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Pokémon Platinum Progress [more tl;dr]
Haaaaay guys. ♥ Just posting to share my Platinum progress so I can show off my Cherrim, haha.
So... after my Calculus midterm last Monday I finally sat down and let myself start Platinum. I named myself God (because I'm super cool and "Erica" was getting boring XD) and named my rival Dean after my friend (he named his rival Erica, haha). I traded over my Cherubi and Nosepass eggs. My planned team for Platinum is Cherrim, Probopass, Luxray, Drifblim and I'm undecided on the rest. (Though I want to train a Bidoof to level 100 eventually.) Anyway!
I breezed through the beginning pretty easily; the first gym was so simple. Cherubi took out absolutely everything. ♥ I headed up to Floaroma and... and... well, the late night DCCers got the gist of it. I'm still running into critical hit problems but at least now I don't have to spend all my savings on potions and super potions to deal with it. :( skldjfs
Now, one thing I'd been both looking forward to and dreading was the Gardenia fight. She's got an upgraded team in Platinum and that team includes a Cherrim. Basically OH GOD I HAD TO KILL A CHERRIM. ;o; The best way to do this and not feel too guilty, I decided, was to beat her Cherrim with a Cherrim of my own. :3 I set to work training my Cherubi to level 25 so she would evolve. (This was pretty lame because Gardenia haxxed and her Cherrim is level 20. >:|) I did this in Eterna Forest while... um... whatsherface was with me. It honestly took like 5 or 6 hours because it was so boring and I kept setting the DS aside to do other stuff while in the midst of a battle. Regardless, somehow I'd spent like 15 hours playing the game so far. XD
Finally, Cherubi evolved in between a game of Halo so everyone playing with me got to hear my spazzing out about it:
:DD So cuuuute! ♥ As soon as it evolved, I high-tailed it back down to the Windworks so that I could catch my Drifloon before the date turned because if I had to wait a week to catch it, it would be way behind everyone else. :( I had to reset twice before I could get a female one (I seem to be going for an all-female team haha). I asked everyone on XBL what to name it and Andy said Driffy so... it was named. I set down Platinum and we played more 360.
Hours later, we'd finished Halo and Jeef, Andy, my friend Dean and I were just sitting around talking when we realized that my Drifloon shouldn't be named Driffy, it should be named Pedo. You know, their description says they often spirit away small children so... that's what I've affectionately taken to calling the Drif' line. Of course, the old nickname wouldn't do so we racked our brains trying to remember where the Name Rater was. Jeef and I were flipping through our guides trying our best to find this place. I went through it THREE TIMES before I figured out where the Name Rater was. He's in Eterna City, of course. Where I was the whole time we were looking. Worst part? He was in the next building I was about to explore. XD I felt pretty stupid for that one.
Finally it was on to Eterna Gym! Pedo took out basically everything on the way to Gardenia. I healed at the Pokémon Centre and headed back in. Pedo took out her Turtwig and then... and then... Cherrim time! ♥
Uhh... where was I? Oh, right. I beat Gardenia, beat up some Galactic Grunts, nearly got my ass kicked by a Skuntank because TEAM GALACTIC IS A BUNCH OF DIRTY, CHEATING JERKS THAT GET WAY TOO MANY CRITICAL HITS AND IT ISNT FAIR but at least Lumaria was overlevelled enough around to save the day. Or night. It was like 5 AM when I beat them. XD;
That's about as far as I've gotten. I'll head off now after I show you pictures of my team. :B
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