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Comic Galar Teen Gijinka [CANCELLED] Stars Aligned: A Pokémon Shield Nuzlocke

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crappy nuzlocke about a girl and her depressed dad

satanicswirlix

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Stars Aligned
A Pokémon Shield Nuzlocke
Date started: June 19, 2019

Introducing the first SwSh nuzlocke, Stars Aligned!

WARNING:
This nuzlocke contains swearing, substance abuse, violence, my terrible sense of humour, slight fanservice, furries, some heavy topics, and a very immoral protagonist.
SUMMARY:
Vivian is a young trainer who has always been eager to participate in the Gym Challenge. Only problem is, with her adoptive sister's constant animosity towards her, she is unable to get a team up and running. That is, until she receives an endorsement from Vincent Redd, a Pikachu gijinka who was recognised as one of Kanto's most prestigious Champions of his time. ...Emphasis on the "was". In the clasp of a disastrous partnership, Vivian and Vincent will embark on a journey of self-discovery as they attempt to become the newest Champions of Galar!

Keep in mind that this is a gijinkalocke, so most of the characters will be humans with Pokémon features. Please note that the prologue was written 5 months prior to the release of Pokémon Shield, so it doesn't really hold up compared to the newer pages.

Updates monthly.

The Rules
  1. Any Pokémon that faints is considered dead, and must be boxed.
  2. As this is a blind run, you may catch whatever you want.
    • Dupes Clause - You may not use the same Pokémon twice, unless it has a split evolutionary line.
    • Shiny Clause - If you find a duplicate that happens to be shiny, you may use it.
    • Gigantamax Clause - If you find a duplicate that can Gigantamax, you may use it.
  3. Nickname all your Pokémon.
  4. Only 2 non-Galarian Pokémon can be used on the team, excluding Galarian forms.
  5. No using healing items during battle - however, held items are allowed. Do not use the box to heal Pokémon.
  6. You may only use the Pokémon Centre once per area. An additional free heal is allowed after any gym battles.
  7. Autosave must be kept on at all times.
  8. Legendary Pokémon are forbidden.
  9. Blacking out means game over.
  10. Gift, event, and traded Pokémon are allowed, provided that they are around the same level as the rest of the team.
  11. No grinding through wild battles, unless it is absolutely necessary.
  12. No candies allowed - unless the teammate is severely underleveled - otherwise, users are losers!
  13. In Gym Battles, you may only use the same amount of Pokémon as your opponent. The rest of your team are allowed to stay in your party for EXP, however, in the case that the battling Pokémon die, the rest of the team may be used.
  14. To prevent the main team from overleveling, a throwaway team can be used for:
    • Pokémon Camp
    • Pokémon Jobs
    • Shiny hunting
    • Max Raid Battles
    • Mass filling the Pokédex
      • However, these throwaways must never be placed on the main team. Seriously, which wanker thought forced EXP Share would be a good idea, when a literal boop on their nose can be enough to trigger an evolution now?! All it took was implementing ONE switch, but NOOOO! Idiots. …Whoops, is this thing still on?
  15. Stan Marnie!

Table of Contents

The Galar-ry

Cameos for Stars Aligned are currently open! Comment here and your character may have a chance to appear in a future page.

Follow Vincent Redd's official Twitter account!

DEVIANTART ⚔ COMIC FURY ⚔ TUMBLR ⚔ TOYHOUSE ⚔ WEBTOONS
 
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Kadew

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Good on you for going and deciding to make something as a response to people being pessimistic about the games! That's a great way to funnel your energy, and good luck with spinning a story out of a game that's not even out yet! Your ambition knows no bounds and I'm all in favor.
 

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Okay can I just say I adore that cover

exemplifying the slightly creepy nature of rabbits with that knife and the flowers? I l o v e

also your art is?? so so good?? omg i love

keep going and keep using this positivity about Sw/Sh for good, I'll be following 😊
 

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Ooo new gijinka run!! With awesome art too!!! Just with the first page you've got me interested- How will this Kanto plot be connected to Galar? What's with the research facility? Also good for you for staying positive while the community is down. Having the plot already written will probably make you really invested in your playthrough a well. Will you have a "if the starter dies the run is over" clause?
 

nuclear-smash

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This e-ghost sleeps until every Nintendo Directs. If they don't announce Kid Icarus: Uprising 2: Underworld Boogaloo, then it goes back to sleep.
The games haven't come out yet and you're already doing a nuzlocke comic of them, this is actually very cool!
Looking forward to more updates, so far looks promising 💜 😃
(Also gotta love that knifey Scorbunny in the cover mmm)
 

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Oh, cool! I love the gijinkas, and I'm happy that someone else is on the positivity train when it comes to SwSh! I'm also wondering how the Kanto plot intersects with the Galar plot. The cover is beautifully drawn with the contrast between the flowers and the knife, while the Scorbunny's expression just nails it.

