There seem to be a lot of new travelers confused about how shadows work posting here, so making this post for all the people who have this question:
DON'T PURIFY SHADOW MEWTWO OR BIRDS! Not even if it goes to 100%, not even if you don't have stardust at the moment, not even if you couldn't TM off Frustration yet.
Shadows have buffed attack but decreased defense, making them much stronger and more valuable than normal Pokemon in Raids, where attack is more important than defense. Shadows are rare, untradable, and impossible to take from purified form back to shadow form, making them much rarer than hundreds. Shadow Mewtwo is one of the most, if not the most, powerful Pokemon in the game right now.
It's possible that in the future, Shadows get nerfed, or purified/ normal Pokemon get buffed. But until then, there is absolutely no reason whatsoever to purify them.
For a while I used to play most games on normal, and after a video by videogamedunkey I was inspired to play games on the hardest difficulty I can actually manage. I think this was a good decision and made my play through of most games longer and more rewarding.
I've never been a fan of the soulsbourne games, I found them exhausting and grindy and a bit too slow for my liking, but after watching some reviews of Sekiro it looked a lot faster than the previous entries in the genre. I picked it up and found it tough but fair and fun.
However, after a dozen or so hours things really clicked. I realized I wasn't frustrated by the frequency with which I was losing, I was actually excited to respawn and try again! And I realized it's because what makes Sekiro difficult is that, for the most part, the hardest bosses aren't simply damage sponges that you're attacks do little against, they are skilled swordsmen, who you simply have to beat in a fair duel. You're not waiting for the typical o... keep reading on reddit ➡
Personally, I'm not a fan of them thematically. The lore is that a pokemon is suffering and that you're rescuing that pokemon from Team Rocket.
Wouldn't it make more sense for the pokemon to gain a boost from the purification [boost in relation to 'we want to keep the damage bonus, or whatever was decided]?
I don't know. I just have a hard time liking a mechanic where the whole idea behind it is that the pokemon is literally suffering.
edit: Going to add this edit in response to a "point" that I see reoccurring:
-If the game is telling you that shadow pokemon are the result of constant pain being inflicted upon them, and that you're rescuing the Mon', it makes absolutely no sense for the game to mechanically incentivize keeping them as shadow.
So as of now, purifying your Mewtwo seems silly (not here to talk about that though, so please refrain from saying why you purified yours), but there are hints in the code that purified pokemon may eventually do more damage to shadow pokemon, and they could lower the shadow boost too with basically no notice - they change things all the time. It's not unreasonable to think there may come a time when purifying your mewtwo is something that actually makes sense to do. If you purify a mewtwo whos first change move is psystrike, it will forget psystrike to learn return. If you teach psystrike in the second move slot, it would forget the first move instead and would still know psystrike after purifying.
If you were going to teach your mewtwo psystrike and also add a second move, might as well make psystrike your second move just in case - can't hurt.
Not just because will this create an insane monster. But lore wise mega evolution and shadow directly contradicts each other. Mega evolution is developed through the connection of the pokemon and the trainer while shadow removes the pokemon's emotion. It would be completely wrong to merge the two power boosts into one.
I have a long story with SoulsBorne games. I decided to try Dark Souls 1 a long time ago and barely made it to the firelink Shrine before uninstalling it out of anger and frustration. I hated it. But I soon felt guilty about it, the game is supposed to be about you getting good and enduring the hardships till you overcome them and I gave up way too soon, so I decided I would try a bit harder. Some years later I have almost 20 hours in the game, and I have not beaten it once, damn I hadn't even come remotely close to it. Every time I tried playing I would end up uninstalling it. There was just one thing about it that made it impossible for me: I just wasn't having any fun. I get the things people tell about the game, it is really good. But it's not for me, I don't like pushing myself to the limit in games, I don't like "enduring" games. I don't play for that, I play to have fun. Gitting gud is not something I long for. In the end videogames are not something that will get me anywhere,... keep reading on reddit ➡
We now know that the Go Fest Day 2 special research (for ticket holders only) has a Shadow Mewtwo encounter (at level 15 with 10/10/10 IV floor).
I know, I know, some people will get a 13/13/13 Shadow Mewtwo and wonder if they should purify it to get a hundo Mewtwo. (Purifying a shadow Pokemon beings each of its IV attributes up by 2, which means in this case you get a 15/15/15 purified Mewtwo). The answer is...
NO!!!!! Unless you jolly well know what you're doing - if you're asking this, you probably don't.
Before I explain why, here's a post on why, in general, you should NEVER purify a Shadow Pokemon with any IVs (outside of niche cases). If you're sincerely asking the question, I highly recommend reading it.
Now let's look at Shadow Mewtwo in particular.
There has a somewhat popular myth floating on thi... keep reading on reddit ➡
I really enjoyed Middle Earth: Shadow of Mordor when I played it a few years ago. I mean, I love the LotR universe and the game basically let you play as Batman in Mordor (damn near identical movement and combat controls to the Arkham games), plus the nemesis system was a fair amount of fun despite me having no idea who the hell my final nemesis was (I guess I just killed all the other generals and he was the only one left?) and way too many orcs being named "douche" (always funny).
That said, I'd heard a lot of negative stuff about Shadow of War (the annoyingly similarly-named sequel), mainly due to how grindy the endgame was without micro transactions. Well, given that I'd heard those issues had been patched out after all the backlash, I picked up Shadow of War for like $5 during one of Gamestop's recent "we're totally not going out of business (but please, please, please give us some money)" sales.
To be fair, I'm only a few hours in (now in the game's second major area) but this... keep reading on reddit ➡
I've tested it personally on Alpha and it felt bad, like really bad. But I am no theorycrafter or have any deeper understanding of the game so I waited what other, more experienced people have to say.
