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Tactical savvy brings down Pokemon Diamond‘s Cynthia

  Preparing my Pokemon for the fight with Cynthia may’ve taken as long as grinding them all up a few levels. But, my careful consideration of which Pokemon got which stat booster, of which move had its maximum uses increased, … Continue reading

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Pommelling Lucian’s Pokemon, hoping to overcome Cynthia’s to finish with Pokemon Diamond

  Wow. That was close. I fought Lucian in tonight’s session (approximately 45 minutes). I fought him twice. The first time I had no idea what his first Pokemon would be and hadn’t planned accordingly. Nor had I bothered increasing … Continue reading

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Scraping by against Pokemon Diamond‘s Elite Four

  Well, after some twenty-five minutes of play I managed to take down the next member of the Elite Four. Flint’s done and now it’s just the final member. The one who, traditionally, uses Dragon-type Pokemon. Considering the fact that … Continue reading

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At the end of Pokemon Diamond‘s road

  At last I’m out of Pokemon Diamond‘s Victory Road. I managed to get to the Pokemon League in fairly decent shape, I think. Just three of my Pokemon were KO’d. In the end it just wasn’t as long as I … Continue reading

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Curious listening while meandering down Pokemon Diamond‘s Victory Road

  To borrow a phrase from Greg Proops: “Holy Cats!” The encounter rate and my own Pokemon’s fairly even levels are really working against me as I stumble through Victory Road. Listening to interviews with David Foster Wallace (like this … Continue reading

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A short report from Pokemon Diamond‘s Victory Road

  Victory Road is turning out to be as annoying as I’d figured it would be. It’s not the trainer battles that are getting me down, it’s the encounter rate. Even with a Max Repel in effect, I get into … Continue reading

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Pokemon (Diamond): a broken world, ways to fix it

  The world of Pokemon Diamond is broken. So broken. The gym leaders stay in their gyms, or are off moping/exploring/goofing off in whatever environment or attraction  is nearby. The Elite Four remain, except for their leader, locked away behind Victory Road, spending their … Continue reading

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