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« on: November 21, 2012, 12:53:52 PM »
Hello! So as I said in the Leaving/Returning Thread, when the Wii U was released I came back to see who else got one and to hopefully play some games with them. I had the Wii U Deluxe Model on per-order since the first day GameStop started taking them, and I also got New Super Mario Bros. U and ZombiU. ZombiU is pretty awesome, I've only logged in about 2 hours probably but it's really fun. New Super Mario Bros. U feels basically the same as New Super Mario Bros. Wii, but it's still really fun. I played through the first two worlds with one of my co-worker's and his girlfriend and we had a blast. But Nintendo Land is where it's at. I played it for hours with Caballo, my brother, and another of our friends and it was really addicting. All the games are pretty good, and it's even a satisfying single player experience. My only complaint about the WiiU so fa is the vey short battery life of the Game Pad. In just two days of owning my Wii U I had to charge it at least 3 times, and between the update I had to install and working a double to closing shift, I only clocked in a whopping 1 hour and 45 minutes of game play on the day of it's release.
The main reason I left was... I'm not sure, there were a few reasons I guess. For one thing, I've continued to wok a lot, 40+ hours a week, and I always work dinner shift and weekends. So with weekends being killed, and not getting home until anytime between 11pm and 1 am, I don't have much time when other people do have time. Also, around the time of BD closing to be reopened as SD I moved out of my parent's house. Living on my own is alright, it's about what I expected it to be. My roommates are for the most part cool, but sometimes get on my nerves with their excessive smoking of weed. It's gotten to the point where I can't even go downstairs without having to deal with the smell. When SD reopened, it didn't feel the same as BD did fo some reason, so I lost interest. I also don't ever play Brawl anymore so that's another big reason why.
I've also been playing a lot of Magic the Gathering for the last year. And also around the same time as moving out I stated to get into it even more, to the point where I wanted to compete on a professional level and started to make decks that could compete on that level, which caused my friends to also get into it more and start making more competitive decks. I've even played in a few local tournaments in the past couple months, I've won 2 out of 3 and placed top 4 in the 3rd, each time defeating people who play on a professional level. Last week's tournament was my first time playing in the new format and I honestly didn't expect to win because of how the new meta-game looked, but I ended up winning every round 2-0.
Music has been playing a bigger role in my life now, too. I told my roommates, whom almost all of play instruments, that I wanted to be in a band, and they seemed only mildly interested in joining at first. But when I showed them some of my favorite bands, who they had never heard of before but have styles and genres similar to what they like, they got really excited about making that kind of music with me. We are trying to get our hands on a drum set once we have a place to put it, but we're still looking fo a lead guitarist and someone who can play bass. But until then we just have vocals, a drummer with no drums, and a rhythm guitarist, lol. We figure that we'll probably get the drums first, practice a little and get some stuff recorded to show people we're serious about this then we'll be able to find our last two members.
The most major thing that kept me from coming back to SD was just me failing at life and love. I've just been really down because every girl I've ever talked to just leads me on at first, then randomly decides she's not interested, before ever even getting to know me usually. And the very, very few that didn't led me on for a really long time and continued to to do so even after deciding they didn't want any kind of relationship. It was very frustrating, especially since one of these girls even recently started flirting with me, again, a couple months after she lead me on for a long ass time until I told her friends wasn't going to be enough for me. And I'm just thinking, I'm not trying to play your games anymore, I leaned from before, obviously you learned nothing. I really just kind of wasted the last year until I finally decided I'm giving up for now. I haven't really felt like doing anything for the last year as a result, playing Magic and working on decks was really the only thing that kept my mind off of everything because the strategy that's involved in it gave me something I could really focus on. This is honestly what I believe caused me to get so into Magic, because once I was focused on it no other thoughts were in my mind. Really pathetic if you ask me, but I guess I'm just a pathetic person.
So that's what's been up with me, I guess. I plan to be around more often now and hope to have fun here once again
« on: February 12, 2012, 01:21:31 AM »
As you know, BD is closing soon, and I just wanted to share my final thoughts about BD and it's closing. If you don't know me, you probably think I'm just some random guy who lurks the forums because you see me online, but you've never seen me post. But if you do know me, then you know I've been here since just a couple weeks after BD first opened. Were BD not about to close, that would be 4 years we're coming up on that I've been around for, no one else around today but hcfwesker can say that. Most of you reading this may probably haven't been around for even half as long as I have.
Why does that matter? Because I've seen it all. I've seen the high times of BD, the low times, and I have memories about BD from years past. I've met some cool people here, as well as many, many, many stupid and annoying people. I'm not just a lurker, I'm more like an old person who remembers and misses the good old days, and doesn't fit in with modern times, and I feel like when BD closes it will be like that old man died as well. The memories will soon fade, overtime I will eventually lose touch with friends from BD, and it will be like BD never existed at all.
Some of you seem to think the solution to BD closing is as simple as everyone migrating to a new forum. I'm sorry to say it, but you're stupid for thinking that. If BD is so easily replaceable, why did you even join? Why did you bother to stick around after you did? Why are you reading this topic? Just leave now if you think it's that simple because it's not. Whatever forum you go to will not be the same as BD just because a bunch of it's members are there. It's not the members that make a forum, it's the forums leader. Hcf has put more time and money into BD than most people are willing to, even he probably wasn't willing to, he just did what he felt what was necessary. And whatever forum you move to will lack this kind of devotion from the admin, especially if it's one made by a member here because I can't see any of you being that devoted. If you really want this to be the solution then you need to take the time to plan this out and find others willing to devote their free time to a forum. If you all just up and move with no plan, the forum you go to will, without a doubt, fail.
This was probably a factor in BD closing, hcf may just not be willing to spend all his time and money on the forum anymore, and he knows no one else will be either. He can't just hand the forum over to someone instead of closing it because no one will do what he did to keep this place going. Speaking of reasons for closing the forum, I feel what hcf meant by "Brawl Domain is no longer a forum community, it hasn't been for almost the past year or so." is that it's not fun anymore, and does anyone here even play Brawl still? I feel like it's not that fun anymore. Tournaments and and BDTL feel more like work than fun, because you have to go through too much work and complications just to get a match set up, and many of them end up not even happening. People also seem to be far more concerned about winning than having fun, even in friendlies. Yes, the object of the game is to win, but you can't you win and have fun at the same time? If not, then why are you even playing Brawl. And many people here, like myself, don't play Brawl anymore. There may be the occasional tourney or friendlies, but they mostly play other games. BD had basically is general gaming forum with a "focus" on Brawl, but that's not what hcf had intended it to be. When he made it, he just wanted a forum that people, including himself, could log onto and find someone to play Brawl with. But now he doesn't even have time to enjoy a game he worked so hard to make a forum for.
Additionally, BD has become a place for trolls and idiots to hang out. One big reason I don't post is because of these people, when I see useless posts it deters me from the topic forever. On the other hand, I see intelligent people making posts in these same topics, but the stupid ones overpower them. That's what I believe the whole reason behind MB's Spider-Man "troll" posts are. It may appear otherwise, but he's not really trolling; he's simply pointing out the immense stupidity of others through the use of pictures, rather than flaming them which would be just as easily done.
Overall, I am disappointed to see BD closing. At the same time, however, I understand the reasons behind it, and I'm sure there are other reasons besides what I mentioned as possibilities. Where will I go when BD closes? I'm not sure. Certainly not to one of these forums people are attempting to migrate to. They just won't be the same as BD, and I don't Brawl anymore anyway. Perhaps this will be my last forum ever, perhaps I'll finally decide to be active on that Yu-Gi-Oh forum I joined, who knows. But what I do know is that this will surely be my last topic on BD, and so I say this is good-bye.
