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Thread Description
An overly snarky trip through Galar (Updated 8/13)

Mr Spaz

I caught the big– OH SHIT
Team Omega
Pokédex No.
399
Caught
Jul 6, 2019
Messages
439
Location
Under your bed. I found $50
Nature
Modest
Pronouns
He/Him/It
Pokémon Type
  1. Electric
  2. Dark
  3. Flying
  4. Psychic
I find the part with the mural collapsing hilarious when playing with cutscenes off.
Sonia: "I sure hope the mural survived all that"
*cut to black*
Narrator: "No, the mural did not survive all that."
 

ActiveTransport

Fiery Torch
Team Omega
Pokédex No.
3654
Caught
Feb 5, 2021
Messages
374
Location
A Land of Exquisite Sunsets
Nature
Hardy
Pronouns
He/Him
Pokémon Type
  1. Fire
  2. Psychic
Pokédex Entry
Hobbies: running, reading, singing, playing Pokémon (especially competitive battling), and practicing my Catholic faith!
There's an option to play with the cutscenes off?!
 
OP
Skarmizard

Skarmizard

Metal dragon bird/Smash ‘locker
Writer
Screenshotter
Pokédex No.
1002
Caught
Nov 12, 2019
Messages
2,798
Location
Texas
Nature
Quiet
Pronouns
he/him
Pokémon Type
  1. Dark
  2. Dragon
  3. Steel
Pokédex Entry
This Skarmory/Charizard fusion is very rare and tends to be quiet and shy until befriended. Also writes and is a huge fan of Smash Bros.
Today we head through the Glimwood Tangle toward the fifth gym.
@Kit_The_Feef: Honestly same, especially if you interpret it as social anxiety.

@RubyClaw: I figured it was, although I would at least wear shoes into the arena and then take them off...
That's an interesting point, and it makes sense, since we have a history (no pun intended) of mixing up history as time goes on. And after playing Legends, it makes more sense since people only really started working with Pokémon ~150 years before the modern games.

@ActiveTransport: I may have been a little overconfident 😅
Yeah, Fighting specialists have gotten way scarier over the years (Gen 5 and 6 especially). I think they may be the second most dangerous NPC trainers after Ace Trainers/Veterans.
That's a fair point-they don't really do anything with Allister's character...
To your second comment: yeah, you can turn them off, which is something I really wish would've started in Gen 7 😒

@Mr Spaz: Picturing that has me rolling 😆
And the sarcastic narration made it even funnier.

Question: I think Allister is way more interesting than Bea-while she does have more personality than I thought, I think his is way more interesting/unique. I can also relate to him way more, plus his gym fight was way harder even though it wasn't a Nuzlocke.

Before we move on, there's a couple of things I want to take care of.

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I finally figured out an easy way to evolve Joan, and I want to catch some of the others up along the way.

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First off, giving Karen this...which is only gonna enhance her Karen tendencies :ohdear:

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Then I had her yoink a Leek.
*screeching*
Stop that.

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Then I taught Joan this and gave her the Leek.

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And after bashing this thing to pieces...

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Tada~

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But she hasn't really been in that many battles...
Also, 258 pounds??? Those must be some heavy weapons ._.

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I don't remember if I had her learn this or not. I think I put it over Focus Energy, but I'm not 100% sure.

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That Attack 👀
Not sure whether her or Rocky will go on the final team, but we'll see.

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Then I actually went back to the Wild Area to do a little grinding and some items.

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An easy Max Raid with Kristin got us some goodies.

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Then I realized I could get a catch in this section now. The Steelix was tempting, but I thought it might be too strong, so I decided to try the grass instead...

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...I wish you'd have come along earlier :c

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Figured burning it would be the safest play.

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And I think I was right :ohdear:

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But it all worked out.

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Also gonna evolve DJ while we're here.

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That is terrifying :ohdear:
Especially since it looks so innocent...granted, I don't think it means to hurt anyone.

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Like I said, I really wish you'd have showed up earlier, because I don't need a third Fighting-type...but you have the good ability, so we'll see.
(Wasn't really sure what to name her, and this was literally a few minutes after fighting Bea, so...yeah.)

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Karen tried to learn this, but like I told Connor when he tried to learn it, I'm not good at predicting, so no thanks.
*offended gasp*
No, you do not get to talk to the manager.

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Then I figured I'd give Serena a shot.

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...that's a promising start!

