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    The Gym Leader FAQ
    Pokemon Yellow
    GAMEBOY
    Made by: Gold Mage
    Created on: 19/4/03
    Version: Final
    Last Updated: 20/12/05
    Email: tjhunt@gmail.com
    
    This document is the hard work of me. This document cannot be changed or altered
    in any way, You are welcome to ask my permission if you would like this 
    guide posted on your website. This document is for private use only. If you wish
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      1. AUTHOR'S NOTE
      2. GYM LEADERS 
          - A. Brock      -
          - B. Misty      -
          - C. Lt. Surge  -
          - D. Erika      -
          - E. Sabrina    -
          - F. Koga       -
          - G. Blane      -
          - H. Giovanni   -
      3. VERSION HISTORY
      4. CREDITS
      5. CONTACT ME
    
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    Welcome to the Pokemon Yellow Gym Leader FAQ. An FAQ made for the strategies 
    and abilities to use to defeat Gym Leaders. The Gym Leaders on Pokemon Yellow 
    have different Pokemon and different types of attacks, So looking at the 
    Red/Blue Boss FAQ will only give you an idea and not the complete strategy. I'm 
    going to put in the best possible strategies for each of the Gym Leaders in the 
    FAQ.
    
    This FAQ is only for the Gym Leaders and not the other trainers in the Gym. You
    can still fight them because they warm you up for the Gym Leader battle. The
    whole purpose of the FAQ is to make the Gym Leaders as easy as possible by
    exploring the types of Pokemon they use and drawing out their weaknesses in
    battle.
    
    Okay, lets go over to the Gym Leaders now. Thank you for choosing this FAQ to 
    read.
    
    -Gold Mage (Thomas Hunt)
    
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    ~~ PEWTER CITY GYM LEADER: BROCK ~~
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    GEODUDE LV10
    Skills: Tackle
    Type(s): Rock/Ground
    
    ONIX LV12
    Skills: Bide, Bind, Screech and Tackle
    Type(s): Rock/Ground
    
    In Pokemon Yellow this Gym Battle is harder then in Red\Blue because you cannot
    get a Water or Grass type Pokemon. These two are the best types to use against
    Brock, but the problem is that you cannot catch these types of Pokemon this
    early in the game. But don't stress, there are still 2 Pokemon you can get that
    will be effective against Brock. You can catch a Mankey on Route 22 and you can
    catch a Caterpie or Metapod and raise it to evolve into a Butterfree.
    Butterfree will learn Confusion at LV10 and Mankey will learn Low Kick at LV9
    so train up these 2 so they both have these skills. Now you're ready for Brock.
    
    Brock's Geodude is fairly weak, so just defeat it as quickly as possible and
    save your strength for his Onix. Onix's Bide and screech are the attacks to
    look out for. When Onix uses Bide it won't attack for 3 turns, but the damage
    that you do to it in these turns Onix will attack you with double damage.
    Screech will lower your defense greatly.
    
    After the battle, Brock will give you TM34 (Bide) and the Boulderbadge.
    
    
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    ~~ CERULEAN CITY GYM LEADER: MISTY ~~
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    STARYU
    Skills: Water Gun and Tackle
    Type(s): Water
    
    STARMIE
    Skills: Water Gun, Bubble Beam, Harden and Tackle
    Type(s): Water/Psychic
    
    The feisty red-head is the Gym Leader of Cerulean City, and she can be hard to
    beat if your not ready for this match. Pikachu is a good choice to use in this
    battle but for even better results a Grass Type Pokemon will work better here.
    
    Grass Type Pokemon are better against Water type. You can catch a Bellsprout
    and/or a Oddish on Route 24. If you train them a bit (recommended) they can
    learn various Status Effect Attacks like Poison Power and Stun Spore. These
    will do good in the battle.
    
    If you are using a Grass Type Pokemon, Staryu will be a breeze. Water Gun will
    do very little damage to you. Starmie will be tougher though. Don't worry about
    Starmie using Harden because that will not do very well to defend itself. Keep
    using Absorb and this battle will be over not too soon.
    
    When you win, Misty will give her TM11 (Bubblebeam) and Cascadebadge.
    
