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Old 12-17-2018, 08:36 PM
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Old 12-18-2018, 04:30 AM
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Joey "Pokemon Tower is full of ghosts. I think I can get through, but I'm gonna need something to appease them. And I know just the thing, but I'll have to go to Celadon. There are a lot of trainers in my way, but that's just an opportunity to give Firerat some much-needed training. He's not gonna be able to keep up with Pants otherwise. Pants is just too good."



Joey makes his way through Route 8. He and Firerat...



Leave.



No.



oops forgot to

hold on
sorry

Name Rater "Hello, hello! I am the official NAME RATER!"

Joey "Yeah, yeah, just let me name my Flareon 'Firerat' p l e e e e e e a s e."

Name Rater "Ok! This POKEMON has been renamed FIRERAT! That's a better name than before!"

Joey "Sure is!"

ahem
where were we?

oh yeah -



Survivors.

Now I'm sure you have several questions. The answers to those questions are, in order: items are basically cheating and Sand Attack is real good, ya'll; trust me, this is all in service of making Pants very strong one day; and Ellen DeGeneres.



By the end of the route, Firerat has reached level 19, and we face our greatest challenge of all: the checkpoint to Saffron City. To bypass this without a drink will require all of my (meager) sequence breaking skills.

Watch carefully, and don't blink:


Honestly, did you expect anything else?

We can totally just walk through, no problem.




While we're here, we go ahead and try to clear out the Fighting Dojo. All in service of MORE POWER.

I should note in case anyone missed it in the first post - our randomizer settings have wild Pokemon randomized, but not trainers. This is both a blessing and a curse.

Somewhere along the way, Firerat learned Dig, which was a pleasant surprise. It will be very valuable to have a dungeon time panic button.



Unfortunately, the fourth Blackbelt's Primeapes proved too powerful for Firerat to handle. Even after depositing Firerat so Pants could take on the fourth Blackbelt's Mankeys instead, it proved to be too difficult. We'll have to come back and mop up later once Pants has become unstoppable.



Team Rocket goons are blocking off several buildings in the area, including Saffron's real gym. Which is probably for the best. I'm honestly not sure how we're going to handle this gym even once we can access it.



We find ourselves back in Celadon City. We've got a few goals here.



Our first goal is to find this man, and never, ever talk to him.



Our second goal is to find this man and help him overcome his gambling addiction.

* "Go ahead! Laugh! I'm flat out busted! No more slots for me! I'm going straight! Here! I won't be needing this anymore!"



Joey "Thanks! I always wanted to participate in pseudo-legal gambling!"

We're not going to be able to do anything with that coin case now, but we will later. Once we are very, very, very rich.



While we're here, we participate in a minor side-shenanigan. You know what's better than Sand Attack? Double Team. We grab one as part of the plan to make Pants the greatest Rattata alive, one for Firerat, and an extra because you can never have enough Double Team.



And, of course, we grab the crucial part of our main shenanigan: industrial strength Poke Doll-brand ghost repelant.



Speaking of repelant, we find a somewhat disappointing Max Repel where a PP Up would normally be. Not every tree can have rare fossils in them, I guess.



Now, when I implied using Firerat exclusively was all in the service of making Pants stronger one day, what I actually meant was "we're broke and we need a lot of money." Firerat is a Fire Pokemon, and Celadon has a Grass gym. Let's get rude.



So here's the thing. Pokemon levels aren't the only thing that's scaled in this hack.



Money rewards also scale. At least downward, anyway. We'll have to find out together if it scales upward, too. Normally, this trainer should have given us 1470 Pokebucks, but she didn't because her Pokemon are lower level than they should be.

So how do we deal with that? The obvious part is we level up our strongest Pokemon. In this case, Pants is the greatest Pokemon in existence, but Firerat has a type advantage here. That's why we picked Firerat to crank up the difficulty with.



There's another factor I haven't mentioned yet, though. Roaming Red has a small mercy for players not yet accustomed to the hack's difficulty. Until they earn their first badge, the scaling algorithm takes it easy on them.

