Proposed by WillieNelson
(Originally written up by Killua of EGC forums)
So! I've noticed out of the many Pokemon Challenges in existence (and I don't mean just here) there aren't really that many Pokemon Mystery Dungeon Challenges. Sure, it's not like you can do a Nuzlocke or Monotype in them, but there are still some attributes unique to PMD that can be used to make a Challenge!
That said, let's get on with it, shall we? Conditions
You can choose one of the following games: Red Rescue Team, Blue Rescue Team, Explorers of Time, Explorers of Darkness, or Explorers of Sky. I assume there probably aren't many of us who have the Wii PMD games, but better safe than sorry, right?
You must answer the Personality Test truthfully. No SRing or cheating (i.e. looking up the questions) just to get a specific Pokemon. The nature might not match up or the Pokemon may be your least favorite, but that's part of the Challenge :3b
You can only have a maximum of three members on your team. Yes, this includes you and your partner. As you've seen in-game, none of the other rescue teams seem to have more than three members. That said, you can choose the third member, and if you're playing RRT/BRT, you can release the Pokemon that automatically join you (i.e. Magnemite and Absol). Pokemon who temporarily join you don't count, of course.
You can only use items you pick up in the dungeons or items given to you as rewards. This means no buying anything from the Kecleon shops outside of ones found in dungeons (you can also still go to them to sell stuff), no opening anything at Xatu's Appraisal, and no recycling at the Recycle Shop in Spinda's Café.
Your challenge is complete after beating the main storyline. That is, getting Rayquaza to destroy the meteor in RRT/BRT or defeating Dialga in EoT/EoD/EoS.
How to Join
It's simple, really! just copy-paste the following in your post:
Q&A Q: Are emulators allowed?
A: Yes, emulators are indeed allowed! The only condition is you'll have to find the ROM/appropriate emulator on your own. Also, if you're using an emulator, feel free to screenshot your progress rather than write it out :3b Q: How often should I update?
A: I personally recommend posting after every major event (or, if you feel that's too plentiful, after every few major events). You can post after every job you complete, but you don't have to. Heck, if you only want to update once or twice, feel free to do so! Q: I want to switch games. Is that allowed?
A: Definitely! If you can't play one because it doesn't work, you thought you had it but didn't, or you discovered your file is so awesome you could never delete it, etc. etc. then feel free to change games! Just notify me when you do so so I can update the list~ Q: Is there a time limit?
A: Nope! You can start whenever you want (be it the second after you post or a month from then) and you can take as long as you need. Q: Can I use a Trawl Orb to get items at the dungeon Kecleon shops?
A: Since you're technically not buying the items, it's all right! Just remember that you're taking a risk by doing so. Participants
The Super Rescue Team Challenge!
That's right; for those who want to take it a step further you now can with the SUPER RESCUE TEAM CHALLENNNNNNNGE! Conditions
You can choose one of the following games: Red Rescue Team, Blue Rescue Team, Explorers of Time, Explorers of Darkness, or Explorers of Sky.
You must answer the Personality Test truthfully. i.e. the first two conditions from the normal one still apply.
You can only have a maximum of two members on your team. No more third member for you. Can't switch out your leader and partner once you beat the main storyline, either. (HOWEVER, I will let you swap the leader and partner so that your partner becomes the leader and the leader becomes your partner.) Gotta stick with 'em 'til the very end!
In addition to only being able to use items you pick up in the dungeons or items given to you as rewards, you can also only have a set number of items. Like before, you can't buy/appraise/recycle. However, this time you can only have a certain number of items. In RRT/BRT, you may have both slots in your bag filled plus one slot in Storage filled. In EoD/EoT/EoS, you may only have the slots in your bag filled; nothing goes into storage. The reason behind this is because you can only have a maximum of 20 items in your bag in RRT/BRT while you can have a maximum of 48 in EoD/EoT/EoS. And if you go over the limit (since items you get in rescues can go to storage) then you gotta sell/discard until you're at the maximum again.
Your challenge is complete after completing the following: Getting Gardevoir in RRT/BRT (and I don't mean just befriending a Ralts and evolving it; I do mean getting THE Gardevoir); beating Darkrai in EoD/EoT/EoS.
