POKEMON YELLOW FAQ, Japanese/English Version Created by Jedah (TeamRocket@Jedah.force9.net) Latest release version 3.0 Date /9/99 (British Calendar) CONTENTS: 1.0 Introduction 1.1 About this guide 1.2 Revision history 1.3 Will this guide still exist upon the US release? 1.4 The Us release 2.0 Changes from previous Pokemon Editions 2.1 Intro 2.2 Graphics 2.3 Starting Pokemon 2.4 Pikachu 2.4.1 Talking to Pikachu (Emotions) 2.4.2 Pikachu's Moves 2.4.3 Thunder Stone 2.4.4 Pikachu talks! 2.5 Team Rocket 2.6 Anything different during the game 2.6.1 Nurse Joy 2.6.2 New sprites 2.6.3 Officer Jenny 2.6.4 Two Pikachus? 2.6.5 Computer Options/Boxes 2.6.6 Trading 2.6.7 Pokemon learn moves faster? 2.6.8 Casino 2.6.9 JIGGLYPUFF 2.6.10 Old Man in Viridian 2.7 Missing Pokemon 2.8 Pokemon extra in this version * 2.8.1 Can you catch 150 Pokemon? 2.9 Mystery Dungeon 2.10 Gameboy Printer 2.11 Pikachu Surf Game! 2.12 Beating Trainers a) Brock b) Misty c) Lt. Surge d) Erika e) Koga f) Sabrina g) Blaine h) Giovanni i) Lorelei j) Bruno k) Agatha l) Lance m) Gary Oak (Rival) 2.13 Where to find certain one-off Pokemon (assuming they are one-off anymore) a) Lickitung b) Tangela c) Jynx d) Mr. Mime e) Pikachu 2.14 Traders: Who wants what 2.15 GYRADOS 2.16 Location Of Pokemon 2.17 New Pokedex entries! 3.0 Help this guide/Miscellaneous 3.1 How to help it 3.2 Where to download this guide 3.3 Legal bit 3.4 Disclaimer 3.5 Thanks go to... 3.6 Mew Idiot! 3.7 And Finally... 1.0 INTRODUCTION 1.1 About this guide This is my attempt to help anyone out if they own the yellow Pokemon cartridge. Currently it can only be purchased as a Japanese or Australian GB cart. However, I do have a ROM of the English version, (NO, I WILL UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES SEND IT TO ANYONE), and hope to provide detailed information for both those who cannot understand the Japanese version, or those waiting to purchase the English language cart. AND FOR GOD'S SAKE, STOP SENDING IT TO ME! I GOT IT BEFORE ALL OF YOU! 1.2 Revision History 3.0 - Got the English ROM. BIG CHANGES EVERYWHERE. Some of interest: - SPEECH! - NEW POKEDEX ENTRIES - Charmander, Squirtle, Bulbasaur - It IS GB COLOUR ENHANCED - Gameshark Codes removed (save space, and they don't work on English version.) 1.3 Will this guide still exist upon the US release? Well, I have the US release, and this is a guide, so Yes. 1.4 The US release The most recent release date I have received for the US release is...... October 30th. WHAT? Sigh. Blue and Red will be released in the UK earlier than that! 2.0 CHANGES FROM PREVIOUS POKEMON EDITIONS 2.1 Intro Instead of Jigglypuff/Nidoran and Snorlax/Gengar (is it?) battling, you get to see a darkened Pokemon running at you on all fours. As it gets closer, you realise it's PIKACHU! During this various clips are shown of him doing a flying kick, riding a surfboard, flying on balloons, and then it shows him close up, and his cheeks start to spark, and then he lets rip with a Giant thundershock! The title screen then comes on, which is Pikachu saying something in Japanese. It has new music too, sounds similar to the casino in Celadon City. Much better intro. -LocoRaichu writes to say that Pikachu is saying, interestingly enough, "Pikachuu" (Japanese) - The English cart has Pikachu saying "Pika!" 2.2 Graphics EVERY Pokemon in the Pokédex has been redrawn. They mostly look a LOT better too, although there are many exceptions such as Magikarp, who now looks as lame as he actually is. Some of them are shown at my website (www.jedah.force9.co.uk/TeamRocket.html) and others may be available on request. -Also, Gary changes art throughout the game. Not the sprite onscreen, but the picture of him during a battle. There are three different drawings, like in the other games, but they are better, -Brock too is different (i.e. he is wearing a shirt), and Misty also looks similar to the show (the shirt with the straps on, that, uh, doesn't have straps, no bathing suit for her anymore). -The game is Colour GB enhanced for DEFINITE. 2.3 Starting Pokemon Instead of choosing between Squirtle, Charmander and Bulbasaur at the beginning, Professor Oak stops you at the grass (you get to move one step further too. Ooooh :) ) and then captures a Pikachu! He brings it back to his lab and then lets you have it! As for Gary (your rival) if you look at the Pokeball on the desk, he shoves you out of the way and takes it. It's an Eevee! Then you fight. Later in the game, after battling Gary 3 times more, when you face him in the Silph Co. Building, his Eevee will have evolved into one of it's three other forms (Flareon in my case). - Gary's Eevee is based on whichever stone you buy first; Thunder, Jolteon; Fire, Flareon; Water, Vaporeon - Depending on the Eevee, Gary's 3rd-5th Pokemon change around. Basically, he always has a fire, grass, water and fire. See Gary, below. 