[COMPLETED]The Third Nuzlocke Games

TheProjectCore
Conqueror of the Mossdeep Gym
Conqueror of the Mossdeep Gym
Joined: 3:16 PM - Jul 04, 2011

11:20 PM - Jun 21, 2013 #1

Hello everyone! I am your host and glorious leader, TheProjectCore, and welcome to the 3rd Nuzlocke Games! My fellow 'Gamemakers' and co-runners of this run are Geo (Nuzlocke Games 1 Champion) and The One and Only (Nuzlocke Games 2 Champion).

For those who are new to the Nuzlocke Games series, hi! Here's a quick summary of how the run works: Based around the popular book series by Suzanne Collins, The Hunger Games, The Nuzlocke Games is a communitylocke (also dubbed 'competitionlocke') where a group of 12 Nuzlockers, known as 'tributes', play through a randomised Pokemon game. At certain points throughout the game, such as key landmarks or after crucial plot events, the tributes will check in with the team they have raised so far, and two tributes will battle with the teams they have raised so far using an online simulator. Winning these battles can earn you valuable rewards that will help you throughout your journey, while losing can result in a penalty, or in some cases, elimination. The Games continue in this manner until only 1 tribute remains, who is declared the winner. In addition, much like the Hunger Games, as viewers of the run, YOU get to be involved in the run as a sponsor! A sponsor is a viewer of the run who can send gifts to their favourite tributes to help them in the game. More information on sponsorship is listed by 7th Y below this post. Of course, there are quite a few twists and turns along that way to keep things exciting, but that's the overall framework of the run. See below for the official trailer of the Games:
For the first time with the Nuzlocke Games, we will be inviting more than the standard 12 tributes, and extending the run to involve 18 different Nuzlockers, who will all compete to be the last person standing in a grueling challenge of luck, skill and perseverance! Awesome!

We opened a separate thread in the challenge discussion section of the forums, where people could express their interest in participating. Over 40 people volunteered to participate, and from that list, we have randomly selected 18 tributes, as well as 8 reserves (who will replace our tributes if they drop out), the results of which can be found here:
Now, as this run is a competition, there are some rules that our tributes must follow in order to make sure everything is fair. There is an extensive list of these below, but the general gist is fairly obvious once you get the hang of it. Please do not be intimidated by these, but note that this list is as extensive as it is to try to avoid confusion. We recommend that you read them now to get a rough idea of things, and if you have any urgent questions to consult one of us. If you are unsure of anything throughout the Games, come back to this post and check the relevant section to help break it down. These rules are as follows:
[+] Rules and a bit of a
[+] 0. Rules for Tributes, sponsors and general viewers
a) Please be wary of posting spam to the thread. In a run with 18 people posting updates about their gameplay, 3 gamemakers posting important rule updates/answers to FAQs, as well as viewers giving feedback and posting that they would like to send a gift to their favourite tribute(s) as a sponsor, posts have a tendency to pile up quite quickly. Where possible, try to quickly have a speed read through any new posts to make sure you aren't repeating things and adding clutter to the thread. It will make reading things easier on everyone if we all pitch in and do our bit.

b) When posting to the thread, if you are posting something reasonably lengthy, like an update or plot, please use spoiler tags. This will mean pages load a lot quicker for people, and will make scrolling through a lot easier. Given the anticipated traffic to the thread, if you are posting an update or some form of story, you might also like to consider including a short summary of your post at the end (often called a "TL;DR" version) to help people who have fallen behind catch up on your story quickly.

c) SPONSORS! Howdy! 7th Y, one of the tributes from the 2nd Nuzlocke Games will be helping us out with our sponsor system this time around, so please keep an eye out for posts from her regarding any updates concerning you guys.

d) Sponsors and general viewers can contribute to this community in a lot of ways: You can ask to join our Skype group, where we chat all things Nuzlocke Games, Pokemon in general, and get to know each other (please note, this chat group will only be open to tributes for the first few days of the Games, in order to make sure they are settling in and so they can get to know each other a bit before we introduce more people to the group. We will post to this thread when the group is officially open to all viewers), send sponsor gifts using the sponsor system to help your favourite tributes succeed (For more information on this, please see 7th Y's post below this), and by writing 'sponsor/viewer plot'. 'Sponsor/viewer plot' is your chance to get involved and get creative by pretending you are in the world of the Nuzlocke Games. You can write short snippets that simply show how you would react to the events being posted about, or explain why you think someone might like your favourite tribute. For context, sponsors are typically quite rich and live in what is known as the "capitol". Most find the Games thoroughly enjoying (as barbaric as they might be), and cheer for their favourites devoutly each year. In a chaotic world where the Dictator has recently died, people are revolting in the streets and everything is falling apart, the Games are regarded as the one consistent thing in the lives of many, and are the one source of joy and entertainment many find in this world. Sponsor plot is entirely up to you, and although the main focus of the run is the tributes (and hence, sponsor plot is often only a trivial addition), previous sponsors have had immense fun writing short little posts and creating characters. However, please note, the same writing/plot recommendations applied to tributes generally apply to sponsors as well (see below). Be respectful of other people's writing and do not 'God-mod' and overpower everyone else.

e) Tributes are not allowed to explicitly state what gifts they would want sponsors to send them in their posts, and cannot contact sponsors privately to tell them their desires. This is done to mimic the fact that while in the arena, your character will not have any means of contacting the outside world. It is up to sponsors to decide how they would like to spend their credits and what they think would be most helpful to you.
[+] 1. Standard Nuzlocke Rules:
a) Tributes may only catch the first encounter they find in any new area. Gift Pokemon, such as starters or eggs do not count towards this, unless explicitly stated. This rule can only be changed by express permission from myself (TheProjectCore), Geo or The One and Only e.g. a potential reward might be getting the chance to make a bonus catch.

b) If a Pokemon faints as a result of battle, it is dead, and must be permanently boxed or released. The only exception to this rule is for online battles. If a Pokemon faints as a result of an online battle with another tribute, it is not considered dead.

c) Tributes are encouraged to nickname all their Pokemon.

d) We have self-randomised your game for you already, however, it is possible that there may be some glitches that we are not aware of. If you notice a glitch/bug, please let us know immediately. One glitch that we are aware of is that some roms will still have illegal Pokemon appear in the wild. These Pokemon are:
  • Mewtwo
  • Lugia
  • Ho-oh
  • Latios
  • Latias
  • Groudon
  • Kyogre
  • Rayquaza
  • Deoxys
  • Wynaut
  • Wobbuffet
If you encounter any of these Pokemon throughout your journey, do not attempt to capture them. You should attempt to run from these Pokemon if possible. If escape is not possible, try to knock them out. If any of your Pokemon die while trying to escape from one of these wild encounters, "bullshit clause" applies, and they may be restored to full health by visiting the nearest Pokemon Centre.
[+] 2. Posting Frequency:
a) In order to keep the Games progressing at a standard rate, tributes are required to update to the thread within 72 hours of being given an instruction. Updates must contain a sufficent number of screenshots to show progress throughout the game, and include a check-in with their team (more details on check-ins can be found below).

b) In cases of unavoidable absence (because sometimes real life issues do get in the way, and we recognise that real life should come before the Games), alternatives may be arranged, however, they must be approved by myself, Geo and/or The One and Only, and tributes must notify us as soon as they are aware that they will be absent so that we can try to find alternative arrangements. We will assess all submitted reasons for extended absence, however, we reserve the right to accept or reject these reasons at our own discretion. Please try to update where possible, unless absolutely unavoidable, and where possible, let us know. We normally won't require you to make too much progress between checkpoints, normally no more than 1 or 2 towns of gameplay or 5 levels worth of grinding, so you should be able to find the time to update regularly, but if you can't, again, LET US KNOW. We can't help you if we don't know that there is a problem.

c) To help aid in communication, all tributes must have a Skype account so that they can contact myself, Geo or The One and Only via instant message to discuss any problems they might be having with updating. Tributes (and viewers) are also encouraged to use the Skype group chat where possible to prevent spam and clutter from appearing in the thread, as this will maximise readability for all involved. Posting comments and asking questions is fine, but pointless posts and idle chatter is considered spam, and is against forum policy, and you could be risking your account status if you post spam-like replies in excess.
[+] 3. Check-ins:
a) At the end of each update (typically when a tribute reaches a 'battle point'), tributes must 'check-in'. Checking-in involves showing that you have reached the target destination (and the steps taken to get there), and including a 'statshot' of your team. A stat-shot involves showing the stat section of the summary information for a Pokemon, which lists their level, HP, attack, defence, EXP, etc. Showing move-sets of Pokemon is optional.

b) A tribute may check-in to a battle point with up to 9 Pokemon. If chosen to battle at this battle point, the tribute may only choose from the 9 Pokemon which they checked in with, unless otherwise stated.

