The PokéCommunity Forums Pokémon Gaming Challenges
Challenge Ideas & Discussion

Challenges Play your Pokémon games in fresh new ways: anything from The Monotype Challenge to the popular Nuzlocke.


View Poll Results: Do you feel more people should get into Nuzlockes?
Yes 7 36.84%
No 12 63.16%
Voters: 19. You may not vote on this poll

Closed Thread
 
Thread Tools
  #2476    
Old February 29th, 2012 (1:44 PM).
Jellicent♀'s Avatar
Jellicent♀ Jellicent♀ is offline
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Laverre City
Age: 25
Gender: Male
Nature: Modest
Posts: 2,613
Finally done with my Valentine's Challenge. I've been QUITE bored with Pokemon so now I'm looking for something else to do. I've been thinking about doing one where I can only use Pokemon that evolve a special way other than JUST a stone. Like, i.e. Aipom to Ambipom, or how Snorunt must be female with a Dawn Stone to evolve to Froslass. I might sign up for one of the threads, though.

Relevant Advertising!

  #2477    
Old February 29th, 2012 (2:03 PM).
vaporeon7's Avatar
vaporeon7 vaporeon7 is offline
My life would suck without you
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Preparing for trouble and making it double.
Gender: Male
Nature: Adamant
Posts: 5,152
Quote:
Originally Posted by infersaime View Post
I had a idea were you playtrough a game using no Items only poké balls are allowed.
I do my Nuzlockes like that, so I just think of this as a Nuzlocke but with less stress and risk.
__________________
  #2478    
Old March 1st, 2012 (8:41 AM).
jespoke's Avatar
jespoke jespoke is offline
Challenge Forum Stalker
     
    Join Date: Apr 2010
    Age: 22
    Gender: Male
    Posts: 352
    Hi everyone...
    Im back after an unusually long "Im bored of pokemon" break to what sounds like a rather lazy sub-forum (Or is that just the moderator? :P)
    I can't even remember what challenges i was doing, but Im back with a new nuzlocke because i need something to do in the bus, and Ive played the Legend of Zelda Minish Cap through twice in the last 2 weeks :/

    Does anyone even remember me? Otherwise: Hello everyone, Im Jespoke! :P
    __________________
    Challenges:[COLOR=Blue][COLOR=Black]
    On hold: Ultimate Monotype Challenge: Water: White 2 - 2/8

      #2479    
    Old March 1st, 2012 (9:00 AM).
    Sydian's Avatar
    Sydian Sydian is offline
    la justice
     
    Join Date: Feb 2008
    Location: Georgia
    Age: 25
    Nature: Timid
    Posts: 31,696
    Quote:
    I know, but the first one who comes to my mind is Dragonair. It's probably the only species whose middle evolution I prefer over its last. Don't take me wrong ; Dragonite is awesome too, but it just looks really odd compared to its awesome preevolutions.
    No, I totally agree! I love majestic blue snakes with beads on their tails more than I love yellow Barneys with tiny wings. :)
    __________________

    some princes don't become kings.
      #2480    
    Old March 2nd, 2012 (5:27 PM).
    vaporeon7's Avatar
    vaporeon7 vaporeon7 is offline
    My life would suck without you
     
    Join Date: Aug 2010
    Location: Preparing for trouble and making it double.
    Gender: Male
    Nature: Adamant
    Posts: 5,152
    I can imagine if I did that challenge, I'd use a lot of Pokémon that evolve with a stone, so they don't evolve by accident.
    __________________
      #2481    
    Old March 2nd, 2012 (5:55 PM).
    Sydian's Avatar
    Sydian Sydian is offline
    la justice
     
    Join Date: Feb 2008
    Location: Georgia
    Age: 25
    Nature: Timid
    Posts: 31,696
    ^ I was thinking that too. Cause getting Everstones can be a pain... -glares at Christian Challenge-
    __________________

    some princes don't become kings.
      #2482    
    Old March 3rd, 2012 (1:03 AM).
    vaporeon7's Avatar
    vaporeon7 vaporeon7 is offline
    My life would suck without you
     
