B2W2 Travel Journal
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October 9th, 2012 (8:21 PM). Edited October 9th, 2012 by OffRoadSP.
Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: Northeast PA
I chronicled my Black and White journey on a different site, but would like to return to this site after many years to continue that journal here on Pokecommunity. I've missed it here!
Anyway, since I've caught all 151 in the Unova Dex in Black and White, I'll only be catching the added 150 in White 2 (and Black 2). Here goes!
Pokémon White 2 (& Black 2) Journal
October 6, 2012
Professor Fennel finished her updates of the Dream Machine. I had Leavanny inhale some Dream Mist so we could enter the Dream World. A few things have changed. First, a Diglett dug 4 more rows in my berry garden for a total of nine! Second, it appears we can spend a longer time in the various areas of the Dream Isle. Despite that, all we found was a Bastiodon that knows the move Fissure.
October 7, 2012
Fennel introduced me to her colleague, Professor Burnet. Unlike Professor Fennel, Professor Burnet studies the space between dreams and reality. She gave me a visor that allowed me to visualize this space, and when I put it on I was able to detect clouds floating in the air around me. She gave me a beam to use to fire at the clouds, which mostly produced special orbs. One orb was a little livelier. When I concentrated the beam on it, it actually revealed itself to be a Munna! Burnet said that she has detected unusual Pokémon in this space, and would like my help in identifying or capturing them. I’m more than happy to oblige, and can’t wait to try it out more!
Meanwhile, after taking some tests at the Battle Institute in Nimbasa City (which I did terrible on), I came across an unusual Pokémon at the Pokémon Center. It looks like a little blue and white Unicorn. It followed me onto the ship I was taking to Eastern Unova. I tried scanning it with my Pokédex.
“Keldeo, the Colt Pokémon. Keldeo is a legendary Pokémon found in the Unova Region. No further data is currently known.”
I put away the Pokédex, relaxed on the deck of the ship with Keldeo, enjoying the warm summer Unova air.
The ship finally reached its destination later in the day. I entered a place called Aspertia City, a small town nestled in the wooded southeastern area of Unova. I was supposed to meet Bianca at the Pokémon Center, but she wasn’t there. I found here atop a small hill looked out over the woods. She was talking to a trainer who said his name was Hugh. Hugh was just starting his journey with his Oshawott. Bianca saw the little Pokémon following me.
“Oh, a Keldeo!” Bianca exclaimed as she ran over to it. “It’s so cute!”
“Yeah, but the Pokédex doesn’t have much information about it,” I commented.
“Yes it does,” said Bianca as she looked thoughtful. “Oh! That’s right. You didn’t have your Pokédex upgraded yet. Here, I can do that for you! There are now 300 Pokémon in Unova, not counting Victini.”
“Whoa, 300? That’s twice as many more!” I took my newly upgraded Pokédex and scanned Keldeo.
“Keldeo, the Colt Pokémon. Keldeo crosses the world, running over the surfaces of oceans and rivers, or, by blasting water from its hooves, it can glide across water. It excels at using leg moves while battling. It appears at scenic waterfronts.”
“Cheren is setting up his gym here in Aspertia City,” Bianca told me, “but it’s not quite ready yet. Why not do some exploring in the area? Floccesy Ranch isn’t too far from here. You might find some new Pokémon that you can’t see anywhere else in Unova!”
I made a brief stop in the Pokémon Center, and then headed out to Route 19.
I did stop to use the Dream Radar in between. In addition to finding a few items, a found a Swablu, a Drifloon, and a Sigilyph that I caught among the Dream Clouds!
It was a short journey across the route to Floccesy Town. When I got there, I ran into the Pokémon League Champion, Alder! Apparently, Floccesy Town is his hometown.
I then explored a little bit of Route 20, where I found a handful of familiar Unova Pokémon, but also a Sunkern! I managed to catch it fairly easily. My first Pokémon for my new journey through Unova!
“Sunkern, the Seed Pokémon. Sunkern suddenly fall out of the sky in the morning. Knowing they’re weak, they simply feed until they evolve. A year after a cold summer, their population explodes.”
I returned to the Pokémon Center in Floccesy Town, and called Professor Burnet. She helped download my data from the Dream Radar, and transferred the Pokémon to me in Dream Balls!
“Swablu, the Cotton Bird Pokémon. Swablu can’t relax if their surroundings are not clean. They wipe off dirt with their wings. For some reason, they like to land on people’s heads softly and act like a hat.”
“Drifloon, the Balloon Pokémon. Drifloon are called ‘Signposts for Wandering Spirits’ because of the way they float aimlessly. Children holding them sometimes vanish.”
Meanwhile, in the Dream World, Scolipede befriended a Spheal with move Aqua Tail and a Machop with Helping Hand.
October 8, 2012
I took my team of new Pokémon and crossed Route 20, battling trainers along the way. It was only a short distance to Floccesy Ranch. When I arrived there, Hugh had seen that I caught some new Pokémon, so he challenged me to a battle! I sent out my Sunkern against his Oshawott, thinking that type advantage would help. But, it took only a few Tackle attacks and Sunkern was KO’d. Swablu didn’t fare much better. Drifloon was finally able to take it down by making it flinch with its Astonish attack.
