first update w00t
Much as I love the Fennekin evolution line, I've no intent t' use one again, so I chose my second favorite Gen 6 starter: Froakie. Don't like it prior to evolution, but once it does evolve I say Frogadier and especially Greninja are bloody cool. Unlike my usual Challenges, I'm actually gonna nickname Pokes for once. Definitely gonna regret it, but oh well. Froakie's nickname was actually somethin' I decided on 'fore I got my hands on it: "Dart". 10% in reference to the Poison Dart frog, 90% in reference to the Ninja-exclusive ability in Final Fantasy.
I don't understand how that reference came to mind since I've only beaten VII and X, but whatever, good enough nickname I reckon.
... But what do ya know, the Froakie is a ****in' female. Wrench in my plans already, fantastic. Since Final Fantasy was on my mind, I went with the next best
worst ninja nickname: "Yuffie". And no, I don't like said character from FFVII. Who does lol.
Lackluster and unoriginal nickname aside, it is by chance a Modest nature (with 'Karp-awful IVs, mind you), so I can't really complain.
Managed t' derp my way through Route 2 and Santalune Forest without runnin' into anythin' but a female Pidgey, meaning I wasn't forced to capture an unsavory partner for Yuffie. Good news, as my starter bein' female lets me pair it with that there event Torchic since I never ran into an applicable partner. Fire/Water core w00t! Two starters as a pair, one of which has a Modest nature. Lady luck smiles upon me in-so-far. Said Fire-type can't get a nickname since I don't own it, but that's probably for the best. I'd probably give it a Fawful Bruce Lee reference for a nickname or somethin'...
Obviously had no trouble burnin' Viola to a crisp thanks to Torchic, not that I would've needed more than Yuffie anyways. Bug Badge get! With that done, I quickly headed off to Lumiose t' slap Professor Tree's starters around, then makin' like Silver and nabbin' one. I like Blastoise and Venusaur 'bout the same, so I chose Bulbasaur since I already had the other two types, and already used a Charizard in X. As with Yuffie, I came up with it's nickname almost instantaneously: "Erla". Bulbasaur's fusion between 'mon and plant reminded me of Skyward Sword's Kikwi, which are also rather ambiguous as to whether they're best classified as fauna, or flora. Chose to steal the Kikwi Erla's name since I loves me a good Earl Grey tea (in case ya didn't know, the Kikwi's names are all tea references
... can't say I was ever clever enough t' notice). On that note, coffee > tea.
Oh, and take a look at Erla's IVs.
Att 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31
Def 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31
SpA 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19
SpD 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19
Speed 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29
Absurd, yeah? That's somethin' else for a random Poke. Anyways, with my third starter obtained, I needed a female Poke t' go with it, so I returned to Route 4 and derped in the grass. Reason I waited to catch somethin' here was 'cause I wanted to avoid finding a male Combee at all costs. Can't blame me for that, yeah?
Didn't find a bug type though. Instead, I ran into a female Ralts. No complaints truth be told, I was hopin' I'd get a Fairy-type, none the less one I like. I'd rather have a Gallade honestly, but 'ey, Gardevoir is great too. Shockingly, despite the fact I'm god-awful when it comes to naming, her nickname was the only one so far that made me actually think hard. I went with "Keiko" after a few minutes of ponderin'. T'is an old reference to a very
long story I've no intent on yappin' on about, this post is long enough as is... and so is my playtime. Figured I'd end the session here, even if I progressed very little. Didn't exactly speed run through my X playthrough neither. The team is as follows.
(Frogadier), Torrent, Modest, Lv. 16
@ Blazikenite, Speed Boost, Naive, Lv. 15
(Bulbasaur) @ Venuaurite, Overgrow, Naive, Lv. 10
(Ralts), Synchronize, Docile, Lv. 8
This team looks too good t' be true for a Nuzlocke, don't it... ?