To start off, I think I'll show off something I skipped over the last time.
Namely, that Pokemon: Volt White isn't normally compatible with the emulator I'm using. Actually, even plain old ordinary copies of Pokemon Black and Pokemon White aren't compatible with most DS emulators out there, but it is possible to use certain Action Replay codes to get them to work, like so:
...Pay no attention to the other stuff on there.
Anyway, on with the show~!
Last time I checked, yes.
Credit to Gensokian for the name.
Righty and Lefty?
Hey, I thought I was supposed to name them?
I mean, I probably couldn't come up with better names than Cheren or Bianca, and I'd probably just name them Glasses-Boy and Poofy-Hat-Girl, but-
And then I get to beat them up and take their stuff?
...Can we get started now?
Today is the best day of my life! ^o^ When I got home from school today, Mom said Professor Juniper had come by and dropped off a gift for me. I just know it's those Pokemon she promised she was going to give me and Cheren and Bianca. I'm so excited. All I have to do now is wait for my friends to get here, and
Cheren, you jerk!
You nearly gave me a heart attack!
That doesn't sound like an apology.
Oh no you don't. Changing the subject isn't gonna work.
Hey Bianca. Now, Cheren, as I was saying-
...He's ignoring me.
They're in this box over here.
Well, at least he isn't a complete jerk about this.
I just said that.
I already know which one I want. ^^
'Wanted Snivy from the start'? Oh Cheren, you and your silly internet strategies.
...In the middle of my room? Oo;
What he said.
Uh, Bianca, they don't look like they appreciate you calling them that...
...I don't get a choice in this, do I?
"Tepig, Tail Whip!"
"Tepig, Tackle!">>; ...Ouchies?
You trashed my room and beat up my Oshawott.
Cheren! Get her!
That's not getting her, Cheren!
...Well, at least you apologized.
*glares at Cheren*
Oh sure, now
you go after her.
...Well, at least you brought medicine.
I don't know, I'm not sure I feel like having another battle...
Okay, now you're just trying to provoke me.
Get 'im, Oshawott!
Okay, I learned my lesson from last time! Oshawott, use Tail Whip to lower Snivy's defense!
No. What?! Are you cheating? You're cheating somehow, aren't you!
You wanted Snivy from the start so you could cheat with it!
You're a cheating cheater who cheats!
Aloha! And welcome to Kunoichi's Advice Corner!
Mariah is taking a short break at the moment, but don't worry! In spite of the frightening game-over screen, I'm here to assure you that her journey won't end before it even truly started! (That screen was fake, anyway.)
For those of you who are wondering about that second battle, today I would like to talk to you about Pokemon Abilities! First, for those of you who need a refresher:
"Abilities (Japanese: 特性 special characteristic) are a game mechanic introduced in Generation III. Individual Pokémon may have just one of these special attributes at a time, which generally serve to assist them in battle. An Ability cannot be changed after a Pokémon is obtained except by evolution, where the Ability it changes into is determined by the former Ability, and form change. Not every Ability is beneficial; some will hinder the user." (Text courtesy of Bulbapedia)
In Pokemon Volt White, many of the Pokemon have altered abilities, compared to the normal versions of their selves. Many Pokemon that only get a single ability in the un-hacked version of the game will instead have one of two possible abilities in this version. More mysteriously, many of them will have abilities that they could only have obtained in the Dream World, before!
These abilities are especially potent, as you saw here. Thanks to these changes, young Cheren was able to obtain a Snivy with the ability known as Contrary. For Pokemon with Contrary, abilities that would raise their stats will instead lower them, and abilities that would lower their stats will instead raise them. The fact that he wanted a Snivy with this ability from the start suggests that he's done quite a bit of research.
Here, let's sneak in his room while he's away and take a look at his computer.
...Hmm. It seems he's been looking up moves that Snivy's final evolutionary stage, Serperior, can learn. There seem to be two in particular that he's spent a lot of time looking over...
"Leaf Storm deals a lot of damage, and lowers the user's Special Attack by two stages afterward."
"Draco Meteor inflicts a great deal of damage, and lowers the user's Special Attack by two stages."
...I think miss Mariah is going to be in for a tough time in the late stages of the game...