Earlier this week, Niantic revealed that Pokemon GO will be having a special holiday event! First of all, some Sinnoh Pokemon will be appearing and from December 18 at 4 PM Eastern Time to December 22 at 4PM Eastern Time, you’ll get double the amount of candy for catching/transferring Pokemon! From the 22th to the 26th at the same times, you’ll get double the amount of Stardust, and from the 26th to the 30th you will get double the amount of experience. Finally, from December 30th to January 2nd you will be able to hatch eggs twice as fast. Some bonuses that will be present through all of the 2 weeks are the fact that you’ll get an incubator daily from Poke Stops and eggs will appear more frequently. Happy hunting!
Pokemon Let’s go
- Animal Crossing
- Dragon Quest
- Final Fantasy
- Nintendo 3DS
- Nintendo Switch
- PlayStation 4
- Pokemon GO
- Pokemon Tip
- Super Smash Bros
- Sword and Shield
If you want to do Free Battles in Pokemon Let’s Go, you’re going to need EXP to get to level 100. If you want to beat all the Master Trainers, you’re going to need to get lots of experience. This guide will show you the best way to get experience in Pokemon Let’s Go.
Actually Getting Experience Fast:
First, you’ll need to have beaten the game. We will need to go to Cerulean Cave which is only accessible after you’ve beaten the Champion. You’ll need to get around 100 Ultra Balls and 100 Poke Balls as we’re going to be chaining Chansey to get experience fast!
First, you’ll need to go to the second floor of Cerulean Cave, the only place you can find Chansey in Cerulean Cave. Once you go to the second floor, you’ll obviously need to find a Chansey!
When you find a Chansey, you’ll need to catch it to make your Catch Combo. If you don’t know what a catch combo is, it is a combo you get from catching the same Pokemon multiple times in a row. If you want to learn more about it, you can go here.
When you’re catching try to get an Excellent on your first try, when you get an Excellent you get an experience bonus leading you to get experience faster (also Nice and Great but less). You also get an experience bonus for doing two player. If possible, you can try to use two Joy-Cons and play multiplayer by yourself. If you throw the balls at the same time, you’ll get a Synchronized Bonus! When you’re using a synchronized throw, you should use Ultra Balls in one hand and Poke Balls in the other because it only takes the catch rate of the best one which can save you a lot of money!
As you can probably tell, the way you get a Combo Bonus is by getting a chain. The Combo Bonus should increase the bigger your chain is.
That’s how you get experience fast in Pokemon Let’s Go!
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Have you wanted to trained to get an amazing competitive Pokemon in Pokemon Let’s Go? Well to do that you’re going to need to be able to check your IVs!
Similarly to the other Gen 7 games, Pokemon Let’s Go has a way to check your IVs built right into the stats menu! To unlock this, you’re going to have to go to the gate between Route 11 and Route 12. You’ll need to have caught thirty species of Pokemon so if you haven’t, you should catch them before you do this.
Once you go to the gate, climb up the stairs.
It will show a screen showing each stat and Best, Fantastic, Good, Very Good, OK, and Not Very Good. The Best marking stands for 31 IVs, the best you can get in the game! The “Fantastic” marking stands for 30 IVs, the second best you can get in the game. The Very Good marking stands for anywhere between 26 and 29 IVs. Pretty Good stands for 16 to 25 IVs and Decent stands for 1 to 15 IVs. Not Very Good stands for 0 IVs, the absolutely worst IV count that you can get in the game.
That’s all there is for how you check IVs in the games Pokemon Let’s Go Pikachu and Let’s Go Eevee!
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Have you ever wanted to catch a Shiny Pokemon in Pokemon Let’s Go Pikachu and Let’s Go Eevee? Well, you can and this guide is going to tell you how to do it!
