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[INACTIVE]Pokémon Mystery Dungeons & Dragonites

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So, after completing KingdomHearts 3D I booted up my old PMD Blue game and restarted. So... I'mma nuzlocke it. I have too many Nuzlockes going anyway so why not throw another on top of it.

Rules:
  • Faint, they die. No Reviver Seeds [exception rule 1.2]
  • Starter and Partner have extra lives, where the 'recruited' Pokémon ARE those lives. If Starter or Partner faint, 4th slot member MUST be released, then 3rd slot. If it goes past this; game over.
  • Reviver Seeds can be stored for use on annoying as hell escort missions. In which case, only bringing Starter and Partner. Only the escorted is exception to the rule.
  • Only recruit the first available in each area.
  • Legendaries are exception to this rule because why not. I never use legends anyway.
  • Dupes clause!
  • Shiny clau
    ... aww
Think that's all the rules done. Please if I've missed anything vital/you think should be a rule in a PMD Nuzlocke, do tell me and I'll amend.
Prologue: You're here! Look below.

Stohana/Hana - Torchic
Nature: Sassy
Trait: Quick tempered


Theronna - Treecko
Nature: Hasty
Trait: Often lost in thought
Nobody!
Nobody!

Trésius - Magnemite
Nature: Quirky
Trait: Impetuous and silly


Hichia - Tyrogue


Relisia - Rattata


Scatzia - Sentret
Where am I?

Am I dreaming this?

I feel a pleasant breeze.

... I hear a voice from somewhere...

I wonder who is i- bloody hell that’s my leg!

This whole thing began on a plain and boring night. University lectures finished for the day, three and a half hours of my Thursday gone, but of course it’s going to good use... or at least that’s what I tell the side of my brain crying out for sleep. But Thursday did bring one good thing about it; D&D Night! I was still a beginner, but the people there did make me feel welcome, and already my little half-elf Fighter was gaining a name for herself in our little group. Maybe not a good name with my horrible rolling skills which caused me to leap through the air in a kick, completely miss a skeleton, and clock our Paladin in the face, but a name none-the-less. And so, with bag slung over my shoulder, I made my way from my room out my little block of flats on campus, and made my way over to one of the seminar rooms that the societies often commandeered for such events as this. I strolled in juggling my dice and the brand new little figurine I spent 5 hours painting to perfection to represent my character. I took my seat just a few away from our Dungeon Master, having comrades sit either side of me. “Stohana stands at the ready!” I cried out excitedly calling my character’s name as I placed the figure inside the tavern along with the others.

“And hopefully not booting people in the face this time,” A pretty pinked haired girl to my right said through laughs whilst she played with the neckline of her yellow, orange and red waved summer dress. Our healer of the group; Graceora, a cleric. Named simply after the player, Grace. A girl everyone would expect to be a cheerleader or... I dunno, I don’t really pay much attention to the other societies outside of my own. But she’s this tall, semi-athletically built girl, bright green eyes hidden behind metal thread rimming glasses.

“Yeah, good job our healer was good enough,” Sat to my other side was our Paladin, Devin. Both the player and his character, because he obviously didn’t have much imagination. He was, in no other ways of putting it, the typical ‘geek’ stereotype; slightly overweight, messy black hair, thick rimmed glasses, and the slight odour of... sweat. Yeah, still not comfortable being near him when it’s a busy area.

“Settle down champions,” Our DM, Jake, as usual was taking his role a little too seriously. I’d seen him briefly around campus, but during these sessions it was very difficult to see anything about him clearly thanks to the overly large black cloak he wore to seem menacing, only furthered along by his insistence on wearing a wooden ‘voodoo mask’ which I’ll admit, looks pretty damn amazing, if not creepy.

There were of course more of us, but we were often split into groups and the groups would take turns with their actions, and very often were in different areas of the game completely. Grace and Devin were just partnered with me. As Jake sat back once all the players were sat, as per usual the lights went out. Little known... it wasn’t meant to happen. There were the hushed tones of voices ringing in my ears, gradually being overlapped by white noise.

