Video Game Challenge: Day 4 – Toughest Bosses!

Happy Monday Players! It’s Day #4 of the GamersUnitedGG 30 Day Video Game Challenge! Yesterday we talked about our favorite sidekicks and Tails took home the crown!  Click here to read the nominees!  You can join us and read the official rules by clicking here! Power up Players for Day 2 of the 30 Day Video Game challenge!

Today’s Question:

Day 4: What was the toughest boss that you had to face?

There have been plenty of tough bosses in the realm of video games. My first experience with the Dark Souls franchise quickly showed me that the world is a horrible and dark place for gamers lol.

Scorpion Robotnik-

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I remember playing Sonic Spinball as a kid and getting to the Scorpion Robotnik boss. I was sooo angry because I could never beat him. I’d either  die from the poison he would spray or fall all the way back down to the beginning of the level. As a kid this really made me mad because I couldn’t beat it so I did the only thing I could think of.. I called my older brother to beat the level for me lol. Sure enough Kenny made it easy by jumping inside of the Scorpion Robotnik and hitting him in the core. Pretty soon the boss’s tail broke off and it was a matter of time before I was propelled to the next section.

 

Elite Four Pokemon Fire Red –

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The Elite Four were hard for me to beat in my youth. I would try and beat them without using any revives or portions which didn’t work out too well in the beginning.

 

Jack of Blades-

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Jack of Blades in Fable was a boss that took me a while to beat. WithFable, you can’t move as fast as you would want so when you are in the midst of a combination move, the only thing to do is try to dodge if you miss your target. I would miss and get chopped up by Jack forcing me to rethink my strategies.

 

The boss I’m selecting for the hardest in my gaming career has to be Shao Khan from Mortal Kombat 2.

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Fighting games are super fun but I have to admit that I am not good at them. When you are facing the final boss in Mortal Kombat 2, I choked and could never beat him. As with previous mentions, I simply passed the controller to my brother who finished off the villain for me. I think my problem is that as a kid I used to just press buttons to find out how to do moves. I would remember the pattern of buttons that I would press and those would be my default moves. I never took the time to go to practice or exercise modes which show you the moves list. As I got older, I started going through the tedious task and became better at fighting games. If I can take on Shao Kahn now, I’m sure I would be the victor!

Tomorrow’s Question:

Day 5: If you can have a video game weapon, which would you choose?

 

What was the toughest boss that you had to face? Have you ever beaten them? Am I the only one passing the controller to my brother lol? Let’s talk video game bosses!

-Luna 🙂

Video Game 30 Day Challenge: Day 2 – Gaming Worlds!

Happy Saturday Players! Welcome to Day #2 of the GamersUnitedGG 30 Day Video Game Challenge! Yesterday we started the challenge by blogging about our Favorite Video Game Childhood Hero and it made me really think about who I looked up to as a child. Want to know who influenced me? Click here to find out!  You can join us and read the official rules by clicking here! Power up Players for Day 2 of the 30 Day Video Game challenge!

 

Day 2: Which Video Game World Would You Live In & Why?

 

Runner-Up

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Immediately the Mushroom Kingdom popped into my mind, specifically the Kingdom featured in Super Mario 64! I’ve already gushed on again and again about how revolutionary Mario 64 was for video games but talking more about the aesthetics, Peach’s castle and the different realms that you can travel to using a picture was AMAZINGGGG! I just realized that Mario also started using less and fewer warp pipes in this installment of the franchise, which is fine. I prefer the slides, the jumping through paintings and finding secret rooms in the castle method. Not only were the colors absolutely stunning in Mario 64, but there was so much to do and so much fun to have to visit Chomp, Thwomp or Penguin racing!

Honorable Mention:

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The world of Pokemon, specifically Kanto and Johto Regions. I know I’m not the only one that wished I lived in the world of Pokemon. Imagin being able to catch and train Pokemon, participate in Gym Battles, Festivals and other competitions to show off your friends. I imagine having Pokemon will do wonders for self-esteem and people who often feel lonely as your Pokemon will never leave you. If I could live in the Pokemon world, I would want to be a Pokemon Coordinator like Dawn was. I’d want to showcase the Pokemon and their best attributes in a contest rather than have them battle it out in an arena.

