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Old August 17th, 2017 (7:54 AM).
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    I did not get that thread created like I said I would. I know at least one of y'all was excited for it so what I'll do is move the completion date to Monday by 5pm, and I put it in my calendar with a couple alerts so I don't have to rely on my brain to remind me :D
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    Old August 18th, 2017 (8:39 AM).
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      So, uh, I'm having an issue with one of my runs...

      ...My pokemon is so weak that Leech Seed heals more in one turn than my pokemon can deal damage to most foes.

      -Can't use a different pokemon, it's a solo run.
      -Can't switch, again, solo run.
      -Training will just get them to recover more, so that's no help. (Unless I KO them in 1/2 hits, before leech seed comes out, but that's going to take AGES; I'm already 10 levels higher)
      -Can't learn a stronger move, reached the end of my moveset.
      -Can't learn substitute or something to block the move.
      -Don't currently know any power-boosting or defense-dropping moves.
      -Can't buy X-items yet
      -Struggle-stalling is just not going to work, I'm bulky but I'm not THAT bulky. Especially with their leech seed.

      So uhh, the only thing I can think of is learning the double team TM, but that's kinda cheap. Any ideas?

      For the record, it's not that my pokemon's weak, it just has very high HP so leech seed recovers a lot... OK, it's a combination of both. I'm using happiny. Still, I need help.

      It's a problem with the entire gym, not just one trainer, so I really need some help. (for the record, it's the Eterna City gym in Diamond/Pearl.)
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      Old August 18th, 2017 (10:46 AM).
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        So, uh, I'm having an issue with one of my runs...

        ...My pokemon is so weak that Leech Seed heals more in one turn than my pokemon can deal damage to most foes.

        -Can't use a different pokemon, it's a solo run.
        -Can't switch, again, solo run.
        -Training will just get them to recover more, so that's no help. (Unless I KO them in 1/2 hits, before leech seed comes out, but that's going to take AGES; I'm already 10 levels higher)
        -Can't learn a stronger move, reached the end of my moveset.
        -Can't learn substitute or something to block the move.
        -Don't currently know any power-boosting or defense-dropping moves.
        -Can't buy X-items yet
        -Struggle-stalling is just not going to work, I'm bulky but I'm not THAT bulky. Especially with their leech seed.

        So uhh, the only thing I can think of is learning the double team TM, but that's kinda cheap. Any ideas?

        For the record, it's not that my pokemon's weak, it just has very high HP so leech seed recovers a lot... OK, it's a combination of both. I'm using happiny. Still, I need help.

        It's a problem with the entire gym, not just one trainer, so I really need some help. (for the record, it's the Eterna City gym in Diamond/Pearl.)
        What's your Pokémon's Level, what other moves does it have and how is Double team cheap? Lol Double team + Leech seed seems like a solid strategy until you get better moves to me! :)
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          Is the plan to eventually become Chansey/Blissey, or is it all Happiny all the time? If it's the former, you /might/ be able to get an Oval stone from The Underground. I don't really have that much experience using the underground myself, so I don't know if any of the items are time-gated or not, but that might be an option?

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          Double team + Leech seed seems like a solid strategy until you get better moves to me! :)
          The enemies are the ones with Leech Seed from the sound of it.
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          Old August 18th, 2017 (2:56 PM).
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            The enemies are the ones with Leech Seed from the sound of it.
            Ah, I read that wrong lol

            Either way, it's difficult to help without knowing all of the variables.
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            Old August 18th, 2017 (6:08 PM). Edited August 18th, 2017 by Tek.
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            OK, I drafted the Challenge Log Reviews thread. I'll post it here so we can look it over before publishing.


            Challenge Log Reviews



            Purpose:

            To engage the community in the shared experience of reading and writing challenge logs. Reviews will provide useful feedback to writers, enhancing the readability and entertainment value of the logs.

            Said plainly, we're working together to make challenge logs that are fun and easy to read!


            Format:

            Each review will have three parts.

            1) What works well
            2) What can be improved
            3) Reviewer's favorite thing about the log

            Example:
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            Review - Red's Kanto Journey (link to challenge log)

            First of all, can I just say wow. Red really knows how to use adjectives to make their story come to life. When I read this challenge log, my heart was racing the whole time!

            I would like to hear more about how you prepare for the battles ahead. Planning and strategy are what I find interesting, so I always look for that in a challenge log.

            My favorite thing is that you use onomatopoeias! I got a great laugh when you said, "SHAZAM!! One-hit KO!!!"



