The sandstorm area.. with my go-goggles or whatever.. it's my next step in the journey.
I go straight to the sand to see if I can get some luck for a Trapinch or Baltoy..
Sandshrew.. I decide a pure Ground wouldn't be the best for me right now.. so I continued to just slaughter anything around, trainers also.. to level up my Pokes. Afterwards, we went to the Mirage Tower to get a fossil. We enter, and shortly get into a Wild Pokemon battle.. Trapinch! Word up.
Google the Trapinch.
A Ground type with a few Dark moves.. with no one supereffective to hit.. it's going to be a long journey to level this thing up.. but I do believe it will be worth it. Just need to care for it better than I did Cotton and my other fallen potentials.
I retrieve a fossil.. the Claw Fossil.
in the middle of the storm..
Then the tower falls and I realize what's next for me.. to battle my father..
I reach the gym.. with my team lined up.. Muffin the Breloom should take this easily.
Muffin lvl 33, Kippin lvl 34, Wheez lvl 35, Google lvl 22, and my beautiful Egg.
First match, battled a Delakitty. Won easily. Mach Punch.
Second match, I think it was a Spinda.. either way.. easy match.
My next match, before facing my father.. was against a trainer with a Slakoth.
A fucking Slakoth.. lolllllll.. yes.. Muffin will beat this joke of a Pokemon.
Did you guys know that Slakoth can know Counter? .... and did you know Muffin can't OHKO a Slakoth with Mach Punch? Even though he was 6-7lvls higher?
Fuck me.. RAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAGE.
I honestly don't know what to do now.. I feel as though I am fucked.. as grass/fight was a good cover for my team and I need answers to all the water coming up, etc.
But this is what happens.. this gym is a lot harder than I thought.. on to Norman.
So now what.. I have a Weezing, Marshtomp, and a Trapinch [that won't be able to do a damn thing right now].
Fortunately.. I was able to keep my composure, make sure not to get fucked by 'Counter'.. [which he used a few times btw].. and thanks to Wheez and his high defenses.. between his Sludge/Smokescreen and Kippin's MudShot's on the "loafing around".. we were able to take down the beast that is Slaking.. who has Facade btw.. who kicks major ass with it btw.. and the only way I won.. the ONLY way I was able to not lose Kippin or Wheez.. was because of "loafing around" and Smokescreen working wonders.
[close fucking call.. shiiiiiii-]
I continue to be severely under-prepared when real challenges arise.. I think it's time for me to realize my poor training skills right now.. be patient.. and take time into developing my team.. I should of had a Swampert by now.. a stronger Weezing.. a more complete Breloom.. and a stronger Trapinch. Hell.. half of the deceased were major plans for my squad..
I added my old catch.. Yoko.. to get some fighting back into my lineup. Definitely not the power-house Breloom/Muffin was.. but we'll see how it goes.
I have HM-Surf now.. so I'm assuming it's time to ride the waves [what a perfect time for Muffin to level up.. :( ] I'll take a look at the map and be on my way.