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I've decided that I need to play through White again for two reasons:

:bulletgreen: I have Pokemon stuck in Diamond and Platinum that need to be transferred to Y/AS.
:bulletgreen: I've already reset White...

But since I hated playing through White the first time, mainly since there's no Pokemon from previous gens, I decided to make it more interesting. After a little research, I found the Nuzlocke Challenge, and decided to do my own variant of it. You all are welcome to join me if you like.

My Rules:

1. If a Pokemon faints, it is considered dead, and cannot be used for the duration of the challenge. You can release it, store it permanently in the PC, or transfer it to a different game. However, you are allowed to revive it (by any means) during the battle in which it faints. Once the battle is over, though, it's gone for good.
2. You can only catch the first Pokemon you encounter in each area. If it faints or flees, there are no second chances. If the first encounter is a Double or Horde Battle, you may choose which Pokemon to capture. Interactable Pokemon are a bonus.
3. Rule #2 takes effect the moment you can actually capture a Pokemon. That's as soon as you're either given Pokeballs or can access the first Mart to buy them.
4. Every Pokemon caught must be nicknamed, to form a stronger emotional bond. If your game has Pokemon Ami, you must immediately max it out.
5. You can only use Pokemon you capture yourself. No mystery gifts, traded Pokemon, etc. However, trading and retrading your Pokemon (eg. to evolve by trade) is acceptable. Trades with NPCs are also acceptable. Gifts from NPCs are acceptable as well, provided it didn't require a mystery gift.
6. Regardless of whether there are Pokemon in the PC, if you lose a battle, it is a game over and requires a reset of the game file.
7. Reloading the game if something goes wrong is forbidden. You have to start over.
8. Your Starter Pokemon is based off the last digit of your Trainer ID#. If it's 1, 2, or 3 you pick grass. 4, 5, 6 is fire. 7, 8, 9 is water. 0 is lucky, you get to choose.
9. You can't flee from a battle.
10. You can't use Pokemon Centers to heal. You can use PCs, but you can only put a Pokemon in the PC if it has full health.
11. If you don't have a Pokemon that can learn a required HM, you can catch another Pokemon to use it. However, this new Pokemon cannot be used in battle and must be replaced as soon as you acquire a Pokemon that can learn the same move.

And that's it. Be careful, and have fun!

I'll keep you guys posted with updates as the challenge progresses. Journals for each day will be posted here: x-vivaerethalonia-x.deviantart…


Thomas Maresh
Artist | Student | Varied
United States


2015 April 15—The final month of my college semester is currently consuming all my time. I will not be logging in again until May 15th. I'll be able to catch up then.

2015 April 3—I'm finally making some progress in my feedback messages. I want to personally thank all of you for your faves, watches, and comments. Your patience is appreciated as I get to these bit by bit.

Who I Am

I am a versatile and passionate creator who enjoys experimenting with design, playing with code, and crafting new music.


I first discovered my love for music as a child from singing weekly in various community choirs to “playing” video games — you could often find one of my games idling as I simply absorbed the soundtrack.

2005 marked the beginning of my instrumental career. I chose to study the French horn, which has proven to be an excellent fit for me. I continue to grow both in musicianship and technique.

In addition to performance, I also have some recent recording experience and equipment, and am eager to find opportunities to record horn, vocals, and voiceovers for collaborative projects.


I have been practicing music composition since 2007, although my formal instruction began the summer of 2014. I enjoy composing concert works and am also looking for opportunities to compose for media.


Determined to become a professional musician, yet overwhelmed by the cost, I sought an alternative solution in 2013. Web design seemed to be a promising industry, so I enrolled at Ridgewater College in pursuit of an associate degree.

After a semester of introductory classes in both programming and multimedia design, I realized that my passion was not music as I had thought, but creating in general, and soon found myself pursuing a double major.

I am drawn to clean designs with tasteful typography and careful consideration of space. My favorite part of the design process is working directly with clients to produce designs that satisfy their desires and meet their needs. I am always open to a good challenge, and welcome all forms of input and feedback.

Current Projects

Progress Bar 03 by PikishiBallad of a Weary Storyteller, quartet for flute, harp, violin, and cello
Progress Bar 05 by PikishiImpressions and Feelings, piano solo
Progress Bar 06 by PikishiVariations on Zelda's Theme, orchestral arrangement
Progress Bar 06 by PikishiPocket Beethoven, piano solo
Progress Bar 05 by PikishiJournal: To Symphony or Not to Symphony?

A Few of My Favorite Things


Joachim Raff, Frédéric Chopin, Josef Suk, Jean Sibelius, Gustav Mahler, Einojuhani Rautavaara, Antonio Vivaldi
John Williams, Howard Shore
Video Games
Koji Kondo, Yoko Shimomura, Grant Kirkhope
Theophany, Marius Masalar


"Good composers borrow. Great composers steal." ~ Igor Stravinsky

"How deep is the river if you cannot see the bottom?" ~ Oma Desala

"Whether you think you can, or you think you can't, you're right." ~ Henry Ford

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The-Cute-Storm Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2015
  Llama Thanks You in Watercolor by The-Cute-Storm  

Thanks for the llama! Stop by my gallery, and join our Facebook Fan Page for more frequent updates and please do check out our online store as well!

~Miss D

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Mareve-Design Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2015  Professional General Artist
Thank you for the fave :heart:
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JUMBOLA Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Cheers for the Llama 2!!!!!!
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Edhelin Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2015
Thanks for the fave:tighthug:
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SerenityAme Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Happy Birthday
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