Friday, May 25, 2018
I have already covered a FireRed playthrough in my first journey to complete the National Pokédex, but some time after the hype of X and Y died down a bit, I got really interested in shiny hunting. Shortly before Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire released, I restarted my FireRed to play a shiny badge quest.
|So many hours in this room...|
Now that I am officially able to begin the game, I'm going to play this badge quest as a sort of Legacy Quest, where I will attempt to talk to or battle every NPC, find every Pokémon and item, and leave no stone un-Strengthed. I'm going to keep the rules of a shiny badge quest, but I'm also going to attempt to fill the Pokédex again. I haven't decided on shiny targets for each badge yet, but I will definitely be shiny hunting all of the legends when I get to them. Soft Resetting with one hand using my Gameboy Micro has become a habit whenever I am on the go, especially when walking the dog, so I will probably attempt to SR everything I can, even though they can take a long time. Anyway... On with the quest!
|Get this man some coffee!|
After the shock of getting the shiny Charmander, I beat my rival, named Tyler after my brother for this play through, and made my way through Route 1 to Viridian City. I got Oak's parcel from the mart and talked to the villagers to see what was happening in Viridian. An old man was having a temper tantrum and not letting people travel north to Route 2. No one else was very interesting, so back to Pallet Town I went. Charmander reached level 8 by the time I got back to Oak's lab.
|Teala, you talk too much! I just|
wanted to trade a Pokémon!
It took me an unusually long time to find Spearow, but I eventually did and went north to Route 2. Pidgey was added to my collection and I moved on to Viridian Forest. I added all 4 of the bugs and a Pikachu to my Pokédex. I made sure to battle all the trainers for the experience, and I found all the items. I plan to spend a while here, both level grinding and hunting. I can technically take on Brock before finding my next shiny, but I think a shiny of anything in the forest would make a great next addition to the team.