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The In-Game Mono-Type Team Challenge

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

  1. Hobbers

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    HGSS Pokedex, sorted by typing

    Grass (open)
    Meganium
    Victreebel
    Jumpluff
    Parasect
    Vileplume
    Bellossom
    Sunflora
    Exeggutor
    Tangrowth
    Venusaur
    Grass


    Fire (open)
    Typhlosion
    Ninetales
    Arcanine
    Magmar
    Flareon
    Rapidash
    Houndoom
    Magcargo
    Charizard
    Moltres
    Entei
    Ho-oh


    Water (open)
    Feraligatr
    Quagsire
    Poliwrath
    Politoed
    Gyarados
    Seaking
    Slowking
    Golduck
    Qwilfish
    Tentacruel
    Kingler
    Starmie
    Cloyster
    Corsola
    Octillery
    Lanturn
    Dewgong
    Vaporeon
    Kingdra
    Mantine
    Lapras
    Omastar
    Kabutops
    Blastoise
    Suicune


    Normal (open)
    Pidgeot
    Fearow
    Noctowl
    Raticate
    Furret
    Clefable
    Wigglytuff
    Togetic
    Dunsparce
    Ditto
    Ambipom
    Granbull
    Stantler
    Persian
    Girafarig
    Tauros
    Miltank
    Smeargle
    Farfetch'd
    Lickilicky
    Ursaring
    Dodrio
    Kangaskhan
    Porygon2
    Blissey
    Snorlax


    Flying (open)
    Pidgeot
    Fearow
    Noctowl
    Butterfree
    Ledian
    Crobat
    Togetic
    Jumpluff
    Gyarados
    Yanmega
    Farfetch'd
    Xatu
    Gligar
    Mantine
    Dodrio
    Murkrow
    Aerodactyl
    Charizard
    Articuno
    Zapdos
    Moltres
    Dragonite
    Lugia
    Ho-oh
    Skarmory


    Electric (open)
    Raichu
    Ampharos
    Magneton
    Electrode
    Electabuzz
    Lanturn
    Jolteon
    Zapdos
    Raikou


    Bug (open)
    Butterfree
    Beedrill
    Ledian
    Ariados
    Parasect
    Forretress
    Yanmega
    Venomoth
    Scizor
    Pinsir
    Heracross
    Shuckle


    Poison (open)
    Beedrill
    Ariados
    Crobat
    Arbok
    Gengar
    Victreebel
    Vileplume
    Nidoqueen
    Nidoking
    Venomoth
    Weezing
    Muk
    Qwilfish
    Tentacruel
    Venusaur


    Rock (open)
    Golem
    Sudowoodoo
    Shuckle
    Corsola
    Rhydon
    Magcargo
    Omastar
    Kabutops
    Aerodactyl
    Tyranitar


    Ground (open)
    Golem
    Sandslash
    Quagsire
    Steelix
    Nidoqueen
    Nidoking
    Dugtrio
    Gligar
    Mamoswine
    Donphan
    Marowak
    Rhydon


    Ghost (open)
    Gengar
    Misdreavus


    Psychic (open)
    Unown
    Slowking
    Hypno
    Alakazam
    Exeggutor
    Wobbuffet
    Girafarig
    Jynx
    Mr. Mime
    Xatu
    Starmie
    Espeon
    Lugia
    Mewto
    Mew
    Celebi


    Steel (open)
    Steelix
    Forretress
    Scizor
    Magneton
    Skarmory


    Fighting (open)
    Poliwrath
    Heracross
    Primeape
    Machamp
    Hitmonlee
    Hitmonchan
    Hitmontop


    Ice (open)
    Jynx
    Cloyster
    Dewgong
    Mamoswine
    Sneasel
    Lapras
    Articuno


    Dark (open)
    Umbreon
    Murkrow
    Houndoom
    Sneasel
    Tyranitar


    Dragon (open)
    Kingdra
    Dragonite
  2. bombiron

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    hobbers, skarmory is inly availiable in ss but its on niether the steel or flying list
  3. 1745

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    im doin a flying run in fire red.

