Top 10 Tips for Beginners in Pokemon

Since Diamond and Pearl remakes got announced (FINALLY), I predict that beginners will play this. Here's a couple tips for you guys (also feel free to add more if you like). Oh yeah, and this just doesn't go for the remakes. This goes for all the Pokemon games so pika pika.
The Top Ten
1 Don't use your Master Ball unless you're battling a Legendary or a Shiny

You should also prioritize your master ball on legendaries with factors that makes them harder to capture. For example, keeping your master ball for an electric type might not be a bad idea since electric types are immune to paralysis status which is a useful status for capture.

Yea you only get one of those (unless if you hack) and it's a guranteed catch whatever you throw it at so my point is don't throw it at a pidgey or something unless it's a legendary

ahaha I have 3 master balls I haven't used yet

2 If a Pokemon has a different color than it usually does, it's a shiny

Seriously! Don't miss on shinies. I only caught like 6 shinies in my life, and two of them are the red gyarados, and the shiny Metagross of ORAS.

Shiny pokemon are extremely rare so catch it as fast as you can and don't restart the game if your starter is shiny or alreted colored I've heard many stupid people say this (or similar to this) "hey I bought the hoenn region game and I got a pink mudkip so I restarted the game because I think that was a giltch just wondering if any of that happened to you guys"

3 Don't teach your Pokemon only moves of the same type

To show you the usefulness of moves of different types, let's take Conkeldurr as an example. It is a fighting type so you might want to only give fighting type moves for STAB. However, that leaves you vulnerable to psychic, ghost, flying, and fairy types. That's why instead of four fighting type moves it is better to have only one fighting type move, and have knock off to deal super effective damage against ghost and psychic type, ice punch for flying types, and poison jab for fairy types. There are some cases however where you might want to use two moves of the same type, but that serves different purpose. To go back on Conkeldurr, I can for example have Drain Punch as my main way to deal damage, as well as recover, and Mach Punch in case the opponent is at low HP, and I need to go first on the next turn.

yea because if like let's say I teach my lucario all fighting type moves and I fight a ghost type I'm done for so yea

4 Don't teach your Pokemon only HM moves

Of course, if you are playing any games from Sun and Moon and onwards (until they may or may not bring them back in the Sinnoh remakes, cause who knows?), HMs are not a thing anymore, so you don't have to worry about that. However, in the games where HMs are a thing, I recommend you using an HM slave, which is basically a pokemon that exist in your party only to use HM. For example, in ORAS, I used a Slaking who learned Strength, cut, nature power, and rock smash. It was surprisingly useful in moments where I had to use it in battle, but its main purpose was to use those HMs to make me progress through the game. The reason why I recommend you to do this, is because HMs are often not very good to use in battles, even in a playthrough (Surf and Fly being exceptions). And you can't make your pokemon forget about those moves until you find a NPC that makes you forget those moves, or in the case of older games, you are stuck with those moves forever.

I gotta admit this I did this so many times😂😅 if you teach your pokemon all HM moves you can't teach them other moves so yea

5 Don't under level your Pokemon

You pretty much should train your pokemon equally to have your stats well spread. It not only makes the game easier since you are not reliant on only one pokemon, but also, it is just more fun if you ask to me. I mean having a full team of 6 and learning how to use each of them in the situations they are strong, is way more fun than just playing one pokemon through the whole game. At least in my opinion.

Basiclly every time I play pokemon I do this😂😅 underleveling your pokemon is like this for example my opponent sends out a level 50 Haxours, and knocks out my level 50 pokemon then I have to send out a level 10 weedle then I have to black out so yea level up all your pokemon so that if someone knocks out your strongest pokemon you aren't finished

6 Don't over level your Pokemon

Actually, I have to correct Yoshidude on one thing. If you overlevel your pokemon, it will still obey you. The pokemons that won't obey you, are pokemon you traded from other trainers that have higher levels than what the badges are allowing you or wild overleveled pokemon like in pokemon Sword and Shield wild areas. This was made to not get an overpowered pokemon without at least working on it. I would still advise you to not overlevel your pokemon if you want a challenge. I mean, so many people say that this or that pokemon game are too easy, and that they beated everything with their overleveled pokemons, but just don't overlevel them. In the gen 6 games, the exp share is very overpowered so you might have slightly overleveled pokemon without training for hours in the tall grass, but in pretty much all the other pokemon games, even those with the exp share, you should have just the right ammount of levels to not be overleveled if you don't train for hours. Have you tried fighting ...more

I personally never done this because I'm busy underleveling my pokemon🤣 anyways this is on the list because I've heard stories of it someone fighting a gym leader there pokemon didn't obey them an they lost so yea

7 Don't have your team be of all the same type

You can do that if you want a challenge or just want to have fun, and in fact, with double types, you might do something cool with your team, but if you want to be the strongest as possible in your playthrough, let's just say this is not optimal, and you better try not having more than two or three pokemon of the same type, for covering the whole type chart.

I mean its kinda alright if you do this but if you have all dark type pokemon and the opponent sends out a fighting type your at a disadvantge but I would recmmond you not try this

8 Try to hit your opponents with super effective hits

In other words, learn your type chart. Don't use ground type attack on a flying type. It's a bad idea. This is useful for both playthroughs, and especially competitive play.

Like a water against a ground type etc

9 Visit the Pokemon Center

Visit the pokemon center to help heal your pokemon

10 If you fail, train some more
The Contenders
11 Buy as many battling items as you can
12 Learn about status moves

When I was younger, I thought status moves, which are the moves that makes no direct damage, were bad, because I didn't see the point of not directly attacking. However, I now know, and want to let you guys know that those moves can legit be some of the most useful moves ever. Poisoning the opponent is super useful on the long term, burning your opponent with Will O Wisp makes physical attacker hit way less hard than usual, paralyzing an opponent makes the opponent way slower, on top of preventing the opponent from attacking, boosting moves like swords dance or dragon dance raises your stats, allowing you to sweep your opponent, etc. Status moves can be very useful in playthroughs (status moves actually make the unfamous Whitney and her Miltank much easier to beat), and even more in competitive, where they are so common that Taunt, a move that prevents the opponent from using status moves, is considered a very good move. So yeah, don't underestimate those moves.

13 Look at the Pokemon's stats when choosing the moves it learns

You should always consider the stats of the pokemon you use in order to choose the move it learns. The most obvious thing to look at are the offensive stats. Let's take Salazzle for example. This is a pokemon with a much higher special attack, than physical attack, therefore, sludge bomb, a special move, is a way better move for it than poison jab, a physical move. However, you might wanna look at the defensive stats, and speed stats as well. For example, Close Combat is a fighting type move with very high power, but lowers the defenses of the user, therefore a pokemon like Infernape, who is really fast, but has low defenses, which therefore relies on outspeeding his opponent and killing them in one hit to prevent them from killing him, is good with that move. However, a more defensive fighting type, like Conkeldurr might, who is slow, but can tank a lot of hits, might prefer Drain Punch, which has a lower power, but has no drawback, and even gives you more HP back.

14 Use moves that are of the same type as the Pokemon that has them
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