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The Nuzlocke Thread

Post by KameRule » Wed Apr 08, 2015 2:54 pm

So, about a week ago, the domain which housed Nuzlocke's Hard Mode series expired, so I thought that it would be a good chance to generate some discussion on the subject.

For those unfamiliar with the Nuzlocke challenge, it is basically a set of self-imposed rules which increase the difficulty of your average Pokémon playthrough. It was conceived when a 4chan user by the name of Nuzlocke began a webcomic series entitled "Ruby: Hard Mode", which soon became extremely popular. The rules which he used for his original journey have become the basis of all Nuzlocke challenges to follow:

Rules:

1. If a Pokémon faints, it is considered dead and you must release it

2. You may only catch the first Pokémon you see in each area

Since then, there have been many additional rules that people have used to further increase the difficulty of their Nuzlocke adventures, such as the restriction of healing items during battle, or switching battle style to "Set" These runs have become so popular as they bring a kind of challenge not present in the games, and encourage you to become more attached to your lovable creatures.

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Re: The Nuzlocke Thread

Post by Rik » Wed Apr 08, 2015 2:59 pm

Knew Nuzlocke hadn't posted anything in ages but it's sad to see his site go down all the same, kept hoping he'd reappear eventually. I might get round to finishing my Giftlocke on Red in his memory.
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Re: The Nuzlocke Thread

Post by JenovaPX » Wed Apr 08, 2015 4:01 pm

I will eventually finish setting up this channel and starting a recorded run, but yeah, procrastination and distractions abound
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Re: The Nuzlocke Thread

Post by Sabrofra » Wed Apr 08, 2015 4:02 pm

I've done three Nuzlockes. My first one on Red I never finished, one on Y where I was slaughtered by a Hawlucha, and one on LeafGreen.

I've been doing a Nuzlocke recently. It's actually on my YouTube channel. You should go and check it out 8)

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Re: The Nuzlocke Thread

Post by Garf » Wed Apr 08, 2015 4:40 pm

I finished a Wonderlocke not too long back, was quite fun even if there wasn't much challenge, since all my pokemon got boosted exp from the trade and they were all clearly breeding rejects.

I beat the Champion with:

Aegislash
Tyrantrum
Wigglytuff
Rotom
Staraptor
Crobat

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Re: The Nuzlocke Thread

Post by OmegaPit » Fri Apr 10, 2015 7:46 am

I Nuzlocked Red, Gold and Ruby

I was suppose to Nuzlocke every generation but when I reached Ruby my save file got corrupted and I couldn't be arsed to continue. But moving onto the subject of Nuzlocke, http://www.nuzlocke.com/ is still loading for me.
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Re: The Nuzlocke Thread

Post by KameRule » Fri Apr 10, 2015 7:59 pm

OmegaPit wrote:But moving onto the subject of Nuzlocke, http://www.nuzlocke.com/ is still loading for me.
It went down on the 3rd (my birthday), but returned two days ago. Apparently the domain automatically renewed, and is now set to expire next year.

I've managed to complete Silver, Platinum and Omega Ruby using no duplicates and no items during battle. The thing about duplicates is that it's a double-sided argument; you could argue that it's harder without as it sometimes limits the total number of Pokémon you can catch, and easier as you can get a wider range of types in your party. I prefer to use it as it forces you to use Pokémon that you wouldn't necessarily use in a normal playthrough, which is more interesting than playing with 50 Zigzagoon.
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Re: The Nuzlocke Thread

Post by Bee Doof » Sat Apr 11, 2015 12:49 pm

I Nuzlocked LeafGreen and White, no deaths in White but a couple in LG. Made me appreciate Audino more since it saved me against ghetsis and N, and SeaKingSlazo was the hero of LG.
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Post by Fisher » Sat Apr 11, 2015 9:31 pm

only did 1 Nuzlocke was on soul sliver never finish it.
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Re: The Nuzlocke Thread

Post by Oathkeeper » Sun Apr 12, 2015 10:57 pm

Garf wrote:I finished a Wonderlocke not too long back, was quite fun even if there wasn't much challenge, since all my pokemon got boosted exp from the trade and they were all clearly breeding rejects.

I beat the Champion with:

Aegislash
Tyrantrum
Wigglytuff
Rotom
Staraptor
Crobat
I tried a Wonderlocke ages ago and stopped because I kept getting level 1 stuff when I was too far ahead to bother leveling it up. I'd be interesting in doing one properly but is there any way to get around that problem?

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Re: The Nuzlocke Thread

Post by Garf » Mon Apr 13, 2015 1:12 pm

The variation I did was that you catch 6 at the start of the game, then you trade them off and that's your team for the entire game, and if one dies, you trade it off

Luckily, my only death was Crobat against the champion. I guess the only way to overcome the whole Lv.1 issue would be to just use the EXP Share until it has caught up, or do the 'put it at the front, then immediately switch out' trick if you don't want to overlevel your team. If you're fighting lv. 50's, it should shoot up most levels

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Re: The Nuzlocke Thread

Post by Scapegoat » Mon May 04, 2015 12:31 am

I'm on my first Nuzlocke at the moment, Leaf Green. Current team is looking way too Normal type centric, but I'm doing a good job balancing my levels. About to take on Erika.

