Thursday, October 3, 2013

Pokémon White 2 Pokédex

I have been spending a lot of time at the Poké Transfer and the Daycare the past couple of days. This was actually my first time transferring Pokémon from Gen 4 to Gen 5. I like the little mini game a lot more than doing the catching shows at the Pal Park because it takes a lot less time and it's great being able to transfer more than once per day. I've been sending Pokémon over from Diamond and Platinum to White 2, and to make sure I don't completely obliterate my boxes in the older games, I've mostly been transferring fully evolved Pokémon and taking them to the daycare with Ditto to make eggs. I ran into a bit of a problem with Nidoqueen when I forgot she couldn't breed. I had to load up FireRed, catch some extra Nidoran (f) at the Safari Zone, and transfer them to Diamond. I think everything I need between Bulbasaur and Arceus is an unevolved form of a Pokémon I have already caught or transferred over, except for the legendary beasts. I have multiple event versions of the legendary beasts, but I'm going to transfer the ones I caught in HeartGold over to White 2 for the living Pokédex. Here is my progress so far:

I forgot just how much of the Pokédex I already had complete on Platinum. I got lucky somehow. All of the old pokemon that had new evolutions in Gen 4 were there except for a few that I managed to get in Diamond. And Mismagius. I've never evolved a Misdreavus before. Other than her, I don't know how it worked out so perfectly.

My goal for the next 9 days is to finish breeding, hatch all these eggs and connect with Black and Black 2 to make sure I get the rest of the Gen 5 section of the Pokédex complete. Black 2 has 5 badges. I'm going to have to work hard to get it far enough to catch Zekrom before the 12th. Otherwise it will all go on hold while I play through X and Y. I've seen some of the leaks and I am getting very excited for these games. I can't wait!

Pokédex Completion: Unova - Seen 282, Obtained 247
                                National - Seen 519, Obtained 457

Saturday, September 28, 2013

Diamond Update 9/28

Only a quick update for right now. I just finished transferring a batch of Pokémon from FireRed to the Pal Park and I now have at least the final stage of every evolutionary family from the first 3 Generations transferred to Diamond except for the Johto legendaries and Deoxys. The Johto Legendaries are all stored on my HeartGold cart and I have an event Deoxys in Platinum.

My focus now will be to finish collecting the Sinnoh Pokémon. My Platinum cart has most of them, so between the two games I should be able to finish pretty quickly. Then I can start transferring them all to White 2. I'm not as far from my Shiny Charm as I thought I was! I haven't finished SoulSilver or White yet, but I'm going to focus on actually completing my living pokédex before X and Y are released and come back to them while I wait for Pokémon Bank to be released.

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Diamond Update 9/25

I haven't posted an update in a long time! I've been pretty busy with work and other projects, but I'm still attempting to make time for my Pokédex Quest when I can. At this point, I'm not sure if I will be able to complete the entire Pokédex before October 12th, but the News of Pokémon Bank in December gives me a bit of an extension, even if it means putting my Quest aside for X and Y and picking it back up when I have finished the stories in those.

My Diamond game is nearly finished. I collected the rest of the badges and defeated the Pokemon League, then headed straight to the Pal Park. I've been transferring 30 Pokémon everyday from my Gen 3 games to Diamond and arranging them in a living dex in the boxes. The Image below shows an accurate representation of my first 13 boxes. The highlighted Pokémon are the ones I have either caught during the story or transferred from the Gameboy Advance Games. I've been transferring all the evolved forms so that I can just hatch eggs for the unevolved forms.

