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Old May 6th, 2017 (3:51 AM). Edited June 7th, 2018 by Janp.
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Welcome to the 719 802 Challenge
Original challenge and rules made by Matzeho1996 back in 2014

Rules:
1. Challengers have to use teams made by Fully Evolved Pokemon in chronological order... The goal of this challenge is to use every Pokemon from Venusaur to Marshadow
If you aren't sure what Pokemon are next, use this for help...
2. Your team must consist minimal of 3 Pokemon
3. You are allowed to skip 1 Pokemon
4. If you skip 1 Pokemon the next challenger HAS to use that Pokemon
5. You can decide the game you want to play, but keep in mind that if all of the Kanto Pokemon have been used that you can't play R/B/Y anymore and so on...
6. Not Fully Evolved Pokemon like Golbat and Scyther in R/B/Y count as Fully evolved in their generation (That means, both Golbat and Crobat will be use during challenge). Alolan Pokemon can be used instead of their normal conterparts
7. Pokemon with no evolutions like Farfetch'd and Lapras count as Fully Evolved
8. Shinys and HMs slaves are allowed. If you get a Shiny you can swap that Shiny Pokemon with a Pokemon from your team.
9. You might need to hack your rom or trade with friends to get your pokemon, so trading and hacking is allowed.
10. Megas and Z-Moves are allowed
11. Legendaries do count! Event only legendaries are optional
12. Challenge ends when you reach Hall of Fame for the 1st time


Hopefully we can use all 802 Pokemon!

Examples for few first teams:
Spoiler:
1. player's team

2. player's team Raichu skipped
3. player's team


And finally, sign ups:
Username:
Game:
Team:
Skipped Pokemon:

Challengers:
Spoiler:
KimbosUnova - Leaf Green -
LRachelR5 - Crystal -
AimLess - Volt White -
Smotemotem - Red -
Fennekin101 - Sun -
Daysonyx - Soul Silver-



Currently skipped ->


Champions:
Spoiler:
Janp - Yellow -
XxHarryxX - Leaf Green -
Kostucha - Leaf Green -
waters_echo - Fire Red -
Smotemotem - Heart Gold -
Janp - Fire Red -




And my sign up:
Username: Janp
Game: Yellow
Skipped Pokemon: None
Team:

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Old May 14th, 2017 (11:49 AM). Edited May 14th, 2017 by XxHarryxX.
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    I like it, great excuse to play Leaf Green again!

    Username: XxHarryxX
    Game: Leaf Green
    Team: Raticate, Clefable, Ninetales, Wigglytuff, Golbat, Parasect
    Skipped Pokemon: Vileplume

    EDIT: Question: if I complete this, can I complete another set down the road? i.e. jump back in during HG/SS or R/S/E pokemon?
    EDIT2: I can't catch Oddish on LG, oops. Skipped.
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    Old May 14th, 2017 (1:31 PM).
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      Oh, I remember this challenge, happy to see it back :D

      Username: Kostucha
      Game: Leaf Green
      Team: Vileplume, Venomoth, Dugtrio, Persian, Golduck, Primeape
      Skipped Pokemon: none
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      Old May 14th, 2017 (4:18 PM).
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        We have not done a challenge here in a while.

        But heck, may as well
        Username: Waters_Echo
        Game: Fire Red (with Randomizer to make trade evos go by level and Bellsprout replace bulbasaur)
        Team: Arcanine, Poliwhirl, Alakazam, Victreebel, Tentacruel, Geodude
        Skipped Pokemon: Machamp
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        Old May 20th, 2017 (8:27 PM). Edited May 26th, 2017 by XxHarryxX.
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          Quick update on my Leaf Green run!

          - Did the start of game stuff, chose Squirtle as the starter.
          - Caught Rattata on Route 1 and grinded up to lv. 9
          - Beat rival, Viridian Forest, etc.
          - Reached Pewter City and Rattata was at Lv. 14; managed to beat Brock with a tail whip and then spam hyper fang
          - Ventured through part of Route 3 dodging trainers whenever I could
          - Caught Zubat, Jigglypuff, Clefairy, and Paras, started grinding and fighting trainers
          - Went through Mt. Moon and Route 3/4 and hit Cerulean City.
          - Beat Rival with help of Raticate and Zubat primarily, then cleared Nugget Bridge
          - Beat Misty with a combo of Paras, Zubat, and Raticate

          Current team:
          Zubat/16: Leech Life/Bite/Supersonic/Astonish
          Clefairy/16:Pound/Secret Power/Sing/Encore
          Jigglypuff/17: Pound/Doubleslap/Sing/Disable
          Paras/19: Bullet Seed/Scratch/Leech Life/Stun Spore
          Raticate/21: Hyper Fang/Quick Attack/Tail Whip/Scary Face

          Go team!

          Update: I got two more badges without any major issues. There was some grinding with Vulpix but that's about it.

