Last time in the Pokémon FireRed Text-And-Screencap-Only Nuzlocke Challenge, I headed into Mt. Moon, battled several tough Trainers, added new members to my team, evolved a couple of pre-existing ones, took down several members of Team Rocket, and obtained both the Dome Fossil and Moon Stones. This time, starting off in Cerulean City, I decided to prep my team for taking on Misty by battling the Trainers on my way to meeting up with Bill the Pokémaniac, creator of the PC Storage System. Before that, though, I decided to swoop back to Route 4 (the eastern half of it, anyway) and do some training. And, while I was there, I caught a new Pokémon.
…I’ll be honest, I have no idea what I’m gonna do with this one. Not because I have any kind of issue with Ekans, just that my team has already become a little Poison heavy, but we’ll get to that in a bit. Still, might be a good idea to have it as a back-up. In the meantime, though, I had…slightly different snakes to concern myself with.
Anyway, with that out of the way, I decided to make my way to-
Anyway, now that I’d gotten past Nugget Bridge, I found myself with…a grassy patch on Routes 24. This is where I got a little nervous. Not because there was anything in the grass that could kill anyone on my team, but because it is known for being home to ABRA. And…well, I’ve gotten to know my luck as it pertains to rare Pokémon at this point. If I ran into Abra, there was no way I was gonna catch one before it could teleport away, and that’d be TWO ROUTES locked off on my journey at that point. So, with fingers crossed, I entered the patch of grass, and…
So, with that done, I let out a sigh of relief…and then recalled that Abra was on Route 25 as well. Because why not at this point? I also knew there were Kakuna on Route 25, too, so I decided that, so I wouldn’t end up wasting that Route on the evolved form of a Pokémon I already had, that I should first evolve Hank.
And thus, with a Beedrill in my box, I headed for Route 25 and waited to see what I’d find…
Now that I’d caught a couple of new Pokémon, I decided it was time to make my way to Bill’s, while training my team up for Misty by battling the Trainers and wild Pokémon in the area. And thus, TRAINING MONTAGE TIME!
With all the Trainers on the way to Bill’s place defeated, I made my way inside. Problem was, Bill didn’t seem to be home. Instead, there was a Clefairy sitting around…with a human face… … …At this point, I was ready to piss myself in terror. Then it started talking. And thus, a thousand Creepy Pastas were written. 😛
Anyway, with that done, I decided to head back to Cerulean City, just in time to notice a house had been broken into. The officer outside said it was Team Rocket…well, no shit. I could see the Goddamn Rocket Grunt standing in the back yard from right there. How do you not see that? Apparently, the police in Kanto are completely inept, OR they’re on the take. It’s one or the other. Either way, I decided I’d need to go all vigilante and take the law into my own hands by dealing with the grunt myself.
And thus, with Team Rocket beaten down again, the Nugget Bridge conquered, a few more pages added to my Pokédex, and some much-needed training done, it was finally time to deal with Misty. As always, I went into battle using the same number of Pokémon as the Gym Leader’s, meaning I needed to decide which two would take on her Staryu and Starmie. I’d already decided that, based on type and overall performance (and luck) thus far that Drakeman would lead against her Staryu, but there was still the matter of her Starmie. Katherine now knew Bite, but I wasn’t sure if she could one hit KO her opponent, nor was I confident in her ability to tank a Water Pulse from a Starmie. I could’ve worked to evolve her into a Golbat, as I had thought about before, but that felt like I’d be committing to making her a full member of my team, and with Oswald and Drakeman in the party already, I was clearly a bit too Poison heavy. As such, I ultimately decided to go with Mikey, matching his bulk against Starmie’s Special Attack. With my two party members chosen, I headed for the Gym…
With the Cascade Badge in hand, my business in Cerulean City was finally complete… … …BUT, before I called it a day, there was still one last thing I had to do. After healing up and withdrawing my team, I called out Oswald and gave him one of the Moon Stones I’d found in Mt. Moon, and watched as he evolved to his final stage.
So, once again, I managed to get through a phase of my journey with no fatalities. Still, I can tell that what luck I’ve had thus far is gonna run out soon, so I’m gonna have to play it smarter next time, as I make my way south to Vermilion City in order to attend the S.S. Anne party and battle Lt. Surge for the Thunder Badge. Ja né!
