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A/N: Bare in mind that this references you being interested in a girl, which you can just not read into if you’re strictly into men. I just wanted to change things up a little. Oh! And this also includes a lot of Maddie and is strictly a friendship imagine!!xo

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A Solo Run with Pyukumuku

Update 16: Hello, it’s Xinitii! Here it is!! What we’ve been waiting for. After the Elite Four there is one last trainer to fight in the Pokemon League before officially becoming Champion of Alola! The fight wasn’t actually that difficult, but it was by far the longest fight I’ve ever done in any Pokemon game ever. Not even joking.

Now that the Elite Four is out of the way, we have one last battle before becoming Champion, Professor Kukui. Most of his team could be taken down with Counter. Only his Alolan Ninetales and Magnezone needed to be Toxic stalled. Lycanroc was defeated in two turns thanks to Counter. His Magnezone was able to be inflicted with Toxic after Sushi used Soak. That didn’t stop it from spamming Thunderbolt however. That is one mean Thunderbolt. Braviary had Whirlwind and Tailwind. It couldn’t use Whirlwind because I didn’t have any other team members to switch to. Tailwind was useless since Sushi’s speed is so slow she’ll always go second. Countered Brave Bird was it’s undoing. Incineroar spammed Darkest Lariat so Sushi spammed Counter. It’s Z-move didn’t do much against Sushi who easily tanked it. Although I did misclick and ended up Toxic stalling the last 10% of its HP rather than using Counter.

Thanks to Incineroar, Sushi made it to level 80! 256 Defense for the win!

Snorlax only used Body Slam which is odd because it had Heavy Slam too. Heavy Slam does more damage if the user outweighs the target. Snorlax weighs 1014.1 lbs and Pyukumuku weighs 2.6 lbs. If Snorlax HAD used Heavy Slam, it would have had 120 base power. Missed opportunity Kukui.

Last but not least was Alolan Ninetales. Oh my god, this fight. First things first, it used Safeguard meaning I had to wait 5 turns before using Toxic again. And when I had the chance to use it, Sushi missed. Luckily Ninetales wanted to spam Dazzling Gleam instead of Safeguard which is fine with me. Or I was fine with that. Until Kukui healed Ninetales to full health and realized that I can’t do poop if he uses Safeguard and then proceeded to spam Safeguard EVERY FIVE TURNS. As you can imagine, THIS WAS HORRIBLE. Ninetales ran out of Dazzling Gleam and started using Blizzard. Then it ran out of Blizzard and could only use Ice Shard which fortunately I could counter. Except it only did 3 damage to Sushi meaning my counter damage was butt. I was doing 6 damage per turn and Ninetales was at full HP. Naturally Ninetales ran out of PP for Ice Shard which meant it could only use one move, Safeguard. Either Ninetales had to Struggle, or Sushi did. It was the only way out of this battle. I waited until Ninetails used up all of its Safeguard and then used Struggle and killed itself.

Now let’s take a look at this one fight against Ninetales. Four moves: Dazzling Gleam, Blizzard, Ice Shard, Safeguard. Dazzling Gleam has 10 PP. Blizzard has 5 PP. Ice Shard has 30 PP. Safeguard has 25 PP. SUSHI FOUGHT ALOLAN NINETALES FOR 70 TURNS UNTIL IT RAN OUT OF PP FOR ALL OF ITS MOVES AND STRUGGLED TO DEATH. GAME PLEASE. The fight took forever and was THE LONGEST fight in the entire run of long fights. There couldn’t have been a more fitting ending to this run to be completely honest. I love you Sushi.

So normally this would be the last update of the journey, but there is still something missing. My goal was to complete the game using only a Pyukumuku. My goal is completed. Sushi on the other hand has her own goals. She wants to fight the strongest trainer in Alola to prove that she can truly tank any Pokemon. We would need to fight a Pokemon League Champion for her to be happy, but we can’t fight ourselves. If only there were another Pokemon League Champion on Alola… See you all next update.

