.______ ______ __ ___ _______ .___ ___. ______ .__ __. | _ \ / __ \ | |/ / | ____|| \/ | / __ \ | \ | | | |_) | | | | | | ' / | |__ | \ / | | | | | | \| | | ___/ | | | | | < | __| | |\/| | | | | | | . ` | | | | `--' | | . \ | |____ | | | | | `--' | | |\ | | _| \______/ |__|\__\ |_______||__| |__| \______/ |__| \__| FR/LG Fire Red/Leaf Green Gym Guide By Jason Shen The First, last, and only Version!!! Table of Contents: A. Legal stuff B. Brief facts about me* C. Introduction (the real one!) 1. Updates(may include credit) D. Let's get started! E. Gyms ahead-Look out! a. Pewter City Gym b. Cerulean City Gym c. Vermillion City Gym d. Celedon City Gym e. Fuschia City Gym f. Saffron City Gym g. Cinnabar Island Gym h. Viridian City Gym i. Elite four-NOT :P F. Credits and other stuff *Removed due to personal reasons. A. Legal Stuff Copyright 2004 as of right now! Any illegal reproduction or Counterfeiting or just simply "copying" this Gym Guide without my consent is STRICTLY prohibited. I will be after your hide and will be very mad if you do this! C. Introduction As some of you people might know, this is a remake of Pokemon Red and Blue, but with additional features, such as the Sevii islands. Other than that, it should be a breeze for all you Red and Blue players! So let's go! C. Let's get started! Ok, so here's the order of how the badges go: first is the Boulderbadge. Second is the Cascade badge. Third is the Thunder badge. Fourth is the Rainbow badge. Fifth is the Soul badge. Sixth is the Marsh Badge. Seventh is the Volcano badge. And finally there's the Earth badge, the badge that signal's the disbanding of Team Rocket!(or does it...) 1. Updates + addition credit - 11/17/06: I finally figured out to update!!! - 11/17/06: Turns out that people couldn't fight Sabrina before Koga...that's my bad. Mucho credit to GameFAQs user, mattlorrigan. Thanks man. - 11/17/06: Credit to a specific user on Gamefaqs. I dunno if he's still on GameFAQs(IM: InfernoNick18). But wherever he is, I'm hecka sorry. D. Gyms ahead-Look out! a. Pewter City Gym Ah! Your first gym city! (Well technically your second because of Viridian City) This one should be very easy for you. If it isn't, you have a problem. If you chose Bulbasaur or Squirtle, you should be a-ok with this gym. If you chose Charmander, that's fine as well because Charmander can learn Metal Claw, which is a steel technique. And steel ABSOLUTELY wrecks Rock pokemon. so you should be fine all the way. Well, here we go! Camper Geodude lvl. 10 Sandshrew lvl. 11 As you might notice, this guy has a pure ground pokemon, and this gym is meant solely for rock, right? Hey, it doesn't matter. Some rock pokemon are ground type, as well. If you have Squirtle/Bulbasaur, then that job is done. If you chose Charmander, you can either use the metal claw that it should learn later or pick up a Mankey back at route 22(left of Viridian city) and get it to learn Low Kick, which wrecks heavy pokemon. No problem? Good! Now let's go to the gym leader, Brock! Gym Leader Brock Geodude lvl. 12 Onix lvl. 14 This shouldn't be too hard for whichever pokemon you chose. Against Geodude, use Squirtle/Bulbasaur to whup it. If you chose Charmander, use Metal Claw. Kill it fast before it uses Rock throw/Rock tomb! Once you sweep through that, then you're up against Onix! If you got Mankey back at route 22, get it to learn Low Kick and do that versus Onix. Onix will literally topple over and BAM! it's done! After that, you earned your first gym badge, the Boulder badge! Yipee! ah-hem... anyway, after that, you get tm 38, which is Rock Tomb. rock Tomb is an OK rock attack that lowers speed(for obvious reasons). So let's move on! b. Cerulean City Gym This is the second city gym you'll be in. Getting nervous? Well, it's not too late to go train some more! This gym is based on water pokemon, so if you got a Pikachu back in Viridian Forest, then you're set to go. If you chose Bulbasaur, then you're set, too! But if you chose Charmander or Squirtle, then you'll need that Pikachu. But if you didn't, then don't despair! Just nab an Oddish/Bellsprout(depending on your version), train