OPTIONAL: For an extra challenge, treat everything like the real world. If you or your partner or the Pokemon you're escorting faints in a dungeon, no restarting your game, even if you lose all your ~totally awesome~ items and money earned while in the dungeon.
You don't have to have played the normal Rescue Team Challenge in order to play the Super one.
All the Q&A earlier in this post still apply here. That also means there will be an Award for those who complete this challenge!
Use the same format to enter as above, but indicate if you're doing the Super Rescue Team Challenge as opposed to the normal one so I know which list to add you to.
**NOTE: This is not my work, Killua from Ever Grande City made this, and he gave me full permission to use it.**
A parody of the Pokemon Colosseum game, full of pastries and Miror B.
Completed. Four times winner of Best Comedy/Funniest Fic.
Avatar: minty-fivestar on DA, edited background/cropping. Fic banner: cieux.
I started my challenge today! After answering all the questions I appeared to be the Relaxed type which I think sounds about right. While reading through the eerily accurate description they gave describing the nature it turns out I would be most like a..............Psyduck? Bah! I picked Charmander as my partner because I'll need something strong to help along the way. Let's begin the adventure!!
I awoke to the sounds of a Charmander asking if I was alright. It was at that point the realization kicked in that I was a Psyduck! Before I could out what had happened a Butterfree apoached the two of us and asked us to help find a Caterpie. Charmander and I went off in and going through a simple three floor dungeon we found the Caterpie. The little thing seemed in awe of me. It had been a long day so Charmander took me to its house which strangely seemed suited for a water type. He asked if I wanted to join a Rescue Team with him and sense there was nothing else for a little Psyduck to do I accepted the offer and became an official member of Team Barbaloots (Cookies for anyone that understands the reference).
Question: The rules say only three members. In my case Psyduck and Charmander make up the first two but can there only be one other Pokemon? Or could I have multiple different Pokemon that I could call upon in different situations but only have 3 on my team at any given point?
Last edited by Drummerdude; 2nd September 2012 at 10:28 PM.
I might try this sometime but not right now. I'll think about it but I am definitely interested. Might as well put my name down anyways.
Username: Aura Flare Riolu Game: Explorers of Sky
You might want to make the rule where it is forbidden to use any kind of Wonder Mail Codes or Generators. I know it's kinda obvious but...Since it's technically a "Reward" from a request, you could use it and those codes can be a loophole in that rule. Just pointing that out.
Last edited by Aura Flare Riolu; 3rd September 2012 at 8:18 PM.
YAY! Just started it! I got a Phanpy as starter (yippee! I wanted one anyway, though I don't really agree onme being Relaxed, since I'm pretty hasty and Timid) and chose a Vulpix as partner, they arent named anything.
anyway, I just went through Beach Cave, and I got some nice Egg Moves, I got Ancient Power, and Vulpix got Faint Attack! (was kinda hoping for Payback, but oh well).
About to enter the Guild now.
I'll update everytime I go through a major dungeon, and whenever I finish a Chapter or Special episode.
I'll be doing the normal challenge.
Oh, and by the way, is there any rule about the Special Episodes at all?
Hold on! I-I can't! I'm slipping... h-help!
............ Wh-What happened? Oogh. I can't... slipping...
Huh? Wh-Where am I? This pokemon... Did it save me?
Huh? Wh-Who are you? Leave that pokemon alone!
C'mon! We have to follow them!
*Beach Cave Pit*
Ahah! There you are! Hand over the treasure! Can't you see it's important to this pokemon!?
Wha- Oogh... that was a strong tackle! But, AncientPower is stronger!
Well, we got your um, thing back... Huh? A rescue team? Umm what's that?
Ohhh, so that's what it is, but, you want me to join you? Me?
Last edited by dirkac; 5th September 2012 at 10:09 AM.
I signed up our team as Team Poképals (I know right? so original).
I also have a Clear Aqua Blue Aura, and Bow! They match the color of my Skin as well.
I went through Drenched Bluff, and ended the Chapter.
