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Kirran "Lord Moonstone", Lanipator (holding a modified Chikorita plush representing "Mr. Stake"), and Grant "MasterWuggles", at the end of the SoulSilver Nuzlocke
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The Team Four Star Nuzlocke playthroughs have proved greatly successful and funny to the point that a separate page has been set up for them. Lani, Grant, and Kirran have weaved a whole Alternate Universe for the Pokémon universe centered around LAKIGR, TANTOR, Larenti, Maqubi (TANTOR's mother and Larenti's grandmother), and RYFUBA.

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    TFS Plays - Pokémon Leaf Green - Nuzlocke Edition 
  • Throughout the series they becoming increasingly dismissive of commentators trying to give advice or slam them for their decisions. They also stop saying which site they're using for reference material due to hard-core players chewing them out for not using their favorite, instead claiming it's "your site of preference" or similar.
  • Lani, Grant, and Kirran decide to play the game in Hardcore Mode (every fainted Pokémon is lost forever, and you are only allowed to catch the first one you encounter in a new zone). They then contemplate the horror of losing in their very first battle, which is a real possibility thanks to the Random Number God.
    Lani: Oh my god, just think. If we lose here, we are DONE.
  • Kirran mentions the method of using the last digit in the character's randomly generated trainer ID to decide which starter Pokémon they will choose, which leads to much groaning when they discover their first Pokémon is Charmander.
  • The group goes with the time-honored tradition of naming the rival something derogatory for shits and giggles. In this case, Nutsack.
  • After getting access to their first set of Poké Balls, the group encounters their first catchable Pokémon. Deciding to play it safe, they use their starter's basic non-STAB attack to avoid excessive damage that will potentially lose them their first catch of the game. Cue the critical hit.
  • The team captures a Rattata and initially plan to name it "Ratattack". However they flub the first letter as an "S" and gleefully go with the joke suggestion of Scatattack.
  • After nearly three episodes of pure grinding, TFS takes on Brock. It goes poorly as their team gets dominated. They get smacked hard by the RNG resulting in Striker (Charmeleon) being the Sole Survivor.
    Lani: Next stop, the water gym!
    • Comments on each video claim it could have been avoided had they gone with Charmeleon use Metal Claw rather than holding him back. Several episodes later they bring up the deluge of comments and calmly reply they're all wrong.
    • As the first victim, Ydrib gets a Really Dead Montage.
  • Since Episode 5, Lani, Kirran, and Grant have tried to introduce themselves by modifying their names to sound like the names of well known Pokémon. Most of the time, it goes poorly, especially for Kirran.
  • From Episode 8 on, there has been a lot more grinding and idle chatter than the focused story play of the first few episodes. Some of the topics are... unusual. Like when TFS starts trading personal ghost stories.
  • Before entering Mt. Moon, TFS buys a Magikarp from the wandering salesman. Throughout their battles following they are continuously fantasizing about all the different ways Gyrados could be made even more awesome. The favorite theory so far is that they could teach Magikarp waterfall and have it climb to the top of the Dragon's Den in Pokémon Gold and Silver, thus completing the rite that makes it the dragon of legend.
    • They name the Magikarp Wanda in an unspoken tribute to A Fish Called Wanda. Several episodes later they note people missed the reference and assumed she was named after Ronda Rousey. They accept this and start referring to her as Wanda Rousey.
  • Upon entering Mt. Moon for the first time, TFS captures a Geodude and adds him to the party. After some discussion, they name him Dwayne in honor of The Rock Dwayne Johnson, which leads to many glorious moments of Geodude being declared "The most ELECTRIFYING contender in POKE-ENTERTAINMENT!"
    • Later, in Episode 21, TFS decides to shelve Dwayne for their run through the Rock Tunnel, along with their Fearow Alex. They then state that Dwayne is taking a break from his wrestling career to make movies, and Alex is joining him to make a Buddy Cop film.
  • In Episode 11, TFS has finally made their way to the final battle of Mt. Moon, where they earn one of two Pokémon fossils before exiting to Cerulean City. As they finish, Kirran has a bout of Fridge Logic:
    Kirran: Aren't we really the bad guy here? I mean there's this guy who has been down here who knows how long, who found these fossils through his own hard work, and along comes this punk kid who says 'Hey. Gimme one of those fossils', and the guy's like, 'No man, I found these', and then the kid says, 'I'll fight you for them', and he says, 'Okay.'
    • Which makes a previous comment about post-battle winnings Hilarious in Hindsight, because TFS had reasoned that what they were really doing was mugging their defenseless opponents with the Pokémon they used to defeat them.
  • In Episode 12, they talk about their first experiences recognising voices from different series. For Grant, it was Buster Bunny and The Crypt Keeper.
  • In Episode 14, they have their third encounter with Nutsack, followed by the gauntlet of trainers on the Nugget Bridge that culminates with a Team Rocket encounter. Before the fight, when the TR member attempts to persuade Lakigr to join his team, TFS displays a great deal of frustration that the game won't let them say 'Yes'.
    • They speculate that Nutsack somehow beat all of the trainers on Nugget Bridge in quick succession, then the trainers had an Oh, Crap! reaction to seeing Lakigr soundly defeat Nutsack with no effort shortly after he got off the bridge. Then, they change their minds and decide that the trainers all let Nutsack pass through out of pity for him losing so badly to the Team Rocket Grunt. Then they guess that Nutsack actually walked past the Team Rocket Grunt saying, "Smell ya later!" and the trainers were all impressed by his attitude.
  • In Episode 14 Wanda finally evolves into Gyarados. They are suitably happy when they send it out to decimate a trainer's Rattata.
    Kirran: Go Wanda! [bestial bellow]
    Lani: [Pokemon beast voice] Wanda!
    Grant: [Rattata is intimidated] Yeah you're intimidated! It's like "Oh Jesus!"
    Kirran: [beast voice] Wanda!
    Lani: [beast voice] Wanda bite rat!
    Kirran: [Rattata flinches] My god!
    Lani: The poor thing is just quivering in Wanda's jaw!
    • A running gag from this episode forward is that Wanda isn't fighting the Pokémon - she's eating them. This eventually becomes the idea that ALL of their Pokémon are cannibals who eat every enemy they defeat. (Except Quad S, who instead lobotomizes them with Psychic Powers.)
  • In Episode 15, they manage to completely curb-stomp Misty without any trouble, which was incredibly anti-climatic in comparison to the Brock battle.
  • When they capture a Meowth and drop it off at a daycare center, they immediately start cracking jokes about forgetting him and abandoning him there, and about "Meowthew" becoming resentful towards them for their absence in his life once they come back.
  • After deciding to kill the first Pokémon they encounter in a cave - a Zubat - they are very salty when good Pokémon start appearing.
  • In Episode 23 they once again comment on the consequences of some of the attacks.
    Lani: So here, have some Acid, it's good for plants.
    Kirran: AHHHHH! THERE'S ACID ON ME! Then he faints.
    Lani: Oddish's happy little face, AHHH! AHHH!
  • On reaching Lavendar City they're haunted by the spirits of their dead Pokémon, with the UI distorting and the team pics replaced with Ghastlies asking "Why Did You Let Us Die?" The episode ends with them screaming and no narration on the outro, the outro music played in reverse. Next episode the guys can't remember what happened.
    • Made better by the fact that the interface changes and color inversion are references to a lesser known Creepypasta tale about a glitched Pokemon game that results in the excessively creepy Lavender Town, from which there is no escape.
  • Episode 24 sees Gourdon killed by some bad RNG so the guys bring out Weezy. They declare it's time to #FREEWEEZY so they #FREEDWEEZY, and each mention throughout the episode has the hashtag flash on the screen with a siren going off.
    • Weezy's party art is an evolving gag, starting with him smoking weed while wearing sunglasses and a trilby hat. He evolves into a Kakuna with the same hat and joint but bloodshot eyes while Beedrill has all of the above plus a dollar sign gold necklace and sniper rifles in place of his drills.
  • Episode 25 has a shopping spree where they buy Hyper Beam. They plan to teach Wanda but on seeing Weezy can learn it they do it For the Lulz. They have to buy another one so Wanda can have her "love cannon".
    • A running gag from this point on is using Hyper Beam to kill Pokemon with just slivers of health left.
    • HYPER BEEZY BEAM!!
    • On the roof they buy drinks for a girl who gives them defensive moves. After the first one Lani wants to throw her off the roof. After the third, Lani orders Alex to fly her out over the ocean and drop her in as big a school of Tentacruels as he can find.
    • While fighting a Team Rocket Grunt they use a HYPER BEEZY BEAM with special sound effects for Lani's shout and an explosion graphic.
    • The episode sees them gambling to get a Dratini, hence the episode card having slot machine graphics and dollar bills floating around. Lani advises children that gambling obviously is a good way to make money or nobody would ever go to a casino. He then admits that's very bad advice for gambling addicts.
      • Lani admits he's looking up tips.
    • You know some Hilarity Ensues is in the works as soon as TFS lays down 30,000 Poké-dollars for coins.
  • Episode 26 begins with Lanipator berating Kirran for somehow losing all of their gambling money from the previous episode within the time it took for Lani to go to the bathroom. They'd actually bought a Dratini and decided to waste the left-over coins for a gag.
    • Johnnycash takes Weezy's place, so they had to #BOXBEEZY. Fans are free to start up #FREEBEEZY again.
  • Episode 27 has a real Crosses the Line Twice moment. Once they get the Silph Scope and catch a Gastly, they note how many fans were expecting them to name their Gastly after Nappa - except it's female. Who's their favourite dead lady? Princess Diana. Which they abbreviate to "PRINCESS DIE". WOW.
    • They're flabbergasted at how quickly a fan's correction of bad advice from another fan escalated to "drink bleach".
      "You can't do that, you idiot. Shut the fuck up. Drink bleach."
      • This becomes a gag as the video progresses where they say they'll need to drink bleach if they mess up. This pops up every now and then in subsequent episodes as well.
      • The "Drink Bleach" Running Gag gets hilarious payoff in the sixth Fan Mail Friday when it turns out that a fan actually sent them a bottle of bleach.
    • After beating Giovanni, they claim to own his casino and demand a free Porygon.
  • Episode 28 ends up causing the three the most stress.
    • First, after Lani advises Kirran to put Sandrew out against a Koffing, Grant jokingly states that the Koffing will use Self-Destruct. It does. And Sandrew survives, much to the joy of Lani.
      • Lani declares that Sandrew is his favorite child and he would gladly protect him by shoving the others in front of a train or chumming them to distract sharks.
    • Second, when they've finished everything in Lavender Town, Kirran immediately goes to take on/attempt to catch Snorlax. They send out their hard earned Dratini first, in order to paralyze it, but Snorlax not only used Yawn, which put it to sleep, but almost managed to kill Dratini with one Headbutt, leaving it at 4 HP.
    • And finally, they send out Wanda in order to combat the menace, but when the episode's outro is being given by Lani, the Snorlax manages to use Headbutt, and Wanda, (who is nearly full health) drops to 10 HP.
    • Early on in the episode, the group encounters a wild Cubone:
    All: Awwwwwwwww
    Lani: Kill him!
  • Episode 29 opens with the guys screaming in terror, with subtitles for the screams, streaming across the screen as it flashes between Wanda's 10 HP and Snorlax's full bar. This repeats when Snorlax later Headbutts Wanda to 3 HP.
    • After the battle ends they comment that it was kind of a dick move to make everyone wait a day to see what happened; Lani found the 5 minutes doing setup near unbearable. Then Kirran suggest having let the audience wait over the weekend.
    • Alex's death to a very bad matchup is met with stunned silence as they can't wrap their heads around what happened. When another Pokemon of the same kind comes out Lani warns there will be consequences if it kills Sandrew as well.
      • The explanation for why Alex died is also hilarious for aficionados due to Know-Nothing Know-It-All syndrome being in effect. TFS concludes that Primeape got lucky with a critical hit, despite several factors also being in play: Fearow being flying and normal type - meaning it has no damage mitigation against fighting types, Primape being a fighting type - giving it STAB, Cross Chop being a very powerful move, and Primeape having a six level advantage. Really the whole match-up crosses into Too Dumb to Live territory.
      • While releasing Alex they have a black screen with a quote from Mark Twain.
    • While swapping Meowthew into storage and Brandon into school they do a lot of shuffling. Rather than keeping the team lineup real time, they just plaster a giant "IGNORE THIS" sign over the team.
    • They're shipping Bork Laser the Snorlax/Wanda the Gyarados. Bear in mind that Bork nearly killed Wanda twice.
    • During the outro Lani can be heard wailing in the background.
  • Episode 30 starts with Kirran flubbing his Pokémon name again, despite the others giving him a name just before the recording started.
    • Alex speaks to them from beyond the grave, and they are happy to hear he forgives them. Then Gourdon pipes in that they could have swapped him out earlier and they respond he deserved to die. Grant admits he barely remembers the dead Pokémon at this point.
    • All three start plugging their individual Youtube channels and videos while talking about how trashy doing so would be in a video.
  • Episode 32 has them debating whether to take the plunge and level Charmeleon to Charizard. They decide that the viewers want that too much and they're obliged to ignore them due to the hate-hate relationship that's developed.
    • While taking Bork to the Pokémon Center for healing due to poison, they decide he's fine to walk the distance due to his high HP. They then debate touring the zoo while Bork is writhing in agony.
    • While discussing the Dr. Strange trailer Lani points out Hollywood has once again forgotten not everyone in Tibet is white. The others ask what proof he has of this.
      • It's even better if the trailer itself plays in your ad break for this video.
    • Gloom's drool brings up some thinly veiled innuendo, including it wanting to be covered in String Shot.
  • While preparing for Koga's gym, the gang trains up all of their Pokémon who will be effective against Poison types, such as Sandrew. The first trainer they face in the gym leads with... a Drowzee.
  • Episode 37 starts with them starting two trainer fights in a row with Wanda at less than half health, much to the aggravation of everyone not playing. When she gets poisoned and they have to leave and run back to a center for a cure they discuss how enraged viewers would be if she died off-screen to poison. They then start plans for killing all the Pokémon in the end-game with poison.
    • While fighting a Machop and Machoke they're amused by the thought that Wanda's literally drowning them, including wrapping her tail around Machoke and dragging him into the abyss.
    • One of the hostages in SILPH Tower seems a little too enthusiastic about praising their products in the middle of a Team Rocket takeover. The guys decide they're in the marketing department and he's just really dedicated to his job.
    • They are not fans of Mr. Mime, making mocking voices and cheering Wanda on as she eats him.
    • Lani wants to imagine that after a Hypno headbutted Bork, Bork just looked at it and then German suplexed him.
  • Episode 38's last five minutes has an impromptu skit involving two SILPH employees named Tanaka and Jerry. Tanaka is bitterly ranting about his life going downhill, and is grateful that Team Rocket showed up to the building having given them access.
    • Singing Grimer telegrams. "AH! AH! AH! HAPPY BIRTHDAY!"
    • The President's bodyguard earns mockery for using a Rattata and Zubat, convincing them he's a retarded cousin of a Team Rocket member. They just set him outside the President's office to keep him out of the way.
    • Team Rocket has an abusive relationship with their Pokémon, so beating them is actually a mercy kill.
    • And to end the episode, an Electrode uses Self-Destruct...while Sandrew is underground after using Dig.
  • Episode 39 had to have the audio re-recorded due to technical issues, but they periodically give a taste of the horrible original recording, which is so bad the video distorts. They also explain at the start there was a death and tease viewers periodically on whether it's the current fight. They lied; nobody died.
    • Watching themselves fumble around, they start to sympathize with viewers who complain about them being idiots.
    • The President's offer of anything leads to them speculating he's going to have his daughter climb on the table so the 10-year old can fuck her.
    • A conversation starts about a childhood friend who was convinced the government already had advanced technology, like Playstation 17, back when they were in middle school. This segues into him calling every major tech boom and a discussion on Ask Jeeves.
      • Ask Jeeves leads to search histories and hiding porn searches from parents. They then worry about neural chips in the future which run automatic searches from stray thoughts, like "naked grandmother".
    • During a conversation Sabrina's battle sprite appears to which they literally interrupt themselves to comment on her.
    • When they bring out Bill/Ted for a quick flight and have to temporarily box Striker, Striker begs not to be sent away with the crying Dwayne. They also point out Voltron's sprite appears very sad when they bring out a different electric type.
    • During the fight with Nutsack in this episode, Bork is sent out against Blastoise. As Bork attacks, they decide to check the original audio, which is best translated as “BORK!!! ASKNVUDNEKAHDIWNWOAJS”.
  • Episode 40 starts with them capturing a Pikachu. As it's the flagship Pokémon they decide to name him via word association with the Pokémon franchise, resulting in the name "Buttdork".
  • Episode 41 shows they've organized their boxes so the Pokémon they use most often are in a "Friends" tab, with Voltron shoved in a corner out of the way. The rest are in a "Trash" folder, aside from Beezy in a "Freeb-zy" tab. Lani declares he hasn't seen any comments on the hashtag on Twitter so any activity on that front doesn't exist to him.
    • A trainer uses Whirlwind to replace out Johnnycash with Wanda. As they Hyper-Beam the bird down they can't help but imagine how terrified the trainer must have been to realize they were holding back.
    • Bork has a "dumpy" voice and talks in Hulk Speak.
    • A Staryu used Recover while at full HP, earning much derision. They then froze it solid and laughed as they slowly pummeled it to death with Twister.
  • The move deleter in Episode 44 is a wife beater-wearing tough guy who smacks Pokémon upside the head with a crowbar to make them forget. "Yeah I'll beat the shit of your Pokémon til they forget!" His accent gradually slips closer to Brooklyn mobster.
    • The scientist who can resurrect Pokémon using fossils is the move deleter's cousin with the same accent. He can make an extinct Pokémon forget it's dead.
    • Grimer is effectively their mascot and the one they capture is greeted with a scream. His name after being captured is nothing but A's and he's dumped in the Trash box.
    • A Muk gives them a hard time, surviving three different attacks from Wanda. With a sliver of health left, they say they have no choice but to Hyper-Beam it down.
    • Complaints starts about Pokémon anime logic, such as Oak hoping Ash'll release his Muk since it smells so bad and the loss of the episode where he captured dozens of Toros.
      • Lani points out that in one episode Ash is talking happily about how he treats his Pokémon like friends compared to the asshole Gary. Then Gary feeds his own Krabby which causes Ash to abruptly remember he had captured one in the past and forgotten it.
    • A burglar with Charmander and Charmeleon either stole them from Oak or cloned them from scales Striker left on the corpses of his victims. They debate turning the burglar in but decide that leaving him without any Pokémon to defend him in a mansion filled with hostile Pokémon is punishment enough.
    • Bork using Peck on a Muk thanks to Metronome is just him smacking it with his dick. He then somehow picks up and slams it down despite being liquid. When he later body slams a Vulpix, he picks it up and breaks its back over his knee like Bane did with Batman.
    • The people outside the mansion must be really confused seeing random Hyper-Beams exploding out of it after some burglars and a kid went inside.
    • Grant would relabel other liquids as Hyper Potions and leave them lying around. It's not his fault if some Pokémon starts foaming at the mouth after drinking Windex.
    • Johnnycash hurts himself due to confusion, leading to a long line of jokes using lyrics from "Hurt" and other songs. This continues in the next episode.
  • In Episode 45 Super Nerd Avery is a bronyta (Ponyta bro) with an absurdly nerdy voice. His attempt to expound on the glory of My Little Ponyta ends abruptly when they start murdering his Ponyta.
    • Twister is all about hitting the other Pokémon with acorns, more specifically smacking them in the face with their nuts. There are many bad puns about this throughout the episode.
      • Discussing people saying the acorns are actually rocks, Grant admits he largely stops reading Youtube comments whenever they start correcting him.
    • A comment on Ponyta being just the right height for... certain activities has Lani pointing out you'd definitely get a burning sensation. He and Grant then state that while they have nothing against such humans, some people should not exist. "As far as organic life goes, there is such a thing as a waste."
      • They state that Grimer is better than these people, despite evolving from garbage.
    • When Grant states they respect gym leaders, Lani responds in shock that no, they don't.
  • Episode 46 has fun with Metronome, which they admit is useless but just too fun to not use. When it uses Water Sport, they imagine it's just Bork pissing all over the enemy.
    • A battle between Sandrew and a Sandslash has Lani and soon the others "singing" Duel of Fates. The ensuing dialogue, interspersed with "keh"s, indicates Sandrew is the Anakin of Sandslash.
  • In Episode 48 Lani is not happy that they're facing Moltres, a level 50 legendary god, with low-40 Pokemon. The guys are absolutely tickled when Wanda murders it in two moves without taking a single hit. As she eats its corpse and picks her teeth with its bones, they declare her "Wanda, Devourer of Gods".
    • Seeing the bald and bulky biker boss, Lani says it's obviously a biker Nappa. Their banter abruptly goes quiet when his first move is a high-level Self-Destruct. As they boil away the Muk he sends out after, they wonder just how bad that would smell.
  • In Episode 49 Lani points out the reason they keep using Metronome, despite the chance of Self-Destruct which terrifies watchers, is because they could self-destruct. They're fully aware it doesn't help, they just figure it's too funny to pass up.
    • Grant recalls the time he head-butted his brother and made the mistake of using his face. After being told he would have died young in the stone age he responds they would have taken one look at his sickly body and thrown him in the baby pit like 300.
    • The guys are not intimidated by the Cool trainer.
    • In response to the many people who have suggested type charts, Lani pretends to pull out a massive flow chart of the type advantages only to tear the entire part covering the Ice types.
    • They have Sandrew Dig against Giovanni's Nidoqueen and jokingly worry it might use Earthquake. It does, carving off half of his health. Their fear after the next Earthquake brings Sandrew to 27 is magnified by the return of the HP camera zoom.
  • In Episode 53, the guys get into a fight with a trainer whose Chansey keeps using Minimize to up its Evasion, with Bork Laser using Double Team to do the same. Kirran then tries to use Hyper Beam, saying "Against all odds...", but it misses. He tries again. And again. Needless to say, all five Hyper Beams miss. All the while, Chansey's actual attacks also miss, making for several non-scoring rounds.And then their next attack, a Body Slam, not only hits but is a One-Hit KO.
  • Back in Fuchsia City, Kirran passed by a Pokeball and said he'd only go back to get it if someone hand wrote a letter that started with the words "hey asshole". And someone did it.
    • A suggestion from the chat is to kill Sandrew while Lani is away. They pass and decide to veto the second suggestion of calling him up and claiming he died as Lani is on vacation. If he were at work or defusing a bomb they wouldn't hesitate, but not a vacation.
    • They decide to test the husband's acting skills, telling him he has three minutes to convince a gym leader to surrender a badge or the bomb strapped to his grandmother will explode. The resulting skit is worth a few chuckles.
  • In Episode 57 they start talking about what types of milk they'd be willing to try, ranging from rat to weasel to spider. This segues into a discussion of the worst experiences drinking something that isn't what they think, like week-old milk and tobacco-spit filled Pepsi bottles. Grant gets squicked out after one story and then insists they keep it going.
  • Episode 58 starts with Grant acknowledging just how weird the conversation got in the last video and how bizarre it must be to people just looking at a brief summary. Since nobody sent in an interesting conversation starter, they decide to talk about how they would act as serial murderers.
    • The suggestion of basing murders around the number 23, like in the movie, raises the worry of people just mistaking it for a very tasteless marketing campaign for a reboot.
  • Episode 59 has them screwing around plenty, including sacrificing Meowthew to Zapdos and wasting the Master Ball on an ordinary Zubat who they put in the box labeled "Trash" and name TakaTaka.
    • Their reasoning for sending Meowthew against Zapdos is that he needs to prove himself in combat due to spending all of his time in daycare or Trash. The traditional farewell trumpet is cut short by a chuckling Grant.
      • The new lore is that Lakigr kills all of his fainted Pokémon for being weak. He apparently has an industrial press solely for this.
    • Takataka is placed in the "Friends" tab by default. They declare it tainted and abandon the dungeon crawl to go back and put him in the "Trash", all the way in the corner. They then ask fans tweet about it to Taka.
    • After accidentally trying to give a full heal to Bork rather than Sandrew they speculate he would just reach out of the Pokéball, grab the bag of Full Heals, and take them all. This leads to speculation that none of Lakigr's Pokémon are under his control; he's walking around begging people not to challenge him or the monsters in his belt will erupt out and attack.
    • Buttdork has no mercy for any creature with eyes; he will not rest until all eyed creatures are dead and the world is blind.
  • For the finale they have a plush for four of the Pokémon, plus a Pikachu figurine with a blindfold drawn on and a Godzilla plush for Wanda. They noted she looks slightly different as pixels can't capture her true glory.
    • While discussing a swap that could potentially kill Wanda, Lani covers her plushy's ears.
    • Lani is not happy whenver they start moving towards the next door without healing first.
    • After beating Nutsack they demand he get in the hydraulic press they use to kill failed Pokemon.
      • The guys get a good, long laugh at how much this day must suck for Nutsack. On hearing he needed "love and trust", Lani very awkwardly says they definitely didn't kill every one Pokémon met.
    • At the end of the episode they discover that Nutsack has freed Beezy!
    • The final shot is a tribute to the fallen Pokémon. Except Gourdon.
  • In the Mewtwo stream Kirran accidentally puts Sandrew in the Trash tab and nearly does the same with Bork. He ends up pleading with the people in chat to not tweet about it to Lani.
    • Howard shows up and Kirran notes he shouldn't hand the controller over or he might kill another beloved character.
    • Figuring out how to trigger Mewtwo proves far more tedious and convoluted than they expected. After many failed attempts to do it solo and find a walkthrough, they finally look up a Youtube walkthrough of how to save Lorelei.
    • Using an emulator to speed themselves up, they're sprinting through an island while griping and without thinking one-shot a wild Pokémon only to think it was a shiny Sentret. They spend a good long while in silence before wailing about how it would have been perfectly legal to capture it. After much arguing with each other and chat they are relieved to learn it was just a normal one.
    • A viewer suggests that it Kirran wants 6k viewers he should take his shirt off. Kirran says that's not a good idea, but advises if people want it they should check his private channel. This later escalates to him stripping at 6k viewers and then a lemonade enema. After capturing and releasing Mewtwo, Kirran doffs his shirt.
      • The "drink bleach" gag makes a return, with suggestions that Kirran drink bleach if he hits 7k viewers.
    • Sandrew gets dropped to 1 HP. Kirran is in shock for a long time and asks everyone to screenshot it.
  • A preview for what's coming up opens where the Mewtwo video left off as a shirtless Kirran leaves the recording room only to be confronted by Lani. After ordering him to put on a shirt (which Kirran does between shots), Lani slaps Kirran silly for nearly killing Sandrew, putting him in the Trash, and doing a good job.

    TFS Plays - Pokémon Soul Silver - Nuzlocke Edition 

General

  • Their new character Tantor is, rather than ten year old kid, a 28 year old man who has a similar appearance to Nathan Explosion. He also tends to slip into shouting his own name rather than using proper speech.
  • The grand saga that is Tantor's mother's downward spiral into alcoholism, impulse buying, agoraphobia, and adultery.
  • Three episodes in, it becomes clear that despite running a complete playthrough of Pokémon Leaf Green, Lani is still clueless about many of the Elemental Rock–Paper–Scissors match-ups in the game.

Episode 1

  • In the premiere episode Lani attempts to time announcing the name of the Let's Play with the title card only to realize he started too early due to the cinematic playing out taking too long. He finally gives up and they just chatter about the video until it shows.
  • The pneumatic press for failed Pokémon is returning!
  • Their new character's name, Tantor, reminds them of alternately a battlecry or folk metal band. They crush guys on stage and bite the heads off Zubats and Squirtles, shell and all. "Jaws like a vise grip".
    • Over the course of the playthrough it's decided that Tantor shouts his name much like Pokemon. He's also twenty-eight years old and a fan art of him as a grungy musclehead with a face seemingly carved out of stone becomes his canon appearance.
  • The listing of which starter aligns to which number goes with Lani worrying about the giggles of the others. It is indeed the worst starter, Chikorita, earning cries they might as well quit. He ends up named Mr. Stake and they are relentless in their mockery.
    • Lani decides he's retarded with severe birth defects. Its calls are slurred and mispronounced as "muhr-stayk". They're really looking forward to the fan art.
    • The first name that Lanipator thinks of for their starter Pokémon? "Abortion".
  • Abbreviated Apricorn colors are pronounced phonetically throughout the playthrough.
  • Guide Gent in the second town has Master Roshi's voice and offers to show off his balls.
  • Professor Oak is in trouble because Totodile is a crazy bastard and is eating his balls.
  • What is the opposite of their previous rival, Nutsack? Scrodum The new rival is compared to Kaiba, only he lacks money and compensates with even more arrogance.
  • Throughout the episode, any time they pick an apricorn, one of them makes a vomiting sound when the tree spits the apricorn out.

Episode 2

  • In Episode 2 they are nearly stunned that their first two acquisitions mirror their Leaf Green run, but then they realize that they will probably fare better this time since the first gym isn't a rock gym.
    • Mr. Stake is desperate to please them, having sacrificed several motor skills just to try and say this name right. He gets slapped in response.
    • They declare their level 2 crap Pitojix to be on top of the pecking order, despite being weaker than Mr. Stake.
    • They almost let Mr. Stake die of poison on the way to the Pokemon Center.

Episode 3

  • Episode 3 has them learn the advice that running increases encounter chance. Trying to walk around still causes them to get in fights so Lani declares it a lie.
    • Youngster Joey calls them weak. In response they start acting in awe of his level 4 Rattata and his "top tier" strats. Its death has them "shocked" they defeated the King of Rattatas.
    • A new route opens and the first Pokémon they meet is a Kakuna, while they already have a Weedle (which evolves into Kakuna). A depressed Lani demands it be killed as it has ruined the entire playthrough.
    • The emulator leaves a large border of a "dark" cave visible and all three break down in laughter at the unexpected bonus to navigating.
    • They create a female form of Dwayne for their female Geodude, Dwayndelyn.
    • Kirran recalls the caterpillar he discovered far from any patch of grass and the deep emotional connection he felt due to its dedication. When Lani dismisses it, Kirran responds it's a better friend than either Lani or Grant.

Episode 4

  • Episode 4 has them catching a Gastly that enjoys poking their feet and looking at the ground. This leads them to believe that in life Gastly was a monk with a foot fetish that he couldn't indulge in. He licks every enemy Pokémon, foot to head very enthusiastically. Tantor could tell him to stop, but it's not their place to judge.
    • Lani calls the early game trainers losers for only having 30 pokédollars while Kirran thinks they're just beating up toddlers for their lunch money.
    • They start running adverts for companies "sponsoring" their playthrough during the longer fights, such as Husky Denims and Buddy Dollars.
    • Sage Edmond is in his dying moments and pleads with Tantor to spare his beloved Bellsprouts, his best friends and sole possessions. They respond by taking advantage of his poor memory to convince him they're his grandchild and bilk him out of his life savings.

Episode 5

  • Episode 5... #BoxTheQueen
    • The first fight takes about three minutes during which they chat and ignore the action. The suggestion of swapping in a Pokémon that could speed things up is shot down hard.
    • The Flying-type gym being located right next to a cave filled with Rock-types seems like a poor idea in hindsight.
      • The trainers inside are real bird fanatics, offering to teach how to sex a Pidgey and being so intense they shit white goo.

Episode 6

  • In Episode 6 they think the archaeologist they meet in the ruins is a nerdy Lord Orochimaru, having apparently mistaken the ruins for a Sound Village base.
    • After receiving another Egg to hatch from Elm, Tantor asks what it tastes like. The guy delivering it is less than thrilled.
    • Lani starts to say that Ric Flair is still relevant only to realize to his shock that Evolution was a decade ago. His stunned voice sells it.
    • Mr. Stake knows only how to love, having used all of his brain to learn that emotion.
    • The battle in Bellsprout Tower was a massacre, meant to prove to the Godsprout-worshipers of their false faith by killing every Bellsprout. After Tantor defeated all the trainers, the Tower "ironically" burned down.
    • Magnitude is opening a crevice in the Earth, dropping Pokémon into the depths. The entire mantle will be filled with them by the end of the game.

Episode 7

  • In Episode 7 their Slugma is finally hatched, which they declare a little bundle of mush. They promptly name him Ivan Ooze, their true son.
    • They're only healing Mr. Stake because the police will arrest Tantor if they don't take care of him while he's still alive. His evolution is met with derision and disgust from Lani; the only real change is that he's louder now.
    • Ric Flair is going to learn certain wrestling moves like Submission. Lani hopes they can find an Eye Gouge move.

Episode 8

  • Episode 8 has the "father" Lani declare he will not tolerate failure in his son, Ivan Ooze. As he constantly misses against a Hoppip Lani starts screaming about him wasting his time going out with friends while Kirran, the "mother", tries to send Ivan to his room.
    • Lani feels that Slugma needing to wait until 38 to evolve is a long time to be a disappointment.
    • Hiker Anthony's offer to exchange phone numbers is said in a creepy tone with a warning he may send some "pictures" late at night.
    • Lani points out that Slugma going after a Kakuna means that he's slower than something that can't move. And then it's pointed out he gets a giant rock shell on evolving, so should be even slower.
    • After saying Mr. Stake may die due to chance Lani protests they would and have never killed a Pokemon on purpose. Meowthew was given a chance to prove his love for his father and failed. After all, what kind of cat can't kill a bird?
    • One from the comments: A viewer realizes that Mr. Stake's relationship with Tantor is the same as Abridged Trunks' with Abridged Vegeta, leading him to have Prof. Little Kuriboh ask Mr. Stake's how the training is going and Tantor to tell him to fuck off.

Episode 9

  • Episode 9 starts with them finally getting the Zubat they needed to ensure catching a Slowpoke. After spending the back-end of the previous episode farming for one, it took another five levels for Ivan Ooze to find one. Takatakataka is too easy so they go with Manbat though they immediately want to rename him Manfruitbat.
    • Using Magnitude in the well is probably going to collapse the entire cave on top of them.
    • Team Rocket is trying to sell their own brand of crack, Rocket Crack, which is also the sponsor of the episode. It's good but not as much as Rocket Heroin.
    • Rock Throw is just Tantor grabbing Dwayndelyn and chucking her at the enemy Pokémon.
    • Their Slowpoke found at the bottom of the Well is named Slowmara, bits of the tape flashing on the screen as they name her and at the episode's end.
      • Her team portrait has stringy black hair crudely drawn on it starting with the next episode.
    • They declare that Rocket Exec Proton is 1) Tantor's uncle and 2) the Rocket Grunt who was guarding the President's door back in Leaf Green, seeing as both used low-level Zubats. They figure he is just really committed to Rocket's message.

