ROUND 2: DA BLING GENERATION This round will end at 11:59:59 PM (GMT -5) on 8/31. In December 2000, Japan released Pokémon Crystal, the companion entry to Pokémon Gold Version and Pokémon Silver Version. The second generation of Pokémon took the franchise's motto, "Gotta catch 'em all" to the next level, introducing one hundred new Pokémon (including many evolutions of old Pokémon) to the series. This week's challenge asks you to return to the series' roots. CHALLENGE Pokémon Crystal: Complete as many Pokédex entries (owned) as possible within the time limit (1 hour and 30 minutes) This challenge mixes the speed run genre with the challenge that drew so many of us to the Pokémon franchise. In order to be successful in this challenge, you must weigh your options carefully. Do you choose to progress the story, opening yourself up to additional opportunities to find Pokémon? Do you attempt to catch every single Pokémon on a route? Do you search for rare Pokémon like Dunsparce, or try to catch as many common Pokémon as possible? Do you start during the day or during the night? RULES A list of general rules can be found here. Do not abuse save states/resets. This should be a continuous run of the game. Do not abuse any challenge-breaking glitches such as the box glitch. Do not trade with another game cartridge. In-game trades are allowed. You may not exceed the time limit of 1 hour and 30 minutes. Submissions with a time above this limit will not be accepted. SUBMISSIONS Start a conversation with @Stellar titled "Round 1 Submission" INCLUDE THE TIME AND DAY YOU CHOSE AT THE BEGINNING OF THE GAME. Your Pokédex count and game time should be clearly visible in the screenshot or photo. You may not exceed the 1 hour 30 minute time limit. You may only submit one screenshot or photo. Select your best time. You should not post your results publicly. CONTESTANTS (TOP 24) & LEADERBOARD Contestants (Move your mouse to reveal the content) Contestants (open) Contestants (close) Alterevolution amnz ✓ atsync ✓ billymills ✓ breh ✓ DHR-107 ✓ elcheeso ✓ Eo Ut Mortus ✓ extra. ✓ Focus ✓ Jimera0 LegendaryElitist ✓ Level 51 ✓ lucariojr ✓ makiri ✓ Manitary ✓ Mekkah ✓ Nexus ✓ Roadagain ✓ sb879 ✓ Shiny Dratini ✓ totodile Wyverii ✓ zdrup15 ✓ elcheeso - 35 Wyverii - 32 zdrup15 - 32 atsync - 31 DHR-107 - 31 sb879 - 30 Nexus - 29 Mekkah - 29 Eo Ut Mortus - 29 Roadagain - 28 makiri - 28 Focus - 26 Level 51 - 26 extra. - 26 billymills - 25 LegendaryElitist - 24 Manitary - 24 lucariojr - 24 CUTOFF FOR ROUND 3 amnz - 22 breh - 17 Shiny Dratini - 12 Alterevolution - N/A Jimera0 - N/A totodile - N/A The top 18 contestants from this round will move on to Round 3. Sign-ups are no longer open.