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The Pokémon Black 2 and White 2 Playthrough Thread

Discussion in 'Pokémon Games Discussion' started by Teapot, Oct 8, 2012.

  1. Teapot

    Teapot Virtual Duck Enthusiast
    Staff Member Administrator

    So Black 2 and White 2 are out now, so it's time for the official playthrough thread: tell us about your adventures in the new Unova!

    Which starter did you choose? How far through are you so far? What does your team look like?

    Spoilers are entirely permitted, so beware. >:D
     
  2. Linkachu

    Linkachu Hero of Pizza
    Staff Member Administrator

    Hah. You beat me to it. ;D

    My yesterday was a busy day but you can bet that any spare chance I had was put towards playing White 2! Here's the quick breakdown for me:

    Player character: Kenji (Male hero)
    Starter Pokemon: Oshawott :3
    Current playtime: 3hrs and 34 minutes
    Pokedex: 24
    Badges won: Just the first badge
    Current location: Virbank City

    I decided to go with the male hero this time 'round because I played as the female heroine on White and wanted to get the most out of the Memory Link features. Speaking of which, I've experienced one in-game flashback so far and it's amusing as hell having people mention your former character's name (which, in my case, was named Katie). Made me feel special. :'D

    I've been trying to catch every new wild Pokemon that I encounter but doing so has rendered me flat-out broke for the time being (not a cent left to call my own). Having to backtrack later won't be much of an hassle though because the PokeDex's new Habitat List is so damn handy. For anyone who's out to complete their 'Dex it's an invaluable addition to the games, and I for one can't get enough of it. :D

    As for early thoughts on the game itself... I'm liking it a lot so far and it's really, really refreshing to be exploring brand new areas right at the beginning of the adventure as opposed everything being extra post-game content. The various Pokemon choices available this early on are nice too, especially since we now have an extensive collection of Pokemon to obtain via the Dream World (which I took advantage of this morning). Add in whatever you can catch on the Dream Radar and there's lots of variety for teams.

    Speaking of teams... Here be mine!

    [​IMG] Oshawott Male
    Nickname: Musashi
    Level: 15
    Nature: Serious
    Ability: Torrent
    Moveset: Return, Tail Whip, Water Gun, Focus Energy

    [​IMG] Riolu Female
    Nickname: Faith
    Level: 14
    Nature: Quirky
    Ability: Steadfast
    Moveset: Quick Attack, Work Up, Feint, Counter

    [​IMG]Sewaddle Male
    Nickname: Taylor
    Level: 14
    Nature: Lonely
    Ability: Chlorophyll
    Moveset: Bug Bite, Tackle, String Shot

    [​IMG]Koffing Female
    Nickname: Nox
    Level: 13
    Nature: Sassy
    Ability: Levitate
    Moveset: Tackle, Smog, Assurance, SmokeScreen

    I just recently caught Nox and haven't had the chance to use her in battle yet, but I'm liking my team so far. The sad part is that I can easily picture how each of them may act in real life based on their natures, and a Sassy female Koffing is an amusing mental image.

    And I think that's enough from me, for now. Time to claim my new Druddigon from the Dream World (it's awesome because I'd planned to use one anyways) and get back to the game. :3
     
    #2 Linkachu, Oct 8, 2012
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  3. Picked up the game first thing in the morning(10 am, as that's when GameStop opened), and stopped around 10:30 pm, taking a few breaks in that time.

    I'm currently at Nimbasa City, training my ass off because I'm a bit underleveled(and by training my ass off, I mean trying to find a bloody Audino. These Emolga are seriously trolling me >>).

    Team so far:

    Servine
    Nick: Cao Pi
    Level: 25
    Ability: Overgrow
    Nature: Naive
    Moves: Growth, Tackle, Leaf Tornado, Mega drain

    Growlithe
    Nick: Sun Jian
    Level: 23
    Ability: Intimidate
    Nature: Lonely
    Moves: Fire Fang, Thief, Dig, Flame Wheel

    Flaaffy
    Nick: Zhong Hui
    Level: 22
    Ability: Static
    Nature: Docile
    Moves: Thundershock, Thunder Wave, Take Down, Tackle

    Sandile
    Nick: Wei Yan
    Level: 24
    Ability: Moxie
    Nature: Adamant
    Moves: Bite, Dig, Torment, Sand Attack


    In the PC, I have: Riolu(used exclusively for Cheren), a Munna(from Dream Radar), two Swablu(from Dream Radar), a Sigilyph(Dream Radar) and a Patrat(for cutting). I don't intend to use any of these.

    And can you believe I didn't SR or try multiple times ONCE for the natures on my team? :'D
     
  4. My team:
    Tepig level 6.
    Name Boss.

    Thats all I need.
    Just unlocked Hardmode, lets see how far I'll get. Gonna need some water pokeman I think.
     
  5. Just picked up Therian Tornadus from Dream Radar. I'm disappointed both by its Nature AND that the Nature can't be SR'd. For that matter, you can't SR the Nature of any Poke from Dream Radar.

    Hopefully, Thundurus won't let me down...~
     
  6. Linkachu

    Linkachu Hero of Pizza
    Staff Member Administrator

    They updated how Repels work. Now instead of having to return to your inventory each time one is used up, the game asks you if you'd like to use another. This single addition makes Black/White 2 the best Pokemon games ever. EVER!

    I may be mildly exaggerating. 8D

    In other news, the redesign of Burgh's gym is frelling gorgeous. The remixed music does a nice job deepening its atmosphere too. Obviously I haven't seen 'em all yet (just won that 3rd badge recently) but as of now it's likely my favourite Pokemon Gym design to date.
     
  7. Edit: oh Spoilers are allowed :>

    Katie: I thought they did that for Black and White too?