    
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    ~~ VERMILION CITY GYM LEADER: LT. SURGE ~~
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    RAICHU LV28
    Skills: Growl, Mega Punch, Mega Kick and Thunderbolt
    Type(s): Electric
    
    This battle can be very easy if you use the right Pokemon. If you haven't gone
    to see Diglett's Cave, you should go their now and catch either a Diglett or a
    Dugtrio. Better yet, catch 2 because one alone may not be able to fend off
    against Raichu.
    
    Using a Ground Type like Diglett will work well against Lt. Surge, but it isn't
    the best type ever. Using a Rock type Pokemon however, you will have a lot
    better chance against Surge. Ground Type Pokemon will not be affected by 
    Raichu's Thunderbolt, but it is still vulnerable against Mega Punch and Mega 
    Kick. If you caught a Geodude at Mt. Moon and have raised it a little, You will 
    have a very good chance in this battle due to that Rock Type Pokemon have a 
    high defense. So Mega Punch and Mega Kick will not do a lot of damage to you. 
    Using Dig is your best option in this battle.
    
    When you defeat Surge he will give you TM24 (Thunderbolt) and the Thunderbadge.
    
    
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    ~~ CELADON CITY GYM LEADER: ERIKA ~~
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    TANGELA LV30
    Skills: Mega Drain, Vine Whip, Constrict and Bind.
    Type(s): Grass
    
    WEEPINBELL LV32
    Skills: Acid, Sleep Powder, Stun Spore and Razor Leaf
    Type(s): Grass/Poison
    
    GLOOM LV32
    Skills: Acid, Sleep Powder, Stun Spore and Petal Dance
    Type(s): Grass/Poison
    
    It seems Erika uses more weakening than attacking as much. She will use attacks 
    that will do status effects to your Pokemon like Poison and Paralyze. The best 
    chance at this battle will be Pokemon who will not be affected by these types 
    of status or with a good defense if they are affected.
    
    If you have any good level Fire Pokemon they will do good here. Also any Grass 
    Type Pokemon with a strong physical attack like Body Slam or Cut, they will 
    also work very well in this kind of battling. He Weepinbell and Gloom are her 
    best Pokemon; you will need to be on your toes when you are fighting them. Also 
    have a few Antidotes and Paralyze Heals before you start to battle. Erika also 
    uses Super Potions when her Pokemon have been weak for a little while, so 
    finish them off quickly.
    
    When you win the battle Erika will award you a TM21, which teaches Mega Drain, 
    and you will get the Rainbowbadge.
    
    
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    ~~ SAFFRON CITY GYM LEADER: SABRINA ~~
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    ABRA LV50
    Skills: Flash
    Type(s): Psychic
    
    KADABRA LV50
    Skills: Kinesis, Psychic, Psywave and Recover
    Type(s): Psychic
    
    ALAKAZAM LV50
    Skills: Reflect, Psychic, Psywave and Recover
    Type(s): Psychic
    
    Sabrina is a tough gym Leader to defeat. You will need to have trained hard and 
    taught your Pokemon some good skills so you can face her. The only type of 
    attack that Psychic Pokemon are weak against are Bug type attacks. Now the 
    problem with this is that most Bug Pokemon are also part Poison type and Poison 
    Pokemon are really weak against Psychic attacks. So the best option here is to 
    have a Pokemon that has a high Attack and Defense. Don't worry about speed, her 
    Pokemon are probably too fast for you anyway.
    
    Take out her Abra as fast as you can. Don't use your best Pokemon against it. 
    Because the more Flashes it does, the worse your accuracy becomes. So use a 
    strong Pokemon, but not your best. Remember that her Kadabra and Alakazam both 
    have Recover. So also defeat them before they get the chance to use it.
    
    When you defeat Sabrina you will get TM46, which teaches Psywave and the 
    Marshbadge.
    
    
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    ~~ FUCHSIA CITY GYM LEADER: KOGA ~~
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    VENONAT LV44
    Skills: Sleep Powder, Tackle, Toxic and Psychic
    Type(s): Bug/Poison
    
    VENONAT LV46
    Skills: Psybeam, Supersonic, Toxic and Psychic
    Type(s): Bug/Poison
    
    VENONAT LV48
    Skills: Psychic, Double Edge, Sleep Powder and Toxic
    Type(s): Bug/Poison
    
    VENOMOTH LV50
    Skills: Leech Life, Psychic, Toxic and Double Team
    Type(s): Bug/Poison
    
    Yet again, another gym Leader who likes to set out the playing field before 
    attacking much. Koga will use all sorts of methods to poison you then power up 
    his Pokemon. Though this seems bad, Koga isn't that tough to beat. Using a 
    strong Pokemon with strong psychical attacks and a high defense should do okay 
    in this battle. Using Antidotes and Full Heals is a good way to stop the 
    Poison.
    
