Join Date: Sep 2010
3rd update! In this update, I decide Bulbapedia is a better in game resource than Serebii.
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Wattson? Whatever will I - Oh yeah, I got Mudkip
Super excited that I defeated Brawly, I ran off to Granite Cave so I could catch Random the Makuhita, and guess what her nature was? Yep, Quiet. And while I'm at it, remember that HM Slave of a Nincada I'm lugging around with me? He's Quiet too.
So I met Steven, who gave me some thinly veiled foreshadowing about being the champion, I headed off to Slateport city, where I don't remember what happened because all the notes I took between getting the TM for Steel Wing and just before battling May seem to have dissapeared, oh well. I assume nothing important happened.
So the May battle, I actually lost the first time because I wasn't taking it seriously, I guess that'll teach me to dismiss these games as easy. In the rematch, Boombox used her 25th sound move and could evolve, which happened to be the double battle immediately after May. And about 2 battles after that Jealous evolved into Gorgeous, so now he can use moves that aren't Confusion. That said, I'll probably keep spamming it anyway.
After arriving in Mauville, I immediately rode off on my new bike to Verdanturf Town, because that's where Serebii says the move tutor for Metronome is. This is wrong. According to Bulbapedia, it is in Fallabor Town.
So the upcoming match against Wattson was weighing heavily on my mind. Every member on my team still has gym leader solo's to do. Technically Gorgeous doesn't have to solo anyone, but if he wants Shock Wave, then he's got to solo Wattson. Random also has to solo a gym, but she doesn't have Metronome yet, so she's out. That left RNG and Boombox, RNG has two more solo's before being allowed to evolve into a Swampert, and Boombox has to solo someone, sometime. I couldn't decide, but then RNG hit level 22 and was allowed to evolve into a Marshtomp, and that made my mind up for me.
Anyway, I ploughed through the gym trainers and listened to Wattson rant about converting the city (what's up with Electric gym leaders and doing this?)
Expecting a cakewalk of a battle, I totally forgot, that RNG only has Water Gun to attack with, so it was a very long match of Tackles, Leers and Quick Attacks verses Water Guns and Growls. But we did it, it's over we're done. And once again RNG is five levels higher than we left him last time.Oh, and he learnt Mud Sport, you know, to weaken the Electric attacks that can't touch him!
RNG/Marshtomp (M) @ Quick Claw
2/3 gyms solo'd.
Still the MVP, but that's because he has to keep doing all these things. Also, his move set is almost legal, Foresight and Growl are both Normal type moves, but we're nearly there. The problem is the TMs I get can't be used on him. Seriously, I would love Bulk Up.
Now that Jealous has evolved into Gorgeous, his whole move set has opened up for use. That said I'll probably just spam Confusion anyway. Actually, this evolution marks the end of Gorgeous' challenge, until the elite 4, urgh that's going to be hell!
Boombox/Loudred (F) @ Silk Scarf
7/50 moves used.
At first 50 moves seemed really far away, but I think she'll get the usage up before reaching level 40 though. Honestly, she hasn't been too restrictive and she has become the hardest hitter on the team now that she has evolved. Definite MVP, if not for RNG hogging the spotlight.
Random hits so hard it's ridiculous, or at least that was hat I thought, but Boombox hits even harder. (I think it's the Silk Scarf.) Unfortunately I haven't been able to start Random's challenge yet, which is a shame because I have some fond memories of Metronome; Sky Attack on an Onix, Seed Flare on a Bidoof, those were good times.
Next time, we'll have a complete team! I am quite looking forward to adding Booster to the team, and dreading STRONG.