Monday, March 31, 2014

Pokemon on Google Maps!?

Okay so part of an April Fool's Prank, Google has hidden POKEMON on Google Maps. Don't believe me? Download the Google Maps App for iOS or Android and you can check it out for yourself. There's even an Emolga in Switzerland! It's pretty cool. You can read more about it here.

Alex 17... out!

Monotype Monday #6: Dark vs Steel

Hey, guys! Welcome to today's Monotype Monday. I decided to bring back my Dark-type team and went up against a Steel-type team.

Click here for today's battle! (I'm TurkeyGravy.)

~Credits to Zarel and the Showdown staff for hosting this site. THANKS, SHOWDOWN!!!~

~Credits to Cheddar Bar-B-Que for having this battle with me. THANKS, CHEDDAR BAR-B-QUE!!!~

~Credits to pkparaiso.com for this Weavile. THANKS, PKPARAISO!!!~




Sunday, March 30, 2014

Showdown Sunday #6: Heracross in Ubers!

Hey, guys! Welcome to today's Showdown Sunday.
I decided to try out playing the Ubers tier, which contains the strongest of strong Pokemon. I decided to use Darkrai along with Mega-Gengar and Genesect for special sweeping along with Blissey and Rotom-Wash for support and Scarf Moxie Cross (Choice Scarf, Moxie Ability Heracross) as a revenge killer/physical sweeper.

Click here for the battle! (I'm TurkeyGravy.)

~Credits to Rainbow Team for having this battle with me. THANKS, RAINBOW TEAM!!!~

~Credits to Zarel and the Showdown staff for having this battle with me. THANKS, SHOWDOWN!!!~

~Credits to pkparaiso.com for this Heracross. THANKS, PKPARAISO!!!~


Saturday, March 29, 2014

Wallpaper + 100th post!

It's Saturday, so I'm posting a wallpaper today. I was supposed to post a wallpaper for the 3rd Anniversary, but I haven't had much time to do that lately with the homework I have. I decided that since it is Dimmil Madness Week that I should post a Dimmil wallpaper. It's currently added to the Wallpapers Page.

In other news, Sean posted the 100th post! Well, it's not really the 100th post because I deleted a couple posts and I'm not really sure which post is the 100th for sure. I'm not even sure that I would count it as 100 at all because there was around 80 posts on the original Emolga's Place. But, hey. It's still pretty cool to take in mind that there has been more than 100 posts so far.

Hopefully I'll be able to post the Gogoat papercraft soon. But until then...

Alex 17... out!

Sweep Saturday #2: Mega Charizard Y Sweep!

Hey, guys! I'm here with the second ever Sweep Saturday. I made this one much shorter than the Emolga sweep and it didn't take nearly as long to succeed and I think I did a good job with this one.

Click here for the sweep! (I'm TurkeyGravy.)

~Credits to Liltune for having this battle with me. THANKS, LILTUNE!!!~

~Credits to Zarel and the Showdown staff for hosting this site. THANKS, SHOWDOWN!!!~

~Credits to pkparaiso.com for this Mega Charizard Y. THANKS, PKPARAISO!!!~




Friday, March 28, 2014

Featured Remix #7: B2W2 PokeStar Studios

There were Pokemon Contests, Pokemon Musicals, Amity Square Walks, and Pokemon Amie Games, but none of them were less memorable than PokeStar Studios. Seriously, did you EVER go back there after the part of the game where you need to in order to progress on with the story? I know I didn't and I never do whenever I replay the Unova sequels. However, I thought I'd pay a quick tribute to the least remembered pointless little minigame of the Pokemon franchise with today's featured remix, made by, guess who, HappyDragonite.



~Credits to YouTube for hosting this video. THANKS, YOUTUBE!!!~

~Credits to HappyDragonite for creating this remix. THANKS, HAPPYDRAGONITE!!!~

~Credits to pkparaiso.com for this Riolu. THANKS, PKPARAISO!!!~



Oh, hey! This is the 100th post on Emolga's Place! Yay! Celebration!

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Time to Draw: Dimmil Speed Paint!

I declare this week to be Dimmil Madness Week! Yay for so much Dimmil! Over the next few days (Friday, Saturday, Sunday) I'll be doing some Dimmil-themed things and I've even added Dimmil decorations.

Many of you asked why there were Mega Salamence decorations. Mega Salamence won the poll, so I made Salamence decorations. I would have made Mega Ninetales or Ursaring decorations if they won the poll instead.

How much times have I said Dimmil....?

