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Screenshot Johto Commentary And Away We Go: a Crystal nuzlocke

Thread Description
All the amusing screenshot commentary and F1 references you never knew you wanted! (14/10 - Update 2)

SprungGeoduck

Conqueror of the Viridian Gym
Team Alpha
Pokédex No.
120
Caught
Jun 21, 2019
Messages
123
Nature
Timid
Pronouns
She/her
Pokémon Type
  1. Electric
  2. Beautiful
It's lights out...
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But Sprung! What about LTEC? And Motor Masters?
Quiet, you.
(In all seriousness, I revived LTEC and created MM at a rather... inopportune time, when work was just about to absolutely choke-slam me. Both are things I'd like to come back to someday, but for now, I want to slow things down... or rather, speed them up)

Why this?
After competing in Nuzlocke Survivor Johto, I realised just how fun doing a silly screenshot commentary run could be. I've also been reading my good friend @SayleeK's Nostalgialocke runs lately - those were a big inspiration too. Finally, tonight, I came up with a silly little hook to give myself some guidance in my commentary while also sharing one of my interests with the fine people of the forums. More on that later.
1. I may only capture the first Pokemon I encounter in a given area.
1a. Infinite Dupes Clause - I may retry as many times as I want to get a Pokemon I haven't already caught.
1b. Gift and static Pokemon count as my encounter for an area
1c. Shiny Clause: Any shiny Pokemon I encounter, except for the Red Gyarados, may be caught but not used.
1d. Pokeball Clause: The Nuzlocke catching rules do not come into play until I acquired my first Poke Balls
2. If a Pokemon faints, it is dead, and must be permanently boxed.
3. All Pokemon must be nicknamed after a person, place or thing from the history of Formula One, usually with some vague correlation to the Pokemon in question.
4. Notepad Clause: Once I have a full team of six, I may not catch any more Pokemon. If a Pokemon dies, I may get a new catch from the next valid area.
4a. HM exception: if none of my Pokemon can use an HM required to progress, an HM specialist may be captured and remain in the party until the need for it has passed, but it should not be used in battle and should ONLY be used for essential game progression.
5. I may not level grind until the Pokemon League.
6. The run is complete upon defeating Lance at the Pokemon League

(These rules are intended to let me play the game as fast and efficiently as possible. This not only saves my sanity, it also kinda fits with the F1 theming!)

Update 1 - Pre-Season (below!)

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I got Suicune on the best frame of its run cycle! Nice! Maybe I am decent at this screenshot stuff!

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I am... Girl.

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All my best ideas come at ungodly hours.

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I find it funny that Oak got to do the introduction again in this game instead of Elm. I guess that since they were sort of doing these games as direct sequels to Red and Blue, it made sense for a recurring character to appear in the intro. It took six more generations for another professor to get shafted like this in their own game, with the exceedingly dull Professor Magnolia in Sword and Shield staying at home while Rose addressed the player.

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In LTEC, I had Professor Birch quote this incredibly cheesy line because I find it oddly charming.

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Is there like... just barely not enough space in the text box for "PROFESSOR"?

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I'm not a massive blue-hair person, and in terms of outfits, the Masters models sold me on Lyra over Kris. Sorry, Kris fans!

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IT ME
VERSTHAPPENING WREN
(I was going to do a whole Thing where I named my protagonist after Enzo Ferrari, but that would have only worked if I was playing as Red)

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I love Crystal's colours. They really went all-out on the GBC.

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It's a little odd that Johto eschews the traditional starting PC potion, but I guess they do give you a free one right after you get your starter.

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I don't understand the use of the suffix "Gear" here. Is it like a Game Gear? That's not even a Nintendo product! Where's my PokeStation, PokeCast and PokeBox?

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Ah, the joys of living somewhere where DST doesn't exist.

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I must limit the number of Vietnamese Crystal jokes I make per update, even though I think they're The Funniest Shit. Nevertheless... VOLCANO BAKEMEAT

...what does a Volcano Burger even look like? What does it TASTE like?

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More lowkey gorgeous colours.

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Hello, Professor!

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The intros to these old Pokemon games are delightfully simple in their all-gas, no-brakes nature. No need for preamble, have a goddamn pocket monster.

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Ah, the most advanced technology of 2001. In Let's Go Togepi and Let's Go Marill, Mr. Pokemon sends Elm a TikTok.

