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Old November 25th, 2012 (1:57 PM). Edited December 28th, 2012 by bfrost97.
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    THE SWITCH-OFF CHALLENGE
    RULES:
    1. Before the first gym, you are allowed to train and use only one Pokemon. Once you defeat the gym with it, it must be either released or permanently boxed. This rule applies for all gyms. eg. I use Squirtle until I beat Brock, then release it and use Pidgey until I defeat Misty and so on.
    2. For the Elite Four, you can use one Pokemon for each member and one for the champion (five in total) but you must not send in any other Pokemon against the member. You can not send in another Pokemon to heal either.
    3. If the designated Pokemon faints and you have other Pokemon in your party, you must let them die. They may NOT gain any experience.
    4. HM slaves are cool, as long as you don't battle with them.
    5. You may not reuse Pokemon. eg. If I used Pidgey between the first and second gym, I may not catch another pidgey and use it for the third gym.
    For Emerald: The game doesn't end until you defeat Steven, who is treated as a gym leader.
    For HG/SS: The game doesn't end until you defeat Red, who is treated as a gym leader.
    For B/W: After the first elite four battle, you may only use one Pokemon for the final two battles against N and Ghetsis. The game doesn't end until you defeat the elite four twice, with Alder. You must use different Pokemon the second time. If you wish, you could beat Cynthia, treating her as a gym leader.

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    Old November 27th, 2012 (2:14 PM).
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    I think I want to do this on firered, just one question though. After beating the eighth gym leader, do I then train up 5 NEW pokemon for the elite four?

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    Seems fun. May not get to it right away as I've been very busy lately :(

    Also, I think I'll add a rule where after beating a gym, the next pokemon I use is the first pokemon I find on the nearest route. Of course, this rule will have to change for the elite four...
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    Old November 27th, 2012 (3:28 PM).
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      hmmm firered huh??

      I'm gonna go retro for this! no emulators, just me, my gameboy, and my trusty old yellow version!

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      Old November 27th, 2012 (4:02 PM).
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        I'm gonna play on my AK2i, since my computer's broken.
        I'm also going to do the E4 rematches.

        We get to choose what Pokemon we use for each gym, right? If so, I already got my Pokemon planned.
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        Old November 27th, 2012 (4:17 PM).
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          I think I want to do this on firered, just one question though. After beating the eighth gym leader, do I then train up 5 NEW pokemon for the elite four?
          Yes, 5 new Pokemon, and you do get to choose which Pokemon you use, Warrior Cat.
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          Old November 27th, 2012 (4:27 PM).
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            Yes, 5 new Pokemon, and you do get to choose which Pokemon you use, Warrior Cat.
            just one more question, can I catch(or obtain) Pokemon ahead of time, because I want to use Typhlosion against Jasmine.
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            Old November 27th, 2012 (4:52 PM).
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              just one more question, can I catch(or obtain) Pokemon ahead of time, because I want to use Typhlosion against Jasmine.
              Fine, as long as it's in a box until then. Don't train it at all (run from all battles). By the way, in general, you should post frequent updates as to which Pokemon you're using. I'm currently using mudkip until the first gym.
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              Old November 27th, 2012 (11:19 PM).
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                I've beaten Bugsy, here's how it happened.
                So far my Pokemon I've caught so far(of course, they are boxed).
                Falkner - Geodude(Sprout Tower was hard )
                Bugsy - Magnemite
                Whitney - Croagunk
                Jasmine - Cyndaquil(Typhlosion)
                Pryce - Aron(Aggron)
                Clair - Swablu(Altaria)
                Karen(Round 1) - Torchic(Blaziken)
                Lance(Round 1) - Gible(Garchomp)
                Erika - Flareon(I already used the Fire Stone the the Sprout Tower Sage on him)
                Lance(Round 2) - Bagon(Salamence)

                - I started, named myself Storm.
                - I picked with Cyndaquil, I also received Eevee from Cynthis in front of Mr. PKMN's house, boxed it..
                - After the Mr. Pokemon part, I lost to ???(on purpose), named him Sacred.
                - I caught Geodude on Route 46, solo'd with him until I beat Falkner.
                - I caught a Magnemite on Route 32, solo'd with him until I beat Bugsy, I also received Torchic from a dude in Azalea's Pokemon Center.
                - I also decided to catch a few Pokemon ahead of time on the way and boxed them.
                - So, I caught a Bagon, Gible, and Aron in union cave, and Croagunk and Swablu on Route 33.
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                Old November 28th, 2012 (10:21 AM).
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                  Beaten brock, then misty. play by play
                  -started the game, named red, and took a bulbasaur.
                  -boxed bulba, and caught a caterpie. raised to a lvl 11 butterfree.
                  -easily beat brock with confusion
                  -boxed butterfree
                  -took out bulba
                  -proceeded to mt. moon
                  -caught and boxed a clefairy and a moon stone
                  -beat misty easily with a level 26 ivysaur.
                  -blew past nugget bridge all the way to bill and got the SS Ticket
                  -boxed bulbasaur and caught a meowth.
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                  -The best thing about modern generations are the moves! I like Aerial Ace and Water Pulse.

