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  1. thechimchan

    My Radical Reborn Adventure - Adrienn

    Let's Go! Pre-Gym Man, the graphics really changed! I didn't know the recent update added 3D models! Downside though is my entire team had to get swapped out due to this section of the games' limitation of only using gen 1 pokemon. Honestly a really dumb decision. It was also weird how easy this section of the game was! It was also, like, 40 hours long. Weird, that. Gym 8 Stubs Snoop Bee Dr. Hilarious Titanic Todd Friendo The Brothers Man, this gym was cake. I just set up a Calm Mind with Dr. Hilarious and swept right through. Not the worst battle in Reborn, but pretty bland. Post Gym Uhm... I'll try to actually play the game this month
  2. thechimchan

    last member of my team

    Haven't used it in Reborn, but it has some fun doubles shenanigans and is generally a pretty great Quiver Dancer.
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    last member of my team

    I'm gonna second Galvantula. I'm using it in my playthrough and other than Sticky Web I wouldn't consider it "powerful" since it doesn't get Thunder yet. Sticky Web on a fast mon, though, makes it an extremely useful tool to get sweeps going, especially with your kinda slow team.
  4. thechimchan

    My Radical Reborn Adventure - Adrienn

    I AM BECOME STRONG Pre-Gym Pengu Heart Well, I didn't expect an entirely redone city. Pretty sweet that a lot of the NPC's remembered me, though I was kinda hoping to rebattle some of them. Oh well, Devon Building was awesome! Three pretty great battles and a decent amount of rando trainers to get my levels up. Speaking of...I EV TRAINED! WAH! Feels good to be optimized, yo. I can confidently outspeed pretty much everything with the sticky web support. Speaking of... Gym 16 Pengu Freeze Pengu Yellow Pengu Green Pengu Mask Pengu Johnny Pengu Black This was a really cool battle! I love field manipulation when it's done well (Shade), so getting another battle like that made me really excited! And then it ended. After Sticky Web support, I was able to clean up really easily until Florges and Whimsicott showed up and blew away the Mist, which triggered Mamoswine's Seed. With a free King Shield I was able to slam the Whimsicott, make it a 1 v 1, and Mamo was able to tear through Florges no problem. Maybe a really tough battle is coming soon? Maybe? Well, at least it was fun. Post Gym Think it's a coincidence Lin has Budew colored hair? Just me? PULSE Budew for final boss.
  5. thechimchan

    My Radical Reborn Adventure - Adrienn

    *Welcoming Linoone Noises* Pre-Gym OH MAN FIORE HOUSE! That was nuts! Battles 2 and 3 both came down to the wire and, thankfully, Florinia's Sandstorm strats benefited me as well! Losing to Solaris must suck, but between Sticky Web support and Gigalith setting up Curses when possible, I pulled through. Gym 15 Pengu Freeze Pengu Yellow Pengu Green Pengu Mask Pengu Johnny Pengu Black *Yawn* Yes yes, another gym battle. Just be able to trade pokemon 1 for 1 until Flygon sets up, same as always... alright, last mon. Altaria, huh? Must have some weird gimmick. Anyway, I'll just-- OH. Had there been megas before? I should've figured Altaria wouldn't be an ace at this point, but wow that almost ended me. If Ciel didn't feel the need to heal the chip damage from stealth rocks, and if Mamoswine didn't pull a *NICE* from his Icicle Crash, that might've been bad. Anyway, pretty uneventful otherwise.
  6. thechimchan

    My Radical Reborn Adventure - Adrienn

    Eh? Again? Pre-Gym Eh? A reasonable number of trainers? With...experience point yields? For which to level up my pokemon? In order to be powerful enough to not grind? You are too kind. Gym 14 Pengu Freeze Pengu Yellow Pengu Green Pengu Mask Pengu Johnny Pengu Black Eh? A NIDOKING OUTSPED MY 31 IV NAIVE GALVANTULA? IT DROPPED IT TO ONE HIT POINT? I STILL GOT THE STICKY WEB? thank you. So, I thought Samson was a pretty sad showing on my part, but this was just the worst. I was struggling through, needing to fish a crit with the typeless Quagsire that wiped half my team, only for another typeless mon (Pallossand) to be sent out. So I PP stalled its Giga Drain with Aggron attempting to crit Head Smash it and... its only other attack move was shadow ball. Physical shadow ball. Yeah. That was that. Post Gym Can we delete Terra?
  7. thechimchan

