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Challenge Nuzlocke Challenge

Discussion in 'Orange Islands' started by ginganinja, Mar 9, 2011.

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  1. Showsni

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    So, I've been doing an Emerald Nuzlocke for quite a while now, and it occurs to me that I haven't made a post about it on Smogon! Shocking!

    Well, the problem is it's pretty image intensive. But I guess it will be fine if I just put it all in spoiler tags. So here you go!

    If you can't read the weird font I used in the first one, my rules are:

    1. Catch only the first Pokémon in each new area
    2. If a Pokémon faints, it may no longer be used
    3. No buying items (unless you have 0 Pokéballs before entering a new area)
    4. In gym leader battles, you are limited to using the same number of Pokémon as the leader has
    5. In gym leader battles, you may not use any Pokémon of a higher level than the gym leader's highest

    WARNING: My drawing skills are terrible. My computer drawing skills are even worse!

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    So, what do you think? Should I continue posting these here?
  2. Arcticblast

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    So I started a Black Nuzlocke.

    Rules:
    -Standard catching rules, catch the first Pokemon I don't have in any area
    -Healing items can be used only in Trainer battles, nowhere else
    -If a Pokemon faints, it dies
    -Hit myself every time I skip through the nickname part (twice already...)
    -No buying PokeBalls and try to limit buying healing items

    Team (open)
    Snivy - "William"
    Level 12
    Timid
    -Tackle
    -Leer
    -Vine Whip
    -Wrap

    Lillipup - "Cerberus"
    Level 11
    Brave
    Vital Spirit
    -Tackle
    -Work Up
    -Odor Sleuth
    -Bite

    Purrloin - "Thief"
    Level 10
    Naughty
    Unburden
    -Sand-Attack
    -Growl
    -Assist
    -Cut

    Panpour - "Aquaris"
    Level 11
    Calm
    -Scratch
    -Work Up
    -Lick
    -Water Gun


    I've beaten the first gym and had a few close shaves (thank God I have Purrloin, the gym leader's Bite is vicious).
  3. Team Magma Boss Maxie

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    Ok so i will be gone for a few days so that might give me time to finish my black nuzlocke update
  4. Ruppy

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    I've uploaded episodes 3 and 4 of my Fire Red Nuzlocke Challenge now and am hoping to get episode 5 up either by this evening or tomottor morning. These two episodes were held up a bit for the obvious reason: no time to finish editing them because of Christmas. Truthfully, they were meant to be one whole episode that would've been episode 3 by itself, but I split them up so I didn't have to upload a 20 minute video when two smaller episodes seemed better from a viewer perspective. In a basic summary of where I'm at so far, I'm on the route from Pewter City leading to Mt. Moon after smashing Brock and winning the Boulderbadge, and I've just had my first death: Snooki the Rattata (named so not because I like Jersey Shore, because I hate that show so much, but because Snooki's appearence in the South Park episode about Jersey Shore looked very similar to Raticate in my opinion. Shame it'll never make it that far now...) fell to a critical hit from a Pidgey's Gust against that Lass trainer at the very start of the route. I also caught a Pidgey of my own in episode 3, but it's been released off-camera and won't be on my team anymore at the start of episode 5 (when it goes up) because I forgot that the small area between Viridian Forest and Pewter City was part of the same route as the route between Viridian City and Viridian Forest, and the route was already off-limits by my own rules (see episode 2 to find out why) so that brief lapse in memory caused me to inadvertantly break my own rules, though I've since fixed it with the removal of the Pidgey and luckily it didn't really do anything (other than temporarily leech some experience that could've gone to my other Pokemon) that would taint the remainder of my challenge.


    My Rules Video
    Episode 1
    Episode 2
    Episode 3
    Episode 4
  5. Al_Alchemist

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    Definitely! You probably don't have the best artwork on there but it complements your writing pretty well imo. I'd keep reading it it's pretty great man.
  6. Son_of_Shadoo

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    Rules are not just restrictions on what you can and can't do in society.

    They're safeguards. Not just for society, but for you.

    What happens when you go outside those safeguards?

    I found out the hard way.


    My name is Joshua. This is the start of my third adventure. My first was in the Sinnoh region, where I'm from. I broke into Professor Rowan's lab in Sandgem Town, and stole myself a Turtwig, named Bandana. Why? A couple of reasons. I wanted a Pokémon, but the whole Pokédex quest bullshit? Fuck that to the kerb.

