YEP BOYS AND GIRLS ITS THAT TIME OF YEAR AGAIN
Nintendo decides to trot out pokemon, and my brother still has siblings that are younger than me that know better than I do, so here we sit, yet again.
This time I decided to leave the version picking up to my niece who was the actual recipient of the holiday game. She chose to decide to leave me with Dazzling Pearl. Having done a cursorary google that means she gets the Johto dogs and I get the Kanto Birds, that makes my Gen 1 life happy, wheels up, lets do this.
We’ll start with the obvious ■■■■ this time around, I have pie roll for my trainer gender - he accidently rolls two different dice mobs, which lets me choose between 2 and 5.
I decide that if I ever bring this character online, it’ll probably be better to have a starter that looks like a master race poster for the reich vs a black dude named “Black Mage” so I opt for that hoping no one will notice.
We jump right in and already me and pie are fighting about starters - he wants infernape because it’s just unquestionably good, and I want piplup, becuase A) I like Bulky Waters (blastoise raised me) and b) It gets steel type later.
We run into some snags where I can’t see my tag and he rolls for me, and I end up with a female piplup!
This is important, because I’d decided that no matter what my starter was, if it was male, it’d be Pie. Otherwise, it’d be
Spoiler: It was hattie, and we (and by we, I mean me) made a lot of “water jokes” that are best left unsaid.
We honestly didn’t hit a lot of problems after that, doing the normal nuzocke stuff of “hitting every road because goddammit we need everything”.
Before starting the rock gym we had…
Some additional route milking earned us Krewl, the Onix, but she was not greatly needed in the boss fight.
It should be noted that in this version the xp share is pretty much default (also - i have no idea how to turn it off and dont care to) so we came in with an at level Piplup and Budew to really shake things up.
First gym was not really an issue (as expected) but the rock ■■■■■■■ threw out some ■■■■■■■ headbuts to make me second guess ever not farming levels again.
More time in the mines let us grab another nuzlocke champion in the form of Mick the zubat, who hopefully will make us never catch a goddamn zubat again. We also lucked out obsencely well and one shot ball caught Tem , the Abra on route 203.
There was some team galactic ■■■■, but it was mostly stumped by our second dirty bird, in fact Benny, type 2 (DirtyBirdII) that we found in the underground… a swablu…
Who pretty much ■■■■■■ everything there.
It was kind of hilarious to watch.
We also realized some things, primarily that we don’t need to worry about HM moves in this and that paul will need to be sidelined for something with more type coverage, and also that we could catch something north of town, which resulted in our own V101 becoming our first fighting type.
With these types, we rocke ■■■■ through several caves and a stupid double battle area and are now primed for gym fight number 3.
Current team and levels (praise god normal xp share)
@billthebetta , Level 26, the Budew
@Benedict_87 (DirtyBirdII) Level 24 the Swablu
@Piemanlee Level 26, the Luxio
@TemetNosce Level 25, the Kadabra
@VaultHunter101 Level 25, the Machop
@Hattie , Level 25, the Prinplup
Holding strong before gym number 3 and our first run of contests.
= Run notes so far
@Adabiviak became… no ■■■■ a goddamn Jirachi. There is a thing in this gen where if you own a pokemon save on your switch, there’s just a random ■■■■■■■ in the second (non gym) town that will just give you a mythic, either Jirachi (pokemon sword/shield) or mew (lets go pika/evee). I got Jirachi and ■■■■ myself, because im still doing a nuzlocke and thats still legal, but I immediately put him into a box named “limbo” because ho god, I’d really need an excuse to level him up. He’s level 5 now.
paul was originally intended to be a much more important part of the group, hence his being named after an hmslave. He was perfectly fine with this, leeching xp off the group… and honestly I would have too until I found out that hm slaving isnt needed in this gen? Basically you find someone and they give you TM’s that are the actual move, then your poketch learns to summon random pokemon to do the move? Weird. Regardless, as useful as bibariel is, it gets sidelined until we hit something that covers types better than tem or vh.
Every flying type will be different versions of @Benedict_87 . I don’t make the rules except when I do, and this is one of them.
@Pie ■■■■■■ up and got shinx. I should say here that even before I started, I knew that my starter was either going to be @Hattie or pie, based on gender. I’m told I rolled well that the starter was female, and hattie became a penguin. More importantly, pie is electric which covers some of hatties weaknesses, so I knew I wanted the first viable type diff thing to be him and he did not dissapoint, except where he did.
… Pie has Rivalry instead of intimidate, which means he is literally the horny cat. He will ■■■■ up every other male type (which statistically works out) but is weak against females. Because… reasons.
I trust all of you to hit him with the horny bat as needed.
TOTAL DEATHS: 0
Thus spake the first post.
I’m only allowed to mention up to 10 forumites a post, so the second post will include those not rostered yet.