I stocked up on supplies and met Skyla and the Professor at the Airport, then just before we took off Bianca came running out of nowhere and asked if she could come too to research the Reversal Mountain. Skyla agreed and the four of all hoped aboard and enjoyed the seemingly quite flight across the region.
Skyla flew us to the other side of the region. The reason for this was that not only was the way through Twist Mountain impassable, but half the region appeared to have been frozen by some sort of blast ice wave. We weren’t sure what had caused it, only that it was really annoying and meant that I had to be flown back the way I had come, over Driftview, Nimbass and Castellia and then some more. Eventually we landed in this very quiet and remote town in the middle of what appeared to be some kind of dessert. In fact, so remote was this place that most trainers had never even heard of it.
There was a fierce sandstorm underway when we first arrived.
Once we had landed and stepped out onto the runway Professor Juniper started telling us about Team Plasma and everything that had happened two years ago. She told us about N the legendary Pokémon, the young trainer who saved everyone and the gym leaders uniting to stop them.
“Now that you know all of this Elm Jr I want you to go to Opeluid City and speak to the gym leader Dreyden. He will be able to help us and give us advice, if Team Plasma truly has returned.”
“Okay will do.”
“And I’m going to go and explore Reversal Mountain for rare Fire Pokémon,” said Bianca, she then left without another word.
“What will you do Professor?” I asked.
“Oh just stand he repeating the same information until the game decides that it’s time for me to be de-spawned.”
“Oh….well if you insist,” I then headed into the town itself to do a little exploration.
Upon entering the town a man with a large backpack asked if I could even remember why I was traveling anymore.
“No,” I told him “but there is a charming lady standing on the runway that would probably be able to tell you. However you must be warned she has a habit of telling you to go to Opeluid city and speaking to the Gym leader.”
Asides from a Pokémon Center there was little here in this desert town! All the buildings were made of sandstone and the large bulk of Reversal Mountain loomed ominously overhead. I did however find a TM for Charge Beam and in one of the houses I met and old man who was all “I was born in this town. And I’ll die in this town!” Which was pretty awesome, but only until you realise that this old man’s life had been nothing but a Pokémon Center, a few mud huts, an old runway and a lot of sand. I can’t wait to read his autobiography.
We were standing before the great Reversal Mountain, here there was some more long grass growing through the dry and dead earth. How this was possible was a total mystery, I mean there were none of the conditions required to sustain life here. Some dark sand would have been a better design choice in my opinion, but then I’m not a Pokémon world designer.
I entered the grass and came across my new team mate, it was a little, black, pig with a large pearl on its head and a spring for legs…….right. I captured the creature and discovered it was called a Spoink. I was so intrigued by this weird little thing that for once I actually read its Pokedex entry. Apparently if it ever stopped bouncing on its little tail its heart would stop and it would die. I found this so tragic (if not slightly amusing in a dark sense) so I cleverly called him Jump Start.
Because Jump Start was a Psychic type I decided to switch him out for Doctor Coo Jr. I was once more apologised to Doctor Coo but I already had a flying type and I needed the type coverage. Besides I was constantly worried in case one day she decided to cut my throat whilst I slept.
Now I continued my way through the waste lands before the reversal mountain. Since Weedlpie had learnt X Scissor and Leaf Blade he was once again indestructible. And thus led our team through the hordes of rubbish Pokémon.
It wasn’t long before Jump Start started to evolve in a Grunpig. He now had actual legs (2 of them) was much more pig like and had a large spring for a tail. He was no longer quite as tragic as before, to be honest I actually didn’t really care for his evolution. It was kind of boring compared to the creativity of Spoink. Oh well, I suppose I’ll learn to love him regardless (I’d grown attached to a living trash bag after all.)
This place was an old creepy mansion hidden away at the back of the Reversal Mountain trail. I entered out of curiosity and was attacked by a large rat creature called Raticate. I tried my best to capture it but sadly Weedlpie killed it with his super sharp knife hands.
I explored the mansion for a little while, before I started to notice that the furniture here was actually moving about when I entered different rooms. Rooms that had been blocked a table or seat, were suddenly accessible whilst the one that’s weren’t blocked suddenly were. Was this house trying to lead me along a deliberate path?
I entered one of said rooms and weirdly found a man with a bag pack just standing there. He then challenged me to battle with his a weird, yellow! Plastic looking camel called Numel. I had Maid Moist kill it before I finally confronted this man. He strictly informed me that he was not the one moving all the furniture. Which was all fine and well, but it still didn’t answer the question of why he was just standing there.
