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Xelakian
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Day 14, Part 3.


I approach the next set of stairs, which leads into a luxurious casino. At the top of a spiraling ramp is a well dressed man relaxing in a couch. He's surprised to see a second challenger in the same day, and is a little exasperated by it. Nevertheless, he sends out his first pokemon, a Scrafty. I send out Big Daddy. As the Scrafty attempts to throw sand in his face, Big Daddy sends him flying with a single strike. Impressed, he sends out his next pokemon, a Krookodile. I resond with probably my best option, Caliborn, who, while at a disadvantage type-wise, has access to Grass Knot. Luckily, the Krookodile fails to land any significant damage on Cal, even with super-effectiveness, and so quickly falls.


After losing the first two rounds handily, Grimsley is done playing. He switches to Liepard and I switch to Inigo. It performs a Fake Out on Inigo, ending with an Aerial Ace. Inigo, irked by the cats tricks, impales her upon a Sacred Sword. At his wits end, Grimsley sends out Bisharp. Luckily, Inigo is luckier than he looks and Bisharp isn't, as another Sacred Sword ends the battle. As the battle ends his face changes entirely, from one of pure rage to one of friendliness.

"If somebody wins a battle, then, without doubt, someone else has lost the battle. That's the way of battle. A real warrior doesn't dash off in pursuit of the next victory, nor throw a fit when experiencing a loss. A real warrior ponders the next battle." He shakes my hand, wishing me luck against Caitlin and Alder. Three of the four elite have been defeated. After I defeat her, the path to the Champion and N shall be open and I can defeat N once and for all.

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August 18, 2012 at 1:07 AM Flag Quote & Reply

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No problem, as expected. Here's hoping Caitlin claims no lives, either.

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August 18, 2012 at 1:37 AM Flag Quote & Reply

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Day 14, Part 4


I head up the final set of stairs to find a bedroom of all things. As I approach the bed, obscured by a pair of curtains, I see Caitlin sleeping away.


"Hey. Get up. I'm here to challenge you."


As she wakes up, rubbing her eyes, she mumbles something about my impudence in disturbing her sleep. I roll my eyes as she wraps her blanket around her shoulders, throwing out her first pokemon, a Reuniculs. I send out Caliborn. Caliborn throws a Shadow Ball, not quite destroying her gelatinous psychic. It unleashes a Psychic shockwave, nearly shattering Caliborn. He finishes the Reuniclus off with another Shadow Ball. Caitlin switches to her Musharna. I follow suit, switching to Pyralspite. She hits the dream maker with an X-Scissor as it responds with another devastating Psychic. Luckily, Pyralspite is fast enough to get another X-Scissor off before she can kill off my dragon. Next is Sigilyph. Knowing my luck with Sigilyphs, I decide to send out Caliborn once more, using a full restore as soon as he's out. It uses a Shadow Ball. Forgot it had that. Luckily it doesn't hurt Caliborn too much, so I decide to heal Pyralspite to take this thing down. I switch Caliborn for Pyralspite, both of them taking a Shadow Ball, but neither one dying. Caitlin's shouting for it to use Ice Beam. It doesn't get the opportunity, as Pyralspite rips through its bizarre shape with a Dragon Claw. She's down to her last pokemon, Gothitelle. Both Caliborn and Pyralspite are hurt badly. I keep Pyralspite in. I have faith she can defeat her. As she sends her Gothitelle in, Pyralspite performs an X-Scissor, getting a critical hit. Caitlin curtsies, saying that despite disturbing her sleep she enjoyed battling me. She escorts me back outside and points at the statue in the center of the plaza.


"That way lies the champions room." She yawns and heads back to her bed, presumably to get back to sleeping. It's funny, really. She probably finds the whole Elite Four thing boring. I return to the statue to find a teleporter. I step onto it, thinking about what I'll do once I defeat the Champion...


...and what I'll do once I defeat N.

