00:01: The female trainer is chosen and named ACCPPQ, which is deemed to be "Acacia Pillai-Quinn" or "Acapella".
00:15: For the fourth time in as many Hoenn adventures, Torchic is chosen. His name is AAABBijjlt, which is sometimes called Abby Jr. or a BLT but is mainly dubbed Abhijeet.
00:52: Abhijeet goes down to a wild Wingull, which suddenly becomes very rich because this hack starts the player off with 50k Pokéyen and we still drop half.
01:08: The first capture of the game is a female Hoppip, nickname AGGHHCCIJ or "AGGHH" for short.
01:16: Acacia spends the rest of her money on Poké Balls, giving her over 100.
01:24: TTMGGGGG the male Bunnelby joins the team.
01:30: Followed by a nameless male Bidoof...
01:32: ...A female Hoothoot named HIBDWDDLL ("Hi Bird" or "Dolly")...
01:35: ...and a nameless male Bellsprout. Maybe. The overlay has refused to recognize anything as female. Except, apparently, the Purrloin that became the first thing to be autoboxed (also no nickname).
01:39-02:07: More catching. Acacia adds a Wingull, another Purrloin, a Fletchling (AAAAAA), a Seedot (AAACDDDDDD), a Sentret (BIILKK,,G) a Lotad (BBBBHHHHHH), and a Rattata (AAAAAAMMMM).
02:12: Abhijeet is now level 15 and knows Flame Charge, deleting Fire Spin.
02:18: AAAABB...T the Patrat is caught, following a nameless Surskit. A couple of repeats then follow in the catching spree.
03:12: Abhijeet fails to evolve at the earliest possible chance. 5 minutes later, Acacia arrives in Petalburg City for the first time.
03:30: Acacia freezes in the entrance to the Petalburg City Pokémon Center, having still not yet talked to her father.
03:57: Acacia catches a Slowpoke named . SSS (six spaces between period and the three S's), but Abhijeet fails at both learning Night Slash and evolving into Combusken.
04:13: The chat gets the Petilil they wanted, naming her ADD.F. Furthermore, AGGHH learns Fairy Wind over Splash at the end of the capture.
04:24: Chat tries to induce the channel's Markov chain bot, which occasionally actually manages to successfully input, to select Mew as its chat badge, having learned that it somehow managed to obtain a Mew badge.
04:32: Abhijeet somehow reaches Level 18 during a trainer battle despite having been fainted at the start of the battle. Acacia loses the battle, and Abhijeet still tries to evolve afterwards. And still fails.
04:36: Acacia sets her profile card to "I am a Lotad Lotad", after previously having "I am a Pokémon Lotad]".
05:06: It's confirmed that only two B inputs were needed to fill up the B bar, although some say that the "Tactical Mode" inputs function as B in situations where they're not needed.
05:49: Agghh reaches level 12 and deletes Fairy Wind, gaining Stun Spore. Meanwhile, an alert says "six more badges to unlock democracy".
05:52: Now in Rustbro City, the HM for Cut is obtained.
06:11: Acacia manages to buy 14 more Poké Balls, bringing her total to 21. Not even 5 hours after she'd bought 124 of them.
06:42: The mystery of the overlay's problems with identifying genders has been solved: It was using Gen 2 methods of determination. So...good Attack IVs for the entire team, then?
06:47: Thanks to tactical Poisonpowder usage by Agghh, TMG the Bunnelby is able to gain two levels off of a Gym Trainer. This was part of a plan to faint everyone but Abhijeet in order to safely use the PC without risking depositing or releasing him, but Abhijeet can't finish the Rock-type trainer off.
07:07: An update is made to fix both the overlay and the B-bar, as well as nerf the "hold button" function of the "Tactical Mode".
07:18: It's still not enough to evolve Abhijeet, as Operation Faint Everyone Except Torchic fails again. He did learn Flame Burst over Flame Charge during the battle, though.
07:28: Now using a Bug Catcher for the Operation, works a lot better.
07:55: Acacia finally manages to successfully deposit everyone except Abhijeet.
08:11: And the first new capture is... another Fire-type, AABBBBBBRR the female Litleo (Aaron Burr).
08:19: Followed by AAAAAAEEee the Skiddo and an unnamed Mareep, also both female.
08:20: Acacia gets in a battle with a trainer with a Pidove, whose Pluck breaks the HP bar whenever it hits. Chat WutFaces.
08:28: Add DDDWWwwwww the Natu to the team, also female.
08:30: Chat finally finds the Eevee it wants, but with so few balls remaining and Eevee having a low catch rate, they can't catch it and has to run away.
08:34: ...Except they still had the Great Ball from saving the Devon worker in Petalburg Woods. Acacia finds another Eevee and catches it! Chat is so excited that they name him AAAAAAAAAA.
08:58: Stuck in a battle against Youngster Josh again (the first trainer in Rustboro Gym), in part because Tactical Mode broke and most of Acacia's Pokémon have non-damaging moves in their first slot, the screen goes black, then white, then briefly cuts over to Honey.
09:19: Abhijeet reaches Level 23 and fails to learn Aerial Ace, as well as remaining a Torchic. Mob is calling for B-bar to be made even stronger.
10:00: The first successful evolution of the run takes place! Unfortunately, it's not Abhijeet and it's not in Petalburg Woods, which is where the Mob wanted to evolve their Eevee as Leafeon wasthe onlyEeveelutionyet to makea finalteam. AAAAAAAAAA is now a Sylveon!
10:26: Youngster Joshua is finally defeated, and Abhijeet is finally a Combusken!
10:42: The first attempt at Roxanne ends in failure, but Abhijeet did surprisingly well given how little health he had to start the battle and Mareep managed to learn Shock Wave.
10:50: The second attempt ends in success, Abhijeet's Flame Burst sweeping through her team despite a type disadvantage due to sheer power (and most of her Pokémon having poor Special Defense).
12:33: Brawly only takes one attempt to defeat.
14:38: The Exp. Share is picked up. It works like it does in Gen VI and beyond, so level-ups become quite frequent; as such, only successful movelearns will be reported here rather than all attempts like in other recaps.
15:33-15:37: At level 13, Screameon learns Quick Attack over Sand-Attack; DW reaches level 12 and learns Calm Mind over Leer; Mareep evolves to Flaafy at level 15, and Abhijeet learns Bulk Up over Quick Attack at Level 30.
