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Old October 27th, 2013, 06:58 PM
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I realized that I have never posted a update for my mononormal run, so I will cancel that and actually start a new challenge that I will update, so here it is:
Username: PokeChallenger217
Challenge?: Ultimate(except X/Y but will extend this run to X/Y when I get them)
Type: Rock, a type that I never use(lol, it seems like rock is among people's favorite type, but I hate them, probably because I have battled Brock so many times and easily won XD)
Games: Blue; Crystal; Emerald; Platinum; Black 2
Let's see if I'll actually stick with my promise this time.
Old October 28th, 2013, 03:11 AM
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Got to lake Verity beat a few grunts
VS Mars
Golbat was down to vespiquen's power gem 3HKO
Bronzor was down to Attack Order 3HKO
Scizor 2HKOd purugly with brick break while it couldnt do much to me
Went through mt coronet, had an unfortunate run in with a trainer's rapidash (stupid fire blast i swear to god i am taking crustle in 5th gen) eventually beat it by revive spamming it out of fire blasts and finishing it off with scizor, she had a golduck too but it was easy enough for scizor.
Got Rock Climb taught to SlaveBarel
Got to snowpoint beat gym trainers
VS Candice
Thought i might have some trouble here considering Ice is SE vs Flying but it was fairly easy.
Yanmega 2HKOd sneasel with ancientpower
took a chunk off froslass then died scizor finishing it off with bullet punch
got a bit cocky and decided to use vespiquen vs abomasnow unfortunately it lived an Attack Order and OHKOd with avalanche (Ice type Revenge/Payback) so scizor finished it off,
lastly was Piloswine which was a 2HKO with brick break.
saw barry get his butt whooped went back to veilstone for galactic HQ
sidetracked a bit to get shadow ball for beautifly and psychic for dustox beautifly also learned giga drain.
Both got to 41 in the galactic HQ learning Bug Buzz (finally)
VS Cyrus 2
God, Damn, Honchkrow (i'm dreading the distortion world)
sneasel was fine for scizor a clean bullet punch OHKO
then the honchkrow, ughhhhhhhh this thing has 130 base ATK with drill peck
it was 2HKOing scizor thankfully (only poke that could take a hit) so x scissor took about a third then another one took him to his sitrus berry (revived and healed) then died again and revived/healed and a third x scissor took him to red where he full restored, more revivgn and healing later its back down to yellow i can take a drill peck then hit it with x scissor and finish with bullet punch scizor last poke, he crits me.
Attempt 2
Sneasel was a repeat performance
this time i was a bit craftier, x scissor took just under half then scizor died and yanmega came in, it was faster and took it to red with ancientpower but then sitrus berry boosted it back up to yellow, revived/healed scizor and X scissor finished it off finally.
crobat woulve been a 3HKO with bullet punch but he still had that full restore, it went down eventually.

VS Saturn 2
Vespiquen > Golbat
Vespiquen> Bronzor
Dustox> Toxicroak

nuff said

currently heading to mt coronet and up to the summit (not looking forward to cyrus rematch)


Fluttershy (Beautifly)
Giga Drain
Shadow Ball
Bug Buzz
Stun Spore

Common Man (Dustox)
Sludge Bomb
Bug Buzz

Queenie (Vespiquen)
Attack Order
Heal Order
Power Gem

Megaman (Yanmega)

Slasher (Kricketune)
X Scissor
Focus Energy

Sakura (Scizor)
Bullet Punch
Brick Break
X Scissor
Old October 28th, 2013, 03:43 AM
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Ultimate Randomized Monotype Challenge Fire (SoulSilver)

