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Here's the Monotype guide sorted by type. Italics means the Pokemon evolves into that type or you must change the Pokemon’s Form for it to become that type Underline means the Pokemon loses that type Bold indicates Legendaries *Asterisks* means that the Pokemon has a Mega Evolution of the type Unobtainable Mons are the Pokemon that are not obtainable in-game, Including choices such as MEgg and Starters Bug Dark Dragon Electric Fairy Fighting Fire Flying Grass Ground Ghost Ice Normal Poison Psychic Rock Steel Water And That's it!, Comment If there are any mistakes. I'll try to edit it.
This is a list that shows at a quick look what different Pokemon are available at any given time in game in a monotype run. Each spoiler is a new badge length of the game, including the most readily available member of the evolution line of the Pokemon, and does not mention Pokemon available in previous areas. Italics indicate Pokemon that will evolve into a type. Underline indicates Pokemon that will lose that type by their final evolution (mainly, for collecting, unless you want to use badge 17 Azurill for Normal type) Bold indicates legendary Pokemon **Asterisks** indicate Pokemon who are available by chance or choice earlier in the game, then reliably again later in the game. If you miss a chance or want all options of a choice, follow the asterisks to the second usage. Strikethrough indicates Pokemon which will have a mega-evolution that changes into the target type, such as Sceptile -> Dragon. Whether or not these are legal for your monotype run are up to you. All types that do not feature any new Pokemon will be listed at the bottom of each spoiler tag. Suggested Rules for a Monotype Run: 1. You can only use Pokemon of a single type for all battles. Pokemon that will evolve into a type may be used, but must be evolved by the end of the run. Optional: other typed mons can be used for: HM usage, field transformations for quests, catching Pokemon, 'impossible' boss battles. 2. If you're playing with a type that doesn't have any starters that will evolve into it, you must choose a starter and then ditch it in the PC once you catch your new Pokemon and it is able to put up a fight. Other rules are at your discretion, have fun with it! Starters Dark: Froakie, Litten Dragon: Charmander/Treecko Fairy: Popplio Fighting: Chespin/Torchic/Chimchar/Tepig Fire: Charmander/Cyndaquil/Torchic/Chimchar/Tepig/Fennekin/Litten Flying: Charmander, Rowlet Ghost: Rowlet Grass: Bulbasaur/Chikorita/Treecko/Turtwig/Snivy/Chespin/Rowlet Ground: Turtwig/Mudkip Poison: Bulbasaur Psychic: Fennekin Steel: Piplup Water: Squirtle/Totodile/Mudkip/Piplup/Oshawott/Froakie/Popplio Nothing new: Bug, Electric, Ice, Normal, Rock. The first two types and Normal have representatives immediately available before the first badge, though Ice and Rock do not. Beginning to Julia Bug: Spinarak, Combee, Pineco, Caterpie, Ledyba, Wurmple, Burmy, Kricketot, Surskit, Grubbin/Joltik* Dark: Poochyena, Stunky, Purrloin Dragon: Noibat Electric: Pachirisu*, Tynamo, Blitzle, Grubbin/Joltik* Fairy: Igglybuff Fire: Pansear* Flying: Pidgey, Hoothoot, Combee, Spearow, Caterpie, Ledyba, Wurmple, Noibat, Woobat, Surskit Grass: Cherubi, Burmy-L, Budew Ground: Burmy-S Normal: