The Let's Play Archive

Pokemon Platinum

by Chorocojo

Part 7: If There's ever a Grass/Ghost-type I'd name it Booberry

North from Jubilife.

Aw man, look at it, sittin' there all :> and content with life. I'm gonna imprison it in this ball! :D

Welcome to your new life ya lil' bulb bud thing you~.


When it feels the sun's warm touch, it opens its bud to release pollen. This pollen induces harsh sneezing and runny noses. It lives alongside clear pools. Sensitive to changing temperature, the bud is said to bloom when it feels the sun's warm touch. Over the winter, it closes its bud and endures the cold.
Choro Notes: Aside from being cute, Budew's main use is learning Worry Seed; which its evolution, Roselia, doesn't. Aside from that it's a cute lil' bugger and the first special-attacking grass-type you encounter.

HulkaMatt Notes: I mean, they're cute. I guess. . . . What do they turn into again?
Stalgren named this

Oh my. What a cruel father.

He really did only have a Magikarp.

Choro Notes: Between Jubilife and the town to the north is the Ravaged Path, it's blocked off by boulders at first

...but hey, we can smash those now.

Hmm, water. If only there was a way to traverse water in this series...

Rock Tomb
Class: Physical
Power: 50
Accuracy: 80%
Boulders are hurled at the foe. It also lowers the foe's Speed by preventing its movement.
This was the TM that Brock and Roxanne gave away in Gen3. It's a decent rock-type move early on.

Well let's start this dungeon.

Freaking dungeons, man.

Not quite selling me on these bugs, guy.

We'll see...

Well they do poison things I guess...


Using the spikes on its rear end, Wurmple peels the bark off trees and feeds on the sap that oozes out. If threatened by a predator such as Swellow, this Pokémon will try to resist by pointing the spikes at the attacking predator. It will weaken the foe by leaking poison from the spikes. This Pokémon's feet are tipped with suction pads that allow it to cling to glass without slipping. It spits a white silk that turns sticky when it contacts air. It is used to immobilize foes.
Choro Notes: Wurmple are basically combination monsters of Weedle and Caterpie. It learns both Tackle and Poison Sting. So how does one evolve into either of its evolutions? It's unique to each wurmple. A wurmple that will evolve into cascoon will ONLY ever evolve into cascoon, for example.

Cheapsteaks named this
It's totally got a butt for a face though...

Bullet Seed
Power: 10
Accuracy: 100%
The user forcefully shoots seeds at the foe. Two to five seeds are shot in rapid succession.
Pretty weak, but early on and on the right Pokémon it can be useful. None of Lady's though. Turtwig's already got Razor Leaf, for instance.


Nothing interesting happens during this fight except this!

Choro Notes: Floaroma Town's a small town surrounded by flowers. There's no gym but plenty of pretty flowers~.
Music: Floaroma Town (Night)

Hmm, I'm sure this will have no relevance to us at all.

Choro Notes: Berries! Berries can be planted, exactly like in gen3, to grow more. They're held items that can be given to pokémon that can do various things like restore HP, cure statuses or boost stats. Plus a few other things we'll see later.

Oran Berry

Nature's gifts came together as one in this Berry. It has a wondrous mix of flavors that spread in the mouth.
The Oran Berry restores 10 HP to a monster once it hits critical HP. Several wild Pokémon can be carrying it, like Bidoof.

Cheri Berry

This bright red Berry is very spicy and has a provocative flavor. It blooms with delicate, pretty flowers.
The Cheri Berry automatically heals Paralysis.

Spray... duck?

Ok no. I am not using this.

Rawst Berry

If the leaves grow longer and curlier than average, this Berry will have a somewhat-bitter taste.
The Rawst Berry cures the burn status.

....Googly Specs I will have you some day.

Choro Notes: And here's Floaroma's unique items. It's a small town so it's just got unique mail and the heal and net balls from earlier.

Let's get out of here; it's starting to smell like patchouli oil.

Chesto Berry

This Berry's thick skin and fruit are very tough and dry tasting. However, every bit of it can be eaten.
The Chesto Berry cures sleep.

Pecha Berry

Because of its hollow inside pocket, there isn't a lot to eat. What can be eaten is very sweet and delicious.
The Pecha Berry cures poisoning. All of the status healing berries are useful because starting in Gen4 they can be used in battle like items. They're natural Paralyz heals, etc., basically.

"It's been three days; I've been eating TinyMushrooms and bugs for food. I ate a wurmple today trainer. The poison burns my tongue!"

Anyway let's continue on!

Oh c'mon, you let that kid behind you through.

You can do that with other people around. It's not like there's a shortage of the things.

...Wait why would you tell me this?

I guess I should probably like, do something about this. I have better things to do, it's not like Floaroma is even using their electricity much. Stupid hippies.

"Boy I sure do love flowers. C'mon brah help me finish knitting this pair of hemp pants."


Buizel has a floatation sac around its neck. It inflates the flotation sac around its neck to poke its face out of the water and search for the movement of prey above the surface. It spins its two tails like a propeller to move itself through water. The tails also slice clinging seaweed.
Choro Notes: Quick little physical-attack water-type. Other than that he's kind of boring.

HulkaMatt Notes: I mean it's a damn river otter. What more do you want? A sea otter?
Good Listener named this.

We need another Pokénam, thin out their numbers.


Shellos lives along bodies of water. Its body shape has changed to suit its habitat and its color and shapes differ from region to region. In the Sinnoh region, two types are confirmed. Beware of pushing strongly on its squishy body, as it makes a mysterious purple fluid ooze out.
Choro Notes: How strange, its got two versions in its art there. Why is that? Shellos caught on the west side of Mt. Coronet—from the sea between the mainland and Sinnoh—are pink. Shellos from the east side—presumably the open Pacific—are blue. It's a neat little variation on the same species. Aside from that they're just kind of weird little sea slugs that evolve into big, water/ground-type sea slugs. Shellos and it's evolution are also a neat little item as there's rear-view sprites found in the beta-data of Ruby/Sapphire; the two were originally designed for Gen3.

HulkaMatt Notes: I don't know shit about shellos. Is it normal? Is it a bug?
Choro Notes: it is a water-type.
HulkaMatt Notes: Oh...
HulkaMatt named this
Choro Notes: I switched Pinku for Twitter.

Man there are a lot of weird animals living together, here.


Pachirisu is one of the kinds of Pokémon with electric cheek pouches. A pair may be seen rubbing their cheek pouches together in an effort to share stored electricity. Living in treetops, it makes fur balls that crackle with static electricity. It stores them with berries in tree holes. It shoots charges from its tail.
Choro Notes: Oh look, the Pikachu variation for Gen4. I actually like Pachirisu, they're fast little buggers with surprisingly high Sp.Defense. The fact they can have Pickup—which lets them possibly find items after battles—is a plus for them, too.

HulkaMatt Notes: This generations pikachu. Shockingly not just all looks. They're actually pretty awesome.
Zorak came up with this. Blame him.

Well it's not like I have any other options.

Man you didn't have to kick the little bug-eating girl out.

Out of my way.

Suck less.