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Old 12-09-2019, 07:34 PM   #51
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Join Date: Dec 2001
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I get some healing here at the PC and then buy 10 Revives.

It seems to be a Team Yell enclave.

Hello Marnie!


The 7th Gym awaits

I’m not sure It’s the gym challenge, as I haven’t entered a stadium, but I change into my outfit as I walk down the street.


Team Yell Grunt #1 – Parliament vs Linoone. Drill Peck? Hits first, Fury Swipes back. Again. KO. 3360 for winning


Croakers levels. I teach him a powerful normal move called Boomburst. But, do I want to lose Nuzzle’s paralysis for it? I have the deadly poison, which is better when I want to win, not catch a Pokemon. Right now he has Toxic, Overdrive, Poison Jab and Nuzzle. He also loses STAB, but this is a 140 power attack that would be boosted with his sonic boosting ability. Let’s pull Nuzzle. If I miss it in my party, I can give it back at any Pokemon Center. Or I can try and give a TM that will do that for another Pokemon.


Team Yell Grunt #2 – Parliament vs Thievul. Drill again. Foul Play back. Again! KO. Peepers levels. 3360 in cash.



Team Yell Grunt #3 – Peepers vs Scrafty – Spirit Break. One hit KO. 3360 more of that sweet sweet cash.


Team Yell Grunt #4 – Peepers vs Weavile – Spirit Break. It uses an Icy Wind first. Then I smasherate it into tiny little dark ice pieces. Fearcoon rises. 3340 more cash for the machines


Team Yell Grunt #5 & 6 – Peepers and Croakers vs Liepard and Drapion – Slash on Peepers, and Bite on him too. Overdrive drops Liepard. Spirit break does the same for Drapion. Nice! 7568 for the duo defeat.


I heal Peepers. He clearly is to be my sweeper for the upcoming Gym Battle. Hello Marnie! Unlike Sonia, she spits some plot my way this time.


There is no stadium or anything else here. No dynamxing. Just raw fighting old school way.


Gym Leader #7 – Piers, Dark


Battle #1 – Peepers vs Scrafty – Spirit break! It uses Fake Out and forces a flinch. Again! One hit. DOWN!!!!

Levels for Peeps and Parl.

Battle #2 – Peepers vs Obstagoon. Spirit Break again! It uses Obstruct, it’s protect. Again! It connects but leaves a lot. He Kos Obstagoon, who had been wounded. Punch Monkey, do it. Drum! Hit and he smashes me with Throat Chop. Again! Throat Chop back. Once More? He blocks with Obstruct. Again? KO. Down and out.


Levels for Punch and Croakers.

Battle #3 – I send out Fearcoon for the dark/psychic Malamar. Night Slash! Normal attack. Same attack back, not very effective. Again! Nice, and same attack back. Once more! Taken down


Battle #4 – Fearcoon vs Skuntank – Obstruct. Counter. Sucker Punch first on me. Counter resolves. Again. Toxic on me. Headbutt. I take a Sucker punch first. KO!


Victory! 14720. I enjoyed how I used a Dark Pokémon in each battle


Got the Dark Badge. Marnie is apparently his sister. She challenges him to a battle and I head out.


I get TM 85 Snarl.
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Old 12-09-2019, 09:20 PM   #52
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Plot arrives and tells me to swing by route 9.


Leon arrives! He tells me to focus on the goal, the explosion thing is covered by him.

In the P.C. after I Heal, I can now buy Max Pots.I buy 15 and another 20 Ultras.




I capture a Bergmite,


Trainer #1 & 2 – Andrea and Owen – Craockers and Rockzilla vs Maactus and Toxitricity. Poison Jab kos’ the plant. Toxic on Rock. Incinerate drops it Poison Jab on it. Ancient Power finishes it. We win! 10496 cash


I head back for a quick lill heal.

Here’s let me show you something funny:


Party:


Punch Monkey – Level 49
Parliament – 50
Rockzilla - 50
Fearcoon - 50
Croakers – 50
Peepers – 52



In what iteration of this game is your starter the one at the lowest level?? I found that to be funny, as I’ve never seen that before!


