I bet it is always raining here. I bet this rain is always here.
None could beat me, nobody even came close. I made it to the “mansion” (remember that?) and found it to be in the same shape as the rest of the town: run down, leaking.
As I made my sad trek through Po Town, I feel as though I learned a lot about myself and about my own privileges. In addition to this, Sassy Sally evolved. It may very well be that Salandit only evolves once its trainer has been sufficiently existentially awakened. However, I can't prove this one way or another and the simpler solution, that it evolves at level 34, is more likely the case.
I'll let that one sink in.
This is the best game.
At the top of the rundown mansion, constantly leaking due to the torrential rain of symbolism (Editor's note: who knew that weather has such a knowledge of poignancy!), I found Guzma again. I had come here to save some kid's Yungoos. Yungoos would be the prize in our battle.
It was an easier match than last time--I was able to take out Ariados with Salazzle's Z-Inferno Overdrive and the behemoth Golisopod with Pako Pako. After the battle, Pako Pako finally evolved into Primarina. At this point, I was just showing off.
Salazzle is a well-designed pokemon that I had seen already, but Primarina was new to me. Honestly, I think this is the perfect final evolution of this pokemon! It is a Water/Fairy pokemon (a great offensive typing given its bulk and its Special attacking prowess) and its design screams "Mermaid". I would have preferred a female (I already have one trans pokemon on my team in Sailor Star Fighter), but who can complain?!
Its schtick is that it is a singer and it attacks with its voice. This is immediately apparent in its special Z-move, Z-Oceanic Operetta, a sound-based water type special move which deals massive damage.
If I had to rank my favorite water starters, Primarina would land at third out of the seven: after Feraligatr and Greninja and above Empoleon, Swampert, Blastoise, and (bleh) Samurott (bleh).
With Sassy Sally and Pako Pako at their maximum strength, I made my way back to Accerola, Hau, and Lillie. What I found would shock me.
(Gotta mine those clicks where I can, yo)
Primarina/Pako Pako/lvl 34
Salazzle/Sassy Sally/lvl 34
Sylveon/Star Fighter/lvl 34
Trumbeak/Pip Pip/lvl 34
Pokedex: 180 caught