Thursday, May 17, 2012

Black 2 & White 2 Video!

Pokemon Black 2 & White 2

Hey, guys! Little update from the Hive here (not major, but still awesome).

Now, as some of you maybe know, Pokemon Black 2 and White 2 are fast approaching. The other day, the official Pokemon site released a video "trailer" of sorts to the game, and gave it a very anime-ish twist. Instead of the usual trailers given for new Pokemon games that usually include gameplay videos, screenshots, artwork, and new areas/aspects of the game, this one looked like it could be an anime based on the new games!

Don't be mistaken, this isn't to start a rumor or anything of an anime, this is only a trailer for the new games themselves. It features the male protagonist and the game's new rival, along with some familiar faces. These include the reappearance of N, and more scenes with the Shadow Triad, Cheren and Bianca, Team Plasma, and even Elesa! You may not recognize her immediately, for I think she has dyed her hair black! o3o" Not common in a Pokemon game, but she is a model, so... meh. I liked it better before, personally.

Anyway, not too much to say other than that. Well, when you watch it, listen to the music playing just before and during the "chase scene" of sorts. This video was awesome! To see it, click the link below.

Click me~~! 8'D

So other than that, have a great day, guys! I'll catch ya' all next time, ok?
Guten tag/Gute nacht!

Friday, May 4, 2012

Pokemon of the Week - Mantine

Hallo, fellow members of the Hive! Yes, I'm back! I've been away for a while, but now I'm back to kick some butt in Wild Ca-- I mean... The Pokemon Hive! I figured that I may be able to manage posting at least a PotW post each week, along with other major things. I can't deny it, I've been lazy! ><" Anyway, I thought I'd do an entry for Mantine. Not the most powerful thing in the world, but I like him either way. And he steals Octillery's babbies! D8 (Yogscast fans will understand the "babbies" thing) Anyway, for my reasoning for this choice, click here. That's right, click right here! - Mantine Pokedex Entry

Now, today's lesson is set upon a very large manta ray. And as very happy-looking one at that! Mantine has Special Defenses to match even those of the physically-oriented Skarmory! Now as high as that may be, Mantine has a few fatal flaws. It's typing of Water/Flying leaves it vulnerable to Stealth Rock and come common weaknesses, as well as a crippling weakness to Electric. Without Electric and a resistance to Psychic, Mantine doesn't make too good of a wall for a team, but he has his upsides as well. Mantine's Special bulk allows him to easily switch into a Water-Type attack and be healed. And due to his Flying dual-type, he is an excellent switch-in to Grass or Water users like Gorebyss, and can even be safely witched into the oft-powerful Fighting-Type opponent! With immunity to non-rocky traps (the Spikes moves), Mantine can play a pivotal role on your team, if you play him right. Just remember, outside of Rest, he has no healing options, and low HP doesn't welcome that...

Base Stats:
HP - 65
Atk - 40
Def - 70
SpAtk - 80
SpDef - 140
Spd - 70


Mantine @ Leftovers

Ability: Water Absorb
EVs: 252 HP, 4 Def, 252 SpDef
Nature: Calm
- Rest
- Sleep Talk
- Scald
- Hidden Power Flying/Toxic

I found this set over on the Smogon site (loving their new BW analyses!), and I really liked the idea! Rest, as Mantine's only healing move, allows you to toss Status Ailments to the side as if they were nothing, and shrug off any non-Electric Special attack to come your way! Sleep Talk with Rest is an age-old strategy, and works well to keep Mantine alive during his nap. In the 5th Generation, Mantine gets a shiny new toy in the form of Scald, which is a godsend to this... ahem... physically-impaired manta ray. Scald gets nice STAB for decent power, and has a very attractive Burn rate. Any Physical Pokemon trying to take advantage of our friend will have to pray to Mew (I don't accept Arceus in that regard...) that they don't get Burned! If they do, Mantine may as well be facing a Special Luvdisc... Now, the last slot is your choice, but I prefer option #1 due to the lack of variety otherwise. Hidden Power Flying gives Mantine a fun tool against enemy Grass and Fighting Types, as well as select others. It will also do more damage to said Grass-Types than Ice Beam would, because of STAB. Toxic is still a great option nonetheless, and will tear through defensive walls and sponges that would normally tank Mantine to no end! So consider your options and your other teammates as per the usual, and make your decision. Honestly, a very fun set to use if you like Mantine! :3

I was thinking of doing another set here, but the thing is... Mantine's movepool is ginormous (did I really just say that?), but he lacks the offensive powers to utilize many of the moves in there. Signal Beam, Ice Beam, some great defensive moves that I would only recommend in a non-Sleep-Talk set, and many more. Just look through his movepool, and if your team has a specific problem with a Pokemon or two, see what Mantine can do to help! I mean, look at that happy/chubby face! He loves you! <3

Oh, and if you're using him in Pokemon Colosseum like in the beginning of my LP, then just go with your most powerful moves, since he's a bit lacking in that game. Blizzard works wonders with his typing as well!