Winner:

Albion

I’m a big Fable fan and the world of Albion is where I would like to live. Albion takes into account all of the current fads that I’m into royalty, magic and a simple life. In Albion, I could be a Royal Princess with 2 magic gauntlets that fuses my abilities. I could go into the City of Bowerstone buy merchandise, make pies and kick chickens! I could be a blacksmith, make potions or just run around helping people in need. A life in the world of Fable has been intriguing to me which is why I’ve played each game in the franchise and spent countless hours making choices to help save or destroy the world. Breathtaking views, a sense of duty and a place where Heroes are made, I would choose to live in the world of Fable and Albion any day!

 

Tomorrow’s Question:

Who is Your Favorite Video Game Sidekick?

 

Which video game world would you live in? would you choose any of the worlds that I have listed?  Let’s talk video game worlds!

-Luna 🙂

Pokemon Update Week 5 Mareep Event!

Happy Saturday Players! Thanks for reading this week’s Pokemon Go update post! This past Sunday was my 2nd experience with the Community Event. This month’s featured Pokemon was Mareep and if you evolved your Flaffy into an Ampharos during the 3 hour window, you would receive the special move Dragon Pulse!

Event: I was super happy when I actually completed the event this time! I have a lovely Ampharos with the special move (evolved literally 5 minutes before the event closed lol). Lucky for me, I had plenty of Pineap Berries which gave a boost in the candies that you would receive from the Mareep’s caught. Ampharos was able to successfully defend a gym at Barnett Park this week. I have received 50 Poke Coins (Max amount) from that defense.

Gym Progress: I was only able to fight and defend one gym this week at Barnett Park. I look to fight in raids and beat other gyms this weekend for my quest progress.

New Pokemon: While I wasn’t that active outside of the Mareep event this week, I was able to catch some new Pokemon due to the Kanto Region influx. For about a week, more Kanto Region (original 150) Pokemon were popping up everywhere.

  • New Kanto Region Pokemon- Drowzee, Magnemite, Sandshrew, Machop, Shellder
  • Hatched Pokemon- 0 Pokemon were hatched this week
  • Evolved Pokemon – Screenshot_2018-04-15-16-45-53.pngI evolved Mareep into Flaafy and Flaafy into Ampharos!
  • Best Catch- Solrock and Seviper in the parking lot at work!
  • Highest CP – Ampharos! Screenshot_2018-04-15-16-53-53.png

Reserch Quests:

  1. I have 4 out of 6 stamps completed
  2. I’m on A Mythical Discovery 3/8 which I plan to complete today

The next Community Event is Charmander and will take place on May 19th! Becuase this event will be on a Saturday, I will be able to participate for the entire 3 hours! How’s your Pokemon Go experience going? Did you paticipate in any of the community events? What’s your best catch this week? Let’s talk Pokemon Go! 

-Luna 🙂

Pokemon Go Week 4 Update!

Happy Wednesday Novas! Every Thursday I am currently posting my updates for the week, while playing Pokemon Go! This past week has been really well and although I didn’t go to Crane’s Roost as I normally do on Wednesday Mornings, there was plenty of activities for the week.

New Pokemon: The Hatching Marathon Event ended on Monday April 2nd. This mini-event allowed me to hatch quality and rare pokemon out of the 2 KM eggs. With the addition of the Super Incubators (I bought a bundle lol) I was able to hatch many eggs in 1 Km.

