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Yessss... another attempt at a Generationlocke. Apparently I never learn. Whoddathunkit?
So what's a Generationlocke?
Well, it's a series of Nuzlockes, from Generation I and all the way up to whichever Generation is current. In this case, I'm going for I through VII, and likely VIII when it comes out.
An important aspect is that the Pokémon species I'll be bringing all the way to the E4 and into the HOF won't be valid catches for the next games (ie. if I use a Nidoking in Red, I won't be able to catch the NidoranM line, or use them anymore through the next games). I think this is my big clause. Rest will be pretty standard fare Nuzlockes. ... I hope.
So about 2 or 3 years ago, I tried one of those. My run met its demise on Sapphire, at the champion, that I remember. It was quite a couple runs, complete with a surprise shiny (Jynx), a Meganium in the HOF, and some nasty bouts of wtf-do-I-do (late Sapphire was super painful). Well this time, I'm hoping to go further than that! I'll probably be planning more, level more carefully and, for once, make better use of TMs and X-whatever items. I guess I want to be more effective, this time around. I'm also hoping to be done by the time Gen VIII rolls around, so I can eventually add that run to this. Not sure how that's gonna work, but we'll see as I
Still, here are the good ol' Nuzlocke rules:
- If your Pokemon faints, it has "died" and can no longer be used in battle. After a Pokemon "dies", you must either place them in the box permanently or release them. Revival items cannot be used to bring them back, and you can't reset your game either.
- You can only catch the first Pokemon you encounter in an area. This means that if you run into a Pikipek on Route 1, that is the only Pokemon you can catch for that route. If you aren't able to catch it, your encounter for that location is used up.
- Bodies of water count as the route or town they're in. If you encounter a Magikarp by fishing on Route 204 and it's your first encounter for that route, you can't catch something from the grass or other areas on Route 204 anymore.
- Trades and gift Pokemon count as encounters for the areas they happen in.
- You can choose how you want to handle encounters before you receive Pokeballs, as well as areas like the Safari Zone.
- You can only trade with other games to activate Trade Evolutions. This means that you can only use Pokemon you can actually catch/obtain in your game. In-game trades and gift Pokemon are up to your own judgement.
- You MUST nickname every Pokemon you catch! This makes the Pokemon more personal- which causes deaths to have an even bigger impact.
- Dupes Clause: If your first encounter in an area is a Pokemon you have already caught, that encounter doesn't count. This also applies to Pokemon that belong to an evolutionary family you have already caught. This way you don't get a team full of Pidgeys or Bidoof.
- Shiny Clause: If you encounter a Shiny Pokemon, you are allowed to catch it. You can choose to replace a Pokemon you already have with it, or just trade it to a different game if you don't want to use it in your challenge.
- Pokémon that make it to a game's Hall of Fame cannot be re-used for subsequent games.
- Any KO before Pokéballs are obtained does not count towards the challenge.
Much like my first attempt, I'll be dividing this into arcs, each with their own compilation posts where I'll keep track of chapters, catches and so on. They'll be listed right under here.
- Coming soon!
This being said, it's time for...
Stay tuned for an update!