So the adventure begins! (Littleroot Town → Petalburg Woods)
(This is where my beautiful friendship with Delibird begins)
Because acquiring one legally would be way to difficult and I can’t trade on a rom, I used a cheat to make all the wild Pokemon in Route 101 Delibirds temporarily and simply caught one as soon as I had some poke balls. Once I managed to catch one I called the little guy Peppermint. Why? Because most things flavoured with mint are awesome but a lot of people hate the flavour, much like poor Delibirds.
After ditching my poor unloved Mudkip which I was forced to use for about 10 minutes and one fight, I started training my little Delibird. Right off the bat, a Wurmple almost killed me when Present managed to miss 4 times in a row (I have a feeling that situations like that are going to come up often…)
But other than that, training him up to level 10 went pretty smoothly. At this stage, if Present feels like actually hitting something, it basically takes the opponent out with one hit which is pretty cool. I’m not sure how long that will last though, but for the moment I’m enjoying the laid back training.
At one point I forgot to restore Peppermint’s PP (there’s a link there for those who don’t know what it is) at the Pokemon Centre and discovered that using Struggle is actually way more efficient than Present. Now if only Delibird had more HP…
But anyway, once Peppermint was level 10 and I had bought as many potions as I could currently afford we finally set out to fight some actual trainers, and it went surprisingly well!
(I beat up a kid and took his money…VICTORY IS MINE!)
So after kicking some ass on Route 109 I began to scuttle my way through the Petalburg woods, filled with its mercifully weak Bug type Pokémon. I buffed up Peppermint’s levels a bit more and collected items before finally reaching Rustboro City. I’ll stop here for now so stay tuned for the next post in which I will drag my poor Peppermint through a Rock type gym and win…
FUN FACTS -
Peppermint’s Level: 15
Revives Used: 0
Times Fainted: 0
Almost Killed By Wurmples: 4