    Join Date: Aug 2010
    Location: Preparing for trouble and making it double.
    Gender: Male
    Nature: Adamant
    Posts: 5,152
    The Pokémon that won't worry me are:
    Clefairy, Eelektrik, Gloom, Jigglypuff, Lampent, Lombre, Nidorina, Nidorino, Nuzleaf, Pikachu, Poliwhirl, Roselia, Togetic, Weepinbell, Boldore, Dusclops, Electabuzz, Graveler, Gurdurr, Haunter, Kadabra, Machoke, Magmar, Porygon2, Rhydon, Seadra and Piloswine.
    Too bad half of them get evolutions later...
    __________________
      #2483    
    Old March 3rd, 2012 (7:26 PM).
    Jak's Avatar
    Jak Jak is offline
    daяk εco frεak
       
      Join Date: Jan 2011
      Age: 25
      Posts: 78
      Gurrdurr is awesome. :D Also, I have to point out that the member view of this forum is SO much nicer than the mod view. None of those ugly deleted threads, lol. It's so hard to just get around the forum because of all the deleted threads. /guess who lolz
      __________________

      チュリネ
      The leaves on its head grow right back even if they fall out.
      These bitter leaves refresh those who eat them. Unless you're a rude ho.
        #2484    
      Old March 3rd, 2012 (7:36 PM).
      SuperKirbyFan's Avatar
      SuperKirbyFan SuperKirbyFan is offline
      Weedle trainer
         
        Join Date: Oct 2011
        Location: Canada
        Age: 26
        Gender: Male
        Posts: 98
        So I had a thought u guys, if Black 2 and White 2 have a different storyline than regular BW (there has to be a reason they didn't just make Grey) then all our challenges will have to add B2/W2 as a sixth game to be played for ultimates.
          #2485    
        Old March 3rd, 2012 (8:32 PM).
        jdthebud's Avatar
        jdthebud jdthebud is offline
        Engineering Solutions
         
        Join Date: Oct 2010
        Location: Washington, USA
        Gender: Male
        Nature: Lax
        Posts: 3,867
        Quote:
        Originally Posted by SuperKirbyFan View Post
        So I had a thought u guys, if Black 2 and White 2 have a different storyline than regular BW (there has to be a reason they didn't just make Grey) then all our challenges will have to add B2/W2 as a sixth game to be played for ultimates.
        Holy crap, I didn't even think about that. Well, the Jap versions are out in July (right?) and the English ones are out in the fall. The good news for all of us challengers involved is that the games are being made for the DS, so we can still use emulators (sigh of relief).
        __________________
          #2486    
        Old March 3rd, 2012 (8:38 PM).
        SuperKirbyFan's Avatar
        SuperKirbyFan SuperKirbyFan is offline
        Weedle trainer
           
          Join Date: Oct 2011
          Location: Canada
          Age: 26
          Gender: Male
          Posts: 98
          Quote:
          Originally Posted by jdthebud View Post
          Holy crap, I didn't even think about that. Well, the Jap versions are out in July (right?) and the English ones are out in the fall. The good news for all of us challengers involved is that the games are being made for the DS, so we can still use emulators (sigh of relief).
          Actually, Japan gets it in June. For us it's Fall. I hate using emulators, so I'll just wait for the DS cartridges to come out here and then get both versions, one for my main file and one for challenges.
            #2487    
          Old March 3rd, 2012 (11:16 PM).
          Bcat Bcat is offline
             
            Join Date: Oct 2010
            Gender: Male
            Posts: 5
            I did this once in Fire Red; I have no immediate plans on doing it again and publicly chronicling it; though other people may want to. I think this is only possible in newer gen games, as the older ones, simply do not have the strategic depth for one to manage.

            Rules:

            1. For all gym leaders under level 20; you may not challenge unless your average level is under half of there's.

            2. For all gym leaders over level 20; you may not challenge unless you have at least a 10 level disadvantage.

            3. You may not use any pokemon over level 30; except, during the Elite Four; AND those pokemon must be 30 or lower when starting (the amount of experienced gained would make it impossible to stay below 30).

            That's it. Use strategy over brute force; no grinding, just use low level pokemon.
            __________________
            If you have the time, would you please fill out my survey? Be really nice if you'd pass it on to other pokemon fans and fansites, as well. It's important research for class.

