Tag Archives: Pokemon

I’ve Been Nominated for a Liebster Award: Whoo!

Introduction First off, I want to thank Joshua Hicks over at Gaming Backlog for nominating me for this award. I hadn’t heard about the Liebster Award before that nomination, but now that I know what it’s all about, I feel like I’ve … Continue reading

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Finding an alternative to the grind in Contact

Since this poll only got two votes over the two weeks it was open, I figured I should extend it a little bit. It’s now running until Wednesday, February 18 at 11:59 p.m., EST. Before this entry gets under way, it’d … 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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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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