Join Date: Mar 2011
You have to get good and lost to find places which cannot be found
First update of my Emerald Nuzlocke Mark II, comprising my trip from the beginning all the way to right before the battle with Wattson.
The Early Game
Little Route - Named myself Severus, moved in, met the neighbors
Route 101, 103, and Little Route - Got Jupiter the Torchic (M), Saved the Prof, easily defeated my rival
Route 101 - Captured my very first Pokemon: Sheala the Zigzagoon (F)
Route 103 - Captured my second Pokemon: Georgina the Poocheyena (F)... named her after my actual dog who looks like a Poocheyena
Route 102 - Captured Margarita the Lotad (F). Defeated all the puny trainers along the route, ran into a Ralts right after catching Margarity -_-
Petalburg City and Route 102 - Helped Wally catch his Ralts (wish I had his luck), met the stalker Scott
Route 104 south side - Captured Entre the Wurmple (M), defeated more trainers
Petalburg Woods - Captured Toadette the Shroomish (F), defeated more trainers, met Team Aqua for the first time
Route 104 North Side - See "defeated puny trainers," Entre evolved for the first time into Silcoon (heck yeah), got Bullet Seed TM
Rustboro City - Entered Gym, destroyed all the Gym Trainers with Toadette and Margarita, Soloed Roxanne with Toadette, got Rock Tomb TM, left gym and was recruited again to stop Team Aqua.
Route 116 - Captured Ino the Nincada (F), defeated more Trainers, Entre evolved again into Beautifly, met Mr. Briney.
Rusturf Tunnel - Caught StevePerry the Whismer (M), defeated Team Aqua, save Peeko
Route 116 & Rustboro City - Got a Great Ball, got a Pokenav, got recruited to do more work, easily defeated my rival for a second time, Margarita evolved for the first time into Lombre.
Route 104, Petalburg Woods, Sea Route to Dewford - Hitched a ride to Dewford Town, got an Old Rod while in the town
Granite Cave - Got HM Flash, captured the useless Flapper the Zubat (M -- really wanted a Makuhita), gave Steven his letter, Jupiter evolved for the first time into Combusken
Dewford Town - Changed hip Slogan, fought gym trainers with Jupiter and Entre, Soloed Brawly with Entre. Entre's usefulness finished, he was boxed at level 16.
Routes 107, 108, & 109 - Sailed through, beat Trainers on the beach
Slateport City - Delivered the good *drugs,* stomped Team Aqua flat
Route 103 & 110 - Stomped more puny trainers flat, beat the Trick House, easily beat my rival for a third time. Captured Kearra the Electrike (F) -- named after the character in the Lion King II
Route 117, 118, 111, Mauville City - Stomped more Puny trainers, beat Walley, Captured ??? the Oddish (M) on Route 117, evolved Sheala into Linoone. Currently hanging around these routes to grind for Wattson.
Jupiter the Combusken (M)
Moves: Double Kick, Ember, Peck, Focus Energy
Opinion: As always, the starter is a solid Pokemon to have. But right now it suffers from lack of really powerful moves, even Roselia's can survive Embers, but still, hopes are high for Jupiter
Sheala the Linoone (F)
Moves: Headbutt, Tackle, Tail Whip, Sand-Attack
Opinion: It's a Linoone, not much can really be said in her praise. She does carry the most powerful move on the team (STAB Headbutt,) coming off the second highest attacking stat, so for now she will stay. Unfortunately she will most likely be doomed to being boxed and/or HM Slavery. Getting random items from Pickup is nice though
Margarita the Lombre (F)
Ability: Swift Swim
Moves: Fake Out, Absorb, Astonish, Bullet Seed
Opinion: While she has great typing and beneficial nature, she suffers heavily from her weak moves and the amount of Pokemon around the resist her moves. Hopefully once I get more TM's she will get out from being just a mere back burner Pokemon.
Toadette the Shroomish (F)
Ability: Effect Spore
Moves: Tackle, Mega Drain, Leech Seed, Stun Spore
Opinion: Technically speaking, Toadette is the most accomplished Pokemon that I am carrying on my team, and tied with Entre for overall accomplishment. She Soloed Roxanne in Rustborro through a combination of Stun Spore Hax, Leech Seed drain, and then Absorb recovery. As of now she has fallen from grace, but evolution will hopefully give her the power she needs. Much like Margarita, she suffers heavily from weak and resisted moves.
Kearra the Electrike (F)
Moves: Tackle, Thunder Wave, Quick Attack, Spark
Opinion: As of right now, I am calling her the MVP. Unlike almost the entire rest of the team, she does not suffer from lack of statistical power of lack of powerful moves. While she hasnt seen much action due to being leveled up through EXP. Sharing, she will soon become a power house. My only fear is that her fraility will be the death of her. Still, hopes are extremely high for her.
Georgina the Poocheyena (F); Lvl 3
Entre the Beautifly (M); Lvl 16
Ino the Nincada (F); Lvl 6
StevePerry the Whismur(M); Lvl 6
Flapper the Zubat (M); Lvl 7
??? (forgot a nickname) the Oddish (M); Lvl 13
State of the Union-- Opinions of the Past, Present, and Future
Looking over my resources and prospects, things dont look to great, but nor do they look too grim either. Wattson looms in the near future, but by that time I will have a Breloom and a Combusken to fight him off. And if I really want too, I can grind Ino the Nincada to evolution to get a Shedinja who completely walls Wattson. Unfortunately, much of my team suffers from Weak Move syndrome, and that wont change for a good 15-20 levels at best, or until I get some good TMs. As far as boxed Pokemon go, I fear what will happen if I have a tragic accident on one of the routes and most of my team dies, because none of them are easily grindable, nor do they provide very good final evoltions (the only exception being Crobat). But hopefully when new routes open up these issues will work themselves out.
Last edited by DEMo_Gorgon47; Oct 13th, 2012 at 3:06:32 PM.