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brain: "why would they name a character in the game after the game?"
>looks at Mario, Zelda, and like... half of all other nintendo games
"oh. i am A Fool"

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if you've seen the banner, you'll already have figured out this choice. Been ages since I used a Totodile, so I'm excited to take one for a spin again!

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Time for our first piece of F1 knowledge, and who better to lead our team to victory than the most illustrious team principal of modern times: Toto Wolff!

Formerly an investor by trade, Toto Wolff has served as the team principal of the Mercedes F1 team since 2013. That year, with the help of F1 legend Niki Lauda, the team would sign 2008 World Champion Lewis Hamilton, and begin one of the greatest success stories in motorsport history. In 2014, F1's engine regulations changed, and Mercedes built an engine so good that they had to sandbag that season because they were afraid of accusations of cheating. From 2014 to 2020, Wolff has led Mercedes to a staggering seven consecutive double championships - with a Mercedes driver, usually Hamilton, winning the driver's crown, and the team scoring constructors' honours.

(Totodile Wolff was the entire reason this is a Crystal run)

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Anyway, onward!

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I hit Select on accident and realised that in this game, your bag is called the Pack for... some reason. Odd!

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First route has rats (and owls, because it's the middle of the night). I love how bright and colourful Crystal's sprites are. They're so charming!

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I assume that me turboing through dialogue and getting weird screenshots like this will become a recurring theme.

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Nothing wrong with being a rookie! Unless it's 2021 and you're in F1 (Yuki, Mick... c'mon)

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Imagine taking screenshots out on the routes. Couldn't be me. I swear I'll get better at it, just gotta shake off the Nuzvivor conditioning.

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Where's my Xbox Live Cure Berry?

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For a man who only does a thing in this game twice, they sure did put a lot of kooky personality into Mr. Pokemon's sprite. Look at that magnificent hat!

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Would I like a nice egg in this trying time? Suppose I can't say no...

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Continuing with this game fast-tracking you into becoming a trainer, Oak gives the flimsiest explanation for how he already knows who you are. It's kind of wild, considering how famous Oak is in this universe.

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What if I don't want to? What if me helping Elm was just a little freelance work, huh?

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Ah, yes. One of the most advanced pieces of technology in Johto, and this weird old man has given it to a ten-year-old. Wonderful.

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(is it not cool to lampshade weird Pokemon writing quirks anymore? I haven't read many commentary runs lately)

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I always find the tone of this call hilarious. I don't know why.

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The Angry Man.

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I always sing this line to the tune of Owl City's "When Can I See You Again".

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Ah, the joys of old-school edgy rivals. I'm not sure these lines would fly with Nintendo and TPCI in 2021!

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The first test of our team's strength.

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That's... not a ton of damage. I also think that Silver having the absolutely adorable plant baby Chikorita is the funniest possible outcome.

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I don't remember what the odds of an AI status move failing are in this gen - certainly much lower than the 50% of Gen 1, but nevertheless, it happened with the very first Growl Silver used on me.

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Ow! After another Scratch from Toto, Silver's Chikorita lands a critical Tackle for all of... 5 damage.

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The joys of earlygame battles.

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After barely failing to secure the KO, Toto gets knocked into Berry recovery range. Not that he was in any danger.

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And it's done!

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Everyone's Favourite Joke!

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Woop, woop - that's the sound of the police!

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something something malewife?

(I don't know what that word means and at this point I'm too afraid to ask)

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This is the part where it was a quarter past midnight and I was way too tired to come up with a funny joke.

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I'm not sure what to say about this screenshot. I just like people calling me by my name. Trans things!

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If I wasn't a silent protagonist, I could have told you that for free.

...do regular eggs exist in this world? What lays them? What about Exeggcute? Or Chansey? More questions than answers here.

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Elm is very presumptive of my capabilities.

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Sure thing! I'll do that... next time!
 

erk pls

Femur Snapper/Wig Snatcher
Globetrotter
Writer
Screenshotter
Team Alpha
Pokédex No.
136
Caught
Jun 23, 2019
Messages
996
Nature
Jolly
Pokémon Type
  1. Water
  2. Fighting
Pokédex Entry
I'VE COME TO MAKE AN ANNOUNCEMENT, ERK PLS IS A B***H ASS MOTHER F***ER

this is all i can think of when i see that title (skip to about 3:40 if you don't know what's up)

Well, Exeggcute is just a grouping of coconuts, but that doesn't explain Chansey's deal. Clearly its excess nutrients are made into a shell and yolk without an actual embryo, for the sole purpose of making something healthy for others. As for what evolutionary advantage this creates that would encourage its development...I have no idea.
 

