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RaZoR LeAf
23rd January 2005, 2:03 PM
The RBY Monotype Challenge

Played through the game? Bored but want to play again but don't know how to make it interesting? Simple: take up the Monotype Challenge. The rules and ideas are simple:


You play through either Red, Blue or Yellow using pokemon of only one type (including Duel types who must share the chosen type)
If your chosen starter is not of the type you picked, you are forbidden to use it.
No matter how stuck you get you must not use any other types.
You are allowed to use only ONE set of TMs. This means trading between other versions of RBY and also GSC is forbidden.
As with TMs, you cannot trade between games for pokemon. This means obtaining level 5 pokemon via eggs in GSC. Trading for evolution is allowed (Machamp, Alakazam, Golem, Pikachu, Gengar). You may trade between RBY games, so long as you do so, when you reach the place said pokemon would naturally appear (ie, Electabuzz in the Power Plant)
After you pass certain events or feel the need to update, you reply to the topic with details on how your progress is going, the status of your team, how hard it is, etc.
You may have only ONE member of a famly in your team. That means no duplicating a pokemon to fill your spots. No having two Pikachus to fill out your team, or a Nidoking and a Nidorino.
Ghost and Dragon teams are not accepted due to lack of pokemon
The challenge is considered complete upon the reaching, or defeat of Mewtwo.
NO EXPLOITING ANY GLITCH WHAT-SO-EVER



So why not give it a try and have some fun!

~-=Mewtwo=-~
23rd January 2005, 2:43 PM
Ohh I've done this in Yellow purly with pikachu so it would be easy for a surfing pika becuase it was already trained high. I think I'll try this again soon for a surfing pika for my friend.

Can we use the Mew Glitch for lvl 7 pokemon or the duplication glitch for 129 items. I doubt you will acept the items but i don't care I don't have R/B. Anyway electric is hard in yellow the only electrics are pikachu, voltorb, electrode, magnimite, magniton.

;071; No you can't use a glitch for anything, that's the same as cheating. And I said you can trade for pokemon when you reach the right area. In Yellow you can trade for an Electabuzz when you reach the Power Plant. And you also have Zapdos. Having done an electric team, it is not massivly difficult if you know what you are doing. ;071;

Altmer
23rd January 2005, 3:52 PM
I've Started poison, Expect update soon. @ Mewtwo, how about evolving Eevee into Jolteon?
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No double posting, so another edit here.

I did a lot since last time. I thrashed Brock using Bulby(pure OHKO's with Vine Whip) and it evolved into Ivysaur. Nidoran also evolved into Nidorino I caught a Zubat in Mt. Moon and named it Dracula. I Smashed Bert once again, and Visited bill. By the time I came back, my pkmn were lvl 20 and I trashed Misty using Bulby. I headed south, caught a Bellsprout (which turned out unable to learn Flash, so I ditched it and caught an Abra which I named Psyflash). I defeated the trainers east of Vermilion, got on S.S. Anne, beat up Bert once more, taught Beedrill and Bellsprout Cut, Zubat evolved into Golbat, and headed towards Surge for an electric battle. I got the better of the Junior Trainers with Bulby, Beat Surges voltorb & Pikachu with Spike and Crashed Raichu with Bulby. I taught Spike thunderbolt, and obtained Flash, taught it to Abra, headed east to Rock tunnel, went through it, and Crashed some trainers. I healed in lavender and headed west to Celadon, beating the trainers in route 8. I beat Erika's trainers with Dracula and Sting. Erika was no match for my lvl 31-32 pokes, and stood no chance against Dracula and Sting. I beat Rocket in the Game corner, evolved bulby into Venusaur, taught Nidorino Rock slide, evolved him into Nidoking (he only needs to learn Earthquake and Blizzard from TM's, so I can do that.) I got the silph scope, headed for Lavender, got the Better of Gary once again, and am currently in Lavender searching for Gastly.

~~Team Injection~~
In Party:
;003; Bulby lvl 33
Razor Leaf
Leech Seed
Body Slam
Poisonpowder

;015; Sting lvl 33
Twineedle
Cut
Poison Sting
Pin Missile

;034; Spike lvl 33
Thunderbolt
Horn Attack
Water Gun
Rock Slide

;042; Dracula lvl 33
Bite
Mega Drain
Wing Attack
Confuse Ray

Extinction
25th January 2005, 4:49 PM
This idea sounds like a lot of fun, plus I have a Red I'm not doing anything with. Since I'd like to keep whatever fossil I pick, I'll probably try Rock. I could do Water as well, but Rock has some real challenge - I'd be stuck with nothing but a Geodude until I get to Rock Tunnel! Even then, it's only Onix that I get. Believe me, I'll be very happy to get to Cinnibar and up my team by two more. :)

scyther
25th January 2005, 7:16 PM
;071;

You're supposed to make a post telling us what you have done, not tell us what your final team is going to be and what you intend to do. Read other people's posts in the old thread as an example.

And ffs WRITE the pokemon name instead of using smilies everywhere. You can use smilies to list your pokemon and their moves, don't throw them in everywhere, in place of the names.

scyther
25th January 2005, 7:50 PM
;071;

You're supposed to make a post telling us what you have done, not tell us what your final team is going to be and what you intend to do. Read other people's posts in the old thread as an example.

And ffs WRITE the pokemon name instead of using smilies everywhere. You can use smilies to list your pokemon and their moves, don't throw them in everywhere, in place of the names.

sorry,messed up again...

Extinction
27th January 2005, 2:06 AM
Double posting isn't going to really help, I'm guessing, Scyther.

As for me, I decided to go with Water instead of Rock. Since this is my first time doing a monotype challenge, I thought that I should save a more difficult type for a later attempt.

I began as all trainers do in Pallet Town, where I was quickly summoned by Professor Oak to begin my Pokemon journey! Even before I saw the three choices before me, I knew that only one Pokemon type would suit me, and sure enough Squirtle, who I named Tsunami, became my new friend and partner!

I ran an errand for the professor in Viridian City and quickly headed for Pewter City. There I challenged and quickly defeated Brock, not only receiving the Boulder Badge and the Bide TM but also watching as Tsunami became a Wartortle! We left immediately for Mount Moon, caught a Clefairy to later use for Flash, and arrived in Cerulean City.

This place really seemed like my kind of town, as the gym was full of water Pokemon I would have traded all the money in the world to have! Wartortle, already in his mid-twenties, had little trouble dispatching Misty and her subordinates, and we continued our quest to Vermillion City.

I was a bit worried about the gym and its electric types, but had little problem with it - there was no way to enter the gym! Instead, I used Bill's ticket to come aboard the SS Anne and fight the bored passengers. Along with me was a new ally, a Magikarp caught with the aid of the Fishing Guru. He was weak, but with Wartortle's and my help, we would make him strong. Closing in on the Captain's quarters to see if he could help train me in the ways of cutting, I could sense that my rival and former best friend Gary was nearby...

My Team

;008; Tsunami Lv. 33
Water Gun
Bite
Withdraw
Bubble

;130; Gyarados Lv. 20
Bite
Tackle
Splash

EDIT: What's the deal, the monotype challenge not very popular? In any case, I'm made significant progress, so here I go!

When I came up to Gary on the SS Anne, I was a bit worried about the fight in store for me. Instead, my as-of-yet unnamed Gyarados sweeps through is team with devastating results! I leave Gary to mull over his pathetic loss and enter the captain's quarters. It seems that the poor guy's seasick, and I help him out with a nice backrub, and it seems to do the trick! The captain is very grateful for my help and rewards me with a Hidden Machine, Cut! I wave to all as the ship leaves port and look to my continuing adventure.

I notice that while my training has gone well, I have gone lax in my duty to Professor Oak and his incomplete Pokedex. I quickly snatch up a Spearow and trade it for the extremely rare Farfetch'd, but unfortunately for him, Dux serves no more purpose than becoming an HM Slave. With him I am now able to enter the Vermillion Gym and challenge Lt. Surge.

The trainers are far simpler to defeat than I imagined, but the sheer power of Surge's Raichu leaves me reeling on the first two attempts. The lieutenant slips up on the third rematch by not using Thunderbolt to his full advantage, and I quickly crush the electric mouse in the jaws of Gyarados! Another badge, another TM and lots more prize money, while Surge gracefully accepts the amusing loss. Who knew that even the power of thunder could fail against water?

With the town's usefulness to me exhausted, I return with my team to Cerulean, obtain a Bicycle courtesy of the Pokemon Fan Club President, and go to Rock Tunnel. No trainer that stands in my way gives me the least bit of trouble, and neither do the Pokemon that call the cave their home. I manage to encounter a low-level Onix, but run out of Poke Balls and have no choice to make it faint to keep my Gyarados growing.

Ah! Fresh air once again! Things get noticeably more depressing in Lavender Town, but seeing the Name Rater raises my spirits: Gyarados gets a name, Typhoon. I ignore the Tower for now and go straight to Celadon City. The first order of business is to visit the enormous Department Store. I pick up all the trainer essentials, a Poke Doll for later, plenty of Lemonade, every TM I can get, and a Water Stone. The TMs go in my PC with the others and I get myself an Eevee. I waste no time in evolving it into a beautiful Vaporeon and teaching it Ice Beam. My own aqua-teen trio and I find out that Team Rocket is up to no good, and I personally take care of Giovanni and his cronies.

Erika is next on my list, and not a single trainer can stand up to the high-level power of my team. She hands over the badge and Mega Drain and I leave a happy young man. With the Silph Scope ready, I make my way to the top of Pokemon Tower, banishing the spirits haunting the Channelers as well as making peace with Marowak. The Rockets make a hasty retreat and with Mr. Fuji free, so do I - but only after capturing a cute little Cubone.

I use the Poke Flute to defeat the Celadon-side Snorlax, drive him back to the mountains with slight disappointment (no Ultra Balls) and use the speedy Cycling Road to get to Fuschia with ease. I enjoy a brief walk in the Safari Zone but my goal this time is the Secret House, not the rare Pokemon awaiting me there. Surf goes right onto my renamed Vaporeon, Atlantis, and the Good Rod becomes ours. Rather than hunt for new water-types or track down the other Snorlax and Super Rod, I crush Koga in combat and prepare to head for Cinnibar, where my Dome Fossil seems to be pulling me. Meanwhile, Team Rocket has invaded Saffron City, and I may just be the city's last hope...

My Team

;009; Tsunami Lv. 37
Submission
Water Gun
Withdraw
Bubble

;130; Typhoon Lv. 37
Take Down
Leer
Dragon Rage
Bite

;134; Atlantis Lv. 37
Surf
Ice Beam
Double Team
Reflect

Altmer
30th January 2005, 11:14 AM
Well, I too have made progress, and here follows chapter three of my story. I caught a Gastly in Lavender Tower, named it Spirit and leveled it up to Haunter (and I traded it back and forth for Gengar later). I scared the crap out of the Rockets in Lavender and obtained the Poke Flute. I beat the trainers on Cycling Road and The snorlaxes, obtained Fly, taught it to Squawk. (that's how I've been getting around most of the time.) Spirit did well in the battles and as a result he's now on average footing with his colleagues. I also caught a venonat lvl. 26 on Route 12, named it Dusty(because of the dust markings on Venomoth's wings), it evolved and now also is ready to battle hard and strong. It turned out Venomoth couldn't learn strength (meaning there's a flaw in the Pokedex). I Caught a horsea as surf slave so I could catch Tentacool. I leveled all my pokemon to Lvl 40, then I rampaged easily through the gym and faced Koga.

His first Koffing was no match for Dusty, who knew Psybeam and it fell quickly. Muk fell to one Psychic courtesy of Spirit, and a nice Hypnosis/Dream Eater combo. The second Koffing was no match for Sting. Dusty was confronted with Weezing, but Koga turned out to be a coward of the largest sort and after taking one psybeam hit from Dusty, it used Selfdestruct. Dusty barely survived the hit but miraculously got the exp. with 4 HP left.

I went into the Safari Zone and obtained the two remaining HMs and taught them to Spike and Horsea respectively.I then caught a Tentacool lvl 20 using my HM slave Horsea.. I also taught Tenta Ice Beam and Surf.

I used Squawk to get to Saffron and I might be the city's last hope for freedom, seeing as the Rockets are everywhere and abundant....

Special Thanks goes to Golbat aka Dracula who has helped me out of some Desperate situations but whose services are unfortunately no longer required to get me out of some Pickles. I wish him best-of-luck in the Box with Squawk, Psyflash, Venus, Cyana, Horsea and the others.

;042; Dracula lvl. 40
Bite
Wing Attack
Mega Drain
Confuse Ray

EDIT: I thought I should update, so here goes: I creamed the fighting Dojo by piggybacking Tenta for Dusty/Spirit(it feels so good to have pokemon with Psychic on my team) and after that the Rockets have felt Tenta's wrath as well as some have seen my other fearsome pokemon in action(Most notably Spike). *Spike pops up out of his pokeball* --Wraagh!--. NO SPIKE, DON'T COME OUT OF YOUR BALL UNLESS I TELL YOU TO. Never mind Spike, he gets overreactive when he hasn't been able to thrash around for a while <_<. I taught Spike Earthquake. *earth opens up*. NO SPIKE, DON'T! *I return spike to his ball* Giovanni's cronies were no match, and Giovanni was absolutely weak. Nidorino fell to Dusty, Rhyhorn and Nidoqueen to Tenta (LVL 35! COME ON) and 'Khan was beaten to pulp by Bulby. I have no other words for him: pathetic. Then I decided to take a real test and try to defeat Sabrina. Her cronies were weak and I had no trouble with them (what do you want with Venusaur vs. Slowpoke/Bro. Not even Tobybro >_<)And then, Sabrina. I had feared her. I had looked up to the moment I would face the Psychic Master. I was the Poison Master, as I had Beaten Koga, but could m fearsome Poisons stand up to her? The answer was yes. Sabrina was pitiful. Kadabra was taken out by Tenta, who on his turn was taken out by Mr. Mime. Then I sent out my trusty aging Beedrill, Sting, and he was so quick to stab with Twineedle that Sabrina literally stood no chance against him. She couldn' get a single hit in against Sting. Pathetic. I had looked up to a weakling who couldn't even beat a mere Beedrill.

I'm planning on going to the Power Plant to get Thunder for Gengar. I might get some training done on them, don't want to be too underpowered for the Elite 4....

~~Team Injection~~

;073; Tenta lvl. 36
Surf
Ice Beam
Acid
Barrier

;034; Spike lvl. 42
Thunderbolt
Strength(>_<)
Earthquake
Rock Slide

;003; Bulby lvl. 41
Razor Leaf
Leech Seed
Body Slam
Poisonpowder

;015; Sting lvl. 42
Twineedle
Cut
Swords Dance
Agility

Yes, this is my speedy Swords Dancing Beedrill. Thank you sting, you got rid of the hardest part of the game (can't call it hardest, but anyways)I'm going to replace him with Weezing.

;094; Spirit lvl. 42
Hypnosis
Confuse Ray
Psychic
Dream Eater

;049; Dusty lvl. 42
Psybeam
Stun Spore
Toxic
Leech Life(soon to be Sleep Powder)

The annoyer Venomoth set? I don't know about that, but good for a laugh.

Cy-Chan
31st January 2005, 8:34 PM
Just to say, Ice and Fighting only have 5 Pokemon each in RBY.

---
Ice
---

Dewgong
Cloyster
Jynx
Articuno
Lapras

-------
Fighting
-------

Mankey
Hitmonlee
Hitmonchan
Machop
Poliwrath

Oh, and I'll be doing another RBY Mono-Type challenge, because... I feel like it.

RaZoR LeAf
31st January 2005, 8:52 PM
Your point? If you pick Ice or fighting, you do the challenge with five pokemon.

Altmer
3rd February 2005, 4:28 PM
And here comes my penultimate update on the challenge. I taught Gengar thunder, and I decided to do some good training. So I explored the routes around the Islands and Cinnabar. I got thoroughly annoyed with the water pokes, and Venusaur redirected my wrath perfectly.

I caught Grimer and Koffing in Cinnabar Mansion (I named Grimer Muck(!) and Koffing Gaseous). I deposited Sting and I entered Gaseous into my team, bidding a warm farewell to the one who had ridden me of my greatest fear(Sabrina red.). Gaseous soon evolved into Weezing. I trained everyone to lvl 45, got the secret key, and beat the underlings of Blaine.

Then came Blaine itself. He faced Tenta, my trusty water-type basher, and his Surf OHKO'd all Blaine had on him at the time. (I didn't even need to use Spike's Earthquake.) I got the badge and TM, teaching Fire Blast to Gaseous.

I then headed for Viridian and beat Giovanni's underlings. Giovanni was a piece of cake. Tenta, Bulby and Dusty got rid of him for me. I headed west to the entrance, but guess who waited for me. The idiot of a rival of mine, Bert. Pidgeot, Charizard, Rhyhorn, Exeggcute, Gyarados were easy, but Alakazam was tough. He fainted a few of my pokemon, but Weezing went boom(Yes, when you've only got poison pokemon, selfdestruct is a good idea) in his face and Gengar finished the job nicely.

I stand now at the Entrance of Victory Road and the following honored pokemon stand by my side at the moment:

~~Team Injection~~

;034; Spike lvl. 46
Thunderbolt
Strength
Earthquake
Rock Slide

The bashing pokemon. Will be of good use in the League. Don't forget to calm him down.

;110; Gaseous lvl. 45
Sludge
Selfdestruct
Fire Blast
Smokescreen

Arguably the weakest of my pokemon (tied with Venomoth. But Sting and Dracula are worse ;)). Goes boom in your face without warning, and on top of it all, you get me into a fit of laughing and calling you stupid because you didn't see it coming.

;003; Venusaur lvl. 46
Razor Leaf
Body Slam
Leech Seed
Growth.

WHEN DOES HE LEARN SLEEP POWDER?!. Loyal as hell too. The pokemon I have known longest and best. Spike is a good second.

;094; Spirit lvl. 46
Psychic
Confuse ray
Thunder
Hypnosis

The jewel in the crown. One of my favourite switch-ins when people get cocky. Says enough about the spooky-thunderous-exceptionally strong- gas pokemon

;049; Venomoth lvl. 46
Psybeam
Reflect
Toxic
Sleep Powder

The annoyer and finish-off for fighting pokemon. Blackbelts usually get depressed immediately when they see this nasty guy come into action.

;073; Tenta lvl. 47
Surf
Ice Beam
Acid
Barrier

Looked like a hopeless case, but that honor shifted to Venomoth and later Weezing. Did a number of good things, like taking care of Blaine, Giovanni and Bert. Might just be my lifesaver. Not very appealing, but very convincing....

scyther
3rd February 2005, 5:13 PM
a lot of things happened and i didnt post,but now i am at viridian city,facing giovanni,to beat him i used mega drain and solarbeam,i used needle, sword blade,only to kill the nidos,them i am going to elite four

--spore n cut--

;123;blade(me!)lv48
wing attack
agility
slash
double team

(need a boost?)

;127;sword lv49
vicegrip
seismic toss
sword dance
slash

huge attack!

;012;free lv50
psychic
solarbeam
gust
sleep powder

sleep,and face a HYPER solarbeam

;015;twinneedle lv48
twineddle
pin missile
hyper beam
mega drain

twineddle rocks!

;049; lv49
reflect
psybeam
toxic
sleep powder

i copied this from altmer

;047; lv49
spore
slash
dig
leech life

spore never misses

and this is my team trained and real,

first i now this isnt a team rate thread,but some changes need to be done




;034; Spike lvl. 46
Thunderbolt
strengh-blizzard
Earthquake
Rock Slide

blizzard+thunderbolt can sweep anything

;110; Gaseous lvl. 45
Sludge
Selfdestruct-explosion
Fire Blast
Smokescreen

explosion is stronger,and have the same acc%


honestly this changes will be death or live

Altmer
3rd February 2005, 5:28 PM
first i now this isnt a team rate thread,but some changes need to be done



honestly this changes will be death or live



explosion is stronger,and have the same acc%
First of all, I'm leveling weezing so it knows explosion. That makes sense. It simply hasn't reached that level yet. If you had read the moveset site carefully, you would know that I intend to do so anyway. Weezing's just not at the required level(though I have had to make a few changes due to Venomoth being not able to learn strength).


blizzard+thunderbolt can sweep anything
Second, it's not competitive (yet). So I don't care if Nido knows Blizzard yes or no. Blizzards's crap in-game. Tentacruel takes care of dragons way better with Ice beam.

scyther
3rd February 2005, 5:49 PM
Weezing's just not at the required level

i was thinking you were going to keep it

Altmer
3rd February 2005, 6:16 PM
Of course I'm not going to keep it. I know explosion is stronger, it's just the movesets they have at that certain point in the game, at which explosion is not available or Weezings not strong enough. If you read my posts, you would know where I am now (Victory Road Entrance).

Edit:

I beat the Elite 4 easily. Lorelei first three fell to Bulby, Jynx to Gaseous and Lapras to Gengar. I beat Bruno with Venusaur and Venomoth. Agatha faced Dusty, Spirit and Spike (how I love Earthquake...) and Lance was also no match for me.

Gary was the same old story. I beat every pokemon quickly except Alakazam, who fainted half my team. Through a revive strategy and the status inflicters I got there.

Then I went to the Unknown Dungeon to kill mewtwo(No, not catch it! It's a Psycho! I don't need Psychos!). It took me disastrously long but some revives, a Leech seed from Bulby (so glad I pulled that off) and confuse rays, smokescreens and Barriers later I managed to beat Mewtwo. Now I am the Poison Master of Kanto and I will be traveling to Jphto, as I want to become the grass Master of the Gold version....

End Party:

Same attacks as before post except that weezing knows Explosion instead of selfdestruct.

;110; Gaseous lvl. 48
;094; Spirit lvl. 50
;073; Tenta lvl. 50
;034; Spike lvl. 49
;003; Bulby lvl. 48
;049; Dusty lvl. 48

You will know the descriptions by now....


reflect
psybeam
toxic
sleep powder

i copied this from altmer

I feel honored that one copies my Beautiful venomoth's moveset *Dusty cries for joy, finally its talent is being recognized :D* Just don't make it plagiarism okay? :D

scyther
3rd February 2005, 9:31 PM
I feel honored that one copies my Beautiful venomoth's moveset *Dusty cries for joy, finally its talent is being recognized :D* Just don't make it plagiarism okay? :D

i didnt copy ,i usualy use this moveset that matches with your

Altmer
3rd February 2005, 9:48 PM
i didnt copy ,i usualy use this moveset that matches with your

Then why did you say you copied it from me?.

GENERAL COMMENT ON MONOTYPE: Poison was fairly easy. It has so much variety within the type that just Alakazams/Hypnos/mewtwos are hard to beat.

scyther
3rd February 2005, 10:08 PM
;123;because my venomoth matches with your just that

this is spam,lets stop with this

Altmer
3rd February 2005, 10:53 PM
Ok.

Can't we also include single-Fighter challenges in this topic

~-=Mewtwo=-~
3rd February 2005, 11:34 PM
I have restarted finally my pika knows surf... i used a glitch to evolve pikachu (yellow only works with other pokes for other stones. put pika in first place put a growlith in second then lvl up the pike...) i am almost nowhere and have a very strong raichu...

I hope that is not "exploiting a glitch" because I could just trade to get it to evolve...

Lvl 30 Raichu @Light Ball (if traded into GSC... lol... XD)
Thunderbolt
Surf
Thunder Wave
Mega Kick/Body Slam (I noe his Atk sux)

lvl 21 Voltorb/Magnimite (I forgot which because I caught one in yellow and the other in fire red)

I forget the moveset...

My team sux...

Psychic Master
4th February 2005, 2:47 AM
I started in 2004 with my team of Greek Gods, I am not too far. Is it okay if I post hereon that progress? I am not too far. I'm at Viridian.

artemis fowl
15th February 2005, 3:10 PM
I'm taking up the challenge with water types! in fact, I can update right now!


after obtaining my starter, a squirtle, and doing the errand, I got a town map and headed up to viridian forest. after defeating a rattata, two pidgeys, and a weedle, I got squirtle to level 8. right now, I'm at viridian forest's entrance.

CURRENT POKEMON STATUS:

;007; LV. 8

tackle
tail whip
bubble

Altmer
19th February 2005, 5:42 PM
After also having done a grass monotype on Gold, I'm thinking what my next monotype is going to be. I don't know as of yet which type, but I'll wait and see what comes up. Maybe a single-pokemon challenge

Psychic Master
21st February 2005, 4:49 PM
Haven't played my Blue in awhile. Oh well. Here's my progress:
Chapter 1: The Journey Begins:
I got a potion from my computer, said hi to my mom, and headed out the door. I attempted to find Oak, but he was nowhere to be found in his lab. I left and decided to leave and catch my own Pokemon as my first one. Oak stopped me. I asked him where he was, but he said nothing. He just took me to his lab to pick my first Pokemon. Eliv complained about his grandpa being late, and he just told him to shut up. He let me pick a Pokemon, and Eliv yelled "WHAT ABOUT ME? THAT'S NOT FAIR I WAS HERE FIRST I DESERVE TO PICK FIRST!!!" His grandpa told him once more to shut up, and I proceeded to pick my first Pokemon. I picked Squirtle and named the little guy Poseidon after the Greek God of rain. Eliv picked Bulbasaur. I tried to leave but my rival said, "Hey Zowayix! Let's battle!" And we fought. It took a while because he made his Bulbasaur keep growling, as if he were trying to intimidate me. After a few growls from him and tackles from me, I won. Zowayix complained about picking wrong and he said he would have won if he had gotten to pick first, and then he left. I then left too with my level 6 Squirtle. I continued to Route 1. I came across a wimpy level 2 Pidgey, and easily crushed it. All I had to do was force my turtle on it. I talked to a man, and he gave me another Potion and told me to visit his shop in Viridian. I said I would, and left. Right when I walked into the grass, a level 3 Rattata attacked me. I force my turtle on it 3 times, and it faints. Poseidon grew to level 7! I continued to Viridian city. I come across a few more wild Pokemon. I make my way to Viridian, and heal my somewhat weakened turtle. I attempt to leave, but an old man complains. I believe he said something about private property. I ask the lady by him what his problem is. She says that he hasn't had his coffee yet. I think I see something in a bush. I go closer to examine it and find that it is yet another Potion. I remember that I said I would visit the shop, so I do. I go in, and instantly the man at the counter says that I need to deliver something to Oak. I think, "Hey. I don't have anything better to do. Why not?" I depart Viridian and I head towards Pallet. I come across a few wild Pokemon, nothing I can't handle. I have trouble resisting the temptation of using Oak's custom-made Pokeball. I know that he will kill me if he finds out I use it that I used it though, so I don't use it. I arrive in Pallet with my level 8 Squirtle. I walk into Oak's lab to deliver his Pokeball. He says I am talented as a trainer and that his old Pokemon likes me. I tell him I brought the Pokeball, and he thanks me. Eliv comes in, and asks what he called him for. He says that he wants us to make a complete guide on all of the Pokemon in the world. My rival, Eliv says that he will get his sister to lend him a map and tell her not to give me one. "If you don't want me to have it, then why the heck did you even tell me about it in the first place, stupid?" I think. I leave to get a map. I leave Eliv's house, and depart Pallet town once more. I battle a few wild Pokemon. I use my turtle's bubbles against them. I arrive in Viridian. I purchase 5 Pokeballs. Who knows, I just might find a Pickachu. Poseidon and I depart the shop. I heal him, and head into the forest.
Team Mythology:
Poseidon;007;: Level 8: Tackle, Tail Whip, Bubble.