Update #4

- after beating Chuck I went back to Olivine to beat Jasmine, just to witness her GODDAMN Level 35 Mantine!! o.O Of course it crushed my team immidiately..
- so I went on to train my team, my Magby reached Level 30 and evolved into Magmar
- because I hate grinding I went on to Mahogany Town and the Lake of Rage where I encoutered the Red Gyarados, which turned out to be a Shiney Chingling :D (I never got a shiny in 15 years of Pokemon besides the Gyarados, but as this is just as generated as the Gyarados and no Fire-PKMN, I killed it :0 )
- I crushed Team Rocket in Mahagony Town, along the way my Quilava evolved into Typhlosion
- defeated Pryce and walked back to Olivine to finally beat Jasmine (which still was pretty hard!)
- kicked Team Rocket out of the Radio Tower and evolved my Slugma
- went through the Ice Cave and reached Blackthorn City

My team before the eigth gym:


Level 39 | Female | Adamant | Flame Body
Recover | Strength | Lava Plume | Ancient Power

Level 40 | Male | Hasty | Blaze
Cut | Headbutt | Lava Plume | Flame Wheel

Level 40 | Female | Gentle | Flame Body
Lava Plume | Faint Attack | Confuse Ray | Fire Punch

Level 43 | Male | Bashful | Blaze
Scratch | Close Combat | Flame Wheel | Taunt

Level 16 | Female | Relaxed | Swift Swim
Whirlpool | Bite | Surf | Water Pulse

Ultimate Randomized Monotype Challenge:

Leaf Green (2/8) - SoulSilver (16/16) - Ruby (0/8) - Diamond (0/8) - Black 2 (3/8)
Old October 28th, 2013, 10:52 AM
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I've got a question. Since there's no dragon types in X and Y before the 1st gym, is it alright if I just use my starter until I catch a dragon type and then once I've caught the dragon type can I just release my starter? :o
Old October 28th, 2013, 11:32 AM
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Originally Posted by GolemLover View Post
I've got a question. Since there's no dragon types in X and Y before the 1st gym, is it alright if I just use my starter until I catch a dragon type and then once I've caught the dragon type can I just release my starter? :o
That is correct. You can also use your starter briefly afterward for the sake of getting low leveled Dragon-types up to a level where they can adequately fight.
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Old October 28th, 2013, 02:44 PM
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Originally Posted by novachief37 View Post
That is correct. You can also use your starter briefly afterward for the sake of getting low leveled Dragon-types up to a level where they can adequately fight.
Alright, thanks. So I'd be able to keep the starter long enough to train the dragon type a little bit? That actually helps alot!
Old October 28th, 2013, 08:31 PM
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Hey, I wanna change my Single Flying Challenge to a Ultimate Flying Monotype challenge!

My versions are as followed: Fire Red, Soul Silver, Ruby, Platinum, and White!
Old October 29th, 2013, 03:22 PM
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Join Date: Jun 2013
Location: Coventry (England)
Age: 21
Gender: Male
Nature: Jolly
Type : Poison
Challenge : Ultimate
Game : Volt White 2
Badges : 8 + E4 & Champion

Caught a Lvl 3 Weedle at Route 19.

Gym #1:
VS Leader Cheren

Caught a Lvl 14 Venipede at Route 20 and a Lvl 12 Nidoran ♂at Virbank Complex.

Gym #2:
VS Leader Roxie

Gifted a Lvl 10 Bulbasaur in Castelia City.

Gym #3:
VS Leader Burgh

I forgot to take a screenshot after beating Gym #4 - Elesa and saved the game before I realized my mistake

Gym #5:
VS Leader Clay

Gym #6:
VS Leader Skyla

Gym #7:
VS Leader Drayden

Gym #8:
VS Leader Marlon

Elite Four #1:
VS Elite Four Shauntal

Elite Four #2:
VS Elite Four Marshal

Elite Four #3:
VS Elite Four Grimsley

Elite Four #4:
VS Elite Four Caitlin

VS Champion Iris

Final Team

Lvl 80
Ice Beam | Fire Punch | Dragon Tail | Cut

Lvl 80
Rock Slide | Poison Tail | Steamroller | Venoshock

Lvl 80
Strength | Grass Pledge | Venoshock | Leaf Storm

Lvl 81
Cross Poison | Poison Jab | X-Scissor | Megahorn

It feels good to finally complete a type. I dunno what I'll move onto next but, once I decide, I'll definitely be back :D
It's a good job that I'm not able to make my own ROM hack. It would be insanely difficult to complete, even for me!
Old October 29th, 2013, 04:06 PM
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I actually completed this a while ago but wasn't active on PC to post it when I had done it and have lost of the team.

