(Old) Scavengers Ladder (June 2018 - May 2020)

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Andy Snype

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Generation 4 Official on Feb 8 at 12:30 PM EST (GMT -5)
QCs: LittEleven & c.kilgannon

1st place: God of Hypermeth [01:32].
2nd place: smii ♬♪♪ [01:41].
3rd place: zacians [02:07].
4th place: The Frozen One [03:18].
5th place: 111ace111 [03:41].
Consolation Prize: p^_^okemonvortex. [03:43], MikeTheEntei [04:12], Computerwizard8800 [04:29], aegii [05:05], gallant's pear [05:05], DCSyntro [05:36], Mudkiper101 [07:52]



1) This is the first Gen IV Pokemon revealed to the public. [Munchlax]
2) Of all the Pokemon introduced in Gen IV, these have the lowest total Performance stats (alphabetical order). [Combee Spiritomb]
3) Some Pokemon found using Honey in Sinnoh can only be found at specific headbutt trees in HeartGold & SoulSilver. Where are these trees located? Answer in alphabetical order. [National Park Route 38 / Johto Route 38 National Park]
 
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Andy Snype

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Pokemon Anime Official on Feb 12 at 5:00 PM EST (GMT -5)
QCs: BulbaBuddy & c.kilgannon

The official scavenger hunt was ended automatically.
1st place: God of Hypermeth [05:57].
2nd place: 111ace111 [07:46].
3rd place: Mega Eevee X [08:10].
4th place: Devoxys [10:50].
5th place: MikeTheEntei [12:12].
Consolation Prize: computerwizard8800 [17:49], Spook Demon [33:31], p^_^okemonvortex. [39:15], Mudkiper101 [43:50]


1) In the Advanced Generation series, name all the then-not-fully-evolved Pokemon that Ash fought against in Full Battles in alphabetical order. [Growlithe Meowth Metang]
2) Name all Pokemon evolutions that happened during Full Battles in chronological order. Answer with the Pokemon they evolved from (if a Bulbasaur evolves to Ivysaur, your answer should have Bulbasaur) [Chimchar Riolu Torracat]
3) Name all the Z-Moves that Ash uses in his Full Battles in alphabetical order. [10,000,000 Volt Thunderbolt Inferno Overdrive]
 
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Andy Snype

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Generation I Official on Feb 24 at 7:00 PM EST (GMT -5)
QCs: BulbaBuddy & Elgino10

1st place: 111ace111 [04:58].
2nd place: p^_^okemonvortex. [05:38].
3rd place: God of Hypermeth [05:52].
4th place: turtalkatthing [06:20].
5th place: c.kilgannon [11:45].
Consolation Prize: crepuscular goomy [13:00], computerwizard8800 [21:46], ip04 [24:57], Soft Flex [27:22], fish ☆ rights [34:39], Zipzapadam [43:31], pv2023 [01:09:08]


1) In alphabetical order, name the Pokemon that vary among Blue's champion team in Yellow that depend on what he evolves his Eevee into. Do not include any eeveelutions in your answer. [Cloyster Magneton Ninetales]
2) Name the Pokemon that in Red & Blue, can be caught at Cerulean Cave that could only otherwise be acquired through the use of an evolutionary stone. [Wigglytuff]
3) A Gym Leader has a team they use in a Gym Battle where all Pokemon share the same move that is super-effective versus that Leader's specialized type. In alphabetical order, name the Pokemon on that team and the move they share. [Psychic Venomoth Venonat]
 
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Feb 7th 9:00 PM EST (GMT -5)
QC'd by LittEleven and BulbaBuddy!

