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Q. What is a Nuzlocke?
A. The Nuzlocke Challenge is a set of rules intended to create a higher level of difficulty while playing the Pokémon games. Many challengers feel that the rules also serve the purpose of encouraging the use of Pokémon the player would not normally choose, and promoting closer bonds with the player's Pokémon. The rules are not an in-game function, but are self-imposed on the part of the player, and thus subject to variation.

Q. Do i have to follow these rules?
A. The rules serve more as a guide line than actual rules, but it is recommended to follow them.

Q. What are the rules?
A. The most basic Nuzlocke rules, as they were first introduced, are as follows:

:bulletblue: Any Pokémon that faints is considered dead, and must be released. (Or Permanently Boxed!!!)
:bulletblue: The player may only catch the first Pokémon encountered in each area, and none else. If the first Pokémon encountered faints or flees, there are no second chances.

While not exactly a definite rule, the general consensus is that players must also nickname all of their Pokémon, for the sake of forming stronger emotional bonds.

Optional rules

Though the above rules tend to stay consistent with all challengers, many optional variations and amendments to the rules also exist to further adjust difficulty. These include, but are not limited to:

:bulletgreen: Adjusting the first encounter rule to ban duplicate captures.
:bulletgreen: Considering a black out/white out to be "game over," even if there are Pokémon left in the PC.
:bulletgreen: Going to options and making the battle style "set". Making you unable to switch out between your foes' Pokémon.
:bulletgreen: Banning the use of potions and healing items, relying only on Pokémon Centers for healing.
:bulletgreen: Banning the use of Pokémon Centers, relying only on potions and healing items for healing.
:bulletgreen: Limiting Pokémon Center visits to a certain number per town.
:bulletgreen: Banning the use of held items.
:bulletgreen: Limiting the number of Poké Balls to purchase per Poké Mart.
:bulletgreen:Banning the use of Master Balls.
:bulletgreen: Rather than releasing the Pokémon, it can be migrated or permanently boxed should it happen to faint.
:bulletgreen: The player may not evolve captured Pokémon, but evolved Pokémon may be caught.
:bulletgreen: No catching/using of legendaries.

Many other rules exist; challengers adjust their personal rules according to their own preferences. In order to be considered a true Nuzlocke Challenge, however, the two core rules must be in place.

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Hello, fellow nuzlockers!

It's come to my attention that many people have been doing Q/As with no place to put them in the group. So now, there's a folder just for your Q/A sessions!

Please feel free to post your Q/A posters and answer sheets in the folder! If you've submitted previous Q/As already to other folders, don't worry about it; I will move question and answer sessions around to the appropriate folders over the next week or so. Keep up the good work, everyone!

Happy nuzlocking!
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This is a group that promotes and shares Nuzlockes and the people who create it. We are here to show our awesome adventures and heart breaking moments.

Club rules are as follows,
:bulletred:Nothing overly inappropriate PLEASE!
:bulletred:Absolutely NO Bullying
:bulletred:No spamming
:bulletred:No use of foul language in a crule or demeaning way.
:bulletred:No trolling.
:bulletred::bulletred::bulletred:If you break these rules more than once, you will be banned:bulletred::bulletred::bulletred:

Please keep this a Fun and Kind area.
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Honeywithfangs Apr 4, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
DO you accept written nuzlockes as well as comics?
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kitzune-griffith Feb 28, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Shoot, im sorry I submitted my Soul silver into the wrong gen.
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Rant62 Feb 27, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Episode 1 of my Pokémon Sapphire Nuzlocke!…
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IcefangFox Feb 1, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I need help!! So I'm planning out a W2 story and I can't remember one thing in the game, when did Team Plasma freeze Opelucid City? Before or after you beat Marlon.
If you know, please reply back imediately! It's nerve wrecking.
Also, if you have any other pointers after the freezing og Opelucid then please do point me in there direction so I don't mess up my stuff!!
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TheTeaClownCircus Jan 16, 2014  Hobbyist
Hey guys any advice for starting a nuzlocke challenge? I've started Pokemon White and need a few pointers.
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purin-it-knightly Jan 10, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Can is submit fanart of a nuzlocke?
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GuardianAngel9x Jan 5, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Where would Question and Answer related works go? In the misc section?
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Azure--Phoenix Dec 28, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist

Thank you for accepting me into the group! Nod 


Happy almost-New Year, Nuzlockers La la la la 



Jello11223 Nov 22, 2013  Student General Artist
...*just derped* Hmm...I realized i accidently submitted my first page into 1st gen instead of featured. dang it.
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Jello11223 Oct 27, 2013  Student General Artist
Would you mind affiliating with PokeFansUnited ? We would appreciate it :D
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