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    Pokemon FireRed/LeafGreen Gym FAQ
    Date Began: June 23rd, 2007
    Date Completed: July 3rd, 2007 (Last updated on July 16th, 2009)
    Version: 1.16
    Author: Jose "ffmasterjose" Escamilla
    Emai: ffmasterjose (at) gmail (dot) com
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    | TABLE OF CONTENTS
    
    I. Introduction.......................................................(Intro)
    II. Rival Battle I....................................................(rbi)
    III. Rival Battle II..................................................(rbii)
    IV. Pewter City Gym...................................................(Pew01)
    V. Rival Battle III...................................................(rbiii)
    VI. Cerulean City Gym.................................................(Cer02)
    VII. Rival Battle IV.................................................(rbiv)
    VIII. Vermillion City Gym............................................(Ver03)
    IX. Rival Battle V...................................................(rbv)
    X. Giovanni Battle I.................................................(Giv01)
    XI. Celadon City Gym..................................................(Cel04)
    XII. Fuchsia City Gym.................................................(Fu05)
    XIII. Rival Battle VI.................................................(rbvi)
    XIV. Giovanni Battle II..............................................(Giv02)
    XV. Saffron City Gym...............................................(Saf06)
    XVI. Cinnabar Island Gym.............................................(Cin07)
    XVII. Viridian City Gym................................................(Vir08)
    XVIII. Rival Battle VII................................................(rbvii)
    XIX. Elite Four Round 1..............................................(E4R1)
    XX. Elite Four Round 2.............................................(E4R2)
    XXI. Legal Information................................................(Legal)
    XXII. Version History...................................................(Ver)
    XXIII. Final Notes......................................................(Fin01)
    
    
    
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    | I. INTRODUCTION (Intro)
    
    Welcome to my second and hopefully one of many more FAQs to come. In this guide
    you will find very (and I mean VERY) detailed information about the various
    Gym Leaders and Trainers found in their respective Gyms, because for the most
    part you have to take them on before challenging the respective Gym Leader. I
    will give battle strategies for every Gym Leader battle that I believe are
    helpful and sometimes often overlooked, and very easy to comprehend. I will
    also give detailed information about the various Rival battles that occur in
    this game, just to see where I can run with that. Throughout this FAQ I will
    mention various Pokemon to use as well as attacks that will help you in the
    midst of battle. However, by no means am I implying that you *should* use
    those Pokemon or attacks. When it comes to in-game, practically anything works
    out well enough to use. I will simply mention that information to help you end
    the battle as quickly and effectively as possible. Amongst many other pieces
    of information I will provide you with the levels of the Pokemon you face in
    Gym battles so that if you so desire you can prepare ahead of time
    accordingly.
    
    Throughout this guide you will notice I do not take the time to list the type
    of information you might find in a general FAQ, such as how to get to a
    certain location. The reason being is, this is a specialized FAQ dealing with
    a specialized subject. For the most part I will only include information
    relative to this guide, though if I feel it's noteworthy to mention I will
    include it. I do not talk about how to Breed Pokemon, IVs and EVs, or things
    of that sort. If you need help with that, the best thing to do would be to
    consult another FAQ that deals with that subject.
    
    I wrote this FAQ because at the time there was only one other Gym Guide FAQ,
    and quite frankly I felt I could put out a better quality guide than of that
    already posted. I want this guide to be the definitive resource for Gym
    Leader battles, and I feel it can really help out a wide variety of people.
    So with that being said, it's on to the FAQ itself!
    
    
    
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    | II. Rival Battle I (rbi)
    
    This is not only your first Pokemon battle of the game, but it is also the
    first one of this FAQ. While some may not consider this to be a real Rival
    battle because of the tutorial interruptions I still list it just for the sake
    of completion. This is not only a mini-preview of your future Pokemon battles
    to come, but also how the information in this guide is organized.
    
    Trainer: Rival
    Pokemon: Charmander LV 5 Male (If Bulbasaur was your starter)
             Type: Fire
             Moveset: Scratch, Growl
             EXP: 69
    
             Squirtle LV 5 Male (If Charmander was your starter)
             Type: Water
             Moveset: Tackle, Tail Whip
             EXP: 70
    
             Bulbasaur LV 5 Male (If Squirtle was your starter)
             Type: Grass/Poison
             Moveset: Tackle, Growl
             EXP: 67
    Rewards: $80
    
    Strategy: So the strategy here is very basic. This is for the most part a
    tutorial match just so you can get the hang of battles. If you did some
    exploring in your room when the game started and managed to withdraw the
    Potion item from the PC this battle will be a breeze. Just chip away at your
    Rival's selected Pokemon while making sure you keep your own HP up. Don't be
    afraid to use that Potion if you feel the need comes up. Critical Hits can
    pop up at anytime. Defeat your Rival this first time for some easy cash and
    an additional level to your starting Pokemon.
    
