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Old March 10th, 2013 (6:38 PM).
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I do that too when I'm getting close to getting a new party member and I know it's gonna be far behind in level haha.
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Old March 10th, 2013 (7:42 PM).
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I remember when I did a challenge where the first Pokémon I could use wasn't till later in the game, I put so much effort into skipping people so I could re-battle later.
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Old March 11th, 2013 (7:09 PM).
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More of y'all should show up in #swablunest. It gets awfully lonely sometimes! Perhaps I should make an emblem for it.
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Old March 11th, 2013 (11:09 PM).
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An Easter event sounds interesting, can't wait to see what happens next year :o. Also never been to Swablu's Nest :(, should sometime! :D
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Old March 11th, 2013 (11:20 PM).
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    I've been in #swablunest since the beginning of time. :3c
    ...even though I only started doing challenges like three days ago BUT WHATEVER MAN

    Oh but wow I am trying to train up a Magikarp on HG right now and I do not understand how I did this before. Like I've had a Magikarp -> Gyarados on like every other playthrough of any Pokémon game and I don't remember training it ever being this frickin difficult/tedious/painful. How did I manage it so many times in the past?!
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    Old March 12th, 2013 (4:54 AM).
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    In my water monotype for blue version, I only had gyarados and wartortle until after waking snorlax, and both of them are in the high 30s. I'm adding two new members now though, and I even managed to skip almost every trainer in Pokemon tower.

    I am almost always in #swablunest, as Syd knows, and it really does get lonely in there.
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    Old March 12th, 2013 (6:13 AM).
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    Ive been on #swablusnest a few times, but whenever i get on there no one else is there to chat with...
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    Old March 12th, 2013 (6:58 AM).
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    It doesn't help that I'm in central time zone, I suppose lol. ;( If more people would go in throughout the day, I think that'd help. But time zones are an issue, yeah. I usually just leave the chat up when I'm online whether no one's there or not.
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    Old March 12th, 2013 (7:42 PM).
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      I leave the chat up whether I'm there or not haha. Mainly because I just leave my computer on until it forces me to restart it and I forget about the chat for weeks if I close it.
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      Old March 12th, 2013 (7:48 PM).
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      I usually leave myself in there if I sign on during mornings (which is usually only Tuesdays and Thursdays). I sometimes sign on from my phone as Petilil, but no one is in there when I do that haha.
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      Old March 13th, 2013 (7:27 PM).
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      More of y'all should show up in #swablunest. It gets awfully lonely sometimes! Perhaps I should make an emblem for it.
      I'm on there a bit :(

      /should totally be a half-op by now
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      Old March 16th, 2013 (6:44 AM).
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      I was thinking about making a challenge where you have to complete a game using only pokemon found in another regions regional dex. What do you think?
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      So this is gonna exclude FiredRed & LeafGreen then?
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      Old March 16th, 2013 (7:05 AM).
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      I guess it would have to exclude FireRed, LeafGreen and anything from Gen 1 xD
      I don't think that would be a huge negative factor though would it?
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      Old March 16th, 2013 (7:09 AM).
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      It will deter players without trading capabilities that are using their actual cartridges, which can be a problem.
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      Old March 16th, 2013 (7:38 AM).
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      Would you say it is worth posting it then?
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      Old March 16th, 2013 (8:02 AM).
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      I don't know. I can see the challenge in using Pokemon that are in the regional dex, but not introduced in that generation (ex. Using Bellossom and Girafarig in Emerald) and that would be neat, but using Pokemon that aren't in the regional dex at all would just mean trading in a team of whoever you want that's from another regional dex and I don't see the challenge in that. I mean, you end up having to do that for the Random challenge or Favorite challenge, only this one would let you pick what you have. idk. It just doesn't seem that interesting. Like I said, using Pokemon in a game of the gen they weren't introduced in would be okay, like Johto Pokemon in Hoenn, but eh.

      I'm a bit scatter brained right now, sorry lol. Someone else might be able to pick up on something I'm not getting. I'm trying to clean up my room rn though so...
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      Old March 16th, 2013 (8:13 AM).
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      @Sydian - I didn't mean to imply that they had to be traded in. It makes sense to me for people to be able to use anything they can catch as long as it fits the requirements of the challenge. I may write it up later and just see how it goes.
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      Old March 16th, 2013 (8:20 AM).
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      The way you worded it made it seem like you would have to trade/hack in your Pokemon. You said use Pokemon that are in another game's regional dex, so that would mean having to trade them in. Or did you mean Pokemon that are in the region and are also a part of another regional dex? lol I really don't get what you're trying to say.
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      Old March 16th, 2013 (10:37 AM).
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      I mean you could trade in and capture from the game you are in as long as the pokemon on your team are found in another regions regional dex.

      For example in B/W2 you could use a Growlithe or Magnemite because they are originally from the Kanto dex but you could also trade in something not in the regional dex of Unova at all.
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      Old March 16th, 2013 (10:56 AM). Edited March 16th, 2013 by Aquacorde.
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        So, so, you could use a Slugma in an HG playthrough because it's also in the Hoenn regional 'dex? :D
        lol no sorry i'm being an ass. or is that actually what you mean

        So basically what you're saying is that you'd be playing though with Pokémon not introduced in the region your game is set in. But if that's the case, where do you stand on multi-generational Pokémon evolution families? Let's say you're playing Heart Gold and you trade in an Elekid egg. Are you allowed to use that, or must you begin with an Eletabuzz? What if you're playing Platinum- are you allowed to full evolve it to Electivire, or do you have to keep it as an Electabuzz? Are you allowed to use a Pokémon even if its final form doesn't meet the requirements? Are you allowed to use it if one of its forms don't meet the requirements? What's the deal on that?
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        Old March 16th, 2013 (4:56 PM).
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        @Anna - Well at the first thing, yes exactly. As for your second point, well it makes a lot of sense and I hadn't really thought about that. I'd suggest that you probably wouldn't be able to use Electivire but maybe I'd make an allowance for a later introduced prevolution. What do you think?
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          For GBA games this sounds a bit too much of work. Mainly because on both FR/LG and R/S/E games the other region pokemon (and even then only a handful) would become available. Not everyone has GBA or link cables. =( Nor the will to play on an emulator.

          Simplest example would be on Fire Red (first thing that came to mind)
          • I'd want to use a Murkrow, just a simple Murkrow.
          • But since I play on cartridge and on a DS, I can't hack or trade it in. =(
          • Murkrows are available in the game, but only at Lost Cave, which is post-game I think
          • They are from JDex originally(johto region pokedex). Although even on GSC you could get murkrow only once you got to Kanto, but that's a whole different thing...

          Or am I understanding this wrong?
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          Old March 17th, 2013 (5:37 AM).
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          Nah, you pretty much have it. I figure that there are other options and if anyone does want to do it then they can either head to the trade centre, play a different game or use a Emulator/ROM. Honestly it is just an experiment and I'm just gonna see where it goes.
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          Old March 17th, 2013 (6:27 AM).
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            So wait. You really can use almost anything in the Kanto 'dex since they're all in Johto's regional 'dex, and therefore you can just do a normal playthrough on any Kanto game? That's weird though. And not particularly challenging.
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