Part 67: Can You Imagine If I Actually Talked Like ThatUpdate 68: Can You Imagine If I Actually Talked Like That
Before we begin, I would like to note that Adventures are the first part of this game I find myself actively going back to. I mean, I enjoy the game in general, but when I sit down do some more gameplay for the LP, I often end up just grinding out a few more Adventures for giggles. If you choose buy the DLC, this is probably the thing you want to do.
Also, some words of wisdom:
As far as I know, you absolutely can lose to Peony and keep going, and get level 65 pokemon that will obey you from the beginning of the game. I know this was at least possible at some point; there have been some minor patches to the game since then, but I don't know if they "fixed" it or not.
The pokemon you catch in Adventures also have a 1/100 chance to be shiny, which is much higher than the normal shiny rate. I've gotten two or three incidental shinies there just while collecting the legendaries
First: You're only allowed to get each legendary pokemon once. If you catch it and choose to keep something else, it can show up again, but once you keep it that's it. The ones you've successfully acquired will stop appearing as possible targets, meaning if you have the list you can start predicting what things are more accurately from the types (e.g. there are only two possible Ghost types, so if you've caught Giratina and see one, you know it's Lunala). Once you've caught one of everything, it goes back to choosing randomly from the entire pool each time.
Second: if you fail, you can "save the location" of the legendary you fought to keep trying again (in which case you can guarantee that specific legendary will be at the end). It lets you store 3 "locations" this way, after that you need to swap them out. Also, if you talk to Peonia in the lobby she will sometimes offer to sell you a location for a handful of Dynite Ore, which means if you just want a specific thing you don't necessarily have to grind through the randomness. (Saving locations is also good if you're hosting for players of the other version, if you prepare in advance and save the exclusive ones.)
I think you're underselling some of the rewards a little, though. Take a look at the Ability Patch. This item is completely new and does a thing we've never had access to before: it lets you swap any Pokemon between its normal ability and hidden ability. Hidden abilities were already much more accessible in this game than they'd been previously (they show up in raid dens), but this is an unprecedented level of control and actually makes them reasonable to use. (Okay, a lot of them are terrible, but some of them are really good and completely change how the pokemon behaves.)
(Added from another post)
That said, I do need to correct a mistake I made earlier (which unfortunately made it into one of your posts, you may want to edit that) - the shiny odds in Dynamax Adventures are apparently only 1/100 if you have the Shiny Charm, which you get by completing the Galar Pokedex. If you don't have that, it's 1/300. (Also, notably, the pokemon will not appear as shiny until the final screen where you get to choose which one to keep, so it's always worth double-checking them there.)
One correction is the Ability Patch turns regular abilities into HAs, but it doesn't do the other way around, so that's the one single thing about a Pokemon you cannot change anymore, well aside from Gender if you're not Azurill. You can change a Pokemon, ability, change it to its HA, you can max its IVs, wipe and change its EVs, finds shinies way easier than before, craft its moveset with ease with relearnable TR and past evolution moves, and with Poke Jobs you can get battle ready Pokemon in just a few hours without having to do a damn thing.
Dynamax Adventure - Pokémon Sword and Shield OST
Are you here for a Dynamax Adventure, too? Wicked! Guess were on the same wavelength!
So is my dad on his way here, too? I havent seen him... Has he got turned around and wound up back at the entrance? Listensorry for using you to distract my old man back there. Hes as stubborn as a Mudbray! Things go all right after I left?
I won the fight, so
He used to be a Gym Leader, you know. Even on holiday, hes no pushover! Yknow, my dad was going mad with excitement for this trip. He kept going on about how hed planned for us to check out local legends on this super-intense adventure touror Adven-tour as he calls it... But I mean, come on! What girl my age would be caught dead doing some naff thing like that with her dad? Besides, I really fancy having more battles with Dynamax Pokémon! Ahhh, the thrill of battling one of those massive, towering Pokémon... Just thinking about it gets me pumped! Hee hee! You know what? Ive just had a thought! Youre a pretty fierce Trainer, right?
Oh, no need to worry!
Hes so hyped up about all this. Itd be a shame to just leave him on his own. I know hes mad excited about this and I know why, but Id rather not deal with it now, you know? And who knows? You could end up running into a Legendary Pokémon! How about I meet back up with you two after Ive had my own fun in the Max Lair? Go on, then. Enjoy your twosome tour of legends! Tell my old man the deal and all that!
SO glad it isnt so cold in here, means I can stop fixating on it and fixate on something else
Max Lair - Pokémon Sword and Shield OST
Ive learned that firsthead now Firsthand, I mean. I was just checkin to see if my little girl was behind some rocks, and look how Ive ended up!
Scientist: Behind some rocks? Is your daughter a Rolycoly, sir?
There we goIm up! No little bumps gonna keep me down long. That kips got me feelin right as rain!
Hmmm... You dont say. So dear Nias set on stayin away till shes had her fill of this Dynamax Adventure stuff and she wants the two of us to go ahead and get crackin on the grand Peony Adven-tour?
dear Nias sake
And tryin to press her into doin what I wanna do probably wont win me any dad of the year awards.
Yeah, eventually you have to
Right, then! Whats your name, kid?
Waithave I already told you so? Gahaha! Then its twice as nice to meet you!
