Pokemon Global Link Goes Live, Offers Overpowered Pokemon

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Pokemon Global Link Goes Live, Offers Overpowered Pokemon

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Do Pokemon dream of electric rats?

As it turned out, Pokemon Black & White, the latest entrants in the tremendously successful Pokemon franchise, were actually pretty awesome. But while the game itself was great, and many of the new online features looked nifty, gamers couldn't check out one of the biggest new additions to the franchise - the Pokemon Global Link, and the Pokemon Dream World - since the servers weren't online.

That's now changed. The Pokemon Global Link is up and running, and if you have Pokemon Black & White you can hook your DS up to the interwebs and sync your game to the website.

So, what's the point of it? While the Global Link adds the Global Battle Union to keep track of your statistics from PvP matches online, the main feature is the Pokemon Dream World, a semi-social game that allows players to obtain Pokemon not native to the new Unova region, as well as Pokemon with abilities they might not naturally acquire in the games.

It's kind of complicated, but here's the gist of it: You tuck one of your Pokemon into bed in the game, which links it to the website. Once there, you can play a number of minigames and interact with other trainers and dreaming Pokemon (in theory, I haven't figured out how to do this yet) as well as obtain and trade special items. As you can see here, I sent my Lampent into the dream world to test it out for myself.

By walking down the Dream Road, you can encounter Pokemon and items, and must play minigames in order to befriend them. I helped a Kangaskhan search for a Bonsly (and found it with less than 10 seconds to spare), and piled ice cream for a Bidoof and Farfetch'd - but I really, really suck at the ice cream game.

It's an interesting little experiment, and it'll definitely keep me coming back for more. I mean, in the Dream World you can catch a Ninetales with the ability Drought. Do you have any idea how overpowered that is?

It learns Solarbeam, too. Just to make things worse. Sheesh.

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About time they got that thing up and running.

What?! You can catch a Ninetails that can use that? Hmm.... I shall investigate this further.

Drought Ninetails is nothing. Drizzle Politoed is where it's at. Just ask my Kabutops, Ludicolo, and Kingdra! =D

But seriously, I think I'll try this out this weekend. I want some more Pokemon. Can't really remember which ones I want, though. I think the only ones I really wanted were Eevee and Growlithe, but I already got those through trade...

I can see the tournament league having a problem about dream world pokemon in the future.

A Ninetails with the drought ability reminded me of Okami for some reason...

Oh my god lol. Before I even read the post I was coming here to brag about my ninetales. It rapes bitches. Solarbeam, solarbeam everywhere.

Heart of Darkness:
Drought Ninetails is nothing. Drizzle Politoed is where it's at. Just ask my Kabutops, Ludicolo, and Kingdra! =D

But seriously, I think I'll try this out this weekend. I want some more Pokemon. Can't really remember which ones I want, though. I think the only ones I really wanted were Eevee and Growlithe, but I already got those through trade...

Too bad drizzle+swift swim is banned.

I'm waiting for my Guts Flareon and Hydration Vaporeon. I think you'll see a lot of the latter in the Uber tiers paired with Kyogre, or just a lot of people running it with a rain dance set or in a rain dance team.

yea good luck actually finding said ninetails

note you can only access the dream world for 1 hour every 24 hours

also ninetails and vulpix only apper after you score 10,000+ dream points within dream world

and if you do catch said ninetails/vulpix or other dream world abilty pokemon and hope of breeding offspring with the DW ability then it better be female becuse male dream pokemon dont pass theirs on and even if it is female it still might not

Surely Drowzee (or anyone with Dream Eater) would just rule the dream world with an Iron fist.

I hate that stupid ice-cream game...I rock out at the flying one though :3

Heart of Darkness:
Drought Ninetails is nothing. Drizzle Politoed is where it's at. Just ask my Kabutops, Ludicolo, and Kingdra! =D

But seriously, I think I'll try this out this weekend. I want some more Pokemon. Can't really remember which ones I want, though. I think the only ones I really wanted were Eevee and Growlithe, but I already got those through trade...

But Draught Ninetails with Solar Beam? That's just....insane, I mean, I'm jelly right now.

Some of the DW combos are just absurd. I can't even believe that they added hydration to vaporeon :| it was already one of the best water walls. Fortunately ferrothorn exists purely to spit in the eye of all them politoed drizzle teams.

