Settling the Score: Pokemon X

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It's a blizzard outside which would be cool if this part had the snow level in it.

8901

With the tide of fascism quelled, we can finally resume our journey of complaining about a children's game.
8902

Triumphant music blared as I entered Route whatever the ****, and honestly it's really good take a listen.
8903

Minor nitpick, but these guards could really afford to stop blocking the gate. I mean I can get through, but it takes slightly longer than it should when I'm constantly skating into the fine proletariat.
8904

I thought my repels would save me from encounters, but this guy just popped out of the bush and fought me anyways. Since he's fast, I had to fight him I think.
8905

Oh okay that's a new mechanic. I'm gonna hazard a guess and say this didn't make it into future games.
8906

Once again, I have been outplayed by a random level hike that came out of nowhere. society
8907

oh wow this cave has the same music as the last 50 of them. Alexa, please play a better dungeon theme.
8908

I'm gonna be honest, the constant random encounters are really starting to annoy me. Because the game jacked the levels up 7 times, my team is all too low leveled for repels to work, and everything in this cave seems to have rock slide or explosion, making training Vespiquen kinda hard.
8909

As if being bombarded by random encounters wasn't annoying enough, now I can't even use Rock Smash without being attacked by one of these guys, who are proudly rocking the Sturdy/Self Destruct combo.
8910

It eventually reached a point where I had to shut the game off and hopefully try again the next day.
8911

Well, I tried again, and I ran into the other problem that's making this dungeon frustrating. Not only am I spammed with encounters every 5 seconds, but literally everything I run into seems capable of oneshotting like half my team.
8912

After getting steamrolled by a Graveler for the 8 billionth time, I realized I'd reached a point of diminishing returns. I could keep the EXP share off, sure, but the levels were only gonna jump higher, and I didn't want to spend 5000 hours grinding. So, it was with some reluctance that I turned on baby mode, and drained every last ounce of challenge from this game. F.
8913

That being said, turning the crutch on didn't actually solve my immediate problem, so I just kinda had to make this work.
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Oh hey, it's half the reason I struggled through this hellhole.
8915

Claude evolved into the chandelier in my dining room next to the living room which has my lamp.
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First battle with Chandelure. so that was fun.
8917

Alright I may have gotten frustrated by all the encounters and reset the game back to the first rage-quit. Just a possibility, though.
8918

holy HECK these games are unplayable without repels. The never ending barrage of pointless filler fights, the battle intros the feel like they take 5 years, some other third thing, just wow, what a momentum killer. I don't think I've ever been frustrated at a Pokemon game before, but there's a first for everything.
8919

Wow look it's an item, the only reason I came in here in the first place. I don't actually think I needed that item.
8920

Finally, a fair fight. Spartan vs Tank-Octopus, the classic matchup.
8921

I wonder what this trainer's strategy is?
8922

oh wow, a mildly interesting but not actually matchup. Cue the music.
8923

Finally, I have the other reason I came into this dump. This is so epic.
8924

This cave is truly cursed, here's to me never having to go back in here to catch a really cool but also horribly misused legendary Pokemon.
8925

Right as I did my victory lap I found another cave entrance. this is so sad.
8926

I think I hard counter this thing, I'm not really sure. This thing is a knockoff of Pachirisu.
8927

oh okay we're in a town now.
8928

Gen 1 Bad, callbacks bad, I am a professional game critic.
8929

Oh okay we're like 85% done with the game at this point, but sure give me more tutorials.
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bulbapedia
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"this game doesn't have good graphics." ~Me like 5 years ago.
8932

I remember when people used to speculate this train led to Galar. While I do agree that the two regions are undeniably linked (Galar is pretty heavily implied to be the other region in the 100 year war this game talks about), we don't know the stance of Brexit in the Pokemon world so crossing the border may not be legal.
8933

There was some text about Lysandre that gave context to this line, but I forgot it so I don't know what to say for this.
8934

Oh wow okay I didn't expect this, what a nice surprise.
8935

Praise revoked.
8936

Worry Seed, and the like two other moves similar to it, are really interesting ideas but also seem kinda useless.
8937

As a Pokemon fan, I feel like I am legally required to declare how much I hate orange over here, but I've grown up. Charizard is fine, a little over-represented, sure, but fine nonetheless. um I mean death to the great satan.
8938

I'd like to thank Terminus Cave for toughening me up against my will.
8939

Ah, just ****ing gorgeous. I could fall asleep here if the possibility of falling into the ocean and dying wasn't there.
8940

I taught Surf to Greninja expecting it to be the best Water move I could get, and literally immediately after I got better surf. ouch.
8941

Well it took a journey and a half, but I fixed that up. The things I'll do for a lower base damage move.
8942

Okay so I figure I should probably catch a final team member at some point, and this seemed like a fun choice. I was originally gonna catch a Goomy back in the haunted house forest, but I didn't want to put up with that for 10 levels. So I'm catching it here.
8943

Catch rates made it difficult, but I did catch it eventually.
8944

Wow, look, a completely inconspicuous rain storm that I definitely didn't manipulate the clock to make appear when I needed it. Just nature taking it's course.
8945

I figured I should get one fight with Sligoo before I dope it with Rare Candies, so here ya go.
8946

How long have you been standing there, my dude? I really don't want to be the one to tell you.
8947

aye ya'll know what time it is?
8948

Sligoo evolved into Goodra.
8949

Alas, as the natural rain pours down, I believe it is time I bid you adieu. I look forward to seeing you in the next part.
 
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It still irritates me somewhat that they never did anything with that train station. And that they hardly did anything with Gen VI, come to think of it.

You'll have to tell me what you think of the Snowbelle City music because imo that's one of the top three tracks in the game.
 

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I really enjoyed reading the entirety of your play-through from beginning to now in one sitting. I only did that because

We live in a society.
 
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