SoulSilver Ground Monotype, Update #7
Vermilion Gym overview:
Team entering the fight: Gareth LV48 / Choice Specs - Earth Power, Fire Blast, Thunderbolt, Double Kick
Marhaus LV48 / Shell Bell - Earthquake, Explosion, Rock Blast, Double-Edge
Arcana LV48 / Soft Sand - Earthquake, Mud Shot, Surf, Yawn
Lionel LV48 / Choice Scarf - Ice Fang, Earthquake, Ice Shard, Mud-Slap
Rocky LV48 / Quick Claw - Dig, Rock Tomb, Curse, Crunch
He starts off with Raichu while I open with Gareth. He uses Double Team like a loser, while I hit with Earth Power and kill him in one hit.
Next up is one of his Electrodes. He uses Screech, but I kill that in one hit with Earth Power also.
After that is Magneton. Earth Power. Gone. Next!
Following is Electabuzz. He's faster and uses Light Screen, unfortunately, so Earth Power does just over half, but his Sitrus Berry activates. Him: 70% or so HP. I switch out for Lionel as he uses Quick Attack for hardly anything. Me: 146/167 HP. I kill him with Earthquake.
Finally is his other Electrode. He uses Double Team, but I hit through it and kill him with Earthquake, ending the battle.
Yeah, I didn't think anyone thought this would be hard, either. The only concern was Double Team, which could have gotten very annoying. Thankfully, it didn't.
-Went up Route 6 and arrived in Saffron City.
-Went through Route 8 and arrived in Lavender Town.
-Beat the trainers on Route 10 then went up Route 5.
-Arrived in Cerulean City.
-Went up Nugget Bridge and beat the trainers there.
-Beat the trainers on Route 9 and went through Route 10 to the Power Plant.
-Discovered that the generator is broken.
-Found the Rocket Grunt with the Machine Part, beat him and found the part.
-Returned the Machine Part to the Manager.
-Found Misty on Nugget Bridge.
-Got a Focus Sash from Mom's savings.
-Went to New Bark Town and stopped having Mom save my money.
-Beat the trainers in the Saffron Gym.
-Challenged the Gym Leader, Sabrina!
Saffron Gym overview:
Team entering the fight: Lionel LV50 / Choice Scarf - Earthquake, Ice Fang, Ice Shard, Mud-Slap
Marhaus LV49 / Soft Sand - Earthquake, Explosion, Double-Edge, Stone Edge
Arcana LV51 / BrightPowder - Earthquake, Surf, Yawn, Mud Shot
Gareth LV50 / Choice Specs - Thunderbolt, Fire Blast, Earth Power, Double Kick
Rocky LV50 / Quick Claw - Dig, Double-Edge, Curse, Crunch
She starts off with Espeon while I open with Lionel. I use Earthquake, which kills her in one hit with a critical hit on the first usage of the move. Ooooooooh! That's a good sign.
Next up is her ace, Alakazam. I use Earthquake again, but she lives, and her Sitrus Berry activates and she uses Reflect, ugh. Her: 1/3 or so HP. Despite that, I use Earthquake again and still finish her off. Lionel grows to Level 51 after that.
Finally is Mr. Mime. I stay in and use Earthquake, just to see how much it will do, and it unfortunately does less than half, as she uses Light Screen. Her: 60% or so HP. I switch out for Arcana as she uses Psychic, but it unfortunately does more than half. Me: 77/168 HP. Yeah, that's not gonna work out. I stay in and let Arcana die to another Psychic, just so I can stall for time for the Reflect to wear off - which it does right then. I bring in Lionel and finish her with one more Earthquake, ending the battle.
"Lionel seems very happy!" That's what it said when I talked to him after winning. He must have felt so energetic which explains that critical hit on Espeon. See why Mamoswine is one of my favorite Pokémon ever? Then again, there wouldn't have been that much for her to do except Psychic (which might have hit reasonably hard). And while sacrificing Arcana to Mr. Mime wasn't that necessary, I didn't expect her to do more than half, but it got the Reflect out of the way, so it worked pretty well.
-Was called by Baoba to come to the Safari Zone to check out Object Arrangement.
-Flew over to the Safari Zone and learned more about Object Arrangement.
-Unfortunately, I don't have the Peak objects, so I can't get Hippopotas yet.
-Put Maleagant the Rhyhorn in the Daycare.
