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The In-Game Mono-Type Team Challenge

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

  1. Addiethunder

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    I've got to admit Dark Mono on Emerald looks pretty good. But Brawly would just be insanity!!!
  2. Frank Ripley

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    Not if you have a Sabeleye. :P Immune to everything Brawlys pokemon know IIRC.
  3. Cshadow

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    But you can't get him until after you have his badge iirc, so you're prolly gonna have a hard time using Mightyena and Nuzleaf ):
  4. Frank Ripley

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    As far as I know, you can... I think? You can find Sableyes in Granite Cave, right? Im not sure anymore, :(.
    Unless there is something im not sure about (like needing the Mach bike to get to a room where you can find them or something) then im completely lost because I thought you just had a rare chance of finding them like Ralts.
  5. Addiethunder

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    I think your right. You can get a Sableye in the Granite Caves without needing Flash. With a Sableye, Brawly will be a piece of cake!
  6. Cshadow

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    Oh my bad then; I thought you needed rock smash to get through the cave or something haha; I haven't touched R/S/E in a while : P
  7. alucinor

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    I need national dex for Yanmega. So I'd be stuck with a Compound Eyes Yanma until the turnover.
  8. blasphemy1

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    Yanmega is in the regional dex, though, because it evolves by learning Ancientpower.
  9. Axa

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    Hmm. Well Vine Whip being physical means Geodude has a better shot than before, but Onix is probably better since it has a better chance of outspeeding the Bellsprouts and KOing them with their weak defenses. That's really all I can think of.
  10. FastFlygon

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    Finished my Mono-Ghost about 4 days ago, but I was on holiday, so I've only just got around to posting this.
    Final team of:
    Driflblim
    Haunter
    Dusclops
    Froslass
    Giratania
    w/ Tropius + Bibarel HM slaves.
    Cyrus was hell. Had to do Distortion World twice. Flints Houndoom was horrible too. Cynthias Spiritomb was trouble, but died eventually. I had various levels of trouble with everything else. Lucian was lol. I didn't bother with Shedinja. Restarted, and now just randomly playing through, at the Elite 4. I want to do mono-bug, but it'll have to wait until I can get a friend to help me trade my pokemon to SS.
    Also, I'm amazed by how many pokemon I forgot about. Lumineon, Kriketune, Wormadam...
    P.S I love Mothim OK. It's the best bug type ever, even if it did take me 3 days to get one.
  11. Itchni

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    I started myself a mono-bug run on my Heartgold cart and honestly there has been no challenge whatsoever.
    My team is :
    Butterfree
    Heracross
    Scizor.
    right now I'm at the lighthouse 1 or 2 shotting everything. Butterfree is surprisingly effective and also learns it's powerful STAB move very early. 98% accurate sleep powder doesn't hurt too.
  12. Texas Cloverleaf

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    It's a lot harder if you breed them from eggs. Their levels don't start to catch up unyil you reach Clair. I myself am on the way to Victory Road with a team of levels 37-40 Pinsir, Heracross, Scizor (fucking troll), Ariados, Yanmega,
  13. luigiowns

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    I've finished two mono runthroughs so far, Water in pokemon blue:
    (Blastoise) Shell lvl55
    Skull Bash
    Submission
    Earthquake
    Surf

    (Gyarados) Splash! lvl55
    Dragon Rage
    Thunderbolt
    Strength
    Surf

    (Vaporeon) Vapour lvl55
    Blizzard
    Haze
    Surf
    Acid Armor

    (Tentacruel) Sting lvl55
    Surf
    Supersonic
    Barrier
    Mega Drain

    (Seadra) Clip-Clop lvl55
    Agility
    Smokescreen
    Ice Beam
    Surf

    (Cloyster) Hermit lvl55
    Explosion
    Aurora Beam
    Supersonic
    Surf

    and Poison on leaf green:
    (Venusaur) Bulbs lvl53 (M)
    Mild
    Strength
    Sleep Powder
    Leech Seed
    Razor Leaf

    (Beedrill) Honey lvl52 (M)
    Bashful
    Poison Sting
    Twineedle
    Focus Energy
    Rock Smash

    (Nidoqueen) Peach lvl52 (F)
    Calm
    Body Slam
    Poison Sting
    Surf
    Superpower

