Join Date: Dec 2011
Dude, yes. Shedinja are amazing in-game. Moreso in a normal run, as with in a Nuzlocke all it takes is sandstorm damage and bye-bye Shedinja. But yeah, you should definitely get Shedinja.
Anyway, here’s my next SoulSilver update. In this update….not much happens until later, but hey….Pokemon games aren’t always interesting. So, did I pass the Dragon Master test? Read on to find out!
Legends Saga-Part Two: The Dragon Master’s Test
“Ah, yes, if Clair allows you entrance, her grandfather will as well. Come forth, worthy Trainer, and enter the Dragon’s Den.”
“Um, yeah….thanks,” I said. I was really pretty excited. Anything I found here would evolve into something awesome: Gyarados, Kingdra, or Dragonite. I was hoping for a Horsea. Despite the fact that Clappy had certainly proven his worth yesterday, I was still uneasy about his performance later on.
“Clappy, use Surf!”
My Dewgong dived into the murky water. Climb on, master, it said. Clappy bobbed in the water a little with the added weight on its back.
Not long afterward was our passage obstructed by a deadly whirlpool (A maelstrom, if you will. It was probably pretty dark, too. Hmm….why does that sound familiar?). “Dang it!” I groaned. I’d forgotten to teach someone Whirlpool. I thought for a moment, then reached into my back and brought out a Poke Ball. I rummaged around even further and revealed a blue-hued disc. I stuck the disc to the front of the Poke Ball. After a moment, I heard a ‘click!’ and I knew Eugene had learned the move.
And somehow, by some freakish power, we were able to cross the dark maelstrom (Seriously. Can someone explain to me how a tiny crab can allow be to cross a whirlpool? It just doesn’t make sense. But then, neither does the fact that a tiny bird can carry you across a continent).
A short time later, I could see a dark shape rising out of the water, and I knew it was my next teammate. “C’mon, Horsea, please, Horsea….” I muttered.
Clappy cast a hurt stare at me.
“Well, sorry,” I said, “But there’s a reason Kingdra is two tiers higher than Dewgong.”
A column of water erupted from the underground lake, and a snakelike Pokemon emerged—Dratini. “Cool,” I said. While it wasn’t a Horsea, Dratinis were pretty rare. And there’s no way I’d pass on a Dragonite—if it didn’t evolve at Level 55.
“Clappy, come back!” I ordered. I didn’t want the thing dying on me. And with Clappy’s offensive moveset, that just wasn’t happening. “Go, Egg ‘em!”
Somehow, my three headed palm tree just floated above the water. I still don’t know how it does that. I shook my head and commanded, “Egg ‘em, use Sleep Powder!”
The Dratini fell into a deep sleep and splashed back into the water. “Oh, no you don’t!” I said. I cast my Good Rod into the water, and brought the stupid sea snake back to the surface. “You’re not getting away from me now!” I said, almost maniacally.
“Hehehe….Egg ‘em, use Leech Seed!”
Leechlike seeds attached to the Dratini and began sapping its health.
[We return to you after three turns of stalling]
“Hahaha, now you’re weak enough for a clean capture!” I said triumphantly. “Ultra Ball, go!”
The wild Dratini broke out!
“WHAT! Oh, no you didn’t!!”
[Four Ultra Balls later….]
“Dammit! Dratini, why do you have to be so hard to catch?” I was down to my last Ultra Ball, and the Dratini was almost dead from Leech Seed damage. If this didn’t do it, then I don’t get a Pokemon from the Dragon’s Den.
I tossed the striped ball at the Mirage Pokemon, waiting eagerly….
The Dratini burst out of the ball.
“Oh, no you don’t! Get back in the freaking ball!”
I leapt off Clappy’s back and swam to the Pokemon. I pressed the Poke Ball shut until I heard the final click. “Booyah! I dub thee…Spyro!”
With that dealt with, I climbed onto the dock of the Dragon’s Den. Not the cave, the building. I threw open the doors and yelled, “I’m here to ace the Dragon Master’s test!”
An old guy in long robes answered, “Ah, so Clair sent you here? That girl is a pain in the arse. Well, this test is designed to test your pureness of heart, blah blah blah….so here’s the questions.”
[Spams the A button]
“Ah, I see! Very commendable….you are very pure, both in mind and spirit….if you care about that crap.”
The doors burst open again, and this time, it’s Clair. “So how’d it go? I assume you failed?” she said eagerly.
