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560cool.
August 28th, 2010, 11:12 AM
The Underleveled Challenge ! ~

Hi everyone ! This is a new challenge I came up with. It is very simple actually, it only has one rule. That is...

1. No grinding.

That's right, no grinding. No battling wild Pokemon, only trainers. Battle wild Pokemon if you want to catch them. Otherwise, run.
Of course, the exceptions include : RSE's Poochyena/Zigzagoon, when you need to help Prof. Birch and the Starly you battle with your rival in DP.
Also, if you accidentaly knock wild Pokemon out, it doesn't count. But if it happens regularly, that is bad. ): I'll think of some "punishment" on it.
DO NOT LIE. Levels come naturally. It will be visible if you grind, then say you didn't. After all, you're lying to yourself.
No rematching trainers. That'd be cheating. This includes the E4 or Red.
Cheating : Only for two Pokemon at Lv. 2-3 on the first Route.


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Participant List

RBY : mondays suck (Red),
GSC : Domin-8 (Silver),
RSE : Hallway Kid (Ruby),
FRLG :
DPPt :
HGSS : dragonomega (?), rew s11 (HG),
Pokemon Hacks :
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Hall Of Fame :

560cool. (Brown)
Porygon Z (Red)
GoGoShinyDunsparce (Ruby)
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*in RBY/FRLG, the game ends when you beat Gary at the Indigo Plateau (it is optional to do the Sevii Islands in FRLG, where you'll be allowed to catch to fill in your Pokedex for the Rainbow Pass)

*in GSC/HGSS, it ends when you PWN Red. Let's see you do that. Haha...

*in RS, beat Steven. In E, beat Steven at the Meteor Falls.

*in DPPt, simply clear Stark Mountain.
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I wish you good luck (mostly to GSC players...) !

imevil
August 28th, 2010, 08:05 PM
what if im trying to catch someone ut accedetlly knock them out, thats ok right

560cool.
August 28th, 2010, 10:58 PM
what if im trying to catch someone ut accedetlly knock them out, thats ok right

Of course. But I forgot to mention that. *facepalm*

mondays suck
August 29th, 2010, 09:57 AM
I'll give this a try, in Pokemon Red. Picking Bulbasaur, since Charmander would be hopeless and Squirtle was probably just get poisoned by a Bug Catcher's Weedle and die. Yeah, I'm planning a starter solo for a big part of the game, later I'll get something second, and that will have to be enough. Otherwise I'll fall too much behind.

560cool.
August 29th, 2010, 10:09 AM
I knew you'd show up, modays ! :]
Well, I'm making some progress in Brown. I caught a Hitmonchan in the Patch, with my Bulba' fainting and my Doduo (slave) surviving.

Now I plan to challenge Karpman.

mondays suck
August 29th, 2010, 10:38 AM
So far, I've already won the two probably hardest battles in this challenge for a long time, although they took some reloads.
First, the rival battle. Obviously, this is a pain, since Charmander has a superior attack in Scratch and less points in special, meaning it is physically stronger. Speaking of the rival, I just noticed I forgot to fight him west of Viridian. Damned.
Then, Brock's lackey. That damned Diglett killed me so many times, it's not even funny. Always when I thought I was winning, Scratch crit. Aaaargh.
Brock himself was easy, since Geodude posed no offensive thread and after beating it, Bulbasaur (which I accidentally didn't nickname yet) reached level 14 and learned Vine Whip.
Currently on my way to Mt.Moon, things are being a lot easier here, with Ivysaur being only a few battles away after beating Brock.


Alright, after some minor trouble with Team Rocket's Zubats in Mt.Moon, I got to Cerulean and easily beat Misty. Ivysaur is level 24 now, will that be enough for the upcoming rival battle? We shall see.

560cool.
August 29th, 2010, 11:45 AM
Okay, I am ABUSING the patch with high leveled Pokemon in Merson ! :)
I got a Hitmonchan and a Pidgey so far. The others killed poor Seedy (Bulbasaur, Lv. 13).
I had a hard time in Merson Cave. Got PWNd twice then remained without Vine Whip PP.
And the last guy in the game has Lv. 100s ;o;.

Perrie ✿
August 29th, 2010, 11:58 AM
I'll do HGSS although my updates won't be many but I'll include everything I can...