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September 2, 2012 at 1:35 AM Flag Quote & Reply

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Any interest in streaming the finale, if you haven't already played it? I know I can get Casey in if we plan the night ahead of time. The others, I sadly don't talk to outside of this forum.

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September 26, 2012 at 12:36 AM Flag Quote & Reply

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Already did it, unfortunately. I did a test run of the E4 one night, realized at the end that it actually was really fucking satisfying, and decided to keep it. I have the events all recorded, so I'll post more updates soon.

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September 26, 2012 at 10:12 PM Flag Quote & Reply

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No problem, especially if you feel the story is better off with the ending you got. Live streamed finales are fantastic to watch, but kind of ruin the ending of any narration =/ And since this run was, in my opinion, more about the narration than the gameplay, I'd rather see it get the best ending possible.

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September 27, 2012 at 1:15 AM Flag Quote & Reply

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The teleporter leads me to a crumbling building. I climb the steps to hear the sounds of a battle finishing up. Inside I find a defeated Alder facing N and his Reshiram.

 

"It's over! Never again will Pokémon be made to suffer or be held captive by humans. It's all thanks to my friend, Reshiram! You may have the title of Champion…but you can't stop me with just a title. Your soft heart has left you weak. Years ago, you lost your Pokémon, your partner, to sickness. In order to forget the pain in your heart, you wandered Unova…who knows how long it's been since you've had to fight with your full strength? I actually kind of like that about you, though. As a Trainer who far outmatches the Champion, I shall issue an order across Unova: Trainers of the world, free your Pokémon!"

 

"No. You will not. I won't let you."

 

"Adam...I've been waiting. In the future I envisioned, you obtained a stone. And, indeed, you have. That Dark Stone...Reshiram is responding to it. Stop. This is not a suitable for the legendary dragons! From the ground, rise up! The castle of Team Plasma! Surround the Pokémon League!"

 

You feel a rumbling. You look out the window to see a huge structure made of steel rise up from underground, enveloping the mountain the League stands on. This is the most absurd thing you've ever witnessed. How long did it take to build this thing? How did it rise up from underground? WHY did it rise up from underground? How did they get the money to fund it? There are so many questions going through your head as to what sorta insanity Plasbad is smoking that you don't even notice N finish his stupid speech and walk off. Once you finish gawking, Cheren appears behind you. Apparently, he had been hot on your heels with defeating the E4. Alder instructs the two of you to go and chase after N.

 

As you enter the Castle, the Seven Sages of Team Plasbad block your path. They begin spouting nonsense about how you've lost and that you're outnumbered. After throwing some insults back and forth, you are joined by all of the Gym Leaders you've already defeated. They explain that Bianca knew that you'd need their help dealing with N, and so they were nearby. Okay? Kinda odd. As they deal with the Sages, you wander around the castle until N's fucking ninjas show up and lead you directly to him. Fantastic.

 

"What I desire is a world for Pokémon, and Pokémon alone. I will separate Pokémon from people, so Pokémon can regain their original power." N turns to face me. "It's time to settle this once and for all! My determination is absolute! I will prove the value of my beliefs even if it means my Pokémon friends get hurt! Since you've come this far, I believe you are equally determined. If that's so, prove it to me! Show me the depth of your determination!" I reach for Pyralspite's pokeball when N stops me. "You came all this way to battle me…but Zekrom is not responding. You haven't yet been recognized as the hero, have you? How disappointing. I actually kind of liked you a little. Through our many battles, I got the feeling that you might be a Trainer who truly cares for Pokémon! But I was kidding myself. The idea of Trainers getting to know each other through battles is ridculous! You have two options. Challenge me to a fight you can't win, or leave this place and watch the birth of a new world where Pokémon are free of people! Reshiram! Come to me!" The back wall of the room we're in melts as a white feathery dragon flies in. As it approaches N, I feel movement in my pocket. I pull out the Dark Stone.

