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Old February 13th, 2012 (01:31 AM). Edited May 19th, 2012 by Enigma.
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now in version 2!
original challenge and CSS by
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the concept
In this challenge, you are to use an official theme deck (official as in published by the Wizards of the Coast or by the Pokemon Company, not a deck you made yourself) and use the cards in the deck to build a Pokemon team to use in a game that you choose.

the rules
1. All PC rules apply.
2. You must use Pokemon whose cards are in the deck that you choose.
3. Any Pokemon is allowed as long as it is in your deck.
4. Trading or hacking for Pokemon or eggs that can't be found in your game is allowed.
5. Emulators are allowed.
6. HM slaves are allowed.
7. This challenge is for any of the main series RPG games (RBYG/GSC/RSE/FRLG/DPPt/HGSS/BW).
8. Please update! We want to hear about your adventure.
9. Have fun!
10. This challenge ends when:
  • RBYG/FRLG: Defeat the E4.
  • GSC/HGSS: Defeat PKMN Trainer Red.
  • RSE: Defeat the E4, or Steven in Emerald.
  • DPPt: Defeat the E4.
  • BW: Defeat Champion Alder.


choosing a deck
To choose a deck, go here and choose any of the English or Special theme decks. There are many to choose from, so you should be able to find one that suits you.

now what?
Now that you have a deck, click on it and you will find a list of cards that are included in that deck. Any of the Pokemon listed as a card can be used in your team. You can only use the Pokemon are listed, and if they are not fully evolved you must keep it that way. The only rule that you must follow is the play through the game using only Pokemon in the deck that you choose. Some optional rules are to nickname yourself and your party based on the trainer cards in your deck, to not use legendaries even if they are in your deck, using moves similar to the move(s) on the card for your Pokemon, or any other restriction that you can think of.

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Username | Game | Deck

d4rka8isz | Platinum | Hydrobloom
Ash&pikachuarethebest | Black | Furious Knights
Luigi-San | Crystal | Rock Garden
Phonastik | Emerald | James
Facelift | Emerald | Silvery Ocean
KoboraX | Emerald | Team Aqua
GhostQuill | Silver | Sabrina
Ratty99 | FireRed | Trouble
Anglican | Sapphire | Sapphire
Jasonguppy | Emerald Omega | Oasis
Magikarplvl.98 | Ruby | Jetstream


champions
InfernoRogue | Ruby | Team Magma
InfernoRogue | Emerald | FireFang
punkrocker419 | Red | Overgrowth
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Old February 14th, 2012 (09:52 PM).
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I saw this being talked about on the Syd is Lazy thread and I was excited, so here goes nothing!
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Old February 15th, 2012 (04:39 AM).
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Here goes Nothing!
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I'll start after I Finish my current challenge, and don'y expect many updates, iT'LL TAKE SOME TIME TO FINISH THIS ANYWAY
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Old February 15th, 2012 (06:55 AM).
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Hey I'll give this a try also:

Username: Ash&pikachuarethebest
Game: Black
Deck: Furious Knights

I will be taking my time with this challenge also since I will be playing it on my actual copy of Black as it might encourage me to actually complete the game as I have found it so boring lol.
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Old February 15th, 2012 (11:02 AM).
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Old February 15th, 2012 (05:37 PM). Edited February 15th, 2012 by phonastik.
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Whoo I'm so in.
Name: Phonastik (Phon in game)
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Old February 15th, 2012 (08:19 PM).
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Facelift | Emerald | Silvery Ocean

The Team:
Meganium (Chikorita replacing Treecko at lvl 3)
Granbull (Snubbull replacing wild Ziggys at lvl 3)
Xatu (Natu replacing Taillows in the route before the Petalburg Forest)
Stantler (Replacing Rusturf's Whismur)

I'll get started right away
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Old February 15th, 2012 (09:14 PM).
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Alrighty, first post updated. c: Hopefully this weekend I can get a good start on my own challenge.
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Old February 15th, 2012 (11:15 PM).
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I'll hack in Growlithe at the start of my game, is that okay?
So roughly this'll be my team at the end of the game:
- Reshiram
- Arcanine ( Hack in as Growlithe )
- Persian ( Hack in as Meowth )
- Chandelure
- Basculin
and Vannilite
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Old February 16th, 2012 (02:09 AM).
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Awright. So I hacked in the three Pokemon that I won't be able to get ingame (Dratini, Rattata and Wooper) very early on. I'll play with a team of three until I get to Fiery Path, which is where Koffing can be found.
The team so far:
Phon- Level 17