  • Hatched Pokemon – Chansey, Wingull, Feebas, Beldum, Bagon, Slakoth, Cyndaquil Smoochum and Porygon. I was bale to hatch other Pokemon but I already had them registered to my Pokedex.
  • Evolved – Magby into Magmar, Skitty into Delcatty and Meowth into a Persian
  • Best Catch– Smoochum! She’s soooo cute!
  • Strongest CP – 1342 Magmar

 

Research & Field Quests

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It was exciting when the Research and Field Quests were released for the Pokemon Go game. One of the cooler parts of the research quests is the reward for a random wild Pokemon. I was able to fight Squirtle for my first one which ended up being my first Squirtle pokemon. I’ve completed 4 out of the 6 field research quests so far and I am on 3 out of 8 tasks on the Mythical Discovery quest. I hope to complete these quests within the next week.

Adventure: This week was a bit busy so I was unable to walk around with my friend to Pokestops. I was walking with my brother Kenny around my neighborhood to take over gyms and collect Pokestops. It was fun until my phone died and we had to walk back home smh.

Right now a new event the Kanto regino Pokemon celebration is going on. From now until April 17th, more Kanto Region Pokemon will appear!

This week was a bit slower but with the Mareep Community Event launching on Sunday April 15th, I expect to have a better update next week! Are you currently playing Pokemon Go? Which Pokemon are you currently searching for? Let’s talk Pokemon Go!

-Luna 🙂

Pokemon Go Week 3 Update!

Happy Friday Novas! This past Sunday was my first experience with the Community Events and we have been prepping for the evening all week. Catch up on week 2 by clicking here! Power up Players for this week’s update while playing Pokemon Go!

Community Event:

This month’s event allowed multiple Bulbasaurs to populate during a 3 hour window. For me on the East Coast that window was 2pm to 5pm on Sunday. Sadly it’s during my work hours so I was unable to take full advantage of event. I was able to play on my lunch break at 3 PM so I was walking around the parking lot catching Bulbasaurs. The event provided the Frenzy Plant move to a Venusaur that was evolved during that 3 hour window. I was unfortunately I didn’t collect enough candy to evolve into a Venusaur, BUT…. I CAUGHT A SHINY BULBASAUR!!!!!! It was a great moment as I was reviewing my Pokemon and noticed that 1 Bulba had 3 stars next to its name. All was not lost. Screenshot_2018-03-26-20-44-37.png

 

Adventure: I really love playing with friends, it’s truly the best part of the game. Remember Emily from the Pokemon Battle and other posts? Yea, she’s the girl who would take 3 normal Eevee’s into a Pokemon battle (facepalm) lol. Well she is starting to play with us and when I was telling her to select a buddy Pokemon so that she can receive candy from them, she surprised me by already having one set. It wouldn’t be Emily if it wasn’t another facepalm moment. When I asked Emily who was her buddy she smiled and screamed that is was an Oddish names Curry!

  • When driving from a Wal-Mart that was stacked with Pokemon, one of my friends screamed out “THERE’S A SNORLAX AROUND, PULL OVER!!!” I’m dyingggg lol
  • We ran into some more people playing Pokemon Go on Wednesday at Cranes Roost. We did 3 laps on the lake, stocked up our bags and I personally hatched 9 Pokemon with the 2 KM event going on.

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    Cranes Roost is a hotspot for Poke Stops!

New Pokemon: Because of our Adventure mode and the community event, I was able to add many Pokemon to my collection this week.

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Hatched- During the Event I was able to hatch an Igglybuff, Pichu and Mudkip. Aside from the Community Event on Sunday, Thursday started an event where you can hatch more rare Pokemon from 2KM and 5KM eggs. I have 6 incubators going and I’m walking everyday to hatch some great Pokemon!

    Evolved– I evolve Bulbasaur into Ivysaur and a shiny Bulba into a shiny Ivy.

Best Catch – This week it has to be the Shiny Bulbasaur who is now a beautiful Shiny Ivysaur with a gold bulb on his back ❤

  Strongest CP – Snorlax! I hatched a 1838 CP Snorlax on Wednesday!

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Gym Progress – This week we took over 5 Gyms. 2 At Cranes Roost, 1 in Kissimmee, 1 at the library and 1 at the church on my street.

