But that doesn't stop me from buying Pearl last week along with my first ever DS!
I got Palkia and called it Zeromus EG , but there have been a few things troubling me about this game.
Firstly, the damned awkward evolutions. How the hell am I supposed to know or even guess how to do some of them?! Also, I detest having to make a pokémon "happy" before it evolves. I wasted loads of EXP early on training a Buneary up to level 26. I thought it probably should've evolved by now considering how early(ish) you find them in the game. Check pkmn.net, WHAT?!? ANOTHER happiness pokémon... GREAT!
Secondly, catching water pokémon would be a sight easier if I had a bloody Super Rod! I slapped Volkner over a day ago and searched everywhere apart from Victory Road. Where the hell is it?! I can't find it, and I sure as hell need it if I'm going to be able to add Seaking/Whiscash and loads of others to my 'dex without spending hours fighting wild pokémon!
I caught Palkia with one Ultra Ball, the first one! Admittedly, I had to retry a few times because I kept accidentally fainting it with my Empoleon, but when I got it into the red, the first ball caught it!! That was way too easy for a legendary.
I only have two main 'mon which have been with me since day 1. My trusted Empoleon (Steel?!/Water) and Luxray (I didn't expect it to evolve twice, looked a bit Manectric-y, so I assumed....).
Luxray beat Volkner's gym single-handedly at level 45, not greatly challenging I must say. The 3 lake legendaries are more like the difficulty I was expecting for capturing. Though, to be honest, they seem a little bit TOO difficult to catch. 20 Dusk Balls/30 Ultra Balls, Uxie had more or less NO HP!
One last thing, I thought I got Dialga on Pearl, yet I knew that the pokémon on the front of the box would be the legendary I'd get. So, where did I go wrong? People always say Pokémon Diamond and Pearl, and the legendaries, Palkia and Dialga. I assumed they meant respectively, nope, they didn't!
Any help with these damn evolutions and the Super Rod (I'm gonna slap that fisherman when I see him ) .