1st place: smii [37:30]
2nd place: p^_^okemonvortex [43:59]
3rd place: MikeTheEntei [01:11:16]
4th place: crepuscular goomy [01:23:20]
5th place: 111ace111 [01:35:02]
Consolation Prize: 3.14dgeot-Mega [01:39:36], Christmas [01:45:49], turtalkatthing [02:36:11]


Q1: What's the name of this location? (https://i.imgur.com/McrCwDp.png) | Flyaway Forest
Q2: This is a world map in Pokemon Mystery Dungeon: Red&Blue Rescue Team. (https://i.imgur.com/pc0UpHO.png) Which dungeon is located at the circled location? | Marvelous Sea
Q3: What's the missing word in this Adventure Hint? (https://i.imgur.com/u4XwJmI.png) | Defused
Q4: According to Bulbapedia, what is written on the stone tablet (https://i.imgur.com/mefFQAi.png) shown in an animated adaptation of Pokemon Mystery Dungeon? | KISUGAPEIJKCKCNINEMURUPOSEIDON
Q5: Upon using this item (https://i.imgur.com/eYnQTrL.png), the user will suddenly think about their friend and obtain a status more commonly caused by which move? | Endure
Q6: What is the name of this tile? (https://i.imgur.com/NH2vYxd.png) | Training Switch
Q7: Depicted here is a category of items in Pokemon Mystery Dungeon (https://i.imgur.com/aaLV5bz.png). Which item belongs to that category and has a unique sprite? (Don't include the category of item in your answer) | Awakening
Q8: This is a world map in Pokemon Mystery Dungeon: Red&Blue Rescue Team. (https://i.imgur.com/F7bxM0X.png) Which dungeon is located at the circled location? | Wondrous Sea
Q9: When you first reach this location (https://i.imgur.com/38jdDM8.png), which Pokemon brings you back down the mountain? (Format the same way PS! Does) | Shaymin-Sky
Q10: Guide Shaymin-Sky to the staircase by visiting every non-trap cell exactly once, you may only travel up, down, left, or right. After you've identified the path, write the letters of the 9 answers (ignoring spaces and symbols) in order on the path, one letter per tile. The first 2 tiles and a middle tile have been given to you. (https://i.imgur.com/IzXIVAF.png) What can you say about completing this hunt? | A Mystery Done Genuinely

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Hosted an Other Side Games official on February 9th, 5:00 P.M. EST (10:00 P.M. GMT)

Thanks to 111ace111 and dangerdogs for QC'ing.

Winner: Devoxys
2nd place: God of Hypermeth
3rd place: turtalkatthing
4th place: crepuscular goomy
5th place: Mudkiper101
Consolation Prize: bulbasaurbuddy!

There are only two characters in the Panel de Pon game in the Nintendo Puzzle Collection who first debuted in an earlier game not on the Super Famicom. Said earlier game was released under this name.|Pokemon Puzzle Challenge
These are the coordinates of the top left corner of the Word Finder button in Pokémon Team Turbo. (Format x-coordinate then y-coordinate in pixels, e.g. (0,0) or 00)|(270,350)
The Mii shown in the following picture is modeled after this Pokémon: https://i.imgur.com/0CHmEN1.jpg|Rotom
 
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Gen 6 Official at Feb 13th, 12.30 P.M. EST
Thanks to BulbaBuddy and LittEleven for qc

1st place: Andrew [01:29].
2nd place: God of Hypermeth [02:21].
3rd place: zacians [02:40].
4th place: 111ace111 [03:28].
5th place: scoobydoobydrew [07:38].
Consolation Prize: MikeTheEntei [10:13], turtalkatthing [10:26], gallant's pear [10:40], Elgino ♫ [12:14], computerwizard8800 [31:41]

Solution:
1) This character offers the player the choice of pushing one of two buttons during the main story, though the button selected has no effect on the plot. [Xerosic]
2) A certain NPC can mega evolve one of their Pokemon, despite the fact they cannot be battled at any point. This is the nickname of the Pokemon they mega evolve. [Ali]
3) Certain NPCs that appear outside certain Pokemon Centers describe this XY exclusive location as a sewer due to a mistranslation from the Japanese version. [Azure Bay]
 
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LittEleven

A wanderer above the sea of fog
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Gen IV fish, Feb 9th, 2 AM G.M.T.
Thanks to Devoxys and smii for QCing!


