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I've decided to keep a journal of sorts to keep track of my various misadventures. The first post in this thread will contain a set of links to the various parts.
After taking my starter from annoying-tutorial-lady and beating generic rival I immediately went to the menu to transfer my stuff from the dream radar. Along with the Landerous and a few other random pokes who will likely end up being transferred to the bank I noticed a slowpoke with it's hidden ability which I decided to bring along on the adventure.
Slowpoke is a fairly bulky Pokemon and with Regenerator as it's ability it can regain up to 1/3rd of it's HP upon switching out. Sounds useful to me.
Apparently I have to deliver a map to generic rival dude, which sounds fun.
Wait he wants to fight me again? Oh thats right, he started with tepig, hey slowpoke, go ahead and have fun with that.
Now let's go into the ranch and find someone's Herdier and, hold on, is that a riolu i see?
-2 pokeballs and standard weakening later-
Yeesh, if only I had a way to put this Pokemon to sle- ok no, not making that joke, slowpoke use yawn.
Now, some goon from Team Uninspired-err I mean Team Plasma, is after that Herdier, so this is my first battle with generic Pokemon badhuy set #5 so let's... he just gave me a TM and ran away.
Well I guess it's off to the first gym
-Time to Hit the Gym-
So cheren has a normal type gym but with riolu at my side this should be a peice of cake right?
I actually sent out slowpoke to scout things out, and basically played the game of using curse to boost my defensive stats because that darn patrat wont stop boosting it's offensive ones. Eventually I slipped a yawn in there and then used curse's offensive stat boosts to sweep away both Patrat and Lilipup.
--second badge-- Tutorial lady has a heartfelt reunion with Cheren, who apparently is horrible at keeping in touch with his friends.
Leave the city and Tutorial lady shows up again, something about a habitat thing on the dex.
Alder gives me berries, yay berries!
Bunch of random trainers go after me, one of which gives me a fair amount of trouble with his koffing,
I catch a Patrat, who is apparently this gen's HM slave fodder.
I arrive in Virbank City, see some people having heated family arguments in public.
I go down to explore some Electrical Complex like all good little boys and girls do. There I decide to catch a Growlithe, then i find another Growlithe of a significantly higher level, then i decide not to use either of them and get a Magnemite
To the gym.
I literally just spam magnemite's sonicboom attack until Roxies Pokemon stop breathing.
Oh look, one of the guys in the audience is apparently one of those talent agents which means:
After showing my natural talents I return to the city to find roxxie in a tussle with generic badguy set #5. Uninspired rival characteris there as well. After clearing them off they escape to the west, could it be a sign?
Go west young Pokepal!!!!!
Go west to follow your destiny!!!!!!!
(Just for the record, Go West Young Meowth is one of the 6 or so episodes of Pokemon I can recommend everyone watch without hesitation. It's awesome.)
This is more annoying to do then I thought, oh well.