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Challenge The Gauntlet Challenge

Discussion in 'Orange Islands' started by Jimera0, Jul 23, 2012.

  1. King Serperior

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    Zipo, your character is depressed easily. As such, 3rd pokemon that you catch is placed on a "Nuzlocke Timer." This means that Faint = Death!!
  2. Jimera0

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    Alright, I beat Falkner and am ready for my first update! Here goes! First, the main challenge can be found here:

    http://www.smogon.com/forums/showpost.php?p=4331131&postcount=55

    Now onto the update!

    So even before I begin I have a decision to make that will profoundly impact the next of my game. I'm not allowed to use any Pokemon that share the same weakness as the starter I chose, not for combat anyway. And I'm not allowed to chose Totodile who only have 2 easily avoided weaknesses either, noooo. I have to chose between Chikorita and Cyndaquil. It doesn't really take me long to decide though, as even though a lot of Pokemon are weak to Rock, Water and Ground, a lot more Pokemon are weaker to the 5 types Chikorita is weak to. So my choice made, I start the game.

    I get my Cyndaquil, naming it Limit due to the effect it has on my game, pick up an egg and encounter a thief named Silver, but honestly, it's all pretty boring when you've done it several times before. More interesting is how one of my other challenges is making me think very carefully about my choices in the game. That challenge is the one that limits me to catching (not even using but catching!) only one Pokemon of each primary type, with Normal/flying types count as being a primary flying type as well as a primary normal type. This means I can catch a maximum of 16 Pokemon in the entire game to serve all my purposes, meaning I have to select which Pokemon I catch very, very carefully. Thankfully my earlier choice to use Cyndaquil narrows down some of these choices significantly, by virtue of making a whole slew of them completely unusable for battling.

    So once I get my first Pokeballs, I keep them firmly tucked away in my bag until I get to Route 31, where I make my second decision on who to use on my team; a Bellsprout I name Bel to be my only Grass type. The reasoning for this is simple; it's the best grass type I have available that isn't weak to Rock... or at least the best one I can obtain before I get to Kanto, and seeing as my access to electric types is going to be limited due to them being weak to ground, I figured it would be a good investment.

    The next Pokemon I chose was for... different reasons. I chose a Zubat from Dark Cave, which I can't actually use due to its weakness to rock. Because there are NO poison types that are usable with Cyndaquil, my choice only comes down to HMs. Most HMs are easily taken care of, but one is not... HM02 Fly. All the fly users in generation IV except for Mew are part flying type, and because of that almost all of them are weak to rock. Indeed only one Pokemon in Generation IV that can learn Fly that is not weak to either Water or Rock is Skarmory, who I can't get until right before the 8th gym badge, which is a little long to go without using Fly. However, I can always use a Pokemon that I can't battle with to be my fly slave, but then I lose access to that primary type since I can only have 1 of each primary type. Since Poison has absolutely no Pokemon that I can use anyway, I won't be wasting anything using Zubat as fly slave, and so that's why I got one. It'll be sleeping my my PC for a while though.

    Oh I also named it "Howwwwwww?" because, how on EARTH does a tiny friggin' zubat carry a human being of any size?

    ANYWAY! I make it to Violet city and venture around, finding nothing of interest really. No, what I'm interested in lies on Route 32: N
    My third choice for a Pokemon to add to my team, Cleopatra the Mareep. I've always liked the Mareep line, and they make a very nice and very versatile in-game Pokemon, something I'll need with the limited number of Pokemon I'm allowed to use.

    So after I finish collecting the nearby Pokemon I can use, I set up to take on Falkner by taking down all the trainers in the Bellsprout Tower, raising my Pokemon up to level 12 and 13 before I set out to the gym.

    I have to make another choice here, since in order to evolve my Pokemon I need to solo gyms or my rival with them, and I only get so many opportunities to do so. I decide to solo it with Cleopatra for the easy solo, since I know I can use Limit to beat Bugsy later, while Bel isn't likely to succeed in such a solo at all. I don't expect much of a challenge

    But...! Ah who am I kidding, Cleopatra totally obliterates Falkner and his trainers. It was no contest at all. So, that means Cleopatra can evolve at level 30 I suppose!