Results:

The official scavenger hunt was ended automatically.
1st place: 3.14dgeot-Mega [02:16].
2nd place: crepuscular goomy [04:09].
3rd place: DCSyntro [10:21].
4th place: turtalkatthing [12:10].
5th place: 111ace111 [12:40].
Consolation Prize: miketheentei [13:37], zacians [15:39], God of Hypermeth [16:09], fear火fire火22 [22:56], Mudkiper101 [25:04], MisterFrostee [33:58], Computerwizard8800 [34:56]


1) This NPC in D/P/Pt hands out prizes on different days of the week for telling them a word to fit their story. [Julia]
2) Platinum reworked the learnsets of certain Pokemon to learn certain new moves by level up. These moves are tied for being added to the most number of distinct species of Pokemon. (alphabetical) [Bug Bite Feint]
3) This Sinnoh location has varying encounter rates for its Pokemon which depend on the number of different formes of another Pokemon the Player has caught. [Maniac Tunnel]

Hopefully you had a great time solving this ^^ cya next time!
 
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Reserving a Pokémon Conquest official for Tuesday, February 11th, 2020 at 8:30 PM EST (1:30 AM GMT).

QC'd by LittEleven and Gallant Spear.

1st place: 111ace111 [03:12].
2nd place: Illusio [04:12].
3rd place: MikeTheEntei [06:39].
4th place: p^_^okemonvortex. [07:07].
5th place: Computerwizard8800 [07:08].
Consolation Prize: Meicoo [07:42], turtalkatthing [09:36]

Solution:
1) Of the main commanding warlords (i.e. the commanding warlord of a kingdom in The Legend of Ransei story), only one of those that command a kingdom that is part of the Not Worth Fighting For… stories that does not appear on the back cover of the box of the US version of Pokémon Conquest. Which NFE Pokémon does this warlord have a Perfect Link with? [Monferno]
2) Certain equipment can only be used by a specific Warrior in Pokémon Conqest. These may trigger appearances by certain Pokémon. Which of these Pokémon has the lowest BST? [Registeel]
3) This Pokémon has the most Range out of all the Pokémon with the Explode ability. [Drifloon]

Conquestgradulations to all finishers! Thanks to LittEleven and Gallant Spear for QCing.

Shuffle time
 
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GoodMorningEspeon

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is a Battle Simulator Staff Alumnus
08/19/18 8:00 PM EST (GMT-5)
Theme: Merchandise

First place:
pokemonvortex [07:05]
Second place: 111ace111 [07:37]
Third place: Devoxys [07:48]
Fourth place: Computerwizard8800 [08:35]
Fifth place: turtalkatthing [15:12]
Consolation prize to: bulbasaurbuddy! [20:28]

1) Of all Pokemon that have been released as Bandai Friend plush toys, this one has the highest base stat total (excluding legendary and mythical Pokemon) (in the event of a tie, list them in alphabetical order). [Blissey Snorlax]
2) A French translation of this guide book corrects an error made in the English translation by referring to the S.S. Anne as the “S.S. Banana” in a true or false question. [Extreme Pokemon The Guide for the Ultimate Fan; Extreme Pokmon The Guide for the Ultimate Fan]
3) If you intended on returning your Pokemon Cyclone 2 handheld device to the manufacturer during its warranty period, you would have to mark the package with this city and American state (format your answer with the city followed by the state). [Vernon Hills Illinois]


i haven't made an official since august 2018? that's crazy
thanks to cool people LittEleven and c.kilgannon for QCing -- and Andy Snype for hosting!
and as always, merry christmas :)
 
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pants

*dies inconveniently*
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Hosted an Anime official on February 12th at 2PM EST
QCs by Gallant Spear and super_mii2

