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Conversation Between Alakazam17 and CodeHelmet
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  1. CodeHelmet
    September 18th, 2017 4:21 PM
    So I posted my Anime challenge for everyone to try. It's basically a standard Nuzlocke but without the first encounter. Instead your limited by the cast of characters and the corresponding Pokemon you chose for them prior to starting the challenge. Once you finish catching all listed cast members, you may not catch any more Pokemon.

    My inaugural challenge will utilize the show Star vs. the Forces of Evil

    Star Butterfly: Butterfree
    Marco Diaz: Machoke
    Jackie: Venusaur
    Pony Head: Rapidash
    Tom: Charizard
    Queen Butterfly: Lapras
    King Butterfly: Primeape
    Ferguson: Snorlax
    Alfonzo: Parasect

    Kind of don't need to explain any of them aside from Ferguson and Alfonzo. Ferguson is a heavy set character so I picked a fat Pokemon. Alfonzo kind of stays inconspicuously in the background because he's a social outcast(aka nerd) and hence I chose Parasect.

    Hope to start this challenge tomorrow provided I get approval, although I don't think I'll have the Flashy story that you're able to articulate so well. I'll simply have updates, although you're welcome to give my challenge a try whenever you feel ready.
  2. Alakazam17
    September 18th, 2017 5:14 AM
    Both of those shows are really popular, but I've just never gotten around to them. I tend not to watch American animated shows as a whole though, mostly due to their "monster-of-the-day" premise. That and I've undoubtedly been spoiled by the style of Japanese animation. ^^

    You definitely should suggest it. I'm sure enough people would like to try it as well. I don't know how you'd feel about making a thread regarding it, but that would be a good idea also. The same goes for your "1-per-type" challenge from earlier.
  3. CodeHelmet
    September 17th, 2017 8:12 PM
    Powerpuff girls is an animated series here in the "States" that was recently revived last year. Here's a Wiki link: Powerpuff Girls Ironically enough, the series made its way to Japan as an Anime but with my Anime challenge, ANY animated show would work. Oh and TMNT= Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles(hence 4 Turtles with a mutated Rat sensei and a human antagonist with a unique set of Samurai Armor that reminds me of the Pokemon Bisharp).

    Not sure how One Piece would work out though. Tempted to suggest my idea in the Idea topic of the Challenge board with my Code Lyoko example.
  4. Alakazam17
    September 17th, 2017 6:51 PM
    I'm not too familiar with any of the franchises you mentioned, aside from recognizing some of the names. *sweatdrop* It sounds like a good idea however, and I have considered associating anime characters with Pokémon before. One Piece is what usually comes to mind, though I'd be limited with Gen I not having anything resembling a reindeer. xD

    I have tried teams based on various trainers in the games, ranging from gym leaders to random Youngsters or Lasses. I haven't done that since Gen II was the current gen though. =O
  5. CodeHelmet
    September 17th, 2017 1:39 PM
    Eh Ditto catch isn't so bad. It's getting a Pokemon with the correct Special value for the Pokemon you need that proves to be the sticking point. Also yeah, the 802 challenge kind of inspired it but I don't think it will work considering I have one copy of Yellow and no other means of trading/importing Pokemon short of Ditto Glitch and training them up the hard way(unless I use the item duplication glitch(a special case of Ditto glitch) to get Rare Candies).

    I might propose the "Anime" challenge or taking a favorite animated show that you like and creating a team based on the characters of the show. An example would be my last run where I based my team off of the French Anime Code Lyoko. You basically analyze the characters and try to match them to a Pokemon to the best of your ability. Like if I was to do TMNT, I'd do a Squirtle, Torkoal(if I could) or anything remotely close to a Turtle Pokemon or Ninja(like Greninja). Then Raticate for Splinter and then Bisharp for the main antagonist Shredder.

    I might do my next run on the Powerpuff Girls. There are three of them(four if you count the one they're debuting today as of right now or 5:30pm EST(still got 3 hours before it's revealed where I am)) and the line of Pokemon that best fits them is the Eevee line. This latest PPG appears to have telekinetic powers, hence a perfect representation of Espeon. However, if I base it on just the original three, I'll go with Blossom as Jolteon, Buttercup as Flareon and Bubbles as Vaporeon with Professor as Kangaskhan. Then I'd have to figure out who else to add to the team.
  6. Alakazam17
    September 17th, 2017 9:55 AM
    That sounds similar to the 802 Challenge in the main Challenges, though you're of course doing it by yourself instead of part of a group. I don't think it's one that I'd try though, mostly because I like alternating my team members a lot, which you have likely noticed from reading my Nuzlocke.

    At least in Machamp's case you can legally get one through an in-game trade. The rest are more difficult though, unfortunately. =/
  7. CodeHelmet
    September 17th, 2017 4:56 AM
    Next challenge I might do is to beat the game using all 151 Pokemon in order. That is using each Pokemon line in battle against the E4 and Champion and therefore my first team will be Venusaur, Charizard, Blastoise, Butterfree, Beedrill(via Ditto Catch) and Pidgeot. Next attempt will include Raticate, Fearow, Arbok(Ditto Catch), Raichu(Ditto Catch), Sandslash and Nidoqueen. Then so on and so forth through the list using their fully evolved forms ^^

    *Edit* I might opt to substitute Pikachu for Raichu and Graveler, Haunter, Machoke and Kadabra for the 4 Pokemon I have to trade in order to evolve rather than catching their fully evolved forms via Ditto Glitch and having to train them with just their base moves(they don't learn anything AFAIK). I could test to see if its true or not considering I have all 151 in my current game.

