Pokemon Moon Blind Liveblog {13}

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

!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! w;ODFSKHJŚLD;JFKASFLKNHASDFĹKNASFDḰLAFDASĹFADSLHFSDLHFSHLASDHLÁFDLHFADLFASLDHFDSLHFKSLDFSLDALFHASDJFDSHLFSADFSAHFSADHFSADHJFSADHJFSADHSFDAHFSDHFDSJFDH

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.)

TARGET ACQUIRED.

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!!!!

never mind

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

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.

~*MissMash*~

 

Pokemon Moon Blind Liveblog {12}

Directly after the last episode….it is I, MissMash! Hello there!

Don’t know about you, but I’ve been swimming around on a Lapras for an awfully long time now….maybe a trip to someplace really warm and dry, like a volcano park, is just what I need ;D

Woah okay okay okay. Hold up. They are absolutely reusing a track from Pokemon XY for this route. I can’t remember which one…near Frost Cavern or Anistar, wasn’t it? But holy crud, how could they do that?? I mean, I know you folks spent months or years of your time carefully programming a gorgeous game, along with creating moving and interactive 3D sprites for probably over 800 Pokemon, but reuse a game track??? The pinnacle of laziness! Unforgivable!

You know, I really want to see what Pokemon I can find.

Iiiiiiit’s….a Magby! Well, all right then! Branch is leading, so here’s a good place to test out his battling prowess, since he’s still only level 14.

He held out til Magby was caught! Nice one!

Next Pokemon – a Cubone, also easily caught. Named Lucy. The Loud family is proving quite useful.

Next Pokemon – okay what the FRICK

Lizards, eh? I know some people who like those! Strangely enough, it’s using Sweet Scent against me…

Now wait a gosh darn minute, it just poisoned Branch. He’s Poison-type! I thought that wasn’t possible!

aw heck yes this thing is POISON/FIRE TYPE! If you like poisonous lizards, you know who you are, and I am just finding ALL your favorites today!

There’s practically only one name for a black n’ red bandit.

I won’t lie, playing with Branch in Pokemon Amie is just the tiniest bit terrifying. But, you know, he’s still cute! i-in his own way.

Hey, a Magmar just allied with a Magby! I had to switch out from Branch for this, but woah – Dug’s Keen Eye actually came in handy when Magmar used Smokescreen three times. Gotta admit I was underestimating that ability.

SPEAKING OF ABILITIES: Salandit has Corrosion, which lets it Poison Steel- and Poison-types! I could swear I’ve heard that name for an ability idea tossed around before…maybe it was for a Poison-move that hurt Steel-types. Well, you predicted it, Internet! Great job!

I don’t want to start making a mess over what Pokemon to put on my team, but…man, Salandit is cool. I’ll have to consider which Poison-type I want.

The Pokemon hunt continues; I found a Fletchling! I’m still getting used to these not being the most basic thing in existence, but hey, this is actually good. It means I’ll have a flier with Flame Body to use to care for my Pokemon eggs (and baby Bounsweet!) in the future.

Clearly, this means I will have to name this Pokemon after a qualified caretaker of children.

I am now approaching the trial area! Branch is level 18…that might be enough if only he had a Water move.

Look how pretty!!

AAUUUUUGH OMG

MY HORRIBLE MISTAKE HAS BEEN REDEEMED, DUG NO LONGER HAS TO SUFFER

Okay, I’ve been meandering in the hopes of running into a cool Pokemon (cough Alolan Vulpix) but I think I’ve found about all I can. For real now, I’m headin’ though the trial gates.

There he is up ahead!! Ooh, and he’s on a fancy platform.

Hello there!

Pokemon name drop – he’s got a Marowak.

oh jeez what

WHAT KIND OF GAMEPLAY DOES THIS EVEN CLASSIFY AS

“Begin” WAIT I KNOW I SAID I WAS READY BUT

Oh, good, he paused – I thought I wouldn’t be able to get any pictures in at all during this bit. Interesting…so Marowak have Alolan forms, but Cubone don’t?

NO TIME TO BLOG NOW GUYS, I GOTTA PAY ATTENTION

Oh, wow, there’s a “show me again” option 😄 How lenient! Anyways, it was the right Marowak, wasn’t it?