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This might sound weird, but seeing my 'mons reach 100 HP feels like a significant milestone, especially in a Nuzlocke, and since so many of them are doing so at around the same time.

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Joan isn't letting up with the crits, which is making her a more tempting option, but I still really like Rocky's coverage.

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AAAAAAAAAAA :ohdear:
(Even though Steelix isn't that strong, it is still terrifying-imagine this thing sneaking up on you.)

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Tranquills were the best things I could find to grind on, since they give decent EXP and Doug can KO them easily with Rock Tomb.

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No and no. Slam is arguably one of the worst moves in the game, especially on something with Hustle since its shitty accuracy gets even worse. And Counter is way too situational.

I did another raid battle after that:

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I swear G-Mr. Mime is one of the funniest alt forms. Do you think it's less creepy than the Kanto version or more?

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It was actually pretty intense, although that's a good start. I also appreciated the Clefairy using Follow Me so I don't have to worry about Kristin as much.

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BURN TO THE GROUND~

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*grumble*

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This is a good position, though-even if I don't move first, I break the shield this turn.

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I forgot to mention multi-star raid 'mons also do this every so often. It's more annoying than anything unless your strategy relies on buffing your stats or nerfing the enemy's.

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Again, BURN TO THE GROUND~

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So close...but that gives it a -2 to both defense stats, so it should go down next turn.

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*unimpressed face*

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*even more unimpressed face*

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*even more unimpressed face*

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Not good, but luckily we can still lose three more 'mons as long as none of them are Kristin.

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Unfortunately, that was the end of her Dynamax (I forget what happened the third turn). But since it's still at -2, one Flamethrower should kill anyway.

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Of course, this was targeted at me :ohdear:

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*unimpressed face intensifies*

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And then it finally burned to the ground. Psychic is nice, although I was really hoping for an Ice move-that was the whole reason I took it on 😐

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Why did they decide Machoke/champ needed a black Speedo? Should've given them normal wrestling trunks, it'd look better IMO.

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Back to grinding.

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Yay~

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...what are those?

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Meh, too situational. There's probably some big brain play that uses them, but it's not for me.

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:yay:

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...that's old o_o

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Tempting...

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...but I don't really know what I'd dump. Maybe later?

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More swapping.

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Excadrill is a 'mon I wish I got to use more. It's a shame it's such a bitch to find :c

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A little bit later, I got another surprise...

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I had no idea Salandit evolved at 33-I thought it was a little later.

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But now we have the questionable-looking lizard. I just hope she doesn't try to seduce Connor...although thinking about it, with him basically being the James Bond Pokémon, it might work.
*seductive growl*
Control yourself, young lady.

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For a second, I was wondering "if there are only females, how do they reproduce?" but then I remembered egg groups, so that answered that question.
...when you think about it, Salazzle's literally the reverse harem 'mon :v:

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That could be useful. It's hilarious to me that freaking Heatmor had a signature move for all of one generation.

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Sweet Scent can go away. Also that's an interesting ability-might be fun to play with later.

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I decided that was a reasonable point to stop grinding at and grab my team for the next gym. Karen should be evolving soon, and hopefully Edgar does before Opal as well.

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On the way back, I found out the bargain seller had something that could come in handy, although it's kind of gross...

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It fits Ozzy though.

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Off to the creepy forest.

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Not sure why people love this area so much-I don't really care for it.

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You can interact with these mushrooms for some extra light. Kind of reminds me of Forever Forest from Paper Mario 64, which I did like, so I'm not sure why I don't like this area...

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One thing I do know is that I probably won't be able to make a catch here, since I think everything here is part-Fairy. Not that I'm hurting for catches, but it's too bad there isn't even one available non-Fairy 'mon...

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But at least we can fight trainers.

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I already said that! I just hope they aren't psychedelic shrooms ._.

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One of the chef trainers should've been named Gordon, especially since this is a British-based region 😆

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Wow, he has three 'mons! This might be interesting!
Which is a shame tbh-not sure why the developers are allergic to giving other trainers more than one or two. It works in Legends, but in the modern games it's boring.

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So close...

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Attract is such a WTF move, and this is an even more WTF image-it's literally a blob of cream, how can you be in love with it, Ozzy?
Also, I feel like by now it should be able to work on 'mons of the same gender. It's 2022, being gay or bi is much more common/accepted than it was in 1996. Although that raises the question-what would determine a 'mon's orientation?

