Pokemon Blue, Day Thirty-seven

Last time,
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Dungeon surmounted!


While I’m thinking about it…

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Which is somehow a dragon. I wonder if its eventual dragon-type evolution was planned back then, and didn’t appear due to space issues? Or perhaps the opposite, this was thought up before dragon-types were in the game at all?
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Here are more floating platforms, but now they’re in the middle of empty water.
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I guess if you specialize in bird pokemon, you’re able to get more out of them than someone like me, including an expanded range of flight options.
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See, mirror move is fun.
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…so apparently fainted pokemon being able to use HM moves isn’t universal. That, or else I just killed his pokemon.

I wonder what happens in such a situation? Can pokemon heal over time on their own, so he’s just got to wait a bit? Or do they have to send someone else out with a healthy pokemon to rescue you?

I mean, in this case he could just jump in the water and swim back, but in general. (Also, if he’s like the protagonist maybe he doesn’t know how to swim.)
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This trainer, in contrast, has no such concerns.
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Game why didn’t you just make a female swimmer sprite?
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Good to know!
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I don’t remember so much girlfriend/boyfriend chat in later games.
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Actually, yes.
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Indeed, the island seems more scientifically focused than Silph.

Although, considering how dangerous pokemon can be, and how well the whole mewtwo business went, maybe they put this kind of stuff on an island of a reason. That way, if some revived fossil pokemon turns out to be some L100 psycho, the killing spree will be containable.
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Ah, look at hse nice, well-rounded stats.
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People have the weirdest conversational skills in this world.

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I wonder if this is a legacy from some earlier idea that you should need to select SURF again when you reached land to stop surfing. I mean, you’d expect this message to just be that you’re already surfing.
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That’s the level tentacool evolve at, so I’ll catch this one to get a tentacruel.

Why some pokemon don’t evolve in the wild continues to be a mystery, especially given the “evolution” thing implies it’s an advantage.
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And here’s Cinnabar!…again.

On to the pokemon lab!
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It’s a shame you can’t do this. Having them gawk at my new articuno or cower before Mewtwo would be fun.

Actually, that’d make for a good fic. Some kid walks into the pokemon lab with some new pokemon they found, and it turns out to be the scientific monstrosity that wiped out their predecessors. Much pants-shitting to be had that day.
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Presumably the same guy as in Lavender Town, although I don’t see the connection. Also, the graphic it the same as the diglett statues.
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Do I ever!

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This, I think, has a lot to do with why pikablu was one of the strongest rumors. You knew there was a raichu evolution somehow.

I remember frustratedly rereading this dialogue, wishing I could make him tell me what it had evolved into and how it happened! I knew it couldn’t be the trading, after all, he must have done something else after the trade.

This whole area was full of fodder for rumors. It’s the center of the missingno business. The mist stone, which evolved pikach/raichu into pikablu, or mewtwo into mewsomething, or every pokemon, was said to be found in Seafoam (perhaps because of how empty the area is compared to other dungeons). he first legendary is found now. (You can go to the power plant first, but no one does. It’s an optional dungeon for later on.) Proof of pikablu or at least some raichu evolution was in this guy. There’s the fact this lab that revives otherwise impossible to get pokemon, suggesting that there might be more they could give out, and of course, the mansion…

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The revival is finished as soon as you walk out the door and back, at which point he always acts like you’re incredibly late. Irritating.
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Well, revive it then! Then give it to me.
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If you go the proper way, you won’t have encountered tangela yet. I have, though.
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Kind of old news there.
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Huh, I guess it’s not a Silph monopoly, then.
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First, that’s a kind of unsettling description. Has anyone written creepy fic about it like for amnesia and curse? Second, how does that even work? If pokemon didn’t know they didn’t know something, could they do anything?
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Which does not, in fact, contain any of the birds.

I still like the idea of Gay doing this, it all seems right up his alley.
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One thing I did in Red was duplicate my fossils, allowing me to then trade multiple ones to other games. It won’t show a number because you aren’t supposed to have more than one of a key item, but it’ll still duplicate. Note that if you do this, you’ll be stuck with it for the rest of the game, since you probably won’t want to take the time to revive well over a hundred of them. Also, watch out for duplicating other unsellable items. I duplicated the fly HM once.
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So, here’s today’s question – articuno or aerodactyl?

13 Comments

  1. Koby says:
    Articuno. Ice pokemon are worth so much more, and as a legendary, it should have better stats as well. You don’t need Rock-type, and it would cover the flying-type.
    1. Farla says:
      Bear in mind I’m currently steamrolling over all opposition. Levels and stats aren’t a concern.
      1. Koby says:
        But that’s always true. I think the only trainer which ever gave me trouble was Sabrina in Gold/Silver/Crystal, and that wasn’t trouble per se as much as ‘the only trainer/gym who actually did enough damage to one or two of my pokemon to make them faint’. And then when I played again (and again), I bought Larvitar (and the second time I evolved Eevee into Umbreon), and that was that.

        You don’t ever really need the legendaries, by then your team is incredibly powerful. Heck, I was continually taking on the Elite Four with 4 pokemon and two Eevees, so they would evolve from happiness. Ho-oh is meaningless when you have Typhlosion, Suicune is only useful in an Ice respect and you could have that without him, and so forth. But it’s status, for me. I loved having the most powerful pokemon with me, even though I didn’t need them. What’s cooler – a team of legendaries, or regular pokemon? Heck, when I caught a shiny Tentacool, I put him on my team just because he was shiny.

  2. It was aerodactyl…like I think? Translators missed a spot there.Articuno FTW, definitely. Even though you’re going against Blaine, ice is good against many things, and rock type REALLY sucks. So you can out Articuno for Blaine if you want, but you’ll want it in the league.
    Although you already HAVE a dragonair, and the dragons can replace Articuno for almost anything, so if you have anything ese you want to add it’s woth a shot.
    I’d get rid of the Tauros, since it’s not that good and frankly speaking it’s an unevolved normal type. Only use I can see for it is taking down Agatha’s ghosts.
    1. actonthat says:
       Nah, the science guy was supposed to be foreign or have an accent.
    2. Farla says:
      I plan on ditching the dragonair, because dragon types are cheap. And tauros actually aren’t too bad! I’ll need something with strength to get to the elite four, anyway.
  3. actonthat says:
    [I still like the idea of Gay doing this, it all seems right up his alley.]

    Heh, typos.

    Also: ARTICUNO. <3333

    For us, the mist stone– which evolved pikachu and starters– was in the safari zone.

    1. Farla says:
      I think I heard that too, but mostly it was Seafoam. Not sure which came first, but Seafoam makes more sense as housing the mist stone – it’s a water dungeon and has actual waterfalls and it’s a mist stone, and seems like it’s not commonly traveled from the lack of trainers, so it’s more likely to have something unknown in it. Plus having an articuno hang out there makes the place seem more mystical.
  4. Guest says:
    Farla, why didn’t you used the first gen (now widely known) “get a mew trick”?
    1. Dragonfree says:
      Probably because the Mew trick didn’t spread widely as authentic until 2003, so it’s not part of first-generation nostalgialore the way the Missingno. trick is.
  5. fire spirit says:
    On the subject of Horsea being a dragon pokemon. In Japan, a seahorse is considered a baby dragon
    1. Farla says:
      Oh, right.

      Still weird it doesn’t evolve into a dragon type in this gen, but I guess the same can be said about gyarados.

  6. Savanah says:
    Articuno! <3

    I always had him in my team, specially because of how cute he looks ^^

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