Been a couple weeks, but hey, everybody! Happy March! Last time I was round these parts, we left off here:
in the Battle Dome Thing, shortly after beating Kiawe and acquiring a Cool New Charizard. Today’s task is to advance through the next route and catch even more new Pokemon. My team and the matter of who even belongs on it has been in a bit of turmoil lately. Man, I don’t even know either.
Yeahhhhh. TULIP SILKIE DUG BRANCH LET’S GO!
GUYS GUYS GUYS GUYS GUYS GRASS-TYPES
IT’S COLRESS HOLY CRAP
HOLY CRAP I’M FREKAIING OUT THIS IS A BLACK AND WHITE REFERENCE THING IN 3D AND OH MY GOD I LOVE THOSE GAMES KSO OJMUVHDFPJDSDFJ
FREAKING,,,,,,,, SPAMTYPING WHILE I ‘M WAITING FOR MY IMAGES TO LOAD SO I CAN PASTE THEM IN AND MOVE ON WITH THE GAME AND TAKE MORE SCREENSHOTS THIS IS NOT THE TIME TO PRETEND I AM A COHERENT LIVE-UPDATED BLOFG
HERE HAVE A WHOLE BUNCH OF THEM, I WAS MASHING THE CAMERA BUTTON
I REALLY REALLY GOSH DANG LOVE BLACK&WHITE OKAY
Okay. just. i’m fine now. good lord colress didn’t even leave THat big of an impression of me in B2 but i guess seeing a gen 5 character in 3D really just got to me. because i lvoe the characters in thise games iILOVE THIEM SO MUCH
He’s looking for Z-Rings! And also….is it just me, or do I hear these high-pitched beepings in the background of the music? Is it because Colress is here and he’s the sciencey Magnezone dude. *checks screenshot again* wait he’s actually typing on his lil arm cannon, that makes sense
He gave me Flame Charge! yooo nice
Aw heck, I didn’t think to screenshot it, but someone fiiiiinally acknowledged how similar the Z-Ring and the Mega-Ring were….except powering up moves is apparently stronger than giving whole new evolutions to Pokemon? Why not! Also, Poké Pelagos?
Goodbye, Colress….nice seeing you while it lasted. please come back with some of your other gen 5 friends in 3d sometime. please
Now here’s a place! Cool violin music. Also, those look like those guys who were chasing Lillie in the beginning? ????
“Aether Foundation” – well okay, first of all, why did we get Team Skull and not Team Aether
I want one
So this is interesting….the Aether fellows just seem to want some more data on Stufful; they’ll even pay me for it. And those guys in the corner – they just want to heal that Slowpoke, and they even called Team Skull out as thugs. So…are they not evil, despite this eerily sanitary white facility? Why were they after Lillie – did she take Nebby from them? Hmmmmm.
Better go off and do some exploring, then.
Trumbeak! Now I know one of Pikipek’s evolutions!
OH. OH MAN GUYS. I didn’t realize this before, but Poké Pelago isn’t an island I have to find – it’s a new option right in my menu!
Nice to meet you, Mohn.
Aha, so Poke Beans finally have a use!! And look, my sad neglected PC Pokemon have a place to wander in – cool!!
This seems like more of an addictive spare-time thing, so I’m moving on. I poked around in it for a while and got a bunch of beans and developed Isle Aplenny, so I can grow berries (!), but it doesn’t look like this will impact the liveblog too much! Onwards!
(I will indeed go to Pokemon Refresh and feed Branch two Rainbow Beans and COMPLETELY MAX OUT HIS AFFECTION HOLY CRUD though, thank you.)
So THIS is the name of this little dude! Nice to finally know!
And, uhhh – this Pokemon started calling for help, and then they were attacking each other?? I think Tulip’s Pluck was supereffective on it, too – so, judging by this lovely pink coloration and the move Brutal Swing, I’m gonna guess that we have ourselves the first fighting/fairy type!
…no, it’s just Normal/Fighting. STILL COOL.