    My Radical Reborn Adventure - Adrienn

    haaaaaaaAAAAAAAAAAAAAH YAH! WATAH! KEEEEEEYAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA! Pre-Gym Rock Slide. Rock Slide. Rock Slide. Rock Slide. Aya died. Knife was out of usable pokemon. Rock Slide. Rock Slide. Rock Slide. Aya died. Knife was out of usable pokemon. Rock Slide.......... Aster & Eclipse was kind of a thing. Good thing there won't be any more double battles that just s- Gym 13 Pengu Freeze Pengu Yellow Pengu Green Pengu Mask Pengu Johnny Pengu Black Eruption. Heat Wave. Eruption. Heat Wave. Heat Wave. Heat Wave. Heat Wave. Heat Wave. Heat Wave. Heat Wave. Heat Wave. Heat Wave. Heat Wave. Heat Wave. Heat Wave.... Okay, it wasn't that bad. Epic reveal: I've been working towards a Sandstorm team the whole time, mainly because I predicted that the ability to overwrite weather would be super useful, and stall damage could be potentially useful if I get stuck in a bind. I was right! Snuffing out the fire, and having the sandstorm put pokemon like Volcarona into Aqua Jet range was critical. I will say though, I had to use two revives, which is unfortunate. Felt kinda bad, but also this battle wasn't fun, so whatever. Pretty much just a slam fest where I tried to maintain sandstorm and pray that Black doesn't miss a Stone Edge (he didn't!!)! So yeah, pretty uneventful overall, but it went well enough. I probably need to EV train if that Typhlosion was outspeeding a Naive/31 IV Galvantula though... TAKE ME BACK TO REBORN!!!!! Post-Gym I don't like that gym leaders are getting pokemon past the level cap. It kinda hurts the "you are on equal footing with the opponent, you just have to outplay them" thing, changing it into "you are at a intellectual and physical disadvantage, suck it up" thing. HOPEFULLY it doesn't get any more extreme than one or two levels, but it's still irritating. Also this is potentially the final main team! Maybe. It'll still sub stuff in if I need them, but this is the crew I've wanted since, like, Shade.
  8. thechimchan

    My Radical Reborn Adventure - Adrienn

    I'm....I'm still here? Pre-Gym OH BOY BLOCK PUSHING! I actually liked it! I tend to be pretty down for ice sliding and block pushing, and I'm pretty sure I haven't done the former yet. Knowing this game I'm sure it won't be horrible and dastardly and evil and upsetting and take 5 hours andneverendandkeepgoingandohgoditsSO HARD! This game would never do that! I also ended up grinding against the shard clown for about an hour, I dunno, it feels like there aren't enough normie trainers anymore to actually stay on par naturally. Some of that is me using a few extra mons, but I think I only gained about 5 total levels between leaders. Oh also what the hell. Like, what? What happened? Is this real? Is this ACTUALLY in the game? No. Probably just imagining things. GYM 12 Pengu Bell Pengu Yellow Pengu Green Pengu Orange Pengu Evil Pengu Black Aw yeah! Here we go! The Big Top might be my favorite field since Shade! I love how many ways someone can exploit it, and that there are, presumably, two three entire battles built around it! You could use Ciel's gimmick to body this dude's mons, or just fight back with another fighting type. Or, y'know, you could do something incredibly stupid to set up 3 +2/+2 Dragon Dances. I've been raising a Flygon in the back for awhile now and through the combined efforts of multiple sack mons, I slaughtered most of this guys team on my second go! My first shot didn't go too well since his Hawlucha outsped and decimated my entire team, but on my second go I slapped Arcanine on the team and did some really dumb plays. I opened against the Hariyama with the usual Sticky Web and sacked off Galvantula, immediately countering by Intimidating with Arcanine. I then switched to Black immediately, and then Arcanine again. And AGAIN. And AGAIN. At this point, both Arcanine and Gigalith were sacked off and I moved Flygon in for the sweep! 3 Dragon Dances, +6/+6 Earthquake slammed everything until his LEVEL 71 Conkeldurr ate the hit and Knocked me right Off. Pengu Bell Brave Birded it down, and did just enough to his final Blaziken that the Sand Storm the Gigalith caused way earlier finished the job. This was truly the dumbest battle I've had in awhile, I just sacked dudes optimally and he fell over. It wasn't bad at all, I just think it was really funny that this is what the victory screen looked like. Post Gym I...really hope that there's a trainer filled dungeon or something, the grind was a bit obnoxious considering I can't just sweep every team Indra has. But yeah, good to be back and, provided my classes stay temperate for a bit I should be good to post relatively often again! Oh, and I'm sure the elephant in the room couldn't possibly be real and also get worse going forward. how could it possibly get worse
  9. thechimchan

