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Soul Link Nuzlocke

Discussion in 'Pokémon General' started by Wizard, Oct 14, 2018.

  1. Wizard

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    I recently came across a variation of Pokémon that some Youtubers have been doing for years called "Soul Link." It's really interesting, here are the rules: (courtesy of KingNappy)

    1- Any Pokémon that faints is considered "dead," and must be released or stored in a specified PC box for "dead" Pokémon.
    2- You can 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.
    3- You must also nickname all of your Pokémon, for the sake of forming "stronger emotional bonds."
    4- In a new area, the first encounters for both players will be, "linked," together until death.
    5- If one Pokémon in a linked pair is placed in the PC, it's Soul Link partner must be placed in the PC as well.
    6- If one Pokémon in a linked pair dies, it's Soul Link partner is considered dead as well.
    7- If one player fails to capture their first encounter in an area, the second player must forfeit their encounter in their corresponding area.
    8- Across both players parties, primary typings may not be repeated.
    9- All Soul Link pairs must consist of one male and one female Pokémon. Players will re-encounter their first encounters in a new area, until an acceptable encounter can be caught.

    It's a nuzlocke variation that is centered on linking your Pokémon with another person's. I think it's really interesting, although it may be hard to coordinate, especially if the two people live elsewhere.

    What do you think of this idea? Would you ever do it? Do you have somebody you could do it with?
     
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  2. ninJAS

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    It would all depends on the person you were playing the soul link with to be honest. Its not an easy rule and it takes some trust in the other person since they a deciding factor on what your final team will look like. It does seem like it would be a lot of fun/very challenging tho so I'd be down to try it myself ^^
     
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  3. Wolf Expert

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    This sounds like a fun spin on the usual nuzlocke rules. I might have to give this a try.
     
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  4. Hraesvelgr

    Hraesvelgr Snek in Your Boot

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    This can be really fun but it also can be a hard one to do due to the linked mons meaning two mons will die each time one falls. It can also be hard if you're unlucky or are with someone that may not be as good at pokémon yet or you just picked a hard game to do it in. I have tried it with Getus and well we didn't do too well actually we lost before the first gym like 4 times.
     
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  5. TripleAAABattery

    TripleAAABattery Look at my fluff! LOOK AT IT

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    I've done this with another person a few months back. Not only was it a Soul Link Nuzlocke, it was a Soul Link Randomizer nuzlocke. It get crazy. It takes a lot of bargaining and coordination but it's possible
     
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  6. Neb

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    I did it with a friend of mine from Marriland and boy did it not work. Both of us are bad at nuzlockes and we lost before the first gym. It was tons of fun, but I’d only do it again with someone more experienced.
     
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  7. OzoneFruit

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    I actually did an XY Link with my brother over winter vacation, and it went very very well! (Only lost two Pokémon in the whole thing). Also rekindled my appreciation for Gen 6, so I got to getting a bunch of Friend Safaris in the post-game XD
     
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