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Nuzlocke White: 037 by ky-nim Nuzlocke White: 037 by ky-nim
In which characters say a lot of things but the plot doesn't really move.

But it is interesting and helpful I hope! We'll get more plots after.

Also, WINNERS FOR THE CAMEO RAFFLE ARE IN THE POKEMON CENTER PANEL! Click thru the cameo links to see their run.


FYI, I just wanted to say the following about all these info-dumps and arguments concerning Pokemon battles:
If this explanation feels like I am copping out on the previous issue's anti-battle arguement N made, I apologize. BUT I actually wanted to do more of a balanced argument (albeit pseudo-sciencey). N' point is still valid as is Bianca's. One is more rooted in personal morals/experience and the other is more objective and data-based. Either way, as Bianca said in #037, all of this info dump is "research data that might help some people." People can still disregard the merits of these works and believe whatever they want. People will pick sides and have their reasons for it. Also this does not necessarily reflect my headcanon of the games so it's fine if you don't agree with this lmao

CAST
Protagonist - Nina
Rivals - Cheren and Bianca
Mystery Creeper - N


COMIC LINKS
Rules: [link]
Prev: [link]
Next: [link]

The entire series gallery: [link]
To see the gijinkas of the pokemon: [link]


Enjoy!
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:iconlunawolf44:
Lunawolf44 Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2017  Student Artisan Crafter
Your anatomy is so dang perfect...
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:iconsugarkanz:
Sugarkanz Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2016
"only 1% chance of dying"
Bullshit
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Nanahuatli Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2016
I actually like that you presented both sides. Moral dilemmas like this are complex, and different sides often have valid points. There isn't always a "wrong" side and a "right" side, much aswe always like to pretend our side is the right one. For many issues, both (or... all?) sides are evenly matched and you have to find other reasons to pick one or the other. I think it speaks highly of you as a writer that you can give different characters very compelling, yet different viewpoints. It might be easier to give the heroes your own viewpoints and the villains bullshit reasons, but this is much richer and more thought-provoking.
I also really like this N. Even though he's a creep sometimes, he has trouble connecting to people as he said, and though explanation doesn't equal justification he's really trying to change, to understand, and evolving. His arc has me fascinated, and I'm rooting for him a little. I'm really looking forward to Cheren's and Nina's development, but for now (well, until this update in Nina's case) they're not moving as much as N.
I'm actually rereading the story because I read what was available long ago, but recently followed you on tumblr and wanted to catch up with the things everybody was talking about, especially because it seems things have gotten really epic. So, sorry about the outdated comment! I won't be able to catch up with the Voltron jokes, sadly. That's outside my area of expertise.
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ky-nim Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2016   Digital Artist
Ahhh ty for your comment! I am curious on how you feel about the rest of the update when you catch up! I'm happy you like the arcs I have planned, despite some parts feelin a bit dated LOL ;w;

Hope you like the rest of the series as it gets to the end!
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Parousia45 Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2016
I got to read this nuzlocke over and over again. I love how the series was so light and stupidly funny at the start and became dark at the sequel. This is one of the nuzlockes that ever made me laugh and cry a lot.
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Ewokfan02 Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2016
Bianca's face in panel 35 is funny.
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Ewokfan02 Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2016
If you cropped out everything except panel 10 and showed it to someone who's never seen this series, they'd probably think Bianca is Nina's mom.
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Gottabeperfect Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Dang if these science-y explanations aren't some of the best things I've read in regards to explaining Pokemon. You rule.
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Datbattybat Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2015
good, really good
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omegaalph Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2015  Student Writer
the purrloin's food bowl says Kittan, like Kittan from Gurren Lagann
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EpicFloatzel Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2015  Student Artist
Wait... Hold on... Wilbur, (Bianca's Emboar )who is based on a pig, shares the same name as Wilbur from Charlotte's web. Charlotte, (Bianca's Musharna) Shares the name of Charlotte, the spider from Charlotte's Web. Charlotte dies in the book, and since this is a nuzlocke...
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Retto-the-Otter Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Maybe she just has a book-based naming theme... *tries to not think about another potential death*
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IcarusHector Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
That is actually a really good work of pseudoscience world building. it made me all fluttery inside, how embarassing.
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Minifig2401 Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow... Your so amazing with world building!
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bobosmith01 Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Really great job with the explanations in this page, I think they were very much necessary.
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Lady-Riptide Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2014  Student Digital Artist
FROWNY GERMS
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Weirda-s-M-art Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I adore as hell the whole explanation here! I thought you rather will put little touch as such matters as I've seen in other comics, but you really showed it like Bianca seriously studied and told all what's necessary- I also found many thoughts same like mine(but blah blah, i am just obsessed to give realistic view on Pokemon World).

