POKEMON HEARTGOLD/SOULSILVER VERSION - GYM LEADER/ELITE FOUR GUIDE Written by Murk ----------------------------- COPYRIGHT INFORMATION: This document is copyright (C) 2010 David Critch, also known as Murk. It may not be used without the express permission of myself for any means other than purely personal use. Any violators of this will be punished to the fullest extent of the law. You have been warned. The following websites may use my FAQ with or without my permission, due to being granted express permission before: - www.gamefaqs.com - www.gamespot.com - www.neoseeker.com - www.supercheats.com Any and all others MUST ask first by means of e-mail communication. 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Ctrl+F: fnc ----------------------------- ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ ============================================== | 1: INTRODUCTION/CONTACT INFORMATION | inci | ============================================== Hello, and welcome to my newest guide on GameFAQs, the Pokemon HeartGold and SoulSilver Boss Guide. If you have followed any of my previous guides, you will know that I write up the boss guides in a certain way. I've completely changed that method around this time, cleaning it up a lot in my eyes, so it should be a lot better this time around. Most notable: I am now listing EXP points and abilities. I will be adding the Rival section this time around, having forgotten to do so last time, in my Platinum boss guide. There will not be movesets listed, as A) I don't want to use Ditto to record his moves, and B) aside from a few TM moves here and there, his moves are pretty much all level-up moves that you can find on Serebii.net or even here on GameFAQs anyway. Sorry for any inconvenience. All in all, this will be by far my most in-depth boss guide to date. I hope it will be of help to you. In case you have any questions, I can be contacted personally at one of the two e-mail addresses that I posted in the copyright information section. There is, however, a restriction on what you may contact me for, listed here: - If you contact me for personal issues, or even just to say hello, the e-mail will be ignored and deleted. I will only address e-mails pertaining to the guide. - If you contact me with questions that are easily answered within the guide, I will likely delete the e-mail as well. 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Thank you for your patience, and without further ado, I present my guide! ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ =================================== | 2: JOHTO GYM LEADER GUIDE | jgl | =================================== ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ o----------------------------------o |-- Violet Gym Leader: Falkner ----| o----------------------------------o |-- Specialty: Flying-type --------| |-- Prize: TM 51 (Roost), 1560y ---| |-- Badge: Zephyr Badge -----------| |-- HM Usage: HM 06 (Rock Smash) --| |-- Difficulty: 2-3/10 ------------| |-- Level Average: 11 -------------| |-- Total Experience Gained: 418 --| o----------------------------------o o------------------------o |-- Falkner's Pokemon: --| o------------------------o--------------------o |-- 1st Pokemon: Pidgey ----------------------| |-- Gender: Male -----------------------------| |-- Level: 9 ---------------------------------| |-- Type: Normal/Flying ----------------------| |-- Ability: Keen Eye ------------------------| |-- Experience Points: 105 -------------------| |-- Moves: Tackle, Sand-Attack ---------------| |-- Recommended Type: Rock -------------------| o---------------------------------------------o |-- 2nd Pokemon: Pidgeotto -------------------| |-- Gender: Male -----------------------------| |-- Level: 13 --------------------------------| |-- Type: Normal/Flying ----------------------| |-- Ability: Keen Eye ------------------------| |-- Experience Points: 313 -------------------| |-- Moves: Tackle, Sand-Attack, Gust, Roost --| |-- Recommended Type: Rock -------------------| o---------------------------------------------o o----------------------------o |-- My Pokemon --|-- Level --| o----------------------------o |-- Quilava -----|----- 14 --| |-- Geodude -----|----- 14 --| o----------------------------o As you can see, there's been a change in his levels since Gold and Silver. He is no longer a wimpy pushover and is quite capable of doing some damage. Just be glad he doesn't have a Staravia/Swellow and Wing Attack. Pidgey won't do much to you, and is only really there to chip at your health, so if you have high enough levels, it won't do eff-all in the end anyway, especially if you're like me and using a Geodude. Pidgeotto, however, can hold its own, at least against non-Rock Pokemon. Gust will seriously hurt you if you're underleveled, so train in Sprout Tower before the battle. Roost is the Flying-type Recover, meaning it will restore half its HP when used. This will serve to piss you off greatly, so try to beat it quickly and you'll be fine. Also note that Roost will make the bird a pure Normal-type for the rest of the turn after being used, so if used first, your Rock Throws will only do regular damage afterward. No Flash this time. You get to use Rock Smash after winning. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ o-----------------------------------o |-- Azalea Gym Leader: Bugsy -------| o-----------------------------------o |-- Specialty: Bug-type ------------| |-- Prize: TM 89 (U-Turn), 1800y ---| |-- Badge: Hive Badge --------------| |-- HM Usage: HM 01 (Cut) ----------| |-- Difficulty: 4/10 ---------------| |-- Level Average: 16 --------------| |-- Total Experience Gained: 1140 --| o-----------------------------------o o----------------------o |-- Bugsy's Pokemon: --| o----------------------o------------------------------o |-- 1st Pokemon: Scyther -----------------------------| |-- Gender: Female -----------------------------------| |-- Level: 17 ----------------------------------------| |-- Type: Bug/Flying ---------------------------------| |-- Ability: Technician ------------------------------| |-- Item: Sitrus Berry -------------------------------| |-- Experience Points: 681 ---------------------------| |-- Moves: U-Turn, Quick Attack, Leer, Focus Energy --| |-- Recommended Type: Rock, Flying, Fire -------------| o-----------------------------------------------------o |-- 2nd Pokemon: Metapod -----------------------------| |-- Gender: Female -----------------------------------| |-- Level: 15 ----------------------------------------| |-- Type: Bug ----------------------------------------| |-- Ability: Shed Skin -------------------------------| |-- Experience Points: 231 ---------------------------| |-- Moves: Tackle, Harden ----------------------------| |-- Recommended Type: Fire, Rock, Flying -------------| o-----------------------------------------------------o |-- 3rd Pokemon: Kakuna ------------------------------| |-- Gender: Female -----------------------------------| |-- Level: 15 ----------------------------------------| |-- Type: Bug/Poison ---------------------------------| |-- Ability: Shed Skin -------------------------------| |-- Experience Points: 228 ---------------------------| |-- Moves: Poison Sting, Harden ----------------------| |-- Recommended Type: Fire, Rock, Flying -------------| o-----------------------------------------------------o o----------------------------o |-- My Pokemon --|-- Level --| o----------------------------o |-- Quilava -----|----- 19 --| |-- Geodude -----|----- 19 --| |-- Flaaffy -----|----- 19 --| o----------------------------o A much harder battle this time, simply because the signature attack used does not suck anymore. He leads with Scyther this time, who will almost always use U-Turn, a move that will deal damage and then swap the user out for another Pokemon, which will be either Metapod or Kakuna, who are not fully evolved this time around either for reasons I still don't comprehend. Oh well. Taking out his two useless bugs isn't the problem; they both go out pretty easily, especially considering they almost never use moves outside of their damaging attacks. The problem is that when you do finally beat them (if you don't beat Scyther first), Scyther will be able to use U-Turn without having to switch out after, meaning he will keep the damage coming. U-Turn has a base Attack stat of 70 and, unlike Fury Cutter, is not inaccurate. If you chose Cyndaquil as your starter, you'll be fine. Same thing if you have a Flying- type like Pidgeotto. Geodude and such will still take a fair bit of damage, but Rock Throw will still deal insane damage, so it's worth it. Don't come in here with a Grass-type, period. It won't win. Also keep in mind that its ability, Technician, makes Quick Attack more powerful as well, bringing it up to 60 BP instead of 40. Seriously though, after ten years, you would think Metapod and Kakuna would finally be evolved for this battle... ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ o-----------------------------------o |-- Goldenrod Gym Leader: Whitney --| o-----------------------------------o |-- Specialty: Normal-type ---------| |-- Prize: TM 45 (Attract), 2400y --| |-- Badge: Plain Badge -------------| |-- HM Usage: HM 04 (Stength) ------| |-- Difficulty: 5-6/10 -------------| |-- Level Average: 18 --------------| |-- Total Experience Gained: 1060 --| o-----------------------------------o o------------------------o |-- Whitney's Pokemon: --| o------------------------o------------------------o |-- 1st Pokemon: Clefairy ------------------------| |-- Gender: Female -------------------------------| |-- Level: 17 ------------------------------------| |-- Type: Normal ---------------------------------| |-- Ability: Cute Charm --------------------------| |-- Experience Points: 247 -----------------------| |-- Moves: Doubleslap, Metronome, Encore, Mimic --| |-- Recommended Type: Fighting -------------------| o-------------------------------------------------o |-- 2nd Pokemon: Miltank -------------------------| |-- Gender: Female -------------------------------| |-- Level: 19 ------------------------------------| |-- Type: Normal ---------------------------------| |-- Ability: Scrappy -----------------------------| |-- Item: Lum Berry ------------------------------| |-- Experience Points: 813 -----------------------| |-- Moves: Stomp, Rollout, Milk Drink, Attract ---| |-- Recommended Type: Fighting, Rock -------------| o-------------------------------------------------o o----------------------------o |-- My Pokemon --|-- Level --| o----------------------------o |-- Quilava -----|----- 23 --| |-- Geodude -----|----- 23 --| |-- Flaaffy -----|----- 23 --| o----------------------------o Most of what I said in my Gold/Silver guide can apply to this battle; the only real difference is that each one has a level knocked off. For those who did not see that guide or who just don't want to go back and read it, I'll go into detail here. Clefairy wasn't a problem back in Gold/Silver, but it can be now because of Cute Charm, its ability. If you use a physical move on Clefairy (and it isn't KO'd), there's a chance your Pokemon will become infatuated with it. This will suck, plain and simple. Infatuation means that your chances of using an attack are cut in half. Outside of its cheap ability, it has Metronome and Doubleslap to attack, neither of which should be considered tough. Metronome can pull any attack in the Pokeverse out at random, but that's completely random; you will most likely not see a particularly useful one pulled unless you're really unlucky. The difficulty setting is purely for Miltank, the fat cow from the original gen that simply loves being an ass. It has the exact same moveset as last time with no changes. On the other hand, Miltank likes to use Stomp as its offense this time around, only occasionally using Rollout. It will almost always lead with Attract, the attack vesion of Cute Charm. If you thought Clefairy was annoying...you will hate Miltank with the burning anger of a thousand gods. Luck be with you. Geodude and Magnemite are good Pokemon to use against this gym, but Fighting Pokemon are your best bet. Oh, and don't get too excited if you manage to paralyze it or put it to sleep; Miltank is holding a Lum Berry, which heals all status conditions when used. If you're lucky enough to get a status condition in a second time, good job to you. By the way, if you happen to be using a Ghost Pokemon, Miltank's ability allows it to use Normal-types on them. Keep that in mind. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ o---------------------------------------o |-- Ecruteak Gym Leader: Morty ---------| o---------------------------------------o |-- Specialty: Ghost-type --------------| |-- Prize: TM 30 (Shadow Ball), 2760y --| |-- Badge: Fog Badge -------------------| |-- HM Usage: HM 03 (Surf) -------------| |-- Difficulty: 4/10 -------------------| |-- Level Average: 23 ------------------| |-- Total Experience Gained: 2634 ------| o---------------------------------------o o----------------------o |-- Morty's Pokemon: --| o----------------------o------------------------------------o |-- 1st Pokemon: Gastly ------------------------------------| |-- Gender: Male -------------------------------------------| |-- Level: 21 ----------------------------------------------| |-- Type: Ghost/Poison -------------------------------------| |-- Ability: Levitate --------------------------------------| |-- Experience Points: 427 ---------------------------------| |-- Moves: Lick, Spite, Curse, Mean Look -------------------| |-- Recommended Type: Ghost, Psychic -----------------------| o-----------------------------------------------------------o |-- 2nd Pokemon: Haunter -----------------------------------| |-- Gender: Male -------------------------------------------| |-- Level: 21 ----------------------------------------------| |-- Type: Ghost/Poison -------------------------------------| |-- Ability: Levitate --------------------------------------| |-- Experience Points: 567 ---------------------------------| |-- Moves: Hypnosis, Dream Eater, Nightmare, Curse ---------| |-- Recommended Type: Ghost, Psychic -----------------------| o-----------------------------------------------------------o |-- 3rd Pokemon: Gengar ------------------------------------| |-- Gender: Male -------------------------------------------| |-- Level: 25 ----------------------------------------------| |-- Type: Ghost/Poison -------------------------------------| |-- Ability: Levitate --------------------------------------| |-- Item: Sitrus Berry -------------------------------------| |-- Experience Points: 1017 --------------------------------| |-- Moves: Shadow Ball, Sucker Punch, Hypnosis, Mean Look --| |-- Recommended Type: N/A ----------------------------------| o-----------------------------------------------------------o |-- 4th Pokemon: Haunter -----------------------------------| |-- Gender: Male -------------------------------------------| |-- Level: 23 ----------------------------------------------| |-- Type: Ghost/Poison -------------------------------------| |-- Ability: Levitate --------------------------------------| |-- Experience Points: 621 ---------------------------------| |-- Moves: Night Shade, Sucker Punch, Curse, Mean Look -----| |-- Recommended Type: Ghost, Psychic -----------------------| o-----------------------------------------------------------o o----------------------------o |-- My Pokemon --|-- Level --| o----------------------------o |-- Quilava -----|----- 27 --| |-- Golem -------|----- 26 --| |-- Hypno -------|----- 27 --| |-- Flaaffy -----|----- 28 --| o----------------------------o All four of his Ghosts have the ability Levitate, which renders Ground attacks useless. Since one of his four weaknesses is Ground-types, this narrows down your options a little. Another point is that Dark-types are in low-to-zero supply right now. You can use Ghosts against his Ghosts if you can strike first, but do not use them against Gengar, as he has Shadow Ball and the first available level to learn Shadow Ball without the TM is 33. Since Psychics will also get thrashed by Shadow Ball, I don't recommended anything specific for Gengar. The Gastly and Haunters won't give you much trouble. Gastly will go down to pretty much anything, and the second Haunter can't really hurt you. The lower- leveled Haunter relies on your Pokemon being asleep to damage it with Dream Eater and Nightmare, the former working as a Psychic-type Mega Drain and the latter working like Curse does, except on sleeping foes. If you can keep your Pokemon awake, that's no problem anyway. It'll usually fall to one hit from any super-effective hit regardless, even if it's something simple like Bite on Croconaw/Growlithe/etc. Gengar is in a league of its own, far beyond other staple Pokemon you've faced like Scyther and Miltank. It no longer has Dream Eater, instead using the less worthy Sucker Punch (which runs off its terrible Attack stat), but this does not change much. See, With gen 4 came a physical/special split, and Shadow Ball was one of the attacks affected by it. This means that Shadow Ball will be MUCH stronger this time than it was back in gen 2. It also still has the ever-present Hypnosis, which will put you to sleep before it thrashes you with Shadow Ball. If you have a Normal-type Pokemon, this issue is rendered non- existent, but since most Normal-types can't do anything to Ghosts either, you would be better off facing it with something that can fight back. It is possible to have an Alakazam at this point, so if you do, you've likely won already. Keep the power split in mind throughout this battle and you'll be fine. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ o---------------------------------------o |-- Cianwood Gym Leader: Chuck ---------| o---------------------------------------o |-- Specialty: Fighting-type -----------| |-- Prize: TM 01 (Focus Punch), 3720y --| |-- Badge: Storm Badge -----------------| |-- HM Usage: HM 02 (Fly) --------------| |-- Difficulty: 3-4/10 -----------------| |-- Level Average: 30 ------------------| |-- Total Experience Gained: 2153 ------| o---------------------------------------o o----------------------o |-- Chuck's Pokemon: --| o----------------------o---------------------------------o |-- 1st Pokemon: Primeape -------------------------------| |-- Gender: Male ----------------------------------------| |-- Level: 29 -------------------------------------------| |-- Type: Fighting --------------------------------------| |-- Ability: Anger Point --------------------------------| |-- Experience Points: 925 ------------------------------| |-- Moves: Focus Punch, Rock Slide, Leer, Double Team ---| |-- Recommended Type: Psychic ---------------------------| o--------------------------------------------------------o |-- 2nd Pokemon: Poliwrath ------------------------------| |-- Gender: Male ----------------------------------------| |-- Level: 31 -------------------------------------------| |-- Type: Water/Fighting --------------------------------| |-- Ability: Damp ---------------------------------------| |-- Item: Sitrus Berry ----------------------------------| |-- Experience Points: 1228 -----------------------------| |-- Moves: Focus Punch, Surf, Body Slam, Hypnosis -------| |-- Recommended Type: Psychic, Grass, Flying, Electric --| o--------------------------------------------------------o o----------------------------o |-- My Pokemon --|-- Level --| o----------------------------o |-- Quilava -----|----- 31 --| |-- Golem -------|----- 31 --| |-- Hypno -------|----- 31 --| |-- Lapras ------|----- 31 --| |-- Ampharos ----|----- 32 --| o----------------------------o Your Grass-types will finally have a chance to shine here, especially little Chikorita, which should be fully evolved now anyway. This battle is easier than before. Both of Chuck's Pokemon know Focus Punch, a move with 20 PP and a base Attack of 150. Yes, you read correctly: it's as powerful as moves like Hyper Beam. The good news? It attacks last, and if you damage the Pokemon using it before it can attack, it'll cancel the attack out. This essentially means it'll have wasted a turn each time it uses Focus Punch. That being said, his two Pokemon do have other attacks they can use. Don't use your Flying-type against Primeape. It has Rock Slide, so Pidgeotto/ Golbat/whoever else will get knocked out of the sky pretty damn easily. If you took my advice for the last gym battle and leveled up a Psychic-type, it'll crush Primeape here. It'll probably also nail Poliwrath as well, unless he gets you first with Surf or Body Slam. If your Psychic-type goes down, whip out a Grass-type and watch Poliwrath fall. This battle won't give you much trouble, I assure you. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ o-------------------------------------o |-- Olivine Gym Leader: Jasmine ------| o-------------------------------------o |-- Specialty: Steel-type ------------| |-- Prize: TM 23 (Iron Tail), 4200y --| |-- Badge: Mineral Badge -------------| |-- HM Usage: N/A --------------------| |-- Difficulty: 1-2/10 ---------------| |-- Level Average: 32 ----------------| |-- Total Experience Gained: 2612 ----| o-------------------------------------o o------------------------o |-- Jasmine's Pokemon: --| o------------------------o------------------------------------o |-- 1st and 2nd Pokemon: Magnemite ---------------------------| |-- Genders: None --------------------------------------------| |-- Levels: 30 -----------------------------------------------| |-- Type: Electric/Steel -------------------------------------| |-- Ability: Magnet Pull -------------------------------------| |-- Experience Points: 571 each ------------------------------| |-- Moves: Thunderbolt, Sonicboom, Supersonic, Thunder Wave --| |-- Recommended Type: Ground ---------------------------------| o-------------------------------------------------------------o |-- 3rd Pokemon: Steelix -------------------------------------| |-- Gender: Female -------------------------------------------| |-- Level: 35 ------------------------------------------------| |-- Type: Steel/Ground ---------------------------------------| |-- Ability: Sturdy ------------------------------------------| |-- Item: Sitrus Berry ---------------------------------------| |-- Experience Points: 1470 ----------------------------------| |-- Moves: Iron Tail, Rock Throw, Screech, Sandstorm ---------| |-- Recommended Type: Fire, Ground, Fighting, Water ----------| o-------------------------------------------------------------o o----------------------------o |-- My Pokemon --|-- Level --| o----------------------------o |-- Quilava -----|----- 34 --| |-- Golem -------|----- 34 --| |-- Hypno -------|----- 33 --| |-- Lapras ------|----- 33 --| |-- Ampharos ----|----- 33 --| o----------------------------o I just...don't...understand...her...issues...with...evolution! All right, about her Pokemon. They're pitifully weak. She doesn't use any of the Steel-type's potential in this battle. The fact that she uses not one, but two Magnemites proves this. Even before the next two gens followed, there were three other Steel Pokemon that could have been used here: Forettress, Scizor and Skarmory. Anyway, none of that is relevant to the matter at hand, so send out your Ground-type and wipe out her two Magnemites and let us move on. Steelix, the Steel-type evolved form of Onix, can be challenging sometimes, but not here. Iron Tail gets STAB for 150 BP, but is rather inaccurate. I can only imagine that Rock Throw is there for the Fire-types you should be using. It will use Sandstorm as well, so be ready for that. While I do recommend Ground- and Fighting-types as well, Steelix has either the highest Defense stat of every Pokemon in the game or one of the highest - base 200, which is stupidly high - so physical moves may not be the greatest idea. Special moves, however, off it with ease since its Special Defense is only a third of what its Defense is. I've never had too many problems with this battle in either generation of Gold/Silver, and I don't think you will either. If you have any problems with this battle, all I can tell you is level your team up a bit more or start switching it up a bit. This is probably the easiest gym battle in Johto. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ o-----------------------------------o |-- Mahogany Gym Leader: Pryce -----| o-----------------------------------o |-- Specialty: Ice-type ------------| |-- Prize: TM 07 (Hail), 4080y -----| |-- Badge: Glacier Badge -----------| |-- HM Usage: HM 05 (Whirlpool) ----| |-- Difficulty: 4/10 ---------------| |-- Level Average: 32 --------------| |-- Total Experience Gained: 3013 --| o-----------------------------------o o----------------------o |-- Pryce's Pokemon: --| o----------------------o------------------------------o |-- 1st Pokemon: Seel --------------------------------| |-- Gender: Male -------------------------------------| |-- Level: 30 ----------------------------------------| |-- Type: Water --------------------------------------| |-- Ability: Thick Fat -------------------------------| |-- Experience Points: 642 ---------------------------| |-- Moves: Icy Wind, Snore, Rest, Hail ---------------| |-- Recommended Type: Electric -----------------------| o-----------------------------------------------------o |-- 2nd Pokemon: Dewgong -----------------------------| |-- Gender: Male -------------------------------------| |-- Level: 32 ----------------------------------------| |-- Type: Water/Ice ----------------------------------| |-- Ability: Thick Fat -------------------------------| |-- Experience Points: 1206 --------------------------| |-- Moves: Aurora Beam, Ice Shard, Rest, Sleep Talk --| |-- Recommended Type: Electric, Fighting -------------| o-----------------------------------------------------o |-- 3rd Pokemon: Piloswine ---------------------------| |-- Gender: Male -------------------------------------| |-- Level: 34 ----------------------------------------| |-- Type: Ice/Ground ---------------------------------| |-- Ability: Snow Cloak ------------------------------| |-- Item: Sitrus Berry -------------------------------| |-- Experience Points: 1165 --------------------------| |-- Moves: Blizzard, Ice Fang, Mud Bomb, Hail --------| |-- Recommended Type: Fire, Fighting, Steel ----------| o-----------------------------------------------------o o----------------------------o |-- My Pokemon --|-- Level --| o----------------------------o |-- Typhlosion --|----- 38 --| |-- Golem -------|----- 38 --| |-- Hypno -------|----- 38 --| |-- Golbat ------|----- 37 --| |-- Lapras ------|----- 37 --| |-- Ampharos ----|----- 38 --| o----------------------------o He's higher leveled this time, on level with Jasmine. Altogether he's a bit harder to beat than last time, especially since he no longer relies on the weak Icy Wind (though Hail isn't that threatening either), so be on edge. Seel and Dewgong are more or less the same. Ice Shard is the Ice-type version of Quick Attack, meaning Dewgong will strike first when using it. Both know Rest, which you by now know to be quite irritating to deal with, and can both attack while asleep with Snore and Sleep Talk, the latter choosing one attack at random and using it, including Rest. Both will go down to Electric-types. Piloswine is still as tough and resilient as ever. It's swapped Mist for Hail, Icy Wind for Ice Fang and Fury Attack for Mud Bomb, meaning it now gets STAB for every move it makes. Blizzard is rather inaccurate, but becomes 100% accurate in a hailstorm, which can be brought with Hail. If you chose a Fire- type as your starter, it should be a Typhlosion by now and have access to a few good Fire attacks to deal with this. Feraligatr can get the job done as well. Just use anything that won't get nailed by Blizzard and you'll be all right. Also note that Snow Cloak, Piloswine's ability, raises evasiveness in a hailstorm, so not every move you make will be guaranteed to hit. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ o----------------------------------------o |-- Blackthorn Gym Leader: Clair --------| o----------------------------------------o |-- Specialty: Dragon-type --------------| |-- Prize: TM 59 (Dragon Pulse), 4920y --| |-- Badge: Rising Badge -----------------| |-- HM Usage: HM 07 (Waterfall) ---------| |-- Difficulty: 8/10 --------------------| |-- Level Average: 39 -------------------| |-- Total Experience Gained: 5901 -------| o----------------------------------------o o----------------------o |-- Clair's Pokemon: --| o----------------------o----------------------------------------o |-- 1st Pokemon: Gyarados --------------------------------------| |-- Gender: Female ---------------------------------------------| |-- Level: 38 --------------------------------------------------| |-- Type: Water/Flying -----------------------------------------| |-- Ability: Intimidate ----------------------------------------| |-- Experience Points: 1741 ------------------------------------| |-- Moves: Dragon Pulse, Dragon Rage, Bite, Twister ------------| |-- Recommended Type: Electric ---------------------------------| o---------------------------------------------------------------o |-- 2nd and 3rd Pokemon: Dragonair -----------------------------| |-- Genders: Female --------------------------------------------| |-- Levels: 38 each --------------------------------------------| |-- Types: Dragon ----------------------------------------------| |-- Abilities: Shed Skin ---------------------------------------| |-- Experience Points: 2342 (1171 each) ------------------------| |-- Moves (1st): Dragon Pulse, Fire Blast, Slam, Thunder Wave --| |-- Moves (2nd): Dragon Pulse, Aqua Tail, Slam, Thunder Wave ---| |-- Recommended Types: Ice -------------------------------------| o---------------------------------------------------------------o |-- 4th Pokemon: Kingdra ---------------------------------------| |-- Gender: Female ---------------------------------------------| |-- Level: 41 --------------------------------------------------| |-- Type: Water/Dragon -----------------------------------------| |-- Ability: Sniper --------------------------------------------| |-- Item: Sitrus Berry -----------------------------------------| |-- Experience Points: 1818 ------------------------------------| |-- Moves: Dragon Pulse, Hydro Pump, Hyper Beam, Smokescreen ---| |-- Recommended Type: N/A --------------------------------------| o---------------------------------------------------------------o o----------------------------o |-- My Pokemon --|-- Level --| o----------------------------o |-- Typhlosion --|----- 43 --| |-- Golem -------|----- 42 --| |-- Hypno -------|----- 42 --| |-- Crobat ------|----- 42 --| |-- Lapras ------|----- 42 --| |-- Ampharos ----|----- 42 --| o----------------------------o I love it when a full team comes together like mine did. A different battle than last time. She's swapped a Dragonair for a Gyarados, which isn't very threatening as it only has one attack that it can actually use effectively, and that's Bite. That being said, Dragon Rage knocks off 40 HP each time it's used, no matter which Pokemon it is used against, so take Gyarados out quickly. Electric-types, as always, crush it easily. Her Dragonair pair is a bit different now. Both have Dragon Pulse, a powerful Dragon-type attack with 90 base power (plus STAB) and no extra effects. The only thing dragons are super-effective against is other dragons, so whip out your Ice-type that you may have gotten somewhere along the line and take them down. Beware if you're using Piloswine; both Dragonairs can damage it with Fire Blast and Aqua Tail respectively. Kingdra is a tank of power. All three of its damaging attacks have more than 100 BP - Dragon Pulse because of STAB - and it has no weaknesses you can use to your advantage unless you have a Dragon-type of your own. The only possible way for that to happen is if you traded, or got a Dratini from the Game Corner and brought it here as a Dragonair. Even if you did, Dragon Pulse will crush you long before you beat Kingdra. Worst of all is its ability, called Sniper, which makes every critical hit even more powerful than it normally would be. For this bout, I recommend nothing specifically, as its typing prevents almost all weaknesses. I personally used Ampharos in this battle, so I can tell you that Electric-types can still do fairly well, but tread very carefully. Hydro Pump now has 180 BP thanks to STAB, making it insanely powerful, and Hyper Beam does not fall far behind in power. And with that, the gym challenge of Johto concludes. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ ============================= | 3: ELITE FOUR GUIDE | efg | ============================= o--------------------------------------------o |-- My Team Prior To Elite Four Challenge: --| o--------------------------------------------o----------------o |-- 1st Pokemon: Typhlosion ----------------------------------| |-- Level: 50 ------------------------------------------------| |-- Type: Fire -----------------------------------------------| |-- Ability: Blaze -------------------------------------------| |-- Item: Charcoal -------------------------------------------| |-- Moves: Flamethrower, Rock Slide, Shadow Claw, Solarbeam --| o-------------------------------------------------------------o |-- 2nd Pokemon: Golem ---------------------------------------| |-- Level: 50 ------------------------------------------------| |-- Type: Ground/Rock ----------------------------------------| |-- Ability: Rock Head ---------------------------------------| |-- Item: Hard Stone -----------------------------------------| |-- Moves: Stone Edge, Earthquake, Double-Edge, Rock Polish --| o-------------------------------------------------------------o |-- 3rd Pokemon: Hypno ---------------------------------------| |-- Level: 50 ------------------------------------------------| |-- Type: Psychic --------------------------------------------| |-- Ability: Insomnia ----------------------------------------| |-- Item: Black Belt -----------------------------------------| |-- Moves: Psychic, Thunderpunch, Focus Blast, Psych Up ------| o-------------------------------------------------------------o |-- 4th Pokemon: Crobat --------------------------------------| |-- Level: 50 ------------------------------------------------| |-- Type: Poison/Flying --------------------------------------| |-- Ability: Inner Focus -------------------------------------| |-- Item: Poison Barb ----------------------------------------| |-- Moves: Cross Poison, Wing Attack, Shadow Ball, Screech ---| o-------------------------------------------------------------o |-- 5th Pokemon: Lapras --------------------------------------| |-- Level: 50 ------------------------------------------------| |-- Type: Water/Ice ------------------------------------------| |-- Ability: Shell Armor -------------------------------------| |-- Item: Mystic Water ---------------------------------------| |-- Moves: Surf, Ice Beam, Body Slam, Signal Beam ------------| o-------------------------------------------------------------o |-- 6th Pokemon: Ampharos ------------------------------------| |-- Level: 50 ------------------------------------------------| |-- Type: Electric -------------------------------------------| |-- Ability: Static ------------------------------------------| |-- Item: Magnet ---------------------------------------------| |-- Moves: Discharge, Fire Punch, Signal Beam, Charge --------| o-------------------------------------------------------------o A large amount of trading went into making these movesets. I regret nothing, considering the amount of training against wild Pokemon I did to get these levels. Fair is fair. