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Sammuthegreat
October 10th, 2010, 07:01 AM
Got any Pokemon stuck in your PC, waiting for the day they're finally given the chance to shine? Maybe you couldn't catch them before you beat the Elite Four. Maybe you had to choose a different Pokemon because they'd make completing the game easier. Maybe there were just too many awesome Pokemon to choose from, and seeing as you can only have a team of 6, some cool Pokemon that you always wanted to raise just slipped through the net...

Well, here's your chance to finally give them their turn to shine! Everyone must have a stack of Pokemon stashed away somewhere that they never got the chance to use on a team, even if you really wanted to originally. Catch them as normal, trade (at as low a level as possible, preferably as eggs) or hack them to a new game, and complete a playthrough with team members you've never used before!

To sign up, use the following form:

Name:
Game:
List of Pokemon that got away:
Number required:
Any specific requirements: (E.g. certain types for HM purposes. Please try to avoid asking for one specific Pokemon)

This challenge is open to all Generations, and Ultimate and Monotype Challenges are also possible if you'd like. So, make your list of Pokemon you always wanted to raise but never got round to it, and let the person below you choose which ones will make up your team! HM Slaves are allowed. The Challenge is completed when you beat the E4 at their highest levels - so if there's an option to rematch the E4 at higher levels, the Challenge doesn't end until you do so. Red, if he's available, is an optional extra.

Optional Rule (thanks to Cathar for the inspiration):
Now I'm a bit of a budding story-writer. I love to come up with storylines, characters and plot twists, and whenever I do any run of a Pokemon game, each of my Pokemon end up assuming some sort of personality - it's just a natural by-product of how my mind works, and how each Pokemon's performances add to their overall "feel." That's really what this Challenge is about - finding new Pokemon whose "feel" you like.

So, the optional rule. If you want a bit more challenge in your run, and you want to give each of your Pokemon a bit more personality, then come up with a few traits for each Pokemon when you first start to use them. This could be anything, positive or negative - you might decide that your Metapod is a reckless, vicious monster, or you might decide your Salamence is a gentle giant who's scared of bugs, or you might decide that your Persian doesn't like to get her claws dirty. It's really up to you - use the Pokemon's nature or your own imagination, and come up with a personality for each Pokemon.

After that, it's up to you to figure out how the Pokemon's personality will affect gameplay. Using the above three examples, you may decide that your hot-headed Metapod must always be the lead Pokemon in trainer battles, or that your scaredy-cat Salamence cannot fight against Bug-types, or that prissy Persian cannot use claw-based attacks. I want to leave this completely open to Challengers, because I think it'll be interesting to see the sort of storylines people come up with, and it'll be great to see how people view different Pokemon in different lights.

So, if you want optional rules, just wait till you're assigned a team, come up with a personality for each team member, and put your extra rules in your first team-impressions post!

Challengers:

RBY: TrilbyMenetti, KoboraX, myrrhman, Itz Spadezz, Arnold, The Slice of Cheese, TheFinalBrandon

GSC: KoboraX, Hybrid Trainer, Snow Phoenix, The Sceptile King, pkfire0, WeightyWillBill, Chartreusk, JettenD, GolurkIsDaBomb

RSE: Ragnia, PsychoJigglypuff, agumon, dragonomega, Jayster23, SeventySeven, -Cygnus-, MythologicalHAX, Zeffy, Rizzy, thenickel09, Aww Shucks, kitred123, Arceus8888, TurkishDelight, pokepokemo, Sydian, Rafael p, мσятε gғx™, waters_echo

FRLG: ger345, Ces soirees-la, NeroTH, Wi-fi Battler, crazyEevee, Slash Arena, Skitty1, pokedude123456, Chirp, Patch93

DPPt: torcoal, adhdguitar, brodioh, Clairissa, Cathar, Loppy, KoboraX, GolurkIsDaBomb, Kimbo, Pringle, Omn

HGSS: Shiny Politoed, Mistyblu, nojokes, TheUltimateFail, Gearuvagen, Hacki101, Sammuthegreat, youfail1, SuperSaiyanII, Tyranit, Lo~li~Pop, スティブ, FatCat147, jdthebud, 14Henderson7, Chartreusk, King!

BW: baladamy, tachikaze316, Reader_Maniac, ahungryhamster, KoboraX, jacktheninjadude

ULTIMATE CHALLENGERS:
Seeds Horizon: Kanto - Johto - Hoenn - Sinnoh - Unova
tachikaze316: Kanto - Johto - Hoenn - Sinnoh - Unova
DVK: Kanto - Johto - Hoenn - Sinnoh - Unova
Kimbo: Kanto - Johto - Hoenn - Sinnoh - Unova
Lance394: Kanto - Johto - Hoenn - Sinnoh - Unova
~Hot n' Cold~: Kanto - Johto - Hoenn - Sinnoh - Unova
pokedude123456: Kanto - Johto - Hoenn - Sinnoh - Unova
GolurkIsDaBomb: Kanto - Johto - Hoenn - Sinnoh - Unova
TheFinalBrandon: Kanto - Johto - Hoenn - Sinnoh - Unova

Champions:

RBY:
Vaporeon7 http://www.pokemonelite2000.com/sprites/dpicon/dpicon026.pnghttp://www.pokemonelite2000.com/sprites/dpicon/dpicon047.pnghttp://www.pokemonelite2000.com/sprites/dpicon/dpicon036.pnghttp://www.pokemonelite2000.com/sprites/dpicon/dpicon097.pnghttp://www.pokemonelite2000.com/sprites/dpicon/dpicon062.pnghttp://www.pokemonelite2000.com/sprites/dpicon/dpicon142.png
InfernoRogue http://www.pokemonelite2000.com/sprites/dpicon/dpicon055.pnghttp://www.pokemonelite2000.com/sprites/dpicon/dpicon028.pnghttp://www.pokemonelite2000.com/sprites/dpicon/dpicon122.png

GSC:
jujuju http://www.pokemonelite2000.com/sprites/dpicon/dpicon190.pnghttp://www.pokemonelite2000.com/sprites/dpicon/dpicon168.pnghttp://www.pokemonelite2000.com/sprites/dpicon/dpicon091.pnghttp://www.pokemonelite2000.com/sprites/dpicon/dpicon055.pnghttp://www.pokemonelite2000.com/sprites/dpicon/dpicon097.pnghttp://www.pokemonelite2000.com/sprites/dpicon/dpicon110.png
WeightyWillBill http://www.pokemonelite2000.com/sprites/dpicon/dpicon130.pnghttp://www.pokemonelite2000.com/sprites/dpicon/dpicon135.pnghttp://www.pokemonelite2000.com/sprites/dpicon/dpicon045.pnghttp://www.pokemonelite2000.com/sprites/dpicon/dpicon190.png
Porygon Z http://www.pokemonelite2000.com/sprites/dpicon/dpicon083.pnghttp://www.pokemonelite2000.com/sprites/dpicon/dpicon089.pnghttp://www.pokemonelite2000.com/sprites/dpicon/dpicon185.pnghttp://www.pokemonelite2000.com/sprites/dpicon/dpicon199.pnghttp://www.pokemonelite2000.com/sprites/dpicon/dpicon212.pnghttp://www.pokemonelite2000.com/sprites/dpicon/dpicon234.png
tachikaze316 http://www.pokemonelite2000.com/sprites/dpicon/dpicon171.pnghttp://www.pokemonelite2000.com/sprites/dpicon/dpicon168.pnghttp://www.pokemonelite2000.com/sprites/dpicon/dpicon028.pnghttp://www.pokemonelite2000.com/sprites/dpicon/dpicon192.pnghttp://www.pokemonelite2000.com/sprites/dpicon/dpicon126.pnghttp://www.pokemonelite2000.com/sprites/dpicon/dpicon234.png
Kimbo http://www.pokemonelite2000.com/sprites/dpicon/dpicon217.pnghttp://www.pokemonelite2000.com/sprites/dpicon/dpicon031.pnghttp://www.pokemonelite2000.com/sprites/dpicon/dpicon166.pnghttp://www.pokemonelite2000.com/sprites/dpicon/dpicon124.png

RSE:
-Cygnus- http://www.pokemonelite2000.com/sprites/dpicon/dpicon126.pnghttp://www.pokemonelite2000.com/sprites/dpicon/dpicon178.pnghttp://www.pokemonelite2000.com/sprites/dpicon/dpicon087.pnghttp://www.pokemonelite2000.com/sprites/dpicon/dpicon128.png
tachikaze316 http://www.pokemonelite2000.com/sprites/dpicon/dpicon219.pnghttp://www.pokemonelite2000.com/sprites/dpicon/dpicon337.pnghttp://www.pokemonelite2000.com/sprites/dpicon/dpicon182.pnghttp://www.pokemonelite2000.com/sprites/dpicon/dpicon267.pnghttp://www.pokemonelite2000.com/sprites/dpicon/dpicon326.pnghttp://www.pokemonelite2000.com/sprites/dpicon/dpicon368.png
Magikarplvl.98 http://www.pokemonelite2000.com/sprites/dpicon/dpicon119.pnghttp://www.pokemonelite2000.com/sprites/dpicon/dpicon351.pnghttp://www.pokemonelite2000.com/sprites/dpicon/dpicon169.pnghttp://www.pokemonelite2000.com/sprites/dpicon/dpicon110.pnghttp://www.pokemonelite2000.com/sprites/dpicon/dpicon202.pnghttp://www.pokemonelite2000.com/sprites/dpicon/dpicon303.png
GolurkIsDaBomb http://www.pokemonelite2000.com/sprites/dpicon/dpicon227.pnghttp://www.pokemonelite2000.com/sprites/dpicon/dpicon262.pnghttp://www.pokemonelite2000.com/sprites/dpicon/dpicon321.pnghttp://www.pokemonelite2000.com/sprites/dpicon/dpicon313.pnghttp://www.pokemonelite2000.com/sprites/dpicon/dpicon344.pnghttp://www.pokemonelite2000.com/sprites/dpicon/dpicon324.png
Kimbo http://www.pokemonelite2000.com/sprites/dpicon/dpicon358.pnghttp://www.pokemonelite2000.com/sprites/dpicon/dpicon112.pnghttp://www.pokemonelite2000.com/sprites/dpicon/dpicon136.pnghttp://www.pokemonelite2000.com/sprites/dpicon/dpicon237.pnghttp://www.pokemonelite2000.com/sprites/dpicon/dpicon334.pnghttp://www.pokemonelite2000.com/sprites/dpicon/dpicon224.png

FRLG:
DVK http://www.pokemonelite2000.com/sprites/dpicon/dpicon208.pnghttp://www.pokemonelite2000.com/sprites/dpicon/dpicon362.pnghttp://www.pokemonelite2000.com/sprites/dpicon/dpicon229.pnghttp://www.pokemonelite2000.com/sprites/dpicon/dpicon212.pnghttp://www.pokemonelite2000.com/sprites/dpicon/dpicon171.pnghttp://www.pokemonelite2000.com/sprites/dpicon/dpicon142.png
Kimbo http://www.pokemonelite2000.com/sprites/dpicon/dpicon024.pnghttp://www.pokemonelite2000.com/sprites/dpicon/dpicon203.pnghttp://www.pokemonelite2000.com/sprites/dpicon/dpicon359.pnghttp://www.pokemonelite2000.com/sprites/dpicon/dpicon080.pnghttp://www.pokemonelite2000.com/sprites/dpicon/dpicon357.pnghttp://www.pokemonelite2000.com/sprites/dpicon/dpicon206.png
tachikaze316 http://www.pokemonelite2000.com/sprites/dpicon/dpicon101.pnghttp://www.pokemonelite2000.com/sprites/dpicon/dpicon131.pnghttp://www.pokemonelite2000.com/sprites/dpicon/dpicon107.pnghttp://www.pokemonelite2000.com/sprites/dpicon/dpicon038.pnghttp://www.pokemonelite2000.com/sprites/dpicon/dpicon089.pnghttp://www.pokemonelite2000.com/sprites/dpicon/dpicon122.png
GolurkIsDaBomb http://www.pokemonelite2000.com/sprites/dpicon/dpicon018.pnghttp://www.pokemonelite2000.com/sprites/dpicon/dpicon057.pnghttp://www.pokemonelite2000.com/sprites/dpicon/dpicon097.pnghttp://www.pokemonelite2000.com/sprites/dpicon/dpicon103.pnghttp://www.pokemonelite2000.com/sprites/dpicon/dpicon073.png
XxHarryxX http://www.pokemonelite2000.com/sprites/dpicon/dpicon038.pnghttp://www.pokemonelite2000.com/sprites/dpicon/dpicon009.pnghttp://www.pokemonelite2000.com/sprites/dpicon/dpicon135.pnghttp://www.pokemonelite2000.com/sprites/dpicon/dpicon106.pnghttp://www.pokemonelite2000.com/sprites/dpicon/dpicon105.png

DPPt:
boomerjp http://www.pokemonelite2000.com/sprites/dpicon/dpicon230.pnghttp://www.pokemonelite2000.com/sprites/dpicon/dpicon462.pnghttp://www.pokemonelite2000.com/sprites/dpicon/dpicon103.pnghttp://www.pokemonelite2000.com/sprites/dpicon/dpicon330.png
jdthebud http://www.pokemonelite2000.com/sprites/dpicon/dpicon452.pnghttp://www.pokemonelite2000.com/sprites/dpicon/dpicon038.pnghttp://www.pokemonelite2000.com/sprites/dpicon/dpicon348.pnghttp://www.pokemonelite2000.com/sprites/dpicon/dpicon171.pnghttp://www.pokemonelite2000.com/sprites/dpicon/dpicon227.png
tachikaze316 http://www.pokemonelite2000.com/sprites/dpicon/dpicon071.pnghttp://www.pokemonelite2000.com/sprites/dpicon/dpicon049.pnghttp://www.pokemonelite2000.com/sprites/dpicon/dpicon419.pnghttp://www.pokemonelite2000.com/sprites/dpicon/dpicon115.pnghttp://www.pokemonelite2000.com/sprites/dpicon/dpicon475.pnghttp://www.pokemonelite2000.com/sprites/dpicon/dpicon211.png

HGSS:
Sammuthegreat http://www.pokemonelite2000.com/sprites/dpicon/dpicon454.pnghttp://www.pokemonelite2000.com/sprites/dpicon/dpicon139.pnghttp://www.pokemonelite2000.com/sprites/dpicon/dpicon429.pnghttp://www.pokemonelite2000.com/sprites/dpicon/dpicon203.pnghttp://www.pokemonelite2000.com/sprites/dpicon/dpicon149.pnghttp://www.pokemonelite2000.com/sprites/dpicon/dpicon127.png
Seeds Horizon http://www.pokemonelite2000.com/sprites/dpicon/dpicon131.pnghttp://www.pokemonelite2000.com/sprites/dpicon/dpicon475.pnghttp://www.pokemonelite2000.com/sprites/dpicon/dpicon075.pnghttp://www.pokemonelite2000.com/sprites/dpicon/dpicon094.pnghttp://www.pokemonelite2000.com/sprites/dpicon/dpicon215.png

BW:


Userbars: (Thanks to jdthebud!)
http://img89.imageshack.us/img89/1493/onesgotawayrby.png

http://img208.imageshack.us/img208/153/onesgotawaygsc.png

http://img822.imageshack.us/img822/6135/onesgotawayrse.png

http://img840.imageshack.us/img840/8657/onesgotawayfrlg.png

http://img204.imageshack.us/img204/9071/onesgotawaydppt.png

http://img301.imageshack.us/img301/4475/onesgotawayhgss.png

http://img259.imageshack.us/img259/812/onesgotawaybw.png


When you finish the Challenge, do a quick review of each of your team members - impressions and team awards would be great. As this Challenge is all about finding out the strengths of Pokemon you didn't previously know, it'd be cool to hear your impressions of your newly raised Pokemon!

Some example team awards:
The One Most/Least Valuable Pokemon (M/LVP)
The One with the Best/Worst Moveset
The One Trick Pony
The One that Needed the Most Revives
The One that Under/Overachieved
The One that was an Unstoppable Force
The One that Beat the Odds (a Pokemon that repeatedly beat types it's weak against, or defied its low stats with a towering performance)
The One I'll Use Again
The One I Wish I'd Never Used
The One with the Most Awesome Typing
The One Gym Destroyer
The One Elite Four Destroyer
The One that Wouldn't Stay Down
The One that Wouldn't Stay Up
The One that Levelled Up the Quickest
The One that Always Lagged Behind
The One that Annoyed the Most Opponents
The One your Rival Feared
The One that I Wish I'd Raised Differently

Please feel free to suggest your own Awards

tachikaze316
October 11th, 2010, 01:48 AM
You can use Dragonite, Toxicroak, Pinsir, Girafarig, Mismagius and Omastar

Name: Tachikaze
Game: Pearl
Pokemon that got away:
Rotom
Mismagius
Drifblim
Gliscor
Weavile
Gallade
Froslass
Leafeon
Abomasnow
Drapion
Toxicroak
Carnivine
Hippowdon
Skuntank
Ambipom
Floatzel
Pachirisu
Arbok
Venomoth
Armaldo
Victreebel
Ariados
Hitmontop
Octillery
Armaldo
Qwilfish
Cradily
Kangaskhan
Hitmonchan
Rampardos
Mantine
Kabutops

Number required: 6
Specific requirements: N/A

jujuju
October 11th, 2010, 05:40 AM
You can use Floatzel, Qwilfish, Victreebel, Venomoth, Kangaskhan and Gallade

Game: Gold
Pokemon that got away: (In no particular order)
Hitmontop
Stantler
Mantine
Gligar
Forretress
Aipom
Azumarill
Xatu
Ariados
Furret
Lapras
Tangela
Weezing
Lickitung
Hypno
Cloyster
Dewgong
Rapidash
Tentacruel
Golduck
Arbok
Fearow
# of pokemon: 6

Blue
October 11th, 2010, 07:01 AM
You can use Floatzel, Qwilfish, Victreebel, Venomoth, Kangaskhan and Gallade

Game: Gold
Pokemon that got away: (In no particular order)
Hitmontop
Stantler
Mantine
Gligar
Forretress
Aipom
Azumarill
Xatu
Ariados
Furret
Lapras
Tangela
Weezing
Lickitung
Hypno
Cloyster
Dewgong
Rapidash
Tentacruel
Golduck
Arbok
Fearow
# of pokemon: 6

Still need to check through my PC Pokémon, but Jujuju, you get

Cloyster
Hypno
Golduck
Ariados
Aipom
Weezing

jujuju
October 11th, 2010, 08:56 AM
Thanks suicune, I'll get on that right away.

tachikaze316
October 11th, 2010, 02:14 PM
You can use Floatzel, Qwilfish, Victreebel, Venomoth, Kangaskhan and Gallade

Game: Gold
Pokemon that got away: (In no particular order)
Hitmontop
Stantler
Mantine
Gligar
Forretress
Aipom
Azumarill
Xatu
Ariados
Furret
Lapras
Tangela
Weezing
Lickitung
Hypno
Cloyster
Dewgong
Rapidash
Tentacruel
Golduck
Arbok
Fearow
# of pokemon: 6

Thanks, I'll get started soon.

Alli
October 11th, 2010, 02:29 PM
Just a quick question, as I'm considering entering this so I have something to do in spare time, but we can enter this even if we've beaten the Elite Four, right? You implied it, but I just wanted to double check. Thanks in advance.

Sammuthegreat
October 11th, 2010, 03:50 PM
Just a quick question, as I'm considering entering this so I have something to do in spare time, but we can enter this even if we've beaten the Elite Four, right? You implied it, but I just wanted to double check. Thanks in advance.

Erm... Well, I had intended it to be a playthrough challenge, so probably not, unless you mean on GSC/HGSS to raise a team to beat Red. Otherwise it's not really a challenge at all, you'd just be raising Pokemon with no real goal. The aim was to make you use Pokemon you'd never got around to using before on a team; I don't really see where the beginning or end of the "challenge" would be if you'd already beaten the E4.

tachikaze316
October 11th, 2010, 04:05 PM
So, in that case...it's just a playthrough only catching our designated team members, right? If so, can I cheat for the 5 team members I can't catch pre-national dex?

Alli
October 11th, 2010, 04:43 PM
Erm... Well, I had intended it to be a playthrough challenge, so probably not, unless you mean on GSC/HGSS to raise a team to beat Red. Otherwise it's not really a challenge at all, you'd just be raising Pokemon with no real goal. The aim was to make you use Pokemon you'd never got around to using before on a team; I don't really see where the beginning or end of the "challenge" would be if you'd already beaten the E4.

Hm, I just kinda got the vibe that this team is crafted from Pokemon that are just sitting in your PC, not having to start over. I was thinking you'd raise a team to use against the E4, and it'd be harder for some games since the E4 gets stronger after you beat them a certain number of times. But that answers that then.

Sammuthegreat
October 12th, 2010, 01:48 AM
So, in that case...it's just a playthrough only catching our designated team members, right? If so, can I cheat for the 5 team members I can't catch pre-national dex?

Of course.

Hm, I just kinda got the vibe that this team is crafted from Pokemon that are just sitting in your PC, not having to start over. I was thinking you'd raise a team to use against the E4, and it'd be harder for some games since the E4 gets stronger after you beat them a certain number of times. But that answers that then.

It's essentially a variation on the Random Pokemon Challenge, but using Pokemon you actually always wanted to raise but never did.

jujuju
October 12th, 2010, 01:50 PM
Could I actually replace Cloyster with something. I forgot that you cant get a water stone in gold until late in the game. Unless i would be able to hack in water stone.

Sammuthegreat
October 12th, 2010, 02:40 PM
Could I actually replace Cloyster with something. I forgot that you cant get a water stone in gold until late in the game. Unless i would be able to hack in water stone.

To be honest, I don't really mind hacking, as this challenge is all about getting to use Pokemon you never have before; who would I be to deny you the opportunity to use a Cloyster just because you can't get a Water Stone till after the E4 in Gold.

If for whatever reason you can't get the Stone, take Xatu!

jujuju
October 12th, 2010, 02:42 PM
To be honest, I don't really mind hacking, as this challenge is all about getting to use Pokemon you never have before; who would I be to deny you the opportunity to use a Cloyster just because you can't get a Water Stone till after the E4 in Gold.

k thanks, i'll stick with cloyster

First Update:
Started by taking a Totodile and catching a Spinarak after going through all of the beginning stuff. Grinded Spinarak until he was able to take on Falkner;
http://img230.imageshack.us/img230/4391/gotawayfalkner.png
Forgot to take a picture in the battle, but basically I got lucky with some poison hax. Continued along by defeating the Rockets and taking on Bugsy. Spinarak evolved along the way;
http://img840.imageshack.us/img840/4944/gotawaybugsy.png
Got through Ilex and caught a Drowzee. Grinded it up a bit and it evolved into a Hypno. Whitney was pretty easy after this;
http://img801.imageshack.us/img801/2445/gotawaywhitney.png
Caught a Koffing in Ecruteak. Hypno still took down Morty's entire gym
http://img829.imageshack.us/img829/2840/gotawaymorty.png

Current Team:
:t097:
Lv. 32
Headbutt
Fire Punch
Confusion
Hypnosis

:t109:
Lv. 31
Sludge
Tackle
Smog
Rollout

:t168:
Lv. 30
Poison Sting
Leech Life
Night Shade
Constrict

tachikaze316
October 15th, 2010, 09:59 PM
Started my challenge, first update:

-Chose the male trainer, named myself Tachi and my rival Gav.
-Chose the grass type starter...Bellsprout!
-Was attacked by a wild Starly, Bellsprout whipped it. Whipped it good.
-Erm, apparently something screwed up and Gav got himself a Turtwig...which is wierd because the Turtwig ball had my Bellsprout in it.
-Headed to Rowan's lab, nicknamed Bellsprout Devo and got my pokedex.
-Beat some trainers on Route 202, entered Jubilife City
-Delivered Gav's Parcel, got a town map.
-Beat a couple of kids, got tm10.
-Taught Devo Hidden Power, decided to test it on a couple of wild pokemon, doesn't affect Starly, hits Shinx for neutral damage = Ghost, I believe
-Got my Poketch, decided to grind to lv13
-Rival battle was pathetically easy, but I had a level advantage and sleep powder, so that's to be expected...
-Battled all the trainers on the way to Oreburgh City.
-Told Roark to get back to the gym.
-Proceeded to show him what Devo does when a problem comes along.

Team:
Devo/Bellsprout Lv.16
-Vine Whip
-Growth
-Sleep Powder
-Hidden Power (Ghost)

jujuju
October 17th, 2010, 09:31 AM
Update #2 Beat the Elite 4!:
After catching a Shellder, Psyduck and Aipom, I went on to defeat Chuck easily
http://img178.imageshack.us/img178/7927/gotawaychuck.png
Jasmine was just as easy with Ariados taking down both of her Magnemite
http://img297.imageshack.us/img297/291/gotawayjasmine.png
After defeating the rockets in Mahogany, Pryce was the next one down
http://img177.imageshack.us/img177/5474/gotawaypryce.png
Clair was by far the hardest one to beat. Her thunderbolt dragonair destroyed my Golduck and my Shellder making it very difficult to take he down. On my second try though, Hypno pulled through
http://img403.imageshack.us/img403/4913/gotawayclair.png
I realized that there was no way that my team would get through the Elite 4, so I got every pokemon to level 50
I forgot to take a picture of Will, but it resulted in Aipom Shadow Balling his Slowbro for the win
Koga was pretty easy as Hypno was able to take everythyng down with either Fire Punch or Psychic
http://img294.imageshack.us/img294/8021/gotawaykoga.png
Bruno went down basically exactly the same way
http://img137.imageshack.us/img137/1097/gotawaybruno.png
It seems that most of my wins were because of Hypno...
Anyway, Karen went down after Cloyster took down her Houndoom
http://img826.imageshack.us/img826/8320/gotawaykaren.png
And finally, Lance. Lance was by far and away the easiest Elite 4 member as Golduck simply soloed the entire thing and barely lost any HP
http://img220.imageshack.us/img220/3420/gotawaylanc.png
Next Time Kanto

Current Team:
:t055:
Lv. 54
Strength
Ice Punch
Surf
Waterfall

:t097:
Lv. 52
Fire Punch
Headbutt
Hypnosis
Psychic

:t110:
Lv. 51
Rollout
Sludge Bomb
Destiny Bond
Haze

:t168:
Lv. 50
Poison Sting
Dig
Fury Swipes
Flash

:t190:
Lv. 51
Headbutt
Shadow Ball
Thunderpunch
Cut

:t091:
Lv. 51
Ice Beam
Surf
Whirlpool
Swift

Alpha King
October 17th, 2010, 04:40 PM
Name: WeightyWillBill
Game: Gold
List of Pokemon that got away:

Togepi*
Venonat*
Drowzee*
Hoothoot*
Oddish*
Eevee
Ledyba*
Furret
Geodude*
Poliwhirl*
Aipom
Gyarados
Vaporeon
Tangela
Cubone*
Slowpoke*
Pidgey*
Rhydon
Ninetales
Flareon
Houndour*
Piloswine*
Vileplume
Heracross
Xatu
Dugtrio
Machoke
Hitmonchan
Hitmonlee
Pikachu*
Jolteon
Golbat*
Weezing
*Please note that some of these Pokemon involve their evo's/pre-evo's (:


Number required: 4 sounds good
Any specific requirements: One of them could surf? =D

tachikaze316
October 17th, 2010, 05:51 PM
I'm not sure if I'm supposed to give you your team or if you're meant to wait for someone else to sign up but if I am supposed to...you can have a Gyarados, Vileplume, Jolteon and Aipom.
____________________________

Update #2

-Headed back to Jubilife City
-Caught a Bidoof and Starly for slaving purposes
-Helped Dawn beat up the Galactic grunts
-Headed to Floaroma Town
-Caught Miles the Buizel, figured he was probably strong enough to take on the grunt outside the windworks.
-Took on the grunt outside the windworks, Miles would've KOd it, but got crit'd with scratch on what should've been the last turn... finished him off with Devo.
-Miles beat up the grunts in the Meadow, got the works key
-Headed back to the windworks, beat up Mars.
-Battled my way to the Eterna Forest, met Cheryl, decided this'd be the closest thing to a logical place to find a Venonat in Sinnoh
-Caught Mothra the Venonat
-Fought through the forest, Devo evolved
-Entered Eterna, got Hm01, taught it to Bidoof
-Headed to the gym, beat all the trainers (You're standing in a corner facing a tree...that is not hiding, honestly, do they think I'm looking down from the sky or something?)
-Mothra swept through Gardenia's team. Poison Powder/Leech Life for Cherubi and Turtwig and Confusion for Roserade

Team:
Devo/Weepinbell Lv.21
-Vine Whip
-Growth
-Sleep Powder
-Hidden Power (Ghost)
Mothra/Venonat Lv.18
-Leech Life
-Confusion
-Disable
-Poison Powder
Miles/Buizel Lv.16
-Quick Attack
-Water Gun
-Pursuit
-Swift

Alpha King
October 17th, 2010, 07:40 PM
I'm not sure if I'm supposed to give you your team or if you're meant to wait for someone else to sign up but if I am supposed to...you can have a Gyarados, Vileplume, Jolteon and Aipom.


Awesome, BUT I'd have to cheat for 2 (rather than 1) of those stones if I want to have fully evolved Pokemon, is that okay?

Sammuthegreat
October 19th, 2010, 01:00 AM
Awesome, BUT I'd have to cheat for 2 (rather than 1) of those stones if I want to have fully evolved Pokemon, is that okay?

That's fine.

Sorry I've been away for a few days as our phone line broke, but I'll add you to the challengers list! Have fun.

Alpha King
October 20th, 2010, 11:45 AM
Update:
(So I hacked in Aipom because me=lazy and I didn't want to headbutt trees for hours). So here in picture form is my progress.


http://i562.photobucket.com/albums/ss61/WillBillrox/goldneverusedfalkner.png

http://i562.photobucket.com/albums/ss61/WillBillrox/goldneverusedmagikarp.png

http://i562.photobucket.com/albums/ss61/WillBillrox/goldneverusedgyradosevo.png

http://i562.photobucket.com/albums/ss61/WillBillrox/goldneverusedbugsy.png

http://i562.photobucket.com/albums/ss61/WillBillrox/goldneverusedrivalsilver.png

http://i562.photobucket.com/albums/ss61/WillBillrox/goldneverusedoddish.png
(It took me way too long to find an Oddish in Ilex Forest. So much for being common..)

http://i562.photobucket.com/albums/ss61/WillBillrox/goldneverusedgloomevo.png

(Grinded a whole bunch before moving on to Whitney)
http://i562.photobucket.com/albums/ss61/WillBillrox/goldneverusedwhitney.png

Team Stats (Just moves this time)
http://i562.photobucket.com/albums/ss61/WillBillrox/goldneverusedgloomstats.png
http://i562.photobucket.com/albums/ss61/WillBillrox/goldneverusedgyaradosstats.png
http://i562.photobucket.com/albums/ss61/WillBillrox/goldneverusedaipomstats.png


We are now training up the road towards Ecruteak =D

jujuju
October 20th, 2010, 11:59 AM
I finished the challenge! I really hate updating throughout Kanto so I will just post the final battle

Pokemon Before Red
http://img231.imageshack.us/img231/3007/gotawayaipom.pnghttp://img213.imageshack.us/img213/8331/gotawayariados.pnghttp://img259.imageshack.us/img259/2295/gotawaycloyster.png
http://img98.imageshack.us/img98/7924/gotawaygolduck.pnghttp://img541.imageshack.us/img541/8066/gotawayhypno.pnghttp://img101.imageshack.us/img101/9937/gotawayweezing.png

If you're interested in how it all went down here is the battle log
Red Battle:
Ariados vs. Pikachu
Pikachu used Thunder
Ariados dug a hole
Pikachu used Thunder (Missed)
Ariados used Dig
Pikachu Fainted

Ariados vs. Snorlax
Ariados used Giga Drain
Snorlax used Body Slam
Ariados Fainted

Weezing vs. Snorlax
Weezing used Sludge Bomb
Snorlax used Body Slam
Weezing used Sludge Bomb
Snorlax used Body Slam
Weezing used Destiny Bond
Snorlax used Body Slam
Weezing Fainted
Snorlax Fainted

Aipom vs. Espeon
Espeon used Psychic
Aipom Fainted

Hypno vs. Espeon
Espeon used Reflect
Hyno used Hypnosis
Espeon fell asleep
Hypno used Headbutt
Hypno used Fire Punch
Hypno used Psychic
Hypno used Psychic
Hypno used Psychic
Espeon Fainted

Golduck vs. Charizard
Charizard used Fire Spin (Missed)
Golduck used Surf
Charizard used Flamethrower (Critical Hit)
Golduck used Surf
Charizard Fainted

Hypno vs. Venusaur
Venusaur used Sunny Day
Hypno used Psychic
Venusaur used Solarbeam
Hypno used Psychic
Venusaur Fainted

Hypno vs. Blastoise
Blastoise used Rain Dance
Hypno used Psychic
Blastoise used Surf
Hypno used Psychic
Blastoise used Surf
Hypno Fainted

Cloyster vs. Blastoise
Blastoise used Whirlpool (Missed)
Cloyster used Ice Beam
Blastoise used Surf (Critical Hit)
Cloyster Fainted

Golduck vs. Blastoise
Golduck used Strength (Critical Hit)
Blastoise Fainted


End Result
http://img443.imageshack.us/img443/1222/gotawayred.png

Great Challenge, I enjoyed it.

Shiny Politoed
October 20th, 2010, 12:57 PM
This sounds fun :D I'm serchign my diamond PC now and these are pokemon i'd love to try raising :)



Name: Lucas :D

Game: Heart gold

List of Pokemon that got away:
*=I wanna try :)

Drifloon*
gastly
shuppet
Eevee (surprising i know)
Bagon
Trapinch
gastly
mime JR
spoink
Scyther
yanma*really wanna try this one :)
mantyke
aron
larvaitar
carvanha
wailmer
remoraid
smoochum
aipom*
Number required:
6Any specific requirements:
flying and water for sure :P
and these are all coming from eggs :)

Sammuthegreat
October 21st, 2010, 01:23 AM
This sounds fun :D I'm serchign my diamond PC now and these are pokemon i'd love to try raising :)



Name: Lucas :D

Game: Heart gold

List of Pokemon that got away:
[B][I] Number required:
6Any specific requirements:
flying and water for sure :P
and these are all coming from eggs :)

Ok... I'll give you Aipom, Yanma, Drifloon, Spoink, Carvanha and Eevee. I assume you'll be evolving them though! Added you to the Challengers list.

P.S. Congratulations to our first Champion, jujuju!

P.P.S. In case anyone's wondering, I will be doing this Challenge asap but I'm currently working on a HeartGold playthrough so I can catch a Misdreavus to breed and trade across to my Challenge game... One of the very few Pokemon I don't actually have yet!

560cool.
October 21st, 2010, 02:22 AM
Um, yes, I've talked to sammu about implementing a separate challenge in which we train our boxed Pokemon from finished games.
Basically, we put up a list of the Pokemon which we caught for Pokedex during our playthroughs and never got to train them. Now, we don't want to restart the game, we just want to train those little guys. But the sea of junk (no pun intended) is so vast we have no idea if we'll pick a Ratatta or a Sentret. See ? This is where it helps.
When sammu updates the thread, I'll post my junk list and have someone select six Pokemon. And, golly, it's a long one... (considering my count of 399 in Pokedex in HG).

I've made a thread for it, after all. I'll make a link to this challenge in case some people want to make a full playthrough with unused Pokemon. ^_^

tachikaze316
October 22nd, 2010, 07:20 PM
Update #3

-Headed into the Galactic building, Miles brutalised everything (Okay, Devo helped with Skuntank, but it was only sleep powder).
-Got the bicycle and Explorer kit
-Rode down Cycling Road, got the Vs Seeker and Dowsing Machine
-Encountered Cyrus in Mt Coronet, he spouted some fauxlosophic bull**** and walked away
-Caught a bibarel-HM slave and a male Ralts (named Bridget, 5 internets to anyone who gets the reference)
-Entered Hearthome City and got attacked by a Buneary, went to the contest hall, got a tuxedo.
-Battled Gav, had completely forgotten he was here...good thing this is Pearl though or he might've been slightly dangerous. :P
-Headed to Solaceon Town, Miles and Bridget evolved.
-Went on to Veilstone city, rode straight through to Pastoria Town
-Caught Khan the Kangaskhan in the Great Marsh (Where it'd normally be available post-E4)
-Went back to Veilstone and headed to the gym
-Miles beat Meditite with 2 crunches, Devo sleep powder+hidden powered Machoke, Lucario swept most of my team leaving him it at ~30%HP and Miles at ~85%, Miles won with Aqua Jet spam

Team:
http://archives.bulbagarden.net/media/upload/1/17/Spr_4d_070.png
Devo/Weepinbell Lv.25
-Vine Whip
-Acid
-Sleep Powder
-Hidden Power (Ghost)
http://archives.bulbagarden.net/media/upload/e/ea/Spr_4d_048.png
Mothra/Venonat Lv.27
-Leech Life
-Psybeam
-Disable
-Poison Powder
http://archives.bulbagarden.net/media/upload/f/f4/Spr_4d_419_m.png
Miles/Floatzel Lv.28
-Aqua Jet
-Water Gun
-Crunch
-Swift
http://archives.bulbagarden.net/media/upload/1/1d/Spr_4d_115.png
Khan/Kangaskhan Lv.26
-Bite
-Dizzy Punch
-Mega Punch
-Tail Whip
http://archives.bulbagarden.net/media/upload/e/ed/Spr_4d_281.png
Bridget/Kirlia Lv.22
-Confusion
-Double Team
-Teleport
-Magical Leaf

Alpha King
October 23rd, 2010, 10:03 AM
Update:


Got an Eevee from Bill, grinded to level 30 so it could learn bite, hacked in thunderstone. (:
http://i562.photobucket.com/albums/ss61/WillBillrox/goldneverusedjolteonevo.png

http://i562.photobucket.com/albums/ss61/WillBillrox/goldneverusedmorty.png

http://i562.photobucket.com/albums/ss61/WillBillrox/goldneverusedrivalsilver2.png

http://i562.photobucket.com/albums/ss61/WillBillrox/goldneverusedchuck.png

I grinded all my Pokemon for a few hours, and for gloom I grinded til it knew Petal Dance.


http://i562.photobucket.com/albums/ss61/WillBillrox/goldneverusedjasmine.png

http://i562.photobucket.com/albums/ss61/WillBillrox/goldneverusedpryce.png

Hacked in Leaf Stone before destroying Team Rocket
http://i562.photobucket.com/albums/ss61/WillBillrox/goldneverusedvileplumeevo.png

http://i562.photobucket.com/albums/ss61/WillBillrox/goldneverusedrivalsilver3.png

http://i562.photobucket.com/albums/ss61/WillBillrox/goldneverusedclaire.png

http://i562.photobucket.com/albums/ss61/WillBillrox/goldneverusedrivalsilver4-1.png

http://i562.photobucket.com/albums/ss61/WillBillrox/goldneverusedwill.png

And that's where I left off..
Team Stats (only moves)
http://i562.photobucket.com/albums/ss61/WillBillrox/goldneverusedvileplumestats.png
http://i562.photobucket.com/albums/ss61/WillBillrox/goldneverusedaipomstats2.png
http://i562.photobucket.com/albums/ss61/WillBillrox/goldneverusedjolteonstats.png
http://i562.photobucket.com/albums/ss61/WillBillrox/goldneverusedgyradosstats2.png

boomerjp
October 26th, 2010, 02:55 PM
Alright so im gonna do this one, sounds cool :)

Name: boomerjp

Game: You pick between any Gen III or Gen IV game (except HG)

List of Pokemon that got away:
Tyranitar, Misdreavus, Exeggutor, Hitmonchan, Hitmonlee, Dugtrio, Fearow, Raichu, Nidoking, Hypno, Parasect, Blissey, Crobat, Ninetales, Arcanine, Persian, Poliwrath, Machamp, Dragonite, kingdra, Rapidash, kingler, any fossil pokemon, xatu, porygon-z, Lapras, rhyperior, tangrowth, weavile, Probopass, magnezone, slaking, Gallade, Flygon, Milotic, Walrein, Spiritomb, Electivire, banette, Lucario

Number required: pick 6, and I will pick 4

Any specific requirements: Fully Evolved, you can do monotype if you want, kill 2 birds with one stone :D

Sammuthegreat
October 26th, 2010, 03:11 PM
Alright so im gonna do this one, sounds cool :)

Name: boomerjp

Game: You pick between any Gen III or Gen IV game (except HG)

List of Pokemon that got away:
Tyranitar, Misdreavus, Exeggutor, Hitmonchan, Hitmonlee, Dugtrio, Fearow, Raichu, Nidoking, Hypno, Parasect, Blissey, Crobat, Ninetales, Arcanine, Persian, Poliwrath, Machamp, Dragonite, kingdra, Rapidash, kingler, any fossil pokemon, xatu, porygon-z, Lapras, rhyperior, tangrowth, weavile, Probopass, magnezone, slaking, Gallade, Flygon, Milotic, Walrein, Spiritomb, Electivire, banette, Lucario

Number required: pick 6, and I will pick 4

Any specific requirements: Fully Evolved, you can do monotype if you want, kill 2 birds with one stone :D

I'll pick Diamond, and the following 6 for you to choose from:

Exeggutor, Magnezone, Banette, Kingdra, Rapidash, Flygon. I'll add you to the list of challengers right away.

Enjoy!

jdthebud
October 26th, 2010, 04:10 PM
My turn to sign up. Updates may be inconsistent though.

Name: Jdthebud

Game: Any Sinnoh game

List of Pokemon that got away:
Aerodactyl, Kabutops, Armaldo, Metagross, Magmortar, Drifblim, Froslass, Steelix, Gliscor, Vespiqueen, Weavile, Draipon, Floatzel, Porygon-Z, Gallade, Beautifly, Shiftry, Breloom, Ludiicolo, Crawdaunt, Grumpig, Hariyama, Sharpedo, Mr. Mime, Skamory, Kangaskhan, Lucario, Persian, Ninetales, Wailord, Lanturn, Lapras, Walrien, Tenatacruel, Hitmonchan, Absol.

Number required: 5

Any specific requirements: Fully Evolved; no more than 2 Pokemon of same type; at least 1 that can learn Fly (Aerodactyl, Skarmory, Drifblim).

Thanks!

Sammuthegreat
October 27th, 2010, 12:44 AM
My turn to sign up. Updates may be inconsistent though.

Name: Jdthebud
Game: Any Sinnoh game
List of Pokemon that got away:
Aerodactyl, Kabutops, Armaldo, Metagross, Magmortar, Drifblim, Froslass, Steelix, Gliscor, Vespiqueen, Weavile, Draipon, Floatzel, Porygon-Z, Gallade, Beautifly, Shiftry, Breloom, Ludiicolo, Crawdaunt, Grumpig, Hariyama, Sharpedo, Mr. Mime, Skamory, Kangaskhan, Lucario, Persian, Ninetales, Wailord, Lanturn, Lapras, Walrien, Tenatacruel, Hitmonchan, Absol.
Number required: 5
Any specific requirements: Fully Evolved; no more than 2 Pokemon of same type; at least 1 that can learn Fly (Aerodactyl, Skarmory, Drifblim).

Thanks!

I'll give you... Skarmory, Ninetales, Drapion, Lanturn, Armaldo. I'm not sure if you want me to choose your game, but if you do, then have a go at Platinum.

jdthebud
October 27th, 2010, 03:42 AM
I'll give you... Skarmory, Ninetales, Drapion, Lanturn, Armaldo. I'm not sure if you want me to choose your game, but if you do, then have a go at Platinum.

Thanks. Yeah, I wanted you to choose the game. This will be a pretty good team. I'm gonna have to trade/hack in a couple eggs - Skarmory and Chinchou can't be obtained until after the Elite Four, I will hack in a Claw fossil after I get the Underground Kit in Eterna City and revive it in Oreburgh, and I will catch Vulpix in-game by hacking it in where it can be found with a Dongle. Skorupi will be caught normally I guess. And Bidoof/Bibarel for the HM slave of course!

tachikaze316
October 29th, 2010, 03:02 AM
Update #4

-Healed up and helped Dawn get her Pokedex back.
-Taught Starly fly and headed to Pastoria Gym
-Miles KOd Gyarados with Crunch, Quagsire should've gone down to Devo but woke up immediately after being put to sleep and proceeded to crit slam, Bridget finished it with Magical Leaf. Floatzel fell to Mothra and Khan's combined efforts.
-Battled Gav again, he still hasn't evolved anything but his starter...gym leaders are using level 30 Floatzels and Lucarios and he still hasn't evolved anything but turtwig...what the hell?!
-Beat a Team Galactic grunt, spoke to Cynthia, got the SecretPotion
-Taught Starly Defog
-Flew to Solaceon Town, headed north
-Cured the Psyduck, Cynthia showed up (if she was gonna be in the area, why'd I have to do this?)
-Got the Old Charm and headed to Celestic Town
-Beat a Galactic Grunt and delivered the Old Charm
-Looked at some cave paintings, got HM03
-Flew back to Hearthome, taught Miles Surf and headed to the gym.
-Miles swept the gym with Crunch.

Team:
http://archives.bulbagarden.net/media/upload/1/17/Spr_4d_070.png
Devo/Weepinbell Lv.27
-Vine Whip
-Acid
-Sleep Powder
-Hidden Power (Ghost)
http://archives.bulbagarden.net/media/upload/e/ea/Spr_4d_048.png
Mothra/Venonat Lv.29
-Leech Life
-Psybeam
-Disable
-Poison Powder
http://archives.bulbagarden.net/media/upload/f/f4/Spr_4d_419_m.png
Miles/Floatzel Lv.29
-Aqua Jet
-Surf
-Crunch
-Swift
http://archives.bulbagarden.net/media/upload/1/1d/Spr_4d_115.png
Khan/Kangaskhan Lv.29
-Bite
-Dizzy Punch
-Mega Punch
-Tail Whip
http://archives.bulbagarden.net/media/upload/e/ed/Spr_4d_281.png
Bridget/Kirlia Lv.28
-Confusion
-Calm Mind
-Teleport
-Magical Leaf

Alpha King
October 29th, 2010, 11:26 AM
Finished the challenge!!
Here's the ending (Excuse me for skipping Lt.Surge snap shot)


http://i562.photobucket.com/albums/ss61/WillBillrox/goldneverusedbruno.png

http://i562.photobucket.com/albums/ss61/WillBillrox/goldneverusedkoga.png

http://i562.photobucket.com/albums/ss61/WillBillrox/goldneverusedkaren.png

http://i562.photobucket.com/albums/ss61/WillBillrox/goldneverusedlance.png

http://i562.photobucket.com/albums/ss61/WillBillrox/goldneverusederika.png

http://i562.photobucket.com/albums/ss61/WillBillrox/goldneverusedjanine.png

http://i562.photobucket.com/albums/ss61/WillBillrox/goldneverusedmisty.png

http://i562.photobucket.com/albums/ss61/WillBillrox/goldneverusedbrock.png

http://i562.photobucket.com/albums/ss61/WillBillrox/goldneverusedblaine.png

http://i562.photobucket.com/albums/ss61/WillBillrox/goldneverusedsabrina.png

http://i562.photobucket.com/albums/ss61/WillBillrox/goldneverusedgary.png

http://i562.photobucket.com/albums/ss61/WillBillrox/goldneverusedred.png


Final Team Stats
http://i562.photobucket.com/albums/ss61/WillBillrox/goldneverusedfinalaipomstats.png
http://i562.photobucket.com/albums/ss61/WillBillrox/goldneverusedfinalgyaradosstats.png
http://i562.photobucket.com/albums/ss61/WillBillrox/goldneverusedfinaljolteonstats.png
http://i562.photobucket.com/albums/ss61/WillBillrox/goldneverusedfinalvileplumestats.png

Sammuthegreat
October 29th, 2010, 12:58 PM
Congratulations WeightyWillBill, our second Champion! I'll add you to the list now.

