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I beat Pokemon's Hardest Challenge (Kaizo Ironmon)

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  • After 1786 Attempts I beat Pokemon FireRed Kaizo Ironmon.
    You should watch me live on Twitch:
    / smallant
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    Edited by: Cosmizog
    Thumbnail art: @Lycel
    #SmallAnt #pokemon #challenge
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  • @dellamie
    @dellamie หลายเดือนก่อน +2763

    my back STILL hurts from carrying you through this challenge (* ^ ω ^)
    wonderful vid smallant, keep it up !!!!!

    • @tacoman4730
      @tacoman4730 หลายเดือนก่อน +105

      The Hog Rider is a fast ground troop with medium hit points, low damage, and the ability to jump over enemy Walls. He is unlocked at level 2 Dark Barracks.
      The Hog Rider (person) is a bare-chested black man holding a hammer. He has a Mohawk, wears a brown leather loincloth, a red belt, and a pair of leather sandals, as well as two large golden wristbands and a gold earring.
      His ride is a large hog, about half his height. It has a brown leather bridle looped around its tusks, which in turn is held by the Hog Rider.
      Hog Riders prioritize defensive structures above all other targets, and will bypass all other types of enemy buildings and troops while any defenses remain on the battlefield. This is true even if they are under attack by enemy Clan Castle troops, heroes or Skeleton Trap skeletons. Note that like all troops that prioritize defenses, Hog Riders do not consider the Clan Castle to be a defense regardless of whether or not it contains enemy troops, but do consider the defending Grand Warden and the activated Town Hall weapon (if any) to be defensive buildings.
      Once all defenses are destroyed, Hog Riders become like any other troop with no preferred target; they will attack the nearest building to them regardless of type, and will turn and attack enemy units if they become aware of any nearby and can fight back against them. However, they will not switch targets to enemy units until their previous target was destroyed.

    • @GuardianCraft-pk7vz
      @GuardianCraft-pk7vz หลายเดือนก่อน

      HOOOOOG RIDAAA in clash of clans i hogspam with 44 of em
      @@tacoman4730

    • @matthias8161
      @matthias8161 หลายเดือนก่อน +44

      The Hog Rider card is unlocked from the Spell Valley (Arena 5). He is a quick building-targeting, melee troop with moderately high hitpoints and damage. He appears just like his Clash of Clans counterpart; a man with brown eyebrows, a beard, a mohawk, and a golden body piercing in his left ear who is riding a hog. A Hog Rider card costs 4 Elixir to deploy.
      Strategy His fast move speed can boost forward mini tanks like an Ice Golem in a push. At the same time, he can also function as a tank for lower hitpoint troops such as Goblins as he still has a fair amount of health. Most cheap swarms complement the Hog Rider well, as they are nearly as fast as him and usually force more than one card out of the opponent's hand. The Hog Rider struggles with swarms, as they can damage him down and defeat him quickly while obstructing his path. Barbarians in particular can fully counter him without very strict timing on the defender's part, though be wary of spells. A Hunter can kill the Hog Rider in 2 hits if placed right on top of it. However, if you place something in front of the Hog Rider, the Hunter's splash will damage the Hog Rider and hit the card in front of it more. The Hog Rider in conjunction with the Freeze can surprise the opponent and allow the Hog Rider to deal much more damage than anticipated, especially if the opponent's go-to counter is a swarm, or swarms are their only effective counter to him. Skeletons and Bats will immediately be defeated by the spell, while Spear Goblins, Goblins, and Minions will be at low enough health to be defeated by a follow up Zap or Giant Snowball. However, this strategy isn't very effective against buildings as the Hog Rider will take a while to destroy the building, giving the opponent ample time to articulate another counter. Against non-swarm troops, it can deal a lot of damage during the freeze time, but this can allow the opponent to set up a massive counterpush. For this reason, players should either only go for a Hog Rider + Freeze when they have other units backing it up from a counterattack, or if the match is about to end and they need to deal as much damage as possible. It is not a good idea to send in a Hog Rider simply to destroy a building, especially if it is the only building targeting unit available, as defeating Crown Towers becomes substantially more difficult. Spells or simply waiting out the lifetime of the building are more effective. The exception to this is an Elixir Collector placed in front of the King's Tower. If a Hog Rider placed at the bridge, he can destroy the Collector for a positive Elixir trade, though the damage from both Princess Towers will usually mean he does not survive to deal any damage to them. However, if the opponent sends in defending troops, it can be an opportunity to gain spell damage value. In a deck with several low-cost cards, it might be worth it to simply send the Hog Rider against one building. These decks shuffle their card rotation quick enough, that they will arrive to their next Hog Rider before the next building arrives in the opponent's card rotation. Long-ranged troops like Musketeer and Flying Machine can snipe those buildings, preserving some of the Hog Rider's health, possibly allowing it to get some Tower damage. When there are buildings placed in the middle to counter the Hog Rider, understanding the placement of the Hog Rider and the type of building placed can help the Hog Rider to bypass certain buildings. Passive buildings such as spawners and Elixir Collector have a larger hitbox than defensive buildings; which means that if a passive building was placed 3 tiles away from the river in the middle of the opponent's side, then it is impossible for the Hog Rider to bypass that placement as the Hog Rider will get pulled to that building. Defensive buildings have a smaller hitbox than a passive building, which means if that if a defensive building was placed three tiles away from the river in the middle of the opponent's side, a Hog Rider placed at the very left or right side of the Arena may be able to bypass it due to its smaller hitbox

    • @Nam3D626
      @Nam3D626 หลายเดือนก่อน +26

      Who are you and why are these guys talking about clash royal?

