Pokemon Heart Gold Rampardos Single Challenge: Update 2
After heading through Route 30/31 and beating Wild Pokemon & Trainers, we finallly arrive in Violet City! Before that, Lyra gives us the VS. Recorder to record Wifi Battles.
We start by healing Cranidos at the Pokemon Center, and head to the Gym, only to find out that it's empty, because we need to beat the Sprout Tower to progress, so that's what we do. In Sprout Tower, we go from floor to floor defeating Sages with Bellsprouts and Hoothoots, and now it's time to face the Elder.
But first... It's... THE GINGER! Elder tells him that his Pokemon are not tools of war, indicating he isn't properly raising them, but he ignores it and notices us. He says that the Elder was nothing compared to him (I wander if he's got a Quilava...). Now, it's our turn to defeat the Elder to prove ourselves.
He opens up the battle with a Bellsprout, which Cranidos (Pachycephalosaurus) takes out with ease, despite the type advantage (Lucky me! It's got Adamant Nature! Attack+ - Sp. Attack-). Next up: Hoothoot, his strongest pokemon, is also taken out with ease. After proving Cranidos' potential, Elder gives us TM70: Flash, as a reward for winning.
Back at the Gym, the trainers are actually there! So we defeat each and every one of them, run back to the Pokemon Center (PP Saving) and return to deal with the Gym Leader: Falkner!
Falkner starts the battle with Pidgey, and we start with Cranidos, of course. Cranidos uses Focus Energy, while Pidgey starts with Sand Attack; NOT good. Cranidos uses Headbutt until Pidgey easily faints, and now, it's time for his "Main" Pokemon, Pidgeotto! Fortunately, we've still got the FE effects on our side, so we're in luck. Hammer Arm has a higher Base Power than Headbutt, but at the cost of lowered Speed; Very crucial.
Therefore, I need to time exactly when I'm gonna use Hammer Arm. The battle goes all according to plan, with Pidgeotto being defeated with Hammer Arm, but the lowered Speed won't matter, now that the battle's over .
After, Falkner makes his final speech, and we get the Zephyr Badge!