i will rise
- Sep 9, 2008
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Hello, everyone! I'm Felly, and I'm going to be playing through Pokemon HeartGold! I played the original GSC when I was a kid, but I've had HG for some time now and just haven't played through it. I started a Grass monotype nuzlocke on it a while back, but I lost interest in it pretty quickly. I guess nuzlockes just aren't really my thing because all two that I've done, I've lost interest in. So, I decided to just do a regular playthrough of HG instead! I'm trying to use Pokemon I haven't really used too much in the games to make it a little more exciting. Feel free to leave your comments and suggestions on making this better down below!
Wow, it's a little weird saying that. I don't think I ever thought I'd be writing in a journal ever again, but here I am. My name's Audra, by the way. I've been a resident of New Bark Town for as long as I've been alive.
I woke up this morning and went downstairs to say hi to my Mom, and apparently Ethan, one of the other New Bark Town residents, came by to tell me Professor Elm was looking for me. Professor Elm's a Pokemon researcher that set up his lab in the town. Not sure what drew him to it, but hey, whatever works for him, I guess. I told Mom I'd go and see him, but before I left, she gave me a bag for supplies (dunno why, I've got a few in my room I could've used), my Trainer card, and this journal. She said it'd be a good idea to keep a log of my journey; I didn't really want to, but hey, if it makes Mom happy, then I'll do it.
I walked outside, and I was greeted by Ethan's Marill. Ethan came by though, and Marill went back to his owner. I went to Professor Elm's lab, and he asked me to pick a Pokemon to walk around with it for research. He's been researching the behaviors of Pokemon while they walk with their Trainers. Mr. Pokemon also called and wanted me to go visit him to see what he had for the professor. I've always wanted a Pokemon and to see the world, so I agreed and chose Cyndaquil as my first Pokemon. I nicknamed her Flame. Before I left the lab, Professor Elm's assistant stopped me to give me some Potions.
I made a quick trip home to tell my Mom what I was up to and to let her meet Flame. She gave me my PokeGear back; I had to send it off for repairs, and it finally came back. Professor Elm stopped me on my way out of town, and he gave me his number in case I needed to call. I don't think I'd need to, but you never know.
When I arrived in Cherrygrove City, I was stopped by an old man who insisted on giving me a tour of the city. At the end of it all, he did give me a pair of running shoes, so I guess it was worth it in the end. I stopped at the Pokemon Center to heal Flame since we'd been doing some training together on our way to the city, and then I made my way towards Route 30. The old man stopped me again, and this time, he gave me the Map Card for my PokeGear. You know, I really wasn't feeling the tour of the city, but this old man has been great. Running shoes and a Map Card have been the best gifts ever. The tour really was worth it.
I poked my head into a house on Route 30, and a man gave me an Apricorn Box so I could start collecting them. I'd heard there was a guy in Johto that made Poke Balls from Apricorns, so I thought it'd be neat to start a little collection and get get him to make me some balls later in my journey. I arrived at Mr. Pokemon's house, where I received the Mystery Egg and his phone number for my PokeGear. I guess today's just a day full of gifts. He healed my Pokemon, which was nice because Flame and I were still training even as we made our way to his house. I also met Professor Oak, who gave me his number and the Pokedex to fill up. I thanked them for their time and left to make my way back to New Bark Town.
As soon as I got outside of the house, Professor Elm called me and told me I needed to hurry back. He sounded panicked, so I told him I'd be there as soon as I could. It took me about half a day just to get to Mr. Pokemon's house, so I told Flame we'd be putting any further training on hold since Professor Elm needed our help. I ran as fast as I could back to Cherrygrove City, and as I was making my way back to Route 29, I was stopped by a guy with red hair. I'd seen him before, standing outside of Professor Elm's lab, but I was never sure why. I thought he was a little weird, but to each their own. He wasn't bothering me, so I'd left him alone. Apparently he thinks all Pokemon are weak or something and then challenged me to a battle, so I accepted.