“A touch from anyone except a known friend sends it into a surging frenzy. It’s an incredibly dangerous Pokemon.” I am, uh, a little scared
I was gonna name it Steven because it was pink and sweet, but I’m naming it Gaston instead I guess, why not
I took Gaston into Pokemon Refresh to see if its mannerisms were – quirky, but no, it seems harmless. Even after I poked it repeatedly! For, um, for science.
Salandit, Trumbeak, Yungoos, and Stufful….I feel like this is the most Pokemon I’m gonna get out of this route, so I’d best move on to Lush Jungle.
Ugh…this Trainer on the way had a Shieldon that knew Iron Defense and Taunt. The only way to take it down was to brute-force it, which is a HUGE problem since I still only have physical attacking moves. This is why I need to get a Special attacker asap. At least there’s another Pokemon Center right after this.
!!!!!! GUYS! THIS IS THAT JOKE I MADE IN THE LAST EPISODE!!!
So there’s this hotel right around here:
please tell me gladion is just bumming it in here
….what the frick i was just kidding what the frick
b e s t g a m e
Okay, continuing towards Lush Jungle! NPCs are starting to namedrop new Pokemon – I’ve heard Comfey and Wimpod. And there’s this rocky area where a little gray Pokemon escaped into a cave before I could get it…I want
Okayyy….looks like it runs every time I get near it, so I’m gonna have to go the long way around this little pool of water every time. I might actually want to break the Repels out for this.
I DID IT! It’s a Wimpod and it’s really ugly!
“wimp out” are you kidding me that’s an ability what the FRICK let’s do this again
you better believe i have quick balls
IT WORKED! That was stressful!
Glad to have you on board, ya waste of existence.
With that out of the way, I am slowly inching closer and closer to Mallow’s actual trial!! I’LL GET THERE!! THERE’S JUST SO MANY POKEMON!!!!
Oh, this is interesting! I’ve been catching every Zygarde bit I could find, and I guess I hit a quota.
!!!!! OKAY THIS IS INTERESTING. First of all, Ula’ula Island is finally namedropped outside of the Pokedex! And they have an Aether Base there, which sounds pretty ominous, actually…And!!! What does Sina have to do with the Aether Foundation? Is this Dexio&Sina backstory? Are we gonna get, like, this big Aether + Professors’ Assistants conspiracy?
After exploring the heck out of this place (which connects straight to Brooklet Hill!), I went back to the start, where an Ace Trainer said she’d battle me after all the other Trainers were out of the way, and:
Her Fearow knows a Z-Move, Supersonic Skystrike, and it’s just this huge and kind of terrifying plummet from above
But Silkie survived!!!!
UGH okay let’s get in here
HECK YEAH!!! GRASS-TYPES!!!!!
So the trial is collecting ingredients for her…this reminds me of Hotel Richissme in Pokemon XY, where they had that sidequest that made you memorize a list of ingredients to give to some customers who ordered room service. I was usually too stubborn to write them down, so I had to learn the memorization of random berries and Pokemon items real fast. I could get $150,000 dollars PER DAY from that place after a while, though, so it was definitely worth it…
YES!! LET’S DO IT!!! BEAUTIFUL NATURE!!!!
First ingredient found: Revival Herb: Then a Fomantis attacked me.
OH! Found the Moss Rock! Maybe I should’ve brought Tom the Eevee along, just to have an emergency Leafeon…nahhh. I’d probably get Umbreon this time around, if anything.
Gonna be honest, though – even taking out the GRASS! aspect, I really like this challenge. Digging around for items means I’ve already gotten a ton of free stuff!
Second ingredient found: Miracle Seed! Had to call Tauros and crush some rocks for that one.
Third ingredient found: Tiny Mushroom, a –
Dude! Look how COOL this thing is! Man, I wish this wasn’t a trial because I REALLY want to catch it!!
Sigh…anyways, I found the last ingredient! Mago Berry! We good, Mallow?
