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Teebird
8th October 2008, 3:54 AM
Welcome all to the D/P Monotype Challenge V.1. there was one for R/S/E and FR/LG, so i figured i should start one up for the 4th gen.

The aim of the monotype challenge is for you to try and complete the game using only one type. More detail is provided in the rules.

Rules

1. The pokemon may be double-typed, e.g. Butterfree would be acceptable on both a flying team and a bug team.

2. All the pokemon must be based around one type. Here's an example of a water type team:

empoleon
floatzel
octillery
gastrodon
quagsire
gyarados

3. No ubers. This was changed from legends because it just makes a bit more sense. A list of ubers can be found here
http://www.smogon.com/dp/tiers/uber


4. Your challenge ends, either when you arrive in the battle area, or when you defeat/capture heatran, although you are allowed to go further.

5. You may not have two of the same pokemon or two in the same evolution line (e.g buizel+floatzel)

6. If you pick a starter that is not of your type, then it may not be used after you have obtained one pokemon of your chosen type.

7. The pokemon may learn moves through TMs, but you are not allowed to use two of the same TM (e.g. teaching two pokemon solarbeam) or use a HM twice.

8. You may have pokemon of another type in your team, but only as HM slaves, NOT to be used in battle.

9. Post only on this thread to either state which type you are doing, your current progress or to ask for suggestions on which pokemon to use.

10. Have fun!!!


Please PM me any suggestions on how I could improve.

I shall be partisipating in a water monotype.

so far i have two badges and have cleared galactic out of eterna, not much of an update but i had already started my challenge before i made this thread.

my team at the moment stands as


cyclone(prinplup) male lv.29 (shiny)

fury attack
peck
bubble beam
metal claw

i am about to capture three more members for my team when i get through cycling road.

Jack Pheonix
8th October 2008, 4:34 AM
I am Here to accept the Title of Ground Master. I assume this is like the Scramble Challenge as in people assing you things. I can trade with everything... so let it begin. And Holy Lucario take a Lumminion

Teebird
8th October 2008, 4:55 AM
actually you pick your own team.
but i suppose if you wanted someone to assign you your team you could.
my team for my current mono will look like this

empoleon
mantine
floatzel
golduck
octillery
quagsire

Jack Pheonix
8th October 2008, 5:01 AM
Oh i see. Well sorry about that then. I will post my team in a bit.

Bidoofawarness
8th October 2008, 4:15 PM
Mine will be a dark team...
Umbreon
Tyranitar
Sharpedo
Shiftry
Honchkrow
Weavile

griffins_guardian
8th October 2008, 4:17 PM
I may do this after I beat Scramble, but I always find the Pokémon in D/P rather limited. What if there are less than 6 Pokémon of your chosen type?

Edit: also, maybe you should change the rule about not being allowed to have legends into not being allowed to have Ubers. Garchomp and Gyarados are both much stronger than Uxie and Mesprit, just to give an example.

kirkeastment
8th October 2008, 4:26 PM
I'll take part in this.

I'll run a bug type challenge, but i'll need some suggestions.

I've already decided that i'm gonna run these pokemon;

Yanmega
Parasect
Araidos
Armaldo
Scizor (suggested by Bidoofawarness)
Masquerain

QUERY Are egg moves allowed to be bred onto pokemon, that you are going to run your monotype challenge with or are you stuck with whatever moves your pokemon naturally learns.

Bidoofawarness
8th October 2008, 4:36 PM
I'll take part in this.

I'll run a bug type challenge, but i'll need some suggestions.

I've already decided that i'm gonna run these pokemon;

Yanma
Paras

So i need 4 more pokemon, as soon as i have the suggestions i'll get to breeding them and i'll start as soon as possible, on my Pearl cart.

QUERY Are egg moves allowed to be bred onto pokemon, that you are going to run your monotype challenge with or are you stuck with whatever moves your pokemon naturally learns.
Scyther then evolve to Scizor,
Heracross,
Forrestress,
Pinsir,
Anoirth?

WynautQueen
8th October 2008, 4:41 PM
Well, this is interesting. I was just contemplating getting myself a copy of Diamond today so that I can do things exactly like this. D/P has so many options though, so I'll have to think. But I'm contemplating steel, water, fighting or fire, since that means I can start with Piplup or Chimchar, since I started my Pearl game with Turtwig.

Electric wouldn't be too bad either since I can start off with Shinx and Pachirisu.

Oh, I agree with Griffins Guardian. I think that some of the "normal" Pokemon are so powerful that excluding a few of the legends might be a little pointless, at least the Lake Trio. Also, are we counting Rotom as a legend?

kirkeastment
8th October 2008, 9:06 PM
Ok my first update, bear in mind these were bred on my platinum game.

I've now got all 6 of my pokemon ready and have just started to train them, they are all level 1 and male(to use later for breeding on another game), and movesets and natures are as follows.

Spinkarak - Brave - Poison Sting / String Shot / Poison Jab / Psychic
Paras - Lonely - Scratch / False Swipe / X-Scissor
Yanma - Rash - Tackle / Foresight / Double Team
Scyther - Lax - Vacuum Wave / Quick Attack / Leer
Surskit - Naive - Bubble
Anorith - Timid - Scratch / Harden

jorisw
8th October 2008, 9:47 PM
I'm going to do a normal type scramble challenge and this is my team:
snorlax
staraptor
porygon-z
togekiss
tauros
miltank

jorisw
8th October 2008, 9:48 PM
I'm going to do a normal type scramble challenge and this is my team:
snorlax
staraptor
porygon-z
togekiss
tauros
miltank

Teebird
8th October 2008, 10:28 PM
rotom is not counted as legend.
for the time being, i'll keep no legends but might change that to ubers later on.
part of the reasoning is that i dont what all are ubers aside from garchomp and gyarados, so could somebody possibly give me a list of ubers?
and yes you can breed egg moves to your pokemon

i'll update in an hour or so.