2.4 Pikachu Pika-pi! Of course, the game is mostly about Pikachu now, so of course he has new stuff! 2.4.1 Talking to Pikachu Pikachu follows you around on the map! Unless he fainted. You can talk to him at any time, bringing up a picture of his face, showing if he is happy or sad. If happy, sprite on the main screen will jump up and down, REALLY fast if super happy! If really upset he will turn around and not look at you! When he sees Bill The Pokemaniac as a Pokemon, question marks appear over his head! And when you go to the Pokemon meeting in Vermillion City, love hearts appear when he sees the other Pokemon! -Pikachus emotion's are rumoured to change as he imporves level. 2.4.2 Pikachu's Moves Pikachu learns new moves! Chief amongst them is Thunderbolt, which he gets at level 26. Here is the list of his moves: -Thundershock -Growl Pikachu starts with these 2. LV.6 Tail Whip LV.8 Thunderwave LV.11 Quick Attack LV.15 Double Team LV.20 Slam LV.26 Thunderbolt LV.34 Agility LV.41Thunder LV.50 Light Screen NOTE: PIKACHU CANNOT LEARN SURF. I feel I must apologise here. I did not try it, merely I took the word of two people who wrote in saying he could. I tried it when someone emailed me saying they couldn't. Pikachu cannot Surf. I apologise for not trying it myself. From now on, I will test everything before adding it as fact. 2.4.3 Thunder Stone Pikachu will NOT use the Thunderstone! Thus leaving this question: How the heck do you get a Raichu? (There are no Pikachu in the game besides the one you start with). Just as on the cartoon; Pikachu chose not to evolve, deciding it would fight Raichu for the honour of Pikachus everywhere. And it whupped ass too. 2.4.4 Pikachu talks! You can't hear it on a ROM (for whatever reason) but there are indeed samples in this game! Pika! Pikachu! 2.5 Team Rocket Yes, it's true, Team Rocket appear in the game! I'm talking Jessie and James here! Just as you are about to leave Mt. Moon they come running over and battle you! They fight with Ekans, Meowth and Koffing! After you beat them they dissappear, like Giovanni. You meet them three times more, in the Casino/Rocket base (just before Giovanni), Lavender Tower (you beat them to save Mr. Fuji, and they have Arbok and Weezing now! (But still just Meowth :) ) And finally the Silph co. Building, just before Giovanni). And yes, just like the cartoon, they are easily beaten! For more info on Team Rocket in this game, visit my Team Rocket sanctuary: http://www.jedah.force9.co.uk/TeamRocket.html (the page for Rockets in yellow is RocketYellow.html) 2.6. Anything different during the game 2.6.1 Nurse Joy Nurse Joy is at every Pokemon Centre, with her/their Chansey(s)! 2.6.2 Pokemon sprites Chansey has been redrawn in it's pen at Fuschia City. Also there is an Oddish sprite and a Sandshrew, and a Bulbasaur. The last three are all in a house in Cerulean City. 2.6.3 Officer Jenny Officer Jenny is in Vermillion City, but also in Cerulean (of course, there ARE lots of her, y'know) 2.6.4 Two Pikachus? The hut at the bottom of Fuschia City, inside, there is a Pikachu walking around! 2.6.5 Computer Options/Boxes There are some new options on the computer system, they are for the printer. You only get 8 boxes on this version, but the first box stores 40. I have noticed that the game saves much faster when you "change box." 2.6.6 Trading The people you trade with are generally asking for different things in this game. See 2.14. 2.6.7 Pokemon learn moves faster? I'm not sure about anyone besides Pikachu learning new moves, but, I have noticed Pokemon learn skills faster. Butterfree for example gets confusion as soon as it evolves, rather than level 12! It gets all it's other skills faster too! Jeez, how much of an advantage does a Poke Yellow player have over the others?? 2.6.8 Casino The Pokemon are the most expensive here of any version1 Ouchie! Using my limited ability to translate, I have found out what the Pokemon are for sale: Scyther 6500 Pinsir 6500 (Taking a guess) Porygon 9999 Vulpix 1000 (The only place you can get it?) Abra 230 Wigglytuff 2680 2.6.9 JIGGLYPUFF! The Jigglypuff that sings in Viridian City puts Pikachu to sleep! He stops following you around until you talk to him, when he is asleep. 2.6.10 Old Man In Viridian City You know the old guy who blocks your path or something? The guy who shows you how to use a Pokeball? (We'll just ignore Professor Oak using one earlier...) Instead of trying to get Weedle and succeeds, this time he tries to get Rattatta and he succeeds.... Sometimes, anyway. 