Scavengers Official Hunt Thread (Old)

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ashiemore

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Hey everyone! As you may or may not already know, the Scavengers room is a long-standing public room on Pokémon Showdown! Created long ago, the room focuses on Scavenger Hunts, short and engaging trivia games that test the user's knowledge and searching skills in a variety of question types. In particular, the room focuses on Official Hunts, which award points to the finishers. Official hunts are led by the Room Owners and Mods.

Official Hunts award points to the five highest placing users; first place earns 20 points, second place 15 points, third place 10, fourth place 5, and fifth place 1. Any user that finishes within 1 minute of the hunt's starting will earn 10 extra BLITZ points.

Every month, users will compete in Official Hunts to gain points on a ladder hosted here; the top players from each month will be recorded and receive special mentions in future ladders and the room itself. Each of the top 3 placers will also receive a nomination for room voice.

February ladder twist: if the 1st place finisher finishes in less than half of the time of the 2nd place finisher, they get 5 extra points.

>>>Click here for leaderboard<<<


Special thanks to Spy, Darnell, Level 51, The Captain., Vacate, Alter, Shame That, Joim, and The Immortal for their past help with the room.
 
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queez

wandering and wondering
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Here are the officials for July so far (occured on the old ladder, but the points are on this one!)
July 1, 2015
Host: Aeolia
Winner: Gleeb
Second place: Catacomb
Third place: Mr. Uncompetitive
Consolation prize to: blackburn009, shadowscyther22, social netwerk, Mellow Jo
Solution: DestinyTower SkyPeakStationPasses, Here Comes Team Rocket, Flute of Fleura

July 2, 2015
Host: Gleeb
Winner: Weebl
Second place: social netwerk
Third place: kevinrocks
Consolation prize to: Chupps, Catacomb, MeButY(~'o')~u82, Mr. Uncompetitive, PyoroLoli, Manaphy286, Eyan
Solution: judgment, redflag, tm21

July 2, 2015
Host: Wan the Avatar
Winner: Gleeb
Second place: social netwerk
Third place: Gargoyle31
Consolation prize to: Aeolia, Chupps, Mr. Uncompetitive
Solution: sendoffspring, newmoonisland, expansionsuit

July 3, 2015
Host: iap
Winner: Weebl
Second place: GoodMorningEspeon
Third place: adiass
Consolation prize to: xfix, HeracrossTheGreek, Wan the Avatar, what even the HECK, Cattail Prophet, Mr. Uncompetitive
Solution: 230, berry, paras

July 3, 2015
Host: Mr. Uncompetitive
Winner: GoodMorningEspeon
Second place: kevinrocks
Third place: Flerovium
Consolation prize to: Aeolia, pyorololi
Solution: pokemonpuzzleleague, yanmega, pokemonstadium2
 
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kevinrocks

Merry Wanderer of the Night
07/05/15 6:00 PM GMT

Winner: Chupps
Second place: Mr. Uncompetitive
Third place: GoodMorningEspeon
Consolation prize to: Weebl, Flerovium
Solution: buneary, drapion, jules

Questions:
1) This is the only Pokemon Keira is known to have in the games
2) This Pokemon with Battle Armor has a type that no other Pokemon with Battle Armor has
3) This Pokemon anime character's English and Japanese names are both similar to electrical units of measurement (give english name)

Hey, I know q3 had some problems with watt the scientist and joules not being strictly electricity related, but he was still the only character that came close to the criteria besides the aforementioned watt.
 
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7/5/2015 :toast:

Winner:
Wan the Avatar
Second place: Aeolia
Third place: Gleeb
Fourth place: GoodMorningEspeon
Fifth place: Weebl
Solution: mimejr, imakunisdoduo, numel

Questions :D
Q1: In HeartGold & SoulSilver, what Pokémon will mimic the player when it is the walking Pokémon in Copycat’s house?
Q2: This Pokémon TCG card has a rather unusual request: that the player throw the card.
Q3: There is an evolutionary line with two stages plus a Mega Pokémon. These three Pokemon have 7 different abilities amongst them. What is the base evolutionary form of this line?

