Yooooo what's poppin' my guys and gals, welcome back to another episode of Pokémon FireRed Hard Mode Nuzlocke, before you watch this video make sure you like and subscribe and follow me on Twitter and subscribe to my Twitch and add me on Discord and check out my LinkedIn and ...Real talk though, a few days ago I decided I'd start something new. It's not too dissimilar from other ideas I've seen, but there are a few things different between this and some other Nuzlockes I've seen, so I'm going to have a little preface for what all has been changed. Spoiler: What you might want to know - I'm going to be doing standard Nuzlocke rules, of course. First Pokémon per area, nickname everything, put something in a dead box once it dies. Simple enough. - I scaled the trainers' levels up in such a way that makes it so all of the Champion's Pokémon are just barely level 100, which means I multiplied every trainer Pokémon's level by 1.755 times. That may not sound like too much for some people, but for reference, that makes a Level 20 Pokémon about Level 35, and a Pokémon only has to hit Level 57 for it to become Level 100. This is what's going to make this challenge crazy. - I also did this to most wild Pokémon. The randomizer tool doesn't have the option to do this, so I had to download a ROM hacking tool and manually change the minimum and maximum level you could find every wild Pokémon to its new level. Hopefully this gets the idea across that it was very tedious. I didn't even bother to change some of the water routes' / postgames' wild Pokémon levels because it took a VERY long time for something that didn't matter as much as the main game grass encounters. - I unfortunately wasn't able to scale up gift Pokémon, so the starter is going to be four levels below the rival in the first battle. Yikes. Thankfully the game won't start until I obtain Poke Balls. - As a final touch, I randomized the game while keeping it close to a normal Pokémon game. The starters are a part of a 3-stage family, the rival keeps his starter, everything will be fully evolved starting at Level 35, and all Pokémon both in the wild and from trainers have around the BST of the Pokémon they're replacing. - I'm probably gonna post a Google Drive with the link to this in my next post. I expect most of you to not care, but it takes next to no effort, and if even one person cares then I'd say that's effort put into a good place. Other than that, that's about it though, so let's get started! Spoiler: Part 1 (WARNING-Large Images Inbound) This is going to be the same dialogue-wise, so I'm going to skip it all. I haven't fully played through FRLG yet so I don't know all of the differences between it and the originals, but I'm going to do this all assuming you guys have already played it. I'm sure you all have at least played the originals and will know enough to not get confused. Naming myself Duo because I'm boring. And I'm naming my rival Soup after a good friend of mine. I would have made the obvious unfunny joke and named him "Imbecile," but that doesn't fit unfortunately. Always remember to pick up the Potion from the PC in earlier games! I don't know why they removed this past Gen 3. As of me typing this, I have no idea what's gonna be in here. Can you imagine how great it'd be if I could force my rival to start with Caterpie and I could actually win this fight? It's not gonna matter beyond saving some grinding and money, but still. As much as I love the Zubat line, the early game is going to be absolutely brutal until it learns Bite or Wing Attack. I'll pass. Not bad. I like Torchic more than Zubat for a starter choice, but I'd like to see my last option first. Genuinely cannot remember if I made it so you can evolve things like Seadra that require trade in this game, which means I probably can't. Torchic it is! HOT CHICKS IN YOUR AREA! Click here to join the #1 dating site for incels and scam hunters worldwide! If you're wondering, the names are going to be on this level of stupid for the entire run. ...wait a minute. He took the Zubat, so I can potentially win this. I think at this point he has Leech Life and maybe Supersonic? If so it depends on RNG + how much Scratch can do. Turns out he has Astonish. I Growled him Turn 1. Let's hope this goes well. I got flinched 3 out of 4 times by Astonish. That's the damage my Scratch did. What a shame. I'd like to see you do better when given a Level 5 Pokémon that got flinched 3 out of the 5 turns it was on the field against a Level 9 Pokémon. Smh. Made it to Route 1, so I'm going to grind a bit. I saw the levels for the Pokémon because I manually put them in, and they'll mostly be around 3 to 7, with a very rare 1% Level 9 encounter. This run is going to be stupid. See what I mean? This was my first encounter. Even running from Pokémon has proven very annoying. After every encounter I can't beat, which will be most of them at this point in the game, I'm probably going to have to go heal. I'll spare you all the details and post my next image after I'm done grinding. This is after grinding. One level above my rival's starter, just like how games would normally start if you won the first battle. During the grinding session, I encountered Spearow, Pidgey, Whismur, Surskit, Zubat (lol), Nidoran Male, Hoppip, and Wynaut as the rare Level 9 encounter I mentioned earlier. Thankfully they don't know Counter or Mirror Coat until Level 15, so I was fine. Of the group above, I'd like Nidoran the most, but I only found one of those so it wouldn't surprise me if it was a rare encounter. Surskit would be fun too though. Turns out I randomized the ground items as well? That Fire Stone may be useful for later. Got Oak's Parcel for him, which means I now have Poke Balls. This challenge has officially begun. No idea how long it'll go, I may end up dying at the first gym. Who knows? Anyways, I'll end off this episode here. I'll post another one very soon, so stay tuned!