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Pennant Capture Hate by KyogreMaster Pennant Capture Hate by KyogreMaster
WARNING - RANT AHEAD!

In HeartGold and SoulSilver one of the ways to up the rank of your trainer card is to become champion in the Pokeathelon. One of the requirements to do this is to beat the high scores in all 10 events.

The Pennant Capture event's high score is 35. That means you have to get 36 or more pennants (flags) in 1 minute by using 3 Pokemon.

There's a problem though: each Pokemon can only hold 9 pennants total before they must return and let the next Pokemon have a run. This takes up around 3-4 seconds of valuable time.

Also, the other teams' Pokemon can steal the pennants that your Pokemon has if they run into the backside of your Pokemon.

To make matters worse there are obstacles. AND umbrellas hiding some of the pennants. It really doesn't help because the other Pokemon running around are usually much faster than yours, and the pennants take a while to regenerate.


In short, :iconfuplz:

EDIT April 14, 2010
:la: I finally beat this stupid thing! I ended up getting 40 flags with Arceus, Feraligatr, and Pinsir! :O_o: :wtf:
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:iconsongbird3:
Songbird3 Featured By Owner May 11, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I hate the Pokeathelon in general :iconherpderpplz:
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:iconanimedemon001:
Animedemon001 Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
I feel your pain. I sucked at that one and could never get more than 34.
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:iconsia-the-mawile:
Sia-the-Mawile Featured By Owner May 22, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Pennant capture was OK.
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:iconeveryday-im-wumboing:
i hate the stupid football one the worse.
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:iconfrancis-chan:
Francis-Chan Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2013  Student Digital Artist
The Ring Drop was the easiest and that Race around the Track thing was nothing but crap...
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:iconjolteoncyndaquil:
JolteonCyndaquil Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2013
ugh ikr i even use my fastest pokemon Jolteon,Weavile,Staraptor yet its still too hard
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:iconminn-co:
Minn-co Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2013
I know this F*ing event is way too hard
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:iconsunnysenshi:
SunnySenshi Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
OH GOD.
I know how you feel.
I finally beat it though.
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:iconhotaru1787:
Hotaru1787 Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2012
It's a pain, but the one I hate the most is the Goal Roll... GET OUTTA MAH WEAH!
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:iconawesomestarz:
awesomestarz Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Truth...I DREADED that event...
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:iconmagnifulouschicken:
magnifulouschicken Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
I have been trying on and off for a YEAR to get 50 pennants. My highest is 45. I hate when the obstacle course changes so that the rocks are on the side. It makes it near impossible to get more than 30 flags.

FIFTY FLAGS. WTF THIS IS HARDER THAN THE BATTLE FRONTIER XD
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:iconaurawielder:
AuraWielder Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Yes. Yes. A million times yes.
I have one hell of a day trying to beat it...
and beat it...
and beat it...
It's so infuriating. I FINALLY broke the record with 36 flags.
But the 50 flags record?
Forget it. I'm not going to go for it. It isn't worth it.
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:iconhi-hikari-byouga:
Hi-Hikari-Byouga Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
I'M NOT THE ONLY ONE!

I beat it too today, with 36 flags! Now I can finally participate in the supreme cup:iconheplz:
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:icongoldfrenata:
GoldFrenata Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
AUAUUUGHH I HAAAAATE THE PENNANT CAPTURE SO DANG MUCH!!!!!!!!!!!!
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:iconhowlcall:
howlcall Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2012
I hate this event too... I've been trying to get enough flags for over 3 hours. My high score is 29 pennants. XD Why couldn't they have put an easier event in???
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:icondraconicqueen:
DraconicQueen Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Me tooz!!
I hate the pennant capture and i need 40 flags too. Its the record for me. >:(
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:iconkittykathats:
kittykathats Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
i know right?
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:iconlivelongbutlol:
LiveLongButLOL Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2012
that is the last high score I need to beat it I won't be able to do it! ><
I had 3 times in a row 35!!!! :rage:
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:iconjenaku:
Jenaku Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2011
So true. Still trying to meet or beat the final 50 flags requirement all these months later...
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:iconlivelongbutlol:
LiveLongButLOL Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2012
50 flags?! O_O
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:iconawesomestarz:
awesomestarz Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
...yes...
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:iconavalanche1337:
Avalanche1337 Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Ehh...I had no trouble with it...I think I beat the record b4 I even unlocked the room, it was(and is) the snowball one that I hate. got to last room b4 beating 3rd gym :happybounce:
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:iconinfernape97:
Infernape97 Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
i hate it too.
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:icondeviantdragonite:
DeviantDragonite Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
The snowball event is just-GAAAHH.
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:iconawesomestarz:
awesomestarz Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
I know, it was also a livving heck...but I'm glad to have finally gotten the hang of it.
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:iconkyogremaster:
KyogreMaster Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Really?:o
That was one of the easiest events for me.
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:icondeviantdragonite:
DeviantDragonite Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
I can't do it. D: I fail.
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:iconkyogremaster:
KyogreMaster Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
My strategy was to launch the snowballs in the general direction of the team on the left as fast as I could. More often than not, I'd land a hit. Only when I tried to aim and hit a certain Pokemon did I lose.