I had just finished examining the library and was returning to the hall when I saw a strange girl, I approached her but she didn’t seem to see me.
“Mom? Dad? Abra? Where are you?” Then for a spilt second, I blinked. And she was gone.
This was when I was started to get worried.
Then I noticed that the furniture had moved again, so I decided to see where this crazy house was leading me. In the process of this Jump Start learnt the move Power Gem while battling Raticate, which was nice.
I found the ghost girl had gone to the library I had just visited, “I no longer care about Lunar, all I care about is you daddy.” Then she vanished again. It seems that this girl has lost her passion towards the moon, which isn’t surprising. A lot of people take it for granted.
I followed the creepy path the house took me along until I once more found the ghost girl in a bed room. This time she addressed me directly.
“This is the Luna’s wing; I need you to return it to the Bridge for me!” And then the girl vanished for ever leaving only a single pearl white, wing in her place………I though it time we got going.
I had now entered the long tunnel which led through to the otherwise of Reversal Mountain. Inside I discovered that I could now capture fully evolved Gunpig, at a higher level than mine. I didn’t care though because Jump Start was special and unique. Plus he also had the ultra-rare Pokerus disease, which was so odd. You wait your whole life time to come across this disease once and then it pops up twice in one play through.
“Hi Elm Jr,” I found Bianca standing through an opening in one of the caves walls.
“Hi Bianca, how can I help?” I asked.
“Well basically I need to do some important Pokémon research here in these tunnels. The only problem is that I’m not too good at battling, can you help me and my team get through the cave if we team up? I’ll heal your Pokémon for you.”
“Do I have a choice?”
“Not if you want to get through this cave.”
“Then let us get moving then.”
And so it was that the two of us now travelled through this deep desolate place together battling wild Grunpigs and Numel and such.
It wasn’t long before the two of us came upon two Cool trainers in a double battle, one was armed with a Darmanitan, a strange Russia Doll looking fire beast and the other with a Boldure. Bianca used her Musharna, an evolved and larger version of Muna, and I used Maid Moist.
“Come on Bianca!” I said “let’s do this!”
But when it came to battling. I discovered that Bianca was awful, so bad in fact that to be paired with her was an actual hindrance. I couldn’t tell her what moves to use or help her, so instead she just wasted her turn’s dong silly power up moves and stat reducing abilities. I didn’t understand how someone who studies Pokémon for a living could know so little about them. In the end because of it the Cool Trainers realised that the only real threat to them was me. So they both teamed up against me and Maid Moist, who despite her best efforts, couldn’t fight off both Pokémon. In the end Maid Moist was over-whelmed and crushed under a huge Rock Slide before Darmanitan fried her broken remains with a Fire Punch. Maid Moist was dead!
I then sent out my newest team member, Jump Start, to avenge my beloved Swan. But once again he was teamed up on by the Cool Trainers as Bianca just sat and watched. Poor Jump Start didn’t stand a chance; he was roasted alive by the Darmanitan.
“What the hell are you doing?” I screamed at her, “Two of my Pokémon are dead! Do something!”
“Okay, erm how about I raise my defence some more?”
“You absolute idiot!” I yelled, “I ended up using Litterman and Ember to finish off the Cool Trainers and there Pokémon.
“Don’t worry Elm,” said Bianca, “I’ll heal your Pokémon.”
“Heal them? There dead! There both dead because of you!” I yelled, “Screw you Bianca! Screw you and your research! Screw you and your crappy Pokémon and screw this stupid plot and story! Why can this place not just let me battle and defeat the Pokémon League! Why do I have to do all this pointless stuff!”
Once I had calmed down I left the mountain and Useless behind. Yes Useless! This is what I shall for ever reference Bianca as from this day forward. She was not worthy of a name anymore.
It was now time to realise my friends to the great beyond. I first bid fare well to Jump Start, he was so young, yet sadly I had a feeling his life would be short lived by his sadistic Pokedex entry.
Then came the harder parting. Maid Moist, not only was she our only Water Type but her Flying moves were irreplaceable. She stepped up to take the place of our beloved Lord Tibbs when everything seemed bleak; she had helped us defeat the Gym Leaders Clay and Skyla and was a great companion to Ember. Good bye my dear, here’s hoping you’ll be free from the pressure of boys in the next life.
Once again I welcomed back the steaming Doctor Coo Jr and headed back to the mountain, it turned out that I had no choice but to explore this place with Useless.