Until nothing.

... And then somebody was standing on me.
 
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PMD and D&D references? Hell yes and hell yes. You have my attention.
 
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Mystery Dungeon can be hard to nuzlocke, but at least you didn't decide to nuzlocke Explorers.

Good luck!
 
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Mystery Dungeon can be hard to nuzlocke, but at least you didn't decide to nuzlocke Explorers.

Good luck!
Why, is that actually harder?
 
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Yes. Temporal Tower is nigh impossible without a ton of Reviver Seeds, what with all the Porygon2, Porygon-Z and Bronzong, the latter being threatening because of Trick Room and the former because of broken Agility + Discharge. Oh, and there are high rates of encountering monster houses in Temporal Spire, and you can only bring you and your partner with no other recruits allowed. At the top, you face Dialga with triple-digit HP and Wonder Orb immunity, with a Dragon-type STAB move that hits everything in the room (Roar of Time) and can reliably 2-shot or 1-shot you or your partner, since evolution for plot characters isn't allowed.

Oh, and the levelling system in Explorers is just terrible, to the point where it isn't worth it to grind to the point where you could feasibly get through there without Reviver Seeds.

Thankfully, the other mystery dungeon games can be nuzlocked without too much difficulty.
 
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Yes. Temporal Tower is nigh impossible without a ton of Reviver Seeds, what with all the Porygon2, Porygon-Z and Bronzong, the latter being threatening because of Trick Room and the former because of broken Agility + Discharge. Oh, and there are high rates of encountering monster houses in Temporal Spire, and you can only bring you and your partner with no other recruits allowed. At the top, you face Dialga with triple-digit HP and Wonder Orb immunity, with a Dragon-type STAB move that hits everything in the room (Roar of Time) and can reliably 2-shot or 1-shot you or your partner, since evolution for plot characters isn't allowed.

Oh, and the levelling system in Explorers is just terrible, to the point where it isn't worth it to grind to the point where you could feasibly get through there without Reviver Seeds.

Thankfully, the other mystery dungeon games can be nuzlocked without too much difficulty.
... uh... huh. Been awhile since I've played the Explorers ones so honestly couldn't remember, though I did also play with a semi-bulky team who could clear rooms and take hits fairly well.

*scratches off potentially expanding into Explorers of Sky upon possible completion*

Well just as reference, ingame (playing right now) I've just saved the two Magnemite so... yeah not much issue there. I'll probably have the first bit out tomorrow anyway, where my starter and partner are exposed.
 
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I lied.

But seriously, uni stuff got me a little busy and I ended up actually rewritting the first chapter because I found when I started the 2nd, it was way too boring to read, so I've essentially condensed the first parts of the PMD story (the boring stuff) into one, which included 'OMG I'm a Pokémon -> Butterfree's OMG -> Magnemites get sucked in first time and are all good to enter next time -> Skarmory being a dick.
So! Here's part 1!

Slowly my eyes awakened to the blinding light of the sun just glaring down upon me, piercing through the tiny cracks in the leaves of the trees surrounding the area. I tried to bring my hand up to shield my eyes from the intense light. I felt my arm twitch, but it didn’t enter my gaze. Try as I might, I had no shield from the light but my eye lids, and I felt so utterly drained, that simply rolling over felt like my body would burst into flames. Through squinted eyes, I did my best just to try and make out any features in the limited range of vision. But trees all look the same to me.

“Hello?” A soft voice said as another’s face suddenly came into view, leaning over me so I was staring back at them upside down, now finally able to open my eyes. But it was certainly not what I expected to see. Looking down at me were two huge emerald tinted eyes, tilted nearly upon the creatures sides, but just barely turned inwards so they had a good forwards range. The skin looked smooth, but the light from above shone in just the way that the tiny bumps formed by scales overlapping one another were clear. And then my brain actually turned on. And I shouted.