    • @joshabrillo4237
      @joshabrillo4237 หลายเดือนก่อน +9

      ​@@Nam3D626they're mudbloods

  • @PPedroFernandes
    @PPedroFernandes หลายเดือนก่อน +3254

    Imagine him getting to the end after a grueling 1700+ attempts, and someone pointing out "hey, you forgot to talk to mom"

    • @tnb4509
      @tnb4509 หลายเดือนก่อน +71

      Probably off screened it.

    • @holyvipers9814
      @holyvipers9814 หลายเดือนก่อน +20

      @@tnb4509on a livestream?

    • @TheAstuteAviary
      @TheAstuteAviary หลายเดือนก่อน +25

      Hey, he could talk to smant's mom

    • @zes7215
      @zes7215 หลายเดือนก่อน +3

      wrgg

    • @thesocialmediagame
      @thesocialmediagame หลายเดือนก่อน +108

      I would create an entire new category called:
      Pokemon FireRed Kaizo Ironmon - any% Momless

  • @vikrambansal1416
    @vikrambansal1416 หลายเดือนก่อน +6589

    32:10 "I am the most powerful trainer in the world" *sends out delibird*

    • @Green_Lightning
      @Green_Lightning หลายเดือนก่อน +100

      He is right. Delibird is op

    • @Aescalona
      @Aescalona หลายเดือนก่อน +91

      "Strong pokemon, weak pokemon..."

    • @user-jr8tf4yr1u
      @user-jr8tf4yr1u หลายเดือนก่อน +6

      Or a magikatp

    • @shadowdragon1396
      @shadowdragon1396 หลายเดือนก่อน +107

      If you can make Delibird work, you are the most powerful trainer in the world

    • @nugget9214
      @nugget9214 หลายเดือนก่อน +75

      He googled strongest Pokémon and saw Iron Bundle but since he didn't know how to get it he said "This should work"
      It didn't work.

  • @quak9087
    @quak9087 หลายเดือนก่อน +717

    I really appreciate what Lanturn contributed to this winning run, being the mon that "always died to Extrasensory", and also that it snuck its way onto the champion's team twice!!!

  • @Eden-kw1kw
    @Eden-kw1kw หลายเดือนก่อน +4357

    28:51 The reason why he called tickle the “ultimate technique,” is because on one of his really good runs, Blaine gave Smallant the TM for tickle and said, “Tickle is the ultimate technique!” or something like that.

    • @nathanh2523
      @nathanh2523 หลายเดือนก่อน +106

      that dialogue was shown and commented on by narrator smant

  • @huegofarley4684
    @huegofarley4684 หลายเดือนก่อน +2306

    "you have to talk to mom, i dont know why this is a rule"
    CAUSE WE DONT WANT TO BE RUDE SMANT!

    • @jdk2535
      @jdk2535 หลายเดือนก่อน +73

      Hollow Knight speedrunners could learn a thing or two.

    • @bilboswaggings
      @bilboswaggings หลายเดือนก่อน +32

      Kaizo Ironmom

    • @Stevonicus
      @Stevonicus หลายเดือนก่อน +18

      SmallAntMom just wanted to check in

    • @nicor3612
      @nicor3612 หลายเดือนก่อน

      elderbug can suck it man i am NOT wasting the 3 seconds@@jdk2535

    • @zoulcar9403
      @zoulcar9403 หลายเดือนก่อน

      ​@@Stevonicus Nah, SMANTMOM!

  • @redgyrados2000
    @redgyrados2000 หลายเดือนก่อน +395

    Couple of clarifications for anyone wondering:
    - Step-based items actually appear a few places in the overworld in addition to Mt. Moon. The QOL patch gets rid of them but, at the request of the challenge creator, the ones in Mt. Moon are kept because there's actually risk involved in getting them to spawn
    - The "second Pokemon is the strongest" isn't exactly true. Trainers will usually send out a mon with a super-effective move if they have one, which is why the second mon in a fight is often the most dangerous
    - For anyone confused why he went to Lavender Tower right away after Rock Tunnel, the rules require you to go there and fight the Rival. This is also an exception to the "enter each dungeon once" rule.

    • @Anonymice
      @Anonymice หลายเดือนก่อน +2

      Why'd he use white herb? I thought only berries were allowed.

    • @redgyrados2000
      @redgyrados2000 หลายเดือนก่อน +9

      @@Anonymice Rules were changed a while back to allow any consumable items so herbs are fine

  • @thomast7794
    @thomast7794 หลายเดือนก่อน +100

    This video was edited perfectly. You really felt like seeing the entire stream instead of just hearing a story about it.
    What especially hooked me was getting excited for the Gym TMs.

