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    Gardevoir BNB Combo Guide WIP

    Hello, lovely members of the Pokkén community! Skipping the introductions, for now, this post is going to be a full-fledged combo guide for the Psychic Fairy type Gardevoir. Now, she‘s already been a playable character since the game‘s launch three years ago, so a guide like this might seem a little due, but hey better late than never. And there‘s actually a very good reason as to why there wasn‘t much besides AppleBoom's draft (shoutout to him for making one in the first place) for so long. You see, Gardevoir‘s a very reset heavy character. She strives of being able to pressure you with her amazing okizeme tools and damaging mixups, so a lot of times you‘ll see Gardevoir players purposely end their combos earlier instead of shifting to preserve positioning and go for oki pressure. Meaning it‘s kinda hard to create a definitive combo guide when you technically have such a huge amount of routes you can go for. That is why for this guide, besides going over her optimal combo routes from each starter, I will also highlight the moves with which you‘re most likely going to reset your opponent in a vibrant RED. Meaning those moves are the most favorable confirms for you to decide if you either want to finish the combo or go for a reset. I also put the damage values at the end of each combo or well, at least the amount of damage you get, if you don‘t go for a reset. And also visualizations for each combo with the input history shown. Generally, and that especially applies to newer players, I would recommend to rather finish the combo in most cases to stay on the safe side of your advantage and snack some synergy because of the shift than ending it early. Only go for resets if you‘re confident in what you‘re doing. As for some of the notations, these [ ] showcase the level of Stored Power 6A used, which is reliant on the number of Calm Mind stacks around you when using the move. Meaning if you start with one stack, but you squeeze in a 4A somewhere in the combo, the following 6A becomes a [2]. Anyway, I hope I didn't make things too complicated now, but with that happy reading! ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Midscreen combos [CA]/crit CA 2Y 2Y ]A[ R (183) 6A [3] ijA (222) 6X 2Y 5YYY 5A (180) 5X 6A [2] (197) 5X 6A [3] (222) 6X (these don't work on Sceptile, Charizard, Blastoise and Machamp) 5X 4AYY 6A (191) 5X 4AYY 6A [2] (206) 6Y 4AYY 5X 6A [1] (192) 4AYY 5X 6A [2] (207) 4AYY 6A [3] (232) 6A [3] ijA (241) jX 5YYY 5A (134) 5YY 6A [2] 6X (150) 5YY 6A [3] ijA (174) ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Wallsplat Combos 5A (or 4x if you ever land that) 8[Y] 8Y (234 +30) 6A [1/2/3] ij[A] ]A[ R (281 +30) 6X ijA 8[Y] (266 +30) 6A [1/2/3] ijA 8[Y] (281 +30) ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Burst Combos [CA]/crit CA 4AYY 6A [2] 6X (211) 4AYY 6A [3] 5A (226) Burst Confirms Literally, all combos of the above confirm into her burst Attack at any moment ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- And these would be all I wanted to share for now! Of course, these aren't the only combo starters in Gardevoir's arsenal, she still has 2X counter pierce combos, Future SIght Psychic follow-ups, jCA tip combos, Thermodynamic Resets, field phase combos and many more, but I think these are the most important ones to learn when starting. Nonetheless, I'd be happy to hear any more suggestions or critique of this guide. I mean it is kinda my first one, so I'm still not entirely sure of what I'm doing.
  2. Hello everyone! My name is Lario and this is gonna be my first contribution to Pokkén Arena in form of a post in honour of our favorite Penguin Emperor. More specifically it's going to be about the slashing move 5X. Now to start with some data 5X is with 15 frames a pretty fast heavy attack with good pushback, 70 base damage, decent range and the ability to stun, meaning you can follow it up with literally whatever you want. It's -12, but not grab punishable because of its pushback, so only a handful of characters have a consistent punish for it. Overall, I'd say it's Empoleon's greatest combo starter, so for a while I've been wondering how much damage you can get out of a 5X combo. To be precise, if it's possible to get over 200 damage without the need of the wall, supports or burst. For a reference, Pikachu's Electric God fist 6:y with the just frame leads into 188 damage, so 200 is quite a lot. But with Empoleon's crazy damage potential, it is definitely possible. However, one problem arises. Because Empoleon is Empoleon, character specific combos are required to get this kinda damage, so I've gone through every character to compile all the data and put it together here. So following will be the notations for said combos, on which characters they work and a short video demonstrating it. Level 3 AJ Combo 5X 4X 2[X] SL Y 5ABR jY 4AY Works on: Big Boy Defog Combo 5X 4X 2[X] SL Y 4ABR jY 5Y 5AX Works on: Small Boy Defog Combo 5X 4X 5Y 4ABR jY 5Y 5AX Works on: Thanks to Galladeknight for finding this next combo, specifically for Sceptile with some tight jy timing 5X 4X 2[X] SL Y 5ABR jY 5Y 4AX Works on: And those are all. Now you might have noticed that not all characters were included here, that's because for these lucky fuckers, being: I have been unable to find a combo from a 5X that does over 200 damage without the wall. So just go for the Ice beam or Debuff routes, they're still pretty damaging regardless. If someone happens to find something for these characters, please tell me and I will update it! And that is all, happy slashing everyone!