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Nuzlocke Adventure 28: Champion Lance

Journal Entry: Mon Dec 15, 2014, 1:59 PM


THE RULES:

1—All pokemon must be nicknamed.

2—I must attempt to catch the first pokemon I see in any route or area. I may catch no others in that area.

3—If a pokemon faints, it is considered “dead” and may no longer be used. I will release them from the next PC.

4—Legendaries cannot be caught or used.

5—The Pokewalker cannot be used.

6—If the first encounter is a duplicate of a pokemon I already have, I may ignore it and re-try for a new one. After three re-tries, however, I must catch the fourth one even if it is a dupe.

7—Gift pokemon, such as Bill’s Eevee or the Tyrogue from the Karate King, can be accepted and used and do not count under the “first encounter” rule. Forced encounters, such as Sudowoodo and the Red Gyarados, however, do count under the “first encounter” rule.

8—In-game trades are acceptable, but out-of-game trades, even to make pokemon such as Haunter or Graveler evolve, are not.

9—The Daycare Center cannot be used to breed, but it can be used to level up pokemon.

10—If all pokemon in my party faint, or if I am in a situation where I need to use a move like Cut or Surf to progress but have no pokemon that can use these moves and cannot obtain one without breaking the rules, I lose and my adventure ends.

Deaths so far: 8

Badges so far: 8

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Indigo Plateau

It’s time. My pokemon have all been healed. Every one of them is at lv. 48, except Randall and Kenya who are lv. 49. That Focus Sash was only one-use, so I’ve equipped Bright Powder to Laika.

 

Let’s go.

 

The final chamber is a room of burnished gold. Statues of dragons like the wine-red carpet that leads to the our ultimate opponent… Lance.

 

“I’ve been waiting for you. Dee! I knew that you, with your skills, would eventually reach me here. There’s no need for words now. We will battle to determine who is the stronger of the two of us. As the most powerful trainer and as the Pokemon League Champion… I, Lance, the dragon master, accept your challenge!”

 

BOSS: Champion Lance

Lance leads with Gyarados, lv. 46. I have Randall out front. Time to handle these dragons the way I should have back in Blackthorn. Franklin… Felix… and everyone else… this one’s for you!

 

Lance’s Gyarados shaves off a third of Randall’s HP with Waterfall, but Thunderbolt brings it down in one hit. He’s bringing out Charizard lv. 48, so it’s time for my own Gyarados—Noelle! Charizard does truly pathetic damage with Shadow Claw, and Noelle pwns him with Waterfall. Things are going smoother than I thought!

 

Lance must be suicidal, because he’s sending out Aerodactyl lv. 48 next. Fine, whatever you want—I’ll use water on that one too!

 

Aerodactyl hits harder than I thought—Rock Slide takes Noelle down to a measly 3 HP! Still, she pulls through and KOs with Waterfall, bringing Noelle up to level 49. All that’s left now are the Dragonite. Lance is switching one in; I don’t know which are which, other than that each one packs one of either Fire Blast, Blizzard, or Thunder. I’m betting this is the Thunder one, sent out to capitalize on Noelle’s weaknesses. Let’s bring out Jacob.

 

The Dragonite is lv. 49. Did I guess right? It uses Dragon Rush, bringing Jacob down a fair bit, but my Nidoking lands a critical hit Avalanche and wipes it out. Another lv. 49 Dragonite is coming; if I had to guess, this would be the one with Blizzard, since Jacob’s Ground-type. Let’s switch to Randall, who resists both Ice and Dragon, and use him to heal up.

 

First up, a Hyper Potion on Randall himself. Next is one for Noelle, then Jacob. Dragonite lands a Thunder Wave on Randall in the meantime and tries to chip away at him with Dragon Rush, but I heal with Full Restore and then drop a Thunder Wave of my own. Now it’s time to switch back to Noelle.

 

Noelle takes a bit of damage from Dragon Rush on the switch-in but manages to nearly KO it with Ice Fang, though it lands Thunder Wave again that same turn. We both drop a Full Restore and then go at it again, though this thing is annoyingly persistent in trying to paralyze me. We slug it out for a bit, including using healing items, but Noelle finally pulls through with a crit on Ice Fang.

 

Lance’s last pokemon is his lv. 50 Dragonite. This has to be the one with Fire Blast. I send out the fully-recovered Jacob. Time for an Avalanche! Oh? Dragonite wastes a turn using Safeguard. No skin off my bones! Avalanche gets him low, but its hold item brings him back to half health. Let’s Avalanche again! Dragonite very nearly kills Jacob, bringing him to a sliver of health with Outrage, but he pulls through and the second Avalanche wipes it out.

 

I’ve done it—I’ve beaten Lance and the Elite 4, and I didn’t lose any pokemon! Oak shows up to congratulate me. Haha, thanks, Oak! Poor Professor Elm… always a bridesmaid, as they say. :’p After Lance drags me away from my well-deserved interview, we register in the Hall of Fame!

Despite how excellent this feels, we’re far from done. As I’ve said, I plan to take on Kanto and ultimately challenge Red. Next time in this Nuzlocke Adventure, we’ll journey to a whole new land. The adventure is not over.

