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Nuzlocke Adventure 20: City Under Siege

Journal Entry: Tue Nov 18, 2014, 11:46 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: 4

Badges so far: 7

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Mahogany Town

Jeez, Professor, calm down! I’ll answer the phone! Uh-huh… uh-huh… radio broadcast… yeah, mm-hmm… Team Rocket… yes, fine, I’ll go check it out.

 

Goldenrod City

Well, despite the fact that armed thugs are wandering around everywhere, nothing seems too out of place. Even the happy music is the same! One detail I like is how the Goldenrod Gym trainers are at least trying to battle Team Rocket. What’re your excuses, Pryce and Bugsy?

 

Okay, let’s go!

 

Golderod Underground

We have to be wearing a Team Rocket uniform to enter, so let’s do it! The way the Rocket cap’s brim sticks out front while my own juts behind is fairly ridiculous… but then, that’s the point! I go around and mess with all the townsfolk in Goldenrod before returning to my mission. Gra-ha-ha-ha!

 

Highlights from dicking around as a Team Rocket member:


“Mom told me to stay away from people in black suits.” “Be it Team Rocket, ‘Team Pocket,’ or whatever… leave me alone! I’m busy shopping and have no time to waste!” “What kind of business would a Team Rocket member have here? We aren’t selling sanity here.” “For a young one like you to decide to become a member of Team Rocket… that’s great, kiddo!” “You better listen to me. Quit being a Team Rocket member already!”

 

My absolute favorite, however, has to be this from the trade receptionist in the pokemon center: “Our apologies for the inconvenience… but people wearing black clothing, people who engage in unlawful activities, and people who are members of Team Rocket are barred from participating.” I can get the latter two, but are you telling me that the pokemon centers discriminate against goths? That’s freaking hilarious!

 

Okay, enough doofing around. Time to tackle the mission for real.

 

Radio Tower

Silver? What are you doing here? Go home! You’re too weak to be here! >8U And he somehow undresses me while spinning me around… and I’m fully clothed in my old outfit after he’s done. Suuuure. And the guard instantly targets me when it’s over and done with and not Silver. That’s not fair!

 

And Silver wanders off. Yes, heaven forbid you actually help solve a problem for once in your life. Nerd.

 

The Rockets on the next floor up are pretty weak. It’s sad, really. Franklin is a bit overleveled from his Gym domination—the boss killer doing his thing, you know how it is—so I’m using this opportunity to give everyone else a shot to level up. One guy even uses nothing but Rattata. Just pathetic.

 

The third floor is more of the same, with a few Grimer and Koffing and other unevolved pokemon. Most of them are in the early 20s for levels, which makes them almost a full ten levels weaker than I. One guy sends out a Weezing and I’m a bit worried that a Selfdestruct or Explosion is coming my way, but Laika’s flinchax pulls through once again.

 

I need a card key to open a door, but I seriously doubt that Victoire or Felix couldn’t bust it down if they really tried. Well, ho hum. Let’s go see the director.

 

There’s a Rocket grunt crushing on Proton one level up. I’d forgotten about her. She goes down just like everyone else, and I Stomp (literally) all over a Porygon used by a nearby Scientist. How many of those do you see wielded by trainers in the games?

 

On the fifth floor, I can see Ariana lurking in an as-yet unreachable part of the building. That’s not what we’re here for, however. No, let’s talk to the director. Oh surprise surprise, he’s actually a boss!

 

BOSS: Executive Petrel

I send out Aaron lv. 31 and he sends out a lv. 30 Koffing. Fun fact: I’ve equipped Aaron with Choice Specs due to the fact that I probably won’t ever do anything other than use his strongest Psychic-type move when he’s on the field. I’m sure he outspeeds any Koffing and Weezing, too. How’s your team of all Poison pokemon looking, Petrel? Aaron OHKOs Koffing with Psybeam.

 

Petrel sends out lv. 32 Weezing and Aaron OHKOs.