Volteon
8th October 2008, 10:32 PM
Helping out, list of Ubers:
http://www.smogon.com/dp/tiers/uber

CaptainCombusken
8th October 2008, 10:39 PM
Like with the scramble challenge, I MAY do this if I get a new game. It'll be a fire based one if I do. sorry if you think i'm wasting your time here.

Teebird
8th October 2008, 10:49 PM
you dont have to have a full team if you cant get one with the type of your chossing, however i suggest you have atleast four, for example a fire type would consist of infernape and rapidash without trade. you could do this but i would suggest doin something a bit easier if you cant trade first. hope that makes sense, it did in my mind but after i typed it, it seemed a bit jumbled, lol

kirkeastment
9th October 2008, 12:21 AM
Well my last update for today, my team is coming along nicely, i'll just post levels for the time being.

Spinkarak - Level 10
Paras - Level 8
Yanma - Level 6
Scyther - Level 11
Surskit - Level 6
Anorith - Level 5

Spinarak and Scyther are easy to train, only problem is the main powerhouse of my team Yanma, is quite the pain to raise, and of course my backup powerhouse Anorith, well theres a damned slow pokemon to gain experience with.

Tomorrow my aim will be to get all my team to at least levels 15-20, and hopefully have the first gym badge under my belt.

firelovindocker
9th October 2008, 8:00 AM
yes ill do that from the start of dp it'll be hard to do it with anyother type but water or grass or normal in DP. I've started the challenge mine are
piplup but im planin
empolean
floatzel
gastradon
gyrados
vaporeanbibarel HM slave
this is platnum

griffins_guardian
9th October 2008, 8:52 PM
I'm not yet sure if I'm going to do this (and if the legends-rule doesn't get changed my team won't make a whole lot of sense) but if I am, I'm going to go with Psychic.

Mesprit/Uxie/Azelf
Medicham
Bronzong
Kadabra (Zam?)
Girafarig
Chimecho

kirkeastment
9th October 2008, 11:38 PM
2nd Day Update

Ok well i haven't taken on the first gym yet, as i've decided that i want my entire team to be level 20 before i start that.

Current Team:

Scyther - Level 18 - Vacuum Wave / Quick Attack / Pursuit / False Swipe
Spinarak - Level 17 - Poison Jab / Psychic / Poison Sting / Night Shade
Paras - Level 16 - X-Scissor / Scratch / False Swipe / Stun Spore
Surskit - Level 16 - Bubble / Quick Attack / Sweet Scent
Yanma - Level 15 - Quick Attack / Tackle / Double Team / SonicBoom
Anorith - Level 15 - Scratch / Harden / Mud Sport / Water Gun

Bidoofawarness
11th October 2008, 6:50 PM
Ok here is my first update for my Dark team...
(Name-Lvl)
Larvitar-7;246;
Eevee-7;133;
Seedot-7;273;
Sneasel-7;215;
Murkrow-8;198;
Carvanha-8;318;

I'm currently Still training in Sangem town untill all my Pokemon are lvl 10.

kirkeastment
11th October 2008, 9:51 PM
4th Day Update

Well i finally beat the first gym, kicked *** with my Scyther and its Vacuum Wave attack.

I'm already through Floarama, and am currently staying in Eterna Forest until all my pokemon reach at least level 30.

Current Team Stats

Scyther - Level 26 - Vacuum Wave / Quick Attack / Pursuit / False Swipe
Spinarak - Level 21 - Poison Jab / Psychic / Poison Sting / Night Shade
Paras - Level 20 - X-Scissor / Spore / False Swipe / Stun Spore
Surskit - Level 23 - Bubble / Quick Attack / Sweet Scent / Water Sport - Waiting until level 25 to get bubblebeam before evolving.
Yanma - Level 22 - Quick Attack / Tackle / Double Team / SonicBoom
Anorith - Level 23 - Scratch / Harden / Mud Sport / Water Gun

Rokroad
12th October 2008, 12:21 PM
Im thinking about a watermonoteam

Marhstomp
Politoed
Octillery
Empoleon
Bibarel
Psyduck

Bidoofawarness
12th October 2008, 4:09 PM
Im thinking about a watermonoteam

Marhstomp
Politoed
Octillery
Empoleon
Bibarel
Psyduck
I would Replace one of them for Ludicolo then you would get a Water and grass Poke

Sir Marly
12th October 2008, 5:07 PM
I'll do one of these :o
Pearl Electric Team:
Pikachu
Pachirisu
Luxray
Rotom
Jolteon
Electabuzz

Jack Pheonix
12th October 2008, 7:12 PM
Finally updateing my Ground Team

Marowak
Camerupt
Gabite
Donphan
Hippopowdon
Rhyhorn

Mrpuc
31st October 2008, 6:54 PM
how about just fire;
blaziken
Infernape
charizard
typhlosion
heatran

Mrpuc
31st October 2008, 6:55 PM
jack why rhydon and not rhyperior?

Lucario_Dragon
1st November 2008, 2:13 PM
can i make a fighting team:
gallade
lucario
infernape
toxicroak
breloom
heracross (dont like him but what else?)

Hail to the Chief
2nd November 2008, 8:10 PM
Lucario Dragon, I've always rather liked Heracross. I think once you get to using him, you'll start to like him.