Bidoof, Meowth, Minccino*, Patrat, Pidgey, Rattata, Hoothoot, Spearow, Whismur, Igglybuff, Teddiursa, Zigzagoon* Poison: Ekans, Spinarak, Gulpin, Grimer, Wurmple, Stunky, Trubbish, Budew Psychic: Woobat, Munna, Espurr* Steel: Pineco, Burmy-T Water: Bidoof, Finneon, Goldeen, Surskit, Panpour*, Nothing new: Fighting, Ghost, Ice, Rock Julia to Florinia Bug: Venonat Dark: Pancham Electric: Plusle, Minun, Shinx, Pichu, Electrike Fairy: Swirlix Fighting: Makuhita, Mankey, Pancham, Buneary Fire: Numel, Litleo, Slugma Flying: Pidove, Hoppip, Ducklett* Ghost: Frillish* Grass: Hoppip, Bellsprout, Oddish, Sunflora, Lotad, Bounsweet Ground: Numel, Onix, Nidoran M. Ice: Vanillite, Seel/Spheal* Normal: Pidove, Skitty, Glameow, Buneary, Sentret, Slakoth, Castform, Happiny, Lillipup, Litleo, Yungoos Poison: Bellsprout, Oddish, Venonat, Koffing, Nidoran M. Psychic: Spoink, Pichu, Bronzor* Rock: Onix, Bonsly, Slugma Steel: Klink, Onix, Bronzor* Water: Ducklett*, Lotad, Clauncher/Clamperl/Seel/Spheal/Remoraid/Frillish* Nothing new: Dragon Florinia to Corey Bug: Beedrill, Scatterbug, Sewaddle, Paras, Nincada* Dragon: Mareep Electric: Emolga, Mareep, Helioptile Fairy: Snubbull*, Morelull Fighting: Stufful* Fire: Fletchling Flying: Scatterbug, Emolga, Doduo, Drifloon, Fletchling, Nincada* Ghost: Shuppet, Drifloon, Nincada* Grass: Carnivine, Sewaddle, Pansage, Paras, Tangela, Petilil, Fomantis, Morelull, Skiddo/Deerling* Ground: Bunnelby, Phanpy, Nincada* Normal: Bunnelby, Helioptile, Doduo, Aipom, Stufful*, Fletchling, Deerling*, Stantler* Poison: Beedrill Nothing new: Dark, Ice, Psychic, Rock, Steel, Water Corey to Shelly Dark: Murkrow, A.Rattata, A.Meowth, Zorua Fairy: Carbink/Mime Jr.*, Spritzee Fire: Growlithe, Ponyta* Flying: Murkrow Ghost: Pumpkaboo Grass: Pumpkaboo Ground: Diglett, Geodude, Sandshrew Ice: Cryogonal* Normal: Dunsparce, A.Rattata, Furfrou*, Zangoose Psychic: Gothita, Chingling, Unown, Espurr*, Mime Jr.* Rock: Geodude, Carbink* Water: Buizel* Nothing new: Bug, Dragon, Electric, Fighting, Poison, Steel Mystery Egg By trading a Growlithe Egg to a policeman in Jasper Ward, you can get 1 out of 18 eggs. This is random for every save file and cannot be manipulated. If you get one that is a part of Monotype, great! If you don't, oh well, they are all available later. Bug: Larvesta Dark: Pawniard/Sneasel Dragon: Axew Electric: Elekid Fairy: Togepi/Azurill/Cottonee/A.Vulpix Fighting: Shroomish Fire: Larvesta/Vulpix Flying: Togepi/Starly Ghost: Phantump/Gastly Grass: Shroomish/Phantump/Cottonee Ground: Drilbur Ice: Sneasel/A.Vulpix Normal: Azurill/Starly Poison: Gastly/Mareanie Psychic: Staryu Rock: Rockruff Steel: Drilbur/Pawniard Water: Staryu/Azurill/Mareanie Shelly to Shade Bug: Skorupi Dark: Nuzleaf, Houndour/Carvanha*, Skorupi, Scraggy Electric: Voltorb, Togedemaru Fairy: Mawile Fighting: Scraggy, Croagunk Fire: Houndour* Flying: Natu*, Tropius Ghost: Duskull, Yamask, Golett* Grass: Tropius, Nuzleaf Ground: Swinub, Nidorina, Barboach, Golett/Baltoy* Ice: Cubchoo, Swinub, Smoochum, A. Sandshrew Normal: Porygon Poison: Skorupi, Nidorina, Croagunk Psychic: Solrock/Lunatone*, Smoochum, Natu/Baltoy/Elgyem* Rock: Solrock/Lunatone* Steel: Mawile, A. Sandshrew, Togedemaru Water: Barboach, Carvanha* Nothing new: Dragon Shade to Kiki Bug: Shuckle Dark: Corphish Dragon: Turtonator* Electric: Stunfisk Fighting: Throh, Meditite, Sawk, Crabrawler Fire: Heatmor/Turtonator* Ghost: Sandygast Ground: Stunfisk, A.Diglett, Sandygast Ice: Crabrawler Normal: Ditto Psychic: Meditite Rock: Binacle, Shuckle, Nosepass, Corsola Steel: Nosepass, A.Diglett Water: Binacle, Krabby, Corphish, Corsola, Pyukumuku Nothing new: Fairy, Flying, Grass, Poison Kiki to Aya Bug: Yanma, Shelmet, Nincada, Venipede Dark: Inkay, Spiritomb Dragon: Exeggcute Fire: Cubone Flying: Yanma, Nincada, Zubat Ghost: Nincada, Spiritomb, Cubone Grass: Exeggcute, Foongus Ground: Palpitoad, Wooper, Shellos, Cubone, Nincada Poison: Foongus, Venipede, Zubat Psychic: Exeggcute, Inkay Water: Palpitoad, Wooper, Shellos Nothing new: Electric, Fairy, Fighting, Ice, Normal, Rock, Steel Aya to Serra Bug: Karrablast, Volbeat, Illumise, Anorith, Cutiefly Dark: Sandile, Eevee, Cacnea* Dragon: Skrelp, Trapinch Electric: Dedenne, Eevee, A.Geodude, Oricorio Fairy: Dedenne, Eevee, Cutiefly, Comfey, Audino Fighting: Poliwag, Tepig* Fire: Darumaka, Eevee, Tepig*, Oricorio, Pansear* Flying: Mantyke, Farfetch'd, Taillow, Chatot, Archen*, Oricorio, Pikipek, Ducklett*, Natu** Ghost: Misdreavus, Oricorio, Golett** Grass: Deerling*, Maractus/Cacnea*, Eevee, Lileep, Chikorita* Ground: Sandile, Trapinch, Baltoy/Golett** Ice: Eevee Normal: Spinda, Farfetch'd, Deerling*, Taillow, Chatot, Smeargle, Eevee, Pikipek, Minccino*, Kecleon, Furfrou*, Audino Poison: Skrelp Psychic: Eevee, Oricorio, Natu/Baltoy/Elgyem** Rock: Aron, Kabuto, Omanyte, Lileep, Anorith, Cranidos, Shieldon, Tirtouga/Archen*, Solrock/Lunatone*, A.Geodude Steel: Karrablast, Aron, Shieldon Water: Squirtle*, Skrelp, Basculin, Luvdisc, Mantyke, Poliwag, Eevee, Kabuto, Omanyte, Tirtouga*, Clauncher*, Panpour*, Remoraid*, Ducklett* Serra to Noel Bug: Durant Ground: Hippopotas Steel: Durant NO NEW POKEMON: Dark, Dragon, Electric, Fairy, Fighting, Fire, Flying, Ghost, Grass, Ice, Normal, Poison, Psychic, Rock, Water Noel to Radomus Bug: Heracross/Pinsir, Dewpider Dragon: Swablu Electric: Pachirisu* Fairy: Flabebe, Swablu Fighting: Heracross, Tyrogue, Passimian, Bewear* Flying: Swablu, Delibird, Sigilyph, Pinsir Grass: Skiddo Ground: Mudbray Ice: Delibird Normal: Tauros, Bouffalant, Miltank, Stantler*, Swablu, Girafarig, Komala, Oranguru, Bewear*, Linoone* Poison: Qwilfish, Seviper Psychic: Girafarig, Sigilyph, Oranguru, Drowzee Water: Qwilfish, Dewpider, Wishiwashi Nothing new: Dark, Fire, Ghost, Rock, Steel Radomus to Luna Dark: Sableye Dragon: Tyrunt Electric: Rotom Fairy: Carbink* Fighting: Chespin* Fire: Litwick, Cyndaquil* Ghost: Sableye, Litwick, Rotom Grass: Chespin* Ice: Amaura, Seel* Normal: Lickitung, Type:Null Psychic: Solosis, Wynaut, Bronzor*, Abra Rock: Amaura, Tyrunt, Roggenrola, Carbink* Steel: Bronzor*, Piplup* Water: Alomomola, Piplup*, Seel* Nothing new: Bug, Flying, Ground, Poison Luna to Samson (No return to Reborn City for Four Badges): Bug: Crustle Dark: Absol, Vullaby Dragon: Horsea Fairy: Clefairy Fighting: Timburr, Machoke, Hawlucha, Mienfoo Fire: Vulpix Flying: Rufflet, Hawlucha, Vullaby Ghost: Snorunt Ground: Rhyhorn Ice: Bergmite, Snorunt, Cryogonal*, Spheal* Normal: Rufflet Rock: Crustle, Rhyhorn, Rockruff Water: Horsea, Spheal* Nothing new: Electric, Grass, Poison, Psychic, Steel Samson to Charlotte Dark: Pawniard Dragon: Druddigon Electric: Magnemite Fairy: Cottonee Fire: Salandit Flying: Starly, Gligar Ghost: Phantump Grass: Cottonee, Phantump, Snover