    I beat the E4 already because I lack a social life. XP
    Love everything except Metang's catch rate (which can't be helped. :p). <: Going start post-E4 content later today. XD

    I ♥ the Marine Tube music. ;w; LOVE IT. I love everything about the Marine Tube. ♥

    As far as for battle themes, I liked the Rival's theme, Iris' theme and Corless' theme. I liked the Shadow Triad Encounter theme as well.

    I love the Team Plasma Grunts. XD One of them said the rival had 'hair like a Qwilfish', another called Marlon 'Smiley Swimsuit', and another was sleeping on guard duty. XD I'm easily amused. :p

    I'm really glad the end game Hydreigons didn't give me too much trouble. I had so many counters for them. XD But catching a Metang did. D:<

    And I managed to 2HKO White Kyurem. Aw yeah. Archeops is amazing. Rock Slide all the way. :D No flinch hax though, it tried to use Ice Burn, but it was a two turn move, and I outsped it. >:D

    Play time so far: 23 hours 9 minutes

    My team:

    Samurott - Orsas (Male) @ Mystic Water
    Level 59
    Torrent
    Timid Nature
    - Ice Beam
    - Surf
    - Waterfall
    - X-Scissor

    Lucario - Kassias (Male) @ Lucky Egg (lol)
    Level 60
    Steadfast
    Modest Nature
    - Psychic
    - Strength
    - Aura Sphere
    - Dragon Pulse

    Archeops - Xanis (Male) (Traded in at level 1)
    Level 60
    Defeatist
    Mild Nature
    - Crunch
    - Acrobatics
    - Earthquake
    - Rock Slide

    Volcarona - Marchosias (Female) @ Rocky Helmet
    Level 59
    Flame Body
    Naughty Nature
    - Silver Wind
    - Psychic
    - Quiver Dance
    - Flamethrower

    Galvantula - Zadrios (Male) @ Magnet
    Level 60
    Compoundeyes
    Quirky Nature
    - Thunder
    - Bug Buzz
    - Electro Ball
    - Cut

    Metagross - Xemnas (Genderless)
    Level 58
    Clear Body
    Modest Nature
    - Psychic
    - Meteor Mash
    - Ice Punch
    - Zen Headbutt
     
  8. Linkachu

    Linkachu Hero of Pizza
    Staff Member Administrator

    Nope, it's a brand new feature. I'm an obsessive Super Repel user so I'd have noticed. :'D

    Aaand now that I've got my game handy again, let's do another progress update. I'm personally nowhere near finishing the game yet. ;p

    Current playtime: 14hrs and 1 minute (No idea how that's happened)
    Pokedex: 32 Obtained, 57 Seen
    Badges won: 3 of 'em
    Current location: Route 4

    I don't even want to think about how much time I wasted catching an Eevee. I KO'd the first one that appeared and likely went through another 30 or more Pokemon until the next Eevee showed up. Even then the dang thing refused to stay caught and wasted a bunch of my Great Balls. BUT I was persistent, and in the end the bastard was caught. Next time me thinks I'll just breed for one. @.@

    Mah current team:

    [​IMG] Dewott Male
    Nickname: Musashi
    Level: 21
    Current Moveset: Return, Fury Cutter, Razor Shell, Focus Energy

    [​IMG] Riolu Female
    Nickname: Faith
    Level: 21
    Current Moveset: Quick Attack, Force Palm, Copycat, Counter

    (I've been cancelling Faith's evolution for awhile now. As much as I love Lucario, I refuse to let my adorable Riolu evolve until there's a direct reason to do so. ;_;)

    [​IMG]Leavanny Male
    Nickname: Taylor
    Level: 23
    Current Moveset: Bug Bite, Razor Leaf, Protect, Return

    [​IMG]Koffing Female
    Nickname: Nox
    Level: 21
    Current Moveset: Return, Sludge, Assurance, Venoshock

    [​IMG] Eevee Male
    Nickname: Serge
    Level: 21
    Nature: Jolly
    Ability: Run Away
    Moveset: Return, Quick Attack, Bite, Covet

    (Dying for a Fire Stone for this fellow!)

    [​IMG] Druddigon Male
    Nickname: Ruffles
    Level: 21
    Nature: Sassy
    Ability: Mold Breaker
    Moveset: Fire Fang, Bite, Dragon Rage, Slash

    (I luff my Ruffles ♥)
     
    #8 Linkachu, Oct 10, 2012
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  9. Oh man reminds me of my Metang Capture. I spent 30 minutes trying to find and capture a Metang. ;w;
     
  10. Well... I've been wanting to post in this thread, but I've either been playing my game, doing school work, or sleeping :'> so, since school work has been taken out of the equation for now~

    Badges: 8

    My Team:

    Cobalt/Samurott
    level 56
    male
    Item: Mystic Water
    Gentle, Thoroughly Cunning
    Torrent
    Surf, Ice Beam, Retaliate, Revenge

    Dirk/Lucario
    level 55
    male
    No Item
    Serious, Miscievous
    Inner Focus
    Aura Sphere, Ice Punch, Bone Rush, Close Combat

    Mary/Ampharos
    level 50
    female
    No Item
    Lonely, Somewhat of a clown.
    Static
    Power Gem, Cotton Guard Discharge, Strength (at the moment ;A;)

    Pyro/Magmortar
    level 51
    male
    No Item
    Timid, Alert to Sounds
    Flame Body
    Earthquake, Psychic, Flamethrower, Rock Slide

    Phaeroh/Sigilyph
    level 51
    male
    No Item
    Quiet, Good Endurance.
    Magic Guard
    Charge Beam, Fly, Ice Beam, Psychic

    Zoroark (Though since we can't rename him, I like to call him Zoro)
    level 56
    male
    Lucky Egg
    Hasty, Proud of its power.
    Illusion
    Dig, Night Slash, Shadow ball, Flamethrower
     
  11. Well hey, I got the game yesterday. Here's my team so far!

    Trainer: Kyou (Male) No badges so far.

