Hatched my Slugma and named him Tony - I've yet to catch a female Pokemon so my team is turning into a bit of a boys club. I reckon they hang around smoking cigars when I'm not playing.
Took down the Rockets in Slowpoke Well without incident and trained Tony up to level 13 before going to challenge Bugsy. Scyther got in a strong hit on Tony so I switched him out for the rest of the match and let Sam (one of my most reliable Pokes) take him down. Then Metapod and Kakuna - really, from a Gym leader? A bit on an anti-climatic win after facing Scyther at the beginning of the match. Won a U-turn TM though.
On my first attempt at a Nuzlocke I died to Faulkner, second attempt to Silver so decided to do a bit of training first and got most of my team to level 17. Steve evolved to Bayleef during this and learned Reflect. He's my least fav starter, but to be fair he's performing okay for me, so i'm not ready to box him just yet. I also took another stroll in the Pokewalker - rugged path - as beating Bugsy allows me to catch something else. Caught a Magnemite which I was delighted with so welcomed him to my team. Also visited Elm with my Togepi who had hatched and then released him as my encounter for Violet city was Tony the Slugma.
Onto Silver I managed to put up a good fight and beat him without losing anyone. Sam the Pidgey did well against Gastly, Rocky the Onix against Zubat and Staryu against Quilava. I did try to use Tony against Quilava but quick attack did quite a bit of damage. Not sure how useful Tony is turning out so far. He has magma armour rather than flame body so is not burning anybody.
Entering Ilex forest I got attacked by a Paras. Paras was an encounter in pokewalker so not allowed anything on this route . Returned some farfetch'd to a guy who had lost them and got to a tree I needed to cut down. Steve got taught Cut HM as I don't want to use a dedicated HM slave. Rocky learned headbutt from a friendly move tutor to I headed back to Azalea town where i had no encounter.
Nothing on the first two trees I tried, but on the third... a HERACROSS!!! Yes, pokemon i was really hoping for on this Nuzlocke. Only level 3 or 4 so I was very nervous about catching with my level 17 beasts. I yawned using tony and thundershocked with Magnemite (who is still only level 8). Managed to catch him with a great ball . Named him Hank (I realise I already have a Hank in my PC, but who cares?).
So my seventh Pokemon. I had to box somebody and went with Rocky the Onix for a couple of reasons.
1. I used Rocky the Onix on my main playthrough of heartgold so don't want to duplicate.
2. I'd rather have Steelix, but don't want to trade evolve - seems a bit of a cheat somehow on a Nuzlocke.
3. I didn't nickname him so doesn't go with my theme.
Rocky served me well so far so I am somewhat sorry to see him go. If i have any bad matches and need to restock my team we may see him again though!
Got through the rest of Ilex forest starting to train Hank the Heracross and Sam evolved to Pidgeotto. Decided to use the Roost and U-Turn TMs on him to make him more useful. I know Pidgey line learns roost naturally but at high levels and I may find myself in a match I need to heal.
Got to Goldenrod beating all the trainers on the way. Went back to the grass and saw a Drowzee. Caught him (HIM again - seriously, boys club) and named him Bruce. Now i have a bit of a dilemma as I'd really like to use a Drowzee, but don't want to replace any of my team. Tony is worst performer so far, but I've never used a Slugma and want to give him more of a chance. Rock and Fire are pretty great offensively as well. The other option is probably Magnemite as I had one in my Firered Nuzlocke. However electric and a normal resist is too useful, at least until Whitney - especially given i boxed Rocky. I could also have a rotating team as I have tended to do in my last few playthroughs, but was intending to try and stick to six this time.