July 17th, 2022 – 1,390

My sweet as can be xirlfriend has relieved me of the one point of shame I had in my Gen IV Pokedex challenge. You see, while I have no issue using the AR for the Gen IV events for Manaphy, Darkrai, Cresselia and Arceus, I felt a twinge of regret using it for Deoxys and Jirachi. That’s because unlike those other four, I wouldn’t be triggering a thing already in the code, like receiving the event items or the egg. Instead, I was just hacking in the gifted Pokémon or even just the Pokémon in the wild. Well, I need worry no more: they bought me a Japanese copy of Sapphire, with a ton of event mons, including those two. I am blessed.

TEL is still going smooth, but I think this chapter I just finished is the weakest by far. I need to find a way to inject more tension into what is kinda a flat investigation narrative. One to sleep on.