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Author Topic: Da Nang's Pokémon Reborn Playthrough (Mostly Blind Breeder Challenge) [Spoilers]  (Read 10419 times)

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So, it has come to this.

In need of excitement, I've turned to Pokémon. But I want something new.

Gen I-V? Been there, done that.

Gen VI+? No console (and PC is too old for the high seas).

Zeta Omicron? Would love to return to it, but that's basically just end game now.

But a few weeks ago, my Google-fu led me to Pokémon Reborn. A supposedly challenging fan game. It's almost complete, missing only the Pokémon League, legendaries, and the last gym (from what I've heard). But, recent dev blog posts indicate those are coming soon. Possibly this year.

So why not get a head start with a challenge?

This playthrough will be mostly blind. I don't know much about Gen VI+ and this game goes up to Gen VII (Ultra Sun/Moon) so far. Story-wise I'll try to avoid spoilers, so there I'll be pretty much blind. When it comes to Pokémon, I usually look up the wild encounters in areas I've heavily searched, staying away from unexplored areas. So mostly blind there.

As for the challenge, it's probably been done before, but here's my version of it. The Breeder Challenge is simply that you must beat the Elite Four or equivalent with Pokémon that you have hatched from an egg that your Pokémon have produced in the day care (or equivalent). Unbreedable Pokémon, such as legendaries, are exempt.

I rarely do any breeding in the main games. I tried it in Emerald, but my god the lack of information on my Pokémon was driving me bonkers. Pokémon Reborn has blessed this challenge by showing you all the information (EVs and IVs). Shinies are also more common (1 in 100 I think).

This doesn't make the challenge easy, due to the difficulty of Reborn.

Furthermore, I will be playing with Set mode, rather than Shift.

Event Pokémon may be acquired through a soft reset to ensure breedability or ensure the Pokédex entry.

Soft reset may also be used for mining, since that is a finite resource in the latest version.

Soft reset may also be used for battles that I can't be arsed to redo properly. I'll try to avoid it though.

Soft reset will not be used for breeding or acquiring IVs. I'm grinding that shit.

I've already progressed a bit but I've made a few posts spread across the forum (links will be provided), so you won't miss much. I don't want to clog up the other threads. EDIT: If those links didn't make it clear, I started out with a Rowlet.

Beware of spoilers.

And please don't spoil me.  :)
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Reserved.
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Shenanigans Update 4:

Spoiler: Part 1: Top Minds (click to show/hide)

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Spoiler: Part 3: Spelunking (click to show/hide)
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PTW

I've read all the parts of this and it sounds like an interesting game, but I'm not sure I could play it as I haven't played pokemon since yellow.
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Shenanigans Update 5

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I liked the way you wrote this part.
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Would the devs be so cruel as to deprive me of my access to my breeding grounds?

Would they be so cruel to strand me away from the city?

Would they be so evil?
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Shenanigans Update 6



Spoiler: Part 3: KIKI (click to show/hide)
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Shenanigans Update 7 (1/2)


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Shenanigans Update 7 (2/2)

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