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Pokémon Yellow Nuzlocke Challenge: Part 4

After beating Lt. Surge, I talk to Officer Jenny outside the gym and get me a free Squirtle - I name him TANKER. I doubt I'll use him, unless my lovely Leviathan dies and I need a replacement water-type. 

Now knowing Cut, I use Whoop-Ass to enter Route 9, where my team makes short work of the junior trainers and hikers, as well as catching a Nidoran (F) in the long grass. She's a fall-back if Pinpoint were to die, I name her BLOWDART.

I heal up at the Pokémon Centre outside Rock Tunnel then enter the immense darkness. I did teach Flash to Spoony, so I'll visiting the move deleter later on to get rid of this useless move... Anyway, I catch a Zubat, name it BATSHIT, as in batshit crazy - what is what we all go when we're bogged down by these cave-dwelling fuckers. :)

Rock Tunnel didn't cause me anywhere near as much trouble as Mt. Moon did, nobody died or even came close to dying - so we make it to Lavender Town fairly unscathed. In Lavender Town, I briefly stop at Pokémon Tower to battle Blue, but don't venture past the 1st floor, as I don't yet have the Silph Scope. Blue is easily dealt with, and we set off to the southern route (I forget its name) to grind some levels with the dopey fishermen trainers. 

After this, we set off to Route 7 and mooch about in the tall grass, but I don't find anything new to capture. I was hoping to find a Vulpix, but I think they only appear here in Blue/Red, not in Yellow. I battle the random trainers dotted about and grind some levels in the grassy areas; Chunky finally evolves!

On a related note, I bought a link cable from eBay and made an attempt to trade with my old Blue game to evolve Spoony and Chunky - but it turns out I've bought the wrong fucking cable - I've bought a Game Boy Advance cable, which apparently don't work with Game Boy or Game Boy Colour games. Fuck's sake. 

Upon arrival in Celadon City, I get the bonus items like the free TM and Coin Case, then pay a visit to the recluse at the back of the Celadon Mansion. I deposit Chunky in the PC to make room for my lovely feebie Eevee! (I name him SPIKE.) I also buy a few TMs and get a drink for the stupid thirsty guards at the entrances to Saffron. I hope they all enjoy sharing one bottle of water. (Yes, I'm cheap. :P)

While in Celadon, I also pick up a Thunderstone and evolve Spike up into an epic Jolteon. Ah, the days where Jolteon was clearly the best electric type Pokémon...

Before I headed off to Team Rocket's Hideout, I used Cut to get onto Route 16, where I caught myself a Doduo. I named it SPAZZIE - after Spazzie McGee - a.k.a. the emu in this viral picture: 

So, I go to the Rocket Hideout, nothing really eventful happens - I pick up all the items, beat all of the grunts - then kick Giovanni's ground-type arse with Leviathan and grab the Silph Scope. With this in hand, I head back to Pokémon Tower. 

Here, I capture a Gastly, who I name CASPER. He can be a psychic fall-back in case Spoony dies. I grind some levels here and then rescue Mr. Fuji and get the Poké Flute. 

Just one more thing I decided to do before getting Erika's Rainbowbadge - I went to wake up the two Snorlax. I capture one of them and knock out the other - the one I caught, I nicknamed SHELLY. After my fianceé of course. Snorlax became her nickname after I got her into Pokémon. :P

So, after all of this sidequest nonsense, I go back to Celadon to battle Erika - it all goes well until a wrap/poison condition kills Whoop-Ass! My second DEATH... Argh, and I haven't caught a replacement fire-type yet... 

Spoony finishes off Erika's team, and I go to pay my respects to Whoop-Ass. I put him in Box 12 with Chewy. :(
R.I.P. Whoop-Ass. :( 



GIFT - Squirtle, level 15, TANKER

ROUTE 9 - Nidoran (F), level 17, BLOWDART

ROCK TUNNEL - Zubat, level 17, BATSHIT

GIFT - Eevee, level 25, SPIKE

ROUTE 16 - Doduo, level 26, SPAZZIE

POKÉMON TOWER - Gastly, level 26, CASPER

ROUTE 12 - Snorlax, level 30, SHELLY

WHOOP-ASS DIED! - killed by Erika's level 32 Gloom

[Part 3] [Part 5]


Pokémon Yellow Nuzlocke Challenge: Part 3

After beating Misty, I take the underground path through to Vermillion City, then take a break on Route 6 to grind some levels and battle the random NPCs. I also manage to catch an Abra, who I name SPOONY. Psychic is my favourite type, so I'm going to try my best to evolve him up and teach him some kick arse TM moves. 
Upon arrival in Vermillion City I picked up the Bike Voucher, but decided against getting the Old Rod, as I already have a Magikarp and in Generation 1, Old Rods couldn't catch anything BUT Magikarps! I run back to Cerulean City and get my ludacrisly expensive bicycle. Before boaring the S.S. Anne, I take a few steps into Diglett's Tunnel and catch my own Diglett; I call him WHACKA - after the character from the Paper Mario series who looks like a blue Diglett, basically.

On Route 11 I battle the trainers and grind a few more levels, as well as catching a Drowzee. Even though I already have my psychic type sorted out, I now have a fall-back in case Spoony gets killed. Anyway, I name him PENDULUM, grab the hidden Hyper Potion on route 12 next to the sleeping Snorlax then head back to the Pokémon Centre. 

