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Old September 26th, 2013 (6:54 PM).
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Starting over in Alola!
    Join Date: Oct 2003
    Location: Northeast PA
    Age: 39
    Gender: Male
    Nature: Quiet
    Posts: 442
    September 23, 2013

    Professor Fennel contacted me and told me that while she was doing some research on Route 15 just west of Nimbasa City, she came across a pair of little Larvitar. She said although it is common to find wild Pupitar in that area, wild Larvitar are rare to see in Unova. She said they were sleeping, and she had Musharna use Dream Mist on them, so I might find them in the Dream World.

    Dream World: Heatmor. Found: nothing new; female Torkoal with the ability Shell Armor.

    Dream World 2: Flareon. Found: Larvitar that can use Stealth Rock! Another female Larvitar that can use Dark Pulse also was in the Rugged Mountain area, and was happy to return to its parent Tyranitar on Route 15 once it woke up. Meanwhile, the first Larvitar waited for me in the Entralink forest, and seemed eager to join me on my journey. It will definitely be a powerful Pokémon to help me complete my journey in Unova!

    “Larvitar, the Rock Skin Pokémon. Larvitar are born deep underground. They come aboveground to eat the surrounding soil. Once they eat a large mountain, they go sleep so they can grow.”

    275. Larvitar

    Come to think of it, in all my years of training Pokémon, I don’t think I’ve ever had a Larvitar. I never caught one during either of my unfinished Johto Journeys. So to signify the event, I caught Larvitar in a Premier Ball.

    September 24, 2013

    During some early morning training at the Nimbasa City Sports Domes, my Lairon evolved into Aggron!

    “Aggron, the Iron Armor Pokémon, and the evolved form of Lairon. Aggron claim entire mountains as their own. While seeking iron for food, they dig tunnels by breaking through bedrock with their steel horns.”

    276. Aggron

    Dream World: Volcarona. Found: nothing new; Swinub that knows the move Ancientpower.
    Dream World 2: Leafeon. Found: Crustle that knows the move Night Slash.

    September 25, 2013

    Dream World: Serperior. Found: nothing new; Qwilfish that can use Aqua Jet.
    Dream World 2: Roserade. Found: Tympole that can use Water Pulse.

    And so another team has been retired. The next group to come with me is Magneton, Umbreon, Nosepass, Wingull, and Bronzong.

    September 26, 2013

    On their way back to Nuvema Town, Professor Juniper and Fennel discovered some new wild Pokémon on Route 2, just outside of Accumula Town. Juniper told me that there were quite a few evolved Pokémon in the area now, as well as wild Jigglypuff and Lickitung. It’s quite the assortment of normal-type Pokémon that live there now! Once again, some Dream Mist was used on some of the Lickitung, to help me catch one, since I won’t be getting to Route 2 anytime soon.

    Dream World: Emboar. Found: nothing new; Venonat that knows Skill Swap.

    Dream World 2: Tangela. Found: Lickitung that knows Rock Climb! I found the group of Lickitung from Route 2, but this one was special because of its ability and the move it knows. It woke up in the Entralink Forest, while the rest returned to Route 2 upon awakening.

    As for myself, I revisited some old territories to do some training. While passing through the Chargestone Cave, both my Magneton and Nosepass evolved! The electric rocks here must give off the same type of energy that’s found on Mt Coronet in the Sinnoh region.

    “Magnezone, the Magnet Area Pokémon, and the evolved form of Magneton. Magnezone emit magnetism that can sometimes be too strong, making them attract each other so they cannot move. Scientists have tried finding ways to make Magnezone evolve, but all such efforts have ended in failure.”

    “Probopass, the Compass Pokémon, and the evolved form of Nosepass. Probopass freely control three small units called Mini-Noses using magnetic force.”

    277. Magnezone

    278. Probopass

    Shortly thereafter, I was training at the Sports Domes in Nimbasa City, and my Wingull evolved into Pelipper! (It’s already registered in my Pokédex though from when I caught my shiny one.)

    I then passed through the Entralink Forest, and caught the Lickitung I befriended in the Pleasant Forest!

    “Lickitung, the Licking Pokémon. Lickitung have tongues that can extend over six feet long. Being licked by this long, saliva-covered tongue leaves a tingling sensation. Extending this tongue causes the tail to retract, so there is a possibility they are connected.”

    279. Lickitung

    And finally, upon returning to Humilau City, I was awarded a new medal at the Pokémon Center. Apparently Lickitung was the 10th Unova Pokémon I caught from the Dream World! (I had to think about it awhile, since I was curious which 10 they were, but I figured it out to be: Swinub, Heracross, Tropius, Carnivine, Slakoth, Corphish, Yanma, Croagunk, Larvitar, and Lickitung.)

    Medal Rally: Rookie Rank 84/125
    New Medals:
    Sleeping Capture
    Alola Pokédex: Obtained 133 Seen 142
    Melemele Pokédex: Obtained 79 Seen 81
    Akala Pokédex: Obtained 88 Seen 95