Excuse my tardiness but I genuinely will be starting this challenge before much longer. I'm currently undergoing the laborious process of trading all, yes, ALL 400+ of my Pokemon collection from Diamond onto HeartGold, where they will stay for the foreseeable future (probably until I get Black/White). Who the hell made the trading animation SO SLOW?!!?

Anyway, once they're all on HG, I'll get breeding, and transfer the eggs over to my SoulSilver game; then I'll do the challenge.

Alpha King
October 30th, 2010, 11:16 AM
I think I might do this again.. On Emerald, I think (:

Number of Pokemon: 4 will do.
Special Requests: One that could learn surf, please?
Another list of the ones that got away (All fully evolved this time [unless I've already used the evo] + 3rd gen pokemon)

Togetic
Venomoth
Dusclops
Hypno
Dustox
Noctowl
Hariyama
Ledian
Furret**
Seviper
Graveler/Golem
Aggron
Flaffy
Poliwrath
Vaporeon
Linoone
Tangela
Marowak
Slowpoke
Pidgeot
Rhydon
Ninetales
Yanma
Flareon
Houndoom
Shedinja
Piloswine
Heracross
Absol
Xatu
Dugtrio
Machoke
Hitmonchan
Hitmonlee
Mightyena
Raichu
Golbat
Lunatone
Sudowoodo
Weezing
Nosepass
Raticate
Solrock
Marshtomp

Ragnia
October 30th, 2010, 06:45 PM
I would like to try this
Name:Ragnia
Game:Ruby(Rom)
Special Request:A Pokemon that can learn surf
Number of Pokemon:5
Pokemon that got away:Vileplume
Parasect
Primeape
Rapidash
Dewgong
Noctowl
Ledian
Bellossom
Girafarig
Masquerain
Delcatty
Sableye
Altaria
Claydol
Kecleon
Umbreon
Spinda
Sandslash

Sammuthegreat
October 31st, 2010, 02:54 AM
I think I might do this again.. On Emerald, I think (:

Number of Pokemon: 4 will do.
Special Requests: One that could learn surf, please?
Another list of the ones that got away (All fully evolved this time [unless I've already used the evo] + 3rd gen pokemon)

Togetic
Venomoth
Dusclops
Hypno
Dustox
Noctowl
Hariyama
Ledian
Furret**
Seviper
Graveler/Golem
Aggron
Flaffy
Poliwrath
Vaporeon
Linoone
Tangela
Marowak
Slowpoke
Pidgeot
Rhydon
Ninetales
Yanma
Flareon
Houndoom
Shedinja
Piloswine
Heracross
Absol
Xatu
Dugtrio
Machoke
Hitmonchan
Hitmonlee
Mightyena
Raichu
Golbat
Lunatone
Sudowoodo
Weezing
Nosepass
Raticate
Solrock
Marshtomp


Solrock, Flareon, Slowpoke, Sudowoodo.

I would like to try this
Name:Ragnia
Game:Ruby(Rom)
Special Request:A Pokemon that can learn surf
Number of Pokemon:5
Pokemon that got away:Vileplume
Parasect
Primeape
Rapidash
Dewgong
Noctowl
Ledian
Bellossom
Girafarig
Masquerain
Delcatty
Sableye
Altaria
Claydol
Kecleon
Umbreon
Spinda
Sandslash

Dewgong, Primeape, Masquerain, Altaria, Parasect.

Added you both to the Challengers list. Good luck and enjoy!

Ragnia
October 31st, 2010, 08:54 AM
First entry time!!!
Chose treecko so May would have torchic
Hacked to get seel,paras,and mankey.
Got Kurusu(Seel)
Shroomy(Paras)
and Alexis(Mankey) all up to lvl. 6
Then, I went to defeat May which I did easily.
Wnt onto next route and deafeated some trainers.
Decided to get Surskit caught a girl named her Alice.
Went into the gym and helped Wally get a ralts.

Current team:
Alice(Surskit)
Lvl:8
Item:None
Nature:Hasty
Ability:Swift Swim
Moves:Bubble
Quick Attack

Alexis(Mankey)
Lvl:7
Item:None
Nature:Docile
Ability:Vital Spirt
Moves:Scratch
Leer

Kurusu(Seel)
Lvl:7
Item:None
Ability:Thick Fat
Nature:Lax
Moves:Headbutt


Shroomy(Paras)
Lvl:7
Item:None
Nature:Bashful
Ability:Effect Spore
Moves:Scratch
Stun Spore

boomerjp
October 31st, 2010, 12:47 PM
Started Diamond a couple days ago. Haven't gotten very far. I am going to be using Flygon, Kingdra, Magnezone, and Exeggutor.

Named myself I, chose a girl avatar, and named my "friend" ASH. Chose Chimchar as starter. Hacked in Trapinch/Horsea, and just beat the first Gym with them. Magnemite/Exeggcute are waiting in the sidelines for now until I get those two up a bit to help with the level grinding.

Team I:

Trapinch - L15
Moves:
Bite
Sand-Attack

Horsea - L15
Moves:
Water Gun
SmokeScreen
Bubble
Leer


This is going a bit slower than I thought, but I am currently doing a Ultimate Monotype w/ Fighting so I'll do this when I get bored of getting owned by Flying types.

Ragnia
October 31st, 2010, 01:58 PM
Update 2!!!
Did a lot
Wnet through the forest and beat the grunt
went to rustburo
Beat gym, got rock tomb
Saved devon goods and peeko
got pokenav
Got cut
Went back through forest and go miracle seed gave to shroomy also got quick claw gave to Kurusu
Went to dewford and beat gym taught Alexis bulk up
gave letter to steven
got silk scarf gave to Alice
went to slateport and gave devon goods to captain stern
Went up to next route after getting everyone to lvl 25 and evolving Alice and Shroomy.
Beat all trainers and May.
Went to Mauville and got bike.
Beat Wally and went into gym.
Battled all trainers and beat Wattson.
Decided to do more training.
Got everyone to lvl 31.
Alexis evolved at lvl 28
Done for now
Current team:
Kurusu(Seel)
Lvl:31
Item:Quick Claw
Ability:Thick Fat
Nature:Lax
Moves:Headbutt
growl
Icy Wind
Aurora Beam

Alice(Masquerain)
Lvl:31
Item:Silk Scarf
Nature:Hasty
Ability:Intimidate
Moves:Bubble
Quick Attack
Water Sport
Gust

Alexis(Primeape)
Lvl:31
Item:None
Nature:Docile
Ability:Vital Spirt
Moves:Scratch
Bulk Up
Low Kick
Karate chop
Shroomy(Parasect)
Lvl:31
Item:Miracle seed
Nature:Bashful
Ability:Effect Spore
Moves:Scratch
Stun Spore
Spore
Bullet Seed

Sammuthegreat
November 2nd, 2010, 03:17 PM
I have finally traded all the Pokemon I need over to my main HG game, and so I've bred my Ones That Got Away team. They're currently waiting on HG at Lv.1 until tomorrow, when I'll start a new SS game and trade them over to start the challenge. So I'll finally get to play through my own challenge! Hurrah!

Anyways, a pre-update of my team:

http://www.pokemonelite2000.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/09/138.png Lv.1, Male, Mild. Somewhat stubborn.
http://www.pokemonelite2000.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/09/203.png Lv.1, Female, Sassy. Somewhat of a clown.
http://www.pokemonelite2000.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/09/200.png Lv.1, Female, Docile. Somewhat vain.
http://www.pokemonelite2000.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/09/127.png Lv.1, Male, Quiet. A little quick-tempered.
http://www.pokemonelite2000.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/09/147.png Lv.1, Male, Adamant. Scatters things often.
http://www.pokemonelite2000.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/09/453.png Lv.1, Male, Relaxed. Quick to flee.

Looking forward to starting this one!

tachikaze316
November 2nd, 2010, 11:01 PM
Update #5

-Saw Cynthia outside the gym, got a not so subtle hint that I was meant to go to Canalave City
-Went back to Mt. Coronet and got a Dawn Stone, evolved Bridget into his new non-trap form...maybe I should rename him
-Headed into the Oreburgh Gate to get a Brick Break TM
-Battled a couple of trainers on the way to Canalave City, Mothra evolved
-Mined up a couple of Heart Scales, taught Bridget (Renamed Bang [Yay, references]) Leaf Blade and Mothra Silver Wind
-Got a Leaf Stone from Floroama Meadow and evolved Devo
-Used a couple of TMs, beat Gav's team easily
-Headed to Iron Island to get my next team member, Fugu the Qwilfish
-Went back to Canalave Gym, beat all the trainers without taking any damage...
-Khan and Bang teamed up against Bronzor, Miles beat Steelix with Surf and Fugu destroyed Bastiodon with Revenge. (Still no one out of green health.)

Team:http://archives.bulbagarden.net/media/upload/2/2c/Spr_4d_071.png
Devo/Victreebel Lv.30
-Giga Drain
-Acid
-Sleep Powder
-Return
http://archives.bulbagarden.net/media/upload/9/97/Spr_4h_049.png
Mothra/Venomoth Lv.32
-Psybeam
-Gust
-Silver Wind
-Sleep Powder
http://archives.bulbagarden.net/media/upload/f/f4/Spr_4d_419_m.png
Miles/Floatzel Lv.32
-Aqua Jet
-Surf
-Crunch
-Swift
http://archives.bulbagarden.net/media/upload/1/1d/Spr_4d_115.png
Khan/Kangaskhan Lv.34
-Crunch
-Dizzy Punch
-Tail Whip
-Brick Break
http://archives.bulbagarden.net/media/upload/3/3b/Spr_4d_475.png
Bang/Gallade Lv.34
-Leaf Blade
-Psycho Cut
-Drain Punch
-Calm Mind
http://archives.bulbagarden.net/media/upload/6/6e/Spr_4h_211.png
Fugu/Qwilfish Lv.31
-Stockpile
-Revenge
-Spit Up
-Toxic Spikes

Sammuthegreat
November 3rd, 2010, 05:20 AM
I finally started my Challenge. I picked Chikorita and beat my rival, and traded my team across from HG, all at Lv.1. I swiftly realised how good it would have been to raise them to Lv.5 before trading them, because grinding an Omanyte is tough when it's Lv.1 and its only attack it Constrict, which does a mighty 1 damage to Pidgeys.

After beating that very first Pidgey though (at the cost of 2 potions and about 15 Constrict PP) Omanyte went straight to Lv.3 though, including a +3 Sp.Atk boost when he hit Lv.3. It was worth it in the end, then. I decided to get each Pokemon to Lv.4 before I started to actually move on. Misdreavus was next, and was just as tricky although for different reasons. The wild Sentret I bumped into used Foresight and Scratch did a lot more damage to Misdreavus than Psywave did to it; I switched in Pinsir and ViceGrip sorted Sentret out, who bizarrely decided to use consecutive Foresights. The next battle, a wild Pidgey, proved easier for Misdreavus despite Psywave's unpredictability, as of course Tackle couldn't hit her. She dinged to Lv.4 and I moved onto Girafarig.

Girafarig's displays in levelling up were hopefully not a sign of things to come; despite having Facade (105 base power with STAB) she had pitiful defences and went down to two Scratches from Sentret. With Pinsir's help though she managed to level up in the end - things improved exponentially as soon as she got past Lv.1, to the point that she was two-shotting enemies by Lv.3 - and so did Pinsir in the process, with ease, and his Attack rose dramatically.

Dratini was next, and I was pleasantly surprised to find that his moveset included Thunder Wave and Extremespeed. His father was a Dragonair that I'd half-raised on Pokemon Diamond, so he had a bit of a headstart move-wise. Extremespeed caused Sentret some problems even with Dratini only at Lv.1, and with Girafarig's help he levelled up in no time. It's pretty lucky he's rather handy already, because it'll be a long time before he's fully evolved!

The last Pokemon I had to raise was Croagunk, and I was about to do so when I realised his only offensive move was Astonish, which wouldn't hit Sentret or Pidgey. Dash and blast. Luckily though, Croagunk's part-Poison typing meant that he'd be invaluable against all the annoying Weedle around here, whom he could hit. Terrific stuff, especially considering that his starting stats were lower than all 5 of my other party members. I was worried he'd be useless right from the off... So we moved on North from Cherrygrove and lo and behold, a Weedle attacked! Croagunk made short work of it and was at Lv.4 in no time, thankfully learning Mud-Slap along the way (he's still screwed against Pidgey though!).

Anyways, next time I'll do a proper update with less random waffle; I just wanted to post my (very) early impressions of my team before we got started properly. The team is as below in the spoiler tags at the time of writing.

http://www.pokemonelite2000.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/09/453.png
Croagunk, Male, Relaxed, Lv.4
Impressions: surprisingly useful so far, despite horrible starting stats and moveset. Can't be poisoned by Weedle and hits surprisingly hard.
http://www.pokemonelite2000.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/09/138.png
Omanyte, Male, Mild, Lv.4
Impressions: another whose typing will come in very handy, as Normal attacks tend to do just 1 damage. Can't hit too hard yet with only Constrict; for the moment better defensively than offensively.
http://www.pokemonelite2000.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/09/200.png
Misdreavus, Female, Docile, Lv.4
Impressions: something of an unknown quantity so far, mainly due to Psywave's unreliability. Good stats already and immunity to Normal moves helps a great deal though.
http://www.pokemonelite2000.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/09/203.png
Girafarig, Female, Sassy, Lv.4
Impressions: had a very shaky start, still the only one of my Pokemon to faint so far. Since then though she's gone from strength to strength; Facade hits so hard opponents don't have time to test her dodgy defences.
http://www.pokemonelite2000.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/09/147.png
Dratini, Male, Adamant, Lv.4
Impressions: best moveset of the lot, although stats are rounded but unimpressive just now. Solid if unspectacular thus far.
http://www.pokemonelite2000.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/09/127.png
Pinsir, Male, Quiet, Lv.4
Impressions: undoubtedly the star of the show so far, Pinsir was the Pokemon to step in when Girafarig, Misdreavus or Dratini encountered trouble. He's levelled up in remarkable time, and ViceGrip hits like a steam train. Shame his typing renders him unusable in the first Gym...

jdthebud
November 3rd, 2010, 09:07 AM
Just started mine on Platinum. Named self Jaskil, rival Nolan. Chose Piplup (Fluffy) and then hatched Skarmory (Silver) and Chinchou (Zapp) eggs in Sandgem, am currently in Jubilife City after beating Nolan for the second time.

Team Jaskil:
http://archives.bulbagarden.net/media/upload/0/0d/Spr_4d_170.png
Zapp (Chinchou, M) - L4
Nature: Modest, Ability: Volt Absorb
Moves: Bubble, Supersonic
http://archives.bulbagarden.net/media/upload/5/54/Spr_4d_227.png
Silver (Skarmory, F) - L7
Nature: Adamant, Ability: Keen Eye
Moves: Peck, Leer, Sand-Attack
http://archives.bulbagarden.net/media/upload/a/a1/Spr_4p_393.png
Fluffy (Piplup, M) - L7
Nature: Quirky, Ability: Torrrent
Moves: Pound, Growl
http://archives.bulbagarden.net/media/upload/a/ae/Spr_4p_399_f.png
Worker (Bidoof, F) - L3
Nature: Docile, Ability: Simple
Moves: Tackle

Won't update very often until my other challenges are in between regions.

Sammuthegreat
November 4th, 2010, 07:13 AM
Update 2:

- Cleared the Sprout Tower
- Beat Falkner using Misdreavus to Spite Pidgeotto's Roost down to 0PP and smacking it repeatedly with Girafarig's Facade and Omanyte's Water Gun
- Made it through Union Cave
- Cleared the Rockets out of the Slowpoke Well
- Beat Rival at Azalea Town
- Beat Bugsy using Misdreavus to Confuse Ray and Psywave Scyther, and Croagunk to soak up Kakuna's Poison Stings
- Caught the Farfetch'd and got Cut
- Move Tutored Headbutt onto all 6 Pokemon
- Got through Ilex Forest and reached Goldenrod.


http://www.pokemonelite2000.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/09/453.png
Croagunk, Male, Relaxed, Lv.17
Rock Smash, Faint Attack, Headbutt, Poison Sting
Impressions: really useful so far, mainly because of his awesome typing rendering Bug and Poison moves practically useless. I taught him Rock Smash and he learned Faint Attack so now he has a couple of decent offensive moves too.
http://www.pokemonelite2000.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/09/138.png
Omanyte, Male, Mild, Lv.15
Water Gun, Withdraw, Headbutt, Bite
Impressions: was more defensive than offensive until he learned Water Gun, when he suddenly became incredibly powerful due to his high Sp.Atk, aided by his nature. I didn't use him against Bugsy but he'll no doubt come in handy later, especially when he has AncientPower and (probably) Ice Beam.
http://www.pokemonelite2000.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/09/200.png
Misdreavus, Female, Docile, Lv.17
Confuse Ray, Astonish, Headbutt, Psywave
Impressions: getting better all the time, especially now she knows Confuse Ray and Astonish, which is slightly more reliable than Psywave. I can see her being an incredibly useful Pokemon, especially after I evolve her; opponents struggle to hit her, and her Sp.Atk just keeps rising and rising... I'm not usually the world's biggest fan of Ghost Pokemon (Banette aside) but this little lady is changing my view.
http://www.pokemonelite2000.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/09/203.png
Girafarig, Female, Sassy, Lv.17
Headbutt, Facade, Odor Sleuth, Confusion
Impressions: probably my most consistent Pokemon so far, although I couldn't use her against Bugsy because Scyther's U-turn would have decimated her. Facade and (now) Headbutt hit hard, aided by Confusion for all those annoying Weedles.
http://www.pokemonelite2000.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/09/147.png
Dratini, Male, Adamant, Lv.13
Thunder Wave, Headbutt, Twister, Extremespeed
Impressions: easily my biggest disappointment to date. His stats are pretty bad, Extremespeed doesn't hit hard enough yet to warrant only having 5PP, and Twister is a poor second option. Plus he levels up more slowly than the rest of my team. I know he'll improve, but for now he just isn't that useful...
http://www.pokemonelite2000.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/09/127.png
Pinsir, Male, Quiet, Lv.13
Headbutt, Cut, Rock Tomb, Seismic Toss
Impressions: started the Challenge insanely well, due to his raw, simple power. He hits hard still, but Vicegrip isn't quite as useful as it once was, and his typing has proved more of a burden than a bonus so far - he wasn't much use in either Gym, although I should have used him against Bugsy's Scyther - not only does he have the highest BST of my team at the moment, but he also knows Rock Tomb (which I forgot I'd taught him) which would have destroyed Scyther. Still, a simple but effective Pokemon, and the only one of my team who could learn Cut.

ger345
November 6th, 2010, 04:26 PM
Hmm. Sounds cool! Id like to join:
Name:Ger345
Game:Leaf Green
List of Pokemon that got away:

OMG!!!! SO MANY!
Paras
Parasect
Mantine
Remoraid
Ryhorn
Cacnea
Cacturne
Carvahna
houndour
pidgey
mr. mime
charmander
wingull
totdile
chickorita
cyndaquil
squirtle
bulbasaur
treeko
torchic
mudkip
smeargle
entie
suicune
rakou
taillow
makuhita
rattata
hoothoot
spearow (OMG!!! OVER 30 IN MY BOX!)
lugia
ho-oh
articuno
zapdos
moltres
sandshrew
staryu
seedot (PLEASE! NO!!!!!!!!!!)
aipom
caterpie
weedle
eevee
murkrow
sneasel
larvitar
poocheyena
sableye
groudon
kyogre (2 in my box. wait. HOW???????)
corpish
dratini
horsea
trapinch
swablu
bagon
smoochum
wow, that was alot of typing.

Number required:6
Any specific requirements:surf, fly, rock smash, flash, grass type, dragon type.



Jeez, never really new i had that many.

boomerjp
November 6th, 2010, 10:14 PM
After a couple long sessions over this past week, I have completed my Diamond run.

Here's how my journey turned out.

Update 1 - Oreburgh City - Victory Road



So after I got my last two members of my team, Magnemite and Exeggcute, I traveled from Oreburgh to Floaroma, beating trainers and leveling my team. I removed the Team Galactic threat and rescued the old man hostage and ran up to Eterna Forest.



I grinded in there for quite a while, getting my whole team to L17 before tackling the Eterna Gym. Got Cut right before from Cynthia. This gym was troublesome for me, since I had a Ground/Water that couldn't use, and Exeggcute doesn't really learn any good moves until later. Took me a couple tries to kill Roserade with Magnemite, but I emerged victorious in the end.



Headed south down Cycling Road after claiming a bicycle and explorer kit, and ran through Wayward Cave, grinding some more with the lost girl. Got Vs. Seeker and Dowsing MCHN. Bestest presents ever :D



Hearthome was next, grabbed a few items and beat ASH.



Solaceon Town was next, caught a Starly for Fly/Defog and climbed Lost Tower for Strength, taught to Chimchar (Rock Smash/Cut as well). Saw an Unown in the ruins and claimed a couple items there too.



Ran through Mt. Coronet, met a random dude with green hair, entered Veilstone City. Loaded up on Fresh Water/Lemonade in the Dept. Store. Exeggcute owned the gym with Confusion spam. Got a Coin Case (dunno why I never used it). Helped get Evan his PokeDex back from the thugs who "found" it. Grabbed Fly.



Back to Hearthome and exited south towards Pastoria. Magnemite evolved into Magneton around here. Horsea evolved into Seadra around here too. Beat some trainers, ran through the marsh and got some items. Arrived in Pastoria and got Defog from the Great Marsh. Taught it to Starly.



I love Pastoria City. Move Re-learner is here :D Taught Magneton Tri-Attack from him (until I get Flash Cannon) and proceeded to own the water gym with Exeggcute/Magneton.



Followed the Team Galactic grunt out of the city east, and made my way along the beach to the Hotel area, whipping trainers on the way. Found a Suite Card and claimed a Lava Cookie (yum!) and fought trainers inside the restaurant. Got the SecretPotion from Cynthia and flew back to the Psyduck blocking the way to Celestic Town.



Healed the Psyduck, got the Old Charm from Cynthia to deliver, and made my way there, clearing the fog along the way. Arrived in Celestic, beat up the grunt, got Surf as my reward. Taught it to Seadra.



Trapinch has evolved into Vibrava by now as well. Back to Hearthome to defeat the Ghost Gym. Confusion and Crunch (Vibrava) owns the Gym.



With Surf, I made my way to Floaroma to get a Leaf Stone. Evolved Exeggcute into Exeggutor. Taught him Sunny Day and Solar Beam. Pew Pew.



Canalave City is next. Surfed there, battling trainers along the way. Beat ASH, then the Gym. Exeggutor Solar Beamed/Seadra Surfed them all. Magneton also helped with Flash Cannon.



EXPLOSION!!!!!!!!!!!!! and story events. Boring I know.



Went to Iron Island to get my Riolu egg. Grinded a bit here with the instant healing.



Valor Lakefront next. Put a beat down on Galactic. Same story at all the other lakes. Got Ice Beam and Rock Climb on the snow path. Beat the Gym in Snowpoint with mostly Magnezone (evolved in the cave before the snow routes).



Used Rock Climb to claim Psychic TM, taught it to Exeggutor (Bye Bye Confusion). Went to Acuity Lake, more story events. Went to Galactic HQ and beat it easily. Vibrava evolves into Flygon. I free the 3 Psychic legendaries.



Time to kill Dialga. Mt. Coronet is way too long in my opinion. Final Galactic battle is a joke. Dig (Flygon) plus Sleep Powder (Exeggutor) beat Dialga.



Flew to the lakes again and picked up Thunder Bolt (Taught to Magnezone) and killed the 2 legendaries and Mesprit ran away. Hatched my Riolu for Nat'l Dex.



Sunyshore City now. Like I need to be told to battle the Gym Leader. Flygon raped with Ground immunity to Electric. Got Waterfall from Jasmine (Why is she here...) Taught it to Seadra.



Surfed to Victory Road. Healed up and bought some Max Repels. Made my way through. My team was all about 55 or so.



Update 2 - Elite Four (Both Times)



Aaron was rather easy. Actually the whole Elite Four was cake. I taught Rock Slide to Flygon, and most of his team is Bug/Flying. I killed Drapion with Earthquake (TM found in Wayward Cave) and the rest with Thunder Bolt when Flygon fainted.



Bertha went down to Earthquake/Surf/Solar Beam



Flint got rolled by Surf for his fire types and Onix, and Dragon Claw for the rest.



Lucian went down to Crunch (Flygon) and other random moves. Alakazam was a bit tough as he knows Focus Blast, but Thunder Wave/Thunder Bolt Spam took him down.



Cynthia was easy too. I taught Seadra Ice Beam (Forgot Waterfall beforehand) solely for Garchomp. Flygon got one shot by Dragon Rush, so I sent out Seadra...and he got one shot by a CRITICAL HIT Giga Impact. Damn. Reset and no critical hit Giga Impact meant a 2HkO with Ice Beam.



Yay, champion! However, I wanted to do it with kingdra, so I got the Nat'l Dex, and made my way out to the Survival area, where I spent about an hour catching Horsea until I got a Dragon Scale to evolve Seadra.



Time to challenge the E4 again!



Pretty much the same story for all the fights. Cynthia was a bit different, as I started with kingdra and dragon danced 3 times to get my speed up. Beat Spiritomb with 2 Surfs and then 2HkO'd Garchomp with Ice Beam (She used Brick Break for some reason...). The rest of her team fell to super effective attacks (Go Exeggutor!).



This was a really fun challenge :D

I think I might do it again for a Gen 3 or 2 game after I finish my other challenges.

Final Team I:

Kingdra - L60 @ Icicle Plate
Nature: Quirky
Ability: Sniper
Moves:
Surf
Dragon Pulse
Dragon Dance
Ice Beam

Magnezone - L58 @ Magnet
Nature: Quiet
Ability: Magnet Pull
Moves:
Thunderbolt
Thunder Wave
Magnet Rise
Flash Cannon

Exeggutor - L59 @ Mind Plate
Nature: Quiet
Ability: Chlorophyll (omnomnom Sunny Day)
Moves:
Solar Beam
Sunny Day
Sleep Powder
Psychic

Flygon - L59 @ Soft Sand
Nature: Adamant
Ability: Levitate
Moves:
Rock Slide
Dragon Claw
Crunch
Earthquake

Chimchar (HM Slave)
Strength
Rock Climb
Rock Smash
Cut

Starly (HM Slave)
Fly
Defog


Hmm. Sounds cool! Id like to join:
Name:Ger345
Game:Leaf Green
List of Pokemon that got away:

OMG!!!! SO MANY!
Paras
Parasect
Mantine
Remoraid
Ryhorn
Cacnea
Cacturne
Carvahna
houndour
pidgey
mr. mime
charmander
wingull
totdile
chickorita
cyndaquil
squirtle
bulbasaur
treeko
torchic
mudkip
smeargle
entie
suicune
rakou
taillow
makuhita
rattata
hoothoot
spearow (OMG!!! OVER 30 IN MY BOX!)
lugia
ho-oh
articuno
zapdos
moltres
sandshrew
staryu
seedot (PLEASE! NO!!!!!!!!!!)
aipom
caterpie
weedle
eevee
murkrow
sneasel
larvitar
poocheyena
sableye
groudon
kyogre (2 in my box. wait. HOW???????)
corpish
dratini
horsea
trapinch
swablu
bagon
smoochum
wow, that was alot of typing.

Number required:6
Any specific requirements:surf, fly, rock smash, flash, grass type, dragon type.



Jeez, never really new i had that many.

Go for Spearow (20 lol), Dratini, Staryu, Parasect, Sneasel, and Houndour.

Obviously, you can evolve them :)

Have fun! If non of them can learn Rock Smash or Flash, post here and I'll pick one that can. Shouldn't be a problem though I don't think.

Sammuthegreat
November 7th, 2010, 02:18 AM
Congratulations boomerjp, I'll add you to the Champions list right away. ger345, I've added you to Challengers.

BTW, I'm fairly sure Parasect learns both Rock Smash and Flash, so ger345 should be good to go.

Update 3:

- Cleared out the Goldenrod Underground
- Found Whitney dicking about in the Radio Tower. Proceeded to beat up all her Gym Trainer buddies
- Beat Whitney herself, primarily using my female team members, Misdreavus and Girafarig
- Moved on North from Goldenrod, beating up a Sudowoodo using Omanyte
- Reached Ecruteak. Beat up my rival (Manboob) at the Burnt Tower, even though my team were a bit underlevelled at this point
- Set the Beasts free, then got grinding (realised Morty's Lv.25 Gengar would destroy me otherwise)
- Eventually beat Morty and moved west to Olivine, having picked up Strength and Surf along the way


http://www.pokemonelite2000.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/09/453.png
Croagunk, Male, Relaxed, Lv.30
Rock Smash, Faint Attack, Focus Blast, Revenge
Impressions: growing into a really great Pokemon. His awesome typing covers his defensive frailties, and Focus Blast is hilariously overpowered for this stage of the game. The next 7 levels could be quite tough though - his BST of 300 might really start to hinder him at these higher levels until he evolves.
http://www.pokemonelite2000.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/09/138.png
Omanyte, Male, Mild, Lv.26
Rollout, Mud Shot, Headbutt, Surf
Impressions: another Pokemon who may struggle before he really starts to shine, Omanyte's been dependable when I've needed him. I feel I should have used him more throughout the game - he could have come in useful against all the Gym leaders so far, but I didn't use him because there was always one Pokemon more useful in those Gyms. We'll see though.
http://www.pokemonelite2000.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/09/200.png
Misdreavus, Female, Docile, Lv.26
Confuse Ray, Astonish, Headbutt, Psybeam
Impressions: only a small change to her moveset, but what a difference it's made. Psybeam kicks like a mule with her awesome Sp.Atk. She's still tough to hit and she's still going strong. Roll on Lv.37 when she learns Shadow Ball (and I evolve her)!
http://www.pokemonelite2000.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/09/203.png
Girafarig, Female, Sassy, Lv. 26
Reflect, Psybeam, Odor Sleuth, Strength
Impressions: probably my most consistent Pokemon so far, still. It's quite difficult to think of new things to say about Girafarig - she's still ahead of the rest and will be for a while yet (until the rest evolve). I kinda liked Girafarig before this Challenge... Now I love her.
http://www.pokemonelite2000.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/09/148.png
Dragonair, Male, Adamant, Lv.30
Thunder Wave, Headbutt, Dragon Rage, Extremespeed
Impressions: ladies and gentlemen, Team Sammuthegreat has had its first evolution! After he hit Lv.15 and learned Dragon Rage, things got a whole lot easier for young Dratini. The next 15 levels were a cinch, and Dragonair was the key to my success against Morty - or at least, Thunder Wave was, before Gengar critted a Shadow Ball. Bah. Still, he gets the award for Most Improved Pokemon.
http://www.pokemonelite2000.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/09/127.png
Pinsir, Male, Quiet, Lv.24
Headbutt, Cut, Rock Tomb, Brick Break
Impressions: Pinsir's nature perfectly describes his performance so far. After that blistering start, he's frankly not done very much. His typing hasn't come in particularly handy yet, and I keep finding myself raising other Pokemon to take on a Gym and forgetting to level poor Pinsir. He's still got plenty of time to come good though, and with his crazy Atk stat I'm sure he will.

jdthebud
November 7th, 2010, 07:46 PM
Update on my Platinum challenge:



Went to Oreburgh Town, picking up Rock Smash on the way.
Found Roark in the cave, and after getting Zapp up to L12, when he learns Water Gun, I took on the gym.

http://img201.imageshack.us/img201/1318/onesgotawayroark.png
Geodude and Onix were both OHKO by Water Gun, and Zapp was able to survive a Leer + Headbutt from Crainidos with 2 HP and 2HKO with Water Gun. The extra 2 HP is from a level up.


After talking to Nolan, I Rock Smashed my way through the cave and made my way to Floarama Town.
Got some berries, and saved the scientist from Team Galactic by beating Mars.

http://img832.imageshack.us/img832/3566/onesgotawaymars1.png

Went north to Eterna City, got Cut and challenged the gym with Silver.

http://img179.imageshack.us/img179/9389/onesgotawaygardenia.png
Turtwig and Cherrim were easily taken care of by Peck, but Cherrim Leech Seeded and Roserade paralyzed Silver. She fought through it, though, and 3HKO Roserade with Peck.


With Cut in hand, went to save the Bike Shop owner.
Talked to Looker (crazy guy), then beat all the Grunts.
On the top floor, found another Galactic leader, Jupiter.

http://img710.imageshack.us/img710/2425/onesgotawayjupiter1.png
Was able to paralyze Skunktank with Zapp before switching to Silver and Pecked him to death. Night Slash fortunately did not crit.


Got a Bike and the Explorer Kit, but the emulator cannot go Underground, so I hacked in a Claw Fossil, then went back to Oreburgh (the long way lol) to revive Anorith.
Went to the Museum, revived Anorinth at L20 and named him Slasher. Taught him Rock Tomb.
Went up Cycling Road and then went back down.
Am about to fight the trainers underneath Cycling Road and go through Wayward Cave.


Team Jaskil:
http://archives.bulbagarden.net/media/upload/e/e0/Spr_4d_347.png
Slasher (Anorith, M) - L22
Nature: Impish, Ability: Battle Armor
Moves: Harden, Rock Tomb, Water Gun, Metal Claw
http://archives.bulbagarden.net/media/upload/0/0d/Spr_4d_170.png
Zapp (Chinchou, M) - L21
Nature: Modest, Ability: Volt Absorb
Moves: Water Gun, Confuse Ray, Thunder Wave, Spark
http://archives.bulbagarden.net/media/upload/5/54/Spr_4d_227.png
Silver (Skarmory, F) - L22
Nature: Adamant, Ability: Keen Eye
Moves: Peck, Fury Attack, Sand-Attack, Swift
http://archives.bulbagarden.net/media/upload/a/ae/Spr_4p_399_f.png
Worker (Bidoof, F) - L3
Nature: Docile, Ability: Simple
Moves: Tackle, Rock Smash, Cut
http://archives.bulbagarden.net/media/upload/5/53/Spr_4p_054.png
Bill (Psyduck, M) - L5
Nature: Quirky, Ability: Damp
Moves: Water Sport, Scratch, Tail Whip, Flash
http://archives.bulbagarden.net/media/upload/a/a1/Spr_4p_393.png
Fluffy (Piplup, M) - L7 (boxed for Togepi egg, which has hatched)
Nature: Quirky, Ability: Torrent
Moves: Pound, Growl

Edit: Update 2 (wow, no one posted in 2 days???):



Went to Wayward Cave and led the lost girl to the exit after grinding a bit with her.
Went to the hidden cave and got the Earthquake TM.
Made my way to Hearthome City.
On the way there just outside Mt. Coronet:

http://img543.imageshack.us/img543/8711/lanturn.png

After the plot stuff, I challenged the gym. Fantina wasn't easy.

http://img179.imageshack.us/img179/7590/onesgotawayfantina.png
Beat Duskull with Zapp pretty easily. I Parafused Mismagius then switched to Slasher, who was able to finished him off with Iron Claw. Haunter has low Defense so he was easy for Slasher.


Then I healed up and went to the exit to go to Rt 209, where Nolan was waiting for me!

http://img100.imageshack.us/img100/572/onesgotawaynolan3.png
He was pretty easy after I was able to hit through Starvaria's DT. Silver took care of the rest as well.


After healing and boxing Fluffy, I hacked in a Vulpix at Rt 209, which is where Vulpix is found using the LeafGreen Dongle method. Got a female one with Bold nature.
The problem Vulpix has is that at L14, she forgets Ember for Will-O-Wisp, so when she is caught at L16, she only knows one attack move (Quick Attack), which really sucks. She does learn Flamethrower at L24 though, which is pretty early...grinding galore - the Exp. Share makes it easier though.
Also caught a Birabel for later when I need it. Named Worker2.
After arriving at Solaceon Town, I am about to go up Lost Tower.



Team Jaskil:
http://archives.bulbagarden.net/media/upload/1/17/Spr_4d_037.png
Pyre (Vulpix, F) - L22 @ Exp. Share
Nature: Bold, Ability: Flash Fire
Moves: Quick Attack, Confuse Ray, Will-O-Wisp, Roar
http://archives.bulbagarden.net/media/upload/e/e0/Spr_4d_347.png
Slasher (Anorith, M) - L28 @ Soothe Bell
Nature: Impish, Ability: Battle Armor
Moves: Metal Claw, Rock Tomb, Water Gun, Harden
http://archives.bulbagarden.net/media/upload/6/6d/Spr_4d_171.png
Zapp (Lanturn, M) - L29
Nature: Modest, Ability: Volt Absorb
Moves: Water Gun, Confuse Ray, Thunder Wave, Spark
http://archives.bulbagarden.net/media/upload/5/54/Spr_4d_227.png
Silver (Skarmory, F) - L28 @ Amulet Coin
Nature: Adamant, Ability: Keen Eye
Moves: Peck, Fury Attack, Sand-Attack, Steel Wing
http://archives.bulbagarden.net/media/upload/a/ae/Spr_4p_399_f.png
Worker (Bidoof, F) - L3
Nature: Docile, Ability: Simple
Moves: Tackle, Rock Smash, Cut
http://archives.bulbagarden.net/media/upload/5/53/Spr_4p_054.png
Bill (Psyduck, M) - L5
Nature: Quirky, Ability: Damp
Moves: Water Sport, Scratch, Tail Whip, Flash

tachikaze316
November 9th, 2010, 04:17 PM
Okay, sorry I haven't updated in a while but I was putting this next part off for as long as humanly possible...*sigh*

Update #6

-Left the gym and immediately ran into Gav
-Healed the team up
-Went to the library, saw Professor Rowan's awesome mind control powers in action
-Lake time! Dropped Fugu off to get my fly slave out and headed to Lake Valor
-Fought my way to Commander Saturn, swept him easily despite my underleveledness
-Flew to Sandgem Town and healed up
-Reached Lake Verity and saw Rowan actually doing something, unlike all the previous 'experts'...
-Beat Mars, saved Dawn, was generally heroic
-Flew to Celestic Town
-Went up along everybody's favourite routes to Snowpoint City
-Had a lot of trouble with Snowpoint gym, mainly in the 'which team member will I sweep her with' department
-Fugu fainted to hail vs Snover, had Devo KO it with Acid, Mothra OHKO'd Sneasel with Signal Beam, Medicham went down to Bang's Psycho Cut and Khan brick broke Abomasnow.

Team:
http://archives.bulbagarden.net/media/upload/2/2c/Spr_4d_071.png
Devo/Victreebel Lv.34
-Giga Drain
-Acid
-Sleep Powder
-Return
http://archives.bulbagarden.net/media/upload/9/97/Spr_4h_049.png
Mothra/Venomoth Lv.37
-Psybeam
-Signal Beam (!)
-Silver Wind
-Sleep Powder
http://archives.bulbagarden.net/media/upload/f/f4/Spr_4d_419_m.png
Miles/Floatzel Lv.35
-Aqua Jet
-Surf
-Crunch
-Swift
http://archives.bulbagarden.net/media/upload/1/1d/Spr_4d_115.png
Khan/Kangaskhan Lv.37
-Crunch
-Dizzy Punch
-Outrage (!)
-Brick Break
http://archives.bulbagarden.net/media/upload/3/3b/Spr_4d_475.png
Bang/Gallade Lv.37
-Leaf Blade
-Psycho Cut
-Drain Punch
-Calm Mind
http://archives.bulbagarden.net/media/upload/6/6e/Spr_4h_211.png
Fugu/Qwilfish Lv.32
-Stockpile
-Revenge
-Spit Up
-Toxic Spikes

jdthebud
November 10th, 2010, 05:13 PM
Another update. Thank God someone posted lol.



First went to Solaceon Ruins to get Defog and a Fire Stone.
Grinded outside Lost Tower against Roselias to get Pyre to L24, when it learned Flamerthrower.
Armed with a real attack, went up Lost Tower, training Pyre to match the rest of my team.
Went east from Solaceon to Veilstone City.
Went to the gym, beat Maylene, who was pretty hard. Pyro was indispensable against Lucario. Forgot a screenshot.
After helping Dawn get her Pokedex back, Looker took me into the Warehouse, where I got Fly and taught it to Silver.
Flew back to Floarama Town and got the Pluck TM I forgot earlier, taught to Silver.
Made my way down to Pastoria City, home of the Great Marsh and my last team member, Skorupi. Had to change the date a couple times as Skorupi is a changing Pokemon.
Caught one at L28, Female with Careful Nature.
After rebattling the Eeveelution trainer a couple times and getting Dig (taught to Slasher), I was ready to challenge the gym...or so I thought.
Nolan showed up. I took care of him easily.


http://img703.imageshack.us/img703/5234/onesgotawaynolan4.png
He wasn't too difficult. Don't really remember much about the battle, though.


Healed up, then challenged the gym.
I was underleveled against Crasher Wake, but it was fine.

http://img26.imageshack.us/img26/7573/onesgotawaywake.png
Funny how Silver is always my final Pokemon in these screenshots...NOT!


After beating Crasher Wake, it was plot time.
BBOOOOOOOOOOMMMMMMM!!!
I followed the Grunt and finally beat it down.
Cythia showed up with the SecretPotion, which I took to the Psyducks outside Rt 210.
Along with the Old Charm and Fluffy (Defog), I made my way to Celestic Town.
Beat the bomb-toting Grunt, then went inside the cave.
Cyrus shows up, wants to change the world. No wai!

http://img183.imageshack.us/img183/8987/onesgotawaycyrus1.png
I actually lost once because I made stupid moves and switches. The second time was fine though. Silver again the final member out there.


Got Surf from the Elder, taught it to Zapp of course.
In Jubilife City, I got the Marking Map app for the Poketch, then Surfed to Canalave City.
On the bridge, Nolan, fresh from the Gym, wants to battle. Okay!


http://img808.imageshack.us/img808/820/onesgotawaynolan5.png
Beat him pretty easily. Pyre is out there this time for Torterra.


Went to train in Iron Island before challenging the gym.
Am currently about to fight the Team Galatic Grunts there, but will do some grinding first to get my team up to L40 I think, so that Draken and Slasher will have evolved. Will use the Fire Stone on Pyre when she learn Extrasensory at L44 I think.
I'm gonna need another Heart Scale (have one right now) - Draipon for Ice Fang, Ninetales for Nasty Plot perhaps.


Team Jaskil:
http://archives.bulbagarden.net/media/upload/9/9a/Spr_4p_451.png
Draken (Skorupi, F) - L39 @ Silver Powder
Nature: Careful, Ability: Battle Armor
Moves: Bug Bite, Acupressure, Poison Fang, Payback
http://archives.bulbagarden.net/media/upload/1/17/Spr_4d_037.png
Pyre (Vulpix, F) - L37
Nature: Bold, Ability: Flash Fire
Moves: Quick Attack, Confuse Ray, Will-O-Wisp, Flamethrower
http://archives.bulbagarden.net/media/upload/e/e0/Spr_4d_347.png
Slasher (Anorith, M) - L36
Nature: Impish, Ability: Battle Armor
Moves: Return, Metal Claw, Rock Tomb, Dig
http://archives.bulbagarden.net/media/upload/6/6d/Spr_4d_171.png
Zapp (Lanturn, M) - L38
Nature: Modest, Ability: Volt Absorb
Moves: Surf, Confuse Ray, Thunder Wave, Shock Wave
http://archives.bulbagarden.net/media/upload/5/54/Spr_4d_227.png
Silver (Skarmory, F) - L37 @ Amulet Coin
Nature: Adamant, Ability: Keen Eye
Moves: Pluck, Fly, Sand-Attack, Steel Wing
http://archives.bulbagarden.net/media/upload/f/fc/Spr_4p_400_m.png
Worker2 (Bibarel, M) - L19
Nature: Careful, Ability: Unware
Moves: Rock Smash, Cut, Water Gun, Headbutt

In the box are Bill (Psyduck) with Flash and Fluffy (Piplup) with Defog.

Hermione Granger
November 11th, 2010, 02:00 AM
Name: Zeffers
Game: HeartGold
List of Pokemon that got away:Bibarel
Glailie
Froslass
Weezing
Linoone
Floatzel
Metagross
Rotom
Magnezone
Gallade
Gliscor
Skuntank
Furret
Salamence
Scizor
Skarmory
Number required: 6
Any specific requirements: No stupid Pokemon pl0x.

Sammuthegreat
November 11th, 2010, 02:36 AM
Name: Zeffers
Game: HeartGold
List of Pokemon that got away:Bibarel
Glailie
Froslass
Weezing
Linoone
Floatzel
Metagross
Rotom
Magnezone
Gallade
Gliscor
Skuntank
Furret
Salamence
Scizor
Skarmory
Number required: 6
Any specific requirements: No stupid Pokemon pl0x.

You can have... Magnezone, Weezing, Froslass, Salamence, Skarmory and Bibarel (thought I'd give you an HM Slave...). Added you to the Challengers list.

I'll edit this later with my most recent progress update.

Hermione Granger
November 11th, 2010, 04:34 AM
You can have... Magnezone, Weezing, Froslass, Salamence, Skarmory and Bibarel (thought I'd give you an HM Slave...). Added you to the Challengers list.

I'll edit this later with my most recent progress update.
Thanks. I'll be sure to start soon. ^_~
EDIT: Actually, I may have trouble in getting Magnezone. Can it be changed?

jdthebud
November 11th, 2010, 05:58 AM
Thanks. I'll be sure to start soon. ^_~
EDIT: Actually, I may have trouble in getting Magnezone. Can it be changed?


If I can change it, go with Scizor. You're gonna have to get a Scyther in the Park and use that for the first half I think though, unless you can get a Metal Coat earlier.

By the way, Sammu, you need to fix the spoiler tags on Boomerjp's Platinum champion team.

Sammuthegreat
November 11th, 2010, 06:27 AM
If I can change it, go with Scizor.

Course you can :)


By the way, Sammu, you need to fix the spoiler tags on Boomerjp's Platinum champion team.

I noticed this earlier when I added Zeffy to the Challengers list - I tried changing it but it absolutely refuses to make it just one spoiler tag! I don't understand why, it's formatted in an identical fashion to all the other spoiler tags I've put in every other post I've ever done, but it splits it into two when I click "Post"! It's really annoying... Hopefully it'll change when someone else completes the Challenge on D/P/Pt...

EDIT: Fixed it. I know what I did wrong now, I put part of the bold tag for the "DPPt" Heading in spoiler tags as well, and it confused the code.

____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

Update 4:

- Cleared out the Olivine Lighthouse, and found Jasmine at the top
- Surfed to Cianwood, picked up the SecretPotion and beat the snot out of Chuck using Girafarig's Psybeam
- Surfed back to Olivine after picking up Fly - none of my Pokemon could learn it! Caught a Hoothoot for that purpose
- Healed the Ampharos in the Lighthouse and got a call from Baoba - Safari Zone was open
- Flew back to Cianwood and headed towards the Safari Zone to level up a bit before the Olivine Gym
- Took on Jasmine. Croagunk took out Magnemite1, Pinsir took out Magnemite2, Omanyte destroyed Steelix with Surf (such an easy Gym)
- Flew back to Ecruteak and headed East towards Mahogany Town and the Lake of Rage!