I deposit good ol' Rattfratz, as normal types are now becoming rapidly weak and obsolete. I pick up Leviathan, who is now level 20 and evolve him up with a Rare Candy. Before boarding the S.S. Anne, I also evolve Spoony up to a Kadabra at level 16. I'm going to try later to see if my mega-faulty link cable can hold out for a trade to Blue/Red - I needs me an awesomely overpowered Alakazam, I do.

Nothing major happens on board the S.S. Anne - I pussy out and leave the boat a few times to heal - I'm not risking any more of my babies dying. Blue is dispatched easily enough, along with all of the sailors and absolutley loaded gentlemen trainers. I get HM01, teach it to Whoop-Ass. I may delete it later, but at the moment, he doesn't need to know Leer. Well, he NEVER needed to know Leer, really.

I go back through Diglett's Tunnel to grab the items I couldn't get without Cut - and I also find the aide who gives me a HM05 (Flash) for catching 10 Pokémon. Sweet, now Rock Tunnel is sorted. I MAY teach it to Spoony and delete it later, unless I catch something I can use as a HM Slave... Hrrrrm...

With that nonsense aside, I then went to battle Lt. Surge. I've already decided on what electric Pokémon is hopefully going to be in my final team, and thus which one will learn the Thunderbolt TM... Assuming all goes well... Regardless, Pinpoint and Spoony make short work of Surge's team, and we walk away victorious.

TEAM:  6


ROUTE 6 - Abra, level 7, SPOONY

DIGLETT'S CAVE - Diglett, level 20, WHACKA

ROUTE 11 - Drowzee, level 17, PENDULUM


Pokémon Yellow Nuzlocke Challenge: Part 2

After obtaining the Boulderbadge, I set off for Mt. Moon. On the way along Route 4, I kicked the arses of all the dopey junior trainers, especially those who felt the need to talk about shorts. 

When in the Pokémon Centre, I took up the offer to buy a Magikarp for $500, and names him LEVIATHAN; because I'm hoping to raise him into an epic Gyrados. I went back into the tall grass to train him and caught a level 8 Spearow, who I nicknamed SPUGGY. (Spuggy is a colloquialism where I live for sparrows. :D) - He got sent to Box 1 in the PC.

Barley 5 steps into Mt. Moon, I find a level 10 Geodude and promptly use Happy to catch him. I name him CHUNKY. Unfortunatley this is where I need to say goodbye to Happy. He's been useful so far, but now I'm replacing him with Chunky. I went back to the Pokémon Centre and swapped Happy for my new Chunky.
Going through Mt. Moon, beating the endless trainers and poxy wild Zubats - Pinpoint reaches level 16 and evolves! Time to find a Moon Stone...

Exploring the caves, I find a number of items, including a TM and TWO Moon Stones (one is hidden, by the way), so Pinpoint is now a fully evolved Nidoking. Awesome.

Then I started to find the Team Rocket grunts and... I got my first DEATH. CHEWY DIED! My starter Pokémon no less! 

R.I.P. CHEWY. :(
On the way out of Mt. Moon, I picked up the Helix Fossil and beat Jessie and James. I suppose Pokémon Yellow was trying to appeal to the fans of the anime who had never played Red or Blue - but it's going to be really weird playing through the rest of the game without a goddamn Pikachu! Nah, not really, every time I played through Yellow as a kid I always boxed the little fucker; he's useless and even refuses to evolve!
The state of my team after leaving Mt. Moon

I reached Cerulean City, healed up, did the general tasks and chit-chat around town. As I suspected earlier though, you can't release your stupid Pikachu, so I put him in Box 12. Let us forget about him. He's in a coma, shall we say.

I left Spuggy in Box 1 with Happy; I'd rather see what I can find on the next route, as I already have my bird Pokémon, Guano. And then I headed off for Nugget Bridge before facing Misty.

On Nugget Bridge, I encounter Blue again and make short work of his shitty team; almost all normal-types with Pinpoint and his Double Kick. I can already see Pinpoint ending up in my final team... 

Anyway, I beat the trainers on Nugget Bridge, then grab my lovely free Charmander from the NPC in the corner of Route 25 - I name him WHOOP-ASS. Then I wander in the tall grass and catch myself a Bellsprout. I name it WEEDKILLER, and he goes to the PC box. On the way to visit Bill, I battle all the random NPCs and grind some more levels in the tall grass; both Whoop-Ass and Guano evolve at level 16 and Rattfratz evolves at level 20.

Before fighting Misty, I take a walk around on Route 5; catch myself a level 3 Jigglypuff, name her PUFFY, unintentive, I know. 
I also drop off Leviathan at the Daycare centre for a bit - fuck me, levelling up a Magikarp is like pulling teeth... Then I go to Cerulean Gym and kick some arse - without any type advantages!
My current team


PURCHASED - Magikarp, level 5, LEVIATHAN

ROUTE 4 - Spearow, level 10, SPUGGY

MT. MOON - Geodude, level 10, CHUNKY

CHEWY DIED! - killed by Rocket's level 13 Rattata

GIFT - Charmander, level 10, WHOOP-ASS

ROUTE 25 - Bellsprout, level 12, WEEDKILLER

ROUTE 5 - Jigglypuff, level 3, PUFFY

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