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Old February 14th, 2019 (10:22 PM). Edited 1 Week Ago by saniachan.
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    Have you ever imagine yourself managing a musical group - specifically a string sextet? You can try to run one here, but Pokemon-style. Yes, this challenge is called String Hexalocke (a.k.a. String Hexad-locke / Sextet-locke, as sextet and hexad are the same thing) which basically emulates the typical string sextet consisting of two violins, two violas, and two cellos.

    Rules
    1. Only first encounter per area can be caught. Dupes clause is recommended here. For those who play Let's Go Pikachu/Eevee, these rules are replaced by:
    • Only first catch per area can be used. Subsequent catches in the same area are only allowed for grinding due to the game mechanics and they must be released ASAP.
    • Dupes clause is still recommended here, but a second Pikachu/Eevee (depending on your game) counts for the first encounter since your starter can't evolve. However, a third one no longer counts.
    2. You must name everything useable (as mentioned in rule #1).
    3. Just like the real-life string sextet, the maximum capacity of your party is six: 2 violinists (violin players), 2 violists (viola players), and 2 cellists (cello players). And no, this isn't a Wedlocke, so you're allowed to shuffle the members around as long as they don't break the formation. As for which Pokemon is which, see here:
    Spoiler:
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    • The types used in this classification can be either primary or secondary or Shuffle-style (as in Pokemon types in Pokemon Shuffle). Whichever you use, just be consistent throughout the whole game.
    • Groupings may change depending on evolution (e.g. Eevee) or item-induced type change (e.g. Arceus and Silvally) or form change (e.g. Oricorio).
    • That being said, unless you either play Let's Go Eevee or randomize your game, your starter is guaranteed to be a violinist. Eevee will be a violist instead and your starting instrument for randomizers matches whatever Pokemon you get.

    4. A Pokemon breaks its instrument upon fainting. If that happens, it must be retired. (this is basically the "death" rule in a regular Nuzlocke, just worded differently)
    • Exception: Said Pokemon gets a new instrument (read: revived) when auto-heal ensues with no access to PC box (perhaps in a cutscene or something).
    5. Gifts and eggs given by NPCs may be used.
    6. Shiny and legendary Pokemon can be considered as virtuosos, so they can be caught regardless of rule #1. However, only a virtuoso per instrument can be in the party at the same time (total up to 3 virtuosos).
    • Optional: The legendary part may be omitted, thus making this rule a limited shiny clause.
    7. HM buddies can be caught only if you absolutely have to. Their placement must follow rule #3 and must not be used for battles if they break rule #1 and/or #4.
    • Exception: this rule is null and void in gen 7 games because they have their own HM equivalents: Poke Ride (Alola-based) and Secret Technique (Kanto-based)
    8. All these rules only kick in after receiving your first Pokeballs.
    • Exception: rule #3, it kicks in as soon as you get your starter instead.
    9. For any of you who want more, the ultimate challenge is available for you. No need to do everything in order, just one game per region will do.

    End Points
    Spoiler:
    R/B/Y/FR/LG/Let's Go: Defeat Elite Four and Champion.
    G/S/C/HG/SS: Defeat Elite Four and Lance (and Red if you want more).
    R/S/E/OR/AS: Defeat Elite Four and Champion (Wallace in Emerald, Steven otherwise).
    D/P/Pt: Defeat Elite Four and Cynthia.
    B/W: Defeat Elite Four, N and Ghetsis (and Alder if you want more).
    B2/W2: Defeat Elite Four and Iris.
    X/Y: Defeat Elite Four, Diantha and AZ.
    S/M: Defeat the Elite Four and Professor Kukui.
    US/UM: Defeat the Elite Four and Pokemon Trainer Hau.


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    Game(s):
    Instrument groups: (Primary/Secondary/Shuffle-style)
    Challenge: (Single/Ultimate)

    Here's mine:
    Username: saniachan
    Game(s): Ultra Sun (continuing this playthrough, but I'll transfer my previous updates here ASAP)
    Instrument groups: Shuffle-style
    Challenge: Single

    Challengers
    Single
    Spoiler:
    • saniachan: Shuffle-style grouping - Ultra Sun (1/12)
    • Darki the Darkrai: Shuffle-style grouping - Fire Red (0/8)

    Ultimate
    Spoiler:
    • SorveteQuente: Primary type grouping - Leaf Green (0/8), Heart Gold (0/8), Omega Ruby (2/8), Platinum (0/8), White (0/8), Black 2 (0/8), Y (0/8), Ultra Sun (0/12)


    Champions
    Single
    Spoiler:
    None at the moment

    Ultimate
    Spoiler:
    None at the moment
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    Old February 15th, 2019 (2:49 AM).
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      I'll give this a go!