EDIT: Well, I can't double-post, so...

Chapter 2: A Walk in the Forest:
I enter the forest with Poseidon. I search for some wild Pokemon, hoping that I find a Pikachu. I find another Pokeball on the ground. I pick it up, and think, "Yay for clumsy trainers!" I continue my search for a Pikachu. I find a Metapod. Not exactly what I was looking for, but it will help Poseidon become stronger. I defeat it, and continue the Pikachu hunt. After 1 Caterpie, 2 more Metapods, and 1 level, I decide that perhaps chanting it's name doesn't attract it. I stop chanting, and keep searching. Poseidon and I grow bored, and we decide to battle a trainer and then continue our search. Bad idea. Poseidon gets poisined. I decide to finish the battle fast, keep using potions afterwards, and leave the forest to heal him. Unfortunately, I didn't bring an antidote with me. I'd had a strange feeling that I should have brought one. Poseidon reaches half of his normal health, and I begin to worry. I win the battle, and Poseidon grows a level. Good thing too, now he has more health. He reaches 12 HP, so I use a potion so that he will be at full health. With Poseidon at half of his normal health, I reach Nurse Joy. I buy an antidote. I continue my Pikachu hunt. I wish that I had an anti-bug repellant thing somewhere. I acidentally battle a trainer. I wish I didn't have to battle.I hope that Poseidon doesn't become so strong that he faints the Pikachu (if I ever find one!!!!!!!) I win the battle with Poseidon un-poisoned. I continue to search for a Pikachu to catch and train. I decide that I could always get one from a friend. Poseidon and I depart the forest, ready for Brock.
Team Mythology:
Poseidon;007;: Level 11: Tackle, Tail Whip, Bubble.

Altmer
21st February 2005, 6:10 PM
I'm going to do my challenge on Yellow. But I was just wondering if it is possible to ditch Pika and drop it into the box? Because I don't think I'm going to use it. I haven't decided on a type (or pokemon) yet, but I want to know if I can.

RaZoR LeAf
21st February 2005, 8:35 PM
Of course. Lose the rat.

Altmer
21st February 2005, 8:54 PM
I meant technically(as in is it technically possible to dump the yellow mouse?). But this answers my question.

I've decided I'll be doing a Fire Challenge on my yellow. I'll have to catch Moltres, but meh.

It's going to be hell to get through brock, but we'll have to see about that. I will update as soon as I can.

N.E.R.D.
22nd February 2005, 2:36 AM
how i start a psychic monotype?

i want to start one but i dont know how....

Altmer
22nd February 2005, 3:32 PM
pick a starter, play the game until you can catch your first psychic pokemon (abra) and then ditch your starter (unless you make it an HM slave).

C Sherbii S
23rd February 2005, 5:53 PM
This is an interesting challenge. I have this week off, so maybe I will do this on my red version. I will post here if I do.

edit
I restarted red version on 2/23/05. I am deciding to use grass type. I chose Bulbasaur from Prof. Oak (duh) and I have been training him since then. I made it through viridian forest.

Play time: 0:26
Pokémon:
;001; Bulbasaur lvl 11
hp 33
atk 18
def 19
speed 17
special 19

moves:
tackle
growl
leech seed
--

Altmer
25th February 2005, 7:59 PM
I've started too on my yellow version as of 25-2-2005 and I'm using fire types. (It'll take a while to get one, but well, that's the challenge, right?)

I got pika, beat my rival named Bert, did the errand, and basically thumped everything I saw. Went through the forest motionlessly, leaving no trace of who I was or where I went. Pikachu shocked, thumped, trashed and blew everything up that stood in my path. The trainers feared me. In whispers they spoke of me and Pikachu. The little rat enjoyed the attention. Then I got to Pewter City, to earn my first badge. My little Pikachu had just learnt Double Team (tip for anyone playing yellow and having to use this mouse against brock. TEACH HIM DOUBLE TEAM. IT PWNS THERE!). I managed to beat the underling and the geodude that Brock used. I got crippled by Onix. My second try involved getting beaten by geodude. I managed to beat him on my third attempt, by double-teaming, quick-attacking geodude around and onix as well (unless he used bide; I just thunder-waved then). I used up all of my attacks, seeing as quick attack didn't cut it, and basically struggled to victory.

I had earned my first badge! Way to go for the omniscient Altmer and his trusty pikachu >_<. I was disappointed at not having found a fire type yet, but I assured myself, that day would soon come. I rampaged through route 3 and mount moon. Pikachu gained level after level, his experience soaring through the roof. I managed to beat Jessie and James, and I entered Cerulean city through route 4. I decided to train a little before beating the local gym leader, and went up north. I beat my rival again, who must have a vivid memory of my pikachu by now, who had grown to level 24 by that time. (He really soared sky-high. Unless I would have trained pidgey of course, who really is the ultimate growing machine :D). I beat nugget bridge, and then turning west for a second, I saw a man standing alone with a little Charmander. A fire type! Something I had wanted since my very first dream of becoming a PKMN master! The man told me he wasn't able to care for his Charmander, and he offered to give it to me. Naturally, being the fire lover that I am, I accepted it, and the challenge to train a little Charmander from scratch. I put the little Pikachu in the box, thanked him for done services and headed out, wanting to put my little fire lizard (who I had named Ignis, after the latin word for fire) to the test.

~~Team Eruptare~~

;004; Ignis lvl.10

Scratch
Growl
Ember

In the box:

;025; lvl. 25 (coincidence?)

Thundershock
Quick Attack
Double Team
Thunder Wave


I am deciding to use grass type

Grass types are hell. I know this from experience in G/S/C. Their movepool is not very variable. But it is a good challenge ;)

Rukario
20th March 2005, 1:20 PM
If i am doing one for Leaf Green and Fire Red do i post it in here because there is no Monotype Challenge in the Leaf Green and Fire Red Forum and same for Ruby and Sapphire but i am also starting one for Yellow and i plan to do a Normal Type as it a challenge because of the Rock Gym straight up.
Post news soon.

RaZoR LeAf
20th March 2005, 2:49 PM
RBY Forum = RBY
FRLG Forum = FRLG
RS Forum = RS

Work it out.

Psychic Master
21st March 2005, 2:25 AM
IMPORTANT:
Because I only have one pokemon, and it is Squirtle, I have decided to switch themes. I thought about it, and it doesn't see like a challenge (especially not a monotype one) to have to beat the gae with about 5 different types. I have decided that I am now doing Water. I hope that this is okay, because y only Pokemon is a Water type. Anyways, I will update soon.

BuffyBoy
22nd March 2005, 12:52 AM
Ok I started this a few days ago and feel it is time for me to start writing.

I chose to do this challenge with the water type. I thought this would be a little easier than it has started. There are no usuable water types for the better part of the begining.

I easily crushed Brock and evolved my Squirtle at the end of the battle.

Misty was slightly more of a challenge, but thanks to Bide, I defeated her.

Lt. Surge was the devil!!! I just barely beat him on my third try.

I just pinched through Rock Tunnel.

I practically flew to Celadon City to get an Eevee. Evolved him into a Vaporean and taught him Bubblebeam and Ice Beam.

So there I am for the time being. It is all down hill from here.

Dark Sage Trevelyan
7th June 2005, 10:16 AM
A monotype challenge sounds extremely challenging. I chose the Normal type.

After I chose Squirtle, I ran to the Viridian Mart to get Oak's Parcel, and return to Pallet Town. Quickly returned to Viridian and got some Poké Balls. Soon, Pidgey, Rattata and Spearow were mine. Down in the box you go, Squirtle! I'm currently training a bit in Viridian Forest, defeating all the Bug Catchers and all. I will need to be at a high level before entering Pewter... Brock will be a definite problem.

I won't post my team yet, as all my Pokémon are just level 5... watch for future updates.

EDIT: Brock was easier then I expected! I started off with my Pidgey, abusing Sand Attack against Geodude. It was a long battle, but finally Gust fainted Geodude. Now came Onix. Again, I unleashed a massive amount of Sand Attacks, until Onix' accuracy couldn't drop any more. When it began to use Bide, I switched to Rattata to Tail Whip its defense down. After a long rage of Quick Attacks, Onix got one Tackle in, which was a OHKO due to the Screech attack. I switched to Spearow, and Peck finished the job.

;016; lv.11
Gust
Sand Attack

;019; lv.8
Tackle
Tail Whip
Quick Attack

;021; lv.9
Peck
Growl
Leer

EDIT: Well, after defeating Brock I caught a Jigglypuff and got through Mt.Moon pretty easily(unfortunately I didn't find a Clefairy), thanks to the TM of Water Gun. Without it I would have been stuck at many Hikers... Anyway, I got to Bill(on the route there my Pidgey evolved) and challenged Misty. Her Staryu fainted my Rattata, and her Starmie took care of Spearow and Pidgeotto. BUT! Jigglypuff got Starmie to sleep with Sing, and finished the job with multiple Mega Punches. The Cascadebadge was mine.

;017; lv.18
Gust
Sand-Attack
Quick Attack

;019; lv.17
Tackle
Tail Whip
Quick Attack
Hyper Fang

;021; lv.18
Peck
Growl
Leer
Fury Attack

;039; lv.19
Mega Punch
Sing
Water Gun
Defense Curl

TubeQueenLucy
8th June 2005, 1:37 PM
Can we train pokemon that aren't of the specified type if they'll evolve in to the type you chose, like choosing flying and training charmander?

Lovrina addict 4ever!!!!
18th June 2005, 1:34 PM
Sarting A poison Monotype. Yes, I am one of the few who can bare looking at that drooling Golbat... *restarts Red* Chose Bulbasaur. Beat My Rival. Bought 15 Poke Balls. Caught Nidoran Male.

;001; Lv 7
Tackle Growl Leech Seed

;032; lv 2
Leer Tackle

Electrode Destroyer
1st July 2005, 6:41 AM
Yeah... I decided to do normal-types. (one of the least popular, but I don't care.)
Starting off. Called myself Osborne, no freaking clue why.(at least I didn't call myself Nudenik) usual, my rival is called PkMn Crud. Started joking around, making the girl go onto the door of my house.Got bored, and went and picked my starter. I chose Charmander. Nicknamed it Substitute.
As usual, PkMn Crud picked Squirtle.
Crud. I forgot the Potion in the computer.
SO, that DIGITAL TURD MANAGED TO BEAT ME!
Oh well. On the way to Viridian, I beat a lvl 3 Rattata, making me feel better.
Went back to get the Potion . >.< Got another Potion from that Mart guy.
Didn't run into any more pokemon on the way to Viridian City.
Got Oak's Parcel. Went through the grassy areas to lvl up Substitute. A lvl 2 and a lvl 3 Rattata both helped Substitute to gain a lvl. Delivered Oak's Parcel. Got the Pokedex.
Got Pokeballs! Time to catch some Normal ***!
EDIT: Good times. I snagged myself a Rattata, which I nicknamed Big bitey, and then ditched my starter as soon as I caught a Pidgey, which I nicknamed Gustav (anyone who has read Lemony Snicket book no.2 would know that name.) Got through Viridian Forest, but got a bit annoyed that Big bitey got poisoned right near the end, Gustav was fainted, and I ended up back at Viridian City. Finally got through Viridian Forest (thank you Antidote lying on the ground) and I'm training for a battle against Brock. My 2 pokemon's levels will have to be at mid 10's if I want to beat Brock (It's gonna be HELL)

The team of boringness:
;016; Gustav lvl 13
Gust, Sand-Attack, Quick attack
;019; Big Bitey lvl 13
Tackle, Tail Whip, Quick attack

Mc Sicko
10th July 2005, 3:07 PM
i think ima do a flying type i havent seen 1 of those yet
and i get gyrados

Electrode Destroyer
11th July 2005, 9:05 AM
I managed to beat Brock. Sand-attack from Gustav soon brought Geodude to the point of missing all the time. I switched out for Big Bitey and Tail Whipped a bit. It soon got tedious because the Geodude kept using Defense Curl, so I finished it fast with a few Hyper Fangs. Onix was more trouble. Gustav's Sand Attack soon put Onix in the same position as the Geodude had been, but that damn Bide managed to do some damage to Gustav. The miraculously lucky Onix managed to score a Tackle, and render Gustav useless. So, a tiny Rattata versus a huge, powerhouse Onix. Big Bitey Hyper Fanged until the Onix managed to find out that Tackle will miss 90% of the time, then started Biding. Big Bitey's Tail Whip successfully made Bide useless, all the while weakening the rock snake. Hyper Fang struck hard, and after two of them, Onix was in red health. The Onix was as one-dimensional as I thought, and kept Biding. Just for a bit of fun, the last move was Tackle, and Onix fell. Brock gave me the Badge, as well as Bide, which I sold at the nearest Mart. Soon after, I had walloped some Bug Catchers and Youngsters, and had caught a Spearow which I nicknamed Demon beak, and a Jigglypuff, not nicknamed anything. Surprised at Jiggly's weakness, I sneaked inside Mt.Moon and got the Water Gun TM for it. Then I trained like mad until Jiggly and Demon beak were at lvl 14 (Jig) and 12 (Demon). Going through Mt.Moon, Jig put up a helluva fight, and managed to clear the path of Hikers, falling to a Zubat. Then Demon beak went on a fainting spree and managed to pwn everything (with the exception of Geodudes, I ran away from them)in sight, and we were outside. I took a rest in Cerulean City, then went and started training. Oh, and Gustav evolved. WOOT!
The Law of the Normal:

;039; Jigglypuff
Sing, Water Gun, Disable, Pound
lvl 14
;021; Demon beak
Peck, Growl, Leer
lvl 14
;017; Gustav
Gust, Sand-Attack
Quick Attack
lvl 18
;019; Big Bitey
Tackle, Tail Whip, Quick Attack, Hyper Fang
lvl 16

Eszett
11th July 2005, 11:54 AM
I'm thinking of starting a Ground type challenge, but I need to know whether I can use the Nidoran lines since they evolve into Ground types.

Psychic Master
11th July 2005, 6:58 PM
I forgot what level Poseidon was at between chapters. Sorry! I'll put the level he was at the end though. Same thing with the Moves.

Chapter 6: Cerulean City:
As I walked toward Cerulean City, I found TM 4, which is apperantly Whirlwind. I pick it up, and walk away.I go into tall grass, and find a wild Sandshrew. I took the pathetic rodent out in one hit. Poseidon punched him hard, and he was history. I went into Cerulean, and healed Poseidon. I go to the back yard of a man who knows much about badges. I find some kind of candy on the ground. It is rare, as it is one that I don't see often. Then I remember that it is a rare candy. I read the wrapper. It says, "RARE CANDY" on it. I feed it to Poseidon. He looks happier and stronger. I exit his house, and enter Misty's gym.

Chapter 7: Misty's Gym:
I enter the gym. A trainer swims over to me. I fight them. They send out a Horsea, I send out good ol' Poseidon. He punches the Horsea, who then spits bubbles at me. I have Poseidon punch the Horsea again, and it is knocked out. They then send out a Shellder, who also gets a closer look at Poseidon's fist. The Shellder rams me, and Poseidon punches it again. I win the battle. I fight another trainer. This one uses a Goldeen. Poseidon punches it. (sorry, I was typing so I missed their attack!) Poseidon punches it again, and it pecks him. Poseidon rams it and finishes it off, making us win the battle. From the battle, Poseidon gains a level, and I gain 380 dollars. Everybody wins! Except that other trainer.

Chapter 8: Misty Fight:
After beating her other two trainers, I healed Poseidon and fought Misty. She sent out a Staryu. She used an X Defend, and I accidentaly told Posiedon to use Water Gun instead of Mega Punch. My bad! I had Poseidon use Mega Punch, and she had Staryu ram me. Staryu missed Poseidon, but he hit Staryu. Staryu rammed him again, and hit this time, and he used Mega Punch. I could tell we had almost defeated Staryu. Staryu rammed Poseidon, and he rammed it right back. Staryu fainted. Misty sent out Starmie. This is where I got a little worriedm since it was so strong. Misty used an X Defend, and I had Poseidon punch the Starmie. It didn't look like it did much. Starmie rammed him. He used tail whip to lower the Starmie's defense.Starmie rammed Poseidon, who then punched Starmie. The same thing happened again. Starmie rams, Poseidon punches. Then the same thing happened again, except Poseidon missed, possibly costing us the battle.Once again, Starmie rammed, Poseidon punched, and hit this time. Starmie rammed him again, Poseidon punched, and we won! On our first try with NO advantage like we had with Brock! We were so happy for each other. Poseidon almost fainted, but he made it through the battle. Then, Poseidon grew a level, and I grew 2079 dollars richer! And, Misty awarded me with Bubblebeam, which I knew would be good for Poseidon. No more Water Gun, say hello to Bubblebeam! I left, healed, and went up a bridge, ready for whatever challenges awaited me.

Chapter 9: Hello, Eliv.:
I tried to enter a house, but Oficer Jenny was blocking it. I saw a bridge with some people, and I decided to cross it. But unfortunately, my old rival Eliv had other plans. I hoped that I could beat him so I didn't look like a wimp. He sent out a Pidgeotto and you can guess who I sent out. Poseidon used Bubblebeam, and Pidgeotto kicked sand in his eyes. Pidgeotto used Quick Attack, and Poseidon used Bubblebeam. Pidgeotto fainted. He sent out an Abra, who I know can do nothing but sleep and teleport away. How pathetic. Poseidon rammed it and knocked it out in one hit. He sent out a Rattata. It used Quick Attack. Poseidon used Mega Punch but missed. Then, Poseidon used Mega Punch and knocked Rattata out. I knew what was coming next. My rival sent out Bulbasaur. I was glad it wasn't an Ivysaur. Poseidon used Mega Punch and missed. I hate that Pidgeotto. Bulbasaur used Vine Whip. Poseidon used Mega Punch, and Bulbasaur used Tackle. I used a Potion. Bulbasaur used (EDIT: I forgot to type what move he used. I think it was Tackle, but I'm not sure. Sorry!) Poseidon used Mega Punch, and I won the battle! I thought I was going to lose to his Bulbasaur, but Poseidon was stronger than I had thought!

Chapter 10: Nugget Bridge:
I went back and healed, then went across the bridge, and found some battles waiting for me. The firrst trainer told me to beat the five trainers on this bridge which I learned was called Nugget Bridge, and then I'd get a prize. I accepted his challenge. Poseidon crushed his pathetic bugs with ease. Same deal with trainer two. Crushed her Pokemon easily. The third trainer was a young kid who thought he wouldn't be easy. He was way too confident. Poseidon still hasn't got a scratch. In the next battle, that changed. A Pidgey used Quick Attack. Poseidon would have attacked first if it hadn't been for that. Oh well. After I beat the Pidgey, I replaced Poseidoon's ramming ability(which if you still don't know was Tackle) with the ability to Bite enemies. I beat her. I beat the last Trainer and was ready to gain my prize. I got a golden nugget, but then the person who gave it to me was a Team Rocket member. I beat him easily too with Poseidon. No suprise to me.

Chapter 11: Road to Bill:
After beating all of those wimps, I found a TM45. I found out it was Thunder Wave, so I decided I'd sell it later. I walked to the East towards Bill's house, and found trainers. I purposely lost against one trainer. I had my reasons. (I puprosely lost against the Slowpoke guy so when I was done with the challenge I could get a Mew. I don't have a Game Link for RBYGSC to trade from my Red game.) I picked up a TM 19 off of the ground. I continued walking towards Bill's house. All of the trainers were wimps and I crushed them.

Team Aqua (yes I do want to be a member of them):
Poseidon the Wartortle ;008; Level 26
Bite
Tail Whip
Mega Punch
Bubblebeam

Now, I shall continue my game.

Electrode Destroyer
15th July 2005, 10:41 AM
As from now, I am quitting the Monotype Challenge. I can't be bothered getting up to the Mewtwo without duplicating Master Balls and Rare Candies, or catching over lvl100 pokemon. As from now, I Quit.

Green Treecko
22nd July 2005, 7:49 AM
you should take this to a hole new leveltry it with r/s/e/fr/lg.

Infinite Master Sceptile
23rd July 2005, 4:46 AM
It has been. I noticed this and decided to create a thread for FRLG. Here it is:
http://www.serebiiforums.com/showthread.php?t=75798

Nidogod
31st July 2005, 4:28 AM
I plan to start this challenge soon, but I have a question first. I am planning to do a ground monotype. Question: Can you use something that breaks the rules, if it will eventually follow them? - - I plan to have nidoking and nidoqueen, but at first I will be doubled up on nidorans. Also, they won't actually be ground until their last form. Are they still legal to use for a ground type challenge?

RaZoR LeAf
31st July 2005, 12:37 PM
It says in the first post, as long as their final forms match the type you can use them. And Nidoran male and Nidoran female are different pokemon, so you're not doubling up.

Protoman.EXE
1st August 2005, 5:09 PM
2004 RBY Monotype Challenge

Played through the game? Bored but want to play again? Simple, take up the Monotype challenge. The rules and ideas are simple:


You play through either Red, Blue or Yellow using pokemon of only one type (including Duel types who must share the chosen type)
If your chosen starter is not of the type you picked, you are forbidden to use it.
No matter how stuck you get you must not use any other types.
You are allowed to use only ONE set of TMs. This means trading between other versions of RBY and also GSC is forbidden.
As with TMs, you cannot trade between games for pokemon. This means obtaining level 5 pokemon via eggs in GSC. Trading for evolution is allowed (Machamp, Alakazam, Golem, Pikachu, Gengar). You may trade between RBY games, so long as you do so, when you reach the place said pokemon would naturally appear (ie, Electabuzz in the Power Plant)
After you pass certain events or feel the need to update, you reply to the topic with details on how your progress is going, the status of your team, how hard it is, etc.
You may have only ONE member of a famly in your team. That means no duplicating a pokemon to fill your spots. No having two Pikachus to fill out your team, or a Nidoking and a Nidorino.
Ghost and Dragon teams are not accepted due to lack of pokemon
The challenge is considered complete upon the reaching, or defeat of Mewtwo.
NO EXPLOITING ANY GLITCH WHAT-SO-EVER

Does having Nidoking and queen count?

Ze DreamGirl
1st August 2005, 5:52 PM
Not exploiting any glitche(s) ??? Impossible ! I love glitches...they make the game fun !

shadowlink
3rd August 2005, 5:45 PM
I might start...even if it means losing Mew. Meh, I'll get it again. Soo...I wanna know what is about medium difficulty for Yellow? This is my first monotype challenge, so I got no idea what type to choose. Any advice?

EDIT: Screw advice, I am going for Flying. Heh, should be easy enough

Ze DreamGirl
7th August 2005, 5:00 PM
I am doing a psychic monotype Challenge. How hard it was to beat Misty and her level 21 ;121; with my Kadabra ! but I manage do to it , in my 4th match and thanks to 7 potions.
Then I put all my other pokémon into the Box1: 3normal (I planed to make a normal monotype challenge but I change for psychic) and my starter wartortle.
after that I went to vermillion city and beat the two trainers before the entrance with my Lv23 Kadabra (Salem) . After that it gain one level more.

my team for the moment:
;064; (Salem) lv:24 moveset: Teleport
Confusion
Disable

I'll catch and train a drowzee later... ;096;

Dark Venusaur
30th August 2005, 8:00 PM
I will try that with Poison types so I could have Venusaur;003;

Yami ookami
30th August 2005, 8:04 PM
I want to try Dark pokemon, that'll be cool. Oh right this is red/green/blue/yellow, maybe water.

-Totodile-
31st August 2005, 8:39 PM
I'll be doing the Psychic Mono-Type Challenge on my Yellow. I'll post as I progress.

EDIT: When I can catch Poliwhirl/Poliwag, can I trade a Jynx from my Silver as long as I trade it for the Poliwhirl?

TubeQueenLucy
1st September 2005, 6:59 PM
OK we kinda bumped the topic here O_o...
Anyway my started al long time ago monotype is in Victory Road training... it is very weak... so Day 10 about:
Training:
Beedrill Lv.41 (ehehe)
Weezing Lv.42
Nidoking Lv.45
Gengar Lv.45
Venusaur Lv.42
Tentacruel Lv.43
If you didn't figure it out, my type is POISON. training training training...

EDIT: Managed to capture a Venomoth, whom I quickly named Motheyes and deposited Stinger for Venomoth.

;015; Stinger/Beedrill
Twineedle
Poison Sting
Fury Attack
Agility

Thank you Stinger, you got rid of Sabrina for me!

End of Day 10:
;049;Motheyed/Venomoth lv.45 (Bug/Poison with a psy attack? O_o)
;073;Cruel/Tentacruel lv.45 (What a creative name!)
;003;Bulby/Venusaur lv.45 (My lifelong ally.)
;034;King/Nidoking lv.45 (He PWNZ!)
;094;Haunt/Gengar lv.45 (Gassy.)
;110;Noxious/Weezing lv.42 (OK it's kinda hard to train him in Victory Road...)

DAY 11:
Just trying to train Nauseous... w00t it's at lv.45 now! I can finally attempt the E4.

Lorelei:
Man she was tough. She killed my Venusaur and Nidoking, but I got lucky with Gengar.
Bruno:
What a pushover! I destroyed him without taking any damage!
Agatha:
I was REALLY scared here... the most she did was some damage to my King with Night Shade though... thank god...
Lance:
I went all out with him, and it payed off. I decided to use Gengar against his Dragonite, and I found that it only knew normal offensive attacks! Meaning, I had a chance to heal my entire team in-battle, the destroy his Dragonite! It was still hard to KO though...
FINAL BATTLE: Gary
I was really scared before this battle... and I lost to Alakazam. I restarted and tried the battle again. Second time around, I pit my Cruel against Zam... and it survived Psychic with 6 HP! I got one Surf in before it finishes Cruel off. THANK GOD! Haunt put it to sleep then Night Shaded it to its doom! Rhydon purely stank, Exeggutor was being really dumb. He kept putting my pokes to sleep without realising I'm using a Pokeflute. Thank god for burns though... I burned him and Gary decided not to heal it. Gyarados falls to Haunt, and now it's only my 6 lv.45's-48's against his lv.65 Charizard... it's going to be close. Wow that was easy... I blew up by Weezing first, took it down to really weak, then he used Rage on my Cruel, after that, I finished it with a Surf.