Episode 10

  • Episode 10 starts with an immediate blooper and restart when Lani starts with "Hello and welcome back to Pokémon Leaf-" *error bleep*
    • An error causes the name of twin trainers to appear as gibberish punctuation. The guys panic under the assumption that Slowmara, tired of not being in the front line, is getting ready to take revenge.
    • Deciding to leave the gym for the last bit of XP Pitojix needs to evolve they're ambushed by Scrodum to their surprise.
    • Dwayndelyn wants to learn Self-Destruct and they let her learn it. They're planning for a "Goodbye Tien" moment in the future.
    • After killing Bugsy's Metapod, Tantor takes its cracked open corpse and is eating out of it on the sidelines with a spoon. Bugsy really would rather Tantor stop eating it after the fight ends.
      • Leaving the gym they finally ask why the heck the thing is filled with bizarre robotic spider platforms to move around. Lani concludes Bugsy really just likes building them; he caught some random bug types and his father gave him the Scyther, which gave him an excuse to theme his gym after bugs.
    • TFS goes to visit Kurt and get another custom pokéball by leaving a single apricorn for him to use, not realizing that he can complete a full stack of apricorns in a single day.
    • The boss of the guy who lost the Farfetch'd in the forest is enraged that they haven't been plucked, beheaded, and put to cooking already. The assistant pleads they're living animals only for the boss to reply they're monsters.
    • Lani imagines that Ivan should be leaving a trail of brown behind him, as he burns everything he touches to cinders.
    • Mr. Stake learns Headbutt; he doesn't need the brain cells, after all. Using it has them all yelling "MR. STAKE!" in unison. The Hoothoot they spawn via headbutting a tree spams non-attack moves for so long they're all but convinced it doesn't have any offensive moves. Her name is OWLYMcBEAL - the lower case "c" is important.
    • Mr. Stake finally gets to come out again against a Mareep, where he eats lightning and craps regret. After winning, Lani tells him he did a good job and then screams at him to get back in the ball.
    • They assume that failing to pay for the Pokémon daycare will get Pokémon Protective Services called on them.
    • Psyduck is defeated with one turn of Razor Leaf - that means he died to leaves. A fall day could kill him.
    • Heading to the department store's basement they find drops on the ground and happily declare it free. The workers plead with them that it's their merchandise but Tantor ignores them.

Episode 11

  • Episode 11 has the bad radio reception being due to Slowmara's attempt to come into the real world.
    • After beating Camper Elliot in front of his girlfriend, they decide to bang her right in front of him; she seems amenable. Her Pikachu's use of Double Team has them worried it will be another RNG-fest.
    • Naming Nidoran is done with word association. They come up with "Spoon", "Fork", and "Salad" - resulting in Saladfork. Once she evolves it'll be Queen Saladfork.
    • Slipping around the trainers to save them for later is a Metal Gear-level stealth mission. Never mind the trail of dead grass and Pokémon Ivan's burning form leaves.

Episode 12

  • Episode 12 starts with the guy's annoyed with a trainer who dismisses the 28 year-old Tantor as cute and little, only to transition into horror when her name is once again glitched. As they struggle to pronounce the gibberish, the decide it's Slowmara's presence bringing horror into the world.
    • What is the obvious name for Saladfork post-evolution? Saladspork.
      • If they catch a male Nidoran, they are required by law to name him Soupspoon.
    • Name corruption appears on the second Beauty but not a Lass, leading to the conclusion Tantor's just getting tongue-tied around cute women.
    • Lani compares Whitney to casual Pokémon trainers, like the old couple he saw in the park talking about "Stah-fish".
    • Miltank spamming Stomp and causing Dwayndelyn to constantly flinch gets Lani to shouting once again. They compare it to Miltank's rendition of a riverdance.

Episode 13

  • Whitney's crying and refusal to admit her loss leads to Lani bellowing "GIVE US OUR FUCKING BADGE YOU CUNT!!"
  • Episode 13 sees the guys aggravated by Tantor's mom buying them a Repel using their money. They conclude she's been laid off and Tantor's supporting her gambling habit.
    • They have horrible luck with Voltorb Flip, nearly half of their games failing on the first turn. Lani thinks Johnny Game (who has worked with Johnny Starwars) purposefully designed it this way.
    • The final game ends with all three yelling about Mr. Game's buillshit design.
      • The next episode starts with them declaring they went to a law office to complain about Mr. Game's bullshit games.

Episode 14

  • Lani's story about why he can't feel any sort of tension when watching The Ring: when he first saw the movie with his mom in the theater, a large black man sitting behind him screamed "GODDAMN!" during the first Jump Scare, causing Lani to have a giggle fit for the rest of the movie.
  • Episode 14 has a somber moment when Saladfork perishes against a Diglett's Magnitude 10. This, however, turns into Gallows Humor when it's revealed that Kirran did some... "corrections" to the "Release" prompt.
    Terminate this Pokémon? [Yes]
    SALADFORK has died.
    They will not be missed.
    • Saladfork's death is met with a brief rendition of “In the Arms of an Angel”. They also get a stinger screen after the gameplay ends.
    • After putting Slowmara in the box and taking Manbat to become Manfrutbat, they return fearing Slowmara may have killed others in the box.
    • Mr. Stake isn't actually head-butting a series of Voltorbs; he's just collapsing on top of them so his head's fall drives them into the ground.

Episode 15

  • In Episode 15 they propose Rock types should become Ground types of you beat them hard enough.
    • The Magmar trainer annoys them with constant RNG spams and unexpected type attacks. On the last one they finally send out Martin to end it, saying he should be able to take one hit. He’s one-shot from max health due to a crit. They are stunned into silence.
      Lani: Martin, no...
      • Mr. Stake lacks the mental fortitude to experience sadness in the situation.
    • Fans have cried foul on getting two eggs in Violet City; the guys think it’s fair game since one was received via a story event, but are willing to make an omelet instead if need be.
    • As they’re struggling with catching a Stantler, Kirran starts to say just to imagine how good it’ll be against the next gym. Mid-sentence they crit and kill it.
    • After the disasters of Route 35 and 36 they declare the two should be nuked and forgotten.
      • Given when their run of bad luck started, they think playing Mr. Game’s Voltorb Flip cursed Tantor.
    • They use Uproar against a Snubbull only for it to immediately start using Bite, cleaving off just under half of Owly’s health with each hit. She only has 4 HP when it dies.
    • Mr. Stake is too stupid to be affected by Confusion.
    • Considering her name, they start imagining what Owly would be like in a court case when she triggers Uproar.
      Lani: Brbrbr… BWAAAH! BWAAAH!
      Grant: Jesus, Owly.
      Lani: It just goes on a tirade, nothing but claws and beak everywhere.
      Grant: Holy shit, this is a simple divorce court, Owly.
    • When Owly evolves into Noctowl, they say it's time for "Season 2" Owly McBeal.
    • After a stressful fight with a Sudowoodo, the nearby NPC comments it was fun. Lani is not happy with them.
    • The name glitch strikes again, surprising them when it only hits the second name of two Beauties and is hidden off-screen. “Callie and BLEEEEHHH!”
      • The Beauties using Metronome terrifies the guys.

Episode 16

  • Episode 16 leads off with the guys pointing out that the Eevee they can get for free required them reaching a trigger point. They are happy to lord their superior understanding of the game over the people who thought they were idiots for not getting it earlier.
    • Tantor's mother calls them, drunkenly insisting she doesn't have a problem and there's no need to call his father. This repeats with the next call, where she starts complaining about Tantor's father and cries while yelling how he never loved her.
    • Lani doesn't want to waste valuable video time on grinding the level of Manfrutbat; it's better spent showing them walking back and forth between towns.
    • They start perving on Bill's 8 year-old sister and mocking Bill about how they got her digis.

Episode 17

  • Episode 17 has them crushing some severely out-leveled trainers. Against each Pokémon they debate type and then decide it's simpler to just steamroll it with Owly.
    • Tantor's mother sent them Tanga Berries with a note that they can make them into prison wine, just like Tantor's father. This leads to the question of whether Tantor will end up being arrested.
    • Headbutt, being Mr. Stake's signature move, is moved to the first slot which confuses Lani who wanted to use it on an Abra. Instead he ends up Cutting it in half, which he notes to be disgusting.

Episode 18

  • Episode 18 opens with a dance-off against a Team Rocket grunt, who Tantor and Mr. Stake absolutely crush. He fights Tantor because he's a sore loser.
    • Taking a poisoned Mr. Stake back to the Pokécenter, they imagine he's vomiting the entire way while still smiling. Nurse Joy smiles even as he vomits all over her, having seen everything already.
    • Owly gets confused in the first round against a Gastly and is constnatly hurting herself, leading to complaints to the judge about their lawyer's conduct.
      Lani: You useless, fucking owl!
      • The next Pokémon uses Confuse as its first move again, leading to Lani using a word he does not take lightly: Cunt.
    • Tantor's mom insists she is only friends with the delivery man, which causes Tantor to hang up on her in a rage.
    • In the team portraits, Slowmara's white eye is replaced with a blood red eye starting this episode.

Episode 19

  • Episode 19 has them rather suspicious that the Fire Breathers practicing fire-breathing in the burnt tower might somehow be connected to its state.
    • Lani compares video game characters giving you attack items to being in America: Eventually, someone's going to give you a gun.
    • The episode ends with them laughing at the emulator letting them see background they shouldn't be able to in the dark gym.

Episode 20

  • In Episode 20, they're fighting trainers in Morty's gym. They come across another trainer with a messed up name, which they've long since attributed to Slowmara and grown used to. Then the battle ends, and all the overworld sprites have been replaced with a glitchy mess.
    *beat*
    Lani: We need to leave. We need to leave right now.
    [footage from The Ring plays]
    • When they face the gym leader Morty, they read his dialogue in the voice of another Morty.
    • With a new HM move they very reluctantly take away Dwayndelyn's Self-Destruct.
    • Tantor's mother calls and this time he lights into her on missing appointments with the doctor and where his sister is. The guys then start building lore about how Tantor's sister exists but they're not going to reveal who she is.
    • Forced to kill a trainer's Sandslash, Lani makes himself watch so he can ready himself for what is to come. The others help by imitating Sandrew's voice.
    • After evolving into Golbat, ManFrutBat is constantly screaming at the top of his lungs whenever he follows Tantor.

Episode 21

  • Episode 21 has Slowmara hit with an Encore after using Surf. Lani muses it's too bad they'll have to keep using their best move as the Clefairy is washed into the Lake of Rage to be eaten by Gyarados, her trainer soon following.
    • Sprite corruption returns after saying Slowmara's name again; they keep repeating they need to stop saying her name. The cut as they reset the emulator again plays Ring footage.
    • They happily run in to fight the red Gyarados only to stutter as its first attack cleaves off half of Mr. Stake's health and their attack barely touches her.
      • The suggestion of catching the Gyarados earns shouts as all three agree none could ever replace Wanda.
    • The appearance of Lance causes some hesitation only for screams to start as, after using their inventory, Slowmara glitches the entire screen in a new and more horrifying way. As they panic over the headless Mr. Stake, Slowmara replaces the entire team panel before all three sections show clips from The Ring.

Episode 22

  • In Episode 22 Lani, watching their Pokémon hurt itself due to confusion, muses all of their Pokémon seem to be self-destructive. Grant posits all of Tantor's Pokémon hate themselves except for Mr. Stake - he loves everything.

Episode 23

  • Episode 23 has Lani saying they don't spray their Pokémon with water or yell at them to wake up - Tantor just turns on the pneumatic press and lets that sound do its job.
    • They lampshade their tendency to give any character with Johnny a Brooklyn accent, all done in said heavy accent.
    • Lani approves of the dress code for female Team Rocket members, ignoring comments about him being in favor of their sexist policies.

Episode 24

  • In episode 24 they have a double battle with Lance helping them. They decide to attack his Dragonite For the Evulz.
    Grant: Surprise! We're on Team Rocket!
    • Scooby-Doo is either a mass hallucination or a legacy character due to the short lifespans of Great Danes, each new one being slapped until it talks. Scrappy-Doo was definitely not a hallucination.
    • Tantor is a monster who has gotten away with literal murder.
    • Lani quotes a show and asks people to name it. Grant then says they should name the wrong show, resulting in a surplus of hashtags ribbing each other and Kirran stepping in with a neutral "don't care" option.

Episode 25

  • Episode 25 brings us Ivan Ooze's birthday. Grant objects, as of all their Pokémon, Ivan Ooze is the only one they've seen being born. This leads to Lani proclaiming that every day is Ivan Ooze's birthday.
    • And that he gets all of Mr. Stake's birthdays too.

Episode 26

  • In Episode 26 they state that Mr. Stake's head just flails around wildly when using Magical Leaf. He's going to learn Fly eventually, and will just use his head like a helicopter prop.
    • "Does Ground hurt Fire?" Cue enemy cleaving off more than half of Ivan's health in one attack.
    • Shadow Ball is Slowmara showing her enemy her home dimension.

Episode 27

  • Episode 27 has them face Pryce. Their concerns about his Piloswine turn out to be misplaced with a crit knocking it out. It's the lower level Dewgong that manages to rip through Fleecity and Dwayndelyn to their horror.
    Kirran: I had plans for Fleecity! She was gonna go to Harvard!
    • When Fleecity dies, they briefly sing "You'll Be In My Heart".
    • After coming to terms with Fleecity's death, Grant posits switching to the already-injured Slowmara. Lani objects strongly until Grant brings up two points: Slowmara won't eat a hit thanks to Fleecity's death, and everyone else on the team is weak to Dewgong.
    • They send Dewgong to sleep with Slowmara's Yawn, hoping to get some free turns of safety...
      "The foe's DEWGONG used Sleep Talk!"
      "The foe's DEWGONG used Aurora Beam!"
      Lani: WHY DOES IT KNOW THAT?!
    • Ultimately, they decide to send in Ivan Ooze to try to save the team.
      • Ivan Ooze getting buffed from Ancient Power is him going Super Saiyan; they get pumped up too. Him getting the move ahead of the Dewgong and killing it is full of edits to celebrate, including a text Big "YES!" across the screen.
      • When they receive a TM as a parting gift, Tantor slaps Pryce.
        Lani: Fuck you, Pryce! You murdered our favorite sheep!
    • Ivan will miss his sister, Fleecity. None of them remember who Dwayndelyn was.
    • Talking about people not getting a joke, they forget to swap their low-level Budge out from the front after starting a fight, resulting in much recrimination when it takes a heavy hit.
    • The discovery that Ric Flair has hit Level 38 in the school leaves them shocked. Especially given he was supposed to evolve at 20.
    • Lani feels that Mr. Stake is too happy.
    • They make a Mr. Stake and use Cut to crit-kill a Pokémon they wanted to catch. He's happy to have done his job.
    • Ivan is under incredible pressure to succeed, escalating to needing to be a magic doctor who performs life-saving surgery on himself and the Presidents of Doctors before simultaneously becoming President and a Supreme Court Justice.
    • Grant imagines Tantor as an adult trying to give his dissertation after getting his shit together only to randomly shout "Tantor!" during his speech. Then Mr. Stake bursts in through the wall and is used as evidence not all Pokémon are created equal.

Episode 28

  • In Episode 28 they decide a father trainer's Pokémon is his actual child, meaning they just killed his toddler. Then he wants to be their friend.
    • Tantor's mother calls twice. After yelling at her the first time, he just hangs up on her without a word the next time.
    • A Hoothoot appears and they send out Owly to show it the better version. When it starts Uproar, they do the same to counter its argument.
      Lani: You wanna raise a ruckus? You will be held in contempt of court!
    • Kirran starts yelling in Japanese again when it's time to think of a name for the Meowth they caught.

Episode 29

  • In Episode 29 a Ledyba spamming Comet Punch is met by Lani chanting "Muda muda muda!"
    • After asking why a farmer doesn't just take their sick Miltank to a Pokémon Center, they give up and tell the kids watching over it that it's going to die.
    • Tantor knows the delivery guy's name because he heard his mom yelling it.
    • A sailor asks Tantor to sing with him; the guys proceed to do so with Mr. Stake giving a cry of his name to finish it off.
    • A battle between Owly and another Noctowl has the guys really getting into it, talking about the courtroom chaos that ensues. After she flubs the case Lani starts talking about how she's going to really need to pull it together in the next season.

Episode 30

  • Episode 30 has Mr. Stake reach his final form, earning adoration from Kirran and gentle mocking from Lani.
    Lani: He looks so happy with his flower.
    • They then wonder how he climbed a ladder and decide he just reached his head up and used that to pull himself up.
    • Petal Dance ending with him getting Confused seems just perfect for Mr. Stake.

Episode 31

  • Episode 31 has Slowmara strike again, with the team party flickering and the Ring footage appearing with a cut of some fanart of her being creepy.
    • Kirran wants a dating sim where Mr. Stake is a hidden dating option where every dialogue option is "Mr. Stake". Lani envisions him headbutting out of a locker as their first meeting leading to him being subject to any number of high school tropes.
      • A fan created and sent in just such a game. Lani gets killed by Slowmara after making the first decision.
        Lani: Did I just die?
    • Grant recalls a year book signature he saw where they had scratched out "best friend", "good friend", and "friend" before ending with "someone I knew in high school".
    • They catch a lame Tentacool and discuss what to name it. Grant's first thought is "butt", but Lani says "We can't besmirch the name of Buttdork." They end up naming it "Assgeek".

Episode 32

  • In episode 32 they stop to have a photo taken with Slowmara out. The screen flashes to the well from The Ring and the Pokémon appear in bloody form. Afterwards Lani is whimpering.
    • Psychic attacks are just flooding the victim's mind with math equations and Bug-types are too simple-minded to comprehend. The quadratic equation causes Beedrill's head to explode.
    • Mr. Stake is like a shounen protagonist in that he loves everyone equally but it's an asexual love.
    • It takes them a while to realize they loaded a save game from before the last episode.
    • Kirran gets second-guessed on his decisions in a fight and complains they act the same on road trips. This leads to the guys whining like children in a car.
  • After being left in Daycare to level up far beyond where it should've evolved, Ric Flair finally evolves into a Quagsire.
    "The Nature Boy is coming, and he's new and improved! And he's got arms! And he's gained a little weight."

Episode 33

  • Episode 33 starts with Slowmara losing half her health to a single attack, leading to some hesitation and shouts when the trainer says the fight was fun.
    • Every trainer Slowmara beats, she comes for after seven days; that's why they never call Tantor. It'd be sooner, but she's slooooow.
    • After steamrolling the head of the Fighting Gym they mockingly ask if his master is around; they heard there was a gym fight in the area.
    • Their copy of Fly is a bootleg disc the girl burned. All the subtitles are in Chinese and they have to go to a sketchy website for codes.
    • Slowmara's glitch is even more bizarre this time as they turn into a translucent ghost that shifts between male, female, and something exploding as they move. Panic sets in and the sound begins to fade and distort as they realize the girl is Tantor's sister, who became Slowmara. The next episode begins with them unable to recall what happened after getting Fly.

Episode 34

  • Episode 34 gets very sad when Ivan Ooze gets killed in battle with a crit Crunch from an Arbok, but Grant, Lani, and Kirran's over-the-top reactions are so hammy that it winds up becoming hilarious. It starts with a long beat, followed by a unison and textual Big "NO!"
    Lani: NO! WHY DO THEY ALWAYS TAKE EVERYONE BUT MR. STAKE?! (sobbing) WHYYYYYYY?!
    • Grant later posits that they might just not be using Mr. Stake enough, and thus aren't giving him enough opportunities to get killed.
    • Their reactions eventually veer into the eloquent.
      Grant: Are you not happy audience? Is this what you came here for? Are you not entertained!?
      Kirran: You lust not for more blood!?
      Lani: Does the pain in our hearts somehow soothe you?
    • Lani wants to kill every member of Team Rocket, imagining Tantor whipping out guns and going John Wick on them.
    • Ivan Ooze's burial marks the first time they "cue up the bagpipes" for such an occasion. It becomes a Running Gag for subsequent burials.
    • Ampharos wanted to die rather than spend the rest of its existence stuck atop the lighthouse. That's why it wouldn't accept the medicine from Tantor.
    • "Who decides to be the Dunsparce trainer!?"
    • They refuse to take the call from their mom, still angry about the deliveryman being their "uncle".
    • They go the Safari Zone and see several Pokémon they want. Every single one of them flees; the only one they catch is a Geodude for a request they have to kill afterward.
      Lani: Safari Zone's a piece of shit anyway. Burn it down to the ground, Ivan!
    • Lani wonders why Steelix is so much better than Onix. After calling Onix a piece of shit he apologizes to everyone whose favorite Pokemon is Onix, even though they're wrong.
    • Tantor finally gets a Team Rocket uniform, leading to cheering and then regret that they can't keep it.

Episode 35

  • Episode 35 has Lani declare every Team Rocket member is about to be a corpse for what they did last episode. As they discuss how hard it is to accept what happened, the team portraits still have Ivan Ooze present.
    Grant: It's a shame we have to drown the whole team for the sins of one.
    • Slowmara won't leave Tantor alone, even if she dies. She won't allow it.
      Lani: I want them to know true fear. And fear has a name and face. And stands on two feet.
    • Tantor as a DJ would interview himself. "Tantor tantor?" "Tantor tantor tantor."
    • This is Tantor's hero moment. Before he was just out for himself, now he's in it for revenge.
    • They send Budge against Petrel's team of Koffings and Weezings, Kirran chanting "Budge!" and Lani declaring "We shall not Budge" when she No Sells a Self-Destruct.
      • If they catch a Koffing in the future, he'll be nicknamed Hugo Weezing.

Episode 36

  • In Episode 36 their confusion with high level Rattatas continues, though like with Cross-Chop Lani now has flashbacks whenever he sees Crunch. Similar confusion/anger pops up over Scrodum's team.
    • They want to share their pain with Scrodum when he once again shows up to interfere while they're dealing with Team Rocket. They have to reel back their shouts of triumph when Slowmara flinches and their one-shot on his first Pokémon is delayed.
    • To get the Ice Beam TM they'll need to play Voltorb Flip, their old nemesis. They expect it will go so long that Tantor will eventually come to understand his mother's own gambling addiction.
    • Koffing is happy despite being a shitty Pokémon until it evolves into Weezing and a second head starts growing on it. Then all it wants is to die.

Episode 37

  • Episode 37 has them irritated with Oak telling them not to ride their bicycle inside when they're fighting against an organized crime syndicate.
    • What uses are there for hamsters? Storing DVDs in their cheeks for use as shipping packaging and using to produce Hamster Ham, the latest street drug.
    • Grant doesn't speak for half the episode - he was sucked into Slowmara's upside-down dimension. They can hear him still, but it doesn't record.
      • He was on his game too - the best work they ever did, but you'd need to go into said dimension to hear it.
    • Lani admits he would still lead Team Rocket on a reform platform. Kirran tears into him for this after they killed their one true son.
    • The monsters from Slowmara's dimension are all on vacation in America. Before heading back to school they want to get in a few virgin's-first-sex murders in camping areas.

Episode 38

  • Episode 38 sees the leader of the Team Rocket takeover defeated by Slowmara. As she came from a tape and the trainer was broadcasting on the radio, Grant tries very hard to push a "video killed the radio star" joke. Lani barely acknowledges.
    • They participate in the Pokéathalon because it can be used to get the Fire Stone for Sluckbo's evolution. There are other ways, Grant just wanted to see how bad it would go.
      • It turns out their emulator does not play well with touchpad-based mini-games. They end up resorting to a mouse rather than the controller; after taking last in two of three events they boo the winner.

Episode 39

  • Episode 39 has Kirran worry that Ninetales sucks only for Lani to tell him to shut his face. After all, not everyone can be their son.
    Lani: She's so excited that we just mutated her body.
    • Their history with Dewgongs makes them uncomfortable at the prospect of making one part of their team.
    • To people complaining they're using male pronouns for the female Budge, the guys angrily shout she identifies as a he.
    • Lani baby-talks a Bellossom's cute sprite, saying he can't wait to pinch its cute little corpse's cheeks.
    • A Seaking comes out. "Oh no! An old meme!" "Hell yeah, this... Pokémon."

Episode 40

  • In Episode 40 Slowmara's eye transforms into a bloody mess.
    • Erwin calls to tell Tantor how great he is. Lani appreciates, which makes his death to Slowmara in seven days sadder.
    • Lani takes over for a rock-pushing puzzle, declaring it feels unnatural and worries it's the lead-up to a disaster. Grant muses his eleven year-old bah-bee self would have been tricked by one of the puzzles; the ability to understand block puzzles is a distinguishing feature between bah-bees and adults, like voting.
    • A Swinub was hoping Tantor would be his new friend. Lani gushes over how cute it is and then tells Mancrobat to eat it.
    • Lani's pissed at Mancrobat for not being Confused and ruining a perfectly good job about his idiocy. Grant then says if they followed Nuzlocke rules with losers in the Pokéathalon, Mancrobat would not be alive right now - but it was against the Olympic spirit.

Episode 41

  • In Episode 41 Mancrobat gets praise for hitting an enemy with his wing - the simplest thing he could do. They fully expected him to run into a wall or something instead.
    • They try to catch a Magikarp to not worry about it in the future but Lani is enraged when it escapes an Ultra Ball. They give it one chance to live with a Confuse Ray before killing it.
      • While discussing how Meowth broke his teeth using Bite on Magikarp, they remark that just shows how weak his Bite is given Magikarp is the Yamcha of Pokémon.
    • They have a few issues with the Teddiursa that's a favorite of them. "Get in the ball, you stupid bear! I love you."

Episode 42

  • Episode 42 sees Kirran out sick, though he's with them in spirit... inside a doll Lani's carrying with him. He's not sure on the results, but the ritual was already paid for so he's not getting a refund.
    • The urban legend of bodies losing a few pounds on death being the weight of the soul disappearing only to point out it's just the feces as bowels release. Lani points out that is his soul.
    • Lani reveals during high school he tried real hard to push the nickname "Lando". His current nickname is actually so popular he's called "Lani" more than by his real name.
    • A Self-Destruct causes Lani some audible distress, but it works out. They then debate whether it can crit (It can.) and ask the comment section to chime in.

Episode 43

  • In Episode 43 Lani starts chuckling when they encounter a level 3 Geodude.
    • Two under-leveled campers are defeated back-to-back. They muse the first one must have been standing in the background, whispering in horror not to challenge Tantor.
    • Coolhandlk evolves and they assume he must be in horror, begging to die due to mutating to have such awkward tusks.
    • Mr. Stake is happy to be hit by Brine as he loves salt; he does a happy dance and throws leaves everywhere to celebrate his new friendship only for his new friend to die.
    • Lani is surprised at how close they are to... the halfway point.
    • Grant nearly sends Coolhandlk against a Horsea only for Lani to warn him it could have Hydro Pump so they swap out... and it uses Hydro Pump but misses.
      • The trainer claims his team is themed after strength rather than dragons. Despite that both of his Pokémon are weak and evolve into dragons.
    • The thumbnail showing Coolhandlk inside of a Power Morpher.

Episode 44

  • Episode 44 has them remember they were storing a Rare Candy to use on Ivan. Now it's sitting on a shelf next to the blank spaces where they would have put his high school diploma and Nobel prizes. He was gonna change the world!
    • They spend most of the episode reminiscing and trying to recall every Pokémon that has died in their Nuzlockes. Their first visit to Lavender Town is still fuzzy.
    • They have fan art of all the fallen Pokémon from their Leaf Green playthrough... on a drink coaster.

Episode 45

  • Episode 45 has them liberally using potions on the Gym Leader; they explain it's just too difficult to grind up replacement Pokémon in terms of both time and the emotional connection.
    Lani: No blood shall be shed today but theirs!
    • Lani and Grant get pissed at Clair for being a sore loser who forces them to take another test after beating her fair and square. Lani does however approve of her dress, even if it's not school-approved.

Episode 46

  • Episode 46 has them attempt to give their honest (and cruel) answers when quizzed at the Dragon Shrine, and grow increasingly frustrated when the questioner refuses to accept any answers that aren't positive.
    • The fact that Lance was the last person to pass the test when the guru wouldn't let them fail makes the two assume nobody else knows Whirlpool, so he was the last one to come here.
    • Mr. Stake defeats a Seadra with Frenzy Plant, with Lani imagining the roots are just dragging Seadra completely underground. The trainer is in shock only for the roots to drag her under too, while Mr. Stake happily dances over the dirt where they're buried.
    • Much like his real life self, Ric Flair is in retirement and only comes back for a few special events only; he's not really part of the storyline any longer.

Episode 47

  • Episode 47 has them called back to the Dance Theater under the assumption that the Kimono Girls are calling Tantor out for a dance-off. Lani and Grant then muse on the oddness of the people they saved wanting to fight him as thanks.
    • Mr. Stake is usually cross-eyed; The confusion effect actually causes him to see straight so he never misses.
    • A Flareon is horrified on seeing Slowmara come out, though it barely manages to keep its head above the water.
    • Coolhandlk is a DJ on the weekends - Earthquake is him dropping the beat and the ceiling on his enemy.
    • Mr. Stake and Tantor do actually dance at the end of the episode.

Episode 48

  • In Episode 48 they have a very special ball to use on the special Pokémon in the Whirl Islands... unless it does something to piss them off.
    • Ric Flair ends up the HM whore to the point that they sacrifice Earthquake to learn Flash as all the other moves are HMs. They cackle at the idea of losing the best move in the game.

Episode 49

  • Episode 49 starts with a glitch that's more funny than scary, rendering the sprites completely black and appearing to move like dancing - Tantor tap-dancing and Mr. Stake moonwalking.
    • The idea of there being parents who fondly remember original generation Pokémon games leaves Grant surprised.
    • The Kimono Girls return and Lani mistakenly thinks they're summoning Mothra. He revises it to "Mega Ultra Chicken" after Lugia appears.

Episode 50

  • Episode 50 has the triumphant return of Kirran to WWE shouts and cheers.
    • The reason they won't capture legendaries? Nuzlocke rules require developing bonds and fondness for your Pokémon and you can't develop a connection with a myth or god that doesn't exist. The only reason Grant wants to capture it is because its sprite while following is the same size as when encountered.
    • Slowmara devours the soul of Lugia as the worshippers watch in terror. The Kimono Girls are in shock after watching Slowmara drag him underwater. In the next episode they imagine Slowmara now has spectral wings.

Episode 51

  • Episode 51 they start debating if there are any moves better than Earthquake and suggest Flash might be.
    • Kirran points out how their hatred in the first episode for Mr. Stake has morphed into love over time, having grown into and out of their hearts. "He's like a little love tumor."
    • In the first new grass of a route they encounter an Arbok, the same Pokémon that killed Ivan. All three shriek for it to be killed.
    • A psychic tries to read Tantor's mind. "Tantor Tantor Tantor..." "Man, your brain is weird."
    • Their failed Pokémon are dead because of their personal weakness - it has nothing to do with bad decisions or calls on their part.

Episode 52

  • In Episode 52 Lani admits he can only see Seaking as a vampire due to his fangs; Grant can only see him as a meme. "Fuck yeah, Seaking!".
    • This is followed by Kirran asking if their viewers are old enough to understand that meme. Lani says that because of the analytics that Youtube gives its users, he does know and knows where most of them are. They joke about knowing where exactly all their fans live because of it.
    • After sleeping in a house with Slowmara following them, the guys are afraid the owner will be missing with Slowmara wearing her hair.
    • The trio geeks out at the thought of a trainer having Pokémon in the same order as the English rap intro and excitedly burst into a rendition, only to crash and burn.

Episode 53

  • Episode 53 features them mocking the idea that any session they had without a gym battle or Pokémon dying was just padding. 31 minutes in, Slowmara is one-shotted by Scrodum's Haunter. This is immediately followed by an edited ad.
    Vince: Hi it's Vince with Slowmara... forget about her.
    • Immediately after, it is clear that they are having trouble following this advice. They proceed to OHKO the remainder of Scrodum's crew with Mancrobat and Coolhandlk.
      Lani: There. Will. Be. BLOOD! AND IT WILL BE YOURS, YOU FUCKING GHOST PIECE OF SHIT! YOU WILL DIE! AND YOU WILL ROAST ETERNALLY IN HELL!!!
      • Slowmara's death means all those people who were going to get their souls dragged to Hell are going to live now.
    • It takes a while for them to cool down.
      Grant: Well, now that we've got that all out of our system, we can probably...
      Lani: I HAVEN'T! (Scrodum summons Magneton) GODDAMN IT! COOLHANDLK, MURDER THAT SHIT!!!
    • When they go to release Slowmara, they're stunned as Slowmara comes back. Creepy music plays as they panic, and they try two more times only to find they can't release her. The episode ends up cut short as they have no idea what happened and need to figure it out.
      Lani (terrified): Was that the will of God?!
    • Grant starts complaining about the redesign of Ash for the anime's Sun and Moon series, resulting in multiple pop-ups of shots he finds particularly hideous.
    • Ric Flair gets sent out to use Earthquake on a Flaaffy... only for him to remember afterward they lost it. Much chuckling ensues.
    • Since they can't go to another country until they prove they're strong, it's decided Kanto is under lockdown due to a recent Team Rocket terrorist attack; they have to keep the dirty Johtos out so they won't mate with their women.
    • The team is a band - Budge is the anchor, Mr. Stake is the frontman, Slowmara is the powerhouse, and Coolhandlk is the hype. The idea of a mammoth on a turntable mixing tunes tickles Grant to no end.
    • An Ursaring really aggravates them, escaping multiple Poké Balls in a row despite being at low health. In the middle of Grant talking as it escapes yet again, Lani busts out "Motherfucker!" and then tells him to continue.
    • Kirran recounts feeling a "tingle in his pants" while playing on a kid's firepole and told his mom he, a good Christian boy, felt he was doing something wrong it felt so good. His mom just laughed it off and never gave him an answer.
    • They decide to ask Slowmara which hole in a cave to use and she responds by staring into Tantor's eyes. The correct interpretation of her response is "Run! Run to the hole!"

