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2019 Extravaganza — Promos

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Happy Nuzyear!

Bug

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Team Delta
Pokédex No.
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May 13, 2019
Messages
997
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Rash
Pronouns
he/him
Pokémon Type
Bug, Cute
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oh fuck oh shit my dots...............................................................................................................................
Hey and Howdy, Nuzforums! Welcome one and all to our first Extravaganza on the new forums! We're doing things a little differently this year, and we hope you enjoy it. Have fun, and Happy Nuz Year!​




From January 1st until January 14th the Extravaganza is officially underway! We may finally reflect this year in full for runs updated any time in the year of 2019. Which runs were your favorite? How far did you get this year in your own runs?​

We kick off the Nuzyear with a promotional period to celebrate what we've done this year (and find some new reads). There are just a few rules to keep in mind when you post:​
  • Yes, you can promo yourself! And if you promo someone else you'll get an exclusive 2019 trophy. ;)
    • Do your best to spread the love! If you see one run is getting a lot of promos, share your spotlight with someone else as well. And if you can't think of anyone else, that's okay! You can still share that run you love; the author will love it, too!​
  • There is a size limit on each promotion:
    • Your promo may only be 1000 characters, not including any snippets. Please only choose one kind of snippet! (Not including freebies. Freebies are freebies.)​
    • Limits for snippets include:
      • No more than 250 written words​
      • No more than 1500 tall pixels of comic, alltogether. Please have your images no wider than 800 pixels. (You can use the built in editor to resize your images as needed.)​
      • No more than 4 screenshots with 10 linebreaks, alltogether. (But no more than 250 words)​
      • No more than 30 seconds of video
      • A banner within the signature guidelines is a freebie!​
      • Any amount of fanwork you've done for a run is a freebie! (just spoiler it if you have a lot)​
    • You are limited to 3 promotions in your post, however...​
    • Promote as much as you like on Twitter! Tag your promo as #HappyNuzYear and we'll spread it around for you! (Threads are A-Okay, and please tag it #Nuzlocke if you have some room. ;3c )​
    • Let people know you promo'd them! Tag them! Post in their thread! Post on their wall! Share it in Discord! Have fun with it!​
Also note, this is your window to opt out of participation in the Extravaganza. Please message an available featurer if you would like to opt out so we may place your name on the ineligibility list provided with this year's nomination ballot. If we do not reply with a confirmation, don't feel shy about giving us a nudge. We want you to feel comfortable with the event! Participation in the Extravaganza is not compulsory, but we will need your decision in by the 13th of January so we may release an accurate nomination ballot on time.​



Take some time these two weeks to read up on runs, and reflect on this year! This way you'll have a good idea of who you want to nominate when the ballot drops, and you can spread the love with everyone. Didn't update this year? Didn't read as much as you wanted to? Make and share a resolution for next year.

We hope you enjoy this fresh new start to Extravaganza. We'll be back with Nominations on January the 15th. Happy Nuz Year!​
 

Polymori

A Hot Mess
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Team Delta
Pokédex No.
122
Caught
Jun 21, 2019
Messages
181
Location
Johto
Nature
Quirky
Pronouns
He/Him
Pokémon Type
Electric, Poison
Pokédex Entry
This pokemon has an over-active imagination and creates more stories than any sane person should.
So excited, you have no idea!
Best holiday of the year!

But with that said, here are my promos!


By @Polymori
Pokemon are wondrous creatures.
Creatures that Cassidy no longer wanted anything to do with.
Unfortunately for him, Echo, an over enthusiastic and spiteful little cyndaquil has other plans.
Hypoxia updates every Friday.
There are currently 9 pages out and chapter 1 will wrap up on the 24th!

CW: Abuse (Domestic), Mental Illness, Death, Blood/Violence/Amputation, Transphobia






By @pkmnMasterWheeler
Ash and Pikachu find themselves in a very familiar situation... In fact, haven't I seen this before?
Across the Divide is a Let's Go Pikachu Nuzlocke comic! ...but, this doesn't look like Kanto, what's going on here? Guess you'll just have to read and find out for yourselves!~

Updates every Saturday.
There are currently 12 pages out, but there is plenty more coming along!

CW: Not 100% sure quite yet, but expect some canon typical violence. This is a nuzlocke after all!




 
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mizar

young, dumb, and full of you know ;)
Artist
Team Delta
Pokédex No.
76
Caught
Jun 16, 2019
Messages
246
Location
lost
Nature
Quiet
Pronouns
they/them
Pokémon Type
Dragon
If I make more promos I may edit this later, but for now,
I wanted to promo a comic run that is new this year and I don't see getting a lot of attention on the forum! So I'm going to gush about the things I love about it!

Sunshine by @yepiz

"Tatsu unaware that he has a stolen Pokémon, initiates a journey to procrastinate
while his hospitalized life companion gets better."

