SO I SEE FROM YOUR AVATAR THAT YOU ENJOY TOUHOU AS WELL.
I'm going to play a bit of Unthinkable Natural Law (its proper title be damned) and then get around to some more Tohomon today. We gots things to do.
Right! So today we're going to try to catch us a Wriggle, and get her and Cheech here up to acceptable levels.
Also I was poking around one of the other Tohomon games a bit ago (Merry Version) and dear god the spriting is horrid. Though they do remix the music which is not done here.
Another thing: I forgot to check Cheech's ability when we first got him, so I did now. It is "Pickup". OF COURSE! Also it occurs to me that the reason Marisa can spawn as male is probably because of the "Pimp Marisa" meme. Which is among my favorite Touhouisms, personally.
so, we should head back to the Pokemon center to get Cheech in fighting shape and oh hey.
Well, you know what they say about looking a gift horse in the mouth.
we are such fucking winners.
Let us peep her Pokedex entry.
and of course
can't forget the most important part.
Now I know "Bruce" here is a girl, but I figure we can just call her Lee. That's a unisex name, right?
Also, she was holding something.
We're gonna let her keep that, since she's currently our only Bug-type Touhou. I'm not sure what this is a reference too, but it kinda resembles a UFO. So....Ten Desires maybe? That was the game with the UFO powerups, right? I don't even remember. '>_>
Alright, let's take a look at her info screens.
I apologize for this being huge, but putting up a single three-screenshot spread instead of three separate pictures saves space on my flickr account. Forgive me.
She looks pretty solid overall (I could've sworn she was dualtype Fighting), but we need to teach her some better moves.
So! I'm going to take her and Cheech to the Touhou center and do some offscreen grinding which I pray won't take too long, and we'll get a longer update in sometime later today.
So this happened.
More importantly, while grinding, it occurred to me we have a bit of unfinished business to take care of.
fuck you, Gary.
Anywho, back to grinding. Actual update will come later.
Whilst out grinding further, I ran into a Chibi Alice.
I have actually never encountered an Alice of any evolutionary level in this game as far as I know. So they must be quite rare. In spite of that, I didn't catch it, but if you guys want me to. I can.
also um, it knows....Harden...for some reason.
I'm not sure what this is a reference too, but it kinda resembles a UFO. So....Ten Desires maybe? That was the game with the UFO powerups, right?
So hey! We got Cheech up to Level 10 and Lee up to 9 (we're going to grind that last level momentarily), but guess where we are?
Yes! This LP is ripe with the stench of progress!*
*if you don't get this, google "the room is ripe with the stench of bitches". NSFW, yet hilarious.
now I think this is usually blocked off somehow at this point in the game (correct me if I'm wrong), but you'll notice we can totally walk about in here.
I wonder what we'll encounter?
oh hey a Chibi Satori how ador--
Yeah, let's just get out of here.
That's the consequence for sequence-breaking. You run into wild Touhou you can't easily KO or catch. Trust me when I say that that's probably among the weakest Touhou you'd find in there. I recall finding Chibi Yuugi in levels upward of 20.
Also we leveled up Lee by taking down Flying-type Touhou. You know, the ones she's weak to? Man, Bruce Lee the Wriggle just does not give a fuck.
Okay! So who's ready to take on Brock? I am, next installment, that is.
FrictionalMinnesota said: I'm not sure what this is a reference too, but it kinda resembles a UFO. So....Ten Desires maybe? That was the game with the UFO powerups, right?It's a normal item in the Pokemon games. (*It's a pile of powder on a little square of cloth*)
I sometimes wonder if I'm taking too many/too few.
Also I may run into problems if my Flickr account runs out of space for the month. Hopefully it won't.
(also you can still vote y'know >>)
oh by the way, expect a new catch tally soon, as we're moving into a different area.
Zestpoole the Sakuya: Perfect & Elegant Combat ExpertRei the Medicine: Unnervingly Competent GenocidalistCheech the Marisa: Unusually Feminine Thief & StonerBruce the Wriggle: Kung-Fu Kicking Firefly Girl
So, I've decided we need some cash. Because we have almost none.
Y'all know what that means! Beating up trainers for money!
Our first encounter is with a woman who just hates being looked at, apparently. Because she battles with us as soon as we do (I knew someone like this in preschool, true story).
If you're wondering why we need cash. It's for repels. If you're wondering why we need repels, you have clearly never had to suffer through....MOUNT....MOON.
