Nuzlocke Challenge - Pokémon White
1. Can only catch first Pokémon encountered in each area.
a. No catching duplicates, may only catch first new Pokémon you encounter.
b. Pokémon received as a gift don't count toward the 1 catch per area rule.
c. Shiny and legendary Pokémon are excluded from the rule but must be transferred to another game if they are not the 1st encounter in the area.
2. Fainted Pokémon must be released.
a. Blackout and/or starter faint = Game Over.
3. Nickname every Pokémon caught.
a. Shiny and legendary Pokémon may be excluded from the rule but will be transferred to another game if they are not nicknamed.
4. No using Repels or soft resetting to manipulate Pokémon encountered. Everything is up to fate.
Ikkaku - Brave Oshawott (Nuvema Town, Lv. 5, male)
Bandit - Modest Patrat (Route 1, Lv. 4, female) - Killed at Lv. 8 by Cheren at the Trainer's School
Mustachio - Lonely Lilipup (Route 2, Lv. 4, male) - Killed at Lv. 16 by Lenora at her gym
Rafiki - Bashful Pansear (*gift* Dreamyard, Lv. 10, male) - Killed at Lv. 15 by Lenora at her gym
Denka - Sassy Purrloin (Dreamyard, Lv. 8, male) - Killed at Lv. 14 by Lenora at her gym
Strut - Naive Pidove (Route 3, Lv. 8, male) - Killed at Lv. 17 by Lenora at her gym
Mountanna - Calm Roggenrola (Wellspring Cave, Lv. 10, female)
Warrio - Modest Tympole (Pinwheel Forest (outside), Lv. 12, male) - Killed at Lv. 12 by Twins Mayo & May in Pinwheel Forest
Lily - Careful Petilil (Pinwheel Forest, Lv. 14, female) - Killed at Lv. 14 by Plasma Grunt in Pinwheel Forest
Sandy - Modest Sandile (Route 4, Lv. 15, female)
I really hope the beginning of X and Y aren't so newb/child-oriented. I hate how much Juniper talks and how she has to do a tour of the pokemon center like I have never seen one in the 15 years I've been playing Pokemon. It would be nice in future games if they ask you if you have experience with other pokemon games before even asking for your gender and answering yes turns off all the tutorial type conversation at the beginning.
With that off my chest, I finally decided Pokemon White would be the game I play a Nuzlocke Challenge with. I chose Oshawott because I've never used it yet and I named it Ikkaku because Samurott reminds me of Ikkakumon. Ikkaku managed to defeat Cheren and Bianca in the first battles and after Juniper taught us how to catch pokemon, I found a Patrat and named her Bandit. I trained Ikkaku to lv 8 and Bandit to lv 6 before checking out Plasma's demonstration and fighting N. Bandit had no trouble taking out his Purloin and grew to lv 7. As soon as I walked into the grass on route 2, I encountered Lilipup and managed to catch it. I feel like I'm off to a pretty good start.
Current Team: Ikkaku Lv. 8, Bandit Lv. 7, Mustachio Lv. 4
Finished Route 2 and battled Bianca with no problems. Made it to Striation City and headed to the Trainer's School to find the gym leader. Found Cheren instead and battle ensued. Unfortunately, we both had our starter Pokémon first (I had just finished leveling Ikkaku on route 2) so I hit him with a Tackle and then a Tail Whip before switching to Bandit. She got Snivey down to 1 HP and then took a Vine Whip to the face. RIP Bandit. Mustachio proceeded to finish off the rest of Cheren's team. Found gym leader standing outside the gym, then headed to Dreamyard for training. Got Rafiki after defeating 2 trainers and headed back to Striation for R+R before returning to route 2 for more training.
Current Team: Ikkaku Lv. 11, Mustachio Lv. 11, Rafiki Lv. 10
Went to Striation Gym and beat the trainers and Cilan without losing anyone. Received Cut from Fennel and returned to the Dreamyard. Had to choose between Ikkakku and Rafiki to learn Cut since Bandit died. Chose Ikkaku because Rafiki's attacks suck enough without getting stuck with cut until I find the move deleter. Bianca barges in before me (why didn't she teach her starter cut and let me in!? ) and I rescue the Munna from Plasma. Fennel comes and takes the Dream Mist. Finally I can get to the grass. I find a couple Patrats first , but I can't catch duplicates so I keep looking until I catch Denka. Headed back to Fennel's house/lab (she really takes her work home with her ) and got my C-Gear. Finally I'm able to move on the route 3. First thing I did was drop Denka off at the daycare. Then back outside to terrorize the children and gain valuable experience.
Current Team: Ikkaku Lv. 13, Mustachio Lv. 13, Rafiki Lv. 12, Denka Lv. Daycare
After beating all the little kids, we moved on along Route 3. We were Ambushed by Cheren and another battle began, but this time I had Rafiki first. We had little difficulty beating him. Then more Plasma goons ran by and Bianca gave us a sob story about a little girl's Pokémon being stolen and we had to get it back. Before I did, I took a quick stroll through the grass and caught Strut (name might be changed later, but Unfeazant reminds me of a peacock and they strut all over the place). I ran back to the daycare and swapped Denka for Strut, then I followed the route and caught back up with Cheren. Turns out Plasma was hiding in Wellspring Cave. We made short work of the grunts and I caught Mountanna before returning to the girls. Then I picked Strut back up from the daycare and prepared to move on.
