That’s right, folks… the Ruby Nuzlocke has ended! So, did I get a taste of sweet, sweet glory, or did I get a taste of Metagross’ metal ass? Well, read on to find out already!
Last time I left you, my team had been seriously beaten to a pulp. I lost Evil Tooth and Louie in an epic battle against Salamence. I nearly lost the rest of my team, but superbro Olimar (Lanturn) saved the day. Now, only one more challenge remains: Steven, the Pokemon League Champion!
I decided to lead with Olimar. He hasn’t failed me yet, and has gotten me out of more than a few jams. Since I’m running blind, I didn’t know what to expect. All I knew was that he had a Metagross on his team. My plan was to use as many X items as I could, and then sweep his team. Lanturn was pretty much the only member of my team who could hit Metagross (for neutral damage, even), so I need him to last forever. I figured, pump him with steroids, and mow down the opposition.
Out first comes Skarmory. It’s my lucky day. I could totally power up while taking his hits.
So, to make a long story short, I proceed to use X items and Full Restore while he used some Toxics and Aerial Aces. Once I have my Special Attack, Speed, and Defense at +6, I proceed to sweep. One Thunderbolt is all it took.
Next, came Aggron, which went down with a Waterfall, but then came Metagross… the only ‘mon I truly feared. Even with +6, I was still worried.
I shouldn’t have been, because a Tbolt to the face killed the mother trucker.
Next, was Cradily, Claydol, and Armoldo, which I Waterfalled into oblivion.
I was the Champion!
So, I guess that’s it!
It wasn’t the most climactic of endings, but hell, I just successfully completed my very first Nuzlocke! Awesome!
I think next time I’ll ban the use of X-items, because it took the challenge away at the end. I wonder if I could have actually defeated Steven without them. Who knows.
Up next, I think I’m going to play through Soul Silver. I haven’t played either of the Johto remakes, so it will not be a Nuzlocke. I will, however; post updates. And I’ll be getting Black 2 when it comes out, so I’ll post about that, as well.
I’ll probably do a post recapping this Ruby Nuzlock. It will give me perspective, and I wouldn’t mind reliving some of those moments!
Thanks for reading everyone! I hope you continue to follow my Pokemon adventures!