The Team:
http://www.pokemonelite2000.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/09/453.png
Croagunk, Male, Relaxed, Lv.33
Rock Smash, Faint Attack, Focus Blast, Revenge
Impressions: I've said it before and I'll probably say it again - his typing is awesome. He's edging closer and closer to levelling up and as soon as I get to Blackthorn he's forgetting Rock Smash, but what a great little Pokemon.
http://www.pokemonelite2000.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/09/138.png
Omanyte, Male, Mild, Lv.32
Rollout, Mud Shot, Headbutt, Surf
Impressions: he was a few levels behind the rest after Chuck's Gym, so I decided to train him up to take on Jasmine even though Croagunk could easily have handled Steelix with Focus Blast. Levelling him up was easy enough with his super-powered Surf though, and he keeps plugging away. Good and reliable.
http://www.pokemonelite2000.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/09/200.png
Misdreavus, Female, Docile, Lv.31
Confuse Ray, Charge Beam, Headbutt, Psybeam
Impressions: I officially love this Pokemon. Her Sp.Atk is immense, especially with Charge Beam (one of my absolute favourite moves since I taught it to my (shiny!) Uxie on my first Diamond run and he proceeded to pretty much destroy the whole Pokemon league at lv.50) and she just can't be stopped once she gets a head of steam. She's going to be frightening when she's a Mismagius... Only 6 levels to go! :D
http://www.pokemonelite2000.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/09/203.png
Girafarig, Female, Sassy, Lv. 31
Reflect, Psybeam, Assurance, Strength
Impressions: I still love Girafarig. She's probably still my best Pokemon at this point, levelling up nice and quickly and taking out enemies without breaking a sweat.
http://www.pokemonelite2000.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/09/148.png
Dragonair, Male, Adamant, Lv.33
Thunder Wave, Iron Tail, Aqua Tail, Extremespeed
Impressions: what a turnaround from this sleek destroyer. After a terrible start he's really grown into my number 1 powerhouse, and no foe has been able to cause him significant damage yet. His worst stat - currently Defence at 53 - is only 2 lower than Croagunk's BEST stat - his Atk/Sp.Atk are both 55! And Croagunk is awesome! I really wish Dragonair had a better evolution though, Dragonite looks daft. I might petition Gamefreak to design the first ever split-evolution-line for a pseudo-legendary. A Sp.Atk-based Dragonair evolution that actually looked cool like Dragonair would make me wet my pants.
http://www.pokemonelite2000.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/09/127.png
Pinsir, Male, Quiet, Lv.31
Headbutt, Cut, Rock Tomb, Brick Break
Impressions: he hits hard, he hits (surprisingly) fast. Still a one-trick pony, but no less effective for it.

jdthebud
November 11th, 2010, 10:23 PM
Update time.



In Iron Island, grinded everyone to L40.
Two evolutions, both at L40:

http://a.imageshack.us/img577/9797/drapion.png http://a.imageshack.us/img574/4960/armaldo.png
These evolutions were greeted with cheers of delight.


Exited the cave and challenged the Canalave gym, using Pyre throughout.

http://a.imageshack.us/img269/8545/onesgotawaybyron.png
After OHKOing Magneton, Pyre was unable to take out Steelix with Flamethrower, and Earthquake OHKOed her. One Hyper Potion and three Digs later, Slasher met Bastidoon and failed to OHKO him with Dig. He went down, and Zapp finished the fight with Surf.


Lecture time!
Explosion Time! DDOOOOOMM!!!!
Flew to Pastoria, then fought the trainers I forgot to fight up to Hearthome City. Along the way, Pyre reached L44 and learned Extrasensory.
It was time to evolve him:

http://a.imageshack.us/img59/5257/ninetales.png


Lake Valor was the place to be. Cleared it out quick. Saturn was a bug.

http://a.imageshack.us/img217/5844/onesgotawaysaturn1.png
A. Bug.


Went to Lake Verity to help out the Prof. and Dawn.

http://a.imageshack.us/img441/1227/onesgotawaymars2.png
Mars wasn't impressive either.



Now I am about to go through Mt. Coronet and trudge through the snow to Snowpoint City.

Team Jaskil:
http://archives.bulbagarden.net/media/upload/2/22/Spr_4p_452.png
Draken (Drapion, F) - L42 @ Poison Barb
Nature: Careful, Ability: Battle Armor
Moves: Bug Bite, Acupressure, Poison Fang, Payback
http://archives.bulbagarden.net/media/upload/e/e6/Spr_4p_038.png
Pyre (Ninetales, F) - L44 @ Mind Plate
Nature: Bold, Ability: Flash Fire
Moves: Extrasensory, Confuse Ray, Will-O-Wisp, Flamethrower
http://archives.bulbagarden.net/media/upload/b/bc/Spr_4d_348.png
Slasher (Armaldo, M) - L36 @ Amulet Coin
Nature: Impish, Ability: Battle Armor
Moves: Return, Metal Claw, Rock Tomb, Dig
http://archives.bulbagarden.net/media/upload/6/6d/Spr_4d_171.png
Zapp (Lanturn, M) - L38 @ Magnet
Nature: Modest, Ability: Volt Absorb
Moves: Surf, Confuse Ray, Thunder Wave, Discharge
http://archives.bulbagarden.net/media/upload/5/54/Spr_4d_227.png
Silver (Skarmory, F) - L37 @ Metal Coat
Nature: Adamant, Ability: Keen Eye
Moves: Pluck, Fly, Sand-Attack, Steel Wing
http://archives.bulbagarden.net/media/upload/f/fc/Spr_4p_400_m.png
Worker2 (Bibarel, M) - L19
Nature: Careful, Ability: Unware
Moves: Rock Smash, Cut, Strength, Headbutt

In the box are Bill (Psyduck) with Flash and Fluffy (Piplup) with Defog.

Hermione Granger
November 12th, 2010, 03:40 AM
If I can change it, go with Scizor. You're gonna have to get a Scyther in the Park and use that for the first half I think though, unless you can get a Metal Coat earlier.

By the way, Sammu, you need to fix the spoiler tags on Boomerjp's Platinum champion team.
All right I'll try, but are there anymore? I just despise trading. :( or, can I just accept those 5 and choose one for myself?

Sammuthegreat
November 12th, 2010, 04:28 AM
All right I'll try, but are there anymore? I just despise trading. :( or, can I just accept those 5 and choose one for myself?


How about Skuntank? If not then yeah feel free to choose the last one yourself, although there's not that many in your list to choose from :P

Hermione Granger
November 12th, 2010, 04:56 AM
How about Skuntank? If not then yeah feel free to choose the last one yourself, although there's not that many in your list to choose from :P
I'll post a new application then. The Pokémon I listed before was just from the top of my head. And I wouldn't mind posting a new application.~

Name: Zeffers
Game: HeartGold
List of Pokemon that got away:Bibarel
Glailie
Froslass
Weezing
Linoone
Floatzel
Metagross
Rotom
Magnezone
Gallade
Gliscor
Skuntank
Furret
Salamence
Scizor
Skarmory
Medicham
Rhyperior
Toxicroak
Mismagius
Dusknoir
Gengar
Drifblim
Spiritomb
Clefable
Togekiss
Lucario
Magmortar
Staraptor
Infernape
Gallade
Garchomp
Milotic
Gastrodon
Lanturn
Empoleon
Forretress
Slowbro
Bronzong
*The ones strikethroughed are the ones I cannot get.
Number required: 4
Any specific requirements: Only 1 stall-type Pokémon. And no happiness evolution Pokémon either. :)

Sammuthegreat
November 12th, 2010, 05:54 AM
I'll post a new application then. The Pokémon I listed before was just from the top of my head. And I wouldn't mind posting a new application.~

Name: Zeffers
Game: HeartGold
List of Pokemon that got away:Bibarel
Glailie
Froslass
Weezing
Linoone
Floatzel
Metagross
Rotom
Magnezone
Gallade
Gliscor
Skuntank
Furret
Salamence
Scizor
Skarmory
Medicham
Rhyperior
Toxicroak
Mismagius
Dusknoir
Gengar
Drifblim
Spiritomb
Clefable
Togekiss
Lucario
Magmortar
Staraptor
Infernape
Gallade
Garchomp
Milotic
Gastrodon
Lanturn
Empoleon
Forretress
Slowbro
Bronzong
*The ones strikethroughed are the ones I cannot get.
Number required: 4
Any specific requirements: Only 1 stall-type Pokémon. And no happiness evolution Pokémon either. :)

Ok then, have Forretress, Froslass, Salamence and Slowbro.

Hermione Granger
November 12th, 2010, 06:13 AM
Ok then, have Forretress, Froslass, Salamence and Slowbro.
Ok thanks. I'm going to start soon enough. After I delete my old savefile, that is. xD

Sammuthegreat
November 12th, 2010, 04:17 PM
Update 5:

- Took out the Red Gyarados, incurring £3000 in fines trying to work out how to get the Sludge Bomb TM (turns out you can only get it after clearing the Secret Basement)
- Cleared the Secret Basement with Lance... got Sludge Bomb TM
- Beat several shades of snot out of Pryce (another Gym I never have trouble with). By the time I challenged him my team were all at least the level of his higest level Pokemon, Piloswine (lv.34), so he was absolutely no challenge.
- Headed over to Goldenrod to clear out the Radio Tower and the Underground Base - Misdreavus, Croagunk and Omanyte all evolved in the process
- Once Team Rocket were forced out of Johto once and for all, I headed over to Blackthorn City
- Once I reached it, I used the Move Obliviator to delete Cut from Pinsir's moveset and Rock Smash from Toxicroak's
- Swept through the Blackthorn Gym, although Clair proved a bit tricky because Kingdra was faster than Dragonair and OHKO'd him with Dragon Pulse. Toxicroak sorted him in the end though, spamming Focus Punch when Kingdra bizarrely decided to use Hyper Beam repeatedly
- Got a phone call from Professor Elm - some Kimono Girls wanted to take me on. Caught a Poliwag and evolved it to Poliwhirl for HM Slave purposes (wasted a lot of valuable XP that could have been used on my team Pokemon in the process... Grr)
- Pinsir took out Umbr and Esp, Omastar took out Flar, Toxicroak finished off Jolt and Mismagius ate up Vapor... nomnomnom
- The Kimono Girls decided I was ready to take on Lugia, so after clearing out Whirl Islands, that was exactly what I did... and Mismagius ate him up too! Nomnomnomnomnom
- Bumped into Raikou and caught him in my Master Ball to trade to my main HG game later on... why not!
- Saved just after reaching Kanto, heading towards Victory Road and the Pokemon League

The Team:
http://www.pokemonelite2000.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/09/454.png
Croagunk, Male, Relaxed, Lv.41
Poison Jab, Faint Attack, Focus Blast, Nasty Plot
Impressions: this is the sort of Pokemon that really pleases me: not only does he look awesome, but he has the skills to back it up. It was a bit shaky until he hit lv.41 because after forgetting Rock Smash, the only reliable attacking move he had was Faint Attack, which didn't hit too hard (the other two moves being Nasty Plot and Focus Blast). Now he's got Poison Jab and Sludge Bomb to follow, he's laughing.
http://www.pokemonelite2000.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/09/139.png
Omastar, Male, Mild, Lv.41
AncientPower, Mud Shot, Headbutt, Surf
Impressions: I almost feel like I'm underusing this guy. His Sp.Atk is the highest single stat of any of my Pokemon, so he levels up in the blink of an eye - he just steamrollers anything he's up against, getting so far ahead of the rest I have to leave him for a while for the rest to catch up. Possibly my new favourite fossil - the rest never seemed to have the moveset to back up their awesome stats/typings. And AncientPower got off to a good start - it raised all of (then) Omanyte's stats 3 times out of the first 4 times I used it!
http://www.pokemonelite2000.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/09/429.png
Mismagius, Female, Docile, Lv.41
Confuse Ray, Charge Beam, Shadow Ball, Psybeam
Impressions: Mismagius is a fun word to type. Mismagius. Mismagius. Anyway, she's awesome in literally every way. She's lightning quick and takes opponents as threatening as Lugia down in the blink of an eye, barely taking any damage because of her awesome Sp.Def. A real star.
http://www.pokemonelite2000.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/09/203.png
Girafarig, Female, Sassy, Lv. 41
Zen Headbutt, Psychic, Assurance, Strength
Impressions: I fear that Girafarig's time in the spotlight may be drawing to a close. She's still rock solid and dependable, but she's simply being overtaken now by more powerful teammates like Toxicroak, Omastar and Mismagius. Still, I love her fiercely, and she came in handy when she was the only Pokemon I had who could learn Flash for Whirl Islands (well, Mismagius could too, but I would rather replace Girafarig's rarely used Reflect than any of Mismagius' moveset). If Mismagius' star is on the rise, Girafarig's has just faded slightly.
http://www.pokemonelite2000.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/09/148.png
Dragonair, Male, Adamant, Lv.41
Thunder Wave, Dragon Rush, Aqua Tail, Extremespeed
Impressions: Dragonair's topsy-turvy performance record continues. In the mid-30s (after Jasmine really) he suddenly hit an awkward phase where his only accurate offensive move was Extremespeed which only has 5PP, and neither Iron Tail nor Aqua Tail was quite powerful enough to finish tougher oppoents in one hit. All of that... well, ok, half of that changed with the advent of Dragon Rush though, and (slightly disappointing performance in the Blackthorn Gym aside) he's still a valuable and strong member of the team.
http://www.pokemonelite2000.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/09/127.png
Pinsir, Male, Quiet, Lv.41
X-Scissor, Swords Dance, Rock Tomb, Brick Break
Impressions: Pinsir's jumped up in my estimations again. X-Scissor is a brutal attack in his hands (paws? Claws?) and his performance in tearing the Kimono Girls to shreds was invaluable - I usually struggle against the first one and her Umbreon! Luckily there will be lots of Rock and Psychic Pokemon from here on that Pinsir can destroy with Brick Break and X-Scissor respectively. And I get the feeling he's looking forward to it...

jdthebud
November 13th, 2010, 03:09 AM
Pretty big update on Platinum.



Trudged to Snowpoint City, which is ALWAYS annoying. Hail is the most hated move ever.
Picked up Rock Climb, taught to Worker2.
In Snowpoint, it was time to challenge the gym.

http://a.imageshack.us/img227/7551/onesgotawaycandice.png
Ended up using my whole team here because I didn't use items and Hail was evident throughout. Also used Pyre last as she was the highest on my team. One Flamethrower and Abomasnow was done.


Rock Climbed to Lake Acuity to see Jupiter escape.
Flew to Pastoria for the Move Relearner and taught Draken Ice Fang and Pyre Nasty Plot.
TM time as well. Earthquake, Rock Slide and X-Scissor to Slasher, Poison Jab to Draken.
Flew to Veilstone to take on TG.
Looker unlocked the Warehouse for me and I eventually found the Galatic Key.
Went back to the HQ and cleared it out. Second fight against Cyrus.

http://a.imageshack.us/img258/7071/onesgotawaycyrus2.png
Silver killed most of the foes before Pyre finished up.


http://a.imageshack.us/img804/1774/onesgotawaysaturn2.png
Then I fought Saturn again. Same thing - Silver killed most of em, then Pyre cleaned up.


After freeing the Lake trio, it was time to try and stop TG in Mt. Coronet.
After climbing the mountain, I reached the Sky Pillar, where Jupiter and Mars were waiting for me. Nolan showed up to help me, not that I needed it.

http://a.imageshack.us/img718/6380/onesgotawaymarssaturn.png
Silver went down to repeated damage, then Slasher came in and finished it. Nolan lost Munchlax and Rapidash.


Cyrus summoned Dialga and Palkia.
GIRATINA!!!!!
Pretty cool cutscene, although it has nothing on Emerald.
Cynthia showed up, and we followed the lake trio into the Distortion World.
Navigated it pretty easily, having done it a couple time before.
Finally caught up to Cyrus, who after ranting and raving, was up for a battle.

http://a.imageshack.us/img560/853/onesgotawaycyrusfin.png
This was hard because I led with Silver and she was OHKOed by Houndoom's flamethrower. I should have switched out, and because I didn't, her presence was sorely missed later. She would have been very useful against Crobat, his final Pokemon. After healing Draken a few times due to confusion damage, I was able to push through and send Cyrus off in a fit of mad rage.


Then it was time to kill Giratina.

http://a.imageshack.us/img440/4776/giratina.png
It wasn't easy, but after Zapp Parafused him before being taken down, Draken Paybacked him for the KO.


After leaving the Distortion World and reappearing in the Sendoff Spring, I flew back to Sandgem.
Proceeded to hunt down the Lake trio. "Saw" Mespirit and killed Uxie and Azelf.
After some TM hunting for Ice Beam, Thunderbolt, Psychic (sold), U-Turn, and Roost (taught to Silver), I went to Sunnyshore City.
Bought some Seals.
Found Volkner in the Lighthouse (irresponsible cur).
Beat the gym pretty easily.

http://a.imageshack.us/img203/9310/onesgotawayvolkner.png
Slasher almost swept Volkner with Earthquake. He doesn't have the speed to sweep this gym though as he isn't a ground type. Pyre was in there for his last one, Luxray. Finally shook off the paralysis to beat him.


Got the Waterfall HM from Jasmine.
Taught Strength to Draken and Waterfall to Bibarel (forgot Strength).
Got some items with Waterfall - Dragon Claw TM, Stone Plate, the Orbs (sold), and some others.
Bought a bunch of vitamins for my Pokemon. Zapp got an Effort Ribbon upon entering Sunnyshore, but the others were a ways off it seems.


Am about to Surf to Victory Road from Sunnyshore.

Team Jaskil:
http://archives.bulbagarden.net/media/upload/2/22/Spr_4p_452.png
Draken (Drapion, F) - L49 @ Poison Barb
Nature: Careful, Ability: Battle Armor
Moves: Strength, Ice Fang, Poison Jab, Crunch
http://archives.bulbagarden.net/media/upload/e/e6/Spr_4p_038.png
Pyre (Ninetales, F) - L48 @ Mind Plate
Nature: Bold, Ability: Flash Fire
Moves: Extrasensory, Confuse Ray, Nasty Plot, Flamethrower
http://archives.bulbagarden.net/media/upload/b/bc/Spr_4d_348.png
Slasher (Armaldo, M) - L51 @ Soft Sand
Nature: Impish, Ability: Battle Armor
Moves: Return, X-Scissor, Rock Slide, Earthquake
http://archives.bulbagarden.net/media/upload/6/6d/Spr_4d_171.png
Zapp (Lanturn, M) - L49 @ Splash Plate
Nature: Modest, Ability: Volt Absorb
Moves: Surf, Confuse Ray, Thunder Wave, Discharge
http://archives.bulbagarden.net/media/upload/5/54/Spr_4d_227.png
Silver (Skarmory, F) - L48 @ Iron Plate
Nature: Adamant, Ability: Keen Eye
Moves: Steel Wing, Fly, Night Slash, Roost
http://archives.bulbagarden.net/media/upload/f/fc/Spr_4p_400_m.png
Worker2 (Bibarel, M) - L19
Nature: Careful, Ability: Unware
Moves: Rock Smash, Cut, Rock Climb, Waterfall

In the box are Bill (Psyduck) with Flash and Fluffy (Piplup) with Defog.

Slasher's moveset is really good. I also like Parafusion Zapp, although I'm gonna teach Ice Beam and Thunderbolt, so one of those status moves has to go. I am thinking about teaching U-turn to Draken as well (forget Strength), although I'm not sure if that is gonna happen Return to Draken (can't learn U-Turn). Swords Dance is an interesting idea as well.


Edit: Update #2: Beat the Elite Four and Cynthia to finish the challenge!

From Sunnyshore to becoming the Champion:


Surfed to Victory Road.
Made my way through it pretty easily. No real challenges here.
Upon reaching the building, healed up and flew to Canalave City to have Draken forget Strength for Return.
Geared up for the final rival fight against Nolan!

http://a.imageshack.us/img815/2452/onesgotawaynolan6.png
I actually went through my whole team here. Pulled out Pyre at the end, and she took care of Heracross and then finished off Staraptor, who had used U-Turn at the beginning, with a Flamethrower for the win.


Now it was time to face the Elite Four:
First up was Aaron with his Bug Pokemon.

http://a.imageshack.us/img842/6118/onesgotawayaaron.png
Went through my whole team here as well. Vespiqueen got set up on me and Silver couldn't finish it. Pyre was my last Pokemon again, and it would have been easier if I had used her more.


Next up was Bertha and her Ground-Types:

http://a.imageshack.us/img703/2131/onesgotawaybertha.png
Zapp's problem here is that he is weak to Ground, and the only other Pokemon on my team who has a super-effective move is Draken with Ice Fang, and he is weak to Ground as well. Needless to say I had a tough time, and but was able to push through with Pyre again as my last Pokemon. She survived an Earthquake from Gliscor while using Nasty Plot, then finished him off with Flamethrower.


At this point, I was running out of Revives (9 left here) and I resolved to keep my Pokemon alive more. Didn't Revive Silver for this one.
Next up was Flint with his Fire team:

http://a.imageshack.us/img87/4046/onesgotawayflint.png
I had a much easier time here. Zapp went down to Infernape after paralyzing him, and Slasher EQ for the KO. When Rapidash came out, I switched to Pyre and used Nasty Plot three times. Extrasensory killed Rapidash, Flareon (after healing), and OHKOed Magmortar after a Thunderbolt was not enough to kill Pyre.


Lucian was next with Psychic Pokemon:

http://a.imageshack.us/img823/4990/onesgotawaylucien.png
I was finally able to use Draken effectively here, and this really weas the only battle he participated well in. He took care of Mr. Mime, then switched for Slasher when Brongzong came out. X-Scissor was good for him, and because Earthquake was being used I didn't switch in Pyre. Ended up not using her at all. After Brongzong finally went down, Silver took down Gallade with Fly, and Draken Crunched Alakazam and Espeon for the win.


Now that I had beaten the Elite Four, the Champion was next.
Cynthia is by far the toughest Champion that I have faced, especially in Platinum due to one new Pokemon, Togekiss replacing Gastrodon. Lance is a close second if your team can't handle Dragons.
First I taught Stone Edge to Slasher, even though I ended up never using it. I also didn't teach Zapp Ice Beam because there would have been no chance to use it against Garchomp, who OHKOs with EQ.
Here comes Cynthia with her team of OU/Uber Pokemon:

http://a.imageshack.us/img3/4492/onesgotawaycynthia.png
Wow. This was by far the most unsatisfying Champion battle I have been a part of. I had to PP stall Garchomp's EQ because it was OHko or 2hKO on every one of my Pokemon except Silver, who was taken with Flamethrower.
Well, first I lost.
Then I used the 7 Rare Candies I had in my bag, and led with Pyre. She set up three Nasty Plots and I healed her, then took down Spiritomb with Flamethrower and then got really lucky when Milotic came out. The first Extrasensory only did about 60%, but Milotic flinched, so Pyre was able 2HKO her without taking a hit. Garchomp came out and EQ for the KO. I thought Pyre would be able to outspeed him, but no luck there.Put out Slasher, and after an EQ (60%)/X-Scissor (20%) exchange, I switched to Silver, and curiously Cythia switched to Togekiss. I switched in Zapp, who nullified the Shock Wave, and eventually Thunderbolt 2HKOed Togekiss after I healed Slasher. Roserade came out and killed Zapp with Energy Ball, then Silver beat her with Fly. Garchomp came back out and Flamethrower took Silver down. At this point I have two Pokemon left - Slasher and Draken. Draken couldn't survive an Earthquake to use Ice Fang, so I had to PP stall with Slasher. I got a few X-scissors in when Garchop missed with Dragon Rush a couple times. Then came a big break for me. After I healed Slasher once, Cythia switched to her final Pokemon, Lucario. Slasher did 95% with Earthquake, and Lucario missed with Stone Edge, which may or may not have OHKOed Slasher. Cynthia then used her last Full Restore, which ment she didn't have one to use on Garchomp (Thank God!). Slasher EQ twice for the KO, then proceeded to PP stall Garchomp until EQ ran out and Dragon Rushes started coming. Slasher got Garchomp down to a sliver before fianally going down. Draken came in and survived a Giga Impact, then finally took the win with Crunch. It was finally over.


http://a.imageshack.us/img408/4711/onesgotawayhof.png
The Hall of Fame.


If you could add me to the Champions list that would be great :D.

Team Jaskil (Final):
http://archives.bulbagarden.net/media/upload/2/22/Spr_4p_452.png
Draken (Drapion, F) - L53 @ Poison Barb
Nature: Careful, Ability: Battle Armor
Moves: Return, Ice Fang, Poison Jab, Crunch
http://archives.bulbagarden.net/media/upload/e/e6/Spr_4p_038.png
Pyre (Ninetales, F) - L56 @ Mind Plate
Nature: Bold, Ability: Flash Fire
Moves: Extrasensory, Confuse Ray, Nasty Plot, Flamethrower
http://archives.bulbagarden.net/media/upload/b/bc/Spr_4d_348.png
Slasher (Armaldo, M) - L56 @ Soft Sand
Nature: Impish, Ability: Battle Armor
Moves: Return, X-Scissor, Stone Edge, Earthquake
http://archives.bulbagarden.net/media/upload/6/6d/Spr_4d_171.png
Zapp (Lanturn, M) - L55 @ Splash Plate
Nature: Modest, Ability: Volt Absorb
Moves: Surf, Confuse Ray, Thunder Wave, Thunderbolt
http://archives.bulbagarden.net/media/upload/5/54/Spr_4d_227.png
Silver (Skarmory, F) - L53 @ Fly Plate
Nature: Adamant, Ability: Keen Eye
Moves: Steel Wing, Fly, Night Slash, Roost

HM slaves are above.

***********************
Most Valuable Pokemon:
Gyms MVP: Zapp
Elite Four MVP: Pyre
Best Moveset: Slasher (1a), Zapp (1b, Parafusion FTW)
LVP: Draken

Sammuthegreat
November 15th, 2010, 06:45 AM
Congratulations jdthebud, our 3rd Champion!

Update 6:

Not a huge update, this one. All I've done is trudged up Routes 27 and 26, got through Victory Road and reached the Pokemon League. Haven't taken them on yet though, so I won't do long impressions on this update.

The Team:
http://www.pokemonelite2000.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/09/454.png
Croagunk, Male, Relaxed, Lv.45
Poison Jab, Faint Attack, Focus Blast, Nasty Plot
Impressions:
http://www.pokemonelite2000.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/09/139.png
Omastar, Male, Mild, Lv.45
AncientPower, Mud Shot, Headbutt, Surf
Impressions:
http://www.pokemonelite2000.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/09/429.png
Mismagius, Female, Docile, Lv.45
Confuse Ray, Charge Beam, Shadow Ball, Dark Pulse
Impressions:
http://www.pokemonelite2000.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/09/203.png
Girafarig, Female, Sassy, Lv. 45
Zen Headbutt, Psychic, Assurance, Strength
Impressions:
http://www.pokemonelite2000.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/09/148.png
Dragonair, Male, Adamant, Lv.45
Thunder Wave, Dragon Rush, Aqua Tail, Extremespeed
Impressions:
http://www.pokemonelite2000.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/09/127.png
Pinsir, Male, Quiet, Lv.45
X-Scissor, Swords Dance, Rock Tomb, Brick Break
Impressions:

Sammuthegreat
November 19th, 2010, 04:08 AM
Update 7:

I beat the Elite Four!

Will was pretty easy: Pinsir and Mismagius managed to take care of him pretty much between them, with a cameo from Toxicroak who nearly took down Exeggutor in one Poison Jab (he likes a challenge) but then fell to Psychic.

Koga was an absolute cinch, as he always is. Girafarig nailed Ariados. Toxicroak then completely obliterated Forretress with Focus Blast, Omastar took down Crobat and Girafarig finished the rest off.

Bruno was entertainingly easy; Hitmontop has no moves that could hit Mismagius as she has Levitate, so while Hitmontop was Digging his way to complete futility, Mismagius took the opportunity to set up with numerous Charge Beams. By the time Hitmontop went down, Mismagius' Sp.Atk was so ridiculously high that she OHKOd the rest of Bruno's team!

After a timely Max Ether to Charge Beam, I moved onto Karen, who presented more of a problem than she ever has done before - I usually find her quite simple. First of all Toxicroak destroyed Umbreon before he had a chance to Double Team/Confuse. He then took down Murkrow with Nasty Plot/Focus Blast, before Houndoom nailed him and Dragonair AND Pinsir with Nasty Plot/Dark Pulse - some critted. Omastar sorted him out with Surf, before Mismagius swept up Vileplume and Gengar.

Lance was tricky, as ever. I led with Mismagius, who took down Gyarados with Charge Beam in one. Aerodactyl was next, and was somehow even faster than Mismagius, OHKOing her with a crit Crunch before Mismagius could Charge Beam again. Omastar finished Aero off with Surf, but not before Thunder Fang dealt him a bit of damage.

Dragonite1 was next - the one with Thunder. Out went Omastar for Pinsir. He used Rock Tomb to take down Dragonite's Speed but was paralyzed by Thunder Wave; cue an exchange of missed Dragon Rushes and paralysis/missed Rock Tombs before eventually Pinsir succumbed to Thunder. Omastar was back in, and took Dragonite1 down with Ice Beam. Dragonite2 came in afterwards, leading with Dragon Rush against my Dragonair (OHKO) before being murdered in one by Omastar's Ice Beam.

Then came Dragonite3, the really tough one. I switched out Omastar, because I knew if he died my team was screwed. I sent in Girafarig, who sacrificed herself to Full Restore Omastar. I then sent in Toxicroak, who sacrificed most of his health to Max Revive Mismagius, and then went down trying to Poison Jab the dragon. Omastar came back in and OHKOd the bugger with Ice Beam. Charizard was last up, and he used a pathetic Air Slash before being OHKOd by AncientPower.

Hurrah! I was Champion, thanks mainly to Mismagius and Omastar. Next up, Kanto!


The Team:
http://www.pokemonelite2000.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/09/454.png
Croagunk, Male, Relaxed, Lv.46
Poison Jab, Brick Break, Focus Blast, Nasty Plot
Impressions: Useful, although not as devastating as I'd thought he would be against Karen. Used his high HP to turn the tide against Lance, too.
http://www.pokemonelite2000.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/09/139.png
Omastar, Male, Mild, Lv.48
AncientPower, Mud Shot, Ice Beam, Surf
Impressions: Absolutely the MVP of the Elite Four. I'd never have done it without him. He saved me not only against Lance, but also in a tricky situation against Karen's Houndoom.
http://www.pokemonelite2000.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/09/429.png
Mismagius, Female, Docile, Lv.48
Confuse Ray, Charge Beam, Shadow Ball, Dark Pulse
Impressions: A close second to Omastar, if only because she didn't do so much against Lance. She solo'd Bruno though, and killed most of Will's team too.
http://www.pokemonelite2000.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/09/203.png
Girafarig, Female, Sassy, Lv. 46
Zen Headbutt, Psychic, Crunch, Strength
Impressions: Handy to have around, although outclassed by the above three. Should be useful in Kanto.
http://www.pokemonelite2000.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/09/148.png
Dragonair, Male, Adamant, Lv.45
Thunder Wave, Dragon Rush, Aqua Tail, Extremespeed
Impressions: Frankly, did nothing in the Elite Four except die against Lance (perhaps unsurprisingly). Waiting for him to become a Dragonite... only 10 levels...
http://www.pokemonelite2000.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/09/127.png
Pinsir, Male, Quiet, Lv.45
X-Scissor, Swords Dance, Rock Tomb, Brick Break
Impressions: Not as good as I'd hoped. I thought he'd take down Will single-handedly, but I was surprised when he led with Xatu who hurt Pinsir a lot. I then thought he'd do the trick against Karen, but again disappointed.

Porygon Z
November 21st, 2010, 05:52 AM
I'll try it in Crystal!

Persian
Poliwrath
Tentacruel
Farfetch'd
Muk
Marowak
Kangaskhan
Electabuzz
Omastar
Sudowoodo
Slowking
Forretress
Scizor
Magcargo
Skarmory
Stantler
Porygon2

Saiddun Uzkha
November 21st, 2010, 07:19 AM
I'll try it in Crystal!

Persian
Poliwrath
Tentacruel
Farfetch'd
Muk
Marowak
Kangaskhan
Electabuzz
Omastar
Sudowoodo
Slowking
Forretress
Scizor
Magcargo
Skarmory
Stantler
Porygon2

Persian
Muk
Sudowoodo
Farfetch'd
Scizor
Stantler

Have fun!

Sammuthegreat
November 21st, 2010, 08:31 AM
Added Porygon Z to the Challengers list. Keep updating people! I'm trudging through Kanto as we speak, full update to come tonight or tomorrow.

Porygon Z
November 21st, 2010, 11:28 AM
Persian
Muk
Sudowoodo
Farfetch'd
Scizor
Stantler

Have fun!

Can you exchange Persian with something to surf?

Sammuthegreat
November 21st, 2010, 11:48 AM
Can you exchange Persian with something to surf?

Take Slowking instead. Enjoy!

Rainbow-Sasuke
November 21st, 2010, 12:21 PM
Name: Rainbow-Sasuke Ingame Name: Ace
Game: Gold(ROM)
Pokemon that got away:
Kanto:
Fearow
Arbok
Sandslash
Nidoking
Clefable
Dugtrio
Persian
Primeape
Poliwrath
Alakazam
Machamp
Tentacruel
Slowbro
Dewgong
Cloyster
Gengar
Hitmonlee
Weezing
Starmie
Jynx
Electabuzz
Pinsir
Tauros
Gyarados
Lapras
Jolteon
Kabutops
Omastar
Aerodactly
Dragonite

Johto:
Ledian
Crobat
Lanturn
Togetic
Ampharos
Bellosom
Azumarill
Politoed
Jumpluff
Quagsire
Umbreon
Slowking
Misdreavus
Wobbuffet
Granbull
Sneasel
Heracross
Scizor
Ursaring
Piloswine
Octillery
Delibird
Skarmory
Houndoom
Kingra
Donphan
Porygon2
Stanler
Smeargle
Hitmontop
Blissey
Tyranitar
Number requirement: 6
Specific requirements: No trades, three from each catergories.

Saiddun Uzkha
November 21st, 2010, 12:44 PM
Name: Rainbow-Sasuke Ingame Name: Ace
Game: Gold(ROM)
Pokemon that got away:
Kanto:
Fearow
Arbok
Sandslash
Nidoking
Clefable
Dugtrio
Persian
Primeape
Poliwrath
Alakazam
Machamp
Tentacruel
Slowbro
Dewgong
Cloyster
Gengar
Hitmonlee
Weezing
Starmie
Jynx
Electabuzz
Pinsir
Tauros
Gyarados
Lapras
Jolteon
Kabutops
Omastar
Aerodactly
Dragonite

Johto:
Ledian
Crobat
Lanturn
Togetic
Ampharos
Bellosom
Azumarill
Politoed
Jumpluff
Quagsire
Umbreon
Slowking
Misdreavus
Wobbuffet
Granbull
Sneasel
Heracross
Scizor
Ursaring
Piloswine
Octillery
Delibird
Skarmory
Houndoom
Kingra
Donphan
Porygon2
Stanler
Smeargle
Hitmontop
Blissey
Tyranitar
Number requirement: 6
Specific requirements: No trades, three from each catergories.

Kanto:
1. Arbok
2. Tauros
3. Electabuzz

Johto
1. Quagsire
2. Blissey
3.Smeargle

Have Fun!

Rainbow-Sasuke
November 21st, 2010, 12:53 PM
Ok, thanks Saiddun. I'll start tomorrow. I'm going to cheat in Smeargle first if that's ok.

Porygon Z
November 21st, 2010, 01:20 PM
The biggest update of my life :D

(ITALIAN ROM)

Started the game, named myself Haru, chosen Totodile, then did all the initial stuff.
Catched Grimer (cheat), and grinded him all the way to Violet City.
Then took on Sprout Tower and Violet Gym, not too difficult, thanks to Sludge.

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Went through Route 32, 33 and Union Cave, then in Azalea Town.
Found out Team Rocket in Slowpoke Well, and defeated them.
Defeated Bugsy and then our beloved Rival (:D).

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Went to Ilex Forest, found a lost Farfetch'd, took him to his trainer and got HM01 Cut in exchange. Then passed through the rest of the forest and Route 34.
Arrived in Goldenrod City, made a quick city, then some training in Routes 35, 36 and National Park.

After all this stuff, we literally crushed Whitney. Too much, she cried. I wonder why...

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On the road to Ecruteak City, we found our new buddy.

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Once arrived at the new town, we met Bill, then quickly went on Route 38... two new buddies awaits.

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After a long grinding of all of them, we met, again, the blameless Rival.

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Then we awakened the Legendary Dogs, then a man called Eusine appears and thanks us for what we did. Wow.

Wait! Let's do a quick backtracking.

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Ok. Straight on from this, a quick healing, then... Morty.

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And the Fog Badge is ours.
Now, on Olivine City! A good training for Scyther...

Once we arrived, Rival strikes again, but this time he won't fight us.
Then we find out that the Gym leader of this city is on the top of the Lighthouse, wondering why. We made it up there, and we found out that the Lighthouse Pokèmon, Amphy. He needs the Secret Potion, findable only in Cianwood City, house of the 5th Gym.
Let's go!

Once we arrived (Scyther did a very good work in Sea Routes), we got the Secret Potion, then we took on the 5th Gym. But first I've something to do.

Back in Olivine, I bought something very very useful, then I took the Secret Potion to Amphy, which is now OK. Jasmine thanks us, then cames back to his Gym.

OK, no time to lose!

I went to the Pokèmon Center, and after that I took on Chuck very easily.
Find out what I bought...

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Ok, now I want to explore the beach... WTF?

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Woah, that was Suicune... Amazing!
After that, Eusine shows up, saying he wants to fight us. OK!

... Wow, already done? You suck.

Anyway, time to get to Olivine Gym!

OH MY GOD. I can't defeat Janine with these Pokèmon... How?
OK, I must train Totodile, just for this Gym.
Very well! Thanks Feraligatr, you helped us with that ****in Steelix!

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Ok, now we have to travel to Mahogany Town, where the 7th Gym is.
Du da da...
AGAIN?!?

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OMG! OK, let's go on. :D
Wow, this town sucks. Let's go upper.
Oh, some Trainers! :D

Woah, what is that? A Shiny Gyarados? Well, lets' get rid of this.

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(OK, now let's check if someone answered me on PC Forum... WTF?!? I can use Slowking? Well, I MUST train one, IMMEDIATELY!)

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Grimer: Thunderpunch, Sludge, Poison Gas, Disable.
Scizor: Quick Attack, Metal Claw, Focus Energy, Pursuit.
Slowking: Ice Punch, Surf, Confusion, Fire Blast.
Sudowoodo: Rock Slide, Strength, Flail, Low Kick.
Farfetch'd: Peck, Mud-Slap, Swords Dance, Fly.
Stantler: Tackle, Leer, Hypnosis, Stomp.

Well, thanks for reading! :D

Rainbow-Sasuke
November 21st, 2010, 01:55 PM
^If you talking to me, I'll do yours after. Anyway, first update:

Started my adventure.
Called myself Ace(of course).
Went and chose Totodile.
Went to the first route.
Hacked in Ekans.
Went through all of that stuff.
Beat my rival.
Went to Elm's lab.
Named him Zero.
Went to Violet.
Beat Bellsprout Tower.
Went and beat the gym.
Try to find Wooper.
Looked on Serebii and found out you can only find the at night.
Ekans evolved!
Saved at the Pokemon Center before Union Cave.

Current team:
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Sammuthegreat
November 22nd, 2010, 08:01 AM
Update 8:

After clearing out the S.S. Aqua, I hit Vermilion City, spotting Suicune on the way into town (accompanied by the unavoidable meeting with Eusine... what a tool). I headed straight for Lt. Surge's Gym, which I took down using Dragonair and Dragonair alone. I was very keen to bump him up the levels required to make him a Dragonite, you see. Surge was no problem - he never, ever is - and I moved on Northward to Saffron.

Now Saffron was likely to be a pain. None of my Pokemon at the time had especially good Sp.Def - Mismagius excepted - and none of them had a Psychic resistance. This could therefore have proven to be a tough Gym, so I moved further West to Celadon, which I thought would be a tad easier. I caught a Meowth for Cut purposes, as Pinsir no longer knew it.

I hate the layout of Celadon Gym. I honestly, absolutely hate it. It's impossible to see where you're going, and progressing through the holes in the wall is a monotonous task of walking into every spot until you find the right one. Eurgh. At least the Gym's easy; Dragonair and Toxicroak cleared it out between them, Dragonair learning Dragon Dance and then hitting Lv.55 to become a Dragonite. I taught him Fly and we headed North to Cerulean.

Cerulean was a breeze too. I sorted out the Power Plant, beat up the foreign Rocket and slapped the Nugget Bridge trainers. I then tonked the Gym trainers and laid the smack down on Misty. Pinsir and Toxicroak handled the main brunt of the Gym Battle, although Mismagius finished off Starmie.

As I now had a few levels more to my name (not to mention a new Dragonite) I headed back to Saffron to take on Sabrina. This time, the Espeon that could have caused me trouble before went down in one to Dragonite's Dragon Rush, and the rest was a process of spamming Girafarig's Crunch until Alakazam could no longer be Full Restored. Honourable mention goes to Pinsir for nailing Mr. Mime.

So that's where I am: halfway through Kanto already, with my team now fully evolved.


The Team:
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Toxicroak, Male, Relaxed, Lv.51
Poison Jab, Brick Break, Sludge Bomb, Nasty Plot
Impressions: I've just realised my updates have named him as Croagunk the whole time, despite the fact he's been a Toxicroak for a while now. He's my favourite Pokemon on this team (shhh, don't tell the others) even if he's not strictly the best (shhh, don't tell him). Ever reliable, especially now Sludge Bomb has replaced the erratic Focus Blast, fun as it was.
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Omastar, Male, Mild, Lv.50
AncientPower, Mud Shot, Ice Beam, Surf
Impressions: He's taken a bit more of a back seat since his Elite Four killing spree, but he's still an absolute beast when called upon. He has amazing type coverage with his moveset, and his Sp.Atk can give any opponent Pokemon cause for serious concern.
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Mismagius, Female, Docile, Lv.51
Confuse Ray, Charge Beam, Shadow Ball, Dark Pulse
Impressions: The same as ever here. She hits hard and fast, and if she's hit she goes down just as hard and fast. Luckily she's very rarely hit, seeing as her foes are usually down before they get a chance. It's also worth mentioning that she levels up REALLY fast...
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Girafarig, Female, Sassy, Lv. 51
Zen Headbutt, Psychic, Crunch, Strength
Impressions: She's taken an unexpected upswing in form after the Erika battle. She was fading a tad due to her stats being so much lower than the rest, but Crunch has turned into a real lifesaver. Impressively she single-handedly (hoofedly) decimated Sabrina's Alakazam, despite the massive BST and level difference.
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Dragonite, Male, Adamant, Lv.55
Dragon Dance, Dragon Rush, Waterfall, Fly
Impressions: ...And just like that, everything changed. As soon as he became a Dragonite, all my previous annoyances with his inconsistency vanished. Even though he looks retarded (PLEASE GAMEFREAK DESIGN AN ALTERNATE DRAGONAIR EVO!! Preferably Sp.Atk based...) you can't argue with his power. He'll almost certainly be the difference that makes me win against Red.
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Pinsir, Male, Quiet, Lv.50
X-Scissor, Swords Dance, Rock Tomb, Brick Break
Impressions: To complete the update, here's the third Pokemon who's suddenly undergone a massive improvement. Pinsir made up for his disappointing Elite Four showing with a barnstorming couple of fights against Misty and Sabrina; Golduck, Mr. Mime and just about every trainer between Saffron, Cerulean and Celadon can testify as to how hard this Bug hits.

Rainbow-Sasuke
November 22nd, 2010, 10:55 AM
I'm going to cancel this challenge and do it again sometime(with the same team mind!).

torcoal
November 27th, 2010, 01:04 PM
Name: torcoal
Game: Pearl
Ones that got away:
Staraptor
Bibarel
Kriketune
Roserade
Bastiodon
Wormadam
Cherrim
Gastrodon
Purugly
Chimecho
Stuntank
Blissey
Chatot
Lucario
Hippodon
Lumineon
Dusknoir
Number of pokemon: 6

Sammuthegreat
November 28th, 2010, 08:57 AM
Name: torcoal
Game: Pearl
Ones that got away:
Staraptor
Bibarel
Kriketune
Roserade
Bastiodon
Wormadam
Cherrim
Gastrodon
Purugly
Chimecho
Stuntank
Blissey
Chatot
Lucario
Hippodon
Lumineon
Dusknoir
Number of pokemon: 6

Take...

Chimecho
Dusknoir
Lucario
Cherrim
Chatot
Bibarel

Enjoy! I'll be updating again soon - recently I've been concentrating on my Pearl Nuzlocke run but I've had a bad day on that so I'll probably move back to this Challenge for a while.

torcoal
November 28th, 2010, 02:10 PM
Alright, I'll start this up real soon.

Sammuthegreat
November 28th, 2010, 03:50 PM
Update 9:

Just a quick update, like I say I've been playing my Pearl Nuzlocke run recently. I played my Ones that Got Away Challenge a bit earlier though, and this is what I did.

I moved West from Celadon down Cycling Road, clearing out all the trainers. When I hit Fuschia City I headed straight for the Gym and kicked Janine's arse, using Girafarig and (for comedy value) Toxicroak, despite his moves' ineffectiveness. I then headed East back up towards Lavender to take on the trainers there and even out my team's levels.


The Team:
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Toxicroak, Male, Relaxed, Lv.54
Poison Jab, Brick Break, Sludge Bomb, Nasty Plot
Impressions: A rounded moveset has given Toxicroak the final push he needed. He's now a Grade-A ass-kicker, even taking down Pokemon he should barely be able to scratch due to type mismatches, and kicking the snot out of them after a couple of Nasty Plots.
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Omastar, Male, Mild, Lv.54
AncientPower, Mud Shot, Ice Beam, Surf
Impressions: I've come to the conclusion that Omastars are a dream to raise. I barely seem to use him in comparison to Pokemon like Pinsir or (before) Dragonair, but he never seems to drop behind in level. I've realised that's because he OHKOs most opposition without even blinking, and he levels up quickly too.
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Mismagius, Female, Docile, Lv.54
Confuse Ray, Charge Beam, Shadow Ball, Dark Pulse
Impressions: Like Omastar but even more extreme. She levels up ridiculously fast, and hits just as hard as Omastar. The only downside is that when opponents get a hit in - most often with Sucker Punch (hate that move) - she takes a fair old bit of damage.
http://www.pokemonelite2000.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/09/203.png
Girafarig, Female, Sassy, Lv. 54
Zen Headbutt, Psychic, Crunch, Strength
Impressions: I was expecting Girafarig to fade sadly into the background, but partly due to her awesome type combo and partly because she's just so rounded stats-wise, she's still a real staple of many battles.
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Dragonite, Male, Adamant, Lv.55
Dragon Dance, Dragon Rush, Waterfall, Fly
Impressions: I haven't used him since Update 8, because I've been evening out my team's levels to match his.
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Pinsir, Male, Quiet, Lv.54
X-Scissor, Swords Dance, Rock Tomb, Brick Break
Impressions: Pinsir spends the most time at the front of my party - not because he's my favourite, but because he takes twice as much XP to raise as any other team member. He's got to the stage now though where he can take down pretty much any opponent, especially after a Swords Dance or two - as a few Weezing on Cycling Road can testify.

PsychoJigglypuff
November 28th, 2010, 04:59 PM
Eh, I think I might try this challenge.

Name: PsychoJigglypuff
Game: Emerald
List of Pokemon that got away:
Mightyena
Ludicolo
Shiftry
Pelipper
Gardevoir
Breloom
Exploud
Hariyama
Azumarril
Tentacruel
Sableye
Mawile
Aggron
Medicham
Manetric
Swalot
Sharpedo
Wailord
Camerupt
Magcargo
Torkoal
Grumpig
Spinda
Skarmory
Flygon
Cacturne
Altaria
Zangoose
Seviper
Whiscash
Crawdaunt
Claydol
Cradily
Armaldo
Banette
Dusclops
Tropius
Chimecho
Absol
Xatu
Girafarig
Donphan
Heracross
Rhydon
Glalie
Walrein
Relicanth
Lanturn
Salamence
Metagross
Number required: 6
Any specific requirements: Vary the types, and don't have most of them caught near the end of the game, since I can't trade any in.