15:40: Flaafy learns Charge over Growl at level 16.
16:46: At Level 16, DW forgets Peck for Air Cutter.
16:52: Brr reaches Level 19 and forgets Headbutt for Snarl.
18:04: Skiddo reaches Level 20 and replaces Leech Seed with Horn Leech.
18:46: Screameon replaces Quick Attack with Draining Kiss at level 20.
19:21: A rival battle with Brendan is won, giving Acacia the Itemfinder.
19:52: Wally goes down as well, and at Level 21, DW forgets Calm Mind for Ominous Wind.
20:48: Screameon gains Skill Swap at the expense of Draining Kiss at level 25. This is probably for the best because in the previous battle, Draining Kiss broke the game's graphics far worse than the earlier Pluck incident.
21:40: Brr forgets Incinerate for Fire Fang at level 26.
22:02: At level 24, DW forgets Teleport for Confuse Ray.
22:06: Abhijeet reaches Level 36 and learns Slash over Flame Burst, but doesn't evolve to Blaziken.
22:10: Skiddo learns Bulldoze over Horn Leech at Level 26.
22:46: Attempt #1 at Wattson begins. His first Pokémon is Plusle, and it goes down. Minun follows and half of the party, Abhijeet included, levels up; Flaafy hits Level 28 and forgets Take Down for Power Gem.
22:57: Attempt #1 ends in failure, but Abhijeet still evolves! For the first time, a Torchic picked by the Mob actually became a Blaziken!
23:21: Attempt #2 ends in success! Acacia becomes just the second Host to have 3 badges on day 1! Also, DW evolves to Xatu at Level 26!
23:51: DW retreats to the Daycare, and Brr is deposited in the PC while T the male Togepi is withdrawn.
23:56: A female Deerling, also named AAAAAAAAAA in-game and hereafter to be referred to as LoudDeer, is captured to fill the sixth slot in the party.
00:07: Mr. T learns Sweet Kiss over Extrasensory, then Screameon replaces Skill Swap with Misty Terrain.
00:14: Mr. T then replaces Sweet Kiss with Yawn.
00:19: Skiddo loses Bulldoze for Seed Bomb.
00:32: In Mauville, Acacia enters a house with four item balls. They're the four Genesect Drives! She picks them up.
00:50: Due to the overlay locking up repeatedly just as the B-Bar got close to canceling it, Flaaffy is able to evolve to Ampharos! She fails to learn Dragon Pulse, however. Also, a Drifloon was caught.
00:54: Skiddo finally gets a proper "chat name": Holly, which is deemed fitting for a Grass-type and uses the same vowel sounds as her incomprehensible actual name.
01:33: After another attempt at fainting most of the party to change safely fails, Acacia sails back to Dewford.
02:14: Finally back in Slateport.
03:34: At level 19, Mr. T loses Encore for Ancientpower.
05:16: Abhijeet drops Slash for Rock Smash, allowing progress to continue.
05:24: LoudDeer loses Feint Attack for Take Down at Level 22.
05:35: Ampharos reaches Level 33 and forgets Cotton Spore for Discharge.
06:06: Screameon is deposited in the Daycare.
06:33: Two Sun Stones are purchased, because apparently that's a thing in this hack.
06:43: Screameon and DW are taken back from the Daycare and Holly and Ampharos are left there.
10:38: At level 11, Venipede deletes Screech for Pursuit.
10:48: At level 9, AHNOVVVVV learns Teleport.
11:01: Tucker, now the longest-tenured party member despite having been caught just over four hours ago, grows to Level 33. He's not allowed to become a Poliwhirl, though.
11:26: Uc 0 reaches level 13 and replaces Astonish with Mega Drain.
11:42: Mega Drain isn't long for her, though, as she immediately replaces it with Fake Out upon reaching level 14 and evolving into Lombre.
12:13: Venipede learns Rock Smash over Defense Curl, allowing for continued progress, potentially, even though Tucker is the only decently-leveled member of the team.
12:57: Plusle reaches level 19 and learns Electro Ball over Bestow.
13:47: Ampharos is retrieved from the Daycare. The party seems to have turned over completely yet again to make this possible, as she's joined only by a male Slakoth with no nickname and a male Taillow named AABUUN SS. Trying to make the best of this, the former is taught both Cut and Rock Smash.
15:10: On the way back to the daycare after earning enough money to retrieve Holly (and knocking out Slakoth and Buns so that PC can safely be used without losing Ampharos), inputs freeze up again.
15:30: Holly is retrieved and Buns and Slakoth are sent to the Daycare, but they're immediately retrieved again. With no safety net for PC usage and the Pokémon that the Mob actually wants to keep being in the front of the party, the PC plan is put on hold.
16:00: Holly reaches Level 35 during a trainer battle and tries to learn Zen Headbutt, but fails. She has better success at the end of the battle, however, with evolving to Gogoat.
16:30: Acacia goes fishing and lands a male Carvanha! She catches him and names him ABBQS____L. (underscores=spaces, four in all). He had Poison Fang, allowing him to deal super-effective damage to Holly and poison her. Debate is whether he's "A BBQ sauce" or just "A BBQ".
17:05: After Fiery Path is traversed without filling the sixth party slot, Ampharos reaches Level 38 and forgets Discharge for Confuse Ray.
17:20: In another trainer battle, Slakoth reaches Level 18 and replaces Rock Smash with Covet, while Buns reaches Level 21 and replaces Growl with Aerial Ace. There's momentarily some confusion as to whether Rock Smash simply isn't an HM in this hack or if HM moves are outright deletable. At the end of the battle, Covet is then replaced with Slash, which is learned upon evolution to Vigoroth. There are calls to find an Everstone for it now that it's successfully evolved once, as unlike the last time they had a Slaking, they'd have to deal with Truant this time if they allowed it to evolve to its final form.
17:26: Any hopes that any members of the chat had of getting through Fallarbor and Lavaridge with the last slot unfilled and the balls still present goes by the wayside as Skarmory is found. Its low catch rate bedevils the chat as expected, with Acacia only managing to escape with even one ball because Ampharos fainted.
17:32: The last ball is used on a wild Klefki, failing to catch it.
