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Pokémon Journal Ultra Biker - Riding out in the Sun

Discussion in '3DS Pokémon Games' started by Jeydis, Nov 24, 2017.

  1. Jeydis

    Jeydis Team Azure

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    Hello everyone! Jeydis here again with another themed nuzlocke run. I told myself I would finish my Mysterious Moon run before starting another but I could not resist getting ultra moon when it hit (I toughed out about 2 days.) Also this will be a blind run of Ultra Sun with only very minimal spoilers.

    I chose the trainer class myself this time as a bit of a tribute to my late father, an avid motorcycle fan.

    Also keeping the starter this time since it suits my types so well.

    NOTE: Comments are very welcome!

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    PS: I promise to finish the run this time :D
     
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  2. Jeydis

    Jeydis Team Azure

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    A nice peaceful start so far. Expanded the team a bit, I was very happy to see Inkay around the beach area of route 1. I love cuttlefish ^_^

    Here is the team now!
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  3. Jeydis

    Jeydis Team Azure

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    Didn't get a whole lot of time to play today sadly but a bit of progress! I beat Ilima pretty nicely with Meowth (thank you technician Fake out!) and did not have to risk anyone too much which was great. Did a bit of leveling around town then went off to Route 2 and made myself a heckin' new friend in Jessy the Ekans!

    This run is shaping up to have all of my favorite animals in it. Cats, Snakes, Cuttlefish, good start for sure!

    Note: Mesmer is a bit of an all-star right now with her Swagger/Foul play.

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  4. Jeydis

    Jeydis Team Azure

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    Doing the writing only for now, team sheet update tonight.
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    I played quite a bit this weekend, lot's of travel time to get to my other geeky activities. I did some leveling on route 2 before facing the Totem Pokémon in the Verdant caverns, went into the caves proper after getting some supplies and cleared out the Yungoos from the place. Grumpy did short work of the team Skull battle. The totem battle itself was not as bad as I expected, I feel like the totem Gumshoos is less aggressive than the totem Raticate I am used to from moon. Started the fight off with Jessy the Ekans to lower it's damage with intimidate and poison it as well. Swapped to Mesmer and tanked with Reflect and foul played the big mongoose down. I return to the caverns to capture myself a Zubat that I nickname Zoomer. Sadly it was not meant to be and Zoomer was KOd shortly after while trying to train him. Typical of my last runs whenever I get a Zubat in the early levels. X_X

    Z-crystal in hand I headed out to the upper part of the island and found myself a new buddy in the northern patch of grass. A Mankey that I nicknamed Fury (seems appropriate), side note: I love that Mankeys still don't show a mouth when fed in Pokémon Amie. Finished up the trainers along the route while getting Fury up to level. Now the only trainer left was the Ace trainer on the end of route 3, the Roost enthusiast. Fearing for my team since these "defeat the other trainers on this route" guys are typically a pain in the arse in Moon, I went to Bulbapedia to review his team/levels. Nothing too bad, his Butterfree was a bit scary since I have two team members that cannot take a Silver Wind but I figured Jessy could tank it well enough. Sadly I was wrong, after a tough fight I came out of there with one less friend. Jessy fell to a crit Silver Wind (no boosts) early on, the only reason I did not wipe out right then and there is that the AI seemed to glitch out a bit and just used Roost over and over again (even at full) after that first KO. Against all odds Fury the Mankey took the bad bug down with a long series of Critting Fury Swipes.

    The team now gets ready for the biggest challenge yet, the Kahuna fight.

    I trained and trained, fearing facing such a big weakness for my team already. Especially with the Fighting Z move looming. Got everyone to about lvl 19 or so, focusing especially on Mesmer since that Reflect will be imperative. I heal up and stock up on potions and head to the village, head held high but hands shaking.

    Off to a good start, Machop is dispatched without too much issue fire fanged out by a newly evolved Brimstone. Makuhita takes a bit longer thanks to that HP and Thick Fat, he goes down but I am forced to switch when Crabrawler comes out since Brimstone took multiple Sand Attacks. I bring out Mesmer and take a power up punch, no Z-Power yet. Reflect goes up, just in time to defend against a Z-Powered Power Up punch. Potion up, take another Power up Punch and start to worry. With it's attack upped twice this crab is starting to really hurt. I try to take it down with some Psywave spams but I come up short, Hala uses a Super Potion on Crabrawler and it takes out Mesmer. We are now at 5xAtk from punches and I am super weary of a Team KO. I toss out Brimstone and pray to the RNG gods that I can get a burn off of Fire Fang. I get half my wish and get a flinch. Take another swing and sadly no burn, no flinch. Brimstone goes down in one shot from the beastly crustacean.