Hope that helps some. :)
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:icondeviantdragonite:
DeviantDragonite Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
0.o :iconscaredplz:
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:iconkyogremaster:
KyogreMaster Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Is it my non-strategy or the thought of trying it again that has you scared?
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:icondeviantdragonite:
DeviantDragonite Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
The fact that I'm so horrifyingly stupid and didn't realize that, and then when I tried it it worked.
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:iconkyogremaster:
KyogreMaster Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
You're not stupid. You just overanalyzed the situation and missed a simple solution.

Happens to everyone from time to time I think. (It's true for me.)
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:iconskywolf666:
skywolf666 Featured By Owner May 23, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
I HATED THIS EVENT.

I could ace every other event easily...

BUT NEVER THIS ONE.
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:iconadvanceshipperskitty:
advanceshipperSkitty Featured By Owner May 14, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
That was the one that took me 10 or more times to beat the record!!!
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:iconunkindangel:
unkindangel Featured By Owner May 5, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I HATE IT TOO D:
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:iconalexwarlorn:
alexwarlorn Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2011
60 seconds
36 Flags

4 Flawless In 60 Seconds

One pennant every 1.6 seconds.

3.5 seconds times 3 = 10.5

60 - 10.5 = 49.5

49.5 / 36 = 1.375

One pendant every 1.375 seconds.
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:iconsilver12emerald:
silver12emerald Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2011
OMG YEAH!!!! I HATE THIS EVENT IT'S THE WORST :( I CAN'T BEAT IT AT ALL
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:iconthedusknoirfan:
TheDusknoirFan Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2011
Unfortunately, the nightmare isn't over. But I managed (VERY lucky) to beat the first record by getting 47 flags with all Dusknoir team. (Fast Pokemon are harder to control for me, Dusknoirs were fast enough to get 47 they'd be fast enough to get over 50) But I haven't been able to get lucky enough to grab enough pennants in little enough time to get even NEAR 50 now. Blasted Pennant Capture and your near impossible to get record! :iconfrageplz:
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:iconcheshire-wolfie:
Cheshire-Wolfie Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2011  Student General Artist
OH LORD HOW I HATE IT

But I always get a good score.....
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:iconagentqwilfish:
AgentQwilfish Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm having a hard time getting 36 flags only because I'm using Azumarill, Vaporeon and Qwilfish... I completed it before but I got statues of Pokémon I never use. Not satisfying at all.
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Gooberoo5 Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I suck a that event its why I keep loosing the ajility aventXD
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:iconsapphiredragonhead:
SapphireDragonHead Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I HATE IT TOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!
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lightpurge Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
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:iconjolted-jolteon:
Jolted-Jolteon Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2010
This and the snow throw >o<
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:iconmetalshadowoverlord:
MetalShadowOverlord Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2010
Actually, I didn't have a problem with this. It's the snowball event I can't win at for some reason! O_O;
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:iconrelentlessrepeat:
RelentlessRepeat Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2010
Uggh, I know. Its the only one I didn't enjoy after learning how to play. I keep getting around 21, I'm not sure if I'll ever beat the high score. DX
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Dragonqueen101 Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
I support this stamp
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:iconreshidove:
Reshidove Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Don't forget after you've beaten the record of 35 flags, you gotta beat the record of 50 right now!
I'm only at 45 now, but I developed a new strategy ( which is pretty crappy )

... WHY IS THIS SO TOUGH?!
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:iconoctopus-glomp:
octopus-glomp Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2010
i feel the same way...i actually got 35 flags once but it didnt count of course -dies-
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:iconzarash:
zarash Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2010  Hobbyist
This was the only record I had to beat to get to the Friendship room, and I had just gotten a score of 35 flags ._. I died ._. Then, I tried again (with Rayquaza, Raikou & Suicune on the Speed-course), and I got 37 flags ;o I was all like.. OMG I FINALLY DID IT! xD

Now, I'm looking for shiny leaves for my Typhlosion, so I can get my third star (and the pink trainer card) ... xD
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