    So, my Pokemon:

    Pokemon in use (open)

    Limit the lv 13 Cyndaquil
    [​IMG]
    Moveset:
    -Ember
    -Smokescreen
    -Leer
    -Quick Attack

    Bel the lv 12 Bellsprout
    [​IMG]
    Moveset:
    -Vine Whip
    -Growth
    -Wrap

    Cleopatra the lv 14 Mareep
    [​IMG]
    Moveset:
    -Thundershock
    -Tackle
    -Growl
    -Thunder Wave


    Pokemon in storage (open)

    [​IMG]
    Howwwwww? the lv 2 Zubat


    OH SHIT I SCREWED UP! Somehow I managed to forget that Mareep is weak to ground. Yeah don't ask me how that happened. False start #1...
  3. Naix

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    I hate to disappoint you Jimera0, but Cleopatra and Limit share a weakness to Ground, and you used Cleo in battle, meaning you violated one of the challenges. Aside from that, nice update!
  4. DEMo_Gorgon47

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    ^^ Yeah Jimera0, how could you miss that already?????? I demand you do a redo!!!
  5. ThePhalanx

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    Way to set an example, Jimera0. I say release that Mareep.
    Anyway, here's my first (albeit very short) update to my White Gauntlet. I'll be keeping a log of all my updates in the main post which is in my signature.

    Looking over my challenges, I realize that I have a huge restriction on healing items, both in and out of battle. I decide to go with Snivy as my starter, since I've had enough experience with Tepig and Oshawott, and Leech Seed/Mega Drain could be helpful early game (ish). Since my first challenge is to solo Chili with my Snivy, i'll be skipping over catching something in the early routes and focus soley on my starter. Considering the fact that he's a smug Snivy (and he'll eventually be a Serperior with a superiority complex) I decided to name him Narcissism.

    CURRENT TEAM:

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    Narcissism (Snivy) - Level 5
    -Tackle
    -Leer
  6. Jimera0

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    Oh god how COULD I miss it. It's so bleepin obvious too.

    Too many goddamn interacting restrictions to keep track of XD I think I will redo seeing as I went and beat a whole flippin gym with her. Oh well, it's not that big a deal lol.
  7. Rowan

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    Update #1

    Original Post w/ Challenges

    So after some deliberation over which types I should pick for my duo-type run, I eventually decided on Water and Flying. I was tempted with Dark, Bug and Fighting but eventually dismissed them.

    -I picked Oshawott as my starter and nicknamed him Otto. He has a relaxed nature, which isn't the best but it will have to do.
    -I pretty much only used him because if I was only using water and flying types, it meant I had to solo the first gym with him, as I have no access to anybody else of those types.
    -I beat N easily in Accumula town.
    -After training up to level 15 I decide to test my luck in the gym. I beat the gym trainers easily, bringing me up to level 16.
    -After taking down Cilan's Lillipup with little trouble, he sends in Pansage.
    -I manage to get his Pansage down to very low health, but unfortunately his vine whips are too strong and I lose.
    -I decide to do some more training in route 2 before going back to the gym again. I get to level 17 where Otto evolves into Dewott. Renewed with confidence I go back to the gym, where Lillipup is OHKO'd and Pansage is not difficult to take down in 4 moves (taking into account Cilan's potion)
    -ThePhalanx's challenge means I have to teach Work Up to one of my pokemon. Unfortunately, Otto cannot learn it, so I teach it to a Patrat caught on route 1. To keep in spirit of the challenge though, I will teach work up to the first pokemon that will be on my team that can learn it anyway.
    -Naix's challenge means I must deposit Dewott until I beat Lenora. As I have no Water or Flying type pokemon, I will use Pansear until I can get another pokemon of those types, which shouldn't be long as Woobat and Pidove come pretty soon.


    So I have beaten the first Gym Leader! Which means, I get another challenge.
    It would be nice if most of my challenges from now on are one time challenges, that are to be completed by the time I get my next challenge. Please check my original post to make sure your challenges don't clash with them.

