A distant memory
Shibuya has nothing on our kinds of scramble!
For your convenience, here are the old Scramble Threads. Have fun reading the many pages these old threads curtail.
The Scramble Challenge MkI
So, You guys might be confused. What exactly is a Scramble Challenge? It is a challenge you effectively have no control of, that is right, other users of this thread will decide the fate of your challenge, though of course, it must definitely be possible, I mean, who in their right mind would try to solo Lance with a Magikarp? If you have got the guts, fine, just post your suffering. We enjoy that.
Moving on, here are the "Unbreakable, MUST Be Followed Rules!"
Rule #1: A scrambler under no circumstance can have more than one of the same Pokemon in a Scramble...Unless your doing an all (Pokemon) run, but...
Rule #2: Under no circumstance can you give out no-evolution...Magikarp, Caterpie, Metapod, Weedle, Kakuna, Unown, Wurmple, Cascoon, Silcoon, Feebas, Kricketot, Burmy, Combee, and Tynamo.
Rule #3: Unless the user who wants a challenge wants one, do not give out a Legendary Pokemon, we do no want to hear about how you soloed the E4 with a Palkia.
Rule #4: When you post to say that you want a Challenge, you must specify...
- The Version of your game
- Whether you can trade or not
- Difficulty (Optional, otherwise, we assume hard)
- Anything else (Like your rules, what you do/don't want to see, etc.)
Rule #6: You can only reject a challenge you were given ONLY IF it breaks your rules, or if it "Does not fit your difficulty", or if it is one of those downright stupid challenges that nobody would even consider doing, but yeah. If you get a challenge you want to reject but you didn't say no to, too bad. You have to put up with it.
Rule #7: Just have fun. Remember, Scrambles are not Nuzlockes.
E.g. How do you post a Challenge?
User A: Hi, I am looking for a Challenge for Sapphire, no trading, make it brutally difficult.
E.g. How do you Issue a Pokemon?
User B: User A, take a Zubat, name it Flapper. It must hold a Cheri Berry to fight. If it loses it mid-battle, it must switch out. It can evolve into Golbat whenever, but to evolve again, it must solo 2 of Wattson's Pokemon on the first try. Fail this and it must solo the first Pokemon from each of the remaining Gym Leaders.
Scramble Races (Do people even do these any more?)
(Copied from Mark I)
Apparently, the competitive nature of Smogon has driven some to Races. There are some special rules for races.
The normal rules 1, 2, 3, 6, and 7 are fully intact.
Rule 4 is intact, because both of you are playing the same game.
Rule 5 is now this: Your opponent is now the one who decides what you use. Both players are expected to try to give their opponent hard, but fair challenges.
Rule 6 is in no way intact. Use whatever techniques you can to stop your opponent, as long as it does not break the rules.
A new rule: If one of you has access to speed up via emulator, the other must as well. Plain and simple.
If anyone wants some tips on designing a good Scramblemon, you apparently need to read this.
Also because I can, here are some examples of some hard challenges from the old thread.
TalkingLion said:All right auramaster, you asked for it...
You get I hate you the Caterpie. This Caterpie knows that it is pretty much useless, so it can only fight Pokemon that are a lower level than itself. It is afraid of being slow, so it must always use String Shot whenever a new Pokemon is sent out. It also hates you, and refuses to evolve until it solos the PokeNerd at the end of Mount Moon (The guy with the fossils). Now it is a Metapod, which it will be for most of the game. However, it also hates all of your other Pokemon, so it refuses to switch out of battle. After it solos Misty, it hates you so much, that it refuses to battle until you arrive in Lavender Town. Here it learns about Team Rocket and their evil plans, and starts to hate them more than it hates you. So it must solo all of the Rocket Grunts in Celadon City. After this, it decides to stop using String Shot. It soon realizes that there is a huge amount of Rockets in Saffron City, but it's teammates hate it so much that they don't let him take part in any of the battles at Silph Co. Enraged, it decides to prove it's strength by soloing the entire Saffron Gym (You can go to the PokeCenter in between battles). Now it doesn't care about being a higher level than it's opponent, so that restriction is lifted as well. When you are about to challenge the Viridian Gym Leader, Metapod quickly recognizes him as the leader of Team Rocket, and wants to finish them once and for all. Therefore, it must solo Giovanni. Now it can evolve. Congratulations, you now have a Butterfree. Now, since it evolved this late, it did not learn most of the moves that it should have learned. So, teach it Giga Drain and Psychic, and use only those 2 moves to solo 2 of rival's Pokemon before Victory Road. Finally, it must solo 5 Pokemon from the Elite 4.
Also, If you're still confused, here's some FAQ.bwburke94 said:@BrazilianGuy:
For your really difficult Gen III ghost, you get NO WEAK the Sableye.
Must learn Astonish, Detect, Knock Off, and Rock Smash ASAP and never forget them.
No TMs or HMs other than Rock Smash.
Must solo Maylene with only Knock Off, and must solo Byron without using Rock Smash.
It can never fight a Normal or Poison-type unless it is your last Pokémon, in which case it must use Detect until it faints and you lose.
Must hold a berry that protects against super-effective non-Fighting damage once you get one; since it has no weaknesses, it will not lose the berry.
Finally, if it faints during the battle against Cynthia, you must immediately soft-reset to your last save, which must be before Aaron. Sorry, but saving during the Elite Four kinda goes against the spirit of the game!
Keep in mind it learns Knock Off at level 29, so you might need to grind a bit if it's lacking on level. One revive is allowed during each of the gym solos, but only one.
- Yes you can use non Scramblemons, but you cannot use them in battle. The only time you can use them is when you do not have access to any yet...Or when doing a solo run (A One Pokemon Scramble) and you are forced into a double battle with two of your Pokemon. In other words, you are allowed to use HM Slaves.
- A Solo is defined as defeating a Pokemon/Trainer/Whatever with one Pokemon. If you switch in another Pokemon while attempting the solo, then it is not a solo. In special cases where the solo is extremely hard (e.g. Gligar soloing Candice), then you can send a healer in, as long as it is all they do; act as death fodder while healing up the soloer. They may not attack at all.
- If you do not specify a number for how many Scramblemons you want, then we will assume you want 6 Pokemon.
- Yes, if the challenge does not mention anything about evolving, then you can evolve your Scramblemon.
- The link to the social group is in this post. If you hear anything about SPL or Scramble Awards in the thread, then they are usually announcements.
- If a challenge is too hard for you, then ask the poster of the challenge to modify it so it is easier to do.
Still Confused? Just lurk around first, even look at the old thread, and you will eventually get the gist of it.
Other than that, that is about it. Have fun and Happy Scrambling!