Monotype Going Green! | Zed's Pokemon White Grass Monotype Challenge! (Update 4: vs Elesa

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Welcome to my first ever Monotype Challenge run that I'll be doing on my copy of Pokemon White. I hope you'll enjoy following my progress with this over the next few weeks or however long it takes me to complete this challenge (I hope it won't take longer than a few weeks tho). Also all feedback is welcome since this is my first time doing something like this.

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After my disappointment with the whole Gen 8 situation, the Pokemon community and pretty much the entire Pokemon franchise, I decided to step away from Pokemon for some time and sadly that included this forum (I did however pop in from time to time to see what’s going on here, especially recently). But recently I found out that my favorite generation is celebrating its 10th anniversary this year and that reminded me of all of the things that I love about this franchise so I decided to come back to Pokemon and that also includes this forum and this great community. I wanted to come back by doing something I planned to do on here before stepping away from Pokemon and that something was a challenge run. First I wanted to do a Nuzlocke challenge but I ultimately decided against it and instead I’ll be doing my first ever Monotype challenge. A Monotype challenge was something I wanted to do for a long time but somehow I never got around to it until now. I wanted to do this challenge on my Pokemon White version because Gen 5 is my favorite generation. The type I picked is Grass since it’s my favorite starter type and I also thought it would be a good challenge since Grass types are usually considered as very weak and Unova has Fire (with Snivy as a starter), Bug, Flying and an Ice type Gym. I hope you guys will like this challenge run and I’m looking forward to all of your feedback since I never did/wrote something like this before.

- I can only use Grass type Pokemon in this playthrough. (dual types are allowed)
- I can’t use two Pokemon from the same evolutionary line because that would be boring.
- Since this is not a Nuzlocke there will be no permanent deaths but I will be keeping track of how many times each Pokemon fainted as well as how many times I black out.
- No using Items in battle. Held items are allowed.
- Battle style will be on SET to make this even more challenging.
- I won’t be using any legendary Pokemon (Virizion) since that would be to easy.
- If none of my Pokemon can learn the HM that is needed for me to continue the game then I can catch an HM slave but I can’t use that Pokemon in battle.
- Not really a rule but I’ll have a naming theme during this challenge and the theme will be vegetables.

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As expected I am welcomed to the world of Pokemon by Professor Juniper and she also introduces me to Cheren and Bianca before I can actually start the game. The first thing that I have to do is pick one of the starters that Professor Juniper sent to my room. Since this is a Grass Monotype challenge the only starter that I can pick is Snivy :snivy:.

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After picking Snivy :snivy:, I immediately have my first two battles against my friends/rivals. I win against Bianca and her Oshawott :oshawott: easily and destroy my room in the process but thankfully I’m going on a journey so I won’t have to sleep in this mess. The battle against Cheren doesn’t go my way because his Tepig :tepig: gets a lucky critical hit just before I was able to knock it out and Cheren beats me. This is not a good sign since the future battles will only get harder because he will have fire type moves in his arsenal.


Then I have to sit through all of the beginning tutorials and dialogue until I finally obtain the Pokedex and also some Pokeballs soon after. During this tutorial part I also get a chance to nickname my Snivy :snivy: and I name him Spinach.

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I then lose a catching competition against Cheren and Bianca because there were no Grass types on Route 1. I do however use this opportunity to train up Spinach :snivy: to level 7 and make up for the lost experience from that loss against Cheren.


In Accumula Town I get one last tutorial from Professor Juniper and then I am finally free to start my journey of becoming the best Grass type trainer in Unova. I go outside and see Team Plasma for the first time. Ghetsis introduces himself and talks about Pokemon liberation before leaving with the rest of Team Plasma. Then I meet N and have a battle against him and his Purrloin :purrloin:. It wasn’t a hard battle since Spinach :snivy: is actually very bulky for a Grass type and Purrloin’s :purrloin: Scratch can’t do much damage even though both Pokemon are at the same level. I use Leer first and then a couple of Vine Whips to take care of N’s Purrloin :purrloin:.