Pokemon Let’s Go added a new feature called Catch Combos which help you get Good IVs and increased shiny odds! The way they work is if you catch the same Pokemon (not species) in a row you get a catch combo. For example, I run into a Caterpie, catch it, then run into another Caterpie and catch it, I’ll have a catch chain of 1. Thankfully, if you have a catch combo of Caterpies and I run into a Weedle, if I run before it runs away or I catch it, the chain will not be broken!
They also made it pretty hard to break the chain, the only ways you can break the chain is if: the Pokemon runs away from you (not the other way around), you close the game, or you catch another Pokemon. You can even leave the route and come back and the chain won’t be broken!
According to Serebii, a chain of 2-10 Pokemon has the normal chance of 1/4096 (~1/1365 w/ Shiny Charm) to get a shiny. Once you get a chain of 11-20 Pokemon, there’ll be a chance of 1/1024 (1/682.6). 21-30 will give a 1 in 512 chance (1 in 409.6) and finally 31+ gives a chance of only 1 in 341.3 (292.57). These odds are already fabulous but there is still another way to increase the odds!
Pokemon Let’s Go added a new item called Lures. Lures increase the odds of Rare Pokemon occuring normally to around 1/2048 (1/1024 Shiny Charm) for 100 steps with regular Lure, 200 steps with a Super Lure, and 250 steps with a Max Lure.
Amazingly, these can be combined with Catch Combos to give insane odds for catching Pokemon! At a chain of 2-10, there are the base odds of 1 in 2048 (1/1024) chance of getting a Shiny, with a chain of 11-20 the odds are 1 in 819.2 (1 in 585.14). With a chain of 21-30, the odds are 1 in 455.1 (409.6), and finally at a chain of 31+ there is a 1 in 315.08 chance (1 in 273.07)!
Like all the other main-series Pokemon games since Black and White 2, there is an item called the Shiny Charm. The Shiny Charm is unlocked by getting all 153 Pokemon with the exclusion of Mew, Meltan, and Melmetal. Once you get the 150 required Pokemon, you go talk to the Game Director and he will give you a diploma and a shiny charm. The Shiny Charm does two extra rerolls to get a shiny. You can think of it like a random number generation that goes from a 1 to 4096 and it’s trying to get a one. It’ll get 2 extra tries to see if it’ll get that one. This makes the odds roughly 3/4096 but not exactly as if you had 4095 rerolls there wouldn’t be a 100% chance.
Soft-Resetting (or rather the lack of):
In most other Pokemon games, doing something called a “soft-reset” will help you catch the Pokemon. As the name implies, a soft-reset resets the game without restarting the game.
Most people save right before a legendary Pokemon, see if it’s shiny, if it’s not soft-reset and repeat that process until you get a shiny. This doesn’t apply just to legendary Pokemon, but it’ll only work on stationary encounters or gift Pokemon. In this game, you’ll have to close the game and re-open it, it isn’t the end of the world but is inconvenient.
Like any other Pokemon game, you can’t use a “method” to find a shiny stationary/gift Pokemon. The only somewhat method-like thing that works is the Shiny Charm. A stationary or gift Pokemon will have the regular odds of 1 in 4096 or 1 in 1365.3 if you have the shiny charm.
Those are all of the ways you can shiny hunt in Pokemon Let’s Go Pikachu and Let’s Go Eevee! Hopefully, this helped you catch shiny Pokemon!
Hello, Pokemon fans here is a quick breeding guide for all the Pokemon games
#1 Learn the Basics
There’s a lot of things involved with breeding in the Pokemon games and it’s important to know the basics.
Breeding was introduced with Generation II so you will not be able to breed in the Generation I games. Breeding is also non-existant in Pokemon Let’s Go Pikachu and Pokemon Let’s Go Eevee.
First off, a Pokemon can only breed with Pokemon in its egg group.
There are thirteen egg groups: Monster, Water 1, Water 2, Water 3, Bug, Flying, Fairy, Grass, Human-like, Mineral, and Amorphous, and Dragon. There also two more but we won’t mention them until later as they are a bit more complicated.
