Chapter 1: An Eggcellent Start
As you can see, it’s day time now, and RW has sent me the save with the eggs on it. I might as well swap out Treecko for a much more fashionable egg, don’t you think?
Before I do that, I might as well check my boxes to see what we’re working with, and…
Silly box names aside, I’ll be using a random number generator to decide what eggs I swap for instead of randomly picking myself. First, let’s see what box to fish from:
Box 2, egg 7? Alright, let’s withdraw our egg and see what we’re working with.
Some walking later:
Woah, another grass starter? Sure, Chikorita was never a standout to me, but I’ll gladly take it!
Now, RandomWizard has sent me a sheet with the nicknames of all the Pokemon’s nicknames, so let’s see what this Chikorita’s name is.
aaaaaaaaaand I’m not sure what else I was expecting. It is 4/20, after all. I reluctantly give out the nickname and move on.
Wow, this is a great starting moveset! Ancient Power’s PP sucks, yeah, but Rock coverage is great on a Grass type, and Ingrain means I can heal almost whenever I want.
We nab this potion before dumping Treecko in our PC, never to be withdrawn again. You won’t be missed, BBBBBBBBBBBB.
With that, what else is there to do but to run up to Route 102 and pay Brendan a visit?
Actually, we pay our respects to a wild Poochyena that tried to stop us. Nuzlocke rules state I have to catch the first Pokemon I encounter, but you see, I don’t have Pokeballs yet, so this will be an exception.
Just kidding, this fight is even more of a joke. He lands a crit scratch on me, but Ancient Power is a 2HKO on Torchic and thus we reap the sweet reward of free EXP.
A whole swath of it, apparently. Two levels off a Torchic? Not bad at all.
Yeah, you think?
Anyways, we chase this whiny baby back to the lab and move on.
As our reward for winning an old-fashioned game of animal fighting, we get the object literally in the title of the hack, the Pokedex. it comes in National Dex mode too, so let’s check it out right away!
But before that, Brendan hands us some Pokeballs at last. Finally, the run can truly begin! Now, let’s check our Poked-
Stupid Mistake 1: Checking the Pokedex for any reason.
Yeah, uh, whoops. I didn’t know eggs counted as being owned in the Pokedex, so now I know there’s a Bulbasaur and a Charmander hiding in the box. Oopsies. Obviously I don’t know where they are and I’ll never be checking the Pokedex again, so let’s just move on.
FINALLY! Now I won’t be stuck walking at the speed of Sinnoh trying to hatch some stupid eggs!
Route 101 has the following encounters: Pidgey, Rattata, Sentret, Poochyena, Zigzagoon, and Wurmple.
We find a Wurmple and easily catch it. I’m getting an egg for it right away.
Huh, more box 2 representation. I withdraw the egg and go back to catching.
Up at Route 103, we can catch the following: Caterpie, Weedle, Spearow, Hoppip, Sunkern, Poochyena, Zigzagoon, Wurmple, and Wingull.
I mean, we paid enough respects to you but alright, into the box you go. Can we get an F for Poochyena?
On Route 102, we can catch the following: Oddish, Bellsprout, Sunkern, Zigzagoon, Wurmple, Lotad, Seedot, Ralts, Surskit.
A creeping lily pad approaches, but it’s nothing compared to my pitching skills.
Now’s a better time to head to the PC and excha-
Woah! A flipping Skarmory as one of our eggs? That’s amazing!
Strange nickname but alright. Let’s see what we’ve got:
This moveset is actually fine, I guess? Pursuit is useless coming off Skarmory’s awful special attack but Curse is great considering Skarmory’s high stats. Let’s exchange the other eggs.
I take both eggs and it seems that the one at box 1’s holding a Magnet that I can’t take. I’ll figure it out later with RandomWizard.
The egg in Box 2 hatched, and hey, it’s a Teddiursa! I’m not complaining.
With nickname set, let’s take a look at what we’ve got:
Not bad at all! I like the moveset we have, and Ursaring’s stats are good even if Crunch is special.
Our other egg hatches into a Pichu! And our reveal for the Nickname Awards is…
[halo theme plays]
Holy crap! Volt Tackle at birth is fantastic. The recoil on it pretty bad too, but now I have a nuclear glass cannon to use, which is amazing.
My team’s looking pretty well armed, so I think I’m going to call it a day.
Next time, we arm a bunch of baby animals for battle!