Listening to: "I thought I was a Pyro” InFamous 2 Soundtra
Reading: Sheer Power Book 3
Playing: Pokemon Sun
Eating: Teddy Grahams
Still not sure that I should, but I am releasing Book 2 on November 20th. This probably means nothing to anyone seeing how no one has actually purchased the first one, but who cares, it’s going to be released anyway! Pricing will be the same as Book 1, $9.99 for physical copies and $2.99 for the digital ones.
Once Book 3 has been released, I was considering putting out some special edition with all three of them in it, but just fantasies at this point.
Just getting that out f the way though. What I really wanted to talk about is my nuzlocke in Sun.
I like replaying games so I got Sun as the one I could restart and Moon as where I can save my items and Pokemon. I reset my Sun randomly the other day. I have been hunting for shiny Barboach in Moon and it hadn’t been going well. Out of frustration, I reset Sun and planned on resetting for a shiny Rowlet starter.
I actually didn’t want to play it again seeing how Ultra Sun/Moon is coming out next week, but since I was there, I got the itch to do a Nuzlocke. After I got yet another freakin’ shiny Whiscash, I decided to go ahead and Nuzlocke it up!
1. Only catch the first Pokemon encountered in a new area.
2. If a Pokemon Faints, it’s considered dead
Optional Rules I used:
-Name every Pokemon caught, I went with a naming theme of Musical Terms
-Pokemon Refresh and Exp. Share are allowed
-Dups clause (Dups are no longer dups if original has died)
-Z moves allowed
I still started with Rowlet and named him Maestro. He has a Quiet nature which is okay, I think. We fought Hau with no problem and soon went on Route 1 for our first catch.
We got a female Ledyba with a Sassy nature. I named her Senza. Two flying types meant that I had a problem with Hau’s Pichu decided to be mean, so I levelled up a bit before the next fight. We went to fight Hau and his Pichu just kept using Tail Whip or something and never attacked. So no problem!
Some Nuzlockers will count the different sections of places like Route 1 as a new encounter, but I didn’t. It’s all Route 1. This meant I was stuck with only Senza and Maestro for the Trainer’s School too. I was worried about the Grimer and Magnemite. Grimer kept doing defensive moves too, I believe, and we did a comfortable amount of damage on Magenemite, so we pulled through.
Once we were allowed into the city, I was able to get my next encounter, a male Alolan Meowth with a Bold Nature. I named him Tempo. His nature is pretty bad, but he manages to do pretty good anyway. We levelled up again before going to fight Ilima and his Smeargle. I let Maestro set up Echoed Voice and we took out the Smeargle without any problem.
Then I snuck to the cemetery because it was going to change to night time in my game and I wanted Drifloon before it did. (This was around 10 o’ clock at night actually but I have my DS set several hours back so I can have access to day time normally since I’m a night owl.) I went into the cemetery and actually did end up with my Drifloon! A male one with a Serious nature. I named him Grave. (It’s from the Musical Term’s list and deals with the mood of a song. It fits all around!)
Route 2 encounter was less exciting. A female Yungoos with a Timid nature. I decided to just box her since I was already putting together a pretty good team. I didn’t really know what my plan was for the Verdant Cave trial. I gave Senza Brick Break just in case but lead with Maestro. He took the hits pretty well and took Gumshoos out after a few hits. No problem again! And Maestro evolved too! Then I got my encounter and got a female Zubat with a Lonely nature. Just what I wanted! All good news! I named her Crescendo.
On Route 3 I hoped for a Rufflet, but I got a male Spearow with a Mild Nature. Not surprising but not a good nature for it. His name is Score. I boxed him too seeing how I had plenty of flying types. (Which would have been true for Rufflet too, in hindsight.) In the Melemele Valley or whatever it’s called, I caught a male Metapod with a Hardy nature. I named him Stretto. He is level 11 so if I ever wanted to use him he’d evolve right away at least. But boxed for now!
Another Hau fight that was less of an issue now that I had Tempo to take care of Pikachu. Senza evolved after the fight was over.
I wasn’t sure how worried I had to be about Hala seeing how I had four flying and a ghost on my team. I realized afterward I probably still needed to worry about him using a Z move, but he never did anyway. We took him out pretty easily. Grand Trial Complete!
I got Tauros and headed to Ten Carat Hill to hopefully get a Rockruff. This didn’t end up happening and I got a female Machop with a Timid nature instead. Timid is probably one of the worst natures for a Machop, but I decided to let her take Senza’s spot on the team. She was doing pretty well actually, but since Ledian tend to not be very strong, I was worried something would happen to her. When it came time to name the Machop, I accidentally hit no. Fortunately I wa soon off to the next island and that’s where the name rater is. I changed her name to Ballata.
We had nothing to worry about from Dexio so we were soon on Route 4. We found a male Lillipup with a Lonely nature. I named him Brass. Since I knew I’d be getting an Eevee egg soon, I decided to box him. Then while fighting trainers on Route 4, Tempo evolved. Guess we were pretty friendly with each other!
Another fight with Hau. No worries. I still hadn’t used a Z Move and he didn’t use one either. We went up to the Ranch were I picked up my egg. It hasn’t hatched yet so I don’t know what I got other than Eevee. I let that be my encounter. I went up to Route 5 to meet up with Hau and Gladion. I wasn’t sure how worried I needed to be about Type: Null, but fortunately I had Ballata and she had just learned Revenge. That double damage took it out easily in two hits and Ballata wasn’t even down to half. I remembered I could get another encounter and we got a male Fomantis with a Bashful nature. I named him Manual. Maestro has the grass type covered so another member for the box.
That’s basically where I left off. Zero Deaths so far so that’s good for me. Team is around level 21-23. Only other thing of note is somewhere between Panoila Town and Route 5 Pokemon Center I picked up Pokerus. I think this is the first time I’ve ever gotten it myself and through a trade! I’ll be taking on the Water Trial soon. I keep changing my mind about what I want to do with my Eevee. I am actually sorta tempted to cheat and level it up in my Moon version so I can get a Glaceon... but I should probably stick to either a Jolteon, Espeon, or Flareon.
Anyway, that’s how the game is going! I’ll do another update like this... sometime!