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SPOILERS: The Official Travelog + Let's Play Thread

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HeartGold playthrough: minor update.

My team members are all at level 62, and I've managed to catch a Chansey in the Safari Zone, allowing me to get a Lucky Punch. Still waiting for a Chansey outbreak in order to effectively hunt for at least one Lucky Egg. I've also won the Bug-Catching Contest for the second time, earning my second Sun Stone. I plan to participate in the contest again in the future to see if I can earn some other rewards and fill some more pages in my Pokédex. Using a Parasect with Spore and False Swipe as my Bug Catcher. My quest to collect all the Plates also continues, as I board the S.S. Aqua every day when it leaves.
 
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Time to use a Revive on this thread!

Thanks to the six Lucky Eggs I got for myself during a Chansey outbreak, grinding became very easy. I re-challenged and beat the Pokémon League with a level 71 team, and the next day, I trained my team up one more level each before realizing that I had 24 Rare Candies in my Bag, so I raised my team up to level 77 and climbed up Mt. Silver. I battled and beat Red in an epic showdown, where each of my team members got to take down one of his Pokémon. I also proceeded to get a Treecko and a Beldum from Steven and a Charmander from Professor Oak, as well as catching Kyogre.

As I've now collected every single Pokéathlon Data Card and caught every Pokémon that appears in outbreaks, I now only intend to catch every Unown form from the Ruins of Alph before wrapping up this playthrough and moving on to White 2.
 

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Last week I started a Dragon monolocke run on Pokemon Blue (virtual console).

Since there are so few dragons in Gen, to prevent myself from having to make a team of 6 Dragonite, I've expanded my definition of a "dragon" to be basically anything that can learn Dragon Rage, is in the Dragon egg group or becomes a Dragon in later gens. So I picked up a Charmander from Oak, said goodbye to Mum, and headed off!

(To add some legitimacy to the not-Dragon Dragon theme, I also decided to use the Pewter City walk-thru-walls glitch to make a quick trip to the Safari Zone (picking up a Super Rod, an Abra from Celadon, and some TMs on the way) so I can start the game with a Dratini as my "real" starter haha. I also gave the guards lemonade for non-linearity lolz.)

Water Gun/Wrap Dratini totally destroyed both my Rival and the Pewter Gym, after which I picked up my third dragon at Mount Moon--Magikarp :D Then Charmander (now Charmeleon, woop woop) and I began some intense training in preparation to overthrow the Rocket Occupation of Mt. Moon. All the trainers were super easy except one Rocket who for some reason had a lv. 16 Raticate with Hyper Fang D: but I knew this was coming, so I taught Charmeleon Counter in advance :p

Me and my dragon squad are now in Cerulean, training for the next Rival battle. I'm very much enjoying this run so far ^^

Team so far:
  • Treazora, the Dratini, lv. 21
  • Lacerto, the Charmeleon, lv. 24
  • Firma, the Magikarp, lv. 11
 
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Last weekend I started my second playthrough of Pokémon Black 2. As I picked Oshawott in my recently-finished Pokémon White playthrough, I really would've wanted to use Snivy this time around, but I've already decided that my Grass type for this playthrough will be Virizion, my favorite Legendary Pokémon from Generation V. Sure I'll have to wait for quite a while for it, but it'll be worth it.

I've recently beat Roxie, filmed my debut film at Pokéstar Studios, and taken care of a couple Neo Team Plasma Grunts, and next I'm going to board a ship to Castelia City.

My team so far:
  • Oshawott (level 14)
  • Pidove (level 14)
  • Riolu (level 14)
  • Growlithe (level 15)
  • Magnemite (level 14)
  • Patrat (placeholder/HM slave)
 

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I'm replaying Pokemon Y because I'm on break, bored with Switch and my PS4, and not in the mood for SM/USUM.

I'm currently outside the Pokemon Day Care - just finished with capturing the Snorlax that was napping on the bridge.

Current team:

Frogadier level 16
Fletchinder level 19
Ivysaur level 16
Gibble level 15 (I had a spare Gibble that I had bred a long time ago, so I threw him into the game via the Pokemon Bank).

I did not do any planning of my team in advance, I don't feel like I need to. I've completed these games like a million times.
 