But that's a bit of a ways off, yet.
After taking down some more trainers, this happens.
Behold the best sentence you will ever read.
Because of course.
Alright, I think we're about ready to take on Brock now.
So let's do that, but before we do, let's meet the best character in the entire fucking game.
FUCK YEAH, MOTIVATIONAL GUY.
I honestly just love this dude, I don't know why so many people hate him (and really, a lot seem to). He's just the nicest guy in the world apparently. Either he randomly looked at you and decided "I am going to be this trainer's cheerleader throughout the rest of their career", or he does this for a living. I'm not sure which is more awesome.
Alright, now that we've been pumped the hell up, let's tackle this gym.
says the boyscout.
Whatever, let's kick this guy's ass.
this is a Chibi Suika. Actual Suika is a density-controlling alcoholic. This Suika is the game's generic rock 'mon. So it goes. To their credit, she does learn a few density related moves (eg. Minimize) later on. But still, don't care how Chibi she is, it's not Suika if it's not chugging sake.
We have Lee kick its face in, and proceed on to his Chibi Chen,
wait a minute.
You can't actually see it too well here, but that is the animation for Mud Sport, not Mudslap.
This bothers me about this game. I don't know why it was done or even if it was intentional, but for some reason, Mudslap uses Mud Sport's animation. It's annoying and wrong.
In any case, we manage to defeat his Chen with only mild difficulty (it would've been easier if we'd used someone other than Rei, but she needs the EXP.), though we did need to feed her one of my two potions. Which sucks.
But yeah, it's Gym Leader Fighting Time. Bitches.
After a quick stop at the Touhou Center that is, and a restock on potions (now we have two again, yaaay)
also this girl.
okay let's do this.
so we talk to Brock and he informs us thaaaat
by "willpower" he means "penis".
Yes, I am accusing Brock of being a puppetfucker. What of it?
Furthermore, he seems to feel the need to inform us--because, I guess we couldn't tell from the fact that this is the Rock gym, and that there's rocks on the ground everywhere, and that his name is Brock--that
shock and amazement.
Furthermore, he seems to feel the need to taunt us.
I'm actually pretty confident I'm going to win, just given that my two most powerful Touhou both know Fighting and/or Steel moves. But hey whatever, act like Gary for all I care (fuck you, Gary. You're a bad influence).
And his first Touhou iiiiis!
a Suika, of course.
Let's take bets on how many of these he has.
Uh, hey. Apparently Rock moves are super-effective against Ice.
Bruce Lee! It's all up to you now.
Yeah, after getting our asses handed to us, we manage to squeak a victory out of his Suika, and his next Touhou is another...oh,
Well, hmm. Seems the accusations of puppetfuckery kind of pissed him off a little bit.
We're going to have to do some thinking here. Apparently Rock is super effective against both Bug and Ice types, which I did not know, and which sort of nullifies both of our trump cards.
So I'll see you all next update after I've figured out what to do, though suggestions are certainly welcome.
ProfessorGator said:Honestly, if I was the one doing this, I'd be uncomfortable going to Route 4 already because it is a little sequence-breaky. But on the other hand, it's not as bad as running through Diglett's Cave and then going up from Vermillion to Saffron before even thinking about seeing Brock.
Honestly, if I was the one doing this, I'd be uncomfortable going to Route 4 already because it is a little sequence-breaky. But on the other hand, it's not as bad as running through Diglett's Cave and then going up from Vermillion to Saffron before even thinking about seeing Brock.
Oh that's right there's usually a dude there, isn't there.
Totally forgot about that.
Well. Sorry I already beat most of them up. ^_^;
ProfessorGator said:I'd like Alice, too. But I don't really want to make you catch one right now because you've already cleared Viridian Forest and worked your way over to Route 4. Maybe before we fight Misty, if we can catch her around Cerulean.
I'd like Alice, too. But I don't really want to make you catch one right now because you've already cleared Viridian Forest and worked your way over to Route 4. Maybe before we fight Misty, if we can catch her around Cerulean.
That a vote for, or should I only add one later?
I don't know how common Alices are, or even what their movesets are.
Anyway, one tally (I) for Chibi Alice.
The only Touhoes I really wanna catch personally are Nue (she knows Transform....and other moves) and maybe Yukari, and I don't even know where to find the latter.