Goldeen can breed with Octillery as they’re both in the Water 2 egg group but can’t breed with Cubone as it’s in the Monster egg group.
Another example is,
Caterpie can breed with Weedle because they are both in the Bug egg groups but neither of them can breed with Salamence as it’s in the egg group.
Pokemon can also have two different egg groups and can breed with any Pokemon in those egg groups.
F0r example: Magikarp is in both the Water 2 and Dragon egg groups so it can breed with Goodra who is in the Dragon egg group and Luvdisc who is in the Water 2 egg group. However, they cannot breed with each other as Goodra isn’t in the Water 2 egg group and Luvdisc is not in the Dragon egg group.
There are a couple exceptions to this rule:
There is an egg group called Undiscovered which is filled with every baby Pokemon, legendary Pokemon, and mythical Pokemon (excluding Manaphy and Phione). Unown, Nidorina, and Nidoqueen are also in this list. These Pokemon cannot breed with any Pokemon even Pokemon in the same egg group so good luck trying to get a level 1 Mew!
There is also a Pokemon called Ditto who is in its own egg group: Ditto Group. It can breed with any Pokemon out there except for Pokemon in the Undiscovered group and itself.
Ditto + Pikachu = Pikachu
Ditto + Ditto ≠ Ditto
How the Resulting Pokemon in Determined:
A Pokemon always is the same species as the female unless if you are breeding with a Ditto and in that case it will appear as the Pokemon that is not Ditto.
♂ Magikarp + ♀ Sharpedo = Carvanha
Ditto + ♂ Charizard = Charmander
The Pokemon will always be the Pokemon’s base stage evolution except if the female parent (or male if Ditto) is Marill, Azumarill, Wobuffet, Roselia, Roserade, Chimecho, Sudowoodo, Mr. Mime, Chansey, Blissey, Snorlax, or Mantine. In these cases the Pokemon will always be the Pokemon’s second stage unless it’s holding a specific incense. It is the Sea Incense for Marill, and Azumarill, Rose Incense for Roserade and Roselia, Pure Incense for Chimecho, Rock Incense for Sudowoodo, Odd Incense for Mr. Mime, Luck Incense for Chansey and Blissey, Full Incense for Snorlax, and Wave Incense for Mantine. In this case it will result in the baby Pokemon.
♂ Pikachu + ♀ Chansey = Chansey
♂ Pikachu + ♀ Chansey w/ Luck Incense = Cleffa
♂ Pachirisu + ♀ Pikachu = Pichu
Of course there are many other things needed in trying to make the perfectly bred Pokemon so that’s what we’re doing next.
Genderless Pokemon and Male-Only Pokemon can only get offspring by using a Ditto. Male-Only Pokemon can breed with Female Pokemon in the same egg group to get the Female’s species however.
Nidoking, Nidorino, and Nidoran-Male and Nidoran-Female are the only exceptions to this rule as there is actually a 50% chance of producing either the Male or Female if you are breeding with a Nidoran.
Breeding in the first place:
You’ll need to go to the Day Care and enter your Pokemon in there. The Day Care is found in Paniola Town in Sun, Moon, Ultra Sun, and Ultra Moon, Route 7 in Pokemon X and Y, Battle Resort or Route 117 in Pokemon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire, Route 3 in Pokemon Black, White, Black 2, and White 2, Route 34 in HeartGold, SoulSilver, Gold, and Silver, Solaceon Town in Pokemon Diamond, Pearl, and Platinum, Four Island in FireRed and LeafGreen,
IVs are one of the most important aspects in breeding a Pokemon. If you don’t know what IVs are they are randomly generated integers between 0 and 31 showing how powerful your Pokemon is in each specific stat. Two Pikachus with the same level and EVs with a 0 IV and one with a 31 IV in Attack will have drastically different Attack stats. How do you make your IVs the way you want it? Well that’s where SOS Chaning comes into play in Generation VII! I can’t talk about SOS Chaining here or it would be too long but you can come here to learn to get good IVs!