« on: November 25, 2011, 11:55:14 PM »
Today I noticed that both my custom main and secondaries are missing from my profile. I looked through the forum for topics about this, I thought it might have been because of the custom profile stuff being removed, but I didn't see anything in about it on those topics and I didn't see any other topics by people who have/had this problem. When I go to edit my profile the mains selection menu is still set to the blank option.
as my main and
as my two secondaries.
« on: November 12, 2011, 01:10:53 AM »
Happy anniversary of the day which you were born, on which date The Man assigns you an arbitrary number that is 1 arbitrary number higher than the arbitrary number previously assigned to you on the last anniversary of the day which you were born, which somehow dictates what you can and can not do despite the fact that you have only been alive for one day longer than you were yesterday, so why couldn't you just do yesterday what The Man will now allow you to do today? It makes no sense, The Man is a vicious dictator, and you must allow this arbitrary number to get you down! Fight the power! I mean... Happy anniversary of the day you were born!
« on: July 15, 2011, 02:08:04 AM »
It took three long years, but here's my 3000th post. And, unlike many other people's posts I read, they're not spam. That's right, 99% of my posts (I'm sure there's a couple somewhere that this won't be true for) actually have some kind of thought, or meaning put into them. They don't say useless things like that's a good idea, I can't wait to see this, or various other similar statements that have no real meaning, do nothing to keep the conversation within the topic moving, and if were never posted at all no one would care. There's thousands of topics I could post in and say just that, but if I don't have anything else to say I don't post in them at all because it's just pointless. However, there's one member out there, and I know you all know who I'm talking about, who used to do the exact opposite. He posted in EVERY topic he could and would never have anything important to say, racking up his post count into the thousands along the way. In all honesty, whenever I saw his posts in a topic, or other similar posts, it made me not want to post in the topic because I felt like my post would just be over looked, or the only response I would get is something like "I agree." Another thing that irks me about posts is when people intentionally use bad grammar. I don't care if, on occasion, you use some chat speak like idk, but when you shorten every possible word in your post, and there's an obvious lack of punctuation, resulting in something like this "ne 1 want 2 brawl me i am rly gud i use mk u will nvr win bcuz i can beat my bro and i can 3 stock him" I just can't even stand it and I leave the topic right away. This may be the internet, but chat speak was invented for one reason, and that is, as the name partially suggests, to chat quickly with someone, not having to waste time typing out all the letters. It was invented to be used in situations such as playing an online video game with other people, and you can't take a break from the action of the game but you need to tell a teammate something, you use chat speak to save yourself time, not to hold a full conversation with someone. When I joined my first forum, I expected everyone to be using chat speak like that, and I was surprised when they didn't, so I didn't either to avoid looking a fool (I'm looking at you, cookieless!). The above reasons are partially why it took me so long to get to 3000 posts. Another reason is just because lots of topics I don't really have an opinion towards at all, and because since I don't brawl much anymore I just don't find myself posting in the many brawl related topics either.
My rant about posts aside, some of you may be wondering what happened to my BD History topics as well as my Song of the Week. The song of the Week ended because BD went down for a week, so I couldn't post my song for that week. When it came up a week later, I was ready to put it up and my song for the current week, but BD got reset back far enough that the last song I put up before BD went down got erased, and I just didn't feel like having to post three songs at once. And I couldn't remember what the song that got erased was, only the band, so I just said forget it. Maybe I'll start up again later in a new topic. Now as far as my BD History topic goes, there's two reasons I stopped that. The first one is that I just have a tendency to start and not finish things, like my Pokemon ROM hack. Secondly, the part of BD's History that I covered took place from BD's Opening, until we almost died. Almost every member who existed during this time no longer come around, in other words no one from that time really exists to know what happened. But after this tie period, the members who joined are still around today, so there's a few people around who know what BD was like for the majority of the time after my BD History topics end, so I don't really feel like I need to cover it. Also I feel like I wouldn't have much to say since nothing much major has happened since then aside from BDTL and changing site hosts. I thought about doing one final topic that covers where I left off to the present day, but I probably won't do it for the same reasons as above.
So yeah, that's my thoughts on posting and stuff. Camden wanted me to do something special for my 3000th post but I couldn't come up with anything because I lack creativity. I have failed you Camden D;
« on: June 16, 2011, 02:04:59 PM »
After seeing many other people starting runs of their 2nd Gen Pokemon games, the same night I had also decided to restart my copy of LeafGreen. After playing LeafGreen for a while, and hearing everyone else having fun playing Crystal (it was a Skype call), I too decided I would like to do a 2nd Gen game, only I didn't want to do a generic play-through. Unfortunately, Te-Jay beat me to it with his Nuzlocke Let's Play of Pokemon Red
. However I'm going to do my own Nuzlocke Challenge of Pokemon Crystal, only with slightly different rules. Admittedly, I have never played Crystal, only Gold and Silver, so this will be a new experience for me.
- If a Pokemon faints, it's "dead" and can't be used for the rest of the challenge.
- If you Black Out, you lose the challenge and must start over.
- You may only catch the first Pokemon you encounter in each area. If you kill it, you may not catch anything else, and if you find a Pokemon on a Route before you have PokeBalls, you may not go back to catch something once you do.
- You may not catch Legendary Pokemon. If a Legendary Pokemon is the first Pokemon encountered in an area where there are other Wild Pokemon, you may still catch the first non-Legendary Pokemon you find after the battle.
- If the first Pokemon you encounter in an area is one you have already caught, and is not dead, you may skip it and catch the next wild Pokemon you find to promote a more diverse team.
- You must nickname every Pokemon you catch. to promote a stronger bond between you and your Pokemon, making it more meaningful when one dies.
- Battle Style must be set to "Set", not "Switch".
The theme for my Pokemon's nicknames will be Mario Characters and Species of course. And unlike many things I start, I'm actually going to finish this D:
for Chapter 1: PokeFools
So I begin my adventure and make my way to Prof. Elm's Lab. On the way there, my Mom gives me the PokeGear. She asks m if I know how to use the phone, and even though I tell her yes, she explains it to me anyway. Foolish parents, they never listen, and they think they know everything, don't they? Anyways, I reach the Lab and Prof. Elm tells me that a friend of his, Mr. Pokemon, has made an interesting discovery, and wants me to go check it out for him. But wait! There's tall grass on the way there! How will I ever make it past all those mean Pidgeys that want to steal my lunch money? Luckily for me, Prof. Elm is nice enough to give me one of three newly discovered Pokemon! Now I don't know about you, but I'm standing there thinking, if it's newly discovered, wouldn't you rather keep it for yourself so you can properly study it? As I survey my choices, I decide on Cyndaquil. Why? Because Cyndaquil is the best. 2nd Gen is the only gen where I do not pick the grass starter, and I do not dislike water the most. Why? Because the water starters are often cutesy and dumb looking until they evolve (Oshawatt and Piplup anyone?) But Totodile is a complete bad-ass. I mean, he's a freaking crocodile. And Feraligator holds a special place in my heart as the first Pokemon I ever trained up to Lv 100 without a single Rare Candy. And as for the grass types, they're all epic but Chikorita. I hate that thing, it's just foolish and stupid looking. And for some reason, I just love Cyndaquil, even though I'm normally indifferent or don't like the fire starters either. Oddly enough, Cyndaquil is even my favorite starter out of all 15 of them. Oh, and in this game Thunder Punch is not only a TM, but a Special Attack, so once I get my hands on it he'll be unstoppable!
