Oct. 8th, 2013 12:57 am
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As long as there have been Pokemon games, there have been rivals. Gary, those other guys, the occasional girl, N...

But here, our story is about a young man with bad intentions. A boy with long red hair whose name is ???. I'm not sure if it's pronounced like that or he just mutters, but it's a fun way to give him a name later on. He breaks into the lab, then challenges you to a battle.
Rival first meeting

As standard rival asshat laws dictate, he has the one Pokemon I'm weak against and I have only the one pokemon. If it faints, gg, run over. Come on, Q, let's hope for no crits, else, it was fun while it lasted.

I start off by Firin my lazar! and lowering defense, so I can kill him a little quicker. Totodile has better attack than me, so being scratched to death is a possibility. After a couple of exchanges, I manage to score a critical hit and wipe him out, much relieved that it was him, and not me.
crit finish on totodile

The trainer defeated, I return to the lab and answer the question the police had. What was his name? well, ??? doesn't have a nice ring to it, let's have some fun and be immature here. He plays by asshat rules, he shall be know as...

I'm not too sure on the use of the word rival here. I mean sure, he's going to be competing with me throughout the game, but he's a wanted criminal. Hes a known thief and abuser of Pokemon. Why aren't the police wiring me or something and busting him after I win? Well, all these questions seem a little silly to a world where the average age of leaving home is 10.

Ah well, goodbye to mother and off on a new adventure where there is no bed time and everyone has your phone number.
goodbye mother

Yep, bye! And don't spend my money!
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A fair bit has been accomplished today. I've made it through the desert in route 4, stopped off at the resort and beefed up my pokedex, kicked my friends asses again, and made it to Nimbasa city. I don't like the new rival system. Old school Pokemon gave you gary, the bratty, inflated ego prick that grabbed a Pokemon and snubbed the world. It was nice. There he was, a guy who intentionally grabbed the Pokemon you're weak against, went on ahead of you to try and ambush you with random battles, cleared the gyms first and rubbed it in your face, and was just generally someone who you enjoyed beating the snot out of totally guilt free. Except for raticate. I'm sorry, buddy, but your trainer sucked. Guess I made you faint too hard...

The new system has not one, but two rivals. One that took the Pokemon you're weak against, and one that took a Pokemon weak against you. They've set one of them up for permanent failure at your hand, and the other is a smart kid trying to just have an edge. I kinda feel bad about constantly beating my friends. These guys are nice and I never let them win. I can't, if I want to proceed that is. Bring back the wanker so I have fun mopping the floor with him. Just don't let me kill any more Pokemon. Subtle, Nintendo, but freaking dark.

Back to the progress. Traversing the constant sandstorm of route 4, I've acquired a sandile, a darumaka, and a scraggy. Strange how out of these Pokemon, only one doesn't take sandstorm damage. Why would you make Pokemon have a natural environment that gives them environmental damage?

Futher into the sands leads to the Resort. A small area in between the main path and a set of ruins. Here, I added a sigilyph and a maractus to the collection. Going further into the ruins, I find a Yamask and easily catch him, too. Powering through the trainers here has evolved my tepig to a pignite. How many fire pig puns are there?!

Going through my pokedex to refresh my recent captures has shown that I've missed getting a dwebble. Well, after posting, back I go to the sandstorm.

Oh, and I kicked N's ass again in the amusement park. He's the new Giovanni.

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