Alright, here's the Speed Paint video you guys were waiting for. And it turns out that it features Dimmil as well! >>The volume of the music is a bit low turning the first couple seconds, but it then gets louder.<<



The music is a remix of Goldenrod City from G/S/C. I was planning to actually put this song on the Eggsplat Speed Paint, but the music wasn't working for some reason. Luckily I got it to work this time. The music is from the video here!

Alex 17... out!  Happy Dimmil Madness Week!



Pokemon Hack/Mod #3: Vietnamese Crystal!

Hey, guys! I'm here with another post that isn't part of my schedule to post another hack/mod! Today, I am giving you a rom of Vietnamese Crystal, which can be easily played on your computer.

Vietnamese Crystal is similar to your ordinary game of Pokemon Crystal, with a few text edits that make your game sightly more... interesting. You'll see if you start the game up.

Click here for the download.

Once the file is downloaded, you should go to where you sent the folder to (I'm assuming you sent it to your downloads folder...) and from there, right click and extract the file. (If you can't figure out how to do that, google it.) From there, follow the set of instructions I provided you.

~Credits to emulator-zone.com for the program, VisualBoy Advance. THANKS, EMULATOR ZONE!!!~

~Credits to KAPPA of 4shared.com for the original download for Vietnamese Crystal. THANKS, KAPPA!!!~

~Credits to pkparaiso.com for this Suicune. THANKS, PKPARAISO!!!~


Pokemon Collage #6: Jirachi

Hey, guys! Today's Thursday, so I have a collage based on the legendary Wish Pokemon, Jirachi.



~Credits to Google Images and Microsoft Powerpoint 2007 for helping me make this collage. THANKS, GOOGLE IMAGES AND MICROSOFT POWERPOINT!!!~

~Credits to mediafire.com for hosting the download for this file. THANKS, MEDIAFIRE!!!~

~Credits to pkparaiso.com for this Jirachi. THANKS, PKPARAISO!!!~



Tuesday, March 25, 2014

"Legendary Ento" Info!

As you might know, I'm going to be drawing a writing a "digital manga". This is simply a story that is in comic form and has a big page posted every few days. It is about a region that I designed called Ento. It is home to tons of unfamiliar new Pokemon, and you'll be able to see them all in the story as you read on. Ento is also the home of Kohei Lin, who is a legendary Pokemon collector, and his sister Megg. Throughout their journey, they try to complete a very challenging task and meet many new people. There will even be multiple references and cameos :) I'm not going to spoil much more so you'll just have to wait and see it. It's going to be a very fun adventure and there will be lots of cool battles, suspense, and even some unexpected twists. You won't want to miss out on reading it.

Today, I also finished the final designs for Dimmil's evolutionary family. Here's a little look! I blurred them out so I don't spoil too much ;)


Alex 17...out!

Competitive Crunch #4: Prankster

Hey, guys! Welcome back to another Competitive Crunch. Today I'll be discussing an ability that is pretty overpowered known as Prankster.

Prankster is an ability that will cause any non-attacking moves to have a priority level boosted by +1. (Makes the Pokemon go first)

Prankster is found on these Pokemon: Sableye, Whimsicott, Klefki, Liepard, Mega-Banette, Meowstic (Male), Tornadus, Thundurus, Murkrow, Eggsplat, Volbeat, and Illumise.

Common Prankster Strategies:

Whimsicott likes to abuse its priority to set up Substitute, use Leech Seed and Stun Spore to annoy your opponent.

Sableye used Will-O-Wisp to cripple physical attackers and can also use Recover with priority.

Volbeat and Illumise can get off priority Baton Pass, but Volbeat is more useful because it can use Tail Glow to pass.

Klefki can learn many status moves, such as Reflect, Light Screen, and Spikes, and along with Liepard, can abuse Swagger along with Thunder Wave.

Mega-Banette can get off a priority Destiny Bond to take down your opponent with it.

Sorry for the somewhat-short post, but I didn't have much free time today so this is all I could post. Thanks for reading, anyway!

~Credits to Bulbapedia for the information on the ability, Prankster. THANKS, BULBAPEDIA!!!~

~Credits to Smogon for the strategies used (and abused) with Prankster Pokemon. THANKS, SMOGON!!!~

~Credits to pkparaiso.com for this Sableye. THANKS, PKPARAISO!!!~

To-do List

I've written down some things I'm going to do very soon on the list right below.

-Make a new "Time to Draw" Speed Paint video
-Post a sneak peek of Legendary Ento
-Finish the skiddo papercraft
-Start a new poll

Well that's all for now, so I'm ending this post with a dolphin Pokemon that I created. It's called Dimmil:


Monday, March 24, 2014

Shiny Spotlight: Electric Critters!

