Challenge Biological Class Challenge

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Piloswine

Age 26
Male
Seen December 6th, 2020
Posted December 6th, 2020
196 posts
5.3 Years

Biological Class Challenge

Welcome! In this challenge you have to play with Pokémon that belong to the same biological class, like Mammals, Birds or Reptiles. Let's sail away in Darwin's boat! If you manage to finish the Challenge, your name will be put in the Champions' list.

Rules

1. You must choose one of the classes listed below. You might use only Pokémon that are in the list of the class you choose.
2. You can't change your class during a game.
3. You can catch a Pokémon from a different class, if it evolves to one that belongs to your class.
4. HM Slaves that don't belong to the class you are playing with are allowed, as long as they don't battle.
5. Cheating to get a Pokémon you can't get normally in the game you're playing is allowed.
6. If the class you chose is not available among the starters of the game you're playing, you might choose what you want, but replace it for the first Pokémon that belongs to your class you find in the game.

The Classes

(Just for knowledge, not all the categories listed below are biological classes, since class has a specific meaning.)

Because Mew gave birth to all types of Pokémon, it is in all classes.
If Arceus is God, and God is nature, then Arceus also belongs to all classes.

Some classifications may seem strange, but they all has an explanation. Azulmarill for example is in the Inorganic class, but it's there because it may be based on a beach ball.
Some Pokémon are in more than one class, since they can be inspired in more than one kind of animal/creature/thing.

Mammals
Spoiler:
Ratatta
Raticate
Pikachu
Raichu
Sandshrew
Sandslash
Nidoran F
Nidorina
Nidoqueen
Nidoran M
Nidorino
Nidoking
Vulpix
Ninetales
Zubat
Golbat
Diglett
Dugtrio
Meowth
Persian
Mankey
Primeape
Growlithe
Arcanine
Abra
Kadabra
Alakazam
Ponyta
Rapidash
Slowpoke
Slowbro
Seel
Dewgong
Drowzee
Hypno
Cubone
Marowak
Rhyhorn
Rhydon
Kangaskhan
Tauros
Eevee
Vaporeon
Jolteon
Flareon
Snorlax
Mew
Cindaquil
Quilava
Typhlosion
Sentret
Furret
Crobat
Pichu
Mareep
Flaafy
Ampharos
Marill
Azulmarill
Aipom
Espeon
Umbreon
Slowking
Girafarig
Snubull
Granbull
Sneasel
Teddyursa
Ursaring
Swinub
Piloswine
Houndour
Houndoom
Phanpy
Donphan
Stantler
Smeargle
Miltank
Raikou
Entei
Suicune
Poochyena
Mightyena
Zigzagoon
Linoone
Lotad
Lombre
Ludicolo
Slakoth
Vigoroth
Slaking
Azurill
Skitty
Delcatty
Electrike
Manectric
Plusle
Minun
Wailmer
Wailord
Numerl
Camerupt
Spink
Grumpig
Spinda
Zangoose
Absol
Spheal
Sealeo
Walrein
Kyogre
Chimchar
Monferno
Infernape
Bidoof
Bibarel
Shinx
Luxio
Luxray
Pachirisu
Buizel
Floatzel
Ambipom
Buneary
Lopunny
Glameow
Purugly
Stunky
Skuntank
Muchlax
Riolu
Lucario
Hippopotas
Hippowdon
Weavile
Rhyperior
Leafeon
Glaceon
Mamoswine
Shaymin
Arceus
Victini
Tepig
Pignite
Emboar
Oshawott
Dewott
Samurott
Patrat
Watchog
Lillipup
Herdier
Stoutland
Purrloin
Liepard
Pansage
Simisage
Pansear
Simisear
Panpour
Simipour
Munna
Musharna
Blitzle
Zebstrika
Woobat
Swoobat
Drillbur
Excadrill
Audino
Darumaka
Darmanitan
Zorua
Zoroark
Minccino
Cinccino
Deerling
Sawsbuck
Emolga
Chubchoo
Mienfoo
Mienshao
Bouffalant
Heatmor
Cobalion
Terrakion
Virizion
Keldeo
Landorus Therian Form
Chespin
Quilladin
Chesnaught
Fennekin
Braixen
Delphox
Bunnelby
Diggersby
Litleo
Pyroar
Skiddo
Gogoat
Pancham
Pangoro
Furfrou
Espurr
Meowstic
Sylveon
Dedenne
Carbink
Noibat
Noivern
Xerneas
Zygarde 10% Forme
Litten
Torracat
Incineroar
Popplio
Brionne
Primarina
Yungoos
Gumshoos
Rocruff
Lycanroc
Mudbray
Mudsdale
Stufful
Bewear
Oranguru
Passimian
Komala
Solgaleo
Lunala

Reptiles
Spoiler:
Bulbasaur
Ivysaur
Venusaur
Charmander
Charmeleon
Charizard
Squirtle
Wartortle
Blastoise
Ekans
Arbok
Lickitung
Rhyhorn
Rhydon
Gyarados
Lapras
Aerodactyl
Dratini
Dragonair
Dragonite
Mew
Chikorita
Bayleef
Meganium
Totodile
Croconaw
Feraligator
Dunsparce
Larvitar
Tyranitar
Lugia
Treecko
Grovyle
Sceptile
Aron
Lairon
Aggron
Torkoal
Seviper
Kecleon
Tropius
Bagon
Shelgon
Salamence
Latias
Latios
Groudon
Rayquaza
Turtwig
Grotle
Torterra
Cranidos
Rampardos
Shieldon
Bastiodon
Lickilicky
Rhyperior
Dialga
Palkia
Arceus
Snivy
Servine
Serperior
Sandile
Krokorok
Krookodile
Scraggy
Scrafty
Tirtouga
Carracosta
Archen
Archeops
Axew
Fraxure
Haxorus
Druddigon
Deino
Zweillous
Hydreigon
Thudurus Therian Form
Reshiram
Zekrom
Kyurem (all forms)
Helioptile
Heliolisk
Tyrunt
Tyrantrum
Amaura
Aurorus
Noivern
Zygarde 50% Forme
Salandit
Salazzle
Turtonator
Jagmo-o
Hakamo-o
Kommo-o

