I'm holding out for a Geno
Why they gave the Water Pulse TM to the eighth gym leader is beyond me. But Electric coverage is very nice, so Manectric should do well.Aw, losing Until Dawn is a shame. Hopefully a Manetric will work well for you!
I’m glad that Pelipper gets better water coverage in later games. Honestly, without a water pulse TM, a lot of water types struggle pre surf, it seems
Whoa! Thanks for all the replies! I really appreciate reading your thoughts on my stuff. Sorry to say that I'm a little strapped for time, so I won't be responding to your stuff individually (at the moment, anyway), but thank you!Fair. That sounds like an annoyance that's earned a bit of complaining.
Live up to your name!
Might as well get some use out of Mallow while you have him, right?
It's so bizarre that ghost-type moves were all physical before the physical-special split. It's so clearly meant to be a special move that it even has the Sp. Def stat decrease!
Is there any problem that Slowbro can't solve? Not in this game, apparently!
I'm glad to see Mallow get a genuine chance to shine here. Earning his place on the team!
Welp. Looks like Lance has traded his glitchy Gen 1 Dragonair that effectively can't hurt Pokémon weak to psychic for a Gyarados that inexplicably can't touch flying-types. Brilliant strategist, this guy.
Ah, that's tragic. Poor Dactyly.
Yeah, get rekt! After what it did to your team in FireRed, I'm glad to see it put down for the final time (in Gen 3) with no fuss. Sleepin really is just the MVP you expected.
Ha, nice. An appropriately undignified for this team-killer (that is, BUTT5, not the Arcanine) to go out.
Good job, you!
:( Poor Treecko, hit by the same grass starter curse as Chikorita.
Strategy talk! I'll be interested to see your eventual decision on whether to keep her or leave her (supposing she survives to that point). And I like the provided explanation for the name; it's interesting. Also, that video sounds interesting and I should check it out.
Well, it's not like you'd have had to redo much of the game if she had died.
Haha, I like the reasoning behind that name.
This is a cute name, too! And a cute naming scheme!
It's a shame that due to some cruel of the universe you can never get the specific Wurmple evolution you want on the first try. Erberor got bit by that too in both of his Dustox Sololockes. And don't get me started on the experience of trying to shiny-hunt this line...
Oh, the butterfly->butterfly effect->Until Dawn train of logic here is fun!
Dang. What a menacing thing to say to a poor, unsuspecting NPC!
Haha, I feel like this summarizes everyone's reaction to Scott.
Hopefully you won't ever be in a position of actually needing her when you have such better options down the line.
The three exclamation points are an exquisite detail, I must say.
It's nice that Game Freak puts these little quality-of-life tweaks in as they come up with them rather than saving them all up for the beginning of a new gen like they do the bigger mechanics changes.
Those hits where the opponent survives with a sliver of health are the worst. At least this one didn't come back to bite you.
...that is a great question, and it's gonna bug me now.
Wow, your Emerald team really likes trolling you, huh. This is the third such close call so far!
Ooh, cool. It'll be interesting to see a Whiscash in a Nuzlocke!
That sounds like it's gonna be good!
Something for you to fix in your rom hack, I suppose!
Sounds like an excellent plan!
Especially if you forget that this battle is here... >.> Thankfully, you didn't!
Oof. Just as well that May stops being a rival partway through the game, because that Combusken is already showing the potential realized in its evolution.
Oof, I know that feeling. Rollout's brutal.
At least it's not a total loss!
Burn + low HP must have made for an alarming few seconds. Whew.
Ha. Serves 'em right.
What a shame.
It's nice to see such an evil tactic de-fanged.
It's not often that Rollout invokes that feeling of dread at its inevitability on the side of the person using it!
Just like with Blue's Arcanine, glad that Overheat didn't quite reach its full destruction potential.
Oof. What a shame.
So insensitive, Lanette!
Well, yeah. That's pretty much all. The Water Pulse TM is worthless and so is Dive; the end.Course after surf every water type has the best water coverage.
An incidental levelup brings us to start this update with an objective upgrade. Leaf Blade is Sceptile's only redeeming quality in this game battleways, I'm sorry to say.
And I was in the area, so I picked this up. There's a second one later, but I still hesitate to use this too soon.
These are infinite cures for sleep and confusion, respectively. Nice finds.
...eh? There's an item down there...
Huh. I've opened this map in a map editor and I still didn't know that was there.
And we're here. Norman time.
Obnoxious. But, the best it can do with those 60x6 stats.
Care, I do not.
This is going swimmingly.
Erm...I have something in mind here, but I don't have enough HP to do it.
I...wanted to Counter him, but HE used Counter as well. Hm. We seem to be at an impasse.