2.7 Missing Pokemon To ensure that Pokemon Yellow offers no distinct advantage over the previous versions/colours (yeah right, you can get Charmander, Bulbasaur AND Squirtle?? O--k, fair...), 11 Pokémon are unattainable again. Although I can't be certain at this time, here are my guesses as to which ones they are (note there are 13, so at least 2 of these must be wrong, or perhaps not....): Weedle (None in Viridian Forest or anywhere else, but many "Bug Catchers" have them) Kakuna (again, many bug catchers have them) Beedrill (One of the Bug Catchers near Cerulean City has two of them though) Jynx (though Lorelei of the Elite Four has one. The original place for the trade has been replaced by the "Bulbasaur House.") Raichu: Using the Thunderstone on Pikachu does NOT WORK. He will not take it! And since there are No other Pikachus in the game besides your starting one...... ?? (Lt. Surge has one) Electabuzz Magmar Ekans (No nest on map, unable to find. Jesse has one :) ) Arbok Meowth (No nest on map, unable to find. Team Rocket have one :) ) Persian Koffing (No nest on map. Unable to find. James has one :) ) Weezing NOTE: If you are going to email me to tell me how to find them, DO NOT BOTHER if you are going to say "Trade them from a friend." DUH! It's pretty obvious you'll have to do that for some!!! That's the point of it! I'd say that not being able to get Ekans, Koffing and Meowth is definite (since the game follows the cartoon more so than the others, and they are the villain Pokemon). Jynx probably does exist to trade still, but I can't find it. Electabuzz and Magmar are likely removed to make up for both Scyther and Pinsir (if you remember, Magmar and Pinsir are in the blue game, Scyther and Electabuzz in thr red.). That would leave Raichu as the other possible collectable... leaving the question of how in the hell? :) 2.8 Extra Pokemon in this version I do not mean brand new Pokemon (see the upcoming Silver or Gold, and the cartoon for Togepi :) ), but I mean certain Pokemon you could only get one or the other of in the previous versions. a) Scyther and Pinsir BOTH are in this version :) Both can be found in the same area in the Safari Zone. b) Charmander After Nugget Bridge, there is a man standing on a raised bit of land. He tells you he is not a very good trainer, and is considering letting his Charmander go. If you promise to take care of it (answer yes/top choice) you get a Charmander! -Charizard can learn HM02 (fly) c) Squirtle In Vermillion City, after the trip on the St. Anne, talk to Officer Jenny. She tells you she has a Squirtle she caught who has been causing mischief. If you come back after beating Surge for a Thunder Badge, she recognises you as a good trainer and asks you to take it (Choose Yes/top choice). -The Squirtle is naughty? "Here Comes The Squirtle Squad" anyone? d) Bulbasaur In Cerulean City, there is a house with an Oddish, a Sandshrew and a lady stood next to what looks like a Bulbasaur. Talk to her, and she tells you that she looks after injured Pokemon, and that she nursed Bulbasaur back to health. She adds it needs a good trainer. Note: Nothing I have tried so far has gotten me the Bulbasaur. Not making Pikachu jump up and down, not taking Squirtle, nothing. -Talk to Bulbasaur: "Bubba Zoar!" -She seems similar to Melanie from "Bulbasaur and The Hidden Village." - Brian Bruening says you must get the Cascade Badge first. But about 50 people have written in saying that this is not true. Since I got it after finishing the game... I have no idea when the specific time is that you can then go and get it (unless it is finishing the game). Little help here? - Animal 88 says that you have to get Squirtle and then take it to her. She says something about Squirtle, and then you get the question. - Wesley sez that Ivysaur loses a lot of speed from Bulbasaur, but gains a lot more attack. When it becomes Venusaur, defense falls but attack greatly rises. - I think this might be something similar to the episode "Bulbasaur and The Hidden Village." Melanie could be the girl. After all, there is an Oddish present. e) The four "Tradies" (Gengar, Golem, Alkazam, Machamp) They are available within the game! Or.... so I have heard. Somewhere people trade you wither something for them, or something for their "previous form" (example, someone trades you a Graveler, and it then evolves to Golem because it has been traded). Recently I found Machamp! i) Machamp - In the tunnel that goes between Vermillion and Cerulean, in the north entrance, a kid trades you Machoke if you give him Cubone.... but what? When traded, Machoke evolves! You got yourself a Machamp!!! f) Psyduck - Thanks go out to KazK MM for this. Just north of Vermillion City, in the grassy area where there are trainers, there is a pond, and if you surf on it for a while, you get to fight a Psyduck! Psy-ai-ai! g) Farfetch'd - Thanks to Kazk MM again. South of the hut where you get the Good Rod, there are two grassy areas. In the southern most one (you have to go into the bizarre maze on the left and "cut" through a plant to