And if it takes it easy on us, we're not getting as much money as we could be.

So let's get us that badge.



Now that we've unlocked the limiters, the game should scale harder.

Oh yeah, I guess a couple of the trees are gone in the gym so you can do it without Cut.

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After clearing out the gym, we dump most of our hard-earned-money into one completely legal performance enchancing vitamin for Pants. She deserves only the best.

Then we set about catching her up with Firerat.



At level 16, Pants learns Hyper Fang, the move that will be her bread and butter for a long time. Put a pin in this one, it's important.




At level 20, Pants evolved in Raticate.

Now listen. I know some of you may have wanted Pants to remain a Rattata forever. But I figured it would be easier to ask forgiveness than permission.

I thought long and hard about it, unable to make a decision. But then I thought "what would Joey do?" Joey... Joey loves Pants. This is undeniable - you can see how unbreakable their bond is in their tiny, tiny pixel eyes. And while Joey raised Pants as a Rattata, Joey knows that if Pants is going to be everything she can be, he has to let go.

Just like Joey, we have to let go. We have to let Pants grow up and become the best Pokemon she can be. We owe it to her.

Please understand.

Still not convinced?

Raticate can learn Hyper Beam, Rattata cannot.




Eventually, Pants hits level 30, we withdraw Firerat, and head back to the Fighting Dojo for payback.



And we have our first definitive proof that Pants is the greatest Pokemon of all time.

Our choices for reward are an Arbok pretending to be Hitmonlee and a Nidoqueen pretending to be Hitmonchan, but we'll come back to them later.



We finally return home to Lavender Town and begin our ascent, but not before using a Super Repel.



Firerat makes short work of the trainers' Ghost Pokemon whenever he doesn't get wiped out almost immediately.



The few ghosts that do get past our Super Repel are sometimes weird colors, which suggests they are randomized Pokemon. It's neat to see that the ghost sprite does pull from the palette of the hidden Pokemon.



Climbing the tower, we have to reset a lot. I didn't think to get Pants a non-Normal attack, and I'm counting Schrodinger's Arbok/Nidoqueen as our captured Pokemon for the update; Firerat is our only viable Pokemon.



So... we found a Bicycle? I guess that opens Cycling Road up to us. Honestly, I expected this to count as a key item!



Also we have... m4 Paralyze Heals now, which is worrying. Maybe a side-effect of the bizarre ghosts? I mean, they could honestly all be Missingnos, and we'd never know.



* "Entered purified, protect zone! JOEY's POKEMON are fully healed!"

I completely forgot this was here. If we weren't dedicated to shenanigans, this would be the best spot in Roaming Red to grind.



We reach the final staircase and, well, see for yourself:





Shenanigans now complete, Joey takes on a gauntlet of Rocket goons.

We turn down the chance to have Pants learn the other Rattata/Raticate signature move, Super Fang, because it's just not as good.

As a side note, I checked, and we are officially earning more Pokebucks than these encounters originally paid out.



Rocket Goon "You're not getting away with this!"

Joey "I don't know buddy, I'm pretty sure me and Pants just did."



Mr. Fuji "Heh? You came to save me?"

Joey "Of course! Without you, what will all the orphaned Pokemon do? Besides, I wanted you to meet my first Pokemon, Pants!"

Mr. Fuji "Thank you. But, I came here of my own free will. I came to calm the soul of CUBONE's mother."

Joey "Oh yeah, I gave her a Poke Doll on the way up and she seemed to chill out."

Mr. Fuji "I think MAROWAK's spirit has gone to the afterlife. I must thank you for your kind concern! Follow me to my home, POKEMON HOUSE at the foot of this tower."

Honestly, I think giving Marowak a Poke Doll is a more touching ending than beating her up until she leaves. Espcially if you imagine the Poke Doll was a Cubone doll.



Mr. Fuji "JOEY. Your POKEDEX quest may fail without love for your POKEMON. I think this may help your quest."



