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[INCOMPLETE]Frayed Reality: A Randomized Platinum Nuzlocke

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

April 4th, 2017, 10:02 pm #1

Hello, everybody! I've been wanting to try my hand at a story-based Nuzlocke for a while now, so here we are! I can already tell future me is going to hate present me for deciding having chapter titles was a good idea. Oh well.
[+] Rules
1. I can only catch the first thing I encounter in an area
2. I must nickname all the things.
3. If it faints it dead.
4. Dupes Clause: If you already have one of an evolutionary line, you can't catch anything else from that line. If you can encounter a Pokemon from the evolutionary line of a dead pokemon, you can ignore it twice; after that it counts as your first encounter
5. I can catch and use any Shiny Pokemon I encounter
6. I can look up bosses (gym leaders, galactic admins, etc.) in the change log
7. I can look up which Pokemon learn Selfdestruct and Explosion in the change log
[+] Randomized Settings
1.Changed impossible evolutions
2. Custom starter Pokemon: Elekid, Magby, Swinub
3. Random movesets (preferring same type)
4. Trainer Pokemon are randomized but type-themed and using pokemon of similar strength
5. Wild Pokemon are random; Area 1-to-1 mapping


H-hello? Who's there? Where are we?
You needn't be afraid. This is just a dream.
But who are you?
Hopefully, you will never have to find out. I do not think we shall be so lucky, however. Tell me, child, what is your name?
Uh-uh. No way. Not unless you tell me who you are first.
Heh. For now I am merely an observer. There are events unfolding that might change the fate of the world. And somehow, a mere child such as yourself is one of the key players. Can you blame me for wanting to meet you?
I have no idea what you're talking about! Change the world? Me?
Hmm...I suppose you wouldn't know. Such is the nature of mortal memory. I should let you rest; you have a big day tomorrow.
Wait-


Whaa? Was I...dreaming? I don't really remember...
(Later that morning)

I've been looking all over for you! Are you OK? You look a little groggy.
Yeah, I didn't sleep very well last night. I don't really remember them now, but I had some pretty weird dreams.


Ah, no, actually. What was it about?
It was about this scientist named Professor Rowan who lives over in Sandgem. Apparently he does a lot of super-duper important Pokemon research!


Barry, he's never met us. Why would he give important members of his research away?
No, no, no, no! See, I wasn't going to ask him for Pokemon he's currently studying! I was going to ask about the ones from whatever study he's just finished. That way he wouldn't need them anymore! Genius, right?
Hmm...you know, that's not a bad plan. It's worth a shot, and even if there aren't any available right now, maybe he could put us on a waiting list or something.
All right! Let me go grab my stuff and let's go!!!
*Dashes away*



What was all that about? I know Barry has trouble sitting still, but usually he stays for more than 2 minutes when he comes to hang out.
Barry had this great idea! You know how there's a Pokemon lab over in Sandgem?
Yes...
We're going to go see if they have any spare Pokemon Barry and I can have! I'll finally get to be a trainer!
Dawn, sweetie, that sounds very exciting, but how are you planning on getting there? Route 201 is full of wild Pokemon; you could get hurt!
Oh...right. I should probably go remind Barry. He might try it anyway.
You're a good friend, Dawn.


Me, you dingus.


Sorry about that! I know, I know, don't just throw the door open like that, but I'm too excited. We're going to get Pokemon!
Uh, yeah, Barry, about that...


...I swear, he'd forget his own head if it wasn't attached.


I didn't know you had a journal, Barry.
Hey, you're looking at a future Champion here! I'm going to be the very best, like no-one ever was! My journal's going to be an important historical document!
I don't think that's how being a Champion works.
Are you telling me you wouldn't want a copy of Cynthia's journal from her original journey?
...Yeah, OK, I'd totally pay money for that. Don't write anything too mean about me, OK?
Aw, come on, Dawn! You know I wouldn't do that!
I know, I know. I'm just teasing!
Well, do you have everything you need?


Barry, you know neither of us have that kind of....and he's gone.


Oh yeah, my Mom said we shouldn't try and go to Sandgem 'cause we'll get mauled by wild Pokemon.


