Join Date: Mar 2010
Learning my own moves is too mainstream.
Skwog's Blue Version Nuzlocke Super Hard Challenge!
So this is what it is like to be dead. It feels so familiar. I can recall all of my memories. Memories of the world I once lived in. My mother, suffering from poison. My Pokemon, my companions, each of which relied on me. I let them all down. I especially let you down, Pablo. I swore to never let you die, and yet I let you hurt yourself in confusion. I was foolish, and I lost my best friend...
I deserve to be dead...
What is strange is this all seems so familiar. Almost like a dream...
Colors and shapes began to form in his vision as Skwog could feel his eyes blinking rapidly. The morning light was shining in his face, and woke him up from an evening of slumber. There he was, snug in his bed, back in the same place he was before he set out on his Pokemon journey.
Was it all just a dream? No, it couldn't have been. I know it was real, I can remember it all so distinctly.
"Skwog, it was not a dream. What happened really did occur."
Who is this? How do you know what I am thinking?
"My name shall be hidden for now. It is a matter of unimportance. I speak with telekinesis, Skwog. I know what goes through your mind. I know of your journey with Pablo, of how you were determined to bring peace back to the realm of Pokemon. You were not only determined to do this, Skwog. You were destined."
So... Pablo is back?
"Unfortunately, no. After you took your life, I revived your soul to the best of my ability. Though I could not get the details precisely the same, I did bring you back to your realm. I have brought you back to the day when you first selected your Pokemon. However, this is where the similarities end. Skwog, you must remember this: you are destined to save the world. You must not fail again."
Wait, though. Can't you tell me who you are? Or what I am supposed to do?
Silence. As soon as the voice appeared, it was gone. Skwog was only left with a plethora of questions, none of which he had the answers to. Whatever benevolent being was kind enough to bring him back to existence, Skwog was thankful for.
Later that day, he found himself in the same position he did in his past life: picking his beginner Pokemon. "I would like a Squirtle," Skwog said while selecting the Pokeball. "Welcome back, Pab---..." Hesitation overtook him. It would do injustice to his previous companions to name his new Pokemon the same names. "I mean Pedro..."
"Well, team, here we are. Pewter City. Home of the must rugged trainers, and where the first Pokemon Gym we are going to challenge." Skwog looked beside him, examining his companions in journey. There was Pedro, the Squirtle he set out with on the first day. Unlike Pablo, Pedro was much more flamboyant and joyous.
"Squirtle! Squirt!" boldly said the turtle as he clenched a fist, his eyes looking over the city. The small Pokemon was clearly the leader of the team, and his Water moves proved to be useful in battle. His strengths would be confirmed in Skwog's first gym battle.
"Spearooooooow!" cawed a small bird as it perched upon Skwog's shoulder. Skwog gently stroked the plumage of the Spearow, chuckling at his Pokemon's eagerness to battle.
"Sorry, Carlos, but I don't think you'll be used here. Your attacks won't do much against Brock's Pokemon."
The Spearow was disappointed, but cooed quietly, acknowledging today would not be his day for battle. Besides, Carlos had just powered his way through the Viridian Forest, a series of strong Pecks quickly taking out Weedles and Caterpies belonging to bug catchers.
"Arnold, unfortunately I'm not going to use you today either." The yellow, mouse-like creature looked up towards his trainer, a look of confusion upon its face. A small jolt of electricity surged through its cheeks, then the Pikachu shook his head rapidly as if to disperse the shock from its body. "I guess that means you understand." Arnold was the newest member of the team, only been picked up in Virdian Forest moments earlier. Though his level was low, Skwog knew not to underestimate how valuable its Electric moves could be.
"Come on, Pedro. Let's get this over with."
"A challenger? Very well. You will never take down my rock hard defenses." The gym leader, Brock, seemed confident of his ability to defeat Skwog, despite not knowing Skwog brought along a Squirtle. "Come on Geodude. Stand strong."
"Pedro, let's go." A Pokeball opened, and a beam of white light formed into the small turtle Pokemon. A fierce grunt came from Pedro as he positioned himself to attack, awaiting Skwog's orders. "Bubble." A series of bubbles flew from Pedro mouth, their liquid forms bursting upon the foe's Geodude. The rock creature could not handle the hit, and fell to the single blow.
"Dang. Geodude, return. Onix, you know the drill." Brock released his signature Pokemon from its sphere, the massive rock snake standing massively above Pedro.
Skwog laughed, knowing the size difference played no part in battle techniques. "Pedro, be quick on your feet. That Onix is fast."
"Onix, tackle that Squirtle."
The large mass of rock lunged towards the turtle, but not fast enough. Pedro was able to anticipate the targeted attack zone, and jumped nibly into the air. Onix crashed into the ground, the missed Tackle being a significant miss. Pedro then landed upon the back of the snake, knowing what was going to be ordered to him.