    [​IMG]
    Baku (Male Tepig, Level 12)
    Tackle
    Tail Whip
    Ember
    Odor Sleuth

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    Sewaddle (Male, Level 11)
    Tackle
    String Shot
    Bug Bite

    ***

    That's all so far, but hey, I got the game yesterday, gimmie a chance. Also: I'm currently trying to catch a Riolu, so he'll be a new addition soon-ish.
     
  12. I got it today

    My team at the moment

    Snivy Lvl 9
    Riolu Lvl 5

    Riolu was the second Pokemon I saw at Floccesy Ranch

    Also Youngster Petey sent out Patrat, I have to say that amused me somewhat

    EDIT: Holy shit Riolu evolved at Lvl 11 o-O Well that will make Cheren and Roxie rather easy I would think
     
  13. Demelza

    Demelza Eevee Tamer
    Staff Member Moderator

    Spent most of the morning at college wishing time would move faster and came home to find dad had already bought my copy of White 2 and all I had to do was pay him back. I am a happy Dem. :)

    I spent two hours catching Eevee in my Japanese copy of White 2, and an hour and a half going after Riolu in this game. ;_;

    Current playtime: 2 hours on the dot~
    Pokedex: Seen 11, caught 6
    Badges won: None so far
    Current location: Floccesy Ranch

    I'd be past Floccesy Ranch if it wasn't for the fact I'd been struggling to catch Riolu. It's on the same 5% rate as Mareep, yet I seen loads of them and not one Riolu for an hour and a half. :(

    My team currently looks like this:

    [​IMG]
    Oshawott, male
    Nickname: Felix
    Nature: Quriky and its somewhat vain
    Level: 11
    Moves: Tackle, Tail Whip, Water Gun, Water Sport

    [​IMG]
    Riolu, Male
    Nickname: Aura
    Nature: Sassy and its often lost in thought (Well, now that explains why it wasn't in the long grass waiting to be caught xD)
    Level: 11
    Moves: Feint, Quick Attack, Endure, Counter

    [​IMG]
    Mareep, Male
    Nickname: Kaminari
    Nature: Adamant and it likes to fight
    Level: 12
    Moves: Tackle, Growl, Thunder Wave, ThunderShock

    Mareep is so far the only member of my team that I hadn't planned on catching. I just saw it and couldn't help myself. ^^;

    I'm just glad I found Riolu so I can finally get out of this ranch. :p
     
  14. Location: Undella Town
    Badges: 6
    Team:

    Serperior:
    Nickname: Cao Pi
    Gender: Male
    Level: 37
    Ability: Overgrow
    Nature: Naive
    Characteristic: Often lost in thought
    Moves: Leaf Blade, Mega Drain, Leaf Tornado, Growth(Three Grass Moves is killing me, but his movepool is just so limited and all of the TMs he can learn are later in-game ;_;)


    Arcanine:
    Nickname: Sun Jian
    Gender: Male
    Level: 38
    Ability: Intimidate
    Nature: Lonely
    Characteristic: Likes to thrash about
    Moves: Flame Burst, Dig, Extremespeed, Flamethrower

    Krookodile:
    Nickname: Wei Yan
    Gender: Male
    Level: 40
    Ability: Moxie
    Nature: Adamant
    Characteristic: Good endurance
    Moves: Dig, Crunch, Strength, Bulldoze

    Gothorita:
    Nickname: Zhenji
    Gender: Female
    Level: 37
    Ability: Frisk
    Nature: Gentle
    Characteristic: Highly curious
    Moves: Psybeam, Psyshock, Flatter, Fake Tears(same as Cao Pi in regards to moveset...which I find hilarious given their nicks. Also, the Ability/Characteristic combo of Zhenji is lulzy)
     
  15. Teapot

    Teapot Virtual Duck Enthusiast
    Staff Member Administrator

    Current playtime: 4:15
    Pokedex: Seen 20, caught 17
    Badges won: 1
    Current location: Route 20
    Pokédex Route Stamps: 1

    In what appears to be a common team choice, I have:

    Oshawott, Male
    Level: 14
    Nature: Serious / Somewhat vain.

    Riolu, Male
    Level: 15
    Nature: Lax / Likes to thrash about
     
  16. Current Playtime: 24:45
    Badges Won: 7
    Current Location: Humilau City Gym
    Pokedex Stamps: 34 / 72

    My Team:

    Crobat
    [​IMG]
    Nickname: Steiner
    Gender: Male
    Level: 47
    Ability: Inner Focus
    Nature: Adamant
    Moves: Confuse Ray, Acrobatics, Poison Cross, and Fly.

    Don't really want fly on Steiner. It's just not that great compared to Acrobatics, but I need it. Otherwise, I love Steiner. Fast and hits fairly hard (even when he doesn't have a STAB bonus).

    Aggron
    [​IMG]
    Nickname: Astora
    Gender: Female
    Level: 46
    Ability: Sturdy
    Nature: Naive
    Moves: Iron Tail, Rock Tomb, Iron Head, and Protect.

    Astora's sort of a mixed bag of skittles, thus far. Sometimes she's AMAZING and sometimes she's ... not so much. I feel like that lowered Special Defense is the problem. Raised speed is certainly doing NOTHING for her.

    Krookodile
    [​IMG]
    Nickname:Vorna
    Gender: Female
    Level: 47
    Ability: Moxie
    Nature: Bashful
    Moves: Foul Play, Crunch, Dig and Rock Tomb.

    Great addition. I want to rid her of Crunch and Rock Tomb, though. Or maybe some other moves should GTFO? Any suggestions?

