Hey guys JJGenesis here bringing you more trainer tips. This week is about unofficial challenges you can set yourself while playing the game to allow a different experience. Inside are just a few of my favourites!
The Pokemon games are all fun games with a great story and such they have some replay value, but what do you do when it reaches the point where you know every part of the story off by heart? Well, I like to add little challenges to the game to increase the difficulty or change the overall experience of the game. Below this are just a few of them.
Floor Items/Gifts only: This one is pretty self explainatory, for this run of the game you can only use items you find on the floor or are given by other characters in the game. The only exception allowed is the purchasing of evolutionary stones in Kanto.
Nuzlocke Run: This is probably the most well known challenge run for a Pokemon Game and in my opinion is the most difficult. A nuzlocke run is a run of the game where you must capture the first Pokemon you see on a route, if you miss it or KO it then you can no longer catch Pokemon on the route for the remainder of the game. Another rule in the Nuzlocke run is that any member of your team that faints can also no longer be used and must be placed in a PC box or they must be released. The final main rule is that if you run out of Pokemon in your team that you can use and you have no “Living” Pokemon left your game is over and must be restarted. Some optional rules include, Pokeball limits, Banning use of legendaries and Using the Set battle style.
No outsiders: This one is easy, aside from the ingame trades you cannot trade new Pokemon to your game. You also cannot trade Pokemon away with the intention of teaching it moves via TMs that you do not have access to yet.
Friendly competition: For this game you need to have a friend who has the opposite version to yours and you have to be able to challenge each other to battles after every gym. To choose starters you must flip a coin the winner then gets to choose their starter Pokemon, the loser then has to choose the Pokemon that is weak to the other trainers Pokemon. After this you can make your teams out of any Pokemon you wish but you must include at least one Pokemon that is version exclusive to your respective games. One battle takes place after each gym with the final battle occuring after the elite 4 this creates a total of 9 battles to prevent any 4-4 ties. This is intended as a little bit of friendly competition and the winner is the person who wins the most battles against their friend.
These are just a few of the ways I enjoy when I want to get a different experience from my Pokemon games. If you have any interesting ways of making the games different then let me know in the comments. Don’t forget to keep checking back for more Pokemon News!