Discussion in 'RPG - Playing Your Role' started by McKnight, Nov 1, 2012.
So it's in the top ten percentage of Magikarps?
It's the top of Margikarps, like the gang leader...hey, there should have been a Margikarp Patrol! That'd be nice...
So no sooner then I leave the Poke Mart, after stocking up on Potions of course, I'm ambushed my this lady
Well yea, that was my plan regardless. Why are you here again? Do I get another present? :3
Nope she just walks away after her dialogue :(
Of course I don't even get to move before I'm set upon by someone else!
Oh turns out it was Falkner, I just didn't recognize him sideways. Anyway, he gives me his number which is awesome because it means I can come back here later on and fight a much stronger version of his team. If I manage to live that long anyway. So after all those events get done with I can finally move again and I'm off south to Azalea.
This guy was previously blocking our path
Oh god, I hope I don't have to do something else which I forgot about! Just let me by goddammit, I have the damn Gym badge.
Awesome, he lets me by without *too* much hassle and I get a present! Miracle Seed isn't that useful now as I've yet to capture a Grass Pokemon but it's something at least. I don't know if the Choice Items, Life Orb, etc made it into this game so these small damage-boost items might be my best bet for sweepers so I'm obviously happy to get as much as I can.
I meet this delightful couple further on down the road,
My first double battle! This is definitely new to the HG upgrade, in the older games you had to just fight these trainer battles consecutively. I easily win and I'm off south again until I reach a fork in the road.
I go right because I MUST EXPLORE EVERYWHERE (seriously if I find the right way in a game I'll turn around and go the other way incase I missed anything). Turns out there's a pier and I find these 2 fisherman and an item off in the distance that I simply must have.
First fighting time though.
I'd like you all to meet Randissimo, in spirit anyway. I say this becuase
He fights me with 3 Magikarp! Almost his whole team except for the Feebas that the mod added in, which is basically the Magikarp clone that Gen 3 introduced. I thought this was funny given what we were just talking about in the thread :)
And now for an important question. Randissimo, do you want me to catch a Magikarp for you to be? I had no idea you felt so strongly about them, I can go back up to the previous town and grab one since I have an old rod *but* you will definitely be evolved come lvl 20. So your choice :)
The double battle system is really neat. I just don't know why they never team up with YOU against the third guy XD
HOLY FRICK THIS GAME HAS MAGIKARP FUCK YES FUCK YES!
I-I mean. Yes, please and thank you, I'd appreciate it~!
Magikarp are my favourite pokémon. James's Magikarp in the anime left a lasting impression on me. Such a badass.
And totally cool with having it evolve! Can't blame you. XD
No Feebas is gonna drop my HP to red.
D'YA HEAR ME? NONE
If it does, I'll eat it. I presumably eat fish, I'm a crocodile.
Not that... not Randissimo... well... unless we're REALLY... no! Not Randissimo!
Heh, you only got low because the last magikarp was lvl 15 and knew Reversal of all things. After it actually hurt you I started using thundershock instead of tackle, the fight wasn't really a contest at that point :)
Ok so it turns out that item was a Great Ball, which is a pretty nice find
but not nearly as nice as the thing I found on the way up to that Great Ball
Ok, now I definitely need to find a Grass Pokemon somewhere! But first we gotta go back to Violet City to catch a Magikarp. On the way back we find a trainer using one of my favourite pokemon ever, Elekid
Korran finally evolves
And we meet this weirdo, who insists on Roaring at me for a good 5 minutes
But it turns out ok because I get another TM. TM's are able to be used as much times as you like now, at least I'm 95% sure that's the case in these new games, so getting a nice selection is awesome! Finally we get back to Violet City and catch out new friend!
Meet Randissimo, his adament nature means he'll have high Attack while forfeiting Sp. Att. Pretty much the perfect nature for a Sweeper Gyrados and I have high hopes for him. He'll be stuck with an Exp. Share for the meantime however. It's definitely looking like Edel is going to be a Glacion or Leafeon at this stage, it'll be fun to play with the new Eeveelutions and I've never actually used an Eevee as itself before so this could turn out awesome! or horrible, please don't turn out bad
So we find our way back south heading towards Union Cave, where we can capture another friend (even though the party is 6 strong right now thanks to that damn egg). On the way we meet another weirdo
That is disgusting, ewwwwww
Even if I had the money I wouldn't buy that thing you sick bastard. But I get over my trauma pretty quickly because the Poke Centre of presents is up next.
This guy gives me Lure balls for saying I love collecting Apricorns (I've only just realized now after all these years that they aren't Acorns, the things you learn eh?), even though I secretly hate it I know what to say to get free stuff :)
Then I also get Water Pulse, which is a move about on par with Water Gun but also confuses which is pretty awesome. This time I didn't lie, Water Pokemon are the shit. And then it's off to Union Cave, I grab a Soothe Bell outside first though. This item makes the Pokemon holding it grow friendlier and happier way faster then normal, which I'll be giving to Edel because I should hopefully be getting a TM for Return soon enough.
