good stuff. btw, i read everyone's stuff.. just dont reply all the time.
Bad and worse news... quick update..
Go north.. route 111 get a Numel.. cute and Hasty.. lvl 13. Go to Fiery Path.. get a Koffing.. coolio.. Gentle lvl 14.
Go to Route 112.. hope for the 5% skarmory.. run into a spinda..lol killed it.
Numel proves to be a solid addition..decide to keep on team and level it up. Get to level 24 and go into a double battle.
Numel lvl 24/ Vigoroth lvl 25 vs Aron lvl? / Koffing lvl 18
Remembers that my Koffing has Selfdestruct and it's lvl 18..
Numel aka NumNums.. Vigoroth aka Loaf.. Dead. Just ****ing dead..
**** you Koffing.. but it shows me that I need 'death fodder' on my squad in case this **** happens.
God dammit.. all that slow and steady training on Loaf..and recent 10lvl training for Nums.. wasted.
New team.. down to 3.
Koffing lvl 19
Breloom lvl 28
Marshtomp lvl 28
So after my double loss of NumNums and Loaf.. I continued West towards my journey. I ended up at Fallarbor Town, a small place which is not full of too much.. but as I went more West to route 114, I noticed a lot of grassy areas, so I decided to test my luck.
Swablu appears. Completely forgot this Pokemon existed.. sweet.
Catch, name her Cotton.. and decide to keep her on the team.. as my team is thin.
As I battle around the grass.. I realize it's a perfect place for my Koffing, Weezy, so I poison the hell out of Lombres and Lotads, with some Swablus on the side.
holy OMG moment.
Swablu is taking a bit longer to level up, especially with Peck and Astonish as her moves.. but hey.. DRAGONS ARE WORTH IT!
I get Cotton to level 20, Weezy to level 26, and go to Meteor Falls.
Meteor Falls apparently has Pokemon in it? Ran into a Zubat.. killed it.. then ran into a Solrock.. fuuuuuu.. had to kill it.
We ran into Magma and Aqua grunts.. the battle of land/water has begun.. I now have to go chase them for the Meteorite.. wonderful.
a bit stuffy up here
As I reach the Mountain, seems like bluevsred is in full force.. Aqua needs my assistance. So let's do this.
I battle Magma's main dude for the Meteorite.. he has a high leveled Mighteyna.. didn't expect that. His Bite is lethal man.. didn't expect that much power. I had to switch out Weezy because apparently I'm not able to handle the power right now.. Kippin was though, so escaped that battle.
Once it was over.. we headed to Lavaridge. Nothing to do here but straight up battle the gym. I felt confident..
a nice rest before the battle
Lvl 28 Wheez, Lvl 21 Cotton, Lvl 30 Muffin, Lvl 30 Kippin.. I think we got this.
..... I was wrong. One word... Overheat.
We got through the gym trainers easy enough.. but once the gym leader battle started.. I really wasn't as prepared as I thought. My levels are also not that great.. not as high as I thought.
Weezy was able to handle the Slugma, Next was Camelrupt and Torkoal lvl 29. Kippin had to handle the Camel.. no way around it. Couldn't risk the issue. But with Torkoal.. I thought this would be a good chance to get some EXP for Weezy and Cotton. I switch in Wheez, feeling confident to handle Torkoal's poor movepool and poison then weardown. No.. what the heck was I thinking.. no. Wheez was able to Sludge + poison, sweet.. but Torkoal Body Slammed the hell out of Wheez, crit+para.. I couldn't kill it.. so I had to switch. Cotton was up.. expecting.. who knows what... I switch into an Overheat. Yes.. a +8advantage +140BP fire move.
Cotton dropped instantly. I cried.. my Dragon pokemon.. gone.
Kippin finished Torkoal off.. I win the TM, the badge, but definitely lost some great potential in Cotton.. Sing, Dragon Dance, ugh..
Afterwards, I went to the PC to deposit the deceased. Picked up the Wynaut Egg, [who knows, maybe it will grow to be great?] Then saved game.
Next up.. the Sand Area.
Spoiler:- my team: