I find it hard to criticise this game due to its outrageous number of positive attributes that include its addictiveness which is almost narcotic in nature , its potential for expansion, the mixing of tower defence strategy with true Pokémon battle style, its adherence to the original graphics and music, and general ability to create a sense that you are actually playing an officially licensed. SnD coins transcend the regular in-game currency because they are the only coins with which you can adopt Pokémon in the Pokécentre this is a website that can be accessed from the in-game menu but is itself external to the game. As a bonus, the above chart shows just how deep you have to go to make Honchkrow a relevant Flying attacker. Shedinja probably has better odds towards being useful. Unlike most pranks, this one actually gets funnier if it happens again. If you evolve an Electabuzz today and Niantic surprises us with Heatran as a raid boss a week later, you may wish you had a Rhyperior instead.Next
The above infographic and below descriptions detail some of these alternatives to consider: if you have enough of them, you may wish to drop its rank accordingly. Pokémon Sinnoh Legacy is a hack based on Pokémon platinum. While the idea of SnD coins is a positive one from the perspective of Sam and Dan as well as dedicated followers of Pokémon and the Pokémon Tower Defence Games, the requirement of parting with your hard-earned cash may not be a prospect that is as intriguing to the more casual player, or for someone who simply wishes to train up their Pokémon team without having to actually pay money for what is usually a non-paying experience. Hydreigon, in particular, is a pseudo-legendary, and even a weak Fairy fast move would make it the optimal counter by a fair margin. Whereas previously listed options have competitors, these Pokemon are strictly outclassed by better options. Depending on future bosses, other Pokemon's rankings may improve.Next
Competitors: Groudon, an unevolved Rhydon Looking Forward Rampardos on the horizon threatens Rhyperior and Tyranitar both. This probably makes all Pokemon listed in this article less likely targets for exclusive moves in general. If, instead, you lack powered Groudon, Rhyperior might be a better choice. Future generations feature a handful of Pokemon doubly weak to Fairy - these present a chance for Togekiss to shine. The biggest drawback to evolving Electivire is its lack of utility in legendary tier 5 raids. Chunkier and More Complete Updates Would Be Ideal Although Not Realistic One final quarrel with the game lies with the weekly update process itself. Avoid using a Sinnoh Stone here at all costs! Mystery Gifts With Even More Mysterious Riddles to Solve Another example of such a double-edged sword idea in the game is that of the Mystery gift.
For this reason, too, Electivire may be a better candidate. These Pokemon have the ability to be the best options in your battle party. The first wave of cross-generation Gen 4 evolutions is here! Without a shiny variant released, it would be a very reasonable Pokemon to feature. Fire Spin + Fire Punch or Fire Blast Magmortar, like the unreleased Heatran, got a bad draw in the moveset lottery, hampering its viability as a Fire contender. Thunder Shock + Wild Charge This incredible evolution leads the charge among Electric attackers.Next
Even though it is indicated on the Sam and Dan blog that you are able to witness the interactions and behaviour of the Pokémon you choose to spawn, there appears to be very little going on when you do so. Jokes aside, Honchkrow will probably stay right where it is, right behind another Dark-type that also requires a Sinnoh Stone. As a defender, it is another punching ball for the ubiquitous Machamp. Although Togepi is rare and a beloved Pokemon, a Community Day for it would deviate from established precedent considering it's a baby Pokemon with a shiny variant already released. Keep in mind, however, that Heatran vastly outguns Magmortar, so the same can be said for Heatran.Next
One final word of warning; shiny Duskull and Dusclops are much sweeter than shiny Dusknoir. If Rayquaza returns tomorrow, Weavile is solidly the top counter. Those in need of an Electric-type attacker should feel great about using their Sinnoh Stones on Electabuzz. In spite of these advantages, I feel that the idea has the potential to isolate a significant number of players who may not be willing to part with their non-fictional currency in order to give themselves an in-game advantage. A Normal-type fast move could make Porygon-Z in partly cloudy weather comparable to Metagross as a generalist, although type effectiveness 1.Next
Though I understand the requirement of the game to contain a certain number of multiple-enemy battles, I feel that a compromise could be reached where some areas have increased numbers of classic one on one battles which made Pokémon such an incredible game to play. The joke is on Niantic though because this bird actually can find some use with Gen 4. All the available Pokémon are also at a very high level level ninety to be exact and therefore gives whoever owns them a distinct advantage in story mode. After all, 1vs1 battles are what the game is really all about. This makes for a decent gym defender, though recent stat nerfs to the typical Normal-type gym walls leave gym defense in a state of flux. Battles that Reward More Experience Points Please Not only would a sequel to the game benefit from more battles against single opponents that are tougher to beat, but it would be a refreshing if the battles yielded more of an abundance of experience points. Now, should it receive Earth Power, your existing Rhyperior can become Rock attackers.Next
Further Clarification on the Ability to Spawn Endless Pokemon The only instructions available appear to be at the top of the screen, encouraging you to click on the map in order to spawn the Pokémon that is currently selected in the drop-down menu to the left of it. Until such a time that Pokémon Tower Defence 3 is released, I will happily immerse myself in the sequel, because in all honestly, no one has yet come up with a superior Pokémon experience. While this is an extremely clever idea that both continues to entertain long-term players on a weekly basis whilst simultaneously encouraging players to start playing other games that are created by Sam and Dan, it tends to exclude all but extremely avid tower defence enthusiasts from enjoying the full benefits of the Pokémon Tower Defence 2 experience; the level of tower-defence knowledge about other tower defence games that is required to solve the riddles and questions is dare I say a little greater than that of your average flash-game fanatic. One of the features that as far as I can see appears almost completely pointless and serves very little purpose at this stage of its development which it is currently at, anyhow is the Pokéresearcher mode that can located on the main menu. Competitors: Mewtwo Looking Forward Weavile is going to very quickly get outclassed as we see more Sinnoh Pokemon released. Poison has less type coverage than Grass, effective against only Fairy and non-Poison Grass-types, but this double role helps Roserade stand out. The final stop in the Togepi evolution line has an interesting claim to fame; considerable bulk and a double resistance to Fighting attacks.