After the battle, Oak walks in and it plays the Pallet Town music slowly. He congratulates me. He is angry at Gary because he lost so easily. I follow Oak into a small room with a computer in it, leaving Gary to mull over his loss alone. He says the room is called the Hall Of Fame. I see a cool show showing me and my pokeys. Then I waitch the pokemon Red Credits. The game restarts and I find myself in Pallet. I save my progress, then proceed to change the color scheme. I heard rumors of a super-strong pokemon I learned a little about in the abandoned Pokemon Mansion. I heard that it is a Psychic type. Since I am Poison Master, I decide to defeat it.

END OF THE GAME: Mewtwo:
Incomplete.

RaZoR LeAf
1st September 2005, 9:43 PM
I'll be doing the Psychic Mono-Type Challenge on my Yellow. I'll post as I progress.

EDIT: When I can catch Poliwhirl/Poliwag, can I trade a Jynx from my Silver as long as I trade it for the Poliwhirl?

Do you not understand the "No trading from GSC" part of the rules?
You catch a Poliwhirl when you can, then you trade for Jynx in Cerulean.

Shiny Rokon
13th September 2005, 9:43 AM
Blue version
BUG element

Butterfree lv 15
Beedrill lv 15

At Mount Moon, trying to catch a good stat, low level Paras to add to the party.
So far been good, easy to train bug pokemon, especially with no real challenging trainers or wild pokemon threatening them just yet. Was a bit worried about the youngster on route 3, his lv 15 spearow didn't end up using peck though! lucky me :P

Boulder Badge: Easy with Butterfree's confusion

Suica
10th October 2005, 6:26 AM
I'll just hope that 9/13 to 10/9 doesn't count as a month. Anyways, cool. I'll try it with Water-types.

Squirtle lv. 5

Fresh start.

Obiwan Shinobi
4th November 2005, 2:19 AM
Can I start?
I wanna do Flying?


Picked Charmander
Lost to Gary
More info later.


Also, who makes a good HM slave?

Rat
5th November 2005, 1:33 AM
Taking up the challenge on Pokemon Red, using the straight Poison type. I'll start with Bulbasaur and box it as soon as I catch one of the Nidorans. More later. :D

Masquieran Chilli
5th November 2005, 3:11 AM
i'll start a ground type challenge
Progress:Chose a squirtle beat gary, delivered oak's parcel and caught a nidoran male and a nidoran female.
Team:
;032; Lv.8 Nidoran male
Leer
Tackle
Horn Attack

;029; Lv.8 Nidoran female
Growl
Tackle
Scratch

Rat
5th November 2005, 4:22 AM
EDIT: Progress report! Caught NidoranF, Leveled up both to 10 before taking on Gary. Grinded in Viridian Forest to 14 each and took on Brock. The first two attempts I led with the female, and saw some truly HAX things: Poison Sting missed 80% of the time(the random number generator hates me), and then this happened:

Barbara used POISON STING!
Foe GEODUDE was poisoned!
BROCK used FULL HEAL on GEODUDE!

All in the same round, I kid you not. HAX!

On the third try, I led with Bowser instead and went until Onix finally dropped him at near-death, so Barbara finished the fight.

Fought the next route's trainers and evolved, then saved at the entrance to Mt. Moon. Next: Team Rocket ownage and a new addition!

Team Venom (AKA straight poison hardcore)

;033; Bowser L.17
Horn Attack
Poison Sting
Tackle
Leer

;030; Barbara L.17
Scratch
Poison Sting
Tackle
Growl

halibabica
6th November 2005, 3:37 PM
If the goal is straight poison, you won't be evolving those nidorans more than once.

Rat
7th November 2005, 2:40 AM
I know. :D I'm also getting only 3 more Pokes, but at least I get to evolve those more.

Suica
9th November 2005, 4:41 AM
Holy hax. Update. Lv. 19 Wartortle. Stuck at Cerulean Gym. Leveling up.

Obiwan Shinobi
19th November 2005, 8:40 PM
Who'd make a good HM slave? :/

Well anyway:

*Caught Pidgey
*Caught Spearow
*Raised Charmander, Pidgey, Spearow to Level 10
*Charmander beat Gay's Pidgey and my Pidgey beat Gary's Squirtle
*Went to Bug Forest
*Found an Antidote and Pokeball.
*Saved in Pewter

Here's my team:

Charmander Level 11
Attack 17 / Defence 16 / Speed 21 / Special 17
Scratch
Growl
Ember

Pidgey Level 11
Attack 17 / Defence 16 / Speed 20 / Special 15
Gust
Sand-Attack

Spearow Level 10
Attack 20 / Defence 12 / Speed 21 / Specail 12
Peck
Growl
Leer

Angelic Elf Ivy
20th November 2005, 1:05 AM
I'm gonna try this in my Yellow version with only thunder type! So far I have:

Pokemon
;025; Pikachu(Sparks) Lv 5
Thundershock
Growl
Attack- 10
Defense- 8
Speed- 14
Special- 10

Money
$3000
Badges
0
Play Time
0 hours 8 minutes

I just lost to Gary in the lab which isn't a very good start to the game, and now I'm gonna go train Sparks and see how I do against some trainers. :p Hope I can beat Brock with just one pokemon!

RaZoR LeAf
20th November 2005, 1:27 AM
Who'd make a good HM slave? :/

I assume you'll want a pokemon with Surf eventually anyway. You only use Flash once, and you can get through Rock Tunnl without it. Fly isn't neceesary, and since you're doing a Flying team I suspect you'll use it anyway. That leaves Cut and Strength. For the start of the game Oddish/Bellsprout do well enough for cutting. Later on, you can put both Cut and Strength on Licktung, Sandshrew/slash or Pinsir

Obiwan Shinobi
20th November 2005, 7:17 PM
Thank you.

*Baet Brock
*(Put TM34, Dome Fosil, and Rare Candy in the PC.
*Got Magikarp, Zubat, and Spearow (to trade with that guy in vermillion)
*Beat Gary
*Pidgey evolved
*Charmander evolved
*Caught Oddish (HM Slave)
*Put ThunderWave TM in Box.
*Beat the rock guy
*Traded Spearow for Farfethe'd
*Healed my Pokemon
*Headed to fight Misty

Pokemon:

Charmeleon: Attack 31 / Defence 29 / Speed 37/ Specail 32
Leer / Growl / Scratch / Ember
Pidgeotto: Attack 35 / Defence 32 / Speed 40 / Special 30
Gust / Sand-Attack / Quick Attack
Spearow: Attack 43 / Defence 18 / Speed 36 / Special 19
Peck / Growl / Leer / Fury Attack
Magikarp: Attack 9 / Defence 17 / Speed 24 / Special 12
Splash
Zubat: Attack 17 / Defence 14 / Speed 20 / Special 18
Leech Life / Supersonic
Farfetche'd: Attack 25 / Defence 23 / Speed 26/ Special 25
Peck / Sand-Attack / Leer / Fury Attack

Edit: Taught Charmeleon Dig- and beat LT Surge. Zubat wasn't doing much for me. So I dicthed for Butterfree.

Masquieran Chilli
22nd November 2005, 1:09 AM
Update: i haven't updated in a while and i have done lots i cannot remember the levels they were anywhere in the game so i'll say what they are now

Team:Training for E4

;034;Nidoking Lv.53
;031;Nidoqueen Lv.51
;051;Dugtrio Lv.57
;028;Sandslash Lv.49
;075;Graveler Lv.53
;112;Rhydon Lv.53

Angelic Elf Ivy
23rd November 2005, 6:33 PM
Ok! Almost forgot to do this. >_<
Anyway, I first trained my Pikachu to level 8 then went to battle Gary and defeated his level 9 spearow and level 8 eevee.
Then I continued on to Viridian Forest where I fought and defeated all of the trainers easily.
Once out of the forest I went to the gym and fought the trainer who seemed to be a bit too stupid to know that light years measured distance.
Once I had beaten him I left the gym to go to route um. . .whatever (it's the one right before Pewter City) and trained Pikachu to level 16.
I then went back to the gym and beat Brock on my first try. (the onix was easier than the geodude. . .odd)
I then went to the route that's right before Mt. Moon and battled and beat all of the trainers.
Once finished with the trainers I stopped by the pokemon center to heal Pikachu before continueing on. (the battles did level him up to level 18 though)
Once inside Mt. Moon I decided I would battle most but not all of the trainers so as not to level Pikachu up too high.
During a battle with a Youngster Pikachu leveled up to 20 and wanted to learn slam which I let him only after acidentaly deleating thundershock, my main weapon against Misty. T_T
Life went on because once I got to the Super Nerd garding the Helix and Dome fossils I beat him easily and took Helix fissil. (not like it matters. can't use it anyway)
Once at the end of Mt. Moon I defeated Team Rocket with some dificulty but I did win.
Now I'm in Cerulean City with these stats:
Pokemon:
;025; Sparks
Hp 56
Lv 21
Attack 32
Defense 24
Speed 49
Special 30
Attacks:
Slam
Quick Attack
Tail Whip
Double Team
Ash(me)
Money $ 6338
Badges 1, Bolder Badge
Play Time 2hrs 42min
Now to beat Misty! Somehow. . .

Rat
4th December 2005, 1:46 PM
MAJOR progress report!

I picked up the Water Gun TM on the first floor of Mt. Moon and taught it to Barbara so I could take out all the Hikers' Geodudes with ease. I pretty much razed the cave inside and out, and Raticate man was a breeze(yanno, the guy in the middle of Mt. Moon that they made EASIER since Yellow onwards). I picked the Dome Fossil though it doesn't matter much since it's gonna stay dead.

I emerged into the route west of Cerulean City and went into the grass to catch my next team member. Ekans showed up right away, and I caught him without a problem, naming him Asmodeus. I stuck him in front and started bait-switch training the lil' snakey, starting with that loser Gary(I chuckled at the name I gave him... man, there I go, laughin' at my own jokes again). I whipped him and the happy little bridge family, getting a OMG! YOU'RE KIDDING ME! Nugget as a prize. HOW FABULOUS.

I cleaned house up Bill's route and got a ticket from the guy himself. I did everything there was to do in Cerulean except take on Misty, who I planned to power-pwn later, and taught my Ekans Dig. He caught up very quickly in levels, thanks to that and the ever-so-unfair first-gen version of Wrap.

I moseyed on to Vermilion, picking up a Full Restore on the way, and took my time on the surrounding routes. Then I boarded the S.S. Anne, and proceeded to spike an' snake every challenger there into submission. Then I picked up TM08--Body Slam--and made Barbara even awesomer. Gary was at his easiest yet. Then Asmodeus evolved and made it even easier. :D

After she set sail, I left the harbor and biked back to Misty's(yeah, I picked up the Bicycle somewhere in there) to take her on with my level 26 team. I led with Bowser, though he proved once again to be not nearly as tanky as Barbara, as he fell when Misty's second Pokemon was near death... AGAIN! Barb picked up the slack and I got a Bubblebeam TM for my trouble, which I immediately overwrote Water Gun with. Yanno the first Pokemon I ever taught Bubblebeam to was my Clefairy? Ah, good times.

I booted up HM01 so I could teach it to one of my dangerous three, but I'd forgotten that RBY has different HM compatibility than GSC onward. This meant I had to deviate slightly and catch an Oddish. And I had so wished I coulda been entirely inclusive...

With Oddish caught and properly named, I gave it the HM and proceeded to Cut away. I picked off the three trainers in Surge's gym and unlocked the doors with relative ease, and swept the man himself... into the floor, using the floor, literally, as I led with Arbok and he Dug the entire battle to drop his Pokemon one by one. Man, I'm on a roll today!

So then I headed directly to Rock Tunnel, smashing everyone on the way and getting whatever secret items I knew were around. Now it's time to bust out the ol' beat-up Prima guide, cuz I don't have Flash and a map will be mighty useful to me now.

Team Venom (like, rawr)

;033; Bowser L.28
Horn Attack
Tackle
Poison Sting
Focus Energy

;030; Barbara L.28
Body Slam
Bubblebeam
Scratch
Poison Sting

;024; Asmodeus L.28
Bite
Dig
Wrap
Glare

;043; Slave L.14
Absorb
Cut

Fireboy
10th December 2005, 11:24 PM
ok i started a new game on my blue i'm gonna try it with flying pokemon so i'm choosing charmander

dream eater
2nd January 2006, 12:42 AM
as its a new year it time to do a new game (if i can find it that is) umm i think ill choose blue. ok ill pick poison pokemon for a challenge. *thinking how to defeat brock*

~*Frost*~
15th January 2006, 3:33 PM
I really want to try this, but I have a few problems, a) I can't decide what version to use (red, blue, yellow) and b) I can't decide between these different types:

Grass
Bug
Poison

Any suggestions?

Note: I am looking for a challenge.

Edit: Ok decided to use Blue Version and go for Grass, should be interesting. Ok started up the game, listened to that old geezer jabber on about pokemon and how boring his life is, and something about my destiny (I wasn't really paying attention), then entered my name. I then named my rival Jesus, for no apparent reason. Turned off that crappy music coming out of the GBA and got out my I-river and started listening to some INXS. Realised its 2 AM at the moment, yet ignore it completly (I need not sleep). Suddenly I appeared staring at the TV in my bedroom, yep I lead a great life. I went up to my PC, spent about 10 minutes trying to remember my password and withdrew a potion. I walked up the stairs and went outside completly ignoring my mother, she gets on my nerves that woman. Then because I was very bored I decided to go out into the grass and roll around in it, then I realised I had allergies and started sneezing. Then that old geezer showed up again thinking I was under attack. Then he started rambling on about I need a Pokemon to protect me, well he was offering me one for free so I could hardly say no. Stupid Jesus was there too, seemed he wanted a Poke for himself. After listening to the geezer ramble on some more he finally let me choose one. The first one looked like a rat with its tail on fire so I went past it. The second one looked like something from one of those science experiments that go wrong so I left it there. The one on the end didn't look any better, some sort of bio-fusion gone wrong, however there was something about it I liked so I chose it. I decided to call it Bio-Fuse in honour of my first impression of it. Jesus than took that stupid rat. I was getting really tired of that stuffy laboratory and wanted to get back outside, but then that damn Jesus insited I come to his place for a drink. I said no and he took it to offence and decided to fight me using his rat. So I chucked Bio-Fuse into the fray. Stupid rat scratched Bio-Fuse a few times, but Bio-Fuse wacked its butt off the podium. Bio-Fuse went up a level, great *sarcasm*.

Well thats it for now, my finger really hurts for some reason and I'm tired.
Current Stats:

Bio-Fuse ;001;
Level 6
HP 22
Attack 12
Defence 12
Speed 11
Special 14

Tackle
Growl
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charizard trainer #1
16th January 2006, 2:53 AM
Well i've started the challenge and i've chosen flying types. So i've started out with charmander. About to battle gary...

~*Frost*~
16th January 2006, 2:42 PM
Okay so now its 12:30 AM, what is with me and playing Pokemon at some ungodly hour in the morning? Ah well where was I? What music should I listen to today? I think Queen will do nicely. (Another one Bites the Dust :P) Now I remember I had just defeated Jesus. Well time to get back to that nice fluffy grass. But you reckon they would give me a break, out jumps a Rattata. Well this rats going to hell. Talked to some advertiser, he didn't convince me one bit, however he did give me a nice potion. As I neared the end of Route 1 a pidgey popped up. Bio-Fuse made quick work of it leveling up to 7 and learning leech seed :D I stopped off at the Poke Centre so Bio could his HP back. Then because I couldn't be bothered listening to some bug nerd jabber on about worms I decided to visit that Poke Mart. No sooner had I walked into the door, the shop clerk demanded I take a parcel to that old geezer, why doensn't he come get it? He sure needs the exercise. Still I reluctantly agreed to take it to him. Walking back to the geezer I was jumped by another rat which Bio took care of easily. The geezer got his package and he gave Jesus and I some electronic encyclopedia, I never listen to him. Then I decided to get a map from Jesus' sister. The virgin Mary, yeah right (sorry if someone doesn't agree with my view here, don't take it personally, I just find it hard to believe she never EVER....well you know).

Just having a little break, but I will get back to it, something important has come up.

Altmer
16th January 2006, 2:56 PM
I assume you'll want a pokemon with Surf eventually anyway. You only use Flash once, and you can get through Rock Tunnl without it. Fly isn't neceesary, and since you're doing a Flying team I suspect you'll use it anyway. That leaves Cut and Strength. For the start of the game Oddish/Bellsprout do well enough for cutting. Later on, you can put both Cut and Strength on Licktung, Sandshrew/slash or Pinsir

personally I dump Cut and Strength on my Charmander if I chose that. Oddish/Bellsprout...

I usually DO use flash, because I hate the dark. So I get an Abra.

Surf: any water type

fly: any flying type

RaZoR LeAf
16th January 2006, 5:05 PM
Well he's doing a Flying team, so I assumed he'd want to keep those attacks off Charizard.

Altmer
16th January 2006, 5:35 PM
Well he's doing a Flying team, so I assumed he'd want to keep those attacks off Charizard.

Yeah, in that case I would too....I think I missed that. You can always go for Sandshrew anyways, who is found early in the game.... (route after mt. moon in blue, around mt. moon in yellow), and in Red, use oddish/Geodude...

charizard trainer #1
17th January 2006, 4:10 AM
Well i defeated Gary at Oak's lab really easily. I also defeated him at the pokemon league place without too much trouble.

I'm in the forest....

TEAM:

Charmander (level 10)
scratch
ember
growl

Pidgey (level 9)
Gust
sand attack

NOSTRODAMU aka Metapod (level 8)
tackle
string shot

EDIT: I breezed through the forest and easily defeated Brock's apprentice. I lost against Brock first time around but second time i defeated him. The second time Charmander defeated Geodude and the combined effort of Nostrodamu (butterfree) and Pidgey defeated Onix. Charmander was level 12, so was pidgey and Nostrodamu was level 11.

Went through the cave easily (got a Zubat and called it Dracula) and then faced Gary whi i breezed over. Thrashed him is the words.

TEAM:

CHARMELEON (level 19)
Scratch
Growl
Ember
Leer

PIDGEOTOO (level 19)
Gust
Sand-attack
Quick attack

BUTTERFREE (NOSTRODAMU) LEVEL 17
tackle
stun spore
confusion
Poison Powder

ZUBAT aka DRACULA (level 8)
Leech seed.

ChronaMew
27th March 2006, 5:00 AM
Chrona woke up one morning. It was the day to start off his Pokemon journey. He ran outside and ran up, trying to find a wild pokemon. The Prof caught up to him, and told him to go to the lab, where he could get his own pokemon. He went in, and saw his rival Jay (just a generic name) standing there, also waiting for a pokemon. None of the pokemon in the pokeballs interested him, so he just picked the tiny water turtle, as a future means of getting past water. He defeated Jay and his little Bulbasaur quickly, and ran outside. He ran straight to the town to get to the pokemon mart, to get some pokeballs. The owner told him to take a package back to the Prof, so Chrona ran all the way back down. He then recieved a pokedex. Running back up, he went into the pokemart again. He bought a lot of pokeballs, and went to the west of the city in search of pokemon. He managed to catch a Spearow, who he named Hawkeye. He went to the pokemon center and put the little turtle into the PC. He then went back down on the road to Pallet town, and caught a Rattata which he named Ziggy, and a Pidgey which he named Falcos. They trained in the forest picking on the little bugs, and decided to take on the gym leader of the next town. They managed to win, and recieved a TM, a badge, and a minimal amount of money for their victory. They dashed out of town in search for more teammates, and managed to find one - a pink little Jigglypuff. When caught, and named Songstress, the fluffball used its singing to help keep the wild pokemon away somehow. They ran up to Mt Moon, where they found Team Rocket trying to steal fossils. They destroyed the rockets, and managed to get a small fossil, and two moonstones. They also found a Rare Candy, and a TM with Watergun, which Songstress learned. Right before the exit, another curious creature appeared, a Clefairy. Hawkeye pecked at it to weaken it, but was destroyed. Falcos was the last one left, and he was near dead. The first pokeball failed, but the second one managed to capture it. As a reward for helping capture this elusive pokemon, Falcos got to eat the candy they found. Right after he ate it, he evolved into a Pidgeotto!

I'll edit in more tomorrow, in a hurry to get off
Falcos - lvl 18
Ziggy - lvl 15
Songstress - lvl 13
Hawkeye - lvl 16
Clefairy (deciding nickname) - lvl 10

x9ss
29th March 2006, 1:48 PM
I Already Started This Thing Before I Saw This Thread =D
Team;
Charmeleon (Diablo *Male Sign*) Lvl 35
Max HP - 104
Attack - 65
Defense - 63
Speed - 74
Special - 60
Moves;
Scratch
Slash
Ember
Leer

Farfetch'd (Dux) *He's My Cut/Fly Slave*
Important Stats;
Knows Cut =/

Location;
Trying To Beat Lt.Surge

Badges;
2

Mr. Bikini fan
16th April 2006, 7:27 PM
Serious, that was a difficult challenge, it sucked and it only took me 458:36 to finish 1 type and it's Rock.

Stupid
;076; lvl 64
Moves:
Explosion
Rock throw
Stomp
Earthquake (Non TM learnt)

Boring
;095; lvl 64
Moves:
slam
Bind
Rock throw
harden

Pathectic
;142; lvl 65
Moves:
Fly (HM learnt)
Hyper beam
wing attack
Agility

Game
;112; lvl 63
Horn attack
Horn drill
Stomp
Take down

And that's it there was onlt 4 rock pokemon i had and it was kinda stupid.

RaZoR LeAf
16th April 2006, 8:30 PM
Omastar and Kabuto gone to the beach together have they? Or did you forget them?

Mr. Bikini fan
18th April 2006, 9:47 PM
Um i only got Kabuto in PC and it's level 5, it only has.

Scratch
Harden
Surf

demonman
21st April 2006, 7:02 PM
i did it with fire (i cheated to use surf, but no battling)

charizard at lvl80
arcanine at lvl 78
magmar at lvl 63
rapidash at lvl 73
moltres at lvl 80
flareon at lvl 70

(i used a low level tentacool to surf but no battling)

RaZoR LeAf
21st April 2006, 7:15 PM
i did it with fire (i cheated to use surf, but no battling)

charizard at lvl80
arcanine at lvl 78
magmar at lvl 63
rapidash at lvl 73
moltres at lvl 80
flareon at lvl 70

(i used a low level tentacool to surf but no battling)

Having a HM Slave is allowed.

Jish
23rd April 2006, 6:25 AM
My favorite type is grass, and I got fairly far with a mono-grass team in Silver, so I decided to do a ... Bug monotype. (not really) Obviously I went with Grass. And I'm playing on VBA, so training is not nearly as boring as it would be normally. (thanks to the speed-up key)

So... I named myself Jish (no surprise there), and the rival Greg for some reason. Oh, and this is Blue version. I picked Bulba, and it evolved in the Viridian Forest. Brock was incredibly easy, as he should be, and then I headed to Mt. Moon, where I caught a Paras. I am currently training it outside the cave. Once it gets Spore and Dig (TM), it will become infinitely more useful.
So... yeah. Not very far at all. But I'll be able to snag a Bellsprout soon. After that, my team will be pretty lonely for a while until I can reach the Safari Zone and get myself an Exeggcute and Tangela.

My current team:
;002; Angre Lv. 27
Tackle
Poisonpowder
Leech Seed
Vine Whip

;047; Mongrel Lv. 27
Scratch
Stun Spore
Leech Life
Spore

;070; Cavernous Lv. 27
Vine Whip
Wrap
Growth
Sleep Powder

EDIT: I trained Mongrel up to 20, so now it knows Leech Life. Angre also grew a level, and Growl was replaced with PoisonPowder. Whether or not I decide to keep that move on it will be determined later. But for now, it's time to delve into Mt. Moon. Zubats should be easily pwnt by Leech Life, thanks to the old flawed RBY type chart. Hooray!

MORE EDIT: Serebii's Pokedex was wrong, and it threw me off! I thought Paras evolved at Level 24, but the dex said it was 26. So I planned on waiting to evolve it until he knew Spore... but it turned out I was right and it evolved at 24! So now I have to restart to my last save state (not very far back, actually) and prevent it from evolving. ...... Ok, I did that. Team info has been updated. I'm about to head up to Nugget Bridge / Bill's House, and then I can get a Bellsprout, train it, and fight Misty.

EVEN MORE EDIT: Well, I caught the Bellsprout, and named it Cavernous. I have no idea why. Anyway, I trained it like I planned and it is now at Level 27. It has been added to my team info above. Still haven't gone to Bill's House or fought Misty yet.

Jish
23rd April 2006, 8:58 AM
I know double-posting is frowned upon, but I think I've made enough changes to my last post, and I'd like to show some actual progress, rather than just editing the same thing over and over again.

Anyway, I swept through Misty with no troubles whatsoever. I grabbed Dig and taught it to Mongrel, then picked up a Spearow and headed to Vermillion.
In Vermillon, I traded Spearow for Farfetch'd, got the Bike Voucher, and fought everyone on the route to the right. After picking up the Bike, I went through the SS Anne and pretty much dominated everything with my Grass moves. During the fight with Greg, Angre evolved again. Also notable was the Body Slam TM I found, which was taught to Angre.
After all that stuff, I taught DUX Cut and completely obliterated the entire Vermillion Gym with Mongrel's Dig.

My team is currently as follows:

;003; Angre Lv. 32
Razor Leaf
Body Slam
Poisonpowder
Leech Seed

;047; Mongrel Lv. 32
Scratch
Dig
Leech Life
Spore

;070; Cavernous Lv. 32
Vine Whip
Wrap
Acid
Sleep Powder

;083; DUX Lv. 10
Peck
Sand-Attack
Leer
Cut

UPDATE:
I've made some more progress now. I went through the Rock Tunnel, beat the Game Corner Hideout thing, and just beat Erika. I also shelled out pretty much ALL of my money for Hyper Beam, and I also bought a couple Leaf Stones. My team is currently:

;003; Angre Lv. 38
Body Slam
Poisonpowder (to be replaced with Sleep Powder eventually)
Leech Seed
Razor Leaf

;047; Mongrel Lv. 38
Double Edge
Dig
Leech Life (to be replaced with Swords Dance)
Spore

;071; Cavernous Lv. 39
Razor Leaf
Wrap
Hyper Beam
Sleep Powder (to be replaced with Toxic)

And then DUX, of course (who now knows Fly)

Exeggutor and Tangela to come soon:

;103; Peanicle
Sleep Powder
Psychic
Mega Drain
Explosion

;114; Bikdike
Sleep Powder
Stun Spore
Growth
Mega Drain

Jish
30th April 2006, 8:06 AM
Ugh, Triple post. But it's been like, a week, and nobody's responded yet...