“Holy fuck it’s a Treecko!” I kicked at my legs, surprised then by how much strength seemed to suddenly be in my legs, as the force carried me up. I’d have landed upon my feet, if not falling face first back into the dirt, if my head didn’t slam right into the Treecko’s.

“Ouch! Geez, watch the pecker,” The Treecko said as she stumbled back, rubbing a dimple left in her forehead by something. “Freakin’ Torchics are all crazy,” I kicked up again; less strength controlled this time, and righted myself onto my feet. I was given the brief glance of tiny little sandy coloured talon toes. “What’re you doing out here anyway?” The Treecko was speaking to me, but I was lost in my own mind, staring down at my feet. A slight wiggle of my arms, and I saw the flicker of feathers on either sides of my peripheral vision. I turned each way quickly, seeing the stubby, but fluffy, wings shaking. A little ways away, I saw a pond, and immediately ran to it. Falling to my knees, I leant over the pond. And there staring back at me was this young Torchic. But not the kind I was used to from my video games. Where I’d expected orange, the feathers coating my body were slightly redder than I’d ever seen. “... Ok fine! I hope a Tyrantrum comes along an-“

“S-Somebody!” The Treecko’s comment was interrupted by the cry for help, the both of us looking up to see a Butterfree, a gorgeously silky winged butterfly with a bright purple body, large red eyes like a radar, and stubby blue hands to rival my wings. She was darting in and out of trees, as one by one, the trees collapsed around her. From where though, neither I nor Treecko could see. “P-Please h-h-help!” The Butterfree cried again, having noticed us and flying out in our direction. Shortly following was the source of the falling trees. I had to shield my eyes at first at the sudden glare of light reflected of pure metal, only briefly seeing the crimson eyes of the attacker as they flew ever closer and over, sweeping me up in the updraft. I was carried off my feet and tossed into the water, able to identify the attacker as they swooped and circled overhead. A Skarmory.

Back below, Butterfree was being tended to by Treecko who was offering them a place to rest with some line of defence for the metallic bird overhead. “Hey! Whatever your name is,” The Treecko yelled, clearly not for the Skarmory, so obviously for me. I carefully climbed my way out of the pool of water, and instinctively took in a deep breath. I felt the burning hot sensation all over, eyes very briefly clouded as the water literally evaporated right from my body, drying me instantly. “We’re useless against that thing so... could kinda use a hand!”

“B-But... I-I’m not... I’m not meant to be a Torchic! I-I... I was human!” I cried right back, carefully watching the Skarmory fly and gain momentum.

“... Ok yeah funny story. Just Flamethrower their ass!”

“N-No seriously! I-I can’t!” I argued, fear just welling up inside.

“Bah, useless! Torchic are always so damn useless,” Treecko was clearly frustrated, taking on a defensive position as Skarmory was turning back in our direction. The steel coated bird tucked in its wings, becoming little more than a living bullet hurtling down upon us. Or Treecko to be more precise. I was no threat I guessed. Fine by me.

Treecko expertly dodged though, using the tiny feet to propel herself up just enough to twirl to avoid being hit, yet as the wing unfurled, Treecko planted the suctioned hands upon the cold metal surface of the bird’s back, and was instantly carted off. Butterfree was crying out in terror, flying side to side in a swift manner, clearly unsure what to actually do. I looked around, saw nobody else, and saw the panicking Butterfree, the Treecko hanging on for dear life, the Skarmory obviously amused by the simplest thing of torment. And I felt like something snapped in me, “Leave... them. Alone!” I cried, feeling all the anger that suddenly washed over me at seeing the snarky face of the Skarmory, and although I couldn’t disguise my shock, fiery pellets burst through my new small beak. At first I was completely off target, but as I continued to exhale I carefully turned so the fire bullets would create a wall of fire for the Skarmory going too fast to not fly right into it. I closed my mouth as Skarmory crashed into the fire I left hurtling through the air, right as Treecko jumped from its back, holding her arms out wide as a green glow went about both her and the Skarmory, and any tiredness or injury looking miraculously healed. Although not hurt too much, the Skarmory didn’t bother to retaliate, just simply flew off over the nearby mountains. I immediately calmed, but as I looked around I saw the Butterfree flutter off back though the clearing of eviscerated trees, whilst the Treecko was still standing at the ready. It took her a few minutes to sigh and drop her arms.

