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Jonathan Higgins posted a article in Individual ValuesWelcome to the twenty-fourth week of my PokÃ©mon feature here on Game Podunk! In case you missed the last one, check it out! Stay tuned for future entries coming every Friday morning. -------------------------------- What's In Your PC? Recently, something inspired me to go through my PC boxes in PokÃ©mon ORAS, digging out PokÃ©mon I“ve raised to Lv100 with hopes of organizing (even more) competitive teams. What you see below is every PokÃ©mon I“ve ever trained fully since my first semester of college, all the way back in 2006 with LeafGreen. You better believe I got the Time Travel Award. If you“ve got a pair of Keen Eyes, you might notice doubles. Like I mentioned in IV 15, it eventually became necessary for me to raise the same PokÃ©mon twice in order to accommodate new Mega Evolutions, or other changes. At any rate--gathering together over sixty fully trained PokÃ©mon made me realize something: I“ve forgotten how half of them function, over time. I“ve raised each of my PokÃ©mon to be the best they could be in the games where I caught or hatched them. But, every so often, a new generation will completely screw over their competitive viability. Take not one, but both of my Dragonites, for example. One“s shiny, and one“s not... but both have decent-to-perfect IVs, and their EV spreads specialize in attack. Neither of them, however, have Multiscale... a very good, almost essential Hidden Ability that gives Dragonite a major advantage in battle. S/he“s not completely obsolete without it, but... suffice to say, someone with that ability will have the competitive edge in battle. And what“s more! Some PokÃ©mon get brand new Egg Moves with each new generation. My Lapras from LeafGreen will never be able to learn Freeze Dry, a move that would be super-effective against not only Dragon types, but other water types that choose to go against it! The fact that the PokÃ©mon I“ve worked so hard to train can“t even stand the test of time (competitively), despite their as-perfect-as-possible stats, kind of makes me sad. But I digress. I unearthed shiny PokÃ©mon I didn“t know I had, items I thought I discarded, some hilarious nicknames, and other such antics during my compulsive cleaning. So I guess the question I“ll ask in this week“s Individual Values is two-fold: If you play competitively, has any PokÃ©mon you“ve raised become easily replaced by another species, or otherwise obsolete in the meta-game? And whether you play competitively or not: have you found anything worth mentioning if and when you do your own ritual "cleaning"? Are your PC boxes even used so much? Feel free to share!