Sweet! With this we can bypass Snorlaxes, never buy an Awakening ever, and make the move Rest super, super broken. Don't know if we'll ever make use of that last one, though.



This also marks the end of our time in Joey's hometown, Lavender Town.

You know what that means:

DECISION POINT

Our hero, Joey, has successfully appeased the spirit of Marowak and kicked the murderous Team Rocket goons out of Pokemon Tower. While he was at it, he managed to take down his first Pokemon gym, and beat up a bunch of guys that were just trying to work out.

Which Pokemon will Joey take from the Fighting Dojo, and what should its name be? The options are Arbok and Nidoqueen. First Pokemon to hit three votes is the one we'll take. First name suggested after a Pokemon has won voting is the name we'll use. I guess that means the person to place the winning vote can also name the Pokemon, but we'll treat that as a feature, not a bug.

Joey ended up with ... m4? Paralyze Heals somewhere along the lines this update. Should we try to sell the possibly ghost-cursed Paralyze Heals for fun and profit or don't ever touch them and hope the save file doesn't implode in on itself? First to three votes decides!

More importantly, we need to decide where Joey will go next! I'm going to try to complete all the stuff to do in a given town before moving on to the next one. Right now, Lavender Town and Celadon City count as "completed" by my metric. Especially Celadon City, where nothing bad is happening at all that we could have stopped. First location to three votes decides!

The obvious choices are most of the towns we haven't been to yet, plus Saffron City, since there's still a dungeon and a Gym to clear out there. We can't do anything in Viridian City until we have 7 badges, and there's not much in Pallet Town, so we'll do them last. If it helps decide, we can pick up Dig for Pants in Cerulean City to round out her moveset, and free up a move slot for Firerat.

Team Top Percent
Pants the Top Percentile Raticate
Firerat the Flareon
??? the Schrodinger's Pokemon

Joey's Field Notes
New Route 7 Encounters
  • Golbat
  • Paras
  • Magmar
  • Gloom
  • Metapod
  • Parasect
  • Nidorino
  • Haunter
  • Electrode

New Pokemon Tower Encounters
  • Several Flavors of GHOST


Previous Notes

Route 7 Encounters
  • Gastly
  • Caterpie
  • Nidoran M
  • Nidoking

Route 8 Encounters
Can't get to them, a tree's in the way.

Route 10 Encounters
NONE

Route 12 Encounters
Full of water

Route 16 Encounters
There's a tree and a Snorlax in the way!

Rock Tunnel Encounters
Floor 1
  • Snorlax
  • Jynx
  • Bulbasaur
  • Ivysaur
  • Pidgey
  • Sandshrew
  • Sandslash
  • Ponyta
  • Flareon

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Old 12-18-2018, 05:11 AM
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I really, really want to vote for Nidoqueen. Though I realize in vanilla Red Nidoqueen won't learn any new moves, its possible that's been changed in this hack. Plus Nidorans are my favorite Pokemon...

I think we have a bike for good reason, so, let's bike down Cycling Road to Fuschia. After selling SPOOKY GHOST MEDICINE.
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Old 12-18-2018, 05:35 AM
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Nidoqueen, sell that ghost medicine, let's check out Pewter Town.
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Old 12-18-2018, 06:01 AM
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Nidoqueen, named Spinyrat.
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Old 12-18-2018, 06:11 AM
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Oh, no one's voted for it yet, but I just realized that we have to do everything else before we can do anything in Viridian City, so don't vote for that one.

Or Pallet Town. Because... there's an item there and that's it.
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Old 12-18-2018, 06:25 AM
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That's not m4, it's stairs4. Sell those stairs!

Are fossil results not randomized?
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Old 12-18-2018, 06:32 AM
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You know what? It never even occured to me. Unfortunately, Roaming Red doesn't have super detailed documentation, so I've got no idea. We'll find out whenever we go to Cinnabar Island.
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joey, you got heart, kid

but do you got SOUL?

why don't you prove it with the SOUL BADGE
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While waiting on a town to win, I felt like playing some more, so have a mini-update!



