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I <3 Zubat, apparently.

Posted February 21st, 2012 at 02:49 PM by Mr Cat Dog

Despite what I said in this thread, it turns out that I'm, like, soooooo totally in love with Zubat! Or, at least I used to be. Apparently.

Rummaging around my bedroom in a vague attempt to clean up the place, I stumbled upon my old Game Boy collection, and GBA SP. Among the rubble that includes Tazmanian Devil Munching Madness and what I can only assume is a ROM cartridge with such classic, original games as Maya &Friend and Mines Weeper (yes, you read that right), is my old Pokemon cartridges. In all honesty, I thought there was a high chance that these would have been thrown out, so I was very surprised to find them alive and well. Then, I did what any self-respecting member of PC would do in this situation and inserted them into the GBA to find out how awesome crap I was as a trainer all those years ago. (With 'all those years' being between 5-10 years.)

First up: Pokemon Blue. Unfortunately, I must have restarted the game and gotten bored with it mid-way through. I was in Mt. Moon, and my team consisted of a Lv17 Ivysaur (bleh!), Lv16 Pidgey, Lv17 Pikachu... and Lv9 Zubat. Huh! That was a bit of a shocker. After walking through the mountain and fighting a Rocket (who's sprites look really creepy in a kind of sadomasochistic way), I got bored and replaced Blue with Yellow.

Serendipitoudly, the same thing happened in Yellow. I was in Mt. Moon again (a different part, this time) and my team consisted of a Lv15 Pikachu, Lv 14 Pidgey, Lv16 Nidorina... and Lv8 Zubat. Again, this struck me as odd. I really like Crobat, but that's more on a conceptual level; I don't think I'd ever use one in a team, though I can certainly see their appeal. However, Crobat hadn't even been 'discovered' at this point in the PokéUniverse, so I don't know what I'd been snorting at this point.

Unfortunately, my Gold file had been corrupted, so there was literally nothing to show for that (which was probably the most disappointing discovery of this expedition), but my Sapphire was going strong, and it appeared that I hadn't blindly started a new save file. Success! And I was at Ever Grande City upon starting it up; I must have had a kick-ass team, right? Well... see for yourself:

Lv43 Lanturn, Lv45 Dustox, Lv45 Kyogre, Lv52 Blaziken

THAT'S IT! Just 4 critters! So, in a state of panic, I go to the PC to check what I've boxed, as I seriously couldn't have made it through the game with just those four, and what do I find?

A PC BOX FULL OF 20 ZUBATS ALL AT LV30!

And then my heart sank. It was obvious that between the ages of 11-15, I must reeeeeeeeeeally have loved Zubat for some ungodly reason. It's times like this that I feel I don't deserve to call myself a 'Pokemon fan'. Sigh...
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    Taro Tanaka's Avatar
    Don't be silly. Of course you're a Pokemon fan, even back then you were. Sure, it's Zubat that got you reved up (appearantly), but it's still pretty cool to have an army of them at decent levels. XD
    Posted February 21st, 2012 at 04:17 PM by Taro Tanaka Taro Tanaka is offline
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    Logiedan's Avatar
    We should all find our old cartridges and look at our old teams.
    Posted February 21st, 2012 at 06:25 PM by Logiedan Logiedan is offline
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    Overlord Drakow's Avatar
    ^ I am so tempted to do this lol. I still have all of my old ones XD
    Posted February 22nd, 2012 at 04:45 AM by Overlord Drakow Overlord Drakow is offline
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    Sodom's Avatar
    Zubats are actually not that bad! I never used one before HGSS and now I'm glad I did, because Crobats turn out to be frikkin amazing. I find it's the Pokemon that are the most common annoyances that can turn out to be the best powerhouses! 11 year old you was wise before his time!
    Posted February 22nd, 2012 at 04:59 AM by Sodom Sodom is offline
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    Kura's Avatar
    Your Gold file wasn't corrupted. The battery just died on it so you wont be able to save on it even if you start a new game. Happened to gold and silver a lot. Check out my most recent blog because if you want, I can have it repaired for you if you really want to play it again <3
    Posted February 22nd, 2012 at 03:26 PM by Kura Kura is offline
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    Oryx's Avatar
    I feel like if you loved a Pokemon that everyone else hated, that makes you more of a Pokemon fan than the rest of us. You looked past the annoyance and saw the REAL ZUBAT
    Posted February 23rd, 2012 at 09:13 AM by Oryx Oryx is offline
 

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