Fun  Friendship Café ★★★★

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4...20 or something

pkmnMasterWheeler

Well-known member
Artist
Team Delta
Pokédex No.
79
Caught
Jun 16, 2019
Messages
243
Nature
Sassy
Pronouns
She/Her
Pokémon Type
Fire, Cute
I'm usually pretty heavy on the grinding myself, altho moreso later in the game than early. Got my starter up to lv 75 in my Yellow locke to prep for the E4 U:
 

Tailsimp

Well-known member
🎇Contributor
Team Alpha
Pokédex No.
50
Caught
Jun 15, 2019
Messages
207
Location
A Literal Desert
Nature
Quiet
Pronouns
She/Her
Pokémon Type
Electric, Psychic
Pokédex Entry
Tailsimp: The Impish Pokemon. Despite being quiet and reserved, this pokemon is usually very happy to talk and is always excited to help out!
See with my fear in Nuzlockes I'll grind my pokemon up like an extra 10 lvls each of I don't put a cap on it lol. Its all or nothing with me and grinding.
 

Fullmental

*Fódlan Winds intensifies*
Moderator
Tech Team
🎇Contributor
Writer
Team Omega
Pokédex No.
2
Caught
May 13, 2019
Messages
276
Location
That one building with no door for a hero to open.
Nature
Calm
Pronouns
He/Him
Pokémon Type
Rock, Clever
Pokédex Entry
This Pokemon can sometimes be found meticulously editing and re-editing it's own content, never satisfied with the results.
For me, Grinding tends to be to even out levels and I usually aim for a point where I can comfortably take on the next boss.

Case in point: In Fire Red, I tend to grind everything to Level 8 before Viridian Forest, then just before Brock, I bump everything up to Level 11.

X and Y have such an easy time grinding though. Battle Chateau with the Writ that makes people cycle in every minute, and the Furisode Girls all use Audinos. Me and my friend were able to keep 20+ Pokemon on level just to keep each other guessing (We were battling after every Gym).
Ah yes, the Viridian Forest. Early game in general is probably one of the few places where I find grinding to be a necessity. Catching so many new pokemon, and at such low levels, sort of sets you up for failure if you're not careful. At least, as long as you're trying to level evenly.
 

Rubombee

the ace that stays up the sleeve
Artist
Writer
Team Alpha
Pokédex No.
61
Caught
Jun 15, 2019
Messages
629
Location
somewhere in Kalos
Nature
Quirky
Pronouns
she/her
Pokémon Type
Water, Ghost
Pokédex Entry
Doesn't even eat baguette, are you sure she's French
I haven't played too far yet in my UM but I feel like I'm probably gonna be in the "way too much grinding" team
 

Shark

Training to be Cute
Writer
Team Delta
Pokédex No.
8
Caught
May 15, 2019
Messages
182
Location
yes
Nature
Naive
Pronouns
She/Her/They/Them
Pokémon Type
Dark, Fairy
Pokédex Entry
This Pokemon is a shark! It tends to dislike cynicism and being mean.
i either grind too much or not at all

it’s a problem, really
 

MouseWithADinosaurTail

Luck will travel, but that's why I've got feet
Artist
Writer
Team Omega
Pokédex No.
47
Caught
Jun 15, 2019
Messages
712
Location
Post Town
Nature
Quirky
Pronouns
She/Her
Pokémon Type
Fairy, Flying
Pokédex Entry
Though she often appears sweet and polite, the smell of wrong opinions may cause this pokemon to latch bite.
NO! NOOOOO! WE'RE LEVEL FOUR?? GODDAMMIIIITTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTT
 

Jimcloud

Administrator
Administrator
Moderator
🌱Featurer
🎇Contributor
Writer
Screenshotter
Team Alpha
Pokédex No.
3
Caught
May 13, 2019
Messages
680
Pronouns
they/she
So it goes. Good morning, I guess.

I should really be asleep right now.
 

Rubombee

the ace that stays up the sleeve
Artist
Writer
Team Alpha
Pokédex No.
61
Caught
Jun 15, 2019
Messages
629
Location
somewhere in Kalos
Nature
Quirky
Pronouns
she/her
Pokémon Type
Water, Ghost
Pokédex Entry
Doesn't even eat baguette, are you sure she's French
I managed to eat at a reasonable hour today. Let's see if I can manage to be…
p r o d u c t i v e
 

kittenrobotarmy

FIYA EMBUREM
Screenshotter
Team Omega
Pokédex No.
341
Caught
Jul 2, 2019
Messages
408
Location
Fódlan
Nature
Sassy
Pronouns
She/her
Pokémon Type
Electric, Ground
Pokédex Entry
Has dedicated her life to the Blue Lions + Marianne and considers them her children.
I forgot to wake up on time to help my mom check plants but I did get an extra two hours of sleep that I usually don't, so... win? I think?
 

