I forgot getting Earthquake in this cave was practically impossible without Repels because wild pokemon keep coming and interrupting your little bike jumps and you need to hit all of them in a row to get over there…
I have an Indimidate ‘mon out in front but I still haven’t managed to get over there… agh
Ran into a Gible in Wayward cave, but ran from it in hopes of encountering a Gabite in Victory Road later and not having to grind as much (my dupes clause is basically ‘one per evolutionary line’)
That was probably a really stupid idea though because I just realized I’m not guaranteed a Gabite in Victory Road and I don’t remember what their appearance rate is or what other ‘mon appear there… OoOps…. OTL
I’m actually trying to figure out who to replace Oven with… I’m thinking either Sneasel or Swinub, but I’m not sure about which.
I get the Razor Claw to evolve Sneasel in the Galactic Veilstone HQ apparently, but I’m not sure I want him dying prematurely and the 4x fighting weakness is risky with the amount of pokemon that randomly know fighting moves (which is actually how I lost Oven as well: a very poorly timed switch-in that happened to be on a Focus Blast)
It sometimes really frustrates me that Neopets disallows people to sell art for virtual or real currency because people wind up thinking it’s okay to ask people for art for free and it kinda… makes me uncomfortable
I mean I’m okay if someone genuinely wants to do giftart for you and it’s their decision to do so but… All these boards going “seeking app art” and expecting people to draw them stuff in exchange for a BC vote or flat out nothing just…. I dunno
I’ll draw a tribute picture for Oven eventually… She wasn’t a very nice character, didn’t really want to be there, uncooperative, tended to pull nasty shit. I’ll probably be able to fully flesh her out when I’ve figured out more about the worldbuilding itself because I intend for her to have had views on certain things I’m still working out.
I’m sad she didn’t fully get her chance to shine, though. I was hoping she’d stay around longer so I had more time to develop her.
Of course, I need to figure out who will be her replacement now though. There’s the option of evolving that eevee from ages ago into Umbreon if I want a dark type to potentially deal with Lucian later, or the Swinub will potentially be good against Volkner- Plus Thermos has a careful nature giving a boost to Pilo/Mamoswine’s below-par Special Defense, instead of the Special Defense-decreasing natures that seem to plague the rest of my team…
I should probably just go into the ice Gym now, underleveled, because I currently have two steel types, a fighting type and a fire type and only one pokemon with an ice weakness. Think I got this covered.
I especially love how the first two characteristic examples are benefiting the stats that the natures would suppress, makes it even funnier xD;
My Luxray and Staraptor in my Nuzlocke are both like that as well, though they’re at least workable, haha. Outlet is “Brave, Impetuous and Silly” and Ceiling is “Naive, Somewhat Vain”
And then almost all of the rest of my current main team - my Empoleon, Gallade and Houndoom - all wound up with a highest IV that matched their nature-boosted stat. (Unfortunately in my Houndoom’s case it’s Physical Attack even though her species is more special-oriented…)