Current Teammates: Kenya (Fearow), Laika (Stantler), Aaron (Kadabra), Noelle (Gyarados), Randall (Magneton), Jacob (Nidoking)

Previous Entry: Nuzlocke Adventure 27: Might and Shadow



  • Mood: Zeal
  • Listening to: Piano
  • Reading: The Mallorean
  • Watching: The Legend of Korra
  • Playing: Pokemon SoulSilver
  • Eating: Bourbon Street Chicken
  • Drinking: Voltage

Nuzlocke Adventure 27: Might and Shadow

Journal Entry: Sun Dec 14, 2014, 9:22 AM


THE RULES:

1—All pokemon must be nicknamed.

2—I must attempt to catch the first pokemon I see in any route or area. I may catch no others in that area.

3—If a pokemon faints, it is considered “dead” and may no longer be used. I will release them from the next PC.

4—Legendaries cannot be caught or used.

5—The Pokewalker cannot be used.

6—If the first encounter is a duplicate of a pokemon I already have, I may ignore it and re-try for a new one. After three re-tries, however, I must catch the fourth one even if it is a dupe.

7—Gift pokemon, such as Bill’s Eevee or the Tyrogue from the Karate King, can be accepted and used and do not count under the “first encounter” rule. Forced encounters, such as Sudowoodo and the Red Gyarados, however, do count under the “first encounter” rule.

8—In-game trades are acceptable, but out-of-game trades, even to make pokemon such as Haunter or Graveler evolve, are not.

9—The Daycare Center cannot be used to breed, but it can be used to level up pokemon.

10—If all pokemon in my party faint, or if I am in a situation where I need to use a move like Cut or Surf to progress but have no pokemon that can use these moves and cannot obtain one without breaking the rules, I lose and my adventure ends.

Deaths so far: 8

Badges so far: 8

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Indigo Plateau

Hello all, and welcome back to my Pokemon League challenge. We’re halfway through the Elite 4; all my pokemon are still level 48. Check the previous update if you want their movesets and such. Everyone’s at full health and I’ve swapped Aaron to the front of the line; let’s go.

 

The rugged Bruno is our next challenger. Bruno, I challenge you! Hoo ha! (Also, how does he know my name? Unlike Lance, we’ve never met.)

 

BOSS: Elite 4 Bruno

Bruno leads with a lv. 42 Hitmontop, while I send out Aaron. Choice Specs Psychic go! Hitmontop crumples like a dandelion. Bruno’s next pokemon is a lv. 43 Onix, but I’m not fool enough to keep Aaron on the field. Go, Noelle!

 

Waterfall brings it down quickly and Bruno’s prepping Hitmonchan, lv. 42. Let’s return to Aaron. Another speedy Psychic attack takes care of our problem. Hitmonlee is next, also lv. 42; let’s shake things up and let Kenya handle this one. Sure enough, Drill Peck proves to be as much of a OHKO dealer as Psychic. Kenya even reaches lv. 49!

 

Last but not least, Machamp, lv. 46. This thing’s a monster; let’s bring Aaron back out. Despite how threatening this guy is, he’s no match for a Choice Specs Psychic. Bruno is defeated.

 

I don’t need to heal thanks to my team’s utter domination, but I am switching Jacob to the front of the party instead of Aaron. I’ve never had too much trouble with our next foe, but it never pays to be too careful.

 

The fourth room is dark, and designed to look like a starry expanse. Karen warns us that she is known for her overpowering tactics and then—it’s time to fight!

 

BOSS: Elite 4 Karen

She leads with Umbreon, lv. 42. My weapon of choice is Jacob. Earthquake does formidable damage, but Umbreon survives and gets off a Double Team. My worries about evasion hax prove fruitless, however, as next turn Jacob shaves off that last little bit of health with Double Kick.

 

Looks like she’s going for the big guns: her next pokemon is Houndoom, lv. 47. This is bringing back painful memories of Victoire and the Radio Tower… :c I swap out Jacob for Noelle. Sadly for Karen, when flame and water meet, the fire goes out. Her next pokemon is Murkrow, lv. 44. I send out Randall. My Magneton takes a little damage from Faint Attack, but cleans house with Thunderbolt. He even reaches lv. 49!

 

Her only two pokemon left aren’t even Dark-types. First up is Gengar, lv. 45. Let’s send out Laika, who not only is immune to ghosts, but packs both Zen Headbutt and Shadow Ball.  Oh yikes Gengar comes packing Focus Blast! D: I did not expect that… It misses, thankfully, and Laika does some significant damage with Zen Headbutt. But she’s at risk next turn… Hmm. Should I chance it or switch to Kenya?

 

Well, I’m packing a Focus Sash for this exact reason. Carpe diem! Another Zen Headbutt! Gengar gets off a Focus Blast, but Laika survives with the Sash and takes it down! Karen’s last pokemon is Vileplume, lv. 42. I’m swapping out Laika for Aaron. Psychic takes it down.


After the battle, Karen lectures us on the dichotomy between strength and weakness. The last door opens…

Current Teammates: Kenya (Fearow), Laika (Stantler), Aaron (Kadabra), Noelle (Gyarados), Randall (Magneton), Jacob (Nidoking)

Previous Entry: Nuzlocke Adventure 26: The Harlequin and the Ninja
Next Entry: Nuzlocke Adventure 28: Champion Lance



  • Mood: Zeal
  • Listening to: Youtube Remixes
  • Reading: The Mallorean
  • Watching: Wakfu Special Episodes
  • Playing: Pokemon SoulSilver
  • Eating: Nothing
  • Drinking: Soda

Nuzlocke Adventure 26: The Harlequin and the Ninja

Journal Entry: Sat Dec 13, 2014, 1:32 PM


THE RULES:

1—All pokemon must be nicknamed.

