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Come watch Dee take on Galar with the coolest chess team EVER. It's Chesslocke baby. FINALE: The Immortal Game [7/12]

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Watching you play through this section just reminded me how much I freaking love the Crown Tundra. It's like GameFreak saved all of their creative energy for this one portion of DLC! The story is interesting and even humorous at times, and the Tundra has a lot of cool secrets to discover. It's almost like giving yourself more time to put your heart into a story makes it better, huh? I'm really hoping that the extra months that BDSP and Legends: Arceus get before their release help bring some of that energy back :D

Hilariously, I'm the opposite of you when it comes to the horses! Spectrier's colors seem a little too high-contrast on the in-game model, and the blue reins are quite jarring on it compared to how they look on Glastrier. I know people think Glastrier is boring because it's pretty much just a horse with some ice on it, but I really like how the frozen bits look! To each their own, I guess ;D

Congrats on making short work of the Tundra! That fight with Calyrex and the steed can be incredibly challenging, especially considering its high level and huge offensive power, so I don't fault you at all for utilizing the extra masterball! I'm just kinda sad you don't have chess slots left for the duo, considering that both are reminiscent of chess pieces ;o;

Can't wait for the big finale next time! The fight with Mustard is nothing to scoff at, but I have the highest confidence that you'll be able to take him down :D
 
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TO THE ISLE OF ARMOR!
 
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Watching you play through this section just reminded me how much I freaking love the Crown Tundra. It's like GameFreak saved all of their creative energy for this one portion of DLC! The story is interesting and even humorous at times, and the Tundra has a lot of cool secrets to discover. It's almost like giving yourself more time to put your heart into a story makes it better, huh? I'm really hoping that the extra months that BDSP and Legends: Arceus get before their release help bring some of that energy back :D

Hilariously, I'm the opposite of you when it comes to the horses! Spectrier's colors seem a little too high-contrast on the in-game model, and the blue reins are quite jarring on it compared to how they look on Glastrier. I know people think Glastrier is boring because it's pretty much just a horse with some ice on it, but I really like how the frozen bits look! To each their own, I guess ;D

Congrats on making short work of the Tundra! That fight with Calyrex and the steed can be incredibly challenging, especially considering its high level and huge offensive power, so I don't fault you at all for utilizing the extra masterball! I'm just kinda sad you don't have chess slots left for the duo, considering that both are reminiscent of chess pieces ;o;

Can't wait for the big finale next time! The fight with Mustard is nothing to scoff at, but I have the highest confidence that you'll be able to take him down :D
Thank you! I agree, the Crown Tundra is just such a lovely piece of DLC. I love the zone and everything about it, it just feels so adventurous and open-ended. I really hope that Game Freak takes its lessons and applies them to the new game! And I agree on Calyrex, it's a shame not being able to use him. Maybe in a future run someday...

TO THE ISLE OF ARMOR!
👏👏

Fields of Honor



Welcome back! We’ve undergone a change in scenery, taking us from the snowy reaches to a tropical hideaway! And what better way to celebrate… than with one final costume change!







Note that this is gonna be it for me. These are the duds I’m gonna be rocking till the end of the game! It’s not a bad look, if I do say so myself. But enough harping on about clothes. Master Mustard… I’ve attained the championship. I’ve befriended the legendary sword doggo and beat up my best friend more times than I can count. I even helped a riverdancing harvest king. But despite all that, there’s one thing I have left to do before I finally achieve the title of grandmaster.







Kick. Your. Ass.



But it’s not going to be quite so easy as that. For one thing, Mustard’s not the only one waiting for us in the dojo!







Hop? What’re you doing here? Actually, I like that they add him here. Gives him a bit more to do and adds some show to what is otherwise a tell of him being a researcher.



