Two updates and my last for this Nuzlocke...
Badges - 3
Location - Ecruteak City
Trained Eevee by following the route earlier on in the game through Union Cave Illex Forest, got him up to Lvl 15 and decided to train Heracross too as we were not ready for Morty. Came through Mt. Mortar and fought the last hiker before the next town, through out a Diglett which I thought Knight had covered, started with Dig but forgot that Magnitute works on Pokemon on underground and got 2 hit KO-d by it (Magnitute 9... bollocks). That was devasting cos I was excited by the prospect of Umbreon, even though I wasn't going to evolve it until LV29 I had all intentions of getting there.
Released Knight before continuing to Lake of Rage, trainers and Pokemon pretty much inline with mine now, really feeling underleveled but carried on as Heroboss was really starting to live up to his name now he knew Brick Break and Strength. Came up against a Nidoking whicih was a 2 hit KO with Stength but he started with a Focus Energy and got a Critical Peck of all things to take down full health Heraboss in one hit (4x weakness). My own stupid fault really, but who has a LV25 Nidoking with Peck >_<. Picked up a Noctowl on the route, not bad.
Looked like the end with only 3 Pokemon LV20+ and Gengar being LV25 but continued to Burned Tower and wanted to give Morty our best shot. Easily defeated Silver, Gastly OHKO from Confusion and Light dealt with Zubat and Croconaw with ease. Picked up a LV17 Koffing on the way out, too frail to use in a Nuzlocke though...
Nina solo'd the gym Pokemon picking up Psybeam half way through, perfect. Time for Morty, not feeling confident at all. Nina did her bit and OHKO'd Gastly but Morty always swaps into Gengar next and on came the Shadow Balls... hitting Nina for about 55% of her HP everytime. I tried using x-speed to balance the playing field and spamming Sleep Powder when possible but eventually it took Nina down by lowering Sp. Def with Shadow Ball. Put Hellfire out next but Shadow Ball left him with 2/63 HP... not looking good. I heal and get off a Smokescreen to try and stem the tide but no luck... 2nd Shadow Ball OHKO. Light would fare better due to having higher Sp. Def and I tried taking allt he speed of Gengar with Thunder Wave and Cotton Spore and it worked well even though its high Sp. Def meant Thundershock was pretty weak but out came the Hyper Potion and I was back to square one.
Whooping came out next and actually impressively took 50% of Gengar's health with critical hit assurances but Shadow Ball hit and its a OHKO... Sleepy the Noctowl and Rat left... was waiting for Gengar to end its sweep in style but surprisingly due to Sleepy being part normal type and having Hypnosis it managed to Peck the life out of that f**cking Gengar and picked up over 1,000exp. Still two haunters to go with just Sleepy on the field though and the Haunter starts off with Curse, about the only move that can damage me in the moveset and starts eating away at my Soda Pops. Peck is a weak move but due to Haunters awful physcal defense Sleepy managed to take out one of the Haunters and reduce the next one to minimal HP before Morty ruins the fun with another Hyper Potion. With no healing items Sleepy slowly died from Curse... sad and Rat was easily disposed of despite neither Pokemon being able to damage eachother due to another Curse. Black out.
My team after releasing -
Muscle (Machop) - Traded Goldenroad. Lonely - LV18
Sword (Sycther) - National Park. Careful - LV13
Javelin (Spearow) - Route 33. Sassy - LV6
Paulton (Hoothoot) - National Park. Quiet - LV12
Aibo (Aipom) - Azalea Town. Naughty LV6
Halfshell (Togepi) - Hatched Route 33. Docile - LV1
Notable Box Pokemon
Rocky (Geodude) - Killed by Slowpoke's Water Gun - Union Cave LV10-15
Skylla (Pidgey) - Killed by Sycthers Quick Attack - Azaela Gym LV4-16
Onyx (Onix) - Killed by Sycthers U-Turn - Azaela Gym LV6
Reno (Nidoran M) - Killed by Magmars Faint Attack - Route 35 LV12-14
Aibo (Aipom) - Killed by Miltanks Stomp. Goldenrod Gym - LV6
Knight (Eevee) - Killed by Digletts Magnitude. Route 42 - LV5-16
Heraboss (Heracross) - Killed by Nidokings Peck. Quiet - LV21
Hellfire (Quilava) - Killed by Gengars Shadow Ball. Naughty - LV23
Nina (Butterfree) -Killed by Gengars Shadow Ball Bold -LV25
Light (Flaffy) - Killed by Gengars Shadow Ball. Lax - LV22
Rat (Rattata) - Killed by Haunters Curse. Quiet - LV4
Sleepy (Noctowl) - Killed by Haunters Curse. Gentle - LV18
Whooping (Koffing) - Killed by Gengars Shadow Ball. Bold - LV16
RIP... I lost too many of you.
So its over, my first Nuzlocke got me 3 badges. I knew Gengar was going to be a problem, its probably the hardest relative Pokemon in the game due to its insane Sp. Atk and Shadow Ball. My team was too weak due to the loss of a few team members and defiantly too weak to continue on without days of grinding and even then I don't have the type balance to actually beat Gengar. I'm not giving up though. It's going to be FR/LG now, which I think will be easier without the insane leading Pokemon of the Gym leaders in this one. Also, images as I will be running it on an emulator!