I'm amazed that you're doing a Galar run already and that you already have a plot down - albeit with future changes.

Keeping an eye on this for sure.
 

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Holy shiz, that art style, yo. I can't even put it into words (perhaps because it's 3 am as I write this), but there's something about the faces in this run, combined with the bright colors. It reminds me of old Flash puzzle games, I suppose—like the ones where you have to put unrelated things together in order to unlock a door. The knife in your scorbunny's hand on the cover doesn't entirely help, lmao. But I guess the point is that there's something almost nostalgic and dream-like in the art so far, and I'm really interested in seeing more of it.

But also, I'm intrigued by the call too. And deeeeefinitely laughing over that wooloo's expression upon being told to shut up. Poor thing. But mostly, I'm intrigued becaaaause there's a definite noir vibe going on. Sure, the comic's bright and cheery so far, but something (perhaps that knife again, or the fact that we've got a badass on the phone right now) tells me that this is gonna get dark and murder-mystery real fast. Maybe.

Finally, props for getting a foot in the Sword/Shield door before everyone else? ;) Looking forward to sometime after November, when gameplay is complete, and more content pops up?
 

satanicswirlix

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Wow, thanks for the replies! I appreciate them! (Let's just hope I format this correctly...)

Good on you for going and deciding to make something as a response to people being pessimistic about the games! That's a great way to funnel your energy, and good luck with spinning a story out of a game that's not even out yet! Your ambition knows no bounds and I'm all in favor.
Every time I look at Twitter, I slowly die a little more inside. But thank you, I hope my nuzlocke is somehow able to make people feel more enthusiastic about the games!
Okay can I just say I adore that cover

exemplifying the slightly creepy nature of rabbits with that knife and the flowers? I l o v e

also your art is?? so so good?? omg i love

keep going and keep using this positivity about Sw/Sh for good, I'll be following 😊
Thank you so much!
Ooo new gijinka run!! With awesome art too!!! Just with the first page you've got me interested- How will this Kanto plot be connected to Galar? What's with the research facility? Also good for you for staying positive while the community is down. Having the plot already written will probably make you really invested in your playthrough a well. Will you have a "if the starter dies the run is over" clause?
Who knows :>

Thank you! I made the bad decision of putting crazy ideas and lore into just the prologue- I hope it doesn't mess up things too badly... As for the starter clause, it depends on how difficult the games are. I'm a bit worried about Dynamax, but I don't want to have to keep resetting the game since I'm going to be nuzlocking blind.
The games haven't come out yet and you're already doing a nuzlocke comic of them, this is actually very cool!
Looking forward to more updates, so far looks promising 💜 😃
(Also gotta love that knifey Scorbunny in the cover mmm)
Thank you! 💗💕
Oh, cool! I love the gijinkas, and I'm happy that someone else is on the positivity train when it comes to SwSh! I'm also wondering how the Kanto plot intersects with the Galar plot. The cover is beautifully drawn with the contrast between the flowers and the knife, while the Scorbunny's expression just nails it.

I'm amazed that you're doing a Galar run already and that you already have a plot down - albeit with future changes.

Keeping an eye on this for sure.
Yes! I hope people soon realise the positive aspects of the game rather than dwelling on the loss of the National Dex. Again, we'll just have to see... (There will probably be more Kanto references in Galar, knowing Pokemon.)

I have a teeny bit of a plot planned besides the prologue, but I'll just keep that in my head until the games come out.
Holy shiz, that art style, yo. I can't even put it into words (perhaps because it's 3 am as I write this), but there's something about the faces in this run, combined with the bright colors. It reminds me of old Flash puzzle games, I suppose—like the ones where you have to put unrelated things together in order to unlock a door. The knife in your scorbunny's hand on the cover doesn't entirely help, lmao. But I guess the point is that there's something almost nostalgic and dream-like in the art so far, and I'm really interested in seeing more of it.

