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Old July 11th, 2013 (10:32 AM).
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I like that idea, but personally I don't like the idea of my Pokemon getting dumped when they faint, I find it cruel to the Pokemon and to the trainer who has a hard time with the Elite 4 without Revives and Full Restores
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Old July 11th, 2013 (10:47 AM). Edited July 11th, 2013 by molivious.
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Quote originally posted by LilJz1234:
I like that idea, but personally I don't like the idea of my Pokemon getting dumped when they faint, I find it cruel to the Pokemon and to the trainer who has a hard time with the Elite 4 without Revives and Full Restores
Well, good news to you. There's an option to "deselect" a few rules you don't want to be generated (Maximum of 6-10 is fair enough, I suppose, you can re-generate anyways. lol) I actually had a "sample interface" written in notepad (ASCII art), showing the primary features - like what appears on screen and whatnot. But power came down and well, I didn't save, and everything went to hell.

But, yeah, I've been thinking of more stuff to make it more fair and useable for everyone. Once I finish listing down my first set of features/notes (hopefully, by tonight), I'm surely gonna post them up here.

So far, i've only gathered up 30 rules to include... which is around 60-70% of the whole Challenge section >_<
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Old July 11th, 2013 (11:10 AM).
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Oh? Okay then you can count me in on that challenge

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Old July 11th, 2013 (11:43 AM).
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Quote originally posted by molivious:
Ooh, sounds fun. I'm in! I'd have to finish my current challenges first before I would sign up, though >_< GT has taken a lot of time off my hands XD

Speaking of the GT, grats for winning in the drawing contest! I'm betting for that poodle, too. Great stuff. Love those pixel arts.

Anyway, onto another concern of mine: I was planning to make a program...
[spoiler]which randomizes a lot of rules from different ongoing challenges. It's actually an idea for a new kind of challenge thread. But to be fair, and to not "take over" the said ongoing challenges, I'll set limits so that the "Random-Rules Generator" wouldn't generate more than one two or rules from say, the current Nuzlocke.
Thanks. The funny think about that poodle is that I think the new cotton-candy puppy pokemon, I am just assuming it is a puppy, would be a perfect evo for my poodle. I was actually going to do a cotton candy eared, peppermint-striped pokemon.

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Really, you are going to make a program? Impressive. I would never be capable of programming my phone, let along make a program, haha. Good Luck!
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Old July 11th, 2013 (07:08 PM). Edited July 11th, 2013 by molivious.
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Oooh that looks cute. That's the first time i'm seeing that cute 'n fluffy piece of win.

And yeah, I am. Thanks. You can think of it as my way of reviewing what I've long forgotten, lol. I'll need quite some practice again on the basics... and this would cover almost everything.

Anyway, I'll probably end my planning with the file attached. I can probably come up with more as I start. Also, don't mind the filename XD just noticed it too.
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Old July 11th, 2013 (07:23 PM).
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If Fennekin winds up with Fire Psychic evos, I might do a Psychic mono just so I can use the new squid mon too, lol.
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Old July 11th, 2013 (08:08 PM).
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I thought I read that Fennekin was going to be Fire/Psychic, or it's still rumored. I dunno, I 'check' Serebii every day, but I try not to commit the details to memory. I'd like to play a new generation not knowing most of the Pokemon. I'll try to play blind as best as I can rather than pre-plan a team or sign up under a challenge... if I get XY
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Old July 11th, 2013 (08:13 PM).
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I'm planning my X team and winging my Y team. :)
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Quote originally posted by TwilightBlade:
I thought I read that Fennekin was going to be Fire/Psychic, or it's still rumored. I dunno, I 'check' Serebii every day, but I try not to commit the details to memory. I'd like to play a new generation not knowing most of the Pokemon. I'll try to play blind as best as I can rather than pre-plan a team or sign up under a challenge... if I get XY
The rumor that was started in may has been corraborated by recent information.
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Pancham evolves into Pangoro in the early level 30s. In order to evolve Pancham into Pangoro, you need to have one other Dark-type Pokemon in your party. Pangoro’s type is Fighting/Dark.
A Pokemon named Inkay evolves into Malimar. To evolve it, you have to hold your 3DS upside-down when it levels up (the 3DS has an accelerometer and gyroscope, so it can detect that). Malimar’s type is Dark/Psychic.
A Psychic-type Pokemon named Espurr (ESP + purr) evolves into Meowstick (Meow + mystic?). (Sounds like Psychic-type cats. Meowstick’s name sounds too similar to Meowth to me though.)
Like in B/W you have two rivals – one is friendly and the other is competitive. Your rival that is more friendly gives you his/her fully evolved starter Pokemon after you beat the game.
Another professor named Sycamore gives you either Bulbasaur, Charmander, or Squirtle.
Even though it shows the player riding on a Gogoat in the new trailer, players can’t ride on their own Pokemon. What was shown is just an alternate way of getting around Lumiose City and it only works with Gogoat.
HMs still exist but there’s a lot less of them.
Players will be able to see their Pokemon’s EVs (probably through the same in-game facility mentioned in the other post).
A new move, Belch, is a Poison-type attack that has a base power of 120. The user must consume a held Berry to perform it.
Draining Kiss is a Fairy-type attack that heals the user for the same amount of damage performed. It has a base power of 60.
If the previously revealed forme of Mewtwo can be said to look roughly similar to Mewtwo’s original design, the second supposed form of Mewtwo can be said to look roughly/vaguely similar to Mew‘s design.
In case you missed our correction the other day, the Starters’ final evolutions are Fire/Psychic, Grass/Dark, and Water/Fighting.


