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[FINISHED]An Insectile Endeavor: A Pokemon Moon Buglocke Written Log

Shiny Dustox
Conqueror of the Lavaridge Gym
Conqueror of the Lavaridge Gym
Joined: August 29th, 2014, 12:34 pm

April 8th, 2017, 4:43 pm #1

Hello and salutations to my fellow forumites! Shiny Dustox here with another run and surprise, surprise, it's another Buglocke! I know, I didn't see it coming either! I mean... I guess I did. My hype for Sun and Moon was off the charts, so much so that I bought three copies of the game (2 Moon, 1 Sun) because I knew I was going to do a Nuzlocke run of it eventually. And well, who would I be if the first thing that I thought of wasn't a Buglocke?

Now, as the title and the banner indicate, this is a written log run. I'm hoping that this is a great way for helping me stretch my writing muscles, breakaway from my comfort blanket of screenshot runs, and be a good productive distraction from my main run. Priority is less on this, of course, so please expect sporadic updates.

Credit goes to Argon for inspiring me to do this as a written log run as well. His runs are a hoot and three quarters to read, and I promise you'll change your mind about written log runs when you check them out. If you haven't, please check out his current one that he is doing with Master Bryss, another luminary of this community. In the same vein, I will do my darndest to make sure this is entertaining as hell to read.

Anyway, I blathered on long enough. Let's get this ship sailing, shall we?
[+] Rules
1. You can only catch the first Bug-type you encounter in any route. I know... I'm shocked too!
1a. TOKEN CLAUSE - You will receive one token for every area that you don't encounter a Bug-type. You can use a maximum of one token per route and two tokens ONLY in Route 1.
1b. DUPES CLAUSE - Off. Because there's only a limited number of species I can use, and I'd rather have reserves. How else will I storm the League with my army of Ledyba?
1c. SHINY CLAUSE - Well, yes, but what are the odds of that though?
2. Nickname all the things! Going with Hawaiian names over here because I'm hella original.
3. If any of your 'mons faint, they're "dead" and can't be used anymore slash deported from the mainland.
4. Pokemon Refresh can be used... but only to a maximum of two hearts per Pokémon. After that, it's dunzo.
5. The run is won when you become the Champion. The run is lost when there's no usable Pokémon left. Good luck!
[+] Table of Contents
Part 1: Because I Totally Needed a New Run, Right? Right? (Psst, down below!)
Part 2: Be Vewy Vewy Quiet. I'm Posting This at 3:12 AM with My Dad in the Room
Part 3: When Will Dusty Truly Come Back From The Depression?
Part 4: Look Who's Actually Being Productive Again
Part 5: You Say You Want Some Evolutions
Part 6: Clay Forgot That You Can Get Pluck TM in Floaroma Town So I'm Calling Him Out
Part 7: The Bitch is Back
Part 8: NaNo November Has Come
Part 9: Who's The Real Bug Beast Round These Parts
Part 10: Hau's Raichu is a Spotlight Stealing Bitch Confirmed
Part 11: Rise of the Vikavolt Army
Part 12: The Twelfth Labor
[+] Part 1: Because I Totally Needed a New Run, Right? Right?
*cracks knuckles*

Let's do this thing. In terms of titling these parts, I'm gonna follow my good friend Jimcloud's example and say I'm just gonna name these whatever I feel like naming it. I feel like I've already scraped the barrel for all the good insect puns, so let's not get too antsy about it.

...Told you I scraped the barrel. :^)

Have I mentioned how I love how interactive the game openings have been since XY? Being talked to a sprite doesn't do too much for me, but Sycamore whisking me away on his accent (and other things...) or the wave of nostalgia with the original RS opening panning out to you in the truck helps the player immediately get immersed in the experience. And Sun and Moon honestly took the cake with Kukui (and other things...) patching you in through video call. Loving the clean interface. And the adorably adorable Rockruff definitely helps matters.

On a more irrelevant note, Discord video call when?

I'm going with Cliff for the Trainer profile, my protagonist from my main run. It just made sense to use him in this run. Think of him taking another field assignment to Alola to check out the new Bug-types they got over there. Or to take another vacation, which he (and I) desperately need. Sadly, no green hair, so let's go blonde. Cause blondes have more fun in death-defying adventures! So I have been told, at least.