Except that I get free turns to hit him! Woo!
After several turns of Counter/Counter-Mach Punch/loaf and a Hyper Potion, he finally attacks me.
*dragon roar sound*
Nice. First time I've actually been able to execute my plan against Norman.
Good and good. No Swellow to abuse Facade, though.
why did you say it like that???
d'oh. I meant to delete Water Gun.
Well, whatever. I guess we're teaching it Fly, then.
hello, yes, i did just kill a taillow with a breloom, heres my dumbass license to prove it
*pointed glare at FRLG*
...it is physical. I'll hold off for now, though. I think after Winona is when I'll do my irreplaceable TM splurge.
Raptor Pro Tip: Surf down and around to Slateport instead of crossing route 103, so that you can pick up Ice Beam.
that's...not...how this game works...
I got Foresight'd while I wasn't looking. I forgot that that was even a mechanic.
but at what cost...?
Well, this will absolutely not work, but I'll give it a shot for the memes.
Pictured: Me refighting a trainer despite never receiving a pokegear call from them. Match call is worthless.
WELP. I don't even know. I think confusion was involved in this somehow. Better early than late, I guess.
I wish that had worked out, but I'm completely unsurprised that it didn't.
This seems a good fit.
I'm sure this will have no long-term ramifications.
Electric is weak to Ground. Also, I want Thunderbolt.
I actually really don't want a Magnemite here. I want to save it for either Pt or B2W2, so if I catch one here it's basically a blank since I won't use it.
Fun fact: The "on" and "off" generators are actually two different sets of tiles. When you hit this switch, it overwrites all of the "on generator" tiles with the blacked-out, non-animated "off" tiles.
Thank you best gym leader.
No-brainer. If I really want one for Linoone for whatever reason, I can just buy one.
Step 2. (step one was catching a Magikarp)
Pictured: me clicking Magnitude and IMMEDIATELY realizing that they have just learned Bubblebeam at this level. Fortunately, Constrict.
No. At least it functions in this game unlike Gen 1, but...no.
Wait, I am?
Huh, I guess I am. I suppose I never came back here after Watson or Flannery...
So Mr. Humpy was low on health. I didn't want to catch a Magnitude from this thing, so I switched in weeb name with plans to Leaf Blade. And this MONUMENTAL BASTARD uses SELF-DESTRUCT and CRITS ME FROM FULL.
I am upset.
at least I can use mega sceptile in oras...?
My squad is falling apart :((
...now what? It's not like I need another Grass type, since I have Breloom (though he is bereft of Grass moves atm)...
Whatever, it's Trapinch time.
Speaking of Trapinch, you know the Mandela effect? If that wasn't a bunch of stupid bullshit our dumbass brains made up, I would be convinced that I'd been Mandela'd from a universe where Flygon learned Dragon Claw upon evolving at Lv. 45 (and also where Dratini evolved at Lv. 33). I distinctly remember being mad in Gen 6 when I saw that they'd "replaced" its Dragon Claw with Dragon Tail, but...no. That's not how it works.
We be movin.
How did you even get back there?
...Hm. I wasn't really aware that it could rain here.
Buying Flamethrower, just in case. (my intention was for Flygon, but then I realized I have a Numel)
I lived a hit on 14 HP while seeded. Thank God I don't have, like...15 more max HP.
anyway, fuck off Breloom
This is nice because I actually kind of got rocked on the way here
no one died but I was hurting
Why was this never the standard for when you have a full party. they didn't even do this with this castform in RS.
i been movin
That means "I'm gonna sweep you with Pelipper"
Goose *could've* taken Lombre as well, but that's a waste of time.
How dare you say that to me, you f.....
actually, she's right. I never picked up the Amulet Coin from Mom.
fuck off, scott
Revisions. I went ahead and taught Ice Beam because otherwise Altaria would moidah me.
No it literally has not.
When I initiated my Barboach plan in Sapphire, I had to grind route 118 for the 1% Kecleon so that I could catch Barboach here, since there's a Kecleon blocking access to the pond. Fortunately, Kecleon is a champ now. So that's old news.
Just snapping a shot for posterititty in case this somehow kills.
er, could you stop
god damn it
AND RIGHT BEFORE THE FLYING GYM TOO
Accurate descriptor of how I feel rn
also a good-ass Voltorb, but I don't feel like using it yet.
Mr. Humpy got to level 33 while I was fishing for Barboach, but no. Protip: wait until Lv. 35 with Numel; you get Earthquake. You could also go to Numel 41 for Flamethrower, or save yourself the chance of it dying by buying a Flamethrower TM.
Finally. This took like 10 minutes.
And we end this update exactly how we did the last one: with a modicum of grinding to do. See ya then.