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The Ties That Bind | A HGSS Soul Link Nuzlocke

Fructus
Conqueror of the Vermillion Gym
Conqueror of the Vermillion Gym
Joined: July 27th, 2015, 10:32 pm

August 12th, 2015, 11:00 am #1

Hello, everyone! Today, I'll bring you a new run, a soul link nuzlocke through gen IV Johto. I will be playing Soul Silver, while my partner, tuckercat, will be playing Heart Gold. This won't be plot-based, just a run for funzies. And because every run needs rules...
[+] Here are the rules
1. We may only catch the first Pokemon you encounter in every area.
1a. This rule only comes in effect after we have received our first Poke Balls.
1b. Dupes clause is in effect. We are allowed to keep looking in an area until both of us have found a non-dupe at the same time.
1c. Shiny clause is in effect. Capture all those shinies, but don't use them, since they don't have a soul link. (more about soul links below)

2. Fainting equals death. The Pokemon that fainted must instantly be boxed, and never used again.

3. Nickname everything. Tuckercat will use music genres as her naming theme, Fructus will just give the first names he thinks of.

Basic rules, except for the soul link rules, which come now.

4. We must both run through our games in more or less sync. One player may not be ahead of the other, story-wise.

5. Pokemon that are caught in the same area by the two players are soul linked. For example, if Fructus catches Pidgey in Route 1, and tuckercat catches Rattata as her first encounter there, then Pidgey and Rattata are soul linked.
5a. If one of the two players failed to catch a Pokemon in that area, then the other player may not use their catch from that area either, since it doesn't have a soul link.
5b. Soul linked Pokemon must either be both in the party or both in the box. If we take the aforementioned example of Pidgey and Rattata, then it's breaking the rules if Pidgey is in Fructus's party, but Rattata in tuckercat's box. They must both be in the party, or both in the box.
5c. If a Pokemon dies, the Pokemon which it is soul linked with will instantly die as well. So should Pidgey die, then Rattata dies as well, or the other way around.
I hope I explained that well. Anyway.
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Part 1: Two people, one link
[+] Part 1: Two people, one link
Players

Frater
The Soul Silver player, and the player character of Fructus.

Rhyme
The Heart Gold player, and the player character of tuckercat.
Waking up, going to professor Elm to get our first Pokemon, you get the drill.
New Bark Town encounter

Link the Chikorita
Male
Level 5
Overgrow
Sassy
Strong willed

Swing the Totodile
Male
Level 5
Torrent
Bold
Likes to thrash about
A very boring sidequest was up next, which involved running through two routes, while beating up some wild Pokemon to get experience, snatch an Egg and a PokeDex, then backtrack, only to meet this guy.
VS Rival
VS

Tacklespam. Cyndaquil apparently outsped Link, even though he was already level 7. Didn't matter though, Cyndaquil used Leer four times of the five.
VS

Scratchspam. Chikorita couldn't hit the now level 7 Swing, so easy victory.
Both of us went to professor Elm's lab, where we delivered the egg. We also named our Rivals. The Soul Silver Rival is now known as Crystal, the Heart Gold Rival as Rhythm. And we have Poke Balls now. You know what that means?
Route 29 encounter

Colin the Pidgey
Male
Level 2
Tangled Feet
Hasty
Somewhat stubborn

Salsa the Pidgey
Female
Level 2
Tangled Feet
Bold
Scatters things often
Route 46 encounter

Walter the Spearow
Male
Level 2
Keen Eye
Impish
Likes to relax

Punk the Rattata
Male
Level 2
Guts
Calm
Often lost in thought
Route 30 encounter

Vivi the Weedle
Female
Level 3
Shield Dust
Hasty
Impetuous and silly

Opera the Caterpie
Female
Level 3
Shield Dust
Naughty
Highly curious
New catches! It seems like the two of us are truly soul linked. All the same levels. And two Pidgey. And the two caterpillars. Anyway, the first thing that has to be done after making new catches, is of course, grinding.
Evolutions
->
->
Up north was the next destination. The three trainers on Route 30 were no problem at all, and so we reached Route 31.
Route 31 encounter
Link might have critted the wild Bellsprout. Might have. The first lost catch. But no problem, there's still Dark Cave!
Dark Cave encounter

