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Old May 26th, 2012 (9:57 PM).
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    Basic Rules:
    -All games are accepted for this challenge, roms and hacks
    -NO HACKING OR TRADING, the limited options is part of the challenge in this game
    -You've beat the challenge once you beat the E4
    -You may use one legendary if it qualifies for your team, but only one
    -Please reply to this thread before you start, keep us updated, and then post when you're a champion

    Challenge Rules
    -In Game of Thrones many battles are fought by noble families whether it be for justice or power, in this game you'll pick which house and sigil you wish to represent on your Pokemon adventure. Depending on which sigil you fly your team will be limited.

    Sigil Rules
    As you'll see when looking at the different houses you'll be expected to pick a Pokemon represented by your sigil. For example if you pick Stark you must have a canine Pokemon on your team. If there is no Pokemon in your chosen game that can represent your sigil this is the only time your allowed to hack one in (Meowth for Red version if you pick Lannister is all I'm thinking). Though you may have more than 1 of Pokemon that fall under your Sigil qualifications the first one you obtain is your mascot and it must always be the #1 Pokemon in your party. If that Pokemon faints, you must shut your game off and continue from where you saved last. Revives don't count. Enjoy the Elite 4. The law of the sigil isn't in effect til you have the sigil Pokemon, BUT the second you encounter the Pokemon that qualifies you must capture it and use it. You must have your sigil before the 5th gym. If you can't meet these requirements than you may hack or trade.

    House Stark
    Location: The Cold North
    Sigil: A Direwolf
    Motto: Winter is Coming

    If you choose to represent the Cold North your team must reflect it. You're use to the bitter cold, so all ice types are available for you to use. It is mandatory, however, for your sigil to be properly put to use. You must have a canine Pokemon on your team, and no matter what they should always be the first in your party's slot, and if your wolf dies in battle, you have brought dishonor, you shall shut your game off and continue from when you last saved. (So save often). Other Pokemon allowed: Wards: Any Pokemon given to you as a gift (egg, starter, anything given unless it's one of the banned types) Grey: Any Pokemon that is grey as listed on the bulbapedia color category (unless once again it falls under a banned type) Being an honorable house, the Starks detest the Lannisters, so any Pokemon that falls under their chosen element or sigil cannot be on your team. Grass Pokemon are banned, they represent summer too much, and Winter is coming.

    House Baratheon
    Location: The Capital
    Sigil: A Stag
    Motto: Ours is Fury

    House Baratheon won rulership over the country when they destroyed all the Targarons. The Baratheon Men were the strongest of the strong so all fighting types will be allowed to you. Your sigil is a stag, so your team must be represented by wild game (Taraus, Stantler, Deerling), that Pokemon shall always be #1 in your party, and if they die you must shut off your game and continue from where you last saved. Other Pokemon Allowed: Since the Baratheon's have a problem with their money you are allowed to use any Pokemon that are available as prizes at the Game Corner (unless it's a banned type), Baratheon colors are black and gold, any Pokemon that falls under this color in the Bulbapedia color guide is allowed (unless it's a banned type). The Baratheon's of course are disgusted by the Targaron's so your team may not have any dragon or fire types.

    House Lannister
    Location: The West
    Sigil: A Lion
    Motto: A Lannister Always Pays His Debts

    Lannisters are the the richest and most powerful family in the country. Many people dislike the Lannisters considering the members nothing more than tricksters and con artists up to no good, for this all dark and psychic types will be available to you for use. The sigil of Lannister is a golden lion, so your team must be represented by a feline Pokemon, and they must always occupy the #1 spot of your party, if your sigil faints you must shut your game off and continue from where you last saved. Other Pokemon allowed on your team: Knights with a Blade: Pokemon that have sharp blade like claws (Scyther, Kabuto). All Pokemon that are yellow or orange according to the bulbapedia color chart (unless it's a banned type). The Lannisters don't fair well in the North so your team may not have any ice or rock types.

