Part 28: Day 12 - Mt. Thunder
This must be the foot of Mt. Thunder. I wonder if Alakazam's team is already on the way...
Zapdos, huh... It sounds really tough.
Brr... I'm shaking...
But I can't be spooked by this. Our mission is to rescue Shiftry. Jake, let's give it our best!
Mt. Thunder doesn't offer much in the way of surprises either. Here are the highlights of the trip:
We ran into this Nidoran male pretty early, and I guess his buddies were jealous, because we had to fight off a lot more before the trip was over.
Nicky (Nidoran♂, #032) is hugged! Pokémon hugged: 22. (Thanks, Dinictus!)
(Apologies to everyone who suggested a name, but none of them grabbed me, so I went with what I used to name my Nido. We'll have to pick him up a Nelly one of these days.)
At the time, Bite was Jake's set move. This stroke of luck turned it to Bite+3.
Eeek. Leer is one of those moves that's more useful for the enemy than for us. Jake had been Leered at three times by Stantlers before he took them down. How badly did it affect him?
This is what happens when Jake hasn't been Leered at. Thank goodness taking the stairs clears our status ailments.
Speaking of Stantlers, we encountered this fellow on level 7. A number of names were suggested, but one appealed most strongly to my aged heart...
Walndorf (Stantler, #234) is hugged! Pokémon hugged: 23. (Thanks, Mizuti (art) and Mad Fnorder (name)!)
Before leaving for Mt. Thunder, we picked Sheldon up a TM at the Kecleon shop to replace Withdraw with something that does damage. Hidden Power is an interesting move; in PMD, its effects depend on the dungeon. That said, Bite's probably a better move overall, and it certainly has more PP, which as I've mentioned are important in PMD.
I saw this message several times towards the end of the dungeon; food's scarce, and we didn't pack enough for the trip. Still, we managed with berries and seeds until a gummi turned up.
My antlers create a weird space where reality is distorted!
Protect in action.
This is a first: a checkpoint! Most of the dungeons from here until the credits roll are pretty long, and Jake's had trouble finding enough food to get this far. At a checkpoint, we get our Belly, PP, and health refilled for free, and any Pokémon we've recruited become official team members (meaning if they're defeated in the second part of the dungeon, we don't lose them, they just go home). It's quite handy. Naturally, long post-credit dungeons have no such convenience.
Next time on Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Team Hugs reaches the peak of Mt. Thunder!