    Golduck
    [​IMG]
    Nickname: Galadriel
    Gender: Female
    Level: 45
    Ability: Damp
    Nature: Modest
    Moves: Flash, Disable, Psych Up, and Surf.

    Galadriel's okay. Her support moves come in handy more than I ever thought they would! Except for Psych Up. Haven't used it. Thinkin' about giving her Ice Beam. Didn't need any super effective moves with Drayden or his gym, though! Just needed my Astora!

    Volcarona
    [​IMG]
    Nickname: Faenor (Not Fëanor)
    Gender: Male
    Level: 46
    Ability: Flame Body
    Nature: Docile
    Moves: Whirlwind, Flame Burst, Gust, and Struggle Bug

    Ugh, (Sort of) seriously thinkin' about switching him. Not that fond of him, partially because I don't have any good TM's for him. Looking at his level up move pool, however, shows that he learns some nice moves later on. Just need to ... stick it out until then.

    Serperior
    [​IMG]
    Nickname: Megido
    Gender: Female
    Level: 47
    Ability: Overgrow
    Nature: Hasty
    Moves: Frenzy Plant, Leaf Blade, Coil, and Giga Drain

    Despite not being a physical attacker, Megido still does pretty good on her own. Shame about that lowered defense, though. I didn't want to keep restarting until I got an excellent nature. There are a TON of vitamin lying around in this game and I've been giving her Iron whenever I get some. I'm not sure how much it's helped, though. I'm not really well versed with the whole EV thing.

    Unfortunately, my current security setting at home does not allow me to play online; so, I won't be able to play with the Memory Link or anything. How does my team look from the outside? Good? Bad? Absolutely dismal?
     
  17. Demelza

    Demelza Eevee Tamer
    Staff Member Moderator

    My 3DS needs charge now, so I thought it'd be the perfect time to come and ramble here. :3

    Current playtime: 4 hours 29 minutes
    Pokedex: Seen 25, caught 20
    Pokédex stamps: 3/3
    Badges won: 1
    Current location: Virbank City

    Team:

    [​IMG]
    Dewott
    Nickname: Felix
    Nature: Quriky and its somewhat vain
    Level: 17
    Moves: Tackle, Tail Whip, Water Gun, Razor Shell

    [​IMG]
    Riolu, Male
    Nickname: Aura
    Nature: Sassy and its often lost in thought
    Level: 17
    Moves: Feint, Quick Attack, Endure, Force Palm

    [​IMG]
    Flaffy, Male
    Nickname: Kaminari
    Nature: Adamant and it likes to fight
    Level: 17
    Moves: Tackle, Growl, Thunder Wave, ThunderShock

    [​IMG]
    Growlith, male
    Nickname: Akamaru
    Nature: Quiet, often lost in thought
    Level: 17
    Moves: Ember, Leer, Flame Wheel, Helping Hand

    So far I'm happy with my little team. Once my DS charges I'll take on the second Gym. Some Pokémon have been hard to catch, but some have been really easy to find and catch, so collecting the Pokédex stamps hasn't taken as much time as I thought it would. It hasn't managed to make me pennyless yet either, which is always helpful. :p

    Not really looking forward to the second Gym match because the leader will no doubt poison all of my poor Pokémon. x.x
     
  18. I'm currently done with most of the post-game stuff. Just need to do White Treehollow, Second Elite Four Rematch, and catch Heatran.

    Current Play Time: 37 hours 24 minutes.

    Edit: The amount of Rare Candies you get throughout this game is just nuts, IMO. o_O

    I have accumulated 18 rare candies in this file without trading in any, but I don't remember how many were before the Elite Four.

    Edit 2: Beat the Elite Four in the Rematches.

    Team Changes:

    Samurott - Orsas
    Level 73

    Lucario - Kassias
    Level 74
    Shadow Ball replaced Psychic

    Archeops - Xanis
    Level 74

    Volcarona - Marchosias
    Level 74
    Bug Buzz replaced Silver Wind

    Galvantula - Zadrios
    Level 75
    Energy Ball replaced Electro Ball

    Metagross - Xemnas
    Level 74
    Earthquake replaced Psychic

    lol this is a terrible team. XD
     
  19. Teapot

    Teapot Virtual Duck Enthusiast
    Staff Member Administrator

    Current playtime: 13:56
    Pokedex: Seen 68, caught 40
    Badges won: 3
    Current location: Nimbasa City
    Pokédex Route Stamps: 3 All Caught, 3 All Seen

    My team has expanded to:

    Oshawott, Male
    Level: 25
    Nature: Serious / Somewhat vain.

    Riolu, Male
    Level: 24
    Nature: Lax / Likes to thrash about

    Growlithe, Female
    Level: 24
    Nature: Sassy / Thoroughly Cunning

    Elekid, Female
    Level: 21
    Nature: Careful / Capable of taking hits.

    Petilil, Female
    Level: 21
    Nature: Adamant / Strongly defiant.

    I also just acquired Fly. \o/
     
  20. Just reached Driftveil

    Servine Lvl 29
    Lucario Lvl 28
    Growlithe Lvl 29
    Trapinch Lvl 31
    N's Zorua Lvl 25 Not planning on keeping it
     
  21. White Treehollow. OTL

    Finished it in about 3 in-game hours.
    That was like an endurance test. >>

    I'll probably work on getting parts of the Unova Dex filled (somehow) tomorrow or something. White Treehollow burned me out. D:
     
  22. Yoshimitsu

    Former Moderator

    Currently training for Elesa. Level grinding is surprisingly fun currently, what with the repel stuff. My team is:

    Lord Gaga, the Leavanny
    Naive, alerts to sounds and Swarm
    Tackle, Protect, Bug Bite and Razor Leaf

    Leviathan, the Eevee
    Modest, good perseverance, Run Away
    Take Down, Covet, Quick Attack, Bite

    Battery, the Elekid
    Lax, likes to fight, Static
    Low Kick, Swift, Electroball, Shockwave

    Kaonwanwan, the Growlithe
    Mild, capable of taking hits, Flash Fire
    Fire Fang, Ember, Take Down, Reversal


    Things that were only briefly in my party include Haineko, the Purrloin, Smugleaf, the Servine,and Sassy Gay, the Flaaffy. Doing a bit of the lost item quest while I can and general level grinding. The new areas have been a lot of fun so far but no force on earth will make me willingly go back into those sewers. So. Many. Zubats.
     
