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Old July 8th, 2017 (7:49 PM). Edited August 13th, 2017 by BugTypeAficionado.
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    Hello! I'd like to preface this challenge by saying two things. First, you will most likely need some kind of cheating device if you play this challenge on a Gen 5 or earlier game. This challenge revolves around using Pokemon not usually available through normal play, and while the Gen 6-7 games have Wonder Trade, the GTS, and Link Trades available for getting Pokemon, earlier games do not. Not to discourage anyone from running this on earlier entries, but it might be a bit harder to do so.

    Secondly, this challenge is not possible on the original Gen 1 Games, AKA Red, Blue, Green, and Yellow, nor the original Gen 2 Games, AKA Gold, Silver, and Crystal. This is rather self-explanatory, but there exist no Pokemon outside of the Kanto region in the Gen 1 games (so unless you intend on running this game by using Strength on the truck next to the S.S. Anne and solo running the game with a Mew, it's not happening), and in Gen 2, every Pokemon that existed at the time could be caught, since the player visits both Kanto and Johto. However, any game from Ruby, Sapphire, Emerald, and onward is eligible for this challenge. This also means an Ultimate Challenge would require the Kanto and Johto games to be played in their remake incarnations.

    And with that out of the way, let's get this started.

    The Foreign Challenge

    Rules

    1. Your entire team must be comprised of Pokemon not available in the game you are playing. For example, if you're playing Black 2/White 2, you cannot use any Unova Pokemon, nor can you use Pokemon from past generations that can be caught in Unova. Any Pokemon from past generations that cannot be caught or received in Unova are game. I'd search the regional Pokedex for the region you plan on playing as well as checking around to see every Pokemon that is available to you. If it's possible to get it in game, it's not allowed.

    UPDATE: Just to clarify, here's a surefire method to test if a Pokemon is eligible. Go to the Bulbapedia page of the Pokemon you wish to use. Scroll to the "Game locations" section of the page, and look at the results for your game of choice. If this Pokemon can be acquired by methods other than Trade, Event, or Pokemon Bank, it cannot be used.

    2. Hacked in/Received from Online Pokemon must be reasonable. Lvl 1-10 if received online 1-5 if you're hacking them in yourself, no ridiculous stats or anything. Egg moves are allowed. If you're hacking them in yourself, you can make them shiny if you wish, it doesn't affect anything.

    3. HM Slaves are allowed. You can catch a Bidoof or something on your first route to pile on HMs,
    you don't need to dedicate a party slot to it. However, keep it in a PC box whenever not in use,
    and do not let it battle.

    4. Optionally, if you are playing Sun/Moon, you can impose upon yourself a challenge to have each party member be from a different region. If you go for this, your name will be italicized in the Challengers/Champions section to indicate it.
    4A. Pokemon that originate from one region and gain an evolution in a new generation will represent the newer generation. So if you have a Swinub, if you evolve it into Mamoswine, it will count as a Gen 4 Pokemon.

    If you have any questions or the rules seem a bit unclear, please ask and I will specify as necessary.

    Win Conditions

    GSC/HGSS: Defeat Red
    RSE/ORAS: Defeat Steven/Wallace
    DPP: Defeat Cynthia
    BWB2W2: Defeat N/Iris
    XY: Defeat AZ
    SM: Defeat Professor Kukui

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    UPDATE: I restarted my game after submitting this challenge, thinking it had gotten lost, so when it was finally approved, the team I had planned to use was lost. After some long amounts of Wonder Trading, I've gotten a new team for this challenge instead. Hope you understand!

    Username: BugTypeAficionado
    Game: Moon
    Team: Vileplume, Forretress, Altaria, Ambipom, Excadrill, Malamar (All starting at Lvl. 1, base forms)
    Single/Ultimate: Single

    Challengers

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    BugTypeAficionado
    Game: Moon


    AkiFromFT
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    Champions

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    N/A


    Ultimate Challengers

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    N/A


    Ultimate Champions

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    Old July 14th, 2017 (7:03 PM).
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      Yo!
      Thing is i noticed Fire red and leaf green is third gen so i can hack pokemon from hoenn and Johto into it.
      So is it okay if i do
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      Game: Fire red
      Changes: Only pokemon from Johto or Hoenn.

      It is very Foreign.
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      Old July 28th, 2017 (12:56 AM).
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        Yo!
        Thing is i noticed Fire red and leaf green is third gen so i can hack pokemon from hoenn and Johto into it.
        So is it okay if i do
        Username: metroid711
        Game: Fire red
        Changes: Only pokemon from Johto or Hoenn.

        It is very Foreign.
        Yes, it is okay if you use the Gen 3 Remakes for this challenge.

        However, if you could, please specify what Pokemon you will be using for this challenge. This is to make 100% sure all Pokemon are eligible before the challenge starts and any plans are ruined. Although they are only available post game, a handful of Gen 2 and 3 Pokemon are available via the Sevii Islands, so those are forbidden from use as well.
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        Old July 28th, 2017 (3:38 AM).
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          Team: Noivern, Charizard, Omastar, Sceptile, Ampharos, and Zoroark(Will be transferred as the base forms and at lvl 1)
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          (gonna have to wait a bit for Zoroark and Omastar)
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          Old July 28th, 2017 (6:53 AM).
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            Yes, it is okay if you use the Gen 3 Remakes for this challenge.

            However, if you could, please specify what Pokemon you will be using for this challenge. This is to make 100% sure all Pokemon are eligible before the challenge starts and any plans are ruined. Although they are only available post game, a handful of Gen 2 and 3 Pokemon are available via the Sevii Islands, so those are forbidden from use as well.

            Actually i'm gonna pass on this, im doing a sun playthrough and about to start a game on the underground. I forgot about this because it's been awhile since you replied.
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            Old October 13th, 2017 (12:49 PM).
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            Just a quick question, what about the online Red randomizer? You can use it to play Red Version but with different generations of Pokemon, including just that generation/s. It's up to Gen 6 and has all the moves and types from then. Would that count at all or is it against the rules since it's still Generation 1?
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            Old October 14th, 2017 (11:01 AM).
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              Can we use sideshow showcase or other hacks for this challenge, such as Theta Emerald EX or the Nameless Fire Red Project Hack? They replace some of the pokemon in Fire Red/Emerald with pokemon from the later generations...
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