Friday Favorites: Pokemon Challenges

Double Jump Kris MiiHappy Friday!

Did everyone see the newest Let’s Go, Pikachu/Eevee! trailer? We’re super excited for these games! Honestly, we tend to get excited for most Pokemon games. The core series are some of our favorite games, but we’re always interested in switching up our playthroughs rather than the standard “become the very best” story lines. Here is a list of some of the challenges we like to do.



The Nuzlocke Challenges is a classic. The two most important rules are to only catch the first Pokemon you encounter in an area and to release any Pokemon that faints, for once it faints it is considered dead. A little morbid, perhaps, but it makes you think more about your choices. The next most popular rule is to nickname your Pokemon to help develop a stronger bond. The stronger your bond, the more it will hurt when your Pokemon dies.

One Pokemon Run

A one Pokemon run is exactly how it sounds. Pick a Pokemon and use only that Pokemon in battle. It will be a little difficult in the beginning, with the need to grind and obvious type differences, but it certainly is fun to demolish your opponents later in the game with your inevitably-overleveled Pokemon!

Type Specialist

Like many of the NPCs, this challenge is to focus on using just a type or two for your main team. With over a dozen different types Pokemon can be, there are plenty of combinations for different runs.

Color Run

A color run is when you plan your team of Pokemon around a color. Pokemon are categorized by color on Bulbapedia, and think of how pretty your team will look when they’re all coordinated by color!

Do you have a favorite Pokemon challenge?

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Friday Favorites: Pokemon Types

Double Jump Kris MiiI hope you guys aren’t sick of Pokemon posts yet! I mean, you can’t be, Sun and Moon were just announced recently, soooo….

Not too long ago, Rachel had put up a list of her top favorite and least favorite (rather, least used) Pokemon types. I found it to be rather amusing how half of her least used types were a few of my favorites. Without further ado, here is my list of favorite Pokemon types.

5. Grass & Poison

I’m the person who always chooses the Grass-type starter for her main run-through of a new region. Their gentle designs and powerful special attacks always appealed to me, especially when they were combined with the deadly poison moves.

4. Flying

Flying-types just always seemed fun. They’ve always seemed versatile and flexible, with many having a secondary type to increase their move set. Generally their speed is unrivaled, and I believe I’ve spoken before about how quick characters tend to be a favorite of mine.

3. Dark

Dark type Pokemon always were a favorite of mine since they appeared in the second generation. Umbreon, Houndoom, Mightyena, Scrafty, quite a few of my favorites have been at least part Dark. It’s another type that pairs well with Poison, too, especially since Fairy-types have appeared on the scene.

2. Steel

They may not have the best special defense, but Steel types have one of the highest resistance records, including Poison, which can be quite troublesome if you use it right. Paired with powerful moves, and it can be tough to take down a Steel-type.

1. Ground

Ground definitely crawled up this list with some of my recent run-throughs. Despite my love of speedy characters, I can’t help but adore the powerful moves of these Pokemon. They may be a little risky on the defensive side, but that just means it’s an extra challenge to come up with a proper strategy in battles with them.

What are some of your favorite (or least favorite) types?

Top Tuesday: Least Favorite Pokemon Types

Rachel Mii Double JumpHey, everyone!

A couple weeks ago I listed my Top 5 favorite Pokemon types.

This week, I decided to go the other way. Here are my top 5 least favorite Pokemon types.

top tuesday least favorite pokemon types

This list is kind of boring as I do enjoy every Pokemon regardless of their type. But when I put all the types in order by my favorite, these ones just happened to come in last.

I don’t really have a reason as to why these five are my least favorite, so I can’t explain them. Each are powerful in their own way.

It’s funny though, because when I look at these types, I realize that I’ve very rarely raised Pokemon of these types.

5. Steel

4. Ground

3. Normal

2. Bug

1. Poison

What are your least favorite Pokemon types?

Top Tuesday: Pokemon Types

Rachel Mii Double JumpHappy Tuesday!

If you know me, then you know that I love Pokemon.

Today I thought I would discuss my favorite Pokemon types!

top tuesday pokemon types

5. Electric

I have yet to come across an electric Pokemon that I have not liked. They’re all pretty adorable, if you ask me. I think electric types are pretty powerful and can take down just about anything… Depending on the type they’re up against and how high their level is.

4. Flying

Who doesn’t want to hop on the back of a Pokemon and go soar through the air? Flying Pokemon have some great moves and have a great advantage to be able to utilize the skies as well as the land.

3. Water

Just like flying types, water types have a certain advantage to use the seas as well as the land. However, there are some Pokemon that are unable to use to the land. So it’s kind of a hit or miss. Either way, most water Pokemon are pretty majestic and powerful.

2. Ice

Ice type Pokemon are just gorgeous. Enough said.

1. Fire

Why wouldn’t you want to set fire to everything? Fire types are strong, powerful, and have such a cool set of moves and abilities. Plus, I would much rather be hot than cold.

What are some of your favorite types of Pokemon?