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    Rick's Pokémon 

Benedict the Greninja

Given by Prof. Sycamore in Part 1

Rick's Kalos starter, and the first Pokémon introduced into X vs. Y Nuzlocke. Once it entered Rick's team, it never left.

Drumstick the Pidgey

Caught on Route 2 in Part 1

The first Pokémon Rick caught, Drumstick was eventually boxed when Rick's team started becoming overwhelmed with birds.

Hamburger the Beedrill

Caught in Santalune Forest in Part 2

Rick's first catch to not be a scripted battle. While he doesn't see the same action or dedication that Benedict and Cadbury receive, he still shows up in clutch situations, particularly when facing areas that much of the team is weak to.

Cadbury the Diggersby

Caught on Route 3 in Part 3

The other "veteran" on Rick's main team, Cadbury has (like Benedict) been a member of the team since the very beginning, and never left.

    John's Pokémon 
  • Covers Always Lie: John does not in fact catch an Axew, despite his character art featuring one.

Knuckles the Chesnaught

Given by Prof. Sycamore in Part 1

John's Kalos starter and team captain. Like Benedict, it was never taken out of its respective team once added.

Quetzalcoatl the Pidgey

Caught on Route 2 in Part 1, died to a Low Sweep in Part 23

John's first catch, and an early favorite on his team.

  • Battlecry: A terrified gasp. Initially played for laughs, it takes a much darker turn when you realize it was just as scared to fight Mr. Mime and Machoke.
  • Gang Up on the Human: Beaten mercilessly in a Double Battle with Mr. Mime and Machoke ultimately resulting in his death.
  • No-Holds-Barred Beatdown: In a scene that would leave both Rick and John permanently terrified of Double Battles, the team of Mr. Mime and Machoke beat both Quetzalcoatl and Tyrunt to death, using the same move on each.
  • Wind from Beneath My Wings

Mothula the Vivillon

Caught in Santalune Forest in Part 2, died to Rock Tomb in Part 24

John's first unscripted catch.

Mips the Bunnelby

Caught on Route 3 in Part 3

John's fourth Pokémon, Mips was somewhat ignored by him and boxed as soon as he had more than six Pokémon.

  • Put on a Bus: Boxed since early in the game, he is coincidentally the only other survivor of John's original team aside from Knuckles.
  • Shout-Out: To the catchable rabbits from Super Mario 64.

Kirby the Azurill

Caught on Route 22 in Part 4, died to a Headbutt in Part 11

The final Pokémon in John's original team, giving him an early leg up in the overall series. She also became the first casualty of the Nuzlocke, being struck down by twin Headbutts from a pair of Furfrous.


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