Anyway, before he’ll take to the court, Mustard has a task for us—figure out how to get Ser, our Urshifu, to Gigantamax! Hop helpfully chimes in that he read that Urshifu is the Wushu pokemon who lives in the mountains of another region. Poke-world China confirmed? Anyway, Hop figures that the first thing we need to do is hunt down the sweet treat that bear pokemon like. He’ll meet us at the Forest of Focus!



Forest of Focus







Okay, he beat us there, but I still have a cool rock wolf! 😤 Once inside, our quest for nectar is interrupted by a little lost pokemon!







She imprints on Hop, who would really like us to find her mother. On the far end of the forest is a worried-looking Lilligant. Notably, the Grass-type seems to legitimately understand when I ask her if she’s lost a pokemon… even normal ones can understand speech, it seems! One small escort mission later and…







Aww! That’s our good deed for the day. The Lilligant gifts us some nectar, which Hop… slurps up. Not kidding. Whatever floats your boat, pal.



Deciding the nectar isn’t what we’re looking for, Hop takes us further into the forest. There, we chase down and harass a poor Applin, until it too leaves behind some nectar. Slurp number two leaves Hop disappointed, until he comes to a realization:








Guys, gals, and nonbinary pals… our professor-to-be, only now just putting together the difference between nectar and honey. Stay tuned next week, when he learns that wheat and bread aren’t the same thing either. Well, we helped that Petilil, so it wasn’t a total loss. If it’s honey you’re after in the Isle of Armor, there’s only one place to get it!



Honeycalm Island



This should be a cinch, right?







R-right?



It turns out the tree is a power spot, and the queen of the hive isn’t pleased with us! To battle!



BOSS: Dynamax Vespiquen

It’s a one-on-one Dynamax fight! There’s only one member I can think of to handle a Bug/Flying pokemon…







Go, Queen!



Queen leads off with a Max Rockfall that only does about half of Vespiquen’s HP! Now that’s beefy! Vespiquen responds with a Max Knuckle that does about 60% of Queen’s health… I can’t believe I’m getting out-damaged by a bug!



Thankfully, between the Sandstorm damage and Queen’s superior speed, I still claim victory next turn. I wasn’t expecting to flirt that much with death, though!



Beating the queen with Queen (heh) results in us getting some Max Honey. Let’s return to the dojo!



Fields of Honor



The Max Honey helps us grant Ser the ability to Gigantamax. The world is yours, good buddy! Having passed his final test, Mustard approaches with some congratulations.







But that’s not all. It turns out there’s one last thing to do… defeat the master himself in battle. He heads to the court to prepare, and Hop wishes us luck—we’ll need it! Next time, in the final episode of GRANDMASTER, it’ll be time. We’ll have no choice but to take on the legendary martial arts master himself.



See you then.


KING
QUEEN
ROYAL
BASTILLE
ABBESS
SER


On reserve:
REGINA
SNIPS
CHEVALIER


Lost:
P2
P4
P8
ROOK
KNIGHT
BISHOP
EMPRESS


The term "endgame" has been around as long as people have been playing strategy games, of course. In chess, the endgame is usually defined as beginning once there are few pieces left on the board. The player with the most materiel is favored, and chess endgames favor an aggressive king, who advances on the opponent's side. Pawns also increase dramatically in importance during the endgame, as a single promotion to queen often spells victory in all but the most important circumstances.

Here, this really is my endgame--the last cleanup that remains before a final battle. It seemed an obvious name choice!
 

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I really liked the Petillil sidequest
 
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I always thought that bit with Hop was pretty funny myself XD He knows where Urshifu's obscure land of origin is but not the difference between nectar and honey? Someone get this boy some biology classes, stat! In all seriousness, though, it was a fairly decent way to tie in the researcher/professor aspect of his character arc. If you play through this part earlier in the game, it sort of alludes to his eventual decision, and if you play it later it can come off as him starting to pursue his new dream. A bit of a bandaid solution, sure, but hey I'll take what we can get!

