Kricketune actually isn't too bad if you are patient enough to level Kricketot to L16 for Bug Bite, which does normal effectiveness against Roark's Pokémon, and since it's a high enough level, his defense is good enough, although it might take a couple tries. I ended up boxing it later in the game though. As for HeartGold, I used the Slugma egg from Primo, who is easy to level up in Sprout Tower.
So i'm thinking of turning my Y Red Mono-Color into an Ultimate. But here's a question for you: when you did Platinum and Heart Gold, how did you beat the first Gyms? Because Platinum only gets Kricketune, who's weak to Rock, and unless i'm missing something all HGSS gets are the version exclusive bugs, and those don't bode well against Flying-types.
So how'd you deal with them? I'd appreciate some tips for if I decide to go for it... Thanks!
Well I beat the game an hour ago :D I think you'll like what you see when I post the final update later today once i'm not as tired. Since, again, I wasn't using any healing items in battle, the final battle was REALLY intense, had so much luck on my side and still came down to the wire.
yeah I hadn't really addressed Kalos at all yet - those two things are broken on X/Y so everyone is banning those from challenges. Figured it was time to mention it as least. Still not requiring Kalos for Ultimates though since only carts are playable and you're the only one doing it lol.
Thanks! Yeah, as I may have said, I got it installed on my 3DS earlier in the year while they were in stock. I first heard of it when Marriland started using it in his newer series.
Hopefully i'll have it finished soon, just finished the big Team Flare event and now I have just Wulfric and the league left. Posted the update, as you've probably seen.
edit: Also noticed you banned Exp. Share and Amie just like Necrum did in the Monotype thread, which is good for me because I haven't touched either of them once. Leaves me a bit underleveled at points, although that makes it more interesting.