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The Undisputed Era

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Original thread created by Volga, under editing ownership of The Undisputed Era. Title Graphic: Fairy



A Monotype challenge is a challenge in which you play through a game using solely one type of pokemon.

Rules
  1. No Pokémon may be used in Trainer Battles outside of the type specified in your sign-up post. Monotypes may not be stacked into a single run.
  2. Your final team must consist of at least 2 Elite Four-viable Pokémon who share the type you specified in your sign up.
  3. A Pokémon of your type must be obtained before you earn your second badge or before Lana's Trial (S/M). If this is impossible in your game, you may hack or trade a single Non-Legendary Pokémon of your type within your region's Pokédex.
  4. Pokémon outside your type may be used as long as they evolve into your type by the end of the challenge.
  5. All Pokémon on this list plus Mega Latias/os are banned from use in this challenge: Banned Pokémon in Battle Maison
  6. Trading is permitted for evolution, and obtaining version exclusive Pokémon in your region's Pokédex that cannot be obtained otherwise, as long as its level does not exceed the highest level on your team. No HA/Perfect IVs for this trade in, Egg moves are allowed as they provide much needed type coverage in harder runs. You may hack Pokemon to evolve if they evolve by trading if you are incapable of doing so. If the Pokemon requires an item, you must wait until you have the item before hacking the evolution. Using a trade evolution patch on a ROM is also acceptable.
    *Note: Trading in Nectars for Oricorio is allowed, as it's a simple form change that doesn't change base stats, this also allows anyone using a specific Oricorio to be used from the first island.
    **Note2: Island Scan Pokemon are allowed as well, because although they are not in the Pokedex, they are obtainable within the limits of the game/challenge.
  7. HM Slaves are permitted. They do not need to match your type.
  8. Dark and Steel are exempt from needing Kanto for Ultimate Challenges, since the types were introduced in Generation 2, with only Magnemite being available in FireRed and LeafGreen with one of these types.
  9. Fairy is only needed in generations 3,6 and 7. You can do runs in other generations with pokemon that later become fairy type but you are not required to.
  10. Affection is not allowed (Sylveon is the only exception, but a max of two for Sylveon). Z-Moves are allowed as of 8/5/17. Mega Stone are allowed as of 29/05/2019. (However pokemon that gain types when mega evolving cannot be included as part of a normal mono team; For example: Sceptile becomes part dragon when mega evolving but cannot be used in a dragon mono run.
  11. An Ultimate Challenge is accomplished by reaching the end game of one game from all seven official regions using the same type. They do not need to be completed in chronological order. Fairy type only needs Kalos, Hoenn, and Alola to complete.

Rule #3 applies to any Pokemon only available in the post-game or not at all, but are still in the Regional Dex, which are: (also incluing all of evo line).
- G/S/C: Anything only available in Kanto/Mt. Silver (i.e. Houndour, Misdreavus, etc.) Same applies to HG/SS, but much more limited due to Safari Zone.
- R/S/E/OR/AS: Beldum
- B2/W2: Archen, Tirtouga, Tympole, Munna, Durant, Heatmor, Cyrogonal, Stunfisk, Larvitar, Croagunk, Carnivine, Tropius, Yanma, Lickitung, Igglybuff, Slakoth, Corphish
- S/M: Porygon, Scyther, Emolga, Riolu, Sewaddle, Togepi, Timburr, Tynamo
USUM: Porygon, Scyther, Heracross, Litleo, Druddigon, Lickitung, Dratini, Emolga, Riolu, Sewaddle, Aron, Rotom, Tynamo


End Game Points

R/B/Y/FR/LG - Defeat Blue/Rival as Champion
G/S/C/HG/SS - Defeat Lance
R/S/E/OR/AS - Defeat Steven (R/S/OR/AS) or Wallace (E)
D/P/Pt - Defeat Cynthia
B/W - Defeat Ghetsis
B2/W2 - Defeat Iris (B2/W2)
X/Y - Defeat Diantha
S/M - Defeat Kukui
US/UM - Defeat Hau
Hacks - Determined by player (usually the Champion or Final Boss of the hack)

Optional End Game Points

FR/LG - Complete the Sevii Islands side-quests and rematch the Elite Four
G/S/C/HG/SS - Collect the Kanto Badges, rematch the Elite Four, and Defeat Red (Rematching the Elite Four is only HG/SS)
E/OR/AS - Defeat Steven (E), Complete the Delta Episode and rematch the Elite Four (OR/AS)
Pt - Complete the Stark Mountain side-quest and rematch the Elite Four
B/W - Rematch the Elite Four and defeat Alder
B2/W2 - Rematch the Elite Four
X/Y - Finish the Looker Bureau side-quest
S/M - Finish the Ultra Beast side-quest, get to the Battle Tree, and defeat Red/Blue
US/UM - Finish the RR side-quest, get to the Battle Tree, and defeat Red/Blue



Sign-Up
Make sure you read the rules carefully before signing up. Include the following form in a post. Feel free to group it into a single sign-up, as I did below.

