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Crimson DESTR0YA
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Xelakian at March 26, 2012 at 10:23 PM

Personally, I'd say that you get them as your one in Cinnabar proper. The Burned Mansion's a seperate zone, so there's no reason not to get it unless you can somehow manage a Missingno...

Yes.

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March 26, 2012 at 10:38 PM Flag Quote & Reply

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I have my decision then.

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March 26, 2012 at 10:56 PM Flag Quote & Reply

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Professor Abigail Sequoia's Research Log

27 March 2012
Tuesday
2:50pm

Cerulean Cape

Entry Five: Sick Day

Hopefully I've gotten everything out of my system now. After spending the entirety of yesterday in bed I'm ready to get out of this town and back on the road.

Misty actually presented a bit of a challenge thankfully. While I had a type advantage with Oswald I couldn't let him do all of the work. He did well enough against her Staryu, but with Starmie I wasn't going to risk him being affected by any kind of psychic ability. I allowed him to stay in long enough to soften Starmie up with a bit of poison before letting Fish have a go at her with his Bite attack. It's a good thing that Starmie can regrow lost limbs, because Fish managed to take one of her arms clean off! Apparently that wasn't the first time Misty has had one of her Pokemon dismembered either. I would imagine that gets to be fairly annoying. Cascade Badge! Hooray! Misty also told me that I should visit the cape before I continued on my journey. I could meet the creator of the Pokemon storage system!

Turns out visiting Cerulean Cape was almost more trouble than it was worth. I couldn't walk more than twenty feet without some trainer coming up to challenge me to a battle. It wasn't difficult, but it kind of ruined the peaceful mood of the place. Also I saw an Abra! I tried to catch it but he teleported away right as I reached for a Pokeball. Poor fella probably can't rest for more than ten minutes around here. And I didn't help any. Now I feel bad.

Met Bill. Odd fellow, as most scientists are. I believe he was working on a practical application of teleportation technology, though I couldn't get much out of him, being busy and all. He did; however, invite me to a Trainer party on the S.S. Anne docked in Vermilion City. He said he was too busy to go himself and really didn't care for fancy-dos like that anyway. I thanked him left, still reeling from his use of "fancy-do."

Right now I'm sitting on the edge of an overlook, enjoying the view. Just a little bit ago I made a little monument to lost friends and made a wish that their sacrifice wouldn't be for naught. I suppose I should start on my way to Saffron City before it gets too late. I think I'll sit here and think for a while, though.

PARTY

Oswald - Gloom lvl 23
Kevin - Paras lvl 22
Harriet - Pidgeotto lvl 22
Mahrie - Fearow lvl 22
Fish - Wartortle lvl 22
Ellen - Butterfree lvl 22

R.I.P.

Archibald - Rattata lvl 3
B. White - Mankey lvl 15

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March 27, 2012 at 5:25 PM Flag Quote & Reply

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Now that your Pokemon selection is about to finally start diversifying, I'll be interested to see who gets cut from the starting lineup. Harriet or Mahrie? Oswald, Kevin, and Ellen are all kind of redundant, too, I can only see one of them sticking permanently.


Rule of thumb is Rock Tunnel is where FR/LG Nuzes start to get interesting. As much as I've enjoyed the writing so far, I have to say my favorite part of following someone else's Nuzlocke is watching the team come together.


On that note, you may want to consider giving a bit of depth to Abigail's relationship with her Pokemon. The Pokemon themselves feel kinda distant in the narration as of now.

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March 27, 2012 at 11:02 PM Flag Quote & Reply

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Right now my biggest fears are Rock Tunnel and Silph Co, and at least with Silph Co. I can step out if necessary.

 

As for poke-character development, I'm hoping to provide some of that soon. I've been distracted the past two days, but I'm should have some nice, juicy updates coming up.

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March 27, 2012 at 11:21 PM Flag Quote & Reply

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Silph Co. is nothing, just wait until you beat Koga. As for Rock Tunnel... Dig, Escape Ropes, and patience are your friends.

Also Fish should be able to OHKO just about everything in there, if you wish.

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March 28, 2012 at 10:36 AM Flag Quote & Reply

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Hey, nice updates so far! Still really enjoying the perspective, and I have to agree, I'm looking forward to some poke-character interaction, I'm always a sucker for that aspect of a Nuz. Hope the Rock Tunnel goes well, that's never the most fun of places...

