This post is part of my 10 Days of Pet Battles series.
There are so many close calls, so many captures that some of them blur in my memory. I think most people who struggled so long for their Minfernal remember exactly what they were doing when they caught their first and only one. I have only 3 battles which seem to stick in my memory.
It was a Monday. There was a Laid Back Raid happening and I had just caught my Arctic Fox kit thanks to Repgrind, and I was just swapping to my mage to move her away from Storm Peaks and go and camp over Minfernal and there was one there! I even stopped talkng to JD in mid sentence to go battle..
JD was asking me something and I said "Can't talk! Minfernal!" And I swooped down, hoping nobody was there and battled - thank Goodness I didn't have my low level pets on or I would have lost it! When I got it I was so happy! Then I went to raid. And look who helped me with my capture - it's Aza, my Gregarious Grell!
Aza has saved me from many a tight spot - my other memorable battle involved him as well. It was a PvP battle, and I was getting flogged. 2 pets down, the other guy had 3 pets still up, though 2 were low health. Out came my Aza, and it was a close battle, but his phase shift and heal saved the day! I guess it was lucky his last pet was a dragon or I wouldn't have won that battle, and I was super lucky with dodges which I am sure he was swearing at me for! I was sure I was going to lose that fight, I don't know how I got so lucky. I told Ancient about my awesome Grell and how proud I was of him, which led to a chain of events culminating in this post.
Then of course, there is my battles for a Sumprush Rodent... attempting to do it in the middle of the Alliance area (because Veluxia was opening a box and she's alliance), and forgetting to fix my pets for it = you stupid idiot. The first time, I had my levelling pets on - one level 10 and one half dead 25 and the other was already dead /facepalm. I swapped in something quickly for the next one...
And look at that, it must be one of the few times I took out an undead for some exercise because Li'l KT is there in my team! And yes, it was a poor choice of team if you look carefully - 2 elementals and an undead versus a beast, a critter and an aquatic, but I think I was panicking at the time...
I am sure I will have many more epic battles to come. I need to remind myself to take screenshots though!