            Process:

            Every week or two, each reviewer will select a challenge log to review. Members will be notified so that they have a chance to opt out. Members may also request to have their challenge log featured by messaging a reviewer.

            Members interested in becoming a reviewer may message the moderator of the forum with their request.


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            Old August 19th, 2017 (6:24 AM).
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            Great work!

            I'll stick the thread when it's ready. Also, I'll probably take one seat of reviewer!
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            Old August 19th, 2017 (8:12 AM).
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              Is the plan to eventually become Chansey/Blissey, or is it all Happiny all the time? If it's the former, you /might/ be able to get an Oval stone from The Underground. I don't really have that much experience using the underground myself, so I don't know if any of the items are time-gated or not, but that might be an option?
              Nope, staying Happiny. But from what I can tell, only the fossils are time-gated, so you were correct.

              Also, Happiny is level 29 but only 11 XP away from level 30, so essentially level 30.

              I might end up using double team + Sweet Kiss I guess, since I don't know what to do. It's just not reliable to use sweet kiss, as it's only 75% accuracy

              Also: moveset is Pound, Sweet Kiss, Hidden Power (Steel), and Charm.
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              Old August 21st, 2017 (10:09 AM). Edited August 21st, 2017 by Janp.
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              Okay, it'll be end of the month soon, so I was thinking about another Montly-Mini Challenge, but given little to no interest in the current one, I want to ask you all, if it's worth it.
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              Old August 21st, 2017 (1:04 PM). Edited August 21st, 2017 by Inkblots.
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                I'd say let's keep doing it for a bit, since it's not hugely difficult/time-consuming to run. Participation in challenges in general is pretty slow, so it may take a while to catch on.

                I intended to participate but I've been so busy preparing for school I haven't really had time :/ still going to try when I do have spare time but probably won't finish
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                Old August 22nd, 2017 (5:49 AM).
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                I think we should do a few more monthly mini-challenges before we choose whether to quit or continue.

                People may not find this particular one interesting. Also most of our members may not know about it yet.
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                Okay, it'll be end of the month soon, so I was thinking about another Montly-Mini Challenge, but given little to no interest in the current one, I want to ask you all, if it's worth it.
                Make a Bulletin Board post for it (: this silly super mod forgot to do that...
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                Old August 22nd, 2017 (7:26 AM).
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                Make a Bulletin Board post for it (: this silly super mod forgot to do that...
                /unforgivable
                You will have to teach me how to do it :D

                Anyway, the interest is here, so what theme will we do?
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                Old August 22nd, 2017 (7:38 AM). Edited August 22nd, 2017 by Halfcadence.
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                  I will say that what prevented me from taking part in the mini challenge this month was a combination of not being interested in the specific challenge itself, plus the fact that a prize of a Pokemon would be completely wasted on me. I'm resetting my cartridges constantly to keep doing new challenges on them, and I don't use the Pokemon Bank or whatever. I get that it's probably the only reasonable prize for this sort of thing, but it still is fairly useless to me personally.
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                    I will say that what prevented me from taking part in the mini challenge this month was a combination of not being interested in the specific challenge itself, plus the fact that a prize of a Pokemon would be completely wasted on me. I'm resetting my cartridges constantly to keep doing new challenges on them, and I don't use the Pokemon Bank or whatever. I get that it's probably the only reasonable prize for this sort of thing, but it still is fairly useless to me personally.
                    Yeah, the prize won't work for me either. I only use ROMs of the older games (can't afford the real games right now) so there's no way for me to make use of pokemon as a prize. Personally though, I just like doing challenges for the sake of doing a challenge, so I don't really care much about prizes.

                    Some of my ideas for the next challenge:

                    - Beat a gym using a team where every pokemon has a type disadvantage
                    - Breed a pokemon with perfect IVs
                    - Make it through a cave without using any healing items and without running from any battles
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                    Old August 22nd, 2017 (10:46 AM). Edited August 22nd, 2017 by Halfcadence.
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                      Yeah, if the challenge was interesting enough I'd still do it. This one didn't grab me, though.
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                      Old August 22nd, 2017 (11:59 AM).
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                      You will have to teach me how to do it :D
                      First check this thread and see when there's a reasonable timeslot for you to put up a new thread without bumping somebody else's fancy brand new news down too soon. And then you simply make your thread here c:

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                      Yeah, if the challenge was interesting enough I'd still do it. This one didn't grab me, though.
                      How about keeping a scoreboard then? Either in the splash like The Underground forum does, or as a Hall of Fame-like list that follows every mini-challenge and gets updated with how many mini/theme-challenges each person has finished etc?
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                      Old August 22nd, 2017 (10:34 PM).
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                        Hey guys, not posted in here in a while, due to illness and stuff. Still carrying on with all my challenges, focusing on the Monthly. I like a hall of fame idea as a prize for challenge winners. Also I am interested in reviewing challenge logs if you would like more potential reviewers.
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                        Old August 23rd, 2017 (7:25 AM).
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                        Thanks you all for great ideas. Now, let's see, what we can do with them.