Sign-Up Form
Forum User Name:
Game(s):
Pokémon Type:
Single/Ultimate:
Challengers and Champions

Single Challengers
Spoiler:
Suon - Heart Gold -
Suon - Diamond -
Suon - Black -
Hirokimura -Black -
Count - X -
Count - X -
SorveteQuente - White -
Zero-G - Emerald -
Zero-G - Emerald -
Zero-G - Dark Rising Origins -
Darki - Heart Gold - ????
Slyfox198 - Crystal -
Lrachelr5 - X -
BlissyMKW - Sun -
DeadlyHyena - Blaze Black 2 -
AkiFromFT - Ruby -
Lith97 - Emerald -
Lith97 - Emerald -
DarkVee77 - Fire Red -
Ash - Heart Gold -
Blyvern - Platinum -
Mamoswineftw - Let's Go Eevee -
Fenberry - Sun -
Curelixir - Fire Red -
Pikachukid - Fire Red -
Juliorain - UM -
SorveteQuente - Blaze Black 2 -
Swagroar - X -
Kezukov - HeartGold -
Zexeedkeil123 - OmegaRuby -
Setheking - SoulSilver -
Pebblycone - Ruby -


Ultimate Challengers
Spoiler:
Janp - - FireRed, HeartGold, AS, Diamond, Black, Y & Ultra Moon
Whallan - - Yellow, Soul Silver, Omega Ruby, Platinum, Black, Y & Ultra Moon
James and Eevee - - Fire Red, Soul Silver, Ruby, Pearl, White 2, X, & Ultra Moon
zetsubanx - - Blue, Gold, Ruby, Platinum, Black, X & Ultra Moon
Casual Toxic Stall - - Fire Red, Crystal, Emerald, Platinum, Black 2, Y & Ultra Moon
kitarei - - Leaf Green, Heart Gold, Emerald, Pearl, White, Y & Sun
MachoPony - - Red, HeartGold, Emerald, Platinum, White, X &Ultra Moon
Ahri - - Red, Silver, ORAS, Platinum, White 2, X & SM
FactoriesFarAway - - LeafGreen, HeartGold, Ruby, Platinum, Black, Y & Sun
adzpower - - Leaf Green, Heart Gold, Omega Ruby, Pearl, Black 2, Y & Sun
Kimborelli - - FireRed, Heart Gold, Omega Ruby, Platinum, White 2, X & Ultra Moon
limeemil - - Fire Red, Soul Silver, Alpha Sapphire, Platinum, White, Y & Ultra Moon
Newfi Cheese - - Leaf Green, Soul Silver, Alpha Sapphire, Platinum, Black 2, Y & Moon
Daysonyx - - Sacred Gold, Emerald, Renegade Platinum, Volt White, Wilting Y & Ultra Sun
starryAstrophysicist - - FireRed, Silver, Emerald, Platinum, White, X & Moon
curelixir - - FireRed, HeartGold, Alpha Sapphire, Platinum, White, Y & Ultra Sun
curelixir - - LeafGreen, HeartGold, Alpha Sapphire, Platinum, White, Y & Ultra Sun
calenlily - - Blue, SoulSilver, Ruby, Platinum, ????, Y & Ultra Moon
Xemnahort - - Blue, Crystal, ????, ????, ????, ???? & ????
Xemnahort - - Yellow, ????, ????, ????, ????, ???? & ????
Xemnahort - - Yellow, ????, ????, ????, ????, ???? & ????
Xemnahort - - Blue, ????, ????, ????, ????, ???? & ????
Xemnahort - - Red, ????, ????, ????, ????, ???? & ????
Xemnahort - - Yellow, ????, ????, ????, ????, ???? & ????


Single Champions
Spoiler:
Gen 1
Lunacrest - LeafGreen -
MachoPony - Red -
Aleimon Thimble - Leaf Green -
Suon - Leaf Green -
AzureSparkz - Fire Red -
curelixir - Fire Red -

Gen 2
Lunacrest - Gold -

Gen 3
The Undisputed Era - Emerald -
Lunacrest - Sapphire -
Radboy - Omega Ruby -
Suon - Ruby -


Gen 4
Aleimon Thimble - Platinum -
Silphalion - Platinum -
ddrox13 - Platinum -

Gen 5
jdthebud - Misc -

Gen 6
Silphalion - Y -

Gen 7
Aleimon Thimble - Sun -
Swagroar - Ultra Moon -
Transwiththeplans - Ultra Sun -

Hacks


Ultimate Champions

In the coming week I will work on cleaning up the niceness of the thread, I will also look to add the Champions and Challengers from KingSwing's thread to here, It'll be a bit of a headache but bear with me. I will provide weekly (Sunday) updates to thread!

Janp

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Pinging the thread to be on top. I hope the activity will continue to flow here just like it did in the previous thread. Good luck The Undisputed Era.