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March 30, 2012 at 3:57 PM Flag Quote & Reply

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Totes not dead. Update later tonight or sometime midday tomorrow.

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Professor Abigail Sequoia's Research Log

4 April 2012
Wednesday
9:47pm

S.S Anne - Main deck

Entry Six: Week in Review

So going to Saffron City didn't work out quite as well as I had planned. First of all, the gate house guard was being a complete jerk and when I finally convinced him to let me pass through he had the audacity to ask me to bring him something to drink. Seriously guy, not the best way to make friends. Things got worse once I got into town. I was hoping to get some shopping done before finding the Gym, but every store I went to was closed, even the Pokemart. When I finally gave up and went to visit the Gym I found it closed as well. The only thing that was open was a small dojo next to the Gym. After listening to a long tirade about how Sabrina had disgraced their master and taken their place as the Saffron City Gym I inquired as to why all of the businesses were closed and why there were so few people about town. One of the students told me that some shady organization had moved in and practically taken over. Likely Team Rocket I told them. They may not be the best Pokemon battlers, but they have a supernatural affinity for getting their grubby little hands into everything. I left and wished the best with reclaiming their honor. Perhaps I will return sometime to challenge them? Unlikely. They were a bit...intense. There was nothing I could do about Team Rocket myself, so I journeyed south to Vermilion. Hopefully things would sort themselves out.

Great idea actually; going to Vermilion City. It’s a beautiful little port town. Nice sea breeze if you're into that. Also home the Kanto Pokemon Fan Club. I'm not saying that loving your Pokémon is a bad thing; on the contrary, I've always understood that a strong relationship between Trainer and Pokemon can encourage growth. I'm just saying that these people might take it a bit too far. Like creepy far. To each his own I suppose. Beyond that there is your usual Pokemon Center and Pokemart (stocked up on Pokeballs). Also I met the guy who was CRAZY about fishing. Like he had an unhealthy obsession with it. He was also handing out free fishing rods to anyone who was interested in a quick lesson. I took him up on his offer and we went north to Route 6. Managed to catch a Magikarp after just a little bit. A big one, too. Named her Irene. She should grow into an impressive Gyarados with just a bit of care. After that I went west of town. I met several Trainers, many of which were gamblers. I'm still not sure why there were that many hanging around when the nearest casino is several hours away. Also I caught Paulette the Drowzee, who recently evolved into a Hypno. On the way back I had took a peek into Diglett Cave and was immediately accosted by a, you guessed it, Diglett. Captured her and dubbed her "Eleanor." In the process of training Kevin finally evolved into Parasect. Whoop whoop.

The S.S. Anne is an impressive ship to say the least. And got to stay on it for a whole week! I'm sure glad I took Bill up on his offer. Karrde was there as well. Apparently he won his ticket in some battling contest. Go figure. We decided to call a truce and hang out for the duration of the trip. As it turns out Karrde isn't such a bad guy. A bit passionate. More of a "leap before you look" kind of guy, but he's pretty good at getting himself out of trouble. Some of the comebacks I saw him make against the other passengers. They were ridiculous. Oh wait I'm jumping ahead. The disadvantage of writing in pen. No way to go back and correct myself.

While the S.S. Anne was in harbor there was a small tournament between the passengers and other invitees. Karrde and I both figured "Why not?" and joined in for the fun of it. You could only enter three Pokemon, so I had to choose my best. That is a very difficult decision by the way. I finally settled on Fish, Paulette, and Oswald as they seemed to balance each other out. The competition was pretty fierce, but they were up to the fight. Whatever one couldn't stop dead in its tracks, another could take care of. I also got a look at some interesting Pokémon for my Pokedex like Tropius and Absol. Anywho, Karrde and I were in separate brackets so we didn’t end up facing each other until the final match. He had brought his Kadabra, Ivysaur, and Pidgeotto to the fight and I was ready for them. Most of the fight was spent trying to get an advantage over one another, but in the end his impatience got the better of him and he slipped up. The grand prize was (drumroll) an invitation to the S.S. Anne harbor party next year! Whoo.