    One of Koga's most lethal attacks would have to be Toxic. Be careful if he uses 
    this on you. The poison is lethal. Cure it straight away.
    
    When you win against the Pokemon of Koga he will give you TM06, which allows 
    you to teach Toxic, and he gives you the Soulbadge as proof of his defeat.
    
    
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    ~~ CINNABAR GYM LEADER: BLANE ~~
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    NINETAILS LV48
    Skills: Flamethrower, Quick Attack, Confuse Ray and Tail Whip
    Type(s): Fire
    
    RAPIDASH LV50
    Skills: Growl, Fire Spin, Stomp and Take Down
    Type(s): Fire
    
    ARCANINE LV54
    Skills: Fire Blast, Flamethrower, Reflect and Take Down
    Type(s): Fire
    
    Balne's Pokemon are all Fire types, none of them have a second type so this 
    means your best chance at this battle are some strong Rock or Ground type 
    Pokemon and some good Water Pokemon.
    
    There isn't much to say about Blane, he is pretty straightforward and not that 
    tough to bet. Just watch out for his Arcanine's Fire Blast. Just use Water 
    attacks and this battle will be over quickly.
    
    When you do beat Blane he gives you TM38 which teaches Fire Blast and he gives 
    you the Volcanobadge.
    
    
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    ~~ VIRIDIAN CITY GYM LEADER: GIOVANNI ~~
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    DUGTRIO LV50
    Skills: Dig, Fissure, Earthquake and Sand Attack
    Type(s): Ground
    
    PERSIAN LV53
    Skills: Double Team, Fury Swipes, Slash and Screech
    Type(s): Normal
    
    NIDOQUEEN LV53
    Skills: Earthquake, Double Kick, Tail Whip and Thunder
    Type(s): Poison/Ground
    
    NIDOKING LV55
    Skills: Leer, Thunder, Double Kick and Earthquake
    Type(s): Poison/Ground
    
    RHYDON LV55
    Skills: Fury Attack, Horn Drill, Rock Slide and Earthquake
    Type(s): Rock/Ground
    
    This is the final Gym Leader, and by he can have some tough Pokemon. You will 
    need to have some strong Water, Grass and Ice type Pokemon here. A good flying 
    Pokemon will be good against Dugtrio, and that's about it. The only fast 
    Pokemon he has are Dugtrio and Persian, so when it comes to the tougher 
    Pokemon, be ready to attack first and get them out of the way.
    
    Fissure and Horn Drill are One-Hit-KO attacks! Watch out for these. But the 
    good thing is that they only have a 30% chance of hitting you.
    
    When the final battle of the Gym Leaders is over, Giovanni will give you the 
    TM27 which teaches Fissure and then the Earthbadge. Woo, you beat them all.
    
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    Version 0.40 19/4/03
    Began the Gym Leader FAQ today, and completed 3 Gym Leaders and began the 4th. 
    There isn't much else I did.
    
    Version 1.0 24/4/03
    I completed all 8 Gym Leaders. So I'm done.
    
    Final Version 16/8/03
    Now that the guide is done I might as well make the final version, so I fixed a 
    mistake and added the picture of Pikachu at the top of the guide.
    
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    CJayC: Best... Site... Ever...
    
    Myself: For writing this of coarse
    
    You: For reading
    
    Nintendo: For making one great game after another.
    
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    +DO send intelligent or legitimate questions.
    +DO send comments about the guide, maybe on improving, ECT.
    +DO send mistakes or errors you have found in the FAQ. I will fix the problem
     and add you to the credits because you helped me out.
    +DO send me an email asking nicely for a copy of my FAQ on your website. You
     must include the address first. I will not give you permission if the site
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    -DON'T send ads or junk to me.
    -DON'T ask stupid question that have clearly been stated in the FAQ.
    
    Email: tjhunt@gmail.com
    
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