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Finding Your Roots: A Pokemon Omega Ruby Earthlocke

MouseWithADinosaurTail

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Team Omega
Pokédex No.
47
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1,466
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Snubbville
Nature
Quirky
Pronouns
She/Her
Pokémon Type
Fairy, Flying
Pokédex Entry
She's like a sea urchin. Tough and prickly on the outside, but delicate and easily wounded if hit the wrong way. Please handle gently.
Welcome to Finding Your Roots! This comic is an Omega Ruby earthlocke that is told in the style of a Pokemon Mystery Dungeons story. Meaning, this is a human-less nuzlocke! We're just starting out, but the story is going to be a lot of fun. I hope you all enjoy it!​
Summary: Cedar the mudkip has always been an outcast, but she never let it get her down. Instead of swimming with her peers, she loves to play in the dirt and mud. She wants to be more connected with her ground-type roots, but her tribe only sees themselves as water-types, and everyone she knows sees earth pokemon as silly and useless. Cedar's hopes of meeting like-minded pokemon seem slim, until the day a mysterious desert egg pops up in her village. Upon setting out to bring the egg home, Cedar will embark on a life-changing journey where she'll meet new friends, face villains and hardship, and find roots she never knew she had. 

Rules:
  • Only the first pokemon encountered on each route can be caught.
  • If a pokemon faints, it is dead.
  • Earthlocke: Only rock, ground, and steel-types can be caught and used on the team. Pokemon that will eventually evolve into an earth type can also be caught and used. Pokemon that are caught as an earth-type but will lose their earth typing upon evolution can never evolve. (Ex. nincada -> ninjask)
  • Dupes clause: There are three chances per route to catch an earth pokemon that has not already been caught. 
  • Dud clause: If an earth pokemon is available to catch on a route, there are unlimited chances to encounter it. 
  • A random egg will be received from another trainer to act as a second starter.
  • Shiny clause: Any shiny can be caught at any time, but can only be used if it is an earth type and is the first encounter on the route.
Update Schedule: This comic updates on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays! The comic updates at 3pm EDT on Smackjeeves and will update at any time during the day on the Forums and Deviantart. 
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Book One: Five Thousand Steps
 

cyndakip

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349
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Lilycove City
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Hardy
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they/she
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Part Cyndaquil, part Mudkip, entirely tired.
The Hoenn and PMD games are my absolute favourites, so I'm loving the idea of combining them! Your artstyle is adorable and I'm really excited to see where you go with this!
 

Bug

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Oh this is so cute! I'm always a sucker for unconventional re-telling of nuzlockes. And having your rules catered to suit the story is excellent; I see that ground type rule :3c

I have to ask, though, about the revival rule. It does break one of the standard rules "it faints it dies". We've got a handful of runs that use revival clauses! But it does slot you into Other Adventures instead of FCR. I can slide your thread over with the other OA comic runs, depending on if you wanna keep the rule. Just lemme know!
 

MouseWithADinosaurTail

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She's like a sea urchin. Tough and prickly on the outside, but delicate and easily wounded if hit the wrong way. Please handle gently.
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[quotecyndakip= ]<span class="timespan" title="11:57 AM - Sep 01, 2018">Sep 01, 2018</span>The Hoenn and PMD games are my absolute favourites, so I'm loving the idea of combining them! Your artstyle is adorable and I'm really excited to see where you go with this![/quote]Thank you so much! I'm also a huge Hoenn and PMD fan, so I couldn't resist trying this. I hope you enjoy where the comic goes from here. :D
Bug said:
Oh this is so cute! I'm always a sucker for unconventional re-telling of nuzlockes. And having your rules catered to suit the story is excellent; I see that ground type rule :3c

I have to ask, though, about the revival rule. It does break one of the standard rules "it faints it dies". We've got a handful of runs that use revival clauses! But it does slot you into Other Adventures instead of FCR. I can slide your thread over with the other OA comic runs, depending on if you wanna keep the rule. Just lemme know!
Oh, uh, sorry, I didn't know I was breaking a rule? I know other nuzlockers who post here and use revival rules. It IS still a nuzlocke though, but I'll remove the rule from the original post. I hope you still like the comic anyway!
 

