- Join Date
- Nov 8, 2018
World very simple place. World only have two things: Things you can eat and things you no can eat.
The world's least impressive family tree, but everything has to start somewhere. This is the second in my plan for a "dynasty" of challenge runs, following on from my LeafGreen scramble last year. Since I will also need to send offspring from LeafGreen to Emerald for a challenge there, I opted to do a solo run of Platinum, and my mind was drawn to Munchlax. I think for a number of reasons. I kind of like the design, I think the stat spread could make for an interesting challenge, and it was after all the very first 4th Generation Pokemon to be revealed.
Not to mention Quina's mother, Stardust, was the MVP of my LeafGreen run. Can Quina live up to his family name? Let's find out!
And as the nickname and opening quote indicate, this is also a tribute of sorts to everyone's favourite - or is that least favourite - character in Final Fantasy IX.
Quina is the only Pokemon who may battle. If Quina is KOed, the battle must be intentionally lost.
Other Pokemon may be used for field moves, contests, and other non-battle roles.
Quina may not evolve.
So far not much to say. I had bred the Munchlax egg in Pearl, then it took a good few hours to Poke Transfer the old mons on my Platinum save away ready for the reset. I picked Piplup as my starter because it learns the water HMs, and stuck with the theme by naming him Steiner. Platinum opens up trading very early, so I caught a Starly to send away and it was then a lot of running around Sandgem Town to hatch the Munchlax egg.
What did I get:
Quina Munchlax ♂
Quiet with Pickup
Tackle / Earthquake / Thunderbolt / Surf
He's male, well that answers that question at least! The nature is meh. It's already one of the slowest Pokemon around and it's made even slower, and buffing the paltry special attack probably won't mean much. I think on balance I'm glad to have Pickup for the ability, it's good fun to see what the Pokemon gets.
Of course the standout here is that moveset, courtesy of his parents. Those are some big hitting attacks for this early stage in the game, and also bring great coverage against rock types. That should get this challenge off to a flying start.
I switch-trained the first few levels before letting Quina stand on his own feet.