Saiddun Uzkha
November 28th, 2010, 05:12 PM
Eh, I think I might try this challenge.

Name: PsychoJigglypuff
Game: Emerald
List of Pokemon that got away:
Mightyena
Ludicolo
Shiftry
Pelipper
Gardevoir
Breloom
Exploud
Hariyama
Azumarril
Tentacruel
Sableye
Mawile
Aggron
Medicham
Manetric
Swalot
Sharpedo
Wailord
Camerupt
Magcargo
Torkoal
Grumpig
Spinda
Skarmory
Flygon
Cacturne
Altaria
Zangoose
Seviper
Whiscash
Crawdaunt
Claydol
Cradily
Armaldo
Banette
Dusclops
Tropius
Chimecho
Absol
Xatu
Girafarig
Donphan
Heracross
Rhydon
Glalie
Walrein
Relicanth
Lanturn
Salamence
Metagross
Number required: 6
Any specific requirements: Vary the types, and don't have most of them caught near the end of the game, since I can't trade any in.
Mightyena
Peliper
Glalie
Rhydon
Gardevoir
Absol
Have fun!

torcoal
November 28th, 2010, 05:17 PM
Doh! I just realized that I can't get duskull without hacking, abd even if I do cheat, I can't evolve it without the national dex. Could I have another?

Reshiram Man
November 28th, 2010, 05:23 PM
Doh! I just realized that I can't get duskull without hacking, abd even if I do cheat, I can't evolve it without the national dex. Could I have another?

Skuntank!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

PsychoJigglypuff
November 28th, 2010, 05:26 PM
Mightyena
Peliper
Glalie
Rhydon
Gardevoir
Absol
Have fun!

Thanks! I'll have an update as soon as I do something update worthy. xD

torcoal
November 28th, 2010, 05:39 PM
Okay! I'll get started sometime tommorow!

PsychoJigglypuff
November 28th, 2010, 07:44 PM
Okay! Time for a short first update! Rather image heavy.

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I arrived at my new house, in a rather uncomfortable position. I then proceeded to set my clock, and get my complimentary potion and all that jazz. Once I'm done my Mom starts yelling something about my dad on TV or something. That's when I realized...
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But that was just a waste of time, so I went over to the neighbor's house to say hello. And of course, my neighbor is some annoyingly perky kid.
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He was a weirdo, so I went to see his dad, but as I was walking I could hear screams of terror coming from the woods. I followed them until I saw some guy in a lab coat being chased by a Zigzagoon.
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It was pitiful, so I decided to help him out.
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Turns out, he was the Professor and the perky kid's dad. Oh boy. So he gives me the Treeko as a gift. How nice. Then he asked me to find his kid for him. Geez, what an irresponsible dad.

I find the kid at the end of the path. He's as perky as ever. He immediately wants to fight me.
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I kick his butt. Then he drags me back to the lab, where his dad gives me some Pokeballs and a Pokedex. Good, now I can really get out of here. They shouldn't bother me anymore. I hope. As soon as I leave, I see my mom, and while she goes off on some long speech on how I'm becoming so much like my dad, I take the Running Shoes and get out.
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First thing I do is catch a Poochyena.
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Then I proceeded to grind Nyx to level 5, then boxed the Treeko, because it reminded me of those annoying guys. Sorry, dude. Afterwards, I caught a Wingull. Which I also grinded to level 5.
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Team so far:

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Nyx
Lv. 5
-Tackle
-Howl

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Sebastian
Lv. 5
-Growl
-Water Gun

agumon
November 29th, 2010, 11:49 AM
Okay I want in on this!!
Name:Agumon
Game: Ruby (But it's a rom so I can add any pokemon in anywhere)
here is my list of pokemon I've never gotten to train up

Poocheyna
Lotad
Slakoth
Makuhita
Goldeen
Zubat
Meditite
Electrike
Voltorb
Oddish
Doduo
Carvahna
Slugma
Sandshrew
Trapinch
Swablu
Corphish
Baltoy
Anorith
Shuppet
Duskull
Tropius
Number Required: How bout 4?
Specific Requirements N/A

Sammuthegreat
November 29th, 2010, 02:13 PM
Okay I want in on this!!
Name:Agumon
Game: Ruby (But it's a rom so I can add any pokemon in anywhere)
here is my list of pokemon I've never gotten to train up

Poocheyna
Lotad
Slakoth
Makuhita
Goldeen
Zubat
Meditite
Electrike
Voltorb
Oddish
Doduo
Carvahna
Slugma
Sandshrew
Trapinch
Swablu
Corphish
Baltoy
Anorith
Shuppet
Duskull
Tropius
Number Required: How bout 4?
Specific Requirements N/A

Give it a go with Swablu, Tropius, Lotad and, inspired by my most recent addition to my Pearl Nuzlocke, Meditite. Have fun!

agumon
November 30th, 2010, 03:37 PM
Alright awesome! I'm going to go ahead and play this through with them straight from the beginnning so I'm going to hack them into the first route at lvl. 2 :) I'll edit my first update into this post in a little while!

Update #1

-Named myself Seth, and Finished all the boring beginning stuff including Picking up Tropius which was dubbed Littlefoot as my starter.
-Caught all my team at lvl 2. Cotton the swablu, JuJu the meditite, and Lilly the Lotad.
-Grinded them all up to about lvl. 10
-Talked to Dad and helped Wally catch his Ralts.
-Saved the random executive who was trying to find Shroomish.
-Made it to Roxanne and Let Littlefoot and Lilly go to town on her :)
-Saved.

Team:
Tropius (Littlefoot) Lvl. 12
Gust
Growth
Razor leaf
Leer

Lotad (Lilly) Lvl. 12
Astonish
Growl
Absorb

Swablu (Cotton) Lvl. 10
Peck
Growl
Astonish

Meditite (JuJu) Lvl. 11
Bide
Confusion
Meditate
(Screen shot for proof)

Mistyblu
December 1st, 2010, 10:38 PM
This is a great idea.

Name: Mistyblu
Game: Soul Silver
Pokemon that got away:
Spoiler:
Nidoqueen
Clefable
Wigglytuff
Parasect
Persian
Golduck
Dodrio
Exeggutor
Hitmonlee
Hitmonchan
Kangaskhan
Jynx
Flareon
Kabutops
Snorlax
Ledian
Xatu
Jumpluff
Sunflora
Forretress
Granbull
Qwilfish
Magcargo
Corsola
Ninjask
Mawile
Volbeat
Swalot
Camerupt
Torkoal
Grumpig
Cacturne
Zangoose
Seviper
Lunatone
Solrock
Whiscash
Crawdaunt
Claydol
Absol
Huntail
Gorebyss
Bastiodon
Mothim
Hippowdon
Abomasnow
Leafeon
Porygon Z
Probopass
Froslass

Number required: 6
Specific requirements: Okay a pretty long list actually (even had to cull some more!) but at least a Surfer and a Flier would be good. A variety of types would also be more interesting

Sammuthegreat
December 2nd, 2010, 05:10 AM
This is a great idea.

Name: Mistyblu
Game: Soul Silver
Pokemon that got away:
Spoiler:
Nidoqueen
Clefable
Wigglytuff
Parasect
Persian
Golduck
Dodrio
Exeggutor
Hitmonlee
Hitmonchan
Kangaskhan
Jynx
Flareon
Kabutops
Snorlax
Ledian
Xatu
Jumpluff
Sunflora
Forretress
Granbull
Qwilfish
Magcargo
Corsola
Ninjask
Mawile
Volbeat
Swalot
Camerupt
Torkoal
Grumpig
Cacturne
Zangoose
Seviper
Lunatone
Solrock
Whiscash
Crawdaunt
Claydol
Absol
Huntail
Gorebyss
Bastiodon
Mothim
Hippowdon
Abomasnow
Leafeon
Porygon Z
Probopass
Froslass

Number required: 6
Specific requirements: Okay a pretty long list actually (even had to cull some more!) but at least a Surfer and a Flier would be good. A variety of types would also be more interesting

You can take... Crawdaunt, Zangoose, Xatu, Abomasnow, Nidoqueen and Forretress. Have fun! Added you to the Challengers list.

PsychoJigglypuff
December 3rd, 2010, 05:47 PM
Well, I don't have enough time to make a super long update, so I'm gonna make things abridged-ish.

Update #2:
So yeah, I go to visit my dad, but some random kid with ridiculous hair comes in.
http://img42.imageshack.us/img42/8510/pj10.png
And he just goes out and catches a Ralts. I wanted one too. I thought it shouldn't be too hard, considering how quickly he did it.
http://img30.imageshack.us/img30/8197/pj11.png
2 hours later...
http://img11.imageshack.us/img11/8301/pj12.png
But I finally managed to catch one.
http://img23.imageshack.us/img23/3135/pj13.png
Then some other stuff happens and I find some generic guy and a thug in the woods.
http://img189.imageshack.us/img189/7291/pj14.png
So I beat him up. And the guy is oh so grateful so he gives me a Great Ball. Thanks. More stuff happens and I fight the first Gym! Sebastian pretty much owned the entire gym.
http://img834.imageshack.us/img834/2870/pj15.png
Pretty easy victory.
http://img69.imageshack.us/img69/5339/pj16.png
Of course as soon as I leave, another thug runs off with something. And somehow I have to find him and get them back.
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I make my way to the tunnel and find the thug with some random goods and a Wingull.
http://img7.imageshack.us/img7/4976/pj18.png
I kick his butt, and return the bird and the goods.
http://img21.imageshack.us/img21/769/pj20.png
http://img4.imageshack.us/img4/3347/pj19.png
Now I have to deliver the goods and give a letter to someone. Do I look like a servant, why so many errands from people? Well at least I don't have to deal with that perky ki-
http://img525.imageshack.us/img525/7365/pj21.png
FFFFFFFFFFUUUUUUUUU-
So I kick his butt again. And find that weird old sailor to see if he could give me a ride to the island.
http://img249.imageshack.us/img249/6302/pj22.png
After I arrived, I took advantage of the fact there was a Gym and challenged it. Also a piece of cake, mostly thanks to Manly.
http://img46.imageshack.us/img46/6086/pj23.png
Surprisingly, Nyx was pretty useful against Brawly...
http://img35.imageshack.us/img35/8504/pj24.png
Untouchable. Well only against Meditite, but whatever.
http://img401.imageshack.us/img401/1474/pj25.png
And I did some more stuff after that such as deliver the letter and go to Slateport but I'm to lazy to say anything about it.
http://img338.imageshack.us/img338/6749/pj26.png

Current Team:

http://archives.bulbagarden.net/media/upload/8/8c/Spr_3e_261.gif
Nyx
Lv. 16
-Tackle
-Howl
-Sand-Attack
-Bite

http://archives.bulbagarden.net/media/upload/b/b3/Spr_3e_278.gif
Sebastian
Lv. 16
-Growl
-Water Gun
-Supersonic
-Wing Attack

http://archives.bulbagarden.net/media/upload/5/5a/Spr_3e_280.gif
Manly
Lv. 16
-Growl
-Confusion
-Double Team
-Teleport

HM Slave(s):

SLAVE the Lv. 6 Nincada: Cut, Flash

torcoal
December 5th, 2010, 07:49 PM
Oops, forgot to update. You know how this is going to go if I fail to remember the first update XD. So, I got a Turtwig, but imediantly dumped it when I got a Bidoof. I got to Jubelife, beat my rival, evolved Bidoof, beat Roark, got to Floramroma, beat team dorks out of the Valley Windworks, got to Eterna (Caught a Buizel on the way), traded said Buizel to the kid for a Chatot, grinded Chatot, beat Gardaina, beat team dorks AGAIN, I caught a Chingling, trained it a little, and I'm now trying to find a Cheriubi. Oh, and thanks to Chatter, my Chatot now sounds like a MissingNo.
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
TEAM:

BarrelRoll (Bibarrel)
~Hyper Fang
~Headbutt
~Water Gun
~Rollout

Charap (Chatot)
~Chatter
~Peck
~Fury Attack
~Sing

Dinga-Ling (Chingling)
~Confusion
~Astonish
~Wrap
~Uproar

Badges: 2

Manila Luzon
December 5th, 2010, 11:53 PM
Name: dragonomega
Game: Emerald (Rom so Pokemon at certain times don't bother me~)
List of Pokemon that got away:

Snorunt
Swablu
Spheal
Tailow
Tentacool
Shuppet
Mudkip
Numel
Koffing
Grimer

Number required: 4
Any specific requirements: Vary types ^^

PsychoJigglypuff
December 6th, 2010, 03:19 AM
EDIT: lol never mind. You posted right before me. xD

Manila Luzon
December 6th, 2010, 08:16 AM
What D:?

I need a team ;~; D:<

Sammuthegreat
December 6th, 2010, 10:12 AM
What D:?

I need a team ;~; D:<

Haha, it seems we both posted at the same time, and both deleted our posts at the same time. I'll re-post the team I originally gave you then:

Shuppet
Numel
Swablu
Tentacool

Added you to the Challengers list. Enjoy!

Manila Luzon
December 6th, 2010, 10:17 AM
Haha, it seems we both posted at the same time, and both deleted our posts at the same time. I'll re-post the team I originally gave you then:

Shuppet
Numel
Swablu
Tentacool

Added you to the Challengers list. Enjoy!

I don't see Snorunt on that list>:o

Thanks n.n; I'll start soon, I'll have my update tonight ~

vaporeon7
December 7th, 2010, 02:47 AM
Name: Vaporeon7
Game: Blue
List of Pokemon that got away: Aerodctyl
Clefable
Dewgong
Dugtrio
Hitmonchan
Hitmonlee
Hypno
Jynx
Kangaskhan
Magmar
Mr. Mime
Onix
Parasect
Persian
Pinsir
Poliwrath
Raichu
Raticate
Sandslash
Seadra
Seaking
Victreebel

Number required: 6
Any specific requirements: One Pokemon that can learn Surf and one that can learn Fly.

PsychoJigglypuff
December 7th, 2010, 03:15 AM
@vaporeon7: Let's see... Have Aerodctyl, Clefable, Hypno, Parasect, Poliwrath, and Raichu!

Mistyblu
December 7th, 2010, 03:17 AM
Well I've started my challenge in Soul Silver and decided to hack in Snover, Zangoose and Corphish since I couldn't wait to use them (I'll get the other ones where they are in the wild). I'm now in Union cave heading to Azalea town after finishing the Violet city Gym with only level 9 pokemon- was too impatient to level Zangoose and Corphish up properly.

It was interesting training all these from level 3 and each of them had their own drawbacks and strengths.

Team:

http://archives.bulbagarden.net/media/upload/e/ee/Spr_4p_459_m.png
Snover ♂ @Miracle Seed level 13
Snow Warning- Rash

-Powder Snow
-GrassWhistle
-Razor Leaf
-Icy Wind

I've always wanted to raise this cute lil' critter from the start but were always found too late in the game. It's STAB moves have great coverage in the game, Ice is nets a lot of super effective hits on the Grass and Flying types. Breezed through Sprout Tower although opted not to use it against Falkner so the other team members could shine. I thought the infinite hail would be troublesome for the team but so far not yet, let's hope it won't be too much of a hassle later on.

http://archives.bulbagarden.net/media/upload/0/03/Spr_4d_335.png

Zangoose ♀@Shell Bell level 12
Immunity- Lax

-Scratch
-Leer
-Quick Attack
-Swords Dance

Her ability is really useful against the Weedles and Ekanses (?) that populate Soul Silver. A bit of a pain to level up as it gains experience slow but she's quite strong herself, becoming even more of a monster when she learned Swords Dance at level 9, making the battle against Falkner's Pidgeotto easier with a boosted Quick Attack, even when underlevelled.

http://archives.bulbagarden.net/media/upload/6/6f/Spr_4d_341.png
Corphish ♂ @None level 14
Hyper Cutter- Quiet

-Bubble
-Harden
-ViceGrip
-Rock Tomb

Quite a pain leveling up I have to admit, as it only had Bubble when I first caught it. Had to sit out from all the Bellsprouts in the Sprout Tower so he didn't get a good move until KOing Falkner's Pidgey, though at the time his health was too low to use his newly learned ViceGrip against Pidgeotto. Even though Bubble is weak, the Speed drops do come in handy and Corphish can take hits so far with Harden. Surprisingly and thankfully, he gains experience fast. Recenty found and taught him Rock Tomb as I plan to use him against Bugsy. Whereas he was useless in Sprout Tower, he is VERY useful in the caves, along with Snover (though I prefer Corphish as the Hail creates uneccessary turns that slow my progress down)

EDIT: lol never mind the team, someone already posted XD

vaporeon7
December 7th, 2010, 04:23 AM
I started my Blue 'The Ones That Got Away' challenge. I played through the game until I reached the Viridian Forest where I caught my Pikachu. I trained my Pikachu a lot and went through the Forest. I then beat Brock (just). I went east until I reached Mt. Moon. I went inside Mt. Moon and caught a Paras and Clefairy. Part way through Mt. Moon I evolved Clefairy. Once I got to Cerulean City I beat Gray and then helped Bill and got the SS. Ticket. I then went back and defeated Misty. I am currently in Cerulean City.
http://archives.bulbagarden.net/media/upload/b/ba/Spr_1b_025.png
Ashachu (Pikachu) Lv22.
Moves: Thundershock, Growl, Thunder Wave, Quick Attack.
http://archives.bulbagarden.net/media/upload/7/74/Spr_1b_046.png
Slicendice (Paras) Lv19.
Moves: Scratch, Stun Spore.
http://archives.bulbagarden.net/media/upload/2/25/Spr_1b_036.png
Pippy (Clefable) Lv20.
Moves: Bubblebeam, Growl, Sing, Mega Punch.

Mistyblu
December 7th, 2010, 06:53 AM
Update:
-Saved the Slowpokes. Zangoose easily plowed through Team Rocket and their poison types.
-Challenged the Rival. Snover vs Croconaw was fun as soon as Grasswhistle hit before grabbing 2 Critical hit Razor Leaves in a row.
-Challenged Bugsy. Scyther ran away after being hit by Corphish's Rock Tomb sending Metapod as a replacement, which allowed time for the crayfish to set up Harden and heal (Leer+U-turn left him in red). The next time Scyther came out he didn't stand a chance when he stupidly used Focus Energy.
-Zoomed through Ilex Forest, teaching Zangoose a stronger STAB move in Headbutt, then used that to find a Pineco in the next route.
-Went back to Ilex Forest to teach Pineco Headbutt to replace Tackle as Bug Bite doesn't do enough damage.
-Skipped as much trainers as I can to grab a Nidoran F, levelling Pineco along the way when those annoying trainers face you the moment you take another step. Pineco levels up quite fast actually.
-Defeated some Guards while the moon is still out.

My team"

http://archives.bulbagarden.net/media/upload/3/37/Spr_4h_029.png

Nidoran♀ @None Level 14
Poison Point- Calm
-Poison Sting
-Scratch
-Tail Whip
-Double Kick

Has been quite bulky despite its cute, little exterior. Will do more training and buy some TMs later and will be my secret weapon against Whitney.

http://archives.bulbagarden.net/media/upload/e/ee/Spr_4p_459_m.png
Snover ♂ @Miracle Seed level 16
Snow Warning- Rash

-Powder Snow
-GrassWhistle
-Razor Leaf
-Icy Wind

Hasn't been used much actually as I rushed through getting my newest pokemon and training them to catch up. Still useful though when needed.

http://archives.bulbagarden.net/media/upload/0/03/Spr_4d_335.png

Zangoose ♀ @Shell Bell level 16
Immunity- Lax
-Fury Cutter
-Headbutt
-Quick Attack
-Swords Dance

Headbutt just decimates teams, making Zangoose even better. Strangely though, she can't learn Cut (not that I want to replace anything with it, I have a HM Slave Cyndaquil for that). Still very good against the Poison types with their Poison Stings and Poison Points around, not having to worry about Poison at all.

http://archives.bulbagarden.net/media/upload/6/6f/Spr_4d_341.png
Corphish ♂ @None level 17
Hyper Cutter- Quiet
-Bubble
-Harden
-ViceGrip
-Rock Tomb

Has been growing very fast and is now the highest leveled member of my team. The amount of experience he gains is pretty insane, but I'm trying to hold off using him for now for the newcomers to catch up. Contemplating if I should teach him Dig or if someone else should learn it...


http://archives.bulbagarden.net/media/upload/e/ed/Spr_4h_204.png
Pineco ♂ @Quick Claw level 16
Sturdy- Calm
-Headbutt
-Protect
-Selfdestruct
-Bug Bite

This guy has a very good Defense stat. Bug Bite is important as his only Bug STAB for now and will be useful against Whitney's Miltank later on (or any other berry holding gym leader's pokemon). The -Atk nature doesn't bother me too much as he won't be much of an attacker and similarly to Nidoqueen will take more defensive roles later on. Thinking of replacing Selfdestruct with one of the screen TMs at the moment (i don't like KOing my pokemon)

vaporeon7
December 7th, 2010, 03:07 PM
I defeated the Team Rocket member in Cerulean City and then headed south. After I arrived in Vermillion City I went east and caught a Drowzee. I then went on the SS. Anne. While on the SS. Anne Paras evolved. I then beat my rival and got Cut. I then went and beat Lt. Surge. After that I went back to Cerulean City and then went east. I went into Dark Cave and during my exploration Drowzee evolved. I then got to Lavender Town. I then travelled west to Celedon City. Where I evolved Raichu. I then went to Saffron City and beat the Fighting Dojo. I went back to Celedon City and defeated Team Rocket and then Erika. I am currently in Celedon City.
http://archives.bulbagarden.net/media/upload/5/53/Spr_1b_026.png
Ashachu (Raichu) Lv32.
Moves: Thunderbolt, Swift, Thunder Wave, Submission.
http://archives.bulbagarden.net/media/upload/5/54/Spr_1b_047.png
Slicendice (Parasect) Lv32.
Moves: Mega Drain, Stun Spore, Leech Life, Spore.
http://archives.bulbagarden.net/media/upload/2/25/Spr_1b_036.png
Pippy (Clefable) Lv32.
Moves: Bubblebeam, Tri Attack, Sing, Mega Punch.
http://archives.bulbagarden.net/media/upload/0/09/Spr_1b_097.png
Hemingway (Hypno) 32.
Moves: Headbutt, Hypnosis, Mega Kick, Confusion.

I then went back to Lavender Town and ridded Team Rocket from the Pokemon Tower. I then went and got the Super Rod and then I caught a Poliwhirl, which I then evolved. I then travelled to Fuchsia City and got Surf and beat the gym. I then went to Cinnabar Island quickly and got an Aerodactyl. I then flew to Saffron City and saved the Silph Co. I then went and beat the gym. I am currently in Saffron City.
http://archives.bulbagarden.net/media/upload/5/53/Spr_1b_026.png
Ashachu (Raichu) Lv40.
Moves: Thunderbolt, Swift, Thunder Wave, Submission.
http://archives.bulbagarden.net/media/upload/5/54/Spr_1b_047.png
Slicendice (Parasect) Lv40.
Moves: Mega Drain, Slash, Leech Life, Spore.
http://archives.bulbagarden.net/media/upload/2/25/Spr_1b_036.png
Pippy (Clefable) Lv40.
Moves: Bubblebeam, Tri Attack, Sing, Mega Punch.
http://archives.bulbagarden.net/media/upload/0/09/Spr_1b_097.png
Hemingway (Hypno) Lv40.
Moves: Headbutt, Hypnosis, Mega Kick, Psychic.
http://archives.bulbagarden.net/media/upload/6/67/Spr_1b_062.png
Satoshi (Poliwrath) Lv40.
Moves: Surf, Hypnosis, Earthquake, Ice Beam.
http://archives.bulbagarden.net/media/upload/6/63/Spr_1b_142.png
Fossil (Aerodactyl) Lv40.
Moves: Wing Attack, Bite, Fly, Supersonic.

I then went to Pallet Town and surfed south to Cinnabar Island. I then went into the Mansion and got the key. I then went into the gym and won. I then went back to Viridian City and beat Giovanni for the last time. I went west and beat my rival and the continued to and through Victory Road. I then challenged the Pokemon League.
Lorelei: Only needed Raichu.
Bruno: Poliwrath and Hypno dominated.
Agatha: Hypno almost soloed her and Aerodactyl finished her off.
Lance: Raichu, Poliwrath and Clefable defeated him.
Rival: Raichu, Poliwrath did some and Parasect dominated.
I've now finished my challenge on Blue.
http://archives.bulbagarden.net/media/upload/5/53/Spr_1b_026.png
Ashachu (Raichu) Lv50.
Moves: Thunderbolt, Swift, Thunder Wave, Submission.
http://archives.bulbagarden.net/media/upload/5/54/Spr_1b_047.png
Slicendice (Parasect) Lv48.
Moves: Mega Drain, Slash, Leech Life, Spore.
http://archives.bulbagarden.net/media/upload/2/25/Spr_1b_036.png
Pippy (Clefable) Lv47.
Moves: Bubblebeam, Strength, Sing, Blizzard.
http://archives.bulbagarden.net/media/upload/0/09/Spr_1b_097.png
Hemingway (Hypno) Lv48.
Moves: Headbutt, Hypnosis, Metronome, Psychic.
http://archives.bulbagarden.net/media/upload/6/67/Spr_1b_062.png
Satoshi (Poliwrath) Lv48.
Moves: Surf, Hypnosis, Earthquake, Ice Beam.
http://archives.bulbagarden.net/media/upload/6/63/Spr_1b_142.png
Fossil (Aerodactyl) Lv47.
Moves: Fire Blast, Bite, Fly, Supersonic.

HaloSonic
December 8th, 2010, 09:46 AM
welll... umm.. I am sorta doing that in heartgold... but this is after I beat Red and E4 and all that. just for fun, Ive redone my team with lv 5s (now Lv 12 and up) and am going through all the old routes. if only there was a way to re-activate the old triggers.. (I can't do that BTW, i don't have an AR).

my team is, wierdly enough;

Mew (Lv 11) (yes, this is legitimate, it was given away in October)
Torchic (Lv 12)
Starly (Lv 12)
Charmander (Lv 15)
Pikachu(Lv 10)
Magikarp (event) (lv 8)

Sammuthegreat
December 8th, 2010, 10:19 AM
welll... umm.. I am sorta doing that in heartgold... but this is after I beat Red and E4 and all that. just for fun, Ive redone my team with lv 5s (now Lv 12 and up) and am going through all the old routes. if only there was a way to re-activate the old triggers.. (I can't do that BTW, i don't have an AR).

my team is, wierdly enough;

Mew (Lv 11) (yes, this is legitimate, it was given away in October)
Torchic (Lv 12)
Starly (Lv 12)
Charmander (Lv 15)
Pikachu(Lv 10)
Magikarp (event) (lv 8)

If you're raising Box Pokemon without starting a new file, then you're in the wrong Challenge - Try this one instead. (http://www.pokecommunity.com/showthread.php?t=234940)

EDIT: Vaporeon7, congratulations for becoming the Challenge's 5th Champion (and so quickly, too)! I've added you and your final party to the Champions list.

Manila Luzon
December 8th, 2010, 10:23 AM
Still haven't started mine, silly illness ;~;

Mistyblu
December 9th, 2010, 05:11 AM
Update:
-Battle all the trainers within the Goldenrod vicinity.
-Nidoran evolved into Nidorina
-Bought some TMs leaving me next to no money, saving some for later since I'm still not sure who to teach the TMs too (I wish it were like Gen V and not single-use :()
-Went into the Goldenrod Gym and challenged Whitney.
-Clefairy fell easy to Zangoose's Slash.
-Miltank took a bit longer, although she wasn't as threatening as in previous runs. Started with Pineco to Bug Bite that Lum Berry away then switched to Nidorina to hopefully make Poison Point activate and also because she has Double Kick.
-Had to heal Nidorina before Miltank was finally poisoned and when she started the Rollout of Doom I switched into Pineco (WHAT!? A bug type against Rollout?!) and used PROTECT to stop the pesky move.
-Because I wanted my newest members some gym battle experience, I went back to Zangoose when Nidorina's health was a bit low again (damn Stomp) and used Quick Attack but because Miltank had red health Whitney healed.
-Zangoose then used Swords Dance and did another Quick Attack, although falling short of the KO. Luckily Zangoose somehow survived another Stomp from half health and the next Quick Attacked KOed the cow.
-Got the badge and the Squirtbottle.

My team:

http://archives.bulbagarden.net/media/upload/1/1e/Spr_4h_030.png

Nidorina ♀ @None Level 18
Poison Point- Calm
-Poison Sting
-Scratch
-Tail Whip
-Double Kick

Nidoran evolved and can now survive more hits and actually do a bit more damage with its -Atk nature. Used her against Miltank but the cow's defense was too strong although Nidorina did get a few crits. Poison Point didn't really kick as fast as I would have liked though. I really like the look of the Moon Ball she is in.

http://archives.bulbagarden.net/media/upload/e/ee/Spr_4p_459_m.png
Snover ♂ @Miracle Seed level 18
Snow Warning- Rash

-Powder Snow
-GrassWhistle
-Razor Leaf
-Icy Wind

Hasn't been used much in anything important unfortunately, although part of it is because I did not want my team to be pelted by Hail too much.

http://archives.bulbagarden.net/media/upload/0/03/Spr_4d_335.png

Zangoose ♀ @Shell Bell level 18
Immunity- Lax
-Fury Cutter
-Slash
-Quick Attack
-Swords Dance

Finally learned Slash and deleted Headbutt, since Slash had the same power but with a chance of a crit. Also I wanted to save Quick Attack for the speedy cow (Miltank is faster than it looks). Never let me down and surprisingly survived a few of Miltank's Stomps.

http://archives.bulbagarden.net/media/upload/6/6f/Spr_4d_341.png
Corphish ♂ @None level 18
Hyper Cutter- Quiet
-Bubble
-Harden
-ViceGrip
-Rock Tomb

Been taking a backseat as well to let Nidorina and Pineco shine. Not sure if I want to use my Payback or Dig TM (or both) yet, Corphish can learn Payback at a much later level and I'm not sure if I should reserve the TM for Pineco instead. Dig is the only Ground move it can learn so it would be good coverage with Rock and maybe I can reserve Earthquake for another pokemon.

http://archives.bulbagarden.net/media/upload/e/ed/Spr_4h_204.png
Pineco ♂ @Quick Claw level 18
Sturdy- Calm
-Headbutt
-Protect
-Selfdestruct
-Bug Bite

Really sturdy, Protect has been a lifesaver (very effective against Rollout). Thinking of teaching it one of the screens to support the team- although Pineco doesn't need the Reflect boost himself I'm tempted to have an uber Defensive Pineco at this stage of the game XD. Light Screen makes more sense for the next Gym though...

Porygon Z
December 12th, 2010, 02:59 PM
Sooo, I've also finished this challenge today.
No screens, sorry.

http://veekun.com/dex/media/black-white/83.png
Lv. 70
Fly
Swords Dance
Steel Wing
Slash

http://veekun.com/dex/media/black-white/shiny/89.png
Lv. 71
Sludge Bomb
Thunderpunch
Fire Punch
Ice Punch

http://veekun.com/dex/media/black-white/185.png
Lv. 70
Rock Slide
Faint Attack
Strength
Earthquake

http://veekun.com/dex/media/black-white/199.png
Lv. 71
Psychic
Headbutt
Surf
Iron Tail

http://veekun.com/dex/media/black-white/212.png
Lv. 71
Wing Attack
Metal Claw
Swords Dance
Slash

http://veekun.com/dex/media/black-white/234.png
Lv. 70
Hypnosis
Dream Eater
Stomp
Earthquake

Sammuthegreat
December 12th, 2010, 03:43 PM
Sooo, I've also finished this challenge today.
No screens, sorry.


No worries, I'll believe you. I'm nice like that. Congratulations on becoming the 6th Champion! You've been added to the Champions list.

As for my Challenge... It's sort of stagnated for the time being. I've recently got my Xbox back from repairs and have started Mass Effecting again, so I'm not really playing Pokemon just at the moment. I'll get it done soon enough though.

Magikarplvl.98
December 15th, 2010, 11:32 AM
Ok I'm in.
Name:John
Game:Ruby
List of Pokemon that got away: Mawile
Skitty
Zubat
Torkoal
Koffing
Zangoose
Seedot
Slakoth
Golden
Ralts
Carvanha
Spoink
Staryu
Castform
Wynaut
Number required:6
Any specific requirements: One water pokemon

Saiddun Uzkha
December 15th, 2010, 03:31 PM
Ok I'm in.
Name:John
Game:Ruby
List of Pokemon that got away: Mawile
Skitty
Zubat
Torkoal
Koffing
Zangoose
Seedot
Slakoth
Golden
Ralts
Carvanha
Spoink
Staryu
Castform
Wynaut
Number required:6
Any specific requirements: One water pokemon
Koffing!
Mawile!
Zubat!
Castform!
Wynaut!
Goldeen!

Magikarplvl.98
December 15th, 2010, 03:58 PM
Thaxs I'll be starting tonight and give updates.

Mistyblu
December 17th, 2010, 05:16 AM
Update:
-Set dogs free, beat rival then Morty
-finally got Surf, went to Ruins of Alph to find my final member of the team
-Finding the right Natu was really annoying as they tend to Teleport away. I also wanted to get the lowest level one (lvl 18) so I would have Night Shade, thinking that was the only way Natu could get constant damage but realised later that in early levels Night Shade was pretty disappointing.
-Also got the Moon Stone and evolved Nidoqueen so she could learn Body Slam (always love using this move)
-Surfed to Cianwood, beat Eusine then Chuck (a bit tricky being all level 25 and under but made it)
-Evolved Natu.

My team:

http://archives.bulbagarden.net/media/upload/9/91/Spr_4h_031.png

Nidoqueen ♀ @Quick Claw Level 26
Poison Point- Calm
-Bite
-Body Slam
-Blizzard
-Double Kick
Very bulky although against Chuck's Primeape Rock Slide still did a bit of damage besides the resist because of Leer, annoying Double Team spamming and the flinching :(. Can at least do more damage now looking back to when it was a Nidoran and I just love Body Slam and its paralysis effect. Blizzard is used in conjunction with Snover's Hail, so I at least have a strong yet accurate move under Hail.

http://archives.bulbagarden.net/media/upload/e/ee/Spr_4p_459_m.png
Snover ♂ @Miracle Seed level 25
Snow Warning- Rash

-Blizzard
-GrassWhistle
-Razor Leaf
-Icy Wind

For once the fact Goldenrod had the more powerful yet inaccurate elemental TMs worked in my favour, since I just remembered Hail made Blizzard 100% accurate. The Hail can be annoying sometimes but also works in favour when Nidoqueen poisons the opponent and when Corphish stalls with Protect.

http://archives.bulbagarden.net/media/upload/0/03/Spr_4d_335.png

Zangoose ♀ @Shell Bell level 25
Immunity- Lax
-Shadow Claw
-Slash
-Quick Attack
-Swords Dance

Never fearing Poison is a big weight off my shoulders compared to other playthroughs. Very useful when Surfing (damn Tentacools). Easily beat Morty's Gengar (I let other mons shine with the other Ghosts). Still stalling for when I will have to replace Slash with Strength since I love that move and Quick Attack still has its uses although I'll have to get rid of one of them soon.

http://archives.bulbagarden.net/media/upload/6/6f/Spr_4d_341.png
Corphish ♂ @None level 26
Hyper Cutter- Quiet
-Knock Off
-Surf
-ViceGrip
-Rock Tomb

Just finally learned a Dark move and before that it was Protect, which was always useful. A solid member, although it doesn't stand out yet like Zangoose but its not deadweight either. The last two moves have been getting weaker against trainers now so Surf is my main move of choice.

http://archives.bulbagarden.net/media/upload/e/ed/Spr_4h_204.png
Pineco ♂ @None level 25
Sturdy- Calm
-Headbutt
-Payback
-Light Screen
-Bug Bite

Payback is a BEAST with its low Speed, giving Pineco a 100 bp dark type move. Very useful against Morty, but at the time was silly and forgot to remove Quick Claw (thankfully it only activated maybe once). My main reason for Light Screen (to protect the team from Gengar) turned out useless as Zangoose resisted its only special move but it still has its uses, making Pineco take hits better in the Special side. Very fun to uses, Pineco takes hits like a champ.

http://archives.bulbagarden.net/media/upload/b/bb/Spr_4h_178_m.png
Xatu ♂ @None level 26
Synchronise- Jolly
-Night Shade
-Confuse Ray
-U-turn
-Reflect

Took a while to finally get a good Natu- when I finally had the ability I wanted it had to have a -SpAtk nature. It isn't too bad though as Xatu is more of a supporter and the extra Speed does its job and Night Shade remedies any power drop. Its natural movepool is very poor however, not learning any STAB move anytime soon (Peck at level 1, Psychic as its very last move level 59 :(). Its movepool is very fun to use however, I typically get a screen up and U-turn out so I don't lose momentum and get some damage in at least. Confuse Ray is always fun as well although I'm considering using the Shadow Ball TM to replace either this or Night Shade. I'll also have to teach it Fly as well so maybe not..

Sammuthegreat
December 18th, 2010, 06:13 AM
Update 10:

Finally, another update from me - it's been well over a month since my last proper update! Oops. Anyways, me and my bros carried on through Kanto, trekking through Diglett's Cave after nailing the Snorlax who got in the way. I reached Pewter and took down Brock with no real trouble - Omastar did the bulk of the work but was taken down by an annoying Giga Drain crit from Kabutops. Dragonite did the rest.

I then Surfed down South from Pallet Town, avoiding all the trainers because I frankly couldn't be bothered. Ocean routes always did annoy me. I got to Seafoam eventually and ruined Blaine using a combination of Pokemon - I seem to recall Toxicroak taking down his Rapidash in impressive style (like I say, he likes a challenge).

I returned to Cinnabar to talk to Gary, then Flew straight back to Viridian. The last Gym puzzle really does my head in; it's not hard, it's just a pain in the ass. Anyway I started the fight and had a bit of a brain fart - Exeggutor is of course Grass/Psychic - NOT Grass/Poison - so Girafarig's Psychic didn't do too much, and Leaf Storm ruined my poor giraffe's day. The rest of Gary's Pokemon actually put up a reasonable fight though. Toxicroak took down Exeggutor before falling to Pidgeot (damn Air Slash crit). Omastar finished the bird off, before Machamp critted Stone Edge and nailed Mismagius. Dragonite finished the bulky fool off.

Omastar then OHKOd Rhydon and 2HKOd Arcanine (including a clever use of Mud Shot to take the dog's Speed down enough for Surf to finish him off - clever Omastar). Finally I switched in Dragonite against BLOODY Gyarados (I really, really hate that Pokemon). Dragon Rush didn't kill it - thanks to Intimidate - and then it missed second time, when a second Ice Fang finished off Dragonite for his first fainting since he evolved. Practically the first time he's taken any damage since he evolved, even. Pinsir jumped in and finished Gyarados off in impressive style, thanks to Rock Slide, which I taught him after Brock.

So, all 16 badges down, I got a call from Professor Oak. He gave me Rock Climb, and I'm now trying to figure out where to find a slave who can learn Cut, Rock Smash AND Rock Climb. Suggestions anyone?

Next I'll be training to beat Red, and the Challenge will be complete!


The Team:
http://www.pokemonelite2000.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/09/454.png
Toxicroak, Male, Relaxed, Lv.58
Poison Jab, Brick Break, Sludge Bomb, Nasty Plot
Impressions: Still great, although I'm considering replacing Nasty Plot with Focus Blast again...
http://www.pokemonelite2000.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/09/139.png
Omastar, Male, Mild, Lv.59
AncientPower, Mud Shot, Ice Beam, Surf
Impressions: Probably the star of the team overall - if we're including Dragonite's mild rubbishness before he evolved. Brilliant coverage with his moves, and great defences.
http://www.pokemonelite2000.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/09/429.png
Mismagius, Female, Docile, Lv.58
Confuse Ray, Charge Beam, Shadow Ball, Dark Pulse
Impressions: Actually hasn't done much since the last update (except faint against Blue's Machamp - grr. I don't think her Sp.Atk IV is very good, I might check that out in the Battle Frontier. She still never falls behind in level though - probably due to her handy knack of picking up big scalps against Gym Leaders (Blue aside). One to watch against Red's Snorlax, methinks...
http://www.pokemonelite2000.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/09/203.png
Girafarig, Female, Sassy, Lv. 57
Zen Headbutt, Psychic, Crunch, Strength
Impressions: Steady if unspectacular. It was my fault that she fainted against Blue, not hers.
http://www.pokemonelite2000.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/09/149.png
Dragonite, Male, Adamant, Lv.58
Dragon Dance, Dragon Rush, Waterfall, Fly
Impressions: Unsurprisingly brilliant. Dragon Rush hits like a ten-ton truck, especially after a couple of Dances. I just wish beyond all wishes that Dragonite looked more like Dragonair.
http://www.pokemonelite2000.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/09/127.png
Pinsir, Male, Quiet, Lv.54
X-Scissor, Swords Dance, Rock Slide, Brick Break
Impressions: I think Pinsir's found his niche. Despite being the hardest to level up, he's become a real staple member of this team, coming up with surprising and impressive victories when I really needed them most - particularly against Blue's BLOODY Gyarados. He's sort of a specialist and a wild card at the same time - if I come up against a tricky opponent and I'm not quite sure how to deal with them, Pinsir often ends up being my go-to guy.

jdthebud
December 19th, 2010, 12:18 AM
So, all 16 badges down, I got a call from Professor Oak. He gave me Rock Climb, and I'm now trying to figure out where to find a slave who can learn Cut, Rock Smash AND Rock Climb. Suggestions anyone?
sandshrew can do it, dude. lickitung too.

Enigma
December 20th, 2010, 06:44 PM
Name: InfernoRogue
Game: One of the first gen. games, probably Yellow.
List of Pokemon that got away:

Sandslash
Vileplume
Dugtrio
Golduck
Arcanine
Tentacruel
Rapidash
Slowbro
Magneton
Dodrio
Dewgong
Muk
Cloyster
Onix
Hypno
Kingler
Electrode
Marowak
Hitmonlee
Hitmonchan
Weezing
Starmie
Mr. Mime
Magmar
Pinsir
Tauros
Lapras
Omastar
Kabutops
Aerodactyl
Snorlax
Number required: Eh, lets try 3.
Any specific requirements: Nope.

jdthebud
December 20th, 2010, 07:00 PM
Name: InfernoRogue
Game: One of the first gen. games, probably Yellow.
List of Pokemon that got away:

Sandslash
Vileplume
Dugtrio
Golduck
Arcanine
Tentacruel
Rapidash
Slowbro
Magneton
Dodrio
Dewgong
Muk
Cloyster
Onix
Hypno
Kingler
Electrode
Marowak
Hitmonlee
Hitmonchan
Weezing
Starmie
Mr. Mime
Magmar
Pinsir
Tauros
Lapras
Omastar
Kabutops
Aerodactyl
Snorlax
Number required: Eh, lets try 3.
Any specific requirements: Nope.
Mr. Mime.
Sandslash.
Golduck.

Enigma
December 20th, 2010, 07:50 PM
Alright, so Mr. Mime, Sandslash, and Golduck. Sweet. I'll have to hack in a Psyduck, since I decided to use Yellow, and you can only get Psyduck after you get Surf. Everything else I can get pretty early on, which is great.

Okay, here we go.


*Began the game. Oak caught me a Pikachu, yayz.
*I defeat my rival and head off.
*Caught Psyduck, named it 'Psycho'. Deposited Pikachu.
*Continued on, grinding Psycho little by little.
*Just figured out that Psycho can't learn a Water-type move until I get Bubblebeam from Misty. *trolled*
*Psycho Scratched his way to victory in the battle with Brock. (literally)
*Caught a Sandshrew at Route 3. Beginning to grind. Nicknamed him 'Shrewd'.
*Shrewd quickly learns Slash, and dominates everything with it. Shrewd will also evolve very soon. (Level 22)
*Shrewd evolves into a Sandslash.
*I catch a Clefairy to trade for Mr. Mime later.
*I do everything there is to do in Cerulean, including the gym.
*I enter the SS Anne, and defeat all of the trainers.
*Defeated Surge with ease.
*Went through Diglett's Cave, and got to the other side to trade for Mr. Mime, which was already nicknamed 'Miles'. Oh well. Now to grind.
*Psycho evolves into a Golduck.
*I go through Rock Tunnel to arrive in Lavender Town.
*I go to Celadon City, where I fight Erika. She is defeated.
*Before entering the Game Corner where Rockets await, I give the guard a drink so that I have access to Saffron City, where I teach Psychic to Miles.
*I clear out the Game Corner, and head back to Lavender Town. My Pokemon are already in their 40's.
*I save Mr. Fuji, and head back to Celadon, where I KO Snorlax. I go through Cycling Road.
*I arrive in Fuchsia City, and easily defeat Koga with Miles' Psychic.
*Went into the Safari Zone and obtained both Surf and the Gold Teeth, so I could get Strength.
*I clear out Sliph Co., and defeat Sabrina. On to Cinnabar!
*Defeated Blaine, saved inside of Viridian's Gym.

Team:

http://archives.bulbagarden.net/media/upload/9/9f/Spr_1y_055.png
Psycho (Golduck) Lv. 49

http://archives.bulbagarden.net/media/upload/2/27/Spr_1y_028.png
Shrewd (Sandslash) Lv. 52

http://archives.bulbagarden.net/media/upload/b/b5/Spr_1y_122.png
Miles (Mr. Mime) Lv. 49

Jayster23
December 20th, 2010, 08:01 PM
Sure why not? I'll play.

Name: Jayster23
Game: Ruby
List of Pokemon that got away:
Manetric
Shiftry
Pelipper
Absol
Mawile
Gardevoir
Exploud
Hariyama
Aggron
Medicham
Swalot
Wailord
Cacturne
Wishcash
Flygon
Armaldo
Dusclops
Tropius
Walrein
Metagross(seriously never used it)
Number required: 4+2 HM slaves
Any specific requirements: No entirely crappy Pokemon

Sammuthegreat
December 21st, 2010, 01:58 AM
Sure why not? I'll play.

Name: Jayster23
Game: Ruby
List of Pokemon that got away:
Manetric
Shiftry
Pelipper
Absol
Mawile
Gardevoir
Exploud
Hariyama
Aggron
Medicham
Swalot
Wailord
Cacturne
Wishcash
Flygon
Armaldo
Dusclops
Tropius
Walrein
Metagross(seriously never used it)
Number required: 4+2 HM slaves
Any specific requirements: No entirely crappy Pokemon


Give it a go with Swalot, Metagross, Whiscash and Shiftry, plus two slaves of your choice (Tropius and Pelipper?). I've added you and InfernoRogue to the Challengers list, so enjoy!

Saiddun Uzkha
December 21st, 2010, 07:55 AM
I'll do this on Heartgold.
Name: Saiddun Uzkha
Ingame name: Saiddun
Game: Heartgold
List of Pokemon that got away:

Feraligator
Furret
Pidgeot
Golem
Noctowl
Victreebel
Gengar
Vileplume
Xatu
Jolteon
Flareon
Espeon
Umbreon
Sudowoodo
Ariados
Sandslash
Miltank
Scizor
Steelix
Fearow
Exeggutor
Lickitung/Lickilicky
Yanmega
Number of Pokemon: 4
Restrictions: Pick only one of the Eevee evolutions

Enigma
December 21st, 2010, 10:59 AM
CHALLENGE COMPLETE.