Anyway, I've made a ton of progress since the last update, so here's a basic rundown of what happened.

After completing Celadon City, I headed back to Lavender to tackle the Pokémon Tower. All the Gastlies were pretty annoying, since grass moves are not very effective against them, but overall it wasn't too tough. So I got the Flute and left. I took the path south of Lavender, woke up / defeated the Snorlax, and fought all the Trainers for experience. I ended up having to fly back a few times because of all the Bird Keepers, but overall it wasn't too difficult.

After arriving in Fushia, things became interesting. The first thing I did was head to the Safari Zone and, among other things, get an Exeggcute. I also gathered the majority of the items, found the Gold Teeth, and got Surf. In fact, finding Exeggcute was the hardest part. For some reason, they just weren't showing up. But once I got it, I named it Peanicle.

So after that, I whipped out my rod (getcha mind outta da gutta) and caught a Krabby, named it Orgulloso (my friend suggested it... don't ask), and taught it Surf and Strength. Now is the most open-ended part of the game. I could either fight Koga, head to Saffron and do all that junk, or train. Well, I chose to train Peanicle. It was not fun. I taught it Egg Bomb via TM, but it was still a pain in the *** to train.

I first trained it on the route east of Vermillion. It took forever, but it finally gained some power. I thought the Psychic TM was given to you by Sabrina, do I never got that. It would have been infinitely easier if I had, but hey, it's too late now. Anyway, I managed to defeat everybody on the Bike Road with Peanicle, and it finally started getting somewhat powerful (gasp).

With some more bait-and-switch with Peanicle, I took down Koga's gym and obtained Toxic, which was taught not to Cavernous, but Angre. I decided this was better, and I wouldn't have to wait 20 years for Angre to learn Sleep Powder. I then headed over to Saffron, found the Psychic TM, cried in the corner for a minute, then taught it to Peanicle. Silph Co. was as long and boring as always, but my team got plenty of experience, which is always good. Giovanni was, predicatably, quite easy.

The Fighting Dojo fell to its knees with Peanicle's Psychic, and Sabrina's Gym was taken down as well by the combined efforts of Peanicle and Mongrel (since the others were weak to Psychic, I avoided using them too much). At this point, I could either head straight to Cinnabar from Pallet Town or go through Seafoam. I chose the former, then realised that I never got my Tangela. I debated for a while if I actually wanted one now, and decided to get it.

I then made a detour to the Power Plant for items and experience, and decided to catch Zapdos for some reason. Hey, I'm not using it, I just caught it. I'm not breaking any rules here. After that little excursion, I trained Bikdike (my Tangela), who turned out to be as impossible to train as Peanicle was. But once it was in the late 30's, I decided to screw it and headed to the Seafoam Islands. All the swimmers fell prey to Bikdike, despite how bad a move Absorb is.

The Seafoam Islands are usually my least favorite place in the game, but they actually weren't that bad this time. Probably just because they were easier than I remembered. But anyway, I caught Articuno (once again, I'm not going to use it, so I'm not breaking any rules here), and headed to Cinnabar, destroying more swimmers with Bikdike. The Pokémon Mansion was annoying, as always, but I prevailed, and Bikdike learned Solar Beam from the TM in the basement. Whoo! My team is nearly complete now. (Oh yeah, and I taught Peanicle Self-destruct at some point, and Mongrel learned Swords Dance)

Blaine had to potential to be the ruiner of worlds here, but he was surprisingly not that bad. Mongrel sweeped the Growlithe and Ponyta with Spore + Swords Dance + Dig, but Rapidash was causing me some huge problems with Fire Spin. So I switched out to Angre, Toxiced it, and then it died a slow, painful death. Arcanine fell prey to the same combo as the others - Mongrel put it to sleep, Swords Danced, then Digged. The Volcano badge was now mine.

Viridian City's gym was next. I picked off the rest of the trainers in the ocean north of Cinnabar, then headed to the Gym. There wasn't really much of a challenge here, actually. The battle with Greg on the way to Indigo Plateau was significantly harder, but still not much of a problem. I'm currently heading up to Victory Road. My team is as follows:

;003; Angre lv. 49
Body Slam
Toxic
Leech Seed
Razor Leaf

;047; Mongrel lv. 49
Double-Edge
Dig
Swords Dance
Spore

;071; Cavernous lv. 49
Razor Leaf
Wrap
Hyper Beam
Sleep Powder

;103; Peanicle lv. 49
Psychic
Mega Drain
Sleep Powder
Selfdestruct (to be replaced with Explosion)

;114; Bikdike lv.49
Solarbeam
Growth
Sleep Powder
Stun Spore

;098; Orgulloso lv. 15
Bubble
Leer
Surf
Strength

VICTORY ROAD + ELITE 4

Victory Road was kind of a pain in the backside, and I had to leave and come back to get all the items laying around. Moltres became mine, and Peanicle learned Explosion. I then trained my team up to level 53, and used my ten rare candies to get each one of them up to 55. I then bought a bunch of crap (very little of it was actually used - I expected the E4 to be harder), used up the stat-upping vitamins I've been saving this whole time, and headed in for the final battles. Here's how it went down:

Lorelei: Cavernous and Angre sweeped the whole team - Razor Leaf on everything but Jynx, who was Body Slammed.

Bruno: Bikdike sweeped the whole team by putting the first Onix to sleep, then Growthing a few times and Solarbeaming everything

Agatha: Peanicle sweeped the whole team, but Confuse Ray caused some problems. Her last Pokémon remaining was Arbok, which was killed with Explosion due to Peanicle's extremely low HP. After the battle I revived it.

Lance: Killed Gyarados with Bikdike using sleepy growth method. Swapped to Mongrel for the two Dragonairs, both went down easily after Sporing the first and Swords Dancing up. Took down Aerodactyl with Angre, then used Toxic + Leech Seed on Dragonite. It was surprisingly easy, and my original plan was to only weaken Dragonite with Toxic/Seed, then switch to Mongrel for the kill. But apparently that was not necessary.

Greg:
Pidgeot - killed with Peanicle's Psychic. No problems here whatsoever.
Alakazam - sent out Cavernous, took heavy damage from Psychic, but killed it with Hyper Beam.
Rhydon - left Cavernous out, killed with Razor Leaf.
Exeggutor - switched to Angre, killed with Toxic / Body Slam.
Gyarados - managed to kill it with Toxic and Razor Leaf (9 HP remaining).
Charizard - Switched to Peanicle, put it to sleep, killed with two Psychics.

And that's it. End o' Game. Now I just have to hunt down Mewtwo.

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FINAL EDIT: Ok, I hunted down Mewtwo and got all the items in the Unknown Dungeon. I opted not to defeat Mewtwo, as was suggested in the first post, but rather I got him down to a speck of life and caught him, surprisingly in the first Ultra Ball I threw. So I guess my first mono-type challenge has been completed. It was rather fun, and I may try another type soon.

The Organizer
30th April 2006, 7:27 PM
Startin a water type challenge
Squirtle level 5 tackle,tail whip
and moving to pewter gym.

AJ Flibble
22nd May 2006, 2:54 PM
This looks like fun. I think I'm gonna choose Normal. I dunno how I'll beat Brock though... expect updates later.

*I'll cheat and use Squirtle*

I've started - I got a Spearow and a Rattata, and am keeping Squirtle for Brok and support (for training).

UPDATE: I beat all the Bug Catchers in the forest, and then went back to beat my rival "COLIN." Rattata started out well against his Pidgey, but Gust unevened the odds so I finished it off with Squirtle. Spearow owned the **** out of Bulbasaur shortly afterwards. I also beat Brock by cheating with Squirtle, but now he's deposited.

Current Team:

Rattata L8
Spearow L8

Methinks I should train more before going to Mt. Moon, and I'll catch myself a Clefairy for the elemental front...

ANOTHER UPDATE:
After training the two to L10, I went to Mt. Moon with great difficulty (damn fragility!) and beat the first 2 trainers in there, ending up with both at L13. I also found Clefairy after a long while, caught it, taught it Water Gun and healed my "team." it's at L9. Later I shall go through Mt. Moon... the worst part of the game aside Rock Tunnel.

RaZoR LeAf
22nd May 2006, 6:11 PM
Using Squirtle to beat Brock outside of a Water team is against the rules. If you can't follow them properly, don't bother posting in this thread again.

AJ Flibble
22nd May 2006, 6:12 PM
Oh er... sorry I guess. But it's too late and I'm not using it again that's for sure. I'm just impatient.

Well... I got far. Heh, maybe I shouldn't post here again if that's the case. However, I'm still going to carry on - it shall be quite fun.

Jish
30th May 2006, 11:16 PM
I completed my second Monotype Challenge. This time it was with Fire, on a Blue version rom. I didn't record any of my progress at all, but here's my final team and a description of the Elite 4 battle.

Cheggy Bob ;006;
Flamethrower
Earthquake
Swords Dance
Slash

Smatchimo ;038;
Flamethrower
Dig
Confuse Ray
Fire Spin

Horatio ;136;
Flamethrower
Body Slam
Hyper Beam
Sand-Attack

Left Field ;078;
Toxic
Stomp
Horn Drill
Fire Spin

FREESEX ;126;
Flamethrower
Submission
Confuse Ray
Psychic

Pontiac ;146;
Agility
Sky Attack
Fire Blast
Double Edge

Lorelei - Swept through all with Horatio, except Slowbro (used Left Field's Horn Drill)

Bruno - Killed Onixes with Cheggy Bob's Earthquake, fought rest with FREESEX's Psychic

Agatha - Used up remaining Psychics, then switched to Cheggy Bob and used Earthquake. Used Ether on FREESEX's Psychic.

Lance - Gyarados killed nearly everyone, but I managed to take it down eventually with a combination of Toxic from Left Field and Slash from Cheggy Bob. Cheggy Bob killed first Dragonair with Earthquake, and I began to revive Pokémon when second came out. It killed Bob, so I switched to FREESEX and Psychic'd it. Aerodactyl died from Psychic as well, and Dragonite died from a couple Hyper Beams from Horatio. I healed all the Pokémon after the fight.

Guenth! - killed Pidgeot with Cheggy Bob. Switched to Horatio for Alakazam and OH-KO'd it with Hyper Beam. Switched back to Cheggy Bob for Rhydon - Swords Danced and Earthquaked it for victory. For Arcanine, switched to Smatchimo and used Confuse Ray, then Dig. Switched to Pontiac for Exeggutor and used Fire Blast to kill it. Used a couple Sky Attacks on Blastoise, but died from Blizzard. Switched to FREESEX and used Psychic, but Blastoise used Hydro Pump and I died. Switched back to Cheggy Bob and killed it with Slash.

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jordman
30th May 2006, 11:23 PM
mmm.....i think i will do a grass type team....i will start a grass type team! i will post stats later.

AJ Flibble
2nd June 2006, 6:13 PM
Meh... I did it. I finished the challenge. The E4 was solid due to my low levels (L45s) but somehow I won, including a lucky hax by Dodrio against my rival's Alakazam, and Clefable's Thunderbolt and Blizzard proving necessary, and even Persian and Raticate pulled their weight, Raticate in particular owning the Gengars with Dig and Onixes with Bubblebeam, and Persian singlehandedly taking down Slowbro and Pidgeot. Oddly enough, Lance's Aerodactyl proved harder than his Dragonite.

After my superb victory and the nostalgic tear-jerker credits, I headed to Cerulean Cave to get Mewtwo. The Repels didn't help me much, but along the way I caught a rare Chansey with my last Ultra Ball. Finally, I got to Mewtwo, and the Master Ball sealed my prize. :D

Final Team
Raticate L46
Persian L46
Dodrio L46
Kangaskhan L46
Fearow L46
Clefable L47

Despite cheating at Brock, the challenge was (mostly) a success and I had the chance to discover the odd strength of lesser used Normal types, Kangaskhan in particular walling hits with her impressive HP. Good game.

Yami Ryu
4th June 2006, 2:24 PM
OK on Red I was thinking of doing a mono fire. But the only problem is in Red, you can only have 5 Fire types and atm I have well um lost my link cable. So is it alright if I have only a 5 'man' fire team?

Jish
6th June 2006, 1:36 AM
I don't see why not. You could use just one and it should still count. Some types don't even have enough Pokémon for a team of six. Ice, for instance, only has five.

BasiltheDragon
13th June 2006, 7:43 PM
If you want to do a mono-Dragon team, are you allowed to trade for Dratini at the start of the game?

GeorgeCollins
13th June 2006, 8:02 PM
I was going to do a mono poison on my Red, but then I let my buddy borrow the game. When I get it back it will be something like: Arbok, Venasaur, Haunter/Gengar, Golbat, Tentacruel and Nidoking.

Adrexus
17th June 2006, 9:02 AM
hey this looks like fun i'll give it a try, [restarts yellow] i'm doing flying i've already caught a pidgey a spearow and a caterpie i've already evolved caterpie into a metapod and soon i'm going to evolve it into butterfree, i'll be posting an update soon
EDIT:geez no one's been posting ok so here's my progress i thrashed gary with deneo/butterfree and i wiped out all the trainers in viradian forest and made my way to brock i send out sky mage/pidgey i use a lot of sand attack and switch to spear/spearow and use leer and take it out with a few pecks and i switch to deneo/butterfree and use confusion onix uses bide i use harden a few times then another confusion it uses bide again since it's health is low i take it out with confusion and obtain the boulderbadge then i heal and stock up and head out to route 3 and clean out all the trainers and heal i buy the magikarp name it gyaro bye bye gyaro for now and i catch a zubat and name it batro and train it and i make my through mt. moon beating all the trainers i make my way out and head for the gym i beat the two trainers and come back for misty later i take on gary struggling to win i finally beat him and take on all the trainers on nugget bridge now that sky mage has evolved into pidgeotto i take on misty i send out spear/spearow and it get's taken down to low health and i switch to deneo/butterfree and i use some confusions and i eventually take it out and she sends out starmie and i switch to spear she uses x defend and i use leer it's not long before she takes spear out and i send out deneo i use stun spore it works and she takes it out soon i then switch to batro and use supersonic and confuse it i go at for a little while and then i switch to sky mage and i eventually take it out and obtain the cascadebadge and i heal and make my way to bill's house i help him with the teleport thingy he gives me the ticket and i'm on my way and i go to vermilion city and get the bike voucher and put gyaro in the daycare center and get him up fourteen levels and evolve him with a rare candy welcome to the team gyaro i defeat the rest of the trainers on the way to vermilion city i arrive there again and go to route 11 and defeat some of the trainers there
and this is my current team so far
sky mage/pidgeotto level 21 gust,quick attack,sand attack,whirlwind
spear/spearow level 19 peck,growl,leer,fury attack
deneo/butterfree level 20 tackle,stun spore,supersonic,confusion
batro/zubat level 19 leech life,supersonic,bite
gyaro/gyarados splash,tackle,bite,bubblebeam
expect an update soon

BasiltheDragon
24th June 2006, 10:34 PM
I decided to restart one of my Reds, with a Poison team.

I haven't recorded much, but here's my team, I have three badges, and am coming up to the Game Corner.:

Venusaur (Herb) Lv. 32-

Razor Leaf
Leech Seed
Tackle
Poison Powder

Gloom (Weed) Lv. 30-

Absorb
Sleep Powder
Stun Spore
Poison Powder (I think)

Beedrill (Sting) Lv. 31-

Twineedle
Cut
Poison Sting
Fury Attack

Nidorino (Venom) Lv. 30-

Horn Attack
Poison Sting
Leer
Tackle

Abra (Uri) Lv. 11, using as a HM slave-
Teleport
Flash

Adrexus
26th June 2006, 7:24 AM
well time for an update
okay i beat the rest of the trainers on route 11 and headed off to the s.s. anne and explored all the cabins wasan't too hard getting through and i challenged gary again i won again and now i get the cut hm and head off bye bye s.s. anne and i go to diglett's cave to catch a diglett to be my cut slave and i head through the cave and get the flash hm and all the items i head back to vermilion city and head off to the gym and crush the trainers in there and i fiddle with the trash cans for a little while and open the and challenge lt. surge i send out spear he destroys it and i send out gyaro he destroys it to and i send out batro use confuse ray and pick at his raichu for a while and switch to sky mage and eventually take it out and i obtain the thunder badge and head off now i stock up at cerulean and make my way to route 9 again i crush all the trainers here with ease and i catch a magnemite to be my flash slave it takes a little while but i finally get out of rock tunnel those hikers are a pain for most of my team but i'm still not out of the woods yet i got to defeat the last four trainers and finally beating them i make my way to lavender and rest then i head into pokemon tower and crush gary again and make my way out of this creepy tower then i head off to route 8 and crush all the trainers here yet again and i make it to celadon and get the fly hm and stock up on lemonades and get the ice beam tm for gyaro
and go to saffron to get the psychic tm for deneo and now i go to the celadon gym and plow through all the trainers again and now i challenge erika i send out gyaro first use ice beam and i get lucky and freeze it then i hit it with another ice beam it's still frozen and i finish it off with bite then erika sends out weepinbell and i send out deneo and use psychic take out almost all half of it's hp and lower it's special and it uses acid it's super effective i switch to batro and it put's me to sleep for a few turns when batro wakes up i take it out with two leech life's then she sends out gloom i switch to spear and use peck it use's acid i switch to sky mage and use fly and take it now i have obtained the rainbow badge and now i'm heading off to the rocket hideout this is my current team so far
sky mage/pidgeotto level 29 fly,quick attack,gust,sand attack
spear/fearow level 27 peck,fury attack,mirror move,leer
deneo/butterfree level 27 psychic,stun spore,tackle,confusion
batro/golbat level 27 leech life,supersonic,bite,confuse ray
gyaro/gyarodos level 27 dragon rage,ice beam,bite,bubblebeam

expect an update soon

gscsquirtlefan
7th July 2006, 8:40 AM
i've been meaning to make a monotype for a while, so i finally decided to go psychic. i also decided to go somewhat quickly so i wont waste any time.

i picked charmander for a starter for cut and strength, and caught a spearow to be a flyer later on. i only trained charmander (i love ember in viridian forest) which evolved by brock's apprentice. brock himself wasnt very hard even, but not as easy as the other two would have made it.

i battled as few trainers as possible so i could actually get a psychic type, only stopping to catch a clefairy when it popped up (to trade for mr. mime). my rival was somewhat easy on nugget bridge, but then again i had a level 20 charmeleon.

as soon as i caught my abra i trained it to 16, evolved it, traded it, traded back, and started beefing up my first ever alakazam. i beat all the trainers (except the one needed for the mew glitch; i just want to try it out, im not using it in the team) and skipped misty to go get a drowzee.

now with two psychic types, i trained through st. anne and the route east of vermillion until drowzee evolved and both settled at level 26. i taught charmeleon cut and traded clefairy for mr. mime (didnt even bother with flash since i can get through without it). with three psychic types, the cascade and thunder badge were easy to get (confusion and hypnosis are fun).

rock tunnel was interesting in the dark. as soon as i got out i rushed over to celadon, saving all the trainers for later additions to my team, and flushed out the rocket hideout. giovani managed to knock out marcel with kangaskhan, but a psybeam finished him off and got me the silph scope. i found fly, taught it to my spearow, and returned to lavender town.

in the tower, psybeam and confusion cleared out all the trainers and ghosts, even my rival. i got the pokeflute, woke the snorlax and beat it, and picked up a super rod. after arriving at fuscia city, i returned to celadon to fish for a slowpoke and a poliwhirl, then flew to make a second in game trade for a jynx.

now i stop for the night, with this team:

;065; alakazam level 36
psybeam, confusion, recover, teleport

;097; hypno level 36
confusion, hypnosis, headbutt, poison gas

;079; slowpoke level 15 (freshly caught)
confusion, bubblebeam

;122; marcel (only in game trade name i like) level 20
confusion, barrier, mega punch, teleport

;124; lola (hate this name) level 23
doubleslap, lick, lovely kiss, pound

;005; charmeleon hm slave
ember, leer, dig, cut

it's been fun so far. i've never had any of these pokemon in my team before except a kadabra, and even then i've never had a fully evolved alakazam. i'm dissapointed with its hp, but i'm thrilled with hypno's hp and special.
i'll be fishing for staryu in the morning and then catch a few exeggcutes on my way for surf. marcel will be deposited, unfortunately. i like him a lot more than lola, but alas, ice types are more appealing than a third mono-psychic.

also, a question on hm slaves. i taught charmeleon dig to make space for the pokeflute, but i realize now that i actually want to use it. are moves like teleport and dig acceptable on hm slaves? i can do without dig (and have teleport on a psychic type anyway) but its either dig or escape ropes.

;007; poor squirtle. it's the first time i havent chosen him on red or blue.

Adrexus
8th July 2006, 12:53 AM
okay time for an update
so after beating eraika i went to the game corner beat the grunt went inside then like always beating all the grunts then i take on giovanni i take him out and i obtain the silph scope and head off to pokemon tower and destroy all the channelers and fight the marowak and i take out jesse and james and get back to lavender town then i head off to route it takes a long time to get to the end i struggle near the end but i finally make it then i head off to the gym i take on all the trainers and then i take on koga first batro i use wing attack his venonat use psychic i switch to deneo and take it out he sends out another venonat and i send out i take it out in a couple of turns he sends out his third venonat i send out spear and take it out then i send out sky mage luckily it evolves right before i face him so the battle wasn't too hard and now i have obtained the soul badge and then i head into the safari zone i catch a few pokemon and get the surf hm now that i have surf i get the old amber and head down to cinnabar island and get it ressurected welcome to the team aerial ace then i head to cycling road first i capture snorlax then i beat all the trainers and then i head off too the dojo and beat the karate master and obtain hitmonlee then i head off into silph scope it takes a long time to beat all the grunts and then i challenge gary i forget how most of the battle went but i struggled to defeat him and then i head off to giovanni i take out jesse and james first and then i take him on he wasn't too hard to beat then i head off to the gym and destroy all the trainers then i take on sabrina i send sky mage and take out abra with ease then i send out gyaro it takes it out in a couple of turns and i struggled with alakazam it takes a while too beat but i eventually win and now i have obtained the marsh badge then i head off too the power plant too get zapdos it takes a long time to get through now for the battle i send out all of my pokemon they all get creamed except sky mage once it get's weakened i catch it with only two ultra balls ans now i have zapdos and now i head off to cinnabar island from fuschia and i beat some of the trainers

and here is my current team
sky mage/pidgeot fly double edge sand attack wing attack
spear/fearow drill peck take down mirror move peck
deneo/buttterfree psychic mega drain stun spore psybeam
batro/golbat wing attack bite confuse ray leech life
gyaro/gyarodossurf ice beam dragon rage strength
aerial ace/aerodactyl wing attack bite supersonic take down
expect an update soon

jordman
8th July 2006, 1:01 AM
well, my fighting mono-type team is goin great! here it is so far:

machamp lvl 45
machoke lvl 43
primeape lvl 38
hitmonlee lvl 40
hitmonchan lvl 36 (traded from other game at lvl 30)

gscsquirtlefan
9th July 2006, 6:40 AM
i caught five exeggcute in the safari zone and chose the one with the highest special though it had lower hp. i evolved it on the spot, taught it psychic, and started training in the grass gym. psychic took care of everything in the gym besides the exeggcute lady and erika's team (each of which fell in two hits). i then taught exeggutor mega drain.

i swapped charmeleon for spearow and flew down to fuscia. i started training in the gym and just could not stand using Lola anymore. i switched back to Marcel then went back to focusing on slowpoke to get him to level to 30. after all this i'll level Marcel a lot and go get myself a staryu.

having never used exeggutor or hypno before, i found they're very fun to use and have great hp and special. i'll probably start using either of these instead of the usual kadabra.

;065; alakazam level 36
psybeam, confusion, recover, teleport

;097; hypno level 37
psychic, hypnosis, headbutt, poison gas

;079; slowpoke level 22
confusion, surf, disable, bubblebeam

;103; exeggutor level 31
psychic, mega drain, hypnosis, stomp

;122; marcel level 23
confusion, barrier, mega punch, teleport

;021; spearow hm slave
peck, fly, growl

RawR
9th July 2006, 11:54 PM
i have already started this challenge,(using water)and i just beat brock. i will post from here.

after i thrashed brock with my awesome wartortle, i headed towards mount moon, beating all the trainers on the way. went through mount moon and headed for cerulean.

ah cerulean, filled with water pokemon. oh how i loved it so. anyway, i went up to nugget bridge and beat my rival, and all the trainers on it. beat all the trainers on the way to bill's house.

after doing the task for bill, i headed back down to cerulean to earn my second badge. i beat misty with ease. next i went to vermillion as fast as i could.

once i got to vermillion, i went directly to the fishing guru to get my old rod. next, i fish for a magikarp. i caught one and trained it to level 20(took forever too). next i got the bike voucher and went back to cerulean city to get my bike. after i got it i rode back to vermillion were i got on the s.s. anne.

i beat all the trainers on the boat, including that idiot rival of mine. i went to the captain's room, and gave him a back rub. he thanked me with Hm01, cut. i left the boat, caught a spearow and traded it to the girl in vermillion for a farfetch'd and taught it cut. i am standing in front of Lt. surge's gym. i'm a little afraid because i am using water and he's using electric, but i will become victorious ( maybe after a few tries).


Team:

;008; lvl 32
water gun
bite
withdraw
tackle(to be replaced soon)

;130; lvl 23
bite
splash
tackle

gscsquirtlefan
11th July 2006, 11:19 PM
i decided to start training slowpoke so he could evolve in koga's gym. i faced every trainer between fuscia and vermillion only using slowpoke and exeggutor so they could catch up with alakazam. i'm beginning to like non-abra psychic types for their hp a lot, regardless of special stats. koga was simple enough with slowbro and exeggutor, though all the drowzees and hypnos along the way were annoying.

i then flew to pallet town and surfed down for a few battles and finally caught a staryu. a quick detour to celadon for a waterstone (not using it until after recover) and i got back to cinnabar.


