Time for update #5 of Flamestrike's Nuzlocke challenge! My memory may fail me here, it's been a while since I last updated and plenty has happened.
Ran through the Lighthouse, then caught a female Magikarp in Olivine (Kayla) and leveled it up once to get Gyarados to Surf for me. Ran into a Miltank on Route 39 while trying to gain that level, but killed it with a crit -_- Surfed through Route 40 and 41, evolving Houston along the way, and while I haven't caught anything on Route 40 I tried to get Chinchou in Route 41 and got a male Tentacool instead, which is now named Luke. Got to Cianwood, spanked Eusine, then evolved my three trade-evolve Pokemon. Beat Chuck (barely, had I not evolved beforehand I probably would have been toast), then went to Route 47 and got my Chinchou (male, Kyle). Of course, every rose has its thorns, and of course I got an Illuminate Chinchou -_-. But hey, it's a Chinchou. Right now I'm trying to even out my team at level 31, then I'm going to take the Mahogany route before backtracking to take down Jasmine.
Matty the male Togetic: Level 31, Quiet nature
Although he has fallen behind in the strength department, Matty is still the leader of my team and a key Pokemon. With Roost for recovery and a good selection of attack moves, he continues to be a great utility Pokemon, as well as a great friend for the entire team.
Jill the female Golem: Level 30, Rash nature
Evolution has only made Jill stronger, but her moves are starting to really fall behind the rest of the group, with her strongest being the unreliable Magnitude. At least she gets Earthquake at 33. She remains a powerhouse on the team, and has bonded with Houston and Kyle, the two newest members.
Tyler the male Alakazam: Level 31, Bashful nature
Tyler is easily the strongest Pokemon on the team right now, with massive Special Attack, great Speed, and probably the best moves of all my Pokemon. Three moves that combine for great power and instant recovery, what's not to love? With his power and wisdom, Tyler will be a great member for the group for a while.
Houston the male Machamp: Level 31, Relaxed nature
Now fully evolved, Houston has earned a spot on the team, and the respect of his teammates. While slow, he can take a hit and certainly can dish one right back out. He's also been a great friend to Kyle, who was intimidated at first by his stronger allies. Needless to say, Houston will be key as my adventure continues.
Kyle the male Chinchou: Level 26, Hasty nature
My newest member, I was really hoping to get a Chinchou, and here he is. While I was hoping to get one with Volt Absorb (stupid Illuminate -_-), Kyle will nonetheless be a key member of the party. He's already bonded with Jill and Houston, and with his Water and Electric attacks, he'll be key for covering my weaknesses down the stretch.
Catherine the female Caterpie: Level 4, Lax nature
Laura the female Spearow: Level 3, Sassy nature
Kaila the female Drowzee: Level 10, Modest nature
Zach the male Nidoran: Level 12, Lax nature
Justin the male Kakuna: Level 13, Careful nature
Eric the male Sudowoodo: Level 20, Lax nature
Dylan the male Mankey: Level 15, Docile nature
Natasha the female Flaffy: Level 16, Mild nature
Jenn the female Rattata: Level 15, Bashful nature
Jillian the genderless Magnemite: Level 16, Jolly nature
Kayla the female Gyarados: Level 21, Jolly nature
Luke the male Tentacool: Level 20, Modest nature
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
Melinda the female Weepinbell: Level 21, Lax nature
After the deaths of Corey and Nick, Melinda quickly became a key member of my team. While a great friend, she was rather uptight, and as a result she didn't get along with Andrew. However, after Andrew's death she was wracked with guilt, and determined to be friendly to any and every new member that joined. Unfortunately, she didn't live long enough to see a new member, as a Bite crit, Sleep Powder miss, and Ice Fang all combined to bring her down. RIP.
Sara the female Pidgeotto: Level 22, Relaxed nature
My team leader after Corey's early death, Sara was easy to anger but a great friend nonetheless. She bonded well with everyone on the team, and was saddened by every loss. However, not long after Melinda's death, she fought a Charmeleon and after missing multiple Quick Attacks due to Smokescreen a Dragon Rage killed her. RIP.
On a side note, I'm playing with a rule that I can ignore any Pokemon that I already have in the box or in my party, so I have some variety. Because of this rule, when I went to Route 39, I was guaranteed either Miltank or Tauros (had everyone else on the route) and on Route 47 I was practically guaranteed Chinchou (only a 3% chance of getting Shellder). I found Miltank and Chinchou as my first pokes on each route anyway. Figures.