2—I must attempt to catch the first pokemon I see in any route or area. I may catch no others in that area.

3—If a pokemon faints, it is considered “dead” and may no longer be used. I will release them from the next PC.

4—Legendaries cannot be caught or used.

5—The Pokewalker cannot be used.

6—If the first encounter is a duplicate of a pokemon I already have, I may ignore it and re-try for a new one. After three re-tries, however, I must catch the fourth one even if it is a dupe.

7—Gift pokemon, such as Bill’s Eevee or the Tyrogue from the Karate King, can be accepted and used and do not count under the “first encounter” rule. Forced encounters, such as Sudowoodo and the Red Gyarados, however, do count under the “first encounter” rule.

8—In-game trades are acceptable, but out-of-game trades, even to make pokemon such as Haunter or Graveler evolve, are not.

9—The Daycare Center cannot be used to breed, but it can be used to level up pokemon.

10—If all pokemon in my party faint, or if I am in a situation where I need to use a move like Cut or Surf to progress but have no pokemon that can use these moves and cannot obtain one without breaking the rules, I lose and my adventure ends.

Deaths so far: 8

Badges so far: 8

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Indigo Plateau

It’s time. Before I challenge the Elite 4, here’s a look at my team:

 

NOELLE, lv. 48 Gyarados w/Wacan Berry

Moves: Bite, Dragon Dance, Ice Fang, Waterfall

HP: 156

Attack: 152

Defense: 93

Special Attack: 74

Special Defense: 104

Speed: 90

 

JACOB, lv. 48 Nidoking w/Soft Sand

Moves: Sludge Bomb, Avalanche, Double Kick, Earthquake

HP: 145

Attack: 116

Defense: 97

Special Attack: 103

Special Defense: 86

Speed: 108

 

LAIKA, lv. 48 Stantler w/Focus Sash

Moves: Stomp, Shadow Ball, Zen Headbutt, Confuse Ray

HP: 134

Attack: 121

Defense: 77

Special Attack: 98

Special Defense: 66

Speed: 112

 

RANDALL, lv. 48 Magneton w/Magnet

Moves: Thunderbolt, Mirror Shot, Thunder Wave, Flash

HP: 120

Attack: 75

Defense: 106

Special Attack: 125

Special Defense: 104

Speed: 79

 

KENYA, lv. 48 Fearow w/Muscle Band

Moves: Drill Peck, Return, Fly, U-Turn

HP: 129

Attack: 108,

Defense: 68

Special Attack: 76

Special Defense: 74

Speed: 134

 

AARON, lv. 48 Kadabra w/Choice Specs

Moves: Psychic, Reflect, Disable, Charge Beam

HP: 108

Attack: 55

Defense: 53

Special Attack: 128

Special Defense: 85

Speed: 120

 

Most of my pokemon remain unchanged from how you knew them. I’ve given Laika the Focus Sash for extra protection, since I won’t be relying on flinches against the Elite 4. I know they seem a bit overleveled, but this is pretty much necessary for Lance, as well as Kanto beyond.

 

I’ve stocked up on medicines and moved Randall to the front of my party. Now up the stairs for our first challenge.

 

In a room resplendent with pale energy and floating phenomena, our first challenger waits, dressed as a jester. After asserting that he can only improve his power, the battle begins!

 

BOSS: Elite 4 Will

Will leads with a lv. 40 Xatu; I lead with Randall. The background is dark and brooding, perfect for the beginning to our greatest challenge yet. Randall leads with Thunderbolt but Xatu snags it with Me First. The Thunderbolt it uses is weak, and after a pittance of damage Randall takes it down.

 

Will’s next pokemon is Jynx, lv. 41. Time to send out Laika. Shadow Ball strikes for super effective damage and brings Jynx just below half health. She returns the favor with Psychic. I launch a second Shadow Ball and bring her down. Next up is Exeggutor, also lv. 41. Let’s swap out Laika for Kenya. Exeggutor can’t hope to outspeed and it barely survives a Drill Peck. It manages to put up a Reflect, and Will tosses out a Full Restore to bring it back to full. Still, even with Reflect, Kenya’s onslaught proves unshakeable and she takes him down after taking one Psychic attack.

 

Slowbro, still lv. 41, is Will’s next option. We’re switching back to Randall. Randall goes first (predictably) and OHKOs Slowbro. Will’s final pokemon is another Xatu, this one lv. 42. Let’s keep Randall on the field. It gets off a Psychic, but does little against Randall’s Steel-type. Thunderbolt once more wins the day.

 

Will urges us forward. I heal up and stick Kenya out front for our next battle. Here a formidable man waits for us in a shrouded, ruinous room. Koga—the poison ninja master.

 

BOSS: Elite 4 Koga

Koga’s first pokemon is Ariados, lv. 40. Eugh, I don’t like spiders. :T I send out Kenya. Thankfully, Drill Peck banishes the arachnid forthwith. Koga’s next pokemon is Forretress, lv. 43. I don’t have any fire moves, so I guess I’ll have to tackle this one with brute strength. Go, Noelle!

