Nuzlocke QCats Ultimate Nuzlocke Challenge - With a Blind Sword Run to Wrap It Up!

QCat18

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Verdant Cavern Trial Update

Well.. disaster is an understatement for the start of this game. I lost the Inkay I caught on Route 1 to Ilmas Smeargle. It sucks, but no big deal, right? Well, I went on to the trial, and proceeded to lose my Popplio, Abra, ghastly, Zorua, and Spearow to the Totem Raticate. I squeaked out of it with only my Buneary.. Great.. I did catch a Zubat on my way out of verdant Cavern, so there's that. We'll see if I can pull out anything from this disaster.

Buneary
Zubat

Starter - Popplio (Dead)
Route 1 (North) - Buneary
Route 1 (South) - Inkay (Dead)
Trainer School - Zorua (Dead)
Hau'oli City - Abra (Dead)
Hau'oli Cemetery - Ghastly (Dead)
Route 2 - Spearow (Dead)
Verdant Cavern - Zubat
 

SkylarAlpha

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Totems can be very scary if you're not fully prepared...
 

SAF

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Totems can be very scary if you're not fully prepared...
As someone who does her own nuzlocke in Ultra Sun, I gotta agree with that. You'll want to go for an extra mile by overleveling your team and stock up tons of medicines and/or berries.
 

QCat18

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Yeah.. I've actually finished a few USUM nuzlockes before. I think I over estimated my Popplio (who was 15). And he took a Crit off the bat, which put me in a bad spot.
 

QCat18

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Ultra Moon Update

After my losses in the first trial, I was in a pretty bad spot. I caught a Petlil in Melemele Meadow, but then I went into seaward cavern and faced the Ultra Recon Squad. The Forfrou wiped my team. First loss on this Ultimate Nuzlocke run. Pretty disappointing, but I'll start back up soon.

Starter - Popplio (Dead)
Route 1 (North) - Buneary (Dead)
Route 1 (South) - Inkay (Dead)
Trainer School - Zorua (Dead)
Hau'oli City - Abra (Dead)
Hau'oli Cemetery - Ghastly (Dead)
Route 2 - Spearow (Dead)
Verdant Cavern - Zubat (Dead)
Melemele Meadow - Petlil (Dead)
 

Wolf

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Ultra Moon Update

After my losses in the first trial, I was in a pretty bad spot. I caught a Petlil in Melemele Meadow, but then I went into seaward cavern and faced the Ultra Recon Squad. The Forfrou wiped my team. First loss on this Ultimate Nuzlocke run. Pretty disappointing, but I'll start back up soon.

Starter - Popplio (Dead)
Route 1 (North) - Buneary (Dead)
Route 1 (South) - Inkay (Dead)
Trainer School - Zorua (Dead)
Hau'oli City - Abra (Dead)
Hau'oli Cemetery - Ghastly (Dead)
Route 2 - Spearow (Dead)
Verdant Cavern - Zubat (Dead)
Melemele Meadow - Petlil (Dead)
Oh wow I'm so sorry
 

QCat18

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Ultra Moon Attempt 2.. First Update/Verdant Cavern.

I rolled a Popplio again as my starter for this run. After dredging through all of the intro dialogue I made it back to Verdant Cavern without any issues. I took on the Totem Raticate with Popplio once again.. This time I opened with 2 rotom boosts, and easily took it down. Overall, this run has started a million times better. Fingers crossed it continues.

Brionne
Abra
Zubat
Makuhita
Noibat
Grimer

Starter - Popplio - Brionne
Route 1 (North) - Yungoose
Route 1 (South) - wingull
Trainer School - Grimer
Hau'oli City - Abra
Sandy Cave - Zubat
Hau'oli Cemetery - None
Route 2 - Makuhita
Verdant Cavern - Noibat
 

QCat18

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Kahuna Hala Update

I managed to not lose to Ultra Recons Furfrou this time around. I lost my Kadabra to a pursuit crit from Halas Crabrawler, but finished out the Battle with no other losses.

Zubat
Brionne
Grimer
Makuhita
Noibat

Starter - Popplio - Brionne
Route 1 (North) - Yungoose
Route 1 (South) - wingull
Trainer School - Grimer
Hau'oli City - Abra - Kadabra (Dead)
Sandy Cave - Zubat
Hau'oli Cemetery - None
Route 2 - Makuhita
Verdant Cavern - Noibat
Melemele Meadow - Petilil
Seaward Cave - Psyduck
Route 3 - Hawlucha
 

QCat18

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Sorry for disappearing everyone. I still intend to finish this up, I’ve just been hit full force in the face by life. I’m going to try to start playing again this weekend and get some updates here.
 

