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    Pokemon Yellow: Nuzlocke Challenge

    (Note: At the time of this post, I've already been through the first 20 minutes of the game. My original plan was to video record the ordeal; my laptop had other plans. So, I'll be doing text and screenshots. Hope that works.)

    Okay, so for this thread, I'll be posting a day's worth of Pokemon Yellow per post. For the first post, I'll give you all the Cliff's Notes as to what I did and how far I got:
    -Started a new game; named our fearless leader "Gene" and our rival "Ron" (why not?!?)
    -Named my Pikachu after myself (RTSender); managed to beat Ron's Eevee with 2 HP left, so that was lucky.
    -Through Route 1, my first encounter was with a level 3 Rattata, so no more opportunities to catch Pokemon on Route 1. Oh well.
    -Got Oak's Parcel and delivered it back in Pallet. Walked back to Viridian and got RTSender to level 8. Thunder Wave will be needed soon.
    -Walked left to Route 22 and faced Ron again. Thunder Wave helped, but it was still a close battle. RTSender gained a level here.
    -Walked back to Pallet and talked to Oak for five free Pokeballs! Yeah, if you beat your rival twice without catching any Pokemon, you can get free Pokeballs here! Pretty cool, huh?
    -Walked back to route 22 and encountered a Nidoran F! Not exactly what I wanted (I was hoping for a Mankey), but Double Kick will still be useful. I caught her and named her after our Member of the Month for May, B.Penguin!
    -Bought one of each item from Viridian's Pokemart. Started level grinding B.Penguin. My goal is level 8 before moving on.

    Alright, hope the text and screenshots work here. I've also attached the specific rules I'll be using for this run. Let me know if you wish to have one of my Pokemon nicknamed after you; apologies to blue_penguin without telling her that I'd be naming her after a Nidoran F. Hah hah.
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    A boy has the right to dream. There are endless possibilities stretched out before him. What awaits him down the path he will then have to choose; the boy doesn't always know. At some point the boy then becomes an adult, and learns what he was able to become. Joy and sadness will forever accompany this. He is confronted with a choice; when this happens, does he bid his past farewell in his heart? Once a boy becomes an adult, he can no longer go back to being a boy; the boy is now a man. Only one thing can be said: "A boy has the right to dream.". For those endless possibilities are stretched out before him.

    We must remember...all men were once boys.

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    RE: Pokemon Yellow: Nuzlocke Challenge

    (Notes will correspond to the attached pictures.)
    -Talked to the Old Man blocking the way to Route 2. Having him walk away was probably the game's way of getting rid of the Missingno. glitch. Oh well.
    -Caught a Pidgey on Route 2. Not sure if I'm going to use him, but we'll see. Named it Apogiffa.
    -Yeah, there's a hidden Antidote in the first tree of Viridian Forest.
    -Caught a Caterpie with my new Apogiffa. Again, since I have a Nidoran F, I'm not sure if I'm going to need Caterpie. Named it Dao.
    -I've mostly been using B.Penguin to plow through these Bug Catchers. My goal was to get her up to level 12; Double Kick will be important for Brock. I'm going to keep using her primarily though so I can get as many levels as I can.
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    A boy has the right to dream. There are endless possibilities stretched out before him. What awaits him down the path he will then have to choose; the boy doesn't always know. At some point the boy then becomes an adult, and learns what he was able to become. Joy and sadness will forever accompany this. He is confronted with a choice; when this happens, does he bid his past farewell in his heart? Once a boy becomes an adult, he can no longer go back to being a boy; the boy is now a man. Only one thing can be said: "A boy has the right to dream.". For those endless possibilities are stretched out before him.

    We must remember...all men were once boys.

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    RE: Pokemon Yellow: Nuzlocke Challenge

    -Made it out of Viridian forest and arrived in Pewter City; B.Penguin looks to be in okay shape to take on the gym.
    -Brock was not difficult at all! I sent in B.Penguin to beef my way through; Brock's Geodude was no problem, but his Onix opened up with Bide. I decided to actually use Growl so I can avoid taking as much damage as I could. When the Onix attacked, it only did 10 damage, so I kept up with Double Kick, but then it Bided again. This time, it was down to a quarter of its HP, so I knew B.Penguin could take it down. I was right, and I got the Boulderbadge!
    -I was one level away from evolving B.Penguin, so I decided to level up Dao as well. It took about 15 minutes, but I ended up evolving both B.Penguin and Dao into Nidorina and Butterfree, respectively.
    -Healed up and bought my items at the Pokemart. Here's my team after Brock and the level grinding. I'll be using Dao mainly for catching Pokemon once it learns Sleep Power and such. I'll be saving B.Penguin mainly for Mt. Moon since she's miles ahead of the rest of the party. I decided to box Apogiffa for the time being; he won't be that useful. As for RTSender, he'll become in handy for the trainers on Route 3.
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    A boy has the right to dream. There are endless possibilities stretched out before him. What awaits him down the path he will then have to choose; the boy doesn't always know. At some point the boy then becomes an adult, and learns what he was able to become. Joy and sadness will forever accompany this. He is confronted with a choice; when this happens, does he bid his past farewell in his heart? Once a boy becomes an adult, he can no longer go back to being a boy; the boy is now a man. Only one thing can be said: "A boy has the right to dream.". For those endless possibilities are stretched out before him.