Pokédex Completion: Sinnoh - Seen 150, Obtained 113
                              National - Seen 310, Obtained 273

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Soul Silver Update 8/13

I've spent most of my game playing opportunities playing White these past couple days, but I put some time into SoulSilver as well. Since I was playing during the day this time, I returned to Route 29 to catch Sentret and Pidgey and collect another green apricorn.
On Route 30, I got another apricorn and caught Weedle, which I trained to Kakuna and then to Beedrill. I battled a couple trainers and reached Route 31 and the entrance to Dark Cave. I stayed long enough to catch Zubat, which actually took longer than expected thanks to all the Geodude. Back on Route 31, I tried to find Bellsprout but only ran into Weedle and Pidgey. So I moved on to Violet City.
I didn't do much in the city right away. I went on to Route 32 to catch more Pokémon in the little grass patch before the man that prevents you from going ahead without Falkner's badge. It was between 5pm and 6pm so I had less than an hour to find Hoppip, but it didn't take me too long. I caught Hoppip, Mareep, Ekans and Bellsprout. After 6pm I was able to also find Wooper.
Next I went to Sprout Tower and battled the Sages to earn the TM for Flash (I'll probably never use it...). I managed to catch Ghastly while I was on the top floor.
Before taking on Falkner, I explored the Ruins of Alph, solving the Kabuto puzzle and using the Escape Rope from the top of the Bellsprout Tower to unlock the first secret chamber. Unown B was the first one I saw, so it is the one in my Pokédex. I've never found A first. The only way I've had A as the one that gets added to the Pokédex was by using Pokémon Box to transfer Unown A to my games before I saw another Unown. I've also used that method to get K as the one added. Anyway, I caught A through I so their forms are all recorded in my Pokédex.
My Geodude had an easy time dealing with the birds in Violet Gym once she learned Rock Throw. She took out Falkner's Pidgey with ease, but Pidgeotto scored a critical hit and almost knocked her out, so I switched to Mareep to finish it off and they both leveled up at the same time.

Now I'm heading down Route 32 toward Azalea Town.

Current Pokédex Completion: Seen 26, Obtained 19

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Diamond Update 7/30

I ran north of Oreburgh to Route 207 to do some leveling and catch Machop. While I was there, Shinx evolved into Luxio. Since Kricketot evolves early, I spent a little time training one of them to evolve into Kricketune. Without a bike, Route 207 is another dead end so I went back to Oreburgh to make my way back to Jubilife.

I went north to Route 204 again. I taught Machop how to Rock Smash and cut through the Ravaged Path to the other end of Route 204. There weren't any new Pokémon before reaching Floaroma Town. I talked to all the people in town, then headed east to the Valley Windworks. I couldn't get inside without a key, but I caught Buizel, Pachirisu, and Shellos in the grass outside. One of the Buizel I caught has a good mix of IVs so I'm using it in my team.

I returned to Floaroma and took the northeast exit to the Meadow, handled two more Galactic Grunts and rescued the guy that sells honey. He gave me the Windworks key and a sample of his honey, which I slathered on the tree by his house. Then I ran back to the Valley Windworks to remove the Galactic infestation. I didn't have any problems against the commander thanks to Kadabra and Machop. The little girl from Route 205 was reunited wither her dad and I slathered honey on the tree outside of the Windworks before healing in Floaromo and traveling up Route 205. I battled all the trainers and healed at the house in front of the entrance to the forest.

Inside the Eterna Forest, I had to pair up with Cheryl, a girl with a Chansey. It's very difficult to catch the Pokémon you want during these team ups, so my strategy is to travel in the grass as little as possible while I get the person to the other end of the route we are traveling together and backtrack by myself to catch Pokémon. Cheryl and I defeated all the trainer pairs and made it to the exit with only one wild Pokémon  ppearance. Once she left, I went back and started catching new Pokémon. I found Silcoon, Murkrow, Wurmple, Buneary, and Beautifly. I caught a couple extra Wurmple to try and evolve into Cascoon and Dustox.