    My Radical Reborn Adventure - Adrienn

    *Ahem* Pre-Gym I...honestly don't remember. I started in Luna's canyon and that was it. I think I went to 7th Street before that? It's been a minute. I think I got burnt out resetting at the Psychologist for Aggron's nature, so you can imagine how happy I was to see what EP18 did! Gym 11 Pengu Bell Pengu Yellow Pengu Freeze Pengu Mask Pengu Johnny Pengu Black Honestly? Really easy battle! I set up sticky web, had Mask Autotomize, and slammed 4 of her mons with Head Smash. Pengu Freeze collapsed the cave on her Umbreon, and Pengu Bell jump-kicked the Bisharp that terrified me with its defiant boost. Overall, really easy battle to come back to, but I'm not upset about seeing the gang smash someone upon my return.
  10. thechimchan

    My Radical Reborn Adventure - Adrienn

    I'm back, baby~ Pre-Gym I've been pretty pessimistic the last couple posts, but Route 1 and all involved turned me around on that! Super huge route, fun gimmick, ITEMFINDER, good time! And then the stupid Arceus fight spoiled the mood. Really? A battle with a legendary holding leftovers that is 20+ levels higher than me? What is this, Ultra Sun? I've complained about things being kinda cheap before, like Kiki, but never unfair. The opponent was always forced to play by the same rules as the player, except now this enemy is 20 levels higher. I managed it by knocking off its Leftovers with Tangrowth, but it is blatantly unfair and honestly a dark spot on this otherwise really fun game so far. I get that Perish Song or Destiny Bond would do the trick, but its unlike this game to force a specific, optimal strategy. Shade's Gym, my personal favorite so far, had a bunch of ways to play with it. Keep it dark to buff your own ghost types. Don't have one? Use electric. Don't have that? Destroy the field with EQ. Don't have that? The mons aren't overpowered enough to run through a balanced team. All else failed? You still have the option to level a bit if its too much. Ugh. Alright. I'm done. Getting access to the city does mean I get to go on world-tour and find hidden items! YES! Managed to score an ability capsule to make Aggron Rock Head, which is pre-ty busted. Addrien is also a pretty neat character, excited to see more of xem (did I do that right?) eventually. The gym puzzle was also really fun, probably my favorite yet. Oh, and Pengu Heart was useful First Attempt Alright, No complaints this time! This battle was sweet, the chess gimmick really added to Radomus's coverage, and exploited my newfound Rock weakness. Trick Room also messed up everyone but Aggron, though he couldn't solo it himself. i was eventually worn down. In the daycare, however, there was someone who could solo it. Gym 10  Pengu Evil Pengu Bell Pengu Yellow Pengu Freeze Pengu Mask Pengu Orange Boosted Nasty Plot? Synthetic Seed boosting Sp. Atk? Psychic and Normal immunity? I'm pretty sure Evil actually scored every K.O. while the rest just supported him. In the Trick Room he was able to outspeed everything except Reuniclus and Slowking, which were unable to actually stop him from One-Shotting them all. I'm glad a gym made me actually consider strategy again~ Especially after that lame Arceus fight! Ugh. Alright. I'm done. Post-Gym Can i just say Radomus is a really fun character? Also Cain continues to be hilarious! I really like all the rivals and gym leaders so far. Never mind.
  11. thechimchan

    My Radical Reborn Adventure - Adrienn

    From the ashes, like a phoenix, I am born. Pre-Gym Can i say I really like the dungeons in this game? They're such a decent length with temporary heal spots, really good stuff. I'd heard people had trouble with Siegmund or whatever his name is, but honestly none of the battles this time really put up much of a fight. Even the wacky Steelix got bodied by Johnny's Brine shenanigans. So it goes when I can actually buy healing items now that I did a spot of grinding to get relevant members up to 50, I suppose~ Oh, and Pengu Heart was useful, no surprise. Gym 9 Pengu Johnny Pengu Bell Pengu Yellow Pengu Freeze Pengu Mask Pengu Orange Does...does this actually count as a gym? No interesting Terrain, mediocre levels, no cohesive strategy that I saw...I'm a bit disappointed really. Oh, and it's not just due to steel types walling him either! I'm pretty sure any mon could set up on that Girafarig, it was doing like 30-40% with Thunderbolt on Johnny. Well shoot, I don't post in like 4 days and this is how it ends? I want a refund! Give me back my time! RA! Or, y'know, I could just play the game. Post-Gym Yeah, shockingly non-challenging section! I do think it's due to easy access to items now, Knife is rolling in Poke at this point. I also feel like I have good mons at this point too, so I'm somewhat concerned the game will stop pulling any punches shortly, considering we've reached the point where nearly all pokemon can be fully evolved naturally. Only time will tell~
  12. thechimchan