get to this grassy area), about one in 15 encounters ia a Farfetch'd! You can get them in the wild! Far-far- fetch'd! 2.8.1 Can you catch 150 Pokemon? Regardless of how many of the Pokemon on the list turn out to be catchable, even if you can get all 150, you can't "get" all 150. I count 145 minimum as the very most you can get (without trading with a friend): a) You still can onlu have one of the Hitmon's from the karate dojo: Hitmonlee or Hitmonchan b) You can still only get either Omanyte or Kabuto (thus only Omastar or Kabutops) c) You only get one Eevee, hence one evolution, so you can;t get the other two. Hoeever, you can SEE two evolutions if you do it right (remember Gary has one.). Of course, look on Bill's computer and you see all three anyway. And then there are the missing 13 on the list above.... bringing the number down to 132. Furthermore, it looks like you can get Machamp, but not Gengar, Alkazam or Golem, so in total, I believe you can catch 129 without trading. That's still more than the other colours though. (If I do my maths right, which is unlikely, that'll be 124 on those) The most you will ever SEE is 148 without trading/battling another cartridge. (whichever of the ancient Pokemon you don't get, you'll never see in an evolved form, unless you count the bones of the Kabutops in the museum. Which you don't). Without trading, you can never see a Golem either. 2.9 Mystery Dungeon The layout of the last dungeon is slightly different, with more water sections. Also, there are different Pokemon inside from previously. See the guide on catching Pokemon below. 2.10 Gameboy Printer Some options allow you to make copies of pictures in the game on your Gameboy Printer. I have no clue how this works. However, WarriorZx "The Poke Expert" (uh huh) says: "To use the printer this what you have to do, first turn the game on (duh!) then press the start button, then push the A button; now you should be at the pokedex screen select the pokemon you want to print, you'll see a screen on the right, select the forth option down (make sure you have your printer plugged in) a screen will pop-up and it should start printing." I don't have a printer so I don't know. 2.11 Pikachu surf game! Apparently somewhere in the game is a Pikachu surf type game. You may need to use Pokemon Stadium to get this. I haven't got ANY info on this right now. Just a rumour? -Dozens of people have written in to say that you must complete the tournament mode (don't know which though, whether it is lvl 1-30 or 31-50) with you own Pokemon (from your Gameboy cartridge, i.e. not the crud ones in the game (you know, Snorlax with Surf and all that), and when you complete the tournament you get Surfer Pikachu. Transfer it to your Poke Yellow Cart and you're away! (Although I have Poke Stadium 1, I don't have the GB adaptor, so I can't try it :( ) 2.12 Beating Trainers Due to the change in Pokemon in this game, certain trainers are easier or harder. Here's a guide to some of them. a) Brock Well, sucks to be you! Pikachu can't do anything against Onix or Geodude! (That hurts anyway) So, get a Caterpie, evolve it to Butterfree (hell, it's easy) and use Confusion on them both, and they'll be dead in no time! Another option people are telling me is to use Mankey, but I never found a reason to. Butterfree destroys them. b) Misty A breeze. Pikachu = Electric. Misty's Pokemon = Water. c) Lt. Surge Boy that Raichu is tough. It uses Thunderbolt, and Mega Kick/Punch (could be either). Can it do a Body Slam? Unsure (it hits Pikachu with two on TV). Anyway, here is my suggestion, followed by David Nguyen's, then Brain Bruening's. a) I use my Butterfree. It's fast enough just to go before Raichu and I use Sleep Powder. There's about a 50% chance of it affecting him I have found. After that, just keep smashing him with Confusion, hoping he does not wake up. This should do quite well. My Butterfree WAS Level 29. (As you might guess, I love Butterfree. "Bye Bye Butterfree" made me cry. J/K) b) Use Diglett or Dugtrio, making sure either of them are over level 20. Keep using the Dig Attack and Raichu should lose within a few hits. c) Do the same as above with Geodude (you will have to teach him dig). (C'mon, you must remember the cartoon. Pikachu and Raichu had a bitchin' helluva match.) d) Erika Erika has had a change of Pokemon. The following information is from Sushi. Erika uses Weepinbell, Tangela, Gloom. (If you remember, she used those on the TV show). Seems to me like she is worse in this (on the Blue/Red she has Vileplume and Victreebell instead of Gloom and Weepinbell). e) Koga Bad-ass trainer number 2 :) Again, Sushi provides the following info. Koga uses four Pokemon, starting with three Venonats. They increase in levels, 40, 42 and 46. They all use Toxic (TM 06). His final Pokemon is a level 50 