560cool.
August 29th, 2010, 12:05 PM
Okay, you're in, but please state if you're using HG or SS.
As for my game...

I reached Hayward City :

Seedy :x (Ivysaur) Lv. 18 Tackle, Leech Seed, Vine Whip, PoisonPowder
P.unch.eez (Hitmonchan) Lv. 20 Comet Punch, Agility.
PIKACRAP (Pikachu) Lv. 18 Thundershock, Thunderwave, Quick Attack, Growl
BIRD (Pidgey) Lv. 18 Gust, Quick Attack, Sand Attack

Patch of grass does wonders ! :]

HallwayKid
August 30th, 2010, 07:14 AM
Is there a rule about the vs seeker. That could easily be used to train pokemon.

560cool.
August 30th, 2010, 08:35 AM
Oops, I actually mentioned that in the CI&D, but forgot mentioning it here.
Added it now though. This also includes E4 or Red rematches, of course.

560cool.
August 31st, 2010, 12:59 AM
@ susanwell : Please post which game are you playing.
And if you meant that you can rematch the Elite Four or Red, no you can't.

Domin-8
September 1st, 2010, 10:35 AM
I'll be doing this challenge. I think I'll do it on...... Silver

Porygon Z
September 4th, 2010, 02:52 AM
I would signed in last week, but I forgot :D

So, now I'm in Celadon with only one Pokèmon in team, thinking about the second and last of the team (except HM Slaves). Maybe Lapras.

I have 4 Badges, defeated TR in both Celadon and Lavender for now.

http://www.smogon.com/download/sprites/dp/6.png

Lv. 46

Slash
Flamethrower *
Wing Attack *
Thunder Punch *

* Learned via trading in Crystal

mondays suck
September 4th, 2010, 03:31 AM
Aww maaan, that Cerulean rival battle is a major pain...
That damned Pidgeotto and its Sand Attack

rew_s11
September 4th, 2010, 03:39 PM
I will do this on heart gold

chose totodile as starter

HallwayKid
September 4th, 2010, 04:00 PM
I'll do this on ruby. I'm usually underleveled anyway so it might not be too hard for me.

rew_s11
September 5th, 2010, 12:23 PM
I have got 6 bagdes already

I havent be able to update before due to pcs constant shutdowns

team:

http://archives.bulbagarden.net/media/upload/b/b1/Spr_4h_159.pngLv 26
surf,ice fang,headbut,bite

http://archives.bulbagarden.net/media/upload/6/6c/Spr_4h_123_m.png Lv 27
wing attack,u-turn,pursuit,leer


http://archives.bulbagarden.net/media/upload/8/86/Spr_4h_180.pngLv 25
headbutt,thundershock,thunder wave,growl
http://archives.bulbagarden.net/media/upload/5/54/Spr_4h_058.pngLv 25
fire blast,flame wheel,reversal

HallwayKid
September 5th, 2010, 02:42 PM
I have two badges so far. Marshtomp has an extra 250 experience for taking down wild Pokemon.

My team

Marshtomp
http://pkmn.net/sprites/dp/big/259.png
Level 19
- Tackle
- Mud Shot
- Mud Slap
- Water Gun

Makuhita
http://pokesplash.net/pokedex-hgss/sprite.php?natid=296
Level 17
- Tackle
- Bulk Up
- Sand Attack
- Vital Throw

Any suggestions for Pokemon I should get. I am going to get a Skarmory but have no plans other than that.

rew_s11
September 6th, 2010, 04:20 AM
- found entei
- got a metal coat from wild magnemite
- beat pryce
- beat rockets in radio tower
I think I will wait a little more to evolve scyther

team:

http://archives.bulbagarden.net/media/upload/e/ef/Spr_4h_130_m_s.pngLv 34
leer,ice fang,dragons rage,payback

http://archives.bulbagarden.net/media/upload/6/6c/Spr_4h_123_m.png Lv 32
wing attack,u-turn,slash,leer


http://archives.bulbagarden.net/media/upload/a/ae/Spr_4h_181.pngLv 33
headbutt,discharge,thunder wave,focus blast
http://archives.bulbagarden.net/media/upload/5/54/Spr_4h_058.pngLv 34
flamethrower,reversal,fire fang,bite

