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Team Sinister's story begins here. A nuzlocke run of Beta 5 of Pokemon Dark Energy.

SinisterHoodedFigure

Pokemon Kaizo Romhacker
Pokédex No.
602
Caught
Jul 31, 2019
Messages
3
Nature
Serious
Pokémon Type
Dark, Psychic
Pokédex Entry
A sinister creature who corrupts your childhood games, with cruel, unforgiving obstacles of life. Old fashioned.
Welcome to all who dare lay witness to the most evil nuzlocker in the world. And I sound like a total edgelord.

For those who don't know, I am the creative mastermind behind Pokemon Blue Kaizo, along with two sequels Crystal Kaizo and Emerald Kaizo.
Those are Super Hard Mode romhacks designed to push people to their creative limits. They either sink or swim.

A bit of a sadist and masochist myself, I also "attempted" to "fix" the infamous yet popular hack, Pokemon Dark Rising. Called Pokemon Dark Rising Kaizo.
I did so as a personal dare: Upgrade the difficulty, play through it, see if it could be accepted, as part of an experiment, and practice for Pokemon Emerald Kaizo.

Surprisingly, this hack is played more than Emerald Kaizo, with interesting results. It is an anomoly that, it is considered "easier," yet no one nuzlocked it at the moment.
You can feel free to question my faulty logic in the comments of a run of another Dark Hack.

This romhack, Pokemon Dark Energy, is a rare Pokemon Silver RPG hack, that has been in the works for about a decade, mostly as a one man project by Miksy91, who made Crystal World. He has come a long way since then. Pokemon Dark Energy is still an ongoing project, and I am currently nuzlocking Beta 5, but I'll make posts of my video run on this forum. With a bit of a summary, and impressions. Instead of the typical plot of fighting gyms and an Elite 4, there are sidequests to be done, and a main plot to go along.

Nuzlocke Rules:
Nickname clause
Wild Pokemon per Area clause
Fainting clause
Shiny Clause
Giftmons clause
Simulation Prize Clause
Unwinnable Battle Clause
If I wipe, then the nuzlocke is over.

Episode 1: Beta 5 Bad Guys Intro.


Summary:
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There was a crisis that impacted the region of Suden, several years ago. The only clues to that crisis are the Five Elemental Orbs. They have been researched and investigated by many scientists throughout the years. Three years before the main story, a backer named Mr. Burton has been visited by a mysterious man named Maxime. He has proposed that the Elemental Orbs are real, and would be worth investigating, if Mr. Burton can provide Maxime funds. Suspicious, Mr. Burton declines, until he had second thoughts...

Pleased, Maxime lays the groundwork for an organization dedicated to searching for the elemental orbs, using funds to hire enough manpower, and for unknown reasons.

Three years later, a criminal organization came into prominence, known as Team Darkness. Not to be mistaken for Dark Rising or Darkness thugs, these guys are better funded.

We begin our adventure, as our magical talking eevee wants to come along. Eevee in Pokemon Dark Energy is very special in this hack, as we'll eventually discover. So begins the quest to do enough enlisting for yet another shady organization, this time, of Pokemon.

We'll call this, Team Sinister, and head to the Capitol's University.
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Let me know what you guys think in the comments. I will continue posting more videos as I go along, hopefully a weekly basis.
 
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SinisterHoodedFigure

Pokemon Kaizo Romhacker
Pokédex No.
602
Caught
Jul 31, 2019
Messages
3
Nature
Serious
Pokémon Type
Dark, Psychic
Pokédex Entry
A sinister creature who corrupts your childhood games, with cruel, unforgiving obstacles of life. Old fashioned.
  • Thread Starter Thread Starter
  • #2
This run seems rather lonesome without comments. I know this is a freshly new nuzlocke from SinisterHoodedFigure... all I can say is starting out something new really sucks. That is why no one wants to start new things.

Episode 2: University Is Boring

Summary:
Graveyard Shifts are not kind to Security Guards, so in the middle of the night, I catch the guard asleep. Unfortunately the gate is locked. I certainly hope he doesn't sleep during the day. Going across the desk to forcefeed an Energy Tab to a sleeping guard will wake anyone up, and he opens the gate. Look at the video to find out where to get the Energy Tab.