17:38: Buns fails to evolve at Level 22.
17:44: A double battle with Twins featuring a Volbeat and an Illumise results in a blackout, because the chat can't coordinate well enough to use Synthesis and the opponents' wide array of coverage moves (Signal Beam, Thunderpunch, Moonblast) gives them options to handle most of the team. This puts Acacia back in Mauville...without anyone currently knowing Rock Smash.
17:57: But not for long. Holly learns Rock Smash, replacing Worry Seed.
18:32: Rock Smash is gone again, replaced with Zen Headbutt, while Buns successfully evolves to Swellow at Level 23.
18:37: BBQ reaches Level 28 and replaces Screech with Waterfall.
18:43: Acacia successfully checkpoints in Fallarbor Town. She then buys 26 more Poké Balls.
19:01: A female Honedge is caught and named AA, and she joins the party in the last slot.
19:03-19:25: AA the Skarmory, W LLPJAHH the Spinda, _VYRRRRRV the Klefki, an unnamed Rhyhorn, C the Espurr, and ACCCCDDDDJ the Golett are captured and sent to the PC. Of these, only the Klefki is female while Golett don't have genders.
20:35: Ampharos forgets Power Gem to learn Rock Smash.
20:39: BBQ evolves to Sharpedo!
21:55: At level 43, Ampharos forgets Electro Ball and learns Signal Beam.
22:04: At level 26, Vigoroth learns Counter over Cut during the battle with Maxie at Mt. Chimney. Acacia wins the battle, blacking out soon afterwards.
22:51: The game freezes, and when it returns, Acacia seems to have gone back in time. A Seviper caught 8 minutes before the game freeze is believed to have disappeared as a result.
23:09: Given a second chance at reaching Level 41, Holly deletes Vine Whip for Bulk Up.
23:13: And then inputs crash (not game).
23:35: AA also takes advantage of a retry at gaining a level, replacing Retaliate with Shadow Claw at Level 27.
Day 3 - #MagnificentDragonHair
00:32: Attempt #1 at Flannery! Sadly, once her Torkoal survives a hit from BBQ, it's able to sweep.
00:54: Attempt #2 begins. BBQ's Waterfall sweeps everything! Torkoal flinched after the first hit. During the battle, AA replaced Pursuit with Slash, Vigoroth replaced Slash with Night Slash, and Buns replaced Quick Guard with Agility.
04:29: Another crash, but with game sounds still going on. The previous few hours have been devoted to catching things in the desert.
05:05: Acacia arrives in Petalburg City and checkpoints. She fails to change her profile saying to "I Am Abra Apologize Friend".
05:24: In the One-Hit KO room, Ampharos does just that to a Smeargle and is rewarded with Level 48 and Thunderbolt (over Shock Wave).
05:27: Acacia leaves the gym so that she can spend her hard-earned money on more Poké Balls.
06:25: Attempt #2 at Norman results in Holly replacing Bulk Up with Double-Edge at level 45, BBQ learning Crunch over Ice Fang at Level 36, Vigoroth failing to learn Focus Punch at level 34, Vigoroth tanking a Body Slam from Norman's Slaking and returning a Counter to win Acacia the Balance Badge, and AA reaching level 35 and evolving to Doublade.
06:45: Back in Littleroot, Mom is spoken to and the Amulet Coin and Mega Armlet are received. Plans are made to teach Surf to either Holly or BBQ and go to New Mauville, which is said to hold an Ampharosite.
06:53: Step one is a success: BBQ forgets Scary Face and learns Surf.
07:31: Acacia takes a detour to Trick House.
08:07: Acacia finishes solving the latest Trick House puzzle and gets the TM for Taunt.
09:01: Acacia enters New Mauville, and the overlay breaks shortly thereafter. Chat is disappointed because it means that any Pokémon they catch won't have their badges distributed.
09:??: Acacia finds the Ampharosite!
10:17: The Ampharosite is utilized in battle for the first time. Unfortunately, Ampharos was already sitting on 2 HP and tried to use Thunderbolt on a Wooper, so her Mega form's appearance was extremely brief.
13:08: Vigoroth evolves to Slaking at Level 36 and learns Swagger over Chip Away.
14:16-14:41: Acacia carefully buys Poké Balls in groups of 11 to get the maximum number of Premier Balls, at least at first. Her final haul is 285 Poké Balls, 13 Premier Balls, and 1 Great Ball.
15:50: Acacia tries her luck at the Battle Tent. Among her rental Pokémon for her challenge is a Lotad.
18:24: Holly reaches Level 49 and learns Leaf Blade over Double-Edge.
18:27: AA reaches Level 41 and learns Night Slash over Iron Defense. Chat responds by using a Dusk Stone on her, allowing her to evolve to Aegislash!
19:42: BBQ reaches level 40 and forgets Surf for Thrash.
20:18: Slaking reaches level 39 and loses Swagger for Play Rough.
20:54: Shelly is defeated at Weather Institute and Castform is obtained. Acacia heals, then leaves and comes back in order to pick up the Rocky Helmet.
21:15: Rival Battle!
21:21: And Brendan defeated.
21:29: Acacia heals at the Fortree City Pokémon Center, assuring her that at the very least, she won't have to worry about reteaching Surf to one of her Pokémon until she needs to go to Mt. Pyre.
22:04: Acacia defeats Interviewers Ty and Gabby and says "Babe", after previously saying "Come Over". Chat is absolutely certain now that Acacia is attracted to women.
23:10: At level 58, Ampharos forgets Thunderbolt for Light Screen.
23:30: Acacia blacks out back to Fortree. BBQ, the last Pokémon she'd had standing, learned Agility over Thrash shortly before this.
23:49: Holly forgets Razor Leaf and learns Surf, making her even better than she already was at handling Fire-types despite a disadvantage.
23:52: Or not. She forgets Surf for Strength.
23:59: Buns forgets Agility and learns Fly.
Day 4 - Catching Safari
00:14: Holly reaches Level 53 and forgets Zen Headbutt for Milk Drink. Chat is disappointed, as she already knows Synthesis, and vows to reteach her Surf over one of these moves.
00:17: Ampharos learns Strength as well, replacing Light Screen.