Also, whew! That introduction scene. We're not even ten minutes in and something's already getting blown up. I'm not too sure why they decided to just out and reveal Aether Foundation being evil immediately. I know it was predictable as all hell, but at least let us find out how we find out they're evil, right?

Now, here's the thing. I'm going to skip talking about the entire part of the game up until the point where we can already trade. At this point, I think everyone knows what happens. (But if you are the few people that haven't played Sun and Moon yet, first, put down this run and buy the game already dammit you need to play this game.) But to me skipping the part, obviously in a Buglocke I won't be able to use any of the traditional starters (them being Rowlett, Litten, and Popplio), so I went ahead and bred myself a starter. And I think you have a good idea of what mine is. It's...

...a Dustox!

Nah, just kidding. Maybe next time, Pascal. Without further adew, time to meet my starter!

Name: Alania ("like calm waters")
Gender: Female
Nature: Sassy (+Sp. Def, - Speed)
Ability: Water Bubble
Moves: Bubble, Aurora Beam, Water Sport, Infestation
If the banner (or the pun) didn't spoil it for you, yes, I am in fact using a Dewpider as my starter! I traded myself an egg, which is why I fast forwarded to the Trainer School so I can trade the egg and get the Exp. Share to train her up. For those of you who want to know, I picked Popplio (which was bloody Modest... the one time I don't use it...), so that means Hau gets Litten and Kukui gets Rowlett.

But yeah, I've loved the Dewpider line ever since the leaks came out, and I definitely wanted it to be the first thing I would start off with. She's Water-type, so Alania fits the type triangle thing. She'd be strong against Hau's Litten, yes, but Incineroar is still not a joke and poses a bigger threat to my team than a Decidueye will. Plus, Araquanid is a solid mon later on in the game.

And if you're wondering about the Aurora Beam, I bred her with it. I did ask someone if that was too OP, and they said no, so here we are!

So with our starter out of the way, it's time to turn on the Nuzlocke runs and power on!

...next time. I'll end it here, folks, since it's pretty late my time and I'm still getting into the groove of this written log thang. Let me know how I do; I definitely would appreciate it!

art by AgentNein
[+] Current Team
Liam Tierra Virgil Bree Aurora Helena
To view my Completed Runs, feel free to visit The Insectarium.
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CyndaKill
Conqueror of the Olivine Gym
Conqueror of the Olivine Gym
Joined: July 6th, 2015, 2:54 pm

April 8th, 2017, 5:02 pm #2

gen 7 has so many gooood bug types in fact gen 7 may as well be the bug type gen
leech life boost, bug type evil teamleader, amazing new bug types, bug bug bugs....
bug
also yay dewpider
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EpicDarkrai491
Conqueror of the Celadon Gym
Conqueror of the Celadon Gym
Joined: March 24th, 2017, 8:02 pm

April 8th, 2017, 5:12 pm #3

I hope all these puns don't start bugging me...
Current Runs:
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Link: http://s7.zetaboards.com/Nuzlocke_Forum ... 1023720/1/
Grumpy the Fearow
Holy Mole the Dugtrio
Much OP the Machamp
Charlotte the Jolteon
Fire the Venusaur
Speedy the Slowbro
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Link: http://s7.zetaboards.com/Nuzlocke_Forum ... 1025387/1/
Nuzzy the Zigzagoon
Ziggy the Zigzagoon
Lyla the Zigzagoon
Zaggy the Zigzagoon
Rachel the Zigzagoon
Chris the Whismur
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Huntress Wizard
Conqueror of the Cianwood Gym
Conqueror of the Cianwood Gym
Joined: April 5th, 2015, 11:58 am

April 8th, 2017, 5:43 pm #4

Ayyyy, a new Dusty run! And a written log to boot! u kno ur gonna regret this right

Yeah the SuMo intro is definitely super cool. I like that Kukui doesn't ask "are you a boy or a girl," just "which photo should I use for your passport." That's nice.

