The Let's Play Archive

Pokemon Platinum

by Chorocojo

Part 35: Icy Battle!! VS. Glorious Gym Leader Candice!! The Competitor's a Sausage Link Princess?!!

So dumb.

Yes because my idiot friend just sort of ditched me!

I'd assumed.

(I know.)

I'm tough, but honestly I'm kind of sick of temples and legends and stuff.


. . . this town is useless.

Music: Pokémon Gym - Gold & Silver Version
Choro Notes: Snowpoint Gym
Snowpoint Gym is an icy floor puzzle with an added twist. See those snowballs?

You've gotta break through them. The catch? To build up enough speed to do it you have to descend a floor.

And of course there are trainers all along the track.

"Even if she fell on her ass twelve times today on this stupid ice! Oh I'm so sore."

Herpa Derpa

Whoa that's actually a serious indication of a problem.

Choro Notes: Snow Warning
Snow Warning is an ability unique to Snover and its evolution. When they enter the battlefield they cause hailstorms! Unlike just the move hail, this storm won't end until the battle ends or a different weather effect is used.

Choro Notes: Snow Cloak
The Snover's attack missed. Nevica, being a Froslass, has the Snow Cloak ability. During hailstorms, her evasion increases. So Snover actually hurt its chances here. The other added bonus of hail? It gives the move Blizzard perfect accuracy.

I'm not sure that's very classy. I mean if it was a kiss sure but. . .

Well now that that's out of the way.

Can we hurry this up? I've got an idiot to catch.

I'm tough because I surround myself with monsters.

What the heck was that?

Not likely ya starry-eyed weirdo!

Music: Kanto Gym Leader Battle - Pokémon Stadium version

What else have ya got, huh?

Choro Notes: Piloswine is a ground/ice-type. Moaniki probably should stay far away from that.

Whatcha gonna do, piggy? Can't earthquake a levitator!

Choro Notes: Stone Edge
Stone Edge is a very good Rock-type move. It's a bunch of rock shards flying upwards from the ground in an awesome sort of seismic strike. It's got a high crit-rate (It hits from below, you see.) This is basically a fuck you to anyone who thought they'd be clever like I did.

Alright Lyudmila, show 'em how it's done.

. . . It-It's ok. Shake it off, you have no bones!

See? You're fi—ok something is leaking out of you.

Switch with Viola, oof.

Holy mother. You're a big ol' gal ain'tcha?

Heh. That wasn't so tough.


Choro Notes: Remember that Abomasnow forced it to hail for the rest of the match, so Snow Cloak is in full effect for Candice's Froslass as well.

Minor defeat, minor victory.



Ok, THAT is a well trained Pokémon.

Sharpshooter Octopus~~~~

Music: Gym Leader Victory - Anime version

It's all I ever wanted~ That and power.

What are you trying to say that I'm focused on saving my idiot? Because I totally just forgot about it until now, yeah.

"You can trade it at the pokémon center for smoothies! Just a little program we're tryin' out here in Snowpoint."

Nope! Hey I'm gonna go now!

What? No. We do not need to conform to stereotypes here in Sinnoh, Candice-chan. That is not very sugoi at all.

Your friend's wei— You know what, actually you two make a good match for each other. Good luck with your extreme frostbite gotta—

. . . .

. . . . NO TIME.

Music: Team Rocket Hideout - HeartGold/SoulSilver

Up, Dom! Up!

. . .

Welp, a certain group of people are at the top of my list now.


Team Lady!

L.41 - Female
Relaxed nature.
Met at Lv.5 on Route 203
Quick to flee. - Likes sour food.
Ability: Swarm
Powers up bug-type moves when HP is critical.

Item: Silver Powder
Increases the power of Bug-type moves.

-- Slash
The foe is attacked with a slash of claws, etc. It has a high critical-hit ratio.
-- Sing
A soothing lullaby is sung in a calming voice that puts the foe into a deep slumber.
-- X-Scissor
The user slashes at the foe by crossing its scythes or claws as if they were a pair of scissors.
-- Screech
An earsplitting screech is emitted to sharply reduce the foe's Defense stat.
Lady's Notes: Best bug bro. Still afraid to high five due to fear of puncture.


