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6th Gen Nuzlocke Challenge Thread!

Discussion in 'Pokémon Challenge Forum' started by bobandbill, Oct 19, 2013.

  1. Kung Fu Ferret

    Kung Fu Ferret The Next God

    Trying again in Alpha Sapphire. Just beat Roxanne.

    Team:
    Poseidon (Marshtomp)
    Fenrir (Poochyena)
    Neith (Beautifly)
    Guan Yu (Zigzagoon)
    Kukulkan (Taillow)
    Apollo (Whismur)

    Dead:
    Susano (Wingull)
     
  2. Kung Fu Ferret

    Kung Fu Ferret The Next God

    Completed aforementioned Nuzlocke.

    Final team:
    Poseidon (Swampert)
    Ah Puch (Sableye)
    Kali (Manectric)
    Apollo (Exploud)
    Sylvanus (Cradily)
    Jing Wei (Altaria)

    PC:
    Guan Yu (Zigzagoon)
    Terra (Geodude)
    Kukulkan (Taillow)
    Chang'e (Marill)
    Vulcan (Numel)
    Scylla (Tentacool)
    The Morrigan (Spinda)
    Camazotz (Zubat)
    Bacchus (Barboach)
    Bellona (Machop)
    Fenrir (Mightyena)
    Ratatoskr (Sandshrew)
    Ao Kuang (Magikarp)
    Nox (Koffing)
    Awilix (Gloom)
    Loki (Kecleon)
    Skadi (Sealeo)
    Izanami (Vulpix)
    Thoth (Doduo)
    Chaac (Wailmer)
    He Bo (Chinchou)
    Hel (Shuppet)

    Dead:
    Susano (Wingull)
    Neith (Beautifly)
    Amaterasu (Latias)
     
  3. Muun

    Muun Member

    Started a Alpha Sapphire Nuzlocke.

    Current Location:Rustboro City

    Salsa (Torchic - 101)
    Jessie (Cascoon - 102)
    Jaime (Wurmple - 104
    Elert (Zizgagoon - Woods)
    Route 116 - None
     
  4. Earth Wolf-Howl

    Earth Wolf-Howl Nuzlocker

    My Y Darklocke's on hiatus right now, so I started a standard Nuzlocke in OR. It's going okay so far, though I've had two deaths, those being Revali the Swellow and Callie the Tentacool. Basically, here's a short synopsis of how it's going.

    Standard rules apply, no bells and whistles this time.

    -Started with Talon the Treecko
    -Defeated Rustboro with him, now a Grovyle.
    -Defeated Brawly with Revali the Taillow. Caught Banjo the Makuhita
    -Got to Slateport, got Folk the Electrike. Lost Revali against rival's Combusken, proving that it's not just the Sharlas that suffer the early bird curse, and making Unfezants my current only survivors.
    -Defeated Wattson using Banjo, now a Hariyama
    -Went north to Fallarbour. Caught Athena the Skarmory, lost Callie the Tentacool to wild Sandshrew.
    -Went to Meteor Falls, then to Lavaridge. Caught Razor and Fleet, the shiny Zangooses.
    -Defeated Flannery with Banjo
    -Got Claw Fossil/Dillon the Anorith. Defeated Norman with Athena.
    -Went to Fortree, got Shiranui the Latios. Defeated Winona with Folk and Shiranui.
    -Went to Lilycove, then Mossdeep. Replaced Talon with Chance the Vileplume.

    Right now, I'm just training for the gym. I probably will either train to level 45 or 47. I have confidence in Athena and Shiranui, however, to take out Tate and Liza without a problem. Those two are always my Doubles partners, and they've had great success so far.

    EDIT: I took out Tate and Liza, and as promised, my leads were Athena and Shiranui. The battle started off okay- Shiranui's Shadow Ball took Lunatone to relatively low health. However, Athena missed Solrock, and took a Rock Slide. Next turn, both of them hit with the same moves. Lunatone was healed. However, Solrock set up Sunny Day, possibly announcing a future Fire Blast that would spell Athena's doom. Suspecting this, I focused Shiranui's Shadow Ball on it, while healing Athena just in case (thanks to her Sturdy). Shadow Ball took it out, and Lunatone missed the Hypnosis it tried to hit Athena with. A final Shadow Ball felled it.

    EDIT: So I finished up to Sootopolis Gym. The Groudon sequence was nothing special, Shiranui Surfed everything to death, and Groudon itself was caught with the Master Ball. Wallace was a little more complicated, though. I used mostly Chance for this gym. His Luvdisc pretty much stalled him and Folk with Attract and Sweet Kiss before Chance finally broke through, and after that, I was locked into healing by his Milotic and its Ice Beam. However, I took the chance with Giga Drain, and quickly took it out. Chance then obliterated the rest, with Folk stepping in at the last moment to Discharge his Seaking.

    Now for the preparations! Hope no-one dies between now and then.

    EDIT: On second thought, I decided to replace Skarmory. I was reluctant to take Athena off the team, but her replacement, Kilaki the Sealeo, both gives me some additional defence against Drake (without having to risk Chance or Shiranui) and provides me with a good Water-user for Steven.

    And yes, she's named for one of Xenoblade's Nopon. W2's Zazadan started a tradition.

    Current Team:
    ;045; Chance, level 50 (M)
    ;310; Folk, level 48 (M)
    ;335; Razor, level 48 (F)
    ;348; Dillon, level 48 (M)
    ;381; Shiranui, level 48 (M)
    ;364; Kilaki, level 37 (F)

    The Fallen:
    ;277; Revali, level 6-24 (Killed by Brendan's Combusken's Flame Charge)
    ;072; Callie, level 5-17 (Killed by wild Sandshrew's Magnitude)
     
    Last edited: Apr 23, 2017
  5. Earth Wolf-Howl

    Earth Wolf-Howl Nuzlocker

    Right, so I've come to the conclusion that the standard Nuzlocke rules are getting a little stale for me. So I decided to start a Wedlocke to make things more interesting!

    My rules are:
    -Standard Wedlocke rules apply- save for the last. I can rotate teams, but unless a partner is killed, the pair is permanently bonded. If they join the team again, they join as that pair.
    -Dupes and Shiny Clause are on.
    -EXP Share is off.

    I started the game with a Torchic- Coincidentally female, Quiet, nicknamed Zeal after my EoT partner. I beat my rival easily, and soon after, caught her partner, the Dexnav Poochyena, named Ike. I carried on, catching Thistle the Zigzagoon/Jabber the Wurmple/Beautifly along the way. I carried on with the game, catching Phoenix the Taillow and Jamboree the Shroomish. I was training, when suddenly...

    I managed to find a shiny Wurmple! I caught her, named her Violin and added her to my team. Fortunately, she evolved into Silcoon, so I took Thistle and Jabber from my team and put her in instead.

    I carried on, taking out the Team Magma member easily with Zeal, and carried on to Rustboro, where I caught Violin's partner, Boomer the Whismur, and Bucky the Skitty.

    Team so far:
    ;256; Zeal, level 16 (F)/;260; Ike, level 13 (M)
    ;276; Phoenix, level 13 (M)/;285; Jamboree, level 13 (F)
    ;267; *Violin, level 12 (F)/;291; Boomer, level 12 (M)
     
  6. crystalphoenix88

    crystalphoenix88 Fan 5ever

    Following my White Nuzlocke, I decided to embark on my first-ever Wonderlocke in Y.