I talk to everyone in Accumula and get a free Pokeball from some random guy in one of the buildings before heading out of town and obtaining the Running Shoes from my mom. I save here because I think it is a good place to stop since the tutorials are over and from now on I’ll be doing an update for each Gym Badge.

:snivy: Spinach Lv. 8
Ability: Overgrow
Nature: Docile
Moves: Vine Whip, Tackle and Leer

Blackouts: 1

Faint counter:
:snivy: Spinach: 1

Thanks a lot Cheren! :madazurill:

Thanks for checking out my challenge!​
 
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Last time I did everything I could in Accumula Town and I even obtained the Running Shoes on Route 2. With my new shoes I continued going through Route 2 and fighting every Trainer I could find. By the time I reached the end of the route Spinach :snivy: was already at level 10.


Before I could enter Striaton City I was stopped by Bianca and we had another battle. The battle was easy and I won by spamming Vine Whip, she did use a Potion on Oshawott :oshawott: and prolonged the battle by one extra turn so I won in five turns instead of four. After that battle I finally arrive in Striaton City.


My first stop is Pokemon Center where I heal Spinach :snivy:. I then explore almost the entire city and obtain 2 Great and one Dusk Ball in the process. Before going to the Trainers’ School I decide to visit the Dreamyard first. I battle a couple of trainers there and obtain the gift Panpour :panpour: that I will probably use as the Surf HM slave in the future but for now I just place it in the PC box.


Then I go back to Striaton and visit the Trainers’ School. I run into Cheren and he wants to battle me again. Spinach :snivy: is at level 12 and I feel confident that I’ll get my revenge for that lucky win he got over me last time. Cheren starts with his Tepig :tepig: probably hoping to win quickly with Ember. I have Spinach :snivy: use Wrap for some consistent chip damage and Tepig :tepig: uses Ember but it doesn’t do that much damage. On the next turn we both go for defense lowering moves, Leer and Tail Whip respectively. Spinach :snivy: then uses Tackle and brings Tepig :tepig: down in yellow HP but its Oran berry activates and brings it back in green health as it uses Ember that still doesn’t do too much to my starter. On the next turn my Tackle crits and Tepig :tepig: goes down. Spinach reaches level 13 after that and also learns Growth. Cheren then sends out Purrloin :purrloin: but a couple of Vine Whips do the trick and I win against Cheren for the first time in this challenge. He gives me some Oran berries that will hopefully help me beat the first Gym.


I enter the Striaton Gym and beat both of the Gym Trainers without much trouble and Spinach :snivy: reaches level 14. Spinach :snivy: is now the same level as Gym Leader’s ace so I decide to try and win the badge even though we have the type disadvantage.

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My opponent in this battle is the Fire type user Chili because I started my journey with a Snivy :snivy:.

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My plan was to use Growth as much as possible against Lillipup :lillipup: and then try and OHKO the Pansear :pansear: with my boosted Tackle. The battle starts and I use Growth 4 times until Lillipup :lillipup: activates my Oran Berry. I then use Tackle but even at +4 Attack Lillipup :lillipup: survives with a sliver of HP left and uses a +2 Bite (because of Work Up) that gets Spinach :snivy: down to only 12 HP. I finish Lillipup :lillipup: of with another Tackle but I know this is over because I can’t use Potions in battle in this challenge. The Pansear :pansear: comes out, outspeeds Spinach :snivy: and uses Incinerate to end the battle quickly. I’ll have to come back and challenge Chili again when I’m stronger.


I go back to Route 2 and train against wild Pokemon until Spinach :snivy: reaches level 16 and learns Leaf Tornado. I contemplated getting one more level and evolving Spinach :snivy: into Servine but I wanted to try and win this with a Snivy so I didn’t do it. I go back to Striaton to heal Spinach :snivy: and give him an Oran Berry before challenging Chili again.

