This time, we venture onto more familiar grounds - it's Pokemon Fire Red Omega, a Drayano hack that uses Fire Red/Leaf Green as a basis.
Also, as you can see in the title, it'll be a Monolocke Challenge instead of a vanilla Nuzlocke, where I'll only be using Ground-Type Pokemon.
There are two goals I want to set in this run:
1) Make it last.
Basically, I want to have a longer lasting run than my previous attempt, Toxic Donuts. Ideally I would like to complete the Challenge, but if I do fail it'll be after I've gotten at least two Badges.
2) Make it entertaining.
Since a lot of you put a great deal of effort into making a narrative on your runs, I was inspired to do the same. SO I've created a little narrative for this. Any comments/criticism to improve the story would be hugely appreciated, since I'm not exactly the best writer in the world.
The following run contains infrequent strong language and violence.
Now, the RULES.
- [+] The Monolocke Commandments
- 1. Thou shalt only attempt to catch the FIRST wild Pokemon of the Ground typing per new area. If thou fails to do so, or if there art no Ground Pokemon dwelling in said area, then tough.
1.1. Gift Pokemon shalt not count as a wild encounter, and may be received, for 'tis rude to ignore such generosity. However, if they are not of Ground typing, thou shalt releaseth them.
1.2. Shiny Pokemon, regardless of typing, may be caught for the purposes of bragging rights. However, if they are not of Ground typing, thou shalt releaseth them.
1.3. Pokemon which gain Ground Typing upon evolution may be caught, provided they are evolved to the relevant stage henceforth. Pokemon may not be evolved if they would lose their Ground Typing in the process.
1.4. Thou shalt not catcheth Pokemon if thou hast already caught said Pokemon. An eligible Pokemon is one without the Pokeball icon beside its name.
2. All Pokemon caught/received shalt be named, for the sake of forming stronger emotional bonds.
3. Should a Pokemon faint, it is considered slain and will be given full burial. Ashes to ashes, and dust to dust.
4. Thou shalt battle using the Set option.
5. Thou shalt destroy any legendary Pokemon thou encounters.
6. The Challenge begins once thou has acquired Pokeballs and at least one Ground-Type Pokemon. The Challenge is considered Complete once thy Rival is smited. If thou art defeated, the Challenge is considered Failed.
- [+] Contents
- Prologue - Fresh Soil (right below this spoiler!)
Chapter 1 - Hit the Ground Running
Chapter 2 - Skipping Stones
Chapter 3 - The Dark of Mount Moon
Chapter 4 - Smells like Team Rocket
Chapter 5 - Whizkids and Water-Types
Chapter 6 - Threats
Chapter 7 - Cabin Fever
Chapter 8 - Bolt from the Blue
- [+] Prologue - Fresh Soil
It's truly an honour, Professor-
Please, just "Oak" is fine... don't tell me, I know who you are-!
Guy, that's it! Terence's boy!
Yup, that's me. You knew my father quite well, didn't you?
Well, we were roommates in college, but we weren't that close. Never saw eye-to-eye on a number of things... Oh, but enough prattle! I suppose you're champing at the bit to get your first Pokemon...
A few hours earlier...
I'm going to find him, mom.
*sigh* Can't someone else do it? I've already got everything packed and-
Wait, really? But it's not that far from here, why offer a Po-
...Ok, I'll pick up his parcel for him.
...He's been gone for almost two months, mom. Apart from here, Viridian was the first place they'd look. Wherever he is, he's not there...
Earth to Guido, helloooooooo~!
AH! I'm sorry, Profes - Oak, sir, just a bit tired. What was the question again?
I was just asking how your family is coping. You know, with your fath-
We're...coping, sir. We're staying hopeful.
I see... Well, that's good to hear. Now, on to the main event!
Hah! Good one, gramps.
Eddie! As I was saying, as is tradition I offer young Trainers like yourselves the very same Pokemon I was offered when I first began my journey.
Don't be shy, Guy. *chortles* Shy Guy... Ahem, I realise you're in a bit of a rush, so I'll give you first choice on which companion you'd like. I trust there are no objections...?
...'s fine with me. I can handle any Pokemon you pick.
Something the matter?
No, no! It's... you don't have anything... Ground-Type, do you?
Ground...? Oh, of course. Your father's speciality... Sorry lad, these are all the Pokemon I have to offer.
Oh... Well, in that case...
"Ellie"? Well, if you insist...
Your mother's sense of humour, I see! Well, now that that's decided-
Hold it, gramps! Yo, Guy! Let's take these Pokemon out for a spin!
Wait, what? Now-?
Come on, you know you want to! Besides, I need to see how well I stack up against the average scrub!