 

Forretress is not exactly a threat, so Noelle uses a pair of Dragon Dances while it does nothing but sprinkle some Toxic Spikes about. A single Waterfall almost takes it out. Koga heals up with a Full Restore, but a critical hit brings him down to zero.

 

Next up is Muk, lv. 42. We’re bringing in Jacob, who clears out those pesky Toxic Spikes. Earthquake! It OHKOs Muk. Next up is a Venomoth, lv. 41; I’m sending Kenya back out. Like Ariados before it, Venomoth is no match for Drill Peck, which takes it down in one hit.

 

Koga’s final pokemon is Crobat, lv. 44. Let’s send in Randall. Crobat outspeeds and starts dicking around with Double Team, but Thunderbolt strikes true and eliminates it in one shot.

Wow, Koga didn’t even manage to do any damage! It’s too early to get comfortable, though. The Elite 4 are steadily rising in levels, and Lance looms beyond them. Next time, we’ll continue our challenge against the Pokemon League.

Current Teammates: Kenya (Fearow), Laika (Stantler), Aaron (Kadabra), Noelle (Gyarados), Randall (Magneton), Jacob (Nidoking)

Previous Entry: Nuzlocke Adventure 25: The Long Haul
Next Entry: Nuzlocke Adventure 27: Might and Shadow



  • Mood: Zeal
  • Listening to: The Tumbling
  • Reading: The Mallorean
  • Watching: Let's Plays
  • Playing: Pokemon SoulSilver
  • Eating: Burgers
  • Drinking: Coffee

Nuzlocke Adventure 25: The Long Haul

Journal Entry: Wed Dec 10, 2014, 2:56 PM


THE RULES:

1—All pokemon must be nicknamed.

2—I must attempt to catch the first pokemon I see in any route or area. I may catch no others in that area.

3—If a pokemon faints, it is considered “dead” and may no longer be used. I will release them from the next PC.

4—Legendaries cannot be caught or used.

5—The Pokewalker cannot be used.

6—If the first encounter is a duplicate of a pokemon I already have, I may ignore it and re-try for a new one. After three re-tries, however, I must catch the fourth one even if it is a dupe.

7—Gift pokemon, such as Bill’s Eevee or the Tyrogue from the Karate King, can be accepted and used and do not count under the “first encounter” rule. Forced encounters, such as Sudowoodo and the Red Gyarados, however, do count under the “first encounter” rule.

8—In-game trades are acceptable, but out-of-game trades, even to make pokemon such as Haunter or Graveler evolve, are not.

9—The Daycare Center cannot be used to breed, but it can be used to level up pokemon.

10—If all pokemon in my party faint, or if I am in a situation where I need to use a move like Cut or Surf to progress but have no pokemon that can use these moves and cannot obtain one without breaking the rules, I lose and my adventure ends.

Deaths so far: 8

Badges so far: 8

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Route 27

Hello everyone! I’m just east of New Bark Town. I’m now in Kanto and it’s time to head to the Pokemon League!

 

I’ve heard that you can fish up Chinchou here with the Good Rod, so let’s see what we have. …nope, it’s another Tentacool. “Docile nature. Highly persistent.” I’ll name him Frank. TO THE BOX WITH YOU

 

Speaking of Tentacool, Geoff is still in my party since I need Surf and Whirlpool. I’ve decided to drop off Aaron in the box for a bit, since he has the second-highest level of all my pokemon save Noelle, whom I need for Waterfall.

 

Sally ho!

 

Ah, that Kanto music. Lovely. Tohjo Falls is right up there, but first let’s surf along that narrow ribbon of water south and pick up a Rare Candy.

 

Tohjo Falls

New area, new encounter. It’s a Slowpoke—a female! Let’s catch her! I name her Cybil. “Naïve nature. Highly curious.” We go up and down the Waterfalls, pick up a Moon Stone, and head outside.

 

Route 27

“Evolution really does make Pokemon stronger,” a so-called Ace Trainer says. And you had doubts? An old lady gives us the Sandstorm TM. Across some Surfable water, another trainer has a Mareep. What is it with you people?! This is right before the Elite 4! Mareep got outdated around the third gym!

 

Past a whirlpool, Randall stomps a Bird Keeper and snags me the Dragon Claw TM. Nice! Down the path, we get challenged by Psychic Eli. Meh. An Ace Trainer issues another challenge right next door, but she’s not anything special either.

 

Route 26

Oh, a Ponyta! Nice! Y’know, I think this is the very first Fire-type we’ve ever encountered… jeez. I name him Blake. “Lonely nature. Good perseverance.”

 

Another Psychic to fight up north, but Kenya one-shots his Espeon. Mwahaha! And we finally make it to the half-way house. Good show! An Ace Trainer has the interesting team of Victreebell, Flareon, and Kingler. Not bad. Sure, I one-hit killed each of his pokemon—Zen Headbutt from Laika for Victreebell, Waterfall from Noelle for Flareon, and Thunderbolt from Randall for Kingler—but still, not a bad team.