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Luckily, Ozzy realized this relationship makes no sense and took it out.

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Then he sent in a teacup 'mon...I feel the British intensifying :V:

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Hng why did it have to hold on with 1 HP...

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This is one of those abilities that seems really situational.

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And this was not the right situation for it.

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Wow, that is a shitty EXP yield.

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This is a perfect matchup for Serena.

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4x Poison weakness ftw~

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Which got Connor a level.

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Unfortunately, in this region, you're probably right :c

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"-good curry if I find any."
Again, I really hope they aren't psychedelic mushrooms :ohdear:

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Ugh Impidimp is a gross design. Its evos are fine, but it looks like a naked monkey, which is kind of ew.

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Circling around to the item...

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Ooh, that could be useful. You never know when that lower accuracy might save a 'mon.

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Now to the right.

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Those could also be handy.

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So could that, if I get any HP-draining moves. Does it work on Drain Punch?
*checks*
Oh, it does. Might give it to Rocky later.

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No, I don't want Bede's Pokémon.

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I'll take the level though.

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Meh. Another one of those overly situational moves.

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But those are nice.

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Finally another trainer, and we already know that!

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I still wonder why Indeedee isn't a Galarian form of Audino, or an evolution of it.

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Wrong move to use on Karen, it's just gonna make her mad.

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*screeching*
See?

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And that's gonna escalate it further...

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Ow.

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*louder screeching*
I'm glad I'm not on the receiving end of that 😐

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How much longer until she evolves? I don't know for sure because I've never used one and Jupiter is a cheating hacker 😒
*holds up one finger*
Oh, okay. Although did you have to steal my phone again?
*holds up hands, with no phone in sight*
...*checks pocket, finds phone*
Huh.

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NO NO NO! We aren't learning any suicide moves!

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I decided to let Doug fight the second one.

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Disarming Voice didn't do much, and he nearly one-shotted it.

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But then the battle got really annoying. This was a Confusion/Psybeam, which did a little more damage, but not too bad.

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The problem is, Doug got confused, and of course hit himself.

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Luckily after a couple turns, he pulled through and took it out.

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I do know Edgar evolves in one level.

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You don't look very sad...

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Yes, yes.

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Since Connor and Edgar are already almost at the next gym level (38), I decided to swap them out for a bit, especially since Drake and Clair need so much exp to evolve.

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See, a much better design than Impidimp.

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It's also too high level to fight.

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Finally managed to cap the hidden item sparkle.

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The heck is that?

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...oh, another one of those situational items. No thanks.

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That on the other hand, is much more useful!

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Double battle~
Also that is extremely corny.

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I would hope they can.

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"Daring Couple"? What's daring about them? 🤔

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Interesting choices. I have to ask why you didn't evolve the Kirlia though.

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That is a hilarious image. The Ralts line are not 'mons I can see being rockers (maybe Gallade?)

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One of these 'mons is not like the others~

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*barfs on them*
Ew. What the heck were you guys doing that made him sick? Or was he just rocking too hard?

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It did good damage for being split between two 'mons though.

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The Ninetales didn't do nearly as well, because it's not Kristin.

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And then Karen took out the Kirlia, freeing Ozzy to hit the Ninetales with this next turn.

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Lucky!

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It wasn't super necessary though, but the crit might have been, so well done.

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So close...

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Good luck with that.

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I guess if it helps?

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You're making me want to ride one, but I don't know if I'll ever get the chance :c

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Everyone is amazing in their own way, unless you did something terrible.

So I thought there weren't any possible catches in here, but...

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It turns out the teacup 'mon is a rare find here, and it's pure-Ghost, so it's legal per my rules.

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Annoying thing.

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Hopefully this doesn't take it out...

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...that was close :sweatdrop:

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But we got it in the end.

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Which got Karen (and Doug) just enough exp to level.

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:yay:
I just hope the screeching doesn't intensify further...

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Ew, gross x_x

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Oh, nice!

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I shouldn't need Thief anymore, but we can always put it back on later. Also, insert flaming farts joke.

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I swear this is the most British Pokémon imaginable 😆
Also, is it the teacup or the tea itself? 🤨

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I might throw it on later, but not right now. I didn't check which form it is, not that it really matters.
(I was really struggling for a name...if you stretch I guess we'll say it's a reference to the actress? 🤷‍♂️)

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And that's the exit. We'll check out Ballonlea next time.