CasualGameFreak

Discord Resident Extraordinaire
Writer
Team Alpha
Pokédex No.
130
Caught
Jun 23, 2019
Messages
404
Location
Flower Paradise
Nature
Quirky
Pronouns
they/she
Pokémon Type
  1. Grass
Pokédex Entry
Despite being a Grass-type, Casual is a flaming lesbian. Fire and Grass don't usually mix, but somehow it works out here.
Ah, the joys of living somewhere where DST doesn't exist.
Out here in California we've got a law on the books that would allow us to go to permanent DST if the Feds were to allow it. Because having children wait for buses at 7 AM when it's still dark out is a great idea!! (internal screaming)

Nothing wrong with being a rookie! Unless it's 2021 and you're in F1 (Yuki, Mick... c'mon)
(glaring at a certain other rookie whose possession of an F1 ride is a testament to the continued power of nepotism)

at least Grosjean did good in IndyCar this year?

I'm not sure what to say about this screenshot. I just like people calling me by my name. Trans things!
Trans rights! That's, like, the #1 reason why I always give Link my own name when I'm playing a Zelda game.

If I wasn't a silent protagonist, I could have told you that for free.

...do regular eggs exist in this world? What lays them? What about Exeggcute? Or Chansey? More questions than answers here.
clearly the shitty 2016 version of me is running around Johto somewhere
 

Kit_The_Feef

Someone who draws too much
Artist
Screenshotter
Pokédex No.
4612
Caught
Jun 16, 2021
Messages
490
Location
Australia
Nature
Bold
Pronouns
He/him
Pokémon Type
  1. Bug
  2. Fairy
  3. Steel
Pokédex Entry
Comic artist. Idiot. Has far too many active projects for his own sanity. Unreliable when it comes to updates on his non-comic endeavours.
Another Crystal run! I'll be keeping track of this! (Note that I have no idea about Formula 1 racing.) As a trans person myself, I know exactly how it feels to see NPCs using your name. Them's good feels. Also, feel free to make more Vietnamese Crystal jokes. I don't see enough of them around here.
 

SayleeK

Johto League Champion
Writer
Screenshotter
Pokédex No.
260
Caught
Jul 1, 2019
Messages
1,496
Location
Scrivener
Nature
Careful
Pronouns
She/her
Pokémon Type
  1. Fire
  2. Fairy
Pokédex Entry
Between long periods of dormant slumber, this writer rises again for periods of activity that leave piles of dead fictional Pokemon in their wake
I know less than nothing about F1, but I do love me a Crystal run and some Totodile! Forcing Silver to raise the adorable flower dinosaurs is never not hilarious.
 

SprungGeoduck

Conqueror of the Viridian Gym
Team Alpha
Pokédex No.
120
Caught
Jun 21, 2019
Messages
123
Nature
Timid
Pronouns
She/her
Pokémon Type
  1. Electric
  2. Beautiful
  • Thread Starter Thread Starter
  • #6
@erk pls
  • oh god kingdom hearts I Live In Fear
  • Thank you for your theories! Who knows what the evolutionary reasoning behind Chansey is? Not I!
@CasualGameFreak
  • Permanent DST? Excuse the shit outta me?
  • At least we have Grosjean in IndyCar...
  • TRANS RIIIIIIGHTS!
  • hehe egg
@Kit_The_Feef
  • Well, even if you know nothing about F1, I hope you still enjoy the run! Maybe you'll learn something along the way
  • I am semi-convinced that having female protagonists in my various nuzruns was part of my trans awakening
  • YES. VIET CRYSTAL JOKE BUTTON ENGAGED
@SayleeK
  • Welcome aboard! This update will have a lot more fun F1 stories, so hopefully you learn a thing or two!
  • Totodile good. Silver having Chikorita... also good

We're back! I actually am keeping this up!

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SCIENTIST!

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Love how he calls it a quest. Also, AAWG - now featuring smaller screenshots because I felt the ones in the first update were a little much. Tell me if you like the change!

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HUGEBALL BALL FUCK

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Time to ball-fuck some wild Pokemon harder than Red Bull ball-fucks its second drivers! (more on that joke later)

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Daytime New Bark! Pretty.

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I have a sign outside my house that identifies it as mine. Not my mother's (even though she probably owns it) - MINE. Amazing.

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Everyone is so chill about this!

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I'll take "Weird Features That Never Came Back" for 400, please.