    Team i want 2 hav.

    Charizard
    Pidgeot
    Aerodactyl
    Gyardos
    Zapdos
    Fearow

    1st GYm: Ouch Maybe i should evolve charmander...
    2nd Gym: We'll see
    3rd Gym: Ouch....
    4th Gym: Piece of Cake Lol
    5th Gym: We'll see.
    6th Gym: Look at above
    7th Gym: Look at above
    8th Gym: Yea, I'm imune 2 ground.

    Loreli: Ow... maybe
    Bruno: HAHAHAHAHA well except for the onixs
    Agatha: We'll see
    Lance: refer 2 above

    Gary: Hmmmmm...... i wonder wat the result would be.
  4. Pharaoh

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    You just need charmander at 13-14 for first gym, but have some potions in hand.
    for misty, make sure pidgeotto and fearow are well leveled, but for an easier task, get the magikarp from the salesman and evolve it.
    Surge: Charmeleon won't be a zard, so just power your way through him
    Erika: WAY TOO EASY
    Koga: You'll just have to overpower them, no one has a type advantage.
    Sabrina: maybe hard, but no type advantage, Gyarados will be important here with bite. Zapdos will be good if you got him
    Blaine: Gyarados easily, and Aerodactyl as well.
    Giovanni: Will be harder than you think.

    Lorelei: Zapdos will run through her, besides jinx, which is for zard.
    Bruno: Gyarados and Pidgeot/Fearow/Aerodactyl/Zapdos
    Agatha: Gyarados, Zapdos, Zard are good but Aero's speed might just save you.
    Lance: Gyarados if you give it ice beam will do most of the work. zapdos will be good too.

    Gary: Just outsmart him, you have some versatile typings and it shouldn't be too hard.
  5. Lamb2

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    Flying shouldn't be too hard on any of the games. 'Cause there really aren't any pure Flying type Pokemon ;)
  6. Pharaoh

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    My plan for the poison team:

    Venusaur
    Beedrill
    Nidoking
    Nidoqueen
    Tentacruel
    Crobat

    Brock: Bulbasaur
    Misty: Ivysaur, and Beedrill's Twineedle, and Zubat/Golbat's Bite
    Surge: Ivysaur, but the Nidos should be more than enough here.
    Erika: Beedrill/Golbat
    Koga: Nidos
    Sabrina: This WILL be a bitch. my best bet would be grinding golbat and beedrill to outspeed her pokemon and OHKO them. If only Drapion was here.
    Blaine: Tentacruel and the Nidos
    Giovanni: Venusaur and Tentacruel.

    Lorelei: Venusaur and Nidos, but this will be a toughie
    Bruno: Easy, Venusaur/Tentacruel and Golbat.
    Agatha: Golbat
    Lance: Tentacruel and Nidos

    Gary:

    Charizard: Tentacruel or Nidos
    Pidgeot: Whichever Nido has TBolt or Ice Beam or Tentacruel
    Gyarados: Whichever nido has TBolt
    Alakazam: Probably the toughest Pokemon in the game for this team. I can only hope Gary is dumb and uses anything besides Psychic/Reflect. Twineedle or Bite might be my best bet. but if I sleep it with Venusaur, things will be much easier.
    Exeggutor: Kinda hard, but Beedrill should OHKO it I think
    Rhydon: Cakewalk for anyone not named Golbat or Beedrill


    All the Gary encounters, Alakazam will be a HUGE threat for me.

    I think the ultimate challenge would be catching mewtwo without master ball.
  7. Angel Diva

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    Whenever I do a mono-type run, I usually follow these rules.

    Only the final form is counted for the team run. Which means, Charmander and Magikarp can be used in a flying playthrough.

    No HM slaves if possible. If nobody in the team can learn a certain HM move then a Pokemon of the chosen typing in the runthrough must be caught. If no Pokemon of that typing can learn that particular HM move, then only a slave can be used but only for the incompatible move(s) alone. This means you must have a Wingull/Pelipper if you want to fly during a mono-water playthrough in Emerald, and you must use a Nido to surf during mono-ground in FR/LG.