I mean, you aren't really afraid of a bunch of Skitty, are you?
I think Mom was more worried about the Cherubi with Leaf Blade, but a Fury Swipes from an angry Skitty can still hurt.
You aren't backing out, are you? Going on a journey won't be as fun all by myself.
Of course not! I'm going to Sandgem if I have to fight every last Pokemon on Route 201. But I'd rather not have to do that if at all possible. I don't suppose you know a trick to get there safely?


I dunno...I thought running was more likely to attract Pokemon.
Yeah, well, even if that does happen, Skitty and Cherubi have teeny tiny legs! They'll never catch us!


Ack!
Eep!


N-no sir...


W-well...
We really wanted Pokemon, Mr. Professer, Sir! And we figured you must have some, 'cause you work at a lab and all. So we were going to ask you for some!


Does he realize we can hear him?
Shh! He looks like he's calming down! Don't make him mad again!


Yes, sir!
Absolutely!


We won't do anything that reckless again, we promise!
Yeah! And please don't blame Dawn for that; all of this was totally my idea!
So you would be completely understanding if I only decided to give your friend a Pokemon?
Yes.
How big of you! Well, then. I shall be giving both of you a Pokemon!
Really? You mean it? Thank you so much!
I apologize for testing you like that, but I had to be sure.
Professor! Wait up!


Who are these two?


And to complete strangers?!


Next you'll be telling me you're giving them Pokedexes, too...
Hmm...that's an interesting idea, Lucas! Excellent suggestion!
*facepalm*
Now, back to what I was doing.


Huh? Are you sure? This was your idea, after all.


Ladies first!
All right...


Hey, this one's kind of cute.
Awesome! Then I'm going to pick this one!
Wait, but...oh who cares. Mamoswine are awesome.


No pressure
We'll do our best!
Very good. Lucas! Let's head back to the lab!
Yes, sir.


He looked kind of scary.
I bet he really is scary if he gets actually angry.


You know what this means? I can challenge you to a Pokemon battle!

Bring it on!


All right. What moves do you have.
Well, I think the most useful ones right now are Sand Tomb and Earthquake.
Show'em what you've got, Mr. Zappy! Hit them with your best move!
You got it, Boss! Voooolt Taaackle!
...
...
...That didn't do anything
You do realize I'm part Ground, don't you?
Wait, I thought you didn't get that till you evolved?
Aaanyway. Let's go with Sand Tomb for now.


Uh, do you know any non-Electric moves?
Yeah, I got one.


Hey, watch it! You could seriously hurt someone with that!
Oh is that how it's going to be? Switch to Earthquake!


We surrender! Mr. Zappy, are you OK?
*groan*
You aren't really going to call him that, are you?
It was the first name that popped into my head. If he wants to change it, he can tell me when he's feeling better. Let's head home; our moms should be able to patch up...well, I guess just my Pokemon.
Sorry, man. Maybe if you'd gone for the Magby.
Have you seen what Magmar looks like? It looks like it has a butt on its head! I'd never be able to take it seriously, which wouldn't be fair to my starter.
*snrk* You want some help carrying Mr. Zappy?
Nah, I got this. It's like carrying a kid piggyback. See you later!
See ya!

And after you told me you were going to stop Barry.
*Awkward Silence*
Well, what's done is done. Welcome to the family...Ah, what's your name, dear?
Well, technically, we all just had code numbers at the lab. But my mother called me Frost.
Ooh, I like it! Elegant, yet bad-ass.
Heh, thanks.
Now, I know Frost didn't get injured in your battle with Barry, but you should still rest a bit. And then you should head over to Sandgem and thank Professor Rowan. I'm sure you already did, but you should do so again anyway for politeness's sake.
You got it, Mom! Gosh, my very own Pokemon...this is the best day ever!
[+] Author's Note
I had to edit the Pokemon selection image because it still showed Turtwig. Also, I actually meant to pick the Elekid, but I misclicked and ended up picking Swinub instead. Oh well. Also, the Elekid used Horn Drill both turns, but that didn't seem like something anyone would intentionally do in a friendly match, so I changed it up a bit.
Whitney's Successor: A Normal Monolocke of Heart Gold

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


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


Banner made by the awesome Shiny Dustox
[+] Spoiler

Brittany--------------------Vera-----------------Hanzo----------------Selina----------------Darwin-----------------Chucky
Frayed Reality: A Randomized Platinum Nuzlocke

Frost-------------Francis----------Strider-------------Zuri
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Shiny Dustox
Conqueror of the Lavaridge Gym
Conqueror of the Lavaridge Gym
Joined: August 29th, 2014, 12:34 pm

April 6th, 2017, 1:05 pm #2

Well, so far, so good! And frankly, thank heavens that Horn Drill kept missing, otherwise that would have been interesting. Hopefully, that won't be a problem for future rival battles.