If the stat calculator I used to ensure a top percentile Rattata is to be believed, Spinyrat is very good, but a bit slow.

I'm not sure how to feel about this moveset! Lovely Kiss is 1000% a move added by the hack - in Generation 1, only Jynx should be able to learn that move. It's not completely out of left-field, though. Nidoran F and Nidoran M were in a batch of Pokemon distributed with Lovely Kiss at a New York Pokemon Center event. Apparently, Lovely Kiss Nidoking still gets some action in the Gen 2 competitive scene, if False Swipe Gaming is to be believed. Super Fang is a Gen 1 Rattata family signature move, too. Looks like it shows up in Nidoran F's moveset officially in Gen 7.

She's a bit slow to try to sweep with her, but Spinyrat's moveset wishlist probably looks something like this:

Earthquake
Body Slam
Rock Slide / Rest
Lovely Kiss

And that's still completely doable!



* "Hi there! May I help you?"

Joey "Arceus, I hope so. I bought some Paralyze Heals earlier, but I think there's something wrong with them. Can I get a refund?"

* "Absolutely!"



Joey "... oh no."

Looks like something keeps messing up the fifth item slot in our inventory, and I don't know what!

Now we've got... vending machine4 Paralyze Heals AND vending machine5 Antidotes!



Selling them was not very lucrative.



I put our Poke Balls in the fifth slot, because if this keeps happening, Poke Balls are probably the most neutral thing to have an effectively infinite supply of.

I'm not gonna turn down accidental glitch money, but now that I've got a foggy idea of what's happening, I don't want to manipulate it for too much profit. The goal's to show off the hack, not glitches!



* "Welcome to ROCKET GAME CORNER! Do you need some game coins? It's $1000 for 50 coins. Would you like some?"

Joey "I would love to invest in this completely honest local business, thanks!"

We laundered our glitch money into gambling currency.



And we start gambling!

We hop from machine to machine - supposedly, every time you use a machine, its odds change. We're looking for a machine that pays out at least twice in four plays, then we try sticking with it for a bit and see if we generally gain coins or lose coins.

Full disclosure: I'm using fast-forward for this while watching a different LP of a different game because I value my time. You should too! This is a bad mini-game! Don't play it!



We hit the jackpot! Which is incredibly meager compared to how much we actually need.



Sure enough, we start s l o o o o o o w l y gaining coins.



Through sheer determination, and what would have been ten hours of slot machines in real-time, we finally land the coins we need.



Joey "One Hyper Beam, thanks!"



Beautiful.


Was it worth it?

Yes.

Will I ever do this again?

No, not even at hyperspeed.


I return you to your regularly planned thread, where we are still waiting for a town to win voting, or for twelve hours to pass.
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I had one of those Lovely Kiss Nidorans. Having it added in is not as bad as some of the stuff I've seen on NetBattle servers back in the day. Lovely Kiss Nidoqueen is better than Milk Drink Nidoqueen.

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Old 12-19-2018, 03:37 AM
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I'm pretty excited about Lovely Kiss Nidoqueen because it means I don't need to find another way to cram sleep into the team. Being able to sleep things will make catching Pokemon a lot easier.
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Out of curiosity, which pokes were available at the casino?

I vote Fuchsia.
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Out of curiosity, which pokes were available at the casino?

I vote Fuchsia.
The normal ones were listed - Dratini, Scyther, and Porygon. Much like Hitmonlee and Hitmonchan, I'd wager they were actually different Pokemon. I'll see if there's a way I can cheat us in some more coins to buy 'em and see what they are at some point.

I like that the randomizer is incorporated into the game itself, but it's pretty feature-lite compared to popular external randomizers. It definitely gets the job done, but that's about it. Which is understandable - it seems like it's a fairly new addition to the hack, and dynamically scaling Pokemon levels and evolutionary stages is impressive in its own right.


Also! That means we're goin' to Fuschia!