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                  Old November 28th, 2012 (11:18 AM).
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                    I'll try this one!

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                    What I've done so far: started the game, did the Pokèdex stuff, caught Pidgey, Mankey, Nidoran (male) and Rattata (only for Cut). Boxed Pikachu and Pidgey for now. Passed through Viridian Forest, trained Mankey a lot. Saved.

                    Mankey Lv. 13 - Scratch, Leer, Low Kick
                    Rattata Lv. 4 - Tackle, Tail Whip
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                    Old November 28th, 2012 (10:28 PM).
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                      I have an update.

                      Well, just one more gym until the Elite Four first round.

                      - Boxed Magnemite(level 28) and withdrew Croagunk(level 14).
                      - Raised him to level 22, beat my rival in front of Ilex Forest, caught and boxed Murkrow(level 17).
                      - Croagunk was already level 31 before fighting Whitney, so she was a breeze.
                      - Boxed Croagunk(level 32) and withdrew Murkrow(level 17).
                      - Trained Murkrow in Ilex Forest 'til he was level 23.
                      - Beat every trainer on the way to Ekruteak with little trouble(stupid electric users).
                      - Defeated my Rival, awakened the legendary dogs, caught Duskull, and beat Morty(Murkrow level 34).
                      - Boxed Murkrow, withdrew Duskull, and trained him to level 27.
                      - Easily beat every trainer on the way to Cianwood(lighthouse too).
                      - After beating Chuck with Dusclops(level 38), I boxed him and withdrew Cyndaquil(level 5)
                      - I trained a looooong time until he was a level 40 Typhlosion.
                      - I beat Jasmine with spammed Lava Plumes.
                      - I boxed Typhlosion and withdrew Aron, and trained him to a level 33 Lairon,
                      - Beat the trainers on Routes 42 and 43, killed Red Gyarados, and destroyed the Rocket Hideout in Mahogany.
                      - Trained Lairon into a level 44 Aggron, and beat Pryce with spammed Iron Heads.
                      - I boxed Aggron and withdrew Swablu, and trained it to a level 41 Altaria.
                      - Beat the Goldenrod takeover with Altaria(level 49) and saved on Route 44.
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                      Old December 1st, 2012 (9:09 AM).
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                      I'm sorry, I'm going to have to come back to this challenge. I really like this challenge and was having fun, but I reaally want to do the event, as I was unable to do the last one. And firered is my only free game :(

                      But I shall come back to this, probably next month! (so take me off the challengers list, and I'll resign up).
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                      Old December 9th, 2012 (6:13 AM). Edited December 9th, 2012 by Porygon Z.
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                        First Gym: Mankey Lv. 16 (Scratch, Leer, Low Kick, Karate Chop)
                        Second Gym: Pikachu Lv. 23 (Double Team, Quick Attack, Thunder Wave, Thundershock)
                        Third Gym: Ivysaur Lv. 28 (Vine Whip, Leech Seed, Poisonpowder, Bide)
                        Fourth Gym: Pidgeot Lv. 37 (Fly, Sand-Attack, Wing Attack, Quick Attack)
                        Fifth Gym: Nidoking Lv. 44 (Thrash, Dig, Mega Kick, Counter)
                        Sixth Gym: Vaporeon Lv. 47 (Surf, Aurora Beam, Quick Attack, Bite)
                        Seventh Gym: Blastoise Lv. 50 (Surf, Mega Punch, Skull Bash, Ice Beam)
                        Eighth Gym: Machamp Lv. 52 (Strength, Earthquake, Submission, Low Kick)

                        Team for the E4

                        Lapras Lv. 38 - Surf, Ice Beam, Thunderbolt, Psychic (In training)
                        Paras Lv. 13 - Scratch, Stun Spore, Cut, Flash
                        Spearow Lv. 17 - Fly, Growl, Leer, Fury Attack
                        Geodude Lv. 18 - Tackle, Defense Curl, Rock Throw, Strength
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                        Old December 11th, 2012 (10:38 AM).
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                          Sorry for not writing in a while, but I've been busy. I just beat the 5th gym. Here's a run-down.
                          1st Gym- Marshtomp
                          2nd Gym- Taillow
                          3rd Gym- Graveler
                          4th Gym- Azumarill
                          5th Gym- Machoke
                          6th Gym- Manectric
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                          Old December 24th, 2012 (7:04 PM). Edited January 28th, 2013 by BlueShellBeast.
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                            This sounds fun!

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                            Game: Green
                            For added fun, I'll be playing the games in Japanese.

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                            Gym Leaders
                            Spoiler:

                            1st Gym (Brock): Bulbasaur


                            2nd Gym (Misty): Pidgeotto


                            3rd Gym (Lt. Surge): Sandslash


                            4th Gym (Erika): Persian


                            5th Gym (Koga): Dugtrio


                            6th Gym (Sabrina): Marowak (Getting past that rival battle was annoying...)


