Challenge Restarting the Random Challenge Page 20

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Janp

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Random Challenge in Pokémon Sapphire

FINAL PART

Already finished my run.

Roxanne was pretty annoying, I had to level up to Poochyena to level 18 to evolve, since otherwise I wasn't able to even get past her first Geodude. And if I did, I lost to her Nosepass. With Mightyena I could at least take few hits and inlifct nice damage.

Brawly was pretty easy. I had Beautifly on my team, so his Pokémon didn't stand a chance.

Wattson was the last hard-ish stop for me. At this point I had Mightyena, Beautifly and Minun on my team, which means nothing effective against his Magneton. Once again I had to went in overleveled and with a lot of luck.

I'm especially proud on my strategy to beat Norman. Usually I go head to head with him and whoever's punches deal bigger damage won. This time I was sure my Pokémon wouldn't have chance, so I had to rely on Thunder Wave, Sand-Attack and Encore to cripple his Slaking. When his last Slaking was locked in Focus Punch that it couldn't even properly set up, I realized this is how Pokémon was meant to be played.

I was able to basically get my whole team after Norman and Winona. Her battle was also pretty funny. I went in totally unprepared and her Altaria wreck havoc on my team. I lost to her once, so I got myself Ice Beam TM from Game Corner and one shotted her entire team with just Minun and Whiscash. And as I watched her Pokémon faint, I realized this is how Pokémon was meant to be played.

Twins were a little bit annoying, since Solrock and Lunatone can take few hits and they have pretty nice coverage like Solarbeam and Flamethrower. But it was nothing I couldn't deal with.

After that the only real stopper were Steven's fossils. Cradily swept through my team like a butter. I have no idea what happened, but I did nothing to it and it completely destroyed my whole team. So that was last blackout right at the end of the game. And what was worse, Cradily was OP even on my second try. Toxic, Curse, Will-O-Wisp and more couldn't beat well. After so many Full Restores on both sides, Cradily finally went down. And Steven sent our Armaldo that took down Nosepass and Beautifly with one swing. Luckily, I could go with Toxic/Curse/Will-O-Wisp strategy again and beat it. Steven's final Pokémon was Metagross and with literally two Pokémon (and like 50 Revives and Full Restores), I once again went with Toxic/Curse/Will-O-Wisp. Well, without Toxic of course. And as I watched his Metagross faint, I realized this is how Pokémon was meant to be played.

Overall, I enjoyed this run a lot. It was relaxing, while not stupidly easy. My Pokémon had pretty straightforward movesets, but that was probably because it's Gen III. Thanks Sydian again for the team.

And here's Hall of Fame:

Team


Hafik, Brave Male Mightyena
lvl 55, Intimidate @Lax Incense
- Crunch
- Dig
- Sand-Attack
- Swagger


Buba, Sassy Female Beautifly
lvl 55, Swarm @Sharp Beak
- Silver Wind
- Aerial Ace
- Giga Drain
- Psychic


Teford, Careful Male Minun
lvl 55, Minus @Magnet
- Thunderbolt
- Thunder Wave
- Quick Attack
- Encore


Uteska, Careful Female Nosepass
lvl 55, Sturdy @Hard Stone
- Rock Slide
- Earthquake
- Thunderbolt
- Thunder Wave


Pan Ryba, Impish Male Whiscash
lvl 57, Oblivious @Mystic Water
- Surf
- Earthquake
- Ice Beam
- Toxic


Bafak, Timid Male Dusclops
lvl 55, Pressure @Spell Tag
- Shadow Ball
- Curse
- Confuse Ray
- Will-O-Wisp
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Sydian

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cool trainer al / emerald / badges: 8 / champion


IGOR lv. 58 @ soft sand
soundproof / relaxed
ice beam / shadow ball / earthquake / flamethrower


EARFQUAKE lv. 55 @ chesto berry
sturdy / hasty
toxic / rest / rock slide / explosion


I THINK lv. 57 @ miracle seed
chlorophyll / quirky
fly / sunny day / solarbeam / synthesis


MAGIC WAND lv. 59 @ king's rock
shell armor / jolly
sludgebomb / return / brick break / swords dance


BOYISAGUN lv. 53 @ lax incense
flash fire / naughty
flamethrower / attract / confuse ray / will-o-wisp