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Heading West from Celadon City, we run into our old friends - tree and Snorlax. Thanks to randomizer luck, Pokemon Tower contained everything we need to go this direction, which is nice. I don't think you ever need to go to Cycling Road, but not having it open could make navigation on-foot a bit of a pain.



Joey plays a mean flute, and our battle with Snorlax begins!



That's a weird way to spell Snorlax. Chansey's not too far off from the correct Pokemon, though.

Pants tests out Hyper Beam on Chansey, which drops it in one hit. In a different run, I may have been ecstatic to find a Chansey. In Team Top Percent, it'd just elbow in on Pants' niche.



Joey "Cycling Road! It's just me, Pants, the road, Firerat, Spinyrat, and several motorcycle gangs."



Cycling Road takes a moment to remind us that Roaming Red does not mess around. We're able to push through most fights by letting Team Top Percent do their thing, but attempting to sweep like this is vanilla Red gets punished hard.



Cue Ball "Come out and play, little mouse!"

Joey "Yep, that's the plan."

Pants needs a little set up to do it, but Swordsdance lets her same-type-attack-bonus boosted Hyper Beam one shot most Pokemon. If she can survive the first attack and has the PP, she easily clears out trainers on her own. Hyper Beam is a great move, but in Gen 1 it's even better - if Hyper Beam faints the opposing Pokemon, the recharge turn doesn't trigger.



Even with a reliable strategy, we're still having to visit Celadon's Poke Center every other battle or so. Sometimes Pants gets critically hit by a Fighting-type move, sometimes Firerat's Double Team doesn't buy him enough time, and sometimes Spinyrat just can't manage to trigger Body Slam's Paralyze secondary effect.



Running back and forth isn't too annoying. Roaming Red has the now series-standard hold-B-to-run hacked in.

You know what is pretty annoying?



Minimize. We're seeing lots of Muks on Cycling Road, and they're all the right level to know Minimize. I guess we deserve this, what with all the Double Team-ing we're doing.



Firerat finally upgrades Ember to Flamethrower at level 37 after a harrowing fight with a Machamp.



We also had a pretty amazing trainer battle I wish I had happened to record. Firerat used Dig, an Electrode used Self-Destruct, the trainer sent out a faster Electrode, and it also used Self-Destruct. Firerat won a battle by digging a hole and staying there.



TRAINER TIPS "All POKEMON are unique. Even POKEMON of the same type and level grow at different rates.

I'm pretty sure this sign is straight-up lying. Maybe it's alluding to the underlying DVs/IVs that make every Pokemon's stats slighty different; but it sounds like its saying EXP requirements can be different between two different Pokemon of the same species. Which, so far as I know, is not the case and never has been.



Here's a surprise from Spinyrat - Ice Beam at level 40. I guess that super-ultra confirms modifications to her move list.



* "I'm looking for SLOWBRO! Wanna trade one for LICKITUNG?"

After Mogri asked about the Celadon Game Corner Pokemon, I'm curious about the traded Pokemon, too. It's almost certain we'll run into Slowbro eventually, so I'll make a note of this guy.



Now introducing a new color! Pink! Also, we're in Fuschia City.



* "Hmm? You've met BILL?"

Joey "Nope!"

* "He's my grandson! He always liked collecting things even as a child!"

Joey "Good for him."



* "SAFARI ZONE's WARDEN is old, but still active! All his teeth are false, though."

Joey "Why would you tell me that?"



* If you're studying POKEMON, visit the SAFARI ZONE. It has all sorts of rare POKEMON."

Joey "Definitely need to check that out."



Warden "Hif fuff hefifoo! Ha lof ha feef ee hafahi ho. Heff hee fwee!"

Joey "Oh, this is why she told me that. Don't worry, I'll find your dentures."



We pick up the Good Rod, which thankfully does count as a key item, and isn't randomized. Or it was randomized into the same location. We'll never know.



We have to go the long way around, but we can reach Safari Zone without Cut. If nothing else, I'm happy to not be wasting a move slot on it.



* "We only use a special POKE BALL here."