c) If the tribute is the first to reach a 'battle point', they have 'claimed' the battle point. This entitles them to check-in with up to 12 Pokemon, will make them one of the 2 tributes at that battle point who will battle, and allows them to choose their opponent for this battle once other tributes have been given sufficient time to catch up (normally within 72 hours of the tribute who claimed the battle point checking-in, unless stated otherwise). If all tributes have checked-in, the trainer who claimed the battle point can announce who they are challenging before the 72 hours have elapsed. However, if even only 1 tribute is yet to check in, unless myself, Geo or The One and Only state otherwise, the claiming tribute must wait before making their decision, even if their desired opponent has already checked in.

d) If the battle-point is located after a gym battle (e.g. the battle point is labelled "Falkner's Gym"), tributes must include a 'team-shot' of their team as soon as the battle is over. In other words, as soon as you defeat a gym leader, you must press start, go to Pokemon, and show us your party you used to defeat the gym leader and their current health status.
e) If a tribute fails to check in on time or check in correctly, they may receive a penalty, or, if chosen to battle, be forced to battle with their team that they last checked-in with, even if this means they are below the 'level-limit' for that battle point.

f) Tributes must make sure that when they check-in that they are below the level limit. A level limit is a level which is stated alongside every battle point which says you cannot grind above that level. This is to make sure battles in-game remain suitably challenging, and so that all tributes are on a level playing field. If you accidentally overlevel one or two Pokemon from time to time (e.g. in a gym battle where you have relied on mainly one Pokemon), we are willing to be lenient, but if chosen to battle at the battle point, you must reduce your party members to the relevant level when battling.

g) The following would be considered a valid check in:
Geo wrote:
I finally reached the battle point near the Petalburg Woods. I decided to hide though, in case another tribute sees me. I quickly looked at my team to see how they have grown.



My team is coming along nicely!
Obviously, if that were a real update, Geo would need to include more in his post to show how he actually got to the Petalburg Woods from his last check in point, but as a check in itself, he's ticked the boxes. He has shown where he is, and the statshots of his current team. Hypothetically, if he had just beaten a gym leader, he would also have to show a 'teamshot', such as this:


Except his Pokemon would probably not be at perfect health, seeing as you must take the teamshot IMMEDIATELY after beating the gym leader.
[+] 4. Online Battles:

a) Online battles cannot be made within the first 24 hours of a challenge being made so that sponsors may place bets on the outcome of the battle. Battles should then be conducted within the next 24-48 hours after this, where possible. If 2 tributes are set to battle, they are urged to contact each other straight away via PM/Skype to try to arrange a suitable time to battle (this is particularly important since not all tributes are from the same country, and you may have to work around time zones). Failure to complete a battle within a suitable time may result in a random winner being decided by the Gamemakers, or, if sufficient evidence is provided, victory may be awarded to the player who has most actively tried to get the battle to happen.

b) When participating in a battle online, you may only use the Pokemon that you checked into the battle point with. In addition, when entering their details into Pokemon online, you must enter them exactly as they appear in your game at the time of checking in. This means they must have the same moves, nature, stats and level. For assistance, you might want to consider using tools like Enciclopedia or an IV calculator to accurately determine your Pokemon's IVs and EVs to get their stats as accurate as possible.

c) Held items in online battles can be any item which you have acquired in your game so far. However, you can only use as many copies of an items as you have in your game. For example, you cannot give all 6 Pokemon a Silk Scarf if you only own 1 in-game. Furthermore, if an item is 'one use only' such as a berry, if it is used in an online battle, it must be disposed of in game.
[+] 5. Hacking:
a) External resources, such as GameShark or ActionReplay codes, Pokemon makers, save editors, etc may be used, but only to hack in an approved reward, gifts from sponsors or to check data like IVs/EVs. Using cheating devices for other purposes, such as illegally levelling up Pokemon, hacking in unauthorised items or manipulating data such as EVs and IVs is a serious breach of rules and is severely unfair to other competitors, and will not be tolerated.

b) Move Coins, an item that you can receive as a reward or as a gift from sponsors, allow you to teach a Pokemon a move that they otherwise would not be able to obtain, such as an egg move, a move tutor move, an event move or a move learned by a previous evolution. If using a Move Coin for this purpose, you must make sure that the combination of moves is legal (e.g. if you have taught a Pokemon 2 or more egg moves, but it would not normally be possible to chain breed those moves onto the Pokemon, the combination is illegal. If unsure whether a combination is legal, check Bulbapedia, or try programming the desired move combination into Pokemon online - if the combo is illegal, Pokemon Online will display a notice), and must also make sure you meet the relevant conditions (e.g. You cannot teach a Breloom the move Spore simply because its pre-evolution, Shroomish learns it, unless the conditions for Shroomish to learn the move are met: If your Breloom is at or above the level where Shroomish naturally learns spore (level 54), THEN you may use your move coin to teach that move). In order to keep track of move coin usage, if you wish to use a move coin, you must notify Geo of the move you wish to teach and which Pokemon you are teaching it to.

c) Before doing any hacking, tributes are strongly advised to create a back up of their file. Sometimes hacking does go wrong, and the last thing you want is to lose your progress because you pressed a few buttons incorrectly. Take your time, and make sure you have a backup of your save data, just in case...
[+] 6. Alliances:
a) Tributes may form alliances with one another throughout the Games. Alliances allow tributes to have practice battles with one another, arrange truces ("I won't challenge you if I claim a battle point if you won't challenge me?") and trade items and/or Pokemon.

b) Alliances must be arranged by private messages only. Do not post to the thread with messages along the lines of "Hey, does anyone want to be my ally?". In addition, if you do form an official alliance with someone, you must officially declare so in your next update. This has been added these Games to prevent someone from simply asking all tributes privately to be their ally, and then coasting through the game without fear of being challenged simply because they have a truce with all other tributes. Believe us, it is in your best interests for everyone to announce their alliances (even if only subtly) in public so that you yourself do not get duped (because if someone is willing to form a secret alliance with you, they are probably doing the same with every tribute, which means you really have nothing to gain from that alliance and are simply being used).

c) An alliance may be dissolved by either party at any time.

d) Trading Pokemon is strictly limited. Before checking-in at any battle point, each tribute is allowed to complete a maximum of 1 trade. This means that if Tribute A makes a trade with Tribute B, Tributes A and B cannot complete another trade until after the current battle point has been completed (this includes making additional trades with other players beyond this first trade (ie: if Tribute A trades with Tribute B, Tribute A cannot trade with anybody until the next battle point is announced and they are given permission to move on)). All trades must be announced by both players in their next update. When completing a trade, it is the responsibility of both tributes to ensure that they communicate the necessary data correctly. Deliberately sending false data or entering in data falsely for your own benefit is considered cheating.

e) Once a tribute has checked-in to a battle point, they can no longer complete trades with their allies. These limitations have been introduced in order to prevent overpowered defensive trading after someone has been challenged to a battle.

f) Pokemon that require a trade to evolve such as Machoke->Machamp, Kadabra->Alakazam, Porygon->Porygon2 etc can only be evolved by trading with an ally. If you wish to get this Pokemon back, you and your ally will need to trade again after the current battle point is completed.

g) In order to make alliances more balanced (since they have been overpowered previously), we are introducing a risk/reward system. At any stage, a tribute may be contacted by a Gamemaker regarding their alliance(s). Tributes may be offered the chance to "betray" an ally in exchange for a significant reward. This addition, once again, has been added to ensure that tributes do not abuse alliances, and consider entering them carefully knowing that they may be betrayed at any stage. Alliances are still a very powerful tool to have and have many benefits, however, it is recommended that you trust someone before entering one, just in case. It is now less of a case of "Win/Win no matter what the outcome" and more of "There's a lot to gain, but I should be careful".

h) Tributes reserve the right to reject an offer to join an alliance if it is offered to them. In cases such as this, the decline to join should be interpreted as a strategic move rather than a personal one, to avoid tributes taking offense to this rejection.
[+] 7. Rivalries:

a) We understand that the Nuzlocke Games is a competition based run, which makes you compete with other members of our community in a competitive manner. While we encourage you to try your best to win and to think strategically, it is of the utmost importance that this community remains positive and nurturing. The Games are designed to be a fun experience for all involved, and as such, instances of cyber bullying will not be tolerated. Friendly banter or light 'trash talk' is fine, as is having an open rivalry and declaring that you want to eliminate a particular contestant for strategic reasons. However, if we find that tributes (or viewers, even) are being intentionally aggressive in a way which constitutes bullying, defamation, or generally endangering an individual's personal welfare, we will take immediate action. Be competitive, by all means, but do not do so by being mean and horrible, or you may forfeit your place in the competition. Friendly competition is great, and that's what we're aiming for, and we hope that even if you don't win the Nuzlocke Games, when your time comes, you can say you've had a fun time playing. If you feel you are having issues with another member of the community, please, consult myself, ('Momma') Geo or The One and Only so that we can try to help (Geo has even had some experience and training with counseling and conflict resolution, so please, if you are in trouble, don't be silent. Where possible, we can try to keep matters confidential, except for where other Gamemakers need to be alerted or sought for advice, or where another party in the conflict needs to be contacted to try to resolve the issue. Your welfare is important).

