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by Srihari Korrapati

The Pokemon League has realized that the wild is losing too many Pokémon to trainers. They devised a system using Ratchet Tokens to limit the amount of Pokémon a player can own. Battling gym leaders and rivals are one way to earn Tokens in this nuzlocke variant which limits the amount of possible Pokémon to be owned to around 20.

Nuzlocke Rules Edit

  • You must nickname any Pokemon
  • If a Pokemon faints, it must be boxed permanently

Ratchet Rules Edit

  • You can only catch/recieve a Pokemon by using a Ratchet Token. Each Ratchet Token has a different ratchet level. You then rare candy this caught Pokemon up to the level of the token. You may decide on any route after deciding to use a Ratchet Token; however, once you decide to use a token, the first encounter of the route you chose is the only Pokemon you may catch for that token. If you fail to catch it, the token has been wasted and you lose that catch.
  • You receive a level 5 ratchet token from your mom, which you are forced to trade in for your starter from the professor.
  • You receive a token for defeating a gym leader without losing a pokemon. The ratchet level is equal to the highest level of a Pokemon on the gym leaders’ team. In Sun and Moon, Island Kahunas and certain totem Pokemon will give tokens. Totem Pokemon give tokens equal to their level. The totem Pokemon that give tokens are: Salazzle, Vikavolt, Mimikyu, and Kommo-o.
  • You receive a token for defeating a rival without losing a pokemon. The ratchet level is equal to the highest level of a Pokemon on the rival’s team.
    • In SM -> Hau is your rival
    • In XY -> Serena and Shauna are your two rivals
    • In ORAS and RSE -> Wally and May are your two rivals
    • In BW -> Cheren and Bianca are your two rivals
    • In B2W2 -> Hugh is your rival
    • In DPPl -> Barry is your rival
    • In HGSS and GSC -> Silver is your rival
    • In FRLG and RBY -> Gary is your rival
  • You receive a token for every two deaths. The ratchet level is equal to the average of the levels of the two preceding dead Pokemon. Up to 3 tokens may be earned this way.
    • If you can defeat all eight badges without a single death, you receive 3 Ratchet Tokens with a ratchet level equal to your highest leveled Pokemon’s level at the time of earning your eighth badge
  • Catching or receiving certain Pokemon yield tokens (normally with equal level to the Pokemon)
    • In SM: The Day Care Egg (does not need to be restored, yields a level 25 Ratchet Token) Solgaleo/Lunala 
    • In ORAS: Latios/Latias and Groudon/Kyorge 
    • In XY: Korrina’s Lucario and Xerneas/Yveltal
    • In BW: Pansage/Panpour/Pansear and one Pokemon fossil (does not need to be restored, yields a level 25 Ratchet Token)
    • In B2W2: Weather Institute’s Deerling and one Pokemon fossil (does not need to be restored, yields a level 25 Ratchet Token)
    • In DP: Riolu Egg (does not need to be hatched, level 30 Ratchet Token) one Pokemon fossil (does not need to be restored, yields a level 25 Ratchet Token)
    • In Platinum: Bebe’s Eevee and Porygon
    • In HGSS: Webster’s Spearow and Lugia/Hoho
    • In RSE: Castform and Kyogre/Groudon/Rayquaza
    • In FRLG: Celadon Mansion’s Eevee and Silph Co.’s Lapras
    • In GSC: Bill’s Eevee and Lugia/Hoho
    • In RBY: Celadon Mansion’s Eevee and Silph Co.’s Lapras
  • None of your Pokemon may exceed 3 levels of the next gym leader/champion/totem Pokemon/kahuna
  • Each Pokemon can only learn 1 TM at most.
  • If possible: TMs must be randomized. (You could hack all TMs in and use a random number generator and keep track of which TMs you have)

Optional Rules Edit

  • Optional Rule: You may only buy up to three items (not types of pokeballs) from each pokemart and you may only buy up to three pokeballs (of any variety) from each pokemart
  • Optional Rule: A Ratchet Token may be used to revive a Pokémon of equal or lower level to the token.
  • Optional Rule: You may only use each Pokemon center four times
    • NOTE: Switching a not fully rested Pokemon for a Pokemon in the PC counts as using the Pokemon center. To avoid this, use up a Pokemon center use prior or withhold from switching
    • Other rest spots such as your mother can be used once
    • Forced healing is unavoidable, so ignore these

Egglocke Variation Edit

  • You can only hatch a Pokemon by using a Ratchet Token. Each Ratchet Token has a different ratchet level. You then rare candy this hatched Pokemon up to the level of the token.
  • You receive a level 5 ratchet token for your starter.

Wonderlocke Variation Edit

  • You can receive a Pokemon through wonder trade by using a Ratchet Token. Each Ratchet Token has a different ratchet level. The traded Pokemon must be equal to or less than the level of the Ratchet Token. You then rare candy this traded Pokemon up to the level of the token.
  • You receive a level 5 ratchet token for your starter.

Wedlocke Variation Edit

  • Genderless Pokemon are ignored
  • Each of your Pokemon are coupled. One male and one female. If you have an odd number of Pokemon in your party, the uncoupled one in know as a lone wolf. The next Pokemon to enter your party must pair with this lone wolf and therefore be of the opposite gender. You can only catch/receive a Pokemon by using a Ratchet Token. Each Ratchet Token has a different ratchet level. You then rare candy this caught Pokemon up to the level of the token. You may decide on any route after deciding to use a Ratchet Token; however, once you decide to use a token, the first encounter of the route you chose is the only Pokemon you may catch for that token. If you have a lone wolf in your party, the first encounter of a Pokemon with an opposite sex counts as your first encounter. If everyone in your party is married, the first encounter of either gender counts. If you fail to catch it, the token has been wasted and you lose that catch. 
  • Unmarried Pokemon that are sent to the PC are treated as singles. Singles of an opposite gender may be withdrawn to marry a lone wolf. Singles that are brought into a party without a lone wolf become the lone wolf. If a lone wolf is deposited into the PC it becomes a Single. Married Pokemon can only be deposited into the PC with their spouses. They remain married and can only be withdrawn together.
  • You may only switch a married Pokemon to a spouse. If the married Pokemon dies, its spouse must avenge it or die trying. The widow is now a lone wolf. If there is a lone wolf of the opposite gender in your party, these two lone wolves must get married. If there is a lone wolf of the same sex in your party, one of them must be boxed until the other finds a spouse. You may not switch a lone wolf out. If a lone wolf dies, any couple may finish the job.
  • Optional Divorce Clause: If two members of opposite sex are in the same primary breeding group, but one or both are already married, you can choose to couple them by depositing any ex-spouses into the PC, turning them into Singles. A Pokemon may not get divorced if it or its spouse have been in a gym battle.

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