The Undisputed Era

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Change log:
1. As of 29/05/2019, Mega evolutions will be allowed for monotype runs, having only 1 of them is advised to stop overpowered runs from taking place. However pokemon that gain a type when mega evolving can not be counted in a standard run, two examples of this would be Sceptile and Ampharos, both gain the dragon type when mega evolving but they cannot be included in a dragon mono run. Note that a pokemon losing a typing is still fine to use so long as the base pokemon itself has the type, an example of this would be Aggron losing its rock typing.

2. Free mode has been removed as a challenge option, I feel as though Free mode and single challenge are too similar to warrant them being needed separately. For people who wish to hack in pokemon outside of their game's regional dex, your run will be included on the "Hacks" section and will be labelled as such.

3. The Pokewalker and Dream radar rule has been removed as I feel nobody even uses these two things when doing runs so they don't warrant needing a rule.

4. Egg moves will be allowed from here on, Not sure why they were restricted in the first place, If you trade yourself an egg which has egg moves, feel free to use it. In a lot of the early games, type coverage for certain types is scarce so this may provide a little breath of fresh air.


Update:
I think I've managed to update the OP to match every update on the previous thread, if you see anything that is incorrect, please let me know! Happy Challenging!

calenlily

Water trainer with a Rowlet addiction

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Alaska
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Ultimate Water Monotype: Ultra Moon, Part 1

I’d meant to save Alola for last, but I needed to start a new save file with Popplio in order to complete the Pokédex on another cartridge, and by the time I unlocked trading I was on a roll with the run, so here we go.

Spoiler:
Start new game, choose female trainer and name self Calen, pick Popplio for my starter, the usual drill. Popplio proceeds to wipe the floor with Hau’s Litten. Explore a little more of Rt 1, then fight Hau again at the Iki Town Festival, where he’s added a Pichu to his team. Thankfully Popplio has enough levels to outspeed it, so it goes down easily, and Litten is no threat.

Visit Kukui’s Lab and finally get access to the beach area( go looking for a Wingull. Take so long to find one with Hydration and a decent nature that Popplio is around level 15 by the time we get to the Trainer’s School. (End up with a -Attack Wingull, which isn’t ideal since she’ll be relying on Wing Attack for Flying STAB for a while, but after like eight catches I’m ready to settle and move on. Catch a Slowpoke while we’re at it, and proceed to never once use it.) Popplio levels up and learns Icy Wind just in time to face the teacher and one-shot her Rowlet with it. Explore Hau’oli City and immediately spend too much money on clothes. The Team Skull grunts and their Zubat are more easy prey for Icy Wind, but Illima is by far the hardest battle so far, since I have no super-effective moves and while Wingull only takes neutral damage from Smeargle’s Leahage she’s super frail.

Head on to Rt 2, which is pretty uneventful. Stop in at Sandy Cave when I get to Big Wave Beach and catch a Psyduck just inside the entrance. I’m not really planning on using it, but I want to have something that can learn Brick Break in case things go poorly in Verdant Cavern.

The Verdant Cavern trial turns out to be a breeze, though. My starter, who’s a Brionne by now, two-shots Totem Alolan Raticate with Disarming Voice and takes out its ally Alolan Rattata simultaneously. Head down Rt 3, where Brionne’s Icy Wind is extremely useful against abundance of birds, and into Melemele Meadow, where Wingull gets a chance to shine. Rescue Nebby, explore the cave, then come out to fight Hau again. The addition of Noibat does nothing to make his team more threatening, and Brionne sweeps it again. Hurry through the rest of Rt 3, level Wingull to learn Air Cutter, then return to Iki Town to face Hala.

With special attackers with both Flying STAB and Fairy moves, I’m not remotely worried about Hala. Wingull ends up sweeping his whole team without Brionne needing to lift a flipper. With my first grand trial completed and access to Tauros charge, I do a victory lap of the island, exploring all the areas that smashing boulders opens up, and acquire a Flyinium Z in case Wingull wants it (she’s happy with a Sharp Beak for now).

Mantine Surf to Akala Island. Immediately surf back to have the Big Wave Beach move tutor teach Shock Wave to Wingull, which hugely expands her coverage. Return to Akala and continue on. The abundance of normal types on Rt 4 means my Brick Breaking Psyduck gets to come out and play for a bit.

Get to Paniola Town, fight Hau again, Psyduck takes his new Eevee and Brionne sweeps the rest once more. Immediately hatch the Eevee egg I get at the nursery in order to obtain a Water Stone. Hurry on down Rt 5 to Brooklet Hill. Wingull evolves into Pelipper almost immediately before the trial. The water trial is incredibly easy, as Pelipper outspeeds Totem Araquanid despite its aura and Air Cutter OHKOs.