    
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    | III. Rival Battle II (rbii)
    
    This fight is optional but it's not too difficult to win, plus you could use
    the experience points and a little cash never hurt anyone. Just like in every
    other Rival battle, it is subjective based off what starting Pokemon you
    selected. If you wish to fight this battle simply head west from Viridian
    City, eventually you'll be stopped by your Rival.
    
    Trainer: Rival
    Pokemon: Pidgey LV 9 Male
             Type: Normal/Flying 
             Moveset: Tackle, Sand-Attack
             EXP: 105
    
             Charmander LV 9 Male (If Bulbasuar was your starter)
             Type: Fire
             Moveset: Scratch, Growl
             EXP: 124
    
             Squirtle LV 9 Male (If Charmander was your starter)
             Type: Water
             Moveset: Tackle, Tail Whip
             EXP: 126
    
             Bulbasaur: LV 9 Male (If Squirtle was your starter)
             Type: Grass/Poison
             Moveset: Tackle, Growl
             EXP: --
    Rewards: $144
    
    Strategy: Your second bout against your Rival isn't much more troublesome than
    the first. He'll always have that Pidgey out in front. But oddly enough, even
    though the Pidgey is at LV 9 it doesn't have Gust at it's disposal. Nor will
    Charmander or Squirtle have Ember or Bubble to annoy you. So as you can see
    this won't be too hard. If you selected Charmander as your starting Pokemon I
    suggest you catch a Pikachu from Viridian Forest - not only will it absolutely
    dominant in this battle but it will come in handy later. If you took the time
    to catch some of the local Pokemon around here or even in Viridian Forest, and
    trained them to about the same level as your Rival's two Pokemon this will be
    a breeze. Pidgey's Sand-Attack can get very annoying if it's used numerous
    times, so if you don't want to risk a fainted Pokemon in this battle just
    switch out to another Pokemon. All in all this is an easy battle, and one
    you're more than capable of handling.
    
    
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    | IV. PEWTER CITY GYM (Pew01)
    
    This is the first Gym you take on, and it just happens to be the most simple
    in terms of layout, design, and difficulty. There's only one way to go, and
    that's up. Right to your very first Gym Trainer. Only one Trainer stands
    between you and the Gym Leader, so that's kind of nice.
    
    Trainer: Camper Liam
    Pokemon: Geodude LV 10 Male
             Type: Rock/Ground
             Moveset: Tackle, Defense Curl
             EXP: 183
    
             Sandshrew LV 11 Male
             Type: Ground
             Moveset: Scratch, Defense Curl, Sand-Attack
             EXP: 219
    Rewards: $220
    
    
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    Trainer: Gym Leader Brock
    Pokemon: Geodude LV 12 Male
             Type: Rock/Ground
             Moveset: Tackle, Defense Curl
             EXP: 220
    
             Onix LV 14 Male
             Type: Rock/Ground
             Moveset: Tackle, Bind, Rock Tomb
             EXP: 324
    Rewards: $1400, TM39 Rock Tomb, BOULDERBADGE
    
    Strategy: Enter Brock, your first Gym Leader battle. Typically this
    battle is either one of two things - extremely easy or not so extremely
    easy. If you selected either Squirtle or Bulbasaur as your starting
    Pokemon and if they're at a decent level, say at least 11, then one-two
    hits from Bubble or Vine Whip will put Geodude and Onix away for the
    one-two-three. However, if you're sporting a Charmander as your starting
    Pokemon it requires a bit more strategy. If you're patient enough to raise
    your Charmander to a sturdy level for this fight it will learn Metal Claw.
    In theory you could take on both Geodude and Onix with your Metal Claw
    wielding Charmander, but I personally don't support this route. I suggest
    catching a Mankey on Route 22 (Where you fought Rival the second time) and
    raising it to a level you deem satisfactory. With Low Kick at it's disposal
    the battle will go along much smoother. If you think a Potion or two will
    save you then by all means use them. Onix has fair Speed for a Rock-type
    Pokemon, and where his Strength stat falters his Defense is tough to kick
    through, though it is very possible. You could also catch a Caterpie and
    raise it to a Butterfree, since when it reaches level 10 it will learn
    Confusion - but be warned that Butterfree is a Bug/Flying-type Pokemon, and
    thus suffers a double weakness against Onix's Rock Tomb. Pikachu won't help
    much in this fight seeing as how all of it's attacks will either not deal any
    damage whatsoever, or deal very little due to the Rock type's natural high
    Defense stat. Just stick to your guns and Brock will be finished soon
    enough. For winning you'll get $1400, TM39 which contains Rock Tomb and your
    first official Pokemon League Gym Badge, the BOULDERBADGE!
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    | V. Rival Battle III (rbiii)
    
