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24 March 2010 @ 08:37 am
To evolve or not to evolve?  
Hey guys, who else is still very much enjoying HG/SS? Anyways here's my dilemma. I've got my very first Poliwhirl for keeps on my team. But I'm still deciding whether or not I want to evolve it. If I do evolve it, I still don't know what I want it to evolve into. If you're a Poli-family owner, then I'd like to hear your input, especially about the pros and cons of not evolving, Poliwrath, and Politoed.

Also pimping a new comm called pokebonds. Got any in game experiences from your Pokemon or from other characters that's worth telling? Post it here!
私の首筋にも嘘はあるの: Death Note | 了解!lifeup on March 24th, 2010 06:43 pm (UTC)
I let this post go through because the first part is okay, buuuut.

In the rules: You can post ads to other communities ONLY with a moderators approval. Make note of what mod approved your ad, so that it doesn't get deleted by accident.

And in my modpost: ADS TO OTHER COMMUNITIES - as it says in the rules, you can post them with a mod's permission. And...I'm seeing a lot of posts that I know I didn't give permission to, and aren't noting denkimouse doing so either. From now on, I'm just going to delete these posts without warning. Memes and claiming things and stuff, by the way, are generally okay and don't need permission. It's advertising an actual comm that's a problem.

You can keep your post how it is, but remember that for next time.

Edited at 2010-03-24 06:45 pm (UTC)
♫ THE PATIENT POKEMON ♫: Hetalia::Canada - Feeling flushed.razzberridust on March 24th, 2010 06:46 pm (UTC)
Ah, sorry, I didn't realize. I'll remember next time.
kristallized on March 24th, 2010 06:53 pm (UTC)
Re: mod
what about posting comms in comments?
私の首筋にも嘘はあるのlifeup on March 24th, 2010 07:16 pm (UTC)
Re: mod
You mean like just linking/suggesting a comm (like, "Oh hey maybe you should check x comm, you might get a good response there.")? Then that's alright. As long as it's not like randomly spamming someone in a comment, it's fine. :P
Spaekle Oddberry: kururuspaekle on March 24th, 2010 07:00 pm (UTC)
I think it just depends on what you're wanting to do with it. Politoed has higher special attack while Poliwrath has higher attack.

I'm using a Politoed on my team just because I like it. You could always make a choice based off that. :v
Tu fui, ego eris.legrotesque on March 24th, 2010 07:06 pm (UTC)
I prefer Politoed. It's not as versatile, but it learns some sick moves. Plus it's cuter.
Arie: mereeponlyarie on March 24th, 2010 07:34 pm (UTC)
I'm using Politoed because it's cute. n_n
hukuzo on March 24th, 2010 08:47 pm (UTC)
Not evolving it will just leave it weak. The longer it remains a Poliwhirl, the lower its stats will be in the end. I think Poliwrath is the better of the two evolutions. Not because I think it looks cooler, but because of its movepool and type combination. Politoed is a generic Pokemon. It's not bad, but not really good either. Just evolve it as early as possible.
Rythen Eugeadunsparce on March 24th, 2010 09:24 pm (UTC)
The time you evolve it won't have that much of an impact on stats.
Just the moves it can learn.
If you evolve it too soon, it won't learn a lot of the moves it could learn.
hukuzo on March 25th, 2010 07:12 am (UTC)
Yes, the stat difference won't be night and day, but it can make a difference. Also, can't any missed moves be learned by the move re-learner character? Regardless, most of the moves people settle with are moves learned through TMs, tutors, and breeding anyway.
Cricketcaddyeverafter7 on March 24th, 2010 11:39 pm (UTC)
I'm going through the exact same thing as you and I'm thinking of just leaving my Poliwhirl the way it is. He learns some decent moves when he's older and you can teach him fighting moves via TM's so it does make up for Poliwrath.

I guess it does leave him not as powerful, but if you don't really mind much (like me) then I, personally, would just leave it.
Cafe Blackcafeblack on March 25th, 2010 01:09 am (UTC)
If you don't mind him being weaker, than a higher level and good moves can make up for him not being fully evolved. Otherwise, I personally prefer Poliwrath for his better movepool and for being a little more offense oriented (he also makes for a better Belly Drummer, if that is your thing)
Typhie: Pokemon - Cynthiatyphlogirl on March 25th, 2010 08:20 am (UTC)
I've always been far fonder of Poliwrath, but it's really up to you.