This was a fun hunt, even though it was over way faster than i thought it would be. Thanks to ashiemore for hosting and qc'ing, Instant Apple Pie for quality checking as well, and thank you to everyone who came for my birthday official! n_n
 
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GoodMorningEspeon

pondering mongoose
is a Battle Simulator Staff Alumnus
07/05/15 GMT-4

Winner: Wan the Avatar [BLITZ] (BONUS)
Second place: xfix
Third place: ILRB
Consolation prize to: Gleeb, adiass
Solution: lucyfleetfoot, magnemite, futurebeingledian

Questions:
1) Who is the only playable female character in a Pokemon game that does not have a male counterpart? (full name)
2) Which Pokemon evolutionary line speaks in all capital letters in the Pokemon Mystery Dungeon series? (Include only the base form in your answer.)
3) This Trainer battles using humans rather than Pokemon (Include the trainer class in your answer).

Apparently an official question similar to Q3 was used in a past official hunt. It probably would've been harder if that weren't the case, since some people may or may not have recognized it. Oh well.

Thanks to Cattail Prophet and Instant Apple Pie for quality checking and also to ashiemore for hosting!
 
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07/05/15 6:00 PM GMT

Winner: Aeolia
Second place: Catacomb
Third place: eeveeattract
Consolation prize to: Manaphy286, iap.
Solution: bellchimetrail, thewaywardwanderer, abundantshrine.

Questions:

1) No background music plays in this gen 4 location
2) You can use dragonite after you complete this mission in Pokemon Ranger (give the name of the mission)
3)The protagonist from Pokemon Colosseum shares his name with this ingame trainer from another region. Give the location of where this trainer is fought

so q1 had an alt answer ;~; so i just gave the real answer to everyone who gave me the alt answer
 
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Mr. Uncompetitive

That was when it all began.
is a Contributor Alumnus
07/05/15 7:00 PM EST

Winner: GoodMorningEspeon (got the time bonus, how the hell did you take less than 25% of the time Chupps took o___o)
Second Place: Chupps
Third Place: Dylas
Consolation Prize to: Shadowscyther22, blackburn009
Solution: shadowhalf, lostworld, 9tailcrest

Questions:
1) This is the only status move with a recharge turn
2) This Stadium Card provides an additional way for each player to win the game
3) This item was needed in order to save Gardevoir in Pokemon Mystery Dungeon (Use the in-game name)

Holy fuck people had a hard time with this hunt. q1 I basically had to give away towards the end once everyone was hopelessly spamming answers based on the more basic hints I gave and TCG questions are always hard af. I'm still happy with the questions but I'll try to keep things easier and try to get a better feel for hint giving. Hopefully y'all enjoyed and didn't get too angry at me ^^`

Also shoutouts to ashiemore, Queez, and (partially) ILRB for qcing, ashiemore for hosting, and Rhythms for allegedly having the answer for q3 right as we ended the hunt~
 
07/07/2015 GMT-4

Winner:
Wan the Avatar.
Second place:
ILRB.
Third place:
Dylas.
Consolation prize to:
Aeolia, Zipzapadam.
Solution: alakazamgengarjigglypuff, charizard17, pokmonassociation.

Questions:

1) What Pokémon can be seen bearing symbols that resemble tattoos despite the fact that they do not normally have them (Alphabetical order if more than one)?
2) What Pokémon in the anime has used the greatest number of unique moves, and how many has it used (Format: PokémonNumber)?
3) According to the manga, who made the Triple Battle?

Thanks to Instant Apple Pie for hosting and Snaquaza and kevinrocks for QC'ing!