    EDIT: Challenge for Ziposaki
    Ziposaki, your character is obsessed with equality. Therefore for every gym leader you face, each of their pokemon must be KOed by a different pokemon each time. Also, because you want everyone to gain a bit of exp. points, you must be on set mode for all gym battles.
  8. Ziposaki

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    Accepted, everyone. But Corkscrew, I'm gonna say that's two challenges. Can you pick one or the other or just give me a new challenge? If you want to keep it, I'd say get rid of the latter. Using set mode so everyone gets a little EXP? That makes absolutely no sense.

    Oh yeah, guys, the personality trait doesn't have to be connected with the challenge. Really, they shouldn't. You can tell me you want my character to be obsessed with "designer" pokeballs and then make me beat Brock with Pikachu. I don't care; it's probably more helpful. All of these connected challenges are kinda messing me up personality-wise, she seems kinda freakish right now. Some normal traits would be cool. Sorry if I wasn't clear.
  9. DEMo_Gorgon47

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    So, I got bored and depressed of my Emerald Nuzlocke, and seeing this thread I decided to try a Gauntlet Run. But I have this issue with doing something that is too easy. So instead of just doing a Gauntlet, I am doing a Gaumble-Locke. A combination of Nuzlocke, Scramble, and Gauntlet. To top it off, I am not even going to pick my game cartridge, the first person to post gets to pick from any of the following: Red, Yellow, Gold, Sapphire, Ruby, Emerald, Fire Red, Leaf Green, Diamond, Platinum, Heart Gold, Black. That's right, I am giving complete control of how this game will go down to the people giving the challenge. Also, I dont want this to just be extreme, I want it to be historic. When I make an update I actually want readers to think: "Wow, I feel bad for that sucker." So without further ado, here are the rules to my challenge.

    Details:
    Catridge: Platinum (As courtesy of Naix)
    How Far I will go in the game: Through the Post Game, defeating all Legendaries along the way
    Battle Style: Set
    Difficulty: So EXTREME it could be HISTORIC
    Trading Capability: All games except first and second generation have trading capabilities
    GameShark/Action Replay Capabilities: None
    Sramble Challenges: In all Pokemon games with 8 gyms I shall get 12 Pokemon, 3 before the 2nd gym, 3 before the 4th, and so on (In games with 16 gyms I get 18 Pokemon, the amount between gyms remains the same)
    Nuzlocke Challenge: I will catch the first Scramble Pokemon I see and when it faints it is considered dead.
    Gauntlet Challenges: Cannot restrict what Pokemon I can have (as this is a scramble), but can restrict how they are used.
    Number of Gauntlets: I will take 6 to start, and I will take 2 more after every Gym Battle

    Pokemon Challenges: (open)

    You'll
  10. Rowan

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    Well since you have to KO the gym leaders pokemon with a different pokemon each time, you would obviously have to switch. I just said set mode because it would make the challenge a little bit harder. I wouldn't regard them as separate challenges but whatever. You don't have to play in set mode if you don't want to.
  11. Naix

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    DEMo_Gorgon, for your Platinum Gauntlet, your Pokemon may not use moves that have more than 60 Base Power, multi-hit moves, or variable BP moves. This includes STAB, ability, and type match-ups.

    Also, @anyone, I need 2 challenges to continue my Blue Gauntlet. Rules and already-accepted challenges are in the second link in my sig.
  12. ThePhalanx

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    Update #3! I decided to edit this post so as to not clutter up the thread too much with repeated posts. If you want to see my second update, link in my signature.

    Anyway, I grinded Snivy for a little bit, then took on Chili. Grinding is hard with no ethers (you don't get them at this stage in the game), but thanks to the massive PP that Tackle has I managed to save enough PP for the gym leader. Snivy smashed Chili's Lillipup and Pansear (Thanks to a crit Tackle and Chili's insistence on Working Up repeatedly, I managed to take NO damage from that Pansear, which originally scared me a little). So I can finally say:
    CHALLENGE COMPLETE!

    But now, guys, since I beat the gym leader I NEED NEW CHALLENGES. I agreed to take on a new challenge every gym leader, and I can't continue without at least one new challenge (hopefully more than one, so I don't have to keep asking). They can be one time challenges or full game challenges, whatever you guys can come up with :]

    CURRENT TEAM:

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    Narcissism (Snivy) - Level 15
    -Tackle
    -Leer
    -Vine Whip
    -Growth

    [​IMG]
    Chimpaqu (Panpour) - Level 11
    -Scratch
    -Leer
    -Lick
    -Water Gun
  13. Rowan

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    EDIT: is that better?