Porygon Z
September 8th, 2010, 09:10 AM
- found entei
- got a metal coat from wild magnemite
- beat pryce
- beat rockets in radio tower
I think I will wait a little more to evolve scyther

team:

http://archives.bulbagarden.net/media/upload/e/ef/Spr_4h_130_m_s.pngLv 34
leer,ice fang,dragons rage,payback

http://archives.bulbagarden.net/media/upload/6/6c/Spr_4h_123_m.png Lv 32
wing attack,u-turn,slash,leer


http://archives.bulbagarden.net/media/upload/a/ae/Spr_4h_181.pngLv 33
headbutt,discharge,thunder wave,focus blast
http://archives.bulbagarden.net/media/upload/5/54/Spr_4h_058.pngLv 34
flamethrower,reversal,fire fang,bite

You can evolve Scyther anytime, 'cause Scyther and Scizor learns basically the same moves, just Scizor learns at level 57 Iron Head, instead Scyther learns Air Slash.
And for Growlithe, if you want Extremespeed evolve him at level 39, or at 48 if you want Heat Wave or Flare Blitz.

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UPDATE

Arrived at Indigo Plateau. Later I'll update my Elite 4 runthrough.

http://www.smogon.com/download/sprites/dp/6.png

Lv. 62

Fly
Flamethrower
Wing Attack
Earthquake

http://www.smogon.com/download/sprites/dp/131.png

Lv. 61

Body Slam
Surf
Ice Beam
Thunderbolt

Oddish (HMs Cut & Flash)
Hitmonchan (HM Strength)

mondays suck
September 8th, 2010, 10:45 AM
Can it be? An update?
So where did I stop? Right, after beating Misty but losing against Gary M. Oak.

http://i887.photobucket.com/albums/ac79/mondayssukc/th_a1-154.png?t=1283970844
This time Pidgeotto used less Sand Attack and the battle was actually easy.
http://i887.photobucket.com/albums/ac79/mondayssukc/th_a2-132.png?t=1283970844
I got myself an Oddish after visiting Bill, the SS Ticket reminded me of the fact that I need a Cut Slave.
http://i887.photobucket.com/albums/ac79/mondayssukc/th_a3-122.png?t=1283970844
Just after beating that one painful Butterfree trainer, I got this. From here until the end of the update, everything was just a walkover.
http://i887.photobucket.com/albums/ac79/mondayssukc/th_a4-106.png?t=1283970844
Ivysaur evolving on that route east of Vermilion after the 2 Rattatas+Raticate guy didn't help my foes.
http://i887.photobucket.com/albums/ac79/mondayssukc/th_a5-100.png?t=1283970844
Easy. That's what you get for picking the wrong Pokemon.
http://i887.photobucket.com/albums/ac79/mondayssukc/th_a6-90.png?t=1283970844
I was pretty sure I would stop playing before Surge, because of those damned trashcans, but somehow I managed to beat the thing in less than a minute today.

Enough for today, I still have some important homework to do.

And no, I'm not planning to play this as a solo run, getting a second Pokemon just will take a while. And yes, I already know what I'll take.


By the way, what about legends? You can catch them a level where they easily can take on Elite 4 Pokemon. Wouldn't it make the challenge too easy?

rew_s11
September 8th, 2010, 01:04 PM
- evolved my team
- beat clair
- beat elite four
wiill: abuse secundary tipes
koga:
arcanine OHKO ariados,foretress and 2HKO venomoth with flametrower
ampharos OHKO crobat with discharge
beat muk after a lot of evasion hax with scizor

bruno:beat hitmontop/lee and onix with gyarados aqua tail
hitmonchan with arcanine flametrower span,and machamp with scizors wing attack lol

abuse intimidate

beat karen:
U-turned umbreon for 2HKO,aqua tail houndoom,discharge murkrou,flametrower vileplume and payback gengar

beat lance:
intimidade abuse again
and ice fanged dragonite x 2,aqua tail charizard,discharged aerodactil
bullet punched the thunder dragonite,witch thunder hits SEVEN times in a row
team:

http://archives.bulbagarden.net/media/upload/e/ef/Spr_4h_130_m_s.pngLv 40
leer,ice fang,aqua tail,payback

http://archives.bulbagarden.net/media/upload/1/1e/Spr_4h_212_m.png Lv 39
wing attack,u-turn,bullet punch,iron defence


http://archives.bulbagarden.net/media/upload/a/ae/Spr_4h_181.pngLv 41
headbutt,discharge,thunder wave,focus blast
http://archives.bulbagarden.net/media/upload/0/05/Spr_4h_059.pngLv 40
flamethrower,extremespeed,fire fang,reversal