After that, the owners of Floccesy Ranch approached us, and asked us if we could help them find their lost Herdier. Hugh got very angry at them for losing their Pokémon, but he did agree to help me search the ranch for it. While I searched, I found lots of wild Pokémon wandering around the ranch! There were plenty of Mareep that belonged to the Ranch owners, but I did find several wild Pokémon to add to the team.
“Azurill, the Polka Dot Pokémon. Azurill swing their large, nutrient-filled tail around to fight opponents bigger than they are. They can bounce on this tail like a rubber ball.”
“Psyduck, the Duck Pokémon. Psyduck suffer a constant headache. When the headache stimulates their brain cells, which are usually inactive, they can use a mysterious power.”
“Riolu, the Emanation Pokémon. Riolu use the shapes of auras to communicate with others. These auras change according to emotion, such as waves of joy or rage.”
“Mareep, the Wool Pokémon. Mareep have a fluffy coat of wool that doubles in size when static electricity builds up. The tips of their tails also glow slightly.”
After catching all of them, we did find the missing Herdier, as well as a Team Plasma member! He ran off after being discovered. I guess Team Plasma is still active in Unova.
I returned to Floccesy Town, where Alder asked me to help him teach some kids about being a Pokémon trainer by having battles with them. It was a good opportunity to give some experience to my new Pokémon. I had Riolu battle them. When I left Alder’s house, I guy approached me and gave me a Medal Box. He said that various medals can be awarded to trainers based on their accomplishments. They can be awarded at any Pokémon Center throughout Unova.
The Medals I’ve received so far:
Beginning of Memory
In addition to the 9 Hint Medals I was given as clues to more rewards, gives me a total of 16 medals. Apparently there are over 250 medals to earn. As if catching 300 Pokémon wasn’t enough!
I’m still sending my Unova Pokémon to the Dream World, in an attempt to catch the 19 remaining Pokémon I have yet to find. Today: Cottonee. Found: nothing new; Miltank with Curse.
I’ve also been powering up the Dream Radar components by transferring Dream Orbs I find to Professor Burnet. Everything is at level 2, and I have 2 of each temporary power-up stored. I’ve found more Munna, Sigilyph, and a handful of useful items.
October 9, 2012
It was a rainy day in the Floccesy Town area. Perfect to train Pokémon like Mareep and Psyduck in, especially now that Psyduck learned Water Gun! After training all 7 of my Pokémon, I returned to Aspertia City. I received two new medals and a few Hint Medals, bringing my total up to 21:
Pokémon Center Fan
Quick stop in the Dream World with Liligant. Found: nothing new; Mankey with Reversal.
Then I went into the Trainers’ School, where Cheren was setting up his gym. I congratulated him on his decision to teach at the school and also to become a gym leader. And, I told him I’d be honored to be his first challenger!
Aspertia Gym Challenge
“I want to be an entry-level gym for trainers, so I’m not going to use Emboar or any of my stronger Pokémon,” Cheren informed me.
“That’s ok, all the Pokémon I have with me I just recently caught in the area,” I replied. “So this should be a good test for them.”
“We’ll make it a two on two battle, ok?” Cheren said as he took his place on the battlefield.
“Sounds good to me,” I pulled out a Dream Ball. “Drifloon, let’s go!”
“A Drifloon? In Unova?” Cheren was shocked. “Ok, let’s make this a battle to be proud of. Go, Patrat!”
“Drifloon, let’s start things out with your Gust attack!” The wind hit Patrat for a critical hit!
“Not bad,” commented Cheren. “Patrat, use Work Up.”
“What, did you study under Lenora, or something?” I joked. “Drifloon, use Gust, one more time!”
“Patrat, quickly, use Bite!” After taking the Gust attack, Patrat countered with Bite, which was super-effective. Both Pokémon would only withstand one more hit each.
“Drifloon, hang in there!” I encouraged it. “Use Gust again!”
“Patrat, finish it with Bite.” Patrat hit first, and Drifloon was knocked out.
“Drifloon, return. Thank you, you did a great job.” I readied my next Poké Ball. “Riolu, you’re up next!”
“Ah, you’ve been to Floccesy Ranch, I see.” Cheren seemed less surprised by this choice. “Patrat, Tackle it!”
“That’s what I was hoping for,” I smiled. “Riolu, Counter!”
The Tackle attack hit, but Patrat received twice as much damage from the attack, and was knocked out!
“Return, Patrat,” Cheren said calmly. “You made me proud out there. Now, Lilipup, it’s your turn!”
“Ok, you definitely studied under Lenora,” I laughed. “Riolu, get ready to Counter again!”
“Lilipup, Work Up, please.” I made a foolish choice.
“Ok, then we’ll attack directly. Riolu, use Quick Attack!”
“Lilipup, stand strong and use Tackle!”
The Work Up-infused Tackle was enough to knock out my Riolu!
“I… can’t believe it. Riolu, return, I’m sorry, I got overconfident. This loss is my fault.”
Cheren walked over to me and put his hand on my shoulder. “As gym leader, I aim to be a wall for challengers to overcome. I see I have succeeded in that objective.”
I nodded. “You’re right. Ok, a little more training, and I’ll be back to challenge you again… and win!”
Hoenn Pokédex: Seen 208 Obtained 208
Kalos Pokédex: Seen 453 Obtained 453
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