Hello! I am SpammyV, and I’d like to welcome you to this Pokemon Platinum Random Team Run/Let’s Play of mine.
"What the heck’s a “Random Team Run?”
The short answer is: I RNG a team of six Pokemon at the start and can only battle with those for the entire game.
The long answer is: When I replay Pokemon games I am not good at breaking my own habits and not just using again many of the same Pokemon I used last time. For example I’ve played through Diamond and Platinum a few times, and I keep ending up with a Shinx and a Ponyta for most of the game. Maybe I’d even notice before getting to the end! There are a lot of Pokemon out there, which means there are a lot I haven’t used. And since I’ve never personally been about catching 'em all… Why not take it out of my hands?
There’s an obvious question of “Why not just do a Nuzlocke instead of trying to be a special and unique Beautifly?” to which the answer is: “I feel too bad having to pretend my Pokemon died and couldn’t go back to a Nuzlocke after my team wiped.” But also even with the Nuzlocke restrictions, I was playing on my physical Platinum cart and it wasn’t hard to have most of the Pokemon I’d used my first time through. It didn’t really do what I wanted, where the Random Team Run concept did. And I’m not in the market for a full CHAOS REIGNS randomizer experience either.
It certainly worked! This is not my first time doing one of these.
I beat Emerald with Team Don’t Call Me Lance:
And then beat FireRed with Team Invasive Species:
Both of these were on another forum which unfortunately looks like it will be closed permanently. And also my old computer that I don’t want to dig out and plug in again. And also scattered around different image hosts (I was using Photobucket when things started!). Things started simply but gradually grew in scope and complexity into something I realized was more or less an LP. That said, I do have a note on the nature of this thread:
This is not going to be a 100% comprehensive playthrough of Platinum. I’m not talking to every NPC, showing every trainer battle, heck I’m not even showing every dialog box. It’s a little bit of challenge run commentary and a maybe a little bit of narrative.
Normal text is out-of-character stuff by me, your narrator, the adorable SpammyV.
Italicized text is characters speaking or fiction.
One other note: That aforementioned forum that’s probably closed for good now is where I started this but I obviously don’t think I’ll be finishing it there. But I won’t be dumping the updates as I’d really like to go through and redo a lot of the early stuff. I left off on the file right before fighting the 5th Gym (Byron), so like 45% through depending on how you count the plot. Some images at first might be a little wonky as I was still sorting out settings and workflow.
So with no further ado let’s begin the adventure of…
“What’s wrong with my name?”
01: THE BEGINNING OF MISFORTUNE
02: TEAM STUDY BUDDIES ASSEMBLE
02.5: MEET THE TEAM!
03: REAL INTERPOL AGENTS!
04: NOBODY CALLS HIM THAT
05: NOTHING WENT WRONG DURING THIS BATTLE
06: A Bunch of Uniformed Mooks Doesn’t Mean Anything
07: THE BATTLE OF THE WINDWORKS!
08: Walk On The Wooded Side
09: I Learned How Every Rose Has Its Thorns When A Rosebush Tried To Mug Me
10: KICK DOWN THE DOOR!
11: I Hate This Park And Everyone In It
12: Spamigo Gets Ghosted
13: Class Aves Is My Nemesis
14: SUPER PUNCH OUT!
15: The Calm Before the PPV
16: CRASHERMANIA’S RUNNING WILD!
17: Chasing That Feeling
18: Ruin My Day
19: The Abridge Version
20: Riley Isn’t Invited To My Birthday Party
21: THE RIDDLE OF STEEL!
22: It’s Not A Lake Any More
23: The Daring Rescue!
24: The Cold Never Bothered Me Anyway. Because Ice Has Some Critical Weaknesses.
25: Spamigo, This Is A Sneaking Mission, Get In Lots of Pokemon Battles
26: The Great Big Ghiren Zabi Speech Scene
27: Name One Good Thing That Happened On Top Of A Mountain I Dare You
28: I Would’ve Been Fine With Just One Dimension Honest
29: There Were No More Worlds To Conquer. There Never Were Any To Begin With.
30: Next Steps
31: Last badge. Last time.
32: Final Preparations
32.5: The Last Team Update
33: The Journey of a Thousand Miles Begins With a Single Step but It’s Still a Thousand Miles
34: Step By Step Your Destination Will Get Closer, as Long as You Take That Step
35: At Long Last