There is a tradition of small electric creatures for each generation. Pikachu and Raichu came first, then Pichu, Plusle and Minun, Pachirisu, Emolga, and Dedenne. Most of their shiny forms are really cool and look very cute.

Plusle and Minun can be compared to how Pikachu, Raichu, and Pichu are shiny. They also slightly differ in shade and have darker main body colors. In this case, their bodies appear as a darker yellow. Minun is more noticeable than Plusle with its green ears and hands.




Pachirisu is pink and has orange cheeks. It looks incredibly girly. #totallygirlypink  :P

Emolga is one of my favorite shinies. It is cream brown and pale yellow. These colors go together very nicely, and it takes on a pastel-style look.


Dedenne is the new addition to the gang. He is brown, yellow, and white. I loved this shiny so much that I spent hours attempting to hatch one! I succeeded, and now there's a little sparkly hamtaro named Smitty in my PC.  :)

Pichu's evolutionary line isn't really all that fantastic when it comes to being shiny. Pichu is apparently the color of a regular Pikachu, and shiny Pikachu takes on a gold tint. Raichu looks bright and is a dark orange instead of its normal pale orange color.


(Unfortunately, I couldn't find any shiny sprites from X and Y for these three Pokemon.)

That's all for now! By the way, if there was a shiny Neuo: It would have maroon ears and the same body color that shiny Plusle and Minun have ;)

Thanks to Serebii.net for temporarily shutting down multiple times and being incredibly laggy the shiny sprites I used in this post!

Monotype Monday #5: Water vs Normal

I was a little short on time today, so I did a quick Monotype Monday battle for you guys. I use a Water-type "Team" against a Normal-type "Team" in this battle. The real star of the show today is Azumarill, who practically swept the entire opponent's "Team".

Click here for the battle! (I'm GoodMorningEspeon.)

~Credits to gooby13 for having this battle with me. THANKS, GOOBY13!!!~

~Credits to Zarel and the Showdown Staff for hosting this site. THANKS, SHOWDOWN!!!~

~Credits to pkparaiso.com for this Azumarill. THANKS, PKPARAISO!!!~


Sunday, March 23, 2014

Showdown Sunday #5: Alphabet Cup!

Hey, guys! On today's Showdown Sunday segment, I decided to try out a new really fun tier on Showdown called Alphabet Cup. It's normal battling, except Pokemon can learn moves of the first letter of their name. Example: Emolga can now learn Explosion, Diglett can now learn Dragon Rage, and so on. They can still learn moves they can normally have. This is a really fun tier with many possibilities, and I've been playing it for a couple of weeks and really enjoying it.

Here is the battle! (I am blsp.)


My Team's Alpha Moves:

Medicham: Mach Punch, Milk Drink, Megahorn

Sableye: Spore, Shift Gear

Noivern: Nasty Plot

Darmanitan: Dark Void, Dragon Dance, Diamond Storm

Thundurus: Topsy-Turvy, Tail Glow

Heracross: Horn Leech, Head Smash, High Jump Kick


~Credits to Zarel and the Showdown staff for hosting this site. THANKS, SHOWDOWN!!!~

~Credits to Styles Clash for having this battle with me. THANKS, STYLES CLASH!!!~

~Credits to pkparaiso.com for this Noivern. THANKS, PKPARAISO!!!~




Saturday, March 22, 2014

Sweep Saturday #1: Emolga Sweep!

Hey, guys! The moment you've been waiting for is here! Today is the 3rd Anniversary of Emolga's Place's creation, so I thought that today would be a great day to have something to actually do on Saturdays! I decided to do a segment called "Sweep Saturday", where I DESTROY an opponent's entire team with just one Pokemon... along with some Baton Pass helping. Because it is called Emolga's Place, I decided to do an Emolga sweep today. This took me around 45 minutes of searching battles to find a successful sweep, but I did! So here it is!

The Emolga Sweep! (My username is EmolgasPlace123.) The actual sweep starts at Turn 21.

~Credits to Zarel and the Showdown staff for hosting this great site. THANKS, SHOWDOWN!!!~

~Credits to fernando16 for having this battle with me. THANKS, FERNANDO!!!~

~Credits to pkparaiso.com for this Emolga model. THANKS, PKPARAISO!!!~


Hopefully you all enjoyed Sweep Saturday! I'm looking forward to doing another one next week. Want to suggest a Pokemon to sweep with? Post a comment below! Thanks again, and happy anniversary!

