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#46. Recurring Dreams
New day, a new look at old stuff!
AH! You CAN find different things! . . . this is a fish. And it's an ugly fish. Yuck.
Choro Notes: You can literally just Super Rod anywhere on Route1 for a chance of finding a Feebas. They're uncommon but pff. If you fish in rippling water you can find wild Milotic. In previous games, Feebas are stupidly hard to find, appearing only in a couple tiles on one route/cave.
Feebas's fins are ragged and tattered from the start of its life. Because of its shoddy appearance, this Pokémon is largely ignored. While Feebas's body is in tatters, it has a hardy and tenacious life force that enables it to live anywhere. It is capable of living in both the sea and in rivers. However, this Pokémon is also slow and dimwitted, making it an easy catch. Ridiculed for its shabby appearance, it is ignored by researchers.
Choro Notes: Hey remember the time I found one of these like, right away in Emerald? Man that was funny. Because of the lack of contest stats, they added a secondary method of evolving Feebas-trade it while holding the Beauty Scale. Amusingly, if you trade a max beauty Feebas from a previous game (i.e. one that would evolve at level up) it will still evolve! The stats don't disappear, just nothing cares about them except for Feebas's evolution method.
Zorak Notes: Hey, it's Magikarp 2. This time instead of turning into a furious ragedragon it turns into an elegant oarfish. Note: Oarfish aren't actually that elegant in real life, though they are very helpful!
HulkaMatt Notes: I don't really have anything to say about Feebas. I'll just tell a story of when I caught it: I was on a cruise. It was really late. I couldn't sleep. I decided to spend about an hour looking for it. I found it within 1 minute. I still couldn't sleep. YOU'RE SUPPOSED TO BE HARD TO FIND DAMN IT!!!
A mollusk named this
Hey it's Accumula town!
Goodbye Accumula town!
Choro Notes: Swarms are still in these games! They change each day and are announced at guard shacks. Conveniently Route2 is the next one over! Lucky!
Choro Notes: Swarm monsters appear at higher levels than the native monsters on the route. Especially on earlier routes like this one with L.4-5 monsters. Lookit that Wynaut, WOO!
Wynaut can always be seen with a big, happy smile on its face. Look at its tail to determine if it is angry. When angered, this Pokémon will be slapping the ground with its tail. Wynaut gather on moonlit nights to play by squeezing up against each other. By being squeezed, this Pokémon gains endurance and is trained to dole out powerful counterattacks. A Wynaut loves to eat sweet fruits. It cleverly picks fruits using its ear-like arms. They gather in fruit gardens, drawn by the fragrance. It tends to move in a pack with others. They cluster in a tight group to sleep in a cave.
Choro Notes: Just . . . . look at you.
Zorak Notes: Wynaut and Wobbuffet are based on Okiagari-koboshi, a "getting-up little priest". It's a doll made of paper whose distribution causes it to right itself when knocked over. Wynaut and his dad weaponize this effect. I never really got where the platypus-tail-with-eyes fit into this frankly.
HulkaMatt Notes: Wynaut is the pokémon I have bred more than any other pokémon. Back when I discovered EV TRAINING. NEEDED THE RIGHT NATURE. Unfortunately I hatched hundreds of eggs before I got the right one. They're p. cute. They don't know they're going to grow up to just take a beating. They just don't know.
A mollusk named this
Oh, I should visit. . . those guys.
Get a sandwich.
I have! I use things that aren't monkeys or puppies!
You all sound . . . off. Did something happen recently?
Ah, I'm sure they'll be fine.
Something feels missing!
Choro Notes: Someone removed the road cone!
Ah, I don't remember this.
I DEFINITELY don't remember this.
It's how I've been accomplishing things!
Music: Unova Trainer Battle
Look at that thing!
Choro Notes: Trainers can now use monsters from outside of Unova! Welcome back, Drowzee! You may also notice that level spike! LOOK AT THAT. THAT DROWZEE. IT'S A HIGHER LEVEL THAN GHETSIS'S HYDREIGON.
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Oh, geez, sorry I got distracted.
Choro Notes: I really don't want to take risks with these guys down here because if you give them the opportunity they will beat your team.
Choro Notes: Most trainers will still have at least one Unova monster, as well.
Well, cuz my friend beat up your friends. That's strategy.
Oh, where is she going? Is it something I did?
Choro Notes: A touch I like, some of the psychics down here will runaway if they catch sight of you instead of challenging you. (They're afraid of you and your team.)
My dreams? I dunno, I don't just share those. Save games? In a heartbeat. I don't even know what those are.
You look like someone I know.
Hahaha, look at that thing. I am going to ruin it so hard.
Choro Notes: The TwistedSpoon is the Psychic-type move-boosting item.
Huh? I came down some stairs.
Choro Notes: Oh you mother fucker.
Choro Notes: Wobbuffet are a strange sort of minigame of a monster. They can't directly attack, only counterattack with Counter, Mirror Coat and Destiny Bond. Try to guess which move it's gonna reflect back!
Choro Notes: Turns out I was pretty good at this game.
Choro Notes: There are like, four Awakenings hidden in boxes down here.
Oh, the stairs go up now?
Aha! So there is more to the Dreamyard than just that ruined building!
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Gorm what are you doing here?
"I wasn't not eating a can of . . . whatever was in that label-less can!"
"It's a good alternative in case you don't have a snare-trap prepared."
like they normally would."
showing off the legendary Pokémon . . . "
Is THAT what that was all about?!
I'm more impressed by the wreckers they've had going to town on that castle. It's been super cool to go watch. Just wish they'd let me push some buttons.
Choro Notes: If you REALLY needed an incentive to find the sages, they give you TMs! Good TMs! Swords Dance increases the user's attack stat by two levels!
