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Old April 2nd, 2013, 03:17 PM
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Exploring Kalos
 
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March 28, 2013

Dream World: Galvantula. Found: Seedot that knows Foul Play; Torkoal that knows Fissure. That checks another one off the Dream Park list, so only eight more to find in that area!

I also received a new medal shortly after visiting Green Grimer Avenue. Did I really spend a million Poké Dollars already?

Medal Rally: Rookie Rank 75/101
New Medals:
Indulgent Customer

I did some early morning training at the Sports Domes, and rotated in Roselia, Golbat, and Sandslash. I’m hoping to get through this rotation much quicker than the last one.

That even after work, the Pokémon World Tournament opened its doors! At the request of Clay, Cheren traveled all the way from Aspertia City to participate. It looks like Hugh was also among the entrants and the odd Colress as well.

The Driftveil Tournament was a single elimination style competition, with three rounds. I went with a land and air strategy, and used Sanslash and Golbat along with my Grimer of course. I easily won all my matches! I beat Hugh in the first round, Cheren in the second, and finally Colress in the finals. The arena it was held in was quite cool, and there was even a high-tech scoreboard keeping track of the results for the spectators to see.

When we exited, we saw that Roxie had come from Virbank City to watch the battles. She planned on entering the next tournament. I think I might have to come back here once I’m done with some of my main objectives in my journey, because these tournaments look fun! Although, it will probably get put on the back burner, like the Funfest Missions and Pokéstar Studios.

When I returned to the Pokémon Center, I received a medal for winning the Driftveil Tournament, along with a couple of new Hint Medals related to the PWT!

Medal Rally: Rookie Rank 76/104
New Medals:
Driftveil Mightiest

March 29, 2013

Dream World 2: Glaceon, gained a level. Found: female Vanillish with the ability Weak Armor.

Hugh went racing out of the Pokémon Center screaming something about Team Plasma being spotted at the docks! Cheren and I decided we should check it out, since we have dealt with Team Plasma before. So we arrived at the pier, where we found a huge cargo ship docked there. Hugh was already on board.

“Team Plasma!” Hugh yelled. “I know you’re here! Show yourself! Return my sister’s Purrloin!”

“Hugh, calm down,” Cheren said as we boarded the ship. “It doesn’t look like they’re…”

I cut Cheren off. “Hey, look!”

We were attacked by over half a dozen Team Plasma grunts. They claimed they outnumbered us. Apparently they weren’t at the Driftveil Tournament yesterday.

“Stoutland, let’s go!” called Cheren.

“Help me out, Dewott!” Hugh also sent out his strongest battler.

I was in too, of course. “Golbat, maximize!”

So we battled, sometimes alone, and sometimes as a tag team. During the battles, my Golbat evolved into a Crobat! It’s increased speed helped greatly in clearing out the Plasma grunts.

“Crobat, the Bat Pokémon, and the evolved form of Golbat. Crobat have four wings that allow them to fly more quickly and quietly so they can sneak up on prey without its noticing. The transformation of their legs into these wings makes them better at flying, but clumsier at walking.”

214. Crobat


The leader of the group halted the fighting. Cheren and I recognized him as Zinzolin, one of the Seven Sages. We encountered him nearby here two years ago, in what was then called the Cold Storage. He summoned the Shadow Triad to “escort” us off the ship. And just like that, Team Plasma was gone.

After returning to the Pokémon Center, I decided to continue my training and had Psyduck, Jigglypuff, Pinsir, Koffing, and Combee transferred to me from Professor Juniper’s lab. Clay had showed me the entrance to the Relic Passage that had been recently dug. It connects to the sewers under Castelia City, but they also discovered a chamber that was a deep part of the buried Relic Castle. It was there, he said, that several of his workers caught their Baltoy. There’s also a wild Volcarona that makes its lair there. So that’s where I decided to explore next.

I searched every corner of the tunnels, battling wild Pokémon and a few trainers with my team. In one battle, I had Grimer use Sludge Bomb. The attack seemed to blast out in all directions, as a wave of poison! Was that a new move? I checked the Pokédex:

“Sludge Wave. It swamps the area around the user with a giant sludge wave. It may also poison those hit.”

Grimer has a pretty decent repertoire of moves by this point, I feel! He’ll make a good battle partner for Joltik and Karrablast, eventually.

In another battle, my Combee evolved into Vespiquen!

“Vespiquen, the Beehive Pokémon, and the evolved form of a female Combee. Vespiquen house their colonies in cells in their bodies and release various pheromones to make those grubs do their bidding while fighting foes.”

215. Vespiquen


March 30, 2013

Dream World: Ferrothorn. Found: Swinub that knows Icicle Spear; female Shinx with the ability Guts. This leaves only one Pokémon left to find in the Icy Cave!

Dream World 2: Sandslash, gained a level. Found: Axew that knows Counter.

March 31, 2013

Dream World: Klinklang. Found: Riolu that can use Focus Punch; Beedrill that can use Fury Cutter. This leaves only one more Pokémon to find in the Rugged Mountains, and 11 Pokémon overall in the Dream World!

April 2, 2013

Dream World 2: Trapinch, gained a level. Found: female Boldore with the ability Sand Force.

I did some training on Route 16, and my Psyduck evolved into a Golduck!

“Golduck, the Duck Pokémon, and the evolved form of Psyduck. Golduck can be seen swimming dynamically and elegantly using their well-developed limbs and flippers. When their foreheads shine mysteriously, they can use the full extent of their powers.”

216. Golduck


I then rotated my team and did some training at the Nimbasa City Sports Domes. I had Onix, Espeon, Flareon, and Elekid transferred to me. After one of the battles, my Elekid evolved into an Electabuzz!

“Electabuzz, the Electric Pokémon, and the evolved form of Elekid. Electabuzz windmill their arms to slightly boost their punches. Foes have been known to escape in the meantime. Research is progressing on storing lightning in them so this energy can be used at any time.”

217. Electabuzz


So I returned to the Relic Passage, and entered the deep part of the Relic Castle that Clay told me about. There wasn’t too much area to explore, but I did find a handful of Baltoy hiding among the ruins. I had Onix use Dragonbreath to paralyze one, but before I could try to catch it, it used Self Destruct! I forgot that Baltoy used that move. After a few more Self Destruct-ing Baltoy, I finally managed to catch one!

218. Baltoy


Then I entered a large chamber, where I was faced with a Volcarona! This one seemed fairly tame, and did not know many strong attacks. I repeated my earlier strategy, and had Onix paralyze it with Dragonbreath, and slowly lower its energy. I tried a Dusk Ball, but the Volcarona broke free of that. So I threw an Ultra Ball, and the Volcarona was caught! I already had a Volcarona that I raised from a Larvesta at Professor Juniper’s lab, so this one can keep it company.

Having had enough of the ruins, I had Grimer get us out of there quickly with Dig, and then stopped in at the Pokémon Center in Driftveil City. Time to explore Route 6!
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Kalos Pokédex: Seen 227 Obtained 198
Central Kalos Pokédex: Seen 114 Obtained 108
Coastal Kalos Pokédex: Seen 104 Obtained 86
Mountain Kalos Pokédex: Seen 9 Obtained 4
Kalos Medals: 68
Kalos Ribbons: 6

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