  23. Well already got the medal for using a bike 500 time ._. I blame the constant building hopping I do xD
     
  24. Currently: at Virbank City, having just BARELY defeated Cheren. The fact Riolu doesn't learn Force Palm until Level 15 didn't help, considering he was level 11 at the time.
    EDIT: I'm now Audino Farmi- I mean Training in Verbank Complex. Baku's evolved! Yayz!

    [​IMG]

    Baku (Male) Level 18
    Tackle
    Flame Charge
    Ember
    Defense Curl

    [​IMG]

    Riolu (Male) Level 17
    Force Palm
    Quick Attack
    Endure
    Counter

    [​IMG]

    Sewaddle (Male) Level 17
    Tackle
    String Shot
    Bug Bite
    Razor Leaf

    [​IMG]

    Venipede (Female) Level 17
    Pursuit
    Rollout
    Poison Sting
    Screech

    ***

    I'm happy with my team so far, although I'd wish Riolu would hurry up and get some better fighting type moves than Counter, for god's sake. It's okay in Mystery Dungeon, but it just turns him into a punching bag here.
     
  25. Training for Clay at the moment.

    [​IMG]

    Vibrava (Male) Level 35
    Dragonbreath
    Rock Slide
    Crunch
    Bulldoze

    [​IMG]

    Lucario (Male) Level 33
    Force Palm
    Quick Attack
    Strength
    Bone Rush

    [​IMG]

    Servine (Male) Level 31
    Leaf Tornado
    Cut
    Mega Drain
    Leer

    [​IMG]

    Growlithe (Male) Level 34
    Fire Fang
    Flame Wheel
    Take Down
    Agility
     
  26. Demelza

    Demelza Eevee Tamer
    Staff Member Moderator

    Just beat Elesa, surprisingly it actually wasn't too hard. The biggest thing for me though was catching a Shiny Liepard! :'D She's so pretty and I was over the moon to find her. ♥

    A number of changes to my team have been made now, and a few Pokémon have just evolved over time. :)

    Current playtime: 16 hours 37 minutes (I know, for two days that's a lot of playtime >>)
    Pokedex: Seen 80, caught 54
    Pokédex stamps: 10/12 (one can't be completed until I progress a bit more into the game, the other needs me to find a Pokémon in shaky grass on a 5% chance, so I left that for a bit to battle the gym. :p)
    Badges won: 4
    Current location: Nimbasa City

    My team currently looks like this:

    [​IMG]
    Dewott
    Nickname: Felix
    Nature: Quriky and its somewhat vain
    Level: 26
    Moves: Tackle, Tail Whip, Water Pulse, Razor Shell

    [​IMG]
    Lucario, Male
    Nickname: Aura
    Nature: Sassy and its often lost in thought
    Level: 26
    Moves: Feint, Quick Attack, Endure, Force Palm
    Aura took ages to evolve and ended up not doing so until after the third Gym and my Eevee hunting.

    [​IMG]
    Flaffy, Male
    Nickname: Kaminari
    Nature: Adamant and it likes to fight
    Level: 27
    Moves: Tackle, Electro Ball, Thunder Wave, ThunderShock
    Three electric moves on Kaminari isn't great, so I'll need to give him a shake-up in moveset soon. I'm still glad I picked this guy over Elekid though. :3

    [​IMG]
    Growlith, male
    Nickname: Akamaru
    Nature: Quiet, often lost in thought
    Level: 26
    Moves: Ember, Take Down, Flame Wheel, Helping Hand
    Still loving Akamaru, such a loyal and hard working Pokémon~


    Now for the two new members of the team.

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    Espeon, female (the first girl to make it to my team!>:D)
    Nickname: Vee. It's nicknamed after Red's in Pokémon Adventures, which is why I didn't have the heart to use a Thunderstone on her.
    Nature: Hardy, impetuous and silly
    Level: 26
    Moves: Sand-Attack, Covet, Quick Attack, Bite
    As far as Eevee go they don't have that much choice in moveset and given I only evolved Vee this morning (the very first thing I did when I woke up, given I had no clue how early you have to evolve an Eevee to get an Espeon), there is still time to work on that. But yeah, there was no way I wasn't having an Eevee on my team - I'm just glad she only took 30 minutes to find. xD

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    Sandslash, female
    Nickname: Dario
    Nature: Hardy, mischievous
    Level: 28
    Moves: Crush Claw, Swift, Fury Cutter, Magnitude
    My intention was never to train a Sandslash, but when I caught a Sandshrew for my Pokédex I sorta thought "why not?". I've certainly never trained one before, and so far I've had fun with her. I never realized that Sandshrew evolved so quickly either, Sandslash was a huge help during the last gym battle.

    Not quite sure what I'll do now. Either move on, or go back and try to get the Pokédex stamp I need.
     
  27. Magpie

    Magpie Feathered Overseer
    Staff Member Moderator

    Even though I got Pokemon Black a day early, I then also got White yesterday. My intention had always been to play Black 2... but from RNGing on my DS I noticed my dates were all out and long story short it annoyed me that it said I started my adventure last July. It annoyed me to the point where I gave up and started playing White 2 instead, all with the correct dates and everything :'3

    So, lagging a bit behind everyone, but still.

