I has a Raider CS 35. Massive ammmo drum is massive. Slam Fire is fun, although I still think the Alpha Trooper CS 18 has better power, range, and accuracy overall. I even managed to get the double-ammo box set with 70
darts, so I now have a ton
Celestrian Mina: I've just finished my second Revocation! Martial Artist is an awesome
Mari: Um, guys? Can we hurry up with the updating
? I want this LP done before you get to LP Pokemon Black or White!
All right already!
(Meanwhile, in an alternate universe...)
...Reeling from the repeated barrage of Mach Punches and weakened by the draining effects of the Leech Seed tendrils wrapped about it, the Onix toppled with a deafening BANG.
Johto Wanderer Chris: Excellent, Masha! Your kung fu is strong.
the Breloom: Hee~ (bows)
Elite Four Bruno: Onix! ...How did your Breloom acheive that?!
Chris: Training, hard work, and guts
! A good strategy can even overcome a level disadvantage!
(LP Note: Chris is right, you know. Black and White will make Sturdy a BIG part of this trickery :D
(But enough about Chris, let's get back to Mari.)
Mari: Phew, that was a lot
of TM shopping. I'm surprised I have that much space in my TM case to carry it all!
Gnaw: Rmmph. (Palkia-space storage, I guess?
Mari: Silph and Devon really make them spacious these days. Oh, heeeeeeey, is that the retro gaming section? C'mon Gnaw, let's see what old gems they have!
(LP Note: way back in RBY and even in FRLG, there was a whole floor of video games where a Move Tutor could introduce you to the awesome technique Counter.
(Later, at the Celadon Pokemon Center
Mari: I can't believe they still
had copies of Final Fantasy III (US)
Renko: I know, it's been way too long since the SNES rotated out of the market.
Mari: I kind of understand. I mean, while I do love the Gamecube
, some of the best comes from way back then.
Renko: By the way, you said you have a Red Gyarados last time...
Mari: Ah! I almost forgot! Hold on a moment, I'm logging out to get Gyarados out of storage.
(One quick trip to storage later...)
Mari: Sorry to keep you waiting, Renko, here is the Gyarados! (holds up Great Ball
) He's quite a calm
guy for a pokemon that was raging and rampaging at the Lake earlier.
Renko: It's probably his nature, not all Gyarados have bottomless supplies of anger. (holds up pokeball
) Here's the Vulpix you wanted, she's one of my Carla's daughters, although she hasn't hatched yet.
(At mention of her name, Carla
the Ninetales pops free of her pokeball.)
Mari: You're okay with me looking after your daughter, Carla?
Carla: Nnnn, nnn
. (Any good friend of Renko must be a good person.
Gnaw: Rrrrm. (She's quite a good kid, if a little trusting sometimes.
Renko: Oh, hey Gnaw, you look much stronger than when I last met you.
(Gnaw smiles gently, or at least as gently as a fully-grown Feraligatr with a mawful of pointy teeth can smile.)
Renko: So, how's Sosuke? He still sticking with his Elemental Punches?
Gnaw (nodding): Rrrm. (He sure is.
Mari: What Gnaw said. Anyway, they do
give him a lot of type-coverage and flexibility, since he was able to use Ice Punch to outwit a particularly well-trained Vaporeon.
Carla: Nnn? (So what's that Gyarados like?
Gnaw: Rrrm. (I dunno, never met him because I've never seen the inside of Storage.
Their trade thus made, Mari happily bid Renko goodbye until their next meeting, and proceeded to swap the party around a bit so Gnaw could help hatch the Vulpix Egg.
(The next morning...)
Mari: Shall we go on out throughout Kanto, Gnaw? Maybe we can find a name for this Vulpix base on where she hatches.
Gnaw: Rrrrm? (How do you girls know the Vulpix is female before the egg hatches, by candling?
(LP Note: Candling is an old farming trick used to determine the gender of a chick before hatching. Using a candle, one can see through the shell of an egg and see the embryonic chicken, and if it is sufficiently mature, determine its gender by simply looking! Of course, what I really did was save before the egg hatched, and reloaded after hatching it to see what I'd get (in terms of stats and movepool, of course, everyone should know by now that babies either take after their mother or non-Ditto parent in terms of species).
Mari: Something like that
: Mari continues her tour of Kanto! Next stop, Lavender!
(LP Postcript: Lavendar is a REAL place in Singapore too!