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Neverused Ladder Challenges [Finished, congrats to everyone in HoF!)

Discussion in 'BW NU' started by skylight, Apr 8, 2013.

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  1. skylight

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    Bored of laddering? Looking for a challenge? You've come to the right place! Every week a new theme will be posted, and the team with which you ladder will be centered around the theme. Treecko37 and myself, Starships, will post a theme every wee. Direct any questions about the challenges to either of us.

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    Every round the theme will vary and your team must be crafted to fit with that theme. For example, if the theme is "Mono-Colour" all of your Pokemon must be a certain colour according to the Pokedex (which can be found through searching Veekun). When posting the theme, we'll give you hints on how to put your team together as well as information you may need to complete the challenge. The title will always reflect the theme and the post number the theme was posted in, so checking there is the best way to make sure of what theme is going on each week.

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    Fill in the sign up form below, and make sure you use a brand new alt with no previous ladder history. Please be honest when signing up and participating. You will need to sign up each round as you will use a different alt name each time (use only one alt per round), as well as have different experiences. It also makes it easier for us to keep track of your progress if you use a new post. You don't have to sign up for every theme; you may sign up as often or as late as you want, as long as you do your best at completing the challenge for the round. Also don't start laddering until you sign up, please!


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    The Hall of Fame is found in the second post. It includes anyone who has successfully completed the challenge and a screenshot of their achievement. To make it into the Hall of Fame, a Glicko2 ranking of at least 1900 with a provisional less than 100 must be attained. Once you have reached this ranking, you must update your post with a proof of your ranking. Once you have entered the hall of fame, you can keep playing see how high you can go until the time is up. At the end of the round, you can post your team if you'd like, and you're also free to post about your experiences laddering with this team in your sign-up post for that round. Even if you don't enter the Hall of Fame, you can keep everyone updated on your progress throughout the one theme.
  2. Hollywood

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    Hall of Fame!

    Monotype Challenge

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    Jayde: 1958 +/- 98
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    CrashinBoomBang: 1913 +/- 83
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    Tachycardia 1903 +/- 94
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    FLCL: 1902 +/- 72
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    Reiky: 1902 +/- 92
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    Jayde: 1915+/-81
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    Reiky: 1901+/-81
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    FLCL: 1988+/-100
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    Reiky: 1957+/-78
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    Choice Challenge
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    Feel free to VM me when you make the Hall of Fame so that I know to look for your post again. Also, congratulations to the users who have already made the HoF!
  3. Hollywood

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    Theme One: Monotype!

    For our first theme for our new ladder challenge, you will be asked to create a monotype team. A monotype team must share one common type among all six Pokemon. For example, you may use Wartortle, Whiscash, and Ludicolo on the same team as they are all Water-types, but you cannot use Tropius, Swellow, and Audino on the same team. There are at least six Pokemon of all of the types available in NU, so you can use any type. Please include your type in your sign-up post!

    Once again, to complete this challenge, you must have attained a Glicko2 rating of at least 1900 with your provision under 100. The provisional is the number following the +/- under "Glicko2" in your rank.

    This challenge will be over on April 15th, so do your best to finish it before then!

    Participants:
    Joshua Munoz/JMonotyper
    Nozzle
    CBTerrakion/no trapping pls
    Frizy/teen wet dream
    FLCL/fun things are fun
    Keiran/ice warmer fitzroy
    CrashinBoomBang/Endzeitstimmung
    Aza/HiiO
    C AllStar/WaterInMySoul
    Shuckleking87/Steel the Best Around
    Leafshield
    Infernis/Psychic Virgil
    Reiky/heing up
    FireMage/RockMage
    Zebraiken/open door policy
    Annoyer/Uplifted
    TennisAce/FOOKIE BOOKIE
    Blue Eon/End of MSN
    Audiosurfer/st. vincent
    Lolkomori/Africa...Wha?
    Raseri/Grasseri
    Jayde/neuer3
    Cherub Agent/gregorsamsa
    Ashley 11/Blueberry Pie
    michael209/MikeyMono
    Tachycardia/Spailpin Fanach
    Tenshinhan/TBR SaSa
    Dragonborn
    Meeps/speem
    celever/Shes my venus
    bobbyvaporeon/BobbyVaporeon
    TeraVoltage/Tbh Ihu
    Honus/KW.
  4. JoshuaMunoz

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    Pokemon Showdown! Username: JMonotyper
    Theme: Fighting -> Normal
    Current ladder standing: 5-0 1782 ± 160 (provisional)
  5. Elegy96

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    Pokemon Showdown! Username: Carpet Mono
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    Not enough time for me so I'm pulling out.
  6. elchupo

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    Ok cool, I've always wanted a purpose to actually use a monotype.

    Pokemon Showdown! Username: Tolteca
    Theme: Dragon
    Current ladder standing: N/A

    I was tempted to go with Psychic since I think its probably the best single type in NU at the moment.

    However, I also think Dragons are underrated in NU as well, due to their great defensive and offensive typing, meaning that their monotype doesn't have too many glaring holes (Ice maybe, but that's a rare type down here anyway). There are 3 or 4 "A" Dragons in NU (Altaria, Fraxure, Dragonair and maybe Shelgon) and the rest are probably "C"s, but I think that's enough to be successful.


    edit: Yeah, no.
  7. Nozzle

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    Pokemon Showdown! Username: fun things are fun
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    i did it and i got a better record than cbb even though he haxed me :)

    also i did not get swept by sawk or primeape once even though i saw them like 10 times!!!!!!

    my team
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    So after like 2 hours of getting destroyed by Persian, getting told Draco Meteor has 90 accuracy and critting FLCL's weasel to death with Air Slash I'm done.
    23-3 is ok with a Monotype team I guess. Still not a fan of the ranking system because 1796 at 23-3 is a joke in all honesty + it's pointless to ladder when I get like 10 points per game.
    I did it!!
    I won!!

    reminder that django sucks

    Icy Wind Swanna fucking wrecks
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    Pokemon Showdown! Username: HiiO
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    I doubt I'll finish this, but oh well... Omanyte is cool, it let me set up SR + at least 1 layer of Spikes half of the time.
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    playing this just to beat cbb

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    yeah no people use scarf eelektross this is ridiculous i'm out
  15. C AllStar

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    So with 2 losses due to bad internet connection, I would of had the mark... but I choose steel via random number generator. Steel is definitely a viable type to attempt this challenge with, though this team has very difficult trouble with non choiced fighting and fire types. Through this, I've instantly loved calm mind Bronzor and hone claws Metang.
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    When I get home I'll go into more detail, but I will be doing Electric.
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    Bugs for liiiife.
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    Done!, i lost three times vs tangela + klang :( 21 battle, 18 wins not bad !

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    django mad

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