Yepiz is a seriously talented cartoonist and this comic is very strong in its characters and story. Sunshine's protagonist, Tatsu, isn't a direct mirror of the Sun and Moon in-game protags, who are also featured in the comic. This being the case, Tatsu's motives are very unique of a nuzlocke comic, and gives him a complicated relationship with his rowlet, Bodoque. Without spoiling anything, the story stays mostly lighthearted and humorous, but keeps things interesting with challenging character dynamics and problems.

This comic has been fairly regularly updating since spring of 2019 and already has a solid amount of pages posted. If you haven't read it, it's worth checking out!



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Okay time for promo #2!! This year I started reading screenshot runs, here's one I enjoyed keeping up with.

Huge Mistake: An Inadvisable Nuzlocke of Pokemon Clover version by @SnackyTheSylph
"This hack replaces most of the characters and dialogue, as well as all of the Pokemon, in FireRed version. It was designed entirely by the Pokemon community of 4chan, localized in their Pokemon board, /vp/, some time in 2014. This version of the hack goes all the way up to the Elite Four, with the post-game update apparently coming Soon[tm]. (it's been 2 years.) Many parts of this hack are ridiculously difficult for no discernible reason, which will make this a challenge to Nuzlocke."

This run wrapped up about a month ago, lasting from August to December. I find Snacky's commentary and screenshots very easy to follow, even though all the pokemon are unfamiliar. They usually give a quick description of each catch, including stat spread and team role. This game is also bloody difficult, and I am amazed that they even managed to complete the run. Their team got wiped at least once, and their were several battles that killed 2 or 3 mons. Being a hack most people would never nuzlocke themselves, it's a good read with lots of strategy and tough (sometimes unfair...) battles.
 
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Winterspheonix

Comic Secret Hoarder
Artist
Team Alpha
Pokédex No.
116
Caught
Jun 20, 2019
Messages
70
Pokémon Type
Flying, Ice
First extravaganza jitters everyone! However, I do wanna do some promotions. (Probably gonna edit a third person here when it comes to me)

By @
SysterSyn
First of all, this is a wild challenge, as SysterSyn literally did both the gameplay and the comic all in one year, which is an insane feat all on its own. However, SysterSyn pushes it even further to try to make this comic as original as they can with their time limit! It may not be as lore heavy, but the characters are charming, the story is fast paced, and the sheer effort taken into this nuzlocke I feel like deserves a mention so Time Ticks On may go on to be a contender!
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This nuzlocke seems to fall under the radar and I need to change that! So let me tell yall about Pocket Space!
Honestly, it has one of the most solid settings for a gijinkalocke with a more lax nature! The character designs above are as charming as all the characters, who we see equal character interactions and screen time! They really do feel like a group of friends out on a digital adventure! Seriously, if you haven't taken a look at it, please do!~ Pocket Space does deserve to at least have a little space to shine~
 
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Uncle Pine

This kills the crab
Screenshotter
Team Omega
Pokédex No.
1197
Caught
Dec 13, 2019
Messages
85
Pokémon Type
Grass, Fairy

Eating a Slowpoke will cost you $1,000,000 but eating the rich is free and allows you to give that leftover $1,000,000 to people who won't spend it on vanity projects and not paying their taxes. Really makes you think, doesn't it?
If you thought that every conceivable way to take snarky potshots at Johto had already been explored but hadn't considered the possibility of coupling it with passionate and heartfelt stabs at the very notion of Capitalism and its far-reaching tendrils, then TOUSDRPPCN:SE is the run for you!
Re-exploring the allegedly Perfect Crystal, @alan smithee will fight to truly turn Johto in the most perfect of all possible regions with the power of Socialism and spot-on nicknames.

In a world devoid of people, reminiscent of the various Mystery Dungeon in both themes and painstaking attention to details, the best of Hoenn starters a little Mudkip embarks on a journey that'll make everyone look at Hoenn in a brand new way.
Join Mouse every Tuesday to explore a new page of this heartwarmingly awesome adventure.
 

Bowser's Family Vacation

Johto League Champion
Writer
Team Delta
Pokédex No.
301
Caught
Jul 1, 2019
Messages
1,132
Nature
Rash
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She/her
Pokémon Type
Dragon, Cool
Pokédex Entry
"Am I Mario's babysitter? Are you going to call me every time that guy blows his nose, or what?"
It’s the most wonderful time of the year~ Happy new year and happy new decade, Nuzlocke Forums! To those who are experiencing this season on the forums for the first time, welcome! For those who have witnessed the Extravaganza in all its glory before, strap in, folks, because the new forums have given us a lot of new friends (not to mention all the new toys to play with as content creators).


TerrytheTeryx’s Pokemon world is distinctive, blending elements of modernity (smartphones, schools, etc.) with questions of how a world with so many different types of creatures living within it is accessible.