Good luck!

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Joined: December 28th, 2016, 11:32 pm

April 13th, 2017, 11:25 pm #3

It seems an interesting run. Following, and I hope we can see more!

Frosty is such a cutie!
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Alba Corbina
Conqueror of the Goldenrod Gym
Conqueror of the Goldenrod Gym
Joined: February 6th, 2015, 2:53 pm

April 19th, 2017, 3:49 am #4

Hello, everyone! Time for part 2!

@Shiny Dustox: Horn Drill is Elekid's LV 1 move, so it shouldn't be a problem after the Jubilife battle. Hopefully.

@DryBones157: I'm glad you're enjoying it so far!

Oh, your mom said the same thing mine did, huh?

Yup!

And how are you doing? That Earthquake looked painful.

Yeah, it was! But Barry's mom patched me up no problem!

Shall we head to the lab, then?

Wait, there's something I wanna do first!


I'm mildly concerned about where you're going with this, but continue...


Is...is that even possible? I mean it's supposed to be the embodiment of emotion...Does it even have a physical body?

Even if it does have a physical body, Mr. Zappy and I aren't very strong yet.

Aw, c'mon, where's your spirit of adventure? And think how impressed Professor Rowan would be!

Hmm...the first person to be able to properly study a Legendary...We could learn all sorts of things from that!

Eh, what the heck. It might be fun.


Who's that guy over there?

And why is he dressed like that?



Is he talking to us?

I-I don't think so?

Good, because I have no idea what he's talking about.



Is he threatening Mesprit?

Kinda sounds like it.


And see that our paths do not cross again.


Why was he glaring at us like that? It's like we kicked his Eevee or something!

Dawn, are you all right? You look pale.

H-huh? Oh, I'm fine. That guy was just...I dunno.

He was a creepazoid , that's what he was.

Well, whatever he was, he's gone now.


Oh, wow. That had to be Mesprit, right?

So cool!

I wonder if that strange man drew its attention?


Awesome! I assume you've got some Pokeballs?


I thought you had some!

Why would I have some? I only just got a Pokemon today!

So did I! Why did you think I had some?

I didn't think you'd go Legendary-hunting with just your bare hands!

Yeah, OK, that's fair...


Yeah! ...Actually, better not tell him what you want to do with them...

Why no-oh. We promised we wouldn't do anything else reckless. Oops...

Professor Rowan might appear intimidating, but he's really very kind. If you presented it as needing Pokeballs so you could catch more Pokemon and truly become a Trainer, I'm sure he'd be happy to help!

Yeah, Rowan's pretty awesome!

All right! Let's go.

You go on ahead. I'm going to stay here for a bit and see if Mesprit appears.

You sure?

I'll be fine.

Ookay. Race you there, Mr. Zappy!

No fair! My legs are way shorter than yours!
Dawn? What's wrong? Your hands are shaking!

I dunno, Frost. Something about that guy. Cyrus. Something about him scared me. More than just glaring at me should have, I mean.

But you've never met him, right?

I've never seen him before in my life. And yet, there's this little voice in the back of my head telling me to run far away...

How come you pretended like everything was OK earlier?

I didn't want to worry Barry. This is probably the best day of his life; I'm not about to ruin it with my random creeped-out-ness. Is that a word? I'm making it a word now.

I see. Have you sufficiently calmed yourself? Or do you need a few more minutes?

Nah, I think I'm good. Let's try and catch up with Barry.

Huh?

Your friend Barny is with him right now. It would be rude to make him give the same speech twice. Hurry up.

His name is Barry.

I see.


I suggest you familiarize yourself with its location. You'll most likely be seeing a lot of it.

What do you me-

*Thud*


Ow...C'mon Barry, twice in one day?

Oops, sorry!


That "old guy" is the premier Pokemon researcher in the region. Show some respect!

Yeesh, lighten up, dude! Hey, Dawn, I had the best idea!

Oh no.

You and I should be rivals! Like Blue and Red! It'll be awesome!