I spent the rest of the week mostly hanging out with Karrde, a few trainers we met during the competition, and our Pokemon. It’s interesting to see how much we as Trainers and our Pokemon share. Even when we first met Fish disliked Karrde as much as I did, and now that we’re on friendlier terms, so are our Pokemon. My Mahrie and Karrde’s Pidgeotto decided to have a race when we were out on the main deck. Needless to say Mahrie won, but it was fun to see them racing around in the sky free of troubles. Sadly Eleanor was not allowed outside of her Pokeball while aboard the ship. Some safety regulation. Also I have no idea what Eleanor looks like below the earth she tunnels in. Any time I tried to pick her up she would just hide underground or go back into her Pokeball. I’ll have to wait until she goes to sleep sometime. Or maybe I can have Kevin use his spores on her. Would that be a bit too mean? Yeah probably. I’ll just have to wait for her to trust me more.  One of our new trainer friends, a gentleman named Thomas, introduced us a game from the nearby Sevii Islands called Pokemon Jump. Normally you’re supposed to play it with two Venasaur, but his Bulbasaur and Karrde’s Ivysaur were all we had. It’s basically jump rope, but with Vine Whip and ten times more fun to watch. The gentleman’s Growlithe, Karrde’s Raticate, and Oswald were the only ones short enough play, but it was hilarious seeing them try to keep up with each other.

Tonight is my last night here and tomorrow I’ll be heading back to the mainland to take on Lt. Surge the “Lightning American,” whatever that is. I have to say this has been a welcome break from traveling cross-country through forests and caves hunting for Pokemon. Not that it isn’t fun. No, I’m having a blast this journey. It’s probably the best thing I’ve done in my life aside from getting my education, even with the losses I’ve had, and the ones that I’ll likely have in the future. It’s just nice to be able to put my feet up and just spend some time with my friends. Human and Pokemon alike.

PARTY

Mahrie - Fearow lvl 27
Eleanor - Dugtrio lvl 27
Oswald - Gloom lvl 27
Kevin - Parasect lvl 27
Fish - Wartortle lvl 27
Paulette - Hypno lvl 28

RIP

Archibald - Rattata lvl 3

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April 4, 2012 at 11:00 PM Flag Quote & Reply

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Okay so not midday, but it's here. Rejoice.

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April 4, 2012 at 11:01 PM Flag Quote & Reply

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I'm impressed you managed to stick with a Paras long enough to evolve it into a Parasect in a Nuzlocke. Access to Spore should put you in great shape to catch future rare encounters. But, you already know how I feel about that move.


[BRELOOM 2012! His policies include Sporing the big oil companies to sleep until the debt goes away, setting up a Substitute in every major city as a counter-terrorism measure, and legalization of recreational mushroom use. He may not be able to say anything but his own name, but he's still smarter than Rick Santorum!]


Yes, well, anyway.

There's that interaction I've been waiting for. The Mahrie/Pidgeotto races were particularly great, I thought.

Best of luck against Surge, not that you'll need it. With two grass-types, Hypno's ungodly special defense, and oh yeah, a Dugtrio, it should be cake.

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April 4, 2012 at 11:52 PM Flag Quote & Reply

Tamoria
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Yep, I'd say you're looking to be in pretty good shape so far! Also, really liked this update, nice job with all the details from activities on the ship!

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April 11, 2012 at 7:51 PM Flag Quote & Reply

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First, I know where my vote is going.

 

Second, yay positive reinforcement.

 

Third, this has somehow turned into a weekly thing instead of daily as was my original intent. Life and the five or six games/projects I'm currently cycling through have slowed things down considerably. Hopefully I can get this back up to at least bi-weekly. Regardless of what happens I WILL have an update tomorrow. Hopefully a chunky one.

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Professor Abigail Sequoia's Research Log

 

12 April 2012

Wednesday

10:28am

 

Lavender Town

 

Entry Seven: Buy Hiking Boots

 

The week on the S.S. Anne softened me up. I was NOT prepared for a week's worth of hiking and spelunking, much less spending an entire day in a cave. First things first, though. The battle with Lt. Surge. Eleanor took on all of his Pokemon and defeated them single handedly. She didn't even give them a chance to act. Although her zeal did cost me in the long run. Somewhere around 20,000P to be more accurate. As it turns out the Lightning American's Gym isn't exactly up to code. He probably wasted all of his money on that electric door. He still gave me the Thunder Badge, and that's what matters.