Update:


*I defeat Giovanni, and head into Victory Road.
*I make it through Victory Road.
*I defeat the Elite Four and the Champion, challenge complete! 8D

http://img839.imageshack.us/img839/3978/champp.png
http://img704.imageshack.us/img704/3414/challengewinz.png


Final Team:


http://archives.bulbagarden.net/media/upload/9/9f/Spr_1y_055.png
Psycho (Golduck) Lv. 56
Surf, Ice Beam, Confusion, Disable
Thoughts: Psycho was a Special powerhouse. With Ice Beam and Surf, he was practically unstoppable. Not even most electric types could slow him down. He'd take the hit, then retaliate with a Surf, or maybe a Disable. Whatever it was, Psycho did not faint often at all.

http://archives.bulbagarden.net/media/upload/2/27/Spr_1y_028.png
Shrewd (Sandslash) Lv. 56
Slash, Rock Slide, Earthquake, Swift
Thoughts: Slash always got the Critical Hit, which usually meant a OHKO. I never knew that Sandslash could be such a beast! It isn't as fragile as I used to think it was, either; my Shrewd survived some Surfs from the opposing team pretty easily. With such powerful moves, every enemy went down almost instantly.

http://archives.bulbagarden.net/media/upload/b/b5/Spr_1y_122.png
Miles (Mr. Mime) Lv. 57
Psychic, Toxic, Substitute, Thunderbolt
Thoughts: Psychic destroyed everything. (Which was to be expected, this was the first generation, after all) I barely even used Toxic, and I only used Substitute once. I didn't need either; Psychic and Thunderbolt took care of everything. Miles could also take a few hits, which was good.

Mistyblu
December 21st, 2010, 02:39 PM
@Saiddun Uzkha take a

Flareon
Sudowoodo
Feraligatr
Exeggutor

Sammuthegreat
December 21st, 2010, 04:50 PM
I've added Saiddun Uzkha to the Challengers list and InfernoRogue to the Champions (congrats to InfernoRogue for completing the Challenge so fast). Full update coming very soon, I'm currently challenging the E4 for the second time on SoulSilver, and I'll beat Red asap.

Magikarplvl.98
December 21st, 2010, 08:12 PM
Sorry for not updating but some stuff has kept me away from this.
(icluding my fail read to find out why)
00:00-00:45
Wynaut egg is traded and hatched into Wynaut (GASP!) named Whynot? training starts.
07:37
Whynot? evoles into Wobbuffet
08:05
Beat Roxanne
08:30
Catch Zubat named Zoobat
08:59
Mawile Caught named ChainChomp.
??:??-14:12
I fell asleep playing and then saved when I got up. After doing that I stopped playing for awhile but I'm going to play tonight.

Zoobat Lvl.12
Leech Life
Supersonic
Astonish
----------

ChainChomp Lvl.11
Astonish
FakeTears
Bite
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Whynot? Lvl.19
Counter
Mirror Coat
Encore
Destiny Bond

Sammuthegreat
December 22nd, 2010, 03:29 AM
Update 11:

So, I decided to "train for Red" by beating the Elite Four again. Considering Lance's Pokemon were all about 10 levels above me now, I figured it would be a pretty good training experience. So in I headed, and came up against Will first.

I led with Mismagius, expecting Xatu to come out first, but was confronted instead with Bronzong. No worries, I thought, and started to set up with Mismagius' Charge Beam. Eventually her Sp.Atk was through the roof so she Shadow Balled Bronzong into submission, and then did the same to Jynx and Grumpig - both OHKOs.

Will followed Grumpig with Xatu, and Mismagius used Shadow Ball again, expecting another easy OHKO - but alas, Xatu was quicker (who knew!?) and Mismagius went down to the bird's own Shadow Ball. I chucked in Omastar who killed the bird with AncientPower. Pinsir then took care of Gardevoir and Slowbro with X-Scissor.

Next up was Koga. I led with Toxicroak - I'm not really sure why - and Koga led with Skunktank, who promptly used Dig. I used the free turn to switch in Dragonite, who Dragon Rushed the skunk to death, suffering heavily from Aftermath in the process (Skunktank also got in a Sucker Punch). Pinsir then took care of Venomoth and Crobat (with Girafarig's help), and Girafarig ruined Koga's own Toxicroak and Swalot, after a long Amnesia-fuelled Yawn-fest.

Last up was Muk, who actually doesn't know any offensive moves. While Girafarig tried to Psychic the blob to death, Muk set up with Minimize (ARGH) and Toxic. Girafarig had to switch out, and I set up Nasty Plot on Toxicroak, hoping Sludge Bomb would hit and do some damage. The fight basically developed into a boring snooze-fest whereby Muk would repeatedly Swagger and Screech Toxicroak (a surprisingly powerful tactic), so I'd heal Toxicroak, and wait for an opportunity to Sludge Bomb Muk into submission. EVENTUALLY it worked, and I moved on, thankful to be past Koga and his annoying stalling tactics.

Bruno didn't prove as much of a problem. His Hitmontop still didn't know any moves that could hit Mismagius - what an oaf - so she took the opportunity to set up some Charge Beams, just like first time round. Unfortunately she actually killed Hitmontop before getting enough Charges in, so her Shadow Ball wasn't going to be enough to take out Hariyama. Instead I used Confuse Ray - mistake. Hariyama beat confusion and OHKOd Mismagius with Payback. Ouchies.

In came Toxicroak, who finished Hariyama off with no trouble. Lucario came afterwards and took a Brick Break before Iron Tailing Toxicroak into submission. I chucked in Dragonite to finish Lucario off with Waterfall. Next up was Machamp, who used Stone Edge on Dragonite while my dragon was Flying - I hate No Guard. It's such a cheap ability, especially on a Pokemon as strong as Machamp. Anyways Girafarig was the hero and took down Machamp, despite a painful hit from DynamicPunch. Pinsir then fell to Hitmonlee's annoying Blaze Kick (I do love that move on my Blaziken though :)), leaving my Revived Dragonite to do the dirty work and finish everyone off.

Thankfully, Karen was a breeze. Toxicroak destroyed Weavile with a Brick Break, Omastar OHKOd Honchkrow with Ice Beam, Dragonite wrecked Houndoom with Waterfall while the demon dog tried to set up with Nasty Plot - and who can blame him after it was so effective first time round. Dragonite nailed Spiritomb with one Dragon Rush, Pinsir nailed Absol with one X-Scissor and Toxicroak returned to take down Umbreon with a few Brick Breaks and Poison Jabs. Umbreon only used Curse, except for one ineffective Sucker Punch. Only Toxicroak and Omastar took damage in that fight!

Lance was the final hurdle, and he was going to be tough, with his Pokemon probably 8 or so levels on average higher than Karen's - and therefore about 10-12 levels higher than mine, on average. I led with Omastar, who took a Dragon Claw from Salamence and Ice Beamed him to death.

Now I had to be clever, because Garchomp was up next. His Earthquake would OHKO all of my Pokes except maybe Pinsir (and Mismagius and Dragonite), while Outrage would kill all the rest in one except Omastar, who only had half health after the fight against Salamence. So I needed to bait Garchomp into using Outrage rather than Earthquake, and hope it wouldn't OHKO Omastar. Otherwise my whole team would go down.

So I sacrificed Dragonite to Garchomp, who duly used Outrage while I Full Restored Omastar. Dragonite went down, and Omastar jumped back in, surviving the Outrage and Ice Beaming the dragon for the win. Gyarados was next, and he went down thankfully to Mismagius' Charge Beams - although it was a close call when Gyarados beat confusion and nearly OHKOd Mismagius with Waterfall. Next up was Charizard, who proved no problem given that Omastar was fully healed and used AncientPower for an OHKO.

Dragonite was next. The level 75 beast. I really wasn't sure how to deal with this guy, seeing as I thought he'd easily OHKO my entire team - but Lance gave me a way to kill it by using Draco Meteor repeatedly, harshly lowering his Sp.Atk and completely gutting the dragon's attack power. All Dragonite's attacks are Special attacks, so he'd just completely ruined any chance his Dragonite had to win the match. I healed up my own Dragonite (still fainted after Garchomp) and sent him in, Dragon Dancing three times and easily soaking up Dragonite's feeble -6 Fire Blasts (they did about 9HP of damage, haha). Eventually I put Lance out of his misery and Dragon Rushed both Dragonite and Altaria, winning easily in the end.

I'd done it! I still need to put on a good 10-15 levels before I can realistically beat Red, though...

The Team:
http://www.pokemonelite2000.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/09/454.png
Toxicroak, Male, Relaxed, Lv.59
Poison Jab, Brick Break, Sludge Bomb, Nasty Plot
Impressions: A decent showing from a good all-round Pokemon. I'm glad I've kept him as a mixed attacker, because otherwise Karen's Umbreon would have proved awkward after all those Curses raised its Sp.Def. I'm not sure why he's still the lowest level of all my Pokes - he took some pretty big scalps in that E4 run.
http://www.pokemonelite2000.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/09/139.png
Omastar, Male, Mild, Lv.62
AncientPower, Mud Shot, Ice Beam, Surf
Impressions: Again, as expected, my E4 MVP. Without him I'd never have beaten Lance, and his performance before that was stellar when called upon as well.
http://www.pokemonelite2000.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/09/429.png
Mismagius, Female, Docile, Lv.60
Confuse Ray, Charge Beam, Shadow Ball, Dark Pulse
Impressions: Her IVs aren't very good, I've discovered. Despite her awesome Sp.Atk Base Stat, her actual Sp.Atk is only just better than Toxicroak's, and he's got an even better Atk stat to rely on too. I'm not sure what's happened, but my amazing Mismagius has faded quite a bit. She actually needs to set up using Charge Beam before she can start OHKOing at will, and she rarely gets the opportunity given that she can't take a hit at all. How very sad. Still, she performed very well against Will and okay against Bruno, so I shouldn't really complain, and I'm eternally grateful to her for always being on hand when those troublesome Gyarados appear.
http://www.pokemonelite2000.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/09/203.png
Girafarig, Female, Sassy, Lv. 60
Zen Headbutt, Psychic, Crunch, Strength
Impressions: Well done Girafarig - despite having the worst BST of all my Pokes, she really pulled through in this E4 run, taking the valuable scalps of Bruno's Machamp as well as half Koga's team.
http://www.pokemonelite2000.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/09/149.png
Dragonite, Male, Adamant, Lv.61
Dragon Dance, Dragon Rush, Waterfall, Fly
Impressions: Awesome as ever. I felt bad sacrificing him to Lance's Garchomp, but the circumstances had to be right to unleash him on the battle - as they were after Lance neutered his own Dragonite with repeated Draco Meteors. A brilliant Pokemon to fall back on when the going gets tough, notably against Bruno's final couple of Pokes.
http://www.pokemonelite2000.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/09/127.png
Pinsir, Male, Quiet, Lv.60
X-Scissor, Swords Dance, Rock Slide, Brick Break
Impressions: Another stellar performance in the E4 to continue Pinsir's renaissance. He was invaluable against Karen, taking down Absol without losing a single HP. I was glad he was around when I took on Koga as well - Rock Slide proved an amazingly reliable way to take down Venomoth, despite the moth's Double Teams.

Jayster23
December 22nd, 2010, 06:33 PM
Update 1: My update of this challenge.

I start my game with Brendan (Jay) Torchic is my partner. I save Birch from that Poochyena again...again... again. Etc. I travel through Odale town to fight May. I won by accident >.<. We went back down to the Birch’s lab and she gave me 5 Pokeballs. (Woot! Free Crap! ^. ^) I walk back to Odale town, then onto route 102 to catch Seedot.(Yet to be nicknamed) I used Seedot in battle, and lost. I did it again... and lost. Then I remembered... Wingull. I caught a Wingull then went into battle... And lost. I needed a new Pokémon. So I caught my HM slave Zigzagoon. Zigzagoon was there for support. I decided to do the good ol’ switcheroo with Seedot and Wingull. It worked. (Finally -.-) I then did the events in Petalburg City. I ventured onto Route 104 and Battled the trainers there picked up two Oran berries and went into Rustburo Woods. Team Magma was a breeze with Harden and Bide, I earned that Great Ball. I went out of the Woods and collected Bullet Seed. I taught Bullet Seed to Seedot so he now had a Growth/Bullet Seed combo. Seedot no longer had four sucky moves only 3 :). I beat Roxanne with ease and Seedot evolved into Nuzleaf. I now had a Nuzleaf and a Wingull that were both pretty strong. I then did the Team Magma event. I rescued the helpless little Peeko and ventured to Dewford Town. I gave Steven that letter of his and then went back to Rustburo and got the EXP.Share! (Woot! ^.^) I made my way back to Dewford then after 7 attempts beat Brawly. And that’s the story so far...
Team:
http://www.pokemonelite2000.com/pkrs023.giflv.16
Attacks:Growth,Bullet Seed, Bide, Nature Power
http://www.pokemonelite2000.com/pkrs027.gif lv.19
Water Gun, Growl, SuperSonic,Wing Attack.


HM slaves:
http://www.pokemonelite2000.com/pkrs012.gif NONE AS OF YET.

nojokes
December 23rd, 2010, 07:38 PM
I want to try too!
Name:E
Game:SoulSilver
List of pokemon that got away:
Zubat
Teddiursa
Krabby
Corphish
Chikorita
Spearow
Magicarp
Nincada
Lotad
Electrike
Togepi
Umbreon
Abra
Beldum
Sneasel
Swinub
Houndour
Ghastly
Horsea
Trapinch
Machop
Shroomish
Murkrow
Yanma
Requirements:5 One that can learn fly and one that can learn surf ;)

Sammuthegreat
December 24th, 2010, 01:39 AM
I want to try too!
Name:E
Game:SoulSilver
List of pokemon that got away:
Zubat
Teddiursa
Krabby
Corphish
Chikorita
Spearow
Magicarp
Nincada
Lotad
Electrike
Togepi
Umbreon
Abra
Beldum
Sneasel
Swinub
Houndour
Ghastly
Horsea
Trapinch
Machop
Shroomish
Murkrow
Yanma
Requirements:5 One that can learn fly and one that can learn surf ;)

Try it with Zubat, Horsea, Houndour, Beldum and Teddiursa. Enjoy! I've added you to the Challengers list.

adhdguitar
December 28th, 2010, 10:18 PM
Name: ADHD Guitar
Game: Diamond
List of Pokemon that got away:
Raticate
Sandslash
Ninetales
Primeape
Slobro
Rapidash
Magnezone
Dewgong
Hitmonchan
Wigglytuff
Muk
Kingler
Marowak
LickiLicki
Weezing
Rhydon
Tangela
Pinser
Tauros
Seadra
Noctowl
Ampharos
Ariados
Granbull
Heracross
Ursaring
Magcargo
Octillary
Wailord
Sharpedo
Claydol
Torkoal
Glalie
Froslass
Dusclops
Infernape
Floatzel
Drifblim
Yanmega
Gliscor
Drapion
Bronzong
Ambipom
Mothim
Vespiqueen
Gallade

Number required: 5 (Not counting an HM Slave)
Any specific requirements: I don't mean to stray away from the main point of the challenge but I really like to have a starter on my team. *Hint* *Hint* Also I'd like a 6th Poke as an HM Slave.

Sammuthegreat
December 29th, 2010, 02:33 AM
Name: ADHD Guitar
Game: Diamond
List of Pokemon that got away:
Raticate
Sandslash
Ninetales
Primeape
Slobro
Rapidash
Magnezone
Dewgong
Hitmonchan
Wigglytuff
Muk
Kingler
Marowak
LickiLicki
Weezing
Rhydon
Tangela
Pinser
Tauros
Seadra
Noctowl
Ampharos
Ariados
Granbull
Heracross
Ursaring
Magcargo
Octillary
Wailord
Sharpedo
Claydol
Torkoal
Glalie
Froslass
Dusclops
Infernape
Floatzel
Drifblim
Yanmega
Gliscor
Drapion
Bronzong
Ambipom
Mothim
Vespiqueen
Gallade

Number required: 5 (Not counting an HM Slave)
Any specific requirements: I don't mean to stray away from the main point of the challenge but I really like to have a starter on my team. *Hint* *Hint* Also I'd like a 6th Poke as an HM Slave.

Give it a go with Infernape, Seadra (Kingdra?), Noctowl, Ursaring, Claydol and then you can add Bibarel for slave purposes. Added you to the Challengers list, enjoy your run!

TheUltimateFail
December 30th, 2010, 11:14 AM
Name:Theultimatefail
Game:Soul Silver
List of Pokemon who got away:

Meganium
Pidgeot
Noctowl
Vaporeon
Jolteon
Umbreon
Ariados
Sandslash
Miltank
Scizor
Steelix
Yanmega
Togekiss
Crobat
Number Required: 5
Any Specific Requirements: I would appreciate getting Meganium so I can use my starter, and I would like to be able to get them ASAP

jdthebud
December 30th, 2010, 01:00 PM
Name:Theultimatefail
Game:Soul Silver
List of Pokemon who got away:

Meganium
Pidgeot
Noctowl
Vaporeon
Jolteon
Umbreon
Ariados
Sandslash
Miltank
Scizor
Steelix
Yanmega
Togekiss
Crobat
Number Required: 5
Any Specific Requirements: I would appreciate getting Meganium so I can use my starter, and I would like to be able to get them ASAP
You can have Meganium, Miltank, Steelix, Togekiss, and Vaporeon. If you can't hack in a Shiny Stone for Togekiss before the Elite Four, then use Crobat.

Mistyblu
January 3rd, 2011, 03:53 PM
Update:
-Evolved Pineco and Corphish against Trainers.
-Beat Jasmine.
-Helped Lance out in the Rocket Hideout
-Beat Pryce.
-Dressed up as Team Rocket in Goldenrod, having fun how everyone talks differently when I'm in uniform.

My team:

http://archives.bulbagarden.net/media/upload/9/91/Spr_4h_031.png

Nidoqueen ♀ @Quick Claw Level 31
Poison Point- Calm
-Bite
-Body Slam
-Blizzard
-Double Kick
Very dependable, Quick Claw seems to activate every 2nd or 3rd time. Body Slam is a very good move, and I'm waiting to unleash a paraflinch strategy with Bite whenever a pokemon can actually survive Body Slam and be paralysed.

http://archives.bulbagarden.net/media/upload/e/ee/Spr_4p_459_m.png
Snover ♂ @Miracle Seed level 31
Snow Warning- Rash

-Blizzard
-GrassWhistle
-Razor Leaf
-Icy Wind
Unfortunately Snover is lagging behind and is becoming less useful against the other evolved forms of my team. I expected him to do better against Pryce but his Piloswine actually outsped it, using Hail to whip up a Blizzard (damn Grass canceling out Ice's only resistance to Ice). After a revive I gave that Piloswine a taste of its own medicine and bypassed Snow Cloak to hit him with a super effective Blizzard (I really wanted to beat that thing with Snover).

http://archives.bulbagarden.net/media/upload/0/03/Spr_4d_335.png

Zangoose ♀ @Shell Bell level 31
Immunity- Lax
-Shadow Claw
-Crush Claw
-Quick Attack
-Swords Dance

Still a fearsome sweeper, always gets the job done. I never used Crush Claw before and I'm liking the results so far with the Defense drop.

http://archives.bulbagarden.net/media/upload/9/91/Spr_4d_342.png
Corphish ♂ @None level 31
Hyper Cutter- Quiet
-Knock Off
-Surf
-Swift
-Rock Tomb

Unfortunately Knock Off is my only Dark move for a while. Much stronger now but currently has poor base power in his moves. Still a good utility pokemon for the gym leaders, Knocking Off the berries, Rock Tomb's speed drop helping slower members and Swift bypasses the ever annoying Snow Cloak. (I never knew it learns Swift when it evolves, makes sense now with the star on his head)

http://archives.bulbagarden.net/media/upload/b/b0/Spr_4h_205.png
Forretress ♂ @None level 31
Sturdy- Calm
-Spikes
-Payback
-Light Screen
-Bug Bite
Has very good resistances now its finally evolved, allowing me to set up Spikes very well. Not much to say yet as it has been taking a back seat to let other members catch up level wise (I insisted on evolving Crawdaunt and Forretress asap)

http://archives.bulbagarden.net/media/upload/b/bb/Spr_4h_178_m.png
Xatu ♂ @None level 31
Synchronise- Jolly
-Shadow Ball
-Fly
-U-turn
-Light Screen

Night Shade, although consistent wasn't strong enough for in-game and doesn't faint foes as fast so I opted for Shadow Ball, ignoring the -SpAtk nature. Very fast and is a very good supporter for the team.

Magikarplvl.98
January 19th, 2011, 10:55 AM
Hey I'm back. Sorry, sorry, and sorry that I havn't posted for awhile but between decorating, shopping, holidays, putting away decorations, babysitting my niece, and being sick I haven't been playing much but I guess it's time I stop talking and give results on what i did do on my off time. I didn't keep journal so I'll just put down what I remember.

While going though Firey Path I cought Koffing named it Coughing.

Beat Flannery (bite was the only reason I got to Torkoal then Whynot? proved that don't regret having him at all by bouncing back overheat.

Zoobat evolved around there.

(you may see gaps I'm sorry I was sick give me a break point them out and I'll try to answer them.)

Traded over a Goldeen Egg because the good rod is across the water (I know right)
When goldeen hatched instanly gave it surf and headed on the road to Fortree City which is route 119.

During those adventures I beat down Magma handly with lv 15ish Goldeen that beat numels in there 20s 10lvs higher than goldeen because it learned surf so early.

Got Castform (can't give it nickname but you knew that.)

Just about to get into Fortree fought that ninja boy causing my Golbat to Evolve into Crobat.

Lost to Winona so I went training south.

Forgot to beat her and had to trek back there from Lilycove south to route 123 and then north back up to Fortree.

ChainChomp beat all but altaria which she saved for last but lucky me I got Whynot? out and survived enough Aerial Aces and Flamethrowers to gain the win.

Beat down any Magma that opposed me in all that time.
Got to Mossdeep at some point and fought though the physics to fight the twins who handly beat me.
I thought that might of been a fluke but it did help me notice that Solrock was the worse threat of the two. The second time around I sacked ChainChomp and Zoobat to no success as i got one Fake Tears and Confusion didn't do anything. Switched out to Seaking and Coughing. Seaking dived underwater but was injured beforehand and coughing insta exploded good thing it almost got one hit KOed. Causing Whynot? to come out and start to Mirror Coat.
Good thing in that time Seaking had come up and get a critical hit on Solrock causing massive damage and killing it. But that was short lived becaused Lunatone had maxed out and finished off my Seaking Causing a one hit on Castform too. And then Lunatune finally turned its attenion to Whynot? Taking away 167hp! Whynot then turned Lunatone into Swiss Cheese With Mirror Coat. I think I'm going to do some easy battles and level up a little before going after the last badge.

Coughing Lv29
Sludge
Tackle
Smokescreen
Sefldestruct

Castform Lv30
Powder Snow
Weather Ball
Sunny Day
Hail

Whynot? Lv33
Counter
Mirror Coat
Encore
Destiny Bond

Seaking Lv 34
Horn Attack
Surf
Dive
Blizzard

Zoobat lv 34 (Crobat)
Leech Life
Confuse Ray
Fly
Bite

Chainchomp Lv 38
Faint Attack
Fake Tears
Rock Smash
Crunch

I hope I will report again soon.

Mistyblu
January 19th, 2011, 08:22 PM
Update:
-Beat Team Rocket
-Went into Ice Path to get to Blackthorn
-Did some grinding to evolve Snover and finally give Crawdaunt a decent Dark move.
-Found a Trainer Rematch that gives very good experience, and abusing it very well. Picknicker Erin, who can be rematched at Saturday night has a lv 41 Rapidash and is quite high-levelled compared to other trainer rematches at this point and gives very good experience.
-Beat Clair
-Saved before Dragon's Den.

My team:

http://archives.bulbagarden.net/media/upload/9/91/Spr_4h_031.png

Nidoqueen ♀ @Quick Claw Level 38
Poison Point- Calm
-Bite
-Body Slam
-Blizzard
-Surf

Quick Claw activates quite frequently and I love when parahax from Body Slam+Bite kicks in. Very good survivability and taught her Surf so I could replace Crawdaunt's Surf with Waterfall. Surf is also a reliable move against the Selfdestructing Geodudes and Gravelers in the area.

http://archives.bulbagarden.net/media/upload/9/97/Spr_4p_460_m.png
Abomasnow ♂ @Shell Bell level 40
Snow Warning- Rash

-Blizzard
-GrassWhistle
-Wood Hammer
-Ice Shard

Finally Snover evolved (not as cute anymore :(), its defenses weren't up to scratch at this point in the game. While Abomasnow's defenses aren't that spectacular either, it's better now that it's evolved and Blizzard just decimates foes. Wood Hammer is nice but I kind of regret making it the only Grass move as it takes a sizable chunk of life so I gave him a Shell Bell to heal some damage.

http://archives.bulbagarden.net/media/upload/0/03/Spr_4d_335.png

Zangoose ♀ @Silk Scarf level 38
Immunity- Lax
-Shadow Claw
-Crush Claw
-Quick Attack
-Swords Dance

As always, a very good sweeper. Nothing much to say here.

http://archives.bulbagarden.net/media/upload/9/91/Spr_4d_342.png
Crawdaunt ♂ @None level 39
Hyper Cutter- Quiet
-Night Slash
-Waterfall
-Dig
-Rock Tomb

Finally has a good Dark attack and a Water STAB that uses his good attack stat. Surprised me when he survived Clair's Gyarados Dragon Rage+Dragon Pulse combo, leaving Crawdaunt with 1 HP left and retaliating with a critical hit Night Slash.

http://archives.bulbagarden.net/media/upload/b/b0/Spr_4h_205.png
Forretress ♂ @Brightpowder level 37
Sturdy- Calm
-Spikes
-Payback
-Toxic Spikes
-Bug Bite

Very impressed with how much it can take Selfdestructs from Gravelers, allowing for easy grinding when they do the KOing themselves. Added Toxic Spikes to his arsenal to make him and my team very stallish, the Toxic damage proved useful against Clair's Kingdra (which was being pelted by Hail and finally finished off by a Quick Attack from Zangoose after Hydro Pump KO'ed Forretress).

http://archives.bulbagarden.net/media/upload/b/bb/Spr_4h_178_m.png
Xatu ♂ @King's Rock level 38
Synchronise- Jolly
-Shadow Ball
-Fly
-U-turn
-Light Screen

Very useful supporter. Has good speed and Fly is useful for Toxic stalling. I actually don't know if a King's Rock can make U-turn flinch a pokemon, it hasn't activated yet but if it does work, it would be good to bring another team mate in safely.

SeventySeven
January 30th, 2011, 07:44 AM
I'd like to try this.

Name: Seven
Game: Emerald
Pokemon that got away:
Torchic
Beautifly
Taillow
Surskit
Wailmer
Nosepass
Barboach
Luvdisc
Corphish
Carvanah
Makuhita
Goldeen
Electrike
Bellosum
Slugma
Numel
Sandshrew
Snorunt
Lunatone
Solrock
Natu
Roselia
Heracross
Rhyhorn
Corsola
Chinchou
Slakoth
Tropius
Clamperl
Seviper
Relicanth


Number required: 6
Specific requirements: N/A

Sammuthegreat
January 31st, 2011, 03:11 AM
I'd like to try this.

Name: Seven
Game: Emerald
Pokemon that got away:
Torchic
Beautifly
Taillow
Surskit
Wailmer
Nosepass
Barboach
Luvdisc
Corphish
Carvanah
Makuhita
Goldeen
Electrike
Bellosum
Slugma
Numel
Sandshrew
Snorunt
Lunatone
Solrock
Natu
Roselia
Heracross
Rhyhorn
Corsola
Chinchou
Slakoth
Tropius
Clamperl
Seviper
Relicanth


Number required: 6
Specific requirements: N/A

Cool. You can give it a go with:

Clamperl (I'll leave it up to you to decide which evolution)
Lunatone
Rhyhorn
Makuhita
Seviper
Tropius

Added you to the Challengers list. Enjoy!

SeventySeven
February 1st, 2011, 09:56 AM
Beginning my challenge.

Started the game and gave myself the name Blue. What can I say? It's a classic that I've been using since... forever.

After going through the whole beginning and saving Prof. Birch's life, I chose torchic. All of my pokemon in the playthrough are frankly a ways off. The closest one is a makuhita. So I decided that Torchic was a good choice, if for nothing other than an HM slave. I think I'll hack in a clamperl early so I can have one of my pokemon to work with. I'm going to have to hack in the evolution later anyway.

Took care of everything remaining in Littleroot and Oldale and continued onward onto Route 102 where I caught my first pokemon that'll be on my team. Hacked in, of course:

Clamperl "Atlantic"
Level 4
Quirky Nature
Caught on Route 102

So me and Atlantic continue up Route 102... until we run into the Lass with the shroomish. Atlantic faints, and unfotunately I have to bring Torchic back out. Hopefully this'll be the last time I resort to using him... moving onto Petalburg.

So to summarize Petalburg in a few sentences: Healed my pokemon, broke into houses looking for interesting conversations or free goods (no such luck), had a conversation with my father, helped Wally catch his first pokemon, decided to take on the gym circuit, and got told by Scott that I was nothing but a rookie trainer. Oh, if only he knew how many times I'd played this game... mwahaha.

Route 104 goes normally. I enter Petalburg Woods and get to find a free potion that I'd never found before. Yay!

In the meanwhile, Atlantic the clamperl is much harder to raise than I thought. It's not that he doesn't have a decent special or defense (cause that's what saving me in battles) but he gains experience so slowly. He's only around lv 7, and Torchic would've been somewhere in the teens by now. Oh well, no time to dwell on it. Time to take out that Aqua grunt and continue on to Rustboro.

*sigh* In Rustboro... and I really wish I could run inside buildings.

Atlantic made Roxanne a breeze. Moving onward.

Lost to another shroomish. Really disliking them right now.

It amuses my how often I can run past the guy who lost the Devon Goods in the process of healing my pokemon, and he never ever makes a comment. You'd think he'd at least ask me why I'm running in the wrong direction.

*sigh* Alright, let's face it, grass pokemon and the move absorb are simply everywhere. Unfortunately, Atlantic doesn't know any non-water type attacks.

Despite all the shroomish and lotad about, I manged to find the Aqua grunt and save Peeko and the Devon Goods. Now I can finally continue onto Brawny where I should also find my next pokemon, makuhita. Of course, I'll take on Brenden first. I won easily, by the way, for those who were worried.

And here's where I'll leave it for now.

Atlantic the clamperl (M) lv 14
Quirky Nature - Battle Armor
Clamp
Water Gun
Whirlpool
Iron Defense

Closing thoughts: So clamperl is a good pokemon, but not a good starter pokemon. There's a reason they're usually found later in the game, higher stats, mono-type attacks, and slower growth being the primary culprits. But other than the odd grass pokemon, Atlantic has been holding up pretty well. It's just unfortunate that I can't abandon using Torchic yet. Makuhita should change that.

Next Time: Dewford Town

TrilbyMenetti
February 9th, 2011, 06:55 AM
Name: Jake
Game: Red (ROM)
Pokemon that got away:

Beedrill
Arbok
Nidoking
Wigglytuff
Parasect
Poliwrath
Tentacruel
Rapidash
Farfetch’d
Dodrio
Dewgong
Muk
Kingler
Electrode
Hitmonlee
Hitmonchan
Seaking
Lickitung
Vaporeon
Jolteon
Flareon
Omastar
Kabutops
Aerodactyl
Kangaskahn
Scyther
Mr. Mime
Chansey
Electabuzz
Number Requirements: 6
Special Requirements: If going for a Safari Zone Pokemon that's rare, don't be too nasty and give me two or more. :D

Would love to do this challenge and I might do it as a Let's Play for my YouTube channel, if that is okay and post the videos here. If not, I'll find my old cartridge and do it just for fun.

Mistyblu
February 9th, 2011, 06:26 PM
TrilbyMenetti take a:

Flareon
Omastar
Mr. Mime
Wigglytuff
Beedrill
Dodrio

Hacki101
February 19th, 2011, 03:48 PM
This looks like a good challenge :).

I like sammuthegreat and mistiblu's impressions section, it is an interesting read.

Anyway...

Name: Hacki
Game: Hard Gold/Heart Gold (r4)
Pokemon that got away:

Arbok
Dugtrio
Persian
Golduck
Marowak
Tentacruel
Rapidash
Slowbro
Dodrio
Dewgong
Muk
Weezing
Hpyno
Kingler
Seaking
Omastar
Xatu
Granbull
Weavile
Ursaring
Magcargo
Octillery
Donphan
Pelipper
Breloom
Slaking
Ninjask
Shedninja
Exploud
Sharpedo
Camerupt
Grumpig
Flygon
Cacturne
Crawdaunt
Whiscash
Cradily
Armaldo
Banette
Bagon
Metagross
Burmy
Drifblim
Purugly
Skuntank
Garchomp
Hippowdon
Drapion
Toxicroak
Lumineon
Abomasnow
Lickilicki


Number required: 7 (I will choose 6)
Requirements: Team to learn all HMs (excluding Flash) if possible

Sammuthegreat
February 19th, 2011, 04:03 PM
This looks like a good challenge :).

I like sammuthegreat and mistiblu's impressions section, it is an interesting read.

Anyway...

Name: Hacki
Game: Hard Gold/Heart Gold (r4)
Pokemon that got away:

Arbok
Dugtrio
Persian
Golduck
Marowak
Tentacruel
Rapidash
Slowbro
Dodrio
Dewgong
Muk
Weezing
Hpyno
Kingler
Seaking
Omastar
Xatu
Granbull
Weavile
Ursaring
Magcargo
Octillery
Donphan
Pelipper
Breloom
Slaking
Ninjask
Shedninja
Exploud
Sharpedo
Camerupt
Grumpig
Flygon
Cacturne
Crawdaunt
Whiscash
Cradily
Armaldo
Banette
Bagon
Metagross
Burmy
Drifblim
Purugly
Skuntank
Garchomp
Hippowdon
Drapion
Toxicroak
Lumineon
Abomasnow
Lickilicki


Number required: 7 (I will choose 6)
Requirements: Team to learn all HMs (excluding Flash) if possible

Ahh, a nice long list to choose from, and cross-Generation as well! Lovely. Take your pick from...

Grumpig
Ursaring
Tentacruel
Drifblim
Octillery
Camerupt
Marowak

I'll add you to the Challengers list right away. I'm glad you like the impressions lists, I hope you'll add your own too! Enjoy...

Hacki101
February 19th, 2011, 11:26 PM
I prefer having cross generation in my games and they are all the pokemon I have never raised before :)

My team predictions:

Grumpig- never though about using before but hoping it can be my special sweeper
Ursaring-Physical sweeper, least useful on the team
Drifblim- Decent typing so may be used a lot, ability could be useful in tight situtaions
Octillery- picked over tentacruel becuase of octazooka(i am intrigued), another special sweeper
Camerupt- bulky reliable pokemon, most useful
Marowak- the dark horse of the team

I will trade all of them over in eggs and train from Lv.1 but having my trainer ID.
Going on holiday for a few days in a minute so I may not update that soon with a long post.

brodioh
February 20th, 2011, 12:02 AM
Name: Brodioh
Game: Platinum
Pokemon that got away:
* = Want to Try
Ninetales*
Vileplume
Persian
Poliwrath
Jolteon
Kabutops*
Omastar
Meganium
Umbreon
Girafarig
Donphan
Blaziken
Zangoose
Exploud
Absol
Cradily
Armaldo
Metagross
Rampardos
Mismagius
Drapion
Abomasnow
Weavile
Magnezone
Togekiss
Gliscor
Porygon-Z*
Gallade
Dusknoir
Froslass
Rotom
Toxicroak

Number required: 6
Requirements: Surf and hopefully Fly

-Cygnus-
February 20th, 2011, 03:54 PM
This challenge looks like a lot of fun, I'll give it a go... I read it last night but forgot that other people choose your Pokemon for you.. So I traded over four eggs of pokemon I've never ever used before from leaf green and hatched them all on my Sapphire...


Name: Cygnus (Sapph in game)
Game: Sapphire
Pokemon That Got Away: Seel, Magby, Tauros, Natu, Seviper

So I've never used these Pokemon or their evolutions in any Pokemon game ever. I'm excited to try them all out, especially Tauros. I also like the idea of impressions as stated by the OP, so I'll give that a go in my updates. I just hatched them all, and to be honest I got some pretty terrible natures. >_< Oh well, got to make do with what you have. Anyways, this is the preliminary post I suppose, as I've just hatched them, and not battled or gone west of Oldale yet. Not too crazy about having to train four Pokemon from the start, but I guess if they're cool, grinding will be less of a chore.

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http://www.smogon.com/download/sprites/rs/177.png
Natu- Lvl 5 (Female)
Adamant Nature
Peck, Leer
- This one looks fun. I hardly ever play through with Psychic types, and I usually hate whatever flying type I have haha. My main concern is that Natu will be a bit weak compared to the others in terms of defense. However, she should be able to easily defeat Brawly, so that will be nice. I only wish that she didn't hatch with such a terrible nature. It might be useful at the start of the game where psychic-type attacks are few, but the SPATK penatly will really start to hurt quick.

http://www.smogon.com/download/sprites/rs/86.png
Seel- Lvl 5 (Female)
Careful Nature
Headbutt
- Dewgong is such a cool Pokemon, so getting to train one finally will be interesting. I have used almost all water types in the first three generations I believe, this one being a notable exception. The typing on Dewgong will be nice to deal with Drake. I hardly use ice types, so this evolutionary line will be brand new territory in almost every aspect. Once again, I pulled a bad nature, but at least I will get a defensive boost from those 4x crit special attacks Dewgong's typing allows for... OH WAIT.

http://www.smogon.com/download/sprites/rs/128.png
Tauros- Level 5 (Male)
Careful Nature
Tackle, Tail Whip, Rage
- The big one. I feel like in the Pokemon games (non-competitively speaking) Tauros is a Pokemon that gets largely ignored. I don't recall ever fighting it in Gen I, let alone where it was found. Having a one-stage/basic Pokemon this early in the game I'm sure will be a total slaughter for the AI, especially one as fast and strong as Tauros. The natures not jolly or adamant, but I could've pulled a way worse one for sure. I'm not going to be using it for special attacking, and the SPDEF boost is a nice treat.

http://www.smogon.com/download/sprites/rs/240.png
Magby- Level 5 (Male)
Rash Nature
Ember, Sunny Day
- When looking through my PC in leaf green for never used Pokemon, I was excited when Magmar popped up. I quickly Ditto'd it and sent it over to sapphire, but I forgot one teensy little thing... Magby comes first. I have this unexplainable contempt for baby Pokemon. Not sure why, I guess I want their cooler evolved forms NOW haha. I'll try not to keep too big of a chip on my shoulder for this guy, seeing as though he does evolve into a pretty BA Pokemon. I finally pulled a good nature too. Definately going to be doing a lot of special attacking with this one, and he will be my go-to guy for Steven.


I hope I did that right haha. Thanks for posting OP, this challenge looks fun :)

Sammuthegreat
February 21st, 2011, 02:23 AM
Name: Brodioh
Game: Platinum
Pokemon that got away:
* = Want to Try
Ninetales*
Vileplume
Persian
Poliwrath
Jolteon
Kabutops*
Omastar
Meganium
Umbreon
Girafarig
Donphan
Blaziken
Zangoose
Exploud
Absol
Cradily
Armaldo
Metagross
Rampardos
Mismagius
Drapion
Abomasnow
Weavile
Magnezone
Togekiss
Gliscor
Porygon-Z*
Gallade
Dusknoir
Froslass
Rotom
Toxicroak

Number required: 6
Requirements: Surf and hopefully Fly

Give it a go with...

Porygon-Z, Kabutops, Ninetales (aren't I kind :)), Metagross, Togekiss and Donphan.

I hope you don't mind using Kabutops as your Surfer, despite his poor Sp.Atk... To be honest there wasn't a huge amount of choice in there for good Surfers and I know you wanted to use Kabutops, but if you don't like the idea of Kabutops Surfing then switch him for Omastar.

This challenge looks like a lot of fun, I'll give it a go... I read it last night but forgot that other people choose your Pokemon for you.. So I traded over four eggs of pokemon I've never ever used before from leaf green and hatched them all on my Sapphire...


Name: Cygnus (Sapph in game)
Game: Sapphire
Pokemon That Got Away: Seel, Magby, Tauros, Natu, Seviper

So I've never used these Pokemon or their evolutions in any Pokemon game ever. I'm excited to try them all out, especially Tauros. I also like the idea of impressions as stated by the OP, so I'll give that a go in my updates. I just hatched them all, and to be honest I got some pretty terrible natures. >_< Oh well, got to make do with what you have. Anyways, this is the preliminary post I suppose, as I've just hatched them, and not battled or gone west of Oldale yet. Not too crazy about having to train four Pokemon from the start, but I guess if they're cool, grinding will be less of a chore.

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Natu- Lvl 5 (Female)
Adamant Nature
Peck, Leer
- This one looks fun. I hardly ever play through with Psychic types, and I usually hate whatever flying type I have haha. My main concern is that Natu will be a bit weak compared to the others in terms of defense. However, she should be able to easily defeat Brawly, so that will be nice. I only wish that she didn't hatch with such a terrible nature. It might be useful at the start of the game where psychic-type attacks are few, but the SPATK penatly will really start to hurt quick.

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Seel- Lvl 5 (Female)
Careful Nature
Headbutt
- Dewgong is such a cool Pokemon, so getting to train one finally will be interesting. I have used almost all water types in the first three generations I believe, this one being a notable exception. The typing on Dewgong will be nice to deal with Drake. I hardly use ice types, so this evolutionary line will be brand new territory in almost every aspect. Once again, I pulled a bad nature, but at least I will get a defensive boost from those 4x crit special attacks Dewgong's typing allows for... OH WAIT.

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Tauros- Level 5 (Male)
Careful Nature
Tackle, Tail Whip, Rage
- The big one. I feel like in the Pokemon games (non-competitively speaking) Tauros is a Pokemon that gets largely ignored. I don't recall ever fighting it in Gen I, let alone where it was found. Having a one-stage/basic Pokemon this early in the game I'm sure will be a total slaughter for the AI, especially one as fast and strong as Tauros. The natures not jolly or adamant, but I could've pulled a way worse one for sure. I'm not going to be using it for special attacking, and the SPDEF boost is a nice treat.

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Magby- Level 5 (Male)
Rash Nature
Ember, Sunny Day
- When looking through my PC in leaf green for never used Pokemon, I was excited when Magmar popped up. I quickly Ditto'd it and sent it over to sapphire, but I forgot one teensy little thing... Magby comes first. I have this unexplainable contempt for baby Pokemon. Not sure why, I guess I want their cooler evolved forms NOW haha. I'll try not to keep too big of a chip on my shoulder for this guy, seeing as though he does evolve into a pretty BA Pokemon. I finally pulled a good nature too. Definately going to be doing a lot of special attacking with this one, and he will be my go-to guy for Steven.


I hope I did that right haha. Thanks for posting OP, this challenge looks fun :)

Strictly speaking you should have waited for someone to post your team, but you seem so enthusiastic about the Challenge that I don't mind letting you get away with it :)

Enjoy your Challenges both, I've added you both to the Challengers list.

-Cygnus-
February 21st, 2011, 12:00 PM
Well I may or may not have run into a roadblock with the first gym >_<


I would've hoped that Seel could've easily taken care of Roxanne, seeing as though almost any special type moves easily defeat rock types (well, except fire). But once again, I forgot a kind of important detail- Seel doesn't learn a water/ice type move until level 17 >_< Knowing myself and my patience levels, I knew that level 17 this early was not going to happen, so I took the liberty to grind my party until level 12/13 (Got a few HP EV's from Rutsurf Tunnel in the process). My prospects for beating Roxanne looked bleak, but I decided to charge ahead anyways. Besides, it's always fun to have an unexpected challenge like this in a playthrough...

The battle was painful, long, and gruesome to say the least. I stated out with Natu hoping that 12 damage of Night Shade could put a dent in her Geodude's HP. I was wrong. One rock tomb and a tackle later and I was already down one Pokemon. Up next was Tauros, who I hoped would fare better. Intimidate is such a great ability, especially since Tauros didn't have any attack reducing moves at this point... The confrontation with Geodude went a little like: Tail Whip, Tail Whip, Tackle, Tail Whip, Tackle, ROXANNE used POTION! (rinse and repeat x5) Eventually I won out on her Geodude, and knew that Nosepass would be many times more difficult.

For once, I was right. I decided to switch to Magby first, seeing as though a special attack might do well to take care of a good bit of Nosepass' HP. I made the mistake of using Sunny Day first, thinking that Magby would survive five rounds against Rock Tomb, which easily ate the baby Pokemon up in two hits. I then passed the baton to Seel, the worthless water type, whose constant growling put Nosepass' Rock Tomb at 2 or 3 damage. I followed up with a never-ending barrage of headbutts, which did... pretty much nothing. I decided to let Seel die after he ran out of PP for Headbutt and moved back to good ol' Tauros. At this point, Nosepass was in the yellow, and about seven minutes later (using my genius Geodude strategy mentioned above), I walked out of the gym with the Stone Badge in hand.

I can safely say that that gym battle was one of the longest and dull I've ever fought. Whittling HP down literally one by one took me at least 25 minutes. At least it's over. When I exited the gym, I quickly pounded that peon's Poocheyena into a pulp (xD) then set off for Briney's cabin. Hopefully the Dewford gym will be a teensy bit easier...

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Natu- Lvl 13 (Female)
Adamant Nature
Peck, Leer, Night Shade
- I really don't have much of an opinion on this one so far. She was worthless in the gym battle, as was expected, but I have a feeling she will get a chance to prove her mettle in the next gym. I wish that the Natu line had better and more frequent level up moves (I believe it's one per ten levels at Natu?), but I should be getting my hands on a few good TM's shortly to power it up even more.

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Seel- Lvl 14 (Female)
Careful Nature
Headbutt, Growl
- Easily the worst member so far. It's attack stat is pathetic, it's special attack is even worse, and it's only real purpose so far has been to keep up in levels with the rest of the team. The hatch was just terrible, I can tell. Bad IV's, bad nature, bad early movepool makes for a really lackluster beginning Pokemon. Hopefully once it gets into the 20's it will be more useful, but as of now... Not a fan.

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Tauros- Level 13 (Male)
Careful Nature
Tackle, Tail Whip, Rage, Horn Atttack
- Unsurprisingly, the star of the team. Tauros has been a powerhouse, and even though it's all normal moveset made for a terrible gym battle, it was the one that lasted the longest and dealt the most damage. It's fast, strong, and quite resilient to almost every attack. I'm looking forward to what it will evolve (figuratively) into. I'm definately thinking an all-around strong physical attacker. I may even consider letting it drop off in levels compared to the rest of the party, seeing as though with every level, each of its stats get a +2 or +3 boost. Already.

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Magby- Level 13 (Male)
Rash Nature
Ember, Sunny Day, Leer, Smog
- I'd place him in the rankings between Natu and Tauros. He was very useful when it came to the Petalburg woods, but he is quite weak defensively. I almost never use fire types on my teams, so I'm getting used to the strengths and weaknesses (not specifically in typing) of the fire type in general. Magby's ember was not nearly as useful in the gym as I thought it would've been, but I don't see too many more roadblocks in its future. As for moveset, I guess I'm just planning on a straight special attacking beast. I may even consider overheat :P


>_< Someone slap me the next time I make a post that long. It's been a fun challenge so far though!