b) Tributes are reminded that in some instances, other tributes may be awarded power that grants them the ability to reward themselves at the expense of penalising someone else. In most cases, such penalties rarely stem from a personal grudge, and are simply part of the Game. If you are penalised in this way, you are entitled to feel whatever emotions you choose about it, but we urge you not to take things too personally, and remind you that this is simply a Game. Remember the context of the Nuzlocke Games: You are all fighting to stay alive. If you are eliminated, you character dies. In matters of life and death, a character taking an opportunity to better their chance of survival at the expense of someone else is totally reasonable in most cases. If need be, use the penalty as motivation to get stronger and extract revenge on that tribute at a later date by perhaps beating them in battle. Again, if you feel your emotional welfare is endangered at all, we are available to help you through it, even if you just want someone to vent to who won't be critical of you.
[+] 8. Reading:

a) Tributes are expected to read all posts made to the thread by a Gamemaker, as they may contain important information. It is also highly encouraged that they read posts made by 7th Y, as she will be assisting with sponsorship these Games, and she may have a gift from a sponsor to give you. PLEASE NOTE: Sponsor gifts should not be hacked into your game until they have been authorised by 7th Y or a Gamemaker, just in case your sponsor does not have enough credit to complete their purchase.

b) Other posts to the thread are considered optional reading. It might be a good idea to read some general viewer comments to find out how you and your fellow tributes are being perceived, but it is not obligatory. Similarly, you are highly encouraged to read the posts of your fellow tributes so that you can see how they are going, compare yourself to them, and also make sure you do not make any contradictions to their plot points.
[+] 9. Plot Content (less of a rule and more of a polite request):
a) As this is a communitylocke, we need to make sure we work together as story makers. You will likely all create your own story for your characters, and how you shape this is entirely up to you. Be original, be quirky, try to win over sponsors. Creativity is definitely encouraged, as interesting characters makes for interesting stories. However, please be mindful of other tributes stories and respect them as artists. Do not 'God-mod' your plot, or treat your plot in such a way that it is superior to that belonging to others. The stories we all tell are equal. Do not back another tribute into a corner with your plot or include them in a significant way if you do not have their permission. Invasive plot can be both immature and insulting towards someone else's writing, as it implies that you do not care about what other people are trying to say, so long as everyone can hear your point of view. If you are unsure whether your plot may be considered invasive, contact a Gamemaker. (That being said, by all means, be creative and include/reference other people in your plot! But make sure you have the relevant permission to do so and that you respect everyone else in doing so.)

b) Remember the brief context of the Games when writing. You are a teenager who has been selected from the lottery to compete in a battle royale 18-way fight to the death for the entertainment of those watching you on television. The odds are stacked against you: You are likely to die. It is quite likely, given the context, that you do not have very much power, seeing as you are from an area known as a "district" which lives a life of relative poverty when compared to those in "The Capitol". It's possible that you might have 'volunteered' for a noble reason or because your character thinks they have what it takes to win and wants the glory associated with victory, but even then, they do not have a lot of power over the course their life is about to take. All that being said, it probably doesn't make very much sense for your character to be all-powerful with god-smiting superpowers and the ability to travel to alternate dimensions and with infinite resources to blow up a building. Give your characters any personality and guidance you like, but just be mindful to be realistic, as the tributes who tend to write from a more contextualised perspective and who have an element of relatableness and realism to their characters are the ones who have tended to be the most popular, and most successful, in the past.
[+] 10. Reserves:
a) Reserves are asked to try to remain semi-up to date with following the run, in case a position becomes available for you. You will be contacted directly if someone drops out and you are next on our list, but remaining semi-familiar with everything is probably a good idea, as it will save you excessive reading to catch up if you do get offered a place.

b) Reserves will be contacted in the order they are listed.

c) We reserve the right to stop using reserves after a certain time, and to use another method of accounting for a player if they drop out after a certain point. This is to ensure the Games continue with as few delays as possible (since catching up when we are in the latter half of the region with very little notice could be very stressful for you and for the other tributes who are waiting for you to catch up) and in the interest of fairness, since, for example, someone new coming in at say the final 6 would feel unfair to those who have had to work hard to make it to those later stages, and also to those who have been eliminated naturally after several weeks of hard work. If you do not get a chance to play the Games as a reserve, if you choose to sign up for the Games again in the future, your name will be entered into the RNG an additional time.
Failure to comply with these rules may result in an official warning, a penalty in the Games, or in severe cases, disqualification. Previous tributes have been found guilty of cheating and have been disqualified as a result, so tributes are urged to play in a manner which is fair to all participants by complying with the rules listed above. As Gamemakers, we can ask you to send us your save files for inspection at any time to check for cheating, and although it's not something we like doing, it is necessary to ensure that everyone is giving each other a fair go. Cheating in a community like this is not only disrespectful to your fellow competitors, but also to people like us who have spent countless hours planning and organising this event for your enjoyment, so, in return, we ask that you be respectful and play with fairness and integrity. We understand that these rules can be restricting and challenging, but that's the spirit of Nuzlocke: Nuzlocke in itself is a challenge where you can easily cheat, but it loses its fun element and its intended purpose if you do so. We want this community to be as positive as possible, and although the extensive list of rules above may seem mundane and frustrating, if we all respect them, the Games will be a very pleasant experience for all.
Ok. Sorry about that. Rules can be tedious, but we have to have them.
The 1st tasks for our tributes!
To begin, we have 2 tasks for our tributes to complete: The first is quite simple. You simply have to add myself (theprojectcore), Geo (geostela) and The One and Only (oneandonly194) on Skype. Please include your forum name when adding us, so we know who you are. If you already have us as a contact, please send us a personal message so we know you have seen this message. You might also like to take this opportunity to download the Pokemon Online Battle Simulator and an up to date version of VisualBoyAdvance (and test that you can perform an in-game 'battery' save (as opposed to just save states)) if you haven't already done so.

The second task is for you to tell us all a little bit about yourself. Some things are from an administrative point of view, so that Geo, The One and Only and myself can help you as best as possible (e.g. timezones), while others are a chance for you to introduce yourselves to the viewers and sponsors, who will be a valuable asset to you in the Games. It is a brilliant chance to make a good first impression with people, so use it wisely! Please answer all of these questions as a post to the thread. The final question is particularly important, so you will need to read the posts made by other tributes who have answered first before replying with your own thoughts.
[+] Q and A for Tributes
Q1. Did you get to watch the previous Games in your district? Who were your favourite tributes and why? (It's OK if you haven't, and if you have, your answers don't HAVE to be Geo or Luke =P)

Q2. Why did you sign up for the Nuzlocke Games?

Q3. Do you know how to do basic hacking with Gameshark/Actionreplay codes and/or programs such as Enciclopedia or Ciro’s Pokemon Maker? NOTE: You will need the assistance of these tools for things such as sponsor gifts.

Q4. Do you know of any period of time when you will be unavailable for longer than 2 days? (48 hours)

Q5. Where are you from in real life and what is your timezone?

Q6. Is there anything you want to say to sponsors/general viewers?

Q7. Do you have any specific plans/strategies for the games?

Q8. Tell us something cool about yourself in real life! (Doesn't have to be deeply personal. Can be as simple as "I love chocolate!" if you like =) )

Q9. What sets you apart from the other tributes/What makes you special/Why do you think you will make a good tribute?

Q10. What is your preferred battle style?

Q11. Briefly describe your character in 100 words or less? (if you're unsure what to do with your character yet, look back at the reaping video: Towards the end, where it says "who will win?" it shows the seals of the 12 districts of Panem, the fictional country in the Hunger Games. Each district specialises in making a certain product or providing a certain service. Perhaps choose a random number from 1-12 and look at the work focus associated with that district and work from there?)

Q12. Below is a collection of 18 Pokemon:







Which one of these would you like to be your starter Pokemon? And an optional side question: why? (Note: if someone else has already picked the one you want, you have to choose another. These starters are first come first serve. E.g. if someone has already answered "Mankey" before you have, you cannot choose Mankey.)

NOTE: You cannot simply answer the final question to get first dibs on a starter and come back later and edit your post to answer the other questions. The questions must be answered as a complete set.
Both of these tasks must be completed by Monday 24th July 6pm EST. If they have not been completed in time, or we haven't heard from you, we will assume that you no longer wish to be a tribute and will offer your place to a reserve.


