N-E Staff
  • Content count

  • Joined

  • Last visited

  • Days Won



About RedShell

Personal Information

  • Location


  • Nintendo Systems Owned
    NES, SNES, GB, N64, GBA, GCN, NDS, Wii, 3DS, Wii U, Switch
  • Other Systems Owned
    C64, PC, DC, PS3, PS4
  • Favourite Game?
    Super Mario Kart
  • Gender

Game Info

  • Switch Friend Code
  1. Getting into Competitive Pokémon

    Yeah, very strange design choice that. OK, I’ll join for some raid battles.
  2. Getting into Competitive Pokémon

    Looks like you can’t choose the competition team.
  3. Getting into Competitive Pokémon

    Lol. I encountered an all shiny team the other day too. Got destroyed by them though. Anyway, I’ll have a battle with you to test that, am online at the moment.
  4. Getting into Competitive Pokémon

    Hang on a sec, when you register for the competition you also register the team that you’ll use?! I registered for it ages ago don’t recall anything about choosing Pokémon though, can’t even remember what was in my party at the time, it wasn’t long after launch. Please tell me I won’t be stuck using a completely untrained team. That’s going to be fun.
  5. N-Europe Mario Kart League 2019

    @Glen-i @BowserBasher I might not be able to make it tonight now, so don’t hang around if I’m not in the lobby by 8.
  6. Getting into Competitive Pokémon

    I am really getting into this now, have played quite a lot of single and double battles in ranked mode and have reached the Poké Ball tier on both. I like that you get rewarded with various vitamins and stuff every so often in ranked mode simply for taking part, although I have also managed a few wins here and there. Something I couldn’t quite understand when playing online was why it always takes such a long time for a battle to actually start after finding an opponent, it wasn’t until last night that I finally realised you can push the X button to see the team you’ll be facing and that people are obviously taking time to make appropriate choices/plan tactics. Meanwhile I just pick my team in the blink of an eye, without even thinking about it, or knowing what I’ll be facing! I do find it incredibly amusing that several people have gone to the trouble of military style strategic planning before facing one of my no thought teams, yet still lost. Anyway, I don’t actually mind the extra wait before each battle because it means more time listening to this: Absolutely amazing tune!
  7. Getting into Competitive Pokémon

    I can think of several other reasons for that, the main one being that pretty much all of the Pokémon I like are completely rubbish at battles. Speaking of which, I’ve added Shuckle to my team! I thought it would actually be pretty good defensively, turns out I was wrong. It’s not good at anything. Looks funny though. Actually, I think I didn’t help matters by training his speed stat over HP, probably should’ve done the opposite as he still seems slower than most other Pokémon anyway. Question for you, @Glen-i about my Pikachu (and Pokémon training in general I guess) it’s maxed out for Sp. Atk and Speed (as you suggested a while back) but I was wondering, is it better to have the beneficial nature boost on Sp. Atk or Speed? Got it on Sp. Atk, but I get the feeling Speed could be more important.
  8. Super Mario Maker 2 -- June 2019

    Wow! That is awesome! YouTube version:
  9. Yeah, I’ve started breeding for a standard Pikachu now, so that I’ll be able to delight (and occasionally annoy ) people in ranked battles. Seeing as I have the shiny charm and a foreign Ditto, I figure I’ll go for a shiny too (even though shiny Pikachu is basically the same as normal ) No luck so far, but I’m sure the millions of Pichu that I send out on Surprise Trade will bring joy to Pokémon trainers all over the world. I had no idea you could do this. Very cool. Good to know. I wanted to play ranked yesterday really, but then discovered that half of my team was ineligible. Once I get a few replacements sorted I’ll check it out. I take it you actually get rewards for playing in ranked battles, right? They definitely dropped the ball by not giving you anything at all in casual mode. Hell, even if it was just a few berries or whatever, you should get something for playing it.
  10. I really wanted to kill your Charizard. Think we might be just a little bit overpowered for 1 star Max Raid Battles...
  11. Ah cool, I’ll probably check that out, yeah. Been doing loads of surprise trades today (trying to increase my Poké lotto chances ) if I had a quid for every Dreepy that got sent my way I’d be a millionaire by now! Also, people actually send out some really great Lv. 1 Pokémon on there, got so many with almost all perfect stats.
  12. Doesn’t look like it, the only legendary I saw was my own Zamazenta. And yeah, unfortunately ranked mode also bans my Pikachu.
  13. So I just did some online battles, am getting destroyed over and over again, I finally win one and the opponent disconnects. And keep in mind that this is in casual mode! Anyway, I’m noticing that a lot of people seem to use the exact same Pokémon/strategy when playing online, obviously the best ones, but I gotta say, it makes it kinda boring. Especially after coming off the Battle Tower were there’s quite a bit of variation. This game needs more silly trainers and Pokémon teams battling online! *edit* @Dcubed, just been having a good laugh at your Twitter posts about this game, hilarious stuff.
  14. That’s gonna be my last raid for today, cheers @Glen-i.