Time for update #3 of Flamestrike's Nuzlocke challenge! Plenty of interesting stuff in this chapter, both good and bad.
Continued through Ilex Forest, met the Kimono Girl and taught Matty Headbutt. Went back to Azalea and got a female Spearow (Laura) off a tree. Advanced to the next route, started battling trainers, and Matty evolved into Togetic! Caught a female Drowzee (Kaila), then headed into Goldenrod. Got a male Abra at the Game Corner (Tyler), then went back to grind it until it evolved into Kadabra and caught up to the rest of the team, giving me my 6th member. Battled my way through the Underground and Route 35, caught a male Nidoran (Zach) there. Battled the trainers in the National Park without running into a Pokemon (waiting for the Bug Catching Contest tomorrow), then tragedy struck. Fighting the Psychic on Route 36, I used Andrew's Bite attack to quickly dispatch his first two Abra. Then Kadabra came out, and overconfident from the ease with which I destroyed his first two Pokemon, I went for the kill with Bite. One Confusion later, and I found myself staring at the dead body of my beloved Zubat :( Although saddened by the loss, I went on, finishing the Route (evolving Melinda into Weepinbell in the process) then going back to get the Radio Card and beat Whitney, Jill making the job a cinch with Rock Smash. That's where I stand now, once again with only 5 Pokemon. I could use one of my boxed Pokemon, but I want a Water type, ideally a Chinchou. Of course there's no guarantee I'll get him, but I do need a Water type or else I have no chance against Lance.
Sara the female Pidgeotto: Level 21, Relaxed nature
My team leader, Sara is easy to anger but a great friend nonetheless. Her and Melinda have become best friends and she gets along well with the entire team. Saddened by the loss of Andrew on top of her early friends, she is determined to prevent the deaths of anymore of her friends.
Melinda the female Weepinbell: Level 21, Lax nature
Melinda has taken over as one of my key Pokemon with the loss of Corey and Nick. She is best friends with Sara, and feels guilty about not treating Andrew with respect during his stay with the team. She will be a key player down the road, with status powders and decent stats.
Matty the male Togetic: Level 21, Quiet nature
No longer a baby, Matty could be considered a peacekeeper of sorts for the team now. Still quiet, he only talks when necessary, usually when there's some sort of argument. A good improvement to his stats, combined with a major movepool upgrade will make him a major powerhouse in the future.
Jill the female Geodude: Level 22, Rash nature
Jill is the powerhouse of my team at the moment, with great power and good moves. She is much quieter since Andrew's death, shutting most of the rest of the team out. Only Tyler seems to be able to communicate with her at all. Despite that, she single-handedly defeated Whitney and will be an amazing teammate for a long time.
Tyler the male Kadabra: Level 21, Bashful nature
Tyler is extremely wise, but also extremely quiet, almost never communicating. He has reached out to Jill however, realizing that she needs a friend in the wake of Andrew's death. Even with only Confusion for an attack, he is one of my if not my strongest attacker, and it will probably stay that way for a while.
Corey the male Cyndaquil: Level 13, Mild nature
Though shy, Corey was brave and always willing to stand up for his friends. He was my first Pokemon and I had hoped to have him along for the entire challenge. Unfortunately, Falkner ended those hopes with a critical hit Tackle from Pidgeotto that took me by surprise and ended my starter's life. RIP
Nick the male Rattata: Level 12, Mild nature
Nick was the troublemaker of the group, but he was always ready to fight for his friends and was really close to Corey. After Corey's death I figured Nick was my best bet to finish off Falkner's Pidgeotto, but Roost gave it just enough time to kill Nick. RIP
Andrew the male Zubat: Level 20, Careful nature
Andrew was the oddball of the group, and sometimes got on everyone's nerves, especially Melinda, who disliked him. However, the rest of the team liked him, and he became close friends with Jill. Sadly, he was a victim of my overconfidence, and was beaten by a Kadabra's Confusion before he had the chance to do anything. RIP