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Any thoughts on Pokemon Nuzlocke? I see that it's trendy on YouTube among many Pokemon fans. But I don't get the popularity of the "locke" runs.

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Rolling-Rio Featured By Owner May 9, 2016  Student Artist
It's just a very specific way of playing Pokemon, effectively making the easy journey a lot harder. Here are an example of some of the common rules;

-> You can only catch the first Pokemon you encounter on every new route.
-> Duplicates do not count towards this rule. If you meet Pokemon you own 3 times in a row, you can't catch a Pokemon on that route. Also, making it faint means you can no longer catch Pokemon on that route.
-> You can't use Revives.
-> When a Pokemon faints, you must either release it as soon as possible, or store it in a "Death Box".
-> You must always nickname Pokemon.

And there are variations on Nuzlocke rules.
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HannahDoma Featured By Owner May 9, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Must be very tough I bet.
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Rolling-Rio Featured By Owner May 9, 2016  Student Artist
Wait till you hear some of the variations on the Nuzlocke.

Wedlocke: You must have three couples of Pokemon, so Genderless Pokemon don't count. Also, if one Pokemon in the couple faints, the partner must be entered into the battle next regardless of typing.

Wonderlocke: You must Wonder Trade every new Pokemon you get.

Solo-Run: You can only use one Pokemon for the whole game. You have 2 HM slaves, but they shouldn't battle. This mode is probably the newest, and done in competition with friends.
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HannahDoma Featured By Owner May 9, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Solo-Run doesn't look easy at all.
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Rolling-Rio Featured By Owner May 9, 2016  Student Artist
With the run I'm watching, the guys are playing with Scraggy (Which he will later evolve to Scrafty), Throh and Snivy.
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HannahDoma Featured By Owner May 9, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
I see.
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Rolling-Rio Featured By Owner May 9, 2016  Student Artist
If you are ever curious about them, I recommend checking out Nathan Sharp's (NateWantsToBattle) X&Y Wonderlocke, or his collab VS Wonderlocke with Dookieshed. HoodlumScrafty also has some good Nuzlocke's.
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HannahDoma Featured By Owner May 9, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
A'ighty.
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megamaster135 Featured By Owner May 9, 2016
I haven't heard of it, I'm busy trying to figure out what the heck is  the pokemon in the new Card game commercial.
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gamertag64 Featured By Owner May 9, 2016
A Nuzlocke run is basically a hard mode for the game:

You can only catch the first Pokémon you encounter in a route, you have to nickname every Pokémon you catch and, of course, if a Pokémon faints, it didn't faint. It died. And therefore cannot be used anymore.
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megamaster135 Featured By Owner May 9, 2016
Wow. So that means you can only use pokemon once, and if you lose all your pokemon, it's game over?
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gamertag64 Featured By Owner May 9, 2016
Oh yeah, about that. It's a game over if you black out. Even if you have Pokémon in your box, if the party is wiped, it's over.
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megamaster135 Featured By Owner May 9, 2016
That's REALLY cool. Why nuzlocke, though?
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gamertag64 Featured By Owner May 9, 2016
The guy who came up with it had a Nuzleaf called Locke. Simple as that.
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megamaster135 Featured By Owner May 9, 2016
Cool. I don't get the nickname thing, what does THAT have to do with it?
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gamertag64 Featured By Owner May 9, 2016
It's supposed to give you a stronger attraction to the Pokémon you catch. Doubled with the one per route mechanic, and Pokémon deaths hit quite a bit harder.
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