Time for another entry, and more of the Mimikyu solo run. It's time for the trial at Brooklet Hill.
And it's here we meet Lana. One of my favorite characters in the game, mainly because I enjoy pranksters and those who have an association with water. Not to mention her dialogue is hilarious…
But now we have to fight some Whisiwashi. It is rather easy, and not because of my high levels.
Whisiwashi has the worst stats in Pokémon, beating out Magikarp for that title.
However, like Magikarp, something happens when it hits level 20.
Wishiwashi has the ability Schooling, which means that it gets much higher stats when it reaches level 20 and has 50% or more HP. On top of that, I'm battling in the rain. This gives my opponent higher attack, but it doesn't do a thing to help me.
On top of that, there are other Wishiwashi using Helping Hand. They don't have a lot of stats on their own, but they can increase the abilities of the main Pokémon. On top of that, I know I'm going to have trouble with the Totem Pokémon's aura. This aura increases defense, and physical attacks are I have.
And then I realized something.
Wishiwashi doesn't have a lot of defense to compensate. It can heal, but only a little bit with a Stritus Berry. It also only uses special attacks, which Mimikyu weathers easily.
Now, it's simply a matter of outlasting its attacks, with its strongest being Water Gun. I get injured a lot, but I’m able to outlast it with healing items. Bulk Up, Shadow Sneak and Normalium Z secure the win.
So off to meet another person, Hapu. Hapu and her Mudsdale are apparently traveling around, helping those in need and getting stronger.
And it appears there’s a Driftloon being terrorized by Team Skull.
Luckily, we’re able to save it.
As for Hapu, I do like her character. She is an interesting take on the young Trainer, and the way she acts makes sense. Not to mention she's kind of an interesting rival, even if she doesn't really go against the player in battle most of the time…
I only wish we could meet earlier…
And I head on to the Battle Royal
I guess I'd better explain how I feel about Battle Royals. I don't particularly like them, mainly because they're bit of a mess. It's difficult to remember the rules, and still difficult to not lose (or win) easily. This is because it only takes one hit to decide the match. There's also the fact that there is for Pokémon the screen and wants all facing different directions. This makes battle lag horribly and move very fast. It makes it very difficult to tell who's doing what. Not to mention that the rewards aren't that great. There's another place after the main game is cleared that is far better with rewards.
But that is neither here nor there, as I continue through the second island.