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    Pokemon Yellow: Special Pikachu Edition - Pikachu's Beach In-Depth FAQ
    
    Version 4.2
    Created on 10/20/2001
    Updated on 04/05/2002
    
    Created by Xander
     David_Clarke@wowmail.com
       ndex@gamersuplink.com
         http://ndex.gamersuplink.com
    
    An HTML version of this guide can be found here (Thanks to Player Guy Forever):
      http://ndex.gamersuplink.com/specials/gb/pokemonyellow/pokemonyellow.htm
    
    See the other guides I have created and submitted to the following websites:
    
    GameFAQs:
    http://www.gamefaqs.com/features/recognition/12999.html
    
    =============================================================================
    Version Updates
    =============================================================================
    
    Version 4.2 - Added, "Enter the Game" section.
    
    Version 4.0 - Made the FAQ gameshark.com compatible
    
    Version 3.53 - Added another new high score in the high scores section.
    
    Version 3.52 - Added a new high score in the high scores section.
    
    Version 3.51 - Mini update, site URL and e-mail changed to 
    http://ndex.gamersuplink.com and David_Clarke@wowmail.com.
    
    Version 3.5 - New High score updates, Player Guy Forever has destroyed my 
    high score twice, (he played for 3 hours straight just to spite me).
    
    Version 3.0 - Updated "How to get a surfing pikachu" section.  Thanks to
    AstroBlue.  Also fixed minor errors.
    
    Version 2.5 - Fixed minor errors.
    
    Version 2.0 - Added the Waves Combinations section.
    
    Version 1.0 - The first update.  Basic Instruction on how to play and how to
    flip
    
    =============================================================================
    Table of Contents 
    =============================================================================
                                                                           Code #
    1.   Introduction                                                       1000
    2.   Obtaining A Surfing Pikachu                                        2000
    3.   Game Basics                                                        3000
    4.   Legend                                                             4000
    5.   Flipping                                                           5000
      a. Single Flip                                                        5001
      b. Double Flip                                                        5002
      c. 180 Flip                                                           5003
      d. Triple Flip                                                        5004
    6.   Wave Types                                                         6000
      a. Type 1 - 300                                                       6001
      b. Type 2 - 500                                                       6002
      c. Type 3 - 600                                                       6003
      d. Type 4 - 430                                                       6004
      e. Type 5 - 320                                                       6005
      f. Type 6 - 440                                                       6006
      g. Type 7 - 222                                                       6007
      h. Type 8 - 141                                                       6008
      i. Type 9 - 522                                                       6009
    7.  In-Game Changes from Surfing Pikachu Detection                      7000
    8.  Acknowledgements                                                    8000
    9.  Legal Information                                                   9000
    10. Closing                                                            10000
    
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    1.   Introduction                                                  pyspe_1000
    =============================================================================
    
    Pikachu's Beach is a mini-game located within Pokemon Yellow: Special Pikachu
    Edition.  However, activating this mini-game is very difficult.  It can be
    highly addictive, especially when your high score gets beaten by your friend,
    which it just did (11/03/01) (Darn you Player Guy Forever).  Now, I must try
    to beat him (I thought I retired as the
    best, but he showed me).
    
    =============================================================================
    2.   Obtaining a Surfing Pikachu                                   pyspe_2000
    =============================================================================
    
    There are three ways to obtain a surfing pikachu:
    
    ------------------------------------
    Gameshark - (Easiest way to get one)
    ------------------------------------
    0154D7CF to capture a wild pikachu, put it in first slot and use 013975D1 to
    change the last attack to surf (be careful, this will erase the last move, so
    use select in-battle to move the attack you want to delete to the fourth
    slot).
    
    -----------------------------------------
    Pokemon Stadium - (Harder way to get one)
    -----------------------------------------
    Through a big long process, a surfing pikachu can be obtained in Pokemon
    Stadium:
    
    You have to have finish the R-2 Prime Cup Master Ball Division using a
    Pikachu as one of your chosen three in your team, I suggest you use a very
    strong Pokémon in your team such as Mewtwo. Then use your strong Pokemon to
    obliterate the other Pokémon, After beating all of the Master Ball division
    and after it shows the pokémon you used. A screen with Pikachu in front of a
    sunset background will appear and it will inform you that "You won using
    PIKACHU" and if your PIKACHU has a spare space it will learn SURF. If not,
    you may choose which move to overwrite. In Pokémon Stadium when your PIKACHU
    uses SURF a surfboard will sprout from under its feet and he will SURF! It's
    quite cute!
    
