Pokémon: The Elimination Game:

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Totally Not a Schoolboy
Hello everyone and welcome to Pokémon: The Elimination Game. For anyone who's a little out of the loop, we decided to move our Pokémon-related fun and games from our former location under Video Game discussions to a board where we would fit in a little better with our fellow topics. For anyone who contributed to the 1200+ posts on the old thread, the rules should be very familiar. For everyone else, you basically need to keep 5 things in mind:

  1. Contenders in the game get 10 points and are eliminated when they have zero points.
  2. You may take away two points away from a contender and give one point to another.
  3. You may post as often as you want, but you may not double post.
  4. No 2 people may log more than 10 posts back to back (that's 5 apiece).
  5. The list of contenders must be in some kind of a bullet point format (numbers and spaces will work just fine).

As the founder/moderator/whatever guy, I reserve the right to start (and if necessary, abort) official rounds (ex. Round (insert integer here)), but you are more than welcome to start your own unofficial or bonus rounds in between as long as they are short (if there's over 10 things to eliminate, I'll probably kill it) and tasteful (self-explanatory), if I think they're awesome enough, I'll consider promoting them to be official rounds (with appropriate credit). You are also free to suggest topics for official rounds or leave commentary about rounds anytime you wish on your posts. This being Pokémon and the kafriggin' huge franchise that it is, we'll probably be around here for quite a while.

Completed Rounds:

Generation IV Rounds:

Round 1 (Pokémon Types) Winner: (Look here...)

  • Electric-Types (19/170 points)

Round 2 (Gen I-IV Starters) Winner: (Thanks, rumetzen!) (Look here...)

  • Turtwig/Grotle/Torterra (5/130 points)

Round 3 (Player Characters) Winner: (Thanks, Beta Ray!) (Look here...)

  • Kris/Lyra (16/100 points)

Round 4 (Electric-Types) Winner: (Thanks, Blueeyedrat!) (Look here...)

  • Shinx/Luxio/Luxray (16/120 points)

Round 5 (Roaming Legendaries) Winner: (Look here...)

  • Latias (21/100 points)

Round 6 (Fire-Types) Winner: (Look here...)

  • Growlithe/Arcanine (26/130 points)

Round 7 (PMD Starters) Winner: (Look here...)

  • Cubone/Marowak (32/240 points)

Round 8 (Ground-Types) Winner: (Look here for the beginning and here for the results...)

  • Trapinch/Vibrava/Flygon (13/230 points)

Round 9 (Pseudo-Legendaries) Winner: (Thanks, Battle Mage!) (Post 1-187 Warning: heads into major mind screw territory towards the end)

  • Tyranitar (2/150 points)

Round 10 (Kanto Gym Leaders) Winner: (Thanks, Blueeyedrat!) (Post 188-279)

  • Erika (23/100 points)

Round 11 (Grass-Types) Winner: (Post 280-495)

  • Chikorita/Bayleef/Meganium (33/230 points)

Round 12 (Legendary Trios) Winner: (Post 496-673)

  • Articuno (11/180 points)

Round 13 (Water-Types) Winner: (Post 674-895)

  • Chinchou/Lanturn (22/420 points)

Round 14 (Legendary Duos) Winner: (Post 896-949)

  • Lugia (28/80 points)

Round 15 (Ice-Types) Winner: (Post 950-1047)

  • Sneasel/Weavile (15/110 points)

Round 16 (Johto Gym Leaders) Winner: (Post 1048-1114)

  • Jasmine (17/80 points)

Round 17: (Non-Legendary) Flying-Types: (Post 1115-1447)

  • Tropius (20/350 points)

Round 18 (Elite Four and Champions) Winner: (Thanks, Blueeyedrat!) (Post 1448-1639)

  • Cynthia (3/190 points)

Round 19 (Psychic-Types) Winner: (Post 1640-1859) (Warning: Gets very confusing towards the end...)

  • Abra/Kadabra/Alakazam (5/210 points)

Round 20 (First 14 Generation 5 Pokémon) Winner: (Thanks, Blueeyedrat!) (Post 1860-1992)

  • Mamepato (17/140 points)

Round 21 (Dark-Types) Winner: (Thanks, Leanan!) (Post 1993-2125)

  • Absol (20/150 points)

Round 22 (Eeveelutions) Winner: (Thanks, drrek!) (Post 2126-2178)

  • Umbreon (31/80 points)

Round 23 (Event Pokémon) Winner: (Thanks, Adannor!) (Post 2179-2267)

  • Mew (15/100 points)

Round 24 (Trade Evolutions) Winner: (Thanks, drrek!) (Post 2268-2416)