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    Dewott
    Nickname: Odin
    Nature: Mild
    Level: 18

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    Riolu
    Nickname: Ghost
    Nature: Serious
    Level: 18

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    Magby
    Nickname: Cinnabar
    Nature: Quirky
    Level: 18

    At least having got quite a way through Black 2, I could trade over a Magby ♥
     
  28. Yoshimitsu

    Former Moderator

    Just got to Undella Town. I needed a pokemon that could learn Fly and I wanted a ground type so I combined the two and backtracked to get a Trapinch. An hour of scouring the desert (after the first one turned out to be calm) and I found a nice, neutral natured one. I absolutely loathed Clay's gym, and Skyla's gym wasn't much fun either though Skyla seemed a lot easier to beat this time 'round. It could just have been that I had better pokemon prepared for it, though.

    Current Team:

    Battery, the Electabuzz
    Lax, Static
    Discharge, Fire Punch, Thunder Punch, Swift

    Lord Gaga, the Leavanny
    Naive, Swarm
    Slash, Protect, X-scissor, Leafblade

    Leviathan, the Vaporeon
    Modest, Water Absorb
    Surf, Aurora Beam, Aqua Ring, Covet

    Kaonwanwan, the Arcanine
    Mild, Flash Fire
    Flamethrower, Fire Fang, Crunch, Reversal

    Snapdragon, the Vibrava
    Hardy, Levitate
    DragonBreath, Rock Slide, Fly, Bulldoze

    Current badges: 6
    Pokedex: 132 seen, 24 obtained
    Playtime: 18:37
     
  29. Demelza

    Demelza Eevee Tamer
    Staff Member Moderator

    Just made my way through Celestial Tower for a bit of training (Haven't beaten the Gym in the past city yet), I'd likely have done more if not still completely focused on my Pokédex completing, but ah wells~

    A more in-depth look, looks like this:

    Current playtime: 24 hours 55 minutes
    Pokedex: Seen 120, caught 88 - quite a jump since my last update
    Pokédex stamps: 22/28 Two of the missing stamps involve Lostlorn Forest, but until I get Waterfall I don't have access to where the Pokémon are. Too lazy to explore Mistralton Cave yet, and I haven't finished Route 7 and Celestial Tower to have my stamps from those two. Quite pleased with my progress though. ^^
    Badges won: 5
    Current location: Route 7

    Team looks like this:

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    Dewott
    Nickname: Felix
    Nature: Quriky and its somewhat vain
    Level: 33
    Moves: Tackle, Revenge, Surf, Razor Shell

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    Lucario, Male
    Nickname: Aura
    Nature: Sassy and its often lost in thought
    Level: 33
    Moves: Ice Punch, Quick Attack, Bone Rush, Force Palm
    I was sooooo happy to get Ice Punch on Lucario. The move really comes in handy.

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    Ampharos, Male
    Nickname: Kaminari
    Nature: Adamant and it likes to fight
    Level: 32
    Moves: Tackle, ThunderPunch, Thunder Wave, ThunderShock
    Flaaffy finally evolved, but I'm still stuck with three electric type moves. Switched Electro Ball for ThunderPunch because I just find it more useful, and Kaminari has a decent enough Atk and Sp.Atk stat to be able to handle a ThunderPunch and ThunderShock.

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    Growlith, male
    Nickname: Akamaru
    Nature: Quiet, often lost in thought
    Level: 32
    Moves: Ember, Take Down, Flame Wheel, Strength
    With all the cave exploring and water Pokémon I've been coming across, I've been struggling to keep Akamaru at an even level with the rest of the team, which isn't changing much as a progress. Celestial Tower is full of Litwick, so I haven't really been able to use Akamaru much at all to keep him trained up nicely. :?

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    Espeon, female
    Nickname: Vee.
    Nature: Hardy, impetuous and silly
    Level: 32
    Moves: Sand-Attack, Covet, Quick Attack, Bite
    I still haven't been able to do much about Vee's moveset, but I have been enjoying training her. Espeon are very good Pokémon and the more I train Vee the fonder I become of their design.

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    Sandslash, female
    Nickname: Dario
    Nature: Hardy, mischievous
    Level: 32
    Moves: Crush Claw, Cut, Fury Cutter, Dig
    I think I mentioned this before, but Sandslash has quickly become the favourite member of my team; it's really really helpful.

    I recently came across N's Zorua and wanted to fit that into my team, but don't want to replace any of my Pokémon either. Plus, while I utterly adore the design of Zorua and regard it as one of my favourite Pokémon from the fifth generation, they aren't actually usable a lot of the time. ;_;

    Not sure what level I need to be to take on the next gym. I'll probably be able to handle it just with Kaminari, but my aim is to get my team to level 35 at least before I try. Gives me time to grab the Pokédex stamps I'm missing too. :3
     
  30. Dem, you are going to be underlevelled. And yeah you may need someone to back Kaminari up. Not going to spoil anymore xD

    Badges: 6
    Play Time: 18 hours 26 minutes

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    Vibrava, Male
    Level 40
    Naive Nature
    -Fly
    -Rock Slide
    -Crunch
    -Earth Power

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    Lucario, Male
    Level 40
    Impish Nature
    -Strength
    -Force Palm
    -Quick Attack
    -Bone Rush

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    Growlithe, Male
    Level 41
    Jolly Nature
    -Fire Fang
    -Leer
    -Crunch
    -Flame Wheel

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    Serperior, Male
    Level 40
    Calm Nature
    -Cut
    -Leaf Blade
    -Mega Drain
    -Leaf Tornado

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    Azurill, Female
    Level 15
    Brave Nature
    -Water Gun
    -Surf
    -Tail Whip
    -Bubblebeam

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    Spoink, Male
    Level 31
    Brave Nature
    -Magic Coat
    -Snore
    -Rest
    -Zen Headbutt

    Just caught Spoink outside of Lentimas Town. Hoping to get my team to level 43 before Undella.
     