I hope you guys have enjoyed my mini-comeback, and I look forward to hearing from you all! Have a nice day~! Gute nacht, y'all! :3

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Another New Pokemon Game

Pokémon+Nobunaga's Ambition

Hey, everybody! I know this is a bit off-the-wall, but I thought I'd put it out there. As I'm sure you all know, there is a game that's been the talk recently, known as Pokemon+Nobunaga's Ambition. This is an older and more traditional style RPG. You play in a land before PokeBalls and Trainers. Before Johto or even Kanto. A time of kings and queens and provinces of the country. I say this is a welcome addition to the arsenal of Pokemon games.

The game came out earlier this week, in Japan at least, so I hope to hear good things about this. I'm sure I'm gonna be getting this into my collection as soon as it comes out.

Sadly, there's not much more I can tell you than what you can find on Serebii, so check there for more info. I know Serebii's got a copy of the game and is doing as much as possible to get you guys updated, more than I can. But I'm a simple once-in-a-while blogger now, or at least it seems so.

But enough baggin' on myself! Check out the link below for information on this awesome game! :3

Saturday, February 4, 2012

A Bit of a Call to Action

Hey, guys! I don't know who still reads this (and I know many of you that do read probably are new finders of my blog), but I tip my hat to you!

I'm not sure when, but whenever I get the chance, I do want to continue my Pokemon analyses here, among other major Pokemon updates.

I don't have a whole lot to say other than that, so... sorry! I hope you all come back to check from time to time, and hopefully I don't... forget? Haha~ Anyway, have a good day!

Guten tag! :3

Saturday, October 22, 2011

What Am I Even Doing...?

Hey, guys! Or... whoever may stumble upon this, at this point...

I'm kinda here just to say I'm kinda ashamed at myself... I mean, I told myself I would keep this blog up and running, and I did what I could to provide you guys with awesome content (at least, that's what I thought it was), but all I did was drop the project at one point.

Lately I've been so friggin' busy half the time, I rarely even remember this thing exists... And it makes me sad, honestly. My laptop's on the fritz again (yes... AGAIN!), I'm in college now and half a full week with classes, and so much more has been going on! I'm looking into getting myself a job, but idk what I wanna do. I was thinking of working at a local GameStop, but at the same time....

I also have to say, I wanna work for myself. I want to control my own future, be the decider of my own fate, the maker of my own design. I'll work for that, especially if it means I'll be able to support the ones I love. I'm currently looking up ways to make some money as we speak, but I'm not sure what to do. I keep seeing "Make A Blog!" everywhere, but... at this point, it's almost depressing me.

*sigh* Well, I need to buck up and get things straight! I'll still try and post here, but it won't be like before. Maybe if my LP's actually start picking up (once my laptop's back, of course) and I hopefully get some viewers, then... by all means, the Pokemon Hive will be making a comeback, and I promise that to you all.

Whoever reads this, well... Let me know how you're doing~ Tell me what's on your mind after this 2-month gap! ........... Well that didn't help my mood to realize...~ =3=

Anyway, I gotta bounce, so I'll catch you all late, 'kay~? Buh-bye, Hivians!

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Pokemon of the Week - Donphan

Hallo everyone, and welcome back to another Pokemon of the Week! I know I've neglected the blog for the last week (hell, this post is a day late), but I've been busy with college, and my other projects. Now I'm not making excuses, so don't take it as that, ok? I just haven't felt that motivated to write as much lately, but I'll make one thing clear. This blog will not die off... - Donphan Pokedex Entry

Ok, today's little lesson on Pokemon will be directed at the most badass elephant you will ever know! Yeap, we got Donphan here! Now, Donphan is one of the (rare-to-be-good) pure Ground-Types, and he does his job extremely well, and is very well-rounded. Donphan is very slow (though the anime has always taught us otherwise), and his Special stats are both pretty abysmal.  Outside of that, he has a pretty decent HP stat, and his Attack and Defense are both very good! Basically, any physical attacker will have trouble with Donphan. Its movepool starts off slow, but eventually shine through to his great assets.