560cool.
September 9th, 2010, 12:51 AM
Great. Brown deleted itself. I PWNd the Pallet Patrol (final trainer) with this team. (remember, it froze during the credits then... it was gone) :

Venusaur Lv. 89
Hitmonchan Lv. 43
Raichu Lv. 66
Pidgeot Lv. 51

Yes, my team was left for Venusaur. Also, the final dungeon in Brown has Lv. 80 + Pokemon and also a Lv. 100 trainer.
I got PWNd three times by that Pallet Patrol's Rhyperior. I hate Quakes. At least Venusaur does.
Also, he had the following Pokemon :

Feraligatr, Typhlosion, Meganium, Ampharos, Rhyperior.

I'm thinking of doing another one. But I'm not sure which game should I pick...

Porygon Z
September 9th, 2010, 04:25 AM
Defeated Elite Four, and catched Mewtwo... Challenge Cooomplete! :D

I'd like to take this challenge again in other games, it's the same challenge or four different challenges? :D

http://www.smogon.com/download/sprites/dp/6.png

Lv. 63

Fly
Flamethrower
Wing Attack
Earthquake

http://www.smogon.com/download/sprites/dp/131.png

Lv. 64

Body Slam
Surf
Ice Beam
Thunderbolt

Oddish (HMs Cut & Flash)
Hitmonchan (HM Strength)

560cool.
September 9th, 2010, 04:34 AM
@ Porygon Z : Well, if you'd like to do it again, then feel free. It's not like the UMC or USC, you can pick any game in any order.

Porygon Z
September 10th, 2010, 12:54 PM
Ok, so I'll do with Silver (GBC).
I like to play games in order :D

I'm using Scyther and Growlithe, both of them cheated.

I'm already in Goldenrod, just defeated Whitney.
Also, I traded from Crystal a Fire Stone and a Metal Coat.

http://www.smogon.com/download/sprites/dp/58.png

Lv. 29

Bite
Roar
Ember
Take Down

http://www.smogon.com/download/sprites/dp/212.png

Lv. 30

Quick Attack
False Swipe
Wing Attack
Metal Claw

Sandslash as HM Slave Cut, Strength, Rock Smash
Togetic as HM Slave Fly, Flash (traded, evolved, than traded back)
Politoed as HM Slave Surf, Whirlpool, Waterfall (traded from Crystal)

PPS: HM Slaves already know their HMs, thanks to Crystal.
PPPS: HM Slaves are all at level 25, just to hang on if Growlithe or Scizor dies.
PPPPS: Nothing important :D

mondays suck
September 13th, 2010, 01:06 PM
Mini Update:
(aka a section where I played quite a bit but not much happened)

http://i887.photobucket.com/albums/ac79/mondayssukc/th_a1-160.png?t=1284218870
Right before entering Rock Tunnel I noticed that Venusaur was still having Tackle while I had a Body Slam TM on the PC. So I did the obvious thing to do.
http://i887.photobucket.com/albums/ac79/mondayssukc/th_a2-137.png?t=1284218870
Venusaur after Rock Tunnel. PP were just enough. Hopefully I won't run into any trainers on the way to Lavender, that would be an annoying battle.