The official scavenger hunt was ended automatically.
1st place: God of Hypermeth [05:28].
2nd place: Litt♥Eleven [07:28].
3rd place: 111ace111 [08:57].
4th place: 3.14dgeot-Mega [09:20].
5th place: computerwizard8800 [15:03].
Consolation Prize: AndrewThePenguin [23:21], MikeTheEntei [29:27], Mudkiper101 [35:05], c.kilgannon [36:34]

1) In the anime, multiple Pokemon have illegally used this move, and all of them were legendary/mythical Pokemon.
2) One of Ash's rivals was randomly selected from a crowd to battle against a gym leader in a fashion show. What Pokemon does the person who selected him use in the games?
3) A certain Pokemon had its main series debut postponed after the episodes it was supposed to debut in were cancelled due to multiple real world natural disasters. When the Pokemon eventually did debut, it appeared under the ownership of this trainer.
1) teleport
2) aromatisse
3) stephan
 
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pants

*dies inconveniently*
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Hosted a Mobile Games official on February 15th at 12PM EST
QCs by BulbaBuddy and Meicoo

1st place: smii ♬♪♪ [03:21].
2nd place: Soft Flex [06:21].
3rd place: turtalkatthing [06:58].
4th place: MikeTheEntei [07:46].
5th place: Pisxel~! [07:57].
Consolation Prize: sloshed [07:59], Litt♥Eleven [08:45], aegii [09:37], Computerwizard8800 [14:40], negsan [25:29], Emboar02 [34:31], God of Hypermeth [39:39]

1) In Magikarp Jump, groups of this Pokemon can be seen in the background of the pond.
2) It costs 210 diamonds to unlock this Magikarp Jump event.
3) These Friendship Items in Magikarp Jump can be held in the wild by LC bug type Pokemon in Gen 8. What skill do these Pokemon both have in Pokemon Shuffle? (Answer with the items in alphabetical order first, then the skill)
1) Wishiwashi
2)You're no Magikarp
3) Mystic Water Soft Sand Barrier Bash
 
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Reserving a Pokémon Shuffle themed Mobile Games official for Tuesday, February 15th, 2020 at 8:00 PM EST (1:00 AM GMT).

QC'd by LittEleven and Gallant Spear.

The official scavenger hunt was ended automatically.
1st place: crepuscular goomy [01:22].
2nd place: Emboar02 [06:08].
3rd place: turtalkatthing [07:48].
4th place: Almm41 [08:07].
5th place: God of Hypermeth [09:53].
Consolation Prize: miketheentei [11:29]


Solution:

1) Pokémon Shuffle (Mobile) Hunt! Today (Feb. 15) is the last day of the annual event where this Pokémon can be obtained (full name including form, like Pokémon (Form)). [PikachuEnamored]
2) This is the only Pokémon with Typeless Combo that is found in an Escalation Battle (full name including form, like Pokémon (Form)) [Zygarde50]
3) With a specific board set up, the Mega Powers of either of these two Pokémon will cause an infinite combo. (List in alphabetical order). [SharpedoSlowbro]

Grats to all finishers! Thank you to LittEleven and Gallant Spear for QCing!
 
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Gen 7 Official on February 16, 12:30 AM EST

QC by Pants and BulbaBuddy
1st place: Litt♥Eleven [15:43].
2nd place: Computerwizard8800 [25:54].
3rd place: Devoxys [26:34].
4th place: hot soppressata [27:11].
5th place: turtalkatthing [27:36].
Consolation Prize: theGreatGatsly [28:53], The Frozen One [30:51], God of Hypermeth [33:26], LJB14 [54:10], Rb220>.< [01:05:39]

Solution:
1) This is the name of the new pose introduced in Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon when throwing Poke Balls in battle. [Nihilist Style / Nihilist]
2) A set of 9 trainers must be defeated before a certain Z-Crystal is obtained. Of the trainers, this one had a nickname which contains a Water-type move. Give this nickname. [Wild Whirlpool of Alola / The Wild Whirlpool of Alola]
3) A certain NPC's nickname (that appears in text on all four islands) in Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon is also an acceptable nickname that the player can be referred to by their rivals in Pokemon X and Y. Give the NPC's name, then their nickname. [Grimsley, Big G]
 
