Nuzlocke Challenge Part 3: The Phoenix Rises from the Ashes

My Nuzlocke continues in Pokemon LeafGreen.  In my last post (The Darkest Hour) my team was decimated by Koga (poison master) and only Sprout (Venusaur) survived.

After some luck and grinding my team is back and ready for action.  In order to rebuild I ventured down to the Pokemon Mansion in Cinnabar Island and I got lucky to encounter a Vulpix! YES!

And then on a whim when I was in Celadon City I decided to surf in that water by that dude’s house (where you get softboiled).  I encountered a slowpoke which I caught. It was only level 16 though (and my Venusaur was level 45).

Over the past few weeks I have been doing a lot of grinding to level up a Pigeotto, vulpix, and slowpoke.

After much patience and determination I got my team back on good footing.

So today I went through the Silph Co, defeated my rival, defeated Giovanni, and took care of Sabrina!  My Slowbro did most of the heavy lifting. He is a beast because he has high health, high defense, and he is psychic water type.

My renewed team:

Level 47 Slowslow (SlowBro)

Level 45 Poops (Pigeot)

Level 39 Flame (Ninetales)

Level 49 Sprout ( Venusaur)

Level 13 Armees (Tentacool)   (was going to use that before I got slowpoke)

Level 36 Jet (Pigeot)

 

my next move is to venture to Cinnabar island and continue my journey!

-DJ ROBO BISCUIT

Nuzlocke Challenge Biscuit (1)

I decided to embark on a Pokemon Nuzlocke challenge. They are self imposed rules designed to make the game tougher.  Rule 1) you can only catch the first pokemon you encounter in an area. If that pokemon faints then you can’t catch anymore until you reach a new area.   Rule 2) if your pokemon faints then it is dead.  Must go in the PC or get released.

My game of choice is Leaf Green for the Nuzlocke.

I chose Bulbasuar as the starter because he is good for the 1st 2 gyms but he is not powerful overall.

The first pokemon I caught was a Pidgey.

I was moving along and i was excited to encounter a Caterpie which I did catch.  I wanted this caterpie to blossom into a ButterFree so I could use it’s psychic moves.    Unfortunately, when he was a metapod he died.   My first casualty.

I moved my way through the game and my main 2 were my Bulbasaur and my Pidgey.  They soon evolved so they were Ivysaur and Pigeotto.   I was able to catch many Rattata and spearow.   Not lucky enough to encounter a Jigglypuff.     When I got to Cerulean city I ran into a Sandshrew which I caught!   I was pumped.  Sandshrew has great defense and Sandslash is a strong pokemon.

I continued to move through the game.   Ivysaur, Pigeotto, Sandslash, Geodude, Bellsprout.               My Sandslash made easy work of LT surge in Vermillion city.  I also caught a Diglett along the way.

I was able to battle my way through the dark cave, Pigeotto and Ivysaur doing most of the work.

My next blunder was when I entered Lavendar Town.   I should have trained my team a little bit more but I was feeling confident and I went to go fight my rival in the ghost tower.   His team was stronger than I thought and I did not have a good match up for his CHARMELEON!     I sent out my Sandslash to battle but little did I know his Charmeleon possessed the move “Metal Claw”    …. …..    Unfortunately, my Sandslash died in that battle.

I was hoping my Sandslash would stay with me for the long haul.

The game continues.   I still have my Ivysaur, Pigeotto, Machop (dark cave), Geodude, Bellsprout.

To be continued ……