…Yeah, we all know the joke: Flareon, the Fire-type physical offensive of the Eeveelutions, cannot learn Flare Blitz. In fact, for years now, Flareon has been turned down by many a Trainer due to being a physical attacking Fire-type Pokémon that cannot learn a physical Fire-type move with a base power higher than 65. You can see it everywhere.
And every Generation, I’d be like “Game Freak, let it learn Flare Blitz! It keeps getting rejected! It is probably the most rejected Eeveelution, solely because every Eeveelution is supposed to specialize in something, and Flareon really doesn’t since it can’t learn the moves to best suit its style!” So, what’s the point in all of this? Well, I was cruising through Serebii.net, looking at different move-pools for Pokémon in the new X & Y games, and I was looking at the different Eeveelutions. So, eventually, I decided to check Flareon’s, fully prepared to be disappointed…And then I heard Nightwish in my head over what I saw. 😀
Now, do I think this is a huge, game changing event for Pokémon? Obviously not. I’m just glad that Flareon finally has something awesome going for it. And usually, this is where I’d say comment below, see y’all, ja né, and so on, but you know? Screw it, this is too awesome not to end on THIS:
So, I talked a couple of days ago about Ninfia, the newest Eeveelution. There’s still a ton of mysteries, rumours, and speculation running amok, but one thing we CAN confirm is Ninfia’s English name…
Also, I should note that its French name is Nymphali, German name is Feelinara, and Spanish and Italian is the same as the English name. In addition to all of this, we have the first bits of gameplay footage for it.
Other than all this though, we still don’t know how it evolves from Eevee or what type of Pokémon it is. The only attack I could recognize from the gameplay footage was Swift, so that doesn’t really help much. Still, cool seeing it in action.
The other thing I wanted to talk about here was that there’s been a second trailer for RoosterTeeth‘s upcoming series, RWBY. Just on the off-chance you didn’t see the first one, though…
And now here’s the second one.
I DEFINITELY have my eye open for this series. Monty Oum is crafting a wonderfully gorgeous series that seems to be taking various cues from fairy tales, anime, and perhaps even a hint of tokusatsu-style action. I can’t wait to see what he does with it and what the Black and Yellow trailers will be like.
So, that’s all from me for now. I’ll keep you all updated if any more info comes out for Pokémon X and Y Versions, and for RWBY as well. Ja né!
So, some new news broke out last night before I went to bed: There’s a new Eeveelution in town, as revealed in the pages of CoroCoro.
Now, I can’t read much Kanji, but thanks to sites like Serebii.net, I can tell you that this new Pokémon‘s Japanese name is Ninfia. Don’t have any other info at this time regarding it, what type it is, or how it evolves from Eevee, but you better believe there’s been a ton of speculation. Some have suggested it’s a Flying-type, others that it’s a Dragon-type, and some have even guessed it could be a Normal-type, and if that’s the case then I’m going to guess that it has power over the other Eeveelutions to make up for the fact that it doesn’t change type. And then there are people who have suggested that Ninfia could be a brand new type of Pokémon that will be introduced in Pokémon X & Y. Honestly, I kind of hope that’s the case, though it will require massive changes to moves, team strategies, etc.
Anyway, as you know, tomorrow is Wednesday, meaning there’ll be new comics that I’ll be buying and looking over (and one old one from last month that I missed and had to have ordered specially). However, I should note that something happened recently that I’m sure Scott Snyder and DC Comics do not appreciate in the slightest: There was a leak. Apparently Batman #17 is available on torrents already, thus ruining the conclusion of Death of the Family. I know this because I saw a review of it on Google and, like an idiot, I checked it out with the expectation that it was either fake as heck or would at least be spoiler free. Not so much. -_-
Now I don’t know for a fact that the comic on the torrents is legit, it COULD be some kind of fabrication for all I know. After all, I didn’t read it, only a review of it. Regardless, I’m not gonna tell you what happens until tomorrow because I want you guys to have a chance to read it, and I don’t want to encourage people to download it on torrents (especially not before its official release date). However, I will say that tomorrow’s gonna be tricky for me if what I read about does turn out to be true, and I especially am torn between my simultaneous needs to either applaud Scott Snyder or tell him off. You’ll understand why that is tomorrow, just trust me. I’ll see y’all tomorrow when I look at…