Anyway, I nickname him Mario, because Mario is the best, just like Cyndaquil, and I'm on my way, or so I think. His Aid stops me to give me a Potion. Please, I'm a pro. I've had this Cyndaquil for over 10 seconds, I think I can handle it. Now I'm on my way for real, and to my surprise, on Route 29 I encounter a Hoppip first. Again, I've never played Crystal, so I was like WTF? Hoppip at the beginning? Not that I had anything to catch it with, nor did I want a Hoppip for anything but to spam Splash until it's secret .000000000000000000000000000001% accuracy and a power of OVER 9000! kicks in a kills everything I will encounter for the rest of the game, so I press on. Nothing exciting happens until I reach Cherrygrove City, when this random old foolish dude wants to show me around town. There's like 4 buildings here, is it really possible for me to get lost? And the PokeCenter and PokeMart are labeled, I think I can tell them apart. Regardless, he gives me a Town Map app, so I guess that will help me keep track of where I have and haven't caught Pokemon. Again, nothing special happens until I reach Mr. Pokemon's house. Once inside, Mr. Pokemon hands me a Mystery Egg, and then Prof. Oak rambles on about how I'm a talented trainer. Of course, I already knew this. He then gives me the PokeDex and that fool then makes his way to Goldenrod so he can do his overrated Talk Show that no one really listens to, it just gets high ratings because he's famous. So I leave, and my phone rings. It's none other than that fool, Prof Elm. He tells me someone broke in and stole one of his Pokemon. Now, either Prof. Elm is a fool for not using the other Pokemon to stop him, or the thief is a fool for not taking both. I'm going with C, they're both fools.
I go back to Cherrygrove and heal Mario and try to get back to Prof. Elm's to stop the robber. But on my way out of Cherrygrove, some red-headed fool runs into me, saying how I'm weak and he's strong because he also got a Pokemon from the lab. Instantly, I know this fool must be the robber, and I can take him. So I'm like, "Please, fool! I've been with my Pokemon for a full 10 minutes! You stole yours a mere 40 seconds ago and you think you can stop me? Pfft!" So we engage in battle. This fool took the total bad-ass, Totodile, which I unfortunately now have to kill. Sorry Totodile, but maybe Elm should have helped you, eh? With Mario being Lv 9, I know I got this in the bag. To my dismay, Tackle misses almost every turn and I win with a mere 1 HP left. I also forgot that I had Potions since I normally never use them at all, so good thing Mario lived or I would had to start all over already. Since this is a Nuzlocke Challenge, I'll have to actually use them for once I suppose. What a complete waste of 10 minutes of my life that would have been? Kinda like typing this massive blog that no one will read. And think, this is only Chapter 1. Anyway, I barely manage to beat this nameless fool, and he runs off like a butt-hurt loser, Johning about how there was too much Button Lag or something like that. I go back to Prof Elm's, who is being ruthlessly interrogated by the police. He then turns on me as if I'm some sort of suspect, but luckily Prof. Elm knows who I am, and he doesn't even bother to ask me any questions. The police officer finds out I just battled the trainer who stole the Pokemon, and asks for his name. Obviously, the their was none other than Fool, I tell he officer. He thanks me for the information, I pray that Fool gets assaulted by the cops. He's such a jerk. Being the fool he is, Elm quickly forgets he just lost a very rare new Pokemon that he has yet to study, and asks what Mr. Pokemon had for him. When I show him the egg, he jumps back in astonishment, or maybe he was just trying to not jizz all over it. He tells me it will take time to study, and that I should go challenge the 8 Gyms of Jhoto and destroy the Elite 4, putting those fools in their place. As usual though, he does nothing to help me do this on my way out, and it's up to his Aid to give me some PokeBalls so this goal is actually obtainable. It would seem that his Aid is the only person in Jhoto who isn't a fool.
for Chapter 2: Training Foolishness
With my journey just kicking off, I go home to let my mom know where I'm going, because if I don't she'll just call me later and yell at me for not telling her, even though I'm 10 years old, which is clearly old enough to begin traveling the world on by myself. She asks me if I can send her some money to save it, but I know parents, they never spend your money on you want, only what they want. It's better off in my hands so I can buy some useful supplies down the road, like the many Potions I will need to survive this challenge. I may haste away from my Mom and towards 29, and once I get there some dude wants to show me how to catch Pokemon, and won't let me say no. Jerk. Anyway, he captures a Lv 5 Rattata, at 100%, with a single PokeBall. Pro. I leave, still in shock at his brilliant performance. I encounter some Wild Pokemon, but since I've already been here and found Pokemon before, I'm not allowed to catch them. Instead I make my way north to the dead-end Route 46. Once here, Immediately encounter a Lv 2 Geodude and sadface because I was hoping for a Jigglypuff and all it's Jiggly Puffness. Oh well, Geodude will come in handy for the first 3 Gym Battles. The battle drags on as it spams Defense Curl, and Mario's Tackle does a mere 1 damage with each hit. Finally, it's weak enough and I throw a Pokeball and capture it. I give it the nickname Whomp, despite Whomps being flat and Geodude is round. Looking back, perhaps Cleft would have suited it better, but I can always change it when I get to Goldenrod.
I go back to Elm's to heal Whomp and Mario, and then begin training. Despite Whomp's resistance to Normal, he is constancly almost defeated by Lv 3 Pidgeys and Sentrets until he finally reaches Lv 4. I train Whomp to Lv 10 to be even with Mario, and continue my journey. I reach Route 30 and, once again, can't catch anything. Now that I think about, I also still never bought any Potions. Anyway, I defeat all the fools who dare oppose me and I reach Route 31. Hoping for something good, I make my way into the tall grass and I encounter... A Lv 5 Bellsprout! Good, I was hoping for anything other than Caterpie and Weedle. Not that I hate them, I just wanted something better. I easily capture Bellsprout, only needing one Tackle attack to weaken it. I nickname it Petey, for lack of a better plantlike Mario species that resembles Bellsprout. I know there's one kind of Piranha that can walk like Bellsprout, but once it evolves it will float, so the name wouldn't be as accurate.
I go onto Violet City to heal Petey, and then go back to Dark Cave, figuring I would find a Zubat easily. Nope! Good thing I already have a Geodude, because I ran into about 10 of them before I finally a Lv 2 Zubat. Not wanting to accidentally OHKO it, I am forced to use Petey, which at this point is now Lv 9. Petey manages to slowly weaken it, but it only has 10 PP for Vine Whip, and Zubat still had about 20-30%. I threw a PokeBall, and caught it. Seeing as this Zubat is male, I am able to give it the epic nickname of Sir Swoop. Again, I heal my Pokemon, and real training foolishness begins.
Petey may have only had 10 PP, but at least there were Geodude's to fight. With Zubat, you only get 15 PP on a move with like 15 Base Power, and no STAB. My only option was to fight the Rattata in Sprout Tower. So I go in, and first I catch one of them, which was Lv 5, and name it Rat Funk.
Next, I begin training. Sir Swoop is only Lv 2, so at first I use the good ol' send out a weak Pokemon and switch training method. But once he reaches Lv 6, I let him fend for himself so he gets more EXP per battle. The battles drag on and on, with me having to heal it every 2 or 3 battles simply because he has no PP left. Finally he learns Supersonic, which helps when I run out of PP in the middle of a battle, but is not that reliable. When he finally reaches my target level, 12, to get him even with Mario and Whomp, I rejoice as I'm temporalily done with him. And then he learns Bite. FML. At least Rat Funk was faily easy to train, and Petey was already Lv 10 by this time so a few more Geodudes so he was done too. Now it's time to conquer the tower, and the first Gym.
for Chapter 3: Foolish Opposition
Now that my training is complete, it's time to battle some trainers. Of course, none of those fools will stand a chance against me anyway. I make my way into Sprout Tower and before I even get to the first trainer, I find a wild Ghastly and remembered something. Ghastly can only be found at night in Sprout Tower. Had I remembered this earlier, I would have waited until I got home from work before setting foot inside so it would have been night, then I could have caught one instead of a Rattata. And apparently it's almost a 100% encounter ratio too since I found about 8 of them before I finally run into Rattata again, so chances are I would have found Ghastly first had I done so. Such foolishness.