 

Petrel sends out lv. 30 Koffing and Aaron OHKOs.

 

Petrel sends out another lv. 30 Koffing and Aaron OHKOs.

 

Petrel sends out another lv. 30 Koffing and Aaron OHKOs.

 

Petrel sends out another lv. 30 Koffing and Aaron OHKOs.

 

…that was pathetic as usual, Petrel.

 

Fun fact: Aaron started that fight at lv. 31 and ended it lv. 33. With the Basement Key in hand, next time we’ll enter the Goldenrod Underground and find the director. Stay tuned.

Current Teammates: Felix (Feraligatr), Franklin (Ampharos), Victoire (Graveler), Kenya (Fearow), Laika (Stantler), Aaron (Kadabra)

Previous Entry: Nuzlocke Adventure 19: Old Man Winter


  • Mood: Pirate
  • Listening to: Kill la Kill Soundtrack
  • Reading: The Black Echo
  • Watching: Big Hero 6
  • Playing: Pokemon SoulSilver
  • Eating: Popcorn
  • Drinking: Sprite

Nuzlocke Adventure 19: Old Man Winter

Journal Entry: Thu Nov 13, 2014, 4:19 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: 4

Badges so far: 6

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Route 43

Though Mahogany’s Gym is now open, beating Team Rocket has opened other paths for us. First, if you enter the guard house here and talk to the man there, he gives us the Sludge Bomb TM. Great!

 

Lake of Rage

There are lots of trainers to battle here now that the crisis has passed. Let’s fight them! Our first opponent sends out a lv. 27 Gyarados, which is fairly frightening. Thankfully, the rain in this area ensures a guaranteed Thunder from Franklin.

 

What’s the next guy have to say? “No matter what I do, all I catch are the same pokemon.” Is this our mandatory once-a-game Magikarp guy? Yep, sure is.

 

Oh, an Ace Trainer! Someone who breaks the mold! She’s packing a Ninetales, which is cool. I kind of wish I’d caught a Vulpix. Well, our only chances have passed, I think. Too bad. :c

 

That’s it for the main part of the lake, but if you derp around on Route 43, you can find a path that leads to the watery maze in the back. Let’s see if we can get there.

 

Now I’m at the maze. I preferred it in the original games, where it was just some woods (it’s still like that on Wednesdays, complete with another Ace Trainer and a few more items.) We make it through and scores some items, including a Red Flute and the Secret Power and Hidden Power TMs.

 

Mahogany Town 

Now that all that’s out of the way, it’s time to challenge Pryce. Prepare…

 

A funny detail I haven’t noticed, the Gym Guide totally talks up Pryce as this uber badass and dismisses you out of hand. Hilarious! And a little bit sad… :c

 

I know exactly what I’ll be seeing in this Gym: Swinub, Seel/Dewgong, Shellder/Cloyster, and Jynx. I’ve got it all planned out: Felix for the first, Franklin for the middle two, and Laika for the last. Let’s do this!

 

Felix sweeps some Swinub right off the bat. Next up is the Jynx, and it’s lv. 29… go, Laika! Pffft, it does pathetic damage with Wake-up Slap despite a type advantage, and wastes its next turn on Mean Look. Laaaaame~

 

The puzzles are pretty easy to solve. I remember in the original, though, all you had to do was skate in a spiral… at least this requires you to think a bit outside the box. Oh, hey! One of the losing trainers says “The strongest usually don’t look very strong. I think you fit that description.” What a backhanded son of a—!!

 

One more trainer wielding a lv. 29 Dewgong and the battle for the badge is upon us.

 

BOSS: Gym Leader Pryce

 

Of all the redesigns in this game, Pryce probably got the best one. He went from a hunched-over old geezer with a dorky sweater to a guy with a classy coat and sweater combo that sway impressively in the arctic wind.

 

Okay, battle begin!

