To see my in-game teams visit My Teams. To see my pages on predictions visit My Predictions. To see a list of things that make me tick in life visit My Favourites. To see some of my accomplishments on Bulbapedia and what I'm like in real life visit My Life.
About me (Pokémon wise)
Pokémon always has and always will be my favourite game series. At 6 years old I was given a Gameboy Colour with Pokémon Yellow after showing much interest in the early anime and my cousin's Red and Blue version.
Since then I have owned and played my own, Red, Blue, Gold, Silver, Crystal, Ruby, Sapphire, Emerald, FireRed, LeafGreen, Diamond, Platinum, HeartGold and Black versions and every game from the Ranger and Dungeons series as well as Pokémon Stadium 1 & 2, Collosseum, XD, Channel, Snap, Dash, PBR and Poképark. I have watched every episode of the anime that has ever been dubbed into English and have started watching them in Japanese which I happen to speak a bit of.
Of all Pokémon I favour Electric and Bug types, leaving my favourites as Lanturn and Yanmega.
Before gen IV I did not think much about how I played the game, usually training one Pokémon alone and struggling a lot when I got to the Elite 4. Since Pokémon Diamond I have started thinking about moves, stats and abilities as well as training a full team of six going by a principle that if the highest levelled Pokémon is over 4 levels higher than my lowest levelled Pokémon, that Pokémon is battling too much. Over the course of gen IV I adapted to these principles much better and by HeartGold have my best team ever.
When building a team I usually follow the same pattern Ash uses, a Grass-type, a Water-type, a Fire-type, a Flying-type, a Pokémon that can at least use an Electric-type move and a wild card. I favour fast Pokémon overall so you'd rarely see a Pokémon with base speed less than 70 on my team, that Pokémon must also have at least 90 base attack or special attack, I don't care for defence. Finally, that Pokémon must have a base stat total of at least 470. Legendary Pokémon since my Platinum version have been banded from my in-game teams. 9 times out of 10 a Pokémon on my team will know a STAB move for each of its types that are well balanced between Power and Accuracy, staying well clear of negative effects that for example Overheat, Hyper Beam and Volt Tackle have. My favourite moves to have on my team are those that cause Status ailments instantly; Hypnosis for sleep, Thunder Wave for paralysis, Will-O-Wisp for burn, Confuse Ray for confusion and Toxic for bad poison.