Episode 54

  • Episode 54 has MC Pinchee returning - they note he's doing the MC Hammer dance and he's wearing sunglasses, parachute pants, gold chain, headphones, and backwards cap. His party portrait gains those afterwards and continues to have them after evolving.
    • They fail to one-shot an Ursaring and Lani imagines it crit-killing them just to mess with the reimagined team.
    • Giga Impact sounds like a good album name. They imagine Pinchee shooting it out of his claw, which opens up slowly and fires to drop the beat.
    • Lani, having re-watched some of the original Pokémon dub, is shocked at how poorly it holds up. He openly wonders what street some of the voice actors were grabbed off of.
    • Kirran asks where Route 31 is; Lani responds between Route 30 and 32.

Episode 55

  • In Episode 55 they're leaving the country so they need to take the money back from their mom. They leave her twenty dollars and tell her to buy herself something nice.
    • Lani makes the joke about mom never leaving the house dark by saying she's extremely agoraphic after what happened to Tantor's sister; she only dates the deliveryman because he's her only human contact when bringing groceries.
    • Will's Slowbro using "Curse" is him cursing up a storm on realizing he was sent against Tantor; as a psychic it saw what was coming. It proceeds to do nothing but Curse until killed.

Episode 56

  • In Episode 56 while fighting Bruno's Machamp, they gloat about how they no longer fear Cross Chop due to having maxed out Budge's defense with Iron Defense. On the very next turn, Cross Chop crits, knocking Budge's health down into the red.
    • They're going into depth while discussing how to kill a Forretress only for it to Explode, barely hurting Budge and earning mocking laughter. Budge then being snared with webs against an insect it can easily kill earns the shock of the trainer's Pokémon and a shrug from Budge.
    • Budge is waiting underground to eat the Muk they just killed. It's going to drink him, just to prove it can; this results in them imagining Jackass in the animé with Ash trying it as a dare.
    • Hitmonlee possessing Blaze Kick against Mr. Stake results in horror, but Mr. Stake's health isn't taken out of the green. They're shocked that even when they put him in harm's way, Mr. Stake still won't die.

Episode 57

  • In Episode 57, the guys decide that for how often they're healing, both Lance and Tantor must have vats full of potions connected to Super Soakers and they're firing them at their Pokémon whenever they get low on health.
    • For emphasis, Lance had about four Full Restores, which frustrated the guys to no end.
    • Grant says he would admit they heal too much if they had to dip into the Full Restores - however they used Hyper Potions instead, so he's in the clear.
    • During the intro Kirran declares he's the Champion and dares Grant to top that. Grant responds by introducing himself as the next Champion, reducing Kirran to Nutsack's level.
    • They stumble trying to decide how to introduce Sluckbo, settling on "Our number one replacement".
      • Lani cares about Sluckbo... but he would rather win. Her title as their "favorite daughter" ends with a question mark.
    • They're offended by people saying MC Pinchee is a filler character despite his usefulness. You don't know filler until you've watched the Curry of Life arc.
    • The lengthy debate about whether or not it's worth it to give Mc Pinchee the Rare Candies becomes Hilarious in Hindsight when Mc Pinchee ends up tanking a hit with just 1 HP left afterwards. Had it not been for those Rare Candies, Mc Pinchee would have died. Also counts as a Moment of Awesome.

Episode 58

  • Episode 58 has Lani suspect that Elm wants them to conduct an ethnic cleansing of Kanto due to giving them an S.S. Ticket, complete with Nazi references. The sailors at the ferry all have heavy German accents and demand to see their papers.
    • Conversation turns to which of their Pokémon tastes best with calls for watchers to comment. Lani imagines Mr. Stake would be fantastic if he had the consistency of steak but tasted like vegetables.

Episode 59

  • Episode 59 starts off with MC Pinchee sweeping all the Sailors on the S.S. Aqua with Guillotine.
    • Tantor hasn't even been in Kanto for half an hour and one of his Pokémon got killed in battle. Yes, despite charging through the Indigo Plateau without a single loss, Budge gets felled by Lt. Surge's Electrode.
    • Later, they catch an unwanted Bellsprout. They name it 'No Thanks' and immediately release it. They justify it by claiming they are placing flowers on Budge's grave.
    • "Welcome to the Guillotine Hour". They muse the boat will have heads toppling off it when the waves rock it they use it so often. They continue cheering it on as it constantly hits despite low accuracy throughout the episode, with Lani giggling at the idea of a trainer staring in horror at his beheaded Machoke.
      Lani: The Law of Averages will come back to bite us on the ass later, I'm sure.
      • Lani later muses it's probably not the best move when triyng to catch a new Pokémon.
    • Mr. Stake doesn't cut trees, he just bites it off at the root and swallows it whole as he doesn't understand chewing. Headbutting trees is how he befriends them, and their roots are used for Frenzy Plant; he's either Treequaman or the Lorax.
    • At the end as Kirran is going through the fanart, he comes to the last piece focused on the deceased Budge.
      Kirran: Everyone knows Budge is kinda the best and we might be the worst trainers for letting that happen... Next on the docket!

Episode 60

  • Episode 60 has Sluckbo headbutting a tree rather than Mr. Stake. Lani angrily states that's not allowed and has Mr. Stake switched to the head of the party.
    • The group is looking for a Heracross to take over for Owly. When they find one, they interpret the typical Noctowl summon animation of twisting its head around to look back at the trainer as a stinky look, as if she knows she's fighting her replacement and she's not happy about it.
      • They would use an Ultra Ball to speed the capture, but it needs to be cool so they use a random assortment of other balls for several minutes. Lani refuses to use the Master Ball on principle. They begin to break down into laughter at the idea of a massive pile of broken balls surrounding it as it just won't stay caught.
    • Immediately after catching Btl Bailey they go to pick up the balls Kurt had made them and get Level Balls which, to their aggravation, would have helped a lot.
    • Owly is enraged when they replace her, yelling it's not right. Tantor has to go back to the PC to get the XP Share from her and gets clawed up.

Episode 61

  • In Episode 61 they discover their old nemesis has beat them to a new city: Mr. Game! To their rage he has replaced the slots with Voltorb Flip here as well, leading to questions on how he cheated his way into ruining two businesses.
    • Lani notes that Coolhandlk seems very happy to be alive and not disappointing their master, may the failures rest in shame.

Episode 62

  • In Episode 62, the first Pokémon they encounter is a Slugma. Cue gross sobbing. It reappears twice trying to catch the Murkrow; they run away each time, unable to sully those memories.
    • They finally begin sorting their Pokémon into the Trash folder, not wanting to leave the undesirables next to Btl Bailey. They do enjoy some of the names and allow a few who did work for them in the past to stay in the main tab. The main tab ends up sorted into tiers of how valued they are.
    • They bring out their Teddiursa, GNTL PADIN, to buff hits for the capture of a Murkrow. He gets OHKO'd. At his burial, they don't even bother with the bagpipes, they play Taps with a kazoo.
    • Lani tells the Houndour to go to sleep and it'll wake up as their slave- friend. Friend.
    • They think "Huxley" is a cool name for a Houndour, then shorten it to the even cooler-sounding "Hux".
    Grant: Hux ain't give no fux!

Episode 63

  • Episode 63 picks up with them having chained Grant to the couch overnight to grind the Pokémon up. The result was that Hux had been upped from a Level 15 Houndour to a Level 53 Houndoom.
    Lani: Anything can happen if you throw human misery and suffering at it.
    • Lani keeps Coolhandlk in to use Ancient Power on a Magmar, freaking the guys out only for him to both power up and only get hit by Confuse. He just wanted to panic the viewers at home by making a stupid move.
    • One of the bikers tries to hire Tantor as a drug courier. Grant is amused they're apparently joining the gang while Lani thinks they're the boss now. His biker tattoo is the word mom crossed out while Mr. Stake gets a teardrop for all his kills.
    • Coolhandlk keeps using Earthquake to wipe out Pokémon, leading to them imagining Tantor is just riding down the bridge with a giant sub-woofer going so hard it's shaking windows - yeah, he's that guy.

Episode 64

  • Episode 64 starts with them meeting yet another Slugma. They run away yet again as they've killed enough Slugmas. Then a Fearow reminds Kirran of Alex.
    Kirran: Just everybody that's ever died has come here to hang out.
    • The Fearow annoys them, refusing to be captured so they try to weaken it with one attack only to one-shot. It's the Fearow's fault; as Lani says, it might as well have been Cross Chop. Grant is not happy.
    • What happened to Fuchsia City that turned its paths into mud? When Koga left he rigged the entire place with traps.
    • Hux is an 80's action movie character - all the attitude of the Terminator with a denim jacket and leather pants.
    • When they get a Soul Badge does that mean Tantor finally gets a soul? Not yet.

Episode 65

  • In Episode 65 they return to a town from the previous game and are shocked to find a house has completely disappeared, thinking it was torn down as punishment for the owner losing his Dig TM.
    • The guys declare Tangela is not a Pokémon but a game glitch, with Lani blaming it on Slowmara.
    • Grant complains about how much healing their Pokémon in the field costs while Lani says that without needing to supply their mom and having joined the biker gang, they're set.
    • Lani baby-talks when looking at a Bellossom only to begin an impression of it screaming as it's set on fire and burns to death.
      Lani: And so ends Tantor's latest string of murders.

Episode 66

  • Episode 66 has them facing off against Misty. While fighting against her, Mr. Stake gets confused against Starmie. Said Starmie uses Ice Beam, leading Kirran to write off their starter. Mr. Stake survives with four HP left and snaps out of confusion before KO'ing the Starmie, with the couch laughing their asses off. Doubles as a Moment of Awesome.
    Lani: MR. STAKE IS UNKILLABLE! HE CAN'T DIE!
    Grant: We tried!
    • They had a titlecard styled after Saw, with the titular villain facing off against Mr. Stake and decided that regardless of whether he lived and died in the episode, the title is "Mr. Stake Dies". The reason for this is the assumption he'll die when they put him at the front of the party for the gym as their Nuzlocke curse has seen one Pokémon die in every hour-long episode.
      • They also preemptively call out anybody who skips to the end to see if Mr. Stake is still alive and then comments about the false advertising.
      • After calling an end to the episode, the team is headed to the Pokémon Center, commenting that Mr. Stake "earned" a trip to the ER for surviving that Ice Beam, and also saying that he's got frostbite everywhere and chunks of his limbs are falling off along the way.
    • Hux is the schoolyard bully who pulls off his sunglasses to call Porygon a nerd, then sleeps with its girlfriend. He later declares another Pokémon's mom is hot and that he's gonna bang it.
    • Tantor wonders internally if, having conquered one country, he really needs to continue. The voices answer "OF COURSE YOU DO!" and "Muhr-stayk!"
    • Grant speculates that the protagonists are elites given free Pokémon and sent out to explore the countryside while other plebians lack their rights and starting advantages. It's a very socialist economy with the gym leaders living like kings.
    • They discuss the curse of a death in every hour-long episode since around episode 20 and resolve to break it, with Kirran suggesting they just stay in an extremely low-level zone where they'll be safe.
    • Mr. Stake is the only thing keeping Tantor grounded in reality, otherwise he would sink into his angst and hatred. Grant starts to question this until he remembers Tantor's wearing a necklace containing his sister's soul.
    • Given Crabhammer's low accuracy, they blame MC Pinchee's shades and speculate he's wearing them due to being extremely hungover. He can barely fulfill his duties, despite apparently being reduced to doing birthday parties.
    • They start off making fun of the Manager for his sixth rule (The Manager is awesome) but eventually segue into him being a professional wrestler and having faked his death during the war while surving alongside Private Surge.
    • The butchered English of the Team Rocket member makes them assume he's foreign and they begin reading his lines in a thick Russian accent.
    • They begin discussing how weird it is that there are a bunch of fat sailors around the pool watching the girls swimming in the pool, who Lani hopes are at least 16 years old but worries might be middle schoolers. The sailor with binoculars earns particular mocking and laughter, portraying him as having a restraining order that whose limits he's barely skirting.

Episode 67

  • Episode 67 has multiple trainers with glitched names, leading to speculation Slowmara was warning them about the "Shadow Over Celadon".
    • "Get your Gen 4 garbage out of here, this is Gold and Silver! #NotMySilver!"
    • Erika comments "Wow, that's a bit harsh" just after her Bellossom barely manages to scratch Mancrobat with her most powerful attack; the guys agree.
    • Tantor isn't smart enough to understand walls, just constantly running into them until he finally gives up and punches through.

Episode 68

  • Episode 68 has Hux trade out sunglasses for a sash, which they imagine he wears like a bandana. This leads to them imagining a Hux vs. Buttdork battle though they immediately comment he needs to survive that long; that may be a problem even with the hour episode curse broken.
    • Taking down Mr. Mime with a Crunch, Lani declares Hux just tore out his throat. After the fight, Hux was throwing the corpse all over the place while Tantor was talking with Sabrina even takes it into his Poké Ball when they leave. Even Tantor thinks it's a bit much but he can't control Hux.
    • Ralph declaring he spends more time with his Goldeen than kids leads to laughter at the idea of a father passing up family time to watch a goldfish.

Episode 69

  • Episode 69 has them capture Soupspoon after all this time. It's noted he's "quick to anger" and "kind of an asshole". They also thank a viewer who sent them an actual salad fork with Saladfork on it and imagine they should build up a full set of dinnerware, complete with a Voltorb cereal bowl.
    • Hux is just as much of an asshole as usual, demanding a student's lunch money, books, and its mom - she's hot so he's gonna bang her. The father just sits in the corner and watches, feeling disappointed in his son.
      • Grant points out that Hux is obviously a bad influence since after catching him they joined a biker gang. Hux is the devil on Tantor's shoulder to oppose Mr. Stake as an angel on the other.
    • Kirran demands they Guillotine the next Pokémon or he'll walk out. They do so but use it to cut off the Aipom's tail instead of head. He continues to demand it as they move forward, even when the others express uncertainty.
      • After wiping an entire team with Guillotine, Grant starts mocking commentors who protested they felt physical pain at the choice of skill.
      Lani: Without Guillotine, he's worthless.
    • They really enjoy how anime the Megahorn attack animation is, imagining a single attack with it killed two Pokémon.
    • "Alright, Hux, it's time for you to eat another mom." "Yes, both ways."

Episode 70

  • Episode 70 has them spamming Guillotine on a Fearow with it failing only to have a minor freakout when it uses Mirror Move. Thankfully it also fails, but Lani states he would have walked out of the room if it worked.
    • After discussing how people complained about using the male Heracross sprite for the female Btl Bailey they start poking fun at the video editor who takes up their challenge, the video showing the long editing process as he slims down and reshapes the horn... and then laughs, resets it to the original shape, and sloppily pastes on a low-res pink skirt. This skirt remains with Bailey moving forward.
      Mike: Nah, just fucking kidding, here's a dress, bitch! HA! HA! HAAAAA!
    • Pinchee and Coolhandlk double-team a student and teacher because it's time for their concert; it's a bit difficult to drop the beat with Earthquake since the singer isn't flying type. Pinchee keeps missing, being extremely hungover and vomiting all over the place until Mancrobat pulls him backstage.
      Lani: Pinchee, use Hangover! *BLERGH*

Episode 71

  • Episode 71 starts with Lani gushing over a Whimsur and then dismissively ordering Bailey to split it in half, vertically.
    • A Slowking using Confusion on Bailey has them whimper but it's so low-level there's no real impact. They then are "afraid" when they meet a level 65... Magikarp. They have no idea how they survived.
    • Facing a trainer with nothing but Pikachus, they assume his favorite is the last one he sends out - it's the one he wants to see die the least.
    • Against a Gyarados they bring out Mr. Stake joking it might have Ice Beam. It uses Ice Fang on them (to little effect), enraging the guys and ordering him to drains his life. Lani fully approves of the new canon that Frenzy Plant is Mr. Stake's Stand and he's just ordering it around.

Episode 72

  • Episode 72 has Grant mention not since Song of the South has a Disney production used the N-word as much as Luke Cage.
    • They want to capture a trainer's Xatu and say that since the Master Ball has a 100% catch chance they should be able to steal it. The trainer blocks it and they get the ball back, so assume they were just playing catch.
    • Pinchee gets hit with Confuse and they sigh that he's drunk again. Problems with him missing with guillotine and taking lots of damage make them regret just how much the local heroin and cocaine has really forced his life off-track. Even in a group picture he can't face the right way.
      Lani: Get your life together, Pinchee! Get. Your. Life. Together!
    • Lani eventually claims it's depression over Budge's death; Pinchee is feeling survivor guilt since he couldn't do anything and needs counseling. They ask the comment section for help in deciding how to help him... except for getting rid of Guillotine.
      • They try to teach Pinchee Waterfall, which people have kept bugging them to do - simply to show everyone no, he can't learn Waterfall.

Episode 73

  • Episode 73 sees them angry when the Name Rater gives Mr. Stake a "Decent" rating. Lani wants Hux to burn down the entire town in response.
    • Discussing the "mass grave" that replaced the cemetary tower - created when ghosts were proved to exist, so why bother giving the corpses special treatment? - they ask where the option to desecrate a grave is. "Press X to Desecrate".
    • Magnet trains are much better than bullet trains - after all, when was the last time a magnet killed somebody? ("Have you never read X-Men?")
      • After the long process of getting the Pass for the train and riding it, Grant wishes they hadn't wasted part of an episode on it.
    • Lani doesn't want to use Guillotine on a Snorlax - they're saving it for a very special Snorlax. They debate capturing the Snorlax they're fighting after it survives with a sliver of HP but decide to finish it with a Megahorn impalement instead.
    • They imagine that wild Digletts are like Critters, being small but extremely vicious and using antlion-style pit traps. The one they capture is named Teara with a heart; she has never seen the light of day and, going into the PC, she never will.
    • It becomes necessary to once again learn Cut and there is much debate on which to teach it to, very reluctantly getting rid of one of Mr. Stake's three Grass-type moves. They try to vindicate keeping Crabhammer on the first Pokémon they encounter after only for it to miss... and Guillotine hits.
      • A Jynx is Forewarned about Pinchee's Guillotine, giving her a vision of her head rolling of the shoulders. Sure enough the first move is a Guillotine that connects; they didn't want to make Forewarn a liar.
    • Mr. Stake is moved to the front of the party as Grant feels uncomfortable about him not being their highest-level Pokémon. His drain move absorbs all of the victim's aspirations, hopes, and dreams, leaving him a happiness elemental just like Mr. Stake.
    • Reading Mr. Stake's mind fails; it's just a black void.
    • A Starmie, which nearly killed Mr. Stake last week, comes out and Lani begins feeling uncomfortable as he's already low on health. They insist on Giga Drain; they're halfway through the hour, what could go wrong? In this case, nothing.
    • They decide to visit Lakigr's house - Hux fux Lakigr's mom while Tantor jerks off in his bed with Mr. Stake watching. Kirran notes that many people are both concerned and strangely aroused by Hux fuxing around so much.
    • Their time played shows they're at ninety-six hours time played, proving people who think they're hacking to boost levels wrong.
    • They make the mistake of starting a challenge battle, pitting the starters against a leveled down team. After much fear about losing Hux and Pinchee, they run away.
    • Discussing why gym trainers tend to focus on specific types of Pokémon, Lani proposes as a child they found one they fell in love with and took care of for all the years until Tantor killed it.
    • Lani gets angry when his obvious setup for a Meta-podcast about Meta-jokes is ignored.
    • Tantor's first impulse on finding a blue flute? Beat people with it.
    • Grant uses overkill to wipe out a Beedrill, earning mockery from the other guys and then suggestions on how Hux would react.
      Grant: He'd probably demand my lunch money.
      Lani: And then fuck your mom.
      Grant: Damn it, Hux.
      Lani: Hux, come on, we have to go to the Elite Four today.
      Grant: She lives, like, across the country, why are you doing this? Are you chartering a flight? Huuuux! You're using my lunch money to fly to, ahhh!
    • "How does that Bug Catcher have a fucking Pikachu?" "'cause he's really bad at catching bugs."

Episode 74

  • Episode 74 has Mr. Stake's weekend vacation - eating the entire Rock-type gym. He absorbs every Pokémon Brock sends out with Giga Drain; he's just standing there and his aura is murdering every Pokémon.
    Grant: This has just been "Press A". Don't even move.
    • An Omastar manages to block the Giga Drain - and Mr. Stake calls in his tree friends, who just stomp all over the place and beat the Pokémon to death. Brock had just been trying to buy time with Protect to figure out a plan.
      • The trees don't leave afterward, they just gather around the gym and intimidate the trainers. When Brock leaves that night, they're cracking their... knuckles? and looking for a fight.
    • They want to get to Mount Moon this episode but the path is covered with trainers who are layered so slipping past is near-impossible without triggering another. They get increasingly desparate as it takes longer than expected.
    • The intervention for Pinchee's drug habits was not pretty, but it worked - on his first trainer, his first Crabhammer hit as did the Guillotine.
      • They don't however send him against a Magneton - he has no neck, after all.
    • The last trainer before the Center pisses them off by spinning around to face them and earns extra anger when he sends out a Magcargo.

Episode 75

  • Episode 75 has the return of Scrodum, with his Sneasel's skill being broken by a Brick Break and Hux sweeping the last half of the team before asking about his mom.
    • Grant wants to name the Paras after somebody to be mean, but can't think of anyone off the top of his head. Lani and Kirran have the same problem, Lani not wanting to call anyone in his personal life out.
    • A picknicker approaches Tantor and stutters; Tantor preemptively has Bailey attack her, seeing as she started it.
    • Eusine humbly asks Tantor to capture Suicune so it can be researched; Pinchee one-shots it with Guillotine. Eusine's humble response and comments about it being an amazing battle leaves the guys laughing.
      Lani: Rest in hell, you piece of shit.

Episode 76

  • Episode 76 has Lani note that the smell of Cinnabon is good but the actual roll is more like a beanbag covered in icing than anything.
    • A Shroomish is met with disgust; Kirran named his "Living Garbage" in a Nuzlocke.
    • Locating the Fire Gym so close to an ice cave system seems like a bad decision, in light of potential environmental impacts and the recent volcanic eruption.
    • MC Pinchee continues to struggle with his addiction and they try to teach him Waterfall again (they still can't); Lani's annoyed that Guillotine seems to be the most accurate of his moves until...
      Kirran: Do you see this? MC Pinchee tried to Guillotine and the other Pokémon yawned. He's disappointed! Holy shit, MC Pinchee.
      Grant: Here's what I think of your effort. *yawn*

Episode 77

  • Episode 77 has them getting hype over MC Pinchee getting off Crabhammers and Guillotine right up until Rapidash murders him. There's a calm, quiet reaction until the screams start.
    Lani: The best move in the game is gone!
    • Kirran can't be sad about what happened because it was too funny. Lani posits they just pushed him too hard, with every successful Guillotine leaving him depressed.
    • Coolhandlk is "very happy"; Lani's glad he moved on already while Kirran laughs in the background. Lk thinks Pinchee was holding him back.
    • Pinchee's farewell goes with the traditional bagpipes overlaid with a "sick beat" and Pinchee's picture dancing around. Then they have to go digging through the Trash for something useful.
    • They posit the episode's... incident will cause Pinchee's final track to really sell and then speculate it was planned this way.
    • Despite coming to the consensus that Vaporeon would be the all around better replacement, they decide to snub it in favor of evolving their Goldeen into a Seaking because it can learn Horn Drill.

Episode 78

  • Episode 78 picks up where the last episode left off with them capturing a Chinchou and dumping Deen Amber in the Trash, rendering their lengthy debate even more pointless.
    Lani: A radiant beauty like no other. Fuck you, Sluckbo.

Episode 79

  • Episode 79: The group comes in to face Nutsack, expecting an easy win streak. Instead they're left speechless when Nutsack's Exeggutor not only survives Coolhandlk's Ice Fang, but one hit kills it with Leaf Storm. By the end of the match in which both Hux and Mancrobat are nearly killed as well, the group (especially Kirran) are practically freaking out over how scary Nutsack has been.
    Kirran: The Musical Duo, why?
    Lani: They'll be joined together in the afterlife, I suppose.
    • In a Call-Back to the first Nuzlocke's finale, Nutsack did in fact Free Beezy and used it in his battle against Tantor.
    • Nutsack's final Pokémon is a lowly Pidgeot... which gives Mancrobat several brushes with death, forcing them to bring out the Super Soaker once again. They finally get its health low and use a Fly to finish it off. It survives with a sliver of health, hits Mancrobat hard, and heals to full.
      • When Mancrobat gets swapped out for the third time, they're chanting "Hux, Hux, Hux" only for Lani to end the chant with "FUX!" when it's Bailey.
      • They keep up up a constant stream of Confuse Rays to hopefully give them the edge over Pidgeot. Until in what is practically a dick move it uses Mirror Move and uses Confuse Ray on Mancrobat.
    • In total it takes five swaps and twelve minutes to beat the Pidgeot, costing them six Hyper Potions, one Full Restore, and a few years off their lives.
    • They declare at the end that it's their fault - Mr. Stake made a deal with the Hux and this is the price, the Musical Duo's lives. Coolhandlk's bagpipe is accompanied by a heavy bass.
    • Earlier, the team faces off against a Slowking, and Lani moans how he expects Slowking (a Water/Psychic-type) to use Flamethrower or "some dumb move". Once Mr. Stake is in against it, it actually does use Flamethrower. And that isn't even a game edit; the Slowpoke family really can learn Flamethrower despite being part-Water! Lani decides it makes more sense that the Slowking is packing an actual flamethrower.

Episode 80

  • In Episode 80 the guys take no chances with their rematch with the Elite Four. They get SoupSpoon out of storage, grind him up to Level 68, and evolve him with the Moon Stone into Nidoking. His first trainer battle is against Koga and he one-shots his first Pokémon with Earth Power.
    • After SoupSpoon's "coronation" his team art gains a small red velvet crown to denote his new position.
    • A Jynx looks shocked when it's forewarned against Flamethrower; they're happy to oblige.
    • When Horn Drill misses against a Venomoth and it Double Teams, Lani declares they've upped the ante and need to use all the remaining Horn Drills. Their thrill over the constant evasion up/missed attack chain lasts until Psychic takes more than half his health in one go.
      • Lance's Altaria uses Double Team and Lani laments they don't have any Horn Drills to use on it.
    • Lani's worried Swalot wants to play with his nipples. Nothing sexual, he just wants to fiddle with them a bit.
    • Kirran declares Mancrobat is the least appreciated of their Pokémon despite doing work longer than everyone except Mr. Stake... and he still won't care if he dies.
    • When Bruno's Machamp is sent out, Soupspoon is swapped into the battle and destroys Machamp with the last Horn Drill.
      Grant: Because it has No Guard, and that means YOU'RE FUCKING DEAD!
    • An Absol blocks Brick Break only to die to a second one; Lani imagines Bailey did a flash step, with the blocked Break just being the afterimage while she struck from behind.
    • When Lum-chan takes more than 100 HP damage in the first fight against Lance, they grudgingly admit this fight will likely require bringing out the Super Soakers yet again.
    • Garchomp uses Outrage when they send out Mancrobat, knocking off three quarters of his health. Mr. Stake ends up being sent to eat the attacks, leaving them very tense for two turns until it ends... and then it starts Outrage again two turns later. Kirran states he's fine with someone else dying but not Mr. Stake.
    • Dragonite uses Safeguard after being dropped to low health with an Ice Beam, resulting in mocking laughter and demands of why he would do such a thing. They end up actually feeling a bit let down as Lance was significantly less difficult than they expected.
      Kirran: This feels undeserved.
      Lani: No it feels more than deserved, we're just too powerful. Is there no one who can stand up to Tantor!?

Finale

  • The finale is the epic final battle with Lakigr, complete with his final Pokémon team of STRIKER, WANDA, BORK LASER, SANDREW, JOHNNYCASH, and BUTTDORK added in. The guys once again has plush toys for each of their Pokémon, complete with Slowmara with black hair. Cthulhu is also attending to support Lani.
    • Hux's team portrait has gained a pair of sick shades and Mancrobat now has a black cowl. Each mention of Soupspoon requires elaborate flattery, with Lani consistently using the praise of "violent" for his reign.
    • Johnnycash survives Ice Beam with a fraction of health, but dies after succumbing to field damage from hail.
    • Lani takes out a plush of Sandshrew when it comes time to kill him, declaring he needs to do this himself... only for Lakigr to use a Full Restore. After finally killing Sandrew, Lani gives a sad farewell and then chucks the plush into the wall with a declaration he will not be missed.
    • Soupspoon killing Wanda after he died.
      Lani: His reign was terrible and short.
      Kirran: POISON POINT!
      Lani: THE KING FROM BEYOND THE GRAVE!
      Grant: Curse this poisonous royal blood of mine!
    • With just Buttdork left, they tell Lakigr to get him and his mom ready - Hux is getting ready for a hot date with her. Mr. Stake ends up getting paralyzed and is unable to move for several turns in a row - he doesn't think killing Lakigr is the right thing.
      • Mr. Stake summons his Stand (Frenzy Plant), complete with graphic Engrish writing of it on the screen.
    • After fighting and beating Lakigr's team, the guys are discussing what other Pokémon games they are going to do Nuzlocke runs on later. Kirran and Lanipator then say that they would want to do Emerald, X/Y, and their favorites: Black and White. The video immediately pauses with a message from Mike the editor:
      Note from the editor (Mike): Black and White are the worst games and generation of Pokémon. Kirran and Lani are objectively wrong and should feel bad about themselves. Kirran and Lani eat at Garbodor's Pub. Cuz their taste is trash. With love, —Mike
      • After this aside Kirran notes that it's hard, with Mike pausing to note "and bad". Grant declares their hypothetical Nuzlocke of Black and White could potentially get Cut Short if it's too hard and their Pokémon die too early, which earns a "good" from Mike.
    • The fact that Mr. Stake survived the entire Nuzlocke and remained on the team until the end like one of them predicted in episode two.
    • Lani regretfully admits he has come to love Mr. Stake and says the merchandising department is welcome for their increased sales of Meganium merch - then insists "Nintendo, give me free stuff".

Gaiden Special

  • The Gaiden special has Grant dressing up with all the special items their winning team wore: Soupspoon's crown, Lum-chan's sash, and Hux's sunglasses.
    • Grant invites chat to name the Bulbasaur and then states he'll most likely toss out any ideas and go with whatever he thought up himself. It ends up be Splunk.
    • When the chat starts asking for a strip finale, Grant decides to set a very high goal just to make sure he doesn't have to as when he strips it isn't pretty - he goes all the way.
    • "Let's get real friends in here, like Btl Bailey... and God. And it was in the unassuming town of Violet City that he appeared." Grant decides to go strutting around town with Arceus. "Hey, what's up? I brought God."
      • Arceus then mocks the archaeologist for foolishly trying to figure out the ruins when he can explain everything.
    • Grant tries to give a running commentary as Arceus, trying to be as flowery as possible, on the elaborate cutscene for spawning Giratina, ending with "Here's a fucking egg, idiot".
      • The name of Giratina, one of the great gods of Pokémon? Jeff.
      • Jeff's first battle is against a level 6 Weedle and he nearly dies. A trash wild Pokémon nearly kills a newborn god.
    • Tantor kills Arceus, aka GOD - he's a big fan of Nietzsche.
    • While time travelling, Grant wonders if they can save Slowmara's life by killing Scrodum in the past. Chat suggests saving Ivan, but he needs to die to preserve the timeline.
    • Fighting against Giovanni Grant starts with Celebi only to realize to his horror he forgot to give it any moves or PP - it loses a third of its health as Grant muses on the hubris of creating life where there was none.
      • Chat wonders if Celebi dying in the past would trap Tantor there.
    • Ho-oh, reduced to a bare sliver of health, takes an incredibly long time to catch as Grant declares he will only use the Master Ball after he has used every other Poké Ball. Ho-oh sets Lum-chan on fire twice and is killed for it, destroying what mercy it was afforded.
      • Grant similarly declares he won't use the Master Ball on Mewtwo unless it's the last ball he has - after buying 99 Ultra Balls and Dusk Balls.
    • Grant tries to tap Mewtwo's health down slightly after it buffs his Sp Def to the maximum amount with Mr. Stake's Giga Drain only for Mewtwo to swap their defense levels, making the next attack fatal. Grant is less than thrilled at having to admit Kirran is a better trainer.
    • "Fucking shit-posting memers decided we liek Mudkipz".
    • Grant finally buries Slowmara, telling her she is free to haunt everyone watching the stream and drag them to hell in seven days.

    TFS Plays - Pokémon Moon - Nuzlocke Edition 
The Entire Series
  • Twitch chat is shockingly bloodthirsty throughout the series, anticipating deaths with glee and pleading for more whenever one does die.
    • Chat also offers name suggestions. Partway through a growing number of viewers start recommending they name every Pokemon "Horse" or some variant thereof.
  • Larenti is characterized as a completely bland boy with no interest in this "fucking mystical journey", wanting only to go home, play his Wii Wu, and get some sleep.
  • Larenti is not a Pokemon trainer. He is a Pokemon user; they're his slaves, not friends.
  • A sound board provides clips from various games and anime. The Birthday song from Five Nights at Freddy's 4 sees a lot of use to Lani's aggravation.

