I'd like to make a list of challenges you can take while playing your Pokemon games (no spinoffs, however). If there's something not here that should be, just say something and include a link to the rules. LIST OF CHALLENGES Christian Playthrough CANNOT BE ATTEMPTED ON BLACK/WHITE DUE TO RULE 5. Players cannot let their Pokemon evolve Players cannot catch Dark, Psychic, or Ghost Pokemon. In addition, moves of these types also cannot be used. Pokemon must be at least level 22 before they breed. Two Pokemon of the same gender cannot share a day care center. If a player obtains an egg, it is their duty to keep it in their party and raise it until it reaches level 18. Legendaries are false idols and must be killed, never caught. Players cannot use fossils and should ignore science labs whenever possible. Players cannot play at Game Corners and must avoid the benefits of items like PP Up and Rare Candy. Players cannot catch Snake-type Pokemon. Christian Playthrough (MY VERSION) CANNOT BE ATTEMPTED ON BLACK/WHITE DUE TO RULE 13. Players cannot let their Pokemon evolve and cannot catch evolved Pokemon. Players cannot catch Dark, Psychic, or Ghost Pokemon. In addition, moves of these types also cannot be used. Players cannot catch snake-type or genderless Pokemon, either. Players cannot use fossils and should ignore science labs whenever possible. Players cannot play at Game Corners and must avoid the benefits of items like PP Up and Rare Candy. Players are not allowed to battle someone with another Pokemon game unless it is the same version as their own. Players are not allowed to trade Pokemon. Players must have all of their Pokemon hold Everstones as soon as they are able to be obtained freely. Players must catch every Pokemon they enter a battle with except another Trainer's Pokemon or genderless , Snake-type, evolved, Dark, Psychic , or Ghost Pokemon. Players are not allowed to catch any Pokemon that changes its form. Pokemon must be at least level 22 before they breed. Two Pokemon of the same gender cannot share a day care center. If a player obtains an egg, it is their duty to keep it in their party and raise it until it reaches level 18. Legendaries are false idols and must be killed, never caught. Battles cannot be run from, as they started it and their blasphemy must be taken care of. Pokemon are not allowed to learn moves by leveling. You are responsible for teaching them the moves they know. If the Pokemon doesn't know four moves yet, give them any HM/TM you can to fill up space so it does not automatically learn moves. Nuzlocke Challenge Any Pokemon that faints is considered dead and must be released. The player may only catch the first Pokemon encountered in each area, and none else. If the first Pokemon encountered faints or flees, there are no second chances. OPTIONAL RULES Adjusting the first encounter rule to ban duplicate captures Considering a black/white out to be game over, even if there are Pokemon left in the PC. Going to the options and changing the battle style to "set," leaving you unable to switch out. After the first wild Pokemon is caught, the starter Pokemon must be released. Banning the usage of Potions and other healing items - relying only on Pokemon Centers for healing. Banning the use of Pokemon Centers - relying only on Potions and other healing items for healing. Limiting Pokemon Center visits to a certain number per town. Banning the use of held items Limiting the number of Pokeballs to purchase per Poke Mart Rather than releasing the Pokemon, it can be migrated or permanently boxed should it happen to faint The player may not evolve captured Pokemon, but evolved Pokemon may be caught. No catching/using legendaries As a mercy rule, allowing 1-3 "second chances" or revives of fallen team members These are only the most common optional rules, but you can customize the run to however you like it. HOWEVER, the first two rules listed above the optional rules are the only rules that must be in effect for a run to be a Nuzlocke Challenge. Monotype Challenge You may only use one type of Pokemon. You may only use one of each Pokemon. You cannot use two Pokemon from the same evolutionary line. However, if the evolutions split (i.e. Slowbro and Slowking), it's fine. If your starter is not the type you chose, you may use your starter until you catch a Pokemon of your type. You can use HM Slaves of any type, but they may not be used for attacking in battle. Scramble Challenge Other people must pick the Pokemon you use in your party, but you are allowed to pick the movesets. No picking useless Pokemon (i.e. Magikarp) No duplicate Pokemon No unevolved Pokemon One of the Pokemon used must be one of the starters. Pokemon chosen cannot be from the same evolutionary line, but split evolutions are fine. You are only allowed to trade for Pokemon not normally obtainable in your game, but it must be an egg or newly hatched. Moveset Challenge You pick your team, but others pick your movesets. There must be two attacking moves per Pokemon. Please do not assign useless moves (i.e. Splash) You may only assign a specific TM to one Pokemon unless the person taking the challenge says otherwise, because without trading this will not be possible. You may use any legal moves except for HMs until your Pokemon can configure to their required movesets. Solo Challenge You are allowed only one Pokemon for the entire run. You are allowed HM Slaves, as long as they are not used in battles. You may use another Pokemon until you get your specified Pokemon. You are allowed to trade for Pokemon not normally obtainable in yor game, but it must be an egg or newly hatched. You may use other Pokemon as "fodder" (i.e. switch it into a battle just for it to take hits while you heal your chosen Pokemon) but you may not use them to attack and you may not heal the fodder except in the Pokemon Center. Unevolving Challenge Players cannot evolve any Pokemon. HOWEVER, catching Pokemon that have already evolved is fine. Players cannot place any Pokemon in their party that evolves via friendship. You may trade for Pokemon not normally obtainable in your game, but it must be an egg or newly hatched. Low-Stat Challenge MAY NOT BE POSSIBLE IN CERTAIN GAMES Players are not allowed to use or catch any Pokemon with total base stats over 251. If you are required to catch or use any Pokemon with total base stats over 251 (i.e. the game will not progress otherwise), it is allowed to use or catch them. Players are not allowed to trade for any Pokemon with total base stats over 251. If the starter has stats over 251, then you are only allowed to use them until you catch a Pokemon with the correct total base stats. After that, you must release your starter. Mook Challenge You are only allowed to catch relatively useless Pokemon from the first two routes of the game and the resident Zubat-type thing from the first cave you can go in. You can catch them anywhere, but if they cannot be found in the first two routes or the first cave you encounter, they are NOT to be caught. You may only have two of these kinds of Pokemon Release your starter as soon as possible. You are required to fill up your entire party. Duplicate Pokemon in your party all must have the exact same movesets. You must take the long route in a battle and make it last as long as possible. No evolutions! Keep that Zubat or that Rattata or that Caterpie! Unless the Pokemon doesn't learn moves, NO TMs OR HMs! Black-Ice Challenge Players are limited to catching and using Water and Ice type Pokemon.