I'm considering making an Ice type team. Maybe something like this:
Weavile
Froslass
Walrein
Glaceon
Articuno
Mamoswine

Dragon Chimchar
2nd November 2008, 8:15 PM
ill do a fighting one i supose

Machamp
Primape
Hitmonchan
Hitmontop
Lucario
Medicham

Dartsa
2nd November 2008, 8:24 PM
After I finish my Ground mono in Emerald, Ill consider taking up a flying mono.

Gyarados
Strapator
Honckrow
Any more? Can't think of many off the top of my head.

Fallen Monk Zanba
2nd November 2008, 9:55 PM
I may be getting Diamond soon and would like to try this.

Since I thought we would have others choose our types, I would like it if someone could suggest a type for me. If someone else could agree with the suggested type, that would be great.

Lucario_Dragon
2nd November 2008, 10:08 PM
id suggest steel but i think that would be very hard.

Fallen Monk Zanba
2nd November 2008, 10:14 PM
Hm... I like it. I think Steel is what I should try. Naturally, this means Piplup will be my starter. Thank you for the suggestion.

Handy?
6th November 2008, 7:14 PM
*Sigh* This is the game I would like to restart and Mono the most, but alas, all my level 100s are in my game... I will not restart, but I may comment on this thread from time to time.

Rokroad
6th November 2008, 7:38 PM
After I finish my Ground mono in Emerald, Ill consider taking up a flying mono.

Gyarados
Strapator
Honckrow
Any more? Can't think of many off the top of my head.

Can you trade ? . then take charizard.
If u cant, take Pelipper then ?

sora247
6th November 2008, 8:34 PM
i think i'll take a grass one. my planned team will look a little like this:

abomasnow
torterra
roserade
carnivine
cherrim(if i get lucky)
bibarel for slave
starly for slave

i'll edit this post later with my progress.

Handy?
6th November 2008, 9:14 PM
Can you trade ? . then take charizard.
If u cant, take Pelipper then ?
Crobat too, as well as Vespiqueen or Drifloon.

silverfang09
7th November 2008, 7:57 AM
I think I'll restart my Diamond and try this out. I would most likely do Fire.

silverfang09
7th November 2008, 8:01 AM
Can you trade ? . then take charizard.
If u cant, take Pelipper then ?

How about a Skarmory or Altaria? They might work good

Fallen Monk Zanba
7th November 2008, 8:02 AM
Hm... I like it. I think Steel is what I should try. Naturally, this means Piplup will be my starter. Thank you for the suggestion.

I just recently caught four shiny Magnemites (three with excellent natures, one with a neutral one), so atleast one shall certainly go on my team.

I plan to soon pick up a copy of Diamond so as I may begin my monotype adventure.

sora247
8th November 2008, 11:27 AM
come on guys we gots to keep this alive!!! just small update, got turtwig, trained to level 10 and reached jubilife.
my team:
turtwig(tinytwig)lv10

kev40293
14th November 2008, 12:21 AM
i will use the water type

crobatman
14th November 2008, 4:35 PM
I totally tried to post this thread before, but that is ok.

Question: can we use alternate evolutions on a team? For example, on an Ice team can we use both Froslass and Glalie?

I have done fighting, normal, water, and grass challenges before. This time I will use Poison and name myself Koga.
team:
Crobat
Skuntank
Roserade
Toxikroak
Drapion
Tentacruel
I won't have to do trades that way.

Dartsa
14th November 2008, 4:59 PM
No Gengar?
Anyway, good luck on that. I'll get started on my flying monotype soon.

crobatman
14th November 2008, 6:52 PM
Oh, I will use Gengar. I don't see a reason why we can't substitute our pokemon. I might just use all poison types until I figure out the best all poison team!

Dartsa
16th November 2008, 12:46 PM
Flying team
Strapator
Gyarados
Crobat
Vespiqueen
Driftblim
Honckrow

crobatman
17th November 2008, 4:03 PM
I just started my game over. I now have a zubat and a budew.
I want to use a special crobat because I never used it that way before. So, what would be the best nature for it?

Rhys 1456
17th November 2008, 6:01 PM
Im gonna do a ground challenge
Garchomp
Torterra
Swampert
Mamoswine
Gliscor
Rhyperior
Any other suggestions welcome

chubb-o-wub
18th November 2008, 2:12 AM
How do you get non-NatDex Pokemon in Sinnoh onto D/P without the NatDex? Trading the Eggs?

crobatman
18th November 2008, 5:18 AM
How do you get non-NatDex Pokemon in Sinnoh onto D/P without the NatDex? Trading the Eggs?

Just trade pokemon from one game to the other. Maybe I do not get the question.

Anyway, I am at the second gym!!!
My team is
Dustox Lv 14
Gastly Lv 15
Zubat Lv 18
Roselia Lv 18

TurtwigFan1
9th January 2009, 9:15 PM
I'm going to do a Grass-type challenge.

My team will be this:

Turtwig (I know, it seems strange but I'm not going to evolve it!)
Roserade
Leafeon
Venusaur
Meganium
Sceptile

or if my Wi-Fi doesn't work

Turtwig
Roserade
Cherrim
Wormadam (Grass Cloak)
Carnivine
Abomasnow

I'll update when I find out about my Wi-Fi.

AphasiaDyslexia
10th January 2009, 8:28 AM
I already was playing through with a monotype and wondered if there was a thread. xD

Currently at the point where you face Cyrus on Mt. Coronet.

I have made no trades or imports as of yet.