MythologicalHAX
February 21st, 2011, 05:43 PM
Game: Ruby
Pokemon:
Swalot
Golduck
Kingdra
Gengar
Rhydon
Onix
Sandslash
Minun
Plusle
Linoone
Swellow
Breloom
Hariyama
Medicham
Ninetails
Torkoal
Magcargo
Cloyster
Dewgong
Hypno
Walrein
Seaking
Hitmontop
Victreebel
Beautifly
Aggron
Crobat
Lapras
Requirements: 6 Pokemon, one that uses surf

-Cygnus-
February 21st, 2011, 07:26 PM
Game: Ruby
Pokemon:
Swalot
Golduck
Kingdra
Gengar
Rhydon
Onix
Sandslash
Minun
Plusle
Linoone
Swellow
Breloom
Hariyama
Medicham
Ninetails
Torkoal
Magcargo
Cloyster
Dewgong
Hypno
Walrein
Seaking
Hitmontop
Victreebel
Beautifly
Aggron
Crobat
Lapras
Requirements: 6 Pokemon, one that uses surf
Hmm. How about:
Golduck, Hypno, Magcargo, Breloom, Gengar, Rhydon

MythologicalHAX
February 21st, 2011, 10:09 PM
Hmm. How about:
Golduck, Hypno, Magcargo, Breloom, Gengar, Rhydon
sounds awesome cant wait to start

Hacki101
February 23rd, 2011, 07:58 AM
Orginally was going to tyrain everyone up to LV.4 before continuing but a lack of any decent moves on 3 Pokemon made me train to Lv.6.

Made my way through routes 30 and 31 and needed Numel to defeat BC Wade's updated team (hence Hard Gold).

Saved before the final Sage in belssprout tower.


Cubone Lv 7
Growl
False Swipe
Tail Whip
Bone Club

Orginally only knew false swipe meaning it was slow to train. Hasnt really been used since Bone Club was learnt due to weakness against Grass and Flying. No use against Faulkner at all. High defense is the only thing going for him atm. 4/10

Drifloon Lv 8
Constrict
Minimize
Astonish

Having only a base power 10 move with no STAB= 1 hp damage every turn >_> however immune to pidgey meant easy levels but 1 hp each turn isnt fun. Levels up quicker than the others, Astonish is ok but no use for next gym. 5/10

Numel lv 9
Ember
Tackle
Rock Slide
Earthquake

MVP by far as egg moves are brilliant. Could of done this single handedly so far, and will carry on being my best asset until at Bugsy. 10/10

Remoraid Lv 7
Water Gun
Lock On

Decent STAB move for now, useless against Bellsprouts but did better than I thought, would be higher if I didnt have to catch up levels with other Pokemon. 7/10

Spoink Lv 7
Splash
Psywave

Only splash until Lv.6/7 makes him LVP. Psywave is so unreliable though. Seems to be more defensive than I thought. A lot of room for improvement. 2/10

Teddiursa Lv 7
Scratch
Leer
Lick
Fake Tears

Looking like a decent sweeper except for a lack of speed. Reliable when called upon but has a tendency to faint quickly. 7/10

-Cygnus-
February 23rd, 2011, 07:28 PM
Well, a shorter update I guess. I'm so used to playing on ROMs that cartridge play seems sooo slow haha


Upon arriving in Dewford, I headed straight for Granite Cave to do what has been the core of this playthrough... Grinding ;_; I decided to just get the long awaited level 17 for Seel over with... And boy was I dissapointed. Seel's SPATK is worse than it's ATK, and what's worse is that ice moves don't get stab yet. So Icy Wind is really just another 15PP move to train with...

The others' training went well though. Magby easily took care of the Aarons (which give surprisingly good exp), but struggled with the thick fat of Makuhita. Natu was as good as ever; so far my most stable I believe. Tauros I didn't really train much, because it really isn't neccessary. Either way, I headed over to the gym to see if this one would be any easier than Roxanne.

It was :) Natu easily beat all of the trainers in the gym, and took Brawly along with them. He was level 17 by the end of it all. I catched a Sableye quickly (for trading to Ruby later), and departed for the mainland. To be honest, I was quite eager to leave Dewford... Slateport is where things start to happen, and the sub-par plot starts to get going. I beat all the trainers on the beach and in the house, and saved outside the mart.

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Natu- Lvl 18 (Female)
Adamant Nature
Peck, Leer, Night Shade
- Without a doubt the most well-rounded of the bunch. It has respectable SPDEF, DEF, and can pack a punch with peck when neccessary. I wish the next move it's gonna learn isn't teleport :[ Not sure where to find good TM's for it though... And I hope to have a Xatu by the time Watson is rolled up and tossed away :)

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Seel- Lvl 18 (Female)
Careful Nature
Headbutt, Growl, Icy Wind
- Seriously considering breeding at Mauville for another Seel. Seriously. I've whined about Seel before, but it's just because words can't express my dissapointment in this Pokemon! I'm not sure if it's just the bad IV+Nature combo, or if Seel just sucks in general (someone tell me this isn't true!), but I'm tired of having to keep grinding this thing over and over again. The only small bit of praise I have for Seel right now is its HP and perhaps DEF & SPDEF. Something inside me is thinking tank, but Dewgong doesn't seem like the Pokemon for that job. We'll have to wait and see. Suggestions?

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Tauros- Level 17 (Male)
Careful Nature
Tackle, Tail Whip, Rage, Horn Atttack
- Tauros is continuing to keep up the good work. There's not much more I can praise that I haven't praised, but it's safe to say that this guy is waaaay too overpowered to have at the start of the game :) Oh, and to put it into perspective with the rest of the team... TaurosSPDEF > SeelSPATK

:/ Not okay.

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Magby- Level 17 (Male)
Rash Nature
Ember, Sunny Day, Leer, Smog
- Magby is a real nice part of the team. Still getting used to the fire types, but I am starting to understand why they;re so popular: There's not much they're terrible against. Sure, Team Aqua at the museuem was impossible for this little dude, but other than that (and Roxanne), he's easily been able to hold his own (and quite well for a baby!). Very much looking forward to level 30 and Magmar... And this is sad to say, but out of my team, he has the best movepool.


Hi-5 for not writing a novel!!!... Anyone? No? Just me? Okay...

:)

Sammuthegreat
February 24th, 2011, 04:30 AM
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Seel- Lvl 18 (Female)
Careful Nature
Headbutt, Growl, Icy Wind
- Seriously considering breeding at Mauville for another Seel. Seriously. I've whined about Seel before, but it's just because words can't express my dissapointment in this Pokemon! I'm not sure if it's just the bad IV+Nature combo, or if Seel just sucks in general (someone tell me this isn't true!), but I'm tired of having to keep grinding this thing over and over again. The only small bit of praise I have for Seel right now is its HP and perhaps DEF & SPDEF. Something inside me is thinking tank, but Dewgong doesn't seem like the Pokemon for that job. We'll have to wait and see. Suggestions?


About your Seel...

First time I played Pearl, I ran it with a pre-chosen team of Gallade, Luxray, Honchkrow, Arcanine, Garchomp and - you guessed it - Dewgong. The reason I chose Dewgong was because I always loved that Pokemon from way back in my Red days, and I hadn't trained one since. Sadly it utterly failed to live up to my nostalgic expectations. I remember it being similarly impossible to raise at low levels.

Sadly it is a very defensive Pokemon, but even so its stats aren't that great. Mine's at Lv.55, and her stats are:

Nature: Relaxed
HP: 176
At: 89
Df: 117
SA:88
SD: 115
Sp: 87

-Aqua Tail
-Avalanche
-Ice Beam
-Surf

Pretty awesome movepool given that its stats lean towards it being a weak mixed attacker, but sadly its stats are pretty poor. Compare that to my Luxray from that same runthrough. He's also at Lv.55, but his stats are as follows...

Nature: Hasty
HP: 165
At: 151
Df: 90
SA: 114
SD: 110
Sp: 106

-Spark
-Shock Wave (not sure why I never gave him Thunderbolt)
-Charge Beam
-Crunch

As you can see, the only real advantage Dewgong has over Luxray here is her higher HP, and even that's not much higher.

I think the be-all-and-end-all is that Dewgong is, sadly, not a very good Pokemon, as much as I love it. It was horribly affected by the Special split in Gen II. I hope you come to love yours though, like I still love mine, and hopefully it'll help to lower your expectations a bit... On the flipside, Magmar are awesome, and even more awesome when they become Magmortar (shame you're playing Gen III...).

Anyway, keep updating, I'm enjoying reading your impressions thus far!

-Cygnus-
February 24th, 2011, 06:47 PM
Oh that's a shame :/ I was really hoping for Dewgong to shape up... I guess I will keep it as the defense on my team (not sure what moves it should learn though). Looking at the SATK and ATK make me cringe. Sucks they don't ever really get better...

How is Dewgong in R/B/Y though? My team variety in the first or second gen has never been interesting lol. Maybe I'll do this challenge in R/B/Y next...

Currently reached Mauvile, beat rival, got everyone to lvl 20 (maybe one is 19)

Sammuthegreat
February 25th, 2011, 02:21 AM
Oh that's a shame :/ I was really hoping for Dewgong to shape up... I guess I will keep it as the defense on my team (not sure what moves it should learn though). Looking at the SATK and ATK make me cringe. Sucks they don't ever really get better...

How is Dewgong in R/B/Y though? My team variety in the first or second gen has never been interesting lol. Maybe I'll do this challenge in R/B/Y next...

Currently reached Mauvile, beat rival, got everyone to lvl 20 (maybe one is 19)

Dewgong's Special Base Stat in Gen.I was 95, which is what its Sp.Def is now. It was a bit better, but still not great.

On-topic: my run is still going, but I've realised the downside to doing the Challenge on SoulSilver. It's taking ages to get my team ready to take on Red! My team's all at Lv.65 now and I've been distracted by the Battle Frontier - Dragonite's got a bit of a streak going in the Battle Hall. I'll get back to levelling them up before too long though, hopefully...

-Cygnus-
February 26th, 2011, 12:21 PM
Can't believe this is taking so long. Only three badges as of writing this :( Oh well, maybe I will get faster one of these days haha. I only have like 7.5 hours on it I think...


Last I checked, I left off beating Team Aqua at the museum and headed north. This is a pretty standard playthrough, I guess. Just going along, fighting trainers, doing some grinding, maybe not a sidequest here or there... Good times :)

Mauville gym was actually quite easy. I'm so thankful for the introduction of steel types, else I think Wattson may have been a bit harder for my Magby. Luckily, this is not the case, and Magby easily destroyed every trainer in the gym with its fire punch. Wally was as pointless as ever. I think the battle went: Magby used ember! Ralts used double team! Magby used ember! Wally is defeated! His presence in this game is really a drawback -_- Maybe I'm the only one that thinks so...

Nothing remarkable happened on the route north of Mauville, I beat the Winstrates, all the trainers, and the endless hordes of Spinda in that ashy route 0_o I think the second time I saw a Spinda in a game ever, I was like "OMG it looks different than before! Must be a shiny!!" Good touch on that Pokemon by the developers, though. I grinded everyone to level 25, and then saved in front of the Fallabor Pokecenter (as is my custom when finishing a sesssion).

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Natu- Lvl 25 (Female)
Adamant Nature
Peck, Leer, Night Shade, Teleport
- Poor movepool, that's all I have to say. She has two attacking moves, and one of them doesn't affect half the Pokemon in this game -_- Not a bad Pokemon, don't get me wrong... I just wish there was greater variety in her movepool this early. Natu currently has an everstone equiped to her at the moment until level 30- I want her to have another move so bad that I'm delaying her evolution :P

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Seel- Lvl 25(Female)
Careful Nature
Headbutt, Growl, Icy Wind, Aurora Beam
- :( That's pretty much all I have to say about this Pokemon... It still can't hit worth crap, and I recently discovered it learns NO water type level up moves, so Flannery is going to be a helluva lot harder than I originally thought. At least it learned Aurora Beam for another attack... But if things keep going this way, I can safely say this will be the first and last time I use Seel in my party.

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Tauros- Level 25 (Male)
Careful Nature
Tackle, Tail Whip, Rage, Horn Atttack
- I think it's pretty obvious what I'm going to say about this guy... Still, by far, top dog. I am starting to see it falter a bit, though... Why there was this one trainer with a normal type that Tauros actually took TWO HITS to kill! Two! That's more than one! 1+1=2! I'm actually a bit glad at this though, because I know that I won't really be able to rely on this guy in a pinch for much longer (Yes, you read that right. I want a harder challenge when playing with Tauros!).

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Magby- Level 25 (Male)
Rash Nature
Ember, Sunny Day, Fire Punch, Smog
- Five more levels to go :) :) :) Magby is more or less the MVP, even though it plays second bannana to Tauros. It's SPATK hasn't really let me down thus far; it's kind of a powerhouse. I can't wait to see what Magmar will be like... My main issue is that it only knows good fire-type moves, which means it won't be a good counter for Flannery. I'm not sure what other good moves are out there for it either. Maybe I should browse my TM catalouge again and see what might work (TM'age at this point in the game kinda sucks).



I'm currently debating on whether or not to add Seviper to my team on the next route... I want to try it out, but a fifth Pokemon (and a Poison type at that) seems kinda like too much to handle right now. Thoughts?

Eeveé
February 26th, 2011, 12:36 PM
dont go for serviper its part of the Fluctuating group


The equation for the Fluctuating experience group. At levels 15 and 36, both formulas return equal values.
The second experience group introduced in Generation III, and a direct opposite to the Erratic group, the Fluctuating experience group contains the Pokémon which grow the slowest of all, reaching level 100 with a whopping 1,640,000 experience points. It is also, unsurprisingly, the smallest of the experience groups, containing only 14 species. Pokémon within this group require the least amount of experience to grow from level 1, needing only 540 points to reach level 10, as compared to 560 for Medium Slow, the next lowest requirement. They also require the most experience points to go from level 90 to 100 - 517340 as compared to 338750 for Slow, the next highest. Like the Erratic function, the Fluctuating group's level-up equation is calculated in a piecewise fashion.
Also like the Erratic experience group, the Fluctuating group gets its name from the wildly fluctuating requirement for each level to go to the next level, from Level 36 to Level 100.
Fluctuating


The equation for the Fluctuating experience group. At levels 15 and 36, both formulas return equal values.
The second experience group introduced in Generation III, and a direct opposite to the Erratic group, the Fluctuating experience group contains the Pokémon which grow the slowest of all, reaching level 100 with a whopping 1,640,000 experience points. It is also, unsurprisingly, the smallest of the experience groups, containing only 14 species. Pokémon within this group require the least amount of experience to grow from level 1, needing only 540 points to reach level 10, as compared to 560 for Medium Slow, the next lowest requirement. They also require the most experience points to go from level 90 to 100 - 517340 as compared to 338750 for Slow, the next highest. Like the Erratic function, the Fluctuating group's level-up equation is calculated in a piecewise fashion.
Also like the Erratic experience group, the Fluctuating group gets its name from the wildly fluctuating requirement for each level to go to the next level, from Level 36 to Level 100.
For a list of all Pokémon in this group, see Pokémon in the Fluctuating experience group on bulbapedia experiance

brodioh
February 26th, 2011, 01:42 PM
I can't seem to find my metagross so I will need a different pokemon instead.
I really wanted to use one but I can't now because it was probably my friend who took it.
Also thanks for being so kind and I will be willing to use Kabutops as a surfer.

-Cygnus-
February 26th, 2011, 07:35 PM
dont go for serviper its part of the Fluctuating group


The equation for the Fluctuating experience group. At levels 15 and 36, both formulas return equal values.
The second experience group introduced in Generation III, and a direct opposite to the Erratic group, the Fluctuating experience group contains the Pokémon which grow the slowest of all, reaching level 100 with a whopping 1,640,000 experience points. It is also, unsurprisingly, the smallest of the experience groups, containing only 14 species. Pokémon within this group require the least amount of experience to grow from level 1, needing only 540 points to reach level 10, as compared to 560 for Medium Slow, the next lowest requirement. They also require the most experience points to go from level 90 to 100 - 517340 as compared to 338750 for Slow, the next highest. Like the Erratic function, the Fluctuating group's level-up equation is calculated in a piecewise fashion.
Also like the Erratic experience group, the Fluctuating group gets its name from the wildly fluctuating requirement for each level to go to the next level, from Level 36 to Level 100.
Fluctuating


The equation for the Fluctuating experience group. At levels 15 and 36, both formulas return equal values.
The second experience group introduced in Generation III, and a direct opposite to the Erratic group, the Fluctuating experience group contains the Pokémon which grow the slowest of all, reaching level 100 with a whopping 1,640,000 experience points. It is also, unsurprisingly, the smallest of the experience groups, containing only 14 species. Pokémon within this group require the least amount of experience to grow from level 1, needing only 540 points to reach level 10, as compared to 560 for Medium Slow, the next lowest requirement. They also require the most experience points to go from level 90 to 100 - 517340 as compared to 338750 for Slow, the next highest. Like the Erratic function, the Fluctuating group's level-up equation is calculated in a piecewise fashion.
Also like the Erratic experience group, the Fluctuating group gets its name from the wildly fluctuating requirement for each level to go to the next level, from Level 36 to Level 100.
For a list of all Pokémon in this group, see Pokémon in the Fluctuating experience group on bulbapedia experiance

0_o I arz failz in maths!! Haha jk, thank you for that though. I had no idea a "fluctuating" exp group existed. I am definately that guy that hates grinding, so this will be helpful for me in this playthrough lol... Thanks again.

Sammuthegreat
February 27th, 2011, 01:57 AM
I can't seem to find my metagross so I will need a different pokemon instead.
I really wanted to use one but I can't now because it was probably my friend who took it.
Also thanks for being so kind and I will be willing to use Kabutops as a surfer.

Use Absol instead then. Enjoy!

Hacki101
February 27th, 2011, 03:17 AM
0_o I arz failz in maths!! Haha jk, thank you for that though. I had no idea a "fluctuating" exp group existed. I am definately that guy that hates grinding, so this will be helpful for me in this playthrough lol... Thanks again.

The fluctuating group is really quick to level up for the majority of the game so Seviper may be worth a punt seeing as you may another Pokemon atm because of the underperformance of Seel and Natu.

My Drifloon is also in the Fluctuating group and is so easy to train - Hard Gold requires a lot of grinding. Talking of which I am trianing for Bugsy and Rival battle (both of which I have already lost) and will update after those battles.

-Cygnus-
February 27th, 2011, 09:17 PM
The fluctuating group is really quick to level up for the majority of the game so Seviper may be worth a punt seeing as you may another Pokemon atm because of the underperformance of Seel and Natu.

My Drifloon is also in the Fluctuating group and is so easy to train - Hard Gold requires a lot of grinding. Talking of which I am trianing for Bugsy and Rival battle (both of which I have already lost) and will update after those battles.

Hmm... Well I know one thing for sure is that I'm not bailing on any of my team in this playthrough yes, even freakin' seel haha, but I guess I can train the one I have in my box for the Flannery fight. If I get Seviper, though, I may as well just go for a full team of six :P

In the game... Just need to train Natu up to level 28 (then everyone will be equal!! and head over to Lavaridge again for my fourth badge. I think I shall update after Norman.

KoboraX
February 28th, 2011, 02:29 AM
Name: KoboraX
Game: Silver
List of Pokemon that got away: Gastly, Haunter, Eevee, Flareon, Chikorita, Bayleef, Meganium, Furret, Mareep, Flaaffy, Hoppip, Aipom, Yanma, Pineco, Forretress, Gligar, Donphan, Shuckle, Slugma, Phanpy, Miltank
Number required: 6
Special Requirements: None that I know of.

Mistyblu
February 28th, 2011, 04:08 AM
KoboraX take a

Donphan
Slugma
Furret
Yanma
Meganium
Flaaffy

Sammuthegreat
February 28th, 2011, 06:58 AM
Added KoboraX to the Challengers list.

I have a question to those of you who update/come on this thread regularly. It's with regard to the end point of the Challenge in the Johto games, particularly in HG/SS. At the moment I've got it set to finish when you beat Red. The trouble is, when you get through Kanto and beat the Elite Four the second time, your Pokemon will reasonably be around Lv.60-65 or so. Red's Pokemon are all above Lv.80 in HG/SS, and are pretty much impossible to beat until your own team's levels are around 70 or more.

The trouble is, once the E4 are beaten a second time, there's not much left to do, especially considering you need to add another 10-15 levels for each of your Pokemon to face Red with a reasonable chance of success. So, my question is, do we think the Challenge should end when we beat the E4 the second time, rather than forcing us to grind for hours to take on Red?

I ask this for two reasons. Firstly, I'm at that stage in my Challenge now. All my team are Lv.65, which would be comfortably high enough to beat this Challenge in any other region. I'm struggling to find enough opponents (outside re-doing the E4 over and over again) to increase my team's levels, and there's no wild Pokemon anywhere above the high 40s. I'm looking at a massive time investment to be able to take on Red with any chance of any outcome other than a total wipe.

That brings me to the second reason I ask this; this Challenge is supposed to be fun. Grinding a total of 60-90 more levels (across all 6 of my team) does not sounds like much fun to me, as I'm sure it doesn't to any other Johto Challengers out there.

So, what do you reckon? Shall I tone down the requirements for a successful Johto Challenge, so that you only need to beat the E4 a second time instead of taking on Red? Of course beating Red would still be an optional extra, but not compulsory.

I'm genuinely interested in any thoughts or contributions on the idea, so please let me know, in this thread or by PM (I seem to be one of the few Challenge leaders who doesn't care about people spamming the thread with vaguely-off-topic nonsense :))

Thanks!

Hermione Granger
February 28th, 2011, 07:20 AM
I'd like to renew my "application" for this challenge. I wanted to start a new challenge since I haven't been on the challenges scene for quite a while now.

Name: Zeffy
Game: Emerald
List of Pokemon that got away: All Pokemon in this list are final evolutions and can only be gotten on Emerald:
Shiftry
Mightyena
Tropius
Dustox
Beautifly
Swalot
Wailord
Illumise
Volbeat
Milotic
Huntail
Gorebyss
Relicanth
Hariyama
Glalie
Golbat/Crobat (just pick one)
Skarmory
Linoone
Alakazam (yes, I haven't used an Alakazam yet. weird, huh?)
Weezing
Seviper
Magcargo
DonphanWow, this list has gotten much bigger than the last time. xD
Number required: 6
Any specific requirements: Nothing specific. Just keep in mind the HMs. ;)

Hacki101
February 28th, 2011, 08:51 AM
Sammu, I would say beat all the gym leaders in the rematch again on HG/SS and the Lance/Clair double battle and forget about Red because I will be in the same boat (when I ever get there- he is all Lv.100 on my game). I agree that grinding 20+ levels per Pokemon is too much of a grind as I personally hate grinding myself- I get my girlfriend to do it XD. Also, I am looking forward to seeing your final update :).

I'd like to renew my "application" for this challenge. I wanted to start a new challenge since I haven't been on the challenges scene for quite a while now.

Name: Zeffy
Game: Emerald
List of Pokemon that got away: All Pokemon in this list are final evolutions and can only be gotten on Emerald:
Spoiler:
Shiftry
Mightyena
Tropius
Dustox
Beautifly
Swalot
Wailord
Illumise
Volbeat
Milotic
Huntail
Gorebyss
Relicanth
Hariyama
Glalie
Golbat/Crobat (just pick one)
Skarmory
Linoone
Alakazam (yes, I haven't used an Alakazam yet. weird, huh?)
Weezing
Seviper
Magcargo
Donphan


Wow, this list has gotten much bigger than the last time. xD
Number required: 6
Any specific requirements: Nothing specific. Just keep in mind the HMs. ;)


Zeffy, take a:

Tropius (HMs sorted) ;)
Milotic (if you cant find Feebas then Huntail)
Glalie
Mightyena
Beautifly
Magcargo

Have fun!!

KoboraX
February 28th, 2011, 08:57 AM
1st update...short, but meh, it's progress.

Started a new game and named my character Kobora.
Got my Pokegear.
Went and got my Chikorita.
Nicknamed my Chikorita "Petal".
Later today, I'll head over to Mr. Pokemon's house, then catch a Sentret and a Phanpy.

Hermione Granger
February 28th, 2011, 08:27 PM
Sammu, I would say beat all the gym leaders in the rematch again on HG/SS and the Lance/Clair double battle and forget about Red because I will be in the same boat (when I ever get there- he is all Lv.100 on my game). I agree that grinding 20+ levels per Pokemon is too much of a grind as I personally hate grinding myself- I get my girlfriend to do it XD. Also, I am looking forward to seeing your final update :).



Zeffy, take a:

Tropius (HMs sorted) ;)
Milotic (if you cant find Feebas then Huntail)
Glalie
Mightyena
Beautifly
Magcargo

Have fun!!
Thank you! Finally I can start playing Emerald again. xD

Mistyblu
February 28th, 2011, 09:29 PM
I agree with Hacki, especially since we are using the pokemon that we haven't used before- a fair portion of them is because they are just to weak stat-wise/are outclassed. Grinding all the way to Red (i think for some weaker pokemon, they need to be even above Red's levels to fair well) can be a hassle.

brodioh
February 28th, 2011, 11:12 PM
Great, more problems,
I could have swore that I traded my donphan over from HeartGold but it appears that I didn't. Sorry to be a pain but I will again need another pokemon.
SORRY

Hacki101
March 1st, 2011, 06:18 AM
Great, more problems,
I could have swore that I traded my donphan over from HeartGold but it appears that I didn't. Sorry to be a pain but I will again need another pokemon.
SORRY

If I'm allowed to give you a Pokemon (Samuu gave your Pokemon to you) take a Dusknoir :)

Sammuthegreat
March 1st, 2011, 08:52 AM
Thanks for all the feedback guys. I'll change the rules so that Johto Challengers only need to beat the E4 a second time. I'm not sure about the Lance/Clair rematch, because it's actually a lot easier than the E4 rematches, level-wise. I think it's simplest just to make the requirement for completion to beat the E4 twice, and leave everything else as an optional extra.

Zeffy, I've moved you to the RSE part of the Challengers list (you were on HG/SS before). Hacki101, of course it's fine for you to give brodioh his last Pokemon, makes my life much easier if people help with assigning people teams :)

Cheers all. Last update coming soon (I've already beaten the E4 twice - three times actually - it was in my last update, but I'll post my full impressions and team member reviews in their own update).

Hacki101
March 1st, 2011, 03:15 PM
Quite a long update (well it was play time)
- Defeated the Sage at the top of Bellsprout Tower easily
- Battled my way through the Violet Gym Trainers
- After many attempts and much grinding, defeated Falkner: Teddiursa soloing the Pidgey, Numel finishing off Pidgeotto with Rock Slide(s) after weakening from Teddiursa and Cubone's Defense dropping and Hoothoot eventually dying from Roost stalling :)
- Route 32 and Union Cave pass like a breeze, easily defeating the hard trainer on the route.
- Lost to Hiker Anthony's team of 6 Pokemon all levelled higher than me.
- Beat Anthony and beat Slowpoke Well
- Lost to Bugsy and Rival before grinding
- Beat Rival on second attempt after Croconaw spammed Dragon Dance for too long :D
- Defeated Bugsy with the help of a X Defend on Numel, taking out Scyther and then PInsir before running out of Super Potions and fainting to Beedrill. Drifloon took over and took out a weakened Butterfree (they all know U-Turn) on the switch then outsped with 2 Gusts. After a few turns of Gust vs. U Turn and Roost I switch in Teddiursa for the fake tears to no avail as U Turn takes him out in 2. Remoird comes in for an Aurora Beam (I thought it was super effective) and also dies to 2 hits. I switch Drifloon back in and out stall Beedrill for a hard fought victory.
- Saved in the Pokecenter.

Current Team and Impressions:


Teddiursa Lv. 15
Rock Tomb
Faint Attack
Fury Swipes
Fake Tears

Fake Tears comes in useful sometimes and Teddiursa can out power some strong opponents like Falkner's Pidgey, which makes him a handy team member. His strong attack stat is bound to come in useful later. 7/10


Cubone Lv. 15

Headbutt
False Swipe
Tail Whip
Bone Club

A very high Defense stat (highest stat of all my Pokemon) can be useful to get off a Tail Whip or two for my stronger attackers to defeat. Bone Club is OK, as is Cubone himself, best used as a support Pokemon. 4/10


Drifloon Lv.18

Payback
Minimize
Astonish
Gust

I love Aftermath :D, unexpected kills are awesome. Immune to a lot of attacks at the moment and has much more HP than anyone else, so is able to take many hits and excelled in the battle against Bugsy. Probably my favourite as he levels up quickly and his typing is something I have never used before. Expecting him to be the ace in my pack one day. 8/10


Spoink Lv.17

Psybeam
Psywave
Psych Up
Flash

Suddenly became a hard hitter with Psybeam although it wasnt useful against Bugsy. Spoink can be quite frail physically and his nature has boosted his defense as well. I would hate to see how frail he would be with a neutral nature. His nature hinders what I thought he would orginally used for (-Sp.Att) but yeah another OK Pokemon. 5/10

Remoraid Lv.16

Water Gun
Aurora Beam
Psybeam
Bullet Seed

High attack, sp.att and speed= my best sweeper, constantly being overleveled before grinding. Extremely frail so pretty much useless in harder battles, although type coverage is very good at this stage in the game. 7/10


Numel Lv.17

Ember
Magnitude
Rock Slide
Earthquake

Still the MVP, best performer, star of the team whatever you want to call him. Used the most in both gym battles, he is my dependable Pokemon to pull out the win. Average stats mean others will catch up as they learn better moves and his speed is the only thing that annoys me, even if the nature is Timid (+Speed -Att) 9/10


This challenge on this game is time consuming but very rewarding, hence the long update, although this may require a lot of patience to complete.

PS. any thoughts on the update style, I am open to constructive criticism.

randaddy
March 2nd, 2011, 04:44 AM
Hello i would like to enter the leafgreen chalenge.my team is vileplume wiglytuff sandslash nintails poliwrath butterfree. my hm slaves will be tenticool and rataata. thanks

KoboraX
March 2nd, 2011, 06:45 AM
Blissy's The Ones Who Got Away Challenge! - Silver Version!
Chapter 2: The problems will never end, right?
Alright...on to Mr. Pokemon's House. Did some training to get Petal more powerful so he could learn Razor Leaf. I got Petal up to Level 6 by fighting a lot of Pidgey. I encountered no Sentret, and...I had no Poke Balls yet. Catching Sentret will have to wait...for now.

Ok...Cherrygrove City. I go and heal up Petal from all his training, and I set out again for Mr. Pokemon's house. I'll go back for the Town Map later, but...I might forget. I grab the Berry off the tree near a house, and I talk to the guy in the house to get another Berry. After getting into even more battles, I made it to Mr. Pokemon's house, and Professer Oak was there. He gave me the Pokedex, and I set out again to head back to New Bark Town after getting the mystery egg.

After I left Mr. Pokemon's house, I got a call from Professer Elm. Apparently, something bad has happened back at his lab. I had to go back to go see.


On my way back to New Bark Town, I encountered a strange red haired kid. His name at that time was a mystery, so it was time to own him. For some reason, he had a Cyyndaquil, the arch enemy of Petal. Petal was almost owned, but he came out victorius.

He said his name was ???, but I had no time to make fun of his name like hell, I had to get back to New Bark Town. I healed up Petal, and headed out again. When I got to the lab, Elm was talking to a cop about the stolen pokemon. I told him that the red haired kid was the thief, and his name was Deyrell. I gave Elm the mystery egg, and told him about the Pokedex. He was amazed, and I went to go tell my mom I was leaving.

After getting my 5 Poke Balls, I headed out to catch a Sentret. After about 10 minutes, I caught one and named him Furry. After training Furry up so he could do more, I went to get Phanpy, but I couldn't find one after searching for a half hour. I gave up on Phanpy, and headed back to the area that Mr. Pokemon's house was. I battled some trainers and went over to Violet City, where I'd fight the 1st Gym Leader...after Sprout Tower.

This concludes this chapter of my The Ones Who Got Away Challenge.
Blissy's Squad:
http://archives.bulbagarden.net/media/upload/2/29/Spr_2s_152.png
Petal (Chikorita) Lv. 9
Moves: Tackle, Growl, Razor Leaf
http://archives.bulbagarden.net/media/upload/f/f5/Spr_2s_161.png
Furry (Sentret) Lv. 7
Moves: Tackle, Defense Curl

Badges Obtained:
So far....none.

I won't be able to get Slugma until Kanto, and Phanpy is not easy to find. I'll need two different pokemon.

Hacki101
March 2nd, 2011, 09:40 AM
I won't be able to get Slugma until Kanto, and Phanpy is not easy to find. I'll need two different pokemon.

Have a Shuckle and a Haunter

KoboraX
March 2nd, 2011, 12:39 PM
Blissy's The Ones Who Got Away Challenge! - Silver Version!
Chapter 3: The Dreaded Sprout Tower!
Ok...Sprout Tower time. My party of two is healed up, and ready to go. I went over to the tower, and entered. Not much to do on Floor 1, so I went on to the next floor. The trainers...as the tower's name suggests, they all have Bellsprout. Furry kept reaching death in the battles he was in, so I wasted all of my Potions on him. At the end, I encountered Deyrell again. He had beated the head sage, and escaped with an escape rope. It was my turn to battle. The sage had two Bellsprouts, and a Hoothoot. Furry was owned by his Hoothoot after Petal owned the two Bellsprouts. Petal finished up the battle with 7 HP. Lucky he survived.

This concludes this chapter of my The Ones Who Got Away Challenge. Sorry it was so short, but I'm a little busy.
Blissy's Squad:
http://archives.bulbagarden.net/media/upload/2/29/Spr_2s_152.png
Petal (Chikorita) Lv. 13
Moves: Tackle, Growl, Razor Leaf, Reflect
http://archives.bulbagarden.net/media/upload/f/f5/Spr_2s_161.png
Furry (Sentret) Lv. 9
Moves: Tackle, Defense Curl

Badges Obtained:
None. I'm battling Falkner later.

@Hacki101 That'll really work. I can get a Gastly in Sprout Tower, and get Shuckle from Cianwood City.

-Cygnus-
March 4th, 2011, 12:05 PM
Sorry for the lack of update Sammu! I'm still doing the challenge, but a little more focused on the St. Patty's one atm. I am currently in the desert, and about to face Norman. I guess you can have an update after that :P

EDIT: W00t! 50 posts!

KoboraX
March 4th, 2011, 01:56 PM
Blissy's The Ones Who Got Away Challenge! - Silver Version!
Chapter 4: Ownage, meet Blissy.
It's time to own Falkner...but first, I headed back to Sprout Tower to catch a Gastly. It didn't take long, so I caught a level 4 Gastly. After catching Gastly, I went to go train him by using a simple tactic I learned from chuggaaconroy's Fire Red LP. After training up Spooky, I headed over to Violet City's gym.



Ok.....it's gym time! I took down the two trainers before Falkner, and headed over to own the Gym Leader himself. Falkner, like every 1st Gym Leader, has two pokemon. He started off with Pidgey while i used Furry. After a little damage, Furry took down Pidgey. Next...Pidgeotto. I had Petal take over, and start up with a Reflect so Gust wouldn't do much damage. After a while, Petal took out Pidgeotto. After winning, I got the Zephyr Badge, and the Mud-Slap TM.

Now...onward to the next town! Ok...I start off encountering a Mareep. I had Spooky out in front to start things off. With one Lick, Mareep got paralysed. After that, I chipped away at Mareep until I caught it. After that...I got a ton of training done.



This concludes this chapter of my The Ones Who Got Away Challenge.
Blissy's Squad:
http://archives.bulbagarden.net/media/upload/2/29/Spr_2s_152.png
Petal (Chikorita) Lv. 14
Moves: Tackle, Growl, Razor Leaf, Reflect
http://archives.bulbagarden.net/media/upload/f/f5/Spr_2s_161.png
Furry (Sentret) Lv. 11
Moves: Tackle, Defense Curl, Mud-Slap, Quick Attack
http://archives.bulbagarden.net/media/upload/2/2d/Spr_2s_092.png
Spooky (Gastly) Lv. 9
Moves: Lick, Hypnosis, Spite
http://archives.bulbagarden.net/media/upload/a/ac/Spr_2s_179.png
Shiek (Mareep) Lv. 10
Moves: Tackle, Growl, Thundershock

Badges Obtained:
http://archives.bulbagarden.net/media/upload/4/4a/Zephyr_Badge.png

brodioh
March 4th, 2011, 02:18 PM
I have a question now.
Is it against the rules to trade all of my pokemon in at level 1?

Sammuthegreat
March 4th, 2011, 05:08 PM
EDIT: No brodioh, that's absolutely fine. That's what I do.

No worries -Cygnus-. You can take as much time as you like, updates are just to keep this thread alive and nice and high up the first page of Challenges.

...speaking of which...


Update 12: Challenge complete

I completed the Challenge by beating the E4 rematches in update 11 (http://www.pokecommunity.com/showthread.php?p=6354981#post6354981), so this final update is for the purposes of rating my final team members.

The Team - Final Impressions:
http://www.pokemonelite2000.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/09/454.png
Toxicroak, Male, Relaxed, Lv.65
Poison Jab, Brick Break, Sludge Bomb, Nasty Plot
Mr. Reliable
Impressions: I've always loved the way Toxicroak looks, and now I love the way he plays too. After a solid start despite some nightmarish starting stats (being immune to Poison Hax certainly helped), Toxicroak (then Croagunk) just kept getting better and better, quickly establishing himself as my staple lead attacker due to his mixed offences and his excellent typing allowing him some unusual resistance combinations. He evolved pretty late and his usefulness had petered out slightly just before he did, but after that he never struggled. Of course I never sent him in against any Psychic Pokemon if I could help it. All in all, a truly reliable Pokemon, and even if he wasn't my absolute best, he was certainly my absolute favourite.
Rating: 9/10
http://www.pokemonelite2000.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/09/139.png
Omastar, Male, Mild, Lv.65
AncientPower, Mud Shot, Ice Beam, Surf
The Wrecking Ball
Impressions: Got off to a slightly annoying start when, at Lv.1, his only attack was Constrict, which did 1 damage. On the flipside though, he only took 1HP in return, due to his awesome typing and his awesome Defence. When Omanyte finally evolved, he was unstoppable. His Sp.Atk reached untold levels of awesomeness, and nothing could stand in his way. I even had to stop using him periodically to let the other Pokemon catch up. All in all, Omastar has become my favourite fossil to date, and I recommend him highly. His lack of Speed is more than mitigated by how easily he dispatches Dragon-types with his monstrous Ice Beam, and even AncientPower is a murderous tool of death in his tentacles.
Rating: 10/10
http://www.pokemonelite2000.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/09/429.png
Mismagius, Female, Docile, Lv.65
Confuse Ray, Charge Beam, Shadow Ball, Dark Pulse
The Glass Cannon
Impressions: I tend to find Ghost-types difficult to use. Not so Mismagius. She was a pickle at first, as Psywave, her only attacking move, was unreliable at best, which seemed a waste of her awesome Sp.Atk stat. Luckily she leveled up quicker than any other teammates, and before long she was tearing holes in anything that moved (and some things that didn't) with Psybeam and, later, Shadow Ball. Comfortably my quickest Pokemon, that Speed stat would come in handy later on when her Sp.Atk started to decline in comparison to my other team members', particularly Omastar's. Speed allowed Mismagius to set up Charge Beam, after which Shadow Ball laid Bruno's entire team (twice) and countless other tough trainers to rest. She's not the force she was between levels 40 and 55, but my god were those levels fun, and were it not for this little lady, I'd have really struggled against the game's numerous Gyarados. The archetypal Glass Cannon, and I love her.
Rating: 9/10
http://www.pokemonelite2000.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/09/203.png
Girafarig, Female, Sassy, Lv. 65
Zen Headbutt, Psychic, Crunch, Strength
The Unsung Heroine
Impressions: A real trooper. Girafarig was my first Pokemon to faint, against a Sentret of all things. She seemed to see that as an incentive to improve, and my oh my did she improve. Suddenly Facade, Headbutt and Confusion made her an unstoppable force, which lasted pretty much all the way until the other Pokemon on my team caught up with her BST by evolving. Even then, despite the BST deficit, she still kicked far more ass than I ever expected her to, and I'm incredibly glad for her assistance during the Challenge. A real unsung heroine.
Rating: 8/10
http://www.pokemonelite2000.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/09/149.png
Dragonite, Male, Adamant, Lv.65
Dragon Dance, Dragon Rush, Waterfall, Fly
The late bloomer
Impressions: No Pokemon had as erratic a journey as my Dragonite did. I had massively high hopes for him as a Dratini, but his stats sucked horribly despite the perfect Nature. He couldn't take advantage of great starter moves like Extremespeed because his Atk was lame and it only had 5PP, and he levelled up at snail's pace. His disappointing journey took a massive upward swing when he learned Dragon Rage, which suddenly propelled him to the forefront of my team's attack. Then he evolved, and things went downhill again. Dragonair wasn't strong enough for the stage of the game when he evolved; opponents were starting to get tough when he was in the mid-30s and early 40s, and poor Dragonair couldn't keep up, especially when he levelled up so slowly. Dragon Rush helped a bit, but a terrible Elite Four performance left Dragonair reeling at the bottom of my team in terms of usefulness. And then, everything suddenly got better at Lv.50. Suddenly he was a monster, a beast of terrifying power and ruthlessness. Dragon Dance appeared, and he could not be stopped. He swept mercilessly through Kanto, and even Lance couldn't stand in his way second time round. A fitting end to his underdog story.
Rating: 8/10
http://www.pokemonelite2000.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/09/127.png
Pinsir, Male, Quiet, Lv.65
X-Scissor, Swords Dance, Rock Slide, Brick Break
The Demolition Specialist
Impressions: Probably the Pokemon I liked the least out of this team before I started the Challenge, and consequently probably the Pokemon that has won me over the most. Despite his awful nature (it literally could barely be any worse for a Pinsir) he immediately propelled himself to the top of my roster before the 1st Gym, with ViceGrip destroying... anything, really, and his high Defence stopping any opponents from leaving a mark. Until Lv.10ish, at least. He wasn't any use for the first two Gyms due to his type, although he was the only Pokemon who could learn Cut. At that point in the game that was all he was used for; he consistently fell behind in levels because he was underused and took ages to level, and eventually even ViceGrip stopped hitting so hard. Over time, though, I really learned to appreciate this Bug's talents. He's not a complex Pokemon, he's never going to uproot any trees with radical movesets. But what he does, he does very well. He hits hard, he hits fast, and he takes down some really awkward threats, not least the first two Kimono Girls in some style. He's rough and ready, a bit erratic - sometime's he's absolutely perfect for the job, but if not, he tends to be utterly useless - there's rarely a middle ground. Overall though, he averaged out to be a good, handy Pokemon who filled a useful niche on the team, especially in Kanto.
Rating: 8/10

The Too Long, Didn't Read version:

Johto MVP: Mismagius
Johto LVP: Dragonite
E4 (1st run) MVP: Omastar
E4 (1st run) LVP: Dragonite
Kanto MVP: Dragonite
Kanto LVP: Girafarig
E4 (2nd run) MVP: Omastar
E4 (2nd run) LVP: Pinsir

Overall MVP: Omastar
Overall LVP: Pinsir/Girafarig (although both were still awesome)
Overall Best Moveset: Omastar
Overall Worst Moveset: Dragonite (just because of the first 30-40 levels)

Thanks for reading, anyone who did. I really enjoyed my own Challenge, and I'll be posting a new sign-up form very soon indeed. I've added myself to the Champions list (ha!).

Hermione Granger
March 4th, 2011, 06:45 PM
Zeffy's Update #1

I decided to take it slow and organized. I'll be updating for every GYM leader I defeat. And with this update, I have defeated a GYM leader. :D

I'm going to list my adventure, because its easier for me to do and easier for you to read.

~ Started the game, named myself "Zeffy".
~ Went on with the normal story stuff.
~ Saved Prof. Birch using Mudkip.
~ More story stuff that is very boring that you would fall asleep.
~ Got to May and defeated her very easily.
~ Got the Pokedex, and a few Pokeballs.
~ Started to catch the first 2 Pokemon on my list: Wurmple and Poochyena.
~ Captured a male Wurmple at Lv. 2, and a female Poochyena at Lv. 2.
~ Leveled them both up to Lv. 7, hoping that Wurmple would evolve into a Silcoon....and it did! :D
~ Went to Petalburg and more boring story stuff.
~ Went through Petalburg Woods and Silcoon evolved to Beautifly on the way.
~ Got through Rustboro City and leveled up both my Pokemon to Lv. 15.
~ Faced Roxanne. Poochyena as the head and Beatifly as the backup. Fortunately, all of Roxanne's Pokemon were knocked out by Poochyena's Bite attack. Although, at the end of the battle, all that's left of her was a bar of red health.
~ Healed, saved, and quit.

And now, the team and thoughts.

http://i605.photobucket.com/albums/tt134/UltimaZelfier/PokemonEmerald_01.png?t=1299292003

Poochyena
Stats:
http://i605.photobucket.com/albums/tt134/UltimaZelfier/PokemonEmerald_02.png?t=1299292769http://i605.photobucket.com/albums/tt134/UltimaZelfier/PokemonEmerald_03.png?t=1299292771http://i605.photobucket.com/albums/tt134/UltimaZelfier/PokemonEmerald_04.png?t=1299292772

Poochyena's hard to level up, but she managed to get through Roxanne alive. That's a pretty good achievement if you ask me. I think she will be leading the team for quite a while.

Beautifly
Stats:
http://i605.photobucket.com/albums/tt134/UltimaZelfier/PokemonEmerald_05.png?t=1299292902http://i605.photobucket.com/albums/tt134/UltimaZelfier/PokemonEmerald_06.png?t=1299292904http://i605.photobucket.com/albums/tt134/UltimaZelfier/PokemonEmerald_07.png?t=1299292906

As a Wurmple, Beautifly was quite a battler. I think his motto is "Fight and fight until you faint". xD
Anyways, I felt good when Wurmple evolved into Silcoon. Pretty sure, if I were to put it in competitive battling terms, Beatifly will be a sweeper. ;)

Fin.

Sammuthegreat
March 5th, 2011, 05:17 AM
My second sign-up sheet...

Name: Sammuthegreat
Game: SoulSilver (again!)
List of Pokemon that got away: (Be warned, it's a huge list)
Charizard
Venusaur
Bastiodon
Ariados
Altaria
Crawdaunt
Sceptile
Blastoise
Leafeon
Lapras
Lopunny
Lucario
Zangoose
Ursaring
Togekiss
Ambipom
Porygon-Z
Vaporeon
Jolteon
Flareon
Umbreon
Glaceon
Espeon
Electivire
Absol
Gliscor
Shiftry
Aerodactyl
Scizor
Froslass
Slowking
Nidoqueen
Houndoom
Milotic
Drifblim
Chimecho
Hippowdon
Hitmonchan
Drapion
Sandslash
Tyranitar
Floatzel
Yanmega
Rapidash
Hitmonlee
Hitmontop
Primeape
Pidgeot
Machamp
Gengar
Gastrodon
Starmie
Rampardos
Cradily
Armaldo
Kabutops
Exeggutor
Kingdra
Ninetales
Skuntank
Venomoth
Abomasnow
Muk
Golduck
Breloom
Poliwrath
Politoed
Azumarill
Kingler
Raichu
Magnezone
Swellow
Skarmory
Mamoswine
Kangaskhan
Lickilicky
Forretress
Stantler
Tauros

Number required: 6
Any specific requirements: Preferably a Surfer and a Flyer.

jdthebud
March 5th, 2011, 05:54 AM
Sammu, take:

Zangoose, Vaporeon, Kangaskhan, Aerodactyl, Ambipom, and Mamoswine.

I am assuming you can hack/trade in Zangoose and Aerodactyl, since Zangoose isn't obtainable in-game until post E4, and Aerodactyl can't be revived until Pewter City. The rest can be obtained normally (Kangaskhan is in the Safari Zone). Lemme know if that works.

Sammuthegreat
March 5th, 2011, 06:07 AM
Sammu, take:

Zangoose, Vaporeon, Kangaskhan, Aerodactyl, Ambipom, and Mamoswine.

