Pokemon Playthrough Challenges

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  1. Sora de Eclaune
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    I'd like to make a list of challenges you can take while playing your Pokemon games (no spinoffs, however). If there's something not here that should be, just say something and include a link to the rules.

    LIST OF CHALLENGES
    Christian Playthrough
    Christian Playthrough (MY VERSION)
    Nuzlocke Challenge
    Monotype Challenge
    Scramble Challenge
    Moveset Challenge
    Solo Challenge
    Unevolving Challenge
    Low-Stat Challenge
    Mook Challenge
    Black-Ice Challenge
     
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    I always found just getting to the end of a pokemon game to be an immense challenge.
    The whole "i'm pretty sure i've done this twice a year for the past 10 years" feeling is pretty challenging to overcome.


    That Christian challenge is pretty humorous though.
     
  3. elgarta

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    The rules on the Nuzlocke Challenge remind me of the Ironman Challenge on World of warcraft, where you cannot use any stat increasing gear, not spend talent points at all, restart if your character dies and play alone so that you cannot get help from any other people what-so-ever.

    If I didn't always manage to get sucked into the whole 'catch 'em all' thing with Pokemon I'd be tempted to try this out at least once. Maybe I should put a duplicate rom on my card and try it for fun.
     
  4. Sora de Eclaune
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    Yeah. When I first heard of it, I was thinking it was going to have a different set of rules... Like, Christians think being a tranny is a sin, so you shouldn't be allowed to catch genderless Pokemon. Or every Pokemon you have must always hold an everstone (as soon as you're able to get as many as possible) and nothing else, as if an everstone was the equivalent of a rosary or cross necklace. Or you must catch every Pokemon you see that is available to catch, except genderless and evolved Pokemon. And you cannot link battle with any person not using the same version of the game as you. And you cannot transfer Pokemon from other games into yours.

    Or something. I was really getting off track there.

    Edit) To avoid getting off track, I've made up my own Christian playthrough for rule of funny.
     
  5. Zekrom_cool

    Zekrom_cool I respect faith, but doubt is what gets you an edu

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    These are some freaky rules.

    1. Any Pokemon that faints is considered dead and must be released.
    2. The player may only catch the first Pokemon encountered in each area, and none else. If the first Pokemon encountered faints or flees, there are no second chances.

    1. Especially these ones.
     
  6. Sora de Eclaune
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    Added new challenges I found on various sites. Hope they're okay.
     
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    Youngster Joey chalange
    Only use Rattata and Ratacates
     
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    That wouldn't be plausible in a game where you could only get Rattata and Raticates through trading. However, I shall try to come up with a challenge as close to that as possible.
     
  9. Black-Ice

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    Black-Ice Challenge
    Only use water and Ice type pokemon
    B-)
     
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  10. Sora de Eclaune
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    We could also call it the Misty Challenge. LOL

    This challenge is very similar to the Monotype challenge, by the way.
     
  11. Black-Ice

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    True, but because im awesome and Ice types are hard to come by.
    This should have its own name ^_^
     
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    Good lord, the Mook Challenge is so stupid it makes my brain cry.
     
  13. Sora de Eclaune
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    Sora de Eclaune Baby squirrel, you's a sexy motherfucker.

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    That's what I think about the mook trainers that are on like route 512 but only have 6 level 10 Rattata with the exact same movesets on every one of them.
     
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    The solo challenge is easy.

    That's pretty much exactly how I play every pokemon game.
     
  15. UselessPokemonsOnly

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    So the challenge I chose to undertake is known by myself, at least, as the Youngster Joey Challenge.

    Here are the rules as I'm following them:

    1. Your name must be Joey.
    2. You must have a Rattata throughout the whole game. No other Pokémon can be used (except for use of HMs).
    3. You are not allowed to evolve Rattata.
    4. You may teach Rattata any applicable TMs.
    5. You cannot use cheats of any kind.
    6. You may attempt this challenge on any Pokémon version/game.
    7. You may only have your Rattata with you while challenging the Elite Four.

    Think of it as a mix of "Character Challenge" and "Single Challenge." I'm basing myself off of Youngster Joey, the trainer particularly infamous from the second generation. Therefore, I'm using a Rattata and only a Rattata (aside from my HM needs, for which I'm catching whatever Pokémon and just never using them in battle, even for revives). However, I'm not evolving Rattata; he will stay his scrappy self throughout the entire playthrough.
     
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    I want to start a Scramble challenge, Please suggest some Pokemon for me!
     
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    There is an actual Joey Challenge doable on any game .

    The only main rule is that you can only use the ratatta equivalents from each gen (Ratatta, Sentret, Zigzagoon, Bidoof, Patrat, and Bunnleby) and their evolutions.

    Additional rules you can add are:
    - No evolutions
    -Only one species of Pokemon
    - No TMs

    This is an extremely fun challenge and my personal favorite. I will post more later
     
  18. Flame

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    you can only be the fire type starter and only use that pokemon.

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    wait thats my normal play Playthrough :blink: since 1999
     
  19. Dopemon

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    What about a rivallocke where you have to:
    1) Use the same pokemon as your rival in each of his battle except his starter = your starter.
    2) Your pokemon can't be evolved versions of his.
    3) Between the rival battles you may only use the pokemon from the next battle when fighting.
    4) You can use HM slaves but not in battle ever.
    5) If the rival changes pokemon on the team you do as well and cannot use the old one anymore
    Main rivals in games:
    Kanto - Blue
    Johto - Silver
    Hoenn - Brendan/May
    Sinnoh - Barry
    Unova - Cheren
    Unova 2 - Hugh
    Kalos - Serena/Calem
    Alola - Hau
     
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    Oh god I would pay to see someone nuzlocke pokemon reborn a fan made game by amethsyt