I love natural interactions between characters. It feels less like comic, but more like illustrated story :nod:

I hope nobody criticed your pseudo-science >: O
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Jolly-JoshuasNuzRuns Featured By Owner May 29, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This was a bit long winded, could anyone summarize this for me?
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thelakotanoid1 Featured By Owner May 27, 2014  Hobbyist
i think i kinda like bianca now better then i did when the comic started c: spot on!
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zepIyn Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Bianca is a great friend o my <3
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OddPenguin Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2014
this is enjoyably refreshing to see this side of the argument after N's side, it's usually this side of the argument that ends up weaker, but the science integration is interesting, and yes the long text layout is balanced with good visuals to it
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NinjaDog Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Ah! I had seen just the part with the purrloins and audino before on tumblr. It wasn't credited and cropped without the rest of the comic. I assume that post eventually was given credit. I can't find it anymore.

Either way, love the ideas presented here. And this just confirms how much I love Bianca.
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ky-nim Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2014   Digital Artist
Oh geez did people flame on it? It's weird if you put that segment out of context of the comic...

And I'm glad you like it!
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NinjaDog Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh, I wish I had reblogged it now. I honestly didn't see any text added to it with any explaination and didn't look for anyone else's comments. Just know, when I read it I really liked the idea! And yes, it makes more sense with the whole comic.
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BlakeoftheSky Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2014
I like what you did to justify the way things are with battling. I felt that in B&W I would have sided with the ideals of N and Plasma if it weren't for their constant douchebaggery. 

I also did not seriously intend to read someone's entire Nuzlocke run, but here I am. Good work hooking me, you've done a great job. 
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ky-nim Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2014   Digital Artist
Thanks! And yeah, the game tried a few things to promote an ethics discussion but didn't really do too much with that premise...

And glad you like my work ;w;
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Shellder9112 Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2014  Student Interface Designer
in kanto gary's ratacate gets 100% death then 30%
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darachusi Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2014   General Artist
These justifications are actually pretty good..! I like to think that the reason pokemon evolve at all is because they were born to battle, so it is in nature's path that fighting allows them to break these barriers. The same way that a caterpillar must struggle to the top, a pupa must struggle out of its own sealed cocoon, or die in it, misshapen. If parents coddled a child forever, he can never become a man.

I like the immune resistance reason best, cus it's so fresh..!
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NightFang1994 Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
meeeeh toooo much sciieeeeeence ;m; bianca, what are you doing? bianca, staaaaaahhhp
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Shawnbar Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2014
Jeez, Prof. Oak is still alive? What, did he tap into the Fountain of Youth using the completion of Red's Pokedex?
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red-stained-december Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
And this is when the reader asks, why isn't Bianca the main character? She would have actually been able to have a balanced, well thought-out, logical debate with N that would be completely fair to both characters. N hardly gets any screen time and every time he does, he has to try and explain his point of view to Nina, who obviously doesn't care for it. Which means that he winds up repeating himself at least three times. With Bianca, it could have gone on more than just science, but also morals and social issues, maybe even political and economic. Like the fact that once a Pokemon is captured, in order for them to even try and reach their total lifespan, they have to be forced to fight. Or how about data of Pokemon in the wild who normally avoid conflicts, like Pidgey. Pretty sure they would still have the possibility of living a full lifespan as long as they aren't caught. Or how about the environmental impact that grinding has on wild Pokemon populations. If Bianca had been the main character and allowed N to actually go in depth on all of these issues, I think the arguments could have been much more balanced. With Bianca coming out with "scientific studies" it would greatly degrade N's own stance, even though he is seen to be a character of logic, not just emotion.