Birds
Spoiler:
Pidgey
Pidgeotto
Pidgeot
Spearow
Fearow
Psyduck
Golduck
Farfetch'd
Doduo
Dodrio
Magmar
Articuno
Zapdos
Moltres
Mew
Hoothoot
Noctowl
Togepi
Togetic
Natu
Xatu
Murkrow
Delibird
Skarmory
Magby
Lugia
Ho-Oh
Torchic
Combusken
Blaziken
Taillow
Swellow
Wingull
Pelipper
Swablu
Altaria
Piplup
Prinplup
Empoleon
Starly
Staravia
Staraptor
Honchkrow
Chatot
Magmortar
Togekiss
Cresselia
Arceus
Pidove
Tranquill
Unfezant
Ducklett
Swanna
Rufflet
Braviary
Vullaby
Mandibuzz
Fletchling
Fletchinder
Talonflame
Hawlucha
Tornadus Therian Form
Yveltal
Rowlett
Dartrix
Decidueye
Pikipek
Trumbeak
Toucannon
Oricorio

Fish & Amphibians
Spoiler:
Poliwag
Polowhirl
Poliwrath
Horsea
Seadra
Goldeen
Seaking
Magikarp
Gyarados
Mew
Chinchou
Lanturn
Politoed
Wooper
Quagsire
Qwilfish
Remoraid
Mantine
Kingdra
Mudkip
Marshtomp
Swampert
Carvanha
Sharpedo
Barboach
Whiscash
Feebas
Milotic
Huntail
Gorebyss
Relicanth
Luvdisc
Gible
Gabite
Garchomp
Croagunk
Toxicroak
Finneon
Lumineon
Mantyke
Arceus
Tympole
Palpitoad
Seismitoad
Baculin
Alomomola
Tynamo
Eelektrik
Eelektross
Stunfisk
Froakie
Frogadier
Greninja
Skrelp
Dragalge
Wishiwashi

Arthropoda & Other Invertebrates
Spoiler:
Caterpie
Metapod
Butterfree
Weedle
Kakuna
Beedrill
Paras
Parasect
Venonat
Venomoth
Tentacool
Tentacruel
Shellder
Cloyster
Krabby
Kingler
Staryu
Starmie
Pinsir
Omanyte
Omastar
Kabuto
Mew
Ledyba
Ledian
Spinarak
Ariados
Yanma
Pineco
Forretress
Gligar
Scizor
Shuckle
Heracross
Slugma
Magcargo
Corsola
Octillery
Wurmple
Silcoon
Beautifly
Cascoon
Dustox
Surskit
Masquerain
Nincada
Ninjask
Shedinja
Volbeat
Illumise
Trapinch
Vibrava
Flygon
Corphish
Crawdant
Lileep
Cradily
Anorith
Armaldo
Clamperl
Kricketot
Kricketune
Burmy
Wormadam
Mothim
Combee
Vespiqueen
Shellos
Gastrodon
Skorupi
Drapion
Yanmega
Gliscor
Giratina
Phione
Manaphy
Arceus
Sewaddle
Swadloon
Leavanny
Venipede
Whirlipede
Scolipede
Dwebble
Crustle
Solosis
Duosion
Reuniclus
Karrablast
Escavalier
Frillish
Jellicent
Joltik
Galvantula
Shelmet
Accelgor
Durant
Larvesta
Volcarona
Genesect
Scatterbug
Spewpa
Vivillon
Inkay
Malamar
Binacle
Barbaracle
Clauncher
Clawitzer
Goomy
Sliggoo
Goodra
Grubbin
Charjabug
Vikavolt
Crabawler
Crabominable
Cutiefly
Ribombee
Mareanie
Toxapex
Dewpider
Araquanid
Fomantis
Lurantis
Wimpod
Golisopod
Pyukumuku
Nihilego
Buzzwole
Pheromosa

Plants & Fungi
Spoiler:
Bulbasaur
Ivysaur
Venusaur
Oddish
Gloom
Vileplume
Paras
Parasect
Bellsprout
Weepinbell
Victreebell
Exeggcute
Exeggutor
Tangela
Mew
Chikorita
Bayleef
Meganium
Bellossom
Hoppip
Skiploom
Jumpluff
Sunkern
Sunflora
Treecko
Grovyle
Sceptile
Lotad
Lombre
Ludicolo
Seedot
Nuzleaf
Shiftry
Shroomish
Breelom
Roselia
Cacnea
Cacturne
Tropius
Grotle
Torterra
Budew
Roserade
Cherubi
Cherrim
Carnivine
Snover
Abomasnow
Tangrowth
Shaymin
Arceus
Snivy
Servine
Serperior
Pansage
Simisage
Sewaddle
Swadloon
Leavanny
Cottonee
Whimsicott
Petilill
Lilligant
Maractus
Deerling
Sawsbuck
Foongus
Amoonguss
Ferroseed
Ferrothorn
Chespin
Quilladin
Chesnaught
Phantump
Trevenant
Pumpkaboo
Gourgeist
Rowlett
Dartrix
Decidueye
Fomantis
Lurantis
Morelull
Shiinotic
Bounsweet
Steenee
Tsareena
Dhelmise

Inorganic
Spoiler:
Jigglypuff
Wigglytuff
Geodude
Graveler
Golem
Magnemite
Magneton
Grimer
Muk
Onix
Voltorb
Electrode
Koffing
Weezing
Ditto
Porygon
Mew
Igglybuff
Azulmarill
Sudowoodo
Unown
Wobbuffet
Steelix
Porygon 2
Elekid
Whismur
Loudred
Exploud
Makuhita
Nosepass
Plusle
Minun
Camerupt
Lunatone
Solrock
Baltoy
Claydol
Shuppet
Banette
Chimecho
Beldum
Metang
Metagross
Regirock
Regice
Registeel
Torterra
Drifloon
Drifblim
Chingling
Bronzor
Bronzong
Bonsly
Spiritomb
Magnezone
Porygon Z
Probopass
Rotom
Heatran
Arceus
Roggenrola
Boldore
Gigalith
Trubbish
Garbodor
Vanillite
Vanillish
Vanilluxe
Ferroseed
Ferrothorn
Klink
Klang
Klinklang
Litwick
Lampent
Chandelure
Cryogonal
Golett
Golurk
Pawniard
Bisharp
Genesect
Honedge
Doublade
Aegislash
Swirlix
Slurpuff
Carbink
Klefki
Bergmite
Avalugg
Diancie
Sandugast
Palossand
Minior
Dhelmise
Lunaala
Magearna

Myths & Unclassifiable
Spoiler:
Clefairy
Clefable
Koffing
Weezing
Chansey
Electabuzz
Magmar
Ditto
Porygon
Mew
Cleffa
Togepi
Togetic
Misdreavus
Unown
Porygon 2
Blissey
Celebi
Sableye
Gulpin
Swalot
Milotic
Castform
Duskull
Dusclops
Wynaut
Snorunt
Glalie
Deoxys
Jirachi
Mismagius
Happiny
Abomasnow
Electivire
Magmortar
Togekiss
Porygon Z
Dusknoir
Froslass
Uxie
Mesprit
Azelf
Regigigas
Giratina
Darkrai
Arceus
Sigyliph
Yamask
Co***rigus
Solosis
Duosion
Reuniclus
Elgyem
Beheeyem
Golett
Golurk
Tornadus Incarnate Form
Thundurus Incarnate Form
Landorus Incarnate Form
Flabebé
Floette
Florges
Spritzee
Aromatisse
Trevenant
Gourgeist
Zygarde (any form)
Diancie
Hoopa
Volcanion
Primarina
Crabominable
Comfey
Type: Null
Silvally
Mimikyu
Tapu Koko
Tapu Lele
Tapu Bulu
Tapu Fini
Cosmog
Cosmoem
Solgaleo
Lunaala
Xurkitree
Celesteela
Guzzlord
Necrozma (all its forms)
Stakataka
Blacephalon
Poipole
Naganadel

Humanshape
Spoiler:
Alakazam
Machop
Machoke
Machamp
Hypno
Hitmonlee
Hitmonchan
Mr. Mime
Jynx
Electabuzz
Mewtwo
Mew
Bellossom
Misdreavus
Tyrogue
Hitmontop
Smoochum
Nuzleaf
Shiftry
Ralts
Kirlia
Gardevoir
Hariyama
Mawile
Meditite
Medicham
Roselia
Roserade
Lopunny
Mismagius
Mime Jr.
Lickilicky
Electivire
Magmortar
Gallade
Regigigas
Arceus
Timburr
Gurdurr
Conkeldurr
Throh
Sawk
Lilligant
Gothita
Gothorita
Gothitelle
Meloetta
Aromatisse
Zygarde with Power Construct
Steenee
Tsareena
Marshadow


For those who want a big challenge, there's Fungi Only:
Spoiler:

Paras
Parasect
Shroomish
Breloom
Foongus
Amoonguss
Morelull
Shiinotic


Fishes Only:
Spoiler:
Horsea
Seadra
Goldeen
Seaking
Magikarp
Gyarados
Chinchou
Lanturn
Qwilfish
Remoraid
Mantine
Kingdra
Carvanha
Sharpedo
Barboach
Whiscash
Feebas
Milotic
Huntail
Gorebyss
Relicanth
Luvdisc
Gible
Gabite
Garchomp
Finneon
Lumineon
Mantyke
Baculin
Alomomola
Tynamo
Eelektrik
Eelektross
Stunfisk
Skrelp
Dragalge
Wishiwashi

Amphibians Only:
Spoiler:
Poliwag
Polowhirl
Poliwrath
Politoed
Wooper
Quagsire
Mudkip
Marshtomp
Swampert
Croagunk
Toxicroak
Tympole
Palpitoad
Seismitoad
Froakie
Frogadier
Greninja



End Game Points
(borrowed from Voga's Monotype Challenge, with few changes)

These points are considered the end of the game:
R/B/Y/FR/LG - Defeat Blue/Rival as Champion
G/S/C/HG/SS - Defeat Lance
R/S/E/OR/AS - Defeat Steven (R/S/OR/AS) or Wallace (E)
D/P/Pt - Defeat Cynthia
B/W - Defeat Ghetsis
B2/W2 - Defeat Iris
X/Y - Defeat Diantha
S/M - Defeat Kukui
Hacks - When the credits roll for the first time

Optional End Game Points *Anyone that completes these will get an icon of the game's mascot next to their name in the champion's list, to indicate that they have put more effort into their challenge.
FR/LG - Complete the Sevii Islands side-quests and rematch the Elite Four
G/S/C/HG/SS - Collect the Kanto Badges, rematch the Elite Four, and Defeat Red (Rematching the Elite Four is only HG/SS)
E/OR/AS - Defeat Steven (E), Complete the Delta Episode and rematch the Elite Four (OR/AS)
Pt - Complete the Stark Mountain side-quest and rematch the Elite Four
B/W - Rematch the Elite Four and defeat Alder
B2/W2 - Rematch the Elite Four
X/Y - Finish the Looker Bureau side-quest
S/M - Finish the Ultra Beast side-quest, get to the Battle Tree, and defeat Red/Blue

Signing Up

You can sign either for a Single Challenge, in which you play one game with one class, an Ultimate Challenge, in which you play a game on each region using one class (remakes are allowed, so either Red or FireRed count for Kanto), or the special Darwin Challenge. In the Darwin Challenge, you must play a game in each 7 regions, just like the Ultimate Challenge, but in this one you must use the living being classes from the least evolved to the most evolved. The order is:

Plants & Fungi -> Arthropoda & Other Invertebrates -> Fish & Amphibians -> Reptiles -> Birds -> Mammals -> Humanshape

In both Ultimate and Darwin Challenges, the order of the regions of the games you play doesn't matter.

Use this format to sign up:

Username:
Class:
Game:
Single/Ultimate/Darwin:


This is my sign up:

Username: Piloswine
Class: Reptile
Game: Emerald
Single/Ultimate/Darwin: Single

Challengers:
Spoiler:
Single: volt5 - Inorganic (Black2) King AZ - Mammals (HeartGold), SirYarnsalot - Arthropoda & Other Invertebrates (Y), LRachelR5 - Mammals (HeartGold), BlissyMKW - Inorganic (Platinum), keishajay - Myths/Unclassifiable (Nova Sun)


Ultimate:

Darwin: Kumo Teto (Omega Ruby, ---), KimbosUnova (Platinum, ---)

Champions:
Spoiler:
Single: Disturb Not The Harmony - Plants & Fungi (Red), Disturb Not The Harmony - Arthropoda & Other Invertebrates (Silver), BlissyMKW - Reptiles (Red), Piloswine - Reptiles (Emerald)

Ultimate:

Darwin:


Have fun.