QCat18

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Brooklet Hill Update

Hey everyone! It’s been a while but I’m starting to continue my run through Ultra Moon! I finished up the Brooklet Hill Trial this morning, so here we go!
I lost a couple of Pokémon between my last update and here, but nothing game ending. Golbat easily won this trial for me. With an X Attack, eating a bubble, and then a Supersonic Skystrike, I one shotted the totem Araquanid. In addition my Golbat leveled up off of the kill, and now I’m rocking a nice new Crobat. On to the next!

Brionne
Crobat
Grimer
Makuhita
Eevee
Butterfree

Route 1 (North) - Yungoose
Route 1 (South) - wingull
Trainer School - Grimer
Hau'oli City - Abra - Kadabra (Dead)
Sandy Cave - Zubat - Golbat - Crobat
Hau'oli Cemetery - None
Route 2 - Makuhita
Verdant Cavern - Noibat (Dead)
Melemele Meadow - Petilil
Seaward Cave - Psyduck
Route 3 - Hawlucha
Ten Carat Hill - Rockruff (Dead)
Route 4 - Mudbray
Paniola Town -
Paniola Ranch - Eevee (egg)
Route 5 - Caterpie - Metapod - Butterfree
Brooklet Hill - Surskit
 

tacobowler

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I always am interested in thoughts for evolution when an eevee is on the team.
 

QCat18

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I always am interested in thoughts for evolution when an eevee is on the team.
I think I’m going to go for an Espeon. Since I lost my Kadabra early, I think it will be the best for my team. I love Sylveon, but no need since I have Brionne.
 

tacobowler

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Espeon is my favorite, with Joltean 1a and Vaporeon 1b. Don't really like any of the other ones (although admittedly I've never used Leafeon and Glaceon)
 

QCat18

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Wela Volcano Update

This was another fairly easy win for me. I went in with Brionne, and opened with a Z water. Unfortunately the totem Marowak opened with detect so it was a bit of a wash and waste of my Z. I followed up with a Bubblebeam and Aqua Jet to finish it off, then took down the Salazzle.

Brionne
Espeon
Crobat
Grimer
Hariyama
Butterfree

Starter - Popplio - Brionne
Route 1 (North) - Yungoose
Route 1 (South) - wingull
Trainer School - Grimer
Hau'oli City - Abra - Kadabra (Dead)
Sandy Cave - Zubat - Golbat - Crobat
Hau'oli Cemetery - None
Route 2 - Makuhita - Hariyama
Verdant Cavern - Noibat (Dead)
Melemele Meadow - Petilil
Seaward Cave - Psyduck
Route 3 - Hawlucha
Ten Carat Hill - Rockruff (Dead)
Route 4 - Mudbray
Paniola Town -
Paniola Ranch - Eevee (egg) - Espeon
Route 5 - Caterpie - Metapod - Butterfree
Brooklet Hill - Surskit
Route 6 - Lillipup
Wela Volcano Park - Fletchling
 

tacobowler

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How would you rate the nuzloke difficulty in Gen 7 games as opposed to other games?
 

QCat18

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Lush Jungle Update

Well, I definitely forgot that the fights here were back to back to back, so I wasn’t prepared at all for the Totem Lurantis. I lost Hariyama and Espeon before managing to finish it and the Keckleon off. Time for some team decisions and a bit of rebuilding.

Brionne
Crobat
Grimer
Salandit

Starter - Popplio - Brionne
Route 1 (North) - Yungoose
Route 1 (South) - wingull
Trainer School - Grimer
Hau'oli City - Abra - Kadabra (Dead)
Sandy Cave - Zubat - Golbat - Crobat
Hau'oli Cemetery - None
Route 2 - Makuhita - Hariyama (Dead)
Verdant Cavern - Noibat (Dead)
Melemele Meadow - Petilil
Seaward Cave - Psyduck
Route 3 - Hawlucha
Ten Carat Hill - Rockruff (Dead)
Route 4 - Mudbray
Paniola Town -
Paniola Ranch - Eevee (egg) - Espeon (Dead)
Route 5 - Caterpie - Metapod - Butterfree
Brooklet Hill - Surskit
Route 6 - Lillipup
Wela Volcano Park - Fletchling
Route 7 - Diglett
Route 8 - Salandit
Lush Jungle - Bonsley
 

QCat18

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Kahuna Olivia Update

I spent some time rebuilding with some new catches and leveling up after the Lush Jungle losses. I was lucky enough to get a Larvitar in Diglett cave(due in no small part to the fact I already had a Diglett and Zubat) and a Gastly in Memorial Hill. Kahuna Olivia was tough but thanks to some timely swap ins I managed to not take any losses and finish up the Island.