    • I was pretty pleased (and amused) to wind up with Pikachu as my starter (though his natural frailty, only worsened by his Nature, makes me a little nervous about his durability.)
    • My second addition, Throh, was tricky to train at first, since he could only inflict damage with "Bind" and "Bide" until he learned "Seismic Toss" at Lv. 13. (Thankfully, he could utilize the "Return" and "Bulldoze" TMs I acquired in Lumiose City.)
    • Metapod evolved into Butterfree following a truly glorious (anime-inspired) Metapod-on-Metapod match against Schoolboy Rabbie on Route 22. Her Compound Eyes Ability + powder move arsenal make for a very nifty combo!

    THE BUG BADGE: I figured it was fitting to start with my starter in my first Kalosian Gym battle, and Pikachu's "Thunder Shock" made him into a living bug zapper for Viola's Surskit. Worried about Pikachu getting trapped by "Infestation", I brought out Butterfree for a butterfly brawl against Viola's Vivillon. Although the effects of Butterfree's "Sleep Powder" wore off surprisingly fast, a "Poison Powder" + "Confusion" combo eventually earned me the Bug Badge.

    • I was starting to feel pretty unenthusiastic about my team, partially because a lot of my options were Pokémon that I would've likely gotten/have previously used in a Nuzlocke - until Shroomish and Èvoli (Eevee) re-ignited my excitement! I considered evolving Èvoli into Vaporeon or Sylveon (Glaceon would've been tempting, since I've never used one before, but the Ice Rock is always buried SO deep in the game.) Ultimately, I couldn't resist the chance to travel with my all-time favorite: Espeon. I haven't included one in a team since my very first Black 2 playthrough.

    THE CLIFF BADGE: Unsurprisingly, the Rock-type Cyllage City Gym set the perfect stage for the Throh Show. After he outsped and one-shotted Grant's Amaura with his recently-learned "Storm Throw", I decided to mix things up a little to avoid having the fastest, easiest Gym match ever. I tried "Bulldoze" instead, which Grant's Tyrunt withstood, then swapped in Shroomish to drop "Leech Seed." Although I would've liked to keep Shroomish on the field, she was taking much damage from Tyrunt's "Rock Tomb", so I brought back Throh for one more "Storm Throw", thus earning me the Cliff Badge.

    Pikachu
    - Lv. 25, Gentle, Static, Aquacorde Town
    Throh
    - Lv. 25, Timid, Guts, Route 2
    Butterfree
    - Lv. 25, Timid, Compound Eyes, Santalune Forest
    Charmander
    - Lv. 25, Relaxed, Blaze, Route 4
    Shroomish
    - Lv. 26, Impish, Poison Heal, Connecting Cave
    Espeon
    - Lv. 25, Hasty, Synchronize, Route 8
    • I'm holding off on evolving Charmander until he learns "Flame Burst" (which hopefully doesn't prove to be a fatal mistake, since I haven't looked up exactly when that'll happen.) Same goes for Shroomish and "Spore" (though I know I'll be waiting a while for that one.)

    Zubat
    - Jolly, Inner Focus, Route 3
    Latios Niv34 {Linoone}
    - Lonely, Pickup, Route 22
    Pidgey
    - Calm, Tangled Feet, Lumiose City
    Drewl V3 {Gloom}
    - Relaxed, Chlorophyll, Route 5
    Inkay
    - Brave, Suction Cups, Route 6
    メグロコ {Sandile}
    - Serious, Moxie, Route 7
    Bunnelby
    - Adamant, Cheek Pouch, Ambrette Town
    Magikarp
    - Adamant, Swift Swim, Route 9
    Abra
    - Rash, Synchronize, Glittering Cave
    Roselia
    - Timid, Poison Point, Cyllage City
    None
    1.) I must catch the first Pokémon that I encounter in each Route/Area, send it through Wonder Trade, and keep whatever Pokémon I receive. Shinies are an exception.
    1a.) Duplicates & Over-leveled Clause: I must "send back" any Pokémon I've already received or any Pokémon too high-leveled to obey.
    2.) I must release every Pokémon that faints.
    3.) I can accept gift Pokémon and send them through Wonder Trade, if they are the first and only Pokémon that I obtain in that location.
    4.) I can only perform regular trades for the purpose of evolution and only using items obtained within this game (if any are required.) I cannot perform any in-game trades.
    5.) I cannot use any healing items during battles (against Trainers or wild Pokémon), apart from any items held by my Pokémon at the start of battles.
    6.) Battles must always be set to "Set", not "Shift."
    7.) The EXP Share must be turned off at all times.
    8.) I cannot earn more than two Affection hearts per Pokémon using Pokémon Amie.
    9.) I cannot use "O Powers" at any time.
     
    Last edited: Jul 8, 2017
  7. crystalphoenix88

    crystalphoenix88 Fan 5ever

    With my fourth Gym Badge in hand, I've reached the halfway point of my Y Wonderlocke.

    • Serena truly earned the title of "rival" by causing my team's first death during our first-ever battle at the Tower of Mastery. Butterfree breezed through Meowstic and Absol with "Silver Wind", but when Serena's starter emerged, I decided to bring out Charmeleon (who'd evolved while traversing Reflection Cave) and turn our match into a real firefight. His "Rock Tomb" inflicted less damage than I expected, allowing Braixen to trap him on the field with "Fire Spin" and blast away with "Psybeam." RIP. Although I won the coveted Mega Ring after Pikachu easily eliminated Braixen with "Quick Attack", it certainly wasn't worth the cost of Charmeleon's life.

    THE RUMBLE BADGE: Korrina's Fighting-focused Shalour City Gym seemed like the perfect opportunity for Espeon to make his Gym battle debut. After enduring a "Fake Out" from Mienfoo, Espeon obliterated both her and Machoke with "Psybeam." After showering Korrina's ace, Hawlucha, with "Sand Attack", Espeon bowed out so that Butterfree could enjoy a little time in the limelight (partially because I didn't plan to keep her on the team for much longer.) Butterfree showed how bugs can totally dominate birds by blasting her way to victory with "Psybeam", thus earning me the Rumble Badge.

    • As much as I enjoyed travelling with Butterfree, who certainly exceeded expectations for an early-game Bug-type, I knew it was time to send her into early retirement when I received a Tirtouga (in exchange for a Tentacool) as my Azure Bay addition. I'd been hoping for a Water-type for a while (besides Magikarp, since I've used Gyarados in several prior playthroughs), and this will be my very first time raising a Tirtouga.

    THE PLANT BADGE: Mowing down Coumarine City Gym Leader Ramos proved to be an even easier task than I expected. Nidorino (who I'd added to the team after Charmeleon's untimely demise) surprisingly outsped Jumpluff and annihilated him with a single "Poison Jab." Knowing that Ramos's Gogoat could utilize "Bulldoze", I replaced Nidorino with Throh, who effortlessly endured both "Bulldoze" and "Take Down." After boosting his power with "Bulk Up", Throh decimated Gogoat with "Poison Jab" and Weepinbell with "Strength", thus earning me the Plant Badge.