Now, as I said before, these fools don't stand a chance. Everyone in Sprout Tower, at least in G/S, only has only Bellsprout, except for two people who also have a Hoothoot for some reason, and they're all only Lv 3 and/or Lv 6. With Mario at my side, this was going to be a piece of cake. It turns out Crystal is not any different, as Mario destroys each and every one of those fools who dare challenge me, even evolving into Quilava along the way. Once I reach the top, I see the police have failed to apprehend that fool, Fool, who is mercilessly beating the Elder. But you know, if you're the police, why would you do anything about it when you can leave it up to a 10-year-old who is just leaving his house for the first time in his life? The Man's lackey's are, as usual, unreliable in every situation. Too coward to face me again, he flees the scene with an Escape Rope. I guess he couldn't stand another defeat at my hands. I guess for a fool, he's completely stupid. Anyway, despite just being defeated by Fool, the Elder somehow has 3 Pokemon with full health to take me on. Don't ask me how, I guess he just has a bunch of Max Revives and Max Elixirs or something. Anyway, that fool once again suffers defeat, this time by me, and I claim my useless prize, HM 05 Flash. Why exactly do they call it HM 05 when they amount of HMs doesn't even go up to 10? Seems like a waste of a data byte to me, no wonder they couldn't fit the Safari Zone into the game like they wanted to.
I leave and heal Mario, who has now leveled up to Lv 15, making for 3 level ups from fighting all those weak fools. Next stop is the Gym. With Whomp at my side, it should be just as easy as Sprout Tower, if not easier. Whomp quickly disposes of the two trainers inside, reaching Lv 13 along the way, but is unable to out speed the Pidgey the 2nd trainer has, and suffers 2 damage. I sadfaced, but arrogantly go right to challenge Falkner without healing him anyway. It's not like this fool stands a chance against me. He goes on about how electricity harming Flying Types is somehow an insult to them, even though it's 100% true. If I had a Pikachu you can bet I'd be using that right now. Our battle begins, and he leads with Pidgey. Like last time, Pidgey out speeds Whomp, but unlike last time, it uses Mud-Slap, lowering his accuracy. Whomp, however, impresses me by still landing a Rock Throw attack, KOing it. Next up is Pidgeotto, who does the same, but Whomp still lands his Rock Throw attack despite his -2 stages of accuracy. Yay for Whomp! I claim my useless prize and leave, only to be interrupted by none other Prof. Elm. Does he really have nothing better to do than stalk some random kid from his neighborhood? Anyway, for once he has something useful to say, I can keep the egg from earlier, and his Aid is in the PokeCenter waiting to give it to me. I claim the egg, and using the power of the Space Bar, I hatch it in about 30 seconds and get a Togepi. I'm unable to come up with a decent nickname though, and I put it in my PC, never to be used. Not that's it's good for much other than Mud-Slap spam and hoping that Metronome gives me Hyper Beam every time I use it anyway. And with that, I continue on my journey, hoping I don't have to encounter any more fools for the rest of my adventure.
Yeah right, like that will ever happen...
for Foolishness Leads to Rage
So I make my way to Route 32, hoping the first thing I find is a Mareep, which is one of my favorite 2d gen Pokemon for an in game team. To my dismay, I find a Wooper. I weaken it with Sir Swoop and capture it. I struggle to think of a nickname for it though. I spend many frustraiting mintes, trying to think of an aquatic enemy or ally that wasn't a Blooper or a Cheep-Cheep of some kind. Unfortunately, there aren't that many of them. and even though it's female, Eventually I named it Bubba, which is the species of fish that eats Mario in Super Mario 64 in Tiny-Huge Island. The problem with this name is that Bubba sounds kinda manly, but the Wooper is female, so I'm not too happy with the name and I am quite frustrated by it.
After spending some time training it, I defeat all the trainers in my way and reach Union Cave (or at least that's what I think it's called). Going in, I'm pretty sure that the only thing in there to catch that I don't already have is Onix and Sandshrew. I spend a good 30 minutes, holding the space bar, looking for one of those. But all I keep finding is Wooper, Zubat, and Geodude. Enraged, I decide f**k this, and move on.I guess Crystal removed these Pokemon from this cave. By this time, I have now boosted all my Pokemon from levels 13/14 to 16/17, so at least it wasn't a total waste of my time. As I reach the end of the cave, there are but a few steps left before the exit when a wild Pokemon appears. It's Onix. F**k you Onix! You couldn't have appeared a half hour ago before I gave up!? Luckily, my rules allow me to still catch Onix since it's the first Pokemon I found that I don't already have. Hooray. I switch to Sir Swoop, who I'm sure won't be able to KO it and use Bite. Bite reduces it's HP to just under 1/2. Seeing as Leech Life is not very effective against Onix, I use that next. It's a critical hit. Onix is KOed.
I am greatly enraged by this. This game is just filled with so much foolishness that it should be called Foolish Version. I should have stuck with Gold. Pissed off, I leave the cave, and there's some grass outside on Route 32. I spend a few minutes looking and I can't find anything new here, so I quickly give up, take out my frustration on the nearby Hiker, and go to Azela town. There, I see some fools dressed as Team Rocket blocking my entrance to the Gym. I entered a building to the north instead, and the old man who resides inside says those fools are really members of Team Rocket, and they're cutting off the tails of all the Slowpoke, and rushes out to save them. I follow him to the once blocked well, and inside find that he fell through, like the fool he is, breaking his back. There's a ladder there for a reason, use it. Figuring it would be easy to find a Slowpoke, I don't bother looking for one, as it will come to me. By now, my Onix induced rage is almost gone at least, but when I reach the second Rocket Grunt, the worst thing possible happens. Petey leveled up and wants to learn Poison Power. I'm thinking, yez! But then, I accidentally deleted Vine Whip! Vine Whip, the only useful attack Petey will have until it learns Razor Leaf at Lv 37! And that's if I don't evolve it! Now I'm stuck with Wrap and Poison Powder as my only attacks for doing damage!
I panic, and quickly make a save state that does not overwrite my actual save file, and then check when my last save was. My last save state was when I was trying to think of a nickname for Bubba.
Petey's usefulness has just dropped to almost 0, and my last save is too far back for me to want to do it all over. I'm super pissed now. Raging like a lunatic. I decide to take out my rage on the last two Rocket members, and encounter a wild Slowpoke after the first one. Finally, something goes my way. I catch it, and again, can't think of a nickname. I decide on Big Bertha, a fish enemy similar to Bubba, and even replaced Bubba in Super Mario 64 DS. Still raging however, I defeat the last Rocket member, claim my prize from Kurt, and flee the scene. I heal my Pokemon, not that I need to since I plan on only using Mario for the Gym, and I didn't use him at all in the well. Still blinded by fury, I go into the gym, and OHKO everything in there with Mario. The only Pokemon not OHKOed was Bugsy's Scyther, who was instead 2HKOed. I take that fools useless TM, and leave. I heal Mario, and head for the forest, only to be stopped by none other than Fool, who proceeds to call me weak. This time however, he has the guts to try to backup his claim. What a fool, I guess that's why his name is Fool. His f**king Ghastly paralyzes Bubba with only one Lick attack. I quickly realize that, to this point, I still
have not purchases one singe item from the Poke Mart. Not one Potion, PokeBall, or even any kind of status healing items. F**k. If it weren't for me finding some PokeBalls on the ground, I wouldn't even have been able to catch Slowpoke. Anyway, Bubba KOs Ghastly with a few Water Guns, and his Zubat is met with the same fate. But then he sends out Croconaw. My battle style, being set to Set, will not allow me to switch at the same time, however, and Bubba is down to 2 HP. I panic and switch to Petey, who I then remember does not have Vine Whip anymore.
I use Poison Powder, which misses several times before finally poisoning Croconaw. I then only have time to use Wrap twice before Petey is also down to a mere 8 HP.