    My Radical Reborn Adventure - Adrienn

    WASSUP Replies Arys: Pengu Heart may not be in the party, but he still provides the ultimate support! You'll see! Also I really wish mine had Pickup... Nerd: Yeah, it seems like Leaders always use their ace last, except Aya for some reason. I think your best bet is probably just trying to buff someone on the Machamp and go crazy on her team. Sandyghast might be good too, I caught one just in case prior to the battle. BIg, Meaty, Pre-Gym This was a really long section! Or maybe not playing for 3+ hours a day just made it feel that way... Either way, screw multi-battles, man! Sirius was a nightmare thanks to Cain's "help." Ugh. Chandelure is the worst! Either way, finally, after like 3 gyms or something, the way to the Holy Ground, aka the Railnet, is open! That means... The promised day has arrived! MOVE RELEARNER HYPE! BAM! Brave Bird Dodro! Bam! Knock Off Tangrowth! Bam! Ancient Power Piloswine! Bam! Head Smash Aggron! Wait. I need an Aron first. BY THE POWERS THAT BE, I SUMMON A GOOD NATURE ARON! I'll take it. Thanks again, Pengu Heart! You always bring good things! I will say, I didn't exactly expect to leave the city. I kinda forgot to look at the map -_- A bit laggy, but seeing normalish Pokemon environments is actually kind of relieving! The atmosphere of this game is way too good for a fan game! The music out here is also outstanding, really good stuff. Anywho, onto Spinel Town for the next gym! ...Which is evasion themed. Cool. Great. No, it's fine. That's a really fun mechanic. WAIT STOP I WASN'T READY FOR A MIDBOSS! He has my favorite mon though, so i guess I'll forgive it. This time. Also Sturdy Aggron being able to Head Smash anything near guaranteed is amazing and I love it. Still want another Ability Capsule for him though... Gym 8 Pengu Johnny Pengu Bell Pengu Yellow Pengu Freeze Pengu Nis Pengu Mask This one was really, REALLY dumb. Does anyone actually like unavoidable evasion gimmicks? No? Okay then. RNG happened to be in my favor, so the fight mostly consisted of heal spamming Aggron and Rock Sliding everything in sight until I was able to Earthquake with Pengu Freeze, destroying the field. After that, I went right back to Rock Sliding. Literally nothing fun or interesting happened. Please never have an evasion gimmick again. Post-Gym Ame I forgive you entirely.
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    My Radical Reborn Adventure - Adrienn

    Shock! Intrigue! A Double Battle Event!? Gym 7 Pengu Johnny Pengu Bell Pengu Yellow Pengu Freeze Pengu Onyx Pengu Purple Somehow I seem to be rocking these Double Battles! My strategy mostly consisted of having Steelix Curse up while his teammate supported him by trying to take out the opposing Pokemon or healing. In doing so, the Toxapex literally could not damage Onyx or Johnny, leading them to be the stars for the first half of the battle--until Salazzle showed up and Steelix had 1 too much HP to proc Sturdy off of a single Hyper Potion. Past that point, however, my boy Purple was able to come back for the first time since the last double battle and clean house with Empoleon. They were nigh unstoppable in this gym, since they were both practically immune to Toxapex. I will say though, the Entry Hazard absorption gimmick is one of my favorites thus far, way better than the simple stat boosts the last gym used. I'm not sure if I like it more than Shade's field switching, but it's certainly a contender. My boys
  14. thechimchan

    My Radical Reborn Adventure - Adrienn

    Oh, didn't see you there. Welcome to the topic. Enjoy your stay~ Pre-Gym WHY CANT ANYONE JUST HAND ME ANYTHING. i'll be honest, its getting a bit frustrating that people can't just give me something. I feel like I wanted the Byxbysion Key like 10 hours ago, Corey seriously couldn't just hand me a badge, Kiki couldn't just hand me a badge... AGH. This section felt pretty bland. The Ashen Beach was full of really easy, 1 pokemon trainers, and the constant Magcargo fights in Pyrous Mountain were frustrating. The fight with the Fire Guy was pretty nice though~ Thank you Pengu Heart, for your beautiful gift. Gym 6 Pengu Johnny Pengu Bell Pengu Yellow Pengu Freeze Pengu Nis Pengu Onyx Hmmmm, I didn't like this one. The Ashen Beach is ludicrously overpowered (though one could use it themselves, I suppose) making it impossible to really use much strategic play I feel. This is the only gym so far that I simply swept through with Dodrio Swords Dance and in the rain Empoleon. After a Sticky Web, nothing could stop him, but it felt like if I DIDN'T sweep, I would get swept myself. That's probably just me liking the tension that comes from full team battles though~ Post-Gym ...What did having a battle have to do with her health? Why is Victoria being like this? WHY CANT SHE HAND ME A PIN AND A CD *sigh*
  15. thechimchan