    Pikachu
    - Lv. 34, Gentle, Static, Aquacorde Town
    Throh
    - Lv. 35, Timid, Guts, Route 2
    Shroomish
    - Lv. 35, Impish, Poison Heal, Connecting Cave
    Espeon
    - Lv. 34, Hasty, Synchronize, Route 8
    Nidorino
    - Lv. 35, Impish, Rivalry, Route 10
    Tirtouga
    - Lv. 35, Impish, Solid Rock, Azure Bay
    Butterfree
    - Timid, Compound Eyes, Santalune Forest
    Zubat
    - Jolly, Inner Focus, Route 3
    Latios Niv34 {Linoone}
    - Lonely, Pickup, Route 22
    Pidgey
    - Calm, Tangled Feet, Lumiose City
    Drewl V3 {Gloom}
    - Relaxed, Chlorophyll, Route 5
    Inkay
    - Brave, Suction Cups, Route 6
    メグロコ {Sandile}
    - Serious, Moxie, Route 7
    Bunnelby
    - Adamant, Cheek Pouch, Ambrette Town
    Magikarp
    - Adamant, Swift Swim, Route 9
    Abra
    - Rash, Synchronize, Glittering Cave
    Roselia
    - Timid, Poison Point, Cyllage City
    Chuchmur {Whismur}
    - Sassy, Soundproof, Route 11
    Ralts
    - Relaxed, Synchronize, Reflection Cave
    ALDEAPOKEMON {Illumise}
    - Naughty, Tinted Lens, Shalour City
    삐딱구리 {Croagunk}
    - Modest, Dry Skin, Tower of Mastery
    EH VOLEVI!! {Wingull}
    - Modest, Keen Eye, Route 12
    Charmeleon
    - Relaxed, Blaze, Route 4
    - Fell to Serena's Braixen at the Tower of Mastery
    1.) I must catch the first Pokémon that I encounter in each Route/Area, send it through Wonder Trade, and keep whatever Pokémon I receive. Shinies are an exception.
    1a.) Duplicates & Over-leveled Clause: I must "send back" any Pokémon I've already received or any Pokémon too high-leveled to obey.
    2.) I must release every Pokémon that faints.
    3.) I can accept gift Pokémon and send them through Wonder Trade, if they are the first and only Pokémon that I obtain in that location.
    4.) I can only perform regular trades for the purpose of evolution and only using items obtained within this game (if any are required.) I cannot perform any in-game trades.
    5.) I cannot use any healing items during battles (against Trainers or wild Pokémon), apart from any items held by my Pokémon at the start of battles.
    6.) Battles must always be set to "Set", not "Shift."
    7.) The EXP Share must be turned off at all times.
    8.) I cannot earn more than two Affection hearts per Pokémon using Pokémon Amie.
    9.) I cannot use "O Powers" at any time.
     
    Last edited: Jul 8, 2017
  8. crystalphoenix88

    crystalphoenix88 Fan 5ever

    Due to the short gaps between the third through sixth Kalos League Gyms, I've been progressing at a pretty fast clip in my Y Wonderlocke.

    THE VOLTAGE BADGE: I decided to unleash my two most-recently-evolved teammates on the Electric-centric Lumiose City Gym. Nidoking (who I'd evolved while battling my way up Prism Tower) crushed Clemont's Emolga with a single "Rock Tomb", but sustained a surprising amount of damage from Magneton's "Mirror Shot" while laying down two layers of "Toxic Spikes." Raichu (who I'd evolved after chasing Team Flare out of the Kalos Power Plant) eventually wore down the Magnet Pokémon with "Dig", but needed to retreat before he had the chance to finish off Clemont's ace: Heliolisk. I relied on the unexpectedly-dependable Shroomish to bring this match to a close with "Leech Seed" and "Giga Drain", thus earning me the Voltage Badge.

    THE FAIRY BADGE: Nidoking's "Toxic Spikes" provided invaluable assistance in my victory over Laverre City Gym Leader Valerie. Since her lead, Mawile, only utilized Dark-type moves and "Iron Defense", I was given the perfect opportunity to set two layers on the field before seizing the first win with a "Dig" onslaught. Although Mr. Mime's screen moves could've proved tricky, the bad posion brought on by "Toxic Spikes" allowed Espeon to chip away at the Barrier Pokémon with some "Dig" strikes of his own. As much as I loved the idea of an Eeveelution showdown for my Laverre Gym finale, Sylveon's "Dazzling Gleam" hit Espeon hard, so I made one last substitution and brought Tirtouga into his first-ever Gym battle. Thanks to both Nidoking's "Toxic Spikes" and Espeon's "Dig", Tirtouga only needed to unleash a single "Aqua Tail" to end the match, thus earning me the Fairy Badge. Bolstered by this momentous triumph, Tirtouga evolved!

    Raichu
    - Lv. 42, Gentle, Static, Aquacorde Town
    Throh
    - Lv. 42, Timid, Guts, Route 2
    Shroomish
    - Lv. 43, Impish, Poison Heal, Connecting Cave
    Espeon
    - Lv. 44, Hasty, Synchronize, Route 8
    Nidoking
    - Lv. 43, Impish, Rivalry, Route 10
    Carracosta
    - Lv. 43, Impish, Solid Rock, Azure Bay
    Butterfree
    - Timid, Compound Eyes, Santalune Forest
    Zubat
    - Jolly, Inner Focus, Route 3
    Latios Niv34 {Linoone}
    - Lonely, Pickup, Route 22
    Pidgey
    - Calm, Tangled Feet, Lumiose City
    Drewl V3 {Gloom}
    - Relaxed, Chlorophyll, Route 5
    Inkay
    - Brave, Suction Cups, Route 6
    メグロコ {Sandile}
    - Serious, Moxie, Route 7
    Bunnelby
    - Adamant, Cheek Pouch, Ambrette Town
    Magikarp
    - Adamant, Swift Swim, Route 9
    Abra
    - Rash, Synchronize, Glittering Cave
    Roselia
    - Timid, Poison Point, Cyllage City
    Chuchmur {Whismur}
    - Sassy, Soundproof, Route 11
    Ralts
    - Relaxed, Synchronize, Reflection Cave
    ALDEAPOKEMON {Illumise}
    - Naughty, Tinted Lens, Shalour City
    삐딱구리 {Croagunk}
    - Modest, Dry Skin, Tower of Mastery
    EH VOLEVI!! {Wingull}
    - Modest, Keen Eye, Route 12
    ナマケロ {Slakoth}
    - Quiet, Truant, Route 13
    Wurmple
    - Naive, Shield Dust, Route 14
    Dugtrio
    - Rash, Arena Trap, Laverre City
    Charmeleon
    - Relaxed, Blaze, Route 4
    - Fell to Serena's Braixen at the Tower of Mastery
    1.) I must catch the first Pokémon that I encounter in each Route/Area, send it through Wonder Trade, and keep whatever Pokémon I receive. Shinies are an exception.
    1a.) Duplicates & Over-leveled Clause: I must "send back" any Pokémon I've already received or any Pokémon too high-leveled to obey.
    2.) I must release every Pokémon that faints.
    3.) I can accept gift Pokémon and send them through Wonder Trade, if they are the first and only Pokémon that I obtain in that location.
    4.) I can only perform regular trades for the purpose of evolution and only using items obtained within this game (if any are required.) I cannot perform any in-game trades.
    5.) I cannot use any healing items during battles (against Trainers or wild Pokémon), apart from any items held by my Pokémon at the start of battles.
    6.) Battles must always be set to "Set", not "Shift."
    7.) The EXP Share must be turned off at all times.
    8.) I cannot earn more than two Affection hearts per Pokémon using Pokémon Amie.
    9.) I cannot use "O Powers" at any time.
     