    The exact requirements for receiving a surfing Pikachu thanks to Potatao Boy
    are as follows: 
    
    1. You must be competing in the R-2 Prime Cup Master Ball Division. 
    2. You cannot use a rental Pikachu. 
    3. You cannot register your team, It must come directly from the Transfer Pak. 
    4. Pikachu must be selected as one of the three Pokémon used during
    each battle, you do not have to actually select him to fight, he only has to
    be one of the three. 
    5. You can lose battles. 
    
    ---------------------------------------
    Nintendo - (Near impossible to get one)
    ---------------------------------------
    Nintendo has offered contests to win surfing pikachus.
    
    =============================================================================
    3.   Game Basics                                                   pyspe_3000
    =============================================================================
    
    --------------
    Enter the Game
    --------------
    Once you have obtained a surfing pikachu, fly to Fushia city.  Walk straight
    down, and go into the house by the beach.  Talk to the man inside, and get
    ready to play.
    
    ---------
    Objective
    ---------
    The goal of the game is to get as many points as you can.  Two things
    determine your final points after one round.
    
     -> HP points
     -> Radness points
    
    ---------
    HP points
    ---------
    You start off with 6000 HP points, and your HP decreases as you surf.  If you
    fall off your board while surfing you lose about 'momentum' which causes you
    to lose HP points.  If it is your first time trying the game do not worry
    about falling.  However, if you are going for a high score you never want to
    fall off your board because HP points are precious for achieving high scores.
    You can press select to exit the game and start over if you wish.
    
    --------------
    Radness Points
    --------------
    Pikachu moves along with waves coming at him from behind.  Then when you ramp
    off the top of the waves you can attempt to flip.  Flipping gives you points
    for being "Rad".  There are 4 types of flips.  Each flip varies in difficulty
    and the more difficult, the more points.  The four types are: single flip,
    double flip, 180 flip, and triple flip. To flip you must press left or right
    just as you reach the top of a wave.
    
    Single Flip - 50  points.
    Double Flip - 150 points.
    180 Flip    - 180 points.
    Triple Flip - 350 points.
    
    --------
    Momentum
    --------
    As far as I can tell, Pikachu has some sort of momentum that must build up in
    order to do good flips.  If you fall, you lose all your momentum and makes
    you progress through the round slower, and therefore you lose more HP.  If
    you fall and lose momentum is makes it very difficult to do good flips for
    about 10 seconds.  Throughout this FAQ, I will make reference to momentum.
    (If you play the game you will see what I mean by 'momentum')
    
    
    =============================================================================
    4.   Legend                                                        pyspe_4000
    =============================================================================
    
       +-----------------------------+
       | Legend                      |
       |                             |
       | _i_ = upright pikachu       |
       | ___                         |
       |  !  = upside-down pikachu   |
       |                             |
       | /or\= angled pikachu        |
       |                             |
       |  |  = side-ways pikachu     |
       |                             |
       +-----------------------------+
    
    =============================================================================
    5.   Flipping                                                      pyspe_5000
    =============================================================================
    
    You can flip to either the left or the right.  Choosing which way to flip can
    be important when it comes time to land your flip.  After you flip, you must
    line up your surfboard with the angle of the wave beneath you.  For example,
    if you are landing on a wave angling towards the top-left, then you want your
    surfboard to be pointing to the top-left.  And if you want to land on a flat
    wave, make sure your board is flat.  You will land as long as your surfboard
    is parallel to the wave you are landing on.  If you do not line up your board
    correctly, you fall off your board and lose HP points.  As mentioned, for
    different flips can be executed
    
    ===============
    a. Single Flips                                                    pyspe_5001
    ===============
    Single Flips are the easiest.  Simply hold left or hold right until your
    surfboard turns completely around, then land it.   Single flips can be
    attempted off nearly all waves.
    
                     \ ___                 
                   |    !  /               
             _i_ /          |              
           _                  \            
          / \                  _i_         
         / _ \                   _i_       
        / / \ \                    _i_     
    ___/ /   \ \___________________________
        /     \                     >_i_<  
    ___/       \___________________________
    
          (flipping pressing left)
    
    --OR--
    
                      / ___                  
                    |    !  \                
              _i_ \           |              
           _                    /            
          / \                    _i_         
         / _ \                     _i_       
        / / \ \                      _i_     
    ___/ /   \ \_____________________________
        /     \                       >_i_<  
    ___/       \_____________________________
    
          (flipping pressing right)
    
    ===============
    b. Double Flips                                                    pyspe_5002
    ===============
    Double flips are fairly easy.  Simply hold left or hold right until your
    surfboard turns completely around twice, then land it.  Double flips can be
    attempted off most waves.
    