Discovery:

  • Shiny Pokemon- I’ve discovered that if you see the rare 3 stars next to your Pokemon, then they are shiny Pokemon.
  • Star Pieces – You can receive additional Stardust by activating a star piece that lasts for 30 minutes.
  • Niantic will be releasing story and research quests soon!

Goals:

My goals last week were to participate and complete the Community Event. While I did participate, since it was during my work hours, I was unable to catch enough Bulbasaur to evolve in Venusaur and receive Frenzy Plant. My second goal was to evolve my Ralts which I did successfully.

My goal for next week is to evolve the Feebas!

This week was my most productive and fun week in Pokemon Go! I’m still walking to hatch all of the 2 KM eggs as the event ends April 2nd. How’s your progress going? Are you playing Pokemon Go? Who are your favorite Pokemon? Let’s talk Pokemon!

-Luna 🙂

 

Pokemon Go Update: Week 2 and Community Events!

Happy Thursday and Power Up Players for week 2’s Pokemon Go update! In week 1 we stumbled upon the world of Pokemon Go once again, but this time, we’re invested in actually playing the game! I was able to visit a few Poke Spots and catch many Pokemon that had eluded me when Pokemon Go first become a thing. This week I’m going back in to new Poke Spots and discovering new Pokemon and Tips! Let’s see how the week began (you can check out last week’s post by clicking here).

Week 1:

  • Received 4 Gym Badges
  • Controlled 3 Gyms
  • 8 Eggs to Hatch (4 incubating)
  • 192 Pokemon

My Goals for this week are to: Catch a Dratini and evolve my Chikorita into a Bayleef!

New Pokemon:

  1. It’s Sunday and on my first break I hatched a Pidgey and…. DRATINI!!!!!!
  2. Slugam was caught in the Millenia Mall
  3. Electrike was caught in CityWalk at Universal!
  4. Heracross was caught at Publix!

 

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I hatched a Ralts!

 

Best Catch: Sudowoodo ( he took 18 great balls smh, but he’s worth it!)

Strongest CP: Heracross

Discovery:

  1. Buddy Pokemon – This week I’ve discovered that you can walk with a Pokemon of your choice, known as your Buddy Pokemon. Once you have walked the distance needed, your Buddy will provide you with a candy. This is a great way to get candy to evolve that Pokemon.
  2. Pinap Berry – Pinap Berries can be thrown before you catch a Pokemon to make them drop extra candy. This is useful when catching rare Pokemon and needing candy to evolve them.
  3. Hidden Stats- You can find out which Pokemon are best by using the appraisal system. Since you can power up the CP on any Pokemon, having one with an appraisal status of “Strong” or “Awesome/Amazing” means that they are the best in their class. This made transferring Pokemon back to Professor Oak extremely easy!
  4. Transferring Pokemon – You can get rid of duplicate Pokemon and save space by transferring Pokemon back to Professor Oak. Each transfer is final and you will receive 1 candy for your trade.
  5. Community Events – There are community events that allow you to gain extra xp, better Pokemon and more. This weekend starting today, the 2 KM eggs will hatch rarer Pokemon! Make sure to start hitting your Pokestops and hatch those 2 KM eggs. Also on Sunday the 25th, it’s a rare Bulbasaur day. Bulbasaur will appear more frequently, but only for 3 hours in your region! The hours are 11am PST and 2pm EST until 2pm PST and 5pm EST. With this event you will also receive the “Frenzy Plant” move by evolving a Bulbasaur to an Ivysaur or to a Venusaur during the 3 hour window!

 

Gym Progress:

  • I took over 1 gym at Turkey Lake Park with Roselia… It’s now being held by Rhyhorn (see Adventure Updates lol).
  • I took over 3 more gyms during the week: 1 at the library, 1 at Publix and 1 at a park.