    Last edited: Jul 8, 2017
  9. Kung Fu Ferret

    Kung Fu Ferret The Next God

    Attempting a run in Omega Ruby with the basic rules, and Dupes Clause. Also, I'll try not to rely too heavily on Mega Evolution. And my nicknaming theme this time around will be.... figures in Norse Mythology! My starter will be Surt the Torchic!
     
  10. Kung Fu Ferret

    Kung Fu Ferret The Next God

    Not sure if I should double-post here or not (I see other users do it sometimes in various challenge threads), but I have a huge update.

    Current amount of badges: 2.
    Deaths: 0
    Location: Slateport city.

    Current team:
    Surt the level 22 Combusken (Route 101)
    Fenrir the level 15 Poochyena (Route 103)
    Baldr the level 15 Dustox (Route 102)
    Bragi the level 15 Whismur (Rusturf Tunnel)
    Thor the level 10 Electrike (Route 110)
    Valkyrie the level 10 Nincada (Route 116)


    PC backup:
    Ratatoskr the level 12 Zigzagoon (Route 104)
    Hreidmar the level 12 Slakoth (Petalburg Woods)
    Frigg the level 10 Magikarp (Dewford Town)
    Hel the level 15 Zubat (Granite Cave)
    Kraken the level 11 Tentacool (Route 107)

    And now to take on Team Magma in the Oceanic Museum...
     
  11. crystalphoenix88

    crystalphoenix88 Fan 5ever

    I've officially collected all eight Kalos League Gym Badges in my Y Wonderlocke.

    • In an attempt to keep my main team from getting TOO over-leveled (which is definitely an issue with the traded-EXP-boosts), I started rotating in Butterfree and Latios Niv34 (Linoone.) Even this late in the game, Butterfree performed beautifully against most Route Trainers (especially after learning "Bug Buzz" and "Quiver Dance.") Linoone's learnset is pretty terrible, though (even by regional rodent standards.) While Raticate, Bibarel, Watchog, and Gumshoos have options like "Hyper Fang", "Super Fang", and "Crunch", Linoone doesn't even learn "Slash" until Lv. 47! At least "Pin Missile" offers some variety (and "Play Rough", once I reached Dendemille Town.)
    • I was REALLY excited to get Gligar as my Route 17 acquisition (in exchange for Sneasel), since I've never used one in any prior playthrough…until I learned that the Razor Fang is ONLY available in the Battle Maison! I decided to give him a shot with Eviolite, and while he managed to hold his own pretty well while leveling-up in the Battle Chateau, he wasn't able to contribute much in my match against Serena in Anistar City. If I don't take the time to set up with "Swords Dance", his offensive power is pretty lackluster (and it doesn't help that I don't have access to "Earthquake" yet.)

    THE PSYCHIC BADGE: Although Olympia is officially a Psychic-type specialist, Raichu benefitted from the fact that 2/3 of her team share a vulnerability to electricity. A single Magnet-boosted "Thunderbolt" grounded her Sigilyph, so I decided to mix things up with "Nuzzle" when her Slowking emerged. Unfortunately, this left Raichu susceptible to Slowking's "Yawn", so I had to recall him after he finished frying the Royal Pokémon with "Thunderbolt." On the bright side, this created the perfect opportunity to bring out Gligar, who showed his defensive potential by brushing off Meowstic's "Fake Out" and withstanding two "Psychic" blasts before slicing his way to victory with "X Scissor", thus earning me the Psychic Badge.

    • I was pleasantly surprised to make it through the entire Team Flare climax fatality-free! Espeon, Carracosta, and Breloom (who'd finally evolved back in Frost Cavern) proved especially helpful against Lysandre. Breloom in particular deserves some commendation for going head-to-head with Lysandre's Mega Gyarados (at the same level.) Carracosta bore the brunt of Gyarados's Intimidate after taking down Pyroar and Honchkrow, which allowed Breloom to switch into a meager "Earthquake", fire off "Spore" for safety, and finally put Lysandre's ambitions to rest with a Miracle Seed-boosted "Seed Bomb."
    • Gligar's fate was sealed the moment I received Phanpy as my Terminus Cave addition (in exchange for Durant.) Phanpy/Donphan are some of my all-time-favorites, and I haven't used one on a team since my first SoulSilver playthrough. I can't justify keeping three Ground-types in rotation at this point, and seeing as Phanpy actually CAN evolve before the credits roll, the choice is clear. She arrived at Lv. 23, and upon visiting the Move Reminder, I discovered that she has access to the Egg moves "Ice Shard" AND "Play Rough." She evolved following a battle alongside Raichu against some Twins in the Winding Woods. At least Gligar will always be remembered for contributing to my Anistar Gym victory.
    • Just as Charmeleon fell to Serena back at the Tower of Mastery, my team's second death also came at the hands of another friend/"rival": Tierno. Although Throh had already sustained some damage from Shauna's Goodra, I was totally confident that he could quickly finish off Tierno's Crawdaunt with one super-effective "Storm Throw"; much to my surprise, this tragic miscalculation cost Throh his life. Throh's death was especially devastating, since he'd been a strong contender for this journey's MVP, overcoming his detrimental Nature and shallow early movepool. As a Pokémon species, Throh never appealed to me much, but this one's bulk proved invaluable on many occasions during this playthrough. Although his Fighting-type did overlap with Breloom once she finally evolved, I'd still envisioned taking on the Elite Four with Throh by my side. RIP.

    THE ICEBERG BADGE: Throh's absence was definitely palpable as I prepped for my eighth and final Kalos Gym match against Ice-type authority Wulfric. I opted to lead with Espeon, who secured the first victory over Wulfric's Abomasnow with two blasts of Fighting-type "Hidden Power." Fearing "Crunch" from Wulfric's ace, Avalugg, I replaced Espeon with Raichu, who still wound up with more than half of his health eaten away, partially due to the lingering Hail brought on by Abomasnow's Snow Warning. Thankfully, "Crunch" triggered Raichu's Static, which made it easier for Carracosta to reduce the Iceberg Pokémon to ice cubes without sustaining too much damage. Although Cryogonal's "Confuse Ray" had me sweating amidst all this snow, Carracosta eventually broke through the haze and landed a super-effective "Rock Slide", this earning me the Iceberg Badge.