I have a question, if you're being saved by a friend, are they allowed to give you items?
Spoiler:- Story Form:
Wow, so this is Wigglytuff Guild huh. I gotta say, it's kinda small... *Vulpix gives mad face* O-Oh but still impressive of course! Sigh...
Wah! a sound came out from under the Grate!
H-Huh? Stand on the grate? uh, ok.
*Gate opens* Man this place is strange...
*in the Guildmaster's chambers*
Our Team name? Ummm, how about Poképals?
Oh! Look at all the stuff in the Kit!
A Wonder Map, a Treasure Bag, an Explorers Badge... and... what's this? Some kind of Bow? This Bow... it's the same color as my Aura...
*The next Morning near the Job Board*
Get the Pearl from a Spoink? Well, that shouldn't be too hard...
*Drenched Bluff B7F*
This place, it's so beautiful!
And look! There's the Pearl!
*At the Guild with Spoink*
We're happy to help! ... Whaaa!? a Protein, Calcium, Iron and... 2000 Poké! WOW!
........ What!? We only get 200!? That's a rip-off!
... Huh? What was that Chime? Oh! The Dinner Chime! Yes! I'm starved!
Aahh, that was Delicious! Right Vulpix? Vulpix: Mmhmm, yup! It sure was!
Hmm? What? yeah I know, today was real hectic. But, your right! Our first job done! Vulpix... Doesn't it just feel amazing?
... Vulpix? Oh, you're asleep...
Last edited by dirkac; 6th September 2012 at 9:00 AM.
I got through Mt Bristle, and got the first Special Episode! Bidoof's Wish! I'll tell what happened in the next post.
Ugh. Morning Vulpix.
Hey, Azurill, you okay? You took a pretty hard fall, here's your Apple by the way.
Oogh, what, was that? I feel so dizzy...............
*Mt. Bristle Peak*
Drowzee! Stop it right there!
*Sh-Shiver* W-We're not scared!
Aagh! Confusion is so strong! Vulpix! I-I might not make it...
*Mt. Btistle Entrance*
So, your Officer Magnezone huh.
Hey Drowzee! Serves you right!
... Azurill, Marril, you two ok?
Last edited by dirkac; 6th September 2012 at 9:01 AM.
Alright, I'll join! Username: TheSirPeras Game: Red Rescue Team
Started the game! After deleting my old epic game, I got the Timid Nature. I am gonna predict that it's either Torchic or Cyndaquil. GOT IT, CYNDAQUIL XD Anyways, chose my partner to be Treecko.
Journal entry #1: (14-09-2012)
I woke up with a Treecko next to me and he told me I was passed out. Weird. He asked who I was. I told him I was a human, but clearly I didn't look like that. I then realized I was a Cyndaquil. Treecko called me weird, what a douche. He asked for my name, and I said my name was TheSirPera... He said it was a funny name. This Treecko really isn't making a great first impression... Suddenly, a wild Butterfree appeared! She said her Caterpie fell into a cavern... how that even works I don't know.... Ah I see, so a Fissure appeared from nothing and Caterpie fell. That really was a OHKO. Apparently, Butterfree then got attacked... Treecko decided we should go help, instead of asking me first. What a douche, I'm serious. Anyways, we went to the cave to save the lil Caterpie from all the Sunkern... How does a Butterfree get beaten by a Sunkern I don't know... I started getting attacked by one of them, but Treecko helped me. Maybe he isn't such a bad Pokemon after all. In the way we found some money... That's cool! A Pidgey and a Wurmple came to attack us, but I OHKO'd Pidgey with Tackle and proceeded to do the same as to the Wurmple. Alright, this is starting to seem fun! We found the first stairs and got to the new floor's stairs! This is easy! Then came a Sunkern... Revenge Time. I OHKO'd with Tackle, my mom would be proud to hear I'm great at tackling plants! I found an Oran Berry, that's really helpful, I think... I was battling a Wurmple and suddenly I felt stronger, like I leveled up to level 6! Also learned, SmokeScreen! Apparently, Treecko did too and learned Absorb! What a little copycat... We found the stairs to floor 4, and finally found the baby Caterpie! She was crying and Treecko introduced us to her. Apparently, Caterpie was raised to go with strangers... Butterfree really is a great mom...