 

He leads with a lv. 30 Seel. Underwhelming… and technically not even an Ice-type. Go, Franklin lv. 33. Thunderpunch—I win, what a surprise.

 

Next up he send up Piloswine, lv. 34. Despite its level hike this thing is no threat to Felix, lv. 30, and his Surf. Piloswine only goes one turn and uses it to start up a hailstorm.

 

Pryce’s last pokemon is a lv. 32 Dewgong. I switch back to Franklin and OHKO with Thunder. That… was the most underwhelming Gym Battle ever. You should be ashamed, Pryce.

 

However, the parting words he gives are far more meaningful to a nuzlocker… “When the ice and snow melt, spring arrives. You and your pokemon will be together for many years to come. Cherish your time together.” I can only hope so, Pryce.

 

For victory, we receive the Glacier Badge and Hail TM. We’re approaching the end. Stay tuned.

Current Teammates: Felix (Feraligatr), Franklin (Ampharos), Victoire (Graveler), Kenya (Fearow), Laika (Stantler), Aaron (Kadabra)

Previous Entry: Nuzlocke Adventure 18: TOPICAL JOKES
Next Entry: Nuzlocke Adventure 20: City Under Siege


  • Mood: Cheerful
  • Listening to: Fighting of the Spirit
  • Reading: The Mallorean
  • Watching: Wakfu
  • Playing: Pokemon SoulSilver
  • Eating: Bacon Cheeseburgers
  • Drinking: Voltage

Nuzlocke Adventure 18: TOPICAL JOKES

Journal Entry: Sun Nov 9, 2014, 2:00 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: 4

Badges so far: 6

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Lake of Rage

Now that we’ve caught Noelle, the fellow at the edge of the lake introduces himself as Lance Bass. He thinks that someone forced it to evolve, which is weird because it was ten levels above the usual Magikarp evolution… eh, whatever. He wants to investigate the souvenir shop and invites me along. Sure, let’s go!

 

Eh? Lyra? Why are you calling now? And to talk about Route 47? That’s last entry’s news! Get with the program, girl!

 

Before we return to Mahogany, we have one stop to make.

 

Route 30

I pawn off the Red Scale we got from Noelle to Mr. Pokemon. In return he gives us the Exp. Share! Now it’ll be much easier to train buffer pokemon and new additions. Now, to Mahogany!

 

Mahogany Town

Lance Bass said to follow him into the shop, so that’s what we’ll do. Wow, as I enter he Hyper Beams some poor schmuck across the room! Ease up, there! He intimidates the other guy into stepping aside and reveals the stairs. Now we split up! Okay!

 

Team Rocket HQ

Right off the bat, we get two back-to-back Team Rocket battles when we step in front of the Persian statue. The grunts aren’t exactly a challenge, though.

 

I know Team Rocket favors the Poison type, so Victoire and Aaron are going to be my weapons of choice here. I’m keeping them in the forefront. Also, while I could trip the switch to shut off the sensors in the statues, the grunts give cheap, easy XP, so I may as well fight them all. I’ll come back when that’s over and done with.

 

…well, that was tedious. Still, got a few levels out of the deal. I also beat a few other Grunts and Scientists on this level. One even told me that this place used to be a ninja hideout! I didn’t know ninja were so… high-tech. O:

 

Down the stairs and Lance Bass is waiting for us. He heals us up, which is nice, because Victoire and Aaron were running low on PP. Then he darts off. Bye bye bye… We pass in front of a suspicious pair of doors and floor some guy with two Venonants.

 

Down even further and it’s Lance Bass again! Two passwords needed to enter the boss’s room, huh? Why not just have your Dragonite break it down?

 

A researcher says he used to work for Silph, manufacturer of Poke Balls and one of the biggest corporations in the world, but ditched them to work for Team Rocket, a crime syndicate missing its boss that’s been on its last legs for three years. How’s that working out for you, by the way? Oh, so his experiment was a radio signal to drive pokemon insane.