          Raticate/27: hyper Fang, quick attack, dig, tail whip
          Parasect/27: Spore, leech life, bullet seed, scratch
          Jigglypuff/27: water pulse, rollout, defense curl, pound
          Clefable/28: brick break, psychic, secret power, Thunderbolt
          Golbat/29: wing attack, bite, leech life, confuse Ray
          Ninetales/30: flamethrower, confuse Ray, quick attack, will-o'-wisp
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          Old June 9th, 2017 (8:13 AM).
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          I'm glad that you all keep this challenge alive. I have exams until end of the June, so I'll join you all right after I have them.
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          Old June 17th, 2017 (6:44 PM).
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            Someone explain why they thought it was a good idea to a) have a distinct sparsity of good held items, b) have basically the only good poison attack's TM available AFTER the league. Toxic's nice, but it's not an attack attack.

            Trainer Eto
            Spoiler:

            We glanced at the levels and decided to grind. Ground up to 65 and took on Rival Grey.
            Taught Sunny Day, Ice Beam, and Shadow Ball TMs
            OUr lineup for vs his team is
            Toast vs his Pidgeot -
            Falaffel vs charizard - sleep powder for win
            Soda Pop vs alakazam
            Cereal vs gyarados
            Hot Pocket vs rhyhorn
            Tiramisu vs exeggutor - all hail the Fire HP

            Proceeded through Victory Path with its magic, teleporting boulders.

            Decided to grind more, to level 70.

            Just used assorted and random to get through the E4.

            Poked ahead at Grey, reloaded after a few, and taught Falaffel Attract (because Charizard's fire blast could OHKO her, and her acid attack wouldn't do enough damage to take it out without 2-3 crits before it woke up and fire-blasted)
            Toast vs his Pidgeot - easy
            Falaffel vs charizard - Sleep powder to stop it attacking, attract to cut the chances of it attacking, then acid. This worked Spectacuarly. When it woke up it proceeded to either miss the fire blast or be infatuated.
            Soda Pop vs alakazam - a lot of messing around- trying to do it so a) there was no Future Sight set up on our next pokemon and set up Barrier
            Cereal vs gyarados - sunny day and then bite its face
            Hot Pocket vs rhyhorn - Earthquake x 2
            Tiramisu vs exeggutor - FIRE! FIIIIREEEEE!

            And then we went to the islands to finally get our hands on things like the Sludge Bomb TM.


            League Team:

            Falaffel
            Victreebel, F, lv70, Chlorophyll, Miracle seed
            Razor leaf, attract, acid, sleep powder
            - we replaced growth with attract to fight our rival and found out after that growth is a pre-evo only move... (she has swords dance now instead, which is fine, I guess, because a) she has higher attack anyway, and b) poison attacks are all physical this gen)

            Hot Pocket
            Golem, M, lv70, Rock head, Leftovers
            Rock blast, double-edge, earthquake, rollout
            - Double-edge is primarily to make use of his ability, so that it's not completely wasted.

            Soda Pop
            Alakazam, M, lv70, Inner focus, Leftovers
            Psybeam, shadow ball, reflect, psychic
            - he is surprisingly good at taking physical hits given that he's an alakazam

            Cereal
            Arcanine, F, lv70, Flash fire, Blackglasses
            Flamethrower, sunny day, bite, flame wheel

            Toast
            Poliwrath, M, lv70, Water absorb, quick claw
            Surf, ice beam, brick break, body slam
            - he wasn't made to use non-stab special moves, but it's fine

            Tiramisu
            Tentacruel, F, lv70, Clear body, Charcoal
            Acid, HP Fire, bubblebeam, barrier
            - the HP Fire remains very useful.

            Badges:
            Boulder, Cascade, Soul, Volcano, Marsh, Rainbow, Thunder, Earth, League

            Challenge: Complete
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            Old June 17th, 2017 (10:23 PM). Edited June 23rd, 2017 by Janp.
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            Congratz :D You are 1st Champion of this challenge <--- XxHarryxX
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            Old June 21st, 2017 (6:31 PM).
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              Hi, I've finished the challenge, see above. Thanks!
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              Old June 22nd, 2017 (2:05 AM).
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                This looks like an awesome challenge! The fact that it is a forum-wide challenge is such a creative idea. Just one suggestion: It would be useful to have the next pokemon (or at least its pokedex entry number) to be picked listed in the OP. Also, perhaps move the skipped pokemon outside of a spoiler. As we get further down the list of pokemon, both of these changes will save people more and more time that would otherwise be spend sifting through challengers/champions to figure out how far we've progressed.
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                Old June 28th, 2017 (3:01 AM).
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                  POKEMON LEAFGREEN 802 CHALLENGE: PART 3
                  Spoiler:

                  -DOUBLE EVOLOUTION!!!!!
                  - DIAMONDHED evolved into Nidoking.
                  - WILDMUTT evolved into Nidoqueen.
                  - Headed south to Vermillion.
                  -Trained around the outskirts of Vermillion.
                  - Took on the SS Anne
                  -SNAKEPIT evolved into Arbok
                  -JETRAY evolved into Fearow
                  -Defeated Rival using CANNONBOLT's Rock Tomb on Pidgeotto, JETRAY's Peck on Wartortle, and Fury Attack on Kadabra, and DIAMONDHED's Double Kick.
                  -CANNONBOLT evolved into Sandslash
                  -Headed to Vermillion Gym
                  -Defeated Lt Surge using WILDMUTT's Water Pulse on Voltorb, and Body Slam on Pikachu and Raichu.