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(pretend Connor and Edgar are in place of Drake and Clair)

Next time, we explore Ballonlea and begin the fifth gym. The pacing in these games is so weird...
Question of the update: what Galar 'mon do you most want to use that you haven't had the chance to use and why?
 

ABAP

Itinerant Runner
Pokédex No.
2101
Caught
Jun 8, 2020
Messages
6
Nature
Rash
Pronouns
He/Him
Pokémon Type
  1. Bug
  2. Psychic
WOW. Funny how it works with almost everyone evolving at the same time. Always a fuzzy feeling when your team grows like that.

And nice job mopping up Bea, though your team seemed especially suited to the task. As for the question:

Stonejourner or Grapploct. Stonejourner because something about its design really clicks for me even if it’s kind of Goofy and doesn’t seem super interesting movepoolwise. Haven’t used it because I have Shield. Grapploct because I’m kicking myself over it. I didn’t use one on my first Sw/Sh run, and on my recent Galar Only Nuzlocke I forgot it was a Galar mon and skipped it. I swear it seems like it should be Alola. So yeah, I want to give that thing a spin.
 

ActiveTransport

Fiery Torch
Team Omega
Pokédex No.
3654
Caught
Feb 5, 2021
Messages
374
Location
A Land of Exquisite Sunsets
Nature
Hardy
Pronouns
He/Him
Pokémon Type
  1. Fire
  2. Psychic
Pokédex Entry
Hobbies: running, reading, singing, playing Pokémon (especially competitive battling), and practicing my Catholic faith!
Claydol, the Clay Doll Pokémon. You don't say.

I must have missed something, or else forgotten it. Are you not allowed to use Fairy-type Pokémon?
 

RubyClaw

Challenge Seeker, Completionist and Rule Designer
🌱Featurer
Writer
Screenshotter
Team Omega
Pokédex No.
22
Caught
Jun 9, 2019
Messages
2,678
Location
Kanto Route 1, 1% encounter rate (Israel)
Nature
Calm
Pronouns
He/Him
Pokémon Type
  1. Fire
  2. Psychic
I know some folks don't like Mr. Mime but I'm totally ok with it. Galarian Mr. Mime however... really gives me the creeps.

Interesting question, let me check the pokedex... I'd say Copperajah. Pure Steel is a really cool (and powerful) type, and I love its design.
 

Mr Spaz

I caught the big– OH SHIT
Team Omega
Pokédex No.
399
Caught
Jul 6, 2019
Messages
439
Location
Under your bed. I found $50
Nature
Modest
Pronouns
He/Him/It
Pokémon Type
  1. Electric
  2. Dark
  3. Flying
  4. Psychic
QOTU: I have Nuzlocked SWSH so many times that I think the only fully evolved Galar mons I haven't used are Sandaconda, Mr Rime, Cursola, and Eiscue
 
OP
Skarmizard

Skarmizard

Metal dragon bird/Smash ‘locker
Writer
Screenshotter
Pokédex No.
1002
Caught
Nov 12, 2019
Messages
2,798
Location
Texas
Nature
Quiet
Pronouns
he/him
Pokémon Type
  1. Dark
  2. Dragon
  3. Steel
Pokédex Entry
This Skarmory/Charizard fusion is very rare and tends to be quiet and shy until befriended. Also writes and is a huge fan of Smash Bros.
Today we explore Ballonlea and begin the fifth gym.
@ABAP: Welcome to the run!
Yeah, having multiple evolutions close together is pretty heartwarming. I once had three 'mons evolve after one battle and it was amazing 🥺
Bea had no shot, although I probably should've just led with Edgar instead of Drake...but at least he tried?
Stonjourner is hilarious-the fact that they made a freaking Stonehenge 'mon is incredible. I kind of want to give it a try eventually just because it's so absurd.
And I can see Grapploct getting mistaken for Alolan instead of Galarian-it feels like it'd fit there way more.

@ActiveTransport: I didn't even see that until you mentioned it...talk about department of redundancy 😆
It's a personal preference thing-I just utterly despise the type and don't want anything to do with it, so I forbid them from being caught or used. Playing XY without it was actually fun since they kept trying to shove it in your face. Tbh if I knew anything about hacking I'd consider hacking XY to remove the type...

@RubyClaw: They're both equally creepy tbh...let's just banish the mimes completely 🚫
Copperajah is great-I had one in Shield and he was really solid. He also had Sheer Force making him even stronger, although they are quite slow.
(Also happy birthday!)

