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    So, I'm planning a run-though of Pearl with a themed party, Canine Pokemon.

    I plan on playing normally until I can access the union room, then using a second DS available to me, trade my party (freshly hatched at lvl 1 or so I think) over from SS.


    Have any of you ever done this, or something similar? Any tips for me?

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    I attempted to go through Red with only water types once. Got to Surge and gave up, lol. I'm gonna do a bunch of Elite Four runs with themed teams, though.
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    I've bred and EV trained teams for HG and SS, for the first run through I did in Japanese HG I transferred level 1 pokemon, which works ok, but can be difficult to level them at the start as the struggle with wild pokemon. Since then I breed and EV train then level to 4 or 5 before trading.

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    That's a good point with wanting to level them up to 4 or 5 before the trade...

    Slightly off topic, but where should I go to get help on party building? I'm still a bit green on these specific forums.

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    Quote Originally Posted by revaar View Post
    That's a good point with wanting to level them up to 4 or 5 before the trade...

    Slightly off topic, but where should I go to get help on party building? I'm still a bit green on these specific forums.
    On this forum, and more specifically in the In-Game Teams thread if you're looking for help with the normal game team.

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    I did a run-through on gold once of all the cattle-like pokémon. Tauros, Miltank, Stantler, and Girafarig. Worked pretty well actually.

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    I've always wanted to create a team of only Eevee evolutions, but I've never actually gone through it.

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    I played through platinum with a monosteel team, all caught in game:
    empoleon, steelix, magenzone, bronzong, probapass, and lucario. no troubles there, except afterwards I found out my magnezone was adamant natured, LOL. ou could also try a nuzlocke challenge. the rules are:

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    3. Obviously if you run out of pokemon, you must start again.
    4. Potions, healing items of any kind infact, are DISALLOWED.

    I'm playing ruby through like that. Its challenging yet fun.
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    Quote Originally Posted by coolking503 View Post
    I played through platinum with a monosteel team, all caught in game:
    empoleon, steelix, magenzone, bronzong, probapass, and lucario. no troubles there, except afterwards I found out my magnezone was adamant natured, LOL. ou could also try a nuzlocke challenge. the rules are:

    1. If a pokemon faints, you must release it as soon as possible.
    2. You can ONLY catch the first pokemon you encounter in a route/cave/town/area (You get the idea). If you defeat the first pokemon you see, tough shit, you get nothing from this area.
    3. Obviously if you run out of pokemon, you must start again.
    4. Potions, healing items of any kind infact, are DISALLOWED.

    I'm playing ruby through like that. Its challenging yet fun.
    that sounds awesome. you'd really want to grind your pokémon so they won't faint. it would be so frustrating if they did though! "Ratata used Quick Attack! Critical Hit!" "FUCK!"

    it should be called the Fire Emblem challenge!

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    Quote Originally Posted by 1998 View Post
    I've always wanted to create a team of only Eevee evolutions, but I've never actually gone through it.
    I had considered that too, but I just can't really bring myself to do it. I didn't consider enough of them aesthetically pleasing or strong enough. ^^'

    I am tempted to trade over a Dratini and make myself a Dragon playthrough. Might be a bit too easy compared to others to keep me entertained, though.



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    Quote Originally Posted by revaar View Post
    That's a good point with wanting to level them up to 4 or 5 before the trade...
    Actually, I'd recommend against that. In fact, you should send them over as eggs. It's actually very easy to overlevel an outsider Pokemon in the early stages of the game. I learned this the hard way when I restarted my Pt game and brought over a bunch of hatchlings for my team.

    As far as themes go, I've always wanted to make a Hound team, but I've never gotten around to it. I think my biggest issue would be that most hound type Pokemon that aren't Legendaries or Eeveelutions are Fire-Types.

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    When i get HG, i'm gonna transfer in some pokemon and do a All-Fighing run through
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    Quote Originally Posted by coolking503 View Post
    I played through platinum with a monosteel team, all caught in game:
    empoleon, steelix, magenzone, bronzong, probapass, and lucario. no troubles there, except afterwards I found out my magnezone was adamant natured, LOL. ou could also try a nuzlocke challenge. the rules are:

    1. If a pokemon faints, you must release it as soon as possible.
    2. You can ONLY catch the first pokemon you encounter in a route/cave/town/area (You get the idea). If you defeat the first pokemon you see, tough shit, you get nothing from this area.
    3. Obviously if you run out of pokemon, you must start again.
    4. Potions, healing items of any kind infact, are DISALLOWED.

    I'm playing ruby through like that. Its challenging yet fun.
    Oh...that just sounds...cruel...

    I want to do a playthrough of Heart Gold with only Water-types my next time around...but no Water-types outside of RSE can learn Fly, so I'm either going to have to bite the bullet and get something else, or just use a Pidgey or something to get everywhere.
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    I've always wanted to have a Flying team, because of the vast number of types they're matched with, and you'd be good as long as you have a Gliger/Gliscour to handle the electrics, the only thing that's stopped me is that for real type diversity you'd have to use a couple of legendaries, and that just feels cheap to me.


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    Yes, most hound like Pokemon are mostly fire or legendaries which is a pain when you are going for that theme. I have been trying to get around to doing an eeveelution play through as it would be very fun! I would probably go with all of them but Leafeon or exchange Umbreon and Leafeon out as I need them, it would actually be good to stick with the Sinnoh based evolutions though you are unable to get Glaceon until much later in the game so Leafeon would probably do for the time being.

    Since CoolKing mentioned the Nuzlocke Challenge, here are a few others that I found:

    The Solo Pokemon Challenge:


    The Mono-type Challenge:


    The Mono-colour Challenge:


    The no Poke Ball Challenge:


    The No Pokecenter Challenge:


    The No Pokemart Challenge:


    The Survival Challenge:

    Done by the amazing Blazaking! ^^

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