The process of playing through a Pokémon game by giving each Pokémon one life. It is played through the honour system in which once one of your Pokémon faints, you may not revive it. To defeat the Elite Four is the object, without allowing all of your Pokémon to die.
Dude, I was playing Hardcore Pokémon last night and my starter died. I'm fucked.
by asdjfkl;!!!! February 14, 2011