And a bigger one:

http://i887.photobucket.com/albums/ac79/mondayssukc/th_a1-170.png?t=1284411322
First thing I did after Rock Tunnel was going for Team Rocket. I forgot to pick up the Lift Key the first time and only realized when I reached the elevator. That kinda sucked. I blame the fact that it's monday.
http://i887.photobucket.com/albums/ac79/mondayssukc/th_a2-147.png?t=1284411322
And then I went to Pokemon Tower and...
http://i887.photobucket.com/albums/ac79/mondayssukc/th_a3-136.png?t=1284411322
...caught a Gastly at the highest possible level. I might as well have went for a Haunter, but they're so incredibly rare in the lower parts of the tower.
http://i887.photobucket.com/albums/ac79/mondayssukc/th_a4-119.png?t=1284411322
And Gastly evolved soon enough anyways by fighting some trainers on the way to Celadon I skipped exactly for that purpose.
http://i887.photobucket.com/albums/ac79/mondayssukc/th_a5-112.png?t=1284411322
And one easy pseudo-gym later...
http://i887.photobucket.com/albums/ac79/mondayssukc/th_a6-103.png?t=1284411322http://i887.photobucket.com/albums/ac79/mondayssukc/th_a7-94.png?t=1284411322
...this is my situation. Looking good so far. I'm not ready with team building yet though, I'm getting my third and last member soon. I'm just not entirely sure about some details its moveset yet.

rew_s11
September 14th, 2010, 10:44 AM
- beat lt surge,erika,sabrina,misty,janini
- caught snorlax

team:

http://archives.bulbagarden.net/media/upload/e/ef/Spr_4h_130_m_s.pngLv 48*
dragons dance,ice fang,aqua tail,return

http://archives.bulbagarden.net/media/upload/1/1e/Spr_4h_212_m.png Lv 48*
wing attack,x-scizor,bullet punch,iron defence


http://archives.bulbagarden.net/media/upload/a/ae/Spr_4h_181.pngLv 48*
signal beam,discharge,charge beam,focus blast
http://archives.bulbagarden.net/media/upload/0/05/Spr_4h_059.pngLv 48*
flamethrower,extremespeed,fire fang,return


http://archives.bulbagarden.net/media/upload/0/02/Spr_4h_143.pngLv 50
crunch,giga impact and some stuff

560cool.
September 14th, 2010, 11:36 AM
Oh, I just wanted to add some details about cheating.
Cheat only for Pokemon on the 1st Route, at Lv. 2 or 3. 1 if it is Scyther/Heracross/(or something that evolves to a pseudo).
You are allowed to cheat for maximally two Pokemon. This can actually solve you.
If you cheated, you'll have a "*" in your Hall of Fame record.

mondays suck
September 15th, 2010, 06:47 AM
Legend speaks of a beast
Three hundred miles from it's head to its bottom
None have seen it yet all know it's name
Like the Ball of the Master or the holy Arceus

We set out on a quest
In search of the bridge, where the creature doth dwell
On a ransom to bring back it's head
Our journey would take us to Route 12

His eyes shine not at all because its tired
His mouth is as an endless pit

Snorlax
Resting in the way
Leading us all to the grave...well, he tried
Snorlax
Slaying all foes
Except Venusaur

...and Haunter. Yeah, that sucked, I'm not really good at rewriting song lyrics. At all.
Anyways, as you can probably guess, I caught Snorlax, and it even took me just one Great Ball.
What else did I do? Not much. I finished Pokemon Tower with mainly Haunter who is now level 37 and that's pretty much it.

Now, here's my question: How should I let Snorlax's moveset look like? Body Slam, EQ, Amnesia, Ice Beam and Surf would be amazing, but unfortunately that are 5 moves. Which ones should I pick?

---

After a blind, short, violent and moonrune-heavy BW Nuzlocke attempt I didn't post about, I got back to my other challenges again.

http://i887.photobucket.com/albums/ac79/mondayssukc/th_a1-175.png?t=1284919252
So, as the upper part of the post says, I had saved after finishing Pokemon tower and getting Snorlax, and the first thing I did today was catchign a Pidgey for a Fly slave.
http://i887.photobucket.com/albums/ac79/mondayssukc/th_a2-150.png?t=1284919252
Snorlax turned out to be not quite pulling its weight, it was constantly in danger of dying from nasty things like parawrap, critselfdestruct or plain old confusion. It never died though. Anyways, this made Erika's gym and most of Silph co. quite a pain.
http://i887.photobucket.com/albums/ac79/mondayssukc/th_a3-139.png?t=1284919252
The boss battles fought with Haunter were easily won though. The low HP here was only because of a nasty crit something.
http://i887.photobucket.com/albums/ac79/mondayssukc/th_a4-121.png?t=1284919252
Giovanni couldn't even hit Haunter properly. If I would have just used Psychic on Nidoqueen instead of trying to hypnotize it and failing, I would have won this battle at full HP. But I didn't so it used a few Poison Stings on Haunter.
http://i887.photobucket.com/albums/ac79/mondayssukc/th_a5-114.png?t=1284919252
And then I beat Sabrina. It was easier than the screenshot makes it look like. Snorlax is finally starting to become good.
http://i887.photobucket.com/albums/ac79/mondayssukc/th_a6-105.png?t=1284919252
The team at this point. I'm still actually overleveled, surprisingly.