Changes to be made when certain areas, [the upper right corner for swarms] and pal park are available. However, as of now this is what I'm using;

Lucario 38
Empoleon 40
Bastiodon 38
Bronzong 38
Steelix 39
Mawile 37

Eventually I'd like to get Metagross, Skarmory, Aggron, Magnezone and Scizor.
Obviously not all of them will fit so some playing around will be necessary.
Any ideas are more than welcome. :D

On that note, I've a Galatic grunt to pummel.

guizaum
21st January 2009, 9:17 PM
I started a Water Monotype today so i might update.

Picked Piplup(O rly?)and caught a Bidoof.He has Hidden Power Ground so that might be alright until i evolve him to Bibarel.Training for Roark now.

EDIT:Got Bidoof and Piplup to lvl 13,and challenged Roark.Piplup pwned Geodude and Onix.Bidoof died against Cranidos and Piplup owned him.Now using the "Reset clock to one minute before midnight" trick to change the battles in Jubilife's TV station.Hopefully i'll run into the guy with the Pachirisu.

EDITED TEAM

;399; Bidoof lvl 14

-HP Ground
-Tackle
-Rollout
-Defense Curl

;393; Piplup lvl 15

-Bubble
-Peck
-Pound
-Growl

TurtwigFan1
23rd January 2009, 10:00 PM
I'm going to be doing a Bug-type challenge. Here's a little backstory and I'll update periodically.

Kricketune
Mothim
Wormadam
Beautifly
Dustox
Vespiquen
(Can't trade)

Dawn and her friend Pearl went to Lake Verity and soon enough she aqcuired a Chimchar, named Blaze. She eventually began a quest to collect Gym Badges and see all the Pokémon of Sinnoh. She was wandering along Route 202 when she caught a Kricketot, nicknamed Kricketee. She became obsessed with Bug-type Pokémon and decided to train only them.

renoum
23rd January 2009, 11:17 PM
I shall be doing a steel type challenge.
My future team shall be:
-Empoleon
-Scizor
-Metagross
-Magnezone
-Skarmory
-Lucario

Nerofrost
24th January 2009, 12:48 AM
I'm gonna try this challenge with a Flying type team:

[LIST]
Gyarados
Gliscor
Skarmory
Drifblim

I think putting Gliscor in there can help with the team's Electric weakness. Skarmory covers Gliscor's Ice weakness and can take Ghost and Dark attacks than may harm Drifblim. I need help for the two remaining spots for my team, I really don't know who to take. Suggestions anyone?

renoum
24th January 2009, 1:25 AM
Nerofrost, maybe a salamence if you can get one.

Nerofrost
24th January 2009, 5:47 PM
Hmmm...I like Salamence. I don't like the x4 Ice weakness it shares with Gliscor in this team though. But thanks for the suggestion, I'll see if I can somehow fit Mence somewhere in here.

How about Honchkrow? I've always liked it, but I don't know how it can fit in this team to cover others weakness'.

Nerofrost
25th January 2009, 12:24 AM
I'm gonna try this challenge with a Flying type team:

Gyarados
Gliscor
Skarmory
Drifblim
Scyther
Honchkrow

I think putting Gliscor in there can help with the team's Electric weakness. Skarmory covers Gliscor's Ice weakness and can take Ghost and Dark attacks than may harm Drifblim. I need help for the two remaining spots for my team, I really don't know who to take. Suggestions anyone?

I've decided to add Scyther and Honchkrow to the team and I think this is how it will go. Now I'm off to breed these pokemon.

Nana
28th January 2009, 9:01 AM
I've decided to try this since I hate my Scramble team... I'll use the Dark type.

1. Umbreon
2. Weavile
3. Honchkrow
4. Shiftry
5. Houndoom
6. Sharpedo

ha... Had to go a little easy on myself. Since this is on Platinum, I'm just going to trade Murkrow, Seedot, and Carvanha over... Probably Sneasel too, since I don't want to wait until practically the end to complete my team.

edit: Ah! I just realised my team is very similar to Bidoofawarness'. I promise it was an accident haha..

renoum
28th January 2009, 10:51 AM
I shall take one after my scramble is finished.
I shall be doing a steel type challenge.
My future team shall be:
-Empoleon
-Registeel
-Metagross
-Magnezone
-Skarmory
-Lucario

if anyone has anyway i could improve this team feel free to comment.

TurtwigFan1
30th January 2009, 6:58 PM
I deleted my last one by accident, so here we go again. I'll be doing a Water-type challenge.

Empoleon
Gyarados
Lumineon
Floatzel
Gastrodon (West)
Azumarill

SuperMango
31st January 2009, 10:27 AM
I deleted my last one by accident, so here we go again. I'll be doing a Water-type challenge.

Empoleon
Gyarados
Lumineon
Floatzel
Gastrodon (West)
Azumarill

What about this:
Replace Lumineon for Feraligatr.
Replace Gastrodon for Swampert.

This is better with the changes

CozartDono
2nd February 2009, 2:43 AM
I want to try doing this. But I can't pick between Ice or Steel...

Ice team looks like this:

Jynx ;124;
Lapras ;131;
Abomasnow ;460;
Weavile ;461;
Mamoswine ;473;
Froslass ;478;

Steel team looks like this:

Scizor ;212;
Skarmory ;227;
Empoleon ;395;
Metagross ;376;
Lucario ;448;
Magnezone ;462;

CozartDono
2nd February 2009, 3:18 AM
I think I'm going to go with the Ice Team

~Cosmic~
2nd February 2009, 3:31 AM
I'll try with a Flying team;

Noctowl
Crobat
Drifblim
Skarmory
Mantine
Vespiquen

Any suggestions?

ArmorAndonomon
2nd February 2009, 3:48 AM
Doing a Rock Mono. Yay.

