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The Monotype Challenge

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Lunarly

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    Update #5

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    This will be my final update before the Elite Four. Whoo! I just got my eighth badge and am on my way to the Pokemon League. My team is:

    The Monotype Challenge
    Lv: 44

    Dig
    Blizzard
    Powder Snow
    Take Down

    The Monotype Challenge
    Lv: 44

    Flamethrower
    Earthquake
    Ember
    Magnitude

    The Monotype Challenge
    Lv: 44

    Rock Blast
    Rollout
    Magnitude
    Strength

    The Monotype Challenge
    Lv: 45

    Secret Power
    Muddy Water
    Mud-Slap
    Surf

    The Monotype Challenge
    Lv: 46

    Double Kick
    Thunderbolt
    Sludge Bomb
    Earthquake

    The Monotype Challenge
    Lv: 46

    Crunch
    Solarbeam
    Dragon Claw
    Fly

    It took some trial and error to find pokemon with TM moves that could stand up to water for all the surfing in this game, but Nidoqueen and Flygon are the best. Juan's Kingdra threw me until I remembered I had an ice-type in Piloswine. I think, with some grinding, I'm ready for the Elite Four.
     

    Polizard

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  • Sinnoh Update 3 (Platinum)



    Got defeated by Gardenia
    Level grinded until Prinplup evolved into Empoleon,
    Defeated Gardenia and fought the Galactic Grunts in the Tower.
    Got the bike and the Explorer Kit
    Made my way down Route 206 and to Hearthome City
    Went to the contest hall talked to Fantina and then defeated her and Buizel evolved into Floatzel.
    Fought Barry and got the Good Rod
    Went to Mt. Coronet and caught a Barboach
    Went back to Route 218 and caught Finneon
    Got back to where I got the Good Rod and saved the game.


    Team
    Empoleon Lv 38
    The Monotype Challenge

    Aqua Jet
    Peck
    Brine
    Metal Claw


    Floatzel Lv 34
    The Monotype Challenge

    Crunch
    Swift
    Aqua Jet
    Water Gun



    Barboach Lv18
    The Monotype Challenge

    Mud Sport
    Water Sport
    Water Gun
    Mud Bomb


    Finneon Lv15
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    Pound
    Water Gun
    Attract
    Rain Dance
     
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  • Forum User Name: Drackos_Flare
    Pokémon Type: Rock
    Challenge Mode: Single
    Game: Emerald

    This is my first time doing a challenge like this, I'm a bit nervous about how I'll handle things like Team Aqua. I think Aron is the first and only Rock type before the 2nd Gym?
     
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    Here we go... I defeated the Elite Four! It took me three tries and a ton of grinding after the second attempt, but I finally did it. Water types are really rough for a ground run. Nidoqueen and Flygon were my go-to pokemon for this run, and I have literally never used Nidoqueen before. It really gave me a whole new appreciation for how awesome she is. Anyway, the final team ended up being:

    The Monotype Challenge

    Lv: 58
    Dig
    Blizzard
    Rock Tomb
    Take Down

    The Monotype Challenge

    Lv: 60
    Psychic
    Shadow Ball
    Hyper Beam
    Earthquake

    The Monotype Challenge

    Lv: 60
    Flamethrower
    Earthquake
    Eruption
    Fissure

    The Monotype Challenge

    Lv: 61
    Secret Power
    Ice Beam
    Earthquake
    Surf

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    Lv: 62
    Crunch
    Solarbeam
    Dragon Claw
    Fly

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    Lv: 63
    Brick Break
    Thunderbolt
    Sludge Bomb
    Earthquake​

    I swapped Graveler for Claydol when I saw the Champion used all water-types. Graveler really wasn't going to be much use for this Elite Four really, so Claydol was the better choice. On a side note, Swampert is a serious tank.

    This was actually really fun. I think I'm going to do a Dark run of Soul Silver this time so I can use my all-time favorite, Houndoom.
     

    SonicZ16

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  • Sounds fun, Let's do this!

    Forum User Name: SonicZ16
    Pokémon Type: Electric
    Challenge Mode: Single
    Game: Emerald

    Prepare yourself Hoenn, and all of your water...
     

    jombii

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  • Ultimate Monotype Update
    Dual Game
    Regions Done: Kanto, Johto, Hoenn, Sinnoh, Kalos
    Current Games: Black 2 (Unova)

    Black 2 Update
    Badges: 6/8

    1. Went east of Nimbasa into Driftveil
    2. Defeated Clay. It was easy because grass>ground
    3. Trained in the Relic Passage.
    4. Got the Serene Grace Deerling.
    5. Passed through Chargestone Cave and captured a Ferroseed.
    6. Iron Barbs Ferroseed helped a lot in my battle with Skyla, earning me the Jet Badge.
    7. Flew to Lentimas Town and went all the way to Opelucid. (while grinding of course)
    8. Since no legendaries allowed, defeated Virizion.
    9. Saved inside the Opelucid Gym.

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    DementedMonkey

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  • First update for my Ultimate Monotype Challenge:

    Johto/HeartGold:

    1. Picked Cyndaquil for cut HM Slave
    2. Powered Through The first areas
    3. Got to Azalea and realised i was going to have to gen a dark type in
    4. Genned in a Tyranitar
    5. Beat The Bug Gym

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    Salazar (Tyranitar)
    Level: 22
    Bite/Headbutt/leer/Rock Slide
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    Quilava
    Level: 22
    Cut/Tackle/Ember/Flame Wheel
     

    SonicZ16

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  • ...And it's done!