The rumor also states that Fennekin's final evo will be a fire/psychic. Therefore, it is highly likely to be true, but who knows, the rumor creator may be mistaken on some of the claims.
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Old July 14th, 2013 (04:47 PM).
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So I'm thinking of going back in the challenges

And first thing I'm gonna do is Syd's TCG challenge :D
Now I gotta buy a booster pack and hoping I get good Gen III stuffs since I'll play with my Ruby cartridge xD
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Old July 14th, 2013 (06:19 PM).
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Good luck with that since the common booster packs you can buy are gen V, so that's two generations of Pokemon you may get in the pack that you can't get in-game. :x
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Old July 14th, 2013 (06:22 PM).
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If you don't wanna buy a booster pack, you can always download the tgc online game and open a pack there. You get a new pack every couple of days so it's a good thing.
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Old July 14th, 2013 (07:09 PM).
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Well then, let's hope I pull something good and that I won't pull only one single Pokemon from gen III and then realizing it was a Luvdisc 8D
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Old July 14th, 2013 (09:00 PM). Edited July 14th, 2013 by physi1.
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I was thinking that it might be cool to do two challenges simultaneously with all restrictions from both in place (where possible), but after looking around it seems that some of the challenges already implement this in the form of additional options, which may lead to a seperate thread being redundant.

I was wondering firstly if there would be interest in this and secondly if it could work given the reason above?

some examples - NFE solo
- First Badge Mono Species
- Mono colour mono type (understandably may not work all the time but I'm sure there would be some interesting type/colour cobinations)
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Old July 14th, 2013 (11:34 PM). Edited July 14th, 2013 by molivious.
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Quote originally posted by physi1:
I was thinking that it might be cool to do two challenges simultaneously with all restrictions from both in place (where possible), but after looking around it seems that some of the challenges already implement this in the form of additional options, which may lead to a seperate thread being redundant.

I was wondering firstly if there would be interest in this and secondly if it could work given the reason above?

some examples - NFE solo
- First Badge Mono Species
- Mono colour mono type (understandably may not work all the time but I'm sure there would be some interesting type/colour cobinations)
There's actually a ["Pick your Rules" Challenge thread], where you could basically do what you mentioned in there. Simply input your selected rules, and you're good to go. I think you must notify the other thread owners though, if you want your challenges to be "credited" simultaneously. And by notify, i mean asking eachof the thread owners in charge of the First Badge challenge, Ultimate Solo Challenge, Monocolour Challenge, and Monotype Challenges... simply post in their threads.

I was also trying to support the thread I linked with this (WIP) "Challenge Generator": [link] (check spoiler)

...and here's a screenshot of what it (currently) looks like:
Spoiler:


*don't mind the listbox under "Select Generation". It was initially "Select Pokedex", but I figured that the option was to only modify "Gym leader/Trainer Type/Elite Four challenge" rules, so it had to be changed to 'generation'.


and my current progress is: Not even nearly halfway done >_<
1) I'm still trying to debug a few stuff regarding the Challenge Generator's coding (I might even have to rewrite everything from scratch, on another programming language... cause i messed up so bad in this one lol); and
2) I haven't even touched the team generator just yet - which is longer to code D':
3) I've also been busy with other stuff such as studies, gaming and watching movies... lmao. So this might take more than a week or two to finish.
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Old July 15th, 2013 (02:12 AM).
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Quote originally posted by molivious:
There's actually a ["Pick your Rules" Challenge thread], where you could basically do what you mentioned in there.
Cheers for the heads-up, signed on.

As for the challenge generator, it looks good. It would fit in well by being able to tell you at a glance how appropriate a given challenge would be.
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Old July 15th, 2013 (04:25 AM).
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I'm currently working on the challenge that gives you a different set of rules after every gym, taken from popular challenges.

So far I have: Monotype, Monocolor, No item, NFE, Solo and Nuzlocke.

Any other suggestions for challenges? Maybe a popular one I forgot about?