We get 30 Safari Balls and (because Game Freak hates fun) 500 steps for the low-low price of 500 Pokebucks. On my last attempt at Roaming Red, I actually found a Safari Ball on Cinnabar Island. I tried it out, and they seem to work just like a normal Poke Ball. Nothing weird happened, at least.

It's worth noting the music here is like an eight second loop. It's pretty annoying.
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Safari Zone is split up into a bunch of maps, each one ostensibly containing different Pokemon. I'm fairly certain encounters are handled by route and map in Pokemon Red, so that means there are a lot of encounter slots the randomizer got to fill up here.

That's great and all, but Game Freak decided to hide an advancement-crucial key item here, and a HM that is mandatory in vanilla Pokemon Red. So we need to explore Safari Zone, we only have so many steps to do it in, and each attempt costs us the 500 Pokebucks again. I think it might even be possible to soft lock yourself if you spend / lose all the money available to you before clearing out the Safari Zone. It's not very well designed!



There are a number of rest houses throughout the Safari Zone that are mostly just there to have NPCs in them.

* "I caught a CHANSEY! That makes this all worthwhile!"

Joey "Yeah? You know you can just find those on Route 17, right?"



REQUEST NOTICE "Please find the SAFARI WARDEN's lost GOLD TEETH. They're around here somewhere. Reward offered! Contact: WARDEN"

The game super wants it to be clear you need to find the Warden's dentures. I didn't note every instance, but half the town is talking about this man's teeth.



The dentures are, like, six steps away from the sign.

I tried to get a screenshot of Joey picking them up, but the screenshot software I'm using (PicPick) reliably crashes every time I need to screenshot something quickly. For some reason, the item pickup text auto-advances, unlike most everything else in the game.



I used a map to get this far, and we're still very low on steps. We need to go deeper in the Safari Zone, too!



The 100% mandatory Secret House isn't too much further, but still.



* "Ah! Finally! You're the first person to reach the SECRET HOUSE! I was getting worried that no one would win our campaign prize."

Joey "I mean, I only found this place by cheating, so."

* "... Congratulations! You have won!"



I don't know if we're going to need the HMs to reach the Elite Four or not. We can get to every town without them, but I think we'd better pick them up just in case. This HM is Surf, which gives us the option to traverse water once we have the Soul Badge.



Our time ran out, but we have to go right back in. You didn't think we'd leave without a Pokemon, did you?



I'm looking for a Psychic-type Pokemon, but I just can't find one.



Just no Psychic-type Pokemon anywhere.

None.



None taking a swim, either.



... Thank you randomizer. I really, really didn't want to catch that Mr. Mime.

For the record, we did not fish up this Staryu - we found it in the grass because randomizers don't care about making sense.

Staryu means we've got a Pokemon that can use both Surf and Psychic. Well, once it evolves. Either way, we slap Surf on Staryu right away.



Finished with the Safari Zone, we returned the Warden's teeth.

Warden "Thanks, kid! No one could understand a word that I said. I couldn't work that way. Let me give you something for your trouble."

And we got HM04 - Strength. This lets us push boulders around once we have the Rainbow Badge. Which we got from Erika in Celadon. There's an item in the room we could get with this... but I'd rather not sully Team Top Percent with Strength unless I have to.



We stop by Celadon again to grab a Water Stone...



* "...Wait! Don't say a word! You wanted this!"

Pick up TM29 Psychic from this guy in Saffron City...

We rub both on Staryu until...



We have a Starmie with Psychic!

It's pretty fast, too! Starmie's our sweepiest Pokemon so far, and it even came with Minimize.

If only there was some kind of training area nearby full of Pokemon weak to Psychic-type attacks...



Oh. Right. Well, it's that time again.



The invisible walls in this gym are really easy to see on a modern display.



Okay, that's not really a Poison-type. That's an Alakazam. AKA the deadliest thing in the game not named "Mewtwo." Good thing Starmie was already Minimized.



