- Coco gets a MACH Bike from Rydel. More exciting than that though, is the prospect of having Route 111, 117, and 118 to catch Pokémon on.
- Route 118 leads to the ocean, dead end. I can fish though.
- !!! I fished a Marshtomp from the route118 waters! Karen’s false swipe brings it down to 1HP, but it still takes four Great Balls to catch. I’m worried this might be a huge waste of money.
- Worries were unfounded, during the battle Holly the Marshtomp only used Growl, and I was starting to think that it only knew Growl. That’s not the case though. Holly is level 9 with a brave nature and the torrent ability.
- I decide to do the torturous thing of, going back to Route 118 to see what else I potentially could have run into and maybe caught. After fishing ten more times, the only Pokémon I run into is Exeggcute. Really happy I ran into the Marshtomp and not the Exeggute; I like that evolution family and all, but it’s not what our team is missing.
- Coco accepts the Winstrate House Challenge. I decide Champagne the Spheal is going to be okay for these fights. That works out fine against Tailows and Zigzagoons, but a nasty Absorb from Mother Winstrate’s Roselia finishes off Champagne with a critical hit I did not see coming.
- Fourteen Logs in, Coco faces her first lost. Rest In Peace, Champagne the Spheal.
- No time for mourning yet, as the battles with the Winstrate family continues. Karen reaches level 26 and learns Wing Attack, forgetting Focus Energy. After the family is defeated, Coco earns a Macho Badge for her troubles.
- Now the deed must be done, Champagne must be released. Gone at level 24, somehow I knew she was never going to make it in my party. The cute Spheal; this super innocent looking Pokémon, was never going to survive a Nuzlocke. I feel like a horrible trainer too, now. I was playing Champagne’s Ice advantage against her Water weakness to Grass, and it got her killed.
- Bye-bye, Champagne!