Author Topic: Nuzlocke Challenges  (Read 1140 times)

« on: April 10, 2010, 10:37:35 PM »
Because we can never have enough Pokemon threads on the front page.

Anyway, any of you heard/attempted one of these? For those of you who don't know, Nuzlocke runs are a custom-style run that adds a set amount of difficulty to your playthrough. The rules are simple.

- You must only capture the first Pokemon you encounter in the area
- If your Pokemon faints/loses a battle, you must release that Pokemon.

There's also an option for branching degrees of difficulty in case these rules aren't hard enough. Nuzlocke runs are also sometimes accompanied by comics. I recall one brave trainer who immediately lost the challenge because his Bulbasaur in Leaf Green lost to his rival's Charmander in Oak's Lab. Anothe person had a Wurmple downed in battle, and was forced to release it, but the Wurmple refused to leave his party. It was heartbreaking.

As for me, I'm currently pillaging my Ruby of everything it has to prepare for my Nuzlocke run. All that's left is some TMs and a few fully evolved pokemon to import and then I'll begin. I'm planning to once again start with Torchic and hopefully I can make it out ok. I chose Ruby because the majority of early Hoenn Pokemon are very useful in battle and the game isn't too difficult or too easy like the 4th and 2nd gen games were respectively.

I think some of you should give them a try too.
As a game that requires six friends, an HDTV, and skill, I can see why the majority of TMK is going to hate on it hard.

« Reply #1 on: April 10, 2010, 11:17:41 PM »
I found Nuzlocke's original, illustrated run on 4Chan Archive just the other day. Due to the site itself being covered in porn and most of the comic's panels containing profanity, the most I can do is display this single excerpt:

The drama!
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