;~~~~~~~;

OH GOSH WE’RE FIGHTING NOW I’M REALLY SORRY I DIDN’T UNDERSTAND

This Marowak looks like Dragon-type, but Branch’s Bite was super-effective…and, right, Ground vs Poison. I’m using Tulip for this.

…though, Grass-moves aren’t very effective? Hmm…

Well, I beat it! Okay, I get the test now – it’s only the final snapshot that matters; I was trying to keep track of the whole dance. And also blog.

The middle is different!

“B-but how?!” dude

what come on kiawe is making me fight again

OH, HOLD ON. Could the new typing be Ghost/Fire? That would explain Dark and Rock being supereffective…that’s actually really interesting, and just like Litwick, they have Cursed Body. I’m reminded of that one theory that Cubone and Charmander are related, and the Fire-typing would support that.

Second dance, okay. NEXT

Oh my god wait, I’m literally taking pictures of the dances?? I could have used those to not get it wrong last time???? HOW DARE I SUGGEST I SACRIFICE MY OWN INTEGRITY! I AM TAKING PICTURES FOR THE SAKE OF THIS BLOG AND NO OTHER REASON.

seriously though. okay let’s see if i get this one right this time

wh – WHERE DID HE COME FROM

GEE, I WONDER WHAT’S DIFFERENT

GEE, ISN’T IT INTERESTING THAT KIAWE ACTUALLY RECRUITED A RANDOM HIKER TO STAND AROUND ON THE MOUNTAIN AND WAIT FOR HIS CHANCE TO PHOTO BOMB THE DANCES

Not gonna lie, Kiawe lost me on that one. Okay, Hiker is down, what happens next.

New headcanon that Random Hiker Dude is both Kiawe’s dance partner and his husbando and they practice dancing together on the mountain all the time and the Hiker agreed to sign up for this if Kiawe would come home and help with the dishes more often

what the frig, that thing is terrifying

btpfi1im

what are these options

WAIT, I GET IT, THEY’RE ALL THE SAME BECAUSE LEAH IS SO CONFUSED AT HOW OBVIOUS THE NEW POKEMON IS, OMG THAT’S AMAZING

POKEMON IS CAPABLE OF BEING FUNNY AND MAKING FUN OF HOW EASY ITS PUZZLES ARE, GUYS, YOU HEARD IT HERE FIRST

…….WAIT HOLY CRUD THAT’S THE TOTEM POKEMON AND IT’S GONNA JUMP AT ME AND BATTLE ME AS SOON AS I CLICK THE OPTION. I DON’T WANT THIS. IT’S A SCARY DEMONIC LIZARD THING

no i gotta be brave. I  can do this.

……..

COME AT ME BRO

(but oh my god the totem pokemon just wanted to have fun too)

Here we gooooo! It’d be cool to use Branch in this battle, but, sadly, there’s no way he can stand against a Lv. 22 Salazzle and its lackey. I’ll just use Dug to Rock Tomb i –

…wait, I wondered if it was even weak to Rock Tomb for a second there because the “super effective” icon didn’t pop up, but we’re fine! It was just a new Pokemon, so the game wasn’t telling me its typing! Just two Rock Tombs took it out!

Dug’s poisoned, but there’s just one Salandit left onscreen – and there it goes!

WE DID IT.

YYYYYYYEAHHHHHHHH

awwwww

Kiawe gave me Quick Balls! Yes, those are my favorite!

!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I should be used to getting even more Pokemon to ride on every time…but !!!!!!!!!!!!!! CHARIZARD

Oh my gosh, Kiawe just LAUGHED! He’s not so stoic after all! I guess Leah’s reaction to being given full control of a flaming draconic monstrosity must have been pretty funny.

🙂

And, fast as a speeding Charizard, we’re back inside the Battle Royal Pokemon Center.

And of course, that’s where we stop for the night! THAT WAS SO AMAZING!!!! KIAWE IS SO COOL!!!!!!! Salazzle was way easier than Wishiwashi, but I feel like that doesn’t even MATTER after that presentation!

