My Nouzlocke Rules
If your Pokemon faints in battle, it is considered dead, and must be released.
You can only catch the first pokemon in each route, town, cave, etc. If you knock
it out, it runs, or you can't catch it, tough.
Nickname all of your Pokemon with creative and new names.
If your team gets knocked out, it's considered a game over, even if you have
other Pokemon in your PC.
Nuzlocke worlds must be restarted after the 2nd Champion Battle. In HG/SS the 2nd
Champion battle AND the Red battle.
You may not trade with a world that is not a Nuzlocke world as well.
You may not flee a battle.
Your starter will be based off of the last digit in your trainer id. 0: Your
choice. 1-3: Grass. 4-6: Fire. 7-9: Water.
Saving before a battle, then reseting when you lose is STRICTLY FORBIDDEN.
You cannot use Legendaries in battle.
You must log every Pokemon you catch. This log must contain their caught level,
gender, real name, nickname, who they died fighting, which pokemon, and at what
level they died at. For example, a log for a Steelix would go like this, (this is
the type of format I want):
Elite Four Flint
You may not catch a species of Pokemon you own or you lost.
The Nuzlocke Challenge Rules do not come into effect until the player receives
A duplicate Pokemon does not count towards the route. For example, if you caught
a Weedle, and on the next route encountered another Weedle or one of it's family's
other forms, it would not count as an encounter.
If you encounter a Shiny Pokemon, you can catch it no matter what, but it does
have to be released if it faints.
You can catch Pokemon if you do not have any Pokemon that can learn an HM so that
you can progress through the game. But you cannot use it in battle.
You can trade Pokemon in order to evolve them no matter what the other world is,
but you must trade back the Pokemon. For example, I have a Graveler, you have an
Arceu, I can trade to evolve the Graveler, but I must trade back the Arceus.
Rule 2 does not apply to the Safari Zone.
I started my world and the last digit of my trainer id was 6. So I picked a Charmander.
I lost to my rival, I was winning, and his Squirtle outsped me somehow. But the rules had not started yet, so I was okay. I caught a Pidgey on Route 1.