 

An Ace Trainer just outside the gates suggests a certain redhead might appear sometime in our future… Welp, and Lyra calls again. I: You called to say that your Marill evolved into Azumarill? Y’know, I think this isn’t the first time I’ve got this call! Either Marill has regressed somehow, or you’re a LYING LIAR WHO LIES!! >:c

 

Victory Road

Finally here! Our encounter for the area is a female Onix. Let’s name her Donna. “Quirky nature. Mischievous.”

 

The Strength puzzles are no problem (I taught it to Noelle in lieu of Dragon Rage) and once I snag the Earthquake TM, that replaces Thrash on Jacob’s moveslot.

 

There’s no trainers here and, as a result, not much to tell. We approach the exit, but before we can leave, it’s time to beat up you-know-who…

 

BOSS: Silver

Silver’s finally got a full team of six pokemon, and he’s no joke. He leads with Sneasel, lv. 36; I send out Noelle, lv. 42. Waterfall up in this! It knocks out Sneasel after I take a whopping 19 damage from Faint Attack.

 

Silver switches in Magneton, lv. 37; time to put Earthquake to the test! Jacob’s lv. 39. He ouspeeds Magneton and OHKOs with Earthquake. Next up is Kadabra lv. 37; let’s switch back to Noelle. Ergh, Kadabra puts up a Reflect, allowing it to just barely survive a Bite from Noelle. He Disables it the next turn, so I’ll chuck Waterfalls at him till he goes down. He does, but not until bringing me near half with Psybeam. Still, Noelle bumps up to lv. 43.

 

Now he’s sending out his problem pokemon, Meganium lv. 40. Physical attacks didn’t work so well last time; let’s hope Jacob’s Sludge Bomb is up to snuff. Success! Sludge Bomb nearly takes it down and poisons it besides. Though Jacob takes a hefty hit from Petal Dance, he hits Meganium one last time and brings it down with without any of the rigmarole from our last battle.

 

Silver then sends out Haunter, lv. 37. Let’s switch to Laika, lv. 39. Not only is she immune to Ghost, but this little deer packs a Psychic-type punch with Zen Headbutt! She pwns Haunter and Silver’s last pokemon is Golbat, lv. 38. Randall’s lv. 41; go! Despite getting confused, Randall powers through with Thunderbolt and wins the day. The exit is just north…

Indigo Plateau

We’re finally here. The Elite 4 wait for us just beyond these walls. My pokemon aren’t nearly leveled enough to take on the stronger members of the League; next time we meet, all my pokemon will be harder, better, faster, stronger. And fully leveled. Stay tuned for our toughest challenge yet.

Current Teammates: Kenya (Fearow), Laika (Stantler), Noelle (Gyarados), Jacob (Nidoking), Randall (Magneton), Geoff (Tentacool)

Previous Entry: Nuzlocke Adventure 24: To Contend with a God
Next Entry: Nuzlocke Adventure 26: The Harlequin and the Ninja



  • Mood: Exhilarated
  • Listening to: Fighting of the Spirit
  • Reading: The Mallorean
  • Watching: Tournament of Kings
  • Playing: Pokemon SoulSilver
  • Eating: Chicken
  • Drinking: Cola

Nuzlocke Adventure 24: To Contend with a God

Journal Entry: Sat Dec 6, 2014, 5:08 PM


THE RULES:

1—All pokemon must be nicknamed.

2—I must attempt to catch the first pokemon I see in any route or area. I may catch no others in that area.

3—If a pokemon faints, it is considered “dead” and may no longer be used. I will release them from the next PC.

4—Legendaries cannot be caught or used.

5—The Pokewalker cannot be used.

6—If the first encounter is a duplicate of a pokemon I already have, I may ignore it and re-try for a new one. After three re-tries, however, I must catch the fourth one even if it is a dupe.

7—Gift pokemon, such as Bill’s Eevee or the Tyrogue from the Karate King, can be accepted and used and do not count under the “first encounter” rule. Forced encounters, such as Sudowoodo and the Red Gyarados, however, do count under the “first encounter” rule.

8—In-game trades are acceptable, but out-of-game trades, even to make pokemon such as Haunter or Graveler evolve, are not.

9—The Daycare Center cannot be used to breed, but it can be used to level up pokemon.

10—If all pokemon in my party faint, or if I am in a situation where I need to use a move like Cut or Surf to progress but have no pokemon that can use these moves and cannot obtain one without breaking the rules, I lose and my adventure ends.

Deaths so far: 8

Badges so far: 8

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Blackthorn City

Welcome, everyone.

 

Losing Franklin and Felix, two of our best pokemon, at the eleventh hour was a real blow—not just morally, but in a teambuilding sense as well. Their losses have left two gaping holes that we now need to fill.

 

After much deliberation, I decided to bring in Randall, the Magnemite we caught north of Olivine—“Bashful nature, often scatters things”—and Jacob, the Nidrino we caught in the Safari Zone. "Bashful nature. Mischievous."

 

With both Noelle and Kenya on our team, a Ground-type is a must to deal with those pesky Electric pokemon. A Moon Stone was among mom’s many gifts to me, which made Nidoking an option. Jacob has higher stats than Regina the Sandshrew, my second choice. I figure Poison cold help against Silver’s Meganium, which gave us a fair bit of trouble last time, not to mention Jacob has a much more diverse movepool. Jacob arleady came packing Double Kick; I evolved him and taught him Sludge Bomb and Avalanche via TMs.