                  TEAM
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                  DIAMONDHED the Nidoking
                  Level 23
                  Double Kick/Peck/Poison Sting/Thrash

                  SNAKEPIT the Arbok
                  Level 22
                  Poison Sting/Bite/Glare/Secret Power

                  BUZZSHOCK the Pikachu
                  Level 22
                  Slam/Mega Punch/Thunder Wave/ Brick Break

                  JETRAY The Fearow
                  Level 23
                  Peck/Fury Attack/Pursuit/Growl

                  WILDMUTT The Nidoqueen
                  Level 22
                  Water Pulse/Body Slam/Thief/Double Kick

                  CANNONBOLT The Sandslash
                  Level 22
                  Slash/Rock Tomb/Poison Sting/Dig

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                  Old July 8th, 2017 (5:01 AM).
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                    Update #1!

                    Spoiler:

                    -Caught Koffing, Nicknamed them Endemon. Had Poison Gas and Tackle :D
                    -Pevom's revenge is OP, 1 hitting Starly left, right, center, and behind!
                    -Trained Endemon to level 5 on route 201. Endemon is like a sharpshooting tank--He hardly ever misses with poison gas, and then can take hits for days!
                    -Was 'taught' how to catch pokemon by the assistant to Prof. Rowan (Lucas?). Did he not notice Endemon and Pevom? I think Lucas may need glasses...
                    -Grinded to level 6 with Endemon on route 202, and he learned Smog! Grass types everywhere; beware!
                    -Found a Horsea who'd been abandoned by her trainer! She (somehow) had the ability to communicate telepathically with me, and asked for me to take her in and prove to her old trainer that she COULD be strong. I asked her if she wanted to evolve into a kingdra and she told me no, because her father had been killed by a group of kingdra, and thus she was terrified of them. I agreed to train her, and she told me her name was Diadem.
                    -Diadem grew quickly and learned smokescreen! She was a bit...unenthusiastic about the move, saying it 'relied too much on luck' to be good...Whatever that means!
                    -Arrived in Jubilife city! Rowan's assistant tried to show me the trainer's school, but was quickly distracted by a man named 'Looker' who claimed to work for the International Secret Police. I doubted his claim immediately, no-one whose a spy looks so suspicious....or moves THAT fast. That's surely away to attract attention to oneself, something a spy is supposed to avoid at all costs!
                    -Of course, Nolan, by best friend since birth was inside the trainer school and i finally gave him the parcel that had been slowing me down for about an hour now.
                    -I battled the two schoolchildren inside the school and they both were very challenging battles, especially for Diadem, but thanks to Pevom, we managed to emerge victorious.
                    -Pevom learned agility! Making him the fastest member of my team! I wonder if he can beat a rapidash in a race....
                    Probably would be best to not put that to the test.
                    -Spent some time seeing the sights in Jubilife city. Its a big place! Might've been scary if i didn't have Pevom and his revenge attack with me, of which no pokemon has managed to survive...yet.
                    -Also got a Poketch after finding three clowns....and answering their simple questions.
                    -Went north and trained my pokemon a bit, only to find i couldn't progress due to some rocks that i couldn't smash (although Pevom...was....right...there..)
                    -Gave up and decided to head East towards oreburgh city.
                    -Nolan decided to call himself my 'rival' and battle me. Endemon completely decimated Nolan's team with his concoction of poisonous gases. Endemon, the sharpshooting tank!
                    -Continued on the route, battling like 4 trainers, and Endemon learned Smokescreen, too! Diadem studied how Endemon used it and tried to blow smokescreen out of her ears....needless to say, she promptly got very, very dizzy and had to rest at a pokemon center for a bit.
                    -Got the move rock smash from some really...creepy hiker who was just STANDING THERE until i walked in front of him, even though i said 'Hey, mister?' like four times. And he had the AUDACITY to call ME the awkward one?
                    -Arrived in oreburgh, only to find out that the gym leader had gone off to the local mine! Like, really!? Isn't it his job to be y'know...the leader of the gym? And he abandons his post to go to a mine? I mean, spend your own time loving up on some rocks instead of making me go into a dark, scary mine to find you ;-; At least....its not a mountain though. Mountains scare me.
                    -After wandering in the mine for what felt like four years (but was probably only 2ish minutes) i found a man wearing a god-awful red miners hat that didn't go with his outfit at ALL. He promptly smashed a rock with rock smash, told me he was the gym leader, and before i could lecture him about leaving his post to have fun with some rocks, he had already left. I resigned to beating him with Diadem when i got back to the gym.
                    -but first, i need to figure out how to get out of this darn cave!
                    -After wandering around forever, i managed to get out of the mine, FINALLY. I went to the pokemon center to heal Pevom up, since he lost to a zubat (darn confusion), and proceeded to challenge the gym.
                    -After annihilating the two gym trainers who thought there rock types could touch Pevom, i finally managed to reach and challenge the gym leader. Pevom also learned Pursuit, which is good for like....ghost and psychic types, both of whom Pevom struggles to touch! Woot!
                    -I led with Diadem against roark, and realized she was a fair bit underleveled. Whoops.
                    Her bubble still rekted Geodude and Onix's faces, but by the end of the battle with Onix, she was very weak and close to fainting. Roark then sent out a Cranidos, who defeated Diadem with a simple Pursuit. I sent out Endemon in an attempt to wear Cranidos down with his toxic gases. Endemon fell very quickly against the Cranidos, but not before he managed to poison it. Then, it was up to Pevom to defeat Cranidos. And Pevom defeated the Cranidos with a single revenge attack.
                    -Roark then gave me the coal badge! I left promptly after telling him that he should perhaps spend his time training instead of having fun with rocks.