OUTOFTIME lv. 52 @ quick claw
rock head / impish
aerial ace / double team / dragon claw / double-edge

i got my bagon and caught it up (sorta) to the rest of the team. it was awful. awful party member lmfao basically did nothing which is what i expected but i like my deadweights to do at least something and he did get a KO the first time i attempted the E4. note that i said first time. i made it all the way to wallace the first time and tried a good 10 times before realizing i can't get past milotic without getting at least two swords dances off on crawdaunt. note that i played in set and also don't use items in battle, else this could have been done long ago lmao. so i took my loss at some point to spend some more time grinding, which is easier said than done. crawdaunt and exploud were obviously easy to grind, but nosepass and tropius can't KO very quickly and i'm constantly having to go to the PC. we won't even talk about vulpix and bagon you can guess how bad that grind is lmfao. the first time through though, i did manage to use every party member at least once to get a KO, but the second time through, i just wasn't psyducking around anymore and it was the crawdaunt show feat. exploud. drake exhausted my entire team at one point, but i managed. wallace...so i got off two swords dance while wailord was out bc he can't rly do much to crawdaunt and i was able to OHKO everything except gyarados bc of that psyducking intimidate. he took out crawdaunt and i was like oh it's okay i have basically a full team. well guess who took out my whole team lol. i try again and manage to get lucky and OHKO everything, even gyarados, that time. so now i win. maybe i'll evolve vulpix and bagon now that the challenge is done and i can lift their restrictions lol. overall, this was a...mukty team that forced me to get creative, however i didn't get much chance to use the creativity bc vulpix and bagon just couldn't take any hits and weren't fast enough. crawdaunt and exploud were hella fun and i've always wanted to use them in gen 3 since last time i used them i was a kid lol. so yeah, difficult run, but i had a fun time. we'll see what i do next.
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metroid711

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Okay, let's see. I hope this team is okay:
Orbeetle
Steelix
Ninetales
Morpeko
Eiscue
Toxapex
So i know its literally been about a year since I responded to this, but do you think you could change the steelix? i completed the Pokedex on my main account and I don't wanna pay for another online subscription for trading for another since I don't wanna reset. everything else is fine regarding the new one isn't a trade mon.
sorry about not having said something sooner!

Janp

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So i know its literally been about a year since I responded to this, but do you think you could change the steelix? i completed the Pokedex on my main account and I don't wanna pay for another online subscription for trading for another since I don't wanna reset. everything else is fine regarding the new one isn't a trade mon.
sorry about not having said something sooner!
Not a problem at all. I rolled Coalossal for you.
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von Sternen

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I need a bit of a break from Kanto / Johto, so let's go with Hoenn

Forum Username: von Sternen
Game Version: Emerald
Number of Pokemon: 4
Exclude NFEs: No
National Dex: Yes
Restrictions: None

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metroid711

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I need a bit of a break from Kanto / Johto, so let's go with Hoenn

Forum Username: von Sternen
Game Version: Emerald
Number of Pokemon: 4
Exclude NFEs: No
National Dex: Yes
Restrictions: None
alright! well since you only asked for 4 here's the ones I pulled:
Absol


Vileplume


Treecko


aaaand Wobbuffet


bit of an odd teamset so I hope you get the most out of it!

Sydian

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found my what i thought was lost copy of white 2 a while back so hey why not. i don't know when i'll start this? ...now that i think about it, i put it somewhere thinking "i'll remember where i put it" but i'm starting to think i already lost it again.........well anyway

Forum Username: sydian
Game Version: white 2
Number of Pokemon: 6
Exclude NFEs: yes
National Dex: No
Restrictions: at least one party member before the 1st gym but please not azumarill bc i just used one (prayer emoji)
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Sydian

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Okay, shoot sorry, I didn't pay attention,,,

going to go w this one since it was pulled first. thank you! might try to start today, it's bugging me now that i found my white 2 cart a while back and put it somewhere saying "i'll remember" and now i don't lol
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Sydian

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beauty alli / white 2 / badges: 1


perry lv. 14 @ oran berry
static / relaxed
tackle / cotton spore / thundershock / thunder wave

started w snivy bc i thought that since i'd be stuck w mareep and dunsparce for a long time, tepig line might make it more difficult for me to fight idk. it took me way too long to find a mareep, but i eventually did and boxed snivy. typical beginning of the game stuff happened and i took out cheren after a second attempt. first attempt i should have just went for thunder wave instead of going for thundershock lol idk i think that second attempt was more luck than anything. anyway, we got a badge so yay.
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metroid711

