Yup, finally got my brother completely setup with his Dragon run. Had to SoS farm a dragon scale for later. Anywho...
Welcome to the Thread where I will post semi Frequent updates to the next Challenge run I'll be doing in a Pokemon Game. This time, just like it says in the stupid title, I'll be doing an Ice-Type run. Not mono ice, since that might not actually be possible ( I think Sun only get's like 2 pure ice types, and one is a weather SoS only spawn that i couldn't find because the hailstorm wouldn't spawn,)
Yes, I'm running through Pokemon Sun. In the event you want to join me which I do encourage, you'll need a few things. First, you'll need at least 2 copies of Pokemon Sun or Pokemon moon and 2 3ds systems. This is because Pokemon Bank is enabled for Sun and Moon until January, and Sun and Moon cannot connect to ORAS or X and Y. Thankfully, I had a brother who also wanted to do a type run, so Transfers were easy on us.
Second, for the purposes of familiarity and the fact that getting a full team is just plain easier during the post game, you'll need to have gone all the way through the Elitle Four at least once. Again, this is just so it's easy to get any of the pokemon you end up deciding you want on your team... assuming they are available in the first place. (Theres only like 400 pokemon actually available out of the 800+ we have now, with PokeBank still disabled.)
Third, Cody and I are doing type runs, where all of our pokemon have or will have the desired type by the end of the game. Which is why i needed a Dragon scale, he's going to be using Kingdra. I would suggest that if this is your first challenge run, Pick a type you either really like, or a type that has pokemon with a lot of Coverage. Honestly, Steel and Normal are both good ways to go.
Fourth...wait, I don't think I need a fourth rule. Mostly, just have some fun and try out some stuff you really never would think of. Dark and Fairy runs sound interesting, given how difficult it might be to set up a fairy team right now.
And so, after unlocking the Trainser school, I was finally able to trade out my entire team of cast offs for the new team! And here they are!
Tackle and Water Gun. With Shell Armor.
I have never run a Cloyster before, and I don't like running tanks in general. However, there are so few Ice Types available that I had to get either him or Spheal/Swinub. And both of those are Island Scan only. Went for ease of access.
Scratch, Leer, Taunt, and Punishment. With Inner Focus.
Sneasel is without a doubt my favorite pokemon ever, and the reason whhy I went for Ice Type. I've never gotten a chance to have a Sneasel on my team from the get go, aside from like a Fire Red randomizer from a year ago. Hoping he can show off just how awesome he is.
Powder Snow and Leer. And Inner Focus.
Snorunt is here so i can eventually get Frolass and try to sweep ghost type teams with Hail backed Shadow Balls. Don't know who my hail starter will be quite yet, but I think I'll want it on someone a bit later on the list.
(Nickname: Characters I think are Japanese but probably are not)
Icicle Spear. And Ice Body.
I'm really hoping that I can use Vanilluxe as a secondary sweeper, but having never used her before, I'll end up asking for a lot of help with her. At least she's got 6 in every stat except hp...
Powder Snow. And Snow Cloak.
Look, Alolan Ninetails is freaking Beautiful. And to be honest, I'm pretty sure I'm going to need a fairy type for Nanu so Sableye doesn't totally wreck me. Oh, and Kimono-o.
Sing, Growl, and Water Gun. And Water Absorb.
I've always liked Lapras, but she's always been too much of a tank for me to get behind using her. However, she gets an amazing spread of moves both for Sweeping and Supporting, so maybe i can use that with her huge tanikiness to wipe teams off the boat? Or whatever analogy I was going for?
And there ya go, The Ice-Type team I'll be running through the game with. Perhaps after this run, I'll do a wonder trade run and try to get all 100 Zygarde Cells. I don't know yet. I'm still super behind on Spyro editing...
Be safe, people.