That Vespiquen in the dynamax tree is no joke--I feel like I remember it KOing my G-max Corviknight when I went to fight it in my first (thankfully non-nuzlocke) playthrough! Glad Queen got through it alright :D

Can't wait for the big finale next time!!
 
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I really liked the Petillil sidequest
I did too! I thought it was cute

I always thought that bit with Hop was pretty funny myself XD He knows where Urshifu's obscure land of origin is but not the difference between nectar and honey? Someone get this boy some biology classes, stat! In all seriousness, though, it was a fairly decent way to tie in the researcher/professor aspect of his character arc. If you play through this part earlier in the game, it sort of alludes to his eventual decision, and if you play it later it can come off as him starting to pursue his new dream. A bit of a bandaid solution, sure, but hey I'll take what we can get!

That Vespiquen in the dynamax tree is no joke--I feel like I remember it KOing my G-max Corviknight when I went to fight it in my first (thankfully non-nuzlocke) playthrough! Glad Queen got through it alright :D

Can't wait for the big finale next time!!
Hop is a himbo, but he's our himbo! I agree that this is a neat solution for his character, though, and seeing him return was a welcome surprise. And yeah, I'm glad I survived the Queen Bee! In my virgin playthrough of IoA, she definitely KO'd some of my party...

Fields of Honor



We’re back. Like past entries that were focused around a single boss fight, I haven’t bothered changing my outfit—check last update if you want to see my duds. In the meantime, though, I think it’s best that we go over my team and then, like with the Leon fight, I’ll spoiler my strategy.



So let’s snap to it!



KING



Level: 75

Gender: Male

Type: Grass

Ability: Overgrow

Nature: Careful (+Sp. Def, -Sp. Atk); “mischievous”

Area Met: Postwick (starter pokemon)

Gigantamax Factor: Yes

Dynamax Level: 10

Chess Rank: King

Restrictions: None

Stats: 261 HP; 220 Attack; 117 Special Attack; 167 Defense; 137 Special Defense; 170 Speed

Moves: Low Kick, Earthquake, Drum Beating, Bulk Up

Held Item: Muscle Band





REGINA



Level: 75

Gender: Female

Type: Electric

Ability: Lightning Rod

Nature: Bold (+Def, -Atk); “sturdy body”

Area Met: Rolling Fields

Gigantamax Factor: No

Dynamax Level: 10

Chess Rank: Queen

Restrictions: Must be female and share either a type or an egg group with the king; can match, but not exceed, the king in level; no moveset or Dynamax restrictions

Stats: 204 HP; 136 Attack; 185 Special Attack; 137 Defense; 107 Special Defense; 182 Speed

Moves: Thunderbolt, Thunder Wave, Eerie Impulse, Light Screen

Held Item: Magnet





SNIPS



Level: 74

Gender: Male

Type: Fairy/Flying

Ability: Serene Grace

Nature: Timid (+Speed, -Atk); “sturdy body”

Area Met: Hammerlocke (in-game trade)

Gigantamax Factor: No

Dynamax Level: 10

Chess Rank: Rook

Restrictions: Cannot equal or exceed the king’s level; cannot learn damaging moves that inflict a secondary effect on the opponent; no Dynamax restrictions

Stats: 223 HP; 92 Attack; 199 Special Attack; 165 Defense; 190 Special Defense; 158 Speed

Moves: Dazzling Gleam, Ancient Power, Grass Knot, Aura Sphere

Held Item: Wise Glasses





ABBESS



Level: 74

Gender: Genderless

Type: Fairy/Steel

Ability: Intrepid Sword

Nature: Brave (+Atk, -Speed); “mischievous”

Area Met: Tower Summit

Gigantamax Factor: No

Dynamax Level: n/a

Chess Rank: Bishop

Restrictions: Cannot equal or exceed the king’s level; can only know up to two damaging moves; no Dynamax restrictions

Stats (pre-transformation): 243 HP; 224 Attack; 147 Special Attack; 199 Defense; 190 Special Defense; 198 Speed

