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Credit to EmBreon
These enormous lists contains every Pokémon that is available for capture in the URPG stories as well as their level of difficulty. They have all been painstakingly organized for easier access. Actual story length may vary, according to effort shown in the story. This is a rough estimate to help give you an idea of what graders are looking for. Keep in mind that the list is subject to change. And just so it's clear, the answer is yes, we do hate Legends. They suck stegosaurus eggs.
Also, all amounts are in terms of the number of characters, including spaces.
Easiest – New to the URPG stories? This is a good level to aim for if you are unsure of your writing abilities. Very simple storyline, minimum detail and battle, and only about 3,000 – 5,000 characters are needed for a successful capture, but there isn’t a very wide selection of Pokémon to choose from this list.
Simple – Slightly more difficult. Simple storyline, details, battle and about 5-10 K per capture. Also can be a good starting point for uncertain writers.
Medium – A little tougher, because most areas need to be more elaborate along with a 10–20 K character range. A good place to aim, for slightly more experienced authors.
Hard – All areas should be relatively strong, totaling in with a character range of about 20-30 K. Suggested for more confident writers.
Complex – As the name implies, things get difficult here. Improved storyline and description is a must for captures at this level, and the 30-40 K needed can be quite challenging. Stories at this level and above take time and patience, so don’t try to pump something out for this category all at once.
Demanding – 40-55 K is a good range to shoot for when going for captures under this category. Make sure to go over your text more than once, refining grammar and including important description while maintaining a very strong storyline. A run-of-the-mill story like ‘kid wanders into the forest until a Pokémon appears’ has no chance at this level, so get creative!
Merciless – This is a very harsh rank, to be sure. Everything about your story should be improved upon as the captures in this category are so ridiculously difficult that most people would find it too much of a hassle to even try for this level. 55-65 K is necessary, but don’t expect length alone to save you. Remember that length can vary, so you should be more focused on refining your story, rather than achieving the estimate range. Only go for this rank if you crave a serious writing challenge.
Stupefying - This level calls for a range of about 65-75 K, but fear not, for only the most ree-freaking-diculous Pokémon will ever climb this high up the ladder. And since the only available capture of this category can be achieved through evolution anyway, this rank is mainly just for anyone who wants a long, grueling, long, burdensome, long, difficult and long challenge. As expected, this story should not only be amazing and original, but virtually perfect for all grading sections. Good luck.