Pokémon Horizon‘ the new protagonists are eager to improve as the new Pokémon Trainers, but they’re making a common mistake that even younger players of the real Pokémon game tend to fall victim to. kernel: spam attack.
Riko only received her Sprigatito a few weeks ago, while Roy and his Pokémon partner Fuecoco have only been together for a few days, so it’s understandable that the Pokémon/trainer team isn’t quite on the same page yet. set. However, with bad guys like Adventurer chasing them, Riko and Roy really needed to be able to defend themselves, and the only way to get better was to actually practice, so the two had a duel on the deck of the spaceship. However, both young trainers quickly shouted out the name of their strongest attack repeatedly until their Pokémon was too exhausted to continue, resulting in a draw.
Pokémon’s Riko & Roy keep spamming the same moves
Riko and Roy go to Professor Friede for help with training, who helps them fight Pokémon’s new Pikachu, Captain Pikachu. The captain doesn’t go easy on the two newcomers, but he decides not to attack, instead using the non-damage Double Team move. In the game, Double Team enhances the Pokémon’s dodging ability, while here it creates a “shadow clone” (Japanese name for the move) that looks real, but disappears when attacked. . As Riko and Roy quickly get back to unleashing their strongest attacks, they soon learn that there’s more to fighting than just attacking, but only after their Pokémon are exhausted and the Captain Pikachu wins the training match.
A common mistake Pokémon newbies make is skipping non-damaging moves, like Team Doubles, in favor of powerful attacks that can knock down enemies in one go. While this strategy may work for a while, eventually the opponent will start using other moves that make it difficult to land those attacks, like Doubles or by reducing the pitch. exactly, as with Sand Attack. With a much lower hit rate, that novice strategy will fail and this can even happen spontaneously, with powerful attacks like Stone Edge having less than 100% accuracy . A real trainer, whether in the game or in the anime, must observe the opponent’s moves and react accordingly – such as increasing his own accuracy to counter the possibility of dodging. increase of the enemy. Riko and Roy finally learn that lesson after fighting Captain Pikachu, who has proven the value of tactical thinking in combat.
While Pokémon not being a strategy game, strategy plays a big part in Pokémon battles, and that’s something newbies to Pokémon owners have to learn – even in the anime, it seems.