Title Pending This is something I have been working on for a good amount of time and feel that I have a good base that I can release this for feedback and get some other feedback and ideas. Explanation of the project (warning long) (Move your mouse to reveal the content) Explanation of the project (warning long) (open) Explanation of the project (warning long) (close) I think many of us have watched the speedrunners marathon where they tried their best to catch every single monster across the gen 3-5 games. Watching it was a great deal of fun and they raised an impressive amount of money. However they weren't very good and didn't optimize everything they could have. I'm here to plan out a near perfect speedrun that attempts to catch every pokemon using the minimum amount of games necessary. Currently I have no plans to actually run this, but may test each game once I feel confident in them. Here are my ground rules for the plan: 1. Games may be restarted to transfer starters from one game to another. 2. Eventmons will only be used if there is no other way of obtaining them. They will be used through the most common global wifi event whenever possible. 3. If a Pokemon is caught in one game it is considered part of the overall dex. 4. By the end we don't need one of every individual pokemon (such as a Metang, Beldum and Metagross), so long as each was obtained at one point. 5. Trading will be necessary but considering the amount of time it wastes will be used sparingly. 6. Swarms, random events, luck based events, Pokewalker, Dream World, Grotto's, Safari Zones, and what have you will not be used. 7. Non gamefreak games games will not need to be "run" that are needed to get eventmons such as Pokemon Ranger for Manaphy. Pokemon Ranch is an exception because it is a dumb game. 8. In the spirit of the games eventmons that would easily break a speedrun won’t be used at all. The games currently in the plan are: Black 2, Black, White, HG, SS, Diamond, Pearl, Platinum, Sapphire, and FR. Which makes a total of 10 games. Each game will need to catch in the run a total of about 74, Pearl not included for reasons explained later. We will assume that all the games would be played at the same time by ten dedicated players. Here is a brief description of some goals in each games speedrun Black 2: This game certainly changed a good amount of the run once I saw what could be acquired in it. Lucario and Magneton for one can be easily captured and allow for some very easy happiness evolutions. While the musketeers are 3 levels higher they seem to be easier to get to in these games just along the routes so for now they are in this game. Lucky egg breaks these games so badly. Black: Both of the fifth generation games were my starting point for the run since you cannot get their mons in any other games obviously. Black tries to catch anything not winter. I take advantage of my favourite ingame trade Petilil. White: Lots of white will be in here since this game will get everything in winter. Does a fair amount of trading with Black 2 in order to get the Geni’s. HeartGold: While it applies to all of the Gen 4 and 3 games I’ll say it here. There are a lot of possibilities for catching certain pokemon in one game of the other and the challenge is finding the best one. This is currently the only game that will trade away the first starter (Chikorita) once possible and then restart to get the third (almighty Totodile). Both of these remakes needs to beat Red to get the Hoenn starters from Steven Stone, and that may be the hardest part of the run in total. HG also takes care of Entei and Raikou. This game needs to be set for Wednesday for the Hoenn Sound to play. SoulSilver: This game goes to the Safari Zone, but doesn’t step inside. We need to get that darn Groundon at some point. This game will probably be the first one to beat Red with two starters and ideally a Rayquaza transfer via Sapphire. If still needed it will then trade some team members back to HG. Diamond: One of two games that can transfer to Pokemon Ranch. Ideally if a pokemon will be very easy to catch at low health even if it’s not needed catch it anyways because getting Mew will be a huge pain. The speedrun for this game will need to be very specific so that any pokemon not caught in the Sinnoh dex will have been seen in order to unlock the National Dex. Set the day to Friday so that lovely Drifloon can be caught. Platinum: This is a mixed bag, whiel getting the National Dex is a bit more difficult with 50 more mons. We get a nice level 1 Regigigas which makes things much easier compared to another level 70 capture. Pearl: Easily the dark horse of the run. This game has the goal of evolving Chimchar, getting Glameow and Purugly, and Mew from Pokemon Ranch. This involves catching every pokemon it can until you run out of money and have to continue on in the game. Trading the Amulet Coin from Diamond will probably be necessary, as will be selling items by some point. Sapphire: This game helps us avoid getting Lotad in the HG/SS Safari zone as well as easily get some other nice little mons easier. I consider the Eon Ticket a globally sent out event, but if people disagree I’ll change the Latios to B2. Snornut and the Regi’s are the main things that must be transfered to make the run work. Fire Red: This might be the only game that won’t use its own Masterball, since other games desperately need it. The current plan is to just roll and capture all the Kanto mons needed to get the National Dex. I’d expect this may be the first game to complete its section of the designated Pokemon. In that event it can always help catch some other necessary pokemon in the kanto dex. I do think the Sevii quests are too long to be of use, some actual testing will need to be done. Current eventmons: -Mew (Pokemon Ranch) -Celebi (wifi giveaway) -Jirachi (Colloseum bonus disc) -Deoxys (Pokemon Ranger) -Manaphy (Pokemon Ranger) -Shaymin (Wifi event) -Darkrai (Wifi event) -Arceus (Wifi giveaway) -Keldeo (Wifi giveaway) -Meloetta (Wifi giveaway once widely available) -Genesect (Wifi giveaway once widely available) One final note on placing Pokemon in certain games: -The ideal situation is to place them where they are easiest to catch and at the lowest level or at the level where they will be close to evolve if their next form cannot be caught or easily caught -Pokemon may be put on certain lists to accomplish happiness tasks or because of trading and lack of evolution items from one game to the next -Once again I’m avoiding random giveaways that aren’t necessary if a suitable ingame option exists -I’m not perfect so I may forget certain things. Here is the link to my spreadsheet Currently only I can edit it but if you help me out enough I’ll be glad to hand over the keys. Feel free to help me with anything from telling me what Pokemon I should use to run through the main game, or why capturing x mon in y game would be better. Current Concerns: -Switching White to White 2 -Anything in Black 2 that is easier to catch than something in the other games. -Pokemon that will help speed through the game or catch legendaries.