    Raichu
    - Lv. 59, Gentle, Static, Aquacorde Town
    Breloom
    - Lv. 58, Impish, Poison Heal, Connecting Cave
    Espeon
    - Lv. 60, Hasty, Synchronize, Route 8
    Nidoking
    - Lv. 58, Impish, Rivalry, Route 10
    Carracosta
    - Lv. 60, Impish, Solid Rock, Azure Bay
    Donphan
    - Lv. 58, Adamant, Sturdy, Terminus Cave
    Butterfree
    - Timid, Compound Eyes, Santalune Forest
    Zubat
    - Jolly, Inner Focus, Route 3
    Latios Niv34 {Linoone}
    - Lonely, Pickup, Route 22
    Pidgey
    - Calm, Tangled Feet, Lumiose City
    Drewl V3 {Gloom}
    - Relaxed, Chlorophyll, Route 5
    Inkay
    - Brave, Suction Cups, Route 6
    メグロコ {Sandile}
    - Serious, Moxie, Route 7
    Bunnelby
    - Adamant, Cheek Pouch, Ambrette Town
    Magikarp
    - Adamant, Swift Swim, Route 9
    Abra
    - Rash, Synchronize, Glittering Cave
    Roselia
    - Timid, Poison Point, Cyllage City
    Chuchmur {Whismur}
    - Sassy, Soundproof, Route 11
    Ralts
    - Relaxed, Synchronize, Reflection Cave
    ALDEAPOKEMON {Illumise}
    - Naughty, Tinted Lens, Shalour City
    삐딱구리 {Croagunk}
    - Modest, Dry Skin, Tower of Mastery
    EH VOLEVI!! {Wingull}
    - Modest, Keen Eye, Route 12
    ナマケロ {Slakoth}
    - Quiet, Truant, Route 13
    Wurmple
    - Naive, Shield Dust, Route 14
    Dugtrio
    - Rash, Arena Trap, Laverre City
    Pansage
    - Jolly, Gluttony, Route 15
    Ledyba
    - Timid, Early Bird, Lost Hotel
    Poochyena
    - Timid, Run Away, Route 16
    Snubbull
    - Hardy, Run Away, Frost Cavern
    Gligar
    - Rash, Hyper Cutter, Route 17
    Taillow
    - Quiet, Guts, Route 18
    Swablu
    - Timid, Natural Cure, Couriway Town
    Fletchling
    - Gentle, Big Pecks, Route 19
    Limagma {Slugma}
    - Gentle, Magma Armor, Route 20
    Doduo
    - Gentle, Run Away, Pokémon Village
    Charmeleon
    - Relaxed, Blaze, Route 4
    - Fell to Serena's Braixen at the Tower of Mastery
    Throh
    - Timid, Guts, Route 2
    - Fell to Tierno's Crawdaunt on Route 19
    1.) I must catch the first Pokémon that I encounter in each Route/Area, send it through Wonder Trade, and keep whatever Pokémon I receive. Shinies are an exception.
    1a.) Duplicates & Over-leveled Clause: I must "send back" any Pokémon I've already received or any Pokémon too high-leveled to obey.
    2.) I must release every Pokémon that faints.
    3.) I can accept gift Pokémon and send them through Wonder Trade, if they are the first and only Pokémon that I obtain in that location.
    4.) I can only perform regular trades for the purpose of evolution and only using items obtained within this game (if any are required.) I cannot perform any in-game trades.
    5.) I cannot use any healing items during battles (against Trainers or wild Pokémon), apart from any items held by my Pokémon at the start of battles.
    6.) Battles must always be set to "Set", not "Shift."
    7.) The EXP Share must be turned off at all times.
    8.) I cannot earn more than two Affection hearts per Pokémon using Pokémon Amie.
    9.) I cannot use "O Powers" at any time.
     
  12. crystalphoenix88

    crystalphoenix88 Fan 5ever

    I've officially become the Kalos League Champion in my Y Wonderlocke. Huzzah!

    • It was a tough call, but I decided not to bring Nidoking to the Pokémon League. I'd been mulling over how to counter (former) Champion Diantha's Mega Gardevoir for a while, and realized that my team really lacked anyone with respectable Special Defense. I'll always remember and appreciate Nidoking's contributions at the Coumarine, Lumiose, AND Laverre Gyms, but I felt the need to recruit someone with better bulk (and more useful resistances) for the last obstacle of my journey. Magnemite, who I'd received in exchange for an Ursaring from Route 21, seemed like just the Mon for the job. Since my attempt at incorporating Gligar into my team didn't quite pan out (mostly due to Donphan stealing his thunder), I attached the Eviolite to Magneton instead.

    VS MALVA: I considered using a "Shell Smash" strategy for my Elite Four debut against Fire-type fiend Malva, but opted to keep Carracosta's bulk intact and just went with all-out-offense instead. "Aqua Tail" washed away Pyroar, Torkoal, and Chandelure, but by the time Malva's Talonflame swooped onto the battlefield, Carracosta had accumulated quite a bit of damage from "Wild Charge", "Earthquake", and "Shadow Ball." I switched in Donphan, but because I'd foolishly forgotten to teach her "Rock Slide", she could only chip away at Talonflame with "Ice Shard" and "Play Rough." Thankfully, Malva decided to utilize a Full Restore just as I decided to bring out Magneton. My alloy ally truly earned its right to be at the Pokémon League by withstanding a "Flare Blitz" and finishing the match with "Thunderbolt."

    VS SIEBOLD: Since I didn't expect him to be particularly useful against the last two Elite Four members or the Champion, I let my dear starter, Raichu, bask in the spotlight against Siebold. He fried both Clawitzer and Gyarados with a single "Thunderbolt", then tripped up Barbaracle with just one "Grass Knot." A clean sweep at the Pokémon League didn't feel very artful, though, so when Siebold's Starmie surfaced, I swapped in Espeon for a brief Psychic showdown. Even with "Light Screen" in place, Espeon sent Starmie down the drain with two "Shadow Ball" blasts.

    VS DRASNA: I'd assumed that Donphan could tear right through Drasna's den of Dragons, but she proved me very wrong by serving up one of the trickiest matches of my entire Kalosian journey. Donphan VS Dragalge went just as I expected, with a single "Earthquake" shaking the Mock Kelp Pokémon into submission. Her Altaria, however, proved to be her real secret weapon. Donphan's "Play Rough" failed to seize the win in one hit, giving Altaria the time to set up "Cotton Guard" and Drasna the time to use a Full Restore. Although Altaria's first "Sing" missed its mark, I couldn't risk Donphan falling asleep, so I brought out Magneton while Drasna used another Full Restore. Magneton soon fell asleep, but successfully sponged hits while snoozing, until it finally awoke and landed "Toxic." At this point, I probably should've just left Magneton on the field, but I decided to send out Carracosta, who wound up falling prey to "Sing" as well. Fortunately, "Toxic" slowly but surely took its toll on Altaria while Carracosta slumbered. I didn't want to pit an incapacitated Carracosta against Drasna's Druddigon, however, so I brought back Donphan. The surprises continued, as Druddigon promptly removed Donphan from the field with "Dragon Tail" and dragged out Breloom, who I hadn't planned to use in this match at all. I took this chance to do some sleep shenanigans of my own: firing off "Spore" and taking Druddigon out of the match with a "Power-Up Punch" pummeling. Knowing that Breloom couldn't withstand any Flying-type moves from Drasna's Noivern, I called upon Donphan once again, who took more damage from a single "Air Slash" than I'd anticipated. Desperately trying to avoid any deaths, I gave Carracosta another chance, but he refused to wake up, so I rotated in Magneton again. Magneton took "Flamethrower" a bit better than I expected, but after landing "Toxic", I knew that I couldn't keep it out any longer. With few options left, I placed my trust in Espeon, who withstood "Flamethrower" and finally brought this crucial confrontation to an end with a critical-hit "Dazzling Gleam."