    We must remember...all men were once boys.

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    RE: Pokemon Yellow: Nuzlocke Challenge

    -After going through Route 3, here's what my party looks like. I almost lost RTSender to a Quick Attacking Rattata, but pretty uneventful besides that.
    -Caught a Spearow on Route 3. I was listening to the song Rooster when I caught it, so I named it "Alice". Meh.
    -Now, if I didn't catch Alice, I could've bought a Magikarp from this guy, but I don't want to waste what little money I have right now.
    -...As if this is a big surprise here in Mt. Moon. Killed it by accident, so no Zubat for me.
    -Found an HP Up. Whatever stat boosting items I find in this run, I'm going to give them all to RTSender. Why? Because he's going to have the worst all around stats out of any Pokemon I use up to endgame because RTSender CAN'T EVOLVE without trading (which I literally can't do), so he'll need all the help he can get.
    A boy has the right to dream. There are endless possibilities stretched out before him. What awaits him down the path he will then have to choose; the boy doesn't always know. At some point the boy then becomes an adult, and learns what he was able to become. Joy and sadness will forever accompany this. He is confronted with a choice; when this happens, does he bid his past farewell in his heart? Once a boy becomes an adult, he can no longer go back to being a boy; the boy is now a man. Only one thing can be said: "A boy has the right to dream.". For those endless possibilities are stretched out before him.

    We must remember...all men were once boys.

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    RE: Pokemon Yellow: Nuzlocke Challenge

    -Not sure if I should use Rare Candies or not. Whatever the case is, I won't be using it now; it would be way too much of a waste.
    -Dammit...If only...
    -Found a Moon Stone. I used it after B.Penguin gained level 18 because if I evolve her into a Nidoqueen, she can learn Body Slam, which is one of the best moves in the game, so I want her to get it as soon as I can. I realize that I can learn Poison Sting at level 19, but...that move isn't that great.
    -Huh...in Red/Blue, this guy had a "haxxed" level 16 Raticate. I remember that being a huge pain in the ass.
    -PREPARE FOR TROUBLE! MAKE IT CHOCOLATE! (Yeah, these guys were easy.)
    A boy has the right to dream. There are endless possibilities stretched out before him. What awaits him down the path he will then have to choose; the boy doesn't always know. At some point the boy then becomes an adult, and learns what he was able to become. Joy and sadness will forever accompany this. He is confronted with a choice; when this happens, does he bid his past farewell in his heart? Once a boy becomes an adult, he can no longer go back to being a boy; the boy is now a man. Only one thing can be said: "A boy has the right to dream.". For those endless possibilities are stretched out before him.

    We must remember...all men were once boys.

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    RE: Pokemon Yellow: Nuzlocke Challenge

    -Some hidden items you can find. One is a Great Ball on Route 4 right outside Mt. Moon; it should be right in the center of the elevated square within the elevated square (cliffception?) The other is in Cerulean City out the back door of the leftmost house. Search around the brick ground in the backyard for another Rare Candy.
    -Caught a Sandshrew on Route 4. I ALMOST killed it with just one Confusion from Dao, but that Sandshrew held on slightly for me to put it to sleep and catch it. Phew. Named it Kokininja.
    -Misty was very threatening with her Starmie, but I had a cheesy plan in mind with RTSender. First I Thunder Wave'd Staryu, then I used the opportunity to spam Double Team until nothing happened. Staryu did minimal damage to me, but I used a Potion anyway and Thundershocked it to death. Same deal with Starmie, except I didn't have to Double Team. Bubblebeam scared me, but it missed, and I was able to win decisively. It may not have been the most legit way of beating Misty, but I'll take any opportunity I have to win.
    -Of course I want a Bulbasaur! Named it Lloyd. I'd like Lloyd up to level 16 and evolve before going to Route 24 and challenging Ron again.
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    A boy has the right to dream. There are endless possibilities stretched out before him. What awaits him down the path he will then have to choose; the boy doesn't always know. At some point the boy then becomes an adult, and learns what he was able to become. Joy and sadness will forever accompany this. He is confronted with a choice; when this happens, does he bid his past farewell in his heart? Once a boy becomes an adult, he can no longer go back to being a boy; the boy is now a man. Only one thing can be said: "A boy has the right to dream.". For those endless possibilities are stretched out before him.

    We must remember...all men were once boys.

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    RE: Pokemon Yellow: Nuzlocke Challenge

    Nice idea RT. Quite like how frequent these updates are. The rules are nice as well, good luck not dying later on. Especially against the Elite 4. I'll enjoy seeing this develop.

    Question though, how does the Safari Zone work?

    Also, you realize a slight problem in your haste to evolve B.Penguin right? Use of stones to evolve pokemon prevents most of the moves being learnt. Best example is your Nidoqueen. She can only learn Body Slam and Poison Sting. Though it seems you may already know about this. Just wanted to make sure if you did or not.