                  ___ / | \ _i_                 
                   !            /               
                 \               |              
                |                 \___          
           _i_ /                    !  /        
           _                            |       
          / \                            \      
         / _ \                            _i_   
        / / \ \                            _i_  
    ___/ /   \ \________________________________
        /     \                            >_i_<
    ___/       \________________________________
    
          (flipping to the left)
    
    --OR--
    
                  ___ \ | / _i_                 
                   !            \               
                 /               |              
                |                 /___          
           _i_ \                    !  \        
           _                            |       
          / \                            /      
         / _ \                            _i_   
        / / \ \                            _i_  
    ___/ /   \ \________________________________
        /     \                            >_i_<
    ___/       \________________________________
    
          (flipping to the right)
    
    ===============
    c. 180    Flips                                                    pyspe_5003
    ===============
    180 flips are not quite as easy as double flips.  Hold left or hold right
    until your surfboard turns completely around then switch from left to right
    (or right to left) and go around the other way once, then land it.  180 flips
    can be attempted off most waves.
    
                  ___ / | \ _i_                 
                   !            \               
                 \               |              
                |                 /___          
           _i_ /                    !  \        
           _                            |       
          / \                            /      
         / _ \                            _i_   
        / / \ \                            _i_  
    ___/ /   \ \________________________________
        /     \                            >_i_<
    ___/       \________________________________
    
          (flipping to the left, then to the right)
    
    --OR--
    
                  ___ \ | / _i_                 
                   !            /               
                 /               |              
                |                 \___          
           _i_ \                    !  /        
           _                            |       
          / \                            \      
         / _ \                            _i_   
        / / \ \                            _i_  
    ___/ /   \ \________________________________
        /     \                            >_i_<
    ___/       \________________________________
    
          (flipping to the left, then to the right)
    
    ===============
    d. Triple Flips                                                    pyspe_5004
    ===============
    Triple flips are extremely hard.  Hold left or hold right until your
    surfboard turns completely around 3 times, then land it.  Triple flips can be
    attempted off only two wave types, which will be discussed later (600 or 522).
    
                ___ /|\ _i_                          
                 !         /                         
                \           |                        
               |              \___                   
              /                 ! /                  
           _i_                     |                 
           _                        \_i_             
          / \                           /            
         / _ \                           |           
        / / \ \                           \___       
       / /   \ \                            ! /      
      / /     \ \                              |     
    _/ /       \ \______________________________\___ 
      /         \                              >_i_< 
    _/           \__________________________________ 
    
          (flipping to the left)
    
    --OR--
    
                   ___ \|/ _i_                        
                    !         \                       
                  /            |                      
                 |              /___                  
                \                 ! \                 
             _i_                     |                
             _                        /_i_            
            / \                           \           
           / _ \                           |          
          / / \ \                           /___      
         / /   \ \                            ! \     
        / /     \ \                              |    
    ___/ /       \ \______________________________/___
        /         \                              >_i_<
    ___/           \__________________________________
    
          (flipping to the right)
    
    =============================================================================
    6.   Types of Waves                                                pyspe_6000
    =============================================================================
    
    There are many types of waves. Each wave varies from one unit to six units in
    height.
                                                    _       
                                       _           / \      
                            _         / \         / _ \     
                   _       / \       / _ \       / / \ \    
            _     / \     / _ \     / / \ \     / /   \ \   
       _   / \   / _ \   / / \ \   / /   \ \   / /     \ \  
    __/ \_/ _ \_/ / \ \_/ /   \ \_/ /     \ \_/ /       \ \_
       _   / \   /   \   /     \   /       \   /         \  
    __/ \_/   \_/     \_/       \_/         \_/           \_
       1    2      3        4          5            6       
    
    More important than the types of waves are the combinations of waves.  While
    surfing you encounter sets of waves that are formed from the 1 - 6 heights.
     Each wave combination will be discussed in terms of, what kind of flip to do
    and which way to turn.  The combination can be read by the heights in a set
    of three.  For example, 222 is three waves in a row with a height of two
    each, and 600 is one wave with a height of 6, and no other waves.
    (i.e. Zeros are no waves)
    
    ===============
    a. Type 1 - 300                                                    pyspe_6001
    ===============
         _    
        / \   
       / _ \  
     _/ / \ \_
       /   \  
     _/     \_
         3    
    
    ----------------
    Amount of Waves
    ----------------
    This wave combination consists of only one wave.
    
