THE PIKACHU SURVIVOR GAME
PIKACHU COUNTERSTRIKE EDITION
And to think it all started from some crazy ideas and a few mod powers…
Who knew it would keep going on for four years strong
Believe it or not, its been almost a year and a half since the last Pikachu Survivor Game, but that doesn’t mean people forgot about it. For those who have never heard of this game, the very first Pikachu Survivor Game was started back in October of 2006, and it got so popular that we’re up to the eight round (not including the rather cruel April Fool’s joke last year).
The Pikachu Survivor Game: Pikachu Counterstrike Edition will have a whopping 40 people to celebrate the game’s fourth anniversary. Also, in this edition, those who become Pikachus will have much more opportunities to unleash havoc. It helps encourage people to stay as them!
And as it stands, the Hall of Fame remains as this:
Round 1’s Winner
: Snow Fairy Sugar
Round 2’s Winner
: Chuck Norris (Actually, canceled from overload in capacity.)
Round 3’s Winner
Round 4’s Winner
Round 5’s Winner
Round 6’s Winner
: Tiana M
Round 7’s Winner
Now, the thing with the Pikachu Survivor Game is, if you want to sign up, you need to agree that its okay for me to change your signature and avatar (which means save it if you have a code layout you don’t want to lose). If you become a Pikachu during the game, your avatar and banner with be changed to a special Pikachu avatar and banner made by me, and you’ll have to stick with it until the game is over, or until you manage to turn back into a human. So yes, you’d better make sure all those adoptables from Squiby.net and Dragon Cave are kept safe!
Believe it or not, there has been a history of crazy people joining PSG games just to become a Pikachu to get the avatar and banner (and some people are STILL wearing them even after all this time!). And as you know me, who has never voluntarily worn any avatar or banner except with Pikachu on it, I’m more than happy to share the experience.
OBJECTIVE (THE STORY BEHIND THE GAME)
First there were colds, coughs, fevers, and chicken pox, and you never really had a problem with those. But, when Pika Flu suddenly sprang up in your town, well, to put it mildly, your local CVS, Walgreens, or Rite-Aid didn’t exactly have anything to deal with it.
The city where you live was suddenly struck by the mysterious sickness called Pika Flu, and when someone catches Pika Flu, they quickly find themselves permanently transformed into a Pikachu. In order to win the game, you need to be the last human standing, and the prize for this is being able to request banners from me at any time, along with being able to get a good laugh out of reigning over your Pikachu peers.
Most people would agree that the insanity of this game is where the fun really is, and there have been a LOT of many, insane, and completely hilarious moments.
HOW IT WORKS
At the beginning of the game, everyone gets a number. Then, every day (roughly around noon, don’t hold me to the time though, but it will happen once every day), a randomized roll will be made to see who becomes a Pikachu due to Pika Flu. If your number is rolled, congratulations! You’re now a Pikachu! That’s not a good thing if you’re trying to win though.
What makes it even more exciting is that the daily roll isn’t the only way you can become a Pikachu. Slow Action Pika Flu, which contestants can use against each other, works the same way. Once a person is infected with Slow Action Pika Flu, they have only three days (exactly 72 hours from when it was contracted) to get a Gold Elixir to remove the effect and remain human. If you don’t get a Gold Elixir before the time limit is up, those red cheeks, yellow fur, thunderbolt tail, and shiny black eyes should be a clear indication of what happened.
Meanwhile, to protect yourself against the randomized roll, there are items such as Immunities and Guards that offer protection from it. However, remember that they won’t permanently protect you, their effects wear off and you need a constant income of protection if you want to make it to the end. Also, despite the effect of items, the randomized roll will keep going until someone becomes a Pikachu.
Also, in this edition, there are now special items that only the Pikachus can get (besides Blessed Cure) for those that want to unleash some more havoc upon the remaining humans. Remember, just because you became a Pikachu doesn’t mean the game ends for you. In fact, its great encouragement for you to stay as one!
To get your hands on protective items (or weapons to turn others into Pikachus!), you need to participate and win challenges, which are based on trivia questions that can come from any subject. As for Blessed Cure challenges, these are 100% Pokémon related questions. That will be your only hint. Also, the more powerful an item is, the harder its questions will be. Remember, if you don’t know the answers off hand (chances are good you probably won’t unless you’re extremely smart), use Google, Wikipedia, or whatever else you can use to get them.