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location themed official hunt on February 22nd at 3:22 pm utc aka 20200222 2222 Official!!!
1st place: God of Hypermeth [00:58].
2nd place: turtalkatthing [01:29].
3rd place: Litt♥Eleven [02:22].
4th place: crepuscular goomy [03:01].
5th place: The Frozen One [03:56].
Consolation Prize: smii [04:22], 111ace111 [05:44]

1) This anime location holds the annual Hero of the Year. [rota]
2) In generation 3, the owner of this building is fabulous, smart, coveted, genius, and huggable. [trick house]
3) In a certain main games, this location is unmarked on the map but can be discovered by chasing the owner's pokemon after the player become the champion and the player can battle the owner inside. [n's castle]

Thanks to Pants and Elgino10 for qc

May the Pyuks be with you
 
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pants

*dies inconveniently*
is a Battle Simulator Moderator Alumnus
Hosted a Move-themed official on February 14th at 3PM EST.

QCs by c.kilgannon and Andy Snype

1st place: 111ace111 [03:00].
2nd place: God of Hypermeth [05:35].
3rd place: computerwizard8800 [14:47].
4th place: PartMan [14:55].
5th place: MikeTheEntei [15:01].
Consolation Prize: turtalkatthing [16:23], Mudkiper101 [16:58], smii ♬♪♪ [17:54]

1) These moves were snatchable in past gens, but no longer are (alphabetic order).
2) These signature/unique moves changed their Contest Category to the category with the least representation in Gen VI (alphabetical order).
3) This move has gone through the most individual changes to its base properties, such as effect, across all of the generations.
1)Acupressure, Psych Up
2) Barrage, Chatter
3) Razor Wind
 
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Hosted a TCG/TFG official on February 17th, 5:00 P.M. EST (10:00 P.M. GMT).

Thanks to Devoxys and super_mii2 for QC'ing.

Winner: 111ace111
2nd place: Emboar02
3rd place: God of Hypermeth
4th place: turtalkatthing

This figure in the Pokémon Trading Figure Game cannot deal damage and has no miss chance.|Judge
Four Supporter cards in the Pokémon Trading Card Game from this (English) set had a different rarity than in their original Japanese set.|EX Team Magma vs Team Aqua
The two exclusive promotional Pokémon cards that came with this box feature traditional Japanese handheld objects themed after Bounsweet and Poliwhirl (separately). (Format é as e; include "box")|Pokemon Center Tokyo DX Special Box
 
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Pokemon Colosseum and XD Gale of Darkness hunt was hosted at 8:30 PM EST on 2/20
QCs by LittEleven and Andy Snype


1st place: 111ace111 [04:18].
2nd place: Mega Eevee X [04:23].
3rd place: MikeTheEntei [09:52].
4th place: MisterFrostee [15:15].
5th place: sloshed [15:27].
Consolation Prize: Dudelup [16:27], pv2023 [27:39], crepuscular goomy [32:08], turtalkatthing [35:30]


1) These two Pokemon battle in the first battle the player can control in Pokemon XD Gale of Darkness. (Alphabetical Order) [Metagross, Salamence]
2) In Pokemon Colosseum, a certain Pokemon can be received as gift during the main story. That Pokemon can also be received in a trade in a main series game. This is the English Name of the trainer that will trade that Pokemon. [Roman]
3) In Pokemon XD Gale of Darkness, a certain shadow Pokemon can only be obtained after snagging every other shadow Pokemon. After purifying that pokemon, it obtains a move that it can only obtain via Pokemon XD. These other Pokemon have that move in their post purification moveset. (Alphabetical Order) [Altaria,Articuno,Lapras,Mareep,Poochyena]
 
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reserving an items fish for 12:00 pm CST
QCed by Pants And(rew)