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Onward, to our first catch! A momentous occasion in any Nuzlocke (unless you're doing a non-notepad storylocke and that shit was like... a Zigzagon or Bidoof that rotted in the box forever)

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Speaking of Bland Normal-Types! I love Furret... in hacks that make it actually interesting to use by giving it more than the absolute bare minimum of tools.

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...it broke out of the first ball. at RED HEALTH. wild.

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Second ball, though!

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I remembered that a YouTuber I watch usually calls his Sentrets Box, and I had the perfect F1-themed nickname.

If you ever listen to an F1 team radio call, you might have heard the driver's race engineer - their one connection to the team in the pit garage - telling them to "box" - sometimes repeated two or three times - when they need to come in to the pits. This quirky piece of F1 slang comes from the German word for "pit stop". Boxenstopp, and was likely chosen as a simple, clear word that drivers could pick up on through a helmet radio over the sound of an engine revving to over 15,000 RPM.

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Not pictured: me fumbling around my house for two minutes trying to find the healing spot before remembering I had to use Elm's machine.

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Also not pictured: Cherrygrove City! I stopped off at the Mart for balls and healing supplies.

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On to this quirky little route for a new catch!

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I shouldn't diss Rattata. I really shouldn't. I've been using one in a Gen 1 run and Hyper Fang SHREDS. But when I'm doing Notepad clause and I already have a Sentret... bleh.

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There we go.

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Pokemon's most iconic derp named after F1's most iconic backmarker team: Minardi!

Founded in 1985 in Faenza, Italy, Minardi spent two decades being the most consistently hopeless team on the F1 grid. Many worse teams came and went very quickly in the late 80s and early 90s, but Minardi stubbornly endured, gaining a loyal following in the process. In their 340 race starts, they never won a race, their highest finishing position being a trio of fourth places. The only time a Minardi driver ever stood on the podium was on a special dispensation, when fan-favourite Aussie Mark Webber finished fifth on his F1 debut at the 2002 Australian Grand Prix. Webber would go on to win races for the hugely successful Red Bull team, who would end up tying themselves into the story of Minardi as well - when the money finally ran out at the end of 2005, the team was bought by Red Bull and transformed into their junior development squad, Scuderia Toro Rosso.

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More routes!

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A Hoppip! I got one of these killed very quickly after I caught it in Nuzvivor.

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Toto kindly decides to expedite the process for me with a critical hit.

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Joey is a savage.

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Top percentage?

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Didn't think so.

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WHY DOES HE SAY "DOGGONE IT"? WHY IS THAT SO FUNNY?

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Sort of? I don't know. I have a crocodile and a couple rats, and a kid just said "doggone it" to me. This could just be Florida.

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Mercedes dominance assured.

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I almost forgot to do this! Shame on me.

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This guy was so bad I could use Box Box to clown on him! Also, look at his stubby little legs!

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Route!

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Catch...

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The mono-Normal run continues.

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A simple bird, a simple name, a simple man: Kimi Raikkonen

Kimi, aka The Iceman, was always one of my favourite drivers, partially because he's been racing for almost as long as I've been alive. He started in 2001, and apart from a two-year hiatus in 2010 and 2011, has been racing in F1 ever since. He will finally retire at the end of the 2021 season, having started over 340 races. On 103 of those occasions, he finished on the podium, making him remarkably consistent. Despite an early move to McLaren, he was barricaded from ultimate success in his early years by car issues and the existence of Michael Schumacher. When Schumacher retired at the end of 2006, Kimi pounced on his Ferrari seat, and promptly won the World Championship in 2007. Later in his career, he would race for Lotus, a team that still owes him several million dollars after a season where he was supposed to be paid for every point he scored, and promptly scored over 200 points. At this point, I doubt he cares anymore. It's the Kimi way.

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Joey, it has been FIVE MINUTES.

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I went out in the middle of making this update, and now it's dark!

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Box Box grows to level 5 and learns a very underwhelming move!

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I know this is not an audio medium, but I want to say that Dark Cave's music has always struck me as a bit odd. It's very... grungy. I don't know if that's the right word. Anyone with me on this?

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First rats, now bats!

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Level 2... when it doesn't get Bite until 12 and Wing Attack until it's a Golbat.

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There's never been a Grand Prix in Transylvania, but just across the border is Hungary, where the Hungaroring near Budapest has played host to the Hungarian Grand Prix since 1986.