I fly back to Hammerlocke, and the folks here tell me he headed out to route 9 to help Leon. I head there.


Back to Route 9


There’s apparently a wild Dynamx Pokemon here.


Hello Hop!


More plot follows, and now I am told to head to Hammerlocke



I’ll do it the slow way and grab some Pokemon and such here.



I capture a Liepard


Trainer #3 – Caden – Punch Monkey vs Doublade – Drums. Not very effective. Got a minor attack back Again! Iron Head on me. Another, Aerial Ace on me drops me badly. Again. KO. I send out Parliament for Passimian. Drill Peck. Very effective. Again. KO. One more ball left for my foe. And it’s a Polteaguest. Fearcoon heads out. Night slash. One hit ko. Levels by Parl and Punch.


17600 in sweet cash.


I teach the TM Brick Break to Punch for his Uproar. This powerful fight type does use the attack rather than Uproar’s special attack, which he’s better at, is more powerful, and can cover. For example, one of the Pokemon good vs grass is ice, which Fight can be super good at.
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Old 12-09-2019, 10:26 PM   #53
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Hammerlocke!


Hello Leon, Hop, and Sonia!


Plot is pinching me in the face right now. Hello Prof. Magnolia! Who hasn’t been in this game save for a single scene thus far. Weird I know. We (Hop and I) offer to help, and are, again, told to focus on the challenge.

I head into the gym. I move Peepers back in front. Fairy is good vs Dragon just as it was for Dark


Gym Challenge #8


We head to the Vault.


I have to defeat three gym trainers personally trained by Raihan in double battles.


Gym Battle #1 – Peepers and Croakers vs Pelipper and Sliggoo. Spirit Break on Sliggoo for the advantage and Overdrive on the Pelipper. I ko Pelipper. KO for Sliggoo. We win! 4320 in cash


Levels for Peeps and Rocks.

Gym Battle #2 – Peepers and Croakers vs Ninetales and Turtunator – Both Fire. I use Spirit Break on the dragon, and Overdrive. Spirit Break and Overdrive finish their Turtonator. Will o the Wisp misses. Next turn. Sucker Punch goes first and finishes the wounded Ninetales and we finish them both. 4320 more


Level for Croakers


I haven’t even been hit yet.



Gym Battle #3 – Peepers and Croakers vs Abomasnow and Hakenno-o. Overdrive resolves first, but does little damage. Spirit Break kills the dragon/fight Hakemo-o. Hail is put out there. Poison Jab and Sucker Punch. The first hits, and the latter is a super effective move, KO. 4320 more.


Level for Peepers and Fearcoon



We head up the Stadium



Gym Battle #8, Raihan, Dragon


Battle #1 &2 – Peepers and Croakers vs Flygon and Gigalith. Flygon is ground/flying, can’t electrize him. Gigs is rock. Both are big weaknesses for Electr and/or Poison. Spirit Break won’t work as well as neither are Dragon. Instead, play the long game. Toxin and Fake Out on Flygon. Fake Out is first and forces a flinch. Toxic poisons. Gigalith uses Sand Tomb on Croakers that really hurts badly. Should I sucker punch Flygon? If it tries to attack, I go first, but otherwise, it won’t work. Poison Jab and False Surrender on Flygon. I KO Flygon but not before it dropped me badly with a strong super effective attack. Gigalith KO’s Croakers.



I send out Punch. He sent out Sandaconda. I use a potion to heal Peepers. I use Drum Beating on the snake. Super effective. It glares and paralyzes Peepers and a rock attack drops it a bit. False Surrender Kos Sandaconda. Drum hurts their rock. Hit by another rock attack.



Here comes Duraludon. My guess is that this is Dragon, as it’s the last one of him. Fairy and grass. He dynamaxes his guy. It uses max Steelspike – a steal attack. It drops Peepers. I Drum and ko their Gigs. I send out Rockzilla to hurt its steel. I use dynamax on Rock and use a fire attack. Brick Break from Punch. It uses Max Knuckle on my guy.


Max Rockfall rocks me! We finish it with Max Overdrive and Brick Break again! $15,360.