                    The team so far!

                    Spoiler:

                    Pevom, The Hitmonchan Lvl 12
                    HP: 36
                    Attack: 31
                    Defense:25
                    Special Attack: 15
                    Special Defense: 27
                    Speed: 25
                    Moves: Revenge/Comet Punch/Agility/Pursuit

                    Diadem, The Horsea Lvl. 10
                    HP: 29
                    Attack: 17
                    Defense: 20
                    Special Attack: 18
                    Special Defense: 10
                    Speed: 17
                    Moves: Bubble/Smokescreen/Leer

                    Endemon, the Koffing Lvl. 12
                    HP: 31
                    Attack: 18
                    Defense: 29
                    Special Attack: 20
                    Special Defense: 16
                    Speed: 18
                    Moves: Poison Gas/Tackle/Smog/Smokescreen

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                    Old July 9th, 2017 (9:15 AM).
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                      This...is gonna be a long one :P

                      Spoiler:

                      -got back to jubilife city, and taught some punks in these HORRIBLE outfits not to be rude to Prof. Rowan. What were they thinking, challenging Diadem to a battle? they weren't, that's the answer. (diadem learned water gun! :D
                      -Got the fashion case! Sadly, I can't use it to update my outfit, which is like, so 2010.
                      -Found the Rock Tomb tm!
                      -Used it on Pevom :3
                      -found Bullet Seed!
                      -Met a crazy flower lady who tried to get me to attend a class ALL about how amazing flowers were. I told her I was currently a tad busy, and she tried to drag me to the class! Pevom, thankfully, stopped her. I mean, i like flowers too but jeeez I don't wanna be dragged to a flower class!
                      -Beat a team galactic punk, who then locked himself inside the windworks! How RUDE!
                      -Took out my frustrations of his cohorts in the flower patch. It felt good.
                      -Encountered a mother kanghaskhan who was looking for her baby! Diadem and i talked to her, and managed to calm her down cause she was incredibly hysterical. I found out that team galactic had stolen Kanghaskhans baby! (thanks to Diadem translating) Enraged, i proceeded to bust down the the windworks door to help Kanghaskhan find her baby, She (thanks, again to Diadem) told me her name was Alrecta, and I swore to help her find her baby.
                      -Sadly, her baby wasn't inside the windworks, but I did find out thanks to one of the grunts, that a Kanghaskhans child had been stolen by the galactic leader and given to his most trusted admin. I tried to get the name of the admin, but the grunt refused to tell me. I had to restrain Alrecta from hurting the grunt, which I only managed to accomplish thanks to Pevom.
                      -Chased off Team HorribleOutfits, and Looker came around talking about how he came to stop Team Galactic. I told him he was too late--and secretly wrote down 'never on time to ANYTHING' in my journal under the header 'reasons why looker is a terrible spy'.
                      -Grinded up some levels on route 205. It was fun, but nothing interesting happened. (Diadem did learn focus energy though, which is nice since her ability is sniper!)
                      -Met a very sweet lady named Cheryl who offered to go with me through Eterna forest.
                      -Made it through Eterna forest without too much difficulty, thanks to Cheryl constantly healing my pokemon after every battle.
                      -Grinded some levels on route 211 before challenging the gym!
                      -Met the Fabulously dressed Cynthia, who gave me the HM Cut! Now i NEED to beat Gardenia, to look inside the Team HorribleOutfits base to see if Alrecta's baby is inside!
                      -Lost twice to Gardenia (damn that Cherrim!) but won after some level grinding and Koffing's self destruct OHKO'ing Roserade (that flower FINALLY wilted!)
                      -Gardenia gave me grass knot, to which i had no-one who could learn it, sadly.
                      -Went to the obnoxious look-ing team galactic building to find and rescue the bike shops manager (and maybe Alrecta's baby!
                      -Was ready to beat Looker in a battle because he was dressed in a Team Galactic outfit. Of course, naturally, i attributed this disguise of his as a bad thing cause i would've defeated his pokemon if he hadn't pointed out that it was him. He needs to learn when using a disguise is appropriate, for heavens sake!
                      -Bad News: Didn't find Alrecta's child :(
                      Good News: did get the Cyclist his Clefairy back, someone their Buneary back, AND got a bike! (also a pokemon egg from Cynthia) Now i can ride down cyclist road, and get to the next cities! :D
                      Neutral News: Also still have no idea where Diadem's trainer is. Kinda irritated that they didn't think Diadem was powerful, when she can cause lots of damage with sniper and bubblebeam!
                      -Rode down Cycling road and did some exploration in the Wayward Cave at the bottom.
                      -Met some interesting pokemon, but none of them had the same kind of story to them and my other pokemon (which, by the way, Endemon and Pevom have been best friends since a very young age, and when i caught Pevom, Endemon insisted on coming with me too)
                      -Had to use an escape rope cause i got lost ^_^"
                      -Lucas gave me the Vs Seeker!
                      -Used it to grind up some more levels before entering Mt. Coronet
                      -Got to Hearthome city and decided to do a few contests!
                      -Alectra wanted to do a tough contest, because before her child was stolen, she had always been very interested in contests, watching them through the windows of other trainers houses as she explored the world with her baby. Because she knew what to do, she won the contest very easily. Her only regret was that her baby wasn't there to see her win.
                      -Then we headed off to challenge Fontain at the gym.
                      -Alectra defeated Fontain's ghost types with surprising ease!
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                      Old July 9th, 2017 (2:59 PM).
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                        Quick update: I tried to post a more detailed update yesterday, but I think the post got auto-flagged for admin review. Anyway, I'm at Victory Road, but since it's Heart Gold, I still have a long way to go. The whole party is at about Lv 40, and they're in their fully-evolved (for the original dex anyway) forms.
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                        Old July 10th, 2017 (11:07 AM).
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                          Another update!
                          Spoiler:


                          Made my way towards the next route that led to Solaceon town and found our rival!
                          The rival challenged us! I...cant remember his name ^_^" (nolan?)
                          Beat him with relative ease, although Pevom lost to his Prinplup thanks to a crit (darn crits!)
                          Did some grinding/a lot of battling on the way to Veilstone city!
                          Finally made it to Veilstone city, man that took FOREVER
                          bought Reflect and Light Screen TM's in the hopes that someone could learn them, eventually
                          Met Alrecta's best friend from when she was young, Adei. Adei agreed to accompany us as we tried to rescue Alrecta's baby. I headed towards Pastora city cause i heard that the great marsh was home to a wide variety of rare pokemon, and figured that if the thief who stole Alrecta's baby had sold Alrecta's baby, that it might be found there.
                          Went into the great marsh and did some exploring, only to be attacked by a tangela! Before i could do anything, the tangela grabbed one of the safari balls i had with me and entered it! However, he refused to talk to Diadem so i couldn't ask him what his name was. He followed my instructions in battle to a t, but....wouldn't talk to Diadem at all. Diadem didnt understand it either, so we just moved on with our gym challenge, heading back to Veilstone City. Unfortunately, using the binoculars on top of the entrance to marsh, I couldn't see any Kanghaskhan's anywhere, which irritated me and Alrecta, and i could tell that Alrecta was getting very, very anxious.
                          Entered the Veilstone gym, where Tangela proved to be extremely powerful with stun spore/poisonpowder/Mega drain, letting it deal massive amounts of damage to things that didnt resist and crippling most things that did.
                          Challenged and beat Maylene. She was very, very easy, as Tangala OHKO'd meditite with a crit, stun spored Lucario, and Pevom defeated Lucario and Machoke with ease. Mach Punch FTW.
                          Thats it for a little while!


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                          Old July 11th, 2017 (11:27 PM). Edited July 12th, 2017 by Janp.
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                          Second and final update's here :D I also added all new challengers and hope you'll enjoy the challenge

                          Progress:
                          Spoiler:
                          Continuing from where I left, I got HM Cut and beat Rival. I don't want to waste your time,
                          so I'll just say that I beat the game up to E4 without problems and beat E4 on second try (I got destroyed by Lorelei's Ice team and had to trained a little).


                          Team:
                          Spoiler:

                          Bublanina, lv. 61
                          - Razor Leaf
                          - Sleep Powder
                          - Leech Seed
                          - Solar Beam


                          Spyro, lv. 59
                          - Flamethrower
                          - Slash
                          - Rage
                          - Fly


                          Vodnik, lv. 60
                          - Hydro Pump
                          - Skull Bash
                          - Surf
                          - Ice Beam


                          Vosa, lv. 59
                          - Psybeam
                          - Super Sonic
                          - Sleep Powder
                          - Whirlwind


                          Motyl, lv. 55
                          - Poison Sting
                          - Toxic
                          - Twineedle
                          - Pin Missile


                          Sova, lv. 57
                          - Wing Attack
                          - Mirror Move
                          - Hyper Beam
                          - Quick Attack



                          And with that, I completed my own Challenge! I'll submit another run soon, but for now, it's time for another new Challenges
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                          Old July 12th, 2017 (2:12 PM).
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                          UPDATE
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                          Chose Chikorita as my starter so that I would have the overall type advantage against my rival Gellert's Typhlosion. Did the Mr.Pokemon's house collected the egg and got the pokedex. Bat my rival, on Route 31 I caught a Bellsprout and traded it for the Onix in Violet City. Trained it up with my Chikorita helping in Sprout Tower mainly because I would always be beaten down if I didn't. Ended up getting to the point where Onix would not listen to me. After Sprout Tower I beat Falkner then headed to Route 32 and got the Old Rod, then headed back to Cherrygrove City and managed to catch a Krabby after a little bit of time. Headed through Union Cave to Azelea Town training Krabby as I went. Cleared the Slowpoke Well and beat Bugsy first try, made it through Ilix Forrest and made my way onto Route 34 and caught a Drowzee. Now I'm in Goldenrod City ready to do some grinding before taking on Whitney.