And a name would be nice too :D
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Old July 15th, 2013 (04:30 AM).
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Interesting idea, it sounds very interesting to keep swapping challenge - I usually end up getting bored of the ones I do because they're all the same haha. You could add in a random team challenge where someone generates you a team and you have to ditch your team to use the new one?
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Old July 15th, 2013 (05:28 AM).
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Well, that would require a lot of effort in both hacking or catching the team, randomizing, being dependant of other people. My aim is to make it playable on cartridge, without needing other people to play.

Thanks for the input though! :D
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Old July 15th, 2013 (07:16 AM).
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@wildy every gym huh? from what i've collected so far in the whole challenge forum, you could probably add...
- Petit (non-evolved pokemon with a total of 330 stats or below)
- may only use pokemon owned by a certain Trainer Class (obviously, you gotta randomize a trainer class)
- May not use Dual-types (e.g Normal/Flying)
- Wedlocke/Must pair your pokemon
- must start again with lv5 pokemon (this could be harsh for late game though)
- change battle style to SET
- must use pokemon from your name's initials (well, PC name, cause someone might just name themselves "AAA" in-game)
- Gender-lock (may not use Male, or may not use female; again, randomized)
- Double-Trouble (my idea...not in any challenge yet) which forces one to use two of the same pokemon. lol. Might sound kinda boring, but it's fascinating to have two of the same Pokemon but with different movesets/roles.
- Type-locke ([link] explains it better)
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Old July 15th, 2013 (07:27 AM).
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There's a few nice ideas in there! but I don't really want the challenge to require a randomizer. I'm keeping it open to player's choice. I will probably take gender-lock, no dual type and I want something with the alphabet... Still thinking about that.
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Old July 15th, 2013 (07:50 AM). Edited July 15th, 2013 by molivious.
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Old July 15th, 2013 (08:48 AM). Edited July 15th, 2013 by 11wildy.
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The point was to make it completely possible to play using only your cartridge. If people want to randomize stuff, they are still allowed to. As well as some people choosing their own order of rules and other randomizing them, that's all fine!

That's just opening up more possibilities, which is Always good imo. Challenge will be posted in like 3 weeks, when I'm back from holidays, so I can actually manage the thread too :p.

Edit: This is what I got so far:

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Hello there, welcome to this newchallenge! Unlike most challenge around here, you will not be following onespecific set of rules. Rather, the rules tend to change during the game! Therewill be a set of challenge rules. You start with one set of rules, but you haveto switch to another set of rules after every gym, up until you beat the EliteFour. This means you will have played with 9 different set of rules during yourgame.



The sets of rules are:



1) Monotype:

You have to choose one type. You canonly battle using Pokemon of your chosen type, until you beat the next gym.



2) Nuzlocke:

Every Pokemon that faints is considereddead and must be released, or permanently boxed. This remains into effect untilyou have beaten the next gym. (Pokemon that fainted during this period may NOTbe taken out of the box after the next gym, you cannot use them anymore in thewhole playthrough.)



3) No item:

You are not allowed to use any kind ofitem (except HM or key item), until you have beaten the next gym.



4) NFE:

You may not use any fully evolvedPokemon. This means that all Pokemon in your team should still be able toevolve, but are not allowed to evolve in the meanwhile.



5) Monocolor:

You must choose one color. Use onlyPokemon of that color to battle.



6) Solo:

Choose one Pokemon. Use only thatPokemon to play and beat the next gym.



7) Gender lock:

You may use only Pokemon from onegender, or only genderless Pokemon.



8) Type-familiar:

Your Pokemon may only use moves of theirown type. For example, Pidgey may only use Normal or Flying type moves.



9) Alphabetical:

The Pokemon in your team must be in alphabeticalorder. For example, if you have a team of Abra, Bonsly, Carvanha, Carnivine,Zubat and Feraligatr, the order of your party would be: Abra, Bonsly,Carnivine, Carvanha, Feraligatr, Zubat. They should also be sent out in thisorder. So if Abra faints, Bonsly must be sent out next.



Now, there are a few ways you could playthis challenge. Firstly, you could choose the rules yourself, taking any orderyou want. Secondly, you could use a randomizer to randomize the rules, whichadds a little bit of a surprise.



The rules:

1) No cheating.

2) The run ends after beating the leaguein all games. It is optional to do the postgame, this includes Kanto in G/S/Cor HG/SS.

3) You must use every rule exactly onetime. (Exactly two if you want to do the Kanto section of G/S/C or HG/SS.
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Old July 15th, 2013 (06:34 PM).
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I like that challenge, it seems really fun. I would definitely give it a try.
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Old July 16th, 2013 (12:38 AM).
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Well, please wait a few weeks, then I can post it :3. Good to see somebody likes it
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