[POLL] Who did you pick? #1: Kanto!

Hey Mooties!
Which of the original Kanto starter Pokemon did you choose on your first journey?

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See all the PokeBalls here!
Everybody knows I am the greatest pirate of all time but my ambitions go beyond the salty seas! The legacies of figures like Alexander the Great, Albert Einstein, and Aristotle will all pale in comparison to my accomplishments.
This brings me to your task.
New Pokemon cover the land and trainers are rushing to become the best. Screw them. I didn't tame a Lapras, slay a Gyrados, or eat a Magikarp for someone else to take my glory. Only I can be the best.
To be the best, I need to catch them all; to catch them all, I need PokeBalls! Plunder this town for all the PokeBalls you can find and bring them to me. Those who are able to collect ALL of the PokeBalls will be handsomely rewarded for helping me on my journey.
(Note: the hat does not count)
REMEMBER: People who HELP others may receive extra rewards, but those who BLATANTLY state possible answers will be SLEEPING WITH THE FISHES!
I will only be in port for 24 hours. Don't miss this opportunity to join my crew! Be sure to FOLLOW me to be notified the next time I come to Moot!
Wondering what this is all about? Check out the Treasure Hunt explained post here:


[SWSH] Misc Spoiler-Free Tips

Will try to put together a more comprehensive post later this week, but here are some tips to get you started:
- VERY IMPORTANT TIP: Each route seems to have a single, high-level Pokemon that's only there once. This static encounter can possibly be missed, so be on the lookout! Some examples are Eldegoss on Route 5 & Beartic on Route 10.
- Many of the best moves are locked behind TRs, which are old-school TMs that break upon one use. While a few of these are given out by NPCs, the best way to obtain TRs is to hang out in the Wild Zone! You can buy some of them, and others drop from Dynamax Raids. Some exceptionally strong TRs that will help you on your journey include Iron Head/Iron Tail, Earthquake, and Stone Edge - all of these can be purchased in the Wild Zone!
- To go online, you first need to open the Y-Comm menu by pressing Y in the overworld. You then need to press the + button to connect online. Once you're online, you'll see real trainers in the Wild Zone - be sure to talk to them for some free items, or shoot them a trade request!
- Two-turn evasive moves, such as Dig, Dive, & Fly are great when fighting Dynamax Pokemon! They'll waste one of their three attacks on the missing Pokemon, and you can Dynamax the next turn to really punish them!
- Breed copies of your version exclusives for trading!! Here's a complete list: https://www.ign.com/wikis/pokemon-sword-shield/Pokemon_Sword_and_Shield_Version_Differences
- Once you're near the end of the game, you can snag level 55 Dittos from the Top-Leftmost side of the Wild Zone, and use it to breed extra copies of your starter Pokemon. Great if you want to trade for a different one, or don't know what egg group a Pokemon is in!
- Send out Pokemon you're not using on Pokemon Jobs. This helpful service, which can be found in the PC in any Pokemon Center, will give certain Pokemon experience when you're not using them. Each Job has a recommended type/ability/ etc. - be sure to use the "Search" feature on your box to find the best fit for each job!
- Later on, you'll get Attack, Speed, HP (etc) "Seminars" that can raise your Pokemon's base stats. If you're into competitive battling (or just want an extra boost to a certain stat), this is a great way to give your favorite 'mons an extra punch without the high cost of buying vitamins.
- If you have the free promo Meowth (preorder), think about to keep it in your party! His "Pickup" ability will randomly give you free items after battle. Be sure to check often to see if he's picked anything up! The quality of these items increases in proportion with his level - while it starts off with cheap items like Potions and Antidotes, later on, it becomes a great source for rare or expensive items like Evolution Stones, Rare Candy, Big Nuggets, and more! He’s not very strong, but he’s great for making/saving $$$!
- Use Amulet Coin or Lucky Incense on your lead Pokemon to earn some extra cash from trainers. You can also use Meowth's "Pay Day" attack during a battle to earn a bit of cash, and if you use him against any Gym Leaders, his unique "Gold Rush" ability will have you swimming in gold! While you're out training, you can also try using the ability "Thief" to steal items from wild Pokemon without the need to catch them.
- Experiment with diverse move-sets and Pokemon. The Dragon Gym, in particular, will end you if you're not prepared to handle everything the game throws at you. Don't assume that you'll win just by bringing an Ice Pokemon:
- A woman in Route 5 will give you a free Toxel, a great Pokemon that starts at level 1. Check out Nelson's post for more info about him & his evolution: https://moot.us/lounges/4/boards/12/posts/2311497/swsh-recommended-pokemons-for-the-story-mode-vol-2 His versatile typing makes him great for a number of gyms.
- The Pokemon rustling around in grassy patches are often different than the ones you can see wandering around. For instance: Hippowdon, a powerful "sand-setter" from Gen 4, can sometimes be found hiding beneath the grassy patches on Route 8 - but you won't be able to see if it's one of them beforehand!