    -----------
    Flip To Use
    -----------
    A 180 Flip should be possible, and is suggested on this wave.
      (Assuming you have good momentum)
      (single flips and double flips are possible too)
    
    --------------
    Flip Direction
    --------------
    Either way to start flipping is fine.
    
    
    ===============
    b. Type 2 - 500                                                    pyspe_6002
    ===============
          _      
         / \     
        / _ \    
       / / \ \   
      / /   \ \  
    _/ /     \ \_
      /       \  
    _/         \_
          5      
    
    ----------------
    Amount of Waves
    ----------------
    This wave combination consists of only one wave.
    
    -----------
    Flip To Use
    -----------
    A 180 Flip should be possible, and is suggested on this wave.
      (Assuming you have good momentum)
      (single flips and double flips are possible too)
    
    --------------
    Flip Direction
    --------------
    Either way to start flipping is fine.
    
    
    ===============
    c. Type 3 - 600                                                    pyspe_6003
    ===============
           _       
          / \      
         / _ \     
        / / \ \    
       / /   \ \   
      / /     \ \  
    _/ /       \ \_
      /         \  
    _/           \_
           6       
    
    ----------------
    Amount of Waves
    ----------------
    This wave combination consists of only one wave. This wave is usually the
    last wave before the round ends.
    
    -----------
    Flip To Use
    -----------
    This is a very large wave, in fact, it is the largest.  This is one of the
    two waves that a triple flip can actually be landed.  If you have good
    momentum a triple flip should be possible, and is suggested on this wave.
      (single flips, double flips and 180 flips are possible too)
    
    --------------
    Flip Direction
    --------------
    Either way to start flipping is fine.
    
    
    ===============
    d. Type 4 - 430                                                    pyspe_6004
    ===============
          _             
         / \       _    
        / _ \     / \   
       / / \ \   / _ \  
     _/ /   \ \_/ / \ \_
       /     \   /   \  
     _/       \_/     \_
          4        3    
    
    ---------------
    Amount of Waves
    ---------------
    This wave combination consists of two waves.
    
    -----------
    Flip To Use
    -----------
    A 180 Flip should be possible, and is suggested on these waves.
      (Assuming you have good momentum)
      (single flips and double flips are possible too)
    
    --------------
    Flip Direction
    --------------
    Either way to start flipping is fine.
    
    ===============
    e. Type 5 - 320                                                    pyspe_6005
    ===============
         _          
        / \     _   
       / _ \   / \  
     _/ / \ \_/ _ \_
       /   \   / \  
     _/     \_/   \_
         3      2   
    
    ---------------
    Amount of Waves
    ---------------
    This wave combination consists of two waves.
    
    -----------
    Flip To Use
    -----------
    A 180 Flip should be possible, and is suggested on these waves.
      (Assuming you have good momentum)
      (single flips and double flips are possible too)
    
    --------------
    Flip Direction
    --------------
    Either way to start flipping is fine.
    
    
    
    ===============
    f. Type 6 - 440                                                    pyspe_6006
    ===============
          _         _     
         / \       / \    
        / _ \     / _ \   
       / / \ \   / / \ \  
     _/ /   \ \_/ /   \ \_
       /     \   /     \  
     _/       \_/       \_
          4         4     
    
    ---------------
    Amount of Waves
    ---------------
    This wave combination consists of two waves.
    
    -----------
    Flip To Use
    -----------
    A 180 Flip should be possible, and is suggested on these waves.
      (Assuming you have good momentum)
      (single flips and double flips are possible too)
    
    --------------
    Flip Direction
    --------------
    Either way to start flipping is fine.
    
    ===============
    g. Type 7 - 222                                                    pyspe_6007
    ===============
        _     _     _   
       / \   / \   / \  
     _/ _ \_/ _ \_/ _ \_
       / \   / \   / \  
     _/   \_/   \_/   \_
        2     2     2   
    
    ---------------
    Amount of Waves
    ---------------
    This wave combination consists of three waves.
    
