A good Zoroark (N's, in particular) can KO just about all of the Elite 4, with 2 falling to the super-effectiveness of the Dark-type.
I also recommend a Swanna for the E4; Ice Beam can come in handy as well as Fly.
I did a speed run. Its not very efficient to not use the starter unless the pokemon you catch is caught early in the game. But without N's Zoroark, I don't know how I would've beaten the E4 and champion so easily.
And there's nothing wrong with a few items. If I didn't need them, I wouldn't have used them. It's more time efficient to use them outside of battle rather than during a battle.
Last edited by bou0010; 01-24-2013 at 04:00 PM.
The items part was directed to Karp. My fault that it wasn't clear. I couldn't be bothered quoting.
OK, forum... (viewers...?) sometime in the future (I lost my 3Ds, so the first updates gonna be ALOT later, I will post four updates, and will hopefully get to the third gym in each. Here's an update's update: (Don't bother reading this unless you're SplashKing.)
Single/Moveset (Raticate), in HeartgoldJust received the five Pokeballs from Lyra, yet to catch Purple. It's moveset will be: (Eventually)
-Swords Dance (TM)
Just realized that's Raticate's moveset in my B2 game, other than cut instead of dig, (Which Vibra has). Is Swords Dance by TM75 or level... Because Bulba says it can't learn it by level up, but I'm pretty sure my B2 Raticate did.
Single (Primeape), in Black
I have, once again, restarted this challenge. Because the Primeape I had had 31 ATK IV, I was skimming through the game quite well. Then, when 900x everything got hacked in, I restarted. This time, I made it to the E4, but wasn't able to beat anyone other than Grimsley, and since Primeape II had at max 16/- ATK IV, I have restarted again. Like Raticate up there, I have just obtained Starter/HM Slave/Oshawott. I will PM SplashKing (Along with EWoE) to get an egg. On Sunday. I did some maf, and ATK will need to be IV of 21/+. Hopefully. But I'll have Ice Punch anyway soz never mind. /edit.
EWoE (Electric White of Evil)
No Items/Unevolved/Monotype/Moveset/Scrambled (Electric), in White
I have traded all mah 'monz to W2, so I'll PM SplashKing my FC to get me my baby electric types. Pogeymanz as follows:
- Mirror Shot
- Hyper Beam (TM)
- Magnet Rise
- Thunder Fang
- Iron Tail (TM)
- Strength (HM)
-Signal Beam .................................................. ...............................................Slenderman...
Monotype/Nuzlocke, (Normal), in Pearl
Last edited by TMankey; 02-06-2013 at 07:29 PM.
Elekid's last move was Ice Punch. Which is an Egg move (better tell Karp). Also, it can't learn any HMs.
Will edit in an update for my Fire Red No Item Challenge soon (and no, I ain't just sayin' that; played an hour yesterday).
FR-NI Challenge Update
Spoiler Alert!Time t' actually be an active Challenger once more. As per usual I unnecessarily planned my team t' be awesometacular since I'm a perfectionist like that. I originally intended t' have the team of Venusaur, Magneton and Vaporeon, but I quickly realized my last FR playthrough had used that same team with Venusaur swapped out for Charizard. So I changed it completely and chose a different starter as well: Squirtle. No nickname since I'm lamesauce.
After owning in my first trainer battle (read: nearly lose from a crit) against rival Derp and givin' that lazy ass old man his parcel (why the hell does the entirety of Viridian not have a mailman?!), I went on a catching spree to preempt the requirements for HM 05: as well as t' find my next team member on Route 3. Must'a KO'd 20 Mankey lookin' for it.
"Wait... that Rattata's pre-battle sprite looks darker than normal?"
BY THE HOLY SCALES OF 'KARP, A SHINY RATTATA APPEARED!
After staring in disbelief for a moment, I instantly ordered Squirtle t' Bubble that shinning bastard into submission. Just t' **** with me, it critical hit'd; though it was still just barely outta the red, so I immediately started chuckin' Pokeballs. Good thing I spent every last ****in' Pokedollar on a bunch'a them... On the very first ball, I snagged dat shiny Rattata.
I can't remember the last time I mashed B and saved so quickly. After some celebratory cheer, I was now thinkin' on whether or not I'd use it in a Challenge... Surely usin' a shiny in-game is a never-in-a-lifetime chance, but part of me refuses t' use it without being able to clone. And cloning in Emerald is indeed risky... I want both a shiny Rattata and Raticate, but I sorely want t' use it for the Challenge as well. Oh, such a conundrum... So naturally, I did what any smart man would: put it off until tomorrow.
Deciding I'd sleep on this shiny encounter rather than act on it, I continued the Challenge a tad further. I searched for at least 10 minutes for team mate #2, but... found nothin'. So I looked it up on Serebii, which claimed it was common. "Bullshit... ._." I thought, and double checked on Bulbapedia.
... Then I realized I wasn't on the right Route. But angry I wasn't, since I'm still high on my shiny new trophy. 20 minutes wasted? No ****s given. Onwards I continue t' smash in every trainer's face; including my rival; since Squirtle is overleveled from all that searching. Squirtle'd all over Brock's rocks as one would expect, considerin' I had a Wartortle after beatin' up the sole gym trainer's Pokes. Boulder badge get!
In all my glee 'n glory, I continued on to Mt. Moon and changed my mind on the Pokemon I wanted as team mate #2. Originally I wanted a Nidoking (Nidoran ♂ is found on Route 22 only in Red and Blue... ;_____; I've made that mistake twice now... ), but then I remembered that Nidoking ****in' sucks without TMs. Terrible plan was terrible, so I instead decided t' capture a Geodude.
"Wartortle used Bite! Wild Geodude fainted!"
"... God damnit. ._."
Five Trollbats later, another Geodude. This time I used a Weedle I caught in Viridian to slowly poison it, this time capturing it. That's team mate #2 in the bag. I went back t' fight the few trainers I skipped to help level it up, since level 7 ain't exactly intimidating. With a little bit'a training done, I healed in Pewter City and saved.
Just this mornin', I finally decided what I'd do with my shiny Rattata. Once again engaging in what all wise men would do to make a decisive 'n rational decision, my choice of whether or not t' use it... ... ... was chosen by a coin flip. Heads it was, so Rattata will be a part'a my team. Raticate is just awful though, so I've decided to replace Geodude with my beloved new shiny. A two-man team of Blastoise and shiny Raticate should be enough t' beat the game, I'd wager. Even if the two don't resist any of the other's weaknesses...
Last edited by OTheFool; 01-25-2013 at 07:44 PM.
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100% of people who drink water die. No joke.
Extensive studies have shown that the one thing all dead people have in common is that they once lived.