    Secondly, why the hell not?

    Or so I thought at the time.

    As I left Rowan's lab, a frigid wind blew across the town, but it seemed to only be directed at me. It whispered in my ears "Thief, thief... Nuzlocke, Nuzlocke..." I had no idea what it meant, figured it was just a coincidence. It wasn't until I reached Oreburgh City that I saw the consequences of my actions. Bandana had single-handedly managed to take down Roark's team, except for Cranidos. Sitting on weakened defense from Onix's Screech attack, I didn't trust his ability to take down that hard-headed chump. So I switched in a Geodude I'd caught while I healed up. And when Cranidos Headbutted it, Geodude didn't get up. It wasn't just unconscious, it was dead. That never happened to any other trainers. But I didn't care. The Geodude was never named, trained, it was only to be healfodder. I never expected it to even see combat.

    Bandana himself also fell, to a Pachirisu's Bide attack after he missed his Razor Leaf. It was at this point I realised what I'd done. Because of my overconfidence, my recklessness, and my crime, I'd unleashed a terrible curse upon myself.

    The Nuzlocke curse. My Pokémon could die in combat. And indeed they did, with my Meditite and Buizel also falling at various points. I killed them. I have never forgiven myself. Nor shall I. I researched the curse, to find out if it could be broken. It can't. For my one trespass, I will forever be a Nuzlocke victim. Of course, I didn't let this stop me from trying. I thought that perhaps if I dedicated myself to doing good, I could be forgiven. I almost single-handedly wiped Team Galactic out of Sinnoh, until I reached the climax of Cyrus' plan to create a new galaxy at the summit of Mt. Coronet. Here, everything went badly wrong. Yeti the Abomasnow, killed by an exploding Graveler. Shergar the Rapidash and Saleh the Lucario killed by Jupiter's Skuntank. Fianna the Crobat and Wally the Bronzong killed by Cyrus himself. I didn't understand. I'd been so good, I'd tried to make up for what I did. Surely my good outweighed my bad now? Why did my Pokémon still die? The curse is forever. Fortunately for me, Professor Rowan and the police arrived to stop Cyrus in time. Sinnoh returned to peace.

    It wasn't long before I left Sinnoh after all that unpleasantness. Nobody could stand to look at a Pokémon thief who seemed to taint the air around him despite his actions. Rowan though, he forgave me. He knew how I felt about everything. He was... Different. A wise old man. He helped me pay tribute to Bandana, and sent me to Kanto, to begin anew, away from the judgemental eyes.

    Except, he didn't. The people of Kanto were even worse. All of them, either insane or more judgemental than those in Sinnoh. And yet, I was desperate. I wanted them to accept me. So I returned to Pokémon training. I became champion of the region, despite killing two more Pokémon on the way. Scraban the Persian, and Tailan the Rattata. Sorely missed. Even then, I was an outcast, despite having ousted Team Rocket, losing Scraban in the process. Eventually, I said "Fuck this backwards region," and moved again. To Johto. It's now three years later.

    Coming soon to a Smogon Thread near you, SoS' Heart Gold Nuzlog.
  7. billymills

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    Finished my first nuzlocke, yellow version, which had a fair share of surprises:

    My old GBC still works like new, and 1 set of batteries was enough to last the whole game (~30 hours). Yellow version still saves normally, which was a relief since my Gold version stopped saving years ago.

    Yellow took me a lot longer than I expected it to, and I think it was a difficult choice for a nuzlocke (random crits killed so many pokes). Got lucky with an early Nidoran(M), and Mankey shortly after Brock. Pikachu died to Gary so I depended on a Weepingbell to take out Misty. I had a Dodrio that died to a crit from Koga's level 50 Venomoth (I don't think I had anything above 38 at this time). Jolteon died to a crit from Sabrina's Kadabra, but I was able to get a Starmie to crush Sabrina, Blaine, Giovanni, and most of the Elite 4.

    I needed to make a quick stop in the Power Plant to pick something up for Gary's Jolteon after both Nidoking and Nidoqueen died to random crits (King to 2 Electrode selfdestruct crits in a row, Nidoqueen to a mirror moved blizzard crit). I ended up the game with no fliers left, but that didn't really matter since everything is in the west side of the map anyway.

