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Carbon's Emerald Nuzlocke Update 5: The End of Mauville through Flannery
Left Mauville, fought the Winstrates, went to Route 112, caught a female Numel. This is perfect, because Flannery's Torkoal and Camerupt know Attract and are both females, meaning Poshul can strike at them without fear of being immobilized. Grinded her a bit on the grass types near Verdanturf so she could learn Magnitude at 19, then got Strength and taught it to her too.
Went through Fiery Path, found a female Koffing. Her name is Swan Song because of their exploding tendencies. Fought my way to Fallarbor. Got TM43 [Secret Power] and taught it to Gyarados. Caught a female Spinda named Lollygag in Route 113. I love Spinda. Got TM32 [Double Team] and after a little thinking taught it to Numel.
Went to the Dig site and got TM28 [Dig] and taught it to Aron. Also got TM05 [Roar] but have not taught it to anyone yet. Route 114 offered me a Nuzleaf, but I already have one so I KO'd it. Caught up with the Teams in the Meteor Falls. Was offered a Zubat but she was too low-leveled and all of my hits were easy OHKOs so I ignored her.
Continued to the top of Mount Chimney, where I fought Maxie. Minun took out his Mightyena and Zubat easily [Spark was a 2HKO on Mightyena and an OHKO on Zubat] and Numel got a lucky Magnitude 10 and OHKO'd his Camerupt. Continued down the Jagged Pass, where I caught Luccia the female Spoink. She seems to be a confident replacement should Dustox fall. Gyarados learned Dragon Rage here.
Arrived in Lavaridge, and wasn't feeling in the mood to grind. So I went right to the Gym. The trainers there were worth enough EXP to satisfy my grinding needs. Flannery wasn't as hard as I expected. Magnitude 7 and 8 took down her Numel and Slugma. I sent out Gyarados against Camerupt, where Dragon Rage was a fancy 2HKO due to the cheapness of always 40 damage. It got an Attract on me but I was not immobilized. Brought out Numel for her Torkoal, survived the Overheat and responded with a Magnitude 6. Her Torkoal had a White Herb so its Sp. Atk reduction was lost, and I knew Numel couldn't take another, so I switched to Gyarados for the KO with Dragon Rage. Flannery down. :)
The Team, and their moves, since I did a lot of TM teaching this run:
(note: I updated these movepools with a list of potential replacements so you can see my thoughts. These are in [brackets].)
Skates the Aron, level 26.
~Rock Tomb [TM]
~Dig [TM] -- [Earthquake (via TM)]
J Fly the Grovyle, level 26.
~Absorb -- [Leaf Blade]
~Pursuit -- [Detect]
~Quick Attack -- [Slam]
~Rock Smash [HM]
SwdRvlnLht the Gyarados, level 26.
~Secret Power [TM]
~Bite -- [Dive / Waterfall] NOTE: I plan on teaching him Dive for the part of the plot where I need this move, and then deleting it and replacing with Waterfall.
~Torment [TM] -- [Surf]
Suicoon the Dustox, level 26.
~Psybeam -- [Psychic (via TM)]
~Gust -- [Silver Wind / Toxic]
~Protect -- [Aerial Ace (via TM)]
~Moonlight -- [Giga Drain (via TM)]
Queen Zeal the Minun, level 26.
~Quick Attack -- [Return (via TM)]
~Spark -- [Thunderbolt (via TM)]
Poshul the Numel, level 26.
~Ember -- [Flamethrower]
~Magnitude -- [Earthquake]
~Double Team [TM]
Lolumad the Whismur, level 7.
FntasticFox the Zigzagoon, level 4.
Starky the Nuzleaf, level 23.
Swan Song the Koffing, level 16
Nofirth the Skitty, level 24
Lollygag the Spinda, level 16
Luccia the Spoink, level 20
Sorry for the kind of brief detail here, I've got homework to do now.
The Updated Future Predictions Log, Because It's Better Than Homework!:
Norman: I'm sure I can dispose of his Linoone, Vigoroth, and Spinda rather easiy just by nuking them. They only go to a max level of 29, so they aren't too bad. Skates laughs at Normal-type moves, along with the Psychic and Dark moves that some of his team carry. Slaking is destroyed by Dustox and his Protect stalling.
Winona: Queen Zeal has lasted so far. Skates has Rock Tomb as a backup. Others can probably strike hard enough by that point.
Tate & Liza: Sceptile and Gyarados will probably serve the best here.
Juan: Queen Zeal and Sceptile will do well here.
Sidney: Will probably just end up using hard-hitting to muscle my way through.
Phoebe: The only one I'm unsure on; should I bring a Shiftry just for her?
Glacia: Numel/Cameupt. <3 Also Skates, I guess.
Drake: Skates has a nice Dragon resistance. Ice Beam on one of my pokemon will help tremndously.
Wallace: Trolled by Queen Zeal and J Fly.
Any suggestions? I hope you guys enjoy reading these as much as I enjoy writing them out! All insight is appreciated; thanks to those of you who have made suggestions already! I'm very proud of how well my first Scramble is going. I guess I've played pokemon too much in the past and I know all the good grinding spots. :P
EDIT: Updated the party's moves with likely future replacements.
EDIT: Made the post a lot better by adding lots of sprites because yay. Also corrected the spelling of Sidney's name.
EDIT: Added a bit more detail to the journey so far. Next update may be a little late tomorrow as I plan to include both Norman and Winona in one go. I'd like to hurry ths along a little; I feel like I'm grinding too much and am fairly confident in my ability to bypass both of those two without major issues.