Going on forums, sites, or key groups in social media, players will announce that they’re going on a Scramble run of a Pokémon game. 1.9k members in the pokemonchallenges community. There are no big level jumps (other than before the Elite Four), and everything flows reasonably well. Try to keep your Pokémon at least two or three levels higher than trainers in your area at… Fair Fight: Bronze 1. Altogether this is probably the worst game for grinding since Ruby & Sapphire, which is a real disappointment. Catch Pokémon, following the normal Nuzlocke rules of one Pokémon per area. In this thread, we as a community will rank every single usable Pokémon (this implies that the Pokémon is obtainable before the player has defeated the Elite Four and Champion) into tiers. Doubly nice is the wide variety of useful pokémon offered to you early on—these games are among the best in the series in that respect. The Nuzlocke Challenge is an interesting way to play Pokémon games. –       Challenge (30/30 points): Hoooo boy. All of this means Black & White still score well in this department despite the inexplicable removal of the Vs. Seeker, whose absence will be felt more in later games in the series. A bit of grinding is fine, but too much, or making it too difficult to actually do, hurts the game’s viability as a fun Nuzlocke experience. It’s a huge, unnecessary timesuck when you just want to be training your team, not playing an entirely luck-based card game. If the first Pokémon encountered faints or flees, there are no second chances. It's exactly like a Nuzlocke, but you trade what you catch with other players for eggs. For once, there’s not an especially large level jump before the Elite Four, which is really nice. Nuzlocke challenge is basically a hard mode Pokémon journey. –       Challenge (23/30 points): These are tough games. –       Challenge (4/30 points): Not much to speak of here. –       Bonus points (-3): While thankfully nowhere near as slow as DP, Platinum still does run slowly compared to most games in the series. The challenge (original known as Pokémon Ruby: Hard-Mode) was started in the winter of 2010 by Ruby/Nuzlocke who created a new save file on a old copy of Pokémon Ruby to pass the time. It is all over YouTube with such famous "Poketubers" like TheKingNappy, ShadyPenguin, and more.There are also many ROM hacks made by fans that add into the Pokemon games an actual Nuzlocke mode to give the player that "hard mode" feeling, as Pokemon is often too easy to play and requires no real skill when playing the base game. There are plenty of options for dealing with this new feature—just choose one early and stick to it. And, like DP, this game loses points for requiring so damn many HMs. They're variants of a Nuzlocke with additional challenges thrown in. No longer do you have to wait for opponents to be ready to rematch you—you can challenge them as often as you want. Final thoughts: XY remain by far the best pair in the series if you’re looking for a diverse variety of Pokémon. And if you’re not using Dupes Clause, enjoy your PC box full of Tentacool. Final thoughts: We’re getting into the upper echelon here—BW may be sixth on tis list but they are only a few points removed from second place. !~ Only one participant will be named Champion in the end. There are too many differing opinions on Pokémon design, region, gameplay mechanics and visuals, and with nostalgia playing a major role, there’s no one right answer. –       Challenge (23/30 points): Emerald really ramps up the challenge compared to its predecessors, giving most bosses in the game bigger and tougher teams. –       Pokédex (28/30 points): The Pokédex expands quite a bit in this game thanks to a few new wild pokémon options plus the earlier availability of the ice rock and the magnetic field, becoming one of the better games in the series in this department. Since the level curve and training are sort of two halves of the same concept, they combine to be worth as many points as the other two categories. But unless you’re feeling nostalgic, look elsewhere for an enjoyable Nuzlocke experience. 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