Okay, so, I kind of dreamt up a new Wedlocke Challenge and posted it on the forums... I'll just C n' P the posts here, okay?
Okay, so I just had a dream where Marriland was challenged to this Wedlocke-like Nuzlocke Challenge run, right?
After thinking it over, I wound up separating it into two sections/different ways to play it. It's called a "Rotation Wedlocke". Basically, there are now three Pokémon in each pair (now trio). In the dream, Marriland was doing it in the "bigamy-style", in which there is one male and two females in each pair. I'm sure their are other ways to put this if you want the main male to be bi and have one of each gender of "spouse", but that's how Dream!Marilland was doing it. So, I was thinking that it should only be the male and one of his wives in an active pair at one time, right? Well, then, after I woke up, I thought that maybe you could change the pair to both of the females, like they're "fighting for their man", or something. I don't know, that might get a bit complicated in how the females think of the situation, if you want to put personalities into the Pokémon, that is.
The second type, the "family-style" way of playing, is you get all your pairs, right? Well, the next Pokémon you catch next, regardless of gender, could be considered their "child", even if it's not part of the same species or type. I only came up with this style after waking up, and the way Marriland was challenged was pretty much by a Mafia-type leader lady and blah blah blah dream-stuff, you don't want to hear about it, and it's not for this forum.
But, back to the "family-style". With this, you can think of it as parents fighting together, if it's the essential "mother and father" in the pair at that time, or you could think of it as a child bonding with his/her parent when the "child" Pokémon and "mother or father" Pokémon are in the pair together.
I don't think you would have to keep all the pairs to the same "rotation", as it were. Like, you wouldn't have to be like "Okay, it's father/child bonding time!" and do that with all the pairs, but this kind of challenge could easily get confusing if you tried to do a "gay wedlocke", like I do all the time, because I'm a "filthy fujoshi". For the bigamy-style, it would be highly confusing. For the family-style, it might be less confusing, because you would know where any females would be, in the children-slot.
But, of course, none of this explains how step-children would work, or what if a "child" died, so it's a bit more free in rules so far...
And, just a reminder, but this all stemmed from a literal dream. I think too much, and this is what I get. It probably doesn't even make sense as I'm writing it, and that's okay with me.
Optional Rules Post:
Optional rules for my "Rotation Wedlocke" challenge:
-Younger Children Clause: If doing the "family-style", the child must be either 5 or 10 levels (or just x amount of levels, if you want.) behind the parents always. This would be a challenge in leveling up, as well as a challenge if you are putting "level's much match the gym leader's highest pkmn" grinding rules on the challenge as well.
-Parent Clause: The title only refers to the family-style, but it could also refer to the bigamy-style, as well. All pairs must be in the same order. If it's "mother-child bonding"-time in a F-S Rotation Wedlocke, then only the mothers and children can fight. If it's "fighting women"-time in a B-S Rotation Wedlocke, then all the pairs must be set up like that, with the two wives fighting, and the men in the box.
a. Optionally for this rule, you could do a poll after each update to who can fight the next update, to get readers involved (if you think many people will read it, that is.).
I haven't tried this out myself, yet, But I will definitely try a "Family-style Rotation Wedlocke" in the future.
EDIT: If a "parent" or "wife/husband" dies, the two remaining pokemon in the trio will stay in the party together until a new catch can be made to make up for the missing position.
(I picked up an early fire red save file that didn't have any extra pokemon yet and started a gay family rotation wedlocke on it. Team so far:
Babu the Pikachu(M) + Kooker the Pidgeotto(M)= Danke the Spearow(M)
Derkimo the Mankey(M) + Lancer the Beedrill(M)= Kellie the Bellsprout(F)
Sandefers the Sandshrew(M)+ Pork Bro the Magikarp(M)= Potrait the Oddish(F)
It's actually a slightly hacked Fire Red rom called "Lightning Yellow" Available here: dl.poke-mega.org/pokemon-light…
So, even though it's a "Gay Wedlocke", I can still catch all pokemon of each gender, but females can only be children, not partners.
Update: I used Danke and Kooker together in Erika's gym, but otherwise I'm not using the two grass girls, which I guess is a little sad, but I'm mostly using Lancer with Giga Drain for my Grass-er now, so... They might fall behind a lot. Also, I evolved Babu before switching him out with Danke. The third pair is also fully evolved, but, like I said, Kellie and Portrait haven't been trained past their catch level.)