@Mr Spaz: Jeez that's a lot of lockes o_o
I can see Cursola and Eiscue being looked over though since I don't even know where you can find them...
Question: the Galar 'mons highest on my want-to-use list are the Dragapult line and Duraludon. I love both lines' designs as well as Drakloak's/Dragapult's character trait of carrying Dreepys on their heads, and Duraludon has debatably my favorite typing and is just cool AF (it's a living skyscraper!). I wish they weren't both super rare late-game 'mons...
Let's get through this section of the game ASAP.

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I still can't figure out exactly what I don't like about this area-it's aesthetically lovely, but something just rubs me the wrong way...

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Maybe it's because it has a Fairy gym?
...yeah, that's probably it. I was never a big fan of Laverre City for the same reason :v:

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I'm watching you *shifty eyes*.

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...why are you on the roof? Should I get someone to get them down?

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Maybe this is why I don't like this section. I really don't like the idea of mischievous spirits/fairies/w/e luring people away from their homes/lives.

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Case in point :ohdear:

Completely off topic, but does Joan have any interesting move options since she evolved?

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That is very tempting-I think I'll put it on her later.

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Have the real teamshot from last update :v:

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This is a badass squad, especially once Edgar evolves.

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Fortree did it first 😤

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Nice of you, but...that's all you say? ._.

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*snort*
You might be more interesting than she is.
*points at the boy*
What is it?
*holds up the old letter*
Oh, you think he's the one we're supposed to give it to?
*shrugs*
It's worth a shot.

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...what. Why is your grandpa getting a letter from a young girl? 🤨
Something's not right here...

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😆

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O_O
*backs away slowly*

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*backs away faster*

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...I'll give you 10 before I run.

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...okay?

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...I think you've been around the mushrooms a little too long.

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Okay, the fact that you know it's ridiculous is kind of reassuring, but I still have many questions.

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:psyduck:
Luckily the game gives you the perfect response.

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You remind me of Burgh. Do you two get together and do illicit substances?

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I think I'll pass...mainly because you weird me out, but also because I have no idea what you want from me, since I read apparently the Fire uniform-which seems like the obvious answer-isn't it. Not sure what he does want or what you get from it (let me know in the comments!)

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I read it's been like 70 years. You'd think she'd be tired of it by now.

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Cool, we can watch a movie or play before the battle.

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...do I want to know?

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I'm really hoping you're talking to your imaginary friend instead of a ghost :ohdear:
(Speaking of, wtf was up with the ghost in Lumiose?)

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I have many questions.

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Yes, but why is it from a young girl?

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Start talking.

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Sounds reasonable, but why was she still a young girl?

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...oh. Oh fuck, don't tell me she died :ohdear:

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Not to be rude, but why did that cause a fight?

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...so that was her ghost who gave us the letter. No wonder you looked so freaked out, Connor...

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Um...should I tell him?
*nods*
I don't know if it's my place to tell him though.

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🤐
*rolls eyes*
You tell him then.

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Oh, that's really not necessary.

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A solid gift though.

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Unfortunately no ☹️

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Definitely true wrt my family though. As well as this team...that line hits different in a Nuzlocke, especially since you never know when a 'mon will go down...
Seeing this shot as I'm writing this makes it hit harder since
I'm about to fight Raihan in-game, and...I just can't shake the feeling someone's not gonna make it :ohdear:

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I feel like I probably should sell these ASAP.

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Shiny?

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Stop making Karen noises at me.
*screeching*
Oh no, a duel of the Karens o_o
*pulls out some popcorn*

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I suppose so, why?

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Oh, nice-there's the other gym's TM. Not sure which is better though.

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I feel like that's obvious, especially now that we're older and smarter.
How many of us loaded up 'mons with 4 moves of their type when we were little? Bless our hearts 😔

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Not really?

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True-most of them look cooler when they evolve.
*smug chuckle*
Big head.
*sad chirp*
It's okay, Edgar-you should evolve in the gym. And even then, Corvisquire is already a good design.

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I have a guess, but I'll humor you and battle since I'm pretty sure you give a good item.

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I bet I know why you haven't evolved it.

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Although why are you only level 30? 35 would make more sense for this point...

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Bite didn't even do half...yeah, it's got an Eviolite.

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And then it buffed its defense even higher.

