<<<WARNING WALL-O-TEXT POKEMON WARSTORY>>>
Not wanting to get shown up by Elliot, I sat down and hammered out the Cynthia fight, and thus am probably not going to sleep tonight. I was finally victorious. and boy is it a warstory. As you can see above, my team is ever so slightly underleveled to take on 6 pokes with level ranges from 58-62. I brike down and decided to see what moves my guys could learn, given some of my hoarded Rare Candies (i.e. Pokecrack). So, Gengar learned Destiny Bond. Let the fun ensue...
...sorta. There is of course the matter of that infernal Garchomp of her's, which outspeeds everything on my team without trying. And of course, Gengar is, well, incredibly frail. After a number of attempts, I found that a healthy poisoning could do the trick. Enter Toxic TM and my Swift Swim RDLumineon (Rain Dance).
Fight! Gengar uses Destiny Bond, Spiritomb uses Shadow Ball, both meet their doom. Next, Milotic. Send in Lumineon, which walls it completely, and a Revive later, I have my Gengar back. From previous battles I learned that I can lure Garchomp out by inflicting status on Milotic, so I try a Toxic, then follow it up with RD to make sure I have the speed necessary to destroy Chomp. Big mistake. Milotic's Surf is now hitting me for chunks of damage, and I waste ~4 Hyper Potions keeping it alive. Finally it is vanquished due to the Toxic, and I move on to Lucario. Switch in Gengar, and use Destiny Bond. Lucario uses Stone Edge. Miss. A wasted shot. I try again. Same circumstance. Once more, and finally Stone Edge hits, allowing my Gengar to drag the little steel jackal into the abyss. Roserade next. Switch in Toxicroak as Revive fodder, it dies to Extrasensory (see type coverage ^), and then Gengar lands a Destiny Bond to seal the deal. Now, it cometh: Garchomp. I switch in Lumineon, but if you've been counting, you know RD left a while ago. Switching, Reviving my Lumineon, and as luck would have it, thinking my now Lv. 53 Lumineon could sponge 1 hit to get off Toxic, Garchomp misses with Dragon Rush and I get my Toxic down. Come to find out next turn, my Lumineon would have died hard to Garchomp's attack. Thanks to Garchomp's Sitrus Berry, the Toxic poisoning is allowed to kill Garchomp without activating the "holycrapmytrumpcardisabouttodieFullRestore". Now all that's left is Togekiss. Now, facial expressions:
About to kill Garchomp:
Switching in Gengar:
Realizing I have no more PP for Destiny Bond (count above, stupid Lucario...):
Realizing I only have enough healing stuff for a little while:
Okay, so I figure I can do something else. I'm in panic mode, so I let Gengar die and send in Kricketune, which knows Perish Song. Click. Togekiss uses Air Slash. Pop! Now only Lumineon is left (somewhere in there Jolteon and Alakazam die, but I don't remeber where, probably while I'm trying to poison Garchomp). Now, seriously, the next 25 minutes of the fight was a stall war, my healing and revival items versus Togekiss and it's arsenal of painful special attacks. Exactly once, Air Slash misses, allowing me to use an Max Elixer on Gengar. Then, its a waiting game. I used every healing item I had, including some roots I had found, Sitrus Berries, and every single potion and Revive I had. I decide, what the heck, if I am going to die, I'm going down with Kricketune. Thus, I end up with Kricketune and Gengar, both with half of their max health. And Togekiss uses Aura Sphere. That's right, I stalled it out of Air Slashes and Shock Waves, and it decided to use Aura Sphere instead of the lethal Water Pulse, allowing my Kricketune to survive and provide a PP charged switch in for my Gengar, while leaving one poke alive to keep me standing after Gengar dies. Now I pray. Switch in Gengar. Togekiss used Aura Sphere. Never before have I been so glad to see "It doesn't effect Gengar..." appear on my screen. Destiny Bond, Togekiss uses Water Pulse, and, not a more fitting ending could be written, me with no more survival tools, the one effective attack Togekiss having set of Destiny Bond for the win, and my favorite team member, Kricketune, gaining a level at the conclusion. I shook through the credits with glee, thinking, "Wow, this makes up for the atrocious hax that kept me re-fighting all the Team Galactic bosses."
Kricketune (female) Lv. 54
Lumineon (female) Lv. 53
Gengar (female) Lv. 51
Jolteon (male) Lv. 48
Alakazam (male) Lv. 47
Toxicroak (male) Lv. 47
Total Time: 43:50
Note: Seems all of my Male Pokemon were sacrifices, while all my Female's kicked butt when it came down to it. Silly!
Well, happy 5:10 am all. Great comic Jake, see you all in school in 2 hours.