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Screenshot Hoenn Teen Commentary Hack The Long Road Home - An Emerald Kaizo Nuzlocke

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Where I push the limits of human and Pokemon in endurance in a hellscape designed to kill you.

Xurkitree

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Did you know that I've successfully Nuzlocked Blue, Crystal and Emerald Kaizo? Yeah, I thought you didn't. I have over 6000 screenshots detailing my descent into madness journey through them, and -

they've been lying in my laptop(s) for years.

I always felt guilty about that fact,but wanted to post them together, and I kept procrastinating and mulling over this. But you know what? Fuck it.

Today, I start off a new run on the brand new Nuzlocke forums with -

The Long Road Home - An Emerald Kaizo Nuzlocke



It begins.

Now, if you don't know what a Kaizo game is, its an extreme hard mode version of the game. Enemies have perfect movesets, held items, full teams and various environmental boosts as well.Blue and Crystal also have enemy trainers with Pokemon above level 100, but thankfully, this isn't there here. There are map edits, to force one to fight everyone, and even more psychological horrors as well. Here's the page if you want a deeper look

Now, the biggest twist in this game is that one cannot use items in battle outside held items. Thankfully, enemy trainers also can't use the, but this means one can't heal stall dangerous mons, and healing moves become very valuable (and ofcourse their PP has been cut to 5.). Another hurdle is the lack of EVs - they've been scrapped entirely. There are several new moves from future generations added as well, with certain effects of their being removed.

Ofcourse, it was also tested to be nuzlockable as well. The creator himself tested the League with Nuzlocke rules active and got away deathless. As for me... You'll get to know soon.

Rules -
1) First Encounters only, Dupes Clause active, Shiny Clause active, Gifts don't count as encounters for the area, the usual.
2) Faint = Death
3) I can use Rare Candies for grinding, because the encounter rates in this game are absurdly low (probably to prevent wild encounters from killing you trying to get back to the PC or something), and it just wasn't feasible to grind on wild Pokemon, especially as the death count started escalating higher and higher



I'm going with a girl, since at the time of the playthrough, I hadn't completed a run as May, so i decided to give her a shot. Standard name.


Technically useless, but tradition. Ah well. It'll help outside battle.


Sure! Let's begin my journey into this hellscape.


For obvious reasons, I pick Mudkip because Swampert is tanky as fuck. Normally starters don't last long, but this one put in the effort.


Wew, Gildarts is one brutal Mudkip.


Huh, he cut the grass away to make a path to our Rival. Neat.


Looks like we're tackling our way to death. Nice.


Hold up


This was very, very close. Thank god for that Adamant Nature.


And we're off! First encounter is -


God fucking dammit.


I had a Sunkern in Crystal Kaizo, but that was just a cut slave, but this?


At least it'll be buffed in some way. I'll take it, I need every hand I can get.


Sun Stone from the start?


I'm sure there will be a moveset after evolution. It'll be perfectly tailored for this.


Thanks! I'll be here all week, no pressure.


That ability buff is sweet.


We finally gained a level!


Every 60 seconds in Africa, a minute passes.


I'm calling it, this Sentret is also stronk.


Yup, held healing items already.


First death on our second Trainer battle yippee!


This is going to fill up fast.


I wonder if I can escape this world entirely...


Hoothoot with Confusion? This could be useful.


Look, it is an Alarm clock.


With 1 Death we reach Petalburg city. Hooray!


Not.A.Single.Potion.

Anyways, Imgur won't let me upload the next subfolder of images, so I guess I'll just post this damn thing. Next time we uhhh... try to get to Rustboro without wiping. We'll see how that goes.
 

Dumboldore

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Good gracious it's Kaizo. I don't even have the guts to play these games normally, let alone nuzlocke them.

Good luck!

Rip Beeyonce tho, she deserved better :[
 

Xurkitree

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@Dumbledore: Thanks for the support!

Here's another update before i start procrastinating again.


What? They're available and they're cheap. Might as well get them.


As you can see, the Ralts already starts out with Confusion. This is a good sign.


Excuse me what?


Something isn't right here...