Venomoth! Sushi says that you should use Charizard with Slash or Ember, or a Scyther with Sword Dance and Slash (heh, but who has a Scyther :) ). Psychic attacks and "Rock Slide" are also helpful. (If you remember, Koga used Venonat/moth in the cartoon, but he did have Golbat too). In the original game, Koga used Koffing, Muk, Koffing, Weezing. f) Sabrina Thanks again to Sushi for the following. Originally she used Kadabra, Mr. Mime, Venomoth and Alkazam. Now she has gone all psychic and uses Abra, Kadabra, and Alkazam! Abra: L50(!) Teleport, Flash, and i think Psywave Kadabra: L50(!!) Psywave, Recover, Psychic, and Kinesis Alakazam: L50 (holy s*&t!!!) Reflect, Psywave, Psychic, and Recover Sushi suggests using Dugtrio (Slash, Dig), Charizard (Slash) and Dodrio (Drill Peck), and suggests that your Pokemon be over lvl 40. My suggestion is to use Gyrados and attack Alkazam at least with Surf. I don't know why, but at the end of the game, when Gary Oak used his Alkazam, my Gyrados always puts it out with one hit using Surf. (If you remember the TV show, Sabrina uses Abra, but it evolves into Kadabra during the fight. Totally against the game, but hey :) ) g) Blaine HOW TO GET TO BLAINE: Each trainer in his Gym is stood in front of a computer that asks a trivia question. If you get it wrong, you must face a trainer. If you get it right, the door opens. Regardless, if you beat the trainer the door opens. Being Japanese, you have to guess. The following info comes from Sushi again. In the original Blaine has Growlithe, Rapidash, Ponyta, and Arcanine. However, he uses the following now: L48 Ninetales: Uses Confuse Ray, Flamethrower, Tail Whip, and Quick Attack. L50 Rapidash: Uses Take Down, Fire Spin, Stomp, and Growl. L54(!)Arcanine: Uses Take Down, Reflect, Flamethrower, and Fire Blast. Sushi recommends using anything you got from Seafoam Islands (my example: Articuno :) ), since most are water based (I would also recommend Cloyster and Blastoise). He defeated Ninetales with Gyrados's Surf. A sinmilar story with Rapidash, using Charizard Slash also. Arcanine is the toughest (agreed). Sushi used a Chansey with it's huge amount of hits, and when Arcanine uses take down it damages itself too. It killed itself :) (In the cartoon (SPOILER) Blaine uses Magmar) h) Giovanni Sushi provides info on the final Gym Leader ("The Boss" :) ): L50 Dugtrio: Uses Earthquake, Sand Attack, Dig, and Fissure. L53 Persian: Uses Fury Swipes, Double Team, Screech, and Slash. L53 Nidoqueen: Uses Thunder, Earthquake, Tail Whip, (unsure if it has 4th attack) L55 Nidoking: Uses Thunder, Double Kick, Earthquake, and Leer. L55 Rhydon: Uses Fury Attack, Earthquake, Horn Drill, and Rock Slide. The only difference being that he has a Persian instead of a Rhyhorn (to Meowth's lament :)). Gyrados or flying Pokemon will defeat Dugtrio easily. Fighting Pokemon (Hitmonlee Rolling Kick) should defeat Persian no trouble. Nidoqueen and King are hard. The best strategy is to use Hypnosis or other forms of sleep, and then Dream Eater if available (Sushi used Kadabra with hypnosis and the Dream Eater TM. I used Haunter who had Eater anyway. Woulda used Gengar if possible :( ). Rhydon can be taken down easily with water attacks. (Ash never faces Giovanni for badge 8 on the cartoon. He faces.... sigh... Team Rocket) THE ELITE FOUR The group I used against these four in my guide below were/are: Pikachu, Gyrados, Haunter, Articuno, Charizard, and a jobber (I always take a weak Pokemon along, and allow it to gain a lot of XP. If I definitely want to win I take either Blastoise or Venusaur. Usually Venusaur because Blastoise kinda just stands there if Gyrados is on :) ). (Moves supplied by David Lee) i) Lorelei Dewgong: Take Down, Rest, Aurora Beam, Bubblebeam Cloyster: Spike Cannon, Ice Beam, Supersonic, Clamp Slowbro: Surf, Withdraw, Amnesia, Psychic Jynx: Double Slap, Thrash, Lovely Kiss, Ice Punch Lapras: Body Slam, Confuse Ray, Blizzard, Hydro Pump Here is how I defeated them. Dewgong: One hit with Thunder. Cloyster: One hit with Thunder. Slowbro: One hit with Thunder. Jynx: Put to sleep with Haunter, then constant Dream Eater. Lapras: Two hits with Thunderbolt. Oh, in case you couldn't tell, the electric attacks were by Pikachu :) j) Bruno Bruno: Onix: Slam, Screech, Dig, Rock Slide Hitmonchan: Ice Punch, Thunder Punch, Fire Punch, Double Team Hitmonlee: Double Kick, Double Team, Mega Kick, Hi Jump Kick (or Jump Kick?) Onix: Slam, Screech, Earthquake, Rock Slide Machamp: Karate Chop, Leer, Submission, Strength Here's my way: Both Onixes are killed in one hit by Surf from Gyrados. The rest are put to sleep by Haunter and Dream Eater kills them all with one hit. k) Agatha Gengar: Psychic, Mega Drain, Confuse Ray, Substitute Golbat: Leech Life, Wing Attack, Supersonic, Toxic Haunter: Lick, Confuse Ray, Hypnosis, Dream