Oh, thank Articuno, something reasonable.

Hush, you. That sounds awesome!

Yes, well, before you two get carried away, Professor Rowan needs to speak to Dawn.

Aw, OK. Let's catch up in Jubilife!

You got it!


How's she treating you?

I'm doing well. We've had one battle already, and I won!

So I've heard! Well, you seem in fine condition. Dawn, all you need to do is fill out this paperwork here and it will all be official.

Awesome!


All right, that's the last of it. Frost, you are now officially named!

Fantastic!


I'd be happy to help with something, sir. It's the least I can do to thank you for letting me train Frost.


A-all of them? I'm not sure...Well, I'll try my best...

Forgive me; I wasn't as clear as I could've been. This is a group effort. You and Lucas and Barry and a number of other young people will all be collecting data using a Pokedex, like this one I'm going to give to you. All of your findings will be compiled into one database.

A Pokedex?

Yes. Are you familiar with them?

Oh, yes, of course. I just can't believe you're giving me one!

I can't believe it either

Lucas, be polite! Now, That device will automatically scan any Pokemon you encounter, so I want you to travel far and wide, understood?

Yes, sir!

Excellent! Welcome to the research team, Dawn!

All right, Frost, this is going to be so exciting!

Where shall we go first? Eterna Forest is sure to have some interesting Pokemon...Or we could try Mt. Coronet...


Eep!

I'm sorry; I didn't mean to scare you.



That TM contains the move Return, which will get stronger the deeper your bond with your Pokemon is.

Oh, wow, thanks!


And may Victini favor you.


He researches Pokemon, doesn't he? Why wouldn't he have TMs?

His primary focus is evolution not moves. If he's had TMs this whole time, why has he waited till now to start handing them out?

Dunno.


Lucas, I appreciate you trying to be helpful, but I didn't grow up under a rock. I know what Pokemarts and Pokecenters look like.

Well, if you're such an expert, I'll leave you to it, then.


Ugh, I wish I had more allowance...Pokeballs or Potions, Frost?

The Pokemon in the nearby areas shouldn't be too difficult to capture, and if we stay close to the Center, we shouldn't need to spend too much on Potions yet.


All right, there's our first Pokemon!

Allow me to weaken her.


Francis, huh? Welcome to the team!

Whatever.

Um...uh...this is Frost.

Must you be so hostile?

I'll act how I want to.

OK, you two, we're supposed to work together. I'm not asking you to like each other, but could we at least try to not be actively hostile?

Fine.

I won't start anything. Dawn, now that you have a Pokedex, you can check our stats whenever you want to, instead of having to use the PC in the Center.

Ooh, right!


Looking good, Frost.


Wait, Docile?

"Docile" is just a term you humans made up to describe a certain stat spread. Expecting all Docile Pokemon to be ass-kissers is like expecting all Scorpios to be sneaky and secretive, or whatever.

...I'm not your first trainer, am I?

Well, technically. I used to be a house pet. My owner's sister was way into the battling scene.

Used to be? What happened?

I got sick of having my tail yanked by a stupid toddler.

Well, catching you took most of my Pokeball supply...maybe Mom will spot me some cash so I can get more.


I see you have a new friend!

Hmph.

Francis, be nice; she can patch you up. Mom, this is Francis; Francis, this is my mom.

A pleasure to meet you. Let me get my first aid kit, and you and Frost will be right as rain in no time!

Oh, uh, thanks.

Indeed.

So, how'd your meeting with Rowan go?

Great! He gave me a whole bunch of paperwork, so now I'm officially a trainer! And he wants me to help him with his research!

Oh, that sounds like a wonderful opportunity, Dawn! I'm so glad everything worked out for you!


Um, last I saw, he was headed to Jubilife.


I was going to head there, too. I can deliver it if you want.

Barry's Mom:Oh, would you? Thanks, dear

No problem. Hey, Mom, could you loan me some cash for Pokeballs?

Dawn's Mom:I know it's been a while since my own journey, but I refuse to believe Pokeballs have gotten much more expensive. If you really can't manage to buy some now, I suggest you go find some other trainers to fight. You'll get the funds you need quickly enough.

*Sigh*Okay...

~Back in Sandgem~

Hey, isn't that Lucas up ahead? He's got a Pokemon, right? Since he's part of Rowan's research project?

Indeed. He has a Magby.

