Between The Shadows: Chapter Thirteen

“Help him find the sword she says” Valence grumbles as he walks around the barren cliffs, trying to find Aaron.  “She couldn’t’ve said ‘spend a quiet afternoon taking a break’.  She HAD to send me on a death mission.”

Valence has been out for days, wandering around, looking for Aaron and trying to help guide him to the Dark Sword.  But being a puppet master isn’t as easy as Remra makes it look.  He has to get Aaron to do what he wants, but without him realizing he’s being controlled.

Not only that, but Aaron had an annoying habit of disappearing just as Valence found him.  “Next time I see him, I’m gonna sow a tracker in his shirt” Valence gripes as some rocks come loose under his foot and he steps away from the edge.  “dang it, i need more vacation days.”  He continues his steady work.

It’s just until you can get back to the castle‘ Valence reminds himself, ‘Then I can find Prisma and we can escape all this.  Nothing good has come of that shadow king.‘  Finally, Valence sees the long walk-ways and cave-like entrances that lead to the hidden city of the Monarchs.

Hang on, my people, salvation is coming.

(Okay, so it’s not much, but Valence had to start following Aaron from somewhere.  Come back for more!)

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A Fairy New Subject

Everyone is well aware of the games pokemon X and pokemon Y, but quite a few of my friends at least don’t quite understand the fearsomeness of the latest pokemon type to be added to the roster.  Thinking about that, as well as what on earth I was going to do for PokeMonth, led me to decide to cover the latest the pokemon world has to offer.

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This on the right is a Sylveon.  During X and Y’s development, Sylveon kind of became the staple of fairy-types for fans everywhere.  You might not be able to notice, but it’s pretty easy to spot a fairy-type because it will be either pink, cute, or both.

Looking at this cute thing, you probably think the fairy-type is a useless category and it won’t do you any good to have one.  But you might not know (oh you nonbelievers,) that these fluffy little things are incredibly valuable in a battle, especially when facing a dragon-type.

That’s right, the scaly-varments have finally been taken down a peg.  It is impossible to hit a fairy-type with a physical/special dragon-type move.  Sad news for those people who brought their level 70 Haxorous from Black and White, you might wanna change up your team.

Many fairy-types can be caught in X and Y, and some pokemon from older games, like Azuril, have been converted from their original typing to include fairy-typing.  So be careful and don’t think you can just snipe that wild Granbull with Dragon Pulse anymore.

Not ONLY that, but Nintendo did a special distribution of a fairy-type legendary by the name of Diancie (below), who in Omega Ruby and 250px-719DiancieAlpha Sapphire will be able to mega-evolve.  That makes the total of mega fairy-types five (including the addition of Mega Audino and Mega Altaria).

Do not fear though, the dragon-type is not a dying race, if anything this gives challenge to those who seek the title of Dragon Master, how would you counter a fairy-type?  Here are just a few of my tip.

  • Fairy-types have a natural weakness to steel-types and poison-types, so if you happen to have a dragon-type (or other member of your party) who can use something like metal claw or poison fang, that’ll be a huge help.
  • Most fairies are either part grass or part normal, so also knowing fighting and/or fire-type moves will give you a boost.
  • If the opponent already used mega evolution on another one of their pokemon, you don’t have to worry about Mega Gardevoir or Mega Mawile anymore, just the normal versions.
  • If your opponent uses Misty Terrain then PULL YOUR DRAGON- TYPE(S) OUT IMMEDIATELY!  Misty Terrain is a move that boosts the power of fairy-type moves, which means they’re likely to use Moonblast or something like that next, and even a powered-up Dazzling Gleam could really give you some pain.
  • Never forget that you can’t use dragon-type moves on fairy-types, using the wrong move at the right time could send you running to the Pokemon Center.

Follow these rules (and anything you might observe) and you should be golden.  Remember though, being good at one specific type is nice, but being talented at ALL the types could be your key to victory.  So enjoy PokeMonth my loyal minions!  See you later!

 

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Pokemon Art Academy; A Review

Pokemon Art Academy, a simple spin-off of of the pokemon series and the Art Academy game.  The game teaches you how to draw pokemon in a simple, fun way.  The game starts by introducing you and a fellow artist, who are eager to become famous pokemon illustrators.

I found the lessons to be simple and fun, and they range from learning how to draw a simple Oshawatt face to being able to draw your very own portrait of a pokemon.  I think my favorite lessons might have involved learning how to use paints and opacity to create a shaded portrait of Jirachi, Chandelure, and Lugia.  Here’s my own portrait.

Note: The game supplied the background, HNI_0026 Pokemon Art Academy simply tells you how to draw the pokemon.  However, you just can’t beat the hilarity and skill that the game supplies, and over all I give it two thumbs up.  Enjoy PokeMonth everyone! :)

Welcome To PokeMonth!

HNI_0028As many of you pokemon fans might know, pokemon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire are coming out this month, thus driving me to celebrate an entire MONTH of pokemon!

So get your Vs. Recoders charged and buy up the potion stock at your local pokemart, because I’m going to give my thoughts on pokemon games, spin-offs, and some pokemon themselves!  (By the way, enjoy our pokemonth logo, the Hero Ball!)

Between The Shadows: Chapter Eleven

“Man, this place is kinda small, and dark..” Aaron says as Caelia leads him down a dark corridor hewn into the cliff side.  Caelia snickers a little as she pushes a rough wooden door open, entering into a large room.  The entire room is made of stone, corridors leading to other places littered in the walls.  Alcoves in the rock hold sconces ablaze with fire, and wooden scaffolding spanning the room as it goes up and up.  Caelia turns and looks at Aaron saying “Big enough for you?”.  Aaron nods in amazement as she leads him up a flight of stairs, heading toward one of the doors.

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Between The Shadows: Chapter Fourteen

“What is wrong with that guy?” Aaron asks as he and Caelia leave Chief Genar’s room.  “He is a bit…eccentric.” Caelia replies hesitantly.  “Ever since Shadus’s betrayal, Chief Genar has been wary to travelers, and has been unwilling to see any until now.”  As the two walk up several flights of a stairs, a question continues to burn at the back of Aaron’s mind. Continue reading