Great! I'll have to take the long path from the beach.


Ooh, Lightning Rod. Useful.


And we're having STAB and coverage right out of the box.


This was easy. Having a Rock move really helps.


Oh yeah?


Well, this isn't even level 100, what are you talking about -


Oh.


Bounce paralysed me, but I lived!


Excuse me what


He was not kidding.


Finally. But its not over yet.


ooh, Razor Leaf! Useful upgrade.


But wait! There's more!


Hey look, Bombyx isn't utter trash, and there's Drizzle Luvdisc so yeah


Well that's just rude isn't it?


Can you not start Perish Song shenanigans already


And for the Forest we get some weed.


Quiet is an excellent nature. Props if you get the name reference!


Quite a bit of variety here...


Well, that's neat! I can unleash the secrets of the environment!


5 Pokemon already send help


Magnemite, that'll be easy!


*Flash Cannon STAB*


Good thing the Confusion isn't affected by the burn.


We're shaping up!


Gildarts beat this one handily!


Wait what no stop can you stop chucking bagons


Damn thing resists everything on my team wth


Time to grow and use the power of plants!


That actually worked? Good Sunflora.


New moves left and right, sheesh.


And that's just the first grunt!


We amble away from out confrontation, collecting useful stuff along the way. Bullet Seed got buffed as well.


dammit game stop giving me such close calls.


Dual Smeargles?


Uh... If you were wondering what strategy they were upto, i messed up the screenshots and all I have is this. Sorry :(


Almost there. . . Wait, who are you?


WAIT NO


So he's going to beat me with his Mt.Silver mons?


Smart play Red.


What do you thing? What is Red doing in Hoenn of all places?


Maybe he's also doing a Kaizo runthrough?


Makes sense i suppose.


All we need is Munchlax and its his entire GSC Mt.Silver Team.


This is creepy...


The Hackmaker gracefully provided grass in many cities to give extra encounters deaths for Nuzlockers.


I'll have to get a Slave soon, I'm sure that Cut trees will block my progression in many different ways.


What's with all the grass types? The next gym is Rock, that makes sense, but I have 2 other grasses already...


An encounter is an encounter I suppose.

Next Update: If imgur lets me upload more stuff, we can reach Roxanne! hooray
 

Uberle

Lur King
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Stays in the distortion dimension where no one bothers him
A Kaizo run
This'll be fun

Fairy Tail names
I like

Let's see
Next is Roxanne
And your team is mostly made of mons that have type advantages over Rock
Then again, this is Kaizo so who knows what'll happen?
 

Xurkitree

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@Dumboldore : Not really lmao

@Mattman324 : Aren't steppes filled with grass? idk

@Uberle : Well this will be fun for you. Wasn't for me.

Well I got uh stuck reading SCP-914's experiment logs, then the new trailer for SwiSh dropped, so its today.


As you probably guessed from the title, we're fighting Roxanne today. But first...


DOUBLE DOUBLE


I wish i had that kind of motivation :crying: school is killing me


Me: Nicely selecting moves to kill Swinub, expecting it to be slow.

Ice Shard: Allow me to introduce myself


Well uhh nothing major here. Just move ahead.


These double battles are getting brutal.


Hey its Youngster Joey!! I wonder what he's got?


Ah yes, the famous Rattata.


I went back and healed afterward. Good thing this isn't one of them Kaizo traps.


3 Cut Trees? And another one inside it? Isn't that a bit over kill?


This is mercifully open, since all the trainers here were shifted outside.


Ah an excellent encounter!


Cute Charm of all things? Brave is great though.


OwO Ice Shard! Gimme please!


Route 116 Encounter.


Yeesh, I was and still am low on names.

Grinding montage! Yes, I did grind manually till the time it would take got out of hand


Okay, I think i'm ready to take on Roxanne ...



Enters Gym



I swear, Earthquake on the first battle...


One of these things is not like the others.


Neat!


Welp, here goes - I hope nobody dies. I don't have any healing items.


Nothing major - Thunder Wave and Seismic Toss.


Magical Leaf is enough to take it down.


