Hmmm, that's an interesting problem. I see what you mean though. Because it is a solo challenge, I really don't want you fighting Agatha with other Pokemon, since to beat her, you would have to have them leveled to like 50 at least. So, I will allow the following...
Because he can learn the move in later generations, I will allow you to hack in the move Earthquake against Agatha. Sound fair? He learns it for sure in Gen IV, don't know about III.
Problem 2: It isn't the same for every single challenge, but for almost all of the main ones (solos and monotypes included) the endpoint is the second time through the Elite Four (first time you fight Alder or whatever his name is).
Hey a few questions concerning challenges.
1)Here's the situation: I want to do a solo run with Hitmonlee in Pokemon Blue, but a problem occurs with his moveset. He cant learn a move that will allow him to defeat Ghost type Pokemon. So what can be done? Is it just impossible for me to do so with Hitmonlee or can I use some other Ghost affecting Pokemon do defeat Agatha and the like?
2)Here's the situation: I want to complete my Ultimate Fire Monotype, and later on down the road do others and solo runs as well, but in Unova I don't know where the official end point is for challenges. Is it after you defeat Ghetsis? or the second time through the Elite 4?
Thanks again for all your help with my pesky questions.
I haven't updated the Solo Thread in quite a while because Jdthebud and I have sort of been racing to finish all the Ultimate Monotypes, so that's been demanding almost all of my life. But, I try to update it once a month or so.
Although technically there is no rule in place saying you absolutely have to have more than one Pokemon, its just sort of understood. Nobody's really done it with just one pokemon, or else everyone who has done a solo challenge would have to be added into the champion list for Monotype. Same thing applies to if you use just like a Pidgeot and Fearow. You wouldn't get credit for both Normal and Flying. Although it doesn't technically say "you are not allowed credit for 2 monotypes if all the pokemon you use share the same two types with each other", it would be really frowned upon.
However, I'll use myself as an example, something you can do is: use 2 or more copies of the same Pokemon. Like for Ghost on Sapphire, I went through the entire game with two Sableyes. It didn't count as a solo, since I used multiple Pokemon, but it counted for a Monotype. I, however, did not give myself credit for also completing a Dark Monotype, just the Ghost one.
Another thing that you can do (that I sort of frown upon, but I did it, so shame on me) is: play through a game using two Pokemon, but after 6 or so gyms, give one of them up and only train one of them. I beat the Ground Mono in Yellow with just a Nidoking and a Nidoqueen. The Nidoking ended at like level 68, however, the Nidoqueen was only like 45.
Hey myrrhman, I got a Q about challenges. If I were to do a solo run in Blue Version with a grass type Pokemon, would that count as my grass monotype for that version as well or is there a rule for monotypes that says you would need more than one pokemon?
Fire, I respect the speed at which you run through challenges. Finally, someone who is at my level! Might I recommend all the challenges, and not just the solo ones?
Also, concerning your solo challenges, don't worry about posting the actual update, you can just say "Hey Myrrh, I did it with Jynx and Tauros" instead of telling me the actual update part; for mine, I just update myself in the OP.