    My Radical Reborn Adventure - Adrienn

    Post 4 Pre-Gym FINALLY This was such a long time coming! Sticky Web and Empoleon's bulk are going to be so good. Especially considering the non-gym difficulty is definitely increasing! Fern's Roserade came incredibly close to sweeping my entire team, as did Cain's Nidoking. I have a feeling that they're ev'd at this point? While exploring for Rock Smash spots I also ended up in an ice mountain with different battle music! The exploration in this game is super rewarding, especially when a Jolly Swinub is part of that~ Seeing as Ghost is next up, I'm doing the unthinkable: removing Linoone. You'll be remembered, buddy! The orphanage was also great for getting Swinub up to speed, same with the Tangela I've had in Daycare for the entire game. That said, it's gym time! 5 MYG Pengu Johnny Pengu Bell Pengu Yellow Pengu Freeze Pengu Nis Pengu Onyx Annnnnnnnd swept by Gengar. Okay, Piloswine was able to tank a hit and Earthquake, but he was wiped by Banette the next turn. A bit disheartening that. But I believed! And I didn't want to grind! Mostly the second one! 4 or so attempts later, I managed to nail it with an insane combination of prediction, planning, and luckskill. Upon entering the field, Pengu Yellow immediately laid down a Sticky Web and Charged the battlefield before going down to Shade's Gengar. By some miracle, Piloswine was able to enter the field, take a Shadow Ball, and dish out an Earthquake that took the Gengar down. Unfortunately, this knocked out Galvantula's Charge, which allowed Banette to revenge-kill Freeze, but not before he got off a desperation Ice Shard. With that, Empoleon scored a critical Brine, finishing off the Banette. In retaliation, Shade let loose his Rotom that Charged the battlefield with his Discharge. Unfortunately for him, I predicted this and swapped into Onix, who was able to hang on with sturdy and set up Stealth Rocks before going down the following turn. Inadvertently, because Rotom Charged the field, Tangrowth was able to consume his seed, gaining a Special Attack boost and Laser Focus, allowing him to one shot the Rotom. The Dhelmise and Doublade that followed suffered a similar fate, going down to 3 Giga Drains due to the Stealth Rock support from Onyx. The real battle, however, was just beginning. Unbeknownst to me, Shade's ace Mimkyu's Decoy was not shattered by the rocks, which forced Nis to do it himself while the foe proceeded to Swords Dance. With one Shadow Claw, Nis was brought down. With his decoy removed, and minute damage from the rocks, Dodrio hit the field and Plucked the Mimkyu's Sitrus Berry, which, unknown to me at the time, was key to victory. By some stroke of luck Pengu Bell avoided the super charged Play Rough and landed one more Pluck, putting the opponent in Brine range before going down. With just Pengu Johnny remaining, I had faith he could survive one Shadow Claw and went for the Brine. Shade countered this with a Hyper Potion, making me doubt my ability to win since brine did under half. I repeated the action, still hoping that I could eat one hit and, luckily, I could. With one more last-ditch Aqua Jet, the Mimikyu was taken down, and the 4th Badge was finally mine. Post-Gym I said the second gym was one of the most intense I've ever had, but that didn't even hold a candle to this. Every single turn, every Pokemon on my team, mattered from start to finish. If one thing had changed, if I didn't Ice Shard the Banette, if I didn't charge the field turn one and than break it immediately with Earthquake allowing the Rotom to recharge it later, if Mimikyu's Play Rough hadn't missed, I wouldn't have won. I had actually heard about this gym being particularly brutal a long time ago, and I'm pretty interested to see how it went before Mimikyu was a thing. The gen 6 and 7 integration is really natural, I'm kinda surprised this was originally a gen 5 game! Makes me wonder, really, how there are still at least 12 more gym leaders yet to fight. What sort of nastiness do they have prepped!? I'm certainly excited to find out.
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