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6th Gen Nuzlocke Challenge Thread!

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

  1. crystalphoenix88

    crystalphoenix88 Fan 5ever

    Omega Ruby Wonderlocke 2019:

    • During most adventures, my first teammate to evolve is usually a Bug-type, but that honor went to our sly sapling Seedot this time around, after she swept away May's Wailmer on Route 110. This development is especially exciting since Seedot had been stuck with a pretty shallow movepool (relying entirely on "False Swipe" and "Nature Power" to inflict damage). As a Nuzleaf, she can utilize the "Rock Tomb" and "Thief" TMs I'd received (with even more TMs available at the nearby Mauville City Poké Mart). It was also a relief to emerge from that battle with May completely fatality-free, since my "rival" has claimed the lives of multiple teammates in previous Hoenn-based Nuz/Wonderlockes.

    • More team turnover took place after reaching Mauville City (and its many surrounding Routes). Wingull stepped aside to make space for Seviper, since I've traveled with a Wingull/Pelipper in multiple prior Nuz/Wonderlockes, but never a single Seviper. I faced a tougher call after receiving Grillmak (Pansear), but opted to bench Zorua, since another Zoroark had played a VERY pivotal role in my White 2 Challenge Mode Nuzlocke. It's also a fun opportunity to bond with one of the most infamously-disliked species.

    • Zigzaton (Zigzagoon) evolved after wrecking Wally's Ralts outside the Mauville Gym. Although I'm still not sure of her long-term potential as a main squad member, at least she's been able to achieve evolution.

    MAUVILLE CITY GYM: Despite Wattson's reputation as an electrical expert, I wound up shocking the cheerful man far more than he shocked me. I'd originally planned to lead with Nuzleaf, due to her Electric-type resistance, but I decided to give recent recruit Seviper a shot instead. Magnemite's Sturdy proved somewhat annoying when combined with Wattson's Super Potion supply, but Seviper ultimately prevailed with a "Bulldoze" barrage. Expecting "Rollout" shenanigans from Wattson's Voltorb, I replaced Seviper with Rock-resistant Machop; however, Wattson opted for a "Charge" and "Volt Switch" strategy instead. Unfortunately for Wattson, this backfired in a big way, as his Magneton switched right into a brutal "Bulldoze" from Machop. Once Voltorb returned to the battlefield, I brought out Nuzleaf to pull the plug on Wattson with "Thief," thus earning us the Dynamo Badge.

    • Seviper's toughness helped us win a Master Rank Contest Spectacular in Fallarbor Town (with the moveset "Bite," "Glare," "Dragon Tail," and "Poison Fang").

    • I faced my first tricky teambuilding choice in a while when I received Kabuto in exchange for Solrock from Meteor Falls. Although it feels somewhat blasphemous to send my "starter" to Professor Birch, I've journeyed alongside a member of the Zigzagoon family in several previous Nuz/Wonderlocks, and Kabuto's Water/Rock coverage could prove quite useful. Dear Linoone can still contribute as part of a rotational B-squad whenever my main six get too over-leveled (which happens pretty easily in a Wonderlocke, thanks to all the boosted trade EXP).

    • Machop became an even buffer beaut after slapping Team Magma Admin Tabitha's Numel into submission in Meteor Falls (with a little help from May's Shroomish). As a Machoke, she continued to impress me against Magma Leader Maxie's Camerupt atop Mt. Chimney, withstanding "Lava Plume" far better than I'd expected (while Nuzleaf took care of Maxie's Mightyena and Kabuto handled Golbat).

    LAVARIDGE TOWN GYM: The literal firepower of Lavaridge Town Gym Leader Flannery was no match for the burning passion of a Dragon-type, as Kindwurm (Bagon) made his red-hot Gym debut. Admittedly, being slightly-overleveled certainly helped his case, allowing him to easily crush Flannery's Slugma under "Rock Tomb" and shred her Numel with his recently-mastered "Dragon Claw." Worried that Kindwurm couldn't withstand a "Sunny Day"-boosted "Overheat" from Torkoal, I turned this match in a double debut by replacing him with our newest ally: Kabuto. Flannery actually opted for a "Curse" strategy instead, so Kabuto wore down the Coal Pokémon with "Mud Shot" and a "Dig" critical-hit, thus earning us the Heat Badge. Following this noteworthy triumph, Kindwurm moved one crucial step closer to his dreams of soaring through the skies by becoming a Shelgon.