And we meet our next friend!
Meet Flonne, our bashful Machop! Bashful is one of the 4 or 5 natures that doesn't confer any advantage or disadvantage to Pokemon stats. Flonne is regulated to bench-warmer duty for the time being because I'm really curious to see what is in that egg (I mean it could be a Togepi I'd normally never both hatching or the mod could have changed it into something sweet).
-Next update we get to Azalea, honestly I promise-
Croconaw! That was the name! I'd utterly forgotten.
Welcome to the team, guys! Gotta say I'm curious about that egg as well.
You're so lucky for getting a Machop and not a Geodude or Zubat in Union Cave!
I miss my Geodude :(
RIP Loofofbread, you will always be remembered.
So as it stands now, this is my ordered list for people to become Pokemon:
Randomletters - Nidoran (Tappei-san)
Edelweiss - Ghastly
MulMizu - Jynx
YonYonYon - Lizard/Snake Pokemon
Lepapillonrouge - Mystery Egg (Toko)
Anxifera - Clefairy
Amaranthine - Dratini
Cielo1207 - Fire/Dragon
Haniel - Male Gardevoir
Tewi - Female (preferably Psychic)
Obviously you get skipped over if someone specifically wanted something I just caught. If you aren't on the list and want to be, then just post and I'll add you in! Just a warning, since I can only catch one Pokemon per route (and it has to be the first one I see) you might not ever get added in if you only want one specific Pokemon rather then say a type of Pokemon :)
Gotta admit, not too jazzed about the idea of Leafeon (crossing the sea and a couple caves are really the only time Grass has any enduring use in the main story, Ice and Poison and Bugs and Flying run rampant in Johto, it's ineffective on Steel and Dragon....meh), and Glaceon is nearly an endgame endeavor since you missed out on it in Sprout Tower, so you're kinda backin' me into a corner, here!
Also, unless the mod changed it, TMs only become reusable in Gen 5; HGSS is Gen 4. :(
Yea I kinda really want a Glacion right now, the mod has changed it so that you can buy an item to turn it into one, so I'm holding out hope I'll be able to buy one in Goldenrod. If not... Well we'll cross that bridge when we come to it.
Really sad about the TM thing, I'd better go check that now.
-edit- Damn, you're right. TM's are still one use in this game :(
OMG, I just got interrupted by this!
I guess the mod severely decreased the steps needed to hatch this egg. Of course immediately Elm calls:
How does he know? I think I'm being watched, god this is so weird!
Anyway apart from stating the complete obvious, Elm also wants me to trek all the way back to him and show off my new friend. Yea... Fat chance of that happening until I manage to get Fly Elm, it's a hell of a long way back already.
So without further adieu, meet our new friend Toko
A lvl 1 Togepi with an Impish nature (which will lower her Special Attack to increase Defense). Could be useful but certainly not right now. Sorry Toko but you are being benched and Flonne's getting called up to the big leagues. I'm already carrying Magikarp as deadwieght *ahem* I mean most awesomest pokemon ever so that slot in my party is taken! You'll get some Exp while I finish Union Cave though, so there's that.
Ok, lots of stuff happened.
I met this guy on the 2nd floor of Union Cave
I've never been more sad to catch a Machop in my entire life. I did find another TM though
Unfortunately Rock Tomb sucks! And then my mother called, aww she's probably missing me so much.
Nope, she just likes spending my money. Oh well, at least it's a once off thing right? And then we get out of Union Cave, finally!
Pretty close to our destination now!
Ladies and Gentlemen, my mother. I mean literally within 5 minutes of each other. I can only imagine she called to apologize and then immediately ran back out and bought more stuff since I didn't give out to her. *Sigh*
Azalea Town! We have arrived, what's with that shady guy up there?
Oh god, it's Team Rocket. The most inept criminal organisation known to the Pokemon universe. I'm soooo scared.
Oh shit, he really hit that Old man. He's ok though, he ran off towards the Poke Centre and then tells me how they have a tough guy called Kurt (who also makes Pokeballs) who can sort these guys out. I mean that's cool and all, but you have a Gym Leader aswell and they are supposed to be the strongest trainers around. You'd think he'd care too right? No? Ok then....
Holy shit that Slowpoke tail earlier, I'm so sad right now.
Team Rocket are going to get fucked up now, ain't nobody messing with those loveable Slowpokes. First though, Poke Centre for more free presents!
I wish man, oh god I want both of those Pokemon! I've never been more sad about Nuzlocke rules. This mod is pretty awesome for giving you options though, I'll definitely say that :)
Hell yea! Rock out with my... Oh that's probably not appropriate.