00:28: And Buns forgets Fly for Air Slash. Fueling the memes, a trainer in the Gym that inexplicably had all cat Pokémon (remember, it's a Flying-type Gym) used Attract and Captivate. On Acacia's female Pokémon.
00:31: Fly is retaught over Air Slash.
01:03: Battle #1 with Winona ends in failure.
01:12: BBQ is taught Surf over Agility.
01:49: Attempt #2 at Winona begins.
01:57: Winona defeated on the second attempt!
02:03: A shop is entered, and it has democracy! TMs are used. AA learns Flash Cannon over Aerial Ace, and Ampharos learns Thunderbolt over Confuse Ray.
02:54: Slaking reaches Level 44 and learns Fling, forgetting Play Rough.
04:50: Inputs glitch out after a double battle.
06:00: After ten minutes of throwing balls at it, a Liepard is captured.
06:15: BBQ learns Skull Bash at level 48, replacing Waterfall.
07:04: Acacia arrives in Lilycove for the first time.
07:12: Direct control is taken by the mods, and the game is saved and turned off. Apparently, contests are broken in this hack, so the receptionists were removed in order to make it impossible to enter them; however, those same receptionists give out the PokéBlock Case, which is also required to enter the Safari Zone, so they needed to be hacked back in.
07:32: Ampharos grows to level 63 at the end of the Lilycove Rival battle and learns Thunder over Signal Beam.
08:18: Acacia runs out of Safari Balls, ending her Safari Game, only to be sent to a door in the middle of the Safari Zone. She continues to play with 0 Safari Balls.
08:21: Despite having 0 Safari Balls, she throws one, causing the counter to roll over to 255.
09:58: The TM for Dream Eater is found.
11:42: And a Max Revive.
12:40: Acacia finally exits the Safari Zone after roughly five hours.
12:46: Now entering Mt. Pyre. Before long, another TM is found, containing Skill Swap.
13:03: Acacia receives the Magma Emblem.
13:45: Holly learns Earthquake at level 57.
16:57: TM for Shadow Ball is found.
17:18: As is the one for Will-o-Wisp.
22:13: After heading back to Verdanturf, Acacia buys 172 Poké Balls and 25 Great Balls and gets 4 Premier Balls.
22:52: Holly reaches level 61 and forgets Earthquake for Wild Charge.
23:44: The TM for Focus Punch is acquired.
Day 5 - Taking Down the Teams and Changing Our Own
02:07: 25 more Poké Balls and another Premier Ball.
03:14: Acacia enters the Magma Hideout.
04:01: Chat discovers that by instantaneously going to ball-throwing, wild Smeargle are immediately forced to Struggle as there's nothing for them to Sketch. They catch it anyway.
06:49: Acacia loses to Magma Admin Tabatha. She then buys 6 Poké Balls, 4 Ultra Balls, and a Great Ball.
07:02: APmm the shiny female Geodude is captured at Magma Hideout.
07:51: With Tabatha out of the way, it's time to take on Maxie. Acacia loses.
08:51: The second attempt starts, and goes down to the final Pokémon...and Maxie wins again.
09:36: Attempt #3 is successful.
10:55: 23 more Poké Balls and a Premier Ball purchased/acquired.
11:28: Buns, AA, and Slaking are sent to the PC.
12:28: A female Solosis is captured and added to the team at level 41. Her name is also AA.
12:42: A Shuppet and a Duskull fill the other two slots, named APPQ and AAA respectively; both are female. Shuppet is Level 41 and Duskull is Level 42.
13:49: Acacia tries to pick up an item, but is stopped by a "strange force".
14:01: A Grunt that had defeated Acacia earlier nearly manages to do so again, but much to chat's surprise, Solosis is able to survive his Gyarados's Hyper Beam. She tries to evolve to Duosion after the battle, but is not allowed to.
14:37: Shuppet has better luck and evolves to Banette.
14:47: Duskull also evolves, becoming Dusclops.
14:49: TM for Dark Pulse found, and then it's time to face Aqua Admin Matt.
14:58: Matt is defeated, but Solosis is again denied evolution.
15:12: As expected given the way "tactical mode" works, it took only two minutes for the Master Ball to be used, on an Electrode.
16:09: Sharpedonite acquired!
16:18: Sharpedonite is given to BBQ, and PP Up is used on his Surf.
16:27: Third try's the charm. Solosis evolves into Duosion at Level 44.
17:04: Acacia buys 24 more Poké Balls and gets another Premier Ball.
17:31: Duosion is allowed to evolve to Reuniclus on the first try.
18:16: Banette reaches level 47 and learns Grudge over Gunk Shot.
18:20: Mind Badge acquired! ...Wait, did the bot fail to recognize that the Gym Battle was in progress because it was a double battle?
18:37: Another shopping spree ends. 34 Poké Balls, 48 Great Balls, 1 Premier Ball, and the TM for Quash.
18:56: BBQ learns Taunt over...Surf.
19:19: Double Battle, Acacia and Steven vs. Maxie and Tabatha. We're only allowed to bring one Pokémon, so Dusclops comes, gets a level-up, but the result is failure.
19:31: Correction: we're allowed up to three. Banette, Reuniclus, and Holly are taken. It's no better than the last time.
19:56: Only Ampharos comes to the third battle, which also results in failure.
20:54: And a fourth whiteout.
21:05: PC time. Banette is the only member of the party to stick around, and then a level 22 Klefki is withdrawn, female, name is _VYRRRRRV.
21:14: An NPC gives Acacia an Egg.
22:02: The Egg hatches into a Manaphy! No nickname.
22:36: Surf is taught to Manaphy, and Shadow Ball is taught to Banette.
22:50: A female Mantine is caught and named UU NNNHKXX. Manaphy grows all the way to level 6 and doesn't learn Charm.
22:54: DWZL the female Alomomola is also added to the team.
23:02: And finally, an unnamed female Tentacruel.
23:10: Scratch that; inputs freeze and the savestate returns to just before Tentacruel was captured.
23:19: Just like the first time it reached Level 10 (which was erased by the rewind), Manaphy learns Supersonic.
23:31: A male Tentacruel is instead captured to fill the slot, named AAaggmmn and immediately dubbed Agumon.
23:54: Inputs freeze again; chat suspects that Manaphy leveling up is related, though this time it was level 13 whereas the last one was at level 12.
