FAQ: Simple Questions / Simple Answers (Gen 5) - Page 223

That's all?
Thanks!

2. ## Re: Simple Questions / Simple Answers (Gen 5)

Hey guys, I have a question. When I hit a Pokémon using Substitute, I almost always break the substitute, but some other times I have to hit it again to break it. Why is this? Is it determined randomly? Thanks!

3. ## Re: Simple Questions / Simple Answers (Gen 5)

Originally Posted by Anser
Hey guys, I have a question. When I hit a Pokémon using Substitute, I almost always break the substitute, but some other times I have to hit it again to break it. Why is this? Is it determined randomly? Thanks!
It's down to the Pokémon with the substitutes defense. The higher the defense, the harder the substitute is to break.

4. ## Re: Simple Questions / Simple Answers (Gen 5)

Originally Posted by PkmnGreen
Originally Posted by Anser
Hey guys, I have a question. When I hit a Pokémon using Substitute, I almost always break the substitute, but some other times I have to hit it again to break it. Why is this? Is it determined randomly? Thanks!
It's down to the Pokémon with the substitutes defense. The higher the defense, the harder the substitute is to break.
This. But there's more to it.

A Pokemon's Defense and HP are interrelated. A Substitute literally has the HP equivalent of that offered to make the Substitute in the first place. If my Pikachu has 100 HP and uses Substitute then 1/4 of it's HP is placed in the Substitute. In this case, my Pikachu's Substitute would have 25 HP. If your Pidgey used Wing Attack and it deals 20 damage to my Pikachu, its Substitute would receive 20 damage, and 5 HP would remain. My Pikachu's Substitute would not break. However, if your Diglett used Earthquake and it deals 50 damage to my Pikachu, its Substitute would receive 50 damage, which exceeds the 25 HP input, breaking the Substitute in one hit unlike your Pidgey's Wing Attack.

It's the damage done that determines the longevity of a Substitute. The Pokemon's defenses do matter, but they don't determine the strength of a Pokemon's Substitute. The Pokemon's defenses will not increase or decrease while a Substitute.

5. ## Re: Simple Questions / Simple Answers (Gen 5)

Originally Posted by Beck
Originally Posted by PkmnGreen
Originally Posted by Anser
Hey guys, I have a question. When I hit a Pokémon using Substitute, I almost always break the substitute, but some other times I have to hit it again to break it. Why is this? Is it determined randomly? Thanks!
It's down to the Pokémon with the substitutes defense. The higher the defense, the harder the substitute is to break.
This. But there's more to it.

A Pokemon's Defense and HP are interrelated. A Substitute literally has the HP equivalent of that offered to make the Substitute in the first place. If my Pikachu has 100 HP and uses Substitute then 1/4 of it's HP is placed in the Substitute. In this case, my Pikachu's Substitute would have 25 HP. If your Pidgey used Wing Attack and it deals 20 damage to my Pikachu, its Substitute would receive 20 damage, and 5 HP would remain. My Pikachu's Substitute would not break. However, if your Diglett used Earthquake and it deals 50 damage to my Pikachu, its Substitute would receive 50 damage, which exceeds the 25 HP input, breaking the Substitute in one hit unlike your Pidgey's Wing Attack.

It's the damage done that determines the longevity of a Substitute. The Pokemon's defenses do matter, but they don't determine the strength of a Pokemon's Substitute. The Pokemon's defenses will not increase or decrease while a Substitute.
Oh so that's why those damn pink blobs' substitute just wouldn't break because they have so much HP in the first place... ;_;

Question: What does United Tower actually do? I visited it, and it just takes me to some floors where there's people I traded with before...? No battles, no shops?

6. ## Re: Simple Questions / Simple Answers (Gen 5)

Originally Posted by Dark Blueberry
Originally Posted by Beck
Originally Posted by PkmnGreen
Originally Posted by Anser
Hey guys, I have a question. When I hit a Pokémon using Substitute, I almost always break the substitute, but some other times I have to hit it again to break it. Why is this? Is it determined randomly? Thanks!
It's down to the Pokémon with the substitutes defense. The higher the defense, the harder the substitute is to break.
This. But there's more to it.

A Pokemon's Defense and HP are interrelated. A Substitute literally has the HP equivalent of that offered to make the Substitute in the first place. If my Pikachu has 100 HP and uses Substitute then 1/4 of it's HP is placed in the Substitute. In this case, my Pikachu's Substitute would have 25 HP. If your Pidgey used Wing Attack and it deals 20 damage to my Pikachu, its Substitute would receive 20 damage, and 5 HP would remain. My Pikachu's Substitute would not break. However, if your Diglett used Earthquake and it deals 50 damage to my Pikachu, its Substitute would receive 50 damage, which exceeds the 25 HP input, breaking the Substitute in one hit unlike your Pidgey's Wing Attack.

It's the damage done that determines the longevity of a Substitute. The Pokemon's defenses do matter, but they don't determine the strength of a Pokemon's Substitute. The Pokemon's defenses will not increase or decrease while a Substitute.
Oh so that's why those damn pink blobs' substitute just wouldn't break because they have so much HP in the first place... ;_;

Question: What does United Tower actually do? I visited it, and it just takes me to some floors where there's people I traded with before...? No battles, no shops?
United Tower's purpose seems to be to represent the people you have traded with worldwide. That's about it. You can talk to the people inside, but you can't do anything else there it seems.

7. ## Re: Simple Questions / Simple Answers (Gen 5)

This may be an out of left field question but
How many Legendaries are legitimately catchable in B&W2?