  • @pokeaimMD
    @pokeaimMD หลายเดือนก่อน +4034

    LEND ME YOUR STRENGTH BRO

    • @billbobs678
      @billbobs678 หลายเดือนก่อน +31

      Yoooo pokeaim

    • @superzockertvyt9630
      @superzockertvyt9630 หลายเดือนก่อน +10

      Can you leave some for me?

    • @drcreed6320
      @drcreed6320 หลายเดือนก่อน +32

      joey punching the air rn

    • @syan2240
      @syan2240 หลายเดือนก่อน

      Hello!

    • @benjaminknight8041
      @benjaminknight8041 หลายเดือนก่อน +7

      I was thinking of you this whole video... Sending my energy your way!!

  • @Vearru
    @Vearru หลายเดือนก่อน +2666

    30:30
    “Let’s hope it’s a bunch of weak garbage, 6 Gyarados, please”
    That must be a brand new sentence.

    • @hammerstix5791
      @hammerstix5791 หลายเดือนก่อน +170

      I mean, even under normal circumstances you'd be wishing for 6 Gyarados if you had a moderately good mon with t-bolt

    • @Vearru
      @Vearru หลายเดือนก่อน +86

      @@hammerstix5791
      I mean maybe, but I think you’d still prefer other Pokémon like Pelipper, and also calling Gyarados “a bunch of weak garbage” is just the cherry on top.

    • @lemons38
      @lemons38 หลายเดือนก่อน +43

      @@Vearru nah, i would rather sweep team full of gyarados, it's funnier this way

    • @niello5944
      @niello5944 หลายเดือนก่อน +33

      @@VearruIt makes no difference though. Pelipper or Gyrados will be down in one hit of a mighty thunderbolt.

    • @marctoast319
      @marctoast319 หลายเดือนก่อน +21

      6 magikarp guy fighting demons when he sees this

  • @borkysingasong
    @borkysingasong หลายเดือนก่อน +67

    The fact that Lickitung survived on 1 hp in the lab fight so that Smant could find the Skarmory pivot
    Fran walked so that Della could run

  • @nikhilanand2613
    @nikhilanand2613 หลายเดือนก่อน +2801

    Well actually Blaine's badge boost is the same as the original games because back then there was no separate Special stats. It's why psychic Pokémon were so broken

    • @toastr1255
      @toastr1255 หลายเดือนก่อน +370

      _Part_ of why psychic pokemon were broken. The type itself was also busted. It was immune to ghost for some reason, and dark and steel didn't exist yet, so its only weakness was bug, an absolutely garbage type, and its only resist was itself.
      But yes, the special stats being one single stat was insane, especially with amnesia giving +2 to it.

    • @JiggieSmalls
      @JiggieSmalls หลายเดือนก่อน +40

      🤓

    • @jetnyan2348
      @jetnyan2348 หลายเดือนก่อน +102

      @@toastr1255ghost also had like, no fucking moves so that wouldnt matter

    • @Jayyemi
      @Jayyemi หลายเดือนก่อน +71

      ​​@@toastr1255also, the best bug move was Pin Missile and RBY has an absurd amount of poison types

    • @user-eo1qe3uu5e
      @user-eo1qe3uu5e หลายเดือนก่อน +15

      🤓🤓🤓

  • @noinfo1018
    @noinfo1018 หลายเดือนก่อน +1925

    From somebody who’s watched kaizo ironmon since it came out, massive respect. This challenge is much harder than people seem to think

    • @harryh4h720
      @harryh4h720 หลายเดือนก่อน +97

      Seems like any bad luck could be fatal like e4 jolteon did so much damage that if even a half decent thing afterward may lose the game

    • @CorgiPuppie
      @CorgiPuppie หลายเดือนก่อน +1

      When did he start

    • @Alex-vl1mk
      @Alex-vl1mk หลายเดือนก่อน +130

      I mean, 1786 attempts just to win once is pretty self explanatory lol.

    • @yungruuku
      @yungruuku หลายเดือนก่อน +42

      I think people think it's easy because the strategy is way different. You don't have multiple options to deal with all the threats that come your way, and with all of the limiting rules there isn't much room for skill expression. The difficulty comes from playing around the rules and making critical decision in regards to them.

    • @warcriminalyes
      @warcriminalyes หลายเดือนก่อน +73

      ​@@yungruuku and lots of luck.
      Lots, and lots of luck.

  • @TimeBucks
    @TimeBucks หลายเดือนก่อน +1340

    This challenge is much harder than people seem to think

    • @logix8055
      @logix8055 หลายเดือนก่อน +56

      No shit really

    • @mypfpisgay.6322
      @mypfpisgay.6322 หลายเดือนก่อน +95

      Well, I sorta assumed that after 1500 tries.

    • @mypfpisgay.6322
      @mypfpisgay.6322 หลายเดือนก่อน

      ​@@logix8055 L comment and attitude.

    • @lwfawn
      @lwfawn หลายเดือนก่อน +29

      This channel’s a scam. Report them and move on.

    • @oesntdatterm9548
      @oesntdatterm9548 หลายเดือนก่อน +8

      ​@@lwfawnwanna explain?