Episode 1

  • An uproar is started in the chat. They used a dice roll app to pick their starter, and rolled a 2 on a 10-sided die. First they misread it, thinking they were getting Popplio. They do correct themselves and pick Rowlet. Later they read their Trainer ID number. The last number was a 5, meaning they would have picked Litten if they were choosing their starter based on that number. A lot of the viewers wanted Litten.
  • The group quickly determines that the Care feature will make it even more heartbreaking when their Pokémon die.
    • Larenti needs to use the Care function to clean off all the guts Gunbeak got covered in during the last fight. Given how it keeps building up, Kirran wonders if Gunbeak's made of velcro.
      Lani (as Krillin, while feeding Gunbeak a green bean): SENZU BEAN!
  • Larenti's mom is the exact opposite of Tantor's mom, being a divorcée living large off her ex-husband's money, but also giving Larenti money instead of the other way around. And her Meowth is actually Team Rocket's Meowth on the lam.
    • At one point, they consider making Tantor the ex-husband in-canon.
    • There is some concern the Meowth will eat Sito, given he's an owl.
  • "The Alolan people, all they do is pet their Pokémon, smoke weed, and have Pokémon Battles all day."
  • Whenever they encounter a Yungoos, they act pissed, and start ranting about Donald Trump.
  • Their second catch in the game is a male Slowpoke. They decide against "Bromara", as they want to keep "Slow" in the name. They ultimately decide on "Slowmondo".
    • Even better, one of the users in the Twitch chat is named Slomara. Her (his) reaction to Slowmondo is "...The fuck?!", which gets pointed out to the guys to their amusement.
  • A child asking Kukui for advice on his Pidgey earns the suggestion of sticking it in the microwave.
  • Larenti is an absolutely clueless hero. He just moved to the area and suddenly got kicked out of bed in the middle of the night to go and fight Pokemon, which he'd never even heard of before. He just wants to play his Wii-Wuu but everyone keeps forcing him to go fight Pokemon.
    "Larenti": [tired] Look, I'm just kind of dragged along in this... It's like ten o'clock. Man, it's way past my bedtime, I keep getting woken up in the middle of the night because you people are fucking freaks! ...Why do I have to do this, I literally just got here! Can't I just go to school, play my fucking Wii-Wuu? I still haven't unpacked my room, I haven't even had a full night's sleep since I got here!
    • Eventually, at the chatroom's suggestion, the guys decide to run with the idea that Larenti's personality is like Saitama's.
  • "Gunbeak sexually identifies as a gun."
  • Given how many Pokemon on the island are Dark-type, Lani wonders if they did something in the past that cursed the entire population.
  • They begin worshipping the volcano god Tapu Koko, chanting His name as they sacrifice slaughtered Pokemon to Him. If they fail in their quest, they shall be cast into the volcano instead. Then the inevitable power level debate begins.
    Grant: Arceus is the one true god. We need to convert these heathens.
    Kirran: Launch an inquisiton!
    Lani: Tapu Koko versus Arceus, GO!
    Grant: Yeah, my god's bigger than yours. I bet your god's not an uber-tier.
    Lani: My god created everything. I bet yours only created these islands.
  • Lani refuses to accept chat's demands of no XP share as it spares having to slog their way through even more pure grind episodes. It's for their own good... and his convenience.
  • A kid constantly talking about knees weirds them out, making them assume he has a very specific kink that's going to make getting a girlfriend difficult for him in the future.
    Lani: [as Freeza] Let me touch your knees.
  • When the Kahuna is called a "Pokémon user", they assume the slavery subtext has been dropped entirely and now people are just freely admitting to enslaving and using their Pokémon. They spend the rest of the stream changing every use of the word "trainer" to "user".
  • Their Rotom Pokédex is a masochist.
  • The trio go into their second battle with Hau during the festival with two flying-type Pokémon expecting him to have three or four pokemon already. Turns out he had two as well, but when the guys breathe a sigh of relief, it's revealed Hau's first caught pokemon is a Pichu.
    Everyone: Two!
    Kirran: There we go! I think we're fine! [Pichu is sent out]
    Lani: ... Fuck!
    Grant: Of course! Of course!
    Lani: What a dick!

Episode 2

  • Based on fan art, the group has decided to accept the idea of Tantor being Larenti's father as canon. "Fan art makes canon".
    • Larenti inherited the ancestral weapon of his family: Tantor's Super Soaker.
  • Slowmondo just wanted to hug a Wingull and kept slipping, crushing it beneath his body. His horror is short-lived as he enjoys rolling around in the bloody mess.
    • Curse is just Slowmondo cursing up a storm because he has to walk all the way over to his opponent to kill them.
  • Lani accepts that his active participation in social media has ruined any chance of him avoiding spoilers, to which Kirran comments he still doesn't know what happens in Harry Potter. Lani then worries chat will try and make him spoil Kirran for them.
  • Larenti's annoyance with the rest of the world returns as he asks why he has to get up in the middle of the night for school and needs to fight four trainers every day just to get to class.
    • For some reason every time a student finishes their lesson a bell sounds and announces it to the entire school.
    • His annoyance with the school is due to its focus on fighting monsters when Larenti wants to learn how to cook them; he'll never become a chef at this rate.
  • [high-pitched groan-y voice] "Grade-school John Belushi, ooh!"
  • Sending Slowmondo against a Grimer is a comedy of errors. They sent him out planning to Growl except they had already traded it for a different skill. Then Lani realizes the Grimer had previously used Bite, which would devastate them. "God we're dumb!" Slowmondo is swapped out just before Grimer uses Bite again.
    • Lani then tells chat to stop calling him out on his mistakes.
  • "Maybe I should shut the fuck up, but I won't". Lani, ladies and gentlemen.
  • A Scyther was bred with a Ditto and taught to look human so the resulting creature would technically not fall under bestiality laws.
  • Some of the Skull gang members start styling all over Larenti's face; he's just as annoyed as usual.
    • They also point out the absurdity of the fact that the Skull grunts are picking fights in the middle of the street while there are cops watching them.
  • Not certain what a Smeargle could use they send Maggie in to show them its miracle... and the Smeargle promptly carves off most of Maggie's life with Ember and burns it.
    Lani: Could know anything literally means could know anything. Glad we swapped out Sito, Jesus tits.
    • And then the trainer adds insult to injury by using a Full Heal.
    • They refuse to feed Maggie until it shows them something cute. When it finally "eats" the bean without any special animation, Lani posits there are tiny lasers disintegrating it.
  • Team Skull's grunts remind them of Jessie and James from the anime Team Rocket, only there all the time.
  • They retrieve their gift Munchlax, and name him "BORK Jr." after their LeafGreen Snorlax. He receives many cheers on discovering he can learn Metronome.
  • They catch a Magnemite, which is genderless, and name it "Maggie". When they try to tease it with a bean, trying to make it act "cute", it does nothing.
    Lani: Aw man, it speaks to Larenti's soul with its indifference.
  • They catch a Makuhita. While they say they're coming up with a name on their own, the chat is desperate for them to name it Dumplin. They name him "BIG MACH".

Episode 3

  • New Pokémon names:
    • They catch a female Gastly, name her ScarilynMNRO
    • They catch a female Growlithe, name her Sgt. Pepper ("Our little pupper, Pepper.")
    • They catch a female Alolan Rattata, name her Martini (similar to Martin from the SoulSilver Nuzlocke)
    • They catch a female Spearow, name her Alexa
  • The title card on YouTube is fan art of Tantor, Larenti's mother holding baby Larenti, and Mr. Stake.
    • Larenti is in a Slugma onesie, which makes sense since the group referred to Ivan Ooze as their "one true son".
  • Lani was concerned about catching Sgt. Pepper because she came in the same area as Big MACH, which was a game event capture.
    Lani: I'll go with the vote. If I am allowed to catch this Growlithe, I'll catch it with all my might. If I'm not, I'll murder it with all of Slowmondo's hatred.
    • Interestingly enough, Sgt. Pepper ended up replacing Big MACH in the party.
  • Partway into the stream the webcam video freezes. Lani tells chat to enjoy the poses they strike while he takes advantage of the opportunity to pick his nose.
  • When they receive advice on reviving Pokémon, Lani haughtily declares they don't hold with Satanic magic; they're not going to Pet Sematary anything, they're dead!
  • They traded Alexa (they reason they have enough bird types) for a Machop named Macho. They're stuck with the name, since you can't change names of traded Pokémon. But they immediately invoke Randy Savage. Even though Macho is a girl.
  • When Sito evolves during the first Island Challenge, Lani initially worries he'll become less cute. When Dartrix appears, Lani says that he looks "dapper as shit". They also say that Sito has all the charisma Larenti lacks.
  • A wild Smeargle uses Sketch to learn a move from Sgt. Pepper. It learns Ember, the one move that isn't effective against her.
  • The chat demands that they have ScarilynMNRO use Z-Mean Look, so Lani obliges. Their reactions are priceless when they see a large pair of eyes all too similar to Mr. Popo's.
    Lani (as Mr. Popo): Hiiiiiiiii...
    Lani: So, apparently, the people over at Game Freak enjoy our work.
  • Following another demand from chat, they decide to use Z-Metronome, which has the potential to use any Z-Move in the game. Thing is, it's any Z-Move, so they get Z-Power Split and collapse in helpless laughter.
    Grant: I've never been more disappointed in my life.

Episode 4

  • New Pokémon names:
    • They catch a male Cutiefly, name him Tinkerbill
    • They catch a female Zubat, name her Ladybat (Their SoulSilver Zubat was Manbat, later renamed Mancrobat)
    • They catch a male Spinda, they consider naming him Barney, since he acts drunk, but due to their disappointment at him not being a Rockruff, they name him "NOTRUFF."
      • They consider naming him after their own drunkard, Drunklstiltskin, but he doesn't deserve to be linked to the Survivor of Earth.
  • A Spearow calls for help and nobody responds, leading to the conclusion it has no friends. "Of course it doesn't have friends. It's Spearow!"
  • Lani suddenly realizes they could use a Z-Yawn. Cue massive yawns from the couch.
  • The ability to high-five a Growlithe causes Lani to declare this the best game ever.
  • Hau is once again subject to mockery, both for only having two Pokemon and having failed to evolve his Popplio yet. They send out Sito so he can see what a real Pokemon looks like and one-shots it.
  • Larenti's step-dad is Meowth. They had to move to the islands because Meowth and Hux couldn't get along.
  • They figured out how to make Larenti do a pirouette in-game.
  • Tinkerbill ends up replacing ScarilynMNRO. They also care for him, and find they can pet everything but his legs. Even his wings and eyes.
  • The gang cracks up with the description chosen for Moomoo Milk:
    Cafe Owner: Just one sip, and you'll be hooked. This milk is so mellow, yet rich, that it'll make you wish your mother were a Miltank.
    Lani: THAT IS NOT AN IMAGE I NEEDED!
    Grant: I wanna get this milk straight from the source.
    Lani: PUT ME ON FULL-SCREEN! WHAT THE FUCK?!
    • Kirran has this bug-eyed look during Lani's Atomic F-Bomb, as if he's been weirded out. And then he relates a story of when he caught his mother breastfeeding his baby sister when he was five, and first thought she was sucking out his mother's blood.
      Kirran: Did I tell you the story of my mom's nipples?
      Lani: ...Go on.
    • They hypothesize the localization team just went crazy for the anniversary and were crowd-sourcing the weirdest things they could from their workers.
  • They got their belt not due to being Pokemon masters but because they're really good at scamming the AI.
  • After beating Hala, Larenti tells Lillie that he doesn't know about helping her save Nebby, instead of saying he will for sure.
  • Lani thinks Infestation sounds horrific and imagines Tinkerbill using it just spawns a bunch of smaller Tinkerbills inside the enemy, which just run around fucking until the condition ends.
  • They get disappointed when they encounter a Roggenrola immediately after catching Ladybat. Kirran wanted a Gigalith.
  • They get even more pissed when they encounter a Rockruff immediately after catching NOTRUFF. Before that, they had said NOTRUFF will inaugurate their Trash box.
    • Some of chat actually says they won't protest if the guys fudge the facts and dump NOTRUFF for a cooler catch off this route. Lani protests that they must follow the rules or their belt will be taken away.
  • "C'mon, Larenti, use your human skills! Larenti used Communicate. It was ineffective."
  • They end up using Wonder Trade, and send NOTRUFF off for a Salandit. But they wonder if they can even use it, since it can't be nicknamed due to being traded.
    • The Salandit is also a male, meaning it will never be able to evolve since Salandit's evolution is female-only. Basically, they wondertraded trash for trash.
  • Larenti hopes Akala has beds so he can go to sleep. His entire quest is just to take a nap and nobody will let him.

Episode 5

  • New Pokémon names:
    • They catch a male Lillipup, and name him PupLordHorse.
    • They catch a female Crabrawler, and name her MC Punchee (after SoulSilver Krabby/Kingler MC Pinchee).
    • They catch a Tauros, and name him Moary.
    • They catch a male Formantis, and name him Zorak.
  • Tinkerbill has become a monster who drains the juices of his enemies and then infests them. Naturally, he is their new favorite.
    Lani: There is no god, only Tinkerbill!
    Kirran: People are starting to call him Tinkerbeerus, god of infestation.
    • Tinkerbill has to be held back when they're catching a Pokemon; he does not understand how to spare lives and wants to infest every target for the Collective.
  • Larenti chooses to sleep in a stranger's bed because he still hasn't gotten any sleep since moving.
    Lani: "Eat well, sleep well". Fuck off lady, first of all. We tried that, nobody was having it. Everybody was talking to us, making us go on this adventure.
  • They get an egg, and want to see what it is. So they employ the trick of riding Tauros in circles over and over to quickly hatch it. It ended up being a female Eevee. They name her Stillborn, and promptly put her in the box per their Nuzlocke tradition of never using an Eevee.
    Grant: Alright, the most depressing Pokemon on our team.
    Lani: After all that it only led to sadness. And disappointment.
    • While they're hatching Stillborn, they spend a few minutes interacting with the chat, and Lani shows off his Gremlins ugly sweater.
    • Later, they decide to Wonder Trade her. She goes to Germany, and they get a Litten. But since they can't name it, they probably won't use it. They joke about her new German owner wondering what "Stillborn" means.
      • Their reasoning for trading Stillborn? Technically as she was stillborn she's dead, so he needs to be removed.
  • They compare Gladion's posing to Vegeta or Jotaro Kujo.
  • They get into talking about the hardcore Pokedex entries, which leads to some really harcore ones from chat.
    Chat: "Growlithe sucks dick for crack and has a horrible addiction problem".
  • Lani insists he only lost in Civ 6 because he didn't pay enough attention to the religion counter, not because he didn't notice it. He was about to unleash nuclear subs on all the other cities.
    Lani: What does your god say about the End of Days!?
  • Tinkerbill almost became their first casualty when they left him in against two flying types in a tag battle. He is replaced after one round with 3 HP remaining.
    • Grant knew that could happen, but didn't note that to the others, since he thought the audience was getting bloodthirsty.
      Grant: The amount of people going "Ah, we were so close!"
      Lani: Bloodthirsty maniacs, you can't take down Tinkerbill like that!
    • They also note that he was probably saved by Sgt. Pepper's Intimidate, which lowered their opponents' Attack.

Episode 6

  • New Pokémon names:
    • They catch a male Psyduck, name him "Tetsuo" (though a lot of fans wanted "Krillin" and "Space Duck")
    • They fish for a male Wishiwashi, their first event Pokémon of the Nuzlocke, name him "Mr. Magoo"
    • They catch a female Tentacool, name her "Crukbutt"
    • They catch a male Pa'u-style Oricorio, name him "Hulahand"
    • They catch a female Magikarp, name her "Karpe diem"
    • They catch a female Cubone, name her "Skullma"
    • A suggestion for naming their Lapris: Lapdance
  • Grant needed to be reminded why "Krillin" was such a popular choice in chat for Psyduck.
    Lani (as Krillin): QUACK!
  • Kirran and Lani's reactions to the Totem Wishiwashi.
    Kirran: Excuse me?!
    Lani: YOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!
    Kirran: What?!
    Lani: Fuck off, what?!
  • They swap Tinkerbill for Maggie to face the Totem Wishiwashi in School Mode, and Water Gun crits, leaving Maggie with 1 HP. They put in Sito, who OHKO's the helper Wishiwashi, and two-hits the Totem.
  • They wonder whether it's possible for humans to get trapped in Pokeballs.
    Kirran: Go, Tom!
    "Tom": ''Oh god please! Please!
    Kirran: Tom, eat your bean. Eat your bean, Tom.
  • They trade PupLordHorse to an NPC and get a Bounsweet. Since she has a nickname, "Bouncee", she can potentially be used.
  • They "holster" Gunbeak in favor of Mr. Magoo, but promise they will eventually get her evolved to a Toucannon.
  • Lani approves of the fan theory that Rare Candy is made from Pokemon. As chat realizes, this explains why Tinkerbill is so strong: Every Pokemon she devours is essentially Rare Candy and she's absorbing their power.
  • They wonder how to treat Battle Royal event battles, which is new territory for a Nuzlocke. The fans insist that if a Pokémon faints in a Battle Royal, it dies in the Nuzlocke. It doesn't matter, since MC Punchee OHKO's Masked Royal's Rockruff to score an insta-win.
  • The zone named "Straight Street" leads to multiple jokes, such as chat asking when they're going to reach Homo Hill.
    Grant: "Straight Street. That was pretty gay", says Larenti as he walks away. Not in a bad way, just going, you know what? I caught a pink fairy Pokemon there. That's pretty gay.
  • The guys decide the reason they can't buy some of the high level gear like Master Balls yet is they're limited to either adults or high-profile Pokemon trainers. Possessing them, even if they're found in the wild, is illegal for Larenti.
  • They tease one of the trainers near the Fire area, Swimmer Dakota.
  • Tinkerbill evolves into Ribombee. Lani is disappointed that it now has a mouth, and can emote. But on the other hand, he reasons that Bill now revels in destruction. Kirran adds that its scarf is "anime as Hell".
    Kirran: Tinkerbill was the apt name.
  • They OHKO the Totem Salazzle with Mr. Magoo, leaving the guys to wonder if they should continue to use Exp. Share.
    • They're also very unnerved on facing said Totem due to the rather unfortunate positioning and movement of its hand relative to the crotch; Lani prefers the term "sensual".

Episode 7

  • New Pokémon names:
    • They catch a female Fletchinder, and name her "Burnbeak".
    • They catch a male Metapod, and name him "BETAPOD".
    • They catch a female Wimpod, and name her "Droopsmckenzy".
  • If royal Saiyans (who have multiple dicks) fuse, the number of dicks they have is additive. The discussion of how intricate this system is for Super Saiyan and Super Saiyan Gods gets to the point that Grant is take by surprise when Mr Magoo is nearly one-shot.
  • The fans want Skullma subbed in so they can get Alolan Marowak, and it leads to some Tempting Fate by Lani.
    Lani: They are definitely a solid sub-in should somebody eventually die, but we're too good to let them die.
  • Tantor taught Larenti that, much like Uncle Hux, he should always take a nerd's lunch money after beating them up. Banging the mom is optional when he's older, but there should be a compulsion.
  • The Fossil Mart has spared no expense - it's nothing but building materials. It doesn't help they had no budget to work on.
  • The Golfer trainers they fight are all Upper Class Twits who try smacking Larenti with their golf clubs, mangle Pokemon names, and are annoyed by the poor constantly fighting them.
  • While crafting the item with Mallow, Lani starts reading all of her lines in as sexual a manner as possible, which is not helped by her using words like "pound" and "grind", while exhorting Larenti to go harder.
  • Episode 7 sadly marks the first casualty with Tinkerbill. Lani laments he somehow knew his favorite was gonna die while he was holding the 3DS.
    Lani: *bitterly* You fuckers wanted blood, you get it!
    Grant: I love how this is just a little late, so everyone's going, "NO! WHAT ARE YOU DOING?! RIP BILL!"
    • They rename Box 8 to "S.N.B.M" (Shall Not Be Missed), and deposit Bill's corpse there instead of releasing him. Which means we'll eventually see his zombie in Poké Pelago.
    • They don't have the live soundboard handy, so they add the bagpipes for the YouTube replay, and it shows Tinkerbill being flown off by a swarm of bees.
    • They then come to the conclusion that Tinkerbill's death gave Larenti a minor Heroic B.S.O.D..
      • Meanwhile Tantor, who has been watching the entire time from a distance, wants to hug his son but Hux says no and that Larenti must learn. Meanwhile, Mr. Stake tries to hug Larenti but Hux bites his neck to hold him back.
  • Tantor tells fairytales to his son... but every word is "TANTOR!"
  • They encounter a Wimpod, which automatically flees on its first free move. Lani, having no idea, paralyzes it and then tries to get in a good hit despite constant misses. Grant tries to subtly encourage Lani to just toss Pokeballs as chat explodes in terror that Lani is going to miss his opportunity.
  • They feed Martini a Rare Candy so they can get her evolved to Raticate and shove her back in the box so they can evolve Skullma as well. It gives Martini diabetes, and she wants more candy.
  • When they meet Kukui's wife, Burnet...
    Lani: And she's not a mom, so get the fuck away from her, Hux!

Episode 8

  • New Pokémon names:
    • They catch a male Alolan Diglett and name him "dUG".
    • They catch a female Phantump and name her "Stumphanie".
    • They catch a female Wingull and name her "Pipsly".
  • The cops are pissed at Larenti for killing one of their dogs so they ignore him when he tries reporting the Team Skull members he just fought and who another cop let get away.
  • On Kirran's arrival, Lani immediately tags out so he won't get any more blood on his hands.
  • Lani demands they sleep in all of a restaurant's upstairs bed's to learn what they smell like.
    • Chat is very eager for Larenti to go back and sleep in a little girl's bed. Lani finds that a little awkward.
    • Lani expects their meal to taste disgusting and is pleased when it's horrible. Based on the description he suspects it's actually Wishiwashi.
  • Kirran thinks Larenti may actually be the villain, as at this point he's going around and attacking random people, even mourners in the graveyard.
  • Giving Skullma a move capable of actually doing damage would be the smart thing to do, but as Lani points out when have they ever done that?
  • Tantor has to drink coffee all the time so he can continue to follow Larenit's nighttime wanderings.
  • Embarrassing middle school memories emerge for chat's delight.
    • Grant pretended to use psychic powers to lift his family's automatic garage door, forgetting he was in full view of a bus load of his classmates. The shame still haunts him.
    • Lani continuously mispronounced "organism" as "orgasm" in class. Nobody corrected him after he said it five times, which he finds especially upsetting.
  • Kirran's giant woolly sweater builds up a static charge that fries a USB port and temporarily takes the game offline. Chat is torn between terror at when they last saved and blaming Patrick, the guy who traded them their Salandit.
  • Lani choose to ignore his gut feeling as his stomach tends to make bad decisions and get Pokemon killed.

Episode 9

  • The thumbnail screen for the YouTube airing shows Larenti high-fiving with a taller, anthropomorphic, rather volutptuous Sgt. Pepper. Several commenters noted that Larenti might be a Furry, and invoked TFS's resident Furry, Kaiser Neko.
  • New Pokémon names:
    • They catch a male Masquerain and name him "BUGLY".
    • They catch a female Fearow and name her after Grant.
  • Lani suspects Nebby is actually the Cell of this world and intends to absorb every one of the Totems, gaining they power as a result. Kirran approves.
  • Lani is not happy when the Rock-type Nosepass starts whipping out elecrtic moves on Mr. Magoo. The only reason Magoo's fine is that he's a monster.
    Lani: Why does it know that!?
  • They debate whether or not to use a Z Move, since they usually forget to in spite of their self-imposed "one Z-move per stream" policy, and initially decide against it. Then they see she has a Midnight Lycanroc.
    • But as they get all anti-furry with it, it Z-moves them first. They may be terrified the attack will kill Magoo, but they do enjoy the animation.
  • As Olivia shows them how to do the Z-move for Rock Types, Lani and Kirran can be seen striking various wrestling and bodybuilding poses in the webcam.
  • Creepy Pokemon facts make a return, such as Phantump eating babies in front of their mothers and Hypnos being a pedophile. Fearrow's mouth is filled with razor sharp teeth so it can eat babies.
  • Lani immediately declares Aether Paradise is evil based on it being a fortress in the middle of the ocean. Kirran notes it's much more successful since they rebranded from the "Pokemon Torture Camp".
    • As the tour continues, Lani becomes more and more certain the Aether is evil and is increasingly fond of Team Skull being good guys. Lusamine's Orochimaru-esque smile just makes them more certain.
      "Hau": "The Aether Foundation seems awesome!"
      Kirran: I'm clueless to your suspicions.
      Lani: Prepare to be surprised, asshole. Eleven year olds are dumb.
  • Lani decides that Lusamine's hair is a wig and that it is lowered down each morning like Darth Vader's helmet.
    • The appearance of the unidentified Pokemon leads them to assume it's her hair's mother, come to retrieve its young.
  • The guys are constantly distracted by Wicke's... large tracts of land.
    • Then Lani decides to ruin it for everyone by joking that her voice is like Linda Beltcher's. No one can unhear it after that; Lani figures he's making a lot of enemies by destroying the waifus.
    • Hau gains a shocked expression while talking to Wicke. The guys immediately assume that he's freaking out over how large her breasts are.
    Lani-as-Hau: AH! WHAT HAPPENED TO YOUR CHEST!?
  • When Hau asks for a battle Larenti very blandly asks "Why?" instead of just agreeing. This isn't Lani and Kirran having fun... it is an actual option in the game.
  • Due to an on-going struggle to make chat a spoiler-free zone, it's eventually limited to emotes only. Lani appreciates the user who tracks down an emote saying "Please Die".
  • Upon seeing Samson Oak Kirran declares that a Shiny Professor Oak has appeared or an Alolan Oak. Lani asks if being tanned means he a Dark-Type.
  • Skullma evolves into an Alolan Marowak. While Lani and Kirran think she looks cool in her new form, they are both a bit disappointed at discovering she's now a Fire/Ghost type. This disappointment turns into Squee! when Sito evolves into Decidueye immediately after Skullma.
    • Later they go to tend to Sito and decide he's wearing glasses like a nerd, so they smack him in face and laugh delightedly at his upset animation.
  • Sito learns "Spirit Shackle", and Lani and Kirran's reactions after witnessing it in action are priceless.
  • Tantor can't Surf, take the boat, or ride any Pokemon. He has to sprint every time the Tauros comes out and swim between the islands to keep up with Larenti.
  • They Wonder Trade Martini with a player in Saitama, Japan, and get a Mimikyu. They then come to the conclusion that since the name was in Japanese, it counts as a nickname, so it might show up in the team eventually.

Episode 10

  • New Pokémon names:
    • They catch a male Ariados and name him "Spoderben".
    • They catch a Minior and name it "Chiaotsu".
    • They catch a male Pancham and name him "PoJo".
      • Lani is particularly happy about finding Pancham first on Route 11, as he loves Pangoro. Grant reminds him that if they want to evolve PoJo, they need another Dark type in the party when he levels up to Level 33.
  • The Toucannon is everything Lani could have hoped for, especially how grouchy she now looks. Chat decides it's that, much like Larenti, she hasn't been able to sleep the entire journey and is pissed.
    Lani: Follow your nose straight to hell!
    • Her new voice is constantly shouting and angrily declaring she's happy now. Lani decides not to send her against another unknown Pokemon because he doesn't want her even more pissed at him.
  • They make the mistake of putting MC Punchee out against an Absol, and it kills her when Slash crits. They don't feel sorry, however, since she would not have evolved until reaching the Ice Rock right before the Elite Four.
    Lani: Punchee, you were fucking worthless... I'm actually kind of happy it's dead.
    • Lani actually predicted at the start of the episode that he'd get somebody killed since Kirran was missing. At the end of the episode the two consider just not mentioned Punchee died and seeing if Kirran figures it out when he comes back.
  • During the Totem battle with Vikavolt it turns out that the Charjabug, aka the Bus, is the bigger pain due to the Totem's AI having it do nothing but use Charge. Every time Charjabug attacks Grant or Lani goes 'Beep Beep' and believe that the Mud Slap is the Bus splashing mud on them.
    • Because they used Maggie, when Vikavolt finally does attack with Spark, it does jack to Maggie. Charjabug's Mud Slaps are more damaging, causing them to determine that Charjabug is the real Totem.
    • Lani's ever-growing frustration with this battle refusing to ever end. This one battle alone took up about a quarter of the two-hour stream, and they have to blow four Super Potions (read: copious use of Tantor's Super Soaker) because the Mud Slaps keep nickel and diming Maggie's HP.
    • And then, when they kill Vikavolt, they finally bring in Sgt. Pepper to deal with the second Charjabug, as Maggie's accuracy is shot and she was out of Tri-Attack.
      Lani: Mud in my face... pain in my ass... burn in Hell! (*Charjabug avoids Fire Fang*) GOD DAMN YOU!!!
  • Lani begins doing Guzma's voice as a sinister, smooth voice... until he sees him and instantly switches to Rick Sanchez's voice.
    Lani (as Guzma): I'm Gang Leader Rick! Wubba-lubba-dub dub!
    • They theorize that all the Skull grunts are Morties whose Ricks died.
    • Earlier he decided to continue his strategy of destroying characters by giving Sophocles the voice of Carl.
  • Kukui talks a lot of trash with Team Skull only to dump the actual fight on Larenti, who has no idea what's going on as he kind of spaced out.
  • They take a look at Sito's Z Move at the end of the stream, and compare it to Bleach. Maggie's is a Giga Drill Breaker.

Episode 11

  • New Pokémon names:
    • They catch a female Alolan Geodude, name her "Rockette".
    • They catch a female Gyarados, name her "Gray2" (pronounded "Gray-dos").
    • They catch a female Finneon, name her "The Finnie".
    • They catch a male Pelliper, name him "JERKBIRD".
    • They catch a male Dugtrio, name them "Beach Boys".
    • They catch a male Haunter, name him "THE RIMMER!!"
    • They catch a female Togedemaru, name her "Bristlebutt".
  • The spam of Twitch subscribes distracts the guys, meaning it's a good seven minutes before the first fight. More than a few viewers quickly start wondering about the TFS tune that plays whenever they get a sub.
    • Chat desperately wants one of the Pokemon to die just as the cheery sub jingle starts playing.
    • While some sub names earn laughs or quips, "kirran_is_best_waifu" gets an awkward silence.
  • They bring out a "Wild Card" container to add special rules for Friday streams. Today's rule: Exorcism. No Ghost types allowed during that stream. They had to put Sito in the box for the entire stream. Later, they also put Maggie in the box for being too overpowered.
  • Hariyama Whirlwinds Pipsly, their Trash box carry, to the front of the queue. Given it's 8 level lowers, Kirran's assurances that it can't be one-shot are proven false.
    "Chat": Wingull evolved into a Dead Bird.
  • A level 30 Magikarp calls for help, summoning a level 12 Gyarados. Grant and Kirran break into giggles at how weird it is and anticipate fanart depicting Gray2 as a tiny baby in comparison to the Magikarp.
  • Heading to the desert and hoping for a good catch they meet... a Dugtrio. They kill the first one and then start an event with... another Dugtrio. Kirran stores her in the most deeply buried box.
  • Kirran most definitely approves of Golem's classy railgun and beard.
  • Grant and Kirran realize the secret technique of chat: Ignoring everything they've previously said and telling the guys to both break and obey all Nuzlocke rule as needed.
  • Kirran begins pleading for a Z-move Self-Destruct, for no other reason than seeing it.
  • They do the NPC trade at the Tapu Village Pokémon Center, trading THE RIMMER!! for an Alolan Graveler. Not only does it have a legal nickname ("Veler"), but it promptly evolved by Trade evolution into an Alolan Golem.
  • Wonder Trades conducted at the end:
    • They trade away Beach Boys. Initially they get a Slowpoke, which they already have. They trade that for an Alolan Vulpix, which didn't have a legal Nuzlocke name. They traded that for a Mimikyu, which they already have. They trade that for a Litwick which has a Japanese kanji name.
    • They trade Rockette, since Veler made her redundant. They get a Snorunt with Chinese characters for a nickname, which they keep.
    • They trade Karpe diem, since Gray2 made her redundant. They get a Magnemite, which they already have. They trade that for a male Granbull named Crusher, which is currently WAY overpowered at Level 47 (at this point, Sito is 38, Maggie is 41). They keep it for future use.

Episode 12

  • New Pokémon names:
    • They bend the rules and catch a second Alolan Raticate (in order to evolve PoJo), naming her "BOOOOOOOOOOO" (because that's what chat was saying at the time).
      • Later chat mocks them during their first fight on a new route by pointing out that according to their interpretation PoJo evolving means they don't have a Pancham in their box and can catch this one.
    • They gain a Zygarde 10% Forme, name it "ZiggySTRDST"
    • They catch a Petilil, name it "WillyGRANTMS"
  • Veler now has a Russian accent and Sito is a British gentleman.
    • After a particularly stereotypical rant about vodka and Russian water being harder than American water, Lani casually asks if they have anybody watching from Russia. Grant embarassedly apologizes while Lani states he just wants to know how they're doing.
  • Lani very nearly gets Veler killed 20 minutes in, then gives him so love while explicitly saying it's to compensate for the inevitable death. Grant pleads with Lani to spare Veler despite Lani's claims he will have no control over what happens.
  • Walking up to a swimmer couple doing sit-ups, Larenti ends up positioned so he's looming weirdly over the woman. He's doesn't really get personal space and is confused by what they're doing since it doesn't really get them anywhere.
  • The guys reach an area where a lot of the wild encounters are Ribombee. They deduce that these are Tinkerbill's children wanting revenge.
  • During a battle with an Alakazam holding Flame Orb (an item that burns the user) the Alakazam uses Trick swapping items with PoJo burning them. The next turn they have PoJo use Thief but before the attack launches Alakazam uses Trick again taking back the Orb, meanwhile PoJo heals its burn by sheer determination only to steal the Orb right back getting burned once more.
  • Droopsmcenzie evolves into a kaijuu whose race will one day replace humanity as the dominant species. Larenti is a good scritcher so he'll be kept around as a pet.
  • Grant and Lani desperately want to join Team Skull - Larenti is willing if he gets a bed.
  • Veler and PoJo are a best friends and buddy cops.
    Grant: PoJo and Veler, street cops.
    Lani: PoJo is a no-nonsense renegade who gets the job done. Veler is a by-the-books racial stereotype.
    Grant: Veler is a stereotypical loose cannon railgun.
    • This evolves into the team being an entire precinct from a typical cop drama. Sgt. Pepper is either the chief or the sassy Latina detective; either way, she and Veler have a torrid love affair. The massive Droops is an office worker who types up reports and Gunbeak is the grumpy dispatcher. Maggie is either the FBI agent always sticking her nose in or the specialist the detectives rarely call in. Larenti is either the mayor breathing down the chief's neck or the chief.

