DM's Platinum Scamble Update 1 Well, I've successfully defeated Roark, so I figured it was about time for an update (fyi I'll be updating after each Gym Battle). As I started off this challenge, I thought to myself, "Hey, this isn't so hard!" Now, after my first badge... ...nope. Stuff finally happens (Move your mouse to reveal the content) Stuff finally happens (open) Stuff finally happens (close) After completing all that pre-1st-'mon crap, I traded over Squirtle and Pacific, as one would expect. Squirtle quickly became my MVP, killing nearly everything and helping train up Rage and HmSlave. Rage was owning crap like no one's business, being that everything uses Tackle and thus Bide does a ton of damage. Things quickly got worse. Unfortunately, I neglected to remember that traded Pokemon, after Lv. 10, will disobey you prior to your 1st badge. I'd done a ton of grinding with Squirtle for my fight with Barry, only to find that it disobeyed me during my time of crisis...(And I'd decided to be an idiot and box everyone else so I wouldn't be tempted to break the laws of the Scramble) As Barry decided to be a douche and have Turtwig only use Withdraw, I was stuck using the weak crap known as Bubble against the freakin' Grass-type. Eventually, the torture ended when Turtwig critted Squirtle... ...twice... ...during two different matches against him. After forever, I beat the kid, but my super-beefed up MVP was practically useless. So I had to train up HmSlave (The only halfway decent 'mon on the team at this point) to take his place. Now Rage had become crap since everything else gets more variation in their moves meaning they use status moves more often. Pacific was nearly useless since its only attacking option was Wrap. So I got to Oreburgh, and realized that my disobedient teen Squirtle was my only shot against Roark. I figured, "Hey, once he's evolved, he'll beat the crap out of that guy!" I never remembered that it couldn't evolve until the evolution animation. ...crap. I did eventually beat Roark, but it took two shots. I tried using HmSlave, since it knew Rock Smash, but that failed miserably, but in the end, it was luck with Squirtle that saved me. I'm just hoping the rest of the challenge won't be so...challenging. Team (Move your mouse to reveal the content) Team (open) Team (close) Squirtle the Male Squirtle (Lv. 17) Torrent Mild Caught at: Lv. 6 -Tackle -Bite -Bubble -Water Gun Completed Objectives: -Never evolve Rage the Male Kricketune (Lv. 13) Swarm Naughty Caught at: Lv. 4 -Growl -Bide Completed Objectives: -Solo 10 different trainers as a Kricketot to evolve HmSlave the Female Bidoof (Lv. 12) @ Quick Claw Unaware Relaxed Caught at: Lv. 3 -Tackle -Growl -Rock Smash -Defense Curl Completed Objectives: -Learn HMs ASAP (1/4) Teleport the Male Abra (Lv. 12) Inner Focus Lonely Caught at: Lv. 4 -Teleport Completed Objectives: (None) Pacific the Male Dratini (Lv. 10) Shed Skin Brave Caught at: Lv. 6 -Wrap -Leer -Thunder Wave Completed Objectives: (None) I'll try to get up the next update ASAP, but I haven't done anything new yet, so it might be a while.