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Like last time I manage to use Growth 4 times against Lillipup :lillipup: but this time around Lillipup :lillipup: does a lot less damage than before so Spinach :snivy: still has over half of his HP left. I then use Leaf Tornado and OHKO the Lillipup :lillipup:. Pansear :pansear: comes out but Spinach :snivy: is faster now and I have him use Tackle that does a lot of damage and leaves Chili’s Pansear :pansear: with around ¼ of its HP left. Chili makes a mistake and has Pansear :pansear: use Work Up instead of attacking so I finish the battle on the next turn with another Tackle. This battle went a lot better than I expected and Spinach :snivy: didn't even have to use the Oran Berry that I gave him to hold before the battle.

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I get my first Gym Badge as well as a Work Up TM before leaving the Striaton Gym.

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I then meet Fennel and after teaching the HM Cut to Spinach :snivy:, I help her get some Dream Mist from Munna :munna: and during this sidequest I also save that Munna :munna: from two Team Plasma Grunts. Thanks to these two battles against Team Plasma Spinach :snivy: reaches level 17 and evolves into a Servine :servine:. I get C-Gear from Fennel as a reward and that’s where I stop for today.

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Next time I’ll be making my way to Nacrene City and hopefully win my second Gym badge.

:servine: Spinach Lv.17
Ability: Overgrow
Nature: Docile
Moves: Leaf Tornado, Cut, Vine Whip and Growth

Blackouts: 2

Faint counter:
:servine: Spinach: 2

That's all for today, see you when I beat Lenora and the next update is ready! :mrgreenazurill:
 

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Doing well so far! I like Grass-type Pokemon a lot too, especially the Snivy line, so I'll enjoy keeping up with this!

Shame about the crit loss against Cheren, but at least you got him back next time! I admire that you were willing (and able!) to beat the Striaton Gym with an unevolved Pokemon.
 
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Zed's Pokemon White Grass Monotype Challenge Update 2

@Typhlosion I'm glad that you'll be following this little challenge of mine. And thanks for appreciating me beating the first Gym with an unevolved Pokemon since I'm also super happy that I was able to do it with just a Snivy.


After obtaining my first Gym Badge from Chili, I continue my journey and make my way through Route 3 towards the Nacrene City. I don’t get far before Cheren stops me and challenges me to another battle. I’m not too worried because I have a Servine :servine: now and Cheren still hasn’t evolved his Tepig :tepig:.


The battle starts and he leads with his starter :tepig: like last time. I send out Spinach :servine: and use Growth as Tepig :tepig: uses Tail Whip. Spinach :servine: then uses Cut while Tepig :tepig: uses Odor Sleuth for whatever reason. I get lucky next turn as Spinach :servine: scores a crit Leaf Tornado and KOs the Tepig :tepig:. Cheren then sends out his Purrloin :purrloin: but a +1 Leaf Tornado from Spinach :servine: is a OHKO so the battle ends quickly.


After the battle we find out from Bianca that Team Plasma stole some little girl’s Pokemon so we go after them to get back the stolen Pokemon. Cheren and I battle Team Plasma two times, once in a single and once in a double battle, and we win easily both times so they return the stolen Pokemon. I continue my journey through Route 3 after that little rescue mission and I battle every Trainer that I can find on this route before I finally reach the Nacrene City.


I explored everything I can in Nacrene City, obtained some new items (one of which was a Miracle Seed) and I even went to the Pinwheel Forest’s outside area and got some more items from there as well. By the time I return to the city Spinach :servine: is already at level 21 so I decide to take on the Gym. I try to enter the museum where the Gym is located but I’m stopped by N. He challenges me to a battle and I accept.


This battle was supper easy because N’s Pokemon were at a very low level. I had Spinach :servine: use Growth on the first turn as N’s Pidove :pidove: barely does a 12HP of damage with Gust. Spinach :servine: then gets a crit Leaf Tornado that OHKOs N’s Pidove :pidove: and after that I proceed to sweep the rest of his team (Tympole :tympole: and Timburr :timburr:) with a +1 Leaf Tornado.


