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Challenge The Monotype Challenge Re:Returns Page 8

Started by The Undisputed Era May 28th, 2019 11:24 AM
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Ultimate Dragon monotype Soul Silver update

Final Soul Silver progress
Spoiler:

My journey through Kanto is complete! As usual it wasn't nearly as long as the Johto journey since my team is pretty powerful at this point. Lt. Surge was a bit annoying since Belius hadn't fully evolved yet, thus no Earthquake. I also had to grind a bit for Elite Four Round 2 and Red but surprisingly managed to beat both first try.

That's it for Soul Silver. Time to start up White for the journey through Unova.


Final Soul Silver team
Spoiler:


Belius the Bashful Dragonite Lv. 83 @ Muscle Band
Inner Focus
- Outrage
- Earthquake
- Thunder Punch
- Fire Punch


Kana the Hardy Kingdra Lv. 83 @ Mystic Water
Sniper
- Surf
- Dragon Pulse
- Ice Beam
- Rain Dance
Current challenge(s):

Challenge type: Ultimate
Pokémon type: Dragon
Game(s): Fire Red, Soul Silver, Alpha Sapphire, Platinum, White, Y, Ultra Moon
Current progress: Fire Red 8/8, Soul Silver 16/16, Alpha Sapphire 0/8, Platinum 8/8, White 8/8, Y 0/8, Ultra Moon 0/4

RattataDude

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Quick update on my white 2 run, I'm trying to get a Metagross before the elite 4, so thats on hold.

But for my pearl steel monotype, its kind hard. I have a prinplup about to evolve and I only beat the second gym, and I caught a bronzor at wayward cave.

You can only get six steel pokemon in Pearl pre-post-game; Empoleon, Bronzong, Steelix, Lucario, Wormadam trash, and Bastiodon.
Three of them are obtained in other methods than just catching them. Honey trees, mining underground, and hatching an egg.

Should I do the other options to have a full team? or do you think 3 pokemon will be enough? let me know!
Thx

ddrox13

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Quick update on my white 2 run, I'm trying to get a Metagross before the elite 4, so thats on hold.

But for my pearl steel monotype, its kind hard. I have a prinplup about to evolve and I only beat the second gym, and I caught a bronzor at wayward cave.

You can only get six steel pokemon in Pearl pre-post-game; Empoleon, Bronzong, Steelix, Lucario, Wormadam trash, and Bastiodon.
Three of them are obtained in other methods than just catching them. Honey trees, mining underground, and hatching an egg.

Should I do the other options to have a full team? or do you think 3 pokemon will be enough? let me know!
Thx
fwiw I did a full 6 in my pearl steel of those 6, and i can say with confidence that they help. A lot. I'd at least grab Shieldon and Lucario. Wormatrash is a nice pick up if it happens, but it ain't gonna contribute much.

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Aaaaaand it's time to get this hot garbage over with. The run continues!

Forum User Name: ddrox13
Game(s): FireRed, StormSilver, Emerald, Diamond, Black 2, Y, Sun, Shield
Pokémon Type: Grass
Single/Ultimate: Ultimate (Cont'd)

The Grass-type continues its long and arduous march through yet another region of pain and suffering. This time: Galar.

As every region must have a way to thoroughly screw over the Grass type (as is tradition), Galar does so with character selection. Holy carp the new Grassies are AWFUL on paper. This region's Grass offerings are: a slow pure-grass without the defenses to make up for it in Rillaboom, a fun and unique type combo that looks fast but isn't really (and is locked to the wrong version) in Flapple, Applin's slower evolution who absolutely doesn't have the defenses to justify it in Appletun, and of course worse Whimsicott aka Gossifleur.

Thankfully, the OTHER Grass-types native to Galar's rolling hills are among the best. Cherrim offers sun-related options to work with Solarbeam spam and Chlorophyll users like Vileplume, Ludicolo brings much-needed Water coverage, Abomasnow provides a Hail option for full spectrum weather shenanigans, Whimsicott is still better Gossifleur, and Roserade is, well, Roserade.