Gahaha! Dont fret, now! Ive done all sorts of preparations already! Were goin to have ourselves a real treat of a Legendary Pokémon hunt! So thats decided! Now then, Gloria! Lets get ourselves to Freezington! Its a town just a short ways off. Time for a strategic plannin meetin for Peonys Adven-tour!
If theres anything that defines that whole family, its the inability to listen.
From now on, Peonia hangs out in the Lair for you to talk to if you want; shell offer you bits of advice that you really dont need and occasionally the location of a Legendary for a little bit of Ore. She will also accompany you on Adventures from time to time as one of the random AI Trainers the game spawns for you.
Oh, uh, absolutely!
I know that it isnt the original Xerneas like the one that popped up in Kalos, but its still a Kalosian superweapon. Or, more accurately, its a recreated Kalosian counter-superweapon.
The Empire used to collect evidence of Legendaries from other Regions back in the day and engaged in Pokémon breeding programs up here. They chose the Crown Tundra because there werent many people living around here and there was a big unoccupied tunnel system they could squirrel themselves away in. No noise complaints, you see.
After the revolution, the government took the program over and started using new technologies instead of focus breeding, like with Porygon, if youve ever heard of it. All the pseudo-Legendaries down here are descended from artificial Pokémon they made before they discontinued the program a few decades ago and lots of them escaped into the wild
Time for a shot in the dark. Did you know they just rolled out a line of designer clothing on Scissor Street based on Xerneass antlers?
I KNOW! I know dad kind of resents it, but Im glad I dont have to deal with reporters trying to learn the secrets of the Gym all day anymore. Worst single part of my childhood. It must be a lot worse for you, though, youre more famous than dad ever was.
Well, the trick is finding the right place to live, I think. My first year in Uni I was in Motostoke God damn miserable, nobody left me alone. Then I transferred over to Spikemuth and suddenly everybody was friendly and let me breathe. They were more obsessed with Piers, anyway.
Spikemuth? Isnt it dangerous?
No! Thats just a stereotype. Its not like all Camerans are all grotty Neds looking to shiv you.
Oh God, thats fair. Some of my mates get hit by that from time to time. Its awful, you know?
Right, exactly! Right tragic
Does the phrase AMAB mean anything to you?
Yeah. Hes been nothing but supportive ever since I started talking to him about fixing it and all, but I think he feels guilty? I mean, he shouldnt, its not like he did anything and hes been nothing but helpful, but
Just because you SHOULDNT feel guilty doesnt mean you dont feel guilty sometimes, right?
Right! Anyway, a few months ago he got it into his head that he should plan a father-daughter trip somewhere, which I tried to discourage, because I just wanted to stay home? But he just wouldnt listen and basically took me on a big ol school trip like thats something parents do for their kids. Look, dad, I love you, I appreciate everything youre doing for me, I wish you wouldnt do this, too
Well, Id say that was a successful expedition, wasnt it?
Absolutely. It was wonderful working with you!
Ill be hanging around here for a while. Are you planning on coming back around?
Definitely, Im not missing the chance to add some of these things to my team.
Join me on your next time in?
You dont have to ask.
The trip to Freezington doesnt take very long; I actually stumbled onto it by accident when putting off going into the Lair earlier (I wanted to settle on whether or not I should just head straight to town for story purposes ). We enter a cutscene the moment we step foot in the village.
Freezington - Pokémon Sword and Shield OST (RECOMMENDED LISTENING)
Mayor: I must say, its a surprise to have visitors arriving in our out-of-the-way town one after another.
Mayor: After all, theres very little otherwise to attract visitors to our sleepy corner of the region.
Not really, but thats absolutely the sort of thing Id be interested in.
Mayor: Oh. Thats a shame.
Mayor: But since youve made the journey, I must offer you this Freezington specialty as a memento!
He gives us a sweatshirt that has a little logo on it .
Mayor: Its a shirt emblazoned with the likeness of the King of Bountiful Harvests. Im afraid it hasnt sold quite as well as wed hoped. Weve got a fair number left over The illustrations based on extremely ancient accounts of the kings appearance. Hence the unusually sized head. If youd like to see what the king really
Huh. Looks a lot like a Pokémon.
Mayor: You wouldnt be the first to say so. They say he fathered the first Dynasty of Cameran Kings, though, so he isnt likely to have been one.
(You hear that?)
Mayor: Thats actually an interesting story
Sir, Im sorry to interrupt, but can I ask you to direct me to the old Lairds manor? I have Business with the people there.
Mayor: Well isnt THAT something to hear. Can I ask YOU the business you have with them?
Mayor: Wait, arent you the girl who won the Cup a few years back?
About 20 years ago they kicked one of the members and her infant child out.
Mayor: Oh. Oh, that was you. That was a nasty bit of business. I am truly sorry we couldnt do anything for you.
That I dont care about that. I just I dont want them back in my life or anything, but I guess I just want to rub their noses in it? Ive been
Mayor: You dont have to explain yourself to me, dont worry. Ill take you to the site. Unfortunately
What do you MEAN they didnt leave a forwarding address?!
I assumed you wouldn't mind me including your post, Crosspiece, let me know if you want it removed for whatever reason. Also, always remember to doublecheck your LP posts, children; don't be like me and create a mutant by pasting the update into the middle of the already-pasted update and uploading it like that.