    CURRENT TEAM =
    Machoke
    - Lv. 30, Bold, Guts, Route 116
    Shelgon
    - Lv. 30, Gentle, Rock Head, Dewford Town
    Nuzleaf
    - Lv. 29, Brave, Chlorophyll, Petalburg City
    Seviper
    - Lv. 28, Careful, Shed Skin, Route 117
    Grillmak {Pansear}
    - Lv. 28, Jolly, Gluttony, Route 111
    Kabuto
    - Lv. 28, Calm, Battle Armor, Meteor Falls

    Linoone
    - Mild, Gluttony, Route 101
    Zorua
    - Brave, Illusion, Route 103
    Wingull
    - Brave, Keen Eye, Route 102
    キノココ {Shroomish}
    - Adamant, Poison Heal, Route 104
    ミミロル {Buneary} ♀
    - Jolly, Klutz, Petalburg Woods
    Dunspy {Dunsparce} ♀
    - Brave, Serene Grace, Rusturf Tunnel
    Electrike
    - Mild, Static, Route 106
    Minun
    - Sassy, Minus, Granite Cave
    Numel
    - Quiet, Simple, Route 107
    Waumpel {Wurmple} ♀
    - Quirky, Shield Dust, Route 115
    ヤヤコマ {Fletchling} ♀
    - Quiet, Big Pecks, Route 109
    Bunnelby
    - Quiet, Pickup, Slateport City
    Skitty
    - Mild, Cute Charm, Route 110
    Poochyena
    - Adamant, Quick Feet, Route 118
    ドガース {Koffing} ♂
    - Bashful, Levitate, Route 112
    SpunkYes {Nincada} ♀
    - Impish, Compound Eyes, Fiery Path
    Espurr
    - Docile, Keen Eye, Route 113
    Racaillou {Geodude} ♀
    - Hardy, Rock Head, Route 114
    Honey {Gloom} ♀
    - Naive, Chlorophyll, Jagged Pass
    ゴビット {Golett} ♂
    - Hasty, Klutz, Lavaridge Town
    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.) 3-Strikes Duplicates + Over-leveled Clause: I have 3 chances to "send back" any Pokémon I've already received or any Pokémon too high-leveled to obey. I must keep the third regardless.
    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 6, 2019
  2. crystalphoenix88

    crystalphoenix88 Fan 5ever

    Omega Ruby Wonderlocke 2019:

    PETALBURG CITY GYM: Unfortunately, some simple strategizing made my long-awaited showdown with my father at the Petalburg Gym pretty anti-climactic. Shelgon's recent evolution in Lavaridge Town equipped him with "Protect," which provided the perfect tool to upend my father's team. I alternated between "Protect" and "Hone Claws" whenever Dad's first Slaking loafed around, only getting slightly thrown off my count when he chose to utilize a Hyper Potion. Once Shelgon's attack power had drastically increased, he proceeded to tear through Dad's Slaking #1 and Vigoroth with "Dragon Claw." Since I prefer to avoid sweeping Gym matches, I tried to simply soften up Dad's second Slaking with "Crunch" before sending out Kabuto to finish the job; however, a critical hit silenced Slaking in one shot, thus earning us the Balance Badge.

    • I relied on my B-team (Linoone, Zorua, Wingull, Kinococo and Mimirol) to deal with most of the Trainers on the numerous water Routes that became accessible after receiving HM03 from Wally's dad. During these aquatic adventures, Wingull became a much bigger bird after blowing away Young Couple Paul & Mel's Dustox & Beautifly.