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Try fire? It usually works.

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Actually not bad.

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Oh, an attack 😲

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Not bad considering Dottler isn't that strong.

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But that's that.

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You're lucky I didn't have Rock moves.

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Not really, but I know why it wasn't an OHKO.

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Yep. Will probably give this to Drake when I rotate him back in.
...evil idea, but imagine an Attack-oriented version of Eviolite. Scyther would be incredibly terrifying...

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You're not a Noctowl 🤔

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Meh.

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More money~

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Looks like it's already gym time.

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I have three counters, and Edgar will make four if he evolves in the gym. Connor is super strong, and Doug is a solid wall. Not worried at all.

Inside, we're greeted by a familiar face:

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Hello, Marnie.

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Yes you should :v:

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Does he want to battle?

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He shouldn't be, I don't have any of my Ground or Fighting-types.

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👀

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What's wrong with that?

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Your tsundere is showing~

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*tsundere intensifies*

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I wonder how many are left? Kind of wish this was discussed more.

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I wish we battled here, but thank goodness it wasn't Hop again.

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What's today's freebie?

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*gag*

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Meh, not gonna use that. Also where's the same-sex equivalent?

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Okay?

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:shy:

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What's wrong with quizzes? As long as they aren't impossibly hard...

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I don't, but my Pokémon do.

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Unfortunately :c

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Giving Ozzy a quick upgrade first.

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I suppose so.

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Yeah, yeah 🙄

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Should I be concerned? That sounds ominous...

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...are you hitting on me? o_o

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Cotton candy transition :V:

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...into the backstage? Is Opal gonna try to eat me? :ohdear:

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Well, pink's my least favorite color, so naturally I'm gonna pass.

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Understandable.

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Oh, um...unless I can change the typing, I'm not really interested.

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Oh, a quiz show? Do I get a million dollars if I win? And do I get lifelines? Connor's my phone-a-friend :v:

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Not as interesting as winning money, but this is admittedly a unique gimmick.

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Ew.

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I will, but only for the badge.

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She just said that.

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I already know I'm not, so can we just skip to the battle?

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I guess not...

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I'll take the exp though.

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Go crazy, Karen.

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I'm a little disturbed by her attack animation...I get that it's supposed to come out of her tail, but since her tail folds over onto her head, it looks really weird.

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Oh hell no. I will go Karen mode myself 😠

That does bring the first question though:

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...talk about a gimme :v:

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Although that's probably intentional. I went with Poison over Steel since I have a Poison-type out.

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The boosts are cool though. I just hope she doesn't hit herself at +1, but I hate to switch and lose the boost immediately...

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Good girl.

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Slurpuff is such a weird design...it's like a cupcake mixed with a dog? :psyduck:

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Unfortunately luck wasn't on my side this turn, but luckily she didn't take much damage.

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Eww.

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Hopefully my luck is better this turn.

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Yay~

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*confusion intensifies*
Why would you use that on a Poison-type???

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Dumb. And my luck held and she took it out this turn.

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Why is your defeat animation the stereotypical "dramatic faint"? That's funny.

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That's nice, I guess?

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What an odd thing to say 🤔

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Second verse, same as the first.

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...actually, the second verse was better :v:

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* :psyduck: intensifies*
Are you people crazy?

Anyway, question time.

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...oh, you were trying to trick me! Sneaky woman...luckily I remember it was Annette.

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Who would name their kid "Annetta" anyway?

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She outspeeds already, but okay.

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And then she melted it.

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Nice.

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EW EW EW EW! 😱
I hate Aromatisse's design so much-why is it revealing a leg? They could have done such a cool plague doctor design instead...
Also, she's literally the inverse of the first trainer.

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...it outsped me at +1?

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Too bad for her, I had a feeling I wouldn't oneshot it, so I gave her a Lemonade first.

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And I was right.

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😡
I'm about to lose it!

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NEVER make that face again.

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Yay~

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Idiot.

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I got unlucky ☹️

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EWWWW!

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Hnng I feel like I need to heal again.

What happened next was a tedious cycle: I used another Lemonade (putting Karen at 99), then it used Echoed Voice (81), then Karen hit herself (64), and it used Draining Kiss again.

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Which got us here. So I healed again...

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...and it sealed its fate by switching moves again.

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Good fucking riddance.

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She earned that level.

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...you people are weird. I want out of here ASAP.

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I guess?

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Trust me, I don't.