    (Crobat) Vampira lvl53 (F)
    Naive
    Fly
    Mean Look
    Confuse Ray
    Poison Fang

    (Gengar) Spectre lvl52 (M)
    Bold
    Shadow Ball
    Spite
    Curse
    Night Shade

    (Tentacruel) Jell lvl53 (F)
    Impish
    Constrict
    Acid
    Wrap
    Waterfall

    all in all, some pretty good runs, tentacruel being beast in both runs

    Im at the E4 on gold in a Bug runthrough with
    Ariados
    Butterfree
    Heracross
    Forrtress
    Parasect
    Shuckle
    grinding before i go in.
    Bug is hard as hell
    edit:how do you do spoilers here?
  14. Critical_Hax

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    I was thinking of doing a mono-water on HGSS

    Gatr is available at the start, so its a no brainer

    Once you get the old Rod, you can get the Polis, Gyara and Tenta pretty fast

    Slowpoke isn't too far away, and Wooper is even earlier

    Skip forward to when we get Surf... LOL

    Late game, you can get Suicune and brute force your way through Kyogre and none of the gyms are really hard

    Maybe something like this;

    Feraligatr
    Gyarados
    Quagsire
    Tentacruel
    Quagsire
    Slowbro
  15. Zacchaeus

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    I'm looking at HM users for a Bug mono in Diamond version, (I will just Pokésav level 1 Pokémon so I will have access to Pokémon,) and I compiled the list, not including unevolved Pokémon like Skorupi or Scyther:

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    Surf - Arceus

    Waterfall - Arceus

    Fly - Arceus

    Strength - Pinsir, Forretress, Shuckle, Ledian,
    Scizor, Heracross, Arceus

    Rock Climb - Pinsir, Arceus

    Rock Smash - Beedrill, Parasect, Scizor, Pinsir,
    Ledian, Forretress, Shuckle, Kricketune, Arceus

    Defog - Butterfree, Beedrill, Venomoth, Scizor,
    Yanmega, Beautifly, Dustox, Masquerain,
    Ninjask, Mothim, Vespiquen, Arceus

    Cut - Beedrill, Parasect, Scizor, Pinsir,
    Heracross, Shedinja, Ninjask, Armaldo,
    Kricketune, Arceus


    So unless I use a wildcard which I really don't like doing, I'll have to use Bug Arceus for Surf, Waterfall, Fly, and either Bug Judgement or Rock Climb most likely. I know Arceus is kind of like cheating, but it's the only (kind of) Bug type Pokémon to learn those 3 HMs. It's very hard to believe that so many Bug types have wings yet none of them can fly, while Arceus can Fly through some odd means...
  16. Angel Diva

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    Get an HM Slave(Pelipper), which is better than using a uber legendary. No other choice. Don't use it in your team to level up, though. It is a slave, after all.
    Who would've thought you'd need to get a slave for Fly and Surf? lol

    Edit: Pelipper cannot use Waterfall, so you'll need two slaves now.
  17. deathsquirrel

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    I have a mono-Water running on Ruby at the moment, which I haven't played in a while. It's currently just after Tate&Liza with the following team:

    Poliwrath Lv34 (Rain Dance, Focus Punch, Protect, Surf)
    Marshtomp Lv34 (Strength, Rock Tomb, Mud Shot, Surf)
    Slowking Lv32 (Fire Blast, Surf, Psychic, Flash)
    Ludicolo Lv32 (Dive, Nature Power, Surf, Giga Drain)
    Sharpedo Lv34 (Surf, Scary Face, Crunch, Slash)
    Lanturn Lv36 (Surf, Thunder Wave, BoltBeam)

    Needs a lot of grinding before I carry on to Sootopolis.

    I've been planning a mono-Flying of Diamond recently, and I have the team down to:

    Staraptor (Brave Bird, Return, Close Combat, Roost)
    Togekiss (Wish, Baton Pass, AncientPower, Fire Blast)
    Tropius (Sunny Day, SolarBeam, Air Slash, Roost)
    Drifblim (Shadow Ball, Thunderbolt, Psychic, Embargo)
    Altaria (Dragon Pulse, Fly, Ice Beam, Earthquake)
    Crobat (Sludge Bomb, Air Slash, Dark Pulse, Nasty Plot)

    Shouldn't be too difficult. I'll probably move on to dodgier types after that run.