    No wildcards. No legendaries either, unless there's no one else to complate a 6-member team.

    Trading is allowed if the purpose is to complete the team. For example, you can't have both Growlithe and Vulpix in FR/LG so you'll need to trade for them. Trading to evolve is allowed.

    Only 2 Pokemon can be traded over to be used as your "starter" if there's no starters or Pokemon available early that are of the chosen type challenge. Every other team member must be caught in-game. Traded Pokemon cannot hold any TMs, but Pokemon with egg moves are allowed.

    Anyway, here's my Mono-Normal playthrough in both Emerald and Fire Red.

    Fire Red team was:
    Pidgeot, Persian, Clefable, Dodrio, Snorlax, and Tauros. This team was pretty easy to use. I had a bit of a problem with Brock and needed to rely on sand attack spam to win. Every other gym, along with the Elite 4 was pretty easy since it involves smacking with hard-hitting STAB moves, while Agatha's ghosts couldn't take STAB flying attacks.

    Emerald team was:
    Linoone, Swellow, Slaking, Exploud, Wigglytuff, and Girafarig. Again, the first gym was quite a challenge, being a rock type. Brawly wasn't too hard since flying attacks hurt his team. Then at the 3rd gym, Watson's Magneton was quite difficult too, and I actually needed Rock Smash to defeat it. Remaining gyms were quite easy, especially once you have STAB Strength. Since this elite four had no Steven, it also meant that they weren't too hard as well!
  8. Hobbers

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    Thanks for noticing. I added him right away
  9. alucinor

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    I'm about to challenge Clair. Well, after I get through the cave and such.

    Scizor: Bullet Punch / Quick Attack / Pursuit
    Parasect: Spore / Slash / Pursuit / Bug Bite
    Beedrill: Toxic Spikes / Assurance / Bug Bite / Poison Jab*
    Butterfree: Bug Buzz / Psybeam / Whirlwind / Sleep Powder
    Heracross: Aerial Ace / Close Combat* / Night Slash / something

    Ledian is being very deadweight, so I'm going to get someone to trade me Spinarak. *s mean I have to level them up more for them to learn it. I really need a rock type attack on Heracross... and I may need to rework some pokes for the elite four. Oh well, it'll be a labor of love.
  10. BlocksRcool

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    Hobbers, can you make something like that for R/S/E? thanks in advance.
  11. FastFlygon

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    I soloed SS with a Flygon, does that count? :)
    Actually it was really easy except Price(!!!) who Pwned Vibrava twice before I learned to use Electrodes Screech and Gyarados' Leer to lower his defense before bringing Vibrava out for the kill. Pretty much everything else was pie, I beat the elite 4 without getting hit, though the champ got me with ice fang which hurt.
    Kanto Gyms were equally easy, Demolished everything with Dragon Claw/Earthquake. (I had Earthquake because I had the Trapinch Pokesaved so it would be mine.) I haven't beaten Red, but E4 mk.2 was just as easy as the first time, Lance was lol, I had to do some switching to avoid intimidate, but I now have a level 4 Rattata in the HoF yay!
    Anyway want to a mono-bug run of Platinum as soon as i find my DS again, but I'll have to wait so I can trade stuff over and not lose my Darkrai.
  12. Angel Diva

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    Hoenn Dex, sorted by typing and availability

    Grass (open)
    Sceptile
    Ludicolo
    Shiftry
    Breloom
    Roselia
    Vileplume
    Bellossom
    Cacturne
    Cradily
    Tropius


    Fire (open)
    Blaziken
    Camerupt
    Torkoal
    Magcargo
    Ninetales


    Water (open)
    Swampert
    Ludicolo
    Pelipper
    Surskit
    Gyarados
    Seaking
    Tentacruel
    Azumarill
    Sharpedo
    Wailord
    Crawdaunt
    Whiscash
    Milotic
    Starmie
    Golduck
    Walrein
    Huntail
    Gorebyss
    Relicanth
    Corsola
    Lanturn
    Luvdisc
    Kingdra
    Kyogre


