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The Sweeper Pokemon – Competitive Pokémon Guide

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The Sweeper is your powerhouse. It’s the job of the sweeper to hit, and hit hard. Of course with so many offensive powerhouses the question of what sort of sweeper to use is a tricky one.

Personally I would recommend one physical sweeper and one special sweeper. I tend to find that the best sweepers are double typed Pokémon that can get a same type attack boost on two different moves. For example Garchomp gets a boost to his dragon and ground type attacks. While this isn’t necessary I do find that it allows for the maximum offensive output.

You may also want to consider a Pokémon who is super effective against the most types. For example, fire and fighting have a very broad range of coverage, as do fighting and dark. A Pokémon such as Scrafty can hit nearly every thing effectively because of its great dual typing. Certain type combinations will be better than others.

Speed is another important factor. You ideally always want to go with the Pokémon that can hit first; remember how in the introduction I brought up that Salamence was widely outclassed by Garchomp? That was because while Salamence had the greater offensive power, it was out sped by Garchomp and though the difference wasn’t too great, it still meant Garchomp would have the advantage because it was still faster.

The Dragon type often makes for a great sweeper as while it is only super effective against its own type it’s attacks are so powerful. That coupled with the fact that dragon types usually have the highest stats of any Pokémon, and that they have great type coverage (being able to use fire, ground and water type attacks) that they nearly always hit hard.

Some sweepers I’d recommend besides the aforementioned Garchomp and Salamence are: Mega Charizard X and Y.

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Mega Charizard X provides good physical attack with an immunity to being burned (meaning that attack stat is very hard to lower, as burn cuts your attack in half) and access to dragon dance and its ability tough claws means it will consistently do a lot of damage, but it still has a decent special attack which allows it to act as a mixed sweeper.

Mega Charizard Y is more powerful in terms of offense but not quite as versatile as Mega Charizard X. Mind you, it doesn’t need to be. With a sky-high special attack and the ability drought, Y-Zard is always in the sun giving it boosted fire attacks and a constant access to a ready charged solarbeam. That coupled with great speed allows it to hit rock and water types for super effective damage and will often one hit KO them.

However there is more to offense than damaging attacks. Next time I will break down the annoyer.

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Are you eagerly anticipating what Absurd Ventures has in store for us in the coming years

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Activision has recently announced the establishment of a new studio, Elsewhere Entertainment, located in Warsaw. The studio has been entrusted with the exciting challenge of creating a groundbreaking AAA franchise that will captivate players with its immersive storytelling and innovative gameplay. A significant number of employees were let go by the large corporation after the completion of Microsoft’s acquisition of Activision Blizzard King earlier this year.

According to IGN, Activision made the announcement in a blog post, sharing that the team will be based in Poland with additional resources in the US. The studio has assembled a team of highly skilled individuals who have worked on acclaimed titles such as The Last of Us, Uncharted, The Witcher, Destiny, Far Cry, and Tom Clancy’s The Division.

Activision’s response to IGN’s request for a studio logo or official artwork was rather unconventional. Instead of providing the requested materials, they sent over the Cambridge University dictionary definition of the word “elsewhere.”. However, with a discerning eye, one may catch a glimpse of something lurking in the background. The publication acknowledges that, whatever it may be, it has no connection to Call of Duty. Elsewhere Entertainment has been granted full access to Activision’s extensive resources and cutting-edge tools, enabling them to further enhance their production and development capabilities. We may have to wait a while before we find out what they have in store for us.

Curious about Activision’s latest venture, Elsewhere Entertainment? Opening a new studio after numerous layoffs—is it a tasteless move or simply another harsh reality of the video game industry? Feel free to share your thoughts in the comments section below.

 

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Rockstar Co-Founder Dan Houser is currently working on the development of an exciting new ‘Open World Action-Adventure’ game

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Last year, we reported that Rockstar co-founder Dan Houser had launched a new studio called Absurd Ventures, with the aim of developing original IP for all platforms and formats. The new outfit has recently started development on a game that boasts top-notch combat and third-person action in a variety of game modes.

This information is available, as Eurogamer discovered, from a recent job listing on the developer’s website. The company is looking for more people to join their team and contribute to an “open-world action-adventure game.”. According to Eurogamer, it seems that the project they are working on is still in its early stages. They are currently in the process of hiring for important positions like lead designer, lead gameplay designer, art director, and technical director.

Absurd Venture is dedicated to crafting immersive narrative experiences across a wide range of mediums, such as games, animation, books, graphic novels, live-action, and scripted podcasts. Their mission is to create captivating worlds, compelling characters, and engaging stories that span diverse genres. The former vice president of writing at Rockstar, who co-wrote both Red Dead Redemption games, has recently joined the studio. Additionally, Lazlow Jones, a former writer and producer at Rockstar, has also come on board.

Are you eagerly anticipating what Absurd Ventures has in store for us in the coming years? Feel free to share your thoughts in the comments section below.

 

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Assassin’s Creed Shadows, the physical version, requires an online connection for installation

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Players who choose to go with a physical copy of the recently announced Assassin’s Creed Shadows will need an Internet connection in order to finish the installation. This is unlikely to pose a problem for most Ubisoft fans, but it does align with a trend that is worth mentioning. It follows a requirement that was initially introduced in 2023’s Avatar: Frontiers of Pandora and will also be the case with the upcoming Star Wars Outlaws.

As reported by VGC, pre-orders for the game are now available, and a notice on the front box art at retailers such as Best Buy and GameStop states: “Internet connection is necessary for game installation.” For Avatar, players had to install a day-one patch before being able to start the game. However, both Shadows and Outlaws come with a warning prominently displayed on the front of the box.

The lack of a clear explanation for this requirement raises concerns about the long-term preservation of the game, particularly if the servers are eventually shut down. In December, Ubisoft made the decision to delist the original The Crew, effectively ending its run. This unfortunate event may not be the last time we see a game meet a similar fate.

What are your thoughts on Ubisoft’s requirement of an online connection for the installation of its flagship games? Feel free to share your thoughts in the comments section below.

 

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