Afterwards, I enter the Capital of Suden, the largest city in the region. It has it all, a strange cave of a Wizard, A Department Store known as the Big Shoe, a Gym, a lake, and a University. The Department Store is closed, I can't even fish in the lake, the Wizard does not want to see anyone, I feel under-equipped to face the gym. It is easy to get lost, as a little girl certainly did.

Searching through the big city, I help the lost girl out by bringing her home. This gives me the Running Shoes. Miksy91 actually implemented running shoes as a nice feature. Words cannot describe how good that feels, so check out the video.

Although the Department Store is closed, there is another mart that sells more basic items, like Poke Balls and Potions. I decide against potions, because I don't have much to spend.

So I head to my old University. I look around, quietly looking for any available items, before I meed up with my University Professor Moe.
I also meet up with one of my classmates, Oscar, and we recieve our mission.

Professor Moe's archeologists in East Suden has found a writing on the wall that discusses the Elemental Orbs. This leads to clues about The Crisis. Our destination is Rocky Mountain, which is a long long way. Looking at the map, the Captial is on the west side of West Suden, so our journey is a long one. He gives us a Pokedex to help catalog pokemon we catch, including the ones we already have.

We receive Professor Moe's Item Package from the Mart, and we run into another of our Classmates, Roland. Roland is starting off his own Pokemon adventure, and with that, we encounter our route Pokemon, Weedle.
 

SinisterHoodedFigure

Pokemon Kaizo Romhacker
Pokédex No.
602
Caught
Jul 31, 2019
Messages
3
Nature
Serious
Pokémon Type
Dark, Psychic
Pokédex Entry
A sinister creature who corrupts your childhood games, with cruel, unforgiving obstacles of life. Old fashioned.
  • Thread Starter Thread Starter
  • #3
Episode 3: Deadly Simulations


In this episode, I show off a risky place to grind in the Pokemon Center, known as the Battle Simulators.
The reason why is because beating a certain level in the Battle Simulators nets you Battle Points, or BP.
On every floor in any Pokemon Center, you can exchange your BP for prizes; Pokemon, TMs, a secret item, and a Sidequest trick.
With that, here are the prizes:
First 3 screens, Pokemon Prizes:
Magikarp: 20BP
Ditto: 60BP
Abra: 90BP
Togepi: 175BP
Smoochum: 450BP
Magby: 500BP
Elekid: 550BP
Pichu: 2500BP (What?!)
Eevee: 4000BP

Last 2 screens, Pokemon Prizes:
TM14 - Blizzard : 15000BP
TM25 - Thunder : 15500BP
TM38 - Fire Blast : 16000BP
TM15 - Hyper Beam: 12500BP
TM29 - Psychic: 13500BP
SNORLAX: 20000BP
LAPRAS: 22500BP
???? - Secret Item: 150000BP
??? - Sidequest Secret: 500000BP

My nuzlocke policy is that each city has a giftmon as a prize from the battle simulator that I can get. One per Pokemon Center. I will choose carefully which one I can include on the team. Most of them, if chosen correctly, can be very strong additions thanks to good movesets. But there are duds to be mindful of. Eevee is an interesting one if I want another eeveelution on the team, which I may or may not do.

The Battle simulators has 4 difficulty levels.
Novice (Lv ~9)
Mediocre (Lv ~18)
Pro (Lv ~32)
Supreme (Lv ~50)

Even the novice level can be challenging, because there are 3-4 seeds within each, that randomizes the trainer.
There is the Top seed, which has the best stats, AI, moves, and higher level than indicated. Their weakest pokemon is higher leveled than the indicated levels. They give out the most BP points as well. This is important because you do pay a fee to engage in such battles, so it cannot be completely abused. If you lose, you lose. If I survive the game, I will show off some more.

Because there is another secret about the difficulty levels later on, but it goes above and beyond the normal game, if you are looking for the Ultimate final battle to end off your beta.

Spinarak needs to be fixed though. And with the grinidng, I get enough BP, and choose my Pokemon for this city.
It is an Abra, always a top threat in any Gen 2 game, especially with elemental punches. And it does evolve eventually into Alakazam in the game, as we approach past level 43. (Evolves at level 45).

I will offscreen grind Abra up into Kadabra, since being stuck with Teleport is not a good thing. Afterwards I will take on the gym in the Capital.

No deaths so far:
Pokemon Caught:
Eevee, Bulbasaur, Hoothoot, Beedrill, and Abra.
 

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