Recap: I'm raising a team without cheats to take on the Pokemon Stadium 2 challenge. A damn good team, too. Here goes!
So due to an unfortunate incident, I lost my previous save, so I did it again. Identically to the same place, even! Running through the rock cave was a breeze with all the rocks falling to Bayleef (yup, it is one now!), and Pidgeotto kicked the crap out of the Azlea gym leader Bugsy. I hear Bugsy's a girl too, but damn, was she butch. I stayed around Azlea a bit in the Slowpoke well, sifting through tens of Slowpokes. One after another, they fail me until finally I found one that was incredibly well-rounded. With a 10-15 DV in every single stat, I ended up keeping that one, calling him "Passable". After catching the Slowpoke, I was thinking about movesets, since Slowbros made decent walls, but it requires Thunder Wave and Counter for its standard. I could always make it a Cursebro since it already came with it, but we'll see how the rest of the team shapes up.
After moving on from Azlea, I made my way to Goldenrod, and got the regular stuff done. Whitney was a pushover, with only 3 pokemon they were ridiculously powered (26, 21 and 11 respectively). I was trying to give Slowpoke some EXP by cursing, but Clefairy mimic'd the curse, then used it, then metronomed a baton pass to Miltank. Thank god for Reflect and Razor Leaf's criticals. Dodged a real bullet from that. After beating my second woman in two gyms, I fast-tracked to Ecruteak to meet Bill. I'm wondering if Umbreon would make a useful pokemon here, though its purpose would be very similar to a Cursebro, perhaps? Umbreon is incredibly cute though, hmm.
Eevee was insanely difficult to obtain as a female. I had to reset the game a good 30 times before getting one. Here's hoping the Snubbull hunting is going to be easier. (Snubbull learns Charm which is passed to Eevee via breeding). One pokémon I want to get is one of the two bovines: Tauros or Miltank. I personally prefer Tauros, and I'm thinking physical sweeper (Underused). That said, it might make Snorlax hard to fit in. What do you think?
With some time to kill in Ecruteak, I did the easy challenge to get Surf by beating each of the kimono girls on stage to the delight of the businessman who rewarded me. In retrospect, that's kinda creepy, isn't it?
At the end of this women-beating playthrough, I have the following:
For next week, I'm hoping to catch a good Tauros to use (Speed, Attack, HP in that order of need) and some inspiration on the rest of the team. Suggestions? Comments? Drop them in the BLACK BOX!