Gen VI has a different method to get IVs and I’ll put that guide here.
Unfortunately, in any generation prior to Gen VI you’ll have to manually find IVs and there is no easy way to find IVs which is one of the many reasons so many people hate breeding in these generations.
You’ll need to beat the Elite Four and hatch 20 eggs to be able to see what IVs your Pokemon have in Pokemon Sun, Moon, Ultra Sun, and Ultra Moon! You’ll need to go back to the ‘How to actually breed’ section to hatch eggs!
You can check your IVs using the Stats Judge for any generation prior to Gen VII. It can be found in the Kiloude City Pokemon Center in Pokemon X and Y, Battle Resort Pokemon Center in Pokemon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire, in Pokemon Black, White, Black 2, and White 2 he’s found in the Gear Station (after you beat the Champion), in Pokemon Platinum, HeartGold, and SoulSilver he’s found in the Battle Tower, in Pokemon Emerald the stat judge is in the Battle Frontier.
Unfortunately, if you’re playing Pokemon Gold, Silver, Ruby, Sapphire, Diamond or Pearl you will not be able to check your IVs normally. You can however use an online IV checker, here’s a good one here:
That’ll work for Gen III and this will work for Gen II.
If you don’t want to deal the judge’s nuisances you can use an IV Calculator:
Passing Down IVs:
If you’re looking to make a competitive Mimikyu, you wouldn’t care about your Sp. Atk stat right? That would then make you try to get 31 IVs, in every single stat except Sp Atk. right? Let’s say you have a male Mimikyu with a Male Mimikyu with 31 IVs in Attack, Speed, and Sp. Def, and a Female Mimikyu with Def and HP! You may be wondering how do you get the child to have the best of both parents? That’s where the Destiny Knot comes in.
Destiny Knot is an amazing item introduced in Pokemon X and Y that passes down 5 random IVs from a random parent to the child. Unfortunately, if you’re breeding in Gen II through V, you’re stuck with the default where it passes down three IVs from the parent.
So if you’re breeding competitive Pokemon from Gen II to V, you’re most likely not going to want to put in the effort to get 5 IV Pokemon because even with 6 IV Pokemon as parents you’ll still only have a nearly 1/1000 chance to get the 5 IVs you want (it’s less to get any 5 IV but it’s still outrageous) compared to Gen VI/VII chance of nearly 1/5 (1/31 + 1/6).
It doesn’t matter which Pokemon has the Destiny Knot it will pass down IVs from both.
After you put both Pokemon in the Day Care with the Destiny Knot on it, let’s say that it hatches a Male Mimikyu with 31 IVs in Atk, Speed, Def, and Sp. Def. It isn’t what you want but you can use it using something called chain breeding. The Mimikyu outclasses the other Mimikyu that was already breeding. You can replace Mimikyu with Mimikyu and transfer the items. It’ll increase your chances to get the 31 IV Pokemon you want.
This is just a scratch on the surface into the complicated realm of breeding and passing down IVs.
Passing Down Natures:
Natures, are a very important part of competitive battling. Natures increase a stat more than it would’ve normally but it also makes another stat worse than normal! This good for most Pokemon as for example Mimikyu, you can use an Adamant nature which increase Attack and decreases Sp. Atk which is absolutely useless for it.
How do you pass down natures to children?
You use something called the Everstone.
Unfortunately, there is no way to find different natures rather than just going into the wild and hoping for the nature you want.
The Everstone passes down the nature 100% from the parent holding the everstone in Black and White 2 and on. In Pokemon HeartGold and SoulSilver and Black and White, the Everstone only has a 50% chance of passing down the nature. In Emerald, Diamond, Pearl, and Platinum the Everstone can only be passed down if a female Pokemon is holding it and there’s only a 50% chance of passing down the parent’s nature.