Day 6 - Evolution is the Solution?
00:35: Manaphy successfully reaches level 15 and learns Bubblebeam over Supersonic.
00:36: Klefki learns Play Rough over Crafty Shield at level 25.
00:40: Inputs freeze again, but no rewind is required and they return five minutes later, albeit very lagged.
01:11: At level 56, Agumon forgets Sludge Wave for Wring Out.
01:39: Manaphy reaches level 20 and learns Acid Armor over Water Sport.
01:46: At level 28, Klefki forgets Spikes for Foul Play.
01:48: Mantine is level 49 and learns Hydro Pump over Agility.
05:02: Alomomola reaches level 57 and learns Wish. The previous three hours have just been grinding and trying to figure out what to do next.
06:15: Strength is required to progress further into Shoal Cave. A dev offers to take manual control to teach it, but redacts the offer upon finding that no one in the current party can learn it.
06:23: Following a whiteout, democracy is used to teach Surf to Mantine (over Aqua Ring) and Alomomola (over Healing Wish). In anarchy, Agumon learns it as well, over...Sludge Wave?
07:01: Attempt #5 at the Tabatha/Maxie double battle fails as well.
07:38: Acacia gets a PP Max as Attempt #6 is successful!
07:45: The HM for Dive is acquired!
07:51: Mantine forgets Air Slash for Dive.
08:58: Banette and Manaphy are deposited in the PC.
09:17: Aaaad the male Archen is captured at level 50.
10:30: As is ABBUUTT the male Anorith, at level 45.
12:07: A Butt is evolved into Armaldo.
12:19: Aaaad evolves as well.
14:55: The PC is used in democracy, but it's rather suboptimal, depositing A Butt and Alomomola and retrieving ZZDPPPPJ the Pidgeotto and ATTUttttz the Inkay. Both are female.
16:15: Zippy the Pidgeotto evolves into a Pidgeot.
00:05: Captain Stern gives Acacia the Mystic Ticket!
00:35: The TM for Drain Punch is purchased.
02:42: Brr reaches level 46 and learns Overheat over Strength.
03:25: Pangoro reaches level 38 and learns Storm Throw over Karate Chop.
04:21: A democracy session teaches Brr Strength again (over Ember), Pangoro Rock Smash (over Work Up), and Holly Grass Knot (over Surf).
07:55: Tactical Mode breaks down in the middle of a battle with Aqua Admin Shelly and a Grunt where Holly is the only one standing and desperately needs to get to her healing moves, in slots 3 and 4. She manages to get one off, but then gets Taunted and is soon taken down.
10:14: Brr reaches level 50 and forgets Strength for Hyper Beam.
16:14: Democracy is engaged in Fallarbor Town, home of the Move Reminder. Edgeworth, as AA has recently been christened, forgets Night Slash for King's Shield, and then Holly overhauls most of her moveset, keeping only Milk Drink as she relearns Leaf Blade, Horn Leech, and Earthquake.
17:11: Another game crash.
18:24: At level 46, Pangoro (the jury's still out on her nickname) forgets Arm Thrust for Drain Punch.
19:05: The subreddit switches from listing Acacia's badge count as "7" to listing it as "still 7".
19:16: A Pinsirite is obtained.
19:29: Brr forgets Snarl to relearn Strength.
19:48: Acacia arrives in Seafloor Cavern, ready to give advancing the plot another try.
20:07: Resident Markov bot tppsim spouts off the line that titled this day, complete with the capital letter to start a sentence (not always a guarantee with sim), the comma, and even a TriHard emote at the end.
21:58: The Seafloor Cavern has fully evolved Fossil Gods! Aurorus is the first to be captured, followed by Cradily, Rampardos, and Bastiodon.
22:33: A blackout ends the attempt at Seafloor Cavern, but Acacia heads right back.
23:55: Inputs freeze again, then resume at lightspeed, allowing Holly to heal out of critical health with Horn Leech off a wild Rampardos before anyone even realized that Acacia was in a battle.
Day 9 - 7 No Longer
00:16: Kabutops is captured, but Omastar continues to elude Acacia's grasp.
01:02: The TM for Earthquake is acquired.
01:13: Archie is defeated on the first attempt!
01:16: Acacia finds the Adamant Orb underwater!
01:54: Acacia comes face to face with the legends, Kyogre and Groudon, and...tries to cast her fishing line at Groudon.
02:16: After a lengthy battle, a Metang is captured.
02:40: Critical captures are a thing in this game, as Acacia captures a Sableye.
03:06: Another game freeze.
04:46: A Clauncher is caught and named fffffcccc, immediately deemed to be the FCC.
04:57: Acacia heads to Sky Pillar.
05:17: There's an Aurora Ticket at the top of Sky Pillar.
06:38: Wallace gives Acacia the HM for Waterfall, and she heads into the Sootopolis Gym.
06:59: One ice puzzle down! In anarchy!
07:08: And there's the mistake. To the basement!
07:16: Puzzle one solved in anarchy again, only to step onto the second puzzle and immediately step off.
07:29: And again, the same mistake.
07:52: The demo PC is used to deposit Brr in favor of a male Lampent with no nickname.
09:58: A user named uncookedhams navigates the first two puzzles with occasional inputs from one called RoflSlayers, and known chat leader DuplexBeGreat takes over late in the second puzzle and starts on the third. Then a troll breaks it.
10:25: Juan is finally successfully challenged.
10:30: Juan is defeated in one try! Rain Badge obtained. Finally.
11:50: TM 99 for "Dazzle" is acquired. (A lot of the newer moves have had their names changed to fit Gen III length limitations, but none quite as odd as Dazzling Gleam becoming Dazzle.)
12:19: On the subject of Gen III demixing changes, there are no Dusk Stones in this game, so a Moon Stone is used to evolve Lampent
12:23-12:28: 124 Poké Balls, 65 Great Balls, and 8 Premier Balls are bought.
14:48: Unix the Mantine ditches Hydro Pump for Waterfall.
15:24: Acacia scales the waterfall and enters Ever Grande City.
15:34: And already she's at the Wally battle.
15:49: And already attempt #2!
16:01: Another loss to Wally.
16:06: The idea of Acacia being able to focus long enough to quickly get through an area with new Pokémon to catch seems foreign, but she has again.