As the original poster, here's some of my plot to kick things off!
[+] Core's Plot
"Mother!" A young boy said as he was carrying his ailing mother into the basement, he had to hurry before those people got in.
"Sam. Please just leave me..." the mother begged her child. She started to cough violently and fell to the floor. Sam started to tear up and tried to pick up his mother. Suddenly there was a bang on the door.
"Sasha you dumb bitch open up the damn door! We know your fucking in there!" the person outside screamed.
"Mom! Mom! We have to go now! There at the door!" Sam said trying to pull his mother down into the basement. Sasha tried to protest but it was to late, the door was pushed down by a Rhyhorn. Two men burst in wearing a bandanna, they also had a shirt that had the sing of the Capitol on Fire.
"Alright Sasha, you've been telling Project and his shitty ass Peacekeepers about are plans." one of the men said. He walked over to Sasha and kicked her in the face.
"Mom! Please stop! She didn't mean it, please mister just leave her alone!" Sam said begging for his mothers life. The other guy came over and kicked Sam to the ground. An Infernape came and grabbed the boy pinning him to the wall.
"No, please Allen leave my son alone he had nothing to do with this!" Sasha pleaded.
Allen laughed and nodded to his friend. The other guy took out a match and threw it at the curtain.
"You trust that shitty capitol that couldn't even find Core's will. And because of that were all in a giant shit hole. " Allen said to her.
"So what if they can't find Core's will! Geo, Luke and Project are taking fine care of us! They will save Poke-Panem!" Sasha screamed.
Allen scoffed and snapped his fingers, the Rhyorn charged at Sasha and impaled her on it's horn.
"Mom!" Sam screamed as the Infernape headbutted him knocking the boy out. Allen and the other man along with their pokemon left, as the house burned down.
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"Yes sir, it was those damn Revolutionists again." the Peacekeeper said patching himself to Project.
"Alright. Try to find the bodies, stay safe the Revolutionists could still be out there." Project said turning off his mic. Project looked at the painting of Core above a couch.
"Auon. Why did this have to happen, the plan was perfect." Hephaestus who was disguised under the ruse of Project and could pass as Core's younger brother. Since Core had died the Poke-Panem has been in an outrage, their glorious leader had been killed and his will could not be found.
"Nine months. It's been nine months." Hephaestus said, since then a rag tag group of rebels deeming themselves the Revolutionists have been committing acts of crimes against the Capitol. Poke-Panem has been in mass mayhem and unrest since then. Having to pay for most of the the damage done in Poke-Panem, economy has been down. Job rates have plummeted since people are to afraid to go to work.It's been utter hell.
"Hephaestus" Geo said as he and Luke walked in.
"Geo. Luke. What is it?" Hephaestus asked.
"We need to talk. The people are outside, they REALLY want a dictator of some sort. " Geo said slamming his hands on the desk.
Hephaestus sighed.
"Well until Core's will is found we can't declare anyone of us a leader. "
"So what the hell do we do?" Geo asked.
"Well we need a distraction... so why not start the games again?" Luke said, shrugging.
"You can't be serious can you Luke?" Geo asked.
"If Core was going to create an army from the games in order to fight the gods, then we should continue the games. It'd be a great distraction while we try to find Core's will. Besides, it'd help in Core's plan" Luke said.
"He's right, it's our best option" Hephaestus said.
"We can't just let the games go on! It caused to much shit during the last games! It'd be better if we just let is stay dead!" Geo protested.
"Do you have any better ideas Geo?" Hephaestus asked him. The three sat in silence, which is odd considering whenever they were in a room together it was always Hephaestus and Geo arguing, Luke never said much.
"...Fine, we'll tell the people... the games are back on." Geo said. "But don't expect me to be apart of it" he said as he turned on his heel and started to leave the room.
"Wait, Geo, what are you saying?" Luke asked.
"If the two of you really think that organizing the Games again to distract people and to try to win over their support is what we should be focusing on, far be it from me to stop you" Geo said, rising from his seat. "Last year, I organised the Games in Core's absence when he was held prisoner by Dave. I did so because I thought I had no choice. That if I opposed the powers in charge, I'd be killed. But now I know better. We should be focusing on making ourselves stronger, not training up a new person at the cost of the lives of 11 other innocent children. So, as of tomorrow morning, I will be leaving the Capitol." Geo said.
"You will do no such thing! Don't you realize that we need to work together in this time of crisis?" Hephaestus said angrily.
"Really? All we do is fight and argue! No… I disagree with the direction you are taking, but I know I can do nothing to stop you. Arguing will achieve nothing. The best thing I can do is leave the Capitol and commence training for when the war is upon us. Alone." Geo replied, turning on his heel and leaving the room without glancing back.
"Oh Father, of all the tributes to win a game." Hephaestus said.
"Who needs him anyways." Luke said patting his stomach, the constant memory that kept him going.
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He could see it now. The death of a leader caused by an angry child. Gods at war, killing each other back and forth upsetting the balance, children crying in pain and agony as the constant thought of death and life echoes throughout their memory. He could see it all. And it was going to be glorious.
"War is boring. It's more fun to have complete chaos." the God of the Underworld said as he played with Auon's tormented soul.
Death looked from the corner, she feared for the world's safety. But she had to abide by it, for Hades was her master.
Let the 3rd Nuzlocke Games begin!
Life's got to hectic for these but I did do a run of Ultra Sun On my Own recently
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Core's Re-Return To The Wood of Fire
Beat me once? Shame on you. Beat me twice- well f*** me!
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Conqueror of the Saffron Gym
Conqueror of the Saffron Gym
Joined: 6:21 PM - Aug 16, 2012

11:21 PM - Jun 21, 2013 #2

[+] The Sponsor System
Hello sponsors and tributes. I am here to elaborate on how sponsoring will work this games, so if you are interested in sponsoring please read this post. If you sponsored in the last games, you should still read this post, since the sponsor sytem has been upgraded. If, after reading this post you still have any question, feel free to PM or ask in the thread, but make sure to read this post first, so you don't ask a question it already answers.

The sponsor system has been upgraded mostly to prevent cash being amassed in such quantities that a singleponsor buying every item on the list twice is a possibility. As such, some changes on betting, prices, and starting amount of cash has been changed.

If you desire to become an sponsor you may just post on the thread expressing said desire. The initial amount for each sponsor is 6.000Y. At each battle point, elimination or not, each sponsor will gain 1.000Y. The amount gotten by battle point may increase or decrease as the Game Makers see fit.

The way of sending items is still the same. After your sponsorship has been confirmed you must post, in a clear way, what you want to send and to which tribute you want it sent. The purchase is considered valid only after there is a post that gives the okay. Something as the following.
Sponsor A wrote: I would like to send Tribute A a King's Rock(5.000Y).
Eventually, there should have a message like this.
7th Y wrote: Tribute A recieved a King's Rock from Sponsor A. Sponsor A has 1.000Y remaining.
Only after the purchase has been confirmated the tribute can hack the items in their games.

Betting, however, has changed a little. The sponsors can bet on who will win in a determinated battle point by posting on it in a clear way. For example:
Sponsor B wrote: I would like to bet 4.000Y on Tribute B winning against Tribute C on the upcomming battle point.
Sponsor C wrote: I would like to bet 2.000Y on Tribute C winning against Tribute B on the upcomming battle point.
Sponsor D wrote: I would like to bet 5.000Y on Tribute C winning against Tribute B on the upcomming battle point.
Sponsor E wrote: I would like to bet 250Y on Tribute B winning against Tribute C on the upcomming battle point.
Sponsor F wrote: I would like to bet 750Y on Tribute B winning against Tribute C on the upcomming battle point.
The amount each sponsor win is now based on how much was bet on the losing side, instead of a flat multiplier. In this case, we would have the following:
7th Y wrote: Tribute B defeated Tribute C. The balances are as follow:
[+] Sponsors who bet correctly
The total amount bet on Tribute C was 7.000Y. Thus, those 7.000Y will be distributed between the winners as follow.
[+] Sponsor B
Sponsor B bet 4.000Y on Tribute B.
The total amount bet on Tribute B was 5.000Y.
Thus, sponsor B will earn a total of 5.600Y on this bet. ((4.000Y/5.000Y)*7.000Y)
His new balance will be 11.600Y (6.000Y + 5.600Y).
[+] Sponsor E
Sponsor E bet 250Y on Tribute B.
The total amount bet on Tribute B was 5.000Y.
Thus, sponsor E will earn a total of 350Y on this bet. ((250Y/5.000Y)*7.000Y)
His new balance will be 6.350Y (6.000Y + 350Y).
[+] Sponsor F
Sponsor F bet 750Y on Tribute B.
The total amount bet on Tribute B was 5.000Y.
Thus, sponsor B will earn a total of 1.050Y on this bet. ((750Y/5.000Y)*7.000Y)
His new balance will be 7.050 (6.000Y + 1.050Y).
[+] Sponsors who bet incorrectly.
[+] Sponsor C
Sponsor C bet 2.000Y on tribute C.
Thus, sponsor C new balance is 4.000Y (6.000Y - 2.000Y)

[+] Sponsor D
Sponsor D bet 5.000Y on tribute C.
Thus, sponsor D new balance is 1.000Y (6.000Y - 5.000Y)
The capitol may also add any amount of money they feel they need to the betting pools. Said money will always be added to the losing side in the calculations.