"Your Dark Stone is…I mean, Zekrom is…" As N is left speechless, the orb rises up from my hand, lightning arcing off of it. As it reaches the center of the room, a wave of darkness is released, and with it the orb is gone, in its place the being from my dreams. Zekrom.

"Zekrom and Reshiram…they were once one life. One Pokémon. Complete opposites, yet the same. Zekrom and Reshiram are Pokémon that appear before the hero they recognize. Ah…I see. You really are a hero, too. I'll tell you what that Pokémon is saying to you. "I want to battle with you. Try to make me your friend and ally." It plans to test you to see if you are really pursuing ideals. I, also, am curious to see how powerful you are. Now, catch Zekrom and make it your ally!" N is a fool. He thinks he knows what Zekrom is saying. I've spoken to him before. I know what he says.

 

>The Dreamers shall meet in a Sanctuary of Lies. The Dreamer of the Paths shall wield the Flames of Truth, while the Dreamer of Strength shall wield the Storm of Ideals. We have met before, Dreamer. You were denied my Strength in the past, for your Ideals were not Resolute. You were again denied my Strength, for the Paths did not meet. It is time you were granted my Strength, and by doing so break free from the Paths that you are forced down.<

Zekrom kneels down, submitting to my command. I drop the Master Ball at his feet.

>What shall my new name be, Dreamer?< I think for a second. "Yume."

 

I turn to face N once more. I open the Master Ball, revealing Yume.

 

"Ah… I see. Zekrom, who is said to lend its power to the hero who searches for ideals, has recognized your power and now agrees to stand by your side…" He begins laughing. "Now, I will create the future I desire! I shall sweep you before me!"

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October 8, 2012 at 10:37 PM Flag Quote & Reply

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Very dramatic intro to the final battle, I can't wait to see how it ends!


If I may ask though, what's behind the perspective change in the middle? It seems intentional, but what does it represent? Is it something that'll make sense later?

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October 10, 2012 at 12:38 AM Flag Quote & Reply

Xelakian
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What, where Plasbad Castle rises up out of nothing around the Pokemon League? That was basically my reaction. It pretty much just comes out of fucking nowhere. Seriously, it makes no sense how it got there. The transition is probably a bit jarring, but really, it just makes no goddamn sense.

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October 10, 2012 at 7:42 PM Flag Quote & Reply

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Reshiram unleashes a Fusion Flare upon Yume. As the ebony dragon is enveloped in orange flames it bellows a deafening shout, dispersing the fire storm and forcing Reshiram back with the force of a hurricane. The winds continue fighting against Reshiram as Yume shouts once more, knocking the snowy beast against the back wall of the room. As it picks itself back up, it responds in kind, firing a beam of pure energy at Yume, turning the air in its path into plasma, blinding me. As I regain the use of my eyes, I see that Reshiram still stands, exhausted. I turn to see Yume is also standing, but not by much. They both ready their next attacks, Yume unleashing another shout, forcing Reshiram to the ground. The Flames of Truth had been extinguished with the Storm of Ideals.


Both N and I withdraw the dragons who chose us. He sends out a Vanilluxe, I send out Big Daddy. I can see the fear in N's eyes as he realizes his mistake. Knowing that anything else he could do would only result in a worse result, he has his Vanilluxe start a hail storm. As the icy chunks rain down upon the battlefield, Big Daddy melts the ice cream cone. N sends his Carracosta into the storm. I send in Caliborn, knowing that he's weathered much worse. Carracosta attempts to Crunch through Caliborn's sarcophagus, making him easy prey for the vines that the ghost uses to pull him apart. As N returns his tortoise, I notice that it had actually very nearly pierced through Caliborns shell. N sends out Archeops, I send out Inigo. They are pretty evenly matched, Archeops striking acrobatically from the air, Inigo striking back with its steel horn. Eventually, the hail is what does Archeops in. He sends out a Klinklang, I send out Big Daddy who easily melts the gears down to slag. Down to his last pokemon, N sends a Zoroark against Big Daddy. His illusory powers ineffective, he falls back on sheer offense, unleashing a blast of pure chi at Big Daddy, nearly causing my Emboar, my oldest companion, to be knocked unconscious. Big Daddy strikes back against the demon fox by breaking his body with a single blow.


