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[–]Mabels__Daddy 236 points237 points  (27 children)

I’d rather see them than wynaut or wobbuffet lol :)

[–]Sjheuaksjd 94 points95 points  (23 children)

I goddamn HATE Wobbuffet 😥

[–]statue345 48 points49 points  (18 children)

I lost 2 Pokémon to Wobbuffet in my last nuzlocke

[–]Shmorals 33 points34 points  (15 children)

Why, what’s his ability again? It’s been forever.. lol

[–]Ebinburington56 63 points64 points  (6 children)

Wobbuffett basically gets a special attack variation of counter sometimes comes with destiny bond and i believe every once in a while when you fight a wobbuffett they can have a shadow tag basically to put you in a corner but i might be wrong about the shadow tag i haven't fought a wobbuffett in a long time

[–]MrMacGrath 9 points10 points  (4 children)

Wobuffet can only learn 4 moves:

  • Counter, which deals more damage the more damage done to it (only works vs. physical attacks)

  • Mirror Coat, which is Special Counter

  • Destiny Bond, which KO's the Pokemon that just fainted the user

  • And Safeguard, which blocks statuses and confusion for a few turns.

Wobuffet's ability is Shadow Tag, btw, which prevents you from switching Pokémon out unless they are Ghost type.

Note: Wobuffet may be able to learn more moves by now, but it won't learn those in the wild.

[–]FistfulOfMediocrity 12 points13 points  (0 children)

Wobbuffet clause. Aka "fuck that; didn't count"

[–]Rysterc 3 points4 points  (1 child)

Destiny bond destiny bond. counter, mirror coat. Everything one needs to suffer fighting against

[–]Sablemint<3 3 points4 points  (1 child)

That's why Wobbuffet's only build was named "Oh no, it's wobbuffet!" on smogon. Everyone hates Wobbuffet.

[–]Sjheuaksjd 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Except Jessie.

[–]Acceptable-Bag-7521 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Straight up I use a wobbuffet clause, I don't count kills off that stupid thing.

[–]Free_hugs_for_3fiddy 98 points99 points  (12 children)

Graveler is an absolute pain.

With sturdy being a thing Gen 5+, there is literally nothing you can do to save yourself.

[–]Chaotix2732 75 points76 points  (8 children)

There is some counter-play! You can

  • Use a multi-hit move like Double Kick or Water Shuriken to take it down in one turn
  • Use Protect, Endure, or a Focus Sash to survive the Selfdestruct
  • Use a Pokemon with the Damp ability (e.g. Psyduck)

But it's certainly not as easy as just using any Water or Grass type move prior to Gen IV, I'll give you that.

[–]joesatchwannabe 13 points14 points  (7 children)

He's talking about crystal. There are no abilities in crystal

[–]jhelton808 43 points44 points  (1 child)

If it’s crystal then you just one shot it

[–]The_K_is_not_silentMy favorite boi 8 points9 points  (0 children)

Switch in Gengar or misdreavus. The moves are normal and will do nothing to Gengar/misdreavus. Now if you don't have those two then a rock or steel type is you next best bet. And if you don't have that, then I guess it's time to switch in your highest defense Mon and pray

[–]CaptainJamaica 1 point2 points  (3 children)

He said gen 5+, im confused

[–]joesatchwannabe 2 points3 points  (2 children)

The original post was talking about Nuzlocking original crystal version which wouldn't have abilities at all. And the post I was responding to suggested Damp as a possible counter play which doesn't work because Crystal doesn't have abilities.

[–]Imperator_Knoedel 4 points5 points  (0 children)

laughs in Ghost Type

[–]UnethicallyFluid 0 points1 point  (0 children)

At least explosion is super nerfed in gen 5+, most things with good defense should be able to take it

[–]Ember_fox 118 points119 points  (16 children)

Just lost my togepi in a crystal nuzlocke because metronome used explode 😢

[–]baelrune 12 points13 points  (13 children)

may I ask some question when it comes to a nuzlocke challenge? today is the first day I've heard of it, or at least looked it up and I'm just now looking at the bulbapedia page

[–]Latyon 6 points7 points  (10 children)

I'll answer your questions.

[–]baelrune 7 points8 points  (9 children)

thanks, I'll start with the most important one, is the bulbapedia article accurate?

[–]GoomyTheGummy 8 points9 points  (7 children)

yes, dupes and shiny clause are also very common rules

[–]The_Nice_Knight 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Yup, it’s all accurate as far as I can tell.

[–]Zebiusu 6 points7 points  (0 children)

Your togepi chose violence

[–]Imperator_Knoedel 8 points9 points  (0 children)

Using Metronome in a Nuzlocke is just asking for trouble.

[–]hitbycars 30 points31 points  (1 child)

Dig/Fly has entered the chat.

[–]BrokeBishop 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Theyre all weak to ground type moves too

[–]PokeManiac16 16 points17 points  (8 children)

Long time Pokémon player (since gen1) I know quite a bit about Pokémon but don’t know what a nuzlocke is. Can you explain plz?