I finally enter the Nacrene Museum where I meet Lenora’s husband and easily defeat all of the Gym Trainers before going down the hidden flight of stairs to challenge Lenora for my second Gym Badge. Spinach :servine: also leveled up to level 22 after battling all of the Gym trainers.

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Before the battle I give Spinach :servine: the Miracle Seed to hold because I want my Leaf Tornado to be as powerful as possible.


I have to admit that I was incredibly lucky in my battle against Lenora because I managed to beat her without taking any damage. She started with Herdier :herdier: and used Leer as I had Spinach :servine: use Growth. I then went for another Growth as Herdier’s :herdier: Take Down missed Spinach :servine:. I decide to be greedy after this miss happened and use another Growth in hopes of defeating her Watchog :watchog: with one Leaf Tornado so I don’t have to deal with the scary Retaliate attack. Instead of trying to hit me with Take Down again, Lenora decides to use another Leer. I know that Spinach :servine: is bulky and that he can take one Take Down from Herdier :herdier: even at -2 defense so I go for another Growth just to make sure I can OHKO the Watchdog :watchog: later but instead of attacking me Lenora decides to use Leer again. Spinach :servine: then proceeds to use Leaf Tornado twice and OHKO both Herdier :herdier: and Watchog :watchog:. Spinach :servine: also leveled up to level 23 after defeating Herdier :herdier:. And just like that I managed to beat Lenora without taking a single hit point of damage and win my second Gym Badge.

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Lenora also gave me the TM for Retaliate.


After the battle Lenora’s husband informs us that Team Plasma is trying to steal something from the Museum but I’ll deal with that next time so I just save the game before turning it of for now.


:servine: Spinach Lv.23
Ability: Overgrow
Nature: Docile
Moves: Leaf Tornado, Cut, Leech Seed and Growth


Blackouts: 2

Faint counter:
:servine: Spinach: 2


Next time I'll finally be able to catch a few new Pokemon and Spinach :servine: won't have to do everything alone anymore. See you next time. :mrgreenazurill:
 

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After winning my second Gym Badge from Lenora I witnessed Team Plasma stealing the Dragon Skull from Nacrene Museum. As expected I am the one that has to go after them and retrieve the Skull. I also meet Burgh for the first time as he’ll be the one that shows me the way through the Pinwheel Forest.

After entering the Pinwheel Forest I only defeat the first two Team Plasma Grunts before deciding that catching a few new Pokemon for my team was more important than some old Dragon Skull. I put the pursuit of Team Plasma on hold and start looking for the Grass type Pokemon that live in this forest.

The first one I find is a female Sewaddle :sewaddle:. I catch her and name her Cabbage. I decide to go and heal Spinach :servine: after that but I forget about the twins that I saw earlier and they challenge me to a double battle. They have two level 16 Sewaddle :sewaddle: that both target my newly caught Cabbage :sewaddle: and manage to KO her before Spinach :servine: was able to finish them off so Cabbage :sewaddle: has already fainted once less than a minute after being caught.

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The next Pokemon I catch is a Petilil :petilil: and I name her Lettuce.

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The last one and the hardest one to find was a Pansage :pansage: but I eventually find one and catch it. It is a male Pansage :pansage: and I name him Broccoli. While searching for a Pansage :pansage: I fought so many Audino :audino: that by the time I caught Broccoli :pansage: both Lettuce :petilil: and Cabbage :sewaddle: were trained up to level 19.

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With four Pokemon by my side I feel a lot more confident than before so I continue my pursuit of Team Plasma. I beat every Trainer and Team Plasma Grunt that stands in my way and retrieve the Dragon Skull without any issues. I get a Moon Stone as the reward from Lenora.

I continue my journey through Pinwheel forest, evolve Cabbage :sewaddle: into a Swadloon :swadloon: and have a hard battle against a Trainer with two Woobat :woobat: in which Broccoli :pansage: faints. I go back to heal and reach Castelia City shortly after. I explore most of the city, have Cabbage :swadloon: get a massage and finally go to the Gym. In front of the Gym I am stopped by the Gym Leader Burgh and he informs me that Team Plasma is in the city so we’ll have to deal with them again. We then learn from Iris that Bianca’s Munna :munna: was stolen by Team Plasma and we chase after them until we find their lair right across the street from the Gym.

