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#56. Haley Helps A Seagull

Always for fun!

. . . didn't we just meet?

Oh well. This is going to go how I'd think it would, yeah.

Music: Unova Route 12 (Spring & Summer)

Oh! Wow, I haven't seen one of you in like . . . a year.

Sure, that's a treasure I guess.

Well, let's see what animal is gonna come at my head today!

Ah, you must just be here for summer!


Swellow flies high above our heads, making graceful arcs in the sky. This Pokémon dives at a steep angle as soon as it spots its prey. The hapless prey is tightly grasped by Swellow's clawed feet, preventing escape. Swellow is very conscientious about the upkeep of its glossy wings. Once two Swellow are gathered, they diligently take care of cleaning each others' wings. If its two tail feathers are standing at attention, it is proof of good health.
Choro Notes: I really like Swellow. They're not my favorite early-game-bird's-evolved-form but it's still one I like to use. Let's say number 3. (After Fearow and Noctowl)
Zorak Notes: I have no idea why Swellow looks so damn smug. He does though.
HulkaMatt Notes: BIG SMUG BIRD. Yet not as smug as he was in his first stage.
A mollusk named this

I can smell the salt air.

*shudders* All that jiggling . . .


Blue plant vines cloak the Pokémon's identity in a tangled mass. It entangles anything that gets close. These vines are always jiggling and effectively unnerve its foes. Tangela's vines snap off easily if they are grabbed. This happens without pain, allowing it to make a quick getaway. The lost vines are replaced by newly grown vines the very next day.
Choro Notes: Tangela you've had a weird journey through the generations. Starting as the only pure Grass-type (that couldn't learn Vine Whip until Yellow) to gaining an evolution in Gen4. You're a cool guy, Tangela.
Zorak Notes: Tangela is a bit of a weird one but let's face it: he's a bunch of vines with eyes that wears shoes. And that's dope as shit.
HulkaMatt Notes: What if Tangela wasn't tangled???? WHAT DO YOU LOOK LIKE BEHIND THE . . . TANGLES.
Good Listener named this

We are at odds!


Ah! You're back! Did you run out of villages to save?

Automatom I'm so glad you're back.

- - -

Oh, a moon? But . . . huh.


This Pokémon was first discovered 40 years ago at the site of a meteor strike. As a result, some people theorize that this Pokémon came from space. However, no one has been able to prove this theory so far. Its health ebbs and flows with the lunar cycle. It brims with power when exposed to the light of the full moon. Instead of walking, it moves by floating in midair using telekinesis. The Pokémon's intimidating red eyes cause all those who see it to become transfixed with fear.
Choro Notes: Lunatone's cry is weird. I dunno, it's just weird. Lunatone is strange because it's not as good as showing its lunar power as Solrock is at showing its solar power. Oh well. It does get Ice Beam so there's that.
Zorak Notes: Should be a rock/ice type really.
HulkaMatt Notes: A pokémon that reminds me of Kirby's Dream Course and nothing but.

. . . I'm gonna do it! I'm going to help this seagull. Just like Automatom helped all those villages.

Choro Notes: The Razor Claw raises the holder's critical hit rate. It has another use though! If Sneasel is holding it and levels up at night it will evolve into Weavile.

Oh, tch. It's right here. Silly bird.

You don't make sense!


Yeah, had to beat up a camel to get it. No big.

Let's go swimming, Hansel. Maybe the bird dropped it here.

Oh . . . no just another bird.


This Pokémon rides the winds and flies as if it were skating across the sky. Wingull rides updrafts rising from the sea by extending its long and narrow wings to glide. This Pokémon's long beak is useful for catching prey. Wingull has the habit of carrying prey and valuables in its beak and hiding them in all sorts of locations. It makes its nest on a sheer cliff at the edge of the sea.
Choro Notes: I really like Wingull's design! But . . . that's really all I have to say about it.
Zorak Notes: Love these guys. Word on the street is that they like Doritos.
HulkaMatt Notes: Love that seagull :3 it's a good lookin' gull. I like it.
A mollusk named this . . . I think

Choro Notes: The Prism Scale is a hold item for Feebas. If traded while holding it, Feebas will evolve into Milotic. Because there are no contest stats in Black/White, Feebas's normal evolution method doesn't work. HOWEVER, if you were to trade a beautiful Feebas that is ready to evolve to Black it will still evolve due to beauty. Neat!