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ o-----------------------------------o |-- Elite Four: Will ---------------| o-----------------------------------o |-- Specialty: Psychic-type --------| |-- Prize: 5040y -------------------| |-- Difficulty: 4-5/10 -------------| |-- Level Average: 41 --------------| |-- Total Experience Gained: 7508 --| o-----------------------------------o o---------------------o |-- Will's Pokemon: --| o---------------------o-------------------------------------o |-- 1st Pokemon: Xatu --------------------------------------| |-- Gender: Female -----------------------------------------| |-- Level: 40 ----------------------------------------------| |-- Type: Psychic/Flying -----------------------------------| |-- Ability: Synchronize -----------------------------------| |-- Experience Points: 1465 --------------------------------| |-- Moves: Psychic, U-Turn, Me First, Confuse Ray ----------| |-- Recommended Type: Ghost, Electric ----------------------| o-----------------------------------------------------------o |-- 2nd Pokemon: Jynx --------------------------------------| |-- Gender: Female -----------------------------------------| |-- Level: 41 ----------------------------------------------| |-- Type: Ice/Psychic --------------------------------------| |-- Ability: Oblivious -------------------------------------| |-- Experience Points: 1203 --------------------------------| |-- Moves: Psychic, Ice Punch, Doubleslap, Lovely Kiss -----| |-- Recommended Type: Fire, Ghost, Steel -------------------| o-----------------------------------------------------------o |-- 3rd Pokemon: Exeggutor ---------------------------------| |-- Gender: Female -----------------------------------------| |-- Level: 41 ----------------------------------------------| |-- Type: Grass/Psychic ------------------------------------| |-- Ability: Chlorophyll -----------------------------------| |-- Experience Points: 1861 --------------------------------| |-- Moves: Psychic, Egg Bomb, Hypnosis, Reflect ------------| |-- Recommended Type: Bug, Flying, Fire, Ghost -------------| o-----------------------------------------------------------o |-- 4th Pokemon: Slowbro -----------------------------------| |-- Gender: Female -----------------------------------------| |-- Level: 41 ----------------------------------------------| |-- Type: Water/Psychic ------------------------------------| |-- Ability: Own Tempo -------------------------------------| |-- Experience Points: 1440 --------------------------------| |-- Moves: Psychic, Water Pulse, Curse, Amnesia ------------| |-- Recommended Type: Ghost, Electric ----------------------| o-----------------------------------------------------------o |-- 5th Pokemon: Xatu --------------------------------------| |-- Gender: Female -----------------------------------------| |-- Level: 42 ----------------------------------------------| |-- Type: Psychic/Flying -----------------------------------| |-- Ability: Early Bird ------------------------------------| |-- Item: Sitrus Berry -------------------------------------| |-- Experience Points: 1539 --------------------------------| |-- Moves: Psychic, Aerial Ace, Ominous Wind, Confuse Ray --| |-- Recommended Type: Ghost, Electric ----------------------| o-----------------------------------------------------------o A couple new moves here and there, but otherwise the same Will as last time. All five of his Pokemon know Psychic, and all five are dual-types. However, all five can go down to a Ghost-type, and a Fire- and Electric-type pair can also take him down. Here we go. The weaker of the two Xatu opens the battle. If you remember your battle with Bugsy, you'll remember the powerful U-Turn, which he'll use to damage and then switch out. It also has Me First, which will take whatever damaging attack you use and attack first with it for one point five times the damage. Pray to God you're not using Hyper Beam or Explosion when this happens. Jynx is a bit annoying, but nothing major. Lovely Kiss puts you to sleep, and Ice Punch is pretty standard. Why it still has Double-Slap is beyond me. A Fire-type will put it down fairly easily; just be careful with Psychic. Exeggutor is one of those types that can be exploited if you bring the right Pokemon, like Scyther and a Bug-type move, which will deal four times regular damage. Otherwise, stick with Ghost- or Fire-type attacks. Reflect halves all physical damage. and Egg Bomb has a base power of 100, but is a Normal-type attack. Have some FUll Heals in case it uses Hypnosis. You've seen Slowbro before in Johto. It has Water Pulse, which can confuse you on occasion, Curse, which cuts its Speed and raises its Attack and Defense, and Amnesia, which brings up its Special Defense by a lot. This will make your Ghost and Electric attacks rather weak, so take it down quickly, or use a good physical move that's super-effective. If you can't do either, take it down any other way; Slowbro isn't particularly strong. Last but not least is his stronger Xatu, which has more type-coverage than the last. Aerial Ace never misses. Ever. Ominous Wind is a Ghost-type move that might raise all it stats by one stage. You know by now how irritating Confuse Ray is to deal with. It'll go down the same way the other one did, anyway. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ o-----------------------------------o |-- Elite Four: Koga ---------------| o-----------------------------------o |-- Specialty: Poison-type ---------| |-- Prize: 5280y -------------------| |-- Difficulty: 4/10 ---------------| |-- Level Average: 42 --------------| |-- Total Experience Gained: 6781 --| o-----------------------------------o o---------------------o |-- Koga's Pokemon: --| o---------------------o------------------------------------------o |-- 1st Pokemon: Ariados ----------------------------------------| |-- Gender: Male ------------------------------------------------| |-- Level: 40 ---------------------------------------------------| |-- Type: Bug/Poison --------------------------------------------| |-- Ability: Insomnia -------------------------------------------| |-- Experience Points: 1147 -------------------------------------| |-- Moves: Poison Jab, Giga Drain, Spider Web, Baton Pass -------| |-- Recommended Type: Fire, Flying, Psychic ---------------------| o----------------------------------------------------------------o |-- 2nd Pokemon: Venomoth ---------------------------------------| |-- Gender: Male ------------------------------------------------| |-- Level: 41 ---------------------------------------------------| |-- Type: Bug/Poison --------------------------------------------| |-- Ability: Tinted Lens ----------------------------------------| |-- Experience Points: 1212 -------------------------------------| |-- Moves: Psychic, Gust, Toxic, Supersonic ---------------------| |-- Recommended Type: Fire, Flying, Psychic ---------------------| o----------------------------------------------------------------o |-- 3rd Pokemon: Forettress -------------------------------------| |-- Gender: Male ------------------------------------------------| |-- Level: 43 ---------------------------------------------------| |-- Type: Bug/Steel ---------------------------------------------| |-- Ability: Sturdy ---------------------------------------------| |-- Experience Points: 1086 -------------------------------------| |-- Moves: Explosion, Swift, Protect, Toxic Spikes --------------| |-- Recommended Type: Fire --------------------------------------| o----------------------------------------------------------------o |-- 4th Pokemon: Muk --------------------------------------------| |-- Gender: Male ------------------------------------------------| |-- Level: 42 ---------------------------------------------------| |-- Type: Poison ------------------------------------------------| |-- Ability: Sticky Hold ----------------------------------------| |-- Item: Black Sludge ------------------------------------------| |-- Experience Points: 1413 -------------------------------------| |-- Moves: Gunk Shot, Toxic, Screech, Minimize ------------------| |-- Recommended Type: Psychic, Ground, Steel --------------------| o----------------------------------------------------------------o |-- 5th Pokemon: Crobat -----------------------------------------| |-- Gender: Male ------------------------------------------------| |-- Level: 44 ---------------------------------------------------| |-- Type: Poison/Flying -----------------------------------------| |-- Ability: Inner Focus ----------------------------------------| |-- Item: Sitrus Berry ------------------------------------------| |-- Experience Points: 1923 -------------------------------------| |-- Moves: Poison Fang, Wing Attack, Quick Attack, Double Team --| |-- Recommended Type: Psychic, Electric -------------------------| o----------------------------------------------------------------o Largely the same battle as in the last version. Some attacks are edited due to the generation change coupled with better available moves (because let's face it, Poison had very little to work with before gen 3), but otherwise the same battle. Ariados and Venomoth are both Bug-types as well as Poison-types, meaning Fire Pokemon will have fun toasting them. Rock- and Flying-types also work wonders in this bout. If you have neither but you do have a Psychic Pokemon, floor them with it. Neither have the stats to back up their moves, so don't worry. Forretress isn't a Poison-type at all, and so I have no idea why Koga has it. Who knows. It falls so fast to Fire-types (double weakness) that you probably have it beat before reading the rest of this paragraph anyway. You'll remember Muk from every battle you've ever had with Koga in any game. Aside from swapping Sludge Bomb with Gunk Shot, the Poison-type version of Fire Blast/Blizzard that may also poison you, it hasn't changed much. It's tough defensively, but if you nail its special stats, you won't have that problem anyway. Be careful, though, as it can and will break you if you don't take it down quickly. Last but not least is Crobat, our favorite fully-evolved bat Pokemon. As much as you probably hate Zubats, it's simply not possible to hate this chunk of awesomeness. Poison Fang isn't strong offensively, but it may badly poison you (ala Toxic aftereffects), so have Full Heals ready. Wing Attack and Quick Attack are rather generic, and Double Team is as annoying as ever. Pretty much anything can take Crobat down, but its speed will serve it well, so do it fast and effeciently, or something. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ o-----------------------------------o |-- Elite Four: Bruno --------------| o-----------------------------------o |-- Specialty: Fighting-type -------| |-- Prize: 5520y -------------------| |-- Difficulty: 2/10 ---------------| |-- Level Average: 43 --------------| |-- Total Experience Gained: 6649 --| o-----------------------------------o o----------------------o |-- Bruno's Pokemon: --| o----------------------o---------------------------------------o |-- 1st Pokemon: Hitmontop ------------------------------------| |-- Gender: Male ----------------------------------------------| |-- Level: 42 -------------------------------------------------| |-- Type: Fighting --------------------------------------------| |-- Ability: Technician ---------------------------------------| |-- Experience Points: 1242 -----------------------------------| |-- Moves: Triple Kick, Quick Attack, Dig, Counter ------------| |-- Recommended Type: Psychic, Flying -------------------------| o--------------------------------------------------------------o |-- 2nd Pokemon: Hitmonlee ------------------------------------| |-- Gender: Male ----------------------------------------------| |-- Level: 42 -------------------------------------------------| |-- Type: Fighting --------------------------------------------| |-- Ability: Reckless -----------------------------------------| |-- Experience Points: 1251 -----------------------------------| |-- Moves: Hi Jump Kick, Blaze Kick, Swagger, Focus Energy ----| |-- Recommended Type: Psychic, Flying -------------------------| o--------------------------------------------------------------o |-- 3rd Pokemon: Hitmonchan -----------------------------------| |-- Gender: Male ----------------------------------------------| |-- Level: 42 -------------------------------------------------| |-- Type: Fighting --------------------------------------------| |-- Ability: Iron Fist ----------------------------------------| |-- Experience Points: 1260 -----------------------------------| |-- Moves: Fire Punch, Ice Punch, Thunderpunch, Bullet Punch --| |-- Recommended Type: Psychic ---------------------------------| o--------------------------------------------------------------o |-- 4th Pokemon: Onix -----------------------------------------| |-- Gender: Male ----------------------------------------------| |-- Level: 43 -------------------------------------------------| |-- Type: Rock/Ground -----------------------------------------| |-- Ability: Sturdy -------------------------------------------| |-- Experience Points: 994 ------------------------------------| |-- Moves: Rock Slide, Earthquake, Dragonbreath, Sandstorm ----| |-- Recommended Type: Water, Grass ----------------------------| o--------------------------------------------------------------o |-- 5th Pokemon: Machamp --------------------------------------| |-- Gender: Male ----------------------------------------------| |-- Level: 46 -------------------------------------------------| |-- Type: Fighting --------------------------------------------| |-- Ability: No Guard -----------------------------------------| |-- Item: Sitrus Berry ----------------------------------------| |-- Experience Points: 1902 -----------------------------------| |-- Moves: Cross Chop, Revenge, Rock Slide, Foresight ---------| |-- Recommended Type: Psychic ---------------------------------| o--------------------------------------------------------------o Seriously? This is the easiest boss battle you've had so far, not counting those lame Rocket battles. You should have good knowledge on how to deal with pure brute strength in a battle by now, especially considering you've faced a Fighting-type arsenal before, courtesy of Chuck. Hitmontop no longer has Detect, which makes him infinitely better in my books; however, he has the ability Technician, which you've seen once before on the 2nd Leader Pokemon, Scyther. It boosts moves with 60 BP or less up by 1.5x, meaning all of Hitmontop's moves are now stronger than they would be. Dig now has 90 BP, for example, and Triple Kick will dish out bursts of 15, 30 and 45 BP hits respectively. It's not too troubling, but if you're using a Pokemon that isn't generally defensive, it could be. Counter will dish out twice the power of whatever physical move you used right back at you. Use a Psychic- or Flying-type. Hitmonlee finally has a half-decent moveset going for it. Blaze Kick is a Fire-type move that is only available to two Pokemon: Hitmonlee and Blaziken, the fully-evolved Fire starter of Ruby/Sapphire. Hitmonlee also has Hi Jump Kick, a move that, with STAB, has 150 BP. Furthermore, Hitmonlee's ability doubles Hi Jump Kick's power, meaning it could possibly deal out a move with an enormous 300 BP. Of course, everything has a catch, and Reckless's catch is that if it misses, it will do double the recoil damage to Hitmonlee. What I'm basically saying is KO it before it can seriously hurt you or even itself for that matter. Like Hitmonlee, Hitmonchan has a very beneficial ability unique to itself. Iron Fist will power up all punching-based moves by 20%, with no catch. All four of Hitmonchan's moves are punching moves. The elemental punches now have 90 BP each, and Bullet Punch, the Steel-type Quick Attack, now has 48 BP. It isn't a slouch offensively, so this could be a serious problem for you if you can't deal with it quickly. Bruno's Onix is a joke. Surf it into the ground. His staple Pokemon, Machamp, hasn't changed much aside from switching Vital Throw for Revenge, a move that does double damage if Machamp gets hit before attacking in the same turn. The ability No Guard, again rather new to you, makes every move for every Pokemon in play 100% accurate, including yours. However, this means that Rock Slide and Cross Chop now have perfect accuracy as well, and they're strong. For this reason, I'm not recommending aerial Pokemon for this bout; use a Psychic-type instead and watch your deadly accurate Psychic attacks nail Machamp into the ground. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ o-----------------------------------o |-- Elite Four: Karen --------------| o-----------------------------------o |-- Specialty: Dark-type -----------| |-- Prize: 5640y -------------------| |-- Difficulty: 7/10 ---------------| |-- Level Average: 44 --------------| |-- Total Experience Gained: 8321 --| o-----------------------------------o o----------------------o |-- Karen's Pokemon: --| o----------------------o-------------------------------------o |-- 1st Pokemon: Umbreon ------------------------------------| |-- Gender: Female ------------------------------------------| |-- Level: 42 -----------------------------------------------| |-- Type: Dark ----------------------------------------------| |-- Ability: Synchronize ------------------------------------| |-- Experience Points: 1773 ---------------------------------| |-- Moves: Faint Attack, Payback, Confuse Ray, Double Team --| |-- Recommended Type: Fighting, Bug -------------------------| o------------------------------------------------------------o |-- 2nd Pokemon: Vileplume ----------------------------------| |-- Gender: Female ------------------------------------------| |-- Level: 42 -----------------------------------------------| |-- Type: Grass/Poison --------------------------------------| |-- Ability: Chlorophyll ------------------------------------| |-- Experience Points: 1656 ---------------------------------| |-- Moves: Petal Dance, Acid, Moonlight, Stun Spore ---------| |-- Recommended Type: Fire, Psychic, Flying -----------------| o------------------------------------------------------------o |-- 3rd Pokemon: Gengar -------------------------------------| |-- Level: 45 -----------------------------------------------| |-- Gender: Female ------------------------------------------| |-- Type: Ghost/Poison --------------------------------------| |-- Ability: Levitate ---------------------------------------| |-- Experience Points: 1831 ---------------------------------| |-- Moves: Focus Blast, Lick, Spite, Destiny Bond -----------| |-- Recommended Type: Psychic, Ghost ------------------------| o------------------------------------------------------------o |-- 4th Pokemon: Murkrow ------------------------------------| |-- Gender: Female ------------------------------------------| |-- Level: 44 -----------------------------------------------| |-- Type: Dark/Flying ---------------------------------------| |-- Ability: Super Luck -------------------------------------| |-- Experience Points: 1008 ---------------------------------| |-- Moves: Faint Attack, Sucker Punch, Pluck, Whirlwind -----| |-- Recommended Type: Electric, Ice -------------------------| o------------------------------------------------------------o |-- 5th Pokemon: Houndoom -----------------------------------| |-- Level: 47 -----------------------------------------------| |-- Gender: Female ------------------------------------------| |-- Type: Dark/Fire -----------------------------------------| |-- Ability: Flash Fire -------------------------------------| |-- Item: Sitrus Berry --------------------------------------| |-- Experience Points: 2053 ---------------------------------| |-- Moves: Dark Pulse, Crunch, Flamethrower, Nasty Plot -----| |-- Recommended Type: Water, Fighting, Ground ---------------| o------------------------------------------------------------o The interesting thing about this battle is that you've seen every Pokemon on her team before, but only once each, with the exception of Murkrow which you have seen twice. She specializes in Dark Pokemon, which were in serious low demand back in gen 2 Gold/Silver (why she doesn't have Sneasel right now is beyond my understanding, though), so she has two night-based Pokemon to round off the even 5 lineup that everyone else on the Elite Four has. She's also the toughest of the four, simply because Dark-types in general are rather tough defensively. You faced Umbreon recently against one of the Kimono girls. It isn't much tougher than hers was, but it is still durable as stone. It will likely take several hits before it goes down, especially since Karen likes to heal her team as well. Faint Attack never misses, just like Swift, and Payback will deal out double damage if Umbreon took damage first. This means it could deal up to 150 BP of damage thanks to STAB, so be careful. Most Fighting Pokemon do exceedingly well here, but don't expect an instant KO by any means. Vileplume is a lot easier than Umbreon; you faced one against Arianna of Team Rocket as well. It's one of two fully evolved forms of Oddish and the easier of the two to take down because it has so many weaknesses, being a common double typing. Petal Dance is deadly, but not on Vileplume. It has Moonlight, which heals HP, and she'll use it over and over again if she needs to. A good Flamethrower or Psychic puts it down quickly. Compared to Morty's Gengar, Karen's sucks; it has the crappiest Gengar moveset I have ever seen. Lick does next to nothing, but does paralyze, and Spite reduces 4 PP off of your last used move. Focus Blast is powerful on Gengar but very inaccurate. The biggest threat is Destiny Bond. If Gengar uses it on the same turn you finish it off, you go down with it. This is insulting, so make sure you either finish it off before it's used, or have something OHKO it after outspeeding it. Murkrow is another rare Dark-type, also used by Arianna. Altogether a rather weak Pokemon, Murkrow has STAB in every move in its moveset in this battle. You know Faint Attack and Sucker Punch by now. Pluck does double damage if you have a Berry on your Pokemon being attacked, AND steals the Berry's effects. What a jerk. Knock it out of the air. Houndoom, seen once before by Archer of Team Rocket, is a beast. It has great Special Attack, and Dark Pulse and Flamethrower rely on that. Crunch is there for a reason, but I don't know what it is. Nasty Plot raises Special Attack by two stages, making his special hitters even stronger. Last but not least, all three of its attacks get STAB for massive damage, literally. Fortunately, you would be stupid to not have a Water-type on your team, so wash Houndoom out. See? This is why Surf is such an awesome HM move. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ o----------------------------------------o |-- Elite Four Champion: Lance ----------| o----------------------------------------o |-- Specialty: Dragon- and Flying-type --| |-- Prize: 10,000y ----------------------| |-- Difficulty: 7/10 --------------------| |-- Level Average: 48 -------------------| |-- Total Experience Gained: 12,968 -----| o----------------------------------------o o----------------------o |-- Lance's Pokemon: --| o----------------------o-------------------------------------------o |-- 1st Pokemon: Gyarados -----------------------------------------| |-- Gender: Male --------------------------------------------------| |-- Level: 46 -----------------------------------------------------| |-- Type: Water/Flying --------------------------------------------| |-- Ability: Intimidate -------------------------------------------| |-- Experience Points: 2109 ---------------------------------------| |-- Moves: Waterfall, Ice Fang, Flail, Dragon Pulse ---------------| |-- Recommended Type: Electric ------------------------------------| o------------------------------------------------------------------o |-- 2nd and 3rd Pokemon: Dragonite --------------------------------| |-- Genders: Male -------------------------------------------------| |-- Levels: 49 each -----------------------------------------------| |-- Types: Dragon/Flying ------------------------------------------| |-- Abilities: Inner Focus ----------------------------------------| |-- Experience Points: 4298 (2149 each) ---------------------------| |-- Moves (1st): Dragon Rush, Hyper Beam, Thunder, Thunder Wave ---| |-- Moves (2nd): Dragon Rush, Hyper Beam, Blizzard, Thunder Wave --| |-- Recommended Type: Ice -----------------------------------------| o------------------------------------------------------------------o |-- 4th Pokemon: Aerodactyl ---------------------------------------| |-- Gender: Male --------------------------------------------------| |-- Level: 48 -----------------------------------------------------| |-- Type: Rock/Flying ---------------------------------------------| |-- Ability: Pressure ---------------------------------------------| |-- Experience Points: 2077 ---------------------------------------| |-- Moves: Rock Slide, Aerial Ace, Crunch, Thunder Fang -----------| |-- Recommended Type: Rock, Electric ------------------------------| o------------------------------------------------------------------o |-- 5th Pokemon: Charizard ----------------------------------------| |-- Gender: Male --------------------------------------------------| |-- Level: 48 -----------------------------------------------------| |-- Type: Fire/Flying ---------------------------------------------| |-- Ability: Blaze ------------------------------------------------| |-- Experience Points: 2149 ---------------------------------------| |-- Moves: Fire Fang, Air Slash, Dragon Claw, Shadow Claw ---------| |-- Recommended Type: Rock, Water ---------------------------------| o------------------------------------------------------------------o |-- 6th Pokemon: Dragonite ----------------------------------------| |-- Gender: Male --------------------------------------------------| |-- Level: 50 -----------------------------------------------------| |-- Type: Dragon/Flying -------------------------------------------| |-- Ability: Inner Focus ------------------------------------------| |-- Item: Sitrus Berry --------------------------------------------| |-- Experience Points: 2335 ---------------------------------------| |-- Moves: Outrage, Hyper Beam, Fire Blast, Safeguard -------------| |-- Recommended Type: Ice -----------------------------------------| o------------------------------------------------------------------o This is it, the grand finale! Well, not really. Unlike last time, Hyper Beam isn't universally used by his team; only the Dragonites have it now. Almost every Pokemon has been beefed up a couple of levels as well, so if you're underleveled, you may have a fair bit of trouble here. You really shouldn't be underleveled, though. Gyarados has undergone a huge change in moves; somehow, Flail was the only one left in there. Ice Fang and Waterfall both run off its insane Attack stat and will probably take off a fair bit of your HP, unless you're smart and used an Electric-type, in which case Gyarados is already fainted. Dragon Pulse is the same as last time: rather useless on Gyarados. The two Dragonites are similar to before, except their Twisters are now Dragon Rushes, a far better Dragon-type move that run off physical strength. Both also know Hyper Beam and Thunder Wave, and each will possess an elemental move. One has Blizzard, the other has Thunder. If you caught a Lapras or something similar, bring it out here, but watch out for Thunder. Ice Beam delivers a massive amount of win against these two. Aerodactyl has four physical moves, two of which get STAB. Aerial Ace never misses. Thunder Fang will take out your Water-types, and has a chance at both paralyzing your Pokemon and flinching it. Crunch is just a stronger Bite. It no longer has Ancientpower, so watch out for endless barrages of Rock Slide, which you'll be happy to know is no longer hacked onto Aerodactyl since the move is now a TM, which you'll get much later in the game. Charizard has gone through the most changes of everyone on this team. It now possesses four strong and deadly attacks to contend with your entire team. Fire Fang is the Fire-type Bite attack; it can burn and flinch. Air Slash may also make you flinch, and is a Special move. Shadow Claw, a Ghost-type attack, has a good chance of getting a critical hit, and can really mess up your good and necessary Psychics. Finally, Dragon Claw is a regular Dragon-type move with 80 BP. If you have a Rock-type like Golem, let the raining boulders commence. Finally, to bring up the rear is his original Dragonite. It's exactly the same as last time, but since Outrage is now a Physical move, it's much stronger in turn. Safeguard blocks status problems, and you know Fire Blast and Hyper Beam by now. Taking down his final Dragonite will bring out the end of the battle and the Johto championship. And remember, this was just the beginning. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ =================================== | 4: KANTO GYM LEADER GUIDE | kgl | =================================== Just like last time, once you beat the Elite Four and its Champion, you get to go off to Kanto to face the gym leaders there. This time, however, they aren't pushovers by any means. Each leader, aside from Blue, has leveled up their teams by at least seven levels each. They are all in the high-40s to 50s in level, even beyond Lance. If you want to keep up, you'll want to make sure you have also passed the 50 mark, which isn't as hard in this game as people seem to think. Now, on to the guide. I will be listing the gym leaders in the same order I used in my previous guide. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ o--------------------------------------o |-- Vermilion Gym Leader: Lt. Surge ---| o--------------------------------------o |-- Specialty: Electric-type ----------| |-- Prize: TM 34 (Shock Wave). 6360y --| |-- Badge: Thunder Badge --------------| |-- HM Usage: N/A ---------------------| |-- Difficulty: 2-3/10 ----------------| |-- Level Average: 49 -----------------| |-- Total Experience Gained: 7744 -----| o--------------------------------------o o----------------------o |-- Surge's Pokemon: --| o----------------------o-----------------------------------------------o |-- 1st Pokemon: Raichu -----------------------------------------------| |-- Gender: Male ------------------------------------------------------| |-- Level: 51 ---------------------------------------------------------| |-- Type: Electric ----------------------------------------------------| |-- Ability: Static ---------------------------------------------------| |-- Experience Points: 1332 -------------------------------------------| |-- Moves: Shock Wave, Quick Attack, Double Team, Thunder Wave --------| |-- Recommended Type: Ground ------------------------------------------| o----------------------------------------------------------------------o |-- 2nd and 4th Pokemon: Electrode ------------------------------------| |-- Genders: None -----------------------------------------------------| |-- Levels: 47 each ---------------------------------------------------| |-- Types: Electric ---------------------------------------------------| |-- Abilities: Static -------------------------------------------------| |-- Experience Points: 3020 (1510 each) -------------------------------| |-- Moves (1st): Shock Wave, Light Screen, Double Team, Thunder Wave --| |-- Moves (2nd): Charge Beam, Self-destruct, Double Team, Screech -----| |-- Recommended Types: Ground -----------------------------------------| o----------------------------------------------------------------------o |-- 3rd Pokemon: Magneton ---------------------------------------------| |-- Gender: None ------------------------------------------------------| |-- Level: 47 ---------------------------------------------------------| |-- Type: Steel/Electric ----------------------------------------------| |-- Ability: Sturdy ---------------------------------------------------| |-- Experience Points: 1621 -------------------------------------------| |-- Moves: Shock Wave, Mirror Shot, Double Team, Supersonic -----------| |-- Recommended Type: Ground, Fire ------------------------------------| o----------------------------------------------------------------------o |-- 5th Pokemon: Electabuzz -------------------------------------------| |-- Gender: Male ------------------------------------------------------| |-- Level: 53 ---------------------------------------------------------| |-- Type: Electric ----------------------------------------------------| |-- Ability: Static ---------------------------------------------------| |-- Item: Sitrus Berry ------------------------------------------------| |-- Experience Points: 1771 -------------------------------------------| |-- Moves: Shock Wave, Quick Attack, Low Kick, Light Screen -----------| |-- Recommended Type: Ground ------------------------------------------| o----------------------------------------------------------------------o o----------------------------o |-- My Pokemon --|-- Level --| o----------------------------o |-- Typhlosion --|----- 53 --| |-- Golem -------|----- 53 --| |-- Hypno -------|----- 52 --| |-- Crobat ------|----- 52 --| |-- Lapras ------|----- 52 --| |-- Ampharos ----|----- 53 --| o----------------------------o I don't think I can emphasize it enough: bring a Ground-type to this battle. Anything will do: Graveler, Onix, Gligar, etc. As long as it has a good attack to deal some super-effective damage, this battle will be over long before you need my help with it. On the off-chance that you don't have a Ground-type (and you should; I've been at you about it since early Johto), this battle still isn't very hard, though you may have some problems with some of his Pokemon, specifically his pair of Electrodes; they are very fast and very annoying, especially since they tend to explode on you. Now, that would be problem solved, but Self-Destruct is a move that tends to wipe you out unless you're immune to it (Ghost) or sturdy as all hell (Steel, Rock). Have some Revives, just in case. You've dealt with Magneton before, courtesy of your rival; you should also have an idea on how to beat it from your battle with Jasmine, who used two Magnemites. Deal with it the same way you did them. Fire and Fighting Pokemon work well if you don't have a Ground-type. Mirror Shot can get annoying if it starts lowering your accuracy, though. Raichu, Surge's staple Pokemon that somehow became shafted in Gold/Silver, is not very threatening. It has decent offensive stats but terrible defenses in turn, so most physical attacks will send it off to the emergency room. Just remember that Shock Wave never misses, ever, just like Swift and Faint Attack and Aerial Ace and a number of other attacks. What's funny is that its moves haven't changed at all since FR/LG. His final and new staple Pokemon, Electabuzz, is one that goes all the way back to Gen 1. It has decent stats all around, but its moves are pretty weak for this point of the game. If you're using something like Golem or Steelix, watch out for Low Kick, which greatly damages heavy Pokemon. Take him down the same way you did Raichu. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ o--------------------------------------o |-- Saffron Gym Leader: Sabrina -------| o--------------------------------------o |-- Specialty: Psychic-type -----------| |-- Prize: TM 48 (Skill Swap), 6600y --| |-- Badge: Marsh Badge ----------------| |-- HM Usage: N/A ---------------------| |-- Difficulty: 5-6/10 ----------------| |-- Level Average: 54 -----------------| |-- Total Experience Gained: 5970 -----| o--------------------------------------o o------------------------o |-- Sabrina's Pokemon: --| o------------------------o-------------------------------o |-- 1st Pokemon: Espeon ---------------------------------| |-- Gender: Male ----------------------------------------| |-- Level: 53 -------------------------------------------| |-- Type: Psychic ---------------------------------------| |-- Ability: Synchronize --------------------------------| |-- Experience Points: 2236 -----------------------------| |-- Moves: Psychic, Shadow Ball, Calm Mind, Skill Swap --| |-- Recommended Type: Dark, Bug -------------------------| o--------------------------------------------------------o |-- 2nd Pokemon: Mr. Mime -------------------------------| |-- Gender: Female --------------------------------------| |-- Level: 53 -------------------------------------------| |-- Type: Psychic ---------------------------------------| |-- Ability: Filter -------------------------------------| |-- Experience Points: 1543 -----------------------------| |-- Moves: Psychic, Light Screen, Mimic, Skill Swap -----| |-- Recommended Type: Dark, Ghost, Bug ------------------| o--------------------------------------------------------o |-- 3rd Pokemon: Alakazam -------------------------------| |-- Gender: Male ----------------------------------------| |-- Level: 55 -------------------------------------------| |-- Type: Psychic ---------------------------------------| |-- Ability: Inner Focus --------------------------------| |-- Item: Sitrus Berry ----------------------------------| |-- Experience Points: 2191 -----------------------------| |-- Moves: Psychic, Energy Ball, Reflect, Skill Swap ----| |-- Recommended Type: Dark, Ghost, Bug ------------------| o--------------------------------------------------------o o----------------------------o |-- My Pokemon --|-- Level --| o----------------------------o |-- Typhlosion --|----- 53 --| |-- Golem -------|----- 54 --| |-- Hypno -------|----- 53 --| |-- Crobat ------|----- 53 --| |-- Lapras ------|----- 52 --| |-- Ampharos ----|----- 53 --| o----------------------------o All three of her Pokemon are above level 50, unlike last time. This means that you need to be above level 50 as well, or you're in for a really tough battle. As well, all three of her Pokemon know both Psychic and Skill Swap. You should be well familiar with Psychic by now. Skill Swap is a move that swaps your own Pokemon's ability with hers. If you have a good ability that you rely on at times, don't bring that Pokemon into this battle. To be honest, I found Espeon to be the most challenging. Psychic will quite literally destroy anything it's strong against, so leave your Fighting and Poison Pokemon on the side. Anything with low Special Defense should not be here, either. Don't use a Ghost Pokemon, either, as Shadow Ball will decimate it if it lands first. If you have a high-leveled Dark-type, it'll be immune to Psychic and repel Shadow Ball, so have that with you and you'll be fine with this bout. Also remember that Calm Mind will raise its Special Attack and its Special Defense, making it both stronger and more durable. Take it out before it can do this too many times, or you'll be dealing with a telekinetic fortress. Mr. Mime and Alakazam are pretty similar in moveset. Mime has Light Screen, which halves Special damage for five turns, and Mimic, which copies whatever move you used last. It has decent Special Attack, but otherwise goes down quite easily. Mr. Mime is really more of a staller than anything else. Meanwhile, Alakazam will obliterate you if you come unprepared. A base Special Attack of 135 means it's virtually unrivaled by non-legendary Psychic Pokemon. Energy Ball is a Grass-type move, and I don't know why he has it. Reflect will halve all physical moves, which is bad, since it's Alakazam's Defense you will be exploiting. Don't use a Water-type, period. Instead, bring your starter if it's not weak against either attack, or a Dark-type if you can find one. All in all, this is one of the tougher battles of the game. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ o--------------------------------------o |-- Fuschia Gym Leader: Janine --------| o--------------------------------------o |-- Specialty: Poison-type ------------| |-- Prize: TM 84 (Poison Jab), 6000y --| |-- Badge: Soul Badge -----------------| |-- HM Usage: N/A ---------------------| |-- Difficulty: 2/10 ------------------| |-- Level Average: 47 -----------------| |-- Total Experience Gained: 7856 -----| o--------------------------------------o o-----------------------o |-- Janine's Pokemon: --| o-----------------------o-----------------------------------o |-- 1st Pokemon: Crobat ------------------------------------| |-- Gender: Female -----------------------------------------| |-- Level: 47 ----------------------------------------------| |-- Type: Poison/Flying ------------------------------------| |-- Ability: Inner Focus -----------------------------------| |-- Experience Points: 2053 --------------------------------| |-- Moves: Wing Attack, Screech, Supersonic, Confuse Ray ---| |-- Recommended Type: Psychic, Electric --------------------| o-----------------------------------------------------------o |-- 2nd Pokemon: Weezing -----------------------------------| |-- Gender: Female -----------------------------------------| |-- Level: 44 ----------------------------------------------| |-- Type: Poison -------------------------------------------| |-- Ability: Levitate --------------------------------------| |-- Experience Points: 1630 --------------------------------| |-- Moves: Sludge Bomb, Explosion, Double Hit, Toxic -------| |-- Recommended Type: Psychic ------------------------------| o-----------------------------------------------------------o |-- 3rd Pokemon: Ariados -----------------------------------| |-- Gender: Female -----------------------------------------| |-- Level: 47 ----------------------------------------------| |-- Type: Poison/Bug ---------------------------------------| |-- Ability: Insomnia --------------------------------------| |-- Experience Points: 1348 --------------------------------| |-- Moves: Poison Jab, Pin Missile, Psychic, Screech -------| |-- Recommended Type: Fire, Flying, Psychic ----------------| o-----------------------------------------------------------o |-- 4th Pokemon: Ariados -----------------------------------| |-- Gender: Female -----------------------------------------| |-- Level: 47 ----------------------------------------------| |-- Type: Poison/Bug ---------------------------------------| |-- Ability: Insomnia --------------------------------------| |-- Experience Points: 1348 --------------------------------| |-- Moves: Poison Jab, Pin Missile, Night Shade, Swagger ---| |-- Recommended Type: Fire, Flying, Psychic ----------------| o-----------------------------------------------------------o |-- 5th Pokemon: Venomoth ----------------------------------| |-- Gender: Female -----------------------------------------| |-- Level: 50 ----------------------------------------------| |-- Type: Poison/Bug ---------------------------------------| |-- Ability: Tinted Lens -----------------------------------| |-- Item: Sitrus Berry -------------------------------------| |-- Experience Points: 1477 --------------------------------| |-- Moves: Sludge Bomb, Signal Beam, Psychic, Double Team --| |-- Recommended Type: Fire, Flying, Psychic ----------------| o-----------------------------------------------------------o o----------------------------o |-- My Pokemon --|-- Level --| o----------------------------o |-- Typhlosion --|----- 55 --| |-- Golem -------|----- 55 --| |-- Hypno -------|----- 55 --| |-- Crobat ------|----- 55 --| |-- Lapras ------|----- 55 --| |-- Ampharos ----|----- 55 --| o----------------------------o Very similar to your battle with Koga. If you managed to beat Sabrina, this battle is a cakewalk in comparison. Poison-types have always been rather tricky in battle, but it's only really her first two Pokemon that take true advantage of that. You've dealt with Crobat before. It's not as tough as Koga's despite being a higher level, so whatever strategy you used last time will work here as well. Same with Weezing, who is immune to Ground-types because of Levitate, leaving Psychic as its only weakness by default. Explosion will wipe out any Psychic Pokemon you have, so be sure to finish it quickly. Beware of Toxic as well. As for why Crobat has two attacks to induce confusion, I have no idea; the AI has never been particularly bright in ingame battles. Her two Ariados are pretty easy to bring down. Both know Poison Jab, a pretty strong Poison-type move, and Pin Missile, a weak Bug-type move. The first one knows Psychic; the second knows Night Shade. You should have no trouble taking them down if you have a Fire-type on hand. venomoth has some good moves handy. Signal Beam has a chance of causing some confusion for you, and is average in strength. You know the rest by now. For best results, bring a flamethrower. If you don't have one, Psychic-types and even Rock-types work fine. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ o-------------------------------------o |-- Celadon Gym Leader: Erika --------| o-------------------------------------o |-- Specialty: Grass-type ------------| |-- Prize: TM 19 (Giga Drain), 6720 --| |-- Badge: Rainbow Badge -------------| |-- HM Usage: N/A --------------------| |-- Difficulty: 1-2/10 ---------------| |-- Level Average: 54 ----------------| |-- Total Experience Gained: 8272 ----| o-------------------------------------o o--------------------------------------------------------------o |-- Erika's Pokemon: ------------------------------------------| o--------------------------------------------------------------o |-- 1st Pokemon: Jumpluff -------------------------------------| |-- Gender: Female --------------------------------------------| |-- Level: 51 -------------------------------------------------| |-- Type: Grass/Flying ----------------------------------------| |-- Ability: Chlorophyll --------------------------------------| |-- Experience Points: 1923 -----------------------------------| |-- Moves: Giga Drain, U-Turn, Leech Seed, Sunny Day ----------| |-- Recommended Type: Ice, Fire, Flying -----------------------| o--------------------------------------------------------------o |-- 2nd Pokemon: Tangela --------------------------------------| |-- Gender: Female --------------------------------------------| |-- Level: 52 -------------------------------------------------| |-- Type: Grass -----------------------------------------------| |-- Ability: Chlorophyll --------------------------------------| |-- Experience Points: 1849 -----------------------------------| |-- Moves: Giga Drain, Ancientpower, Wring Out, Sleep Powder --| |-- Recommended Type: Fire, Ice, Flying -----------------------| o--------------------------------------------------------------o |-- 3rd Pokemon: Victreebel -----------------------------------| |-- Gender: Female --------------------------------------------| |-- Level: 56 -------------------------------------------------| |-- Type: Grass/Poison ----------------------------------------| |-- Ability: Chlorophyll --------------------------------------| |-- Experience Points: 2292 -----------------------------------| |-- Moves: Leaf Storm, Razor Leaf, Grass Knot, Sunny Day ------| |-- Recommended Type: Fire, Ice, Flying -----------------------| o--------------------------------------------------------------o |-- 4th Pokemon: Bellossom ------------------------------------| |-- Gender: Female --------------------------------------------| |-- Level: 56 -------------------------------------------------| |-- Type: Grass -----------------------------------------------| |-- Ability: Chlorophyll --------------------------------------| |-- Item: Sitrus Berry ----------------------------------------| |-- Experience Points: 2208 -----------------------------------| |-- Moves: Giga Drain, Solarbeam, Synthesis, Sunny Day --------| |-- Recommended Type: Fire, Ice, Flying -----------------------| o--------------------------------------------------------------o o----------------------------o |-- My Pokemon --|-- Level --| o----------------------------o |-- Typhlosion --|----- 56 --| |-- Golem -------|----- 56 --| |-- Hypno -------|----- 56 --| |-- Crobat ------|----- 57 --| |-- Lapras ------|----- 56 --| |-- Ampharos ----|----- 56 --| o----------------------------o A literal walk in the park. Every one of her Pokemon has the ability Chlorophyll. Do NOT use Sunny Day in this battle for any reason; sunlight doubles the speed of every Pokemon on her team. Three of her four Pokemon have Sunny Day anyway, so make sure you bring something that can OHKO every one of her Pokemon - not hard for a Fire-type to do anyway - or bring a weather-changing move of your own. Also, every one of her Pokemon except for Victreebel knows Giga Drain, which absorbs half the damage you take. Grass-types are pitiful against Fire- and Flying-types, and for that reason, I have nothing further to say about Victreebel aside from this: look at its moves. Jumpluff is composed of both Grass and Flying attributes, and your first and foremost thought would probably be to kill it with fire. However, it's much, much more fun to watch it fall to Ice. It has a double weakness to the cold, so watching it fall in one shot to Powder Snow of all things is just too funny to see. Remember that U-Turn, when used, will switch it out afterward, but its stats are so pitiful that neither it nor Giga Drain will deal that much damage to you anyway. Tangela, on the other hand, has rather decent defenses going for it. You'll likely remember Ancientpower as a move that may or may not raise the user's main five stats by one stage each. It's there for the Fire- and Ice-types you should be using, and it will deal a fair bit of damage since Tangela has some good Special Attack going for it as well. On the other hand, it will fall to the cold just as easily as Jumpluff did if you're using a Special attack... Just off the thing with fire or ice. Finally, there's Bellossom. The thing about her is that unlike the three you faced before her, she has some great stats all around, so Solarbeam can and just might off whatever you're using, barring Steel-types. Losing with my trusty Arcanine in another file taught me that. The plus side, of course, is that using Sunny Day when you're a Grass-type Pokemon is a double-edged sword, and basing your entire strategy around it heaves that sword into you. I also find that Psychic Pokemon do well here as well, probably because it evolved from a Grass/Poison Pokemon before. Just a theory. Anyway, Synthesis will recover health when used, and more health if Sunny Day is active, so go for a good, solid hit with a strong Fire attack and you should be fine. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ o--------------------------------------o |-- Cerulean Gym Leader: Misty --------| o--------------------------------------o |-- Specialty: Water-type -------------| |-- Prize: TM 03 (Water Pulse), 6480 --| |-- Badge: Cascade Badge --------------| |-- HM Usage: N/A ---------------------| |-- Level Average: 51 -----------------| |-- Total Experience Gained: 8098 -----| o--------------------------------------o o----------------------o |-- Misty's Pokemon: --| o----------------------o----------------------------------o |-- 1st Pokemon: Golduck ---------------------------------| |-- Gender: Female ---------------------------------------| |-- Level: 49 --------------------------------------------| |-- Type: Water ------------------------------------------| |-- Ability: Damp ----------------------------------------| |-- Experience Points: 1827 ------------------------------| |-- Moves: Water Pulse, Psychic, Disable, Psych Up -------| |-- Recommended Type: Electric, Grass --------------------| o---------------------------------------------------------o |-- 2nd Pokemon: Quagsire --------------------------------| |-- Gender: Female ---------------------------------------| |-- Level: 49 --------------------------------------------| |-- Type: Water/Ground -----------------------------------| |-- Ability: Water Absorb --------------------------------| |-- Experience Points: 1438 ------------------------------| |-- Moves: Water Pulse, Earthquake, Amnesia, Rain Dance --| |-- Recommended Type: Grass ------------------------------| o---------------------------------------------------------o |-- 3rd Pokemon: Lapras ----------------------------------| |-- Gender: Female ---------------------------------------| |-- Level: 52 --------------------------------------------| |-- Type: Water/Ice --------------------------------------| |-- Ability: Shell Armor ---------------------------------| |-- Experience Points: 2439 ------------------------------| |-- Moves: Water Pulse, Ice Beam, Body Slam, Sing --------| |-- Recommended Type: Electric, Fighting -----------------| o---------------------------------------------------------o |-- 4th Pokemon: Starmie ---------------------------------| |-- Gender: None -----------------------------------------| |-- Level: 54 --------------------------------------------| |-- Type: Water/Psychic ----------------------------------| |-- Ability: Natural Cure --------------------------------| |-- Item: Sitrus Berry -----------------------------------| |-- Experience Points: 2394 ------------------------------| |-- Moves: Water Pulse, Ice Beam, Recover, Confuse Ray ---| |-- Recommended Type: Electric, Ghost --------------------| o---------------------------------------------------------o o----------------------------o |-- My Pokemon --|-- Level --| o----------------------------o |-- Typhlosion --|----- 57 --| |-- Golem -------|----- 58 --| |-- Hypno -------|----- 57 --| |-- Crobat ------|----- 57 --| |-- Lapras ------|----- 57 --| |-- Ampharos ----|----- 57 --| o----------------------------o Every single one of her Pokemon knows Water Pulse, a mildly strong Water-type move (made stronger since everyone gets STAB) that might confuse the target. In addition, each one knows a second attack that nails for solid damage, some of which get STAB as well. Be on your guard for this battle; it's not as simple as waltzing in with a Pikachu anymore. Also, I cannot stress this enough: bring a Grass-type. If you don't, then take it from me, this battle becomes that much harder. She opens with Golduck, a pure Water-type that has Water Pulse and Psychic to cover its fairly poor defenses. Psych Up will take whatever stat changes you have and copy them onto himself (if you use Harden, for example, his Defense will raise as well when Psych Up is used). As I said above, its defense isn't sturdy by any means, so take it down that way. Quagsire is the one Water-type she has that is completely immune to Electric attacks because of its dual-Ground attribute. If you make the mistake of using an Electric-type and trying to attack it, you'll both fail and get wrecked by Earthquake. Grass-types are the only types that can hit Quagsire for super- effective damage, and it'll hit for 4x damage as well. She covers this with Amnesia, which raises Special Defense by two stages. Doing this three times will keep it alive after even Grass-types attack him, so bring it down as quickly as possible or it will chip your team away. If you're like me, you know exactly how good Lapras is from experience. Water Pulse and Ice Beam both get STAB, making them hard-hitting attacks. Body Slam may paralyse; Sing may put you to sleep. Try not to use your prized Grass Pokemon in this bout, as it will get frozen to death. Whip out your Electric Pokemon and zap Lapras into surrender. Keep in mind that Lapras in general have a ton of health and rather good Sp. Defense, so it may take a few hits before going down. Her staple Pokemon, Starmie, which she has used in every generation of Pokemon to date, is a force to be reckoned with. It has high Speed, high Special stats and good Defense, so it will take some hits. If you're smart and use Thunder, that won't be a problem. If not, chip it away until it goes down. It, like Lapras, has Ice Beam, but doesn't get STAB from it, so if you could tank the Ice Beams Lapras threw out, you'll be fine here. As always, Confuse Ray and Recover will serve to piss you off right to the end. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ o--------------------------------------o |-- Pewter Gym Leader: Brock ----------| o--------------------------------------o |-- Specialty: Rock-type --------------| |-- Prize: TM 80 (Rock Slide), 6240y --| |-- Badge: Boulder Badge --------------| |-- HM Usage: N/A ---------------------| |-- Difficulty: 1/10 ------------------| |-- Level Average: 52 -----------------| |-- Total Experience Gained: 8663 -----| o--------------------------------------o o--------------------------o |-- The Brock's Pokemon: --| o--------------------------o-------------------------------o |-- 1st Pokemon: Graveler ---------------------------------| |-- Gender: Male ------------------------------------------| |-- Level: 51 ---------------------------------------------| |-- Type: Ground/Rock -------------------------------------| |-- Ability: Sturdy ---------------------------------------| |-- Experience Points: 1464 -------------------------------| |-- Moves: Rock Slide, Earthquake, Rollout, Defense Curl --| |-- Recommended Type: Grass, Water ------------------------| o----------------------------------------------------------o |-- 2nd Pokemon: Rhyhorn ----------------------------------| |-- Gender: Male ------------------------------------------| |-- Level: 51 ---------------------------------------------| |-- Type: Ground/Rock -------------------------------------| |-- Ability: Rock Head ------------------------------------| |-- Experience Points: 1474 -------------------------------| |-- Moves: Earthquake, Horn Drill, Sandstorm, Scary Face --| |-- Recommended Type: Grass, Water ------------------------| o----------------------------------------------------------o |-- 3rd Pokemon: Omastar ----------------------------------| |-- Gender: Male ------------------------------------------| |-- Level: 53 ---------------------------------------------| |-- Type: Rock/Water --------------------------------------| |-- Ability: Shell Armor ----------------------------------| |-- Experience Points: 2259 -------------------------------| |-- Moves: Ancientpower, Brine, Spike Cannon, Protect -----| |-- Recommended Type: Grass -------------------------------| o----------------------------------------------------------o |-- 4th Pokemon: Onix -------------------------------------| |-- Gender: Male ------------------------------------------| |-- Level: 54 ---------------------------------------------| |-- Type: Ground/Rock -------------------------------------| |-- Ability: Sturdy ---------------------------------------| |-- Item: Sitrus Berry ------------------------------------| |-- Experience Points: 1249 -------------------------------| |-- Moves: Rock Slide, Iron Tail, Screech, Sandstorm ------| |-- Recommended Type: Grass, Water ------------------------| o----------------------------------------------------------o |-- 5th Pokemon: Kabutops ---------------------------------| |-- Gender: Male ------------------------------------------| |-- Level: 52 ---------------------------------------------| |-- Type: Rock/Water --------------------------------------| |-- Ability: Battle Armor ---------------------------------| |-- Experience Points: 2217 -------------------------------| |-- Moves: Rock Slide, Aqua Jet, Giga Drain, Endure -------| |-- Recommended Type: Grass -------------------------------| o----------------------------------------------------------o o----------------------------o |-- My Pokemon --|-- Level --| o----------------------------o |-- Typhlosion --|----- 59 --| |-- Golem -------|----- 59 --| |-- Hypno -------|----- 59 --| |-- Crobat ------|----- 59 --| |-- Lapras ------|----- 60 --| |-- Ampharos ----|----- 60 --| o----------------------------o This is pathetic at best, as you can plainly see; I mean, half his team isn't even fully evolved, and all four of his Pokemon take four times regular damage from Grass moves. You recently got a decent Grass move from Erika of Celadon; put it to good use here. I'm not going into any further detail; there's no excuse for how bad his team is. You've seen all these moves before in this game at some point anyway. One thing you should note: Battle Armor and Shell Armor both prevent you from landing critical hits. *snort* As if that means anything in this battle. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ o------------------------------------o |-- Seafoam Gym Leader: Blaine ------| o------------------------------------o |-- Specialty: Fire-type ------------| |-- Prize: TM 50 (Overheat), 7080y --| |-- Badge: Volcano Badge ------------| |-- HM Usage: N/A -------------------| |-- Difficulty: 4-5/10 --------------| |-- Level Average: 56 ---------------| |-- Total Experience Gained: 6141 ---| o------------------------------------o o-----------------------o |-- Blaine's Pokemon: --| o-----------------------o-----------------------------------o |-- 1st Pokemon: Magcargo ----------------------------------| |-- Gender: Male -------------------------------------------| |-- Level: 54 ----------------------------------------------| |-- Type: Fire/Rock ----------------------------------------| |-- Ability: Flame Body ------------------------------------| |-- Item: White Herb ---------------------------------------| |-- Experience Points: 1782 --------------------------------| |-- Moves: Overheat. Rock Slide, Smog, Sunny Day -----------| |-- Recommended Type: Water, Ground ------------------------| o-----------------------------------------------------------o |-- 2nd Pokemon: Magmar ------------------------------------| |-- Gender: Male -------------------------------------------| |-- Level: 54 ----------------------------------------------| |-- Type: Fire ---------------------------------------------| |-- Ability: Flame Body ------------------------------------| |-- Item: White Herb ---------------------------------------| |-- Experience Points: 1932 --------------------------------| |-- Moves: Overheat, Thunderpunch, Confuse Ray, Sunny Day --| |-- Recommended Type: Water, Ground, Rock ------------------| o-----------------------------------------------------------o |-- 3rd Pokemon: Rapidash ----------------------------------| |-- Gender: Male -------------------------------------------| |-- Level: 59 ----------------------------------------------| |-- Type: Fire ---------------------------------------------| |-- Ability: Flash Fire ------------------------------------| |-- Item: White Herb ---------------------------------------| |-- Experience Points: 2427 --------------------------------| |-- Moves: Overheat, Flare Blitz, Bounce, Quick Attack -----| |-- Recommended Type: Water, Ground, Rock ------------------| o-----------------------------------------------------------o o----------------------------o |-- My Pokemon --|-- Level --| o----------------------------o |-- Typhlosion --|----- 64 --| |-- Golem -------|----- 63 --| |-- Hypno -------|----- 63 --| |-- Crobat ------|----- 62 --| |-- Lapras ------|----- 63 --| |-- Ampharos ----|----- 62 --| o----------------------------o A fair bit harder than in Gold/Silver, but nothing too challenging if you're at high enough levels. All three of his Pokemon are nine levels higher than before, and all three have the move Overheat, a Fire-type attack with 140 BP; however, it also cuts the user's Special Attack by two stages after each use. This means that the more it is used, the weaker it gets. It won't do much against Rock-types anyway, unless you're using ones with weak special stats, like Onix and Golem. Mine lasted just fine, so you should be okay. One thing you should note is that all three of his Pokemon carry White Herbs, which will restore their lowered stats, meaning they have second chances with Overheat. Magcargo uses moves you've seen before outside of Overheat, and has two double weaknesses: Water and Ground. If you have a Quagsire, it will have a field day here. Magmar is a strong Fire Pokemon with good offensive stats. On top of Overheat, it knows Thunderpunch to deal with Water-types and Confuse Ray to deal the usual irritation. Save your Water Pokemon for now; use a Ground-type and dish out Earthquake or something. Rapidash is fast and strong. It has a Fire-type attack for each offensive stat and each has more than 100 BP to deal out some serious damage. Bounce is a Flying-type move that works just like Fly, but may paralyse you as well. It isn't defensively powerful, but it can stall for time with Bounce and then hurt you. Surf it into oblivion. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ o--------------------------------------o |-- Viridian Gym Leader: Blue ---------| o--------------------------------------o |-- Specialty: Diversity --------------| |-- Prize: TM 92 (Trick Room), 9600y --| |-- Badge: Earth Badge ----------------| |-- HM Usage: HM 08 (Rock Climb) ------| |-- Difficulty: 8-9/10 ----------------| |-- Level Average: 57 -----------------| |-- Total Experience Gained: 14,587 ---| o--------------------------------------o o---------------------o |-- Blue's Pokemon: --| o---------------------o------------------------------------------o |-- 1st Pokemon: Exeggutor --------------------------------------| |-- Gender: Male ------------------------------------------------| |-- Level: 55 ---------------------------------------------------| |-- Type: Grass/Psychic -----------------------------------------| |-- Ability: Chlorophyll ----------------------------------------| |-- Experience Points: 2497 -------------------------------------| |-- Moves: Leaf Storm, Psychic, Hypnosis, Trick Room ------------| |-- Recommended Type: Bug, Fire, Flying, Ghost, Dark, Poison ----| o----------------------------------------------------------------o |-- 2nd Pokemon: Arcanine ---------------------------------------| |-- Gender: Male ------------------------------------------------| |-- Level: 58 ---------------------------------------------------| |-- Type: Fire --------------------------------------------------| |-- Ability: Intimidate -----------------------------------------| |-- Experience Points: 2646 -------------------------------------| |-- Moves: Flare Blitz, Dragon Pulse, Extremespeed, Roar --------| |-- Recommended Type: Water, Ground, Rock -----------------------| o----------------------------------------------------------------o |-- 3rd Pokemon: Rhydon -----------------------------------------| |-- Gender: Male ------------------------------------------------| |-- Level: 58 ---------------------------------------------------| |-- Type: Ground/Rock -------------------------------------------| |-- Ability: Rock Head ------------------------------------------| |-- Experience Points: 2535 -------------------------------------| |-- Moves: Stone Edge, Earthquake, Megahorn, Thunder Fang -------| |-- Recommended Type: Grass, Water, Fighting, Ground, Steel -----| o----------------------------------------------------------------o |-- 4th Pokemon: Gyarados ---------------------------------------| |-- Gender: Male ------------------------------------------------| |-- Level: 52 ---------------------------------------------------| |-- Type: Water/Flying ------------------------------------------| |-- Ability: Intimidate -----------------------------------------| |-- Experience Points: 2383 -------------------------------------| |-- Moves: Waterfall, Ice Fang, Return, Dragon Dance ------------| |-- Recommended Type: Electric, Rock ----------------------------| o----------------------------------------------------------------o |-- 5th Pokemon: Machamp ----------------------------------------| |-- Gender: Male ------------------------------------------------| |-- Level: 56 ---------------------------------------------------| |-- Type: Fighting ----------------------------------------------| |-- Ability: No Guard -------------------------------------------| |-- Experience Points: 2316 -------------------------------------| |-- Moves: Dynamicpunch, Stone Edge, Thunder Punch, Earthquake --| |-- Recommended Type: Psychic, Flying, Ghost --------------------| o----------------------------------------------------------------o |-- 6th Pokemon: Pidgeot ----------------------------------------| |-- Gender: Male ------------------------------------------------| |-- Level: 60 ---------------------------------------------------| |-- Type: Normal/Flying -----------------------------------------| |-- Ability: Tangled Feet ---------------------------------------| |-- Item: Sitrus Berry ------------------------------------------| |-- Experience Points: 2210 -------------------------------------| |-- Moves: Air Slash, Return, Whirlwind, Mirror Move ------------| |-- Recommended Type: Electric, Rock ----------------------------| o----------------------------------------------------------------o o----------------------------o |-- My Pokemon --|-- Level --| o----------------------------o |-- Typhlosion --|----- 65 --| |-- Golem -------|----- 65 --| |-- Hypno -------|----- 65 --| |-- Crobat ------|----- 65 --| |-- Lapras ------|----- 65 --| |-- Ampharos ----|----- 65 --| o----------------------------o Yes, for the first time in ages, you get to use an HM move after this battle. This is probably the most diverse gym leader you'll ever face, and that's because he was the rival of the very first series of games. He covers each and every one of his weaknesses, so this is going to be the best and hardest battles you've faced in this game so far. He's changed his team around a lot since Gold/Silver, switching Alakazam for Machamp and making Pidgeot his new staple Pokemon over Arcanine. You've also seen every single part of his team before, whether in boss battles or trainer battles. He leads with Exeggutor, which you've seen before in your battle with Will and in several battles with Psychic trainers. It will likely lead with Trick Room, a strange number that, for five turns, will switch around the order of battle: the slowest Pokemon will move first, and vice versa. This may get confusing, but is pretty straightforward. Leaf Storm is the Grass version of Overheat, and the others you've seen before. A Bug-type move would destroy it, but Fire-types work fine as well. Arcanine follows. It's the same level as last time, and now possesses Dragon Pulse and Flare Blitz on top of the moves from last time. You'll remember both moves from previous gym battles. It'll use Roar when its HP runs down, so keep on edge and try to take it out quickly. Extremespeed is like Quick Attack, but has 80 BP instead of 40. Keep that in mind when it's picking off your health. As for where you've seen Arcanine before, it would have been in Blaine's gym, maybe even before that. You've definitely seen Growlithe, the pre-form of Arcanine, before. Ah, Rhydon. You should have faced it sooner, but Brock's too dumb to think of evolving it. In case you've never seen it before, Stone Edge is a low-accuracy Rock-type move with 100 BP, and Megahorn is a Bug move with a whooping 120 BP. It'll take down your Grass-types with that and Water-types with Thunder Fang; well, it should, but it's so damn slow and weak special-wise that it would probably have fainted by now anyway from Surf or Giga Drain. You've faced Gyarados a number of times now. This one takes full advantage of its massive Attack stat with Ice Fang and Waterfall, and increases both those and Speed with Dragon Dance. Return increases in power depending on how much Blue loves him. Apparently it's a lot, judging from my battle with him. At any rate, the usual Electric attacks will send him packing pretty quickly. For some reason, Blue now has a Machamp. It's got four offensive moves, all of them riding off his high Attack. Dynamicpunch is inaccurate, but will be guaranteed to confuse you if it hits. You dealt with Stone Edge and Earthquake earlier in this battle, and you've seen Thunderpunch multiple times. All four moves are insanely accurate on Machamp, so have a Psychic Pokemon ready (for some reason, he has no attacks to deal with Psychics) to, well, Psychic him to death. Pidgeot, his new staple Pokemon, isn't very tough, though it is a respectable level 60, the highest a gym leader has ever been in any game. Since Blue has had one since the very beginning, you can bet that Return will be as high as it possibly can on Pidgeot. Air Slash is rather tame in comparison, but may cause flinching. Whirlwind is there for the same reason Roar was on Arcanine, so keep that in mind when you're electrocuting Pidgeot like you should be doing right now. And with that, the toughest gym battle in the game is done and over. Now, for the real champion... ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ ===================================== | 5: THE REAL CHAMPION BATTLE | rcb | ===================================== Just like last time, Red is waiting for you in Mt. Silver. This time, however, he waits at the peak, which happens to be outside. That's right, the biggest battle in gen 4 comes with a catch: it will be Hailing the entire time. Only one of his Pokemon is unaffected by the Hail, so it's not too too bad, but it is rather anticlimatic as well. Oh well. o-------------------------------------o |-- Pokemon Champion: Red ------------| o-------------------------------------o |-- Specialty: Diversity -------------| |-- Prize: 16,800y -------------------| |-- Difficulty: 10/10 ----------------| |-- Level Average: 84 ----------------| |-- Total Experience Gained: 19,290 --| o-------------------------------------o You didn't read it wrong. The level average is actually 84. o--------------------o |-- Red's Pokemon: --| o--------------------o-------------------------------------------o |-- 1st Pokemon: Pikachu ----------------------------------------| |-- Gender: Male ------------------------------------------------| |-- Level: 88 ---------------------------------------------------| |-- Type: Electric ----------------------------------------------| |-- Ability: Static ---------------------------------------------| |-- Item: Light Ball --------------------------------------------| |-- Experience Points: 1545 -------------------------------------| |-- Moves: Volt Tackle, Thunderbolt, Quick Attack, Iron Tail ----| |-- Recommended Type: Ground ------------------------------------| o----------------------------------------------------------------o |-- 2nd Pokemon: Lapras -----------------------------------------| |-- Gender: Male ------------------------------------------------| |-- Level: 80 ---------------------------------------------------| |-- Type: Water/Ice ---------------------------------------------| |-- Ability: Shell Armor ----------------------------------------| |-- Experience Points: 3753 -------------------------------------| |-- Moves: Blizzard, Brine, Psychic, Body Slam ------------------| |-- Recommended Type: Electric, Fighting ------------------------| o----------------------------------------------------------------o |-- 3rd Pokemon: Snorlax ----------------------------------------| |-- Gender: Male ------------------------------------------------| |-- Level: 82 ---------------------------------------------------| |-- Type: Normal ------------------------------------------------| |-- Ability: Thick Fat ------------------------------------------| |-- Experience Points: 2706 -------------------------------------| |-- Moves: Giga Impact, Crunch, Blizzard, Shadow Ball -----------| |-- Recommended Type: Steel, Fighting ---------------------------| o----------------------------------------------------------------o |-- 4th Pokemon: Venusaur ---------------------------------------| |-- Gender: Male ------------------------------------------------| |-- Level: 84 ---------------------------------------------------| |-- Type: Grass/Poison ------------------------------------------| |-- Ability: Overgrow -------------------------------------------| |-- Experience Points: 3744 -------------------------------------| |-- Moves: Frenzy Plant, Giga Drain, Sludge Bomb, Sleep Powder --| |-- Recommended Type: Fire, Flying, Psychic ---------------------| o----------------------------------------------------------------o |-- 5th Pokemon: Charizard --------------------------------------| |-- Gender: Male ------------------------------------------------| |-- Level: 84 ---------------------------------------------------| |-- Type: Fire/Flying -------------------------------------------| |-- Ability: Blaze ----------------------------------------------| |-- Experience Points: 3762 -------------------------------------| |-- Moves: Blast Burn, Flare Blitz, Air Slash, Dragon Pulse -----| |-- Recommended Type: Rock, Electric, Water ---------------------| o----------------------------------------------------------------o |-- 6th Pokemon: Blastoise --------------------------------------| |-- Gender: Male ------------------------------------------------| |-- Level: 84 ---------------------------------------------------| |-- Type: Water -------------------------------------------------| |-- Ability: Torrent --------------------------------------------| |-- Experience Points: 3780 -------------------------------------| |-- Moves: Hydro Cannon, Blizzard, Focus Blast, Flash Cannon ----| |-- Recommended Type: Electric, Grass ---------------------------| o----------------------------------------------------------------o o----------------------------o |-- My Pokemon --|-- Level --| o----------------------------o |-- Typhlosion --|----- 75 --| |-- Golem -------|----- 75 --| |-- Hypno -------|----- 75 --| |-- Crobat ------|----- 75 --| |-- Lapras ------|----- 75 --| |-- Ampharos ----|----- 75 --| o----------------------------o There is absolutely no two ways about it: this is the toughest battle you'll ever find in an ingame battle of Pokemon. His weakest Pokemon is still twenty levels higher than Blue's highest. If you want to win, you need a strong, diverse team with some of the highest levels you'll know. My team of level 75s was NOT a joke. He leads with his staple Pokemon, Pikachu, the mascot of the series. Its moves are the same as they are in the Sinnoh saga of the anime, and it holds a Light Ball, which doubles both offense stats. This means that Thunderbolt and Volt Tackle will hit horrendously hard unless you're using something completely immune to them, and even if you are, Iron Tail will still hit hard. Now you know why the Pikachu in the anime is so strong...it eats Light Balls. Anyway, a solid Earthquake should put it down if you don't lose first. Lapras, a new addition to his team (he used to have Espeon), will have the most HP you've ever seen in a gen 2 ingame session, unless you yourself have level 100s at your disposal. Brine does more damage when you are at less than half your full HP, and Blizzard with STAB has 180 BP to completely wtfpwn you if you can't stand up to it. Psychic and Body Slam are just coverage. Get your Electric Pokemon out and start throwing out Thunderbolts and Discharges. It may take quite a few hits if you're very underleveled; it took my Ampharos two hits with Discharge at level 75... This time around, his Snorlax is a damn tank of power. Giga Impact is the new physical version of Hyper Beam (now a special move), and with STAB has 225 BP on Snorlax to deal out some insane damage. It also has a ton of HP, close to Lapras in that regard. Shadow Ball and Crunch will destroy any Psychic Pokemon you throw at Snorlax, and Blizzard will solidify anything you have that isn't strong against Ice attacks. Luckily, Snorlax no longer has Rest, so bring out your best Fighting Pokemon with its best attacks within reason and you should - note: SHOULD - be all right. Venusaur, the fully evolved Grass starter of Kanto, can take beatings. Frenzy Plant is the Grass-type Hyper Beam, meaning it deals insane damage, but you get a free turn afterward. You've seen the other three attacks many times before. I recommend a Steel-type for this bout, but if you don't have one, Psychic is the second-best choice, followed by Fire. Really, at this point of the game, you should have something to deal with Grass/Poison Pokemon; you've only seen them a thousand times before. Charizard, the fully evolved Fire starter of Kanto, can deal beatings. Blast Burn is the Fire-type Hyper Beam, meaning it deals insane damage, but you get a free turn afterward. You've seen the other three attacks before. For this one, a Rock-type would logically be the best choice, but very few Rock-types can actually stand up to Dragon Pulse for some reason, in my experience at least. At any rate, a Water-type works out just fine as well. Keep in mind that Flare Blitz damages Charizard as well, so coupled with the continuous Hail in this battle, you should be able to take it out pretty easily. Blastoise, the fully evolved Water starter of Kanto, is insane. Hydro Cannon is the Water-type Hyper Beam, meaning it deals insane damage, but you get a free turn afterward. Flash Cannon is a special Steel-type move with 80 BP, meaning decent power backing it. You've seen Focus Blast and Blizzard before. Mostly anything will get nailed hard by this one, so my personal favorite for this one would be a Ghost-type like Gengar with an Electric-type move like Thunderbolt. There's nothing that can completely stand up to it, so go for the logical best choices and hope for the best. That's all you can do in this, the hardest battle in Kanto and the game. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ NOTE: I will be covering the rebattles in the same order as the first ones. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ ================================================== | 6: JOHTO GYM LEADER GUIDE - SECOND WAVE | jgl2 | ================================================== After all is said and done, you can rebattle the Johto Gym Leaders with new and vastly improved moves and Pokemon. Some of the more recent ones from gens 3 and 4 will make appearances, so it should be nice and challenging. It's certainly a lot of experience to gain. You can actually do this before you face Red, as I understand it, but since I faced Red first, I couldn't tell you for certain. Either way, you can do this at some point after beating Blue the first time. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ o------------------------------------------------o |-- Violet Gym Leader: Falkner ------------------| o------------------------------------------------o |-- Specialty: Flying-type ----------------------| |-- Prize: 6720y --------------------------------| |-- Difficulty: 4/10 ----------------------------| |-- Level Average: 52 ---------------------------| |-- Total Experience Gained: 11,363 -------------| |-- Rematch Times: 4:00am - 10:00 am, Saturday --| o------------------------------------------------o o------------------------o |-- Falkner's Pokemon: --| o------------------------o---------------------------------------o |-- 1st Pokemon: Staraptor --------------------------------------| |-- Gender: Male ------------------------------------------------| |-- Level: 50 ---------------------------------------------------| |-- Type: Normal/Flying -----------------------------------------| |-- Ability: Intimidate -----------------------------------------| |-- Experience Points: 1842 -------------------------------------| |-- Moves: Brave Bird, Close Combat, U-Turn, Attract ------------| |-- Recommended Type: Electric, Rock ----------------------------| o----------------------------------------------------------------o |-- 2nd Pokemon: Pelipper ---------------------------------------| |-- Gender: Male ------------------------------------------------| |-- Level: 48 ---------------------------------------------------| |-- Type: Water/Flying ------------------------------------------| |-- Ability: Keen Eye -------------------------------------------| |-- Experience Points: 1686 -------------------------------------| |-- Moves: Surf, Ice Beam, Hidden Power, Tailwind ---------------| |-- Recommended Type: Electric ----------------------------------| o----------------------------------------------------------------o |-- 3rd Pokemon: Noctowl ----------------------------------------| |-- Gender: Male ------------------------------------------------| |-- Level: 52 ---------------------------------------------------| |-- Type: Normal/Flying -----------------------------------------| |-- Ability: Insomnia -------------------------------------------| |-- Experience Points: 1804 -------------------------------------| |-- Moves: Air Slash, Shadow Ball, Roost, Featherdance ----------| |-- Recommended Type: Electric, Rock ----------------------------| o----------------------------------------------------------------o |-- 4th Pokemon: Swellow ----------------------------------------| |-- Gender: Male ------------------------------------------------| |-- Level: 52 ---------------------------------------------------| |-- Type: Normal/Flying -----------------------------------------| |-- Ability: Guts -----------------------------------------------| |-- Item: Flame Orb ---------------------------------------------| |-- Experience Points: 1804 -------------------------------------| |-- Moves: Facade, Endeavor, Protect, Double Team ---------------| |-- Recommended Type: Electric, Rock ----------------------------| o----------------------------------------------------------------o |-- 5th Pokemon: Honchkrow --------------------------------------| |-- Gender: Male ------------------------------------------------| |-- Level: 54 ---------------------------------------------------| |-- Type: Dark/Flying -------------------------------------------| |-- Ability: Insomnia -------------------------------------------| |-- Experience Points: 2163 -------------------------------------| |-- Moves: Dark Pulse, Night Slash, Sucker Punch, Thunder Wave --| |-- Recommended Type: Electric, Steel ---------------------------| o----------------------------------------------------------------o |-- 6th Pokemon: Pidgeot ----------------------------------------| |-- Gender: Male ------------------------------------------------| |-- Level: 56 ---------------------------------------------------| |-- Type: Normal/Flying -----------------------------------------| |-- Ability: Keen Eye -------------------------------------------| |-- Experience Points: 2064 -------------------------------------| |-- Moves: Return, Swagger, Roost, Double Team ------------------| |-- Recommended Type: Electric, Rock ----------------------------| o----------------------------------------------------------------o o----------------------------o |-- My Pokemon --|-- Level --| o----------------------------o |-- Typhlosion --|----- 75 --| |-- Golem -------|----- 75 --| |-- Hypno -------|----- 75 --| |-- Crobat ------|----- 75 --| |-- Lapras ------|----- 75 --| |-- Ampharos ----|----- 76 --| o----------------------------o Surprising as it is, yes, this is in fact the same Falkner we crushed before waaaaaay back when. He only had a Pidgey and Pidgeotto then. Now he has six of the most known bird Pokemon in the series. Staraptor is a gen 4 exclusive, first seen in Diamond/Pearl. It has Intimidate to cut your Attack the moment the battle starts. Brave Bird is basically the Flying-type Double Edge, and Close Combat delivers 120 BP of Fighting-type power, though it cuts both defenses with every use, making it easier for you to crush it. Attract is there solely to piss you off, and you're familiar with U-Turn by this point. Noctowl's always been a tough one to crack. You've seen Air Slash and Shadow Ball many times before; you should know by now what they can do. Roost will recover half its HP upon every use, and Featherdance cuts your own Attack power. It's got rather durable defenses compared to other bird Pokemon, but you should be all right; if you're like me, you're far and away beyond this level anyway. Swellow is a nod to Ruby/Sapphire, where it was first introduced. It's fast, can hit hard and can use Endeavor as a last-resort move if you get its HP low by bringing your HP down to match it. Protect and Double Team serve the usual purpose, and Facade is a strong Normal-type move made even stronger if its user is Paralyzed, Burned or Poisoned. It will get stronger through this from its Flame Orb, which will burn it after the first turn. Take it down quickly. Honchkrow, the evolved form of Murkrow, is funny-looking, but beyond that is strong offensively and weak otherwise. You'll probably outmatch it in speed, but if you don't, don't worry too much about it; all three moves are Dark moves, so a Steel-type will have fun here. Thunder Wave will slow you down, though. You'll remember Pelipper if you remembered Swellow. A Water/Flying Pokemon, it is more or less a weaker Gyarados. Surf and Ice Beam are for coverage, Hidden Power is random (and since it didn't use Hidden Power on me, I have no idea what it's set to, if set at all) and Tailwind doubles the speed of every Pokemon on Falkner's team for three turns. Zap it into surrender. Last but not least is his trusty Pidgeot, which evolved from one of his former birds. It has no Flying moves to speak of except for Roost, which isn't an attacking move anyway. Return is friendship-based. Swagger, an irritating number, increases your Attack by two stages but confuses you in turn. You know Double Team and its one use by now. If you beat Blue's Pidgeot with no trouble, this one will go down even faster. All in all, it's not a hard battle to fight. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ o-----------------------------------------------o |-- Azalea Gym Leader: Bugsy -------------------| o-----------------------------------------------o |-- Specialty: Bug-type ------------------------| |-- Prize: 6240y -------------------------------| |-- Difficulty: 2-3/10 -------------------------| |-- Level Average: 52 --------------------------| |-- Total Experience Gained: 12,344 ------------| |-- Rematch Times: 10:00am - 8:00pm, Thursday --| o-----------------------------------------------o o----------------------o |-- Bugsy's Pokemon: --| o----------------------o---------------------------------------o |-- 1st Pokemon: Scizor ---------------------------------------| |-- Gender: Female --------------------------------------------| |-- Level: 56 -------------------------------------------------| |-- Type: Bug/Steel -------------------------------------------| |-- Ability: Technician ---------------------------------------| |-- Item: Sitrus Berry ----------------------------------------| |-- Experience Points: 2400 -----------------------------------| |-- Moves: X-Scissor, Bullet Punch, Superpower, Swords Dance --| |-- Recommended Type: Fire ------------------------------------| o--------------------------------------------------------------o |-- 2nd Pokemon: Shedinja -------------------------------------| |-- Gender: None ----------------------------------------------| |-- Level: 48 -------------------------------------------------| |-- Type: Bug/Ghost -------------------------------------------| |-- Ability: Wonder Guard -------------------------------------| |-- Experience Points: 976 ------------------------------------| |-- Moves: X-Scissor, Shadow Sneak, Toxic, Swagger ------------| |-- Recommended Type: Fire, Flying, Rock, Dark, Ghost ---------| o--------------------------------------------------------------o |-- 3rd Pokemon: Yanmega --------------------------------------| |-- Gender: Female --------------------------------------------| |-- Level: 52 -------------------------------------------------| |-- Type: Bug/Flying ------------------------------------------| |-- Ability: Tinted Lens --------------------------------------| |-- Experience Points: 2205 -----------------------------------| |-- Moves: Bug Buzz, Air Slash, Ancientpower, Detect ----------| |-- Recommended Type: Rock, Fire, Flying ----------------------| o--------------------------------------------------------------o |-- 4th Pokemon: Heracross ------------------------------------| |-- Gender: Female --------------------------------------------| |-- Level: 54 -------------------------------------------------| |-- Type: Bug/Fighting ----------------------------------------| |-- Ability: Guts ---------------------------------------------| |-- Experience Points: 2313 -----------------------------------| |-- Moves: Megahorn, Close Combat, Stone Edge, Counter --------| |-- Recommended Type: Flying, Fire ----------------------------| o--------------------------------------------------------------o |-- 5th Pokemon: Pinsir ---------------------------------------| |-- Gender: Female --------------------------------------------| |-- Level: 55 -------------------------------------------------| |-- Type: Bug -------------------------------------------------| |-- Ability: Mold Breaker -------------------------------------| |-- Experience Points: 2356 -----------------------------------| |-- Moves: X-Scissor, Earthquake, Rock Tomb, Guillotine -------| |-- Recommended Type: Fire, Flying, Rock ----------------------| o--------------------------------------------------------------o |-- 6th Pokemon: Vespiquen ------------------------------------| |-- Gender: Female --------------------------------------------| |-- Level: 52 -------------------------------------------------| |-- Type: Bug/Flying ------------------------------------------| |-- Ability: Pressure -----------------------------------------| |-- Experience Points: 2094 -----------------------------------| |-- Moves: Attack Order, Defend Order, Protect, Confuse Ray ---| |-- Recommended Type: Rock, Fire, Flying ----------------------| o--------------------------------------------------------------o o----------------------------o |-- My Pokemon --|-- Level --| o----------------------------o |-- Typhlosion --|----- 76 --| |-- Golem -------|----- 76 --| |-- Hypno -------|----- 75 --| |-- Crobat ------|----- 76 --| |-- Lapras ------|----- 75 --| |-- Ampharos ----|----- 76 --| o----------------------------o He's ditched his two cocoons and built a pretty damn good team of Bug Elites. Fortunately for you, he has so many double weakness Pokemon that they're not exactly impossible to bring down. A Charizard with a Rock-type attack would have a field day in this battle. Assuming you don't have a Charizard, I'll give details as normal. You may find things a bit tricky because of their abilities this time around. Once again, he leads with his staple Pokemon, now fully evolved. Bullet Punch may be trouble for you, as it gets two 1.5x boosts - one from Scizor's ability Technician, one from STAB - to bring it up to 90 BP, and it always goes first, so bring something that can take a hit from a Steel-type. Since Scizor's only weakness is Fire, which also happens to be a double weakness, you shouldn't have a problem anyway. Superpower is a physical Fighting-type move that has 120 BP, but lowers Scizor's Attack and Defense by one stage each every time it's used, so he'll eventually be too weak to do much anyway. Don't bother waiting for this, though; do the smart thing and burn him to death. Shedinja is the first to use an annoying ability in this battle. It's called Wonder Guard, and it blocks any damage to Shedinja from attacks that aren't - repeat, are not - super-effective against it. This means that only five out of seventeen types will do anything to Shedinja; all five are listed above. However, there is a benefit: it only has a single HP point no matter what level it is, and things like status problems and damaging weather like Hail and Sandstorm still hurt it. If you can Poison or Burn it, you've already won the battle against it. There are so many different types of Pokemon that can off this thing, so you have a large selection and it isn't strong enough to fight back anyway. Shedinja is a weird little Pokemon in that it and its bretherin, Ninjask, are produced at the same time from one evolution of Nincada. Basically, Shedinja is the corpse that Ninjask leaves behind. It always has one HP no matter what, but can only be hit by attacks it are weak against, which are Fire, Flying, Rock, Ghost and Dark. Shadow Sneak is the Ghost-type Quick Attack (they seem to have that move in every type now). If you have something it's weak against then you've already won. It can also be hit by Sandstorm/Hail/etc. as far as I know, but having never tried this, I can't be certain. Yanmega, the evolved Yanma, is annoying. It has Speed Boost, which raises its speed every turn, and already has a high Speed factor to begin with. It also has a huge Special Attack stat, and all of its moves draw off of that stat. Detect is the same as Protect, buying it one extra turn and wasting your turn all in one go. Your first choice should be Rock, but Fire works just as well. Bug Buzz may lower your Special Defense by one stage when used, and you have seen the other attacks by now. Nail it out of the air with stones. Pinsir remains my favorite Bug Pokemon in the series. It has massive Attack and high Defense to remain a solid contender, and is fully capable of beating six-Pokemon teams if used correctly. However, its weak Special stats are its downfall. If you're a lower level than Pinsir, it can one-hit-KO you with Guillotine. Rock Tomb lowers your Speed each time you're hit by it. He only has Earthquake for coverage. With every weakness covered, he could be seen as one of the smarter Pokemon you've faced, but he still falls quite easily to Fire and such as his speed is not high either. Like Pinsir, Heracross has massive Attack power. Megahorn and Close Combat both have 180 BP on Heracross due to STAB, meaning you'll be in the red if they're strong against you. The best Pokemon to take this one out is a Flying Pokemon, but be careful of Stone Edge, a high-BP Rock-type move. Everything with high power has a high weakness, and Heracross is no exception: one Wing Attack can and will take it out. You'll never see a male Vespiquen. Period. The only way it can evolve from Combee is if it's female. It's weird, but it's true. It has more Defense than anything else, but it has the same weakness that Yanmega has, so Rock-types will still dominate here. Attack and Defend Order are moves that are unique to Vespiquen: the former has 90 BP and has a high critical-hit ratio, while the latter raises both its defenses with each use. Both are Bug-type moves, which means, you guessed it, STAB for Attack Order. Protect and Confuse Ray are the standard stallers. This still won't take long. Keep in mind that its ability makes you use two PP for each move instead of one. Watch your PP! ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ o-----------------------------------------------o |-- Goldenrod Gym Leader: Whitney --------------| o-----------------------------------------------o |-- Specialty: Normal-type ---------------------| |-- Prize: 6960y -------------------------------| |-- Difficulty: 6-7/10 -------------------------| |-- Level Average: 53 --------------------------| |-- Total Experience Gained: 10,585 ------------| |-- Rematch Times: 10:00am - 8:00pm, Saturday --| o-----------------------------------------------o o------------------------o |-- Whitney's Pokemon: --| o------------------------o----------------------------------o |-- 1st Pokemon: Girafarig ---------------------------------| |-- Gender: Female -----------------------------------------| |-- Level: 52 ----------------------------------------------| |-- Type: Normal/Psychic -----------------------------------| |-- Ability: Inner Focus -----------------------------------| |-- Experience Points: 1659 --------------------------------| |-- Moves: Psychic, Shadow Ball, Calm Mind, Baton Pass -----| |-- Recommended Type: Dark, Bug ----------------------------| o-----------------------------------------------------------o |-- 2nd Pokemon: Lickilicky --------------------------------| |-- Gender: Female -----------------------------------------| |-- Level: 50 ----------------------------------------------| |-- Type: Normal -------------------------------------------| |-- Ability: Own Tempo -------------------------------------| |-- Experience Points: 2067 --------------------------------| |-- Moves: Wring Out, Ice Beam, Flamethrower, Thunderbolt --| |-- Recommended Type: Fighting, Steel ----------------------| o-----------------------------------------------------------o |-- 3rd Pokemon: Clefable ----------------------------------| |-- Gender: Female -----------------------------------------| |-- Level: 52 ----------------------------------------------| |-- Type: Normal -------------------------------------------| |-- Ability: Magic Guard -----------------------------------| |-- Experience Points: 1437 --------------------------------| |-- Moves: Fire Blast, Blizzard, Thunder, Calm Mind --------| |-- Recommended Type: Fighting -----------------------------| o-----------------------------------------------------------o |-- 4th Pokemon: Bibarel -----------------------------------| |-- Gender: Female -----------------------------------------| |-- Level: 54 ----------------------------------------------| |-- Type: Normal/Water -------------------------------------| |-- Ability: Simple ----------------------------------------| |-- Experience Points: 1341 --------------------------------| |-- Moves: Surf, Ice Beam, Charge Beam, Double Team --------| |-- Recommended Type: Fighting, Electric -------------------| o-----------------------------------------------------------o |-- 5th Pokemon: Delcatty ----------------------------------| |-- Gender: Female -----------------------------------------| |-- Level: 54 ----------------------------------------------| |-- Type: Normal -------------------------------------------| |-- Ability: Normalize -------------------------------------| |-- Experience Points: 1596 --------------------------------| |-- Moves: Fake Out, Assist, Calm Mind, Baton Pass ---------| |-- Recommended Type: Fighting, Steel ----------------------| o-----------------------------------------------------------o |-- 6th Pokemon: Miltank -----------------------------------| |-- Gender: Female -----------------------------------------| |-- Level: 58 ----------------------------------------------| |-- Type: Normal -------------------------------------------| |-- Ability: Scrappy ---------------------------------------| |-- Item: Sitrus Berry -------------------------------------| |-- Experience Points: 2485 --------------------------------| |-- Moves: Body Slam, Attract, Rest, Sleep Talk ------------| |-- Recommended Type: Fighting, Steel ----------------------| o-----------------------------------------------------------o o----------------------------o |-- My Pokemon --|-- Level --| o----------------------------o |-- Typhlosion --|----- 77 --| |-- Golem -------|----- 77 --| |-- Hypno -------|----- 76 --| |-- Crobat ------|----- 76 --| |-- Lapras ------|----- 76 --| |-- Ampharos ----|----- 76 --| o----------------------------o Oh Christ, this battle was annoying. So much frustration. Girafarig starts things off. It has Normal and Psychic attributes, which means that not only is Fighting out of the question, Ghost is absolutely useless. Your best bet is a Dark-type, as it will repel Shadow Ball and be completely immune to Psychic. However, Girafarig, on top of being a palindrome, has a trick up his sleeve which I like to call Baton Mind, or Baton Pass/Calm Mind. If it lasts long enough in battle, it'll Baton Pass and transfer all its raised stats to another Pokemon. Do NOT let that happen: a lot of Pokemon on Whitney's team now have Special attacks. Dark Pulse/Crunch it to death. Lickilicky is stupidly weird, but other than that, not very tough. The evolved form of Lickitung, it doesn't have high stats in anything except HP, and even that isn't too high. It has all the elemental TMs that people generally use as well as Wring Out, which starts off strong and gets weaker as his HP falls further. Any Fighting-type will take it out with no real problems. Her Clefable, evolved from Clefairy, likes to piss you off. It'll start with Calm Mind and then start using one of the three elemental moves, all with 120 base power, depending on what you're using. However, the one thing you really need to concern yourself with is its ability, Magic Guard, which will block all damage that isn't physical. I won't lie; I have no idea if weather conditions still work or not, but Special moves are out. Luckily for you, if you still have a Fighting-type to use, it doesn't have to worry about this little ability. Take note of the fact that a few Calm Minds later and Fire Blast and Thunder - it never really used Blizzard much against me - will begin to really, really hurt. Another annoying ability lies in Bibarel, an interesting Normal/Water mixed type Pokemon. Simple doubles all stat increases, so it will gain two stats in evasion if it uses Double Team. Charge Beam also has a small chance of raising Special Attack, which means plus two. Surf and Ice Beam are also Special attacks, so hurry up and finish it off. Bring a Pokemon with Mach Punch or Shock Wave - on a Fighting- or Electric-type respectively - and your problems are solved. Bibarel isn't all that strong anyway; it's a rather low-power Pokemon in general, like most early-game Pokemon. Delcatty is one of those Pokemon who has a useless ability you won't need to worry about. Normalize makes all its attacks Normal-type, but since Fake Out is its only attacking move and is already Normal to begin with, it's rather useless. Since Fake Out is a first-turn move only, it will start using Calm Mind a lot next, with the occasional Assist to use a team partner's move at random, and then Baton Pass its raised stats after a while. If this is the fifth Pokemon, its raised stats will go to Miltank; do NOT let that happen. That damn cow is strong enough as it is. A Fighting-type will put it down quickly, so long as you move quickly. Last but not least is Miltank, the lovable fat cow you dealt with in your last battle with Whitney. Aside from Attract, her moveset is completely changed. Body Slam, which gets STAB, may paralyse you, so have Full Heals at hand, as being paralyzed and infatuated means you have little to no chance of being able to attack. It'll use Rest when it gets low in the HP, and Sleep Talk to use one move at random while sleeping, including Rest again. Tread carefully in this bout, and bring out the strongest Fighting Pokemon you've got; I recommend Machamp or Hitmonlee. We all know how damn annoying this cow was last time; don't let it be that this time. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ o---------------------------------------------o |-- Ecruteak Gym Leader: Morty ---------------| o---------------------------------------------o |-- Specialty: Ghost-type --------------------| |-- Prize: 6840y -----------------------------| |-- Difficulty: 5-6/10 -----------------------| |-- Level Average: 53 ------------------------| |-- Total Experience Gained: 12,507 ----------| |-- Rematch Times: 8:00pm - 4:00am, Tuesday --| o---------------------------------------------o o----------------------o |-- Morty's Pokemon: --| o----------------------o----------------------------------------------o |-- 1st Pokemon: Drifblim --------------------------------------------| |-- Gender: Male -----------------------------------------------------| |-- Level: 52 --------------------------------------------------------| |-- Type: Ghost/Flying -----------------------------------------------| |-- Ability: Unburden ------------------------------------------------| |-- Item: Sitrus Berry -----------------------------------------------| |-- Experience Points: 2272 ------------------------------------------| |-- Moves: Shadow Ball, Thunderbolt, Substitute, Destiny Bond --------| |-- Recommended Type: Dark, Electric, Ghost --------------------------| o---------------------------------------------------------------------o |-- 2nd Pokemon: Dusknoir --------------------------------------------| |-- Gender: Male -----------------------------------------------------| |-- Level: 52 --------------------------------------------------------| |-- Type: Ghost ------------------------------------------------------| |-- Ability: Pressure ------------------------------------------------| |-- Experience Points: 2340 ------------------------------------------| |-- Moves: Payback, Pain Split, Substitute, Will-o-Wisp --------------| |-- Recommended Type: Dark, Ghost ------------------------------------| o---------------------------------------------------------------------o |-- 3rd Pokemon: Sableye ---------------------------------------------| |-- Gender: Male -----------------------------------------------------| |-- Level: 52 --------------------------------------------------------| |-- Type: Ghost/Dark -------------------------------------------------| |-- Ability: Stall ---------------------------------------------------| |-- Experience Points: 1092 ------------------------------------------| |-- Moves: Sucker Punch, Brick Break, Fake Out, Ice Punch ------------| |-- Recommended Type: N/A --------------------------------------------| o---------------------------------------------------------------------o |-- 4th Pokemon: Mismagius -------------------------------------------| |-- Gender: Male -----------------------------------------------------| |-- Level: 54 --------------------------------------------------------| |-- Type: Ghost ------------------------------------------------------| |-- Ability: Levitate ------------------------------------------------| |-- Experience Points: 2163 ------------------------------------------| |-- Moves: Astonish, Mean Look, Perish Song, Confuse Ray -------------| |-- Recommended Type: Dark, Ghost ------------------------------------| o---------------------------------------------------------------------o |-- 5th and 6th Pokemon: Gengar --------------------------------------| |-- Genders: Male ----------------------------------------------------| |-- Levels: 57 each --------------------------------------------------| |-- Types: Ghost/Poison ----------------------------------------------| |-- Abilities: Levitate ----------------------------------------------| |-- Experience Points: 4640 (2320 each) ------------------------------| |-- Moves (1st): Shadow Ball, Focus Blast, Hypnosis, Confuse Ray -----| |-- Moves (2nd): Shadow Ball, Thunderbolt, Substitute, Destiny Bond --| |-- Recommended Types: Dark, Ghost, Psychic --------------------------| o---------------------------------------------------------------------o o----------------------------o |-- My Pokemon --|-- Level --| o----------------------------o |-- Typhlosion --|----- 77 --| |-- Golem -------|----- 77 --| |-- Hypno -------|----- 76 --| |-- Crobat ------|----- 77 --| |-- Lapras ------|----- 77 --| |-- Ampharos ----|----- 76 --| o----------------------------o He took two from his original team, fully evolved them and made wrecking machines out of them. He then formed a complete team of six awesome Ghosts. Well...not all awesome, but you'll see during the battle. Drifblim, a Ghost/Flying Pokemon, takes the lead. It has Substitute to keep you from damaging it for a few turns, offering up 1/4 of its HP to do so. It has the HP to spare, so it isn't exactly a problem for it. Destiny Bond will take you down if you finish it that turn, but it will only really use this if it eats its Sitrus Berry first; this will kick its ability, Unburden, into effect and double its speed stat. If this happens and it uses Destiny Bond and you finish it off that turn, say goodnight. Your Dark-types will shine here, as always against Ghosts. Dusknoir, the fully-evolved Duskull, has very little HP going for it but a crap load of Defense. It has decent Attack as well. Pain Split will even out your HP with his, which is sometimes a blessing but usually a curse. Will-O- wisp burns you, and Payback is the Dark-type Revenge, Chances are that it will take a few hits before going down, but it doesn't have much to hurt you with. Just be wary of Pain Split. Sableye has no weaknesses, unless you have Foresight. Fortunately, all of its stats suck, meaning that Brick Break won't do much to your Darks, Sucker Punch won't do much to your Psychics and Ghosts, and Ice Punch just won't do much. Take it down with anything that can hit it. The best part of all is that it will never go first: its ability makes it go last all the time. Mismagius is the DPPt evolved form of Misdrevus, which for some reason wasn't on Morty's original lineup. It has a weak moveset, but it uses a unique and bizarre strategy of Perish Song, which gives a three-turn countdown until every Pokemon in play faints automatically, and Mean Look, which keeps you there until that countdown ends. Unless you beat it in three turns, you're guaranteed to faint. Fortunately, it's not too hard to beat. It relies on its Special stats but doesn't really have any attacks using them. Take it down quickly so you don't lose a Pokemon for a stupid reason. He now has two Gengars, ditching the other two Haunters/Haunter and Gastly/ whatever. One has the exact same moveset as Drifblim and should be taken down the same way; the other has Focus Blast to take down your Dark-types if you use them, as well as Hypnosis to make them sleep so that he has the free turn to use Focus Blast. Every single team in this game seems to use Confuse Ray, as you well know by now. Both are strong specially, but weak defensively. Any Psychic Pokemon can take them down if its faster. If not, bring out a Dark Pokemon and hope for the best. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ o------------------------------------------------o |-- Cianwood Gym Leader: Chuck ------------------| o------------------------------------------------o |-- Specialty: Fighting-type --------------------| |-- Prize: 7200y --------------------------------| |-- Difficulty: 4/10 ----------------------------| |-- Level Average: 55 ---------------------------| |-- Total Experience Gained: 11,573 -------------| |-- Rematch Times: 8:00pm - 4:00 am, Wednesday --| o------------------------------------------------o o----------------------o |-- Chuck's Pokemon: --| o----------------------o--------------------------------------o |-- 1st Pokemon: Medicham ------------------------------------| |-- Gender: Male ---------------------------------------------| |-- Level: 54 ------------------------------------------------| |-- Type: Fighting/Psychic -----------------------------------| |-- Ability: Pure Power --------------------------------------| |-- Experience Points: 1770 ----------------------------------| |-- Moves: Hi Jump kick, Psycho Cut, Thunderpunch, Attract ---| |-- Recommended Type: Flying, Ghost --------------------------| o-------------------------------------------------------------o |-- 2nd Pokemon: Hitmonchan ----------------------------------| |-- Gender: Male ---------------------------------------------| |-- Level: 52 ------------------------------------------------| |-- Type: Fighting -------------------------------------------| |-- Ability: Iron Fist ---------------------------------------| |-- Experience Points: 1560 ----------------------------------| |-- Moves: Focus Punch, Mach Punch, Swagger, Double Team -----| |-- Recommended Type: Psychic, Flying ------------------------| o-------------------------------------------------------------o |-- 3rd Pokemon: Breloom -------------------------------------| |-- Gender: Male ---------------------------------------------| |-- Level: 54 ------------------------------------------------| |-- Type: Grass/Fighting -------------------------------------| |-- Ability: Poison Heal -------------------------------------| |-- Item: Toxic Orb ------------------------------------------| |-- Experience Points: 1908 ----------------------------------| |-- Moves: Focus Punch, Drain Punch, Stone Edge, Substitute --| |-- Recommended Type: Flying, Psychic, Fire ------------------| o-------------------------------------------------------------o |-- 4th Pokemon: Hitmonlee -----------------------------------| |-- Gender: Male ---------------------------------------------| |-- Level: 55 ------------------------------------------------| |-- Type: Fighting -------------------------------------------| |-- Ability: Reckless ----------------------------------------| |-- Experience Points: 1638 ----------------------------------| |-- Moves: Hi Jump Kick, Blaze Kick, Fake Out, Bulk Up -------| |-- Recommended Type: Psychic, Flying ------------------------| o-------------------------------------------------------------o |-- 5th Pokemon: Primeape ------------------------------------| |-- Gender: Male ---------------------------------------------| |-- Level: 56 ------------------------------------------------| |-- Type: Fighting -------------------------------------------| |-- Ability: Anger Point -------------------------------------| |-- Experience Points: 2320 ----------------------------------| |-- Moves: Close Combat, Thunderpunch, Payback, Swagger ------| |-- Recommended Type: Psychic --------------------------------| o-------------------------------------------------------------o |-- 6th Pokemon: Poliwrath -----------------------------------| |-- Gender: Male ---------------------------------------------| |-- Level: 60 ------------------------------------------------| |-- Type: Water/Fighting -------------------------------------| |-- Ability: Damp --------------------------------------------| |-- Item: Sitrus Berry ---------------------------------------| |-- Experience Points: 2377 ----------------------------------| |-- Moves: Focus Punch, Waterfall, Double Team, Substitute ---| |-- Recommended Type: Psychic, Electric, Flying --------------| o-------------------------------------------------------------o o----------------------------o |-- My Pokemon --|-- Level --| o----------------------------o |-- Typhlosion --|----- 77 --| |-- Golem -------|----- 77 --| |-- Hypno -------|----- 77 --| |-- Crobat ------|----- 77 --| |-- Lapras ------|----- 77 --| |-- Ampharos ----|----- 77 --| o----------------------------o Chuck has gotten his act together and produced a team of six powerful Fighting Pokemon. Unfortunately for him, by this point in the game you should have high enough levels to not have problems on the level of Morty and Whitney. Medicham starts things off. Psycho Cut, a Physical Psychic attack, works like Slash and can get critical hits often. The bastard has Attract, so use a male Pokemon in this battle. Hi Jump Kick is powerful on this guy, but you shoudn't have too many problems if you can work around it. His Hitmonchan is underleveled and has some terrible moves. Mach Punch is like Bullet Punch, but a Fighting-type move. Swagger and Double Team are up there in annoying combos. Hit it first, and Focus Punch becomes worthless. Remember that like Bruno's Hitmonchan, Chuck's gets a boost on all punching moves. Breloom is an interesting Grass/Fighting combination of types, meaning it has the same major weakness that Bugsy's Heracross has: Birds. And just like his Heracross, Chuck's Breloom seems to believe having Stone Edge covers this big weakness. It also has an item called Toxic Orb, which poisons it after the first turn is completed. You're probably thinking, "What? Is this thing an idiot?" but wait, there's more: he GAINS HP from the poison as opposed to losing it thanks to his ability, Poison Heal. Just use a Flying Pokemon to avoid that minor setback altogether. Chuck's Hitmonlee more or less mirrors Bruno's, so take it out the same way you took out his. Bulk Up raises both Attack and Defense. Primeape has switched its entire moveset for a better one...in some ways, at least. It now has Thunderpunch for Flying-types, and Payback for Psychics. It won't last long enough to make Payback worth anyway, though. Close Combat is strong on Primeape, but at this point, you should be able to work around it with no problems, especially since it'll weaken itself each time it uses Close Combat anyway. One thing you should hope, though: if it takes a critical hit, its ability will boost its Attack stat to maximum level until it is defeated. If this happens, nothing you use will be safe. Tread very carefully. This time around, Poliwrath doesn't fool around. Waterfall is stronger on it than Surf was, and Substitute may or may not keep it around for a long time while it proves this. It still has Focus Punch and now also has *ugh* Double Team. I'm not sure why every Pokemon and their mother have to have this, but they do, so bring in someone with Aerial Ace - an attack that never misses - just to piss Chuck off in turn. Or, bring in an Electric Pokemon with Shock Wave, which works just as well. If you somehow have Zapdos, I salute you. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ o------------------------------------------------o |-- Olivine Gym Leader: Jasmine -----------------| o------------------------------------------------o |-- Specialty: Steel-type -----------------------| |-- Prize: 7440y --------------------------------| |-- Difficulty: 6/10 ----------------------------| |-- Level Average: 54 ---------------------------| |-- Total Experience Gained: 13,701 -------------| |-- Rematch Times: 10:00am - 8:00pm, Wednesday --| o------------------------------------------------o o------------------------o |-- Jasmine's Pokemon: --| o------------------------o---------------------------------o |-- 1st Pokemon: Metagross --------------------------------| |-- Gender: None ------------------------------------------| |-- Level: 52 ---------------------------------------------| |-- Type: Steel/Psychic -----------------------------------| |-- Ability: Clear Body -----------------------------------| |-- Experience Points: 2340 -------------------------------| |-- Moves: Meteor Mash, Bullet Punch, Explosion, Gravity --| |-- Recommended Type: Fire, Ground ------------------------| o----------------------------------------------------------o |-- 2nd Pokemon: Bronzong ---------------------------------| |-- Gender: None ------------------------------------------| |-- Level: 50 ---------------------------------------------| |-- Type: Steel/Psychic -----------------------------------| |-- Ability: Heatproof ------------------------------------| |-- Experience Points: 2013 -------------------------------| |-- Moves: Gyro Ball, Dream Eater, Hypnosis, Gravity ------| |-- Recommended Type: Ground ------------------------------| o----------------------------------------------------------o |-- 3rd Pokemon: Skarmory ---------------------------------| |-- Gender: Female ----------------------------------------| |-- Level: 52 ---------------------------------------------| |-- Type: Steel/Flying ------------------------------------| |-- Ability: Sturdy ---------------------------------------| |-- Experience Points: 1872 -------------------------------| |-- Moves: Steel Wing, Air Slash, Night Slash, Spikes -----| |-- Recommended Type: Fire, Electric ----------------------| o----------------------------------------------------------o |-- 4th Pokemon: Empoleon ---------------------------------| |-- Gender: Male ------------------------------------------| |-- Level: 52 ---------------------------------------------| |-- Type: Water/Steel -------------------------------------| |-- Ability: Torrent --------------------------------------| |-- Experience Points: 2340 -------------------------------| |-- Moves: Hydro Pump, Aqua Jet, Blizzard, Roar -----------| |-- Recommended Type: Electric, Fighting ------------------| o----------------------------------------------------------o |-- 5th Pokemon: Magnezone --------------------------------| |-- Gender: None ------------------------------------------| |-- Level: 56 ---------------------------------------------| |-- Type: Electric/Steel ----------------------------------| |-- Ability: Sturdy ---------------------------------------| |-- Experience Points: 2532 -------------------------------| |-- Moves: Zap Cannon, Mirror Coat, Lock-On, Metal Sound --| |-- Recommended Type: Ground, Fire, Fighting --------------| o----------------------------------------------------------o |-- 6th Pokemon: Steelix ----------------------------------| |-- Gender: Female ----------------------------------------| |-- Level: 62 ---------------------------------------------| |-- Type: Steel/Ground ------------------------------------| |-- Ability: Sturdy ---------------------------------------| |-- Experience Points: 2604 -------------------------------| |-- Moves: Iron Tail, Stone Edge, Roar, Stealth Rock ------| |-- Recommended Type: Fire, Fighting, Ground --------------| o----------------------------------------------------------o o----------------------------o |-- My Pokemon --|-- Level --| o----------------------------o |-- Typhlosion --|----- 77 --| |-- Golem -------|----- 77 --| |-- Hypno -------|----- 78 --| |-- Crobat ------|----- 78 --| |-- Lapras ------|----- 77 --| |-- Ampharos ----|----- 77 --| o----------------------------o She is much, much harder this time, despite her levels being all over the place for whatever reason. Also, she no longer has the issues with evolution that I've been mentioning since my Gold/Silver guide. Be on guard. Metagross leads the battle; you may remember it as the staple Pokemon of the Champion of Ruby/Sapphire. Meteor Mash and Bullet Punch both get STAB, and the former can wreck a Pokemon with its high power. Gravity will render Levitate and Flying-types immobile, and make them susceptible to Ground-type moves; however, it doesn't have any. Fighting-types won't hit it super-effectively, so bring a Fire-type into this one. Watch its health, though; Explosion will be used if it gets too low, and more than likely wipe out whatever you're using if it isn't a Ghost. Bronzong is a tank of a Pokemon, better even than Snorlax and Blissey in that regard due to being a typing that resists almost everything but Ground. It would be susceptible to Ground-types as well, were it not for Heatproof. Gyro Ball is a good move, but not on Bronzong due to its low Speed. It relies on you being slower, which you shouldn't be. It has the infamous Hypnosis/Dream Eater ability, so leave your Fighting-type Pokemon out of this battle (you should be anyway since they're not effective here). Heatproof doesn't mean Fire-types can't hit super-effectively, but Fire-type damage is halved, and since super-effective means double damage, it cancels them out. She ditched one of her Magnemites and fully evolved the other, and it's now far more of a threat to you. Metal Sound lowers Special Defense, and Lock-on makes the next hit Swift-accurate. Zap Cannon will always follow this, and will always paralyze you if it doesn't outright KO you. It still hasn't found a means to counter its massive weakness to Ground-type attacks, so exploit that with a smile. Be thankful it doesn't have Magnet Rise, a move that makes the user Levitate. Skarmory, on the other hand, is completely immune to Ground-types thanks to being a part-Flying Pokemon as well. Steel Wing and Air Slash both get STAB, and Night Slash is a Dark-type move with high critical hit ratios. If used, Spikes will damage any Pokemon switched into the battle. Fire- and Electric- types are your only real options, so use them. Electrics are the best shot, as both can withstand its two STABed moves. If you never played DPPt, you've likely never seen Empoleon, the fully evolved Water-type starter Pokemon, before now. It doesn't have any Steel moves to hit you with, but it does have Hydro Pump and Blizzard to deal some rather large amounts of damage. Aqua Jet is yet another Quick Attack, and if Spikes is on the field right now, Roar will piss you off by forcing damage and switching your Pokemon in one go. I recommend an Electric or Fighting Pokemon. Finally, there's her Steelix. It has insane Defense, so leave your physical hitters out of this. Yes, that includes Fighting and Ground. You may regret it a little because of Stone Edge, but it's too inaccurate to matter when you're charring him to death with Flamethrower or something similar. It also has Roar and Stealth Rock, the latter being a Rock Pokemon's Spikes. If it can't do too much to you with its two attacks, it will spam Roar until it faints just to damage you with the field. Bring it down with a Fire-type, ot soak it with a surfing Pokemon. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ o---------------------------------------------o |-- Mahogany Gym Leader: Pryce ---------------| o---------------------------------------------o |-- Specialty: Ice-type ----------------------| |-- Prize: 7200y -----------------------------| |-- Difficulty: 4-5/10 -----------------------| |-- Level Average: 55 ------------------------| |-- Total Experience Gained: 13,803 ----------| |-- Rematch Times: 4:00am - 10:00am, Monday --| o---------------------------------------------o o----------------------o |-- Pryce's Pokemon: --| o----------------------o------------------------------------o |-- 1st Pokemon: Abomasnow ---------------------------------| |-- Gender: Male -------------------------------------------| |-- Level: 56 ----------------------------------------------| |-- Type: Grass/Ice ----------------------------------------| |-- Ability: Snow Warning ----------------------------------| |-- Experience Points: 2568 --------------------------------| |-- Moves: Blizzard, Ice Shard, Wood Hammer, Earthquake ----| |-- Recommended Type: Fire, Fighting, Poison, Flying -------| o-----------------------------------------------------------o |-- 2nd Pokemon: Glalie ------------------------------------| |-- Gender: Male -------------------------------------------| |-- Level: 52 ----------------------------------------------| |-- Type: Ice ----------------------------------------------| |-- Ability: Inner Focus -----------------------------------| |-- Experience Points: 2083 --------------------------------| |-- Moves: Blizzard, Payback, Torment, Attract -------------| |-- Recommended Type: Fire, Rock, Fighting, Steel ----------| o-----------------------------------------------------------o |-- 3rd Pokemon: Froslass ----------------------------------| |-- Gender: Female -----------------------------------------| |-- Level: 52 ----------------------------------------------| |-- Type: Ice/Ghost ----------------------------------------| |-- Ability: Snow Cloak ------------------------------------| |-- Experience Points: 2083 --------------------------------| |-- Moves: Blizzard, Ice Shard, Confuse Ray, Attract -------| |-- Recommended Type: Fire, Dark, Ghost, Steel, Rock -------| o-----------------------------------------------------------o |-- 4th Pokemon: Walrein -----------------------------------| |-- Gender: Male -------------------------------------------| |-- Level: 54 ----------------------------------------------| |-- Type: Water/Ice ----------------------------------------| |-- Ability: Ice Body --------------------------------------| |-- Experience Points: 2221 --------------------------------| |-- Moves: Blizzard, Body Slam, Hail, Swagger --------------| |-- Recommended Type: Electric, Rock, Fighting -------------| o-----------------------------------------------------------o |-- 5th Pokemon: Dewgong -----------------------------------| |-- Gender: Male -------------------------------------------| |-- Level: 58 ----------------------------------------------| |-- Type: Water/Ice ----------------------------------------| |-- Ability: Thick Fat -------------------------------------| |-- Item: Lum Berry ----------------------------------------| |-- Experience Points: 2187 --------------------------------| |-- Moves: Sheer Cold, Dive, Rest, Sleep Talk --------------| |-- Recommended Type: Electric, Rock, Fighting -------------| o-----------------------------------------------------------o |-- 6th Pokemon: Mamoswine ---------------------------------| |-- Gender: Male -------------------------------------------| |-- Level: 60 ----------------------------------------------| |-- Type: Ice/Ground ---------------------------------------| |-- Ability: Snow Cloak ------------------------------------| |-- Item: Sitrus Berry -------------------------------------| |-- Experience Points: 2661 --------------------------------| |-- Moves: Avalanche, Earthquake, Stone Edge, Double Team --| |-- Recommended Type: Water, Fighting, Steel ---------------| o-----------------------------------------------------------o o----------------------------o |-- My Pokemon --|-- Level --| o----------------------------o |-- Typhlosion --|----- 79 --| |-- Golem -------|----- 78 --| |-- Hypno -------|----- 78 --| |-- Crobat ------|----- 78 --| |-- Lapras ------|----- 78 --| |-- Ampharos ----|----- 77 --| o----------------------------o Almost every one of his Pokemon know Blizzard. You know how powerful that move can be, and this time, the accuracy factor is non-existent because of his leading Pokemon, Abomasnow. It creates a hailstorm upon entering battle, and that hailstorm won't end unless one of your Pokemon knows a weather-changing move of its own. If not, you can expect to see Blizzard hit with deadly and almost perfect accuracy. On to the in-depth stuff. Abomasnow itself isn't tough. It knows three moves that deal out insane damage, and the Ice-type Quick Attack called Ice Shard. A single Fire-type attack will take it out, no problem, if you're level 40 or more. You should be far and away beyond level 40 at this point, especially considering we faced Red before this and he was more than twice that. Glalie and Froslass are the Hoenn and Sinnoh evolutions of Snorunt. Both of them use similar moves in this battle: Attract, the move you love to loathe, and Blizzard, which as said above will be 100% accurate if that hailstorm is still going. Froslass has Ice Shard and Glalie has Payback. Confuse Ray is there to, as always, eff you up. Burn Glalie out of the battle, and Froslass if you want, although it will also go down to Ghosts and Dark-types. Walrein, first seen in gen 3, is a lot like Dewgong. It has Blizzard and Body Slam to deal damage, and Swagger to confuse and strengthen you. In case you took out the hailstorm, it has Hail to bring it back. It's a tank in terms of HP, though not on the level of Snorlax and Blissey, but you shouldn't have too many problems taking it down with whatever you used on Dewgong. You've faced Dewgong before, and it was actually tougher last time. If you're a higher level than Dewgong, Sheer Cold is rendered useless; if not, it may get a one-hit-KO on you. Dive takes two turns to use and does average Water- type damage. You've seen the Rest/Sleep Talk combo before. An Electric-type will get the job done, or a Fighting-type. Keep in mind that Lum Berry will His Piloswine from before is now one step further as a Mamoswine, and is a lot stronger than last time. It has an enormous Attack stat and takes advantage of it with Avalanche, a physical Ice move that works like Revenge and Payback, and Earthquake and Stone Edge. You know why Double Team is there; I don't want to say it. Keep your Fire-types out of this one; they'll likely be knocked the **** out by one of his two sweeper moves. Fighting-types would be the first best choice, followed by Steel-types. Lucario is ideal, though it might get struck out by Earthquake. Anything you have that can take a hit if possible is best right now. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ NOTE: This battle can only take place after battling Lance and Clair alongside your rival in Dragon's Den. Your rival will only appear there after beating him in Mt. Moon in Kanto. This is covered in the extra Rival section below. o---------------------------------------------o |-- Blackthorn Gym Leader: Clair -------------| o---------------------------------------------o |-- Specialty: Dragon-type Pokemon -----------| |-- Prize: 7200y -----------------------------| |-- Difficulty: 5-6/10 -----------------------| |-- Level Average: 55 ------------------------| |-- Total Experience Gained: 14,035 ----------| |-- Rematch Times: 8:00pm - 4:00 am, Friday --| o---------------------------------------------o o----------------------o |-- Clair's Pokemon: --| o----------------------o------------------------------------------o |-- 1st Pokemon: Gyarados ----------------------------------------| |-- Gender: Female -----------------------------------------------| |-- Level: 56 ----------------------------------------------------| |-- Type: Water/Flying -------------------------------------------| |-- Ability: Intimidate ------------------------------------------| |-- Experience Points: 2568 --------------------------------------| |-- Moves: Waterfall, Dragon Pulse, Earthquake, Dragon Dance -----| |-- Recommended Type: Electric -----------------------------------| o-----------------------------------------------------------------o |-- 2nd Pokemon: Dragonair ---------------------------------------| |-- Gender: Female -----------------------------------------------| |-- Level: 52 ----------------------------------------------------| |-- Type: Dragon -------------------------------------------------| |-- Ability: Shed Skin -------------------------------------------| |-- Experience Points: 1603 --------------------------------------| |-- Moves: Dragon Rush, Thunderbolt, Flamethrower, Thunder Wave --| |-- Recommended Type: Ice, Dragon --------------------------------| o-----------------------------------------------------------------o |-- 3rd Pokemon: Aerodactyl --------------------------------------| |-- Gender: Male -------------------------------------------------| |-- Level: 52 ----------------------------------------------------| |-- Type: Rock/Flying --------------------------------------------| |-- Ability: Rock Head -------------------------------------------| |-- Experience Points: 2250 --------------------------------------| |-- Moves: Rock Slide, Earthquake, Thunder Fang, Roar ------------| |-- Recommended Type: Electric, Water ----------------------------| o-----------------------------------------------------------------o |-- 4th Pokemon: Charizard ---------------------------------------| |-- Gender: Male -------------------------------------------------| |-- Level: 52 ----------------------------------------------------| |-- Type: Fire/Flying --------------------------------------------| |-- Ability: Blaze -----------------------------------------------| |-- Experience Points: 2328 --------------------------------------| |-- Moves: Fire Fang, Air Slash, Dragon Claw, Shadow Claw --------| |-- Recommended Type: Water, Rock, Electric ----------------------| o-----------------------------------------------------------------o |-- 5th Pokemon: Kingdra -----------------------------------------| |-- Gender: Female -----------------------------------------------| |-- Level: 56 ----------------------------------------------------| |-- Type: Water/Dragon -------------------------------------------| |-- Ability: Sniper ----------------------------------------------| |-- Experience Points: 2484 --------------------------------------| |-- Moves: Dragonbreath, Hydro Pump, Ice Beam, Yawn --------------| |-- Recommended Type: Dragon -------------------------------------| o-----------------------------------------------------------------o |-- 6th Pokemon: Dragonite ---------------------------------------| |-- Gender: Female -----------------------------------------------| |-- Level: 60 ----------------------------------------------------| |-- Type: Dragon/Flying ------------------------------------------| |-- Ability: Inner Focus -----------------------------------------| |-- Item: Sitrus Berry -------------------------------------------| |-- Experience Points: 2802 --------------------------------------| |-- Moves: Dragonbreath, Hyper Beam, Thunder, Safeguard ----------| |-- Recommended Type: Ice, Rock, Dragon --------------------------| o-----------------------------------------------------------------o o----------------------------o |-- My Pokemon --|-- Level --| o----------------------------o |-- Typhlosion --|----- 80 --| |-- Golem -------|----- 79 --| |-- Hypno -------|----- 79 --| |-- Crobat ------|----- 78 --| |-- Lapras ------|----- 79 --| |-- Ampharos ----|----- 79 --| o----------------------------o She's not as hard as last time. For some reason she decided to mirror Lance in a lot of ways, but altogether she isn't all that difficult. Nothing you haven't seen before, anyway. Gyarados leads once again, and it's more or less the same as every other Gyarados you've seen in a gym battle before, using offensive Water moves and Dragon Dance. Take it out the same way you always do. Dragonair, one of the two she had before, it also not much tougher, being only fourteen levels higher. Dragon Rush is strong and may make you flinch; the rest is nothing new. An Ice-type would work best, or if you're feeling daring enough, bring out a Dragon Pokemon and use it here. Her Aerodactyl and Charizard are more or less the same as Lance's were. Take them down the same way. I'm pretty sure her Aerodactyl is actually Lance's, as he no longer uses one. Kingdra, no longer her staple Pokemon, is still as resilient as ever. It has now ditched Hyper Beam and Dragon Pulse for Ice Beam and Dragonbreath, making it a bit weaker than before; then again, Ice Beam will take out the Dragons you might have to throw at her, so be careful. Avoid using Flying-types as well. Take it out the same way you did last time; there's no right or wrong way of doing so, given its only weakness is covered. Her new staple Pokemon is Dragonite, evolved from one of the two Dragonairs she had before, and is pretty much the same as Lance's was. A single Ice-type can win this with ease, so if you have a Lapras or Piloswine, bring it out for this one. If not, any Water Pokemon with Ice Beam can win as well as long as it can stand up to Thunder if necessary. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ ============================================ | 7: ELITE FOUR GUIDE - SECOND WAVE | efg2 | ============================================ Just like Johto's leaders, the Elite Four have beefed up their teams as well and are now a lot stronger than before, as they, too, are using gen 3 and 4 Pokemon on their teams and movesets to suit them. Do not fool around with this group. o--------------------------------------------o |-- My Team Prior To Elite Four Challenge: --| o--------------------------------------------o----------------o |-- 1st Pokemon: Typhlosion ----------------------------------| |-- Level: 80 ------------------------------------------------| |-- Type: Fire -----------------------------------------------| |-- Ability: Blaze -------------------------------------------| |-- Item: Charcoal -------------------------------------------| |-- Moves: Flamethrower, Rock Slide, Shadow Claw, Solarbeam --| o-------------------------------------------------------------o |-- 2nd Pokemon: Golem ---------------------------------------| |-- Level: 80 ------------------------------------------------| |-- Type: Ground/Rock ----------------------------------------| |-- Ability: Rock Head ---------------------------------------| |-- Item: Hard Stone -----------------------------------------| |-- Moves: Stone Edge, Earthquake, Double-Edge, Rock Polish --| o-------------------------------------------------------------o |-- 3rd Pokemon: Hypno ---------------------------------------| |-- Level: 80 ------------------------------------------------| |-- Type: Psychic --------------------------------------------| |-- Ability: Insomnia ----------------------------------------| |-- Item: Black Belt -----------------------------------------| |-- Moves: Psychic, Shadow Ball, Focus Blast, Nasty Plot -----| o-------------------------------------------------------------o |-- 4th Pokemon: Crobat --------------------------------------| |-- Level: 80 ------------------------------------------------| |-- Type: Poison/Flying --------------------------------------| |-- Ability: Inner Focus -------------------------------------| |-- Item: Poison Barb ----------------------------------------| |-- Moves: Cross Poison, Sky Attack, Shadow Ball, X-Scissor --| o-------------------------------------------------------------o |-- 5th Pokemon: Lapras --------------------------------------| |-- Level: 80 ------------------------------------------------| |-- Type: Water/Ice ------------------------------------------| |-- Ability: Shell Armor -------------------------------------| |-- Item: Mystic Water ---------------------------------------| |-- Moves: Surf, Ice Beam, Dream Eater, Sing -----------------| o-------------------------------------------------------------o |-- 6th Pokemon: Ampharos ------------------------------------| |-- Level: 80 ------------------------------------------------| |-- Type: Electric -------------------------------------------| |-- Ability: Static ------------------------------------------| |-- Item: Magnet ---------------------------------------------| |-- Moves: Discharge, Power Gem, Fire Punch, Signal Beam -----| o-------------------------------------------------------------o ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ o-------------------------------------o |-- Elite Four: Will -----------------| o-------------------------------------o |-- Specialty: Psychic-type ----------| |-- Prize: 7440y ---------------------| |-- Difficulty: 5-6/10 ---------------| |-- Level Average: 60 ----------------| |-- Total Experience Gained: 13,265 --| o-------------------------------------o o---------------------o |-- Will's Pokemon: --| o---------------------o--------------------------------------o |-- 1st Pokemon: Bronzong -----------------------------------| |-- Gender: None --------------------------------------------| |-- Level: 58 -----------------------------------------------| |-- Type: Steel/Psychic -------------------------------------| |-- Ability: Heatproof --------------------------------------| |-- Experience Points: 2335 ---------------------------------| |-- Moves: Psychic, Payback, Gravity, Reflect ---------------| |-- Recommended Type: Ground --------------------------------| o------------------------------------------------------------o |-- 2nd Pokemon: Grumpig ------------------------------------| |-- Gender: Female ------------------------------------------| |-- Level: 59 -----------------------------------------------| |-- Type: Psychic -------------------------------------------| |-- Ability: Own Tempo --------------------------------------| |-- Experience Points: 2073 ---------------------------------| |-- Moves: Psychic, Signal Beam, Power Gem, Confuse Ray -----| |-- Recommended Type: Dark, Ghost ---------------------------| o------------------------------------------------------------o |-- 3rd Pokemon: Jynx ---------------------------------------| |-- Gender: Female ------------------------------------------| |-- Level: 60 -----------------------------------------------| |-- Type: Ice/Psychic ---------------------------------------| |-- Ability: Forewarn ---------------------------------------| |-- Experience Points: 1761 ---------------------------------| |-- Moves: Dream Eater, Blizzard, Fake Tears, Lovely Kiss ---| |-- Recommended Type: Dark, Ghost, Fire, Rock, Steel --------| o------------------------------------------------------------o |-- 4th Pokemon: Slowbro ------------------------------------| |-- Gender: Female ------------------------------------------| |-- Level: 60 -----------------------------------------------| |-- Type: Water/Psychic -------------------------------------| |-- Ability: Own Tempo --------------------------------------| |-- Experience Points: 2107 ---------------------------------| |-- Moves: Psychic, Body Slam, Curse, Amnesia ---------------| |-- Recommended Type: Dark, Ghost, Electric, Grass ----------| o------------------------------------------------------------o |-- 5th Pokemon: Gardevoir ----------------------------------| |-- Gender: Female ------------------------------------------| |-- Level: 61 -----------------------------------------------| |-- Type: Psychic -------------------------------------------| |-- Ability: Trace ------------------------------------------| |-- Experience Points: 2718 ---------------------------------| |-- Moves: Psychic, Focus Blast, Charge Beam, Calm Mind -----| |-- Recommended Type: Dark, Ghost, Bug ----------------------| o------------------------------------------------------------o |-- 6th Pokemon: Xatu ---------------------------------------| |-- Gender: Female ------------------------------------------| |-- Level: 62 -----------------------------------------------| |-- Type: Psychic/Flying ------------------------------------| |-- Ability: Early Bird -------------------------------------| |-- Item: Sitrus Berry --------------------------------------| |-- Experience Points: 2271 ---------------------------------| |-- Moves: Psychic, Shadow Ball, Quick Attack, Confuse Ray --| |-- Recommended Type: Dark, Ghost, Electric, Rock, Ice ------| o------------------------------------------------------------o I'll start off by saying that the three Pokemon from his original team that he did keep - Jynx, Slowbro and Xatu - are more or less the same as last time, so you can take them out pretty much the same way. He leads with Bronzong, a familiar face from your rebattle with Jasmine. As always, he's a bastard and a half with his iron-hard defenses - pun not intended - and immunity to almost everything. You've seen all the moves he has before and should have a strategy around them by now, but in case you don't, quake his ass to the ground. Grumpig is a Pokemon introduced in gen 3, and has a interesting set of moves. Signal Beam is a special Bug-type attack, and Power Gem is Rock in type. You may or may not have seen both before. Leave your Dark-type out and throw in your Gengar or Banette and watch Grumpig fall to a Shadow Ball. Damn, I love my poetry. Gardevoir is also gen 3, and is probably the signature Psychic Pokemon of the RSE games. It has three special attacks and Calm Mind to power them all. In case you haven't yet seen it, Charge Beam is an Electric move that might also raise his Special Attack. Once again, use a Ghost; Focus Blast wrecks all Dark Pokemon. All in all, nothing you haven't seen before move-wise. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ o-------------------------------------o |-- Elite Four: Koga -----------------| o-------------------------------------o |-- Specialty: Poison-type -----------| |-- Prize: 7680y ---------------------| |-- Difficulty: 4-5/10 ---------------| |-- Level Average: 62 ----------------| |-- Total Experience Gained: 14,034 --| o-------------------------------------o o---------------------o |-- Koga's Pokemon: --| o---------------------o------------------------------------o |-- 1st Pokemon: Skuntank ---------------------------------| |-- Gender: Male ------------------------------------------| |-- Level: 61 ---------------------------------------------| |-- Type: Poison/Dark -------------------------------------| |-- Ability: Aftermath ------------------------------------| |-- Experience Points: 2731 -------------------------------| |-- Moves: Sucker Punch, Explosion, Dig, Toxic ------------| |-- Recommended Type: Ground ------------------------------| o----------------------------------------------------------o |-- 2nd Pokemon: Toxicroak --------------------------------| |-- Gender: Male ------------------------------------------| |-- Level: 60 ---------------------------------------------| |-- Type: Poison/Fighting ---------------------------------| |-- Ability: Dry Skin -------------------------------------| |-- Experience Points: 2326 -------------------------------| |-- Moves: Gunk Shot, Cross Chop, X-Scissor, Swagger ------| |-- Recommended Type: Psychic, Ground, Flying -------------| o----------------------------------------------------------o |-- 3rd Pokemon: Muk --------------------------------------| |-- Gender: Male ------------------------------------------| |-- Level: 62 ---------------------------------------------| |-- Type: Poison ------------------------------------------| |-- Ability: Sticky Hold ----------------------------------| |-- Item: Black Sludge ------------------------------------| |-- Experience Points: 2085 -------------------------------| |-- Moves: Toxic, Minimize, Screech, Swagger --------------| |-- Recommended Type: Psychic, Ground ---------------------| o----------------------------------------------------------o |-- 4th Pokemon: Swalot -----------------------------------| |-- Gender: Male ------------------------------------------| |-- Level: 62 ---------------------------------------------| |-- Type: Poison ------------------------------------------| |-- Ability: Sticky Hold ----------------------------------| |-- Item: Leftovers ---------------------------------------| |-- Experience Points: 2232 -------------------------------| |-- Moves: Sludge Bomb, Pain Split, Yawn, Amnesia ---------| |-- Recommended Type: Psychic, Ground, Steel --------------| o----------------------------------------------------------o |-- 5th Pokemon: Venomoth ---------------------------------| |-- Gender: Male ------------------------------------------| |-- Level: 63 ---------------------------------------------| |-- Type: Bug/Poison --------------------------------------| |-- Ability: Tinted Lens ----------------------------------| |-- Experience Points: 1863 -------------------------------| |-- Moves: Silver Wind, Psychic, Baton Pass, Double Team --| |-- Recommended Type: Fire, Rock, Flying, Psychic ---------| o----------------------------------------------------------o |-- 6th Pokemon: Crobat -----------------------------------| |-- Gender: Male ------------------------------------------| |-- Level: 64 ---------------------------------------------| |-- Type: Poison/Flying -----------------------------------| |-- Ability: Inner Focus ----------------------------------| |-- Experience Points: 2797 -------------------------------| |-- Moves: Cross Poison, Fly, Toxic, Mean Look ------------| |-- Recommended Type: Psychic, Ice, Electric, Rock --------| o----------------------------------------------------------o This time around, he actually has a full team of Poison Pokemon. They're not all that strong, though. Skuntank leads into the battle. Poison and Dark in type, its only weakness is Ground. Be careful, though; when you get it too far down in HP, it'll explode to take you down as well. Its only Poison move is Toxic, so have some Full Heals ready. Toxicroak is a new face from Sinnoh. It has a major weakness tp Psychic, and its ability lets it know if you have a Psychic Pokemon, or another Pokemon with a Psychic move. X-Scissor is there for that reason. Gunk Shot and Cross Chop both get STAB, making them ferociously strong, but its major gaping weakness will be its downfall. As I said, Muk will be downright frustrating. It has no offensive moves this time, relying instead in whittling your HP down with combinations of Toxic and Swagger. Minimize is like Double Team, and Screech will make you hurt yourself more if you were hit by Swagger. Have a Psychic Pokemon ready and fully healed for this bout, or it'll likely off itself. You may or may not have seen Swalot before. It's a gen 3 Pokemon, arriving from Hoenn. Amnesia will weaken your Psychic moves, and Pain Split takes your HP and his and evens them out, which may or may not help you. Bring out your Ground-type for this one, and switch out if he uses Yawn. You've seen Venomoth a few times before now. Silver Wind has 60 BP, but gets STAB and may or may not raise all its stats by one stage each. It'll likely spam Double Team and then use Baton Pass, which will switch it out and transfer those Double Teams onto whatever switches in. Destroy it before that happens: if it switches to Muk, you will likely destroy your DS out of sheer frustration. Also note Tinted Lens, and that any move that Venomoth uses that isn't very effective will do double damage. Crobat is back as well, and this time is a lot weaker in moves, though it does use a Toxic/Mean Look combination, meaning you have to take it out as fast as you can before the damage from Toxic adds up. Cross Poison is the Poison-type Slash, and you know what Fly is and how strong it is. Ground-types are quite obviously useless this time, so bring out an Electric or Psychic Pokemon and knock it out before it can damage you too much with Toxic. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ o-------------------------------------o |-- Elite Four: Bruno ----------------| o-------------------------------------o |-- Specialty: Fighting-type ---------| |-- Prize: 7680y ---------------------| |-- Difficulty: 3/10 -----------------| |-- Level Average: 62 ----------------| |-- Total Experience Gained: 13,365 --| o-------------------------------------o o----------------------o |-- Bruno's Pokemon: --| o----------------------o-----------------------------------------o |-- 1st Pokemon: Hitmontop --------------------------------------| |-- Gender: Male ------------------------------------------------| |-- Level: 62 ---------------------------------------------------| |-- Type: Fighting ----------------------------------------------| |-- Ability: Technician -----------------------------------------| |-- Experience Points: 1833 -------------------------------------| |-- Moves: Close Combat, Earthquake, Quick Attack, Counter ------| |-- Recommended Type: Psychic, Flying ---------------------------| o----------------------------------------------------------------o |-- 2nd Pokemon: Hitmonlee --------------------------------------| |-- Gender: Male ------------------------------------------------| |-- Level: 61 ---------------------------------------------------| |-- Type: Fighting ----------------------------------------------| |-- Ability: Reckless -------------------------------------------| |-- Experience Points: 1816 -------------------------------------| |-- Moves: Close Combat, Blaze Kick, Reversal, Swagger ----------| |-- Recommended Type: Psychic, Flying ---------------------------| o----------------------------------------------------------------o |-- 3rd Pokemon: Hitmonchan -------------------------------------| |-- Gender: Male ------------------------------------------------| |-- Level: 61 ---------------------------------------------------| |-- Type: Fighting ----------------------------------------------| |-- Ability: Iron Fist ------------------------------------------| |-- Experience Points: 1830 -------------------------------------| |-- Moves: Close Combat, Drain Punch, Bullet Punch, Substitute --| |-- Recommended Type: Psychic, Flying ---------------------------| o----------------------------------------------------------------o |-- 4th Pokemon: Hariyama ---------------------------------------| |-- Gender: Male ------------------------------------------------| |-- Level: 62 ---------------------------------------------------| |-- Type: Fighting ----------------------------------------------| |-- Ability: Guts -----------------------------------------------| |-- Item: Sitrus Berry ------------------------------------------| |-- Experience Points: 2443 -------------------------------------| |-- Moves: Low Kick, Bullet Punch, Payback, Bulk Up -------------| |-- Recommended Type: Psychic, Flying ---------------------------| o----------------------------------------------------------------o |-- 5th Pokemon: Lucario ----------------------------------------| |-- Gender: Male ------------------------------------------------| |-- Level: 64 ---------------------------------------------------| |-- Type: Fighting/Steel ----------------------------------------| |-- Ability: Inner Focus ----------------------------------------| |-- Experience Points: 2797 -------------------------------------| |-- Moves: Close Combat, Iron Tail, Extremespeed, Counter -------| |-- Recommended Type: Fire, Ground, Fighting --------------------| o----------------------------------------------------------------o |-- 6th Pokemon: Machamp ----------------------------------------| |-- Gender: Male ------------------------------------------------| |-- Level: 64 ---------------------------------------------------| |-- Type: Fighting ----------------------------------------------| |-- Ability: No Guard -------------------------------------------| |-- Experience Points: 2646 -------------------------------------| |-- Moves: Dynamicpunch, Bullet Punch, Stone Edge, Foresight ----| |-- Recommended Type: Psychic, Flying ---------------------------| o----------------------------------------------------------------o He now has two staple Pokemon, and has switched his Onix for two more Fighting Pokemon. Big whoop. He's still the same crap he was before. Like with Brock, there's not much detail I can give you; you've seen most, if not all, of these moves and Pokemon before. Machamp and the Hitmons all go down the same way they did last time. They have slightly better moves, but are otherwise more of the same. Note that Dynamicpunch will never miss because of No Guard. Hariyama is a tough Pokemon defensively, meaning you should use a Psychic-type against him. He has high Attack stat but low-powered moves, making this an easy bout. I don't know why he's bothering with Low Kick when he has so many other Fighting moves at his disposal, but he is, so easier for you. Bulk Up raises Attack and Defense. If you've never seen Lucario before now, this is what I was talking about in other synopsises. It is probably the best Fighting Pokemon there is in that it has the largest movepool of the Fighting-type. It has high offenses but low defenses, so using a Ground-type or Fighting-type of your own is a smart choice. Keep in mind that Close Combat is insanely powerful on this guy, and that Extremespeed is a double Quick Attack at once. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ o-------------------------------------o |-- Elite Four: Karen ----------------| o-------------------------------------o |-- Specialty: Dark-type -------------| |-- Prize: 7680y ---------------------| |-- Difficulty: 7-8/10 ---------------| |-- Level Average: 63 ----------------| |-- Total Experience Gained: 15,204 --| o-------------------------------------o o----------------------o |-- Karen"s PokemoN: --| o----------------------o---------------------------------------o |-- 1st Pokemon: Weavile --------------------------------------| |-- Gender: Female --------------------------------------------| |-- Level: 62 -------------------------------------------------| |-- Type: Dark/Ice --------------------------------------------| |-- Ability: Pressure -----------------------------------------| |-- Experience Points: 2643 -----------------------------------| |-- Moves: Night Slash, Ice Punch, Ice Shard, Low Kick --------| |-- Recommended Type: Fighting, Fire, Rock, Steel -------------| o--------------------------------------------------------------o |-- 2nd Pokemon: Spiritomb ------------------------------------| |-- Gender: Female --------------------------------------------| |-- Level: 62 -------------------------------------------------| |-- Type: Ghost/Dark ------------------------------------------| |-- Ability: Pressure -----------------------------------------| |-- Experience Points: 2232 -----------------------------------| |-- Moves: Sucker Punch, Pain Split, Curse, Confuse Ray -------| |-- Recommended Type: Fighting w/Foresight --------------------| o--------------------------------------------------------------o |-- 3rd Pokemon: Absol ----------------------------------------| |-- Gender: Female --------------------------------------------| |-- Level: 62 -------------------------------------------------| |-- Type: Dark ------------------------------------------------| |-- Ability: Super Luck ---------------------------------------| |-- Experience Points: 2311 -----------------------------------| |-- Moves: Night Slash, Psycho Cut, Detect, Perish Song -------| |-- Recommended Type: Fighting, Bug ---------------------------| o--------------------------------------------------------------o |-- 4th Pokemon: Houndoom -------------------------------------| |-- Gender: Female --------------------------------------------| |-- Level: 63 -------------------------------------------------| |-- Type: Dark/Fire -------------------------------------------| |-- Ability: Flash Fire ---------------------------------------| |-- Experience Points: 2754 -----------------------------------| |-- Moves: Dark Pulse, Flamethrower, Sludge Bomb, Nasty Plot --| |-- Recommended Type: Water, Fighting, Ground, Rock -----------| o--------------------------------------------------------------o |-- 5th Pokemon: Honchkrow ------------------------------------| |-- Gender: Female --------------------------------------------| |-- Level: 64 -------------------------------------------------| |-- Type: Dark/Flying -----------------------------------------| |-- Ability: Super Luck ---------------------------------------| |-- Experience Points: 2563 -----------------------------------| |-- Moves: Drill Peck, Sucker Punch, Whirlwind, Thunder Wave --| |-- Recommended Type: Electric, Ice, Rock ---------------------| o--------------------------------------------------------------o |-- 6th Pokemon: Umbreon --------------------------------------| |-- Gender: Male ----------------------------------------------| |-- Level: 64 -------------------------------------------------| |-- Type: Dark ------------------------------------------------| |-- Ability: Synchronize --------------------------------------| |-- Item: Sitrus Berry ----------------------------------------| |-- Experience Points: 2701 -----------------------------------| |-- Moves: Payback, Sucker Punch, Curse, Confuse Ray ----------| |-- Recommended Type: Fighting, Bug ---------------------------| o--------------------------------------------------------------o She is every bit as hard as before, perhaps even harder. Not only has she rid herself of Gengar and Vileplume and completed her team of Dark-types for the first time in ten years, she's evolved one of her originals further. Have your best Pokemon ready, and remember, this isn't even the hardest fight. Somewhere along the line, she got a Sneasel and made it a Weavile. Dark and Ice in typing, it has a massive weakness to Fighting. In case you don't have one ready, keep in mind that it has impressive offensive power and makes full use of that with Night Slash and Ice Punch. Fire-types work well as well. Also note Pressure and that because of it, every move you make against it will take two PP. Try to avoid low-PP moves, like Solarbeam and Fire Blast as examples. Like Sableye, Spiritomb has no real weaknesses if you don't Foresight it. It also isn't very powerful. It has Pain Split for obvious reasons, Confuse Ray for obvious reasons and Curse to cut its HP and sap away yours. Whatever you did against Morty's Sableye will work here as well. Absol is strong. Very strong. Perish Song will KO you in three turns if you don't switch out first, and Absol as well if you don't KO it first. Psycho Cut and Night Slash both work the same way, the only difference being typing. Detect is Protect, and Protect is rage. Psycho Cut will be used against your Fighting-types, and if it is used first, you will rage. Have fun. You'll find Houndoom to be the same as last time. Take it down the same way. Murkrow is now Honchkrow, and is now much stronger than before. It has massive Attack but pitiful defenses. It isn't very fast, either. That being said, you might find Drill Peck will decimate your Pokemon quickly. Bring out a Rock Pokemon for this bout to avoid that, and wail it down with boulders and stuff. Umbreon is now her staple Pokemon and is a fair bit tougher than before. It has insane defenses but isn't very strong, though it doesn't need to be when it uses Confuse Ray to irritate the heck out of you. Payback is actually good on Umbreon, so if you're going to attack first, either KO it or hope you don't do all that much damage. Whittle it down as much as you can before it does too much to you in turn. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ o----------------------------------------o |-- Elite Four Champion: Lance ----------| o----------------------------------------o |-- Specialty: Dragon- and Flying-type --| |-- Prize: 15,000y ----------------------| |-- Difficulty: 6-7/10 ------------------| |-- Level Average: 71 -------------------| |-- Total Experience Gained: 19,330 -----| o----------------------------------------o o----------------------o |-- Lance's Pokemon: --| o----------------------o----------------------------------------o |-- 1st Pokemon: Salamence -------------------------------------| |-- Gender: Male -----------------------------------------------| |-- Level: 72 --------------------------------------------------| |-- Type: Dragon/Flying ----------------------------------------| |-- Ability: Intimidate ----------------------------------------| |-- Item: Lum Berry --------------------------------------------| |-- Experience Points: 3363 ------------------------------------| |-- Moves: Dragon Claw, Shadow Claw, Flametheower, Rest --------| |-- Recommended Type: Ice, Dragon, Rock ------------------------| o---------------------------------------------------------------o |-- 2nd Pokemon: Gyarados --------------------------------------| |-- Gender: Male -----------------------------------------------| |-- Level: 68 --------------------------------------------------| |-- Type: Water/Flying -----------------------------------------| |-- Ability: Intimidate ----------------------------------------| |-- Experience Points: 3117 ------------------------------------| |-- Moves: Waterfall, Ice Fang, Dragon Dance, Thunder Wave -----| |-- Recommended Type: Electric ---------------------------------| o---------------------------------------------------------------o |-- 3rd Pokemon: Charizard -------------------------------------| |-- Gender: Male -----------------------------------------------| |-- Level: 68 --------------------------------------------------| |-- Type: Fire/Flying ------------------------------------------| |-- Ability: Blaze ---------------------------------------------| |-- Experience Points: 3045 ------------------------------------| |-- Moves: Flamethrower, Air Slash, Dragon Claw, Hyper Beam ----| |-- Recommended Type: Rock, Water, Electric --------------------| o---------------------------------------------------------------o |-- 4th Pokemon: Garchomp --------------------------------------| |-- Gender: Male -----------------------------------------------| |-- Level: 72 --------------------------------------------------| |-- Type: Dragon/Ground ----------------------------------------| |-- Ability: Sand Veil -----------------------------------------| |-- Experience Points: 3363 ------------------------------------| |-- Moves: Outrage, Earthquake, Roar, Swords Dance -------------| |-- Recommended Type: Ice, Dragon ------------------------------| o---------------------------------------------------------------o |-- 5th Pokemon: Altaria ---------------------------------------| |-- Gender: Male -----------------------------------------------| |-- Level: 73 --------------------------------------------------| |-- Type: Dragon/Flying ----------------------------------------| |-- Ability: Natural Cure --------------------------------------| |-- Experience Points: 2940 ------------------------------------| |-- Moves: Dragonbreath, Hyper Beam, Double Team, Perish Song --| |-- Recommended Type: Ice, Dragon, Rock ------------------------| o---------------------------------------------------------------o |-- 6th Pokemon: Dragonite -------------------------------------| |-- Gender: Male -----------------------------------------------| |-- Level: 75 --------------------------------------------------| |-- Type: Dragon/Flying ----------------------------------------| |-- Ability: Inner Focus ---------------------------------------| |-- Item: Sitrus Berry -----------------------------------------| |-- Experience Points: 3502 ------------------------------------| |-- Moves: Draco Meteor, Hyper Beam, Fire Blast, Safeguard -----| |-- Recommended Type: Ice, Dragon, Rock ------------------------| o---------------------------------------------------------------o He's gained a lot of levels since the last time you faced him, his staple Pokemon now being twenty-five levels higher than before. He's also switched his Aerodactyl (maybe Clair took it?) and two Dragonites out for three newer Dragons. They're all tough if you don't bring the right Pokemon. Be prepared. Salamence starts the battle. It has high Speed and insane offenses. This means that all three of his attacks will hit hard. It'll Rest when low on HP, but if you're using an Ice Pokemon, you can probably knock it out quickly anyway. If not, keep some Potions handy. It'll wake up first turn when using Rest the first time. Electric Pokemon, meet Gyarados. Rock Pokemon, meet Charizard. Garchomp was the staple Pokemon of the 4th gen Champion's team, and you know what it's capable of if you read my last guide. If not, well, it has superb Attack and Speed. Since it has Outrage, it's been bred. Swords Dance supes up its already high Attack, making it outrageous. Avoid all of this by freezing it to death like you should be doing. Altaria comes from gen 3. Dragonbreath and Hyper Beam are commonplace on the Dragon Pokemon you've seen so far, and you know how fatal Perish Song can be if you don't work around it. Take it out before it Double Teams too many times. Outside of switching Outrage for Draco Meteor, Lance's original Dragonite has not changed much aside from levels. Draco Meteor is basically the Dragon-type Overheat/Leaf Storm, meaning it's massively strong. Ice Pokemon still do fine here. That's about all I can say here. You faced three of Lance's Pokemon earlier anyway. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ ================================================== | 8: KANTO GYM LEADER GUIDE - SECOND WAVE | kgl2 | ================================================== ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ o---------------------------------------------o |-- Vermilion Gym Leader: Lt. Surge ----------| o---------------------------------------------o |-- Specialty: Electric-type -----------------| |-- Prize: 6720y -----------------------------| |-- Difficulty: 3/10 -------------------------| |-- Level Average: 55 ------------------------| |-- Total Experience Gained: 11, 338 ---------| |-- Rematch Times: 4:00am - 10:00am, Friday --| o---------------------------------------------o o----------------------o |-- Surge's Pokemon: --| o----------------------o-----------------------------------------o |-- 1st Pokemon: Raichu -----------------------------------------| |-- Gender: Male ------------------------------------------------| |-- Level: 60 ---------------------------------------------------| |-- Type: Electric ----------------------------------------------| |-- Ability: Static ---------------------------------------------| |-- Experience Points: 1566 -------------------------------------| |-- Moves: Thunderbolt, Grass Knot, Quick Attack, Thunder Wave --| |-- Recommended Type: Ground ------------------------------------| o----------------------------------------------------------------o |-- 2nd Pokemon: Manectric --------------------------------------| |-- Gender: Male ------------------------------------------------| |-- Level: 52 ---------------------------------------------------| |-- Type: Electric ----------------------------------------------| |-- Ability: Static ---------------------------------------------| |-- Item: Pinap Berry -------------------------------------------| |-- Experience Points: 1872 -------------------------------------| |-- Moves: Discharge, Overheat, Natural Gift, Thunder Wave ------| |-- Recommended Type: Ground ------------------------------------| o----------------------------------------------------------------o |-- 3rd Pokemon: Magnezone --------------------------------------| |-- Gender: None ------------------------------------------------| |-- Level: 52 ---------------------------------------------------| |-- Type: Electric/Steel ----------------------------------------| |-- Ability: Magnet Pull ----------------------------------------| |-- Experience Points: 2350 -------------------------------------| |-- Moves: Thunderbolt, Mirror Shot, Magnet Rise, Thunder Wave --| |-- Recommended Type: Ground, Fire, Fighting --------------------| o----------------------------------------------------------------o |-- 4th Pokemon: Electrode --------------------------------------| |-- Gender: None ------------------------------------------------| |-- Level: 52 ---------------------------------------------------| |-- Type: Electric ----------------------------------------------| |-- Ability: Static ---------------------------------------------| |-- Experience Points: 1671 -------------------------------------| |-- Moves: Thunderbolt, Explosion, Double Team, Thunder Wave ----| |-- Recommended Type: Ground ------------------------------------| o----------------------------------------------------------------o |-- 5th Pokemon: Pachirisu --------------------------------------| |-- Gender: Male ------------------------------------------------| |-- Level: 58 ---------------------------------------------------| |-- Type: Electric ----------------------------------------------| |-- Ability: Pickup ---------------------------------------------| |-- Experience Points: 1491 -------------------------------------| |-- Moves: Discharge, Super Fang, Quick Attack, Sweet Kiss ------| |-- Recommended Type: Ground ------------------------------------| o----------------------------------------------------------------o |-- 6th Pokemon: Electivire -------------------------------------| |-- Gender: Male ------------------------------------------------| |-- Level: 56 ---------------------------------------------------| |-- Type: Electric ----------------------------------------------| |-- Ability: Static ---------------------------------------------| |-- Experience Points: 2388 -------------------------------------| |-- Moves: Thunderbolt, Earthquake, Ice Punch, Cross Chop -------| |-- Recommended Type: Ground ------------------------------------| o----------------------------------------------------------------o o----------------------------o |-- My Pokemon --|-- Level --| o----------------------------o |-- Typhlosion --|----- 82 --| |-- Golem -------|----- 82 --| |-- Hypno -------|----- 83 --| |-- Crobat ------|----- 82 --| |-- Lapras ------|----- 83 --| |-- Ampharos ----|----- 83 --| o----------------------------o Lt. Surge, like Jasmine, apparently went to Sinnoh since the last time he faced you. Raichu is more or less the same as before. Execute it the same way. Same goes for his exploding Electrode. Manectric is a Hoenn Pokemon with some decent stats going for it. Natural Gift is a move that takes the user's Berry and hurls it at you like a rude bastard, and the power and effect will depend on the Berry thrown. It somehow has Overheat, the ever-powerful Fire attack. What you need to do? It's simple: kill the Manectric. You faced Magnezone when you faced Jasmine. It's powerful and has an insane Special Attack stat. It's also the first one intelligent enough to use Magnet Rise, which makes it Levitate for five turns, making it immune to Ground-type Pokemon, the bane of its existence. If you can, take it out before that happens. If not, use a Fire Pokemon. Pachirisu is from Sinnoh and has rather low stats, given that it's only about sixteen inches tall. Its Special Defense is its best stat, but you should be attacking it physically anyway. Super Fang cuts off half of whatever your HP is at when used (116 to 58, 94 to 47, etc), and Sweet Kiss causes confusion. In case you haven't seen it, Discharge is about the same as Thunderbolt but attacks everyone in battle at the moment. Electivire, the evolved form of Electabuzz, has a respectable moveset and an even more respectable offensive power. Ice Punch is there, obviously, for your Ground Pokemon. Cross Chop and Earthquake are there just in case it happens to be part-Rock as well. At any rate, it falls about as easily as Electabuzz did. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ o---------------------------------------------o |-- Saffron Gym Leader: Sabrina --------------| o---------------------------------------------o |-- Specialty: Psychic-type ------------------| |-- Prize: 6360y -----------------------------| |-- Difficulty: 6/10 -------------------------| |-- Level Average: 56 ------------------------| |-- Total Experience Gained: 12,426 ----------| |-- Rematch Times: 10:00am - 8:00pm, Sunday --| o---------------------------------------------o o------------------------o |-- Sabrina's Pokemon: --| o------------------------o-------------------------------------o |-- 1st Pokemon: Alakazam -------------------------------------| |-- Gender: Male ----------------------------------------------| |-- Level: 60 -------------------------------------------------| |-- Type: Psychic ---------------------------------------------| |-- Ability: Synchronize --------------------------------------| |-- Experience Points: 2391 -----------------------------------| |-- Moves: Psychic, Focus Blast, Energy Ball, Gravity ---------| |-- Recommended Type: Dark, Ghost, Bug ------------------------| o--------------------------------------------------------------o |-- 2nd Pokemon: Jynx -----------------------------------------| |-- Gender: Female --------------------------------------------| |-- Level: 54 -------------------------------------------------| |-- Type: Ice/Psychic -----------------------------------------| |-- Ability: Forewarn -----------------------------------------| |-- Experience Points: 1584 -----------------------------------| |-- Moves: Psychic, Blizzad, Focus Blast, Perish Song ---------| |-- Recommended Type: Dark, Ghost, Fire, Rock, Steel ----------| o--------------------------------------------------------------o |-- 3rd Pokemon: Mr. Mime -------------------------------------| |-- Gender: Female --------------------------------------------| |-- Level: 56 -------------------------------------------------| |-- Type: Psychic ---------------------------------------------| |-- Ability: Filter -------------------------------------------| |-- Experience Points: 1632 -----------------------------------| |-- Moves: Psychic, Thunder, Reflect, Skill Swap --------------| |-- Recommended Type: Dark, Ghost -----------------------------| o--------------------------------------------------------------o |-- 4th Pokemon: Espeon ---------------------------------------| |-- Gender: Male ----------------------------------------------| |-- Level: 58 -------------------------------------------------| |-- Type: Psychic ---------------------------------------------| |-- Ability: Synchronize --------------------------------------| |-- Experience Points: 2448 -----------------------------------| |-- Moves: Psychic, Shadow Ball, Calm Mind, Baton Pass --------| |-- Recommended Type: Dark, Ghost -----------------------------| o--------------------------------------------------------------o |-- 5th Pokemon: Wobbuffet ------------------------------------| |-- Gender: Female --------------------------------------------| |-- Level: 53 -------------------------------------------------| |-- Type: Psychic ---------------------------------------------| |-- Ability: Shadow Tag ---------------------------------------| |-- Experience Points: 2010 -----------------------------------| |-- Moves: Counter, Mirror Coat, Encore, Destiny Bond ---------| |-- Recommended Type: Dark, Ghost -----------------------------| o--------------------------------------------------------------o |-- 6th Pokemon: Gallade --------------------------------------| |-- Gender: Male ----------------------------------------------| |-- Level: 53 -------------------------------------------------| |-- Type: Fighting/Psychic ------------------------------------| |-- Ability: Steadfast ----------------------------------------| |-- Item: Sitrus Berry ----------------------------------------| |-- Experience Points: 2361 -----------------------------------| |-- Moves: Psycho Cut, Close Combat, Night Slash, Stone Edge --| |-- Recommended Type: Ghost, Flying ---------------------------| o--------------------------------------------------------------o o----------------------------o |-- My Pokemon --|-- Level --| o----------------------------o |-- Typhlosion --|----- 83 --| |-- Golem -------|----- 84 --| |-- Hypno -------|----- 83 --| |-- Crobat ------|----- 82 --| |-- Lapras ------|----- 83 --| |-- Ampharos ----|----- 83 --| o----------------------------o A single Houndoom with Shadow Ball could probably decimate this team. Since 99% of readers won't have one, I'll do the usual descriptions anyway. Alakazam, Mr. Mime and Espeon are largely the same as before, with minor changes. Take them down the same way you did last time. They have only gained a couple of level each. Jynx somehow has Focus Blast, so Darks are out. Use a Ghost Pokemon instead. It'll use Perish Song if it begins to get low self-esteem, so have a counter for that ready as well. Otherwise, it's the same as Will's Jynx in most ways. Wobbuffet is ****ing annoying. It cannot attack you directly, instead relying on Counter and Mirror Coat to deal back double the damage you do with one of your physical or special attacks respectively. Encore will make you use the last move you used over and over again for a few turns, and Destiny Bond will take you down if you take it down. Its ability will keep you trapped in battle with no chance of switching out, and it has lots of HP. It is quite literally every staller's dream. Gallade is another evolution of Kirlia, like Gardevoir was, and works like Medicham did. It has high Attack, and all four of its moves, all of which you have seen before, draw off of that. Use a Ghost-type if you can avoid Night Slash. If not, use a Flying-type that can avoid Stone Edge (which is less of a problem, since it's rather inaccurate and with low PP). ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ o---------------------------------------------o |-- Fuschia Gym Leader: Janine ---------------| o---------------------------------------------o |-- Specialty: Poison-type -------------------| |-- Prize: 6600y -----------------------------| |-- Difficulty: 3/10 -------------------------| |-- Level Average: 56 ------------------------| |-- Total Experience Gained: 12,176 ----------| |-- Rematch Times: 10:00am - 8:00pm, Monday --| o---------------------------------------------o o-----------------------o |-- Janine's Pokemon: --| o-----------------------o------------------------------------o |-- 1st Pokemon: Crobat -------------------------------------| |-- Gender: Female ------------------------------------------| |-- Level: 52 -----------------------------------------------| |-- Type: Poison/Flying -------------------------------------| |-- Ability: Inner Focus ------------------------------------| |-- Experience Points: 2272 ---------------------------------| |-- Moves: Cross Poison, Heat Wave, U-Turn, Confuse Ray -----| |-- Recommended Type: Psychic, Ice, Electric, Rock ----------| o------------------------------------------------------------o |-- 2nd Pokemon: Toxicroak ----------------------------------| |-- Gender: Female ------------------------------------------| |-- Level: 52 -----------------------------------------------| |-- Type: Poison/Fighting -----------------------------------| |-- Ability: Dry Skin ---------------------------------------| |-- Experience Points: 2016 ---------------------------------| |-- Moves: Poison Jab, Cross Chop, Attract, Substitute ------| |-- Recommended Type: Psychic, Flying, Ground ---------------| o------------------------------------------------------------o |-- 3rd Pokemon: Drapion ------------------------------------| |-- Gender: Female ------------------------------------------| |-- Level: 55 -----------------------------------------------| |-- Type: Poison/Dark ---------------------------------------| |-- Ability: Sniper -----------------------------------------| |-- Experience Points: 2403 ---------------------------------| |-- Moves: Cross Poison, Crunch, Confuse Ray, Swords Dance --| |-- Recommended Type: Ground --------------------------------| o------------------------------------------------------------o |-- 4th Pokemon: Weezing ------------------------------------| |-- Gender: Female ------------------------------------------| |-- Level: 56 -----------------------------------------------| |-- Type: Poison --------------------------------------------| |-- Ability: Levitate ---------------------------------------| |-- Experience Points: 2076 ---------------------------------| |-- Moves: Sludge Bomb, Explosion, Thunderbolt, Toxic -------| |-- Recommended Type: Psychic -------------------------------| o------------------------------------------------------------o |-- 5th Pokemon: Ariados ------------------------------------| |-- Gender: Female ------------------------------------------| |-- Level: 58 -----------------------------------------------| |-- Type: Bug/Poison ----------------------------------------| |-- Ability: Insomnia ---------------------------------------| |-- Experience Points: 1665 ---------------------------------| |-- Moves: Bounce, Night Shade, Toxic, Swagger --------------| |-- Recommended Type: Psychic, Fire, Rock, Flying -----------| o------------------------------------------------------------o |-- 6th Pokemon: Venomoth -----------------------------------| |-- Gender: Female ------------------------------------------| |-- Level: 59 -----------------------------------------------| |-- Type: Bug/Poison ----------------------------------------| |-- Ability: Tinted Lens ------------------------------------| |-- Item: Sitrus Berry --------------------------------------| |-- Experience Points: 1744 ---------------------------------| |-- Moves: Bug Buzz, Psychic, Sleep Powder, Double Team -----| |-- Recommended Type: Psychic, Fire, Rock, Flying -----------| o------------------------------------------------------------o o----------------------------o |-- My Pokemon --|-- Level --| o----------------------------o |-- Typhlosion --|----- 84 --| |-- Golem -------|----- 84 --| |-- Hypno -------|----- 83 --| |-- Crobat ------|----- 83 --| |-- Lapras ------|----- 83 --| |-- Ampharos ----|----- 84 --| o----------------------------o She's just as easy as before, only this time you can't waltz in with a Psychic Pokemon and expect to win instantly because of Drapion, who is part Dark as well. Still, whatever you used last time will work just as well this time. Crobat has a better moveset this time. You've seen Cross Poison and U-Turn a fair few times now. Heat Wave is a Fire-type move with 100 BP; not sure how Crobat manages to learn it, but he has it. Your Ice-types won't fare all that well here, so whip out a Psychic Pokemon like you should have in the first place. Weezing and Ariados are similar to what they were last time. Obliterate them the same way. Toxicroak was also used by Koga. Poison Jab and Cross Chop both get STAB, making them hard-hitting offensive moves. It has *rage* Attract as well, and Substitute to keep you from hurting it at the cost of a quarter of its HP. One well-aimed Psychic move will flatten it regardless. Venomoth now has a fairly weaker moveset, taking its Poison-type move out altogether and using Sleep Powder instead. Bug Buzz is better than Signal Beam, but still won't do much to you. You've likely never seen Drapion in this game before. Like Skuntank, its only weakness is Ground Pokemon. Swords Dance will beef up its already high Attack and make Cross Poison and Crunch very fatal moves. Have a Golem or Dugtrio ready and make him look silly for thinking he could win. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ o---------------------------------------------o |-- Celadon Gym Leader: Erika ----------------| o---------------------------------------------o |-- Specialty: Grass-type --------------------| |-- Prize: 6600y -----------------------------| |-- Difficulty: 3/10 -------------------------| |-- Level Average: 55 ------------------------| |-- Total Experience Gained: 13,707 ----------| |-- Rematch Times: 4:00am - 10:00am, Sunday --| o---------------------------------------------o o----------------------o |-- Erika's Pokemon: --| o----------------------o-----------------------------------------o |-- 1st Pokemon: Shiftry ----------------------------------------| |-- Gender: Female ----------------------------------------------| |-- Level: 54 ---------------------------------------------------| |-- Type: Grass/Dark --------------------------------------------| |-- Ability: Chlorophyll ----------------------------------------| |-- Experience Points: 2094 -------------------------------------| |-- Moves: Leaf Storm, Sucker Punch, Explosion, Sunny Day -------| |-- Recommended Type: Bug, Fire, Poison, Fighting, Flying, Ice --| o----------------------------------------------------------------o |-- 2nd Pokemon: Jumpluff ---------------------------------------| |-- Gender: Female ----------------------------------------------| |-- Level: 53 ---------------------------------------------------| |-- Type: Grass/Flying ------------------------------------------| |-- Ability: Chlorophyll ----------------------------------------| |-- Experience Points: 1998 -------------------------------------| |-- Moves: Giga Drain, U-Turn, Memento, Sleep Powder ------------| |-- Recommended Type: Ice, Fire, Flying, Poison -----------------| o----------------------------------------------------------------o |-- 3rd Pokemon: Roserade ---------------------------------------| |-- Gender: Female ----------------------------------------------| |-- Level: 55 ---------------------------------------------------| |-- Type: Grass/Poison ------------------------------------------| |-- Ability: Natural Cure ---------------------------------------| |-- Experience Points: 2403 -------------------------------------| |-- Moves: Energy Ball, Sludge Bomb, Weather Ball, Stun Spore ---| |-- Recommended Type: Fire, Ice, Flying, Psychic ----------------| o----------------------------------------------------------------o |-- 4th Pokemon: Victreebel -------------------------------------| |-- Gender: Female ----------------------------------------------| |-- Level: 56 ---------------------------------------------------| |-- Type: Grass/Poison ------------------------------------------| |-- Ability: Chlorophyll ----------------------------------------| |-- Item: Kelpsy Berry ------------------------------------------| |-- Experience Points: 2292 -------------------------------------| |-- Moves: Leaf Storm, Leaf Blade, Sludge Bomb, Natutal Gift ----| |-- Recommended Type: Fire, Ice, Flying, Psychic ----------------| o----------------------------------------------------------------o |-- 5th Pokemon: Bellossom --------------------------------------| |-- Gender: Female ----------------------------------------------| |-- Level: 56 ---------------------------------------------------| |-- Type: Grass -------------------------------------------------| |-- Ability: Chlorophyll ----------------------------------------| |-- Item: Sitrus Berry ------------------------------------------| |-- Experience Points: 2208 -------------------------------------| |-- Moves: Solarbeam, Giga Drain, Attract, Sunny Day ------------| |-- Recommended Type: Fire, Ice, Flying, Poison, Bug ------------| o----------------------------------------------------------------o |-- 6th Pokemon: Tangrowth --------------------------------------| |-- Gender: Female ----------------------------------------------| |-- Level: 60 ---------------------------------------------------| |-- Type: Grass -------------------------------------------------| |-- Ability: Chlorophyll ----------------------------------------| |-- Experience Points: 2712 -------------------------------------| |-- Moves: Power Whip, Rock Slide, Earthquake, Swords Dance -----| |-- Recommended Type: Fire, Ice, Flying, Poison, Bug ------------| o----------------------------------------------------------------o o----------------------------o |-- My Pokemon --|-- Level --| o----------------------------o |-- Typhlosion --|----- 84 --| |-- Golem -------|----- 84 --| |-- Hypno -------|----- 84 --| |-- Crobat ------|----- 84 --| |-- Lapras ------|----- 84 --| |-- Ampharos ----|----- 84 --| o----------------------------o She's gained two Pokemon and evolved another. Other than that, she isn't too hard to beat. Shiftry is an interesting Grass/Dark Pokemon from gen 3. Outside of defenses, it has some solid stats all around. For the life of me I cannot figure out why she and everyone else in this game think Sucker Punch is useful, but Shiftry has it. Remember that if you're launching an attack, Sucker Punch deals 120 BP thanks to STAB. Leaf Storm is a deadly move as well, but everything that is strong against Grass-types also resist Grass-type attacks, so you should be all right. Jumpluff and Bellossom are virtually the same as before; Bellossom hasn't even gained any levels. Take them out the same way. Roserade is a powerful Grass-type from the current generation, from DPPt. It has a wide movepool, even capable of learning Psychic-type moves. This one gets STAB on Energy Ball and Sludge Bomb, and has Weather Ball as a Fire-type move if it's sunny, Water-type if it's raining, and Ice-type if it's hailing. Otherwise, it's a Normal-type move. It goes down the same way Victreebel does. Speaking of Victreebel, it's changed its moveset a fair bit, though it hasn't gained a single level since last time; Erika really is a lazy trainer. It now has Leaf Blade and Sludge Bomb as well. Leaf Blade is the Grass-type Slash, so it may get critical hits. Natural Gift, which you've seen once before, takes the Berry and throws it at you like a monkey slinging poop, and its BP will depend on what Berry is being thrown. Her new staple Pokemon is the evolved Tangela, called Tangrowth. It has high offense stats, super high Defense, and crappy everything else. It also covers its weaknesses with Rock Slide and Earthquake. Don't feel too bad if you lose a Fire-type in this battle; this thing isn't a pushover. Keep chipping away at it until you make headway. Enjoy. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ o------------------------------------------------o |-- Cerulean Gym Leader: Misty ------------------| o------------------------------------------------o |-- Specialty: Water-type -----------------------| |-- Prize: 7200y --------------------------------| |-- Difficulty: 5/10 ----------------------------| |-- Level Average: 57 ---------------------------| |-- Total Experience Gained: 13,533 -------------| |-- Rematch Times: 4:00am - 10:00am, Wednesday --| o------------------------------------------------o o----------------------o |-- Misty's Pokemon: --| o----------------------o----------------------------------o |-- 1st Pokemon: Starmie ---------------------------------| |-- Gender: None -----------------------------------------| |-- Level: 60 --------------------------------------------| |-- Type: Water/Psychic ----------------------------------| |-- Ability: Natural Cure --------------------------------| |-- Item: Colpur Berry -----------------------------------| |-- Experience Points: 2661 ------------------------------| |-- Moves: Surf, Psychic, Ice Beam, Thunderbolt ----------| |-- Recommended Type: Electric, Grass, Dark, Ghost, Bug --| o---------------------------------------------------------o |-- 2nd Pokemon: Lanturn ---------------------------------| |-- Gender: Female ---------------------------------------| |-- Level: 54 --------------------------------------------| |-- Type: Water/Electric ---------------------------------| |-- Ability: Illuminate ----------------------------------| |-- Experience Points: 1804 ------------------------------| |-- Moves: Surf, Thunderbolt, Confuse Ray, Thunder Wave --| |-- Recommended Type: Grass, Ground ----------------------| o---------------------------------------------------------o |-- 3rd Pokemon: Floatzel --------------------------------| |-- Gender: Female ---------------------------------------| |-- Level: 54 --------------------------------------------| |-- Type: Water ------------------------------------------| |-- Ability: Swift Swim ----------------------------------| |-- Experience Points: 2059 ------------------------------| |-- Moves: Waterfall, Ice Fang, Agility, Baton Pass ------| |-- Recommended Type: Electric, Grass --------------------| o---------------------------------------------------------o |-- 4th Pokemon: Quagsire --------------------------------| |-- Gender: Female ---------------------------------------| |-- Level: 56 --------------------------------------------| |-- Type: Water/Ground -----------------------------------| |-- Ability: Water Absorb --------------------------------| |-- Experience Points: 1644 ------------------------------| |-- Moves: Water Pulse, Earthquake, Amnesia, Rain Dance --| |-- Recommended Type: Grass ------------------------------| o---------------------------------------------------------o |-- 5th Pokemon: Lapras ----------------------------------| |-- Gender: Female ---------------------------------------| |-- Level: 56 --------------------------------------------| |-- Type: Water/Ice --------------------------------------| |-- Ability: Shell Armor ---------------------------------| |-- Experience Points: 2628 ------------------------------| |-- Moves: Surf, Blizzard, Rain Dance, Perish Song -------| |-- Recommended Type: Electric, Grass, Fighting ----------| o---------------------------------------------------------o |-- 6th Pokemon: Milotic ---------------------------------| |-- Gender: Female ---------------------------------------| |-- Level: 60 --------------------------------------------| |-- Type: Water ------------------------------------------| |-- Ability: Marvel Scale --------------------------------| |-- Experience Points: 2737 ------------------------------| |-- Moves: Hydro Pump, Ice Beam, Rest, Sleep Talk --------| |-- Recommended Type: Electric, Grass --------------------| o---------------------------------------------------------o o----------------------------o |-- My Pokemon --|-- Level --| o----------------------------o |-- Typhlosion --|----- 85 --| |-- Golem -------|----- 84 --| |-- Hypno -------|----- 85 --| |-- Crobat ------|----- 85 --| |-- Lapras ------|----- 85 --| |-- Ampharos ----|----- 84 --| o----------------------------o This battle is largely the same as last time, with some minor changes, mainly in lineup. She's lost her Golduck and replaced it with three Pokemon, each one from a different generation. She also now has two staple Pokemon. Her main one, Starmie, has incredible coverage now. Surf and Psychic both get STAB, and Ice Beam and Thunderbolt are to complete her coverage. She's got nothing to deal with Electric-types, so stick with those. Chances are that whatever you're using will be slower, but you'll still land the dealing blow to finish it off. Quagsire and Lapras are pretty much the same as last time. Take them down the same way. Lanturn is a nod at Johto, gen 2. Its typing means it no longer has a weakness to Electric Pokemon, but it does have a Ground weakness now. You shouldn't be using one anyway because of Surf, so whip out your Meganium or Vileplume or whatever you've got. Floatzel is a gen 4 Pokemon, from DPPt. It was also the staple Pokemon of the Water Gym in those games. It is one of the faster Water-types and has high Attack, which it draws off with Waterfall and Ice Fang. It can also use a combo of Agility and Baton Pass to make whatever Pokemon switches in all that much faster, so take it down before it can do so. And finally there's Milotic, everyone's favorite Water Pokemon from RSE that is a pain in the freaking ass to obtain. It is well worth the catch, however, being one of the stronger Pokemon of its type. It has insane Special Defense, which is why I do not recommend Electric or Grass for this one, the latter especially because of Ice Beam. Instead, bring in a physical type such as Fighting. It has low Defense, and that's why I say use physical moves. You should, however, be noted that its ability, Marvel Scale, will increase by a large margin if it is burned, paralyzed, etc. Keep that in mind when you're exploiting its flaws. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ o----------------------------------------------o |-- Leader Rebattle 6: Brock ------------------| o----------------------------------------------o |-- Specialty: Rock-type ----------------------| |-- Prize: 6840y ------------------------------| |-- Difficulty: 2/10 --------------------------| |-- Level Average: 57 -------------------------| |-- Total Experience Gained: 12,741 -----------| |-- Rematch Times: 8:00pm - 4:00am, Saturday --| o----------------------------------------------o o--------------------------o |-- The Brock's Pokemon: --| o--------------------------o----------------------------------o |-- 1st Pokemon: Golem ---------------------------------------| |-- Gender: Male ---------------------------------------------| |-- Level: 55 ------------------------------------------------| |-- Type: Rock/Ground ----------------------------------------| |-- Ability: Sturdy ------------------------------------------| |-- Experience Points: 2085 ----------------------------------| |-- Moves: Rock Slide, Earthquake, Sandstorm, Rock Polish ----| |-- Recommended Type: Grass, Water ---------------------------| o-------------------------------------------------------------o |-- 2nd Pokemon: Relicanth -----------------------------------| |-- Gender: Male ---------------------------------------------| |-- Level: 54 ------------------------------------------------| |-- Type: Water/Rock -----------------------------------------| |-- Ability: Rock Head ---------------------------------------| |-- Experience Points: 2083 ----------------------------------| |-- Moves: Head Smash, Aqua Tail, Earthquake, Rest -----------| |-- Recommended Type: Grass ----------------------------------| o-------------------------------------------------------------o |-- 3rd Pokemon: Kabutops ------------------------------------| |-- Gender: Male ---------------------------------------------| |-- Level: 55 ------------------------------------------------| |-- Type: Water/Rock -----------------------------------------| |-- Ability: Battle Armor ------------------------------------| |-- Experience Points: 2344 ----------------------------------| |-- Moves: Rock Slide, Aqua Jet, Giga Drain, Endure ----------| |-- Recommended Type: Grass ----------------------------------| o-------------------------------------------------------------o |-- 4th Pokemon: Omastar -------------------------------------| |-- Gender: Male ---------------------------------------------| |-- Level: 56 ------------------------------------------------| |-- Type: Water/Rock -----------------------------------------| |-- Ability: Shell Armor -------------------------------------| |-- Experience Points: 2388 ----------------------------------| |-- Moves: Ancientpower, Brine, Protect, Sandstorm -----------| |-- Recommended Type: Grass ----------------------------------| o-------------------------------------------------------------o |-- 5th Pokemon: Onix ----------------------------------------| |-- Gender: Male ---------------------------------------------| |-- Level: 61 ------------------------------------------------| |-- Type: Rock/Ground ----------------------------------------| |-- Ability: Sturdy ------------------------------------------| |-- Item: Sitrus Berry ---------------------------------------| |-- Experience Points: 1411 ----------------------------------| |-- Moves: Rock Slide, Stealth Rock, Sandstorm, Rock Polish --| |-- Recommended Type: Grass, Water ---------------------------| o-------------------------------------------------------------o |-- 6th Pokemon: Rampardos -----------------------------------| |-- Gender: Male ---------------------------------------------| |-- Level: 57 ------------------------------------------------| |-- Type: Rock -----------------------------------------------| |-- Ability: Mold Breaker ------------------------------------| |-- Experience Points: 2430 ----------------------------------| |-- Moves: Stone Edge, Earthquake, Avalanche, Rock Polish ----| |-- Recommended Type: Grass, Water, Fighting -----------------| o-------------------------------------------------------------o o----------------------------o |-- My Pokemon --|-- Level --| o----------------------------o |-- Typhlosion --|----- 85 --| |-- Golem -------|----- 85 --| |-- Hypno -------|----- 86 --| |-- Crobat ------|----- 86 --| |-- Lapras ------|----- 85 --| |-- Ampharos ----|----- 86 --| o----------------------------o He ditched his useless Rhyhorn and brought in some actually good Rock Pokemon. Big deal. He still sucks. Only difference is that this time, one of his six Pokemon doesn't have a double weakness. Golem and Onix are the same as they were last time in the long run. Take them down with whatever you happen to lead with. Relicanth is the same as the two fossils of Kanto in that it has a major weakness to Grass Pokemon. It is fairly powerful with moves like Head Smash, the Rock-type Hyper Beam, and Aqua Tail, a regular Water attack, but still falls incredibly easily. As said above, Kabutops and Omastar can't take the Grass. Rampardos, if used correctly, ruins your plans to sweep the gym with one Grass Pokemon. Sure, it may have some low stats, but its base Attack stat is 165, the highest you've seen in the game. Every single one of its offensive attacks will hit you with massive damage; don't be surprised if, supposing Avalanche hits your Grass-type, it faints. That being said, its Special Defense isn't all that high, so take it out the way you would a regular Rock Pokemon. Just keep in mind that its Attack is beyond most Legendary Pokemon, including Regigigas, whose ability actually hinders its Attack for a while due to how strong it is. Just some food for thought. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ o----------------------------------------------o |-- Leader Rebattle 7: Blaine -----------------| o----------------------------------------------o |-- Specialty: Fire-type ----------------------| |-- Prize: 7440y ------------------------------| |-- Difficulty: 4/10 --------------------------| |-- Level Average: 58 -------------------------| |-- Total Experience Gained: 13,383 -----------| |-- Rematch Times: 10:00am - 8:00pm, Tuesday --| o----------------------------------------------o o-----------------------o |-- Blaine's Pokemon: --| o-----------------------o----------------------------------------o |-- 1st Pokemon: Torkoal ----------------------------------------| |-- Gender: Male ------------------------------------------------| |-- Level: 54 ---------------------------------------------------| |-- Type: Fire --------------------------------------------------| |-- Ability: White Smoke ----------------------------------------| |-- Experience Points: 1863 -------------------------------------| |-- Moves: Overheat, Body Slam, Yawn, Sunny Day -----------------| |-- Recommended Type: Water, Ground, Rock -----------------------| o----------------------------------------------------------------o |-- 2nd Pokemon: Houndoom ---------------------------------------| |-- Gender: Male ------------------------------------------------| |-- Level: 54 ---------------------------------------------------| |-- Type: Dark/Fire ---------------------------------------------| |-- Ability: Flash Fire -----------------------------------------| |-- Experience Points: 2359 -------------------------------------| |-- Moves: Flamethrower, Dark Pulse, Sucker Punch, Shadow Ball --| |-- Recommended Type: Water, Rock, Ground, Fighting -------------| o----------------------------------------------------------------o |-- 3rd Pokemon: Camerupt ---------------------------------------| |-- Gender: Male ------------------------------------------------| |-- Level: 57 ---------------------------------------------------| |-- Type: Fire/Ground -------------------------------------------| |-- Ability: Solid Rock -----------------------------------------| |-- Experience Points: 2137 -------------------------------------| |-- Moves: Eruption, Earthquake, Solarbeam, Sunny Day -----------| |-- Recommended Type: Water, Ground -----------------------------| o----------------------------------------------------------------o |-- 4th Pokemon: Magcargo ---------------------------------------| |-- Gender: Male ------------------------------------------------| |-- Level: 58 ---------------------------------------------------| |-- Type: Fire/Rock ---------------------------------------------| |-- Ability: Flame Body -----------------------------------------| |-- Experience Points: 1914 -------------------------------------| |-- Moves: Overheat, Stone Edge, Gyro Ball, Curse ---------------| |-- Recommended Type: Water, Ground, Rock, Fighting -------------| o----------------------------------------------------------------o |-- 5th Pokemon: Rapidash ---------------------------------------| |-- Gender: Male ------------------------------------------------| |-- Level: 60 ---------------------------------------------------| |-- Type: Fire --------------------------------------------------| |-- Ability: Flash Fire -----------------------------------------| |-- Experience Points: 2467 -------------------------------------| |-- Moves: Flare Blitz, Overheat, Megahorn, Quick Attack --------| |-- Recommended Type: Water, Ground, Rock -----------------------| o----------------------------------------------------------------o |-- 6th Pokemon: Magmortar --------------------------------------| |-- Gender: Male ------------------------------------------------| |-- Level: 62 ---------------------------------------------------| |-- Type: Fire --------------------------------------------------| |-- Ability: Flame Body -----------------------------------------| |-- Experience Points: 2643 -------------------------------------| |-- Moves: Flamethrower, Thunderbolt, Low Kick, Confuse Ray -----| |-- Recommended Type: Ground, Rock, Water -----------------------| o----------------------------------------------------------------o o----------------------------o |-- My Pokemon --|-- Level --| o----------------------------o |-- Typhlosion --|----- 86 --| |-- Golem -------|----- 86 --| |-- Hypno -------|----- 86 --| |-- Crobat ------|----- 86 --| |-- Lapras ------|----- 87 --| |-- Ampharos ----|----- 86 --| o----------------------------o Hasn't changed much. He now has six Fire Pokemon as opposed to three, but the ones he's brought in are more of the same, really. Torkoal should be familar to you if you've played RSE. It has insane defenses and meh everything else, especially Speed. Body Slam will get annoying if it paralyzes you, and Yawn will put you to sleep. A Water-type is preferable to get around his high Defense. Camerupt and Magcargo are similar in the sense that if you're not using a Water Pokemon against them, you're an idiot. For some reason, Camerupt has Solarbeam. This doesn't change anything for you; he's too slow to pull it off on a good Water Pokemon anyway. Magcargo hasn't changed, so Surf him down as well. Houndoom's moveset mirrors the one on Karen's team in some ways, but also has Shadow Ball. It has very low defenses and makes up for them offensively, but Surf will still drown the poor puppy anyway. Rapidash is more of the same. Same strategy as before applies. Watch out for Megahorn, a powerful Bug-type move. Magmortar, the evolved Magmar, is ferocious and is one of the only Fire-type Pokemon who can actually learn Thunderbolt to take care of Water Pokemon. It also has Low Kick for Rock-types, which leaves you with Ground-types. Confuse Ray will serve to annoy, but you're so used to it by now that if it's still a major problem, it's time to turn off the DS and move on. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ o--------------------------------------------o |-- Leader Rebattle 8: Blue -----------------| o--------------------------------------------o |-- Specialty: Diversity --------------------| |-- Prize: 11,520y --------------------------| |-- Difficulty: 9/10 ------------------------| |-- Level Average: 69 -----------------------| |-- Total Experience Gained: 18,177 ---------| |-- Rematch Times: 8:00pm - 4:00am, Sunday --| o--------------------------------------------o o---------------------o |-- Blue's Pokemon: --| o---------------------o----------------------------------------o |-- 1st Pokemon: Exeggutor ------------------------------------| |-- Gender: Male ----------------------------------------------| |-- Level: 67 -------------------------------------------------| |-- Type: Grass/Psychic ---------------------------------------| |-- Ability: Chlorophyll --------------------------------------| |-- Experience Points: 3043 -----------------------------------| |-- Moves: Leaf Storm, Psychic, Explosion, Trick Room ---------| |-- Recommended Type: Bug, Fire, Dark, Ghost, Flying, Poison --| o--------------------------------------------------------------o |-- 2nd Pokemon: Arcanine -------------------------------------| |-- Gender: Male ----------------------------------------------| |-- Level: 68 -------------------------------------------------| |-- Type: Fire ------------------------------------------------| |-- Ability: Flash Fire ---------------------------------------| |-- Experience Points: 3103 -----------------------------------| |-- Moves: Flare Blitz, Thunder Fang, Crunch, Extremespeed ----| |-- Recommended Type: Ground, Rock, Water ---------------------| o--------------------------------------------------------------o |-- 3rd Pokemon: Machamp --------------------------------------| |-- Gender: Male ----------------------------------------------| |-- Level: 69 -------------------------------------------------| |-- Type: Fighting --------------------------------------------| |-- Ability: No Guard -----------------------------------------| |-- Item: Iron Ball -------------------------------------------| |-- Experience Points: 2853 -----------------------------------| |-- Moves: Dynamicpunch, Stone Edge, Fling, Attract -----------| |-- Recommended Type: Psychic, Flying -------------------------| o--------------------------------------------------------------o |-- 4th Pokemon: Rhyperior ------------------------------------| |-- Gender: Male ----------------------------------------------| |-- Level: 70 -------------------------------------------------| |-- Type: Rock/Ground -----------------------------------------| |-- Ability: Solid Rock ---------------------------------------| |-- Experience Points: 3255 -----------------------------------| |-- Moves: Stone Edge, Earthquake, Megahorn, Thunder Fang -----| |-- Recommended Type: Water, Grass ----------------------------| o--------------------------------------------------------------o |-- 5th Pokemon: Tyranitar ------------------------------------| |-- Gender: Male ----------------------------------------------| |-- Level: 70 -------------------------------------------------| |-- Type: Rock/Dark -------------------------------------------| |-- Ability: Sand Stream --------------------------------------| |-- Experience Points: 3270 -----------------------------------| |-- Moves: Rock Slide, Earthquake, Fire Fang, Low Kick --------| |-- Recommended Type: Fighting, Water, Grass ------------------| o--------------------------------------------------------------o |-- 6th Pokemon: Pidgeot --------------------------------------| |-- Gender: Male ----------------------------------------------| |-- Level: 72 -------------------------------------------------| |-- Type: Normal/Flying ---------------------------------------| |-- Ability: Tangled Feet -------------------------------------| |-- Item: Sitrus Berry ----------------------------------------| |-- Experience Points: 2653 -----------------------------------| |-- Moves: Return, Air Slash, Steel Wing, Double Team ---------| |-- Recommended Type: Electric, Rock, Ice ---------------------| o--------------------------------------------------------------o o----------------------------o |-- My Pokemon --|-- Level --| o----------------------------o |-- Typhlosion --|----- 90 --| |-- Golem -------|----- 90 --| |-- Hypno -------|----- 90 --| |-- Crobat ------|----- 90 --| |-- Lapras ------|----- 90 --| |-- Ampharos ----|----- 90 --| o----------------------------o There's no two ways about it. This battle is tough. And so it should be: he's only the third trainer, after Red and Lance, to finally break the 70 mark in level. He no longer has a Gyarados in his lineup, having switched it for the ever-crushing Tyranitar. Exeggutor once again leads the battle. It still knows Trick Room, that random move that switches around the order of battle, making the slowest attack first and vice-versa. It falls to Bug Pokemon, and Fire if you feel like it. Machamp is actually weaker than before, having given up two strong moves for two random and annoying ones. Fling is like Natural Gift, only it throws any item being held by Machamp, and the power will depend on what item it is. I have no goddamn idea why Blue felt it necessary to give Machamp of all Pokemon the move Attract. Take it down with a Psychic. Arcanine is mostly the same as last time. Thunder Fang is for the Water-types obviously, and Crunch is for coverage. Take it down the same way you did last time. Rhyperior, the full evolved Rhydon, is a wrecking machine that still can't seem to get over its glaring weaknesses to Water and Grass. It has Thunder Fang and Megahorn respectively for them, but it won't stay in play long enough to do anything to you anyway. Tyranitar is a Johto exclusive, and is similar to Rhyperior in battle power. It doesn't have any massive weaknesses save for one: Fighting-types. It has decent attacks to cover itself, but at this point, you should be ready for absolutely anything. Pidgeot is the finale. Return makes its, um, return to this battle, and Steel Wing is there for Rock-types you might be using. Don't worry; it's not that strong anyway. As always, try not to destroy your DS when it uses Double Team. After defeating his birdie, you'll have defeated the gym leaders and elites of Johto and Kanto, twice each, once and for all! Pat yourself on the back; it was a long run. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ ======================== | 9: RIVAL GUIDE | rvg | ======================== Now we backtrack to the beginning, when you first started the game, only this time we're focusing on the rival only. