Oh god I'm running out of time. Too bad about that TWELVE DAY WAIT fucking with this update, it might have come out much sooner if not for that.
...Three people have won so far, huh. All life form data has been copied.
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- @NightmareAura: Actually my first hope was Trapinch, Baltoy being second. Cacnea would have been cool but likely unused, and Sandshrew... well Sandshrew is shit.
@Kazzius: I wouldn't call it terribly elegant, it's still luck based.
@DistortionLocke: Play a game a couple thousand times and you start to learn its tricks.
@Miekiki: It really is. Too bad there's no Swords Dance in this game to REALLY make it fun.
@Arbitrary: Getting the most value out of the least valuable things is part of being good!
@Hayfever: I have a very good reason. But it's not one I'll say, because it's tying into what I intend to do for this run's endgame.
Pay attention to the next few days, I'm going to update a LOT in them.
- [+] Part 3: Only one gym this time, most of the update is swimmers and me complaining about dumb mechanics.
The best encounter there is Trapinch, as Trapinch can either be left unevolved and turned into a right bastard or evolved into a quite useful Flygon - the best Dragon Type this thing has, as it beats Altaria handily and we can't use Rayquaza or Salamence obviously (I did have one Sapphire Nuzlocke where I caught a Salamence. Good times were had.). The second best is Baltoy, not because Claydol is particularly AMAZING (it's not bad) but because it's the best Pokemon in the game for Contests. Cacnea is ok, but really nothing special, Vileplume kicks the shit out of it for one. And Sandshrew is bad since its entire movepool is reliant on TMs and Tutors that don't exist yet.
Contest Pokemon it is!
There is no other name that really works for a Pokemon who's entire career is contests in my mind. (33)
Not using either of these in all likelihood.
tauburn is over the level cap
tauburn is over the next level cap even though i evolved him late
i guess i can't use it for gyms now
what a shame
I sometimes forget to pick these up.
Not today though.
Tauburn, of course, can't be used for gyms, but considering his moves include Selfdestruct and mostly nonoffensive stuff that's kind of a given anyway. After all, Swim Cap only applies to the things you bring into the gym, not things that you keep in the box.
COME ON AND SLAM
AND WELCOME TO THE JAM (34)
And now the best part of the run.
Get your goggles on we're going on a trip.
Not getting this catch quite yet.
IT BEGINS. (36, except 37 from Splashing In The Waves' fourth point)
Now to not use you much more because of the cap on the next gy-HOLY FUCK THE NEXT GYM HAS A CAP OF FUCKING 33 I NEED TO STOP THIS NOW.
Cleared out every Swimmer on the way to Dewford though.
You know I did this before OGMD released.
Kind of ironic all things considered.
Especially because it's the code that gives the Spelon Berry, and my Tauburn is Adamant. Meaning it gets value from Cool things.
why isn't my spelon growing
what the fuck is going on
bulbapedia give me a hand
>72 hour growth cycle
WHY DO SPELON BERRIES TAKE THREE FUCKING DAYS TO GROW.
WHO THOUGHT THAT WAS A GOOD FUCKING IDEA. I GREW TONS OF COPIES OF ALL THE BEST BERRIES IN THE GAME IN THAT TIME JUST TO BREAK THE FUCKING MONOTONY.
OH, BUT YOU KNOW THE WORST FUCKING PART?
YOUR REWARD FOR THREE FUCKING DAYS OF NURTERING A SPELON BERRY IS TWO FUCKING BERRIES.
YOU HAVE A NET GAIN OF _ONE_ BERRY FOR ALL THIS SHIT.
THAT MEANS THAT TO MAX A POKEMON'S STAT, YOU NEED TO WAIT FOR TWELVE FUCKING DAYS TO FINISH THIS SHIT.
And the worst part is, since I was at Swim Cap for half my team, I couldn't even go on a grinding adventure, since that'd put me over!
I did spend a lot of random time walking around though, so this became a thing.
And by the end of it I had plenty of Gold and Purple Pokeblocks.
Enough to max out Tauburn easily, and get this. And once you have that all set up, and your Claydol has the right moves...
Everything just... sings...
(I had that going for literally the entire Contests. Even though it's the Winter song and this is a Summer thing.)
(I'll probably have Aria of Autumn Colors on for the Master Rank)
(as a final aside, if I weren't limited to 1 ribbon per class as a thing that can give points, I'd do the entire Beginner's Class, all five, and win. It's entirely doable with this setup.)
Didn't do the stuff down there YET, have to get past Winona first to move the Swim Cap to a more reasonable 40. (45)
Not using. (46)
I was bound to find a dupe eventually. (47)
(not one encounter later I saw Tropius. Damnit.)
Too bad this doesn't get me points.
TOOK LONG ENOUGH TO FIND ONE. (49 by Achievement 5)
You poisoned a Swellow.
Bad move. (50)
NEXT TIME: We get our kicks on Route 66.