But because we're following Nina, N's arguments or any expansion on his character is completely side-lined because he's never given the opportunity.
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SusieCurlyQ Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I like the hat-tip to summarizing scientific literature. I can totally tell you're in med school.
Best of luck ;)
SCQ MD
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Dndchk Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2014
Hey, Kynim, I just wanted to ask if/when you were going to do another Q&A for your Nuzlocke cast... So, um, yeah.

Also, how's school going? I'm kinda anxious because (forgive me) I'm a total n00b about college- I've still got 1 1/2 years if high school left- and because I'm hoping to get a gauge on when the next update might be. So shoot me.
Have you decided on your specialization yet, or will you be a general practitioner? (Btw I think it would be hilarious if you put some of your artwork in your office and one of your patients was all, 'Hey, isn't that Kynim's work? I love her stuff!' And you could just smile, say thanks, and watch the realization hit. :P )
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ky-nim Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2014   Digital Artist
There will be 1-2 Q/As in the future. But we are kinda far away from the second one at this rate.

School is stressful and the rest of the question is answered in my FAQ.
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Dndchk Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2014
Oh, whoops! Sorry about the FAQ... *is pwned* I only recently started poking into other sites (up until about a week ago, I stayed on just the Zetaboards and DA) 
Shame about the Q&A, but I can wait.
Anyway, I'm really glad to know the next one will be out soon! School's been pretty stressful for me, too... but definitely not nearly as stressful as med school must be... *offers cookies and a hug* I'm dead serious about the artwork in your office, though. If I ever met you in real life, I think I would faint from sheer happiness/fangirling/excitement.
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Roses-11 Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Wow I hope my run will be as good as yours! Can't wait for the next one!
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NinjaAlpaca Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2014

I hope the next update is as good as every other update ^_^...
2 Q
1) how far you done with this update like halfway through or....
2) this has bugged me, in your sinnoh run the main character was out there swearing and "stuff" and didn't give much of a damn. Now in this one all that has changed and the main character has a...personality. I'm just curious why you changed it, I mean, I liked the change :D.
Thank you for your time.
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ky-nim Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2014   Digital Artist
Thanks!

1) 038 is almost all inked. I am aiming for an update by this coming Monday.
2) I felt like doing a more serious, character driven story after having a lot of fun with my Diamond run lol.
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touko99 Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2014  Hobbyist Artist

No next? ouch..... I thing I just died a little the inside

 

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ky-nim Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2014   Digital Artist
I'm working on it.
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Swirled--Dreams Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2014
That panel with the Purrloin and it's food bowl, it says 'kittan' xD
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TaoFoxMaster Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2014
I love pokemon nuzlockes. I once TRIED to do one on my pearl game and my piplup (Noah) died. Went to Eterna City, got HM01 Cut and found out none of the pokemon in my present team could've learned cut and said 'forget it' and stopped my nuzlocke. Now that i think about it i could've gone to the next route near Mt. Coronet and cought a pokemon that knew cut

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SofiaPotter Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2014  Student Writer
Welcome to Devianart!
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ky-nim Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2014   Digital Artist
Well some people do the HM clause where if none of the living members can learn an important game-advancing move like cut, you can use a former dead mon or get an extra catch just to use that move. And you can't use that mon for anything else!
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TaoFoxMaster Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2014
Now that you say that, it makes sense to me now… THANKS! :D 
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RedDiamondUmbreon Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2014  Student General Artist
I tried a Nuzlocke, too. It ended terribly, and I got my shiny Umbreon killed. I ended up giving the game to my little brother. Even though it was just a game, I cried when that happened.
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TaoFoxMaster Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2014
Bless your Umbreon, when my Piplup died I was gonna cry but i saved and turned my game off and quit the nuzlocke
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RedDiamondUmbreon Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2014  Student General Artist
Yeah. I wish I'd done the same, but you know... I hate those overly honest moments that I have. Ha!
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RedDiamondUmbreon Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2014  Student General Artist
Plot twist! I loved the theory on why Pokemon battle, too! This series is so awesome...
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Chibimita Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2014  Student General Artist
Professour Oak! :heart:

I just had mind-punch, 

Nina is stubborn and has difficult hearing the truth(?) ....and the black dragon Zekrom, (that it seems she will connect with).... stands for IDEALS.  Im on to something?
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