Evolution Guide Jan 25, 2013 2:16:42 GMT -6
Post by Akira on Jan 25, 2013 2:16:42 GMT -6
One of the key factors in the Pokemon series, as a whole, is that a majority of the Pokemon one can capture are able to evolve and become stronger. That isn't any different here on this site. What is different, however, is the method for evolving said Pokemon. Previously, I tried including all of the methods of evolution that are available in the actual games on this site, though a lot of it ended up being more complicated than it needed to be. So, I've decided to keep it simple this time around.
All evolutions, regardless of the method used to trigger it in the actual games, are handled here, in the Trainer Shop. Read that page to find out how the actual process works. But, on that note, there are a few things you should know when it comes to evolving a Pokemon.1) If you wish to depict the evolution in an actual thread, that's fine. If you wish to do so in the middle of a battle with another student, make sure it's okay with them before going through with it. The only thing I ask is you don't do anything that contradicts another thread the Pokemon might be in.
2) After evolving your Pokemon, you will be allowed to change their Normal Moves. After all, some Pokemon only learn certain moves after evolving, and it would be unfair to force you to buy those moves. However, you cannot teach the Pokemon any moves from its previous evolution. In other words, if the base form of a Pokemon is able to learn certain moves that its evolved form(s) can't, then you cannot teach it any of those moves upon evolving it. (For example, Bulbasaur can learn Seed Bomb by level-up, but Ivysaur and Venusaur can't).
3) As mentioned in the Trainer Shop, a Pokemon you're wishing to evolve must gain a certain number of Exp Points, which are obtained through battling and posting in the Training Area. Though winning said battles isn't really required to evolve your Pokemon, it probably goes without saying that the more wins you have, the better. In other words, just use your judgement on this one, and don't try to evolve a newly caught Pokemon that you haven't even let out of its Poke Ball yet.
4) In regards to battling for Exp Points, using more than one Pokemon against a single wild Pokemon does not mean each Pokemon will gain an Exp Point. Generally, it will be up to the mod to decide, but, for the most part, it will depend on who did the most battling. Or, if both of them did an equal amount, who landed the finishing blow.
5) In relation to the above, if your Pokemon only does one attack (especially if it's NVE or does no damage at all), then you proceed to somehow go on and catch a wild Pokemon on your own, it will not gain an Exp Point. Points for battling require them to actually...you know...battle.
6) Lastly, if you happen to obtain a piece of Rare Candy, then you can give it to one of your Pokemon. Doing so will give it a free Exp Point. The only limit in this regard is that you can't use more than one for a single evolution.
Other than that...there's really not a whole lot to evolving Pokemon. Just purchase the evolution from the shop linked above, and you're good to go.