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    Beat Falkner with Johto Pokemon only. (Set Mode, LVL: <=9, No Items) [see forum topic]

    1,122 (931) of 6,063 – 18.51%

    15.36% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    18.51% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • Created by msdmario on: 22 Feb, 2022 08:04
    Last modified: 20 May, 2023 01:59


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    AppleAndo 29 Sep 2023 21:26
    Did this with a level 9 Unown with a lucky HP Ice
    Agnam 2 Oct 2023 03:31
    Just did this on my alt. A level eight Totodile is all you need. Clear the two trainers with a different pokemon, box it, hold a berry then rage spam.
    DracoMet 6 Oct 2023 15:38
    Done with a lv8 Ledyba, Lv8 Dunsparce, Lv8 Sentret, Lv9 Cyndaquil
    OMINIX 17 Oct 2023 05:47
    Used a team of unowns that spelt out "fucked". Just be sure to set battle style to "set" not "shift" in the options 😉
    DragonCurse4 3 Nov 2023 09:27
    Lol, since I'm also doing the Professor Oak Challenge alongside this core set, most of my Pokemon were massively over leveled by the time I have to tackle this gym. So since I have to catch Unown for POC before I challenge this gym, I also decided to catch all the Unown that are available to me right now to make the Unown achievement slightly easier down the line, and I just filled my entire team up with level 8 Unown and Hidden Powered my way to victory. :P
    iyami5 7 Dec 2023 21:54
    so to do this achievement is used older generation pokemon, stay below lv8 and set mode?
    atma505 27 Dec 2023 16:18
    The FUCKED Unowns goes crazy
    Concenaros 3 Jan 2024 21:49
    Currently unable to acquire this, I have 0 Gen 1 pokemon (I had a few before, but released them) and have a team consisting of HootHoot Lv 8, Spinarak Lv8 and Unown Lv8.

    The Icon will not show up for me, even though I clear the requirements.

    Anyone know what might be going on?
    atma505 5 Jan 2024 22:17
    Sounds like it should be working based on your description, might wanna open a ticket and send them your save data
    Thoz 10 Jan 2024 04:47
    Some Pokemon are banned from the "Johto only", they are:
    - Johto starters that you did not begin the game with (e.g. Using a Totodile while you picked Cyndaquil.)
    - Mareep family (Mareep, Flaafy, and Ampharos.)
    - Politoed
    - Slowking
    - Girafarig
    - Steelix
    - Scizor
    - Remoraid family (Remoraid and Octillery.)
    - Kingdra
    - Porygon2
    - Lugia and Ho-Oh (Under Level 60.)
    - Celebi

    Reference: Official Forum Topic (https://retroachievements.org/viewtopic.php?t=16141)
    Concenaros 10 Jan 2024 04:51
    It's all good. I think my data bugged as I had caught some Gen 1 pokemon and had used them to fight some members in the Gym previously.

    I started a new game, ensured I had battle mode 'set' and am only catching and using Jhoto pokemon only for my run and the achievements seem to be working 100%.

    Still not sure if that's the actual issue but it definitely prevented my previous run from working.

    All other requirements were being met.
    RoSt190 24 Jan 2024 02:28
    lol, 5 lv 7 hoothoot's easy win
    Reidoleiras 30 Jan 2024 23:58
    Used:

    - Unown (K) lvl 8 (Hidden Power Ice)
    - Hoothoot lvl 7
    - Cyndaquil lvl 9
    Maplestrip 2 Feb 2024 16:33
    For some reason I thought any Pokémon regularly catchable was allowed, so I went in with a Polywag, Ghastly, and Geodude among others. I thought these would be a fun challenge, but I really don't want to limit my team such a limited selection in this playthrough, so I guess I won't go for these after all... :(
    IanJ1988 19 Feb 2024 15:18
    Somehow managed to get it with a Gastly in my party.
    DarthZeckara 27 Feb 2024 00:13
    I used an entire party of HootHoots all at lvl 9 and didn't get this. Wtf?
    Soulimpinho 27 Feb 2024 00:54
    If it evolve, it doesn't will count
    SolidarityGG 17 May 2024 21:44
    most of the banned pokemon make sense but why mareep family and remoraid family?
    Maplestrip 18 May 2024 13:12
    Any Pokémon that is only obtainable through external trade is banned. You sadly can't get Remoraid and Mareep in this game.
    SolidarityGG 18 May 2024 15:52
    Ah, that's right, they're only in gold/silver...that's fine then.

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