Accessibility is a major theme, because as much as this is a story about a couple of kids with the same dream as everyone else, joining a Challenge Team, our protagonists are not like everyone else.


Charlie can't detect the weather. Milo is practically blind. In the prologue of the comic, Charlie outlines their “only hope”: evolution.


Spoiler alert: That doesn’t work. Because TerrytheTeryx is too smart for a cure narrative. Her goal of representation is clearly outlined.

TerrytheTeryx said:
Each character in the comic will represent a typically underrepresented disability/neurodivergence.
This crew may be a bit different from everyone else, but they have the power of their own pouvoir.


And are learning how they can make it greater than the sum of its parts.

As the teacher droned on, pacing at the front of the classroom, Charlie slipped a book in between her textbook. The Treecko released a sigh she knew she was holding carefully, like an Igglybuff floating down, not too quickly, or it'd be too loud, but not so slowly as to have it be blown away. Her brother, Milo, twitched. She whispered to her brother. "After class." The Totodile nodded subtly, his glassy eyes resuming tracking the splash of color of the teacher's uniform.

Yes, after class, the siblings would pour over the book together. "What do you think was in that parcel?" Milo would ask, and the duo would launch into speculation. Maybe it was a letter, from an old friend of the professor! Perhaps it was a secret item, used to combat the schemes of the evil team! Or maybe... Just maybe... Information about the egg Team Revival would deliver years later! In the stories of the teams, everything was connected. The professor gave the Master Ball you used to defeat the evil team leader. The rival that taunted you from right out the door had you back in the ambush. The friends you made became your family. Your family became your greatest challengers.

Charlie could imagine it, even now. Professor Birch handing them the key to saving the world, Blake at their side, fending off the bad guys together; the Pouvoir reaching its zenith with paws, hands, claws united; Dad facing the team down, a proud smile on his face.

But despite everything, she still couldn't see it. Because she can't see the storms coming. And Milo can't see her out of arm's reach.

She and her brother... They're not like Team Yellow or Team Revival or Team ACT or Team Charm. The bell rings; the wave of students swells. Charlie closes her book. But they'll make their own story.


by @cyndakip

The Phoenix is unique because it is a sequel (to a run you may recognize from last year’s extravaganza, The Scientist). Since the events of that run, Tessa has grown a lot: She has become Champion, landed an adult job, and cleared her best friend’s partner’s name.

But as the title’s namesake implies, conflict has been reborn.

And Tessa doesn’t have her old team of battle-hardened veterans. She has a new team. They’re young, they’re misfits…

cyndakip said:
I force myself to not look away from him, to not seek comfort in the eyes of my team, my innocent team who doesn't even know what's going on.

[...]

It's a startling realization, suddenly knowing that you're willing to die for someone. Sure, you can think it in times of peace, understand that you'd give up your life to save those you care about, but in practice, you mostly just panic. For once, I'm not panicking. I don't care if I make it out of here alive. All that matters is protecting my team, who's done so much to protect me. I won't see them butchered in the name of a god who doesn't even want it. No one will see it, if there's anything I can do about it.
But most of all, they’re hers.

And Tessa’s new world doesn’t exist in isolation. Her friends (Pokemon team included) only live a mountain range away. On one hand, that means that the Tessa Linden of The Phoenix has a much larger support group than the Tessa Linden of The Scientist. On the other hand, though, with a returning threat with its sights set squarely on her in blinding rage, she has a lot more to protect….

What will be reborn with her and what will burn away? Watch the transformation on Wednesdays.


Ashes To Ashes is a non-linear, anime-inspired reflection about one girl's journey to save her father —and the world. Part pandemic fic, part re-imagining of Ash Ketchum’s own journey, Ashes To Ashes is full of mirrors: complex characters being further complicated by parallels. The kindness of Ashley is a reflection of her father. Ash’s Pikachu almost died in the same way as Ashley’s Pikachu, Buddy. Ash’s Pikachu has the same regional origin as a Pokemon who replaces Buddy on the team. The same Legendary Pokemon chooses Ash and his daughter as their Emissary. Ashley and Buddy are not the only Pokemon chosen by Legendary Pokemon on their team.

These mirrors are reinforced and re-interpreted across time. While most of the narrative takes place using the past tense, this story is an exhibition of a historical event. As such, occasionally, there will be jumps to the present tense, as information is re-contextualized.

Bowser’s Family Vacation said:
“It is not my place to interfere with my Emissaries’ journeys.”

This is what we worship. “Is that why my Papa is still suffering who knows where? Because you don’t want to get yourself dirty?”

Ho-Oh stole away the colors as they disappeared. Nothing for their so-called Emissary. Nothing for the people who revere them. Nothing for those who didn’t deserve it.