PS: I gave 11 hints!

happy birthday me :> :toast:
 
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7/9/15

Winner: Mr. Uncompetitive
Second place: Catacomb
Third place: Dylas
Fourth place: adiass
Fifth place: no-one
Solution: thunder, bronzong, pokemonmysterydungeongatestoinfinity

Questions :D
1) What move's name is included in the names of five other moves?
2) Due to both of a Pokémon's abilities being utilized at the same time in Pokémon Mystery Dungeon, this Pokémon and its pre-evolution have no weaknesses in said games.
3) In which game does shininess change not only a Pokémon’s appearance, but its moveset? (Full name, format é as e.)

Thanks to Xylen for hosting the hunt, thanks to ashiemore, Instant Apple Pie, and (2/3) Wan the Avatar for quality checking, and congratulations to everyone who participated in the hunt! next time i do a hunt it'll be at a better time :1
 
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11/07/15 (6.30PM GMT)

Winner of Scavenger Hunt:
GoodMorningEspeon
Second place: xfix
Third place: Eyan
Fourth place: Trauer
Fifth place: kevinrocks

Solution:
feebas, grubbyhanky, clawboroboextendoarmgreenmeaniecageclaw

(no blitz; no bonus)

Questions...
1) Which Pokemon has the lowest maximum Pokeathlon performance stats?
2) What item can be used to exchange for a Fluffy Tail in the main game series?
3) Which machine was used to capture Solrock and Lunatone in the anime?

Thanks to ashiemore for both hosting and qc and Snaquaza for qc.
 
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kevinrocks

Merry Wanderer of the Night
07/12/15 3:00 AM GMT

Winner: Wan the Avatar (bonus)
Second place: Aeolia
Third place: Chupps
Consolation prize to: Dylas,Trauer
Solution:
sunflora festival, gyarados, rayquaza


Questions:
1) This Pokemon festival is held in Bloomingvale
2) What is Pikachu dressed up as in the 151st Promotional XY TCG card?
3) The anime episode from which the "you interrupted my banana for this?" meme originated was a TV debut for this Pokemon

Thanks to ashiemore for hosting!
 
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queez

wandering and wondering
is a Battle Simulator Moderator Alumnus
07/12/15 5:00 PM GMT

Winner: Flerovium
Second place: GoodMorningEspeon
Third place: Weebl
Fourth place: Trauer
Fifth place: racky54

Solution:
emerald, larvitarmedititeshuckle, castformember
Questions:
1. Name the game in which a Zigzagoon chases a professor around toward the beginning of the game (do not include "Pokemon" or "version" in your answer.)
2. Name the 3 Pokemon that you can receive by trading a rare Pokemon of each of the 3 Poke Spots in Pokemon XD: Gale of Darkness (alphabetical order.)
3. Factor Members is an anagram of a Normal-type Pokemon and a move it can learn; name both.

Finally gettin' back into the swing of things
Congratulations to the winners!
 
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kevinrocks

Merry Wanderer of the Night
07/15/15 3:00 PM GMT

Winner: GoodMorningEspeon (bonus)
Second place: Painter Espeon
Third place: Trauer
Fourth place: Aeolia
Fifth place: eeveeattract

Solution:
dusclops, mawile, rapidash
Questions:
1. What is the Pokemon with the highest Special Defense that isn't full evolved?
2. What Pokemon can you find on iron island if you have Pokemon Ruby in the cartridge slot of a DS?
3. What pokemon has a non-core series game's name in it's name?

Grats everyone!
 
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7/15/15

First place: social netwerk
Second place: Wan the Avatar
Third place: GoodMorningEspeon
Fourth place: Mr. Uncompetitive
Fifth place: Dylas
Solution: aslowpokemon, ice, yawn

Questions :D
Q1: In Unova’s horoscope, all months have an associated item except for one. Instead of an item, what are trainers born in this month recommended to keep with them?
Q2: This type of tile's Secret Power animation can be that of an increased or decreased priority move, depending on the generation it is used in.
Q3: Aside from Bubble and Bubble Beam, every instance of this move being used in the anime has involved the user releasing bubbles.