            I'm a game design student at George Mason University; good 3D artist, passable programmer; great at design and organization aspects. Here's my pokemon-related Deviantart and my other Deviantart which are the best ways to keep up to date with this and other projects.
              #2488    
            Old March 3rd, 2012 (11:43 PM). Edited March 4th, 2012 by myrrhman.
            myrrhman's Avatar
            myrrhman myrrhman is offline
            Challenge God
               
              Join Date: Feb 2010
              Location: Knoxville, TN
              Age: 27
              Gender: Male
              Nature: Sassy
              Posts: 1,824
              Quote:
              Originally Posted by Bcat View Post
              I did this once in Fire Red; I have no immediate plans on doing it again and publicly chronicling it; though other people may want to. I think this is only possible in newer gen games, as the older ones, simply do not have the strategic depth for one to manage.

              Rules:

              1. For all gym leaders under level 20; you may not challenge unless your average level is under half of there's.

              2. For all gym leaders over level 20; you may not challenge unless you have at least a 10 level disadvantage.

              3. You may not use any pokemon over level 30; except, during the Elite Four; AND those pokemon must be 30 or lower when starting (the amount of experienced gained would make it impossible to stay below 30).

              That's it. Use strategy over brute force; no grinding, just use low level pokemon.
              I mean, as for the Elite Four, you'd just have to get lucky with Evade/Paralyze/Confusehax. Because let me tell you, a lv. 30 Victreebel with Double Team/Growth/Solar Beam/Mega Drain does not seem like a laughing matter if he gets 6 stacks of Double Team and Growth down. Or maybe a Scyther with Swords Dance and Slash. Basically, I the general strategy would just be to Double Team up, then max your Attack/Special, then destroy the other Pokemon with strong, beefed up moves. As for second gen, would there be any leniency for Red? Like say a team of 40's? Because he'd be 30-40 levels higher than you still. Assuming I could make it to Red, I would probably lead with Double Team/Defense Curl/Rollout/Curse Graveler. I'd still be counting on Double Team Hax, but meh. At least I know I can get a couple off on Pikachu.

              I think I'm going to try this once I finish the colors on RBY.
                #2489    
              Old March 4th, 2012 (1:01 AM).
              Enigma's Avatar
              Enigma Enigma is offline
              The Flame Pokémon
               
              Join Date: Feb 2008
              Location: California
              Age: 21
              Gender: Female
              Nature: Hardy
              Posts: 1,221
              Quote:
              Originally Posted by SuperKirbyFan View Post
              So I had a thought u guys, if Black 2 and White 2 have a different storyline than regular BW (there has to be a reason they didn't just make Grey) then all our challenges will have to add B2/W2 as a sixth game to be played for ultimates.
              I thought Ultimates were just based off doing a game in each region.
              __________________

              It tosses its enemies around with agility. It uses all its limbs to fight in its own unique style.
                #2490    
              Old March 4th, 2012 (8:29 AM).
              infersaime's Avatar
              infersaime infersaime is offline
              Come and get me
                 
                Join Date: Jun 2011
                Age: 21
                Gender: Male
                Nature: Relaxed
                Posts: 281
                I thought a challenge with pokemon you hate. For example I hate quagsire and bibarel so I go do a playtrhough with those two pokemon. But I don't have time now otherwise I have done it. Well it's kinda like the favourite challenge.
                __________________
                My youtube account: http://www.youtube.com/user/infersaime
                  #2491    
                Old March 4th, 2012 (3:21 PM).
                Sydian's Avatar
                Sydian Sydian is offline
                la justice
                 
                Join Date: Feb 2008
                Location: Georgia
                Age: 25
                Nature: Timid
                Posts: 31,696
                Quote:
                I thought a challenge with pokemon you hate. For example I hate quagsire and bibarel so I go do a playtrhough with those two pokemon. But I don't have time now otherwise I have done it. Well it's kinda like the favourite challenge.
                http://www.pokecommunity.com/showthread.php?t=238334

                Yeah, you can see how well that fared out...
                __________________

                some princes don't become kings.
                  #2492    
                Old March 5th, 2012 (2:16 AM).
                vaporeon7's Avatar
                vaporeon7 vaporeon7 is offline
                My life would suck without you
                 
