Pokemon X: Championship and First Shiny


Sorry for cruddy phone pictures. It was the only way I could get screenshots from Pokemon X. So, during the time I had no power this weekend, I pushed through the Pokemon League to become the Champion.

This was the first time I’ve ever “beat” a Pokemon game, so it’s a pretty rewarding feeling to get the story and the Championship under my belt before Pokemon Sun/Moon is out.

The story’s conclusion was cute and touching. I liked the song included with the ending credits. And I like that the game doesn’t end with winning the Championship. In fact, it opens up a whole new bit of “end game.”

I thought it was kinda odd how you go through all of Victory Road to battle the Champion in her glitzy digs… and apparently take her place as the new Champion. Yet, after your parade, you wake up back in your Mom’s house! Don’t know why that struck me as kinda funny.

But it’s all good.

First Shiny

So I was kicking around on Wonder Trade late last night just because I find it fun. Now that I have a National Pokedex, I’m looking for ways to collect the Pokemon to fill it. Often, I get bum Pokemon, which I trade right back to the system.

Last night I got my first amazing trade ever – a Shiny Steelix! I had to do a double take and do some research because I’ve never seen a shiny Pokemon before… I just have an idea what they are.


Not only is this guy a shiny, but it’s a level 100 Steelix carrying Pokerus. I had no idea what that meant when I saw it. So I went to look it up and found…

Pokerus is a very useful and VERY rare virus in the Pokemon world. It’s rare to get it in the wild, but it’s easy to come by now that online trading is so easily accessible. This virus will allow Pokemon to gain Effort Values twice as fast as usual.

Apparently you can spread it to your own Pokemon if they’re in a battle party, too. I swear there’s so much about Pokemon that I just don’t know yet, and every time I turn around, I’m learning something more.

But that’s a good thing.

I’m looking forward to flying out to the FFXIV Fan Fest in Vegas tomorrow. On the flight, I plan to check out some of the areas that were blocked off until I beat the Champion. I think there was also another underground area I didn’t clear, too. Still plenty to do.



  1. Congrats on your victory! And I agree that Pokemon games come with a surprising amount of depth. You can play them at a very high level, but any time you want to dive it to some aspect of the games, there always turns out to be more than you expected.

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