Hooray for stereotypes? Also, extended episode.
Anyway, Wattson went down easy. His only real nuisance was Magneton, who turned out to be faster than John and got off a lucky supersonic and made John hit himself twice. Badge is mine, HM04 is mine, and we're continuing.
I was going to say the Winstrates were also easy, but the last one's Meditite got off a crit Hi Jump Kick on Rowan after two meditations. Fuck.
So now I've got to start training Rodriguez in order to get him up to par, and so far it's going okay. Had to teach him bullet seed so he could have a decent attacking grass move though.
ROUTE 112 CATCH: an Anorith. Cool, now I don't have to decide which fossil to get. Named him Whiteaves, after the guy who discovered the IRL species or something. Anyway, he's going in the daycare because I like him. There was also...
Plusle, Breloom, Swablu, Camerupt (damn), Shellder, Sealeo
FIERY PATH CATCH: Onix. Wasn't sure if I wanted it, but he didn't give me much choice when he kept escaping everything I threw at him. Fiery Path also held:
Lombre, Gloom, Torkoal (damn again) Delibird
ROUTE 113 CATCH: Mmmm, a Kingdra. I'll toss that one up in the air for a name. What else lies in the ashen plains?
Ursaring, Baltoy, Kirlia, Shiftry, Combusken (damn once more), Mantine. Geez man, all these fire types showing up at all the wrong times. I want my grass-type hard counter.
ROUTE 114 CATCH: looking in the grass, I find a Registeel. But that thing's going to blow up on me, so I'm out. There was also a Jirachi by fishing (oh sick, I can steal star pieces this way), a Nidoking by fishing, Pinsir, Ninetales (eugh), Nidoran-M, Surskit, Whiscash, Aipom, Mawile, Gligar, Latios, and a Manectric by rock-smashing.
METEOR FALLS CATCH: not fishing again, and finding a Natu in the process. Named him Shade, because I found him in the shade, and that's what he kept doing to attack me. Also, my first flyer once he's evolved. Cool. Also appearing:
Magneton, Grimer, Miltank, Mareep, Grovyle, Hoppip, Sudowoodo by fishing, Wurmple by fishing.
ROUTE 115 CATCH: back to fishing, I get...a water-type! Vaporeon. Dat bulk. And Dohn was JUST weak enough to put it at 1 HP with a pound attack. Another toss-up for the name on this one. Other fishing possibility was a Linoone.
Now for a team preview.