Seen October 7th, 2018
Posted September 9th, 2018
87 posts
4.7 Years
Username: Disturb Not The Harmony
Class: Plants
Game: Red
Single/Ultimate/Darwin: Single

I plan to blitz with Venusaur (Body Slam/Sleep Powder/Gen-1!Razor Leaf), so I hope to report back later today.

Out of curiosity, since you mention cheating in unobtainable Pokemon, can you cheat in Elemental Stones (say, after four badges) if they're otherwise unobtainable before the E4? Gold/Silver has a real issue with this.
Completed Challenges: Zodiac Challenge (Red) | Time Warp Challenge (Blue: Jurassic Jam | Stone Age | Egyptian Era | Medieval Era) | Solo Challenge (Blue: Blastoise | Red: Nidoking | Raticate) | Body Type Challenge: Quadrupedal (Blue) | Anime Style Challenge (Gold) | Randomized Nuzlocke (Blue) | Mono-Pokemon Challenge (Red: Gengar x3) | No Move Left Behind Challenge (Red) | Gender Fairness Challenge (Gold) | Champion Challenge Master (Blue | Gold)

Piloswine

Age 26
Male
Seen December 6th, 2020
Posted December 6th, 2020
196 posts
5.3 Years
Username: Disturb Not The Harmony
Class: Plants
Game: Red
Single/Ultimate/Darwin: Single

I plan to blitz with Venusaur (Body Slam/Sleep Powder/Gen-1!Razor Leaf), so I hope to report back later today.

Out of curiosity, since you mention cheating in unobtainable Pokemon, can you cheat in Elemental Stones (say, after four badges) if they're otherwise unobtainable before the E4? Gold/Silver has a real issue with this.
Yeah, you can do it.
Seen October 7th, 2018
Posted September 9th, 2018
87 posts
4.7 Years
Okay, thanks!

Plant run of Kanto completed with :t003: at L60. It was greatly aided by an interesting design choice in Gen 1 that, for all but the slowest Pokemon, Razor Leaf always crits. Unfortunately, the same design choice also results in Alakazam getting frequent criticals (due to its high speed), so the Champion battle took a few tries.

Signing up for Johto now. I won't be able to get away with a solo this time...

Username: Disturb Not The Harmony
Class: Arthropoda & Other Invertebrates
Game: Silver
Single/Ultimate/Darwin: Single
Completed Challenges: Zodiac Challenge (Red) | Time Warp Challenge (Blue: Jurassic Jam | Stone Age | Egyptian Era | Medieval Era) | Solo Challenge (Blue: Blastoise | Red: Nidoking | Raticate) | Body Type Challenge: Quadrupedal (Blue) | Anime Style Challenge (Gold) | Randomized Nuzlocke (Blue) | Mono-Pokemon Challenge (Red: Gengar x3) | No Move Left Behind Challenge (Red) | Gender Fairness Challenge (Gold) | Champion Challenge Master (Blue | Gold)

Piloswine

Age 26
Male
Seen December 6th, 2020
Posted December 6th, 2020
196 posts
5.3 Years
Okay, thanks!

Plant run of Kanto completed with :t003: at L60. It was greatly aided by an interesting design choice in Gen 1 that, for all but the slowest Pokemon, Razor Leaf always crits. Unfortunately, the same design choice also results in Alakazam getting frequent criticals (due to its high speed), so the Champion battle took a few tries.

Signing up for Johto now. I won't be able to get away with a solo this time...

Username: Disturb Not The Harmony
Class: Arthropoda & Other Invertebrates
Game: Silver
Single/Ultimate/Darwin: Single
Congratulations, you're the first champion of this challenge!



Reptile Run - Emerald

I'm back in Hoenn and I feel good. I chose Treecko to begin my journey with me once again and it's been a good companion like always. It's a good fighter too. It grew fast and protected me through our firs steps. We reached together Rustboro, and defeated Roxanne with relative ease, though I passed tense moments against that Nosepas of hers. At the end Elrond won, and evolved. Now it's a cool Grovyle.
The Devon Corporation gave me a PokéNav for helping the Devon Corp. and now I'm taking a package from them through the sea to another city. But first I should stop by Dewford and give a guy named Steve a letter from the Corp.'s President...

Team


Elrond / Grovyle M / LV 18

Rock Tomb
Bullet Seed
Absorb
Fury Cutter
Seen October 7th, 2018
Posted September 9th, 2018
87 posts
4.7 Years
I'm probably going for the bonus "defeat Red", so not quite finished, but here's my entry through Elite Four. I've never had so much respect for a Parasect. Or a Beedrill.

It turns out I didn't need to hack in a Water Stone after all! In fact, I just got the legitimate Water Stone in Kanto. So much for my initial plans. {XD}

Spoiler:

Started with Cyndaquil as a prop, and used it to grind Needle the
Weedle up to the point of evolution. Needle then took on Sprout
Tower, evolving to Beedrill after some grinding, and emerged at L12.

Falkner's Gym took him up to L13, and he finished Falkner at L14.
Somehow I expected to have much more trouble with a Bug in a
FLYING-type Gym...

I became very glad I'd gone with a Weedle and not a Kakuna when
I ran into a Hiker's Onix. PSN is a very nice status if it's not
happening to you. On the other hand, I did get KOed by
Hiker Anthony because I forgot about Rock Throw.

Slowpoke Well is a breeze, and Needle emerges at L17. He finishes
Bugsy at L19, thanks to setting up with Harden and Focus Energy
on Metapod. I push Needle to L20 for Twineedle, then manage to
clear the Azalea Rival with a bit of luck and a ton of Potions.
I've been blowing pretty much all my money on Potions under
the assumption I'll frequently wipe, so it works out.

I find Mush the Paras in Ilex Forest and designate him as the
Cut-user. He levels quickly, which is good.

Got lucky against Miltank after an attempt or two and scored
three Twineedles in a row. Worth noting that Needle was L25
at this point, so slightly overleveled... Then again, it WAS
against Rolloutank.

I catch Casey the Krabby as backup while Staryu-hunting, then
get the real thing a few tries later. Welcome StarPKMN to the team.