-Kabutops
-Aerodactyl
-Magcargo
-Lunatone
-Cradily
-Tyranitar

Wonderful. This'll be for Platinum. No HM Slaves will be used.

TurtwigFan1
3rd February 2009, 10:24 AM
SuperMango, I can't trade and I want Gastrodon and Lumineon as I've never used them before.

Okay, here we go:

Twinleaf - Eterna Forest

Dawn and her best friend, Pearl, saw a report on TV about a Red Gyarados. They went to Lake Verity and were attacked by two Starly. Luckily, Professor Rowan left a briefcase there and Dawn picked a Piplup and Pearl picked a Turtwig. They battled and won, and we went back home. Dawn's mom, Johanna suggested she should go to Sandgem Town and talk to Rowan. She did and he let her keep the male Piplup, Pippo, and gave her a Pokédex. She was to travel across Sinnoh and see all the Pokémon, whilst collecting Gym Badges.

She moved onwards to Jubilife City, on Route 202 she caught a Bidoof and delivered the package to Pearl. She got a Pokétch and an Old Rod, which she used to catch a male Magikarp called Hydro. Dawn loved Water-types with a passion. She moved onwards to Oreburgh and received an HM for Rock Smash. She taught it to her Bidoof, a girl called Buckie. They entered Oreburgh, trained in the mine and challenged the Gym. Using Buckie and Pippo, Dawn won and received the Coal Badge. After the battle with Roark, Pippo evolved into Prinplup.

She went back to Jubilife and was attacked by two Galactic Grunts, along with Rowan and his assistant, Lucas. Lucas and Dawn fought them off with the help of Buckie and Chimchar. So, Dawn moved onwards to Floaroma Town and at the Valley Windworks, she caught a Buizel, a male named Jett, and a Shellos, a girl named Shelly. She fought off another Galactic Grunt and attempted to get into the Valley Windworks, but the grunt locked the door. Dawn went to the flower patch and fought off two more grunts, and Hydro finally learned Tackle. She received some Honey and went to the Windworks. She fought off Team Galactic, and their Commander, Mars, after a hard battle. She then proceeded to Eterna Forest, where she met with Cheryl and had many fun double battles.

Current Team -

Pippo - ;394;

Hydro - ;129;

Buckie - ;399;

Jett - ;418;

Shelly - ;422;

I'll update later.

elwesto
6th February 2009, 9:19 AM
Im starting a fighting team monotype.
Machop
Riolu
Poliwag
Chimchar
Tyrouge
Mankey

COKTAL
9th February 2009, 2:30 AM
I'm starting a Fire monotype challenge in my new Pearl version. I've gotten an egg of every breedable Fire type on my diamond and I'm going to get my sister to pick 6 of the random eggs for me to trade to Pearl. I'll update this post with the team once I find out what they are. I have cleared all of the egg move's on all of the pokemon I used to breed so they all will go leveling up, no extra moves minus TM's and HM's.

KingNido
9th February 2009, 12:35 PM
Well I'm waiting for Platinum to be released in England (a long wait :P) so decided to go through my Pearl on a water monotype challenge. I won't be trading (mainly because can't, but also for the challenge) so will only be using Pokemon available on my game. Already started, in Eterna Forest. My team looks like this so far:

;394; Prinplup Lv. 20
My starter and powerfullest Pokemon so far. Destroyed the rock gym.

;418; Buizel Lv. 15
Not too bad, only caught recently. Should become a useful addition to the team.

;399; Bidoof Lv. 12
My handy HM slave who can also battle when needed (which is rarely). Will definately not become a part of my future battling team, but will be a handy HM slave when he evolves.

COKTAL
9th February 2009, 2:26 PM
The eggs have hatched, and my game begins!!
I got Torchic, Numel, Houndour, Charmander, Torkoal, and Ponyta. I've just defeated Team Galatic for the first time, rescuing the professor and Dawn. I went to the TV station and unlocked the Myster Gift function (for the Shaymin event). I'm now heading torwards the Valley Windworks to take out Team Galactic again.
CURRENT TEAM: Combusken, lv 17; Numel, lv 5; Houndour, lv 6; Charmander, lv 5; Torkoal, lv 3; and Ponyta, lv 5. I have also infected them all w/ pokerus from my Diamond game and I'm currently trying to raise them all to a fairly close level.

guizaum
15th February 2009, 10:46 PM
Huzzah i'm back with good news!!!!!!

First:I proceeded with my Water Monotype
Second:I restarted Diamond to do a Dualtype chalenge

So UPDATE TIME!

'Kay,after owning Roark i trained more,and caught a Psyduck at Oreburgh Gate Basement.Then i went to Floaroma.Did lots o' things,and evolved Bidoof(he's not useless anymore!)Caught Buizel and now training


Team up soon!\

COKTAL
16th February 2009, 5:15 PM
I've finally gotten my game back from my friend (he took it to Toys'r'us for Shaymin). I've gotten pretty busy with the story mode. So here's what has happened:
I took out Galatic with ease in the Valley Windworks thanks to Combusken (sp?) and I started going through Eterna Forest. I meet up with whats-here-name (I forgot okay), and we defeated everyone in-sight. I also evolved my Charmander in this time. I finally get out of the forest and head to the gym. I beat the gym with ease (It's a full team of fire types, it was over before it started). I then went and saved the guy who owns the bike store and got my bike. I went into Harthome City and picked up the egg, meet Fatina, got the tux, etc. Now I'm in Solaceon town and raising my pokemon up.
;256; Combusken lv. 24
;005; Charmeleon lv. 22
;228; Houndour lv. 18
;077; Ponyta lv. 16
;322; Numel lv. 15
;324; Torkoal lv. 14

yeminied
25th February 2009, 7:13 AM
I am going to do a grass type mono challenge on my Pearl since I have never used a single grass type in any of my five Pokemon games. I will start with Turtwig (obviously) and my team will form from there. I will catch a Budew and trade over a Cacnea.