Anyway, moving on to the next challenge...

Name: Pave Low
Type: Bug
Challenge: Single
Game: Emerald

Last edited by Mr. Avocado; October 30th, 2013 at 12:42 AM. Reason: Steelix and Golem were able to evolve w/o trade
Old October 29th, 2013, 07:06 PM
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Nature: Lax
Challenge:Solo Monotype
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Old October 30th, 2013, 04:22 PM
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I believe it's okay to post a question here. I've already completed a monotype challenge in the past (Fire Red, Mono-Bug) but I was curious if I wanted to submit it towards the ultimate monotype challenge, would it still count? Would all I have to do is move onto one of the Johto games?

Also, what if I wanted to use another type, would anyone mind giving me suggestions on what type they enjoyed using the most. Mind you, I'm going to go for the ultimate monotype challenge either way, but, I'm just curious to what would be a fun type to use. I was thinking Normal, but it seems like a lot of people are already attempting that as is. I don't know, I hope this isn't out of line due to the nature of this post, but I just want to ask for opinions/get answers.
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Old October 30th, 2013, 09:06 PM
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Nature: Brave
I messed up on my challenge, so I had to start over. D: I'd love to try another challenge though.

Username: GolemLover
Challenge: Single
Type: Fire
Game: Pokemon Y
Old November 1st, 2013, 10:19 AM
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Y Poison Monotype - Challenge complete

I'm not gonna bother posting overviews of all the big battles and such, so here was my final team and such after beating Diantha:
Player name: Ivy (female)
Time: 29:21

Gengar (M) "Spookshire", Level 62
Nature: Docile
Obtained at: Route 14
Moves: Confuse Ray, Focus Blast, Sludge Bomb, Thunderbolt
Named after Marriland's classic Gengar used from his DP Wi-Fi battles way back, I think I have to give the MVP to him. Very fast and had good oomph to his attacks.

Drapion (F) "Arachnida", Level 62
Nature: Gentle
Obtained at: Route 14
Ability: Battle Armor
Moves: Crunch, Earthquake, Poison Jab, Swords Dance
A bulky addition to the team, her attacks weren't exactly the strongest under the roof but she got the job done well.

Dragalge (F) "Radish", Level 61 (no image)
Nature: Sassy
Obtained at: Ambrette Town
Ability: Poison Point
Moves: Dragon Pulse, Focus Blast, Sludge Bomb, Thunderbolt
Easily the least valuable member of the team. She didn't really get too much action, and the only Elite Four member she got any screen time against was Drasna.

Nidoking (M) "Percy", Level 62
Nature: Docile
Obtained at: Route 11
Ability: Poison Point
Moves: Earth Power, Earthquake, Flamethrower, Poison Jab
Very diverse, with his wide array of moves I was able to adjust them for whatever battle I had coming up to use him against.

Toxicroak (M) "Dartboard", Level 61
Nature: Lax
Obtained at: Route 7
Ability: Dry Skin
Moves: Brick Break, Dark Pulse, Poison Jab, Power-Up Punch
Another very helpful member. That Fighting-type was pretty useful on more than one occasion. And since I had never used a Toxicroak seriously before this, he was pretty fun to use.

(M) "Hopper", Level 61
Nature: Serious
Obtained at: Route 6
Ability: Poison Point
Moves: Earthquake, Megahorn, Poison Jab, Swords Dance
I'll give the MVP to him also. Scolipede is in my top 20 favorite Pokémon, and he had some powerful attacks to use, especially with Swords Dance under the belt. Most of the Gym Leaders didn't stand a chance.