Special thanks to Manaphy286 for qc'ing, Instant Apple Pie for hosting and qc'ing, kevinrocks for ending the hunt, and congratulations to everyone who solved the hunt!
 
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GoodMorningEspeon

pondering mongoose
is a Battle Simulator Staff Alumnus
07/16/15 GMT-4

Winner: Zipzapadam (BONUS)
Second place: The Real Red
Third place: dugtrio dug (social netwerk)
Fourth place: iap
Fifth place: HeracrossTheGreek

Solution:
route18, geosengetown, pokemontetris

Questions:
1) This route in the Unova region is a dead end (Format your answer as routenumber).
2) In which location in the main series Pokémon games does a person reference the Bee Gees song, “Stayin’ Alive”?
3) This was the final game in the Pokémon series to display Jynx's skin color as black rather than purple. (Format any é in your answer as e)

Congratulations to all of the finishers! Thanks to ILRB and xfix for quality checking and a special thanks to Wan the Avatar for hosting! n_n
 
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07/17/15 GMT +0

Winner:
Chupps:pirate:
Second place: social netwerk
Third place: Weebl
Fourth place: GoodMorningEspeon
Fifth place: Trauer

Solution:
polkadotbow, springpath, pokemontetris

Questions...

1) In Gen 2 this item boosted the power of a certain type by a percent other than 10
2) In Pokemon Diamond and Pearl, music from the Old Cheateau is also played in this different location. However in Pokemon Platinum the location's music was changed.
3) This was the first Pokemon game to be released in Europe but not North America (Format é as e)

 
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07/18/15

Winner:
Zipzapadam
Second place: GoodMorningEspeon
Third place: HeracrossTheGreek
Consolation prize to: Weebl, pyorololi.

Solution:
route47, kirk, marcus.

Questions...

1) Flying type pokemon are unable to acquire a shiny leaf in this location.
2) Silver stole another pokemon besides his starter pokemon. Name the trainer he stole it from.
3) This person in pokemon ranger 2 claims to be in control of rangers in Fiore.
 
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GoodMorningEspeon

pondering mongoose
is a Battle Simulator Staff Alumnus
07/19/15 GMT-4

Winner: XK-Zuko [BLITZ]
Second place: kevinrocks [BLITZ]
Third place: Dylas
Fourth place: Mr. Uncompetitive
Fifth place: Aeril8 (MeButYou82)
Consolation prize to: adiass, Noguy5

Solution: golbat, hyperbeam, leafstone

Questions:
1) The SPE Bag M in Super Training is designed after which Pokémon?
2) Which move was used by Rayquaza in Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Red/Blue Rescue Team to destroy a falling meteorite?
3) In Pokémon Black and White, the ore maniac will not recognize this item but will do so in Pokémon Black 2 and White 2.

Impressive blitzes by XK-Zuko and kevinrocks o:
Congratulations to all of the finishers! And special thanks to Wan the Avatar for quality checking and of course xfix for hosting, advertising, and quality checking. n_n
 
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kevinrocks

Merry Wanderer of the Night
07/21/15 11 PM GMT

Winner: Dylas
Second place: adiass
Third place: Chupps
Fourth place: Trauer
Fifth place: death alchemist

Solution: Vista Lighthouse, Chatot, LovelyKissSweetKiss
Questions:
1) You can see the Pokemon League through binoculars from this building in the Sinnoh region
2) This Pokemon’s fainting cry is the same as its normal cry
3) These two similar moves use an angel and demon respectively in some of their in-game animations (alphabetical order)

Thanks to IAP for hosting!!!!
 