If I was never clean again, they never were.
Including the presence of one broken mirror….

Bowser’s Family Vacation said:
The hands fell, the faint, distinctive buzz of a Thunder Wave permeating the air. The panic pushed me onwards. I needed to see now. I needed to see what damage I had done.
 
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Krisantyne

oh no
Artist
Team Delta
Pokédex No.
655
Caught
Aug 10, 2019
Messages
149
Location
A Jar of Olives
Nature
Calm
Pronouns
she
Pokémon Type
Water
Pokédex Entry
This Pokémon clings to Sharpedo and shares in its prosperity. When its Sharpedo is attacked, Krisantyne will fight alongside it!
Picking just 3 things to promote is hard, but here we go!
I made some collages from panels that I think are very representative of each of the comics. Enjoy!



by @TwistedEerie

It all comes together.
Penumbra is a Moon Nuzlocke about an awkward emo kid and his mean but levelheaded owl uhh I mean about a masterfully crafted world of mysteries that keep you on the edge of your seat as the protagonist's forgotten past comes together glimpse by glimpse! The comic's other strong points are the expressive and colorful art that's just perfect for Alola, and the absurd humor that hits you like a ton of bricks every time. Oh, and also the deaths will tear your heart to shreds, so that's nice too!​




by @Winterspheonix

It came as quick as it started, like a shock to a system, spreading so quickly and silenced just as fast.
It twists and corrupts until it is a distorted mirror, until one dares to face it all.

What can I say, I like mysterious stories! One year ago, something happened that caused a great loss to the protagonist and changed the world. Computers are dangerous now, and so are Electric and Steel type Pokémon. As Tala and her friends set our on their journey, the cities in Sinnoh have started to recover, but there are threats looming outside of them that create a wonderfully eerie atmosphere. ​
Besides the intriguing story elements, this is also a randomized run, so it will be especially exciting to see what Pokémon we will meet in the story!​





by @Jutopa

Jutopa's Blue Challenge/Nuzlocke follows Pokémon trainer Jutopa across the Kanto region in his quest for proving someone wrong. Along the way, he will find out more about himself, his friends, as well as his enemies and rivals in order to become a complete person. God might or might not try to destroy the planet in the process, but that's secondary.
Jutopa's Blue Challenge is a long-running long-time favourite of mine! The comic is full of emotion, battle action and a multitude of wacky characters that are sure to make to laugh and cry. I swear at the high points you can hear epic anime music playing in your head!
The most impressive part about the comic is the progression from the not-so-serious beginning to the incredibly well planned and professional looking current state where you can see that everything is a cohesive whole and things are coming together. Jutopa is already very far into the story, so if you check it out, you can expect to see lots of epic payoff!​

 

Erberor

The Wiggle Stabber
Writer
Team Omega
Pokédex No.
184
Caught
Jun 30, 2019
Messages
110
Location
Somewhere, Probably
Nature
Quiet
Pronouns
He
Pokémon Type
Psychic, Rock
Pokédex Entry
Exercise extreme caution: May stab in the feels and wiggle the knife.

…I started to cry. I just… It was what I needed to hear. I cried into Selene’s shoulder for a few minutes as I felt… better. It was like the gates of my heart just opened, and everything came crashing out, leaving me… calm.

“If there’s anyone that knows about regret, it’s me.” Selene said. “The thing is… It’s in the past. You set right what you can, you learn from it… And you keep moving forward. And you seem like the type to keep going no matter what."

...I… I don’t deserve these people. Somehow I’ve managed to find some of the kindest people in the world, and they… They care, they care, they care. And what do I offer them? A nigh-insurmountable quest flinging them headlong into danger? Silence? A little help around camp? What do I do that-

I… I forgave her. And that… that was enough.

Maybe this isn’t about what I deserve… Thinking about it now… What have I ever really gotten that I “deserved”? My mother's love? The ability to read? No… I think… I think it’s about kindness. It’s about… caring for each other. Like I was there for Selene last week… She was there for me tonight. We didn’t do it because we thought the other had “earned” it. We did it… because we care.

…I think that’s kind of beautiful.
Centuries ago, the world broke. In a catastrophic event known only as “The Calamity”, the world was brought to its knees, and mankind as it was known was destroyed by the very beasts they once called companions. Now all that remains are the Kindred, corrupted fragments of humanity, striving for survival in a world teeming with monsters.

Valna did not wish to be a hero. She, like so many others, only wanted to survive. Nonetheless, in following new friends, she becomes embroiled in a quest to seek the Wellspring, save the Kindred, and inherit the future of her broken world.

All That We Are is a story about hope in darkness. It follows the journal of Valna, a Dustox Kindred with an unusual gift… she can read. And in the ruins of a medieval world, that talent is truly rare. It is a story about tragedy, and a story about rising above it.