    House Targaryen
    Location: Exiled
    Sigil: A Three Headed Dragon
    Motto: Fire and Blood

    The Targaryen's went from being the most powerful reign to rule over the countries for centuries using the fire of dragons, to being almost extinct. Fire Types are always welcome to be on your team, for you have the best control over it. Your sigil is the dragon, once a dragon Pokemon is obtained it must be #1 in your party always, if your dragon dies, so do you, shut the game of and continue from where you last saved. Other Pokemon allowed on Your Team: All Desert Dwelling Pokemon (For gen 3 and 5, unless the type is banned), If playing Gens that don't have a desert area you may use rock types unless they share a typing with something that is banned. All Red Pokemon (according to bulbapedia color chart) are also welcome to your team unless their type is banned. The Targaryen's were overthrown by the Baratheon's so any Pokemon that is a fighting type or represented by the stag sigil is banned from this team, as well as water types.

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    Old June 9th, 2012 (11:14 PM). Edited June 10th, 2012 by jdthebud.
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    Hey, nice challenge, been looking for this to start!

    By the way, where's your signup Laure?


    Username: jdthebud
    House: Targaryen
    Game: Sacred Gold (493 hack by Drayden, who also created VoltWhite/BlazeBlack)
    Ultimate: No

    Also, shouldn't the Johto games end at Red and B/W end at Alder?
    Old June 10th, 2012 (4:14 AM).
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    OMG! Sounds so good!

    Username: Gonz0
    House: Stark
    Game: Ruby, Original Cart
    Ultimate: Not yet

    I'd add house Greyjoy as well. We need water specialists

    It races through narrow caves, using its sharp claws to catch prey. The skin on its face is harder than a rock.

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    Old June 10th, 2012 (9:14 AM). Edited June 10th, 2012 by Halfcadence.
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      Hey, great challenge! I just have a couple questions.

      Say I wanted to do a Lannister run. Would Espeon be considered feline enough to use as my sigil? Also, there isn't an orange colour classification in the colour chart, is that up to our own judgement?

      Now, say I were doing a Stark run. The pokemon available to use as a sigil seem very limited unless I'm misunderstanding the rules. The Growlithe line would be banned, because they would be Lannister orange, and the Poochyena line would be banned, because they're dark type, another Lannister claim. Same thing with Ninetales (yellow) and Houndoom (dark). Would some of the Eeveelutions qualify?

      Old June 10th, 2012 (3:32 PM).
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      Sounds neat!

      Username: Luigi-San
      House: Baratheon
      Game: Crystal
      Ultimate: Nope

      Old June 20th, 2012 (11:48 AM).
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        Sounds cool
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        House: Targaryen
        Game: Black

        Ultimate: No
        Old June 24th, 2012 (11:22 PM). Edited June 24th, 2012 by jdthebud.
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        Well, I started my game on Sacred Gold. I'm doing House Targaryen.

        Update #1 on Sacred Gold.

        Name: Dany (female character ofc)
        Rival: Joffrey
        Starter: Cyndaquil (Ser Jorah)
        • After the beginning stuff, I caught Larvitar (Rhaegal) in Dark Cave.
        • Ser Jorah evolved into Quilava in the Sprout Tower.
        • Beat Falkner easily, mostly with Rhaegal's Rock Slide.
        • Caught my sigil pokemon, Gible (Drogon), in Union Cave.
        • Did Slowpoke Well, then defeated Bugsy mostly with Ser Jorah's Flame Wheel.
        • Went through Ilex Forest to Goldenrod, and Drogon evolved into Gabite!
        • Went north and caught Scyther (Rakharo) in the National Park.
        • Beat Whitney, mostly with Rakharo's Rock Smash.
        • Bought Porygon (Jhogo) at the Game Corner, then headed to Ecruteak City.
        • Did the Burned Tower and released the legendary beasts, then took on the gym.
        • Morty was defeated by a full team effort and a bunch of items; Drogon did the most damage with his Dragon Rage.

