The World of Pokémon – An Adventure in Japan

A travel journal of a Pokémon adventure to the real-life Kanto region. Continue reading The World of Pokémon – An Adventure in Japan

Battle for the Earth Badge – Ratchet vs. Giovanni: The Viridian City Gym Leader

So we may have done Hakone over 3 weeks ago but to keep with the spirit of the games we can only now reveal the Gym Battle with Giovanni. He’s never been the toughest final Gym Leader ever, but I suppose originally the shocking reveal was enough to keep us players on guard. Still here it is the final battle for the final badge! Ratchet’s Line-up Venusaur     Grass/Poison Gyarados     Water/Flying Dugtrio         Ground Jynx              Ice/Psychic Hitmonlee   Fighting Giovanni’s Line-up Rhydon         Ground/Rock Dugtrio          Ground Nidoqueen   Poison/Ground Nidoking       Poison/Ground Rhydon         Ground/Rock Continue reading Battle for the Earth Badge – Ratchet vs. Giovanni: The Viridian City Gym Leader

World of Pokémon Day #30 – Kanto Complete – The End of Our Adventure

So there we have it. After 30 days of travelling our adventure is over. We’re back in the United Kingdom and settling back into normality once more. Much sleep is still needed after our long day of travelling, but I do wonder how many days it’ll take before the urge to hit the road comes back. You never see Ash at home for more than a week it seems before he’s off to another region, I personally don’t think the guy can sit still. Better him than Red, who seems to prefer living alone in the mountains that going back … Continue reading World of Pokémon Day #30 – Kanto Complete – The End of Our Adventure

Battle for the Volcano Badge! – Ratchet vs Blaine: Cinnabar Island Gym Leader

I never really think much to the Gym Battle with Blaine. Maybe it’s the fact you face him straight after a Fire Type based dungeon, or that he uses Growlithe and Ponyta in his team despite being the 7th Gym Leader in the region, or because you go on to face the final gym directly after this one, therefore making him somewhat foregattable. It’s just he’s never felt like a true challenge… Will this time be any different? Ratchet’s Line-up Hitmonlee   Fighting Gyarados     Water/Flying Dugtrio         Ground Zapdos         Electric/Flying Blaine’s Line-up Growlithe   Fire Ponyta       Fire Rapidash   Fire Arcanine    Fire Continue reading Battle for the Volcano Badge! – Ratchet vs Blaine: Cinnabar Island Gym Leader