  • Gastly/Haunter/Gengar (11/150 points)

Round 25 (Fighting-Types) Winner: (Post 2417-2530)

  • Heracross (20/130 points)

Round 26 (Hoenn Gym Leaders) Winner: (Post 2531-2590)

  • Winona (33/90 points)

Round 27: (Dragon-Types) Winner: (Post 2591-2643)

  • Dratini/Dragonair/Dragonite (16/60 points)

Round 28 (Bug-Types) Winner: (Thanks, Everzwijn!) (Post 2644-2866)

  • Caterpie/Metapod/Butterfree (5/210 points)

Round 28 (Legendary Battle Themes) Winner: (Thanks, Blueeyedrat!) (Post 2867-3003)

Round 29 (Branched Evolutionary Lines) Winner:

  • Eevee/Vaporeon/Jolteon/Flareon/Espeon/Umbreon/Leafeon/Glaceon (13/110 points) (Post 3004-3104)

Round 30 (Fossil Pokémon) Winner: (Post 3105-3167) (Thanks, drrek!)

  • Aerodactyl (11/70 points)

Round 31 (Evolutionary Stones) Winner: (Post 3168-3273) (Thanks, Doctor Left!)

  • Thunderstone (8/110 points)

Round 32 (Steel-Types) Winner: (Post 3274-3404) (Thanks, Everzwijn!)

  • Scyther/Scizor (16/140 points)

Round 33 (Baby Pokémon) Winner: (Post 3405-3560) (Thanks, drrek!)

  • Elekid (30/180 points)

Round 34 (Rock-Types) Winner:

  • Cranidos/Rampardos (11/200 points) (Post 3561-3763)

Round 35 (Ghost-Types) Winner: (Post 3764-3861)

  • Misdreavus/Mismagius (6/100 points)

Round 36 (Form-Changing Pokémon) Winner: (Post 3862-3930) (Thanks, mattman 324!)

  • Deoxys (15/80 points)

Round 37 (Sinnoh Gym Leaders) Winner: (Post 3931-3997)

  • Maylene (18/80 points)

Round 38 (Normal-Types) Winner: (Post 3998-4400)

  • Farfetch'd (44/420 points)

Round 39 (Poison-Types) Winner: (Post 4401-4607)

  • Nidoran (F)/Nidorina/Nidoqueen/Nidoran (M)/Nidorino/Nidoking (13/210 points)

Round 40's (Un)Official (On Hand) Generation IV Team: (Post 4608-4802)

  • Farfetch'd (7/190)/Cubone/Abra/Heracross/Dratini/Scyther

Round 41 (Second Bananas) Winner: (Post 4803-4973)

  • Oddish/Gloom/Vileplume/Bellossom (3/160 points)

Round 42 (Bronze Medalists) Winner: (Post 4974-5123)

  • Cyndaquil/Quilava/Typhlosion (40/180 points)

Round 43 (Underdogs) Winner: (Post 5124-5246) (Thanks, Blueeyedrat!)

  • Torchic/Combusken/Blaziken (51/180 points)

Generation V Rounds:

Round 44 (Player Characters Redux) Winner: (Post 5247-5324)

  • Red (28/100 points)

Round 45 (Starters Redux) Winner: (Post 5325-5477)

  • Cyndaquil / Quilava / Typhlosion (20/160 points)

Current Round: (Post 5478-)

Round 46: Legendary Groupings:

  • (140 points)

Round 9: Pseudo-Legendaries (Thanks, Battle Mage!)

  • Dratini [10]
  • Dragonair [10]
  • Dragonite [10]
  • Larvitar [10]
  • Pupitar [10]
  • Tyranitar [10]
  • Bagon [10]
  • Shelgon [10]
  • Salamence [10]
  • Beldum [10]
  • Metang [10]
  • Metagross [10]
  • Gible [10]
  • Gabite [10]
  • Garchomp [10]

If I find that something isn't working out well in the game, I'll consider going back and tweaking the rules a little (just look at the old thread's first post). Thanks to everyone who helped to make this game such an awesome success back on the old thread, and with that...

... commence Round 9!

EDIT: v Good point, Rat...

EDIT 2: Started keeping track of points so that way you can get an idea of how close or lopsided different rounds were.

EDIT 3: Added a link to the current round for new users.

EDIT 4: Added templates to allow for more obvious breaks between sections.

EDIT 5: Made the rules easier to read for new/prospective players.