                            7th Gym (Blaine): Lapras


                            8th Gym (Giovanni): Kabutops


                            Indigo Plateau
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                            Lorelei: Hitmonchan

                            Moveset Used:
                            Ice Punch
                            Thunder Punch
                            Strength
                            Fire Punch

                            Fight Comment:
                            She was overall easy to take down. Her Lapras gave me some troubles, but it only took me two tries to get her down.

                            --

                            Bruno: Golduck

                            Moveset Used:
                            Scratch
                            Confusion
                            Surf
                            Tail Whip

                            Fight Comment:
                            Nice, easy fight. I was able to quickly destroy everyone without any difficulty.

                            --

                            Agatha: Ninetales

                            Moveset Used:
                            Tail Whip
                            Quick Attack
                            Fire Blast
                            Confuse Ray

                            Fight Comment:
                            After jumping the gun and giving FireFox a Fire Stone before he could learn any decent moves, I decided that I'd just finish off her ghost type Pokemon with primarily tail whip, confuse ray, and a heck of a lot of Hyper Potions.

                            --

                            Lance: Dewgong

                            Moveset Used:
                            Headbutt
                            Blizzard
                            Surf
                            Aurora Beam

                            Fight Comment:
                            Once I got Gyarados down, it was an easy fight. Nothing really special about this one seeing as my ice moves took out most of Lance's dragons in one hit.

                            --

                            Green/Blue/*Insert Rival's Name Here*: Tauros

                            Moveset Used:
                            Tackle
                            Thunderbolt
                            Ice Beam
                            Stomp

                            Fight Comment:
                            This was a pretty easy fight. Even if I was only able to get his Rhydon down in one hit, Tauros was able to take all of the hits thrown at him with ease.


                            FINAL COMMENTS:
                            This was a fun challenge. I enjoyed battling with some Pokemon that I usually wouldn't use and planning out movesets to best take out the Pokemon that I had to go up against. Fairly grindy, but nothing that a speed button couldn't fix. Overall, I'm up for a round two...


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                            Game: Gold

                            ~~~

                            Johto Gym Leaders:
                            Spoiler:

                            1st Gym (Falkner): Totodile


                            2nd Gym (Bugsy): Spearow


                            3rd Gym (Whitney): Golbat


                            4th Gym (Morty): Butterfree


                            5th Gym (Pryce): Flaaffy


                            6th Gym (Chuck): Gyarados


                            7th Gym (Jasmine): Growlithe


                            8th Gym (Clair): Ditto (15 Plus Powers/XAttacks and a Shiny Stantler later...)



                            Indigo Plateau:
                            Spoiler:

                            Will: * Stantler


                            Koga: Donphan


                            Bruno: Scyther


                            Karen: Mantine


                            Lance: Piloswine


                            ...Those last three guys were kinda painful. Ah well, made it through eventually...


                            Kanto Gym Leaders:
                            Spoiler:

                            9th Gym Leader (Erika): Nidorino


                            10th Gym Leader (Lt. Surge): Kadabra


                            11th Gym Leader (Sabrina): Kangaskhan


                            12th Gym (Janine): Haunter


                            13th Gym (Misty): Electabuzz


                            14th Gym (Brock): Weepinbell


                            15th Gym (Blaine): Nidorina


                            16th Gym (Green): Dragonite



                            Red:
                            Spoiler:

                            Pokemon Used: Miltank

                            Moves Used:
                            Rollout
                            Milk Drink
                            Defense Curl
                            Body Slam

                            Fight Comments:
                            Rollout rock (pun intended). Once I got myself set up with XAttacks, I was able to take everyone out easily.

                            FINAL COMMENTS:
                            Out of all of the Pokemon I used this round, I have to say that using ditto was the hardest. Its stats and lack of PP made it tough due to the fact that some Rockets love to carry around self-destructing Koffings...

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                            Game: Ruby
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                            Gym Leaders (Currently 2/8):
                            Spoiler:

                            1st Gym (Roxanne): Torchic


                            2nd Gym (Brawly): Shroomish


                            Pokemon Planned for the 3rd Gym: Aron



                            Edit: I'll be pulling out of this challenge on Ruby. I've hit a brick due to the Rival battle, and I don't feel like grinding that much.
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                              I posted a long while ago, and in these days I've found some spare time to complete some of the challenges I have in-going. I was training a Lapras, it was Lv. 38, and once I cleared out Victory Road and did some spare training, it was at Lv. 55.

                              Lorelei didn't gave me much of a trouble. I won with several Thunderbolts and some crits.
                              Bruno was a piece of cake, Surf and Psychic ftw.
                              Agatha was pretty much easy, just the stronger Gengar gave me problems with Hypnosis.
                              Lance was easier than I thought, Thunderbolt and Ice Beam did miracles.
                              Gary was not too difficult, as I had almost a move for every one of his Pokèmon.

                              I ended the Pokèmon League with a Lv. 59 Lapras, same moveset as before: Surf, Psychic, Ice Beam, Thunderbolt. Just for fun, I went to the Cerulean Cave and defeated Mewtwo, in the process leveling up to 60. I'm done!
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