        A couple of notes on moves: Rock Smash is 60 power, and Cut is 60 power and Grass-type.

        Team Dany:

        Drogon the Careful Gabite, ♂ - L31 @ Shell Bell
        Ability: San Veil
        Moves: Headbutt, Dragon Rage, Dig, Sandstorm

        Ser Jorah the Rash Quilava, ♂ - L30 @ Charcoal
        Ability: Flash Fire
        Moves: Flame Wheel, Quick Attack, Ember, Smokescreen

        Rhaegal the Docile Larvitar, ♂ - L27 @ Quick Claw
        Ability: Guts
        Moves: Rock Slide, Bite, Dig, Rock Smash

        Rakharo the Sassy Scyther, ♂ - L28
        Ability: Technician
        Moves: Wing Attack, Rock Smash, Cut, False Swipe

        Jhogo the Timid Porygon - L28
        Ability: Trace
        Moves: Psybeam, Shock Wave, Agility, Recover

        HM Slaves:

        Psyduck - Flash, Surf
        Old June 25th, 2012 (6:08 PM). Edited June 25th, 2012 by mamoswineftw.
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          Hey guys! It's been ages since I last did a challenge (uni now requires some actual work haha), and since I recently finished season 2 this sounds like a great one to do.

          @jdthebud: I have decided to mark you as my sworn enemy. Nothing personal, but a Baratheon hates a Targaryen (Please Note: Joffrey is not a Baratheon). Hence I will also use Sacred Gold - are you using the Classic, or the totally edited (ie movesets and all) version? I'd prefer the latter.

          Here's the signup:

          Username: mamoswineftw
          House: Baratheon
          Game: Sacred Gold
          Ultimate: No

          Probably can't have a race, but oh well. Perhaps a simulated battlo on PO using our teams at the end? For lols?

          Will acquire Sacred Gold and make a start ASAP.

          @Laure: I assume I can use yellow-classified pokemon since there is no official gold colouring, right? And can I use traded pokemon, if it's from an ingame trade? And I can only obtain my sigil pokemon before Olivine City (ie after 3 badges) - is that okay? Thanks
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          Old June 29th, 2012 (10:36 PM).
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          Update #2 on Sacred Gold.

          Long story short, I have beaten the Elite Four and Lance. Going to Kanto now.

          Here's the video of my battle against Lance:


          Elite Four:

          Champion Lance:

          Hall of Fame:

          Note on plot: Team Rocket takes over the Safari Zone after you beat Chuck, and Giovanni shows up at the end of the Radio Tower.
          A couple of notes on moves: Rock Smash is 60 power, and Strength is 75 power and Rock-type.

          Team Dany:

          Drogon the Careful Garchomp, ♂ - L56 @ Amulet Coin
          Ability: Sand Veil
          Moves: Dragon Claw, Crunch, Earthquake, Strength

          Rhaegal the Docile Tyranitar, ♂ - L55 @ BlackGlasses
          Ability: Sand Stream
          Moves: Rock Slide, Crunch, Dragon Dance, Earthquake

          Jhogo the Timid Porygon-Z - L53 @ Choice Specs
          Ability: Adaptability
          Moves: Tri-Attack, Thunderbolt, Dark Pulse, Ice Beam

          Ser Jorah the Rash Typhlosion, ♂ - L54 @ Charcoal
          Ability: Flash Fire
          Moves: Flamthrower, Solarbeam, Focus Blast, Sunny Day

          Viserion the Naughty Aerodactyl, ♂ - L51 @ Lucky Egg
          Ability: Rock Head
          Moves: Rock Slide, Crunch, Fly, Ice Fang

          Rakharo the Sassy Scizor, ♂ - L53 @ Choice Band
          Ability: Technician
          Moves: Bug Bite, Rock Smash, Bullet Punch, False Swipe

          HM Slaves:

          Psyduck - Flash, Surf, Waterfall, Whirlpool [boxed]
          Old July 9th, 2012 (4:01 PM).
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            Sounds fun.