EDIT 6: Added links to the first and results post of every round in this game to make archive binging less of a chore...

edited 18th Nov '10 6:41:55 PM by CaptainNapalm

2 Blueeyedrat13th May 2010 05:15:15 PM from nowhere in particular. , Relationship Status: Mu
YEEEEAH— no.
^ To avoid confusion, shouldn't some of the winners be listed as "Growlithe/Arcanine", "Shinx/Luxio/Luxray", "Trapinch/Vibrava/Flygon", etc? I mean, those times it was entire evolution lines; only in this round are we switching to individual Pokemon.

  • Dratini [10]
  • Dragonair [10]
  • Dragonite [11] +1
  • Larvitar [10]
  • Pupitar [10]
  • Tyranitar [10]
  • Bagon [10]
  • Shelgon [10]
  • Salamence [10]
  • Beldum [10]
  • Metang [10]
  • Metagross [10]
  • Gible [8] -2
  • Gabite [10]
  • Garchomp [10]

edited 13th May '10 5:17:17 PM by Blueeyedrat

"I've come to the conclusion that this is a very stupid idea."
  • Dratini [10]
  • Dragonair [10]
  • Dragonite [11]
  • Larvitar [10]
  • Pupitar [8] -2
  • Tyranitar [10]
  • Bagon [10]
  • Shelgon [10]
  • Salamence [10]
  • Beldum [10]
  • Metang [10]
  • Metagross [11] +1
  • Gible [8]
  • Gabite [10]
  • Garchomp [10]
Totally Not a Schoolboy
  • Dratini [11] + Eeeee!)
  • Dragonair [10]
  • Dragonite [11]
  • Larvitar [10]
  • Pupitar [8]
  • Tyranitar [10]
  • Bagon [10]
  • Shelgon [10]
  • Salamence [10]
  • Beldum [8] -2 (It really doesn't have a lot going for it...)
  • Metang [10]
  • Metagross [11]
  • Gible [8]
  • Gabite [10]
  • Garchomp [10]
  • Dratini [11]
  • Dragonair [11] +1 (Best pure dragon poke)
  • Dragonite [11]
  • Larvitar [10]
  • Pupitar [8]
  • Tyranitar [10]
  • Bagon [10]
  • Shelgon [10]
  • Salamence [10]
  • Beldum [8]
  • Metang [10]
  • Metagross [11]
  • Gible [8]
  • Gabite [10]
  • Garchomp [8] -2 (For being grossly overpowered)

  • Dratini [11]
  • Dragonair [11]
  • Dragonite [9] -2 (Looks like a yellow Barney.)
  • Larvitar [10]
  • Pupitar [8]
  • Tyranitar [10]
  • Bagon [10]
  • Shelgon [10]
  • Salamence [10]
  • Beldum [8]
  • Metang [10]
  • Metagross [11]
  • Gible [8]
  • Gabite [10]
  • Garchomp [9] +1 (For being grossly overpowered)
7 Blueeyedrat13th May 2010 06:19:06 PM from nowhere in particular. , Relationship Status: Mu
YEEEEAH— no.
  • Dratini [11]
  • Dragonair [11]
  • Dragonite [10] +1
  • Larvitar [10]
  • Pupitar [8]
  • Tyranitar [10]
  • Bagon [10]
  • Shelgon [8] -2
  • Salamence [10]
  • Beldum [8]
  • Metang [10]
  • Metagross [11]
  • Gible [8]
  • Gabite [10]
  • Garchomp [9]
"I've come to the conclusion that this is a very stupid idea."
Totally Not a Schoolboy
  • Dratini [11]
  • Dragonair [11]
  • Dragonite [11] + (Yellow Barneys are awesome, especially when they can crush just about anything in their path to a bloody pulp...)
  • Larvitar [10]
  • Pupitar [8]
  • Tyranitar [10]
  • Bagon [10]
  • Shelgon [8]
  • Salamence [10]
  • Beldum [8]
  • Metang [10]
  • Metagross [11]
  • Gible [6] -2 (... awkwardly shaped beach balls with teeth aren't.)
  • Gabite [10]
  • Garchomp [9]
9 Tangent12813th May 2010 07:10:01 PM from Virginia , Relationship Status: I LOVE THIS DOCTOR!
Dratini [11]

Dragonair [11]

Dragonite [11]

Larvitar [10]

Pupitar [8]

Tyranitar [10]

Bagon [10]

Shelgon [6] -2 (Err...)

Salamence [10]

Beldum [8]

Metang [10]

Metagross [11]

Gible [7] +1 (They're great fun in the anime.)