Ooh, I’m a little nervous as to what the trial is gonna be…here’s hoping it’s the evolution to Fomantis?!
!!!! IT’S!!!!! FRIEND!!!!! IT’S THIS GUY!!!!! I LIKE YOU A LOT!!!!!
AND IT’S LANA!!! put your guards up everyone
Thick Club, Rare Bone, Fresh Water, Rocky Helmet – Mallow, are you sure this is edible
“Now we just need something from the newbie!” Mallow says as she tears into Leah with knifelike claws and sucks out her soul
sucks out her soul
Well, these ingredients apparently make the Mallow Special! I’m all healed up, right…? Yeah, let’s just go for it!
…what is this circus music going on
Oh, you know, that actually makes sense. I was kind of expecting Pokemon to just run with it.
Can I have more of these guys just, like, doing things, and being friends, and talking around a campfire roasting Mallow’s Mallows® and discussing each other’s weird ideas for trial challenges
H E C K Y E S
I couldn’t screenshot any of that but Mallow was laughing at me, I think.
!!!!!! LURANTIS!!!!!!! I LOVE IT! I LOVE THAT IT APPEARED LIKE A HORROR MOVIE! I LOVE THAT KIAWE SAW IT FIRST! POKEMON IS GETTING CINEMATIC, YO!
Tulip’s up in my roster, so…Pluck it until she dies? Sounds good
This is weird, though – why would Castform be summoned?
…wait, Lurantis just used synthesis
wait castform just used sunny day
castform probably has weather ball doesn’t it
o h n o
Yeah, that ended poorly. BRANCH! Toxic!
DFGHJKL;’ IT HAS LEAF GUARD
And Branch is down!!!! I missed it, but Lurantis used SOME kind of crazy Grass attack that got him down to the red! …and then a headbutt from Castform took him down, honestly
it is called SOLAR BLADE. First, that is awesome, and second, rip dug and I think I’m gonna die
I am now using Gaston for fodder while I revive my other Pokemon, and he, somehow, was able to survive Solar Blade. good on ya
SILKIE AVOIDED WEATHER BALL BECAUSE SHE LOVES ME THANK GOD
SHE AVOIDED AN X-SCISSOR TOO
CASTFORM IS DEAD AND IT CAN CALL TRUMBEAK?? YOU SERIOUS
Okay. Okay. I’m getting this under control. Sun is gone and I’m gonna try Toxic again, crap Branch just got a critical hit something and died
HE SURVIVED THIS TIME WE’RE FINE WE’RE FINE IM HEALING
HE SURVIVED A SOLAR BLADE & TOXIC IS GO
HEAL MORE, DARN YOU
just one more move lurantis is badly poisoned and her hp is in the red
WE DID IT
SILKIE AND BRANCH WERE THE LAST ONES STANDING
HAHA NO I COMPLETELY CHEATED DO YOU KNOW HOW MANY ARTIFICIAL CHEMICALS I SHOVED DOWN MY POKEMON’S THROATS
Kiawe just used the word “vaunted” and, like, did i know that was a word
sthu mallow this is abuse
weak, exhausted cheers
Now we’re eating delicious food and all Lana said was *lick*. Just *lick*. Why is that so weird.
mallow actually WAS trying to kill us
hello, professor kukui. i’m so tired. please help my pokemon
Smart Strike is a cool name for that TM he just gave us, at least!
Oh! Type confirmation – Olivia uses Rock-types. Hmm. Tulip and Branch are good, Dug’s neutral, Silkie isn’t the best (though she pulled her weight this time around)…man, I REALLY WANT some actual Water-type moves already. Water Pulse TM where.
To meet up with her, I’m gonna have to find the Dimensional Research Lab on Route 6. My Pokemon are not healed up, though, so run run run run run run run
My team is safe and sound, so this is where I’m gonna leave off!
Pokemon has become emotionally exhausting and difficult, I type with the cheery Pokemon Center music blaring in the background. Forty-one hours and fifty-seven minutes have been put into this game. There is no turning back now.