People from top guilds like Limit or ex Method have said pretty much the same, the spec is garbage right now.
Here is what Rank1 M+ Ele Shaman thinks about it
Cayna (ex Method) full speadsheet about Ele issues https://docs.google.com/document/d/1frqBptS1ErTQgD4qQ9fCNmOjrtG6hH1mS_AjKOjZyKM/edit
There is still time. As a Ele main for almost 12 years I beg you guys help us get Blizzard's attention to this.
Season 3 Episode 6: Light and Shadow
Synopsis: Adam holds Martha captive in 2020. On the day of the apocalypse, an increasingly frantic Martha begs Bartosz for his help.
Please keep all discussions about this episode or previous ones, and do not discuss later episodes as they might spoil it for those who have yet to see them.
By far the most frequently asked question for the past few weeks on this sub. And the same answer every time.
Short answer: No!
Long answer: No! Because...
Im not particularly a believer in the paranormal but i find this subreddit to be a good place to find other redditors who have possibly experienced something like this as me and my friends have. When i was a toddler some of my earliest memories were of a “shadow man” who in one instance grabbed a kitchen knife from the drawer and ran off (its still confusing how i knew which drawers the knives came from). There were other instances of this shadow man but i cant recall exactly. Ik its a childhood delusion, but a lot of my friends have seen these shadow people as well. Idk, if u recall seeing these things tell me in the comments.
I've seen lots of forum posts with some inaccurate or unclear information about the book Shadows Rising. I finished it last night and thought it would be cool to type out some interesting lore points.
Laser pointers may initially seem like a great way to exercise your dog. Unfortunately, they can cause serious problems for their future. We’ve all seen the videos of dogs (and cats) chasing that elusive red dot. You may have even done it with your pup. While we’re providing a few minutes of entertainment, they meet with an enormous amount of frustration. They can never be successful.
After playing like this, dogs can easily become obsessed over lights, reflections, and even shadows. This type of OCD behavior is based on their frustration. It also seems to change the neurology of the brain. Dogs become obsessed over reflections. They may chase everything from your watch on the wall or light shining through glass doors. They are constantly on the lookout for anything that is similarly reflective.
The constant watchfulness becomes a neurotic and obsessive behavior, and a very unhappy way of being. I have also read that it is difficult, if not impossible, to reverse. Something gets swit... keep reading on reddit ➡
Its your brain protecting you from the real things
Context: In this scene, Valerian, Hero of Lion's Gate and our PoV custodes sees Asterion Moloc for the first time in person -- during a conference between the Minotaurs, Imperial Fists and the Custodes to discuss the troubles on Terra shortly after Guilliman's departure.
>Moloc was, of course, the centrepiece of the display. He wore Terminator armour, of the old Tartaros configuration, which made him massive even amid the rest of that heavily armoured company. Whereas Valoris was a picture of grizzled splendour, and Garadon carried himself with a plain kind of martial dignity, Moloc looked like some barbarian warlord out of the legends of pre-Unification Terra. His plate was clearly of the highest quality, but had been engineered with a feral aesthetic, one that conjured up images of sacrificial rites and arcane combat-rituals. To look at him was to catch a glimpse of a world of riddles and myths, of burning braziers and bloodied axe heads, of secrets locked within secrets, bound a... keep reading on reddit ➡
New texts were just pushed for Go Fest including special research texts (talking about Shadow Mewtwo!) and much more check it out
Names for all of the clothing we found yesterday were added
RESOURCE ID: avatar_f_hat_gofest_pikachuvisor_0_bundle_icon TEXT: Pikachu Visor RESOURCE ID: avatar_f_shirt_gofest_2020_0_bundle_icon TEXT: GO Fest 2020 Tee RESOURCE ID: avatar_f_shirt_victinishirts_00_bundle_icon TEXT: Victini Tee RESOURCE ID: avatar_f_shirt_victinishirts_00_bundle_icon TEXT: Victini Tee RESOURCE ID: avatar_m_shirt_gofest_2020_0_bundle_icon TEXT: GO Fest 2020 Tee RESOURCE ID: avatar_m_shirt_victinishirts_00_bundle_icon TEXT: Victini Tee
Texts for the badge were also added
TEXT: Global, July 25–26, 2020 RESOURCE ID: badge_gofest_2020_global_title
#Generic Go Fest Texts
Some small minor texts relating to Go Fest
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RESOURCE ID: gf2020_content_hashtag TEXT: Post photos with #PokemonGOFest2020, and we’ll share our favorites! RESOURCE ID
Edit: The giveaway is closed and I will dm the 3 winners! Good luck everyone!
Easily the best comedy show currently on TV. Im sad to see it flying under the radar for so many people. It is as close to perfect as it possibly can be.
Smart, hilarious, weird and unique. Top tier TV from the creators of the movie. Jemaine Clement and Taikia Waititi really can't do anything wrong.
And if this post didn't sell you then maybe the trailer will
Please, watch it. You will not regret it.
I gave Dark Souls 3 a try and just could not get into it. I wrote it off as me just not liking challenging games, and never really touched another FromSoftware game. I had some money ready for the Steam summer sale and saw some great reviews for Sekiro and decided to take the plunge again. I thought maybe a change of atmosphere and gameplay might do the trick, and I was right. I immediately fell in love with this game. At most this game for me has been frustrating but has yet to be as infuriating as I found Dark Souls to be. I keep coming back death after death because the gameplay is just so damn satisfying. The world is incredibly immersive and gorgeous. Even though the core gameplay is extremely similar to Dark Souls, I find Sekiro to be incredibly enjoyable and not anywhere near as a dreadful experience as I found Dark Souls to be.