So! Last time I did a Wonder Trade Run through X/Y, and it was fun. Easier than i thought it would be at the beginning, but much more grindy at the end of the game. This run promises to be much more grindy throughout although the new toys should help with that.
Rule #1: All pokemon used in the run must be obtained from Wonder Trade. By used, I mean I have to use wonder traded pokemon for the entirety of the game, aside from getting my first party. Thankfully, I already have my first party, and am about to Wonder Trade them off.
Rule #2: In the event my party is unable to learn an HM that I NEED to progress the game at the time I NEED it, the run is over. This is a much more serious issue than before, because Now we NEED Dive to get to sootopolis and Waterfall to get to Evergrande City. I fully expect the run to die at after Gym 7, since even though i can now get Groudon, I'm likely to not have a diver with what people were wonder trading me tonight.
Rule #3: No Legendaries! Including the Latios! The moment i get him, he's going into the PC box and not coming out save for Soaring. If i get a Legendary through Wonder Trade, I'm to send it back through wonder trade, where it will likely turn into a wurmple because the other people hate me.
Rule #4: I'm allowed to catch other pokemon, but not USE them. Even for HM slaves. This is mainly in case the event that what happened last time happens again, I.E. Finding a Shiny Budew on my way to Gym 2. Or was it 3... prolly 3.
Rule #5: No Pickup Farming! This is a clause simply because I'm likely to get a Zigzagoon, and if I do, it's going to have Gluttony or Pickup. It's allowed to use Pickup, but then it must hold that item forever. This is so i don't have infinite money or max revives. Did I mention that Wild Linoone can hold Max Revives? It is neat.
I don't remember what other rules the... OH RIGHT! The Most IMPORTANT Condition EVER!
Rule #6!!: After every gym battle (ASAP) I will Wonder Trade off the entire team in preperation for the next Gym. This is one of the ways I hope to make it both fun and challenging. Although, more than likely I'll just end up with a party of 3 Zigzagoons, 2 Wingulls with Soak, and a Lvl 1 Charmander with Flare Blitz.
Okay then. First wonder trade is a go!