Here, we hold mono-type tournaments once every few months, the 8 winners of which become our Gym Leaders for the Gym Leader Challenge.
Current Champion is Onyx!
Defeat all 8 Gym Leaders to take her on and claim the throne!
Current Leaders are:
Dark- J Sal
All challenge info linked in the Doc:
Old Thread :
Derwin is best Quag.
WHEN WHERE YOU WHEN PACHI FUCKING WON VGC
yfw when sadpanda mod got his shit kicked in by Pachi
VGCs has me eager to get back into battling. If I wasn't exhausted form all the excitement I'd want to try this challenge for once. Might come back later.
Why no Elite Four?
Just sitting here, watching, refreshing the sticky. Was a great match, even if it wasn't quite as close a win as I'd hoped for.
Partly due to difficulty in not being able to switch your team throughout the challenge and dealing with 12 different types, and also having the challenge go faster and more efficiently.
>inb4 Pachi and Gothitelle get suspect test.
Lydon a bro.
Shortly after the heavy steel doors of the gym were forced open by the Trainer Lass Rena, inside laid a defeated and rekt leader..
Good games, Rena!
Grvio loses 0-2!
The Steel Gym is open for more challengers once again!
>battle Rena and win with Delibird
>next day, get BTFO
Well, at least I get a consolation prize.
Flying gym opppennn!!
Challenging you two.
challenge spooky ghosts.
Hope i don't get slimed.
Ice Gym taking 10 to get dinner. Come at me afterwards, buddeh.
GG's Stray, it was close, but not close enough.
You have one more try tomorrow.
Any other challengers?
Super secret members being trained as we speak...
I'll have 6 new flying type mons to use by the end of tomorrow hopefully!
There will be shocking surprises in store, but once you see what I have unmasked, you'll think im being gutsy. Also Im training Crobat.
GG's Stratos! That Arcanine+Tyranitar combo completely destroyed me. I hope my badge will be useful in the future.
Currently in line is Rena, if anyone wants to fight me after I'm done with her, let me know.
And Black Metal Mk II finally takes down Tim on the third and last try.
Great matches Octavius!
Octavius wins 2-1
Superior M-Mawile too much, Sucker punch prediction games lost by me
Ey, buddeh, come to the Canada Gym, eh? I'll show ya what battling's really all aboot.
Ice gym closed for the night.
I will be away this coming weekend (Aug 22-24) and will not be available at all to battle, so if you need a fight, please try to do so before. Otherwise, you'll have to wait until Monday
Still less waiting time than Kara :^)
To think I forgot how fucking dumb people on GTS are.
I've defended as Chimp against Octavius for the first time. Will Octavius be able to use what he learned in today's battle to beat me tomorrow? We'll find out.
Poison Gym open for the next few hours till dinner.
I will be off work in approximately 4 hours. If you want to bypass the 24 hour wait, we can continue once I get home and ready up.
If not, I look forward to the next mtch, regardless!
Onyx defends his title from Octavius once again, but this time 2-1 instead of 2-0 because I acted like a dumbass. Anyways Octavius has one more shot but has decided to do the infamous Vulture Defense. Except Kara is kill and no one will be able to get back to the top in time. Anyways, videos
hey guys, i'm new to this gym challenge. where do i submit my team? i read the document in the op but i guess i read past if it was on there.
i'll be using a mono-fire team, so i don't expect to get far but i want to try it out
There is going to be a few mini events between when this challenge ends and when the tourney for ORAS starts. The challenge has been quite ded this season, and we're hoping the mini events, along with the ORAS hype will draw in a bunch of new people. Hope this clears things up.
It's better we take a small break so hype can properly build, and allow the chance to have mini events than to run this into the ground and extinguish this for everyone
From what I've seen. Most people only really care about the Monotype tournaments. Its a fun format thats somewhat uncommon. You would definitely be more popular if you cut out the whole gym leader thing and just had a tournament every couple months.
Maybe .. it might spice things up a bit if challengers were only allowed to use mono teams as well? It would make the challenge more difficult and would bring people back for rematches at a higher rate than usual. Getting to champ would be much more difficult, as well. Just a thought
The gyms are hard enough as it is, and you already have to balance for 8 different types plus the Champion's team.
Not to mention it makes the whole concept of mono type gyms redundant.
Ya, it's probably a bit much haha. The option is already there for those who really wanna run with a mono team anyways.