    The Monotype Challenge


    Oh boy, where do I start... First of all, this certainly was not as easy as you'd think it'd be. It sounds odd, but the WATER-type using champion gave me a run for my money!

    Obviously, Ground-types were a nightmare. It's a shame they kinda' stopped showing up after I got Lanturn. Except Flygon and Whiscash, Which water moves don't exactly take care of...

    And today I learned that X Sp.Def wasn't a thing until Gen. 4! Goodness almighty, would that have helped...

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    DementedMonkey

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  • Second update for my Ultimate Monotype Challenge:

    Johto/HeartGold:

    1. Powered Through the Johto region and six badges i didnt have
    2. Went into the elite four with a team of Umbreon, Pupitar and Murkrow
    3. Before i started the Kanto i grinded out the bug contest for the dusk stone then evolved Murkrow
    4. Immedietly powered through Kanto's eight gyms whilst picking up a seedot and a houndour
    5. Caught Sneasel at MT Silver and then trained all my pokes to the 80-90 range

    I will be heading to Red now and then once im done will be moving onto Emerald.

    Team:
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    Ace (Umbreon) lvl 87
    The Monotype Challenge
    Salazar (Tyranitar) lvl 91
    The Monotype Challenge
    Logan (Honchkrow) lvl 89
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    Styx (Houndoom) lvl
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    Sneaky (Weavile) lvl 87
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    Jiraiya (Shiftry) lvl 88
     
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  • Well, that went faster than I thought.

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    Lunarly

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    Update #6

    Badges:
    The Monotype Challenge
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  • Since I plan on being an active challenger again, I noticed that my achievements are not up to date.

    My completed posts for three monotypes that have not been classed as completed are here:
    Poison
    Dragon
    Water

    Furthermore, a sign up to try and complete all types on LG and Emerald...
    Forum User Name: Ragnar Lothbrok
    Pokémon Type: Fighting
    Challenge Mode: Single x2
    Game(s): LeafGreen, Emerald
     

    jombii

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  • Ultimate Monotype Update Grass
    Regions Done: Kanto, Johto, Hoenn, Sinnoh, Unova, Kalos
    Current Games: n/a

    Black 2 Update
    Badges: 8/8 DONE I'M DONE WITH THE ULTIMATE MONOTYPE!

    1. Defeated Drayden using Dragon Pulse Serperior.
    2. Did the whole length of the remaining storyline.
    3. Defeated Marlon in Humilao. Grass > Water.
    4. Defeated Team Plasma in all the places. Frigate, Chasm, etc.
    5. Went to victory Road. Did a lot of grinding.
    6. Hugh was hard as Embord OHKO most of my team with Flamethrower.
    7. Shauntal was hard because of Fire Blast Chandelure. Managed to almost wipe me. Good thing she ran out of PP. 5/6 died with Ferrothorn at the yellow.
    8. Grimsley was much easier. Attract + Leech Seed + Poison Powder Whimsicott took care of Liepard and Scrafty. Bisharp and Krookodile was done by Sawsbuck. 1/6 died, Ferrothorn.
    9. Caitlin was also hard as I have nothing against Sigilyph. I had to resort to Coil + Slam + healing spam for Serperior. Whimsicott and Simisage are the only ones dead.
    10. Marshall was both sides of the spectrum. Throh and Mienshao are OHKOes but Conkeldurr OHKO Simisage and Ferrothorn. Sawk managed to kill Whimsicott, but not before I planted a Leech Seed on it, breaking the Sturdy. Sawsbuck managed to Horn Leech it to death after surviving a Brick Break. 3/6 dead.
    11. Tried stalling with Whimsicott but one crit from Flamethrower Hydreigon ended my stall. Dragon Pulse finished Hydreigon and Druddigon though. Lapras was two Leaf Blades from Leavanny. Good thing Sing missed. I sent out my Ferrothron against Archeops as she was the only bulky one on my team. Iron Head plus residual damage killed Archaeops in one turn. Sent out Sawsbuck against Aggron, hoping to get a KO with Jump Kick. He managed to set up with Autotomize but two Jump Kicks made quick work of him. Brought back Ferrothorn for Haxorus. Used self-destruct but Haxorus survived and managed to setup using DD. Sent out Leavanny but it can't sponge any hit lol. Sent out Simisage as fodder for Reviving Ferrothorn. Self-destruct again and that ends my ultimate monotype!

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    Also, here's my analysis on the grass-type for monotype runs. Please read and comment if you want me to add more details etc. :)

    https://jomariburog.blogspot.com/2016/07/monotype-chronicles-grass.html

    Onwards to the next challenge!

    Forum User Name: Varys
    Pokémon Type: Flying
    Challenge Mode: Ultimate
    Game: LG, HG, OR, Pt, B2, Y
     
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    Forum User Name: Thugs Leader
    Pokémon Type: Rock
    Challenge Mode: Starting off with single, may be going on with ultimate if this goes well
    Game(s): Yellow (3ds version)
     

    Lunarly

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    Badges:
    The Monotype Challenge
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    The Monotype Challenge
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    noa

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  • Forum User Name: Noa
    Pokémon Type: Bug
    Challenge Mode: Single
    Game(s): Leaf Green

    Let's do this :)
     
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