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Odd Egg hatched; got a Cleffa. Neat.

No shiny, though.


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Odd Egg hatched; got a Cleffa. Neat.

No shiny, though.
Can it learn the elemental punches?


 
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Odd Egg hatched; got a Cleffa. Neat.

No shiny, though.
Can it learn the elemental punches?
as soon as she evolves, yeah

boosting friendship is so slow in gen 2, though, with no good ways to farm it

at least in crystal, they made it so happiness gained via level up is doubled if you're training in the area where you first met, so i've been taking note of that (fortunately, both the eggs hatched while in the forest)


 
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gonna try something unorthodox

i used to not fear whitney as much as the average person, but since i experienced a literal full-team wipe against her in my silverlocke, i'm not gonna fuck around with her anymore

in gold/silver, you had a 60% chance of finding a nidoran of either gender on route 35, just north of goldenrod city, which learns double kick, making it useful in-theory vs. whitney (especially if you find a male one)

but in crystal, this route's encounter table was overhauled, and now you can only find nidoran in national park

HOWEVER, according to bulbapedia, when a yanma outbreak occurs in crystal, not only does this make yanma easier to find, it also seems to revert the route's encounter table back to how it used to be in gold/silver—which, assuming this isn't an error on bulbapedia's part, makes it possible to find nidoran on the route again

so as i train cleffa, i'm just riding around, waiting for bug catcher arnie to call me about a yanma outbreak

it's either that, or i try to go for the 10% abra encounter (for the machop trade)

if it doesn't work and bulbapedia is inaccurate, then at least i'll have done it for science


 
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all right, so i'm not sure what just happened tbh

after i removed all of my other contacts to ensure that arnie calls me as much as possible to let me know about yanma outbreaks, he finally does it

so i rush over there, and because i was training my venonat at the time, i decided to use venonat's sweet scent to get the encounter, just for a bit of fun or something, not thinking it would actually make any real difference

my encounter wound up being an abra, which meant either of two things:
1. bulbapedia is wrong, and yanma outbreaks in crystal do not revert the route's encounter table back to g/s
2. using sweet scent to get the encounter was a mistake, because it may have prematurely ended the outbreak

so i searched and searched for yanma for about the normal duration of an outbreak, which is 30 real-time minutes

never found one, so my running hypothesis atm is that using sweet scent like a retard actually fucks everything up, but the only way for me to verify this is to test it once again (meaning i have to wait for another outbreak)

but i mean, whatever, at least i got a pretty solid encounter out of it

fortunately, since i lead with gastly, i was able to use mean look to prevent it from teleporting away, making it the cleanest and most efficient abra capture i've ever had

do i trade it for a machop, though? i know i said earlier that i wasn't going to do that, but now that i actually have one, and i don't really have any other offensive options against whitney, i'm actually starting to consider that as an option
Last Edit: February 07, 2018, 12:02:35 PM by Verbatim


 
 
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My Bug-Catching Contest encounter: ANOTHER Scyther.

it's like me and this pokémon were just meant to be or something

and he STILL got 2nd place wtfffffff
Scyther's pretty fucking cool too.


 
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i think i might just go ahead and trade the abra, honestly

after what happened with whitney last time, it'll be extremely satisfying to just one-shot everything with machop

i won't be entirely missing out on a powerful psychic-type, either, since i plan on evolving the eevee into an espeon


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My Bug-Catching Contest encounter: ANOTHER Scyther.

it's like me and this pokémon were just meant to be or something

and he STILL got 2nd place wtfffffff
Scyther's pretty fucking cool too.

he probably lost to a metapod or somethin'