So come and see this incredible journey through the infamous Blaze Black, and the trials, wonders, and nightmares along the way.




Are you looking for a different sort of nuzlocke? Something interesting and new? Well, allow me to present @Whozawhatcha ’s Ghost in the Machine.

This story begins with a bit of trivia: what do YOU think the worst job in the pokemon world is?

I can certainly think of a few. A garbage man? Garbage sucks, no matter what. How about a shit scooper? Maybe construction workers, pulling all nighters to repair gyms. That would suck, but at least construction workers get amenities and overtime to make up for it. Or a roadkill collector. That's a job everyone wants. I hope you don't have a pachirisu as a pet, because you're gonna be picking up their flat pancakes all the time.

But no. Certainly, all of these jobs suck. The worst job in the world?

Well. Pokemon battling is pretty barbaric, in my humble opinion. After all, someone's gotta clean up all your mauled, disemboweled pokemon when you muck it up at a gym battle.

The job in question is a cremator. A mortician. An undertaker, if you will. My name is Josephine Ebele, and I get to cremate dead pokemon bodies for shit pay.
Ghost in the Machine is, as you might be able to tell, a very unique run. It has a wonderfully… raw, sort of style to it that puts you right into the wonderful, deeply emotional action of Josey’s miserable life let Josey sleep. Whoza is very good at making you feel for their characters, and those emotions are raw and real, and hit deep.

This story is something unto its own, and is certainly worth checking out, so head on over and join us in screaming at Whoza to just let Josey be happy please.

 

WildfireWhim

Conqueror of the Cerulean Gym
Artist
Pokédex No.
629
Caught
Aug 4, 2019
Messages
13
oh boy only picking three is REALLY HARD there are so many good nuzlockes out there!!


Primal Silver is 22 whole pages of really intriguing plot, great art, and endearing characters!! It follows an apathetic cyndaquil gijinka Nikolai as he takes on the league challenge in a world where people can suddenly catch a zombie like disease that causes them to turn 'primal'! It will have you laughing and keep you on the edge of your seat!!




Severance is a comic that is currently 9 pages long and it has a lot of interesting world building so far! It takes it's time getting started, but the buildup looks like it's shaping up to definitely be worth the wait! The rule set is INTENSE and the way that it's been incorporated into the comic is already interesting and I'm sure it'll continue to be so!





by @mizar
Rainbow tour is a new comic with 11 pages and it's already shaping up to be a really interesting story! The comic has beautiful colours and backgrounds and the characters are just as interesting! The story so far, follows Phoebe and her mysterious and silent eevee as they roadtrip across Kanto with Phoebe's sister Eva. What can I say I'm a sucker for road trip stories.
 

TheTRUEgge

Ethos is okay, actually
Artist
Team Alpha
Pokédex No.
450
Caught
Jul 9, 2019
Messages
983
Location
Good Question
Nature
Quiet
Pronouns
She/Her
Pokémon Type
Fire, Fairy
Pokédex Entry
This Pokémon has too many ideas for their own good.
Shilling both my things first seems weird so I'm gonna start with a different thing!


By @Master Bryss
Master Bryss has done a couple of runs featuring an absurdly complex and difficult ruleset, and this is the most recent in his series. For it, he wrote a very... comprehensive... set of rules that effectively turns Pokemon battling into a completely new system! Along with the unique rules, Game of Chance White 2.0 features plenty of entertaining characters, including a protagonist who would really like it if she never had to deal with a plot hook ever again. We'll see how that goes for her. It's a blast to read, and the rules, while difficult to understand at first, are explained over the course of the story.



by @TheTRUEgge
Sunlocke has been my main project for nearly three years now (I began work on it six months before the first page went live), and the momentum has kept up for nearly that entire stretch. It follows Ann, a human girl who woke up on the shores of Alola one day with no memory of how she got there. And oh, right, Pokemon didn't exist in the world where Ann grew up, that's weird. She's currently adventuring around Alola, trying to figure out what to do with her life. In 2019, I posted everything from Page 78 to Page 129 , which is 51 pages! Dang. Read if you enjoy shy birbs, outgoing birds, book birbs... there are a lot of birbs.



By @TheTRUEgge
Benji's Lucky Platinum is a Nuzlocke through Platinum, as told by a little kid's short diary entries. On the surface, it's simple enough, but there's a mysterious undercut of plot suggesting that something is amiss...
 

JavierE64

Masks are so 2016!!! But don´t forget to wear one
Writer
Team Alpha
Pokédex No.
310
Caught
Jul 1, 2019
Messages
563
Location
Perú
Nature
Modest
Pronouns
He/Him
Pokémon Type
Grass, Water
Pokédex Entry
The Master of both Light and Darkness; who loves the Violent and Dramatic, and the Fun and Adorable.
This is the First Extravaganza I participated, so why not Cut my teeth by promoting these awesome runs.





