Hey thanks for stopping by! Currently this blog is going to be the home of "Genwunner No More!" where I will be playing through all the generations and sharing the experience with you. As the name of this blog implies, I have largely stuck to RBY/FRLG. This isn't to say that I haven't played any other generations, I've actually owned all of the games from the first 3 generations, but I have consistently gone back to replay Gen I.

But not anymore. I will be playing through the generations one by one starting with Gen II. The only caveat is that I will be limited by ROM/emulator availability, meaning that I will only be able to play up through Gen V. I have decided to play the Originals of each generation (no Remakes), and have chosen the 3rd core series game of Gens II-IV (Crystal, Emerald, and Platinum), but will leave the color choice of Gen V up to a vote from the readers.

Another thing to mention is that each playthrough will be a Gymlocke (Nuzlocke variant). My party limit will be 1 more than the size of the next Gym Leader's team, and the level limit will be the next Gym Leader's highest level plus the size of their team.

Wish me luck on my journey, and stop back in to see how I'm doing from time to time.

Status:
Crystal- Playing, Badges: 3
Croconaw- Kansas, lvl 23; Noctowl- Feathers, lvl 21; Raticate- Rhodey, lvl 20; Onix- ROCKY, lvl 23; Growlithe- FirePup, lvl 16

Emerald- Not Started
Platinum- Not Started
Black/White- Not Started
Black2/White2- Not Started
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G1NM: Crystal Part 1- This All Seems Familiar [Entry #1]

Posted December 7th, 2016 at 12:08 PM by JaDe.X105



Hey, JaDe here! And welcome to the kickoff of Genwunner No More!

As the name of this blog implies, I have largely stuck to RBY/FRLG. This isn't to say that I haven't played any other generations, I've actually owned all of the games from the first 3 generations, but I have consistently gone back to replay Gen I.

But not anymore. I will be playing through the generations one by one starting with Gen II. This will be a blog of my journey through the games beyond the Gen 1 and their remakes. So without further ado, Let's Play Pokémon Crystal!

The journey begins with the typical ‘naming of the character,’ but this time with the exciting bonus of choosing our gender. Why, I’m a boy, thank you for asking, bodiless voice floating through the darkness.


Once I set my clock and mom gives me a lecture on how to use a backpack, I am on my way to Professor Elm’s lab. Don’t pay any attention to the kid staring through the lab’s side window; I’m sure he’s not up to anything nefarious. Besides, I need to see what super special mission Professor Elm has for me. Oh how exciting, I get to be an errand boy for him… After using the mystical powers of asking-my-girlfriend-which-starter-to-choose, Totodile will be my first companion. His name is Kansas (because of Toto, from Wizard of Oz... Get it?)


After navigating through Route 29 and beating some tiny rodents and birds, I arrive in Cherrygrove City. I take the world’s most obvious tour of what buildings/roads are used for, and get a free map out of it. (I preferred having Gary’s sister just give me one to spite him.)


Without any Pokéballs (seriously, what kind of Pokémart doesn’t keep them stocked) I continue training Kansas on Route 30 until we reach Mr. Pokémon’s house. The mysterious item he has is an egg. Seriously, what kind of researchers are these people that they’ve never seen an egg before?! While there, Professor Oak is so impressed by my skills of walking one town over that he knows I will be a great trainer and entrusts me with a Pokédex.


The moment I step out the door, Professor Elm calls me and mumbles incoherently before hanging up. I rush back through Cherrygrove City but that red-headed kid stops me for a battle before I can get back onto Route 29. What a fool, his Chikorita is still level 5, it’s like he’s never played a Pokémon game before. With Kansas at level 9, he doesn’t even take down a quarter of his health. Who’s the wimp now?


I get back to the lab and the police are there. It turns out that the red-head actually was up to something nefarious... Sorry, that was my bad. At least I get to name him; and what better name is there than the nasty little ankle biter that he is: ‘RatDog’.


I drop off the egg and as I’m leaving I receive some Pokéballs from the lab assistant, finally. I go tell my mom that she won’t be touching a penny of my cash. Now it’s time to build up my team, and how lucky that I can skip this game’s catching tutorial! The first Pokémon I encounter on Route 29 is a Hoothoot, and she is as good as caught. Using the mystical powers of asking-my-girlfriend-what-to-name-it, Feathers is now officially the second member of the party. I heal up in Cherrygrove City and head to Route 30 for the second time. Not far into the grass a wild Spinarak appears. Feathers is able to get its health low enough for me to catch it and I don’t miss the opportunity. But what should I name him?


This is the point where I will be ending G1NM: Crystal Part 1. Thank you so much for reading! If you have a suggestion for what Spinarak’s name should be, tell me down in the comments. Thanks again and I’ll see you soon.
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