I decided to try out an idea tht I'd been toying with for a while - a Nuzlocke that uses Contest-ready Pokemon, instead of battlers.
- [+] Here's a Sapphire run I did earlier:
Yup, that's a Castform. The MVP Castform, I shit ye not.
Now, let's take a closer look at the team.
As you can see, they are all either neutral or Sassy natured. Sassy raises Special Def, and is thus a Smart nature.
And as you can see, they mostly know Smart moves.
The idea for this Nuzlocke is to take on the League, using only a certain Contest Category - Cute, Tough, Cool, Smart or Beauty - as a handicap on moves and teammates.
- [+] Rules for the run
- 1. Catch only the first Pokemon you encounter in each route.
2. Nickname everything. (Theme for this run will be onomatopoeia.)
3. If a Pokemon faints, it's dead.
Now, this is where it gets tricky. When I get my starter, I will check it's nature. Whatever Contest Category it applies to, that will be our handicap for the run.
If neutral, use the first Pokemon caught.
Our Mudkip, Pow, is Jolly, which raises Speed, making it a Cute nature.
4. Only Cute Pokemon may be used in battle. Any others that are caught must remain in the box, used as HM Slaves if applicable or be released.
4a. Neutral Pokemon may be used, they will be treated as Cute Pokemon.
5. If a Cute Pokemon learns a Cute] move by level-up, it MUST learn it. You may not forget Cute moves if you know moves of other Category types.
6. Cute Pokemon may only learn Cute TM/HM moves.
7. Dupes/Species/Gift/Shiny/Safari Zone clauses are all ON.
8. Only Master Rank Cute Contest Winners may challenge the Elite Four.
- [+] Sorry, couldn't resist
- [+] Contents
- Prologue - And the winner is...! (Right below these contents!)
Chapter 1 - The Perfect Nature
Chapter 2 - Rock or Bust
Chapter 3 - Come Sail Away
- [+] Prologue - And the winner is...!
A bit of intro for those who have no idea what the Pokémon world is. In other words, aliens.
Yup, that's m'name, don't wear it out. I shall be seeing you briefly...
...as soon as I get out of this clichéd "neglectful parenting" joke.
Nowhere near as tiring as trying to forget that "camping trip" with Dad...
If by "nice", you mean "bland and uninspiring"...then yes, mother, you have hit the nail on the head.
Ah, good old HM Slave labour. How would we manage without it.
A quick picking up of "essentials"...
...I have no desire to see that warmongering brute of a father. I've got better things to do... like socialising!
Oh. Hi. Listen, I'm sorry to bother you, I just came to introduce myself, but I'll be on my way now-
-now to meet your charming daughter, of course! Where might she be?
Heigh ho, Hazard! AWAAY!
[Ok, there she is... Aaaand she is much prettier than anticipated... Ok, Hazard, you got this. Just walk up and introduce yourself...
[Dammit, man! Talk!]
...Hazard! I'm Hazard! What's your name?
[...Arceus, just end me now]
Uh, really? ...all good things, I hope?
Heh, I know, right? And I'd like to get to know you too, May, maybe over a cup of coffee or something...?
[...I'll take that as a maybe!]
Hm? Oh, don't be ridiculous, small child. We're in the middle of nowhere! There's no reason for-
Well, I'll be damned.
Help? Uh, um... Oh hey, a Pokeball!
Finally, a chance at battle! Lemme at 'em!
Uh, ok you seem eager to go... Mush.
Pah, a mere small fry. I expected better from you...What're you staring at?
N-nothing. Nothing at all. *boke*
[Tackle attacks should notbe that...gory...]
I really ought to thank you two properly.
Your safety is thanks enough, Professor-
Shhh! There might be material benefits involved!
...I'd rather not think about what choice phrases that brute has to say.
Your father...? Wait, you're Norman's child? I didn't expect a weakling like you to be his son...
Well, not all of us like battling as much as he does, toad!
Toad?! Call me that one more time, coward!
Perish the thought.
Hmph. And I thought you might be a worthy trainer to travel with-
You've GOT to be kidding me.
Well, why not? You may not have gotten off on the right foot, but I have a feeling you'll become the best of friends before you know it.
Out of the question.
I agree. Why don't you let me choose a diffe-
My daughter May was the same when she started her journey with Sprout.
Come, Toad! My fair lady awaits!
I warned you, don't call me Toad...!
So, what do I call you then, if not Toad? Shrimp? Bluefish? A carbuncle on the backside of humanity?
It's Pow, human. And how do I address you? Crybaby? Wimp? Sir Prancelot?
Sir Hazard will do nicely.
I preferred Wimp.
Hush, Toad! My betrothed awaits!
Betro... You're a bigger moron than you look if you think a lady of her caliber could fall for your wimpishness.
Why yes, he did! He's got a real eye for seeing the potential in, uh, potential sons-in-law...
Do you even hear yourself?!
Well, sure, I was thinking Saturday at around...wait, what?
NOW we're talking! Let's go, punk!
Oh no! Sprout, are you ok?
Hmph. You might learn something from that Treecko - at least he had backbone.
What the hell-! Are you trying to make me look like a murderer in front of her!
One, he is still alive, moron. Two - more importantly - that is the nature of battle, coward. Fight, or die!
You dense idiot! Now I'll never get to go out with her!
Believe me, wimp - you did not need my help in that.
Please, stop making scenes...
Here ya go!
...Oh. Thanks...Red's my favourite colour too-
What? Oh, May, I know this is so sudden, but of course I wi-
See? No help from me.
Yeah...Great...Good luck with that.
Good lord man, at least try to act with a little dignity...
What?! Madame, I am NOT adorable! I am Pow, Marauder of the Bloody Marshes and Terror of the Swamps, not some vapid pageant mascot!
..."adorable"? ..."Cute Pokemon"? ...That's it! THAT'S IT!Come on, Pow! We've got Pokemon to catch!
What the devil's got into you now? And why do you have that idiotic grin back on your face? Hey! Answer me, wimp!
To be continued...