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Got him in only...

5 hours 😎

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POPULAR What is your favorite starter of all time?

Out of every generation what is your favorite starter rn mine is tepig or turtwig

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[SWSH] Recommended Pokemons for the story mode

1. Starter Pokemons (But no Grass-type)
- Starters are always a good choice for the story mode but as always, grass type is not a good choice.
Grookey only learns Normal and Grass-type attacks while leveling up, this makes so hard to beat Gym Leaders and etc.
2. Weezing (Galarian Form)
You can find Koffings in the early-game. If your Koffing evolved into Galarian Weezing, you can teach Heat Wave by Move Reminder.
Galarian Weezing has powerful Abilities (Both Levitate & Neutralizing Gas - If the Pokémon with Neutralizing Gas is in the battle, the effects of all Pokémon's Abilities will be nullified or will not be triggered.), has only 1 or 2 weakness type.
Not sure that Galarian Weezing will be also good in Battle, but surely this is one of the best choices for the story mode.
3. Drednaw
Drednaw, new Galar Pokemon and Ace pokemon of Nessa.
You can find Chewtle, the Pokemon before the evolution so early in the game (Route 2) and it evolves into Drednaw in Lv. 22.
Drednaw learns many useful moves by level up (Jaw Lock, Liquidation, Head Smash), TM (Rock Slide, Revenge, Razor Shell, Ice Fang) and more powerful attacks by TR.
Once you have Drednaw, he will help you a lot until the end.
But always beware of Grass-Type! This guy will take x4 damage from Grass Attacks.
4. Darmanitan (Galarian Form)
(No image for him yet sorry!)
Darumaka, the Pokemon before the evolution can only be found in Sword. You can find Darumaka in almost the end-game. (Route 8)
Use Ice Stone to evolve Darumaka into Galarian Darmanitan. This Pokemon has Gorilla Tactics Ability, which is the same as Choice Band item. (When this item is being held, the user's Attack is increased by 50%, but the Pokémon is limited to using the first attack it uses until it is withdrawn from battle.)
Galarian Darmanitan learns most of the powerful Ice-type moves such as Icicle Crash, Ice Punch. (Superpower with level up.) And Rock Slide, even Fire Puch & Fire Fang with TM.
You'll get this guy in the late-game but he will never disappoint you.

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POPULAR This is the reason i hate fortnite



I was gonna save my game, open the pokeball and if nothing good came out i would reset and i get this

its so good to cause leafeon is my fav eeveelution

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POPULAR 8 days til Sword and Shield come out, who's ready to eat the mints with me???

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The Team GO Rocket Leaders have blasted their way into Pokémon GO!

“The world of Pokémon GO is in peril! Team GO Rocket Leaders Cliff, Sierra, and Arlo have made their move and can be encountered by Trainers worldwide! Not only have they caught more Shadow Pokémon and strengthened them through unnatural means—their arrival also confirms a suspicion Professor Willow has held for a while: Giovanni, the boss of both Team GO Rocket and the original Team Rocket, may have arrived in the world of Pokémon GO.