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My replay of Pokémon Black 2 is going smoothly. Just yesterday, I earned the Bolt Badge from Elesa (without the need to use the Sandshrew I had put in my party just in case) and made my way to Driftveil City.

An unexpected team change happened while I was back in Castelia: since I had used an Unfezant so many times in Unova and my favorite Unova bird, Braviary, is exclusive to White 2, I decided do things a little differently and dump my Pidove for a Zubat I caught in Castelia Sewers and make it my Flying-type team member.
 

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So I've gone from having one playthrough going (Virtual Blue) to ... four XD

Pokemon Ultra Moon: Got this for xmas and I am SO HYPE. Just about to take on the second trial @Akala, current team:

  1. Strigo the Dartrix♂, lv. 22
  2. Vesperajxa the Lycanroc-Dusk form♀, lv. 25
  3. Belmusxa the Ribombee♀, lv. 25
  4. Mordanta the Alolan Raticate♀, lv. 21
  5. Mono the Alolan Persian♂, lv. 20
  6. Eljxetajxo the Alolan Grimer♂ lv. 19
I'm especially proud of my Dusk form Lycanroc, which I bred from a rockruff I was gifted via the generous Pokemon giveaway subreddit. I've wanted a dusk form Lycanroc for months and now I finally have her ^^ I'm also probably going to switch out Grimer for something else soon, since I just realised he doesn't evolve til level 37 O.O

My other three playthrus (Virtual Crystal, Virtual Blue and Pokemon Y) are on hold til I finish Ultra Moon.
 

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My playthrough of Black 2 is advancing nicely. I've reached Mistralton City and cleared everything between it and Twist Mountain, so now I just need to defeat Skyla and I'll be on my way to Lentimas Town. My current team is:
  • Samurott
  • Lucario
  • Magnezone
  • Growlithe
  • Crobat
  • Zoroark
Zoroark is there just to fill up a spot until I get Virizion, but I'm still keeping it in equal strength to the rest of my team, since I consider this a "preview" of me using a Zoroark in Ultra Moon, and I honestly like the Pokémon. And while I do have a Fire Stone to evolve Growlithe, first I'll be waiting for it to learn Flare Blitz, which is gonna take a while, but it'll be worth it.
 

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My Pokémon Black 2 re-playthrough has advanced me to Opelucid City, where I am ready to take on Drayden. My current team is:
  • Samurott (Level 45)
  • Lucario (Level 45)
  • Magnezone (Level 45)
  • Arcanine (Level 45)
  • Crobat (Level 45)
  • Virizion (Level 45)
Yes! My team is finally complete! I can't wait to see how well Virizion is going to perform...
 

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Reviving this thread now!

I'm currently going through my Black 2 post-game. I've already cleared every post-game area and am focusing on improving my Join Avenue, where every one of my shops is currently at rank 8 or 9.

I recently also got done catching all the Sinnoh Legendaries, with a high point being catching Mesprit in a Great Ball.
 

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I haven't played in a while, but I wanted to log my previous battle with Morty in Pokemon Crystal.

I took down his entire team with a Noctowl. I taught it Nightmare and along with Hypnosis, his ghosts went down easy. Because Noctowl is a normal type, there wasn't much his ghosts could do. His Gengar was the pokemon on his team I have to watch out for.
 

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Just starting my 3rd run of AS, going for a mono-fighting type team :) 2nd mono-type Ive ever done, and first time I'll have more than one fighting type too, not looking forward to the 6th and 7th gyms.... and of course the E4 and Phoebe... Im already regretting my choice :LOL: This is going to be fun!
 

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Starting a new run of Sun to prepare for Gen 8...

