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Old September 12th, 2012 (6:11 AM).
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    Not...really hahaha. You could try, but...well, we'll just say it won't always be monotype. Till the end.
    No monotyping until the end!
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    In all fairness, all the challenges with the catch the first mon (only) rule are either limiting your team or making you use Pokemon you never used before and they always have a side rule to help to make it challenging

    But now I'm curious, I was doing a Duo Species and the grinding was so tedious and I got this question, what do you guys think of using cheats and other 'illegal' means (such as rare candies, X5 exp,lvl 100 enemies with lvl 3 defenses to level up quickly?)to speed up grinding on challenges? Quite frankly I don't think it's too much of a deal unless you're doing a run that depends on time or on the faint = permadeath idea, because otherwise you're just speeding up a boring process

    They sort of limit your team in a different way though. I mean, if I'm playing Blue for example, and I want a Pidgeot, well I'm getting the Pidgeot on the first route no problem (I think Rattata and Pidgey are about the same rarity, correct me if I'm wrong. If Rattata is rarer than Pidgey, then use the example with Raticate instead). That's already one Pokemon I have that I can plan on having, that I know I'll have for the whole challenge. Many of the "more common" Pokemon are available on multiple routes, so chances are you're going to find one on one of the routes first and then be able to get out of the grass and not go back in on that route. There are actually very few routes that you have to go in grass for an extended period of time (In Red/Blue at least, that's what I do 99% of my challenges on, so that's the series that I use for my points.) Most of them are either optional routes, or walking in the grass on the route is optional.

    Yes, there are a couple examples where you can run into a Pokemon that's rarer and worse than the more common Pokemon on the route, like the couple examples that you mentioned. But, there are far more times where the rarer Pokemon are better (again, speaking from the beginning of 1st gen, Nidoran > Rattata, Pikachu > Weedle/Caterpie, any of the other three > Zubat, etc. The list goes on and on.


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      you know at the start of pmd where you do the personality test .. there should be a challenge were you can only use the pokemon you get in the test ino this sounds like a solo run but it would be good and it shouldnt just be certain pokemon in the test it should either just a certain generation of pokemon or every pokemon - id defos play that

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      Old September 19th, 2012 (1:53 PM).
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        you know at the start of pmd where you do the personality test .. there should be a challenge were you can only use the pokemon you get in the test ino this sounds like a solo run but it would be good and it shouldnt just be certain pokemon in the test it should either just a certain generation of pokemon or every pokemon - id defos play that

        You do know that you need to play through it with two pokemon for the first part of the game right?

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        Old September 19th, 2012 (2:29 PM).
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          you know at the start of pmd where you do the personality test .. there should be a challenge were you can only use the pokemon you get in the test ino this sounds like a solo run but it would be good and it shouldnt just be certain pokemon in the test it should either just a certain generation of pokemon or every pokemon - id defos play that

          Are you talking about doing this on PMD or on the main series? Because I'm pretty sure we have PMD challenges that have "versions" that basically do what you're saying, with maybe one extra rule. If you're talking about doing this on the actual series, we've had a challenge called something like "Trainer Personality Examination" that was basically the personality test on PC, and then the OP gave you a team based on your "personality".

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          Old September 20th, 2012 (6:33 AM).
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            Are you talking about doing this on PMD or on the main series? Because I'm pretty sure we have PMD challenges that have "versions" that basically do what you're saying, with maybe one extra rule. If you're talking about doing this on the actual series, we've had a challenge called something like "Trainer Personality Examination" that was basically the personality test on PC, and then the OP gave you a team based on your "personality".

            oh aha that sounds pretty good actually

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            Old September 20th, 2012 (12:33 PM).
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              The Trainer Personality Challenge didn't work very well because the OP kinda had to be there at the right time before people could start their challenges. You MIGHT be able to resurrect that kind of a challenge if you were to run it more like the scramble, where everyone could give everyone else a team.

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                Well, I'll be posting a few ideas that I have for challenges, but don't really want to do. Anyone can use it, of course! (It'd be better if anyone that uses this would give me credit as well, but it isn't necessary)

                -The Fate Challenge
                Where you're just going to accept what the game gave you to work with! (IDs are automatically made by the game, the name of the rival and yourself is also decided by the game, soft resetting after accidentally beating down a legendary Pokemon/shiny POkemon/losing to a Leader/E4/Champion is forbidden, soft resetting for shiny Pokemon are forbidden, RNG abusing is forbidden)

                -The Rich Person Challenge
                Where everything is done through using money! And you only earn money from battles! (Selling items is forbidden, healing using the Pokemon Center is forbidden, ALL items obtained without the usage of your own money is forbidden)

                Well, I hope it isn't wrong to post stuff like this. And if anyone wants to ask me on these ideas, go ahead...

