Emerald Update #2 – 6.21.10

Alright! Salamence is up to level 100! WOO! Gonna change the moveset a little bit, migrate her over to HeartGold and then trade her to Diamond to get the Pokedex entries, then trade her to Platinum to wait for some online battling.

I mentioned Spheal before but I’m putting her on the shelf and training my Aron, which just recently evolved into Lairon, so… I’m training Lairon… yeah… My non-legendary team is looking pretty good! I have Tyranitar for Special Attack, Salamence for Attack, then I’ll have Aggron for Defense, and Walrein for HP and some Attack. I need a speed specialist… which would probably be my Gengar (in Platinum) so that’s good… maybe another Defense… could be Shuckle… I dunno yet, we’ll see. On paper this is gonna be a good team. Two other Pokemon I’m lookin’ at are Flygon and Slaking.

This’ll come together at some point.

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Emerald Update #1 – 6.19.10

Currently taking my Salamence…

Salamence

…through the League several dozen times. She started at level 74 yesterday (after not having trained her for a long period of time) and is currently at level 90. I’m not gonna delve into her stats or moveset as I’m planning on taking her online for some competitive battle tests, so we’ll leave it at… erm… she’s a powerhouse.

Once I finish my Salamence (which will most likely be tonight) I’m gonna go back to training up a Spheal I have stored in the PC. I’m aiming for a party of non-uber but super powerful Pokemon and so far I’ve got Tyranitar and Gengar.

I’ll give an update tomorrow afternoon.

HeartGold – 7:17 – Feraligatr

I’m working my way up the Lighthouse in Olivine City and my Croconaw evolved into a Feraligatr!

Feraligatr

Level 30

HP – 100

Attack – 64

Defense – 74

Special Attack – 57

Special Defense – 60

Speed – 64

Ice Fang

Crunch

Surf

Water Gun

I’m pretty proud of my Feraligatr so far.

HeartGold – 6:41 – Update

I’ve played my brains out and I’m still going strong but I’ve decided to give you an update on all my Pokemon. Well… not all of them… just the three that matter.

Quilava

Level 26

HP – 72

Attack – 42

Defense – 38

Special Attack – 50

Special Defense – 40

Speed – 59

Croconaw

Level 27

HP – 80

Attack – 45

Defense – 56

Special Attack – 41

Special Defense – 43

Speed – 47

Bayleef

Level 27

HP – 72

Attack – 44

Defense – 61

Special Attack – 40

Special Defense – 47

Speed – 39

So far I’ve noticed that all of the stats seem to be slowly rising. Like, really slowly. In Diamond I’d have at least 80 of some stat by level 27 on any given Pokemon.

HeartGold – 2:34 – Zephyr Badge

Violet City Gym

I got my first badge in HeartGold and it was pretty easy, other than the fact that Totodile wouldn’t listen to me during the most crucial part of the battle.

One down; fifteen to go.

HeartGold – 2:20 – Quilava

Well, look at that. My Cyndaquil decided to evolve at level 14. WOO! Not much has changed stat-wise since my last update but I’ll give ’em to you anyway

Quilava

HP – 42

Attack – 24

Defense – 22

Special Attack – 29

Special Defense – 23

Speed – 34

Time to go beat the crud out of Falkner and his wimpy little birds!

HeartGold – A New Adventure!

Man, I need to come up with a more original title for when I start new games…

Anyway, I bought HeartGold about two hours ago and I’m already in love with it (as much as you can be “in love” with a video game). The new PokeDex layout, the new Pokemon stats pages… gah, too much for me to gawk over. But those things are beside the point; I’m here to give you an update on my adventure so far.

I decided to pick (who else) Cyndaquil to begin my adventure. But after leveling it up to 9 I decided to trade a level 1 Totodile and a level 1 Chikorita from my Diamond game and they’re all around level 10 now. Here’s an update on their stats

Cyndaquil

Level 12

Nature – Naive (+Speed/-Special Attack)

HP – 33

Attack – 18

Defense – 16

Special Attack – 20

Special Defense – 18

Speed – 26

Totodile

Level 10

Nature – Timid (+Speed/-Attack)

HP – 32

Attack – 17

Defense – 20

Special Attack – 15

Special Defense – 16

Speed – 16

Chikorita

Level 10

Nature – Lax (+Defense/-Special Defense)

HP – 29

Attack – 16

Defense – 22

Special Attack – 15

Special Defense – 17

Speed – 14

So there’s all my good Pokemon so far! I traded a Bellsprout to a kid in Violet City for an Onix named Rocky (very clever, son).  Right now I’m in Sprout Tower…

Sprout Tower

…getting ready to take on the guys at the top of the tower. After I Ember my way through the Sea of Bellsprouts I’ll go to battle Falkner at the Violet City Gym.