 

Adventure Updates:

  1. This weekend I participated in The Great Inflatable Race 5K at Bill Frederick’s Park At Turkey Lake (Turkey Lake Park for us locals lol) and in between the obstacles, I was playing Pokemon Go. I was able to take over one of the gym’s there and I placed a 933 Roselia (caught in my room the night before) in the gym. Not even 30 minutes later Roselia returned to me!!!!! So I went back to the park after my friends and I ate breakfast and I retook the gym, this time placing in my Rhyhorn.
  2. One night my friend and I had to leave the house for a few minutes at night. We drove to Publix down the street and took over the gym, then drove around to a few Pokestops. When we were driving back home, the Publix had been taken over!!!! There was a white truck that pulled up when we were there and we laughed saying they were playing Pokemon. Apparently we were right because the gym was overrun by Team Instinct (Team Yellow). No worries, we retook the gym and held it for the remainder of the night collecting 50 Poke Coins each.
  3. I was able to complete both goals and I hatched a Dratini and evolved my Chikorita into a Bayleef! Screenshot_2018-03-21-18-09-03.png

 

Unusual Sightings/ Misc:

  • Universal Studios is a great place to catch Pokemon and rack up on Pokestops. (right hand side)
  • Cranes Roost Park in Altamonte is another great area to rack up on Pokestops, but the gyms there are super strong. You need a party to overtake and hold them. (left hand side)

Goals for Next Week:

My Goals for next week are to participate in the Community Event and Evolve my Bulbasaur to receive the Frenzy Plant move. I also want to evolve my Ralts so I’m hoping to hatch once in a 2 KM egg to receive more candy.

That’s my update for Pokemon Go this week! What are you currently playing? Are you working towards any Pokemon Go goals? Are you going to participate in the community events? What are some tips that you have learned? Let’s talk Pokemon!

-Luna 🙂

Memoirs Of A Villain: Team Rocket!

“To protect the World from devastation,”

“To Unite all people within our nation,”

“To denounce the evils of truth and love,”

“To extend our reach to the stars above,”

“Jesse!”

“James!”

“Team Rocket blast off at the speed of light,”

“Surrender Now or prepare to fight,”

“Meowth That’s Right!”

 

“Actually, that’s wrong! For years we have been persecuted and tried!”

“For working and providing for our families and lives!”

“We’ve traveled the world but our story is still untold”

“Giovanni makes it hard to break from his mold”

“Jesse!”

“James!”

“Team Rocket’s Memoirs are finally coming out!”

“Sit back, relax and get those check books out!”

“Meowth, $25.99 is the amount!”  Meowth

 

Jesse: “Where to begin? Oh I know, from the beginning. I was a child star, Little Miss Gorgeous and my mother always dressed me in the best costumes for the Pageant.”

 

Meowth: “Ah, that explains our clever disguises. Jesse is Master of Disguise and Beauty!”

 

James: “Jesse, I didn’t know that you were a pageant queen.”

 

Jesse: “Yes, I was on top of my regional circuit until….”

 

*James and Meowth snack on popcorn*

 

Jesse: (In melody) “I once was a beauty queen, with the best hair and skin ever seen, the last time I accepted the crown…. WAS WHEN SOCIETY LET ME DOWN!”

 

James: “Meowth stop chewing with your mouth open, it’s getting good and I can’t hear.”

 

Jesse: “ No one paid attention to me, when I was giving my acceptance speech, everyone was to preoccupied, with the Eevee that wandered inside, she’s so cute, she’s so soft, the idiots said, the presenter didn’t even put the CROWN ON MY HEAD!!!!!”

 

James: Disgusting!

 

Meowth: Yeah, truly despicable!

Jesse: “Alas, the light! I saw a job posting while walking in the rain, Giovanni is looking for recruits, I finally see what I can do to feel strong, and I joined the Team Rocket Crew!”

 

James and Meowth: “Whoop, Whoop, Go Team Rocket!”

 

Jesse: “Pokemon are disgusting things and now we’ll find them a home, Giovanni’s making all types of bread and we get paid to steal em, bag em and ship them off!”

 

Meowth: “That didn’t rhyme.”

 

Jesse: Shut Up! What’s your story James!

 

James: My Name is James and I…”

 

Meowth: “Wait! We already covered this before!”