Moves: Play Rough, Swords Dance, Sacred Sword, Scary Face

Held Item: Rusty Sword





CHEVALIER



Level: 74

Gender: Male

Type: Bug/Flying

Ability: Swarm

Nature: Hardy (no stat changes); “likes to run”

Area Met: Training Lowlands

Gigantamax Factor: No

Dynamax Level: 10

Chess Rank: Knight

Restrictions: Cannot equal or exceed the king’s level; cannot learn moves with more than 60 base power; no Dynamax restrictions

Stats: 201 HP; 200 Attack; 117 Special Attack; 146 Defense; 149 Special Defense; 196 Speed

Moves: Fury Cutter, Swords Dance, Dual Wingbeat, Quick Attack

Held Item: Eviolite





SER



Level: 74

Gender: Male

Type: Fighting/Water

Ability: Unseen Fist

Nature: Modest (+Sp. Atk, -Atk); “mischievous”

Area Met: Fields of Honor (gift)

Gigantamax Factor: Yes

Dynamax Level: 10

Chess Rank: Knight

Restrictions: Cannot equal or exceed the king’s level; cannot learn moves with more than 60 base power; no Dynamax restrictions

Stats: 246 HP; 216 Attack; 138 Special Attack; 195 Defense; 122 Special Defense; 169 Speed

Moves: Revenge, Surging Strikes, Aerial Ace, Aqua Jet

Held Item: Roseli Berry



Now, it’s time for strategy. Hold onto your horses.



So, Mustard has a full team of six pokemon: Mienshao, Luxray, Corviknight, Midday Lycanroc, Kommo-o, and Single-Strike Urshifu. Mienshao is lv. 73, Corviknight and Luxray are 74, and the other three are all 75.



Mustard generally has a pretty good strategy. His Mienshao likes to lead with Fake Out for free damage, and then use its superior speed to follow up with U-Turn, after which he sounds out Luxray (for Intimidate), Corviknight (to set up Light Screen), or Lycanroc (for Stealth Rock). After these go down, he’ll send out Mienshao again and repeat the process. Kommo-o and Urshifu usually stay in reserve until the end of the battle, and both know multiple moves to counter Fairy-type pokemon, which are by far the biggest threat to his team.



My strategy, breaking down by individual team members, is as follows. King is mostly there for Lycanroc and Luxray, being able to hit hard with Drum Beating and Earthquake. As always, I have to be extra careful with him; if he goes down, one of my queens is instantly killed. Even though Regina is the only queen currently on my team, that’s still a scenario I dread.



Speaking of Regina, she’s my designated Corviknight killer, mostly there to T-Bolt until the big bird bites it. She might have situational support with Thunder Wave and, to a lesser degree, Light Screen, but I can see her not seeing a lot of use otherwise.



Snips is the first of my three Fighting-type slayers. I’ll be using his Fairy STAB to roll over Mustard’s pokemon, especially Kommo-o and Urshifu. Since Zacian can’t be Dynamaxed, he’s the most likely culprit to go big. However, I’ll have to be wary of Kommo-o and Urshifu’s coverage moves, as well as the possibility of Lycanroc getting Stealth Rock on the field.



To mention Zacian, she’s also going to be a Fighting-type slayer. She’s arguably even better suited for the job since she resists both Stealth Rock and takes less damage from their coverage moves, but the fact that she can’t Dynamax and that her STAB Fairy-type move isn’t 100% accurate hampers her a little bit. Sacred Sword is there over Behemoth Blade because it keeps supereffective coverage against Lycanroc and Urshifu, hits Corviknight and Luxray for neutral damage, and because Behemoth Blade is resisted by Urshifu, so even with the boost gained from being used on a Dynamax pokemon, it’s inferior compared to Play Rough when it comes to Mustard’s ace.