    Down to two Fury the Mankey and Grumpy the freshly evolved A-Persian (thanks Roto-Loto). Crabrawler is down to about half.

    I go for broke and bring in Grumpy. Fake out hits and crits which makes me whoop with joy. He is to about a 1/3 now and I have a speed advantage. I go for broke with a Fury Swipes since Bite get's resisted and I don't dare hope for a flinch. Fury Swipe hits once, twice and crits on the third. Bringing down the monster at last.

    The team is down to two but all the major challenges of the first island are done at last. I collect my Z-Crystal as well as other rewards including the Tauros page!

    This opens up 2 new potential catches in the Ten Carat area. I chose to split the zone into the cave and the outdoors since the encounter lists are so different for each. I find myself two new friends, a Sableye from the caverns, nicknamed Hel after the Norse Goddess and a Machop in the outdoor area that I call Silva after the famous MMA family.

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  5. Jeydis

    Jeydis Team Azure

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    *grinding is happening, I have not played much so nothing much to report*
     
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    Jeydis Team Azure

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    *zombie groan* I have not had much time to play lately but I finished grinding at least!

    I sadly lost Sly in my battle against Hau, he was so close to evolution too :/ poor little fuzzball.

    Current team:
    > Hel the Sableye lvl. 22
    > Grumpy the A.Persian lvl 21
    > Fury the Mankey lvl 20
    > Silva the Machop lvl 20
    > Chandra the Eevee lvl 1 the future Flareon

    Needless to say, fairy types scare me. I reallllly need a poison type but this area of the game is fresh out of those sadly. That is part of the reason that I took the eevee egg. I told myself no gift Pokémon but my goodness this is a long stretch with nothing to catch. Since it is not especially OP or fast growing I decided to make an exception for the egg.
     
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    Jeydis Team Azure

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    Moved forward a bit to the entrance of Brooklet Hill, clearing out the trainers along the way. Chandra is now level 20 and abusing Work Up quite a bit so that has been fun.

    Feeling pretty confident I headed into Brooklet Hill proper, expecting to be able to catch something before the trial like in S/M, sadly I learned they changed the location of the trial gates and no capture can be done before the trial is cleared. I took my chances and headed into the trial. All goes well against the WishiWashi but the first snag occurs when I encounter the pods of Dewpider in the second pond. Since it started raining their bubblebeams are hitting really hard. Attempted to salvage the fight but I still had to take a loss.

    RIP Silva the Machop :(

    Left the trial area (thank goodness they let you) and I resumed grinding.

    Team as it is:
    > Chandra the Eevee lvl. 21
    > Grumpy the APersian lvl. 23
    > Fury the Mankey lvl.22
    > Hel the Sableye lvl. 25

    Trying to get my hands on a Crabrawler on Route 5 but the bugger is being elusive.
     
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    Jeydis Team Azure

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    TIME TRAVEL!!!!

    Not really but honestly I cannot backtrack in my feeble mind far enough to detail everything so we are doing a bit of a time skip.

    Last accomplishment:
    Just cleared the Grass Trial with surprising ease, thank goodness for x4 resists to that solar blade. Putting Haka and Dazzle to level.

    Current Team:

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  9. Jeydis

    Jeydis Team Azure

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    Still grinding for the Rock trial, not taking any chances on a Kahuna trial, I recall how it went on my last nuzlocke.

    Olivia fight went off without a hitch! Oddly enough she never dropped her Z move so that helped. Next stop, the beach!

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    Woah when did you get a shiny caterpie? Also, the graveyard tho.

    I really like the way you formatted the team sheet. Both the sheet and the team look really good!
     
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    Jeydis Team Azure

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    Yeah it has been a rough run, played during very distracted periods which made the graveyard quite full. Got the caterpie right before the Water trial when I was SOS training on them. Very cute trophy mon.

    Thank you for posting, really helps motivate me to keep going if people are having a look. Glad you like the template! Took a while to settle on a design I liked for the boxes and placement.
     
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