Eater Arbok: Acid, Wrap, Screech, Glare Gengar: Psychic, Confuse Ray, Hypnosis, Dream Eater This is a tough match. I started with Pikachu and hit Thunder on Gengar. He then usually uses Substitute, so a Thunderbolt cancels it out. It's best to use Articuno and do either Ice Beam or Blizzard on him, it beats him fast. Sometimes she drags Gengar out and sends in Golbat. Golbat and Arbok were easily beaten by my Haunter (Hypnosis, Dream Eater twice). The ghosts can be whupped by Articuno's ice and Pikachu's electricity. But the last Gengar is really hard. l) Lance Gyarados: Bite(?), Leer, Dragon Rage, Hyper Beam Dragonair: Slam, Thunder Wave, Thunder Bolt, Hyper Beam Dragonair: Wrap: Ice Beam, Bubblebeam, Hyper Beam Areodactyl: Swift, Wing Attack, Fly, Hyper Beam Dragonite: Fire Blast, Thunder, Blizzard, Hyper Beam Lance's dragons are not actually that hard. Even Thunderbolt from Pikachu kills Gyrados in one hit. Articuno's ice beam kills both Dragonairs in one hit. Pikachu's thunder kills Aerodactyl in one hit. Dragonite can be tough.... until he's put to sleep by Haunter :) m) Gary Oak (Rival) Gary changes his Pokemon depending on what Eevee he ends up with, but here is how I beat the team he uses: Sandslash Alkazam Magneton Exeggutor Cloyster Flareon Sandslash is beaten with one Surf from Gyrados. Alkazam I usually beat with Articuno, one or two Blizzards should do it. Magneton I always find hard to beat for some reason, use Pikachu against him to cencel out his attacks perhaps, but then again so are yours. I usually just go to my backup plan, Haunter. Exeggutor burns well :) One or Two Flamethrowers. Cloyster fails to remember what happened to Lorelei's and gets Thunder between the eyes. Finally, GAry's "best Pokemon," Flareon, comes in..... and gets Surf twice and is kaput. Gary's Team changes as follows: The first two are always the same. Then, if he has Flareon, the team is as above. If Jolteon, the team is Ninetales, Exeggutor, Cloyster, Jolteon. If he has Vaporeon, the team is Exxegutor, Ninetales, Magneton, Vaporeon. That's the game done! But of course there's more to do afterwards! Ya' gotta catch 'em all! 2.13 How to find certain one-off Pokemon What I mean is how to find the Pokemon you can only have one of. Obviously, I havn't included Bulbasaur, Charmander, Squirtle, Pikachu, the rare birds, or Mewtwo. This is a section for me to try and answer queries. a) Lickitung: Catch wild in the Mystery Dungeon. The one you trade has now moved tower and is for Dugtrio, not Slowbro. b) Tangela: It turns out that this Pokemon is not a one off, and you can get them in the Safari Zone. The man in the tower previously mentioned does not trade you Tangela for Parasect, it instead works the other way around. -Cait Sith = It is not a one off in Blue or Red either, you can get them South Of Pallet. c) Jynx: See 2.7. There is also a rumour that Jynx can be caught at Seafoam Islands, but I have never seen one. d) Mr. Mime: You trade Clefairy, not Abra. e) Pikachu: Alright, I get a LOT of emails telling me that whomever has found a wild Pikachu. Sigh. Some people have found them in Viridian Forest. Some in the Power Plant. One in the Indigo Plateau. Urrrgh. Why exactly do you think you get PIKACHU at the beginning? Now, something more promising was speculated by William Chau, something I was also thinking about. The guy in the hut south of Fuschia who has a Pikachu. Could it be you somehow bribe him for/steal/beat up and take (g) his Pikachu? Then evolve it into Raiiii-chuuu? Who knows. -According to "SithLord" this house is for the Gameboy Printer. Makes sense. The computer type thing in the corner does look like a printer. But why is there a Pikachu? 2.14 Traders: Who Wants What Hopefully in time every tradee will be added here. For now though: Boy in house near Viridian Forest: Trade him Clefairy, get Mr. Mime. Boy in tunnel entrance near Cerulean City: Trade him Cubone, get Machoke (becomes Machamp) Old Man in Cinnabar Laboratory: Trade him Golduck, get Rhydon. Lady in Cinnabar Laboratory: Trade her Growlithe, get Dewgong. Lab technician in Cinnabar Laboratory: Trade him Kangashkhan, get Muk. Chef in Fuschia Watchtower: Trade him Tangela, get Parasect. 