Chevalier is the third Fighting-type slayer, and will probably lead the fight against Mienshao. With very high speed and a type that is weak to Mienshao’s Blaze Kick, I hope to bait it into staying in to try and hit his weakness (counting on his impressive, Eviolite-boosted bulk to see him through) while I ideally KO it with Dual Wingbeat. I don’t like the idea of using Snips for this since Mienshao definitely outspeeds, which could lead to U-Turn shenanigans, and I’d prefer to keep Abbess unharmed until it’s time to fight Kommo-o or Urshifu. Plus, once Stealth Rock is on the field, Chevalier will be nigh-useless. Best to get him out early.



Ser is mostly there as backup; in an ideal battle, he won’t see combat. He is a very solid choice against Lycanroc if Luxray leaves King hurting, and could possibly finish off a damaged Urshifu if it takes down my fairies. Plus, since the plot of the Isle of Armor centers around growing Kubfu into a strong fighter, it seems fitting to bring him along anyway. He has the Roseli Berry to guard against Lycanroc’s Fairy-type coverage move.



And with that… that’s all the prepwork done. It’s time. Let’s do this.







Mustard… I will defeat you. The role of grandmaster will become mine!



BOSS: Dojo Master Mustard

Tip: have this playing in the background while you read this battle summary. Get you in the right mood.



We lead off with Chevalier vs Mienshao! For everyone’s levels, check the team loadout and strategy sections above. After a predictable (and weak) Fake Out, Mienshao takes the bait and goes for Chevalier with a Blaze Kick—that crits!








Thankfully, Chevalier’s bulk lets him survive with juuuuuust enough HP to keep him in the low yellow, and he retaliates to KO with Dual Wingbeat! Whew!



Mustard’s next pokemon is Lycanroc. This thing’s main threat is setting up Stealth Rock. I don’t think I have a pokemon that can outspeed and OHKO… but I think I can bait it into attacking me with something else, and then KO in return! Plus, this lets us come full-circle and send out our bear against the very trainer who gave him to us all that time ago. Let’s go, Ser!



Unfortunately, my gambit doesn’t pay off. Instead of going for Play Rough, Lycanroc scatters Stealth Rocks around the battlefield. Ser is able to take it out in retaliation with Surging Strikes, but that’s still less than ideal. Still, you did a good job, Ser—you should be proud.



Next up comes Mustard’s Corviknight. I’ll send out Regina! After pointed stones chip away at her HP, my electric critter uses Thunderbolt—but Corviknight survives with a sliver of HP, and sets up Light Screen! Blast! Still, Regina is able to outspeed and KO the next turn.



Surprising me, Mustard’s next pokemon is one of his two heavy-hitters: Kommo-o. Between Stealth Rock and Light Screen I’m leery of sending out Snips, so it’s time for a majestic knightly doggo to take to the court. Go, Abbess!



Off the bat, the stealth rocks nibble a bit of HP away from her, and then Intrepid Sword raises her attack. I definitely wouldn't want to be on the business end of that blade! And I put her strength to the test by immediately KOing the dragon with Play Rough. Whew, she’s mighty!



Mustard’s penultimate teammate is Luxray. I swap in King; even with the Stealth Rock chip damage and Luxray’s Intimidate, this should still be a fight he can win. Indeed, he outspeeds Luxray and easily sweeps a damage race that leaves him in the high yellow.



Now it’s time for the finale… Mustard’s ace, the Dark/Fighting Single-Strike Urshifu! That’s a devastating pokemon, but that double weakness to Fairy is critical. And y’know what? I think I can handle it. Let’s meet a legendary with a legendary! Come on back, Abbess!







Of course, the battle master has one last trick up his sleeve. His Urshifu unleashes the power of Gigantamax! Abbess, of course, can’t Dynamax—but I don’t think that’s going to stop her! Play Rough!







—and that’s… checkmate.



Mustard is beaten—and not only did I not lose any pokemon, I didn’t even have to Dynamax. The power of Zacian truly is terrifying…



After the fight, Mustard offers a heartfelt congratulations—and a word of warning.