surfe

I am SHOPKEEP. I desire ALL RUBLES.
Hacker
Screenshotter
Team Delta
Pokédex No.
83
Caught
Jun 16, 2019
Messages
289
Location
England
Nature
Timid
Pronouns
she/her
Pokémon Type
Dark, Fairy
Pokédex Entry
hi
I tend to undergrind tbh. Grinding is boring and I'm impatient!! Until I get right to the end of the game, then I grind way too much.
 

starmouse

All in service of some implacable "just cause".
Artist
Screenshotter
Team Delta
Pokédex No.
200
Caught
Jun 30, 2019
Messages
109
Nature
Impish
Pronouns
she/her
Pokémon Type
Water, Fairy
Pokédex Entry
This Pokémon is said to be scared of its own shadow. It can often be found sitting in the rain.
I usually have a rule not to grind up to more than the next gym leader's highest level. Unless I'm doing a tricky ruleset.
 

kittenrobotarmy

FIYA EMBUREM
Screenshotter
Team Omega
Pokédex No.
341
Caught
Jul 2, 2019
Messages
408
Location
Fódlan
Nature
Sassy
Pronouns
She/her
Pokémon Type
Electric, Ground
Pokédex Entry
Has dedicated her life to the Blue Lions + Marianne and considers them her children.
I usually just grind until I don't want to anymore. This limit depends on if I'm playing on an emulator or not.
 

Obelisk

D O G
Writer
Team Omega
Pokédex No.
155
Caught
Jun 30, 2019
Messages
132
Nature
Quirky
Pronouns
He/Him
Pokémon Type
Electric
Pokédex Entry
Eccentric 'locker obsessed with Magikarp.
I generally stick to the max level of the next leader ace/totem/boss when it comes to grinding.
 

sugar heart

nono morikubo is a qt
Screenshotter
Team Delta
Pokédex No.
257
Caught
Jul 1, 2019
Messages
143
Location
346 pro
Nature
Quirky
Pronouns
she/they
Pokémon Type
Fairy, Normal
Pokédex Entry
hello, i like idols.
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i just grind every single one of my pokemon, boxed or not, to whatever the next gym leader's lowest leveled pokemon is
 

Minty Electronica

heeeeeeeyyyyyy, adora~ <3
Team Omega
Pokédex No.
146
Caught
Jun 26, 2019
Messages
255
Nature
Quiet
Pronouns
she/her
Pokémon Type
Water, Fairy
Pokédex Entry
It's an azumarill. You caught an azumarril.
I generally stick to the max level of the next leader ace/totem/boss when it comes to grinding.
P much same. Less of a risk of the ace taking out half your team and all.
 

pkmnMasterWheeler

Well-known member
Artist
Team Delta
Pokédex No.
79
Caught
Jun 16, 2019
Messages
243
Nature
Sassy
Pronouns
She/Her
Pokémon Type
Fire, Cute
I generally go for 5 levels over the next gym leader's strongest Pokemon
 

MouseWithADinosaurTail

Luck will travel, but that's why I've got feet
Artist
Writer
Team Omega
Pokédex No.
47
Caught
Jun 15, 2019
Messages
712
Location
Post Town
Nature
Quirky
Pronouns
She/Her
Pokémon Type
Fairy, Flying
Pokédex Entry
Though she often appears sweet and polite, the smell of wrong opinions may cause this pokemon to latch bite.
Normally, I go to the level of the next gym leader's ace. If I'm really worried, I'll try not to go more than 2-3 levels above! Otherwise you just sweep em and it's not fun or challenging.
 

Raverist

when the cute boy looks at you with a smile
Team Alpha
Pokédex No.
87
Caught
Jun 16, 2019
Messages
62
Nature
Rash
Pokémon Type
Steel, Tough
I feel the best level to grind for any gym leader or boss is one where you feel you will have the most entertainment out of.

Want to roll over the next boss? Grab a few over their ace. Want an even match? Go ahead and go for the tie. Want to really test your mettle? Stick a couple levels below.

What really gets me is the grind itself. Part of the reason I despise Johto is the fact there's absolutely no grind potential in the midgame.
 

Nate

A friend
Pokédex No.
74
Caught
Jun 16, 2019
Messages
129
Location
Hypercam Registration Office
Nature
Jolly
Pronouns
he/him
Pokémon Type
Rock
Pokédex Entry
Oh, so when Onix eats rocks and soil, it's fine, but when I do it, it's suddenly "an affront to nature" and "destroying Mrs. Crenshaw's zen garden"?
I generally make sure to battle every trainer possible, then grind to the next level ending in 5 or 0. I want to be at least the level of the next gym leader's ace, and maybe 5 or so levels over it. In newer games you get mad EXP, so lately I've been way overleveled
 

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