Next. The whole huge Fuschia area. Ugh, that will take almost as long as Silph, if not even longer.

rew_s11
September 19th, 2010, 02:05 PM
- beat brock,aqua tail or dscharga
- beat blane,dd sweep
- beat blue,super effective attacks
- beat red
intimidate pikachu,then...


amnesia + sleep + belly drum sweep


http://archives.bulbagarden.net/media/upload/e/ef/Spr_4h_130_m_s.pngLv 56
dragons dance,ice fang,aqua tail,return

http://archives.bulbagarden.net/media/upload/1/1e/Spr_4h_212_m.png Lv 49
wing attack,x-scizor,bullet punch,iron defence


http://archives.bulbagarden.net/media/upload/a/ae/Spr_4h_181.pngLv 49
signal beam,discharge,charge beam,focus blast
http://archives.bulbagarden.net/media/upload/0/05/Spr_4h_059.pngLv 49
flamethrower,extremespeed,fire fang,return


http://archives.bulbagarden.net/media/upload/0/02/Spr_4h_143.pngLv 59
return,yawh,amnesia,belly drum

Lil naps
September 21st, 2010, 10:06 PM
Ill have a go on FireRed.

mondays suck
September 24th, 2010, 09:36 AM
http://i887.photobucket.com/albums/ac79/mondayssukc/th_a1-177.png?t=1285349099
Forced encounter, but still a wild Pokemon.
http://i887.photobucket.com/albums/ac79/mondayssukc/th_a2-151.png?t=1285349099
FFFFFFFFFFF-
http://i887.photobucket.com/albums/ac79/mondayssukc/th_a3-140.png?t=1285349099
grumblegrumblewhydidntijustmurdertheguardinsteadofdoingastupidsidequestforanitemwhichimnevergoingtouseagain
http://i887.photobucket.com/albums/ac79/mondayssukc/th_a4-122.png?t=1285349099
...and then cycling road was already over again
http://i887.photobucket.com/albums/ac79/mondayssukc/th_a6-106.png?t=1285349099
I got the two Fuschia HMs and saved, because i'm not in the mood to clear out that huuuuge area between Fuschia and the eastern Snorlax.

Team is still pretty much the same: Venusaur lv. 46, Haunter lv.46, Snorlax lv.45.

GoGoShinyDunsparce
September 29th, 2010, 05:11 AM
This sounds like a really awesome challenge, and I'd like to do it on Ruby. Not right now, but soon enough, aright?

Gunna take Torchic.

Started it! Maybe I can breathe some life back into this thread :/.
Update:

Got my little Torchic, named him Temos.
Went up and beat May with the help of a handy Potion. Free exp, yay ^^
Took out 1 of the trainers on route 102, trying to save them for the next pokemon I would add to my team...
Caught that pokemon in Petalburg Woods! It's a :t287: named Bracer.
Tried to train him up a bit before I got to Rustboro; took out every trainer I could. Entering the gym, he was lv 9 and Temos the :t255: was lv 15. By the time my team was facing up against Roxanne, :t287: was lv 10 and Temos was a :t256:. Perfect timing!
Roxanne was easily taken care of.

Took out the rest of the trainers near Rustboro (thanks to Cut on my HM/pickup slave Zigzagoon), retrieved Peeko and took off to Dewford.
Beat up the fishermen, delivered the letter to Steven. Attempted Brawly's gym. The trainers were ok, helping my :t287: to grow to lv 12 and my :t256: to grow to lv 18.
Unfortunately, Brawly's levels were much higher than theirs.
First try: Machop's Karate Chop OHKO'd Bracer. Machop's Chops + Leer + Super Potions fell my Temos. Whiteout.
Second try: Machop's Karate Chop OHKO'd Bracer -.- . Temos tried a new strategy - Focus Energy. Machop Bulked Up twice, but Temos then spammed crit-hit Pecks for the win. Makuhita fell in two crits as well, actually posing less of a problem than Machop for the first time ever. :>
Temos grew to lv 19.

