Pokémon Gold/Silver thread

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where do you come up with your nicknames


 
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where do you come up with your nicknames
Funny you should ask—I normally go with a special theme, like Greek Gods or something, but this time, I decided to just pull them straight from the noggin, just to force myself to be creative.

Since I caught Scyther in this game's equivalent of the Safari Zone, it made me think of how someone like Steve Irwin would react to seeing one in the outback. I almost named her "Crikey," but then when I realized she was female, I went with Sheila instead. Aussie slang is fun.

Lanturn is named Peckham after "Peckhamian mimicry," the scientific term for an angler fish's method of predation. Probably the name I'm least proud of on my A-team, but it's grown on me.

When I caught Alkali, she must have used Poison Sting on me six or seven times before I was able to find a safe way to weaken her. She never poisoned me a single time. When a bee sting's venom is not acidic, it's alkali—so I figured that would make a pretty good name.

Rosalie is named after Rosa Bonheur, a French animalière (an artist who paints animals and animal behaviors, just like a Smeargle). When naming Pokémon after real people, I typically use their surnames—but in this case, "Bonheur" happens to sound a lot like "boner," even when pronounced properly. So I just went with her birth name instead. It was too perfect, otherwise.

Skarmory is named Narayan, because I was listening to The Prodigy at the time, and it seemed quite fitting. In Hinduism, Narayana is basically the god of gods.
Last Edit: October 27, 2017, 01:10:41 AM by Verbatim


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So, I had this idea prior to challenging the Elite 4 to try to make this run more interesting for Kanto, but since the Time Capsule doesn't actually work the way I hoped it would, I'm gonna save it for when Pokémon Crystal comes out instead.

Basically, upon reaching Vermilion City, a new extension to the rules would be added that would allow for alternative encounters involving the Time Capsule. In these games, it's possible to send Pokémon from the first generation over to the second—you just need to trade over something that actually existed during Gen I, and you could carry your team from Red, Blue, or Yellow over to the next gen.

In doing this, the Gen I Pokémon you carry over may be carrying some kind of rare or valuable item that cannot be obtained through any other means. Somehow, I never took much advantage of this feature as a kid, even though I would've had a lot of fun with it—so I came up with this idea.

Basically, after beating the Elite 4, my Silver challenge would be put on hold. Then, I would start a new challenge with the same exact ruleset on a fresh Pokémon Yellow file (or Red, or Blue. Doesn't really matter). Once I've completed that Yellow challenge, I could resume playing Silver and make my way through Kanto.

This is where the rule extension comes in. Basically, for every area in Silver's Kanto that has a parallel in Yellow's Kanto, I can either walk around in the grass and encounter something normally, OR, alternatively, I can invoke Time Capsule Clause.

This is a clause that allows me, for every new area, to trade with my previously completed Pokémon Yellow file. This will serve as my one encounter, but the interesting thing is this—the only thing I'm allowed to trade is the Pokémon I found on that specific route in my previous file. So, for example—if, in my Yellow nuzlocke, I found a Magnemite on Route 9, I can THEN sacrifice my one encounter on Route 9 in my Silver nuzlocke, once I actually reach that route. From there, I won't be able to get anything else as normal.

It's totally fair, too, since Time Capsule trades are indeed trades—I'm not gaining Pokémon through this method. I'm losing one and then gaining one. This idea not only promotes variety, but also gives me an opportunity to use a feature I overlooked as a kid, and potentially use some Pokémon I otherwise would never be able to in a nuzlocke, like Golem, Alakazam, Machamp, and Gengar, because I don't typically allow trade evolutions.

This was a great idea, and I was prepared to do it immediately after beating the Elite 4—but unfortunately, it hinged upon the idea that I only needed one 3DS with both Yellow and Silver on it to actually use the Time Capsule. As it turns out, you do in fact need two 3DSs with two separately-purchased copies of the two games loaded onto them.

That's not how it was advertised at all, but whatever.

I'm such a shill for Pokémon anyway, that when Crystal comes out, I'll probably end up buying another 3DS. I kinda want a new one anyway, and I'll purchase Crystal on that machine while using my Yellow file on my old device. I'm making this happen, but it's just a matter of time before the game actually comes out.

Bruh, they make a 2ds that flips now


 
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That said, the less likely I am to use a Pokémon, the less creative I care to be.

I have a Goldeen that I named Monty for basically no reason.

The last Pokémon I caught, Staryu, is named Decarabia, after my favorite Shin Megami Tensei demon.