With the fishing rod and access to Lapras Paddle, it’s finally time to get some more proper team members. Return to Brooklet Hill after the trial and catch a Poliwag. Scare off by Paniola Ranch to access Rt 6. Duck through Royal Avenue to Rt 7’s water area to catch a Staryu (with many curses for this gen’s fishing mechanics along the way) and a Tentacool, then use the latter to get the trade Barboach (whose name is set as “Babo”, but my brain likes to read as “Boba”). Finally explore Royal Avenue properly and trigger the story elements. Return to Melemele, explore all the water areas that have opened up, then finish exploring Rt 7. My new additions are still a ways behind Brionne and Pelipper, so I grind a bit more at Wela Volcano Park until everyone’s around level 30 and Poliwag and Barboach have become Poliwhirl and Whiscash.

Start the fire trial. Totem Alolan Marowak uses Detect to evade attack for the first turn and calls its ally Salazzle. A Magnitude 7 from Whiscash does over half to the Totem and takes out the ally. Marowak’s Cursed body disables Magnitude, so Whiscash finishes it off with Mud Bomb.

Rt 8 and upper Rt 5 are uneventful. On to Lush Jungle, and another trial for Pelipper. Air Cutter is a two-shot on Totem Lurantis, the second of which does over half to its ally Comfey, who is easily cleaned up after the Totem is down. Lurantis uses X-Scissor on both shots it gets in, dealing minimal damage.

Back to Heahea City, and through Diglett’s Tunnel (which is a breeze for Brionne - who evolves into Primarina somewhere around here - between Icy Wind and Bubblebeam). Reach Konikoni City, buy some useful TMs and spend too much on clothes again (then hurry to complete the Ditto sidequest so I’ll be less broke), then press on towards the ruins to meet Olivia.

Grand Trial time. Poliwhirl takes Olivia’s Lileep down with repeated Brick Breaks, while Anorith and Lycanroc go down quickly to water attacks. Fly back to Heahea City, but Faba’s going to have to wait a bit, because it’s time to call it a night.


Current Team:
Primarina (m) lvl 36
Barboach (f, “Babo”) lvl 34
Poliwhirl (f) lvl 34 @Eviolite
Staryu lvl 33
Pelipper (f) lvl 37 @Sharp Beak
Current challenges
Ultimate Monotype - Water
Blue (8/8), SoulSilver (8/16), Ruby (8/8), Platinum (2/8), Black (?) (0/8), Y (8/8), Ultra Moon (4/8)

Completed challenges
Single monotype: Flying (Red)

calenlily

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Ultimate Water Monotype: Platinum

I apparently have gaming ADD right now, so while I’m still working on Ultra Moon, I’ve started my run of Platinum too.

Spoiler:
Start new game, choose female trainer, name self Calen, yadda yadda yadda. Pick Piplup as my starter, name him Pengwing, very narrowly beat Barry and his new Turtwig. Obtain Pokéballs and catch a Bidoof and a Starly for future use with HMs.

Get to Jubilife City, get the Pokétch and all that. Go back to Rt 202 and grind till Pengwing learns Peck before leaving the city, because there’s a rival battle coming up and I know Pound and Bubble will barely touch Turtwig’s defenses. (Why is Piplup’s early learnset so bad?) Fight Barry on Rt 203, Starly is nothing to write home about and Pengwing’s Peck 3-shots Turtwig despite Starly having lowered my attack a stage and Turtwig spamming Withdraw.

Pengwing evolves into Prinplup not long after, and learns Bubblebeam before I leave Oreburgh Mine, so the Oreburgh Gym battle is trivially easy, with Bubblebeam OHKOing everything there.

Return to Jubilife City, save the Professor, and head up to Floaroma Town. Get the Pluck TM and upgrade Pengwing’s Peck to Pluck. Catch a Buizel outside the Valley Windworks, name her Marina, and stop to get her leveled up a bit before continuing on. Kick Team Galactic out of the area and continue on to Eterna Forest. Take advantage of the free healing accompaniment NPC to focus on training Marina up some more.

Arrive in Eterna City and challenge the gym. Pengwing outspeeds and OHKOs every one of the gym trainers’ Pokémon, outspeeds and 2HKOs Gardenia’s Turtwig and Cherrim, then promptly gets outsped and one-shot by Roserade, who proceeds to OHKO Marina and Bidoof as well.

Return to Rt 205 to train Pengwing some more. The levels of the wild Pokémon are low enough that it goes super slowly, so after gaining only a single level I decide I’d rather try my luck at the gym again. On the second try things go even worse, as Turtwig sets up Reflect and Sunny Day, losing me the battle before I even get to Roserade. On the third try, however, a lucky crit lets Pengwing one-shot Turtwig, denying it the chance to set up on or Razor Leaf me. Cherrim goes down in two hits and only uses Leech Seed in between, taking a small fraction of Pengwing’s health. I switch in and sacrifice Marina to get rid of Leech Seed and deal chip damage with Aqua Jet before Roserade takes her down. I send Pengwing in, and miraculously that single extra level has given him the edge speedwise. Roserade uses Stun Spore to get a paralysis off, and Pengwing is paralyzed two turns in a row. Amazingly he still manages to hold out until Roserade is in the red after Gardenia spends her Super Potion, but ultimately he goes down again.

