Naturally, I decided to Nuzlocke it blind, because what could possibly go wrong?
I played about... 30 minutes? of it before taking screenshots, so this will start past the annoying swampy bit at the beginning.
By the way, the first major area was an annoying swampy bit, featuring nothing but poison-types, poison ivy, and a store that sold every healing item except antidotes alongside what can only be described as a level polynomial. That should have been the only warning I needed.
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The starter! Because there are five potential options available.
The first catch, featuring AUTHENTIC GEN 6 POISON WEAKNESSES
And this thing... Which is also poison-weak. Yaaaay.
The region map. By which I mean Regions. Plural. Johto and... Tunod. Where every city and major area is named after sweets.
Speaking of the annoying swampy area...
The next town is on the other side of it, because apparently people in Tunod are hardcore enought to treck through POISON WASTELANDS for their daily commute.
That poison ivy at the bottom? On one hand, lets you bypass most of the trainers in the area. On the other, it poisons your team, before you can buy antidotes.
Bug catchers are the butt of everyone's jokes, and all of the other ones in this hellhole have had level 5-7 early worms, like always.
...This guy did not.
Intimidate is perhaps the best ability anything could ask for in the earlygame.
But of course, the game would not be satisfied until it had left me broken and buried at the bottom of the swamp.
During this match, I proceeded to:
1: Take an ungodly amount of damage
2: Suicide-Paralyze it
3: Take even more damage
I should mention once again that this is the equivalent of Viridian Forest.
But I won!
This would be the perfect spot to rebuild had the hacker not put a cut tree in front of the grass.
Alas, time for whatever gym is in here.
Catch in the city's power plant/grinding den, where everything knows thunder wave.
And an ill-fated attempt at grinding!
One abnormally stressful healing trip later
This line made it all worth it.
This guy is hardcore.
Step 2 of blind, underleveled rebuilding: Talk to everyone and hope they give you free shit.
...Emphasis on that last word.
Back to grinding. Maybe I can Ralts solo or-
Aaand we're done here.