  31. Linkachu

    Linkachu Hero of Pizza
    Staff Member Administrator

    But being under-leveled is half the fun! It can make for some epic struggles and narrow victories. :'D

    I'm pretty sure my team of 8 (Dewott, Lucario, Leavanny, Koffing, Sandslash, Flareon, Zorua, and Druddigon) is between levels 31-33 right now, but I won't be doing any level grinding before taking on Skyla. Haven't had any trouble with anything yet so we'll see how it goes! ^^
     
  32. All I can say is Skyla is easily the most difficult gym leader so far. I was struggling with a team at level 40. Then again I only really have Vibrava's Hard Rock boosted Rock Slide to combat her xD
     
  33. Demelza

    Demelza Eevee Tamer
    Staff Member Moderator

    Got my team to about level 34 and won first try. >:3

    I also agree with Katie's comment for the record. I've been under-leveled for most of this game, but it just adds to the fun of it. :)
     
  34. Well Spoink has evolved. Charge Beam, Power Gem, Psybeam and Signal Beam. With those moves I have to say I'm really impressed with Grumpig's strength. I would definitely recommend it ^^
     
  35. Magpie

    Magpie Feathered Overseer
    Staff Member Moderator

    Just defeated Burgh and headed onto Route 4~

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    Dewott
    Nickname: Odin
    Gender: Male
    Nature: Mild
    Level: 24

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    Riolu
    Nickname: Ghost
    Gender: Male
    Nature: Serious
    Level: 24

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    Magby
    Nickname: Cinnabar
    Gender: Male
    Nature: Quirky
    Level: 25

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    Eevee
    Nickname: Veruvian
    Gender: Female
    Nature: Quirky
    Level: 24
     
  36. Badges: 6
    Play Time: 25 hours 14 minutes

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    Flygon, Male
    Level 49
    Naive Nature
    -Fly
    -Rock Slide
    -Dragon Tail
    -Earth Power

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    Lucario, Male
    Level 49
    Impish Nature
    -Strength
    -Force Palm
    -Quick Attack
    -Bone Rush

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    Arcanine, Male
    Level 49
    Jolly Nature
    -Fire Fang
    -Outrage
    -Flare Blitz
    -Crunch

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    Serperior, Male
    Level 49
    Calm Nature
    -Cut
    -Leaf Blade
    -Mega Drain
    -Leaf Tornado

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    Wailmer, Male
    Level 38
    Brave Nature
    -Water Spout
    -Surf
    -Rest
    -Brine

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    Grumpig, Male
    Level 49
    Brave Nature
    -Signal Beam
    -Psyshock
    -Charge Beam
    -Power Gem

    Cleared the way to Opelucid. While getting the last of my team to level 49, I found Wailmer who is a bit of a pain to level and has a creepy sprite :| But still something attracted me don't know what though
     
  37. Linkachu

    Linkachu Hero of Pizza
    Staff Member Administrator

    Just beat Skyla. Looks like my next destination is Celestial Tower. :)

    Current playtime: 34hrs 14 minutes, but my 3DS activity log claims the playtime is more around 28 hours. How does that work?
    Pokedex: 73 obtained, 112 seen
    Badges won: 6
    Current location: Mistralton City, heading towards route 7

    I'm currently rotating between 8 Pokemon (having added Sandshrew and Zorua, both now evolved, since my previous update) and still don't feel like my team's complete yet! Regardless, here's how the crew currently stands:

    [​IMG] Dewott Male
    Nickname: Musashi
    Level: 33
    Current Moveset: Return, Revenge, Razor Shell, Surf

    [​IMG] Lucario Female
    Nickname: Faith
    Level: 32
    Current Moveset: Quick Attack, Force Palm, Dark Pulse, Bone Rush

    [​IMG]Leavanny Male
    Nickname: Taylor
    Level: 31
    Current Moveset: Bug Bite, Razor Leaf, Protect, Return

    [​IMG]Koffing Female
    Nickname: Nox
    Level: 31
    Current Moveset: Return, Sludge, Haze, Venoshock

    [​IMG] Flareon Male
    Nickname: Serge
    Level: 32
    Moveset: Fire Fang, Quick Attack, Bite, Strength

    [​IMG] Druddigon Male
    Nickname: Ruffles
    Level: 33
    Moveset: Fire Fang, Crunch, Dragon Claw, Rock Slide

    [​IMG] Zoroark Male
    Nickname: Zoroark (Originally belonged to N)
    Level: 31
    Nature: Hasty
    Ability: Illusion
    Moveset: Faint Attack, Snarl, Night Slash, Fury Swipes

    [​IMG] Sandslash Male
    Nickname: Jura
    Level: 32
    Nature: Hasty
    Ability: Sand Veil
    Moveset: Magnitude, Crush Claw, Rock Slide, Rock Smash
     
    #37 Linkachu, Oct 17, 2012
    Last edited by a moderator: Jan 30, 2017
  38. Demelza

    Demelza Eevee Tamer
    Staff Member Moderator

    I meant to update this more often.... D:

    I've beaten the elite four and the champion now, so I'm on to post-game stuff. But before I get into that too much here is what my play-time and team look like fresh from our win. ^^

    Current playtime: 41 hours 51 minutes Surprisingly less than I expected, but later on in the game I got caught up with the story and stopped caring for catching all the Pokémon (not to mention the fact I couldn't afford it :( )
    Pokedex (Unova not national): Seen 237, caught 124
    Pokédex stamps: 30
    Badges won: all 8
    Current location: Nuvema Town

    Team:

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    Samurott
    Nickname: Felix
    Nature: Quriky and its somewhat vain
    Level: 54
    Moves: Tackle, Revenge, Surf, Razor Shell
    Felix saved me quite a lot throughout my adventure to be honest, I'm surprised by just how good a Pokémon it is.

