Made it to Slateport, battled around working on leveling my Pokemon up, [after we beat the fighting gym with Kippin alone.. Mud-Shooting til they fell.. he took hits well and just kept dropping them. We couldn't risk anyone else going after the gym since we have no advantage on fighters] and doing the tasks inside the town. Went to the route above to test my wild Pokemon luck..
Wasn't really expecting anything.. but hey.. a tike will be fine, could be useful.
Caught the little critter, named her Sydney, and boxed the 'Gentle' pup for now.
"How'd Nora die?"
We went to the trick house.. I wanted to try it out since I've never been. Plus Nora needed to level up a bit, and the wild Pokemon around were an annoyance with the t-waves and Static abilities. Nora has always been able to handle Absorbs and super-effective hits in the past.. giving me at least a chance to get a few hits in before I was in danger.. unfortunately the strong-willed Poke couldn't handle the test at hand. A stun spore + absorb crit along with a Metal Claw miss ****ed my world..
I honestly couldn't believe she fell.. I was hoping to have her around when she evolved and be a staple for my team.. to be that ****ing 'brick wall' and take **** out like a boss. I had high expectations for her, but unfortunately, as a Nuzlocke rookie.. I was careless.