So, I decided to finally hop a train and go to the Pokecenter in New York City. Being my memory sucks, I'll just say random things and hopefully it'll make sense.
It was around 3pm EST when I walked into the center. I looked around, immediately trying to find a stuffed Vileplume. No such luck. I spotted the staircase and walked up to the 2nd floor. There, I noticed a bunch of people in the corner playing cards and gameboy Pokemon. There were A LOT of black kids, and no offense or anything, but they dressed stereotypically black down to a tee. I saw this small girl and some adult-type girl trading Pokemon, so I asked if anyone wanted a battle. I battled the girl first. Being her levels weren't all 100, I decided to be lenient, and only used 4 Pokemon. I still won without a single Pokemon KO'd.
Then I fought the other one, whose name I can't seem to remember.
My team: Forretress, Kingdra, Ninetales, Umbreon, Vileplume, Blissey
Her team: Tyranitar, Tyranitar (yes, two), Articuno, Mew, Celebi, Umbreon
I can't remember the battle well, so I'll just say how each pokemon got KO'd.
Her Umbreon got Toxic Looked to death by my Umreon.
I exploded Forretress in Celebi's face.
Tyranitar 1 fell to Kingdra's Surfs and Blissey's SeiTosses.
Tyranitar 2 fell to Vileplume's Petal Dance.
My Ninetales got hit by Mew's Ancientpower.
Articuno was taken out by a mix of Kingdra and Ninetales.
I believe Kingdra was taken out by a critical hit somethingorother.
Blissey fell to two of Mew's Dynamicpunches (with self-confusion) and a Psychic.
I purposely switched in Vileplume to take a hit from her Mew (her last Pokemon) to remove the confusion from my Umbreon (who was hit by a Dynamicpunch).
Umbreon Toxic'd Mew to death thanks to a fortunate miss by Dynamicpunch, and lots of fun with Protect.
THe score was 1-0. She was damn lucky. She got a lot of critical hits, and got 3 Dynamicpunches in a ROW to hit. 3! Crazy stuff!
I wandered around, chatted a bit about levels, taught that adult-ish girl about max stats a bit, and then wandered around.
I got a Sweet Kiss Nidoran F and Bellsprout from the Pokemon machine. Sweet Kiss is in honor of Valentine's Day. Crazy stuff.
Had some fun with the demo of Smash Bros. Melee.
I fought that damn kid with the 999 stat Eevee, but turned the Gameboy off a short while after battling. I pressed him quite a bit about the illegal Eevee, and didn't even give him a chance to give his BS excuse about it being a Stadium 2 prize. I then called him a moron and walked away.
I asked someone about stuffed Vileplume, but they said they didn't have any. Ah well, I settled for a Vileplume figurine.
It is currently sitting on the shoulder armor of my Master Grade Sazabi (a Gundam model).
All in all, not a bad time, I just wish there were people to chat with.
We really must arrange a group Azure meeting.
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