Well, mixed news on the family front. ( Cut for people who don't care. XD; )
In the seven hours we were at the hospital yesterday, I got a massive amount of HeartGold playing in. :D;; I beat Claire's gym, beat a surprise challenge that I won't spoil here, got my Master Ball, and went to go and try to catch Ho-oh.
That asshole bird... I reset so many times because he kept Struggling himself to death. Apparently no ball is good enough even when you only have 3 HP and are paralyzed/put to sleep. Jerk.
I finally got the fucker in an Ultra Ball when I guess he decided he didn't feel like having my Growlithe absorb any more Sacred Fire attacks. It must be insulting, to be the sun god pokemon and have a tiny -- grumpy, I might add -- dog just soaking up all your flames like it's nothing. I didn't even want the stupid bird for myself, I just want it for trading. XD;
And yeah, my Growlithe is a grumpy fucker. Any time I talk to him, he's either going "..." or it's telling me that he's ignoring me. I know he likes me, because the little shit will, very rarely, do the happy dance that my other Pokemon do... I guess when he thinks I'm not looking. I dunno. Moody little shit. I named him Ragna. ♥
Already pondering a reset on this thing, though, since this was mainly a test run to see what I had to tackle in this game. I think I'll go and conquer the Elite Four and Kanto with my team of misfits, trade over my legendaries (LUGIAAAAAA and SUICUNE and RAIKOU~) and any items I feel like salvaging, and then reset and make an actual functioning team. The one I've got now is shit.
Although Anji the Butterfree is kickass, bro. Dude took out three gyms all by himself. He even took out Claire's Kingdra. Don't fuck with the butterfly.
Total side note, but it is FUCKING COLD AND THE LANDLORD NEEDS TO TURN ON THE HEAT PLZKTHX