We left the cave and returned Caterpie, and Butterfree was super happy! So was Treecko, I guess he's kind of nice... Then after Treecko introduced us again, Caterpie stared staring at me... But I felt like a Hero! Ha suck on that Treecko! Woops, apparently Caterpie was also staring at Treecko, there goes my glory... Butterfree gave us an Oran, Pecha and Rawst Berry as a reward! They then left. Treecko thanked me for the help and said I was tough and he was impressed... That's nice, I guess Treecko can be friendly... I may have judged him wrong...
He asked me what I was gonna do next, and I said I didn't have a place to stay, so Treecko took me to this little fire house, how nice of him! I was really grateful and happy! Treecko introduced me to the house and then asked if I wanted to join him on a Rescue Team. So me and Treecko saving Pokemon, that will definitely be fun! We formed a team and called it Avengers... just because. Treecko liked it and we both went to sleep... I really wonder where Treecko sleeps... Oh well, today was a big day, tomorrow will be even bigger, that's my motto! Good night, Pokemon world!
Last edited by TheSirPeras; 17th September 2012 at 6:11 PM.
EDIT: I just found out that I've been doing the Super Challenge the whole time without realizing it. I was keeping a limit on my items and having no items in the storage. I think I'll keep doing that. If I find a party member I want, I'll switch to the Normal Challenge but keep the item limit rule on and I'll still be doing the post game too.
I did the quiz and I got a Hasty Nature meaning I got a Shinx. I was really hoping for Riolu but Shinx is great too. It was my first starter when I got this game so it's cool. I chose Riolu as my partner so there's that!
After the opening scene, Leon and I went through Beach Cave, both of us Leveling up on the way and Leon learned Counter. On the 4th Floor, we spawned right on top of the stairs so that was pretty cool. We easily defeated Koffing and Zubat.
Leon asked if I can join an Exploration Team and I accepted. We made it to the Wigglytuff Guild and got our team registered.
We then got our first job...To go to Drenched Bluff to find Spoink's Pearl. We went through it and both of us leveled up again. We found the Pearl and gave it back. Spoink gave us a stack of good items and 2,000P! But then Chatot took most of that money away and we only get 200P...Damn! We ate dinner and went to bed.
Team Aura Spark Rank: Normal Current Chapter: 3 - The Scream
Zach (Shinx ♂) Level: 7
~ Quick Attack Abilities: Rivalry and Intimidate Hold Item: Cobalt Bow
Leon (Riolu ♂) Level: 7
~ Quick Attack
~ Counter Abilities: Steadfast and Inner Focus Hold Item: None
I am now in Chapter 6 and I am now on my way to Apple Woods to get some Perfect Apples because apparently somebody ate them all last night...
I also did the Special Episode, Bidoof's Wish. I was hoping to get Jirachi but apparently you need to save Scizor in the post game and I didn't know that until now. Oh well.
Team Aura Spark Rank: Silver Current Chapter: 6 - Team Skull
Zach (Shinx ♂) Level: 13
~ Hidden Power
~ Charge (Link)
~ Spark +1 (Link) Abilities: Rivalry and Intimidate Hold Item: Power Band
Leon (Riolu ♂) Level: 12
~ Quick Attack
~ Force Palm Abilities: Steadfast and Inner Focus Hold Item: Power Band
I wasn't quite sure about the Linking Moves part but since it's technically not buying items, I figured it would be alright. And the Spinda's Drink Stand should be fine since we're not actually gaining items, just using them so it should be fine too. I'm hoping to get a recruit this way. No such luck yet but I have gotten the Miracle Drinks a few times, including the first ever Gummi I used in this playthrough! HA!
Last edited by Aura Flare Riolu; 16th September 2012 at 8:04 PM.
The Return of Team Pokepals, and Star Cave and Bidoof's Wish!