Took the ship down to Slateport and wasted the trainers on the beach and in the beach house. Took out the Magma grunts and a crazed Pokefan.

My current team:

:t256: - Temos, lv 20. Peck, Double Kick, Focus Energy, Ember
:t287: - Bracer, lv 15. Scratch, Encore, Yawn, Slack Off
:t263: - Slave, lv 3. HM slave.



Update:

My challenge is going pretty well, I've set Temos the :t256: to the side in favour of my awesome duo:

:t288: Bracer
:t329: Buzzsaw

Neither are going to evolve, ever, because I prefer their middle forms ^^ I'm kind of doing an informal Sandwich challenge at the same time :>

Anyway, they're about to take on Wallace after embarrassingly running away from the Groudon battle (not allowed to kill it, didn't feel like catching it). See the screens below.

Buzzsaw will soon get Strength move-deleted and be taught EQ for better type coverage.


Final update:

Beat up Wallace, he wasn't that hard. Then swept through the sea trainers, booted everyone out of Victory Road (:t288: - Bracer, lv 54 soloed Wally with no damage xD) and bought 129 Hyper Potions and assorted other stuff for the League. I knew it wasn't going to be easy.

Team:

:t288: Bracer lv 54
:t329: Buzzsaw lv 53


Attempted the E4 once, killed Sydney with Bracer (Swagger hax and Focus Punch abuse helped), took out Phoebe with GREAT difficulty and MANY revives (Ice Beam Dusclops hurt >.<). Buzzsaw eventually Crunched those Ghosts to death.
Glacia then killed me easily.
Reset!
Went off to train in the Trick House, because there were 3 challenges I hadn't done yet.

When my guys got back,
they were each level 55.

Attempt number 2: Pwned Sydney the same way, pwned Phoebe with just as much difficulty (these battles are actually BATTLES), got up to Glacia.
Bracer managed to Focus Punch Glalie and Sealeo on the Hail (>:}), then got Attracted by the other Sealeo. Eventually crit-Slashed it to death. Took out Glalie with a few Slashes and was quickly beaten by Walrein -.-

Attempt number 3: Sydney was a bit tougher because this time, he haxxed the Swagger. Still, my team knocked him out. Phoebe hadn't changed (sigh), then Glacia.
Bracer Hyper Potion-stalled until all her pokemon had fainted to crit-Slashes! Buzzsaw helped with a Screech or two before dying, as well.
Going well! Drake was next.
Buzzsaw Dragonbreathed Shelgon, then Bracer Slashed Altaria and Flygon number 1. Flygon number 2 was a bit more difficult, haxxing the burn on Flamethrower a bit too often. Hyper Potion-stalled it. Switched Buzzsaw in to Salamence so Bracer could un-Intimidate, Buzzsaw Screeched it and then died to Dragon Claw. Bracer Slashed it to death.
Good!
Champion time!
Skarmory >.< Argh. Crit-Focus-Punched it eventually (lucky! : D).
Armaldo spammed Ancientpower, but got no boost. Buzzsaw switched in, Screeched twice, and EQ'd it. Easy kill.
Aggron died nicely to a Screech and an Earthquake.
METAGROSS! RUN! >.< Meteor Mash was an automatic OHKO on Buzzsaw (he can't really take a hit). Screech didn't work, because of Metagross's Clear Body. Bracer couldn't really do anything. Whited out.

Luckily, I'd saved after Drake so I didn't have to beat my way through the ranks again.