And Pokémon in storage:
Beedrill (M) "Buzzer", Level 23

Budew (F) "Aromasse", Level 17

Venusaur (M) "Flax", Level 41

Swalot (F) "Jello", Level 30

Crobat (F) "Boggart", Level 60

Tentacool (M) "Squid", Level 25

Trubbish (M) "Basket", Level 35

Foonguss (M) "1-Up", Level 34

Oddish (F) "Mikaela", Level 34

Victreebel (M) "Flytrap", Level 52

That's one down, so I think I can say I enjoyed playing through it all things considered.
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Old November 2nd, 2013, 02:55 AM
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Age: 19
Gender: Male
Nature: Adamant

I just completed a Psychic type run. I didn't want to post here that I was going to do it cause when I do that it makes me less wanting to do it. So I just done it.

It was on my X game.

IGN: Adam
Old November 2nd, 2013, 08:07 AM
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Username: MuchaHawlucha
Type: Flying
Challenge: Ultimate (Up to Gen 5)
Game(s): Red, Gold, Ruby, Pearl, Black 2
Old November 2nd, 2013, 08:14 PM
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Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: The States
Age: 22
Gender: Male
Nature: Adamant
username: fenneking
Type: Fire
Challenge: Not Ultimate, All Type in Kalos
Games: Pokemon Y

Possible Team:
Delphox, Pyroar, Talonflame, Rapidash, Houndoom, Ninetales/Arcanine
Old November 3rd, 2013, 09:43 AM
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Username: JMACC
Type: electric
Challenge: Ultimate
Game(s): FireRed Crystal Emerald Platinum White X
Old November 3rd, 2013, 11:48 AM
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Update #1:

Ok I've finished Red and will be moving onto Gold.
I enjoyed using my team especially Dragonite. It took ages to train but ended up getting a bit overleveled compared to the rest of the team.

Final Team:

Charizard Lv.46
- Slash
- Flamethrower
- Earthquake
- Cut

Pidgeot Lv.45
- Wing Attack
- Fly
- Sky Attack
- Double Edge

Butterfree Lv. 46
- Psybeam
- Psychic
- Supersonic
- Stun Spore

Golbat Lv.48
- Wing Attack
- Mega Drain
- Bite
- Toxic

Gyarados Lv.49
- Body Slam
- Thunderbolt
- Hydro Pump
- Strength

Dragonite Lv.56
- Ice Beam
- Hyper Beam
- Surf
- Fire Blast
Old November 4th, 2013, 01:28 AM
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Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: South Africa
Age: 21
Gender: Male
Nature: Hasty
Challenge: Ultimate
Game(s):Red,Crystal,Emerald,Platinum,White 2,Y
started a challenge couple years ago then forgot that i never finished it ill start it up again now but my progress is buried in the old thread(just check my recent posts and youll find them) finished Red,crystal and emerald and surprisingly still have the youtube videos of my run(link in sig) will start platinum today
My Current Challenges:

UMC-Fire youtube channel
UNOVA(white 2(considering volt white 2 on hard mode for challenge))-not started
KALOS(Y)-not started

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Old November 4th, 2013, 06:04 AM
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Join Date: Nov 2011
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Nature: Gentle
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Type: Ghost
Challenge: Ultimate
Game(s): LY, C, S, Pt, B2
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Last edited by Taposa; November 5th, 2013 at 02:47 AM. Reason: Change Game because it's so hard to get Ghost for Yellow.
Old November 4th, 2013, 02:31 PM
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Alright, it's about time for me to update. This one's on Pokemon Yellow, using only Electric types.

Update #1

Badges: 3

My progress:

-Started game, got Pikachu, named it Zapper, etc.
-Nothing majorly important happened until I caught Magnemite on Route 10, named Magneto.
-Received an Eevee in Celadon City, which I evolved into a Jolteon, named Volta.
-Saved in Celadon City.


