The fool that runs towards the past
I decided to go for a gible. If I catch one, I grind, if not, I don't grind.
Grinding it is.
The World is the superior pokémon.
I am not teaching World this till it is at least a garchomp, because I get only 1 and they are rather crucial for gym 8.
On the way back, I was throughly whelmed by my first non-dupe, named after Truths as per Etteillia's Lovers card.
Of course I am using gible, it is not as if it has a -atk nature and a low IV on attack or anything. And even if it does, it is cute.
I went underground and got a fossil, and named it Crocodile, Paul Christian's Fool card, mostly because I wanted a cranidos. I would be so down to rock cranidos/garchomp team. Altough I would keep cranidos in the box till a point where I could reliably get it max speed EVs, so it could reliably outspeed OHKO things. But alas, the trainer number meant I get shieldon instead.
Look at that attack stat. Same as defense. Oh boi can't wait.
Mt. Coronet catch, Adjustment is the 8th card on the book of Thoth, more commonly known as Justice.
Priestess grinded, and it is worthwhile because of those stats.
Item finder, but with a twist.
The thing about Cyrus' plan is that I have heard people that think the same way aka "There is evil in the world, the only way to solve it is by scraping it all and starting over, preferably with me in power to make sure no evil will spawn". The point they all seem to miss is that there is no suffering-less way to commit genocide, so you only go all the way if you are so into your own ideology you honestly can't figure out that killing everything would be more evil than anything else anyone else could try, specially so if you plan to enslave the founding pieces of the universe and rule over the world with an iron fist. Regardless, the fact you can't even try to talk to Cyrus and reason things out means that anyone with this mindset will feel justified, and say that being unable to talk, or agree, is just pushing an agenda. More on that later, when I get to Unova.
Anyway, I grinded, it is a christmas miracle! Fuck Unova. I also didn't find a ralts yet on route 208, which is my only non-dupe, but may go back there later.
I got an eevee, named Progress, which is Justice as of Etteilla's.
I also released a chingling I had caught on my trip to mt. coronet where I met cyrus, which I thought was a different area for some reason, which means Prison is now free!
My World is now gabite. I was going to go to the gym like that, but I looked up and I need all power I can because magical leaf, 2 weakness, 3 neutralities, 1 resist, with no resists to ghost and some weaknesses to psychic.
I did get a ralts now! Named after Court de Géblin's name for The World, Time, because I like gardevoir that much, even if it is not male. :/
Anyway, now I have a golem, everyone is grinded. Strategy is to spam rivalry boosted bite to win the day.
Lets do it.
Duskull didn't get OHKO'd, used its turn to future sight, then stalled a turn being healed, which mean when it went down, Empress took the hit.
Pictured above: Empress hit itself in the face so much, by the time it OHKO'd with the bite it was too low for mismagius, so I sent Priestess because it has the best sp.def of the team. Luckly it wasn magical leaf too, so resist. One day I will not suck at screenshoots.
Priestess clutches out the paralysis, which mean the worlds outspeeds and can spam dragon rage while outspeeding.
Grind like hell. For once I grinded, and those extra few points on HP make the difference.
Too close for confort but hey, 3 shiny badges, now forward, but at a later time because christmas.