Been a long time since I updated, that was because of PMD hype and all that. But Team Pokepals has returned! Our goal, to get Guildmaster rank! We will never give up! PS, I should probably tell you that in the last dungeon, Phanpy, which is me, choked on an Apple, and so I can't talk anymore, I'll be keeping a journal like Sunflora and Bidoof (which I totally snuck a really long peek in).
This chapter is different in that I'll be doing a Special Episode, Bidoof's Wish.
Special Episode 1: Bidoof's Wish
Special Episode Team Members: Bidoof Lv 13
Current Special episode Goal: Get through Star Cave
Abilites: Unaware and Simple
Hold Item: None
Team Rank: Normal
Team Name: Team Pokepals
Team Members: Dirk the Phanpy, Vulpix the Vulpix
Currnet Goal: Get GuildMaster Rank
Dirk the Phanpy (♂)
Hold Item: Sky Blue Bow
Abilities: Flash Fire
Hold Item: Power Band
Spoiler:- Bidoof's Yup Yup Journal:
I remembered the time when I set left home, Mama, sis, bro, all of you... Thank you. Without your support, I would have never got here...
Today, I had to do chores again, finding out how many Oran Berris the Kecleon Market had in stock today! When will I finally be able to do a real mission... But no! I'll never give up! Especiialy with Dirk and Vulpix around!
Also, when I was at Kecleon Market, Kecleon showed me a really powerful TM! Hidden Power! It cost 6500 though, I have the money for it, but that money was for emergencies only, I got it from Mama...
Golly! I have to say though! Today was so much more exciting than usual! I got a Treasure Map from a strange pokemon that looked like christmas tree, he later said his name was Snover. Snover got chased by two mean looking pokemon, I think their names were Bagon and Gligar.
Oh! Journal am I boring you? Golly! If I am just say so. But I have something so exciting to say, noone would get bored! This Treasure Map, it pointed to a cave called Star Cave! I asked Chatot if he knew anything about it, and he said there was a pokemon inside that grants wishes! It was called Jirachi I believe. He also said that it's just a myth, and that noone knows for sure if it even exists! And then to think only I have the map! Golly! I could ask my wish! My wish... My wish to become the greatest Explorer ever!!!
Snover also visited the Guild today! I was really excited when he said he wanted to explore Star Cave with me! Golly! I couldn't believe it! But there was a bad part in this, I had to lie to Chatot. I managed to sneak out, but I never want to do that again! But, if it's for my dream... I'll do anything!
me and Snover had a great time exploring Star Cave! It was a lot harder than any chore, but still a lot of fun! Yup! A lot of fun!
When we got deep into Star Cave, dear Journal, Snover was revealed to be a part of that scary Team! Snover, Bagon and Gligar, it makes Team Rogue! They revealed Jirachi was never here, and that they brought me here to steal the money I got from Mama!
I managed to beat them once, but Snover got up again and beat me... But then! The Guild came and helped me beat them! It was amazing! Sniffle... They really do care about me...
But, the Guild Master used his power, and created a pathway deeper! Could Jirachi be here? If so... My Dream... My Dream will come true!
I managed to get to the end! Jirachi was asleep! And he started attacking me! He said he struggles in his sleep, but, who struggles that much?
I managed to win and wake Jirachi, but golly! Jirachi was strong!
But, dear Journal, when Jirachi was about to grant my wish, I decided it isn't just something you can wish for, you have to work hard... Once you have really done your best... Put in the effort, then you can feel like a worthy explorer. You gotta have lots of experiences... Lots of feelings and memories... Those are the way you learn, grow, and get better, little by little. Yup yup. Yes sirree, I got a lot clearer on all this stuff during this adventure. So my wish to become the best explorer ever... Jirachi... I gave up on that wish dear Journal.
I did tough just had another wish in mind when Jirachi asked if I had any other wish! I-I wish... I wish for a buddy or two who I could teach stuff to. Someone who I could teach the ropes. So both me and them, would get better, know what I mean?
Dear Journal... Your probably wondering who those buddys are right? And if they came yet? Well... We'll just have to wait and see.