Woolie/Ivysaur - Level 30
Triple D/Pidgeotto - Level 30
Rhett/Raticate - Level 30
Leonard/Sandslash - Level 30
Ollie/Wigglytuff - Level 30
Bill Gates/Meowth - Level 14 (Using him as a slave)

Hopefully I can capture a Bellsprout soon and pick up the Super Rod, allowing me to go back to route 24 and catch a Krabby. Could have had a Vulpix but it used Roar on me. Missed my chance at Eevee as well by wasting 2 hours in the game corner and buying Porygon. Best decision EUW confirmed.

Couple of deaths so far, including Snoop Dogg the Weedle. RIP.
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Re: The Nuzlocke Thread

Post by Kesskuron » Mon May 04, 2015 4:44 pm

Currently doing my first ever nuzlocke run on leaf green, i'm in Mt. Moon atm with the following:

Diego/Squirtle
Miguel/Pidgey
Juanita/Rattata
Esteban/Beedrill
Maria/Mankey
Gabriela/Geodude

Everyone except Maria and Gabriela are around level 15

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Re: The Nuzlocke Thread

Post by Scapegoat » Mon May 04, 2015 6:28 pm

Leonard just died to a Channelor's Gastly when it used Curse on me and I mis calculated how much damage curse actually does. Been training up Dinesh the Diglett to take his place and avenge his death, it's such a pain in the ass pressing B every level to stop the evolution to Dugtrio. Need that level 41 Earthquake, currently level 33. Also picked up RichardLee the Hitmonlee, but he won't see any use because he doesn't get access to Blaze Kick in this version, probably should have checked that before I picked him over Hitmonchan. Heading to Fuchsia now, hopefully Dinesh will reach 41 before the gym, if not Ollie will have to do with Psychic.
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Re: The Nuzlocke Thread

Post by lol95 » Mon May 04, 2015 7:13 pm

Currently doing an Alpha Sapphire Wedlocke, at the Pokemon League but taking on some training before I attempt it. My Camerupt (Carlos) sadly didn't make it through Victory Road so I'm having to gain a lot of levels on a Persian I caught at a Mirage Spot (I allowed myself one Mirage Spot capture).

My team as it stands right now consist of:
Max (Persian) lvl 37 x Jen (Grumpig) lvl 49
Richard (Relicanth) lvl 48 x Diana (Dusclops) lvl 49
Gus (Azumarill) lvl 49 x Yasmin (Latias) lvl 46
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Re: The Nuzlocke Thread

Post by Rik » Mon May 04, 2015 7:46 pm

What's a Wedlocke when it's at home?
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Re: The Nuzlocke Thread

Post by Nintendo Ninja » Mon May 04, 2015 7:48 pm

Rik wrote:What's a Wedlocke when it's at home?
If one dies they both die.

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Re: The Nuzlocke Thread

Post by lol95 » Mon May 04, 2015 7:57 pm

It's a variant popularised by the Youtuber Marriland. It follows Nuzlocke rules but you're only allowed to use one pair in battle. You capture the first encounter that's of the opposite gender to the Pokemon you need a partner for and once your team is full you just capture the first encounter on a route so long as it has a gender.
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Re: The Nuzlocke Thread

Post by Scapegoat » Mon May 04, 2015 8:28 pm

Just caught Senpai the Krabby, team is looking strong now, planning to replace Bill Gates with a Magnemite from the Power Plant.
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Re: The Nuzlocke Thread

Post by Cazwegian » Sat May 30, 2015 2:19 pm

Gonna do a Nuzlocke on Omega Ruby. I've not done a Nuzlocke in an obscene amount of time.
I've only got about 3 hours on the save so I may as well start over.

Someone pick a starter for me.

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Re: The Nuzlocke Thread

Post by Rik » Sat May 30, 2015 3:00 pm

Torchic all the way
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Re: The Nuzlocke Thread

Post by KameRule » Sat May 30, 2015 7:19 pm

That's not how you spell Mudkip, you foof.

jk Torchic's good to use too.
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Re: The Nuzlocke Thread

Post by Sabrofra » Sat May 30, 2015 10:47 pm

Mudkip for president

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Post by Pineapple » Sat May 30, 2015 11:07 pm

Everyone likes Mudkip but the same cannot be said for bad memes.
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Re: The Nuzlocke Thread

Post by Cazwegian » Sun May 31, 2015 10:50 am

Cazwegian's Omega Ruby Nuzlocke - Part 1

After reluctantly saving a Professor from death by Poochyena, I was given a Torchic and told to go and enslave as many Pokémon as possible or something.

Zigzagoon was my first slave-fighter who I caught on Route 103 and dubbed HelenMSlave. Unfortunately due to a major lapse in concentration HelenMSlave died in vain as I tried to catch a Taillow.
Basil the Cascoon was the next victim of humanity shortly followed by Wendy the Wurmple.
After quite a few battles and rescuing a nerd in the woods, Wendy and Basil both evolved.
I then decided to spend the night in Rustboro City.

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Wendy - Lv 7 (caught Route 104)

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Basil - Lv 10 (caught Petalburg Woods)

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Rik - Lv 14 (caught Route 101)


DEAD:

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HelenMSlave - Lv7 - Slowly beaten to death by a Taillow on Route 102
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