As promised, here is a simplified version of the battle post, that explains how to get yourself started with battling using the debug version of the system.
In order to battle on VDex, you'll need two things: A Pokémon, and some Blank Cards.
This guide attempts to cover, step-by-step, what you need to do to get started. Once you do it a few times, it should become pretty instinctive.Getting a Pokémon
Almost any Pokémon can be entered in battle once they know some moves. The exceptions to this are Pokémon in Cherish Balls - you can't battle or learn moves with those. So this part is fairly straightforward - get a Pokémon you want to use in battle.Getting Blank Cards
Next you'll need some Blank Cards. You'll want at least one to get yourself started.
There is only one way to get Blank Cards currently. You need to speak to an NPC, Regirock
, and give him MooMoo Milk.
MooMoo Milk can be purchased for $500 at the route just north of Solaceon Town in Sinnoh. Buy a few there.
Each time you give Regirock MooMoo Milk, there is a chance he'll give you one or more Blank Cards. After you give him five MooMoo Milk he will always give you the cards. Below are the chances and number of cards you can get:
* 1 Milk: 10% chance of getting 1 Blank Card
* 2 Milk: 35% chance of getting 1-2 Blank Cards
* 3 Milk: 60% chance of getting 1-3 Blank Cards
* 4 Milk: 85% chance of getting 1-4 Blank Cards
* 5 Milk: 100% chance of getting 1-5 Blank Cards
After he gives you the card(s) the milk counter will reset.
Once you have a few cards, you can proceed to the next step - make them into Pokémon Cards.Getting Pokémon Cards
There are two ways to obtain Pokémon Cards.Method #1
The quickest way is to speak to an NPC named Marie
, and show her one of the Pokémon in your party. She will take one Blank Card and give you a card for the Pokémon you showed her. So if you have a Rattata in your party and show it to her, you'll get 1 Rattata Card.
Each Pokémon can only model for Marie once. Trading does not reset this. Adoption, however, does - so all Pokémon you get from the Adoption Corner are able to model for Marie.Method #2
The other way is to put a Smeargle in the first slot of your party while you have some Blank Cards in your bag. This makes the Blank Card icon appear just below your Poké Ball selection when you encounter wild Pokémon in the map. Clicking the icon will use up one Blank Card and give you a card for the Pokémon you used it on.
For instance, you go to Route 1 in Kanto and find a Pidgey. If you use your Blank Card on the Pidgey, it'll be turned into 1 Pidgey Card. The success rate is 100%.
Blank Cards only work on Pokémon that have HG/SS or B/W sprites. They can't be used on retro sprites. They will not work on event Pokémon like Porygon and legendary Pokémon, and will not work on roamers. The only way to get those cards is to catch these Pokémon and then use Marie to get a card.
Missingno. cannot be turned into a card.Which Pokémon Cards to Choose
The most important thing you need to know about Pokémon Cards is that they can teach moves that the Pokémon in the card
can learn through level up in the games.
So, for instance, Pidgey Cards can be used to teach any Pokémon any of the moves Pidgey knows. Obviously it'll be more straightforward to use Pidgey Cards to teach your Pidgey a move, but you can use other Pokémon Cards too.
It's important to note that a Pokémon can only learn moves that it's able to learn through level up in the games. So you can't use a Pidgey Card to teach Magikarp Gust, because Magikarp can't learn Gust. You can, however, use a Pidgey Card to teach Magikarp Tackle.
Basically, you want cards of Pokémon which know the moves you want your Pokémon to learn. You can only teach your Pokémon the moves it's able to learn through level up in the games.
Moves learned via TM, HM, Move Tutor and breeding in the games can't be learned currently.
The movesets used on VDex are the ones from Generation V (Black/White), so cards can teach moves Pokémon in them know in those games.
You can check this page
to see which cards can teach the move you want. Click the Pokémon you want to teach a move to, then the move you want to teach. A list will come up with all the cards that can teach the move.How Many Pokémon Cards You'll Need
First, you need to know the level at which the Pokémon in the card learns the move you want to teach. Magikarp learns Tackle at level 15, so if you want to use a Magikarp Card to teach Tackle to a Pokémon, the level is 15.
Knowing this, you'll need (level)/20 cards, rounded up.
So divide the level by 20, and round the result up. That's how many of that card it takes to teach a Pokémon that move.
Following our example, it takes 1 Magikarp Card to teach Tackle - 15 divided by 20 is 0.75, which rounded up is 1. It takes 2 Magikarp Cards to teach Flail - Magikarp learns Flail at level 30, and 30 divided by 20 is 1.5, which rounded up is 2.
You can check this page
for a quick way to tell how many cards you'll need. Click the Pokémon you want to teach a move to, then the move you want to teach. A list will come up with all the cards that can teach the move, and how many of each you'll need.Other Things To Know
The Pokémon learning the move must, as mentioned previously, be able to learn it through level up in the games. The movesets used were the ones from Pokémon Black and White, and the site used to collect data was veekun
. If you need to check which moves your Pokémon can learn (or which moves a card can teach) please check this page
. Click the Pokémon you want to teach a move to, then the move you want to teach. A list will come up with all the cards that can teach the move, and how many of each you'll need.
Lastly, the Pokémon learning the move must be at a high enough level to do so. If a Pokémon only learns Flail at level 40, even if you have 2 Magikarp Cards the option to teach Flail will not appear if your Pokémon is below level 40.Teaching Moves
Once you're set, you need to speak with the NPC Regigigas
. Select a Pokémon to learn a move, and a list of moves that your Pokémon can be taught currently will appear. If you select a move, you'll be prompted to choose which card(s) you want to use to teach it. After confirming, Regigigas will teach your Pokémon the selected move.
You need to wait 60 seconds to get Regigigas to teach another move, due to technical restrictions.
At the moment each Pokémon can learn up to 4 moves.Deleting Moves
If you want to learn a new move but already have 4 moves, you need to delete an old move to make room. To do this you must talk to yet another NPC, Regice
. Select the move to delete and confirm, and the move will be gone.Finally! Battle!
Once you have at least one Pokémon in your party that knows at least one move, you can speak to the NPC Registeel
to start a random battle. The opponent is randomly chosen to match the power level of your Pokémon, and has a random moveset.
Winning a battle gets your Pokémon some experience. In addition, every battle you win gives you 1 Battle Point (BP).Battle Points
BP can be exchanged with Registeel for prizes. Currently, the only prize you can get is MooMoo Milk, which costs 2 BP. This means that winning battles makes it easier for you to get MooMoo Milk to give to Regirock and, in turn, get more Blank Cards.
That's the gist of the process. Get cards of Pokémon that know the move you want to teach, and the rest is fairly straightforward. Make sure you check veekun
for movesets, and that you check only the moves that can be learned through level up.Important!
Not all the moves are available on VDex. A list of available moves is here
.Where do I view my currently owned cards?
You can view them here
- quickly check which moves a Pokémon can learn and which cards you'll need to teach itRegirock
- get Blank Cards in exchange for MooMoo MilkMarie
- extract Pokémon Cards from your PokémonRegigigas
- teach movesRegice
- delete movesRegisteel
- enter a battle; redeem BP prizesDetailed Guide
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