My remaining choices are now Rat Funk, who is very weak defensively and will surely die, Whomp, who will get OHKOed by Water Gun, Mario, who will probably get 2HKOed, and can only hurt it with Tackle, and Sir Swoop. Sir Swoop it is. Sir Swoop comes out, and somehow manages to miraculously take it out with 2 Bites. Sure it was already weakened a bit, but I am still impressed. Butt-hurt, Fool runs away crying for his mommy. I heal my Pokemon, and continue on. Once inside the forest, I hope that now more than even I do not find a Caterpie first. Anything by Caterpie or Metapod. Please let it at least be a Paras! I meet my first wild Pokemon, and it's a Caterpie.
On top of that, it's only Lv 5, so I end up OHKOing it.
F**k this, I return that useless Farfetch'd to it's owner, get my for once not-so-useless prize, and take a break from this rage inducing game.
for Chapter 4: More Nickname Foolishness
So my first course of action as I resumed playing was to deleted Petey's Wrap attack and replace it with Cut, which makes him almost useful once more. I needed something with Cut to get through Ilex Forest, anyway. I left the forest to get a Charcoal from that fool who for some reason can't beat a Bug Gym Leader with a Flying Type, even if it won't obey him all the time, and go back in. The first thing I find is a Venonat, and my rage is back in an instant. F**k you Venonat! Why didn't you appear first so I could have actually caught something? Then after that, I find a Psyduck! I didn't even know there were wild Psyduck in here with surfing, and now I'm really mad at that Caterpie for being the first to appear.
Anyway, I go through the forest, get Headbutt, and defeat the trainer that's apparently in here. Must be another Crystal addition since I've never seen him before. I leave and reach Route 34 where I encounter a Drowzee and capture it. But, as with Big Berth and Bubba before him, I struggle to come up with a nickname. Knowing that Hypno is obviously a Hypnotist, I Googled Mario Wiki Hypnotist and get Psycho Kamek as the only result, due to him trying to Hypnotise Luigi in Mario & Luigi Superstar Saga. Psycho Kamek does not fit for a nickname, and I'm not really set on the name anyway, but I decide to just go with Kamek in the end, even though Drowzee is obviously not a turtle, since magic and hypnotism are kinda-sorta related, maybe. I defeat all the trainers in this area as well and then go into the daycare to use the PC and get Kamek out, replacing Petey, for now at least. Now that I actually have more than 6 Pokemon I would like to use, I will regularly rotate them in and out of the PC to make sure they are all evenly trained. This way, if one of them dies, I have a replacement ready to go, without the need to do any training.
For whatever reason, I talked to the Day-Care man and he says he has an egg that he doesn't want. Again, another Crystal addition I was unaware of. I put Kamek back into the PC to get the egg, and talk to the Day-Care lady, and am disappointed that she doesn't have one for me as well. Like last time, I use the awesome powers of the Space Bar to hatch the egg. Unlike last time, it takes much longer than a mere 30 seconds to hatch. A lot longer, probably a couple minutes. Anyway, it hatches into an Igglybuff. I am once more disappointed, though for all I knew it could have been a Magikarp in there, so I guess it's better than nothing. However, I am once more unable to come up with a nickname. I couldn't even come up with anything close. Actually, as I type this, I just thought that maybe Puff would have worked, seeing as the Jigglypuff like puffs, but too late for that since I decided to just throw it into my PC, never to be used again. Shortly afterwards, I find a wild Jigglypuff on the same route. Why did thy give me an Igglybuff egg on the same route I can catch Jigglyuff on? It makes no sense at all.
And now the real fun begins. The Gym Leader of this town has the infamous Miltank that will destroy any Pokemon in your party in only a couple hits. But for the first time ever, I am prepared. I have Whomp with me, but he's only Lv 19 at the time. So I decide that the best way to do this is to only use Whomp to defeat every trainer possible until I fight Whitney. Lucky for me, many of the trainers here use Electric and Fire Pokemon. Yay easy EXP! While disposing of the trainers on Route 35, Whomp tries to learn Selfdestruct. At first, I'm like Hellz Yeah! Then I remember this is a Nuzlocke challenge and that would be a bad idea. After all the trainers are done begging for mercy, I encounter a wild Psyduck! I capture it and once more struggle to think of a nickname. But this time I know I've seen a duck somewhere, I just know it! Using the power of the interwebz, I find what I was looking for. Dangerous Ducks are enemies in Wario Land: Super Mario Land 3. Dangerous Duck is of course too long of a nickname, but the Mario Wiki article states that is it often abbreviated to D.D., so I nickname him D.D., and then get him out of the PC and put Bubba in.
Isn't he epic looking?
I decide to train Kamek here for a bit, but only raise him from Lv 12 to Lv 16 before getting bored, and then I start training Whomp since he's close to evolution. Once he evolved, I go into Nation Park and get a Quick Claw from some fool who thinks she's in school but she's not cool and give it to Whomp. I decide not to take my chances with the Big Catching contest and I encounter a wild Spinarak, which I name Pider after I catch it. Hooray for an easy nickname to come up with! Next I defeat all the trainers here and I'm on my way. At some point Whomp tried to learn Harden, so for lulz I deleted Defense Curl for it. I then reach Route 36 and finally encounter a Hoothoot! I rejoice because Hoothoot is a Pokemon I wanted from the start. But wait! Closer inspection reveals that this Hoothoot is only Lv 4!
I am stricken with rage once more! WTF is this Lv 4 Hoothoot doing here this late in the game!? I remember in Gold and Silver, there were other wild Pokemon here, of a much higher level! I've been jipped! It may be weak, but I want it anyway! My Pokemon are far too powerful to weaken it, and I forget that Kamek has Hypnosis to put it to sleep, so I just throw a Great Ball and catch it. I nickname it Hoot, in reference to Hoot the Owl from Super Mario 64, and go back to Goldenrod City to battle the trainers in the Underground. That's two easy nicknames in a row! I'm on a roll now! I defeat them easily with Whomp, and get a Coin Case. I then head for the Game Corner to check out the available Pokemon, hoping Dratini is an option like in Gold ans Silver. It's not. Instead, it's f**king Wobuffette, who will not make this Nuzlocke Challenge easy at all. But I see Cubone on the list, and decide to get it. I forget what the other option was, but Cubone was obviously far superior. Since I still have not bought anything at this point aside from 10 Great Balls, I am easily able to afford enough coins for Cubone and I nicknamed it Dry Bones, referencing the skull on it's head. I had to remove Dangerous Duck from my party to get Dry Bones, so I just let him stay with me while I go take on Whitney.
I make quick work of all the trainers inside, heal up at the Pokemon Center, and go back to face Whitney. By this time, Whomp is Lv 28, so I know I got this. Whomp OHKOs Clefairy with Rock Throw, and Miltank comes out. Miltank makes the first move with Stomp, but Whomp shakes it off taking little damage from it. I use Rock Throw, and it does just a little less than 50% damage to Miltank. On the next turn, Whomp's Quick Claw kicks in and Whomp KOs Miltank with Rock Throw. I don't know why it did so much more damage than last turn without being a critical hit, but I don't question it as Whomp levels up to Lv 29, and I declared the winner. Of course, Whitney won't accept that her Miltank was bested so easily, and she cries like a baby. Forgetting that she never gave me my badge, I try to leave but I am stopped by a trainer, who explains that Whitney is just a cry baby pansy who can't stand to lose. I talk to her again and she gives my badge and, surprise surprise, another useless TM. I'm glad this is finally over with because now I have a lot of training to do. Everyone has fallen very far behind Whomp because of this whole ordeal, and while I don't intend to train them all that much, I need to get all my Pokemon up to at least Lv 20 to match Mario and Sir Swoop. Petey, Bubba, and Rat Funk are all Lv 18, so they're close, but Hoot is only Lv 4, Dangerous Duck is Lv 13, Pider is Lv 14, Dry Bones is Lv 15, and Kamek is Lv 16, so it's going to take a while to train them. Good thing I have access to the Day-Care now. Oh, and Big Berth is still just Lv 8, but I am still undecided about whether I'm going to use her or not.AND! As I was editing my post with all my Pokemon, I added in Igglybuff and noticed that it knows Dizzy Punch! I may actually use it now simply because I like this attack, but if I do it's only Lv 5 so it needs a lot of training too. It's also Shiny!
for Chapter 5:Lack Of Foolis... Damn!
