What is the Nuzlocke Challenge? [ COMIC ]

After the previous post about what Pokémon would be like if it was more like Dark Souls, I was reminded of the Nuzlocke Challenge. Now, a few of you have mentioned the Nuzlocke Challenge in the comments over the past couple years, but I’ve never actually shared anything about…Until now.

So, what is the Nuzlocke Challenge?

The Nuzlocke Challenge is a different and harder way to play Pokémon by using a couple of self-imposed regulations. Good thing is that these new rules are pretty simple. In fact, there are only two simple rules to the challenge and they are as follows:

1. If any of your Pokémon faints they are considered dead, and must be released.

2. You may only catch the first Pokémon encountered in each area, and no one else. If for some reason the first Pokémon you encounter faints or flees, there are no second chances. If the first encounter in the area is a Double Battle in dark grass, the player may choose which of the two Pokémon they would like to catch.

That’s it!

Now if you want to look deeper, there is additional clarification about these rules, some plus optional rules as well, but these are the basic rules to play the Nuzlocke Challenge.

So, why play the Nuzlocke Challenge?

Let’s be honest, Pokémon is not a hard game to beat. Sure, it can take forever to collect all the various Pokémon, but that’s not really challenging it’s time consuming. The Nuzlocke Challenge makes the game harder and different. It makes it new again.

If you’ve already tried the Nuzlocke Challenge or are considering doing so, let us know in the comments below. Look forward to reading about your experiences.