Episode 13

  • The stream is done on Friday the 13th, so Lani and Grant open the stream by opening umbrellas indoors, having a black cat roaming around, and forced walking under a ladder when either of them have to leave the room.
    • Salazar, Lani's cat, ends up walking around the camera, and ends up moving it around a couple of times.
    • They quickly come to regret building up the bad luck as the wild card draw is a Supersoaker Ceasefire - no healing during Trainer battles. And this stream is almost entirely Trainers.
      Lani: Go to hell, Grant. What the fuck.
  • Larenti wanders into a room with two girls arguing over one taking the other's top; Lani notes that Larenti's down for a three-way. After coming back to the room, Lani reassures them it's fine to switch tops now.
  • Lani sits down in Guzma's chair, which delights the two. The joke scene of a Grunt starting to call them boss is the cherry on top.
  • Hau picked up enough malasada to feed them for years and has no idea why Gladion is so tense. Lani just wants him to start beating the shit out of Hau.
  • Lani thinks that Gunbeak's pissed expression fits perfectly when he's covered with shit after a battle.
    "Gunbeak": This bullshit is why I'm going to kill you in your sleep.
  • Gladion and Hau manage to sneak past all the Aether Foundation employees; Larenti's too tired and uncoordinated to avoid them. The only reason he has to fight is that he's being a nuisance with all the bumbling into walls and people.
    • Grant was willing to give the employees the benefit of the doubt as just doing their job until one declares he's going to break Larenti and steal his money. This once again brings up Lani's theory that the "prize" money is just shaking people down with your monsters.
      • He later envisions this as Larenti holding Gunbeak like a gun to their latest victim's back.
  • GUNBEAK very nearly falls victim to a Cross Chop from a Primeape—just like Alex before her. The horrifyingly eerie coincidence is not lost on the guys.
    • Even better, Grant had been worriedly pointing out the similarities and said "Cross Chop" at nearly the exact moment the Primeape used it. Both panicked... and then panicked again when they left her in to eat a second Cross Chop.
  • The last line of defense by the most powerful Aether Foundation member is single Pokemon... a Hypno. Against PoJo.
    "Faba": I'm the last line of defense. Go, Hypno!
    Lani: [giggling] Oh my god!
    "Faba": I believe in you, Hypno! What has he go- [PoJo emerges] Oh, sweet Christ. Maybe I should have diversified my team a little. This seems like a problem. Fuck.
    • Lani points out the Hypno failed to put PoJo to sleep because nobody on Larenti's team can go to sleep until he does.
  • Gladion is worried how many have died in the bottom levels; Hau is hopeful there are donuts.
  • Employees with complete face masks and helmets are voiced realistically - i.e., muffled to the point of being incomprehensible.

Episode 14

  • New Pokémon names:
    • They catch a female Wailmer, name her MOBIBLART, Mall Cop.
    • They obtain an Aerodactyl, name him PITRI.
    • They catch an Exeggcute, name it EggHorse.
  • They envision Hau as being cheerful all the time - even when he pulls out a gun and starts blasting Skull Grunts away.
    • Hau is Naruto, a the super excited idiot who wants to become the kahuna/Hokage of his island. Larenti by comparison is Shikamaru, the guy who gets stuff done but really just wants a nap.
  • Kirran is pleased when he learns the Aether Foundation's research involved torturing Nebby by shoving it in a bag.
  • The guys are horrified on seeing Lusamine's private collection of flash frozen Pokemon.
  • Has Hux fuxed hot mom Lusamine? Lani fully supports the theory that Hux is in fact the father of Lusamine's children and that she wanted Nebi back because it's also their child.
  • Lani is prepared to send Velar against a Bewear until Grant's worry about chat's panic convinces him to swap it out for Gunbeak just ahead of a fighting move, which nearly takes out their favorite bird.
  • After fighting Lusamine, Larenti finally gets to sleep for the first time since he started his journey.
    Lani: That was the longest fucking night of his goddamn life.
    "Larenti": Okay, where the fuck am I? What are all these monsters I have? What have I been doing!?
  • A police officer choosing Wailord as his partner seems... excessive, especially if he Body Slams perps. This leads to the theory that terrorists could attack just by releasing Wailords from their balls inside buildings.
    • This later leads to the idea of there being special dispatch codes for Wailord pranks and eco-terrorists using Wailords and Snorlaxes by simply releasing them in inconvenient locations.
  • Lillie has only Nebby when she heads out to fight and, despite it being the most powerful Pokemon it is completely passive. As a result she just picks it up and drops it on other Pokemon.
  • What Pokemon tastes best? A Lugia burger or steak eaten in front of all the worshippers. The experience is as important as the actual food. Mewtwo on the other hand tastes like nasty synthetic meat.
  • Delight erupts when they get the best Ride Pokemon: A Machoke who carries them bridal style. Larenti adopts a rather posh and laid-back tone while being carried like this.
  • Lani gets increasingly angry at a trainer when two Rock-type Pokemon in a row survive a one-shot with Sturdy and then use a self-destruct, each time carving off more than half of Magoo's health. When the trainer sends out a Vulpix Lani angrily wonders whether this one knows self-destruct as well.

Episode 15

  • New Pokémon names:
    • They catch a female Golbat, name her MANBATHORSE.
      • The chat tries to point out to Lani that it's female. He retorts that "It identifies as horse".
  • Crusher is a loose cannon who recently transferred from another precinct. Now he's the strongest in the party and nobody can control him.
    Exeggutor: I don't know how they do things over on Ula'ula, but here on Poni Poni we have fucking rules!
    Crusher: The hell we do! [snaps Exeggutor's neck]
    • Lillie is stunned by what Crusher did, and strangely aroused. They just hope she pops out her mother's creepy smile.
  • At one point Lillie mentions that the rain got her skirt wet so Kirran hits one of the buttons on the sound board having forgotten they changed the sounds. What plays? "SUBMIT!" causing all three of them to break out laughing.
    Grant: Good choice.
    • Lani really likes the sound clip and recommends Grant one day change the entire sound board to just that one and tell nobody.
  • Larenti gets to take yet another nap, only to be rudely woken by a Meowth scratching him. Kirran plays the "SUBMIT!" sound clip as it does so.
  • Crusher falls in battle and post death is revealed to have been a crooked cop who died after a drug deal went bad. Meanwhile Mimikyun is determined to be an undercover cop, Egghorse is a rookie, and Mr. Magoo is the entire SWAT team.
    • Grant had a cheery Pokemon announcer sound clip which he had saved for a Pokemon's death.
      Announcer: Just goes to show, you never know what will happen in a Pokemon battle.
      Lani: Accurate.
  • After Chomper's death, Lani gets annoyed with chat constantly calling for more deaths; they've already got what they wanted today.
    Lani: Bloodthirsty assholes.
  • The sound board now has a clip of a guy saying "Fuck you, Grant!" This is used to great effect when Wonder Trading away their Fearow named Grant.

Episode 16

  • They end up getting PoJo killed when it's taken out by Fairy-type Shiinotic. They try to sneak it in the S.N.B.M box and say Lani, who is absent, doesn't need to know. But he must've been watching the stream.
    Lani (on the phone): YOU MOTHERFUCKERS! THAT UMBRELLA THING WAS THE MOST FAIRY THING I HAVE EVER SEEN IN MY ENTIRE LIFE!
    • Kirran also sent Veler against PoJo's killer, losing two thirds of his health because Kirran forgot it was also Grass type. Ultimately they decide to blame the absent Lani for this since he's been hogging the game so Kirran doesn't know how it works.
  • Veler has to take some time off to mourn his partner's death, forcing a shuffle of the team and bringing in some of the old guard. The really old guard, like considering Slowmondo.
  • Lillie was designed by committee to be Rule 34 bait.
  • They also, in a one in four thousand and ninety six chance, come across a shiny Midnight Lycanroc, but due to them saying Shiny Clause doesn't exist for them, they then kill it, much to the dismay of the chat.
    Grant: Whoa, that's Shiny! We've gotta kill it!
    • Kirran's only regret? Not using a Z-move to kill it. #ShinyLivesDontMatter
  • Chat declares Mario Maker, HBI's favorite thing on Wii U, is for sadists and masochists. He agrees completely.
  • After evolving into his Ultra Beast form, Nebby can see everything, including the "fan art" made of Lillie. Not cool, bro.
  • Given Lusamine's obsession with the Ultra Beasts making her go beyond human bounds, the guys decide they're being pushed to kill her and that no court would find them guilty.
  • They go to catch Lunala:
    • After a failed Quick Ball catch, it nukes their Japanese Mimikyu. They expected Disguise to be able to take the hit... except that Lunala's Secret Art, Moongeist Beam, ignores all Abilities that might block damage. There is nothing but a completely stunned silence for around ten seconds from the group at that.
    • They ultimately use the Master Ball, and name it BAGHORSE.
    • They put Lunala in a Box of its very own on the PC. And what do they name the Box? The Bag. Nebby just cannot escape the bag...

Episode 17

  • New Pokémon names:
    • They catch a male Absol, and name him "Trouble" due to how hard he was to catch.
    • They illegally catch a female Sneasle due to her not being their first encounter of the area and name her "(Redacted)". She's the precinct's black ops specialist.
  • HBI states he has no real idea what's going on with the type discussion between Grant and Kirran. He's just waiting for openings to make puns.
    HBI: [later] I've learned just enough of your jargon to give you shit.
  • When chat starts to complain Mr. Magoo is overpowered, the guys angrily shout them down as current events show they need somebody they can rely on.
  • After catching Trouble, they note that Absol are known in-universe for showing up in an attempt to warn humans of impending disasters. They wonder if this spells doom for the game going forward, since the very first Pokemon they saw on Mt. Lanakila was an Absol...
  • In the first hour of the stream they lose Sgt. Pepper to Gladion and Mr. Magoo to Hau. To add insult to injury after they fight Hau he gives them three useless Max Revive's, leading them to worry that it means that there's going to be one more before the stream ends.
    • Following this Lani repeats his previous call, this time as an angry police chief.
    Lani: I have honest officers working in that precinct and you are just throwing them to the wolves!
    • He wants the new recruits to be shining and strong by the time he gets back... but not shiny because shinies are dumb.
    Lani: Nah, you gotta kill anything that's of a different color.
    Macsen (in YT comments): You've been in Texas too long, Lani.
  • Chat points out how bad recent events must be for Veler. His best friend dies and while Veler's on leave his mistress is killed on duty.
  • Kirran stops before attacking a Komala to check it's type and Grant assures him it is pure normal. Cue the stunned silence after it uses a Grass-type move to one-shot Magoo.
    Grant: How does it know that!? Why!?
    [as the Komala continues to be a problem]
    Grant: This is what Trouble came to warn us about!
    • Kirran angrily shouts down chat complaining he doesn't know about these Pokemon type surprises, pointing out the playthrough is blind so of course they don't know.

Episode 18

  • Lani is rather annoyed with how many died while he was at the con. "So what have you assholes left me?"
  • To the couch's delight they swap in Skullma just as Crabominable uses a Z-Power fighting move, rendering it completely worthless.
  • Grant reveals one of his favorite responses to people complaining about them being overleveled/cheating/whatever.
    Grant: There isn't a jerking off motion big enough for me to respond to you with.
  • Chat starts complaining the only thing worse than the Pokemon being overleveled is how the guys love them. As Lani points out, that's half the point of a Nuzlocke.
  • The mission report from the battle against Acerola is blank. Why? Because (REDACTED) isn't on any record and ghosts don't exist. Thanks to this nobody will ever know about Lani's love for her.
  • Lani notes that the there are many older men who are interested in the younger female characters in the weirdest way.
    Lani: Japan. Oh Japan. And some stranger Americans.
    • Kirran tries to defend it by saying Pokemon stepped up their waifu game for this generation only for Lani to ask if Kirran has something he wanted to mention to them.
  • They sent Skullma and (REDACTED) in against Kukui, expecting them to die. They didn't.
  • After becoming Champion, Lani offers his thanks to everyone who has given them support in chat and offers his unending spite to all the people who wanted them to fail.
    Lani: The best Pokemon trainer in this entire shitty region, didn't born, wasn't born in your region.
    Grant: Like the Europeans with the Native Americans before us, I came from a distant land and conquered your champions.
    Lani: Now let me mate with your women. Olivia, eh?
  • Larenti's mom decided to rent out his room while he was gone... for one night.
    • Lani comments on the odd divide in Japan's approach to showing affection in public.
      Lani: Japan is like one way or the other. It's either "Eww, we can't show affection" or "Here's this girl getting banged by seven guys. She looks seven but she's actually twenty."
  • When Lillie asks Larenti to meet her at the bridge where they met, she gets pouty when the team has Larenti ask why they can't just stay at the party. This prompts them to joke that she was asking this because she wanted to ask him for sex without just coming out and saying it.
    Grant (as Lillie): I don't know how I can put this any more plainly. I want to get you alone on the bridge where we first met on this moonlight night!
    Lani (as Larenti): Fine. But Maggie's gonna be there.
    Grant (as Lillie): And this time there's no Nebby to mess my timing up!
    Lani (as Nebby): "PEW!!!"
  • The guys' version of Lillie's reaction to Larenti killing Tapu-Koko.
    Lillie: OH MY GOD YOU KILLED TAPU-KOKO!!!! I'M GONNA TELL EVERYBODY!!!
    Later...
    Lillie: You defeated Tapu-Koko, but I don't think it was sad about it.
    Lani: I think that's because it's dead.
    • They were originally torn over whether Lillie planned to tear out Larenti's heart and offer it up to the god or if she was offering up her virginity.
    • After one-shotting Tapu Koko, Egghorse is the new god.
      Chat: No Gods. No Kings. Only Egghorse.
  • When Professor Burnet briefly recognizes the masked wrestler guy as her husband, then shrugs it off:
    Lani as Burnet: Oh it's probably nothing, hahahaha...we're gonna roleplay tonight. I like it when he wears the suit...

Episode 19

  • New Pokemon Names
    • Nihilego is named Hat-Chan
    • Type: Null is named EDGEHORSE
    • Pheramosa is named Roachelle
  • Lani decides that since he spent yesterday keeping everyone alive, he can let the Kirran the Slaughterhouse take over again. This proves prophetic.
  • Hau's dad looked for a point on the map as far from Hau as possible and went there.
  • Their first stop on the post-game tour? Joining Team Skull, to their delight.
  • The trades for the S.N.B.M box were handled by GTS, with them looking for Level 1-10 Chikorita for each one to maximize the chance that TFS fans get the dead. Skullma ended up getting traded for a Shiny Chikorita named "MS. STAKE".
    HBI: It's a Friday night. We're going out on town, looking for some level 1 Chikoritas. You know what I'm saying?
    • Where are all these Chikoritas coming from? Mr. Stake got put out to stud. He didn't really understand what that meant, but he got used to it.
  • They meet up with Detective Looker, who likes how Larenti ran his precinct. He's being recruited into the Pokemon X-Files division to handle the Ultra Beasts.
    "Larenti": Look, I retired from the cop game. And you want me to go right back in? I lost a lot of good officers. I'm in the process of trading their corpses right now.
    • Going into the fight with Anabel they feel confident and think they've got a good matchup with Maggie against Alakazam... until it pushes her to 1 HP with one move. And then Skullma dies in one hit despite thinking "ghost beats psychic" and they have to sacrifice (REDACTED) as well. And the stress doesn't end there
      Lani: Boy, is Sturdy a great move.
    • Kirran doesn't like being held responsible, while Lani points out he is the one holding the controller right now. Grant does reassure them after the fight that it's fine since they still have three Pokemon left.
  • It is determined that the Tauros can do something very important for gamers: Teabag.
  • Trading PoJo yields them a Chikorita named... Velor Jr!? - the punctuation is part of his name.
    "Veler": What I do with you? I was not meant to be single parent! New sitcom?
    • When they're trading away Sgt. Pepper, Veler breaks down while cradling Velor Jr!?, wondering what he's going to do without her when Jr grows up and tries to kill him.
  • To the people in chat thinking the couch isn't listening to their advice, suggestion, and/or complaints: "We're listening. We're just ignoring."
    • So what if trading away one of the rares locks them out of 100% completion? They're not playing for that and what were they going to do with a dog corpse?

Episode 20

  • Kirran and HBI confer and decide Lucario is a Taiwanese knock-off of Mew Two that builds pillars with its hands.
    • Chat thinks that they hate him based on this. Kirran assures them he does really like Lucario while HBI's hatred is solely born of ignorance. They do however draw their line at fucking him - that spike on his chest makes it awkward.
  • Mandibuzz prefers consuming Cubones and using their bones to make nests. The bones around its waist is a chastity belt from its overprotective father.
  • Who names themselves HBI2K? An idiot twelve year-old with no idea what "branding" means.
    • Grant makes a few guesses about what the HBI means, all of which are stated to be way cooler than the real meaning.
  • HBI is asked to do Father Anderson's voice and proceeds to do the worst accent imaginable.
  • Mid enemy attack they realize that it's fire/dragon which one-shots Veler. There's a long moment of silence ending with "SUBMIT!"
    Chat: It is no longer Veler time.
    • The situation is not helped when they send out Maggie only for the enemy's Pokemon to use a combo that one-shots her shocking them into silence once again.
      Chat: Larenti lost his edge when he slept.
    • The best part is that not much earlier they had been boasting how once Lani left the deaths stopped. Oops.
  • As the fight against Lakigr goes sour they point out the irony of Whirly - once consigned to the Trash - now being so important to the team that they had to sacrifice three newcomers and nearly Sito. All of which leads to Whirly dying after failing yet again to use his Z-move. "From Trash to Throne to Grave: The Whirly Story."
    HBI: I've been in, what, three of these streams? I don't know what the fuck is going on and I'm on the edge of my goddamn seat.
    • Down to two Pokemon, they bring out the ancestral technique of Larenti's family: Max Potion super soaker action until the Charizard misses.
      Kirran: We can still pull this out of our ass.
    • Relying on a lucky hit with a Z-move to kill Lakigr's final Pokemon, Kirran is shrilly pleading for it to work. And it does.
      Grant: Yeah, that's right, you look at the dirt. Look at your peers down there, the worms.
  • As the game concludes they decide their first two Pokemon, Gunbeak and Sito, deserve to be canonized as new legendary gods. And then Chat suggests they be bred...
    Grant: The child of providence.
    • Gunbeak and Sito have a "fun night" together in the Nursery to celebrate their victory, producing an egg from which hatches a Pikipek they name VICTORY. He share his birthday with Ivan.
  • HBI, whose name is Ben, has a nephew named Parker. He's convinced his sister has it in for him.
    • "What comes with great power?" "The bitches."
  • In the finale, Baghorse finally gets out of the bag... to be traded for the god-tier Chikorita, Tapu MrStake. And then Larenti gets to end the game where it began and he always wanted to be: In bed.

    TFS Plays - Pokémon Emerald - Nuzlocke Edition 

General

  • As the game progresses, the guys start referring to Brendan as "Ethan", since his rivalry isn't as memorable as the others they've had in the past.
    • By the finale even Brendan's father is calling him Ethan. Everyone else is calling him that so he needs to shut up and accept his name.
  • As they guys note, they hated or had no real opinion on several of their core team members but came to adore them.
    • MyEX is a major case of this, being disliked at the start but by the end becoming the best girl and having the most developed personality of all their Pokemon.

Episode 1

  • The crew decides to play a female character (May) this time. They do random syllables like Larenti in the Moon Nuzlocke, and name her Maqubi. They imagine Maqubi with a red fedora, and say she signs her name with a heart above the "i".
  • As the RSE games begin with the Player Character riding in the bed of the moving truck, the crew wonder why she wasn't riding in the cab. Lani's first guess is that she's being trafficked.
  • Before they go into the initial encounter where they have to choose from the Hoenn starters, they check the Trainer ID. The last number is 7, leaving them with Mudkip. (Which Kirran likes, but Grant hates.) They name him SKIDDS.
    • They quickly decide to "rad out" as many of the names as they can.
  • When they finish Brendan's Treecko with a crit Pound, they say SKIDDS left a skid mark. In fact Maqubi leaves skid marks everywhere she goes. People think it's gross only to be reassured it's way worse.
  • Their Alternate Character Interpretation of Brendan as a huge dweeb with a giant crush on Maqubi. Birch beats the shit out of him for failing in his first battle.
  • The first companions is a female Poochyena caught on Route 101, which they name SHINZ.
  • They then find (and kill) eight more Poochyena on Route 103 before finding a female Zigzagoon, which they catch and name DENYCE.
  • They find Route 102 and catch a female Wurmple which they name VIDA. They quickly realize that all three of their catches so far are female.
    Lani: The ladies are all up on SKIDDS.
  • Their first trainer battle, with Youngster Calvin, goes very quick when its Poochyena misses a couple Tackles.

Episode 2

  • Maqubi's profile: "AGE AM DROOLING CHALLENGE"
  • They catch a male Taillow, and name him DUDEBIRB.

Episode 3

  • Entering Petalburg Woods, they catch a female Shroomish which they name THE GAME, after Grant mistakenly calls its evolved form Breloom "one of the best games in this gen".
    • This leads to a lot of Triple H jokes, to the point where THE GAME has his hair, facial hair and trademark sledgehammer in the thumbnail.
  • Grant goes over the fact that VIDA, as a Wurmple, could ultimately evolve into either a Beautifly or a Dustox.
    Grant: It's completely random what it will become, so we have no idea what Vida will be. Vida could be anything. She could even be dead by the end of today.
  • In their first battle with Team Aqua, SKIDDS beats a Grunt's Poochyena despite three Sand Attacks with two Water Guns.
    Lani: Smell that wet dog?
    Kirran: Smells more like death over here.

Episode 4

  • Shortly before entering Rustboro, an old lady requests the common courtesy of replanting berries after harvesting. Maqubi rejects this and runs away, with Lani even saying she's responsible for deforestation.
  • Their efforts to come up with a funny word or phrase to amuse a serious girl named Walda. First, "MUNCHGNIP", then "DISSSSAPOIK" - neither work, at which point they give up and leave.

Episode 5

  • Because THE GAME swept Roxanne in the last episode, SKIDDS vents the frustration of his stolen limelight by beating up wild Poochyena.
  • They catch a male Whismur and name him AUDIE, who promptly replaces DENYCE in the party without any debate. Lani decides, based on the Whismur description, that AUDIE is constantly screaming.
  • They notice that part of AUDIE's backsprite resembles a butt hole, complete with close up. They then go on to say how God/Arceus got drunk and decided to make an animal that breathed with its ass.
  • Grant keeps mixing up Shinz and Skidds, leading to worries this will last until they get Skidds out of the party... at which point he'll still mix up the names of their "kids" and newcomers won't understand.

Episode 6

  • DENYCE is back (replacing SHINZ) because no other member of Maqubi's party could learn Cut.
  • After wiping Brendan's team again, they make fun of him by acting all upset over the loss. Especially the "MY DAD'S A PROFESSOR!" bit.
  • Based on his cry, they think an old man has gone feral and started foaming at the mouth due to losing his Peeko. They later decide it wasn't actually stolen but ran away due to him.
  • Brendan is so lame they take their number back after beating him. Maqubi walks away, leaving him tearily musing on his shortcomings.
  • Grant boldly claims he won't let anyone die in the game only for Kirran to ask he put that claim on record. Grant replies by stating that there will be no "deserved" deaths - any deaths will be due to cheating on the game's part.

Episode 7

  • When VIDA uses Confusion, she's telepathically coercing her prey to kill themselves.
  • Grant openly admits he is having Lani look at the guide so they can navigate a dark cave without wasting a slot on Flash.

Episode 8

  • A good portion of the video is spent discussion barbecuing an amputated leg
    • The three even make a pact that if any of them ever lose a leg (and it's okay'd by medical professionals) they'll have cookout at the office.
  • Kirran is particularly happy when SKIDDS evolves into a Marshtomp. Lani even breaks out into the ring entrance music for Randy Orton.
  • Lani imagines that bats congregate in cave systems over the winter. However they hate each other on a personal level and can't wait to get away from each other once the winter is over.

Episode 9

  • Before the episode even starts the title card gets a good laugh as the image used for Brawly is Broly's head on top of a young boys body.
  • The gym is pitch black and Grant starts to use Flash to light it up... only they didn't and he realizes they misplaced the guide.
    • They imagine the other trainers are just as blind as Maqubi, walking through the place with their hands on the walls.
  • DUDEBIRB was tearing its way through Brawly's gym. Then when he fought Brawly's last Pokémon, a Makuhita, it crits with Vital Throw, and DUDEBIRB dies for the first casuality of the Emerald Nuzlocke.
    • Initially, his space shows DUDEBIRB upside down in his slot of the party.
    • The guys describe DUDEBIRB's death as the equivalent of Brawly's Makuhita throwing him so hard that he splats against the wall and that afterwards the guys have to wipe his carcass out of the wall with a spatula.
    • Ironically, when he's released, the crew replaces DUDEBIRB with GURDS, their Makuhita. Who they promptly teach Vital Throw in order to kill birds.
    • Lani later posits that Maqubi put one of DUDEBIRB's feathers in her fedora.
    • The "Terminate this Pokemon?" prompt returns but they forgot to change the "Bye bye!" line afterwards. The clash is delightful.
    • And as the final cherry on top the fans had warned the guys that somebody in their party would die to Brawly but, of course, they didn't believe them.
  • As for finishing Brawly, VIDA comes in and finishes Makuhita with one Confusion.
    Lani: THAT WAS FOR DUDEBIRB, YOU SACK OF GARBAGE!!!
  • AUDIE's immunity to sound comes forward as a Wingull growls at him, which has no effect.
    Kirran: It goes in my ears and out my ass.

Episode 10

  • In an interview, Maqubi states that GURDS reminds her of "HEROINE" and, when asked what Pokemon mean to her, she answered "GIMME."
  • They once again "mistake" a rotund NPC for a wild Snorlax and try to catch them.
  • They catch a female Gulpin and name her MyEX, who replaces DENYCE shortly thereafter. Jokes starting with "MyEX is" fly fast and free for some time.
  • Upon meeting Aqua Leader Archie, they compare him to Matt McMuscles of Two Best Friends Play, even having an appropriate face edit on the video thumbnail.

Episode 11

  • A tough approaches Maqubi and offers a TM and his number. The TM is Thief because Maqubi stole his heart.
    • Scott is Maqubi's husbando. They call him as soon as he leaves and promise to call him every day. Birch is worried about Maqubi's choices as Scott's on a few lists.
  • The double battle against the Pokefan couple of Isabel and Kaleb, SKIDDS sweeping the Plusle and Minun sets with his Mud Shot, which gets compared to The Angry Video Game Nerd shitting on Bugs Bunny.
    • Mud Shot is SKIDDS projectile vomiting mud on the enemy team until they're completely buried in Skidds Row.
  • They swap DENYCE back in because of needing Cut for Mr. Mystery's challenge area. AUDIE gets boxed in turn, after which they joke about AUDIE being gone when they come back, some still hearing his screams over the horizon.
  • Gurds and MyEX got together and they guys are happy for them. This does not make them projectile vomiting with Mud Shot and Sludge any less disgusting, it's just they won't judge.
  • They really play up the Trick Master's creepiness, noting they went in an old man's house where he gave them candy and had kids locked up in his basement.
    Maqubi's Mom: That's neat, sweetie. Why aren't you in the truck?
  • MyEX reloads on her sludge with a direct line into the Pokecenter's septic tank.

Episode 12

  • Lani fears having twins because he's certian they'll accidentally switch names during infancy. Even if they're fraternal twins.
  • Having never seen it in-game, Kirran believes the Delcatty does not exist. Eventually they decide it needs to be included in the X-Files.
    • This segues into the Berenstein Bears pronunciation issues form last episode and the guys decide they must have switched worlds after CERN's experiment. That's why everyone else thinks they're wrong on these issues.
  • On their next rival battle, guess what Brendan's first Pokémon is? SLUGMA.
    • Brendan matters so little to Lani that he mistakenly calls him Ethan and genuinely doesn't realize it's not his name. They then imagine him wanting a bike so he can impress her.

Episode 13

  • Lani proposes a randomizer Pokemon run where every Pokemon is randomly chosen, their only moves are Metronome, and they have to bet on every fight. Once out of the betting currency, the playthrough is over.
    • Kirran proposes naming it "Zawa Zawa". They then imagine just how upsetting it would be if you started hearing that life in real life.
  • A Wailmer baffles them by evading their Leech Seed attacks. They idea of a whale on land dodging is only compounded by Lani's realization that it's faster than The Game.

Episode 14

  • Gurds being constantly paralyzed leads to the inevitable Million Dollar Baby comparison. They then muse how horrifying it must be for their opponent that his entire team is being wiped out with Vital Throw.
    • It's not that he has nothing left, it's just spread out over a very wide area. Which leads to laughter as he asks if they're okay.
      Deandre: Are you okay, Electrike?
      Electrike: [gurgling squeals]
      GURDS: If he dies, he dies.
  • Audie gets strangled by a Tentacool but never stops screaming. The air pressure is so great the Tentacool's eyes bulge out and then explode.
  • They consider naming Oddish dank due to their dislike but decide to go with 4204206969 to uproarous "laughter".
  • Right at the end of the episode, AUDIE evolves into a Loudred. Lani thinks Loudred looks dumb, but re-evaluates his opinion because the Emerald sprite doesn't look as bad as others he's seen. They also decide the asshole was traded in for wi-fi capability.

Episode 15

  • Oddish, whose name still garners "laughs", is now in the proper box: Trash.
  • "Yeah, killing all these fish, it's MyExxonMobil now." "Damn it. Well played."
  • None of their Pokemon can learn a move from a toddler, leading to jokes he let her down since their relationship wouldn't work out.
  • An NPC who is obviously wearing glasses claims he dropped them. They decide he just wants Maqubi to bend over so he can perv on her. Lani decides Maqubi kicked him the dick, took his glasses off, punch him in the face, and ran away. Lani's angry when Grant then talks to him again as it ruins the canon.

Episode 16

  • Wally shows up again, hacking and wheezing while proudly declaring he's now strong enough to bench 10 pounds. His uncle is bemused that he thinks he's strong enough to take on a gym, especially after they beat his one Pokemon with one move.
    Wally: See? I told you I got stronger!
    Uncle: You got one-shot. Your Ralts is drowning.
  • Grant trash-talks a Meditite by saying he's joining a wet t-shirt contest as Skidds hoses him down. "Let me see them Fighting/Psychic nips."
  • Their interpretation of Wattson is a homeless man who asks trainers who beat him to kill him.
    • Lani's only concern is that all of his Pokemon will hit Explode on coming out; he knew a trainer with a Ground-type would come some day, so he was ready to blow the entire place sky high.
  • The appearance of a casino has their gambling addiction re-emerge, desperately searching for a Coin Case so they can start playing.
  • Wally calls, unable to breathe and hoping Maqubi can get him to the hospital. They hang up mid-call.

Episode 17

  • Gurds is suffered from a crisis because she realized just how many babies she's killed.
    Kirran: I can't believe it. I killed all those babies.
    Lani: [quiet whisper] So many babies...
    Kirran: [screaming] SO MANY BABIES! NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!
    • Throughout the episode Kirran will periodically whisper about the babies when Gurds is fighting.
  • At long last Maqubi can indulge her gambling obsession. When they can't bet on Gurds at roulette, they bet on babies only for things to not go well for them.
    • Lani tries to call on the Force to win... only to miss the Death Star and doom everyone. He was never really a Jedi, Obi Wan was just an old cook after all.
    • They finally hit a jackpot, with blaring horns, explosions, and cheers of victory.

Episode 18

  • The episode starts with them taking their hard-earned jackpot to get a prize... and they can't afford jack shit.
  • A joke about Wally living in a CVS leads to laughter as they realize he does live in a medicine store because he's dying.
  • They reunite a couple who met over PokeTinder only for the girl to be... less than impressed with the martial artist.
    Girl: When you said your spirit Pokemon was a Gladion I thought you would be cooler.
    • There's only one bed in the house and Wally has to sleep under the mattress and hear what they're doing on top of it.
  • Killing two birds with one stone is a good saying, but killing one bird with another bird is fifty percent more effective.
  • They give little girls the voice of chain-smoking old women and their grandmother the voice of a seductive twenty-something woman.
    • As the woman talks about how strong of a trainer her grandson is they imagine the camera panning over to Wally, who's currently dying.
  • Using Leech Seed on on MyEX is a bad idea as the poison will consume whoever tries it.

Episode 19

  • The Game evolves and becomes part Fighting type and immediately head for a trainer fight. Exactly as they begin talking about how he's now super vulnerable to Flying type, the opposing trainer sends out a Taillow. A great first fight for The Game's new form.
  • Audie's victims can't hear their death coming; they're already deaf as their molecules shake apart.
  • MyEX went on a date with their Machop capture and slipped something in his drink that made him sleepy. They note they're treating this joke way too lightly given the content.
    • Initially they think ChopCena won't see the light of day, but given Gurds's ongoing baby crisis that may not be the case.

Episode 20

  • If Kirran was a game designer he would make the nice old lady's room inescapable because the "helpful" NPC is insane and won't let you leave.
    • When they visit again she pleads with Maqubi to stay in her gingerbread house and clean out her oven - it's too difficult for her frail old fingers.
  • They're enraged when a Cool Trainer mimics their winning strategy of pulling out a super soaker, but then decide that just proves how cool Maqubi is.
  • Gurds needs some time off the team to take a long shower and get over all the babies she killed. Until Audie dies.
  • Lani and Grant are overjoyed when the first Pokémon they encounter on a new route is a SLUGMA. After they catch him, they name him "MELVINTOOZ", and assure him he will be in the party soon.
    Grant: Now look, we could never replace IVAN.
    Lani (near tears): Absolutely not!
    Grant: Ever! (Beat) However catching his baby brother is perfectly fine!
    • Equating age to level, they imagine him being a bratty teenager.
    • And, of course, just like IVAN, everyday is MELVIN's birthday.
    • When they encounter a Spinda on the same route, Lani remarks that he would have been PISSED if that was what they wound up catching. They encounter another Slugma, and decline to fight it. But they also kill a second Spinda because "they have to die".
  • AUDIE is killed by a Koffing's Self-Destruct.
    Grant: I mean, on one hand, at least we know what slot we have open [for MELVIN]...
    • The funny part: it was in a doubles battle, and SKIDDS was also on the field. He only lost half his HP.
    • Lani and Grant give him a proper send off... by not just playing the bagpipes as they release him, but screaming at the top of their lungs.
    Lani: [tearfully] Audie can hear us in heaven.

Episode 21

  • The crew was surprised when GURDS evolved at level 24 into a Hariyama.
    • Later they consider taking GURDS to the route with all the Marill and having her kill them until she feels dead inside.
  • They catch a male Swablu, naming him COTTON JIM. They swap out VIDA to level him up.
  • Kirran's only goal in this playthrough: Keeping their second son alive. While musing how they'll give Melvin everything they couldn't give Ivan they break down crying as they imagine him growing a shell.
  • MarlynBrando was moved to a "new box" by Grant. When Kirran and Lani are intrigued by the vague wording, he hastily assure them she's just in the trash; she wasn't worth the effort of making a new box. Lani's proud of the name but she'll never see the light of day unless a lot of tragedies occur.

