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Gameplay Journal Pokemon Scarlet - Blind Modded Nuzlocke run

Discussion in 'Switch Pokémon Games' started by Jeydis, Nov 18, 2022.

  1. Jeydis

    Jeydis Team Fuecoco lets go!

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    Greetings fellow trainers! I am sure the hype has built up to critical mass for most of you over this game and honestly it has been the same for me. I kept myself from looking anything unofficial up this time around and honestly I am quite happy that they kept most of the new Pokémon under wraps before release because this will let me do something I have not been able to do in a long time, play my first play through truly blind! But that is not all, I will be running this with a bit of risk, I will be running a modified Nuzlocke rules set for this run.

    - Catch 1 Pokémon per differently named map region. Since random encounters are pretty much gone I am allowing myself to pick from what I first see when arriving in the area.
    - Only Pokémon new to Scarlet/Violet can be used. This will include older Pokémon that got new evolutions that I know about (like Girafarig). Now I don't know all of the Pokémon that got new evos this time around so I will just go with what I become aware of as I play.
    - Downed Pokémon will be boxed as soon as possible.
    - No duplicates unless they have a spit evo of some kind.
    - No gift/legendary Pokémon used in combat if at all possible. I honestly love Koraidon but they will be my hang out and transport friend for this and will not be joining battles if I can avoid it.

    Now this is important: I will be revealing images, moves and other data about new Pokémon as I add them to the team. If you dont want spoilers at all for the games and want to enjoy it blind like I am please dont read past this post! I will be spoiler tagging everything so its not seen at first glance if you want to avoid stuff.

    Also please don't post spoilers of things I have yet to see below as that would kinda go against the spirit of this.

    Whew that was a lot to get through, now onto the adventure ahead!
     
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  2. Jeydis

    Jeydis Team Fuecoco lets go!

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    Started off in my mom's lovely home, seriously this place is really nice. Spoke with the visiting director of the fancy school I am heading off too and went into the yard to have some leisure time with the 3 starters before making my choice. Couldnt help but go "awww" when Quaxley headed to the nearby fence facing the ocean first followed by the other 2, that lad has a spirit of adventure! Got to the nearby Cabo Poco home which is honestly pretty impressive looking and met up with the director and a fellow student Nemona. She is really pumped about battling and so am I honestly so I pick my starter Fuecoco, now nicknamed Chipotle and meet her by the beach for our first battle. One tackle fight later, Chipotle and I emerge victorious! She hands us a few goodies and heads out to the first road nearby to show us how to catch Pokémon, I head there after exploring the beach a bit and picking up some items. She instructs me and I catch my first wild Pokémon, a perfect round boy Lechonk. I nickname him Boris (get it?) and our adventure starts proper, training on Poco Path.

    Here is a look at the team after training Boris up and battling my first trainers along the path. (The levels were lower actually I made this well after the fact)
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    So many nooks and crannies in that starter area so I had plenty of time to level up and meet some other new Pokémon. Found a big lizard friend by the beach and offered him the lunch my mom made me which got his energy levels back up. Explored a cave there but I did not see any new gen Pokémon in there so no new catch for now. I accompanied the friendly dragon out and up, avoiding some of the more unfriendly wildlife. Got some story bits as we got over to the quaint little lighthouse for a nice view on the surroundings and the future academy I would be attending. Got myself to the tiny town of Los Platos and learned about the new Pokémon Center stations which I found kind of neat, I especially like TM bot, he's pretty adorable.

    I also noticed as I was leaving town that the area name had changed from Poco Path to South Province, Area 1, that meant it was time for a new buddy to join the team. I literally stumbled over this little lass on my way to a Fidough, he was so short the grass covered him right up. Welcome Spritz the Shroodle, the first not officially revealed 'mon to join the team! We saw its evolution I am quite sure so I cannot wait for her to grow up into the graffiti artist I always wanted to be as a child. I will be using these little icon art until some official art comes out for these unofficial mons just a heads up since they will look a bit different.