Learn about the story in the Willow Report: https://pokemongolive.com/en/post/willowreport-loomingshadow/

With this looming threat in the world of Pokémon GO, we’ll need as many courageous Trainers as possible to help defeat the Team GO Rocket Leaders and Giovanni. Keep an eye out, and keep training! It’s time to give everything we’ve got and put an end to Team GO Rocket’s evil plans!

Get out there and GO!

Video Link: https://youtu.be/XyQ3jkV5rHg

⚔️ Find the Team GO Rocket Leaders and defeat Giovanni! ⚔️


The world of Pokémon GO is in peril! Team GO Rocket Leaders Cliff, Sierra, and Arlo have made their move and can be encountered by Trainers worldwide! Not only have they caught more Shadow Pokémon and strengthened them through unnatural means—their arrival also confirms a suspicion Professor Willow has held for a while: Giovanni, the boss of both Team GO Rocket and the original Team Rocket, may have arrived in the world of Pokémon GO.

The Team GO Rocket Leaders and Giovanni also seem to be using new technology to conceal the locations of their hideouts. Professor Willow, Spark, Blanche, and Candela have been hard at work developing new devices to counter Team GO Rocket’s new tech, and we ask you to explore the world around you, battle the Team GO Rocket Leaders, and conduct Special Research to find and defeat Giovanni!

1 • Open up your Special Research: Looming in the Shadows — Professor Willow has issued new Special Research for you. By helping Professor Willow, you can track down the villainous Team GO Rocket Leaders and even Giovanni himself.
2 • Find Mysterious Components — Team GO Rocket Grunts may drop Mysterious Components.
3 • Assemble Rocket Radars — The Team GO Rocket Leaders are concealing their locations at PokéStops. By assembling six Mysterious Components, you can create a Rocket Radar. Use the Rocket Radar to scan the area around you for the hideouts of Team GO Rocket Leaders.
4 • Battle the Team GO Rocket Leaders — Cliff, Sierra, and Arlo have made their move, and they’re here to challenge you! Approach the hideouts that you locate with your Rocket Radar, and have your best Pokémon battle parties ready. Defeat the Team GO Rocket Leaders, and rescue their Shadow Pokémon. These Pokémon might have special qualities! Only those with Rocket Radars will be able to detect hideouts and battle Team GO Rocket Leaders. But Trainers can still collaborate—if one Trainer detects a hideout at a particular PokéStop, others can detect the same hideout in the same place.
5 • Complete Special Research to battle Giovanni — By battling Team GO Rocket Grunts, defeating Team GO Rocket Leaders, and proving you’re an accomplished Trainer, you’ll be able to complete research to receive a Super Rocket Radar from Professor Willow. The Super Rocket Radar will help you locate Giovanni! But watch out—some Grunts have figured out what we’re up to. They may pretend to be Giovanni and get in your way! But keep at it, because if you defeat Giovanni, you may be able to rescue Legendary Shadow Pokémon.

With this looming threat in the world of Pokémon GO, we’ll need as many courageous Trainers as possible to help defeat the Team GO Rocket Leaders and Giovanni. Keep an eye out, and keep training! It’s time to give everything we’ve got and put an end to Team GO Rocket’s evil plans!

Get out there and GO!

—The Pokémon GO team”

Link: https://pokemongolive.com/post/teamgorocketleaders2019

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POPULAR Some things I got today

I'd like to ask, should I post these highlights of my catches more? Maybe do weekly ones or random days of playing? Vote!

#CatchOfTheDay #CatchOfTheWeek #PokemonGo

(I can't do it daily, since I don't drive and I usually walk around town to play, sometimes I just don't want to walk.)

First, I got my second shiny! (Research Breakthrough Award)

I also caught a wild Illumise, with completely maxed stats! (my first maxed Pokemon)

And, I cought a wild Alola Rattata!

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POPULAR This took me so long to get, and a few of my friends are saltyyyyyy. 😂

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Halloween Event 2019!

❌ Event has ended. ❌


October is here, which means it’s almost time to make things a bit spookier! This year, you’re all in for a spine-chillingly good treat.

