What’s good, everyone? Joshua Evo here, and I’m bringing you the first in a new series of articles I’m calling my Gameplay Diaries. Before I get started, I want to give a big shoutout to fellow blogger Ashley “roboheartbeat” Hagood for the inspiration. On her blog, she keeps game diaries for all the fantastic RPGs she plays, because she loves them. After recently reading her Destiny: The Taken King entry, I decided I wanted to do one myself, and I wanted to start with something that’s near and dear to my heart. I hope you all join me as I take on the Elite Four in Pokémon Omega Ruby.
I realize that this is a lot later in the game than most people would start documenting for themselves, but what can I say… sometimes the end of a journey can be a lot more action packed and interesting than the rest of the journey. I also feel the same way about the Super Bowl and the World Series, just saying. Ever since the introduction of the Pokebank, it’s been a whole hell of a lot easier breed, grind and train up some very capable parties of Pokémon and I’m no exception to this. Once I stomped my way through Team Magma and the Gym Leaders, I fired up Pokemon X and brought over a team of Pokemon that I have somewhat of a personal attachment to.
Now that I’ve raided Monster Island of some of its more powerful denizens for the sole purposes of bashing in the faces of four random people in a house I was ready to get going on this.
After the burly gentlemen at the gate verified that I had my eight badges, I rolled up to meet the first of the E4.
Turns out that the welcoming committee of the most formidable Pokemon trainers in all the land is a snappily dressed, David Draiman-looking gentleman who goes by the name of Sidney.
So after a lot of pontificating about the deeper meaning of Pokemon battling, we went into the battle. However, because I am who I am (and the fact that I have six of Toho’s finest at my disposal) the battle didn’t last long. Mothra alone was enough to rip most of the team to pieces… so much for a goddess of peace and guardian of Earth, amirite? Once I got the usual post battle “Damn, I lost, but you’ll definitely succeed even though the next one of us is allegedly stronger than I was” dialogue, I was on my way to the second member of the Elite Four… and if it were even possible, her house is even creepier.
From my previous experience with the original Pokemon Ruby/Sapphire/Emerald, I knew that I was coming up against a trainer who specialized in commanding Ghost-type Pokemon. As a long time player, I know that Ghost-types are nothing to mess around with. They have an immunity to Normal and Fighting type attacks and really enjoy confusing and cursing Pokemon in battle, so this trainer is probably very intense and skilled with an intimidating manner.
So apparently we’re going to a Luau after this battle. I mean, I’m not one to judge on appearances, but at first glance, I don’t look up and see the legendary teacher of Ghost-type Pokemon. I know better than to be fooled though, she’s got some power. Unfortunately for her, Ghost-types don’t play well with Dark-types, which is what about HALF of my Monster Island team here is. Suffice it to say, this battle didn’t go on for long either. With Phoebe in the bag, it was time to turn my attention to the rest of the Elite Four. How’d that go? Stay tuned for Part 2!
— Evo out.