But also, I'm intrigued by the call too. And deeeeefinitely laughing over that wooloo's expression upon being told to shut up. Poor thing. But mostly, I'm intrigued becaaaause there's a definite noir vibe going on. Sure, the comic's bright and cheery so far, but something (perhaps that knife again, or the fact that we've got a badass on the phone right now) tells me that this is gonna get dark and murder-mystery real fast. Maybe.

Finally, props for getting a foot in the Sword/Shield door before everyone else? ;) Looking forward to sometime after November, when gameplay is complete, and more content pops up?
Can't say I can relate, the only Flash games I ever played back in the day were Papa Pizzeria and Poptropica. Personally, the backgrounds remind me of those games with 2D characters on photo-realistic backgrounds- maybe children's books too?

I'm glad you were amused by poor Wooloo! I was actually planning on making a noir/cowboy Nuzlocke prior to this, maybe I can incorporate some elements into this... (Dark themes? In my nuzlocke?! It's more likely than you think.) After the prologue, I'm hoping to somehow have enough information to upload the first page on release date, but I'll most likely wait until the gameplay is done.



Prologue #2 is here! Check it out on:
DeviantArt
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or Webtoons!
 

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BANGS MY TITTIES ON THE WALL AAAA IM SO HAPPY TO SEE YOU AND YOUR RUN HERE I can’t get over your style to this day and gosh I’m still so hyped for this Locke and the latest update is TASTEY
Keep up the good work! And best of luck for the Locke!
Also I love the fact that the limited Dex is just stricter boarder control that’s so freaking funny and smart I love that
 

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I just love your art style here and Wooloo's expression in the update panel is just priceless where the eye is once seen!
 

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Haha I really like that you're turning the outrage over the dex limit into part of the story. Channel that rage into inspiration, something constructive instead!
 

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No worries about Flash games. That is an era that's baaaaasically old af and probably dates me, lmao. Now that you mention it, I can definitely see the influences, especially with the photorealistic elements.

AND UPDATE TIME. Gotta echo Kadew here. The best part of this update is definitely the fact that you incorporated Dexit into your run and used it to torment the second best character here, lmao. I mean, technically, you're also using it to torment the actual best character (that is the cutest "god not this shit again" ngl), but oooooh my god, poor dude. :')
 

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dude if youre a pikachu you have nothing to worry about
 

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this kiddo hasnt even shown up in the comic yet but my guess is that theyre gonna be an emo hot head
 

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Oops, I passed out while writing this. Sorry if the replies come off as brief, it's almost 5am, and I haven't slept properly in a while because of this accursed page.

Anyway, we're finally wrapping up this crusty old man's story, for now. The next few pages will focus on the actual protagonists!

BANGS MY TITTIES ON THE WALL AAAA IM SO HAPPY TO SEE YOU AND YOUR RUN HERE I can’t get over your style to this day and gosh I’m still so hyped for this Locke and the latest update is TASTEY
Keep up the good work! And best of luck for the Locke!
Also I love the fact that the limited Dex is just stricter boarder control that’s so freaking funny and smart I love that
Ayy, good to see you here too! I'm so excited for the games that I've dedicated myself to writing a shitty daily poem until November 15.

Thank you! But I can see that joke being done to death for every future SwSh run, predictably even used as a villain's intention.
I just love your art style here and Wooloo's expression in the update panel is just priceless where the eye is once seen!
Thank you! She ( )_☉)
Haha I really like that you're turning the outrage over the dex limit into part of the story. Channel that rage into inspiration, something constructive instead!
Sometimes you just have to integrate absolutely every minor detail of the games into the plot.
No worries about Flash games. That is an era that's baaaaasically old af and probably dates me, lmao. Now that you mention it, I can definitely see the influences, especially with the photorealistic elements.

AND UPDATE TIME. Gotta echo Kadew here. The best part of this update is definitely the fact that you incorporated Dexit into your run and used it to torment the second best character here, lmao. I mean, technically, you're also using it to torment the actual best character (that is the cutest "god not this shit again" ngl), but oooooh my god, poor dude. :')
I know how trashy this man is, he isn't allowed to be anyone's favourite! I mean I guess he's second best character by default seeing as only two have been introduced so far.