"Please don't ever forget that."
I'mma dream killa. Here's my dream-killa perk.
Music: Looker's Theme
many things you must tell me at once!"
Looker, did you just wait for me to do all of this?
Seven Sages still at large."
Shoot. I'm starting to think I'm gonna' be doin' all the work here . . .
Music: Unova Wild Pokémon Battle
AH! I thought there was somethin' missin' from these woods! Bugs!
Venomoth is nocturnal-it is a Pokémon that only becomes active at night. Its favorite prey are small insects that gather around streetlights, attracted by the light in the darkness. When it attacks, it flaps its large wings violently to scatter its poisonous powder all around. The dust-like scales covering its wings are color-coded to indicate the kinds of poison it has. The powder is poisonous if it is dark in hue. If it is light in hue, it causes paralysis.
Choro Notes: Oh man HulkaMatt is gonna be amped.
Zorak Notes: In the wild, some moths can become poisonous due to eating toxic plants and then storing the plant's molecular compounds in their cells. This is known as pyrrolizidine alkaloid sequestration. Some moths also just make their own poisons on their own because fucking whatever.
HulkaMatt Notes: ONE HALF OF THE DREAM BUG TEAM. I HAVE ONE OF THESE LITTLE GUYS, THEY'RE AWESOME. A GREAT BUG POKEMON. ONE OF MY FAVORITES!! Venomoth is my mothafuckin BRO!!!
Cheapsteaks named this
You remind me of a wrestler somehow . . . are you where Hansel learned those moves?
It is said that in lands with clean air, where the stars fill the sky, there live Ledian in countless numbers. There is a good reason for this-the Pokémon uses the light of the stars as its energy. The spot patterns on its back grow larger or smaller depending on the number of stars in the night sky. When the stars flicker in the night sky, it flutters about, scattering a glowing powder.
Choro Notes: Ledian I don't even know what to do with you.
Zorak Notes: Ledian is simultaneously based on lady bugs AND fireflies which is kind of weird but whatever.
HulkaMatt Notes: . . . . . . I have one of those!
kyubeybryant named this
Dang, these guys were all in the same woods as Hansel and MunMun?!
A Raticate's sturdy fangs grow steadily. To keep them ground down, it gnaws on rocks and logs. It may even chew on the walls of houses. It has been known to be the cause of concrete buildings toppling by gnawing on them. It uses its whiskers to maintain its balance. It apparently slows down if they are cut off. Its hind feet are webbed and enable it to cross rivers. It searches wide areas for food.
Choro Notes: Raticates are strangely actually not terrible. Like, there are a lot worse things you could use.
Zorak Notes: Based on either muskrat or nutria, probably. You decide.
HulkaMatt Notes: RATICATE HAVE CRAZY SHARP TEETH AND ARE FUCKIN SCARY. GIANT MURDEROUS RAT. I like them : D
Rirse named this
Whoa, you look pretty wicked.
Sound echoes through the cavity in Kricketune's body as it cries. Crossing its knife-like arms in front of its chest, it can compose melodies ad lib. It signals its emotions with its melodies. Scientists are studying these melodic patterns. There is a village that hosts a contest based on the amazingly variable cries of this Pokémon.
Choro Notes: Still, high five technology is working on a way . . .
Zorak Notes: BEDEBEDEBEDEEEEE BWOOOOOOOOOOOOP. Bugs own, this bug owns, sup Viola.
HulkaMatt Notes: I REALLY LIKE KRICKETUNE. I DIDN'T UNTIL LET'S SAY A FEW YEARS AGO, WHEN SOME LADY SHOWED ME HOW GREAT THEY REALLY ARE!!
Geez, there are so many!
Ariados's feet are tipped with tiny hooked claws that enable it to scuttle on ceilings and vertical walls. It spins string not only from its rear but also from its mouth. It is hard to tell which end is which. Rather than making a nest in one specific spot, it wanders in search of food after darkness falls. This Pokémon constricts the foe with thin and strong silk webbing. It attaches silk to its prey and sets it free. Later, it tracks the silk to the prey and its friends.
Choro Notes: I want to like Ariados, I really do. It's so cool looking and spiders are awesome but they are so susceptible to getting their heads kicked in.
Zorak Notes: Kind of terrible actually. And I like spiders. Thankfully we got a much better spider this generation, whew.
HulkaMatt Notes: Itttttttt's SupercalifragilisticexpiARIADOScious. Even though the sound of it is something quite atrocious. It's a bug and poison type watch out or it'll bite your toes . . . . es. SupercalifragilisticexpiARIADOScious!
Oh, back down?
Choro Notes: Dream Eater is basically a stronger, psychic-type Giga Drain . . . that only works on sleeping targets. Oh well.
Ah! I recognize this Musharna!
Choro Notes: If you come here on Friday, Musharna will appear. This Musharna is special, though. It has Musharna's extra ability Telepathy. Telepathy should be nothing new: it's also Xanadu's ability. It lets you avoid friendly-damage in double and triple battles.
Oh man. . .
Bianca is going to be thrilled.
Braviary fight for their friends without any thought about danger to themselves. It will not stop battling, even if injured. The more scars they have, the more respect these brave soldiers of the sky get from their peers. One can carry a car while flying.
Choro Notes: Braviary are. . . big and tough. I dunno what else to even say. It's like a colorful Staraptor that doesn't learn Close Combat.
Zorak Notes: AMERICA.
HulkaMatt Notes: God bless Unova, land that I love. Stand beside her, and guide her. Holy fuck this eagle's fuckin' crazy and patriotic as fuck.
Ah well, we've already got one for our Pokédex.
And with that, a shortcut! Hole-filler Haley. That's me. I track down fugitives and capture bugs in the woods. Bug-itives.
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