I get the dragon badge, and TM 99 Breaking Swipe. Hop runs in finishing his badge quest and looks to Raihan for a battle.
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Old 12-09-2019, 11:32 PM   #54
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Hello Sonia and Prof!


More exposition follows. The Prof hands off her duties to Sonia, and hands her the lab coat,


I head to the Wild Area I want to grab stuff from the diggers as well as explore with my new bike


I capture a Grappoloct. It’s a level 57 Fighting Pokemon; also a level 60 Absomnasnow and a big, fat Bewear

I find: Focus Sash, Shiny Stone, Dusk Stone, Fire Stone, Thunder Stone, Water Stone, Leaf Stone, Assault Vest, TM73 Cross Poison, Iron Ball, Leaf Stone, Rare Bone, TM75 Low Sweep, Tm95 Air Slash,


Back to Hammerlocke

I heal. Post healing I check in. I buy 20 Dusk Balls, 31 Full Restores.


I spend 5000 watts on Flamethrower, a one shot TR and give it to my Rockzilla and I pull it’s Incinerate.

Party:


Punch Monkey – Level 52
Parliament – 52
Rockzilla - 52
Fearcoon - 52
Croakers – 52
Peepers – 55
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Old 12-10-2019, 12:24 AM   #55
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Route 10


I capture – Vanilluxe,

Trainer #1 – Graham – Rockzilla vs Gardevoir – Tar Shot. It uses Dazzling Gleam. Not effective. Flamethrower. KO. Super effective, win. Tar Shot ain;t bad. It gave me the move next turn with the slow. If I had Flamed twice, I would have been hit twice not once. We win with 10800


Trainers #2 – Douglas – Punch Monkey vs Steelix. Brick Break. Super effective. Curse back. Again. Curse again. Once more? Nope, deep red though. Another attack on me. It faints from the Hail. I leave out Punch for Mudsdale. Drum! Super effective, yadda yadda. Double kick. Again. KO. We win 9000


Trainer #3 – Ronald – Parliament vs Weavile. Steel Wing! One hit. Next? Peepers learns Foul Play. Fearcoon vs Claydol. Night Slash! One hit ko. 3600 in that sweet cash


I capture an Ice Mr. Mime variant. I name him Mimely.

Trainer #4 – Harper – Parliament vs Pelipper – Drill Peck. Water Pulse on me. I’m confused. Another DP please. I hit myself. It Roosts to heal. DP. Connects. Tailwind on me. DP. Roost. DP connects. Roost again. Dp connects. Roost again. I shake confusion, DP. sDP again. Ko. Croakers vs Noctowl. Overdrive. One hit. Done, 4100 cash

I heal up PM

Trainer #5 – Donald – Punch Monkey vs Gigalith. Drum!!! It uses a harden. Again! Down. I leave out for Rhydon. Drum again. One hit later another KO for me. 9200 cash.


Trainer #6 – Glenn – PM vs Darmanitan. I swap out Fearcoon. Big, evolved ice, is not the grass way. NS. Nice. It misses. Headbutt? KO. Good jorb. Parliament vs Falinks. Drill peck! One hit. I stay out for the fighting Grapploct. DP again. One hit again. 18400 for the victory!


Trarainers 7 & 8 – Gillian and Cam – PM and Parliament vs Klinklang and Heliolisk. Drum and DP. I ko Heliolisk before any attacks were made. Shift Gear used. Noivern heads out. It uses Zap Cannon and we miss. A nasty aerial attack almost kills my starters, but my Break Break takes out their Klinklang. I learn Endeavor. They send out Todedamaru. I swap in Fearcoon for my 1 hp PM. DP takes out their flyer. Nuzzle on my Parliament. Night Slash on the foe weakens it. It nuzzles Fear. My bird is paralyzed. Spark on Parl. Both of mine aren’t using their paralysis. I swap Croakers out. It Zing Zaps Fear. I am paralyzed again and miss. It dies the following turn. I nailed 18800 cash.