it, and then you're set to go! Male Swimmer Horsea lvl. 16 Shellder lvl. 16 Jr. Trainer Goldeen lvl. 19 If you got a grass pokemon, watch out for Goldeen because she knows the Peck technique, which is a flying type attack, which wrecks grass type. If you have Electric type, then you should be able to breeze through this. After that, it's time to face Misty! Gym leader Misty Staryu lvl. 18 Starmie lvl. 21 These guys are toughies if you don't watch your back. A well leveled Pikachu should be able to survive and kill these annoying but powerful pokemon. If you're Pikachu's too weak, though, Staryu will cut through you like paper. If you chose a grass type, you should have no problem. She'll be using X Defends, X Speeds, and all those other battle-enhancing things. So watch out. Be careful about her Water Pulse attack. Not only is it powerful, but it confuses too! So if you have grass pokemon, use it to stall to heal your Pikachu if it got hurt. Watches out for her Starmie's recover technique. She'll use that at the last second wasting all of that hard work you've done to hurt her Starmie! Anyway, if you get lucky with a critical hit and knock out her Starmie, then you've just won the Cascade badge!!! In addition, you've also won tm 03 which contains water pulse. Yays! So right now you got 2 badges. Time to move on to the third badge! c. Vermillion city Gym Beautiful city, this place is. The wonderful smell of the ocean, the beautiful view of the ocean as well. It better be careful about Lt. Surge because it's going to get electrified! That's right, the gym is based on electric pokemon! Unfortunetly, all the pokemon that you might've picked up will not be super effective versus electric pokemon ;_; But don't worry! You can pick up a diglett from Diglett's cave and train it to be the ultimate Electric short circuiter! But by now, you might've noticed that there's a tree interfering your way to the gym. That's ok, because you can pick up a Cut HM in the SS Anne! Give it to a pokemon that can know cut and you're set to go in! Sailor Pikachu lvl. 21 Pikachu lvl. 21 Engineer Voltorb lvl. 21 Magnemite lvl. 21 Gentlemen Pikachu lvl. 23 This shouldn't be a problem if you have Diglett with dig or Magnitude. Other pokemon that are non-water will work as well except versus Magnemite, which are part steel. But Ground attacks absolutely wreck them, so after you open that door, the you're ready to face Lt. Surge! Gym Leader Lt. Surge Voltorb lvl. 21 Pikachu lvl. 18 Raichu lvl. 24 Diglett will finish these guys with AT LEAST one shot, if not about two. DON'T use any other pokemon because Lt. Surge's pokemon will destroy it. Raichu is probably the most powerful pokemon he has, and with Diglett's weak defense power and Raichu's solid attack score, Diglett needs to finish it, and QUICK. If it's not finised quickly enough, you'll need someone to stall (and possibly maul Raichu, if needed) to revive Diglett if you have a Revive or not. Once done, you've received the Thunder Badge! Wo-hoo! That's gym badge number 3! Let's move on! d. Celedon City Gym Wow, Celedon City...By far the largest city and most beautiful in the entire world... ah-hem! Anyway, besides the Game Corner and Team Rocket being there (Doh! Darn them spoilers!) Let's go to the gym, where grass pokemon is the weapon here. Note:I don't really have my umm... sources with me, so pokemon will be listed right now. Sorry! :( But hey! Don't despair! I know this gym inside out! Ok, if you started with Charmander, you should have no problem. But if you chose other starters, don't worry! There's flying and possibly psychic pokemon before you got here! So if you don't have them yet, pick 'em up, train them, and start fighting in there!!! Note...again: I might not have the trainers' pokemon list, but fortunately, I have the gym leader's pokemon list! All is not lost yet!!! Anyway, here's the line-up from Erica: Victreebell lvl. 24 Tangela lvl. 24 Vileplume lvl. 29 Again, fire will breeze through this, as well as flying. Psychic will too, but it doesn't have the partial resaistance to grass as from flying and fire. So psychic guys need to