“... thanks for the help there,” She muttered, eyes still staring off into the horizon only briefly more before turning and near glaring right at me, “But act a little faster next time,” I felt anger quickly rising at the comment, the Treecko wiping her brow and strolling over towards me, “For a Torchic you’re not that bad a person I don’t think,” Anger was still rising. “Listen... I’m starting what we around here call a Rescue Team. We work to fight the bad Pokémon and protect innocents like that Butterfree. I’d... y’know... not turn you down if you wanted to join me,”

“Why would I want to join an arrogant, stuck up little gecko like you!” I just screamed right back, feeling the fire, I didn’t know if it was metaphorical fire or actual fire. And yet it seemed to melt as the Treecko cracked a smile before a short laugh,

“Because... I could use someone with a little fire in their belly,”

“That some kinda wisecrack?!” And the Treecko just laughed some more.

“Well, now I think about it, yeah it was,” She just smirked at me. Strange was, I felt a little calmer. “And... if you really are ‘human’, I guess you’ve not got a place to go. Come back to my home camp, you can at least get a nights rest. You look exhausted,” She didn’t even wait for an answer, just turned and began walking off down the dirt road. I still felt a little upset, but they were right; I had no home here.

We walked together a good hour without so much as a word. The sun was rapidly setting and the cool twilight hour breeze just felt good blowing against my down. Eventually though the silence was broken, my feet a little sore already as I gave the small sigh and hurried forwards a little, walking by the Treecko’s side through the grass to the side of the road. It felt a little damp, I guessed it had rained earlier, and the cold wetness did help if only a little to sooth the ache. “So... gonna tell me your name?” The Treecko said as I was now by her side. Come to think of it, I... actually couldn’t remember my name. Or anything in fact. Strangely I remembered the names of the Pokémon I’d seen in my games back home; I remembered I had a home, and that I was human. But nothing more. My face must have clearly scrunched up as I tried desperately to get a hold of my name. “Something wrong Torchic?” She asked, a little worry in her voice. Like a little spark, something shot through my mind as a small memory struck me. I didn’t know if it was my name or not, it sounded like a name anyway, so I figured to just go with that.

“... Stohana. I think that’s my name anyway,”

“Stohana? Well... it’s certainly interesting,” Treecko gave a short giggle to herself as she repeated the name,

“B-but... just call me Hana. It’s shorter so... probably easier to remember,”

“Fair enough Hana. You can call me Theronna anyway, and my home isn’t too far. See?” She pointed up ahead down the road where a large tree was coming into view. At first I couldn’t help but wonder how I’d be able to sleep there, I figured it’d be fine for a Treecko, but as we got closer smaller details came into view; wooden planks the same shade of greens as the trees leaves covered a great deal of the trunk near to the top of the tree, with what looked a spiral staircase in darkened brown wood, matching said trunk, leading up. I said nothing as we approached and more details came into shape. It was built on the top of a cliff, I could hear the sounds of waves bombarding the back wall of the cliff, and could smell the sweet air blowing off of the coast.