Starting Thursday, October 17, 2019, at 1 p.m. PDT (GMT −7)

🕵🏻‍♂️👮🏾‍♀️🦹🏽‍♂️ Features 👨🏿‍✈️👩🏻‍🔬👩🏾‍🍳
• Rescue more Shadow Pokémon from Team GO Rocket — Be ready to rescue the following Pokémon from Team GO Rocket Grunts at PokéStops near you: Weedle, Kakuna, Beedrill, Electabuzz, Magmar, Lapras, Mareep, Seedot, Nuzleaf, Sableye, Trapinch, Cacnea, Shuppet, and Duskull.
• Thrilling threads in the Style Shop — Play dreadful dress-up with new avatar items, including a Zubat Bag, a Pikachu Onesie, a Cubone Cap, a Litwick Cap, and a Mimikyu Bag!
• A Spooky Shiny Pokémon makes its debut — If you’re lucky, you might encounter Shiny Yamask.

From Thursday, October 17, 2019, at 1 p.m. PDT (GMT −7) to Friday, November 1, 2019, at 1 p.m. PDT (GMT −7)

👨🏽‍🚀👨🏼‍🎤👸🏿 Features 🧛🏻‍♂️🧜🏾‍♀️🧞‍♂️
• Don’t be scared! More Ghost- and Dark-type Pokémon will be appearing in the wild, in Eggs, and in raids — Gastly, Murkrow, and more will be appearing. Making its Halloween debut is Yamask, the Spirit Pokémon!
• Pokémon wearing creepy-cute Halloween costumes arrive in raids and in the wild! — Some Pokémon have donned costumes to celebrate Halloween this year! Look forward to Bulbasaur wearing Shedinja costumes, Charmander wearing Cubone costumes, and Squirtle wearing Yamask costumes in raids. In the wild, be on the lookout for Pikachu wearing Mimikyu costumes! If you’re lucky, you might even encounter these alarmingly adorable Pokémon as Shiny Pokémon!
• The Pitch-Black Pokémon makes its ominous debut in Pokémon GO! Darkrai will be appearing in five-star raids!
• Frightful and fun Field Research tasks will be available for a limited time during this event.
• You’ve received a spooky message. Check out your Special Research when the Halloween event begins, Trainer, and you might face a Forbidden Pokémon...

✨✨✨ Bonuses ✨✨✨
• 2× Catch Candy
• 2× Hatch Candy
• 2× Transfer Candy

Have fun, stay safe, and have a spooky good time, Trainers! Let’s GO!

—The Pokémon GO team”

Event Link: https://pokemongolive.com/en/post/halloween2019/

Video Link: https://youtu.be/HbYIpmlqNaY

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POPULAR What many people will do this when Sword and Shield hit the stores...

Very true, it's probably already happen...

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Meet Galarian Ponyta!

If you saw any clips or screenshots of the livestream the other day, you may have seen a glimpse of the as yet unnamed Pokémon. Thought to possibly be a Galarian Ponyta, the community turned out to be correct!

“Meet Galarian Ponyta, the Unique Horn Pokémon! Galarian Ponyta have been found in a certain forest of the Galar region since ancient times.”

Link: https://youtu.be/2LcerbX5Qh8

It seems that Galarian Ponyta will be exclusive to Pokémon Shield 🛡, while Sirfetch’d will be unique to Pokémon Sword ⚔️.

Source: https://swordshield.pokemon.com/en-us/pokemon-galar-region/ponyta/

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Insane Pokémon masters strategy

This strategy let’s you win every game!

Step 1: make your team look like this

Step 2: Make sure you have at least 3 moves on salamence and serperior, and all moves on pidgeot.

Step 3: use 2 X special attacks on serperior and and pidgeot. Then 2 smell ya laters on pidgeot.

Step 4: use air cutter on pidgeot until you get your sync move.

Step 5: use sync move on pidgeot.

Step 6: use hurricane on pidgeot, then time to energize on serperior. The hurricane should do 1200+ damage.

Step 7: repeat step 6 until time to energize runs out of pp.

Step 8: use hard to starboard on salamence (does the same as time to energize) and keep using hurricane.

Just do that for every fight and you should always win.

