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Old March 3rd, 2012 (08:38 PM).
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Holy crap, I didn't even think about that. Well, the Jap versions are out in July (right?) and the English ones are out in the fall. The good news for all of us challengers involved is that the games are being made for the DS, so we can still use emulators (sigh of relief).
Actually, Japan gets it in June. For us it's Fall. I hate using emulators, so I'll just wait for the DS cartridges to come out here and then get both versions, one for my main file and one for challenges.
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Old March 3rd, 2012 (11:16 PM).
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I did this once in Fire Red; I have no immediate plans on doing it again and publicly chronicling it; though other people may want to. I think this is only possible in newer gen games, as the older ones, simply do not have the strategic depth for one to manage.

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1. For all gym leaders under level 20; you may not challenge unless your average level is under half of there's.

2. For all gym leaders over level 20; you may not challenge unless you have at least a 10 level disadvantage.

3. You may not use any pokemon over level 30; except, during the Elite Four; AND those pokemon must be 30 or lower when starting (the amount of experienced gained would make it impossible to stay below 30).

That's it. Use strategy over brute force; no grinding, just use low level pokemon.
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Old March 3rd, 2012 (11:43 PM). Edited March 4th, 2012 by myrrhman.
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Quote originally posted by Bcat:
I did this once in Fire Red; I have no immediate plans on doing it again and publicly chronicling it; though other people may want to. I think this is only possible in newer gen games, as the older ones, simply do not have the strategic depth for one to manage.

Rules:

1. For all gym leaders under level 20; you may not challenge unless your average level is under half of there's.

2. For all gym leaders over level 20; you may not challenge unless you have at least a 10 level disadvantage.

3. You may not use any pokemon over level 30; except, during the Elite Four; AND those pokemon must be 30 or lower when starting (the amount of experienced gained would make it impossible to stay below 30).

That's it. Use strategy over brute force; no grinding, just use low level pokemon.
I mean, as for the Elite Four, you'd just have to get lucky with Evade/Paralyze/Confusehax. Because let me tell you, a lv. 30 Victreebel with Double Team/Growth/Solar Beam/Mega Drain does not seem like a laughing matter if he gets 6 stacks of Double Team and Growth down. Or maybe a Scyther with Swords Dance and Slash. Basically, I the general strategy would just be to Double Team up, then max your Attack/Special, then destroy the other Pokemon with strong, beefed up moves. As for second gen, would there be any leniency for Red? Like say a team of 40's? Because he'd be 30-40 levels higher than you still. Assuming I could make it to Red, I would probably lead with Double Team/Defense Curl/Rollout/Curse Graveler. I'd still be counting on Double Team Hax, but meh. At least I know I can get a couple off on Pikachu.

I think I'm going to try this once I finish the colors on RBY.
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Old March 4th, 2012 (01:01 AM).
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So I had a thought u guys, if Black 2 and White 2 have a different storyline than regular BW (there has to be a reason they didn't just make Grey) then all our challenges will have to add B2/W2 as a sixth game to be played for ultimates.
I thought Ultimates were just based off doing a game in each region.
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Old March 4th, 2012 (08:29 AM).
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I thought a challenge with pokemon you hate. For example I hate quagsire and bibarel so I go do a playtrhough with those two pokemon. But I don't have time now otherwise I have done it. Well it's kinda like the favourite challenge.
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Old March 4th, 2012 (03:21 PM).
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I thought a challenge with pokemon you hate. For example I hate quagsire and bibarel so I go do a playtrhough with those two pokemon. But I don't have time now otherwise I have done it. Well it's kinda like the favourite challenge.
http://www.pokecommunity.com/showthread.php?t=238334

Yeah, you can see how well that fared out...
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Old March 5th, 2012 (02:16 AM).
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Quote originally posted by infersaime:
I thought a challenge with pokemon you hate. For example I hate quagsire and bibarel so I go do a playtrhough with those two pokemon. But I don't have time now otherwise I have done it. Well it's kinda like the favourite challenge.
I don't think I, or many people would have the motivation to go through with a challenge only using Pokémon they hate.
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Old March 5th, 2012 (07:48 AM).
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http://www.pokecommunity.com/showthread.php?t=238334

Yeah, you can see how well that fared out...
Oh ok never mind that idea.
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Old March 6th, 2012 (01:13 PM).
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Well I decided to do a username challenge as the challenge I do when I have a few free minutes at school. I love the speed button, it makes battling and grinding much quicker. I suppose it's about time I do another challenge where I do quality updates and play slow and stuff.
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Old March 8th, 2012 (05:11 PM).
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Hello folks! I am looking for a challenge that will offer me a particular opportunity. I Think it can be asked here?

