MarriPlays: Pokémon Black 2 and White 2

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Hey everyone! After a long wait, I'm excited to announce the reboot of an old series that we had on Azurilland: MarriPlays! Feel free to join the rest of the forums as we replay Pokémon Black 2 and White 2 this time with @theDINOsaurus joining me as a host! Also sorry it took so long to get this up and running heheheheheheh

What's this thread for?
This thread is really similar to the "progress lounge" that we make whenever a new game comes out feel free to use it to give updates, talk about the game itself, or even ask a question! The whole purpose of this event is to simulate that "new game feel" with the rest of the forums, so be sure to go all out.

Weekly updates
Every week either me or Dino will post an update with a question, naming theme, and goal for the week. That being said, how you play through the game is totally up to you! You don't need to use our naming themes or follow our goals, just as long as you're playing through the game you're welcome to post here.

The goals will be set up so that at the end of the playthrough, everyone will have reached the end. For these games, the end goal will be beating the Pokémon League and entering the hall of fame. If you want to pace yourself differently and play through the post game too, go for it! To claim the MarriPlays badge though, you'll need to finish the game. Don't let that stop you though if you're late that's fine, just as long as you signed up before the playthrough ended. :winkazurill:

Battling and trading
Unfortunately official support for Wi-Fi on Nintendo DS games has ended, but don't let that get you down! You can still simulate battles with other players on Pokémon Showdown if you want. If you're feeling really adventurous you could also look into using unofficial Wi-Fi servers, but you'll need to get that worked out on your own if you want to do that. If you're interested in battling or trading, be sure to point it out on your sign up form!

Other ways to play
Some people might find a casual playthrough a bit lackluster, so if you're in the mood for a challenge by all means go for it! Anyone can play however that want, whether that means doing a Nuzlocke or putting other restrictions on yourself. We also allow people to play ROM hacks as long as they follow the same general story as the main games. However, linking to ROMs, patches, or emulators is still against the forum rules and not allowed.

How do I join?
To join the forum playthrough, just fill out this form and post it in the thread!
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Which game you're playing:

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Previous Playthroughs:
- Azurilland Plays: Pokémon Black and White
- Azurilland Plays: Pokémon Diamond, Pearl, and Platinum
- Azurilland Plays: Pokémon X and Y
- Azurilland Plays: Pokémon Heart Gold and Soul Silver
 

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Username: seaturtle
In-game name: Chris
Willing to battle using Pokémon Showdown: Sure
Which game you're playing: Black 2

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Username: theDINOsaurus
In-game name: Eggs
Willing to battle using Pokémon Showdown: yes
Which game you're playing: Black 2

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Username: shhmew
In-game name: shhmew
Willing to battle using Pokémon Showdown: no
Which game you're playing: white 2

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Username: Biohazard
In-game name: Lycoris
Willing to battle using Pokémon Showdown: No
Which game you're playing: Pokémon White 2

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Username: Vivid Stardust
In-game name: Vivid
Willing to battle using Pokémon Showdown: Yep! I don’t use Showdown much though, so I might need a little help there.
Which game you're playing: Black 2

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Username: Moonwatcher
In-game name: Haven't decided yet; will edit once I've started.
Willing to battle using Pokémon Showdown: Sure.
Which game you're playing: White 2

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Username: Kaori
In-game name: Vee
Willing to battle using Pokemon Showdown: Yes
Which game you're playing: White 2

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Username: Rainbow Rocket Grunt
In-game name: Lulu
Willing to battle using Pokémon Showdown: Yea sure!
Which game you're playing: Black 2

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Username: Rockie
In-game name: Rockie
Willing to battle using Pokémon Showdown: Possibly, still unsure. Leave it as a no for now.
Which game you're playing: Black 2

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Username: SAF
In-game name: Chitose (I'll play as a boy here)
Willing to battle using Pokémon Showdown: ayup. I mean, :wynaut:?
Which game you're playing: Black 2

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Username: Giron
In-game name: Thalia
Willing to battle using Pokémon Showdown: No.
Which game you're playing: White 2

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Username: LRachelR5
In-game name: Lucy
Willing to battle using Pokémon Showdown: Sure
Which game you're playing: Black 2

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Username: Applechrisp
In-game name: Chrisp
Willing to battle using Pokemon Shwodown: Maybe, I'm not really sure yet.
Which game you're playing: White 2

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Username: Flo
In-game name: Velvet
Willing to battle using Pokémon Showdown: Nah
Which game you're playing: White 2

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Username: ~Kilza~
In-game name: ~Kilza~
Willing to battle using Pokémon Showdown: Yes
Which game you're playing: Black 2

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Username: Varhii
In-game name: Dahlia
Willing to battle using Pokémon Showdown: Nah
Which game you're playing: Black 2 Challenge Mode Nuzlocke

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Username: smoky
In-game name: smoky
Willing to battle using Pokémon Showdown: no ty
Which game you're playing: white 2

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Username: Felly
In-game name: Aspen
Willing to battle using Pokémon Showdown: Sure!
Which game you're playing: White 2

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Username: Bunnie
In-game name: Bunnie
Willing to battle using Pokémon Showdown: no
Which game you're playing: white 2

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Username: Mystical
In-game name: Isabel
Willing to battle using Pokémon Showdown: yeah why not
Which game you're playing: White 2

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Username: The Griddler
In-Game Name: Blk Knight
Willing to battle using Pokemon Showdown: Pass
Which game are you playing: Black 2 on a Medieval Time Warp challenge

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Username: Bones Barlow
In-game name: Bones
Willing to battle using Pokémon Showdown: Nah
Which game you're playing: Black 2

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Username: Pendraflare
In-game name: Taryn
Willing to battle on Pokemon Showdown: Yes
Which game you're playing: White 2 Challenge Mode

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Username: Rex
In-game name: April
Willing to battle using Pokémon Showdown: Sure
Which game you're playing: White 2
 
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Week 1 — First Steps
Let's go everybody! We're back in Unova, starting our adventure and picking our starter Pokemon. The goal for this week will be obtaining the Aspertia City gym badge! I'll see you all after you've beaten Cheren ;)

Question of the week:
What's your favorite Pokemon from the Unova region?