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Rocket- Level 20

Water Gun
Tail Whip
Slam
Mud Shot

Mussy- Level 20

Tackle
Tail Whip
Quick Attack
Hyper Fang
Item: Everstone (Raticate isn't in the deck)

Komodo- Level 20

Wrap
Leer
Thunder Wave
Twister

And I got the Pokerus!!
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Old February 16th, 2012 (02:20 AM).
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I've just realised i can't get any of my pokemon until just after the first gym and then after that i can get two of them straight away do you mind if i play the game till then? Because I also can't hack anything into my game unless anyone one has Pokemon Black AR codes but i will need the master code for it to work on my game as for some reason i can't update my AR with the USB wire??:-/
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Old February 16th, 2012 (03:01 PM).
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'Kay, I got started my challenge. I decided that I would count the number of:
Potions Used
Pokecenters Used
Run Aways
I didn't set any limits, except for Run aways, I can only run away 20 times. So Far:
8 Pokecenters used
4 Potions used
1 Run Away

I started out with a bashful lvl3 Chikorita, named Leaf.
As of now, it's the most useful, with the quickest grow rate, and most attacking moves. Right now, it's evolved and is a lvl 18 Bayleef. It has Pokerus, I do not even know what that means. I soloed Roxanne with this. It has Razor Leaf, PoisonPowder, Tackle, and Reflect. It's ability is Overgrow. I favor its Sp Attack and Defense.

My Snubbull is named Dogma, after a certain movie... It's nature is Hardy.
Right now, it is the least useful. It's not bad, it's just not as useful as the others. It has Tackle, Tail Whip, Charm, and Scary Look (or Face, or whatever it's called). Right now, it is lvl 14. I didn't use this in the gym battle against Roxanne. It's Ability is Run Away. I favor its Attack.

My Natu is named All Knowin, because it reminded of a seeing eye. It is of a Timid nature. It is lvl 15, and is more useful than Dogma, but less useful than Leaf. I didn't use this against Roxanne. It has Leer, Peck, and Night Shade. It's ability is Early Bird. I favor its speed.
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Old February 16th, 2012 (06:09 PM).
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Quote originally posted by pokepokemo:
I'll hack in Growlithe at the start of my game, is that okay?
Of course.

Quote originally posted by Ash&pikachuarethebest:
I've just realised i can't get any of my pokemon until just after the first gym and then after that i can get two of them straight away do you mind if i play the game till then?
Sure, that's alright with me.
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Old February 17th, 2012 (02:51 AM).
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Quote originally posted by Facelift:
'Kay, I got started my challenge. I decided that I would count the number of:
Potions Used
Pokecenters Used
Run Aways
I didn't set any limits, except for Run aways, I can only run away 20 times. So Far:
8 Pokecenters used
4 Potions used
1 Run Away
I might also do the same as you and I agree limiting how many pokemon centres to use would be daft how ever maybe not your potions I'll think of something lol :-)
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Old February 20th, 2012 (03:26 AM).
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TCG Challenge (Team Magma Deck)
Update #1

▸ Started the game, named myself Inferno, etc.
▸ After doing the beginning stuff, I got a Houndour, named it "Kasei".
▸ Needed some luck and a ton of grinding to get Kasei to defeat Roxanne.
▸ Went to Dewford, entered the cave and caught an Aron, named it "Touken".
▸ Saved in Granite Cave while grinding once again, this time in hopes of evolving Kasei before the next gym.


Kasei Lv. 20
Ember, Leer, Howl, Smog


Touken Lv. 16
Tackle, Metal Claw, Mud-Slap, Headbutt

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Old February 20th, 2012 (07:31 AM).
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game: red
deck: overgrowth
I'm sorry it won't let me link to the deck because I haven't made 15 posts yet but i will pm you the link.
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Old February 21st, 2012 (05:47 AM).
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I am very sorry, I have to clear up some time simply to do my current challenge, so can I withdraw? I am not very good at training and am not very patient so I will withdraw for now.....