To start off I went to the Department Store to buy each of the Elemental Punches because I forgot to earlier. I then begin my training. While training, I put Hoot into the Day-Care for a while and focus on my other Pokemon. Once I have trained Dry Bones and Dangerous Duck to Lv 20, and have trained Pider 2 levels, I rememred that Hoot was still in the Day-Care and hurry to get him out before they end up deleteing a move I want. I get back Hoot, who is now Lv 13, which works out good since the wild Pokemon on Route 35 are Lvs 11-13, and saved because I had to leave. When I came back I finished training Hoot, Rat Funk, Pider, and Kamek to Lv 20, and I then decide to teach Dangerous Duck Ice Punch. If he's still alove when I reach the Elite 4, Dangerous Duck will destroy Lance with a combination of Surf and Ice Punch. I then went to get the next group of Pokemon out of my PC. So far, so good, as for once, nothing foolish is happening.
I withdraw Petey and Bubba from my PC, and then I decide that I will train Big Bertha, Igglybuff, and Togepi as well, just in case someone dies and I need them. I decide to nickname my Igglybuff Ruff Puff, at leat for now, and suddenly I come up with a nickname for Togepi. Jr. Troopa. I facepalm, as it seems so obvious now, especially since I rcently restarted the origional Paper Mario. I may change it's name later though, since when it evoles it won't be wearing an egg and thus will not look as much like Jr. Troopa. Anyway, I begin my training, and I decide not to put Ruff Puff and Jr. Troopa into the Day-Care because I want their happiness to increase by being with me. I'm not 100% sure that Ruff Puff evolves via happiness, but my Internet has been down since Monday so I can't check to make sure, so I'm writing this in Notepad in case I forget what happened.
So the training begins, and it's a long, greuling process. I start with Jr. Troopa who, with it's lack of attacking moves, is very annoying to train, because I gave to send it out, then switch to either Big Bertha, Bubba, or Petey to KO. At least I was training multiple Pokemon at once this way, and Big Bertha was only Lv 8 so it would make it easier to train her later. Even once Jr. Troopa is Lv 15+ it's difficult because it only has Metronome. I tried actually fighting with him but Metronome often gaves me attacks like Focus Energy, so I go back to what I was doing. Fortunatly I don't find doing this very annoying, and I eventualy get him to Lv 20 and begin with Ruff Puff.
I do the same with Ruff Puff, but only until it's Lv 10 or so, because with Dizzy Punch it can now fend for itself. But then, something horrible happens. Something almost as bad as when I deleted Petey's Vine Whip attack. Almost. Around Lv 15, I forget what level exactly, Ruff Puff tried to learn Sweet Kiss. And I accidentally deleted Dizzy Punch.
Damn you, foolishness! I was doing so good to, but you just had to come back and ruin that, didn't you! I rage and panic, and without even thinking about it I resume playing from the last time I saved, which was all the way back when I got Hoot out of the Day-Care. I could have let it go, but Dizzy Punch is such a good move. And it's not like Petey where he'll eventually learn Razor Leaf, there is no upgraded version of Dizzy Punch. Besides, it's too late now. I deicde to once again consult the powers of the Space Bar to re-do everything, and eventually get back to where I was, and keep going, getting Jr. Troopa, Ruff Puff, Big Bertha, Petey, and Bubba to Lv 20.
So I go to the PC and get out the team I intend to use when I face Morty so I can train it, which is Mario, Sir Swoop, Jr. Troopa, Ruff Puff, Dry Bones, and Dangerous Duck. I'm using Jr. Troopa and Ruff Puff for two reasons. Because they're Normal Type, they can't be hurt by the draded Shadow Ball attack. Though I think Ghost is Physical before 4th gen so it reallly shouldn't do much anyway, but I'm not taking chances. I could also teach Jr. Troopa Mud-Slap for a Super Effective/accuracy lowering combination. Also because if they're with me, instead of in the PC, their happiness will increase. Dangerous Duck knows Confusion, Sir Swoop knows Bite, and Dry Bones knows Bone Club, which will also all be Super Effective. Dry Bones also has a high Defense to help him against the Phsycial Shadow Ball attack. And Mario simply because he's Mario.
I go the the flower shop and get the Squirtbottle I was told about earlier, and head for Route 36. Once there, I use the Squirtbottle on the odd tree, and it attacks me! The tree turns out to be a cleveryly disguised Sudowoodo, and at first I intend to caprute it, until I remember that I'm still on Route 36 and I already caught something here. so I KO it with Dry Bones, and go on my way. I go to the right and talk to the fat guy who was starting obsessivly at Sudowoodo before, and he gives me Rock Smash for a job well done. I then go back north to Route 37, and I spotted some tallk grass, and decide to check it out. For some reason it takes a while, but finally a wild Pokemon appears and it's a Lv 15 Pidgey. I easily capture it and nickname it Kelpto, and that means that the last 4 Pokemon I caught I was able to easily come up with nicknames for! After the battle, I take a few steps and suddenly, I"M BLIND AAAAHHHH!!!! Oh wait, it's just daytime now. I was playing at night before, and apparently it turns into daytime at 4 AM. My eyes finally adjust to my suddently insanely bright screen, and I continue on my path, defeating the Twins and the Psyhic on the way to Ecruteak City, and saving my game so I can take a break.
for Chapter 6: PokeFools 2
I entered the PokeCenter in Ecruteak and someone comes down from upstairs and talks to the nurse, then tells me that I can now use the Time Capsule to trade with the past. But if I trade anything that didn't exist in the past, the space-time continuum would overload and destroy us all, and then leaves for his home in Goldenrod. Baffled, I heal my Pokemon then chase after him to give him a piece of my mind. He made absolutely no sense at all. How can you possibly tell me that all these Pokemon in Jhoto just suddenly appeared out of nowhere? People have been living here their whole lives, and you expect me to beleive no one has ever seen a freaking Hoothoot or even a Sentret until recently? Impossible! I reached his house and explain to him that his theory is flawed on many accounts, and he admits defeat, giving me an Eevee that some poor fool accidentally traded through time while Bill was finished the Time Capsule. I decide I'll nickname it later, once I know which Eeveelution I want. I'm leaning towards Jolteon or Umbreon right now, since they're my favorites, and I don't have an Electric Type, and there are no Dark Types to catch until you get to Kanto (kinda ironic since Dark types weren't introduced until 2nd Gen).
I went back to Ecruteak City and enter a small building with some girls dancing inside. There's a Pokemon in the middle of the building, which turns out to be a Rhydon, and man tanding near it. He tells me that he has challenged the dancers to many Pokemon battles in the past, but he and his Rhydon can never win, but if I win, he'll give me a prizeTo be honest, I'm scared. Rhyhorn doesn't evolve until Lv 55 or something, so if he couldn't win, how can I? Nevertheless, I challenge them anyway! They all just had once of the Eeveelutions, at Lv 17, and I disposed of them easily. Even Jr. Troopa and Ruff Puff were able to take one down on thier own. This guy must be an awful trainer if he couldn't win with a Rhydon. The old man gives me Surf, which is for once a not-so-useless prize, and I leave. I heal my Pokemon, and head for the Gym. Once inside, some green old dude literally pushes me out and tells me Morty, the Gym Leader, is not here, so I can't challenge him. Dissapointed, I head north and discover the Burned Tower.