So far DW is actually pretty fun though, got myself a cloud nine likitung and harvest exegute. Also, while I haven't tested this (too busy with ranked online), I think you can breed DW males with ditto to pass on their ability, although I may not be correct about this.

John Funk:
Do Pokemon dream of electric rats?

Nice reference there. Now you have me thinking of android pokemon running riot.

The one hour time limit is a bitch. I assume it's due to server traffic, but it's still annoying. I only managed to find a Mareep, and then I couldn't do anything else until I woke my Pokemon up and caught Mareep, and now I can't go back on for 24 hours.

Soviet Heavy:

John Funk:
Do Pokemon dream of electric rats?

Nice reference there. Now you have me thinking of android pokemon running riot.

Actually, pokemon dream of Mareep.

Dr. Paine:

Soviet Heavy:

John Funk:
Do Pokemon dream of electric rats?

Nice reference there. Now you have me thinking of android pokemon running riot.

Actually, pokemon dream of Mareep.

I was wondering how they missed this one. Pokemon has an electric sheep.

thedeathscythe:

Heart of Darkness:
Drought Ninetails is nothing. Drizzle Politoed is where it's at. Just ask my Kabutops, Ludicolo, and Kingdra! =D

But seriously, I think I'll try this out this weekend. I want some more Pokemon. Can't really remember which ones I want, though. I think the only ones I really wanted were Eevee and Growlithe, but I already got those through trade...

But Draught Ninetails with Solar Beam? That's just....insane, I mean, I'm jelly right now.

A lot of Fire Pokemon can learn both Sunny Day and Solar Beam, anyway. Yeah, one that can start firing off Solar Beams as fast as possible is nice, but Ninetail's Special Attack is just average. Great for taking out Rock and Ground Pokemon that might give Ninetails trouble, but not as useful against bulky Water-types, especially if they know Rain Dance (or are either Drizzle Politoed or Cloud Nine Golduck).

Not to mention how broken rain is in the games, anyway. Under sun, Pokemon can only either get double speed or boosted STAB fire attacks, but rain can double the speed of Swift Swim Pokemon while giving them boosted STAB water-attacks, too. Not to mention perfectly accurate Thunders and Hurricanes, too. =/

llafnwod:

Dr. Paine:

Soviet Heavy:

Nice reference there. Now you have me thinking of android pokemon running riot.

Actually, pokemon dream of Mareep.

I was wondering how they missed this one. Pokemon has an electric sheep.

Which are in turn apparently references to 'Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep' :D

serperior gets an ability that when ever its stats would be lowered they are instead raised by that amount instead
including leaf storm which normaly drops its special attack but 2 would now raise its spec attack by 2

Eri:

Heart of Darkness:
Drought Ninetails is nothing. Drizzle Politoed is where it's at. Just ask my Kabutops, Ludicolo, and Kingdra! =D

But seriously, I think I'll try this out this weekend. I want some more Pokemon. Can't really remember which ones I want, though. I think the only ones I really wanted were Eevee and Growlithe, but I already got those through trade...

Too bad drizzle+swift swim is banned.

Yeah, I know. Doesn't stop it from being any more broken.

I almost want a Grass/Fire Pokemon with Chlorophyll to come about next generation, just so Sun teams can actually be a viable alternative to Rain.

manythings:
Surely Drowzee (or anyone with Dream Eater) would just rule the dream world with an Iron fist.

Now that's just silly. Drowzee can't learn Dream Eater by himself, nor can he have the Iron Fist ability. Although a Drowzee with Iron Fist wouldn't be so bad, actually...

Also, this is relevant:

I've been getting frustrated, for so long, trying to connect, from time to time. I never knew, that they had kept it, offline, since the beginning.

Heart of Darkness:
Also, this is relevant:

How does Drowzee not naturally learn something that's built into it's character?

gigastrike:

Heart of Darkness:
Also, this is relevant:

How does Drowzee not naturally learn something that's built into it's character?

No idea. The best answer I can come up with are that the people at Game Freak are trolls. Which might explain why Shedinja gives 2 HP EVs when fought and why Shedinja can learn Final Gambit.

I can finally get my phsycic charmander?! Dreams do come true! (HA! Pun! and I'm aware that a phsycic charmander shall never exsist but it's an amausing thought)

Can you put an insomniac pokemon to sleep?

So... I've never really played Pokemon, and I can't honestly tell if the 'drought' ability is a joke. It just makes it sunny right? That's an amusing spoof ability, not something that is worth anything?