Something that every nuzlocker should remember. Despite my successes, I still lost many dear pokemon—my beloved pawns; Bishop and Knight and Rook; and, worst of all, my dear Empress, dragonslayer extraordinaire. Will my next run go so successfully? Who can say. Sometimes, luck falls against you despite all your preparations. But for now, at least, I’m content to luxuriate in the sweet taste of victory. With Mustard defeated, I’ve overcome all my goals in SwSh, its postgame, and its DLC. I can call myself a true grandmaster, one who has completed a chesslocke! I hope you liked following along on my adventure, and I wish you luck in yours. Thank you all for reading.

KING
REGINA
SNIPS
ABBESS
CHEVALIER
SER


On reserve:
QUEEN
ROYAL
BASTILLE


Lost:
P2
P4
P8
ROOK
KNIGHT
BISHOP
EMPRESS

The Immortal Game is the name given to a chess match played in 1851 during the first international chess tournament. Played between two German math professors, Adolf Anderssen and Lionel Kierseritzky, the game instantly became legendary. It's "immortal" moniker is because it was instantly recognized as a game that would likely remain studied and investigated throughout the history of chess since then, a prediction which has remained true. A number of masters consider it to be one of the most spectacular games ever played.

Anderssen played white and after a fairly standard opening, Kierseritzky opened aggressively by bringing out his queen. Anderssen pounced, using lesser pieces as bait while advancing down the board and leading Kierseritzky's queen on a merry chase. By the time Anderssen had developed his own pieces, Kierseritzky remained more or less undeveloped. Eventually Kierseritzky was able to muster a counter-offensive, taking Anderssen's two rooks (considered the most powerful pieces after the queen), his bishop, and eventually Anderssen's queen--but it was all for nothing. Using clever positioning and Kierseritzky's desire to capture powerful pieces against him, Anderssen probed into Kierseritzky's back rank and forced checkmate with only a bishop and two knights. Kierseritzky lost despite ultimately only losing three pawns the whole game, with his queen bearing down Anderssen's king.

The Immortal game is one of the most famous chess games ever, not only for its flashy style and eye-opening maneuvers, but becuase it illustrates many important lessons: capturing pieces is all fine and good, but you need to have a plan behind it; that development is to be favored over mindless aggressiveness; and that ultimately, minor pieces are easily overlooked and more than capable of forcing checkmate on their own. Since then, other great chess games have received the moniker "immortal", such as the Polish Immortal or the Peruvian Immortal, to name a few, but for many, there will always only be the Immortal Game.

I knew from the get-go that this would be my final update's title. It was too perfect. I hope you all enjoyed my foray into the chesslocke--and maybe these chess lessons brought some smiles to you as well.
 

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yesssss congrats on making it! and without any bloodshed either haha, this is the power of the stronk uber tier Zacian xD also i'm impressed by the strategy that is at play here from Mustard, especially in combining heavy hitters with Stealth Rock/screen shenanigans

also oh dear Hop really skjdhskdf being unable to tell nectar vs honey? doesn't that sound like something a professor-in-waiting might want to research... he really has leon's inherent himbo energy huh

so this crown tundra part - and that alone - was strangely familiar for me, as my new housemate has a switch and is letting me use pokemon shield on it!! i am so hyped, i have been running around helping them to catch legendaries there including the edgy horse and its verbose, literally possessive rider sdfsdfds it's great to finally play this game and try to catch legendaries, we named galarian articuno "HatenTremble" and registeel "LilBastard" for how tricky they were to catch lmaooooo
 
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Oh my word yes!!! After all this time, you're finally a true Grandmaster ;o; Seeing your strategy, I knew you would come away with the victory, but to do so without any losses is a spectacular feat indeed!! It has been so amazing to watch this journey unfold, and it has really encouraged me about my own future Chesslocke endeavors!