At the height of the Cold War, it was F1 boss Bernie Ecclestone's dream to score the PR coup of the century by hosting a Formula One race behind the Iron Curtain. Originally, he well and truly shot for the moon, creating plans for a circuit on the streets of Moscow that almost came to fruition (watch this video for more on that). Those plans fell through, and Ecclestone ended up settling on Hungary - not part of the Soviet Union, but still well and truly within their sphere of influence. Often called "Monaco without the barriers", the Hungaroring is a tight, twisty circuit with short straights, where overtaking is at a severe premium. It was this lack of overtaking, along with some serious race-start shenanigans, that led to Esteban Ocon's unlikely victory in the 2021 race there.

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One health and a dream!

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Violet City's music... simply lovely.

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I will never understand why :earl: became such a meme among some of my friend groups here on the forums.

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Time for Sproot Toot! Bellsprout and Gastly are not kind to my team, so let's see how this goes.

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Pidgey's Gen 2 backsprite is great - so expressive!

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To think that this 15% encounter would have been my first were it not for dupes clause!

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There we go.

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Many Leech Lifes and balls later...

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"But Sprung, you've already used that name in the run you put effort into!"

Yes. I have. Pierre the Combusken and Pierre here are named after the same person: Pierre Gasly - one of those ball-fucked Red Bull second drivers I talked about earlier. When I named Pierre in LTEC, I needed a name for a mediocre Frenchman. Two weeks later, Pierre Gasly won the Italian Grand Prix for AlphaTauri, the culmination of a saga that included him being fired from Red Bull after half a season and the tragic passing of his best friend, Formula 2 racer Anthonie Hubert. Pierre has been through a lot, and he's emerged as a capable midfield driver, and one of my absolute favourites on the current grid. With how badass Gengar is, even pre-split (it gets the elemental punches in this game!), it's an honour for this mon to bear his name.

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Sagen't.

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Edmond with an O. Never seen that before. Odd.

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AND WHAT'S WRONG WITH THAT? BOY OH BOY I LOVE IT WHEN I FALL FOR THAT

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Even without Gust, Kimi is my best option for the tower.

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Budapest is here too, though!

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Remember when I said "even without Gust"? Pffft.

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Wade calls me to tell me that the Bug-Catching Contest, which I cannot access yet, is on today. Thank you?

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You tell him, old man!

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Silver's so fucking dramatic.

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This joke works better when his trainer class is Elder.

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Pierre is a small, scared little man who took this from one Vine Whip after missing Hypnosis.

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In this screenshot I took prematurely, the Iceman (or should that be the Flyingman now?) handles it with aplomb.

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Toto vs Worst Bird - fight!

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use code ANGY at checkout

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Cashed in!

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And Kimi makes it three for three.

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I get flashed by an old man.

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PRONTO. WREN. S🅱️INALLA

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Since we're not allowed to grind, this team... might be a bit rough for Falkner, but ya boi caps at level 9 so we shouldn't be too bad.

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But we'll do that... next time!

That was a fun first proper update! We've got a TEAM now! Hopefully it lasts longer than some of my early Nuzvivor catches...

Today, we established who our earliest team members would be, and told the story of F1's resident old-timer, Kimi Raikkonen. What's your best story of an early catch that stuck around until the bitter end? 'Til next time!
 

erk pls

Femur Snapper/Wig Snatcher
Globetrotter
Writer
Screenshotter
Team Alpha
Pokédex No.
136
Caught
Jun 23, 2019
Messages
996
Nature
Jolly
Pokémon Type
  1. Water
  2. Fighting
Pokédex Entry
I'VE COME TO MAKE AN ANNOUNCEMENT, ERK PLS IS A B***H ASS MOTHER F***ER
>"I'll never lose to fools who babble"
Gotcha, time to babble incoherently at him next time you fight him so that he feels even worse about losing

Also I'm just choosing to believe the shift to night is because Joey had a lot to say. Kid's lonely, this is the first chance he's had, probably.
 

SayleeK

Johto League Champion
Writer
Screenshotter
Pokédex No.
260
Caught
Jul 1, 2019
Messages
1,496
Location
Scrivener
Nature
Careful
Pronouns
She/her
Pokémon Type
  1. Fire
  2. Fairy
Pokédex Entry
Between long periods of dormant slumber, this writer rises again for periods of activity that leave piles of dead fictional Pokemon in their wake
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Sort of? I don't know. I have a crocodile and a couple rats, and a kid just said "doggone it" to me. This could just be Florida.

Okay, this made me cackle so hard. A Pokemon adventure in Florida would be WILD.

I will never understand why :earl: became such a meme among some of my friend groups here on the forums.

