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Sapphire Scramble Update #9
Alrightio, time for the penultimate update to this scramble, this time, through Victory Road!
My run through Victory Road in text...
So I'm at the entrance to Victory Road. I'd replaced Sprocket the Pikachu for my trusty HM Slave: a Linoone, & I had 15 Super Repels, 16 Revives & 20 Hyper Potions. And with Khan the Combusken in the lead, I set off inside. It was bright at first, then I realised that my Super Repels weren't working properly, as the Wild Pokemon levels reached above Lv40. My highest was Lv39, & that was Hirador the Absol. I then randomly encountered a Cool Trainer with a Roselia, & it was annoying, with a moveset of Ingrain/Sweet Scent/GrassWhistle/Giga Drain, you would guess what would happen with a Pokemon as slow as Khan. Roselia sets up Ingrain, puts Khan to sleep, lowers Khan's evasion...eventually, the Roselia went down & after using a few Potions, I went down to the next level.
Now on the second part on the Road & the wild battles are becoming really annoying already, especially those named Golbat. After dealing with the Boulder Puzzle, I confront a Cool Trainer with a Claydol with a moveset of Sandstorm/Cosmic Power/AncientPower/Hyper Beam. It kills FrostGull the Pelipper, but Atheno the Gyarados comes along & kills it. After running in circles for a little bit, I then come across another Cool Trainer, this time with three Pokemon. The first was Dodrio, whom I switched in Atheno, who got burnt thanks to Tri-Attack, killed it soon enough, next was a Lairon, switched in Khan, Buled up a Couple of times & killed with Double Kick, & last was a Kadabra, which Hirador killed with little issues. After some more circle running, I finally found the ladder & continued on.
Now for the third part of the road, now with water thrown into the mix! a few steps in, I found another bloody Cool Trainer, this time, with a Sandslash & a Ninetales. Both were easily creamed by FrostGull. I then crossed the water & found another Cool Trainer. First was a Kecleon, it killed Lolcat the Kadabra, but was revenged by Hirador, then Atheno came in & dealt with Rhyhorn & Tentacruel. After that, I wandered around for a bit, Surfed up a Waterfall, & encountered another Cool Trainer, this time with 4 Pokemon. Swellow & Manectric were dealt with by Lolcat, Hirador aced Kadabra, & Khan dealt with Shiftry. After a bit more Surfing, I found the ladder & went up it.
This next area was rather short & the only trainer I battled was a Cool Trainer with three Pokemon, & she was easy. Nosepass fell to Lolcat, & FrostGull dealt with Ludicolo & Medicham. After searching in the dark for the ladder, I eventually found it & climbed up to the final part. It was bright again, & after getting Khan to dispatch a Cool Trainer with a Cacturne, I had almost reached the exit, when that Wally guy found me & challenged me to a battle!
First was Altaria, & I had Khan out. I switched in FrostGull & 2HKOed Altaria with Ice Beam. One thing worthy of note was that Wally uses Super Potions...At this point in the game...Seriously...
Next was Magneton & it was a bitch with Thunderbolt, doing lots of damage with it, luckily, Hirador outsped it & KOed with Fire Blast.
Third was a Delcatty, who relied on Assist, but did KO Khan, but was no match for Hirador, trumping it with Thunderbolt.
Fourth was a Gardevoir & started spamming Double Team/Calm Mind against Hirador, luckily Hirador had Taunt, but the turn after the turn after Hirador used Taunt, Double Team/Calm Mind Spam started again, the only effective attack Gardevoir had was Future Sight, but when it was used, I usually switched in something to use as Death Fodder, first up was the HM Slave. A long time later, Hirador managed to kill Gardevoir after 15 odd Bites, the majority missing...
Last was a Rosela, who KOed Hirador after surviving a Fire Blast, but then came a revived Khan to pick off Roselia with Ember, winning me the battle.
With that, I had finally cleared Victory Road, & the spoils of victory? Khan evolves into Blaziken! Leaving Victory Road, I go to the Pokemon League Stop & heal a badly wounded team & got Sprocket back into the party. As far as items were concerned, I had 10 Revives, 10 Super Repels, & 2 Hyper Potions left. So, Victory Road is complete & now I only have the Pokemon League to go. Now I'm going to start grinding. There are some trainers I haven't beaten yet, the majority on water routes, but yeah, it's grinding time. And that's where we leave off...
And the current team...
Sprocket (Male Pikachu) @ Cleanse Tag
Comments: Outclassed by Hirador, only useful against the Pirates. Thunderbolt far & away best attack, but Careful Nature sucks. No use this update as he had to make way for a HM Slave. Current LVP.
Khan (Male Blaziken) @ Nothing
Types (*Not Soloed, Underlines are omitted): Dark, Normal, Bug, Water, Flying, Grass, Fighting, Ground, Rock, Psychic, Poison, Ghost, Steel, Electric, Dragon, Gym Leader, Rival, Champion*, Fire
Comments: He finally evolved! He hasn't been used as a Blaziken yet, but hey, I have just completed Victory Road...Got a lot of use this update.
FrostGull (Male Pelipper) @ Lax Incense
Comments: Valuable traveling team member, but not very powerful battle wise.
Lolcat (Male Kadabra) @ Nothing
Comments: Very strong, even as a Kadabra...
Atheno (Male Gyarados) @ Nothing
Comments:With Great Type coverage & all, this thing has been a huge help to the team.
Hirador (Female Absol) @ Nothing
Comments: Hirador got heaps of use this update, did a great job keeping the team in check & yeah. Current MVP
So that concludes the penultimate update, now I'm off to grind for the E4, &...yeah.
@Dexington: Take a Cloyster named Spikey, It must know Spikes & Spike Cannon. Have fun if you take this challenge.
Last edited by Its_A_Random; Dec 5th, 2010 at 8:31:07 PM.