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                Old September 21st, 2012 (3:21 AM).
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                  -The Fate Challenge
                  Where you're just going to accept what the game gave you to work with! (IDs are automatically made by the game, the name of the rival and yourself is also decided by the game, soft resetting after accidentally beating down a legendary Pokemon/shiny POkemon/losing to a Leader/E4/Champion is forbidden, soft resetting for shiny Pokemon are forbidden, RNG abusing is forbidden)
                  How exactly is this a challenge? It's pretty much how I (and most people I assume) play my(their / our) runs normally (and the no reset stuff can easily be circumvented by a hard reset )

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                  Old September 21st, 2012 (6:05 AM).
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                    Well, I'll be posting a few ideas that I have for challenges, but don't really want to do. Anyone can use it, of course! (It'd be better if anyone that uses this would give me credit as well, but it isn't necessary)

                    -The Fate Challenge
                    Where you're just going to accept what the game gave you to work with! (IDs are automatically made by the game, the name of the rival and yourself is also decided by the game, soft resetting after accidentally beating down a legendary Pokemon/shiny POkemon/losing to a Leader/E4/Champion is forbidden, soft resetting for shiny Pokemon are forbidden, RNG abusing is forbidden)

                    -The Rich Person Challenge
                    Where everything is done through using money! And you only earn money from battles! (Selling items is forbidden, healing using the Pokemon Center is forbidden, ALL items obtained without the usage of your own money is forbidden)

                    Well, I hope it isn't wrong to post stuff like this. And if anyone wants to ask me on these ideas, go ahead...

                    The fate challenge sounds like every day Pokemon playing to me.

                    And I think someone has almost made the rich person challenge before, it was just a no pokecenter challenge. But there's a next "step" up from that (the survival challenge, no Pokecenters OR Pokemarts) but that allows you to use the items you don't have to buy (and just find in the wild).

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                    Maybe all along, people that play the game normally in the manner of the fate challenge have just been doing a challenge all along and not playing normally. :o I used to play like that when I first started though, minus the name thing.

                    Also, I was looking through an old notebook and found a challenge idea that I abandoned. It was the opposite challenge. You had certain Pokemon to get, similar to the Halloween and Christmas challenges last year, but it was a bit different. I remember one was like "use a Pokemon opposite of what they're known for" so like a special attacking Machamp or something and then one was "use a legendary, but you can only have attacks with 60 base power and under" so yeah. If anyone wants to post this, I'll post the rest of the rules and such for you, just give credit. I have no time to do so because there are three things planned in the near future, haha. I'm already overwhelmed as it is. :P

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                    Old September 21st, 2012 (11:34 AM).
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                    Hm, yeah now that I think about it my challenge idea makes no sense XD Well, it did in my head at least...

                    Anyway, I have a new challenge idea (yay) and it'll probably need critiquing so yeah:

                    *It's long, so I'm spoilering it.

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                    The Nervous System Challenge.
                    -The goal of the game is to beat the elite four using six pokemon. Here's the catch:

                    -Your team will work somewhat similarly to the human nervous system, with a pokemon representing the brain, a pokemon representing the spinal cord, a pokemon representing each arm and a pokemon representing each leg.

                    -If the pokemon representing a certain part faints, it is dead and you can not use advantages that pokemon gives. (so the challenge becomes harder and harder as you go as more and more handicaps are placed on you - it's basically a modified nuzlocke)

                    -Here are the repercussions for when a certain pokemon dies (also, each penalty stacks)

                    -One of your leg pokemon: You can not run away from pokemon battles

                    -Both of your leg pokemon: You can not run, you must walk or use your wheelchair. (bike) You should try to use your wheelchair whenever possible.

                    -Left arm pokemon: You can not go into your bag during battles

                    -Right arm pokemon: You cannot switch pokemon out/in in battle

                    -Spinal cord pokemon: Once this pokemon dies, so do all the other appendages (so say good bye to your legs and arms) and you gain all the penalties for losing them

                    -Brain pokemon: Once this pokemon dies, the game is over.

                    Optional Rules:
                    -You can only use electric types, pyschic types and any pokemon with a speed over 100.

                    -You also have a time limit, 24 ingame hours to beat the game. (you can set the time limit lower if you like)

                    -If a pokemon is poisoned, it is considered dead.