There are two ways to submit answers to these trivia questions. The first and best way is to PM them, mainly because if your answers aren’t 100% right, you won’t be giving away potentially right answers to questions by revealing them to other people.
The second but more riskier way is to post them in this thread, which arguably may be faster than PMing me. Whoever submits the right answers first out of both methods gets the item. Remember to answer fully also, as people in the past have lost out on items for forgetting to put details in their answers, or only answered one part of the question. Also, if you submit answers and at least one of them is wrong, I’m only going to tell you your answers are not 100% right. I won’t say which ones, you need to find that out on your own.
In the rare case of two people getting the challenge correct at the exact same time (Its happened before, one PMed and one posted at the exact minute!), there will be a sudden death challenge for the two participants. Only then will you post your answer instead of PMing it. That way, whoever posts the right answers first wins.
NEW!!! Pikachu Challenges
– There are now special Pikachu-only challenges that only those that have become Pikachus can go for. Often, these challenges are just for the insane and great pleasure of turning the remaining humans into Pikachus as well, giving them more to be paranoid about! Or, you can use Pikachu items to keep other Pikachus from getting in on those Blessed Cure challenges. Did one of those naughty humans turn you into a Pikachu? Don’t just stand there, let them know how much fun they’re missing out on!
Sometimes, two or even three challenges may be presented at the same time. If this is the case, pick the challenge you want to go for, but don’t try to answer more than one. When two or more challenges appear, you may only submit answers for one
. Please, please, please, don’t submit answers for more than one challenge, because I won’t be able to take either of them and you’ll only find yourself missing out on all of them. You will need to select one of the challenges to go for and submit answers for it. If you win that challenge and you get the item, you will need to ignore the other challenge(s) and let other people go for it. This is done so that several people have better chances to get an item, rather than allowing one person to nab them all. But, say you submitted answers for Challenge 1 and someone else got it before you did, you can still try your luck at Challenge 2, and vice-versa. Also, if you’re human, you go for only Human Challenges (or the insane Pika Flu Tactical Nuke Challenges!) while if you’re a Pikachu, you only go for Pikachu Challenges and Blessed Cure Challenges).
IMMUNITIES (HUMAN ITEMS)
Immunities do two things. They protect you from Pikachu Rolls, and they prevent you from getting hit with Slow Action Pika Flu (they didn’t do this before, but now they do). Yes, they are extremely valuable and are the best prevention method to avoid getting hit with Pika Flu.
Immunities last for a short while, but they give you infinite protection against Pikachu rolls for the time they last. Also, you can’t get Slow Action Pika Flu if you have Immunity. During Pikachu Rolls, your number could be rolled a million times, if you have an active Immunity for the day, you’ll be fine. However, once that Immunity’s time is up, it’s gone, and you’ll have to get a new one to continue the effect. Also, I’ll label the days the Immunity will be active. “ACTIVE IMMUNITY” means you possess an Immunity that will still protect against future Pikachu rolls. “EXPIRED IMMUNITY” means you had the Immunity for today’s Pikachu roll, but it’s been used up and it won’t be there for tomorrow’s roll. But even if you have an Expired Immunity, you’re still protected from Slow Action Pika Flu for the rest of that day. Also, toward the end of the game, Immunities become more powerful and valuable than they were in the beginning as the probability of your number being rolled builds higher and higher and more and more people are turned into Pikachus.
Also, it is possible to extend an already existing Immunity by earning another one.
– Weak Immunities protect for one day. Considering there are 40 people in the beginning, these will be next to useless toward the beginning of the game. However, when the numbers start thinning out, expect to see more of them as they become more valuable.
– Strong Immunities protect for two days. Other than that, they behave like a Weak Immunity. More of these appear mid-game.
– Mega Immunities protect for three days. Some will be offered in the beginning, but later on, they will stop appearing.
GUARDS (HUMAN ITEMS)
Guards have no time limit like Immunities and last with you until you need them. However, they only work once per Guard. If you have a guard and your number is rolled, you will be protected for that one shot, though the Pikachu Roll will happen again even after the Guard is used up. They will save you from becoming a Pikachu as long as you have them with you. It is also possible to have multiple guards at once. Unfortunately, these don’t protect you from Slow Action Pika Flu, so be careful. You can still get hit with that even if you have a lot of guards. And if you don’t recover from it in time, you will ultimately lose your guards.
