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 ……

An Opinion on Pokemon Red and Blue (Gen 1)

The game is a good game because there is some difficulty and you need to keep on leveling up your pokemon.

However, the game can become too easy if you use overpowered Pokemon.   For example: Charizard and Blastoise are strong, being able to use Flamethrower or teaching Blastoise Ice Beam and Surf make the game relatively easy.

Also, catching Snorlax and then using him makes the game easy as well because Snorlax has great HP stats and attack power.

Also, catching Zapdos at the Power Plant then makes the game very easy as you can teach Zapdos ThunderBolt and Fly, which makes it Overpowered.

Also, if you decide to get a Gyrados early on then the game becomes easy due to Gyrados having such a high attack stat.

 

The game truly has a challenge to it when you choose to use Pokemon that are less strong, pokemon who are not really “game winners” like a Blastoise-Zapdos combination.

 

-DJ ROBO BISCUIT