Also the game itself provided a HUGE unintentional buff to the Grass-type in the form of the Stone-evolution movepool changes. Starting in gen 7, stone evolutions retain the entire movepool of their pre-evolution starting at level 0 - and in gen 8, the reminder being in the first town means you have access to these really early on. That, combined with the Wild Area granting pre-gym-1 access to every single evolution stone, means you can get incredibly strong very early with those stone evos. And in case you missed it, Ludicolo, Whimsicott, Vileplume, AND Roserade all fall into this camp - and though Cottonee is mostly locked behind gym 3, you can get all of these prior to gym 1.

As of this post I've played through 3 gyms, including having Lucicolo, 'Plume, and Roserade before Motostoke I. Hydro Pump hits like a truck before the first gym. My current team is a rotating squad of 8, which includes (in order of capture):

Taiko the Thwakey (starter)
Pistachio the Ludicolo (rt. 2)
Erica the Cherrim (Wild Area: Rolling Fields)
Flora the Roserade (Wild Area: North Lake Miloch)
Rafflesia the Vileplume (Wild Area: Max Raid)
Flute the Gossifleur (Rt. 3)
Oboe the Appletun (Wild Area: Giant's Mirror)
Erufuun the Whimsicott (Wild Area: Max Raid)
Reserves: Pinetree the Snover, Pecan the Ferroseed (both from Raids)

Currently Flute and Erica are on the bench because I don't need pure-grass now, but any of those 10 could see use thanks to candies being OP.

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Ultimate Dragon monotype White update

Current progress
Spoiler:

Started my White play-through during Christmas. Because I'm playing on a physical copy of the game and White doesn't allow trades until after the first gym, I had to get the first badge using my starter. I hope that's all right.

Other than that it has been a pretty uneventful start. I traded in a Deino named Cerberus as my actual first party member. Since he knows Dragon Rage he has been able to sweep through the early game pretty easily. I got pretty lucky against Lenora though when she decided to not use Retaliate when she probably should have. I am currently in Castelia city right before the third gym.


Current team
Spoiler:


Cerberus the Naive Deino Lv. 23 @ Quick Claw
Hustle
- Bite
- Dragon Rage
- Headbutt
- Dragon Breath
Current challenge(s):

Challenge type: Ultimate
Pokémon type: Dragon
Game(s): Fire Red, Soul Silver, Alpha Sapphire, Platinum, White, Y, Ultra Moon
Current progress: Fire Red 8/8, Soul Silver 16/16, Alpha Sapphire 0/8, Platinum 8/8, White 8/8, Y 0/8, Ultra Moon 0/4

RattataDude

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I just beat My white 2 Steel monotype challenge. The elite four were easy, but Iris destroyed me.
After 7 tries, I finally beat her. My Ferrothorn with a rocky helmet came in clutch when I tricked her into using contact moves.
This was a very fun experience, and I was thinking bout doing an ORAS and XY steel monotype.

Here's the team I used to beat her.

Rappa The Lucario[M] Lv 57 Psychic, Ice Punch, Strength, Aura Sphere. Item: Expert Belt, Ability: Steadfast.
Mettaton The Magnezone Lv 53 Thunder Wave, Flash Cannon, Charge Beam, ThunderBolt Item: Magnet. Ability: Sturdy.
Toph The Excadrill [F] Lv 56 Sandstorm, Earthquake, Metal Claw, Rock Slide. Item: Hard Stone Ability: Sand Rush.
TetsuTetsu The Ferrothorn[M] Lv 50 Power Whip, Curse, Gyro Ball, Ingrain. Item: Rocky Helmet, Ability: Iron Barbs.
Excalibird The Skarmory [F] Lv 51 Fly, Spikes, Night Slash, Steel Wing. Item: Sharp Beak, Ability: Keen Eye.


For anyone who reads this and Has never done a pokemon Monotype before, I highly recommend doing it! [Edit; yay I fixed it.]
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Ultimate Dragon monotype White update

Current progress
Spoiler:

Playing through this game has helped me realize something; I'm not much of a fan of Hustle. Sure it significantly powers up my physical moves but it also makes them unreliable and that can (and has) really come back to bite me at the worst possible moments. This has caused me quite a few resets against the tougher trainers, especially against Clay (that Excadrill is a beast). Thankfully it's not much longer until I can catch an Axew and finally get my second party member. Just one more gym.