I can't believe that a Sunflora with Synthesis is doing so well here. Damn.


Its time to switch out though, I'm out of Synthesis PP.


DANG IT


Eventually it goes down thank god.


Gildarts crashes through that Anorith like a truck. :)


I mean, I expected this but FUCK


Good job Tamerlein, come back!


Wait why would that be on its moves - OHH ITS TO STOP WATER MOVES damn roxanne


Good thing I have 2 Ground types in the team.


Mud Shot wasn't working well, so I switched Maia for Gaffe.


Its too late Shuckle, oma-


DAMMIT


Dig provides enough damage however that the Toxic damage KOes it.


YEET

... i'm sorry that's all i can right now. it's almost all i can say nowadays. :sweatdrop:


And that be the Stone Badge. Battle was kinda short, but we all expect that to change soon enough, don't we?
 

Nimbostratus

Ambitious But Rubbish
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Heh, Beeyonce is a good name for a—aaaand it's dead

still, that's been your only death so far? that's pretty damn impressive
 

Xurkitree

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@Mattman324 : GOSHDANGIT curse u

@Nimbostratus: Um, I had 2 deaths in the run upto now - the second was Liafen the Oddish. I didn't say much about it though haha

Hey look i'm actually motivated to do another update yay - maybe i'll actually finish this!


Welcome to the Long Road home, where I figure out how do I path all these routes properly.


Ah, the unchanging in a changing world. Nice.


How does a grunt get their hands on that?


All right, its going well - everything fits the theme and is easy to kill -


I cursed myself dammit


Thank god its a Carvanha


She has my only sleep move - everyone else doesn't stand a chance otherwise.


That should be it right?


Wait no


How does that Voltorb do anything?


yeet fetchquest complete


oh no
delivery time


I doubt I can say no to this...


Full team already? Daaamnit


A Phanpy using Ice Shard in Gen 3? How Farfetch'd!


Ice shard is hella useful.


I'm pretty overlevelled, but i guess not ALL people can keep up with my greatness.


The fact that I can't heal in battle or do anything else for that matter, does provide a new spin on things.


Boy am I glad that Hypnosis is a thing for Alarmia.


Plusle of all things? Plusle?


Woohoo!


Oh hey dad. Yes i do want to die. No I won't be dying by your hand. See ya!


3 tiles of grass for us. Hooray!


Low name? Mighty words from someone having the high ground.


Accurate.


Of course you should know, you live in it!
In Hoenn, its forbidden by law to break the 4th wall
Okay.


I'm getting good fighting types in this patch of grass.


More Fairy Tail references!


I already have a Ground-type, so off you go!


Excellent moveset, can abuse Pure Power immediately.


Team Aqua: Our spies are everywhere...


Well that was ironic.



There was a Tentacool which managed to poison Mirajane.


Dammit, why won't you die!


Stop cooking everyone!


Alarmia could put it to sleep -


PHEW that was close


AND IT WOKE UP MOTHER FUCK -


Dammit, I was hoping you would last a bit longer...


GO TO SLEEP GO TO SLEEP


Stay down. Final warning.


Man, Team Aqua have a fuckton of pokemon reserves.


Death 3.


YOU'RE NO SLOWPOKE WHAT THE FUCK


Well shit.


For obvious reasons I'll have to beat Brawly before heading in. A Kaizo maze requiring Flash cannot be trusted.


This. This is good.


That's a tough capture, but we got it!


Janus, the twin-headed monster.


Its best that I go and get some levels.


Why game, Why?!


`Shanghaiing or crimping is the practice of kidnapping people to serve as sailors by coercive techniques such as trickery, intimidation, or violence.`
I'm pretty sure you got shanghaied already, considering you're part of Team Aqua.


And here's a Silk Scarf. Probably won't be used though.

Next Update: Brawly and Flash mazes.
 

Mattman324

Blame this on the misfortunes of your birth.
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159
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Jun 30, 2019
Messages
2,409
Location
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Nature
Adamant
Pronouns
YUUSHA
Pokémon Type
Electric, Steel
Pokédex Entry
KITA KITA KITA
Team Aqua: Our spies are everywhere...
It’s like how the villains in some TV shows seem to somehow always know the exact moment when the heroes are vulnerable to strike, even when it makes no goddamn sense.

