Instead of finding armor, food, and weapons in chests you instead find potions, rare candy, pokeballs, and held items/berries. At the start of the game a "grace period" of around a minute or two could let people get started and run, and after that whenever you lock eyes with another player, a battle is to take place. The last player with any pokemon left that have not fainted wins.
This adds a lot of challenge between avoiding aggressive wild pokemon, trying to find or avoid other players, and hoping to get a pokeball so you could catch that awesome pokemon you saw. Not to mention bosses you could find who might either doom you to lose or give you a destructive tm. I feel this would be a fun little game that would work if you didn't feel like holding a tournament, yet wanted to go against some friends in pixelmon.
What do you guys think of the idea? Is it good or should it remain just a thought?