Betting twice in the same battle is not allowed.

Team Support

After 6 tributes have been eliminated sponsors will be able to joing efforts in ther sponsoring. More on that willl be revealed once the 6 tributes have been eliminated.
Events


To properly celebrate any major events during the games, the capitol may collect 10% of the current funds of each sponsor, and add 10 times the collect amount as a prize to the sponsor(s) that win the bets on said event.
[+] Sponsor Item Catalogue
[+] Pokéballs
Dive Ball = 500Y
Great Ball = 1.000Y
Luxury Ball = 500Y
Master Ball = 15.000Y
Nest Ball = 500Y
Net Ball = 750Y
Pokeball = 200Y
Premier Ball = 250Y
Repeat Ball = 150Y
Timer Ball = 2900Y
Ultra Ball = 1750Y
[+] Healing items
Antidote = 100Y
Awakening = 50Y
Burn Heal = 50Y
Elixer = 1.000Y
Energy Powder = 750Y
Energy Root = 1.250Y
Ether = 250Y
Full Heal = 3.000Y
Full Restore = 5.000Y
Heal Powder = 4.000Y
Hyper Potion = 1.250Y
Ice Heal = 50Y
Max Elixer = 5.000Y
Max Ether = 1.000Y
Max Potion = 4.000Y
Parlyz Heal = 50Y
Potion = 100Y
Super Potion = 750Y
[+] Hold Items
Amulet Coin = 10.000Y
Black Belt = 1.500Y
Black Glasses = 1.500Y
Bright Powder = 7.000Y
Charcoal = 1.500Y
Choice Band = 12.000Y
Cleanse Tag = 1.750Y
Deep Sea Scale = 1.500Y
Deep Sea Tooth = 1.500Y
Dragon Fang = 1.500Y
Dragon Scale = 1.500Y
Everstone = 500Y
Exp Share = 11.500Y
Focus Band = 6.000Y
Hard Stone = 1.500Y
King's Rock = 5.000Y
Lax Increase = 1.500Y
Light Ball = 3.000Y
Lucky Egg = 13.000Y
Lucky Punch = 1.500Y
Macho Brace = 13.000Y
Magnet = 1.500Y
Metal Coat = 1.500Y
Metal Powder = 1.500Y
Miracle Seed = 1.500Y
Mystic Water = 1.500Y
NevermeltIce = 1.500Y
Poison Barb = 1.500Y
Quick Claw = 6.000Y
Scope Lens = 6.000Y
Sea Incense = 1.500Y
Sharp Beak = 1.500Y
Shell Bell = 8.000Y
Silk Scarf = 1.500Y
Silver Powder = 1.500Y
Smoke Ball = 1.500Y
Soft Sand = 1.500Y
Soothe Bell = 3.000Y
Soul Dew = 11.500Y
Spell Tag = 1.500Y
Stick = 500Y
Thick Club = 1.500Y
Twisted Spoon = 1.500Y
Upgrade = 1.500Y
[+] TMs
TM01: Focus Punch = 6.000Y
TM02: Dragon Claw = 8.500Y
TM03: Water Pulse = 9.000Y
TM04: Calm Mind = 7.000Y
TM05: Roar = 2.000Y
TM06: Toxic = 9.000Y
TM07: Hail = 3.000Y
TM08: Bulk Up = 7.000Y
TM09: Bullet Seed = 2.000Y
TM10: Hidden Power = 5.000Y
TM11: Sunny Day = 3.000Y
TM12: Taunt = 3.000Y
TM13: Ice Beam = 13.000Y
TM14: Blizzard = 15.000Y
TM15: Hyper Beam = 8.000Y
TM16: Light Screen = 8.500Y
TM17: Protect = 8.000Y
TM18: Rain Dance = 3.000Y
TM19: Giga Drain = 8.000Y
TM20: Safeguard = 5.000Y
TM21: Frustration = 5.000Y
TM22: Solarbeam = 12.000Y
TM23: Iron Tail = 7.000Y
TM24: Thunderbolt = 13.000Y
TM25: Thunder = 15.000Y
TM26: Earthquake = 15.000Y
TM27: Return = 14.000Y
TM28: Dig = 7.000Y
TM29: Psychic = 13.000Y
TM30: Shadow Ball = 11.500Y
TM31: Brick Break = 10.000Y
TM32: Double Team = 8.000Y
TM33: Reflect = 8.500Y
TM34: Shock Wave = 7.000Y
TM35: Flamethrower = 12.000Y
TM36: Sludge Bomb = 12.000Y
TM37: Sandstorm = 3.000Y
TM38: Fire Blast = 15.000Y
TM39: Rock Tomb = 8.000Y
TM40: Aerial Ace = 7.000Y
TM41: Torment = 3.000Y
TM42: Facade = 11.500Y
TM43: Secret Power = 6.000Y
TM44: Rest = 5.000Y
TM45: Attract = 5.000Y
TM46: Thief = 3.000Y
TM47: Steel Wing = 8.000Y
TM48: Skill Swap = 3.000Y
TM49: Snatch = 3.000Y
TM50: Overheat = 15.000Y
[+] Flutes
Black Flute = 2.000Y
Blue Flute = 2.000Y
Red Flute = 2.000Y
White Flute = 2.000Y
Yellow Flute = 2.000Y
[+] Battle Items
Dire Hit = 750Y
Guard Spec = 750Y
X Accuracy = 750Y
X Attack = 750Y
X Defend = 750Y
X Special = 750Y
X Speed = 750Y
[+] Evolution Items
Fire Stone = 8.000Y
Leaf Stone = 8.000Y
Moon Stone = 8.000Y
Sun Stone = 8.000Y
Thunder Stone = 8.000Y
Water Stone = 8.000Y
[+] Money Items
Big Mushroom = 1.500Y
Big Pearl = 700Y
Heart Scale = 2.000Y
Nugget = 750Y
Pearl = 500Y
Star Piece = 750Y
Stardust = 500Y
Tiny Mushroom = 750Y
1 Game Corner Coin = 10Y
[+] Food

In these games, the sponsor can send food to their favorite tributes. Food sent this way is not poisoned, and thus can be used freely.
Food Items:
Leftovers = 30.000Y

(Berries consumed on the simulator are spent in-game.)

Cherri = 300Y
Chesto = 500Y
Pecha = 1.000Y
Rawst = 200Y
Aspear = 200Y
Leppa = 200Y
Oran = 750Y
Persim = 200Y
Lum = 1.750Y
Sitrus = 3.000Y
Figy = 2.000Y
Wiki = 2.000Y
Mago = 2.000Y
Aguav = 2.000Y
Iapapa = 2.000Y
Razz = 50Y
Bluk = 50Y
Nanab = 50Y
Weapar = 50Y
Pinap = 50Y
Pomeg = 500Y
Kelpsy = 500Y
Qualot = 500Y
Hondew = 500Y
Grepa = 500Y
Tamato = 500Y
Cornn = 50Y
Magost = 50Y
Rabuta = 50Y
Nomel = 50Y
Spelon = 50Y
Pamtre = 50Y
Watmel = 50Y
Durin = 50Y
Belue = 50Y
Liechi = 1.000Y
Ganlon = 250Y
Salac = 1.500Y
Petaya = 1.000Y
Apicot = 250Y
Lansat = 500Y
Starf = 250Y
[+] Eggs
Pokémon Eggs:

In those games, the sponsor can send eggs to their favorite tributes. The strength of the mon inside will be based on the quality of the chose egg. All eggs hatches as the first of the evolutionary family.

Scrambled Egg: Everything is random. Random species, random nature, random IVs and basic/start moves.
Costs 15.000Y

Good Egg: Random species, random nature, IVs are random but can only be between 10-31, basic/start moves + 1 move of choice from sponsor (Level Up/TM/Tutor/Breeding/Event. In cases like this, AND CASES LIKE THIS ONLY, if the random Pokemon was, say, a Shroomish, Spore could be selected as a move.).
Costs 20.000Y

Deluxe Egg: Sponsor may nominate 1 type (e.g. Steel) - the species is then randomly selected from all Pokemon that have this type, or that have an evolutionary relativy with this type. Random nature, IVs are again random, but range from 15-31, Pokemon has its basic/start moves + 2 moves of choice from sponsor (same conditions as above) and is SHINY.
Costs 25.000Y
[+] Other Items
Other items:
Move Coin (Allows the tribute to hack one Event Exclusive/Breeding Exclusive/Tutor move on one pokemon they own.) = 15.000Y
TM Shotgun (2 Random TMs) = 12.000Y
Care Package (3 Random Items) = 10.000Y
1 Random Held Item = 3.750Y
Core Pass (Nulifies one punishment issued by Core.) = 200.000Y
[+] Bounties
Bounties = 300Y + X, where X is as much as you want the bounty to be worth it.

