One of my best friends got me Pokemon Black 2 yesterday, and I am LOVING it so far!
That said, my Pokemon enthusiasm is coming back, so y’all know what that means.
Another set of characters is on the way—and another set of liveblog playthroughs. :D Hang tight, guys, I’m coming back!
TM01- Who is your favorite Pokémon?
TM02- Who is your least favorite Pokémon?
TM03- Favorite/least favorite Pokémon type?
TM04- Favorite/least favorite Legendary Pokémon?
TM05- Favorite move?
TM06- Favorite move type?
TM07- Favorite event Pokémon?
TM08- Favorite region?
TM09- Favorite/least favorite city?
TM10- Favorite/least favorite gym?
TM11- Favorite/least favorite gym leader?
TM12- Favorite/least favorite main character?
TM13- Favorite/least favorite rival?
TM14- Favorite/least favorite non-main character?
TM15- Favorite villainous team?
TM16- Favorite Pokémon Professor?
TM17- Favorite Eeveelution?
TM18- Favorite non-evolving Pokémon?
TM19- Favorite starting Pokémon?
TM20- Favorite starting Pokémon element?
TM21- At what age did you start playing Pokémon?
TM22- What is your fondest Pokémon memory?
TM23- What is your greatest achievement?
TM24- Who is your most prized Pokémon?
TM25- If you could have a Pokémon in real life, what would you want to have?
TM26- Favorite Pokéball?
TM27- Favorite TM?
TM28- Favorite HM?
TM29- Favorite tutorable move?
TM30- Favorite evolutionary stone?
TM31- Are there any Pokémon you wish had evolutions/pre-evolutions?
TM32- Are there any Pokémon you wish didn’t get new evolutions/pre-evolutions?
TM33- Any Pokémon you hope to see in Generation 6?
TM34- Favorite Pokémon game?
TM35- Favorite Pokémon spin-off game?
TM36- If you could design your own Pokémon game, what would it be like and what would you call it?
TM37- Favorite Pokémon card?
TM38- Favorite Pokémon movie?
TM39- Favorite Pokémon movie moment?
TM40- Favorite Pokémon TV episode?
TM41- Favorite Pokémon TV episode moment?
TM42- Have you ever done any special challenges, like the Nuzlocke challenge, the Joey challenge, or the Gym leader challenge? Would you like to if you haven’t?
TM43- Favorite Pokémon toy/charm/plushie?
TM44- If you could design your own Pokémon, what would it be? Details!
TM45- If you could add a new Pokémon type into the game, what would it be?
TM46- Favorite Pokémon of the [insert element] type?
TM47- Favorite Pokémon from the [insert egg group] family?
TM48- What was your first level 100 Pokémon?
TM49- If you lived in the Pokémon world, what kind of career would you have? Would you be a trainer, breeder, professor, etc.? Or would you do something different?
TM50- What does your dream team consist of?
It appears I gained a couple of followers since last I checked this blog…HIIIII!
An update of sorts:
Back in college and start classes tomorrow, and I’m very sorry that this blog has been dead lately, but I really am very busy. It’s a new year resolution of mine to do better at managing my blogs and writing more, though, so hopefully by the end of the year I’ll have something to show for it!
Thanks very much for sticking around, those of you who have, and hello to new followers! I hope to be more worthy of your attention in the coming months!
You see this. You see this and you probably think “wow that’s a beat up team, he probably just got through a really difficult fight, maybe a gym leader or something” or something to that effect.
But that’s not what happened.
This was not the result of some epic Pokemon battle for the history books.
This was the result of A SINGLE FUCKING LEVEL 35 CLEFAIRY.
Let me tell you all a story.
The fight began like any other. I was making my way up Celestial Tower when I encountered a trainer, a Pokefan no less. When he sent out his only Pokemon, a level 35 Clefairy, I laughed at the thought of easily crushing this trainer. Sending out my Krokorok, Gordan, I started the battle.
I first used Crunch. Taking out a good 2/3 of the Clefairy’s health, I thought for sure that the fight would soon be over.
I was wrong.
Crunch seemed like a good move at first, but it set off a chain of events that could not be stopped.