 

While I was at the Pokemon Center preparing to head to the next Gym, I overheard a conversation between two younger trainers. Apparently Team Rocket has made their strongest push up to this point and has completely taken over Saffron! They closed all entrances to the city as well. From what I could gather they are after something in the Silph Co. headquarters, but no one knows what. Team Rocket taking control of the center of most Pokemon related commerce. It's a scary thought. I resolved to try to help oust the criminal organization in any way I could. Currently with no way into the city, that amounts to zero ways. Blocked on almost every side out of Vermillion I located the regional map posted in the Pokemon Center in order to find another way to Celadon City, my next stop. The most promising route seemed to be Silence Bridge.

 

As it turns out there is a massive Pokemon sleeping on the bridge and it can't be woken up by any conventional means know to myself or my Pokemon. It did not respond to Fish's water, Paulette's psychic commands, or Eleanor trying to shake the bridge part. I finally decided to leave it alone and went back to Vermillion City to find another route. I discovered shortly that there is a tunnel that runs between Vermillion and Cerulean City. Once I made it to the home of Kanto's favorite Water-Type Gym Leader I again traveled east to Lavender Town, this time through Rock Tunnel.

 

Rock Tunnel is very dark inside. Like so dark I couldn't see my hand in front of my face. Stepping back outside and over to the handy-dandy Pokemon Center near the entrance I asked a Trainer staying there if there was any form of illumination in the cave. She told me I only had what I took with me. She said that if I was looking to take the tunnel all of the way south to Lavender Town then my best bet would be to teach one of my Pokemon Flash. I asked her where I could learn this mystical luminary technique known as "Flash." She gave me an odd look and said she didn't know of any store that sold the HM, and that she originally received hers from a friend that worked at Silph Co. Curious, I inquired as to whether or not her friend still worked there. She responded that thankfully no, she didn't anymore. I thanked her for her time and bid her farewell. At a loss for how to proceed I called Professor Oak in hopes that he would know of any way I could get ahold of a copy of the Flash HM. He informed me that he had actually purchased a copy for my use, but had neglected to give it to me. He said I would have to return to Pallet Town if I wanted to progress on my journey any further. After a day's worth of hiking cross-country back to where my journey began I came in possession of what I would need to press ever onward.

 

At this point I decided to take a bit of a break after all of the backtracking and paid a visit to my aunt while I was in town. Most of our time was spent making delicious pies and running damage control in the kitchen as my Pokemon tried in vain to help us bake. It was quite the sight. After hours of talking about, well, pretty much everything, I ended up staying the night there. In the morning I left again for Rock Tunnel, but not before stopping by the lab to say hello and goodbye to Charles and the professor.

 

Fast forward to Rock Tunnel. Kevin equipped with the newly acquired Flash technique and myself ready to use one of my friends as a flashlight I entered the cave prepared to take on the world. I discovered that Zubat are probably the most annoying Pokemon in Kanto simply because of their habit of attacking in swarms. But they are just that, an annoyance. Paulette alone was able to rout most groups and what she couldn’t handle Fish and Mahrie were able to take care of. That was about all I would let Mahrie do, though. There were too many Rock-types rolling around in the cave to let her fly around the whole time. Not that there was much room for her to spread her wings in the first place.

 

It’s difficult to keep track of time while underground. Even with Kevin illuminating my path I still managed to get lost.  After what felt like several hours and having reached my twenty-third dead-end in a row, I decided it was time for a nap. I found the driest corner I could find and bedded down with my friends for what I hoped would be a restful sleep. It was not. At first the rumbling from all of the Rock Pokemon in the tunnels kept me awake. After I finally got used to that I was accosted by Zubat nearly every time I managed to drift off. The last straw was when an Onix burst through the cave wall and attacked us in a rage as if we were the ones who disturbed it! Kevin managed to silence the beast quickly with his spores and having had enough of lying on a stone floor I decided to move on. Not too long after that I felt the ground begin to incline and soon I was staring into the noonday sun. Not the smartest idea. A quick trek south and I had made it to Lavender Town, home of Pokemon Tower.

 

I think I’ll visit Pokemon Tower before I leave to Celadon. Pay my respects.

 

PARTY

 

Mahrie - Fearow lvl 29

Eleanor - Dugtrio lvl 28

Oswald - Gloom lvl 28

Kevin - Parasect lvl 27

Fish - Wartortle lvl 32

Paulette - Hypno lvl 29

 

RIP

 

Archibald - Rattata lvl 3

B. White - Mankey lvl 15

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