    Normal (open)
    Linoone
    Swellow
    Slaking
    Exploud
    Delcatty
    Dodrio
    Spinda
    Zangoose
    Wigglytuff
    Castform
    Kecleon
    Girafarig


    Flying (open)
    Beautifly
    Swellow
    Pelipper
    Masquerain
    Ninjask
    Gyarados
    Crobat
    Dodrio
    Skarmory
    Altaria
    Tropius
    Xatu
    Salamence
    Rayquaza


    Electric (open)
    Plusle
    Minun
    Manectric
    Electrode
    Magneton
    Raichu
    Lanturn


    Bug (open)
    Beautifly
    Dustox
    Masquerain
    Ninjask
    Shedinja
    Volbeat
    Illumise
    Armaldo
    Pinsir
    Heracross


    Poison (open)
    Dustox
    Crobat
    Tentacruel
    Swalot
    Vileplume
    Roselia
    Muk
    Weezing
    Seviper


    Rock (open)
    Golem
    Nosepass
    Aggron
    Magcargo
    Lunatone
    Solrock
    Cradily
    Armaldo
    Rhydon
    Corsola
    Relicanth
    Regirock


    Ground (open)
    Swampert
    Nincada
    Golem
    Sandslash
    Camerupt
    Flygon
    Whiscash
    Claydol
    Rhydon
    Donphan
    Groudon


    Ghost (open)
    Shedinja
    Sableye
    Banette
    Dusclops


    Psychic (open)
    Gardevoir
    Alakazam
    Medicham
    Grumpig
    Lunatone
    Solrock
    Claydol
    Starmie
    Wobbuffet
    Xatu
    Girafarig
    Chimecho
    Metagross
    Latias
    Latios
    Jirachi
    Deoxys


    Steel (open)
    Mawile
    Aggron
    Magneton
    Skarmory
    Metagross
    Registeel
    Jirachi


    Fighting (open)
    Blaziken
    Breloom
    Machamp
    Hariyama
    Medicham
    Heracross


    Ice (open)
    Glalie
    Walrein
    Regice


    Dark (open)
    Mightyena
    Shiftry
    Sableye
    Sharpedo
    Cacturne
    Crawdaunt
    Absol


    Dragon (open)
    Flygon
    Altaria
    Kingdra
    Salamence
    Rayquaza
    Latias
    Latios
  13. Hobbers

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    I wish I could, Angel Diva was before me =D
    Thank you Angel! I think these lists should be in the OP
  14. Itchni

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    I HIGHLY reccomend getting yanmega for your team, with tinted lens no pokemon resists his STAB attacks making very good use of the choice specs from the lake of rage. He also gets ancient power and has a much higher SpA then butterfree.
  15. FastFlygon

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    Ok, I've started a mono-ghost run of Platinum. I soloed everything up to Valley windworks with a Chimchar/Monferno, since Drifloon is the first ghost you can get. I caught a Ghastly in Eterna forest, and I beat Gardenia fairly esily with Gust. I tried to get Rotom, but I forgot to save, and it killed me with Crithax. :( . Galactic Hq is proving insanely hard, Jupiters Skuntank OHKOs everything with Night Slash. I'm currently spamming Minimize and trying to hax my way through.
    Team is:
    Drifloon
    - Minimize
    - Astonish
    - Payback
    - Gust
    Gastly
    - Sucker Punch
    - Night Shade
    - Confuse Ray
    - Curse
    I don't think I'll get another ghost until Duskull, then Froslass and Girantina.
    I can't get Spiritomb, as I'm without a friend to contact. I was hoping for Mismagius, but Misdreavus is Pearl exclusive. After the E4, I'll get a Nincada and evolve it for a Shedinja to round out the team. I'm using a Bidoof/Barel HM slave, and I'll need something like tropius for fly too. (Incredibly, Drifblim gets neither fly nor Roost)

    (P.S, does Night slash have like 600% accuracy? Out of of 7 times he's used it, It's hit 6 times, at +6 evasion. This is not fun.)
  16. BlocksRcool

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    Thanks a lot Angel! I'm starting a mono-type normal for emerald.
  17. Pharaoh

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    So for an update on my Mono poison run on Leaf Green.