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      Game(s): Leaf Green, Heart Gold, Omega Ruby, Platinum, White, Black 2, Y, Ultra Sun
      Instrument groups: Primary
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        I'll give this a go!

        Username: SorveteQuente
        Game(s): Leaf Green, Heart Gold, Omega Ruby, Platinum, White, Black 2, Y, Ultra Sun
        Instrument groups: Primary
        Challenge: Ultimate
        Oho~ Ultimate challenge already? I wish you a good luck for that one. :happy:

        That being said, lemme (re)post my first update~

        Koh's Journey in a Nutshell (Part 1)
        Spoiler:

        • Started up the game as a boy and named him Koh
        • Woke up in the bedroom and went outside to Route 1 where he met his potential starters
        • Chose Flare the violinist Litten boy as his starter
        • Made his way to Iki Town where he bumped into Hau and battled him for the first time
        • Helped Lillie to save Nebby at Mahalo Trail only to be rescued by Tapu Koko
        • Got an invitation to a festival held at Iki Town the next evening
        • Capture tutorial ensued on the D-day
        • Got Kuwagamon the violist Grubbin boy at Route 1 (most people treat their starters as freebies, so...)
        • Koh and Hau battled again in the festival
        • Both boys got a Z-Power Ring and an Island Challenge amulet for each
        • Went home after the whole festivities


        The Players
        Spoiler:
        Violinist


        Flare (Boy)
        Level: 8
        Ability: Blaze
        Nature: Brave
        Moves: Scratch, Ember, Growl, Lick

        Violist


        Kuwagamon (Boy)
        Level: 6
        Ability: Swarm
        Nature: Hasty
        Moves: Vice Grip, String Shot
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          No updates from others yet? Awkay, I gotta double-post here. However, if nobody post here after this, I might have to triple-post (or even multi-post) for my own (re-)updates. Doesn't it feel like too spammy? :confused:

          Koh's Journey in a Nutshell (Part 2)
          Spoiler:

          • Lillie fetched Koh and took him to the Pokemon Research Lab which turned out to be Professor Kukui's house
          • Got Marine the violist Wingull girl at the nearby beach
          • Got the Rotom Dex from Professor Kukui
          • Went to the Trainers' School to, well, get schooled
          • Got BlackGatomon the cellist Alolan Meowth girl while at school
          • Went to Hau'oli City after finishing school (with Hau tagging along)
          • Walked around Hau'oli City and got Renamon the cellist Abra boy while there
          • Fought Team Skull grunts for the first time in front of a malasada shop
          • Fought the Normal trial captain, Ilima, right after battling the punks
          • Got Sandira the violist Ekans girl at Route 2
          • Got Myotis the violist Zubat boy at Hau'oli Cemetery
          • Gotten sidetracked to the Big Wave Beach
          • Mischief ensued by the Skull grunts from before
          • Gotten back to track and eventually arrived at Verdant Cavern
          • Took on his first trial at Verdant Cavern: fighting two Yungoos, a Gumshoos, and Totem Gumshoos (I kinda forgot the details, sorry)
          • Got a Normalium Z and some Great Balls from Ilima
          • Got Drimogemon the cellist Alolan Diglett girl in Verdant Cavern after the trial's over


          The Players
          Spoiler:
          Violinist


          Flare (Boy)
          Level: 16
          Ability: Blaze
          Nature: Brave
          Moves: Double Kick, Ember, Fire Fang, Lick

          Violist


          Kuwagamon (Boy)
          Level: 14
          Ability: Swarm
          Nature: Hasty
          Moves: Vice Grip, Bug Bite, Mud-Slap, Bite


          Myotis (Boy)
          Level: 14
          Ability: Inner Focus
          Nature: Relaxed
          Moves: Absorb, Supersonic, Wing Attack, Bite

          Cellist

          BlackGatomon (Girl)
          Level: 15
          Ability: Technician
          Nature: Careful
          Moves: Scratch, Fury Swipes, Bite, Fake Out