To elaborate on how bounties work:

The sponsors can issue a bounty, by paying a small fee for the paperwork. They also have to pay how much they want to reward the one that collect said bounty. All this payment is done beforehand. The target tribute is then flagged with the bounty. Once the flagged tribute is defeated in a battle, the tribute that did so will get the amount stated in the bounty, and the flagged tribute will no longer be flagged. The reward must be spent before the next BP. If the flagged tribute suicides, the sponsor will be fully refunded. For an Example:
[+] Example on Bounties
Sponsor B decided that Tribute D is overpowered and deserves to die an horribly death, so he decided to put a bounty on Tribute D. Sponsor E have 11.600Y, so to put a bounty he first pay 300Y, and then he can put any value from 1Y to 11.300Y. He decides that 10.000Y is a fair amount. So, in total he spends 10.300Y, lowering his balance to 1.300Y. However, on a plot twist, Tribute D ally, Tribute E, defeats Tribute D in a battle that is not to death. Thus tribute E gets 10.000Y to spend the way s/he sees fit, and there is not a lot Sponsor E could do.
[+] Q&A

Q: "How can I be a sponsor?"
A: "Just express interest, either in the thread or by PMing me, and you should become a sponsor in the next sponsorship update."

Q: "Can I bet on both battle points, or only 1 at a time?"
A: "You may bet on both battle points, but only one time in each region.

Q: "Can I increase a bounty after it is issued?"
A: "Yes. You don't need to pay an extra 300Y to do that, just express your interest and the amount that you want to increase it. You can't decrease bounties, so increase it wisely."
List of Sponsor Gifts sent - Made by BeyondTheFail
[+] First Month of Sponsorship
Day 1 of sponsorship - Warming Up
Day 2 of sponsorship - Setting up
Day 3 of sponsorship - Start
Day 4 of sponsorship, Morning Update - Should be actually day one, since things actually happens today
Day 4 of sponsorship, Evening Update - Now that a lot of sponsorship is happening those posts will actually be relevant
Day 5 of sponsorship, Morning Update - Dying Down.
Day 5 of sponsorship, Evening Update - More Alive.
Day 6 of sponsorship, Morning Update - This time with less mistakes.
Day 6 of Sponsorship, Evening Update - This time with less funny.
Day 7 of sponsorship - On which there is only one update because no things actually happened today
Day 8 of sponsorship - Refunds and not much else.
Day 9 of sponsorship - Bets are now open.
Day 10 of sponsorship, Morning Update - More bets and some gifts.
Day 10 of sponsorship, Extra Update - Btting close in less than 2 hours.
Day 10 of sponsorship, Evening Update - Kanto Battle done.
Day 11 of sponsorship, Morning Update - Everyone gets a bounty.
Day 11 of sponsorship, Evening Update - Johto Battle done.
Day 12 of sponsorship, Morning Update - Bookkeeping corrections and some gifts.
Day 12 of sponsorship, Evening Update - Some gifts before the next battle point is announced.
Day 13 of sponsorship, Morning Update - Bets for the next battle.
Day 13 of sponsorship, Evening Update - Much, much, much, earlier this time.
Day 13 of sponsorship, Last Minute Update - Brought to you by BreloomurderTheOneandOnly
Day 14 of sponsorship, Extra Update - Both battles done.
Day 14 of sponsorship - Post-battle gifts.
Day 15 of sponsorship - Another slow day.
Day 16 of sponsorship - The calm before the storm.
Day 17 of sponsorship, Morning Update - First elimination battle point.
Day 17 of sponsorship, Evening Update - First elimination battle point II: This time with more than 3 bets.
Day 18 of sponsorship, Extra Update - First elimination done, and more
Day 19 of sponsorship - Geo returns to the sponsor system
Day 20 of sponsorship - The Vermillion Square Tourneament!
Day 21 of sponsorship, Evening Update - The Vermillion Square Tourneament!
Day 21 of sponsorship, Evening Update - The Vermillion Square Tourneament Set to Begin!
Day 22 of sponsorship, Morning Update - Now with my awful humor again
Day 22 of sponsorship, Evening update - The amount spent today is roughly equal to the amount spent on the other 21 days.
Day 23 of sponsorship, Morning Update - In which nothing much happens.
Day 23 of sponsorship, Evening Update
Day 24 of sponsorship - Everything is slow until the bets start
Day 25 of sponsorship, Extra Update - Bets have started for the next Elimination Battle Point
Day 25 of sponsorship, Evening Update - Bets have almost ended for the next Elimination Battle Point
Day 26 of sponsorship- No gifts, just bets
Day 27 of sponsorship, Extra Update - The Payout for the 2nd Elimination Battle Point
Day 27 of sponsorship - Some gifts before the battles.
Day 28 of sponsorship - No help against Lati@s.
Day 29 of sponsorship - King's Day.
Day 30 of sponsorship - Bro's Day.
Day 31 of sponsorship - Its been a month of TNG.
Day 1 of Month 2 of Sponsorship - New BP means more Y for you.
Day 2 of Month 2 of Sponsorship - 18 hours for the battle to be announced and there is still nothing happening.
Day 3 of Month 2 of Sponsorship, Morning Update
Day 3 of Month 2 of Sponsorship, Evening Update - We have been promised battles by now
Day 4 of Month 2 of Sponsorship, Morning Update - If the battles had been announced after the innitial 72 hours, we would be having payouts right now
Day 4 of Month 2 of Sponsorship, Evening Update - The battles will probably end up happening 10 seconds after this update is up
Day 5 of Month 2 of Sponsorship, Morning Update - In which the waiting game is played
Day 6 of Month 2 of Sponsorship, Extra Update - Payouts


Day 11 of Month 2 of Sponsorship, "Afternoon" Update
Day 11 of Month 2 of Sponsorship, "Evening" Update
Day 12 of Month 2 of Sponsorship, "Morning" Update
Day 13 of Month 2 of Sponsorship
Day 13 of Month 2 of Sponsorship, "Evening Update"
Day 13 of Month 2 of Sponsorship, Quick Betting Summary
Day 14 of Month 2 of Sponsorship, "Afternoon" Update
Day 15 of Month 2 of Sponsorship, "Morning Update"
Day 15 of Month 2 of Sponsorship, "Evening" Update
Day 16 of Month 2 of Sponsorship, "Evening" Update
Day 17 of Month 2 of Sponsorship, "Morning" Update
Day 17 of Month 2 of Sponsorship, "Morning" Update
Day 18 of Month 2 of Sponsorship, "Midnight" Update
Day 18 of Month 2 of Sponsorship, "Afternoon" Update
Day 19 of Month 2 of Sponsorship, "Midnight" Update
Day 19 of Month 2 of Sponsorship, "Afternoon" Update
Day 20 of Month 2 of Sponsorship, "Afternoon" Update
Day 21 of Month 2 of Sponsorship, "Morning" Update
Day 21 of Month 2 of Sponsorship, "Afternoon" Update
Day 22 of Month 2 of Sponsorship, "Evening" Update
Day 22 of Month 2 of Sponsorship, "Afternoon" Update
Day 23 of Month 2 of Sponsorship, "Morning" Update
Day 24 of Month 2 of Sponsorship, "Afternoon" Update
Day 25 of Month 2 of Sponsorship, "EARLY Morning" Update
Day 25 of Month 2 of Sponsorship, "Afternoon" Update
Day 25 of Month 2 of Sponsorship, "Afternoon" Update
Day 26 of Month 2 of Sponsorship, "Evening" Update
Day 27 of Month 2 of Sponsorship, "Evening" Update
Day 28 of Month 2 of Sponsorship, "Afternoon" Update
Day 29 of Month 2 of Sponsorship, "Midnight" Update
Day 29 of Month 2 of Sponsorship, "Afternoon" Update
Day 30 of Month 2 of Sponsorship, "After-Midnight" Update
Day 31 of Month 2 of Sponsorship, "Afternoon" Update
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Conqueror of the Blackthorn Gym
Conqueror of the Blackthorn Gym
Joined: 11:08 AM - Jan 14, 2012

11:22 PM - Jun 21, 2013 #3

Hey everyone!
I will be editing this post as the games go on to include links to any important posts and updates. Stay tuned!
spaceyOptimist has made a very useful table of contents here. It isn't complete at the moment, but it's a great starting point if you'd like to check it out.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2ZzGtLHJ ... e=youtu.be
Here are the videos for the battles we've seen in the Nuzlocke Games so far!

Our current check-in points are at Radio Tower in Johto and on the SS Anne (Captain's Room) in Kanto, both at level 24. Tributes may check in with up to 9 Pokemon.
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Fuipui
Conqueror of the Violet Gym
Conqueror of the Violet Gym
Joined: 3:09 AM - May 07, 2012

11:34 PM - Jun 21, 2013 #4

Hyped hyped hyped. The line-up for the tributes is great. I know for sure I'm rooting for, like, half of them. I can't even choose who I want to win. Anyway, I would like to ask to be a sponsor, and I would also like to say to all of the tributes: Good luck, and odds and stuff and you get it.
CURRENT RUN: None. I lost all of my screenshots and data. My computer broke.