Callum/Nips/Onyx mentioned mini-events that would come in between the ending of the challenge and the ORAS tourney, what kind of events would those be? Interested
Round robin, so after 5 rounds for the OR/AS tourney, you get 3 points per game win (not match) and -1 point per loss. So if you lose a match 1-2, you still get one point. The top 8 point getters get offered gym leader spots
ded thread bump. fight me faggots
Ah, the good Doctor has come to freeze.
I'll challenge as well.
Also dose anyone have a Deoxys It's the last pokemon I need to finish the hoenn part of my living dex? I just wanna clone it real quick.
ah, you played smartly, and pounded the ice until there was but slush remaining.
good games! one of my favourites so far this challenge
GG Nips! That EQ on abomasnow worried me until I remembered I brought gyarados. Those were fun!
Also thanks for the Lapras. I took it cause I thought it was modest haha. Mines adamant too :) with curse instead of DD. But I may find a spot for it anyways.
First badge get! Gen 1 water mons are moving up!
I shouldn't have left stamina die but I thought you brought empoleon. I had nothing else to take down skarmory. You're team is going to be hard to beat, first round I was thinking of using surf incase excadrill, bad choice not too lol.
Yeah my teams not very standard if you didn't notice. Can't believe Lapras missed Drill Run. First try. The 95 accuracy...
My gyara does wonders when it works. Ask Nips :3. I was kinda OU last round, wanted to do a more...uncommon team.
Hopefully I can make it work next time, but I'm gonna battle some other leaders first lol.
Haha, Nips did mention it but it flew past my mind.
Yeah you got my badge pretty easily last time.
Skarmory would, but back then it was Specially Defensive and couldn't trade hits after a D-Dance to whirlwind very well. It'd have to be a 1 on 1 match up.
Canadas gym closed for the night. Leader's gonna head back to his igloo now, eh?
All these fagz in here are soon to be anally penetrated and destroyed from the inside by my new scaley friend.
>Posting J Sal's beautiful artwork and not giving credit.
Water gym open for a bit. Sorry about the lack of apperance.
Please direct your attention over to here >>20589348 where it is made clear that the challenge will stop for over three months so that it can become more popular.
Because we NEED to be more popular, and everyone knows that total absence generates popularity, out of sight, in mind is what everyone always says.
>total absence / out of sight
>completely ignoring the mini events mentioned in the post just quoted, which would generate interest in the larger tournament
After a long struggle of being absolutely wrecked...
A new champ has emerged!!!
Tobias vs Onyx
2-1 Tobias Wins!
Great games, Onyx, you certainly made me work for the title!
Round 1: ZSBW-WWWW-WWW9-8VDB
Round 2: LJ3W-WWWW-WWW9-8VDM
Round 3: 7MTW-WWWW-WWW9-8VDS
Again, great games, Onyx. I seriously thought this was going to be the end for me...
NEED TO BATTLE:
- Kara (Water)
- Joey (Normal) (saving for last)
NEED TO REMATCH:
- Tim (Flying)
- Patty (Poison)
- JSal (Dark)
I missed where it said there was going to be just one or two mini events, could you show me?
And why is attempting to generate interest a bad idea? If we kept things going the way they are now, there'd be less people each time. That break and promotion through smaller events could draw more people in.
But there aren't fewer and fewer people every time, it's been keeping stable all the time.
And since when in the history of fucking ever do side events make the main event more popular? The people who attend side events are the ones who already go to the main one. Even if you wanted to gain more attention, completely halting the event and skipping over an entire season is a pretty shitty way to go about it, because the new people who do show up to mini events likely aren't going to give two shits about the main one. On top of that, the people who are already interested in the Challenge will lose interest, because they're interested in the Challenge, not a bunch of boring generic tournaments.
As of right now, there are 47 challengers listed in the document, last season there were closer to 75. That's a significant drop, and the whole concept of the tournaments is to determine the leaders for the challenge; the challenge is the main attraction here, not the tourney.
Side events make main events more popular all of the time, it's called advertising and promoting. If other people get involved with the mini tournaments because it's based around something the generally enjoy, that will then inspire them to stick around for the monotype tournament. You said the people who show up for the mini events 'likely' won't give two shits about the main one, but that's very arguable. It's likely they will, considering it will be run in a similar style, and the threads and contest is enjoyable.
tl;dr - no
-cough- N-not that I'm biased, or anything...
Anyways, this is the second last time the Ice Gym is open before Frisbee's return. Getcha battles going!
