Wednesday, October 15, 2014

All mega stats datamined, Oracle Challenge results now up!

I'd hoped I could get some more contestants in, but I guess datamining 3DS games got a lot better since last year. Especially since this is all coming from the freaking DEMO. Anyway, you can see all the stats here. Note that aside from Mega Hoopa, which still seems terrible but gets a type change to Psychic/Dark (yet still keeps Magician despite needing to hold the Mega Stone... WHY?), all the new megas have already been revealed. This means no Slowking, no Butterfree and no Froslass. I am genuinely pleased by Mega Pidgeot, and I love how they drained the fuck out of Beedrill's special attack. A LOT of points were wasted on Kyogre's and Groudon's useless attack stats... I think they knew they had no choice but to do it. Only two of Slowbro's stats changed... as far as I remember no other mega can claim that. That gives it a physical defense out of this world, but the loss of Regenerator... eh, we'll see. Dragon Ascent is a full-on Close Combat clone, Origin Pulse is a more accurate Hydro Pump and Precipice Blades is a more powerful, less accurate version of Earthquake. Hoopa also gets a new move, Hyperspace Fury, which seems like it has the same effect as Hyperspace Hole, but is more powerful and Dark instead of Psychic. What are your thoughts on these?

Anyway, I should have the Oracle Challenge results later tonight. Thanks to those who participated (all ten of us)!

Edit: And here are the results (remember, ties are broken according to who submitted first):

1st: Ancient Chaos - 720
2nd: Sean McGinger - 850
3rd: Ammy175 - 900
4th: notmman - 910
5th: LordDirtyBrit - 910
6th: Slowflake - 930
7th: flameastro - 940
8th: DarkBlaze6 - 942
9th: MasterLemon - 970
10th: CurrentLeaf - 1025

Congratulations to Ancient Chaos for winning, umm, bragging rights! That was an enormous margin of victory, though, I thought there'd be more of a fight...

And now, the perfect predictions: notmman with Camerupt, Ancient Chaos with Altaria, Rayquaza and Audino, CurrentLeaf with Rayquaza, and LordDirtyBrit with Rayquaza! Honorable mention goes to Ancient Chaos (who else?), who was the only one to NOT go with my Diancie spread, and gained (lost?) 40 points over everyone else as a result!

13 comments:

  1. It's kinda like Game Freak realised that they screwed up with Diancie and Hoopa so they're giving them Megas to compensate. I'm not sure if Hoopa's is much of an improvement in terms of type, though thank goodness that quad Ghoat + Dark weakness is gone, but the stats look good

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    1. However, if the leak is right Mega Hoopa still has Magician for its ability, and considering that a Mega pokemon NEEDS to hold a Mega Stone, it's the biggest waste I've seen

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    2. Yeah, it seems at the level of an Electric/Flying type with Levitate...

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  2. I didn't have much opportunity to participate in this challenge because I was more concerned about school, but I'll join in next time. Besides, I like a good challenge such as this as much as the next Pokémon nerd, so I'll be waiting.

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    1. That is, if there even is a next time. Expecting to give people a month to join in, only to give them three days, is really annoying. Proof that you never know when these leaks will come. I never expected 3DS datamining to have become that much easier in the last year.

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    2. Don't get me wrong. I am fully aware of the sharp increase in 3DS datamining prowess compared to last year. In fact, considering what DID happen last October, I was actually expecting this to occur. Local community contests aside, this WILL benefit all of us at the end of the day. However, that doesn't mean that I can't or won't participate in other events here. I didn't mean to say that I'll be waiting *solely* for this kind of challenge. I meant that'll I'll be looking forward to whatever fun contest you make in general, not JUST Oracle challenges. I apologize for the misconception.

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    3. I see. No problem then.

      But the thing that surprises me is that the 3DS had been out for two years and a half before X/Y came out, and at that point it was still considered hackproof. Two years and a half! And now, well, the demo's been hacked to pieces just like that a year later.

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  3. You know what they say about technology, Slowflake. It's incredible!

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  4. The sad thing is that based on that data mining, the Battle Tower clone tradition will still be upheld, so no Battle Frontier. The place we'll hang out at after scouring the skies of Hoenn is called the Battle Resort. On the bright side, at least we get move tutors. Here's to hoping Malamar gets decent stuff...

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  5. Nice 2nd place B)

    Here I was thinking my predictions were more hopeful than realistic. Pidgeot with 135 Special Attack, Beedrill with 150 Attack, and Slowbro with 180 Defense.

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  6. I'm happy that you're happy with Mega Pidgeot, because you know your stuff!

    Mega Beedrill should be interesting. She's fast and strong, but dies in one hit to anything, and there's no Focus Sash to save it.

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    1. I wonder if Fell Stinger will be any good for Beedrill now.

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    2. I may have come in dead last, but I'll take that perfect Rayquaza prediction. Also Sean, you make a really good point, maybe Fell Stinger just found it's way out of the unemployment line.

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