Thank you!
dude if youre a pikachu you have nothing to worry about
Ackchyually, he's a Cosplay Pikachu, which are doomed to be stuck in ORAS for all of eternity.
/slides this under your door

this kiddo hasnt even shown up in the comic yet but my guess is that theyre gonna be an emo hot head
I'm still crying over how pretty this is! Definitely making this my icon when gen 8 spoilers are allowed, it's so nice! Again, thank you so much for drawing my child!

And you've completely nailed the personality, but which fire type starter isn't an emo hothead?



Part 3 of the Prologue is now up! Check it out on:
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Nothing to see here, officer... Just trying to escape my life of being conscripted into contests...
 

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this page gets 10x funnier when you consider that guy is a pikachu, the cheery mascot of pokemon, carrying around a gun, drugs, and looking at porn
also its cool to see a gijinka comic treat pokemon traits as a spectrum, I've def seen ones that have humans but not furries
Thank you for the cameo!!
 

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Well that's quite an inventory our pikachu is packing. That's a pokeflute bong, isn't it. Incredible. And I had to do a double take after reading @mizar 's comment, but yeah, that totally is just an actual arcanine furry man in security, no two ways about it. You've got the full spectrum here, from seemingly humans in that photo to tony the tiger at the airport, what a world, I can't wait to see more of it.
 

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Nothing to see here, officer... Just trying to escape my life of being conscripted into contests...
NOTHING ILLEGAL OR SUSPICIOUS HERE, JUST SMUGGLING MY MEDICATION AND DANGEROUS WEAPON INTO THE REGION...
this page gets 10x funnier when you consider that guy is a pikachu, the cheery mascot of pokemon, carrying around a gun, drugs, and looking at porn
also its cool to see a gijinka comic treat pokemon traits as a spectrum, I've def seen ones that have humans but not furries
Thank you for the cameo!!
I think it's about time The Pokemon Company put Clefairy in the limelight again. And he isn't reading porn, it's just the articles, I swear!
Thank you, and you're welcome! :D
Well that's quite an inventory our pikachu is packing. That's a pokeflute bong, isn't it. Incredible. And I had to do a double take after reading @mizar 's comment, but yeah, that totally is just an actual arcanine furry man in security, no two ways about it. You've got the full spectrum here, from seemingly humans in that photo to tony the tiger at the airport, what a world, I can't wait to see more of it.
As soon as my immature self saw the TCG Pokeflute card, I knew what I had to do.
fgjnvgjfgnv tony the tiger You're right, those are humans! (Well, protag is part Pichu, but still) We got the full spectrum here!
Thank you!

...AND SPEAKING OF SPECTRUMS, here's a spectrum meme I made of the gang, so people can have a bit of an understanding of what they're like!

Here's a reference sheet of that Pikachu, too, since he's clearly my favourite character. :V

-----

Now you're probably wondering why I'm here. Unfortunately, but there's no update this time, instead I bring disappointing news. (At THE worst possible time too, I promise that wasn't intended! 😳)

Hey gamers,

I'll be taking a break off Slice to work on my film for class. It turns out I only have a month to work on it, and I can't keep prioritising my comic over schoolwork.

I'm hoping I'll be able to take some time aside to work on my art, but with how long it takes me to animate, who knows? :(

So, assuming I haven't worked myself to death to finish my film, Slice should return in late September! Not too sure on a final date, maybe I can finish my film before then.

If you're wondering how I'm going to finish the prologue before November (which of course is also exam period), I don't know either, please help me, it'll be school holidays by then, so I should be fine!

Thank you for understanding <3
So yeah, I'm going to be on hiatus for about a month to work on my animation. It's probably for the best, considering new SwSh information will be out by then.

Expect the entire prologue to be released through October. (I'll be fine, I always push myself to finish things before deadlines.)

Thanks again everyone for the support, it really helps keep me going to know that people enjoy this comic! Until then! :D
 

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Huh
Never expected this to be a thing just yet, but it is
And I like how it's going so far
Pikachu gijinka saying "I made their childhood" is great
Pretty funny so far
Though I imagine that things might change once the game actually begins
Anyway can't wait for more
 

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