Alrighty. Well, decided to have a go at Pokemon Black Version through the Nuzlocke Challenge. The rules I'll be following are: 1. if it faints, it's gotta be released. 2. Can only catch/recieve one pokemon per area, and must be the first one encountered. 3. No items, in or outside of battle (excluding repels and pokeballs). 4. Nickname em all. 5. No legendaries. Also, not really a rule, but I will be doing play-by-play of all important battles, but not really write about any grinding or battles in between routes. Important battles include: team plasma, gyms, elite four, and "rivals." Also, imporant information will be reported, when it happens. So, well, let us begin.
So, the game begins as most know in my bedroom, where I am introduced to my friends (how are the my friends if introductions are needed?) and it's time to pick the first pokemon! Woot! Granted, this is one of the most difficult decisons in the Pokemon world, so let's see the options:
Oshawott: an otter that later on turns into a walrus narwhal thing. Water type.
Tepig: a pig that evolves into a larger pig in a wrestling leotard. Fire now, turns into fire/fighting.
Snivy: a snake that evolves into a bigger snake. Grass type.
In all honesty I've never been to fond of the starters in this game, overall not impressive. They stick with the fire/fighting, but don't add any additional types to the other two, which sucks. It almost limits people to either take the overused, unexciting type combination, or be stuck with a single type. But I'm not here to complain, here to play a game, so...
I've never used Snivy through the whole game before, so Snivy it is! Mwahahahaha! Not really, stupid grass type...wanted it to be a challenge I suppose. ANYWAYS, so the other two folks take theirs, and it's time for the first battle! Awesome sauce! So first, Bianca:
Bianca sends out Oshawott!
SNIVY USED TACKLE! About a third of the dirty otters health down.
OSHAWOTT USED TACKLE! Five health gone?!?! What is this nonsense?!?!
SNIVY USED TACKLE! Down to yellow.
OSHAWOTT USED TACKLE! Dangit, so is Snivy! 9 health left, uh-oh...
SNIVY USED TACKLE! Critical friggin hit! WHOOO! Oshawott goes down. Oh my good gravy, that was rough.
So, now Cheren wants to fight. Course, after they complain about runing my bedroom. Odd that in previous games, we've battled in all locations yet never destroyed a single piece of furniture. Anyways, onto the next battle:
Cheren sends out Tepig!
SNIVY USED TACKLE! Alrighty, so it looks like it's just gonna be the same exact battle...
TEPIG USED TACKLE! Down by five health, huh yup same exact battle.
SNIVY USED TACKLE! Tepig is in the yellow! Holy good graces!
TEPIG USED TAIL WHIP! Why? Because logic sucks, that's why.
SNIVY USED TACKLE! Down to red, seemed like that tail whip worked exactly as he planned...
TEPIG USED TAIL WHIP! Well, that's it, I should probably just quit playing this game. I apparently am not understanding something here...
SNIVY USED TACKLE! And yea, piggy goes bye-bye. And Snivy gains a level! Hooray!
Alrighty! Well, as expected, the first part was pretty stickin' easy. Now for the fifteen minutes of talking, we'll go ahead and skip past that part...and onto Route 1! Snivy has now been named Grady, and we are off to find out who joins our team next.
Oprah has joined the team! A female Patrat, level 2. So, now it's time for some grinding, which I won't bore you with.
Now, we have grinded a bit and entered into Accumula city. After the quick tour of the pokecenter, we listen to the speech by Ghetsis(right? I may have misspelled it, not willing to look it up), then battle our good buddy N! At this point, Grady is level 8 and Oprah is level 5. Let's see how it goes!
N sends out Purrloin!
Go! Oprah! (heh-heh)
PURRLOIN USED GROWL! Well, crap that's not what I was hoping for.
OPRAH USED LEER! So, essentially, nothing happened. Awesome.
PURRLOIN USED SCRATCH! Dang! Down by 9 health in one hit?!
OPRAH USED BITE! Yea, I made a mistake, I hit the wrong button. Stupid touch screen. Not very effective, very little health lost.
PURRLOIN USED SCRATCH! Awesome. 8 health left.
OPRAH USED LEER! Yea, take that you...you...cat. Well, dang, time for different tactics.
COME BACK OPRAH! GO GRADY! Yea, not too proud of this move, but don't want to lose anybody this early.
PURRLOIN USED SCRATCH! 4 damage, okay.
GRADY USED VINE WHIP! Theeeere we go. Purrloin is in the red.
PURRLOIN USED SCRATCH! 3 damage? Yea.
GRADY USED VINE WHIP! Annnnnd, no more Purrloin.
So, N does his little talk off then leaves, Cheren talks some more about...something. Now the game begins! Whoo-hoo! So first things first, hit up the pokecenter and heal my party back up, then we head over to route 2, hopefully to find ourselves a new friend! Oh yea, and running shoes! How on earth did we ever play these games before such an awesome invention? Well, so we run into the grass and BAM! Manuel the Lillipup joins the team. Dandy. Time for some grinding now, hoping to get through the first gym...
Well, crap. The life and times of Oprah was short lived. Oprah was hit by a critical hit from a wild Patrat, and died. All right before, a battle with Bianca.
Bianaca sends out Lillipup!
GRADY USED VINE WHIP! In the yellow, alrighty.
LILLIPUP USED TACKLE! 5 damage, okey dokey.
GRADY USED VINE WHIP! Lillipup, is finished. ADIOS!
Bianca sends out Oshawott!
GRADY USED VINE WHIP! And well that was that. Fun fight!
Moving on to Striaton City, and straight to the pokecenter to...sniff...release Oprah (side note, surprisingly fun to get rid of Oprah, but only for the sake of the name). Well, already lost one, that's no good. Gotta buck up and be a bit more careful. Now, onto the Dreamyard! Alright. A few trainers, nothing too special, but now the big question: do I want the monkey, or the Munna? Since can only have one pokemon from this area, have to decide which one is better, and which one is going to help out more in the long run. Real tough one, took me awhile to decide, thinking hard and...not really. Quite easy. Yanni the Panpour joins the team! Stupid, stupid munnas...
Well doesn't look like gonna get to the first gym tonight, so I'll stop for now. Team is presently: Yanni level 10 Panpour, Grady level 12 Snivy, and Manuel level 10 Lillipup. Whoo!