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    Final Team Frequency v3

    My first Sword run is definitely in there (nobody else has brought Barraskewda, Mr Rime and Dubwool to the end in this thread yet) - it might have been up towards the end of page 2?
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    Nuzlocke Fun Things that Happen in Nuzlockes

    A similar thing happened to me with Iris in White 2. Hydreigon does over half health to my Emboar with Surf, and I get the OHKO with Low Kick. For some reason, she then sends out Aggron of all things, and Aggron in normal mode doesn't have Sturdy. So that went down to Low Kick as well. The...
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    Screenshot Kanto Written Log Teen GBB's Sixlocke Series - 01. Red [Currently on: Finale]

    This was really cool, I'm definitely going to have to try this. Also the fact you had Victreebel, one of my favourite gen 1 Pokemon, plus Tauros, which I used only recently for the first time myself in my Soul Silver mono-Normal run, was pretty good. My experience with Tauros was similar to...
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    Nuzlocke General What are the luckiest moments you've had in your nuzlockes?

    Fire Red's second to last rival fight on Route 22 nearly got hairy. I didn't have much Grass coverage at the time, and my Hypno was facing down Venusaur. It had used Growth as I switched in. Not only did 2 Razor Leaf attacks no KO her because there were no crits, but I got a Psychic Special...
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    Tangela and Hitmonchan in Fire Red. They did do stuff, but it was mostly because they're uncommonly used.
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    Final Team Frequency v3

    Fire Red: Blastoise, Hypno, Dragonite, Snorlax, Hitmonchan, Tangela Man Arcanine at the end was close. I'd banned healing items and most of my team was pressured, plus Hypno and Hitmonchan weren't quite up to the task. Luckily, Snorlax got a safe switch and defeated it even after the damage...
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    Flint would be horrible, and so would Cynthia's Garchomp which has Flamethrower.

    Flint would be horrible, and so would Cynthia's Garchomp which has Flamethrower.
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    General Video Games Stuff You Just Figured Out

    Bianca winds up having the better team. Musharna is really bulky and Stoutland hits hard and has Intimidate.
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    What is your most embarrassing death

    I caught a Scyther, accidentally got her poisoned, and because I was playing really fast on an emulator, forgot to heal and just dashed around to get to the Pokemon Centre. She fainted barely a few levels into training. It might be the dumbest death I've ever had, and I've had a lot of...
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    Nuzlocke General Frustrating Things in Nuzlockes

    I just did the dumbest thing. Against all odds, I caught a Scyther in the Safari Zone. Bear in mind I'm playing Fire Red at insane emulator speed. I got her poisoned while grinding, and forgot to heal, so she ended up fainting as I made my way back to the Pokemon Centre. All because I was too...
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    Nuzlocke Surprisingly easy boss battles

    I had a plan for Lance in Soul Silver, that being using Noctowl to tank Gyarados's Intimidate and using Reflect to give my burned Guts Choice Scarf Facade Ursaring a safe switch, then go for the sweep. I just didn't think it would work as well as it did - Aerodactyl was the only issue, and it...
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    "Those" moments

    The only reason I beat Blue in my Soul Silver mono-Normal run without any deaths was because his AI tends to use coverage moves rather than his most suitable attacks against low health Pokemon. This allowed me to get Girafarig in twice to Choice Specs away his Machamp and Gyarados. It's a lot...
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    General Least favourite gym leaders/E4 members/champions

    I'm not really fond of the Red fight in HGSS. In the original GSC, his team was more balanced around having various moves such as Reflect, Snorlax's Rest and Amnesia, and Pikachu's Charm, plus the high level didn't matter as much as you had stat boosts to keep up even if the grind was insane. In...
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    Nuzlocke General Video Games Surprisingly Difficult Battles

    Red in my mono-Normal Soul Silver run should have been okay as I got my team all the way up to level 83, but instead he was a pain in the ass which just involved heal loops. Tauros didn't even 2KO Blastoise with Return which is where things went fuck up. Eventually Lickilicky, who had been...
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    Tauros has a fantastic base 40 Special Attack, and it can take that to its advantage in Johto, the land of Graveller and Onix with Surf. Or using a swag Fire Blast to defeat Koga's Forretress. Oh and Choice Scarf Guts Facade Ursaring is fucking mental, I literally burned him before going into...
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    Nuzlocke Fun Things that Happen in Nuzlockes

    My Noctowl's survival in the mono-Normal Soul Silver run I've just finished means I've got every regional bird to the end. Pidgeot: Blue and Yellow Fearow: Blue and Crystal, Dodrio in another Blue run if they count Noctowl: the above finished run Swellow: Ruby Pelipper: the same Ruby run as...
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    What’s the Pokémon that always dies on you

    I've used Lickilicky twice in a row and both have died. I did finally break the Noctowl curse that I have though, he made it through this time!
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    Tragic Nuzlocke Deaths:THE RETURN

    Just lost my Lickilicky against Red's Charizard due to a crit Flare Blitz followed by Hail damage. Had that not been a crit, he would have lived and ended the battle right there and then, rather than having to have said Charizard get revenged by Tauros.
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    Final Team Frequency v3

    Soul Silver mono-Normal: Lance: Noctowl, Dunsparce, Girafarig, Tauros, Lickilicky, Ursaring Red: Noctowl, Dunsparce, Girafarig, Tauros, Lickilicky, Ursaring Lickilicky died to a crit Flare Blitz right at the end after doing most of the work against Red, completely fucking awful.
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    Restarting Harsh Team Choices Thread

    If you can evolve Scyther, you could run both Staraptor/Crobat and Scizor. I've never used Scizor but I know from experience how good Bug/Steel is as a typing. Crobat is something I love using but it falls off a bit lategame, so that's probably the most replaceable. Running two flyers isn't...