Current team
Spoiler:


Cerberus the Naive Deino Lv. 38 @ Amulet Coin
Hustle
- Crunch
- Dragon Rage
- Headbutt
- Dragon Pulse
Current challenge(s):

Challenge type: Ultimate
Pokémon type: Dragon
Game(s): Fire Red, Soul Silver, Alpha Sapphire, Platinum, White, Y, Ultra Moon
Current progress: Fire Red 8/8, Soul Silver 16/16, Alpha Sapphire 0/8, Platinum 8/8, White 8/8, Y 0/8, Ultra Moon 0/4

The Undisputed Era

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Forum User Name: ddrox13
Game(s): FireRed, StormSilver, Emerald, Diamond, Black 2, Y, Sun, Shield
Pokémon Type: Grass
Single/Ultimate: Ultimate (Cont'd)
Just a heads up encase you missed it, I've announced that Gen 8 games for time being are not required to complete an ultimate challenge given that Game Freak have switch home handhelds to main consoles (yes I know what a switch is) but regardless for now Gen 8 is purely optional for ultimate challenges.

Pikachukid

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The Adventures of Pest the Bug Catcher continues!

I decided to keep the Flygon on my team it doesn’t have a nickname though. I thought Sudowoodo was going to be a challenge but I didn’t even have to use Hera (Heracross). Morty wasn’t a challenge in Ecruteak, but some of the fire trainers in the Burned Tower were frightening. One Koffing managed to use Explosion but other than that we were mostly unscathed. We headed south to train some and we came across a Raikou! I threw a Quick Ball but darn it! It just isn’t the same as a Fast Ball and it got away. After defeating that young thug bothering some people we got surf and headed West.

We started training Hera for the upcoming battle and around this point in the game I realized it was turning into a two man team with Hera and GRASSHOPPER taking the lead. We explored the Lighthouse and easily climbed our way up. Amphy, I believe it was called, was sick and so we couldn’t fight the gym leader. I took FODDER (Totodile) out of the PC and taught it surf. Around this time I started training Flygon. A Gyarados nearly wiped out my team but I made it to Cianwood somehow.

I taught ZZZt (Beedrill #2) Rock Smash to make it feel more useful and started training again. I managed to catch Shuckle the “Shilly Piggy” and fought with Euswine because his greeting was Yo(u) Pest! Euswine managed to put my Flygon to sleep after it being confused and I swapped to the rest of the team and everyone was nearly dead and Electrode was on one hp and he got two lucky crits and I nearly started crying but luckily Flygon managed to wake up (I was out of Awakenings and Chesto Berries) then Shadow Ball took out his Pokémon with ease and Quick Attack was enough to take out 1 hp Electrode and Flygon turned from worst team member to MVP!!!!!!!!! But ZZZt and BUZZd are still at 20 and 21 respectively. Irregardless, Chuck, you’re up.
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Finished the FR/LG monotype a loooooong time ago. Not that anyone cares though.
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Ultimate Dragon monotype White update

Current progress
Spoiler:

Made some good progress since last time. The most noteworthy events were the capture of my new team members, Krona the Axew and Kjell the Druddigon. Thankfully it didn't take long to get them to a decent level since getting the Lucky Egg is mandatory in this game. After that the last two gyms were pretty easy since I'm no longer restricted to one pokémon. Also, after playing through most of the game with the pokémon with the highest evolution level in the series evolving Krona felt extremely easy. Currently on my way to Victory Road.


Current team
Spoiler:


Cerberus the Naive Zweilous Lv. 52 @ Eviolite
Hustle
- Crunch
- Dragon Rage
- Return
- Dragon Pulse


Krona the Brave Haxorus Lv. 52 @ Lucky Egg
Mold Breaker
- Dragon Claw
- Bulldoze
- Rock Slide
- Dragon Dance


Kjell the Jolly Druddigon Lv. 53 @ Rocky Helmet
Rough Skin
- Dragon Claw
- Crunch
- Revenge
- Chip Away


Edit: What should I do if I want to post an update to my run but I'm the last one who posted? Should I edit my last post like I'm doing right now or should I wait for someone else to post?
Current challenge(s):

Challenge type: Ultimate
Pokémon type: Dragon
Game(s): Fire Red, Soul Silver, Alpha Sapphire, Platinum, White, Y, Ultra Moon
Current progress: Fire Red 8/8, Soul Silver 16/16, Alpha Sapphire 0/8, Platinum 8/8, White 8/8, Y 0/8, Ultra Moon 0/4
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