    I will add that it will be difficult to do some of this challenge since most of the Pokemon later on in the list don't appear until much later in the game so I might put a qualifier that I could challenge the E4 multiple times in one run-through(heck I might just do it now in my current game considering I have everyone).
  8. CodeHelmet
    September 10th, 2017 6:24 PM
    Whenever I face Sabrina, I find Pokemon with strong physical attacks(Body Slam, Slash, Hyper Beam... eh you can catch a Dratini in Safari Zone and grind the hell out of it to level 50 for the move and evolve it to Dragonair. Thing is will you be lucky enough to fish one) do extremely well since the Abra line lacks defense and hitpoints to withstand such attacks. Psychic types, in effect, are glass cannons(all attack, no defense). That's why I think your bird's and Claws will do best against her.

    I'll think about which type to go with. Might go with Ground, might not.
  9. Alakazam17
    September 10th, 2017 5:47 PM
    Ground is a good choice as well. In fact they all can be. There are so many choices for a monotype that earlier this year I decided to do use a randomizer to determine a type. It chose Psychic, and so I hacked an Abra(with Confusion instead of Teleport) in as a starter. However, as you can probably guess, it got way too easy so I eventually gave up and started my Nuzlocke. ^^

    Thanks for reading! I was actually thinking Puffy might be my best bet against Sabrina. As a Wigglytuff she will have an insane amount of HP, enough to take a Psychic or two(at least I hope so). I won't evolve her until she learns Body Slam, which should happen before the gym fight. Double-Edge is tempting, but recoil moves seem too dangerous given the type of challenge this is.
  10. CodeHelmet
    September 10th, 2017 5:29 PM
    In Yellow, Jynx is unavailable(Ditto Glitch catch) and I can't trade to evolve Kadabra into Alakazam(otherwise I would). I might look into a Ground Type run since Sandshrew can learn Cut and Nido's(Nidoking/Nidoqueen) can learn Surf(the two HM's ill need). I can catch a Nido early for Brock and would likely have to solo Misty as a Nidorino/Nidorina. Full team would probably be Sandshrew, Diglett, Cubone, Nidoqueen, Nidoking and Onix.

    Also I read your latest chapter. Erika was a cakewalk, as should Koga with Gwen and Stooges. Sabrina will be a toughie but your best bet will probably be Stooges. Got some grinding ahead of you though as Koga's ace is level 50 and Gary has a level 40 Jolteon waiting for you in Saffron.
  11. Alakazam17
    September 10th, 2017 5:10 PM
    I just posted it. ^_^

    A lot of Normal-types can learn Psychic if I recall, so you can teach one of them that for dealing with Ghosts(which are all part-Poison in Gen I). The same can be said of Rock-types really, as they tend to have lower Special stats.

    My first ever Monotype Challenge was a Psychic run in Blue, and I agree that it was very easy. I used a full team though(Alakazam, Slowbro, Jynx, Exeggutor, Hypno, and Starmie iirc).
  12. CodeHelmet
    September 10th, 2017 4:42 PM
    With regards to Beedrill, I *could* get it in Yellow but it would require using the Ditto Glitch to get it(can get any Pokemon in the game that way but can't acquire any Pokemon via the Glitch until I reach Cinnabar Island where Ditto first appears in Yellow). Granted I do believe hacking or using glitches is against the rules(but the Ditto Glitch is exclusive to Generation 1 and only Generation 1 games(not FireRed or LeafGreen)).

    Poison is a possibility but Sabrina and anyone with Psychic Pokemon would be your kryptonite. Psychic obviously wouldn't be ideal because Psychic is alas OP in Generation 1 due to a lack of counters(seriously Kadabra, Hypno and Mr.Mime is all I would need.

    I did think about doing a Normal Type run but I'd have to find a way to beat Rock and Ghost Types. Suppose Flying Types can counter Ghost's(as well as beat the Fighting Type's I'd be weak against) but I'll have to teach Dig to someone or use Super Fang and just outright brute strength Rock Opponents.

    As for your Nuzlocke, I'll look forward to reading it.
  13. Alakazam17
    September 10th, 2017 10:54 AM
    I did a Bug Monotype in Blue Version and I got by nicely, Though if you use Yellow Beedrill won't be an option, so it might be harder. I've always wanted to do a Poison one, though that would be pretty easy what with Bulbasaur and both Nidorans available early on.

    As for my Nuzlocke, I'm halfway through writing the chapter and I hope to have it up by this afternoon. ^_^
  14. CodeHelmet
    September 10th, 2017 10:18 AM
    Think I'm going to do a Yellow Monotype challenge in my next Yellow run-through. Just having trouble deciding on what type to go with. Fire is in the early lead but I'm also considering Normal and Water. Any suggestions for what you'd go with? I did Bug awhile back and it was tough to say the least but I managed to win thanks to Sleep, Psychic and Slash.

    Btw, when are you posting an update to your Nuzzlocke?

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