16:15: And again she loses.
16:23: Pangoro reaches level 54 and tries to learn Sky Uppercut and Hammer Arm. She deletes Storm Throw for the former, only to immediately replace it with the latter.
16:24: Time for Attempt #4.
16:36: It's another failure.
16:40: Attempt #5!
16:48: And finally, Acacia is victorious.
19:12: Pangoro loses Crunch for Strength.
23:31: The updater bot is a bit confused and forgot to reset the count from the last run, but this is the start of Elite Four Attempt #1!
23:34: Unfortunately, Acacia forgot to heal first. Black out to Sidney.
23:49: On attempt #2, Sidney is defeated for the first time. Only Chandelure, the lowest-leveled member of the team, made it through, though, so it's a quick loss to Phoebe.
23:53: Acacia decides to leave to grind. Or catch more Pokémon. Either is fine.
Day 10 - This Thread Has Been Banned
Early in the day: The updater bot gets caught in a spam filter, leading to the Live Updater thread to be accessible only by those with permission to edit.
00:27: The TM for X-Scissor is found.
01:34: The updater bot has been fixed and correctly declares the start of Run #3!
01:47: This time, only Pangoro goes down as Sidney is defeated.
01:56: It's not enough to get her past Phoebe, though. Acacia again decides to leave.
03:30: And back for Run 4.
03:43: Blackout to Sidney this time. Acacia leaves again.
04:42: The TM for Flamethrower is found.
09:35: Flamethrower is taught to Chandelure, replacing Curse.
10:21: Pangoro learns Taunt over Strength. This decision is reversed less than half an hour later.
16:36: Elite Four attempt #5 begins! Only Holly makes it through the Sidney battle, and Phoebe ends the run quickly.
17:04: Sidney is defeated again, this time with Chandelure and Malamar standing. Phoebe defeats them.
17:07: Right back in for attempt #7.
17:20: Only Holly and Malamar are available to battle Phoebe.
17:26: Of course, Holly's pretty damn strong. Phoebe defeated!
17:32: Holly sweeps right on through Glacia! But she doesn't even have enough PP left to get through both Drake and Steven, so defeat is inevitable.
17:37: It comes at the hands of Drake.
18:02: Run #8 ends at Glacia.
18:19: Holly goes down against Phoebe's Gengar, since chat forgot that it still had Levitate this generation, but Edgeworth goes on a rampage to get all the way to Phoebe's last Pokémon and Chandelure finishes things up.
18:31: And RIP Run 9 to Glacia's Jynx. Acacia heads back in immediately.
18:40: All six Pokémon are still standing as Sidney is defeated on run 10!
18:44: Holly again falls to Gengar, as she was the most injured in the Sidney fight. Edgeworth, Malamar, and Chandelure finish things up.
18:54: Unix is switched in against Glacia's Froslass, which just spams Destiny Bond. This allows Chandelure and Pangoro to take out Glacia's team.
19:02: Drake defeats Acacia, who leaves the Elite Four building.
Day 11 - Ready For Action
00:27: Pangoro learns Knock Off over Hammer Arm.
01:28: The TM for Dragon Claw is found.
01:51: Pangoro forgets Drain Punch for Focus Punch. This decision is almost immediately reversed.
03:36: Democracy is used to teach Unix Ice Beam over Bounce and to give Pangoro a Big Root.
04:42: The Elite Four attempts resume! Sadly, Pangoro still can't sweep Sidney. Unix is the only other one to fall during the battle.
04:57: Phoebe goes down as well, taking only Chandelure.
05:03: Malamar is the only one to fall against Glacia.
05:09: And RIP attempt #11 to Drake.
05:13: Pangoro sweeps Sidney this time!
05:24: But Phoebe takes out half the team.
05:32: Edgeworth put in work against Glacia, but couldn't carry the whole battle. Only Unix and Holly advance to the Drake battle.
05:44: They can't carry it. Run #12 ends in failure.
06:11: Run #13 is quite lucky indeed, as it takes this long for even one team member to go down—Pangoro, to Drake's Flygon. Two of his Pokémon were already down, too.
06:18: But even that's not enough, as Drake's Salamence still ends the run.
06:22: Holly reaches level 100! And that's all she'll be getting, because the hack's increased level cap has been disabled. Pangoro again sweeps Sidney on Run 14.
06:32: Phoebe goes down as well, with Edgeworth the only one falling during the battle.
06:39: Pangoro takes care of Glacia as well.
06:48: Once Pangoro finally goes down, Holly comes in and handles Haxorus and Kingdra, then Dragalge. Surprisingly, chat leaves her in against Salamence despite all of her moves being quad-resisted or worse.
06:52: It nearly works because of the level advantage and lack of an SE move, but Holly falls, proccing Salamence's Moxie and allowing it to snowball. The blackout comes soon after.
06:55: But not before the chat blows a golden opportunity. Apparently out of Dragon Claws, Salamence tries to Iron Tail Malamar and misses; unfortunately, chat had already assumed the blackout and inputs of "A" and "Move 1" led to using Superpower instead of Payback or Psycho Cut, either of which would most likely have gotten Acacia her first victory over Drake, as brief as the ensuing Wallace battle would be.
06:58: Acacia heads right back in for Run 15.
07:02: The bad luck is out immediately. First, Sidney's Weavile flinches Pangoro. Then, a known troll wastes a Drain Punch on his Bisharp, which is known to be able to be OHKOed by Rock Smash. After that, slow switchers manage to get a Rock Smash through on Tyranitar, which narrowly survives and one-shots her with Superpower.
07:05: The luck turns, though, as after finishing off Tyranitar, Unix freezes his Greninja! Thanks to Full Restores, though, it's ultimately for naught as the chat fails to take advantage of the freeze to safely switch to something that could actually hit Greninja for neutral damage or better.
07:14: Chandelure doesn't last long, but Edgeworth nearly sweeps the rest of Phoebe's team.
07:26: Holly can't solo Glacia, though, so it's RIP run 15.
07:33: And begin Run 16.
07:37: With a sweep of Sidney.
07:40: Pangoro quickly falls to Phoebe's Mismagius, though, as it knows Dazzling Gleam.