    Otherwise it was just a lot of grinding, my final 4 team (Victreebel, Starmie, Magneton and Primape) was ~15 levels higher than the team that had gotten me to the elite 4 in my previous runthrough.
  8. Pr0Joe

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    Platinum challenge

    Just starting my first challenge, wish me luck.
    Rules
    1. Pokemon dies, it's dead and must be released.
    2.must nickname my Pokemon.
    3. Can only catch first poke in each route
    4.can only use items in battle
    5. Can catch legendary but can't use legendary
  9. Wrave

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    Black Nuzlocke.

    1. Pokemon dies, it's dead and must be released.
    2.must nickname my Pokemon.
    3. Can only catch first poke in each route
    4. If whole team dies, I must level each up 2 levels.
    5. Each room counts as one area.
  10. MusicalHobo

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    Hey guys, going to do a Platinum Nuzlocke.
    Standard rules, faints it is dead, can only catch first encounter, have to nickname. Those are the only rules I'll be following.

    You can follow my adventure on my YouTube:
    http://www.youtube.com/user/MusicalH0bo

    Enjoy (:
  11. Team Magma Boss Maxie

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    Watch out Platinum is a b**** to Nuzlocke
  12. sirndpt

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    seconded, Showsni, do keep posting! I really enjoyed it, what it lacks art-wise it way more than makes up for in humor ^_^

    that was epic, SoS! please, please do subsequent updates in fic form :3

    anyway, just so this post has some point to it - I just started my first Nuzlocke, White, with a Snivy, if anyone's interested! I'm pretty excited because I know next to nothing about ingame BW, so it's probably gonna be quite a challenge to say the least.
  13. Rowan

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    I'm currently doing a platinum nuzlocke and I wanted to ask a question. What are peoples rules on Mt. Coronet? Because there are so many different areas in the mountain that I don't know what counts as a different area or not. So what rules do you guys go by?
  14. Texas Cloverleaf

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    I generally count a cave as its own area, for example, Rock Tunnel gets you one Pokemon. For Mount Coronet I would allow two POkemon, One for the cave inside, and one for the outer, snowy layer. The area with the water would not count as a separate area.
  15. NixHex

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    Two questions:
    1. I remember the thread in stark by morm mentioned that we had to make a comic INCLUDING pictures (like Swaggersaurus's Azlocke), even if the drawings were shitty MS paint stick figures. Is anyone even still doing this? I want to.

    2. Can I do this on an emulator sped up to at least 200%? It would make grinding so much quicker but isn't necessarily making the game easier. Plus it would allow me to take screenshots which I think would add a little originality to the table.
  16. Texas Cloverleaf

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    Emulators have been done before without outcry.

    Pictures have always been at the discretion of the challenger.
  17. MusicalHobo

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    Episode 2 of my Platinum Nuzlocke is up.
    I choose my starter, so now the real adventure begins.
    Any likes, comments, and subscribes are appreciated.

    http://www.youtube.com/MusicalH0bo
  18. Team Magma Boss Maxie

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    I will watch it once i am off my school laptop, also an Platinum Nuzlocke experts advice(done it 3 times)Grind like all f***ing hell before Cynthia and try to predict well.......or you will lose a couple of pokemons to her
    (Everytime, i cruise through the E4 then lose like half my team to her >:()
  19. Smaug

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    I plan to begin a Pearl Nuzlocke. Does anyone have any ideas for a nickname theme?
  20. Showsni

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    In the last exciting episode (see here: Clicky!) May chose herself a Torchic to try and stave off the rampaging Zigzagoon! Will she be successful? (If not, this could be the shortest Nuzlocke ever...)


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    Please do, I'd love to see it! If you're planning to put lots of effort into the art though, like Az or NJ, might you be better off posting in Smeargle's?

    I'm doing it on an emulator because I don't own the games, but I swear it goes at closer to 20% than 200% >_<
  22. Mr.L

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    I'm planning on doing a Nuzlocke Challenge, but I'm unsure which game I should do. I love a good challenge.

    I can either do White, where I'd be using a temporary save over my actual save (meaning no saves whatsoever), Heartgold (I hear it's easy), or Pearl.