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Ash (Finally) Won in a Pokémon League

“Perennial loser Ash Ketchum is now a winner. In the most recent episode of the Pokémon Sun Moon anime, Ash broke his losing streak with a championship trophy.

For decades, Ash has lost in pivotal league championship matches. In 2016, he lost in a heartbreaker during the Kalos League finals in the Pokémon XYZ anime. But now, he is Alola’s current reigning champ.”

Link: https://kotaku.com/ash-just-won-a-pokemon-league-in-the-anime-1838128608

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Meet Sirfetch’d in Pokémon Sword! ⚔️

“🚨 New Pokémon Discovered! 🚨

Meet Sirfetch’d, the Wild Duck Pokémon! Farfetch’d that inhabit the Galar region can evolve into Sirfetch’d after experiencing many battles. http://bit.ly/2kny0uq”

Link: https://youtu.be/5jqSOk89788

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The world of Pokémon GO expands with Pokémon originally discovered in the Unova region!


Over three years ago, your Pokémon GO journey started with Pokémon originally discovered in the Kanto region, and you’ve gone on to encounter hundreds of Pokémon first encountered in the Johto, Hoenn, and Sinnoh regions as you’ve battled, raided, and completed research. It’s almost time to continue your journey and encounter Pokémon originally discovered in the Unova region! Get ready to meet new friends and encounter Pokémon featured in Pokémon Black Version and Pokémon White Version, appearing in Pokémon GO later today!

✨ Features ✨

• Snivy, Tepig, Oshawott, Patrat, Lillipup, Purrloin, Pidove, Blitzle, and more Pokémon originally discovered in the Unova region will be appearing in the wild.

• Spark has been hard at work walking and incubating Eggs for his research and has found that the following Pokémon have started hatching from Eggs!
🥚 - 2 km Eggs: Patrat, Lillipup, Purrloin, Pidove
🥚 - 5 km Eggs: Snivy, Tepig, Oshawott, Blitzle, Drilbur, Foongus
🥚 - 10 km Eggs: Ferroseed, Klink, Litwick, Golett, Deino

• After tackling dozens of raids head on, Candela has discovered that Lillipup, Patrat, and Klink will be available to challenge in raids! Please note, Trainers, that Klink hasn’t been reported appearing in the wild outside raids.
• Following some travel and meticulous research, Blanche reports that there are some Pokémon that only seem to be appearing in the wild in certain parts of the world! Join us in welcoming them!
🌿 Asia-Pacific: Pansage, the Grass Monkey Pokémon
🔥 Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and India: Pansear, the High Temp Pokémon
💦 The Americas and Greenland: Panpour, the Spray Pokémon
💥 Western hemisphere: Heatmor, the Anteater Pokémon
🐜 Eastern hemisphere: Durant, the Iron Ant Pokémon

• If you’re lucky, you may encounter Shiny Patrat and Shiny Lillipup!

• Introducing the Unova Stone! This black-and-white Evolutionary item will allow certain Pokémon to evolve. Try using it on a Pokémon like Lampent, and see what happens! This item can be obtained from Research Breakthroughs.

More Pokémon originally discovered in the Unova region will be making their way to Pokémon GO as Professor Willow shares more updates from his findings, so look forward to meeting them soon. C’mon, Trainer—let’s GO on this Unova voyage together!

—The Pokémon GO team”

Link: https://pokemongolive.com/post/unova-pokemon

Trailer Link: https://youtu.be/uHndMuF39xY

Infographics from LeekDuck.com:

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POPULAR Do you trust Pidgeot?

Would you trust a Pidgeot to watch over your child? Tbh l, yes, I'm saving money on a babysitter lol...

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✨ Ultra Bonus Event! ✨

❌ Event has ended. ❌


Congratulations! With all your hard work in successfully completing all three parts of the Global Challenge, you’ve unlocked the Ultra Bonus! We’re excited to finally reveal the details of what’s in store for you during the three weeks of this event.

🗓 Week 1: Johto Journey🗓
Trainers can enjoy a chance to work on their Johto Pokédex while exploring and raiding. Put on your walking shoes, as Pokémon never before seen in Eggs in Pokémon GO will be hatching during this time.