 

…what a dick! D:

 

A little further up, another says she won’t hand over the password to a “weakling.” Wait, Silver’s here? She’s a pushover just like her Ekans and Gloom and upon defeat, she surrenders the password: Slowpoketail. How… predictable. Still, we need one more.

 

A little to left and…

 

Hyuck-hyuck-hycuk! The best grunt in the history of the pokemon franchise, bar none! Don’t give me any of that Engrish-speaking Rocket Grunt crap. Mister Dorky Laugh over here is where it’s at! He tells me the second password is “Raticatetail.” As un-appetizing as Slowpoketail sounded, Raticatetail just sounds even more so.

 

“I don’t care that pokemon are hurt by our experiment,” says Scientist Mitch. Wow, guy makes no bones on where he stands. ‘S brutal.

 

Up north they leave a TM just out in the open, begging to be *ahem* snatched. You get one guess what the move is! Further along we get a member of Team Rocket who actually appears to have a conscience. He attacks us, sure, but at least he’s apologetic about having to “eliminate” a kid! He leads with a Rattata, though, so the only one getting eliminated is him.

 

Up some stairs and we get another TM! The Rockets are just throwing these out like Halloween candy! Now we’re at the boss’s office, but Silver shows up to whine at us some more. Turns out he got whomped by Lance Bass and thinks he can beat him by getting “stronger pokemon.” Yeah, Silver, sure.

 

Up in the office, Giovanni himself threatens us! No, wait, it’s this loser instead.

 

BOSS: Executive Petrel

I lead with Laika, lv. 28, and Petrel opens with a lv. 22 Zubat—wait, level 22? At this stage in the game?! You’re a freaking boss, Petrel! Your pokemon are at the level of the third-to-last Gym Leader I’ve faced! Of all the—I just—really?!

 

Laika OHKOs it with Stomp, surprising nobody, and he sends in Koffing, lv. 22. Another flimsy underevolved pokemon? I send in Aaron lv. 30 and clean house with Psybeam. His last pokemon is a Raticate—lv. 24 this time, woo-hoo. Still weaker than Morty’s strongest pokemon. You know, that guy I beat three badges ago? I return Laika to the field. “Hey, you’re good!” Petrel says as he switches in Raticate. No, you’re just weak!

 

Do I even need to tell you that Laika owns this thing? I mean honestly.

 

After the fight, Petrel exposits about Giovanni in case someone out there didn’t play the Kanto games and runs off. Murkrow crows out “Hail Giovanni” and darts off.

 

CATCH THAT KROW

 

Murkrow unlocks the transmitter room for us, but as we enter, some woman in white accosts us! She’s Ariana, the interim leader while Giovanni is away, and she’s taking none of our crap! She even brought a Grunt to back her up! (Um, good for her?) However, Lance Bass shows up to even the odds. Time for another boss battle!

 

BOSS: Executive Ariana

The Grunt sends out a Lv. 18 Drowzee, Ariana sends out a lv. 25 Arbok, I send out Kenya, lv. 30, and Lance Bass sends out a level 40 Dragonite. Uh… I think we win.

 

Dragonite leads with Thunder and KOs the Arbok, and Kenya’s Return does the same to Drowzee. Ariana and the Grunt send out a lv. 27 Murkrow and a lv. 20 Grimer, respectively.

 

Dragonite flies up (he wasted a move slot on Fly?!) and Kenya almost takes out Murkrow with Return. They targeted Dragonite and got nowhere.

 

Fly makes mincemeat out of Murkrow and Aerial Ace annihilates Grimer despite Minimize. Dragonite’s Twister almost brings down her lv. 25 Gloom and Kenya polishes it off with another Aerial Ace. Kenya even reaches lv. 31!