COKTAL
26th February 2009, 2:09 PM
Well, I'm basically at a stand still right now. I've beaten the first 7 gym leaders, and I've taken out Galactic from Veilstone. I've made it to the top of Cornet, but I didn't start the battles because I knew I was too weak. Now I'm just level grinding all of my pokes to 45 so that they can stand a good chance against Galactic and Palkia.
One quick thing though. I've brought over a Modest Synchronizer, False Swiper, and a Wall because I intend to get a Shiny Palkia. What I plan on doing is saving after I beat the 2 grunts in front of Palkia and them (before the movie) and beat them the first time through w/ my fire team. Then I'll SR, go get my other pokemon, and start SRing for Palkia. This way I still have the challenge going.

COKTAL
9th March 2009, 2:21 PM
Just an update. I got my Shiny Palkia!! I'm now at the entrance to Victory Road and I'm doing some major level grinding so that I don't get completly owned by just the wild pokemon in the cave. I plan on having my team be atleast level 55 before the E4. My current lowest level is Ponyta at 30. I plan on giving it exp. Share in the cave though.

77pudding
9th March 2009, 10:20 PM
Okay i think i am going to do a Normal mono type change
My team is going to be
Delcatty
Pidgeot
zangoose
lopunny
ursaring
tauros

Teebird
4th April 2009, 4:16 PM
Oh wow, I compeltely forgot about this! Looks like I might need to start things back up!

I'm taking another Water type Mono, and this time, I will complete it!

burgaz62
5th April 2009, 11:36 AM
well I'm going to try and do a Phsychic mono-type challenge.
I'll breed a exeggcute, slowpoke, natu, ralts and beldum, and the last slot will be for a HM slave. Probably Bibarel.
End team will be:
Exeggutor
Slowbro or Slowking? Someone give me help plz?
Xatu
Gallade
Metagross

Rad3n
8th April 2009, 12:33 PM
Slowbro is generally superior to Slowking unless you have Nasty Plot. Physical Defence > Special Defence works best in the end.

Selia
10th April 2009, 12:14 PM
I'll do a Fire monotype on my Pearl version. This is my planned team:
Infernape
Camerupt
Magcargo
Rapidash
Starly (HM slave)
Bibarel (HM slave)

So far I'm at Eterna City. I'm going to train my team before battling Team Galactic. Right now my team is:
Monferno- Lv.20
Slugma - Lv.20
Numel- Lv.20
I'm going to update when I get further.

Sharks Shouldn't Fly
10th April 2009, 7:40 PM
I keep on wanting to do a monotype challenge, but I just can't bring myself to do it. :[

Maybe I'll do a Water-type if I restart Platinum...

Alert
11th April 2009, 7:50 AM
What hasn't been done yet? Psychic, Poison, and Ghost?

serebii1234
11th April 2009, 12:18 PM
Hey, look is it ok if i do an eevee challenge (I know it of but it could shake things up a little)

Virtuos
11th April 2009, 12:44 PM
may i ask a question :
how can you get your pokemon so early in the game yet you need 2 badges to access gts???

shiningsloth13
11th April 2009, 1:02 PM
I shall begin a Water Mono!!

Target Team:
Vaporeon
Kabutops
Empoleon
Marshtomp
Starmie
Palkia!! jk. Actually, Octillery

Selia
11th April 2009, 2:28 PM
Update:

I'm already in Route 215. I'm training the Ponyta that I just caught and it will be part of my team for the Monotype challenge. I also caught a Bibarel for an HM slave. So this is my team right now:
Monferno- Lv. 27
Slugma- Lv. 25
Numel- Lv. 30
Ponyta- Lv. 26
Bibarel (HM Slave)

Alert
12th April 2009, 2:25 AM
I started on my Ghost monotype today.

Lvl 14 Gastly
Lvl 22 Drifbloon

I'm catching a Bibarel soon for HM purposes. Two badges so far, and enjoying this challenge. It's difficult using a Gastly that just knows Lick, but Nightshade's not too far off.

3lmi
12th April 2009, 6:53 AM
I'm going to start a Normal monotype on my Diamond.
This is my plan for a team.
Staraptor
Bibarel
Lopunny (Urghh, I know.)
Slaking
Snorlax
Ambipom

I found a Diamond game on the ground one day so I will use that extra one for the monotype challenge

NSider_Seth
12th April 2009, 11:51 PM
I'm going to do a Steel-type challenge when I get Platinum.

Empoleon
Metagross (Will have to trade for, since I HATE Bronzong)
Steelix
Scizor
Lucario
Magnezone

HM Slaves:
Bibarel (Strength, Waterfall, Rock Smash and Rock Climb)
Starly (Fly and Defog)
Crickitune (Cut)

I figured that some HMs are often needed together, so they'd need to be together at the same time. I'll probably make some HM Slaves on the fly when the situation calls for it.

burgaz62
13th April 2009, 9:12 AM
Well I always keep my promises and I promised to do this mono-type challenge. So I started off with a turtwig, and did all the boring stuff, until I traded some bidoofs for some eggs. I used turtwig, until my ralts was able to fend for itself. I'm lucky it was male. Anyway I trained it like Crazy. so I could face Roark with a lvl 21 Gallade that knew magical leaf. I sent over an exp. share from Diamond then went on to destroy Roark, with Slowpoke getting excess exp. Eventually after destroying Roark, I trained Slowpoke some more, Until it was lvl 13. Then I gave Beldum the exp. share, and Slowpoke became the leader of the party. I fought all the way up to eterna forest. Near the end of the forest I had a lvl 20 Metang and Slowpoke. I gave exeggcute the exp. share and destroyed Eterna with my team. Now preparing to head into the galactic building with this team:
Slowpoke lvl 20
Metang lvl 21
Gallade lvl 22
Exeggcute lvl 12

Alert
14th April 2009, 12:12 AM
Ain't many ghost types in diamond, haha. Can we trade with others (so I can evolve my Haunter and get a Misdreavus.)