Theronna took her own faster route, grabbing hold of the trunk and just climbing thanks to her species natural ability, whilst I was left to ascend the staircase. Where she went from there, I wasn’t sure, but I had noticed what looked like hammocks swinging gently in the breeze, hanging from the thick branches all around me. All of them looked so fresh with the exception of one up near the top, leaves looking spun together into a makeshift blanket were slung over the edge and ever threatening to fall over the edge and out over the cliff to the sea. Another sweet smell filled my new nostrils as I walked onto the main floor, and there stood over a small fire in a rock pit was Theronna, stirring something in a small pot, turning and smiling to me as I came in. “Welcome to my Rescue Team base, I just made us some tea,” She said, almost with a maternal sort of tone, as she dunked two large mugs into the hot liquid and scooped a great deal out. She walked over behind her to a small low seated table and gestured for me to sit as she did on the opposite side. “So... I’d love to hear about you Hana.” She said once I plopped myself down, and Theronna even took a hardened, curled leaf that made me think of a straw and dropped it into my drink. Courteous enough to remember I had no hands it seemed.

We spoke for hours, until the Hoothoots even went to bed and the sun was rising over the sapphire ocean below. We’d moved during the night to sit with our legs hanging over the edge of the balcony just to watch the stars twinkle and the sun rise. I told her about all I could remember, which honestly wasn’t a lot, but in return she told me about her dreams. How in the past few years the lands almost grew to become sentient, ever shifting forests and rock formations. She also told me about how this was affecting Pokémon, many becoming rabid and violent, like the Skarmory we fought, and how she wanted to do something. She wanted to find out what was causing the landscapes to reject Pokémon, to stop all the bad Pokémon, and in general, just to do some good in the world. “I don’t want credit, I don’t want thanks, I just... want to know I did something. That I can say ‘I did that’ and whether anyone believes me or not... I know in my heart I’ve helped even one Pokémon,” She told me. But what she mostly told me, was that although she’d begun this dream a year ago, she was still all alone in this tree house, and how although she’d tried, she’d been attacked much more ferociously that she could defend against. Almost made me feel bad for her. “Well... we should probably go to bed before I nag your ears off anymore,” Theronna gave a soft, tired groan as she stood up. I remained sat down as the sun finally come up and I had to squint my eyes to not directly look into it.

“... I’ll help,” I muttered,

“You say something Hana?” Treecko asked as she had gone to the staircase, stopping and looking back. I climbed myself back up to follow, to find myself a bunk, and repeated myself.

“I said, I’ll help,” I felt myself actually smirking across my new little beak. “We worked together to kick that Skarmory’s ass, I’m sure a little backup for you won’t do too much harm.” In the early morning sun, even I could see Theronna’s eyes lighting up in joy, “And two people recruiting gets us through more than one,” The twinkle never left her eyes, but she shone me back the look of utter determination and just nodded. With that all set, we found ourselves our bunks, Theronna in her usual, whilst I took one to her side. I didn’t have a leaf blanket, but I still had yet to actually feel cold in my new body, so I felt I could live without for now.
 
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Yes. Temporal Tower is nigh impossible without a ton of Reviver Seeds, what with all the Porygon2, Porygon-Z and Bronzong, the latter being threatening because of Trick Room and the former because of broken Agility + Discharge. Oh, and there are high rates of encountering monster houses in Temporal Spire, and you can only bring you and your partner with no other recruits allowed. At the top, you face Dialga with triple-digit HP and Wonder Orb immunity, with a Dragon-type STAB move that hits everything in the room (Roar of Time) and can reliably 2-shot or 1-shot you or your partner, since evolution for plot characters isn't allowed.

Oh, and the levelling system in Explorers is just terrible, to the point where it isn't worth it to grind to the point where you could feasibly get through there without Reviver Seeds.

Thankfully, the other mystery dungeon games can be nuzlocked without too much difficulty.
YOU KNOW WHAT THIS MEANS

I TOTALLY SHOULD TRY IT

*cough* anyway good luck!
 
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Torchic and Treecko are always good choices. I'm really enjoying this run so far!

 
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*1 month later* yeeeeaaaaah... this has been updated recently. am i right, or am i right?
 
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*1 month later* yeeeeaaaaah... this has been updated recently. am i right, or am i right?
Meh, I've been busy with uni work (I do even say this in my last post here)

Whilst I'm here I might as well update the first post with perma-'boxed' members cause they suuuuck right now anyway
 
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