Silph Puzzle Hunt 2021

Silph Puzzlehunt 2021
Silph Puzzle Hunt Logo.png
A blue Pokeball with white writing on the circumference reading "Silph Puzzlehunt". Various puzzle-related objects such as a calculator, a pencil, and a sheet of paper, are shown inside of the Pokeball.
Running TeamSilph
No. of Registered Teams443
Winning TeamDIGIMON: DIGITAL MONSTERS
No. of Rounds2
No. of Puzzles (Feeders and Metas)38
Timeframe and Location
LocationOnline
Start Time2021-12-04 10:00 EST
Finishing Time (Winning Team)13 hours
Official End Time2021-12-13 10:00 EST
Links
Hunt LinkLink
Wrapup LinkLink

The 2021 Silph Puzzle Hunt was a puzzle hunt run in December 2021. This was the 4th puzzlehunt from the writers, with the previous three iterations having run as Smogon Puzzle Hunt. The hunt is Pokemon-themed, and the story takes place in the Pokemon universe. Notably, all teams in the hunt also selected one of three factions to join as part of their pre-hunt registration.

The hunt was renamed from Smogon Puzzle Hunt to Silph due to no longer being strongly associated with the Smogon forums, where Smogon Puzzle Hunt originated and was usually run. This was also the first iteration of the hunt which ran on a website instead of a Discord server. The name of the Hunt is a reference to Silph Co., a fictional company in the Pokemon universe.

Plot[edit | edit source]

The story takes place in the Pokemon GO universe; the solver plays the role of a goon for an unnamed team in Round 1, going to various Puzzlestops on a map to carry out some unspecified task. As puzzles are solved at the Puzzlestops, new Puzzlestop locations are revealed, until finally the Round 1 meta is unlocked. After solving the Round 1 meta and remembering what their task is, solvers unlock the second round.

Round 2 has a similar structure, but with the more specific task of interacting with Candela, Spark, and Blanche, the three team leaders in Pokemon GO. Round 2 has 21 feeder puzzles, which go into 3 different metapuzzles—one for each team leader—and one final metameta.

Structure[edit | edit source]

Structure
Round # Feeder Puzzles Meta Puzzles Notes
1 12 1
2 21 4 21 feeders into 3 metas, then one final metameta

Round 1[edit | edit source]

# Puzzle
1 Opening Ceremony
2 Kids These Days
3 Quick Fix
4 Now I Know My 🐝🐝🐝s
5 If You Give...
6 Harmony
7 Color-Coded
8 Connections
9 Natural Order
10 Continuity
11 Chimera
12 Medal Ceremony
META Getting Going

Round 2[edit | edit source]

# Puzzle
1 I See!
2 White as a Sheet
3 Δ
4 Minute Detail
5 Indirect Anagrams
6 Drop The Cube
7 Only Geniuses Can Solve This Puzzle!!
8 Six Feet Under
9 🤝
10 Cyclic
11 RED SUS
12 Audit Instance
13 Re-actions
14 Composition
15 A Lot of Research into Things That Have Very Little Meaning
16 Card Sharks
17 The Minimeta That Goes Wrong
18 ⭐ Alliance
19 Overdone
20 Whole New Ball Game
21 Straight From The Headlines
META Candela's Mystic Correspondence
META Blanche's Social Instinct
META Spark's Stolen Valor
METAMETA A Turn For The Worse

Leaderboard[edit | edit source]

Rank Team Solves Finish Time Notes
1 DIGIMON: DIGITAL MONSTERS 38 2021-12-04 11:17:00 PM Team 🔥
2 Swim Shaymin 38 2021-12-05 3:14:00 AM Team ❄️
3 ⬤ JIGGLYPUFF SEEN FROM ABOVE 38 2021-12-05 3:47:00 AM Team 🔥
4 Mystik Herrings 🌀🎏 35 2021-12-05 4:41:00 PM Team ❄️
5 The Corsoline Schism 38 2021-12-05 7:33:00 PM Team ❄️
6 ፨ ETHIOPIC SEPARATOR REGISTEEL FACE 31 2021-12-05 11:12:00 PM Team ⚡
7 PE↗KO↘MON↗MAS↘TAH↗ HA↑HA↓HA↑HA↓ 38 2021-12-06 1:00:00 AM Team ⚡
8 pockET MAsters 38 2021-12-06 1:26:00 AM Team 🔥
9 Jigglyplugh 38 2021-12-06 12:16:00 PM Team ❄️
10 17th Generation Is All Ghost/Blood Pokémon 38 2021-12-06 12:34:00 PM Team 🔥
11 Team Galactic 38 2021-12-06 12:48:00 PM Team ❄️
12 [pi] 36 2021-12-06 12:53:00 PM Team 🔥
13 PLUsle and togedemaRU 33 2021-12-06 3:56:00 PM Team 🔥
14 The Carnivine Schism 38 2021-12-06 5:03:00 PM Team 🔥
15 Gotta Llama Mall 37 2021-12-06 9:24:00 PM Team 🔥
16 Dream Lobby 38 2021-12-06 11:20:00 PM Team 🔥
17 Mystinality 38 2021-12-07 10:29:00 AM Team ❄️
18 Please Clap 38 2021-12-07 3:09:00 PM Team ❄️
19 The Blob Wizards 31 2021-12-07 4:41:00 PM Team ❄️
20 Mobius Strippers 35 2021-12-07 9:18:00 PM Team ❄️
21 Unexpected Items In Sixth Bag Slot 38 2021-12-08 1:29:00 AM Team ❄️
22 Team Fletchling 36 2021-12-08 3:13:00 AM Team 🔥
23 Duckletty Charmanders 36 2021-12-08 3:22:00 AM Team ❄️
24 [URGENT] WE HAVE EIGHT IDENTIAL BADGES EXCEPT ONE❄️ 38 2021-12-08 10:58:00 AM Team ❄️
25 Teddy Set Gogoat 29 2021-12-08 11:17:00 AM Team ⚡
26 Inhumanality 33 2021-12-08 11:33:00 AM Team ⚡
27 Psyduck Soup 37 2021-12-08 12:51:00 PM Team ⚡
28 Aviation Laws 38 2021-12-08 1:53:00 PM Team ⚡
29 ✈ 33 2021-12-08 2:14:00 PM Team ⚡
30 ❄️ Eis Cues of /r/PictureGame 35 2021-12-08 3:01:00 PM Team ❄️
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