 

As for our other teammate, it was a tough call. I almost stuck in Vivian, the Dratini we got from the Dragon Clan. Ultimately, however, I decided that Dragonair just won’t cut it until it evolves (which it does at 5 levels past the Champion’s strongest pokemon) and an Electric-type would be a huge boon against the many Water and Flying pokemon in the Elite 4. I took out Randall and after playing Voltorb Flip for a while, purchased the Thunderbolt TM to teach him. He’s now a Magneton, wielding Franklin’s old Magnet. Both he and Jacob are in their late thirties, near the rest of the team in levels.

 

Fun things that happened while I was training: Juggler Irwin called to tell me he stalked me through the Dragon’s Den (eep?), I got this flavor text regarding Jacob: “Your pokemon is poking at your bag… your pokemon really seems to enjoy poking you”, and I beat Bird Keeper Vance no less than five different times. o_O

 

Now we could progress the main story, but with Waterfall open to us, there’s a number of places for us to explore. First on our list…

 

Mt. Mortar

If memory serves, this nightmare is the biggest cave in the series. Hooray… also, I’ve bought literally twenty super repels as I have nightmares about this place’s encounter rate. Overkill? Let’s see. I have Carmen along for Strength, Geoff for Surf (I haven’t taught it to Noelle due to her attack stat being much higher) and I left a spot empty for the Tyrogue, so our main party members are limited to Noelle, Aaron, and Kenya for the moment.

 

I’ve entered through the Ecruteak side entrance. Right off the bat I thrash a Pokemaniac, subsequently get lost, and wander aimlessly for about ten minutes.

 

Herp-de-derp… After wandering around I finally figure it’s the second entrance I want. I go there, hike down the ladder, and…

 

Get lost once more. 8’(

 

Finally my brain works and I decide to actually use Waterfall on the waterfall—y’know, do the thing I came here to do? I run int a Super Nerd with a—yikes, a lv. 39 Seadra! Let’s just hope Kenya can take it… yep, she can. ;D

 

I pick up the Aerial Ace TM (but Kenya has known it since I got her…) and despite some ledge hijinks, I navigate the upper level pretty easily. From there I finally work my way down to the Karate King. Get ready…

 

BOSS: Karate King

I lead with Aaron, lv. 40; he sends out Hitmonlee, lv. 34. Choice Specs Psychic~ Next, he’s sending out lv. 34 Hitmonchan. I think Aaron’ll see me through.

 

And whaddya know!

 

Afterwards, I receive a Tyrogue. Let’s name him Zane. “Careful nature. Loves to eat.” I already have a full team and he’s level 10, so to the box he goes.

 

We’re done here. Let’s roll.

 

Cianwood City

One last Waterfall-related errand before we get back to the main plot. After adding Randall and Laika back into the party (keeping Geoff though) we approach from the east.

 

Cliff Edge Gate

Still nothing to do here. Let’s go a bit further.

 

Route 47

After reaching the Surfable water on the bottom of the route, it’s time to finally check out what’s up those waterfalls. Behind one is… just a grass patch. Huh. Still, we get a White Flute from the other one. Okay! It’s time to finally progress! I’ll put the team together and meet you in New Bark Town!

 

New Bark Town

All right, Professor. You called right after I got the Rising Badge. What’s up?

 

DAMMIT LYRA

 

I THOUGHT I’D GOTTEN RID OF YOU

 

Well, the Professor gives us the Master Ball instead of her. Haw haw haw!

 

He sends me off to meet with the Kimono Girls. Well then, to Ecruteak we go!

 

Ecruteak City

Silver stumbles out of the Dance Hall. Looks like he got floored. I’m a bit worried, to be honest…

 

The Kimono Girls reveal that they were the ones behind the Togepi “Mystery” Egg and want me to face a powerful pokemon. But first they must test me!

 

I know this battle is a tough one. Weakest pokemon is Jacob, lv. 37; strongest is Noelle, lv. 41. Let’s hope for the best!

 

BOSS: Kimono Girls

Though they’re technically five different trainers, I’m treating this like one giant encounter. I have Noelle, lv. 41, at the forefront, so she’ll automatically start every time a Kimono Girl leads, k?

 

Kimono Girl Zuki leads wit lv. 38 Umbreon. Hmm… let’s switch to Kenya, lv. 39. Umbreon’s Dark Pulse doesn’t do too much. I should be able to tank one more and then heal up. Go, Return! Ugh, Umbreon confuses. -_- We’ll try our luck with a Full Restore once it does another Dark Pulse.

 

Kenya successfully gets off another Return, brining Umbreon to low HP! We heal with Full Restore, tanking yet another Dark Pulse that same turn, and then one more Return finishes it off. Kenya reaches lv. 40!

 

Kimono Girl Naoko sends out a lv. 38 Espeon. This thing can dish out trouble, but I’m hoping Noelle’s mighty Bite will take it out! Psychic does just under half of Noelle’s HP, and Bite take Espeon to the red. Do I want to risk losing Noelle to a crit? I’ll keep her in. Nothing else except maybe Randall could safely take that Psychic on a switch-in.

 

Yes! Noelle survives the Psychic and KOs with Bite. Kimono Girl Miki sends out a lv. 38 Flareon. Ha ha—someone got the short end of the Eeveelutin stick! 8D I heal up Noelle with a Hyper Potion and proceed to lay waste with Waterfall. Next!