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ o-------------------------o |-- Rival Battle 1: ??? --| o-------------------------o |-- Prize: 500y ----------| |-- Difficulty: 1-2/10 ---| |-- Level Average: 5 -----| o-------------------------o o--------------------o |-- ???'s Pokemon: --| o--------------------o--------o |-- IF YOU CHOSE TOTODILE ----| o-----------------------------o |-- Only Pokemon: Chikorita --| |-- Gender: Male -------------| |-- Level: 5 -----------------| |-- Type: Grass --------------| |-- Ability: Overgrow --------| |-- Experience Points: 67 ----| o-----------------------------o |-- IF YOU CHOSE CHIKORITA ---| o-----------------------------o |-- Only Pokemon: Cyndaquil --| |-- Gender: Male -------------| |-- Level: 5 -----------------| |-- Type: Fire ---------------| |-- Ability: Blaze -----------| |-- Experience Points: 69 ----| o-----------------------------o |-- IF YOU CHOSE CYNDAQUIL ---| o-----------------------------o |-- Only Pokemon: Totodile ---| |-- Gender: Male -------------| |-- Level: 5 -----------------| |-- Type: Water --------------| |-- Ability: Torrent ---------| |-- Experience Points: 70 ----| o-----------------------------o o----------------------------o |-- My Pokemon --|-- Level --| o----------------------------o |-- Cyndaquil ---|------ 8 --| o----------------------------o He doesn't have a name yet, but since his name technically is Silver, that's how I will be referring to him from here on out. He just stole the Pokemon, so he hasn't leveled it up at all, meaning it is only ever going to be at level 5 for this battle. It will also always be whatever is strong against yours type-wise. You should have leveled up between cities, so this battle won't take any effort at all. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ o----------------------------o |-- Rival Battle 2: Silver --| o----------------------------o |-- Prize: 1152y ------------| |-- Difficulty: 3/10 --------| |-- Level Average: 16 -------| o----------------------------o o-----------------------o |-- Silver's Pokemon: --| o-----------------------o-------------------------o |-- 1st Pokemon: Gastly --------------------------| |-- Gender: Male ---------------------------------| |-- Level: 14 ------------------------------------| |-- Type: Ghost/Poison ---------------------------| |-- Ability: Levitate ----------------------------| |-- Experience Points: 285 -----------------------| |-- Recommended Type: Ghost ----------------------| o-------------------------------------------------o |-- 2nd Pokemon: Zubat ---------------------------| |-- Gender: Male ---------------------------------| |-- Level: 16 ------------------------------------| |-- Type: Poison/Flying --------------------------| |-- Ability: Inner Focus -------------------------| |-- Experience Points: 184 -----------------------| |-- Recommended Type: Rock, Electric -------------| o-------------------------------------------------o |-- IF YOU CHOSE TOTODILE ------------------------| o-------------------------------------------------o |-- 3rd Pokemon: Bayleef -------------------------| |-- Gender: Male ---------------------------------| |-- Level: 18 ------------------------------------| |-- Type: Grass ----------------------------------| |-- Ability: Overgrow ----------------------------| |-- Experience Points: 542 -----------------------| |-- Recommended Type: Flying, Poison, Fire, Bug --| o-------------------------------------------------o |-- IF YOU CHOSE CHIKORITA -----------------------| o-------------------------------------------------o |-- 3rd Pokemon: Quilava -------------------------| |-- Gender: Male ---------------------------------| |-- Level: 18 ------------------------------------| |-- Type: Fire -----------------------------------| |-- Ability: Blaze -------------------------------| |-- Experience Points: 547 -----------------------| |-- Recommended Type: Water, Rock, Ground --------| o-------------------------------------------------o |-- IF YOU CHOSE CYNDAQUIL -----------------------| o-------------------------------------------------o |-- 3rd Pokemon: Croconaw ------------------------| |-- Gender: Male ---------------------------------| |-- Level: 18 ------------------------------------| |-- Type: Water ----------------------------------| |-- Ability: Torrent -----------------------------| |-- Experience Points: 550 -----------------------| |-- Recommended Type: Electric, Grass ------------| o-------------------------------------------------o o----------------------------o |-- My Pokemon --|-- Level --| o----------------------------o |-- Quilava -----|----- 20 --| |-- Geodude -----|----- 20 --| |-- Flaaffy -----|----- 19 --| o----------------------------o A little harder than last time, but nothing too tough if you managed to beat Bugsy's team (or Scyther, really). His starter has now evolved and is stronger than before, but you have every type available to beat them in the routes before this town. Electric for Croconaw, Rock for Quilava, and Flying for Bayleef. Zubat also goes down to Rock, and Gastly faints to more or less anything because of its pitiful defense. Normally I would recommend Psychic-type Pokemon for Gastly and Zubat as well, but at this point in the game, I don't believe there are any to recommend to you unless you've traded. I won't be taking traded types into account, so if you do have a Kadabra or Drowzee at this point through trading, kudos to you. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ o------------------------------o |-- Rival Battle 3: Silver ----| o------------------------------o |-- Prize: 1408y --------------| |-- Difficulty: 3-4/10 --------| |-- Level Average: 20 ---------| o------------------------------o o-----------------------o |-- Silver's Pokemon: --| o-----------------------o-------------------------o |-- 1st Pokemon: Gastly --------------------------| |-- Gender: Male ---------------------------------| |-- Level: 20 ------------------------------------| |-- Type: Ghost/Poison ---------------------------| |-- Ability: Levitate ----------------------------| |-- Experience Points: 406 -----------------------| |-- Recommended Type: Ghost, Psychic -------------| o-------------------------------------------------o |-- 2nd Pokemon: Magnemite -----------------------| |-- Gender: None ---------------------------------| |-- Level: 18 ------------------------------------| |-- Type: Electric/Steel -------------------------| |-- Ability: Magnet Pull -------------------------| |-- Experience Points: 342 -----------------------| |-- Recommended Type: Ground, Fire, Fighting -----| o-------------------------------------------------o |-- 3rd Pokemon: Zubat ---------------------------| |-- Gender: Male ---------------------------------| |-- Level: 20 ------------------------------------| |-- Type: Poison/Flying --------------------------| |-- Ability: Inner Focus -------------------------| |-- Experience Points: 231 -----------------------| |-- Recommended Type: Rock, Electric, Psychic ----| o-------------------------------------------------o |-- IF YOU CHOSE TOTODILE ------------------------| o-------------------------------------------------o |-- 4th Pokemon: Bayleef -------------------------| |-- Gender: Male ---------------------------------| |-- Level: 22 ------------------------------------| |-- Type: Grass ----------------------------------| |-- Ability: Overgrow ----------------------------| |-- Experience Points: 664 -----------------------| |-- Recommended Type: Flying, Poison, Fire, Bug --| o-------------------------------------------------o |-- IF YOU CHOSE CHIKORITA -----------------------| o-------------------------------------------------o |-- 4th Pokemon: Quilava -------------------------| |-- Gender: Male ---------------------------------| |-- Level: 22 ------------------------------------| |-- Type: Fire -----------------------------------| |-- Ability: Blaze -------------------------------| |-- Experience Points: 668 -----------------------| |-- Recommended Type: Water, Rock, Ground --------| o-------------------------------------------------o |-- IF YOU CHOSE CYNDAQUIL -----------------------| o-------------------------------------------------o |-- 4th Pokemon: Croconaw ------------------------| |-- Gender: Male ---------------------------------| |-- Level: 22 ------------------------------------| |-- Type: Water ----------------------------------| |-- Ability: Torrent -----------------------------| |-- Experience Points: 673 -----------------------| |-- Recommended Type: Electric, Grass ------------| o-------------------------------------------------o o----------------------------o |-- My Pokemon --|-- Level --| o----------------------------o |-- Quilava -----|----- 25 --| |-- Golem -------|----- 26 --| |-- Drowzee -----|----- 25 --| |-- Flaaffy -----|----- 26 --| o----------------------------o Largely the same battle as last time, with a few increased levels and a new addition to the team in Magnemite. The same strategies apply as they did in the last battle; Magnemite has a major weakness to Ground-types, so bring out something like Geodude or his evolution (I had Golem) to contend with it. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ o------------------------------o |-- Rival Battle 4: Silver ----| o------------------------------o |-- Prize: 2176y --------------| |-- Difficulty: 3-4/10 --------| |-- Level Average: 33 ---------| o------------------------------o o-----------------------o |-- Silver's Pokemon: --| o-----------------------o-------------------------o |-- 1st Pokemon: Golbat --------------------------| |-- Gender: Male ---------------------------------| |-- Level: 32 ------------------------------------| |-- Type: Poison/Flying --------------------------| |-- Ability: Inner Focus -------------------------| |-- Experience Points: 1098 ----------------------| |-- Recommended Type: Rock, Electric, Psychic ----| o-------------------------------------------------o |-- 2nd Pokemon: Magnemite -----------------------| |-- Gender: None ---------------------------------| |-- Level: 30 ------------------------------------| |-- Type: Electric/Steel -------------------------| |-- Ability: Magnet Pull -------------------------| |-- Experience Points: 571 -----------------------| |-- Recommended Type: Ground, Fire, Fighting -----| o-------------------------------------------------o |-- 3rd Pokemon: Haunter -------------------------| |-- Gender: Male ---------------------------------| |-- Level: 32 ------------------------------------| |-- Type: Ghost/Poison ---------------------------| |-- Ability: Levitate ----------------------------| |-- Experience Points: 864 -----------------------| |-- Recommended Type: Ghost, Psychic -------------| o-------------------------------------------------o |-- 4th Pokemon: Sneasel -------------------------| |-- Gender: Male ---------------------------------| |-- Level: 34 ------------------------------------| |-- Type: Ice/Dark -------------------------------| |-- Ability: Inner Focus -------------------------| |-- Experience Points: 961 -----------------------| |-- Recommended Type: Fighting, Fire, Steel ------| o-------------------------------------------------o |-- IF YOU CHOSE TOTODILE ------------------------| o-------------------------------------------------o |-- 5th Pokemon: Meganium ------------------------| |-- Gender: Male ---------------------------------| |-- Level: 34 ------------------------------------| |-- Type: Grass ----------------------------------| |-- Ability: Overgrow ----------------------------| |-- Experience Points: 1514 ----------------------| |-- Recommended Type: Flying, Poison, Fire, Bug --| o-------------------------------------------------o |-- IF YOU CHOSE CHIKORITA -----------------------| o-------------------------------------------------o |-- 5th Pokemon: Quilava -------------------------| |-- Gender: Male ---------------------------------| |-- Level: 34 ------------------------------------| |-- Type: Fire -----------------------------------| |-- Ability: Blaze -------------------------------| |-- Experience Points: 1033 ----------------------| |-- Recommended Type: Water, Rock, Ground --------| o-------------------------------------------------o |-- IF YOU CHOSE CYNDAQUIL -----------------------| o-------------------------------------------------o |-- 5th Pokemon: Feraligatr ----------------------| |-- Gender: Male ---------------------------------| |-- Level: 34 ------------------------------------| |-- Type: Water ----------------------------------| |-- Ability: Torrent -----------------------------| |-- Experience Points: 1530 ----------------------| |-- Recommended Type: Electric, Grass ------------| o-------------------------------------------------o o----------------------------o |-- My Pokemon --|-- Level --| o----------------------------o |-- Typhlosion --|----- 40 --| |-- Golem -------|----- 39 --| |-- Hypno -------|----- 40 --| |-- Golbat ------|----- 39 --| |-- Lapras ------|----- 39 --| |-- Ampharos ----|----- 39 --| o----------------------------o Silver is finally getting his act together in this battle, and putting up quite the team. All of his Pokemon are evolved except Magnemite and Sneasel, which I don't believe evolves at all on his team. Golbat and Haunter are both Poison-types in some form. This means use Psychic Pokemon against them, but be careful of Haunter's Shadow Ball, which is deadly on Haunter. Magnemite still falls to Ground-types, and is unevolved for some strange reason. Sneasel, an Ice/Dark Pokemon, has a major weakness to the physical Fighting folks. Exploit this, or burn it with Fire. If you chose Chikorita, he will still have Quilava; anyone else and his staple Pokemon will be fully evolved. Feraligatr is strong offensively, so be careful what you use against it. Electric and Grass yield the best results. Meganium has many weaknesses, but the easiest to exploit is Flying; if you have another that works, all the better. Quilava is easily dispatched with virtually any move you make. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ o------------------------------o |-- Rival Battle 5: Silver ----| o------------------------------o |-- Prize: 2560y --------------| |-- Difficulty: 4/10 ----------| |-- Level Average: 37 ---------| o------------------------------o o-----------------------o |-- Silver's Pokemon: --| o-----------------------o-------------------------o |-- 1st Pokemon: Sneasel -------------------------| |-- Gender: Male ---------------------------------| |-- Level: 36 ------------------------------------| |-- Type: Ice/Dark -------------------------------| |-- Ability: Inner Focus -------------------------| |-- Experience Points: 1017 ----------------------| |-- Recommended Type: Fighting, Fire, Steel ------| o-------------------------------------------------o |-- 2nd Pokemon: Golbat --------------------------| |-- Gender: Male ---------------------------------| |-- Level: 38 ------------------------------------| |-- Type: Poison/Flying --------------------------| |-- Ability: Inner Focus -------------------------| |-- Experience Points: 1392 ----------------------| |-- Recommended Type: Rock, Electric, Psychic ----| o-------------------------------------------------o |-- 3rd Pokemon: Magneton ------------------------| |-- Gender: None ---------------------------------| |-- Level: 37 ------------------------------------| |-- Type: Electric/Steel -------------------------| |-- Ability: Magnet Pull -------------------------| |-- Experience Points: 1276 ----------------------| |-- Recommended Type: Ground, Fire, Fighting -----| o-------------------------------------------------o |-- 4th Pokemon: Haunter -------------------------| |-- Gender: Male ---------------------------------| |-- Level: 37 ------------------------------------| |-- Type: Ghost/Poison ---------------------------| |-- Ability: Levitate ----------------------------| |-- Experience Points: 999 -----------------------| |-- Recommended Type: Ghost, Psychic -------------| o-------------------------------------------------o |-- 5th Pokemon: Kadabra -------------------------| |-- Gender: Male ---------------------------------| |-- Level: 37 ------------------------------------| |-- Type: Psychic --------------------------------| |-- Ability: Inner Focus -------------------------| |-- Experience Points: 1149 ----------------------| |-- Recommended Type: Bug, Ghost -----------------| o-------------------------------------------------o |-- IF YOU CHOSE TOTODILE ------------------------| o-------------------------------------------------o |-- 6th Pokemon: Meganium ------------------------| |-- Gender: Male ---------------------------------| |-- Level: 40 ------------------------------------| |-- Type: Grass ----------------------------------| |-- Ability: Overgrow ----------------------------| |-- Experience Points: 1782 ----------------------| |-- Recommended Type: Flying, Poison, Fire, Bug --| o-------------------------------------------------o |-- IF YOU CHOSE CHIKORITA -----------------------| o-------------------------------------------------o |-- 6th Pokemon: Typhlosion ----------------------| |-- Gender: Male ---------------------------------| |-- Level: 40 ------------------------------------| |-- Type: Fire -----------------------------------| |-- Ability: Blaze -------------------------------| |-- Experience Points: 1791 ----------------------| |-- Recommended Type: Water, Rock, Ground --------| o-------------------------------------------------o |-- IF YOU CHOSE CYNDAQUIL -----------------------| o-------------------------------------------------o |-- 6th Pokemon: Feraligatr ----------------------| |-- Gender: Male ---------------------------------| |-- Level: 40 ------------------------------------| |-- Type: Water ----------------------------------| |-- Ability: Torrent -----------------------------| |-- Experience Points: 1800 ----------------------| |-- Recommended Type: Electric, Grass ------------| o-------------------------------------------------o o----------------------------o |-- My Pokemon --|-- Level --| o----------------------------o |-- Typhlosion --|----- 49 --| |-- Golem -------|----- 49 --| |-- Hypno -------|----- 49 --| |-- Golbat ------|----- 49 --| |-- Lapras ------|----- 49 --| |-- Ampharos ----|----- 49 --| o----------------------------o First thing's first: if you have trouble with this battle, let it be a fair warning to you; the Elite Four is much, much stronger than your rival is at the moment. He picked up a Kadabra somewhere along the line and evolved his Magnemite into a Magneton, but other than that hasn't changed much. Also, if you're using Chikorita and its evolutions, this is the first time you'll have seen his fully evolved Typhlosion. Kadabra and Haunter are the main threats. Take them out, and the battle is easy. Of course, Feraligatr is a little harder to take down as well because of its high offense, but if you could take down Clair's Kingdra, this should be nothing at all. This is only a warm-up for the Elite Four, after all. You should also be sporting some very high levels at this point (maybe not quite the team of 49s I currently have, but certainly mid-40s or so), so this should only be a light warm-up for you by now. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ o------------------------------o |-- Rival Battle 6: Silver ----| o------------------------------o |-- Prize: 3200y --------------| |-- Difficulty: 4-5/10 --------| |-- Level Average: 47 ---------| o------------------------------o o-----------------------o |-- Silver's Pokemon: --| o-----------------------o-------------------------o |-- 1st Pokemon: Sneasel -------------------------| |-- Gender: Male ---------------------------------| |-- Level: 46 ------------------------------------| |-- Type: Ice/Dark -------------------------------| |-- Ability: Inner Focus -------------------------| |-- Experience Points: 1300 ----------------------| |-- Recommended Type: Fighting, Fire, Steel ------| o-------------------------------------------------o |-- 2nd Pokemon: Golbat --------------------------| |-- Gender: Male ---------------------------------| |-- Level: 47 ------------------------------------| |-- Type: Poison/Flying --------------------------| |-- Ability: Inner Focus -------------------------| |-- Experience Points: 1722 ----------------------| |-- Recommended Type: Rock, Electric, Psychic ----| o-------------------------------------------------o |-- 3rd Pokemon: Magneton ------------------------| |-- Gender: None ---------------------------------| |-- Level: 46 ------------------------------------| |-- Type: Electric/Steel -------------------------| |-- Ability: Magnet Pull -------------------------| |-- Experience Points: 1587 ----------------------| |-- Recommended Type: Ground, Fire, Fighting -----| o-------------------------------------------------o |-- 4th Pokemon: Gengar --------------------------| |-- Gender: Male ---------------------------------| |-- Level: 48 ------------------------------------| |-- Type: Ghost/Poison ---------------------------| |-- Ability: Levitate ----------------------------| |-- Experience Points: 1953 ----------------------| |-- Recommended Type: Ghost, Psychic, Dark -------| o-------------------------------------------------o |-- 5th Pokemon: Alakazam ------------------------| |-- Gender: Male ---------------------------------| |-- Level: 48 ------------------------------------| |-- Type: Psychic --------------------------------| |-- Ability: Inner Focus -------------------------| |-- Experience Points: 1912 ----------------------| |-- Recommended Type: Dark, Ghost, Bug -----------| o-------------------------------------------------o |-- IF YOU CHOSE TOTODILE ------------------------| o-------------------------------------------------o |-- 6th Pokemon: Meganium ------------------------| |-- Gender: Male ---------------------------------| |-- Level: 50 ------------------------------------| |-- Type: Grass ----------------------------------| |-- Ability: Overgrow ----------------------------| |-- Experience Points: 2227 ----------------------| |-- Recommended Type: Flying, Poison, Fire, Bug --| o-------------------------------------------------o |-- IF YOU CHOSE CHIKORITA -----------------------| o-------------------------------------------------o |-- 6th Pokemon: Typhlosion ----------------------| |-- Gender: Male ---------------------------------| |-- Level: 50 ------------------------------------| |-- Type: Fire -----------------------------------| |-- Ability: Blaze -------------------------------| |-- Experience Points: 2238 ----------------------| |-- Recommended Type: Water, Rock, Ground --------| o-------------------------------------------------o |-- IF YOU CHOSE CYNDAQUIL -----------------------| o-------------------------------------------------o |-- 6th Pokemon: Feraligatr ----------------------| |-- Gender: Male ---------------------------------| |-- Level: 50 ------------------------------------| |-- Type: Water ----------------------------------| |-- Ability: Torrent -----------------------------| |-- Experience Points: 2250 ----------------------| |-- Recommended Type: Electric, Grass ------------| o-------------------------------------------------o o----------------------------o |-- My Pokemon --|-- Level --| o----------------------------o |-- Typhlosion --|----- 61 --| |-- Golem -------|----- 60 --| |-- Hypno -------|----- 60 --| |-- Golbat ------|----- 60 --| |-- Lapras ------|----- 60 --| |-- Ampharos ----|----- 60 --| o----------------------------o Not much to tell you this time. His team is almost complete now, though with some obvious unfinished parts. He now has Gengar and Alakazam, both of which are incredibly powerful in their own rights. Every Pokemon on his team has gained about ten levels on average, but otherwise this is the same battle you had in Victory Road, so all the strategies from there still apply. I'm glad that his levels are better than they were in Gold/Silver, though. They more or less mirror Lance's in this battle. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ o------------------------------o |-- Rival Battle 7: Silver ----| o------------------------------o |-- Prize: 3840y --------------| |-- Difficulty: 6/10 ----------| |-- Level Average: 57 ---------| o------------------------------o o-----------------------o |-- Silver's Pokemon: --| o-----------------------o-------------------------o |-- 1st Pokemon: Sneasel -------------------------| |-- Gender: Male ---------------------------------| |-- Level: 55 ------------------------------------| |-- Type: Ice/Dark -------------------------------| |-- Ability: Inner Focus -------------------------| |-- Experience Points: 1555 ----------------------| |-- Recommended Type: Fighting, Fire, Steel ------| o-------------------------------------------------o |-- 2nd Pokemon: Crobat --------------------------| |-- Gender: Male ---------------------------------| |-- Level: 58 ------------------------------------| |-- Type: Poison/Flying --------------------------| |-- Ability: Inner Focus -------------------------| |-- Experience Points: 2535 ----------------------| |-- Recommended Type: Rock, Electric, Psychic ----| o-------------------------------------------------o |-- 3rd Pokemon: Magneton ------------------------| |-- Gender: None ---------------------------------| |-- Level: 55 ------------------------------------| |-- Type: Electric/Steel -------------------------| |-- Ability: Magnet Pull -------------------------| |-- Experience Points: 1897 ----------------------| |-- Recommended Type: Ground, Fire, Fighting -----| o-------------------------------------------------o |-- 4th Pokemon: Gengar --------------------------| |-- Gender: Male ---------------------------------| |-- Level: 56 ------------------------------------| |-- Type: Ghost/Poison ---------------------------| |-- Ability: Levitate ----------------------------| |-- Experience Points: 2280 ----------------------| |-- Recommended Type: Ghost, Psychic, Dark -------| o-------------------------------------------------o |-- 5th Pokemon: Alakazam ------------------------| |-- Gender: Male ---------------------------------| |-- Level: 56 ------------------------------------| |-- Type: Psychic --------------------------------| |-- Ability: Inner Focus -------------------------| |-- Experience Points: 2232 ----------------------| |-- Recommended Type: Dark, Ghost, Bug -----------| o-------------------------------------------------o |-- IF YOU CHOSE TOTODILE ------------------------| o-------------------------------------------------o |-- 6th Pokemon: Meganium ------------------------| |-- Gender: Male ---------------------------------| |-- Level: 60 ------------------------------------| |-- Type: Grass ----------------------------------| |-- Ability: Overgrow ----------------------------| |-- Experience Points: 2673 ----------------------| |-- Recommended Type: Flying, Poison, Fire, Bug --| o-------------------------------------------------o |-- IF YOU CHOSE CHIKORITA -----------------------| o-------------------------------------------------o |-- 6th Pokemon: Typhlosion ----------------------| |-- Gender: Male ---------------------------------| |-- Level: 60 ------------------------------------| |-- Type: Fire -----------------------------------| |-- Ability: Blaze -------------------------------| |-- Experience Points: 2686 ----------------------| |-- Recommended Type: Water, Rock, Ground --------| o-------------------------------------------------o |-- IF YOU CHOSE CYNDAQUIL -----------------------| o-------------------------------------------------o |-- 6th Pokemon: Feraligatr ----------------------| |-- Gender: Male ---------------------------------| |-- Level: 60 ------------------------------------| |-- Type: Water ----------------------------------| |-- Ability: Torrent -----------------------------| |-- Experience Points: 2700 ----------------------| |-- Recommended Type: Electric, Grass ------------| o-------------------------------------------------o o----------------------------o |-- My Pokemon --|-- Level --| o----------------------------o |-- Typhlosion --|----- 80 --| |-- Golem -------|----- 80 --| |-- Hypno -------|----- 80 --| |-- Golbat ------|----- 80 --| |-- Lapras ------|----- 80 --| |-- Ampharos ----|----- 80 --| o----------------------------o You've seen these levels listed before, in the part of the Elite Four Round 2 section somewhere above. That was the first time I faced Silver again since Mt. Moon. Lucky for me, it was a Wednesday. His Sneasel and Magneton remain unevolved. Whether this is because they don't want to take his Pokemon beyond gen 2 or because Magnezone and Weavile are already being used by other bosses, I have no idea. Likely the former, since Magnezone is used by at least two gym leaders. Anyway, this battle remains largely the same as the previous couple, only his Golbat has now evolved into Crobat, making it faster, stronger and all around better. His levels on this team are exactly ten levels higher than they were on his final lineup in Gold/Silver. Fortunately, you've seen high levels on a six-Pokemon team before courtesy of Blue, whether it was in this or another game. Pretty much all the best moves for their types are on his Pokemon, so have some good movesets of your own ready. You should have levels in the 60s to high 70s anyway by this point. This is your last battle with Silver. Good news is, you can do this exact battle every Monday and Wednesday if you want. He'll be in the Dragon's Den in Blackthorn on Tuesday and Thursday. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ ================================== | 9b: RIVAL GUIDE - EXTRA | rvge | ================================== *Note: This takes place before your rebattle with Clair, which is listed way above in this guide. After beating your rival in Mt. Moon, you can meet him in Dragon's Den, where he is training his starter Pokemon. While there, Lance and Clair will both appear before you and challenge the two of you to a Double Battle. Considering Lance thrashed your rival earlier in the game, he's probably itching to get his revenge in his new, nice way, and who are you to deny Silver that? Let's work together to put Lance and Clair in their places! o-----------------------------------------o |-- Double Boss Battle: Lance and Clair --| o-----------------------------------------o |-- Prize: 22,200y -----------------------| |-- Difficulty: 5-8/10 -------------------| o-----------------------------------------o o---------------------o |-- Murk's Pokemon: --| o---------------------o-------o |-- 1st Pokemon: Ampharos ----| |-- Gender: Male -------------| |-- Level: 78 ----------------| |-- Type: Electric -----------| |-- Ability: Static ----------| o-----------------------------o |-- 2nd Pokemon: Lapras ------| |-- Gender: Male -------------| |-- Level: 79 ----------------| |-- Type: Water/Ice ----------| |-- Ability: Shell Armor -----| o-----------------------------o |-- 3rd Pokemon: Typhlosion --| |-- Gender: Male -------------| |-- Level: 80 ----------------| |-- Type: Fire ---------------| |-- Ability: Blaze -----------| o-----------------------------o o-----------------------o |-- Silver's Pokemon: --| o-----------------------o-----o |-- 1st Pokemon: Feraligatr --| |-- Gender: Male -------------| |-- Level: 60 ----------------| |-- Type: Water --------------| |-- Ability: Torrent ---------| o-----------------------------o |-- 2nd Pokemon: Gengar ------| |-- Gender: Male -------------| |-- Level: 56 ----------------| |-- Type: Ghost/Poison -------| |-- Ability: Levitate --------| o-----------------------------o |-- 3rd Pokemon: Crobat ------| |-- Gender: Male -------------| |-- Level: 58 ----------------| |-- Type: Poison/Flying ------| |-- Ability: Inner Focus -----| o-----------------------------o o----------------------o |-- Clair's Pokemon: --| o----------------------o------------o |-- 1st Pokemon: Dragonair ---------| |-- Gender: Female -----------------| |-- Level: 52 ----------------------| |-- Type: Dragon -------------------| |-- Ability: Shed Skin -------------| |-- Experience Points: 1603 --------| |-- Recommended Type: Ice, Dragon --| o-----------------------------------o |-- 2nd Pokemon: Kingdra -----------| |-- Gender: Female -----------------| |-- Level: 56 ----------------------| |-- Type: Water/Dragon -------------| |-- Ability: Sniper ----------------| |-- Experience Points: 2484 --------| |-- Recommended Type: Dragon -------| o-----------------------------------o |-- 3rd Pokemon: Dragonite ---------| |-- Gender: Female -----------------| |-- Level: 60 ----------------------| |-- Type: Dragon/Flying ------------| |-- Ability: Inner Focus -----------| |-- Experience Points: 2802 --------| |-- Recommended Type: Ice, Rock ----| o-----------------------------------o o----------------------o |-- Lance's Pokemon: --| o----------------------o----------------------o |-- 1st Pokemon: Gyarados --------------------| |-- Gender: Male -----------------------------| |-- Level: 68 --------------------------------| |-- Type: Water/Flying -----------------------| |-- Ability: Intimidate ----------------------| |-- Experience Points: 3117 ------------------| |-- Recommended Type: Electric ---------------| o---------------------------------------------o |-- 2nd Pokemon: Charizard -------------------| |-- Gender: Male -----------------------------| |-- Level: 68 --------------------------------| |-- Type: Fire/Flying ------------------------| |-- Ability: Blaze ---------------------------| |-- Experience Points: 3045 ------------------| |-- Recommended Type: Rock, Water, Electric --| o---------------------------------------------o |-- 3rd Pokemon: Dragonite -------------------| |-- Gender: Male -----------------------------| |-- Level: 75 --------------------------------| |-- Type: Dragon/Flying ----------------------| |-- Ability: Inner Focus ---------------------| |-- Experience Points: 3502 ------------------| |-- Recommended Type: Ice, Rock --------------| o---------------------------------------------o *Note: Murk is obviously me. *Note: I'll be referring to his starter as Feraligatr in this battle because that's what he chose in my file. It varies for everyone. *Note: EXP and Recommended Type not listed for Silver's Pokemon, since he's on your team. *Note: Yes, I do realize there are too many *Notes, I don't need emails that tell me so. If you've played Pearl/Diamond/Platinum before and faced the two Galactic Commanders alongside your rival there, well, this is a very similar battle to that one. This time, however, you choose three Pokemon each. If you're very underleveled, you might have a hard time keeping up with Lance, whose levels tower over his and your partners. A level 75 Dragonite can and will decimate almost everything that is lower leveled to it. Also, as far as I know, the movesets for Clair's and Lance's respective Pokemon are the same as they were in their respective guides above. Silver uses the first three Pokemon he ever had, all now fully evolved. He is quite capable of holding his own against Clair, but unfortunately he's still no match for Lance, so my little speech above was just for show. Don't worry, though, you should have the Pokemon and the levels to defend Silver's honor. Anyway, this battle is obviously easier if you have Ice and Electric Pokemon for it, like I did with Ampharos and Lapras. If you're at a higher level than Lance, it might as well already be won. The difficulty is high because not everyone gets as high in level as Lance or myself, and I see and respect that, but also know that it makes the battle all the harder. Nevertheless, the two Dragonites fall as easily to their supreme weakness as they always have. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ ================================= | 10: FINAL NOTES/CLOSING | fnc | ================================= Well, that's about all I can do for you. I've covered the 50-60 important or so boss battles in this game, and hopefully you'll be all right to take them on and win some battles. Unless asked otherwise, I will not be covering the Team Rocket Admin battles, and since I have yet to follow the event, I will not be covering the Rocket Boss battle, either. I will only cover this if enough people ask me to do so through email. It's been a good run. Thank you all for bearing with me long enough to make it to the closing section. Special thanks to the following: - Me, Murk, for making this guide. - You, the reader, for bearing with me long enough to reach this section in the first place. - Jeff "CJayC" Veasey and Allen "SBAllen" Tyner, the former for making this website and the latter for keeping it running. We all miss you, Ceejus. - Psypokes.com, for having the movesets for the gym leaders and elites when I simply couldn't remember them. - Fellow contributor Drayano, for having the listed abilities that I wasn't able to confirm on my own. - Nintendo, for making these two excellent games. This document is Copyright (C) 2010 Murk/David Critch.