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    Arcanine
    Nickname: Akamaru
    Nature: Quiet, often lost in thought
    Level: 52
    Moves: Flamethrower, Take Down, Outrage, Strength
    I loved training Akamaru, and the only thing I can really complain about is the fact Growlithe doesn't learn Outrage until well into the 40 levels, so trying to train him up became quite hard later on in the game when I couldn't use the Fire Stone. ;-;

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    Espeon
    Nickname: Vee.
    Nature: Hardy, impetuous and silly
    Level: 53
    Moves: Psychic, Morning Sun, Flash, Bite
    Vee was another Pokémon that ended up saving me silly amounts throughout my adventure, I haven't trained many Espeon before so I really enjoyed training this one.

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    Sandslash
    Nickname: Dario
    Nature: Hardy, mischievous
    Level: 51
    Moves: Crush Claw, Cut, Earthquake, Dig
    Dario is another Pokémon I haven't really trained before nor had an interest in until I caught her, she ended up being one of my favourite members of the team.

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    Lucario
    Nickname: Aura
    Nature: Sassy and its often lost in thought
    Level: 52
    Moves: Ice Punch, Quick Attack, Shadow Claw, Aura Sphere
    I'd been really looking forward to training Lucario again, but for some reason never felt with Aura. I'm not sure what it was, but he didn't seem as deadly as my normal Lucaio's.

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    Jolteon
    Nickname: Jolt
    Nature: Jolly
    Level: 55
    Moves: Thunderbolt, Shadow Ball, Hidden Power, Wish
    Admittedly I traded this one over before the elite four, but I couldn't complete the game without a Jolteon could I?! D:

    Not sure what to do now; I'm torn between sorting the Pokédex out, medal collecting, or the Pokémon World Tournament. Guess I'll see. ^^
     
  39. Teapot

    Teapot Virtual Duck Enthusiast
    Staff Member Administrator

    Current playtime: 33 hours 7 minutes
    Pokedex: Seen 112, caught 74
    Badges won: 5
    Current location: Route 6
    Pokédex Route Stamps: 6 All Caught, 2 All Seen

    Beat Elesa and Clay, and I'm now mopping up some Pokedex entries before I tackle Chargestone Cave. Notably, I have evolved several of my Pokèmon and expanded my team with a shiny Braviary I caught on Route 4. It has a pretty bad nature, but it's shiny!

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    Dewott, Male
    Level: 32
    Nature: Serious / Somewhat vain.

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    Lucario, Male
    Level: 32
    Nature: Lax / Likes to thrash about

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    Arcanine, Female
    Level: 32
    Nature: Sassy / Thoroughly cunning

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    Electabuzz, Female
    Level: 32
    Nature: Careful / Capable of taking hits.

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    Lilligant, Female
    Level: 32
    Nature: Adamant / Strongly defiant.

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    Braviary, Male *
    Level: 32
    Nature: Timid / Hates to lose.
     
    #39 Teapot, Oct 19, 2012
    Last edited: Jan 30, 2017
  40. My first post! Yay!

    Current playtime: 24 hours 8 minutes
    Pokedex (Unova not national): Seen 130, caught 19
    Pokédex stamps: 0
    Badges won: 6
    Current location: Route 13

    Team:

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    Electabuzz
    Nickname: Stephanie
    Nature: Careful, sturdy body
    Level: 37
    Moves: ThunderPunch, Thunder Wave, Return, Volt Switch
    Never used this line before, asides my recent Crystal Nuzlocke - the movepool kinda sucks, but I hope to rectify this soon when I find a move tutor! Loving me some Electabuzz.

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    Skarmory
    Nickname: Ruby
    Nature: Naive, highly curious
    Level: 37
    Moves: Steel Wing, Spikes, Return, Fly
    Haven't used a Skarmory yet either. So far, I am impressed and I can see why they are so widely used.

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    Steelix
    Nickname: Hyperion
    Nature: Relaxed, often dozes off
    Level: 37
    Moves: Rock Slide, Strength, Bulldoze, Crunch
    I have used a Steelix before, but its been a long while since I did. Running my Onix previously with Eviolite was a lifesaver vs so many tough opponents, it just refused to die. Also it gave me a free win vs Elesa.

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    Lucario
    Nickname: Rufus
    Nature: Mild, mischievous
    Level: 37
    Moves: Force Palm, Return, Dark Pulse, Bone Rush
    Apparently this is the obligatory pokemon to have in BW2. So here's mine.

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    Sunflora
    Nickname: Caleigh
    Nature: Bold, a little quick tempered
    Level: 38
    Moves: Giga Drain, Petal Dance, Leech Seed, Ingrain
    I've never used a Sunkern or Sunflora, so once again I picked this one up. I thought she would be terrible, but against anything that doesn't wall a Grass-type she is surprisingly powerful. Gave me a near-free win vs Clay.

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    Azumarill
    Nickname: Ouranos
    Nature: Jolly, hates to lose
    Level: 39
    Moves: Return, Aqua Tail, Surf, Bulldoze
    Another line I have never trained (spotted the pattern yet?). I'm pleasantly surprised as well, given how poor their stats are. I did make sure to get Huge Power though.

    Yes I am a very proud anti-Unova-mon elitist. Also looking to replace Lucario, as I don't think it fits in my team so well - this will reduce the MASSIVE fire weakness I have as well. Possibly considering Starmie or another second water-type.
     

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