Hop and I are at Wyndon



Party:


Punch Monkey – Level 55
Parliament – 55
Rockzilla - 55
Fearcoon - 55
Croakers – 54
Peepers – 57
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Old 12-10-2019, 12:53 AM   #56
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I explore the town some and purchase Tm63 Drain Punch. I swap it for Brick Break on my starter Same damage and accuracy, fewer moves, but can heal.


I enter Wyndon Stadium.

I check in for the Semis.


Here we go!


Hello Marnie!


Battle #1 – Parliament vs Liepard. Drill peck. It taunts me. Deep hit. Again! It uses Full Restore. Again! It Snarls at me. DP takes it off the board.


Battle #2 – Peepers vs Morpeko – Spirit Break. It Torments me. One hit


Battle #3 – Parliament vs TOxicraock. Peck that Drill. One hit


Battle #4 – Peepers vs Scrafty – Spirit Break! One hit.

Peepers levels

Battle #5 – Peepers vs Grimmsnarl – (me). Dynamax us both, Max Starfell. I have 7 levels on hers, so I hope I can go first. One hit. I got it.

Level by Croakers


7840 for winning; good job Marnie.
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Old 12-10-2019, 01:08 AM   #57
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Our next match is naturally against Hop.

Battle #1 – Parliament vs Dubwool – Drill Peck. Nice. Cotton Guard against me. Big rise in defense. Dp. Not as much damage. Body Slam but my steel says….nope. I led with Parliament as I don’t have an answer against a normal Pokemon, but I have a problem, steel. And the leftovers that heal me a bit every turn. Another DP. Into the red, and another Cotton Guard. How about one more? KO.


Battle #2 – Fearcoon vs Pinurchin – Headbutt, Works, flinched, no move. Nice! Again! KO. Good job!



Battle #3 – Croakers vs Snorlax – Toxic! Snorlax can be a while. It uses High HP that’s super effective. I swap to Parliament the steel now that I know he has that ground attack. I was going to kill him myself, but ah well. He gets one free shot and it’s High HP that won’t do anything. Drill. Hits. Body Slam for little. Drill. KO.


Parl levels

Battle #4 – Rockzilla vs Corviknight – Flamethrower! It uses Steel Wing, and it burned by contact. Super effective, one hit ko. NICE!


Battle #5 – Punch Monkey vs Intelleon – We both Dynamax, MAX OVERGROWTH!!! It uses Max Hailstorm. Very powerful. I drop it to red. Again!!! Is uses the same spell and badly badmadges me, but finish it off


We have defeated Hop. Again. I doubt for the last time.

Levels for Punch and Peeps.


11760 cash.


Next…. Leon!
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Old 12-10-2019, 01:52 AM   #58
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But for now, more expansion and plot plot plot.


The champion stands us up running for Rose Tower. We join up with Team Yell, Marnie, Gym 7 leader Piers, to head over to Rose Tower.



Trainer #1 – Eric – Parliament vs Meowth – I swap out Rock. Assurance. Flamethrower! KO. Levels by Rocks and Fear. I also Flame kill his Durant, Mawile, Exadrill, Ferroseed, Steelix. 18800 cash.


Team Yell run cover for us as we head to the Tower. The chair’s helper was, in fact, a face-heel-turn


At the Tower:


Trainer #1 – Elijah – Flamethrower on Durant. Iron Head first. KO. 9600out


Trainer #2 & 3 – Mateo and Jane – Rockzilla and Dubwool vs Cufant and Bronzong. I hurt the ZOng,and they hurt the restof us lightly. Again! Dubwoll takes out Bronzong. I fire-kill Cufant. We win 19200 cash


Levels by Croaker.

Trainer #4 & 5 – Mateo and Jane – Mawhile and Klang. Body Slam by Dub and I remove Maw from the battlefield. Level by Roc. It uses gear shift and badly wounds Dubwoll. My flame finishes it

19200 more

Trainer #6 & 7 – Justin and Adelyn – Steelix and Stunfisk. We flame kill the Steelix first. Stunfisk uses Bounce. It bounces back down on the next turn and badly wounds Wooloo. Flame? KO. Parl levels and another 19200 for us.