The reason Starmie is important to my long-term plans is, bluntly,
that I have to pass both Wil and Lance. Xatu is highly unpleasant
because it combines STAB Psychic with STAB Flying-type moves, which
get along very poorly with almost all my options. Starmie, however,
resists Psychic and has high defense, so it fends off Xatu
adroitly.

Took advantage of a random swarm to recruit Lucky the Yanma.
Celebrated by buying up the local stock of Awakenings and taking
down Morty. That done, I caught a wave to Cianwood. While there,
I got Cruel Lord the Tentacruel for backup. A bit of grinding
later, Mush evolved, and I was ready to take on Chuck.

...who was surprisingly easy, because his Poliwrath suffered
severe AI difficulties and kept spamming Mind Reader +
Hypnosis against Needle. Huh, maybe the "spam Psychic attacks
regardless of whether they inflict damage" oversight WASN'T
fully removed from Gen II? (It was completely harmless because
I went massively over-the-top with the pre-Morty buying spree.
I used 6 Awakenings on him and 3 on Chuck, leaving me with...
21 Awakenings...)

Alas, the string of good luck ended, as I realized... I didn't
have any Pokemon that could fly. Oops. A short swim later,
I caught FLYBOT the Hoothoot, who will never see combat.

A short medicine trip later, I was ready to take on Jasmine. And...
well, DESPITE the Magnemites, it turns out that a Water-heavy
team does quite well. You just have to get off one Surf per
Pokemon. :P StarPKMN also proved successful with surviving
Steelix's best efforts, and, despite Sunny Day, pulled out a Surf
win.

At the Lake of Rage, I caught RageNative the Venonat, who will
probably never actually see use. Still, it's good to have a spare
not!Butterfree. I also snagged that fabulous HM Serf that can
learn Waterfall, Strength, Whirlpool, AND Surf. It's even shiny!

...not that any team allowed Pokemon that can learn Surf has
ever actually NEEDED a Surf HM-dummy. Who at Nintendo decided
that the player should get a free, infinitely-teachable, widely-
distributed 95-BP Water move at midgame?

That summarizes the Rocket base, Pryce, and the Radio Tower.
Johto's difficulty curve... is weird.

Also, I ended up finishing Clair with a sterling performance by
Mush (I will never underestimate Parasect again) rather than the
INTENDED StarPKMN solo. Maybe I won't have to break out the
GameShark for a Water Stone? That... was very weird.

Continuing on, I wipe out my rival with ease. Spore is... really,
stupidly powerful. It's balanced because Parasect is otherwise
subpar, but... whoo boy.

To my surprise, I clear Wil with only a few Revives and Hyper
Potions. Icy Wind is good, but it turns out that having
Bug attacks helps more than I'd realized.

Also, it turns out that Koga's Pokemon have very low Sp. Def.
Or perhaps Surf + Mystic Water is really just that good.

Bruno is cheesed through Spore and Quick Claw. I'm glad I bought
so many Revives, though...

It turns out Umbreon doesn't spam Sand Attack if it sees death
coming. Needle thus redeemed the honor of Beedrills everywhere,
and the rest of the battle commenced. And ended fairly quickly,
because it turns out that Surf and Spore overpowered.

Two Ethers and one Max Ether later, I was ready for Lance. That...
was messy and took several Revives, but Icy Wind proved faithful.
That and Surf. And Spore. When is a Parasect stronger than a
Gyarados? When the Gyarados is all but hardcoded to use Rain
Dance on the first turn...


My party:
Spoiler:


Mush the L43 Parasect♂
Quick Claw
Spore | Slash | Leech Life

Mush was honestly a dead weight until he evolved, and I thought of ditching him. That would have been a horrific mistake. I have never used Spore in a legitimate, non-randomizer run, and I thought Parasect's speed would render it useless. Instead, it turned out that anything that couldn't KO Mush in one turn was rendered utterly helpless.
The blank move slot is because I deleted Cut right after getting Slash. Turns out Giga Drain only comes in at L55. Oops.


Needle the L38 Beedrill♂
Amulet Coin
Pursuit | Focus Energy | Twineedle | Pin Missile

The surprising breakout star of the run. Yes, most of that was from being overleveled (from trainer EXP alone - not excessive grinding), but I honestly was waiting for the fabled "early game bug falling behind by midgame". That just didn't happen this time - Needle wasn't the strongest, but he was certainly useful. His only problem was lacking something totally broken like Surf or Spore.


StarPKMN the L44 Staryu
Mystic Water (or NeverMeltIce, depending on circumstances)
Surf | Icy Wind | Swift | Light Screen

The planned MVP, who was indeed very valuable but not a complete run-breaker. If I'd evolved it, it likely would have taken that place, but instead... it just proved a reasonably durable Surf-launcher with Icy Wind backup against dragons. (Mush actually was an equally good dragon-killer, even with lower damage-per-turn - Spore gave him much better durability.)


Cruel Lord the L22 Tentacruel♂
Surf | Cut | Constrict | Acid

Included as an honorable mention for serving as a warm body while I hastily revived Pokemon during the Elite Four. No, seriously, that proved surprisingly valuable. And to think he only was in the party because I was too lazy to deposit him...


---------

Red has been defeated.

Let's just say it involved a whole lot of Revives, a whole lot of Hyper Potions, and Spore. Honestly, I would have had to level much higher without it. Despite my initial conviction that Starmie would be the MVP of the run... I now have to give that title to Parasect. Starmie provided the power to actually score KOs in a timely fashion, but Parasect kept enabling my under-prepared, underleveled runs at major foes by swooping in with Quick Claw!Spore and stopping team-OHKOing Pokemon in their tracks. I never expected, when I started, to be able to defeat Red with a team of Bug Pokemon and a Staryu/Starmie riding shotgun. Not only did Parasect enable it, but it enabled it in one day-long dash without stopping to grind, expanding the team beyond three usable Pokemon, or taking any precautions beyond loading up on healing items at the local mart.

Thanks, buddy. I'm never going to underestimate your species again.

