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    Hey guys, recently I started the Joey Challenge on Crystal version, and I was wondering who else here has done it. How was it for you? Or if you haven't tried it yet, have you heard about it? lol I got a bit caught up in the idea when I first heard about it, and I've been having fun so far.

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    is it just going through the game with rattata?

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    Oh, yeah, um...Lemme post the rules as I know them:

    1. Your name must be Joey.
    2. You must have a Rattata throughout the whole game. No other Pokémon can be used (except for use of HMs).
    3. You are not allowed to evolve Rattata.
    4. You may teach Rattata any applicable TMs.
    5. You cannot use cheats of any kind.
    6. You may attempt this challenge on any Pokémon version/game.
    7. You may only have your Rattata with you while challenging the Elite Four.

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    No, actually I haven't. It sounds much harder than a Nuzlocke challenge, so I suppose I will try it. Wonder if Crystal will be harder to play in Challenge mode than Gold...

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    Why can't you evolve your Rattata? Joey did.
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    Quote Originally Posted by call911rightnow View Post
    No, actually I haven't. It sounds much harder than a Nuzlocke challenge, so I suppose I will try it. Wonder if Crystal will be harder to play in Challenge mode than Gold...
    lol I don't know. First time for me, too, so I can't compare. But I am playing on Crystal.

    Quote Originally Posted by ToeyJoey View Post
    Why can't you evolve your Rattata? Joey did.
    Did he? Huh. I wasn't aware of that.

    Though I didn't make the rules, so I can't say for sure why they are as they are. But I think it's a cool concept, sticking with the scrappy little rat until the end. :P

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    I've heard of this challenge, but I don't have any interest in it. Even though the fact my Silver version can't save anymore shouldn't hinder it for me (because I can't ever bring myself to start over a save file), I just don't think I'll do a very good job at it xD. It sounds fun, because challenges are fun, but it doesn't sound like something I would do personally. And I had an over-powered Pikachu on Yellow when I first played it.
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    So I looked it up, and yeah, Joey did evolve his Rattata...

    So I'll go one step beyond and not evolve my little Rattata. Besides, I've grown to love him <3 lol

    Quote Originally Posted by Kutie Pie View Post
    I've heard of this challenge, but I don't have any interest in it. Even though the fact my Silver version can't save anymore shouldn't hinder it for me (because I can't ever bring myself to start over a save file), I just don't think I'll do a very good job at it xD. It sounds fun, because challenges are fun, but it doesn't sound like something I would do personally. And I had an over-powered Pikachu on Yellow when I first played it.
    I know, right? I've erased a few of my games, but it's so hard XD But I'm a sentimental person. lol It helps that I'm playing with an emulator.

    So I take it you mainly used Pikachu, right? :P

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    Well, this is interesting. I have honestly never heard of the 'Joey Challenge' before. I have got to try this.

    Can you only have 1 rattata?

    What will happen once you reach Red (if you do?)

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    I have actually never heard of this challenge. I might have a go at it sometime, though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shymain View Post
    Well, this is interesting. I have honestly never heard of the 'Joey Challenge' before. I have got to try this.
    Can you only have 1 rattata?

    What will happen once you reach Red (if you do?)
    Yep, just one Rattata. Once/if you reach Red...best of luck!

    Quote Originally Posted by Dragontail View Post
    I have actually never heard of this challenge. I might have a go at it sometime, though.
    haha Yeah, go for it! It's been fun.

    I like to think I'm doing fairly well myself, though maybe I'm taking longer to complete the challenge than I should lol

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    Rattata
    Lv. 25
    Mud-slap
    Tail Whip
    Quick Attack
    Hyper Fang
    Rattata, up to this point, has still done pretty well overall. After all, we've beaten Whitney and gotten the Plainbadge! But...we did run into a bit of a problem...

    It isn't good to only have Normal-type moves.

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    But yes, as I said, I've beaten Whitney!

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    Rattata
    Lv. 34
    Mud-slap
    Super Fang
    Quick Attack
    Hyper Fang

    I had some issues fighting Morty due to his Gengar having Hypnosis and Dream Eater, and Haunter proved difficult with Spite (he repeatedly drained the PP of Mud Slap, the only move my Rattata knows to counter Ghost-type Pokemon).

        Spoiler:- Leader Morty was defeated!:
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    Rattata
    Lv. 40
    Mud-slap
    Super Fang
    Quick Attack
    Hyper Fang

    Well, I didn't have many major issues with Chuck. I didn't defeat him the first time I fought him, but he was much easier than Morty (and that rather surprised me, given that Chuck is the Fighting-type gym leader.)

        Spoiler:- Leader Chuck was defeated!:

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    This looks tough. I can get through a game with just my starter but using only Rattata seens impossible.

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    lol Yeah, it certainly has its moments...The Ghost-type gym took a while. :P

    Rattata
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    Mud-slap
    Super Fang
    Quick Attack
    Hyper Fang

    I haven't taught Rattata any new moves yet. So far, the ones he has are pretty good--Quick Attack for weak enemies, Hyper Fang for strong enemies, Mud-slap for specific types (e.g. Ghost), and Super Fang for those with high defense (e.g. Rock and Steel).

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    Rattata
    Lv. 50
    Mud-slap
    Super Fang
    Quick Attack
    Hyper Fang

    Jasmine was definitely the most difficult gym leader so far. I had trouble with Morty, yes, and I didn't defeat Chuck the first time I fought him, but Jasmine...It took many attempts. I even tried her before going to fight Pryce, and that didn't work out at all.

    But now, the Mineralbadge is mine!

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    I did it a while ago.

    From my emulator:

    http://oi50.*******.com/20f9bhe.jpg
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shiny Espeon0429 View Post
    I did it a while ago.

    From my emulator:

    http://oi50.*******.com/20f9bhe.jpg
    That's an awesome Rattata! lol Anyway I my try this on my silver sometime, I've been wanting an excuse to play it again

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shiny Espeon0429 View Post
    I did it a while ago.

    From my emulator:

    http://oi50.*******.com/20f9bhe.jpg
    lol And it's pretty fun, isn't it?

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    Defiantly an interesting challenge. I'll have to remember it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ris_Grestar View Post
    lol And it's pretty fun, isn't it?
    Oh yeah, the great thing for me was that you don't have to worry about training as Rattata gets to Level 100 fast enough assuming you defeat most (if not all) the trainers along the way. Good luck with yours!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shiny Espeon0429 View Post
    Oh yeah, the great thing for me was that you don't have to worry about training as Rattata gets to Level 100 fast enough assuming you defeat most (if not all) the trainers along the way. Good luck with yours!
    Yeah, that's actually something I found surprising. Except for Morty and Jasmine, I really haven't had much trouble so far, just because Rattata has always had a level advantage.

    Now then.

    Update!

    Rattata
    Lv. 59
    Mud-slap
    Super Fang
    Quick Attack
    Hyper Fang

    So battling Clair was easy, but she was a bit of a punk afterward. Even after I defeated her, she refused to give me the gym badge (which I'm pretty sure is against the gym leader rules...). After visiting Dragon's Den and answering the questions to the old man's liking, she handed over Risingbadge.

    And with that, all eight gym leaders are defeated!

        Spoiler:- Leader Clair was defeated!:

        Spoiler:- Clair handed over Risingbadge.:

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    I've heard of Nuzlockes and Mono type challenges, but never the Joey Challenge. It sounds really cool... I might try it one day.

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    Morty was, actually, the whole reason I never tried a Joey challenge. I checked Rattata's movepool and didn't see it as being possible. Forgot about TMs, and even if I had I always forget that Levitate isn't a thing yet, lol.

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