Elesa defeated

Going into Nimbasa’s gym, i realized that my best opportunity would be Tart, who is Rock/Ground type. So she took down all of the gym all by herself. Go Tart!

Now for the team update

Snow: Level 35

Moveset: Body Slam, Powder Snow, Aurora Beam, Water Gun

Tart: Level 35

Moveset: Dark Pulse, Chip Away, Dig, Rock Slide

Mr. Gaga: Level 31

Moveset: Pound, Psyshock, Faint Attack, Psybeam

Tramp: Level 30

Moveset: Take Down, Tackle, Crunch, Bite

Destruction: Level 30

Moveset: Rollout, Tackle, Charge Beam, Spark

Kamiya: Level 30

Moveset: SmokeScreen, Ember, Quick Attack, Flame Wheel

So as a recap, we are now halfway through the game. And no deaths yet. But anything can happen.

Quick party change

Looking through the team, I realized I had 2 water types in the party. So i removed Lord Helix and substituted in Kamiya so that I had a fire type in the group. I wasnt even considering doing this until I ran into Cheren and his fucking Servine again. So now we can combat him.

Taking a detour to the castle, I ran into a Quilava stuck in the sand. Memories of Kamiya the Typhlosion came surging back to me and I knew that I had to catch it.
Kamiya
Serious Nature
Moveset: Smokescreen, Ember, Quick Attack, Flame Wheel

Taking a detour to the castle, I ran into a Quilava stuck in the sand. Memories of Kamiya the Typhlosion came surging back to me and I knew that I had to catch it.

Kamiya

Serious Nature

Moveset: Smokescreen, Ember, Quick Attack, Flame Wheel

On our way to Nimbasa City, I ran into a Mantine, who I named Poppins.
Timid Nature
Moveset: Bubble, Supersonic, BubbleBeam, Headbutt

On our way to Nimbasa City, I ran into a Mantine, who I named Poppins.

Timid Nature

Moveset: Bubble, Supersonic, BubbleBeam, Headbutt

Burgh falls to our might

We’ve successfully taken down Burgh, though not without a fight. Snow almost fell during the final stretch of the battle thanks to a StruggleBug attack. Here’s the updated team

Snow: Level 33

Moveset: Body Slam, Powder Snow, Aurora Beam, Water Gun

Tart: Level 28

Moveset: Bite, Chip Away, Thrash, Rock Slide

Mr. Gaga: Level 29

Moveset: Pound, Psyshock, Faint Attack, Psybeam

Tramp: Level 28

Moveset, Take Down, Tackle, Crunch, Bite

Lord Helix: Level 30

Moveset: Mud Shot, Brine, Bite, Water Gun

Destruction: Level 26

Moveset: Rollout, Tackle, Charge Beam, Spark

Now onto Nimbasa City, home of Elesa’s Gym

Elesa has always scared me because she has the Volt Switch. I always walk away from this battle with a couple fainted ‘mons.

As I was going through Burgh’s Gym, Snow evolved into Sealeo! Now to take on the 3rd Gym Leader!

As I was going through Burgh’s Gym, Snow evolved into Sealeo! Now to take on the 3rd Gym Leader!

Non Pokemon Nuzlocke related post incoming

So How I Met Your Mother ended yesterday. There was a lot of outrage about the ending. I personally loved the ending. It was what the series needed. Now to address a few things

SPOILERS IF YOU HAVE NOT WATCHED THE SERIES FINALE OF HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER

1. Penny and Luke were right. the entire story was not about the mother. The story was about Robin. It’s always been about Robin. If it wasn’t all about Robin, then Ted is a horrible story teller. The point of the story was that Ted, 6 years after losing his wife, has fallen in love with Robin once again. But this time, all of their quarrels from the past have been solved. Ted has kids. Robin has traveled around the world for her job and has finally settled down (note the dogs she has once again. She wouldn’t do any huge traveling with that number of dogs to take care of unless she constantly used the kennel’s services). They are now perfect for each other when they weren’t before. This doesn’t diminish any love that Ted ever had for Tracey. We can see that he truly loved her and she truly loved him back. They had 11 wonderful years together, more than many couples today have. And Ted has followed Tracey’s advice. After this final episode, he’s not living through his stories anymore. He’s moving on. And that’s okay.