 

Ariana darts off after the battle; looks like Team Rocket has given up the hideout as a lost cause. Wow, Lance Bass! The two of us were really… NSYNC *shot*

 

Our last task is to make the Electrode faint. I’m switching Victoire to the front, as I think they know Selfdestruct…

 

Huh. You know, this is technically a new area and the Electrode are technically wild pokemon. Let’s see if I can catch the first one!

 

I manage to catch it. I name it Jackson. “Serious nature. Loves to eat.” Victoire quickly takes out the other two with Magnitude. Lance Bass rewards us with the Whirlpool HM, which is up there with Cut and Fog Clear in terms of trash HM moves.


And with that, we’ve driven off the threat of Team Rocket! Now that guy in front of the Gym should be gone. Next time, we take on Pryce—the Teacher of Winter’s Harshness. Stay tuned!

Current Teammates: Felix (Feraligatr), Franklin (Ampharos), Victoire (Graveler), Kenya (Fearow), Laika (Stantler), Aaron (Kadabra)

Previous Entry: Nuzlocke Adventure 17: Big Red One
Next Entry: Nuzlocke Adventure 19: Old Man Winter



  • Mood: Regretful
  • Listening to: Sur te Pas
  • Reading: The Mallorean
  • Watching: Game Grumps
  • Playing: Pokemon SoulSilver
  • Eating: Chicken Sandwiches
  • Drinking: Voltage

Nuzlocke Adventure 17: Big Red One

Journal Entry: Sat Nov 8, 2014, 5:32 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: 4

Badges so far: 6

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Cliff Edge Gate

I’m here at this spot, in the cavern west of Cianwood. Warden Baoba called us and told us to come here, so we have! There’s actually no wild pokemon here until you can use Rock Climb, so let’s pass on through to the next area.

 

Route 47

The music here sounds closer in style to Sinnoh and Unova music, but it’s still not bad. We walk along a scenic cliff’s edge, beating up one hiker and his team full of Dunsparce. Nearby is a cave…

 

Cliff Cave

Looks like we’ll get a pokemon from this area before Route 47. Let’s see who’s on the docket. Oh, Machop, lv. 19! A fighting-type might be useful… and I catch her! Name: Sydney. “Bold nature, mischievous.”

 

Also, remember Trevor? That Shellder I said was joining my buffer team? I’ve switched him in temporarily in favor of Victoire and I level him up to 26 on the wild pokemon here. If you’re interested about his personality, he’s laid-back, chill, and a little lazy. Laika, the prankster, occasionally enlists him to help her out.

 

Anyway, I head down the ladder and emerge on the water level of Route 47.

 

Route 47

Time to Surf here and see what other pokemon I get. (Lyra, dear, don’t call. I don’t care about you or your Tauros either.)

 

“A wild Staryu appeared!” That… could actually prove useful! Let’s catch it! I name her Sofia. “Rash nature, proud of its power.” Neat! I do a little bit of Surfing to find a Pearl, but most of the water is closed off to me without Waterfall or Rock Climb. I return to Cliff Cave and take the top exit to get challenged by a Double Team!

 

Trevor and Felix, my aquatic aces, lead off, but their pokemon are an Electabuzz and a Magmar. Now I wish I hadn’t boxed Victoire! Felix could probably sweep the Magmar with Surf, but that Electabuzz makes me worried. I swap in Carmen and Franklin.

 

Carmen gets hit by Thunderbolt on the switch and it’s a Critical Hit! She survives with exactly 1 HP… oh my gosh, how terrifying! I heal her up on Franklin’s turn and have her use Dig to eliminate that Electabuzz posthaste! Static paralyzes her but it goes down.

 

I switch her out for Felix—seriously, she was this close to death—and have Franklin lay into the Magmar with Thunder. Thunder OHKOs and the Double Team is defeated!

 

A little further down the path, another double battle awaits us. I still send out the all-stars of Trevor and Felix. They use an Onix and Cloyster (how Freudian) but don’t put up much of a fight.