Yarrun said:As for dealing with CLetty, well, she has a double weakness against fighting. One good Jump Kick (or Double Kick) should weaken her enough to finish up with Rei/Cheech.
As for dealing with CLetty, well, she has a double weakness against fighting. One good Jump Kick (or Double Kick) should weaken her enough to finish up with Rei/Cheech.
Actually it may have been Rei who was crippled by Powder Snow.
Either way, it's an issue.
Fun fact: Apparently when you turn the VisualBoy Advance's sound off, the emulator runs at double speed.
I have no idea why this is, but it's amusing.
Catch Tally, now including Pokemon I've run into near Mt. Moon:
I will attempt an update today.
Also during grinding yesterday we replaced Zesty's useless Scratch attack with the far more hardcore Metal Claw.
Right, so we ran into several new Touhoes yesterday, who I will add to the catch tally and expound upon if we run into them again.
More importantly, we're leveled up a bit.
so I feel a bit more confident in tackling Brock now. Lettys hope we can.
So after stocking up on all the potions we can buy (which is uh, three)
and getting a pep talk/come on by motivational guy
and remembering to save state this time
we can now rock and roll. Get it? Rock and...okay, no. I'm sorry.
alright so let's hopefully kick his ass this time.
So, we plow through his Suika with minimal difficulty, and then he for some reason sends out Yuugi, who we're able to paralyze and slowly erode down, but Lee and Cheech get KO'd in the process. And then he sends out a Tenshi, which is uh...interesting. So we beat that, but uh
this is where we're at folks. No potions left, our speed down two stages from freaking Rock Tomb, and up against a Touhoe that can massacre us in one hit.
Through some miracle, though the Letty survives our first Double Kick (barely) and uses a Rock Tomb, it misses, so we can kick its face in with no remaining problems.
Now we can move on to doing more fun things. Like getting lost in Mt. Moon! Hooray!
talking to Motivational Guy.
Alright, so let's do this.
I got us some Repels so hopefully we won't run into too many Zubat stand-ins.
Not even five steps in.
Meet Koakuma, everybody. I'm not catching one of these. They are annoying and useless. Not even putting it on the catch tally. I think they're dark type.
In the Touhou games, Koakuma is Patchy Knowledge(the purple witch Imipolex is always using as an avatar)'s familiar, she lacks even an official name (Koakuma is a fan-coined term). Here, she is a Zubat expy and equally as difficult to make useful.
And of course we run into that little girl by the entrance, and she has a Chibi Tei! Now if you've never heard of a Touhou named Tei, well don't worry, because there isn't one. There is however, one named Tewi, who people sometimes insist is "actually" called Tei. I don't claim to understand the reasoning here. Point is, it knows Sweet Kiss, which confuses our Touhoe. Making me scream "God Dammit, Tewi" many, many times.
So, after heading back to the Touhou Center near the cave's entrance already to heal up our KO'd Cheech, we continue back into the cave.
oooooh, a rock.
I'll be honest, folks. There is very little in this cave that is interesting. So I'm going to go offscreen for a bit and come back when something worth reporting happens.
What I may do, if I can get it to work, is record my uneventful journey through Mt. Moon if any of you want to actually watch it.
If not, well, I dunno.
and I don't seem to be able to get that to work.
I dunno. I'll trapse through this place then and give you guys the interesting stuff.
I just don't wanna take so many screencaps aaaaaaaaaaaaaah
oh hey wot's this.
Touhou gangsters you say?
one can't help but wonder.
Anyway, let's see what kind of heat he's packing, surely it's a powerful Touhou of some kind. Perhaps Yukari, or Yuyuko, or...
nope, it's a pissed off wolf-dog with mange. Which isn't to say it's not powerful, as you'll see in a moment, but still.
Yeah, these are Dark Chibi Touhou (this particular one being a take on Momiji, who we have run into but I have not screencapped for I am lazy), most Rocket Touhoe in the game are. It's a nice touch, but it also kind of bothers me that you can catch them yourself, considering how unabashedly their 'Dex entries allude to abuse (as you'll see if we ever do catch one).
They're also fucking tough to beat. Not in the least because for some reason Cut is super-effective against Zesty (what the hell, seriously?). Which makes them doubly annoying
I hate everything right now.
And yes, that's Intimidate. Every single one of them has Intimidate as its special ability. Does that make sense to you? Because it shouldn't. Nothing is scary about Chen. I don't care how pissed she is.
