Battling, Levels, and Capturing Jun 4, 2011 0:00:42 GMT -4
Post by Nekayne on Jun 4, 2011 0:00:42 GMT -4
There are things you can and cannot do when it is your turn in battling. When it is your turn, you have the following options:
- Non-offensive move (growl, leer, confuse ray, etc)
- Use an item
- Switch Pokemon
- Use a Pokeball
What you cannot do is:
- Attack twice in one turn
- Continuously dodge
- Use two items
- Attack then switch Pokemon
At most, you have two things you can do in one turn, most commonly being an attack and a non-offensive move put together. You cannot use two like options in one turn (two items, two attacks, two non-offensive, etc). You may also not use an attack then switch Pokemon (unless you are using an attack that allows it) or use an item then switch.
Doubles battles can occur in the wild and the follow the same rule. Each Pokemon only gets two.
1. Keep it creative
These rules should not limit your creativity. Unlike the game, health and PP aren't ruthlessly tracked and there are other ways you can defend yourself or use your attacks. Perhaps a Squirtle hid in it's shell to take less damage from a tackle, or a Chikorita tried to cover the opponent's eyes with the leaves from it's Razor leaf. There are ways to play around with this rather than be stuck in a straight foward attacking mode.
2. Slaughter is discouraged
We would really prefer that Noctis not turn into a bloodbath. It just leaves a bad taste in our mouths, you understand? As such, aiming to kill a wild pokemon, and being successful, will earn you half the normal experience. That is, half of however much you'd get for only causing the pokemon to faint.
Killing another player's pokemon is not allowed unless agreed upon before hand.
3. Victory is NOT a guarantee!
Just like in the games, you guys. Defeat is a part of life, but it is very easily avoidable on Noctis, we like to think. If you go do a "higher level" area with low level pokemon, are you going to win? Unlikely. If you go up against a gym leader with an underleveled team, do you stand a chance? Not really. In situations like these, mods will play to win. Spend enough time on your team to be prepared for your journey!
A good rule of thumb for challenging a gym is to make sure the sum of your party's level is no less than 5 levels below the sum of the gym leader's party.