Brionne
Larvitar
Salandit
Gengar
Grimer

Starter - Popplio - Brionne
Route 1 (North) - Yungoose
Route 1 (South) - wingull
Trainer School - Grimer
Hau'oli City - Abra - Kadabra (Dead)
Sandy Cave - Zubat - Golbat - Crobat (Dead)
Hau'oli Cemetery - None
Route 2 - Makuhita - Hariyama (Dead)
Verdant Cavern - Noibat (Dead)
Melemele Meadow - Petilil
Seaward Cave - Psyduck
Route 3 - Hawlucha
Ten Carat Hill - Rockruff (Dead)
Route 4 - Mudbray
Paniola Town -
Paniola Ranch - Eevee (egg) - Espeon (Dead)
Route 5 - Caterpie - Metapod - Butterfree
Brooklet Hill - Surskit
Route 6 - Lillipup
Wela Volcano Park - Fletchling
Route 7 - Diglett
Route 8 - Salandit
Lush Jungle - Bonsley
Diglett Tunnel - Larvitar
Memorial Hill - Gastly - Haunter - Gengar
Akala Outskirts- Stufful (Dead)
 

QCat18

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Hokulani Observatory Update

I was able to make some good catches and replenish my team after Kahuna Olivia. I did some leveling and training in Maile City on routes 10/11. The trial went smooth. I decided just to overpower the totem because of its defense boost. Despite having nothing super effective, Gengar tore through the totem for an easy win.

Primarina
Gengar
Salazzle
Crabrawler
Magneton

Starter - Popplio - Brionne - Primarina
Route 1 (North) - Yungoose
Route 1 (South) - wingull
Trainer School - Grimer
Hau'oli City - Abra - Kadabra (Dead)
Sandy Cave - Zubat - Golbat - Crobat (Dead)
Hau'oli Cemetery - None
Route 2 - Makuhita - Hariyama (Dead)
Verdant Cavern - Noibat (Dead)
Melemele Meadow - Petilil
Seaward Cave - Psyduck
Route 3 - Hawlucha
Ten Carat Hill - Rockruff (Dead)
Route 4 - Mudbray
Paniola Town -
Paniola Ranch - Eevee (egg) - Espeon (Dead)
Route 5 - Caterpie - Metapod - Butterfree
Brooklet Hill - Surskit
Route 6 - Lillipup
Wela Volcano Park - Fletchling
Route 7 - Diglett
Route 8 - Salandit - Salazzle
Lush Jungle - Bonsley
Diglett Tunnel - Larvitar - Pupitar
Memorial Hill - Gastly - Haunter - Gengar
Akala Outskirts- Stufful (Dead)
Hano Beach - Pumkumuk
Malie Garden - Araquanid
Outer Cape - Magnemite - Magneton
Route 10 - Crabrawler
Route 11 - None
Mount Hokulani - Elgyem
 

QCat18

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How would you rate the nuzloke difficulty in Gen 7 games as opposed to other games?
Hmm. That’s tough. I’ll try ranking them based on my experience playing through them all. (Easiest to hardest)

1. X - It wasn’t my lowest loss game, but I wasn’t focusing a ton on the play through. XY have always been the easiest for me to Nuzlocke.

2. Omega Ruby - This run through ended up being cake with only two losses for me. ORAS have also probably been the games I’ve played the most challenges on so that may have helped.

3. Platinum - This was my first DPP play through ever.. even normally, so I wasn’t too familiar with anything in it. Despite that, the run went decent for me.

4. Soul Silver - This was hard early on because the lack of decent Pokémon I found/had access to, and the sheer amount of grinding I had to do. After the first 6 or 7 badges though, the rest of the game was a breeze.

5. Ultra Moon - While these games may be some of the easiest for Normal play throughs, I have a healthy respect for them on a nuzlocke. So far this is the only game I’ve wiped on(albeit it was pretty early on). So many of the trainers have Pokémon that just mess you up out of nowhere. Not to mention some of the totem Pokémon will destroy your team, even if you’re prepared.

6. White 2 - This was definitely the most difficult for me. Between tough grinding, tough trainers left and right, not reusing TMs, and not much variety in what I was finding, White 2 was every bit of the challenge I hope for in a nuzlocke. It was only through sheer luck that I made it through this game on my first go. Definitely the hardest I’ve played.
 
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