"Pedro, Bubble. Its weak spot is exposed, show no mercy."
Another ferocious attack of bubbles shot towards Pedro's opponent, their liquid soaking the rock creature. The weakness was not one the Onix could overcome, and Pedro managed to defeat his opponent.
"Your battle skills are admirable, Skwog. Here, take the Boulder Badge. Go to Cerulean City next, and show Misty what you are made of. There is evil in the world, and I feel there is something different about you. Something I cannot explain. I think you may be Kanto's only hope for peace."
Skwog was somewhat disappointed he did not get to be tattooed like he did in the previous life for winning in gym battles. The nifty badges were a neat substitute though, and Skwog neatly pinned the badge to the inside of his jacket. "Good work, Pedro. Let's make our way to Mt. Moon next."
"Squirtle!" said the creature in agreement. Pedro then dashed ahead of Skwog, eager for what challenges lay ahead of them. Skwog could only chuckle lightly at his companion. It was interesting to see the difference in personality between Pedro and Pablo. Both were unique in the own way, and Skwog was determined not to let his new companion down.
Dark Side of Mt. Moon
Skwog looked at the entrance into the mountain, the looming darkness inside almost inviting him to come inside. He knew of the evil inside. He knew Team Rocket lurked in the mountain. After adjusting his backpack, Skwog ventured into the tunnel knowing he had to stop Team Rocket from stealing the fossils deep inside.
Suddenly something swooped through the air, attempting to latch a set of fangs into Skwog's arm. "Arnold, come on out. Use Thundershock on whatever that is!" The yellow mouse nodded and pulled his arms in tight. A small spark was generated on its cheeks, and was sent flying towards to airborne foe. The opponent shrieked, then Skwog threw a Pokeball and successfully caught whatever it was that attacked him.
The Pokedex began to recite an entry on a Pokemon named Zubat. "Zubat, eh? Hmm... I'll call you Valerie." The trainer placed his new companion on his belt, the new Pokemon taking the fifth spot on his team. The other new member was a Pidgey he found outside of the mountain which Skwog named Jackson. "Good work, Arnold. Next time you should react faster." Arnold looked at his trainer, confused as to what he meant. "You're such a dunce..." Skwog grumbled while returning his companion.
"What's a kid doing in here? Looks like it is my job to stop you," said a man dressed in the signature Rocket uniform, readying himself to battle Skwog.
"Team Rocket..." whispered Skwog as he gripped a Pokeball.
"You know of us?"
"I know enough. Enough to know it is my job to put you to an end." Skwog tossed his Pokeball, sending out Pedro who was now in his Wartortle stage.
A few well aimed Water Gun attacks took down the Rocket's Pokemon, leaving the man stunned. "I need to warn the others... you must be stopped."
Team Rocket was unable to hold off Skwog, however. A combination of powerful Pokemon and a previous knowledge of the trainers gave Skwog the upper hand. Each trainer defeated gave Skwog more experience, and improved the abilities of his Pokemon. Both trainer and Pokemon grew dramatically in strength, and Skwog came across the final trainer in the cave.
"You came to steal my fossils... You cannot have them..." said a man in a raspy voice as he sent out a Grimer to defend his tokens of pride. Skwog sent out Pedro, and the Wartortle wiped out the man's Grimer, as well as a Voltorb and a Koffing. "My... fossils."
Skwog pushed the man aside, and pocketed the Helix fossil before heading down the few last tunnels inside the caverns. Natural light and fresh air greeted him as he exited Mt. Moon, Cerulean City a short ways in the distance.
I'm getting closer to where I failed last time... I can't let down Pedro. Not after what happened last time... Cerulean City, here I come.
Pedro the Wartortle Lv. 21
Pedro is the leader of the team. His personality is joyful and bubbly. Pedro is also proud of his strength, and wants nothing more than to be recognized a "strong" by his trainer.
Carlos the Spearow Lv. 16
Carlos's raw strength enables him to muscle through tight situations. He is on the quiet side, but he shines in battle with powerful moves that he can use to muscle through opponents Pedro could not handle alone.
Arnold the Pikachu Lv. 11
Arnold is the dunce of the team. He does not have the best time processing orders from Skwog. His lack of intelligence provides comic relief for the gang.
This time I will
not lose because I don't have a cutter. I have yet to encounter my first Pokemon on Route 4, so I may see a Sandshrew. I can also see a Bellsprout or Meowth. Worst case scenario, I could trade away Carlos for the Farfetch'd.
Also, is would anybody be mad if I did the Mew glitch and use a Mew as one of my Pokes? It's tempting to do, but I feel as if it is not in the style of Nuzlocke to abuse a glitch in the game. So yeah, let me know what you guys think. I'll be gone for the weekend, so I will check in my leisure time and post when I come back.