    After a bit of leveling around this large area here is the team as we enter the first big city!

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  3. Jeydis

    Jeydis Team Fuecoco lets go!

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    Attended some classes and had some fun exploring the school I proceeded the story forward a ways and after some time got to the big day, the beginning of the Treasure Hunt. Assembling in the courtyard of the school we are instructed to go out into the great big world and find something that we treasure. That is both adorably hopeful and vague, I like it. Now this is when 3 different folks are asking me to help with with things, for this run I will only consider it a win if I get all the badges and the league or equivalent as normal. As I go I will check out the side quests as well but if I find them too be too unsafe I will bail and come back to them later, perhaps in the postgame depending on how it works.

    Looking at my now loaded map I decide to check out both the east and west areas next to the town for some new friends then proceed East to Artazon and taking on the Grass gym since we have both a fire and a poison type and no real issues with grass types so far. So out West we went first to check out the mountainous area first, hung out and did some picnics with the team while looking for a new friend. Pretty far in I spotted a rather funny looking hound. I approached and caught her, nicknamed Jowlene and I have to see she is my favorite new mon so far, I know she is just "my mom's pitbull" but I love that face lol. Explored a bit but decided to fly out to the east side of the city to find another friend.

    This side is more of a rocky series of valleys and tunnels, straight out of a Road Runner episode. I quickly tripped over my next team mate, a blocky little Nacli I nicknamed Saltine. I was surprised to see that they were gendered which seemed unusual for an abstract rock Pokémon. After that I must say I spent like half a day running around the nooks and crannies of this place, training and finding a lot of different items. I also found a sparkly Jigglypuff that was a Water Terra which was neat and a bit scary since water is still tricky for this team atm.

    Proceeded forward after a more elevated area where the Klawfs started spawning, the area seems to be named the same from what I could tell so I did not catch one. I did fight a few and honestly they are a pain in the but with that ability of theirs, to the point that one actually took out Saltine with a crit Rock Tomb. Moving on from our first loss I got the team to the high teen levels and that meant we got a couple of evolutions on our hands, Chipotle and Boris both grew to their next stage which I loved. Chipotle got a lovely fire sombrero which feels on the nose but is very cute tbh and Boris just evolved into sass which is great with me. Once these evolutions were done we trekked into Artazon proper and explored, the town is super pretty and filled with neat art installations by the local gym leader. I peeked behind the town a bit and found that the area name had changed allowing me another capture. I looped around the lovely grassy hill and found an odd pair of mice that I did not expect to be an actual duo. The fight with them was honestly kinda tough, they packed bullet seed and other multi hit move that they hit 4s and 5s on quite a lot. But at last I was able to catch the pesky duo that I nicknamed Brie n Gouda. Sadly they are one level over what I can control right now and with the rest of the team getting close to level 20, I am hard pressed to try out the grass gym and soon.

    That's what I will be doing first thing in the morning I think. Here is the team so far:
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  4. ForgottenLore

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    Very cool. I love your Mastchiff's name. Good luck with your nuzlocke!
     
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  5. Jeydis

    Jeydis Team Fuecoco lets go!

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    Thanks! Glad to see someone is reading this. Very proud of her name, making her my favorite of the team so far even if combat has been a mixed back with her.

    So walked into the grass gym's lobby and was charged with finding 10 depressed Sunflora around the town. I don't know if they look like that in all games but it was pouring rain and night time in mine so it was a bad time to be a Sunflora. Found them all and we stop motioned (I love the jank in this game tbh) our way back to their paddock/growing area and reported my success to the gym receptionist. She guided me to the battlefield to face Brassius, our first gym challenge. Chipotle took down the Petilil and Smoliv without much issue. When it came to the Sudowoodo though, he took a break and was replaced by Boris for a turn to dig and avoid the first Tera attack from this "surprise" grass Pokémon. I saw in the previews that this guy was a Grass type on Terastallizing, what I did not expect was the new move he was packing; Trailblaze which speeds up the user after it hits. This made things tricky for Spritz and the rest of the team to juggle, but after setting up a toxic status with a Poison Fang that helped things go a lot smoother, thank the gods this Sudowoodo can't learn something that boosts its attack that would have been a problem for sure, that boy was zooming by the end of the battle. First badge in hand and a quick selfie with the morose artist and we are off again in search of friends.