Episode 22

  • At Meteor Falls, they catch a male Zubat, and remember just how much of a beast MANCROBAT was in the SoulSilver playthrough. They also remember spending an hour trying to find the Zubat that became MANCROBAT, and this Zubat was a first encounter.
    Lani: I think he's got a "Dudley" look to him.
    Kirran: I think he's just a dud. "Duds".
    Lani: I'll meet you half way. "DUDDLES".
  • The guys start mocking people predicting (as per usual) a complete wipe at the Fire Gym. Grant in particular laughs at the idea of Overheat causing trouble and then asks it to be included in any montage of Skidds dying to said move.
  • Grant imagines that some day they'll slip into calling Melvin Ivan, destroying all of his confidence.
  • They give Gurds a pep talk so he can crush another baby against the mountainside. They agree with the hiker that the mountain is unforgiving; when his Pokemon got thrown into it, the mountain splattered it.
  • Grant expresses his appreciation for Medichamp due to it carrying him in his first playthrough, to the mockery of the others.
    Lani: In the comments, everybody let us known how much of a scrub Grant is for using Medichamp.
  • At the very end of the episode, they use a Rare Candy to level MyEX to level 26, and evolve her into a Swalot.
    Lani: You put something in MyEX's mouth and she just changes.

Episode 23

  • MyEX's odd spinal curve is either scoliosis or her presenting.
  • Who would survive longest on a deserted island? Grant would die first as he'd spend too long trying to apply his TV knowledge, like trying to find a hatch. Ben would start a successful hotel.
  • Lani points out the amusing fact that you can't Tackle a ghost, but you can bite it.
  • They start ranking breakfast foods, with french toast being top tier. "Pancakes is just worse waffles."
  • Forever Grandma returns, offering Maqubi a place to sleep and a blanket made from the skins of previous visitors.

Episode 24

  • They muse what a wonderful coincidence it is that Melvin shares the same birthday as Ivan.
    Kirran: Arceus gives and Arceus takes away.
  • Gurds can make up for all the babies she's killed by protecting their second son.
  • Their opponent sends out a Zubat. Lani "panicks" on realizing they have nobody super-effective against it and things only get worse when MyEX becomes self-destructive, hitting herself four turns in a row.
    Lani: There are some people that care about you, just not us.
    • Given the effectiveness of her Slam and the fact it often paralyzes, Lani guesses she's put on three hundred pounds since they dated and it all went to her hips.
  • Shipping talk ensues after Lani tells Gurds to get in the game... and not in The Game.
  • Grant sends Melvin in against an Oddish and it's poisoned to the horror of the other two. He justifies it saying Ivan died because he was pampered, so Melvin needs to experience hardship.

Episode 25

  • They arrive at a city and get hype at the idea of a hot spring episode with anticipation of the fan art. Two stipulations are made: Maqubi stays in her day clothes, no bikini-wearing Maqubi is allowed; and MyEX turns into a hot jelly waifu.
  • A femme fatale Torkoal scares them as it seduces Skidds, poking parts of herself out of the shell that might or might not be sexy - that's what makes it hot.
  • After sweeping the Fire gym, Maqubi walks out of the gym, only to see Brenden walk out of a neighboring house. TFS assumes that he's here for a duel, but instead gives Maqubi Go-Goggles to travel through the desert. In keeping with their Alternate Character Interpretation that Brenden is secretly in love in Maqubi, TFS assumes that he's trying to say "Goggles" and just stuttering around Maqubi. Then Brenden says that he's trying to challenge Norman, Maqubi's father, who is very strong... unlike Maqubi. Then Brenden rides off on his bike while TFS is still trying to process that. TFS are left flabbergasted, and assume that Brenden is trying to neg Maqubi. Their response? Decide to ask Brenden out on a date, because Maqubi can't handle not being liked.
    Lani: Well, we'll just have to show him how right he—how wrong he is. And I don't know... maybe go out on a date with him.
    • Of note, they continue to call him Ethan throughout this and have already forgotten his name by the next episode.

Episode 26

  • Kirran starts ranting about how crappy Melvin's special ability is and how he's such a disappointment compared to - but they love Melvin.
    • They built a cake factory next door so they could give Ivan a cake for every one of his birthdays.
  • A trainer's Sandshrew gives them significant trouble, with Kirran claiming the way its sprite is designed includes a raised middle finger. Lani fully approves of him and wishes they could trade their previously captured Sandshrew for it.
  • Forever Grandma reappears, offering love and cookies baked from her previous guests.
  • After gushing for the past couple episodes about its final evolution, Flygon, they catch a male Trapinch, and give it a name befitting of SKIDDS' Row: FLAYZER.

Episode 27

  • They decide to go through every room in the gym (you only need to go through three to reach Norman) to build GURDS' experience up as much as possible, only to find out that the last room is named the "One-Hit KO Room."
    • In the very first room they were hyping up Gurds for her retirement run... only for a Swellow to force them to remove her in the first turn.
  • A Delcatty appears to Kirran's confusion. They decide the proper reaction to something they don't understand is splattering it across a wall.
  • They get really hyped at the idea of Maqubi finally confronting her father and taking revenge for being "the Luggage". Afterwards she'll get to drive the truck.
  • The battle against Norman is absolutely hysterical.
    • They spend close to five minutes locked in combat with a Spinda spamming its signature move to trap GURDS in a confusion effect.
      Lani: Dad, you son of a bitch... He's just sitting there looking so proud of himself.
      Lani: "Keep dancing, Spinda!"
      Kirran: "Teeter Dance!"
      Grant: "Teeter Dance!"
      Lani: "TEE-TER DAAANCE, MAQUBI!!"
    • GURDS isn't actually confused, she's just punching herself over all the babies she's killed.
    • "Step in time, Maqubi! Teeter Dance!"
    • Maqubi kills Norman's last Pokémon, Slaking, with a single Vital Throw from GURDS. This was after they healed on the first turn, so Slaking's Counter failed since it had nothing to counter.
    • At the end of the fight, they order Gurds to Teeter Dance on the corpses of Norman's Pokemon. He quits as a gym leader in a huff.
  • Even though she made quick work of the Petalburg Gym, they retire GURDS with happy music playing.
  • Grant gets utterly confused because Lani STILL calls Brenden 'Ethan'.

Episode 28

  • Lani is stunned on realizing the wild Marill in a pond behind Norman's gym is six levels higher than them. It proceeds to declare they came to the wrong pond and tries to drag them underwater. They give up on catching anything and suggest their dad needs to take care of it instead.
  • They get worried that the power plant looks like a black ops site and nobody but the old man knows they're down there.
    • After a long slog through droves of wild Pokemon they suspect the old guy will be unpleasantly surprised to learn Maqubi survived.
  • On catching a Voltorb they have no idea what to call it, Kirran idly commenting he's scrunching his face in confusion. Cue the birth of Scrunch, named after the sound he makes.
  • Magnemite bounce around happily and sound like Salacious Crumb, but Magneton is obscene and needs to be censored. It's gone beyond the acceptable level for National Geographic.

Episode 29

  • They grind on hatching the egg, and it hatches into a female Wynaut. They name her WAKKAWAKKA, and throw her in the Daycare to see what moves she will learn.
    • The daycare attendant tries to warn Maqubi that Wakkawakka has already imprinted on her and thinks she's its mother. Maqubi walks away before they can finish.
  • Catching a Tentacool, they need to name him in keeping with the tradition of Crackass and Assgeek - N ASS T. She's one of MyEX's friends but is really nasty and won't be let anywhere near Maqubi's friends.
    • Immediately after Grant realizes this was a mistake as there was grass they could have checked. Sure enough they missed out on catching an Electrike to Lani's rage.
  • A trainer's Wingull escaped and he asks Maqubi to help catch it.
    Perry: [with a lisp] Can you help me, I lost my bird. There it is. [cawing] Wingull, please, come down. Oh god, that's Electric. That's bad, that's bad, that's bad! Wingull, get back, no!
  • Melvin gets sent into his first battle, losing a third of his health as they guys quietly panic and plead for his attack to go off.
    Kirran: Are we the sheltering parents?
  • MyEX comes out after and starts getting high on Stun Spores, touching herself all over as the guys plead with her that kids are watching.

Episode 30

  • Asked for a comment by a berry growing NPC they're shocked to find there's no word usable for a berry-based pun.
  • Manecritic, nicknamed Mountainhead, is great because she gives thunderous mountain head. Then she howls and makes it really awkward.
    • This leads to wondering if the mating call of Pokemon is just them shouting their name a little more urgently.
  • They catch a Tropius whom they named Bigglefoot. They also declare that he is basically Mr. Stake's cousin.

Episode 31

  • As in the past, Scrunchh wanting to learn Self-Destruct is met with an emphatic YES. Grant suggests testing it out in the next fight.
  • Discussing soda, Lani notes that replacing caffeine with cocaine really doesn't make that much of a difference. After all, they both end in "-ine" and have similar effects.
    Grant: You take it, and time speeds up.
    [emulator speeds up]
    Kirran: [makes a... sound]
    Lani: OoooooOOOHHH WELCOME TO THE TIME WARP, BABY!
    • Cue a YouTube soda commercial in the ad break.
  • Grant states that Kenorith evolves at 30... or maybe 40. Somewhere in that decade.
  • Lani is confused as why enemy Pokemon keep using smell abilities against MyEX.
    Grant: [sniffs loudly] What's that? I want it. I don't what it is but I want it. Something inside me is just calling out.
    Lani: Oh god, what is that stank? He's doing it again, he can't help himself!
    Kirran: She's got pheromones coming out of every orifice.
    Grant: It's one of those things where somebody gives you something disgusting to eat. "Oh, that's gross. Give me another one." "Hold on, that can't be as bad as my memory is already making it."
    Lani: "Oh god, it is!"
  • Grant was asked to create joke about Pokemon. With regards to Oddish, he was so tired of all the weed jokes that he just declared it the "bad joke generator" Pokemon.

Episode 32

  • The guys are temporarily stunned by the large number of Wingulls sliding around the ground of a woman's house, initially assuming theyown the house.
    Lani: Is this Alfred Hitchcock's house?
  • MyEX gets off on the various drugs used against her by the enemy. Kirran fully approves of the growing masochistic tendencies she's displaying.
    Kirran: Ah, MyEX just sprawls on the ground, rolling in filth.
    Lani: Just turns into a puddle. When we caught a Gulpin I did not expect to enjoy this.
    • It occurs to them that they really are better as friends with MyEX.
  • Lani is just waiting for the accidental Self-Destruct from Scrunchh, as is everyone watching.

Episode 33

  • Their reward for saving the Weather Institute? Castform. The creature that killed TINKERBILL. They name her HWEATHER.
  • Brendan (or Ethan, as Lani continues to call him) challenges Maqubi right after the Weather Institute. After Maqubi beats him, Scott comes by and remarks on Brendan riding away upset.
    • "Ethan"'s Slugma is greeted with jeers and declarations it is a false prophet.

Episode 34

  • Lani suggests just shutting your windows to keep bug Pokemon out until Kirran points out they're three feet long. Beedrill would just break the window and steal your honey; it's one of the reasons he'd be horrified to live in this game world.
  • They catch a Thriller dancing Kecleon and name him YUMF - "You Ugly Mother Fucker". The other option was just Predator.
  • Kirran protests Grant and Lani playing it safe, wanting them to just go balls deep and damn the consequences.
    • Hilarious in Hindsight as the very next episode has Kirran freaking out over Melvin being sent in to fight and screaming that the guys are to risky.

Episode 35

  • Winona's trainers aren't allowed to lose or she'll beat the shit out of them.
  • The inevitable happens during the battle with Winona when Grant "accidentally" commands SCRUNCHH to Self-Destruct. It barely takes half the HP off her Altaria. And then it eats an Oran Berry to restore its health over half.
    Grant: [on the verge of laughing] Guys, this GBA gamepad.
    Lani: [later] It saddens me so much that it meant nothing.
    • At the very beginning of the episode they had been debating not teaching Srunchh Thunderbolt due to certain "limitations" such as a finger slipping. Well-timed.
    • After the fact, Kirran alerts them that Winona's Altaria knows Earthquake; if not for the Self-Destruct, chances are good it could've taken out KENORITH on a third move.
    • And Grant nearly got MELVINTOOZ killed, too. Winona's Tropius wakes up unexpectedly and does Aerial Ace, lopping off 2/3 of MELVIN's HP. Kirran, who had earlier declared he only cares about Melvin surviving and protested sending him out with no helmet, is furious.
  • Girlish squeals of joy erupt after Scott declares he's cheering them from the sidelines.
  • Sharp-eyed viewers became suspicious of several discrepancies in the team's levels and items between the moments before the Gym battle and the battle itself. Some theorized that the episode's footage was in fact taken from a second attempt at Winona's battle following a team-wipe left out of the video. The following day, another video was posted in which Kirran confirmed to the audience that they did indeed lose outright on the first attempt, choosing to simply cut the loss from the recording in order to continue the series regardless.
Episode 36
  • Grant earns rage from both Kirran and Lani when he points out that they really don't have a good place for Melvin on their team and should be swapped out. It escalates to the point that Lani actually calls Grant a monster.
    Grant: Just positing it as an option.
    Kirran: An option? An option to give your son away, y'know, maybe you're a bad parent.
    • "Knowing How to Read the Room and Picking Your Battles: The Maqubi Story." The whole argument took place in Maqubi's head while she stood at the PC and considered abandoning her child.
  • "MyEX is getting her life back together."
  • The guys don't want to know where MyEX sprays her Sludge Bomb from. To refuel she doesn't drink soda, but absorbs and digests the can whole.
  • Going up against a little boy who always loses and is relying on his sister to protect him, Lani is torn between beating his Pokemon first to break his will or beating her Pokemon first to leave him hanging. Then they realize the sister actually was going to turn on her brother all along.
    • After losing the girl snipes at Maqubi, implying she has no friends willing to come to the beach with her.
  • They wonder if MyEX is going to end up as MyWIFE for the Elite Four, having married a Muk. Garbodor would be born from the union and she'd probably get her freak on by having a bunch of Koffing watching.

Episode 37

  • The utter backlash from them trying to hide the wipe and then being forced to admit it has caused many to demand that they sacrifice Melvin as punishment. Lani even posted in the comments in mock outrage at the idea; still, the hashtag #SacrificeTheSlug remains a favorite in the comments, along with #NotMyNuzlockeChamps.
  • OTP MyEX and Skidds: A love that knows no safe words.
  • Demetrius is surprised that Maqubi isn't his mom. As they note, he's obviously not since they don't name their kids Demetrius, they go with Skidds and MyEX.
  • Karate chopping MyEX ends poorly for a Machoke, as he's absorbed into her body while desperately begging his trainer to pull him out.
  • "Is Sandslash presenting?" Given how much trouble this Pokemon gives them, Lani decides its mockingly slapping its ass at them.

Episode 38

  • Melvin's internet access is restricted by the guys, filtering out all of the negative comments about him and only letting him see the positive ones. All of which are posted by the guys.
  • While they finally decide to level 4204206969 so they won't need to catch a Gloom, Lani complains it's garbage based on stats and skills alone. So what if it's half the level of the rest of the team?
    • He gets 420 XP points at one point, earning "chuckles" and blaring horns.
    • The last fight of the episode is a wild Oddish that uses Acid - it's more hardcore than 420 as it only uses manmade drugs. It was such a bad influence they need to stop and talk to 420 about drugs... that and grind him to evolve so they won't end up having to catch a Gloom.
  • A defeated child complains he needs to hide his shame - Maqubi offers him a knife.
  • "Cool" Trainers have older friends buy them Full Restores since they're not old enough; they also smoke behind the Gyms.

Episode 39

  • Maqubi runs everywhere with her arms out like Naruto. She dropped out of her dad's dance school to spend all her time watching Naruto and Boruto, enraging her father. That's why she was in the back of the truck.
  • With 420 finally a Gloom they decide to abandon him in the Pokemon Center but, when a random encounter occurs, decide to let him "prove" himself... against an enemy 6 level highers higher than him.
    • ...and to their shock, 420 survives thanks to the Absol wasting most of its turns buffing normal attacks while only using special attacks. For this he earns a place in the Friends tab... tucked in a corner away from the real friends and Gurds's retirement lane.
      Grant: How did you do that? I had the least faith in you!
      Lani: We did that so you'd die!
  • Melvin can't go out - they don't have an umbrella or his water wings. He likes the sun, but still needs sunscreen.
  • Lani's the kind of Pokemon player who, on making eye contact with another trainer, laughs maniacally and declares they have challenged him.

Episode 40

  • They catch a female Shuppet, name her NECRONAMII (because there aren't enough spaces for "Necronomicon").
  • Ever notice how Maqubi never plants berries back? That's because she salts the earth wherever she picks berries, and has MyEX walk across it and further poison it just to be sure.
  • A foe has a Seviper. There is no way in Hell the boys are letting MELVINTOOZ near it. Instead, SKIDDZ one-shots it with Mud Shot.
  • They get way too coddling with MELVINTOOZ, saying he's a 33 year-old who lives in their basement because his degree in Philosophy was useless.

Episode 41

  • Grant sends Melvin against a Pikachu and hits Overheat, which causes a lot of worry when it tears off half of Melvin's health in one hit. The fact that he gets electrocuted by hitting Pikachu with fire raises questions on fire's conductivity.
  • There are three constants in Pokemon: Death, taxes, and Poochyena.
  • They decide Ethan died after the final time he challenged Maqubi; the bird that flew off with him snapped his neck.
  • A double team battle has Spinda reappear and Teeter Dance, causing Maqubi to suffer flashbacks as the entire field is confused.

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  • In a dark timeline where TFS wiped at Winona, Macquibi goes into the gym battle underleveled and after taking out Swablu with ease, gets crushed by Altaria.
    Grant: [after Skidds is one-shot] So who do we send that Nuzlocke Champion Belt to?
  • The TFS Gaming regulars are thankful that the team wipe was only in an alternate dimension, only for the living personification of the Emerald Nuzlocke to appear and take away their champion belt. The episode ends with Lani breaking down as Grant and Kirran look on.
    Kirran: Well shit.

Episode 42

  • The guys demand a recount when MyEX loses the Beauty Contest by two pixels to a Dustox. Seeing the owner was a toddler, they begin screaming for Maqubi to punt the baby.
    • Using Sludge Bomb to knock down Dustox's ranking is MyEX vomiting all over it.
    • A reporter asks their opinion on the contest; they search desperately for "Rigged" and "Cheat".
  • Adventures in the Safari Zone, where they have no Pokéblock to use as bait as they fed them all to MyEX:
    • They catch a female Natu, and name her PSY-BEAK.
    • Grant botches the second named Safari Zone area when he accidentally catches an Oddish (which they already had). Then he accidentally illegally catches a Psyduck in the same area. They don't bother naming either, since they'll both be thrown away. Again, Grant blames the controller as he for some reason thinks throwing the Pokeball shouldn't be the first option on the menu.
    • In the third open area, a Pinsir flees after the first Safari Ball throw.

Episode 43

  • They find the aggressiveness of other cemetary goers rather amusing, wondering why they're so ready to throw down. One particularly hostile demand of why they're in the graveyard (to bury their grandmother) results in them speculating some of these people are fucking here.
  • Kirran is concerned when they face a trainer's Wobbuffet in Mt. Pyre. They put it to sleep so it can't counter them, then MyEX one-shots it with Sludge Bomb.
  • A discussion on ghost Pokémon led them to rationalize that ghost Pokémon are actually the souls of trainer's dead Pokémon and dead relatives.
    • As a result, they catch a female Duskull, which is somehow Maqubi's dead grandfather, and named her Grampa. Rather than "Duskull", she says "Grampa Grampa".
  • Kenorith predates god and was in fact worshipped as a god. He's a definite blueblood and demands fitting tribute, such as RC Cola rather than Coca-Cola. "All hail King Kenorith!"
  • Lani periodically gets nose bleeds when thinking about Winona's gym; he's not sure why.

Episode 44

  • So what happens when Lani is out? A Wobbuffet kills KENORETH.
    • What makes this even better is 1) Kirran and Grant had just upgraded Kenoreth from King to God not 2 minutes before hand and 2) Fans had been warning the guys about Mt. Pyre and Destiny Bond/Shadow Tag Wobbuffets, which are imfamous for being monsters in Nuzlockes. The boys tempted fate and lost
    • The Cherry on top was the fact that they did not tell Lani about Kenorith's death before their next stream, resulting in his reaction getting caught live.
      Lani: Fucking WHAT!? He was a king!
  • After this fight they're constantly harassed by ghosts while trying to leave the tower. They run from each encounter on the assumption that they're Kenorith's ghost.
  • As they need to level Gramp up, Kirran asks if they're going to "grend".
  • Kirran asks if they have a Fire-type Pokemon. Grant points out they have Melvin, Kirran's most beloved child. Maybe his confusion means they shouldn't have Melvin.

Episode 45

  • Finding an Ultraball a mourner left at their father's grave, Maqubi steals it without a second thought.
  • "You're not trapped in here with The Game... Oh wait, yes you are."
  • Kirran realizes when they head to Lavaridge Town that this must the secret hiding place of Team Aqua!
  • They speculate a random low-level wild Pokemon could have crit-killed The Game with Pursuit when trying to run, which would lead to accustations of them secretly hating him and renewed calls to drink bleach. Kirran's rather glad that meme died out as he's depressed enough.
  • Trying to catch a wild Geodude they decide to stack up some debuffs... at which point it uses Self-Destruct and comes within 13 HP of killing The Game. And Kirran realizes these are going to be everywhere in the Team Magma base.
  • Kirran stumbles over the word "volcanic" and ends up saying "volcanis". Grant is relieved that he didn't make the grammar mistake of the episode... until he uses the word "goozing".
  • Why do Team Magma members keep quiet, even after being defeated? Because if they squeal the leaders cut off their fingers.

Episode 46

  • Grant thinks that Team Magma has a point about having more land to walk on being better than having more water. There might be some human casualties, but that's just par for course with making new land.
    • Kirran wonders if Team Magma has an evacuation plan for when they wake the ancient volcano god with Grant guessing they just think it's going to be cool with them.
      Kirran: So they're dumb.
      Grant: Yes.
  • After their video capture crashes mid-fight, they hastily assure everyone that nobody died and they still have all the items in their bag.
  • Grant tempts fate.
    Grant: I can't imagine it using anything that will actually be dangerous for us.
    [Numel uses Magnitude 10]
    [Kirran gasps]
    Grant: You've got to be fucking kidding me.
    • Just minutes earlier Kirran had been worrying about Magnitude, though from random encounter Geodudes and Gravelers rather than a trainer boss.

Episode 47

  • The first fight starts with Numel vs MyEX. Grant and Kirran do not like this and quickly swap out... which is a good idea since Cotton Jim dodges the following Magnitude 10.
  • At Kirran's behest, Grant sends Melvin out to fight. However he abrogates all responsibility and insists that Kirran will decide all the moves so there can be no accusations of foul play.
  • Grant casually sends a hurt, confused Skidds against Maxie's Camerupt... which carves off a giant chunk of his health with Earthquake before Skidds hurts himself in confusion and drops to 8 HP. They both were convinced they just lost the starter.
    Kirran: That Earthquake is now patented scariest move. You could say "Earthquake" to me and I would poop my pants.
  • Grant swaps out Grampa to avoid a Duskull only for Pursuit to cleave off half of his health on the way out. Grant declares it's not their fault; the problem is that Lani is a good luck charm that makes the AI dumb while present.
    Kirran: Why does everyone die when it's just us!?
  • "Overconfidence, Grant. That's the key to victory."

Episode 48

  • With an Acro Bike they return to the Safari Zone for a last area. Grant accidentally catches an Oddish again.
    Kirran: Mash B! Why hit A!?
    • Grant declares they wouldn't have caught anything good since they shared the same grass. Kirran is terrified by the reveal that Grant is a cyberbully IRL.
  • Grant complains about his bag being full and needing to sell off some stuff in town. He then proceeds to completely forget it while wandering around two separate towns only to remember when they find a treasure trove.
  • The Pokemon world is probably flat because Arceus can't think in more than three dimensions: Vertical, horizontal, and time. The fourth dimension is smell.

Episode 49

  • Grant is aggravated at the fact that he's feeling afraid of Zubats due to The Game and Grampa being weak against its possible abilities.
  • Kirran is horrified when Grampa evolves into Dusclops but hastily assures her she looks great.
  • Fishing while on Skidds's back takes a long time to get any return; Kirran believes it's because Skidds is streaking and scaring off all the other Pokemon.

Episode 50

  • Duddles looks anemic from behind, but that's because after catching him Maqubi forgot he existed and has never fed him.
  • When Kirran was young, he used to give a little girl snacks... because she had internet and would print out tiny pictures from Dragonball for him.

Episode 51

  • The guys start discussing their pasts before TFS, such as the period of time where Kirran and Grant hated both DBZA and Lani.
    • Grant recounts how he frequently got himself temp bans by hating everything popular on the ToonZone forums during this period and how a friend got a lifetime ban by declaring another person was the reason God doesn't talk to us anymore.
      • Grant was stunned at one point to realize that his habit of hating everything popular on that forum got him a reputation of hating everything.
    • Lani at one point had a minor memetic status as a money-grubbing hack due to raising money to replace his computer and getting way more than expected. Grant made a few of the pictures for that meme.
      • Speaking of Lani, the first thing he says after Grant mentions how the ToonZone forums used to love DBZA? "I know, I used to rub my nipples to that."

Episode 52

  • Spheal is a Clap Pokemon but is definitely too fat to clap... does that mean it has the Clap?
    YouTube comment: Well, he did fight MyEX so probably that and more.
  • Grant points out the real issue he has with Melvin: There is not a single Gym, Elite Four, or Champion who a Fire-type is good at this generation. It's not his fault, he's just trapped in a bad game. Still, they resolve to at least let him live the life Ivan couldn't and get him his rock before he retires.
    Lani: What is even the point of having a Torchic?!
    • As pointed out in the comments, Melvin may have been with the team for half the series at this point but he probably fought more battles in this one episode than all of the previous ones combined.
  • The guys debate which member of their various Nuzlocke teams would taste best, with Cotton Jim's chicken-dragon tenders competing against Mr. Stake's veggie burgers. Mr. Magoo earns special mention for providing enough fish to live on for months.

Episode 53

  • The episode starts with Melvin being reluctantly sent into retirement, flanked on all sides by their tankiest Friends (including GURDS who is out of retirement) while the rest of the friends watch from the distance in awe. On the other hand, the pokemon in the Trash box aren't even allowed to know Melvin EXISTS, and vice versa.
  • As The Game starts punching out whales and sharks, Lani mocks the nearby martial artists for being afraid to approach the deep water.
  • When Grant starts wondering if any species that practices cannibalism has survived, among the various responses he gets is humans. Cue Lani asking if anyone needs to amputate a leg yet.

Episode 54

Episode 55

  • Xatu uses Wish and wishes it won't die. Borrus does not let that dream come true.
  • Wobbuffet shows up in a double team battle and terror grips the couch. They already lost a king to these things, they can't lose either of their boys so the Super Soaker comes out once again.
    • They need to pass two turns to let the Wobbuffet's health burn away so Grant does the only thing he can: Throw Pokeballs as Kirran breaks down laughing.

Episode 56

  • The fight starts off tense and only gets worse when Xatu knocks Borrus down to his magic pixel with Psychic.
    Lani: Ho, my sphincter!
    • Grant suggests swapping in Cotton Jim to replace Borrus since he'll be immune to Earthquake only to be overridden by Lani. Lani admits Grant was right after Borrus is killed by the Twins double-teaming Borrus.
      Lani: Good news, another spot opened for Melvin. Everyone loves him.
  • Faced with two boxes of Pokemon that are both underleveled and poorly suited to upcoming challenges, Lani laments they should have just ground them all up to 99 or pump GURDS up on steroids again.
    Lani: So that was like five minutes of battle and fifteen minutes of wartime council.
    • The next big question after who joins the party? Who takes Bigglefoot's place in Melvin's entourage.

Episode 57

  • Grampa is Forever Grandma's deceased husband-turned-wife.
  • Lani mocks just how predictable Team Magma's grunts are and how utterly helpless they are against Cotton Jim. The Grunt sending out Zubat was hyped until he saw him while the Mightyena Grunt was without any hope.
  • The idea of Team Magma ejecting the "entire load" of rocket fuel into the volcano in a "savage" event earns a raised eyebrow from Lani.
  • A Camerupt spams Amnesia leading to questions on what his last thoughts were.
    Kirran: Don't worry, it forgot who it was before it died.
    Lani: "What's my name? What's my name!?" As he fades into darkness just wondering "Who was my mother?"
  • Their allied Metang gets confused and Steven asks Maqubi if she can use her flute to cure it. Maqubi refuses and instead pointlessly feeds potions to Skidds as her Pokemon are mortal; Revives are against her religion.

Episode 58

  • Lani is mocking Gyarados for its "sassy" sprite... only to shut up when it carves off a third of Cotton Jim's health with one attack.
  • A swimmer declares she's give it her all. Grant angrily declares she's not since she's dog-paddling in place.
  • They dive all the way to the Seafloor Cavern only for them to realize on arriving they don't have the TMs they need and have to go back to town to check the Box.
  • Grampa using Shadow Punch is her fist dematerializing while punching and then rematerializing it inside the enemy's body. Hearing trash talk about punching somebody in the brain stem is made even better by the old woman's voice.
    • Dynamic Punch is just Grampa forgetting to dematerialize the fist while punching.

Episode 59

  • Walking around the floating town of Pacificdlog, Lani comments it must be great until the hurricanes come through. Nobody in the town knows what "hurricanes" are as there history only dates back two years, when they were founded using floating debris from a previous town.
    • Grant starts to comment they're out in the sticks, then immediately revises to on the sticks.
  • The name Brucey is recommended for their Sharpedo only for Lani to point out Caitlyn is the correct female form. Kirran takes a long time to get it.
  • Expert Paxton can't find his wife... who was standing there and fighting alongside him the entire time.

Episode 60

  • They encounter a trainer on a small bit of land who tells them his boat was carried away by the tide. They interpret him as begging them for help, only for Maqubi to start attacking him , deliberately killing any Flying types he had and then leaving him to starve.
    Lani: "Please just help us get to land." [MyEX kills Xatu] "Why are you fighting us!?"
  • Maqubi swam all the way across the ocean... to buy soda. She's understandably happy to reach land again. Kirran admits he'd do the same if he heard Pepsi Blue was on sale in the UK.
  • After arriving, Grant is the only person who remembers they came all the way here to get Rock Smash. Cheers erupt when Kirran and Lani realize they taught it to Melvin.
    Kirran: The most usless slug.
    Lani: Ha! Showed you!

Episode 61

  • Maqubi walks out a door and sees a currents maze. The guys turn right around.
  • They reach the rock puzzle leading to the final chamber and are dead silent for a while before setting to work... and failing three times.
    Kirran: I hate these fucking rock puzzles! They make me feel not as smart as a fifth grader!
  • Mockery flies thick and fast as Maxie and Archie start complaining about which of them was dumbest in awakening beasts with apocalyptic powers.
    Kirran: Maybe your entire team was based on ruining the Earth was a bad idea! They're so dumb! I hate these teams, Grant! I've been holding that in, these teams suck!
  • As they're giving the outro, Isabel calls them to talk about her darling Pokemon... in the midst of an apocalyptic deluge. Grant imagines she's drowning mid-speech.

Episode 62

  • They return to Oldale Town expecting it's going to be facing the same disaster conditions, only to find it's fine. Kirran is relieved that Lilycove is being drowned.
  • Two trainers are just chilling in knee-deep water after their island was partially submerged. Maqubi once again kills all of their flying types, stranding them in the rising waters.
  • They discover the origin of all men and Pokemon in the Cave of Origin.
    Grant: We've found the very beginning of Pokemon and man. The primordial cave from whence we all erupted.
    Kirran: And of course it's still full of Zubat. I'm amazed that any progress in the Pokemon line happened.
    Grant: Well, yeah, they're... they're our Adam and Eve, our Adam and Golbat if you will.
    • And then they completely forget to catch a Pokemon in the Cave before heading to the Sky Pillar, which will seal off the Cave.
  • Given Archie trying to control the Kyogre - the blue Pokemon - with a red orb leads to Kirran angrily declaring Pokemon sometimes feels like dealing through an idiocracy.
  • In the Sky Pillar they try to catch a Claydol which repeatedly escapes from the Pokeball. After some hesitation about it possibly knowing Earthquake they send in MyEX to put it to sleep... and it Self-Destructs.
    Grant: So much cool stuff in this Tower we could have killed... and we will.'

Episode 63

  • Rayquaza stops the fighting god-Pokemon... because they were noisy and made it hard to sleep.
  • Lani's cat Sal was last in the office for Halloween... and they haven't removed the kitty litter box they placed for him.
    Grant: It's closer to next Halloween, it makes more sense to leave it at this point. What the hell is wrong with us? How do we have a business?
  • Kirran angrily demands how Hweather, who is made from water, could get set on fire. Grant trolls him by casually claiming he's done it; Kirran actually has to go on reddit to see if it's possible.
  • Hiker Alan isn't a guest in the Trick House - he's trapped and desperately searching for a way out so he can see his family again.

Episode 64

  • Grant states that mail is for calling your brother a faggot in church without saying the word in front of Jesus. And then get kicked out of the church.
    • This leads to a discussion of what they would let their children get away with, such as Grant angrily declaring no child of his will watch PewDiePie - they can watch porn instead.
  • Kirran is stunned at the idea that the owner built robots in the thirty seconds after they finished the last round. And then they are shocked at how difficult the questions are to the point they turn to the strategy guide and then Google.
    Grant: Now for those of you who think we cheated, here's the thing... you're given a test, you use all tools available to you.
  • The gate puzzles in the next iteration give them more trouble than expected, with them suspecting the basement will turn into a generational prison at this rate.
    Grant: These damn puzzles are for children... I said after being stuck on the first step for a solid forty seconds!

Episode 65

  • Their Staryu's full name is Kenneth Shury - Shury, Ken for short.
    • They wonder where its face is and start imagining an unpleasantly realistic face is hidden under its red core.
  • Lani is annoyed by WikiHow having eight steps to get a Water Stone. He only wants one step: "Go to this place, do this."
    Grant: That's two.
    • The fact that the guy who wrote the Wikihow article included his Pokémon's nicknames, including Backne for his Camerupt.
    • Exploring the section of the ship sealed off by deep water, they wonder when they're going to happen upon a skeleton from somebody trapped inside when it went down.

Episode 66

  • The trainers in Juan's basement are his admirers he dismissively banished down there. Maqubi is confused why they're so enamored, given it's not Scott.
    Trainer: Juan, baby, we're down here for you!
    Juan: Shut up, bitch, I know.
  • Kirran reassures everyone that Kingdra does not learn Earthquake. Only for Lani to point out that doesn't mean much for the cheating AI.
  • Azumarill is voiced as a children's show clown host.
    Azumarill: [goofy voice] Juan's plan is to bang my owner! While I watch in the closet, wearing a Superman costume!