8. ## Re: Simple Questions / Simple Answers (Gen 5)

Originally Posted by TheCableGuy
This may be an out of left field question but
How many Legendaries are legitimately catchable in B&W2?
Reshiram/Zekrom
Kyurem
Mesprit
Uxie
Azelf
Cresselia
Heatran
Latios/Latias
Cobalion
Terrakion
Virizion
Regirock
Regice
Registeel
Regigigas
17 total

9. ## Re: Simple Questions / Simple Answers (Gen 5)

Originally Posted by Ninfia
Originally Posted by TheCableGuy
This may be an out of left field question but
How many Legendaries are legitimately catchable in B&W2?
Reshiram/Zekrom
Kyurem
Mesprit
Uxie
Azelf
Cresselia
Heatran
Latios/Latias
Cobalion
Terrakion
Virizion
Regirock
Regice
Registeel
Regigigas
17 total
k-sigh.....
So, assuming I don't transfer the pre-Unova Legendaries from Diamond,
I'll need 17 Master Balls to make this easy......
Great......

10. ## Re: Simple Questions / Simple Answers (Gen 5)

Originally Posted by TheCableGuy
Originally Posted by Ninfia
Originally Posted by TheCableGuy
This may be an out of left field question but
How many Legendaries are legitimately catchable in B&W2?
Reshiram/Zekrom
Kyurem
Mesprit
Uxie
Azelf
Cresselia
Heatran
Latios/Latias
Cobalion
Terrakion
Virizion
Regirock
Regice
Registeel
Regigigas
17 total
k-sigh.....
So, assuming I don't transfer the pre-Unova Legendaries from Diamond,
I'll need 17 Master Balls to make this easy......
Great......
Some of those are version exclusive. Latios/Latias, Reshi/Zek, and Regice/Registeel are version exclusive

11. ## Re: Simple Questions / Simple Answers (Gen 5)

Originally Posted by Beck
Originally Posted by PkmnGreen
Originally Posted by Anser
Hey guys, I have a question. When I hit a Pokémon using Substitute, I almost always break the substitute, but some other times I have to hit it again to break it. Why is this? Is it determined randomly? Thanks!
It's down to the Pokémon with the substitutes defense. The higher the defense, the harder the substitute is to break.
This. But there's more to it.

A Pokemon's Defense and HP are interrelated. A Substitute literally has the HP equivalent of that offered to make the Substitute in the first place. If my Pikachu has 100 HP and uses Substitute then 1/4 of it's HP is placed in the Substitute. In this case, my Pikachu's Substitute would have 25 HP. If your Pidgey used Wing Attack and it deals 20 damage to my Pikachu, its Substitute would receive 20 damage, and 5 HP would remain. My Pikachu's Substitute would not break. However, if your Diglett used Earthquake and it deals 50 damage to my Pikachu, its Substitute would receive 50 damage, which exceeds the 25 HP input, breaking the Substitute in one hit unlike your Pidgey's Wing Attack.

It's the damage done that determines the longevity of a Substitute. The Pokemon's defenses do matter, but they don't determine the strength of a Pokemon's Substitute. The Pokemon's defenses will not increase or decrease while a Substitute.
This is an excellent explanation. Thank you very much!!

12. ## Re: Simple Questions / Simple Answers (Gen 5)

Originally Posted by Ninfia
Originally Posted by TheCableGuy
Originally Posted by Ninfia
Originally Posted by TheCableGuy
This may be an out of left field question but
How many Legendaries are legitimately catchable in B&W2?
Reshiram/Zekrom
Kyurem
Mesprit
Uxie
Azelf
Cresselia
Heatran
Latios/Latias
Cobalion
Terrakion
Virizion
Regirock
Regice
Registeel
Regigigas
17 total
k-sigh.....
So, assuming I don't transfer the pre-Unova Legendaries from Diamond,
I'll need 17 Master Balls to make this easy......
Great......
Some of those are version exclusive. Latios/Latias, Reshi/Zek, and Regice/Registeel are version exclusive
Well, sort of. Latios/Latias and Reshiram/Zekrom are indeed completely version-exclusive. However, Regice and Registeel are based on the Unova keys. So while you'll still need both versions to get the keys, the every member of the Regi trio (and therefore Regigigas) is available for capture within both games once the keys are transferred.

13. ## Re: Simple Questions / Simple Answers (Gen 5)

Can anyone confirm my Theory?

I have a Theory that Dusk Balls seam to be on Japan's Time,
despite the GB's internal clock...

Because, up until 2:00 PM in the afternoon, my dusk balls have amazing catching odds,
But Using them anytime during the night, they have crappy catching odds.. They never work.

I've checked and rechecked my GB's settings several times but they're all right....
I just can't figure it out.

14. ## Re: Simple Questions / Simple Answers (Gen 5)

Originally Posted by TheCableGuy
Can anyone confirm my Theory?

I have a Theory that Dusk Balls seam to be on Japan's Time,
despite the GB's internal clock...

Because, up until 2:00 PM in the afternoon, my dusk balls have amazing catching odds,
But Using them anytime during the night, they have crappy catching odds.. They never work.

I've checked and rechecked my GB's settings several times but they're all right....
I just can't figure it out.
Perhaps it's the Pokemon that you're trying to catch with them.

15. ## Re: Simple Questions / Simple Answers (Gen 5)

Originally Posted by Lansten
Perhaps it's the Pokemon that you're trying to catch with them.
Well, it was Terrakion, Cobalion, and Virizion who I've been doing.
So, it's not like any other variables were in play while I was doing it.

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