Pascal deserves a vacay in Alola tbh but Alania is cute too~

Looking forward to the next update! Good luck with the Trainer School!!!
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Aurea
Conqueror of the Violet Gym
Conqueror of the Violet Gym
Joined: March 15th, 2012, 4:12 pm

April 8th, 2017, 6:21 pm #5

Oh man, I'm really excited for this! Alola is really well-suited to a bug monolocke, given how many great new lines it introduced. I'm bad enough at normal Nuzlocking though, so I'm looking forward to living vicariously through the logs of a bug-type master. ^^

Alania is such a pretty name, and the Dewpider line is A++ so I think you made a solid choice there! She'll serve you well. ;w;

I've admittedly not followed too many written logs, but it's awesome to see you branching out into another medium and I think you'll do great! I'm just happy I get to follow along from the beginning. c: Good luck!

also holy shit that banner is amazinggg I love it!!
{UPDATED: Chapter 63 posted on Thursday, August 9th!}

{Credit for the lovely banner goes to OLIVINE ARC!}

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Alba Corbina
Conqueror of the Goldenrod Gym
Conqueror of the Goldenrod Gym
Joined: February 6th, 2015, 2:53 pm

April 8th, 2017, 6:21 pm #6

Ooh, this looks like fun. Hopefully Alania will help you survive Kiawe's trial.
Whitney's Successor: A Normal Monolocke of Heart Gold

Sandy----------Red Baron----------Simon-----------Bianca------------Athena--------Antauri
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Nature Vs. Nurture 2: A Terrible Nature-Locke of Emerald


Calypso--Mothra--Zelgadis-Amelia--Stitch


Banner made by the awesome Shiny Dustox
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Brittany--------------------Vera-----------------Hanzo----------------Selina----------------Darwin-----------------Chucky
Frayed Reality: A Randomized Platinum Nuzlocke

Frost-------------Francis----------Strider-------------Zuri
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Heather
Conqueror of the Violet Gym
Conqueror of the Violet Gym
Joined: April 7th, 2014, 4:34 am

April 8th, 2017, 6:34 pm #7

>New Dusty run
YES YES YES YES YES YES YES
>Alola Dusty run
*explodes from hype*

In Soviet NatPark, I'm a fish!
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SeaMaid
Conqueror of the Olivine Gym
Conqueror of the Olivine Gym
Joined: April 7th, 2014, 1:33 pm

April 8th, 2017, 7:27 pm #8

Our resident Bug expert is doing another run?! Hate to echo everyone but yay!

I'm still miffed I didn't get to even meet any Dewpiders during my Moon run, they seem so fun to use (and that type combo!)
CURRENT AVATAR: a drawing of Zizou from Legend of Dark Witch, as drawn by Famimatsu

Music Thread | SoundCloud | Music tumblr

Want a storylocke of a "soul-crushing" hake along with that hobbyist music? This one's gonna come back someday I swear:


I'm also responsible for the one and only HarvestCraft run on these forums if you want a chill experience.
(that one's on semi-official hiatus though, sorry;;)
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Bug
Johto League Champion
Johto League Champion
Joined: October 11th, 2014, 5:25 pm

April 8th, 2017, 9:40 pm #9

Woohoo! I am glad to finally see this get off the ground! I know you have been excited about it for a long time. Hopefully everything pans out well and you don't end up with a whole bunch of ledyba... But if you do, hey! Enjoy the buggy buds, I guess! It would be refreshing to see a ledyba last for awhile.


Rob Zombug : A Snakewood VS Locke
5.30.2017 6-B : I am Fire; I am Death

Part 9 - Rolling in the Deep
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My NaNoWriMo 'mon!
Have a feature suggestion, or forum question? PM me!

Pokemon Comics Discord :watchingyou: Official SSWL Discord :watchingyou: Official Nuzlocke Writing Discord
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Natsu
Conqueror of the Mahogany Gym
Conqueror of the Mahogany Gym
Joined: June 6th, 2016, 7:48 am

April 9th, 2017, 2:24 am #10

Othe hype!

Also, this should be slightly easier than other right?

I want to follow thiS!

Also can I get your extra copy of moon? ;)
I've become even more crazy.

I've Been Kaizoed:A Kaizo Trilogy.
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What.The.Fuck
This Storm Silver file is the Poketuber Supra's.Look what I found!

