guardians_song: Ken Sugimori's concept art of the Pokemon starters, with the main characters and rival beside them. (Pokemon)
guardians_song ([personal profile] guardians_song) wrote2014-01-04 10:12 pm

Okay, that's just weird.

Team Magma and Team Aqua grunts... only use three evolutionary lines?!

Carvahna, Zubat, and Poochyena for Aqua (and one freak with a Wailmer in Emerald), and Zubat, Poochyena, and Numel for Magma (Baltoy line added in Emerald).

That's just... that's really strange.

Team Rocket uses the Sandshrew, Rattata, Zubat, Ekans, Machop, Drowsee, Grimer, and Koffing... and apparently Cubone, though I don't remember that... lines. They're reduced in GSC, yes, but they still have the Rattata, Zubat, Ekans, Koffing, Drowsee, Grimer, Venonat, and Oddish lines.

Actually, I can see Sandslash/Raticate/Golbat/Machamp/Hypno/(Muk/Weezing) as a halfway-acceptable roster, so I wouldn't mind Nuzlocking that. Should think about doing it sometime.

*ahem* Anyway, I didn't compile that list to point out a lack of diversity in Team Magma/Team Aqua rosters - I was contemplating a 'Team Aqua/Team Magma -Grunt' challenge, and then I found out... uh... that it didn't exactly work, unless I REALLY liked Crobat and Mighthyena. Hm. Back to square one. :\

(A severe issue with the TR-Grunt-locke is that, unless Dupes Clause is switched on and all non-eligible Pokemon are disqualified, you'll likely get Rattatas, Zubats, and a Sandshrew or Drowsee from Route 11. MAYBE Muk/Weezing from the Mansion. I did luck into a Machop in my Dupes-Clause-on Inverse Red run, but otherwise... yeah, a definite Zubat, if anything.

The subtitle of that run would probably be 'The Rat Race', seeing as how that's what I anticipate myself catching for the first several Routes of the game...

So it would actually be more of a Raticate/Golbat/Sandslash challenge. :\

To avoid boring others and myself, I'd include Promotion Clauses. What are Promotion Clauses, you ask? I'll explain in a minute...)

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