Finished with Surfin' around and beatin' up all the trainers for some level grinding, I headed off to Mauville and into Route 118 and then 119. Numel evolved into Camerupt almost immediately, so now it's Overheat hits like a ****in' volcano. ... SEE WHAT I DID THERE?! HAHAHAHAHAH--no
May is fallin' behind my Pokes more and more as the game goes on. Balderdash destroyed Slugma in one mudshot; what a shock; and her Wingull fell to two Ice Beams. Camerupt destroyed Grovyle unsurprisingly, though it did miss on the first Overheat. Leaf Blade did laughable damage anyways, two crits in a row wouldn't of stopped 'er. After the battle, I nabbed the Leaf Stone down by the waterfall 'n evolved Kesumayat. Now my entire team's evolved at least once.
In the spirit of irkin' me, an Absol appeared on my way to get the Devon Scope as the first Poke of Route 120... Would'a liked to have an Absol. =/ sadface. Regardless, I went on to own Fortree's Gym Trainers and evolved Balderdash into Swampert as a result. Though Winona is definitely the first Gym Leader with a dangerous team, my team is far moreso.
Out comes the dreaded hat bird... ugh
. i forfeit alredy
It decides to throw up a Safeguard while dyin' horrifically to Ice Beam as it deserves
. Next comes Tropius as predicted, so I answer with Camerupt. Overheat decides to miss, unfortunately... And it gets up Sunny Day, ensuring Camerupt eats a Solarbeam next turn. It doesn't do massive damage, but Camerupt's HP certainly didn't appreciate it, knockin' it to around 50%. Overheat obliterates the poor thing in harsh sunlight afterwards.
In true derpy fashion, Pelipper shows it's ugly mug in the harsh sunlight. I've nothin' to fear really; well, except a crit, so I get Camerupt the hell outta there and answer with Swampert. I've learned from my mistakes (ohai Meditite @ Focus Punch), and took this exchange slowly but surely. Ice Beam was just barely a 2HKO, while it's one Aerial Ace did paltry damage (and failed Protect spam). Next out is her Skarmory, so out comes Camerupt again. Overheat demolishes once more, and she's down to her last 'mon; her ace. Yet again, another ****in' hatbird... grnwingiornhioegtuioeunoner
Normally I'd send out Steve to tank both of it's STABs, but prior to the battle, I researched her Poke's movesets as always in a Nuzlocke. Discovering it knows bloody Earthquake, I sent out Swampert to finish the job. One nasty Ice Beam and it's all over, Winona didn't stand a chance. Feather Badge get!
Apparently Dirge was a part of the scrap too, since he's damaged... T'was five days ago, I can't remember exactly what happened. ¬_¬ A Slowbro would recall things clearer than I do. That aside, I saved right in the gym. "I'll heal up tomorrow..." But then, a power outage. Nature, y u so spiteful?
The Team is as follows:
Balderdash (Swampert), lv. 36
Holding an EXP. Share... ?
Dirge (Vigoroth), lv. 34
Holding a Silk Scarf
Steve (Lairon), lv. 33
Holding a Quick Claw
Kesumayat (Vileplume), lv. 30
Holding a Miracle Seed
Camerupt, lv. 33
Dirge is gonna be fully evolved soon, and rightfully become the King of Slacking that I am. Once that's achieved, my focus will be Steve. A meager 11 more levels means it ain't gonna be long 'till my entire team is fully evolved. At this rate I might not lose a single Poke 'till the final six battles (I ain't gonna make the mistake of underestimating Wally, nope). Who knows, I might not lose even one the entire challenge. That'd be lovely.