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ah interesting, i'm not creative at all when it comes to nicknames

unless we're talking about pokemon go, in that game i go to town with insulting nicknames


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Jacob Potila was actually a Jacob Flotilla of lies.- WarTurkey
I named my Sceptile 'Dysfunction'


for obvious reasons


 
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Talk no Jutsu specialist.

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I always name my Blaziken "Kickin' Wing"


 
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>naming your Pokémon
>ever

No thanks.


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I just come up with random names for my pokemon unless I can think of a good joke, like in Sun I named my Alolan Marowak 'Numbskull' 'cause it's a ghost, and my Wimpod was called Greg because I think that's the main character from the Diary of a Wimpy Kid books.


 
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>naming your Pokémon
>ever

No thanks.
wow do you even love your pokémon


 
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Crunch time for the squad. For Blue, I'm gonna try to bring everyone up to level 55, or at least 54.

To help Shuckie stall with Toxic, I taught Protect to Sheila, Alkali, and Narayan. This will also help them scout out dangerous moves, and it's just a cool move to have in general. I also replaced Sheila's Slash with Return.

Looking over some options in the box in case shit hits the fan. Kurama is still on deck should anything horrible happen, but I really hope it doesn't come to that, given how frail he is. If it does, I'll have to teach moves like Sunny Day and Fire Blast, as well as teach Agility to Rosalie, forgoing Substitute (which would suck major ass).

I haven't forgotten about December, Verbette, Mr. Green, or the others either. Just trying to carefully weigh the options.

Worst comes to worst, I have a Snorlax (strongest non-legendary in the game).

If I totally wipe to Blue or Red, though, that'll be curtains for the run. I wouldn't wanna continue after that.
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Sheila the Scyther      - 55 - 134.3333333333333
Peckham the Lanturn     - 55 - 132.3333333333333
Shuckie the Shuckle     - 55 - 131.3333333333333
Narayan the Skarmory    - 55 - 124.6666666666667
Alkali the Beedrill     - 55 - 117
Rosalie the Smeargle    - 55 -  85.83333333333333

I'm ready for Blue now, I think.

I checked Sheila's and Narayan's Hidden Power—they have Ghost and Psychic, respectively. Not very helpful; I got rid of them immediately. On Alkali, I replaced Focus Energy with Return. I think Focus Energy has far outlived its usefulness at this point.

Peckham wanted to learn Hydro Pump at one point, but I made the tough decision to decline it. Surf isn't quite as strong, but it still gets a rain boost on top of Mystic Water, and it's perfectly accurate as well. Accuracy is something I value a whole lot.

Rosalie will hopefully not see any action whatsoever, but I'm having her hold Leftovers just in case.


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Da Husk.
Since my power was out for most of the day I decided to make some progress on Silver since I kinda forgot about it. I made it to Goldenrod City and had quite the interesting battle with Whitney. My original plan of just having Geodude tank everything failed because RNG was a nigger and decided to hit me with a Metronome Hydro Pump. So I MacGyvered my way through by having Croconaw finish off the Clefable and then just keep hitting Miltank with Mud Slaps until it inevitably fainted. I was able to get Miltank's accuracy down by about 3 stages. I then sent out my Flaaffy, T-Waved the Miltank, and spammed Growl until its attack couldn't go any lower. Then I healed Flaaffy up with a potion and whittled Miltank's health down with Thundershocks until it fainted. Flaffy is my MVP now.


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This is slightly off topic, but it still applies to Pokemon. What event Pokemon do you guys have? The last Pokemon game I played extensively before taking a seven year break was Soulsilver, which remains my favorite game. All of my favorites and event Pokemon are on that game.

Recently I have been getting back into Pokemon with Omega Ruby, and I have a copy of Black to use to get my Pokemon into the Bank/transporter.

Anyway, as for what even Pokemon I have, I have a Japanese Mew I got at the 2010 championship event in Arlington. I also have a shiny event Umbreon, and a 2010 Event Celebi. The latter event involved Celebi taking you back in time to the period in-between R&B and G&S, where you battle an in-hiding Giovanni.

I also have a shiny Mightyena and Celebi, but I have no idea how I obtained those.

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Mew

Celebi

Umbreon
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No disintegrations!
Has Crystal even been hinted at/confirmed?
https://daily.pokecommunity.com/2017/09/22/what-happened-to-pokemon-crystals-eshop-release/
"Patches used to allow Virtual Console to work with Crystal have been found in the app code for the Virtual Console versions of Gold and Silver, suggesting that the release of Crystal is imminent:"

beyond that, not really—i'd say the writing's on the wall, but mostly, i'm just going off the fact that there's very little reason for them not to release it eventually, and i'd be very surprised if they never did

If this is true I am definitely interested. I never played Crystal.