Nemo's Pearl Nuzlocke, Episode 1: A Fairytale Beginning!
Alright, I think I'll join the above two posters in a Sinnoh Nuzlocke. As it just happens, this'll be on Pearl! I would like to have picked Chimchar to complement their choices, but I started this a couple of days earlier, and so I had picked Turtwig. My nickname theme is 'Disney/Pixar Characters'Anyways, without further ado...
#1: Any and all fainted Pokemon cannot be revived, reused in battle or traded.
#2: I may only catch the first Pokemon I meet on a Route/Cave/Town. Duplicates clause is in effect, and extends to all
possible evolutions of a species. Duplicates clause is in effect for an infinite number of encounters. However, I may catch a duplicate if I want it as a reserve, or if I'm unable to find any non-duplicates in the area. Shinies/Legendaries are exempt from this rule (shinies can be used in battle; legendaries cannot).
#3: All Pokemon will be nicknamed with 'gender-appropriate' nicknames. My chosen theme is 'Disney/Pixar Characters'.
#4: The Nuzlocke Challenge does not officially start until I obtain my first set of Pokeballs.
I picked the female character and named her Nemo (hey, it's a gender-neutral name!). I went to see my rival, nicknamed Barry. He dragged me along to Lake Verity, where we were attacked by wild Starly. I picked Turtwig as my starter (I had never used him before), and defeated the wild Pokemon. After returning home, I was given the Running Shoes, and sent to Sandgem town to Professor Rowan's lab. At the Lab, I accepted Turtwig as my starter, and nicknamed him Crush; after the turtle from 'Finding Nemo'. I returned to Twinleaf, and was then entrusted with a
Parcel for Barry.
I headed to Sandgem, and after the Pokemon catching tutorial, my Nuzlocke officially started. I backtracked to Route 201 and caught a Starly named Hayabusa (the antagonist eagle from Mulan). I proceeded through Route 202, and to my surprise, I lucked out with a Shinx! I nicknamed him Simba (Lion King). After some grinding, I proceeded into Jubilife City. Nothing very interesting. I received the Poketch and proceeded into Route 203. Hayabusa, now very much overleveled, completely wrecked Barry's team with Wing Attack. I continued to dominate the Route until I reached Oreburgh Gate. In the adjacent patch of grass, I found (Abra, abra, abra...) ... BIDOOF!. Fun. Caught him and nicknamed him Chip (Chip n' Dale). He probably won't see much use but at least he triggers Dupes Clause from now on. I feel a little bad about this attitude, but I'm just not going to grind Bidoofs >_>. In Oreburgh Gate, I caught my first female Pokemon, a Geodude. (How ironic). It was really difficult to come up with a nickname, so I went with Mrs Potato(head) (Toy Story). It's really the best I could do. It's unfortunate that she'll never achieve her true potential as I don't have access to a means of trade-evolution; but she'll do for quite a bit.
I proceeded into Oreburgh, was promptly shoved in front of the Gym, but decided to completely ignore it and headed into Oreburgh Mine. I told Roark to prepare his sorry butt for a thrashing. I decided to stop here and grind for a non-Geodude encounter, while training Crush and Mrs Potato(head) for the upcoming Gym Battle. Mrs Potato(head) triggered Dupes Clauses dozens of times, until I landed on a Zubat. I caught him and named him Fidget (The Great Mouse Detective). Unfamiliar name that I had to look up, but anyways, he'll likely not see any battles either. I would eventually meet two Onix during the course of training, them being very rare; however, I prefer Mrs Potato(head) anyways. After some more grinding, I returned to the Poke Center, and saved there.
Crush M (Finding Nemo) / Lake Verity
Lv 16 / Overgrow / Gentle / Quick Claw
Tackle - Withdraw - Absorb - Razor Leaf
Doing an excellent job as leader. Will be invaluable in the coming Gym Battle.
Mrs Potato F (Toy Story) / Oreburgh Gate
Lv 13 / Rock Head / Jolly / ---
Tackle - Defense Curl - Rock Throw - Rock Polish
A very promising counter to Barry's Chimchar, with its decent typing and high Defence.
Hayabusa M (Mulan) / Route 201
Lv 11 / Keen Eye / Jolly / ---
Tackle / Growl / Quick Attack / Wing Attack
Doing well on its own. Also a good matchup with Barry's starter.
Simba M (Lion King) / Route 202
Lv 11 / Intimidate / Sassy / ---
Tackle / Leer / Charge / -
Was a pain to solo-grind, and often takes too much damage. Hope he pays off in the future.
Fidget M (The Great Mouse Detective) / Oreburgh Mine
Lv 8 / Inner Focus / Lax / ---
Leech Life / Supersonic / - / -
Unlikely to be a permanent addition; I prefer Hayabusa, and the two have conflicting roles.
Chip M (Chip n' Dale) / Route 203
Lv 5 / Simple / Bashful / ---
Tackle / Growl / Rock Smash / -
Don't want to be a Bidoof hater; but it's Bidoof.
Next time! The first Gym Battle!
Last edited by Monochromatic; 31st March 2013 at 5:34 PM.