*Dial Tone* – Mobile Suit Nuzlocke Challenge Weeks 16-17
I must confess I have been a naughty boy this past fortnight and have been totally absorbed by Fire Emblem Awakening instead of my Nuzlocke. You tell yourself each day that you’ll definitely pick up Pokémon later, but all the training and reclassing and shipping characters is so damned addictive that you inevitability reach for the 3DS after a long day at work. But I thought I had better explain this now rather than go three weeks without an update.
So what did I do with the Pokémon since last time? Well, lacking a Pokémon with Fly I had to Surf out of Cinnabar Island to Pallet Town, and thanks to expert use of Super Repel I finally found a Grass type to replace poor, dead Dark in the form of the elusive Tangela! I was very glad to find they still live where they were found way back in Gen 1, unlike a lot of other species. Rotated the underleveled little pile of spaghetti (which I nicknamed Gouf) into the party to train alongside Seravee in case I find myself needing more type coverage and headed back to One Island to train them on the Kindle Road. Unfortunately they’re both still too weak to take on the trainers there alone so progress is slow. Also I’ve hit a snag as I need to teach Rock Smash to advance but can’t decide who to give it to.
There was however one excellent thing that happened this week. While walking through Diglett Cave on my way to Vermilion City I finally, for the first time EVER in a Pokémon game, encountered a shiny! A shiny Diglett with a hilarious blue nose! Wonder of wonders, I simply had to capture it, purely so that I can say that I have done so. What a tremendous rush catching that shiny little lump, I’m guessing you never forget your first!
See you next week! For real this time!