The Five Region Challenge...
Part 1: Kanto
I Have Done It! I have successfully beaten the updated E4 and completed the first stage of the Five Region Challenge. Later today I will start Stage 2
and will have to get a move on, considering I have to beat sixteen gym leaders, 2 E4s and Red, but that's for later. Here enclosed are the last touches of my first stage of my Five Region Challenge:
Kanto - Days 3-5
+ I zipped to the Sevii Islands and did all the quests there.
+ I trained everyone to Lv60 whilst I was there.
+ Beat Geovanni: Poseidon took out both Rhyhorns with Surf, before Theseus took out Nidoking with Thrash, Hades destroyed Nidoqueen with Flamethrower and Dugtrio fell to Apollo's Drill Peck. Earth Badge Get!
+ I beat my rival in Route 22 with Thor taking out Pidgeot and Blastoise with Thunderbolt, Poseidon defeating Growlithe and Rhyhorn with Surf, Apollo taking out Exeggute with Drill Peck and Alakazam falling to Theseus and Thrash.
+ I zipped through Victory Road, teaching Thor Double-Edge at the end.
+ I trained everyone to Lv65 before taking on the E4.
+ E4: Lorelei: Dewgong fell to Thor and Thunderbolt, as did Cloyster. For some reason I switched to Apollo to take out Lapras, which wasn't a good move as Ice Beam decimated him, but Thor mopped up with Thunderbolt. Slowbro was slowly taken out by Thor before Jynx was OHKOed by Hades's Flamethrower. 1 Down!
+ E4: Bruno: Poseidon breezed through, taking out both Onixs with Surf, before Apollo took out Hitmonchan and Hitmonlee with Drill Peck before 2HKOing Machamp with Fly. 2 Down!
+ E4: Agatha: Poseidon easily cut through the first Gengar with Surf, before Arbok fell to Theseus and EQ. Thor took care of Golbat with Thunderbolt. The second Gengar was nearly OHKOed by Hades's Shadow Ball, but not quite and Hades finished him off with a second Shadow Ball, before Apollo's Fly took out Haunter. 3 Down!
+ E4: Lance: Thor eased past Gyarados with Thunderbolt, before the two Dragonairs fell to Theseus's Thrash. Aerodactyl couldn't handle Poseidon Surf, before Dragonite succumbed to an Ice Beam from Poseidon. E4 BEATEN!
+ E4: The Champion: Pidgeot couldn't get past Thor and Thunderbolt, before Poseidon took out Rhydon. Blastoise was annoying but finally fell to Thor Thunderbolt. Arcanine was OHKOed by Poseidon and Surf, before Hades used Explosion to nip Alakazam in the bud. Finally, Apollo took care of Exeggutor with Fly! I WAS THE CHAMPION!
+ After the E4, I collected about ten more Pokemon to get a grand total of 60, so I could unlock the Post-game content.
+ I got the upgraded Pokedex and collected the Ruby for Celio, who in turn gave me a Rainbow Pass for the rest of the Sevii Islands.
+ I collected HM07 - Waterfall, as well as some new Pokemon in Icefall Cave and taught it to Poseidon.
+ I helped Lorelei take out the Rockets on Icefall Cave.
+ On Five Island, I did a bit of exploring before eventually returning home to train everyone to Lv70.
+ I did the Six Island quest and had the Sapphire stolen off me, before training everyone to Lv72.
+ I completed Seven Island and all the trainers there to get everyone to Lv74.
+ Broke into Rocket's Hideout and collected TM36 - Sludge Bomb which I taught to Hades (Why on earth is it found so late in the game?)
+ Destroyed everyone in the Rocket Hideout and retrieved the Sapphire which I gave to Celio.
+ Everyone was trained to Lv75, except Hades who was trained to Lv77. I was ready for the upgraded E4!
+ E4 Round 2: Lorelei: Dewgong, Cloyster and Lapras all fell pretty easily to Thor's Thunderbolt, before Piloswine was defeated at the hands of Poseidon's Surf, before Jynx was OHKOed by Hades's Flamethrower. 1 Down!
+ E4 Round 2: Bruno: Both Steelixs were defeated by Poseidon's Surf, before Apollo mopped up everyone else with Fly and Drill Peck with little difficulty. 2 Down!
+ E4 Round 2 Agatha: Agatha was the one I was dreading thanks to that horrible Gengar, but it went better than expected. I was pretty lucky the first Gengar's Hypnosis missed twice before Poseidon 2HKOed him with Surf. Misdreavus eventually fell to Athena and Rock Slide, but only after Psychic nearly took out Athena. Arbok was 2HKOed by Theseus's Rock Slide, before Thor took out Crobat with Thunderbolt. Finally Hades v Gengar. Hades's Shadow Ball only just failed to kill it. Then Gengar got a critical hit Psychic to kill Hades! Luckily, I sacrificed Athena to revive Hades and the second Shadow Ball finished it off! Phew! 3 Down!
+ E4 Round 2: Lance: Thor kicked things off by OHKOing Gyarados with Thunderbolt, before Poseidon ripped through Lance's team. Aerodactyl fell to Surf, though Ancientpower nearly caused Poseidon to faint and then both Dragonites were OHKOed by Ice Beam, before Kingdra was wiped out by Hades's Explosion! E4 BEATEN!
+ E4 Round 2: The Champion: Apollo took out Heracross with Fly, before Blastoise started to take out my Pokemon, firstly Thor with EQ, as Blastoise was weakened with Thunderbolt. However, Luckily Theseus came in with Thrash, which just didn't kill him! Luckily, though Blastoise was healed, I scored a crit Thrash which when hit a second time finally took him out! Alakazam was next and, no messing, Hades used Explosion to secure a third Pokemon down. I was dreading Tyranitar, but Poseidon easily took it out with two Surfs as Thunderbolt didn't do much. I switch to Apollo for Exeggutor, but though Fly nearly defeated him, a combination of Sleep Powder, Psychic and Sandstorm nearly defeated Apollo who had 2 HP left when Drill Peck defeated Exeggutor! I switched to Theseus for Arcanine and I thought 2 EQs would be enough but just as I was about to secure the winning blow, Arcanine used Extremespeed, which, combined with Sandstorm and an earlier Overheat defeated Theseus! Luckily, my MVP - Poseidon was able to secure a victory with Surf. GET IN!
And so, I have completed the first region in my five region challenge. It wasn't too difficult and it was very enjoyable to complete it with Pokemon I had barely used before. The MVP was Poseidon, my Dewgong, which never struggled all the way through and was instrumental in my overall victory. A close second would be Hades the Weezing who was brilliant, so much so that I trained him more than the others by the end.
My final team:
Apollo - Fearow Lv75
Thor - Raichu Lv75
Athena - Nidoqueen Lv75
Theseus - Tauros Lv75
Poseidon - Dewgong Lv76
Hades - Weezing Lv77
Well, that's it. I'll start the second region later today! Can't wait!