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#47. A Cruise and a Beating

Choro Notes: Nacrene City


I don't care how pretty it is. They have those weird eyes and that gasping thing. Hate that gasping.

Choro Notes: You can also, of course, find Seaking by fishing in the rippling water spots.


Goldeen is a very beautiful Pokémon with fins that billow elegantly in water. Its tail fin resembles an elegant ballroom dress, giving it the nickname of "The Water Queen". However, don't let your guard down around this Pokémon-it could ram you powerfully with its horn. Goldeen loves swimming wild and free in rivers and ponds. If one of these Pokémon is placed in an aquarium, it will shatter even the thickest glass with one ram of its horn and make its escape. In the springtime, schools of Goldeen can be seen swimming up falls and rivers. A strong swimmer, it is capable of swimming nonstop up fast streams at a steady speed of five knots.
Choro Notes: Don't care what you think, I love my Seaking!
Zorak Notes: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h9X4f8Zx6vs
HulkaMatt Notes: A FISH. A water pokémon so in general it rules. Not my first choice, but hey I ain't got no problem with Goldeen. Except when you get them in Super Smash Bros. I FOUGHT SO HARD FOR THAT POKéBALL AND YOU JUST USE SPLASH SOMEHOW? FUCK.

Choro Notes: Route 3 really hasn't had anything change at all!

You can, however, find Poliwag and Poliwhirl in Wellspring Cave and PoliWRATH in the rippling water!

I don't like fish but I love frogs! Frogs own!


Poliwag has a very thin skin. It is possible to see the Pokémon's spiral innards right through the skin. Despite its thinness, however, the skin is also very flexible. Even sharp fangs bounce right off it. The direction of its belly spiral differs by area. The equator is thought to have an effect on this. Its newly grown legs prevent it from walking well. It appears to prefer swimming over walking.
Choro Notes: Sure is a tadpole.
Zorak Notes: Frogs are pretty cool. Poliwag is the favorite pokémon of Satoshi Tajiri, the maker of Pokemon.
HulkaMatt Notes: Poliswag is a bro. Love that little polipal. If you have never raised a Poliwag, damn man you just don't know what you're missing
Waffleman_ named this

Hey, I wonder how that girl I traded with is doing!

Haha! Awesome!

Let's do this!

Choro Notes: You're really fighting the monster you traded! It even has it's nickname! :D

Choro Notes: Hurricane is a 120 powerful special Flying-type attack. It has a 30% chance of confusing the target and can hit any monster in triple battles. Whimsicott, Tornadus & Dragonite are the only not-birds that learn it!

Wow, Whimsicott can do that?!

A different dragon was called for.

Choro Notes: Rock Climb was an HM in Gen4. It's a strong physical normal-type move that can confuse the target. Only gen5 monsters learn it by level! Scolipede & Scrafty's lines, Druddigon and Ferrothorn to be specific!

I did! It was very strong!


I've got two things to do here while passing through!


A Pokémon that lived in jungles around 100 million years ago. Its facial hide is extremely hard. It habitually polishes its face by rubbing it against tree trunks. It is weak to attacks from behind. It is outstandingly armored. As a result, it can eat grass and berries without having to fight.
Choro Notes: S-such defenses . . . !
Zorak Notes: Probably based on Protoceratops. The protoceratopsids were the group of early (relatively speaking) and primitive ceratopsids that appeared in the Late Cretaceous. Interestingly, all protoceratopsid fossils have been found in Asia, while more advanced ceratopsids have a very global range.
HulkaMatt Notes: This guy is cool as heck. A lot of people don't like him compared to his counterpart but I LIKE HIM A WHOLE LOT. Steel-Headed Dinosaur .

It's me!

Maaaan, I wanna be like Mr. Clay. Owning my own mountain and being all awesome.

Choro Notes: There's nothing for me to stop for here! Goldeen and Seaking are the monsters that can be fished up and I already captured Virizion so . . . vOv!

- - - In Castelia! - - -

Well, I was almost champion, I can afford that!

Ban Village!

Music: Cruiseferry S.S. Royal Unova

Choro Notes: The Royal Unova is basically "S.S. Anne the Time Trial." Each day there are X trainers on it in the cabins. Fight them all and get a . . . ok prize. All of the prizes are food from other regions.
-Monday: Lava Cookie
-Tuesday: Berry Juice
-Wednesday: Lava Cookie
-Thursday: Old Gateau
-Friday: Lava Cookie
-Saturday: RageCandyBar
-Sunday: Rare Candy


Choro Notes: Not every room has a trainer. Some just talk. Some talk long enough to waste a whole period of time. Fuck those guys.

"I've never seen a lady!"

This seems like a waste of my time, now . . .

Yeah! Let's fight!

