Gotta Catch ‘Em All #1

DevinRogersWith the recent announcement of Pokémon Sun and Moon, I decided that the time had finally arrived to dig in and grind out a full National Pokédex.  There are currently 721 Pokémon, and I want them all.

Unfortunately, I’ve missed a few opportunities to acquire some of the rarer ones, so I anticipate a struggle as I get close to the 700 number.  For now, though, there are plenty of Pokémon I can go after to shore up my collection.

Here is how things look currently:

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Not too shabby.  I have all of my caught Pokémon sorted in boxes by dex number, and I’m going for the full collection of one of each evolution.  That way when Sun/Moon hit, I can port everything over and instantly unlock the Pokédex entries for everything but the Gen VII Pokémon.

To help center my focus, I’m going in order from 1 to 721.  Box 1 is full with the first 30, and I’m working through Box 2 currently.  I’m missing 18 Pokémon from that box, and some of them are going to be a bit challenging to acquire.  There are a lot of evolutions in this box that require a Moon Stone (Nidoqueen, Nidoking, Clefable, Wigglytuff), and some others that require Fire Stones (Ninetales and Arcanine).  Stones aren’t particularly easy to come by, so I’ll have to be crafty with how I approach them.

I’ll check back in a few weeks with a progress update.  Gotta catch ’em all!

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