 

Jesse and James: “We Have?”

 

Meowth: Yes! Remember that crazy Jessibelle that kept chasing James around when we found out he was loaded? jessiebelle

 

Jesse: Oh yeah! The “Holy Matrimony” episode.

 

James: With that method, that means we have heard your story before too Meowth! How you were abandoned and learned to speak English.

 

Meowth: Yea! So Jesse is the only one without an origins story.

 

Jesse: It’s because the world is ugly and cruel. No one appreciates a raw gem of beauty anymore.

 

James & Meowth: We appreciate you Jesse!

 

Meowth: You see, we’re not villains just victims of circumstance. We have to make a living, so we’re forced into the position of kidnapping Pokemon.

 

James: But that’s where you all can help!

 

Jesse: You can help us leave this life of crime and fulfill our dreams. You can restore my hope in humanity.

 

Meowth: All you have to do is purchase our Memoirs and we can collect enough money to go straight!

Jesse: Send your payments to 123 Villains St in Johto and make the checks payable to Team Rocket.

 

James: We humbly thank you for helping us!

 

Meowth: Oh yeah, it may take 2- 1 million business days for you to receive your copy of our book. All payments are final! Team Rocket is not responsible for lost, stolen or never sent books. There is a predetermined amount of money needed for us to go straight which can change at any time.

 

Team Rocket’s Blasting Off Againnnnnnn!

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Pokemon Go Is Still A Thing? Welp, I’m Hooked!

Happy Thursday Novas! Recently, I have downloaded Pokemon Go again to play with some friends and I find myself sucked back into the black hole that once took over my free time when the mobile game first released. Upon re-downloading the game, I have noticed updates and now I’m in Pokemon Fever! Power up Players for my weekly update post on the Pokemon game!

Where I left off: I was level 7 when I re-downloaded Pokemon Go and I’m not sure how many Pokemon I had in my possession. I have been playing for about a week and I have 192 Pokemon.

New Pokemon:

 

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The Pokemon In My Bedroom lol

 

After a week of playing I have added a variety of Pokemon to my collection. 57 New types of Pokemon have been caught.

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  Hatched- I hatched 3 eggs who turned out to be Meowth, Magmar and Bellsprout

Best Catch– Growlithe is my best catch of the week. I loveeee Growlithe and I was able to catch 2. Hopefully I can evolve one to Arcanine next week.

Strongest CP- My strongest CP catch was a Rhydon that I caught just before my Wednesday Night softball game. I caught Rhydon in the park where we play by the Activities Center (my brother Kenny and I placed lures on 2 side by side Pokestops and both pop incense to increase the number and frequency of wild Pokemon).

Discovery:

Since I didn’t really pay attention when I was playing Pokemon Go, I wasn’t aware of a few simple rules. I love that different locations and different conditions can affect the type of Pokemon you receive. For example, I live in a heavily populated area so I can catch Pokemon in my room and have 4 or 5 options. The weather, time of day and location will provide you with a variety of Pokemon options. CP is important but catching multiple Pokemon of the same type will give you candies needed to power up or evolve.

How to Battle Gyms– I fought in my first Gym Battle! This week I learned that you can team with other members of your color (Team Red for me) and attack a gym. If you win, everyone on your team can place 1 Pokemon to defend the gym.

Different Berries- The Nan Berry calms down aggressive Pokemon (Chikorita lol) and the Razz Berry makes the Pokemon easier to catch.

 

Gym Progress:

 

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Roselia Is Holding Down The Fountain!

 

Defeated Gyms-3 out of 4 attempted Gyms

  Badges – 4 Badges Received

Pokemon Defending # & Type3 Pokemon Defending the Conquered Gyms, 2 Roselia and 1 Eggsecute.

 

Adventure Updates:

My friend and I have made a decision to go visit different Pokemon Spots like Parks and entertainment areas to evaluate what type of pokemon can be caught. We visited 2 spots this week and were able to rack up on the Pokemon and Poke Stops in the area.

