Nuzlocke Complete: An Anticlimactic Finish to a Climactic Challenge

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!

Steven StoneLast 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!

Congrats, Scott!

Congrats, Scott!

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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!

Pokemon Party

Bring on the Elite Four!

Hoenn Map

After grinding my balls off for longer than I could keep track of, I finally said “Enough!”… it’s time for the Elite Four!

So there I went, through that sacred doorway. There’s no turning back now!

DAMNIT! I FORGOT TO DELETE WATERFALL FOR SURF! Too late now. FML.

First Battle – Sidney

Elite Four Sidney

As you know, I’m running blind, so I figured from the look of the room and Sidney’s appearance that he may have Ground types. I lead with Olimar, who has amazing HP and a decent Hydro Pump. These Ground types will be easy!

Out comes Mightyena… he’s a Dark trainer.

WTF!!!!

Still, I’m way over-leveled, so I easily take it out with two Sparks (yes, I forgot to teach him T-Bolt. I’m really risking things here).

Next, I use a combination of Nimbus and Kool-Aid to take out the rest of his team. Cacturn, Sharpedo, and Absol went down without a fight, and Shiftry pulled off a Double Team, but I still got the OHKO. What a weak dick.

Onto the next one!

Second Battle – Phoebe

Elite Four Phoebe

I had no clue what type she was rollin’, so I sent out my Normal type, Kool-Aid. Turns out she has Ghosts! This was a great move, because Kool-Aid can’t get hit by Ghost moves, PLUS, he knows Faint Attack (a Dark move).

I proceed to destroy her team. I had to use my Yellow Flute a couple of times to cure my confusion, but that’s about all the excitement that happened.

I got bored in the middle, so I sent out Louie to do a few Earthquakes. He easily kills a Sableye and Dusclops. To finish, I sent out Kool-Aid and 2HKO her Bannette.

Sorry, girl. Don’t mess with my Kool-Aid!

Third Battle – Glacia

Elite Four GlaciaI assumed this bitch was full of Water and Ice types, so I lead with Olimar again. This time, my assumption (and memory from 2005) was correct.

Finally, a match that gave me a little challenge. It wasn’t much, but it was something.

I managed to get through her first four Pokemon with about 1/2 my HP left, and then she sends out Walrein; her last hope.

I use my first Full Restore of the Elite Four Challenge, and Walrein Body Slams me and gets Paralysis! I use a Paralyze Heal on my next turn and he Body Slams me again. I get off a Confuse Ray and hope for some self-inflicted damage. Nope! Another Body Slam, and I’m below half my health. I use another Full Restore and he gets another Body Slam while confused!

WTF! He gets the Parahax, but I can’t get the Confusionhax?

Anyways, I use Spark which does  puts him in the red, but he has a Sitrus Berry! His HP goes back up and, while confused I might add, gets off a third Body Slam. I Spark him again and his health gets down in the red. This is where Karma comes in…

I finally catch a break, and he KOs himself the next turn! Take THAT Walrein, ya fuckin’ bitch!

So far, so good…

Cool Squirtle

“Scott, you’re too cool for school.”

Three down, one to go (not counting the Champion). So far, the Elite Four has been pretty uneventful, and honestly, rather easy. Most of my guys are around level 60, so the difficulty should be getting harder soon. Also, I remember there is a Salamence and Metagross coming up soon, which could be troublesome.

Stay tuned for my next entry!

Hiatus and Other News

Yeah, so I haven’t played Pokemon in a while, but I’ve been busy. Life, ya know? It sucks, but somebody’s gotta do it.

Anyways, I haven’t played Pokemon in a while. I’ve done a little grinding on my Ruby Nuzlocke from time to time, but nothing considerable.

Recently, though, I finished the grinding, and am preparing to take on the Elite Four! I’m just going to stock up on X-Items and hope for the best. This will be the true test folks! (remember: I’m running blind!)

Here’s the team I’m rolling:

Elite Four Team

I managed to catch Groudon according to the rules of the Nuzlocke, so I’m going to use him. I figure I’ll need all the help I can get when going through the Elite Four, and he’s one of the most well-rounded ‘mons I have. Hopefully, I can challenge them soon, and post another update.

I’m excited to be this close to finishing my FIRST Nuzlocke challenge!

Wally Blocks My Path to the Elite Four, and Pays the Price

Wally from Pokemon

“I know you have no PP after going through that cave, but let’s battle!”

Last time I updated, I was preparing to battle Wallace at the Sootoplis City gym. Well, in preparation, I trained Kool-Aid (Kecleon), Evil Tooth (Duskull), and my new Bro extraordinaire, Olimar (Lanturn) to level 50, and we easily defeated him. His Milotic was annoying, but wasn’t a problem.

After that, I moved on to Victory Road, everyone’s favorite route. With countless uses of HMs, and high level pokemon using Whirlwind, what’s not to love?!

The best part is, when you finally get to the end, you’re worn and battered team has to fight a random battle against that little brat, Wally (ok, I actually love Wally, but still!).

Even though I was weakened from the trek through the cave, I still managed to mop the floor with his spikey-headed face.

I had the pilot episode of Gordon Ramsay’s Kitchen Nightmares on in the background during this battle.

Gordon Ramsay Chooses You

“I choose you, you fucking wanker!”

Not sure what that has to do with anything, but I’m sure it summoned some kind of inner strength.

So, now I am currently grinding all of my Pokemon in preparation for the Elite Four. If you read my last post, you know that I’m running blind. I’ve played Sapphire before, and I know that the Elite Four is kind of similar from game to game, so I’m pretty sure I know what I’m in for, but I don’t want to go in underleveled. If I do that, I’m finished.

I do not want that to happen.

So, next time you hear from me, I’ll either be headed into the Elite Four, or filling you in with a battle report.

Stay tuned!