Gabite [10]

Garchomp [9]

edited 13th May '10 7:10:21 PM by Tangent128

Do you highlight everything looking for secret messages?
Dratini [9] -2

Dragonair [11]

Dragonite [11]

Larvitar [10]

Pupitar [8]

Tyranitar [10]

Bagon [10]

Shelgon [6]

Salamence [10]

Beldum [8]

Metang [10]

Metagross [12] +1

Gible [7]

Gabite [10]

Garchomp [9]
Totally Not a Schoolboy
  • Dratini [9]
  • Dragonair [11]
  • Dragonite [12] + (ALL HAIL THE YELLOW BARNEY!)
  • Larvitar [10]
  • Pupitar [8]
  • Tyranitar [10]
  • Bagon [10]
  • Shelgon [6]
  • Salamence [10]
  • Beldum [6] -2
  • Metang [10]
  • Metagross [12]
  • Gible [7]
  • Gabite [10]
  • Garchomp [9]

EDIT: Should I PM our regulars & let them know we moved?

edited 13th May '10 9:50:20 PM by CaptainNapalm

^ Good idea, I'd hate for this to die.
  • Dratini [9]
  • Dragonair [11]
  • Dragonite [12]
  • Larvitar [10]
  • Pupitar [6] -2 (This thing just annoys me).
  • Tyranitar [10]
  • Bagon [10]
  • Shelgon [6]
  • Salamence [11] +1
  • Beldum [6]
  • Metang [10]
  • Metagross [12]
  • Gible [7]
  • Gabite [10]
  • Garchomp [9]
13 daltar13th May 2010 11:47:05 PM from the fantasy of green. , Relationship Status: All is for my lord
The Maid
  • Dratini [9]
  • Dragonair [12] +1
  • Dragonite [12]
  • Larvitar [10]
  • Pupitar [6]
  • Tyranitar [10]
  • Bagon [10]
  • Shelgon [6]
  • Salamence [11]
  • Beldum [4] -2
  • Metang [10]
  • Metagross [12]
  • Gible [7]
  • Gabite [10]
  • Garchomp [9]

edited 13th May '10 11:47:19 PM by daltar

If I'm sure of something it's that I'm not sure of anything.
Totally Not a Schoolboy
^ Hey, welcome back daltar...

  • Dratini [9]
  • Dragonair [12]
  • Dragonite [12]
  • Larvitar [10]
  • Pupitar [6]
  • Tyranitar [11] + (Reptar!)
  • Bagon [10]
  • Shelgon [6]
  • Salamence [11]
  • Beldum [2] -2 (FINISH HIM!)
  • Metang [10]
  • Metagross [12]
  • Gible [7]
  • Gabite [10]
  • Garchomp [9]

Well, I've PM'ed everyone (literally everyone who ever posted points on the old thread), so hopefully we'll get some more familiar faces in here...

edited 13th May '10 11:53:57 PM by CaptainNapalm

15 SpookyMask13th May 2010 11:53:55 PM from Corner in round room , Relationship Status: Non-Canon
Insert title
  • Dratini [9]
  • Dragonair [12]
  • Dragonite [12]
  • Larvitar [10]
  • Pupitar [6]
  • Tyranitar [10]
  • Bagon [10]
  • Shelgon [6]
  • Salamence [10] -1
  • Beldum [3] +1
  • Metang [10]
  • Metagross [12]
  • Gible [7]
  • Gabite [10]
  • Garchomp [9]

Is this how you play this game?
Time to change the style, for now
Totally Not a Schoolboy
^ Not quite, but you're on the right track. You take away 2 from one guy and give a point to another (I just forgot to give my point to someone on my post). Other than that, it appears you've got the gist of it.

  • Dratini [9]
  • Dragonair [12]
  • Dragonite [13] + (Woo, cutesy dragons!)
  • Larvitar [10]
  • Pupitar [6]
  • Tyranitar [11]
  • Bagon [10]
  • Shelgon [4] -2
  • Salamence [9] (^ This is what Salamence should be at after you took off your points)
  • Beldum [3] (I guess I can leave it alone for now...)
  • Metang [10]
  • Metagross [12]
  • Gible [7]
  • Gabite [10]
  • Garchomp [9]

EDIT: ^ Oh yeah, if you ever screw up something (e.g. numbers, grammar, etc.), feel free to go back and edit it.

