7th Gen Single Pokemon Challenge Thread!

Games in this gen: SM

What is a Single Pokemon Challenge?

It's simply a challenge in which you use one Pokemon, and one Pokemon only, for battles. There are no HMs in SM, so there's no need to worry about HM moves!

You may use any Pokemon that can be obtained before the 1st gym in-game! Preferably the earlier the better. You can also, if you are able, have an egg traded to you for hatching to use as your solo Pokemon. (Preferably an egg, as besides the odd period early game a traded Pokemon will gain too much experience to make it much of a challenge.

Variations can be had as well - for example, keeping the Pokemon unevolved may be considered.


  • Please read the Challenge Forum rules before posting.
  • You can only use one Pokemon! Any other Pokemon must be only used for HM usage.
  • Only use a Pokemon obtained before the 1st gym.
  • If you wish to use a Pokemon not native to your game then you may trade an egg form to your game for hatching.
  • If you wish to use any other restrictions, please specify them in the first post you make in this thread for your challenge.