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A Pile of Pichu and Platinum

Posted May 15th, 2009 at 9:18 PM by Cherrim

The other day I FINALLY got a Pichu plush that, for various reasons, I've been waiting on since February. I'll blame conflicting schedules between the seller and I and the fact that Canada Post sucks. Someone on twitter said "pics or it didn't happen" or something to that extent, so I provided. :]

:> Awww aren't they precious? I've got one more "set" coming in the mail and then probably no more for a while unless I can get my hand on the fuzzy Gizamimi DX doll. But I'm rambling. My newest plushie is the top-most little one, with the tag still attached. Isn't she cuuute?? Apologies for the less than stellar photo. xD; A black backdrop wasn't the greatest idea.

In other news, I beat Platinum today! I went in with a team that I thought was super underlevelled but I splurged on a bunch of Revives and Full Restores and tried anyway. At least my failures would be good for experience, right? XD I ended up winning with this team:

Jeef (LV58) - Saved me aaaall the way through. <3
Lumaria (LV56) - See above except fainted more. But Leech Seed saved Jeef's ass a lot so it's okay.
Larx (LV54) - gained like 2 levels somehow lmao
Pedo (LV51) - Gained 3 levels. Was pretty damn useful.
Namine (LV51) - Sat there and looked pretty
Gina (LV47) - See directly above but include fainting every single battle.

I think a few of them gained a level here and there but yeah. That was my team. I'm pretty sure in Diamond I couldn't beat the E4 until my team was all level 60 or something so I have no idea how I managed it tonight. Especially since my critical hit woes returned!

Some may recall how much I whined at the beginning of my playthrough I was plagued by critical hits. There would be one against me every battle at least, almost. After an absolutely horrible time of trying to beat... Mars? Jupiter? Whoever you encounter at the Windworks. After trying for AGES to beat her and being unable since she'd beat me down with multiple critical hits, I managed to win and it seemed like all my troubles disappeared since the hit ratio normalized.

But OH HO HO HO that was too optimistic of me. Little did I know, those critical hits hadn't just evened out, they were just biding their time. Anyone who follows me on twitter probably saw me flipping out as I went through each battle. I had to restart maybe 2-3 times in the beginning because within the first 2 battles I had like 6 critical hits against me. o_O; I think my final count through all of the Elite 4 was like... 16 against me and 1 made by me. It was ridiculous. ;~;

However, I managed it. And now I'm not sure what to do with myself. Maybe I'll continue trying for that one-of-every-Pokemon pokedex completion I started in Diamond. This is kind of an abrupt end but whooo I just got really tired so I'm going to bed. XD

less than a week to AN omgggggg
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  1. Old Comment
    BeachBoy's Avatar
    " And now I'm not sure what to do with myself. " TIME FOR YOU AND I TO TAG TEAM AT THE BATTLE FACTORY! <3

    I gotta admit, that is one weird ass (yet cool, don't get me wrong) E4-beating team. XD; I've never seen something so... original, actually. Goes to show how awesome Pocket Monster diversity is. XD

    Congrats on finally beating it.

    Posted May 15th, 2009 at 9:29 PM by BeachBoy BeachBoy is offline
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    PICHU!!!! <333 They're so cute! =3 I only have one Pichu doll. . =(

    Namine (LV51) - Sat there and looked pretty[/qupte]

    Err. . Yeah, that's. . Pretty. . O.o

    Congrats on beating Platinum. I wish I could, but I procrastinate and never play. XD

    Night! XP


    Posted May 15th, 2009 at 9:43 PM by ShinjisLover ShinjisLover is offline
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    I see the notched-ear Pichu! Cute! <3
    Posted May 15th, 2009 at 10:28 PM by Tyrantrum Tyrantrum is offline
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    Cherrim's Avatar
    @Ryan: Hahaha no extra battling stuff for me. 8( Or not for a while anyway. I can't stand competitive battling lmao and the E4 was enough. As for Gizamimi/Knotch-Ear Pichu... D: It's hard to see against the black couch thingy but the huuuge one is a plush of her and so is the right-most little plush.

    And yeah I have an interesting team. XD; Part of the reason I'm not into competitive battling is because most of my favourites are usually so questionable for it. :( I don't think I could get away with a Cherrim on my team and I refuse to replace it.

    @SL: It's adorable, isn't it? :p I procrastinate too but I got a bit of a second wind in the game after picking up Giratina which carried me through the last gym and somehow, the E4, too. \o/

    @naoi.: haha, yay, it's visible to someone, at least. XD
    Posted May 15th, 2009 at 10:29 PM by Cherrim Cherrim is offline
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    BeachBoy's Avatar
    Cherrim has a niche in the factory, like most sub-par pocket monsters for it's Level 50 option. Finneon, Luvdisc; amazing, really.
    Posted May 15th, 2009 at 10:56 PM by BeachBoy BeachBoy is offline
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    Gerri Shin's Avatar
    And where are your pichu slippers! It's not a true collection until you have the slippers! XD
    ok now that we've seen your awesome unfinishedcollection of pichu's, where's the picture of your awesome collection of Cherrims?
    (btw I did spot the cute little notch ear on the right, he's sweet)
    Posted May 16th, 2009 at 6:06 PM by Gerri Shin Gerri Shin is offline
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    Guillermo's Avatar
    I just beat the first gym. \o/ XD;
    Posted May 17th, 2009 at 3:51 AM by Guillermo Guillermo is offline
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    Posted June 2nd, 2009 at 2:43 PM by BlueMew210210 BlueMew210210 is offline
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    wow neways hi.those pichus are sooooooooooo cute
    Posted June 10th, 2009 at 1:08 PM by Bloo Bloo is offline
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    PokemonTrainerGravity's Avatar
    I can't wait to get HeartGold and SoulSilver
    Posted December 28th, 2009 at 11:04 AM by PokemonTrainerGravity PokemonTrainerGravity is offline