  • @asdfasdf-mn8iu
    @asdfasdf-mn8iu หลายเดือนก่อน +42

    It feels like this challenge is mostly "play often enough to get good enough RNG to carry you through" xD

  • @tls178
    @tls178 หลายเดือนก่อน +847

    For anyone that's not acquainted with the average FR Ironmon run, getting 800% of heals or 14 items is something that some people failed to get in thousands of runs. This kind of luck is insane. On top of that, it looked like PP maxes and status healing items were raining in this run. White herbs as well. Something that you'd struggle to get in thousands runs he accomplished in 2k. No mirror coat, destiny bond or perish trap users either. He could win the lottery with this luck.
    No pop off at the end is freaky man, this dude is a cyborg

    • @_rosmarino
      @_rosmarino หลายเดือนก่อน +96

      I mean, he balanced the luck with a suboptimal pokemon. Stats and moves were good but not league-winning good. All those healings really hard carried, and he managed to use them in the best way possible

    • @redox4604
      @redox4604 หลายเดือนก่อน +74

      @@_rosmarinoBut then again, the stat distribution on his Skarmory was next to perfect

    • @vancyboi162
      @vancyboi162 หลายเดือนก่อน +20

      Yeah the luck seens fishy asf, wouldnt be surprised if its a modded run to tip the scales in his favour

    • @redox4604
      @redox4604 หลายเดือนก่อน +183

      @@vancyboi162 That I don't believe at all. SmallAnt's been doing challenges like this for a long time and has an insane amount of experience when it comes to critical thinking and improvisation. When you try this type of challenge over and over again with his set of skills, you just need to wait for the moment where the luck is on his side as well.

    • @vancyboi162
      @vancyboi162 หลายเดือนก่อน +12

      @@redox4604 Im pretty sure people like you think dreams speed run was legit and that mlb players arent on gear lol

  • @estebanquito2386
    @estebanquito2386 หลายเดือนก่อน +843

    33:05 "volt absorb? You're a genius" that literally made my day HAHSHAHS

  • @forclee
    @forclee หลายเดือนก่อน +64

    10:55 “Fury Cutter? It wouldn’t cut it” Lmao

  • @nuqi
    @nuqi หลายเดือนก่อน +2995

    I see now, the true strength of smallant... DELIBIRD.

  • @perfectlymedium
    @perfectlymedium หลายเดือนก่อน +993

    You are slowly destroying every challenge on this platform man respect 🔥

    • @deauxmn
      @deauxmn หลายเดือนก่อน

      Mate you’ve been robbed

    • @unofficialken
      @unofficialken หลายเดือนก่อน +1

      Ken approves of this comment

    • @Noobminous
      @Noobminous หลายเดือนก่อน

      I approve of ken

    • @Shorts-stealer
      @Shorts-stealer หลายเดือนก่อน

      Please reply to this comment “whatch the video before you comment”

    • @blazekick3662
      @blazekick3662 หลายเดือนก่อน +5

      @@Shorts-stealer what if he watched it on like 10x speed

  • @inhthinh522
    @inhthinh522 หลายเดือนก่อน +44

    I remember that last Lantern also have Perish song, and he used healing item on that turn facing it. It was so lucky, if that Lantern have used Perish song, he would only has 3 turn left to shut down Magnetric which would have killed the run at the last moment.

  • @user-eb2pu5dp7t
    @user-eb2pu5dp7t หลายเดือนก่อน +9

    This whole endeavor was a wild ride from start to finish and I'm so happy to have seen you win this live! Congratulations and cheers to Cosmizog for the amazing edit and Lycel for the hype thumbnail!
    That last sentence.. the Kaizo Ironmon Madness Returns.. here's to hoping it doesn't take 1786 attempts this time. Looking forward to it!

  • @rubye4022
    @rubye4022 หลายเดือนก่อน +292

    Ironic that despite Aerial Ace and- moreso than that- Blast Burn were the two moves that were realitively weak and memed on for just that in the run, there was at least one notable time both came in clutch IE the Shedninja popping up. Especially Blast Burn for the last attack to land you the win. GGs all around to you, 10/10 never touching this ruleset ever and going through this hard of a challange.

    • @runeheal
      @runeheal หลายเดือนก่อน +20

      idk man he has permanent sand shedinja is a non issue

    • @rubye4022
      @rubye4022 หลายเดือนก่อน +3

      @@runeheal
      And move the battle along how? Using the limited pp he has of moves? Using his limited amount of items? Even if it would have gone down to chip, taking turns that would waste resources could have killed the run too.

    • @Modie
      @Modie หลายเดือนก่อน +25

      @@rubye4022
      I don't get this response. If he had something better than Aerial Ace, he could have just attacked. Even if he didn't hit, Shedinja would have died. The only variable is that it can attack back, but Shedinja doesn't have a huge amount of base stats either, so there is not much to fear (I would assume that the HP stat wouldn't be changed as they didn't change its ability either).

    • @rubye4022
      @rubye4022 หลายเดือนก่อน +7

      @@Modie
      Well I don't have the exact timestamp on me, but I believe he said the only difference Shedninja has compared to other Pokémon was just the fact it still has Wonder Guard. Wonder Guard only lets it only be hit by super effective moves, it has nothing to do with the HP stat of the user, thus I'm sure it's total HP- as well as it's other stats- was randomized too such as every other 'mon. My entire point is if it's HP was randomized, which it likely was, chip more than likely is not be enough to take it out and he'd have to sit there wasting PP on moves that would guarantee to miss, or use the limited items he has, of which, both would be more useful on other Pokémon later in the run given the rules.