Hello Oleana. She attacks me in order to not disturb the chair.


Rockzilla vs Froslass. Flame., It uses double team. Hit. Ko. Punch Monkey vs Milotic. Drum!!! Deep into red. It uses aqua ring to heal itself each turn. Another Drum! KO. Salazzle heads out. Rockzilla heads out. Smack Down. It uses Dragon Pulse. Deep into the red. I order another. It uses poison gas and poisons me. KO. I swap it out for Parl for Tsareena. Drill Peck te grasss lady. She uses Trop Kick. Once more! Down. I leave it out for the poison Garbador. We both dyna. Max Steelspike! It uses Max Rockfall back. Maz Air. It hits fit. Then my Airstream heads out and drops it to almost dead. Again! Another Rockfall. Another KO. 14560 cash

Levels by Peeps, Punch, Fear,


I come to the chair and Leon deep in conversation

Lots of plot, plot, plot.


Too much TALKING!


We leave.

Dinner together


Sleep
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Old 12-10-2019, 02:19 AM   #59
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Wyndon Stadium:


I have to defeat the gym leaders again to win the right to face the Champion


Alright, let’s do it to it!


Bede enters the stadium. I challenged for one final battle. I accept the challenge.


Bede:

Rockzilla vs Mawhile. Flame. Thrower. One hit. Fearcoon heads out. Night Slash this Gardevoir. Dazzling Gleam crits and almost finishes me. Obstruct. Block the gleam. Headbutt. KO. Peepers vs Rapidash. Fake Out, first turn. Foul Paly. Dazzling Gleam on me, and then ko. Dyna and dark kill her Matterene. I resolve first. Big smash. Then it uses GMAX Smite. KO on Peepers. I send out Punch. Drum Beating. KO. 16960



Levels by Rock, Croak, Parl


Bede is going to be the new fairy gym leader.

Locker room.


I begin vs Nessa, the water gym leader:

Rockzilla vs Golisopod. Flame. About half and burned. It leaps back with it’s swap ability. I am now facing a Barraskwda. I swap into Punch. Fire/Rock is not good here. I take a liquidation hit. Ice Fang to me, Grass Knot. Fainted. I Drum beat a Seaking in one hit. Goliscopod hits me hard with a bug attack. I ko him. I swap to Croakers. Overdrive. Ko a Pelipper. Back to punch for Drednaw. Dyna. Both. I use Max Overgrowth. With my speed and his double weakness to grass, I hope to win this wounded. Good guess, we win. 16960 cash


Levels by Peeps, Punch, fear.

The results of the tourney:

Allister defeated Melony, Piers over Kabu, and Raihan over Milo

I have Allister’s ghosts next. I move Peepers to the front. I have multiple anti-Ghost darks.
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Old 12-10-2019, 02:47 AM   #60
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Allister:



Peepers vs Dusknoir. Foul Play. Big hit. It uses Rock Tomb. Again! Disable from it. Sucker punch instead. Got it. I swap in Fear for Chandelure. Night Slash. One hit. I leave him in for Polteagust. Again? One hit ko. Again for Cursola. Again the one hit. I leave him in for Gengar. We both Dyna. Max Darkness! I go first, one hit KO. Great job! I get 8640


Levels by Rocks, Croak, Peeps,



Raihan beats Piers




Raihan:


I don’t think we’ll have double battles here, I put Peepers up front.

Peepers vs Torkoal. Fake Out. Flinched. Foul Play. About half. Solar Beam comes. Pretty weak. He’ll be forced not do do anything for a full round. Another Foul. One more. My foe uses a Full Restore. Another Solar Beam. Keep it up. He yawns me. I swap for Rockzilla. Smack down, ko. I stay out for Flygon. Smack down again. He knows Earthquake and Kos me. Parliament heads out,. Drill Peck. Sandstorm uses on me. Hit solid, again. Bite used on me. I connect again. A bite again, crit, and then I finish him. Peepers for Turtonator. Fairy Spirit Break. Big hit, does around 50%. I take a modest hit back. Again! KO. I remain out for Goodra. Full Restore on me. He does a Thunder. Spirit Break. He uses rainstorm. I ko him. I keep my guy out for Durdeloon. We both max, and I try and Max Starfall. He uses Max Steelspike, super effective and mine is just okay, Again. He kos me. I send in PArl for the final attack. It kos me two turns ater. Go Fear. I use a full root to revive Peepers. He oe hits me. Out Peepers! Fake Out for a Flinch, then Spirit Break. I took Iron head. Both red. I use Sucker Punch. If he is attacking, I go first. Done, ko. 17600 cash comes our way