-Went back to the Cerulean Gym and soloed all the trainers with Gareth.
-Took on the Gym Leader, Misty!
Cerulean Gym overview:
Team entering the fight: Arcana LV51 / Mud Shot, Earthquake, Surf, Yawn
Gareth LV52 / Choice Specs - Thunderbolt, Fire Blast, Double Kick, Earth Power
Rocky LV50 / Quick Claw - Dig, Double-Edge, Curse, Crunch
Marhaus LV49 / Soft Sand - Stone Edge, Earthquake, Explosion, Double-Edge
Lionel LV51 / Choice Scarf - Earthquake, Mud-Slap, Ice Fang, Ice Shard
Morgause LV24 - Strength, Fury Swiped, Poison Sting, Sand-Attack (she's pretty much just here for death fodder if I need it)
She starts off with Golduck while I open with Arcana. She uses Water Pulse, but Water Absorb makes it useless. I hit her with Earthquake for what looks like exactly half. Her: 50% or so HP. She uses Disable - good timing, because I use Mud Shot just to be safe (read: try to not get her to where she'll heal). Her: 30% or so HP and -1 Speed. She uses Disable again, and Mud Shot gets disabled, but no matter, because I use Earthquake and finish her off.
Next up is Lapras. Ugh. She uses Ice Beam, which does just under half, while I hit with Yawn. Me: 88/168 HP. She uses Sing and puts me to sleep. Not cool! Thankfully, she falls asleep also from Yawn. I send in Gareth as she snoozes. I use Thunderbolt, which thankfully does more than enough for a 2HKO…and she stays asleep, so I use Thunderbolt again next turn and finish her off.
After that is Quagsire. I have to switch, though, since i'm locked in with the Choice Specs. I send in Arcana hoping she'll use a Water-type attack…and she uses Rain Dance. I use a Moomoo Milk, just to see what she's gonna do, and she uses Amnesia. Ugh. I use a Full Heal and wake Arcana up, as she uses Amnesia again. She's still faster despite a 2-level disadvantage and uses Amnesia again, while I hit her with Earthquake for just less than half. Her: 60% or so HP and +6 Sp Def. Since Lionel has more Attack and can definitely finish her off, I send him in as she uses Earthquake, which does less than 1/3, and the rain stops. Me: 121/178 HP. I use Earthquake and finish off her Quagsire.
Finally is her ace, Starmie. I send in Arcana again as she uses Water Pulse, which Water Absorb nullifies. She uses Ice Beam, which does less than half, allowing me to use Yawn. Me: 108/168 HP. She uses it again and misses because of BrightPowder. Haha! Then I hit her with Earthquake, which gets a critical hit and knocks her into the red, and the Sitrus Berry activates before she falls asleep. Her: 45% or so HP and asleep. Thankfully, that Sitrus Berry brought her to the point where she won't use her Full Restore. So as she snoozes, I switch in Lionel, and finish her with Earthquake, ending the battle.
I was expecting that to be a lot harder, but it turned out very well. I didn't even have any of my Pokémon faint, either, so yeah, that was pretty fun. It wasn't that easy, but Arcana did most of the work with Yawn and Water Absorb. Thank god I had her, because it definitely would have been harder if I didn't. That critical hit on Starmie wouldn't have mattered that much, because she would have been near the same amount of HP and Lionel probably would have finished the job anyway. But yeah, I liked that. It was a good fight.
So here's my team:
Quagsire (F) "Arcana", Level 51
Obtained at: Route 32
Ability: Water Absorb
Moves: Earthquake, Mud Shot, Surf, Yawn
Steelix (M) "Rocky", Level 50
Obtained at: Link trade in Violet City
Moves: Crunch, Curse, Dig, Double-Edge
Nidoking (M) "Gareth", Level 52
Ability: Poison Point
Moves: Double Kick, Earth Power, Fire Blast, Thunderbolt
Mamoswine (M) "Lionel", Level 51
Moves: Earthquake, Ice Fang, Ice Shard, Mud-Slap
Sandslash (F) "Morgause", Level 24
Obtained at: Goldenrod City
Moves: Fury Swipes, Poison Sting, Sand-Attack, Strength
I'll be replacing her with a Hippopotas as soon as the Safari Zone has the right objects for it. She's pretty much just in here for when I need HMs or a death fodder.