Heart of Darkness:

thedeathscythe:

Heart of Darkness:
Drought Ninetails is nothing. Drizzle Politoed is where it's at. Just ask my Kabutops, Ludicolo, and Kingdra! =D

But seriously, I think I'll try this out this weekend. I want some more Pokemon. Can't really remember which ones I want, though. I think the only ones I really wanted were Eevee and Growlithe, but I already got those through trade...

But Draught Ninetails with Solar Beam? That's just....insane, I mean, I'm jelly right now.

A lot of Fire Pokemon can learn both Sunny Day and Solar Beam, anyway. Yeah, one that can start firing off Solar Beams as fast as possible is nice, but Ninetail's Special Attack is just average. Great for taking out Rock and Ground Pokemon that might give Ninetails trouble, but not as useful against bulky Water-types, especially if they know Rain Dance (or are either Drizzle Politoed or Cloud Nine Golduck).

Not to mention how broken rain is in the games, anyway. Under sun, Pokemon can only either get double speed or boosted STAB fire attacks, but rain can double the speed of Swift Swim Pokemon while giving them boosted STAB water-attacks, too. Not to mention perfectly accurate Thunders and Hurricanes, too. =/

I was always sad Roserade never had Chlorophyll as an ability.

Sunny Day + Solarbeam + Weatherball + Sludge Bomb would have been a sick combo.

John Funk:

Heart of Darkness:

thedeathscythe:

But Draught Ninetails with Solar Beam? That's just....insane, I mean, I'm jelly right now.

A lot of Fire Pokemon can learn both Sunny Day and Solar Beam, anyway. Yeah, one that can start firing off Solar Beams as fast as possible is nice, but Ninetail's Special Attack is just average. Great for taking out Rock and Ground Pokemon that might give Ninetails trouble, but not as useful against bulky Water-types, especially if they know Rain Dance (or are either Drizzle Politoed or Cloud Nine Golduck).

Not to mention how broken rain is in the games, anyway. Under sun, Pokemon can only either get double speed or boosted STAB fire attacks, but rain can double the speed of Swift Swim Pokemon while giving them boosted STAB water-attacks, too. Not to mention perfectly accurate Thunders and Hurricanes, too. =/

I was always sad Roserade never had Chlorophyll as an ability.

Sunny Day + Solarbeam + Weatherball + Sludge Bomb would have been a sick combo.

With Roserade's Speed and Special Attack, I'm inclined to agree. It would make Roserade so much more awesome than he already is.

Zechnophobe:
So... I've never really played Pokemon, and I can't honestly tell if the 'drought' ability is a joke. It just makes it sunny right? That's an amusing spoof ability, not something that is worth anything?

"Sunny" is a special weather condition. Among other things, it makes Fire-type moves stronger (and Ninetails is a Fire-type and gets some pretty good Fire-type moves) and lets you skip the one-turn chargeup for Solarbeam (a very powerful Grass-type move that Ninetails can learn).

So, it's a pretty darned good ability.

it came out a day early but it keeps saying processing registration data may take 5 minutes or more does anyone else have this problem?

Heart of Darkness:

thedeathscythe:

Heart of Darkness:
Drought Ninetails is nothing. Drizzle Politoed is where it's at. Just ask my Kabutops, Ludicolo, and Kingdra! =D

But seriously, I think I'll try this out this weekend. I want some more Pokemon. Can't really remember which ones I want, though. I think the only ones I really wanted were Eevee and Growlithe, but I already got those through trade...

But Draught Ninetails with Solar Beam? That's just....insane, I mean, I'm jelly right now.

A lot of Fire Pokemon can learn both Sunny Day and Solar Beam, anyway. Yeah, one that can start firing off Solar Beams as fast as possible is nice, but Ninetail's Special Attack is just average. Great for taking out Rock and Ground Pokemon that might give Ninetails trouble, but not as useful against bulky Water-types, especially if they know Rain Dance (or are either Drizzle Politoed or Cloud Nine Golduck).

Not to mention how broken rain is in the games, anyway. Under sun, Pokemon can only either get double speed or boosted STAB fire attacks, but rain can double the speed of Swift Swim Pokemon while giving them boosted STAB water-attacks, too. Not to mention perfectly accurate Thunders and Hurricanes, too. =/

Sweet lord when did pokemon get so complicated? I only played the first two generations and have no idea what you're talking about.

I've been really thinking about buying either black or white though, how hard do you think it would be to get up to speed so I don't completely suck at real battles?

