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The In-Game Mono-Type Team Challenge

Discussion in 'Stark Mountain' started by Itchni, Jul 19, 2010.

  1. Wrave

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    I am doing a Ground type one and I am just waiting for my Gible to hatch.
  2. I.care.0

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    I just found My old gameboy and my Blue cart, and I'm going to do a mono type run. I'm thinking about a Mono-poison run, but Sabrina scares me. Does Tentacruel learns Amnesia? If so, i might have a shot.

    Any suggestions for other runs? Just don't suggest Mono-water, i clearly remember soloing the game with a Blastoise 13 years ago, when i was 8.
  3. Longfellow

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    Tentacruel doesn't learn Amnesia but you don't need it. Just find a Poison that's fast and can hit physically. Nidoking or Victreebel. Also a high-leveled Tentacruel can probably brute-force with Surf (or maybe Swords Dance / Wrap). You can also just win with luck because Sabrina's Pokémon are stupid and don't always use Psychic.
  4. tomtom5858

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    I think that Flying would be fun, I.care.0.
  5. EEVEE3

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    Bug-type would be cool in Black/White.
    Possible mons:
    Leavanny
    Scolipede
    Crustle
    Escavalier
    Galvantula
    Accelgor
    Durant.
  6. I.care.0

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    Thanks guys, but sadly, the mono-type Blue will have to wait. I just caught a shiny, adamant geodude with a 31/28/20/03/31 spread. I HAVE to try a mono-earth on my HeartGold.
  7. otz1233

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    Playing a mono-fire on a Crystal emulation, this is gonna be interesting.
    All the pokemon will be named after arsonists, my starter is named John Orr...
  8. KryptoKrunch

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    This always looked like a fun idea but I never tried it. I'll try either a Flying, Poison or Water mono-type on LeafGreen. With some trading, I could do an Ice run on either HG or SS.
  9. calthaer

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    This is a fascinating and fun idea for playing the game. I'd thought to myself that a Dark run in Ruby / Sapphire / Emerald would be a great idea, and this thread proves it. Ghost one might be interesting, too, but you'd be limited to the only six guys available, really, and Sidney & Phoebe in the Elite 4 might be a bit of a challenge.

    I'm more interested in doing it for fun, and not necessarily for the "challenge." It's fun to think of your character winning the Elite 4 and setting up a typed gym with your team. I'm not so opposed to trading in some guys to start out the game with - did this for my Platinum run-through and it was really a lot of fun to mix & match non-legendaries to come up with an interesting team of guys that I wouldn't normally use, just to see how the team would mesh together. You'd pretty much have to "trade-in" to get teams of certain types, just because there are so few guys - a dragon team for Ruby doesn't have too many options; an all-electric team on any of the Gen III games - or even Gen IV - is a little sparse in the options. One of the redeeming features of Gen V is that they're really rounding out the dual-type matchups for fun run-throughs like this. Stuff like Ghost-Fire, Dark-Dragon, Dark-Fight, Bug-Electric...they might not all be competitive, but they are certainly interesting.

    The original RBY is more boring, IMO, just because the options are so limited for a themed team like this. Fire, Rock, Grass, Electric are just some that are BORING, and Steel and Dark are right out altogether. Fire is still boring in HGSS, Electric has more guys but no more variety (not until Gen IV that Rotom makes it interesting)...hmm.

    I like the idea of a Dark-through of Hoenn; need to do a run-through of LeafGreen sometime (have a SpaceCenter Deoxys and a 10ANIV Celebi on the cart that you can't trade out until you have the nat'l dex)...maybe I'll do a themed set with that, but it's just SO limited. I really wish that the FR/LG remakes let you take through anybody, even from the national dex. It would completely break the balance, but it would be fun to go through the game like that - a Normal run-through, perhaps, with interesting guys like Kecleon and Castform, a Fight-through with Breloom or Blaziken, a Ground-through with Claydol and Flygon. Lots of possibilities for fun. You'd figure that, if they're "making" you go through the games again, the least they could do is make it wide open for fun like this instead of restricting you to that game's dex, or at least making it optional.
  10. Puffins R Cool

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    Just restarted HG for a dual-type of Fire/Rock. I'll try to use both equally, but it will be slightly easier& harder than the original challange. Wish me luck.
  11. Arcticblast

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    I picked up my Ice run of Platinum the other day. Damn... it's getting really hard. Electric gym almost raped me (even Mamoswine had trouble eventually). But I beat that.

    Team:
    Weavile
    Cloyster
    Mamoswine
    Glaceon
    Froslass
    Abomasnow

    Time to break out Prinplup for Waterfall.
  12. Puffins R Cool

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    Turns out this isn't too bad, I've recdntly Day Care'd my hatched Primo Slugma, here's the team post Whitney:

    Slugma- Daycare
    Onix- Day Care
    Geodude:
    Firestone@ zip
    Female, Bashful, Lv.22
    -Selfdestruct
    -Rollout
    -Magnitude
    -Rock Polish

    Quillava:
    Stone Cold
    Male, Lax, Lv.23
    -Flame Wheel
    -Quick Attack
    -Smokescreen
    -Cut

    1 or 2 thoughts:

    Whitney, Bugsy, and Falkner were easy, Rival at Ilex was tough. Seriously, it took Smokescreen hax.
  13. Cossolotto

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    I want to do this so bad, but I can't set my mind on what type to do on SS, any suggestions?

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