Cyndaquil vs Totodile wasn't exactly an ideal match up, but both Pokemon were relatively low level, so thankfully there wasn't too much danger in it. I was able to defeat the red-haired boy, and before he was able to get away, I caught a glimpse of his Trainer Card and name. He seemed shocked that I'd gotten my hands on it, but at least I was able to get his name before he got away.
I got back to the lab, where I was immediately interrogated by the police. It seemed like they thought I did it since I came back to the lab, but thankfully Ethan cleared my name pretty quick. I guess it also helped that I'd caught a glimpse of the boy's name, Silver, since Ethan said it was him that stole the Totodile from the lab. The police thanked us for the information and went on their way. Hopefully they'd catch Silver. Professor Elm suggested I take the gym challenge, and I figured it was a good idea since it'd let me see the world. I'd always wanted to see the world anyways. I went home to let Mom know I was off to see the world, and she offered to help take care of my money. I declined the offer; I guess I'm a big kid now, so I figure I should learn how to manage my own money.
I ran into Ethan on Route 29, and he gave me a little tutorial on catching Pokemon before giving me a few Poke Balls and heading off on his own. I knew the first gym was in Violet City, so I headed there, training with Cyndaquil as I went. On Route 30, I was challenged by Youngster Mikey.
I was able to beat him pretty easily. Flame and I have been training hard. It wasn't until I got to Route 31 that I saw the first Pokemon I was interested in, a Bellsprout. I caught him, and I nicknamed him Atlantic. Ethan caught up to me at the end of Route 31 and gave me the Vs. Recorder. I don't think I'll have a use for it, but I guess I'll just hold on to it anyways. I finally arrived at Violet City, and I went straight to the gym. Unfortunately, I wasn't able to battle the leader just yet; a man there told me I should go to Sprout Tower first to do some more training. I thought I was ready, to be honest, but I guess I would just have to do a little more training. It wouldn't hurt too much; Atlantic was still relatively new and a low level, so it wouldn't hurt to use the opportunity to get him some experience.
Unfortunately for me, Sprout Tower was a place where they worshipped Bellsprout. I guess it made sense, given it had "sprout" in the name, but I would have to use Flame for these battles to make this less tedious. The sages here were up for battling too, so I was quickly challenged by Sage Nico.
I led with Atlantic, but I swapped out to Flame to make things easier. It helped because Atlantic was getting a little bit of experience too. Sages Chow, Edmond, Jin, and Neal also challenged me as I made my way up to the top of the tower. I saw Silver again as I approached the elder, and apparently this kid has some anger issues because he just seems to think every Pokemon is weak. I guess he beat the elder though, so if he could do it, I could... though I already had no doubts about that since Flame's been breezing through this place. I gave the elder a second to recover his Pokemon, and then I challenged him.
I was able to beat him with ease, and for my victory and successful completion of the Sprout Tower, I received TM 70, Flash. I thanked the Elder for his time and used the Escape Rope I picked up before the battle to leave. I took a quick trip to the Pokemon Center to heal Flame and Atlantic, and then I headed to the gym. I challenged the two trainers there, Bird Keeper Ace and Rod.
I beat both of them with ease too. Flame's gotten pretty strong since I first got her at Professor Elm's lab. I'd already decided she was going to be the star of the show for this gym; Atlantic wouldn't fare too well in a Flying type gym, so there was no point in wasting his energy on these battles. Flame evolved into Quilava before I challenged Falkner, but I used a Potion to heal her up real quick before challenging him too. She'd taken a few hits in the two battles with the Bird Keepers, so I wanted to make sure she was in tip top shape for this big battle. I stepped up to Falkner and told him I was ready to challenge him.
It was a tough endurance battle for sure. His Pidgey wasn't hard to beat at all, but his Pidgeotto gave me a run for my money. At one point, I actually thought I was going to lose. There was a lot of stalling on his end since he kept telling his Pidgeotto to use Roost, but Flame and I toughed it out and managed to stay strong long enough to pull off a win. For our perseverance, we got our first badge, the Zephyr Badge, and TM 51, Roost. I'm going to head over to the Pokemon Center to rest up before I make my way towards my next badge at Azalea Town.