    VS WIKSTROM: Although not quite as stressful as my match against Drasna, my bout with the chivalrous and Steel-clad Wikstrom still caught me somewhat off-guard. Donphan buried his Klefki with a single "Earthquake", then unleashed an "Ice Shard" + "Earthquake" combo to break through Probopass's Sturdy (and the lingering effects of Klefki's "Torment.") When Wikstrom's Aegislash entered the ring, however, I realized that I wasn't sufficiently prepared. "King's Shield" really threw me for a loop, allowing Aegislash to thoroughly cripple both Donphan and Breloom before finally falling to Carracosta's "Aqua Tail." Despite claiming victory, Carracosta did not escape that round unscathed, so I had to withdraw him once Wikstrom's Scizor appeared. Thankfully, bulky Magneton was still raring to go, and finished off Wikstrom's final fighter with a series of "Thunderbolt" jolts.

    VS DIANTHA: With the title of Kalos League Champion on the line, my devoted starter Raichu got the momentum rolling in my favor early on by instantly KO'ing Diantha's Hawlucha with "Thunderbolt." I swapped in Breloom against her imposing Tyrantrum and immediately unleashed "Spore" (just in case one "Brick Break" wasn't sufficient.) Breloom easily chopped through the fearsome fossil, but in order to save her from Aurorus's devastating "Blizzard", I continued the switch-fest by bringing out Carracosta. Carracosta took both "Blizzard" and "Thunder" like a champ, eventually downing the dino with a "Rock Slide" + "Aqua Tail" combo. Due to Carracosta's massive Grass weakness, I had to withdraw him as soon as Diantha's Gourgeist appeared. I'd hoped that Espeon could withstand a Grass attack and finish things with "Shadow Ball"; however, "Seed Bomb" hit hard enough that a "Shadow Sneak" would've certainly killed Espeon, so I had to adjust my plans. Donphan shrugged off the "Shadow Sneak", but was unable to inflict significant damage with "Fire Fang" due to the "Reflect" set up by Aurorus. After Gourgeist used "Trick-or-Treat" to imbue Donphan with Ghost-type attributes, I needed to re-strategize once again. Carracosta took "Phantom Force" without much trouble, but needed to exit again as soon as Diantha utilized a Full Restore on Gourgeist. Whittling away at the pesky pumpkin with Breloom's "Rock Slide" didn't prove especially fruitful, due to a surprise Sitrus Berry and Diantha's Full Restore supply, but eventually maanged to set the stage for Donphan to switch into a "Phantom Force" and unleash a final "Fire Fang." Much to my surprise, Gourgeist turned out to be my greatest obstacle in this match, as Donphan (who was admittedly a bit over-levelled at this point) steamrolled the rest of Diantha's roster with "Play Rough" (Goodra) and "Earthquake" (Mega Gardevoir), thus earning me the title of Kalos League Champion.

    Raichu
    - Lv. 68, Gentle, Static, Aquacorde Town
    Breloom
    - Lv. 68, Impish, Poison Heal, Connecting Cave
    Espeon
    - Lv. 68, Hasty, Synchronize, Route 8
    Carracosta
    - Lv. 70, Impish, Solid Rock, Azure Bay
    Donphan
    - Lv. 70, Adamant, Sturdy, Terminus Cave
    Magneton
    - Lv. 68, Gentle, Sturdy, Route 21
    FINAL THOUGHTS & PSA: Raichu showed himself to be a shockingly resilient starter! I was almost certain that he and/or Espeon would fall before I reached the Pokémon League. Same goes for Breloom, actually, who wound up being surprisingly usable throughout my journey, even before she finally evolved in the mid-40's (after learning "Spore.") I never grew quite as attached to Nidoking, and I'm really not sure why, but I still feel a bit bad for denying him any Pokémon League glory after he contributed quite a bit along the road there. I would've made Donphan work no matter what, but having access to "Ice Shard" and "Play Rough" (in addition to her natural bulk) made her an especially critical acquisiton for that final stretch. I was surprised to not need Magneton to counter Mega Gardevoir after all, but it still fought to deserve its place on the final team, especially against Malva and Wikstrom.

    Although I did enjoy this playthrough and the team that I gradually built (including everyone we lost or rotated out along the way), I wouldn't recommend doing a Gen VI Wonderlocke to anyone now, unless you really want the challenge of working with a roster filled with mostly common early-Route Pokémon. SuMo had been out for several months before I even started this Wonderlocke, so I figured that many of the players who used to send breedjects through Wonder Trade had long since moved onto Gen VII, but I was still hoping to receive a slightly more diverse mix of offerings (the Dupes Clause definitely saved me from an even more dire Zigzagoon + Zubat + Bunnelby situation.) Huge "THANKS!" to anyone who took the time to read about my adventure, and happy gaming!

    Butterfree
    - Timid, Compound Eyes, Santalune Forest
    Zubat
    - Jolly, Inner Focus, Route 3
    Latios Niv34 {Linoone}
    - Lonely, Pickup, Route 22
    Pidgey
    - Calm, Tangled Feet, Lumiose City
    Drewl V3 {Gloom}
    - Relaxed, Chlorophyll, Route 5
    Inkay
    - Brave, Suction Cups, Route 6
    メグロコ {Sandile}
    - Serious, Moxie, Route 7
    Bunnelby
    - Adamant, Cheek Pouch, Ambrette Town
    Magikarp
    - Adamant, Swift Swim, Route 9
    Abra
    - Rash, Synchronize, Glittering Cave
    Roselia
    - Timid, Poison Point, Cyllage City
    Nidoking
    - Impish, Rivalry, Route 10
    Chuchmur {Whismur}
    - Sassy, Soundproof, Route 11
    Ralts
    - Relaxed, Synchronize, Reflection Cave
    ALDEAPOKEMON {Illumise}
    - Naughty, Tinted Lens, Shalour City
    삐딱구리 {Croagunk}
    - Modest, Dry Skin, Tower of Mastery
    EH VOLEVI!! {Wingull}
    - Modest, Keen Eye, Route 12
    ナマケロ {Slakoth}
    - Quiet, Truant, Route 13
    Wurmple
    - Naive, Shield Dust, Route 14
    Dugtrio
    - Rash, Arena Trap, Laverre City
    Pansage
    - Jolly, Gluttony, Route 15
    Ledyba
    - Timid, Early Bird, Lost Hotel
    Poochyena
    - Timid, Run Away, Route 16
    Snubbull
    - Hardy, Run Away, Frost Cavern
    Gligar
    - Rash, Hyper Cutter, Route 17
    Taillow
    - Quiet, Guts, Route 18
    Swablu
    - Timid, Natural Cure, Couriway Town
    Fletchling
    - Gentle, Big Pecks, Route 19
    Limagma {Slugma}
    - Gentle, Magma Armor, Route 20
    Doduo
    - Gentle, Run Away, Pokémon Village
    Rufflet
    - Lax, Hustle, Victory Road
    Charmeleon
    - Relaxed, Blaze, Route 4
    - Fell to Serena's Braixen at the Tower of Mastery
    Throh
    - Timid, Guts, Route 2
    - Fell to Tierno's Crawdaunt on Route 19
    1.) I must catch the first Pokémon that I encounter in each Route/Area, send it through Wonder Trade, and keep whatever Pokémon I receive. Shinies are an exception.
    1a.) Duplicates & Over-leveled Clause: I must "send back" any Pokémon I've already received or any Pokémon too high-leveled to obey.
    2.) I must release every Pokémon that faints.
    3.) I can accept gift Pokémon and send them through Wonder Trade, if they are the first and only Pokémon that I obtain in that location.
    4.) I can only perform regular trades for the purpose of evolution and only using items obtained within this game (if any are required.) I cannot perform any in-game trades.
    5.) I cannot use any healing items during battles (against Trainers or wild Pokémon), apart from any items held by my Pokémon at the start of battles.
    6.) Battles must always be set to "Set", not "Shift."
    7.) The EXP Share must be turned off at all times.
    8.) I cannot earn more than two Affection hearts per Pokémon using Pokémon Amie.
    9.) I cannot use "O Powers" at any time.
     