“Fine, but if any more of my Pokémon die because of your incompetence I’ll personally destroy you! Understand?”
This place was a maze, a horrid, horrid maze of winding tunnels and dark blue chasms. It seems that the wild Pokémon here also had some-kind of grudge against Useless as they were now attacking us two at a time, which made things much more awkward to be honest.
Then we came across another Cool Trainer, this time he wanted me to take part in a Rotation Battle.
“I think I’ll sit this one out,” said Useless.
“Really? You decide to sit this one out now? Good! You’ll properly just mess things up anyway. Just stand there and try not to break the mountain.”
The battle was against two Scraggy and a Gurdurr. Litterman destroyed them all. Good old Litterman, at least I still had him after all this time.
Continuing through the cave with Useless we started to have a number of close calls with wild Pokémon and trainer battles. I nearly lost the mighty Weedlpie to a Woobat and we accidentally entered a dust cloud which contained two Excadrill. Needless to say we both ran as fast as our little legs could……right in to another battle with a Cool Trainer. And yes I did write A Cool Trainer. The Cool trainers here were spread out in a way where you would have to battle two of them at once. However I discovered that if I have a quick word with one of them and explained the situation involving Useless, they would become incredibly caring and let me battle them one on one. After our battle they tended to spit and shout abuse at Useless as we passed, nobody likes being paired up with a useless trainer it seems.
One of these Cool Trainers had a Swanna, she comforted me as I began crying uncontrollably, then after I’d killed it I comforted her. The Pokémon world can be strange in that way (at least my Pokémon world can be.)
Then another Cool Trainer had a nasty, haunted, rag doll creature called Banetta which was causing a lot of problems for my poor team. Luckily for me I had just brought back Doctor Coo Jr who had normal typing. Meaning that none of its moves could hit her, allowing her to finish it off using a Fly attack.
“Hey this is the place I was looking for!” It seems as though we had finally made it the place Useless was looking for.
“But it’s just a small empty room,” I said confused “what could possibly be here for you?”
“This was the resting place of a very powerful Pokémon! But sadly it seems to have moved on.”
“You’re joking right? We have just been through all that hell for an empty room?”
“Well I thought I might find something cool here.”
“What like a Legendary Pokémon? You struggle to defeat a Woobat! How could you possible fight something like that?”
“I believe in my Pokémon!”
“Whatever, you going to leave me alone now I’ve found your room!”
After many hours, I began to feel like there was no end to this place; it was like ChargeStone all over again! All Wild battles were against Rock types as well, which as I stated at an early date, my whole team is weak against! In fact I was starting to realise how Nikalum was still alive, and it was only because he could use his Volt Tackle move to attack quickly and then flee from any given battle. This move was also very useful in not just keeping Nikalum alive but battling Cool Trainers as well (seriously this place was like a gathering place of Cool Trainers.) In a Triple Battle against two Riolu and a Gurdurr his Volt Switching tactic particle won us the battle. Man I really loved this hideous thunder spider!
Day 42: So sick of Useless’s endless blabber, have discovered best tactic for getting though this place is to keep Doctor Coo up front and use Detect to Protect itself while the stupid wild Pokémon Just kill themselves with Earthquake and such. The Cool Trainers here were really getting annoying. Nearly lost Ember and Litterman to one of them and its stupid Rock types. Then one of them had the nerve to use a Watchog. Litterman killed it in the name of Father Fry.
Finally after what felt like weeks, we came upon the exit.
“Well Elm Jr I guess this is where we part ways,” said Useless.
“Yes! Finally I won’t have to drag you’re Useless ass around anymore!”
“Fair enough. But I’m going off to research Heatran some more.”
“Good. I hope he kills you!” And with those words we parted.
How weird that on the other side of this horrid mountain was a chilled out beach resort where rich people relax. It’s just what I needed after the horrors of Reversal Mountain.
I sat relaxing in the Pokémon Center for a while contemplating my next move. Two things were now apparent. I needed a new Pokémon, Rock and Fire types were destroying my team and none of the Pokémon I owned could learn the move Surf. I was now starting to realise how important Maid Moist was to my team, without her I could not sail the seas. And for some reason this was the only Pokémon game without a Fishing rod, so I needed a water type to learn Surf. But in order to do such I needed a Water type to learn Surf. What a Paradox!
I decided that I would do a bit of exploration around some of the villas. I met an old lady in one saying that it belonged to someone called Caitlin who was once a Pokémon Champion. What I want to know was why was this old lady here for then?
