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Nuzlocke General Frustrating Things in Nuzlockes

TrueZero2

Ninja! Comic! Best Match!
Screenshotter
Pokédex No.
357
Caught
Jul 3, 2019
Messages
156
Nature
Quirky
Pronouns
He/Him
Pokémon Type
Electric, Poison
Have you had any moments in Nuzlockes that simply frustrated you?

For me, one such moment was a constant throughout a Sun Nuzlocke. My team was Incineroar, Toucannon, Leafeon, Gyarados and Alolan Golem, with the sixth spot eventually going to a Metang. Then Metang died. I brought my Alolan Persian back into the team for a short time. It died. Kadabra? Died. For the entirety of Ula'ula and most of Poni, I was basically stuck with a 5 man team because the sixth member slot had become a death sentence. I eventually decided to say 'Screw this' and put Solgaleo into the spot, and it survived the run.

Then I lost Leafeon, Gyarados and Golem during the battles against Kahili and Kukui. Arceus-Dammit.
 

Neotornado

Conqueror of the Saffron Gym
Hacker
Team Delta
Pokédex No.
251
Caught
Jul 1, 2019
Messages
78
Location
Western Pennsylvania
Nature
Timid
Pronouns
I need to buy a pro account? (He/Him)
Pokémon Type
Electric, Grass
Pokédex Entry
Broke his own romhack with an egg. Still not sure how.
not gonna lie I'll still take moments like that compared to what I call the "revolving door" nuzlocke, where the game seems to target my oldest pokemon rather than the recent ones. This makes it almost impossible to really get attached to anybody on my team to the point where it becomes, well, a revolving door of death.
Also for a singular moment, losing one of my pokemon to the very last opponent in a run to a crit/coverage move/miss in what was otherwise a free matchup. I've had that happen in two seperate runs and it was the worst both times. (which thankfully didn't kill the run in either situation, but one of them was a super rare pokemon and the other was a shiny)
 

ajpl

Igi
Pokédex No.
418
Caught
Jul 7, 2019
Messages
13
Location
Whirl Islands
Nature
Jolly
Pronouns
She/her
Pokémon Type
Fire, Dark
Pokédex Entry
It stalks prey from the shadows, trotting along behind trainers on their journey.
It's definitely been losing 'mons that I wanted on my main team because I'd never used them before, and having to fall back on 'mons I feel I've had enough of, thanks. No Empoleon/Technician Scizor/Politoed for me.

Something specific to one of my Nuzlocke characters (and wanting to draw art/comics of them) was having the team go from species, looks, and naming schemes that really fit the main character's personality and aesthetic, to ones that do not suit them at all. Brick by brick, my gentle and Nature-themed Rain Team became a tough and ace-trainery Sun Team. :facepalm:
 

mewstein

Johto League Champion
Team Omega
Pokédex No.
289
Caught
Jul 1, 2019
Messages
736
Probably due to my unfamiliarity with Gen VII and Alola region in general I often find myself blundering around seemingly endless (but beautifully rendered) routes miles from any Pokemon Centre while my supply of repels, potions and patience gradually dwindles. Also playing in a poorly-lit room often means I only notice those shadows cast by marauding Flying-type Pokemon when it's too late...
 

ajpl

Igi
Pokédex No.
418
Caught
Jul 7, 2019
Messages
13
Location
Whirl Islands
Nature
Jolly
Pronouns
She/her
Pokémon Type
Fire, Dark
Pokédex Entry
It stalks prey from the shadows, trotting along behind trainers on their journey.
Ha! That reminds me of the trouble I've been having in Whirl Islands and Union Cave (mostly Union Cave). I can make my way through R/S/E caves just fine, but the Johto ones were rough after years of not playing. Union Cave was about a half hour of wasted time before I stopped being stubborn and opened up a map.
 

mewstein

Johto League Champion
Team Omega
Pokédex No.
289
Caught
Jul 1, 2019
Messages
736
The sheer volume of water in the original Hoenn games is pretty daunting - especially if you’re a completionist who goes after EVERY trainer and EVERY item. I guess dodging the areas of grass in Alola at least cuts out some of the random battles... hey, did that conveniently placed pile of berries move?
 

Arie Kazami

Your everyday, ordinary guy
Writer
Screenshotter
Pokédex No.
388
Caught
Jul 5, 2019
Messages
295
Location
HERE
Nature
Hasty
Pronouns
He/They
Pokémon Type
Fire, Dark
Pokédex Entry
Just an Ordinary Trainer that doing his Nuzlocke
Something that frustrates me to no end is pretty much any mon with Shadow tag,Mean Look, Explosion, and Selfdestruct. Also any mon that carrying counter and mirror coat... (shudders).

Don't ask me why. You probably already know
 

sky_

life is a trip alright
Screenshotter
Team Alpha
Pokédex No.
181
Caught
Jun 30, 2019
Messages
515
Location
A place to nap
Nature
Gentle
Pronouns
They/Them
Pokémon Type
Ghost, Normal
Pokédex Entry
This ghost tries to be studious and businesslike, but will squee or keysmash easily. They would love to cuddle every adorable cat in the world.
That's a nice long-standing companion you have there, it'd be a shame if something could (*narrows eyes*) Counter it

lost 2 of my best companions in Insurgence to Destiny Bond and Counter and it stings something fierce
 

Derogatory Trainer

The hero you don't need but you're getting anyway.
Screenshotter
Team Delta
Pokédex No.
315
Caught
Jul 1, 2019
Messages
279
Nature
Adamant
Pokémon Type
???
Pokédex Entry
The hero you don't need but you're getting anyway.
Losing a Pokemon with Sturdy because Hail was going on at the time.