    • @Modie
      @Modie หลายเดือนก่อน +9

      @@rubye4022
      I am sorry, but what is the point of keeping Wonderguard if you don't keep the 1 HP? That's the whole gimmick after all.

  • @ryanvieira9007
    @ryanvieira9007 หลายเดือนก่อน +203

    The "favorite" mechanic lets you disregard the pre-decided starter if one of the other two is a favorite. It should be mentioned that Small Ant picked really honest and truly fun favorites for this run. This attempt number would be way lower if he optimized his play there, but chose not to. I thought this deserved a mention.

    • @yeetlordentertainment3937
      @yeetlordentertainment3937 หลายเดือนก่อน +30

      So if the choice is between Delibird and Magneton, I can just take Magneton? He's a personal fav bc as a kid, I had a Lt. Surge Starter Deck for the TCG, and only one Magneton in the entire pack. He was my strongest card!

    • @fenderdewit7520
      @fenderdewit7520 หลายเดือนก่อน +20

      ​@@yeetlordentertainment3937yes if you click it as favorite

  • @KarlMathiasMoberg
    @KarlMathiasMoberg หลายเดือนก่อน +18

    Having watched these stream for weeks, this video was so much fun to watch. Excellent job editing, great effects, great narration. Just an incredible video! Well done Smant!

  • @Raydarr11
    @Raydarr11 หลายเดือนก่อน +6

    I was watching him stream this about a month ago, so many attempts and seeing him put it on hold to stream other stuff, didn’t think he’d beat it. Props smant, this is impressive 👏🔥

  • @dronicx4002
    @dronicx4002 หลายเดือนก่อน +252

    I remember this run from stream. It was so late for me that I'd dozed off midway through, woke up in the final fight, immediately awake and hyped to see Della get this far, going back to sleep right after, feeling a little giddy cuz I was among those immediately attached when smant said "don't get attached before Brock" XD

    • @possomt6211
      @possomt6211 21 วันที่ผ่านมา

      How long did it take him to complete this? (Sorry if he said and ive forgotten)

    • @dronicx4002
      @dronicx4002 21 วันที่ผ่านมา

      The run itself or how many attempts? cuz it says how many attempts in the vid itself. The total run tho... can't have been more than 5 hours, idk there should be a timer on screen anyway @@possomt6211

  • @alextang3860
    @alextang3860 หลายเดือนก่อน +380

    Would love to see a compilation of all the funny/intense fails

    • @SeanFerree
      @SeanFerree หลายเดือนก่อน +6

      Me too!!

    • @Yuu-Gene
      @Yuu-Gene หลายเดือนก่อน +59

      The editor would die from watching 1786 attempts and the editing process too

    • @Hey_i_am_A-D
      @Hey_i_am_A-D หลายเดือนก่อน +4

      ​@@Yuu-Gene can you imagine the bag of money that editor will get😂

  • @UnEv3n
    @UnEv3n หลายเดือนก่อน +9

    Thank you, Smant. Skarmory and Absol have been my top two favorite pokemon since ruby and sapphire came out. Nice to see someone use the metal birb even if it's a meme run.

  • @user-ru2db1nj9m
    @user-ru2db1nj9m หลายเดือนก่อน +2

    very nice video, loved the narrative, you really got a lucky ironmon but it totally came through because of your plays and another bunch of luck. really love seeing more attention brought to the kaizo ironmon challenge hope youll really do a hgss one

  • @TheSB63
    @TheSB63 หลายเดือนก่อน +101

    Everyone talking about Delibird but bro, it makes me so happy that the bulk of the game you got through with my favorite pokemon Skarmory.

  • @kelthulhu
    @kelthulhu หลายเดือนก่อน +96

    Skarmory is one of my favorite pokemon

  • @Dropem7777
    @Dropem7777 29 วันที่ผ่านมา +2

    This was an amazing video to watch. I watched Ironmon when it first came to be and the reason the islands got banned was that the creator was informed during a run that went super south that they could go to the islands and they had not known this. After seeing how much advantage the islands gave, they felt it was too much for the challenge run.

  • @econsean
    @econsean หลายเดือนก่อน +146

    Really nice video that explains what Kaizo Ironmon is for people who might not be familiar while showing off this really sweet run. I hope this encourages more people to try it out! It's fun!

    • @-en_x3
      @-en_x3 หลายเดือนก่อน

      Love your Kaizo Ironmon guides!

    • @archerelms
      @archerelms หลายเดือนก่อน +9

      I hope it doesn't encourage TOO many people to play it. It's not for everyone. But more people, definitely!

