I’ve just been playing the shit out of Pokemon again. Specifically Y.
That’s not really what the post is here for, though. Its main purpose is that I’m going to try a Nuzlocke challenge in White 2 and see how far I can get. I plan to do it in the style of a daily journal from the trainer’s prospective. It’ll be similar to my old DayZ Survivor’s Journal project, but I’m actually going to finish this one.
…wh-what? You’re unfamiliar with the Nuzlocke Challenge? Well, gather round, children – shit is about to get real.
The Nuzlocke Challenge was created by a bored college student during the third generation of Pokemon (that’s Ruby and Sapphire if you’re unfamiliar with that, too).
It has only two core rules that anyone attempting the challenge must follow.
- All Pokemon that faint are considered dead. Yes, dead. D. E. A. D. Dead. If you happen to have one of your little lovelies faint, you must release it.
- The player is only allowed to catch the first Pokemon they come across in an area (Route 2, Route 22, so on).
There are a few other rules/suggestions that fall more into the “guidelines” section. One that’s commonly practiced is nicknaming the Pokemon to help form a stronger bond between trainer and monster. Another is that the player may only use Pokemon they’ve caught themselves, no trades, no gifts from NPCs (the last one is more of a “kinda” situation).
You can find a bit more info on it here.
To sum this all up – I’m gonna Nuzlocke the face off of Pokemon White 2, write down the story in a journal-esque fashion, post it here (obviously), and hopefully survive without too much emotional turmoil. I should probably make a note that I’ve never played White/Black 2, so this’ll be a blind Nuzlocke.
I’m aiming to have the first part of it up on Monday, and may just update on Wednesdays and Fridays like I mentioned before. At the least, it’ll breath some life back into the blog because it needs it.
That’s all for now.
You folks have fun, take care, and I’ll see you next time.