    If I'm looking for a good challenge, which of these 3 would be best?
  23. DetroitLolcat

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    White is probably the hardest, Pearl is medium (higher levels but generally worse movesets on opponents).
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    wow a lot of people are updating i should spew some tl;dr

    DetroitLolcat's Firered Nuzlocke Challenge!
    Part 11: Arrival in Saffron City

    only like ~2700 words that's pretty short for a lolcat update (open)

    Three Pokemon stood in front of Lolcat, and none of them wanted to discuss the events of the last couple weeks. Before anyone could break the ice, Lolcat's cell phone started vibrating. He answered:

    "Hello, this is Lolcat".

    An elderly, female voice greeted him: "Lolcat? This is the woman from Pokemon Mansion in Celadon. I have the tea ready, but there's a problem. The authorities found out my plans and I'm under house arrest at the moment. I got one of my underlings to deliver the tea to Lavender Town, so meet with Mr. Fuji there. Once you get it, you should be able to enter Saffron."

    The line died before Lolcat could respond. Drawing his Pokeballs, Lolcat called back his three warriors and said,

    "We're going to Lavender, and picking up some new teammates while we're at it."

    Checking his Town Map, Lolcat sketched out a route to Lavender that would get them there in a day. Routes 15, 14, 13, and 12 all form a straight path that would take Lolcat directly to his destination and allow him to pick up four Pokemon while he's at it. After buying a metric fuckton of Ultra Balls, the Trainer walked onto Route Fifteen.

    Immediately, Lolcat spied a grassy field and dashed into it, eager to fill up some of the slots that his departed friends once filled. As soon as he stepped into the field, Lolcat was attacked by a Pidgey, which was quickly captured and stored into the PC. Since the bird was of a decent level, it could serve as a backup if Fearow were to fall.

    Route 15 was filled with Trainers ready to challenge Lolcat, and Lolcat knew that he had to train his Pokemon further if he wanted to stand a chance against any future Gym Leaders. All of the Campers and Beauties were felled by Vileplume's Acid, while the Bird Keepers couldn't keep up with Graveler's Rock Throws and Rollouts. Eventually more illiterate Bikers approached Lolcat, but none of them could keep up with Graveler's Magnitudes.

    Eventually Route 15 turned into Route 14, which allowed Lolcat to capture another Pokemon. After beating up some Bikers, a patch of green grass entered Lolcat's view.

    "Oddish! Oddish!", cried the green-leafed Pokemon. Since a Vileplume is already on his team, Lolcat put the useless weed out of its misery. The team remained at a measly three Pokemon.

    A few minutes later, Route 14 turned into a small labyrinth of fences rife with Bikers, Campers, and Bird Keepers to duel. A sign stood in front of Lolcat, reading "Entering Route 13: Lavender Town ahead". After taking out a few Trainers, Lolcat exited the fence maze and ended up on the coast of the Gulf of Kanto. The Gulf of Kanto was a large body of water with a long, narrow coastline stretching from Route 13 at the bottom to Rock Tunnel at the top. Wooden boardwalks crisscrossed the Gulf from north to south in order to provide travelling Trainers a path across the region. Naturally, since it's such a commonly traveled route, dozens of Trainers were available to battle.

    After a few hours of training Fearow, Lolcat passed by a sign sticking out of one of the docks. Upon further inspection, the sign read "Route 12- Lavender Town straight ahead". Realizing that he hadn't seen any Wild Pokemon on Route 13, Lolcat decided to explore Route 12 before returning to the previous route. About ten minutes later, a house appeared on the horizon. The mailbox in front read: Fishing Guru. Since the previous Fishing Gurus have gifted him with shiny new fishing poles in the past, Lolcat saw no problem with talking to this Guru.

    Inside the man's small house was an absolute disaster. The house seemed to have but four rooms; a small, dilapidated kitchen, a spacious living room, a minuscule bathroom, and a small cubicle with a bed. Inside the living room was one of the creepiest sights Lolcat had ever seen: one dangling, dim light fixture illuminated an otherwise pitch-black room populated by sketches of Magikarp and a host of shiny new fishing poles. The walls were plastered with anatomical sketches of Magikarp and a stack of books lay in a corner of the room. Tiptoeing across the dark room, Lolcat saw the books were mostly about Pokemon history, anatomy, and you guessed it...Magikarp. In the other corner of the room was a man hunched over on his hands and feet, transfixed by a book titled A History of Marine Pokemon by Professor Birch of the Hoenn region. Lolcat initiated the conversation:

    "Uh...Fishing Guru?"