Here’s my current party, which, I understand, went through quite the push and pull over these last two liveblogs.

Silkie, Dug, and Tulip are still my absolute members, and Branch is my apprentice-in-training! I think I’ll hand Red X off to the box; I did consider him, but my curiosity is sated after seeing his evolution. Salandit and Salazzle are indeed amazing, but sadly, I didn’t find my dream Fire-type in Wela. It seems a little too soon to pull five Pokemon onto my team, anyways. Maybe a couple episodes from now…

But that’s then, and now: I’m off for the night!

~*MissMash*~

Pokemon Moon Blind Liveblog {11}

Another liveblog, and so soon, too! Hi all! I picked up the game in my off time so I could run back to Brooklet Hill to grab a Morelull, since I’d seen somewhere that they could only be found at night (and night in the game is midday irl). Then I took so long nicknaming it (Johnny Bravo is fitting right…….) that I was settled into the game and figured what the heck, I’ll keep on going.

Pokemon is my life and this game is taking over my life.

Feels weird reminding you guys so soon of where we left off, but here is Leah! Let’s not waste any time and get moving – maybe I won’t whittle the day away again on a liveblog this time!

Random NPC guy mentioned that Kiawe was a dancer. I’d like to see that, dude!

I went the opposite way of the Wela Volcano and found that there’s this nice little beach, and I’m able to access hidden items more now because I have Lapras! Oh boy, I’ll be spending a good bit of time here…and hey, there was that beach on Hau’Oli….aw jeez this is why this isn’t a let’s play

dUDE I found all these strange little caves here with dust clouds on the ground and I walked into one and found….oh it’s just Diglett nvm

I found a Swimmer out here! Seriously, this is like a whole other optional route!!

Hey, you know, since this is all a sidequest thing as far as I know, I’m gonna let Bouncee battle whatever I find. I really want her to evolve, and besides, next up in the level-to-24 rotation is Dug – and he’s not gonna be the greatest in the water. Gotta save him for the Fire-types just across the road.

New Pokemon sighted – Mareanie! LOOK AT THIS LITTLE GROTESQUE PURPLE

Would like to inform that Bouncee just fought a Shellder and survived five Icicle Spears plus a critical. Please share your love and respect

(she fainted to something else while I was typing that but that’s fine)

TM THUNDER WAVE HAS BEEN FOUND. All shall fall before Silkie.

And in the center of this odd little island is a fishing pool…all I’m finding here are Magikarp and a Heart Scale, just like Brooklet Hill, but could there be something else too?

(Also, it is currently nighttime in-game and I’m p sure that if I bathed in this thing I would turn into a mermaid)

Hmm…UGH I don’t want to waste more hours and hours fishing up Magikarp over and over, so I’m moving on. This is unsettling me. Why is this here?

OH. OH MAN GUYS. I FOUND A PYUKUMUKU WHILE I WAS SURFING

guys!!!! it’s so cute!!! it’s cuter than the tiny little blobby sprites made it out to be!!!!!!

I, uh…what do I name it?? My first instinct is Patrick except HECK no because he’s an awful character nowadays and this Pyukumuku is a sweet innocent blobby little piece of pie. I…ummmmm……….

there is no better name

This thing is the last thing in the Pokedex for Akala, so I don’t think he’ll evolve, so I’ll stick with Sadness for now…he does have an interesting ability, though. “Innards Out.” Nice name, there.

Well, I feel better now about PROBABLY missing out on Big Secret 1% Chance Pokemon Encounters, so I guess I’ll go explore elsewhere!

(‘Elsewhere’ means Melemele Sea in Hau’Oli City, save me from this completionist madness)

Holy gosh there’s even more here than there was in Route 7.

??!?!?!?!?!?!!?

Well, if ever I’ve read a Pokemon fanfic, the proper response to a cute, injured Pokemon is to scoop it up in your loving arms and run, full-tilt, unstoppable, to the nearest Pokemon Center, probably exacerbating its injury all the while, until finally dumping into the gentle care of a nurse so that the Pokemon can later fall in love with you and join you on its epic quest of its own volition, and of course that Pokemon is either a shiny or a legendary because obviously it is.