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Conqueror of the Petalburg Gym
Conqueror of the Petalburg Gym
Joined: 3:51 AM - Feb 09, 2012

11:38 PM - Jun 21, 2013 #5

Choosing to not sponsor was a good decision on my part. Too many people I want to do well. ^^;

Good luck to the lucky 18 that got in, and for those reserves, be ready. Remember these words: Reserves dominate. ;D

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Round 1: 2-0 (+7) vs. New Orleans Gengars (coached by Gengar to Victory)
Round 2: 2-0 (+6) vs. Kansas JayHawluchas (coached by natnap12)
Round 3: 0-2 (-7) vs. Texas Toxicroak (coached by Rhetco)
Round 4: vs. Buffalo Scythers (coached by Kaltchrei)
Round 5: 0-2 (-7) vs. Chicago Blacksawks (coached by Zaazaa0)
Round 6: 0-2 (-2) vs. Montreal Arcanadiens (coached by Clockenstein)
Round 7: 2-0 (+7) vs. Minnesota Twineedles (coached by Toyatasomi no Miko)
Round 8: 2-0 (+10) vs. Green Bay Pikachus (coached by RainaOkami)
Round 9: 2-0 (+6) vs. Hartford Wailmers (coached by StrykerX)
Round 10: vs. New Yorrek Rangers (coached by LulzitsMatty)
Round 11: vs. New Mauville Patriots (coached by GoodMorningCrono)
Round 12:

Current Standing: 5-2 w/ +22 differential.
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The 2nd Annual Nuzlocke Games
Placing: 2nd

TYKING1224'S ALT EVOS CAPSLOCKE
DEATHS: 4

The 4th Annual Nuzlocke Games
Placing: 1st
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The one and only
Conqueror of the Azalea Gym
Conqueror of the Azalea Gym
Joined: 7:25 AM - May 16, 2012

11:43 PM - Jun 21, 2013 #6

Fuipui wrote:Hyped hyped hyped. The line-up for the tributes is great. I know for sure I'm rooting for, like, half of them. I can't even choose who I want to win. Anyway, I would like to ask to be a sponsor, and I would also like to say to all of the tributes: Good luck, and odds and stuff and you get it.
All you have to do is express interest on the thread, which I believe you have done.
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Death is imminent: A volt white nuzlocke - My very first nuzlocke



Pokemon Obsidian Dicelocke - Where rolling a 6 means death to those in the box
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Conqueror of the Goldenrod Gym
Conqueror of the Goldenrod Gym
Joined: 1:42 AM - Apr 27, 2013

11:47 PM - Jun 21, 2013 #7

[+] Q & A
Q1. Did you get to watch the previous Games in your district? Who were your favourite tributes and why? (It's OK if you haven't, and if you have, your answers don't HAVE to be Geo or Luke =P): I haven't red them, so I do not have a favorite.

Q2. Why did you sign up for the Nuzlocke Games?: My friend told me about them, And I just couldn't say no

Q3. Do you know how to do basic hacking with Gameshark/Actionreplay codes and/or programs such as Enciclopedia or Ciro’s Pokemon Maker? NOTE: You will need the assistance of these tools for things such as sponsor gifts: Nah, I'm fine with hacking.

Q4. Do you know of any period of time when you will be unavailable for longer than 2 days? (48 hours): Sometimes if I'm away with friends, but other times I'm usually online. ^^;

Q5. Where are you from in real life and what is your timezone? Northern California, Pacific time zone. I for the life of me can't remember. ^^;

Q6. Is there anything you want to say to sponsors/general viewers? Just that, I'll try my best, and If I don't get sponsered, I might not be able to take home the winning title. I have anticipated this moment for a long time, and I don't want to waste it.

Q7. Do you have any specific plans/strategies for the games?: Staying silent. Keeping alone and to myself, maybe an ally. No enemies.

Q8. Tell us something cool about yourself in real life! (Doesn't have to be deeply personal. Can be as simple as "I love chocolate!" if you like =) ) : Well, I'm a quirky person. I am determined, and can shift moods easily. My attitude depends on the mood of other people I converse with.

Q9. What sets you apart from the other tributes/What makes you special/Why do you think you will make a good tribute?: I wont be the one to bash your brains in. I'll be the one laughing my head off while I watch the others bash skulls.

Q10. What is your preferred battle style?: fast and special attack.

Q11. Briefly describe your character in 100 words or less? (if you're unsure what to do with your character yet, look back at the reaping video: Towards the end, where it says "who will win?" it shows the seals of the 12 districts of Panem, the fictional country in the Hunger Games. Each district specialises in making a certain product or providing a certain service. Perhaps choose a random number from 1-12 and look at the work focus associated with that district and work from there?)

Aoki is a hard working silent person. He doesn't enjoy the company of others, well, not entirely. He secretly likes others company, and can't bring himself to make friends, with the words of advice he receives. He's a dark person.

Q12. Below is a collection of 18 Pokemon:

GHASTLY

And district 11 :I
:!~Come join the fun~!:
One day life asked death,"Why do people love me, but loathe you?"
Death responded,"because you are a beautiful lie and i'm a painful truth."
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Toyotasomi no Miko
Conqueror of the Oreburgh Gym
Conqueror of the Oreburgh Gym
Joined: 12:21 AM - Jan 13, 2011

11:47 PM - Jun 21, 2013 #8

[+] List of the Tributes/Reserves if you can't view the second video in the first post for some reason
[+] Tributes
1. LyricalRedFox
2. RR Sharp
3. Tokyo Oranges
4. Chihana
5. FireEmblemFan1154
6. Tigger
7. cchen12
8. The Takuto
9. TheMugenGuy
10. Charizard_Noob
11. LulzitsMatty
12. Lady Chocobo
Unlucky 13. Shuppeteer
14. PsychoJigglypuff
15. Fake Hero Enarf
16. Golden Ashes
17. Ollz272














(Note: There's actually a break here)





18. Moomoothecow1
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1. Zebra
2. ZettaSlowBro
3. Solohawk
4. RedNeckHolsety
5. DarkChibiKing
6. Eblis
7. PikaWHAT
8. Noranx
I bid all of the tributes a fair good luck!

...Oh, and I'd like to be a sponsor, please.
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Nothing, at the moment.
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Let's Talk Procyon and Deneb

Watch as I show off and talk about the content of Procyon and Deneb! Six Gym beta finished, so it's on hold until the next version comes out, whenever that is.
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Spiderpig2398: 1/12/2011 - 6/14/2011
Kisume: 6/14/2011 - 5/17/13
Toyotasomi no Miko: 5/17/13 - 6/24/15, 12/24/15 - 3/31/17, 4/2/17 - ???
Shedinja in Sandstorm: 6/24/15 - 12/24/15
Toyotasomi no Mikomrade: 4/1/17
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Dr. Robert Hoffman
Conqueror of the Eterna Gym
Conqueror of the Eterna Gym
Joined: 3:46 AM - Aug 30, 2012

11:48 PM - Jun 21, 2013 #9

Well, I would love to be a sponsor then.
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My friend code is 2020-1062-1570. PM me if I still need to add your FC.
My friend safari has Mienfoo, Pancham, and Tyrogue. It took a while to determine whether it was fighting or poison, but the Friend Safari reddit helped clean up that smoke.
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GoldenAshes
Conqueror of the Cinnabar Gym
Conqueror of the Cinnabar Gym
Joined: 5:07 AM - Jan 04, 2013

11:49 PM - Jun 21, 2013 #10

WOOT! Glad i made the cut!
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Jaffa Omega
Conqueror of the Vermillion Gym
Conqueror of the Vermillion Gym
Joined: 8:03 PM - May 22, 2013

11:49 PM - Jun 21, 2013 #11

Wow 34 users that is a lot of people. But why shouldnt there be this is awesome,

Good luck to the tributes and that was an awesome plot core
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Spacey, the Nuzlocker
Conqueror of the Mauville Gym
Conqueror of the Mauville Gym
Joined: 8:13 PM - Feb 25, 2013

11:52 PM - Jun 21, 2013 #12

Well I would love to sponsor this.
The results are in and next time is DIAMOND AND PEARL CHAPTER!
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Rules:
1. Only catch the first thing you see in a route
2. Fainted = Dead
3. No super effective moves, breaking this rule results in a random death from the party
4. If a pokemon goes over the level of the next major battle before starting the battle it is dead
4a. Unless a previous major battle was at a higher level
5. When a catch is made and it goes in the box, the team must then be randomized
6. When defeating a Gym, a random pokemon from the party must be sacrificed

Current team:

Fig ............ Blueberry .......... Grape ....... Pineapple ....... Kumquat
Dead:
Avocado (Poochyena, died from crit)
Banana (Treecko, died because I broke rule number 3)
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I require a reminder as to why raining arcane destruction is not an appropriate response to all of life's indignities. Quickly, please, before they are out of range.
~Vaarsuvius, Order of the Stick
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oldshup
Conqueror of the Goldenrod Gym
Conqueror of the Goldenrod Gym
Joined: 4:34 AM - Dec 09, 2012

11:54 PM - Jun 21, 2013 #13

YES YES YES YES YES

SO HYPED RIGHT NOW!

