- Join Date
- Nov 1, 2018
- Benjamin, James, Pemderp
- Time Zone
- UTC -8 (Pacific Time)
- 3DS FC
- Switch FC
Intro and Rules
After seeing so many people try Idolockes, I couldn’t help but try one myself. It just looks like fun!
This should be an interesting run. One, because I’m horrible at nuzlockes. Two because my knowledge on idols is limited outside of Zombie Land Saga. And three, because I’ll have to get more creative with my commentary. I hope this run is as fun to read as it was writing it!
Here are the rules! (The creator of this run made a decent list of rules, but I thought I would just rewrite what they said.)
1. Choose a difficulty for the “School Idol Festival” part of the run. I’ll go with Normal difficultly for the songs as I’m new to this game. More on this later.
2. If a Pokémon faints, it’s “off the team.” This rule is the same as a normal nuzlocke.
3. You can only catch the first female Pokémon in the area. If it’s a boy or genderless Pokémon, it cannot be caught. Gotta keep it faithful to the idol anime. Dupes clause (if it’s a Pokémon you’ve already used, you can search for another),legendary clause (legendaries can be caught if they are female and the first encounter), and shiny clause (any shiny can be caught) apply on default.
4. After catching a Pokémon, you have to preform an “audition.” This is done by playing “Love Live: School Idol Festival.” Your rank on a song determines the odds of the audition being successful. “S” rank combos give you and 100% chance of getting the Pokémon while no combo prevents you from using the Pokémon period.
5. All Pokémon must have nicknamed, preferably Japanese ones. Since I don’t know many Japanese names, I’ll use a random name generator.
6. Pokémon must be put in idol groups of three. Basically your first three caught Pokémon make one group and your next three make the second group. When you send out a Pokémon from one group, you can only switch into other Pokemon from that group. Think of it as something similar to pairs in Wedlockes.
7. As long as there are usable Pokémon in the PC or daycare, the challenge is not over. White outs simply result in that group being unusable.
8. The challenge’s rules don’t apply until I get Pokéballs.
With that out of the way, let’s begin the challenge!
Chapter 1: An Amateur's Slip Up
As games I think ORAS are the weakest remakes. With Heart Gold and Soul Silver leaving such high expectations, it would’ve been nearly impossible for these games to be as good as their predecessors. ORAS Improved the music drastically while reducing the difficulty. That’s why I’m glad Challenge runs exist. They can make easy games like this rewarding.
We start with me soft resetting for a female Torchic. I know the rules don’t apply until I get Pokéballs, but by Arceus I’m going to be consistent. Also May is a precious bean that deserves all the happiness in the Pokémon world. She is such a sweet rival.
Thanks to the random name generator, my female Torchic was given the name Chinatsu. Didn’t even know that name existed.
My first female encounter was a Poochyena. This time, the name generator went with Reina. Another pretty name!
Since this is my first encounter, I’ll have to prove Reina's skill on Love Live: School Idol Festival.
The game is really wholesome. I imagine the anime is the same.
The song I chose was “Strawberry Trapper.” Odd name for a song, but it was catchy.
I failed miserably. It was my first full song and I lost all my stamina. I’ll be practicing off screen before I try on another Pokémon.
I’m actually really enjoying this game. More than I thought actually. The gameplay is easy to learn but hard to master.
After this run, I’m totally doing an Elite Beat Agents variation. I’ll post the idea on the rules thread once I finish planning it out.
After some practice, I went to the next route and caught a Wurmple. Her name is Tsubasa!
To improve my chances of getting a good combo, I went to Torikoriko Please!!
Thankfully I got a C! Not a great rank, but it’s a start. Sadly, my poor combo prevented me from having a shot at keeping Tsubasa.
So far, all I have is Chinatsu. I guess I’ll just have to practice and get better at the rhythm game.