Cool, so I can challenge him for cash. Hey! Lucas!

Ah, there you are. Professor Rowan told me to look for you.


Nah, I just follow her around 'cause I like her so damned much.

I see. Well, then, you don't seem to need any help. I'll be off then; I have important research to attend to.

Wait, you said Professor Rowan wanted you to find Dawn? Was it just to teach her how to catch Pokemon?

Uh, yes. Yes, that's all. Good day

Uh-huh. Well, just to be sure I'm not missing anything important, I'll just go check in with Professor Rowan!

Wait!


There. No more need to see the Professor. Can I go now?

Yeah, yeah, whatever.

What's his problem?

He had to apply to be part of this project. I imagine it bothers him that you and Barry just got handed Pokedexes.

Oh. Well, there isn't really anything I can do about that. Let's go make some more catches. Back to the lake!


Strider, huh? Interesting name.

It's short for Graceful-Strider-Upon-the-Lake

You and every other Surskit.

It is a pretty common name, I admit.

Well, lets take a look at you.


Ooh, Attack Order! All right, team! I know where we're headed first!

Excellent! Where to?

Oreburgh! There's a Psychic gym there; Strider'll wipe the floor with them!

I'm going to get to fight in a gym? This is fantastic!

All right, let's get you healed up and head out!


Halt, human!

Excuse me?

Are you challenging the gyms? If so, I wish to accompany you so that I might grow stronger.

Sounds good to me. What's your name?


Lady Zurinellineth

Uh, there's only 10 spaces on this thing.

Than I suppose my nickname shall suffice. You may call me Lady Zuri.

Welcome to the team! These are Frost, Francis, and Strider.

Hello.

Hi!

*Snrk* M'lady.

All right, people! To Oreburgh!
[+] Author's Note
I'm still working on natural-seeming chapter endings; I don't think I've quite managed yet, though.

Do you have any idea how hard it is to make Lucas seem like a jerk in a screenshot run?

Graceful-Strider-Upon-the-Lake is the Surskit equivalent of being named Tom.
Whitney's Successor: A Normal Monolocke of Heart Gold

Sandy----------Red Baron----------Simon-----------Bianca------------Athena--------Antauri
[+] Spoiler
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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Sheepscope
Conqueror of the Cinnabar Gym
Conqueror of the Cinnabar Gym
Joined: May 23rd, 2014, 12:40 am

April 19th, 2017, 5:42 am #5

I think you've succeeded in making Lucas that sort of person who brushes people off.
Final Mix: A Black 2 RBO Nuzlocke
There may be death. And insanity. And occasionally eating yogurt.


Part 8, updated 6/15/18
[+] The Team

Brynn ----------- Cenric
Level 28 ----------- Level 29

Kevak --------- Imogen
Level 4 ------------ Level 25

Katrina ----------- Hubert
Level 20 ---------------- n./a.
[+] The Retired

Victor ----------- Evelyn
Level 5-8 ------------ Level 2-11

Alex
Level 5-13+
Everything in the past leads to the present, and from the present to the future.
I think one's outlook on life depends on whether one spends more time looking out, looking out, or looking out.
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Shiny Dustox
Conqueror of the Lavaridge Gym
Conqueror of the Lavaridge Gym
Joined: August 29th, 2014, 12:34 pm

April 20th, 2017, 5:48 pm #6

I agree with Sheep. You definitely succeeded in making Lucas an asshole. :v

Also, wow, Attack Order Surskit? Sadly, Strider doesn't really have good Attack but hey, a good STAB is nothing to stride over.

So far, your endings seem fine to me. If ever, it's really just a matter of experimenting until you get into the groove. :)

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phoenixacezero
Conqueror of the Ecruteak Gym
Conqueror of the Ecruteak Gym
Joined: December 11th, 2013, 7:55 pm

April 20th, 2017, 8:31 pm #7

Professor Xion: Hopefully you'll be able to get a decent water type... Maybe you'll luck out a get a legendary one.
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Shiny Dustox
Conqueror of the Lavaridge Gym
Conqueror of the Lavaridge Gym
Joined: August 29th, 2014, 12:34 pm

May 12th, 2017, 5:46 pm #8

[AUTOMATED] This topic has been moved to the Incomplete Runs section, as requested by the original poster.

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Liam Tierra Virgil Bree Aurora Helena
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