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