This is commonly used with the Destiny Knot to get good IVs and a good nature.
♂ Brave Magikarp w/ Everstone + ♀ Sharpedo = Brave Carvanha
♀ Brave Magikarp w/o Everstone + ♀ Sharpedo = ? Carvanha (could be Brave but probably not)
Now there is a little part of breeding called Egg Moves. Each Pokemon has exclusive moves that can be only be gotten from other Pokemon.
How do egg moves work? If a parent has the move, that is in a compatible Pokemon’s egg moves, it will pass down to the child.
♂ Haxorus w/ Dragon Dance + ♀ Dragonite = Dratini w/ Dragon Dance
Prior to Gen VI, egg moves could only be inherited from the father.
Regular moves can also be inherited as long as it’s in the child’s moveset. Keep in mind egg moves will take priority.
Passing Down Pokeballs:
This gives you no competitive advantage but many people like to have their Pokemon in different Pokeballs for asthetic reasons. Poke Balls are always passed down from the mother unless if they are the parents are the same species. If they are the same species there is a 50/50 chance.
♂ Haxorus w/ Love Ball + ♀ Dragonite w/ Poke Ball = Dratini w/ Poke Ball.
Master and Cherish Balls will never pass down and will result in a normal Poke Ball.
In all generations before Gen VI, the baby will 100% be in a Pokeball.
How to Hatch Eggs Faster:
Finally, the last thing you need to know is to make eggs hatch faster. Unfortunately, in Gold, Silver, Crystal, Ruby and Sapphire it’s impossible to make eggs hatch faster so it takes forever to hatch eggs in those games. In every game since Emerald there is something called Flame Body. If a Pokemon with Flame Body or Magma Armor is in your party all eggs are hatched in half the time!
Pokemon with Flame Body or Magma Armor are Magmar, Slugma, Magcargo, Magby, Magmortar, Litwick, Lampent, Chandelure, Larvesta, Volcarona, Fletchinder, and Talonflame.
Ponyta, Rapidash, Moltres, and Heatran also have the ability but only as a Hidden Ability!
Unfortunately, Flame Body and Magma Armor don’t stack.
There are other ways to increase the time too!
In Gen V, you can use something called Pass Powers. They will eggs will hatch 1.25 times faster for Hatching Power ↑, 1.5 times for Hatching Power ↑↑ and 2 times faster for Hatching Power ↑↑↑.
In Gen VI, they have something similar called O-Powers. It is similar to Black and White as in eggs hatch 1.25 times for Level 1, 1.5 for Level 2, and 2 for Level 3.
In Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon they have something called Roto Loto, if you use the Roto Hatch power it’ll hatch eggs two times faster.
That’s all we have about breeding! It’s a very complicated process. We also learned how much of a pain it is to breed in Gen II, Gen III, Gen IV, and Gen V Pokemon games. Thanks for reading!
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Game Freak announced Mega Evolution today for Pokemon Let’s Go Pikachu and Pokemon Let’s Go Eevee. This is amazing and also brings the possibility of more megas coming! I’d love to see Pokemon like Ninetales get a mega! They released a video and also updated their website! I personally love Mega Evolution and would love to see what could happen with Mega Evolution in these games! Since we have mega evolution, does that mean we’ll have Z-Moves? I’m more skeptical about Z-Moves though since that wasn’t a very exciting feature for many and was really more of a competitive feature than anything else. Anyway, it’s really exciting to see what could happen in the future of these games!
I also wonder if there will be an unofficial competitive scene with these games considering they have core features. The only thing they’re really missing is the amount of Pokemon which is similar to VGC 2017 and VGC 2014 and Z-Moves which is not everyone’s favorite. I personally don’t think Z-Moves will happen but who knows? Anything could happen!
These games look amazing and I’m really excited to see what happens with these games next! I can’t wait until these come out on the 16th of November!
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