Well lets see that mr anon is right and we rush, i mean do another season
>first half of september/end of august we get the people
>mid september season begins
>october/november tourney takes palce
>tourney ends mid novemebr and gym challenge starts again
>literally no time for gym challenge since everybody will be hyped for ORAS
so yeah, no
>almost 75 unique challengers season 2
>only 47 this season
Oh, to quickly clarify, the arguing is completely pointless, as it's already been determined and confirmedthat the next season is 2 weeks after OR/AS launches, and these threads will play host to mini events.
pic fell off no really it's true ask my dad
Yes. You don't have to battle with the same 3 mons round 2 or 3 against a leader. You're team needs to stay the same in the battle box essentially.
Oh and Rena and anyone else needing Kara, he works afternoons until dead hours, then thread is dead in the morning too. So emailing him would be the best choice if you need to battle him.
FLying Gym opennnn!!
nips ill gibe ur pachi when i hatch my shiny pump´kin :3
Just FYI to people discussing the timeline here between now and ORAS-
No one "owns" the monotype tourneys or gym challenge as a whole (aside from that gym leaders run their gyms).
If someone was so inclined to handle pairings, docs, etc, you're more than welcome to run another season's mono tourney between now and ORAS.
Just keep in mind, there WILL be mini events being run in this thread during this time, the season will need to end upon ORAS release, and you will likely want to make appropriate adjustments to accommodate a relatively smaller crowd (I.E. maybe a single-phase tourney instead of separating type reps for finals, to avoid potentially competitionless (or nearly-so) type rep slots; but this would be your responsibility to sort).
Unrelated- Dragon Gym returns this Friday evening. Get frosty with the Ice Gym before it melts into a beautiful memory.
night time bump
honorary bump for chimp Octavius. GG bro
>tfw it'll never be okay to use Blaziken again
Fuck you, Smogon, and fuck all the shittiers that cry when I use it.
Dude, chill the fuck out. You can still use him in VGC (I think) and in online play where you're not playing against Smogon players. Smogon isn't the authority on Pokemon, they just present one relatively well balanced way to play the game.
I just wanted to bump without saying bump. ;-;
Also Heather, don't talk about my
sislike that, it hurts my feelings too.
Last chance to face the ice gym before Frisbee's dragons roost once again!
testing new trip as well :^)
30 minutes until the Ice Gym is frozen shut for good! This is your last possible chance to fight an ice gym this season
heavily implying that ice will crack top 8 in the near future
Well, thank you to Frisbee for letting me keep his seat nice and cool for as long as I did. Ice gym is closed! I may still return to temp for Kara, but it wouldn't be until Monday.
Well, how'd I do?
>No "SUB ZERO WINS!!!" after each victory...
But your COOL puns get you a 12/10, so I suppose you still did excellent in my book! Canada Gym is where you should focus your talents, tho...
nips come get ur pachi bby
Aside from the fact that there's a Steel Gym and a Poison Gym, I'm sure every gym leader has at least one status inflicting mon.
Level 1 Magnemite is my online bro though, I've won so many fucking games with him.
True, but 3v3 can be be good for that since they have to choose who to bring and more than likely the leaders won't have too many mons that are status setters.
There's not much that is a complete write off in these events.
The fact that your team is Flying?
It's essentially F.E.A.R. on steroids.
Level One Magnemite, with Sturdy and Berry Juice. Moves are Toxic, Recycle, and Protect.
Step One: On his first turn, he uses Toxic. His sturdy ability lets him take any hit, and his berry juice brings him back to full health.
Step Two: He uses Protect, to stall the Toxic
Step Three: The next turn, he gets hit, hangs on with sturdy, and uses Recycle, which gives him back his berry juice, moving him back to full health.
Step Four: Repeat steps Two and Three.
Speaking of which, Flying Gym OPEN!!
Tim wins 2-0
I want you to resubmit so we can have another battle!
You have such a strong team, im sure you can take at least one match off me!
Summoning Grvio with this picture of a steel type.
Dragon Gym open.
Thanks again to Nips for holding down the fort for me.
Alright, gg Sam.
You might want to quickly level up one of your mons which was underlevelled! I think mono bug will struggle against me tbh, but feel free to challenge me again tomorrow!
And also GG Druides!
I should NOT have won that second battle.
For those playing at home:
My Dragonite on 20% health vs. Max Health Blaziken (with Stone Edge).
I use Dragon Claw, outspeed, and land a crit....landing me the OHKO and the game
RNG gods are with me today
9:34 PM (3 hours ago)
Take my gym spot i won't be very active anytime soon."
Well, I'm flash freezing Kara's water gym, and taking over as Ice rises once again!
That said, I'm not going to be readily available until Monday at the latest. prease undastandu~