I recently came across the “Nuzlocke Challenge,” which is a sort of user-imposed hard mode for the Pokémon franchise of games.  This, with absolutely no exaggeration, was my response to the discovery.

The only commentary I’m going to give is that after restarting and trying again, Crumble II met his demise at the hands of a speedy Wingull in his very first battle. On try three I named Torchic “Despair.”  I’m not getting too attached.