Levels by Fear, Punch, Parl, Peepers,



Levels by Peeps, Punch, fear.

The results of the tourney:

Allister defeated Melony, Piers over Kabu, and Raihan over Milo

I have Allister’s ghosts next. I move Peepers to the front. I have multiple anti-Ghost darks.
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Levels by Fear, Punch, Parl, Peepers,


FINAl!!!


Battle #1 – Parliament vs . I don’t know what he’ll start off with, but this feels appropriate.

And then that idiot Rose interrupted us again.



I don’t want to go back to the Weald! We run into Sonia, plot, plot plot
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Old 12-10-2019, 11:03 PM   #62
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The Weald. With Hop


I run into a Pokemon called an Orbeetle. It’s a level 45, not something from the early game part. 3 Ultras later, I’ve snagged it. It’s Bug/psy.




Hello “Shells.”


There’s also the poison/fairy variant of Weezing out here. But I ko it accidentally. I try to summon another and do. Can I bring it in? Yup!


I also catch a Whiscash and Munna.


I find TM85 Phantom Force


Hello Hop!

Here they are.

They flee and we push forward into a old grove. I grab the Rusted Shield on the ground. Hop grabs the Rusted sword. No Pokes slip out, so fly back to Hammerlocke.


Hammerlocke

I swing by a PC. I heal, purchase 20 Ultras, and Dusks.


Hello Raihan!

He tells me of a great power here in the stadium that was unearthed. Hop and I head in to help Leon.

Oleana, Rose’s assatnnt is here and tells me that Rose went off the deep end a bit and awakened an ancient Pokemon called an Eternatus which causes the giant Pokemon phenomena.


I use the lift. We are in the power plant. Hello Hop, Leon, and Rose.


Plotting. But battle now!



Rose.


Battle #1 – Rockzilla vs Escavlier – Flamethrower! I got first, and…….one hit ko.

Levels for Rock, Parl, Croak

Battle #2 – Rockzilla vs Ferrothron. Another Thrower of Flame! Goes first and….. one hit KO. Grass/steel are both weak the the flaming fires of true. And Rockzilla.


Battle #3 – Rockzilla vs Klinklang – Another Flame Thrower!!! It uses Wild Charge, take some damage but my rock self isn’t amused. I ko it.



Levels by Peepers and Fear.


Battle #4 – Rockzilla vs Perrserker – Clean with flaming power of truth! I go first and ko.

Level by Punch


Battle #5 – Rockzilla vs Copperajah – We both dynamax and I use my Max Flare. I go first. BOOM! It drops to yellow. It uses a GMax Steelsurge back and is mildly amusing. I’m still green. AGAIN! LET”S FINISH THIS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Max Flare removes this insect from our presence.


I notched 22800. Remember I don’t have any move boosting items on rock, he carries the Amulet coin instead. That was all natural baby
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Old 12-10-2019, 11:25 PM   #63
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He needs the Champion to catch Eternatus to end this issue plaguing the region. I can head up to see what’s what.


He tries t capture it but it breaks the PokeBall in half. We step in front to protect the Champion.


I moved my normal “I have no idea” person in front Parliament with steel is pretty good. What is this?

My best guess based on how it looks is Dragon/Ghost. Let’s try Drill peck. It’s dynamxes and cannons me. A little damage was dealt. And the leftovers I have help too. Again. It ues Flamethrower and that’s savage, and burns me. Another Drill Peck connects. I use Full Restore. Is uses another Flame. No burn this time. I may have more Pots than it has moves, but let’s not play that game yet. DP again. Flame, KO.