1st place: Litt♥Eleven [01:12].
2nd place: hot soppressata [05:09].
3rd place: God of Hypermeth [06:25].
4th place: turtalkatthing [21:39].
5th place: crepuscular goomy [27:13].
Consolation Prize: AndrewThePenguin [28:14], smii [38:06], Computerwizard8800 [44:09]


1) If Joy times 2 equals Excite, what does Joy times 3 equal? [Vivid]
2) These words tie for highest amount of letters for an Unown report for a single letter (alphabetically) [Increase, Reassure]
3) This non gen 1 badge is unobtainable, even through cheating, but can be found in the code of a Pokemon game (include “badge”) [Participation badge]
 
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Reserving a Pokemon Adventures Odyssey for February 19 at 5 PM CST (GMT-6).
big thanks to the qc's of litt smii!!

The official scavenger hunt was ended automatically.
1st place: 3.14dgeot-Mega [22:11].
2nd place: 111ace111 [42:24].
3rd place: turtalkatthing [45:22].
4th place: rb220 [59:12].
5th place: MikeTheEntei [01:18:15].
Consolation Prize: AndrewThePenguin [01:26:25], God of Hypermeth [01:50:06], Computerwizard8800 [01:51:49]

1) All questions are in the context of Pokemon Adventures. This Pokemon disrupted the time flow on an island where Juan, Tate, and Liza were. [Celebi]
2) A Pokemon belonging to this character has three different variations exclusive to Adventures. [Agatha]
3) This Pokemon and the gym leader it belongs to choose a movie for Whitley to act in at Pokestar Studios. [Alakazam]
4) Every 10 years, a person is said to be born with powers of this location, which gives the person the power to heal Pokemon and sense their emotions. [Viridian Forest]
5) This LC Pokemon has a robot based off of it that is used in a region different from its debut. [Fletchling]
6) The character that originally found the Rotom inhabiting Moon's Pokedex is only known to have this Pokemon. [Dunsparce]
7) This piece of equipment used by a character that participated in the Unova Pokemon League is a piece of cloth with an eye hole. [Invisible Cloth / The Invisible Cloth]
8) This character went undercover in both Team Aqua and Team Magma. [Zinnia]
9) A Pokemon actress with this nickname left its Pokedex holder to join a villainous team member. [Gigi]
10) This Adventures exclusive item exists to be given to a group of Legendary Pokemon. [Mirage Berry]
11) Colress gave 100 of these items to another character. [Beast Ball]
12) Lt. Surge can travel through the air by riding an energy field produced by four of these Pokemon. [Magneton]
13) This Pokemon Adventure round is pronounced the same as a song nominated for Best Original Song at the Academy Awards in 2015-2019. [Into the Unown]
14) Meta puzzle! Using the Pokemon that have their names contained in answers in this hunt, solve the following puzzle to find a Pokemon. Name the Pokemon, and their trainer (excluding Pokedex holders). Lostelle 4, Pryce 3, Sird 1, Y 10, Jasmine 1, Blue 5 [Slugma, Blaise]

The Pokemon that appear in answers are Celebi, Alakazam, Fletchling, Dunsparce, Magneton, and Unown. Each of those Pokemon were once used by a character mentioned in the hint, and the number tells which letter of the Pokemon to take. Lostelle 4 (dunSparce), Pryce 3 (ceLebi), Sird 1 (Unown), Y 10, (fletchlinG), Jasmine 1 (Magneton), Blue 5 (alakAzam) which spells SLUGMA. Excluding Crystal, Blaise is the only named trainer to use a Slugma in Adventures.
I hope that everybody who participated had fun!
 