Burgh and I easily defeat a few Team Plasma Grunts and after a short exchange of words with Ghetsis we manage to get Bianca’s Munna :munna: back so I can finally challenge the Gym. I wanted to take on the Battle Company first to get some extra levels but after seeing that my entire party is at least level 21 I decide that taking on the Battle Company won’t be necessary after all.

I enter the Gym and beat every Gym Trainer without any of my Pokemon fainting. Since Cabbage :swadloon: got another massage before entering the Gym she evolved into a Leavanny :leavanny: after she reached level 22 and now I felt even more confident that I’ll be able to beat Burgh.

This is my team before challenging Burgh. Spinach :servine: is holding an Eviolite, Lettuce :petilil: is holding a Quick Claw and Broccoli :pansage: and Cabbage :leavanny: are holding Oran berries.

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Burgh starts the battle with a Pokemon I fear the most on his team, the Bug and Poison type Whirlipede :whirlipede:. I have Lettuce :petilil: use Sleep Powder as Whirlipede’s :whirlipede: Screech misses. I then use Leech Seed on the sleeping Whirlipede :whirlipede: for some consistent damage/healing and then I switch into Broccoli :pansage:. Broccoli :pansage: uses Work Up as Whirlipede :whirlipede: wakes up and hits a strong Poison Tail that activates Broccoli’s :pansage: Oran Berry allowing him to survive another attack. I have him use Bite but it doesn’t do too much damage and another Poison Tail leaves Broccoli :pansage: with only 13HP left after Leech Seed recovery. We go for another Bite and bring Whirlipede :whirlipede: down to red health before another Poison Tail knocks Broccoli :pansage: out. I send out Lettuce :petilil: again to put Whirlipede :whirlipede: to sleep one more time but Burgh uses a Hyper Potion as Sleep Powder misses so we are back at the start with one less Pokemon that’s able to fight.

Whirlipede :whirlipede: goes for another Poison Tail and does over half HP of damage as Lettuce :petilil: hits with Sleep Powder this time around. I use Growth and Magical Leaf but it barely does any damage to the sleeping Whirlipede :whirlipede: but thankfully Leech Seed is not only damaging Whirlipede :whirlipede: but it also heals Lettuce :petilil: back to almost full HP while Whirlipede :whirlipede: is asleep. Whirlipede :whirlipede: wakes up and misses a Screech. Burgh then uses another Hyper Potion and we are back where we started for the third time but Lettuce :petilil: thankfully hits another Sleep Powder. I then switch to Spinach :servine: and use Growth. Whirlipede :whirlipede: stays asleep as two Cut attacks and the damage from Leech Seed finally knock out this annoying Pokemon.

Dwebble :dwebble: is next and two Leaf Tornados take it out but not before it lands a Sand Attack that lowers Spinach’s :servine: accuracy. Burgh then sends out his ace Leavanny :leavanny:. Spinach :servine: misses Cut as Leavanny :leavanny: uses String Shot. Not wanting to deal with low accuracy I switch into Lettuce :petilil: again and I luckily do it on the turn when Leavanny :leavanny: decides to use Protect. Leavanny :leavanny: then uses Struggle Bug and Lettuce :petilil: misses another Sleep Powder. Lettuce :petilil: survives another Struggle Bug with only 5 HP left and hits Sleep Powder. I then switch to Cabbage :leavanny: and use Bug Bite that does a little over half HP of damage. Burgh's Leavanny :leavanny: wakes up and uses Protect but Cabbage :leavanny: is faster despite being lower level so she finishes the battle on the next turn with another Bug Bite. Lettuce :petilil: levels up after Leavanny :leavanny: goes down and she really deserved it because her Sleep Powder saved us in this battle.