Congrats to everyone else who got in too! I can already tell that this is going to be awesome.

what a memory
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Haberdasher
Conqueror of the Lavaridge Gym
Conqueror of the Lavaridge Gym
Joined: 9:06 PM - Apr 19, 2011

11:54 PM - Jun 21, 2013 #14

My heart was racing as I watched the list of tributes and reserves... I'm a bit disappointed I didn't get in (I had plot ideas and errything!), but I'd like to sponsor again. I'll probably continue what I was doing with my sponsor character before. :V
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hobohunter
Conqueror of the Mossdeep Gym
Conqueror of the Mossdeep Gym
Joined: 9:55 PM - Aug 08, 2011

11:57 PM - Jun 21, 2013 #15

aww dang. My heart was racing the entire time...for nothing. Oh well, I'll still very much enjoy these games. Good luck to everyone competing.

EDIT AND STUFF: Oh yeah, might as well sponsor it up.
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LyricalRedFox
Conqueror of the Goldenrod Gym
Conqueror of the Goldenrod Gym
Joined: 1:42 AM - Apr 27, 2013

11:57 PM - Jun 21, 2013 #16

I ninja'd Gastly, and am really hapy I made the cut. Too bad my friend didn't get in, but I'm super excited to continue, and I'm excited for fun! ^^;
:!~Come join the fun~!:
One day life asked death,"Why do people love me, but loathe you?"
Death responded,"because you are a beautiful lie and i'm a painful truth."
Click a picture to view or join a thread~
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Beezle
Conqueror of the Petalburg Gym
Conqueror of the Petalburg Gym
Joined: 3:51 AM - Feb 09, 2012

12:03 AM - Jun 22, 2013 #17

The TNG2 group talked me into it. Throw my name into the sponsor ring... hat... thing.

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Round 1: 2-0 (+7) vs. New Orleans Gengars (coached by Gengar to Victory)
Round 2: 2-0 (+6) vs. Kansas JayHawluchas (coached by natnap12)
Round 3: 0-2 (-7) vs. Texas Toxicroak (coached by Rhetco)
Round 4: vs. Buffalo Scythers (coached by Kaltchrei)
Round 5: 0-2 (-7) vs. Chicago Blacksawks (coached by Zaazaa0)
Round 6: 0-2 (-2) vs. Montreal Arcanadiens (coached by Clockenstein)
Round 7: 2-0 (+7) vs. Minnesota Twineedles (coached by Toyatasomi no Miko)
Round 8: 2-0 (+10) vs. Green Bay Pikachus (coached by RainaOkami)
Round 9: 2-0 (+6) vs. Hartford Wailmers (coached by StrykerX)
Round 10: vs. New Yorrek Rangers (coached by LulzitsMatty)
Round 11: vs. New Mauville Patriots (coached by GoodMorningCrono)
Round 12:

Current Standing: 5-2 w/ +22 differential.
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The 2nd Annual Nuzlocke Games
Placing: 2nd

TYKING1224'S ALT EVOS CAPSLOCKE
DEATHS: 4

The 4th Annual Nuzlocke Games
Placing: 1st
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Fuzzlekins
Conqueror of the Fuchsia Gym
Conqueror of the Fuchsia Gym
Joined: 3:25 AM - Mar 16, 2011

12:10 AM - Jun 22, 2013 #18

Here's my Q&A! I'm still super excited! I can hardly wait for this to start! (I keep spotting typos in this, dang it.)
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Q1. Did you get to watch the previous Games in your district? Who were your favourite tributes and why?
No, but I read all of the summaries, plus I read a bit of the last game’s thread to pass the time. My favorite was Yuki because dang she was hardcore!

Q2. Why did you sign up for the Nuzlocke Games?
I didn’t even know what this was until a couple days ago, and when I found out I got really excited because first of all, I love community projects, and secondly it was such a cool concept that I had to at least try for it!

Q3. Do you know how to do basic hacking with Gameshark/Actionreplay codes and/or programs such as Enciclopedia or Ciro’s Pokemon Maker? NOTE: You will need the assistance of these tools for things such as sponsor gifts.
I haven’t done much of it, only to replace starter Pokemon for solo runs, but I have no doubt I can catch on pretty quick.

Q4. Do you know of any period of time when you will be unavailable for longer than 2 days? (48 hours)
At the moment, no, my schedule is pretty free. If I somehow manage to survive long enough, I am going to Otakon in August, but that’s pretty far in the future, relatively speaking.

Q5. Where are you from in real life and what is your timezone?
I’m currently living in North Carolina, USA, so my timezone is EST!

Q6. Is there anything you want to say to sponsors/general viewers?
I hope you guys will support me in this crazy time! I’ll try and make my updates interesting.

Q7. Do you have any specific plans/strategies for the games?
Pray to the RNG gods that I don’t die first.

Q8. Tell us something cool about yourself in real life! (Doesn't have to be deeply personal. Can be as simple as "I love chocolate!" if you like =) )
I love to travel overseas, and I’ve even lived as an expat for half of my life. I’ve been to five continents in total.

Q9. What sets you apart from the other tributes/What makes you special/Why do you think you will make a good tribute?
I believe I’ll be able to tell an interesting story, plus I have more energy than a Pachirisu on Red Bull!

Q10. What is your preferred battle style?
All about the offense, baby!

Q11. Briefly describe your character in 100 words or less?
PJ is a kind-hearted but shy girl from District 7. She was raised by a single mother, her father had left as soon as he found out her mother was pregnant, but her mother ended up dying from tuberculosis when she was 12. She lived in the overcrowded orphanage, but mostly kept to herself, staying in the woods until it was time to eat or sleep. However, shortly before the Reaping, something unusual happened… (And that’s all I’m gonna say for now~)

Q12.
Which one of these would you like to be your starter Pokemon? And an optional side question: why? Mudkip because gosh Mudkips are my favorite starter Pokemon, hands down. Plus, I love Water types, Ground types, and Water/Ground types.
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Blackzero
Conqueror of the Fortree Gym
Conqueror of the Fortree Gym
Joined: 9:40 PM - Mar 17, 2013

12:10 AM - Jun 22, 2013 #19

[+] Q/A
Q1. Did you get to watch the previous Games in your district? Who were your favourite tributes and why? (It's OK if you haven't, and if you have, your answers don't HAVE to be Geo or Luke =P)

A:I haven't gotten to watch the previous games, so N/A

Q2. Why did you sign up for the Nuzlocke Games?
A:I want to, and I it think its awesome.
Q3. Do you know how to do basic hacking with Gameshark/Actionreplay codes and/or programs such as Enciclopedia or Ciro’s Pokemon Maker? NOTE: You will need the assistance of these tools for things such as sponsor gifts.

A:Not really, but I can learn.

Q4. Do you know of any period of time when you will be unavailable for longer than 2 days? (48 hours)
A:Well, actually soon, I have to go on vacation for a week, but I can get my game on my laptop, and I think the hotel we will stay at has Wifi.
Q5. Where are you from in real life and what is your timezone?

A:Kentucky, time zone is EST-Eastern time zone.

Q6. Is there anything you want to say to sponsors/general viewers?

A:No.

Q7. Do you have any specific plans/strategies for the games?

A:Well, none yet.

Q8. Tell us something cool about yourself in real life! (Doesn't have to be deeply personal. Can be as simple as "I love chocolate!" if you like =) )

A:My favorite fruit is strawberries.

Q9. What sets you apart from the other tributes/What makes you special/Why do you think you will make a good tribute?

A:Well, is it ok if I put I don't know what sets me apart and stuff?

Q10. What is your preferred battle style?

A:Mainly try to finish it as fast as possible, going all-out.

Q11. Briefly describe your character in 100 words or less? (if you're unsure what to do with your character yet, look back at the reaping video: Towards the end, where it says "who will win?" it shows the seals of the 12 districts of Panem, the fictional country in the Hunger Games. Each district specialises in making a certain product or providing a certain service. Perhaps choose a random number from 1-12 and look at the work focus associated with that district and work from there?)

A:Well, my character has determination for to not lose easily, won't go down that easy, he is mainly kind however, and loves Pokemon.

Q12. Below is a collection of 18 Pokemon:

A:Pikachu.
Also, district 12.
Someday I will do something that I see through to the end. Whatever it is, who even knows.
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Quvar
Conqueror of the Fuchsia Gym
Conqueror of the Fuchsia Gym
Joined: 12:11 AM - Jan 10, 2013

12:14 AM - Jun 22, 2013 #20

I may as well be a sponsor, from the beginning this time! Maybe I'll actually be able to accomplish something before losing all my credits.
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