    I don't allow Arceus since I've experienced first-hand how broken it is in-game. I used one to solo Red in SS.
  18. Baztard

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    People who use HM slaves for fly are cheating. I've gone through each generation without Fly. Man up and walk.
  19. Zacchaeus

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    The only non-legendary Pokémon to learn Waterfall, Fly, and Surf are Dragonite and Smeargle. I will probably just use Bug Arceus with Fly, Surf, Waterfall, and Rock Climb just so it can't be used effectively in battles and to keep my team uniform, because if I had a Pokémon that wasn't a Bug type, it would drive me insane.

    I know I proposed a no-Arceus rule, but it's required for a mono-Bug and probably other mono-type challenges if you don't use a wildcard.

    Edit: Fly is just so useful unless you're playing R/B/Y on the Dodrio Gameboy, then you can walk across the entire map in like 1 minute
  20. Newango

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    I've taken a Dark challenge on Pokémon Emerald. Currently, I have 5 badges and this team:

    Level 35 Male Mightyena
    Rock Smash / Howl / Dig / Bite

    Great Pokémon. He beat the third, the fourth, and the fifth gym without help. He set up w/Howl on the first Pokémon of each leader and then started to sweep with Rock Smash (3rd, 5th) and Dig (4th, 5th).

    Level 34 Female Sableye
    Fake Out / Faint Attack / Astonish / Night Shade

    Second badge was really easy with her help.

    Level 30 Male Nuzleaf
    Flash / Cut / Fake Out / Bullet Seed

    Not really helpful yet, but did well against first gym. Hits hard. Will evolve ASAP.

    One of my rules was "No HM Slaves allowed", but I will have to catch one to surf until I catch a Carvanha or a Corphish.

    Absol and Sharpedo will be on my team. The last slot is between Cacturne and Crawdaunt. What do you think?

    PS: Excuse my english :P
  21. Frank Ripley

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    First, I didnt notice any mistakes in your english. :P

    Second, I think that you should take Crawdaunt, because if you get Cacturne, I think it would outclass Shiftry but Crawdaunt has more tanking ability then Sharpedo and Sharpedo gets more power.
  22. Newango

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    Thanks. Maybe Cacturne will replace Shiftry, as he doesn't convince me.
  23. WhimsicalBox

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    I'm gonna try mono type fighting in my gold version. Main problem is I won't be able to evolve my machoke.
    Team looks like
    Heracross
    Poliwrath
    Primeape
    Machoke
    Tyrogue->One of the hitmon's Could breed it and get two, or even try to get all three and replace machoke.

    There's only 7 fully evolved fighting types >_>
  24. Sceats

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    Yeah mono flying on ruby is pretty boss, however im stumped as to how im going to get past wattson with just a swellow and pelliper (no i will not get ninada!)

    Current team is

    Swellow- lv 22
    Naughty nature =D
    wing attack
    quick attack
    steel wing
    double team

    Wingull - lv 23
    timid nature =DD
    watergun
    wing attack
    supersonic
    growl

    and for future members i was thinking;
    tropius
    altaria
    xatu

    Are there any tricks to getting coins fairly easily at the slots? Im seriously struggling!
  25. Pisti

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    I started a Mono-Ground on Platinum when I was bored but I'm pretty unlikely to finish it now.

    My current team after beating Cyrus at Celestic Town:
    Lv33 Graveler (I can't be bothered trading it to another game of mine and back just to evolve it) - Tackle/Rock Throw/Earthquake/Rock Smash
    Lv34 Gligar - Faint Attack/Fury Cutter/Slash/Defog
    Lv27 Shellos - Water Pulse/Mud Bomb/Hidden Power/Surf
    Lv32 Gabite - Sand Tomb/Dragon Rage/Slash/Take Down
    Lv41 Torterra - Cut/Bite/Earthquake/Razor Leaf

    My biggest problem is that I can't touch Gyarados, and that this run is becoming like more of a Torterra + others run with Torterra running through everything...

    I don't know who to use the Earthquake TM on yet.

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