Know Your Meme Interviews Nuzlocke

nuzlocke's portraitKnowYourMeme’s AJ Mazur posted an interview with internet sensation Nuzlocke on last night.  Nuzlocke, a UC Santa Cruz student, has become noteworthy especially among pokemon fans for revitalizing the games by adding an additional challenge.  The history behind his popular strategy and webcomic is quite humorous.  Concocted one day out of boredom, his challenge requires players of the game to follow these rules:

1. Any pokemon that faints is considered dead and must be released.
2. The player must only catch the first pokemon in each area and none else. If the first pokemon encountered faints or flees, there are no second chances.
3. If all your pokemon faint, it’s over. Start a new game.
*As a personal requirement, Nuzlocke nicknames each of his caught pokemon*

What caused this challenge to become so popular was the way in which Nuzlocke transcribed his own experience…. Continue reading