~~Mush~~~~Needle~~~StarPKMN~Cruel Lord~~
==L52=======L48======L52=====L22===
* * * ** *
Silver complete!
Completed Challenges: Zodiac Challenge (Red) | Time Warp Challenge (Blue: Jurassic Jam | Stone Age | Egyptian Era | Medieval Era) | Solo Challenge (Blue: Blastoise | Red: Nidoking | Raticate) | Body Type Challenge: Quadrupedal (Blue) | Anime Style Challenge (Gold) | Randomized Nuzlocke (Blue) | Mono-Pokemon Challenge (Red: Gengar x3) | No Move Left Behind Challenge (Red) | Gender Fairness Challenge (Gold) | Champion Challenge Master (Blue | Gold)
Age 26
Male
Woodcliff Lake, NJ
Seen 12 Hours Ago
Posted 12 Hours Ago
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6.8 Years
Username: volt5
Class: inorganic
Game: black 2
Single/Ultimate/Darwin: single
Completed Challenge(s):
Birth Date Challenge
Time Warp Challenge (Sci-Fi) (Black 2)
Reborn! Dying Will Flame Challenge (Lightning/Varia) (Black 2)

Current Challenge(s)
Gender Fairness Challenge (Black 2)

Ongoing Challenges On hold
Game of Throne Challenge (Baratheon) ((Black 2))

Piloswine

Age 26
Male
Seen December 6th, 2020
Posted December 6th, 2020
196 posts
5.3 Years
Username: volt5
Class: inorganic
Game: black 2
Single/Ultimate/Darwin: single
You're in.

Username: BlissyMKW
Class: Reptiles
Game: Red
Single/Ultimate/Darwin: Single
you're in too. You can start posting updtaes whenever you want.
Age 26
Male
Woodcliff Lake, NJ
Seen 12 Hours Ago
Posted 12 Hours Ago
38 posts
6.8 Years
I started the game with Snivy as my starter pokemon and temporary team member. I grinded a bit to raise Snivy up to level 14. Then, I went to the Aspertia Gym to challenge Cheren for the Basic Badge, which I recieved after defeating Cheren. Later, I headed to Virbank City. There, I went to the Virbank Complex and caught Magnemite and Koffing as two of my official team members; I nicknamed Magnemite Tesla and Koffing Pneumonia. After healing my team and depositing Snivy in the PC at the Pokemon Center, I did more level grinding to make my team be at least level 15.

I challenged Roxie for the Toxic Badge, using Tesla for the fight. At the end, Tesla emerged victorious and I got the Toxic Badge. After the battle, I did a brief movie shoot at the Pokestar Studio. Later, I battled some Plasma grunts before heading out to Castelia City to earn the Insect Badge.

Team

Tesla/Magnemite (lv. 17)
Nature: Modest
Thunder Wave/Supersonic/Thunder Shock/Sonic Boom


Pneumonia/Koffing (female) (lv. 16)
Nature: Serious
Poison Gas/Tackle/Venoshock/Assurance

In Storage
Completed Challenge(s):
Birth Date Challenge
Time Warp Challenge (Sci-Fi) (Black 2)
Reborn! Dying Will Flame Challenge (Lightning/Varia) (Black 2)

Current Challenge(s)
Gender Fairness Challenge (Black 2)

Ongoing Challenges On hold
Game of Throne Challenge (Baratheon) ((Black 2))
Age 26
Male
Woodcliff Lake, NJ
Seen 12 Hours Ago
Posted 12 Hours Ago
38 posts
6.8 Years
I arrived at Castelia City, teamed up with my rival in the Castelia Sewers while fighting two Plasma Grunts, and challenged Burgh at the Castelia City gym to earn the Insect Badge. Afterwards, I headed to Nimbasa City for the Bolt Badge. On the way, I encountered and fought Colress for the first time. I grinded for hours and leveled up my team to at least level 35; Tesla evolved into Magneton and Pneumonia evolved into Weezing. I challenged Elesa and earned the Bolt Badge.

Team

Tesla/Magneton (level 36)
Nature: Modest
Thunder Wave/Mirror Shot/Electro Ball/Volt Switch


Pneumonia/Weezing (female) (lv. 35)
Nature: Serious
Poison Gas/Sludge Bomb/Venoshock/Selfdestruct

In Storage
Completed Challenge(s):
Birth Date Challenge
Time Warp Challenge (Sci-Fi) (Black 2)
Reborn! Dying Will Flame Challenge (Lightning/Varia) (Black 2)

Current Challenge(s)
Gender Fairness Challenge (Black 2)

Ongoing Challenges On hold
Game of Throne Challenge (Baratheon) ((Black 2))
Age 26
Male
Woodcliff Lake, NJ
Seen 12 Hours Ago
Posted 12 Hours Ago
38 posts
6.8 Years
Hi, Piloswine. For the challenge, is it okay if I use Azumarill on my team since it is listed in the inorganic class?
Completed Challenge(s):
Birth Date Challenge
Time Warp Challenge (Sci-Fi) (Black 2)
Reborn! Dying Will Flame Challenge (Lightning/Varia) (Black 2)

Current Challenge(s)
Gender Fairness Challenge (Black 2)

Ongoing Challenges On hold
Game of Throne Challenge (Baratheon) ((Black 2))

Piloswine

Age 26
Male
Seen December 6th, 2020
Posted December 6th, 2020
196 posts
5.3 Years
Hi, Piloswine. For the challenge, is it okay if I use Azumarill on my team since it is listed in the inorganic class?
Yes. It's on the Inorganic list because it's based on a beach ball. Sorry for the delay, I'll answer faster next time.

Username: Kumo Teto
Class: Plants and Fungi
Game: Omega Ruby for starters
Single/Ultimate/Darwin: Darwin
So. I may take quite some time in finishing all the games. Is there a time limit?
No, there's no time limit to finish this challenge.

BlissyMKW

Rawr

Age 25
The Shadow Realm
Seen 1 Week Ago
Posted October 25th, 2020
1,126 posts
10.4 Years
So between Persona 5 taking up massive chunks of my gaming time, feeling terrible for the past several days, and not knowing the Lapras you get from Silph Co is only Lv. 15 when you get it in Gen 1 (possibly also combined with the fact that I tend to only update when I actually finish the run outside nuzlockes), I finished the run. Believe it or not, I actually beat the Elite Four first try with an underleveled team thanks to the almighty power of heal spamming and getting two lucky freezes during Lance for more heal spamming. Sounds like a successful run to me.