Bug

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oh fuck oh shit my dots...............................................................................................................................
Oh, it's not like some hardcore rule infraction! Just more of an organizational one. I'll absolutely be following!
 

MouseWithADinosaurTail

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She's like a sea urchin. Tough and prickly on the outside, but delicate and easily wounded if hit the wrong way. Please handle gently.
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Sorry, little late updating here. Chapter 1, page 9 is now out!
 
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Darksaphira

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Oh my this is absolutely adorable, I love it! Cedar is absolutely cute, I love the worldbuilding already and the style is sweet and aaaaah. 
I do love myself some stories who differ from the usual game story, you can get soooo creative with comics like that. Keep it up^^
 

MouseWithADinosaurTail

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She's like a sea urchin. Tough and prickly on the outside, but delicate and easily wounded if hit the wrong way. Please handle gently.
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Darksaphira said:
Oh my this is absolutely adorable, I love it! Cedar is absolutely cute, I love the worldbuilding already and the style is sweet and aaaaah. 
I do love myself some stories who differ from the usual game story, you can get soooo creative with comics like that. Keep it up^^
Thank you so much! :D I'm glad you're enjoying it. I hope you like where we go from here on out. 
 

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The Lad Pokemon, Vivace's main powers are photoshop and chatting shit. Manages the unofficial nuzlocke football team.
Seeing Cedar sad is the most heartbreaking thing, even if it's just for a moment! I want to protect her smile, so I'll send positive vibes to you for this run :D
 

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;-;/ you go little kip. Hatch that egg.
 

MouseWithADinosaurTail

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She's like a sea urchin. Tough and prickly on the outside, but delicate and easily wounded if hit the wrong way. Please handle gently.
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Vivace said:
Seeing Cedar sad is the most heartbreaking thing, even if it's just for a moment! I want to protect his smile, so I'll send positive vibes to you for this run :D
A small correction, Cedar is a girl! But thank you for the positive vibes. :D We're gonna need it for the delta episode.
 
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Spectacles

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This is flipping adorable and a fantastic idea. I will be watching. And this is definitely gonna be one of those runs that I reallyyyy don't want to be a nuzlocke because everyone is too adorable to die
 

MouseWithADinosaurTail

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Right on time today. Chapter one, page ten is out! The rival has arrived~
 

Vivace

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Those last two panels are absolute perfection! Briar's become my favourite character so far just like that.
 

MouseWithADinosaurTail

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A little FYR update for you!
 

MouseWithADinosaurTail

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Updating a little early today!
 

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I wonder if the mudkip on the right will come into the story later. Seems he/she isn't so convinced Briar's right. Great update as always!
 

MouseWithADinosaurTail

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Vivace said:
I wonder if the mudkip on the right will come into the story later. Seems he/she isn't so convinced Briar's right. Great update as always!
Thanks, Vivace! :D Your comments are lovely as always. 

And you may have the right idea, keeping an eye on that little spotted kip!
 
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Darksaphira

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Oooh. Poor Cedar don't let them tell you what you can or can't do. Believe in your dreams! :D 
I kinda love the nodding torchic, I'm not even sure why, but it cracks me up^^
 

MouseWithADinosaurTail

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She's like a sea urchin. Tough and prickly on the outside, but delicate and easily wounded if hit the wrong way. Please handle gently.
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Darksaphira said:
Oooh. Poor Cedar don't let them tell you what you can or can't do. Believe in your dreams! :D 
I kinda love the nodding torchic, I'm not even sure why, but it cracks me up^^
Heheh, thank you, I'm glad you like them! Torchics are so fun to draw. :D

Also, here is today's update! 
 

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