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Qalamari avatar 1:55 AM on 08.15.2008  (server time)
PAX, Pokémon, and you!

It's no secret to regular readers of this blog that I am a big fan of both Pokémon and the PAX show. I was wracking my brain trying to figure out how to combine my two passions and also show the community a little love.

And then it hit me.

I am totally committed to filling out my Pokédex. And when I say "committed" I don't mean it in the sense of "dedicated," it's more in the vein of "They're coming to take me aWAYYY ha-hAAA!" As a result of this (ahem) committment, I played through Pokémon Emerald multiple times to unlock the starting Pokémon from Johto: Chikorita, Cyndaquil, and Totodile.

These three are some of the toughest critters to get in the current generation, but fortunately they can be forced to reproduce. My flash of insight was something simple-- I've been playing around with the breeding mechanic of the games since it was introduced in Gold and Silver, why not do it on a large scale? So I have. And what's perhaps more important, I'm willing to share. If you're into Pokémon and you're going to PAX, just find me during the show, and I'll be happy to trade you one or all three for whatever junk Pokémon you're willing to be rid of.

As a reminder, this is what I'll be wearing at the show. Should be easy to spot, yes?

The critters I've bred for the event each have two Egg moves they wouldn't normally start with and don't learn on their own.

Chikorita starts with Leech Seed and Leaf Storm in addition to its standard Tackle and Growl.

Cyndaquil begins with Will'o'Wisp as well as Flare Blitz plus its standard Quick attack and Leer.

Totodile comes packing Crunch and Dragon Dance combined with its standard Scratch and Leer. Teach it Waterfall and it becomes a very effective and versatile physical attacker.

But that's not all! Destructoid will be representing at PAX to be sure, but I know there are lots of you who couldn't make it this year, or will be too busy at the show to hunt down the freak in the Mario Kart hat. That doesn't mean you're out of luck! If you can't make it, I'll still be happy to send you any or all of the special critters I've made up for the event via Wi-fi. All I ask is that you send me a PM through Destructoid with your Trainer card information. Mine is listed in the image on the sidebar of this blog. From there we can set up a time to make a trade. Please note, I won't have time to do any trades this way until well after the show is over, so your patience is appreciated.

I'd like to thank both Vongore for helping me get these ready and SWPM for rekindling my interest in the game by sending me the Pokémon Ranch on the Wii. Vongore would like me to add that he's willing to take special requests for specific Pokémon since he's just completed his Pokédex in Pearl.

I don't know about the rest of you, but I'm super excited about this year's PAX. I'll repost this as a reminder when it gets a little closer to the show. Just two weeks to go!


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