07:46: After Malamar falls, Unix is sent in, only for more trolls to cause Chandelure to switch in instead and take a Shadow Ball. And then he nearly manages to sweep the rest of Phoebe's team anyway, coming up just short of a one-shot on Sableye.
07:49: Edgeworth finishes up.
07:56: And then sweeps Glacia, though not without losing most of her health and Unix going down to a Freeze-Dry from Glacia's lead.
07:59: The decision is made to just kill the run immediately, and chat leaders spam Earthquake at Drake's Hydreigon until it's over.
08:00: Oh wait no they don't, because they switched to A spam and someone who had just shown up and didn't get the message fired off a "move4" to switch over to Milk Drink. It takes a little longer to sac Holly off.
08:26: Only Pangoro is down entering the Drake battle on Run 17, and Unix manages to finish off Hydreigon and Flygon before her inability to outspeed anything catches up to her.
08:28: Haxorus then crits its Poison Jab to one-shot Holly.
08:30: Kingdra finishes off Edgeworth...
08:32: ...Chandelure needs three tries to land an Inferno and then doesn't even follow up with Hex...
08:33: ...but defeats Dragalge anyway, allowing Salamence to quickly finish it to get a Moxie boost.
08:34: And even then, Malamar would've been able to two-shot if given a chance. RIP run 17.
08:39: Perfect execution, part one. Pangoro sweeps Sidney with limited usage of Drain Punch.
08:42: Perfect execution part two hits a snag when Phoebe's Aegislash manages to successfully King's Shield twice in a row, crippling Edgeworth's offensive might.
08:43: Phoebe reads the switch and uses Pursuit, but due to Aegislash's Stance Change being in the wrong priority bracket, it uses the weaker Shield Forme to do so. Malamar comes in and uses Payback to get to Sableye, but then gets burned and also runs out of PP for the move.
08:49: Pangoro finishes the battle with Knock Off.
08:52: Perfect execution part 3. Pangoro uses Rock Smash to handle Aurorus and Knock Off to handle Froslass, then switches out to Edgeworth on Jynx's Focus Blast.
08:55: And down goes Glacia. Only Malamar is down entering the Drake battle, though Edgeworth is in critical condition.
08:58: Plan: Drain Punch Everything hits a major snag: Toxic.
09:00: Unix is switched in and falls to Haxorus. Pangoro comes back in and Punches it out, then narrowly survives a Draco Meteor and the ensuing poison damage to take Kingdra out as well. She receives so little health from the final blow on it, though, that the poison immediately takes her out.
09:03: Holly comes in to Earthquake Dragalge and then start trying to stall out Salamence. Unfortunately, it's wise to Acacia's shenanigans and sets up a Dragon Dance.
09:06: Salamence lands a critical hit, putting Holly too low to be able to heal in time. Chandelure is switched in to take the fall, allowing Edgeworth to switch in safely.
09:07: Shadow Sneak is enough to finish it off! Drake defeated for the first time!
09:10: Horn Leech can't quite one-shot Ludicolo, but its own Life Orb does the job.
09:11: Horn Leech is a two-shot on Kingdra, but a one-shot on Milotic.
09:12: Gyarados survives the first Horn Leech and Bounces, but Holly's tanky enough to survive and finish it off.
09:13: Mega Swampert naturally can't survive a Grass-type hit with a 19-level disadvantage. ACACIA IS THE CHAMPION ON RUN 18!
09:16: But her Hall of Fame looks a bit...odd. Unix appears normal, but Chandelure looks like a Mewtwo, Holly looks like a Heracross, Pangoro looks like a Teddiursa, Edgeworth looks like a Corsola, and Malamar looks like a Houndour. How to tell which one is which Add 459 to the National Pokédex numbers of the "fakes" and you'll get the real team
09:43: With Acacia now the champion, the mods poll the chat about removing the Level 100 cap again. Chat is unanimously in favor.
10:31: Vs. Shaymin! Inverting the Bootstrapped Leitmotif trope, Deoxys's personal theme is used, presumably because Deoxys and Shaymin are both Mythical Legendaries.
10:33: And caught.
11:10: TM for Iron Tail acquired.
11:20: Jirachi caught! Along with some pseudolegendaries with levels already in the mid-to-high eighties.
12:49: TM for Dig acquired, followed by the Eon Ticket.
13:52: Malamar forgets Pluck for Secret Power.
14:11: TM for False Swipe is acquired.
14:39: Pidgeotite is acquired.
15:28: Vs. Genesect.
15:50: Genesect eventually struggles itself to death.
16:24: Now vs. Zapdos.
16:29: Two crits allows Zapdos to be victorious.
17:16: At Scorched Slab, Sunny Day TM was found, and now vs. Volcanion.
17:31: No victory. Volcanion is down.
17:39: Pangoro forgets Drain Punch for False Swipe.
18:15: Vs. Darkrai!
18:38: Finally caught Darkrai! Named it A. Most of chat had thought it would self-KO with Struggle the previous turn, but due to Gen III mechanics
19:08: AATTTTTMMM the Meloetta is acquired!
19:21: The main updater thread is unbanned. Praise Helix!
19:27: Yveltal is captured and nicknamed AUtuodettt, chat name Autodeath.
20:03: Blastoisnite acquired.
22:53: Hoopa is acquired, not nicknamed.
23:24: Virizion is engaged in battle.
23:41: It Struggles to death.
23:53: Now it's Terrakion's turn.
Day 12 - Breaking the Level Barrier
00:00: Acacia blacks out to Terrakion.
00:51: Cobalion is briefly engaged in battle and not captured.
00:55: The Elite Four is taken on again. They don't have devoted rematch teams.
01:21: The "rematch" ends at Glacia.
01:35: Holly and Chandelure are boxed, and a Relicanth and a Wailmer are withdrawn. The former's name is DV,, z- and the latter's is AAAahh6m (Agahnim).
02:37: Agahnim evolves into a Wailord!
02:54: Vs. Cresselia!
03:05: Cresselia defeated.
04:48: Trick House.
06:06: Pangoro forgets Knock Off for Dig.
09:01: Victini is challenged.
09:18: And caught! Nickname is TTTTM.
09:32: The TM for Infestation is bought, followed by even more Poké Balls.
10:15: The Regi Chambers are unlocked.
11:12: Regice is the first to be engaged in battle.
