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Pokémon Competitive Roles: Trapper

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Previously there has been talk of the competitive roles of Pokémon in this article. However, it did not go deep into each of them. That is why we will be publishing a series of articles with each role. Today we will continue with the Pokémon Trapper.

You don’t run away!
A Pokémon Trapper is that Pokémon that, through its ability or the Pursuit attack, is responsible for catching certain enemies or trying to defeat them during the change.

Usually, what you want with this type of Pokémon is to catch a rival of a particular type, as is the case with the Magnet ability that is responsible for blocking only steel-type Pokémon.

Other skills, such as Arena Trap or Shadow Trap, are not considered entirely Trapper since they do not go towards a specific objective or type, but act on everyone. What this role seeks is to disable an elementary type of Pokémon while in the field.

That is why one of the most used Pokémon in this area is Magnezone. With his ability Magnet and his high Special Attack, it used to be a torment for Steel-type Pokémon, characterized by their great physical component. In fact, it counter one of the most goal Pokémon like Celesteela.

Two other Pokémon that are used as Trappers are Tyranitar and Scizor. More the first than the second, both were widely used with the Pursuit movement to defeat Ghost type Pokémon and, more commonly, Psychic type.

Like many of the roles I’ve played, this one is clearly in disuse since it is not feasible to take a Pokémon to only counter another type. In a team there is usually a variety of movements, types and objects to have an opportunity to respond to any unforeseen situation that may arise.



PlayStation 5 controlled by an AI

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From the little we know about the next Sony console, it seems that it will be a very powerful tool. Either by its Zen 2 CPU or the SSD to reduce loading times, it is most likely that the next generation of PlayStation should talk. Especially after the data published by Daniel Ahmad, an analyst in the video game industry. Apparently, Sony has patented PlayStation Assist, a voice assistant for PS5.

And it is not surprising, since with the existence of Siri, Alexa and Cortana, there was a voice assistant for consoles. It is true that both Xbox and PlayStation respond to voice commands. However, what PlayStation Assist would bring us would go much further.

“PlayStation Assist would be the name of the voice assistant”

As published by Ahmad, the voice assistant would be controlled by artificial intelligence (AI). And not only would you listen to the typical commands of opening video games or turning on the console, it would also help to help you in the games. In the PlayStation patent, he is described as a voice assistant very integrated into video games.

In fact, players could ask questions like: “Where can I find” X “object?” and the assistant would indicate several ways to achieve it. Among them, I could even mark it on the game map. In the same way, we could also ask you questions about how to defeat a specific enemy, or what is the next step in case some level gets stuck.

Also, players could ask the questions in various formats. In addition to audio, they could do it with images or videos. Of course, as with the other patents, there is no meaning that we will see a voice assistant on PlayStation 5. But at least it’s nice to know that Sony is still working hard on the improvements of the next generation of consoles.