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I win my third Gym Badge and get TM for Struggle Bug as a reward.

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This is how my team looked after that battle and it was the most intense battle I had so far in this challenge. Whirlipede :whirlipede: was really hard to take down but we managed to do it in the end.

:servine: Spinach Lv. 25
Ability: Overgrow
Nature: Docile
Moves: Leaf Tornado, Cut, Leech Seed and Growth

:leavanny: Cabbage Lv. 22
Ability: Chlorophyll
Nature: Careful
Moves: Bug Bite, Razor Leaf, Tackle and Protect

:petilil: Lettuce Lv. 22
Ability: Own Tempo
Nature: Timid
Moves: Magical Leaf, Sleep Powder, Leech Seed and Growth

:pansage: Broccoli Lv. 21
Ability: Gluttony
Nature: Naughty
Moves: Vine Whip, Bite, Leech Seed and Work Up

Blackouts: 2

Faint counter:
:servine: Spinach: 2
:leavanny: Cabbage: 1
:petilil: Lettuce: 0
:pansage: Broccoli: 2

Next time I’ll be taking on Elesa and her two Emolga so I expect another very hard battle.
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Good job getting past a big hurdle. I used a Sewaddle during my first playthrough of Black 2. Its movepool was rather shallow but getting Bug Bite and Razor Leaf early was nice, and they were all it needed for a while. Having a Leavanny this soon is helpful as well so I hope Cabbage can really shine!
 
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It seems like the team is shaping up nicely, defeating Burgh on the first try! Personally, I'm hoping to see Maractus :maractus: added to it, I feel like the dancing cactus never gets any love. I'm looking forward to seeing how this challenge continues, keep it up!
 
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Good work! Burgh would be a bit of a challenge for a monotype grass run, now let’s just hope skyla and brycen will go smoothly!
 
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Zed's Pokemon White Grass Monotype Challenge Update 4

@Typhlosion I agree, having a fully evolved Pokemon this early is amazing. Like you I also used a Leavanny before, it was on my first Black team back in the day but haven't used it since so I'm really enjoying using this Pokemon line again after so many years. Bug Bite and Razor Leaf are good for now but if I remember correctly it should learn both Leaf Blade and X-scissor later down the line so hopefully Cabbage will be useful all the way to the end and not just now. :)

@Calaf Thanks, I also didn't expect to beat Burgh on the first try especially after he kept healing Whirlipede all the time. And if you wanted to see a Maractus then you'll be happy to read this update.

@juiccbox Thanks, Burgh was a challenge indeed and I expect Skyla and Brycen to be even more challenging but hopefully I'll beat them just like I beat Burgh.


The first thing I had to do after winning the Insect Badge was battle my two friends/rivals. The first one to challenge me was Bianca in the gate of Castelia City.

She started the battle with her Herdier :herdier: using Odor Sleuth while I started with Broccoli :pansage: and Leech Seed. I then use Work Up to boost Broccoli’s :pansage: attack but Herdier’s :herdier: Take Down turns out to be a critical hit that sadly takes out Broccoli :pansage: in one hit. I send out Lettuce :petilil: and use Sleep Powder while Herdier :herdier: uses Odor Sleuth again. While Herdier :herdier: is sleeping I have Lettuce :petilil: use Growth twice. Lettuce :petilil: then uses Magical Leaf and defeats Herdier :herdier:. Munna :munna: is next and +2 Magical Leaf isn’t enough to KO it so Munna :munna: manages to use Yawn. A Super Potion saves Munna :munna: on the next turn as Lettuce :petilil: falls asleep. After a few uneventful turns Lettuce :petilil: wakes up and beats Munna :munna: with a couple of Magical Leaf attacks. Bianca then sends out Pansear :pansear: and it uses Yawn on Lettuce :petilil: before being put to sleep itself by Sleep Powder. I switch into Cabbage :leavanny: and then use Tackle while Pansear :pansear: uses Incinerate after waking up on the first possible turn. Incinerate doesn’t do too much despite Cabbage’s :leavanny: 4x weakness so another Tackle KOs Pansear :pansear:. Bianca’s last Pokemon is Dewott :dewott: but Cabbage :leavanny: is faster and gets OHKO with Razor Leaf. I win the battle and Cabbage :leavanny: levels up.