I am assuming you can hack/trade in Zangoose and Aerodactyl, since Zangoose isn't obtainable in-game until post E4, and Aerodactyl can't be revived until Pewter City. The rest can be obtained normally (Kangaskhan is in the Safari Zone). Lemme know if that works.

Yeah that's fine, I've got all those Pokemon already on my main HG game, I'll just breed them and trade them across at Lv.1.

Could I be a pain though and ask that you change two of the Normal-types? I don't mind which two, but I actually meant to specify I'd like a variety of types in my sign-up form...

Hermione Granger
March 5th, 2011, 06:30 AM
Small update:

Welp, Poochyena evolved whilst in Dewford. I beat Brawly using Beautifly. I used Stun Spore on his Makuhita...he used Reversal but I survived. xD
Anyways, I reached Slateport and renamed my Pokemon. Mightyena is now Beasthound and Beautifly is now named Florence. Such nice names. xD
Currently in Mauville right now, readying for Wattson. This GYM is going to be hard especially having only 2 Pokemon. Bets for how many restarts I'm going to do is now open. ;)

Hacki101
March 5th, 2011, 07:32 AM
I'm not stopping my other one but i want to do this on my new copy of Pokemon White as well :D

Player: Hacki
Game: White
Number Required: 6
Specifications: None

Pokemon that got away:

Snivy
Patrat
Munna
Pidove
Roggenrola
Woobat
Blitzle
Audino
Timburr
Throh/Sawk
Cottonee
Basulin
Darumaka
Marcatus
Yamask
Tirtouga
Archen
Trubbish
Zoroark(I have the Liberty Pass)
Minccino
Solosis
Ducklett
Vanillite
Deerling
Emolga
Foongus
Karrablast
Frillish
Alomomola
Ferroseed
Tynamo
Elgyem
Litwick
Cubchoo
Cryogonal
Shelmet
STunfisk
Druddigon
Pawniard
Golett
Bouffalant
Rufflet
Heatmor
Deino
Larvesta


I have already done Bug Monotype and a random playthrough!

Mistyblu
March 5th, 2011, 02:23 PM
Hacki101 take a

Bouffalant
Ducklett
Trubbish
Foongus
Patrat
Roggenrola

Hacki101
March 5th, 2011, 02:48 PM
Hacki101 take a

Bouffalant
Ducklett
Trubbish
Foongus
Patrat
Roggenrola

Umm could you change one of the normal types for another pokemon please- i dont really want 2 of them. thank you

KoboraX
March 5th, 2011, 02:59 PM
Blissy's The Ones Who Got Away Challenge! - Silver Version!
Chapter 5: Buggin' Out.

Slowpoketail?!?! It's edible?!? Okay.....a guy is eating a Slowpoketail, and he's selling me one for OVER 9000!!!!! dollers. Screw that! I heal up, then it's time for Union Cave.

Ok.......Union Cave. Luckily, Flash isn't required to get through Union Cave. Now...I still have Spooky up front since it'll take a while for him to evolve. Now...not much to say. Two floor cave...really short. A few trainers...really.....not much. Well...a few items, but still, not much.

Finally free! Now...what's going on in Azalea Town? Gasp! Team Rocket!? But...why? How? Didn't Red own them all back in Kanto three years ago? Something isn't right...so I'm going to the gym. Wait one second...THEY blocked off the gym!?!?!? That's it! They're dead meat! Well, might as well enter an anonymous house where a guy named Kurt lived. Apparently, Team Rocket is back in buisiness. Only one place to go.....to the Slowpoke Well!

Kurt...all I can say is...YOU FAIL! He fell down the well, and hurt his back. Looks like I'm on my own. But...Team Rocket has their own awesome battle music!

This concludes this chapter of my The Ones Who Got Away Challenge.
Blissy's Squad:

http://archives.bulbagarden.net/media/upload/2/29/Spr_2s_152.png
Petal (Chikorita) Lv. 14
Moves: Tackle, Growl, Razor Leaf, Reflect
http://archives.bulbagarden.net/media/upload/f/f5/Spr_2s_161.png
Furry (Sentret) Lv. 11
Moves: Tackle, Defense Curl, Mud-Slap, Quick Attack
http://archives.bulbagarden.net/media/upload/2/2d/Spr_2s_092.png
Spooky (Gastly) Lv. 9
Moves: Lick, Hypnosis, Spite
http://archives.bulbagarden.net/media/upload/a/ac/Spr_2s_179.png
Shiek (Mareep) Lv. 10
Moves: Tackle, Growl, Thundershock

Badges Obtained:
http://archives.bulbagarden.net/media/upload/4/4a/Zephyr_Badge.png

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Hermione Granger
March 6th, 2011, 02:26 AM
Zeffy's Update #2
Technically its #3 but idc that much. xD

I'm too lazy to say what I have done recently, so I'm just going to show you my team. Oh and yeah, I've defeated Wattson and captured a Slugma. Currently in front of Flannery's GYM, worrying. ;)

And now...THE TEAM!

http://i605.photobucket.com/albums/tt134/UltimaZelfier/PokemonEmerald_01-3.png?t=1299407000

Ignore the egg and the slave. xD

Anyways, now to team thoughts.

Siegfried...well, he's not that great but he's coming to it. I can't wait for him to evolve already.

Florence is, by far, the MVP of the team. Once he learns Silver Wind, I wonder if anyone can stop him. xD

Beasthound is great. Not as great as Florence but you get the point. If only I had other options other than Bite. Maybe I should teach it Secret Power.

Mistyblu
March 6th, 2011, 02:46 AM
Oh oops forgot Bouffalant was normal haha

Instead of Bouffalant take a Yamask instead

Sammuthegreat
March 6th, 2011, 06:31 AM
Sorry guys, can I ask someone to give me my last 3 Pokemon? jdthebud gave me 6 but that included 3 Normal-types; I was hoping for a bit more variety in types. So far I have:

Vaporeon
Abomasnow
Aerodactyl

Could you please pick one out of:

Zangoose
Kangaskhan
Ambipom

...then pick me 2 more from the below list? I don't mind which as long as they're not duplicate types of any of the above...

List of Pokemon that got away: (Be warned, it's a huge list)
Charizard
Venusaur
Bastiodon
Ariados
Altaria
Crawdaunt
Sceptile
Blastoise
Leafeon
Lapras
Lopunny
Lucario
Ursaring
Togekiss
Porygon-Z
Jolteon
Flareon
Umbreon
Glaceon
Espeon
Electivire
Absol
Gliscor
Shiftry
Scizor
Froslass
Slowking
Nidoqueen
Houndoom
Milotic
Drifblim
Chimecho
Hippowdon
Hitmonchan
Drapion
Sandslash
Tyranitar
Floatzel
Yanmega
Rapidash
Hitmonlee
Hitmontop
Primeape
Pidgeot
Machamp
Gengar
Gastrodon
Starmie
Rampardos
Cradily
Armaldo
Kabutops
Exeggutor
Kingdra
Ninetales
Skuntank
Venomoth
Muk
Golduck
Breloom
Poliwrath
Politoed
Azumarill
Kingler
Raichu
Magnezone
Swellow
Skarmory
Lickilicky
Forretress
Stantler
Tauros



Thanks again...

jdthebud
March 6th, 2011, 06:49 AM
Sorry guys, can I ask someone to give me my last 3 Pokemon? jdthebud gave me 6 but that included 3 Normal-types; I was hoping for a bit more variety in types. So far I have:

Vaporeon
Abomasnow
Aerodactyl

Could you please pick one out of:

Zangoose
Kangaskhan
Ambipom

...then pick me 2 more from the below list? I don't mind which as long as they're not duplicate types of any of the above...

List of Pokemon that got away: (Be warned, it's a huge list)
Charizard
Venusaur
Bastiodon
Ariados
Altaria
Crawdaunt
Sceptile
Blastoise
Leafeon
Lapras
Lopunny
Lucario
Ursaring
Togekiss
Porygon-Z
Jolteon
Flareon
Umbreon
Glaceon
Espeon
Electivire
Absol
Gliscor
Shiftry
Scizor
Froslass
Slowking
Nidoqueen
Houndoom
Milotic
Drifblim
Chimecho
Hippowdon
Hitmonchan
Drapion
Sandslash
Tyranitar
Floatzel
Yanmega
Rapidash
Hitmonlee
Hitmontop
Primeape
Pidgeot
Machamp
Gengar
Gastrodon
Starmie
Rampardos
Cradily
Armaldo
Kabutops
Exeggutor
Kingdra
Ninetales
Skuntank
Venomoth
Muk
Golduck
Breloom
Poliwrath
Politoed
Azumarill
Kingler
Raichu
Magnezone
Swellow
Skarmory
Lickilicky
Forretress
Stantler
Tauros



Thanks again...
Sorry, I'll give you Kangaskhan and Forretress and Absol.

Sammuthegreat
March 6th, 2011, 07:34 AM
Thanks man, sorry to be a pain. Also I realise you actually chose Mamoswine for me rather than Abomasnow, that was just a typo. So my team is the following:

http://www.pokemonelite2000.com/sprites/bw/134.pnghttp://www.pokemonelite2000.com/sprites/bw/142.pnghttp://www.pokemonelite2000.com/sprites/bw/473.pnghttp://www.pokemonelite2000.com/sprites/bw/115.pnghttp://www.pokemonelite2000.com/sprites/bw/359.pnghttp://www.pokemonelite2000.com/sprites/bw/205.png

Looks like an awesome team. I've just started my first run on Black but I'll start the Challenge asap.

KoboraX
March 6th, 2011, 09:54 AM
Blissy's The Ones Who Got Away Challenge! - Silver Version!
Chapter 6: Bugs...I hate you.

Azalea Gym...home to the dreaded Bug type. Ok...a lot of fails on my run through the gym...mostly poisoned pokemon, but...gotta live with it. I had to go heal multiple times, but now...time to own Bugsy...which is what I would say if my entire team got owned...twice.

Ok........training and buying healing items time. I head for Ilex Forest to train...but I run into the jerk, Deyrell. He challenges me to another battle. I had Spooky take down Gastly alone, and let Shiek own Zubat. His last pokemon was a Quilava. I was suprised, so I sent out Furry. After a little while, Furry was beaten, so Petal finished the job.

Ok...the Ilex Forest. Some guy lost a Farfetch'd since it's too overleveled for him. Looks like Blissy is on the job...I guess. It runs from me for no good reason. Cheap. Oh well, might as well stalk it until it gets back to it's owner and gets me the Cut HM.

After some training, Shiek evolved at last. Well...time to go back to the hell they call a gym. Bugsy...not as easy as I thought. His first two pokemon were a piece of cake with Shiek, but Scyther was a slight challenge. I simply smammed Thundershock with Shiek until he died. Furry had to come out, and finish the job, giving me the Hive Badge...plus, Furry evolved.

This concludes this chapter of my The Ones Who Got Away Challenge.
Blissy's Squad:

http://archives.bulbagarden.net/media/upload/c/c9/Spr_2s_153.png
Petal (Bayleef) Lv. 17
Moves: Tackle, Growl, Razor Leaf, Reflect
http://archives.bulbagarden.net/media/upload/5/5e/Spr_2s_162.png
Furry (Furret) Lv. 15
Moves: Cut, Defense Curl, Mud-Slap, Quick Attack
http://archives.bulbagarden.net/media/upload/2/2d/Spr_2s_092.png
Spooky (Gastly) Lv. 14
Moves: Lick, Hypnosis, Spite, Mean Look
http://archives.bulbagarden.net/media/upload/c/c3/Spr_2s_180.png
Shiek (Flaaffy) Lv. 15
Moves: Tackle, Growl, Thundershock

Badges Obtained

http://mmii.info/icons/lightspeeddash/pokemon_badges-zephyrBadge.gifhttp://mmii.info/icons/Webscar/pokemon_badges-hiveBadge.gif

-Cygnus-
March 6th, 2011, 03:42 PM
Yay for another update! It's been a few weeks, so I'm sure there's a lot I have to catch up on, but here goes...


The last update ended in front of the Fallabor Pokecenter, and as you can imagine, a lot happened since then. I ran around and did a lot of grinding, and even though I saw many on my training before Meteor Falls, I decided on not catching a Seviper. The bit about the fluctuating group kind of scared me off, as I am the type of person that does not like to have to grind all the time (though I do, nonetheless). Meteor Falls and Team Aqua were both fairly easy. I think that the battle with the Team's boss is definately the hardest battle up to that point in any playthrough... It might be the level jump.

After that, I had to do some grinding for Flannery... Seel's horrible movepool meant that I was going to once again have to rely on Tauros as my fallback Pokemon. And because of that, the gym was cake. I think Torkal was the only 'mon that gave me any troubles. I also spent a lot of time grinding in the desert, getting everyone up to level 30 for Norman (who can be a pain if you make one false move). I didn't pick a fossil yet, I still need to see which one I have on Ruby (gonna give the pokedex a go for gen III).

Norman... Well, I expected it to be ten times harder than it actually was. The trainers all fell from one fire punch and ember from Magmar, and he wasn't used at all in the gym battle. Seel was, as usual, worthless. Icy Wind did about a sixteenth of the HP bar, and he died in three facades from Vigoroth. Xatu was also very weak in the battle, she was my second casualty. Future Sight helped out a lot, and Wish carried over to help Tauros get the finishing blow (surprise surprise). After the battle, I decided to take a different route to get to where I needed to go- up through Rustboro. I ended up in Route 115 (really a cool area on that isolated semi-island. Anyone know where I'm talking about?) and decided to call it good there.

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http://www.smogon.com/download/sprites/rs/178.png
Xatu- Lvl 31 (Female)
Adamant Nature
Peck, Wish, Night Shade, Future Sight
- Wow. How the evolution helped this one. Natu was a good Pokemon, albiet weak, but her two new moves at level 30 and the evolution changed her amazingly. Even though I'm very early into this Pokemon, I can start to see what it's good for: delayed fighting. Wish and Future Sight are a great combo; I can see Xatu's playstyle as one that stresses combos and waiting an attack out, not just 5th gear brute force. I really need to ditch peck, but I will just most likely wait it out for fly. Thoughts on moveset?

http://www.smogon.com/download/sprites/rs/86.png
Seel- Lvl 30 (Female)
Careful Nature
Headbutt, Rest, Surf, Aurora Beam
- I hate to always be knocking this one, but I just can't help it. Hopefully with surf added to its repitiore, it will start to be a better force, but as of now, I've got nothing new to say.

http://www.smogon.com/download/sprites/rs/128.png
Tauros- Level 30 (Male)
Careful Nature
Tackle, Tail Whip, Pursuit, Horn Atttack
- His poor movepool is really the only downside. Tackle and Pursuit are worthless now, Tail Whip has its uses (here's looking at you, Slaking), and Horn Attack is really the only move I use. Would return be a good bet for this guy? I'm desperately waiting for him to learn some new moves and I may just have to resort to TM's if they all suck... I haven't checked his level-up list yet, though.

http://www.smogon.com/download/sprites/rs/126.png
Magmar- Level 32 (Male)
Rash Nature
Ember, Sunny Day, Fire Punch, Smog
- :) Well, my first impressions of Magmar, here goes... Excellent. Special Attacking power is wonderful, especially with the nature. He's a lot quicker than I expected, and I can tell he's brimming with potential. I want to use him as a special attacker mainly, but I need a good non-fire move to replace the terrible smog... Brick Break? My main concern (that hasn't surfaced yet) would be his defensive stats. I've never used a Magmar before, so I'm not sure how well it takes a hit. But hell, with how it's been doing so far, I may not have to worry about that :)



Alright, so that was my first real update in a while, a couple questions for those reading this: Thoughts on movepool for Xatu? And the tragic Seel? Should I skip the painful water routes entirely? :P

Hermione Granger
March 7th, 2011, 12:35 AM
Yay for another update! It's been a few weeks, so I'm sure there's a lot I have to catch up on, but here goes...


The last update ended in front of the Fallabor Pokecenter, and as you can imagine, a lot happened since then. I ran around and did a lot of grinding, and even though I saw many on my training before Meteor Falls, I decided on not catching a Seviper. The bit about the fluctuating group kind of scared me off, as I am the type of person that does not like to have to grind all the time (though I do, nonetheless). Meteor Falls and Team Aqua were both fairly easy. I think that the battle with the Team's boss is definately the hardest battle up to that point in any playthrough... It might be the level jump.

After that, I had to do some grinding for Flannery... Seel's horrible movepool meant that I was going to once again have to rely on Tauros as my fallback Pokemon. And because of that, the gym was cake. I think Torkal was the only 'mon that gave me any troubles. I also spent a lot of time grinding in the desert, getting everyone up to level 30 for Norman (who can be a pain if you make one false move). I didn't pick a fossil yet, I still need to see which one I have on Ruby (gonna give the pokedex a go for gen III).

Norman... Well, I expected it to be ten times harder than it actually was. The trainers all fell from one fire punch and ember from Magmar, and he wasn't used at all in the gym battle. Seel was, as usual, worthless. Icy Wind did about a sixteenth of the HP bar, and he died in three facades from Vigoroth. Xatu was also very weak in the battle, she was my second casualty. Future Sight helped out a lot, and Wish carried over to help Tauros get the finishing blow (surprise surprise). After the battle, I decided to take a different route to get to where I needed to go- up through Rustboro. I ended up in Route 115 (really a cool area on that isolated semi-island. Anyone know where I'm talking about?) and decided to call it good there.

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http://www.smogon.com/download/sprites/rs/178.png
Xatu- Lvl 31 (Female)
Adamant Nature
Peck, Wish, Night Shade, Future Sight
- Wow. How the evolution helped this one. Natu was a good Pokemon, albiet weak, but her two new moves at level 30 and the evolution changed her amazingly. Even though I'm very early into this Pokemon, I can start to see what it's good for: delayed fighting. Wish and Future Sight are a great combo; I can see Xatu's playstyle as one that stresses combos and waiting an attack out, not just 5th gear brute force. I really need to ditch peck, but I will just most likely wait it out for fly. Thoughts on moveset?

http://www.smogon.com/download/sprites/rs/86.png
Seel- Lvl 30 (Female)
Careful Nature
Headbutt, Rest, Surf, Aurora Beam
- I hate to always be knocking this one, but I just can't help it. Hopefully with surf added to its repitiore, it will start to be a better force, but as of now, I've got nothing new to say.

http://www.smogon.com/download/sprites/rs/128.png
Tauros- Level 30 (Male)
Careful Nature
Tackle, Tail Whip, Pursuit, Horn Atttack
- His poor movepool is really the only downside. Tackle and Pursuit are worthless now, Tail Whip has its uses (here's looking at you, Slaking), and Horn Attack is really the only move I use. Would return be a good bet for this guy? I'm desperately waiting for him to learn some new moves and I may just have to resort to TM's if they all suck... I haven't checked his level-up list yet, though.

http://www.smogon.com/download/sprites/rs/126.png
Magmar- Level 32 (Male)
Rash Nature
Ember, Sunny Day, Fire Punch, Smog
- :) Well, my first impressions of Magmar, here goes... Excellent. Special Attacking power is wonderful, especially with the nature. He's a lot quicker than I expected, and I can tell he's brimming with potential. I want to use him as a special attacker mainly, but I need a good non-fire move to replace the terrible smog... Brick Break? My main concern (that hasn't surfaced yet) would be his defensive stats. I've never used a Magmar before, so I'm not sure how well it takes a hit. But hell, with how it's been doing so far, I may not have to worry about that :)



Alright, so that was my first real update in a while, a couple questions for those reading this: Thoughts on movepool for Xatu? And the tragic Seel? Should I skip the painful water routes entirely? :P

Xatu? In my opinion, Xatu should always have Wish and Confuse Ray, then again that's just me. I'd advice these moves for Xatu: Shadow Ball, Psychic, Wish and Aerial Ace/Fly/Confuse Ray. I'd suggest Fly since its useful. Or you could go with Calm Mind for more power. :D

Sammuthegreat
March 7th, 2011, 02:29 AM
I'd definitely make sure Xatu has Shadow Ball given its nature; Shadow Ball is a Physical move in Gen III, for which my Banette is eternally grateful. Calm Mind would also be a pretty good idea, but forcing it into being a mixed attacker might not work with its unfortunate nature. I'd suggest something like:

Shadow Ball
Wish
Fly
Confuse Ray/Psychic (possibly)

EDIT: Just looked at Bulbapedia, after the Adamant 10% Sp.Atk loss and 10% Atk gain, Xatu's Attack base stat is 83 and his Sp.Atk base stat is 85. In that case, running a mixed attacking set would work quite nicely; unfortunately it means you have too many good moves to fit into one set. I'd consider replacing Wish with Psychic and mayyyybe Confuse Ray with Calm Mind; something like this:

Shadow Ball
Psychic
Fly
Confuse Ray/Calm Mind

If you get rid of Confuse Ray, you can always get it on your Magmar at Lv.49.

As for Magmar... his Attack Base Stat is only 5 below his Special Attack Base Stat, and (like most Fire Pokemon) he's all about offence over defence; Brick Break would be an excellent idea on him. Sadly he doesn't get Thunderpunch unless you breed for it or get it via Move Tutor, so that's a no-go. He has a fairly limited Physical movepool; other options would be Return, Iron Tail or Hyper Beam (still Physical in Gen III). Something like:

Flamethrower
Brick Break
Return/Strength
Confuse Ray/Toxic

I'd suggest not running a Sunny Day set on Magmar; not only does he not learn Solarbeam, but it also hampers Seel's attacking power even further when it's in effect.

Seel is a tricky one. When it evolves it will be a really good wall given its high defences; I hadn't actually noticed its nature until now, which is unfortunate to say the least given that in-game you don't need defences as much as you need attack power. It will improve as a Dewgong, but it'll never hit as hard as your other Pokemon. Load it up with powerful moves like Ice Beam and Surf, though, and it should be able to hold its own. It'll be incredibly useful against the Dragon-type E4 member too... Other options would be Protect/Toxic/Safeguard for ultra-walling. Return's always an option too, as an alternative to Special Attacking, although Dewgong's Special moves are much less limited than its Physical ones (which is why his nature is so unfortunate). Something like this might work:

Surf
Ice Beam
Safeguard
Return/Toxic/Attract (if it's a female Dewgong)/Protect (in that order, for me)

Tauros is probably your best (only?) candidate for Earthquake when you finally find the TM just before Kyogre/Groudon, especially as he doesn't get Zen Headbutt by level-up until Gen IV. A good replacement for Horn Attack would be Thrash (lv.43) or, as you suggested, Return (especially considering he probably likes you quite a lot by now). Return's obviously the better bet if his happiness is high, because it'll hit harder and without the confusion drawback. Another option would be Strength, which you'll be needing before long, and you can always finish off his moveset with Toxic and Rest. Iron Tail's a less appealing alternative; the accuracy annoys me, and it doesn't do anything Earthquake/Return don't between them. Something like the following might work:

Earthquake
Return/Strength/Thrash
Toxic
Rest

I hope I'm right in remembering that you can get more than one TM27 (Return) in Sapphire, otherwise these movesets don't work too well...

KoboraX
March 8th, 2011, 08:13 PM
Blissy's The Ones Who Got Away Challenge! - Silver Version!
Chapter 8: Mostly Ghostly Part 1.

Onward to Ecruteak City! Well...there's that unusual tree in the way, so it must DAI! Might as well get the Squirtbottle (It sounds very wrong...), then go kill it. A guy had me bring a Spearow over to some dude, but it's for later. A few trainers, no Yanma, so I guess I'll go kill the tree.

A tree that hates water can only mean.....Sudowoodo! A Level 20 Sudowoodo! IT SHALL DAI! So...it was killed. *insert a ton of swears words here after owning Sudowoodo*. I claim my reward, and go to bring the Spearow to that guy. He gave me TM50, and I continue heading to Ecruteak City.

Ecruteak...Two Towers...and Kimono Girls? I gotta see this. Hmmm...they each have 1 Eeveelution as of Gen 2. Well, they all got owned, and I got HM03, Surf. But...before I go to the gym, I wanna head to the Burned Tower to find a certain jerk I hate with a passion. Oh look, it's Deyrell again. Greaaaaat. Fine. I'll battle him...again. Well...he got tougher. I still owned him. Anyway, gonna save and heal, then go to Ecruteak Gym.

To be continued.....

Next time on The Ones Who Got Away Challenge...Ecruteak Gym.

This concludes this chapter of my The Ones Who Got Away Challenge.
Blissy's Troops:

http://archives.bulbagarden.net/media/upload/c/c9/Spr_2s_153.png
Petal (Bayleef) Lv. 21
Moves: Tackle, Poisonpowder (I forgot about it since it was rarely used), Razor Leaf, Reflect
http://archives.bulbagarden.net/media/upload/5/5e/Spr_2s_162.png
Furry (Furret) Lv. 20
Moves: Cut, Surf, Mud-Slap, Fire Punch
http://archives.bulbagarden.net/media/upload/2/2d/Spr_2s_092.png
Spooky (Gastly) Lv. 16
Moves: Lick, Hypnosis, Curse, Nightmare
http://archives.bulbagarden.net/media/upload/c/c3/Spr_2s_180.png
Shiek (Flaaffy) Lv. 19
Moves: Tackle, Thunder Wave, Thundershock, Thunderpunch

Badges Obtained

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Magikarplvl.98
March 9th, 2011, 12:46 PM
So I finally beat the Elite 4 at 2:00am (my time) so let me try to abb. this as much as possible.

Sidney- He was second easist on my path though the Elite 4 i used Seaking and Weezing only having a little problem with Shiftry as it had extrasenory but other than that easy.

Phoebe- Hah! this was the most fun and easiest for me to beat out of the Elite 4. Chainchomp came in early and beat down the weak Dusclops. The second got beat by continous flinching caused by Crobat. Then Weezing came out against Sableye and dominated it (I'm still confused on why or how but I'm complaining). Finished it of with a injured but not weak Chainchomp.

Glacia- hate her. I don't care who you are but Glacia is as hard as Steven for the team I had. BUT this is where Wobbafett came out and destroyed the whole team the only problem being it was very injured by the second spheal so I sent Weezing out thinking it would be easy because of Shock Wave and I was wrong. So sent out Castform as a sac lamb to heal Wobb before I finished off the last 2.

Drake- Suprisingly easy beacause my hero Wobbafett Mirror Coated EVERYTHING back. when it was to weak from the attacks I sent it back and sac lambed people to heal it.

Steven same story as Drake I got to him once before and got killed by Metagrosse's Meteor Mash. So this time I was ready and it was never used. Thus walked off in to the sunset knowing that I beat the Elite 4 thanks to Wobbafett.

Seaking lvl.50
Horn Attack
Surf
Waterfall
Horndrill
Good Pokemon but I should of traded over a higher level one or trade egg over earlier because it was just a HM slave but could of have great promise.
Castform lvl.50(Lax incense)
Fire Blast
Weather Ball
Sunny Day
Hail
Came in much to late to do anything to spectactular.
Zoobat lvl.50(Blackglasses)
Poison Fang
Fly
Bite
Confuse Ray
Crobat just didn't live up to my spectations
Weezing lvl.54
Sludge
Shock Wave
Explosion
Destiny Bond
Not bad for what I expected as he was able to knock out some of Sidneys pokemon but that was about it
Whynot?(Wobbafett) lvl. 59
Counter
Mirror Coat
Encore
Destiny Bond
I thought he was useless because Dark and Ghost didn't even feel Physic attacks but instead he was my most valuable asset for taking out the last three people.
ChainChomp(Mawile) lvl.62
Faint Attack
Fake Tears
Brick Break
Rock Tomb
He was the best pokemon in my team and was my favorite out of the team and I didn't notice that he was steel until after I caught him.
Overall an average team and good for a half random group.

Hermione Granger
March 10th, 2011, 04:36 AM
Just a small nitpick update of sorts. I have just evolved my Feebas after all those days looking and making Pokeblock. xD

Expect a big update in a few days. :D

Sammuthegreat
March 10th, 2011, 08:49 AM
Just a small nitpick update of sorts. I have just evolved my Feebas after all those days looking and making Pokeblock. xD

Expect a big update in a few days. :D

Haha! Well done. Assuming it was me who assigned you a Milotic (I'm assuming it probably was) then I apologise for giving you such an unobtainable Pokemon, but hopefully it'll be worth the trouble :)

Hermione Granger
March 11th, 2011, 03:12 AM
Haha! Well done. Assuming it was me who assigned you a Milotic (I'm assuming it probably was) then I apologise for giving you such an unobtainable Pokemon, but hopefully it'll be worth the trouble :)
Don't worry, it wasn't you. And yes, obtaining Milotic is really worth the trouble. I mean, its already pwning with only Surf as its main attack. xD

Rizzy
March 11th, 2011, 08:18 AM
Name: Rizzy... in the game I always call myself Ray (real name)
Game: Pokemon Ruby
List of Pokemon that got away:
Lickitung
Jynx
Cloyster
Kingler
Hitmonlee
Hitmonchan
Rhydon
Chansey
Mr. Mime
Kanghaskan
Seadra
Pinsir
Any Eevelution (before Umbreon and 4th generation ones)
Granbull
Delibird
Miltank
Shiftry
Number required: 5, I will need one space for a HM Slave as I go.
Any specific requirements: None.

KoboraX
March 11th, 2011, 10:08 PM
Blissy's The Ones Who Got Away Challenge! - Silver Version!
Chapter 8: Mostly Ghostly Part 1.

Onward to Ecruteak City! Well...there's that unusual tree in the way, so it must DAI! Might as well get the Squirtbottle (It sounds very wrong...), then go kill it. A guy had me bring a Spearow over to some dude, but it's for later. A few trainers, no Yanma, so I guess I'll go kill the tree.

A tree that hates water can only mean.....Sudowoodo! A Level 20 Sudowoodo! IT SHALL DAI! So...it was killed. *insert a ton of swears words here after owning Sudowoodo*. I claim my reward, and go to bring the Spearow to that guy. He gave me TM50, and I continue heading to Ecruteak City.

Ecruteak...Two Towers...and Kimono Girls? I gotta see this. Hmmm...they each have 1 Eeveelution as of Gen 2. Well, they all got owned, and I got HM03, Surf. But...before I go to the gym, I wanna head to the Burned Tower to find a certain jerk I hate with a passion. Oh look, it's Deyrell again. Greaaaaat. Fine. I'll battle him...again. Well...he got tougher. I still owned him. Anyway, gonna save and heal, then go to Ecruteak Gym.

To be continued.....

Next time on The Ones Who Got Away Challenge...Ecruteak Gym.

This concludes this chapter of my The Ones Who Got Away Challenge.
Blissy's Troops:

http://archives.bulbagarden.net/media/upload/c/c9/Spr_2s_153.png
Petal (Bayleef) Lv. 21
Moves: Tackle, Poisonpowder (I forgot about it since it was rarely used), Razor Leaf, Reflect
http://archives.bulbagarden.net/media/upload/5/5e/Spr_2s_162.png
Furry (Furret) Lv. 20
Moves: Cut, Surf, Mud-Slap, Fire Punch
http://archives.bulbagarden.net/media/upload/2/2d/Spr_2s_092.png
Spooky (Gastly) Lv. 16
Moves: Lick, Hypnosis, Curse, Nightmare
http://archives.bulbagarden.net/media/upload/c/c3/Spr_2s_180.png
Shiek (Flaaffy) Lv. 19
Moves: Tackle, Thunder Wave, Thundershock, Thunderpunch

Badges Obtained

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Hermione Granger
March 12th, 2011, 02:44 AM
Name: Rizzy... in the game I always call myself Ray (real name)
Game: Pokemon Ruby
List of Pokemon that got away:
Lickitung
Jynx
Cloyster
Kingler
Hitmonlee
Hitmonchan
Rhydon
Chansey
Mr. Mime
Kanghaskan
Seadra
Pinsir
Any Eevelution (before Umbreon and 4th generation ones)
Granbull
Delibird
Miltank
Shiftry
Number required: 5, I will need one space for a HM Slave as I go.
Any specific requirements: None.

You get Shiftry, Vaporeon, Hitmonchan, Granbull and Mr. Mime. :D

KoboraX
March 12th, 2011, 05:18 PM
Blissy's The Ones Who Got Away Challenge! - Silver Version!
Chapter 9: Mostly Ghostly Part 2.
Previously...

Onward to Ecruteak City! Well...there's that unusual tree in the way, so it must DAI! Might as well get the Squirtbottle (It sounds very wrong...), then go kill it. A guy had me bring a Spearow over to some dude, but it's for later. A few trainers, no Yanma, so I guess I'll go kill the tree.

A tree that hates water can only mean.....Sudowoodo! A Level 20 Sudowoodo! IT SHALL DAI! So...it was killed. *insert a ton of swears words here after owning Sudowoodo*. I claim my reward, and go to bring the Spearow to that guy. He gave me TM50, and I continue heading to Ecruteak City.

Ecruteak...Two Towers...and Kimono Girls? I gotta see this. Hmmm...they each have 1 Eeveelution as of Gen 2. Well, they all got owned, and I got HM03, Surf. But...before I go to the gym, I wanna head to the Burned Tower to find a certain jerk I hate with a passion. Oh look, it's Deyrell again. Greaaaaat. Fine. I'll battle him...again. Well...he got tougher. I still owned him. Anyway, gonna save and heal, then go to Ecruteak Gym.

Ok...Ecruteak Gym time. Spooky and Furry are really gonna get some major experience from this. Looks like Spooky and Furry will be my strongest party members when this is over. With only four battles...piece of cake. Gastlys and Haunters everywhere, but they all die the same. Now...it's Morty's turn! Well...he was really a little tough. His Gengar...simply had to chip away at it. Other than that...easy.

This concludes this chapter of my The Ones Who Got Away Challenge.
Blissy's Troops:

http://archives.bulbagarden.net/media/upload/c/c9/Spr_2s_153.png
Petal (Bayleef) Lv. 21
Moves: Tackle, Poisonpowder (I forgot about it since it was rarely used), Razor Leaf, Reflect
http://archives.bulbagarden.net/media/upload/5/5e/Spr_2s_162.png
Furry (Furret) Lv. 22
Moves: Cut, Surf, Mud-Slap, Fire Punch
http://archives.bulbagarden.net/media/upload/2/2d/Spr_2s_092.png
Spooky (Gastly) Lv. 21
Moves: Lick, Hypnosis, Curse, Nightmare
http://archives.bulbagarden.net/media/upload/c/c3/Spr_2s_180.png
Shiek (Flaaffy) Lv. 19
Moves: Tackle, Thunder Wave, Thundershock, Thunderpunch

Badges Obtained

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Rizzy
March 13th, 2011, 01:43 AM
- That sounds like fun. Okay I started.
- Actually yesterday I was pumped and I started yesterday so I picked Treecko. I beat May with Treecko because I could not capture any Pokemon before that. Then bored as hell I grind with Treecko in the tall grass until he leveled up to level 16 and of course evolved to Grovyle.
- I hacked every pokemon that Zeffy picked. (PS: I captured them on they first evolution stage)

http://i51.tinypic.com/1z5orwi.jpg

- I spended every pokeball in order capture these three. I cant buy no more pokeballs by now; I just have 130 ;_;.
- I'll play with them until I have enough money (probably before the first gym) and then capture the other two.
- Taken in consideration that the Water Stone only can be found after knowing Dive, I'll hack one too, but I'll use it when Eevee evolves to level 16.

- I rescued that Devon worker and earn a Great Ball.
- After getting out of the Petalburg Woods I tought on using the Great Ball to capture a Hitmonchan, but it didnt work. I bought with my money 10 more Pokeballs. And I caught him, after throwing a lot of pokeballs at him.
Hitmonchan level 5; male.

- I took my time grinding a little bit and Seedot finally evolved into Nuzleaf.
http://i51.tinypic.com/4r52mv.jpg

> Note so far about raising the pokemons:
- Snubull is easy to raise, the easier one, his tackle is strong and have good defense.

- Eevee seems weaker than the other two, and his tackle is not so strong.

- Seedot is kind of hard to raise because he only has Bide at start, and he has good defense. But three turns to attack just make it hard.

- Hitmonchan, so far so good, has two very good moves and seems easy to raise, altough I will need more time to see.

- I got Cut.
http://i56.tinypic.com/23jfodl.jpg

- I defeat Roxanne and everyone in the gym with Hitmonchan all alone.
http://i52.tinypic.com/2rentoy.jpg

- I rescued Devon Goods and Peeko defeating Team Magma's Rookie.
http://i56.tinypic.com/vwsc2e.jpg

- Before leaving I caught a Mr. Mime with a regular pokeball. Level 4, male. He only knew Barrier so I have to put him in first then change him for other Pokemon. The good thing is that he learned Confusion at level 5.
Easy to raise so far.
- Mr Mime also is a Psychique type so he was useful on the second gym. He defeat everyone with Confusion.
http://i53.tinypic.com/zm05xt.jpg

- Delivered the Letter to Steven.
- Beat everyone down the beach.
- Delivered Devon Goods after defeating Team Magma's members.
- Did the Trick Master Challenge.
http://i52.tinypic.com/11ucl54.jpg

- Defeated May.
http://i55.tinypic.com/6r4hea.jpg

- Some screenshots of Mauville City.
http://i53.tinypic.com/29xjkzn.jpghttp://i55.tinypic.com/dnf521.jpg

- Lame Wally got owned.
http://i54.tinypic.com/2h6t6oj.jpg
- Also the gym leader.
http://i55.tinypic.com/oqx8y1.jpg

Note: So far Hitmonchan looks pretty damn good.

- Taught Rock Smash to Grovyle.
- Naughty girl alert.
http://i51.tinypic.com/4ht65h.jpg

- In my way to Route 113 Snubbull evolved. Yay.
http://i56.tinypic.com/2lk89dh.jpg

- I kept going and then defeated Team Magma on Mt. Chimney.
http://i54.tinypic.com/opbt6c.jpg

- Eevee was in level 21, so I evolved her into Vaporeon before going into the Lavaridge Gym. The bad news is that she didnt know any water type move and I didnt have any Water Type Move TM.
http://i52.tinypic.com/n2evtf.jpg

- Believing that Vaporeon learned Water Gun at level 31 also, started grinding, then I noticed that he learned it at level 31 on a RBY game.
Still keep on grinding with Granbull noticing how easy it was and how many exp points he had.
- Then I defeated Flammery (second try).
http://i55.tinypic.com/2ildmr6.jpg
PS: Granbull was the only one that could beat Torkoal. And I didnt get to use Hitmonchan.

- So I beat my father; who I can express how many low expectation he has for me -take that-.
- And in my first try.
http://i52.tinypic.com/358sc9l.jpg
PS: Mr Mime was the last man standing.

- So I surfed (With Vaporeon) from Route 104 to Slateport.
- In the way I stop at every little island and used my Item Finder. I found a Heart Scale, yay. Also an Iron, Protein, Stardust, another Heart Scale, all the things from the wrecked ship, another Heart Scale
PS: Granbull renew my love for Tackle.

- Wattson gave me the Key to New Mauville and turned the thing off.
- Saved the Weather Institute from the Magmas.
- Then defeated May and obtained Fly.
http://i54.tinypic.com/2wretsj.jpg

- Found a Rare Candy on Route 120.
- Since I taught her Surf, Vaporeon is no longer the weakest link on the team. But Nuzleaf took the spot.
- Obtained Devon Scope.
- Then defeated the Gym Leader.
http://i55.tinypic.com/mcbrj5.jpg

- Walk all the way to Lilycove and first of all defeat May who keep talking me down; everyone talks me down. I'm the one that beats everyone, becomes Champion and saves the day of furious legendaries pokemon, jesus.
http://i52.tinypic.com/2gvpr2a.jpg

- I went to that Pokemon Graveyard and stopped Maxie's plans again. Also I obtained the Red Orb. And I found a Rare Candy.
- Taught Giga Drain to Nuzleaf.
- I took the route of Route 118 to Mauville surfing, to Route 103 to Oldale surfing too, just to visit my good ol mom. She gave me an Amulet Coin.
- Then I figure that now I needed a Fly Slave. So I decided that I didnt want a Pidgey or a Tailow or a Wingull. So I choose a Delibird, yep I hack him, whatever, she is not gonna battle or anything, she is level 2, female and remaining that way. It would be amusing seen her when I use Fly.
http://i56.tinypic.com/30be9au.jpg
I just needed to put an image for doing another paragraph.

- So finally Maxie got away with his and stole the submarine.
- Went to his base, took a Master Ball. And defeated the admin in charge. But it was too late.
- I surfed to Mossdeep City (using Max Repel this time), obtained Dive and Super Rod.
- Then defeated the leaders at my first try.
http://i53.tinypic.com/1z1a1aa.jpg

- Now I needed a water pokemon to teach Dive, then Waterfall, and Surf probably. Spheal.
- I went to Shoal Cave and caught a LV32 female Spheal.
http://i55.tinypic.com/x4f3ev.jpg

- Apparently I will need Spheal for Dive but also Grovyle because I need Rock Smash and Strenght.
- I left Granbull at the PC.
- Maxie thinks that the third is the charm. So wrong.
http://i54.tinypic.com/14ctjcl.jpg

- Everyone tells me to stay away of the mess that Maxie made. But I'm still going for it.
- I found an HM, I think is Waterfall.
- Now onto Groudon, I failed the first two times trying to catch him with normal pokeballs (Super, Ultra). And at the third try, I accidentally defeated with Vaporeon, oh well.
- Now the gym, the only guy in my team that has an advantage agains Ice Type pokemon is Hitmonchan (he just keeps getting better). They were water, still Hitmonchan defeated them.
- I defeated the leader at the first time. But, Vaporeon was the last pokemon standing.
Note: Nuzleaz is still the weakest link.
http://i56.tinypic.com/5bwy75.jpg

- Now the Elite Four, my pokemon are not that great, I didnt over defeat the first trainer in Victory Road and we struggled with the final gym leader. So I'm gonna spend all the time I can grinding everyone in Victory Road at the start or rematch trainers. Then I will do the next update.

KoboraX
March 13th, 2011, 10:05 AM
Blissy's The Ones Who Got Away Challenge! - Silver Version!
Chapter 10: Cianwood City across the damned sea.


With four badges...I'm halfway done with Johto. I sneak past every trainer, and make it to Olivine City, but Deyrell tells me the gym leader isn't there, so it's time to check Glitter Lighthouse. Since it has awesome music, I like it already. Some trainers, but they don't matter. Jasmine wants me to go to Cianwood City...across the sea. Fine. I'll go...but I won't like it.

Well...before going, I got HM06, then headed for the sea. Not much here...some trainers, some wild pokemon, but that's it. Now...Cianwood City. Time to get the medicene from the pharmacy. But...there's a couple of things I wanna do before leaving. First, I get a Shuckle from some guy, then I head for Cianwood Gym. Damn...this gym is tough! Healing after every battle, it's no fun at all. Well...Chuck is gonna get it now. Well...he was a challenge. Poliwrath raped most of my team. Petal was owned, Shiek was owned, Spooky was owned, but...it was Shuckie that survived a Surf, and let Spooky's Curse, and Shiek's Thunder Wave do all of the work for him, giving me the Storm Badge. Now...back to Olivine.

After listening to Glitter Lighthouse's awesome music, I reached the top, and gave Jasmine the Secretpotion. It cured the Ampharos, so she'll return to the gym. She uses Steel types, so I have Furry up front since he has Fire Punch, a Steel type's worst enemy. Thing is...I lost to her since my entire party is underleveled, so I head back to Golderod to buy some TMs and healing items...I'll need them. Well, this time, Spooky killed Steelix with the whole Nightmare and Curse combo, with the help of Shiek and Furry for chipping away at it with Fire Punch, giving me the Mineral Badge.

This concludes this chapter of my The Ones Who Got Away Challenge.
Blissy's Army:

http://archives.bulbagarden.net/media/upload/c/c9/Spr_2s_153.png
Petal (Bayleef) Lv. 22
Moves: Headbutt, Poisonpowder, Razor Leaf, Reflect
http://archives.bulbagarden.net/media/upload/5/5e/Spr_2s_162.png
Furry (Furret) Lv. 22
Moves: Cut, Surf, Mud-Slap, Fire Punch (Will be replaced by Ice Punch later)
http://archives.bulbagarden.net/media/upload/2/2d/Spr_2s_092.png
Spooky (Gastly) Lv. 24
Moves: Shadow Ball, Hypnosis, Curse, Nightmare
http://archives.bulbagarden.net/media/upload/c/c3/Spr_2s_180.png
Shiek (Flaaffy) Lv. 24
Moves: Fire Punch, Thunder Wave, Thundershock, Thunderpunch
http://archives.bulbagarden.net/media/upload/0/02/Spr_2s_213.png
Shuckie (Shuckle) Lv. 22
Moves: Constrict, Strength, Wrap, Encore

Badges Obtained

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Sammuthegreat
March 14th, 2011, 04:02 AM
Belatedly added Rizzy to the Challengers list. Keep the updates coming guys!

-Cygnus-
March 14th, 2011, 04:14 PM
Well a small update before my next massive one. I've started to play the file again, after a breif hiatus to do the event... I finished all the water routes, so that painful part is out of the way :D and I believe levels are Xatu @ 34, Tauros @ 34, Magmar @ 33, Seel @ 31. I believe I will post the next update after I either beat my rival in Lilycove or Winona

KoboraX
March 16th, 2011, 01:18 PM
Blissy's The Ones Who Got Away Challenge! - Silver Version!
Chapter 11: Team Rocket's 'rockin - Part 1 (They'll take a few parts)


My team is underleveled...well, I trained them up a bit. Spooky evolved at last, so now it's time to move on. I just have a feeling that Team Rocket is close.....really close. Meh, I'll just ignore it...but I have the strangest feeling that I'm gonna have to deal with Team Rocket even more. I guess it's just my imagination. Onward to the next town. Mahogany, eh? A suspicious building as well. I should check out the Lake of Rage. Oh great...more Team Rocket guys. I had a bad feeling about them. They steal money now...so they get rich. Well.....I should catch it. But........I killed it. Whoops. But...who's that reading a sign? Holy sweet zombie jesus! It's Lance! He's looking for Team Rocket, so he's investigating. I guess that suspicious building is where they're hiding.

To be continued...

Next time...the suspicious building in Mahogany Town. What the hell is inside it?



This concludes this chapter of my The Ones Who Got Away Challenge.

Blissy's Army:

http://archives.bulbagarden.net/media/upload/c/c9/Spr_2s_153.png
Petal (Bayleef) Lv. 25
Moves: Headbutt, Poisonpowder, Razor Leaf, Synthesis
http://archives.bulbagarden.net/media/upload/5/5e/Spr_2s_162.png
Furry (Furret) Lv. 22
Moves: Cut, Surf, Mud-Slap, Fire Punch
http://archives.bulbagarden.net/media/upload/a/a7/Spr_2s_093.png
Spooky (Haunter) Lv. 26
Moves: Shadow Ball, Hypnosis, Curse, Nightmare
http://archives.bulbagarden.net/media/upload/c/c3/Spr_2s_180.png
Shiek (Flaaffy) Lv. 25
Moves: Fire Punch, Thunder Wave, Thundershock, Thunderpunch
http://archives.bulbagarden.net/media/upload/0/02/Spr_2s_213.png
Shuckie (Shuckle) Lv. 22
Moves: Constrict, Strength, Wrap, Encore

Badges Obtained

http://mmii.info/icons/lightspeeddash/pokemon_badges-zephyrBadge.gifhttp://mmii.info/icons/Webscar/pokemon_badges-hiveBadge.gifhttp://archives.bulbagarden.net/media/upload/thumb/a/a7/Plain_Badge_.png/70px_Plain_Badge.pnghttp://archives.bulbagarden.net/media/upload/thumb/a/a7/Plain_Badge.png/70px-Plain_Badge.pnghttp://archives.bulbagarden.net/media/upload/4/48/Fog_Badge.pnghttp://archives.bulbagarden.net/media/upload/b/b9/Storm_Badge.pnghttp://archives.bulbagarden.net/media/upload/7/7b/Mineral_Badge.png

-Cygnus-
March 16th, 2011, 02:05 PM
Update time! It's been a while since I played the file, but I believe I had just beaten Norman...