This week's nicknaming theme:
Vegetables!
 

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Which game you're playing: white 2
 

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Pokémon White 2
 

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Heck yeah this is back!!! I was really looking forward to this, since I’ve never participated in one of these before!

Username: Vivid Stardust
In-game name: Vivid
Willing to battle using Pokémon Showdown: Yep! I don’t use Showdown much though, so I might need a little help there.
Which game you're playing: Black 2
 

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I'm already doing a Wedlocke challenge, but what the heck.

Username: Moonwatcher
In-game name: Haven't decided yet; will edit once I've started. Yune
Willing to battle using Pokémon Showdown: Sure.
Which game you're playing: White 2

I'll be doing a Nuzlock of this, as I've played the first 1/3 of this game too many times to be able to play it normally now.

Also, how would the IVs work for showdown battling? Would we go for max IVs to make it fair? If not, how would we check what IV's the pokemon have? (B/W didn't have an IV checker in-game until after the E4 I believe.)
 
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Also, how would the IVs work for showdown battling? Would we go for max IVs to make it fair? If not, how would we check what IV's the pokemon have? (B/W didn't have an IV checker in-game until after the E4 I believe.)
Theoretically you can do Showdown battles however you like, but if you look at the Pokemon's stat page you should be able to play around with the numbers to get everything to the right value. Having the exact IV spread is unnecessary as long as the numbers all line up!
 

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I have yet to play through B/W 2 properly so this will be a great opportunity to do so.

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Willing to battle using Pokemon Showdown: Yes
Which game you're playing: White 2
 

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Which game you're playing: Black 2
 

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Yeehaw! I'm already playing a Black randomiser and a Platinum soul link but who cares! I'll make time.

Username: Rockie
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Willing to battle using Pokémon Showdown: Possibly, still unsure. Leave it as a no for now.
Which game you're playing: Black 2
 

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Willing to battle using Pokémon Showdown: ayup. I mean, :wynaut:?
Which game you're playing: Black 2

Btw I've been wanting to play this as a String Hexalocke with similar rules as my Alpha Sapphire one. Not without a little tweak from it, though.
  • The top 3 Nuzlocke rules are in effect: only first encounter per area can be caught, must name everything (I'll follow MarriPlays nicknaming themes for this one), and fainted Pokemon are basically dead (though in this case, I'd rather say that the Pokemon "breaks its instrument").
  • All instruments are repaired (read: deaths don't count) when:
    • Auto-heal ensues with no access to PC (idk whether this actually happens in BW2, but gotta put this just in case)
    • After Showdown battles (as I said in the sign-up form, I'm up for Showdown battles in case anybody gonna challenge me)
  • Dupes clause is recommended here because I'll classify Pokemon based on their types. In this case, I'll use Shuffle-style grouping (as in Pokemon types in Pokemon Shuffle). And please note that groupings may change depending on evolution (e.g. Eevee) or item-induced type change (e.g. Arceus) or form change (e.g. Oricorio). In-battle form change (e.g. Castform) doesn't count, though

  • Gifts and eggs given by NPCs can be used as bonus encounters.
  • Shiny and legendary Pokemon can be considered as virtuosos, so they can be caught as bonus encounters. However, only a virtuoso per instrument can be in the party at the same time (total up to 3 virtuosos).
  • HM buddies can be caught only if I absolutely have to. Their placement must follow the instrument grouping and must not be used for battles if they break the top 3 Nuzlocke rules.
  • All these rules only kick in after receiving my first Pokeballs.

Edit: Added the in-game name and edited the rules a little bit
 
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Well, I might as well give it a go. Didn't finish Y or SoulSilver, but I might be able to finish this. Idk, I haven't played W2 in quite a while.

Username: Giron
In-game name: Thalia
Willing to battle using Pokémon Showdown: No.
Which game you're playing: White 2

Oh, and I'll be doing the Memory Linking thing to my AzuriPlays BW file, too. Just have to enter the Entralink once and then I think I'm good to go on the flashback front. Not sure whether I'll do a straight playthrough or some sort of challenge, yet.
 
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Which game you're playing: Black 2
 

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Which game you're playing: White 2
 

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One more question. Would I be allowed to make a separate thread for my playthough, or does it have to only be posted here?
 

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Which game you're playing: White 2

Edit: Beat Cheren. Team is currently Level 15 Lillipup, Level 14 Mareep, Level 13 Purrloin. I only got beaten twice ;;
 
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Username: ~Kilza~
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Willing to battle using Pokémon Showdown: Yes
Which game you're playing: Black 2
 

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Which game you're playing: Black 2 Challenge Mode Nuzlocke
 

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