The goal I am looking for is to draw every single pokemon in a "Gijinka" form. Now, I'm certain that will take forever, even more than if it was just the pokemon itself. I also don't want to draw them sooo often that it would take me a whole month until I reach the first badge. I want a more casual rythm. The reason I want it as a challenge is because I know I'd fail at getting myself to work without one.

So, what can you guys propose me? I'd prefer the Challenge to happen on a NDS game, hack or not. I can also use cheats, thought I'd prefer if it is manageable through PokeGen.




Quote originally posted by vaporeon7:
I don't think I, or many people would have the motivation to go through with a challenge only using Pokémon they hate.
Actually, when I make a theme, I try as much as possible to pick pokemons I hate or never played. Poltergeist theme: GARBODOR! HECK YEAH! I'd like to have played with every single pokemon once. Heck, someday, I should make a run using only those lame Normal pokemons that we get to meet at the very first route.
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Old March 8th, 2012 (06:41 PM).
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Quote originally posted by Daikoru:
Hello folks! I am looking for a challenge that will offer me a particular opportunity. I Think it can be asked here?

The goal I am looking for is to draw every single pokemon in a "Gijinka" form. Now, I'm certain that will take forever, even more than if it was just the pokemon itself. I also don't want to draw them sooo often that it would take me a whole month until I reach the first badge. I want a more casual rythm. The reason I want it as a challenge is because I know I'd fail at getting myself to work without one.

So, what can you guys propose me? I'd prefer the Challenge to happen on a NDS game, hack or not. I can also use cheats, thought I'd prefer if it is manageable through PokeGen.






Actually, when I make a theme, I try as much as possible to pick pokemons I hate or never played. Poltergeist theme: GARBODOR! HECK YEAH! I'd like to have played with every single pokemon once. Heck, someday, I should make a run using only those lame Normal pokemons that we get to meet at the very first route.
What do you mean "draw them so often that it would take a month to reach the first badge? If you wanted to draw all of them, naturally the best idea would be a Catch 'Em All challenge. Basically, you just capture all the Pokemon available in the game. I mean, it would certainly make it easy for you to know which ones you drew, you could just look in your Pokedex. I've done a couple of these, and basically, I just go to a Route and try to catch everyone on the route. When I do that, I move on to a new place. Eventually, I'm just left with a few, and then its pretty easy to just go back and fill in the Pokedex.

"Heck, someday, I should make a run using only those lame Normal Pokemons that we get to meet at the very first route."- There was actually a challenge once upon a time called the First Route Challenge, where that's basically what you did. I mean, you could use anyone on the first Route, but there's really not much to choose from.
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Old March 8th, 2012 (07:19 PM).
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By "draw them so often that it would take a month to reach the first badge?", I mean of course that I don't just want to capture pokemons as soon as they are available and draw them as soon as I capture them. Using the hack of Blaze Black/Volt White, I'd have done like 30 drawings before the first gym. That's what I mean, I want something more casual, even if it's split into multiple runs.
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Old March 9th, 2012 (08:12 AM).
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Maybe do a Hall of Fame challenge if you don't mind doing multiple runs? The basic goal is to get all the Pokemon in the hall of Fame, so you basically get a team of 6, then restart once you beat the Elite Four. Its more time consuming, but it sounds like something you might like. You could even just do it to where you only use fully evolved Pokemon instead of doing every single Pokemon.
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Old March 9th, 2012 (08:36 AM).
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And to add on to that, you don't have to restart the game over and over. You can use the same file, or opt not to. Depends on the game. In BW, I just kept the same file so that I could have them all listed in my hall of fame. And another thing, there's no thread for this challenge. I kinda just made it up on the fly, and though people have asked me to make a thread or if they could make a thread, I just think it's better off being a personal challenge. The updates usually come far and few in between, and not many people want to do it, so it would fall into inactivity quickly. If you do decide to do it though, since there's no thread for the challenge, feel free to post your updates in a journey journal that corresponds to the game you decide to use.
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Old March 9th, 2012 (08:49 AM). Edited March 9th, 2012 by Daikoru.
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That would be too long. I'm pretty much already doing this every run I do, avoiding pokemons I've already used.

Guess it'd be easier to find a rule if I already set how often I should draw between two badges. Let's say... 3 to 5 drawings between each Gym? Or 1 drawing per 1 or 2 days?