YOU'RE NO SLOWPOKE WHAT THE FUCK
Octillery’s movepool is vast.
 

Dumboldore

A mysterious creature not listed in the Pokédex.
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624
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53
That was some Porygon indeed. Rest in peace Bombyx, you have done well.

All regular Aqua grunts already possessing full teams... Sheesh. Kaizo does not at all joke around.
 

Xurkitree

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@Mattman324 : I guess we'll have to live with weird ass coverage.

@Dumboldore : Full teams are gruelling and take up a lot of memory in screenshots. RIP Sunflora, you actually were used.

I was stalled by imgur growing increasingly hostile towards me. I don't know why. This took a long time.


Welcome to another update of this godforsaken quest, where we're now encountering Wobuffet's pre-evo in a Fighting Gym. Wynaut? It can't be worse than anything else right?


I've heard that the No Items/No EVs decision was taken in part due to Gen 3's atrocious AI. I can see why....


I ain't complaining about this coverage.


SubSpore AAAAAA


This shit is reeaallly annoying


oh god oh fuck


Its a good thing I have sleep moves of my own.


The Gym trainers are packing the POWAH


jesus, this is getting stale fast.

And you know, when you think about it, it actually makes sense - Wobuffets are literal punching bags, perfect for use in a Fighting-type gym.


Yay for Toxic!


After this we did some grinding to get everyone up to par.


Strap in, this is a long one.


Intimidate. That's kinda ruude.


Fake Out is useful, and while Hitmontop uses Secret Power,


I use Confusion.


Tamerlein has a good resist against Fighting moves.


I'm really really lucky the haker didn't put any sort of punching coverage on this guy or else i would be screwed.


I'm really just chucking what ever i've got.


Water Pulse. Nothing to see here, move along.


Mud Shot! It lowers speed, huge plus.


Ha! Take that, frog!


Now that's just ruuuude.


Half way there...


You can't hit me if you're asleep!


uhhhh

WAHT


Now that is just fucking cruel aaaa


The AI loses out for once but goddamn the Sleep Talk strat


Yes! Good boy.


I take the hit and switch out.


What the fuck


The Speed Drop actually lowered the speed below my own.


Yes! The last one.


Janus fights back with his own moves, but can't stay in much longer.


Alarmia tanks the Force Palm on the switch-in and...


That's another Gym down!

All right, I'm cutting short the update since Imgur has been open for 2 days now, and my total system uptime is 4 days and 5 hours. Gotta restart.
 

Honey Badger

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Messages
425
Ah, underleveled evolutions, the true Kaizo experience. Sleep Talk is really clever though.

Nice job handling this gym, and good luck beating Emerald Kaizo as well as Imgur Kaizo.
 

Lumaeus

Conqueror of the Cianwood Gym
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Team Alpha
Pokédex No.
239
Caught
Jul 1, 2019
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338
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Kokiri Forest
Nature
Brave
Pronouns
he/him
Pokémon Type
Grass, Cute
Pokédex Entry
This Pokémon is trying its best to fight the good fight.
Goodness! These gyms are giving you a run for your money while you're overleveled. I fear what will happen as the level cap is reached.
 

TheTRUEgge

Ethos is okay, actually
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1,395
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Fire, Fairy
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This Pokémon has too many ideas for their own good.
Dang, your Noctowl is doing a ton of work in this! Good luck, these games are absurd
 

Nedlocke1

Fan of Forums
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664
Caught
Aug 12, 2019
Messages
932
Location
Nuvema Town
Nature
Lax
Pokémon Type
Fire, Water, Clever
Jesus, this game is BRUTAL.
Drinking game: Take a drink everytime someone is below 10 HP. You'll be dead..
 

Xurkitree

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@Honey Badger :Thanks for the luck!

@Lumaeus : Bad things happen, but the level cap is still far off.

