Hello again Island Guests it is time for a second instalment of my Pokémon Randomiser Nuzlocke! In the first part you could read about trainer Pinkie failing and being reborn into a slightly differently new life! Very much aware of what happend she decided to pursue her career as a Pokemon Trainer once again! Today we begin the story of her second cycle! For Part 1 click here!
About the Nuzlocke!
Having learned from my Pokémon Typing series I have made a neat little info chart showing the rules of my Nuzlocke! If for some reason you did not read part 1 and started to read here, let me explain what a Nuzlocke is once more. A Nuzlocke is way of playing trough Pokémon with a series of self imposed rules. You can only capture the first pokémon you find per route and must always nickname them. Then once a pokémon faints in battle it is considered dead and you can no longer use it. For more specific rules please read the picture.
In the last part we started our journey with a Vigoroth, we caught a Gorebyss, a Quagsire a Misdreavous a Snubull and a Cleffa.. however upon challenging Falkner we sound out his ace was an slightly over leveled Registeel! My team was quickly killed after that. So by the rules of the Nuzlocke the game was re-randomised. Numbers of deaths so far…6! Number of badges 0! As well as my total progres! Let’s see if we can get at least a bit further this time. As we read this in character journal of my sweet trainer girl.
Day 1 again.. maybe it’s day 2.. for me it is day 2 at least so let’s call it day 2. Ethan was rubbing his Marill in my face again… I had lived through this already. I would not let him do more of that gloating he did before… So I immediately walked into Professor Elm’s lab! I wanted to get my Vigoroth and get going..but after he told me about the amazing discovery Mister Pokémon made I got to select my Pokéball. In the same slot Vigorth used to be in was now a Feebas! That is pretty worthless! In the second slot was a Nincada.. I would not get far with that… yet in the third slot was an Espeon! I knew it would take a long while for it to get a note-worthy move but hey at least it is something right?! So I took that on an adventure with me and him Kuro…but somehow when Professor Elm asked me if I was sure about that name I said no.. I don’t know why.. It’s like that stupid owl I once encountered when I got reincarnated as this forest boy! He kept talking and then he asked me if I got all that. I somehow ended up saying no! In the end Espeon did not end up listening to a nickname! Luckily I would be able to nickname it once we reached Goldenrod City.
Not Kuro the Espeon had a lot more trouble facing off against opponents than Raist ever did..where Eevee starts out with tackle.. and Espeon is a very special attacker.. he could not do much for me… I would have to train a lot with him. So we worked our way up to Mister Pokémon and Professor Oak like we did last time. I had to train Espeon up to level 10 to even be functional before then.. knowing I would face Indigo on my way back! Espeon was level 12 by the time I encountered my rival and surprisingly was able to take down my Rival fairly quickly. In this lifetime the rival was blonde though and not red! That is so funny because last life I really regretted that he was red.. it felt like he should have been blonde! Is the world becoming more adapted to my wants and needs? Regardless, we beat him and we delivered the Pokémon Egg to its original destination and I was now also free to keep Espeon! Even though I still missed Raist. I got some pokéballs and knew that now we were playing serious!
This time however with Espeon being so physically weak, we had it much easier to catch Pokémon. On the first route I managed to catch a Lucario! Which is pretty amazing! He knew Metal Claw and I decided to name it MK666. After a shy coconut I once met! On route 46 I subsequently managed to catch a Larvitar which I named Eggsammy.. because Eggsandwich as a name would not fit! I then realised how much. Still Dark Rock, Fighting Steel and Psychic seemed like a good start. Then the old man incident happened of course, but this time I was prepared not to scare me! On the next route I missed capturing a Mareep due to an unfortunate crit from MK666. Just as I was kinda upset because I love Mareep and an electric type would be a nice addition to my team.. I pummeled Youngster Joey’s team in the ground! Lucario was so good! Eggsammy quickly learned to bite and became rather solid as well. My grumpiness disappeared as I managed to snag a Lanturn as my next friend on Route 31! I love Lanturn. It is so cute! My typings were amazing plus these were all pretty good Pokémon! Would this be my moment in the sun?!
The Funeral and a Victory
In a nearby cave I was even able to catch a Sableye, a ghost dark type pokémon which at this point in time had no defensive weaknesses and several immunities. That means it could be a pretty good ally for our Nuzlocke adventure. He would be safe to swap into every time while I heal up my team.. a tank or shield of sorts. Since it has such a weird head shape that looks like a sci-fi robot or a jojo’s stand I decided to name it Scott. Now Scott made me realise I was in a bit of trouble. I had 5 really good Pokémon..and they were all under leveled. So I would already have to grind! I hate grinding! So me and my pokémon dove into the tall grass, rolling around until we encountered a pokémon and we killed it. I was worried about how little XP I got .. until I suddenly realised that Scott leveled up without me training! Upon closer inspection I found out he had an EXP share randomised onto him! Neat! So we went into some heavy training. This training nearly killed Scott and EggSammy once but I managed to pull through! With everyone at level 10 at least it was time to rechallenge sprout tower.