Shockwave, meh it's more useful then Rock Tomb anyway. Now let's talk to that headband guy up there, he'll give me an item or something right?
FUCK! O M G!
This actually comes after a pretty decently difficult pokemon quiz but thankfully Google was on hand for answers. I literally stopped immediately here though, since I figured it was a pretty huge choice! Anyone want to be another Starter? :)
-edit- Oh and it turns out people used to use Apricorns to capture Pokemon before Pokeballs were invented. I don't even want to know....
I can't take Kurt seriously, though. Using the K makes my head read it as Coo-rd.
FUCK YEAH I'M DEADWEIGHT MAGIKARP!
And it's somewhat vain. How did this game know my original persona back on deviantART was a narcissist? Fffft.
AND TOGEPI. I CAN'T. THAT IS AWESOME!
Meanwhile, that mother should really get her own cash. Jobs exist in her town, I'm sure.
I want to be a Torchic! Blaziken is great.
Come to think of it, there's no houses there that houses jobs. What in the world DOES the non-trainer, non-scientist population body do with their time?
.... suddenly it makes sense to me why people join the Teams.
In the anime Dawn's mom made tons of cash with contests alone, I think. She was famous, after all.
I really don't know about Ethan/Lyra's mom
Swampert will MAUL the Elite Four. :V Fuck, man. Ground moves and Ice Beam?
Nuzlocke with an all water team would be interesting, actually....
If not completely catastrophic.
Fuck yeah fire types!
Torchic is freaking awesome and adorable. I love them <3
I will be the voice of dissent and vote for Treecko. You did want grass, after all.
I vote for Mudkip! yes I do indeed liek mudkipz
And I'd like to be on the naming list for a female and/or Psychic-type please, whichever comes first and doesn't clash with anyone else's requests. :3
Even though you already have a great water pokémon, I vote for Mudkip. Cause it's Mudkip. MUDKIP.
Magikarp is legit awesome!
... I am bad at pretending to be a Relaxed Croconaw.
Shit, well I already have an entry written up for Torchic that I was going to post up in a little while once I get home to upload the screenshots but now you guys have me awfully tempted by the idea of a full-Water run. I do have a save state of before I picked the Pokemon still so I can go back and grab a Mudkip and do this. Let me know what you think people, since I know some people might prefer I have a nice selection of Pokemon for them to be!
I also don't want to replace people, so I'll only be adding further Water types pending eventual deaths, if that is the decision.
My internet has died so I've decided to just play on. Torchic it is, RNDletters you got this! (Pics and continuation posted tomorrow when internet hopefully works again).
And another of my master plans goes unrealized!
To be fair, dual-types aside, a one-type team does sound potentially dangerous for a Nuzlocke run.
To be honest I love the idea of a single-type team, especially in a Nuzlocke run (permanently dead Pokemon is the only way I can play these games now). Water would probably be your best bet aswell bar fighting and it would be an interesting challenge. The only reason I don't want to do it is that people want to be other types of Pokemon and I want to make this interesting for people to read, not just for me to play :)
Meet our Torchic, Randomletters!
His Mild nature means he boosts an increased Sp. Attack while forfeiting some Defense. I'm almost tempted to keep him as a Torchic because of this (fun fact: Higher evolutions of this tree lose access to all the cool Fire-type special moves that only Torchic can learn) but unfortunately the low defense in a Nuzlocke run is just asking for trouble so he needs the bulk of his later forms.
I then go exploring the town, since that usually results in presents!
TM46 contains Thief, which is honestly a pretty useless move. Unfortunately this is all the town has to offer but given how much of a jackpot the PokeCntr was I'm not too bothered :)
I try to go to the gym and
The guy at the well is equally helpful, apparently he's standing guard to make sure people don't wander in. Even though there is nothing going on...
Yea... I saw you hit that old man you know? I'm not some idiot that's going to get distracted, I'm getting into that OH SHIT ROUTE 33, I can catch a new Pokemon!
I'll be back later to deal with you, Rocket Grunt
Woop! I literally almost forgot about Route 33, it's so tiny :)
Meet YonYonYon, the Ekans! His Rash Nature lowers his Sp. Def to improve his Sp. Att, so is completely wasted on an Ekans but who cares, it's Ekans! God the memories of the anime are coming back to haunt me now. YonYonYon goes straight to the bench with Flonne and Toko though, unfortunately I can't have room for everyone!
Oh and because I got Torchic at lvl 15
God he looks hilarious, I mean the first form looks cute and the final form looks awesome but seriously Nintendo? This is what we get in the middle? He learnt Double Kick though, so now I'm a bit afraid to say anything to him about it :/
I go to the Poke Mart to stock up and see what the Mother wasted my money on
This guy will turn up everytime your Mother calls you, so it's pretty simple to get the stuff. Doesn't mean the stuff will be useful mind you :)
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