Wednesday, December 19, 2018

Let's Go Living Shiny Dex

I made it through the Let's Go Eevee story and completed the pokedex fairly quickly, partly thanks to Go. It's a very nostalgic, but relatively short game compared to some of the other main entries.

I'm doing a proper Pokédex Quest by attempting to complete a shiny living dex to make up for how quickly and easily I completed the regular dex.

As I hunt for shinies, I am also collecting candy to max the AVs of one pokemon from each family line that will take on the Master Trainers for that family. So my process is to get a combo going for my target and keep catching until I have 200 of their candy (more for split evolutions like Eevee and the pokemon with Alolan forms), then wait for enough of the desired shiny pokemon to appear to complete the family line.

I randomly started this process with Vulpix. I comboed Vulpix until I had 400 Vulpix Candy (200 for a Vulpix and 200 for an Alolan Vulpix) and kept my combo going until I got 2 shiny Vulpix. I compared the two and the one that had better IVs got 200 candy. I used her to beat the Vulpix Master, then evolved her with a Fire Stone and used her to beat the Ninetales Master. The other shiny Vulpix will stay a Vulpix for the living dex. I will eventually trade all the extra Vulpix for Alolan Vulpix until I have 2 shiny Alolans as well. Since getting Vulpix and Ninetales, I've been going in pokedex order (more or less, Madam Celadon has caused me to go out of order here or there).

Unfortunately, I caught the legendary pokemon without shiny hunting them. I haven't yet played through Let's Go Pikachu, so I will likely hunt for them in that game when my boyfriend is done playing through it instead of creating a second profile for Eevee. I'll have to hunt for the Let's Go Pikachu exclusives at some point too.

So far I have obtained the following shinies:

Living Shiny Dex Completion: 30/150

Monday, November 12, 2018

Pokémon: Let's Go Pikachu! and Let's Go Eevee!

Our next set of games isn't exactly what we were expecting, but look fun none the less!

I preordered Let's Go Eevee with the Poke Ball Plus and will be picking it up from GameStop right at midnight. I originally thought this might be the first time I don't get both versions, but now I'm having second thoughts. I'm getting hyped to catch 'em all again, this time on the Switch!

I love that the Switch has the screen capture button and will be taking advantage of it throughout the entire game so I can post more detailed updates to the Quest.

Friday, August 31, 2018

FireRed, Pt. 2.5.2

It's been a while since I updated. I haven't had anything really update-worthy happen. I've continued to grind and hunt on Route 3. I'm 340 hours in and still haven't seen my second shiny. After doing all that trading with LeafGreen for duplicates of the starter Pokémon and extra poke balls, my PC currently has a male and female for every species that can be caught up to Mt. Moon, with duplicates for each of their evolutions if I can't evolve them yet.

Leveling the traded Pokémon was more annoying than I expected. They gain boosted experience, but they ignore you very early. I trained up 2 male and 2 female of each starter until they evolved at level 16, and put them back in the PC. I will get them back out when they will obey me again. That means I've added Ivysaur, Charmeleon and Wartortle to the Pokédex.

The rest of the Pokémon are able to battle without me needing to constantly switch or risk them ignoring my orders. The ones that are going to remain at their basic evolution stage are staying at the level I caught them at. The rest are being leveled until they evolve or until they hit level 20. I now have 24 Pokémon at level 20, with only 8 more that need any leveling. I have 2 male and 2 female Zubat at level 18 that will eventually evolve into Golbat and 1 of each will evolve into Crobat after I get the National Dex. I also have male and female Paras at level 18. Those 6 are near my level 20 cap. The other 2 waiting to level up are male and female Jigglypuff that are currently at level 12. They've been my least favorite to level up so far because it took them forever to learn a damaging move, and now that they have Pound, they still don't deal out a lot of damage. I intended to level all the stone-evolutions to 25 or 30 before evolving them, but I might make an exception for Jigglypuff.

My Pokédex is currently sitting at 36 seen, 29 owned:

Saturday, July 21, 2018

Shiny Celebi!

Just shy of 6 months of soft resetting, my Celebi is finally pink!

I was soft resetting while watching Stranger Things last night. I was talking to my boyfriend about some plot point and looked back over at my 3DS and saw the pink Celebi sitting there. I was so excited and he was excited for me. After almost 6 months, he was hoping for me to get it just as much as I was. He even poured tequila shots to celebrate, haha.

After throwing a Master Ball (I wasn't about to risk anything after how long that hunt too!), Kurt came back excited about my catch. He made a long winded speech and went back to his house.

I can finally continue on with completing the pokedex. I'll update some of the things I've done while taking a break from soft resets, like trading for the Kanto starters, in my next post after I've had a chance to make some progress.

Thursday, June 14, 2018

FireRed, Part 2.5 - Repetition

"Pidgey used Sand Attack!"
"Spearow's Keen Eye prevents accuracy reduction."
Spearow proceeds to miss with Fury Attack three turns in a row...

The grind has been real this last week. Between Pidgey's Sand Attack and Nidoran's Poison Point, the battles can become tedious as I try to level my partners up. Nidorina, Fearow, and Raticate have been added to the Pokédex. I currently have everything available to me up to Mt. Moon, including all of the evolutions at or below level 20, except for the starter evolutions. 

I managed to trade extra Bulbasaur, Charmander and Squirtle from new files of LeafGreen over to FireRed, making sure to equip numerous extra poke balls and potions every time. I'm holding off from evolving all of the traded starters until I get somewhere that yields more experience or I get the Cascade Badge. They all immediately started disobeying orders at level 11, and the battles take 2-3 times longer now. 

Still no shiny, but I'm not even close to giving up. I still have some other Pokémon to level before I switch to running away. I even started collecting both genders of each Pokémon as well. (Yes... that means I restarted LeafGreen 17 times and traded 17 extra starter pokemon into FireRed...) I debated only collecting both genders of the Pokémon that have gender differences in the later generations. I may do that instead of collecting two of everything. Either way, someday I will have a truly complete living Pokédex.

Current Pokédex completion: 26/150