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Old August 5th, 2010 (07:28 AM). Edited June 24th, 2011 by Alakazam17.
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Join Date: Sep 2005
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Want to become a Pokémon Master, finish your Pokédex, and beat the game? What, you say you've been there, done that?! Well, what else is left for you to do?

How about this: Instead of playing with the same team over and over, how about you try to pump up the difficultly a notch. Try a Monotype Challenge! :D

Basically, you go through at least one of the games using a team completely consisting of one type. It can be quite the challenge, especially when facing a leader or elite who is resistant to your entire team! But that's what makes it more fun, right?

Single Game Monotype Rules
  • No hacking or cheating. This includes using the Missingno glitch in RBY.
  • You may not use Legendary Pokémon, even if they are of your type.
  • No trading Pokémon from other games, unless you are doing so for an evolution that requires it.
  • When starting your journey in each game, you will have to play the game using just your starter Pokémon. Then, once you gain access to the first available Pokémon of your type, continue from then on with only that type. You can use your starter to help with training these Pokémon, but cease using it in gym battles at this point. In the Kanto games, you also must catch the first Pokémon of your type before cutting the bush east of Cerulean City.
  • You can use HM slaves of different types; just don't use them in battles. The exception to this rule is with Psychic teams in the Hoenn games. Due to the fact that the Abra and Ralts families literally have no means of combating Poochyena and their fellow Dark-Types at the start of the game, the HM slaves can be used to help them out.
  • You may only use Pokémon that share a type. Dual Types are allowed, however. So, if you're doing a Flying monotype challenge, you may use the Water/Flying type Gyarados. If you are doing a Water monotype challenge, you may also use the Water/Flying type Gyarados. You can use Pokemon not of your type if and only if they will evolve into a Pokemon of your type at some point, though you should evolve them at the first chance you get. Also, if you are doing a Normal monotype challenge, you may not use an Eevee and evolve it into a Jolteon, because it is no longer the correct type.
  • You may use an emulator; just don't cheat on it.
  • Due to their rarity in earlier generations, three types are discouraged from being used: Ghost, Dragon, Ice. If you still want to use one of these types, you can ignore the third rule and trade one of said-type into your game at the earliest point that you can do so.
  • Due to their non-existance in the first generation, Dark- and Steel-Types are also discouraged from being used, and banned outright from RBY for obvious reasons. If you still want to use Dark-types types in GSC, FrLg, or HgSs, you can also ignore the third rule and trade one of said-type into your generation at the earliest point that you can do so.
  • If you cannot trade for whatever reason, and you're using one of the types mentioned in the last two points, hacking a single low-level Pokémon of your type into your game will be allowed. You would also be permitted to evolve Pokémon in this manner, if they require trading to do so. These are the only instances where hacking will be tolerated.
  • The challenge for each game is completed once the Elite Four is beaten for the first time(except in the second generation where it ends when you defeat Red, and in the fifth generation where it ends when you defeat the Elite Four for the second time). At said point, you can then begin with the following game.
  • It is never too late to sign up, you may always use the same type as someone else, and remember, HAVE FUN!!!

And for those of you feeling even more adventurous, how about trying for the Ultimate Monotype Challenge instead? So, instead of having a monotype challenge through one Pokémon game, this is meant to take place in all five regions, going through each generation of the franchise.

Requirements
  • A copy of Red, Blue, or Yellow. FireRed and LeafGreen will be accepted here, but for the ultimate experience, I suggest you go with the originals.
  • A copy of Gold, Silver, or Crystal. HeartGold and SoulSilver will be accepted here, but for the ultimate experience, I suggest you go with the originals.
  • A copy of Ruby, Sapphire, or Emerald.
  • A copy of Diamond, Pearl, or Platinum.
  • A copy of Black or White.
  • The will to play, and the desire to have fun. =D
  • Emulators will be allowed for any of the above, excluding the previous.

Ultimate Monotype Challenge Rules
  • All rules from the Single Challenges apply here.
  • Go in order. That is, RBY -> GSC -> RSE -> DPPt -> BW.
  • I didn't think I'd have to add this, but...Use the same Type in every Generation. Thanks.