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I feel like Morgrem should be pure-Dark.

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This was a turn 1 switch since I needed Edgar in this fight to get enough exp to evolve. Which worked out since it made this pointless.

Question:

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...what??? :psyduck:
1) what is the relevance?
2) How the fuck am I supposed to know?
Although omelets are way more of a breakfast food than curry, so...?

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Good, she's not completely crazy.

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That'll help him stay in for the exp. Drill Peck nearly took it out, but...

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Stop it! 😖

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Although at least it didn't confuse me.

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Out!

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That's good, but I really need Edgar to get the level...

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I will happily take that though!

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Nuzzle has outlived its usefulness.

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Why am I not surprised that someone in here has a Gardevoir?

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Nice damage, and...since when does it learn that?

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Completely irrelevant to Edgar.

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One more should do it.

It did, but...is it enough for him to level?

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Ohhh yes~

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Also nice.

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Could be useful.

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Dumping Swift for now.

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I guess?

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:yay:

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I'm not surprised, considering it's a 7 foot tall metal raven. Just listen to its cry:

I still stan Skarmory, but both are great. Still debating doing a duorun...

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See, now he learns it.

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I guess? Takes too much setup to be useful.

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That raises the question-what was the mission before?

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Then we exit stage right.

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Such a beast now~

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I still want to know what the previous mission was.

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Nope.

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I'm ready, but I actually want to do one thing first.

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...two things first. Actually three-rearrange my team also.

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What's this?

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👀

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So she's been looking for a replacement for a while then. I have to agree that I can't see Leon fitting here.

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I wonder what made Sonia lose her confidence? Also I wonder what her team was when she did the challenge?

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Decided Serena needed an upgrade as well. I'll probably put Nasty Plot back on later.

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She can apparently learn Leech Life as well, which is both cool and...kind of disturbing :ohdear:
*eyes Connor seductively*
*pretends not to notice, but hides a smirk*
...Edgar, you wanna separate them?
*shrieks excitedly, then flies between them*
*pouts*
You two can do whatever after the battle.

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Now we're ready.

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I'll do that...next time.


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Next time, we take on Opal for the fifth badge and arguably the funniest moment of the game happens.
Question of the update: of the 8 types who don't have a gym in SwSh (Normal, Bug, Psychic, Poison, Steel, Electric, Ground, Flying), would you swap any of the existing gyms for one of them?
 

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That guy who wants to be a Pokemon gives you the TM for Acrobatics. I think you need the Fire-type Jacket for him.

You get an interaction with Best Girl Marnie and Ball Guy immediately asks if love is in the air. The game itself ships you two.

Lastly, I wonder if Bede kept the same challenge for that Gym
 

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Best of luck on the next battle! Corviknight is one of my favorite Gen 8 pokemon, such a majestic yet badass beast.

Umm, nah I wouldn't change anything as I think they did a pretty good job with most of the gym leaders in this game (unlike the story part, the gyms and gym leaders actually feel like they were well thought of and not rushed). I would love seeing a Steel gym leader, or a late game Electric one, in future games.
 

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Whoa, a Choice Scarf? That's not a bad reward at all. When you were talking to Frank, though, I think you accidentally duplicated one of the screenshots and we missed a line of dialogue! Something about a fight.

Okay, why the heck are there Chinchou all over the place in Ballonlea? How did they even get on top of buildings and mushrooms in the first place, and how are they not dead? Don't they live at the bottom of the ocean?

I hate the Fairy-type as much as you do haha, and I find Ballonlea really off-putting as well, but I think it's mainly because of how ludicrous I find the environment. Mushrooms bigger than houses which bioluminesce in colors like magenta and lime are not going to do it for me. I actually really, really love Laverre City, though. For one, the music (like almost all of Kalos) is fantastic. For another, given that it's right next to a haunted swamp, it's raining most of the time, and all the vegetation looks half-dead, I think they did a great job capturing the reclusive, ominous, don't-mess-with-us-or-you'll-regret-it side of the Fairy-type. Like something out of European folklore, which they utterly failed to capture in any of the actual Fairy-type Pokemon. I'm not opposed to the type on principle and I think it could have been really cool, but they took it in such a condescending, nauseating direction. Screw dragons, here's a Pokemon made of cotton candy. And one made of whipping cream. And one made of dough. This is what the fans want, yes.

Didn't mean for that to turn into an essay lol
 

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