I finally made it to Eterna City and walked around talking to lots of different people. I found the underground man and got my Explorer Kit. I did the underground training and even found a moon stone while I was down there. Then I went to the Gym and beat Gardenia and her Grass pokemon. Roserade defeated Kadabra in one hit but Staravia beat her. I walked around town looking for any more freebies, and then backtracked to check on all the trees I slathered honey on. One wasn't ready, one had a Wurmple and the last one had a Silcoon. I was a little disappointed. I teleported back to Eterna and saved the game.

Current Pokédex Completion: Seen 39, Obtained 25

Monday, July 29, 2013

Starting Pokémon SoulSilver

My old save file in SoulSilver had the shiny legendary trio and Celebi from the download events. I traded them and my Totodile to HeartGold before deleting my save file and starting a new one. Like the other games in my Pokédex Quest, I am starting 3 times and trading my starter so that I can have data for all three from the beginning.

Silver is officially starting with Totodile since Gold started with Cyndaquil and I'm not a big fan of Chikorita. I'm going to soft reset for a nature that boosts Attack or Speed.

Edit: Well, I didn't keep a nature that boosts Attack or Speed. I kept a Rash Totodile (+Special Attack/- Special Defense) with Mischievous as his Characteristic. I couldn't pass up a Pokémon with a perfect Special Attack IV and a nature that boosts Special Attack.

After delivering the Mystery Egg to Professor Elm, I caught Hoothoot and Rattata on Route 29 and a Geodude on Route 46. I traded Rattata and Hoothoot to Gold for my Chikorita and Cyndaquil. I saved at Cherrygrove, ready to move on.

Current Pokédex Completion: Seen 6, Obtained 6.

Starting Pokémon White

I forgot how far into the game you have to get before you can trade. It takes much longer to be able to trade in these games than in any other. I'm going to end up doing the same thing I did when Black and White first came out: only starting a new game twice in White and having all three starters between both games. Black had an extra Tepig and a Pansage that I will send to White. I started with Snivy and traded him and Panpour to Black. Now I'm starting with Oshawott. Once I get my Pansear and my first badge, I'll trade extra Patrat, Lilipup, Pidove and/or Purloin to Black for the Snivy, Tepig, Pansage and Panpour to have all 3 starters and all 3 monkeys in White. I'm going with Oshawott because, other than a short Nuzlocke Challenge, I've only used Snivy and Tepig in my gen 5 games.

My game is currently saved right in front of the package from Professor Juniper so I can soft reset for an Oshawott with a good nature.

Edit: I spent more time soft resetting White than Silver. I finally settled for a Hasty, female Oshawott that Likes to thrash about. She was fast enough to attack before Cheren's Snivy. I wasn't looking for "Likes to thrash about" because it means my best stat is Attack instead of Special Attack, but it's another perfect IV and I was happy to have a female with a speed boosting nature.

After we talked to Professor Juniper, I caught Patrat and Lilipup. I made it to the Pokémon center and took Juniper's tour, then went outside to the presentation Team Plasma was putting on. I beat N's Purloin with my Oshawott and she reached level 9.

I took Route 2 toward Striation City and caught Purloin. I leveled my Pokémon a bit before taking on Bianca, then entered the city. I went straight to the Dreamyard to battle the two trainers and get my Pansear, and then went to the Trainer's School to show Cheren who's boss. I healed and went to the Striation Gym to battle Cilan. After I earned my badge, Fennel met me outside and gave me my first HM and asked me to gather some Dream Mist from the Dreamyard. I taught Cut to Purloin and entered the Dreamyard. Bianca met up with me there. We found Team Plasma beating up a Munna to get some dream mist of their own, and I put a stop to it. Fennel arrived and got the Dream Mist she wanted, and I wandered the grass until I caught Munna. It actually didn't take me long to find one, and I found a second one right after.

Back at Fennel's Lab, she gave me the C Gear and explained it's uses and I was finally able to trade Black for the other 2 starter Pokémon and the two other monkeys. I healed and saved at the Striation Gym, ready to move on to Route 3.

Current Pokédex Completion: Seen 10, Obtained 10.