Just arrived in Hau'oli City and my cute team of critters is already serving the house down

116518- Lv. 12
116519- Lv. 9
116520 - Lv. 9

I'm also trying to fill up the Alola Dex as I go along this time, and boy did I have fun spending 30 hours on Route 1 trying to catch the 10 million Pokemon available there.

side note: I really loved the Caterpie line as a kid but it's obvious that the other, newer bugs simply outclass it :/

Replaying this game also makes me really excited for what they can achieve with Galar in Gen 8, cuz the culture and lore of Alola is really well done, especially in terms of how they incorporated the Pokedex entries into expanding that. Also, Lillie and Hau are adorable characters and I love them forever
 

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Because I have the attention span of an ecstasy-infused chihuahua, I also restarted Platinum :D currently going to Pastoria City, with
  • Prinplup (Steelwave) lvl 31
  • Clefairy (Pipsqueak) lvl 31
  • Ambipom (Oozaru) lvl 32
  • Scyther (Swordart) lvl 28
Thinking of getting Yanma in the Great Marsh and maybe Swablu on northern Route 210 later on. Not sure if I want to evolve Scyther into Scizor yet.. hmm.. decision time later :D I might also think about Porygon2 or Porygon-Z, not quite sure... but who to drop then...hmm probably clzfairy to be fair :D

I love Platinum, it is SUCH a great game :D
 

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I started up a new playthrough of Diamond last night. I haven't played gen 4 in a long time and was feeling nostalgic for sinnoh. I started with chimchar, and I think the rest of my team's gonna be gyarados, roserade, honchkrow, and azelf (plus an HM slave I guess).
 

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My replay of Pokémon Black 2 is currently going through its vast, vast post-game. I've completed all the Pokéstar Studios movies (even unlocking the couple Easter eggs found in them available with only party Pokémon), done all the trades with Yancy (gonna do a few more, though, to get another Ralts), gotten all of my Join Avenue shops to Rank 10, and pretty much finished training my team for the Pokémon League rematches (the remaining levels will come from Rare Candies). Besides that last one, my to-do list also includes:

  • Clearing the League rematches in Challenge Mode.
  • Battling N in seasonal matches.
  • Taking part in Musicals and collecting Props.
  • Unlocking the Champions Tournament at the PWT (not necessarily defeating it).
  • Defeating the Subway Bosses at least once at the Battle Subway.
  • Clearing the Black Tower and defeating Benga.
 

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Oh, and sorry for the double-posting, but I forgot a few more of my to-do things:

  • Completing all the Habitat Lists
  • Catching a Pokémon from each outbreak
  • Collecting all the Fossil Pokémon
 

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I played a little bit more Diamond last weekend and tonight. Decided to go with Golduck instead of Gyarados since I haven't really used it since Red and Blue. I just beat Fantina and my current party is Infernape, Roselia, Murkrow, and Golduck, all at level 36. I also caught a Bibarel and a Noctowl for HMs. I've been having fun, just getting to the point where the game starts to pick up. Looking forward to evolving Roselia and Murkrow too.
 

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Of my aforementioned objectives, I've achieved achieved at least unlocking the Champions Tournament. I need to check if I've already caught all the outbreak Pokémon, but I've at least caught most of them already. Same with the Fossils.

I'm also making good progress with my Habitat List completions. I've filled up a lot of different areas on it already. The Prop collecting is also going smoothly, and I think I've already collected all from one genre. Currently, I've won the Musical six times, so I need four more wins to get the Winner's Belt Prop. I've faced N in his winter theme battle (I stupidly went and passed the opportunity to battle his autumn team when I had the chance). As for the Black Tower, I've currently cleared all areas up to Area 6.

I've decided to leave the Battle Subway and the League Challenge Mode rematches until after I've cleared the Black Tower. With my team just hitting level 80 upon clearing Area 6 at the Black Tower, I don't think those last two will even be that big of a challenge. If I feel like it, I may give the Champions Tournament a whirl too, although I have pretty low expectations for clearing it. Unless I raise some semi-competitive mons for it. Currently, the only such mon I have is an Archeops, which has been of tremendous help at the PWT, and will probably also be at Battle Subway. Thank you so much, Join Avenue dojo!

Oh, and speaking of Join Avenue, I've kept recommending it to the NPC bypassers every day I can to get more points, because why not? Currently, its rank is in the 40s. My Medal Rally just broke the 100 Medals mark, upgrading my Medal Rally status to Elite.

Man, I love how much post-game content these games have. It's almost insane.
 

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I'm debating if I want to shiny hunt in Ultra Sun or Let's Go Pikachu today. I've completed the dex in both games.
 
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