    -----------
    Flip To Use
    -----------
    A 180 Flip should be possible, and is suggested on these waves.
      (Assuming you have good momentum)
      (single flips and double flips are possible too)
    
    --------------
    Flip Direction
    --------------
    Either way to start flipping is fine.
    
    
    ===============
    h. Type 8 - 141                                                    pyspe_6008
    ===============
              _         
             / \        
            / _ \       
       _   / / \ \   _  
     _/ \_/ /   \ \_/ \_
       _   /     \   _  
     _/ \_/       \_/ \_
       1      4      1  
    
    ---------------
    Amount of Waves
    ---------------
    This wave combination consists of three waves.
    
    -----------
    Flip To Use
    -----------
    It is possible to get 300 points off this wave combination, if you have good
    momentum. Ramp off the first 1 wave, press to the left for a double flip, you
    should flip right over the 4 wave and land with your board in the "\"
    position to match the side of the 4 wave.  Then ramp off the second 1 wave
    and do a double flip again.
      (Many ways of going off these waves are possible)
      (I think this one is the most effective)
    
    --------------
    Flip Direction
    --------------
    First flip to the Left, the second to either way.
    
    ===============
    i. Type 9 - 522                                                    pyspe_6009
    ===============
           _                  
          / \                 
         / _ \                
        / / \ \      _    _   
       / /   \ \    / \  / \  
     _/ /     \ \__/ _ \/ _ \_
       /       \    / \  / \  
     _/         \__/   \/   \_
           5         2    2   
    
    ---------------
    Amount of Waves
    ---------------
    This wave combination consists of three waves.
    
    -----------
    Flip To Use
    -----------
    If you have good momentum, ramp off the wave, press to the left and do a
    triple flip. As long as you press left and never let go, the board will land
    perfectly for 350 points.
      (Many ways of going off these waves are possible)
      (I think this one is the most effective)
    
    --------------
    Flip Direction
    --------------
    First flip to the Left, the second to either way.
    
    
    =============================================================================
    7.  In Game changes from Surfing Pikachu Detection                 pyspe_6000
    =============================================================================
    
    ----------------------
    Man in the Surfing Hut
    ----------------------
    
    He says some new stuff to you.  When you confront him he says:
    Whoa!
    Your PIKACHU knows
    How to SURF! So,
    I'm not alone...
    Great! You earned
    the right to SURF
    with the DUDE!
    Give it a go?
      Yes -> ---Enter the mini-game---
      No  -> Come SURF anytime,
             my fiend!
    
    
    After the first time he says:
    Wanna go surf?
      Yes -> ---Enter the mini-game---
      No  -> Come SURF anytime,
             my fiend!
    
    --------------------------
    Posters in the Surfing Hut
    --------------------------
    
    Left Poster
    
    SURFIN' DUDE's
    scribbles...
    When I shoot the
    tube, the tunes
    hit the groove!
    
    Middle Poster
    
    SUFING TIP 1!
    After flips, line
    the board up with
    a wave for a cool
    effect!
    
    Right Poster
    
    SURFING TIP 2!
    Pulling flips in
    a jump is totally
    rad!
    
    ---------------------------
    Computer in the Surfing Hut
    ---------------------------
    
    At the computer you can now print and view your High Scores.
    
    Here are some high scores that my friend and I have gotten:
    
    High Scores
    7385 - Lark Ohiya
    7122 - Player Guy Forever
    6681 - Player Guy Forever
    6513 - Xander
    6397 - Player Guy Forever
    6248 - AstroBlue
    5159 - Nivrae
    4812 - Potato Boy
    
    To submit a high score, e-mail me David_Clarke@wowmail.com
    
    =============================================================================
    8.  Acknowledgements                                               pyspe_8000
    =============================================================================
    
    People that have contributed to this FAQ will be listed here.
    
    Nintendo Power: Volume 125 - "Surfing Pikachu Giveaway" - comments about
    surfing pikachu in the "how to obtain a surfing pikachu" section.
    
    Also, I would like to thank Game Freak for developing this game and
    Nintendo for publishing this game.
    
    AstroBlue, and Potato Boy for there Pokemon Stadium method.
    
    =============================================================================
    9.  Legal Information                                              pyspe_9000
    =============================================================================
    
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    The following sites have permission to post this guide:
    http://ndex.gamersuplink.com
    www.gamefaqs.com
    www.neoseeker.com
    www.gameshark.com
    
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    Well this is the end of this FAQ.  I hope you enjoyed it.
    
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