The next time we make it to Roserade, we get another stroke of luck when Stun Spore misses. Pengwing uses Pluck to knock Roserade into the red, steals its Sitrus Berry, and heals the Leech Seed damage to return to full health. Gardenia uses her super potion, but it doesn’t completely restore Roserade’s HP. Pengwing keeps spamming Pluck and takes Roserade out in two more hits, while retaining nearly half of his own health. Second badge acquired.

Have another meeting with the obnoxiousness that is Barry, meet Cyrus, meet Cynthia, and obtain the Cut HM. Bidoof now knows Cut as well as Rock Smash.


Current Team:
Pengwing the Prinplup (m), lvl 28
Marina the Buizel (f), lvl 24
Bibi the Bidoof (f), lvl 9
Current challenges
Ultimate Monotype - Water
Blue (8/8), SoulSilver (8/16), Ruby (8/8), Platinum (2/8), Black (?) (0/8), Y (8/8), Ultra Moon (4/8)

Completed challenges
Single monotype: Flying (Red)

Kezukov

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For sign up, do you need to start fresh? I started a Poison Run of HeartGold about a week ago and im currently grinding for the E4. Or am I ok, as long as im not breaking any rules?

The Undisputed Era

Shock the System.

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For sign up, do you need to start fresh? I started a Poison Run of HeartGold about a week ago and im currently grinding for the E4. Or am I ok, as long as im not breaking any rules?
If you're already doing a challenge without signing up, you're perfectly fine to post when you have completed it and will be put on the champions as normal. The sign ups for me personally are just a great way for the owner of the thread to track who has a challenge running.
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Dragon Type Monotype First and Last Update



Ancalgon: 168/158/105/120/105/145
Diego: 164/163/158/88/78/117
Dianne: 158/158/159/119/146/140
Neptune: 162/130/137/132/108/122
Benedict: 171/157/108/152/100/92
Brimstone: 133/105/185/126/104/72








Brimstone alone swept Hau, which I can respect immensely. I chose not to use Naganadel due to using him prior to this run...and he had HORRIBLE IVs. Couldn't KO anything, even with a Nasty Plot.

Kezukov

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Ok sweet, well if you want to keep with the organization

Forum User Name: Kezukov
Game(s): HG
Pokémon Type: Poison
Single/Ultimate: Single

Currently my team is a
Nidoking lv45
Tenacruel lv38
Haunter lv40
Weezing lv40
Weepinbell lv31
Crobat lv38

The Undisputed Era

Shock the System.

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Dragon Type Monotype First and Last Update.
The fact exeggutor's head doesn't even fit on the screen both amuses and annoys me, hope you enjoyed the run and will be happy to see you attempt more in the future.

Pikachukid

Don’t use VOLT TACKLE D:>

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Hi there. Fancy new thread. I was confused at first lol. I’d like to point out before I update that I finished the Firered Bug monotype a looooong time ago (not that anyone cares) not normal. And my current run is on Soulsilver (also bug type).

Back to the adventures of Pest, the bug catcher.
I met a team rocket member who knew my name. My reputation exceeds me. He said, “Scram you Pest!” Right outside the radio tower. Haha, I’m famous!
I battled Whitney and nearly lost because Zzzt missed String Shot (X speed came in handy though)
I caught a male Yanma with my last Lure ball but I might not add it to the team.
I rage quit while leveling up Paralysect because Drowzee kept getting Critical Hits and landing so many Hypnosis (and String Shot misses!?)

Team:
Beedrill x2 (Bzzt and Zzzt) lv 20 & 18
Heracross (Hera) lv 19
Paras (Paralysect) lv 15
Scyther (GRASSHOPPER) lv 15
Boxed:
Yanma (Flygon) whatever level you find it in the wild
:chu:


Finished the FR/LG monotype a loooooong time ago. Not that anyone cares though.

The Undisputed Era

Shock the System.

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Hi there. Fancy new thread. I was confused at first lol. I’d like to point out before I update that I finished the Firered Bug monotype a looooong time ago (not that anyone cares) not normal. And my current run is on Soulsilver (also bug type).
Not entirely sure why I listed it as normal, might have been an error while I was copy and pasting the images for types. I'll be sure to correct it in the next thread update! Thanks for pointing that out. Have fun on your SS run, I'll be sure to add it.

Pebblycone

Little Monster ♥

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Australia
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Forum User Name: Pebblycone
Game(s): Ruby Version
Pokémon Type: Bug
Single/Ultimate: Single

From doing my current Time Warp Jurassic Jam challenge, I've been interested in using some more bug Pokemon! And I've never used any bug types in Hoenn so I'm excited about the different Pokemon to be trying!
Currently Playing:
Pokemon Red - Time Warp Challenge (Jurassic Jam)
Pokemon Ruby - Monotype Challenge (Bug Type)

Completed Challenges:
Pokemon Ruby - Date of Birth Challenge

ZexceedKeil123

The Komaeda of Pokemon

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Well hello there started up the game choose Torchic as my starter beat may and chaught a Shroomish in the forrest trained up and took down Roxanne. Went to Dewford and chaught a Makuhita and used the newly evolved Combusken to peck Brawley's pokemon and talked to Steven now I'm on the way to Slateport.

