- Genbu(M) - Lv. 10
- Generic(F) - Lv. 11
- Fabulous(F) - Lv. 11
Episode 2: Galactic Nooblets
Kicking off the second episode of this nuzlocke, I head right on into, and through, Oreburgh Gate. Nothing really happens here to note outside of picking up HM06 - Rock Smash. As stated in Episode 1, I've already gotten my encounter for this area, and it was a failed attempt at catching a Zubat.
Once through this short cave/tunnel, find ourselves stepping into Oreburgh City. Upon entering the city, a nosey stranger escorts me to the Oreburgh Gym where whatdoyaknowtheleaderisn'ttherebutlookwhois I come across Fapalot standing at the door like a newbie. He explains how the gym is closed and the leader can be found down in the mines, so of course I find the need to fetch this mystery leader despite the possibility there's a thing called freedom and considering he owns and runs the gym, he can be there whenever he pleases.
Before that however, I head north for a quick encounter. May as well throw the remainder of the Ep.2 encounters in here as well. #EnterWildPokes
Female - Lv. 7 - Brave - Run Away
Male - Lv. 10 - Calm - Swift Swim
Oreburgh Mine was a failed attempt at capturing Geodude.
With that out of the way, off I went down into the mine. Again, an area with nothing special to take note on. A couple of trainers and wild encounters where used to help Katniss get a little bit of exp.
Before long, we come across a man who ups and decides to show me his superdupermanliness by breaking a rock. #EnterGymLeader
Oreburgh City Gym Leader
After his show of manliness, Roark agrees to meet me back at the gym for a battle. #EnterFastForwardTravelToGym
While the two trainers are obviously optional, I take advantage of the gym's rock typing and play Ponyta tag out with Genbu to get both some free experience. Then comes the main event;
, Lv. 10
Leading with Katniss, I swap out into Genbu and KO Geodude with ease. From there I decided it was best to not play around with the whole switching idea in this situation, so Genbu stayed in and set up +2 Def via Withdraw on Roark's Onix, just to be safe, before KO'ing and healing with Absorb. Cranidos hit harder than I would have liked, but Roark used his potion on Onix beforehand and left Cranidos hanging for the knock out.
Coal Badge -
, TM76 - Stealth Rock
With our first badge claimed, it's time to backtrack through Oreburgh Gate in order to head north from Jubilife City. When traveling through the northern section of the city though, we find Prof. Rowan and Dawn standing in the street with two Team Galactic grunts. #EnterEvilTeam
It's decided that my and Dawn will team up for a double battle here, being only grunts, there's no reason to get too detailed on this.
Katniss & Piplup = Fire & Water = Badass
After defeating the nubs, I'm free to continue on my way north. Walking up through Ravaged Path and Route 2 I find myself stumbling upon a lovely little place;
Small, fairly ordinary place without too much to do. A path heading north from town is currently blocked off by the nub patrol, Team Galactic, so it's east bound I go. This takes me out to Route 5, though I can't quite claim a capture yet.
A little girl stops us as we pass by to ask for help. Her father is currently being held hostage at the Windworks, and it looks like it's time for Fila Man to save the day! #EnterSuperHeroThemeMusic
After claiming my first encounter real quick, Buizel, I march up to the nubnub standing guard at the door and make quick work of him. Too bad this guy is smart and runs off inside to lock us out..
Not to fear though, after a simple walk back into town, it's clear to see the grunts block the northern path are gone. Heading that way, I find said grunts in the Floaroma Meadow, where I proceed to sweep the newbies and pick up the Works Key they so graciously dropped when they ran off.
Female - Lv.14 - Quiet - Intimidate
Generic has evolved into Staravia.
Key in hand, it's back to Valley Windworks when I can now infiltrate the building and wreak havoc on the Galactic nubs there.
Grunt gets pwned and Grunt gets pwned. #EnterCommanderNub
Team Galactic Commander
For Zubat I simple tagged Kawauso out for joint experience and took it down with ease via Katniss. Purugly coming into play though, I first dropped Fabulous for the Intimidate drop and immediately changed out for Genbu. Sketchy situation was sketchy. That Purugly still had some bite to it despite the atk drop, but it was handled without a problem.
Having sent Team Galactic running, for now, I'll stop this here.
- First Badge claimed
- Team Galactic introduced
- Rid Valley Windworks / Floaroma Town of Team Galactic
- 2 new encounters
- 1 team evolution
- Genbu(M) - Lv. 15
- Generic(F) - Lv. 14
- Fabulous(F) - Lv. 14
- Katniss(F) - Lv. 13
- Kawauso(M) - Lv. 11