          Renamon (Boy)
          Level: 15
          Ability: Inner Focus
          Nature: Serious
          Moves: Teleport


          The Backup Players
          Spoiler:
          Violist


          Cellist
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            Seems like it's very lonely here, but I'll start one of my own hexalockes soon, don't worry. Might go for Hoenn first this time.
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              Sorvete's Ultimate String Hexalocke Challenge
              Games: 0/8


              Pokémon Omega Ruby
              Deaths: 0 | Badges: 0

              Part 1
              Dear Alexandra,

              It's getting hard, it seems like I can't trust anyone. Wish I was there with you.

              February 2nd, 2017

              My journey starts tomorrow! This is so exciting, can't wait to get my first Pokémon already. I bought this journal to record interesting things that might happen, but I don't want anyone to read it, alright?
              ----------
              February 3rd, 2017

              I chose Mudkip! I was pretty indecisive about my starter, actually, but I ultimately choose him because it's even cuter in person! Her, I mean, it's a girl. Professor Birch said those are rarer than the boys, lucky me! Her name is gonna be Wendy!
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              February 4th, 2017

              I arrived in Petalburg this morning, and found dad at the gym! He doesn't seem to want to battle me yet, though, says I'm still too weak. Guess I'll have to get a few badges first. I also made new friends along the way, a Poochyena, Carl, and a Taillow, Mel.
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              February 5th, 2017

              I didn't realize it would be so hard to get past Petalburg Woods, took me about 8 hours to figure a way out. I'm glad I found a friendly scientist at the end to show me the path. He was being harassed by an evil man, but I defeated him in a battle. I'm here at Rustboro and my battle against Ms. Roxanne will be tomorrow. I need to rest now.
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              February 8th, 2017

              It's been some time since I wrote here, but a lot of things happened! I got my first badge pretty easily, it seems like Water-types like Wendy have an advantage against Rock-types like Geodude, and Roxanne used rocks! I also helped that scientist again and his boss asked me to do a favor for him, so I went to Dewford. There's another gym leader there who uses Fighting-types. Clyde told me Flying-types are supereffective against them, so I used Ruth, my Beautifly, in the gym. She had learned Gust recently, so it would be perfect. The battle was easy for me, second badge acquired! Mr. Brawly also complimented my battle strategies and said I would be a very successful battler in the future, how nice of him!
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              February 10th, 2017

              I delivered the letter to Mr. Steven, and Mr. Briney took me to Slateport. I was gonna check the museum, but I decided to take a break for a bit at the Pokémon Center and listen to some Coldplay. Their Rush of Blood to the Head album is amazing.
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              February 15th, 2017

              It's been a long time since my last update here, but I'm pretty nervous at the moment. Rachel, a Minun I caught, was heavily injured and they're taking care of her at the Pokémon center since yesterday. I just hope for the best. I'm here at Mauville and the city is huge, but I don't think I'll be sightseeing for a while.

              Notes: Sorry about this weird kind of Journal thing, and I know it doesn't have anything to do with music at all (save that Coldplay mention), but I am following the regular hexalocke rules and everything, just had thought of this type of update and figured I wanted to do something different this time. Don't know if I'm gonna keep this format for future challenges, but I will for the Hoenn arc. Here are the important things that happened if you didn't read or can't interpret the story:

              - I got my first 2 badges;
              - One death ocurred. It was a Minun who died by a critical hit.

              Also another important note: I am using the exp. share for this to save the grinding, but I might turn it off if the game gets too easy later on.

              And now I'll post my current team and the backup in the PC.

              Musicians


              Party:
              Spoiler:
              Violinists



              Marshtomp (Wendy) | Hardy nature | Torrent
              lv. 23
              Water Gun
              Rock Tomb
              Mud Shot
              Mud Bomb

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              Violists



              Beautifly (Ruth) | Bold nature | Swarm
              lv. 22
              Air Cutter
              Stun Spore
              Morning Sun
              Mega Drain





              Zubat (Bruce) | Careful nature | Inner Focus
              lv. 18
              Wing Attack
              Bite
              Confuse Ray
              Leech Life

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              Cellists



              Mightyena (Carl) | Naughty nature | Intimidate
              lv. 20
              Bite
              Fire Fang
              Sand Attack
              Howl