Mmm, no. Wingull wouldn't have dropped it in there.

Choro Notes: This opens up this path at the north part of the route. It'll be handy later.

Ah! I know you! Is there something back there?!

I guess we should definitely turn around . . .


Absol has the ability to foretell the coming of natural disasters. It sharply senses even subtle changes in the sky and the land to predict natural catastrophes. It lives in a harsh, rugged mountain environment. This Pokémon very rarely ventures down from the mountains. In the rare times Absol appears before people, it is followed by a disaster such as an earthquake or a tidal wave. As a result, it came to be mistakenly known as the disaster Pokémon. It is a long-lived Pokémon that has a life-span of over 100 years. In the Sinnoh region, it was rumored to sense danger with its horn and as a result, fled deep into the mountains to avoid being hunted.
Choro Notes: I like Absol's background but . . . eh.
Zorak Notes: One of those ~ cursed anime loners ~ in Pokémon form.
HulkaMatt Notes: Absol is pretty cool I guess I don't really see the big deal. I think there's a movie about it or something.

- - -

Yes, sir. I am. It's for a gull.

Niceee, I didn't even haveta beat up the old guy. I totally could though, Xanadu. I just really wouldn't wanna.

Ha! I've never been overwhelmed by fish! Except for their gross, smelly sliminess.

Choro Notes: Oh. . . Oh no. . .

This was a waste of my time!

It looks kind of ratty to me. . . and old.

Man, she's gonna!

Well that's three!

Gotta get these to the seagull.

I also brought tape! We can tape it to Wingull's face!

Man, bird! You dropped a thing! Again!

Choro Notes: I've explained U-turn before! Bug-type physical. User hits then switches out. A lot of birds and stuff get it!

Yes. Yes we do.

Oh. . .

First a moon, then a star.

Choro Notes: You can also encounter Starmie this way, as well as fish up Shellder or Cloyster.


Staryu's center section has an organ called the core that shines bright red. If you go to a beach toward the end of summer, the glowing cores of these Pokémon look like the stars in the sky. Staryu apparently communicates with the stars in the night sky by flashing this core. At night, the center of its body slowly flickers with the same rhythm as a human heartbeat. Even if its body is torn, it can regenerate as long as the glowing central core remains intact.
Choro Notes: Staryu, you are just sort of always present, huh?
Zorak Notes: >:(
HulkaMatt Notes: HYAH!!!!!!!!!!!! HURHYHA!!!!!!!! Staryu is fucking awesome. One of the best.

Choro Notes: The DeepSeaScale doubles Clamperl's defense when held, as well as evolves it into Gorebyss.

. . . go on.

Got it! Dig into every sand dune!


Choro Notes: This dude will give you an item every day, either one of the flutes, Shoal Salt/Shells, Big Pearls, Heart Scales or evolution/stat boosting items like Chansey's Lucky Punch or Farfetch'd's Stick. The Magmarizer is Magmar's evolution item. It will evolve into Magmortar if traded while holding it.

I wasn't seeking power, act-

Nope! I'm good.

Choro Notes: This guy teaches Frenzy Plant, Blast Burn and Hydro Cannon to the final stages of the the starter Pokémon, Blaziken, Samurott, Torterra, etc. The moves are appropriate type-variations of Hyper Beam.

Oh . . . this would've. . . Xanadu you have this covered.

It's like a planterarium here!


Solrock is a new species of Pokémon that is said to have fallen from space. It floats in the air and moves silently. Sunlight is the source of Solrock's power. On sunny days, groups of Solrock line up facing the sun and absorb its light. It is said to possess the ability to read the emotions of others. This Pokémon gives off intense heat while rotating its body. In battle, this Pokémon releases intensely bright light.
Choro Notes: I use a Solrock. He likes to explode. Just like the sun.
Zorak Notes: Should be a fire-type.

Good day, good day to walk along the beach.

Helped out a bird, met my robot friend again.

Who knows what tomorrow holds?

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