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Okay! so besides doing gym to gym updates on here, I also am gonna be keeping a more spread out log thread on my twitter, so I suppose anyone interested in keeping a closer eye on it I'll keep putting more updates there and larger ones here. https://twitter.com/metroid711/status/1345611771520970757

But as for the full update:
Spoiler:
I ended up picking Scorbunny for the starter I'm gonna replace with my TRUE starter...Blipbug.
I got all the way to route 1 and caught me my buggy girl and named her Ms. Marvel, (I'll be doing superhero names bar one for a friend). I released scorbunny and beat all the 3 trainers on route 2.


Before I fought Hop the 2nd time I got her up to level 10 to get her evolved and get that Psychic typing along with Reflect, Light Screen, and Confusion learned by evolution. (Which is kind of busted)



I tore through Hop's team due to reflect basically making him unable to put a dent in me, and went on to the Wild Area and into the first city, where I picked my number 826. (Orbeetle's number, my new starter). I destroyed team Yell in the hotel cause bug against dark is a nice combination. Before I left the city and went to fight Hop for the 3rd fight. His Grookey was 2 levels higher than me, but nothing a Reflect and several Struggle Bugs couldn't stop.

I ended up catching a Rolycoly on the same route and named her She-Hulk, right after I ended up giving my trainer girl a makeover and new style and went on to the Mine.



I ended up meeting Bede at the end and sweeping his team with Ms. Marvel, in which She-Hulk evolved into a Carkol and gained that fire typing that will help against Milo.


Before I would then go on to fight Milo,
My Dottler took out his Gossifleur and Carkol outsped and destroyed his Edelgoss. Thus earning me my first badge.

Sydian

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beauty alli / white 2 / badges: 2


perry lv. 19 @ silk scarf
static / relaxed
return / cotton spore / thundershock / thunder wave


benjamin lv. 17 @ pecha berry
serene grace / hasty
rollout / defense curl / screech / pursuit

the worst part of this update is the hunt for dunsparce. it's already annoying bc it's a shaking grass pokemon, but hey, it's 10%. i've done worse. but the first two dunsparce i found and caught had run away...no thanks lol. i thankfully found my third and final dunsparce shortly after the second, but the hunt in general took about an hour. catching it up to flaaffy wasn't hard, at least. roxie's gym though i have nothing to really say about lol. i used dunsparce to set up w the defense curl + rollout strat a la whitney and that was that. gonna save here bc i don't wanna do the pokestar studios thing rn...i'll regret this tomorrow when i'm ready to just dive into the game lol. oh well.
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metroid711

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2nd update for today, since the 2nd and 3rd gyms were so close I thought I'd do them both in succession:
Spoiler:
So after beating Milo, I'd move on to fight Hop on a bridge.....again. Same song and dance with him being beaten. I'd go on to get a bike and go through the route and end up at Nessa's gym.

This gym was tough the first go around, since her Drednaw had bite and She-Hulk is quad weak to water. I thought maybe I could heal stall with super potions but her drednaw ended up sweeping my team.

This led me into grinding up Ms. Marvel into her true final form, ufo ladybugggg.


Ms. Marvel would completely wall Nessa from the 6 level boost, and the water badge was mine.

I'd go onto the 2nd mine and fight bede a 2nd time with She-Hulk to get some exp. Dude likes chilling in mines for some reason.

I'd then go on to make to to Kabu's gym..but not before fighting Marnie for the first time. By personal opinion, design and character wise I like Marnie most out of the 3 rivals we have.


Now this led up to the Kabu gym trial, and I made it here realizing something....you can catch vulpix in Kabu's gym. This was a great realization as I was worried I wouldn't be able to get vulpix until a bit later. But once I get a fire stone and use the free move realearner I can have a busted Ninetails before the next city most likely.


Long story short, Kabu wasn't nearly as walling as Nessa was, and I destroyed him with She-Hulk.



