Game Freak made Super Contests too easy in Platinum
by, 9th December 2009 at 02:20 AM (665 Views)
After posting my thoughts about Pokémon Contests in this thread I decided to stop loafing around and win all the remaining Master Ranks I hadn't conquered in my Platinum version. As I didn't want to waste the high-quality Poffins I've made with friends, I went to the Veilstone Dept. Store basement to purchase some. To my surprise, they are actually pretty good on raising the condition of your Pokémon, and because of that, getting the Beauty and Toughness Master Rank Ribbons took me only about an hour and a half.
I didn't even bother to change the moveset of the Pokémon, so for people who think that 'competitive' Pokémon can't participate in Contests, I guess this is proof you're somewhat wrong (my Pokémon have good natures, IVs -maybe except for Salamence- and are EV trained). The hardest part was to remember which accessories earn the highest score for a given theme, but as I got the most common ones (The Natural, The Colorful and The Flexible), it wasn't an issue.
Returning to the topic about Poffins, the Veilstone ones are so cheap it seems that Game Freak actually thought that people had problems cooking them (or they didn't care about the feature) that decided to include a quick way to raise conditions, highlighting the purpose and not the cause of attending Super Contests. Though I enjoy making Poffins, and I was pleased the first time I found out that the Wi-Fi Club in Platinum was expanded to do it online.
Anyway, if someone was wondering how many condition points the Veilstone Poffins give, each one has exactly 32 in two flavors, with a smoothness of 20 and there is one for every flavor combination; the following calculations show how many Poffins you need to raise the condition of your Pokémon before its Sheen value is maxed out, depending whether the Pokémon condition is hindered, favored or unnafected by a given flavor:
Code:=Caption= -Sh: Sheen. -CV: Condition value. -Pf: Poffin. -lf: Liked flavor. -df: Disliked flavor. -Dt: Distribution. ·Maximum no. of Pf = ( 255 Max Sh / 20 Sh ) = 12.75 ~ 13. -Maximum CV (lf favored and df hindered) = ( 35 lf * 8 ) + ( 32 * 13 ) + ( 28 lf * 5 ) = 836 ~ 810. Dt: 255-255-160-140. -Maximum CV (lf hindered and df favored) = ( 35 lf * 5 ) + ( 32 * 13 ) + ( 28 df * 8 ) = 815 ~ 814. Dt: 175-255-160-224. -Maximum CV (lf favored and df favored) = ( 35 lf * 8 ) + ( 32 * 10 ) + ( 28 df * 8 ) = 815 ~ 799. Dt: 255-160-160-224. -Maximum CV (lf hindered and df hindered) = ( 35 lf * 5 ) + ( 32 * 16 ) + ( 28 df * 5 ) = 827 ~ 825. Dt: 175-255-255-140. -Maximum CV (lf favored, df unaffected) = ( 35 lf * 8 ) + ( 32 * 18 ) = 856 ~ 830. Dt: 255-255-160-160. -Maximum CV (lf hindered, df unaffected) = ( 35 lf * 5 ) + ( 32 * 21 ) = 847 ~ 845. Dt: 175-160-255-255. -Maximum CV (lf unaffected, df favored) = ( 28 df * 8 ) + ( 32 * 18 ) = 800 ~ 799. Dt: 224-255-160-160. -Maximum CV (lf unaffected, df hindered) = ( 28 df * 5 ) + ( 32 * 21 ) = 812 ~ 810. Dt: 140-160-255-255.
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