~~Thank you to @pokemon-i-choose-you for your support of my run! I hope this was entertaining for you!~~

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A (Mostly) Solo Run with Pyukumuku

Backstory: My name is Xinitii. As soon as Pyukumuku was first revealed, I knew I wanted one. I wanted to add it to my team on my first round through Alola, although if I didn’t have an evolution, then I would save it for something special. After the demo was data mined and there was no evolution for this sea cucumber, the solo run was born. I wanted to play through Moon using nothing but Pyukumuku. I had done a solo run through Pokemon Emerald several times with Mudkip, Beldum (into Metagross), and Azumarill (2x actually. One of those is on my YouTube channel X I N I T I I) so I knew what I was doing. Kind of.

Problems: Pyukumuku doesn’t learn ANY OFFENSIVE MOVES. Only status moves. This makes it kind of hard to do anything at all. Luckily it can learn moves like Counter and Toxic. With these, Pyukumuku at least had some chance of doing this solo run. So I had to think of a moveset that allows it to deal some type of damage and tank hits.

Moveset, Nature, Hold Item: To start off I had a look at Pyukumuku’s move pool and base stats. With 55HP, 60Atk and SpAtk, and a WHOPPING 5Spd, this sea cucumber didn’t have a lot going for it, except one (two technically) things. It’s defense. With base 130Def and SpDef, nothing was going to easily take down this mucus ball. In the end, Pyukumuku was destined to be a slow moving, mostly passive, punching bag. So I designed her moveset around that. My favorite meta strategy is “toxic stalling” so naturally I threw Toxic and Protect on Pyukumuku so it could handle most situations. This way I could just chill and wait for Toxic to do INFINITE DAMAGE. Use Protect every other turn and your good! I had her Counter so she could try to be more aggressive in battles. Counter, if you didn’t know, does double the damage of the attack the user is hit by. Pyukumuku’s attack stat shouldn’t matter much here luckily. Lastly, the fourth move: Reflect, Light Screen, Taunt, Substitute, or Recover. So many to choose from. What could I possibly pick? After lots of consideration, I chose Recover for that sweet HP recovery during long toxic stall sessions. Originally, I had chosen Relaxed (Def+, Sp.-) for her ability, but it took too long to breed that, so I went with Impish (Def+, Sp.Atk-) instead. Pyukumuku won’t be using that SpAtk anyway. For hold item, it was between Leftovers or Rocky Helmet. Rocky Helmet required me to go to Battle Tree first and get 48BP while I could just steal Leftovers from a wild Munchlax. My choice was like stealing candy from a baby. Now with everything planned, I just had to do it. Starting with making my Pyukumuku.

Set Up: I caught a mother (Lady) and a father (Daddy), put them in the nursery and gave them some space. Half a box of babies later, a cute little Impish Pyukumuku was born. I named her Sushi. Cute and morbid! Sushi was born knowing Counter already. Using TMs, I taught her Toxic (found in Aether Paradise docks) and Protect (bough from TM shop in Heahea City). Then I went to the move tutor at the base of the Pokemon League and taught Sushi Recover, a move she shouldn’t be able to learn until lv37. Sun Moon move tutor = OP. I used Thief (TM from first trial) to steal a Leftover from a Munchlax and gave it to Sushi to nibble on. Then I fought a random Pokemon to bring Sushi to lv10 (since you can’t trade Pokemon until you’ve reached the first Pokemon Center). I did all of this on my copy of Sun. On Moon, I made a new character (named Xinitii) and got my butt to the first Pokemon center as quickly as possible. I traded Pokemon and Sushi was finally ready to start her very first solo run!