              Backup:
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              Casualties:
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                Notes: Sorry about this weird kind of Journal thing, and I know it doesn't have anything to do with music at all (save that Coldplay mention), but I am following the regular hexalocke rules and everything, just had thought of this type of update and figured I wanted to do something different this time. Don't know if I'm gonna keep this format for future challenges, but I will for the Hoenn arc.
                Hey, nice journal you got there. :smile:
                And speaking of the musical references, that's totally optional. Depending on your writing style, that is. :wink-right-eye:

                Koh's Journey in a Nutshell (Part 3)
                Spoiler:

                • Looked for Lillie around Route 3 only to find her looking for Nebby in Melemele Meadow
                • Got Pillomon the violinist Cottonee girl in the meadow
                • Evolved Flare and Renamon into Torracat and Kadabra respectively
                • Found Nebby in Seaward Cave, but not without fighting Dulse's Furfrou
                • Took Nebby back to Lillie, then battled Hau as soon as they got outta there
                • Got Chapmon the violinist Psyduck girl back in Seaward Cave
                • Got Apemon the cellist Mankey girl at Route 3
                • Took on his first grand trial in Alola: fighting Kahuna Hala. Unfortunately, Marine broke her viola during the fight
                • Got a Fightinium Z and the Tauros Ride after the grand trial
                • Got Levi the cellist Mawile boy at Ten Carat Hill
                • Took some photos with Flare in Alola Photo Club
                • Went Mantine surfing with Hau to Akala Island
                • Changed Kuwagamon's name to Kokuwamon (in case you forgot, he's a Grubbin)
                • Met Sina and Dexio in front of Tide Song Hotel and battled Dexio while he's at it


                The Players
                Spoiler:
                Violinist

                Flare (Boy)
                Level: 16
                Ability: Blaze
                Nature: Brave
                Moves: Double Kick, Ember, Fire Fang, Lick


                Chapmon (Girl)
                Level: 16
                Ability: Damp
                Nature: Docile
                Moves: Confusion, Water Pulse, Fury Swipes, Water Gun

                Violist

                Kokuwamon (Boy)
                Level: 18
                Ability: Swarm
                Nature: Hasty
                Moves: Spark, Bug Bite, Mud-Slap, Bite


                Sandira (Girl)
                Level: 14
                Ability: Intimidate
                Nature: Bold
                Moves: Wrap, Glare, Poison Sting, Bite

                Cellist

                BlackGatomon (Girl)
                Level: 16
                Ability: Technician
                Nature: Careful
                Moves: Scratch, Thief, Bite, Fake Out


                Drimogemon (Girl)
                Level: 18
                Ability: Tangling Hair
                Nature: Rash
                Moves: Bulldoze, Metal Claw, Magnitude, Astonish


                The Backup Players
                Spoiler:
                Violinist


                Violist


                Cellist


                The Broken Instruments
                Spoiler:
                Violist
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                  sounds fine!
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                  Game(s): fire red
                  Instrument groups: Shuffle-style
                  Challenge: Single
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                    Day 1
                    Call my self Darki and my rival Cube.
                    Take the potion from the computer.
                    Come with pro. Oak to his lab to taking on what ever he want.
                    Take Blue Head,the violin Squirtle.
                    Win Cube with two cricitals by Blue Head.
                    Come to Viridian City.
                    take the parcel from the shoper.
                    Come back to Palet Town.
                    Take from pro. oak the pokedex and the pokeballs.
                    Take the map from Daisy.
                    Catch in route 1 Doll, the viola Pidgey.
                    Catch on route 24 Codemonkey, the cello Monkey.
                    Train my party to level 9.
                    Win easy Cube with Blue head and Doll.
                    End of day 1.


                    Party:

                    violins:


                    Name:Blue Head
                    level:9
                    Nature:Bold
                    Gender:male
                    Ability:Torent
                    Attacks:Tackle,Tail whip and Bubble

                    violas:


                    Name:Doll
                    level:9
                    Nature:Quiet
                    Gender:female
                    Ability:Keen Eye
                    Attacks:Tackle,Sand-Attack and Gust

                    cellos:


                    Name:Codemonkey
                    level:9
                    Nature:Relaxed
                    Gender:female
                    Ability:Vital Spirit
                    Attacks:Scratch,Leer and Low Kick
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