Next? Peepers. Spirit Break. It uses Cross Poison, super effective vs my Fairy. I drop it to yellow. Sucker Punch, it attacks, so I go first and I accidentally KO it.


Now we face a claw of the guy, and Hop joins me and my stuff . Drill Peck. We can’t use any moves. We use our sword and shield against him. The two wolves appear and join the battle. They merge with the weapons and move out.

Drill Peck! We use Light Screen,And it uses Max Flare, and my flyer of the steel is hurt to yellow. We can use moves. I use X Defense and see if it works. Our allies use some Behemoth moves. Max Flare, but on another target. Drill. Peck. He kos Parliament. I send out Peepers. Fake out. Forces a flinch, and that should open him to my foes.


I try a heavy ball and……


GOT IT!
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Old 12-11-2019, 12:03 AM   #64
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(I was poison/dragon, not ghost, fyi)



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Champion Battle Time


Going into the Final Battle:



Party:


Punch Monkey – Level 60
Parliament – 61
Rockzilla - 61
Fearcoon - 61
Croakers – 61
Peepers – 64


Ready?


Battle #1 – Parliament vs Aegislash. I wanted to lead with a normal Pokemon. Our foe is ghost/steel. I have no ways in. But steel against rock and Rockzilla is rough. Got it. I use X Attack. He misses with King’s Shield. Drill Peck goes first, does around 1 40th damage. Shadow Ball back, takes around half of my health, then leftovers helps. X Defend. Another Shadow Ball. I’m red. I use May Potion to restore my hp. Sacred Sword used, crit on me. Drill again. It protects from my attack and drops my attack. Again! Drill Peck connects. Shadow Ball again. Another Max. Another Ball. I use Drill Peck. Deep into red. Sacred Sword drops me to yellow. Another! He uses Full Restore. I hit. Another pit, another Ball. DP. Another protect, another DP. Shadow Ball. Max pot. Sword. Alright another Drill Peck! Another Shadow Ball. Another Drill Peck!! Finishe,d Ko.

I am very red.



Battle #2 – Rockzilla vs Cinderace – Fire is the wrong one to leave out Parl against. Smack down. Acrobatics does little against my rock. Again! Another acro, and another Down of the Smack drops him to red. Again. He uses Pyro Ball. Barely touches me. KO.


Battle #3 – Peepers vs Haxorus, a Dragon – Fake Out. Flinch, good. Spirit Break. It uses the super effective Iron Tail, drops me to red. And for me….KO.


Level for Peeps


Battle #4 – Punch Monkey vs Seisitoad – Grass should do quick work of ground/water. DRUM POUND! I go first and it’s over in one hit.


Level for Punch and Croakers

Battle #5 – Fearcoon vs Dragapult, a ghost/dragon evolution. Night Slash! It uses Dragon Breath. Paralyzes me. One hit ko my friends.

Level for Rock and Fear


Ready for that Charizard.


I have two ways to fight it. Fire, or Flying


Battle #6 – Rockzilla vs Charizard. We both Dynamax and I use Max Rockfall. Fire vs fire in the final matchup! Gotta love the synergy. He uses Max rockfall me, solid damage. Mine on him? To red. Again! He drops me ot red. And….we finish this


We win! 31,200 on cash.


Good job team! I didnt lose anyone.

Parl level, btw



My winning team, in order from when they joined my team


1. Rillaboom, “Punch Monkey” level 61, holding Luck Incense, knows Drain Punch, Grass Knot, Drum Beat and Overgrowth. Starter
2. Corviknight, “Parliament”, level 62, holding Leftovers, knows Steel Wing, Drill Peck, Brave Bird, and Hone Claws. Joined me on route 1.
3. Obstagoon, “Fearcoon,” level 62, holding Shed Bell, knows Night Slash, Headbutt, Obstruct, and Double-edge. Joined me on route 2.
4. Coalossal, “Rockzilla,” level 62, holding Charcoal, knows Ancient Power, Tar Shot, Flamethrower, Smack Down. Joined me on route 3
5. Toxtricity, “Croakers,” level 62, holding Magnet. Knows Toxic, Poison Jab, Overdrive, and Boomburst. Joined me on route 5.
6. Grimmsnarl, “Peepers,” level 65, holding Fairy Plate. Knows Spirit Break, Sucker Punch, Fake Out, and Foul Play. Traded in link trade for level 30 at Stowe-on-Side.