The Reptile Room (Final)


Bowser Jr. (Blastoise) Lv. 55
Moves: Ice Beam, Bite, Hydro Pump, Surf
So you know how I mentioned Lapras earlier even though I started with Squirtle? Well, it's a funny story. I originally wanted to use both Lapras and Bowser Jr. here for more type coverage because Lapras can learn Psychic and Thunderbolt along with Ice Beam by level up, but by the time I got to Silph Co, I hardly had need for it. Bowser Jr. did straggle a little behind Boa sometimes because I had two Water moves (I had Bubblebeam until Hydro Pump), but when the Elite Four came along, Bowser Jr put in the most work out of my three man squad. Out of all of them, I'd say he's my MVP.


Boa (Arbok) Lv. 53
Moves: Rock Slide, Dig, Mega Drain, Strength
Cue the "wow, you are so unoriginal with nicknames" comments. Anyway, Boa was a chore to raise up at first when it only had Wrap. When he finally got Bite, we were in business and Boa slowly rose up towards being...mildly decent? Rock Slide during lategame was nice for the Gyarados and the Ice types that Bowser Jr. couldn't kill, and since he was the fastest member of the team, he proved to be useful.


First Ever (Rhydon) Lv. 48
Moves: Tail Whip, Earthquake, Submission, Strength
What do I say about this one? The lack of good TMs in Gen 1 combined with the Rhyhorn line's lacking level up moves and extremely low speed made it hard to use this one. I sure spent some time in the Safari Zone trying to catch him because I wanted to use a Rhydon in a run because I'm always denied the use of Golem in recorded lockes because they always die before they evolve. Nuzlockes aside, he was mostly just there.


Now with this run completed, I shall go and plan out which game and which biological class I will tackle next.
Seen June 30th, 2019
Posted April 29th, 2017
2 posts
3.8 Years
Hey, this seems awesome!!! I am definitely trying this out!

Username: King AZ
Class: Mammal
Game: Heartgold
Single/Ultimate/Darwin: Single

I am starting right now!!!
It matters not your skin color, place of birth, gender, sexuality, ethnicity, heritage, or your religion. What matters is what you do with the gift of life that has been given to you. Make a change, and show the world what you can do.

Piloswine

Age 26
Male
Seen December 6th, 2020
Posted December 6th, 2020
196 posts
5.3 Years

Reptile Run - Emerald
Part 2

I went to Dewford to deliver a letter to Steven, but I found out there was a Gym there. I made my way to the leader, but Brawly was too tough. I fell. I decided to heal my wounds training my Grovyle while I crossed a completely dark cave to meet Steven. Colliding with the walls, I made my way to the deepest side of the cave (catching Aron during this walk), and found Steven there. After giving him his letter, I went to Slateport to overlevel (does this word exist?) my Elrond, so it could defeat Brawly's Makuhita. Then I made the poor Mr. Briney take me through the sea again to Dewford. My strategy worked, Elrond defeated Makuhita with its level advantage.
The next step in my travel was going back to Slateport. After giving the goods to Captain Stern, I went north to Muaville City where I fought at another Gym. The battle against the Leader, Wattson, was hard, mainly because all my moves were not effective against his Magneton. I trained my Aron more and challenged him again. Mithril made a good damage, and Elrond's Leaf Blade finished the rest of his team. The sympathetic grandpa gave me the Dynamo Badge.
From Mauville I had three ways to go. I decided to pick the North road and see what I will find.

Team


Elrond / Grovyle M / LV 30

Rock Tomb
Leaf Blade
Absorb
Screech


Mithril / Aron F / LV 22

Metal Claw
Iron Defense
Rollout
Headbutt

BlissyMKW

Rawr

Age 25
The Shadow Realm
Seen 1 Week Ago
Posted October 25th, 2020
1,126 posts
10.4 Years
So, fun fact. Gen 4 is my least favorite generation outside HG/SS, but that's not important right now. We're here to sign up for another helping of biological challenging times.

Username: BlissyMKW
Class: Inorganic
Game: Platinum
Single/Ultimate/Darwin: Single

Unfortunately, due to how Gen 4 can be along with my planned team, I'll have to solo run the first three gyms with Turtwig until I can get the gift Porygon from Veilstone. Looks like it's gonna be another game of "rely on luck to win" until Veilstone. Hopefully, I can at least get Torterra (or close to getting it) by then.

Piloswine

Age 26
Male
Seen December 6th, 2020
Posted December 6th, 2020
196 posts
5.3 Years

Reptile Run - Emerald
Part 3

North from Mauville, I had a lot a of adventure. I defeated Team Magma, impeding them from waking up the volcano. There, I got another member for my team, Sauron the Torkoal. Many routes ahead, near Meteor Falls entrance, I caught a snake, Gollum the Seviper. My team was much better now. Past Meteor Falls, I got back to Rustboro, completing a circle with my wandering. Expecting to find something in the east, I crossed Rusturf Tunnel, opening the blocked way and receiving Strenght as a "thank you" gift from a guy who wanted to meet his girlfriend at the other side. After visiting my friend Wally I headed back to Mauville. I was certain I should go left from there now, but I couldn't use Surf yet to cross the river blocking the way. There was something I missed. I headed back to Mt. Chimney and descended the yet unexplored Jagged Pass. When I got down I saw myself at Lavaridge. Yeah, I had forgotten the small city with naural hot pools.
There was a Gym there. Of course, I had to challenge it before going forward in Hoenn. I took the challenge imediately. Flannery defeated me in the first time, but I had a disadvantage, cause Gollum fainted after battling the trainers in the gym. After losing to her a couple more of times, I defeated her whole team with a five turns strike of Rollout, after just raising Mithril one level. I also evolved Elrond, but his force wasn't used in the battle.
Right after leaving the Gym I received the Go-goggles, so it was time to explore the desert. I defeated all the trainers there and then I had no clue of where to go next.

