Day 12 – A little Paperwork

Today as I explored the Unova region I started out in the Battle Company. I left the battle company and went into a building where they do nothing but take surveys.

The girl there asked me if I wanted to answer some surveys before I left. I agreed and it turns out she wanted me to answer about 8 surveys.

After finally completing the surveys I went back outside and decided to end my adventure in Castelia City.

Day 12 – Mighty Tranquill

Today as I explored the Unova region I decided to look around inside some cities. I went to Castelia City and went into the Battle Company. When I entered I was given an Exp. Share which is very handy!

After the janitor who gave me that went up the elevator I followed him. I went onto the 47th floor and battled a lot of trainers. None of them could defeat my mighty Tranquill though. After that I went onto another floor which had the janitor on it.

Apparently the owner of the Battle Company is his grandson. So I battled him and then he got mad when I defeated him. After that I decided that I would stop my adventure at the Battle Company.

Day 11 – Clay one shots my team

Today as I explored the Unova region I started out in Driftveil City. I decided to go into the gym and challenge the gym leader Clay. The gym was very dark and you move on conveyor belts. I had to battle a few people since I ran into them but defeated them easily. Finally I found Clay.

I Began to battle him and defeated his first two Pokémon with ease. However his last Pokémon was an Excadrill. I never thought that Excadrills were strong but apparently his is. He got critical hits on every one of my Pokémon and beat me.

After going to the Pokémon Center I decided to end my adventure for the day there.

Day 10 – A Deerling for all Seasons

As I explored the Unova region today I started out on Route 6. I walked along until I found a lab. Outside of the lab was a scientist that wanted to battle. So I battled him. He had 1 Pokémon making it very easy to defeat him. After defeating him I went inside of the Season Research Lab.

I loved the 4 Swords Deerling Game!

I discovered that the scientists inside are obsessed with Deerlings since they had 4 of them in there.

Deerling change how they look depending on what season it is. After looking around the lab I went outside and found a Moonstone right next to the lab. After Picking it up I decided to end my journey for the day next to the Season Research Lab.

Day 9 – Is that an item?

As I explored the Unova region today I started on Route 6. I was battling my way through wild Pokémon so I could get to the trainer I saw ahead. After battling and defeating the trainer I saw something on the ground so I decided to go and pick it up.

Apparently I can’t tell the difference between an item and a Foongus. So I battled another Foongus and defeated it with ease. After that I found an elixir right by it so I decided to end my journey for the day on Route 6.

Day 8 – A Foongus among us

As I explored the Unova region today I started out next to the motorcyclist Charles. I looked around Driftveil City a little longer and then went out onto Route 6 to see if there were any trainers to battle. Almost immediately I found a wild Foongus.

A Foongus among us. WRONG, this is not a Foongus!!

This fearsome Foongus poisoned my Pokémon so I had to go back to the Pokémon Center to heal up. After healing I went back to Route 6 and found a trainer. She was very easy to defeat so it did not take me very long to move on. I found another trainer who liked rain apparently. She had a Castform which is an odd Pokémon. It hurt one of my Pokémon very badly but I defeated it before it could defeat my Pokémon. After this I decided that it was a good place to stop my adventures for the day.

Day 7 – You got another thing coming

As I explored the Unova region today I started out on the Driftveil Drawbridge. I crossed the rather lame bridge on my bike and entered into Driftveil City.

I went to the Pokemon Center and healed up and then looked around the city. As I looked around I found Charles the motorcyclist riding his motorcycle next to a building. Apparently riding a motorcycle in a city between a wall and a building is a good idea.

Anyway he was saying the same things he did last time so I battled him again and defeated him. After defeating him I decided to stop my journey right there next to Charles.

Worlds 2010 – Two years later

I am pretty sure that this is the latest tournament report ever, EVER!

So it has been more than 2 years since we went to the 2010 Pokémon World Championship in wonderful Kona HI.

I did not play and did not try to grind in , I just went along for the ride. However I did enjoy myself mostly and think it was totally worth it to go.

Before I talk about the event, a little back history. We started playing the card game late summer 2008, I found it to be challenging and fun and we really enjoyed it, even if we did not know what we were doing. Looking for tips on the net I found out that the World Championships were being held in Orlando. We were very excited and a group of 10 of us went to it, we had a great time. However, once again we had no clue how to really play, we had been playing for all of 3 weeks at that point.

We had such a great time we wanted to go to more events, I looked it up and found an upcoming Battle Road, we went and did as well as noobs always do. We were pretty bad, on the way home from Orlando we talked about how insane it was how the other players got set up so fast (I so miss Claydols).

That is when it hit us, using powerful Pokémon does not really make a deck, your cards need to work together. We then started looking at PokeGym and those type of websites. We did a few net decks and finally understood what it was all about.

In Florida States that year both of the kids came in 6th, in Regionals, 3rd and 6th again. We did make it to St. Louis for Nationals that year, but did not do so well, however we understood what needed to be done in order to win more.

The 2009-2010 Season we played a LOT and went to every event we could. We did well and when Faron got the invite we really wanted to go. However money was an issue, so that is where this website was born!

Thanks to everyone that donated to helping Faron get to Hawaii, it was touch and go for a while, but that last week we got a lot of unexpected donations.

Hawaii was fun, even if we only got to go for the weekend, no joke, Friday got there, left Sunday night!

The event however, it was a letdown. It did not feel like a World Class event, it felt like a slightly nicer Regional event. It was not particularly well run if you ask me, lot of confusion and misdirection. Maybe I am spoiled by the PTOs that we have in Florida, they run things so well anything else is just not that great.

It was hard to watch Faron play, no really it was, they had the juniors down in this pit and it was impossible to see them. It was nerve-racking, win-lose-win-lose and then win out the final 3 and then come in 17th with a 5-2 record. However that is how it ended up, I am not one of those parents to stand around and yell at their kids to focus on winning more. I spent most of my time out on a couch outside the event hall.  I would have been on the net posting updates, but the hotel wanted like $14 for wi-fi access, absurd!

Since Faron came in 17th and the cutoff for Top Cuts was 16, we went sightseeing the

next day rather than going to the tournament. We made the right choice. Had a great time going around seeing things.

So that is my report, very worth going, but somewhat of a letdown.

Day 6 – Born to be wild

Today as I explored the Unova region I found a motorcyclist named Charles that was in my way so I couldn’t cross the Driftveil Drawbridge. He was battling another trainer but decided that he wanted to battle me instead. Charles is a great guy and all but all he talks about is being a heartbreaker.

I battled him and lost a few Pokemon but still defeated him. I was then able to cross the Driftveil Drawbridge. While I was on the bridge I caught a Ducklett. After that I decided that defeating Charles and catching a Ducklett were enough for one day so I stopped on the Driftveil Drawbridge.

Day 5 – A day at the park

Today as I explored the Unova region I started out in the desert. After battling some more wild Pokémon I decided that is was time to battle the gym leader in Nimbasa City. I walked into the city and went to the right to go to the gym.

Apparently the gym leader wasn’t in the gym but was at the roller coaster. So I went to the roller coaster and battled some trainers but the gym leader Elesa had gone back to the gym. So I went back to the gym and battled the trainers that were testing me to see if I was good enough to battle the gym leader.

So I defeated them and battled the gym leader. I used my Trapinch because it was an electric gym and electric is weak to ground. I defeated every one of her Pokémon with ease. I received the bolt badge gym badge and then stopped for the day.