Let's face it, Pokémon has been a big deal for over twenty years. Ever since the beginning, it's been something unlike anything before it: An adventure game where instead of just killing the enemy monsters, you capture them and make them fight for you. Game Freak had a winning formula with the initial releases of Pokémon Red/Blue/Green, and in the decades since, the series has only gotten better. With over 800 different Pokémon to fill the dex with, eight distinctly different regions spread out over the seven generations of games, and myriads of trainers to face off against - be they NPCs or fellow players - Pokémon has always been and to this day still is going strong.
That said, not everyone is content with the difficulty level the games present. Some players, striving for a greater challenge, artificially raise the difficulty by placing special restrictions upon themselves. Some players go through their game only using Pokémon of a single type. Others might not allow themselves to leave an area until they catch every available Pokémon that can be found there. But bar none, the most common form of artificially raising Pokémon's difficulty is through the nuzlocke challenge. This blog is all about doing nuzlockes.