You can post your progress here in this thread, being as detailed or as vague as you like. But please, when doing so, be sure to mention which challenge you're participating in. Things would get confusing otherwise, as we have two separate lists here. All participants in the Ultimate Monotype Challenge will be listed below in this post, and everyone participating in the single-game challenges will be listed in the following post.

Note that all champions of the Kanto-Johto-Hoenn-Sinnoh Challenges will be in brackets at the beginning of each list. Anyone in this position is free to start a 5th Gen game to become a Kanto-Johto-Hoenn-Sinnoh-Isshu Champion.

Spoiler:

Kanto
Harry Blue5, iDawg, Soniccaughtemall, Intel, Irule4, rocketman77, Star Girl, Hiroshi Uwishicarwei, Jayster23, Crispedblaze, LightSlei, Dragonfly Z, zarithron, patch., Benzee, Rubber Ducky, spayro, Hacky, ByronVice, Enilias, Designation_Leader, Kerse, Jenga, KopaKura, cjlaw, DXrobots, Jack Kentnon, steph1331, Ryden, Callandor, Insane85, ZeroBlade77, Matt2419, Zaos, jt4811, tsukuyomi13, BenjiTheKid, Clairissa
Johto
~BZuma, Ninja Caterpie, Philosoraptor, hobusu, Decodedd, 560cool., Crackin355, TheUltimateFail, AyameHikaru
Hoenn
Phaux, Cherry Blossom8, KnightKGR, dragonomega
Sinnoh
syphilis, Flaming Flarez, Medli
Isshu
Sooyun, myrrhman
Champions
(zZRaoto, Pekin, Jayster23, ~Hot n' Cold~, johnathondrag, Dark Sceptile, FANOFFIRESTARTERS!!!)



Kanto
Dark RyanYugo, PokémonMichael, Shadow Thunder Lord, Jake, binks555, Darkrential, Dextrose, poke'boy, BlastBoy, Darkloud, Hallylicious, StarXStruck, Tony Montana, Fables, IndigoPlateau, IcePyro, killer95, Angry Ampharos, NatureKeeper, gamer691, obLonG, DCodyK, ~Hot n' Cold~, Espeon96, Yuoaman, knikel2, Polizard, thenickel09, The Purple Kid, Itz Spadezz, Breezy., The Opera Ghost, Sir Spamalot, DXrobots, Rafihell, Vexus, Nytkoi, AmatuerHacker, ~Frozen Darkness~, OneAverageTrainer, TheUltimateFail, mikpeters, Cathar, Dave_
Johto
Mrchewey, crobatdeluxe, e4darthteej, Ryu-kun, chuckroast1492, Gregora, Jacobguy26, Red's Hawt Chibi Pelippers, Ben., TundraCanine, cystar, winterleaves, Sgt_Grovyle, Woobat, レイジングブラスト, AntiZero
Hoenn
iPingu, StaticX, Jaeden
Sinnoh
ShadowUmbreon, jespoke
Isshu
myrrhman
Champions
(Charmageddon, 11wildy, Fire Wolf, Lockmaster24, myrrhman, Cardwell74, pleryt16)



Kanto
Suzume, MikeZzZ808, Abbandon, Cascade'A Stupidity, Azumi, sand1100, cheekoo, Deivl34, Wiggletuff, killanotha1, Rhydderch, Aurako, MetaDrak, Brockoli, Mcdoodle, jespoke, HallwayKid, pleryt16, Sammuthegreat, Patch93, skaterzpenguin, Loceish, misteryman1, ZetaLegacies
Johto
Sumner, jigglyppuff8, FaWa, Kazuath, I Laugh at your Misfortune!, landmines, santi, bilzandpap, KoboraX, Suicune™
Hoenn
Abbandon, dean.007, Pekin, Saiddun Uzkha, Weavile05
Sinnoh
♣♦TimelessParadox♠♥, Yaziyo, tomreaper
Isshu
myrrhman, jdthebud
Champions
(mondays suck, Raseri), tachikaze316