It's the "want to be a winner is you?" for me. It's such charming, memetic phrasing.
 

FPFP66

Conqueror of the Saffron Gym
Pokédex No.
2283
Caught
Aug 7, 2020
Messages
79
Location
USA
Nature
Bold
Pronouns
He/Him
Pokémon Type
  1. Ghost
I also think that Silver having the absolutely adorable plant baby Chikorita is the funniest possible outcome.
Yeah but look at Chikorita’s face. That thing is ready for murder, arson, and jaywalking.
HUGEBALL BALL FUCK
I’m still waiting for @SayleeK to play Viet Crystal. Without items. And while professing her love for the TRASHY MAN.

This could just be Florida.
I’ve lived in Florida for years and I approve this message. It’s just missing a 45 year old woman who looks 70 asking for a cigarette.
ya boi caps at level 9 so we shouldn't be too bad.
Famous last words.
 

Kit_The_Feef

Someone who draws too much
Artist
Screenshotter
Pokédex No.
4612
Caught
Jun 16, 2021
Messages
490
Location
Australia
Nature
Bold
Pronouns
He/him
Pokémon Type
  1. Bug
  2. Fairy
  3. Steel
Pokédex Entry
Comic artist. Idiot. Has far too many active projects for his own sanity. Unreliable when it comes to updates on his non-comic endeavours.
I spot another Viet Crystal joke... :3:
Also, an early catch story?
Duke, that Ralts that was my first catch? He’s still alive. Postgame, too. Gallade is a monster. Also, he’s my current profile picture, in full Halloween costume. Truly, a great ‘Mon.
 

Raderph

A Radical Earthling
Globetrotter
Team Omega
Pokédex No.
75
Caught
Jun 16, 2019
Messages
127
Location
Western Australia
Nature
Relaxed
Pronouns
He/Him
Pokémon Type
  1. Electric
  2. Grass
Oh shit hello I missed this and it has already updated twice! Heckin holy moly
Oi @Cirr you missed a post-nuzvivor run

Haha I know nothing about F1 every single joke is going to be lost on me

Im sorry wren I cannot agree with you on lyra vs kris! Lyra is a clear usurper to the original’s throne, also crys from the manga is such a cool fucking character so im gonna have to land on her end

No DST gang 🤝

I think mr pokemon’s just got the generic gentleman sprite actually, so they’re all old charming fellas in theory (in practice, ehhhhh)

IIRC status fails are 25% in Gen II- so not huge but still a massive advantage for the player

b a l l f u c k

the racing theme and box box just made me think of GAS GAS GAS I’M GONNA STEP ON THE GAS TONIIIIGHT

Minardi is just kind of a cool name actually, this is now officially the best team

I can’t believe you managed to get flop’s hoppip in your run too, that’s wild

The iconic youngster joey experience. A reminder that you only get like 10 slots for phone numbers in this game…to be fair though only 4ish of those are important

I mean I actually think Dark Cave’s music is really good- like a little grunge yeah but it suits the cave theme. A friend of mine randomly started learning it on guitar recently and it sounds really good there!

Here is hoping you can have your Zubat survive the pest section of its level up moveset in order to reach the buda of its life cycle. This joke makes sense, I swear, it’s a weird city,

Ive never given Wade my number so I’ve not seen that call- that’s actually kind of sick, like, imagine getting that as a kid when you’re first playing the game? You’re going to be wondering for ages what the Bug-Catching Contest is, and there’s a solid chance you’re going to be super excited to find out. And then later on it’s a reminder that hey you can go do this today in case you forgot! That’s just good game design boss

Gotta hand it to Kartik the Purrloin/Liepard in the Black 2 Alphabetlocke I did for UCL season 2. That team ended up super weird due to the nature of the run (and because things kept dying), so he was on and off for a while, but ended up making the E4 and basically solo’d both Caitlin and Shauntal with Nasty Plot Dark Pulse. An extremely good kitty that made me legitimately respect an oft-maligned line!
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What a cutie!!! Who needs Prankster anyway.
 

Cirr

I'm a bot! (maybe) #OnionBoy
Screenshotter
Team Delta
Pokédex No.
216
Caught
Jun 30, 2019
Messages
1,409
Pronouns
beep/boop
Pokémon Type
  1. Ghost
  2. Normal
  3. Cute
  4. ???
Pokédex Entry
Fails Captchas with regularity
oh hey i did miss one

Anyway good early game so far

good luck with birdman
 

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