    • @brianmiller5034
      @brianmiller5034 หลายเดือนก่อน

      If you think that this is fun then you are a mad man

    • @katsuragirin6168
      @katsuragirin6168 หลายเดือนก่อน +5

      It isnt fun lol
      Im saying this as a ro hack and soul game player

    • @katsuragirin6168
      @katsuragirin6168 หลายเดือนก่อน +8

      It is literally designed to be unfun bc of all the rng involved

  • @C-Vite
    @C-Vite หลายเดือนก่อน +93

    #1 on Trending...
    You are literally dominating the YT algorithm with a gaming video amongst all other topics

  • @florianzhegrova3289
    @florianzhegrova3289 หลายเดือนก่อน

    Such a good video! I loved watching your Ironmon streams

  • @NintenHawk
    @NintenHawk หลายเดือนก่อน +2

    Congrats on beating Kaizo! It was very fun watching you beat it live! That final battle got intense

  • @jamescruz8678
    @jamescruz8678 หลายเดือนก่อน +23

    this man beats one of the hardest challenges in all of pokemon and then immediately sets out to do another
    he cannot be stopped

  • @MichaelTaylor-td8ws
    @MichaelTaylor-td8ws หลายเดือนก่อน +45

    14:07 are we just going to ignore the deoxys chilling out in the open

    • @darwinwatterson1050
      @darwinwatterson1050 หลายเดือนก่อน +5

      ya, its meant to be ignored.

    • @aceofjacks7071
      @aceofjacks7071 หลายเดือนก่อน +1

      what, you don't have aliens just chilling in your local park?

    • @superjosh2454
      @superjosh2454 29 วันที่ผ่านมา +1

      He’s just chill like that

  • @user-jv3sv8fc1e
    @user-jv3sv8fc1e หลายเดือนก่อน +2

    You pace narratives so well, it really hooks in to be along on the ride with you

  • @acycle2124
    @acycle2124 หลายเดือนก่อน +6

    It's hard to emphasize how hard a run is while showing only the winning attempt, but I think this did a spectacular job showing how difficult it truly is

  • @shottysteve
    @shottysteve หลายเดือนก่อน +8

    despite knowing this was THE run, i was on the edge of my seat the whole time. a true legend

  • @carlgoadby1
    @carlgoadby1 หลายเดือนก่อน +16

    You didnt just pronounce repel like that

  • @Kurtis-Harris
    @Kurtis-Harris หลายเดือนก่อน

    I love this challenge to be honest and happy to see how you tackled it, and I'm thinking about doing an emerald national dex version that just seems improbable... I hope you enjoyed it though, well as much as you can with how ridiculous it gets. Thanks for the great content not just pokemon but everything!

  • @ragedragon1018
    @ragedragon1018 หลายเดือนก่อน +13

    Haha I love how Smant’s posting a lot more often like he used to! These challenges bring back the good old days of Smant

  • @colemitchell6728
    @colemitchell6728 หลายเดือนก่อน +8

    I think aplharad said it best. Its hard in the same way fliping a coin 100 tomea and getting head is hard. So much of the challenge is dependent on good rng. The vast majority of runs died early and boils down to " should have been luckier"

    • @MrSkme
      @MrSkme 23 วันที่ผ่านมา

      I see your perspective, but If skill was the only limiting factor it could never be "hard" (or unlikely to succeed) enough, you'd have tons of people who could complete it every time. If you want to make it "harder" than that you have to go add rng. And it is limited a lot by skill as well, you have to be resourceful and know the game really well, much due to the rng. Even if the stars happen to align enough for a technically possible run you'll have to be extremely good to have a chance.

  • @wbw3204
    @wbw3204 หลายเดือนก่อน +1

    Holy cow what an amazing video im glad there are Pokemon Trainers out there who have done it all and are willing to put themselves through this type of hell so i can enjoy some amazing content!!!

  • @TheSpeep
    @TheSpeep หลายเดือนก่อน +21

    To be clear, Smant getting the moves and heals he needed is not why hes stupidly lucky, thats just why were actually seeing this run.
    What makes him lucky is getting a run like this within 2000 attempts.

  • @FranMG
    @FranMG หลายเดือนก่อน +348

    thanks for naming it Fran ❤

    • @fernandomoya767
      @fernandomoya767 หลายเดือนก่อน +2

      No esperaba encontrarte acá crack, un saludo! Hace tiempo no veo tu contenido pero era muy bueno tambien

    • @Laplacee
      @Laplacee หลายเดือนก่อน +22

      Funny to see someone else with that name lmao. I was the sub he named it after, my name is Frano on Twitch

  • @MrGamerCaptain
    @MrGamerCaptain หลายเดือนก่อน +1

    love the UI edit effects. love how easy to understand your videos are

  • @shadowfootball1
    @shadowfootball1 หลายเดือนก่อน +1

    The editing and commentary are very engaging and entertaining. Thanks for the video Mr. Ant!

  • @Yenzi769
    @Yenzi769 หลายเดือนก่อน +628

    Loving the name Fran! Appreciate you a lot

    • @burwood69
      @burwood69 หลายเดือนก่อน +98

      scammer

    • @graceholbert2126
      @graceholbert2126 หลายเดือนก่อน +56

      @@burwood69 Absolutely bizarre comment so makes sense it's a bot. Reported.

