Some things I want to put down again.
Some have a valuable argument in stating that Nuzlockes don't really make the game challenging, and I think that's definitely a point. I don't boast Nuzlockes as some sort of unbeatable challenge.
I do like that taking a Nuzlocke seriously can alter the way you experience the game.
You can no longer pick your party and focus on super strong or your favourite pokemon. It's like a card game where you just pick a card and learn to work with what you get to build teams from Pokemon you wouldn't necessarily have chosen before. It can let you explore a bit and learn which other pokemon work well for you.
Also, I like the fact that you can no longer get away with keeping pokemon on the field as death fodder, there is still a price to pay and it can make it a bit more thrilling to try and keep pokemon alive.
Personally, I usually at a rule to my games where I skip on keeping the starter pokemon, using legendaries or other gift pokemon I get in the game. Starters are usually the backbone of a team since they are pretty strong pokemon, same as some of the gifted pokemon. Plus, I can feel a bit more like I am just some person in the world that gets to run a team of pokemon they caught themselves.
It has come to an annoying point, where in general I don't feel comfortable using legendaries in a team in general. they're usually super strong and while they absolutely make sense in the story of the game, I feel like teams built on legendaries are so ill fitted to play with.
As a second point, I'll never really get into the competitive side of the games personally. I don't have the guts and the desire to keep getting humiliated playing against others who are actually far smarter and more dedicated then I ever hope to be.Post too long. Click here to view the full text.