Episode 67

  • When it becomes clear Juan's Kingdra is going to Rest any time they make headway, they decide not take it head on. Instead they play the waiting game for 20 minutes with MyEX and a bunch of Hyper Potions trying to get Kingdra to burn through all of its PP.
    Lani: Who needs Super Soaker when you've got ZzzQuil... So this is what it's like!
    • Eventually it runs out of PP for Rest and uses Double Team so much its evasiveness can't go any higher. They imagine Kingdra having a breakdown on par with a Pokemon version of Why Won't You Die?.
      Kingdra: Please! Just die!
      [MyEX moans in pleasure]
    • After the first time they expected Kingdra to run out of PP and it didn't, they start imagining things to make this worse, like Juan using a Max Elixir or Maqubi's dad popping in with a TEE-TER DANCE!
  • They have Juan reveal after the fight that he's secretly gay, but leads the female trainers on so he has more members for his gym. Just to spite him, Maqubi blurts it out to said trainers as she's leaving the gym.

Episode 68

  • They guys imagine themselves as PE teachers, shouting down Shury, Ken for not wanting to climb the rope due to having no arms. Only twenty people have fallen off it today and only some of them broke bones!
  • Scott's appearance sees the shrillest and most ecstatic reaction from Maqubi yet.
  • They catch a female Lairon and Grant offers "Iron Maiden", earning a threat of physical violence from Kirran... who can't think of another option.

Episode 69

  • Grampa doesn't get confused, that's just her dementia acting up; she needs her meds.
  • After Wally's Gardevoir proves to be more trouble than expected, much debate ends with Blubba being one-shot by its Psychic as a sacrifice for the real team members.
    Lani: [after the battle] Eat a dick, Wally! Eat a thousand dicks!
    • With the Gardevoir finally dead they send Skidds back out... and are reminded that it has left a Future Attack active. To their relief it fails to do any serious damage.
      Lani: It was dead, what was it gonna do?

Episode 70

  • Due to his HMs the guys can't release Blubba. Rather than putting him in cold storage, they travel all the way to the Move Deleter and have him erase all the remaining memories from the rotting brain.
    • They later refer to it as chumming him.

Episode 71

  • Are the other Trainers just standing around in the pitch black cave, waiting for people to stumble into them? Maqubi is holding up Shury, Ken like a Flash-light.
  • After a "nimble" Wailord dodges an attack, the guys argue that it should suffer from an Evasion penalty.
    Grant: How could you miss, it's a goddamn whale!
    Kirran: It takes up the whole cave.
    Grant: Did you just turn around and throw the Toxic?
    • Said Wailord's spam of protection and healing abilities eventually aggravates them enough that Grant gives up on his Toxic strategy in favor of just bulldozing it with Shockwave.

Episode 72

  • A trainer offers to teach them the secret of Victory Road if they win. What they reveal is so bland and uninspired the guys decide she was lying and didn't want to tell them the secret.
  • On reaching the Victory Road store, Grant is sorely tempted to buy as many Full Restores as he has money for but eventually talks himself down to "just" 59.
  • MyEX learns Double Team so she can double-Toxic, which Kirran refers to as despicable.

Finale

  • Discussing their team going into the Elite Four, Lani brings up their dark horse: Melvin. He's a little low, but he's Melvin.
    Kirran: What he lacks in stats he makes up in heart.
    Grant: Yeah, it's true. He could handle... things.
  • Sydney manages to sweep his own team by having his Shiftry buff The Game's attack, allowing her to one-shot his remaining Pokemon.
  • They decide to just Dragon Dance like crazy on Phoebe's first Pokemon before hitting it with an attack. When they fail to one-shot it by a hair, they Dance again to ensure a one-shot... and then Dance again because why not? They proceed to one-shot the rest of her team.
    Grant: I ain't 'fraid of no ghost.
    • As comments point out, Maqubi just kept ordering her Pokemon to dance mockingly around her enemy - Norman would be proud.
  • Glacia was set to be an Ice-type trainer from birth, as per her name. She like Vulpix as a child but her family would hear nothing of it.
    • As they kill her second Sealeo they comment how sad its eyes look and imagine it pleading to be spared.
    • Shury, Ken manages to sweep both Glacia and Drake with only mild concern on the final Pokemon of both trainers. "Kenneth Shury, Accountant at H&R Block, Slayer of Dragons." It's especially amusing how anti-climactic the Kingdra fight is as they take it down with two Psychics.
  • Drake's manly sprite earns praise and speculation he is in fact Captain Ravage the First.
  • Faced with Ludicolo spamming Double Team, they decide to return the favor so they can try and sweep the rest of Wallace's team with their harem of best girls.
  • Going against Whiscash they have The Game drink her like a Capri Sun, shoving the straw in through the W in its forehead as they declare her the best game in the gen. And then the Little Mermaid one-shots it with Ice Beam.
  • The fight between Milotic and MyEX is pure gold. MyEX hits him with Toxic which gets stronger each turn, eventually forcing it to use Recover each turn just to try and outpace the damage until Wallace begrudgingly uses a Full Restore. The Milotic is pleading for death as the cancer keeps coming back but Wallace won't let him go.
    Milotic: [raspy] I want to die... [vomits] I can see the light... it's so warm...
    Wallace: Recover!
    Milotic: Oh god no! Please no!
    • After Wallace's fourth Full Recover, Lani realizes the shocking truth about this fight.
      Lani: It's the Super Soaker battle we had in Silver!
    • At the end of the fight they decide to just use items and perform some basic maintenance on MyEX while Toxic outpaces Restore, including throwing the Master Ball and chewing Wallace out for destroying the one-of-a-kind item. In total it took fifteen minutes to kill the Milotic.

Gaiden

  • With the new blue-screen background, they go with a space theme for the finale. As in a previous stream, Ben gleefully declared the special was Pokemon Emerald Nuzlocke In Space, or PENIS.
  • On arriving at the Battle Frontier they are baffled by the fact Scott doesn't live in what obviously should be his house, the massive ziggurat. Lani breaks down in laughter when they realize his house is essentially an empty hovel.
    • Lani's laughter only increases when he realizes Scott has been playing a long con, luring Maqubi into his cult with the ultimate prize being two Bison bucks.
    • Understandably, Maqubi pretty much abandons her crush on Scott afterward. When the chat asks if this means Brendan has a chance with her now, the Couch's response is a resounding "NO".
  • Heading to challenge Rayquaza, Grant has... issues with the cracked floor platforming. Given how easily the dragon goes down, chat agrees the platforming was the true boss of the Sky Tower.
  • The gang talking about how reloading an earlier save to undo an undesirable event is totally low and nobody would ever do that on this couch.
  • They go to face Steven Stone, and his Pokémon are all 20 levels above their own.
    Lani: Alright, you guys. For your love of blood, here you are.
    • Even so, Kirran declares that there will be no deaths. SKIDDS beats Skarmory, COTTON JIM beats Aggron and Cradily, and JIM and BIGGLEFOOT beat Claydol.
      • Claydol was constantly spamming defense moves so they guys decided to buff to the cap with Dragon Dance. Soon enough they began madly cackling like Maqubi's father while ordering it to dance the Dragon Dance of Death.
    • The first crack shows up when Armaldo kills COTTON JIM with Ancient Power. SKIDDS avenges him.
    • They end up hitting a brick wall with Metagross, who wipes the rest of the team.
      • It OHKO's SKIDDS, the first time the team has lost a starter.note 
      • It OHKO's GRAMPA with Shadow Ball.
      • After testing ALLOY with Protect and finding Metagross knows Earthquake, they put in BIGGLEFOOT, who is killed by Meteor Mash.
      • ALLOY is killed with Earthquake after a second Protect.
      • Fittingly, MyEX goes down last, also with Meteor Mash.
    • The crew buries the entire team as "Hurt" by Johnny Cash is played.
      • Because both know HM's (Surf and Cut, respectively) and thus can't be released, SKIDDS and BIGGLEFOOT are placed in a box.
    • Chat declares this was the true timeline reasserting itself.
  • The Emerald playthrough ends with Lani declaring that Maqubi drowned her sorrows with shopping and gambling, then settled in Johto and became TANTOR's mother. No word on who his father is.