Due to the Clefairy’s Cute Charm, Gordan fell in love with it. Not only this, but the Clefairy’s first move was none other than Minimize. On the next term, despite these circumstance, I figured I’d just try to get a quick Crunch in and finish the job done.
Gordan, however, was paralyzed by love. The Clefairy proceeded to use Metronome, which ended up being Ingrain. The Clefairy then began to restore some of its health thanks to this.
Not wanting to take any more chances, I switched to my trusty Arcanine, Admiral. Admiral had never failed me before, always being there in the nick of time to save the day in a blaze of glory.
On the turn used to switch Pokemon, the Clefairy had used Minimize once again.
Attempting to finish the enemy off quickly, I had Admiral use Flamethrower. This, however, missed. The Clefairy used Minimize.
And this continued. Admiral just could not seem to hit the enemy, and each time the enemy kept getting harder to hit, while all the time also slowly regaining what damage I had managed to do.
After capping out evasiveness, the Clefairy proceeded to begin using Cosmic Power to get its Defense/Special Defense. As Admiral struggled to defeat this enemy, the enemy just kept getting stronger and healthier.
Soon the Clefairy’s Defense/Special Defense were capped. It was then that it unleashed Stored Power, a move powered up through the user raising its stats. With the Clefairy having raised its defensive stats so much, this attack ended up one shotting Admiral.
It then proceeded to one shot Jacque the Axew, Baabaalaza the Ampharos, and Frank the Dewott, all trying in vain to do some damage.
Eventually, it was back to just Gordan left. Gordan, being a dark type, was not affected by Stored Power, a Psychic move.
Here was where the real fun began.
Not being able to actually hit Gordan, the Clefairy continued to attempt to use Stored Power until it ran out of PP. It then moved on to Metronome, which failed to do any real damage before this, too, ran out of PP.
As this was happening, Gordan was trying desperately to actually hurt the enemy. Using a Dire Hit and single X Accuracy/Attack that I had on me and spamming any attack he had, he struggled and struggled to hurt it. But between Gordan falling in love with it again due to Cute Charm when a Crunch somehow managing to land and it using Minimize so much, Gordan simply could not do enough damage to outweigh the effect of Ingrain.
And so came at least five minutes of just Gordan attempting to attack and being immobilized by love, missing, or doing too little damage, as the Clefairy continued to use Minimize and Cosmic Power that no longer actually had any effect.
Eventually, blessedly, the Clefairy ran out of moves, and begin to hurt itself with Struggle. Slowly but steadily the Clefairy begins to die, with the Struggle damage being more than Ingrain could heal.
After some time, the Clefairy was a single Struggle away from fainting. With much pleasure, I told Gordan to just use some random attack, and I waited for the Clefairy to faint.
THE MOTHERFUCKER USED A GOD DAMN HYPER POTION AND BROUGHT IT BACK TO FULL FUCKING HEALTH.
Gordan stared open mouthed at the enemy as I just silently stared at the scene for a full minute. The level of rage I was experiencing had never been felt since people in second grade used to make fun of me and call me a girl.
Then, however, I kind of just spent a bit more time just letting the Clefairy use Struggle again.
And finally, blessedly, the Clefairy ended up causing its own end due to Struggle. Seeing that tiny sliver of HP on it tick away and hearing its death cries made me happier than I’ve ever been since eighth grade when I punched this one really annoying guy in the face.
Gordan stood triumphantly over the corpse of its enemy, awash in his great victory as he proceeded to gain a level from the exp earned.
Together, we spat in the Clefairy owner’s face, and then slowly turned away and walked toward the Pokemon Center. We must have been TM87 (or 34 for you old schoolers) then, because we were SWAGGERING.
The moral of the story is, make sure to save more than once every three hours so you can just restart the game when things like this happen so you don’t waste 20+ minutes of your life just to defeat a fucking Clefairy
The only thing running through my mind was “What if this had been a nuzlocke?”
I heard people saying that if they had tests about Pokémon, they’d only get As, so I gave my students the opportunity to prove it. ;D
This is the most fun I had IN MY LIFE while preparing an exam!
I translated only parts of the exam, but if you understand Portuguese, you can check out the whole thing on this PDF.
I would’ve liked Biology so much more if I had a professor like this.