Lvl 29 Haunter
Lvl 30 Drifbloon
Lvl 15 Bibarel

KaosAssassin
17th April 2009, 9:45 AM
Ain't many ghost types in diamond, haha. Can we trade with others (so I can evolve my Haunter and get a Misdreavus.)

Lvl 29 Haunter
Lvl 30 Drifbloon
Lvl 15 Bibarel

I'm guessing you can trade since that's obviously what people are doing for stuff like fire (only chimchar and ponyta in the main game for diamond and pearl) there may be some rules but I would say it's safe to assume you can trade to get misdreavus and gengar

Edit: Decided I'm going to do an electric monotype challenge

Planned team
Luxray
Ampharos
Lanturn
Raichu (may keep as pikachu)
Manectric
Rotom

Yea I'll have to get eggs of most of them, but when I get started I'll start posting progress

Sleet
17th April 2009, 7:40 PM
I'm in the middle of my Grass monotype on Platinum, but it's not going terribly well.

So far, my team is:
Torterra lv 49
Leafeon lv 45
Carnivine lv 44
Tropius lv 44
Tangrowth lv 44
Roselia lv 39

I am struggling against Candice. After I destroy her Abomasnow, Froslass comes out and Blizzards me to death. Having everyone weak to ice, and 2 of them are 4x weak, this is easily the hardest trainer. I think I should swap one of them to my own Abomasnow, just so I have greater variety, and someone at last not weak to ice.

Any suggestions?

Virtuos
18th April 2009, 7:48 AM
I'm in the middle of my Grass monotype on Platinum, but it's not going terribly well.

So far, my team is:
Torterra lv 49
Leafeon lv 45
Carnivine lv 44
Tropius lv 44
Tangrowth lv 44
Roselia lv 39

I am struggling against Candice. After I destroy her Abomasnow, Froslass comes out and Blizzards me to death. Having everyone weak to ice, and 2 of them are 4x weak, this is easily the hardest trainer. I think I should swap one of them to my own Abomasnow, just so I have greater variety, and someone at last not weak to ice.

Any suggestions?
level it up as high as you can [but not 70 above]
your mine badge is there for a reason.

KaosAssassin
18th April 2009, 10:51 AM
Just beat Roark, saved the game and wow I've almost played for 3 hours. Roark was pretty tough. Chinchou managed to take down geodude and onix, but fell to cranidos. I got him confused with Rotom, while forgetting I could hit him with electric attacks. After Rotom went down I finished him off with Pichu.

Current Team:
Chinchou lvl 11
Mareep lvl 8
Rotom lvl 7
Shinx lvl 7
Electrike lvl 8
Pichu lvl 9

The next gym won't be too tough considering my electrike is champion bred, and by that I mean he has a competetive moveset. (Flamethrower FTW)

Miniman237
19th April 2009, 3:29 AM
Doing a poison type mono challenge, probably will use
;041;
;406;
;092;
;434;
;072;
And one other. Anyone got a suggestion?

Well, I've started the game. Started with ;390;, did boring stuff, then caught a ;406; and a ;041; to replace ;390;. Trained them a bit, and am now on the route between Jubilife and Oreburgh.

EDIT:
Beaten Roark, no troubles. ;406; owned ;074;, ;095; and ;408; easily. Beating the galactic admin was a bit harder. Stupid ;432; beat Zubat, but Budew took her out. ;041; evolved into ;042; and beat ;420; ;387; and ;407; to win the second badge.

Caught ;092; and just finished training him.

TEAM:

Gastly ;092;
Lvl 18
Lick
Night Shade
Mean Look
Curse

Golbat ;042;
Lvl 24
Bite
Confuse Ray
Hidden Power (Electric)
Wing Attack

Budew ;406;
Lvl 22 (HURRY UP AND EVOLVE ALREADY!!!)
Absorb
Growth
Mega Drain
Stun Spore

Alert
21st April 2009, 12:09 AM
How are people using national pokemon before that national dex? Is that possible without hacking?

Leaf_Blade_Leafeon28
21st April 2009, 12:30 AM
How are people using national pokemon before that national dex? Is that possible without hacking?

Yeah they trade the pokemon over from a game that already has them/the national dex

Miniman237
23rd April 2009, 12:00 AM
UPDATE

Since the last update, I've defeated the third gym and caught a new pokemon. ;434; is the newest member of my team, and has so far proven to be quite annoying to raise. ;406;, ;042; and ;092; all evolved on the way to the gym as well, so now I have ;315;, ;169; and ;093; on my team.
Maylene was defeated easily by Crobat, Stunky and Haunter, and I just got HM Fly.

Team
;434; Stunky
Lv 29
Toxic
Screech
Slash
Thief

;093; Haunter
Lv 30
Shadow Punch
Night Shade
Sucker Punch
Payback (Stupid physical moves...)

;315; Roselia (Evolved too late =()
Lv 28
Absorb
Growth
Mega Drain
Stun Spore

;169; Crobat
Lv 30
Bite
Fly
Steel Wing
Wing Attack

3lmi
27th April 2009, 1:15 AM
I am at the last gym leader with my team. I hope we can win!!!
We can do it Staraptor, Bibarel, Lopunny, Slaking, Snorlax and Ambipom!!!!