    I'm in S.S Anne almost done with it. Brock and misty were cakewalks for Ivysaur. and Surge will be easy too.

    Ivysaur: 24
    (idk what nature)
    Razor leaf
    Sleep Powder
    Poisonpowder(till i get something, was either this or tackle.)
    Leech Seed

    Nidoking: Level 24
    Lonely Nature
    Double Kick
    Mega Kick
    Thrash
    Rock Tomb

    Nidoqueen: Level 24(My true powerhouse so far, and prolly till nidoking gets more moves)
    Rash Nature
    Water Pulse
    Double Kick
    Dig
    Body Slam

    Beedrill: Level 25
    Naive Nature
    Twineedle
    Secret Power
    Brick Break
    Fury Attack


    Basically, final team should be:

    Venusaur:
    Razor Leaf
    Sleep Powder
    Leech Seed
    Filler

    Nidoking:
    Earthquake
    Megahorn
    Rock Slide
    Surf/Flamethrower/Thunderbolt/Ice Beam/Thrash/Shadow Ball/Most likely Sludge Bomb

    Nidoqueen:

    Dig
    Ice Beam/Blizzard
    Thunderbolt/Thunder
    Body Slam/Flamethrower/Surf/Shadow Ball/Thunder Wave

    Beedrill:

    Twineedle
    Brick Break
    Aerial Ace
    Swords Dance/Double-Edge

    Tentacruel:

    Surf
    Ice Beam/Blizzard
    filler
    filler

    and if there's a GSC Pokemon I can get that's better after National dex, I will.
    Ice Beam/Blizzard
  18. Angel Diva

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    One down-side about mono-poison in FR/LG is that you don't get the Sludge Bomb TM until after national dex(it's at 5 island IIRC), so a lot of team members wlll not have any good STAB Poison attacks for a long, long time.

    ^What about Weezing or Muk? At least both of them have a usable STAB Poison move in Sludge. Muk also learns Sludge Bomb naturally, while Weezing can make use of TBolt and Flamethrower TMs which you can get from the game corner if you're very rich.
  19. Pharaoh

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    I'm not rich, and Weezing and Muk would be needless additions. Most of my pokemon will be relying on their secondary STAB. I'm struggling to get enough money so I can get 5 TMs, 2 Thunderbolts for the Nidos and 3 Ice Beams for Nidos and Tentacruel. SO I have enough to worry about. also, the biggest downside is Sabrina. GOD I wish I had Drapion.
  20. Itchni

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    wait untill you face blue's alakazam in the elite four. he will rape your face SO hard.
  21. Thund91

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    I'm bored. Someone recommend me a type to play through SS? >_>
  22. Axa

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    That really depends on what you're looking for.

    Easy:
    Water
    Normal
    Flying
    Electric
    Ground

    Medium:
    Rock
    Bug
    Poison
    Fighting
    Ghost
    Psychic
    Steel

    Hard:
    Grass
    Fire
    Dragon

    These are just my opinions, of course. Ice isn't considered because the first one you can get is after beating Morty (Shellder), and that's really far too late.
  23. Thund91

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    Well I guess to be sorta 'fair' if I went Ice I could catch a Poke with my AR in the wild..but people would think that's cheating. >_> Meh, as if having them come in eggs is so much better. <_< Bug sounds fun, and maybe Psychic too, but I want a type where I at least have 2 Poke's for the first few gyms and not be stuck with one until, like, Blackthorn. :|
  24. Axa

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    Normal, Flying, Bug, Poison, Rock, Grass and Water get 2-3 or more Pokemon by the first gym. If you want Psychic, you'd have to solo Falkner with Unown, but after that you can get Slowpoke in Azalea.
  25. Thund91

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    I'll probably go with either Bug or Psychic. I want Psychic bad but only Unown until Azalea is just gruesome. ;_;

    EDIT: Decided on Ground. ;_; Any tips for Sprout Tower? >____>

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