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Pokéblogging: Cresselia

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As you all know, there’s a whole slew of legendary pokémon to be caught in ORAS.  You can find out how to catch ’em all here.  Curiously, there doesn’t seem to be an explanation on how to catch Cresselia, and the author herself hasn’t even been able to locate the lunar pokémon.

This trainer, however, caught Cresselia last week!  I thought I’d walk you through my legendary hunting thus far so we can maybe better figure out how its done!

380MSLatias: I’m playing Alpha Sapphire, so Latias was literally handed to me.  This is the first legendary you come across in gameplay and I didn’t know it was just going to be given to me.  I almost ditched Steven to stock up on Ultra Balls before the encounter.

382MSKyogre: The version mascot is the first legendary you have to catch.  I stocked way up on Ultra Balls before facing Kyogre and his cutscene primal reversion.  As soon as I came face to face with him, I knew I didn’t have the patience of my youth to lob 100 Ultra Balls at a legendary.  I quit/reset twice out of sheer boredom, but managed to snag Kyogre on my 7th Ultra Ball.

384MSRayquaza: After you finish the main game (that is, beating the elite 4 and champion) you launch into the Delta Episode.  The Delta Episode culminates in the capture of not one, but two legendary pokémon.  Rayquaza comes first and my legendary-catching formula from my Kyogre battle did the trick.  I use my Pikachu (technically, cosplay Pikachu but without costume) to paralyze my target with Thunder Wave and to whittle down HP.  3 Ultra Balls in, Rayquaza was mine!  Easy!

386MSDeoxys: This is the first time I’ve had the opportunity to catch a Deoxys, an article I read said to save your Master Ball for him.  I did.

481MSMesprit:  I wasn’t looking for for a legendary when I was flying around Hoenn on Latias care of the Eon Flute.  I saw a weird red star above a location, Nameless Cavern.  I landed, went inside said cavern and saw a floating ring with a sort of purple dimension inside.  Looking in there let me catch Mesprit.  I have been back 12 hours later and haven’t encountered any of the other lake guardians of Sinnoh.  Of course, I did come across Crescent Island instead…

249MSLugia: I followed the instructions on the linked article to get Alpha Sapphire’s legendary bird.  I caught Lugia the day following Mesprit’s capture, having traded the Scanner for the Tidal Bell the night of Mesprit’s capture, then going to bed because of an early morning/long day obligation.

488MSCresselia: I resumed my legendary search post-Lugia.  Eon Flute flying on Latias, I was headed for the Nameless Cavern to catch another lake guardian.  Instead, I saw Crescent Island under another red star.  I knew what that meant.  Cresselia, another pokémon I had never caught previously, was a more challenging catch.  Initially, I went through over 60 Ultra Balls before restarting the battle and catching Cresselia with fewer than 20 thrown.

482MSAzelf: I was still mad at the Nameless Cavern, so returned with Mesprit in my party a few hours after catching Cresselia.  Sure enough, clear air surrounded the area making me feel strong.  It took a bunch of Ultra Balls and one frustrated restart, but I got him!

485MSHeatran: This guy was easy to find, so I headed over to the Scorched Slab while I was waiting for the Nameless Cavern’s portal to reset.

Uxie will definitely be next!

Now, can we talk about the elephant in the room?  With all of these gold ringed purple portals floating around, why are we not talking more about Hoopa?!

What legendaries have you caught in ORAS?  Let me know!

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Mega Altaria

Happy weekend everybody!  I never thought we’d make it, and it’s already half gone!

The end of the week turned out to be way less painful than anticipated.  Fortune smiled upon me for sure.  As I yanked myself away from sleep’s grip Friday morning with my usual routine of Twitter & Instagram, I came across a bit of good Alpha Sapphire and Omega Ruby news: Mega Altaria!

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Image: bulbapedia//CoroCoro

We’ve talked about Mega Evolutions before, as we get announcements of new ones from AS&OR, but Mega Altaria is particularly exciting for me.  I’m not positive what the criteria of selecting which pokémon will mega evolve, nor am I sure if there even is one.  Sometimes I’m like, why?  This time, though, I’m like, yes!

Mega Altaria joins the ranks of Mega Charizard X, Mega Ampharos, and Mega Blaziken as pokémon partners I love to have on my team!  I’m so excited to try this guy out, and of course, I’m so excited for these Hoenn remakes!

Alpha, Omega, Mega

Well, I’m officially on Alpha Sapphire & Omega Ruby watch!  Whenever I’m having a bad day, it seems Pokémon comes to my rescue and releases bits of information on the much-anticipated Hoenn remakes.  The other day, pouting through my to-do list, I saw this video tweeted out:

Doesn’t Hoenn look fabulous in 3D?!  On to the point of this video: here in gen 6, Mega Evolutions are a thing, so of course they’ll be around in Alpha Sapphie and Omega Ruby.  This video shows up the Mega versions of the Hoenn starters, Sceptile, Swampert, and Blaziken.  We’ve seen Mega Blaziken before, of course.  I even had him on my team fighting through Kalos.  Pokémon’s twitter also let up know that Sceptile’s Mega Evolution gains a Dragon type, which makes it at least 75% cooler.  Swampert’s Mega Evolution apparently gains the Swift Swim ability, but that bulky dude doesn’t look too swift to me.  

The video also previews the newest pokémon announced, Diancie.  Sure, we’ve heard a lot about Diancie, but it seems like the distribution is coming up soon.  The COOLEST thing the video shows is Primal Groudon and Primal Kyogre.  There’s still some questions in my head about these forms, but I’m assuming they’re different than Mega Evolution.

Twitter has been a wealth of information lately, as Mega Sableye was revealed the other day.  Best of all, it has given us A RELEASE DATE!!!  November 21st, I can’t wait to see you!!!

Who’s as excited as I am for Hoenn remakes?!

Charizard, Hoenn, and the most excited I’ve ever been

TGIF, guys!  Seriously, it has been quite the week.  I need me some weekend in the worst way.  Amidst some unpleasantness this week, the Pokémon Twitter feed made me smile by announcing it was Charizard week!  Charizard is my first favorite, and perhaps still is the ultimate.  Seeing this awesome Charizard pokémon card collage made the stress temporarily melt away.

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as tweeted by pokémon

The best news, however, came on Wednesday… and by best news, I mean best freaking news I could think of.  I’ve been wondering when a new pokémon version would come out for a while now.  I didn’t expect anything, but I was itching for a new adventure.  It’s also worth mentioning that Gen 3 is my favorite generation.  Of course I loved the original, but the Hoenn region was just so appealing to me– the range of geography, the imaginative towns!  Gen 3 also features the remakes of the Gen 1 games, so that helps boost its status with me, but really it’s Hoenn that I want.  The Gen 4 remakes of the Gen 2 games made me love them more, but I still love Ruby, Sapphire, and Emerald more than anything. On Wednesday, crazy pokémon fanatics like me got news of a dream come true: HOENN REMAKES!!  OMEGA RUBY & ALPHA SAPPHIRE!

I can’t wait to see Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire!  There’s like no information on them yet, but they are reservable at Game Stop and you can bet I will be reserving them both!  I will be counting down the days until November! Thanks, Pokémon for making my entire week! Any Hoenn trainers as excited as I am?!