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Reserving a Gen 2 Official for 7:30 pm CST
QCed by Gallant’s pear and Andrew

1st place: Meicoo [02:40].
2nd place: turtalkatthing [03:05].
3rd place: AndrewThePenguin [03:59].
4th place: Devoxys [04:01].
5th place: rb220 [04:40].
Consolation Prize: zacians [05:39], Prof. Sapling [09:27], crepuscular goomy [12:38], computerwizard8800 [13:07]


1) In Gold and silver, which version these 2 LC Pokemon are exclusive to is different in the American release, compared to the Japanese release (alphabetical order) [Phanpy Teddiursa]
2) In gen 2, this fully evolved gen 2 Pokemon appears at night and exactly one other time [Quagsire]
3) In gen 2, there was a Pokeball that was supposed to have a boosted catch rate with more than 20 Pokemon, but instead only gets the bonus on these Pokemon (alphabetical order) [Grimer Magnemite Tangela]
 
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Meicoo

cool quiz
is a Battle Simulator Staff Alumnus
Hosted a Gen 2 Official at 10 PM EST on Friday, February 21st!
Winner:
computerwizard8800
2nd: 111ace111
3rd: Alex
4th: turtalkatthing
5th: 3.14dgeot-Mega
6th: LittEleven
Consolation prize: crepuscular goomy
(1) Unown, (2) Ariados Crobat, (3) Buena HELP
1) This Gen 2 Pokemon has had multiple forms introduced after Gen 2. It is not related to any Pokemon from another Gen.
2) These Generation 2 Pokemon are used by both a Gym Leader and an Elite 4 member in the Gen 2 games. List the Pokemon alphabetically.
3) While facing Team Rocket in Generation 2, a certain character who is not a member of Team Rocket will give you a password (that you cannot use) in Pokemon Crystal only. Name the character, followed by the password.
Thanks to Pants and Devoxys for QCing!
 
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Hosted a Mechanics Odyssey by myself and zacians at 6PM EST on February 23rd

1st place: deftinwolf
2nd place: 3.14dgeot-Mega
3rd place: p^_^okemonvortex.
4th place: drosophile
5th place: 111ace111
6th place: AndrewThePenguin

7th place: killerASCII
8th place:
Dawn of Ares
9th place: fear火fire火22



1) Welcome to the Mechanics Odyssey by zacians and Tapler. Be sure to answer in alphabetic order for all questions. Answer this question with “yes” to begin. Good luck, have fun, and don’t die! n.n [yes / yeet]
2) This Pokemon can fall out of trees in both Gen IV and Gen VIII. [cherubi]
3) These moves can only be learned by exactly one Pokemon in Gen VII. [chatter sketch]
4) This is the only move to have swapped damage categories twice. [bite]
5) In Gen I, using any of these moves against a substitute will negate their main downside, and will also cause the user’s sprite to disappear until they switch or use substitute themself. [explosion self-destruct]
6) Even if its typing is changed, Dugtrio can never be affected by this move outside of Baton Pass. [telekinesis]
7) Monotype Pokemon of these types cannot be hit super-effectively by Nature Power in any Generation. [fairy normal]
8) These abilities function differently depending on a Pokemon’s level. [pickup schooling]
9) This status move can force an opposing Pokemon to switch out, even if they have used Ingrain or have a substitute active, as long as they have a certain ability. [parting shot]
10) This unique status move will always cause an opposing Pokemon with a certain unique ability to faint. [lunar dance]
11) In Gen 2, a Pokemon knowing these two moves can theoretically stay asleep indefinitely, without factoring in PP. [rest sleep talk]
12) In Gen II, these nonlegendary/nonmythical Pokemon required the most number of steps to hatch out of all Pokemon that didn’t have any evolutions or pre-evolutions. [lapras snorlax unown]
13) These dual-typed Gen II Pokemon only have one weakness after being hit by Trick-or-Treat. [girafarig igglybuff]
14) These uniquely typed Pokemon without 4x weaknesses belong to the only egg group that contains at least one Pokemon of every type. [kyurem marshadow terrakion volcanion]
15) While not a unique or signature typing, a certain typing introduced in Gen VI is only found within the Undiscovered egg group. What moves do both of the non-forme Pokemon with that typing learn that they are 4x weak to? [phantom force shadow ball]
16) Reaching the edge of the map while riding a Mega Pokemon causes the player to do this maneuver. [immelmann turn]
17) These fully-evolved Pokemon with signature typing can only be hit for 4x type effectiveness by a single move. [crabominable ludicolo sawsbuck]
18) These Pokemon with scary feet are not Bug, Dark, Psychic, Ghost, or Poison type. [gastrodon gyarados]
19) If this Pokemon uses one of its unique moves and it fails for a certain reason, a unique message is displayed in battle text. (Answer with the Pokemon, then the move). [hoopa hyperspace fury]
20) This item, when held by a wild Pokemon, has different effects based on whether or not the encounter is a Single Battle or a Horde/Double/SOS battle. [red card]
21) In Gen VIII, a certain move was changed so that its effect can be stored and occur on a later turn, rather than always occurring immediately. If that effect is stored, it can be used by a Pokemon that is already on the field if they use this move. [ally switch]
22) These Dream World minigames take the longest to play. [Open the treasure box sky race]
23) Lava Plume can activate these Pokemons’ unique abilities in single battles only if the user is not Camerupt-Mega. [drampa golisopod kecleon wimpod]
24) In a 1v1, a Pokemon with either of these abilities is able to damage itself for 75% of its health in a single turn by targeting itself with a certain status move. [libero protean]
25) Due to an interaction between certain moves and its unique ability, this Pokemon will take x16 damage from any move, provided that it was hit by one of those moves beforehand. [mimikyu]
26) This is the highest level ghost type Pokemon that can only be obtained in DPPt (excluding trading) if the game is being played in dual-slot mode (Answer with the Pokemon, followed by the highest level at which it can be obtained). [sableye 34]
27) Last Question! This pair of dual-typed, fully-evolved Pokemon with signature typing in the Galar Pokedex have the exact same set of weaknesses (considering a 2x weakness different from a 4x weakness), despite not sharing a type. [duraludon heliolisk]


