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4th Gen Recent Happenings Thread

Det. Viper

That’s Detective Viper to you
After all the flights and a partial week back at home I managed to make it to the point where Team Rocket has taken over the Radio Tower in Goldenrod. Made good progress I think.

My current team (all level 36):


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Today I finally managed to defeat the Sunyshore Gym in Pearl and acquire the TM move Waterfall. Next stop Victory Road!

Shiny Venusaur

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A few years ago I moved my original Sapphire team up to Diamond but I never went further than that. Decided that since it's the original team, I'd get the important ribbons on the six before I move them up throughout the generations. Over the past week I went got the Gorgeous Ribbon, Royal Ribbon, and Gorgeous-Royal Ribbon on all six. Lotta grinding, lotta money. But glad that's taken care of.

Been chipping away on some of the other ribbons before I can move them up. My current order of business is getting the first Battle Tower Ability Ribbon (I love this team but there's no way any combination of them is going to 49 with the two Tower Tycoon battles). It's been pretty slow going but I'm 3/6 complete. After a few failed attempts I've started just brining one at a time and using two of my normal Battle Tower mon's to do most of the heavy lifting. It's been pretty effective so far.

Shiny Venusaur

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I *don't think* mods will be mad about about double post in this thread a week after the fact, but worst case, please just merge it.

I was able to finish the remaining three pokemon for the ability ribbon 1 this weekend. Wasn't awful but it wasn't easy either, especially the last one I had to do. Swellow was pretty much dead weight against Palmer and that battle had everything you would expect from a Battle Tower medal fight; multi-turn paralysis, focus band activating back to back, crits. It had everything.

What's nice now though is the hardest part of this is behind me. All 6 members of my original Sapphire team have the three expensive ribbons and the first Ability Ribbon. Everything should be a cakewalk at this point.

My next step is to check the ribbon's I might want in Sinnoh before moving everything over to Soul Silver for the League HoF record (sadly no ribbon) and then the ribbon for defeating Red.

Part of me is really glad I was super procrastinatory back in 2006/2007 and never moved up my team, the other part of me is sad I somehow left them behind and it only got worse as the years went on as I didn't want to take them from their original game. It's been a lot of fun using the same team that helped me experience Hoenn for the first time.