    • @logancodd2621
      @logancodd2621 หลายเดือนก่อน

      This fuckwit is the Ashley of TH-cam

    • @mcbill7352
      @mcbill7352 หลายเดือนก่อน +46

      least obvious crypto scam:

    • @tdarassp
      @tdarassp หลายเดือนก่อน +14

      Report spam

  • @DipDip-sf6ml
    @DipDip-sf6ml หลายเดือนก่อน +12

    "YOU HAVE ANOTHER FULL RESTORE 🤯🤨 SINCE WHEN 😟😔🤔" *whispers* "paralyze please 🥺" "Withdrew? 😦😮😦, VOLT ABSORB YOU'RE A GENIUS 🫨🤓"

  • @xCherryBlossoms6x
    @xCherryBlossoms6x หลายเดือนก่อน

    insane run and superb editing, really enjoyed this video!

  • @ByiLHS
    @ByiLHS หลายเดือนก่อน +8

    "Repel" Pronunciation lol

  • @RuneTacticss
    @RuneTacticss หลายเดือนก่อน +6

    Idk if this is a hot take or not, but I think a challenge like this is just stupid and not fun at all. Its just setting up a BUNCH of arbitrary and highly specific rules just to make things needlessly complex and difficult. Its past the point of being fun, basically.

  • @Haxbox1700
    @Haxbox1700 หลายเดือนก่อน +2

    As someone who watched about 6000 of Pie's Kaizo attempts I'm pretty confident in saying you got some of the most forgiving early game gym leaders back to back I've ever seen. Still an amazing run regardless and you definitely put in the leg work to make this a very clean run, especially that friendship max return to get out of the lab.

  • @randomInterneter
    @randomInterneter หลายเดือนก่อน

    Amazing job!! Kaizo runs always take massive luck to even have a chance of winning, but you maximised it and played it great!!! Huge congrats

  •  หลายเดือนก่อน +10

    The clicking sound when he beats a pokémon is satisfying

    • @BLTHIJS
      @BLTHIJS 25 วันที่ผ่านมา

      X spotted 🗣️

  • @-Iskandar_
    @-Iskandar_ หลายเดือนก่อน +6

    R.I.P Akira Toriyama 🕊

  • @littlelauchie
    @littlelauchie หลายเดือนก่อน

    This was awesome to watch, thanks for making the video!

  • @dougrijin
    @dougrijin หลายเดือนก่อน +3

    I mean.. i like pokemon. But im old and not that much to go as far as to play the equivalent of a white room.
    I do love Gen 5's songs. Absolute bangers. Love your videos my guy.

  • @chris.c6
    @chris.c6 หลายเดือนก่อน +3

    Why did you pronounce repel like that? 😂

  • @hanafishehu5687
    @hanafishehu5687 หลายเดือนก่อน +3

    How I like it

  • @anch0ve488
    @anch0ve488 หลายเดือนก่อน

    I’m always so happy when I see a new upload. Thanks for all the great content!!!

  • @user-re8mi3ky5p
    @user-re8mi3ky5p หลายเดือนก่อน +1

    Entering the hall of internet legends with this one, Smant.
    Conveniently, you're also entering the hall of insano-crazy person-test of patience-willpower-omegachad-fame as well.
    Two honors you truly deserve. You're the man.

  • @bdicap2588
    @bdicap2588 หลายเดือนก่อน +4

    Wow what a “challenge” ts is like a gambler calling the slot machine hard. Just because it took you 1700 attempts doesnt mean it is objectively hard. You could get this luck on the first attempt. The difficulty isnt in the teambuilding or route prepping. Its how overlevelled we can get this defensive wall and gamble that the opponent has weak stage 1s. I like ur videos but calling this challenge the “hardest ever” is just wrong. Play a hardcore nuzlocke on emerald kaizo like pokemon challenges

    • @Pikamon11
      @Pikamon11 หลายเดือนก่อน +2

      "Wow what a “challenge” ts is like a gambler calling the slot machine hard. Just because it took you 1700 attempts doesnt mean it is objectively hard. You could get this luck on the first attempt. The difficulty isnt in the teambuilding or route prepping. Its how overlevelled we can get this defensive wall and gamble that the opponent has weak stage 1s. I like ur videos but calling this challenge the “hardest ever” is just wrong. Play a hardcore nuzlocke on emerald kaizo like pokemon challenges" 🤓🤓🤓

    • @vgamedude12
      @vgamedude12 หลายเดือนก่อน

      Isn't that most Pokémon challenges? It's a kids game so it's majority luck

    • @koustabborah4959
      @koustabborah4959 หลายเดือนก่อน +2

      There is always a guy like you in every good video.

    • @SilverTypo5081
      @SilverTypo5081 13 วันที่ผ่านมา

      ​@@koustabborah4959 To be fair the amount of RNG needed for this run is kinda insaine to the point where i as a guy that loves challenge runs wonders whats the point.

  • @Roberto-Boyd
    @Roberto-Boyd หลายเดือนก่อน

    Man these pokemon challenge videos are just amazing no matter what it is. KEEP EM COMING!

  • @sergiofelipe6636
    @sergiofelipe6636 หลายเดือนก่อน +2

    Bruh i was doing this ironmon with an arcanine only special moves and died at 7th gym by a milotic with counter because i used hidden power (dragon type) but the game still count on counter instead of mirror coat im very pissed off

  • @joshuamoore1570
    @joshuamoore1570 4 วันที่ผ่านมา

    i love the pokemon vods pls keep em comin!

  • @RohanSateejTV
    @RohanSateejTV หลายเดือนก่อน

    Congratz on beating this challenge! Once again, great video Tanner!

