My love for the franchise stemmed from my younger brother who played Red, Ruby, and Pearl versions. I doubt he has those anymore. He also watched the original anime and the first movie (we had a VHS of it back then). First Pokémon game I played was Pokémon Pinball, which we shared. Though I wasn't too hooked at the time, I enjoyed it. I really got into Pokémon after watching a few movies (Heroes, Lucario, and Giratina movies are my favorite). My first actual game was Pokémon Black (yeah, lol, took me that long). I also watch anime shows on the pokémon.com website on occasion.
Catching both Cobalion and Virizion with one ball each. Put them to sleep, weakened them, and used Dusk Ball on the former and Ultra Ball on the latter. Other legendaries were rather tough, as expected.
They weren't so easy to catch in Black 2, though. However, I did manage to get Latios with one ball... Didn't have access to sleep-inducing moves then, so resorted to paralysis, then got him with an Ultra Ball after weakening him a bit.
First Pokémon I ever bred was a Cleffa with Covet. Chose a male Skitty as the father.
Decided to offer a Nidoking (who was a Dream world Nidoran♂ when I got him) who wasn't really cutting it for me, and asked for a male Skitty. The trade was done, but funny thing is, that's how I got my first official Shiny. Yep, that's right, the Skitty I got was Shiny! He's evolved now, and is a Delcatty.
First breeding project involving IVs was a Munna with a perfect 31 in Special Attack. Lucky for me, my Lucario had that, so I passed it down with the help of the Power Lens. The resulting child is now a very resilient Musharna.
My first level 100 overall was an Altaria. She was a rather fast leveler, and she did well in battle.
My first bred Pokémon to reach 100 was my Volcarona, who was bred to know Morning Sun. After acquiring a male Beautifly from GTS Negotiations, I trained that move on him before I passed that down.
First Shiny that I encountered normally was a Piloswine from Giant Chasm. She's a Mamoswine now. A few weeks after, I found my second: a Shiny Mienfoo on Route 14, who's now a Mienshao. No hacking was involved.
First bred Shiny was another Mienfoo. His father originated from a Japanese game, so that triggered the Masuda method.
First six IV breed was a Pawniard. His daughter, another Pawniard that was bred for a specific team, also has 6 IVs.
What I do here
To be honest, when I signed up, I did not have any focus in particular. I normally help out wherever possible, from rummaging to look for needed pics, to correcting errors here and there. I wasn't intending on a main focus, but over time, I ended up looking after this page since no one else seemed to be updating it. Any help would be great!
Other major contributions include Décor (which I ended up splitting some content into separate pages after some templates failed to show properly!), a few Gen VI Abilities, and movie synopses, particularly the fifteenth movie.
My to-do list
Work on the Trophy page, and incorporate games from other sites.
I along with a couple other users helped make a page for trophies obtained in online games on Pokémon.com. Soon that page will hopefully have lists for games from other sites as well.
Also, I worked on the page detailing the Google Maps Pokémon Challenge. At first it was a simple dex listing, but overtime it expanded to cover other parts of the event. Some other users have made contributions there as well, via talk page or directly.
I know, Berrenta is a rather odd name, but I have a lot of history behind it. Its origins date back to my first days of Anarchy Online years ago. I was stuck trying to think of a name for my character, an adventurer, so I hit "Suggest Name" until I saw a name that hit me. The name "Berrento" came up and even though I like it, it's a tad too masculine for my taste. So I swapped a letter, and voila. Too bad I have bid farewell to that game after playing it for 10 years. Oh well. It's been fun.