Let's Play Pokemon Blue - Randomized Nuzlocke - Pt.1
- What is a randomized game? A Pokemon randomizer is a tool used to quite literally randomize elements of the particular game. Most common changes include random starter options, wild encounters, and trainers' pokemon. In addition to these, this play through will include randomized items and TMs found along the story of the game.
- What is a Nuzlocke? The nuzlocke challenge is a self-imposed set of rules intended to increase the level of difficulty faced while playing a Pokemon game. This rules are seen to encourage players to use Pokemon they would otherwise never consider, and also create closer bonds to the player's partners. Rules implemented for this challenge:
- Any Pokemon that faints is considered dead and must immediately be released or stored permanently in the PC.
- Only the first wild encounter in a specific area can be captured. Dupes Clause - Optional clause allowing the player to ignore duplicates of already captured Pokemon.
- All Pokemon must be nicknamed.
Your Adventure Begins!
"Hello there! Welcome to the world of Pokemon! My name is Oak! People call me the Pokemon Prof!
This world is inhabited by creatures called Pokemon! For some people, Pokemon are pets. Others use them for fights. Myself...
I study Pokemon as a profession. First, What is your name?"
"Right! So your name is Fila!
This is my grandson. He's been your rival since you were a baby.
What is his name again? That's right! I remember now! His name is Obama!
Fila! Your very own Pokemon legend is about to unfold! A world of dreams and adventures with Pokemon awaits!"
We first find ourselves in our room, but other than an SNES, it's rather bland. That in mind, it's about that time to head out to finally receive our first partner. A quick stop at the PC grants a single Potion.
Head downstairs, and outside, we find ourselves in the quiet town of Pallet. Eager to set off on this tremendous adventure, I shoot straight for Route 1.. No success as Oak comes running up to inform me it isn't save to venture the tall grass without owning a Pokemon. It's after this that he decides to give me one himself back at his lab. #score
At Oak's lab, his grandson Obama has also arrived and the professor explains that his is gifting each of us one of three Pokemon his has available. My pick goes first of course.
Option 1: Gyarados
The Atrocious Pokemon
HT 21' 04''
Rarely seen in the wild. Huge and vicious, it is capable of destroying entire cities in a rage.
Option 2: Geodude
The Rock Pokemon
HT 1' 04''
Found in fields and mountains. Mistaking them for boulders, people often step or trip on them.
Option 3: Charizard
The Flame Pokemon
HT 5' 07''
Spits fire that is hot enough to melt boulders. Known to cause forest fires unintentionally.
Now right off the bat, it's clear that this tough decision falls down to Charizard and Gyarados. Kicking off a nuzlocke with Geodude just isn't appealing in any way.
Charizard offers a rock solid fire option, with nice stats to boot. The problem here for me is the fact that it is not only an evolution of the generic starters, but also the most mainstream of the three.
That in mind, Gyarados will be kicking this journey off right ~ Besides considering Gyarados bops either of the other two, Obama can't pull off any type advantage shenanigans ;)
- Dragon Rage (aka RIP early game)
- Hydro Pump
As we prepare to leave, Obama decides he's up for being a prick and wants to battle. Silly skrub ain't even ready ~
AngryPhish makes quick work of Charizard with a OHKO via Dragon Rage. Not much a battle to describe.
Obama: "What! I picked the wrong Pokemon!" - Bruh, you were screwed either way.
That taken care of and our very own Pokemon in hand, it's north we go, moving through Route 1, ignoring the wild encounter as pokeballs are unavailable at this point.
After arriving in Viridian City, it was straight to the PokeMart because looky there, we have to grab Oak's parcel to deliver back in Pallet. Fun.
Back in Oak's lab to hand over the package, Obama shows back up as the professor needs to give us one of his inventions. Why it wasn't ready literally a couple minutes ago, who knows.. Item Received: PokeDex
Now it was off to start the journey, again. A quick stop at Obama's house to say bye to his sister, aka bae<3, results in a free Town Map. And that'll wrap it up in little ol' Pallet Town.
Quick trip back up to Viridian and I grab myself some PokeBalls from the mart. Nuzlocke officially begins, so time for some encounters!
Location: Route 1
- Horn Attack
Location: Route 22
- Bone Club
Location: Route 2
Location: Viridian Forest
Part 1: Conclusion
With all the immediate encounters snagged around Viridian City, that should make for a decent stopping point. Overall, the current team looks to have some promising potential. The fact that there is such a drastic water weakness is rough though. Double ground + fire makes for a sketchy situation vs water, but Gyarados should manage carrying the team in such situations.
Next chapter will kick off after a bit of grinding. Lv 2/3 just isn't appealing tbh. Beginning in Viridian Forest, I'll be making my way up to Pewter City for my first gym battle. Should be a lovely time<3