The First Entry in the Secrets of Aetherai Series, this Fantasy Let´s Go Eevee Storylocke stars the title character called Rocket, now known as the Eeveetar, and his friends as they traverse the Region of Gatto on an epic quest to save their homeland. All while having fun, and singing wonderful songs.

This may sound a tad generic, but this Run is a prime example of amazing World Building, and an Immersive Lore.
It truly knows how to engage you, as a new part of the land and it´s history gets revealed with every new Chapter.

One can clearly see the author´s passion for the project on every single paragraph written, such as this one:

"So Ori is... real?"

As real as you and Me.

"Then why doesn't He stop the wraiths?"

Stop them? He's sent champion after champion after them. Eeveetar after Eeveetar. But none of them stood firm to the end. Eureka stared down at the forest floor, several feet below them. Ori doesn't do EVERYTHING for His creatures. If they never faced challenges, they'd never grow. He'll do what they cannot do, He'll help them with what they try to do, but He won't do what they refuse to do.

"So... He's like a parent?"

He is the Father of Dimensions. So yes. A divine, inscrutable Parent, but still a Parent. Eureka looked up at Jet and blinked. None of the Eeveetars he sent were ever completely defeated by outside forces, Jet. They all CHOSE to abandon their mission. They thought it was too hard, or too dangerous, or too inconvenient. And for that, all of Gatto has suffered.

"So you think Rocket will be different?"

For all our sakes... I hope so.



This White 2 Storylocke, that I never heard of, is tale of survival; After a war involving the Legendary has caused the extinction of the Human Race, A Snivy called Sebastian, alongside a group of other Pokemon, must survived the damaged region of Unova, by any means necessary.

This series is more of a character-driven story; There´s no big overarching plot, everything is driven by how each Pokemon responds to this extreme situation, and how they decide to act upon it and make the best out of this chaos.

Here´s a quote from a recent chapter that I´m personally proud of.

Their point of view was clearly very black and white, and completely distorted by those traumatic experiences. Vanessa was having a headache with all of those statements. The Scolipede knew their point of view was flawed, as she recalls all her experiences with the group. Sebastian and his friends did a lot of bad things on their adventures, but it was in order to survive, and never with ill intents. She knew they were good people, who were unlucky enough to live in a bad world. If the circumstances were different, all of her new friends’ could´ve done things differently.

Espeon got tired of this insolence, and started attacking Vanessa with his psychic attacks. But the Scolipede just dodge them, and headed towards him, and the Umbreon. I don´t agree with your opinion at all. The Megapede Pokemon was walking very slowly. You see, you can´t just judge people by how they look, or the things they did. The other members were astonished to hear their partner being so vocal about her ideals.

For instance, you two may belief to act like good Pokemon. But in reality, you both are the most repulsive individuals I ever had the disgrace of meeting.





Going strong since 2012, First Summer is a Amazing Comic set on the Fan made Game Rijon Adventures

This one is the classic story of a trainer travelling the region to compete in the Pokemon League; Our protagonist Sara and her team are so lovable, and have the personalities and intriguing backstory to keep you engaged.

However, the thing that I love the most of this Comic, are the visuals: All the character designs are flawless, and all the landscapes and environment presents are truly a thing of beauty. And is even better after seeing how the art constantly evolves as time goes on.

I really recommend reading this amazing run.
 
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yepiz

Conqueror of the Saffron Gym
Artist
Pokédex No.
311
Caught
Jul 1, 2019
Messages
79
Location
Route 9 (Alola)
Pokémon Type
Normal
Pokédex Entry
Often lost in thought
This is my first time in a Extravaganza-related post and I’m pretty excited to promo some runs! I’ll edit this post as soon as my english proofreader approves my writing haha.



Unovarsity: a Pokemon White2 Nuzlocke by @spelonberry

Unovarsity is a four panel PKMN White 2 nuzcomic which is lead by Nate, a freshman student who’s trying to save the Winter 2019 Semester and also he's trying to become a PKMN champion as his brother. Are both tasks possible? I don’t know for sure! But Nate is training and teaching his PKMN team to go through all those hellish exams and brutal gym leaders through Unova. He's is even willing to drop a course if one of his pokémon fails... that's why we should support his studies!



Spelonberry's adventure is full of university jokes and crude humor you can relate as a student and/or PKMN gamer.
 