Ground: Gligar Ice: Snover Normal: Starly, Kangaskhan, Munchlax Poison: Salandit Steel: Magnemite, Pawniard Water: Golduck, Wailmer Nothing new: Bug, Fighting, Psychic, Rock Charlotte to Terra Dragon: Drampa Electric: Elekid, Chinchou Fairy: A.Vulpix Fighting: Riolu Fire: Magby, Rotom-H Flying: Rotom-F Grass: Rotom-M Ice: A.Vulpix, Rotom-C Normal: Drampa Rock: Relicanth Steel: Riolu Water: Relicanth, Chinchou, Clamperl*, Rotom-W Nothing new: Bug, Dark, Ghost, Ground, Poison, Psychic Terra to Ciel Dark: Sneasel, A.Grimer Fire: Fennekin* Grass: Turtwig* Ground: Turtwig* Ice: Lapras, Sneasel Poison: A.Grimer Psychic: Fennekin* Water: Totodile*, Lapras, Feebas Nothing new: Bug, Dragon, Electric, Fairy, Fighting, Flying, Ghost, Normal, Rock, Steel Ciel to Adrienn Bug: Wimpod, Grubbin*, Joltik* Dragon: Treecko*, Charmander* Electric: Grubbin*, Joltik* Fairy: Klefki, Popplio*, Snubbull*, Ralts, Mime Jr.* Fighting: Ralts Fire: Charmander*, Torkoal Flying: Charmander*, Aerodactyl, Wingull Ghost: Frillish*, Dhelmise Grass: Dhelmise, Treecko* Ground: Mudkip*, Drilbur Ice: Shellder Poison: Tentacool, Mareanie Psychic: Ralts, Staryu, Mime Jr.*, Beldum Rock: Aerodactyl, Tirtouga/Archen* Steel: Klefki, Drilbur, Beldum Water: Mudkip*, Frillish*, Tentacool, Shellder, Staryu, Wingull, Popplio*, Mareanie, Wimpod Nothing new: Dark, Normal Adrienn to Titania, Amaria Bug: Heracross/Pinsir Dark: Cacturne*, Litten, Magikarp Dragon: Gible, Goomy Fairy: Mimikyu, Togepi Fighting: Chimchar* Fire: Litten**, Chimchar* Flying: Magikarp, Skarmory, Rowlet*, Minior, Togepi, Pinsir Ghost: Honedge, Rowlet*, Mimikyu Grass: Cacturne*, Ferroseed, Rowlet*, Bulbasaur* Ground: Gible Poison: Bulbasaur* Psychic: Bruxish Rock: Minior Steel: Skarmory, Ferroseed, Honedge Water: Magikarp, Phione, Bruxish, Oshawott** Nothing new: Electric, Ice, Normal Amaria to Hardy Bug: Scyther, Larvesta Dark: Larvitar, Deino, Froakie*, Litten** Dragon: Dratini, Bagon, Axew, Deino, Jangmo-o, Poipole Fairy: Marill Fighting: Torchic*, Shroomish, Jangmo-o Fire: Torchic*, Larvesta, Litten** Flying: Scyther, Dratini, Bagon Ghost: Gastly Grass: Shroomish, Snivy* Ground: Larvitar Normal: Azurill Poison: Gastly, Poipole Psychic: Slowpoke Rock: Larvitar Steel: Scyther Water: Slowpoke, Marill, Froakie*, Oshawott** Nothing new: Electric, Ice Enjoy your monotypes!
Table of Contents: Chapter 1: An explosively lucky start! (Current chapter) [vs Julia] Chapter 2: Rivals, Vines and Deserts [vs Florinia] Chapter 3: Forests, Jungles and Revelations... Chapter 4: Release your soul from Poison... [vs Corey] Chapter 5: Gang wars and kidnappings Chapter 6: Insect Wars [vs Shelly] Chapter 7: Chasing the pretty boy Chapter 8: Straightjacket jam and ghastly encounters [vs Shade] Chapter 9: Buzzing on Ice, ft. Deliverance Chapter 10: Through Fire and Water [Fight vs Cal] Chapter 11: Try punching Skydancing bugs... [vs Kiki] Chapter 12: Forbidden allies and death by Dragon [vs Solaris' Garchomp] Chapter 13: (Still) chasing the pretty boy... and other grassy problems Chapter 14: Cleanse the Poison with Steel [vs Aya] Chapter 15: Rescue time and Yureyu raid! Chapter 16: Now you see me... now you don't... through the mirror [vs Serra] Chapter 17: Establishing... Shocking defences! Chapter 18: From chasms to peaks.... and off to sweeps! [vs Noel] Chapter 19: Endless grass and rivalries... Chapter 20: Lies and truth... among the fake gods [vs Dittoceus] Chapter 21: Entomophobia [vs Radomus] Chapter 22: Heretics, Lepidopterists and... the Twilight Zone [vs Luna] Chapter 23: Post the gate to Agate... Circuses, Strongmen and Quiver Dancers... [vs Samson] Chapter 24: Revelations, desperation and flames that burn souls. Chapter 25: Bugs vs Firebug! [vs Charlotte] Chapter 26: Winter Olympics, Reborn Style! Chapter 27: Ice Age, the Meltdown! [vs Blake] Chapter 28: "How to eliminate your brain cells", a best seller by M3G4T3RR4 [vs Terra] Chapter 29: Every Teardrop is a Waterfall Chapter 30: Maginot Line [Fiore Mansion Battles] Chapter 31: Waltzing through the Clouds [vs Ciel] Chapter 32: Claustrophobia Chapter 33: Another one bites the dust: Guilt and Desperation Chapter 34: Here comes your Angel... ft. the Pixies! [vs Adrienn] Chapter 35: Teamwork and iron will! [vs Titania] Chapter 36: Never get drowned in sorrow [vs Amaria] CHAPTER 1: An explosively lucky start! About three months ago, I was discussing with a friend about pokemon, so chat went to our most hated typings, to which (ofc) I chose bug, which I absolutely hated with a passion, apart from a couple exceptions (looking at you Butterfree <3). So, he wanted to make a bet that I wouldn't be able to beat Current episode of Pokemon Reborn by using only Bug types. Of course, I couldn't say no to such a challenge, and I accepted (bracing my heart to use pokemon I didn't like at all till then...). So, I began my playthrough, after running some research on Bulbapedia to not be a complete noob... Character name: Angel Sex: Non-binary Since I don't have the know-how to hack a bug-type starter for me, I decided to pick one based on breeding purposes. And since bug types lack (till gen VI) a good water type, I decided to pick Squirtle in order to breed Hydro Pump on a Surskit! My squirtle had great IVs, which was a great start for the game. I named her Respect (cause I'll eventually store her in box, but I'll always respect her) and she defeated easily Cain's Nidoran and Victoria's Tepig, before heading outside to get my first little bug... And, oh, the joy! It was a shiny Spinarak. And it has a 30 Attack IV, god damn! I caught her and named her Happiness. This run honestly couldn't have started any better! By wandering around I saved the Zigzagoon from the Bridge, it learned headbutt, so I managed to get a Combee (took ages of Headbutting a tree, I even found a shiny male Combee, fml, I know) and a Pineco as well. I also got a couple Burmy's but I never liked the idea of using Wormadam, so I boxed them. I also picked Kelly's Kricketot and a couple more catches, in the form of shiny Caterpie and Wurmple. Soon, I had a team consisting of: Valor, the Pineco (Male) Careful/Sturdy Protect Bug Bite Take Down Self-Destruct Valiant, the Kricketune (Male) Bold/Swarm Growl Bide Struggle Bug Fury Cutter Braveheart, the Butterfree (Male) Timid/Tinted Lens Confusion Sleep Powder Stun Spore Gust Patience, the Dustox (Male) Calm/Compound Eyes Gust Confusion Poison Powder Moonlight Happiness, the Spinarak (Female) Hardy/Sniper Poison Sting Leech Life Night Shade Scary Face Royalty, the Combee (Female) Bold/Honey Gather Sweet Scent Gust Bug Bite The evolutions were the result of grinding, destroying Fern's ass outside one of the two factories (the wrong one, idiot was waiting