    The bearded man jumped with a sudden jolt,: "Waah! Fishing! Do you like to fiiiish?"

    "Uh...yes?" replied Lolcat.

    "Goood! Tell me, son, do you like MAGIKARP??!??!"

    "Suure. Who doesn't like Magikarp?"

    "Hmm...as you might have guessed, I am the best and brightest of the three Fishing Gurus! I have dedicated the last twenty years of my life to studying the greatest of Pokemon, the illustrious Magikarp! For two long decades, I have sailed the seven seas looking for the biggest Magikarp there ever was! The Pokedex says every Magikarp is two feet eleven inches long, but I know better! I have caught eleven thousand, four hundred and sixty-two Magikarp in my life, and not one of them was longer! However...years of research shows that in this very Gulf rests the elusive three-foot Magikarp! Yes, that's right: a three foot long Magikarp! You! If you aid me in my quest to find the legendary fish, pleeease take one of my Super Rods and look for it! I must find it, I've dedicated my life to discovering this rare, rare fish!"

    Even though the man was obviously delusional, Lolcat took one of his fishing rods and left a few words of encouragement. The next stop was Route 13, where Lolcat could throw the new line in the water and snag a fourth member of the Nuzlocke Team. After about three minutes of standing on the wooden dock, the line got a tug. A bit of pulling revealed a Horsea attached to the hook; however, this little dragon was only Level 19. Deciding that it would be too much of a hassle to start the Horsea on the team, Lolcat threw an Ultra Ball and sent it to the Box where it belongs.

    After returning to the house on Route 12, Lolcat proceeded across the docks to a crossroads. In the middle of the intersection was a sign that read, "Kanto Route Twelve: North to Lavender Town, South to Route 13, East to Gulf of Kanto, West to Vermilion City". Since Lavender Town was the place to go, Lolcat continued north until a much different roadblock blocked the path...a much rounder, sleepier, and bear-like roadblock. Since a Snorlax is a very powerful Pokemon, Lolcat pulled out a Pokeball from his pouch containing Vileplume and commenced the battle.

    Vileplume used Sleep Powder. Lolcat used Ultra Ball. Lolcat caught Snorlax.

    Not bad.

    Snorlax, still asleep, mauled the rest of Route 12 with its vicious Snore attack. One hour later, Lolcat crossed the docks and arrived on solid ground in Lavender Town. Inside the creepy village, Lolcat visited the Pokemon Center and healed up. After receiving the four Pokeballs back, the Trainer remembered why he was in Lavender Town.

    Two Months Ago

    The old woman replied, "Lolcat, I can get you into Saffron City. For the past year, I've been working on a minuscule but destructive explosive device which I've codenamed Hot Tea. Come to me one month from now and I'll give it to you. Make sure not a soul hears of this or the Police will be on me faster than a Ninjask using Agility.


    One Month Ago

    "Celadon City has been demolished by Team Rocket. After a brutal and sudden military strike by the criminal organization, tens of thousands of police officers swarmed the city hoping to defend it. On November 30th, an unconditional surrender was filed by the Celadon Police and the Rockets accepted. The villainous gang then detonated at least four small-scale bombs within the city. The number of casualties is unknown but expected to be in the range of seven to nine thousand. Celadon Mansion in particular was razed to the ground. This concludes KNN's Special Report..."


    One Week Ago

    "..Lolcat, it's me. I have the Hot Tea and have left it with my friend Fuji in Lavender Town with instructions on how to use it. Meet him in Lavender and speak to him."


    For five months Team Rocket has terrorized the entire nation of Kanto. Saffron was placed under military blockade and Celadon was eradicated. Over ten thousand Police Officers have lost their lives fighting this gang. Lolcat had met the boss once, but failed to take his life when he escaped the Game Corner. This time, Giovanni had come out of hiding. Every person in Kanto knew he sat in the executive suite of the Silph Corporation Headquarters, living in the lap of luxury as he watched his empire of crime from above, but nobody could do a thing about it.

    That was all about to change.

    Lolcat stepped into Mr. Fuji's house at the foot of Pokemon Tower and spoke to the man. The elder spoke first, "Ah. My friend Lolcat. As you know, I've been expecting you for quite some time now. Before I hand this box over to you, may I trouble you for a quick conversation?"

    Out of respect, Lolcat accepted.

