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Pokémon Crystal, but you play as a staunch Christian

Praise Arceus!

Is there no end to the different mods and challenges for Pokémon? The latest wild way to play is with “Christian rules”:

While perusing through their Discord server, Twitter user @CrungleBungles noticed a bizarre post by another user challenging “Pokémon Crystal” players to use so-called “Christian rules” during their playthrough. These rules are very restricting, inconveniencing to any who adhere to them, and are all based a stereotypical religious tropes that forbid indulging in any vices or scientific theories such as evolution. The rules include not letting their Pokemon evolve, not using any “Psychic” types of Pokemon or attacks, and avoiding science labs at all costs. The ruleset also discourages players from using “narcotics” such as Rare Candy or HP UP. A few of the rules border on offensive, but CrungleBungles seemed to be having a fun time with what they called “[the] dumbest possible rules applied to [‘Pokémon Crystal’].”

Even better, it appears that CrungleBungles has beaten the game within this odd framework. The Twitter user followed their original post up with a long series of tweets showing their progress until the completion of their playthrough — and they aren’t the only ones to do so, either. As reported by Dexerto, six of CrungleBungles’ friends — called the “Six Disciples” — also got through the game using this rule set.

Much like Christianity, the rules aren’t perfect as others have pointed out (could have excluded Dark types too) but that’s precisely the point. It’s a nonsense way to play and to great effect as it forces you to use Pokémon you never would have used in any other playthrough. Next stop: Christianlockes!

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