;065; alakazam level 37
psybeam, confusion, recover, disable

;097; hypno level 37
psychic, headbutt, hypnosis, poison gas

;080; slowbro level 37
confusion, surf, headbutt, disable

;103; exeggutor level 35
psychic, mega drain, hypnosis, stomp

;120; staryu level 15
tackle, thunderbolt

;122; marcel level 20
confusion, mega punch, barrier, double team

i'm wondering about movesets.
slowbrow im debating between earthquake and fireblast. (surf, psychic, amnesia)
starmie is going to have surf or psywave. (thunderbolt, icebeam, recover)
exeggutor is getting solarbeam or explosion (psychic, megadrain, hypnosis)
alakazam might get counter or double team (only psychic and recover are certain)

firewater
13th July 2006, 11:13 PM
I'll do mono poison on yellow,and since you have to befrend pika to get bulbasaur is it ok to keep pika till then?

Chaos Rush
14th July 2006, 9:14 PM
I'm going to Water on blue. Here is my future water team:
Blastoise
Gyarados
Starmie
Kabutops
Vaporeon
Slowbro
------------------------
Day 1:
Name: WTRdude
Rival's Name: !dumb!?

I chose Squirtle, and I won the battle against !dumb!?. I got Oak's parcel, and then I saved the game...I will resume tomorrow...

CURRENT TEAM:
Squirtle Lv9

Akayfortyseven
16th July 2006, 1:42 PM
I am going to do a flying challenge, Its been a while since ive done something like this :).

My future team;

Charizard
Gyrados
Pidgeot
Dragonite
Scyther
Zapdos/Articuno


Ok, i guess this means starting with charmander again!

Started the game, named myself BLUE, and my rival RED, picked charmander, yadayadayada, got a pidgey, got through viridian forest after beating my rival near the league, and now to face brock. I used Pidgey first and sand attacked his onix (Charmander dispatched geodude with a few leers, and then a scratch), then gusted till it fainted, then i switched to charmander, leered 6 times (he didnt hit me once :)), then dispatched him with a few scratches. I bought the magikarp near mt moon, and am currently training it. Got to cerulean, Evolved Charmander, Pidgey and Magikarp respectively, and beat my rival. I got to bill etc and all my pokes are now level 22. I battled misty, using Gyrados to beat Starmie with bite after staryu was beaten by pidgeottos gust.
Thats it so far, will update later.

Chaos Rush
16th July 2006, 6:33 PM
Day 2:

Name: WTRdude

I got my haircut today, so I didn't do much. I trained Squirtle by battling trainers in Viridian Forest. I am currently in Viridian Forest. My next Water Pokemon will be Magikarp, I will obtain him from the guy selling one on Mt. Moon.

That, is what happened yesterday. I haven't played my Blue Version today...It's only 9:30 AM in my time zone...

blue-sax-kid
8th August 2006, 8:45 PM
I've started a ground team
final team will be:
Sandslash
Nidoking
Nidoqueen
Dugtrio
Golem
Marowak

Current Progress:
Nidorino Lv.19
poison sting
leer
horn attack
tackle

Nidorina Lv. 19
poison sting
growl
scratch
tackle

-Attempted to beat Brock and lost
-Trained in Viridian Forest
-Beat Brock
--------------------------------------------------------------------------
New Edit:
Current Team:
Nidorino Lv. 25
same moveset
Nidorina Lv. 25
same moveset
Graveler Lv. 25
Tackle
Defense Curl
Rock Throw
Self-Destruct
Sandslash Lv. 25
Scratch
Sand Attack
Scratch
Dugtrio Lv. 26

-Went through Mt. Moon
-Caught Geodude
-Caught Sandshrew
-Went to Bill's house
-Sandshrew evolved
-Beat Misty
-Geodude evolved
-Went down to Viridian City
-Caught Diglett
-Diglett evolved

alexanderrobertbarkas
21st August 2006, 10:47 PM
Decided to do a Poison Type Challenge.

Chose Bulbasaur. Easily beat my Rival. While in Viridian Forest, I caught a Weedle that evolved after battling the Bug Catcher that has a Weedle. I had also caught a Female Nidoran beforehand. Bulbasaur made it so easy to cream Brock. Dashed through Mt. Moon and caught a Zubat in there. Kakuna evolved after beating that Super Nerd and I chose the Dome Fossil. When I reached Cerulean City, I deposited my Dome Fossil and creamed the Nugget Bridge. Bulbasaur evolved, so I went to Misty's Gym and creamed her. I then caught a Bellsprout. After battling an Abra, Nidoran evolved. Then I saved.

Current Team:

Zubat Lv. 12
Leech Life
Supersonic

Bellsprout Lv. 13
Vine Whip
Growth
Wrap

Beedrill Lv. 15
Poison Sting
String Shot
Harden
Fury Attack

Nidorina Lv. 16
Tackle
Growl
Scratch
Double Kick

Ivysaur Lv. 18
Tackle
Growl
Leech Seed
Vine Whip

-Dragon-
31st October 2006, 7:38 PM
I might do a Flying team...

firewater
23rd November 2006, 3:30 AM
got rejuvinated, changed to mono water

squirtle (squirt) l.11
tackle
tail whip
bubble

trainign until bubble tackel pp runs uot

The Mighty Wurmple
13th December 2006, 6:18 AM
I shall start a Fighting type Mono challenge :)

My final team will be:

Nidoking
Nidoqueen
Dugtrio
Sandslash
Marowak
Rhydon

Yay, better get started on my Yellow. I already have Nidorino and Nidorina and I can easily get Sandshrew once I am in Vermillion. Same with Dugtrio.

Team:
Nidorino Lv 20
Nidorina Lv 17

Whitby
17th December 2006, 9:59 PM
I tried out the Monotype Challenge myself, and, I did it with Flying Pokémon. Though I'm almost half-way through the game, I figure that I might as well report it all now.

For my starter Poke, I chose Charmander, since, you know, it evolves into Charizard which is part flying. So, after delivering Oak's parcel, and what not, I came back around Viridan, searched for my Spearow and finally caught one after a while. And, before hand, I also obtained a Pidgey. With these three Pokes, I trained them up and took on Brock. Well, the battle went a lot easier than I had expected it to. I just used Sand-attack and Leer a lot, and, viola. I owned. Of course, I could of taken the time to raise a Butterfree, but, I really wasn't interested enough to put that much time into it; considering how it probably wouldn't be much help in the future.

Moving on, I went through Mount Moon, took on Misty, all that Jazz. And, nothing particularily exciting happened there. SO. I stormed into Vermiliion with those three, and, a Gyrados in hand. I bought the $500 Magikarp, because, for me, that's always worth it despite all the pain. :P

LT. Surge, I'd won on my first try, but, with an extreme stroke of luck. My Pidgeotto had only half its HP sliced when Raichu used its thundershock. But, since I was able to eliminate most of it's defense with Charmeleon's leer, I was able to take it out with a couple of Quick Attacks.

Since my Poke's levels were getting kind of high at this point, I rushed through Rock Tunnel (with intentions of coming back) and, took out Erika with my Fearow... And, now, I'm working on training and getting the Silph Scope...

Here's my team:

1. Whitby/Pidgeotto Lvl. 26
-Gust
-Sand-Attack
-Quick Attack
-Fly

2.Apple Tree/Gyrados lvl. 26
-Bubblebeam
-Dragon Rage
-Bite
-Water Gun

3. Vagabond/Charmeleon lvl. 26
-Scratch
-Rage
-Ember
-Leer

Eagle/Fearow Lvl. 26
-Peck
-Mirror Move
-Leer
-Fury Attack


I know my team isn't the best so far, but, I'm workin' with what I've got. :P

I'm not really too sure what my Final Team's gonna be though...


Edit:

Alright, now for an update... Wow. Okay, now, I'm just going to start off with what my team is -now-.

Apple Tree/Gyrados lvl. 37
-Bubblebeam
-Dragon Rage
-Bite
-Surf

Whitby/Pidgeot lvl. 37
-Wing Attack
-Sand Attack
-Razor Wind
-Fly

Vagabond/Charizard lvl. 37
-Slash
-Rage
-Ember
-Earthquake

Eagle/Fearow lvl. 37
-Drill Peck
-Mirror Move
-Leer
-Fury Attack

Inphyy/Dodrio lvl. 39
-Drill Peck
-Rage
-Fury Attack
-Take Down

Well, yeah, there's a lot of redundancy there as far as movesets go. But, anyway. I lied. I never went back to Rock Tunnel. X) But, I smoked Erika totally hardcore, and just about anybody else for that matter. And then, I took the route South of Lavendar town to get to Fuschia. I defeated Sabrina before Koga, and now, I'm surfing my way to Cinnabar, with intentions on catching Articuno... I kind of want Zapdos though, but... I think Articuno would benefit me more. :I

vevemon!
30th December 2006, 12:11 PM
oh, I've done this <3

as I remember, I had yellow. don't remember tha lvls or moves, sry ):
my team was:

;136; Charcoal
;006; Capone
;078; Dash
;146; Flare
;059; Ember
;126; Magma

I may be wrong lol. but I've never counted on my memory 8D
I'll start another one though 0:

Missingno.Fan
21st January 2007, 11:08 PM
I started the mono type challenge myself with normal types. I am just the at Misty's gym and I have a Rattata, Pidgey, Jigglypuff, and a Clefairy

Ryze
22nd January 2007, 3:24 PM
if u dont get a grass type until after the 1st gym (yellow) can i quickly use butterfree to get my first grass type?

Missingno.Fan
30th January 2007, 1:12 AM
I am now at Erika's gym. I have
Clefairy lv.23
Doubleslap
Flash
Bubblebeam
Sing

Farfetch'd lv.22
Peck
Fury Attack
Leer
Cut

Raticate lv.26
Tackle
Tail Whip
Quick Attack
Hyper Fang

Pidgeotto lv.22
Gust
Fly
Quick Attack
Swift

Eevee lv.25
Tackle
Sand-Attack

Snorlax lv.30
Headbutt
Amnesia
Rest

Jinjur
16th March 2007, 3:21 AM
I am using Blue and my type is posion. This is my planned team.

Venasuar
Nidoqueen
Golbat
Gengar
Tentacool
Arbok

Might change, is that allowed?

PokePivo
27th April 2007, 4:30 PM
I am doing a monotype challenge in yellow (poison)

My team (befor Misty)

Nidda (Nidorina lv19)
Scratch
Double kick
Poison Sting
Growl

Niddo (Nidorino lv20)
Horn Attack
Poison Sting
Double kick
Leer

Zubbat (lv13)
Leech Life
Supersonic

Bulbasaur (lv10)
Tacke
Growl
Leech Seed

Time
27th April 2007, 10:14 PM
Starting an electric mono-team.

I picked charmander for cut and strength. I did all of the normal stuff (skipped Gary the second time) and headed for Viridian forest. I had originally planned on doing a rock, but changed my mind and went for electric.

Took me a while, but I found a Pika lvl 5. Like 10 turns consisted of growl failing and me being fully paralyzed. I finally hit, got a critical hit, and killed it. Ironically, Charmander grew a level D=

I walked around for a few aand finally found another lvl 5. pika. Now it's time to train it, and get destroyed by Brock.

Supergodzilla1
21st May 2007, 1:12 PM
I WAS trying to make a water team but...

My Water Team:
Level 84 Blastoise (After defeating Mewtwo)

There we go. XD''
Used just him through the entire game.
Ever since he was a little squirtle.

Hoshi no Kabii
16th June 2007, 3:47 PM
I have a question. Are you allowed to use Pokemon that, while are not the type you chose in its current form, will evolve into a Pokemon with that type? Ie. If I choose flying, am I allowed to use my Charmander until he evolves into Charizard?

I would assume the answer is no, but just checking. Haven't played the games in a while and never tried this.

Whitby
4th July 2007, 1:53 AM
^^ Actually, the answer to that is yes. :/

Me, I'm thinking about starting the monotype challenge again. But, I'm going to delliberately break a rule, and use Aerodactyl in the beginning of the game. Psh.

Clockworkz
23rd July 2007, 6:13 AM
I started this challenge.
Currently in Mt. Moon with water types.

Wartortle L22
Magikarp L13

Slowly but surely...

mrdean
28th July 2007, 2:57 PM
i started this challenge with flying but I'm not very far.

Picked Charmander at the start for Charizard later on, and delivered Oak's parcel. Caught a Pidgy, a Spearow and a Caterpie. Evolved Caterpie into Butterfree and caught a Pikachu as an HM slave.

GYM 1 - Brock
Charmander destroyed the junior trainer and evolved into Charmeleon.

Butterfree took care of Geodude, while Pidgy lowered Onix's accuracy. I switched to Charmeleon and finished Onix off. 1 badge for me.

Current team
;005; Charmeleon lvl17
;016; Pidgy lvl12
;012; Butterfree lvl13
;021; Spearow lvl12

Ret46
28th July 2007, 8:01 PM
I have just restarted my Blue to do this. I'm in Oak's lab right now and am about to chose Bublbasaur (I'm using Grass types).

U DIE TONIGHT
5th August 2007, 10:39 AM
I might give this a shot. I'll do ground. I'll edit later.
EDIT: So i started with charmander for a hm slave, beat gary, got the parcel and, well you know how it goes. Caught a pidgey for a flyer, then got myself a nidoran male. Trained him up to lv 10, then went to kick gary's ***.
I defeated gary and proceded through viridian forest, leveling nido to 13 along the way. I couldn't be stuffed training so i went to beat brock immediately. I pwned the jr. trainer, and challenged brock. His geodude went down with a couple of leers and horn attacks, and onix went down the same way. After the battle i went back to evolve nido, and that is when i saved. More coming soon.
Current team:

;033; 16
tackle
leer
poison sting
horn attack

;004; 8
scratch
growl

;016; 3
gust

U DIE TONIGHT
7th August 2007, 9:38 AM
Yeah double post. Live with it.
I went to mt.moon to catch myself a geodude. Caught said geodude and began training him. Levelled him up up to 15 and re-entered the mountain. Defeated all trainers and found all the items in the cave, then beat the super nerd ( lol ) and got the dome fossil. Left the cave, got to Cerulean, and then went straight to kick misty's ***.

Ret46
10th August 2007, 6:47 PM
Gaah, Grass proved to be too hard. So, I decided to do Normal instead. I restarted, and am facing Brock. I'm battling his Onix which is currently in low HP.

Team:

Pidgey (Level 13):
Gust
Sand Attack
Quick Attack

Rattata (Level 13):
Tackle
Tail Whip
Quick Attack

Whitby
20th October 2007, 9:20 AM
Alright. I'm going to try the monotype challenge, again, and this time, I actually mean it!

And, rather than using bird, or anything, I'm going to use all electric types; which will be thrilling and all, considering that I'll be stuck with a Pikachu for a good portion of the journey, yay. So, with that being said, I suppose this is most necassary to do in Pokemon Yellow.

I guess my final team is going to result in; Pikachu, Jolteon, Zapdos, Electrode, and Magneton. Whee. I'll update progress accordingly, as soon as I do something substantial.

fhqwhgads
22nd October 2007, 12:02 AM
I'm with ya, I'll take up Electric in Yellow if I'm not that far now. Ah, well.

~Nidoking~
24th October 2007, 10:01 AM
Ill Try...Flying In Yellow.(Does butter free count)

PokemonMan66
25th October 2007, 12:12 PM
yes butterfree counts it is bug/flying after all

JackWaffles
5th December 2007, 3:14 AM
Normal Challenge

Chapter 1

Pallet Town

I decided to start off with the Normal challenge in Pokemon Yellow (seeing as I want to take a break from Diamond - I've now got 452!) I naturally started off with Pikachu, and though it's really cute to see him trailing along behind me, he was gonna have to go! Especially because he lost me my first battle...

Viridian City

I caught a Pidgey and a Rattata on Route 1, and put poor Pikachu into his box. I started levelling them up, before finally catching a Spearow on Route 22, and then pwning Gary. A real battle of the Normal Pokemons. Viridian Forest was a cinch, thanks to my Spearow's Peck. After that, it was on to Pewter!

Pewter City

I went to pwn the poor Junior in the Gym, but I knew I would have to train my Pokemons up a bit before I faced Brock. The problem with the Normal challenge, is that the first Gym would probably be the hardest, as you only have Normal and Flying attacks, which aren't exactly effective against Brock's Geodude and Onix. I got them all up to Level 12, and decided to give it a go.

My Rattata went out against his Geodude, and I just Tail Whipped his butt until I was in the red, before switching in Pidgey. By that time, my Quick Attacks were putting some dents in him, but he still took Pidgey into the red before he went down. Not good... it was just Spearow left against Onix. Sometimes the best offense is a good defense! I Leered at him, until his defense was at rock bottom, then started Pecking the stuffing out of the Onix, and Growling when he tried to Bide. Unfortunately, thanks to a Screech and a Tackle, poor Spearow fainted. On the bright side, he was down to around one hit point by that time, so Pidgey Quickly Attacked him, and got the win (and a level up!) I don't think I've ever used so many non-Attack moves in my life.

One badge down, seven to go. On to Cerulean!

;016; Pide L12
Gust
Sand Attack
Quick Attack

;019; Ratty L12
Tackle
Tail Whip
Quick Attack

;021; Rhoie L12
Peck
Growl
Leer


Chapter 2

Cerulean City

Route 3 was pretty easy, with Spearow easily taking care of any Bugs or Mankeys, though the girl with the Singing Jigglypuff sent Rhoie and Ratty to sleep before I could take her down. But the Geodudes in Mt Moon were a pain... until I found a TM for Water Gun! Now those pesky Geodudes went down like skittles to Ratty, who, along with his Hyper Fang, was an attacking powerhouse. Also managed to catch a Clefairy, though I couldn't use him until we got to Cerulean. The rest of the mountain was pretty easy, with Pide evolving into Pidgeotto in time to defeat Team Rocket's Jesse and James. Blast off at the speed of light! Trained a bit in Route 4, and we arrived at Cerulean City.

I knew I wasn't quite ready for Misty, but her trainers were nicely pwned. Decided to check out Nugget Bridge, when Gary decided to say hi. Well, Clefairy really came into his own, sleeping and defeating everyone up to Eevee, where Rhoie cleaned up. Same thing happened with the five contest trainers on the bridge, and Ratty finally evolved into Raticate during the battle with the Team Rocket grunt. Now I was ready for Misty!

Clefairy took out Misty's Staryu, but Starmie was a different story, with Bubblebeam putting him into the red. Swapped in Rhoie, and she was put into the red before I could do anything. Swapped in Pide, and she was put into to the red. It's up to you, Ratty! Got a couple of Hyper Fangs in, before I gave up... and used a Potion. That was all the help I needed, and the Cascade badge was mine.

Two badge down, six to go. On to Vermillion!

;017; Pide L19
Gust
Sand Attack
Quick Attack

;020; Ratty L20
Water Gun
Tail Whip
Quick Attack
Hyper Fang

;021; Rhoie L19
Peck
Growl
Leer
Fury Attack

;035; Cliff L18
Pound
Growl
Sing
Double Slap

Walking Contradiction
5th December 2007, 12:13 PM
Ill Try...Flying In YellowTake a Farfetch'd

-Summer-
5th December 2007, 10:44 PM
Lol, Im going to try this! Looks pretty tough though

JackWaffles
6th December 2007, 4:43 PM
Normal Challenge

Chapter 3

Cerulean City

Before Vermillion, we need to go visit good ol' Bill. And of course, we came upon a Charmander on Route 24. I'm not going to turn down a free Pokemon, even though I can't battle with him, so I snagged him before taking on the trainers on Route 25. On the way, Rhoie evolved into a Fearow, giving a little extra boost to her strength. After Bill, there was a pesky Team Rocket grunt to deal with, but I got Dig out of it! Since the next Gym is Electric, I taught it to Ratty, before heading down to Vermillion City.

Vermillion City

The trainers and Pokemon are a little tougher than up in Cerulean, so I had to spend some time in the grass training my team up. Luckily, I found a Jigglypuff, so she joined my team. Downside was she was only level 3, so it took ages to get her up to a semi-acceptable level. Unfortunately, to get into the Gym, I need Cut, so the first stop is the S. S. Anne. The Water Pokemon were a little pesky, but the Fire went out when they met Ratty and his Dig. A lot of trainers, and few trips back to the Pokecentre, but poor Gary had nothing. Oh look, the Captain has a HM to teach us Cut! (Just a quick note, make sure your bag isn't full, or he won't give it to you.)

Now, the problem is that none of my Pokemon could learn Cut, so I have to bring in a little HM slave. Luckily Charmander learns Cut, so he gains a temporary non-battling position on my team. Now that I could get into the Gym, the trainers were again not much of a challenge for my team. But Ratty is only at Level 25, and Sgt Surge has a Raichu at Level 28. Should be exciting, right? Not really... it was quite an anti-climax. Raichu went first with a Mega Kick, got Ratty deep into the yellow, before he could dig deep into the ground. Raichu naturally missed the next attack, and Dig was a OHKO. I'll take that Thunderbolt TM thankyouverymuch!

Three badges down, five to go. On to Celadon!

;017; Pide L24
Gust
Sand Attack
Quick Attack
Whirlwind

;020; Ratty L25
Water Gun
Tail Whip
Dig
Hyper Fang

;022; Rhoie L23
Peck
Growl
Leer
Fury Attack

;035; Cliff L24
Pound
Growl
Sing
Double Slap

;039; Buffy L23
Sing
Pound
Disable
Defense Curl

;004; Charmander L10
Growl
Scratch
Ember
Cut


Chapter 4

Lavender Town

First thing first, I know Cliff is my main Special attacker, which means I need to give him decent Special Attacks. A good combo would be Electric and Ice (there are no other types which are weak to them, that don't also have a Physical weakness that I can take advantage of.) So Cliff gets Thunderbolt! Goodbye pesky Water and Flying types. Next, time to back-track now that I have Cut. Which means I go all the way back to Viridian City via Diglett's Cave (running from those pesky Dugtrios). Lo and behold, one of Prof. Oak's Aides has a HM for me - Flash! Buffy can have that one, since Cliff will be getting the decent attacks. Now I can go back to Cerulean City and give the Rock Tunnel a go.

Well, Rock Tunnel is a *****. The first few trainers are a piece of cake, but there are way too many hikers with nasty Rock types, and since Ratty is the only one that can really take them on, he quickly gets tired. I use a bunch of Potions, and am thinking I should've bought even more, when I finally get out and reach Lavender. Possibly should taught someone Bubble Beam. There's not much to do in Lavender but exorcise some trainers in the Pokemon Tower (oh, and Gary, but poor thing isn't really challenging me). Thank goodness for the healing square half-way up. I don't have a Silph Scope, so I have to go back down once I reach the top, and since there's no more to do for now, I head off for Celadon.

Celadon City

By now, all my party, except Buffy, are at Level 30, so I want to get that next badge before they start disobeying me. So I head straight for the Gym, and dodge all the trainers bar one. This is a Grass Gym, and since Rhoie is the only one with a Flying attack, it is her time to shine. Erika's Tangela goes down in three, Weepinbell is almost an OHKO, but now Rhoie is low in health, and I don't trust her against Gloom. So I swap in Pide (who's asleep from the lone trainer and I wasn't bothered to heal her), and Super Potion up Rhoie. I try and pull a Sleep on Gloom with Cliff, but it wakes up as soon as I swap Rhoie back in. Thankfully it goes down in two, and Erika is pwned. Pity I can't use that Mega Drain with anyone.

Four badges down, four to go. On to Saffron!

;017; Pide L30
Gust
Sand Attack
Quick Attack
Whirlwind

;020; Ratty L30
Water Gun
Focus Energy
Dig
Hyper Fang

;022; Rhoie L30
Peck
Mirror Move
Leer
Fury Attack

;035; Cliff L30
Pound
Minimize
Sing
Thunderbolt

;039; Buffy L29
Sing
Pound
Rest
Flash

;004; Charmander L10
Growl
Scratch
Ember
Cut


Chapter 5

Celadon City

First thing first, a visit to the department store. Among other things, got Ice Beam, which I taught to Cliff. Since my Clefairy wasn't going to learn any better moves, I figured it was time to evolve him, and suddenly Cliff was my most powerful Pokemon! Dropped by the Mansion and picked up Eevee, which I would've loved to put her in my party, but she's just so darn weak, and I can't evolve her. Next stop, some Team Rocket butt kicking, which was too easy. Got the Silph Scope back, and so figured it was time to head back to Lavender Town, after giving those bloody guards some water.

Lavender Town

Back to the Pokemon Tower to take on that mystery ghost. Lo and behold, it was a Marowak. What's that? Ground is super-weak to Ice? You don't say! Cliff earnt his dinner that day, taking down Marowak in two. Gary continued to embarass, as did Jessie and James, but Mr. Fuji gave me a Poke Flute. And we all know what that means... Snorlax! After a couple of restarts, I managed to catch that Snorlax with Cliff and a couple of Great Balls. Now... I heard that on Route 12 there were some Farfetch'd, so I took yet another detour on my trip to Saffron. Thankfully, Buffy was at Level 30, so some Repels brought out a nice Level 31 Farfetch'd, who was mine after six Great Balls. And now... on to Saffon!

Saffron City

Charmander went back in the box, because my Farfetch'd Drake could learn Cut. And the rest of the Pokemon voted out Buffy, so my Snorlax Priya joined the team. I also taught Snorlax Rock Slide, to give him another typing. And before I did anything, I levelled everyone up a couple of levels in the grass, because the game was about to get a little tougher. Now, Silph Co. is MASSIVE. I had to re-heal everyone in my party about five times before I finally found the transporter to the top level. Gary finally presented a little challenge, thanks in part to his Pokemon being higher level than mine. Sandslash went down to Cliff's Ice Beam, and Kadabra to his Body Slam *coughwusscough*. Ninetales and Magneton were both pwned by Ratty's Dig, and Cliff came back out to just defeat Vaporeon with his Thunderbolt. Grabbed Lapras, went back downstairs to heal, before coming back up to deal with Jessie and James. Unfortunately, they were still embarassing, with Dig taking down Arbok and Weezing, and Priya's massive attack dealing with Meowth.

The dastardly duo made so little an impact, that I went to deal with Giovanni straight away. Gotta love Ground Pokemon... they fall so easily to Ice Beam! Nidorino was taken down with Dig, Priya took care of Persian, and Cliff's Ice Beam again pwning Rhydon and Nidoqueen. Now that's done, it's off to the Fighting Dojo. Rhoie and Pide made a mockery of the place, with Drill Peck and Wing Attack easily dispatching everyone. And Pide finally evolved into Pidgeot. Almost finished! Now for the Gym. Rhoie has a massive non-Normal physical STAB attack, while Cliff has both decent attack and special defense, so the Gym was all theirs. Cliff took out the trainers with Psychic or Water Pokemon with Body Slam and Thundebolt respectively, while Rhoie took out the Ghosts. All too easy, with the exception of one incredibly annoying Haunter which slept most of my team before Rhoie finally took him down.