EDIT 2: v Yes, that's right.

edited 14th May '10 12:02:32 AM by CaptainNapalm

17 SpookyMask13th May 2010 11:59:51 PM from Corner in round room , Relationship Status: Non-Canon
Insert title
  • Dratini [9]
  • Dragonair [12]
  • Dragonite [13]
  • Larvitar [10]
  • Pupitar [6]
  • Tyranitar [11]
  • Bagon [10]
  • Shelgon [4]
  • Salamence [7] -2(I consider Salamence after altaria, the least cool highest dragon evolution)
  • Beldum [4] +1(I like em')
  • Metang [10]
  • Metagross [12]
  • Gible [7]
  • Gabite [10]
  • Garchomp [9]

Am I now doing it right?

edited 14th May '10 12:00:37 AM by SpookyMask

Time to change the style, for now
  • Dratini [9]
  • Dragonair [13] +
  • Dragonite [11] -2 Blehhh.
  • Larvitar [10]
  • Pupitar [6]
  • Tyranitar [11]
  • Bagon [10]
  • Shelgon [4]
  • Salamence [7]
  • Beldum [4]
  • Metang [10]
  • Metagross [12]
  • Gible [7]
  • Gabite [10]
  • Garchomp [9]
derp derp derp
19 SpookyMask14th May 2010 12:15:56 AM from Corner in round room , Relationship Status: Non-Canon
Insert title
  • Dratini [9]
  • Dragonair [13]
  • Dragonite [11]
  • Larvitar [10]
  • Pupitar [6]
  • Tyranitar [11]
  • Bagon [10]
  • Shelgon [4]
  • Salamence [5] -2(I'll focus on Salamence, until the next victim...)
  • Beldum [4] +1
  • Metang [10]
  • Metagross [12]
  • Gible [7]
  • Gabite [10]
  • Garchomp [9]

edited 14th May '10 12:16:12 AM by SpookyMask

Time to change the style, for now
  • Dratini [9]
  • Dragonair [13]
  • Dragonite [9] -2
  • Larvitar [10]
  • Pupitar [6]
  • Tyranitar [11]
  • Bagon [10]
  • Shelgon [4]
  • Salamence [5]
  • Beldum [4]
  • Metang [10]
  • Metagross [13] +1
  • Gible [7]
  • Gabite [10]
  • Garchomp [9]
21 SpookyMask14th May 2010 12:24:12 AM from Corner in round room , Relationship Status: Non-Canon
Insert title
  • Dratini [9]
  • Dragonair [13]
  • Dragonite [9]
  • Larvitar [10]
  • Pupitar [6]
  • Tyranitar [11]
  • Bagon [10]
  • Shelgon [4]
  • Salamence [3]-2
  • Beldum [5]+1
  • Metang [10]
  • Metagross [13]
  • Gible [7]
  • Gabite [10]
  • Garchomp [9]
Time to change the style, for now
  • Dratini [9]
  • Dragonair [13]
  • Dragonite [7] -2
  • Larvitar [10]
  • Pupitar [6]
  • Tyranitar [11]
  • Bagon [10]
  • Shelgon [4]
  • Salamence [3]
  • Beldum [5]
  • Metang [10]
  • Metagross [14] +1
  • Gible [7]
  • Gabite [10]
  • Garchomp [9]

edited 14th May '10 12:28:24 AM by BattleMage

23 SpookyMask14th May 2010 12:33:47 AM from Corner in round room , Relationship Status: Non-Canon
Insert title
  • Dratini [9]
  • Dragonair [13]
  • Dragonite [7]
  • Larvitar [10]
  • Pupitar [6]
  • Tyranitar [11]
  • Bagon [10]
  • Shelgon [4]
  • Salamence [1]-2(mwuhahahhahhaaa!)
  • Beldum [5]
  • Metang [11]+1
  • Metagross [14]
  • Gible [7]
  • Gabite [10]
  • Garchomp [9]
Time to change the style, for now
  • Dratini [9]
  • Dragonair [13]
  • Dragonite [5] -2
  • Larvitar [10]
  • Pupitar [6]
  • Tyranitar [12] +
  • Bagon [10]
  • Shelgon [4]
  • Salamence [1]
  • Beldum [5]
  • Metang [11]
  • Metagross [14]
  • Gible [7]
  • Gabite [10]
  • Garchomp [9]

edited 14th May '10 12:56:19 AM by Luzerne

derp derp derp
25 SpookyMask14th May 2010 01:03:32 AM from Corner in round room , Relationship Status: Non-Canon
Insert title
  • Dratini [9]
  • Dragonair [13]
  • Dragonite [5]
  • Larvitar [10]
  • Pupitar [7]+1
  • Tyranitar [12]
  • Bagon [10]
  • Shelgon [4]
  • Salamence [0]-2(ding dong~ First one to get eliminated~)
  • Beldum [5]
  • Metang [11]
  • Metagross [14]
  • Gible [7]
  • Gabite [10]
  • Garchomp [9]
Time to change the style, for now

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