Miniman237
27th April 2009, 3:20 AM
Ok, since the last update, my Poison type Mono team has beaten the Sixth gym. Roselia and Stunky wiped out Wake's team, Skuntank and Haunter destroyed Fantina, and Skuntank, Tentacruel and Gengar defeated Byrons team.
Stunky and Haunter both evolved into Skuntank and Gengar, and I caught a Tentacruel to finish off my team. Also, my poison type team finally has some poison attacks on it! Yay!

TEAM
;315; Roselia
Lv 40
Magical Leaf
Toxic
Petal Dance
Stun Spore

;073; Tentacruel
Lv 40
Bubblebeam
Surf
Poison Jab
Toxic Spikes

;094; Gengar
Lv 42
Thunderbolt
Focus Blast
Sucker Punch
Shadow Ball

;435; Skuntank
Lv 39
Night Slash
Screech
Slash
Flamethrower

;169; Crobat
Lv 39
Cross Poison
Fly
Steel Wing
Wing Attack

Virtuos
27th April 2009, 8:08 AM
I am planning to restart Pearl, i cant trade, so my team will supposedly look like this :

♣ ;416;
♣ ;267;
♣ ;402;
♣ ;413-i;
♣ ;400;(slavey) / ;414;
♣ ;396;(slavey) / ;269;


im still fighting my consience

AyameHikaru
30th May 2009, 4:42 PM
Did a monotype grass challenge. Team as follows

Torterra
Tropius
Tangrowth
Roserade
Breloom
Ludiculo

Did perfectly well up until the elite four. T.T Then I got p'wned. Aaron I could beat (Tangrowth's ancientpower, Ludiculo's Fire Punch, and Tropius's fly were my saviors), Bertha got steamrollered, but Flint knocked me around fairly good and lucian steamrollered ME. XD Tried 20+ times, training in Victory Road in between, but by the time I was five levels higher than Lucian and still couldn't beat him, I was forced to accept that my team wasn't good enough....
;037;

ChloboShoka
31st May 2009, 2:02 AM
A few days ago, I just noticed that all my pokemon apart from a HM slave were the grass type. The first gym was pretty much a piece of cake. The second gym was a bit of a challenge, but I eventually got there. I got knocked out in Fantina's gym quite a few times. Maylene was okay, Wake was a breeze, Bryon was a bit tough. Candice owned me a few times. And Volkner was good.

Team Galatic were serious business.

Right now I am training for the elite four, working out better move-sets and making sure they are looking good and whilst making this a challenge. Make sure that each of them have a purpose. Possibly some more kinks in EV training.

Team plan:
Shaymin ;492; - From an event. I love this Shaymin. Shaymin has Aromatherapy.
Cherrim ;421; - Love her sunny sprite.
Bellossom ;182; - Couldn't resist ^^;; transferred from my Diamond. And this one has pokerus, which would be good to spread on my team.
Tropius ;357; - Very useful. Flies me everywhere.
Torterra ;389; - I haven't evolved Turtwig yet, I didn't wanna evolve him till the elite four. And that made things tough for me too.
Roserade ;407; - Ema is awesome in this.

Alfonso
31st May 2009, 2:37 AM
Been wandering around the area around the Lost Tower for a while now, training up my Mono Bug team. Through the help of another game that I've already completed, I was able to get access to a variety of Bugs to use. My current team (as of 3 badges is as follows.)

Kricketune, Lv. 47
Masquerain Lv. 34
Yanmega Lv. 36
Beedrill Lv. 27

Kricketune was my starter, I pretty much caught it and it was the only thing I raised between the first town and getting to the breeding centre. Also, a hell of a lot of grinding.

TotalPotato
31st May 2009, 3:10 AM
This takes me back to when I used a mono Fighting team to clear Diamond. It was convenient because there are exactly six Fighting-type fully evolved Pokémon in Diamond (Heracross was annoying to get...). The team that beat the Elite Four looked something like this:

Machamp ;068;
Lv. 46
No Guard
- Rock Climb
- Foresight
- Revenge
- Cross Chop

Toxicroak ;454;
Lv. 46
Dry Skin
- Poison Jab
- Swagger
- Sucker Punch
- Revenge

Lucario ;448;
Lv. 47
Steadfast
- Aura Sphere
- Dark Pulse
- Dragon Pulse
- Close Combat

Infernape ;392;
Lv. 46
Blaze
- Mach Punch
- Close Combat
- Flame Wheel
- Punishment

Medicham ;308;
Lv. 47
Pure Power
- ThunderPunch
- Ice Punch
- Hi Jump Kick
- Fire Punch

Heracross ;214;
Lv. 46
- Close Combat
- Counter
- Night Slash
- Aerial Ace

AyameHikaru
31st May 2009, 6:17 PM
Decided to restart my Pearl for a Fire type challenge. :) It's gonna be a blast. I'll keep posting updates.

Team so far:
Chimchar Lv. 9
Vulpix Lv. 2 (From egg, has Flare Blitz)
Cyndaquil Lv. 4 (From egg, has Aerial Ace)

Planning on transferring over a charmander sometime later.
;037;

uhhh6677
31st May 2009, 6:59 PM
Ok, started a water monotype today. Roark was a peace of cake. I then got to Floaroma Town. I defeated Team Galactic at Valley Windworks, and am on my way to Eterna Forest. Team:

;394;
Level 20
-Bubble
-Peck
-Rock Smash
-Metal Claw