Happy 3-year Anniversary, Emolga's Place!

Today marks exactly 3 years since I created this website, and I'm really glad I did. Emolga's Place has been so much fun throughout all these years! In celebration of the special occasion, I've changed the header and background. You might also notice something special on the right sidebar if you scroll down a little :)
I will post the wallpaper tomorrow instead of today but it'll be worth waiting for it....because it's a wallpaper that celebrates the anniversary. It's going to be spectacular.

Alex 17...out!   :)














Thanks, everyone! Keep on being great! ;D

Friday, March 21, 2014

Celebration!

Tomorrow is the 3rd Anniversary of Emolga's Place! Three years is a really long time! When EP was created, Sean and Taylor were practically the only people that knew about it and visited frequently. Emolga's Place was closed for a long time, and I opened it again last month. Nowadays Emolga's Place is much different and the feeling of being here is much better. Emolga's Place used to just be a website that I had where I would just post really horrible drawings and papercrafts.  Now it is a lot better, and there are also other authors on the site. Emolga's Place has really grown, and I'd like to say thank you: for helping it grow.

Look forward to a big celebration tomorrow! You won't want to miss it!

3 years of Emolga's Place!

Wow… three years! I'm happy I've been able to be part of it for the while I have been! I have not been posting here for three years but Alex has! So.... for the Anniversary of EP I will probably spam posts with things and stuff I've made! LOOK FORWARD TO TOMORROW!

P.S. :  Let me drive my van into your heart XD

Featured Remix #6: PMD2 Beach Cave

Hey, guys! Welcome to another fantastic Featured Remix. I've been playing some Pokemon Mystery Dungeon recently and notice that some of its soundtracks are somewhat overlooked. I believe that these music tracks are some of the best in the franchise. Here we have yet another remix from, guess who, HappyDragonite that remixes Beach Cave, the first dungeon of PMD2 (Explorers of Time/Darkness/Sky).


~Credits to HappyDragonite for creating this remix. THANKS, HAPPYDRAGONITE!!!~

~Credits to YouTube for hosting this video. THANKS, YOUTUBE!!!~

~Credits to pkparaiso.com for this Lapras. THANKS, PKPARAISO!!!~

For the record, I have no idea why I decided to put a Lapras here...

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Pokemon Collage #5: Swampert, Bellossom, Raichu, Grumpig, Medicham, and Walrein!

Hey, guys! I was browsing through some of my old computer files when I came across this:

This is a screenshot of one of my very old Nuzlockes of Sapphire, I believe it was. In honor of finding this file, I decided I'd make six collages dedicated to this great team! If I can find their nicknames somewhere, I'll give them.








~Credits to pokewalls.wordpress.com for the backgrounds to these collages. THANKS, POKEWALLS!!!~

~Credits to Google Images for the images used here. THANKS, GOOGLE IMAGES!!!~
(If you see your artwork on here and want to be credited, post a comment below.)

~Credits to Microsoft Powerpoint 2007 for helping me make these collages. THANKS, MICROSOFT POWERPOINT!!!~

~Credits to pkparaiso.com for these 3D models. THANKS, PKPARAISO!!!~







Edit: I found the nicknames of these team members!

Swampert is Shark.
Bellossom is Fox.
Walrein is FJ.
Grumpig is Dino.
Raichu is QOOOO.
Medicham is BBBBBBBBBB.

Are you loving these nicknames as much as I am?

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

The Wallpaper Revolution!

I haven't posted a wallpaper in a while, but I did today! It is actually a wallpaper I made more than a month ago and it features Pokemon that Sean actually used in his Pokemon X Nuzlocke! It's a grand collage that took me a few weeks to make. He suggested that I should post it, so I did. :)

In other news, I'm going to start making iPad and iPhone wallpapers! These will be similiar to the regular wallpapers, but in a format to fit the screen size of those devices. Those wallpapers will include ones for:

iPod touch Gen 4 and 5
iPad mini and regular iPad
iPhone

You will start seeing these types of wallpapers this Saturday.

Alex 17... out!

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Competitive Crunch #3: Choice Band/Specs/Scarf

Hey, guys! Welcome back to another segment of Competitive Crunch, with a name that was definitely not stolen by Pimpnite. Today, we are going to talk about probably the most overused items ever in competitive battling known as the Choice Items. Currently, there are three choice items: the Choice Band, the Choice Specs, and the Choice Scarf.

All of the choice items here do the same thing. Once you use your first move, you'll be locked into that move until switching out.