                Join Date: Aug 2010
                Location: Preparing for trouble and making it double.
                Gender: Male
                Nature: Adamant
                Posts: 5,152
                Quote:
                Originally Posted by infersaime View Post
                I thought a challenge with pokemon you hate. For example I hate quagsire and bibarel so I go do a playtrhough with those two pokemon. But I don't have time now otherwise I have done it. Well it's kinda like the favourite challenge.
                I don't think I, or many people would have the motivation to go through with a challenge only using Pokémon they hate.
                __________________
                  #2493    
                Old March 5th, 2012 (7:48 AM).
                infersaime's Avatar
                infersaime infersaime is offline
                Come and get me
                   
                  Join Date: Jun 2011
                  Age: 21
                  Gender: Male
                  Nature: Relaxed
                  Posts: 281
                  Quote:
                  Originally Posted by Sydian View Post


                  http://www.pokecommunity.com/showthread.php?t=238334

                  Yeah, you can see how well that fared out...
                  Oh ok never mind that idea.
                  __________________
                  My youtube account: http://www.youtube.com/user/infersaime
                    #2494    
                  Old March 6th, 2012 (1:13 PM).
                  vaporeon7's Avatar
                  vaporeon7 vaporeon7 is offline
                  My life would suck without you
                   
                  Join Date: Aug 2010
                  Location: Preparing for trouble and making it double.
                  Gender: Male
                  Nature: Adamant
                  Posts: 5,152
                  Well I decided to do a username challenge as the challenge I do when I have a few free minutes at school. I love the speed button, it makes battling and grinding much quicker. I suppose it's about time I do another challenge where I do quality updates and play slow and stuff.
                  __________________
                    #2495    
                  Old March 8th, 2012 (5:11 PM).
                  Daikoru's Avatar
                  Daikoru Daikoru is offline
                     
                    Join Date: Jan 2012
                    Posts: 77
                    Hello folks! I am looking for a challenge that will offer me a particular opportunity. I Think it can be asked here?

                    The goal I am looking for is to draw every single pokemon in a "Gijinka" form. Now, I'm certain that will take forever, even more than if it was just the pokemon itself. I also don't want to draw them sooo often that it would take me a whole month until I reach the first badge. I want a more casual rythm. The reason I want it as a challenge is because I know I'd fail at getting myself to work without one.

                    So, what can you guys propose me? I'd prefer the Challenge to happen on a NDS game, hack or not. I can also use cheats, thought I'd prefer if it is manageable through PokeGen.




                    Quote:
                    Originally Posted by vaporeon7 View Post
                    I don't think I, or many people would have the motivation to go through with a challenge only using Pokémon they hate.
                    Actually, when I make a theme, I try as much as possible to pick pokemons I hate or never played. Poltergeist theme: GARBODOR! HECK YEAH! I'd like to have played with every single pokemon once. Heck, someday, I should make a run using only those lame Normal pokemons that we get to meet at the very first route.
                      #2496    
                    Old March 8th, 2012 (6:41 PM).
                    myrrhman's Avatar
                    myrrhman myrrhman is offline
                    Challenge God
                       
                      Join Date: Feb 2010
                      Location: Knoxville, TN
                      Age: 27
                      Gender: Male
                      Nature: Sassy
                      Posts: 1,824
                      Quote:
                      Originally Posted by Daikoru View Post
                      Hello folks! I am looking for a challenge that will offer me a particular opportunity. I Think it can be asked here?

                      The goal I am looking for is to draw every single pokemon in a "Gijinka" form. Now, I'm certain that will take forever, even more than if it was just the pokemon itself. I also don't want to draw them sooo often that it would take me a whole month until I reach the first badge. I want a more casual rythm. The reason I want it as a challenge is because I know I'd fail at getting myself to work without one.

                      So, what can you guys propose me? I'd prefer the Challenge to happen on a NDS game, hack or not. I can also use cheats, thought I'd prefer if it is manageable through PokeGen.