But that’s stupid so let’s just give it a Potion.

Oh, a Trainer just came back! And…Mareanie like to eat Corsola’s branches, apparently? Is their name from ‘marine’ and ‘meanie?’ I just got a Wide Lens, so there’s that!

And there go the Corsola. (dangit)

Aha! Checking the Pokedex reveals that both Mareanie and Corsola can be found in the area I am currently in by fishing. Which means, oops, looks like I’ve got another one-percenter fishing quest coming up.

Now, I did just go to Bulbapedia and look up the percentages (as I admitted did with Feebas, because the last thing I want to be doing is wasting anyone’s time), and Corsola has a much better chance of being found in bubbling spots, and Mareanie is one of its ‘allies.’ So, nice! I guess I’ll just have to look for those!

I have found this little friend, though!! I actually adore Finneon and Lumineon. Sadly, they don’t get a lot of attention…

LEVEL 29 AND HOOOOOO IT’S HAPPENING

Tsareena!

 tsarina.jpg

(This is apparently what an actual tsarina looks like, for  comparison. Yeah sure why not)

I checked the description of Trop Kick and heck YES she’s learning it, it’s a seriously decent physical Grass move! We need more of those.

Now that that lovely intermission for this intermission is out of the way, Imma talk to you about Game Design:

So here’s me, near a fishing spot in Melemele Sea, trying to find bubbling spots to increase my chance of getting Corsola (and thus, Mareanie). I’ve figured out that you have to reset the area you’re in to reset the bubbling spots, which is a problem, since I AM in open sea, after all – it’s a hassle to swim back and forth from the scene-change by the beach to here, using Repels all the while, or to find a spot to land on in Hau’Oli Outskirts and then get right back on Lapras.

However! Going just a bit to the left of these rocks marks you close enough to the shore to change your location to the Outskirts. Going back, naturally, sends you back into the sea. And so:

All you have to do to reset for a bubbling spot is make one tiny lap around these rocks.

And I may not really know anything, but I know THAT’S good game design.

And, I kid you not, the ripples you see in the screenshot? THAT HAD A CORSOLA IN IT! It’s up on my screen right now. I’ve just gotta figure out how to get it to summon a Mareanie ally (definitely getting that first, Corsola afterwards) without fainting it…Bouncee has Teeter Dance, so I’ll probably spam it.

My luck has changed. Mashy is pleased.

First cry for help: It happened! MAREANIE IS THERE!!!!

I immediately killed the crud out of Corsola with Trop Kick and I am CATCHING THIS THING, THE BALL IS SHAKING, IT HAPPENED, I HAVE MAREANIE, TAKE THAT REDLION I KNOW YOU WERE TRYING TO SPOIL THIS FOR ME BUT I AM A POKEMON MASTER WHO CAN FIND STUFF ON HER OWN LIKE AN ADULT

I NAMED IT BRANCH AFTER THE PROTAGONIST OF THE TROLLZ MOVIE WHICH I NEVER SAW AND I’M NOT EVEN FOND OF IT OR ANYTHING BUT I DON’T CARE IT’S PERFECT BRANCH IS PERFECT

Okay. Okay. Well, I’m bumping Sadness, first of all, because even though Mareanie isn’t looking like much of a Special attacker, I have GOT to try it out. I didn’t catch a Pokemon of my friend’s favorite typing for nothing, gosh dang it!

And there’s my Corsola!

Well, there it is, guys…that felt like SO much more of an adventure and an accomplishment than it probably was, but I now have a Whole Bunch of Cool New Water Types!!!!!! It’s time for me to finally make my way back to where I was ACTUALLY supposed to go, the volcano, but hang tight; I’m making a pit stop along the way.

Bounceee…has been a good friend to me. Throughout the good times (mareanie) and the bad (feebas), she has been there, Razor Leafing everything in sight…and yet, it is not her who I turn to for typing, but my starter, my Dartrix. And so I have to let her go.

It was recommended to me by my friend (hi friend) that the ability I received for Bounsweet, Leaf Guard, is NOT the preferable one…so what I’m going to do is put Tsareena out to pasture in the Nursery with a nice gentleman to keep her company, and then they can make lil Bounsweet eggs and I’ll come back and hatch them for the other ability in the future, someday.