Poke Spots Visited – 3 in total. Barnett Park, Millenia Mall and Artegon Mall.

Best Poke Spot & Why – The best spot this week was Artegon Mall because there are 6 Poke Stops, 1 Gym and 1 Raid within a 5 minute walk. I was able to fill my backpack on the Poke Stops and catch a few Pokemon in the interim.

Unusual Sightings – at the end of our adventure, there was a woman walking with her baby in jogger stroller and playing Pokemon Go! At first we were joking seeing her on her phone and walking, saying that it would be funny if she was playing Pokemon Go. Then she stopped and started rapidly swiping her screen, #Belluminati Confirmed! As we laughed, we couldn’t help but pull out our phones to see what she was trying to catch haha.

Current Eggs & Progress: 8 Eggs. Incubating 3 -10 Km and 1 -5 Km.

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Goals for Next Week: My goals for next week is to find a Dratini and evolve my Chikorita into a Bayleef.

That’s all for this week’s post! Are you still playing Pokemon Go? What are some of the best Poke Spots that you have found? Have there been any unusual sightings on your Pokemon Journey? Which Pokemon are your favorite? Who are you looking to catch? Let’s Talk Pokemon Go!

-Luna 🙂

 

Pokemon Battledome: Who do you choose!

Happy Tuesday Novas! Today will be a discussion post on you guessed it, Pokemon! For today’s post I wanted to ask other gamers which 3 Pokemon would they take into battle. This can be from any generation. Personally, I would take Charmander, Combusken, and Dratini because they are my favorites. Battle wise, I could be countered easily as 2 of my choices are fire types (but that’s only if my opponent knows who I am using bwahahaha).

Let’s set the scene: You are summoned to a battle arena for a tournament, but the details are vague. The only requirement is for you to bring 3 Pokemon to battle with… WHO DO YOU CHOOSE and WHY?

Luna- Aside from my answer above, I would probably really bring Machop, Haunter and Combusken.  imageedit_2_2981487739  I feel as though, that’s a pretty good mix of characters and types to have with you in a blind battle and they are some of my favorites. Let’s check in with some of our friends to see who they are bringing to the rumble!

Mikey – My coworker Mikey prides himself on being a competitive Pokemon Player! He’s so crazy about it that he wanted more details on the rules and who he would face (type, tier level, etc). I again approached him with the description above on this post lol. After many changes he finally decided on 3…Here’s his response…

I would select Whimsacott, Slowbro and Megametagross. imageedit_4_3530078019  Whimsacott is the Lead setup against opponents and fastest taunter. Slowbro will be my defensive specialist tank that can take hits and output damage. Megametagross is my priority sweeper who hits hard and great has a finisher! 

Erick: My co-worker Erickkkkkk who is another self proclaimed Pokemon master, selected Chimchar, Espeon and Blastoise as his partners in crime. imageedit_6_8096274036

Chimchar because hes my personal favorite and I love him! Espeon because they are beautiful and one of the most powerful special attackers and Blastoise because… well because NOSTALGIA!!!!

Rare: My homie from PS4 chimed in with his top picks for a Pokemon Battle as well!

I’d choose Dragonite because he’s super strong, Gengar for the strats and Dewgong because he’s crazy strong, especially against dragon types. imageedit_8_2477493524

Nathan From Hurricane Thought Process: I would choose Cubone, Squirtle & Eggsecutor because they are my all time favorites! imageedit_10_5602307796

Tim from Geek Out SouthwestDusclops because darn good defense. Haxorus because he’s only bested by Rayquayza for attactk, but her has a nicer move pool. Volcarona for Speed, Quiver Dance and great offense. imageedit_12_3001041546

Chris from Overthinker Y Rapidash, Hitmontop and Wailord because there are my favorites! imageedit_14_2215176843

NekoJonez -Absol, Alakazam and Groudon because they are my favorites. imageedit_16_8565110385

Kevin from The Mental AtticI’m one for the classics so I would choose Zapdos, Moltres and Articuno. I love those birds! imageedit_18_7600937720

You know how you have your Notable or Honorable mentions when selecting your favorites? Yea, well that doesn’t apply for my friend Emily here! She has more of an Un-Notable mention because of her answer!