 
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to follow up on my last few posts: it turns out that i actually discovered a glitch

i use the word "discovered" because, as far as i'm able to tell, this glitch has yet to be documented on bulbapedia, serebii, or anywhere else, and as soon as i'm able to provide evidence for it, i intend to edit some articles over there

it has to do with the move sweet scent being used outside of battle to produce an encounter during an outbreak

long-story short: during an outbreak, if you decide to use sweet scent outside of battle rather than just walking through the tall grass like normal, the outbreak will end prematurely and you won't get the thing you're looking for

i was able to confirm this after getting arnie to alert me of a second yanma outbreak, WITHOUT using sweet scent that time, after noticing that something seemed a little "off" about the first one

this also confirms that crystal's encounter tables revert back to gold/silver tables during outbreaks, which is so fucking bizarre to me

not sure if the glitch happens anywhere outside of Crystal VC, but given how faithful these ports have been to the original games, it seems safe enough to say that it applies across the board for all gen 2 games on all platforms

at least it wound up working out for me in the end, since i traded the abra i found for a machop and slaughtered the shit out of whitney with it

currently about to fight morty
Last Edit: February 09, 2018, 04:13:14 PM by Verbatim


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Da Husk.
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Supposed leaked starters for Gen 8 look like shit tbh but if I had to pick one I'd go with the platypus.


 
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Crystal progress:

Training to fight Clair. Four deaths total.

The squad:



More than six, because I simply can't decide on who should be mainstays. Bayleef, Graveler, and Noctowl are the earliest three that I use the most consistently, but everyone else is in constant flux and all have their own niche roles on the team, which is kinda cool. It's rare that I have this much variety, especially in Gen II of all things.

Bayleef should be evolving shortly, which will be hype. It's rare for my starter to make it this far, and for it to be the weakest starter in the entire series is pretty exciting for me.

I ban trading with anyone who isn't an NPC for my nuzlockes, so Machoke and Graveler won't be fully evolved at any point in the run. As such, they'll probably be retired soon, unless I need them for Strength.

i could evolve Clefairy and Growlithe, but they both learn some of their best moves at level 53 and level 50, respectively, so they'll be stuck this way for awhile yet unfortunately.

In the box, I have Suicune, Voltorb, Poliwhirl, Goldeen, Tentacool, Chinchou, Scyther, Pidgey, Magikarp, Zubat, and Spearow, and then I have two Aipom in the daycare, male and female, who I haven't checked up on at all, and I won't until just before the Elite 4 to see how many levels they've gained. They had an Egg, but I won't hatch it until the run is over, as per the nuzlocke rules.

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Wooper died early on during the second rival fight after sustaining a burn from Ember and a critical hit Tackle from his Quilava. Certainly avoidable, but definitely the most RNG-based death of the run so far.

Haunter died because I didn't expect Eusine to fight me randomly, and I wasn't prepared for his team. He sent out an Electrode, which I automatically assumed would use Self-destruct, so I sent out Haunter to nullify it. But it used Thunder instead, despite being level 25 or something. Definitely a lapse of judgment, since I could've switched for Graveler instead, who would've been able to tank a Self-destruct OR an Electric-type move, but I just panicked.

Ariados both died during the Team Rocket Radio Tower raid in ways that are foggy to me right now. It's one of the more brutal sections of the game, so someone was bound to die anyway.

In terms of encounters, I'm still saving Mt. Mortar for Tyrogue again.


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I really want to play Emerald, so I had to order a new GBA charger. I'm excited.


 
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I won't play Gen III at all until they re-release them on VC tbh, unless it doesn't seem like they're going to.

As for Gen IV, I definitely need to refresh myself with that (despite it being my least favorite gen and all).


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I won't play Gen III at all until they re-release them on VC tbh, unless it doesn't seem like they're going to.
I'm still kinda holding out for GBA VC on Switch, since Wii U had it. I just really wanna play it since it's my favourite game of the series and it's been years since I've sat down to play it. I've also recently played Gen 1 and 2 (aside from kanto) so it seems fitting.


 
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Supposed leaked starters for Gen 8 look like shit tbh but if I had to pick one I'd go with the platypus.
confirmed fake btw

i'm sure you know by now, just posting this for posterity

i'm actually sad that they're fake because i think they looked really cool except for the fire rodent thing