. . . oh you don't want to fight.


"The last cruise I went on was to the Pagalaga Islands in the Pacific Ocean. You know the islands where Professor Rowan established his theory of Evolution? It was really cool, it had giant Pagalaga Torkoals and even Marine Scraggy. Did you know that Marine Scraggy existed!? I didn't!!!

ANYWAY the Pagalaga Islands were really cool and I saw a lot of unique Pokémon but get this after I got there a bunch of weird guys in costumes showed up calling themselves Team Pejorative and they were trying to use a device to brainwash all the Sharpedo in the ocean to use their ass-jets to move the Pagalaga Islands!! Because get this there was a giant Pokémon underneath the Pagalaga Islands asleep and they wanted to use its magical giant powers to turn the world's Farfetch'ds into gold! See their leader had captured like all of the world's wild Farfetch'd and if he turned them into gold he'd be able to increase their value and also hold them hostage but I was like "No, you can't do that, they're an endangered species!" and their boss was like "I know, that'll make them even more valuable!" and one of his men kicked me in the shin and it hurt really bad.

So then he used the giant Pagalaga Torkoals to power his Sharpedo Control device which shifted the island and revealed that the giant Pokémon underneath was actually an enormous Carracosta made out of Gold and covered in Heatrans!! Team Pejorative turned their Sharpedo Control device on the golden Carracosta to try to control it but it turns out they forgot to make it work for anything not Sharpedo so it had no effect on the golden Carracosta and it was mad and it shot out like a laser and turned a bunch of people into gold and IT WAS CRAZY!!! But then some lady in a bandana showed up and was screaming at them about ruining her vacation and punched their boss and threw him to the Sharpedos and he died. Then I had some really good foreign ice cream and went home."

"No matter what you do in life, you have to accept that something can go wrong. Your vacation may be ruined by a team of spandex wearing villains. Your brainwashing machine may not be calibrated for turtle-brains. Someone may punch you in the face and throw you to a bunch of sharks! But sometimes, after all that's said and done, the nice Pagalagan guy down at the shops may decide to give everyone free ice cream and help put everything into perspective. It's all fine so long as there's ice cream in the end.

Except for that guy who got eaten by the Sharpedo I guess?"

Oh geez, finally. If I hear one more made up story I'm gonna throw myself off this thing.

Let's go lady! I've been having a boring time on this fancy thing!

Huh, I guess we'll go to the mountains soon.

Some sorta, reverse cobra?!

Well then.

I don't get that often. Huh. Weird.

"Get out!"

Stupid boat. I paid my 1000P. Could at least let me ride a little longer. Dang.

I wonder what Burgh thinks about this.

- - -

It. . . It sure is.

I unno, somethin' with tractors?

- - -

Let's check this big fancy building with the weird logo out.

Music: Team Rocket?!


Oh, right you said to come back and see you!

Alright! I gotta warn you! I got pretty good!

Choro Notes: Morimoto is uh . . . Shigeki Morimoto. He's a game designer who specifically worked with Game Freak since the Red and Green versions!. He's also the guy who created Mew. So, there you go.

Music: HeartGold / SoulSilver - Kanto Trainer Battle

. . . Oh geez!

I'm starting to think that this was a bad idea.

Ok, yes. Yes, this was a bad idea.

. . . crap.

Sorry Ginger!

Ah! She didn't even do anything!

Go Hansel, go!

I am going to hug you so hard.

I'm not giving up!

This was a terrible idea!

Choro Notes: If you've noticed: HIS STUFF IS 20-25 LEVELS HIGHER THAN ME. I am abusing the hell out of the revives I have with me. Deal with it!

Choro Notes: Shakes has Water Absorb, I can sort of abuse its "not-going-to-use-its-strongest-moves" nature to heal!


All else fails, Ginger can whittle down!

My revives . . .

Choro Notes: Petaya Berries raise the user's special attack when their HP becomes critical! FUCK!

Bait and switch, bait and switch.

. . o-oh.

That was . . . lucky. I was just praying your toughness would help!

. . .


Now to reutilize some speed! I'm so sorry guys we'll take a nap after this, I promise.



I hope this isn't too unhealthy. . .

This feels a lot like, what's that word . . . Feudalisy.


I . . . might actually pull this off?

I'm not concerned about this one.



I feel awful for doing this but dammit I'm not losing! I don't care how much stronger he is!

You know what to do here!

Hell yeah you knew.

Oh. Huh. I probably have this.


Holy crap.

We're good thank you!

Choro Notes: Basically, I really, REALLY was not supposed to win this fight. Dude is fucking stacked level-wise and I only won via bullshit item spam. TACTICAL item spam, but still bullshit.

Also Zorak wrote that guy's story on the boat.

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