Part 1 of my log is here.
I have been spending too much time being picky about a new Pokemon, so I’ve still just got the two. Been avoiding as many trainer battles as I can so as to not over-level them, but it couldn’t be helped – made it to Lavaridge Town with Cresta at Lv. 32 and Mephala at Lv. 33, so they’re a few levels above Flannery’s team of levels 24-29 Fire-types. I challenged her as soon as I got there – Torkoal actually gave me a bit of trouble, but it wasn’t too bad.
Team’s getting a little lonely, and being desperate for a new Pokemon I finally decided to go fishing and caught a Goldeen – Maris. Because I still only have my Old Rod, my choices are a bit limited – it was either a Magikarp or Goldeen, and while Magikarp does evolve into Gyarados, I’m not going to be evolving any of my Pokemon, so, Goldeen it is.
Party: Cresta Lv. 34, Mephala Lv. 36, Maris the Goldeen Lv. 29
Since I recall that the Daddy/Norman Gym challenge was quite difficult (for me when I first played R/S/E, anyway), I picked up some potions and trained Maris up to level 29 before challenging him.
Pretty close calls all around, but we’re aliive! Side note, I am pleasantly surprised with Maris – I mean, she’s not amazing but she can hold her own in most battles and is doing a lot better than I expected. Anyway, with daddy’s badge, I can surf now – I don’t use HM slaves, so I’ll be surfing on the back of a goldfish.
First order of business, I head to Route 118 for my Good Rod, so I can catch more than Goldeens and Magikarps. Kind of important considering my District.
Got a Castform at the Weather Institute – obviously not gonna use that but I needed Team Aqua off the bridge. Rival battle at the end of the bridge, then she gave me HM02! Gotta catch a bird to teach it to.
But first, we’re going Absol hunting in Route 120.
7 years later…
Those things are hard to find. But finally, a boy joins the team. I named him Hades, after the god of the underworld in Greek mythology.
I had hoped I would have more options by the time I got Fly, but with the current restrictions I have, it seems like the only Pokemon I can catch for the job is a Wingull. I caught a boy and named him Irving, but he didn’t quite make it – died during the training.
I don’t think another Wingull is gonna cut it so I’m not gonna bother with catching one – my next gym battle is Winona anyway and I think I’ll ally with her after, just for the sake of having a decent Flying-type on my team. I’m thinking of going back to for a Skarmory.