Edit: I'd also like something where I can only use two pokemons of the same specie at the same time, just to say I get to draw the male and female gijinka versions of a pokemon.
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Old March 9th, 2012 (09:03 AM).
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Oh, see Myrrh, we're not helping at all cause they actually want to draw Pokemon, lol. There's no challenge that revolves around that, and no matter how many times I read your post, I just can't grasp what you're looking for. I honestly don't see how drawing and doing a challenge have much to do with each other, though. What's wrong with just drawing? No need to play the game and draw at the same time.
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Old March 9th, 2012 (09:13 AM). Edited March 9th, 2012 by Daikoru.
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What's wrong with just drawing? I'm a lazy bastard that can't help but play video games instead of drawing :[ . No one but me can procrastinate without even wanting to do so! Also, if I just draw, I know I'd just start from Bulbasaur and go all the way up in national number order.

An Idea I have is to have short goals that will vary depending on pokemons. Something like participating in Pokemon contests/musicals for certain pokemons, beating certain badges, beat all the trainers in the Sport places. I'd need many goal however, in order to have at least one that fits every pokemon.

EDIT: Think I have an idea. What I could do is cheat to get myself two of a selected pokemon (with only one Move Tutor/Egg Move), a bunch of Rare Candies, and a code to reset Gym Leaders, so that I can fight them as much as I want to and not include the hassle of training them between Gyms. I'd need a way to select pokemons thought.


RE-EDIT: Alright. I got myself settled over a particuliar set of rules.



-The goal of the challenge is kind of a Speed Run using a particular pokemon. The Challenge starts right after I defeat N the first time (With his lame Purloin that crit'd me to death) and ends as soon as the 8th badge has been obtained. I try avoiding as much battle as possible, to make it faster.
-I use only 2 pokemon of the same Specie, at the first evolution. Both are of different genders. Variations may apply if it seems fit (such as Latias/Latios, or a Female Vespiqueen and 3 Combees).
-I draw a Gijinka picture of a pokemon the Gym after I have gotten the pokemon.
-The Pokemon chosen goes in Alphabetical order. That means the first is Abomasnow and Snover.


List of stuff to make it easier:
-A huge stack of Rare Candies, PP Ups and Max Repels. I cannot use a Rare Candy to make my pokemons over 5 levels higher than the Average Trainer. Also, all TMs already hacked in.
-A hacked pokemon, which has many HMs and SoftBoiled. His stats are 800 HP, but 1 of everything else.
-I may manually evolve a pokemon that requires Trading 10 levels after it evolved. If it does not evolve before, then I may make it evolve at level 25.

Rules of Pokemons:
-A Pokemon may start with 31 IVs everywhere and 510 EVs already set, in order to head toward a particular strategy.
-A Pokemon may start with only 1 Egg/Move Tutor/Event Move. It's power may not be over 60.
-After beating the 3rd and 6th Gyms, I may teach my pokemon a TM/Move Tutor/Event Move. It may not have over 80 power for the 3rd Gym.
-It may have any item equipped.
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Old March 10th, 2012 (04:17 AM).
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Quote originally posted by Daikoru:
What's wrong with just drawing? I'm a lazy bastard that can't help but play video games instead of drawing :[ . No one but me can procrastinate without even wanting to do so! Also, if I just draw, I know I'd just start from Bulbasaur and go all the way up in national number order.

An Idea I have is to have short goals that will vary depending on pokemons. Something like participating in Pokemon contests/musicals for certain pokemons, beating certain badges, beat all the trainers in the Sport places. I'd need many goal however, in order to have at least one that fits every pokemon.

EDIT: Think I have an idea. What I could do is cheat to get myself two of a selected pokemon (with only one Move Tutor/Egg Move), a bunch of Rare Candies, and a code to reset Gym Leaders, so that I can fight them as much as I want to and not include the hassle of training them between Gyms. I'd need a way to select pokemons thought.


RE-EDIT: Alright. I got myself settled over a particuliar set of rules.



-The goal of the challenge is kind of a Speed Run using a particular pokemon. The Challenge starts right after I defeat N the first time (With his lame Purloin that crit'd me to death) and ends as soon as the 8th badge has been obtained. I try avoiding as much battle as possible, to make it faster.
-I use only 2 pokemon of the same Specie, at the first evolution. Both are of different genders. Variations may apply if it seems fit (such as Latias/Latios, or a Female Vespiqueen and 3 Combees).
-I draw a Gijinka picture of a pokemon the Gym after I have gotten the pokemon.
-The Pokemon chosen goes in Alphabetical order. That means the first is Abomasnow and Snover.


List of stuff to make it easier:
-A huge stack of Rare Candies, PP Ups and Max Repels. I cannot use a Rare Candy to make my pokemons over 5 levels higher than the Average Trainer. Also, all TMs already hacked in.
-A hacked pokemon, which has many HMs and SoftBoiled. His stats are 800 HP, but 1 of everything else.
-I may manually evolve a pokemon that requires Trading 10 levels after it evolved. If it does not evolve before, then I may make it evolve at level 25.

