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Exploring Kalos
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March 16, 2013

Wow… quite the break from Pokémon! I’ve still been quite busy with work, plus have been playing a lot of Dragon’s Dogma on the Xbox 360. Finally finished the main story on that, which was awesome. Now I’m just at the tail end of a week off of work, which was also ridiculously busy, and I’m finally deciding to get back to my Pokémon training. Now to try to figure out where I left off…

Dream World 2: Buneary, gained a level. Found: Sigilyph that knows Stored Power.

I went back to training the current team of Pokémon I had with me, focusing a lot on my most recently caught Heracross. While training, we discovered another special Foongus in the Hidden Hollow on Route 5!

March 17, 2013

Dream World: Crustle. Found: nothing new; female Kabuto with the ability Weak Armor.

It’s the last day of my vacation from work, so I decided to get right into Pokémon training first thing in the morning. I trained my team on Route 5, and my Flaaffy evolved! I now have a fully evolved Ampharos!

“Ampharos, the Light Pokémon, and the evolved form of Flaaffy. Ampharos have tails that shine brightly at the tip. Their tails shine so brightly that they can be used to send sea-navigation beacons to distant foreign shores.”

208. Ampharos

I then returned to the Pokémon Center in Driftveil City, and rotated in the final group of Pokémon that needed training: Leafeon, Drifloon, Bronzor, and Dunsparce.

I stopped by the marketplace nearby and bought some Rose Incense before heading back towards Nimbasa City. I trained my team along Route 5 and then more at the Sports Domes. Then I stopped in the Lostlorn Forest and left the Rose Incense near some wild Roselia I saw nearby. Later that day when I returned, I found an egg near the incense! I picked it up, and when I returned to Driftveil City, it had hatched into a Budew!

209. Budew

March 18, 2013

Dream World 2: Clefairy, gained a level. Found: female Gurdurr with the ability Iron Fist.

Professor Juniper contacted me at the Pokémon Center and said that she had something very important to talk to me about. She had discovered the presence of a new mythical Pokémon roaming around Unova! She asked if I could try to capture it so that she could study it closer. She did not have much information about it, but said that legend has it that Meloetta’s beautiful music and dance inspired many works of art, music, and song. Because of this, she said that perhaps one of the many artists that live in Castelia City might be able to help explain more about this rare Pokémon. Since I already had six Pokémon with me, I sent her my newly hatched Budew.

I traveled to Castelia City and spoke with Burgh. He said that he once heard about a Pokémon called Meloetta from a musician in the Café Sonata on Narrow Street. So, following Burgh’s information, I went into the small, tucked-away café. I took a seat inside at the bar, and enjoyed a drink as I listened to the music played by a guy on a guitar. The man sitting next to me spoke aloud, but not necessarily at me, “Listen to him playing guitar. I went back to the home I’d left behind, and my mother cried tears of joy. That’s mothers for you.”

I did realize that I, too, felt very relaxed and at ease by the acoustic music. Then the man suddenly stopped, looking in my direction.

“There is a scent in the air that reminds me of a long-ago melody from the fringes of my sepia-toned memories,” the guitar player began to say. Honestly, I’m not even sure what “sepia-toned” even means… but the man continued his story.

“It was a song my mother loved… It makes me feel so nostalgic.” He began to play a very relaxing tune. Suddenly, something began to stir in my bag. I noticed a Cherish Ball among my other Poké Balls! And then, a Pokémon emerged from the Cherish Ball! It continued to dance to the song, and then, it began to sing along to tune.

As the Pokémon sang, it started to dance, and changed form! Once the song ended, it reverted to its original form, and returned to the Cherish Ball.

“My mother once told me of a Pokémon that played a melody and danced so lightly that it filled people’s hearts with joy,” the guitar player began to explain to me. “Then sorrow darkened the entire world, and the Pokémon’s melody was lost. At the same time, somewhere, some red shoes were lost… When you came through the door, I remembered the melody! And the Pokémon that had forgotten how to dance began to step lightly once more! You are the inspiration!”

“Meloetta, the Melody Pokémon. The melodies sung by Meloetta have the power to make Pokémon that hear them happy or sad. Many famous songs have been inspired by the melodies that Meloetta plays.”

Meloetta maintains its Aria Forme when not in battle, and is a normal/psychic-type, like Girafarig. However, when it sings its Relic Song in battle, it changes into its Pirouette Forme, and instead becomes a unique normal/fighting-type Pokémon. Its attack is much higher in its Pirouette Forme, and its special attack is much higher in its Aria Forme. It sounds a lot like a Darmanitan that can change to Zen Mode in battle. It would be interesting to see how that plays out in a battle! According to the Pokédex, Relic Song is a move exclusive to Meloetta that has a small chance of putting the opponent to sleep, as well as doing a fairly large amount of special attacking damage!

210. Meloetta

March 19, 2013

Dream World: Garbodor. Found: Grimer that knows Shadow Sneak; Solrock that knows Zen Headbutt. (I thought Garbodor ending up finding Grimer was pretty cool.)

As I passed through Green Grimer Avenue on my way back to Nimbasa City, every shop had been fully developed! As a result, the entire avenue decided to have a week long promotional sale to celebrate the milestone. I’ll have to make sure I take advantage of it while it lasts!

March 20, 2013

Dream World 2: Vaporeon, gained a level. Found: female Ducklett with the ability Hydration.

March 21, 2013

Dream World: Cinccino. Found: Seviper that could use Aqua Tail; Corsola that could use Confuse Ray.

While I was training at the Nimbasa City Sports Domes, my Drifloon evolved into a Drifblim! It seemed some of the athletes there recognized Drifblim, and said that wild Drifblim are said to inhabit eastern Unova. I do still have to explore that area, after I attend the Driftveil Tournament

“Drifblim, the Blimp Pokémon, and the evolved form of Drifloon. Drifblim carry people and Pokémon, but the wind catches them, so there can’t be a fixed destination. At dusk, swarms of them are carried aloft on winds. When noticed, they suddenly vanish.”

211. Drifblim

Back at the Pokémon Center, I was awarded a new medal. It’s been well over a month, so I think I was about due!

Medal Rally: Rookie Rank 74/100
New Medals:
Tycoon of Souvenirs

Professor Juniper had me check out another interesting occurance on Route 4. On Thursdays, apparently wild Mandibuzz tend to appear along the route. So with the help on Dunsparce’s Glare and Take Down attacks, I was able to easily catch one. When I sent it to her, she said that this Mandibuzz was unusual in the fact that it has a special ability of Weak Armor.

After that, I did just a little more training around Nimbasa City, and then returned to the Pokémon Center to get some sleep.
Kalos Pokédex: Seen 448 Obtained 448
Central Kalos Pokédex: Seen 151 Obtained 151
Coastal Kalos Pokédex: Seen 150 Obtained 150
Mountain Kalos Pokédex: Seen 147 Obtained 147
Kalos Medals: 97
Kalos Ribbons: 11

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