Kanto
Thinking_Of_A_Name, UltimaZelfier, Luxdoom, elmocha, PoliStorm, Philosoraptor, Jakealot, Bruno™, pleryt16, Akito Wanijima, Weavile05, Stormer, fatalxfearz
Johto
jackswack, Fire Wolf, Kombat, myrrhman, Remnants
Hoenn
Ikwaylx, L_Judah, Lockmaster24, Leader Maylene, Barney., Sora247_2009, boomerjp
Sinnoh
Zanny77, L_Judah, Scytha, ThaWinnerGON
Isshu
Cardwell74, jdthebud
Champions
(darkshiek, Dominus_Draconis, Charmageddon)



Kanto
Mr. bell, rii - chii, Terywi, Bz, Herald Riddler, Tobii, Zeide, Lost., Charmageddon, PACIFIC, cookie_lovr, VinceLevi, Rabid Ditto3 8, Corrision, Arishoz, batmon, xoBoxxy, Zehloff, Trollhammeran, Sora247_2009, JeTz, Varcon, Wasp, Aureol, The Sceptile King, Cooper, lazinicki, Aquerex, Jayster23, Kardashian, mattdaninja, SuperMinun, TanGone, KingdomBlade, Myzou, solarowl, Gearuvagen, TheRkyeet, theoblivinator, Damien_lucifer, Kombat, Toasty Woodman
Johto
mankey, xrevolution, Ryu-kun, BloodLucario, Weird, Dawn Rules, Synaesthesia, dalaniir, King!, Sapeiro, Saxisai, Saiddun Uzkha, Ataraxia, Timmetje, Nash Bandicoot
Hoenn
Carcharodontosaurus, grey†fish, Shadowyxz, CyberSamurai, Westie7
Sinnoh
Down with the darkness, soulkaze
Isshu
myrrhman, tomreaper
Champions
(Yams, subame, rew_s11, gray0x)



Kanto
noxious, Luigi-San, Wolframsheep, GDark08, Carcharodontosaurus, Darksualc
Johto
Datai, Greeeny, Nathanyiel, >Entei<, myrrhman, Darksualc
Hoenn
subame, go swampert
Sinnoh
Chamageddon
Isshu
---
Champions
(649)



Kanto
Legendary Squirtle, Sean, Lt. Silver, Amplified Ampharos, Foxnordic, Zeta Dimentio, Uysl, itsreallytom, anisa, Reshiram Man, Gardenia101, Charmageddon, Ramsie, Cammie25!, DrOfAwsome, KoboraX, Geras32
Johto
TheAbsol, The_Lion, lunex, Cardwell74
Hoenn
Apple Juice
Sinnoh
aaronburnsyou, dozo
Isshu
IDoLikeMudkip, jdthebud, myrrhman
Champions
(Pekin, polkop, Dark Sceptile, GrassGiant)



Kanto
bemertonboy, Charizoise, chaos11011, Wi-fi Battler, Samme426, Yams, ./frozen fun/., .hack, PsychoJigglypuff, Roy G. Biv, Wyyrlokk, Cursed Cubone, 6NoNo9, superjames, elavate7, yuki3056, Allstarbarto, JuiceBaux, Itz Spadezz, Doomsaloto, queedol, Remnants, jespoke, Novanator101
Johto
pokecrystal451, Cardwell74, myrrhman, Itz Spadezz, daichi111, Zhinc
Hoenn
Cathar, hazard master
Sinnoh
Tony Montana, Vamaar
Isshu
AvatarMew, jdthebud, captainkapow
Champions
(Echoing-Echoes, Jayster23)



Kanto
ÄgàmêñÐmØÑ, ectoskeletal, Pink_Marshmello, Golden Apple, Cyber-Dragonite, luciachan, seal, Giovanni, Ben., ComedyQuest, Ryu-kun, MancerNecro, Toasty Woodman, Elric of Grans, queedol
Johto
Alakazam17, Rich Boy Rob, myrrhman, pleryt16
Hoenn
(...), Zerkon, Impo, adhdguitar
Sinnoh
mikep, J J JUAN
Isshu
---
Champions
(Wyyrlokk)



