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Alright, here come the challenges.
Take a Torkoal and name it Booster. Booster knows that it has the ability White Smoke, and wants to make the best of that ability by boosting its stats, knowing that they can't be lowered back down. Booster cannot attack directly unless at least one of its stats is boosted. Good luck!
Take a Cyndaquil and name it Quote. Quote's moves gain power the more opponents he defeats, but lose power whenever he takes a dive. Quote can use moves up to 40BP (including STAB) when you first obtain him. He gains 20 max BP every time he solos a major battle (Rocket admins, your rival, Gym Leader, Elite 4). He also gains 5 max BP for every 2 trainer battles by himself (keep a tally). His max BP cannot exceed 225BP (the max BP of Eruption) He LOSES 40 max BP every time he faints (cannot drop below 40 max BP though). He also loses 5 max BP every time you use a healing item on him. Your max BP limit always includes STAB (so Ember counts as 60BP, Flamethrower as 142.5, etc). Good luck!
-Has a limit on the power of moves he can use. This limit cannot be higher than 225BP or lower than 40BP, and calculations include STAB bonus
-Gains 20 max BP upon soloing a major battle and 5 BP upon soloing 2 normal trainers
-Loses 40 max BP when he faints and 5 BP when a healing item is used on him.
Take a Woobat and name it Prim. Prim refuses to touch the dirty little peasant Pokemon that you encounter, and as such can never use a move that makes contact. To see if a move makes contact, just check out it's Bulbapedia page
(use the search function to help find other moves, Heart stamp is just an example). Prim at first idolizes Burgh because he's all fancy schmancy... that is until it finds out he uses BUGS! Upon this horrifying revelation, it swears to take him down. Have Prim solo Burgh, and only after soloing Burgh can it evolve.
Take a MALE Frillish and name it Lays. It's all like, dull and boring before it evolves. It has no restrictions. Then it evolves it becomes PRINGLES. And once you pop YOU JUST CAN'T STOP! After Pringles leaves its Pokeball it must stay in battle either until the battle ends or Pringles faints. Also, since Pringles have come in an almost ludicrous number of flavours over the years, its moveset must reflect this. Pringles cannot have two moves that are the same type as each other, or two moves that fit in the same category (the categories being, physical attacking, special attacking, self targeting status moves, opponent targeting status moves, moves with multiple/secondary effects (ie Swagger, scald, psychic, etc), moves that inflict status conditions, moves that affect stats). If you end up with two moves in the same category for whatever reason, you must immediately pick one move to be the move for that category, with all the other moves in that category being unusable. Intentionally entering a battle with overlapping moves when you have the means to remedy the situation is not allowed. And just to ensure you don't shove it down to the bottom of your party where it cannot annoy you, have Pringles spread the flavour to at least one Elite 4 member and one gym leader (by soloing them, of course). Good luck!
-Catch a male Frillish
-Name it Lays at first, rename to Pringles upon evolution
-No restrictions until evolution
-After evolution, must stay in battle once sent in until the battle ends or her faints
-Must have no moves that share the same type, and must have no overlap in any of the following move categories: Special attacking moves, physical attacking moves, Status moves that target the opponent, Status moves that target yourself, moves with multiple effects (ie Swagger, Scald, Psychic), moves that can inflict status conditions, moves that can affect stat levels.
-Should any overlap occur, one move must be selected to be the only usable move in that category. Intentionally entering battle with moves that overlap when you have the means to remedy the situation is not allowed.
-Solo one gym leader and one elite 4 member.
Whew, that took a while making all those. I hope everyone enjoys their challenges!
EDIT NOTE: Made a few small changes to Pika25's and Pheonix512's challanges, make sure you're playing the most recent version guys!