Let's take an example. If I have a Choice Scarf Dragonite with Outrage, Earthquake, Fire Punch, and ExtremeSpeed, and I use Earthquake, I will only be allowed to use Earthquake until I switch back out again to choose a different move to lock myself into. If you've never used these items before, you're probably wondering why anyone would want to have themselves only able to use one move. That's what I'll be explaining next.

Each of the choice items has a specific aspect that will make the three unique from one another.



The Choice Band will lock yourself into the first move you use, while at the same time boosting your Attack stat by 50%!



The Choice Specs will lock yourself into the first move you use, while at the same time boosting your Special Attack stat by 50%.



The most popular of the three is the Choice Scarf, which will lock yourself into the first move you use, while at the same time boosting your Speed stat by 50%.

Strategies to use with Choice Items:
  • Use U-Turn and Volt Switch to get quickly out of a situation that would lock you into a battle.
  • Don't use set-up moves alongside these items because they will not work.
  • Use Pokemon that will need the extra boost to the desired stat and not ones that could use their item slot for a more useful item.
  • Use a Pokemon with Trick or Switcheroo to get rid of a choice item and give it away to your opponent.
Common Choice Band threats:
  • Weavile
  • Talonflame
  • Scizor
  • Terrakion
  • Darmanitan
  • Bisharp
  • Azumarill
Common Choice Specs threats:
  • Chandelure
  • Manectric
  • Any Rotom form
  • Latios/Latias
Common Choice Scarf threats:
  • Krookodile
  • Victini
  • Heracross
  • Flygon
  • Honchkrow
~Credits to Bulbapedia for the images of the items. THANKS, BULBAPEDIA!!!~

~Credits to Smogon for the data on these items. THANKS, SMOGON!!!~


Monday, March 17, 2014

Monotype Monday #4: Ice vs Flying

Hey, guys! I'm here with another Monotype Monday battle from Showdown! This one's against Trainer Roxanne with a Flying-type team against my Ice-type team. I made sort an odd team for this battle that includes Delibird, Mega-Abomasnow, and Rotom-Frost, but the real stars of the show were Avalugg and Froslass.

Click here to view the battle! (I am GoodMorningEspeon.)

~Credits to Zarel and the Showdown staff for hosting this site. THANKS, SHOWDOWN!!!~

~Credits to Trainer Roxanne for having this battle with me. THANKS, TRAINER ROXANNE!!!~

~Credits to pkparaiso.com for the Avalugg and the Froslass pictures. THANKS, PKPARAISO!!!~


Incoming Goat!

I'm working on a Skiddo papercraft! I'm not finished, so here's a look at it:

Shiny Spotlight: St. Patrick's Day Special!

Today is St. Patricks's Day, that jolly holiday when everything is lucky and green! To celebrate this holiday, today I will be doing two Pokemon that have green shiny forms: Ursaring and Teddiursa.

Both Pokemon are very vibrant and clearly stand out from their regular forms. Teddiursa is a dull light green, while Ursaring is a neon lime green. 
That's it for now!


Alex 17... out!

Sunday, March 16, 2014

Showdown Sunday #4: Little Cup Shenanigans!

I decided to play some Little Cup today, but I actually have no experience in the tier at all!

I did a few practice matches before this one, and I think I put together this team quite well.

Time for a quick team analysis! Click here!

And now, the battle! Click this link!

~Credits to Zarel and the Showdown staff for hosting this site. THANKS, SHOWDOWN!!!~

~Credits to oElder for battling with me. THANKS, OELDER!!!~

~Credits to pastebin.com for hosting my team analysis. THANKS, PASTEBIN!!!~

~Credits to pkparaiso.com for this Scraggy. THANKS, PKPARAISO!!!~


Saturday, March 15, 2014

Pokefarm Q

Try out Pokefarm Q and WARM MY EGGS!...*cough cough* I mean add me as a friend... Here's the link to my account... And here is Sean's account!!!(send him pm's about Goomy heheh... Tell him Taylor sent ya!).... Ugh alex changed it...

What has been happening lately?

Yup... I didn't post a Time to Draw this week yet. This is why:
-I had to make St. Patrick's Day "decorations".
-I don't know what to draw for Time to Draw. 
-I've been working on 3D Pokemon sprites :)

I might be able to post a Time to Draw today if I know what to draw, but that depends on you. Yes, YOU!
If you have a suggestion for what I should draw, then comment below! I also plan on posting another picture to the Picture Gallery today. And since it's Saturday, there might be another wallpaper that I'll put on the Wallpaper Page.

That's it for now!


Alex 17...out!