beat up the part-poison Victreebell and Vileplume. Tangela is pure grass(I think...) cuz my Kadabra never had a "super effective!" dialog. So you'll want to use flying or fire against this walking ball of noodles with red shoes. Once entering victory, you'll finally get the Rainbow badge!!!!!Yay!!! Time to move on to Gym #5!!! e. Fuschia City Gym Fuschia City...looks very quiet, aside from the Safari zone(which some of you are very excited about), but for those who are itching to fight the Gym leader, follow me!!! Ok, this gym had invisible walls in my experience with R/B/Y/G/S/C, and well...they still do. It's disturbing, I know, but you can feel your way through, so it shouldn't be too hard. Some of these trainers will carry pokemon like Drowzee and Hypno (their not even poison, dammit!!!). They are VERY figgin' annoying using poison gas, smog, confusion, and hypnosis to try and put status inflictions on your poor pokemon...(bastards...)Sorry about my language, and that's a very bad habit, especially for children to see. So I apologize. Anyway, once you feel your way to the center and possibly fight all the trainers, you'll face Koga! I recommend some full heal before fighting him because he'll try to sleep you, poison you, and possibly even paralyze you. So watch out! Here's the line-up: Koffing lvl. 37 Muk lvl. 39 Koffing lvl. 37 Weezing lvl. 43 This is a very tough line-up. If you have kadabra(or possibly Alakazam), you'll have no problem because of Alakazam's high sp. attack and speed, which make sit a quick killer. The weapons to look at for are Muk and maybe Weezing with Explosion. Muk it probably the staller or recuperator of his team. He'll use Acid Armor(which raises sp. defense(bad for your Alakazam!>_<)) and Minimize(which raises evasion, which can be annoying if used many times). So your Alakazam/Kadabra and you will get frustrated against Muk. But with patience, you'll beat it. Weezing has the Explosion ability, which shouldn't be much of a problem if you have other pokemon with you. Once finishing that possibly LONG battle, your done, and you'll get the Soul Badge!!!!! Let's go check out Saffron, shall we? f. Saffron City Gym You have probably noticed that you can't go into the gym cuz there's a S.O.B. Rocket Grunt blocking the doorway. Meanie...anyway, you have to beat Giovanni in the 11th floor in Silph Co. in order for all the Rockets to move out. It's hard work, but once done, you'll be able to fight in the Saffron Gym!!! This gym is full of Psychic, so ghosts should have no problem. The thing is, is that the ghosts that you probably picked up are part- poison, which psychics absolutely wreck. It's OK. No need to panic, as some of the psychics are part-water (coughcoughslowbro and slopokecoughcough), and some psychics have pretty low sp./defense, so your best pokemon should wipe them out. Some pokemon have dark-type techniques, which WRECK psychics, so if you have any of those, you should have no problem. Here's Sabrina's line-up (once you solve the path to the gym leader puzzle O_O): Kadabra lvl. 38 Mr. Mime lvl. 37 Venomoth lvl. 38 Alakazam lvl. 43 I have no idea why she has Venomoth...it's not even Psychic! Even if it did have psychic techniques, it's sp. attack base stat isn't that good, so Venomoth shouldn't be a problem. In this gym, Mr. Mime is the staller. Moves like reflect, light screen, and possibly barrier will make you want to destrow your GBA. Well, DON'T. Just kill it as fast as possible and you'll be alright. Alakazam MAY give you problems, so kill it fast. If necessary, use dark-type techniques like bite and faint attack to whup her psychics to next Tuesday. Then voila! You've just received your 6th badge!!! Onward to Cinnabar!!! g. Cinnabar Island Gym *Whistles*...pretty small city for a gym to be on, let alone an island. Now you probably noticed by now that the gym door is locked. Why? Because you're brain is a piece of pebble!!! I'm joking, so I apologize if I offended you. To get the door to the gym open, you need to get the secret key in the Pokemon Mansion (next door to the gym, can't miss it). Just go throw those switches and you'll