And there you are! No legendaries.


Quick analysis, although there are some exceptions, I generally feel that most Pokemon need to hit 500 total stats in order to be a finish—able leader.


Now that I’ve played the game naked, where were mine?


530, 495, 520, 510, 502, and 510 respectively. Only my flyer/steel wasn’t at 500, and it was right behind. Examples of strong Pokemon at 500 include the big bug trio of Pinsir, Heracross, and scyther, Rapidash, Ursaring, and more.

495, my lowest, includes finishers like Nidoking and Queen, Golem, etc. Other than my starter, my best was my Galar zigzagoon evolution.


Alright, my favorite Pokémon this run was…


I really like Peepers, Parliament, and Rock. I felt Peepers offered an interesting and unique tricky but powerful move set and great stats and types. But I really enjoyed my bird and my coal. Fire and Rock were very powerful this run, and it was good at sweeping. In fact all of my folks save for early Croakers pre-higher level moves were more sweepers than anything else. Parl’s steel could help hold the fort while I healed or winnowed away, but at the end of the day, all, were sweepers and could run an entire battle or gym. Good job!


I’m giving my top spot to Grimmsnarl, where a tempting demonish Pokemon felt new, looked good, and offered unique play. Then Corviknight.
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Old 12-12-2019, 08:47 PM   #65
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I was looking at the game for some fun-post win enjoyment, but the post-game stuff is light, one Master's ball, a single legendary, no new sections of the game, plots, etc. You just have the battle tower, and that's it.
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Old 12-14-2019, 04:10 PM   #66
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Let’s do a quick review of the game now that I’ve finished it as it’s gotten some flack online and from user comments..


#1. I agree with the price issue. You could get the last few generations on release day for 34.99, but this was 59.99, and didn’t feel like there were 25 dollars worth of new stuff. It took me 10 hours fewer (roughy) to beat the game than normal, and less post-game things to do, like explore new sections of the map, have some more plot, capture older Pokemon, hunt down many more legendary (here it’s just one) and more.


#2. I disagree with the “Cannot transfer issue.” Other generations on release (Ruby/Sapphire in Gen 3) didn’t have this either until later games in the franchise peaked out. But they added other needed things (special attack vs normal) and abilities for Pokemon and lots more. This does the same.


#3. Some of the changes were great. I enjoyed seeing the Pokemon to engage, so you’d know what you were dealing with, and could more easily chase certain Pokemon. There were a number of QOL upgrades like still not needing Surf and such and more, as well as things like the free move relearner in every Pokemon Center, and more. The fly mechanics were better, and the ability to go to non-towns was also useful. You spent less time backtracking too to previous routes to see where I could Cut/Surf/Strength and find hidden items. Only the bike-on-water worked for that.


#4. Some of the changes were meaningless – There were some I didn’t care for much one way or the other. Gigiantizing your dorks was always something you could counter, and thus didn’t really mean much. I didn’t care for it one way or another. And the animations it used took too long. The gym challenge ahead of time was just another way of giving you pre-gym battle things to do to ensure that your gym battle will work. It felt like just another pre-run, with some weird things.


#5 – You had way too much cash at the end. I finished with 50 Ultra Balls, Dusks, Greats, Pokes, as well as dozens of Full Restores, Revives, Full Heals, etc. I also was buying tons of Repels, and TMs I didn’t need just because I had the cash, and I still finished with hundreds of thousands of PokeCash.



Overall? I liked it, and felt that the changes, wild area, movement around the map, different ways to catch things and more worked, no changes annoyed me, and overall I finished 10 hours less of ga me time Just 10 routes, less exploring, and less post-game stuff. Overall, I felt that the things removed roughly equaled the things added, and would be worth the previous price point or maybe up to $40, but the extra full-release of 60 felt too much to me.
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