                          TEAM
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                          Credence
                          Level: 18
                          Moveset: Bubble, Cut, ViceGrip, Harden


                          Rocky
                          Level: 18
                          Moveset: Tackle, Rock Throw, Bind, Mud-Slap


                          Percival
                          Level: 12
                          Moveset: Pound, Hypnosis, Disable
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                          Old July 12th, 2017 (9:15 PM). Edited July 12th, 2017 by Smotemotem.
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                            All done with my first leg of this challenge!
                            I plan to do more, but I'm not sure I'm ready to jump back in just yet.


                            Quick updates
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                            -Over the weekend, I worked to finish up Victory Road & Elite Four Round 1. I saved before each E4 member, and I lost on the first try against most of them. However, if I could lead with the right Pokemon and heal at the right times, mos of them only took a couple of tries. Lance was the hardest, since his Pokemon were so much higher level than mine. However, La Bamba was able to slowly gain an edge over the physical-based Dragonites with the Atk drops from Aurora Beam.
                            -Kanto was slow-going at first, and I was only getting about two gyms down per day, in the beginning. However, today I hit my stride and cleared out the remaining half of the Kanto gyms.
                            -Then, I went up to Mt. Silver to see if I could beat Red without grinding too much. I was able to do it, but it wasn't very fair. I had to depend on hail damage, struggle damage, and tons of healing items to survive this fight. I don't regret that at all, though. I really hate grinding, so I didn't want to have to grind out 20 - 30 levels on all my guys. My team members were all under level 60 when we beat him.
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                            Old July 13th, 2017 (4:42 AM).
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                              Actually, I think I do want to start back today.

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                              Old July 13th, 2017 (6:36 PM). Edited July 13th, 2017 by Daysonyx.
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                                First update in awhile! Took a break for other games :P

                                Spoiler:


                                -Helped the professor's assitant get his pokedex back (how do you just let galactic goons take your pokedex? he probably dropped it >.>)
                                -I actually like the assistant! He had the shnozzles (i know there are yungins on this site. why do i suddenly have a country twang? i don know) to call looker a weirdo to lookers face! Haha! I think the assistants name is Lucas, ill try to remember that now :P
                                -after being forced into the warehouse by looker (I JUST WANT TO CHALLENGE THE NEXT GYM LEADER!), i got the Fly HM. Wooo, none of my pokemon can learn it woo...
                                -Caught Staravia to use as a fly slave :) Got back to Pastoria city with ease thanks to it :D
                                -went to challenge the gym and got interrupted YET AGAIN by Nolan, the blonde haired speed kid rival who hasn't been a decent battle challenge yet.
                                -Except this time, he did prove to be one, although more of an irritating challenge than anything else. His ponyta's stomp made Alrecta flinch SIX TIMES IN A ROW! -_-
                                -partway through the gym, tangela tried to learn ancientpower. i decided to not let him learn it, because that forces the evolution into tangrowth.
                                -Defeated wake despite being pretty underleveled with suprising ease!
                                -Team HorrendousFashion dropped a bomb in the marsh! Naturally, this made Alrecta very, very angry, so we made chase for the Galactic grunt who'd set off the bomb in the marsh. HOW DARE HE!
                                -Looker showed up, and was useless, as always.
                                -Battled the grunt, who finished running to the lake, and i couldn't follow. I was at a loss for a solid few moments when Cynthia showed up and gave me a SecretPotion so i could heal the Psyduck blocking me from heading north! Woo!
                                -Healed the Psyduck, and Cynthia asked me to take an Old Charm to her grandmother, I naturally said yes, cause that could Alrecta find her child.
                                -i could've used my fly staravia for defog as well but decided against it. I'd deal with the fog.
                                -Immediate. Regret. I perservered, but NEVER AGAIN. Its so frusterating to miss with 100 accuracy moves like FAKE OUT and miss 5-6 times in a row with mega punch or rock blast -_-
                                -Managed to make it to Celestic Town though, despite much rage and anger.
                                -Grinded some levels to the west of Celestic town, because i couldn't be bothered to grind in Defog-nightmare
                                -After just a bit of grinding, DIADEM EVOLVED! She told me shes much stronger now that shes a Seadra, and is truly ready to show her old trainer her power.
                                -After grinding, i went to beat the grunt in front of the ruins face in with Diadems strength, and then had to enter the ruins to look at a strange painting. After which Cyrus came and battled me! it went really well, Pevom OHKO'ing sneasel (mach punch ftw) and almost taking down golbat, with Adei beating murkrow with relative ease.
                                -Was given the surf HM! taught it to Diadem (obviously) although Alrecta could also learn it? weird...
                                -Cynthia told me about Canalave city, so i decided to head there.
                                -got to canalave city pretty easily.
                                -I tried to see what this 'iron island' buisness everyone was talking about was, but Nolan decided to interupt me and battle me AGAIN! -_-
                                -he...almost beat me that time. Proved to be a real challenge, and i only won because Adei takes basically no damage from physical flying moves, and his staraptor decided to double team instead of attacking. I...need to grind.
                                -I didnt need to grind to beat the gym though lmao
                                -Went to iron island to do training though, cause...we NEED it. Bad. Got strength from this really cute guy named Riley, who offered to train with me. I naturally accepted.
                                -Found a protector. Useless since i cant trade and Adei doesnt wanna be a rhyperior.
                                -During the training, Endemon evolved into Weezing! Finally, someone with great physical bulk who isn't 4x weak to two primarily special attack types with horrible special defense :D
                                -Riley offered me an egg, and i said i would, but raising six pokemon was pushing me to my limits as is so any more would be very difficult.
                                -followed Nolan to talk to the professor.
                                -while we were discussing the lakes, and i was given my assignment of lake valor, a giant explosion went off in lake valor!
                                -I made a bee-line (hehe) for Lake Valor, and Diadem told me that she felt a familiar presence at the lake. She....has strangely strong psychic abilities for a water type who isn't even interested in becoming a dual water/dragon. I prepared to encounter a very strong trainer never-the-less.
                                -Lake Valor was a DISASTER! the water....was gone. the magikarp were left to flop around without any water. My heart stung for the poor magikarp. And of course it was Team HorridFashion behind the explosion. I wrecked every grunt i could find in my anger at what they had done to the lake. EVERY SINGLE ONE OF THEM.
                                -THEY WERE TARGETING LAKE VERITY NEXT, AND CALLED TWINLEAF TOWN A HICK TOWN. IT WAS TIME. FOR VENGEANCE
                                - Before i wrought havoc on the person in charge of this horrible catastrophe at Lake Valor, Diadem told me she sensed her old trainer inside. She asked me to be the one who would fight him...alone, without any help. I told her that i would let her do the fighting as long as she could, until she was no longer able to, but if she couldn't beat him alone, that I'd get help from the other members of my team. But, I said, only as a last resort, because I believed she could beat her old trainer all on her own.
                                -It proved to be a relatively difficult battle. Especially Diadems old trainers (whose name is Saturn) Toxicroak, who almost beat Diadem twice, but eventually Diadem proved herself and crushed Saturn's team. Saturn was stunned at the power Diadem possessed, and before I ran off to wreak further vengeance upon the ones at Lake Verity, I told Saturn that a pokemons power isn't determined by the pokemon alone, but also by how strong the trainer is. The fact he couldn't bring Diadems true power out ultimately proved he was a very, very weak trainer. He ran off then, shaken by Diadem's power.
                                -I then ran off to Lake Verity, to protect my home town, because Diadem warned me that Lucas was in danger, and i knew i had to help.


                                The team so far:

                                Spoiler:


                                Diadem, the Seadra. Lv. 38
                                -Surf
                                -Focus Energy
                                -Twister
                                -Flash Cannon

                                Alrecta, the Kanghaskhan Lv. 33 (shes low, i know)
                                -Mega Punch
                                -Crunch
                                -Fake Out
                                -Iron Tail

                                Adei, the Rhyhorn Lv 36
                                -Tail Whip
                                -Take Down
                                -Stealth Rock
                                -Rock Blast

                                Tangela (he still hasn't said anything to us...) Lv. 34
                                -Stun Spore
                                -Reflect
                                -Poison Powder
                                -Mega Drain

                                Endemon, The Weezing Lv 38
                                -Poison Gas (anyone know if Toxic is a TM?)
                                -Sludge
                                -Payback
                                -Haze

                                Pevom, the Hitmonchan Lv 38
                                -Ice Punch
                                -Thunder Punch
                                -Mach Punch
                                -Sky Uppercut



                                Yeah, those images were FAR too big. Help meee XD id love to get the models from Serebii but i have no idea how. I'll edit and remove them if it doesn't show like i want it to.
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                                Old July 13th, 2017 (8:11 PM).
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                                  Team: Scyther, Magmar, Pinsir, Tauros, Gyarados, Lapras
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                                  This challenge sounds like fun!
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                                  Old July 13th, 2017 (8:53 PM).
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                                    @Days - I've been linking to Pokemon Showdown sprites for some of my posts. If you Google it, you should be able to find their directory pretty quick.

                                    So I bought Red on the Virtual Console today and started my new journey. I can't get my first Pokemon (Mr Mime) until around the time I reach Vermillion City, so I've been trying to play through the early part with just Bulbasaur. I beat Brock, I beat Misty, then I started working on the fights leading to Bill's house. My battery was about to give out, so I had to stop there for the night.