After all that, I've finally gotten to Sabrina. She is a real pain, because all her Pokemon are Level 50 (a good 12 over any of mine), and that bloody Abra has Flash. Well, Rhoie lucked out against Abra, because his first Flash failed, meaning he was OHKOd by Rhoie's Drill Peck. Kadabra was a 2HKO to Cliff's Body Slam without even making a dent. Finally, my toughest opponent up to this point, a Level 50 Alakazam with insane Speed and Special Attack. Thankfully, his Psywave wasn't a OHKO, meaning Cliff got Sing and a Body Slam in before he woke up. Luckily, the Body Slam on the turn he woke up on paralysed him, which halved his speed, meaning Cliff was fast enough to get the third Body Slam in and the KO. WHEW!

Five badges down, three to go. On to Fuchsia!

;018; Pide L36
Wing Attack
Sand Attack
Quick Attack
Swift

;020; Ratty L37
Water Gun
Focus Energy
Dig
Hyper Fang

;022; Rhoie L36
Drill Peck
Mirror Move
Leer
Fury Attack

;036; Cliff L39
Body Slam
Ice Beam
Sing
Thunderbolt

;143; Priya L35
Body Slam
Amnesia
Rest
Rock Slide

;083; Drake L34
Cut
Fury Attack
Swords Dance
Agility

Sgt_Snake
6th January 2008, 12:03 AM
I want to try this with a poison team, but I want to do it solely with poison types, including any HM slave and ****. I was really disappointed to find that Golbat couldn't learn Fly. Is Fly even that needed throughout the game?

RaZoR LeAf
6th January 2008, 12:51 AM
The Game can be completed without Fly or Flash. Flash is only used once and the walls of Dark Cave can be seen regardless. If you know the route, you don't need the HM. Fly is a mere convenience. Other than unlocking a cave to a Regi in RS, it's not required in any game.

Garmmon
6th January 2008, 1:44 PM
I tried this out for the heck of it.
On Yellow, I did a Normal team.
I'm in Fuschia.
Raticate (Ratty) Lv46
Dodrio (Dody) Lv45
Snorlax (Snory) Lv42
Farfetch'd (Farfy) Lv37
Persian (Purry) Lv43
Kangaskhan (Kanga) Lv45

Brock was hell. I died first time, so I trained in Viridian Forest till Ratty and Pidgey (ditched him) were in their 20s. XP

On Red I'm doing Rock type. I'm currently at Lavender Town.
Geodude Lv22
Onix Lv21
Oddish Lv*something* (HM slave)

. I should've went for Ground. But whatever.
Um, wait. I used Squirtle for Brock because I couldn't get Rock types (Geodude) till Mt. Moon. Was that allowed? I can't trade.

Sgt_Snake
6th January 2008, 9:25 PM
So, I'm just on Route 3 now, beat Brock using Bulbasaur (lvl 15) so easily. Sticking with poison, I had a Beedrill too, plan on ditching him. I'm about to catch the male and female Nidoran'. So then for later on in the game, I had the idea of catching Tentacool, Gastly, Zubat, and a Bellsprout as I go along to fill out the team. I can't believe I never tried this kind of thing before. It's soo awesome.

Psychic
16th January 2008, 7:43 AM
So, I'm just on Route 3 now, beat Brock using Bulbasaur (lvl 15) so easily. Sticking with poison, I had a Beedrill too, plan on ditching him. I'm about to catch the male and female Nidoran'. So then for later on in the game, I had the idea of catching Tentacool, Gastly, Zubat, and a Bellsprout as I go along to fill out the team. I can't believe I never tried this kind of thing before. It's soo awesome.
Actually, it specifically stated in the first post that you can't use both Nidoran families, so m'afraid you'll just have to pick one or the other. ^.^ (GO with the females - they're better! Why? Because they're females, of course, and nobody expects anyone to use them. :D)


Am loving reading your description of the game with your team, JackWaffles. I like the way you're telling it; it sounds fun enough that I'm tempted to do it, too. ^^

~Psychic

Super_Rad
29th March 2008, 12:36 AM
I''m going to do a poison one. Wish me luck!

A Local Guy
29th March 2008, 1:01 AM
I should try this with water...

RaZoR LeAf
29th March 2008, 1:24 AM
Actually, it specifically stated in the first post that you can't use both Nidoran families, so m'afraid you'll just have to pick one or the other. ^.^ (GO with the females - they're better! Why? Because they're females, of course, and nobody expects anyone to use them. :D)


I think you misread the post. You can use both Nidoran families because they are different pokemon. You can't use two different stages of evolution of one family. Nidoking and Nidorino is not allowed. Nidoking and Nidoqueen is.

starting-pro777
31st March 2008, 4:05 PM
Water Challenge On Yellow

i got pikachu (who else?) pwned gary and took off for pewter city to kick Brock's butt. After I got in Viridian city and walked to the pokemon league to pwn gary again I made him almost cry because he was pwned so hard. After that I moved on to Viridian forest and pwned the bug catchers. I decided to train pikachu to 15 (to learn him double team) and took down Brock in my first try. Brock was much easier then i expected and that's because of double team, tail whip and Quick attack. I moved on to the Mt. Moon and decided to buy magikarp ;129; who i called Tyfoon (my first water pokemon).

;025; Pika!!!!!!!!! lvl 17

Thunderschock
Double Team
Tail Whip
Quick attack

;129; Tyfoon lvl 5

Splash

My final team will be something like this:

gyarados, blastoise, lapras/dewgon, vaporeon, tentacreul, starmie/slowbro/kingler

updates will follow soon.

UPDATE:

When I got into Mt. Moon I needed to train my magikarp, but I didn't want to wait very long so I defeated most of the trainers while training my magikarp, so when i got out of Mt. Moon magikarp was already almost a gyarados. Since I was in Cerulean City the city of water pokemon who I love I had the time of my live (water challenge). I again pwned Gary hard and he told me I should thank Bill, so I went to Bill's house when i finally got there was only a pokemon who was saying that he was Bill and that I needed to help him to get back to his human form. After helping bill he gave me a S.S. Anne ticket.

When I in Vermilion City I walked to the S.S. Anne and heard there was a cut master aboard who I ofcourse needed to see, when I almost got there Gary wanted to battle me, well he better didn't do that because my gyarados pwned all his pokemons with 1HKO's! So when he saw that he lost already he ran off. I helped the captain/cut master with a nice back rub and he gave me hm1 which i really needed.

After that I headed back to Cerulean city to meet Misty my biggest water pokemon Rival and 1HKOed her staryu and 3HKOed her starmie. I than headed back to Vermilion city to beat Lt. Surge and get squirtle. I expected Lt. Surge to be very hard because I only had a water flying type gyarados, but i 2HKOed raichu without getting any damage because he used X speed and missed his mega kick (lucky me!)! I then got squirtle who i called tsunami. I'm now on my way to the Rock Tunnel and I'm training squirtle because my gyarados is already lvl 30 so he will disobey me soon...

Team:

;130; lvl 30

dragon rage
tackle
bite
water gun

;007; lvl 14

tackle
tail whip
bubble (soon mega punch)
bubblebeam

updates will follow soon.

Dragon Chimchar
5th April 2008, 9:10 PM
I havent posted yet but in Red or Blue im doing a ground mono and im in rock tunnel
my team :
;028;lv/29
;075;lv/30

i beat Brock with my now boxed starter Bulba:club:

Turtwig.owns
6th April 2008, 4:36 AM
I am doing a normal mono and currently my team is this : Snorlax, Clafable, Ratticate, Fearow, and Persian. All are level 70+ and I am at the E4 now.

Dragon Chimchar
6th April 2008, 11:29 AM
I finnaly beat that jerk Erika with Sandslashs poison sting
before that i found a lv/26 Diglett in box and caught an Onix
team EARTHQUAKE:
;076;LV/37
;095;LV/35
;028;LV/37
;051;LV/36

starting-pro777
7th April 2008, 3:57 PM
water challenge on yellow

I havn't posted updates because my computer had a virus....
I made it (with only 1 pokemon). I don't remember what I have done but i know that I did the most with gyarados his bite. I defeated everybody really easy. Gyarados his strength 1HKOed almost every pokemon....

Mewtwo (lvl 70) vs. Gyarados (lvl 70)

Mewtwo was the fastes of the two so he always attacked first and with his barrier he took down my strenght to damage him only a little bit, but i was lucky that he didn't used much recover so I still defeated him pretty fast (after some full restore's though)

well...this was my monotype challenge (you can't read much of it though)

With only using gyarados in this challange I only have to say that gyarados owns hard!!!;130;!!!

Miss_Pocket_Monster
4th May 2008, 3:32 PM
I'm going to do the monotype challenge with majestic Fire Pokemon! I only just started the challenge today, so here is my current progress:

I left my house and was stopped by Oak to go to the lab. I picked up my adorable little Charmander, Charms. He is precious in every way. ^.^

Shigeru, my rival, attempted to battle me with Squirtle, but failed epically. Victory, bwahahaha! :D

Charms and I then set out for Viridian City. He battled a lvl. 3, Pidgey, which weakened him considerably more than I thought it would. So I ran from all battles that followed and just now made it to the Pokemon Center, where I saved my progress.

Team Blaze so far:

;004; Charms (Charmander) ---- Level 6 ;004;

I'll keep you guys posted! :)

Miss_Pocket_Monster
4th May 2008, 5:01 PM
UPDATE ON TEAM BLAZE!
So far, the challenge is hard, but not nearly as impossible as I imagined. Once I had reached Viridian City, I stocked up on Antidotes, but only bought 2 Pokeballs, for use on HM Slaves. I captured a Rattata for Cut later on (nickname: Rattaslave) and battled countless Pidgey and Rattata with Charms.

Charms was at lvl. 12 when I took him to the Viridian Forest. He easily whipped all the bug trainers in there, due to his awesome Ember, and I leveled him up as much as possible while in the forest. When we got out, Charms scratched his way up to lvl. 15 on some more Rattata and Pidgeys just outside Pewter City.

Despite stocking up on Potions in Pewter, I wound up not needing any of them. Charms whipped the Youngster in Pewter Gym soundly, and this leveled him up enough to evolve into Charmeleon. (This, of course, is the first time I've ever had Charmeleon BEFORE beating Brock xD).

Brock's Pokemon were infinitely easier to beat than I thought they would be, and after Charms used plenty of Leer and Ember attacks, they fell right down, having barely touched him. Upon winning the Boulderbadge, Charms plowed his way through all of the trainers on Route 3, and right now we are at the entrance to Mt. Moon. I have a feeling my adorable lizard can handle it. :)

Team Blaze so far:

;005; Charms (Charmeleon) ---- Level 20;005;

This challenge is awesome! ^.^

Miss_Pocket_Monster
4th May 2008, 10:20 PM
UPDATE ON TEAM BLAZE!
Charms and I waltzed right through Mt. Moon and barely got scraped by wild Pokemon. On top of that, we only fought three trainers - a lass whose grass Pokemon were pushovers, a Rocket, and the fossil guy. I picked the Helix Fossil, but all things considered, that's rather irrelevant. We waltzed over to Cerulean City relatively unscathed, and battled tons of wild Spearows to level up on the way.

Shigeru was insanely easy to beat this time around. Abra and Rattata fell over in one hit apiece from Ember, and Pidgeotto only took two Embers and a Scratch to faint. Squirtle took more effort to knock out, but luckily, Charms received no damage from him since he only used moves like Tail Whip. Nugget bridge was even easier, and I had leveled Charms up to lvl. 27 by the time I got to Bill and the SS Ticket.

I knew that Misty would be a booger to defeat, so I bought 7 potions and battled some more wild Pokemon in the grass until I had raised Charms two more levels. I also captured a Sandshrew for Strength/Flash, nicknaming him Sandslave.

Misty was even tougher to beat than I imagined she would be! Her Staryu was a pushover, sure, but Starmie knocked Charms out three times with its Bubblebeam! I had forgotten what a powerful move Bubblebeam was, at least in the 1st Gen games. I didn't want to bust butt training Charms more in the grass, so I got a cool idea. I replaced his Leer with Bide from the TM Brock gave me; once Starmie had Bubblebeamed him into the red, he unleashed a torrent of power that destroyed Starmie in one hit. It was incredible to watch :).

Upon defeating Misty, I beat the Rocket who stole the Dig TM and headed to Vermillion City. I easily defeated all of the trainers on the way, and just now got my Bike Voucher. I am preparing to board the SS Anne for some epic battling experience (not that Charms needs it much xD), so wish me luck!

Team Blaze so far:

;005;Charms (Charmeleon) ---- Level 31;005;

Miss_Pocket_Monster
5th May 2008, 12:37 AM
UPDATE ON TEAM BLAZE!
Most of the trainers on the SS Anne took extra energy to beat, since they were other fire types and "super effective" water types. The good news is that there were so many of them that Charms gained loads of experience. We also picked up a lot of items as we went.

Shigeru was even easier this time; he seriously cannot keep up with me xD. By the time I confronted him, my Charms was lvl. 35 and knew Slash, so all of his Pokemon, including Squirtle, fell in a single hit. It was beautiful. :)

This brought Charms up a level, but I have decided that I want him to learn all of his best attacks earlier, so I did not evolve him. I will probably let him become a Charizard at lvl. 50 or so.

I found out when Capt. Stern gave me HM 01 that Rattata cannot learn Cut, so I released Rattaslave into the wild and taught Sandslave how to Cut instead. Upon entering the Vermillion Gym, I found the trash can after only three tries and OHKO'ed my way to Surge. None of Surge's Pokemon even managed to get a hit in on me, because I knocked all of his Pokemon out in a single hit, too, with Slash.

I decided not to fool with the Flash HM. I went back to Cerulean and got my bike. Then, I bought 4 Repels and made a break for Rock Tunnel. None of the trainers in my path could touch me, so all I did was gain loads of experience. This was the case in Rock Tunnel, too, though the Hikers gave me a headache because their Geodudes and Gravellers continuously used Selfdestruct. Since Charms is so high level, they thankfully did not come close to knocking him out, but I had to use all 7 of my Potions from earlier thanks to them. Repels made my journey through the Tunnel very quick, though, and now I have arrived in Lavender Town.

I'm going to retire from gaming tonight so that I can finish my take home finals. I will be back with more updates (as well as new Pokemon) either tomorrow or the next day. Until then, here's hoping that someone actually reads this! :D

Team Blaze so far:

;005;Charms (Charmeleon) ----- Level 39;005;

Miss_Pocket_Monster
10th May 2008, 5:22 PM
UPDATE ON TEAM BLAZE!
I have not updated on my progress all week due to finals, my birthday, and my fiance's college graduation. I was a lot busier than I expected to be, but I have made much progress in my challenge :).

Upon arriving in Lavender Town, I immediately set out for Celadon City, avoiding as many trainers as possible so that I could use the new fire-types I would finally get against them. I wanted to level them up to be closer to Charms when I got them, so I made a beeline through the Underground Path and wound up in Celadon City.

Immediately, I went to the back of the Mansion to receive my Eevee, Pietro. I evolved it into Flareon almost as soon as I got it, and was ultra excited to have a new Pokemon on the team at last. Pietro is actually quite strong and capable, and training him has been relatively easy so far. His defense is wonderful, and he actually has a higher attack stat than Charms right now (!). I like him ;136;.

I bought a second Fire Stone while I was at the Department Store, for I knew I would need it later, and then stocked up on healing items, super potions, and Great Balls for future fire captures. I knew Erika would be a cinch to beat, but I still had Team Rocket to contend with, and I also still needed to level up Pietro. After leaving the store, I promptly headed to the patch of grass outside the city to find myself a Vulpix.

It took me awhile to find one, but I caught Vulpix quite easily. Her sprite, sadly, is not a tenth as cute as it would come to be in later games, but I've grown very attached to her as I've been training her. She was rather weak at first, but now she's getting to be pretty strong. Her name is Nina, and I will evolve her into Ninetails once she learns Flamethrower. She's adorable. ;037;

I spent substantial time in the grass leveling up Pietro and Nina, because I wanted them to be really strong for the Rocket Game Corner battles. Charms was very much on the sidelines, as I got Pietro to learn Quick Attack and Nina to learn Roar. When I had reached those milestones, I headed to everyone's favourite gambling place to battle the most inept villains of all time.

Nina headed off against the guy in front of the poster, and from there, I fought every Rocket on my way to get the Lift Key. I tended to use Nina against every Pokemon except the Raticates, because their Hyper Fang usually weakened her substantially. Pietro handled them very well, knocking them all out with relative ease. It did take awhile to get past all the stupid arrow tiles, since they are much slower than in their Generation III incarnations, but once I got downstairs and fought the Rocket with the Key, it no longer bothered me. All I had to do was put up with another floor of tiles and two more Grunts before arriving at Giovanni.

When I did battle Giovanni, I finally let Charms rip into action again. He's still my strongest, so I knew that he would be the best choice against the difficult Rock/Ground types Giovanni likes so much. His sheer level got him through Pokemon like Rhyhorn, though Kangaskhan would have been a breezy defeat anyway, Normal type that it is. Two Slashes took it to the floor. Giovanni departed and gave me the Silph Scope, but the important thing was that Charms finally learned Flamethrower. Who knows? I may just evolve him soon :).

After I got back upstairs (and owned another Grunt with Pietro), I healed at the Pokemon Center and rode my bike to Erika's Gym. It goes without saying that she has been the easiest Gym Leader so far xD. I easily took out all the Bellsprouts and Oddishes that her girls use, though when they used annoyers like Wrap and Poisonpowder, I had to waste some healing items. The only reason they had a chance to annoy me was because Pietro and Nina are lower level than Charms; otherwise, they would have OHKO'ed them. Erika did not use as many annoyers, so Pietro plowed right through all of her Pokemon. It was cool to get the Rainbowbadge, as it means that I'm halfway through my Gym battles. :D

I got all the TMs on the top floor of the Department Store and bought some more super potions and healing items before ambling back to Lavender Town. I took the route through the Saffron City booth to get back there, as I did not want to use the Underground Path again. Nina and Pietro took on all the trainers I had neglected to battle before, defeating them with relative ease. Of course, when I arrived in town and went into Pokemon Tower, I had an even easier battle. Guess who it was?

Yep, Shigeru gets easier to beat every time I fight him! xD He's supposed to get harder, but he disappointed me after Giovanni and all of the other trainers that I had battled up until that point. His Pidgeotto was the hardest, robbing lots of HP from Nina with Quick Attacks before the burn left by Ember finally made him faint. His Growlithe, of course, was "not very effective" against Nina, so a few Confuse Ray and Quick Attacks later and it fell right over. Exeggcute, of course, was Ember fodder for Pietro, and Kadabra did not take much to knock out because of her lousy defense. Charms was my best bet against Wartortle, naturally, and it only took two Slashes to knock him out. After defeating Shigeru, I was feeling very confident about the awesomeness of my team. I did not waste my time fighting all of the wild ghost Pokemon that popped up, but I did battle some Channelers. The healing square helped a lot, for I knew I did not want to waste too many super potions on the Rocket Grunts at the top.

Charms took out Marowak's ghost with some Flamethrower/Slash power, and the usual routine of the Rockets made them so predictable that Nina and Pietro were more easily able to handle them than I had anticipated. Grateful for my destruction of a few dozen Zubats, Koffings, and the like, Mr. Fuji gave me the Pokeflute. I healed up in the Pokemon Center, and that is where I am now, preparing to head to Fuschia City for some more power training. Having even more friends on the team is making this challenge all the better, and I can't wait to update again! Sorry for the wall-'o-text here, but I wanted to sum up my progress properly. It will be shorter next time, I promise! :D

Team Blaze so far:

;005;Charms (Charmeleon) ---- Level 43;005;
;136;Pietro (Flareon) ---- Level 32;136;
;037;Nina (Vulpix) ---- Level 31;037;

EDIT I got in trouble for making this three posts to minimize the lengthiness of my update, so this is going to stay a wall-'o-text for now. If anyone has trouble reading it, just skip it. I prolly write too many details in my posts anyway xD

Uspide
12th May 2008, 5:31 AM
Ok im plannign on donig fighting, jsut for the heck of it. however, quick question: whats the ruling on poliwrath? can i level him while he's a wag/whirl? he's not fight at that time...

Miss_Pocket_Monster
12th May 2008, 9:09 PM
UPDATE ON TEAM BLAZE!
My team is getting stronger all the time, but as I traveled to Fuchsia, I realised just how much more work I have cut out for me now that the Gym Leaders have jumped up a notch. I defeated the Snorlax on Route 12 quite easily, though I left the other Snorlax alone because I want to capture it when my challenge is over. Pietro and Nina got heaps of experience battling all the fish and bird trainers on the way to Fuchsia, and Nina finally learned Flamethrower. A whole level earlier than I thought she would, at that. So I decided to evolve her into Ninetails, and now she's at least twice as powerful and so very elegant. :)

Unfortunately, the trainers at Koga's Gym were absolutely yucky. Most of them had Psychic rather than Poison types, and Psychic types are a complete doozer in the original games. Their Pokemon were also ten levels ahead of the ones on Route 15, so instead of being far stronger than them, I was on an equal plane with them. I pushed Nina and Pietro to do the best they could, and made sure that I had tons of Full Heals in my bag. I still had to go back to the Pokemon Center to heal a few times, because the Drowzees and Hypnos I had to contend with took a lot out of my team. I left Charms for Koga; he's still my strongest, and most of Koga's Pokemon were no match for him. Weezing, however, was a nightmare. I had to use 7 Super Potions and 3 Antidotes on Charms to beat him. It was worth it, though, for I finally evolved him into Charizard upon receiving the Soulbadge. His stats are truly beastly now, and I know that he will do well in the battles to come.

Nina and Pietro gained some more experience on Cycling Road when I was finished with the Gym, because I wanted them to be ready for the epic fight against Team Rocket that I know we will be facing shortly. Aside from some Poison annoyances, the two of them did beautifully in those battles, and Pietro even learned Bite (which is much better as a Dark-type move in later generations). After all the leveling up, I spent a brief stint in the Safari Zone.

I caught no Pokemon at all on my Safari, for all I wanted was the Gold Teeth and the Surf HM. I retrieved them as quickly as I could and exited, trading the Gold Teeth for Strength and teaching Strength to Sandslave before heading back up Route 15 towards Saffron. I am enthralled to be entering Saffron City, for it is one of my favourite towns in the original game, and the conflict at Silph Co. is intense and gripping. :D

Team Blaze so far:

;006;Charms (Charizard) ---- Level 46;006;
;136;Pietro (Flareon) ---- Level 40;136;
;038;Nina (Ninetails) ---- Level 40;038;

[To Uspide - as long as you don't battle trainers with Poliwag, it's perfectly acceptable to level it up by fighting wild Pokemon, using Rare Candies, or putting it in the daycare. At least, that's my understanding. Hope it helps!]

Dancing Melon
13th May 2008, 4:57 PM
I remember I started one of these a long time ago on my Blue version. ^_^

I think I'll do ... a normal challenge, then maybe try something more difficult later.

Miss_Pocket_Monster
13th May 2008, 5:42 PM
UPDATE ON TEAM BLAZE!
I played the game a lot yesterday, so this will be a somewhat lengthy update. Upon my arrival in Saffron, I came to find that the Rocket Grunts in Silph Co. were up to no good; sadly, they were not much fun to beat because there was no challenge in it. All of them were at least ten levels below my Pokemon, and their barrage of Raticates and Zubats was once again a mere annoyance. Pietro and Nina plowed through them with ease and leveled up, which enabled Pietro to learn Fire Spin at last. I battled as many Grunts as I could, since I knew that they would be gone when I beat Giovanni, but there were only so many of them, and it took no time at all to heal on the ninth floor and warp to Shigeru.

I still don't have much trouble beating Shigeru, but his Pokemon took a little extra strength this time around. Pietro had to Fire Spin Pidgeot several times, and it got one critical Wing Attack in before he Embered it down. Growlithe, luckily, was easy for Nina to Confuse, and her Quick Attacks knocked it out. A single Flamethrower, as always, rendered Exeggcute a pushover, and two more of them from Nina knocked out Alakazam. I was worried that Blastoise would knock out Charms, but luckily, it did not get to rob loads of HP because it used Bubble. Two Slash attacks sent it to the floor. Having whipped my rival soundly, I got a Lapras to be my Surf slave (nickname Lapraslave) before healing and heading to Giovanni.

Giovanni was only slightly tougher than the Grunt guarding his floor. His Rhyhorn, of course, was the toughest, due to its Rock type. Two Flamethrower attacks from Charms took it out, though. Nidoqueen was knocked out by the same attack from Nina, though Nidoking did some damage before she knocked him out in a similar fashion. Kangaskhan, mercifully, was just as much a pushover as before, falling quickly to Charm's Slash attack. As thanks for defeating Giovanni, the President of Silph gave me my Master Ball, and I rejoiced silently and happily.

At Sabrina's Gym, I made sure to pay close attention to the warp tiles so that I did not get stuck in there while battling all of her trainers. As is the case with most Psychics, their Pokemon were physically weak but had yucky Special Attacks. My Pokemon knocked many of the Kadabra and Mr. Mime types out with relative ease, but when they managed to get a Confusion in on me, it hurt! I actually had to heal at the Pokemon Center before facing Sabrina herself. Fortunately for me, she was less annoying than Koga. Kadabra took two Flamethrowers from Charms to fall down, Mr. Mime was destroyed by Pietro's Fire Spin, and Venomoth, due to its Bug type, was incinerated by a Flamethrower from Nina. Alakazam was her most powerful, using Psywave to sap some energy from Charms, but he still made it faint with just a few hits, and I still did not need to use any healing items. Having won my Marshbadge, I plowed through the Fighting-types next door to get my Hitmonlee. I put it in the computer and headed through Vermillion, through Diglett's Cave to Viridian to Pallet Town, where I hopped on Lapraslave to Surf to Cinnabar.

I put Sandslave in the computer when I got to the island so that I could catch the final members of my team at the Mansion. I found Molly, a pretty Ponyta, promptly upon entering, though Flicker, my Magmar, took much longer to find. I leveled up both of them for a seeming eternity in that Mansion to help them catch up, until Molly evolved into Rapidash and Flicker learned Confuse Ray. I got the Secret Key quickly and painlessly so that I could leave after that. Then, I had those two take on all the little burglar men at Blaine's Gym. Due to Fire types being ineffective against other Fire types, the other attacks that Molly and Flicker know were quite helpful. Molly looked graceful as she Stomped her way through Vulpixes and Growlithes, and the Skull Bash TM that I taught Flicker came in handy on Pokemon like Ninetails.

