Chapter 1: A Humble Beginning I log on to IRC and plug in my headphones. It’s time to do some pokemons. After having a short chat with Birkal, we decide that my starter (of the same name, of course) shall be Turtwig. I promptly start up the game and name my rival Brady after one of my friends, who always seems to be a little bit better than me at everything. This game gettin’ personal. I appear in a room filled with dreams and potential, just as all of these games begin. I head outside to look for Brady, who seems to be looking for me. When I find him, the kid nearly kills me with the door of his house. First impressions. Brady isn’t really the sort of fella you want to go to a lake with, searching for a red Gyarados, and yet, my ill-informed character leads me to him. Never to think things through, Brady and I charge into the tall grass to find out what exactly is in Professor Rowan’s case. This is the part in the story where I meet my beautiful companion, Birkal. After Birk wrecks the shit out of the Starly, I discover that my Birkal, like all who share his name, has the Naive nature. Go figure. Now that we have some running shoes that I got from mommy, it’s time to head to Sandgem town. Walking into the lab, I’m almost killed again by Brady and his stupid door opening. Just stay inside, buddy. Anyways, inside, we are finally able to bestow a name upon Turtwig, christening him Birkal. We have also acquired the herculean task of completing the Pokedex together. In this Nuzlocke challenge, I will try my best to keep my frieda Birkal alive. We’ll see how it goes. That’s all for now.