Geobro the Geodude
Male
Level 3
Sturdy
Rash
Proud of its power

Blues the Zubat
Male
Level 2
Inner Focus
Bold
Impetuous and silly
We weren't able to both catch a Geodude, which kind of sucks because Geodude destroys the first three Gyms. Next up was Violet City...where we could have traded our Bellsprout for an Onix. Uh. Oops. To the south of Violet City lies Route 32, where our newest teammates lurk.
Route 32 encounter

Plsno the Hoppip
Male
Level 6
Leaf Guard
Quirky
Likes to fight

Rhapsody the Wooper
Male
Level 6
Damp
Naive
Likes to thrash about
Fructus went in the tall grass with the following thought in his head. 'What could be worse than Rattata?' And Arceus smiled down on him, and gave him a Pokemon without attacking moves. On the other hand, Wooper is really good. The only shame is that both Pokemon have the same primary type as our respective starters. Next up was Sprout Tower.
Sprout Tower encounter

Derek the Gastly
Male
Level 3
Levitate
Lonely
Capable of taking hits

Sonata the Gastly
Female
Level 3
Levitate
Docile
Loves to eat
Derek and Sonata replace Vivi and Opera for the time being, as the latter two literally can't do anything against Falkner. Of course, new Pokemon, grinding time. And a teamshot, because this update has come to an end! Next time, we'll take on Sprout Tower's trainers and Falkner!
Teamshot

Link the Chikorita, level 11

Colin the Pidgey, level 9

Walter the Spearow, level 9

Geobro the Geodude, level 9

Plsno the Hoppip, level 6

Derek the Gastly, level 8

Swing the Totodile, level 11

Salsa the Pidgey, level 8

Punk the Rattata, level 7

Blues the Zubat, level 6

Rhapsody the Wooper, level 10

Sonata the Gastly, level 8
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The Ties That Bind: A HGSS Soul Link Nuzlocke with tuckercat

Link the Chikorita, level 11

Colin the Pidgey, level 9

Walter the Spearow, level 9

Geobro the Geodude, level 9

Plsno the Hoppip, level 6

Derek the Gastly, level 8

Swing the Totodile, level 11

Salsa the Pidgey, level 8

Punk the Rattata, level 7

Blues the Zubat, level 6

Rhapsody the Wooper, level 10

Sonata the Gastly, level 8
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tuckercat
Conqueror of the Cerulean Gym
Conqueror of the Cerulean Gym
Joined: March 31st, 2015, 11:39 pm

August 12th, 2015, 2:12 pm #2

Wow this looks great! I am loving how it's set up! I guess I am posting here to let everyone know I am here too and well pleased with our start!

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Feel free to tell me your opinion of these storylocke ideas!
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DerogatoryTrainer
Conqueror of the Fuchsia Gym
Conqueror of the Fuchsia Gym
Joined: July 9th, 2015, 6:22 pm

August 20th, 2015, 8:11 pm #3

I like the concept for this Nuzlocke a lot but I don't think I'd be able to do it
I'd end up killing the other player if they got their starter killed
I look forward to more


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Full of that Derogatory goodness you all know and love!
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The filler arc to end all filler arcs is here!

Can the Derogatory Trainer save Hoenn? Will he even try?

Stay tuned to find out!


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Hazard
Indigo League Champion
Indigo League Champion
Joined: July 17th, 2015, 11:21 am

August 20th, 2015, 9:21 pm #4

This is an awesome idea for a Nuzlocke!
I really like how this is set out, and obviously you two are coping with each other really well thus far.

My only question is - should you allow in-game trades?
Take the Bellsprout-Onix trade in Violet City.
Assuming one of you had done that, and kept the new Onix on their team, would the other have to swap out another team member?
Plus there's the whole grinding fiasco that the non-traded Pokemon has to go through to keep up with the Onix...

Whatever. I'm rambling now.
Good job, and good luck, to the both of you!
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