Blaine himself was easy enough to beat. Molly, lovely unicorn that she is, wasted Growlithe and Ponyta with some hard Stomps and the Swift TM that I bestowed on her. His Rapidash, unfortunately, stomped her back, so I had to switch out to Charms to finish him off. Charms slashed right through Arcanine, so I got the Volcanobadge and the Fire Blast TM I've been wanting. I decided it would be best served on Molly, since she's stunningly beautiful and the only member of my team that does not learn Flamethrower. After giving my Helix Fossil to the lab and stocking up on as many healing items, HP restorers, and Ultra Balls (for Moltres) as I could, I Surfed back to Pallet and headed north to face Giovanni in Viridian.

Flicker, who is getting to be among the most unique and strong of the Pokemon on my team, wasted no time Confusing and Skull Bashing all of the Nidorinos and Machokes that haunt the Viridian Gym. Molly, of course, used her new Fire Blast to its fullest as well, getting in some OHKOs along the way. I tried not to bother with the annoying arrow tiles once again, as all I could think of was battling Giovanni. His Pokemon were in top form this time; Rhyhorn again took two Flamethrowers from Charms to bite the dust, but it was Molly who stole the show from there on. Dugtrio fell in one hit from the power of her Fire Blast, and Nidoqueen took a Fire Blast and two Fire Spins to knock out. Nidoking blessedly did not do much damage this time, since Giovanni wasted a turn each time using Guard Spec on his Pokemon. Heh, what a loser. Two Fire Blasts and a Stomp made quick work of Nidoking. Rhydon was once again left to Charms, who was able to Flamethrower him into oblivion due to his inexplicable love of the highly inaccurate move, Horn Drill. At last, the Earthbadge and the ultimate Pokemon power were mine! Giovanni gave me the Fissure TM and mysteriously departed, never to be seen again. I can only wonder where he is and what he is doing now.

I now prepare to battle my rival and head up Victory Road to challenge the Pokemon League! Wish me luck, everyone. :)

Team Blaze so far:

;006;Charms (Charizard) ---- Level 51;006;
;136;Pietro (Flareon) ---- Level 46;136;
;038;Nina (Ninetails) ---- Level 47;038;
;078;Molly (Rapidash) ---- Level 43;078;
;126;Flicker (Magmar) ---- Level 41;126;

[Yay! More people are on board with the challenge now. xD Can't wait to hear about your challenge, Dancing Melon. :)]

Dancing Melon
13th May 2008, 7:29 PM
Normal Challenge - Blue Version
Chapter 1

Well, I began my journey in my room, playing my SNES. Since that was getting me nowhere, I left my house and started to search for Professor Oak who would help me start my journey. I checked at my rival/neighbor's house (his name is Baka, by the way), and his sister told me that Baka was at the lab. I went to the lab, and Baka said that the Professor was not there. I decided to go search for him myself, so I entered the grass and then someone told me to stop. And that someone was Professor Oak himself! He told me that it was dangerous to travel without a Pokemon, so he took me back to the lab to get one. At last!

Baka was still waiting there, and was whining to the poor old professor about having to wait so long. What a spoiled brat he is! Professor Oak let me choose first, and I chose a Charmander, even though he would not be able to be a part of my team for long, the Pokemon still had a special place in my heart. I could always find some way for him to help me later. Baka chose a Squirtle, and then I began to leave, when he challenged me to a battle. My Charmander and I destroyed Baka and his Squirtle easily, and then we left the lab.

Charmander and I reached Viridian fairly quickly, and my first thought was to buy some Poke Balls so I could catch some Normal Pokemon. But when I entered the clerk, he immediately asked me to go back and deliver something to Professor Oak! I accepted, and left right away, since I would be returning and could explore the rest of the town later.

I reached Pallet Town without seeing many wild Pokemon, and gave the professor his parcel. Baka showed up too, and Professor Oak gave both of us a Pokedex. Baka said he wouldn't need my help, and then said something about his sister and a map. I didn't feel like I needed a map, so I went back to Viridian.

I was finally able to buy some Poke Balls, and I bought a few Andidotes and Awakenings as well, to use later. I took Charmander out to catch the first Normal Pokemon we saw, and it was a level 3 Rattata. 2 Scratches from Charmander and a Poke Ball later, I had the first member of my team. I healed at the Pokemon Center, and went back out to find a Pidgey. By the time I did, Rattata was level 5, and soon I had a level 2 Pidgey on my team as well. Then, it was time to temporarily say goodbye to Charmander. I put him in the PC, and started to train Rattata and Pidgey.

Many wild Pokemon and several trips to the Pokemon Center later, Rattata and Pidgey were both at level 7. I decided to go find Baka to challenge him, and on my way I found a level 5 Spearow! After one more trip to the Pokemon Center, I ran into Baka and we had a fairly nice battle.

I sent out Spearow first against his Pidgey to see how he would hold up, and he didn't do so hot, so I switched to Rattata. It only took a few Quick Attacks to bring it down, and then I let Pidgey go against his Squirtle. She used lots of Sand-Attacks, so none of his attacks were hitting, and when he was almost knocked-out, I let Spearow try again. Of course, now an attack hit, and Spearow was knocked-out. Rattata ended the battle with a Quick Attack, so I was victorious.

Now, it was time to head to the Viridian Forest. My freshly healed Pokemon were up to the challenge, especially Spearow. This would be a great place for him to train since he had a Peck attack and there were lots of Bug Pokemon. It only took him a few wild Pokemon battles and one trainer battle to catch up with Rattata and Pidgey. The trainers in the forest were no match, so I was out of there in no time. I reached Pewter City, and will begin training for Brock's gym next. This one will most likely be the hardest, but I think my Pokemon will be able to handle it with some training. :]

My Team:
;019; Rattata: lvl 8
Tackle
Tail Whip
Quick Attack
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;016; Pidegy: lvl 8
Gust
Sand-Attack
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-

;021; Spearow: lvl 8
Peck
Growl
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Aw, thanks Miss_Pocket_Monster! I read over your challenge and it seems to be going well. ^^

Good luck with the Pokemon League!

MAGIKARP IS AWESOME!!!
14th May 2008, 2:50 PM
I restarted the Game and am doing an all-water challenge. Currently have 3 badges and training the Following Team:

Blastoise Lv.36
Tackle
Bite
Bubble
Water Gun

Gyarados Lv.35
Tackle
Dragon Rage
Bite
Bubblebeam

Vaporean Lv.33
Tackle
Water Gun
Ice Beam
Quick Attack

Shellder Lv.15
Tackle
Withdraw
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Tentacool Lv.5
Acid
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Going to be a while.

Miss_Pocket_Monster
15th May 2008, 3:57 AM
UPDATE ON TEAM BLAZE!
Today was my big day!:)

I beat Shigeru on the way to Victory Road, but was alarmed by how much he had leveled up so quickly. Flicker took on his Pidgeot, but fainted because its Wing Attack was so strong. Molly took over and Stomped him down. Rhyhorn was mercifully easy to conquer with Charms' Flamethrower, but Alakazam was really beefed up this time. I had to use some Hyper Potion to keep her from Psybeaming Charms out of existence. Nina took on Growlithe and Exeggcute with aplomb, as per usual, but Blastoise was ridiculously strong this time, so I had to waste some Hyper Potions and Slash a lot at him. I decided to heal up at the Pokemon Center before going through the cave. I also got Sandslave back out and put Flicker in the compy, for the time being. I knew I would need it to do the Strength puzzle.

I did not bother fighting many wild Pokemon at first, but I did battle many trainers, taking full advantage of Pietro's new Body Slam TM and Molly's Fire Blast especially. A few trainers gave me trouble, but it was no big deal. Every time I tried to catch Moltres, my ball "missed", and I soft reset the game probably five times before giving up and using my Master Ball on it. Oh well. I don't think I was supposed to capture Mewtwo for this challenge anyway, just defeat it. xD Triumph, my new legendary bird, is officially part of the team, but I vowed not to train or use him for the Elite Four, as I felt it would be cheating. After figuring out the world's easiest boulder riddle, I got to the giant Pokemon Center and switched out Sandslave for Flicker again.

I then spent literally an entire day doing nothing but leveling up my Pokemon in Victory Road. I will not lie; it got tedious and boring, and by the time I had leveled up all of my Pokemon into their '50s save for Flicker, I was satisfied that I was ready to take on the Elite Four. I did not save until after conquering Lance, however, just to be safe. Here's a breakdown of how all my challenges went:

Lorelei:
Definitely the hardest of the four for me to beat, since four out of five of her Pokemon are Water types too. Charms Slashed Dewgong down to nothing in three turns, but Cloyster made him faint. From there on, I sacrificed Flicker to revive him, and used Pietro to Body Slam and Fire Spin Cloyster down. That whittled poor Pietro into the red, so I got my revived Charms out to battle Slowbro. I had to waste a TON of PP from both Slash and Fire Spin to knock that silly thing out, and Charms was exhausted by the end of the battle. Jynx was a bit of a breather in the lineup; Nina OHKO'ed it with Flamethrower. Lapras, however, once again drained Charms, though it took a lot less Slashing than Slowbro. Having defeated Lorelei, I used some Hyper Potions and an Ether on Charms before heading to my next challenge.

Bruno:
The easiest of the Four, at least for me. Onix may be super effective against Fire types, but it's still a pushover that two Flamethrowers took out. Hitmonchan did some damage to Molly with Mega Punch, but Swift and Fire Spin put it in the dog house. Hitmonlee may have been a threat, but Bruno wasted two turns using X-Defend on it, making it easy for Nina to use the Toxic TM I tought her and two Embers to take it down. Machamp seemed like a real threat, but Charms' Flamethrower wasted it easily thanks to Bruno's desire to X-Defend his Pokemon to Uberdom. I did not need to use nearly as many healing items this time, so I felt quite relieved and ready for the next challenge.

Agatha:
More of an annoyer than anything else, this lady thought that getting Gengar to use Confuse Ray would be hilarious. What she wasn't expecting was for me to switch out and use Molly's Fire Blast to knock it out. Two Fire Blasts and a Flamethrower did the trick. Golbat was a big fan of Confuse Ray also, so I once again switched, and Pietro used Bite and Body Slam until another Confuse Ray forced me to put Nina on the front lines. This is when I found out that Agatha loves super potions, so Nina had to Ember Golbat down until she got Confused. I rinsed and repeated by bringing Pietro back out, and a Body Slam from him killed Golbat this time. Arbok was next, and a few of Pietro's Embers blessedly took it out. Haunter, however, was a pain, because Agatha also thinks it's hilarious to use Hypnosis three times in a row. Charms, however, was not buying it, and happily killed it with Flamethrower. It took several Flamethrowers from Charms to kill her last Gengar, and she did spam a few more super potions, but it was no big deal, since I only had one Elite Four member to take on after her.

Lance:
Good. Freaking. Grief. Lance is deadly! Not as tough to beat as Lorelei because of his attraction to Hyper Beam (thank goodness), but still many times harder to beat than Agatha or Bruno! Gyrados OHKO'ed Charms with a Hydro Pump, but I once again sacrificed Flicker to revive it. Charms then easily slashed Gyrados down. I pitted Pietro against Dragonair, and though its Hyper Beam took a lot out of him, I used the period between Hyper Beams to take advantage and get in a Body Slam or a Bite. I did the same with his second Dragonair, using the time between Hyper Beams to utilize Nina's Toxic and Quick Attack. Lance, like Agatha, is a sucker for healing items, but he prefers hyper potions to super potions. So Nina got worn out from the battle with Dragonair, and I was forced to switch back to Charms. Its Flamethrower wore down Aerodactyl after about four or five times, but it took a substantial beating in the meantime, and I had to use my first turn against Dragonite to heal it. Dragonite, surprisingly, used Agility twice before using Hyper Beam, so Charms got to Slash it twice before Lance doused it with hyper potion. Two more Slashes following the next Hyper Beam left me with no choice but to use my last hyper potion on Charms. Luckily, Dragonite used Hyper Beam again, so I had a free turn in which to knock it out. I dug into my full restores now (all 28 of them that I bought) and healed my Pokemon. I also used an ether on Pietro for Body Slam and an Elixer on Charms. At this point, I saved the game, so that I could face......

Shigeru:
Predictably, he was harder to beat this time than ever. What I didn't expect was that he would hurt a lot less than Lance. His first Pokemon out was Pidgeot, which fell to two Flamethrowers from Nina (one of which burned him). Rhydon could have hurt Charms badly, but all he did was Leer, so Charms was able to Flamethrower him to the ground in just three turns. Heh, Shigeru is special. Alakazam, unfortunately, was even stronger this time than last, courtesy of that wonderful move called Reflect, and I thought she would Psybeam Pietro dead. Luckily, Body Slam and Fire Spin helped me put her in her place, though Pietro was in the red past that point. Molly used Swift to overpower Arcanine, and Exeggcutor, unsurprisingly, fell in one hit from Nina's Flamethrower. Blastoise, however, terrified me. When Charms first Slashed him, he just used Withdraw. After the second Slash, however, he Hydro Pumped Charms into the red, so I was forced to yank out a full restore. He Withdrew again when I used another Slash, and my fourth Slash was countered by yet another Hydro Pump, which lowered Charms' HP almost enough to make him faint. I decided then to take a gamble and Slash him one last time. By some miracle, Shigeru did NOT pull out any healing items, so the last Slash made Blastoise faint. I won the ultimate challenge. I am now the Elite Four Champion! :D

Professor Oak came in to congratulate me and explain how proud he is of the bond I share with my Pokemon. It's true, too; I do share a special bond with Team Blaze now, for they are the most unique and challenging team I have ever trained. As the credits rolled and my Pokedex was rated, I beamed with pride. Now all that's left is to find and battle Mewtwo!

For the record, I completed my first League Challenge at 18:15. Not bad, if I do say so meself. :)

Team Blaze so far:
;006;Charms (Charizard) ---- Level 58;006;
;136;Pietro (Flareon) ---- Level 53;136;
;038;Nina (Ninetails) ---- Level 53;038;
;078;Molly (Rapidash) ---- Level 50;078;
;126;Flicker (Magmar) ---- Level 49;126;
;146;Triumph (Moltres) ---- Level 50;146;

[Awwww, thanks for the encouragement, Dancing Melon! I really appreciate it, and it helped me win, I think. ^^ Good luck in your quest! It sounds like things are going great so far. ^^

Miss_Pocket_Monster
15th May 2008, 4:41 PM
FINAL UPDATE ON TEAM BLAZE!
RaZoR LeAf told me that it was OK if I waited a day or two between posts and nobody posted between my posts because the topic is stickied. As such, I will assume that this is not a double post since my last post was yesterday and inform everyone that I have officially completed the Monotype Challenge on Pokemon Blue! :D

After beating the Elite Four, I plowed through all of the early cities and Mt. Moon, encountering few wild Pokemon along the way. Stocking up on repels in Cerulean City and exchanging Triumph for Lapraslave so I could Surf, I dived into the waters off the coast and headed for the Unknown Dungeon.

The Dungeon took a long time to get through, since it has plenty of twists and turns, but I easily found a way to Mewtwo, and picked up plenty of spare items as I went.

I had forgotten just how powerful Mewtwo was in the RBY days. Granted, he's still powerful, but even with Charms nearing level 60, it took time and effort to make him faint. At first I thought I could use Pietro's Body Slam to paralyze him once he got weak enough so I could catch him, but he made Pietro faint with Psychic and then used Recover twice, so I gave up on that silly idea. I was thankful to have plenty of full restores in my bag, as Charms was weakened substantially by Psychic. Charms eventually fainted, but when I brought out Nina, a breakthrough happened. One Flamethrower burned Mewtwo, so that no matter how many times he Recovered, he would always be hurt by the burn. I revived Charms and restored his HP as Nina fell to another Psychic attack, and that's when I figured out the perfect idea. I had Charms continuously use Fire Spin on him. That way, he took damage from both Fire Spin and the burn on the same turn. Fire Spin missed twice, giving Mewtwo a chance to Recover, but then Charms' Flamethrower put him back down a notch, and after he robbed a little of Charms' strength with Swift, it was back to Fire Spinning. At long last, Mewtwo hit the floor of the cave because of the power of Fire Spin and a hot burn. I had done it. I had defeated the strongest original Pokemon of all and completed my quest at last.

I have now escaped via rope to the Pokemon Center, and am planning to continue to build my team now that the challenge is over. I am so proud of all of my Pokemon, and I know that I never could have triumphed as I did without their hard work. I hope to get Charms to level 100 at some point, and to have all of the other Pokemon follow suit. I enjoyed this challenge immensely, and may do it again one day. Good luck to all who follow me! :)

Team Blaze:
;006;Charms (Charizard) ---- Level 59;006;
Slash
Submission
Flamethrower
Fire Spin

;136;Pietro (Flareon) ---- Level 53;136;
Ember
Bite
Body Slam
Fire Spin

;038;Nina (Ninetails) ---- Level 53;038;
Ember
Toxic
Quick Attack
Flamethrower

;078;Molly (Rapidash) ---- Level 51;078;
Swift
Take Down
Fire Spin
Fire Blast

;126;Flicker (Magmar) ---- Level 49;126;
Psywave
Confuse Ray
Fire Punch
Skull Bash

;146;Triumph (Moltres) ---- Level 50;146;
Peck
Fire Spin

Final Time - 18:29

Team Blaze owns your soul! ^_^

superluis5
15th May 2008, 5:01 PM
ok i take the chanlendge i will do it with water type and will beat the whole game!

superluis5
15th May 2008, 5:06 PM
ok i take the chanlendge i will do it with water type and will beat the whole game!

Kaika
15th May 2008, 9:52 PM
I think I'll do this with normal types, not only is it my favorite type, there are lots to choose from and they have a very versitile movepool (too bad I won't be able to use my starter though)

TrueCharizard
16th May 2008, 8:49 PM
I think I'd go for water type.. Squirtle, then get magikarp and you're putting the hurts on them with wartortle and Gyarados. Then when you get to Cinnibar Island you just grab Staryu, Slowpoke, etc.

Dancing Melon
17th May 2008, 4:49 PM
Normal Challenge - Blue Version
Chapter 2

In order to defeat Brock, my team and I had to train, at least some. After lots of Caterpie and such in the Viridian Forest, each of my Pokemon were at level 12, so I thought it was time to challenge the gym.

The first trainer wasn't too hard since he had a Ground type, so that battle only took a few minutes. Then, after a quick trip to the Pokemon Center, it was time to face Brock.

I started out by sending out Pidgey against his Geodude, and used lots of Sand-Attacks. I switched to Rattata to do most of the damage by using Tail Whip then Quick Attack. After a bit of that Geodude was finished. Then, it was Pidgey against Onix. I used the same Sand-Attack method before switching to Spearow, but using Leer and Peck just wasn't enough. Rattata was eventually able to take it down, but was pretty weak at the end. But, I was victorious! I collected my badge, money, and Bide TM and left for Mt. Moon.

The trainers along the way were fairly easy, and my Pokemon's levels went up some. They were really getting into shape, but I thought that I should add some members to my team. I became set on catching a Jigglypuff and a Clefairy to add to my team.

The first Jigglypuff I saw I knocked out by accident, but as soon as I saw another, I threw a Poke Ball and caught it! It was only level 3, but I knew it would level up quickly. I healed everyone at the Pokemon Center and entered Mt. Moon.

I battled every trainer I could find, and switched out Jigglypuff so it would gain some experience. It quickly climbed levels, so it was almost caught up with everyone else. I also found a Water Gun TM and let Jigglypuff learn it, so it could level up by battling Rock-types.

Then, I started my Clefairy hunt. Like with Jigglypuff, I knocked out the first one I saw by accident, and it took me a while to find a second one. When I did, I used a single Peck from Spearow and threw a Poke Ball, and Clefairy joined my team at a fairly nice level 10. I finished battling the trainers in Mt. Moon and soon arrived in Cerulean City.

After healing at the Pokemon Center, I went to find Baka. It's been a while since I've seen him, so we had a nice battle. I sent out Jigglypuff against his Pigeotto, and put it to sleep before switching to Pidgey and using Sand-Attacks. He stayed asleep for a while, and when he woke up, I began using Quick-Attacks and eventually he fainted. Abra and Rattata were easy; Abra went down to a single Hyper Fang from Rattata and his Rattata was defeated by Jigglypuff. Then, Squirtle was easy as well, although it almost knocked out my Pidgey. So Jigglypuff used a Sing attack and Spearow finished it off. Baka needs a lot more training if he's going to defeat me.

Now, it was time for Clefairy to train. She was a bit behind everyone else. During training, I caught a nice level 6 Sandshrew to use as a Cut/Strength slave later on. Now my Pokemon are around level 15/16 expect for Clefairy who is quickly catching up. Next is the Nugget Bridge and the Cerulean Gym battle.

My Team:
;035; Clefairy: lvl 14
Pound
Growl
Sing
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;021; Spearow: lvl 15
Peck
Growl
Leer
Fury Attack

;039; Jigglypuff: lvl 15
Sing
Pound
Water Gun
Disable

;019; Rattata: lvl 16
Tackle
Tail Whip
Quick Attack
Hyper Fang

;016; Pidgey: lvl 16
Gust
Sand-Attack
Quick Attack
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Congratulations on beating the challenge Miss_Pocket_Monster! ^^ And thanks for the luck!

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EDIT: Well, since I had no homework this weekend and no one else posted, I'll update again. xP;

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Normal Challenge - Blue Version
Chapter 3

Well, the Nugget Bridge and trainers after that were pretty easy, and my Pokemon grew a few levels there as well. Also, my Pidgey evolved! It was my first one to evolve so far, so that's pretty exciting.

So I reached Bill's house, changed him back to a human from a Pokemon, recieved the S.S. Ticket, and went back. I easily defeated the Rocket with the Dig TM, and decided to go find a Meowth before challenging the gym. It took a while to find one, but I caught the first one I saw which was at level 10, so it had some catching up to do since all of my other Pokemon were at level 17/18.

I got Meowth up to about level 15, and I decided to go ahead and challenge the gym, since the rest of my Pokemon would be able to handle it.

Meowth was up against the first trainer, and was able to beat his Horsea, but it became pretty weak. So, it was Jigglypuff against Shellder, and that took a while because of Withdraw. Then, I battled the second trainer with Jigglypuff as well, and took a quick trip to the Pokemon Center before battling Misty.

I sent out Meowth first against Staryu, jut for experience, and ended up using Clefairy's Sing and Rattata's Hyper Fang. Stupid X Defend. Then, Starmie was a bit trickier, because it kept waking up. I did use lots of Sand-Attacks from Pigeotto though, so it didn't really hurt me too much. At last, it fell to Clefairy, and I collected my badge and TM. I haven't taught anyone Bubblebeam yet, because I'm not sure who would use it the best.

My Pokemon and I then began traveling south to Vermillion City. The trainers weren't too difficult, and Meowth caught up to all of my other Pokemon. Then once I reached Vermillion, I went to the right to battle even more trainers, and Rattata wound up evolving into Raticate. A proud moment indeed.

I went to the S.S. Anne next, and slowly battled all of the trainers and each of my Pokemon reached level 21, so Spearow evolved into Fearow. They're really growing up.

I also ran into Baka. How he got onto a luxury cruise ship I'll never know ... but anyway, this battle with him was much easier than the last. I mostly used Meowth, Raticate, Clefairy, and Jigglypuff. It was over in about 3 minutes or so, so Baka really needs to work on training.

Then, I got the Cut HM from the poor seasick captain, taught Raticate Dig for the gym, and left the ship and watched it depart. After it was gone, I healed at the Pokemon Center and boxed Pidgeotto for my Sandshrew, slave, so I could Cut into the gym. Although before going there I took a quick detour through Diglett's Tunnel to get the Flash HM, then I went to the gym.

I battled the trainers with Meowth, Clefairy, and Jigglypuff and opened the lock on my third try. Lt. Surge was a very easy battle; Voltorb and Pikachu fainted after one Dig, and Raichu was defeated after a Dig and a Quick Attack, all from Raticate. My easiest gym battle yet. This time I got a Thunderbolt TM with my gym badge, but I haven't decided who I'm going to teach it to. It's between Meowth and Clefairy.

Now I plan on battling all the trainers before the Rock Tunnel, and teaching the Abra I caught Flash, since I hate the dark. Pidgeotto is going to get a little behind in training, but she'll catch up quickly.

My Team:
;035; Clefairy: lvl 22
Pound // Growl // Sing // Doubleslap

;022; Fearow: lvl 22
Peck // Growl // Leer // Fury Attack

;039; Jigglypuff: lvl 22
Sing // Pound // Water Gun // Disable

;052; Meowth: lvl 23
Scratch // Growl // Bite // Pay Day

;020; Raticate: lvl 23
Dig // Tail Whip // Quick Attack // Hyper Fang

;027; Slave (Sandshrew): lvl 6 [Cut/Strength Slave]
Scratch // Cut // - // -

Boxed Members:

;004; Charmander: lvl 7
Scratch // Growl // - // -

;017; [b]Pidgeotto: lvl 21
Gust // Sand-Attack // Quick Attack // Whirlwind

;063; Flasher (Abra): lvl 8 [Flash Slave]
Teleport // - // - // -

- - - - - - - - - -

Haha, just for fun, I checked my Pokemon's genders on Pokemon Stadium 2. So far they're all girls except for Clefairy, Charmander, and Abra. :] Just random, useless information.

Dancing Melon
19th May 2008, 10:02 PM
Normal Challenge - Blue Version
Chapter 4

The trainers before the Rock Tunnel weren't very tough; for some reason this challenge just keeps getting easier! I reached the Pokemon Center in no time, and I swaped out Slave for Flasher, and headed into the Rock Tunnel.

The only thing I had trouble with was the Rock-type Pokemon; Jigglypuff lost a lot of HP so was only able to take out one at a time, so Raticate ended up doing most of the work with Dig. A few of my Pokemon fainted, so I had to Dig back out to the Pokemon Center, but it wasn't too hard to get through.

I battled the trainers after Rock Tunnel with ease, and arrived in Lavender Town. I put Flasher back in the PC and took out Pidgeotto, who was a good 4 levels behind everyone else. However, the trainers on Route 8 quickly caught her up to speed.

I arrived at Celedon, but took out Slave quickly to get the Fly HM, which I taught to Pidgeotto since she didn't learn a flying move yet.

Once I arrived back in Celedon, I got the TMs from the little girl at the roof of the department store, put Slave back in the PC, then headed straight for the Game Corner to battle the Rockets. I took them out with ease, and Giovanni was quite easy as well. Kangaskahn gave me a bit of trouble since it was a little stronger, but I eventually took it down with some Hyper Fangs from Raticate.

