I woke up today to find new running shoes and two town maps next to my bed. I was supposed to give one of the maps to Largo, but couldn’t find him anywhere at the time.
Bianca came by and dropped off some Pokeballs to help me get started. She was also nice enough to show me how to use them. After her demonstration, she left and I headed out towards Floccesy Town.
On the way there I encountered a wild Patrat, and using what I’d learned from Bianca, I managed to capture it! I named her “Gozer”. She seems pretty serious, but also very happy to be coming with Frascher and me.
We continued on down Route 19, only to be stopped by a man called Alder. He rambled for a while about people and Pokemon walking side by side, and then said he’d help me become a better trainer. He wound up escorting me to Floccesy Town, and asked why I was carrying two town maps, so I told him that one was for my friend. Apparently, he’d seen Largo and told me to find him on Route 20.
On my way there, I was challenged by a youngster called Terrell whose only Pokemon was a Patrat – like Gozer! Gozer really lived up to her name. She demolished his Patrat without taking a single hit herself. Frascher and I were pretty impressed.
After a few more battles with other trainers, I stumbled over a Purrloin that seemed only too happy to jump into a Pokeball. Thus, Morrigan joined the Crew.
We decided to spend some time training before rushing off to find Largo, and I think it paid off, everyone looks stronger and has more confidence. They quickly outgrew the wild Pokemon running around the area, though, so we got back on track to finding Largo.
A hiker we ran into turned us back for not having any gym badges (jerk), so we tried the trail in the opposite direction and came across the Floccesy Ranch. It seems they raise Mareep there, using Lillipup to keep them in check.
After looking around for a bit we found Largo. When he noticed I’d made it to the ranch, he immediately challenged me to a battle to see how much stronger I’d become.
Gozer bit the hell out of Oshawott and got a pretty swift K.O. Largo was really impressed by the Crew’s strength, but before we really got to talk, the ranch owner showed up and mentioned his Herdier had gone missing. Largo flipped out, to say the least. It was almost like he took it as a personal insult that the ranch owner had lost track of the Herdier.
Largo demanded we search every inch of the ranch until we find it and ran off in a huff, even though the ranch owner didn’t seem too worried. The owners mentioned that the ranch was established to help protect Pokemon, which I thought was pretty cool, so I didn’t really see what there was to be worried over.
While searching the farm, a Pidove attacked us and actually put up an incredible fight. It nearly killed Morrigan and Gozer! Well, until Frascher came in and took some hits long enough for me to capture the bird. Now Troust the Pidove is a proud member of the Crew! At least, I think he is, he doesn’t really seem too aware of what’s going on around him.
After meandering the ranch grounds for a while longer, we found the Herdier cornered by a member of Team Plasma. He seemed offended when I said I’d never heard of them, but gave me a TM and ran away. What an odd guy. We managed to get the Herdier back to the ranch owner without any trouble after that.
Largo made sure to scold the ranch owner again for the Herdier running off before leaving. He needs to calm down a little.
I ran into Alder on the way back to the Pokecenter in Floccesy Town. He said that he could sense our growth as a team and asked me to help him, rather than him train me. He didn’t mention what it was he wanted help with, but I figured it could be interesting.
For now, we’re going to spend the night at the Pokecenter and rest. We’ve earned it. We’ll go visit Alder in the morning.
And that concludes the second entry into the Nuzlocke Journal. So far we’ve made some new friends and had a bit of excitement!
Check back in on Friday at 8pm EST for the next entry!
Oh, and now you can click on the members of the Crew! By clicking on them, you’ll be taken to their Bulbapedia pages where you can find all sorts of cool info about their species. For example, if you wanted to know more about Frascher’s species, the Tepig, all you’d have to do is click on him!