                      Actually, when I make a theme, I try as much as possible to pick pokemons I hate or never played. Poltergeist theme: GARBODOR! HECK YEAH! I'd like to have played with every single pokemon once. Heck, someday, I should make a run using only those lame Normal pokemons that we get to meet at the very first route.
                      What do you mean "draw them so often that it would take a month to reach the first badge? If you wanted to draw all of them, naturally the best idea would be a Catch 'Em All challenge. Basically, you just capture all the Pokemon available in the game. I mean, it would certainly make it easy for you to know which ones you drew, you could just look in your Pokedex. I've done a couple of these, and basically, I just go to a Route and try to catch everyone on the route. When I do that, I move on to a new place. Eventually, I'm just left with a few, and then its pretty easy to just go back and fill in the Pokedex.

                      "Heck, someday, I should make a run using only those lame Normal Pokemons that we get to meet at the very first route."- There was actually a challenge once upon a time called the First Route Challenge, where that's basically what you did. I mean, you could use anyone on the first Route, but there's really not much to choose from.
                        #2497    
                      Old March 8th, 2012 (7:19 PM).
                      Daikoru's Avatar
                      Daikoru Daikoru is offline
                         
                        Join Date: Jan 2012
                        Posts: 77
                        By "draw them so often that it would take a month to reach the first badge?", I mean of course that I don't just want to capture pokemons as soon as they are available and draw them as soon as I capture them. Using the hack of Blaze Black/Volt White, I'd have done like 30 drawings before the first gym. That's what I mean, I want something more casual, even if it's split into multiple runs.
                          #2498    
                        Old March 9th, 2012 (8:12 AM).
                        myrrhman's Avatar
                        myrrhman myrrhman is offline
                        Challenge God
                           
                          Join Date: Feb 2010
                          Location: Knoxville, TN
                          Age: 27
                          Gender: Male
                          Nature: Sassy
                          Posts: 1,824
                          Maybe do a Hall of Fame challenge if you don't mind doing multiple runs? The basic goal is to get all the Pokemon in the hall of Fame, so you basically get a team of 6, then restart once you beat the Elite Four. Its more time consuming, but it sounds like something you might like. You could even just do it to where you only use fully evolved Pokemon instead of doing every single Pokemon.
                            #2499    
                          Old March 9th, 2012 (8:36 AM).
                          Sydian's Avatar
                          Sydian Sydian is offline
                          la justice
                           
                          Join Date: Feb 2008
                          Location: Georgia
                          Age: 25
                          Nature: Timid
                          Posts: 31,696
                          And to add on to that, you don't have to restart the game over and over. You can use the same file, or opt not to. Depends on the game. In BW, I just kept the same file so that I could have them all listed in my hall of fame. And another thing, there's no thread for this challenge. I kinda just made it up on the fly, and though people have asked me to make a thread or if they could make a thread, I just think it's better off being a personal challenge. The updates usually come far and few in between, and not many people want to do it, so it would fall into inactivity quickly. If you do decide to do it though, since there's no thread for the challenge, feel free to post your updates in a journey journal that corresponds to the game you decide to use.
                          __________________

                          some princes don't become kings.
                            #2500    
                          Old March 9th, 2012 (8:49 AM). Edited March 9th, 2012 by Daikoru.
                          Daikoru's Avatar
                          Daikoru Daikoru is offline
                             
                            Join Date: Jan 2012
                            Posts: 77
                            That would be too long. I'm pretty much already doing this every run I do, avoiding pokemons I've already used.

                            Guess it'd be easier to find a rule if I already set how often I should draw between two badges. Let's say... 3 to 5 drawings between each Gym? Or 1 drawing per 1 or 2 days?


                            Edit: I'd also like something where I can only use two pokemons of the same specie at the same time, just to say I get to draw the male and female gijinka versions of a pokemon.
                            Closed Thread

                            Quick Reply

                            Join the conversation!

                            Create an account to post a reply in this thread, participate in other discussions, and more!

                            Create a PokéCommunity Account

                            Sponsored Links
                            Thread Tools

                            Posting Rules
                            You may not post new threads
                            You may not post replies
                            You may not post attachments
                            You may not edit your posts

                            BB code is On
                            Smilies are On
                            [IMG] code is On
                            HTML code is Off
                            Minimum Characters Per Post: 25

                            Forum Jump


                            All times are GMT -8. The time now is 4:50 PM.