After going back and healing my Pokemon I finally start going through Route 4 towards Nimbasa City but I don’t get very far because Cheren shows up and challenges me to a battle.

Cheren starts with Pidove :pidove: but my Lettuce :petilil: puts it to sleep before it gets a chance to do anything. I switch to Broccoli :pansage: as Pidove :pidove: wakes up immediately and uses Air Cutter that ends up being a critical hit so it leaves Broccoli :pansage: with only 6 HP left. Pidove :pidove: then uses Quick Attack and KOs Broccoli :pansage:. I feel sorry for Broccoli :pansage: as it was very unlucky in the last few battles, the poor thing can’t catch a break. I send out Spinach :servine: and use Growth as Pidove :pidove: gets another crit with Air Cutter but it doesn’t do too much to Spinach :servine: thanks to Eviolite. I have Spinach :servine: use Cut and Pidove :pidove: uses another Air Cutter. One more Cut takes out Pidove :pidove: and Cheren sends out his Pignite :pignite:. Spinach :servine: uses Cut and gets a critical hit that does a lot to Pignite :pignite: but its Sitrus Berry heals it back to over a third of its HP left. Flame Charge then KOs Spinach :servine: and I send out Lettuce :petilil:. For some reason Pignite :pignite: uses Defense Curl so Lettuce :petilil: puts it to sleep with Sleep Powder. Two Magical Leaf attacks take out Pignite :pignite: before it has a chance to wake up and Lettuce :petilil: levels up as a result. Pansage :pansage: is next and it almost KOs Lettuce :petilil: without taking any damage because of its Bite flinching and my Sleep Powder missing. I don’t want Lettuce :petilil: to go down so I switch into Cabbage :leavanny: and KO Pansage :pansage: with one Bug Bite. Liepard :liepard: is Cheren’s last Pokemon but it also goes down to one Bug Bite from Cabbage :leavanny: and I win the battle.


I then continue my way through Route 4, battle every Trainer on the route until I reach the Desert Resort. In the Desert Resort I can finally catch another Grass Type Pokemon so I start looking for it. It doesn’t take too long and I run into a male Maractus :maractus:. I catch him and name him Kale.

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After catching Kale :maractus: I continue exploring the Desert Resort, finding a lot of different Items and battling surprisingly tough Trainers. I win all of those battles but two of my Pokemon faint in the process, Spinach :servine: against a Trainer with a Darumaka :darumaka: and Kale :maractus: against a Trainer with a Sigilyph :sigilyph:. I also explore the accessible parts of Relic Castle and then finally go back to Route 4 and reach Nimbasa City.


In Nimbasa City I save the Day Care man from Team Plasma and I even battle N again after finding out that he is a king of Team Plasma.


N starts the battle with a Sandile :sandile: and I start with Spinach :servine:. We both use non-attacking moves on the first turn, Growth and Embargo. Then Spinach :servine: uses Leaf Tornado and it is a OHKO on Sandile :sandile:. Darumaka :darumaka: is next so I use Cut but Draumaka’s :darumaka: Fire Punch crits and burns Spinach :servine: so I have to switch out into Kale :maractus:. Facade and Fire Punch take out Kale :maractus: quickly so I send out Broccoli :pansage:. Luckily Broccoli :pansage: is faster and one Dig KOs N’s Darumaka :darumaka:. N then sends out Sigilyph :sigilyph: and two Air Cutters take out Broccoli :pansage: as he only had a chance to do a little bit of damage with Bite. I send out Lettuce :petilil: and after surviving Air Cutter with 15 HP left she puts Sigilyph :sigilyph: to sleep with Sleep Powder. I then switch into Cabbage :leavanny: and two Bug Bites take out Sigilyph :sigilyph: before it was able to wake up. Scraggy :scraggy: is N’s last Pokemon but it also goes down to two Bug Bite attacks from Cabbage :leavanny: and I win the battle.