Team


Elrond / Grovyle M / LV 36 @ Rawst Berry

Rock Tomb
Leaf Blade
Absorb
Screech


Mithril / Aron F / LV 35 @ Silk Scarf

Iron Tail
Iron Defense
Rollout
Take Down


Sauron / Torkoal F / LV 25 @ Pecha Berry

Ember
Fire Spin
Curse
Body Slam


Gollum / Seviper M / LV 24 @ Rawst Berry

Screech
Toxic
Bite
Poison Tail

Kimborelli

Age 27
Male
Stoke, England
Seen September 17th, 2019
Posted June 20th, 2019
204 posts
8 Years
I'm in

Username:KimbosUnova
Class: See main post
Game:LeafGreen/Silver/OmegaRuby/Platinum/White 2/X/Moon (potentially not in that order, Starting with Platinum)
Single/Ultimate/Darwin:DARWIN
ONGOING CHALLENGES
RANDOM POKEMON CHALLENGE-Omega Ruby-4/8
MEGA MONOTYPE- Type 1: Bug 1: Fire Red- 8/8
BINGO Challenge-0/28 Challenges


COMPLETED CHALLENGES
RANDOM POKEMON CHALLENGE-Lets Go Eevee/UltraMoon

Kumo Teto

regular ghost

Male
Seen July 31st, 2018
Posted October 25th, 2017
16 posts
5.4 Years
I only realized I was going up against a fierce massive magma beast with grass types when I was halfway through. Not too bad, though. Found a lot of seedots early on so I traded one for a Lotad and yay, got a Tengu and a french Kappa. The gym leaders were piece of cake, IIRC it was harder in Emerald, My guys suffered a bit from Crobat and Gyarados, but that aside everything went OK. Even if my team was only grass type, they had some moves and second types that helped a lot. Digger Grovyle was a thing. All the HMs too were placed in my team members, and discarded later on. I trained eight pokemon, Tropius and Cacturne not featured, they all got around the same level and I don't remember grinding, but to get Spore. In the end Primal Groudon wasn't a problem at all, however, he took out my Ludicolo because of reasons (I was unaware of his ability). The elife tour was pretty smooth and I gladly made a satisfying battle against Steven, using a matching pokemon in style to defeat each of his. So I'm going for Delta Episode now.

PHYTOTEAM

Poi [Sceptile] Lv 60
Leaf Blade x Dragon Claw x X-Scissor x Dig

Nikita [Breloom] Lv 60
Drain Punch x Seed Bomb x Spore x Dynamic Punch

Bloom [Bellossom] Lv 59
Sunny Day x Solar Beam x Toxic x Moonlight

Mamoru [Roserade] Lv 59
Petal Dance x Toxic Spikes x Shadow Ball x Aromatherapy

Saika [Shiftry] Lv 64
Leaf Storm x Foul Play x Extrasensory x Hurricane

Ludicolo [Ludicolo] Lv 71
Grass Knot x Surf x Ice Beam x Water Sport

Thank you guys.

Piloswine

Age 26
Male
Seen December 6th, 2020
Posted December 6th, 2020
196 posts
5.3 Years

Reptile Run - Emerald
Part 4

Well, I had 4 badges and no idea on where to go now. Then I remembered I had a father and ran back to Petalburg, because he said to me that after I had four badges he would battle me, though I had forgotten this. The battle was tough, but I won in the end, with a bit of luck and a pack of strength. I went to Mawille then, where the granpa asked me to do a favor to him at New Mawille. After defeating daddy I received the HM 03 Surf, and caught a Marill to use it. Because of this I was able to surf at the south of Mawille and get to new Mawille (not without stopping by a little island and reading a sign saying “Team Aqua was Here”, that was covered by another message: “Team Magma Rules”. Ah, I have to say, I didn't remember Surf music was so wonderful. It makes you feel you're going into a wonderful adventure.
New Mawille had a complicated security system where you had to step on buttons on the floor that opened and closed doors, making you get stuck there with no way back, letting you without option but keep going. It was also packed up with annoying Voltorbs and Magnemites that jumped at you from everywhere. Well, I turned off the defective generator as I promised to Wattson, and went back to Mawille and from there to the east. Crossed the water body and arrived at the other side of Hoenn.
Ther next part was wilder, with a lot of water and green. There were narrow bridges that I had to cross with my bike, grass patches that were taller than me, a city at the top of trees, and a savage weather, with lots of rain. I caught a Kecleon, a Pokémon that changes its type depending on the attacks it received.
Winona was easy, and I've got my next badge. On the way to the next city, I saw that bandits of Team Aqua talking about doing something evil at Mt. Pyre. I might have a look on what they'll do there.

Team


Elrond / Sceptile M / LV 39 @ Rawst

Facade
Leaf Blade
Absorb
Screech


Mithril / Aron F / LV 38 @ Silk Scarf

Iron Tail
Protect
Rollout
Take Down


Sauron / Torkoal F / LV 38 @ Pecha Berry

Flamethrower
Fire Spin
Protect
Body Slam


Gollum / Seviper M / LV 24 @ Rawst Berry

Screech
Toxic
Crunch
Poison Tail


Merry / Kecleon M / LV 30 @

Faint Attack
Fury Swipes
Psybeam
Screech

Kimborelli

Age 27
Male
Stoke, England
Seen September 17th, 2019
Posted June 20th, 2019
204 posts
8 Years
Think there's been some confusion., my Darwin is starting in Platinum, and I'll randomly pick next generations.

KIMBO'S DARWIN CHALLENGE
PLANTS IN PLATINUM-PART 1

Spoiler:

-Started a new game, with my Rival Roy!
- Did early game stuff, picked Turtwig
- Got to Sandgem. Named my Turtwig Bonsai.
-Ran home, ran back, started making my way to Jubilife.
-Met Looker, headed just North of Jubilife, caught Stynstylae the Budew.
- Got town map & Poketch.
- Defeated Roy using Bonsai's Tackle on Starly & Chimchar.
- Got to Orebourgh.
- Took on the gym.
- Defeated Roark using Bonsai's Razor Leaf on Geodude, Onix & Cranidos.


TEAM
Spoiler:


Bonsai the Turtwig @ No Item
Level 15/ Male/Brave/Overgrow
Razor Leaf/Tackle/Withdraw/Absorb


Stynstylae the Budew @ No Item
Level 14/ Male/Impish/Natural Cure
Mega Drain/Stun Spore/Growth/Water Sport

ONGOING CHALLENGES
RANDOM POKEMON CHALLENGE-Omega Ruby-4/8
MEGA MONOTYPE- Type 1: Bug 1: Fire Red- 8/8
BINGO Challenge-0/28 Challenges


COMPLETED CHALLENGES
RANDOM POKEMON CHALLENGE-Lets Go Eevee/UltraMoon