    TFS Plays - Pokémon Platinum - Nuzlocke Edition 
General
  • One YouTuber, Amateurish Author, has made it his mission to write a detailed journal entry for each episode. Not Ryfuba's journal, but Raisin's. Seeing Ryfuba's insanity from the outside gives some nice perspective.
Part 1
  • After their standard intro, the guys muse they may have used all of the Pokémon names at this point. Lani thinks they may have to shift over to Digimon names instead.
  • Trainer ID dictates the guys choose Piplup (Kirran likes Empoleon), and they think of a famous penguin to name it after. They settle on "Grape-kun", a Japanese penguin that fell in love with an anime cutout. But since it's dead, they go morbid and name their Piplup "RAISIN".
  • The mother sees them off with a warning not to go into the tall grass or Ryfuba will be eaten by wild Pokémon. The village has been cut off from civilization for years at this point.
    • This escalates to Ryfuba having grown up in complete isolation with no understanding of the world outside the village. The Professor has to force them to love Pokémon. After getting his Piplup, Ryfuba isn't really inclined to do anything with it and just hang around home.
  • Ryfuba wants to turn down Rowan's request to fill a Pokédex, but Rowan puts him in a submission hold until he agrees.
    Lani: And we'll experience our grand adventure NEXT TIME on TFS Plays P-motherfucker! Platinum Nuzlocke.
Part 2
  • Clarifying the Nuzlocke rules, Lani states that if they wipe Ryfuba will push on through with trash. Not because he's dedicated but because he doesn't give a fuck either way.
  • Their first encounter is a Starly. Kirran insists they weaken it, even though it's Level 3 and Raisin is already Level 7. Grant jokingly says it will critical. Sure enough, they kill it with a critical, meaning they're SOL on an encounter for Route 201.
    Lani: Thanks, Grant.
    Grant: Well, ya know what? Raisin, if you can listen to me like that in the future, that will be more helpful.
  • They backtrack to Lake Verity and get a female Bidoof. After wasting their Premier Ball on it,note  they catch it in a regular Poké Ball and name her DAGER, after failing to name it DAGÉR.
    • An early idea was "Beaverly".
    • Before that Lani comments that Dager is a 'little girl beaver' and the guys instantly begin laughing as they realize how wrong that came out.
  • It's only after they waste their money buying Poké Balls and catch Dager that they go through the Pokémon catching tutorial, and Dawn gives them their five free Poké Balls.
  • They get to Route 202, and after said tutorial, they find a female Shinx.
    Kirran: Luxray is so cool!
    Lani: Start with a Poké Ball, I do not want to kill this thing!
    • They catch it first ball, and name her CLEO.
  • Lani immediately wants to level up Cleo by putting her up front and immediately tagging in Raisin.
    Lani: She's no Ivan, she's no Melvin, but she's precious.
  • Lani frets over the first gym being Rock type, but Grant reminds him that Raisin, being a Water type, should make quick work of it, thus continuing the trend of Lani being unable to remember how typing works.
Part 3
  • Drokuma's excitable nature is the reason for delivering a package from his mom; they're his meds.
  • The team acquires the Pokétch in Jubilife City. Naturally, the first thing they do is channel their inner 12-year old and use the calculator function to spell out BOOBS, hell, and BOOBIES to uproarious laughter.
    Grant: Math is for SUCKERS.
    • The guys point out that the first step on their grand adventure is listening to a creepy old man when he tells Ryfuba to go talk with clowns.
      Grant: [whispering] "Did you talk to the clowns? Did you let them take your picture?"
      Laini: How did they smell?
Part 4
  • Likely due to news just breaking with regards to Metal Gear Survive charging for save slots, the guys suggest simply referring to the classic cheat as the FU Konami code.
  • Lani demands they throw a Pokéball immediately to catch their Magikarp as otherwise Cleo will murder it. Grant says it's not guaranteed, which just makes Lani double down on catching at full health.
    • While Grant can't settle on a name, Kirran proposes Dory since it's a female fish. Grant is even more inclined to name it something else on hearing that. They got with Gilly and Grant doesn't even realize until two fights later he properly capitalized it.
  • Catching a Starly they decide to rhyme the name with "raptor"... and can only think of "tractor", leading to TRAKTORR.
  • Cleo has the Rivalry ability because she's a Yandere.
    Kirran: [nasally] Catfight! [nerdy laugh]
  • After beating a trainer due to poor decisions on moves, Lani claims it's not the Pokémon's fault, that's all the trainer.
  • Their female Zubat sees through sonar reflections, to which Grant suggests Mulan due to "Reflections". The suggestion of PING wins the day as it works on two fronts.
Part 5
  • Grant is getting concerned about their good luck with getting crits as he's wondering when the Law of Averages will come back to haunt them; Lani agrees it's worrying.
  • Drokuma is polite enough to not come charging in from off-screen but as soon as the fight starts he starts hysterically screaming at Ryfuba to stop judging his dick.
  • The gang lucks out and catches an Abra. Due to its pokedex entry stating that it sleeps for 18 hours a day, they go for a sleep-based name and come up with Narcoma (a portmanteau of Narcolepsy and Coma) before adjusting it to NARKAMA.
    • The couch also agrees after reading that description that this is the closest they've ever felt to a Pokemon.
Part 6
  • The thumbnail: Dager's head on a bodybuilder. A male bodybuilder with a black string bikini.
    • During the episode while discussing the odd head tilt of Bidoof, Krillin laughingly says he wants this. Dager's sprite slides out of its frame and comes back as said bodybuilding Bidoof.
  • Kirran reveals he used the time between episodes to find a site called "Yesterday's Tractors" with posts from 2004. The guys get a good laugh out of how "original" the screen names are.
  • A trainer claims to have beaten the next Gym but only has a Psyduck. Lani concludes she's Nuzlocking as well.
  • Raising gets Supersonic, which has a Confuse effect.
    Lani: Yay, now we can be the asshole.
  • Ryfuba is really not thrilled with the fact that just making eye contact means he's stuck in a trainer battle. Especially when the battle starts while he's in a restaurant bathroom and his burger is waiting in the dining area.
  • The guys go up against a Psyduck and Grant decides to roll the die on weakening it with an attack. He's not sure whether DnD would classify the result as a critical 1 or 20.
    Cleo: [covered in blood] Did I do good, dad?
    Ryfuba: [resigned] Mother fucker... [rolls eyes] JESUS... I don't even want to be here today. The fucking professor wouldn't accept no for a goddamn answer. I wanna be at home playing my Nintendo Wii! I got this Wii for my birthday, and I can't even use it, I've gotta go on the road.
Part 7
  • Discussing nicknames, they point out how some of them only pay off in the future such as Traktorr only working when Starly becomes a Staraptor. If he dies before that the name is wasted.
    Kirran: You're called Disappointment; don't worry, it'll make sense.
  • The guys agree Oreburgh is kind of a shithole and one of the few places in the Pokemon world Grant wouldn't want to live. They figure it's a mining town fallen on hard times; everyone has miner's lung and even Roark has to work in the mine to make ends meet.
    • The museum contains tools from when the people had to mine the ore themselves, before they found their Pokemon slaves... er, friends.
  • Naming a Machop, the name "Brawly" is floated.
    Lani: [quietly] When Brawly...
    Grant: We already fought him! Don't you fucking say that in the comments, you fucking memelords!
Part 8
  • Whenever the player finds a rock or bush blocking the path to another town, it means the current town has been cut off from contact for years. Oreburgh, being a strictly mining town, has only had coal to eat for years.
Part 9
  • During the lead-up in Oreburgh Gym, Raisin evolves into Prinplup, and becomes THE PRINCE OF ALL PENGUINS. When they face Roark, only Cranidos gives any inkling of trouble, but Raisin outsped it, so he only took one hit while that fight only took three turns.
    • Roark is having a bad week. First some girl beats him with just a Psyduck and now some kid with a penguin killed the rest of his Pokemon. He has to head back to the mine to make ends meet again.
  • Raisin and Cleo are the first to obtain some form of characterization in the Nuzlocke and they do not disappoint — Raisin becomes a vain, Princely Young Man who views Ryfuba and his fellow Pokemon as servants rather than a trainer or teammates, while Cleo is a Yandere Clingy Jealous Girl who's hopelessly in love with Raisin and attacks any female Pokemon who so much as looks at him. Cleo also has a bit of a Valley Girl voice (which clashes with her Yandere tendencies), and is constantly looking for Ryfuba's approval in her Pokémon battles.
    • Ryfuba has to drag around a throne for whenever Raisin decides to delegate fighting to the rabble.
  • Grant wonders if Psyduck is the Gohan of Pokémon. Lani says yes, at least in the anime.
Part 10
  • The guys get the memo pad and Grant horrifies the guys when he writes "Butts" on it; they're afraid Youtube will demonetize them.
  • Confronting the first Galactic Grunts, Grant points out that Rowan talked a lot of shit at these grown men and then left the actual fighting to children.
  • Ryfuba finds a live camera and reveals himself to be a conspiracy theorist, ranting about the media being a sham, Rare Candy being ground-up Pokémon, and Protein being ground-up people.
  • They're less than thrilled with the lack of accessories when dressing up Raisin, as there's no crown. He does get a mustache and a gilded codpiece.
Part 11
  • The guys are thrilled at the accessories they can get for berries, especially the cape and microphone stand. The Prince likes to do stand-up comedy, after all.
    Raisin: What do you get when you cross me? Beheaded!
  • Cleo almost becomes the first casualty when trying the catch a wild male Shellos, who lands a critical Water Pulse on her. The guys decide that the Shellos is worthy of the team as a result, and would've been regardless of whether or not he'd killed her.
    Raisin: Ah, you murdered my queen. Well done.
    • The Shellos is named GAKS. GAX was rejected due to Lani disliking the X and Kirran finding the C in GACKS to be pretentious.
  • Lani brings up the debate of whether a fish in water is wet, with Kirran instantly saying no and going so in-depth that it essentially means nothing is ever wet. Grant pities Kirran's girlfriend.
Part 12
  • The grinding continues, complete with all grinding names for the intro.
    Lani: Hello ladies and gentlemen, and welcome back to TFS Grinds Pokemon Platinum Nuzlocke.
  • Asked for Nuzlocke spoilers when the series was just starting to air, Grant said that one of their captures would be named Cleo. Everyone immediately guessed Shinx to his befuddlement.
  • The team has a bad elemental match-up with the wilds in the grass they're grinding in, especially for Cleo who is both made of paper to their moves and lacks any useful attack. As a result they're constantly having to go back to the Center for healing.
    Ryfuba: Can you fix my stupid cat? It's not doing anything [holds Cleo up by the tail] it just lies there.
    • She finally gets an Electric move.
      Lani: Yeah, she's not worthless anymore, hopefully.
      Grant: Let's give her a test run. Geodude.
      Kirran: Why?
    • ...and of course she gets bodied by a random Buziel, who she has a type advantage against. And when it's down to 1 HP they have to use a Potion because she keeps missing.
      Lani: What is her Defense? Is it literally nothing?
      [after looking at how her stats are technically comparable to better performing team members]
      Lani: I feel like we were granted a Shinx off the wish of a monkey's paw.
Part 13
  • The guys finally found out why Cleo is having so much trouble: Rivalry may increase damage against the same gender, but it also decreases damage against the opposite gender. She gets weak-kneed every time a boy shows up.
  • The daughter of the worker at Valley Windworks says he needs a shower because he's stinky after Ryfuba rescued him from Mars of Team Galactic. The guys posit that he crapped his pants in fear.
Part 14
  • The guys manage to botch up yet another capture when Traktorr lands a fatal crit on a Buizel. Given they've never had this sort of thing happen so often before, they decide that Raisin is just having them killed for being unworthy of his team.
    Raisin: Murder them. They don't belong here! I am the sole water type! You dare even consider another!? He's a WEASEL!
  • Ryfuba's home town is actually home to Pokemon-loving cultists, hence their demands that he love them.
  • Since Wurmple learns Bug Bite at Level 15, Pico is prevented from evolving until that time, much to Pico's frustration.
  • Upon running into another trainer with a Piplup, Raisin decides to kill him personally to protect his own right to princedom.
  • A brainstorm session ensues when a female Buneary is caught in Eterna Forest. Names like Thumper, Bugs, Babs, and Lola are thrown around before they decide to name her JORDAN, after Michael Jordan.
Part 15
  • Their AI partner's Chansey manages to both disgust and enrage the couch. Not only is it apparently devouring its own eggs, it also apparently blows through all of its offensive moves and just spams useless heal moves while Traktorr is getting bodied by a Beautifly.
  • Pico gains Bug Bite and ascends to her true purpose as Priestess of the Pico Collective. All shall be devoured and made part of their whole.
Part 16
  • Ryfuba isn't the one who wants to kill the failed Pokemon.
    Raisin: You have failed me, therefore you must be put to death. Ryfuba, put them in the vice.
    Ryfuba: But, but Raisin, they tried their best, it was an honest effort!
    Raisin: Put them in the vice or I will have Punchinilu put you in the vice.
  • Cleo's inability to kill a boy Magikarp with Spark in one hit fills Lani with rage.
    • Whenever a male pops up, she starts biting her paw and trying to figure out how parts would fit if they got together.
  • When they give praise to Arceus, Kirran says he's considering converting to Giratinism. The others hush him for fear of the church.
Part 17
  • Ryfuba hits 10,000 steps taken and the guys demand confetti from Mike. After a single stock confetti blast quickly ends, the couch starts chatting about how Mike has gone overboard with too much confetti, a Bidoof parade, and a custom animation. While this is going on, a deadpan Mike appears on camera holding up placards backtalking the audio.
    Mike: i don't get paid enough for this shit
  • Pico gets poisoned while tearing through Gardenia's Roserade, so an Antidote is almost used on her, but given how much health she had left, as well as the slow rate at which the poison was working, the guys decide to play with fire by walking as slowly as possible to the Pokemon Center. Once they're inside, Grant enters full troll mode by suggesting that Ryfuba lap around the room.
    • Earlier in the fight, they're debating what to do while Pico is getting lower on health when Kirran makes a classic mistake.
    Kirran: I don't think it has anything that can kill u
    [a crit drops Pico to 7 HP]
    Lani: Hoo! Okay, tha-that's close, that's a bit of a thrill.
Part 18
  • Upon entering the Old Chateau, Cleo is placed up front because, being the second-lowest level Pokemon on the team, the guys feel that she's the best option to try and catch a Ghost-type in there and not accidentally kill it. She ends up one-shotting a female Ghastly in there without even a crit, thanks to Rivalry.
    Lani: This entire run is blessed and cursed!
  • Grant explains how in the anime, Brock has a Croagunk that knocks him out whenever he hits on Nurse Joy. After deducing it's done by injecting poison into his ass, Lani summarizes it as "butt-chugging a Croagunk".
Part 19
  • The guys finally admit that Pico was caught illegally due to a misunderstanding, so they place her in her own separate PC box, named "SHAAAAME", and leave her fate for the viewers to decide, pointing out that she probably wouldn't return to the party either way due to her species being a Crutch Character. They soon regret making that decision so soon when they run into a trainer with a Kadabra, which delivers the first two casualties of the run by one-shotting Traktorr and Dager.
    • Lani and Kirran were debating who they were going to sacrifice and was specifically saying they should not sacrifice Traktorr. Grant fat-fingered when he heard that name, killing their bird for no reason and triggering a shouting match with Lani.
      Lani: I am sorry, Dager, but due to Grant's fuck-uppery, you now have to die along with Traktorr.
    • To get back to the Center, they need to use Cut, but Dager is dead. So Ryfuba has to scrape her corpse against the shrub.
  • In-universe, Pico is declared a false prophet, stripped of her vestments, and imprisoned until the enraged Prince can decide her fate.
Part 20
  • Lani hasn't forgotten how Kirran got PoJo killed.
  • When discussing which Pokemon they's want as a pet, Lani admits to wanting a bodyguard Arceus.
  • It occurs to Grant that, to compound his shame from the previous episode, they forgot to take the Sooth Bell away from Traktorr before "burying". After realizing this, Lani declares it will not be missed.
  • While grinding, the couch is asked what anime world they would live in, excluding Pokemon and factoring a 50/50 chance of being a civilian. The couch decides on shows like Azumanga Daioh or Beyblades because everything else, like Fist of the North Star or One Punch Man, have too much horrible crap happening. Lani specifically cites Chimera Ants as why he wouldn't want to live in Hunter X Hunter.
Part 21
  • Jupiter's Skuntank backs the guys into a corner thanks to being at a higher level than anyone else on the team. It manages to kill Punchinilu before knocking Raisin's health into the red, leading to a very long conversation on what to do next. Ultimately, they reluctantly decide to sacrifice Cleo and Gaks to heal Raisin under the assumption that the Skuntank, even though Raisin's Bubblebeam had lowered its speed, would just outspeed everyone else on the team. But as soon as the deed is done, Raisin goes first to kill the Skuntank, much to Lani's understandable rage.
    Lani: IF HE'S FASTER, I'M GONNA BE SO FUCKIN' PISSED!
    (cue the Bubblebeam)
    Lani: GOD FUCKING DAMMIT!
    • Punchinilu's death was immediately preceded by Kirran making the same mistake as just a few episodes earlier.
      Kirran: Unless this crits, you're fine.
      [A critical hit! Punchinilu dies]
  • The video is 24 minutes long; 14 minutes of that is the argument on how to deal with the Skuntank.
Part 22
  • Receiving an egg, they banish Gilly back to the PC. He's there if they ever need him... at which point they're doomed.
  • Once Ryfuba gets the bike, an NPC Roadblock prevents him from returning to the spot where he'd spent the past several episodes grinding, telling him to go to the Cycling Road in the south, which understandably makes the couch uneasy considering what happened in the Galactic Building. They bite their tongue and put Raisin up front, only to be blocked from going there, too, in order to force them to get the Explorer Kit. They don't stay in the Underground for long though, since it bores them out of their minds.
Part 23
  • The guys spend over nine minutes screwing around with the 2DS's system clock in order to manipulate the honey trees. They finally give up after getting no results, meaning Ryfuba just dabbled in time travel for nothing.
    • As the comments point out, changing the clock doesn't work on honey trees making this even more pointless.
  • Grant and Lani agree that even if they lose, it was still a great experience... in a poorly-made game.
  • Raisin, misinterpreting Cleo's [[apoiler:dying words]] as being out of loyalty rather than love, is moved to complete his journey to learn why he is king. Ryfuba just wants to know when he can get back to his Wii.
Part 24
  • Grant, perennially unable to recall the level when Abra evolves, declares that there will come a Pokemon generation where he calls it right. Maybe it will be in the 2070's and their clones will be playing, but he'll still have called it.
    • The "Death of Pikachu" comic, which comes out once Disney has absorbed all other entertainment companies.
  • Losing Ping would be devastating... because having to walk everywhere would be annoying if there was nobody with Fly. This leads to a discussion of keeping the bloated bodies of Ping and Dager around to use as a glider and a chainsaw/jackhammer combo respectively.
  • Grinding takes a long time due to all the encounters debuffing the party, healing, or just generally being tanky. Grant finally gives up on soloing a Bidoof when it both lowers Poppy's attack and dodges an attack, bringing in somebody better suited to the task.
    Lani: You raise a good argument, Bidoof.
Part 25
  • Grant ground the various party members to the high teens and low twenties, with Fulton still being the baby due to not evolving. It did however gain Metronome.
  • Lani and Grant are surprised to realize there was a new patch of grass on the other side of town, meaning they could have caught a new one without risking the bike trail. They end up catching a Meditite named KIIRAN... and then meet a Bronzor.
    Lani: Damn it, Kiiran! You came out too soon!
    • But it turns out to be okay, as they get into a new cave, and catch a Bronzor there, GONGIDO.
Part 26
  • Poppi Roxx plows through Cycling Road and, at one point while leveling up, she reaches the level where she can learn Selfdestruct. No points in guessing whether the guys let her learn it.
    • Ryfuba just wanted to go biking and thinks all these people attacking him with birds on a downhill ride are being really reckless.
Part 27
  • Raisin's Bubble Beam is now called the "Royal Raspberry".
  • Every Pokemon Raisin gets traded in to fight against gets an attack on Raisin before he even has a turn.
    Raisin: Yes? [Gligar smacks him] Oh my fucking god. Is this- is this just a game to you? Do you just try to do this? Your entire race!
    [after getting a rock thrown in his face by a Geodude]
    Raisin: [simmering with anger] I'm very sick of coming in and just getting shit thrown at me. This is not our agreement, Ryfuba. You should go in there and get shit thrown at you then I will do damage.
  • Grant is super excited to finally get a Gible, THE GIBLER, to train up.
Part 28
  • The guys decide to box Ripley until they can evolve her so they can train The Gibler. It doesn't even last for the whole episode, thanks to a Hiker's Geodude killing The Gibler with Magnitude 9. The couch blames Mike.
    Lani: We were so happy exactly one episode ago.
    • Once again, Kirran had been reassuring everyone that they would be fine putting The Gibler up front.
    • Comments point out that this occurred the exact same episode Pico's fate was decided, further proving the existence of a curse.
Part 29
  • In the wake of last episode's events, Kirran is very nervous about the fate of whoever is in the front line. Especially given he now knows Geodudes learn Self Destruct at this level.
    • Raisin got and lost a pet dragon in the span of two episodes.
  • Discussing the power leveling method of having a friend build a secret base with a team of six level 100 Blissies, Mike points out it's a lot of work. Not getting a full team of Blissies, but having a friend, especially one who grinds Blissies.
Part 30
  • The thumbnail is Ryfuba lugging around Raisin on his throne.
  • Mike brings up the old internet conspiracy theory that Digimon takes place entirely in the main character's coma dreams. This is largely glossed over as the guys start chatting about Goosebumps until Mike brings up the theory that R.L. Stine was in a coma all along.
Part 31
  • The couch starts off introducing themselves with over the top British accents... except for Mike who didn't notice what they were doing until Grant went.
  • Lani is not happy to learn a recent poll shows a majority of the population thinks hot dogs qualify as sandwiches. Kirran feels vindicated.
  • After asking which TV show they would delete, Mike complains about Once Upon A Time having the same plot twist that everyone is secretly related to everyone else, mainly through Rumpelstiltskin. Lani starts complaining about Smallville having similar repeated plot points, including Clark being related to Rumpelstiltskin. And that he was in a coma all along.
Part 32
  • Due to fear, Grant has spent the last few episodes grinding ever so slowly in the last patch of grass. Finally feeling safe to leave... they're intercepted and given the Vs. Seeker, meaning they could have leveled on trainers if they'd gone a few steps further.
  • Cyrus shows up and starts talking to Ryfuba about how the world is going to shit. As the couch points out, he's giving this highly philosophical lecture to a ten year old whose main interest is Pokemon and his Wii.
  • Grant hesitates to capture on a new route due to past experiences, so he checks the route number to be safe.
    Lani: That sounds familiar... mostly because they're numbers.
Part 33
  • The couch is utterly bored at the introduction to mulch for berry plants. On the other hand, Raisin is fascinated.
  • Ryfuba once again encounters a clown, this one looking rather disheveled and panting in a corner.
    Clown: [in a sinister tone] Let's make it fun! OK?
    Kirran: "Here, give me your arm."
    Lani: [chuckling] No. No.
    Grant: Yes.
    Lani: Oh god, no!
    Clown: [still sinister] Shall we do something fantastical?
    Lani: No!
    • Lani declares the subsequent fight where they kill Mime Jr. — essentially killing a clown's smaller clown child — to be the most horrifying thing he's ever done in a Pokemon game.
  • Grant notes at some point they reached another step milestone.
    Kirran: It's amazing that Mike did all that editing when it happened.
    Mike: Oh, get fucked! Do you understand that if I forget to edit that in now...?
    • Mike decides that he'll just insert a single frame focused on the 30,000 and nobody will know what he did until this conversation. And he did that in the last episode.
  • Grant's horrible imitation of Fantina's implied french accent warps itself all the way into a swedish one.
  • In the church, Grant loudly reads dialogue out loud while Lani and Kirran talk in whispers and whisper-shout at Grant to be quiet. Mike proposes they need to be quiet because god has bad hearing.
    Lani: What the fuck was that building? I'm concerned and scared! What the fuck was that? Tell me what that was!
Part 34
  • While giving an interview on what they think of Prinplup, after failing to find Regal or Princely, both Grant and Kirran immediately agree to "PURE POWER" when it appears.
  • Grant and Kirran compete in the Contest in Hearthome City, only to once again lose a Contest to a child. The two encounter a news reporter, trying to find the words "rigged," "bullshit," and "thief," before finally settling on "ugh."
    Kirran: Westley, we are going to murder you in your sleep!
    Grant: Westley is blowing the judge!
    • During the dress up portion, Kirran has to plead with Grant to not put the very first decoration over Raisin's crotch.
Part 35
  • When Kirran asks if Grant has triggered a cheat to spawn shinies, Grant reiterates that all Shinies must die due to being the wrong color.
    • Grant heads out for a few quick battles in order to evolve Poppy... only to be surprised when Ping evolves first.
  • Kirran notes that Jordan's friendship isn't high enough to evolve. He starts trying to convince Jordan that having barriers based on friendship is detrimental to their relationship and she should just evolve to strengthen said relationship.
Part 36
  • When asked, Grant states he is "iffy to confident" on taking on the gym. Kirran is not happy about that first part.
  • Kirran states with a fair amount of confidence that he thinks Raisin will be okay... and then he actually looks up Fantina's Pokemon and realizes Mismagius will demolish them. Cue leaving the gym for some "recruiting"...
    • ...only to rediscover the NPC Roadblocks. Thus they resort to grinding Raisin until he evolves.
  • Using the Vs Seeker the activate a trainer on a small patch of land they can only reach via Surf. They imagine he fell down there as a child and has been stuck there ever since. Once Ryfuba surfs down he'll finally have a chance to be free... until all his Pokemon are killed and he's left behind.
Part 37
  • The episode starts of with Raisin already at the brink of evolution, the guys having done some grinding offscreen. He evolves at the end of his current battle, becoming an emperor at last, and proceeding to mop the floor with Fantina and Drokuma.
  • The guys catch a Goldeen, and struggle a bit when thinking of a name before Lani, who had been absent for the past few episodes, pops in and suggests "Unihorn", which the other two agree on.
    • Earlier on...
    Kirran: Hear me out, hear me out, hear me out...
    (beat)
    Kirran:: "Horny."
    (both laugh their asses off)
    Grant: NO. That's in bad taste.
Part 38
  • Lani returns from dealing with the Bibarel that took up residence in his car and hesitantly asks who died while he was gone.
  • Lani is ready to kill Pikachu... but is less thrilled when it's actually a Pichu, which looks like a baby Pikachu. Poppy gets confused when the Pichu kisses her and goes feral.
    • Later Ping is having issue with a Cleffa with just a pixel of health left, as she's confused and constantly hurts herself.
    Lani: For god's sake, if you don't eat that child!
    • Raisin finally steps in to finish this... only to immediately be put to sleep.
  • While discussing whether using Action Replay to get event items violates the spirit of Nuzlocke, Kirran states he wants to use the opportunity to kill god. After all, Raisin needs to claim his true throne.
Part 39
  • The guys hit 40,000 steps and celebrate noisily.
    Grant: What's something that you can think of that forty thousand, I've seen that many of something in one place.
    Lani: Ah, two of my car's miles before the Bibarel fucked it.
  • Ryfuba heads into the Solaceon Ruins to find the Defog HM, and runs into a Ruin Maniac. Jordan takes out his two Geodude with ease, only to struggle against his last Pokemon, a Bronzor. The couch ignores the obviously bad matchup and makes her keep fighting, even though the Bronzor keeps using Hypnosis to make her fall asleep (they note that she sleeps for a very long time given that she's getting her brain torn out as she does). It only gets worse when Bronzor uses Confuse Ray, which, combined with the Random Number God hating her guts, leads her to hit herself whenever she's awake. The couch ultimately gives up and commands Jordan to either finish off the Bronzor with quick attack or kill herself in her confusion. She does the latter, earning the couch's scorn and derision, which continues into her rather unceremonious "funeral".
Part 40
  • Recalling what happened last time they played, they don't remember Jordan's death.
  • Grant and Kirran use Grant's shoddy Soul Silver save to trade-evolve Pokemon... but can't catch the evolutions onscreen. They praise Mike for inserting some high quality replacement footage of the evolutions, complete with Kirran and Grant in the studio — or rather Mike flipping the bird.
  • Entering a new route, Kirran is ecstatic when a Scyther shows up, having only caught one during his own games. It takes a long time to catch due to constantly breaking balls, but Kirran thinks it's worth it.
    • As for her name, they go looking for the female Sasuke/edgelord anime girl. They debate Larxene since it has an X to sound cool and she's edgelord, but they hate her. Ultimately they go with an Organization XIII name for Kairi, KIRXIA.
Part 41
  • Lani gets back from Old Yeller'ing his car — it was very emotional, so it took a while.
  • Trying to catch a Lickitung, they decide to bring in Poppi Roxx thinking her attack will be safe. Not only is it super effective, it crits and drops the Lickitung to a pixel's worth of health.
    • Much like Kirxia, POPS is very difficult to catch and spends the entire time in a makeout session with Poppi.
  • They decide to revisit the ruins and catch an Unown, specifically an R for Raisin and Ryfuba. Lani muses they caught it in the same room where Jordan died.
Part 42
  • The guys are exuberant when they find the Game Corner.
  • An interviewer attacks Ryfuba in the hospital... and their last Pokemon slits its own throat due to Confusion. The interviewer promises to show the footage so the entire world knows what a monster Ryfuba truly is.
Part 43
  • As one might expect, the entire episode is just the couch gambling at the Game Corner. Lani and Grant comment on the action like they're commentators on a golf match while Kirran does the actual gambling.
    • They are very relieved it's just slots as opposed to Voltorb Flip. The "commentators" recall it was a massive scam that caused an economic crisis and is now banned.
    • At one point Lani tells Kirran to close his eyes, reach out, and let his feelings guide him. To his bafflement, Kirran gets three Pikachus.
  • Boingo the Clown, who gave the Coin Case to Ryfuba, was banned from the casino and had to be dragged out, screaming about how he needs the coins and Case to get his wife back.
    • At the end he comes back for his Case with a gun. As Grant calmly commentates.
    YouTube comment: We regret to inform you that Boingo was gunned down by police outside the game corner. Thankfully, Kirran survived Boingo's assault with only a few minor scrapes.
Part 44
  • Lani declares Steel should not resist Psychic because Kadabras bend spoons.
  • Once again, the couch finds their greatest challenge is sliding block puzzles meant for children.
Part 45
  • Grant declares they're sending a dinosaur Pokemon back to the Stone Age. When Lani and Kirran protest, Grant states they're sending it back to the Paleolithic Era.
  • They debate whether some of the rocks Poppi breaks are actually Geodudes, maybe even her brother. This of course leads to the idea of an armless Geodude, which is just a rock with a face.
  • Lani complains they need to stop buying bootleg cartridges when a trainer sends out an obvious glitch, Tangela.
Part 46
  • The guys propose that the punching bags and tire mounds are actually all the dudebro trainers playing a prank on Maylene so she can't leave her platform when she needs to pee.
    Maylene: I don't know how I got here, I just really want to leave.
    • Given Ryfuba casually pushes around heavy punching bags, it occurs to the guys that carrying around Raisin has been great exercise.
  • Grant admits to being afraid of any potential deaths when heading into major battles after what happened in Eterna City, and was afraid that something like that would happen against Maylene, fears which had just proven unfounded thanks to Narkama taking her out with relative ease.
  • Dawn reappears to drag Ryfuba into a double battle with Team Galactic, prompting the couch to intentionally try to kill her Pokemon with Poppi's Magnitude whenever possible. Her Clefairy is successfully killed, while Kadabra just barely survives with a sliver of health left.
Part 47
  • The episode starts with the guys catching DIGOPOTUMS the Hippopotas to Kirran's delight.
    Lani: We got a hippo! It's just what I wanted for Christmas.
  • Ryfuba enters a new route and encounters a Bibarel, so Ping is sent out in order to weaken it so they can catch it to make it an HM Slave. Not only does she manage to kill it with a crit, but afterwards better Pokemon start showing up, further frustrating the couch.
    Lani: I'm going to say it, because I don't think this sentence has ever been uttered. Damn it, we could have had a Bibarel.
Part 48
  • Ryfuba starts the episode right next to a female NPC as Grant states in a deep, creepy voice that he loves the way she smells.
    Lani: I'm Uncomfortable Lani...
  • Dr. Footstep has a foot fetish and makes Kirxia very uncomfortable. Grant soon learns this is true for most of the town.
    Grant: What is everyone's obsession with footprints in this town!?
  • Thanks to the Great Marsh Nuzlocke rules, the guys finally catch a Bibarel, BIBURIAL. Then then catch a Wooper and debate who the Ric Flair of the next generation would be. Lani decides this would be the other artist who goes "Woo!", STING.
    • Soon after they try to catch a Noctowl who refuses to be caught or run despite them constantly hurling mud at it. They imagine it'll end with Rowan opening the Pokeball and finding a giant pile of mud inside.
      • When they go to leave, Ryfuba hears stories about a flying mud monster attacking the park goers.
    • In the last area a Tangela appears to their concern. Lani's relieved they don't accidentally end up catching a Missingno.
Part 49
  • During the episode, Narkama is casually referred to as the Royal Vizier. The thumbnail is Narkama in Jafar's robe.
  • They pay the fee to head back into the Marsh to get Defog at Kirran's behest... despite having already gotten it from the ruins. Lani thinks they could go throw some more mud at a Noctowl, but they decide it's not worth it.
    • Looking through the binoculars, Ryfuba is horrified by the massive monsters he just missed in the Marsh.
  • After a tense discussion over how to deal with the Gym, Lani is pissed when Drokuma jumps them just as they're about to head in...
    Lani: You're wasting everyone's time, Drokuma. You're wasting everyone's time.
    • ...and then he nearly drops Poppi in one hit while sending out Pokemon that make the couch very leery.
Part 50
  • The Galactic Grunt who blew up the Observatory is delighted at having managed to kill twenty people.
    Grunt: Arceus is great!
    • The couch wonders where Looker is during this disaster, figuring he's probably still gambling at the casino. He shows up after the Grunt has already escaped and leaves catching the murderer to a child.
    Looker: Man, I'm bad at my job.
  • While chasing the Grunt, Lani wants to give the foot guy's house a wide berth. The couch can hear his sniffing all the same.
  • Rather than a headache cure potion, the Psyducks are getting sprayed with bear mace.
Part 51
  • Grant views Self-Destruct as an instant fix button for any issue they have... and a good way to keep him on his toes.
  • Upon entering the foggy area of Route 210, the couch decides that it's not worth teaching Defog to any of their Pokemon, and decide to just use Kirxia's Aerial Ace to fight in the dense fog. This turns out to be a bad idea when they wind up in a double battle against a Raichu and a Gyrados, an incredibly bad matchup that forces them to swap in Raisin an Narkama. The battle ultimately takes far longer than necessary thanks to the fog cutting their accuracy, and Narkama almost dies as a result.
    • Prior to that fight, Kirxia was demolishing trainers left and right. The guys imagine she was killing them like a kunoichi, leaping and slashing at her blind enemies and emerging from the mist coated in blood.
Part 52
  • Kirran is out with head explosion-itis-tosis; he didn't take the vaccine.
  • After remembering what happened last time, Grand and Lani decide to not teach anyone Defog and just give Narkama an Always Accurate Attack. And of course two of the three Pokemon on the first trainer they meet forces them to not use Scyther or Narkama.
    • Lani demands to know how an earthquake is missing the enemy. And then screams in horror when the trainer uses Double Team while accuracy is already rock bottom.
Part 53
  • Finding the apparent Pokemon cult headquarter, the guys declare the new town to be the Salt Lake City of the Pokemon world.
  • When the next Galactic Grunt actually asks if they want to fight, Lani is surprised. He wants declining to be a unique game over where the Grunt shrugs and blows the town up.
    • After gaining access to the ruins, Ryfuba gets an explanation of the world's history depicted on the walls.
    Elder: Would you like to hear the history of everything? [Ryfuba groans] Long ago, aliens came to the planet.
    Ryfuba: I just want to play my Wii!
    Elder: Aliens created Pokemon and man. [Ryfuba groans] They jerked off into the primordial ooze.
    Ryfuba: C'mon, I'm ten, I don't even know what that is yet!
  • Mid-fight with Cyrus, Ryfuba runs out of Milk for Raisin. Raisin is not well pleased.
  • In order to transform from a simple Emperor to the S.S. Napoleon, Raisin must sadly relinquish the Royal Raspberries for his Royal Surfboard.
Part 54
  • Going surfing, Raisin's rickshaw transforms into a boat for Ryfuba.
    • Lani is relieved that clowns don't know how to Surf, so they should be clown-free for a little while.
  • Drokuma jumps Ryfuba while he's heading to the library, to increasing aggravation from Lani and Grant.
    • Raisin is enraged when Drokuma's Rapidash kicks his boat. He gave up his scepter for it and he's not going to let some strange horse damage it without paying.
    • Grant sends Narkama out against his Floatzel only for Lani to warn it might know Bite. So he swaps in Raisin without attacking... and the Floatzel uses Pursuit, dropping Narkama to 8 HP.
Part 55
  • The preview frame has Poppi Roxx wearing a pink bow.
  • In the library, Ryfuba learns of the legend of a man in Veilstone City who slaughtered Pokemon, which the couch believes to be Lakigr (or at least, his father). Also, a TV show reminds them of the late Dager, much to their frustration.
    • He finds this legend in the children's section.
  • The couch laments the fact that they decided against the chance at a Steeler in order to catch The Gibler, who died after just one episode. Right as they say Mike's name (still blaming him for The Gibler's death), a photoshopped tombstone appears:
    THE GIBLER
    2018-2018
    GOT FUCKED
    WILL NOT BE MISSED
  • Lani ends the episode by calling themselves cautious. This comes after they sent Poppi out against several Pokemon that were both higher leveled than her, but could also dish out STAB Super-Effective Damage.
Part 56
  • Twelve parts after Lani stated Steel should be weak to Psychic, the guys finally determine that it is not. When Lucario is presented as proof, Grant says Kirran should have known since his girlfriend loves Lucario more than him.
  • A camper they encounter likes camping... in a cave... on an abandoned island... where his mother dumped him. Ryfuba kills his Pokemon, his only friends, and leaves him to swim back.
  • Poppi wants to learn Explosion; they only regret they can't replace Rock Smash and keep it plus Self Destruct.
    • Debating when they will use Explosion, the couch decides it will be against Giratina. After all, Poppi is a Christian rock and Giratina is essentially Pokemon Satan.
Part 57
  • The guys break down laughing when a wild Graveler uses Selfdestruct after Ripley has gone underground using Dig. Lani brings up a conversation from the previous episode when he says that Selfdestruct can miss.
    • A while later they go up against a trainer who sends out a Graveler. Grant decides to Dig, despite Kirran assuring him a trainer wouldn't waste his mon with a Self-Destruct. Two seconds later, the trainer wastes his mon with a Self-Destruct.
    • Debating whether Riply could survive a hit, Grant says they're fairly solid. When Lani asks if they're solid like a rock, Grant backs it down to a "relatively reliable dirt clod".
  • Riley's Lucario kills a Magnemite with a single hit from Bone Rush. Cue the "bone" jokes.
    • Cheers erupt when they manage to get Lucario killed.
    Kirran: Bye, Goku.
  • More than a year after they received him, Kirran and Lani finally realize where Veler's name came from: Golems evolve when you trade a Graveler.
Part 58
  • Grant starts the episode as METALORD giving a press conference to announce his new volcano base... where he has to have Lani removed due to asking tough questions.
  • As the Doubles Battles with Riley continue, they face a Graveler and a Golbat. Ripley does Dig, and Graveler promptly does Self-Destruct. Both the enemies die. Lucario doesn't lose half its health. Ripley is unharmed due to being underground for Dig.
  • Kirran is uncomfortable with a Steelix using DragonBreath. Not the ability, but that it appears to be shooting out of his crotch.
  • Riley manages to fuck Ryfuba over due to having only one Pokemon who he lets die when they face off against two trainers with a full team.
    Lani: No thanks to Riley, this one was finished. Maybe you should have more than one Pokemon, asshole.
    • Against the Team Galactic Grunts, they only wait one round to kill Lucario.
    Lani: Poppi Roxx knows nothing but collateral damage.
    [Lucario dies]
    Grant: I should still get experience for that.
Part 59
  • Prepping for the next gym, Lani asks what they're most afraid of.
    Grant: Death, public speaking...
    Lani: Why does it know that?
    Grant: For exactly that, for Ripley.
  • Drokuma shows up and demands Ryfuba join him in the library to see a book he found. The couch decide not only to not leave Drokuma waiting in the library, but to rush to the ferry and get a ticket as far away as possible.
  • Lani fully accepts blame for getting multiple moves such as Double Team banned from competitive Pokemon.
Part 60
  • The decision to but their newborn Riolu, named JASON, at the top of the "Friends" box leads the couch to realize that they haven't properly organized their box yet, so they do so while bringing Fulton back into the party, splitting all the Pokemon in the box between the renamed Box 1, the "Friends" box, and Box 2, which for all intents and purposes is the de-facto "Trash" box for this run. Except for Hard R, who gets put in the "SHAAAAME" box with Pico.
Part 61
  • FULTON evolves to a Togetic when fed a Rare Candy. They determine that this Rare Candy was a Snickers bar, since obviously FULTON was hungry, and as a result was not himself. They immediately give him the Shiny Stone and evolve him to Togekiss, then turn him into their Fly slave.
  • No longer needed for Fly, Ping is sent to vacation in the beach box. Lani says she can now marry a general, work with her father on the farm, and become a Disney princess despite having no royal blood. On the way she stops by the SHAAAAME box to mock Pico and Hard R.
  • Needing to progress the story, the couch very reluctantly head to the library to meet with Drokuma. He's been waiting outside the library for two days and is thrilled to have beaten Ryfuba by so much.
  • The question is asked in-game on why some Pokemon evolve and others don't. Kirran's immediate answer is that it's linked to their marketability.
  • When a Galactic Grunt asks if Ryfuba wants to flop around in the mud, Kirran gives a hearty yes so long as they film it.
    Ryfuba: [taking off his shoes] Just remember, I'm ten~. If you weren't in trouble before, you are now, Team Galactic.
Part 62
  • Ryfuba stops by to see his mother...just to heal.
Part 63
  • Ryfuba runs into a Snover, catch him with a Quick Ball, and call him MR.PRESDNT (short for Mr. President). The couch is happy with their capture...until they realize they could've caught a Sneasel there.
Part 64
  • Kirran and Grant are so busy discussing potential racism in movies they forget to introduce themselves. When they remember, they decide to skip the introductions and chat about their accidental run-ins with movie nudity.
  • The couch manages to blow an opportunity to catch a Sneasel on Route 217, thinking that the area that it appeared in was the same one they met Mr. President in. It isn't until they reach Snowpoint City and whip out the Town Map when they realize their mistake, and try for a Sneasel at Acuity Lakefron (where they had yet to meet a wild Pokemon). That area instead yields a female Snorunt, which they name CHUDDLEz (yes, that's how they spelled it). They then use a technicality to try again on Route 217 (using Pico as an example, and suggesting a vote to decide its fate), but once again come up short; they end up with a Swinub, which they name POOP and send to Box 2.
Part 65
  • The couch challenges Candice with no real fear, feeling that Raisin could just plow through her Pokemon. While none of her Pokemon kill anyone on Ryfuba's team, her Abomasnow does give the couch a scare by using Focus Blast, eating up a substantial amount of Raisin's health. Luckily, after both sides heal, the next Focus Blast misses, allowing Raisin to finish it off. Her final Pokemon, a Frosslass, never comes that close to a fatal blow, but it does make things significantly more annoying by spamming Double Team, raising its evasion (which was already boosted by Snow Cloak thanks to the late Abomasnow's lingering hail) to absolutely ludicrous levels.
Part 66
  • After the aforementioned flubs, the couch finally encounters another catchable Sneasel at Lake Acuity. Fulton is brought in to weaken him after he breaks out of the Quick Ball. The couch rolls the dice by using Metronome, which unleashes Judgementnote , which the Sneasel actually manages to survive. This wins the couch over once and for all (not that they needed any additional winning over; just being a Sneasel was enough) and upon catching him and naming him SAWL, he's immediately put into the party, replacing Polterguy.
  • The potential to "accidentally" command Poppi Rox to explode is teased for several minutes after Grant nearly hits the button for the command, to the point where Kirran actually tries unsuccessfully to convince him to move Explosion up front after he accidentally enters the command for Rock Smash (the current top move).
  • Given the number of trainers who comment on the smell of a ten year old, the guys decide Ryfuba just reeks as he hasn't showered since starting his adventure.
Part 67
  • The couch is incredulous at Looker's claim that Cyrus is only 27 years old, and at one point joke about his receding hairline.
  • The potential for Poppi to explode continues to be teased throughout the episode, particularly during the battle with Cyrus, where Explosion is suggested several times. It gets to the point where the couch denies her the chance to learn Double Edge in order to keep Explosion.
Part 68
  • Grant manages to forget they looked at Azelf on the other side of a room within fifteen seconds.
    Grant: Look man, I'm not reading this.
    Lani: You read it out loud.
    Grant: I'm not reading this.
  • During the battle with Saturn, the couch has to deal with a Toxicroak that's at a higher level than anyone on Ryfuba's team outside of Raisin and Poppi, both of which are weak to its Fighting-type STAB. They make it a choice between Kirxia and Fulton, ultimately choosing the latter due to his higher defense stats. This bites them in the ass when the Toxicroak kills him in two hits. Further compounding the embarrassment is that Narkama kills said Toxicroak in one hit despite being at an even lower level (not even letting it use a Dark-type move).
    • Heading to the Pokemon center, the guys start arguing over who was the most absentee father to Fulton.
Part 69
  • Ryfuba finds the TM for Psychic, and the couch debates whether or not to teach it to Narkama, who would learn it anyway by leveling up. Ultimately they decide to use the TM anyway to expedite the process, but as Mike points out to the viewers with his editing, Narkama was already one level away from learning it, so the couch was wasting their TM.
  • The couch decides to fly to the Move Deleter, but rather than take Ping out of vacation again, they go into the box and go for Owlf, but Lani points out that he was caught illegally, so not only do they decide not to use him, they have him executed. Tootsy is used as a flyer instead.
    • When Grant tells Kirran that Tootsy, despite its artwork, actually has two legs, Kirran begins yelling that it only has one.
      Kirran: If it had two, they'd make it on the fucking picture!
Part 70
  • Since the last episode ended with Raisin about to go into battle with a Zubat, the couch jokes at the beginning of this one that the Zubat wiped the team, but it was undone by Owlf, who was already dead.
  • Lani imagines that Rock Slide is essentially a toboggan, with Biburial lying face down and Ryfbua sliding down the mountain on its back.
Part 71
  • In a double battle with Grunts, their Stunky leads the fight with Memento, instantly killing itself while debuffing an incredibly confused Kirxia.
    Grant: Memento is way more effective in a Nuzlocke, by the lore, because the Pokemon is actually dying and as is it dies it just points to one of your Pokemon [whispering] "This is your fault".
    Lani: "You will carry these sins with you." And so far it's happened to Kirxia twice.
    • They reason that the other Pokemon see Kirxia, decide they just don't want to deal with this shit, and slit their own throat.
  • Drokuma jumps in to help Ryfuba fight Mars and Jupiter, resulting in the couch once again trying to kill Drokuma's Pokemon alongside those of their opponents. Of the three Pokemon we see Drokuma send out, the only one Raisin doesn't drown with Surf is his Staraptor, which took down Jupiter's Skuntank (the same one that killed half of Ryfuba's team) before dying to Take Down recoil. And Drokuma still heals Ryfuba's Pokemon despite all that.
    Lani: Drokuma can't even take us in a double battle when he's on our side.
    Grant: It was three on one and Drokuma still lost. Actually, it was three on one and Ryfuba still won.
  • While the three Lake Pokemon are passing through Giratina's portal, Mesprit stops briefly to flip off Ryfuba.
Part 72
  • Cynthia tells Ryfuba they should split up while wandering around what is essentially Pokemon hell.
    Kirran: That sounds good, Cynthia. I'm ten.
  • Taking the Royal Yacht into the otherworldly water, Lani's worried about what might be in the water and if their boat insurance covers this.
  • When Biburial comes out to push a boulder, she starts commenting on how weird the Distortion World is. Ryfuba irritably tells her to do her job and get back in the ball, muttering afterwards how much he hates Biburial.
  • After a long series of puzzles, Ryfuba winds up fighting Cyrus in Distortion World. Raisin takes his Houndoom down pretty easily, but when he sends out a Gyrados, the couch, justifiably worried about Earthquake, decide to sacrifice Biburial so that Narkama can one-shot it with Shockwave. A Honchkrow is next up, and the only good option the couch can see is sending Sawl to use Avalanche. This backfires horribly with Honchkrow managing to kill him, leading to Poppi coming close to dying, but ultimately surviving and finishing the bird off. After Raisin finishes off Cyrus's remaining Pokemon, Cynthia decides to heal Ryfuba's team before he faces off against Giratina, but given what happened during the battle, she effectively turned Sawl and Biburial into zombies!
    Lani: Necromancy! ...You fucking witch! Burn her!
    • Previous to this episode, the guys had joked that Biburial felt safe on the team because he would never actually fight.
  • Grant decides to attack and kill Cyrus's Honchkrow while Poppi is at about half health. Lani and Kirran flip the fuck out, thinking Psychic may hit high enough to kill. Grant is absolutely baffled by their worries.
Part 73
  • At long last, Raisin comes face to face with Giratina, and begins his epic battle...only to one-shot it with a critical Ice Beam, finally becoming God-Emperor.
    Lani: WHAT IS A GOD TO A NON-BELIEVER!?
    • Also Hilarious in Hindsight: In the SoulSilver Nuzlocke, a new Giratina was spawned by Arceus for Tantor. It's highly likely that Arceus had to spawn a new Giratina because Raisin killed the original.
  • The guys note that Cyrus's half-baked nihilism makes him sound like he's a first year philosophy student.
    • Going off this, Lani recounts a class he took called "Philosophy of the Heart". There were no assignments, no tests, and, in retrospect, Lani's not entirely certain it was actually a class at all.
  • The guys find themselves with a difficult choice in that they need Rock Climb to leave the crater lake but Biburial is a zombie. After much hesitation, they reason that Ryfuba is just using Biburial's teeth to climb and then tobogganing on his corpse downhill.
  • Grant posits they should just select a set of sacrificial Pokemon for the Elite Four in the event they have need a meat shield. It does require they play favorites, something they have never done before.
    Lani: How dare you say this on Ivan's birthday.
  • Kirran and Grant start chatting about how they're always super-hesitant to teach TMs to Pokemon who learnt he move naturally. As they say this, Mike pastes the Narkama-Psychic incident on the screen again.
Part 74
  • Professor Rowan mentions he's sixty years old. The couch is baffled that he's still alive since that's as much as two Cyruses.
  • Kirran recounts that at the school where he previously worked the head of the English department asked "Is there a Pacific question you wanna ax me?"
  • The couch specifies that the Master Ball must be used on a Pokemon that is useless yet not complete garbage, just for the extra surprise factor. When this leads into them talking about the worst Pokemon in the games, they ask Mike to splice in an appropraite shot — cue a collage of various hated Pokemon to a heavily distorted rendition of Gotta Catch Em All.
    • Kirran looks up a fan-made list of the ten worst Pokemon. The couch heavily disagrees with several options, with Kirran reading the reasoning in a snooty, faux intellectual voice.
  • With regards to later generations referring the water as being "dyed" a blue, the guys reason paint's being dumped in so people won't freak out seeing the Gyaradoses and Wailords swimming around.
  • When talking about how forgettable Finneon is, the couch struggles to remember what species Mr. Magoo was, and play a word association game to jog their memory.
Part 75
  • After killing Giratina, Raisin almost dies to a lower level wild Luxio due to a mistake on the couch's part.
Part 76
  • Raisin and Kirxia join Ping on vacation for a bit thanks to a bit of reshuffling on Ryfuba's team in order to deal with Volkner, while Serpentera, Digopotums, and Poop are brought onto to the team to potentially act as sacrificial lams, as the couch is aware of the potential checks Volkner's team has.
Part 77
  • The battle with Volkner goes better than the couch expected despite having a mostly underleveled team. Poop and Digopotums are killed with a single hit each, but Serpentera manages to survive a number of strong attacks from Luxray thanks to a slew of Super Potions, only for the couch to give up and let her die due to Crunch lowering her Defense. And finally, Ripley manages to defeat Volkner's final Pokemon, an Electivire, despite a nine-level disadvantage, barely surviving a Giga Impact before dealing the killing blow, impressing the couch enough to make her a permanent part of the team.
  • When the couch goes to bury their fallen, only Serpentera gets the traditional bagpipes. Furthermore, Poop's release is referred to as a "flushing", complete with a flush sound effect.
Part 78
  • After countless comments telling them to do so, the couch finally goes searching for T Ms in areas that they missed. They get a pleasant surprise at the Fuego Ironworks when a wild Magmar shows up, which they can catch because they've never been there before. Unfortunately, most of Ryfuba's current team is far higher leveled than him, so they decide to just throw balls at him without harming him once until he's finally caught.
Part 79
  • Since the couch inadvertently left the game audio on mute while recording this and the next two episodes, Mike chipped in and added music, but for the sake of his own sanity, kept the audio minimalistic, with very few changes in music, and no sound effects outside of healing in the Pokemon Center.
  • A trainer approaches Ryfuba, declaring he's "hot and sweaty". Grant once again points out that Ryfuba is ten.
  • Grant was gone for a week and returned to find Kirran and Lani had done nothing in the game. When Lani states the 2DS is an arcane device they don't understand, Grant muses this must have been how Moses would feel if his people had rejected the Ten Commandments as phony.
  • Early in the episode, the couch declares they didn't want to surpass 90,000 steps without an onscreen celebration. They completely miss the milestone while chatting about Boruto and only realize 300 steps later.
Part 80
  • Lani and Grant are too busy chatting about Yu Yu Hakusho to give a shit about a trainer fight. This changes abruptly when during a double battle Octillery carves off most of Narkama's health in one hit and then Marill attacks right after... but does almost no damage.
    Grant: [still spooked] And everything was fine.
    Lani: Nothing was wrong, ever.
Part 81
  • As they discuss how they're running low on PP for their important moves, Grant wastes a Shock Wave on a nearly-dead Pokemon.
  • The couch suffers a major scare when Raisin is sent out to deal with a Glalie, only to be greeted with a Magnezone with Magnet Pull, an ability that prevents Steel-type Pokemon from switching out. Thus poor Raisin is forced to stay in and fight despite the obviously horrible matchup, and the couch braces for the worst. Much to the couch's relief, the Magnezone wastes a move on Barriernote , and Raisin is able to kill it with a second hit.
Part 82
  • Lani introducing the episode as "Baby's First Monster Hunter."
  • Grant reveals that through the power of love (and grinding) the team is now up to par... except for Tank who's just a slave and meat shield.
    Lani: [annoyed] Just shut up, Tank.
Part 83
  • At long last, Ryfuba reaches 100,000 steps. So how does Mike help the couch celebrate? He pauses the video and gives a completely half-assed celebration as the word "congratshoelashuns" slides down, typed out in Comic Sans.
    Mike: Totally makes up for Scrunchgate.
    • Then then start throwing out random step numbers and Mike edits in clips showing what was happening on said step. The first happened off-screen; the second, when they claimed Lani wasn't present, has Lani talking; and the third is on a bike.
  • Going through their stored moves to try and set up movesets for the upcoming battle, the guys are amused to realize that Tank can learn lots of moves they want but is stuck as their HM Slave.
  • After another joke about Tangela being a glitch in the presence of its evolved form, Tangrowth, Grant admits that the latter reminds him of the Fry Kids from the McDonald's commercials, which leads into a discussion about the infamous "Sexy Hamburglar", leading the couch to search for Hamburglar slash fics. To their horror, they find Rule 34 featuring not just Hamburglar/Grimace slash, but also pairing the Hamburglar with the likes of Kermit the Frog, Vivi Ornitier, Tinky Winky, and Thomas the Tank Engine. Grant suggests that these Crack Pairings were done purely for the sake of a cheap laugh rather than any actual fetish.
Part 84
  • Drokuma pops in out of nowhere and challenges Ryfuba as the episode opens. Grant had been about to head to the store and do some swapping, leading to these being the first words heard.
    Grant: [whispering] Are you fucking kidding me?
  • Despite the couch's worries, his Staraptor proves to be a non-issue. It's his final Pokemon, a Snorlax, that proves to be more of a challenge. Pops makes a valiant effort, but he dies thanks to the fatal mistake of using Rollout, which allows the Snorlax to spam Body Slam, to stay nothing of the fact that it managed to survive Pops' final hit with just a tiny pixel of health left. This forces the couch to start an episode of #TFSGrinds in order to get Ripley and Mr.Presdnt up to speed.
    Lani: HE SURVIVED WITH A FUCKIN' GHOST FRAME! THE FUCKING GHOST PIXEL KILLED POPS!
    Grant: Our hubris!
    • To make things worse is that Lani opines that Pops could've survived if it were a level higher, while the couch has been sitting on FOUR rare candies for most of the run.
  • Discussing Pokemon raising orphaned human children (and which ones would devour them instead), they propose that Chansey must have some way to feed its young. Namely the tentacles on her head are nipples.
Part 85
  • After some off-screen grinding, Ryfuba is now ready to take on the Elite Four, but not before going over the couch goes over some new moves. Also, Ripley now knows Guillotine, which comes in handy when Aaron's Heracross turns out to know Stone Edge, scaring the couch out of sending in Kirxia.
    Grant: [exhausted] So I got everybody to 55.
    Lani: Good job, Grant.
    Grant: Fuck. This game.
Finale
  • Right off the bat, the couch becomes nervous about their chances when Bertha manages to kill Mr.Presdnt and Ripley, and admit that they'd consider just reaching Cynthia to be a victory. After plowing through Flint and Lucian with ease, they reach Cynthia's room with an underleveled team and prepare for the worst...
    • Poppi takes down Spiritomb, followed by Kirxia killing Roserade. Togekiss kills Poppi with Aura Sphere, but afterwards, Narkama goes on to take down the rest of Cynthia's team to win. Yes, he killed Garchomp in one hit without taking any damage! And in the end, Ryfuba didn't care either way. He just went back home to play his Wii in the end.
      Lani: Shut up, loser! We made it here on a bridge of broken bodies, over a river of blood, to kick your ass!
  • After Mr.Presdnt's death, the duo snarks it's unfortunate they didn't bring Secretservicemon. And then Kirxia gets hit by hail, leading to them complaining they have to deal with the economy he left behind.
  • Rowan has one final question for Ryfuba: Does he still love Pokemon?
  • As the team is presented in all their glory, Lani breaks down laughing when they realize that due to the positioning of the sprites, Mr.Presdnt is blocking Raisin's face and Ripley is blocking Narkama's.
Gaiden: The Empire Strikes Back
  • After dealing with a zombie infestation, the guys reluctantly join up with Drokuma while being accompanied by three underleveled party members. Things quickly go pear-shaped when they agree to a double battle against a team whose Pokemon are horrible match-ups for the champs. Drokuma doesn't help much, as per usual. Vaporeon and Dongido, who finally left the daycare after so long, are sacrificed to protect the real team.
  • Drokuma's father shows up by bouncing his son off a bridge. Lani's first impression is that Drokuma just got slugged in the face.
  • A fan — who will remain nameless — sent the team the code for unlocking the bonus god Pokemon, and Raisin can't resist the chance to take his rightful throne.
    • Dialga's typing is bad for the team, he's more than 10 levels higher, and his preferred attack on Raisin carves over roughly two-thirds of his health each time. Tank is sacrificed to buy time for Narkama to finish the fight, as per usual.
      Ryfuba: [on seeing Dialga] Raisin, you bit off too much, you fool! You've led us to our doom!
      Raisin: I am a god!
      Dialga: [uses Roar of Time] Can you hear it, Raisin? The roar of time?
      Raisin: I can see eternity! Ryfuba, take my hand!
    • Lani notes going into Palkia that things won't go well if it starts with Earth Power... which Palkia proceeds to use. Lani has already dismissed Raisin as killed by his lust for battle, but he survives with 23 HP and manages to freeze the god. Cue Narkama coming in to spam Calm Mind and one-shot it with Psychic.
    • Sadly they can't take on Arceus as they haven't completed the unlock requirements. Lani declares that Arceus was just too scared to face Arceus after the other gods died and is hiding like a cowardly bitch.
  • As the run comes to an end, Ryfuba returns home, walks up to his Wii, reaches for the button... and the screen cuts to black.

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