My Pokemon Y Wonder Trade Challenge is now underway! I went through a bit of the introduction this morning. The screenshotting is working wonderfully.
The introduction to Pokemon Y is, luckily, not as long as Pokemon Moon’s was. At least, I felt I was a bit more confined or “stuck” with Pokemon Moon’s, now that I play Gen VI again. I liked the intro to Pokemon Moon, don’t get me wrong…but I felt like I could not wander around and explore too much, and I felt like it took a long time.
Above, you can see the preliminary rules for my Wonder Trade Challenge. However, as a revision to rule 4, if I receive a duplicate Pokemon (only ones I have already received and will be part of my team), I will re-trade it. This is purely for my sanity. I’d rather not train a team of 6 Magikarps. Because that would be…infernally hard, if not impossible. But highly unlikely. And as an extra rule, if I receive a legendary or a Pokemon that’s really far outside my level range, (consider, level 15 or higher) I’ll either box it or re-trade it, and in the case of boxing, catch another Pokemon and trade that one for something more appropriate. I have had some experiences where this has happened, though I more often receive low-level Pokemon off of Wonder Trade than not.
I didn’t remember that your in-game mom had a Fletchling that flies into you. That kind of reminds me of Skyward Sword, where Zelda’s blue Loftwing spits out a letter at you through your dorm window. Regardless, I kind of hurried through the beginning, where I met my new “friends” (of which I cannot even remember all of their names), and my two rivals, Shauna and Calem. For those of you who are curious, I picked Froakie, but that won’t particularly matter because he will be Wonder Traded away. *sniff*
I also participated in my first battle with Shauna and her Fennekin. Given my Froakie already knew bubble, it was not particularly a difficult battle.
After delivering a letter home to my mom so I could get permission to go on a journey to fill out my Pokedex (I can’t just run off like in Pokemon GSC), I proceeded to Aquacorde town, and then to Route 2, where Calem gave me the traditional Pokemon catching rundown. Sadly, this is now an obligatory thing as opposed to something you could opt out of in Gen II, though it has been obligatory for a long time.
After finally being freed from most of the intro, I ran around in the grass for a bit and caught 5 additional Pokemon. My haul included 2 Fletchlings, 1 Bunnelby, 1 Scatterbug, and 1 Pidgey. These fellows won’t be in my party, but that doesn’t guarantee I won’t end up with one of the exact same species back in turn.
I’ll continue to Wonder Trading my catches soon. I’ll let you know what I got, and I’ll try to update for major battles and events along the way.
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The Pokemon Wonder Trade Challenge. Digital Image. Smogon. N.p., n.d. Web. Retrieved 11 December, 2016. <http://www.smogon.com/forums/threads/wonderlocke-challenge.3490906/>