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

World of Pokémon Day #29 – Promise and the Volcano Badge

Our last full day in Japan has come to a close and thus we wrap up by obtaining our final badge. Of course there’s the Earth Badge but fortunately we picked that up in Hakone when we were there the first time! However as for Indigo Plateau itself, there isn’t truly a spot in Japan’s Kanto region that can call itself a counterpart. A little anticlimatic I know but nevermind. Perhaps the base of Mt. Fuji would have been appropriate (as Fuji itself is actually represented by Mt. Silver that divides Kanto and Johto and is training ground to Red). … Continue reading World of Pokémon Day #29 – Promise and the Volcano Badge

World of Pokémon Day #28 – The End of the Journey – What did we miss?!

Sunday 27th September was my birthday and we spent the day in Yokohama, flying around the rides of Cosmo World, watching hula dancing in Hawaiian Town and taking another opportunity to visit the Pokémon Centre. We also went down to Shibuya in Tokyo to meet a close friend and do some Karaoke! But the original plan had been quite different, something a lot more Pokémon related. But things don’t always work the way you planned while travelling, so now we must talk about the place we didn’t get to see; Cinnabar Island. Cinnabar Island is based on the island of … Continue reading World of Pokémon Day #28 – The End of the Journey – What did we miss?!