Some of you are familiar with the term, some may need a brief outline, so here ya go! A Nuzlocke Run is when you play a Pokemon game with a self-enforced set of rules which make it more difficult. The rules being: Rule #1. You can only capture the first Pokémon you encounter in each new area you explore. (some players add a Doubles Clause where if your first encounter is a 'mon you already have, you can catch the next one) Rule #2. If one of your Pokémon faints, you must release it. It is dead. Rule #3 (not technically an official rule, but widely encouraged) You must nickname everything. Some of the reasons people like Nuzlocke Runs are: It promotes a closer personal attachment with your pokemon It makes it more challenging It slows the game down It builds story focus Some complaints against it are It makes dex completion functionally impossible It makes the game as a whole too challenging The idea of a pokemon being 'dead' is objectionable It requires too much level grinding So there you go! That's a Nuzlocke run. Have you ever done a Nuzlocke run? How'd it go? Or, if you haven't; do you want to try one?