Emily- I would choose Eevee because, I mean it’s Eevee!

Luna – Ok great and who else?

Emily – You don’t need anyone else, it’s Eevee!

Luna – Sooo you can’t do that?

Mikey – Yeah Emily, that’s against the “Species Clause.”

Luna – Is that a thing?

Emily – I don’t care, I would take 3 Eevees.

Luna – They’re all normal types, you have no diversity.

Emily – I’d have a pocket full of stones and no matter who is summoned, I can evolve Eevee right on the spot!

Mikey – You can’t evolve during a match -_-

Luna – Plus you can only evolve like 3 Eevee types with stones. Do you know anything about Eevee?

Emily – I mean it’s Eevee. THEY’RE CUTE!

Mikey & Me – Okay Em! lol imageedit_20_3363362111

You can view the battle where Mikey played with some of our favorite Pokemon by clicking the link below! http://replay.pokemonshowdown.com/gen7ou-613856839

Thank you to all of the bloggers and friends that participated in this Pokemon Battle Challenge with me! To my readers, who would you choose for a 3 on 3 battle? Comment below on the Pokemon you would take and for a little added content, take the poll on which lineup you would like to face!

Fellow Gamers, I Choose You!

-Luna 🙂

 

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30 Day Video Game Challenge: Day 6!

Happy Tuesday Novas! The 30 day blogging challenge is where we post on selected topics each day. I hopped onto this challenge because it’s dedicated to video games! Let’s jump straight into today’s post.

Day 6 – Most annoying character

I know that my answer to today’s question is going to ruffle some of my fellow gamers feathers, but I have to answer truthfully. The most annoying character to me in video games is Pikachu. Yes, Pikachu from Pokemon lol. I’m not quite sure why, but I have never liked Pikachu and I just feel as if he’s an annoying Pokemon. I remember playing Pokemon Green and Red and pretty much purposefully searched in areas for Pikachu just to make them faint (I know I’m a monster lol).

Another annoying character or action for me is playing against myself in a fighting game. I don’t tenor  know what it is, maybe the Twilight Zone’s theory of you being your worst enemy has more truth then we would want to believe. When I’m fighting against the same character that I am playing it’s super annoying. I sike myself out or something. When we were kids, my brother Kenny would put on Dead or Alive 5. I would always pick Kasumi and I would win most of those battles… until Kenny would pick Kasumi as well. I’d get DESTROYEDDDDDD!!!!! It’s as if I didn’t have thumbs or have never played the game. He did the same in Street Fighter when I played as Chun-Li. Siblings really know how to annoy you and exploit your weaknesses lol.

The boss in Sonic Spinball is another annoying character to lay against. It was the Dr. Robotnik Spider thingy. I didn’t have the coordination as a kid to beat that level so I always had to get Kenny to beat it for me. Actually, multiple stages in sonic like the marble zone where you were in the sky or the factory with those creepy blue things. Kenny beat many levels for me as a kid.

 

Let’s hear from my brother!

Me: Kenny What’s the most annoying character to play against?

Kenny: Eddie Gordo from Tekken! He’s unpredictable and I hate his fighting style. He’s uses Capoeira to keep you far away. I don’t know whether I want to punch or kick him because he’s all over the place.

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Me: Ah, I see. Anyone else?

Kenny: Gears of War 4 when you have to take out the multiple guns and then shoot the beast. I had to play that stage over and over again!

Thanks for reading today’s post and have a great afternoon! As you can see I took a little of a different approach when writing it! What video game characters or stages annoyed you the most? Let’s talk games!

-Luna 🙂

You can check out my other responses below:

Day 1 Very first video game.
Day 2 Your favorite character.
Day 3 – A game that is underrated.
Day 4Your guilty pleasure game.
Day 5 Game character you feel you are most like (or wish you were).

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