I'm honestly pretty sad that this crazy ride is now over, but I'll definitely keep an eye out for whatever 'locke you start next! Your narration was a joy to read and you had a lot of great takes on these games :D
 
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Ghost, Ice
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Because they're the two rarest types, they're the rarest pokemon. Yes, that's logical. No, there aren't other Ghost/Ice types. Froslass doesn't exist.
congrats you beat the game
 
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More like trashtrashtrash, amiright
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Team Delta
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Feb 11, 2021
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Nimbasa City
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Brave
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Fighting, Flying
I'M LATE but!! Congrats on the victory! No death, no Dynamax, and (checks) no healing in that final battle is a pretty sweet way to end it too! That Blaze Kick crit did have me sweatin a lil though ngl

And I know you had different rules for this, but I'm glad King made it all the way without getting, uh, checkmated. But having a limited number of encounters means everyone had to put in a lot of work, and they sure did! And it was fun to learn about chess in the process :)
 
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Team Alpha
Pokédex No.
147
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Jun 26, 2019
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969
Location
Zion National Park
Nature
Sassy
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They/Them
Pokémon Type
Bug, Clever
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A regular writer of fanfics and other works, this pokemon loves puns, bugs, and the outdoors.
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Hey everyone! I know I'm a bit late with the replies (blame a hectic set of irl days) but I just wanted to say thank you to everyone who's read and commented! By the way, I have another run going on--it's another written log, this time based around the factorylocke, a ruleset I created! If you want to read it, check it out here.

yesssss congrats on making it! and without any bloodshed either haha, this is the power of the stronk uber tier Zacian xD also i'm impressed by the strategy that is at play here from Mustard, especially in combining heavy hitters with Stealth Rock/screen shenanigans

also oh dear Hop really skjdhskdf being unable to tell nectar vs honey? doesn't that sound like something a professor-in-waiting might want to research... he really has leon's inherent himbo energy huh

so this crown tundra part - and that alone - was strangely familiar for me, as my new housemate has a switch and is letting me use pokemon shield on it!! i am so hyped, i have been running around helping them to catch legendaries there including the edgy horse and its verbose, literally possessive rider sdfsdfds it's great to finally play this game and try to catch legendaries, we named galarian articuno "HatenTremble" and registeel "LilBastard" for how tricky they were to catch lmaooooo
Thank you! I'm glad I lived through the Mustard fight, and Zacian is tooooo strong! And that's really funny that only Crown Tundra was familiar to you, maybe you'll be able to play through the SwSh games from the beginning? :0c

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Oh my word yes!!! After all this time, you're finally a true Grandmaster ;o; Seeing your strategy, I knew you would come away with the victory, but to do so without any losses is a spectacular feat indeed!! It has been so amazing to watch this journey unfold, and it has really encouraged me about my own future Chesslocke endeavors!

I'm honestly pretty sad that this crazy ride is now over, but I'll definitely keep an eye out for whatever 'locke you start next! Your narration was a joy to read and you had a lot of great takes on these games :D
Thank you for your belief in me! I was really worried about coming out with a death, so enduring Mustard was a big boost. I wish you luck in any of your own chesslockes!

congrats you beat the game
Yep, I did! Thanks for reading ^^

I'M LATE but!! Congrats on the victory! No death, no Dynamax, and (checks) no healing in that final battle is a pretty sweet way to end it too! That Blaze Kick crit did have me sweatin a lil though ngl

And I know you had different rules for this, but I'm glad King made it all the way without getting, uh, checkmated. But having a limited number of encounters means everyone had to put in a lot of work, and they sure did! And it was fun to learn about chess in the process :)
Nothing wrong with being a bit late! And yes, my heart almost leapt up into my mouth with that Blaze Kick moment. Thankfully I pulled through! I too am glad that King never got checkmated, haha. And perhaps my little chess corners inspired you to try the game for yourself?
 

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