eventually get the key along with a couple of tms. Unfortunately, they are not good enough against fire pokemon, which the gym trainers and the gym leader will be using. Do not panic! You should have a water pokemon or a ground pokemon, which both wreck fire. Roock works too, so if you fetched an Onix or a Geodude/Graveler/Golem, you should have no problem. There are riddles in a machine that you have to answer to get the door open. Answer it right and the door opens, but if you get it wrong, then you'll be forced to fight the trainer almost right next to the machine. You might as well get the practice, and Blaine is one tough dog. Once you answered the riddles and hopefully fought some trainers for training, you'll go head-to-head against Blaine!!! Here's the fiery line-up: Growlithe lvl. 42 Ponyta lvl. 40 Rapidash lvl. 41 Arcanine lvl. 47 This battle is VERY hard for me and my pokemon. His Growlithe and Ponyta are a piece of cake, but Rapidash and Arcanine (ESPECIALLY Arcanine) are gonna give you some problems. Rapidash is very ruthless with Take Down and Fire blast, so be careful. If you have full heal, then use those if your pokemon get burned. Arcanine will burn your team up (literally!) if you don't watch your back, so quickly kill it with water, ground, or rock techniques. Arcanine will use Extremespeed, the equivilant of Quick attack, but more powerful and supposedly "faster" than Quick attack. Blaine has a couple of potions (not regular potions, of course!) because he wants to frustrate you. He did it to me, but I turned out to be ok. After a long fought battle, a victory will get you the Volcano badge, the seventh in the world!!! Bada-bing!!! Ah-hem... Anyway, celebrate while you can, but there's still one more badge to go: the Earth badge. Dum-dum-dum-dum!!! h. Viridian City Gym You've been around Viridian City a few times, and you've always wondered why you couldn't get into that gym. Well, it's because it WAY too powerful compared to how you did when you FIRST passed the city. Now you are the equivalent of that gym (if not slightly more powerful) in power. See how much you progressed? You've grown so much powerful than you did the first time around the block! *cries* sniff...you guys grow up too fast...ah-hem. Ok, let's get ourselves focused. You can now enter the gym and get ready to rumble!!! As you might've noticed, this gym has some interesting trainers. The theme is ground, but some are either fighting, poison, or even psychic! How disturbing! But you should know the drill on how to beat these guys: you've already done it once! In addition, there's also a sliding puzzle that you have to get through to get to Giovanni, the Gym leader (gasp! The leader of Team Rocket is the gym leader!!! :O). Wheeee! Fun sliding, huh? Well, after you get though that and finish fighting some trainers, you'll do a final showdown against Giovanni!!! Here's the line-up: Rhyhorn lvl. 45 Dugtrio lvl. 42 Nidoqueen lvl. 44 Nidoking lvl. 45 Rhydon lvl. 50 These guys will be mauled by water, but ground against Nidoking/queen, Rhyhorn, and Rhydon will work fine too, although since they have a pretty high defense score, they won't go down in ONE hit, but maybe two or three. This one is a piece of cake, but if it isn't go train some more and then you'll beat him. If you do beat him, you'll finally get the Earth badge, the badge that signals the disbanding of Team Rocket!!! And it's also the 8th and final badge!!! Yay!!!! Celebrate with me people!!!!!!!!! *dances like an Egyptian* ah-hem...anyway, the badge business is done, so let's move on!!! i. Elite Four-NOT! :P Well, you're probably wondering, "Where's the stuff for the Elite Four? *pouts*" Well, FYI, the Elite Four is not a gym, let alone gyms!!! Too bad for you!!! :P F. Credits and other stuff I'd like to thank the people on the Pokemon Fire Red board for filling me in on the Fire Red stuff. Thanks guys! I'd also like to thank Nintendo for even making up the game. Thanks, Nintendo! I'd also like to thank Gamefaqs for inspiring me to help others in their time of need. Thank you all people, and have a good one. The End.........?