                    -Until getting your pokemon, you are inhibited (so if you don't have the pokemon representing your left arm, no bag)

                    Well, what do you think? o.o

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                    I think it's very unique! Not my kind of challenge since I'm not into anything related to Nuzlockes, but I really like it. :)

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                      I agree with Syd, a very unique and well thought out challenge. If it were a thing, I would definitely end up doing it.

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                      I was wondering if you would set limitations for each body part, but the concept is pretty good.

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                      NERF THIS!

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                      Thanks for the praise! :D I'm thinking I will make it, but if anyone else REALLY wants to, they can.

                      @jdthebud What do you mean by limitations/what kind? :?

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                      You should make it. :) It's your idea. I'd hate if I posted an idea and someone submitted it even though I planned on doing so haha. Luckily, I can stop that from happening since I'm the one threads have to go through lol. Just make sure you're able to play when you post it.

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                      Old September 21st, 2012 (3:44 PM).
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                      Okay, made and sent! Now you can all join me on my death trip adventure. Thanks for the support! :D

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                        theres pmd challenges but what about pokemon conquest i dont think ive seen a challenge based on that yet - what about a mono type challenge on pokemon conquest
                        rules: when you (the hero) has a eevee everyone in your army must have a normal type parter but as soon as your eevee evolves to lets say vaporeon everyone else on your team must have a water type partner .. so if i was playing this challenge and i evolved my eevee into vaporeon and oichi only had jigglypuff or wigglytuf and no water type partner i would have to make oici leave the team and/or put her at a conquered castle were the only type aloud to defend that castle is normal .. and if my eevee evolved into a flareon and one of my allies had a charizard wich is fire and flying type he could defend a castle for fire or flying types? this probably needs criticising so yeah if people like this challenge i would definitely do it

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                          theres pmd challenges but what about pokemon conquest i dont think ive seen a challenge based on that yet - what about a mono type challenge on pokemon conquest
                          rules: when you (the hero) has a eevee everyone in your army must have a normal type parter but as soon as your eevee evolves to lets say vaporeon everyone else on your team must have a water type partner .. so if i was playing this challenge and i evolved my eevee into vaporeon and oichi only had jigglypuff or wigglytuf and no water type partner i would have to make oici leave the team and/or put her at a conquered castle were the only type aloud to defend that castle is normal .. and if my eevee evolved into a flareon and one of my allies had a charizard wich is fire and flying type he could defend a castle for fire or flying types? this probably needs criticising so yeah if people like this challenge i would definitely do it

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                          I don't really know the specifics of Pokemon Conquest yet, so I don't think I can critique your challenge, but I would definitely like to see some kind of PC (that's going to be annoying) challenge sometime!

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                          I'd love for there to be more spin off challenges, or game specific challenges really. However, I don't have Conquest so since I don't know the mechanics, I can't really critique it either. :( I suppose I could go read up on it but lol...that'd take a while, and that's not how I want to spend my last free Saturday I'll have in months.

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                          Old September 22nd, 2012 (11:20 AM).
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                            You guys off this week? We're basically off (Akron, 35 pt. favorites), but I'm working because I like getting paid to watch football games.

                            The only sort of 'bad' thing about spinoffs is that I'm assuming a lot of people don't have the games. I have 2 PMD's and Coll., and I really don't know why I have all of them, I rarely ever play them.

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                            Yeah, we didn't go with the team for the game today and we're not playing at the local competition, which is pretty surprising.

                            Yeah, I don't have Conquest myself, and it's still fairly new. People don't run out for spin offs like they do main games, so less people are gonna have it I think. Though spin offs are played differently and it would be nice to see more challenges for them with more creative ways to play. It'd be interesting. I'm not a huge fan of spin offs though, so eh.

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                              its easy to find on rom, and is it worth making a challenge for do you think?

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                              its easy to find on rom, and is it worth making a challenge for do you think?

                              As much as it pains me to say so, I'd say no. I can't see there being enough people who have played the game and that would want to do so again already with a challenge. Though I didn't really enjoy Conquest as much as other games, so I may be biased.

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                              Old September 23rd, 2012 (9:18 PM).
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                                Well hm, I did in fact get the ROM, which WAS in fact easy to get, and so far, it just feels like an average game to me. Mind you I don't think I'm very far,

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                                but I don't really see how much harder a monotype would be. It would be hard in the sense of I think you might have to duo the game with Jigglypuff for quite a while until you can get a stone (which I don't know how to yet, do you just find them in battles like the other items?) because I'm pretty sure you start out in the normal castle, but there aren't any normal trainers to try to recruit, only wild Pokemon. Its not a bad game, but nothing spectacular. I might do a monotype when I play through it once though.

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