    "Wonderful. So, Lolcat, how have your dreams been recently? The last time we met, a few nightmares had troubled you, no?"

    Lolcat answered the questions frankly and impatiently, waiting for the conversation to conclude.

    "Ah, so these nightmares have not disappeared. I didn't think they would. The voice has still been threatening you in your sleep... If I may offer some guidance, I would guess a Psychic would know more about this condition. You know a girl named Sabrina? Gym Leader of Saffron. If you ever get the chance, ask her about it. She's an expert on the human mind...But I'm boring you. Here, take the parcel..."

    Lolcat walked across the room to a small cardboard box labeled Hot Tea. A piece of paper labeled "Instructions" lay on top of the box. The directions were simple: just enter a four-digit code provided on the sheet, wait thirty seconds for the bomb to go off, and cross the fence into Saffron City. The bomb was made so it would blow a small hole in the blockade without alerting the Police.

    After spending a night in the Lavender Center (and not experiencing the recurring dream!), Lolcat stepped onto Route 8 and began the assault on Saffron City.

    At the blockade, Lolcat took a shovel out of his Bag and dug a hole about one foot deep. Then, without diverting the attention of the police, he took out the Hot Tea and placed it inside. Thirty seconds later, Lolcat pressed the "detonate" button on the remote control. The bomb exploded, leaving a hole in the blockade fence about three feet high, easily enough for Lolcat to crawl through and enter the sequestered city.

    However, the next step to the plan did not go off without a hitch. Less that a second after the bomb went off, an ear-splitting siren erupted from the guard shack about a quarter mile away. Knowing that he was in plain sight and that the police Growlithe could track him if he crossed, Lolcat jumped into the bushes a few hundred feet away. As expected, fifty blue-coated officers swarmed the area from the patrol shack.

    "Commander! The fence has been breached! What are your orders?"

    A thunderous voice replied, "Men, Secure the perimeter! I need a hundred cops at the opening and Growlithe patrolling the perimeter!"

    "Should we bring everyone from the patrol base?"

    "Drop security at the guard shack to Level 1 and deploy the cops here!"

    About an hour later, Lolcat tiptoed out of the bushes and walked about a quarter mile to the large brick patrol house. Inside, Lolcat spied a lone policeman guarding the border between Saffron and Route 8.

    "Easy.", thought Lolcat, releasing Vileplume from its Ball. The plant Pokemon expelled a few dozen spores into the air and a minute later, the policeman was snoring loudly. After a quick walk through the deserted building, Lolcat stood in Saffron City.

    Saffron City was a large, expansive city with numerous houses, skyscrapers, and shops. Though Celadon outnumbers it in population, Saffron is universally considered "the biggest city in Kanto". The focal point of Saffron, Silph Co HQ, towers over the city like a mountain over a village. The interior of the city, however, was worse than Lolcat had expected. Though most of the buildings still stood despite the Rocket attacks, numerous edifices were left in a smoldering ruin because of the constant violence between the Rockets and Police. The buildings surrounding Silph Co. were especially ruined since it's the Rocket stronghold.

    About ten Policemen were camping by an armored car at the entrance when Lolcat walked in, and one of the cops immediately saw him and spoke: "Dude! What the hell you doin' out here in da middle of the day!"

    The cop and his platoon surrounded Lolcat and escorted him to the armored car. The policeman from earlier spoke, "Come on, man. I'll take ya back to the shelter so ya don't git hurt! Ya need to be more careful man, these Rockets are errywhere and they'd just love to take you as a hostage!"

    Since a shelter would provide him with basic amenities while in Saffron, Lolcat complied with the uniformed man and sat in the armored car. Ten minutes later, Lolcat stood in front of a brown brick building labeled "Fighting Dojo". The interior of the dojo contained about ten families living in a makeshift town; there was a healing machine taken from a local PokeCenter, an ample supply of food for both people and Pokemon, and a back room labeled "Dojo". Since there were most likely Trainers in the Dojo to battle with, he stepped into the back room and saw what he expected. A fifty-by-fifty foot room was in the back, with five Black Belts surrounding a green-matted sparring arena. The Black Belt in the back, a muscular, white-cloaked man, spoke first:

    "Hello Challenger! I assume you wish to challenge the Fighting Dojo and battle for the ultimate prize!"

    Since there was a prize involved, Lolcat had no choice but to accept.