Update 1: At the time of making this post, I had just finished fighting the trainers at the Trainer School, I fought a few trainers on the routes around your home as well to get a feel for how Sushi fights. My census? Awful. The battles are terribly slow, most of the time you’re left waiting for the other Pokemon to use an attacking move so you can use Counter (they never do). Toxic works like a charm, unless the Pokemon is Poison or Steel, in which case you can’t touch it. I fought a Magnemite in the Trainer School. No physical moves. It used ThunderShock (special) on me so I couldn’t use Counter. Since it was steel, I couldn’t use Toxic. Sushi could not even touch it. So the only solution is to use another Pokemon. GASP! That’s why this is a //mostly// solo run. There are some Pokemon (other Pyukumuku included) that Sushi just cannot fight at all. So as far as a true Pyukumuku Solo Run goes, it’s impossible, unfortunately.

Run Status: Will I end the run? No. I want to get as far as I can. Sadly, I will have to rely on other Pokemon besides Pyukumuku to finish this run, but I plan to keep that minimal. Sushi will fight as many fights as she can. I will have back up Pokemon for those literally impossible fights though. I dropped the game after the Magnemite incident, but will pick it back up soon. I won’t let Sushi down!

End Word: My spirit may be dead, but the run isn’t. I’ll keep doing updates as the run continues. It will be a slow and difficult run, but I love Pyukumuku enough to keep going. Everyone wish me luck and I’ll be back with another update soon.

~~Also thank you @pokemon-i-choose-you for finding interest in my run!~~

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Sushi Iwa, Narita Airport, Japan

Another amazing dining option has opened in Narita Airport… Sushi Iwa!

Famed for the locations in Tsukiji Market and Ginza, you can find this third Iwa outpost in the new fourth floor food court behind the Delta check-in counter in  the North Wing of Narita’s Terminal 1. While they do offer plenty of take-out option for up-in-the-air eating, I highly recommend you sit down and enjoy a pre-flight meal at their sushi counter, where two chefs prepare nigiri with same fresh fish they use in their other two award-winning sushi-ya, delivered daily…

It’s not just some limited menu of tuna and shrimp they’re offering at Iwa Narita either; they offer a longer list of oceanic options than you’ll usually find most central Tokyo sushi restaurants… everything from kanpachi to shima aji to kohada to katsuo!

And their shellfish selection is simply outstanding…

You’ll even find white shrimp and red clam…

And yes, toro too…

All this is an airport eatery!

While it’s not the most convenient airport to access, restaurants like Sushi Iwa are what makes flying in and out of Narita worth the trip.


Narita Airport

Terminal 1 - North Wing

Fourth Floor

Behind the Delta counter

Grocery Stores are still way better in the south.

As you may have noticed, I am home in Kentucky for the holidays. Since I’m a human and have not learned to survive on sunlight and oxygen alone, I decided to hit up a pretty average grocery store in my hometown (meaning there are 3 within a 15 mile radius). This is a Marketplace Kroger.

I was not here in the middle of the night (though I could have been, the grocery stores stay open later down here for some reason too). No, it just appears that the gratuitous space in the country allows contractors to build structures that can hold more than 10 assholes at a time!

Can we talk about how the aisles are wider than a typical street in New York? That everything good is actually in stock, still fresh, and the people who work in the store actually want to help? They had a sushi counter, a cheese counter, an olive buffet, display after display of breads, a pharmacy, an aisle dedicated strictly to ice cream, furniture, and oh look:

More than one kind of m*ther-f*cking cookie. Look how many cookies are here! LOOK! Go to Brooklyn and you might find 3 kinds of cookies. 4 if you’re at Trader Joe’s. There won’t be mini cookies and regular sized cookies and huge cookies, there will be basic ass cookie options. I stared at this display for so long that someone came and asked me if I needed help. Yes I need help! I’m going into cardiac arrest because my feelings have way more flavor options down here!!!

It’s unreal. People down here are TRULY LIVING. I thought moving to New York I’d get the best of everything, but the truth is that some things really are much better in the south. Y'all won the grocery wars, hands down.

xo - Akilah