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snooze

stylish but illegal
Artist
Team Alpha
Pokédex No.
48
Caught
Jun 15, 2019
Messages
36
Location
kalos
Nature
Naive
Pronouns
she/her
Pokémon Type
Bug, Fairy
Pokédex Entry
it lurks in dark caves to focus on its work, venturing outside only when encouraged to by its wife

oh i really love this addition to the ganza!! even tho it’s gonna be super hard to pick just 3 runs to promo o|-< so in usual snooze fashion this is a wip that i’ll edit with new runs as i make up my mind haha


by @StarofFire
Aether is an XY gijinkalocke set in a 1980’s-inspired Kalos where strange rifts are opening up all over - and it’s the job of our protagonists Tomoe and Kallisto to find out why and close them. The run is on its second chapter, but it already has a ton of mystery and intrigue. The rifts are an incredibly fresh take on the gym challenge, and the relationship between Tomoe and Kallisto is as interesting as it is complicated. If you want a comic with a unique world, interesting character dynamics, and charming art check it out!


by @Yuriakashu
Nuzlocke S3 is a long-running soulsilver comic that really comes into its own in both style and writing in a beautiful way! The story follows Yule, a boy who doesn't know how to catch pokemon - meaning he has to rely on others to gift them to him for his team (aka a giftlocke!) - and from that premise the comic does a stellar job of interweaving the actual gameplay into the story in a way that both feels honest and inventive. The artwork is super unique and relies on stark lines and shapes that perfectly compliment the often very stark and unforgiving journey Yule finds himself on. And boy, there are some harsh moments where this style truly, truly shines. So, if you want a run with a unique premise and an even more unique (and wonderfully-crafted) story, I can't rec S3 enough.

 
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Pcaara

Conqueror of the Fuchsia Gym
Artist
Pokédex No.
371
Caught
Jul 4, 2019
Messages
62
Pokémon Type
Water, Dark, Dragon, Fighting, Ground, Cool, Cute, Tough, ???
Ooooo, this is exciting! Been meaning to show some love to all the nuzlocke's i've been engrossed in, but now I have an actual format to abide by haha. Gonna keep this spot warm until I have all my mentions together and ready to post, if that's alright!
 

pinkshellos

Black Lives Matter !!
Artist
Team Delta
Pokédex No.
1220
Caught
Dec 23, 2019
Messages
258
Location
Hoenn Route 120
Nature
Calm
Pronouns
she/her
Pokémon Type
Bug, Flying
Pokédex Entry
A timid Pokémon typically found in groups. The only thing that motivates her more than companionship is food.
I’ve really liked reading all these promos so far! Now I’ve got a long list of new runs to read! I did notice that only a few screenshot runs got promo’d, so I’m dropping in two more that I really like:

I can see foreverrrr!
What.

Has she ever been hit with confusion?
If she has, I can’t remember the last time it happened.
Time for a sleepover!
Erm, Flame Wheel?

Kanto Quest is a casual screenshot storylocke, following the protagonist Jon as he travels all over the region to fill in his Pokédex and collect the eight gym badges. Where this run really shines is vibrant characters and narration. You’ll grow attached to each and every unique Pokémon that Jon meets, which is quite a lot of them, if all the full pages of his Pokédex are any indication! (Without spoilers, Iris, Beck, and Ava are some of my favorites.)

i love how totally normal and not randomized this run is. it would really suck if, somehow, the pokemon got all scrambled or something, you know? i just feel like that would really put a damper on this fun pokemon quest

There’s really only one way to describe this run - hilarious the whole way through. Irony and dry, witty commentary make it super enjoyable to read. Also, since it’s definitely not randomized, you totally don’t get to see unique and underrated Pokémon in action. Totally not — this is an entirely normal and legal run of Heartgold. And I did not steal those jokes right out of k80’s commentary.​
 

Master Bryss

zd zd
Hacker
Screenshotter
Team Alpha
Pokédex No.
85
Caught
Jun 16, 2019
Messages
300
Location
Scotland
Nature
Quirky
Pronouns
he/him
Pokémon Type
Poison, Steel
Pokédex Entry
Their body is made of an intricate and interconnected weave of their own puns.
People can draw and colours are nice, same as every year. Here's some pixels.

Violet is the Best Colour by @Rhyder

VitBC is a run of Pokemon Stigma, a mostly unknown hake that is... an experience to play and watch, to say the least. It's a good thing that Rhyder is game for a laugh, even if that laugh comes out of fits of 'why this, game?', because she's going to need that skill as she bravely and successfully welds original plot to the bonkers ride that is the plot of the hack itself. A compelling experience.

Game of Chance But In Red by some weirdo in a half-mask
GoCbiR is the run I did instead of planning for my own wedding (I'm good at priorities). In it, a girl refuses to take administrative bias lying down and leaves her fate in the hands of playing cards. Apart from some stuff at the very end, it's actually accessible to people who haven't read anything else I've done before and features some nail-biters of Chance Battles. And also I actually finished it in the year I started it. Give it a whirl.
 