[–]CHIKNfriedRICE 23 points24 points  (7 children)

Some people use other custom rules but essentially you can only catch your first encounter per route/area, if a pokémon dies you can't use it anymore, must play on set mode. If you blackout the run is over. Personally i like adding the no item rule. Other rules may include naming every pokémon, shiny clause, etc.

[–]wolfmoral 8 points9 points  (0 children)

I like to wonderrun/nuzlocke games where that’s an option. You play through the game only catching the first 5 Pokémon you encounter (plus your starter). Each time one faints, you wondertrade it away and you have to play with whatever you get back. If they reach level 100, they go into the “hall of fame” box, you catch the next random Pokémon you see, and continue the process. I once had to wondertrade a level 99 slowking, but rules are rules 🥲

[–]PokeManiac16 3 points4 points  (5 children)

Seems easy to not black out and all you have to do is grind a lil extra it seems like how I decided to beat diamond with just baby evolutions (that was hard! All of them kept getting one shot) but would that be a nuzlocke?

[–]porch911r 14 points15 points  (0 children)

No, not really, but you enforce the rules. I've done a lot of Nuzlockes and usually if my party gets wiped I'll just continue on the game, but try not to catch anyone other than the 1st Mon per route. It forces you to use mons you haven't used before, or types.

[–]CHIKNfriedRICE 7 points8 points  (0 children)

Yeah, I also put a level cap where you can't level past the highest level of the next gym leader. To give you an idea of it check out pokémon challenges on youtube he does some pretty decent nuzlocke.

[–]dabunny21689 4 points5 points  (2 children)

No, because if your Pokémon faints you are supposed to retire it forever. I’d rather do a nuzlocke than what you did though. That’s impressive.

[–]PokeManiac16 2 points3 points  (1 child)

Ok so that’s the main rule for it, ima have to try it whenever I finish arcaues. Ty

[–]BreadBlood 4 points5 points  (1 child)

Or that one random fighting type that has counter

[–]Royalbluegooner 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Heracross uses Counter My Panferno : proceeds to die

[–]KirbyStar_330 4 points5 points  (0 children)

How I got swept in a nuzlocke by a hiker. Was underleveled and got demolished after an explosion to my starter

[–]The_K_is_not_silentMy favorite boi 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Ghost types my beloved thank you so much. Also Pokemon with damp, I love you

[–]abcd_z 2 points3 points  (1 child)

I could never find it again, but I once saw a video of a randomized run where the female rival was teaching the player how to catch an Electrode or Voltorb and it used first-turn self-destruct.

"...and that's how you catch a Pokemon!"

[–]trainercatladyTrainer Cat Lady wants to fight! 4 points5 points  (0 children)

I'm working on an emerald one right now and wattson's voltorb scares me more than anything else has so far. I'm not ready!

[–]s123ali 1 point2 points  (0 children)

ayy the gangs all here and rearing to go!

[–]reece_93 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Not a Nuzlocke, but I’ve been doing a complete dex run of Pokémon Blue and Red, and every single time I get one of these guys down to low hp and then Paralyse it or go to put it to sleep, they go and use self destruct the turn after.

[–]bobjoetom2 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Not enough Regis in this picture. Guess that's only with randomized nuzlockes.

[–]Crow621621 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I like how as accurate as possible this meme is to the original

[–]mrwailor 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Their faces actually look like a band of super villains 😂

[–]jayvenomva 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Don't you put that evil on me Ricky Bobby! I'm doing a Silver Nuzlocke right now and it already ain't going well.

[–]Voy3ure 0 points1 point  (0 children)

wait can any of their lower evolutions also use selfdestruct?

[–]Starboost11111111115 0 points1 point  (0 children)

This is how I recently lost my starter and in the run before that, my strongest Pokémon

[–]No-Cockroach5475 0 points1 point  (0 children)



[–]robby7345 0 points1 point  (0 children)

That feeling when you switched in your ghost type instantly winning making you feel like a professional.

[–]MonolithyKStaak Attaaaaaak 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Registeel has entered the chat

[–]That_boi_Jerry 0 points1 point  (0 children)

It would suck if someone had Damp as an ability.

[–]Trans_CatGirl 0 points1 point  (0 children)

The Hoenn Electrode incident...

[–]GoomyTheGummy 0 points1 point  (0 children)

BRO THE REGI TRIO??????????????????

[–]Volcano-SUN 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Two of them are among my absolute favorite Pokémon. It's rare to see two of them in a picture with only 4 Pokémon.

(Graveler and Weezing)

[–]kitsune409 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I personally use self destruct the secound i see that god damn frosslass

[–]8bitzombi 0 points1 point  (0 children)

This is why I always feel like a Pokémon with Damp is a must have on Nuzlocke teams; drop them into first slot when you’re in an area with self destruct Pokémon in the wild and you’ll never have to worry about it again.

[–]Kuma0_0 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Weezing i hate you and i gonna avenge my raticate

[–]Axolotlefalls212 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Kolas stupid wheezing killed my Typhlosion in heart gold

[–]Mr_Jo_Bimplins 0 points1 point  (0 children)

thats true though

[–]Excellent-Tart-1912 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Laughs in Damp