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    4th Gen Monotype Challenge Thread!

    Games in this gen: Diamond/Pearl/Platinum/HeartGold/SoulSilver





    What is a Monotype Challenge?

    A Monotype challenge is one in which you can only use Pokemon of a specific type to beat the game from start to finish (ie beating the champion and seeing the credits or with HGSS, beating Red). For instance if you say try a Grass Monotype Challenge, you can only use Grass Type Pokemon found in the game.

    Rules

    • Please read the Challenge Forum rules before posting.
    • Pokemon are allowed to have two typings. For instance, Butterfree would be acceptable on both a flying team and a bug team.
    • Legendaries and traded Pokemon (not counting in-game trades or trades for evolution purposes only) are not allowed.
    • Note some types (like Dragon types typically) are not viable to use for such a challenge due to a lack of availability of them early in the game, or at all.
    • If you pick a starter that is not of your type, then it may not be used after you have obtained one Pokemon of your chosen type.
    • You may have Pokemon of another type in your team, but only as HM slaves - they may not be used in battles.
    • Post only on this thread to either state which type you are doing, your current progress or to ask for suggestions on which Pokemon to use.
    • If you wise to impose any other restrictions on yourself feel free to do so and mention them!
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    Im planning to do a Monotype run but could I have some suggestions

    Which type (It could be any but Im currantly thinking of a Fighting or Steel type run)
    which game Platinum or HG

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    I think if you want diverse types, Platinum is the way to go.

    There are only 6 steel types in HG (counting Magnemite and Magneton separately) and you have to trade for Scizor. For a Fighting in HG, Poliwrath and Heracross are the only dual types, the rest are just plain Fighting (even then if you want to use a Hitmon, you have to wait until after the 8th gym).

    Also it depends on your playstyle as well, if you're more offensive Fighting is the way to go. Steel could be more interesting since Fighting types will be mostly excelling in the Attack stat and can be boring after a while.

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    I have started my Steel type Monotype run on Pokemon Platinum

    I started my adventure picking Piplup(Pretty Obivious) I beat Barry got the Running Shoes and went to the lake met Cyrus and raced Barry to Sandgem town to Thank Rowan. When I arrivied I was asked to give a Nickname to Piplup which was Emperior. I went back to Twinleaf to tell my mother and I got the Parcel. When I got to route 202 I took on all the trainers and I made it to Jubilife and met Looker. I then went to deliver to parcel to Barry. I went to take on the route above Jubilife for some extra training. I then got my next to team members which i traded from Diamond. Goliath the Aron and MetalFenix the Skarmory. I then destroyed Barry went through the route and arrived at Orughburgh City.

    Emperior 14
    MetalFenix 15
    Goliath 14
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    cool. I'm gonna do one on HG. a fire monotype challenge!
    Can anybody tell me what to name my rival? I never know what to name the rival....
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    Quote Originally Posted by Toobworm View Post
    cool. I'm gonna do one on HG. a fire monotype challenge!
    Can anybody tell me what to name my rival? I never know what to name the rival....
    On HG I just name him Silver since its real name.

    Not much I just got through the mines and beat all the trainers and met Roark
    Went back to the gym beat the trainers and easily beat his team OHKOing all his Pokemon.

    Team
    Emperior lv 16
    MetalFenix 16
    Goliath 14
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    Meh...i'll name him Adam! But anyways, i just started the game. I'll keep you peoples posted!

    YES I AM A BOY, USE YOUR NOODLE PROF. OAK!
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    Im joining with my HG u guys can pick what type and what pokemon i will use

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    Ummm.....use the flying type! You can catch pidgey, Hoothoot, and spearow at the beginning of the game! AND you can use butterfree and zubat.

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    ok i was wondering where can you catch murkrow?

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    Ummm..the safari zone. or you can wait until kanto. All your Safari Zone Needs You'e welcome!

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    OK i started my game picked totodile beat my rival and caught hoothoot

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    You can only use tododile as an HM slave once you can catch pokemon.

    On a side note, my Mono type challenge is going great! the only problem was that I left a slave in my party, and it Koed falkner's pidgeoto when my cyndaquil died.

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    ummm, in monotypes runs, are you aloud to use pokemon with two types. Like using Lucario (fighting/steel) in a fighting mono?
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    Yes. you can use dual types. As long as one of it's types fits. Like I plan on ending the game with:

    Charizard. Fire/flying
    Houndoom Fire/Dark
    Blaziken Fire/Fighting
    Typhlosion Fire
    Rapidash Fire
    Arcanine Fire

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    Alright, im probalby going to do a Fighting monotype in platinum, but i cant start until monday
    "Strong Pokemon.
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    That is only the selfish perception of people.
    Truly skilled trainers should try to win with their favorites."
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    Ummm..I don't think that will work. Not to rain on your parade, but I don't think oyu can get any fighting types early enough in the game. what about a water monotype?

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    I was planning on using chimchar and machop until i get far enough in
    "Strong Pokemon.
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    That is only the selfish perception of people.
    Truly skilled trainers should try to win with their favorites."
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    *face palm* DUH. That was so stupid of me!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Black and White scramble View Post
    OK i started my game picked totodile beat my rival and caught hoothoot
    I meant i caught pidgey
    So i trained up pidgey up to lv 16 and caught zubat
    Last edited by Black and White scramble; 8th May 2011 at 11:52 PM.

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    Great! zubat is awesome!

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    yea but crobat is under rated

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    I've decided to do a Water Monotype Challenge on my spare Diamond version. I started a new file and I named my character (Lucas). I saw the special Red Gyarados broadcast on TV and then I headed downstairs. I talked to my mother and then I went to my rival's house. I talked to him and we decided to explore Lake Verity a little bit. I headed out to Route 201, and me and my rival arrived at the lake. We walked into the grass, got attacked by wild Starly and I choose Piplup as my Starter Pokemon. We left and after talking to Professor Rowan, I headed home. I was then sent to Sandgem Town and I trained on Route 201 along the way. I got a Potion and then I talked to Professor Rowan at his lab. I obtained the Pokedex and I saved the game before heading out again.

    My current team:

    - Piplup level 8

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    Oh boy! That's gonna be exiting!

    My current team

    Level 26
    Level 20 (I'm having trouble raising him)
    Level 5 (I just got him, it's gonna be terrible raising him)

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    im doing a monotype chalenge on my platinum any idea what type and what pokes and i can trade
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