i tried to research this elsewhere but all of the resource sites ive visited are either unnavigable or full of hearsay and opinion.
so i figured i would save myself some time (maybe) and just ask on a forum.
just finished the elite 4 so im getting into post game.
i still have my masterball is there anything that cant be caught without it? i was going to use it on the mewtwo in that cave but read hes capturable without it. (last and only pokemon game i played was leaf green)
whats the deal with shinies? the only difference is the aesthetics right? are the stats random like any other pokemon? and if so can you even breed shiny pokemon and have their offspring have the same skin?
and my last question ive done like 2 battles and failed miserably. i started watching shofu vids on youtube and i feel like i havent even been playing the same game. i have almost no understanding of game mechanics beyond which types damage which types and what moves do massive damage. is there some guide somewhere to get a better understanding of what moves ACTUALLY do and what the counters are for them? or is it just a matter of experience and memorizing all of the moves?
so my questions are
1) masterball on what?
3)how to not newb?
thanks for any input.