    • Grillmak (Pansear) earned the right to use the Fire Stone we'd found back in Fiery Path after besting May's Combusken and Shroomish on Route 119 (with a little help from Seviper). Now my entire core crew all have English names (since foreign names change after a Pokémon evolves).

    FORTREE CITY GYM: My flight plan lead to quite a bit of turbulence for Fortree City's awe-inspiring aviatrix Winona. Kabuto seemed like the painfully obvious lead for this treetop tussle, and he quickly squashed Winona's Swellow under "Rock Tomb" (after taking negligible damage from "Wing Attack"). Winona's Altaria took to the skies next, and I was briefly tempted to keep Kabuto on the field, but decided to stick with my original strategy instead. While Winona wasted multiple turns raising Altaria's defenses to the roof with "Cotton Guard," Seviper unleashed a vicious "Toxic" and "Venoshock" combination. Even "Earthquake" and a Hyper Potion couldn't stop Altaria from succumbing to the pernicious poison while Seviper stayed strong. My serpentine sidekick was useless against Winona's Skarmory, however, so I let Simisear sample Gym glory for the first time with a devastating "Flame Burst." My switch-fest concluded with Petalburg Gym-superstar Shelgon pummeling Winona's Pelipper with "Rock Tomb" and "Dragon Claw," thus earning us the Feather Badge.

    CURRENT TEAM =
    Machoke
    - Lv. 36, Bold, Guts, Route 116
    Shelgon
    - Lv. 36, Gentle, Rock Head, Dewford Town
    Nuzleaf
    - Lv. 37, Brave, Chlorophyll, Petalburg City
    Seviper
    - Lv. 36, Careful, Shed Skin, Route 117
    Simisear
    - Lv. 37, Jolly, Gluttony, Route 111
    Kabuto
    - Lv. 36, Calm, Battle Armor, Meteor Falls

    Linoone
    - Mild, Gluttony, Route 101
    Zorua
    - Brave, Illusion, Route 103
    Pelipper
    - Brave, Keen Eye, Route 102
    キノココ {Shroomish}
    - Adamant, Poison Heal, Route 104
    ミミロル {Buneary} ♀
    - Jolly, Klutz, Petalburg Woods
    Dunspy {Dunsparce} ♀
    - Brave, Serene Grace, Rusturf Tunnel
    Electrike
    - Mild, Static, Route 106
    Minun
    - Sassy, Minus, Granite Cave
    Numel
    - Quiet, Simple, Route 107
    Waumpel {Wurmple} ♀
    - Quirky, Shield Dust, Route 115
    ヤヤコマ {Fletchling} ♀
    - Quiet, Big Pecks, Route 109
    Bunnelby
    - Quiet, Pickup, Slateport City
    Skitty
    - Mild, Cute Charm, Route 110
    Poochyena
    - Adamant, Quick Feet, Route 118
    ドガース {Koffing} ♂
    - Bashful, Levitate, Route 112
    SpunkYes {Nincada} ♀
    - Impish, Compound Eyes, Fiery Path
    Espurr
    - Docile, Keen Eye, Route 113
    Racaillou {Geodude} ♀
    - Hardy, Rock Head, Route 114
    Honey {Gloom} ♀
    - Naive, Chlorophyll, Jagged Pass
    ゴビット {Golett}
    - Hasty, Klutz, Lavaridge Town
    Aspicot {Weedle} ♀
    - Calm, Shield Dust, Route 105
    WI {Scatterbug} ♀
    - Rash, Compound Eyes, Route 108
    Sneasel
    - Jolly, Inner Focus, Sea Mauville
    *Shiny* Beedrill
    - Jolly, Swarm, Southern Island
    Gulpin
    - Brave, Liquid Ooze, Route 119
    Eevee
    - Brave, Adaptability, Route 120
    Exeggutor
    - Mild, Chlorophyll, Scorched Slab
    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.) 3-Strikes Duplicates + Over-leveled Clause: I have 3 chances to "send back" any Pokémon I've already received or any Pokémon too high-leveled to obey. I must keep the third regardless.
    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.
     

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