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WonderLocke; Nuzlocke with a wonderful twist...
Topic Started: Oct 22 2013, 08:28 AM (2,625 Views)
Blinky
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Alright, so, I've made a list of rules for a new type of Nuzlocke, for X and Y specifically.

I absolutely love the Wonder Trade feature in X and Y, so I've decided to make extra use of it.

--Rules--
1) Your starter pokemon must be traded away as soon as possible using the wonder trade and the pokemon received can be used instead.
2) Catch one pokemon per route, but try and find the best/rarest one as to not spam the wonder trade with commonly found mons. The caught pokemon must not be used, but traded away on the wonder trade. The received pokemon can then be used.
3) When a pokemon faints, it is considered dead.

Simple, right?
When I get pokemon X, I may either do a storylocke or comic of this, who knows?
What do you guys think? Sound like something you'd try?
Edited by Blinky, Oct 22 2013, 01:17 PM.
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Tinkerfel
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It does sound really interesting, however there's one massive flaw you might come across; Wonder Trade people are asses. The best I've had from 50+ wonder trades was a lv 14 Venipede. I've also counted over a dozen Caterpie and Scatterbugs. So whilst it is interesting, you'd find a massive amount of underpower-mons and if you didn't include dupes clause, you're likely finishing the game with nothing but Butterfree and Beedrill and Diggersby. Unless you get lucky and there's some nice person out there.
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Blinky
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Yes, you've got a valid point there, but among those caterpies and scatterbugs, you can often find amazing pokemon. I've got a lot of boring pokemon from the first few routes in the trade, and when that happens, it sucks. But now since I've completed Y, I'd find interesting mons to catch and send them off, and you'd be surprised at what you'll get in return. I even got a Chesnaught and Deino at one point.
So yes, you will probably get a lot of uninteresting ones, but with a bit of luck, you'll get something worthwhile.
Edited by Blinky, Oct 22 2013, 01:14 PM.
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I may give it a try when(or if) I get to nuzlocking x at the very end of my hexalocke . I get see it being any less risky than a random egglocke, so we'll see.
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Blinky
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Hey, I'm just glad someone's interested in trying it out, thanks for taking notice.
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The only issue I have with this is that the Nuzlocker will be sending out useless derps over the Wonder Trade, which only makes the problem of people spamming Caterpies and junk even worse.

Otherwise it does sound potentially fun.
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Blinky
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At the end of it, I'll go on a catching spree for gravelers, haunters, larvestas, zweliouses and other pokemon considered to be good so I don't upset the balance. Heck, I gave away Yveltal on my Y run, I might as well trade off Xerneas as well.
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Just do a dupe clause and resend any Pokemon you already received.



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Emails from my sister today:

"HOLY SHIT! I just got a Xerneas from Wonder Trade!!"

"I'm striking gold today. Another pokerus, a bred Torchic with speed boost, a Ditto, and that Xerneas."

"Oh, and a hidden ability Froakie."

...yeah, nothing but crap on Wonder Trade. XD

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capmalachi
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Just a thought, but if you're trading it away anyway, why not just take a minute to find one of the better/rarer pokemon on the route to trade off? I might try this out at some point though, after I nuzlocke it normally.
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Blinky
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Haha, exactly, you can find some fantastic pokemon on wonder trade!
Actually, yes, I think it might be a better idea to trade the better/rarer pokemon that can be found on the route. I'll edit that into the original post.
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If you have two games and the ability to self-trade (or patience for the Poke Bank), you could make a catch, release it, get something decent on the non-Nuzlocke file, wonder trade that, and then xfer it to the Nuzlocke file. A bit convoluted, sure, but it stays within proper Nuzlocke rules and you're going to be getting a boost to XP either way. It'd also make it easier to avoid recycling crap dupes you get as well.
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Blinky
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Hm, I guess I could do that. I'm sure I could find a few good ones to trade away. I see no harm in doing it.
Edited by Blinky, Oct 22 2013, 11:24 AM.
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Ok. Say you do get a Pokemon that's not completely awful that's really good. You could end up sweeping the whole game with a level 100 Mewtwo. :wooper:
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One should also consider disobedience, but that could be seen as part of the challenge.
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Why, yes. You could be extremely lucky and end up with a level 100 mewtwo, hydregion, charizard and Xerneas, but of course you could get a team of scatterbugs, pansages and luvdiscs.
Ah, disobedience, that never even crossed my mind. Well, it'll simply add to the plot and character devolpment ~




But if there's no risk, there's no fun, right?
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Oct 22 2013, 01:04 PM
One should also consider disobedience, but that could be seen as part of the challenge.
Good point. Maybe there should be a rule for these types of things like if you get a pokemon 5 levels more or less than your highest level pokemon you must trade for another pokemon. Would that work?
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Ramilda will take you down.

You could also take each pokemon you get over WT and breed it (once you get there). You'd have to request a ditto from a friend or something, but then you don't have an obedience or extra exp problem. And with the exp share so early, it wouldn't be too much of a stretch to get it up to speed.
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Blinky
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Well, there are quite a lot of things to be taken into account, I guess this isn't as simple as it sounds. Nevertheless, a challenge is always welcome, even if the odds are against you...

Thanks for all the tips guys, and by all means, keep them coming. I do appreciate the help.
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Blackie
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I absolutely love the idea of WonderLocke. I will definitely do one right after my current (regular) blind nuzlocke run of X has ended.
I'm actually, weirdly enough, looking forward to getting lots of silly crap.

A couple of "problems" that have arisen while I've thought about the consept of WonderLocke though:

-Pokemon received might at completely different levels from what your Pokemon are currently at. Getting lv 1 'mons doesn't count though, as you can always grind them up to par with your current ones. I mean those lv 50 'mons at the beginning of the game. Disobedience is obviously a good option there, to compensate a bit if you have overpowered 'mons.

-Nicknames. I've seen lots of pictures of WonderTrade Pokemon having nicknames but obviously that won't always be the case. What to do when a Pokemon doesn't have a nickname and you (obviously) can't change it to anything? Do you just decide on a name and write it down or something, or do you just call it by it's Pokemon name?

I'm pretty sure I had more thought out but for now I seem to have forgotten. Thoughts?
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