    I flew back West to make my way to the bug gym which was meant to be first in the order they were presented. The gym challenge is said to be doable in any order which is nice but it doesnt look like they level adapt to you so good luck if you make your way to a later one in the circle. So back to the western roads I did some offroading to the south to get to another subregion of the Western Province and find myself a new buddy to try and fill up the team. While leaping my way across with Koraidon I accidently landed on a Tera-Scyther that was none too pleased with the incursion and walloped my poor Spritz into the ground with a boosted double-hit. RIP rat lad, you were a champ in my heart and your ratty legacy lives on with the Cheese twins. Reached the new zone after some climbing and found our next party member chilling in a pond, everyone meet Wippor the Paldean Wooper (I couldn't resist the name tbh). Our new friend in tow, we pick-nicked and ate to the memory of Spritz and headed to the Bug gym to let off some steam. Chipotle set fire to all 3 of the lovely ladies Pokémon and probably half the town while he was at it...

    Just past the olive fields the area number changed again so a new capture was available! Climbing along the hill I found the tiniest, most adorable little spicy friend; Rocoto the Capsakid. I also found a couple of sprigs of mint while I was wandering and I was thinking I might change the nature of the cheese twins to Hasty to better suit their learnset. I will wait for a few levels and figure it out then.

    Here is the team as we wander into the eastern desert.
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  6. Jeydis

    Jeydis Team Fuecoco lets go!

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    Whew yeah I kinda binged a bunch yesterday so there is a lot to catch up on and this might be out of order a bit, flew around a lot. Oh and I got my first crash which jumbled things up a bit as I had to re-get my progress since the save was a bit old.

    The team and I wandered the land and picked up lots of neat items. Bit of an evolution montage: Brie N Gouda found a couple of friends and are now a quartet, I found a Fire Stone on the ground which went to Rocoto to become the hilariously villainous Scovilain (so happy to see this type combo at last). I over leveled Jowlene by accident (bad math when giving XP candy) so she is extra rowdy and extra big after evolving and going past lvl 30 so I cant control her without another badge.

    Did a lot of wandering and found some spots where I could capture some new team members so welcome:
    - VSM (If you know you are a champ) the Paldean Tauros, found in the rolling grasslands straight East from the center.
    - Allegro the Flittle, found in a really neat desert area in the western zone.
    - Squish the Tadbulb, found in the swampy area to the South-East.
    - Clanker the Varoom, found on the outskirts of Port Marinada to the West.

    I tried to make my way to the South West to the Psychic gym but I found the levels of the wild Pokémon jumped up a bit to the 40s and the area being blocked by a cavern wall I could not jump past for now. Since it was pretty dangerous I headed back East and higher north, aiming for the Electric gym on the coast. While going back through the eastern side of the map I took some time to take down the Stony Cliff Titan, Klawf. VSM took it down in record time with some Tera boosted Double Kicks and the first sprig of Herba Mystica was ours. One excellent sandwich later my ride or die Koraidon is now able to boost across the countryside at great speeds. Using this speed we bulldozed our way through the first of many Team Star bases, Wippor and VSM trampled over the minions as well as their fiery mistress Mela. She was actually pretty interesting and we left on pretty good terms. Continuing our trek north we had some close calls in training the new team members but we kept everyone alive thankfully and arrived at the gates of Levincia the city by the sea.

    Here is the team after all that training and catching as we are about to enter the gym.
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