Yeah. We just got swept by a random Rocket, and we also lost all of our money (and I do mean all of it) to him. So we've got nothing to buy Repels or Potions with either.
No, it does not get any easier or less frustrating from here.
I'm going to have to do some more--actually, a lot more--grinding. I'll post another update if I get done with that tonight. Hopefully I can get Zestpoole to evolve.
Meet Koakuma, everybody. I'm not catching one of these. They are annoying and useless. Not even putting it on the catch tally.
Now if you've never heard of a Touhou named Tei, well don't worry, because there isn't one. There is however, one named Tewi, who people sometimes insist is "actually" called Tei. I don't claim to understand the reasoning here.
ProfessorGator said:Wait. Why isn't Zestpoole evolving?
Wait. Why isn't Zestpoole evolving?
There such a thing as the opposite of a jinx?
Didn't screencap her movetable as she hasn't learned anything new (it's still Iron Claw, Leer, Knife Throw, and Double Kick).
So Gator, you're now my evolution coach. Congratulations. I'm also going to try to get Cheech to evolve, but that may take awhile*
Also note: Zesty, as a non-chibi Sakuya, has now acquired the Steel subtype. Meaning she's less prone to exploding on contact with anything. Though we should definitely avoid Fire types.
*you can also get a sunstone and evolve Chibi Marisas into "Advent Marisas" but I know nothing about the Advent series and we don't have a sunstone anwyay, so it's not looking likely.
Yarrun said:That is bizarre. Cut's normal. If anything, it should be uneffective.
That is bizarre. Cut's normal. If anything, it should be uneffective.
Also we just ran into our first Chibi Reisen. They are useless little bunnies* and they are Psychic type.
*uselessness may vary
The catch tally again is thus:
these are all Chibi.
I've dropped Alice because I don't want to go back to the Veridian forest again. If we run into her elsewhere, I'll put her back on.
IMPORTANT EDIT: We also just ran into a Chibi Rumia, so I'm adding that to the list.
Rumia is a darkness Youkai and mostly known for being the first boss of the modern PC Touhou games, and the first to operate under contemporary spellcard rules. Also she's gotta ribbon. It should go without saying that she is Dark type.
Hey I picked up a Calm Mind TM.
And we stole a Moon Stone from a Reisen. Thinking I'm gonna sell the latter.
I done a bad thing.
s...she was only 500 Yen and....I mean LOOK at her.
Regardless I will let you all vote on whether we keep her as normal. I'm sensing a Magikarp set up here, though.
It doesn't have a name. It's just called Fairy. I named her Derpy though. Cuz fairies are derpy.
If nothing else I figure we can just kinda keep her as a pet.
also I was not expecting what happened just now in the slightest. Pictures forthcoming.
THE POWER OF KUNG FU
I'm going to ask anyone who had any to hold their vote on the Fairy. I'm going to look up what she actually evolves into/does and then we'll all vote.
Right now I'm thinking we'll just hang onto her as a pet of sorts for the moment.
Reisen: IMomiji:Suika:Tewi: Rumia: III
Okay, so according to this Liveblog on TVTropes which I am hoping is a reliable source of information here, the Fairy is capable of thus:
Fairy is just a fairy. Like in any Touhoumon game, it can evolve into either Daiyousei, Lily Black, or Lily White depending on the attack and defense. Attack higher = Lily Black, lower = Lily White, equal = Daiyousei. Unlike in other Touhoumon hacks, however, she actually has FIVE possible evolutions. With a Thunderstone she evolves into Kodaichan, a mon based on a fairy that appeared in the PC-98 games, and with a Fire Stone she evolves into the ghost-type Zombie Fairy.Incidentally, according to the actual wiki for this game, the stat-based evolutions are meant to be totally removed in an upcoming update to Touhoumon Blue and Touhoumon Green. Instead, the Fairy would evolve to Daiyousei by Leaf Stone, Lily Black by Moon Stone, and Lily White by Sun Stone. Neat. Wiki here.
If we do keep Derpy, I will allow you all to vote on what I should try to evolve it into.
I have no idea which of these infoblocks applies by the way.
Also we ran into a Kisume (aka a Bucketloli), but those are not up for capture. Because their sprite is broken, so they look like a weird, deformed Kabuto.
It bothers me, I'm sorry.
Rumia's in then, I suppose.
I hope I can find another. I've only run into one so far.
Oh, and think of nicknames for her, or she's going to be called Jesus.
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