I forgot to do this last time, but I usually do a team recap every time for this:
Spoiler:
Ms. Marvel the Orbeetle Lvl 32
Nature: Sassy
Moves: Struggle Bug, Reflect, Light Screen, and Confusion
Ability: Swarm
Item: None


She-Hulk the Carkol Lvl 29
Nature: Serious
Moves: Ancient Power, Flame Charge, Rock Polish, Rock Blast
Ability: Flame Body
Item: None


Phoenix the Vulpix Lvl 25
Nature: Quirky
Moves: Spite, Incinerate, Confuse Ray, Will-O-Wisp
Ability: Flash Fire
Item: None


I couldn't find a good sized sprite for Vulpix so that's gonna have to do for now.
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Forum Username: Pluckles
Game Version: Platinum
Number of Pokemon: Any amount is fine, your choice
Exclude NFEs: No
National Dex: No
Restrictions: Maybe at least one before the first gym, but no sweat if you can't.

I'll be starting this after my nuzlocke on Platinum
Current Challenges:

Monotype
Normal - Fire Red, Heart Gold, Emerald, Platinum, Black, X, Moon


Nuzlocke
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Sydian

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Forum Username: Pluckles
Game Version: Platinum
Number of Pokemon: Any amount is fine, your choice
Exclude NFEs: No
National Dex: No
Restrictions: Maybe at least one before the first gym, but no sweat if you can't.

I'll be starting this after my nuzlocke on Platinum
here ya go, let me know if you need a reroll.

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Update #1:
I had to restart my run because my savefile got corrupted so I'm just speeding through this after finally having motivation to do it again.

Started with Snivy to get my Panpour later on in the dreamyard so everything went smoothly, I left out a couple of optional trainers for me to give Panpour a bit more exp later on. After getting Panpour and boxing Snivy, I grinded a bit againts the wild mons up until my starter's level and took on Cheren (which is actually easy now considering the type match-up). The gym was pretty normal, funnily enough, the Lillipups are what I had trouble againts. The first trainer wasn't that hard but Pour was knocked down to half health so I had to go heal, the second one wasn't too bad considering it was only a Patrat and a Purrloin (Missed a lot from Sand-Attack though).

The battle againts Chili was fun. I was lucky that Lillipup didn't use Work-Up at all, but the amount of damage he does with tackle was very scary, I had to pop a Potion just when he used one as well. After the Lillipup though, the Pansear was a clear-pass.

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Pour | Naughty | Gluttony | Lvl. 13
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The images don't load for me, but they load if I go directly to the image page (found through quote thingy), so my team seems to be Flareon, Ditto, Feraligatr, Venomoth. Thanks! :)

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Update number 3, probably will be one or two more after this.

Spoiler:
So after beating Kabu I picked up a Fire stone from the riverbank and evolved my Vulpix into a Ninetails. In which right after I promptly move relearned it Nasty plot and a bunch of other busted moves.


I would then go to fish and catch a Merciless Mareanie, and named it after my irl hero and best friend Braydon.


I went on to fight hop for the 5th time and shortly after grinded my Mareanie up to 38 for the next gym and evolved him into the thiccest tank out there.


Not long after, I would evolve my Carkoal into a Coalossal, making all of my current team evolved.


I would go on to beat Allister, fighting Bede for the 3rd time shortly after. Some random pointless story stuff happened and I fought Hop a 6th time.
After this I would hunt for my 5th member of my team, the bestest pudgy electric bean, Thor


I would go on to fight Melony, despite her Lapras giving me trouble, and I ended up taking my 6th badge.


Current Team:
Spoiler:
Ms. Marvel the Orbeetle Lvl 41
Nature: Sassy
Moves: Struggle Bug, Reflect, Light Screen, and Psychic
Ability: Swarm
Item: None


She-Hulk the Coalossal Lvl 42
Nature: Serious
Moves: Tar Shot, Flame Charge, Stealth Rock, Rock Blast
Ability: Flame Body
Item: None


Phoenix the Ninetails Lvl 43
Nature: Quirky
Moves: Nasty Plot, Flamethrower, Extrasensory, Will-O-Wisp
Ability: Flash Fire
Item: Charcoal


Braydon the Toxapex Lvl 45
Nature: Lonely
Moves: Liquidation, Venoshock, Baneful Bunker, Pin Missile
Ability: Merciless
Item: None


Thor the Morpeko Lvl 40
Nature: Modest
Moves: Flatter, Bite, Spark, Torment
Ability: Hunger Switch
Item: None


See you all in the next post!

Edit: Just realized the name for the Toxapex was a letter off, fixed it after noticing it in the screenshots just now lol