Giftlocke Variant

The Giftlocke variant of the Nuzlocke challenge is played with the normal Nuzlocke rules, with one change: players may not use Poke Balls to catch Pokemon. The only Pokemon that may be used are the starter Pokemon and any gift Pokemon or Eggs that are given to the player by an NPC.

Legendary Pokemon that the player is forced to catch in order to advance the story may not be used, as they were caught by the player using a Poke Ball.

This variant lacks the randomness and unpredictable team-building of the standard Nuzlocke run, but can present a great challenge as players must work with a very limited, standard set of Pokemon.