@TheTRUEgge : Thanks! Noctowls are cool :)

@Nedlocke1 : dude im underage and hate alcohol dangit

Okay Imgur fixed itself today, so I managed to get some 120-odd images up. Let's see how this goes.


Today, on what ever this is going to be, we explore Granite Cave to find Steven. Gotta get a Flash slave because i don't want to burden the team with such a useless move, which can't even be used in Kaizo due to limited PP. I'm not kidding, Flash has been nerfed.


That's better.


YOU'VE GOT TO be fucking meeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee

*screeching in the distance*


But wait, there's more!



How the fuck do I get up there?


Lots of sliding and crashing later


Oh hey Steven


Yeah all right fine i'll be taking the boat now bye!


Really? Can't a person just enjoy a nice relaxing cruise without being jumped like that?


More Double Battles YAY


I tried moving ahead, and found this for a change. Weird.


Might as well.


Yet you don't realise i'm talking to you from the middle of wall.




Obligatory i guess.


Which one? I fought 2.


But the plot!


Oh hey -


FUCK


Other than that minor scare, the battle was uneventful.


Second Battle -


I couldn't even heal in the middle sad


Having status is so damn useful


Again, this is pretty easy - fighting 2 full teams back to back without healing isn't very fair after all.


As the game progresses, the evil team teams have vaguer and vaguer movesets. That's all.


'You must pay 50 dollars to get in -'
'I'm already in.'


Still locked? I guess he's really making a Kaizo trap.


Back at Slateport, we see trainers with Unown.


Score!


Ampharos are good bulky bois, as demonstrated by my Crystal Kaizo nuzlocke.

which still hasn't been ported yet, mods where u at


Early Sludge Bomb yahoo!


OH BOY We're in for a treat


This shouldn't be thaaaat bad -


say sike right now


Mud Shot is an easy OHKO, but that's some real coverage right there.


I really should have expected this but its my only option


Rock Slide MISSED YEET


Goddamn Drill Run


Ofcourse, Maia takes it like a champ and kills it with Magnitude or whatever.


Croconaw vs Mawile. Battle of the Biters


And Croconaw is winning heck


I think Ice Fang was a terrible idea to switch into.


Clean,Mean and Extreme kills today


'Ah good Charmeleon, good, tap into your inner Dragon'


Gildarts is so damn tanky its hilarious and i love him


Finally, we reach Mauville after being forced to fight everybody along the grass rip


I normally take the Mach Bike since its faster, but I don't trust Kaizo and Mt.Chimney is coming up soon. It could be handy.


okay look like I think Wally is a hoax


Like seriously, he has just 1 Pokemon at this point, and he didn't even catch that damn Ralts because of the new movesets being too strong


Oh. Well shit.

I didn't realise this game had Ralts as its level 100 Route boss or whatever.

Clearly that Ralts is too strong for any new trainer to handle, so he must be controlled by someone.


Even better, he's just an illusion made by the Ralts to get a free trip with money from a childless couple.


Yeaaah that's reeeaal helpful


Is the Ralts going to sleep forever or what?


ORAN BERRY OMG IM DYING


Good thing this ... whatever ... has no damaging moves.


Nobody died to it thank god


Time to take on Cycling Road -


Oh, so the Earthquakes are already starting huh.


Now this was really lucky.


FUCK


Aw man god fucking dammit
Medicham would have been awesome


Okay Alarmia, time to do this all over again...


Stupid fucking Porygon


How does a triathelete get their hands on a Beldum?


4 of 30 spots filled. We might get through this without major destruction of the box!


Ain't that path just great?


Did some training by beating the trainers.


The grass in Mauville is remarkably well hidden


Okay fine Pikachu


Spark plugs do ignite stuff right?


okay with such a moveset i wouldn't mind having you.

Next Time: We really overgrind
 

TheTRUEgge

Ethos is okay, actually
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1,395
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Quiet
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She/Her
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Fire, Fairy
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This Pokémon has too many ideas for their own good.
^ Agreed

Aw dang, it sucks to have another death. Good luck with the next gym, though! Is there a reason you don’t take the trainers on in singles when you can?
 

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