    "Wonderful", boomed the Black Belt, "Then your challenge is this: Defeat my four trainees, and then you will earn a match with me, the Karate King! Only if you best me in a Pokemon battle will the prize be yours!"

    The Black Belts had Fighting Pokemon. Lolcat's Fearow had Drill Peck. ggGG.

    The Karate King stepped into the arena. "Now, young one, we will engage in combat!"

    Drill Peck.

    "What power you possess! I cannot fathom how you were able to beat my Fighting Pokemon so easily! Maybe...my master was right; maybe there are types that can hit Fighting-types harder! Either way, a deal is a deal. You may choose one of the two Pokemon in the back to keep as your own! To your left is a Hitmonlee; Hitmonlee is a master of kicking technique. Beware, though, Hitmonlee's defensive technique is one of the worst I've ever seen. If you wish to use Hitmonlee well, keep it away from damage! To my right is Hitmonchan. Hitmonchan can deliver punches faster than the eye can see, but beware: Hitmonchan is neither as fast nor as strong as his kicking cousin. What Hitmonlee possesses in power, Hitmonchan possesses in defense. The choice is yours, young warrior."

    Lolcat picks up the Pokeball to the left and bows to the master.

    Tomorrow, Lolcat knew, was the battle of Silph Co.


    The Team:

    alive (open)


    [pimg]143[/pimg]
    Lv. 31, Serious nature
    -Rest
    -Snore
    -Headbutt
    -Yawn

    Snorlax was just recently acquired, and didn't see much use because of the Fighting types. He'll get some usage soon enough, though...

    [pimg]75[/pimg]
    Lv. 37, Careful nature
    -Rock Throw
    -Magnitude
    -Defense Curl
    -Rollout

    Graveler's still gravelin'.

    [pimg]22[/pimg]
    Jolly nature, Lv. 40
    -Drill Peck
    -Fly
    -Secret Power
    -Fury Attack

    MVP atm. Most redundant set evar :D:D

    [pimg]45[/pimg]
    Lv. 38, Naive
    -Giga Drain
    -Bullet Seed
    -Acid
    -Sleep Powder

    Ass kicker extraordinaire. Basically it looks at you and then you die.

    [pimg]106[/pimg]
    Lv. 25, Quiet
    -ROFL KICK
    -Jump kick
    -Brick Break
    -Focus Energy

    I think I'll keep it, but man is that a shitty level to get it on. Actually, this guy has the most redundant moveset ever.



    Dead (open)

    [pimg]8[/pimg]. A fucking Dugtrio killed this thing, then it died right before the Gym it was supposed to fuck up. What a shitty deal.

    [pimg]12[/pimg] (x2) R.I.P. Butterfree. Your ability to spread status went unmatched. Dugtrio feels sorry for killing you and Wartortle. If anything's filling the void, it's Vileplume, who's even bulkier and can at least spread sleep. I wish Vileplume got Confusion though, as Grass/Poison is crap attacking type.

    [pimg]51[/pimg]. Y U kill mah war tortle? Eh you did pretty good killing a lot of shit but man did you really have to get OHKO'd?

    [pimg]84[/pimg] A grinding incident gone horribly wrong. Machamps suck. Killed the guy above too.

    [pimg]134[/pimg]

    Holy fuck this sucks. And I totally could have saved you too man I'm so sorry. Either way I'll probably get a Lapras from Silph but you have a special place in my heart. I forgot your physical defense sucks without any investment. bs smogon

    [pimg]85[/pimg]

    This guy was five levels lower than everyone else and was probably going to become my MVP. Then a fucking crit happened.

    Hey, RNG, go choke on a big black, uh, rubber duck. Yeah, rubber duck. Get rubber poisoning and die.


    Boxed (open)

    A bunch of shit/Pickup slaves that I'll never use


    Edit: Hell yeah I got this in during 2011
  24. Son_of_Shadoo

    Son_of_Shadoo

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    Part 1 of the Heart Gold Nuzlog will be up soon. It will take me as far as Bugsy (though I'm currently training for Whitney.)

    No deaths so far, but I seriously need to grind. Current team is Croconaw/Geodude/Butterfree/Hoothoot/Togepi. Togepi is a bulky mofo, and Geodude has raped the gyms. Hoothoot will troll Morty so hard it's not even funny. Really hoping to catch a Magnemite or something at some point...
  25. MusicalHobo

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