- [+] Rules
1. First encounter only as catch.
1a. Shinies are the great exception to the catch rule, yet are not immune to Nuzlocke Disease. (modified 12/24 due to silliness of the immunity)
1b. Dupes? Try again.
1c. If you are with a partner, catches are not counted until you are alone again.
2. Faint = Dead. Put it in the box to record your failure.
3. Name each after a forum member. You must have read through one of their Nuzlockes to name them. Exception is the starter, which is to be named after yourself.
5. Persistent Starter - if starter dies, game over, man.
6. Never look a gift Ponyta in the mouth. (gifts are allowed)
7. Virbank Complex in and out are separate areas. (added 12/22)
8. Nuzlocke ends after the first Elite Four run. (noted 12/22, any post-game shenanigans are immune, so I can play it more post-Elites if I get there)
9. Hidden Grottos are separate areas. It's not like I'll ever find anything cool in there, but, it's something. (added 12/23)
10. Reversal Mountain in and out are separate areas (added 12/25)
11. Relic Castle Superficial and Deep are two different areas, noted by aesthetic changes (added 12/25)
12. Trade evolutions may be obtained once the Pokémon reaches level 30. (added 12/25)
13. The PWT is immune to Nuzlocke if you are in a tournament, since care can be administered to fainted Pokémon immediately. (added 12/27)
14. Equivalent Exchange: I may forfeit my catch in one area to allow myself an extra catch in another area. I may only do this once. (added 12/31)
Oh, wait, she just showed up...look cute...
YES! If I had hands, I would do a fist-pump. I don't have hands yet, though, so I have to settle for shaking my little tail at the dang Snivy. When she let me out for a battle against her buddy, who trained an Oshawott from an egg, I got hit all of twice. I respect Oshawotts because, well, they can drown me. Snivies, though? Prissy little things. So full of their own egos that they fail to realize I will be able to set them on fire soon.
When Nina took me aside to introduce herself to me, I gave a little bow. "Sweetheart, I am the nutter that is BeyondTheFail, BTF for short," I said when she asked me my name. "And, frankly, I'm glad you didn't pick the Snivy. It's really full of itself, and it probably wouldn't listen to you properly, anyway. Now, let's get ourselves some friends." She nodded.
Now, I've seen a bunch of catching before. That Bianca chick really dumbed it down for Nina, which is lame, since I know she's brighter than that. The first encounter was a little Patrat at Level 2. She introduced herself to me as Tokyo Oranges, Tokyo for short. She was brought up to closer to my level, then we went to deliver a Town Map to her friend, who I found out was named Harry.
We met a former Champion before we got our next catch, a Sewaddle named ky-nim. She seems like a good-natured girl, even though she's a bit too calm for my liking. I do enjoy her company, though. She was also trained to close to my level, which was just in time for a second battle with Harry. Seriously, that boy had nothing better to do, I think. Tokyo and ky-nim handled him very well, and then we were sent to chase after a lost Herdier.
ky-nim found another catch for us. Dang, she's quick on the draw. The Mareep introduced himself as Manic. He seemed rather modest for his pedigree. It's interesting. We also brought him to nearly my level by the time we had found the Herdier and made it back to Alder, our ex-Champion friend. He then said he wanted us to do him a favor, which was beating up the Pokémon of his little kid students.
We made it to the Aspertia Gym before finally getting a chance to rest.
- [+] Author Notes
- At this point, my battery died on my DS. I'll be back for a second update after I've had a charge.
To explain the naming:
BTF - Me. Good reason for starter = death.
Tokyo - I've been following her Emerald Dicelocke and her Platinum Locke.
ky-nim - I've read through all of Tales of Sinnoh and through what she's posted of Myths of Unova.
Manic - I've read his entire series so far.