We don't always like being nonplussed

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Retro Pokemon Weekends: Pokemon Green Flailthrough Day 18

To the gym! Though I take a detour to check out a large building, because you have to. It seems to be the place where you give them the fossils, and then they pull the Pokemon out of them. Now I just have to... figure out what the hell in my computer is a fossil. Well one of the guys wants a Pokemon from me, but I'm going to ignore him for now. I speak to the other guy, and he rambles on and on... no point in bringing them back 'cause they're never really gone... Oh, sorry. sometimes in life "Old Fashioned Love Song". Anyway, he keeps running his mouth, but I think he finally took the damn fossil. Good. Now in like 3 days I can come back and pick it up... or however long it takes.

I check out another room and some dude gives me a TM, which is fine with me. Another room reveals... an old man and his grandkids? The old man seems to want a Pokemon, but I don' know what what he wants, so I'll ignore him for now, as always. The little boy doesn't have anything important to say, but the little girl wants a Pokemon. Time to call in reinforcements.

Friday, November 19, 2010

Pokemon Black - Day 35 (In which our hero battles the Elite 4, and takes REALLY bad pictures!)

Alright, now I should probably stop and level my Pokemon but... to hell with it. I think I'm just going to run through, and see how well I can do. If so, I'll probably just tell you I failed rather than going through all of my failure twice.

Here we go! Off to the Elite Four!
Yes, this is the traditional "Once you go through you can't turn back, are you sure?" speech that we're always given before the Elite 4, but I am stupid/brave and intend to continue on in my quest to become a Pokemon master, which has been my dream for all of a month or more for all that I know about my character. I speed forward and... and...

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Pokemon Black - Day 34 (In which I think I messed up the pictures, but can't guess how.)

I make my way outside of the cave, ready to face the Elite 4, and!...

You see the Dragons BEFORE the Dungeon? That seems kind of... backward.
Well fuck, I forgot the dungeon always comes right after the gates you have to pass to get to them. Man, I feel dumb right about now... But on this plus side, this thing looks freaking awesome in every way. I'm going to try to be a little more detailed here, so bear with me.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Pokemon Black - Day 33 (Bjorn... What? I slept 3 hours, and that's the best I can come up with.)

Ok, I'm going to do something I wouldn't normally do, because a lot of this is turning out to be long, and boring. I'm going to summarize for a moment.

The route off of the east of route 1 leads to a large island where there are a lot of strength boulders, if you push them around and look on the far western side of the island then you'll find an HM, I think it's 06 or 07, and it's another water technique HM. Either Waterfall or Whirlpool I'm guessing. Other than that and a pile of items that I don't know what they are, there's also a house that you can get to after riding a number of rapids, and the man inside of it wants a pokemon I guess. It was a long pain in the ass to get through it, and I don't want to bore you.

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Pokemon Black - Day 32 (I should have fought this legendary moose with a flying squirrel.)

And as I exit the gym, I'm approached by someone (tone indicates complete lack of surprise)!

'Howdy, Pants! I'm here to advance the plot!'

And it's Bladdernut! From her reaction, I'm guessing that she's telling me that I now have to make the journey to visit the Elite 4, which I base on her taking me to the northern exit of town, which leads to a single location up in the mountains. She says something about Route 10, which I guess is the area that leads to them. I wonder what kind of pain in the butt dungeon is waiting for me this way.

Monday, November 15, 2010

Pokemon Black - Day 31 (The Beard of Destiny!)

So it's on to the next, neon-looking area which according to the map is the next town. A few steps past the door and I see this guy right here.

Meet Dragon Gym Leader! Looks like Akuma with a ponytail to me.
It's the person I assume is the Dragon Gym Leader! And yes, that should be capitalized, since I'm calling him Dragon Gym Leader. Just think of Gym as his middle name, ok? He comes up to talk to me about something, likely taffy. I like taffy, so I try to keep interested in the conversation, but after a few short word balloons, he hauls me off to the right and I see this giant pile of crap waiting to happen.

Four Reasons Metroid Other M isn't selling like Nintendo hoped

We'll be back to our usual entertaining nonsense later in the day, but I read a story I wanted to say something about over the weekend, so we'll pause briefly for a Very Special Episode of Flailthroughs.

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Retro Pokemon Weekends: Pokemon Green Flailthrough Day 17

So I went back and beat all those trainers and explored little side tracks. I ran into another one of Oak's lackey's and after giving me some kind of quiz, he gives me something. It occurs to me that I should, you know, find out what they are... so let me go bother someone about it. Alright, I seem to have the Item Finder and the Exp Share... and I'm not sure if there's enough room in my computer to stick it. We'll see.

I run into a house and talk to someone and they give me another fishing rod... I have no idea which of these are better, but usually it goes old, good and then super, so I'll hold onto it and shove the others in my box.

So I looked it up, and this is actually the Good Rod, not the Super Rod, so I'mma stuff it. While I'm bouncing around, I head back to Cerulean and trade the Poliwhirl I caught for this:

Jynx, the 'Dammit, Japan!' Pokemon.