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Nuzlocke Advice General Platinum Nuzlocke Help

Thread Description
Finding help for the shenanigans I find myself in after multiple attempts.

BitterBerry

Newbie
Team Omega
Pokédex No.
1939
Caught
May 2, 2020
Messages
5
Nature
Timid
Pronouns
He/Him
Pokémon Type
Water, Poison
Pokédex Entry
Can't get over that one good bird he lost in Platinum
Introductions:
Hey there, it's me. I'm seeking advice about the odd situations I seem to keep finding myself
in while playing Platinm.

I'm new to the forums (first thread by the way) and want to get some feedback over the course of my nuzlocke.
What I mean:
How do you deal with things you didn't even know could happen? How was I to know you could encounter
a Lv 10 Golbat naturally? How do you even rule on deaths or captures when something like that happens?
 
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BitterBerry

Newbie
Team Omega
Pokédex No.
1939
Caught
May 2, 2020
Messages
5
Nature
Timid
Pronouns
He/Him
Pokémon Type
Water, Poison
Pokédex Entry
Can't get over that one good bird he lost in Platinum
  • Thread Starter Thread Starter
  • #2
How do you rule on an encounter with a Lv 10 Golbat?

I lost a member to my team to one in Oreburgh Gate, and I didn't even know they could exist
outside of ROMhacks. Ultimately I caught it, but I don't know if that nullifies the "one encounter
per route" rule of my run since I caught a geodude in the upper half of the area. I figure it might be
rare enough to fit in line with the shiny clause.

Any thoughts on this? I might keep it in the PC box just as a reminder that it happened.

I didn't know that could happen, but now that I've had time to think on it I realize there's so much story potential from this one event.
Hm...
 
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OmegaAlphaDelta123

Conqueror of the Cerulean Gym
Team Omega
Pokédex No.
1379
Caught
Jan 24, 2020
Messages
12
Nature
Lonely
Pronouns
They
Pokémon Type
Electric, Fighting
I guess it's up to you if you count lower floors as an encounter or not. But if I were you ingame, I'd say it doesn't count as an encounter, accept your losses and move on. You're right that it has potential for a story. Maybe the Golbat's the leader of a gang of Zubats you encounter in the cave and your team member gets cornered and finished off while exploring how the Zubats as a group in Sinnoh function.

Just my thoughts. (P.S. Judging by your profile, was the Pokemon you lost a Starly?)
 

BitterBerry

Newbie
Team Omega
Pokédex No.
1939
Caught
May 2, 2020
Messages
5
Nature
Timid
Pronouns
He/Him
Pokémon Type
Water, Poison
Pokédex Entry
Can't get over that one good bird he lost in Platinum
  • Thread Starter Thread Starter
  • #4
I guess it's up to you if you count lower floors as an encounter or not. But if I were you ingame, I'd say it doesn't count as an encounter, accept your losses and move on. You're right that it has potential for a story. Maybe the Golbat's the leader of a gang of Zubats you encounter in the cave and your team member gets cornered and finished off while exploring how the Zubats as a group in Sinnoh function.

Just my thoughts. (P.S. Judging by your profile, was the Pokemon you lost a Starly?)
Since then I've done a bit of research:
There's about a 5% chance for the Golbat to appear, which is probably why I didn't know about it
I agree that I should probably move on. Besides, it did take out my best bird.

I did lose a Starly in a previous attempt (which I team-wiped on) which I nicknamed "Chef". It was the first 'mon capture
drawing I decided to tweak the style on and add my own personal flare. I think he also caught PokeRus, so it was a major loss.
 

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