Once inside, a man named Eusine greets me, and tells me there is a Legendary Pokemon, Suicune, here. I investigate, and run into a wild Koffing. I captured it and named it Poison Puff. Poison Puff however was one character too long, so I shortened it to PSN Puff. As I explore the tower, I find Fool. He goes on about how I'm weak or something, I wasn't really listening to him because it's the same crap every time, and he challenges me to a battle. His team is similar to last time, only he added a Magnemite, so I easily take him down. Croconaw was, again, the only issue without any Grass attacks, but he still was defeated easily. Fool then tells me this is why he hates challenging wimps like me, because there's no challenge in it. He must have thought he was me in that battle because it certainy was no challenge for me, while he was struggling to do anything at all. Oh Fool, will you ever stop being so foolish? Anyway, out not-so-intense-battle somehow opened up a hold in the floor, and I fell through. I spot three Pokemon standing there who, once I approached them, run off in different directions. One of them circles around me for a bit before running off, and I begin to leave only to be stopped bu Eusine, who tells me that was Suicune, and he was jizzing in his pants like a school-girl because he saw it's blur running by. Oh what a fool, imagine how upset he'd be if I told him Suicune stopped right in front of me. He runs off before I can tell him this, and I too leave.
I go back the to Gym and easily dispose of all the trainers, but I don't face Morty just yet as I remembered that his Gengar also has Dream Eater, and panic. I have nothing that can beat it now, because AI cheats and gives everyone but you 100% accuracy with Hypnosis, and and Gengar will be faster than everyone, even my recently evolved Sir Swoop, who is weak to Psychic attacks anyway. Basically, I'm screwed. So it's decided, I will have to get an Umbreon. I can always catch a Magnemite on the next route anyway so Jolteon will not be neccesay. The only problem is, it's day time. I'll now have to wait several hours before I can get an Umbreon, and there's still the matter of maxing out his happiness. Curse you foolishness, you never go away, do you?
for Chapter 7: Happiness Foolishness
So I begin my training, but I do not start by training Eevee. I put him into my party so his happiness will slowly build up, and I also bring along Sir Swoop, Ruff Puff, and Jr. Troopa since they also need to evolve by happiness. F**K you happiness evolutions. Not only that, but I want to wait so that he can earn as many of Umbreon's moves as possible, and since my internet is still down, I can't check to see when that will be. So I start with Poison Puff and Kelpto by training on Route 37. Poison Puff only knows Tackle, Smog, and Poison Gas, so training him is not easy, and it doesn't help that every Growlithe I find uses Roar, and the wild Pidgeys and Pidgeottos spam Sand-Attack, but he slowly levels up anyway. While here, I even ecounter Entei! Not that I can catch it anyway since I already found something on Route 37, and it just flees before Poison Puff can attack. Jerk.
Because I have to keep switching to Klepto to keep Poison Puff from dieing, Kelpto eventually evolves and I decide to try a different training area where Poison Puff needs to assistance. I deicde to try the cave, apparently named Mt. Mortar, off to the right of Ecruteak and inside all I seem to be finding is Zubat, Golbat, Rattata, and Raticate, so it works out great. As I explore the cave, I suspect that I may have never been in here before because it doesn't look familiar. In Gold and Silver I thought you needed Flash in this cave, but maybe I was wrong. Eventually I find another exit to the cave and I'm back on Route 42. I skipped the trainers here and went right for the tall grass, where I found a Lv 16 Fearow and caught it, naming it Radonkel. ZOMG 5 for 5 now. I then travel north just to try find another wild Pokemon here and I encounter a Venomoth, and catch it as well. But this time I am struggling to come up with a nickname. But then I recall that in Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story there are Snifits with wings that come to help the Flifits. This is unfortunately the best I can come up with, however, I don't know what they're called and I can't find a name for them, so decide to name Venomoth Snifly. Yay for lack of creativity.
Anyway, I go back to the cave and try to level up Sir Swoop to see if he'll evolve and, he doesn't. And if Sir Swoop doesn't have enough happiness to evolve yet, there's no way the rest of my Pokemon will, so I go back to Ecruteak, but on my way out of the cave I find something new! It's a Machop, and I almost end up KOing it with one of Sir Swoop's Bites, but it lives and I catch it, naming it Macho Grubba. I then try going west of Ecruteak to look for more Pokemon and catch a Magnemite, naming it Watt.
Afterwards, I just train my new Pokemon, Radonkel, Snifly, Macho Grubba, and Watt, and wait for my Pokemon's happieness to increase. Once they are trained to my liking, Lv 20-21 like the rest of my Pokemon, I examine my PC and take another look at who I have to face Morty. I definately want Umbreon, but I still only have an Eevee. Watt's resistances to both Ghost and Psychic will come in handy, and it now knows Thunder Wave which will help me cripple that Gengar. Hoot is now in for his immunity to Ghost, I'll just need to get him to learn Confusion first. Dangerous Duck is of course still in this as well, but I'm unsure who else to take. Morty is going to be a bigger problem than Whitney. I need Umbreon or I may not come out of this without losing any Pokemon. While training my chosen Pokemon, I encountered a Shiny Rattata! Too bad that this is a ROM and a 2nd gen game, otherwise I would catch it.
Finally, my Internet is working so I can check out when Eevee and Umbreon will learn certain moves. Eevee will learn Bite at Lv 30, which Umbreon will not, so I decide to start training Eevee as is, for now. I suppose it's also time to give it a nickname, but once again, I draw a blank. But I'll think of something eventually.
The training begins, and it just seems to drag on... And on... And oh there's Raikou! And on... Until finally, Eevee evolves! Just kidding. Though I did level up Ruff Puff to see how high it's happiness was for reference, and it evolved! Yay! Next I try Jr. Troopa, who also evolves! Sir Swoop follows, so now only Eevee is left. So the wait goes on... And on.. And on... And there's Raikou again! But this time Eevee has quick attack so I actually get to do some damage to it before it runs, not that it does a lot. And it still goes on... And it's Entei again! And then Eevee reaches Lv 29. I now stop training so I can evolve it at Lv 30 so it learns Bite and Confuse Ray, so I ride my back back and forth in a pathetic attempt to increase it's happiness. After about an hour of rapidly pressing left and right while watching TV to pass the time, I go level it up, and it evolves! Finally! I hate happiness evolutions.
Apparently there's a character limit of 50000 per post, so on to the next one!
« on: March 04, 2011, 10:45:53 PM »
Yes, a Skittles Tier List, inspired by this post made by Camden in uzi's BD troll tier list (on which no one is even a real troll).
Yawn. Boring. Skittles tier list go go.
This tier list contains only the 5 original flavors of skittles, because I have not recently had any other kinds to remember how they compare.
*Positions are interchangeable as I cannot make up my mind about which I think is better
Discuss Skittles and Post your own Skittles Tier Lists!
« on: February 09, 2011, 11:47:34 PM »
For every Shop Category with more than one page, many or all of the items available appear to be in there twice. This may be a glitch of some kind though since, for example, when I bought Norfair and Rainbow Cruise, both of the Norfair and Rainbow Cruise items stock amounts decreased by 1, and they both said 1 sold.
« on: December 22, 2010, 01:04:37 AM »
There's not really a spot for requests that aren't for a specific person, so if this is the wrong place to post I apologize
So in my blog I posted a topic for the Pokemon ROM Hack
I'm creating. In this hack I want to include some Fakemon. However, I am a terrible artist and so I can't do it myself. I'd much rather just do the programing part while someone else who can actually draw makes the Pokemon.
Initially a friend of mine (who was the one who suggest I make my own hack in the first place) was going to be drawing some, but a couple days ago he randomly decided he wasn't going to anymore (jerk D:<). Luckily before this I had enlisted the help of Bob so my other friend wouldn't have to draw them all on his own.
But now it's just Bob. I did attempt to make one of my own after that happened but I failed horribly. This is where you come in, I need some people who can either draw some Pokemon, can make sprites for the Pokemon, or, even better, do both. If you can't do both that's fine so long as there is at least one person who can make the sprites.