Then In another villa some rich guy examined my stuff and said I had nothing of value. I told him that I Weedlpie was the value I needed, and then I cried a little.
There was a great bay here which I could have surfed through if I knew surf. But without such I had two ways to go. Route 13 took me to where I wanted to go (north) and Route 14 took me the opposite way (South) but could of had a lot more training that way. I decided to head south first and get some more training and hopefully capture a new water types.
This whole Route was set on a beautiful cliff side which over looked the ocean and the beeches below.
“Good day young sir. Would you care to engage me in battle?” This was an elderly lady who seemed to be one of the 1%. I battled her and her Lobunny, a tall elegant rabbit humanoid (it made me miss Murderer,) with the mighty Litterman. After which she paid me an awful lot of money and bid me fair well.
“Why hello young ragamuffin!” It was another old rich guy, I was now starting to understand where all the residents of Undella town were. Taking a walk up this cliff. Sign* I battle these gout riddled pensioners until I found a place where I could capture a new Pokémon. I entered the grass, begging it to be some kind of Water type. But sadly what I got was a small blue bird with very wooly wings called Swablu. I caught it and name her Water Type because that’s how Pokémon worked it my mind. Sadly despite being christened as such Water type could not learn Surf, into the box she went.
I still desperately needed a Water Pokémon so I decided that I would head north of Undella Town now to Route 13 and hope that one presented itself there.
“Elm Jr!” Just as I was leaving the town our old friend Dumb Ass came running up behind me.
“Elm let’s test our strength!” And before I could even ask how he’d been I was thrown into an intense battle with the man. His first Pokémon was a Unfezant, I used Litterman who poisoned it with Toxic and finished it with Sludge bomb.
“Blast!” He then used his starter, a mighty Emboar. A huge Ganon-esq fire pig. Litterman used Toxic again to Poison it, the flaming pig used the move Take Down and did almost as much damage to it as it did to the highly defensive Litterman. Litterman launched a Sludge bomb, scored a critical hit and Emboar killed itself with a Take Down.
Next Dumb Ass used the evolved form of one of the monkey trio, a Simpour. I swapped to Nikalum who in turn swapped out with a Volt tackle killing the Water ape dead. We had won. Well done Nikalum and a special well done to Litterman.
“I can’t believe that I lost after all the training blah blah blah Team Plasma blah blah blah sisters Purlion blah blah blah get stronger blah blah blah see you later.” And then he ran off. I imagine my interpretation may not have been exactly what he said, but to be honest I think I can kind of just guess what he’s going to talking about. I’ve heard it enough times.
I stepped out onto this route hoping desperately to find a new Water type Pokémon. But first I had to battle a Black belt training on the beach with his level 41 Scraffy. Boy was this level spike! Lucky for me I had Litterman here to save the day (he was really turning out to be something was our Litterman.)
I found the closest patch of grass, praying for whatever to jump or at me to be a Water type. But then suddenly I saw some of the grass rustling. Now rustling grass is a strange thing, 90% of the time all you’ll find in one is a Aurdio, but in that small 10%percentage you can find a whole host of very rare and I usual Pokémon. Most trainers don’t even bother with this strategy of Pokémon hunting and to be honest I can’t blame them. It would be quicker to get the creatures found this way by evolution or trading.
Still for some reason I decided to take the risk and enter the rustling grass. What I came face to face with was a mountain of vines, the evolved foam of Tangela. A Tangrowth. At first I was a tad disappointed, as it was yet another Grass type. But then it hit me. A Tangrowth? A TANGROWTH?
I needed it! I really needed it! Not only was it rare, it was super powerful! I battled it and after much trial and error I captured the thing.
I was so happy! After everything I’d been through recently this was the break that I needed! I called him Duke Knott and taught him Rock Slide for type coverage. Finally I was no longer threaten by tyranny of Rock types!
I tried Duke Knott out on a few random wild Pokémon, he absolutely destroyed them. I had a feeling I had stumbled upon something rather special with this one.
I returned to the cliffs to do some more training.
“Good day old bean!” Said one of the rich gentlemen as he battled me with his Delcatty. Knott devoured it whole, and then we battled against his wife’s Gurdurr which Knott soon chocked to death.
“What is that unholy hell spawn?” She uttered in distress.
“That is the unstoppable Duke Knott!” I informed her “and along with Weedlpie we shall destroy this world!”