  13. vitonxu

    vitonxu New Member

    Started a X Nuzlocke.

    1. Started with Chespirito, the Chespin. Caught a Pidgey (Pidona) in Route 2, a Weedle (Decepciona) in Santalune Forest, a Fletchling (Robins) in Route 3, a Bidoof (Dilma) in Route 22. Earn the Bug Badge with no problems.

    2. Killed a male Combee in Route 4, but caught a Squirtle (Blasto) from Sycamore. Also caught a Bunnelby (Jabba) in Route 5, but it got killed while grinding by a Pancham. Caught a Sentret (Sendero) in Route 6, the Snorlax (Buda) in Route 7, Whismur (Chororó) in Connecting Cave. andDrifloon (Dreyfuss) in Route 8. Missed a good opportunity by killing a Sandile in Route 9, but captured a Machop (Machado) in Glittering Cave. Made the fossil into Tyrunt in Ambrette and caught a Snubbull (Lala) on Route 10.
    - Dilma, the Bidoof, died while grinding in Route 10 against a Sigilyph.
    - Earned the Cliff Badge with Machop, Quilladin, Wartortle, Snorlax, Tyrunt and Fletchinder.

    3. Caught a Staravia in Route 11, but lost Drifloon to a Mr. Mime on that same Route. Captured a Mr. Mime (Pe) of my own in Reflection Cave. Recently lost my Fletchinder to a Rock Gem used by a trainer's Vespiqueen.
    - I am still making my way through the cave while preparing for Korrina's fighting pokemon.

    Current team:
    Beedrill
    Pidgeotto
    Quilladin
    Mr. Mime
    Wartortle
    Machoke

    PC:
    Staravia
    Snubbull
    Tyrunt
    Whismur
    Snorlax
    Sentret

    Deaths:
    Bunnelby (route 5)
    Bidoof (route 10)
    Drifloon (route 11)
    Fletchinder (reflection cave)
     
  14. PsychoKing47

    PsychoKing47 Well-Known Member

    Started a Nuzlocke in Y today. Usual rules, except from a few additions:
    1) No Exp Share
    2) I can only grind to the same level as the next Gym Leader's strongest Pokemon
    3) If the first encounter on a route is scripted (such as the starting Pidgey on Route 2) I can choose to ignore it, at my discretion
    4) Dupes and Shiny clauses apply

    So far, in brief:

    Chose Chespin as my starter, naming him Trevor
    First non-scripted encounter on Route 2 was Ziggie the Zigzagoon, who was on my team until Lumiose City
    First encounter in Santalune Forest was Nigel the Caterpie, which I'm not using due to using a Butterfree in Sun until Level 40
    Route 3 was Brownie the Bunnelby, who I forgot to nickname at the time but will nickname if she's still alive when I reach Camphrier Town
    Much to my irritation, my Route 22 encounter was Doofus the Bidoof, who I promptly boxed (I really needed that to be a Litleo to make the gym easier). I also almost had Trevor get killed by some trainer's Riolu, as Trevor was locked into Rollout and Riolu had Counter. Luckily, the Counter from the first Rollout didn't kill Trevor, and the second Rollout killed the Riolu.

    I then took on the gym, with Ziggie and Brownie each at Level 10 at the start and Trevor at Level 12
    I beat all the trainers, headed to the Pokemon Centre to heal up and then headed back to battle Viola
    Brownie dispatched her Surskit without incident, and I swapped Ziggie into her Vivillon to set up some Tail Whips and Baby-Doll Eyes
    I started doing that set-up on Vivillon and then attacked a few times, but with little effect. Vivillon was steadily wearing Ziggie down, and it eventually went for Infestation, as I was dreading. To make matters worse, it got a critical hit and left Ziggie on 6 or so HP. I thoguht that was her done for, but the Infestation damage at the end of the turn left her on 1 HP, so I was able to heal up next turn and attack a few more times until the Infestation wore off, having to heal her again before taking a gamble and swapping in Trevor. I had to do this because Rollout was realistically the only thing that could take the Vivillon out, as Ziggie wasn't doing much of anything with her attacks and Brownie probably wouldn't manage any better. I went straight for Rollout but just missed the kill, and Vivillon went for Infestation, having gone for Tackle on the swap-in. This left Trevor on just over half, which dropped to just under half at the end of the turn. I thought all was good and I had it in the bag, but then Viola used a Super Potion to almost fully heal Vivillon. Thankfully for me, Trevor's Rollout didn't miss and killed Vivillon, earning me the Bug Badge.

    My encounter on Route 4 was Neko Nyan the Skitty (I am terrible at nicknames, and the RNG has done its best to make my team completely lack diversity). Had a few close calls while grinding her up to scratch, especially as opposing Pokemon seemed to get through Attract way too easily.
    In Lumiose City, I battled and defeated Professor Sycamore, choosing Squirtle as my second starter and naming him Raphael, before heading to the Pokemon Centre and boxing Ziggie.

    Badges: 1

    Team so far:

    Trevor the Chespin (male), Level 15
    Brownie the Bunnelby (female), Level 13
    Neko Nyan the Skitty (female), Level 13
    Raphael the Squirtle (male), Level 10

    Boxed:

    Ziggie the Zigzagoon (female), Level 13
    Nigel the Caterpie (male), Level 6
    Doofus the Bidoof (female), Level 6

    Deaths so far: None (and long may that continue)

    This is my first Nuzlocke, and so far I'm enjoying the increased difficulty, and how there's much more of an edge to almost every single battle when you know one misstep could spell the permanent end of a team member. I'm hoping for a better first encounter on Route 5, basically anything other than Furfrou or Abra (and Skiddo, to a lesser extent) would be ideal.
     
  15. Kung Fu Ferret

    Kung Fu Ferret The Next God

    About to start a run in Omega Ruby.

    Rules.
    1. Dupes clause is in effect, shinies are banked immediately after catching
    2. My starter will count as the Littleroot Town encounter, and the elemental fang Poochyena will be my encounter for Route 101.
    3. No nicknaming theme in particular (Shocking, I know!)
    4. I will try not to rely too much on EXP share.
    5. Groudon CANNOT be captured!
    6. Delta Episode revives all deceased Pokémon (assuming I get that far)
    7. Each individual Mirage spot will be its own encounter (Legendaries cannot be used)
    8. The starter I choose will depend on the last digit my Trainer ID. 1/2/3 Treecko, 4/5/6 Torchic, 7/8/9, Mudkip, 0 means whatever I want!
    9. Torchic it is because my ID ends in 5!


