Part 0 - Exactly what I'm getting myself into
Greetings everyone! This is Color Printer and welcome to my Liveblog of Pokemon FireRed
. But this isn't any ordinary playthrough! This is THE NUZLOCKE CHALLENGE
Here are the stipulations of the challenge:
- Any Pokémon that faints is considered dead, and must be released.
- The player may only catch the first Pokémon encountered in each area, and none else. If the first Pokémon encountered faints or flees, there are no second chances.
- I "must also nickname all of their Pokémon, for the sake of forming stronger emotional bonds." This is an optional rule, but a suggested one that is essentially at the heart of this challenge.
I am not doing any of the other optional rules listed for the sake of my sanity, but there may be a few...extra
challenges along the way. (Also, I'm just gonna say this: if I white out, it's not an instant game over.....unless those were my last Pokemon. Then I'm screwed.)
So as you can see, this run is going to be a fun one. Prepare for laughs, tears, and massive losses of sanity.
It's time. So let's play Pokemon FireRed...Nuzlocke-style.