I wasn’t very confident that I can beat Elesa without training my team a bit more so I go back to Castelia City and take on the Battle Company. I then return to Nimbasa and take on the Gym Trainers. I beat all of them without much issues but I notice that Broccoli :pansage: still doesn’t do a lot of damage to Emolga with Rock Tomb (and that was my only strategy against Emolga) so I decide to evolve him into a Simisage :simisage:. I also evolve Lettuce :petilil: into a Lilligant :lilligant: before facing Elesa. I feel a lot better about my chances to win now so I challenge Elesa.

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This is my team before the battle. The Items are Big Root on Lettuce :lilligant:, Miracle Seed on Cabbage :leavanny: and Kale :maractus:, Scope Lens on Broccoli :simisage: and Eviolite on Spinach :servine:.

Elesa starts with Emolga :emolga: and I start with Lettuce :lilligant:. Emolga :emolga: uses Arial Ace that does decent damage as Lettuce :lilligant: uses Sleep Powder. It takes me two turn to hit Leech Seed on a sleeping Emolga :emolga: and then I use Sleep Powder again expecting it to wake up. Emolga :emolga: doesn’t wake up so I use Sleep Powder again and this time it works because Emolga :emolga: wakes up, uses Aerial Ace bringing Lettuce :lilligant: under half HP and then is put right back to sleep. I switch into Broccoli :simisage: and defeat Emolga :emolga: with one Rock Tomb. Elesa sends out her second Emolga :emolga: so I use Rock Tomb again as Emolga :emolga: survives in red HP and uses Aerial Ace doing a decent damage to Broccoli :simisage:. Seed Bomb KOs Emolga on the next turn. Zebstrika :zebstrika: is Elesa’s last Pokemon and it uses Flame Charge bringing Broccoli :simisage: down to 13 HP before he uses Dig. Dig does massive damage leaving Zebstrika :zebstrika: in red HP but Elesa uses a Hyper Potion as I have Broccoli :simisage: use Rock Tomb. Zebstrika’s :zebstrika: Quick Attack KOs Broccoli :simisage: on the next turn. I send out Kale :maractus: and use Giga Drain that does a lot more damage than I expected as Zebstrika :zebstrika: uses Spark for some reason. Elesa uses another Hyper Potion and Kale :maractus: keeps using Giga Drain because Zebstrika :zebstrika: can’t take two of those attacks. Zebstrika :zebstrika: then uses Flame Charge but it barely does half HP of damage to Kale :maractus: so another Giga Drain finishes the battle. I win my fourth Gym battle and get Bolt Badge and TM for Volt Switch as rewards.

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This is how my team looked after the battle. Honestly this battle went a lot better than I expected.


:servine: Spinach Lv. 28
Ability: Overgrow
Nature: Docile
Moves: Leaf Tornado, Cut, Leech Seed and Growth

:leavanny: Cabbage Lv. 26
Ability: Chlorophyll
Nature: Careful
Moves: Bug Bite, Razor Leaf, Return and Protect

:lilligant: Lettuce Lv. 26
Ability: Own Tempo
Nature: Timid
Moves: Giga Drain, Sleep Powder, Leech Seed and Growth

:simisage: Broccoli Lv. 28
Ability: Gluttony
Nature: Naughty
Moves: Seed Bomb, Bite, Dig and Rock Tomb

:maractus: Kale Lv. 26
Ability:Chlorophyll
Nature: Sassy
Moves: Needle Arm, Giga Drain, Cotton Spore and Synthesis


Blackouts: 2

Faint counter:
:servine: Spinach:4
:leavanny: Cabbage: 1
:lilligant: Lettuce: 0
:simisage: Broccoli:6
:maractus: Kale: 2


Next Gym should be the easiest judging by the type but we'll see if Clay has some surprises for us in the next update. :mrgreenazurill:
 
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