at the wrong place, then blaming others for his incompetence) and struggling through double battles in the correct factory... I don't know which was worse, having to survive Rock Tombs of Arons and Roggenrollas or admit that Fern carried me through that hell. At least I made it up to him by managing to handle the Magby while he was using Growth for 27 times in a row and getting annihilated. Bless the Lord for Night Shade, Spinarak saved the day, as well as Dustox with Poison Powder/Moonlight Stall. So, after that and with the aforementioned team, I went happily to fight Julia... VS JULIA Happily before the fight... I swear, this fight gets harder every time I replay Reborn. She leads with Helioptile and proceeds to Glare at my Valor, who is the slowest thing on Earth anyways! My Pinecone... errr Pineco, escapes through Paralysis and takes down Helioptile with a Bug Bite spam. Then, Julia sends in her first (small) ball of doom, and I consider it a good time to stack up Fury Cutter with Valiant. My Kricketune takes down Voltorb and wastes Julia's first potion with 3 Fury Cutters, but is in the red, so I swap him with Braveheart, who has to face the second Voltorb. Voltorb and Butterfree exchange Charge Beams and Confusions, but thank God, it gets zero Sp.Atk. boosts, and Julia has to waste a potion to take down my Braveheart. I send in Happiness, happy that I will just Night Shade and kill it... NOPE! This round m***fucker decides to explode, killing my spider and itself in the process.... There goes my easy fixed damage on Electrode plan! Julia sends in Emolga, so I say "Fuck this shit" to myself, and send in Combee to take a shot, as I heal Valor to full HP. Combee dies to 1 Acrobatics and my Pineco lives another Acrobatics with Sturdy, to perform the sequel of the previous round. It Self-Destructs in the face of the flying ele squirrel, killing himself, and its opponent! Dustox single-handedly kills Blitzle by an alteration of Poison Powder, Confusion and Moonlight, while I wonder why the Flame Charge isn't even taking half of Dustox's HP... This thing is a legit God! Finally, Electrode comes in. It is my third attempt, so I know that I need some luck. I leave Dustox in, and Poison Powder it, getting the damage going. At least, Julia has used her 2 potions already. Electrode Decides to go for Charge Beam, but fails to get the stat boost, as I start using Confusion/Moonlight in turns. However, it begins to Rollout (please miss, ffs) and in 3 turns, my Dustox is murdered from full HP... I send in my Kricketune, who has about 8 HP. AND YES, ROLLOUT MISSES! Knowing that if I attack it with Fury Cutter, Aftermath will probably cost me the win, I had selected Struggle Bug in advance. It leaves the Electrode with 7 HP and Poison Powder damage secures the kill, granting me my first badge (highly useful), my first TM (Charge Beam, highly useless) and a sleepy ex-cheerleader. I scream YES-YES like a maniac though, since it was my 3rd attempt to beat her and I start to get hopes that mono-Bug might be possible actually! Hugely surprised by Dustox's resillience and by Pineco's and Combee's sacrifices! Bugs gaining my respect! Now I shall go take care of weird plants that wreak havoc, as Victoria informs me... Good luck myself! PS. Stay tuned, and feel free to provide any feedback guys and girls! Hope you enjoy!