I had an idea for this when Pokemon B&W came out but I never really decided to pursue it. I did end up buying Pokemon Black buuuut my friend "accidentally" (which is to say, totally purposefully) save over my file. I hadn't even gotten to the first gym, but for whatever reason I just couldn't bring myself to start over. Come to about a year later and I've forgotten what little I did play. I find myself gainfully employed in feeding other people's cats, and with little else to do, I figured I would give this a shot. I can't say I'm doing this for anyone's benefit but my own. It will be a journal of the experiences and random shit that happens as I discover Pokemon Black through Nuzlocke rules.
Here are the rules I've set for myself:
*If a Pokemon faints, he is released as if dead.
*The first Pokemon sighted in a route will be the only Pokemon I can catch. If it faints or I run out of pokeballs trying to catch the fucker, then oh well! This is only true if I have available slots. I don't want to completely limit my options
*I can never own more than six pokemon at a time. If I own six pokemon, the above rule does not apply (but I can't catch anything anyway).
*I will not use walkthroughs, guides, or the bulbapedia for anything. Advice you guys give me is fair game (though I'd prefer you all leave as much unspoiled as possible).
*This isn't necessarily a rule, but I can guarantee you I will be frustratingly unstrategic and weird in my choices. If I just so happen to have a weird pokemon I find interesting, I will probably use it, no matter how much it sucks.
*Pokemon will be kept no more than three levels apart. If a pokemon gets "overleveled" I won't use that pokemon unless the ones that are "underleveled" catch up or die. I could abuse this rule, but I won't.
*If I white-out, I lose.
Again, I am terrible at video games but Pokemon, for the most part, has been rather easy, so I'm not expecting too much of a crazy challenge. I'm pretty much expecting terrible lapses in judgment and having little idea of what the content is to be the main difficulty here.
Terrible Lapses in Judgment: 2
No Idea About the Content Issues: 1
Pokemon encountered on:
Nuvema Town (Drillgorg the Snivy Seviper)
Route 1 (Expendable the Patrat) [Murdered by tadpoles in Pinwheel forest.]
Route 2 (Meowser the Purrloin) [FACED DESTINY and lost in Missile-tron city]
Dreamyard (GeneX the Panpour) [Died in a BLAZE OF GLORY in Opheul- er the city with the dragon guy]
Route 3 (Bamoehn the Blitzle) [Revenge killed by rodents Day 3 in Nacrene City]
Wellspring Cave (Crazy-8 the Drillbur Excadrill)
Pinwheel Forest (Bratmon the Timburr) [Went on a suicidal rampage in Nimbasa City)
Route 4 (Omega the Scraggy Scrafty)
Ruined Castle (HankyPanky the Yamask Cofagrigus)
Celestial Tower (JordanTH the Litwick Chandelure
Route 5 (ShyDragon the Tornadus)
Names submitted for disposal:
ArmsAreLoud for a Joltik
AProcrastinatingWriter for a pokemon that immediately dies.
LegendaryQ for a Garbodor or Trubbish
ShyDragon for a Dragon pokemon or Whimsicott or anything at all
Slowpoke for Tirtotuga or Sandile
Bamoehn for anything
Dentrala for BEELZEBUB a Woobat
Hyperdrive for Anything
Jimmy for a Ford Explorer
Wiwaxia for the fossilmon
muffinz for a Bug-type
MrLL for anything
~ATH for a Dragon type
youdont12know for an HM slave
Bratmon for anything
tinning3 for Vanillite
Not sure if this will be a proper "Let's Play" with user suggestions and stuff since I want to keep myself as untainted with foreknowledge as possible, but if anybody would like a pokemon named after them I could certainly oblige that. On that subject, if you guys start talking about the game and technical aspects please put it in spoilers so I don't read them. Maybe I will go back and read them later and be all "ooo wish I knew that." Ahhh yess
Well without further ado... Let's begin our pokeventure! YEAAAAAAAAH!
Suuuup. I think this is the first time we've had a female Pokemon Professor. Pokeworld's been getting progressive on us.
Well hey, if you count as "everyone" then more power to you. "Army of one" and all that.
And your hand-eye co-ordination is simply to die for.
biting and clawing each other in veritable cock fights to the death.
Sure! I like French food, long walks in the beach, staring into each others eyes...
Oh yeah, that's probably important to square away, too.
I decided to be the chick. She looked far more hardcore than the boy. Those cuffs say, "Fuck these stupid animals, I will strangle you with my own bare hands." This is the kind of mentality we will need if we want to succeed.
Well I dunno I mean you're kind of a stranger...
O-okay you're kinda freaking me out here.
I came up with "Sasalas". Yeah, don't ask.
Ah yes, the inevitable rival- WAIT TWO?!
HA NERD I could kick your ass to the moon and back.
HA SUPERNERD I could kick your ass to Pluto and back. And to think I almost felt threatened.
FINALLY I THOUGHT YOU'D NEVER SHUT UP
Anyway, I'm going to skip over the other boring stuff that happens. Here's what I've really been waiting for. The starter pokemon. I have to say, the choices are... disappointing. We've got:
Some sort of beaver/seal/cat hybrid. Honestly, I can see why he's eternally frowning. It must be difficult to be the professor's first bio-genetic experiment.
A fire pig. Like, really? Besides just being a rehash of the Grumpig sprite, we somehow got fire out of that as well. Not that the fiery starters have made much sense since cyndaquil, but I digress. Also I feel like his eye is just... floating there. It's not quite attached to his body but the more I stare... oh god I will never sleep again.
Finally we have this... thing. I guess it's supposed to be a snake as it's the only starter final evolution I've seen but this version has legs. I... guess legs are vestigial when you're supposed to be a snake? Well whatever...
And now I feel bad for bashing a bunch of cute digital animals.
Not sure which starter to pick, they all seem... equally pleasant. I'll come back to it later.