Turns out there are more Psychic Pokemon in this gym than Poison ones. It's mostly Hypno and Alakazam.

But we push through on the strength of Minimize + Surf alone until we reach the gym leader, Koga.

Epilepsy warning on this one - Psychic is more or less just a bunch of screen flashes.



Koga had over half the actual Poison-type Pokemon in the gym. Now that we can use Surf... not a lot has changed. There are two dungeons we can get to now, but I'm not sure if there's anything of value in them with the randomized Pokemon.



Regardless, that ends Joey's comparatively short time in Fuschia City.

DECISION POINT

Our hero, Joey, beat up, like, a lot of biker dudes. So many dudes. He also recovered the Safari Zone Warden's dentures, secured two HMs, and took down Koga's Poison Psychic Poison-type gym.

Where is Joey headed next? Our available towns with gyms are Pewter City, Cerulean City, Vermillion City, Saffron City, and Cinnabar Island. We should probably do Cerulean before Vermillion so we can get on the S.S. Anne, but I can't think of any other issues we might run into. First to three votes wins, as always.

We got a Staryu! It's now a Starmie! It needs a name! I can guess what kind of name it's going to get, but someone's gotta say it. First name wins!

Team Top Percent
Pants the Top Percentile Raticate
Firerat the Flareon
Spinyrat the Nidoqueen
??? the Starmie

Joey's Field Notes

Route 17 (Cycling Road) Encounters
  • Jynx
  • Chansey
  • Doduo
  • Dodrio
  • Aerodactyl
  • Magneton
  • Dugtrio

Route 18 Encounters
Checkpoint has "Lickitung" on offer for a Slowbro
  • Jolteon

Safari Zone Encounters
  • Scyther
  • Electabuzz
  • Koffing
  • Fearow
  • Mr. Mime
  • Clefairy
  • Machop
  • Mankey
  • Voltorb
  • Parasect
  • Omastar
  • Venusaur
  • Beedrill
  • Weezing
  • Dragonair
  • Snorlax
  • Raichu
  • Seaking

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Route 7 Encounters
  • Gastly
  • Caterpie
  • Nidoran M
  • Nidoking
  • Golbat
  • Paras
  • Magmar
  • Gloom
  • Metapod
  • Parasect
  • Nidorino
  • Haunter
  • Electrode

Route 8 Encounters
Can't get to them, a tree's in the way.

Route 10 Encounters
NONE

Route 12 Encounters
Full of water

Route 16 Encounters
There's a tree and a Snorlax in the way!

Pokemon Tower Encounters
  • Several Flavors of GHOST

Rock Tunnel Encounters
Floor 1
  • Snorlax
  • Jynx
  • Bulbasaur
  • Ivysaur
  • Pidgey
  • Sandshrew
  • Sandslash
  • Ponyta
  • Flareon
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Staken? Stablanka? Stachunli?


Go to Pewter. We need to know if Brock still has just two mons.
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Staken
I'm counting this one because it made me smile once I figured it out
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ahahaha, they gave a nidoran ice beam.

Well, at least you don't have to worry about special attack scores here...
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Is the other Snorlax also a Chansey? We should find out.

But I'm going to second Pewter so we can check out the Diglet Cave. I also want to know if our fossil is actually an Omanyte.
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I also want to know if our fossil is actually an Omanyte.
Whatever it is, it is definitely a member of Team Top Percent - I'm trying to prioritize adding Pokemon choices we have the least control over to the team. You know, because I hate myself. Adding one Pokemon to the team per update should leave us with a more than full roster to pick from for the Elite Four.
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Spinnyrat.
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STARATS. Or alternatively RATSTAR
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I support SPINNYRAT, or SPINRAT

now it is time for TRAINING

in the cold, murky depths of SEAFOAM ISLANDS
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PSURF RAT
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Pewter town!

I'm on board with ratstar for the name.
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I'm a fan of STARATS because of palindromes, but I think it was called pretty early on that it's "Staken". An echo fighter to Sta-ryu, you see.
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PSURF RAT
I love it 😍
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