Don't worry, sir. We've got this. Ellie, hit 'em with a Quick Attack!
WHAT?! Lucky fluke! You won't have it as easy next time! *storms out*
Hm, yes. You see what I put up with all the time? But still, that battle...
No doubt the apple doesn't fall far from the tree.
Yeah... Good job, Ellie!
Now, where was I...? Oh, yes! I've received a call from the Mart in Viridian City, and they told me my order has arrived. If it's not too much trouble...
It's no trouble at all, sir. It's not that far anyway...
Good lad! Have a safe journey!
Well, Ellie, here we go...
Don't worry, it's not far, and there shouldn't be any -
A Nidoran?! Awesome! Just like my dad's Nidok-
Let's go, Ellie.
Kid? Ele-kid! Kiiid!
Uh, wow. Thanks...
Well, Ellie, here we are. Viridian City. Where my dad worked.
Yeah... Come on, I'll show you...
That's where he worked. Terence, the Ground Guru, they called him. Since it's the first Gym outside Pallet, local Trainers would come to him seeking their first Badge for the Pokemon League Challenge. And boy, did he make them work for it.
Let's get a bit closer, I'll show you what it's like insi-
Wait, what? Why!
...You're not a cop. You're drunk.
Whatever. I need to get that package anyway...
Yup, that's me. Order for Oak?
Here ya go! Thank you!
Special delivery for one, "Professor Samuel Oak"!
Ah! Excellent work, you two!
Something the matter, Guy?
...I've been thinking, Professor. I don't think I can raise Ellie the way you want me to.
No, Ellie, of course it's not you. It's me. It's-
Your father. I understand completely.
...You're not mad?
Few trainers instantly form a bond with their Pokemon. For many, it takes a great deal of time and patience. But in some cases, it just doesn't work out. But what will you do with Ellie? It's obvious she prefers human company to some strangers in lab coats...
Well, I suppose my mom could look after her. She's been pretty lonely since dad's...disappearance... Maybe the companionship would do her good...
A very good idea. Ellie? Is that alright with you?
Yeah, I'd love that! Moms always make the best food!
No need to shout, man, I'm right here...
*Chuckles* I can explain. You see-
What up, bitches!
Oh joy of joys...
Eddie! Good timing! I've got something that'll help both of you on your journey's - consider it a token of my appreciation, Guy.
What's this? One of your old Walkman cassette players?
Actually, Eddie, it's a state-of-the-art interactive Pokemon database. My latest invention! It records data on all the Pokemon you've seen or caught thus far, AND - this is the best part - translates those Pokemon's speech into human language, and vice versa!
So that's why Ellie started speaking English...
So, what? We just go around interviewing Pokemon? We're not Pokemaniacs!
No, you're not, thank Arceus... What I'm asking the two of you to do is to record as many species of Pokemon in these "Pokedexes", as I call them. Travel all over Kanto and beyond in your quests, and find as many Pokemon as you can! The data you enter will be beamed back here to my lab, and used for the purposes of research-
We're not your lab interns, Gramps! You better pay us for this!
For once, I agree with Eddie. We have our own agendas to pursue.
Can we go now?
*sigh* Look. These devices are more than just a research tool. I guarantee you they'll be an invaluable asset, even just for communicating with your Pokemon, your friends. Who knows, there may come a time when your Pokemon are the only ones you can turn to.
...Gah! Fine! I HATE when you get all ominous on me... If it'll help me become Champion, then that's fine! See ya, scrubs!
Hold your Horseas, Eddie! You might need these! Here, Guy, take some for yourself too.
Uh, thanks sir.
Are we done? Good, I'm gone! *storms off again*
Well, I'd better go too - come on, Ellie, I'll introduce you to my mom...
...Godspeed, lad. And good luck.
Mom, it's fine, honestly. I'm just stopping by to introduce you to someone.
Hi! I'm Ellie! Nice to meet you, Missus Guy's Mom!
Omigosh! Is she alright? What did I say?!
It's fine, Ellie, I forgot the Poketalkthingy was still on... Well, I uh, I guess this is where we part ways...
Yeah... I guess...
Unless you want to come with me?
Oh no! No, it's fine! I get the feeling you still have a lot of personal stuff - what with your dad and all - and you need someone who ain't going to get in the way... You made your mind up when you saw that Nidoran, huh?
Ellie... I'm sorr-
No, don't be! It'll be fine! And plus I get along better with girls anyway! Trust me, your mom's in good hands!
...We had fun though, didn't we?
...Yeah, we did.
Go get 'em, Guy. I'll hold the fort here.
Well, Dad, here I come.