L.40 - Male
Serious nature.
Met at Lv.5 on Route 201
Somewhat stubborn. - Happily eats anything.
Ability: Overgrow
Powers up grass-type moves when HP is critical.

Item: Quick Claw
Occasionally allows first strike.

-- Bite
The foe is bitten with viciously sharp fangs. It may make the target flinch.
-- Rock Climb
A charging attack that may also leave the foe confused. It can also be used to scale rocky walls.
-- Earthquake
The user sets off an earthquake that hits all the Pokémon in the battle.
-- Wood Hammer
The user slams its rugged body into the foe to attack. The user also sustains serious damage.
Lady's Notes: He does two things: trample and crush. Not having a good time in this area at all.


L.42 - Male
Careful nature.
Met at Lv.14 in Mt.Coronet
Mischievous. - Likes bitter food.
Ability: Magnet Pull
Prevents steel-type opponents from escaping. - Attracts wild Steel-type Pokémon.

Item: Shell Bell
Restores HP to the older when damage is dealt.

-- Thunder
A wicked thunderbolt is dropped on the foe to inflict damage. It may also leave the target paralyzed.
-- Strength
The foe is slugged with a blow thrown at maximum power. It can also be used to move boulders.
-- Rock Slide
Large boulders are hurled at the foe to inflict damage. It may also make the target flinch.
-- Thunder Wave
A weak electric charge is launched at the foe. It causes paralysis if it hits.
Lady's Notes: Big lovable Polynesian rail gun. Can destroy electronics at will. Kinda freaky how he levitates.


L.40 - Female
Naughty nature.
Met at Lv.16 on Route 211
Sturdy body. - Likes spicy food.
Ability: Levitate
Nullifies ground-type moves.

Item: Mind Plate
Increases the power of Psychic-type moves.

-- Uproar
The user attacks in an uproar for two to five turns. Over that time, no one can fall asleep.
-- Heal Bell
The user makes a soothing bell chime to heal the status problems of all the party Pokémon.
-- Shadow Ball
The user hurls a shadowy blob at the foe. It may also lower the foe's Sp. Def stat.
-- Confusion
The foe is hit by a weak telekinetic force. It may also leave the foe confused.
Lady's Notes: Perpetually happy. Still not sure why her head-bell-sucker-thingy hangs to one side. It's like a little hat. Could use a stronger psychic-type move.


L.44 - Female
Mild nature.
Met at Lv.17 on Route 213
Thoroughly cunning. Likes dry food.
Ability: Sniper
Powers up moves that become critical hits.

Item: Wise glasses
Increases the power of Special-class moves.

-- Surf
It swamps the entire battlefield with a giant wave. It can also be used for crossing water
-- Flamethrower
The foe is scorched with an intense blast of fire. The target may also be left with a burn.
-- Psybeam
The foe is attacked with a peculiar ray. It may also leave the target confused.
-- Aurora Beam
The foe is hit with a rainbow-colored beam. It may also lower the target's Attack stat.
Lady's Notes: Really pulling her weight. Nobody expects a blast of fire from an octopus. I beat she could bulls-eye a Starly from across a field.


L.36 - Female
Mild nature.
Met at Lv.32 at Acuity Lakefront
Very finicky. - Likes dry food.
Ability: Snow Cloak
Evasion rises in hailstorms.

Item: NeverMeltIce
Increases the power of Ice-type moves.

-- Headbutt
The user sticks its head out and rams straight forward. It may make the foe flinch.
-- Blizzard
A howling blizzard is summoned to strike the foe. It may also freeze the target solid.
-- Ice Fang
The user bites with cold-infused fangs. It may also make the foe flinch or freeze.
-- Crunch
The user crunches up the foe with sharp fangs. It may also lower the target's Defense stat.
Lady's Notes: Very haughty. Could really use some more magicky attacks for added lady-likeness.