For people who want a little more challenge from their game designed for twelve-year-olds, we have: Nuzlocke
In this challenge, I will be going through Alpha Sapphire playing by the following rules:
Pokemon that faint are considered dead.
Only the first Pokemon encountered on each route may be caught. Exception: shinies
Pokemon must be nicknamed (themed to rock bands or rock band-adjacent things).
No using pokecenters or other "healing" characters. Exception: automatic checkpoint heals required for story advancement.
Legendary Pokemon cannot be used.
Battle style is "set".
Black-out / white-out ends the run.
Stay tuned for the progression of the run!