And, to the deepest of ironies, Johnny freaking Bravo the Morelull is the most optimal partner to put in there with her.

Farewell, Bouncee! Hold true to your truths and make your ideals a reality! I’LL NEVER FORGET YOU!

And here we are again at Route 7, a few steps from where we started! And that’s where I’m cutting the liveblog!

“But Mashy!” you cry, flailing your hands about, “you didn’t even make any progress in that episode! You just caught a bunch of Pokemon we already know about and badly commentated over it!”

Au contraire, young liveblog viewer! For while I am cutting le blog here, I am immediately starting up a new one. And this one, I promise, will ACTUALLY have Leah visiting the volcano. However, I cannot guarantee that I won’t again spend hours combing the tall grass for more new Pokemon.

….Sorry, retiring Bouncee put me in kind of a poetic mood :,)

May we meet again!

~*MissMash*~

Pokemon Moon Blind Liveblog {10}

Mashy here, and I hope you all have some responsibilities to procrastinate on, because it’s time for another liveblog! Let’s see where we left off:

Right outside this Center! Right, I was gonna see about fishing, but I eventually decided against it. Might try it out right now before I head on down Route 5.

I have already played over 27 hours of this game, by the way. This is probably a bad thing.

Things caught:

-A Magikarp. wooooo

-A pearl!

-A Goldeen

-A Heart Scale YUS

-A Gyarados, after a Magikarp CALLED FOR HELP AND SUMMONED ONE WHAT

And look at this, oh snap! I leveled the traded Bounsweet from last ep to level 18, and it looks like we’re already getting an evolution out of her! Gotta admit I’m really curious…

OMG I LOVE HER

And this is only the second form?! Can’t wait to see what the final one will be, then! I have the feeling that Steenee’s evolution will be a pleasure to work with someday!

O h m y g o d. I just searched for Feebas for forty-five minutes, and one minute before eleven PM, I found one and it fainted. FU

(I will say this – I am extremely thankful they didn’t try to pull that stunt with the random blocks of water like in DPPt)

OH MY GOD IT’S BEEN ANOTHER HOUR, GOOD MORNING EVERYONE

sweet flipping flip i did it. It’s been 130 minutes, one evolution, seven levels on Stenee, tens of thousands of dollars worth in Pearls big and small, and probably over fifty Magikarp encounters. BUT I DID IIIIIT

AND I GOT THREE THOUSAND DOLLARS FROM THE GUY IN THE POKEMON CENTER. WAS IT WORTH IT. I DON’T EVEN KNOW ANYMORE.

Bouncee definitely deserves some cuddles in Pokemon Refresh for this.

She’s higher leveled than the rest of my team by this point, too – at this rate I might as well replace Tulip as my Grass-type! Ha ha. Ha.

Onto Route 6!

Well, this is about the least hidden Poke Ball I’ve ever seen. Also, this route is called “Straight Street” or some such, which is NOT an accident, considering it’s right next to the Nursery 😛

The first Trainer I’ve come across has a Magby, which makes it the perfect time to try out…WATERNIUM Z ON SADNESS!!!

WELL THAT WORKED WELL.

I am sort of second-guessing using Sadness, though. I prefer using Pokemon that can evolve, and if School Form Wishiwashi is all it gets, hmm….well, I’ll see how it goes! He stays for now!

UHHHHhhhhhh ???????

A Trojan horse? Mudbray evolution? A Rottweiler? ROCKRUFF EVOLUTION?!

Do not worry, small purple person getting harassed by Team Skull, I will protect you

“Well, yeah, I know them” I mean I gueeesss it’s trueeee ugh

THEIR NAME IS HAPU! NOW I’M BATTLING!

The Skull dude poisoned me, so now I’m just playing with Sadness with Refresh to heal him up, and they’re all just…watching me, I suppose! I have no idea how this working. Sadness is just floating there in midair while I’m petting him, and….okay???

(By the way, Tulip, Silkie, and Dug all have maxed out affection. SO MUCH LOVE.)

That’s okay, they’re probably way cooler than you.