 

Kimono Girl Sayo sends out lv. 38 Jolteon. Okay, this should work. Noelle’s gonna bait an Electric attack from it, allowing me to safely switch in lv. 37 Jacob without taking damage. My plan works! Though Jacob doesn’t have a STAB Ground-type attack, Jolteon puts up little resistance as I Double Kick and Sludge Bomb it to death.

 

The final Kimono Girl, Kimono Girl Kuni, predictably uses a lv. 38 Vaporen. Let’s switch to Randall, who’s the same level. Ack, she catches him with a Surf on the switch—I was expecting an Ice move since Noelle resists Water! D: Randall survives the Surf, but one more will do him in—and though he most definitely outspeeds, I’m not sure he can OHKO a bulky pokemon like Vaporeon! Though it’s basically a waste, I’m switching back to Noelle.

 

Noelle takes piddly damage from Surf. Bite does piddly damage itself but I wear Vaporeon down. And with that, the Kimono Girls are vanquished—and not a pokemon was lost! The Tidal Bell is mine!

 

The Kimono Girls depart for the Whirl Islands. I follow suit after sticking Jacob in the PC (too many Water pokemon for him there) and drawing out Geoff for Whirlpool and Surf. Let’s meet them there.

 

Whirl Islands

We’re here, right off the coast of Olivine. We could confront Lugia right away by booking it straight from the top-right island, but let’s explore around a bit first. Our catch for the area is Zubat, what a surprise. “Quiet nature. Often dozes off.” I name her Zoey.

 

From the top-left island, we get some nice goodies, including a Carbos. Then, taking a convoluted pathway, I manage to get every single goodie in the island except the ones directly on the way to Lugia without exiting once. It can be done! ;D

 

Now, entering afresh from the top-right island, we begin our descent. It’s time to challenge the Lord of the Sea JOEY THIS IS NOT THE TIME I’LL CALL YOU LATER, OKAY?

 

We get a Rare Candy and a useless Max Revive above Lugia’s waterfall lair. Then, further down, it’s time. The Kimono girls perform their ancient dance, and from within the waterfall emerges…

 

BOSS: Lugia

Lugia is lv. 45. I lead with Noelle, lv. 42. I decided on Noelle rather than Randall because I’m unsure, given Lugia’s defenses, if Randall could OHKO even with STAB. Randall could endure an Extrasensory or an Aeroblast, but Hydro Pump would knock him right out of the park, I think. Noelle should be able to tank any one hit and I can then heal with my plentiful healing items. Plus I can use Ice Fang or, if Lugia drops a Rain Dance, a boosted Waterfall for crazy damage.

 

First turn, Lugia leads with an Extrasensory and Noelle gets off an Ice Fang afterwards. Both attacks do about 30% of the target’s max health. I don’t know how much Aeroblast would do to Noelle, so I’m going to chance it and heal up anyway to be safe. Lugia uses Aeroblast and whaddaya know, it only does about half of Noelle’s HP as damage. Good to hear. I’ll keep healing until it uses a weaker move, since I know I can take a weak move and Aeroblast back to back. Two Aeroblasts would KO her, though.

 

Lugia uses Rain Dance! Now Waterfall will outpace Ice Fang in terms of damage. Let’s do this! Thanks to AI stupidity, Noelle gets off two Waterfalls without taking damage thanks to AI stupidity. Lugia is defeated!

 

…and literally the moment after I leave Whirl Islands, Juggler Irwin calls to congratulate me. 0-0 W…T…F…

 

And with that, we’ve taken on the mighty legendary pokemon! Next time, we’ll begin our trek to the Pokemon League. Stay tuned!

Current Pokemon: Kenya (Fearow), Laika (Stantler), Aaron (Kadabra), Noelle (Gyarados), Randall (Magneton), Geoff (Tentacool)

Previous Entry: Nuzlocke Adventure Interlude: 8 Badges In
Next Entry: Nuzlocke Adventure 25: The Long Haul


  • Mood: Joy
  • Listening to: The Tumbling
  • Reading: The Mallorean
  • Watching: Wakfu
  • Playing: Pokemon SoulSilver
  • Eating: Spicy Noodles
  • Drinking: Soda

Nuzlocke Adventure 28: Champion Lance

Journal Entry: Mon Dec 15, 2014, 1:59 PM


THE RULES:

1—All pokemon must be nicknamed.

2—I must attempt to catch the first pokemon I see in any route or area. I may catch no others in that area.

3—If a pokemon faints, it is considered “dead” and may no longer be used. I will release them from the next PC.

4—Legendaries cannot be caught or used.

5—The Pokewalker cannot be used.

6—If the first encounter is a duplicate of a pokemon I already have, I may ignore it and re-try for a new one. After three re-tries, however, I must catch the fourth one even if it is a dupe.

7—Gift pokemon, such as Bill’s Eevee or the Tyrogue from the Karate King, can be accepted and used and do not count under the “first encounter” rule. Forced encounters, such as Sudowoodo and the Red Gyarados, however, do count under the “first encounter” rule.

8—In-game trades are acceptable, but out-of-game trades, even to make pokemon such as Haunter or Graveler evolve, are not.

9—The Daycare Center cannot be used to breed, but it can be used to level up pokemon.