Zero

Jet's Black Nuzlocke
Artist
Team Delta
Pokédex No.
51
Caught
Jun 15, 2019
Messages
240
Location
In front of the Computer
Nature
Lax
Pronouns
she/her/it
Pokémon Type
Fire, Bug
Pokédex Entry
It is born asleep, and it dies asleep. All its movements are apparently no more than the results of it tossing and turning in its dreams.
Okay, if you haven't read Carrotchipper's For Victory, what are you doing? This comic finished in 2019, literally a few months after I discovered it for the first time, and it had been an absolute joy to read through.

My favorite panel:

https://sta.sh%2F04cup46zjeb
Delightful art style, fast paced comedy, meaningful character arcs. I love this analysis Mouse did on it. For Victory for the win this ganza go check it out!
 

PurpleEyedGuma

21st Century Schizoid Mon
Writer
Team Omega
Pokédex No.
883
Caught
Oct 9, 2019
Messages
464
Pronouns
They / Them


Solstice is a Nuzlocke run of Pokemon Mystery Dungeon: Gates to Infinity by @MouseWithADinosaurTail. Ever since the Pokemon world lost its sun, its inhabitants have lived in endless darkness and despair. Catrin, an Oshawott of the Church of the Sun, prophesizes that a Savior will come and bring the sun back, if in vain. But said Savior does come— Elaine, a human turned into a Tepig and thrust into the Pokemon world. The two go about meeting new friendly Pokemon to help them out— and non-friendly Pokemon that want them dead— while growing to understand each other better. Solstice adapts the plot of Gates to Infinity into a gritty fantasy setting, and every PMD fan should consider reading it.
 
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SysterSyn

The almighty dingo
Artist
Team Delta
Pokédex No.
102
Caught
Jun 18, 2019
Messages
95
Location
The deepest darkest depths of the fridge
Nature
Quirky
Pronouns
she/her
Pokémon Type
Dark, Dragon
Pokédex Entry
It possesses only one singular braincell, which it uses to bully fictional characters and write comics about it.
ok i've been forgetting to do this for over a week now i'm so sorry

Anyway, I don't have time for a long gushing message unfortunately, but I promise I'm certainly capable of it.
Narrowing it down to just three runs was difficult because I read a lotta stuff and there are so many talented people out there- but in the end I decided to go with these .
They're all just starting out but are showing a lot of potential already, and I had great fun reading them
Please check them out~
<3 <3 <3

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Black Plague by RastyRat



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Flame of Mystery by Anike469



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Zweeblocke by Zweeb
(Please update your cover I'm begging you ksdjfhkjsdf)

 

jadethestone

Conqueror of the Vermillion Gym
Team Delta
Pokédex No.
244
Caught
Jul 1, 2019
Messages
24
Nature
Quirky
Pronouns
she/her
Pokémon Type
Grass, Ghost
This seems like fun! I like the idea of taking time to promo nuzlockes before the extravaganza!
I just feel bad that I haven't picked up many new nuzlockes recently. I'm a bit out of the loop.
But here are my three:


"Will really isn't interested in becoming a Pokemon trainer and would rather become an artist instead. However, due to her rare ability to speak to Pokemon, her parents and Professor Elm get the wrong idea and believe that she is destined to be a Pokemon Master. Will ends up finding herself paired up with a fun-loving Totodile named Liberty who wants to be the first Pokemon Pokemon League Champion. And so their adventure begins... "​

This one is my own comic. I update every Sunday on deviantart and am currently updating a backlog of the comic here. There are currently 5 chapters up on the forums. I've been writing this comic consistently for over 5 years and have had a lot of enjoyment making it. I hope you enjoy it as well.


https://nuzlockeforums.com/forum/index.php?threads/a-silly-lillielocke.1931/
"A short story revolving around Lillie's misadventures in Kanto based on my silly imagination of my ongoing FireRed Gameplay
Story takes place after Pokémon Sun Moon, and will be set on Kanto years after Red/Leaf has beaten the league. "​

This is a nice, light story that brings a smile to my face with every page. It has a charming art style and an eclectic cast of characters. If you want a more light-hearted break from heavy, mature nuzlockes, this is a good one to read. It's got great humor and some interesting takes on the Poke-lore. I love Lillie as our main character, and I want to root for her on every page. Come root for Lillie along with me and go read "A Silly Lillielocke"!​




https://nuzlockeforums.com/forum/index.php?threads/wringlocke-a-gijinka-crystal-comic.80/#post-780667


Wringlocke by @Umberoff
"a comic about dumb teens, complicated friendships, and the constant impeding dread of giant hell monsters.

mostly dumb teens though."​

I've been a longtime reader of this nuzlocke and it's one that I always have to promo every chance I get. The art is experimental and inspiring, and so full of life and atmosphere. It's largely the look of the comic that draws you in. And then it's the story and characters that keep you there. It's one of those special comics where the characters just feel so human. I will always recommend reading Wringlocke - it's one of my absolute favorite nuzlocke comics out there.​
 
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