"Everything's ruined. The truth I held…The dreams Pokémon shared…Reshiram and I were beaten. Your ideals…Your feelings…They were stronger than mine, it seems…Reshiram and Zekrom…Each of them choosing a different hero…Is that even possible? Two heroes living at the same time— one that pursues truth and one that pursues ideals. Could…Could they both be right? I don't know. It's not by rejecting different ideas, but by accepting different ideas that the world creates a chemical reaction. This is truly the formula for changing the world. But…I have no right to be the hero!"

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October 11, 2012 at 11:01 PM Flag Quote & Reply

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Very nice work, getting through N unscathed. And the Zekrom v. Reshiram struggle has never seemed more epic.

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October 11, 2012 at 11:35 PM Flag Quote & Reply

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I'm particularly proud of making Dragonbreath a FusRoDah. It's described as the user exhaling a mighty gust that can paralyze for some reason. Makes sense to me.

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October 12, 2012 at 7:23 PM Flag Quote & Reply

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"After all of that, do you think you're still worthy of sharing the name Harmonia with me? You good-for-nothing boy!"

Ghetsis stepped out of the entranceway towards us. His eyepatch was removed, showing the jagged claw marks across his eye, still not fully healed. He was obviously enraged.

"To start with, I spurred N into pursuing the truth. The reason we reawakened the legendary Pokémon now was to give MY Team Plasma more power! Power to control the fearful masses! That at least was well done." He turns to N. "After saying you had to put your beliefs on the line and battle to see which one chosen by the legendary Pokémon was the true hero...You lost to an ordinary Trainer! There is such a thing as being too stupid! Add it up, and you are nothing more than a warped, defective boy who knows nothing but Pokémon..." He backhands N, knocking him to the ground. N lies there, tears streaming down his face. He has lost everything.

Ghetsis finally turns towards me. "I never would have thought the legendary Pokémon would choose a Trainer like you! It caught me completely off guard. This doesn't change my goal. My plans have not been disturbed! In order to rule this world utterly, in order to manipulate the hearts of people who know nothing, I will have N be the king of Team Plasma. But, for that to work, you--since you know the truth--you must be eliminated!"

Cheren speaks up. He and Alder must have snuck in during the chaos. "Wasn't Team Plasma's goal to liberate Pokemon?"

"That was just a convenient lie that I needed to create Team Plasma. Use your head. What's to be gained from letting go of useful things like Pokémon? Certainly, manipulating Pokémon helps people expand their possibilities. That much, I can agree with. So it naturally follows that only I should be able to use Pokémon! You can say whatever you want. A Pokémon, even if it's revered as a deity, is still just a Pokémon." Ghetsis turns back to me. "So what if it chose you! That doesn't mean you're a threat. Come on! Now you'll face ME in battle! I can't wait to see the look on your face when you've lost all hope!"


I send out Yume. He sends out a Cofagrigus. Yume shouts once more, whipping up another windstorm like before. Ghetsis seems unimpressed, as his ghost afflicts Yume with a deadly toxin. Yume begins glowing blue. Arcs fly as the electric field grows stronger. Suddenly the dragons large black form rushes at the Cofagrigus. The attack, while powerful, fails to deter it from causing the shadows themselves to lash out against Yume. As the toxin gets progressively worse, I decide to switch Yume out for Pyralspite, only for her to suffer the same problem. Luckily, Pyralspite tears through the remainder of Cofagrigus' shell. I've only defeated his first Pokemon, and already he's proving tougher than N, and he had Reshiram...