*a few months later*
Journal, remember my expedition to Star Cave? Well guess what! Jirachi had my wish come true today! Two new members joined today! I think they're sleeping right now. Those two, one is a Phanpy named Dirk, he seems to be in charge between the two, the other is a Vulpix, together they are Team Pokepals!
Last edited by dirkac; 18th September 2012 at 11:41 PM.
That's not a very difficult challenge, I did it unintentionally. Destiny tower is a challenge, I still can't beat it. Luckily, I get riolu after the quiz in sky, so I get to play as my second favorite. :3
I have a challenge: complete the main game without training in the dojo or side paths, and always choosing an E rank, beach cave mission when assigned to complete a mission from the boards. Use the wondermail S generator to make a floor one beach cave mission with a cash reward if necessary; hoarding missions for later is recommended. You must always follow Chatot's instructions: if he says waterfall cave, go to waterfall cave. You must always leave the dungeon at the completion of a mission. If you find stairs, use them. If you haven't found them, search for them.
If you reach bronze rank, you've failed. I don't even know if this challenge is possible. This challenge drastically limits your storage space and keeps your levels low.
Special Episode: None
Special Episode Team Members: None
Current Special Episode Goal: None
Chapter: 4 The Gatekeepers - 5 The First Official Exploration - 6 Team Skull
Team Rank: Silver
Team Name: Team Pokepals
Team Members: Dirk the Phanpy, Vulpix the Vulpix
Current Goal: Get Guild Master Rank
Dirk the Phanpy (♂)
Hold Item: Sky Blue Bow
Abilities: Flash Fire
Hold Item: Power Band
Spoiler:- Poképals Adventure Log:
We were asked to do bulletin board requests yesterday, we got loads of Gold Ribbons as rewards! Today though, was really different, because Diglett had to help his dad, we were put in charge of Sentry Duty. I was nervous! I thought I would get each of them wrong, but oh no I didn't, I got 10674 Points! I beat the high score! Maybe I'm better at Sentrying than Exploring...
The day after that, we had to do Jobs again, we managed to beat a really strong Bronzong in Mt. Bristle!
The day after though, it was horrible. Chatot announced a Time Gear had been stolen in the far-off Treeshroud Forest. Time had completely stopped... Dewdrops on leaves won't fall, they just hang there, suspended. In Treeshroud Forest, time itself has truly stopped...
But that day was also really exciting too! Chatot applauded our work, and we were told we could explore a mysterious Waterfall, named the Secret Waterfall!
We went on our investigation a few days later to train and prepare for what lies ahead.
We managed to find out something amazing about the waterfall! There was a huge cave behind it! And inside the cave, we found all of these gems, and in the back, this one huge Gem! We tried to pull it out, but nothing happened, so we pushed it, and it clicked! A huge wave swep us away! When we awoke, we were in the Hot Spring, which is where we apparently got blasted to.
Anyway though, I kept having the dizzy spells again, and I saw a sillouette of a Pokémon, when I thought about it, I knew it was Wigglytuff! So I told Chatot, and it turns out Wigglytuff did explore the cave before we did! I can't believe it! The Pokémon who sent us to investigate, had already discovred! It was a huge drawback for me and Vulpix. But I guess that's just how it goes. Still though, the adventure and excitement was amazing! I never want to quit exploring! Of course though, I-I still want to be human.
Huh? Asked to the Guild Master's?
Unbelievable! An expedition! We should really prepare for this! And guess what! We were candidates for the expedition! Lets keep at it!
Last edited by dirkac; 18th September 2012 at 7:30 AM.
I have just reached the Hidden Land. Going to prepare for the final battle with Primal Dialga. Because I definitely don't want to go all the way through Hidden Land a 2nd time if unprepared for Temporal Tower.
Team Aura Spark Rank: Gold Current Chapter: 19 - To the Hidden Land
Zach (Shinx ♂) Level: 34
~ Spark +2
~ Crunch Abilities: Rivalry and Intimidate Hold Item: Stamina Band
Leon (Riolu ♂) Level: 33
~ Quick Attack
~ Brick Break
~ Shadow Claw Abilities: Steadfast and Inner Focus Hold Item: Joy Ribbon