Well, the nuzlocke is starting strong… ish?
Cons - Treeko is my starter
Pros - Ruby Omega opens into like 3 very easy routes which fed me Wingull, Seedot, and Wurmple, so not a bad starter team.
I named my guy Black Mage and I’m doing my old naming strat from the first one I tried - naming them after offensive spells from other games.
Treeko - Death Coil
Seedot - Ghostfire
Wurmple - Impale (to be renamed when I figure out what it’s going to be evolved to)
Wingull - Hurricane
Gym 1 down. Just about had my starter die on a buff/debuff happy zigzadoon (I’m… not good with those strategies) but managed to pull out before bad things happened. Got a slothing/slacking thing in the forest and managed to trade it for a Makhuita which is good for type coverage. Ghostfire just recently turned to Nuzleaf, Impale turned into a butterfly, and I picked up an HM Slave Zizadoon that I named Harm and a bird named Blood Strike. Death Coil lived up to his namesake in the gym and just drank everyone. I love these regenerator types.
Sighs Second badge, first death. Had planned on plowing through the fighting Gym with Wingull, which went great until I hit Brawleys machop. In my head I was going to mist/supersonic to start, but with the way wingull had been murdering everything else I thought I could wing attack my way to the win then and there. I was wrong. Got suckered into him using his potion and then getting totally mauled by a sizemic toss which exploded my bird. Alas Hurricane, we hardly knew ye. Makahuita continues to level up because of trade exp, so she finished things out without incident, which makes me think I need to get back to my old roots of “overleveling the ■■■■ out everything”.
I used some of the cheekier moves to get some annoying mons out of the way and into my dex though. Upon getting the old rod I fished for and got Magikarp (Arcane Blast) inside the town, not killing the only route adjacent to it. Then on the route I fished to pick up a Tentacool as well (Death Grip) and slipped in the cave to pick up a Zubat (Mind Blast). I’m really bummed about Hurricane though. Most people don’t like Wingull but I always thought it was neat that after years of ■■■■■■ normal/flying types like pidgey and spearrow, the thought having one that actually had type coverage was fun. Losing it really hurt some ■■■■ as well - I’ve already pulled Arcane Blast for the tried and true nuzlocke “get a ■■■■■■■ gyrados” strat to shore up my water (Which I’ll need, with team magma going around), and I’ve benched Ghostfire for now in lieu of Mind Blast, who covers flying and poison (Although I’m already thinking about sitting Impale’s ass in the box just to keep running Ghostfire… he’s one of my faves).
Death Coil, 18 Groyle
Makit, 18 Makuhita (Traded, Name to be Changed)
Arcane Blast, 10 Magikarp
Mind Blast, 10 Zubat
Ghostfire, 16 Nuzleaf
Harm, 13 Zizadon (HM Slave)