Kanto
Volkner-chan, Cooltrainer_Mike, darkshiek, Blues003, batmon, BlackRay, Nashton, choogalee, Master War, Pachireecko, Wolfechu, joeyk, salmence33, Zash, Cherry Blossom8, Elite Trainer Red, brodioh, Xilfer123, WAILMERZ FOREVER, VoltShark
Johto
Thomaz, rew_s11, Corp, kaorusquee
Hoenn
mattman324, rednano12, Warmachine, The Explorer of Destiny, WriteThemWrong, nialchos, Sgt_Grovyle, Cardwell74
Sinnoh
---
Isshu
jdthebud, myrrhman
Champions
(Raseri, mondays suck)




Kanto
Hair_of_the_Dawn, Yamo, King900000, Cascade'A Stupidity, uhhh6677, 560cool, Kanto_Johto, PokeBug, tonyar109, Takkachi, Replay., zeroequalszero, Agamo, Corrision, BenEary, Ryu-kun, 11wildy, koguryo, Derblu, raekuul, johnathondrag, theking6, GrassGiant, GrifSpark, Nohr, Damien_lucifer, KoboraX
Johto
Late, Pokehlurver, BebbZ, HooblerGoobler, Bug Maniac, Balthazar, Gearuvagen, pleryt16, brodioh, myrrhman
Hoenn
Beedrill Lover, Telarus
Sinnoh
XmasterchiefX, jespoke
Isshu
jdthebud
Champions
(vrairenard, Myzou, Blues003, mondays suck)



Kanto
NecroFlame
Johto
Yams, dookie1995, Nathanyiel, Arnold, Kularian
Hoenn
649, Kokowood
Sinnoh
heLLkitsune, myrrhman
Isshu
jdthebud
Champions
---



Johto
JollyRoger25, shortdan1998, myrrhman, WeightyWillBill
Hoenn
---
Sinnoh
---
Isshu
jdthebud
Champions
(rew_s11)



Kanto
+~Dark Umbreon~+, Veristical Blaze, Velvex the Øverlørd, Haunted House of Onyx, daniehej
Johto
Dominus_Draconis, Aetheria, jespoke
Hoenn
ÄgàmêñÐmØÑ
Sinnoh
---
Isshu
myrrhman
Champions
(Fire Wolf)



Kanto
~Hot n' Cold~, kethaias, Ataraxia, ger345, jdthebud, Shadowbane92
Johto
Tamah-chan, Pekin, Jake♫, myrrhman
Hoenn
Ekans Elttar
Sinnoh
mondays suck, tomreaper
Isshu
---
Champions
(Nathanyiel)



Johto
heLLkitsune, Kardashian, NocturnalNinja, Amine, johnathondrag, myrrhman, Waffle-San, allx123-, imevil
Hoenn
---
Sinnoh
tomreaper
Isshu
tachikaze316
Champions
---



Kanto
Gewitterdrache27, ChibiLuna, pokestewart, KnilShadowLink, Strikeb4ck, pokecrystal451, Chao Master, shadeofdusk, Iwanagi, samme426, elmocha, dubblemuffin, Gogi, Regit, hydrojames, Ian Watkins, dec_uk, Ryu-kun, Blaze E Ken, Frozen King Prawns, SgtPatches, The Sceptile King, Ezashin Koori, Sora247_2009, Reshiram Man, GFA, Schala_25, -Rush, Rainbow-Sasuke, Nintendoshs, cutiecasie, brodioh
Johto
altaria221, Missingno.7-4468, jackswack, Dannwe123, Aquerex, myrrhman, Beechlgz
Hoenn
raekuul, slls81, musesum626, Suicune™
Sinnoh
badgerkingx, Fire Wolf, vaporeon7
Isshu
Cardwell74
Champions
(heLLkitsune, Jayster23), jdthebud


And here are some userbars that you can choose to use while participating in your challenges.

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