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Pokémon Y


Grass Fighting


Gender: Male

Nature: Mild

Ability: Overgrow

Somewhat of a clown

Strength Spiky Shield

Low Sweep Seed Bomb


Fire Flying


Gender: Male

Nature: Brave

Ability: Flame Body

Quick to flee

U-turn Iron Wing

Fly Flame Charge




Gender: Female

Nature: Quiet

Ability: Infiltrator

Quick tempered

Thunderbolt Signal Beam

Psychic Shadow Ball




Gender: Female

Nature: Serious

Ability: Cute Charm

Quick to flee

Psyshock Skill Swap

Shadow Ball Moonblast


Water Ice


Gender: Female

Nature: Docile

Ability: Water Absorb

Takes plenty of siestas

Body Slam Perish Song

Surf Blizzard


Poison Dragon


Gender: Male

Nature: Calm

Ability: Poison Touch

Alert to sounds

Thunder Scald

Sludge Bomb Dragon Pulse

Pokémon Y. Good old Pokémon Y. I know a lot of people really weren't sold on this game, and it does have a lot of shortcomings. However, it means a lot to me from a purely sentimental standpoint. I remember the night I stayed at a friend's house and we stayed up until midnight before all piling into cars and visiting a nearby Wal-Mart to get our games. Of course the employee had no idea what we were talking about and we had to go to a second Wal-Mart, but that's beside the point. I was experiencing Pokémon with friends again in one of the most fun ways I could have! We stayed up into the late hours of the night playing together, exploring the new region together, laughing together.

I beat the game within 48 hours of receiving it. I still think that's my record for fastest time completing a Pokémon game, because I tend to take my time nowadays. On top of that, gen 6 was when I really started to get into the thick of Pokémon mechanics. IVs, EVs, abilities and natures, physical and special attacks or defense, I wanted to learn about all of it. I even participated a little in that niche online community of people who were trying to find people to hatch eggs for them so they'd be shiny... whoof. I also attended a Pokémon VGC Regionals for the first time, which was an incredible experience for me.