Where to start... Well first of all, after Norman's defeat, I decided to go up to Route 115 (north of Rustboro) and train there for a bit. It is the only place for Jiggz after all... I do like the northern part of that route though, I think I'll make my secret base there once I decide to do so in Emerald (gonna mix records so I can train versus the other team :P go secret bases!). I did get bored quickly there, though, so I decided to just get the damn water routes over and done with.

In reality, there weren't that bad. I reckon it took me 45m-1hr, but I think the EXP in the end was worth it. I am very glad that I had seven repels from various things, because about 4 were put to good use. Tauros shined on these routes, as did Xatu, but as you could probably guess, Magmar and Seel were worthless. Nevertheless, I made it to Slateport with higher levels and stronger Pokemon under my belt.

Next came New Mauville. I used my remaining repels to ward off the electric types there, got the thunderstone at the end, and got out of there. I'm usually jumping with joy when I get thunderbolt, but I don't think it would work on any of my Pokemon... Magmar has the highest special attack stat, but thunderbolt's main purpose would be to deal with water types, and he's already quite weak to water due to his typing and nature. Besides, I think between Tauros and Xatu, the water gym and Glacia shouldn't be too big of a deal.

Route 119 has always been the crowning achievment of R/S/E (amirite?). Even though it's long and can be tough, I enjoy going through it. I beat the mimic circle (it wasn't hell trying to catch 'em this time!), and collected a few berries... Oh wait. Seel evolved :P My team is now fully evolved, and Dewgong not only gained STAB for ice beam (yesh I taught it that) but a massive SPDEF bonus. I think I've found my wall! The rest of the route went predictably; beat the trainers, found some goodies, looked for Feebas. When I got to the weather institue, I believe my team was all lvl 35, so I had no problems in taking out Team Aqua's goons. I stole Castform's mystic water for Dewgong, then crushed my rival before heading to Fortree.

Winona was easy. With Dewgong's newly acquired ice beam, the leader's usually dreaded Altaria was out in one fell swoop. Magmar took care of Skarmory, and Tauros easily stomped (or should I say "returned") Pelliper and Swellow. The prize TM I am considering teaching to Xatu... Fly is nice and all, but Aerial Ace has more PP, doesn't take two turns (even though that is Xatu's theme), and never misses. I did hold off however, and am waiting for the community's input before I make a final decision :)

Up next will be the final battle with May, and hopefully badge #7.

-----

http://www.smogon.com/download/sprites/rs/178.png
Xatu- Lvl 37 (Female)
Adamant Nature
Peck, Wish, Night Shade, Future Sight
- No changes in moveset on this one. Unfourtunately, I'm starting to see Xatu lose some of its power as time goes on, mainly in Defense. Though I wouldn't go as far as to say it's the new Seel, the downward curve in battle performance has been deabilitating to my team. I think the main problem is not the Pokemon; it's my battle style. Xatu is not a tank. It's defense is relatively poor, and has low HP. As such, moves that take multiple turns to take effect (Wish, Future Sight) don't suit this Pokemon well. Future Sight is fun to play around with, but I can't wait until it learns psychic. Also, fellow TOTGA challengers: Fly or Aerial Ace to replace peck? My thoughts are stated in the above update.

http://www.smogon.com/download/sprites/rs/87.png
Dewgong- Lvl 36 (Female)
Careful Nature
Headbutt, Rest, Surf, Ice Beam
- :) :) :) :) :) :) :) It's not sucking as bad! Amazing what an evolution can do... Yeah. Once that icy blue seal evolved into an icy blue manatee, I knew that things would start to get better. It has the best HP out of all others on my team, and by far the best SPDEF. Even though Ice Beam doesn't K.O. all flying types, I'm glad it has something to bring to the team now. I almost deleted Rest for Sheer Cold at lvl 34, but decided against it... Even though Sheer Cold=Badassery, Rest will be more practical when it comes to those super-tough battles. And besides, there's no way I'm training it above lvl 58 to OHKO Metagross.

http://www.smogon.com/download/sprites/rs/128.png
Tauros- Level 37 (Male)
Careful Nature
Return, Tail Whip, Rest, Horn Atttack
- If there's anything new I have to say about Tauros is that he's acting less like an uber and more like a very very strong Pokemon. Return is simply killing everthing it comes into contact with, and even though I deleted Pursuit for Rest (nothing's really worse than pursuit on this guy), I'm debating about getting rid of that one too. Tauros is just dominating so much that I don't see it going into the red or even yellow HP's. I suppose I will keep it for the time being, but as soon as something better comes along, I may just get rid of it.

http://www.smogon.com/download/sprites/rs/126.png
Magmar- Level 36 (Male)
Rash Nature
Ember, Sunny Day, Fire Punch, Strength
- There's probably a tie for MVP between Magmar and Tauros at the moment. Tauros is an indestructible speedy monster, but Magmar is just too good against half the Pokemon in this game. I think it's special attack is 96 at the moment, so the second highest stat on the team (Tauros wins with 100 speed), even beating out Tauros' 90 attack stat. I'm waiting for a new move to replace Sunny Day and Ember, SD for sure has to go. I will check the level up moves for him and see if anything worth learning shows up, but as of now... No complaints here :)



There ya have it folks. If anyone's reading, please don't hesitate to give movepool suggestions for the Pokemon in the update. Right now, my biggest quandary is whether to teach Earthquake to Tauros or Magmar.

Blissy, I love how you have 7 badges and a bunch of level 20's :P

Sammuthegreat
March 17th, 2011, 03:59 AM
Nice update -Cygnus-.

Regarding Aerial Ace, yes it's a better move than Fly because over 2 turns it can do 120BP worth of damage, whereas Fly only does 90 and occasionally misses. It's completely a judgement call though; occasionally you may come across a 'mon that Fly would OHKO whereas one Aerial Ace will leave it in the red, leading to an annoying Full Restore from the opponent trainer... But most of the time I'd suggest Aerial Ace. Fly is a good move in-game, as AI trainers don't tend to counter it with stat boosts or healing in the free turn. But Aerial Ace is better all round, and as you only have 4 team Pokemon, I don't see why you couldn't just stick it on an HM slave.

As for Earthquake... Correct me if I'm wrong but I'm pretty sure Magmar doesn't get EQ in Gen III, if at all. If you're really concerned about giving Magmar a move to cover his weakness to Rock Pokemon, give him Brick Break. It's a really good move and it allows Tauros to take Earthquake which will help him against a wider variety of foes - Rock and Steel types he can't do much damage to, and possibly Ghost types he might not hit otherwise. Plus, Tauros can't learn Brick Break.

KoboraX
March 17th, 2011, 11:28 AM
Blissy's The Ones Who Got Away Challenge! - Silver Version!
Chapter 12: Team Rocket's 'rockin - Part 2 (Will edit)



Ok...back to Mahogany, where the sispisous building is where those wierd guys are. Let's go inside the place. Looks like Lance is interigating them already. The signal is coming from the wierd building! Let's destroy Team Rocket! Hmmm...Persian statues. Looks like they're secret alarms to bring out Team Rocket grunts. Fine. I guess two grunts appear per alarm, so I can battle these guys for training. This...is gonna take a while.


A while later...

Done! Furry's poisoned, but he'll need to rough it out...for now.




This concludes this chapter of my The Ones Who Got Away Challenge.
Blissy's Army:


http://archives.bulbagarden.net/media/upload/c/c9/Spr_2s_153.png
Petal (Bayleef) Lv. 25
Moves: Headbutt, Poisonpowder, Razor Leaf, Synthesis
http://archives.bulbagarden.net/media/upload/5/5e/Spr_2s_162.png
Furry (Furret) Lv. 22
Moves: Cut, Surf, Mud-Slap, Fire Punch


http://archives.bulbagarden.net/media/upload/a/a7/Spr_2s_093.png
Spooky (Haunter) Lv. 26
Moves: Shadow Ball, Hypnosis, Curse, Nightmare
http://archives.bulbagarden.net/media/upload/c/c3/Spr_2s_180.png
Shiek (Flaaffy) Lv. 25
Moves: Fire Punch, Thunder Wave, Thundershock, Thunderpunch
http://archives.bulbagarden.net/media/upload/0/02/Spr_2s_213.png
Shuckie (Shuckle) Lv. 22
Moves: Constrict, Strength, Wrap, Encore

Badges Obtained


http://mmii.info/icons/lightspeeddash/pokemon_badges-zephyrBadge.gifhttp://mmii.info/icons/Webscar/pokemon_badges-hiveBadge.gifhttp://archives.bulbagarden.net/media/upload/thumb/a/a7/Plain_Badge.png/70px-Plain_Badge.pnghttp://archives.bulbagarden.net/media/upload/4/48/Fog_Badge.pnghttp://archives.bulbagarden.net/media/upload/b/b9/Storm_Badge.pnghttp://archives.bulbagarden.net/media/upload/7/7b/Mineral_Badge.png

-Cygnus-
March 17th, 2011, 04:29 PM
Nice update -Cygnus-.

Regarding Aerial Ace, yes it's a better move than Fly because over 2 turns it can do 120BP worth of damage, whereas Fly only does 90 and occasionally misses. It's completely a judgement call though; occasionally you may come across a 'mon that Fly would OHKO whereas one Aerial Ace will leave it in the red, leading to an annoying Full Restore from the opponent trainer... But most of the time I'd suggest Aerial Ace. Fly is a good move in-game, as AI trainers don't tend to counter it with stat boosts or healing in the free turn. But Aerial Ace is better all round, and as you only have 4 team Pokemon, I don't see why you couldn't just stick it on an HM slave.

As for Earthquake... Correct me if I'm wrong but I'm pretty sure Magmar doesn't get EQ in Gen III, if at all. If you're really concerned about giving Magmar a move to cover his weakness to Rock Pokemon, give him Brick Break. It's a really good move and it allows Tauros to take Earthquake which will help him against a wider variety of foes - Rock and Steel types he can't do much damage to, and possibly Ghost types he might not hit otherwise. Plus, Tauros can't learn Brick Break.

Oops haha Magmar doesn't learn it >_< Yeah, I believe I get brick break in Sootopolis? EQ is definately going on Tauros then, as he has the best ATK by far. I also think that I'll keep Fly on my Hm-Slave Tropius, and stick with Aerial Ace for Xatu. Peck is realllly lame. Thanks for the help!

KoboraX
March 17th, 2011, 04:50 PM
Update time! It's been a while since I played the file, but I believe I had just beaten Norman...


Where to start... Well first of all, after Norman's defeat, I decided to go up to Route 115 (north of Rustboro) and train there for a bit. It is the only place for Jiggz after all... I do like the northern part of that route though, I think I'll make my secret base there once I decide to do so in Emerald (gonna mix records so I can train versus the other team :P go secret bases!). I did get bored quickly there, though, so I decided to just get the damn water routes over and done with.

In reality, there weren't that bad. I reckon it took me 45m-1hr, but I think the EXP in the end was worth it. I am very glad that I had seven repels from various things, because about 4 were put to good use. Tauros shined on these routes, as did Xatu, but as you could probably guess, Magmar and Seel were worthless. Nevertheless, I made it to Slateport with higher levels and stronger Pokemon under my belt.

Next came New Mauville. I used my remaining repels to ward off the electric types there, got the thunderstone at the end, and got out of there. I'm usually jumping with joy when I get thunderbolt, but I don't think it would work on any of my Pokemon... Magmar has the highest special attack stat, but thunderbolt's main purpose would be to deal with water types, and he's already quite weak to water due to his typing and nature. Besides, I think between Tauros and Xatu, the water gym and Glacia shouldn't be too big of a deal.

Route 119 has always been the crowning achievment of R/S/E (amirite?). Even though it's long and can be tough, I enjoy going through it. I beat the mimic circle (it wasn't hell trying to catch 'em this time!), and collected a few berries... Oh wait. Seel evolved :P My team is now fully evolved, and Dewgong not only gained STAB for ice beam (yesh I taught it that) but a massive SPDEF bonus. I think I've found my wall! The rest of the route went predictably; beat the trainers, found some goodies, looked for Feebas. When I got to the weather institue, I believe my team was all lvl 35, so I had no problems in taking out Team Aqua's goons. I stole Castform's mystic water for Dewgong, then crushed my rival before heading to Fortree.

Winona was easy. With Dewgong's newly acquired ice beam, the leader's usually dreaded Altaria was out in one fell swoop. Magmar took care of Skarmory, and Tauros easily stomped (or should I say "returned") Pelliper and Swellow. The prize TM I am considering teaching to Xatu... Fly is nice and all, but Aerial Ace has more PP, doesn't take two turns (even though that is Xatu's theme), and never misses. I did hold off however, and am waiting for the community's input before I make a final decision :)

Up next will be the final battle with May, and hopefully badge #7.

-----

http://www.smogon.com/download/sprites/rs/178.png
Xatu- Lvl 37 (Female)
Adamant Nature
Peck, Wish, Night Shade, Future Sight
- No changes in moveset on this one. Unfourtunately, I'm starting to see Xatu lose some of its power as time goes on, mainly in Defense. Though I wouldn't go as far as to say it's the new Seel, the downward curve in battle performance has been deabilitating to my team. I think the main problem is not the Pokemon; it's my battle style. Xatu is not a tank. It's defense is relatively poor, and has low HP. As such, moves that take multiple turns to take effect (Wish, Future Sight) don't suit this Pokemon well. Future Sight is fun to play around with, but I can't wait until it learns psychic. Also, fellow TOTGA challengers: Fly or Aerial Ace to replace peck? My thoughts are stated in the above update.

http://www.smogon.com/download/sprites/rs/87.png
Dewgong- Lvl 36 (Female)
Careful Nature
Headbutt, Rest, Surf, Ice Beam
- :) :) :) :) :) :) :) It's not sucking as bad! Amazing what an evolution can do... Yeah. Once that icy blue seal evolved into an icy blue manatee, I knew that things would start to get better. It has the best HP out of all others on my team, and by far the best SPDEF. Even though Ice Beam doesn't K.O. all flying types, I'm glad it has something to bring to the team now. I almost deleted Rest for Sheer Cold at lvl 34, but decided against it... Even though Sheer Cold=Badassery, Rest will be more practical when it comes to those super-tough battles. And besides, there's no way I'm training it above lvl 58 to OHKO Metagross.

http://www.smogon.com/download/sprites/rs/128.png
Tauros- Level 37 (Male)
Careful Nature
Return, Tail Whip, Rest, Horn Atttack
- If there's anything new I have to say about Tauros is that he's acting less like an uber and more like a very very strong Pokemon. Return is simply killing everthing it comes into contact with, and even though I deleted Pursuit for Rest (nothing's really worse than pursuit on this guy), I'm debating about getting rid of that one too. Tauros is just dominating so much that I don't see it going into the red or even yellow HP's. I suppose I will keep it for the time being, but as soon as something better comes along, I may just get rid of it.

http://www.smogon.com/download/sprites/rs/126.png
Magmar- Level 36 (Male)
Rash Nature
Ember, Sunny Day, Fire Punch, Strength
- There's probably a tie for MVP between Magmar and Tauros at the moment. Tauros is an indestructible speedy monster, but Magmar is just too good against half the Pokemon in this game. I think it's special attack is 96 at the moment, so the second highest stat on the team (Tauros wins with 100 speed), even beating out Tauros' 90 attack stat. I'm waiting for a new move to replace Sunny Day and Ember, SD for sure has to go. I will check the level up moves for him and see if anything worth learning shows up, but as of now... No complaints here :)



There ya have it folks. If anyone's reading, please don't hesitate to give movepool suggestions for the Pokemon in the update. Right now, my biggest quandary is whether to teach Earthquake to Tauros or Magmar.

Blissy, I love how you have 7 badges and a bunch of level 20's :P
........I get lucky. I somehow beat the gym leaders while underleveled.

I hope that answered your question.

-Cygnus-
March 21st, 2011, 09:43 AM
This thread needs some love! I believe that this will be my third to last update. I've gotten all eight badges and am gearing up for victory road.


After Fortree gym, I realized that there is a massive level gap in between Winona's strongest Pokemon, and the Pokemon in the next Gym- a full nine levels I believe! Unfourtunately, that's going to mean a lot of grinding in between the gyms, and not many places to do it at. Either way, I trudged on through Route 120. I think that the whole area around Fortree has got to be the most beautiful out of any Pokemon game. The designers really went all out with the different types of grass, the rain, and the clever lakes and rock formations. Route 120 also has that horrible trainer... You know... The Cooltrainer... With the Milotic O_o I'm sure I'm not the only one that is completley blindsided by that battle, as that easily is the hardest of the normal trainer battles in any game. I'm surprised that I beat her actually, because I completley forgot about her existance until I ran into her.

If this wasn't a challenge, I might spend more time seeing the sights and smelling the flowers and getting involved with all the bells & whistles that is Lilycove... Perhaps the next time I play through gen III, I'll take it at a much more casual pace; do all the contests, the safari zone, and even grow a berry patch. But for now, all Lilycove held was a superstore and a jumping off point to continue my quest. I easily dispatched May (I really wish that rivals in gen III got the final form of their starters), and stocked up on goodies before heading out to Mount Pyre. Once there, I got all of the items and took care of Team Aqua. I almost caught a Shuppet/Duskull because I have never used them haven't been too useful in my experiences (with the exception of Gengar, I guess).

Mossdeep is a cool-looking island I guess, but when I got there, all I could think about was how I have a team of level 40's and the gym leaders have 42's. Even so, I was quite surprised about how fast the battle went. Dewgong used Surf, Magmar used Flamethrower, rinse and repeat a few times, and it was done. But my biggest gripe about the 7th badge in general is that the leaders don't give hardly any experience. I think its like a total of 2560 split in between your two Pokemon? I could get that spending 10 minutes with a super-rod and a batch of Wailmer.

Fast forwarding again to Kyogre... I really got to see Tauros' strength here: Return took almost HALF of Kyogre's HP with one hit. That is incredible, and he was only level 42 I believe- truly a strong Pokemon. I was hoping for a modest or even brave Kyogre, but after finally catching it, I didn't really care what it's nature was (Quiet). I was kind of expecting a pink one to pop up one of these times :P not sure why... Then Sootopolis gym finished out my quest to get eight badges. Wallace is a pretty cool leader, and surprisingly, his Milotic didn't cause me nearly as many problems as the aforementioned cooltrainer. After a quick bit of grinding to get them all to the same level, I saved my game in front of Victory Road, ready and waiting for the final test...

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http://www.smogon.com/download/sprites/rs/178.png
Xatu- Lvl 44 (Female)
Adamant Nature
Aerial Ace, Wish, Night Shade, Future Sight
- This thing as the level-up move frequency of an uber, and the stats of an UU. I shouldn't be too hard on her, I suppose... The type coverage is probably one of the better ones, taking out bug, grass, and fighting types that my other Poke's would struggle with. I think Psychic is attainable in Victory Road, but I don't think I'll need it depending on when Xatu learns it... Either Confuse Ray or Psychic is at level 50. I really want Psychic just because Future Sight doesn't actually count as a psychic-type attack >_< And does anyone know which stat Future Sight calls on when attacking? Does it use Xatu's SPATK, or the SPATK of whatever Pokemon happens to be out at the time the attack hits?

http://www.smogon.com/download/sprites/rs/87.png
Dewgong- Lvl 44 (Female)
Careful Nature
Take Down, Rest, Surf, Ice Beam
- I think you're looking at Dewgong's final moveset. I can't think of many other moves I want it to learn, seeing as though it needs one move that uses its attack stat. Dewgong really hasn't been useful since Tate & Liza, but I hope it will get some more love in Victory Road. I'm very happy that it's turned around so much from that pathetic Seel, even if its SPATK is the lowest of its stats. I expect Dewgong to do very well in the Elite Four, especially versus Drake. I've also noticed that as the levels go up, it's tanking ability steadily increases.

http://www.smogon.com/download/sprites/rs/128.png
Tauros- Level 44 (Male)
Careful Nature
Return, Earthquake, Rest, Horn Atttack
- I skipped out on Thrash and kept Horn Attack mainly because of the greater PP, and because I'm not sure how many berries I have that deal with confusion. As evidenced by the Kyogre battle, this thing is just ruthlessly strong. Return is my go to move for whenever I'm in a pinch, and hasn't failed me yet. As far as the moveset goes... Maybe replacing Rest with something else (haven't used it once), but other than that, I think all this guy needs is levels.

http://www.smogon.com/download/sprites/rs/126.png
Magmar- Level 44 (Male)
Rash Nature
Brick Break, Flamethrower, Fire Punch, Strength
- Mah special-attacking guru. This thing has got stellar sweeping power and a movepool to boot. He was surprisingly useful for the 7th badge- Solrock's sunny day worked against the psychic duo's team once I got fire punch going. That is actually the only move I'm thinking of replacing- should I? I am not sure what I'd switch it with, but I think two 15PP strong fire moves is enough. I'll have to check my E4 coverage again, but I can't think of too many moves that I'm missing out on.



Well, my next update will be VR, the final team, and then my quest against the elite four as the last update in this challenge :) Once again, movepool suggestions if you like, but I think what I really need it higher levels. Thanks for reading!

Sammuthegreat
March 21st, 2011, 01:11 PM
Glad to see an update -Cygnus- :)

If I remember correctly, the Psychic TM is in Mauville City... I may be wrong about that buy I think that's where Mr. Psychic's house it. Next to the Pokemon Centre methinks...

As for movesets, I think you've pretty much got everything covered. I'd suggest giving one of your Pokemon Safeguard though, as I mentioned via PM, and Toxic's always a useful move, but I think you'll be fine with a few extra levels on each Poke.

KoboraX
March 21st, 2011, 03:49 PM
Blissy's The Ones Who Got Away Challenge! - Silver Version!
Chapter 13: Team Rocket's 'rockin - Part 3 (Will edit)



Ok...we now require two passwords. Looks like it's interigation time. Onward to ownage! Ok...after owning a Team Rocket Grunt, he gave me the 1st password.....Raticate Tail. Weird, but I guess I'll roll with it Anyway, I just need 1 more password, and I know who knows it. Now...after owning a female grunt, she gave me the second password...Slowpoketail. Now...time to own the boss! Before going to own the boss, Deyrell showed up to tell me he got owned by Lance. Now...the boss is an executive, but he sucks. A Murkrow tells me the last password...Hail Giovinni!




To Be Continued!


This concludes this chapter of my The Ones Who Got Away Challenge.
Blissy's Army:


http://archives.bulbagarden.net/media/upload/c/c9/Spr_2s_153.png
Petal (Bayleef) Lv. 27
Moves: Headbutt, Poisonpowder, Razor Leaf, Synthesis
http://archives.bulbagarden.net/media/upload/5/5e/Spr_2s_162.png
Furry (Furret) Lv. 24
Moves: Cut, Surf, Mud-Slap, Fire Punch


http://archives.bulbagarden.net/media/upload/a/a7/Spr_2s_093.png
Spooky (Haunter) Lv. 27
Moves: Shadow Ball, Hypnosis, Curse, Nightmare
http://archives.bulbagarden.net/media/upload/c/c3/Spr_2s_180.png
Shiek (Flaaffy) Lv. 27
Moves: Fire Punch, Thunder Wave, Thundershock, Thunderpunch
http://archives.bulbagarden.net/media/upload/0/02/Spr_2s_213.png
Shuckie (Shuckle) Lv. 22
Moves: Constrict, Strength, Wrap, Encore

Badges Obtained


http://mmii.info/icons/lightspeeddash/pokemon_badges-zephyrBadge.gifhttp://mmii.info/icons/Webscar/pokemon_badges-hiveBadge.gifhttp://archives.bulbagarden.net/media/upload/thumb/a/a7/Plain_Badge.png/70px-Plain_Badge.pnghttp://archives.bulbagarden.net/media/upload/4/48/Fog_Badge.pnghttp://archives.bulbagarden.net/media/upload/b/b9/Storm_Badge.pnghttp://archives.bulbagarden.net/media/upload/7/7b/Mineral_Badge.png

Christopher
March 21st, 2011, 04:09 PM
Name:Gearuvagen
Game:Soul Silver
List of Pokemon that got away:

Beedrill
Raticate
Arbok
Sandslash
Clefable
Persian
Golem
Dodrio
Hypno
Exeggutor
Mr.Mime
Pinsir
Aerodactyl
Meganium
Noctowl
Furret
Ariados
Forretress
Yanmega
Muk
Stantler
Miltank
Lanturn
Ursaring
Torkoal
Lunatone
Solrock
Glalie
Rampardos
Bastiodon
Mothim
Drapion
Toxicroak
Carnivine
Gliscor
Probopass

Number required:5 or 6
Any specific requirements:no not really

KoboraX
March 21st, 2011, 06:29 PM
Gearuvagen, take a

Beedrill
Furret
Meganium
Noctowl
Golem
Yanmega

Sammuthegreat
March 22nd, 2011, 03:05 PM
Added Gearuvagen to the Challengers list. I'm currently breeding my team for my second run on this Challenge, so I'll be starting it pretty soon.

KoboraX
March 22nd, 2011, 05:23 PM
Blissy's The Ones Who Got Away Challenge! - Silver Version!
Chapter 14: Team Rocket's 'rockin - Part 4



A Murkrow tells me the last password...Hail Giovinni! I have a feeling I know where that password goes. Back to the room with that OTHER locked door. Ha! The password worked. Looks like there are six Electrode. This must be the source. Lance appears again...so now he'll "help" me even more. Yay.....basterd. Wait! Rockets! They're haters, so they must DAI! Ok...their hideout is done, but they have bigger plans. I have a feeling I gotta deal with more Team Rocket soon. Oh well, we gotta bust down the weird machine by owning the Electrode. I get the left side of Electrode, so Petal gets some battling in at last. Yay...for real. Ok...they're Level 23...kinda overkill since they might explode. Ok...Petal will own them 1 at a time, so I'll be back.

Three Electrodes get owned later...

...They could explode, but the weird signal is gone, and Lance gave me HM06. Now, at long last, to Mahogany Gym. Ice type gym, eh? Fine. Ice floor...total demons of a gym. Furry getting more battles...mabye. Well...we'll see. The faster Pryce is owned...the better. So...I'll go through until I reach Pryce. Ok...I reached him. He was a royal pain with Seel and Dewgong since they had Rest. Piloswine...was gay, but died, so I got the Glacier Badge. The strange part is that Prof. Elm called me. Something's up with the radio broadcast, and it involves...Team Rocket! Son of a b-

To Be Continued!


This concludes this chapter of my The Ones Who Got Away Challenge.
Blissy's Army:


http://archives.bulbagarden.net/media/upload/c/c9/Spr_2s_153.png
Petal (Bayleef) Lv. 28
Moves: Headbutt, Poisonpowder, Razor Leaf, Synthesis
http://archives.bulbagarden.net/media/upload/5/5e/Spr_2s_162.png
Furry (Furret) Lv. 26
Moves: Cut, Surf, Mud-Slap, Fire Punch


http://archives.bulbagarden.net/media/upload/a/a7/Spr_2s_093.png
Spooky (Haunter) Lv. 27
Moves: Shadow Ball, Hypnosis, Curse, Nightmare
http://archives.bulbagarden.net/media/upload/c/c3/Spr_2s_180.png
Shiek (Flaaffy) Lv. 29
Moves: Fire Punch, Thunder Wave, Thundershock, Thunderpunch
http://archives.bulbagarden.net/media/upload/0/02/Spr_2s_213.png
Shuckie (Shuckle) Lv. 22
Moves: Constrict, Strength, Wrap, Encore

Badges Obtained


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Christopher
March 23rd, 2011, 03:28 PM
First Update:
~Picked Chikorita named Her Rose
~Did the basic Delivery Boy stuff
~Caught a Weedle named her Athena
~Caught a Sentret named him Craig
~Went into Dark Cave and Caught a Geodude named her Berta
~Caught a Hoothoot named it Archie
~Decided to breed a Yanma egg on platinum and trade it over it hatched knowing U-Turn (a pleasant surprise) named him Marshal
~Trained Archie in the sprout tower
~Got Berta to level 13 and pwned Faulkner
~Trained Rose on the in Union Cave until she Evolved
~Saved it here going to finish going through Union Cave training mainly Berta and Archie for Bugsy.

Team:
http://floatzel.net/pokemon/black-white/sprites/images/153.png
Rose .Level-16
-Tackle
-Synthesis
-Razor Leaf
-Poison Powder

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Archie. Level-11
-Tackle
-Peck
-Foresight
-Hypnosis

http://floatzel.net/pokemon/black-white/sprites/images/15.png
Athena. Level-10
-Poison Sting
-String Shot
-Harden
-Fury Attack

http://floatzel.net/pokemon/black-white/sprites/images/74.png
Berta. Level-15
-Tackle
-Defense Curl
-Rock Throw
-Magnitude

http://floatzel.net/pokemon/black-white/sprites/images/161.png
Craig. Level-9
-Scratch
-Quick Attack
-Defense Curl
-Foresight

http://floatzel.net/pokemon/black-white/sprites/images/193.png
Marshal. Level-8
-Tackle
-Foresight
-U-Turn
-Quick Attack

Planning on training a lot before taking on Bugsy.

KoboraX
March 23rd, 2011, 04:19 PM
Blissy's The Ones Who Got Away Challenge! - Silver Version!
Chapter 15: Team Rocket's 'rockin - Part 5



Son of a bullfish! Team Rocket took over the Radio Tower in Goldenrod City. I guess that was their big plan. Well...let's go to the Radio Tower.....again. Team Rocket needs to be owned...again. Looks like they really did do it. They took it over. I need to speak to the manager about this! I'll own every grunt who stands in my way!

A ton of ownage later...

I found the director! Wait, he's a Rocket Executive? He's a fake! They stashed the real one in the Underground Werehouse. I just know that Deyrell is near, though.....very near.

To Be Continued!


This concludes this chapter of my The Ones Who Got Away Challenge.
Blissy's Army:


http://archives.bulbagarden.net/media/upload/c/c9/Spr_2s_153.png
Petal (Bayleef) Lv. 29
Moves: Headbutt, Poisonpowder, Razor Leaf, Synthesis
http://archives.bulbagarden.net/media/upload/5/5e/Spr_2s_162.png
Furry (Furret) Lv. 26
Moves: Cut, Surf, Mud-Slap, Fire Punch

http://archives.bulbagarden.net/media/upload/a/a7/Spr_2s_093.png
Spooky (Haunter) Lv. 30
Moves: Shadow Ball, Hypnosis, Curse, Nightmare
http://archives.bulbagarden.net/media/upload/c/c3/Spr_2s_180.png
Shiek (Flaaffy) Lv. 31
Moves: Fire Punch, Thunder Wave, Thundershock, Thunderpunch
http://archives.bulbagarden.net/media/upload/0/02/Spr_2s_213.png
Shuckie (Shuckle) Lv. 22
Moves: Constrict, Strength, Wrap, Encore

Badges Obtained


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-Cygnus-
March 26th, 2011, 03:28 PM
Well I didn't give the Victory Road a proper update. Oh well. All you need to know is that I got through it :) Oh and... Challenge Complete!! Below is my conquest of the elite four:


Well it was a long road to get there, but I finally arrived at the Pokemon League's gates. After some grinding, I decided that I would stop at level 50 (didn't want to make the E4 too easy). I gave my team some berries for confusion, stocked up on potions, and entered the game's final test...

Sidney
The first member of the E4 followed suit to every other playthrough I've done of R/S/E... He was very easy. Mighteyena was gone in a fire punch or two, Sharpedo was just a joke, the two grass types fell easily, and Absol doesn't have the strength that other "boss" Poke's in the E4 do. I'd say that Magmar stole the show in this battle, and I soon knew that he would become my most important member for the E4.

Phoebe
Surprisingly hard. Dusclops in this game is quite the tank. I knew that it would take a while to finish off her level 51, but I didn't know that it had a very surprisingly strong offensive game. The anti-confusion berries (name?) were helpful in this, as confusion is by far the most irritating status condition, imo. Poor Xatu was easily taken down by a few shadow balls, and Dewgong didn't fare nearly as well as I thought it would. Once again, Magmar helped the most, with it's wonderful special attack and speed. The Banettes were no trouble, and Sableye is just a joke.

Glacia
I don't know how, but Glacia proved to be the hardest to take down. Tauros' return fell a little short here, and even though I thought that Magmar would be able to dent the Sealeo's, he just ended up getting surfed to death. Walerien took almost ten minutes to beat, and in the end I pulled a victory out through a lucky critical hit from Tauros. The levels of the Pokemon were steadily increasing, and my team was struggling to catch up.

Drake
But fortunately, I got a break. Dewgong finally started to shine here, taking out Altaria in one hit, and quickily finishing off Salamence. The Flygons were the toughest part, by far. I had to resort to Tauros to take them out, and was spared Flamethrower and Dig. Dragonbreath pulverized Tauros in a few hits, but I had enough PP for surf to take down both the Flygons without losing my Dewgong. Xatu, once again, didn't see much love.

Steven
Besides Cradilly and Armaldo, Steven wasn't too bad. The champion's leading Pokemon didn't even get an attack in before Magmar's flamethrower turned it into roasted chicken. I guess Steven was mad at me dinner-izing his bird, because he immediately followed it up with Metagross 0_0 I sent Tauros out first (it was a pretty epic confontation), and he Earthquaked Metagross to just the right amount of HP before he died- not to low to trigger a full restore, and not too high so that I can't take it out in one attack. Magmar filled in for Tauros after that, and easily took down the Pokemon I feared most. I personally can't think of any type combos that give a super-effective hit on his two fossils, so I tried my best with Dewgong and the reborn Tauros. Cradilly almost killed Dewgong, but I got off a lucky surf that was enough to take it down. Armaldo was much easier, though he did come within inches of re-killing Tauros. Aggron and Claydol were fairly easy, and before I knew it, I had beated Gen III once again :)


That was kinda short, I know... And probably didn't make any sense. (I is tired!) Stay tuned for my final pseudo-update: an in-depth look at how my team of never used Poke's fared in the foriegn (except Xatu) Hoenn region.

Sammuthegreat
March 26th, 2011, 03:40 PM
The anti-confusion berries (name?)

Persim :)

I personally can't think of any type combos that give a super-effective hit on his two fossils

Armaldo would be hit super-effectively by... um... Steel, Water and... Rock? Rock's neutral against Rock I think, so yeah, those three. As for Cradily... Ice, Bug (I think Bug's neutral against Rock so would super-effective the Grass part of Cradily, same as Ice does), Steel again and Fighting.

Also, isn't Xatu a Gen II Pokemon? So Hoenn is foreign to Xatu as well...

Anyway, that's enough of me being pedantic. Well done on completing the Challenge, I'll add you to the Champions list post-haste. Looking forward to reading your team review!

KoboraX
March 26th, 2011, 05:18 PM
Blissy's The Ones Who Got Away Challenge! - Silver Version!
Chapter 16: Team Rocket's Last Fight. (Will Edit)



I just have a feeling that Deyrell is near.....very near. Anyway...let's go to the undergroud werehouse! But...on the way there, Deyrell showed up. Oh well...he'll get his ownage too. Bring it on!

One Deyrell Ownage Later...

Now...he's done.....for now. But...it's time to save the real director! Onward! Well...there are even Team Rocket Grunts inside the Underground Werehouse. After I owned all of them, I find the director...for real.

To Be Continued!


This concludes this chapter of my The Ones Who Got Away Challenge.
Blissy's Army:


http://archives.bulbagarden.net/media/upload/c/c9/Spr_2s_153.png
Petal (Bayleef) Lv. 29
Moves: Headbutt, Poisonpowder, Razor Leaf, Synthesis
http://archives.bulbagarden.net/media/upload/5/5e/Spr_2s_162.png
Furry (Furret) Lv. 26
Moves: Cut, Surf, Mud-Slap, Fire Punch

http://archives.bulbagarden.net/media/upload/a/a7/Spr_2s_093.png
Spooky (Haunter) Lv. 30
Moves: Shadow Ball, Hypnosis, Curse, Nightmare
http://archives.bulbagarden.net/media/upload/c/c3/Spr_2s_180.png
Shiek (Flaaffy) Lv. 31
Moves: Fire Punch, Thunder Wave, Thundershock, Thunderpunch
http://archives.bulbagarden.net/media/upload/0/02/Spr_2s_213.png
Shuckie (Shuckle) Lv. 22
Moves: Constrict, Strength, Wrap, Encore

Badges Obtained


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Sammuthegreat
March 27th, 2011, 01:25 AM
KoboraX... Are you doing your Challenge on an emulator? Because I think it is possible to trade on an emulator so you could evolve your Haunter if you wanted...

KoboraX
March 27th, 2011, 09:51 AM
KoboraX... Are you doing your Challenge on an emulator? Because I think it is possible to trade on an emulator so you could evolve your Haunter if you wanted...
Nah, I'm using the actual game.

Hacki101
April 2nd, 2011, 12:31 PM
Update for Pokemon White:

Caught a Patrat on Route 1
Defeated Cheren and Bianca
Beat the first gym leader with Patrat's Bide at Lv.14
Caught Roggenrola in Wellspring Cave
Evolved Patrat whilst training for Aloe
Defeated N
Swept Aloe with Roggenrola
Evolved to Boldore in Victini Event :D
Evolved to Gigalith
Destroyed Burgh with Gigalith
Caught Yamask
Caught Trubbish
Many Toxic Spikes/Hex sweeps followed as I raised them two up to Watchog and Gigalith levels
Gigalith beat 4th gym

Then gave up challenge as too much temptation from other Pokemon that needed evolving to complete Pokedex such as Solosis and Tirtouga. Sorry guys :(

Impressions:

Patrat/Watchog: Was better I thought it would be at the start due to stab tackle and bide. After I caught Roggenola it was a nuisance to level as it was so bad. Would not raise again espically as it took too much time to train up, however Super Fang and Hyponsis were good for catching Pokemon. Finished at Lv.27

Roggenola/Boldore/Gigalith: Definite MVP. In a game of such high evolution levels to have such a good Pokemon at Lv.25 like I did makes it a brillant in-game Pokemon that I would recommend to anybody. At one point it was OHKO'ing Pokemon with 1 hit of Rock Blast. Shame it had to carry Watchog as it soon as it became a member of the team as I enjoyed using it. Finished at Lv.31

Yamask: I didnt use it for long but its Hex move can really be quite good. Coupled with Will O Wisp as an early level up move and Trubbish's Toxic Spikes this guy is a bit like a bulky sweeper in game. Would use again if there weren't so many good Pokemon this generation.

Trubbish: I know I have said it but I will say it again, Toxic Spikes is awesome with Hex! A strong moveset aids Trubbish's average stats with an underrated Acid Spray move and Slugde which works well of the opposing Pokemon's -2 Sp.Def. Doubt I would use it again though.

-Cygnus-
April 5th, 2011, 05:57 PM
Update for Pokemon White:

Then gave up challenge as too much temptation from other Pokemon that needed evolving to complete Pokedex such as Solosis and Tirtouga. Sorry guys :(



This makes me sad :( Out of all of the challenges I've done liek 4 this one has got to be my favorite. And no, this post isn't just an unholy bump... Oh! I have epilouge! I'm about to run through the elite four again with my main team, all level 53. I looked at my map and also realized that I've not done Pacifiladog >_< That should be next. I've been thinking about doing this challenge again. Definate Poke's would be Panphy, Girafarig, and Cancea if I do gen III (highly unlikely). I think I'm on a safari zone binge... Oh well.

To everyone reading this: Do this challenge!

Also, Sammu, are you planning on starting your second run anytime soon :)

Sammuthegreat
April 6th, 2011, 01:11 AM
Thanks for the testimonial -Cygnus- :) free advertisement... always a good thing.

I will be starting my second run soon, yes. I made the mistake of getting really involved with my 3rd Nuzlocke run in the meantime, and between that and general life responsibilities (who knew getting a law traineeship would be so dang hard) it's taken a while to get going. The Pokemon are all bred and ready to go, just waiting for me to trade them across to a new SS file - it's just a matter of waiting till I finish my current Nuzlocke, because running two challenges at once is more than my poor brain can handle. I am currently training for the E4 in that challenge though, so hopefully it won't be too long.

Don't worry though, I've not forgotten! I removed Hacki101 from the Challengers list (shame - come back and try again soon!) and I look forward to reading your final impressions, -Cygnus-.

Hacki101
April 6th, 2011, 04:13 AM
I am still challenging on Hard Gold though! I have lost to Whitney like 10 times but am getting close to beating her! I just havn't had time to play recently as I have been trying to get a job.

I actually really enjoy this challenge- it deserves more love but I was gonna have to do the evolving for the Pokedex and I am using Pokemon I have never used before I was kind of doing the challenge!

So could I be re-added to the challengers list for Hard Gold?

Sammuthegreat
April 6th, 2011, 04:39 AM
I am still challenging on Hard Gold though! I have lost to Whitney like 10 times but am getting close to beating her! I just havn't had time to play recently as I have been trying to get a job.

I actually really enjoy this challenge- it deserves more love but I was gonna have to do the evolving for the Pokedex and I am using Pokemon I have never used before I was kind of doing the challenge!

So could I be re-added to the challengers list for Hard Gold?

Apologies, I've re-added you. I did wonder why you were updating on White when you were listed on HG...

I like the looks of your new Challenge by the way. Looks nice and tough, kinda like a twisted Nuzlocke. I'll definitely be looking to give it a go at some point.

Clairissa
April 6th, 2011, 05:33 AM
Name: Clair
Game: Platinum
List of Pokemon that got away:
Rapidash
Magmortar
Camerupt
Dewgong
Lapras
Starmie
Ludicolo
Sharpedo
Walrein
Kabutops
Medicham
Toxicroak
Gallade
Skarmory
Gliscor
Abomasnow
Cradily
Skuntank
Drapion
Luxray
Raichu
Electivire
Flygon
Claydol
Mamoswine
Garchomp
Bronzong
Metagross
Altaria
Kingdra
Number required: 6
Any specific requirements: Just a little diversity in types is all.

Mistyblu
April 6th, 2011, 05:52 AM
Clairissa take this team:

Altaria
Kabutops
Claydol
Magmortar
Skunktank
Luxray

Sammuthegreat
April 6th, 2011, 05:55 AM
Name: Clair
Game: Platinum
List of Pokemon that got away:
Rapidash
Magmortar
Camerupt
Dewgong
Lapras
Starmie
Ludicolo
Sharpedo
Walrein
Kabutops
Medicham
Toxicroak
Gallade
Skarmory
Gliscor
Abomasnow
Cradily
Skuntank
Drapion
Luxray
Raichu
Electivire
Flygon
Claydol
Mamoswine
Garchomp
Bronzong
Metagross
Altaria
Kingdra
Number required: 6
Any specific requirements: Just a little diversity in types is all.

Try it with Starmie, Claydol, Camerupt, Altaria, Skuntank and Skarmory. I've added you to the Challengers list, so enjoy!

EDIT: Ninja'd. We both gave you Claydol, Skuntank and Altaria though, so definitely use those three - I'll let you choose 3 from the remaining 6 though, so 3 from Starmie, Luxray, Magmortar, Camerupt, Skarmory and Kabutops.

Clairissa
April 6th, 2011, 06:34 AM
Try it with Starmie, Claydol, Camerupt, Altaria, Skuntank and Skarmory. I've added you to the Challengers list, so enjoy!

EDIT: Ninja'd. We both gave you Claydol, Skuntank and Altaria though, so definitely use those three - I'll let you choose 3 from the remaining 6 though, so 3 from Starmie, Luxray, Magmortar, Camerupt, Skarmory and Kabutops.

Heh, well, guess it'll be Skuntank, Claydol, Altaria, Starmie, Magmortar and Luxray =p

Hacki101
April 6th, 2011, 06:51 AM
Apologies, I've re-added you. I did wonder why you were updating on White when you were listed on HG...

I like the looks of your new Challenge by the way. Looks nice and tough, kinda like a twisted Nuzlocke. I'll definitely be looking to give it a go at some point.

Thank you! It is harder than I thought it would be and it is interesting to see which Pokemon people choose.

Heh, well, guess it'll be Skuntank, Claydol, Altaria, Starmie, Magmortar and Luxray =p

That is a very strong team! Good luck :)

EDIT: I beat Whitney at like the 14th time trying!!

Drifloon sent out against Clefable as he completely walls him and Whitney uses her only Super Potion on it.
Whitney sends out Togetic I send out Spoink.
Spoink uses Confuse ray
Togetic hurt itself in confusion!
I switch in Remoraid as Togetic hurts itself in confusion
Remoraid uses Aurora Beam, Togetic hurts itself in confusion AGAIN :D
Remoraid uses Aurora Beam Togetic survives on about 3 HP. Togetic uses Magical Leaf, Remoraid fainted.
Send in Drifloon for Speed reasons and kills off Togetic.
Keep in Drifloon to lock Miltank into Rollout.
Switch in Cubone, Miltank uses Attract :(
Switch in Drifloon, Miltank uses Body Slam, it doesn't effect Drifloon
Switch in Cubone, Miltank uses Rollout :D (not very effective)
Rollout, Tail Whip
Rollout, Tail Whip
Rollout, Dig (to stop rollout)
Switch in Drifloon, Body Slam
Super Potion Cubone, Attract :)
Switch in Cubone, Rollout
Rollout, Tail Whip x2
Rollout crits :O Cubone faints
Spoink sent in to confuse/fodder, faints
Drifloon sent in to fodder, rollout misses (bad thing as rollout will start again now)
Switch in Teddiursa w. Silk Scarf from Voltorb Flip, Rollout
Rollout, Headbutt FOR THE WIN!!

That concludes a very very hard gym battle which needed the most strategy I have ever needed on Pokemon games :)

Team: (No impressions beacuse I havn't done a lot since last time)
Drifloon Lv 26: Gust, Payback, Astonish, Cut
Cubone Lv 21: Dig, Headbutt, Tail Whip, Focus Energy
Remoraid Lv 21: Bubblebeam, Aurora Beam, Bullet Seed, Psybeam
Spoink Lv. 23: Psybeam, Flash, Confuse Ray, Payback
Teddiursa Lv. 22: Headbutt, Fake Tears, Rock Tomb, Taunt
Numel Lv.21: Earthquake, Ember, Rock Slide, Take Down

Clairissa
April 6th, 2011, 08:53 AM
Ok, first update:
Name: Clair
Rival: Jun
Picked Chimchar as starter (Barry/Jun/Pearl has Empoleon in just about every form of media anyway) and beat him.
Got my pokedex and eventually some pokeballs, and after my 219318th lesson on how to capture pokemon, got some random ones to trade to my other game for some eggs of the rest of my team (once I can trade that is), along with a female Shinx, nicknamed Elesa (I suck at nicknames, but I like Elesa).
Trained my Shinx up to level 10 while on my way to Jubilife, where I get my Poketch and defeat my rival once again.
On my way to Oreburgh, Elesa evolves! Finally able to trade as well! Then I traded over and hatched my eggs, and started the task of grinding them all to level 15... *Phew* took awhile...
Going to take a break... My team is now:
http://i1034.photobucket.com/albums/a428/Clairissaf/Spr_4p_404_f.png
Elesa (Luxio), female, modest, level 15
http://i1034.photobucket.com/albums/a428/Clairissaf/Spr_4p_434.png
Stunky, female, adamant, level 15
http://i1034.photobucket.com/albums/a428/Clairissaf/Spr_4d_343.png
Baltoy, serious, level 15
http://i1034.photobucket.com/albums/a428/Clairissaf/Spr_4p_333.png
Swablu, female, adamant, level 15
http://i1034.photobucket.com/albums/a428/Clairissaf/Spr_4d_120.png
Staryu, modest, level 15
http://i1034.photobucket.com/albums/a428/Clairissaf/Spr_4p_240.png
Magby, female, modest, level 15

If anyone has any nickname ideas, lemme know =o