Current Team: Ikkaku Lv. 14, Mustachio Lv. 14, Rafiki Lv. 14, Denka Lv. 11, Strut Lv. 11, Mountanna Lv. 10
Continuing along the south-western part of Route 3, Denka and Mountanna both had a really close call. Denka almost got knocked out by a wild Pidove and Mountanna almost got knocked out by a trainer's Patrat. Thank God for Sturdy! I forgot that Bide didn't work like other normal attacks against rock Pokémon. Mountanna ended up leveling up and learning Rock Blast from that battle, so everything turned out OK. After we made it to Nacrene City, I talked to everyone in town hoping for free stuff before heading to the gym. Literally walked into N and we had our second battle. Denka had another close call, getting knocked into the red twice (the second time with only 1 HP left), but we made it through. I guess cats really do have 9 lives. I decided to go to Pinwheel Forest for some more training before taking on the gym. Got a TM to help against the gym leader and caught a Tympole and forgot to name it. When I find the name rater, I will call him Wartoad or maybe Warrio. I probably won't use it though since I have Ikkaku. Went into the inside part of the forest, saw lots of team Plasma and turned back around. I'd rather take them on later.
Current Team: Ikkaku Lv. 15, Mustachio Lv. 15, Rafiki Lv. 14, Denka Lv. 13, Strut Lv. 14, Mountanna Lv. 14
Didn't have time to play over the last couple days (12 hour shifts at work kinda take up all your time), but I have today and tomorrow off so I'm back at it. Just a bunch of training in the Pinwheel Forest happening for now. Mountanna beat an Audino and jumped 2 levels. Ikkaku and Mustachio both evolved. I'm having a hard time training Rafiki (too many Tympoles) and Denka, but I think I'm ready to take on Lenora's gym.
Current Team: Ikkaku Lv. 17, Mustachio Lv. 16, Rafiki Lv. 15, Denka Lv. 14, Strut Lv. 17, Mountanna Lv. 17
I really should stop playing this blind. I had no memory of Lenora having a level 20 Watchog. I beat her in the end, but she reduced me to 2 Pokemon, Ikkaku and Mountanna. Denka put up a surprisingly good fight and ensured Ikkaku's victory over Watchog by using Sand Attack about 5 times before he got Crunched. And now Lenora wants my help with team Plasma? She's lucky I have no choice. If this was Skyrim, she'd be a looted corpse and the guards would be after me every time I went back to Nacrene City. With Warrio taken out of storage, I only have 3 pokemon left. I don't think it's worth it to try and keep going, but we'll see what happens.
Current Team: Ikkaku Lv. 18, Mountanna Lv. 18, Warrio Lv. 12
First battle in the Pinwheel Forest is a double battle against two little girls that both have Sewaddle. All of my pokemon are weak against their Razor Leaf. Both of them used it on Warrio and Mountanna and Warrio died in his first battle. I managed to catch a Petilil and named her Lily after Lilymon. However, she also died in her first battle against a Plasma Grunt. I technically haven't failed, but my heart truly isn't in this Nuzlock challenge anymore.
Current Team: Ikkaku Lv. 20, Mountanna Lv. 19
Made it the rest of the way through Pinwheel Forest with my remaining 2 Pokemon and finally got to Castelia. Wandered the town talking to as many people as I could, found two of the three dancers. Then went north to Route 4 to find my next Pokemon. Caught Sandy (generic, I know, but I didn't have any other ideas at the time). I'm going to make sure she gets to a really high level before I try to take on Burg.
Current Team: Ikkaku Lv. 22, Mountanna Lv. 21, Sandy Lv. 15
Not much to say in this update. I backtracked to the entrance to Pinwheel Forest and trained Sandy near the nurse. Went further south than before and made it to the challenge rock. Too bad I don't have a fighting pokemon. I saw plenty of Timburr and Throh and wished I could catch one. I had another close call with Mountanna in a double battle in the dark grass, but everything turned out well. Anyway, Sandy made it to level 20 and I found the 3rd dancer on the dock in Castelia and received my Amulet Coin. I also received a few more TMs and restocked my supply of Fresh Water. Back to training for me and Sandy.
Current Team: Ikkaku Lv. 22, Mountanna Lv. 21, Sandy Lv. 20
Trained for a while in the forest and in the desert. Got everyone to level 24. Took out all the clowns in Burg's gym. Left to heal and save at the pokemon center. Planned on stopping for a break but changed my mind and decided to see how I would do against Burg. I knew he would have the evolved forms of the two pokemon the clowns all used. Mountanna was the only pokemon with an attack advantage over Whirlipede and Leavanny. Rock Blast took out Whirlipede in one attack, but unfortunately Mountanna took some damage first. Leavanny came out and the Quick Claw let Mountanna attack first but she only hit Leavanny twice. Razor Leaf took out Mountanna. Sandy was taken down in one hit. Ikkaku managed to put a dent in Leavanny, but also fell to Razor Leaf, officially ending my Nuzlocke Challenge.
I'm ready to get back to my original project: replaying all of the games and completing the PokéDex along the way. Phase 1, the Hoenn Dex, is nearly complete. Soon I will be playing through FireRed and LeafGreen.
Last edited by kyle72686; 10th May 2013 at 5:04 PM.
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