A little way longer I was challenged to a triple battle against a bat like creature, Gliger, a large walking plant Lillght and an angry looking Parana called Basclin. Using great team work Duke Knott, Ember and Nikalum beat them.
A little way along I was confronted by a group of fishermen. Wish I was a Fisherman! That way I could find somebody who could use Surf. Oh well, I thought, Duke Knott feasted well on their catches at least.
Rotation battle ahoy! This time it was against a Zebrastrike, a Skarmory and a Tangela. Ha a puny Tangela? It looked pathetic compare to my Knott. I used Weedlpie, Nikalum and Ember to win this one, although I nearly lost Ember, hang in there old girl.
After this battle I taught Nikalum Agility, that way I could pair it well with his Volt Tackle.
We made it to the end of this route, where the check point was being blocked by what seemed like 7 identical men all standing in a rows doing a weird jig. It was clear that these clones were blocking my way for a reason. So I headed back to Undella Town and to Route 13.
On the way I came across an Absol. So cool! I bet he could have leant Surf! But sadly I had caught Water Type here.
I decided to quickly check out the Marine tunnel here. But a crazy old guy on cocaine refused to let me pass by. I didn’t want to aggravate him too much so I moved on.
This route featured some more beautiful scenery including a lovely back drop of cliffs against ocean beaches. It was beautiful. What wasn’t beautiful was the massive level spike that was quite literally hurting me.
The trainers here weren’t that interesting either, but I did come into contact with a crazy fisherman armed with a Vapoureon.
“Look what I caught!” He gloated!
“Actually you cannot capture Vapoureon in the wild, let alone with a fishing rod” I informed him before Duke Knott ingested it.
A little way along one of the beeches I came across a house. Strange, I thought, only the foolish man builds his house upon the sand. I entered and found a skin head that lived on his own with a Panpour. He then started to tell me all about how much he hated Team Plasma. Looked like I’d found Dumbass’s soul mate.
I made it off the beach and was almost at the next town when something blued jumped out at me from the trees. It was Cobalion! The legendary Pokémon who had revolted against the human race with his two friends all those years ago!
“At last Cobalion!” I shouted, “You finally present yourself to me, after all this time tracking you?” (To be honest I’d actually forgotten all about him by this point.) “Tell me Cobalion? Are you ready to die? For you may have killed hundreds of humans for Pokémon kind. But I can tell you I’ve killed hundreds of Pokémon for human kind. And I did so using Pokémon I’ve enslaved and then befriended. Does that angry you? To see everything you fought so hard for reduced to this?”
I saw the great beast lower its head to charge me; I had clearly enraged this creature.
“I’m glad you’re angry Cobalion! Because you will soon see that you are not immortal! You may have lived for hundreds of years! But I come from a place beyond the stars! Another dimension! In that sense I’m timeless!” Cobalion charged at me, “let us see who is greater, the ancient human killer or the timeless Pokémon converter?” Ember used a single Fire Punch and Cobalions head erupted in a blaze of heat before it fell dead.
“It looks like you lose Legendary.”
All I wanted to do was find a. Pokémon Center and move to the next gym. I didn’t care much for this bland little town.
“Hi Elm Jr!” It was Useless and Professor Juniper.
“Professor, I thought you wanted me to go and talk to Dreyden. But what’s the point if you’ve followed me half way to him anyway.” I then turned to Useless “and I thought I left you at Reversal you at Reversal to die?”
“I used the HM Fly to get here,” she said clearly not listening.
“How? You don’t have any flying Pokémon!”
“Elm, Girl formally known as Bianca, come with me!” Said the Professor, “there is somebody I want you both to meet.”
She dragged us to a rundown little house, “here lives an expert on Lacunosa history. She may be able to tell us all about Team Plasma.”
Inside the house we met an old woman who told us about the Great Chasm just behind this town. She said that a meteorite was what created it and that a really powerful and ancient Pokémon who has the ability to Freeze the land and would then eat the people lived there.
After which the Professor started talking about a Hero and a guy called N and a Zekrom. To be honest I couldn’t care less, so I must have sort of zoned out.
“………and that’s why I need you to go and talk to Dreydon.” Said the Professor at last.
“I know,” I said “that’s where I was going before you interrupted me!”
Useless then cut in, “Dreyden likes to wrestle with his Pokémon!”
“And that information was almost as useless as you!” And with that I walked off. Then to my horror I saw that Dumbass was waiting for me just by the town gates, screw that! I then went back to Route to train.
To be continued…….
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