Base Stats:
HP - 90
Atk - 120
Def - 120
SpAtk - 60
SpDef - 60
Spd - 50


Donphan @ Leftovers

Ability: Sturdy
EVs: 252 HP, 188 Atk, 68 Def
Nature: Adamant
- Earthquake
- Rapid Spin
- Assurance
- Ice Shard/Stealth Rock

Donphan has the potential to be one of the most useful Rapid Spinners in the game! As one of the few Pokemon who viably use it, he can even excel in an OU environment. Donphan is a UU Pokemon, but is capable of walling and crushing a lot of common attacker of the OU environment. If used against a physical opponent, his job is set. Even the infamous Tyranitar, Scizor, and Metagross can't hit him hard enough to be a major threat. Earthquake is his strongest STAB (and if that wasn't obvious, learn about Pokemon!). Assurance halts the Spin-Blockers like Rotom-A super-effectively. Rapid Spin is the bane of a lot of common Pokemon, especially in OU. Donphan resists Stealth Rock, and can send it away easily. I couldn't decide between Ice Shard and Stealth Rock. With his ability to end SR on the other side, he can just as easily do it here too. Ice Shard gives more coverage, and gives priority that helps with his low Speed (especially since the Pokemon weak to it are likely Specially-oriented). Overall, it's up to you, so try it out~!

I will not actually go into a 5th Generation set here. The only real difference I can say (besides any combination of the above set's moves) is to use a Custap Berry. This will make any attack that brings it to low health (easy with Sturdy, as long as you don't get hit by Icicle Spear) cause Donphan to get a priority for its next attack. Using this, you can get in at least one more devastating attack to your enemy! Uhm... just watch out for Pranksters.. o3o"

Hope you guys had fun reading this, and I'll see you next time! So comment! 8U

Gute nacht! Ja ne, oyasumi! :3

Monday, August 15, 2011

Pokemon of the Week - Gengar

Hallo, everyone! Welcome to the new Pokemon of the Week! Today I have another 1st generation Pokemon, and it's another of my favorite from the games of old~ - Suicune Pokedex Entry

Gengar. One of about 3 Pokemon to have stayed in the OU Tier for all 5 Generations! It didn't get many new things this generation, but it still stands as a very high-end Special Sweeper. Although it is very powerful, and holds immunities to 3 types, and quite a number of resistances, it is very frail. It will likely die in 1 or 2 hits from most strong attackers. Despite this, it can outspeed a large number of the 5th Generation metagame, including those that pose a threat to it. Honestly, it would not be a bad choice whatsoever~

Base Stats:
HP - 60
Atk - 65
Def - 60
SpAtk - 130
SpDef - 75
Spd - 110


Gengar @ Life Orb

Ability: Levitate
EVs: 4 HP, 252 SpAtk, 252 Spd
Nature: Timid
- Shadow Ball
- Focus Blast
- Thunderbolt
- Hidden Power [Fire/Ice]

Nothing gimmicky, just a highly offensive Special Sweeper that very few Pokemon can be safe from. Shadow Ball is awesome for STAB, and hits a lot of Pokemon way too hard. Focus Blast, though inaccurate, gives very nice coverage with Shadow Ball. Thunderbolt basically completes the coverage against the threats to Gengar, and decimates Gyarados and a few others. Finally, Hidden Power works in both Fire and Ice. Fire kills Scizor, Forretress, Ferrothorn, Skarmory, and a lot of other hard-/fast-hitting enemies. Ice can freeze Salamence, Latios, Garchomp, Hydreigon, and any other threat very hard as well. Short: Have fun~

Gengar @ Leftovers

Ability: Levitate
EVs: 4 HP, 252 SpAtk, 252 Spd
Nature: Timid
- Shadow Ball
-Focus Blast
- Substitute
- Disable

Another set for Gengar in 5th Gen. This one is more gimmicky, but plays well to the fact that Disable now has 100% accuracy. The idea is to use Substitute to scout the opponent's move. Disable it if it would help, then switch or sweep accordingly. If they switch, then atack and follow the strategy of Disabling then attacking further. Leftovers should help get in another Sub if needed, or if you get the chance. Shadow Ball with Focus Blast give almost perfect coverage, so sweep away. Not much else to say here, so go at it!

Did this help you? I hope so~ If you guys liked it, check back often for more!

Gute nacht! Ja ne, oyasumi! Buh-bye~!