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Mr. Uncompetitive

That was when it all began.
is a Contributor Alumnus
07/22/15 9:30 PM EST

Winner: Wan the Avatar (got the 5 point bonus!)
Second place: IAP
Third place: Shadowscyther22
Fourth place: GoodMorningEspeon
Fifth place: No one

Solution: mint, pokemoncommunicationcenter, pokemonmysterydungeongoldrescueteam
Questions:

1) This is the only player character with an official name to never appear in a game outside Japan
2) According to unused text in English Pokemon Crystal, the Unown's radio transmission occurs as a result of this location (Use the full title. Do not use accented e)
3) This demo was released on a completely different system from the game it is based on (Use the demo's Bulbapedia Article title. Do not use accented e)

Shoutouts to ashie for hosting and iap for ending. Thanks for playing~!
 

GoodMorningEspeon

pondering mongoose
is a Battle Simulator Staff Alumnus
07/19/15 GMT-4

Winner: blackburn009
Second place: TheAura
Third place: adiass
Fourth place: Zipzapadam
Fifth place: MagiKanga

Solution: route212, domefossil, luxio

Questions:
1) A woman in the Sinnoh location claims to have worked at the Hoenn Weather Institute in the past. Where can this NPC be found?
2) In Pokémon Diamond/Pearl/Platinum, which item covers the most area in the underground mining minigame?
3) This Pokémon has a higher base friendship value than its pre-evolution and evolution.

Thanks to Xylen and kevinrocks for quality checking and a special thanks to Wan the Avatar for hosting at the last second! n_n
 
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kevinrocks

Merry Wanderer of the Night
07/26/15

Winner: Painter Espeon
Second place: Wan the Avatar
Third place: AnonymouzLSB
Fourth place: ShadowScyther22
Fifth place: no-one

Solution: Celestic Town, Gorm, Arceus Primal Kyogre

Questions:
1) The small center portion of the underground in sinnoh is only accessible by using the Explorer Kit in this location
2) Who quotes "The Art of War" in Black and White? (name only)
3) When all Pokemon and their respective forms are placed in ascending order of BST, and all the BST ties are arranged in dex order, between which two consecutive Pokemon can you find the biggest difference in BST? (format lower bst higher bst)

Thanks to Instant Apple Pie and Manaphy286 for quality checking and to kevinrocks for hosting.

This is the first official that i've ever hosted and I couldn't feel prouder. Thank you scavengers for bringing a smile to my day every day!
P.S during the official I was pretyping the results here and clicked save changes with all the answers attached. Luckily I edited it away before anyone noticed. What a nub sheesh
P.P.S I actually again after writing the first post script :p
 
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7/26/15

First place: adiass
Second Place: Toaster McStrudle
Third Place: wow you're bad
Fourth Place: Animatronic Mew
Fifth Place: Mr. Uncompetitive
Consolation (no points): PurpleVengence
Solution: ivysaursquirter, earldervish, colburberry

Questions :D
Q1) In 1998, a series of Pokémon toys were distributed with kids' meals at KFC restaurants in the United States. What is the name of the toy that can shoot water?
Q2) This named character in a Pokémon game references a famous phrase from the NES game "Pro Wrestling." (use character's full name)
Q3) In every instance in which it is held in the wild, this item cannot be stolen by the move Thief under normal battle circumstances.

Thanks to kevinrocks for quality checking and special thanks to Wan the Avatar for both qc'ing and emergency hosting! :heart: And as always, congratulations to everyone who finished the hunt!
 
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[07/27/2015]

Winner:
ZeZangoose
Second place: Mr. Uncompetitive
Third place: Wan the Avatar
Fourth place: Astentia
Fifth place: adiass
Consolation prize to: Aeolia, Shadowscyther22
Solution: sentret, hungrypal, mtsilver

1) In the opening scene of Pokemon Ranger and the Temple of the Sea, Solana is seen holding an injured pokemon while an Azurill, Marill, and Azumarill put out a forest fire. What was this injured pokemon?
2) This condition prevents a pokemon from moving at all, unless they consume a berry or other poke-food item.
3) Besides the Viridian and Yellow Forests, where can you obtain a light ball in HeartGold and SoulSilver?

Thanks to kevinrocks for hosting!
 
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