Part 2! For the full experience, reread part 1 just before this, because that's how the gameplay worked. The joys of having to replay each part, with absolutely no negative consequences to each-
[spoiler=Join us for tonight's episode of: 'Will it crash?']
Spoilers: it didn't. But I'm still not touching the item bag for a while.
And here's a bonus thing, because you guys have been good.
Anyway, back on the rails, where we meet...
YED's evolution, the dreaded YEDE
The gym has a teleport puzzle. I found the curator entirely on accident.
As if by destiny!
Finally, someone that doesn't want to fright me. Maybe this nightmare train is finally coming to an end.
She's a robot... Sent from the future? That sounds like the plot of some movie or something, but I just can't remember which...
Three years ago, this would have been terrifying, but now...
Dark types exist.
But of course, that would make things easy. So here's more TED
Woo, defying fate!
This meme is too overused, even for me. But it's there.
I forgot how this statement ends.
Woo, happy feels!
...Except for all of you guys that saddled me with TED, when the only Pokemon game that hates grass-types more is Vega. just kidding I love you all
After that, a brief break to grasp a birdlittlestrawberrymebaby
And then the locals yelled at me. Damned racists.
No Alg, you are the elfs!
I smell plot.
But that's a story for another time. Maybe in a couple of weeks. Here and now...
...We have aging perverts!
The leader here? None other than Erika.
And knowing her, all of this greenery means it's a BUG gym.
And by bugs, I mean insectivorous plants.
I'm assuming that at this point, the main thing going through your minds is some form of "Alg, are you ashamed of all of these godawful jokes, you horrible excuse for a human being?" For that, I have a simple answer:
OH MY GOD WHY DO I NOT HAVE ONE OF THESE SO CUTE OMG GIMME IT AAAA
Sorry about that.
I... What. I did not expect for there to be a math test today. Should have studied.
My grade was dancing flower.
The only BUDGE that isn't a color. Because it's a rainbow. Geddit?
Oh right, curators hand these out.
The suspense is killing me!
[bleep] yes! This is why I love GRASS ELFS.
I'll leave you all with these wise words.
...Is what I would say, but I can't upload the screenshots for this part!
[spoiler=NEXT TIME... ON POKEMON VIETNAMESE KANTO]
I earn more badges
[spoiler=Behind the Scenes!"]
[7:16:34 PM] Erika: No comment
[7:16:40 PM] Erika: Other than I hope you saved
[7:16:52 PM] Alg: Does she have rest?!
[7:17:08 PM] Erika: Don't think so
[7:17:14 PM] Alg: Oh good
[7:17:28 PM] Erika: But I'm sure other moves also crash the game other than Rest. Rest is just the most infamous one
[7:17:51 PM | Edited 7:17:56 PM] Erika: I mean, DEKE did crash your game before (and corrupted your save) with Metronome
[7:18:01 PM] Alg: Which was probably rest
[7:18:17 PM] Erika: I wouldn't bet on that
[7:18:26 PM] Alg: Backup made either way
[7:19:24 PM] Erika: Good
[7:19:59 PM] Alg: And her badge is the GOLE BADGE. From gold, I assume
[7:20:07 PM] Erika: Yeah
[7:21:00 PM] Erika: Believe the Romanization for the Japanese is something like goorudo
[7:21:15 PM | Edited 7:21:19 PM] Erika: *cue Blaine's Badge being the Red Badge*
[7:22:19 PM] Erika: I know it's technically "crimson" but you never know where they decide to screw up in this bootleg
[7:22:49 PM] Alg: Anyway, you're up next
[7:22:55 PM] Erika: Huh?
[7:23:04 PM] Erika: Oh, Erika's the next Gym
[7:23:05 PM] Alg: Leader Erika
[7:26:56 PM] Alg: Guy in front of the gym is still a dirty old man
[7:27:07 PM] Erika: What does he say this time?
[7:27:26 PM] Alg: THE GYMNASIUM IS GOOD THEY ARE ALL GIRLS!
[7:27:42 PM] Erika: Least mangled line in this bootleg
[7:27:51 PM] Erika: And it belongs to an old perv
[7:28:39 PM] Alg: Exeggutor - NO
[7:28:56 PM] Erika: What the hell...
[7:31:05 PM] Alg: MATH STUDY'SHLH
[7:31:15 PM] Erika: That's Erika?
[7:31:19 PM] Alg: Yep
[7:31:32 PM] Erika: Hope you studied, then
[7:33:03 PM] Alg: LIANBAO BADGE
[7:33:25 PM] Erika: Lemme think about this one...
[7:34:00 PM] Erika: I know the Japanese is "Rainbow" and the Chinese for that is 彩虹 (cai2 hong2, I think)
[7:34:05 PM] Alg: I think it's just a botched romanization
[7:34:18 PM] Erika: So they probably tried to translate it phonetically
[8:09:07 PM | Edited 8:09:10 PM] Alg: Unrelated: http://i.imgur.com/PC39b1X.png
[8:09:12 PM] Alg: Thoughts?
[8:09:42 PM] Erika: Er... Is that the TM?
[8:10:05 PM] Alg: For Giga Drain
[8:10:33 PM] Erika: You see, that's the hard part when it comes to Chinese. The hanyupinyin can have four different pronounciations and Arceus knows how many different characters
[8:10:54 PM] Erika: But I think "jieka" is an attempt to translate "giga"
[8:11:01 PM] Alg: Oo
[8:11:06 PM] Erika: Oh, now it makes sense!
[8:11:20 PM] Erika: They were trying to translate the move phonetically (and failed)
[8:11:35 PM] Alg: I'm sensing a trend here
[8:11:50 PM] Erika: Let's see... Japanese name for Giga Drain...
[8:12:06 PM] Erika: "giga dorein"
[8:12:27 PM] Erika: It's a stretch, but it sounds somewhat similar
[8:13:33 PM] Alg: As good an answer as any :3
[8:14:04 PM] Erika: Seems most of the stuff in here is botched phonetic Japanese -> Chinese translations
[8:26:57 PM] Erika: I think I know why Umbreon is "HULA" now
[8:27:04 PM] Alg: Oh?
[8:27:50 PM] Erika: Its Japanese name is "burakki" (Blacky is what you'll often see). Not much of a stretch to get that to "HULA" when you take all the quirks into account
[8:28:04 PM] Alg: Ah
[8:28:13 PM] Erika: Basically, like most stuff, bad phonetic translations