 

Route 48

We’re almost to the Safari Zone! But first…

 

“A wild Gloom appeared!” Hey, it’s my first Grass-type! I name him Ryan. “Lonely nature. Quick to flee.” After picking up a Nugget over to the side, it’s time to enter!

 

Safari Zone

I pick up some Dusk and Quick balls from a stand. A lady nearby says people often say she looks like Slowpoke. Uh…

 

Inside the main building, Baoba wants us to take the Owner Aptitude Test. What’s that? Oh, I have to catch a Geodude and show it to him. …that’s going to be a bit difficult under my current rules, but who knows.

 

In the Zone proper, I dodge the early patches of grass and see what there is to find further up in the desert area. Who will we encounter? Oh, a Nidorino! Let’s see if we can catch him. I throw some mud to make him mad, and the first Safari Ball gets it done! Let’s call him Jacob. “Bashful nature. Mischievous.” I actually have a couple of Moon Stones thanks to Mom, if I wanted to evolve him…

 

Well, Baoba, that was… underwhelming. Goodbye, I’ll probably never see you again. Sorry I failed your Aptitude Test. Oh, and Joey calls because of course he does.

 

Route 42

Well, time to get our quest back on track. I swung by Ecruteak and sold some junk. I also swapped in Lizzie because we’ll be needing her; I boxed Franklin, who’s the highest leveled. This, as you might recall, is the spot where we got that redundant Spearow with Headbutt, so no new pokemon for me. To the north is one of the three entrances to Mt. Mortar. Let’s check it out.

 

Mt. Mortar

After several redundant encounters here, I accidentally KO the Zubat that was encounter number four. No great loss. I know there’s a lot more to do here, but I’m not prepared to tackle this place just yet. We’ll be back.

 

Route 42

Well, nothing to do, really, except head east to Mahogany. Let’s gooooooo! Suicune is lurking in an area enclosed to the south. Let’s go check it out! Suicune runs off, as usual, Eusine has great music, as usual, and I get nowhere fast, as… well, you know.

 

Near the end of the route, I have to contend with a Fisherman and a Pokemaniac. Neither puts up much of a fight against Felix, though the former’s Qwilfish does poison him. Felix also sweeps the final trainer, a Hiker. Eugh, so close to lv. 30!

 

And with that, we’re to the quiet hamlet, Mahogany Town!

 

Mahogany Town

This town has some pretty laid-back music for a place billing itself as “home of the ninja.” Just sayin’.

 

And what’s that sign say? “Just a souvenir shop. Nothing suspicious about it. No reason to be alarmed.” Suuuuuuure. Is that a big metal antenna sticking out of your tree? A fat man blocks the entrance to the Gym. Fat men—my eternal nemeses!

 

I stick both Victoire and Franklin back in my party for the time being. Some huckster sells me a RageCandyBar. Yummy? The old guy still won’t let me pass. What if I have Felix tear your head off? Huh? Huh? HUH?

 

Well, whatever. Let’s head north.

 

Route 43

Felix finally levels off the first Camper here and reaches level 30! You know what that means. Feraligatr time! Boo-yah!

 

Even more exciting is this—Youngster Joey?! No, go away! It’s the tall grass! Who do we encounter? Why, it’s a Girafarig! I name her Anne. “Quiet nature. Somewhat vain.” I’m not bumping her up to buffer status because she’s outclassed on the Normal end of things by Laika and Carmen, and on the Psychic end of things by Aaron. Still, a useful catch!

 

And speaking of being outclassed… I have an announcement. I currently have two Normal-types on my team, or three if you count Kenya, who can wreck pretty hard with Return. Carmen’s done me good, but now that we’re in the later stages of the game I’ve got to face facts. Laika has better stats overall and significantly better attack, and is also more versatile with Intimidate, Hypnosis, and Shadow Ball. The only way Carmen trumps Laika is in speed. So, I’ve decided to bump Carmen down to buffer status and graduate Aaron up to main—he has fragile defenses, but wicked speed and special attack, and would contribute to better team diversity overall.