2.15 GYRADOS GYRADOS CAN BE CAUGHT IN THE WILD!!!!! Yes! Outside the Warden's house in Fuschia City, at the pond you usually only get Magikarps and Poliwags from, if you use the Super Rod, about 1 in ten fights will be against a GYRADOS! My favourite Pokemon is now collectable in the wild! I choose 6 of 'em! (And then Pikachu defeats every single one. Flying AND Water? It's an electric magnet :( ) 2.16 Pokemon Locations A list of Pokemon in order and where you can find them on the map (if you can). THIS SECTION IS INCOMPLETE! I'm gonna need your help on this baby. Wesley provided the following list, mostly. Other contributions have been added into it. Pallet Town: Pikachu (ONE), (fish) Staryu, Tentacool, Magikarp Route 1: Pidgey, Rattata Route 2: Pidgey, Rattata, Nidoran F, Nidoran M Route 22: Rattata, Spearow, Nidoran F, Nidoran M, Mankey, (fish) Poliwag Viridian City: (Fish) Poliwag Viridian Forest: Caterpie, Metapod, Pidgey, Pidgeotto Routes 3,4: Rattata, Spearow, Sandshrew, Mankey Mt. Moon: Zubat, Paras, Clefairy, Geodude, Sandshrew Cerulean City: Bulbasaur (ONE) Route 24: Pidgey, Pidgeotto, Oddish, Venonat, Bellsprout, Charmander (ONE), (Fish) Krabby, Kingler Route 25: Pidgey, Pidgeotto, Oddish, Venonat, Bellsprout, (Fish) Krabby, Kingler Routes 5,7: Pidgey, Pidgeotto, Rattata, Jigglypuff, Abra Route 6: Pidgey, Pidgeotto, Rattata, Jigglypuff, Abra, (surf) Psyduck, Golduck, (Fish) Goldeen Vermillion City: Squirtle (ONE), (Fish) Tentacool Route 11: Pidgey, Pidgeotto, Rattata, Drowsee, (Fish) Tentacool Diglett's Cave: Diglett, Dugtrio Route 9: Rattata, Raticate, Spearow, Fearow, Nidoran F, Nidorina, Nidoran M, Nidorino, (Fish) Krabby, Kingler Route 10: Rattata, Raticate, Nidoran F, Nidoran M, Machop, Magnemite Rock Tunnel: Zubat, Machop, Geodude, Onix Route 8: Pidgey, Pidgeotto, Rattata, Jigglypuff, Abra, Kadabra Celadon City: (Exchange) Vulpix, Abra, Wigglytuff, Pinsir, Scyther, Porygon, (Fish) Goldeen Saffron City: HitmonChan, Hitmonlee, Lapras. Pokemon Tower Gastly, Haunter, Cubone Routes 12: Pidgey, Pidgeotto, Oddish, Gloom, Bellsprout, Weepinbell, Farfetch'd, (surf) Slowpoke, Slowbro, Snorlax(only one), (Fish) Horsea, Seadra Route 13: Pidgey, Pidgeotto, Oddish, Gloom, Bellsprout, Weepinbell, Farfetch'd, (surf) Slowpoke Slowbro, (fish) Horsea, Seadra Routes 14,15: Pidgeotto, Oddish, Gloom, Venonat, Venomoth, Bellsprout, Weepinbell Fuschia City: (Fish) Magikarp, Poliwag, Goldeen, Gyrados. Safari Zone: Nidoran F, Nidorina, Nidoran M, Nidorino, Paras, Parasect, Exeggcute, Cubone, Marowak, Rhyhorn, Chansey, Tangela, Kangaskhan, Scyther, Pinsir, Tauros, (Fish) Magikarp, Goldeen, Dratini, Dragonair (?????) Routes 16: Rattata, Raticate, Spearow, Fearow, Doduo, Snorlax(only one), (Fish) Shellder, Goldeen, Poliwag Route 17: Fearow, Ponyta, Doduo, Dodrio, (Fish) Shellder, Goldeen, Poliwag Route 18: Rattata, Raticate, Spearow, Fearow, Doduo Power Plant: Magnemite, Magneton, Grimer, Muk, Voltorb, Electrode(two only), Zapdos (only only) Route 19,20:(surf) Tentacool, (fish) Staryu, Tentacool, Magikarp. Seafoam Islands: Articuno(only one), Zubat, Golbat, Slowpoke, Slowbro, Seel, Dewgong, Krabby, Kingler, (surf) Tentacool, (fish) Staryu, Tentacool, Magikarp. Pokemon Mansion: Rattata, Raticate, Growlithe, Grimer, Muk, Ditto Route 21: Pidgey, Pidgeotto, Rattata, Raticate, (surf) Tentacool, (fish) Staryu, Tentacool, Magikarp Route 23: Fearow, Nidorina, Nidorino, Mankey, Primeape, (fish) Poliwag, Poliwhirl Victory Road: Zubat, Golbat, Machoke, Geodude, Graveller, Onix, Moltres(only one) Unknown Dungeon: Sandslash, Golbat, Gloom, Venomoth, Weepinbell, Graveller, Lickitung, Rhyhorn, Rhydon, Chansey, Ditto, Mewtwo (only one), (fish) Goldeen, Seaking 2.17 New Pokedex entries All of the Pokedex text entries are also brand new. Some of them are pretty good. Some are very insulting (it implies Caterpie stinks, not meaning it sucks, but that it smells. Bastards). 3.0 HELP THIS GUIDE 3.1. How to help this guide If you know anything that is unclear in this guide, please email me with the information, and if it's kosher, I'll put it in and credit you! Specifically: -Which Pokemon on my missing list are actually obtainable? -Where do you get Gengar, Golem, Alkazam? -Did I miss any new features? -Tips to beat the trainers (Elite Four only now please. Well, Gary too.) -Locations of Pokemon (YELLOW VERSION ONLY!) Email any suggestions for improvement or new sections, or answers, to TeamRocket@Jedah.force9.net Please note that hoaxes are pretty pointless. I've had 6 people email me saying "I GOT RAICHU!" yet, when I ask them to say WHERE and HOW, most never reply. One said "Uh, I dunno." So, it appears there may be a possibility of Raichu. But I won't add it until I know for sure. Also, people keep saying "they got Mew," and then just sending me the extract from the Mew FAQ. Lovely. Can we have some kind of better confirmation? 