If I do re-enter, I will pick a different deck and game.
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Old February 21st, 2012 (05:40 PM).
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I just completed my Overgrowth deck run on Red. Here are some screens of the hall of fame (sorry for quality my computer was having issues taking screenshots).

My team was,
Tentacles, the Ivysaur. Lv. 48
143/82/93/88/102
Cut, Poison Powder, Sleep Powder, Razor Leaf

Gem, the Starmie. Lv. 51
139/100/111/142/122
Swift, Psychic, Recover, Surf

Rawr, the Gyarados. Lv. 59 MVP
209/193/138/136/145
Thunderbolt, Dragon Rage, Strength, Surf

Overall i think it was a pretty successful run, not very hard but still enjoyable.
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Old February 22nd, 2012 (07:54 AM).
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I've changed my game to Platinum so this is what's happened so far.
Spoiler:
-I played the introduction until Jubilife where I could get the Poketch for the Pokemon Modifier cheat.
-I hacked in all of my Pokemon but Snorunt since I can find that on Route 216 I think.
-Right now, I am training my Pokemon.


My Team:
Spoiler:

Flynn/Treecko/Lv. 7
Male/Overgrow/Don't remember the Nature
Moveset: Pound
Absorb
Leer?
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Cyla/Milotic/Lv. 5
Female/Marvel Scale/Jolly
Moveset: Water Gun
Wrap
Water Sport
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Fish Thing/Mudkip/Lv. 6
Male/Torrent/Something
Moveset: Tackle
Growl
Mud-Slap
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Blubbalina/Gulpin/Lv. 5
Female/Liquid Ooze/Something
Moveset: Pound
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Old February 25th, 2012 (03:11 AM).
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Update #2 (Final Update)

▸ Decided just to go ahead and battle Brawly, actually won with only Touken (Mud-Slap + Iron Defense = Victory)
▸ Kasei evolved into a Houndoom before battling Brendan.
▸ Defeated Brendan.
▸ Defeated Wattson easily.
▸ Defeated Team Magma at Mt. Chimney.
▸ Defeated Flannery.
▸ Touken evolved into a Lairon after the gym battle.
▸ While looking for a Baltoy, I ended up running into a Shiny Cacnea. I caught it, but it's a shame that I can't use it.


▸ Finally found and caught a Baltoy, named it "Guujin".
▸ Trained it up a little before taking on the next gym.
▸ Defeated Norman.
▸ Defeated Team Magma again.
▸ Defeated Winona.
▸ Guujin evolved into a Claydol.
▸ Defeated Liza and Tate.
▸ Defeated Maxie.
▸ Touken evolved into an Aggron.
▸ Defeated Wallace.
▸ Did a little training before taking on the E4.
▸ The Elite Four were pretty easy.
▸ Steven wasn't too much of a challenge once Touken started using Iron Defense.





Kasei Lv. 56
Flamethrower, Bite, Shadow Ball, Smog


Touken Lv. 55
Iron Defense, Iron Tail, Earthquake, Take Down


Guujin Lv. 53
Mud-Slap, Psybeam, AncientPower, Sandstorm

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Old February 25th, 2012 (09:43 PM). Edited February 25th, 2012 by KoboraX.
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My party choices are below.

Chinchou will be hacked in as my starter



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Old February 25th, 2012 (10:04 PM).
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Quote originally posted by KoboraX:
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Game: Emerald

Deck: Team Aqua
http://bulbapedia.bulbagarden.net/wiki/Aqua_Deck_Kit_(TCG)
Quote:
The Aqua Deck Kit (Japanese: 構築済みデッキ アクア団ハーフデッキW Pre-built Deck Aqua Gang Half Deck W) is a Japanese-exclusive deck kit
Quote originally posted by First Post:
To choose a deck, go here and choose any of the English or Special theme decks.


Now, if you were to choose the English Team Aqua theme deck, that would work.
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Old February 25th, 2012 (10:58 PM).
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Edited my original post. Now it's right...I guess.
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Old February 25th, 2012 (11:16 PM).
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Quote originally posted by KoboraX:
Edited my original post. Now it's right...I guess.
Yep, it's correct now. Welcome to the challenge. :)
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Game: Silver
Deck: Sabrina

Much probably my team will be Haunter, Alakazam, and Porygon 2
Also, can we hack in trade evolutions?
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