Nuzlocke Challenge Part 2, The Darkest Hour

I was continuing on in my pokemon journey.    I got a Magikarp which I evolved into Gyrados only for purposes of using it for Surf.  I feel Gyrados is too overpowered.

My combination of Pidgeot and Venusaur allowed me to handle Team Rocket with ease and I could use my Pidgeot to handle the 4th gym leader Erica.     I got the Silph Scope and the Poke Flute.  I woke up Snorlax and killed it with my Machop, using Low Kick.

I made my way down the bikers lane to reach Fuschia City.  I went through the safari zone to go ahead and get Surf as well as getting Strength from the Warden with no teeth.

But,  I was just too eager.

I thought I was prepared for My battle with the 5th Gym Leader Koga.

My team going into the battle:

Level 40 Venusaur,  Level 45 Pidgeot, Level 28 Machoke, Level 27 Dugtrio, Level 24 Duduo, and level 20 Gyrados

My plan was to wipe out his team using my Pidgeot.

Koga has a Koffing, Muk, Koffing, and Weezing.  All poison types.   I underestimated the strength of his level 39 Muk.       His MUK had Toxic, Sludge, Acid Armor, and Minimize.

By the time the battle with Koga was done the only pokemon I had left over was my Venusaur !!!!

He wiped out my team using his Muk.    I thought I was done for and his Muk would kill my Venusaur as well but late in the battle I think he ran out of PP on his Sludge attack because he kept on trying to use Acid Armor, Toxic, and Minimize.  Luckily my Venusaur was not affected by Toxic.   So I just barely managed to make it through that battle.

Now I am going to need to grind to get my NEW team up to the proper levels.

My current new team:

Level 40 Venusaur, Level 23 Pigeotto, Level 14 Geodude, Level 15 Gastly, Level 13 bell sprout, and level 5 magikarp.

I shall not give up and my Nuzlocke Challenge shall continue!

-DJ ROBO BISCUIT

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