Second White playthrough (after I got crushed by he E4) and I just crushed Iris. Basically I got a charge beam boost 3 times (2 on Fraxture 1 on Drudggon) and then OHKOed everything with Signal Beam. I am playing no dups clause but with no items so the trick is just to be patient, Level up as high as you can and basically hope the game does not hax you too much.
Team for anyone who cares (JUST outside the gym after beating Iris)
Galvantula (Zaps) (Female)
Kinda utility I guess. He works well with Shadow in that he can quickly deal moderate damage while taking a hit or two and his speed is really nice. Charge Beam gives him sweeping ability and Volt Switch lets me scout and bring in a powerhouse. Really nice for pokemon with Sturdy too as I can break the sturdy and switch to something like Thorns who then OHKOs with Mega Drain and gets his lost health back.
Chandelure (Shadow) (Female)
Hehe this guy is great. Leveling him was a BITCH. The only reason I put up with it was because I was unaware it actually evolved at level 41 so it was always "just one more, just one more". Picked up the Dusk Stone in Millstrome and now this thing basically OHKOs everything. This is my MVP and check to those hugely powerful mons that my taem could otherwise not handle. Will-o-wisp is nice to cripple physical mons sometimes giving Thorns a free ticket to switch in and boost up.
Excadrill (Dozer) (Male)
Yeah this guy hits like a truck which is what he is there for basically. Steel typing is very nice and he can help me check opposing Excadrills. After a SD he can sweep teams with ease although he might end up taking a back seat once Fang evolves
Serperior (Thorns) (Male)
Yeah this guy has been really useful to me. Coil is very useful against tough opponents and Leaf Blade does some pretty high damage. Limited Movepool sucks but he is really nice for being able to take a hit or two and then dishing one back out. Kinda reminds me of my first successful HG Nuzlocke when I used Meganium and the bulk was really useful.
Fraxure (Fang) (Male)
Notes: Never used him (yet) but once he evolves he will be a monster. Heck with him and Shadow working together I should be able to blast my way through my opponents.
Mienfoo (Lee) (Female)
Inner Focus (too bad its not regen)
Notes: Never really used him and he is really here to make up numbers. ON the other hand he goes up Levels fast so hopefully I can get him to evolve quickly
Something I always like to remember (call them guidelines I try and achieve) in my Nuzlockes (not sure how everyone else copes but this is how I do it).
Always be patient. It may take 3 hours to get a pokemon to a certain level but its better than rushing in, losing and then having to restart your game because your team was too weak. Its a bitch grinding but its always great winning a Nuzlocke
-Plan ahead. This is the big one I think. For example in preparing for Iris's gym I knew that Excadrill, Zaps and Shadow were my best options and so trained them up more so than the others. Again the pokemon you get are random which limits your plans a bit (like how this is the second Nuzlocke when I could not get a fucking Fighting type for the normal gym) but I still think planning as much as you can is a good idea.
-Have a pivot. I am not sure if everyone has this and its hard to do considering that you might end up finding all frail pokemon during your Nuzlocke. Personally having Thorns (in White), Torterra in Platinum and Meganium in HG all were useful in that they can take a hit which is so crucial in a Nuzlocke.
-Scout (?). Personally this is something I liked to have if I got one. For example Staraptor and Luxray would scout for me in Plat with intimidate switching with U-Turn and shit. if Lee had Regen he would have been my scout (since he gets U-Turn via Level up) and would have worked well with Zaps. So yea I just like scouts in general.
ill update when im at the E4