Now this is pretty cool.Taken on 18/03/2017 15:38 IST
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Fragile Lives:A Nuzlympics Challenge

Error 1984:Eastasia Not Found
April fools 2017.
Communism turns into Socialism.


I'm Bored! A No Healing Nuzlocke of Emerald.

Psyched! The Ultimate Psychic Monotype Sololockes. - COMPLETE

SK17 Speedrun - FTL
Light That Burns The Sky! Event run - Return of the Rift
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1.Crystal Standard Nuzlocke.[SET]

2.Leaf Green Randomizer Nuzlocke.[SET]

3:Supra's Storm Sliver Egglocke.[SHIFT,Upto E4 only]

Natsu the Charizard
Algow the Lanturn
Reiki the Lucario
Sleepy the Snorlax
Azura the Froslass
Capone the Honchcrow

This file is not mine;it is the Youtuber Supra's, who put a link to his ROM and SAV file for anyone to download and play.


White Nuzlocke.Underleved as fuck.


Platinum Nuzlocke.My Bloodiest one yet.24 deaths, and these were my last 6 Pokemon.[SET]
Aang the Gyarados - MVP for Dragon Dancing Flint,Lucian and Cynthia
Zep the Chimecho - Surpisingly Strong even with Adamant.
Brobat the Crobat
Cedaric the Abomasnow
Gaia the Rhyperior - DEAD
Anoxia the Tentacruel - DEAD


Blind Pearl Extreme Notepad (Notepad+Can only use the next mon in the box) [SET]
Jack the Infernape x Joy the Toxicroak
Whiskey the Girafarig x Lyra the Kricketune
Stormer the Quagsire x Pepper the Gastrodon
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Banner created by the God Jackinev.ALL HAIL HIM!
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spud lee
Conqueror of the Pewter Gym
Conqueror of the Pewter Gym
Joined: February 24th, 2017, 10:50 pm

April 9th, 2017, 3:55 am #11

I haven't played Sun and Moon, sue me i don't own a 3DS ;~;

oooh I'm so excited to see this! I've been lurking on your other current run so it's exciting to be here from the very beginning of one of your runs :)
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Squiggy Azalea
Conqueror of the Petalburg Gym
Conqueror of the Petalburg Gym
Joined: October 12th, 2012, 12:35 pm

April 9th, 2017, 5:50 am #12

holy shit new dusty run im hype

rip pascal tho, the pressure got him

eyyyy, the dewpider line is fucking awesome, cant wait to see how good alania will fare
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Jackinev this banner is the embodiement of sex
Da Dandiest DS Dalphabetlocke Darathon

watch me do an alphabetlocke of each and every DS core Pokemon game!
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Iggy Koopa's Heartgold TMlocke!
So, do you think you have GUTS?! Guts Man's gutsy trip through Hoenn!
[♥] Let's do this.
Spinning Tops, Charging Trains: An X & Y former co-oplocke with Nekophilia!



Shiny Dustox is a sexy, sexy man for doing the banners of the How to Rek runs.




MAJOR THANKS to GloriousNarwhal for these banners!


[4][♣]spooky scary skeletons

holy shit tai this banner is dank af
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RedYam
Conqueror of the Cinnabar Gym
Conqueror of the Cinnabar Gym
Joined: October 26th, 2016, 7:33 am

April 9th, 2017, 6:43 am #13

Okay, I've never read anything of yours before but literally LITERALLY everyone else who commented is super excited so I guess I am too?
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LunaKat
Conqueror of the Viridian Gym
Conqueror of the Viridian Gym
Joined: February 20th, 2017, 2:25 am

April 9th, 2017, 8:26 pm #14

Binge read all your runs in the course of two days. Think they are all awesome. Eager for this. Cannot wait for more.


Latest update: July 18th, 2018
This lovely banner is courtesy of Cas

CURRENT TEAM:

Delphi (Lv 16) /// Max (Lv 15) /// Tanner (Lv 15) /// Tyler (Lv 15)
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Acceleracers7
Conqueror of the Cerulean Gym
Conqueror of the Cerulean Gym
Joined: May 28th, 2014, 10:11 pm

April 9th, 2017, 8:28 pm #15

Another Shiny Dustox Run!

