Originally Posted by Fat Vratix
So, does this incorporate the faint=dead stance of a nuzlocke?
Because, if it does, would that mean this is a more restricted nuzlocke and not something else?
Or can you black-out/white-out as much as you would like?
Fainting does not equate to death. A fainted Pokemon can be released in favor of a new Pokemon if you decide to do so, or it can be revived through a nurse/doctor, not to mention (max)revives found in the wilderness.
If you black-out, it is game over.
Originally Posted by Fat xMistyx
Sigh I've been doing this for years.. Except I exclude all wild battles all together and only experience gained can be from trainers and when a pokemon dies then it's released. This isn't really anything new. Also I don't know if it really deserves it's own thread considering we already have the scramble and nuzlocke.
The differences between this and Nuzlocke:
- You cannot under any circumstances buy items of any kind. You cannot use Pokemon centers to heal.
- You may choose the species of Pokemon to be caught from each area. This allows you to co-ordinate strategy within your team.
- You may never have more than 6 Pokemon total; PC reserves are unnacceptable. To catch a Pokemon to an already full party, you must eliminate one slot by releasing a Pokemon. This heightens the challenge by discarding the notion of "back-up" Pokemon.
- Fainted Pokemon may be revived. If you have a fainted Pokemon but no means of revival, you can either replace it with a new Pokemon or wait until a revive/healing trainer is found.
You gain a surprising surplus of Pokeballs without buying them. Quick balls and Heal Balls are given to the player, which are notable uses to avoid HP loss after capture.
This challenge really requires you to think outside the box. It's unfortunate many are writing-off this challenge so soon without trying it. The differences really prove to make a whole new experience. It's really a challenger and provides an alternative to Nuzlocke's death element while taking away many of Nuzlocke's standard comforts.
I'll make you guys a deal. I'll post a couple of updates. If you're really not into it, then I'll request this challenge be clumped with Nuzlocke. I think you may be surprised.