When I came around to that same guy who killed Heather last time.. things began falling apart. MK666 had no fighting move yet and our opponent send out a Snorlax.. which his high powered compared to most of my team. I should have send in Scott.. but I figured I would send Espeon in first.. use sand attack to weaken his accuracy… then Snorlax bit Espeon’s head off! Critical! No amount of potions could save Espeon from having it’s head bit off.. so i already had my first death. Scott had no means to hit the Snorlax and Lucario had no move to effectively counter him. So I had to develop a technique of dealing damage, switching Scott, healing my pokémon.. confuse it with scott and then swap into Lucario again hoping that Snorlax would hit itself in confusion! It brought us a victory.. but the nameless Espeon was dead. So I digitised it and put it in a random box in the computer.
From beating Snorlax Mk666 however, he had learned Force Palm! With Metal Claw and Force Palm Lucario was a tough cookie! I knew we had a pretty good shot at the gym this time around. After catching a few more pokemon not viable for the team right now, such as poliwhirl, voltorb and budew my highest monster was at level 12 and I knew Falkner’s ace would be at about 14. So I took MK666 and leveled it to 14 at the gym trainers. However when the leader came up he only had a Mismagius and a Foretress, both got taken down by Eggsammy! My first badge had been won! I have gotten my revenge.
So finally we could venture on! I found one of the plates of god in some bushes nearby! One of the 17 plates representing Arceus was sitting there in the tall grass guarded by a bug keeper guy who liked to be called Dancer Cynthia. After dealing with Cynthia I collected the plate and noticed it was the Splash plate which would power up Pix , Bubble attack! So now my dolphin was equipped with a godly Relic, when we had to make a trek past some Fisherman who likes to be called Burglars! I told them ” Swiper, No Swiping ” and they told me they aren’t criminals like those Lass people robbing mansions! They are Burglars.. people who fish up pokemon on their boat and sell them for food! ‘So you are ‘Fisherman’ I asked and they said no, Fisherman guard locations after dark… this world is weird.
One of the burglars was scary, normally in the game he would have five magikarp including one overpowered one..but after randomisation that turned into a level 16 gengar. Pix came in to paralyse it with a thunder wave and Eggsammy finished it off! Scott took down the weaker ones and got in some good levels! When we had finished killing every pokemon that belonged to a train I scored like three phone numbers of people wanting to see me again. Mom then kept calling as well..saying she bought me berries with my price money! Mom, what mailman will meet me at a pokemart to hand me 5 berries?
Near a cave I had to traverse through to get go Azalea city I was approached by a guy trying to sell me a Slowpoke tail for a million dollars. He said it was a delicacy! I told him even if that is true I could get a 50.000 pokeballs for that money and Slowpokes catch rate isn’t all THAT hard. Tails grow back and if one died in battle I could eat it whole! He got angry but told me that I would find it hard to find Slowpoke with a tail soon enough and I would regret it. I am a ten year old, I don’t want to know my burger was once a Miltank! So don’t make me recognise pink hippo tail either.
The trek to the cave was uneventful! I heard stories about caves being filled with Zubat but this cave was filled with Lapras and unfortunately with Beedrill! I caught one as my first encounter but mostly so the scary thing went away! The rest of the cave was mostly Lucario strangeling Lapras ..about 5 or 6 and Eggsammy tossing rocks at Beedrill. I get vert seasick from riding anything and I am terrifed of wasps do thid wasn’t a good place for me! Three firebreathers who like to be called birdkeepers must have heard my screams of terror as they mourned their teams. Pix and MK666 took good care of them.
When I finally reached the end of the cave I encountered a big husky bearded person with an alpine hat. Picknicker Sally was no match for my team that grew in power. Pix learned to flail..which is a good move when she is at low hp..but since this is a Nuzlocke.. all she could effectively do in terms of offence was blow bubbles empowered by god. A man with a black shirt and unfashionable cap told me I could not go into the well. I assume his name was Robby or something as his shirt featured a big red R. I walked into town and stocked up on pokeballs and some potions trying to access the second gym.. without much success.
So I figured I would visit Kurt the pokeball master! He could make me Pink Pokeballs! He told me I had to help him rescue Slowpokes from the well first! What’s up with all these people wanting to go inside a well! If there are slowpokes swimming in that well I doubt the water will taste very fresh! I imagine slowpokes taking big dumps in that water..regardless Kurt had already ran out by the time I finished that train of thought and I really wanted pink pokeballs and Scott could use a few more battles before the next gym…so I went in the well. There I found Kurt, a 60 year old man or so who fell three stories down. I assumed he was dead but he then told me, team rocket is inside, I hurt my back go in and face them.
Did he just fake his injuries not to fight against criminals or is he super sturdy? I asked if I should not get help first.. maybe the well could flood and we would drown! He told me he should be up and about by the time I took down their leader! So I may just be 10 years old…but that to me sounds like he is faking..but well..pink pokeballs and all. So I thanked him for getting me this far and cracked my knuckles! Finally I was going to kill some Pokemon of people who really deserved it.
Days spend: 2
Gym Badges Obtained: 1
Deaths: 1 This run, 7 Total
Times Reset: 1