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Pokemon Shining Pearl Playthrough Part 7 [FINAL?}]

Posted December 3rd, 2021 at 12:55 PM by Elite Overlord LeSabre™ (Wouldn't YOU really rather have a Buick?)

After beating Volkner, I prepare to make my way toward my final destination. On Sunyshore's northern beach, a traveling gym leader named Jasmine gives me the Waterfall move, the final obstacle to getting to the Pokemon League proper. Well, there's also a sea route and the misleadingly-titled Victory Road, as it's more of a winding cave than anything resembling an eight lane Interstate highway. Within the cave lurk a number of wannabe Elite Four challengers who are nowhere near ready to take them...
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Pokemon Shining Pearl Playthrough Part 6

Posted November 30th, 2021 at 2:01 PM by Elite Overlord LeSabre™ (Wouldn't YOU really rather have a Buick?)

Shorter update today since today was mostly level grinding and hiking up Mt. Coronet.

I have my next destination in mind: The peak of Mt. Coronet. The path to the summit is covered in snow and littered with Galactic's best agents - "best" being relative since they still don't put up much resistance.

Atop the mountain rests Spear Pillar, the ruins of some ancient structure. Cyrus is here, but between him and me stand Mars and Jupiter. Apparently Saturn isn't...
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Pokemon Shining Pearl Playthrough Part 5

Posted November 29th, 2021 at 2:57 PM by Elite Overlord LeSabre™ (Wouldn't YOU really rather have a Buick?)

So, as soon as I leave Byron's gym, Brent is waiting. At least he isn't looking to throw down and get embarrassed again. Instead, he drags me to the library where Rowan and Lucas are waiting. Mid-conversation, there's an earthquake. Rowan suspects it may be connected to the three odd lakes in the region, so he sends each of us to investigate. I get assigned to Lake Valor, and after a brief detour to Iron Island and a meeting with the mysterious Riley, I get ready to head over there.

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Pokemon Shining Pearl Playthrough Part 4

Posted November 27th, 2021 at 12:51 PM by Elite Overlord LeSabre™ (Wouldn't YOU really rather have a Buick?)

We last left off with Lucas annoying our intrepid heroine Lisa... about... something. Time to find out what he wants from us.

Lucas apparently had his Pokedex stolen by Team Galactic, which has me questioning (a) how he let the thing slip out of his grasp, and (b) what Team Galactic would need it for in the first place. So yeah, we have to beat down the two grunts who stole the thing, and maybe FINALLY I can continue on with this quest.

Routes 214 and 213 are mostly...
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Pokemon Shining Pearl Playthrough Part 3

Posted November 25th, 2021 at 2:01 PM by Elite Overlord LeSabre™ (Wouldn't YOU really rather have a Buick?)
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The last time we left Lisa, she had finished defeating Gardenia and prepared to storm the Team Galactic facility in Eterna City.

So, I enter this sinister looking facility, and something tells me I'm not welcome here, based on the number of Galactic grunts that confront me. Not that they pose much of a threat, but free experience is free experience. Century evolves into Luxray at this point, so that's a bonus. I finally make my way to the top floor, where this lady with purple hair...
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