UU Ladder Challenge

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Everybody hates the ladder. But in this darkness there shines a light. This is that light: a brawl on the ladder to make even the most seasoned veterans anxious. Instead of a leisurely checklist, it's a competition to gather as many points as possible, for prize and glory.
Here are the rules:
  • All battles must take place on the Gen 7 UU ladder on Pokemon Showdown.
  • All challenge posts must be accompanied by a replay or a screenshot.
  • State every challenge you are applying for when you post a replay.
  • You can get multiple challenges from a single battle.
  • You must win the battle to pass the challenge.
  • Forfeits will only be counted if the opponent has 2 or fewer Pokemon remaining. Forfeits are not counted for achievements which specify No Forfeits unless the opponent has only 1 Pokemon remaining.
  • Time-outs will be counted if the opponent has 3 or fewer Pokemon remaining. Timeouts are not counted for achievements which specify No Forfeits unless the opponent has only 1 Pokemon remaining.
  • Your opponent must have at least 5 Pokemon on their team.
  • Challenges must be done on a fresh alt.
  • Be specific. If you don't tell me what achievements you've passed, I won't add them.
  • Be selective about editing your posts. It increases the odds I'll miss an achievement you've done. Five minutes apart is one thing, five hours makes me likely to miss something.
Each separate achievement falls into one of five tiers:
  • The Beginner Tier, worth one point per achievement. Players of any calibre should be able to accomplish these without even realizing.
  • The Silver Tier, worth two points. Slightly more difficult, but all the more worth it.
  • The Gold Tier, worth three points. These are the first ones to put challengers through their paces.
  • Platinum Tier, worth five points. Hard work will pay off, but only the best can complete these challenges.
  • The Ultimate Tier, the hardest of them all and worth ten points each. Nobody in their right mind would want to fall prey to these voluntarily.
Each challenge you undertake will add up to your running score. This will be kept track of in the leaderboard below.

If you're able to reach more than 150 Points, the prize is a full-size Gif Avatar of your choosing. If you do this again and hit a full 200 Points, you will receive a custom title for your efforts.

(Badged users, sorry. I guess you'll be able to brag?)
What's His Last?
Bring only 5 Pokemon to a game.

Underrated
Win with a Pokemon on your team that is RU or lower. Please specify which Pokemon it is.

Getting Somewhere
Win 20 battles.

Up and Coming
Get to 1400 ELO.

Tourist
Use the Kanto form of a Pokemon with an Alolan form, such as Ninetails or Raichu.

Preservation
Win 6-0. No forfeits.

Assault and Battery
Win with a team using only Assault Vest as their items. Screenshot required.

Choice Banned
Win with a team only holding Choice items. Screenshot required.

The Struggle
Cause a Pokemon to use Struggle.

Prepare for War
Earn a ranking in the top 500 of the ladder.

Consolation Prize
Lose a battle to an opponent 0-6...without deliberately trying. Forfeits don't count.

Turkey
Win 3 battles in a row on an alt, no losses.

Crisis Averted
Take out an opposing Pokemon after it has both set up and KOed at least 2 Pokemon.

Monochromatic
Win a battle using a Monotype team of any kind.

It's Reverse Sweeping!
Win a battle while using a Pokemon that uses stat-drop moves (Screech, Metal Sound, etc.) to KO at least 2 Pokemon.

Super Underrated
Win with a team of only RU or lower Pokemon.

Let the Storm Rage On
Activate all four weather conditions in a battle (Sun, Rain, Hail, and Sandstorm).

Leaving Low Ladder
Reach 1500 ELO.

Hot Turkey
Win 9 battles in a row without losing on an alt. Screenshot must show 0 losses. You are allowed to reset your wins and losses.

Malcolm in the Middle
Win a game with only middle-evolution Pokemon.

Zo Many Options!
Win with all 6 of your Pokemon holding a Z-Crystal. Screenshot required.

50 Cent
Win 50 battles on an alt.

Greed Is Good
Set up to +6 in any stat and sweep. Tail Glow and/or Belly Drum may not be used for this achievement.

One-Man Army
Win with a team consisting of 1 Pokemon.

Close Call
Win with 1 Pokemon remaining at 1 HP. A screenshot of the HP stat is required.

Weighty Responsibility
Win a battle while using the move Gravity and successfully taking out a Pokemon by taking advantage of Gravity's side-effects.

Attack! Attack! Attack!
Win a battle using only attacks - no status moves.

No Kill Like Overkill
Have a Pokemon reach over 1000 Attack. Screenshot required. Belly Drum does not count for this achievement.

Enlightenment
Have a Pokemon reach over 1000 Special Attack. Screenshot required. Tail Glow does not count for this achievement.

KACAW
Win a game with only the 'Flying' Egg group.

Unarmed
Win with no held items. Screenshot required.

Olympus Mons
Win with only legendary/mythical Pokemon.

Heathen
Win with no legendary/mythical Pokemon.

No Room for Error
Set Magic Room, Trick Room, and Wonder Room in the same battle.

Blazing Turkey
Win 20 battles in a row on an alt. Screenshot must show 0 losses. You are allowed to reset your wins and losses.

Earn Your Stripes
Earn a ranking in the top 100 of the ladder.

A Splashing Success
Get 6 KOs after using Z-Splash. No forfeits.

Dedicated
Win 200 battles.

For the Little Guys
Win with a team of Pokemon legal in Little Cup.

Quick Finisher
Win in 15 turns or less against a full team. No forfeits.

Raining Cats and Dogs
Win with a team consisting of 6 Eeveelutions and/or Eevee itself.