Team
Ryu(Combusken)lvl:18
Scratch
Ember
Peck
Double Kick

Luigi(Shroomish)lvl:17
Drain Punch
Headbutt
Mega Drain
Stun Spore

Majin Buu(Makuhita)lvl:12
Tackle
Fake Out
Arm Thrust
Focus Energy
Ongoing Challenges
Omega Ruby Fighting Monotype(2/8)
Emerald Randomized Nuzlocke(0/8)


Completed Challenges
Mightyena Solorun of Omega Ruby

Swagroar

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Wait, a new thread already? Oh wow, didn't expect that. Anyway, continuing my challenge from this post, let's get on with it!

X Psychic Monotype - Update #2

Spoiler:
  • After received the Exp. Share from Alexa, I turned it off, and caught myself a Ralts on Route 4 that I named Relegation. I went back and beat the trainers that I hadn't to get her some EXP. I skipped the trainers on Route 4, and didn't waste much time in getting to Professor Sycamore's Lab in Lumiose City!
  • To put it short, it came down to his Charmander, who got Relegation to 1 HP…and he used Smoke Screen, but I hit through it and finished him. I picked Squirtle for the starter, not that it matters. We found Lysandre, and Diantha, and didn't take long to get a move on after discussing some things with Serena and then a bit more exploring.
  • On Route 5, I caught an Abra that I named Encyclopedia. I then went back and fought some of the trainers on Route 4, but not the three Gardeners with the Corphish, thinking those could deal some damage.
  • Tierno's Corphish, however, wasn't quite as troublesome. So yeah I could beat those Gardeners but I'd save them for later team members. After him, I skipped all the trainers on this route, as well, and quickly made my way into Camphrier Town. I did get Encyclopedia to evolve into Kadabra, though.
  • Taking care of matters there, we were sent to Route 7, where we met with the sleeping Snorlax, which in turn sent us to the Parfum Palace. But before doing any of that, I caught an Espurr that I would name Sleeper.
  • Going through Parfum Palace and helping some dumb owner save his dog, we were then given the Poke Flute and a TM. That Poke Flute was used to wake up the Snorlax, and I had Sleeper steal its Sitrus Berry and then fled, knowing I wouldn't be able to beat it very easily, if at all, what with my team being special.
  • I skipped the trainers on Route 7, too, except the double battle with the rivals. That went easy enough. Then in Connecting Cave, I caught myself a Meditite named Randori, and after meeting with Sina and Dexio once again on Route 8 and getting the Coastal Kalos Pokedex, caught a Spoink named Springy and an Inkay named Supertron. I made way into Ambrette Town and got Rock Smash…
  • …And THEN I went back to fight all those trainers that I skipped - the Gardeners with the Corphish, Routes 5, 6 and 7. Most of them were simple enough and gave good EXP, but as for the Furfrou duo, Randori certainly helped in that regard, even though they did hit hard on a few of my other team members. There wasn't much that I remember on Route 8, either.
  • We met with the researcher in the fossil lab, and were sent to Route 9, where after going through the Spikes passage, we entered Glittering Cave, and caught a Lunatone named Luma. Unfortunately, Lunatone doesn't get Power Gem in this generation. In the back was Team Flare, who we had to deal with for the first time, and double battle with Serena, where - GASP! - she ACTUALLY USED PSYBEAM ON THEIR CROAGUNK!!! HOLD ME, I DON'T THINK WE'RE IN REALITY!!! …Not that it mattered much though because mono-Psychic and all. Randori dealt with the Scraggy. After getting a fossil that won't serve any use, I made my way back.
  • On lower Route 8 we got the Dowsing Machine, found some items, and arrived in Cyllage City. I didn't waste any time in going to Route 10 and catching an Eevee, which I named Unit. I got it to evolve into an Espeon, but it was unfortunately caught at Level 20, so it wouldn't have a direct Psychic-type attack for a while. No big deal though, it's mostly just for Synchronize and not a dedicated team member. I used it to aid me in catching a Sigilyph that I would name Temple. I added the Sigilyph to my team, and I had what I would use for the time being. I beat the trainers on Route 10, they weren't super tough and gave some nice EXP.
  • Then we had the Gym! As far as tough stuff went, the only thing that was much of a hassle was the Lunatone with Hypnosis, but even that didn't last very long against Supertron. And once we were all set, we took on Grant, the Gym Leader!
  • As he began with Amaura, I opened with Springy. Psybeam didn't do too much, and he used Thunder Wave, which paralyzed me. Aurora Beam did 1/5 as I used Confuse Ray. He hit himself, and I scored a critical hit to get him to healing range. As he healed, Psybeam did alright (around 1/5). He hit through confusion for another weak Aurora Beam, but Psybeam got him near half. Thinking he'd snap out of confusion, I used Confuse Ray again… But he hit himself. He snapped out of confusion then, though, and hit with a weak Aurora Beam that lowered my Attack as I was fully paralyzed. THEN after all of that he used Take Down and finished me, but recoil had him low. I brought in Randori… And I was faster, so Rock Smash got the finish.
    Tyrunt was next, and I stayed in for a Rock Smash that did a little under half and got the Defense drop. Rock Tomb did 1/3 but lowered my Speed. I switched in Sleeper, who was OHKO'd with Bite. I brought in Randori again and used Rock Smash, which scored a maybe not needed critical hit for the win.
  • With that, I got the Cliff Badge and TM39 for Rock Tomb, so that's good. But I think that's good enough for this part, so we'll continue the next time!

