In the morning, I sent Umbreon and Sandslash back to Professor Juniper, and began a new rotation for some more training. The first group I took was Lucario, Magnemite, Grimer, and Skitty. Since I had gone west on my first journey, I figured I’d head east this time, so proceeded onto Route 16.
I made my way to the gate that leads to the Marvelous Bridge. Just as I was about to take the elevator to the bridge, Professor Juniper stepped off! She said she just got done studying a group of wild Swinub and Piloswine that made their habitat in a cold northern region of Unova called the Great Chasm. She also said that while she was there, she found a Pokémon egg in one of the caves! She asked me to take care of it, and I gratefully accepted it. She also told me about a new Pokémon tournament that was going to be help in the Unova Region called the Pokémon World Tournament. She said it’s being held near Driftveil City. I decided I would turn around and head towards Driftveil City then, and check out what this tournament is all about.
Later that day, after work, I was out training on Route 16, when the Pokémon egg Professor Juniper gave me earlier started to hatch. It was a Cleffa! It seems to make sense, as the Pokédex says that Clefairy make their habitat near the Great Chasm.
Dream World 2: Slakoth, gained a level. Found: female Scraggy with the ability Intimidate.
January 11, 2013
Dream World: Watchog. Found: Aipom that knows Fire Punch; Anorith that knows Cross Poison.
January 12, 2013
I’m heading out to Hawaii for work again this week. I prepared for the long flight, and took my Poké Balls with me. While at a layover in one of the airports, my Cleffa evolved into Clefairy!
January 13, 2013
I did some training with my team around the hotel in sunny Honolulu. They’ve all become fairly strong. And my Magnemite evolved into Magneton! I then took all my Pokémon to the local Pokémon Center for a check-up, and then sent them back to Professor Juniper’s lab.
“Magneton, the Magnet Pokémon, and the evolved form of Magnemite. Magneton mysteriously appear when more sunspots dot the sun. The stronger electromagnetic waves from the three linked Magnemite are enough to dry out surrounding moisture and can stop TV sets from displaying properly.”
Dream World 2: Jigglypuff, gained a level. Found: Sawk that can use Thunderpunch.
I decided to take a walk around Waikiki with Grimer, and also had four other Pokémon sent to me: Magby, Elekid, Swinub, and Glaceon. I also realized I haven’t used the Dream Radar in quite a while, and who knows what kind of Pokémon might be in the Interdream Zone in Hawaii! So I fired up the machine and looked around. In addition to the usual things I found, I also found some quickly moving spheres of light. Each one turned out to be a Staryu, and I found 5 of them! When I got back to the hotel, I uploaded the data from the Dream Radar to Professor Burnett, and asked her to send me one of the Staryu. So I received the Dream Ball for the sixth member of my current Pokémon team!
“Staryu, the Starshape Pokémon. Staryu can regenerate their bodies instantly, as long as their red core remains, even if their bodies are torn apart. These cores flash at midnight.”
I continued walking the streets with my Pokémon, and found a cruise ship docked nearby that was very much like the Royal Unova. I found and battled all seven trainers with primarily my Elekid and Magby, and as a reward, I received a Rare Candy.
Here’s an update on Green Grimer Avenue, since I try to refer people to the various shops every day and some shops have made some significant upgrades, such as Ben’s Emporium attaining maximum rank! Also, I had some great luck at Alexa Museum, because one of the Chunks I bought from her ended up being a Big Nugget!
The Green Grimer Avenue
1. Happy * Janus (Raffle Shop Rank 9)
2. Ben’s Emporium (Market Rank 10)
3. Alex Colosseum (Dojo Rank 8)
4. Bistro Leah (Café Rank 8)
5. Alexa Museum (Antique Shop Rank 8)
6. Angi’s Garden (Flower Shop Rank 8)
7. Gallery Norman (Antique Shop Rank 4)
January 14, 2013
Dream World: Watchog. Found: Kecleon that knows Reflect Type; female Zangoose with the ability Toxic Boost.
January 15, 2013
Dream World 2: Professor Juniper and Fennel were exploring Route 18 not far from Nuvema Town, and they said that they had discovered a group of Tropius making their habitat there. Musharna had used Dream Mist on some of them, so they were wandering the Windswept Sky in the Dream World. So when I entered the Dream World with Sunkern, we had found them there. One had struck me as interesting as it knew the move Silver Wind. Between that bug-type move and its normal grass and flying-type moves, it might be a good addition to the team. And, it would come in handy for using Fly, just like I did back in the days of Hoenn. When I awoke, Fennel said that Sunkern had gained a level, and the one Tropius we befriended went to the Entralink Forest. Also, the Tropius on Route 18 had awoken as well.