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            House: Stark
            Game: Crystal
            Ultimate: No, at least not yet
            Completed Challenges:
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            Old July 10th, 2012 (9:20 AM).
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              Not sure what this stuff is based off, but I could give it a go.
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              House: Lannister
              Game: Touhoumon Another World
              Ultimate: No

              I was also thinking of doing Stark, but I like a lot of Psychic and Dark types, even if I can't use Cirno(Ice), and whichever I choose I can't use Alice(Psychic/Ice). So yeah. Might as well use Chen as my mascot. She's a ground type, would that work...?
              And you say I have to always keep the mascot in the first party slot. Does that apply even when grinding?

              I love Kecleon.

              Currently doing an Ultimate Trainer Type Challenge as a lass.
              Generations to go before challenge is completed: Yellow, Crystal, Emerald, Platinum, White
              Old July 23rd, 2012 (1:38 AM). Edited July 23rd, 2012 by jdthebud.
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              Unfortunately, it seems that my save file got corrupted somehow, so I will have to drop this challenge.

              I made it as far as Blaine's gym and was just about to fight him for my seventh Kanto badge .

              Here are my screens I took, not that they're useful anymore...


              Old December 24th, 2013 (11:40 AM). Edited December 24th, 2013 by Erik Redden.
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                I love this idea so much, but I feel we should add a few more houses:

                House Tully
                location: the riverlands
                sigil: the trout
                motto: family, duty, honor

                Though house Tully isn't particularly strong, they have prospered thanks to the many rivers fertalizing their land, as such, water types are all permitted. The tullys seek to make alliances with other houses and therefore may have at least one of every pokemon color type save those associated with their enemies in house lannister. Due to their loyalty to the king in the north and house stark, the Tullys are allowed to use any ice types or canine pokemon in addition to their own. They must always have a fish and something to represent the colors red and blue without associating themselves with the lannisters.

                House Tyrell
                location: the abundant south
                sigil: the rose
                motto: growing strong

                The tyrells call the beautiful highgarden home and have been on good terms with the kings of the realms for many years. As flowers dominate the tyrell lands, they use grass-type pokemon and any others green and gold (if not a banned type). Due to their ties to Baratheon and Lannister, they are allowed to use most of their pokemon as well. In spite of themselves, the Tyrells despise the Martells and wouldn't so much as think to use a ground or rock type pokemon.

                House Martell
                Location: The desert
                sigil: the sun and spear
                motto: unbowed, unbent, unbroken

                The martells of dorne have lived long is the expansive desert of the far south regions of Westeros. They are powerful and terrifying warriors being made akin to snakes, therefore, they must carry a snake with them at all times. They also are allowed to use any rock, ground, or steel types (that aren't banned). Their colors are red and orange (you know what that means). Naturally, they loath the tyrells and wouldn't even think to use grass types or anything with flowers.

                One More

                House Arryn
                location: the mountains of the vale
                sigil: the moon and falcon
                motto: as high as honor

                The arryns remain aloof in the realm, yet they hold a very certain kind of power. Their sigil means that their party must consist of a bird of sorts and any pokemon that can be found at night (unless in a game that does not consist of a night mechanic). Their colors are white and blue and may use any of the pokemon associated with those colors (unless banned). Being allys of Baratheon, Stark, and Tully, they can use most of their respective pokemon, however, they may not use any pokemon associated with lannisters. If they are defeated by a pokemon as such, they must shut off their game and restart from their last save point.

                That's all.

                Though I'd love to do a challenge with one of these new houses I've decided instead to work with house Baratheon. I'll do this in volt white 2 where Samurott is a fighting type.

                Screw that, doing the starks, but still starting with Oshawott.
                Old December 24th, 2013 (1:24 PM).
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                This challenge is way past the revival deadline, but you're more than welcome to restart it.


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