  • @JustTipy
    @JustTipy หลายเดือนก่อน +1

    SmallAnt’s pace narratives are always so well, it really hooks in to be along on the ride with him

  • @DamsEiueh
    @DamsEiueh หลายเดือนก่อน

    Great film showcasing this incredibly sweet run and providing background information on Kaizo Ironmon for those who may not know. I hope that more people will be inspired to give it a try! It's enjoyable!

  • @ElDonEstebano
    @ElDonEstebano หลายเดือนก่อน +1

    GG! It was insanely stressful to watch. I admire your persistence.

    • @SeanFerree
      @SeanFerree หลายเดือนก่อน +1

      Right on! Same!

  • @others9190
    @others9190 หลายเดือนก่อน

    That was insane! Well done, great video

  • @wwasdwtfcantmove
    @wwasdwtfcantmove หลายเดือนก่อน

    Hey SmallAnt, thanks for the more frequent uploads, these videos have been fantastic! Please keep them coming, we really appreciate them

  • @kitthekat6844
    @kitthekat6844 หลายเดือนก่อน

    Congrats on beating this challenge!
    Would've been cool to see some past attempts, tho. Some of the ones that got far or had interesting events.
    After all, you got 1700 attempts of footage ^-^

  • @aleco678
    @aleco678 หลายเดือนก่อน

    This is your best video ever small ant i respect the grind so much bro
    As an oldschool rs player i get grinds
    But this took precision

  • @ilovejonnysmeat
    @ilovejonnysmeat หลายเดือนก่อน

    I immediately subscribed and voted up the moment you won and said 1786 attempts later lol! GG man, you deserve this W!

  • @trippinbawls88
    @trippinbawls88 หลายเดือนก่อน +1

    "...and clearing the first major *roadbrock* of the game"
    man that got me gigglin lmao.

  • @Karrq
    @Karrq หลายเดือนก่อน +1

    Bro I had the chills at the end! Congratulations!!!!

  • @eggseggs9535
    @eggseggs9535 หลายเดือนก่อน +3

    #1 on trending keep up the good work you deserved this

  • @neftaliadrian
    @neftaliadrian 6 วันที่ผ่านมา

    Loved this. Great vid

  • @sephchan50
    @sephchan50 หลายเดือนก่อน +1

    Goddamn why am i sweating so much from the indigo fight. It's intense AF! Thank you for the upload!

  • @roecruz6541
    @roecruz6541 หลายเดือนก่อน

    Holy shit. Best pokemon vid I've seen recently. Also full circle moment with the manetric 😂

  • @kinghsingh7221
    @kinghsingh7221 12 วันที่ผ่านมา

    19:19 I see a heal at the Pokémon center, I was under the impression you could only heal during battles. Regardless, this whole run is the definition of insanity and I enjoyed watching every second of it.

  • @mlhawk517
    @mlhawk517 หลายเดือนก่อน

    Seeing this one with one of my favourite Pokémon is awesome, congrats dude

  • @svengluch5063
    @svengluch5063 หลายเดือนก่อน

    Loved the whole journey, thank you so much Smant

  • @Gokuirby
    @Gokuirby หลายเดือนก่อน

    This is 3 days late but congrats on making it into the news Smallant 🥳! Been watching your content for a while now, one of my favourite gaming youtubers no doubt.

  • @Seadrex37
    @Seadrex37 หลายเดือนก่อน

    This challenge (especially in the beginning) reminds me a lot of Destiny Tower in mystery dungeon. Just insanely hard and heavily focused on healing and survive, as well as move management.

  • @rupantarnirvor8132
    @rupantarnirvor8132 หลายเดือนก่อน

    You can tell smant's crazy by him immediately thinking about the next kaizo ironmon after finishing this one

  • @Currian_
    @Currian_ หลายเดือนก่อน

    The excitement I had watching this and seeing you win like I didn’t already read the title 😂😂😂

  • @MovieMaker1040
    @MovieMaker1040 หลายเดือนก่อน +1

    This is insane. Nicely done.

  • @SelectBard133
    @SelectBard133 หลายเดือนก่อน +1

    Nice video but it can never do justice showing the absurd grind it takes to clear this challenge.

  • @muzakilopez4607
    @muzakilopez4607 23 วันที่ผ่านมา

    yooo good job! But serious question: What's that overlay you use in the top left that gives the pokemon's info?! I need that!

  • @ericallen333
    @ericallen333 หลายเดือนก่อน

    Loved the cliff hanger at the end. I'll watch the HG,SS video when it comes out

  • @Kurtis-Harris
    @Kurtis-Harris หลายเดือนก่อน

    It was a pleasure to see you suffer through all those 1786 runs.
    Congrats~ :D

  • @jamesball90
    @jamesball90 หลายเดือนก่อน

    So happy to see you uploading more on TH-cam smant.

  • @hoboayoyo
    @hoboayoyo หลายเดือนก่อน

    Sick run
    The mod should update against the 3 moves that just kill you instantly + explosion.
    Keeping thunder over AA would do about 6 times as much damage as AA, assuming thunder hits.

  • @Slime7_
    @Slime7_ หลายเดือนก่อน

    good to see more consistent smant vids :)