With the Silph Scope, I went back to Lavender to the Pokemon Tower. Baka is such a pushover; that and I just taught my Pokemon a bunch of attacks like Thunderbolt and Ice Beam. So that was a very easy battle. I also defeated all of the trainer's, the Marowak, and Team Rocket members easily, and I got the Poke Flute! So I headed south to catch myself a Snorlax.

The first two tries, I accidently knocked out Snorlax, but on the third try, he was paralyzed and had little HP, and I got lucky and caught him with my first Great Ball. I felt so pleased.

I flew back to Celedon, and swapped out Jigglypuff for Snorlax. Now, Jigglypuff was a great team member, but I didn't see her as a part of my final team. I taught Snorlax Rock Slide, then had to swap him for slave to get into the gym.

The gym was pretty easy; Pidgeotto, Fearow, and Clefairy's Ice Beam pretty much owned everyone, and Erika went down in a flash as well. My Pokemon were nearly level 30, and they were becoming very good battlers. I got my fourth badge and Mega Drain TM and flew to Lavender Town to take the south path towards Fuscia. I thought it would be best to train before taking on the Rockets at Silph Co., so that's what I plan to do.

My Team:

;022; Fearow: lvl 29
Peck // Mirror Move // Leer // Fury Attack

;020; Raticate: lvl 30
Dig // Focus Energy // Bubblebeam // Hyper Fang

;017; Pidgeotto: lvl 30
Fly // Sand-Attack // Quick Attack // Whirlwind

;053; Persian: lvl 30
Thunderbolt // Screech // Bite // Pay Day

;035; Clefairy: lvl 30
Pound // Minimize // Sing // Ice Beam

;143; Snorlax: lvl 30
Headbutt // Amnesia // Rest // Rock Slide

Boxed Members:

;039; Jigglypuff: lvl 28 [Former Battler]
Sing // Pound // Water Gun // Disable

;004; Charmander: lvl 7
Scratch // Growl // - // -

;063; [b]Flasher (Abra): lvl 8 [Flash Slave]
Teleport // Flash // - // -

;027; Slave (Sandshrew): lvl 6 [Cut/Strength Slave]
Scratch // Cut // - // -

- - - - - - - - - -

Hehe, it's been a couple days since my last post, so I guess it's okay to post again. ^^;

The end of nothingness
21st May 2008, 2:06 PM
Pokemon Yellow- Electric team!

Xtra
21st May 2008, 2:51 PM
Pokemon Yellow- Electric team!

Is that even possible? How are you going to get past Brock?

Dancing Melon
25th May 2008, 8:26 PM
Normal Challenge - Blue Version
Chapter 5

Well, I took down all of the trainers between Lavender and Fushcia, and my Clefairy learned Metronome at level 31, so I thought it was time to evolve him, which I did. Now he's quickly becoming one of my strongest Pokemon.

As soon as I got to Fushcia, I went straight to the Safari Zone. I got the Gold Teeth and the Surf HM, and I started looking for more normal Pokemon. I settled on getting a Kangaskhan, and after scaring 5 away, I caught one! I taught her Surf and trained her on Cycling Road, and she quickly caught up with everyone else. After a lot of thought, I decided to box Fearow. She's a really good Pokemon, but I had a feeling that once Pidgeotto evolved she would be stronger, so that's what I did.

Then, I went to Silph Co. to train more before battling Koga and Sabrina. While I was fighting, Pidgeotto finally evolved! Now all of my current team members were at their strongest form.

There were a lot of Rockets in Silph Co., so I was relieved by the time I reached the healing center on the 9th floor. While I was there I decided to teach Kangaskhan Earthquake and Clefable Psychic. That would help me a lot later.

After I healed, I started stepping on the teleporting tiles to find my way to Giovanni. But, I ran into Baka! This time his Pokemon were about the same level as mine, but I still thought he'd be easy. I barely remember which of my Pokemon I used against his, because it was over that quickly! Baka was becoming stronger though, so I had to watch out. I decided to take the Lapras even though I wouldn't need him, because I couldn't say no.

It was now time to battle Giovanni. I mostly used Kangaskhan and Clefable because of their new attacks, and that fight was too easy. I got the Master Ball from the president, and went to challenge Koga.

The trainers in the gym had Pokemon that were the same level as mine, so it was kind of difficult but not unbearable. I reached Koga and no time, and wound up defeating him only using my Raticate and Dig! She fainted with Weezing though, but only because it used Selfdestruct. So I got the Toxic TM and left to train for Sabrina.

My Team:
;115; Kangaskhan: lvl 37
Comet Punch // Mega Punch // Surf // Earthquake

;143; Snorlax: lvl 37
Heatbutt // Body Slam // Rest // Rock Slide

;020; Raticate: lvl 38
Dig // Focus Enegry // Bubblebeam // Hyper Fang

;053; Persian: lvl 38
Thunderbolt // Screech // Bite // Pay Day

;018; Pidgeot: lvl 38
Fly // Sand-Attack // Quick Attack // Wing Attack

;036; Clefable: lvl 38
Psychic // Minimize // Metronome // Ice Beam

- - - - - - - - - -

I might not be able to update for a little while. My final exams start this Friday, and then I have them next Monday through Wednesday before it's summer vacation! I should be able to play more next weekend, and then I have all summer. Also, I started a Poison monotype on my Leaf Green, so that distracted me a bit. xD;

Walking Contradiction
26th May 2008, 2:05 PM
Pokemon Yellow- Electric team!Man... I wish you the best of luck in this epic endeavor. Now go, the fate of the world rests in your hands. :D

133tSneasel
26th May 2008, 6:46 PM
The RBY Monotype Challenge

Played through the game? Bored but want to play again but don't know how to make it interesting? Simple: take up the Monotype Challenge. The rules and ideas are simple:


You play through either Red, Blue or Yellow using pokemon of only one type (including Duel types who must share the chosen type)
If your chosen starter is not of the type you picked, you are forbidden to use it.
No matter how stuck you get you must not use any other types.
You are allowed to use only ONE set of TMs. This means trading between other versions of RBY and also GSC is forbidden.
As with TMs, you cannot trade between games for pokemon. This means obtaining level 5 pokemon via eggs in GSC. Trading for evolution is allowed (Machamp, Alakazam, Golem, Pikachu, Gengar). You may trade between RBY games, so long as you do so, when you reach the place said pokemon would naturally appear (ie, Electabuzz in the Power Plant)
After you pass certain events or feel the need to update, you reply to the topic with details on how your progress is going, the status of your team, how hard it is, etc.
You may have only ONE member of a famly in your team. That means no duplicating a pokemon to fill your spots. No having two Pikachus to fill out your team, or a Nidoking and a Nidorino.
Ghost and Dragon teams are not accepted due to lack of pokemon
The challenge is considered complete upon the reaching, or defeat of Mewtwo.
NO EXPLOITING ANY GLITCH WHAT-SO-EVER



So why not give it a try and have some fun!

I want to try an Ice Type, but you don't get your first ice type till Vermilion City, is that okay? you will catch Shellder with a Rod, and trade Poliwhirl for Jynx. I was wondering if I could start with the started Pokemon?

Dancing Melon
27th May 2008, 3:00 AM
I want to try an Ice Type, but you don't get your first ice type till Vermilion City, is that okay? you will catch Shellder with a Rod, and trade Poliwhirl for Jynx. I was wondering if I could start with the started Pokemon?
As far as I know, you are allowed to use your starter and ONLY your starter until you reach a point where you can catch the first Pokemon of your chosen type. Then, you have to either box or release your starter and train your newly caught Pokemon to proceed with the challenge. :]

Dancing Melon
30th May 2008, 12:21 AM
Normal Challenge - Blue Version
Chapter 6

So, I decided that the best way to train was to head south from Fushcia and battle the swimming trainers. Once I cleared all of the ones between Fushcia and the Seafoam Islands, I went to challenge Sabrina.

The trainers were pretty easy to defeat since my Pokemon had strong Physical attacks. Sabrina was also pretty easy as well; so I defeated her quickly and effortlessly and went to Pallet Town to head to Cinnabar Island.

I beat the rest of the trainers easily, with my Pokemon slowly gaining levels. Once I reached Cinnabar, I went to the mansion to find the Secret Key. I also defeated the trainers in there, which was good practice for the up-coming Fire type gym.

Once I retrieved the key, I went to the gym. The trainers were pushovers to my Water, Rock, and Ground type attacks so I quickly reached Blaine. I defeated him using Raticate, Snorlax, and Kangaskhan, because of their advantages. I haven't decided who I will teach Fire Blast to, but someone will have it before the Elite Four in case it's needed.

Then, it was time to go to the Viridian Gym. The Pokemon there had levels similar to mine, but I was still able to defeat them somewhat easily. I reached Giovanni, and it started out with my Raticate against his Rhyhorn. It only took one Bubblebeam to bring it down. Then, it was Snorlax against Dugtrio, and it took one Body Slam to defeat that Pokemon. Next, Giovanni sent out Nidoqueen and I used Clefable's Ice Beam and Psychic to defeat her. I used Kangaskhan against Nidoking, and then it was Rhydon against Raticate. Two Bubblebeams knocked out his strongest Pokemon, and I earned my last badge.

Now I have to train, and then battle the Pokemon League!

My Team:

;143; Snorlax: lvl 41
Headbutt // Body Slam // Rest // Rock Slide

;020; Raticate: lvl 42
Dig // Focus Energy // Bubblebeam // Super Fang

;053; Persian: lvl 42
Thunderbolt // Screech // Bite // Pay Day

;018; Pidgeot: lvl 42
Fly // Sand-Attack // Quick Attack // Wing Attack

;036; Clefable: lvl 42
Psychic // Minimize // Metronome // Ice Beam

;115; Kangaskhan: lvl 42
Comet Punch // Mega Punch // Surf // Earthquake

- - - - - - - - - -

A lot of stuff happened since my last update ... and I haven't even taken my exams yet. :P

Dancing Melon
6th June 2008, 7:49 PM
Normal Challenge - Blue Version
Chapter 7

Well, I had this plan that I was going to train a lot before the Pokemon League, but with my Pokemon's levels at mid-40's, I decided to wing it to give myself even more of a challenge. And I didn't save until the battle right before Baka, either.

I started off with Snolax against Lorlei's first Pokemon, and used him and Persian for most of the battle. It wasn't too hard, even though there was a large level gap, since I had type-advantages.

Next, I used Clefable against Bruno's Onix and Hitmonchan before he fainted against Hitmonlee. I revived him after sending Pidgeot out, and used Pidgeot to take down Hitmonlee, and Machamp later on. Also a pretty easy fight.

Agatha was where things got a little trickier. It wasn't that I wasn't making good hits, I just kept getting confused. After a lot of healing items and using all of my Pokemon at least once, I defeated her. The level difference wasn't too much of a problem.

Then, it was me against Lance. This was the battle I was dreading. First, it was Persian versus Gyarados. Easy. Then I put Clefable against Dragonair and it fainted in two Ice Beams. Not too bad if you ask me. Then when the second Dragonair came out, it used Hyper Beam and I had to send out Snorlax. He fainted it and left a good dent in Aerodactyl before he fainted. Kangaskhan finished him off, then I sent out my revied Clefable against Dragonite. Two Ice Beams and I defeated the last Elite Four member! Next up: Baka.

He was considerable stronger than I was, but I had faith in my Pokemon. Persian defeated Pidgeot with ease, then Alakazam gave me some trouble He fainted my Kangaskhan, but he eventually fell to a few physical attacks. I used Clefable against Rhydon, and it was so easy that I barely recall that small fight. I took down Arcanine with Raticate and Exegutor with Snorlax (hooray for Rest!), and then it was Persian against Blastoise. I only had 2 Thunderbolts left and no time to use and Ether, so I had to risk her. Luckily, one of the Thunderbolts was a critical hit, so I sent Clefable out to finish him off. A few Psychics and I defeated the Pokemon League! And we didn't black out once! I couldn't be more proud of my Pokemon. :]

EDIT: It took me forever to find Mewtwo, but I did and the battle wasn't as hard as I was expecting. I poisoned him with Toxic from Pidgeot, so even if he used Recover, he would eventually faint anyway. And then I just kept using physical attacks from the Pokemon I was using until he fainted! So I completely the challenge today, and feel very satisfied.

My Final Team:

;018; Pidgeot: lvl 45
Fly // Toxic // Quick Attack // Wing Attack

;143; Snorlax: lvl 45
Fire Blast // Body Slam // Rest // Rock Slide

;020; Raticate: lvl 46
Dig // Focus Energy // Bubblebeam // Super Fang

;053; Persian: lvl 46
Thunderbolt // Screech // Bite // Pay Day

;115; Kangaskhan: lvl 46
Dizzy Punch // Mega Punch // Surf // Earthquake

;036; Clefable: lvl 48
Psychic // Minimize // Metronome // Ice Beam

- - - - - - - - - -

The only thing left for me to do is defeat Mewtwo! Then I might start another challenge. ^^ My brother suggested Ground, so I'll think about that.
EDIT: Well, I decided to go with a Flying challenge next. :] I'll start updating with that soon~
Also, I stored all of my Pokemon on one of my N64 Boxes on Pokemon Stadium 2, so they weren't erased completely. My brother is probably going to put them on his Silver version. Oh, and he wanted me to catch Mewtwo, so I saved right before it so I could prove I could defeat it, then the second time around I just used my Master Ball. So everyone wound up happy. :]

Ginny62442
10th June 2008, 7:17 PM
I'm doing a normal challenge! YEAH!!! :D On my brother's Blue game... I usually play Red, but now it's easier to get Meowth and Porygon :)

Anyways, I started yesterday and now I'm training before the Viridian Forest. I'll probably massively over-level for Brock.

My team so far:

Bon-Hwa (Rattata)-- Lv. 7

Blue (Spearow... unrelated nickname!)-- Lv. 7

Lyf (Pidgey)-- Lv. 7

Blue seems like he's the most powerful so far, but I'm really hoping Bon-Hwa and Lyf will catch up because... ahem... I prefer Pidgeot in the end. But we'll see what happens. I still love Blue!

Also, I started with Squirtle... not that it matters!

Dancing Melon
12th June 2008, 1:53 PM
Yay, someone else is doing a challenge! :] Doing a normal challenge was really fun. Good luck with yours!

Anyway, I'm not going to be as formal as I was with my last challenge. I'm too lazy to be specific. :P
- - -
Like I said, I'm doing a Flying challenge. I picked a Charmander, of course, crushed my rival Oak Jr. twice, and I caught a Spearow and a Caterpie before Brock. However, I put Caterpie in the PC because I didn't want to train her at the moment since I thought it'd be easier later.

Anyway, I crushed Brock with Flare the Charmander and headed towards Mt. Moon, and I bought the Magikarp from the man. I named her Hurricane, and my, was she a pain in the backside to train. She was nearly level 20 by the time we got out of the mountain, though. Oak Jr. was defeated semi-easily, and the trainers on the way to Bill's were easy. Plus Hurricane evolved! Because of that, Misty was defeated easily and Hurricane was taught Bubblebeam.

We got to Vermillion and went onboard the S.S. Anne, after getting a bike. The trainers were still pretty easy, and Flare's newly-learned Dig came in handy. He and Pilot were both evolved now, into Charmeleon and Fearow. Oak Jr. faced defeat again, I got the Cut HM and taught it to my Sandshrew HM slave, and beat the Vermillion gym with only Flare.

I got Metapod out of the box and trained her against trainers before the Rock Tunnel. She evolved and quickly caught up with everyone else. Then we looked around Lavender for a little bit after we arrived before heading to Celedon. More easy trainers, then we beat up Team Rocket a little bit to get the Silph Scope. We went back to Lavender, crushed Oak Jr. once again, settled an angry spirit, then got the Poke Flute.

I decided to take a quick detour, and went to catch a Dratini in the Safari Zone in Fushcia. It took 3 tries with the Super Rod and about 8 Safari Balls, but it was worth it. I also got the Surf HM and the Gold Teeth while I was there.

We headed back up to Celedon, got the Fly HM, and went to the Celedon Gym. Mystery the Dratini took more effort to train then Lana the Butterfree, but it was okay. The gym was easily defeated by Flare and Pilot, and now we're battling trainers that lead to Fushcia, just for the sake of experience. :]

My Team:
;148; Mystery: lvl 33
Ice Beam; Slam; Thunder Wave; Surf

;022; Pilot: lvl 33
Peck; Mirror Move; Leer; Fury Attack

;130; Hurricane: lvl 33
Dragon Rage; Thunderbolt; Bite; Bubblebeam

;005; Flare: lvl 34
Slash; Dig; Ember; Leer

;012; Lana: lvl 34
Razor Wind; Sleep Powder; Psybeam; Mega Drain

Ginny62442
13th June 2008, 5:26 PM
UPDATE ON NORMAL CHALLENGE!

Well, I planned on over-leveling for Brock, but I got lazy... ^^; So when Bon-Hwa, Blue, and Lyf were all level 12 I went after 'im! Thanks to Lyf's Sand Attack, Geodude and Onix could barely touch me. Then I had Blue and Bon-Hwa use Leer and Tail Whip respectively. After a pretty lengthy battle, the Boulder Badge was mine! It wasn't nealy as tough as I had expected! Soon after my victory, I caught a Jigglypuff on Route 3 and named her Vanilla. Once inside Mount Moon, I taught Vanilla Water Gun thinking she would hold her own against the rock-types... nothing against Jigglypuff, but it didn't work out too well. Luckily, I avoided most rock-types and got out of Mount Moon without a hitch. Bon-Hwa and Lyf are my two strongest now and my most reliable fighters. Blue and Vanilla are falling behind, but I don't really think they'll be part of my final team.

When I got to Cerulean, I decided I should train Lyf and Bon-hwa till they evolve. Once they were both at level 20 I was a proud trainer of a Pidgeotto and Raticate! Just before I went to tackle Nugget Bridge, by rival, BobbyJo (Cool name, huh?) decided to battle me. My team and I completely crushed him!! I visited Bill and then went to capture a Meowth. I found one at level 10 and named him/her Pancakes because um, Meowth is pancake color.... ^^; Then we went to defeat Misty who didn't prove to be much of a challenge.

I got to Vermillion City and received the Bike Voucher and the Old Rod. Then after much though, I traded Blue the Spearow for Dux the Farfetch'd. I entered the S.S. Anne and made my way to the Captain's Cabin. Some of the fights were a little tough and I had to go to the PokeCenter a few times... especially after some Sailors' Machop (argh...). I beat BobbyJo once again-- maybe even quicker this time! I received HM01 and taught it to Dux. After these wild adventures I went to the Vermillion City Gym to fight Lt. Surge. He wasn't difficult at all-- Bon-hwa's Dig attack worked really well!

My Team:

;020; Bon-hwa-- level 24

;017; Lyf-- level 23

;052; Pancakes-- level 16

;083; Dux-- level 14

Anyways, now I'm off to Rock Tunnel! :D
-------------------------------------

Thanks for the luck Dancing Melon!! Good luck with your flying challenge-- that will be really interesting!!

EmeraldLeafBlade
17th June 2008, 6:07 PM
I'll do this on Blue. I'll use Normal, since it's so common. XD

The team I'll use:
Raticate
Pidgeot
Eevee
Persian
Clefable
Wigglytuff

Dancing Melon
17th June 2008, 9:02 PM
My game file on my Blue version got deleted somehow. >< I tried saving it again after that, and it still works, but I'm not sure if I'm going to start my Flying challenge over again. I kind of want to do a harder type, like maybe Fire or Electric. I'm going on vacation though so it'll have to wait~

Good luck with your challenge EmeraldLeafBlade! ^^ I thought the Normal challenge was really easy and fun!

EmeraldLeafBlade
17th June 2008, 9:46 PM
My game file on my Blue version got deleted somehow. >< I tried saving it again after that, and it still works, but I'm not sure if I'm going to start my Flying challenge over again. I kind of want to do a harder type, like maybe Fire or Electric. I'm going on vacation though so it'll have to wait~

Good luck with your challenge EmeraldLeafBlade! ^^ I thought the Normal challenge was really easy and fun!
Aw, that sucks. >< That happened once on my Blue too, but it seems to work fine now. I tried to come up with a Fire or Grass team, but it was too hard to find six of them. XD

Thanks. ^^ I'm sure it'll be.

darkydude o doom
22nd June 2008, 4:33 PM
Ok I'm going to do this I just have 2 questions.

1. Say we have flying, can we use a dragonair, knowing it will evolve to by flying type.
2. Should someone give me a type to use or can I pick my own?

EDIT: Ok I've read some other posts and came to a conclusion that 1. Yes 2. Pick your own. I will be doing a flying challenge on yellow version. I'll post my progress tommorow.

Amorphous Form
24th June 2008, 3:03 AM
Finnaly! A new challenge for the oldies!

I love poison so I'm going to try at poison. :D

I'll update this first post ASAP.

EmeraldLeafBlade
27th June 2008, 4:47 AM
;125;

Meh, I think I'll choose an actual elemental type instead.

Type: Water
Version: Blue
Pokemon: Blastoise, Gyarados, Vaporeon, Dewgong, Seadra, Seaking

;236;

Golden_Arcanine
28th June 2008, 12:07 AM
I did the mono-challenge with both Psychic and it was pretty easy.

foxyman1167
28th June 2008, 4:31 AM
cool ill try does anyone suggest a type for me that is kinda not too easy and not too hard?
if u do tell me three pokemon that are good to use
i dont have to use six pokemon right?

mew-the original
4th July 2008, 3:44 AM
How about a Ground Challenge? You can have Sandslash Rhydon and Marowak. For suggestions but you should really pick your own.

LtSurge91
16th July 2008, 1:43 AM
has anyone here done a successful electric monotype challenge

SaxyPlayah
25th July 2008, 5:10 AM
I'm thinking of taking up with a Fighting Monotype challenge, but id like to know if I can use Hitmonchan then trade over an untrained Hitmonlee from my Blue version so I can use both. Id like to know before I take up the challenge.

Krevin
7th August 2008, 8:57 AM
Hmm, I never thought of playing through with only one type.
I'm about to start a Water run. Just to clear things up: would I be allowed to catch a non-water pokemon and use it as an HM slave, so long as I don't battle with it?

Leaf_Blade_Leafeon28
10th August 2008, 12:04 AM
I will be starting a poison challenge in Blue version starting now

lifesharker
10th August 2008, 10:13 PM
Hmm, I never thought of playing through with only one type.
I'm about to start a Water run. Just to clear things up: would I be allowed to catch a non-water pokemon and use it as an HM slave, so long as I don't battle with it?

Yes. Otherwise, most types would be impossible, as you wouldn't be able to surf to Cinnibar.

samramz94
21st September 2008, 2:50 AM
I decided to start a flying type game. I am currently in viridian forest training pidgey and metapod. I intend to get charizard, gyarados, and zapdos.

;011; lv. 8
tackle
string shot
harden

;016; lv. 8
gust

samramz94
27th September 2008, 9:18 PM
I am now in mt. moon. I'm not going to train much in here, the wild pokemon make it too hard to train flying types (geodude and zubat). I bought the $500 magikarp.

current team-

;129; lv. 7
splash

;016; lv. 14
gust
quick attack

;012; lv. 15
tackle
sleep powder
harden
confusion

surfer treecko
29th October 2008, 7:10 PM
I started a Yellow Monotype challange, only using electric types.

I lost against the first Rival battle, and after lots of training beat the second.

I swept through Viridian forest, and beat Brock with Double Team and Struggle.

My Current Team:

Pikachu, lvl 17
Thundershock
Quick Attack
Double Team
Thunderwave.

This is going to be hard...

EDITftw:

I squished Mt. Moon, and then defeated Misty. She was easier than expected. I am now on the path to Bill's.

My Team:

Pikachu, lvl 27
TBolt
Megapunch
Quick Attack
Thunderwave

My HM slaves:

Charmander (Slasher)
HM CUT

This is way too easy.

EDIT: Does anyone read these?

I pwned everuthing in my path, but lost to a cubone...

I beat the SS. Anne, and 1 shotted Gary

I caught a Magnimite.


Mah Current Team:

Pikachu, lvl 38
TBolt
MPunch
QAttack
DTeam

Magnemite (Sir Steve), lvl 19
Tackle

HM Slaves:

Charmander (Slasher)
HM CUT

My pikachu is insanley high leveled.

surfer treecko
31st October 2008, 4:21 PM
Sorry for the double post, but editing the first one makes it lag.

I trained Sir Steve up, then caught 10 pokes and got Flash

I went through Rock Tunnel, Pikachu was the only one would could defeat he Rock Types. (Mega Punch is very powerful).

I wnt to Celadon and got myself an Eevee. I am now training so I can squish Erika.

My Current Team:

Pikachu, lvl 39
TBolt
MPunch
QAttack
TWave

Magneton (Sir Steve), lvl 31
TShock
SBoom
Tackle
SSonic

Jolteon (Forgot Name), lvl 28
QAttack
TWhip
Growl
SAttack

HM Slaves:

Charmander (Slasher)
HM CUT

Magnemite (Cavelight)
HM FLASH

Squirtle (Tinytanic)

This looks like it might start to get harder...

Turtle Master
24th November 2008, 3:59 AM
i'm doing the all too easy Poison type since this is my first challenge.

I started with Pikachu (I'm on yellow obviously)
I then caught a Nidoran male and female.

I just got through the forest and i'm training the nido's up to learn Double Kick and totally own those rock types.

Current Team;

Nidomon(female);029;
Lv. 10
Scratch
Growl
Tackle

Nidomon (Male);032;
Lv. 11
Horn Attack
Leer
Tackle


Boxed:
Pikamon
Future Flash Slave


(Truthfully I never have used the nidos in RBY but they would make brock easy....)


EDIT: Noone else does these T.T
I had a worthless day at school so I got pretty far.

Brock was amazingly easy with Double Kick. Bind gave me some trouble but I got through it. After getting to Mt. Moon, I taught the female Nido Water Gun to take care of ground types. I caught a Zubat and Clefairy(i like them) and started training Zubat. I swept through the mountain thanks to alot of potions. Andrew proved no problem especially when Batmon learned Bite. I picked up Charmander and Oddish on the cape. Oddmon's absorb completely owned Misty. I went through the SS Anne and am just about to challenge Lt. Surge.

Current Team;

Nidomon(female) Lv. 24;030;
Double Kick, Water Gun, Poison Sting, Scratch

Nidomon(male) Lv. 22;033;
Double Kick, Poison Sting, Horn Attack, Tackle

Batmon Lv. 23;042;
Bite, Supersonic, Leech Life, Confuse Ray,

Oddmon Lv. 23;044;
Absorb, Poisonpowder, Sleeppowder, Stunspore

Charmon Lv. 10;004;
Cut Slave

Boxed;
Fairymon
(no reason)

Pikamon
Future Flash Slave