 

Carmen just can’t cut it endgame, and the earlier incident against the Electabuzz made me realize she’s liable to get killed if I keep her in the party. The RNG could have easily shaved off that last health point if it had been feeling cruel. I’m sorry, Carmen, but it’s for the best. I’ve already boxed her and brought out Aaron to join permanently.

 

Now, then. Going through the gatehouse would be a fast way to lose $1000, so let’s take the side routes instead.

 

A Picknicker gives me her phone number so we can “chat about Clefairy!” Uh… um… well, what the hell. Let’s do it. A nearby Pokemaniac sends out a Slowbro. At lv. 20?! We got a sharker here! And now I’m missing Thomas again… :c

 

I’d forgotten about this detail, but another one of the local Pokemaniacs actually complains about Silver! How interesting!

 

“I’m in a slump. Maybe it’s the gear I’m using,” says a Fisherman wielding a lv. 10 Magikarp. No, I don’t think it’s the gear.

 

Lake of Rage

It’s raining here! How quaint! People are clustered around the lake and looking at a frightening creature lurking there. And since this is technically the first encounter here… let’s see if we can snag the red Gyarados!

 

Oh, she’s female! And lv. 30, which isn’t something to sneeze at. I can’t remember if she has Dragon Rage or not, but just to be safe I’m not letting anyone get below 40 HP. Right off the bat, let’s paralyze her with Thunder Wave. This should make catching her easier. Now I’m switching to Kenya, who’s strong enough to take a few hits and who should get the Gyarados low without KOing it. A few Aerial Aces should do the trick.

 

I get really lucky with paralysis and the Gyarados doesn’t move one inch as Kenya whittles her down. Now it’s time to catch her! I can’t use Lure Balls since she’s not hooked, but would Heavy Balls be effective? I don’t know Gyarados’s exact weight. Let’s chuck a few and if they don’t work out, I’ll switch to Ultra Balls.


Success! My first Heavy Ball catches it! I’m naming the Red Gyarados Noelle, and her personal details are “Lonely nature. Often lost in thought.” Here’s another addition to the buffer party alongside Carmen and Trevor! Next time, we’ll talk to that ridiculously clad man at the lake’s edge and continue our quest. Stay tuned!

Current Teammates: Felix (Feraligatr), Franklin (Ampharos), Victoire (Graveler), Kenya (Fearow), Laika (Stantler), Aaron (Kadabra)

Previous Entry: Nuzlocke Adventure 16: Bosses Galore
Next Entry: Nuzlocke Adventure 18: TOPICAL JOKES



  • Mood: Regretful
  • Listening to: Sur te Pas
  • Reading: The Mallorean
  • Watching: Game Grumps
  • Playing: Pokemon SoulSilver
  • Eating: Chicken Sandwiches
  • Drinking: Voltage

Nuzlocke Adventure 20: City Under Siege

Journal Entry: Tue Nov 18, 2014, 11:46 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: 4

Badges so far: 7

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Mahogany Town

Jeez, Professor, calm down! I’ll answer the phone! Uh-huh… uh-huh… radio broadcast… yeah, mm-hmm… Team Rocket… yes, fine, I’ll go check it out.

 

Goldenrod City

Well, despite the fact that armed thugs are wandering around everywhere, nothing seems too out of place. Even the happy music is the same! One detail I like is how the Goldenrod Gym trainers are at least trying to battle Team Rocket. What’re your excuses, Pryce and Bugsy?

 

Okay, let’s go!

 

Golderod Underground

We have to be wearing a Team Rocket uniform to enter, so let’s do it! The way the Rocket cap’s brim sticks out front while my own juts behind is fairly ridiculous… but then, that’s the point! I go around and mess with all the townsfolk in Goldenrod before returning to my mission. Gra-ha-ha-ha!

