First Ruby Nuzzy post Hey guys, like I said, I’m doing a Nuzzy on my Ruby, and here is the first of (hopefully) many updates. Rules: Hide (Move your mouse to the hide area to reveal the content) Show Hide Hide Hide 1. Put all Pokémon in to a Box labeled “Heaven” 2.Nickname everything 3. I can only catch the first Pokémon I see on a route, except if it’s a dupe (or a Pokémon I have in my Pokédex), or I haven’t gotten my PokéBalls yet 4. As this is my first Nuzzy, healing items ARE allowed The story so far: Hide (Move your mouse to the hide area to reveal the content) Show Hide Hide Hide Chapter One: Enter the Hero I hate moving. We had a comfortable home in Johto; a home deserving of the Champion and his family. Then my dad lost, and had to get a job as a Gym Leader in Hoenne. My mom and I had to get a home in middle-of- nowhere-and-that’s-where-you’re-going Littleroot Town. The van jerked again; more so than usual, and a package almost fell on my head. Like I said: I hate moving. The van finally stopped, showering me with an ocean of debris. The door opened, only to have my mother drag me out, and shove me inside, tell me to set my clock (with what? I don’t have a watch, so do I use the Sun?), and tell me to meet my neighbour, Professor Birch. Chapter Two: First Pokémon Apparently, he isn’t there, but I should go meet his daughter, May. She brushed me off, and went to go help her dad. When I went after her, I found her dad being chased by a Poochyena. Way to go, May. I took a Pokémon from the bag he told me to look in. It was the Chick Pokémon, Torchic. I Scratched the Poochyena again and again; finally, it died. Later at the lab, he “gave” me the Torchic. Like I was going to give it back, anyways. He asked me if I would like to name it. I thought, “Why not?”. Hot Chick became my first Pokémon (I will rename it when I get to Slateport). I went out to Route 103, like he “suggested”, and fought May. Apparently, she had been a Trainer for a long time already. Sure. Whatever you want to think. Dude, she has a boyfriend. He shows her the “rare” Pokémon she supposedly finds, and you’re stupid enough to believe her. Your loss... When we got back to the Lab, Birch gave me a PokéDex, and May gave me some PokéBalls. Apparently, if she sees any cute Pokémon, she’ll catch them. Or your boyfriend gives them to you. As I was going out to Route 101, my mom caught me. I thought she would give me a rant, but apparently she just wanted to give me some Running Shoes. Cool shit. As I entered the first patch of grass, I encountered a dysfunctional Sentret. Apparently it’s called Zigzagoon here. Hot Chick Scratched it twice, then I threw a PokéBall at it. Enter Curve the Zigzagoon (another name I’ll be changing). I ran back home in my snazzy new clogs, and healed them both. I went out to Route 102 next, and Curve almost killed the first Pokémon we saw, which was a Caterpie with Down’s Syndrome, which is called Wurmple here. Meet Wormy (I’m really bad at naming things...) Wurmple. To catch my final Pokémon, I went to Route 103 to catch my final Pokémon until I got past whatever the next hick town in this good-for-nothing region. It was a Pokémon I’d never seen the like of before, the dog-like Poochyena. Wormy Tackled it down to size, and then I caught it. Kailee the Poochyena was the most recent addition to my team. I leveled up my Pokémon until they learned new moves: Poison Sting, Howl, Tail Whip, and Focus Energy for Wormy, Kailee, Curve, and Hot Chick, respectively. There, I went to the Oldale Town Pokémon Center, and went to sleep for the night. Summary: Hide (Move your mouse to the hide area to reveal the content) Show Hide Hide Hide 1. Obtained Torchic 2. Beaten May 3. Caught Curve 4. Caught Wormy 5. Caught Kailee 6. Saved and quit for the night The Crew: Hide (Move your mouse to the hide area to reveal the content) Show Hide Hide Hide Hot Chick the Torchic Serious Nature Level 7 -Scratch -Growl -Focus Energy -None Hot Chick is the leader of the team, and takes the role VERY seriously. He makes sure that no one dies; exemplified by the way he quickly took down the Zigzagoon after Wormy suffered a Critical Hit. I see his STAB Fire- and Fighting-Type moves coming in very useful later in the game (*cough*Glacia*cough*). Wormy the Wurmple Serious Nature Level 5 -Tackle -String Shot -Poison Sting -None Wormy is the second in command, and takes the role just as seriously, if not more, than Hot Chick. Wormy suffered a NDE (near death experience), and is careful when challenging Zigzagoons because of it. I can see the Status support provided by its evolutions and Poison Sting (*cough*Weedle*cough*) becoming invaluable later in the game. Curve the Zigzagoon Brave Nature Level 5 -Tackle -Growl -Tail Whip -None Curve was the first Pokémon I caught myself, and is that much closer to me for it. Curve is very brave, and isn’t afraid to take one for the team. The near-flawless coverage provided by Normal-Fire-Fighting and Pickup will make Curve a great teammate in the future. Kailee the Poochyena Lonely Nature Level 5 -Tackle -Howl -None -None Kailee is the newest member of my team, only making her appearance yesterday. She tends to keep to herself, and while she may have a less than impressive movepool at this point, Kailee will be able to learn powerful Normal- and Dark-Type moves later in the game.