I don't like this part of the game for some reason, and my reasons are most likely petty and irrational. Luckily for me, this time I had many things to make it tolerable, if not enjoyable. In order:
1: Funny dialogue
2: New and fun team members
3: The ability to speed past the boring parts
4: A highly inspirational soundtrack of Queen and ballet.
Without further ado!
[spoiler=DON'T STOP ME NOOOOW]
The RAGE LAKE contains plot, so yes.
It also contains ELFS
I didn't even know you could find the second here.
In the last part we discovered LIDEL. In this part, we discover LIDEL's evolution.
And that gave YIFU enough experience to envolve. But to what?
And now that that's done, I have back tracking to do. I found an item on the way.
However, I'm not posting the item get scene, because there are some lines that even I won't cross. You'll have to use your imagination for that one.
And another catch on the way.
...I'm not sure what's going on here.
But I made the most of it.
Back to the plot.
ONE TRAVEL MONTAGE LATER
THE FIRST ALTERNATE LUMI-EGGPLANT INEQUALITY COLOR BASIS ELF
Except not really.
This might look like a botched translation of the item "Red Scale", but it's actually a near-perfect translation... From Latin.
I really don't know.
I know even less.
And now I've been conscripted.
This will be on the test. The test that should have happened three chapters ago.
On the way back,
Pokemon games usually have an item called "Good Rod". This isn't it.
So here we are back at the plot.
These gentlemen will attack you if you step in front of those statues. Normally, you can find the switch for that after the first one. I wanted a bit more experience.
But all good things must end.
Meaning that they'll still attack, just not automatically like before.
So now I have to find passwords.
And got two for the price of one.
Now to find the... Second? Third? I don't know anymore.
This infiltration is rudely interrupted by ???
But I don't wanna be the guy.
final image lost because swoon
Step 1: enter passwords
Step 2: Talk to birds again little strawberry me baby
Step 3: Combat.
Step 4: ...Breast?
The final part of this arc involves disabling their machine by attacking the bombs that power it. That's not Vietnamese Crystal shenanigans, that's canon.
But I'm not going to let the game railroad me like that.
[spoiler=NEXT TIME... ON POKEMON VIETNAMESE CRYSTAL]
I go ice skating!
[spoiler=Behind the Scenes]
[11/21/2013 10:52:35 PM] Alg: Sandslash: BREAD
[11/21/2013 10:52:40 PM] Alg: WELP
[11/21/2013 10:53:13 PM] Erika: Believe it came from its Japanese name, "Sandopan"
[11/21/2013 10:53:29 PM] Erika: Pan = Japanese for bread
[12:12:14 AM] Alg: "THE FIRST SHINY ALTERNATE COLOR 色違い LUMI-EGGPLANT INEQUALITY COLOR BASIS ELF"
[12:12:33 AM] Erika: Sounds like something the game would do
[12:13:09 AM | Edited 12:13:23 AM] Erika: But maybe "ALTERNATE LUMI-EGGPLANT INEQUALITY COLOUR BASIS ELF" is more than enough
[12:13:56 AM] Alg: Using that
[12:13:58 AM] Alg: USING IT
As for where that came from... It's a very long story.