I don't care if it's a Written Log, I'm already hooked!
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glancesherlock
Indigo League Champion
Indigo League Champion
Joined: June 23rd, 2014, 6:23 pm

April 10th, 2017, 12:54 am #16

wrote:I feel like I've already scraped the barrel for all the good insect puns, so let's not get too antsy about it.


??? gets Rowlet, hm?? Idk what constitutes a written log, per say, but that sounds like potential story stuff righ thar.

Really happy to see you got this out! Good luck with this new endeavor. </shot>

Looking Backward banner by Shiny Dustox. Gracidea banner by Rainey.
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silverif
Conqueror of the Cinnabar Gym
Conqueror of the Cinnabar Gym
Joined: November 11th, 2016, 5:32 pm

April 10th, 2017, 10:39 pm #17

The pun overload is already making me grin like an idiot.

Good luck with the run!


"There's a piece of you that believes in the kindness of strangers, that believes in inherently good acts. That believes in your own inherent goodness. But you're wrong."
banner by the amazing dusty!
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DistortionLocke
Conqueror of the Viridian Gym
Conqueror of the Viridian Gym
Joined: December 23rd, 2014, 1:21 am

April 13th, 2017, 12:13 pm #18

Aww, no puns? But I love puns... (They're the highest form of humor and anyone who disagrees can eat old cheese!)

And I can't wait for more! I haven't gotten far in Moon (I blame the addictiveness of ORAS), but I'mma read this anyway!

"Sandanbeki Rock Cliff -1 (June 2018)" by Tetsuhiro Terada is licensed under CC BY 4.0/Text added onto original photo
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"Crown 3" by mjtmail (tiggy) is licensed under CC BY 4.0/Text added onto original photo


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Master Bryss
Conqueror of the Mauville Gym
Conqueror of the Mauville Gym
Joined: June 13th, 2013, 4:42 pm

April 13th, 2017, 12:19 pm #19

And here marks the exact point that the written log went fully mainstream. :v

I kinda wanted to use Dewpider myself but decided against it, so I'm glad it's getting love here. Especially since it doesn't usually stay Dewpider for very long. I'm sure you're gonna have fun with this!
Current Main Projects (France v Spain has two links, woo):
Dark Violet's back

Not read any of my stuff? Read this first!
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Space is tight around here. The Index contains links to every run I have done to date. Enjoy! Also, if you're looking for an off-beat take on Gen II, try my in-progress hack, Spanish Gold!
Bryssdile line art: EscapeToTheSea
Banner design: Shiny Dustox


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Argon
Conqueror of the Saffron Gym
Conqueror of the Saffron Gym
Joined: May 7th, 2016, 2:11 pm

April 13th, 2017, 3:38 pm #20

Ah, geez, man... that's a hell of an endorsement, and thank you. I'd start tearing up if I actually had any tear ducts. Instead I'll just link Master Bryss' run (since ours is a rivallocke) to make sure everything balances out.

Anyway, this ought to be interesting! The Bug-type got a huge buff in Gen VII, and what better way to highlight all of the wonderful, wonderful new toys it got than a written log from our resident Bug-type monolocke expert? I just know this is going to be a treat. Plus I love how the title is a reference to the name of the ship commanded by Captain James Cook on his first voyage

I was kind of always under the impression Cliff would rest when he was dead, so... thanks for spoiling the end of ABitS for us, I guess?

Eh, it was easy to guess, but I think it makes for a nice bit of dramatic tension. Like, we know they're evil, but their words and actions don't seem it during your initial encounters with them in the gameplay (especially since your favorite Kahuna Olivia seems to be on good terms with them), and then Ragyo Kiryusamine steps onto the screen and everything falls into place, y'know?

OH YES DEWPIDER STARTER THIS IS GOING TO BE SUH-WEET. Also I hope the person you consulted regarding Aurora Beam was actually responsible in how they evaluated how BalancedTM it would be and didn't just agree to it because they thought it would be funny to give you an early-game nuke.

Looking forward to the next update!

Look at this amazing banner Master Bryss made for our rivallocke! His run is on the right, mine is on the left.

[&#9827;] From What I've Tasted of Desire: a Rainbows Mothertrucker Communitylocke

[&#9830;] Double Down: A World Championships Communitylocke (COMPLETE)
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