    (Also, Poison Sting is amazing )
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    RE: Pokemon Yellow: Nuzlocke Challenge

    Quote Originally Posted by Heresiarch Grimm
    Nice idea RT. Quite like how frequent these updates are. The rules are nice as well, good luck not dying later on. Especially against the Elite 4. I'll enjoy seeing this develop.

    Question though, how does the Safari Zone work?

    Also, you realize a slight problem in your haste to evolve B.Penguin right? Use of stones to evolve pokemon prevents most of the moves being learnt. Best example is your Nidoqueen. She can only learn Body Slam and Poison Sting. Though it seems you may already know about this. Just wanted to make sure if you did or not.

    (Also, Poison Sting is amazing )
    Thanks, Grimm. I'm done with updates for today, but I am trying to update as much as I can. Oh, and I am aware of how hard the Elite 4 will be. Hah hah hah......*sigh* not looking forward to that.

    For the Safari Zone...I don't know. Maybe I'll set it as one Pokemon per area, but personally, I don't really like the Pokemon in the Safari Zone as potential candidates for my team, so I'll play it by ear as to what I want to do with that.

    Very good question about B.Penguin. With B.Penguin, I double checked Nidoqueen's moveset and TM opportunities via Bulbapedia, and I don't like Nidorina's moveset after level 20 (Bite is decent for flinch; everything else is garbage.), so I decided to evolve her early so I can get a formidable physical wall during the early and midgame while still getting the moves I want. If the Pokemon in question was more like a Growlithe or Weepinbell who have access to better moves before evolution, this would be a different story.
    You see, I'm planning to have my Nidoqueen be a physical wall with a Toxic-oriented moveset. I REALLY want B.Penguin to learn Body Slam because it does great damage and it can paralyze, which is probably the most useful status ailment to inflict on your opponents. I also want her to learn Toxic and supplement that with Double Team so she can stall as well as be a physical tank. Top that off with Earthquake for STAB, and I should have a pretty awesome Pokemon for the endgame. It's a competitive-based build which I have prior experience with, so it should serve me well


    But yeah, thanks a lot for the feedback! Much appreciated.

    (Meh, Poison Sting can be okay in certain situations. I'd rather have Sludge, but this is why we can't have nice things. Heh heh. )

    A boy has the right to dream. There are endless possibilities stretched out before him. What awaits him down the path he will then have to choose; the boy doesn't always know. At some point the boy then becomes an adult, and learns what he was able to become. Joy and sadness will forever accompany this. He is confronted with a choice; when this happens, does he bid his past farewell in his heart? Once a boy becomes an adult, he can no longer go back to being a boy; the boy is now a man. Only one thing can be said: "A boy has the right to dream.". For those endless possibilities are stretched out before him.

    We must remember...all men were once boys.

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    RE: Pokemon Yellow: Nuzlocke Challenge

    Your welcome RT. I was wondering if you knew of Bulbapedia, but it seems you do .

    Seeing this reminds me that at some point I have to add in the end of the Pokemon Crystal LP to the forum.

    (Also, side note, If memory serves you cannot post more than twice in an LP thread. I think you have to edit your previous post and add it on. Though with this I *think* it's fine for the multiple posts. Not entirely sure but it's something to watch out for!)

    Next question involves the Game Corner. I presume you can only win one pokemon?
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    RE: Pokemon Yellow: Nuzlocke Challenge

    Quote Originally Posted by Heresiarch Grimm
    Your welcome RT. I was wondering if you knew of Bulbapedia, but it seems you do .

    Seeing this reminds me that at some point I have to add in the end of the Pokemon Crystal LP to the forum.

    (Also, side note, If memory serves you cannot post more than twice in an LP thread. I think you have to edit your previous post and add it on. Though with this I *think* it's fine for the multiple posts. Not entirely sure but it's something to watch out for!)

    Next question involves the Game Corner. I presume you can only win one pokemon?
    For the Game Corner, yeah. Celadon City is considered an "area", so one Pokemon for me. But again, I really don't care for the Pokemon in there except for maybe Abra (it's a shame I can't trade; Alakazam is broken as hell. ), so I might disregard it simply because I prefer getting Eevee in the Pokemon Mansion.

    (Hmm...the LP thread post restriction may be an issue if I don't PM Mantis about it just to make him aware of it. Mostly the reason why I've been posting so much is because of the attachment restriction to five pictures, but I might want to get on that.)
    A boy has the right to dream. There are endless possibilities stretched out before him. What awaits him down the path he will then have to choose; the boy doesn't always know. At some point the boy then becomes an adult, and learns what he was able to become. Joy and sadness will forever accompany this. He is confronted with a choice; when this happens, does he bid his past farewell in his heart? Once a boy becomes an adult, he can no longer go back to being a boy; the boy is now a man. Only one thing can be said: "A boy has the right to dream.". For those endless possibilities are stretched out before him.

    We must remember...all men were once boys.

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