    @Naix. You must solo Misty's gym with a pokemon that doesn't have a type advantage to water.
  14. Naix

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    EDIT: Thank you, sorry for taking so long to reply; I had to do a bunch of things first. Challenge accepted.
  15. King Serperior

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    @DEMo:

    Take F(orget) the Rules the Starly. This Starly is allowed to ignore 2 people's gauntlets.

    There is some bad news, of course. This Starly cannot evolve unless it is at least 15 levels above its normal evolutionary level. It also must be at least 7 levels below your strongest pokemon.

    have fun and I had better not see you overleveling your mons just to level the guy up >_>
  16. G-Von

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    DEMo_Gorgon47, you can only use moves that are "not very effective" against gym leaders. I hope you can use this in all gyms, but if you can only use it in one gym, I would say the 8th gym. You wanted a historically hard Gaumble-Locke, well you got it!
  17. Jimera0

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    The Phalanx, you are challenged to beat Lenora without using a fighting type or any fighting type moves. If you fail 3 times to do this, you may never use a fighting type move for the rest of the game.

    Good luck!
  18. Rowan

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    I dunno if people missed this or what, but I was planning on continuing further this evening. And I can't unless I get my post-Cilan challenge. So I guess this is a bump?
  19. DEMo_Gorgon47

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    @KS: Is that really the best you can do? Come on, make it evil and sadistic. Once you beef it up I'll accept it.

    Two Gauntlet Challenges and the game cartridge are selected for my sadistic and historic Gaumble-Locke. 6 more Gauntlet slots left. I still need 12 Pokemon with sadistic challenges attached to them.

    @Corkscrew: You cannot use Healing Items to defeat Lenora. Good Luck =D
  20. Rowan

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    DEMo, Challenge accepted.

    Okay DEMo, as you want historically hard challenges, here's a gauntlet.

    No Medicinal Items. None at all. No Status Healers, No HP recovery items, No Revives, No PP restorers.
  21. G-Von

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    DEMo_Gorgon47, out of curiosity, are you going to be doing my challenge for every gym leader or just the 8th gym? I know I gave you the option for either or, but I am assuming you're using it for all 8 gym leaders.
  22. ThePhalanx

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    Well, the thing is I already have this challenge:

    So your challenge is kind of redundant. Although the "never using a fighting type move for the rest of the game" could be a challenge itself. What do you think?

    EDIT: Corkscrew, here's a challenge for when you defeat Lenora:
    Your Pokémon cannot use STAB moves against Burgh. So no spamming Wing Attack with Pidove/Tranquill or Woobat/Swoobat.
  23. Ziposaki

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    Oh, you're asking for it DEMo. Let's see what my mind can cook up...

    Hmm, take a Combee, the first Combee you see. Honor system, here. Name it whatever you want, because I'm just that nice. Or lazy. Either or. Anyways, this Combee's level needs to be proportionate to whatever gym you need to face. 5 times that. So before you face the 6th gym, Combee should be at least level 30. Also, beat at least half of the legendaries with it. Have fun! Hope you get a girl!

    Also, I need a lot more challenges. Remember, the trait doesn't have to (SHOULDN'T) be related to the challenge. Also, vague traits are good. And normal traits. I don't want a freak character, here.
  24. Jimera0

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    WHOOPS how did I miss that Phalanx? I swear I read your challenges. For some reason the first one didn't really register for some reason XD.

    Ok, a new one then. You are challenged to never use the same attack twice in a row. In effect, your entire team is always under the effects of torment.

    Also posting to say I've added a bit of pre-game discussion to my gauntlet Challenge's main page, discussing exactly how the restrictions you gave me limit my choices of Pokemon. It's quite a wall of text but some of you might find it an interesting study of how challenges interact with each other :P

    EDIT: Btw I've added a link to my SS gauntlet in my sig
  25. Rowan

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    That sounds pretty cool. And means I don't have to wait to continue on, so thank you! I'll edit it in.

    EDIT: I have also added a link to my main challenge post in my sig.

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