Petty takes on the Nuzlocke challenge by playing Leafgreen in Hard Mode! Will her character "Locke" make it to the Elite 4? What does her rival, Gary, want? Will mewtwo destroy her team?
All this and more as the story unfolds!
SEQUEL COMIC: A PETTY NUZLOCKE CHALLENGE: HEARTGOLD EDITION
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The run has ended in-game! All I have left to do is illustrate it all for you guys. :)
Those of you watching my tumblr know what happened to this update earlier-- but it's finally done!
ABOUT THE UPDATE:
The egg thing was actually an in-game event that I didn't know about. I walked up to a guy with BARB in front and he gave the party an egg for max happiness on BARB-- so I thought that was a great plot point. :>
Also, as LEOPOLD said, I was invoking the rule of cool with SPUDS JR. I didn't want the update dragging on, so I made the evolution happen quickly to save everyone the trouble. :)
And since the next update is Mewtwo, have the team's pre-mewtwo stats and movesets!:
Since I've been asked about it: I used an exp share until he was about level 30 and then swap trained using the Vs. Seeker til he was about 50 (I was using the seeker on higher-leveled trainers in Sevii)
After that, i ported all of my team to my Pokemon Colosseum game and ran Mt. Battle continuously until they wee the levels you see (I kept the nuzlocke rules in effect and it was really risky on my part. @__@ I almost lost LULU on Mt. Battle to a wobuffet)
It still took a couple days of gameplay, but I hand-grinded all these pokemon. :)
Bob is right in saying that he doesn't have to enjoy everything in the comics and I can see where he sees that it's sudden. I don't really focus the story on it too much, and I hinted at it really through the comic. I will say that the kiss in the Christmas special is supposed to be the "I love you" confession in the comic. I mean, I personally don't think pokemon would have anything like marriages to us, and I am also going to assume that, like animals in real life, not many mate for life. (SPUDS says in the Q&A that venusaurs do, but the nido family doesn't necessarily)
Also, they talk about their relationship in the Q&A comic, and it's kind of obvious that they took the next step. Again, I tried not to put too much focus on their relationship since I didn't want it to bog down the story too much.
The way I see it is that you can read my run for any reason you want, you can question whatever you want and you can even hate what you want. It's a story, not everyone will like any/all of it and they don't have to. :)
So, Bob, thank you for being honest. <3
And thank you to everyone who was defending the comic too! I've said it before, I never expected the run to be that popular, so it's great that it's gotten fans. <3
About Spuds Jr
Think of it this way guys - she is late into the game and she could possibly have an exp share. That would help immensely for fast leveling
Also some people DO have the patience for grinding. Motivation being rare candy makes stats bad.
I agree with Karmarsi. When I got a low level pokemon late in a game, I took my time raising it. There really are people out there such as I, Petty, and many others who do have patience for grinding and the such. Items such as Exp. Share or even the Macho Brace also come in handy for grinding, so I wouldn't be so shocked that her new team member is already so strong.
That aside, looks like the big moment is coming. I wish the best of luck to Locke and her team.
the only time i ever really use rare candies is when i really want a pokemon to evolve for gym battles and after taking my lvl 19 magicarp out of the daycare so i wouldn't need to grind because i didn't have an exp share
Actually, you can quite easily max your EV's out grinding on low exp valued pokemon. There's an entirely huge thing about which pokemon give what EV's at what rates, over on bulbapedia. Once your EV's are maxed out, you no longer have to worry about rare candies screwing anything up. Further, in gen 1 you could rare candy a pokemon to level cap, grind, put it in a box and take it back out, and it's stats would be fixed to reflect the EV's or whatever they were called back then. In gen 5, stats are no longer calculated upon level up, instead being calculated after each battle, so you never need worry about it. I can't remember right off hand how to force a stat update in gens 3 and 4, but I remember there was a way. Anyway, that's my 2 cents and attempt at destroying the rare candy myth.
Bob, obviously we don't see every waking moment of their lives. Of course they've spent more time together offscreen - you don't go from lvl 5 in Pallet Town to lvl 70 and the Champion in a few days, and you don't do that without getting VERY close to your teammates. So you can't exactly say it's "sudden".
Also, who are you to call it unnecessary? Her Nuzlocke, she can do whatever she wants with it.
I'm excited to see what happens next! I've been a huge fan since day one - or at least very close to it :P
I will defend Bob a little bit here, though. I think Spuds and Barb should have at least...announced their love to each other prior to deciding to get a baby. There was always a will they/won't they feel...and now they have a kid?
ACK but i don't want to sound like that matters too much to me - the run is AMAZING!!! AHH MEWTWO GONNA DIEE
They don't have to announce their love. It's their life, and it DIDN'T come out of no where. Re read the comics, you obviously weren't paying attention, which means you don't really care about this comic.
The romance is an important part of the story, even though you claim it's pointless, so you have only yourself to blame if you get lost with some aspects of the story like Spuds' and Barb's romance because you didn't want to pay attention to it. Anyway stop posting, this crap is probably going to get deleted. Stop questioning little things and just enjoy the comic.
Bob, if you go back to mt. moom where she first caught Barb, there was a point where Spuds protected her. RIGHT then and there. you see she has a crush on him. And since then their relationship has grown stronger.
I didn't even know it was going on until I hopped on to check the comments today and saw it. I figured I better calm everyone down before it got too out of hand (I'm not a fan of flame wars, personally, and this was starting to develop into one.)
Also, I forgot to tell you in the PM, but I got your picture and I looooove it. ; w ; Thank you! <333