    (will edit when I get far enough to get a decent-ish team)
     
  16. PsychoKing47

    PsychoKing47 Well-Known Member

    I successfully finished the Nuzlocke a while ago, so I'll just do a quick run through of my encounters for each route, the deaths I experienced throughout the run, the final team, and any other notable members who may have been boxed along the way after helping out in certain battles. I also changed the rules slightly just before the 2nd Gym, expanding the Dupes Clause to anything in the same evolutionary family, as well as changing the battle style from Set to Switch to increase the challenge.

    Encounters:
    Route 5: Chav the Scraggy (male), Level 5
    Route 6: Zener the Espurr (male), Level 12
    Route 7: Fatty the Snorlax (male), Level 15
    Connecting Cave: Gemma the Meditite (female), Level 13
    Route 8: Imoogi the Bagon (female), Level 14
    Route 9: Gloria the Hippopotas (female), Level 15
    Glittering Cave: Rhox the Rhyhorn (male), Level 17
    Ambrette Town: Littlefoot the Amaura (male), Level 20
    Route 10: Cruella the Snubbull (female), Level 21
    Cyllage City: Heart the Luvdisc (female), Level 15
    Route 11: Sumo the Hariyama (male), Level 23
    Reflection Cave: Punchin Bag the Wobbuffet (male), Level 22 (apparently Punching counts as profanity, for some utterly bizarre reason)
    Tower of Mastery: Luke the Lucario (male), Level 32
    Route 12: Nessie the Lapras (male), Level 30
    Azure Bay: Sid the Slowpoke (male), Level 25
    Route 13: Eduardo the Trapinch (male), Level 27
    Route 14: James the Bellsprout (male), Level 16
    Route 15: Giovanni the Liepard (male), Level 36
    Lost Hotel: Keychain the Klefki (male), Level 36
    Route 16: Tricky Treat the Pumpkaboo (female), Level 35
    Frost Cavern: Dendrite the Cryogonal (genderless), Level 40
    Route 17: Delibird, accidentally killed
    Team Flare Secret HQ: Ragnarok the Yveltal (genderless), Level 50
    Route 18: Bob the Gurdurr (male), Level 44
    Terminus Cave: Thing the Graveler (female), Level 46
    Couriway Town: Mary Jane the Basculin (female), Level 45
    Route 19: Gary the Sliggoo (male), Level 48
    Route 20: Dave the Jigglypuff (male), Level 49
    Pokemon Village: Optimus the Ditto (genderless), Level 48
    Route 21: Cotton Birb the Altaria (male), Level 51
    Victory Road: Jimmy the Lickitung (male), Level 58

    Deaths: 8
    Brownie the Bunnelby died at Level 16 against the Furfrou duo near Parfum Palace (had to sacrifice someone to heal some of my other team members, and unfortunately that was Brownie).
    Then, Littlefoot the Amaura died at Level 25 against Grant's Tyrunt (my gamble of hoping to either outspeed it or tank its attack didn't work at all).
    This was soon followed by the frustrating death of Raphael the Wartortle at Level 29, who died against a wild Staravia after Rock Tomb failed to take it out, it used Endeavour to leave him in the red before using Quick Attack next turn to finish the job.
    I then went all the way to the 5th Gym before my next death, when Chav the Scraggy fell against Clemont's Heliolisk at Level 37 (he had tanked a couple of Thunderbolts with 9HP left (one on the swap-in, and one by being outsped) and I had selected High Jump Kick to get the kill. Unfortunately, for the first and only time while I used it, the attack missed, and I could only watch as Chav fell to his death).
    The next death came on the way to the 7th Gym in Frost Cavern, with Giovanni the Liepard (who I was hoping to use against the 7th Gym after not getting Pawniard on that Route instead) falling at Level 47 against that Brains and Brawn duo with the Grumpig and Hariyama (Giovanni had taken out the Grumpig with Shadow Claw, but one hit from the Hariyama then took him out).
    The next death was probably the most painful of the lot, as it only really happened because of my own foolishness and stupidity. It was in the 8th Gym against Wulfric and, because he leads with Abomasnow and I had no other Pokemon with Fire type moves on the team, I led with Imoogi the Salamence at Level 59, who promptly took that out with Fire Fang. Then came in the Cryogonal and, not wanting it to set up any Screens, I went for Fire Fang and surprisingly took it out in one hit. Now, this was where I made my mistake, as my encounters against them in Frost Cavern made me think that Cryogonal was a really bulky Pokemon and, as such, I thought that if Imoogi could take that out in one hit it could do the same to Avalugg. I could only watch in despair as Fire Fang only did a quarter damage to Avalugg, and Avalanche obliterated probably my strongest team member at the time. Keychain got the revenge kill, but the damage had already been done by then.
    The final two deaths came in the final battle against Diantha which, after all that time, was massively depressing. First, Dave the Wigglytuff fell against Aurorus at Level 68, but he had done a good job whittling it down and then giving me a free swap-in to Trevor the Chesnaught to stop it setting up screens. Then, when her Mega Gardevoir came in, I had Trevor out at Level 68 and foolishly believed he could tank one of its attacks and set up Leech Seed to make my life a little easier. Obviously, that did not happen and my starter fell in the very final battle (AZ's battle doesn't really count, if you ask me), and Keychain was once again sent in to get the revenge kill.

    TL;DR, RIP: Brownie the Bunnelby (Level 4-16), Littlefoot the Amaura (Level 20-25), Raphael the Wartortle (Level 10-29), Chav the Scraggy (Level 5-37), Giovanni the Liepard (Level 36-47), Imoogi the Salamence (Level 14-59), Dave the Wigglytuff (Level 49-68), Trevor the Chesnaught (Level 5-68)

    Final Team (i.e. the survivors against Diantha, in order of when captured):
    Zener the Meowstic (Level 67)
    Nessie the Lapras (Level 67)
    Keychain the Klefki (Level 67)
    Gary the Goodra (Level 67)

    Honourable Mentions:
    Cruella the Granbull ended up being a massively valuable team member for most of the run, single-handedly nerfing Korrina's terrifying Hawlucha to allow me to get through the battle unscathed, and also being very useful in lots of other battles here and there. She stayed on the team all the way until just after the final Gym battle, when I really started to notice how much she was struggling in terms of moves, so I replaced her with Dave instead for the home stretch, due to his Quiet nature and Competitive ability being a very good combination.
    Luke the Lucario wasn't used very much in the run (as I didn't want to "cheat" by using Mega Evolution except against opponents who use it), but he did help me single-handedly sweep Valerie to earn the 6th Gym badge, which was a battle I was massively dreading beforehand with not much on my team to deal with Fairies at the time.

    Overall, while it was stressful and downright frustrating at times, I overall enjoyed my first ever Nuzlocke, not least because every Pokemon I used is one I had never used before, excluding the obligatory early game stuff and with the only notable exception being Wigglytuff, which I for some reason used in Emerald when I was about 5 or 6 years old (I'm not sure it really counts because of that, but I did technically use one I suppose). After I play through Ultra Moon normally, I think I'm going to go for a Nuzlocke in Black, which should be both fun and challenging (not to say that this wasn't, as it is surprising just how hard Y is if you don't use the Exp Share to become massively over-leveled for every battle).
     

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