11:27: AAA the Regice is caught!
13:04: Heatran engaged in battle.
13:17: Blackout to Heatran.
13:29: Regirock engaged in battle.
13:52: Regirock struggles to death before it can be caught.
14:25: Music cuts out, but it's no glitch; welcome to Birth Island!
14:37: Unfortunately, puzzle democracy hasn't been implemented here and a specific path must be walked to engage Deoxys. Chat resolves to leave, but has trouble even doing that.
14:46: Acacia gets into the boat house, but heads back out...and democracy has arrived!
14:57: Vs. Deoxys!
14:59: Bye-bye, Deoxys! It used Teleport. Its sprite is still present on the map and has collision, but can't be engaged in battle.
15:04: And off to Southern Island.
15:08: Vs. Latias!
15:11: Latias caught!
16:23: The Old Sea Map is acquired, and Mewtwo is challenged.
16:26: Mewtwo is defeated.
17:28: Xerneas is captured and named AABUUMID.
17:48: Followed by ACOOPMNNHI the Mew (Accompany?)
~ 18:00: Castform is withdrawn from the PC so that the Kami Trio can be challenged.
18:06: Holly grows to Level 101.
20:55: Mauville City now has democracy to easily buy evolution items. Acacia buys a Moon Stone, a Water Stone, a Thunder Stone, and 10 Link Cables.
21:28: Tornadus is challenged.
21:39: Tornadus is caught and named _,, dddtz.
22:10: Thundurus is caught and not nicknamed.
23:24: Malamar is taught Flash over Psycho Cut, as it is needed for Registeel's puzzle.
23:55: Registeel is captured and named UUB♀8FFFF.
Day 13 - Curse This Tiny PC!
01:53: A Tauros is captured and named UUUV. There is now no more room in the PC for further captures. There is some discussion that the obsession with badges is bad for TPP, but ultimately these people are considered to be in the minority.
03:08: In the Battle Frontier, a Cosplay Pikachu is battled. She's wearing the Southern Belle costume.
15:29: A Helioptile, a Snorunt (to Froslass), a Dusclops, and a Loudred are evolved in quick succession. Then the Exploud is released.
16:28: A Luxio is evolved.
16:42: Now AGG the Vanillite.
17:18: FEE''// the Chespin evolves.
17:46: Now it's a Surskit's turn.
18:06: u//10000 the Klink evolves to Klang.
19:40: FEE''// evolves again, soon followed by an Elekid named D.
20:48: BCWI the Larvesta evolves.
21:56: AAACDDDDDD the Seedot ("Acid") evolves.
22:33: D evolves again, followed by Acid.
23:32: A mod takes direct control of the game to get past a Mach Bike puzzle, allowing Acacia to acquire a Diancie.
Day 15 - So Long And Thanks For All The Badges
01:16: Another pentaevolution, this time with a Pansage, a Pansear, a Panpour, a Munna, and a Cottonee.
01:55: And another: Gurdurr, Rhydon, Misdreavus, Skitty, and Clamperl (to Huntail). While returning this quintet to the PC, ATM the Meloetta is released.
02:50: A Turtwig evolves.
03:20: And a Magby.
03:27: u//10000 evolves again. This is the 100th time in this run that a Pokémon has evolved.
04:13: The Magmar is evolved again.
04:43: Atta the Celebi is released, followed by a Spearow, Uc0, D, Gigalith, and the freshly evolved Magmortar.
05:21: A Ducklett is evolved, followed by the Grotle again. Manaphy is also back in the party, as is a Ditto.
06:20: Manaphy and Ditto are finally successfully left at the daycare.
07:01: And Phione's egg is finally acquired. Talonflame is withdrawn to speed up the hatching, along with a Vullaby and a Rufflet.
07:47: Due to the Exp. Share being given its Gen 6 mechanics, the Phione egg is gaining experience and learning new moves. It will reset to level 1 when it hatches, but with whatever moveset it last had before hatching.
11:11: The egg finally hatches with the moves Whirlpool, Water Pulse, Charm, and Supersonic.
~13:30: Phione and Talonflame are deposited in favor of , the Cherubi and LoudDeer.
14:47: Vullaby evolves into Mandibuzz.
15:15: LoudDeer evolves as well, so she and Mandibuzz retreat to the PC in favor of BBEXEC the Tangela (Bex) and a Snover without a nickname.
15:44: Now , evolves.
15:55: Bex evolves too.
16:02: And so does the Snover.
16:21: And finally the Rufflet.
17:05: Pangoro is taught Surf over Dig, and then APmm is released.
18:08: "Ditz" the Tornadus is taught Fly, as both he and Thundurus have been withdrawn. As has Ampharos.
18:27: Control is again given to the mod to get past the Mach Bike puzzle in Sky Pillar.
19:12: Rayquaza is challenged.
19:13: A troll input gets through to one-shot it with Unix's Ice Beam.
19:14: After the middle ring is revealed to be Arceus's, Reshiram is challenged. It takes out Unix, then Ampharos, but Static paralyzes it and it's at low health from a Surf from Unix.
19:24: With Holly's health dwindling, some inputters try to use Milk Drink, but A spam causes Horn Leech to be used instead.
19:25: Zekrom is now challenged. Fortunately, Leaf Blade isn't a crit and Zekrom narrowly survives. Milk Drink is used throughout the battle, mostly at times when it makes sense...
19:33: ...but ultimately Zekrom wins.
19:57: After the stream froze, it comes back to...a paralyzed Reshiram, in the red, facing Holly. Any pretense that distributing badges isn't the primary goal of TPP now has completely gone out the window.
20:05: And Reshiram is defeated again.
20:15: Zekrom is defeated, too.
21:14: The gift Beldum is acquired in Mossdeep City.
22:03: Gen VI Mega Evolution mechanics turn what seemed like a certain win into a loss, as Mega Metagross outspeeds Holly on turn 2 after failing to do so on turn 1. The loss happens a couple minutes later as the Kami twins were still there, but stood no chance.
22:53: Steven is challenged again.
23:01: And Acacia loses again. Holly got frozen by the first Ice Punch, and then Steven stopped to heal and didn't Ice Punch again on turn 2.
23:25: Acacia visits her mother in Littleroot Town and stays in her house unitl the run ends 35 minutes later.