                                    Team: Starter Ivysaur & trade fodder Abra.
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                                    Old July 14th, 2017 (12:01 AM).
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                                      @Smote Thank you for the help, ill keep that in mind for my next challenge post :)

                                      Sadly, im putting this challenge on a semi-permanent hiatus. I just lost like 5 hours of progress due to a freaking save state mishap and i do not have the motivation to go through ALL OF THAT (including the Distortion World, which, on an emulator is a pain) again. I may return, but i make no promises about when that'd be.

                                      HOWEVER, i absolutely loved this challenge and enjoy the concept, so i would like to post my thoughts on my pokemon with what i managed to get to, if i return to finish the platinum 802 challenge, ill make sure to attach it to this particular post.

                                      Endemon was a beast once i got him thunderbolt and flamethrower. that and sludge meant he could deal with almost anything that came his way. Real shame that his Special defense stat was so...meh, compared to his great defense, but he could wall most physical attackers. Wish i'd gotten to see him face off against the ground elite four member (isn't her name bertha?) with levitate and (hopefully) leftovers/black sludge.

                                      Pevom was AMAZING with his punching moves and coverage. I don't understand why everyone seems to dislike him, and im eternally grateful for the guy who skipped him, because the early game would've been much harder w/o Pevom (i cheated him in at Hitmonchan because getting a tyrogue to evolve into hitmonchan is really, really irritating and i didnt wanna have to cheat in 5 different tyrouges just to get one hitmonchan.

                                      Alrecta proved to be, quite honestly, the MVP of the team. I never expected normal Kanghaskhan to prove so useful, and while she was walled by a few things (bronzor after she lost crunch) her Fake-Out+any of her other moves usually meant someone was being defeated. She also looked like my best bet for a special wall because of her HP and everyone elses relatively stihz special defense (my two highest SpD were Pevom and Alrecta, which is...interesting, but Alrecta did amazing when she got to wall special attacks ((golbats+crobats couldnt touch her HP in any meaningful way if they were using special attacks))

                                      When i first got tangela, and it essentially soloed the fighting gym, i thought that he was gonna be the MVP of the team. After the water gym though, his lack of decent coverage (mega drain as his only attacking move until i got the sludge bomb tm was...bad, and even after Sludge Bomb, if it was a poison type, tangela couldn't do ANYTHING except set-up Reflect for someone else on the team) however, after the sludge bomb tm, while tangela was still walled by anything and everything that even resembled a poison type, sludge bomb let him deal crazy good damage to anything that didn't resist it, and killed anything that was weak to it.


                                      Adei was rough to train. He died to anything special, and couldnt take water or grass type attacks at all. Luckily, however, once he evolved into rhydon, he became a much greater threat (especially with rock slide instead of the horrid rock blast), killing lots of things relatively easy. He could actually take one (1!) weaker grass or water type physical attack with a little bit of luck, and could withstand quite a few hits weaker ice type physical attacks with relative ease. still died to anything special but hey, can't have everything *shrug*

                                      I loved Diadem from start to finish. She was a bit rough, and a bit squishy, but when she crit WOOO boy was something going down. Focus Energy let her take down things that would've resisted her attacks because of the increased crit chance wrecking anything that got crit and made them more frequent. Once she got surf and ice beam, along with hydro pump, she became REALLY good at breaking things down. and thats WITH an adamant nature ((i only caught one of each of the pokemon for the team, to kinda up the challenge a bit, if i got bad natures/IVs))

                                      I may return to this platinum challenge in a few weeks, but for now im taking a break from platinum in general. I can't with all of that lost progress.

                                      However, if the OP doesn't mind, id love to sign up for a second challenge w/ a different game (probably soul silver, i've always wanted to play that version (i had heart gold as a kid)), but i know that that could be a bit '??', so i'll wait for a response before signing up.
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                                      Old July 14th, 2017 (12:20 AM).
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                                        Actually, after looking at the next round of available pokemon, i want to reserve the next group of pokemon cause it has my two all-time favorite Kanto pokemon ever (Omastar and Kabutops). If this is, like i said in my last post, a bit '???', ill just delete this reply.

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                                        Game: Soul Silver
                                        Team: Vaporeon, Jolteon, Flareon, Porygon, Omastar, Kabutops
                                        Skipped Pokemon: Ditto
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                                        Old July 14th, 2017 (7:35 AM).
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                                        UPDATE
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                                        Got up to Chuck and realised that I am now underleved, discovered that Jasmine's Steelix is level 35 so I cleared the Lighthouse and am now just currently grinding up my mons so that they are into the 30s.


                                        TEAM
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                                        Hedwig
                                        Level: 24
                                        Moveset: Peck, Fly, Leer, Swift


                                        Kowalski
                                        Level: 23
                                        Moveset: Tackle, Surf, Supersonic, Aurora Beam


                                        Rocky
                                        Level: 26
                                        Moveset: Tackle, Rock Throw, Strength, Mud-Slap


                                        Credence
                                        Level: 28
                                        Moveset: Stomp, Cut, Vicegrip, Surf


                                        Percival@Quick Claw
                                        Level: 28
                                        Moveset: Confusion, Hypnosis, Fire Punch, Thunder Punch
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