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A survey on the difficulty of Pokemon games to Nuzlocke

Lemurro

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So, I thought it would be fun to see which Pokemon regions people thought were the hardest to nuzlocket overall. However, in the interest of full accuracy, I wanted to see what people’s lists of regions are like, so I decided not to use a standard poll. So, I’d like everyone to comment their list of regions from easiest to hardest. In a few days I will post a list of the games from hardest to easiest based on this data.

  1. Unova
  2. Sinnoh
  3. Alola
  4. Hoenn
  5. Johto
  6. Kanto
  7. Galar
  8. Kalos
 

oliviamakesanart

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131
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Obsessed with cowboy hats
Interesting thread idea! I'm always curious about people's opinions on how difficult each region is to nuzlocke.
(hardest to easiest)
1. Sinnoh
2. Johto
3. Unova
4. Kanto
5. Hoenn
6. Galar
7. Alola
8. Kalos
 

Dschubba

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Hmm, so upon mulling on this a bit, I gotta say

1. Kalos (Ultra softball hours. Except for every Furfrou. End Furfrous. Forever)
2. Galar (Was, unfortunately a walk in the park, now I'm casually mono-darking Sword for a crumb of challenge)
3. Kanto (Nothing really stood out as uber-rough)
4. Johto (The level curve is pretty flat, but it has some rough spots like the meme cow)
5. Hoenn (I remember Wattson and Norman being pretty tough)
6. Sinnoh (Been a WHILE since I played any of these so grain of salt here)
7. Alola (ESPECIALLY USUM's Akala totems making me sweat bullets)
8. Unova (BW/BW2 take your pick, either are spicy if you're keeping your levels close to the NPCs)
 

RubyClaw

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The problem is some games in the same region can be vastly harder than others (RSE to ORAS and Platinum to DP as an example) so my rule will be "rank according to the average difficulty of all games that came out for this region, giving a bit more emphasis to the hardest game".

1. Kalos
2. Galar
3. Kanto
4. Hoenn
5. Johto
6. Sinnoh
7. Unova
8. Alola
 

Nebbles

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This Pokemon discusses Fire Emblem at great lengths, and writes about it as well. She is always open to talk about it with others, and is friendly.
I haven't played sword/shield at all, so I'll leave it out of my rankings, but....

1. Kalos
2. Kanto
3. Johto
4. Hoenn (especially in Emerald, with that Death Claydol)
5. Alola
6. Sinnoh
7. Unova (I have an unfinished White 2 nuzlocke... it's kicking my ass, man.)
 

sunburstblue

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Well, her Pokédex No. is #274, which is Nuzleaf. Could anything be more hilariously fitting for this forum?
I second RubyClaw about the disparity between different games/remakes in the same region. Judging based on the hardest game in each region, here's my list:

1. Alola (USUM is just.... AWFUL)
2. Unova (B2W2 consistently hands my a** to me on a platter. Rotation/Triple Battles are a nightmare.)
3. Sinnoh (These games are just HARD in general.)
4. Hoenn (The GBA games kind of blur together in difficulty so FRLG Kanto could easily take this spot, but I've played FRLG so many times that it's easier just from experience.)
5. Kanto (Same as above.)
6. Johto (Whitney is a coin toss on whether you get screwed, but overall it's not super challenging.)
7. Kalos (As long as you avoid Sky Battles you'll do pretty well.)
8. Galar (The Wild Area is the only place things can possibly go wrong. None of the trainers are challenging, even if you stay level with them.)
 

Lemurro

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  • Thread Starter Thread Starter
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So here's the list from easiest to hardest.

  1. Kalos-Average Score: 1.42
  2. Galar- Average Score: 2.71
  3. Kanto- Average Score: 3.15
  4. Johto- Average Score: 4.05
  5. Hoenn- Average Score: 5.24
  6. Alola- Average Score: 5.40
  7. Sinnoh- Average Score: 6.21
  8. Unova- Average Score: 7.13

For more data go here.


If anyone wants to participate now I'm still willing to input data into my spreadsheet, and if I get enough new responses I may make a new post.
 

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