Background: If you can't beat them - join them. After months of discussions like the one below with my son, I decided should bring the discussion online with others that speak his language. This is the first in many of the new category in Techmamas called "Pokemon Strategy Chat". My now 9 year old son Lightning will be writing these posts and hopes to have other Pokemon fans comment with their strategy ideas... Here are the RULES of engagement. We will also be looking around for other sites that have Pokemon strategy talks and will be linking to them.
So - right now my Pokemon is an infernape, and it is the final evolution from Chimchar. My infernape is battling a leaf type Pokemon called Gloom. To be a good trainer, one of things you should think about is which Pokemon can defeat the other Pokemon. For example, my infernape is a fire type Pokemon and I am battling a leaf Pokemon. What happens if you put fire on a leaf, the leaf will burn right? So if I use a fire type move on the leaf Pokemon it is super effective. After the battle we saw that all of the leaf Pokemon's energy went down to almost nothing. And in all, there is 205% HP that went down to around 30% HP. HP stands for hit points.