Team:
Spoiler:
(M) "Natsu", Level 24
Stats: 64, 36, 41, 53, 40, 36
Moves: Ember, Fire Spin, Flame Charge, Psybeam

(M) "Sleeper", Level 23
Stats: 65, 33, 30, 40, 34, 39
Moves: Disarming Voice, Fake Out, Light Screen, Psybeam

(F) "Randori", Level 23
Stats: 53, 30, 29, 27, 30, 35
Moves: Confusion, Detect, Meditate, Rock Smash

(F) "Springy", Level 23
Ability: Thick Fat
Stats: 61, 19, 22, 44, 49, 38
Moves: Confuse Ray, Magic Coat, Psybeam, Psywave

(M) "Supertron", Level 23
Ability: Contrary
Stats: 61, 34, 29, 23, 31, 29
Moves: Foul Play, Hypnosis, Psybeam, Topsy-Turvy

(M) "Temple", Level 23
Ability: Magic Guard
Stats: 68, 35, 47, 54, 46, 54
Moves: Air Cutter, Psybeam, Tailwind, Whirlwind

Storage:
Ralts (F) "Relegation", Level 15, Mild, Trace
Kadabra (M) "Encyclopedia", Level 19, Naive, Synchronize
Lunatone "Luma", Level 17, Calm
Espeon (M) "Unit", Level 21, Bashful
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ZexceedKeil123

The Komaeda of Pokemon

Male
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Reached Slateport and did the stuff with Stern then skipped the contest hall stuff beating May on my way to Mauville just barely beat Watson on my first try headed up to route 112 and chaught a Machop and then went to help Cosmo beat some more Magma peeps but they got the meteorite and then headed to Mt.Chimney beat a grunt and Machop evolved so I’m gonna wait till I can get a Machamp to progress anyone wanna help?



Ryu(Combusken)lvl30
Quick Attack
Peck
Flame Charge
Double Kick

Luigi(Breloom)lvl29
Drain Punch
Headbutt
Power Up Punch
Rock Smash

Majin Buu(Hariyama)lvl28
Strength
Vital Throw
Smack Down
Bulk Up

Goro(Machoke)lvl28
Strength
Dig
Vital Throw
Focus Energy
Ongoing Challenges
Omega Ruby Fighting Monotype(2/8)
Emerald Randomized Nuzlocke(0/8)


Completed Challenges
Mightyena Solorun of Omega Ruby

Pebblycone

Little Monster ♥

Female
Australia
Seen 4 Days Ago
Posted 4 Days Ago
56 posts
9.2 Years
Ooooooo boy! This challenge is a lot harder than I thought (well DUH!). I am enjoying the challenge a lot though, it's really testing my skills and resourcefulness. Also something I did not take note of when I started, was using Ruby version, where Team Magma will be using more fire types! I'm so used to playing Sapphire version that I didn't think of that :pink_confused: Oh well! More of a challenge for me haha. Anyway, I decided to write a quick little run down of my progess for each Gym!

The Journey of Pebbly the Bug Catcher!


Roxanne:
Spoiler:
As soon as I had access to Pokeballs, I caught a Wurmple (named Bailey) on the first route. Originally I was considering raising both a Beautiful AND a Dustox, but then I just figured I would see what luck would give me! I also caught a Surskit (named Brielle), then started training both of my Pokemon up and Wurmple ended up evolving into Silcoon! I continued on through the story, and before taking on Roxanne, I decided to catch a Nincada, naming it Bianca. I'd never used the two evolutions before so I was excited to give it a go! Also my Silcoon evolved in Beautifly.
Now onto Roxanne! Her Geodude wasn’t a problem for me, but I had trouble with Nosepass - he was a tough cookie! I whited out the first try, but on the second I got it and received my first gym badge!

Brawly:
Spoiler:
I made my way back to the tunnel to help out the Devon guy again, and also helped Mr Briney. Headed to Dewford town soon after that, and started taking on the gym trainers. They were easily defeated, and I used a mix of my Pokemon to make sure they were getting experience. When it came to Brawly though, I ended up just using Gust from Bailey. With Brawly defeated, I sought out Steven in the nearby cave to give him his letter. Now, onto Slateport!