QCs by Andrew and LittEleven
 
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Hosting an official at 12.30pm EST on the 27th of February. Will be a Pokemon Ranger fish.
Thanks to LittEleven and 111ace111 for qcs

The official scavenger hunt was ended automatically.
1st place: Grimm Nightmare [07:07].
2nd place: turtalkatthing [08:25].
3rd place: MikeTheEntei [12:15].
4th place: LordNwahs6 [15:33].
5th place: Computerwizard8800 [16:53].
Consolation Prize: Skaiian [17:01], The Frozen One [18:21], God of Hypermeth [39:39], p^_^okemonvortex. [50:11]

Solution:
1) Pokemon Ranger (1) Hunt! This Pokemon requires the secondmost number of loops to capture in the original Pokemon Ranger game. [Metagross]
2) Though this Pokemon can be encountered multiple times before the end of the game, it cannot be caught until the game is completed, and one of the requirements for catching it includes having previously caught Groudon, Kyogre and Rayquaza. [Snorlax]
3) This item is earned after catching every Pokemon in the Browser. [certificate of completion / completion emblem]
 
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Hosted a Glitches and Beta official on February 25th, 2:00 P.M. EST (7:00 P.M. GMT).

Thanks to LittEleven and Gallant Spear for QC'ing.

Winner: 111ace111
2nd place: smii
3rd place: God of Hypermeth
4th place: ableistmonkey

One of Gunnermaniac's speedruns led to the use of this trick being prohibited in subsequent runs of that category (for about two years) and the creation of a new category (which no longer exists), as it allowed him to achieve a world record time with a sizeable amount of time saved. (Omit the words "glitch" or "trick" in your answer)|Instant Text;Bike Shop Instant Text
In Generation I, the PP Up that can be sold for a non-zero amount of Pokédollars is stored at this hexadecimal identifier. (Format "0x[value]")|0x32
If its name was not terminated early, the glitch Pokémon in Red/Blue with hexadecimal identifier EC would share the same (constant) readable characters in its name as another glitch Pokémon. The latter glitch Pokémon has two copies of this move from start.|Blizzard
 
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