Rules of Pokemons:
-A Pokemon may start with 31 IVs everywhere and 510 EVs already set, in order to head toward a particular strategy.
-A Pokemon may start with only 1 Egg/Move Tutor/Event Move. It's power may not be over 60.
-After beating the 3rd and 6th Gyms, I may teach my pokemon a TM/Move Tutor/Event Move. It may not have over 80 power for the 3rd Gym.
-It may have any item equipped.
I can't see that as being much of a challenge. From what I skim read, you get to have powerful Pokémon and skip through most of the game with Rare Candies?

It also seems I forgot that I have to wait for Fisherman Wilson to call me on the Pokégear to get Remoraid in Gold. I'll just leave VBA on for a while... hehehehehe
Now I'll just hold off on progressing a bit till someone else posts in the Username Challenge thread...
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Old March 10th, 2012 (07:36 AM).
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I have only two Pokemons who shares the same weakness (Abomasnow got 7 weaknesses!). Rare Candies is only to skip through training in order to make the game faster (I don't want to take weeks for a single run, like I usually do). I know not to abuse of them anyway, I'd rather a strategic fight than a OHKO battle. Also, the Pokemons only have full EV and IV, like they were aimed for competitive Gameplay.

I'm actually thinking of just forgetting about Move Tutors moves, in order to limit even more my move choices and make less hassle if I would choose to get a Move Tutor move in the middle of the game.
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It also seems I forgot that I have to wait for Fisherman Wilson to call me on the Pokégear to get Remoraid in Gold. I'll just leave VBA on for a while... hehehehehe
Now I'll just hold off on progressing a bit till someone else posts in the Username Challenge thread...
He called me on Gold the other day like...right after I registered him and said there were Remoraid. lol That never happens when I actually WANT one! I had to wait a while to continue my Tier Challenge because Eevee wouldn't evolve, and I wasn't about to go on without Psybeam for Espeon. No sir.

Daikoru, I wish I could help you, but...lol I just can't make sense of what you're wanting to do. You know, whatever challenge you do doesn't necessarily have to have a thread. You can just make it a personal challenge, and if you want somewhere to post the updates for it, use a journey journal. That's really all I can say...I'm so lost with what you're trying to accomplish.
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Yeah, I sometimes like to complicate stuff. But that's alright. I already got the challenge I wish to do, and in fact, already started it. Took myself two Snovers, an offensive one with Avalanche, and a defensive one with Leech Seed. And they're totally underleveled currently!

Now, to design a male Snover Gijinka. Hmmm...
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He called me on Gold the other day like...right after I registered him and said there were Remoraid. lol That never happens when I actually WANT one! I had to wait a while to continue my Tier Challenge because Eevee wouldn't evolve, and I wasn't about to go on without Psybeam for Espeon. No sir.
I'm annoyed at myself because my Eevee evolved before it learnt Bite. I suppose Espeon will just have to sweep with Psychic.
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Old March 10th, 2012 (11:40 AM).
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I managed to get Bite, so I'm glad I got that, but I almost got stuck going through the harder parts of the game without a STAB move, and that would have been terrifying lol. I got my Teddiursa to evolve and catch up with the team as well, so I guess today has been productive, however I don't feel like playing Gold anymore today. I might play Emerald here in a bit. I've also been reading up on how to RNG, so lol maybe I should learn a new skill.
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Old March 10th, 2012 (01:32 PM).
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I managed to get Bite, so I'm glad I got that, but I almost got stuck going through the harder parts of the game without a STAB move, and that would have been terrifying lol. I got my Teddiursa to evolve and catch up with the team as well, so I guess today has been productive, however I don't feel like playing Gold anymore today. I might play Emerald here in a bit. I've also been reading up on how to RNG, so lol maybe I should learn a new skill.
You should definitely try and learn to RNG at some point, it's a great skill to have. I don't feel like playing a 3rd gen game atm, I'll just stick with G/S/C for a while, they're always so enjoyable.
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Old March 12th, 2012 (11:25 AM).
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Quote originally posted by InfernoRogue:

I thought Ultimates were just based off doing a game in each region.
I'm pretty sure that's only because there's only one "unique" game for each region (example: Red/Green/Blue/FireRed/LeafGreen/Yellow all have the same storyline). If it worked the way you're saying, then wouldn't Kanto be optional in Gen 2?

Anyways, the real reason I'm posting is because Black and White 2 are confirmed to have a new and original storyline, so it looks like Ultimates will be 6 games long now.
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