I know that my first one was kind of long, but I promise that from now on they will be about this length. As a side note, I was interested to see if anybody cared which starter I chose and nobody responded so I'm going with the one that I like the most aesthetically. Enjoy the continuation those who read but do not post, and any who post but read my anyway.
Before the first gym
This is where my learning about Pokemon of the area helped. I knew that there were many water types and quite a few grass types but very few fire types. If I didnít choose Cyndaquil then chances were, under the Nuzlocke I would end up with no fire type. Since fire is such a powerful offensive type I decided to go with it. I named my Cyndaquil Horus, and together we departed for the first gym. We stopped in Cherrygrove to rest up and heal my new captures, a Geodude named Toph and a Hoothoot named Xaldin. As we left I encountered a Spinarak whom I captured and named Mortarion. As we advanced through the grass I found more Spinarak and sent out Xaldin, whose training I had let lag behind Toph and Horus.
The fight was simple, as it always is with low leveled Pokemon. However, one of the wild Spinarakís poison sting attacks appeared to have poisoned Xaldin. He made it through the fight and I sprinted back to Cherrygrove to get him healed at the center. Unfortunately I had used my only antidote earlier on Toph when we captured Mortarion. I was too late arriving at the center to save Xaldin. My teamís first casualty wasnít particularly hurtful. I hadnít bonded with the Hoothoot at all so I felt little at his passing. I sent him off to his grave and moved on, merely noting how easy it was to lose a Pokemon without the Pokemon Centers providing the restoration service.
As we approached Route 31 just before Violet City, I was getting excited to swell my partyís ranks with another capture. I had been training Mortarion and sent him out against the first Pokemon we saw, a Rattata. As the battle raged, I started to wonder if I should pull Mortarion back to avoid poisoning and killing the Rattata. Just as I pulled out his Pokeball, the two exchanged critical hits. Mortarion slumped over and the Rattata growled viciously at me before doing likewise. The final exchange had poisoned it and it died moments after killing Mortarion. Even though I had spent more time with Mortarion I wasnít sad about his death, more pissed off.
With only Horus and Toph now, I strode into Violet City and eyed the Sprout Tower. I had heard that Ghastly can sometimes be seen in there and I thought that my anger would be the perfect bait for one, but I was aware that I had no moves that could affect a ghost type Pokemon. So I went to Route 32, hoping for another capture and to teach Horus ember. On the route I spied another Rattata and sent out Horus. He was beginning to mirror my personality by this point and just as I was angry he had an anger supporting his attack. A single tackle downed the poor Rattata. When he realized what he had done, Horus looked up at me pleadingly. ďI think this is a bit of a sign that we arenít supposed to have a Rattata.Ē That brushing off of his mistake seemed to cheer the little Cyndaquil up.
After a quick training montage Horus had mastered ember and the sun was setting once more. I had calmed down a little, but I was still determined to capture something new. I was a little irritated that I only had two Pokemon, but confident that the next capture would be in the Sprout Tower. My head held high, I strode into the building.