I'm not going for a full 150 new Pokemon or anything, maybe 75 at the most, but it depends on how many people sign up. If you sign up, you'll have complete freedom to make any kind of Pokemon you want (what it's based on, amount of evolutions, stuff like that), though there will be a few specific ones I'll frequently request (I may request a Pokemon based on a certain animal, one with a certain type combination, things like that).Current Fakemon Team:
How To Sign up:
To Sign up, just post a sample of your work. However, for the sample I would like to see your design for one of the following:
Grass Type Starter
Fire Type Starter
Water Type Starter
A Water Type that would be common in the game
(Regional Pidgey/Rattata is just what I call the Flying Type and Normal Type Pokemon you find early in the game that are everywhere)
A beta will probably not be released until I at least have the first 5 of those D:
for Tips For Submissions:
The Grass type starter is usually based on a reptile (exception is Bulbasaur, it's more like a Frog)
One of the evolutions of the Fire Type Starter is usually based on some kind of myth related to the animal it is (the exception is Cyndaquail, who is just epic anyway)
The Water Type is always based on an aquatic animal (duh)
The regional Rattata is generally based on a small mammal that is somewhat or very common in real life. It also only gets one evolution.
Same for the regional Pidgey, only it's a small bird not a mammal ._. (again, duh) Though it can have more than one evolution (but it must have at least one)
Again, waters types are generally based on fish and other sea creatures/animals that live near water of course O_o
I only require the basic form of each of the Pokemon listed above, not their full evolutionary line.
for Other Things To Know
1. Sprites generally do not use a black outline, this is generally only used when needed to separate body parts of the same color, or to show details (but even then it can be done without black lines)
2. Sprites are 64x64
3. No more Fire/Fighting type starters! Insta-rejection if you try to submit one
4. The fire type starter usually gains a secondary form during one of it's evolutions (the exception, again, is Cyndaquail)
5. Study lots of sprites and the Ken Sugimori art. Get a feel for how I don't require anything that is that professional looking, but it may help out a lot.
6. Don't forget to draw/sprite the Pokemon from the back too!
7. Including the gray background of the sprite, sprites use a 16 color pallete. The background's color code is #c8c8a8
« on: December 04, 2010, 08:55:14 PM »
Not too long ago UzimakiBarrage mentioned that he was going to be starting to play Pokemon Shiny Gold X Version. Curious, I decided to check it out and hen showed it to my friend. He then half-joking/half-seriously suggested that I make my own Pokemon game, and I decided to do so as long as he would make up some new Pokemon for it. And so, after a couple weeks of work, frustration, and rage (but mostly rage), this is what I have completed so far.
Hack Name: Pokemon Unknown Version
Hack Of: Pokemon FireRed Version
Download Patch: http://www.mediafire.com/?33qbg2n826oqt4d
Download Lunar IPS (needed to apply the patch): http://fusoya.eludevisibility.org/lips/
You need a clean, unmodified Pokemon FireRed ROM to apply the patch successfully.
Region Name: Misho Region
Regional Professor: Professor Oak (recently moved from Kanto)
When you use Cut, either an Egg or the ? Sprite will appear instead of the Pokemon that knows it.
Errors (Not Glitches):
- Text glitch in the intro when Oak introduces your rival
- Mom still says (Region Name) instead of Misho Regionand Prof. instead of Prof. Oak (FIXED)
- The guy in the 3rd house in Fukachi Town doesn't have a script, so if you talk to him the game will freeze
- Sound effects needed when the Rocket Grunt runs into you on Route 1 (couldn't get them to work when I first made that but now I know how)
- All the Wild Pokemon on Route 2 are Lv 9 (FIXED)
- Guy in the Pokemart in Fusho Town lets you buy the mart's items
- Girl in the same Mart does nothing
- People in the buildings that lead into the forest still say things related to Viridian Forest (FIXED)
- Fishing in Mitou Forest may result in finding a (FIXED)
Attack Changes: Rock Smash Power 20 -> 55
Pokemon Changes: Pokemon that evolve via trade now will evolve through level up (list soon)
Eevee evolves into Umbreon via Moon Stone
Eevee evolves into Espeon via Sun Stone
Feebas Evolves via Happiness
As with all Pokemon games except RSE, you start out in your room. But in my hack when you go downstairs you find your mom, 3 Pokeballs containing the starter Pokemon, and your best friend/rival.
Your mom talks to you, and tells you that you get to pick one, blah blah blah...
For now I'm just using Bulbasaur, Squirtle, and Charmander as the starters until the new ones are made.
After picking your starter, your friend leaves and you mom gives you a Potion and a hold item that corresponds to your starting Pokemon.
So you are then free to leave your home, and after you take a few steps into Route 1 member of Team Rocket runs into you.
He gets mad at you for being in his way and wants to steal your Pokemon to make up for you costing him time.
Decapitalization ftw, now it doesn't look like the game is screaming at you all the time.
I don't know how to continue the script if you lose a battle, and so I made it easy by just giving him two Level 2 Eevees. And since you have a Potion from your mom, and possibly another one if you got it out of the PC in your room, it' should be impossible to lose.
Upon reaching Fusho Town, the Poke Mart is blocked off (so you can't buy Pokeballs before you have a PokeDex), the dude in the way will say it's currently under renovations, and so is the Novice Gym. The guy guarding the Novice Gym won't let you through until you're a "certified trainer", which means until you have a PokeDex (which is your certification). Go into Oak's lab and talk to him to get the Pokedex, after which the guy guarding the mart will be gone too. The Novice Gym is a good indicator to how the difficulty of the rest of the game will be (still trying to make it hard enough to beat without it being too hard). You won't be able to leave town until you have your PokeDex (your rival guards the exit) and once you have it he will challenge you to a battle.
Your rival will not be easy to beat, so don't try to leave until you have at least 4 Pokemon at Lv 12 or you've beaten the novice gym.
Route 2 just has some trainers, and an item that may be useful to you.
The next town has the first Gym, and your progress is halted by a forest which you need Cut to get through. There's also another obviously noticeable building there which I suggest checking out, lots of good stuff in there. If you can't find Cut, the old man in the house in the upper left gives it to you.
I just threw this together this in Photoshop as a base idea. It's still subject to change, but for now it's what I'm going with. The names of all the towns and cities will be, like the name of the region, a Japanese word hat means mysterious, unknown, or some other similar word. The route numbers will probably just start at 1.
Afterward I began to design the actual places in the map.
Looks a lot like pallet Town, because it is, except I replaced Oak's lab with a house and changed the boarder to be mountainous.
This is where I realized I'm terrible at designing things from scratch. At first, for grass really all I did was make spots at random and then just decided to connect them, and then I just made the border into something that wasn't a plain old straight line (like how Kanto's Route 1 is with trees)
The first town is really nothing special, it's got the Professor's lab, a Poke Mart, a Poke Center, and a Novice Gym. Challenging the Novice Gym won't earn you a badge, it's just for the heck of it. I've also recently added the Name Rater's House since I can't figure out how to let you name your starter when you get it (there's supposed to be a way, but it doesn't work for some reason).
Novice Gym Interior:
Prof. Oak's Lab:
There will be a few trainers here and some wild Pokemon that couldn't be caught on Route 1, but that's about it. It's less chaotic looking than Rote 1 and looks more like a route that could have been in a real game.
Rather than going with Type Specific Gyms like the real games, I'm going to probably have gyms whose Pokemon share a common theme like Pokemon with 4 legs or something (that won't be one of them though, it's just an example). I have a list of all 8 I'm going to use but I'm going to keep them a secret D:
And that's all I have so far, but I'm going to keep working on this and if people are interested I'll post more as I finish it. The storyline beyond the first Gym probably won't be revealed though, and when I get that far I may release some kind of demo for people to try.