                        Hall of Fame
                        There already is one Hall of Fame so I would stick with it. To make people use it more. Otherwise, we can create new sticky thread, where we'll post scoreboard with every challenge and with main post as archive.

                        More atrractive challenges
                        I was thinking about few things:
                        - We should add CSS to the main post, so it would be more atrractive to the eye. We can ask one of the CSS Wizards in RP Theatre, if they'll be willing to create some template for us. Or we can try by ourselfs.
                        - If we would go with scoreboard, I recommend we modify the challenge to actually have some points system. For example, if next challenge is Hatching Challenge, points system could look like this:
                        Main Challenge:
                        - Hatch a Pokemon - 5 points

                        One-Time Challenges: (These can be completed only once)
                        - Hatch Pokemon from every Type - 15 points
                        - Hatch pseudo-legendary Pokemon - 3 points
                        And so on...

                        Side Challenges: (Can be completed more that once)
                        - Hatch perfect Pokemon - 2 points
                        - Hatch Shiny Pokemon - 5 points
                        And so on...

                        What do you think about these things?
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                          Thanks you all for great ideas. Now, let's see, what we can do with them.

                          Hall of Fame
                          There already is one Hall of Fame so I would stick with it. To make people use it more. Otherwise, we can create new sticky thread, where we'll post scoreboard with every challenge and with main post as archive.

                          More atrractive challenges
                          I was thinking about few things:
                          - We should add CSS to the main post, so it would be more atrractive to the eye. We can ask one of the CSS Wizards in RP Theatre, if they'll be willing to create some template for us. Or we can try by ourselfs.
                          - If we would go with scoreboard, I recommend we modify the challenge to actually have some points system. For example, if next challenge is Hatching Challenge, points system could look like this:
                          Main Challenge:
                          - Hatch a Pokemon - 5 points

                          One-Time Challenges: (These can be completed only once)
                          - Hatch Pokemon from every Type - 15 points
                          - Hatch pseudo-legendary Pokemon - 3 points
                          And so on...

                          Side Challenges: (Can be completed more that once)
                          - Hatch perfect Pokemon - 2 points
                          - Hatch Shiny Pokemon - 5 points
                          And so on...

                          What do you think about these things?
                          I'm totally on board with all of this! It would require someone with a little more knowledge of the games than me though to actually come up with the challenges/point scheme, but I'd be happy to tally up the scores at the end.
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                            I'm totally on board with all of this! It would require someone with a little more knowledge of the games than me though to actually come up with the challenges/point scheme, but I'd be happy to tally up the scores at the end.
                            I like the hatching one. Could also award points for things like defeating the elite 4 with a team of hatched pokemon, winning an online battle with a team of hatched pokemon, etc
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                            I'm working on some css template now.

                            If anyone has other ideas for the points missions, feel free to post them here. It should do something with hatching.
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                              So, I've been so busy getting ready for school I kind of forgot about that September starts tomorrow... I suppose we should get another challenge up soon lol

                              Janp, do you want to go with what you wrote for the egg-hatching challenge? Or should I just post something generic and we can figure out the logistics of points next month?
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                              So, I've been so busy getting ready for school I kind of forgot about that September starts tomorrow... I suppose we should get another challenge up soon lol

                              Janp, do you want to go with what you wrote for the egg-hatching challenge? Or should I just post something generic and we can figure out the logistics of points next month?
                              I just created thread :D I thought you were busy, so I did it by myself.
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                              Old August 31st, 2017 (10:46 AM). Edited August 31st, 2017 by Inkblots.
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                                I just created thread :D I thought you were busy, so I did it by myself.
                                Perfect! lol XD

                                I'll get the August results up (/ongoing leaderboard?) on Wednesday since I'll probably be waiting around all day for somebody to show up and get my internet hooked up (I'll be mooching off my landlord until then)
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