Update, the big equine is named Mudsdale, so it’s definitely the evolution of Mudbray. That is…a WAY cooler final design than I’d expected. Does it have Stamina, too? I dig it!

Looks like Hapu was protecting that Drifloon…aww, and then they just get on their Mudsdale and go off. If they were a Ground-type Captain, that’d be cool!

Welp, Rotom’s urging me to check out the Battle Royale…why not!

Ooh, this place is bigger than I’d expected…………..OH LOOK IT’S GLADION

that’s adorable yo

I found some Pink Nectar…that’ll be good for any Oricorio I try to use! And this place is so neat – I’m looking over it all before I enter the arena!

I’M IN THE THRIFTY MEGAMART! What a place! I bought a bunch of stuff with the coupon, and it’s also a good place to sell those Pearls I collected and leave with even more money than I entered. (Also, I gave $1000 to a Hypno that turned out to be a creepy human that gave me TM Rest!)

I found this thing again – the little pink guy from Kukui’s lab! I still don’t know the name of it, but I have a suspicion that it’s this gen’s Pikachu clone based on how many people have it. My English teacher has a drawing of this guy pinned up on her bulletin board and I STILL don’t know the name.

ALSO, before I forget – I bought a Strange Souvenir! Let’s see if it gets more use here than it did in X&Y…

I left the market and went over to the malasada place – not much happened there, except that I gave Sadness a Sour Malasada – so I think it’s time to check out the Battle Royal Dome!

There’s Gladion, practically waiting for us. Something just occurred to me – remember when Lillie mentioned she was waiting to meet with someone? What if that someone was Gladion?

C…Crasher Wake?

Oh, that too

OH DUDE WE’RE FIGHTING ALL OF A SUDDEN. Me, Hau, Gladion, and the Masked Royal…all in a big, weird multibattle! GO SADNESS!

I’m using a Z-Move against Kukui’s Rockruff because I do not trust that thing…and it fainted, and it’s over!

Oh snap the music just cut out…if this guy is the Lava Captain, that was the most intense typing pun ever made

yyyyyyyep

Uh…….bye, dude!

Mr. Masked Royale is just having a friendly chat with Hau and I about our trials and Gladion’s there, but he’s facing the other way and I’m dYING BECAUSE HE REMINDS ME OF YURI PLISETSKY AGAIN

ow the edge

It’s too late to go to Route 7 and take Kiawe up on his challenge, so what I’m doing now is exploring the rest of Route 6 before I call it a night. Interesting things:

-A Trainer had a Cubone! No Alolan Forme there!

-Times I ran back to the Center: 1

-I gave Tweety the Oricorio the Pink Nectar, and it’s a little pink Psychic/Flying hula dancer now! Neat!

-Sadness reached level 20, so he can finally be in School Form all the time.

-Dug wanted to learn Rock Tomb, and I tried to teach it because it’s better than Rock Throw in every way, but I accidentally deleted it 😦

-That’s actually really upsetting omg

-That guy in Heahea was only a move deleter, right

-Have I met the move rememberer yet

-Should I go check

-Map says I haven’t

-WAIT, the move tutor is in Hau’oli…ummmm

-NO THAT’S TOO FAR I’M NOT DOING IT WHERE’S THE MOVE REMEMBERER

Then I realized Route 7 connected directly to Heahea, so I went back to Melemele just to check. I was disappointed.

Yeah, anyways.

Okay, woah…what’d I just do?

I was basically running around sulking when I came across this place I never explored, Diglett’s Tunnel, and Olivia here was just talking to two guys in white. Same people who were chasing Lillie at the beginning.

She won’t let me pass any further, so, hm…I guess that’s all I got for now. That was almost creepy for a bit there. Also, the Pokemon here are level 20 already what the heck.

I know that liveblog got a bit disjointed at the end there because of getting sidetracked, but I’m gonna end it now! I’m at the entrance of the next route, my team are all level 23, and I’m seeing some cool Fire-types in my future.

Here’s the fam…yeah, Bouncee is my honorary adopted daughter. She’s earned some kinda title, at least.

See you next time…KIAWE.

~*MissMash*~