⏰ Date + Time ⏰
• September 2, 2019, at 1 p.m. to September 9, 2019, at 1 p.m. PDT

✨ Features ✨
• If you’re extraordinarily lucky, you might hatch Unown forms U, L, T, R, and A from 10 km Eggs.
• Raikou, Entei, and Suicune will return to raids, along with other Johto Pokémon.
• If you’re lucky, you might encounter Shiny Sentret and Shiny Gligar!

💎 Bonuses 💎
• 2× Incubator effectiveness

🗓 Week 2: Global Challenge, Global Hatches 🗓
Pokémon from across the globe will join in the celebration this week, along with a special appearance by a Mythical Pokémon that will be available to challenge in raids.

⏰ Date + Time ⏰
• September 9, 2019, at 1 p.m. to September 16, 2019, at 1 p.m. PDT

✨ Features ✨
• Regional Pokémon Farfetch’d, Kangaskhan, Mr. Mime, and Tauros will hatch from 7 km Eggs. If you’re lucky, you might hatch Shiny ones! These Pokémon will remain available from Eggs until the end of week 3—September 23, 2019, at 1 p.m. PDT.
• All Deoxys forms will make their first appearances outside EX Raids.
• Need a good team to take on Deoxys? Other Pokémon appearing in raids will help you build a good team to challenge the DNA Pokémon.

💎 Bonuses 💎
• 2× Incubator effectiveness

🗓 Week 3: A Unova Unveiling 🗓
All your research has paid off! Professor Willow has informed us that some Pokémon originally discovered in the Unova region are now appearing in the world of Pokémon GO!

⏰ Date + Time ⏰
• September 16, 2019, at 1 p.m. to September 23, 2019, at 1 p.m. PDT

✨ Features ✨
• Mewtwo with the special move Psystrike will be available to challenge in five-star raids. If you’re lucky, you might encounter a Shiny Mewtwo!
• Need a good team to take on Mewtwo? Other Pokémon appearing in raids will help you build a good team to challenge the Genetic Pokémon.
• The Gear Pokémon Klink, originally discovered in Unova, will also appear in raids. You might even encounter a Shiny Klink!
• You may also find Shiny Patrat and Shiny Lillipup!

💎 Bonuses 💎
2× Incubator effectiveness

✨💎✨ Jirachi Has Awoken! ✨💎✨
We’re excited to announce that Jirachi is now available for all Trainers via Special Research!

For those who have already completed the exclusive Pokémon GO Fest Special Research and have caught the Wish Pokémon, completing this new Special Research will earn you Candy to power up your Jirachi.

On behalf of Professor Willow and the team leaders, thank you for tackling the Global Challenge with such electrifying, cool-headed, and fiery passion. Even if we have our team allegiances, we’ll always be bonded by our shared love of Pokémon. When we work together, anything is possible!

Now...who’s ready to experience a taste of Unova for the very first time in Pokémon GO?

—The Pokémon GO team”

Link: https://pokemongolive.com/en/post/globalchallenge-ultrabonus-jirachi/

Want an infographic breakdown of the event?
Via PokemonGoHub.net:


Check out the infographics for the “A Thousand Year Slumber” Special Research here: https://moot.us/lounges/4/boards/22/posts/1902481

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POPULAR Mobile Game ‘Pokemon Masters’ Releases Today

Pokemon Masters came out today on both iOS and Android. In Pokemon Masters your goal is recruit ‘Sync Pairs. A Sync Pair is a famous trainer from Pokemon’s long and storied history and their Pokemon. You’ll then create a team of three trainers and jam. Honestly, this game looks like it could be pretty good. Are you going to check out Pokemon Masters? Have you tried it already? Let us know!
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POPULAR Hello Mooters this is my first post on moot

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POPULAR PokéArt #4 ✍️ - Eevee

This is one of my older drawings that I just wanted to show you guys on Moot! I promise that the next PokéArt will be either Snorlax or Groudon. Thank you all for the support on the other drawings and...yea! Thanks!!😄✌️

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