Ghetsis, seeing the thing that tore his eye out, sends out a dragon of his own, this one with three heads. I send out Inigo, planning to abuse his weakness to Fighting moves. Ghetsis' Hydreigon launches a focused blast of energy, shattering Inigos armor. As one of the legendary Swords of Justice lay at my feet, broken, I send out Big Daddy. Hydreigon releases a torrent of water, intended to drown the fire type. Big Daddy manages to pick himself up once more, destroying Hydreigon just as he did with N's Zoroark. Gathering my wits about me, I send in Caliborn while Ghetsis pits a Bouffalant against it. Caliborn takes everything Bouffalant can dish out whilst I heal the rest of my team, providing Antidotes to Pyralspite and Yume. Ghetsis is obviously losing patience, and his Bouffalant launches a few powerful attacks at Cal, redirecting my attention back to the fight. After a few turns of battle, his pokemon falls. Next he sends in a Seismitoad. Shouldn't be a problem, as Caliborn knows a grass type move. Seismitoad floods the room with muddy water, obscuring Caliborns vision. After a minute of trying to attack despite the mud, I decide to fight fire with fire. I send out The Miles. I command her to wash the battlefield clear of issues, and in the ensuing tidal wave one thing was made abundantly clear: No one can escape The Miles. Ghetsis sends out Eelektross. The electric type pokemon begins levitating a few feet off the ground, preventing its normal weakness from affecting it. I send out Pyralspite, commanding her to dig. As the Eelektross prepared its next strike, Pyralspite leapt out from underground, latching onto one of the fish's limbs, pulling it to the ground where it is ripped apart. Down to his final pokemon, Ghetsis sends out Bisharp. I send out Big Daddy.


Ghetsis drops to his knees. He has lost. As we move in to capture him, he begins screaming at us about ruining his plans before jumping out the opening that Reshiram entered in through. A bird flies by, catching him in time to save him from prison. Team Plasma has been defeated...

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October 13, 2012 at 12:02 AM Flag Quote & Reply

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Wow... Very nice work, X! I can't believe you made it out of Ghetsis' fight without losing anyone but Inigo. Will there be an epilogue or is that The End?

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October 13, 2012 at 2:33 PM Flag Quote & Reply

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...or, at least that's what I had thought. N seemed to have disappeared in the chaos, and my final battle against the champion was called off, on account of all that had happened. I returned home, planning to return to the League once more, after I had taken some time to relax.


That was the plan, anyways. Waiting for me in Nuvema Town was a member of the International Police, a man who called himself Xerxes. He had heard about my involvement with Team Plasma, and wanted to know what had happened. After I told him about my encounters with them, he informed me of some bad news: the Sages had escaped and were stirring up trouble around Unova. We split up, chasing down the remaining leaders of the criminal organization.


I filled the empty slot in my party with Ohmu, who quickly evolved into a Scolipede. Chasing the Sage Gorm through the Dreamyard, a scientist with an abnormally powerful Musharna tore through The Miles' mind with a few Psybeams. I eventually catch up to the Sage, arresting him.


Training up Feferi into a Jellicent, I head into the desert, finding Ryoku lost in the ruins of the Relic Castle, trying to find Volcarona. He came with me willingly. Eventually, we encountered the enormous moth. I sent out Caliborn. After clearing his mind of all distractions, he is able to defeat the Volcarona, despite its burning dance of death. Ryoku, impressed at how easily I defeated the fiery bug, agreed to help me find the rest of the Sages. With Ryoku's assistance, Xerxes and I quickly arrest the other four Sages. It would seem Ghetsis and N were nowhere to be found.


Tired from my journey, I return to Nuvema. I have traveled far and wide across Unova. I have stopped Team Plasma. I have proven myself worthy of the title Dreamer of Strength, wielder of the Storm of Ideals. When we had first met, Yume had told me that I was not meant to follow the Path of Strength, not meant to become the Champion. It was clear to me now what he had meant. My destiny was to ignore the Paths, as he had put it, forging my own. My destiny was to topple Team Plasma and keep Unova safe. Now that that task was done, I no longer needed Yume to help me. I released Yume to wander the world once more. I decided to start a new life, somewhere where nobody knew about what I had dealt with. Somewhere where Team Plasmas influence had not been felt. I gave Big Daddy, Caliborn, Pyralspite, Ohmu and Feferi to Professor Juniper, to aid in her further research, telling her that I would continue helping her if she needed it. But I would be doing it from across the sea.