3.1.1 Answered questions -Is MissingNo in this version? Wesley says no. Anyone else? -Is Mew in the game? I got a picture from the ROM the other day mailed to me that indeed shows Mew on the Pokedex, newly drawn. It appears the answer is "yes." However, it could have simply been traded from another cart, or got via Gameshark, BUT, since it looks like a ROM image, and as yet there is no Emulator that runs Pokemon where you can trade, I'd say Mew is in it. Phew! 3.2 Where to download this guide New versions are always available first at: Team Rocket, Blasts Off At The Speed Of Light: My own Team Rocket site! http://www.jedah.force9.co.uk/TeamRocket.html Usually they can be found a few days later at: Gamefaqs: A great place to get info on ALL games! www.gamefaqs.com About.com Guide to Video Game Strategies: Another site in the same fashion as GameFAQS! http://vgstrategies.about.com If you stole this FAQ wihout consent, you're a dick. If you said I gave you permission, but I actually didn't, you're a dick. I could care less if you put my guide on your site anymore. But under no circumstances may it be altered or changed into an HTML document without my permission. But I assure you, anybody emailing me about release 1.1 will have their post deleted. 3.3 Legal bit This FAQ is copyright Jedah, aka Mr. Schofield, and taking any information and using it for profit without asking me/sending me a share of the profit will result in you getting hit with a big hammer, or, lawsuit. There's a simple thing called ASKING. I always reply to any email, provided it is in good taste. -THIS FAQ MAY NOT BE MODIFIED IN ANY WAY EXCEPT BY ME! It was the first of it's kind generally available on the internet and I pride myself on that! 3.4 Disclaimer Pokemon, Team Rocket, Pikachu and most of the other names used in this FAQ are trademark and copyright of Nintendo, Game Freak and Creatures. I take no credit for this awesome, awesome game, nor would I even try to. 3.5 Thanks go to... I get a LOT of feedback on this guide. I'd like to thank everyone who emails me with polite questions, praise and advice. It's for people like those guys why I'm doing it. Some people have been fantastic contributors, others provide less, but sometimes more valuable info. A neutral grunt goes out to those that email me to tell me they got Raichu or the 13 missing Pokemon. An evil growl goes out to those telling me things from 5 editions ago, because they are getting their guide from unofficial sources. And a little mention to Joanna, who really made me laugh (not evilly or anything). -Nintendo, Creatures and Game Freak, for making Pokemon! -GameFAQS for putting this guide up! (The first of it's kind there!!!!) -Icebrand; Bulbasaur, Dratini, Shellder, Printer Info. -KazK MM; Psyduck, Shellder, Dratini and Farfetch'd. -Brain Bruening; Bulbasaur, Squirtle, Casino, Boxes, Brock, Lt. Surge, -Garrett Beaty for pointing out Two Magmars on the missing list. -David Nguyen for suggesting a section on beating the trainers/info on Lt. Surge -Kaneda for some information on translated ROM -Jarvis; ROM info, Dux (the Farfetch'd). Cartoon info. -Mew for information on Thunderbolt and Thunder for Pikachu -Wesley; Psyduck's, Farfetch'd, Missingno, Pikachu's moves, Pokemon Locations, Venusaur, Charizard, release date, and pointing out an "illegal" reproduction of this FAQ! -Yohsuke Kimura (Sushi) for a wealth of information on the Gym leaders. -MHSong: Mystery Dungeon Pokemon, wild Lickitung, WILD GYRADOS!! -Cait Sith; Jigglypuff, Raichu, Tangela. -WarriorZX on Printer. -Mew39443; Pikachu can't learn Surf. -William Chau; New, possibly true speculation on Raichu, and pointing out an "illegal" reproduction of this FAQ! -SithLord; Hut (Hutt? (g)) south of Fuschia. -Angel about trading with coloured cartridges. -Lee Funk also on coloured cartridges. -Animal 88 for Bulbasaur new rumour. -David Lee on the Elite Four's Pokemon 3.6 "Mew Idiot!" I'll apologise for this section in advance. At time of it's creation I'm being thrown out of university for some crap reason or other, I'm lonely, poor*, etc. So from now on all lame rumours I get sent will be put here. At least this will give some people a chance to be in this FAq, in a way, and that's all they want really. -Pikachu evolves by level -Raichu in the power plant -Get Mew next to a sign in the Viridian Forest that says "Gary Was Here, Ash Is A Loser" -Stupid St Anne trick to get Mew -Togepi from Cinnabar Islands -Raichu given to you by Surge -Fight new boss, Professor Oak -Can catch Meowth -Weedles can be caught -Gengar can be caught in Lavender Tower -Pikachu learns Surf (grr) -Game Domain actually asked me if they could use my work (HAH!) -Hogou is in the game as the 4th rare bird. -You get Togepi if you beat Misty again -"Duh, I got a Yoshi" -Pikablu. Nuff said. Now, Togepi and Hogou could be in there somewhere, but it is HIGHLY unlikely. As are the rest. * but still wealthy-ish. Makes no sense.... 3.7 And Finally.... Why did I take the Gameshark codes out? They dont work on the English version, so that should save a lot of "THESE CODES DON'T WORK" things. The game really does rule in English. As you may note, I don't really care if you put this guide on your site anymore. It didn't stop people before. Too much hassle over jobbers who think they're the shit because they ripped off my guide. So what? Whatcha gun' do, brag to your bitch about it?