January 16, 2013
Dream World: Simisage. Found: Relicanth that can use Earth Power! That leaves only two more Pokémon in the Sparkling Sea to find. We also found a Luvdisc that can use Mud Sport.
January 17, 2013
Dream World 2: Flaaffy, gained a level. Found: Elgyem that knows Barrier.
January 18, 2013
Dream World: Simisear. Found: nothing new; Tyrogue that can use Feint.
January 19, 2013
I’m on my way back home from Hawaii once again. On the way during my layover in San Francisco, I rotated my Pokémon at the Pokémon Center terminal in the airport. I had Jolteon, Slakoth, Koffing, and Vaporeon sent over to me. While I was traveling, my Slakoth evolved into a Vigoroth!
“Vigoroth, the Wild Monkey Pokémon, and the evolved form of Slakoth. Vigoroth have fast heartbeats that are tenfold that of people. Because of this, their blood is so agitated that they can’t sit still for even a moment.”
Then, once I was back at the Pokémon Center in Nimbasa City, I received a medal towards the medal rally thanks to all the gifts I’ve received on Green Grimer Avenue.
Medal Rally: Rookie Rank 72/97
New Medals: Great Souvenir Getter
Dream World 2: Psyduck, gained a level. Found: Alomomola that knows Mirror Coat.
January 20, 2013
Dream World: Simipour. Found: nothing new; Relicanth that knows Sleep Talk. (Ironic, that Relicanth eludes me for the last year and a half, and then I catch both with each of the special moves within a few days of each other!)
Professor Burnett contacted me and said that she had detected an anomaly in the Interdream Zone. Apparently, something had followed me back from Hawaii. She said based on her studies of the Therian Formes of Tornadus and Thunderus that it may very well be Landorus! I had amassed enough Dream Orbs over the last few months that she was able to fully upgrade and power up the Dream Radar. So that left only one thing to do… to find Landorus!
It did not take long to locate it after turning on the DRS (Dream Radar System, as Fennel has dubbed it). The newly upgraded beam was a huge help in weakening the elusive creature. But in the end, I was able to capture it, and now Burnet has all three Therian Forme legendary Pokémon!
“Landorus, the Abundance Pokémon. From the forces of lightning and wind, Landorus creates energy to give nutrients to the soil and make the land abundant. Lands visited by this legendary Pokémon grant such bountiful crops that it has been hailed as ‘The Guardian of the Fields.’”
Now that my legendary hunting is complete, it’s time to get back to my training. I have a lot more exploring to do in Unova, and a lot more Pokémon to catch before any new ones get discovered! Since the Entralink Forest is just north of Nimbasa City, I went there to find the Tropius I befriended in the Dream World the other day. I caught it to make it the sixth Pokémon in my group.
“Tropius, the Fruit Pokémon. Tropius fly by flapping their broad leaves. Delicious fruits grew from around their necks because they always ate the same kind of fruit. They give this sweet fruit to hungry children.”
On the way back, I wanted to stop in the Lostlorn Forest. I remember a few of the trainers in the Castelia Gym who had Combee that they said they caught in the Lostlorn Forest. While I explored the area, I found that there were a few other Pokémon that I hadn’t seen in Unova before!
“Roselia, the Thorn Pokémon. Roselia use the different poisons in each of their hands separately when they attack. The stronger their aroma, the healthier they are. Their scent deeply relaxes people.”
“Pinsir, the Stagbeetle Pokémon. Pinsir grip their prey with their powerful pincirs and will not let go until the prey is torn in half. What they can’t tear, they toss far.”
I looked around for quite a while, trying to find a Combee with a little red mark on its head denoting the fact that it is a female. After finding several male worker Combee, I finally found and caught a female one! And after even more searching, I finally found a Pinsir to battle. I took quite a bit of weakening by my team as well as Vigoroth using Yawn to put it to sleep, but I did manage to capture it in the end.
Both Pokémon were sent to Professor Juniper since I already have six Pokémon with me. After that, I returned to Nimbasa City to do some training in the Sports Domes.
Hoenn Ruby Medals: 87
Hoenn Sapphire Medals: 74