Attempt number 4:
Skarmory >.< This time, Buzzsaw triple-Screeched it and Bracer got a lucky Focus Punch on Skarm's Toxic.
Armaldo got the Ancientpower boost O.O That thing was suddenly a tank. Buzzsaw eventually managed to Screech it 3 times after multiple Revive-Hyper Potion - Hyper Potion - Hyper Potion - Revive - Hyper Potion combos. EQ then killed it in 1 hit.
Aggron did exactly what it did last time. Also, Thunder o.O
METAGROSS!!! >.< Killed Buzzsaw - Bracer resurrected him and survived with a few HP. Buzzsaw came in - Earthquake. Meteor Mash missed. Earthquake. Meteor Mash missed. Full Restore. Earthquake. Earthquake CRIT YEEES!!! DEAD Metagross!!!
Claydol came in and walled. Buzzsaw counteracted Light Screen with Crunch SDef-decreases... but then Claydol got the Ancientpower boost. The damn thing couldn't actually do anything to Buzzsaw (Levitate>EQ), but BOY was it hard to kill. Got it down to the red... Full restore. Curse you, Steven. Eventually, it died to a crit Crunch (yay! : D).
Cradily wasn't so bad, Screech, Screech - Ancientpower boost!!! Damn it! Still, a couple of Earthquakes were enough to take it down after Steven Full Restored twice.
Bracer and Buzzsaw defeated the Champion!!! With the help of 40 Hyper Potions and an array of other medicines ^^'

Welcome to the hall of fame!
:t288: Bracer lv 57
:t329: Buzzsaw lv 57

Vigoroth and Vibrava were an amazing team. I'm very proud of them.


I am a CHAMPION of this challenge ^^
Please, if anyone's still modding this - I'd appreciate my name on the list, because I'm very proud of this run : )

Azure
October 8th, 2010, 03:18 PM
Sounds like fun, and makes it more challenging, nice idea! :).

Name: SuicuneTM
Game: Pokémon Yellow
In-game Name: Joe

mondays suck
October 24th, 2010, 09:34 AM
Alright,I had saved in Fuschia and soon found out I had already beaten cycling road, but not yet the eastern routes. So that's what I did first, and it took quite a while. After that, it was...
http://i887.photobucket.com/albums/ac79/mondayssukc/th_a1-198.png?t=1287940994
Koga Time! Actually the random Hypnos owned by random game trainers were a lot harder.

A few water routes (although I still have to beat the one between Cinnabar and Seafoam) and a very annoying Mansion later...
http://i887.photobucket.com/albums/ac79/mondayssukc/th_a2-160.png?t=1287940994
...I got another easy badge.
Blaine is weird. He had a sleeping Growlithe at Full HP out and used a Super Potion. And not only once. Later, Ponyta and Rapidash actually did something (didn't hurt much, because Snorlax had some Amnesias up), but against Arcanine, again: Full HP, Blaine uses a Super Potion. The hell? Can the human even do that, use Potions at Full HP?

http://i887.photobucket.com/albums/ac79/mondayssukc/th_a3-148.png?t=1287940994http://i887.photobucket.com/albums/ac79/mondayssukc/th_a4-129.png?t=1287940994http://i887.photobucket.com/albums/ac79/mondayssukc/th_a5-121.png?t=1287940994
The team. RBY is probably easy mode for this challenge, since there are just so many random trainers around (quite a few of them usually get ignored), minimizing the need for any grinding.
...and since the AI is not the smartest, the Elite 4 probably won't be that hard either, even with the slight level advantage (I estimate I will get my team to around level 57 by then) they'll have.

Amore
October 25th, 2010, 12:48 AM
Well...this is how I normally play my games up until the strongest trainer (Blue 2nd round / Red / Steven / Barry), so...sign me up!

Player Name: Amore.
Game Played: HeartGold.
Progress:

Well, I've just downloaded my Mew, so I'm in Cherrygrove City, and it's looking like I'll end up with this at the moment:

http://archives.bulbagarden.net/media/upload/0/09/Spr_4h_157.png
Blaze
Quirky

Sunny Day
Solarbeam
Focus Blast
Eruption

http://archives.bulbagarden.net/media/upload/0/06/Spr_4h_162.png
Furr
Gentle

Sucker Punch
Dig
Return
U-Turn

I've decided not to plan my team, just catch pokemon and raise them if I feel like it...I think it'll be more fun that way (and if I start ditching them for new ones, the Elite Four should be interesting....)

Nevermind, I failed, I got stuck into a 5 minute battle between my Zubat and a Rattata...luckily, Supersonic saved me...so, yeah, I failed.