Stats Don't Mean Nothing
Win with a team of Pokemon below 450 BST.

The Fource is Strong With This One
Win with a team of Pokemon with 4x weaknesses.

In Practice
Win with a team of Pokemon having only 3 moves. Screenshot required.

Stack 'em Up
End a battle with Stealth Rock, 3 layers of Spikes, 2 layers of Toxic Spikes, and Sticky Web up on the opponent's field.

I am the E.G.G.M.A.N.
Get 2 KOs with Blissey. These KOs must be from direct damage, not status or hazard damage.

Normally, I Would Be Dead By Now
KO Blissey with a recoil move without fainting to the recoil. You must take recoil from the move itself (Rock Head does not count, and Life Orb alone doesn't qualify).

Gotta Go Fast!
Have a Pokemon reach over 768 Speed. Screenshot required.

Turn And Run
Win a battle by only using Volt Switch, U-Turn, and/or Parting Shot.

Hoist By His Own Petard
Get 3 KOs with Foul Play.

Showstopper
Force a Pokemon to use Struggle by using Disable.

Not the Real Me
Use a team of only alternate forms of Pokemon. For example: Megas, Gastrodon-East, Cherrim-Sunshine, Thundurus-Therian, Rotom-Frost, Alolan Ninetales. If a Pokemon doesn't begin the battle in their alternate form, they must enter it at some point in the match.

Pacifist
Win a battle by only dealing residual damage and entry hazards damage.

Ultimate Little Cup Champ
Win a battle with only Pokemon that are legal in Little Cup 6-0. No forfeits.

l33t
Obtain an ELO of exactly 1337 on an alt. Screenshot required.

Great Wall of China
Win a battle lasting at least 100 turns in a 6-0.

Road to the Top
Earn a ranking in the top 10 of the ladder.

Heavyweight
Use only Pokemon that weigh at least 200kg. For Mega Pokemon, count their pre-Mega weight.

Lightweight
Use only Pokemon that weigh less than 25KG. For Mega Pokemon, count their pre-Mega weight.

Get Ninja'd
KO a Pokemon with Final Gambit from Shedinja.

No Attacks?
KO an opposing Pokemon with a Z-move attack from Pyukumuku.

Spin to Win
Win a game by KOing an opposing Pokemon with Rapid Spin.

Magic to Me
Use Magic Room to set up with a Choice-locked Pokemon, then sweep.

The Killintime Special
Win a game using Acupressure Drapion as your only Pokemon.

The Plague
Inflict all 5 status conditions (including freeze).

Blitzkrieg
Win in 10 turns or less against a full team. No forfeits.

No Breaks Needed
Win a battle lasting at least 250 turns. For this achievement, opponent forfeits count as wins for any number of Pokemon remaining. (Clearly not a free win if they had the tenacity to stick around for 250 turns too!)

Steady Beat
Win using only the move Metronome.

A-
Earn a GXE of at least 90.

2.B.A. Master
Reach #1 on the ladder.

Mt. Silver
Win 35 battles in a row on an alt. Screenshot must show 0 losses. You are allowed to reset your wins and losses.
 
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LINK TO THE CURRENT STANDINGS SPREADSHEET

STANDINGS

CURRENT LEADER : bla bla fat
1ST RUNNER UP : Perishing Song
2ND RUNNER UP : Hayburner

Further standings will be updated every couple days.


HALL OF FAME

Much akin to defeating the Elite Four, this section is reserved for those who complete every single challenge up to that point in time. If anybody reaches this point, they will be immortalized in text for so long as this project is run.

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Hey, you! Do you have any good ideas for a challenge to make everybody's lives harder through this? Well, fill out this convenient little form and send it to me in a private message, and I'll look over it and see if it's a good fit and where it'll be slotted.

Code:
Challenge Name:
Challenge Description:
 
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#15
This challenge seems really wonderful.

http://replay.pokemonshowdown.com/gen7uu-637529424

Beginner : Monochromatic
Beginner : Underrated ( Cloyster, Mega abomasnow and avalugg )

http://replay.pokemonshowdown.com/gen7uu-637541602

Silver : Greed is good ( Def and Spdef stats )
Silver : Heathen
Silver : One Man Army
Platinum : The Killintime Special

http://replay.pokemonshowdown.com/gen7uu-637585472

Beginner : Choice Banned : https://prnt.sc/gqho0h
Beginner : The Struggle (Blissey in the last turn)
Silver Tier : Super Underrated
Ultimate Tier : Steady Beat
 
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Leaderboard has been updated in full. Current leaders are Perishing Song, followed by Darksafado, then Amane Misa.

Stay tuned for further updates - prize scores may shift somewhat in the near future.
 
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Killintime special: litterally the first game I played http://replay.pokemonshowdown.com/gen7uu-637603212

Platinum: Killin time special

Silver: One Man Army, Heathen

http://replay.pokemonshowdown.com/gen7uu-637614897

Beginner tier: Whats His Last, Monochromatic

Silver Tier: Greed is Good

http://replay.pokemonshowdown.com/gen7uu-637620706

Silver Tier: Let the storm rage on
  • You must win the battle to pass the challenge.
  • Forfeits will only be counted if the opponent has 2 or fewer Pokemon remaining. Forfeits are not counted for achievements which specify No Forfeits unless the opponent has only 1 Pokemon remaining.
 
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Minor Announcement -
Due to some concerns over how fast people are actually knocking these out, I'm gonna bump up the point values by about 50 each. That means it'll be 150 points for a Gif Avatar, and 200 for a title.
Next time I see CSB, we'll talk about it and see where people are at and go from there.