The Pokemon Company has recently made headlines by announcing that it does not have any issue with what are known as “Nuzlocke runs”, a popular form of playing Pokémon games. A Nuzlocke run is a self-imposed rule set in which players must adhere to certain restrictions while playing the game, resulting in a challenging and memorable experience for many fans.
What Is A Nuzlocke Run?
A Nuzlocke run is an experimental way of playing any of the mainline Pokémon games, named after webcomic author and artist Nick Franco. In this variant, players must release any Pokémon that faint in battle, making it much more difficult to progress through the game. Additionally, players must also follow mono-typing rules or restrictions on which types of Pokémon they can use at any given time. These combined restrictions obviously make the game considerably more difficult than intended, providing a more challenging playthrough for diehard fans of the series.
Despite its unique difficulty compared to regular play, Nuzlockes have become massively popular amongst hardcore Pokémon fans over the years and many veteran trainers now swear by this style of play. Many seasoned players also view these runs as a way to bring back nostalgia from their first playthroughs or create an exciting new adventure out of their favorite games. With over 20 core titles released since 1996, there’s no shortage of possibilities when it comes to creativity and experimentation with Nuzlockes.
The Pokemon Company’s Position On Nuzlocke Runs
In light of its growing popularity amongst gamers worldwide, The Pokémon Company officially endorsed these types of runs back in June 2020 via Twitter. They declared that they had no issue with people enjoying their video games in whichever way they preferred to do so.</