FINAL RECORD:

42 Pokemon Captured

13 Pokemon Killed


The following pokemon have been placed in Celestial Tower. They shall be remembered as valiant warriors, companions and friends.

Jaspers, the Purrloin. Met in Route 3 at Level 9. Died at Level 12.

SeedNoEvil, the Pansage. Met in the Dreamyard at Level 10. Died at Level 14.

Terezi, the Sandile. Met in Route 4 at Level 18. Died at Level 24.

DocScratch, the Solosis. Met in Route 5 at Level 22. Died at Level 23.

Aradia, the Baltoy. Met in a Dream at Level 10. Died at Level 32.

Shameimaru, the Tranquill. Met in Pinwheel Forest at Level 13 as a Pidove. Died at Level 26.

Zazzerpan, the Tirtouga. Met via Cloning at Level 25. Died at Level 26.

Derse, the Mawile. Met in a Dream at Level 10. Died at Level 38.

Jayne, the Maractus. Met in Desert Resort at Level 20. Died at Level 39.

Coldstone, the Vanillish. Met in Cold Storage at Level 20 as a Vanillite. Died at Level 45.

Eridan, the Swanna. Met on Driftveil Drawbridge at Level 24 as a Ducklett. Died at Level 52.

Inigo, the Cobalion. Met in Guidance Chamber at Level 42. Died at Level 52.

The Miles, the Seismitoad. Met in Route 8 at Level 33 as a Palpitoad. Died at Level 52.

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October 13, 2012 at 11:31 PM Flag Quote & Reply

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Congratulations on a very well played run, and an even better told story. Also, congratulations for being the first PR member to complete a Gen 5 Nuzlocke run.


I have a draft saved for your HoF entry, I just need to know the final levels of your surviving team. Also, if you happen to know the date that you actually stopped playing, I'll add that too. If not, I'll just use the date you posted your last entry, which was yesterday.

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October 14, 2012 at 11:19 PM Flag Quote & Reply

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Final date was August 8, I believe. Sorry it took two months to finish the story, but work's been eating up my time. I'm not going to take on Alder and the E4 again in that run, at least not Nuzlocke wise. I've been training my pokes up and have already had a few party wipes to ridiculously overleveled teams with one-hit KO moves. It's obscene. I took it as a sign to just stop. Besides, this gives me a chance to work on W2.


Final Elite Four Party:

Big Daddy (Emboar): Level 53

Caliborn/Calmasis (Cofagrigus): Level 54

Eridan (Swanna): Level 52 *KIA*

Pyralspite (Haxorus): Level 54

The Miles (Seismitoad): Level 52

Inigo (Cobalion): Level 52 *KIA*

Yume (Zekrom): Level 50

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October 14, 2012 at 11:56 PM Flag Quote & Reply

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Welcome to the Hall of Fame, X.

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October 15, 2012 at 12:25 AM Flag Quote & Reply

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Corrections on Hall of Fame data.

Until the E4, the healing items in battle rule was true. I negated it for E4 because of the lack of healing between fights. I put no stipulations on purchases from Pokemarts. You should clarify about the repeat encounters thing. It's first Pokemon encountered that I haven't caught one of its evolutionary line. Related to no running was no repels, except to fight and kill Thundurus. The Dream World rule was when a nondream pokemon died, I could catch one pokemon from the Dream World that I had never trained before.

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October 15, 2012 at 7:59 PM Flag Quote & Reply

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The closest thing to rules you posted for this run was "Same as last time. Look them up on my previous run." So I went by the rules you posted on your prior SS project. Your HoF entry has been amended, hopefully to your satisfaction.

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