– The Power Guard will protect you from one Pikachu roll if your number comes up. However, if your number is rolled, the Power Guard is used up, and the roll takes place again.
– The Avenger Guard will protect you from one Pikachu roll. However, if the Avenger Guard is triggered by your number being rolled, it becomes an Immunity for the day and triggers a second Pikachu roll! Just note, these will only be offered in the beginning. Toward the endgame, I will stop having challenges for them. They are also pretty rare because of their devastating effect.
If you happen to have Immunities and Guards at the same time, the hierarchy of what goes first if and when your number is rolled goes like this:
1st: Immunities > 2nd: Avenger Guards > 3rd: Power Guards
Which means your Immunities will protect your Avenger and Power Guards, but if you have no Immunities, your Avenger Guards will be used first before your Power Guards are. Power Guards are pretty much your last stand before becoming a Pikachu.
WEAPONS (HUMAN ITEMS)
These are all fun offensive devices to use against other contestants. If you’re trying to win, why not take a few of them out to make it easier for you?
Spear of Revenge
- This brutal and favorite piece of hardware is known for being a thrill maker, and has a very crazy and infamous history behind it. Whoever wins the Spear of Revenge gets to select three people who they think would make really great Pikachus. After they’ve been selected, the next Pikachu roll occurs only between those three people, while everyone else gets to watch the show and root for their favorite contender! However, if any of these three victims have Guards or Immunities, they are still counted. This can
be used to your advantage though if you’re clever with who you pick (i.e. It becomes a very effective way of cleaning out other people’s guards).
Make sure you’re the one using the Spear of Revenge, not one of the people that are going to become a cute, fuzzy, yellow, electric mouse.
Also, the Spear of Revenge can not be held, it must be used instantly.
Slow Action Pika Flu Syringe
– Getting this allows you to give another player Slow Action Pika Flu. Give it to a friend, or an enemy! They’ll become a cute Pikachu if they don’t a Gold Elixir in three days time. Also, it must be used instantly, and can not be held to be used later. Remember, you can’t use this on someone who has Immunity at the moment.
Pika Flu Tactical Nuke
“Oh nuts.” ~TVTMaster after using Pika Flu WOMD on himself thinking he could keep it away from other people.
The Pika Flu Tactical Nuke is the ultimate item for the insane, the psychotic, and those that want a little more attention. Its also for those people that love Pikachu almost as much as I do, or just joined to get the Pikachu banner and avatar, and felt like sharing the warm and fuzzy feeling with a few others.
When you get the Pika Flu Tactical Nuke because people overestimated your sanity levels, you set off a massive detonation and launch an enormous mushroom cloud of Pika Flu into the air. Because you’re at ground zero, you instantly become a Pikachu. Congratulations! But, that’s not all! You also get to choose two other people to become Pikachus with you, as a little extra company to make sure you don’t get lonely. If they’re wearing guards or immunities, it doesn’t matter from the overwhelming, MASSIVE exposure to Pika Flu. And if that wasn’t enough, two other people in addition to that get Slow Action Pika Flu! Cool, eh? This is the only thing that can tear through Immunities, so let it loose!
Also, as TVTMaster delightfully discovered during Round 4, you can’t get it to keep it away from other people. It’s also used instantly.
Okay, so you don’t want to be a Pikachu after all…
But you weren’t able to help it, or some mean or nasty psychotic person hit you with Slow Action Pika Flu and you’d like to get rid of it before you find yourself having to use your hands to climb a staircase. These are how you get cured!
The Blessed Cure
– This is undoubtedly the best item in the game (unless you’re crazy and think the Pika Flu Tactical Nuke is!). It’s also the only way to become a human again after becoming a Pikachu. If you win the Blessed Cure, you become human again, and you now have a chance to win again.
Also, Blessed Cure Challenges only have Pokémon-related questions. That’s the only hint you’ll get. Also, you can’t participate in a Blessed Cure Challenge unless you’re a Pikachu.
– If some nasty person hit you with a Slow Action Pika Flu Syringe or a totally insane psychopath used the Pika Flu Tactical Nuke and tagged you with Slow Action Pika Flu, this will help bail you out in time. Don’t wait too long to get it, or you will become a Pikachu. Also, only people who have Slow Action Pika Flu can participate in Gold Elixir challenges.