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.
- [+] Have a table of contents
- Part 1: Two people, one link
- [+] Part 1: Two people, one link
Waking up, going to professor Elm to get our first Pokemon, you get the drill.
The Soul Silver player, and the player character of Fructus.
The Heart Gold player, and the player character of tuckercat.
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.
|New Bark Town encounter|
Link the Chikorita
Swing the Totodile
Likes to thrash about
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
Salsa the Pidgey
Scatters things often
|Route 46 encounter|
Walter the Spearow
Likes to relax
Punk the Rattata
Often lost in thought
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.
|Route 30 encounter|
Vivi the Weedle
Impetuous and silly
Opera the Caterpie
Up north was the next destination. The three trainers on Route 30 were no problem at all, and so we reached Route 31.
Link might have critted the wild Bellsprout. Might have. The first lost catch. But no problem, there's still Dark Cave!
|Route 31 encounter|
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.
|Dark Cave encounter|
Geobro the Geodude
Proud of its power
Blues the Zubat
Impetuous and silly
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.
|Route 32 encounter|
Plsno the Hoppip
Likes to fight
Rhapsody the Wooper
Likes to thrash about
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!
|Sprout Tower encounter|
Derek the Gastly
Capable of taking hits
Sonata the Gastly
Loves to eat
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