Wattson:
Spoiler:
I continued training all of my Pokemon as I made my way up the Routes. I can't remember 100%, but somewhere here is might have been when Nincada evolved. I now had not only a Ninjask but also Shedinja - which I named Bow. My rival, Brendan, posed a bit of a challenge (considering he had a Combusken - silly me for choosing Treeko as a starter!), but I did well considering. While training on the Daycare route, I decided to grab a Volbeat to give it a try, which I named Benji. Soon enough, Benji would prove his worth to the team!
At this point, I also decided to invest in some Vitamins to give my Bug Pokemon a bit more power behind them. I caught a bunch of Zigzagoons, and while training each Pokemon, grabbed their Pick up Items. This was a really nice way to make a bunch of money early on in the game, and eventually I bought some vitamins from the Energy Guru in Slateport. After raising all of my team to about level 25? I figured I was ready to take on Wattson!
Boy... I did not know the troubles I had ahead. His first Pokemon, Magnemite, was already a challenge. It had Supersonic as well as Thunder Wave, so he was constantly confusing and paralyzing my Pokemon. After failing miserably the first battle, I decided I should be using some berry's to counter the paralysis! I also came up with a strategy - opening with Bow, I would Sand attack him to my hearts content, then wittle it down with attacks. Then came Voltorb. With Rollout, it meant I couldn't really use Bailey, Bianca, or Bow. I relied on Benji using Moonlight and Confuse Ray, which worked a charm most of the time, but he was normally knocked out by Self Destruct :pink_frown: Now, the worst part of this battle for sure was Magneton! Up til this point, I was already slugging it out defeating his first two Pokemon. Basically none of my attacks would do anything to Magneton except for Brielle's BubbleBeam - which still took 2-3 hits to feint it. I tried a few different strategies in the many times I attempted this battle, and I ended up relying on Bianca using Sand attack as many times as she could, and then switching in Brielle. Eventually with basically a bunch of luck, Brielle managed to wipe out Magneton with her Bubblebeams! PRAISE THE BUG LORDS!

Flannery:
Spoiler:
After that slugfest, I was super worried about this next part. I had to defeat team Magma at Mt Chimney, as well as the next gym leader - both of them using Fire types.
In the end though, Team Magma was pretty easy - after all the training in the previous routes, my Pokemon were at a pretty good level to overpower Maxie. This trend continued to the next gym. Although I did get defeated by Flannery the first go, it only took another try to defeat her. The first go, I was trying to use a variety of my team and see how I went. After that failed spectacularly, I decided to just spam Brielles Bubblebeam and made quick work with her team. Next update, I will be onto Norman!


Current Team:
Spoiler:

Bailey | Beautifly | Lvl 31


Brielle | Surskit | Lvl 32


Bianca | Ninjask | Lvl 31


Bow | Shedinja | Lvl 30


Benji | Volbeat | Lvl 32


Gym Leaders Defeated:
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Currently Playing:
Pokemon Red - Time Warp Challenge (Jurassic Jam)
Pokemon Ruby - Monotype Challenge (Bug Type)

Completed Challenges:
Pokemon Ruby - Date of Birth Challenge

SetheKing

"Ignore him, for he...Yeah, he's dumb."

Male
Alabama
Seen 3 Days Ago
Posted 3 Days Ago
39 posts
7.4 Years
Update on Flying SoulSilver challenge:
Spoiler:
Am about 5 badges into the journey. Got a Totodile (BIRDFEEDER), but replaced him with a Pidgey (AIRFORCE 1), Hoothoot (HOOTERS), Zubat (NOT BATMAN) Spearow (LAGANN), Hoppip (ALLERGEN), & Ledyba (MIRACULOUS) basically immediately. Trained them up and used them to beat Falkner and Sprout Tower, then moved on to Azalea Town. Actually had a bit of trouble there, because Bugsy managed to land nothing but critical hits on every one of his attacks somehow. Eventually won and moved on. Around this time, Togepi (OMELET) hatched and I fished up a Magikarp (POSEIDON). Level grinded them until they evolved and moved on.

Beat both Whitney and Morty with ease, rotating my Pokemon around a bit. Did all the Lighthouse business, got the medicine and beat Chuck, then went back to catch the Red Gyarados and beat Team Rocket before challenging Jasmine (Her team is gonna be what kills me, I'm sure)


Spoiler:
Team:
1. NOT BATMAN, the Crobat (Level 27)
2. LAGANN, the Fearow (Level 25)
3. OMELET, the Togetic (Level 30)
4. POSEIDON, the Gyarados (Level 26)
5. NEPTUNE, the Red Gyarados (Level 30)
6. ALLERGEN, the Jumpluff (Level 27)

In Box:
HOOTERS, the Hoothoot (Level 13)
MIRACULOUS, the Ledyba (Level 5)
AIRFORCE 1, the Pidgeotto (Level 21)
BIRDFEEDER, the Totodile (Level 7) - Cut slave
Random Geodude - Caught as a Strength slave
BUTTERS, the Caterpie (Level 10) - caught with the intention of a Butterfree, decided not to use


Badges: 5
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