Generally losing any Pokemon with Sturdy to bullshit because it's one of the most useful abilities in a Nuzlocke.
 

satanicswirlix

Don't forget to bring a towel!
Artist
Team Alpha
Pokédex No.
156
Caught
Jun 30, 2019
Messages
201
Location
Hell
Nature
Relaxed
Pokémon Type
Fairy, Cute
Pokédex Entry
This Pokémon's interests change more often than her pantalones. She's currently working on an animated nuzlocke, but we all know how that'll turn out!
Resetting in an Alola game and remembering the two hour tutorial
 

Salt&PepperBunny

Formerly MouseWithADinosaurTail
Artist
Writer
Team Omega
Pokédex No.
47
Caught
Jun 15, 2019
Messages
1,868
Location
The Hilltop Warren
Nature
Quirky
Pronouns
She/Her
Pokémon Type
Fairy, Flying
Pokédex Entry
Rabbits are so human. Or perhaps, humans are so rabbit?
Catching a geodude for the seventeenth billionth time in a nuzlocke. ;;>.<
 

kittenrobotarmy

haha fell cleave go smash
Screenshotter
Team Omega
Pokédex No.
341
Caught
Jul 2, 2019
Messages
435
Location
yes
Nature
Sassy
Pronouns
She/her
Pokémon Type
Electric, Dark
Pokédex Entry
Has sold her soul to many games and doesn't intend to stop.
Trying to figure out which game that you're not tired of playing and realizing you're tired of playing all of them so you just torture yourself even more
 

R4v3rghost

Kinda Ghostish
Writer
Pokédex No.
389
Caught
Jul 5, 2019
Messages
1,068
Location
C Y B E R S P A C E
Nature
Adamant
Pronouns
He/him
Pokémon Type
Grass, Fighting
Pokédex Entry
An EDM fanboy with an obsession for redheads. Spends all his money on MtG.
Trying to figure out which game that you're not tired of playing and realizing you're tired of playing all of them so you just torture yourself even more
This one is way too real.

Also, trying to remember what moves a Pokemon can get in a randomized run when you've seen it before.
 

Obelisk

no sleep only wepears
Writer
Team Omega
Pokédex No.
155
Caught
Jun 30, 2019
Messages
351
Nature
Quirky
Pronouns
He/Him
Pokémon Type
Electric
Pokédex Entry
Eccentric 'locker obsessed with Magikarp.
When the game seems to just be straight-up out for blood and constantly rolls massive crits against your team members. God, it makes running certain games difficult for me because I'm convinced those game carts are sentient and hate me.
 

Trollkitten

Kitten of Lore
Artist
Writer
Team Delta
Pokédex No.
208
Caught
Jun 30, 2019
Messages
1,555
Location
Gatto Region
Nature
Quirky
Pronouns
She/her, Aetherai Lorekeeper
Pokémon Type
Fairy, Clever
Pokédex Entry
Autistic writer who starts more things than she finishes. Hyper asexual Twitch Plays Pokemon lorewriter. Rather be a happy shill than an angry critic.
Wela Volcano Park was a PAIN in my (abandoned) attempt at wonderlocking Pokemon Moon. The Salandit all know Dragon Rage, and Fletchling knows Flail, which killed my Houndour (most embarrassing death ever up until the point where my Lucario was taken out by a flippin' BONSLY).

Wela Volcano Park was the first time in that run where I actually turned on the Exp. Share.
 

pkmnMasterWheeler

Johto League Champion
Artist
Team Delta
Pokédex No.
79
Caught
Jun 16, 2019
Messages
600
Nature
Sassy
Pronouns
She/Her
Pokémon Type
Fire, Cute
Gotta say, the most annoying thing that has ever happened to me in a Nuzlocke has got to be my Aegislash one shotting itself from full health in confusion in the Elite Four. I didn't even know confusion could do that much damage before that point V:
 

mewstein

Johto League Champion
Team Omega
Pokédex No.
289
Caught
Jul 1, 2019
Messages
736
Defeating a Celebi after an extremely tense battle in a Randomised Emerald ROM which cost the lives of two of my team - all for an absolutely pathetic amount of experience points (base exp yield is 64 for that thing?! Sheesh).
 

Draknir

Fear the Deer
Pokédex No.
240
Caught
Jul 1, 2019
Messages
110
Location
Probably using my laptop
Nature
Quiet
Pokémon Type
Dark, Dragon
Just started a randomized Ultra Moon run with the rule I ignore the forced encounter on Route 1. That encounter? A Mold Breaker Axew. While I started with a Salamence, it would've been nice to have. My actual encounter?

Sentret.

Of course.
 

TerryTheTeryx

Gen Z Degenerate
Team Omega
Pokédex No.
358
Caught
Jul 3, 2019
Messages
491
Location
Unova
Nature
Timid
Pronouns
She/Her
Pokémon Type
Flying, Rock
Pokédex Entry
A bizarre Pokémon who dislikes many social activities. She appears to have a penchant for peanut butter and learning foreign languages.
When the game gifts you with fragile pokemon that you know aren't going to last, but you get so attached to them that they leave you honestly devastated when they do die.
 

Paine

The doctorate is in pain.
Writer
Team Delta
Pokédex No.
118
Caught
Jun 20, 2019
Messages
321
Location
Good question!
Nature
Timid
Pronouns
He/him; they/them; she/her
Pokémon Type
Psychic, ???
Pokédex Entry
It never quite knows what it's doing. Yet, somehow, things still get done.
W2 really seemed to be out for every Pokémon I was /excited/ to use in my run xD
Axew? Died to an Unfezant early in training
Litwick with a helpful nature /and probably 31 SpA?/ Dead in Big Stadium.
Golbat? Didn’t even make it out of Reversal Mountain <<

Thank /god/ Zweilous held out to the end at least xD
 

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