The Further Adventures of a Golett Loving Girl in Unova! Part 4
by, 7th November 2012 at 05:31 PM (221 Views)
Grinding My Way Back to You
Part One~Part Two~Part Three
on Beast Warsin Black 2:
When we last saw Silvy, she was about to cross the Driftveil Drawbridge and head into Driftveil City. But rather than dash across the bridge and continue on without thought, Silvy remembered that she had a Pokédex to complete...
October 28, 2012 (Day 22):
At first, I was going to try and hit 200 in the Unova Dex but once I hit 190, I figured that would be enough. I was running out of money to buy Poké Balls anyway and the constant trading, leveling up, re-trading and releasing was getting old fast. So I made my way across the Driftveil Drawbridge and into Driftveil City. The moment I got there, I sighed and shook my head. What treat to the eyes do I get to see? A pair of Plasma grunts, one from the original Team Plasma and the second from Neo-Team Plasma, hashing things out. Oh great, I think. This cannot possibly be good.
After the exchange, I'm told about the Plasma safehouse so I decide to head over there. I battle Rood and beat him easily, earning the chance to lay claim to N's Zorua. I also get to hear a bit more about N's past and I have to listen to Rage Boy howl about his sister's Purrloin, which isn't there. (Of course it isn't. I wasn't expecting this to be easy, you know...!) I also came back and saw the flashback with Zoroark that dealt with the splitting of the team. I take Zorua and box it then decide that in order to continue on, I need to do some serious training.
October 29 and 30, 2012 (Days 23 & 24):
In search of better training grounds--and since I had beaten the living heck out of everyone in the Stadiums--I took a quick look around Lostlorn Forest. I managed to catch a Heracross which was used as a tosser and battled Breeder Galen. Galen, like Irene, wants a battle every time I visit so I decide to spend some quality time abusing the poor sap for money and EXP.
In two days my team goes from the mid thirties to 40. The lone straggler is Prima, my Samurott. I get him up to 36 and let him evolve. So on the 30th, I make the decision to face Clay and get my fifth Badge.
Clay's Gym isn't as confusing as it was in Black; the railway seems to be a bit easier to follow. The rookie Trainers in there are all pushovers but as I'm battling them I realize that I'm missing a Pokémon from my Dex: I have no Baltoy. I also have no idea just how to go about getting one. But no matter, Clay awaits!
As a Gym Leader, Clay is far too easy--in Black his Excadrill had me on the ropes multiple times thanks to one Hone Claws. This time, I tear through his team with the help of Prima and let Dogū deal with Excadrill. The battle takes maybe five minutes, if even that. I can't help but feel a little cheated. All that training and for what? But once I have my new Badge, it doesn't really matter.
Promptly after slapping my new Badge in its case, I'm dragged over to the Pokémon World Tournament. It would seem that in order to progress in the story, I have to take the Driftveil Tourney challenge which I find rather daunting. I'm not a huge fan of that sort of thing. That, however, is the least of my worries. I need to find a Baltoy and fast.
October 31 to November 4, 2012 (Days 25 to 29):
I can't find a Baltoy anywhere in Unova on B2, so I switch over to my copy of Black. Claydol can be found in the Relic Castle, so I spend some time crawling through there until I find Volcarona's Room. I leave Volcarona alone--I already have one thanks to the GTS--and catch two Claydol which I promptly take to Daycare. One is Calm Natured, so I give it an Everstone and cycle around until I get an Egg.
It takes a bit to get that Egg, as the Claydol and Ditto don't seem to be the best of friends. Once I have the Egg, I yank the Claydol out of Daycare and box it, feeling a bit guilty for forcing it to go through that sort of humiliation. With my Volcarona as my Flame Body buddy, I hit the Skyarrow Bridge. Minutes later, my little Terra hatches.
I was expecting Calm but got Sassy instead. That was fine with me and immediately I traded her to B2, along with quite a few other Pokémon. For four days, that was all I did: trade Pokémon, catch tossers and trade even more. With the help of my copies of White, Black and frequent jaunts on the GTS, my Pokédex ended up at 239 seen and 239 owned. Not long until the Unova Dex is complete! I was even able to trade for a shiny Castform during that rush!
November 5, 2012 (Day 30):
239 seemed like a pretty decent stopping point, so I turned my attention to a bit more level grinding. I can't go any farther in the game until I take on the PWT and I figure that I need all the EVs I can get. After hitting the Stadiums and Galen again, Dogū hits level 43. He gives a cry and tries to evolve. I immediately stop him.
Yes, I know--Golurk is far more powerful than Golett. But it also learns Earthquake much later; level 50 as opposed to level 45. I figure that I can keep Dogū as a Golett for just a little longer so he can learn Earthquake. But once he hits 45, there's no real reason to delay evolution anymore. I find that I have mixed feelings on that.
I adore Golurk, don't get me wrong but when I raise a Golett and see it evolve I feel a little twinge of sadness. The little guy won't be so little anymore. Sure, he'll be big and beautiful but he won't be so small and cuddly. I guess Prime may be right: I may love Golett a touch more than Golurk, if only for the cuteness.
November 6, 2012 (Day 31):
On this day, my Dogū reached level 45. He learned Earthquake and with a sigh, I let him evolve. Now he's a ferociously strong Golurk and the true leader of my team, even more than Ruki or Prima. As I look at my team, I realize that if I can get the others up to 45, there's no real reason I can't make a go for the PWT. It means more level grinding/EV training but I figure that my guys are worth it. They're a pretty strong group and could probably take out anything that comes at them.
At least, I hope that's the case. I don't want to think about what may happen if I'm wrong.
TO BE CONTINUED...
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