Bon_Clay:

Heart of Darkness:

thedeathscythe:

But Draught Ninetails with Solar Beam? That's just....insane, I mean, I'm jelly right now.

A lot of Fire Pokemon can learn both Sunny Day and Solar Beam, anyway. Yeah, one that can start firing off Solar Beams as fast as possible is nice, but Ninetail's Special Attack is just average. Great for taking out Rock and Ground Pokemon that might give Ninetails trouble, but not as useful against bulky Water-types, especially if they know Rain Dance (or are either Drizzle Politoed or Cloud Nine Golduck).

Not to mention how broken rain is in the games, anyway. Under sun, Pokemon can only either get double speed or boosted STAB fire attacks, but rain can double the speed of Swift Swim Pokemon while giving them boosted STAB water-attacks, too. Not to mention perfectly accurate Thunders and Hurricanes, too. =/

Sweet lord when did pokemon get so complicated? I only played the first two generations and have no idea what you're talking about.

I've been really thinking about buying either black or white though, how hard do you think it would be to get up to speed so I don't completely suck at real battles?

It shouldn't take too long. The games haven't changed that much since Generation II, but the biggest changes to the games since then--abilities and the physical/special move split--might take a little getting used to, but it's not that hard to wrap your head around

Smogon University's also a good resource for strategy, either if you want to play competitively or (if you're like me) interested solely in the strategy with none of the desire for competitive battling. (I think Smogon's down right now, though, so check back a little later.)

Bon_Clay:

Heart of Darkness:

thedeathscythe:

But Draught Ninetails with Solar Beam? That's just....insane, I mean, I'm jelly right now.

A lot of Fire Pokemon can learn both Sunny Day and Solar Beam, anyway. Yeah, one that can start firing off Solar Beams as fast as possible is nice, but Ninetail's Special Attack is just average. Great for taking out Rock and Ground Pokemon that might give Ninetails trouble, but not as useful against bulky Water-types, especially if they know Rain Dance (or are either Drizzle Politoed or Cloud Nine Golduck).

Not to mention how broken rain is in the games, anyway. Under sun, Pokemon can only either get double speed or boosted STAB fire attacks, but rain can double the speed of Swift Swim Pokemon while giving them boosted STAB water-attacks, too. Not to mention perfectly accurate Thunders and Hurricanes, too. =/

Sweet lord when did pokemon get so complicated? I only played the first two generations and have no idea what you're talking about.

I've been really thinking about buying either black or white though, how hard do you think it would be to get up to speed so I don't completely suck at real battles?

Well the selling point of Pokémon is it's accessibility and you don't need to think about these sorts of things unless you play competitive matches. It isn't particularly hard to learn either, http://www.serebii.net/ has a 'pokemon of the week' column which explains how to use each 'mon in a real battle and what they are good at. The terms can seem a bit intimidating but you pick it up fast.

OT: Yes. so much yes. Can I have My Epic-Espeon now? Actually, how DO you get the espeon from the pokémon site game into the DW? I have no idea.

i dont know anything about pokemon, but how is 'drought' overpowered? i read the thing and apparently it just makes the game sunny. WTF?

brodie21:
i dont know anything about pokemon, but how is 'drought' overpowered? i read the thing and apparently it just makes the game sunny. WTF?

'Sunny' weather is useful. It ups the power of fire moves and allows solarbeam (A VERY powerful grass-type attack) to be used in one turn instead of two. Doubly useful for a fire type as having a grass attack is a great counter to the water/rock/ground types that would normally be a problem.

brodie21:
i dont know anything about pokemon, but how is 'drought' overpowered? i read the thing and apparently it just makes the game sunny. WTF?

Weather effects have certain effects on Pokemon and their movesets. Sun increases the power of fire-type moves, decreases the power of water-type moves, makes a move called SolarBeam (one of the strongest grass-type moves in the game) work in one turn instead of two, and drops the accuracy of a move called Thunder down to 50%. Since Ninetails is a Fire-type Pokemon, it gets a boost to the power of its Fire-type attacks (which it already receives a boost through Same Type Attack Bonuses), it nerfs one of its counters (Water-types) down to only about half-power, and it gains a much more reliable counter to its other weaknesses (SolarBeam covers Ninetail's Rock- and Ground- type weaknesses in addition to its Water-type weakness). Sun also allows Pokemon with the Chlorophyll ability to move twice as fast, but that's not something that concerns Ninetails.

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