Magneto the Magnemite Lv. 29


Zapper the Pikachu Lv. 42

Mega Kick

Volta the Jolteon Lv. 28

Tail Whip

That's it for now. I would have updated sooner, but certain academic situations have kept me from doing so. Also, I've been trying to put some time into my X run of the Mega Evolution Challenge, so that's gotten in the way too. But, now I'll be able to work on it more efficiently. See you guys later!
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Old November 5th, 2013, 06:02 AM
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I'm up to the champion...

GOD it's hard

edit: I did it...

here's the proof

-after I beat the last gym, I started to surf. yay...
-well, then I entered victory road
-neither gave me much trouble other than a stray torterra from a trainer (ugg)
-I made it to the elite four! yay
-I failed miserably
-I grinded
-failed again
-I tried to get a lucky egg to make grinding easier
-I got a lv 20 luxio (trained lv 3 shinx) and used a repel to find a chansey easier
-I gave up, bought 8 hyper potions and 8 revives, and started the elite four
-The bug guy wasn't that hard
-I blew half my stuff on the ground guy
-I beat the fire guy
-I crunched the psychic guy
-I saved right before the champion
-I restarted multiple times. GOD, is that garchomp hard. why is it dragon/ground anyway?
-before the battle, I rare candied static and spark to revive them, hyper potioned shock, and taught it attract.
-I used zapper to discharge spiritomb...Cynthia used a full restore so spiritomb KO'd zapper...I sent out static because I thought it could take a hit or do just a little damage...she switched to garchomp early...garchomp KO'd static...I sent out spark to take a hit...I attempted to heal shock a bit...garchomp missed twice so I got multiple chances...spark got KO'd and I sent shock...I used attract...I got lucky and KO'd garchomp...with low health and an elixer I barely KO'd gastrodon...lucario waisted all my haper/max potions...milotic was annoying but easy...I used attract on roserade...I got lucky that it got immobilized by love enough to KO it


Level 69
Dread Plate
Caught at Level 3 Route 202


Level 50
Caught at Level 7 Valley Windworks
-Hidden Power Fire
-Super Fang


Level 58
No item
Caught at Level 18 Trophy Garden


Level 21
Exp. Share
Caught at Level 3 Route 202


-Rock Smash




-Rock Smash
-Rock Climb

and my starter...
Completed Chalenges on Pokémon Pearl
Electric Monotype
No-Catch Challenge hard mode
Pichu Solo Run (post-game)
Budew Solo Run
Azurill Solo Run
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Old November 6th, 2013, 08:12 PM
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Username: braixen
Type: fairy
Challenge: single
Game(s): y

i want to do a bug ultimate challenge in the future but the fairies were calling me ~__~

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Old November 7th, 2013, 11:32 AM
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Team Warlock!!!!
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: currently tunneling to the earths core
Nature: Naughty
Challenge: Ultimate
Games: FR, SS, S, P, W, Y

I know a lot of people are doing bug, but I've already done a bunch of monotypes with ghost and water and I almost never end up using bugs in game.
Starting with Fire Red. wish me luck!
Old November 7th, 2013, 08:20 PM
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Join Date: Nov 2013
Gender: Female
Username: Fsteak
Type: Bug
Challenge: Ultimate under Gen 5 standards (I'll be doing this entirely via emulator)
Game(s): LeafGreen > HeartGold > Sapphire > Platinum > White

Starting with LeafGreen:

> Named self Alice and Rival Butt
> Chose Squirtle, named her Surf
> Beat Butt for the first time.
> Delivered the parcel to Professor Oak without battling any pokemon.
> Caught a Weedle, named her Honey and put it on point.
> Caught a Caterpie, named him Butter.
> Level grinded both Honey and Butter to level 10 before battling Butt a second time
> Beat Butt for the second time, Honey's Fury Attack making short work of Pidgey and Butter's Confusion trumping Bulbasaur.
> Saved and called it a night.

My team so far:

Level 10 Female Beedrill
> Poison Sting
> String Shot
> Harden
> Fury Attack

Level 10 Male Butterfree
> Tackle
> String Shot
> Harden
> Confusion

Level 6 Female Squirtle
> Tackle
> Tail Whip

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