2. Barney and Robin just don’t work. It was very clear during their first breakup that even though they are a cute couple (positively adorable), there are just way too many issues between the two personalities that will allow them to work. This argument could be used for Robin and Ted as well,  but most, if not all of their issues have been solved thanks to Ted’s first marriage and Robin’s self-imposed isolation from the gang. Barney reverts back to his old self, which is maddening, but who doesn’t slip backwards after some form of breakup? It has been painfully clear that Barney’s instinct after a breakup is to put himself with as many women as possible. And as we all know, it is this instinct that finally forces him to take that final step to become an adult.

3. I would have loved to see more of Tracey throughout the season, but I think that the amount of her that we saw was perfect. We saw enough of her to see that she and Ted go together perfectly. We see a tragic story of who she is and how she ended up at this point. During this backstory, we learn that she loves a man named Max, who died on her birthday. Throughout the years, she has stayed true to him even though she is no longer able to have him. She meets Ted and she is able to have the life that she should have had with Max, but with Ted. This doesn’t diminish the love she has for Ted at all. Like I said before, they are clearly in love. They were just two broken people that fit together perfectly. When Tracey dies in 2024, it is a sad moment for Ted and the kids, but it can also be viewed as happy. Tracey has finally been reunited with Max. And in the end, Ted is reunited with Robin

Its not the ending that I would have wanted, but it seems like a perfect ending nonetheless. I’m in the minority with this opinion, but I’m okay with that. I’m able to take the entire series and love all of it while others will look upon the ending, and ultimately the series itself, with disgust and dismay.

I really hope that How I Met Your Dad holds up as well as this show.

While chasing Team Plasma into Pinwheel Forrest, I ran into a Venonat. Despite it almost taking down Tramp, i was able to catch it. 
Venus
Calm Nature “Likes to fight”
Moves: Disable, Foresight, Supersonic, Confusion

While chasing Team Plasma into Pinwheel Forrest, I ran into a Venonat. Despite it almost taking down Tramp, i was able to catch it.

Venus

Calm Nature “Likes to fight”

Moves: Disable, Foresight, Supersonic, Confusion

2nd badge update

We successfully took out Lenora and got our second badge. Here is the party as of right now.

Snow: Level 25

Moves: Body Slam, Powder Snow, Aurora Beam, Water Gun

Mr. Gaga: Level 22

Moves: Pound, Confusion, DoubleSlap, Psybeam

Tart: Level 21

Moves: Bite, Chip Away, Sandstorm, Rock Slide

Tramp: Level 19

Moves: Take Down, Tackle, Odor Sleuth, Bite

Lord Helix: Level 21

Moves: Constrict, Rollout, Bite, Water Gun

Destruction: Level 21

Moves: Rollout, Tackle, SonicBoom, Spark

That’s about it for now. After the battle I got word that Team Plasma is being a dick, so I’m off to stop them.

After rescuing a pokemon from Team Plasma, I wandered around Wellspring Cave for a bit to find a pokemon. And then Electrode appeared.
Destruction
Lonely nature “thoroughly cunning”
moveset: Charge, Tackle, sonicboom, spark
Not exactly what I wanted, but luckily it didnt have any explosive attacks at the start.

After rescuing a pokemon from Team Plasma, I wandered around Wellspring Cave for a bit to find a pokemon. And then Electrode appeared.

Destruction

Lonely nature “thoroughly cunning”

moveset: Charge, Tackle, sonicboom, spark

Not exactly what I wanted, but luckily it didnt have any explosive attacks at the start.