Alright, my first post. I started my Nuzlocke Challenge yesterday, havn't made too much progress, actually, but here goes.
Started off with a Piplup, simply because of the advantage against Roark; can't have Chimchar if I chose it dieing on the first gym, and I'd rather have a Piplup than a grass type... ugh.
"Rival ADHD wants to battle!" As you'd think, I won the battle easy, and went on with the tutorial. 5 pokeballs later, let the real challenge begin! I immediatly searched the grass in route 202; and I regret it quickly. I found a measly Level 4 Kricketot... .-. I caught it regardless, you never know when a suicide Bide might be useful... or not.
Going back, I went to Route 202 to hopefully catch a Starly, since it's a great poke to raise with a Piplup (Flying and Water moves cover a lot of types offensively). And lucky me, I found one; level 2, but it survived Piplup's pound with over half HP, even though Piplup was level 7, it must of had good stats. Pound number two, and I crit my first wild poke already! DX There goes one team slot, and on the first route of the game... -.-;
Moving onto Jubilife, I went to Route 204 to hopefully catch something helpful, like the Starly I had to crit... And ofcourse all I get is a level 4 Bidoof... I deposited it, since I'll use it as an HM slave later. Feeling unlucky, it's time for Rival battle #2; with only a Level 4 Kricketot and a Level 9 Piplup...
"Rival ADHD wants to battle!" Piplup wipes out his Starly with a few bubbles easily; he only got off one tackle, the other missing. But then out comes Turtwig, so I retreated to Kricketot. I bide'ed twice, but the first one he didn't attack me, and the second one he only hit once, so I chipped off half it's HP. But come a third tackle, and Kricketot is dead. Off to the Nexus with you...
Piplup barely mopped up with 6 or so bubbles, since Turtwig used Withdraw atleast 4 times before Piplup came in; it didn't know peck yet, so physical moves weren't an option. Regardless, Rival battle #2 was a (pathetic) win.
Moving through Route 203, I finally encountered another Starly! =D I promptly caught the level 4 Starling, even though it's stats were rather lackluster apon looking at the summary... Ah well. Moving on!
Starly: Level 4, Quircky, Tackle/Growl.
Since I'll be facing Roark soon, I wanted to catch a Geodude in the Oreburgh Gate cave, but no... instead, I found a Psyduck; I already have a Piplup so the piece of junk is just death fodder/an HM slave... 3 poke balls, and it's mine.
Off into the Oreburgh mines, I still really wanted that Geodude, or even an Onix; a Steel type would be useful if I kept it alive long enough to evolve. But what do I find instead? Nothing much better! A Zubat. -.- Useless. Off to the gym!
Last gym trainer, Piplup evolves, huzzah! Prinplup tore through Geodude and Onix with OHKO Bubbles (lolwut?), and pwnt Cranidos with a Critical Hit Metal Claw; neither of us would of OHKO'd eachother without a critical, so I'd of won regardless. Coal Badge down, 7 more to go.
Off to the rugged path, I trained up Starly on trainers the way there. Regarding rule 3, since I had both a Zubat and Psyduck, I spent a few minutes looking for Geodude; until I get impatiently frustrated, and check my dex. What a suprise, Geodude aren't in the Rugged Path. -_- I caught an extra Psyduck, which comes in handy later, and moved on...
Roffle stomped a few galactic grunts and evolved Starly, got the honey and key, pwnt more grunts (owned by "some kid"), and healed before fighting Mars. Galactic Admin battle!
Her Zubat was promptly owned by Staravia, and out comes Purugly, deadly as it is unappealing. Remember when I mentioned that Psyduck being useful? "Go, Psyduck!" "Purugly used Fake Out!" "Psyduck fainted!" A free switch was all it was good for. XD Staravia comes back out to Intimidate the Purugly, my key to victory. A Wing Attack-Scratch fight later, Staravia barely survives at 2 HP; I was suprised when Purugly moved first on the last turn, we were speed tied the entire time... If I didn't intimidate it, I would of lost Staravia already. Shows you need to be catious for Nuzlocke Challenges, eh?
Chose Piplup, owned Rival ADHD on both battles, caught a Kricketot (suicided to beat Rival... wasn't using it anyways) and Bidoof, accidentally critical hitted a Starly but caught another one, caught a Psyduck, a Zubat, and a Psyduck (where the hell's my Geodude instead of this shit? DX), pwned Roark with my evolved Prinplup, OHKOing each of his pokes.
Evolved Staravia, pwned Team Galactic at the Windworks, and sacrificed my second Psyduck to pwn Mars' Purugly. Pwnt. Heal. Save. Win.
Back to the center to heal, and that's where I left off. So far, so rediculously unlucky. Can it get worse? Damn right it can; and will. I'm expecting the worse soon... ... ... More to come.