“Nope,” I said smugly. “I passed. Suck it.”
Poke Ball: $200
The look on Clair's face: Priceless.
“You’re lying! Gramps….” Clair said desperately.
“Shut up! Your whining is giving me a migraine!” the guy said. “Clair, he passed. He’s impeccable—in mind and spirit. Now, be a man (Or a lady, whichever) and confer the Rising Badge!”
“B-b-b-but….how? I haven’t even passed!” Clair complained.
“JUST GIVE HIM THE FREAKING BADGE!” four voices yelled.
“Oh, fine, take the stupid badge. But I’m still better than you in my book,” Clair said as she stormed out.
“For goodness sake’s, that girl can go die in a hole,” the guy said. “Now, as a gift for completing the test, here’s a Dratini with a special move—Extremespeed. Use it well.”
“Hey, Rogue. I got something pretty cool for you. Swing by my lab to pick it up!” Professor Elm said.
“Sure, whatever,” I said.
So I hopped on my trusty Crobat and flew to New Bark Town, which proportionally shouldn’t have been able to carry me all that way but somehow did.
“Hey, Rogue! You got all the badges already? That’s sooo cool! You wanna go on a date?....” [Tuning out now….]
“Rogue, long time no see!” Professor Elm said. “Like I said on the phone, I’ve got something for you. Use it well. Here it is: the Master Ball. It will catch any Pokemon without fail.”
“Awesome….gimme!” I said.
“Also, some Kimono Girls were looking for you. I think they wanted something. Anyway, they’ll be at the Ecruteak Dance Theater,” Elm finished.
“Huh,” I said. What could they want?
But before I met any Kimono Girls, I was on a mission: To scour everywhere I hadn’t yet found a Pokemon to look for another Heracross. After five different routes, I’d almost given up. But there was one route left I hadn’t checked yet….
“Edward!” I ordered. “Take me to Blackthorn City!”
Sure thing, boss. Fasten your seatbelt—it’s gonna be a bumpy ride.
BAM! Leaves fell from the tree as it shook violently. I crossed my fingers, hoping this would be my lucky tree….
The leaves rustled and a Pokemon landed at my feet.
I approached the Ecruteak Dance Theater, feeling pretty confident I could beat the Kimono Girls. But as I reached to open the door, Silver rushed out. “Rogue,” he said, “I suppose you’re here to challenge the Kimono Girls.”
“Um, yeah….I don’t exactly dance.”
“Well, good luck with that. I got beaten to a pulp. Who knew fighting five Kimono Girls could be so difficult? I hope you win….I still want the chance to kill your Pokemon myself.”
Silver pushed me aside and stalked away.
Aside from the evil comment, my confrontation with my rival startled me. If Silver got thrashed so easily….did I stand much more of a chance?
So, yeah. Very little happened in that update, but not all of Pokemon is interesting. Next up is my challenge with the Kimono Girls. Did I defeat them? You’ll have to wait to find out (If you care).
New additions will be in bold.
Team (If you read this, there's spoilers, so beware):
Blaster (Typhlosion) Lv. 41
Landslide (Golem) Lv. 41
Edward (Crobat) Lv. 41
Egg 'em! (Exeggutor) Lv. 41
Clappy (Dewgong) Lv. 41
Heraboss (Heracross) Lv. 40
Just some words about Heraboss. You probably don't remember that Verminator, my other Heracross, was Modest. Heracross with the worst nature, meet Heracross with the best nature. This thing hasn't participated in any battles yet, but it's AMAZING.
Sting Ops (Beedrill) Lv. 12
BOO! (Gastly) Lv. 3
Drift (Hoppip) Lv. 6
Iggy (Togepi) Lv. 14
Blob (Ditto) Lv. 10
Funguy (Paras) Lv. 16
Will (Vulpix) Lv. 14
Elemental (Eevee) Lv. 5
Mano'peace (Tentacool) Lv. 18
Eugene (Krabby) Lv. 20
I gots gas (Weezing) Lv. 16
Spyro (Dratini) Lv. 6
Dead (RIP. Also, more spoilers):
BALLS! (Rattata) Lv. 6
Died as healfodder. Still don't care about him.
Verminator (Heracross) Lv. 29
Died to an insane amount of hax. While you have been replaced by your superior brother, that doesn't mean you're forgotten.
To lurk in shadows, to live in darkness...that is my destiny.