10—If all pokemon in my party faint, or if I am in a situation where I need to use a move like Cut or Surf to progress but have no pokemon that can use these moves and cannot obtain one without breaking the rules, I lose and my adventure ends.

Deaths so far: 8

Badges so far: 8

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Indigo Plateau

It’s time. My pokemon have all been healed. Every one of them is at lv. 48, except Randall and Kenya who are lv. 49. That Focus Sash was only one-use, so I’ve equipped Bright Powder to Laika.

 

Let’s go.

 

The final chamber is a room of burnished gold. Statues of dragons like the wine-red carpet that leads to the our ultimate opponent… Lance.

 

“I’ve been waiting for you. Dee! I knew that you, with your skills, would eventually reach me here. There’s no need for words now. We will battle to determine who is the stronger of the two of us. As the most powerful trainer and as the Pokemon League Champion… I, Lance, the dragon master, accept your challenge!”

 

BOSS: Champion Lance

Lance leads with Gyarados, lv. 46. I have Randall out front. Time to handle these dragons the way I should have back in Blackthorn. Franklin… Felix… and everyone else… this one’s for you!

 

Lance’s Gyarados shaves off a third of Randall’s HP with Waterfall, but Thunderbolt brings it down in one hit. He’s bringing out Charizard lv. 48, so it’s time for my own Gyarados—Noelle! Charizard does truly pathetic damage with Shadow Claw, and Noelle pwns him with Waterfall. Things are going smoother than I thought!

 

Lance must be suicidal, because he’s sending out Aerodactyl lv. 48 next. Fine, whatever you want—I’ll use water on that one too!

 

Aerodactyl hits harder than I thought—Rock Slide takes Noelle down to a measly 3 HP! Still, she pulls through and KOs with Waterfall, bringing Noelle up to level 49. All that’s left now are the Dragonite. Lance is switching one in; I don’t know which are which, other than that each one packs one of either Fire Blast, Blizzard, or Thunder. I’m betting this is the Thunder one, sent out to capitalize on Noelle’s weaknesses. Let’s bring out Jacob.

 

The Dragonite is lv. 49. Did I guess right? It uses Dragon Rush, bringing Jacob down a fair bit, but my Nidoking lands a critical hit Avalanche and wipes it out. Another lv. 49 Dragonite is coming; if I had to guess, this would be the one with Blizzard, since Jacob’s Ground-type. Let’s switch to Randall, who resists both Ice and Dragon, and use him to heal up.

 

First up, a Hyper Potion on Randall himself. Next is one for Noelle, then Jacob. Dragonite lands a Thunder Wave on Randall in the meantime and tries to chip away at him with Dragon Rush, but I heal with Full Restore and then drop a Thunder Wave of my own. Now it’s time to switch back to Noelle.

 

Noelle takes a bit of damage from Dragon Rush on the switch-in but manages to nearly KO it with Ice Fang, though it lands Thunder Wave again that same turn. We both drop a Full Restore and then go at it again, though this thing is annoyingly persistent in trying to paralyze me. We slug it out for a bit, including using healing items, but Noelle finally pulls through with a crit on Ice Fang.

 

Lance’s last pokemon is his lv. 50 Dragonite. This has to be the one with Fire Blast. I send out the fully-recovered Jacob. Time for an Avalanche! Oh? Dragonite wastes a turn using Safeguard. No skin off my bones! Avalanche gets him low, but its hold item brings him back to half health. Let’s Avalanche again! Dragonite very nearly kills Jacob, bringing him to a sliver of health with Outrage, but he pulls through and the second Avalanche wipes it out.

 

I’ve done it—I’ve beaten Lance and the Elite 4, and I didn’t lose any pokemon! Oak shows up to congratulate me. Haha, thanks, Oak! Poor Professor Elm… always a bridesmaid, as they say. :’p After Lance drags me away from my well-deserved interview, we register in the Hall of Fame!

Despite how excellent this feels, we’re far from done. As I’ve said, I plan to take on Kanto and ultimately challenge Red. Next time in this Nuzlocke Adventure, we’ll journey to a whole new land. The adventure is not over.

Current Teammates: Kenya (Fearow), Laika (Stantler), Aaron (Kadabra), Noelle (Gyarados), Randall (Magneton), Jacob (Nidoking)

Previous Entry: Nuzlocke Adventure 27: Might and Shadow



  • Mood: Zeal
  • Listening to: Piano
  • Reading: The Mallorean
  • Watching: The Legend of Korra
  • Playing: Pokemon SoulSilver
  • Eating: Bourbon Street Chicken
  • Drinking: Voltage

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A literature student in his twenties. Author of several fanfictions, mostly concerning the pokemon franchise, who hopes to one day publish original works. My favorite genres are science fiction and fantasy.

I'm a big fan of video games and a proponent of gaming as an art form.
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Hiya!! >w<
(I'm just a random deviant who supports saying hi and giving watches to random people xD)
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DeeForty-Five Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2014  Student Writer
Well, hello to you too then! :)
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:33 How are you doing, fellow artist? : D
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Oh, fine, I guess. A little too busy to do the writing I'd like... ;w;
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so when are you going to ,contiue stormclouds 2
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When I get the time...

I haven't meant to go so long without it, but real life has been extremely crushing this last little bit. :(
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why whats the problem
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Hope all is well, Dee! You rock! :)
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Have a taco.
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