 

Highlights from dicking around as a Team Rocket member:


“Mom told me to stay away from people in black suits.” “Be it Team Rocket, ‘Team Pocket,’ or whatever… leave me alone! I’m busy shopping and have no time to waste!” “What kind of business would a Team Rocket member have here? We aren’t selling sanity here.” “For a young one like you to decide to become a member of Team Rocket… that’s great, kiddo!” “You better listen to me. Quit being a Team Rocket member already!”

 

My absolute favorite, however, has to be this from the trade receptionist in the pokemon center: “Our apologies for the inconvenience… but people wearing black clothing, people who engage in unlawful activities, and people who are members of Team Rocket are barred from participating.” I can get the latter two, but are you telling me that the pokemon centers discriminate against goths? That’s freaking hilarious!

 

Okay, enough doofing around. Time to tackle the mission for real.

 

Radio Tower

Silver? What are you doing here? Go home! You’re too weak to be here! >8U And he somehow undresses me while spinning me around… and I’m fully clothed in my old outfit after he’s done. Suuuure. And the guard instantly targets me when it’s over and done with and not Silver. That’s not fair!

 

And Silver wanders off. Yes, heaven forbid you actually help solve a problem for once in your life. Nerd.

 

The Rockets on the next floor up are pretty weak. It’s sad, really. Franklin is a bit overleveled from his Gym domination—the boss killer doing his thing, you know how it is—so I’m using this opportunity to give everyone else a shot to level up. One guy even uses nothing but Rattata. Just pathetic.

 

The third floor is more of the same, with a few Grimer and Koffing and other unevolved pokemon. Most of them are in the early 20s for levels, which makes them almost a full ten levels weaker than I. One guy sends out a Weezing and I’m a bit worried that a Selfdestruct or Explosion is coming my way, but Laika’s flinchax pulls through once again.

 

I need a card key to open a door, but I seriously doubt that Victoire or Felix couldn’t bust it down if they really tried. Well, ho hum. Let’s go see the director.

 

There’s a Rocket grunt crushing on Proton one level up. I’d forgotten about her. She goes down just like everyone else, and I Stomp (literally) all over a Porygon used by a nearby Scientist. How many of those do you see wielded by trainers in the games?

 

On the fifth floor, I can see Ariana lurking in an as-yet unreachable part of the building. That’s not what we’re here for, however. No, let’s talk to the director. Oh surprise surprise, he’s actually a boss!

 

BOSS: Executive Petrel

I send out Aaron lv. 31 and he sends out a lv. 30 Koffing. Fun fact: I’ve equipped Aaron with Choice Specs due to the fact that I probably won’t ever do anything other than use his strongest Psychic-type move when he’s on the field. I’m sure he outspeeds any Koffing and Weezing, too. How’s your team of all Poison pokemon looking, Petrel? Aaron OHKOs Koffing with Psybeam.

 

Petrel sends out lv. 32 Weezing and Aaron OHKOs.

 

Petrel sends out lv. 30 Koffing and Aaron OHKOs.

 

Petrel sends out another lv. 30 Koffing and Aaron OHKOs.

 

Petrel sends out another lv. 30 Koffing and Aaron OHKOs.

 

Petrel sends out another lv. 30 Koffing and Aaron OHKOs.

 

…that was pathetic as usual, Petrel.

 

Fun fact: Aaron started that fight at lv. 31 and ended it lv. 33. With the Basement Key in hand, next time we’ll enter the Goldenrod Underground and find the director. Stay tuned.

Current Teammates: Felix (Feraligatr), Franklin (Ampharos), Victoire (Graveler), Kenya (Fearow), Laika (Stantler), Aaron (Kadabra)

Previous Entry: Nuzlocke Adventure 19: Old Man Winter


  • Mood: Pirate
  • Listening to: Kill la Kill Soundtrack
  • Reading: The Black Echo
  • Watching: Big Hero 6
  • Playing: Pokemon SoulSilver
  • Eating: Popcorn
  • Drinking: Sprite

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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.

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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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