    Your Rival comes back with twice as many Pokemon in this fight as before, but
    not anymore difficult than before. If you come packing a well-rounded team
    your victory should be easy.
    
    Trainer: Rival
    Pokemon: Charmander LV 18 Male (If Bulbasaur was your starter)
             Type: Fire
             Moveset: Metal Claw, Ember, Growl, Scratch
             EXP: 250
    
             Squirtle LV 18 Male (If Charmander was your starter)
             Type: Water
             Moveset: Tackle, Bubble, Tail Whip, Water Gun
             EXP: 253
    
             Bulbasuar LV 18 Male (If Squirtle was your starter)
             Type: Grass/Poison
             Moveset: Tackle, Leech Seed, Growl, Vine Whip
             EXP: --
    
             Pidgeotto LV 17 Male
             Type: Normal/Flying
             Moveset: Tackle, Sand-Attack, Gust, Quick Attack
             EXP: 411
    
             Abra LV 16 Male
             Type: Psychic
             Moveset: Teleport
             EXP: 249
    
             Rattata LV 15 Male
             Type: Normal
             Moveset: Tackle. Tail Whip, Quick Attack
             EXP: 183
    Rewards: $288, Fame Checker
    
    His Pidgeotto will start out the battle. Sand-Attack again proves to be
    annoying, plus your Rival will often spam Quick Attack. If you have a
    Geodude with Rock Throw that will make short work of Pidgeotto. If that's not
    an option, a Thundershock or two from Pikachu will also dispatch it easily.
    For the rest of the fight you should still be set. Even though Abra is a new
    face at this point it only knows the Teleport move, which is useless right
    now. Select any Pokemon to take it out, it's practically free EXP. As for the
    Rattata it shouldn't give you too much stress. For some reason it doesn't even
    have Hyper Fang at it's disposal, so that makes your job all that much easier.
    As for the starting Pokemon you should have a type to counter it, but even if
    you don't there's nothing to worry about. A strong Normal-type Pokemon can
    handle it without much effort. All in all this battle isn't overly difficult
    if you come in prepared.
    
    
    
    
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    | VI. Cerulean City Gym (Cer02)
    
    Cerulean City Gym is another simple Gym in terms of layout. You could skip the
    Trainers but where's the enjoyment in that?
    
    Trainer: Swimmer Guy Luis
    Pokemon: Horsea LV 16 Male
             Type: Water
             Moveset: Bubble, Smokescreen, Leer
             EXP: 283
    
             Shelder LV 16 Male
             Type: Water
             Moveset: Tackle, Withdraw, Icicle Spear, Supersonic
             EXP: 331
    Rewards: $64
    
    Trainer: Picknicker Diana
    Pokemon: Goldeen LV 19 Female
             Type: Water
             Moveset: Tail Whip, Water Sport, Supersonic, Horn Attack
             EXP: 451
    
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    Trainer: Gym Leader Misty
    Pokemon: Staryu LV 18 Neuter
             Type: Water
             Moveset: Tackle, Harden, Recover, Water Pulse
             EXP: 408
    
             Starmie LV 21 Neuter
             Type: Water/Psychic
             Moveset: Swift, Recover, Rapid Spin, Water Pulse
             EXP: 931
    Rewards: $2400, TM03 Water Pulse, CASCADEBADGE
    
    Your second Gym battle is certainly more difficult than the first, but with
    a good team you can take down Misty's lone two Pokemon. As it is listed both
    her Staryu and Starmie know the Water Pulse technique. At this stage in the
    game Water Pulse is a hard hitting move. Even if the Pokemon that gets hit
    with it isn't necessarily weak against it, it will still pack one strong
    punch. Plus with a 20% chance of causing Confusion it can really mess up your
    chi. If you don't already have one at your disposoal, I highly suggest that
    you go up to Route 24 and catch some kind of Grass-type Pokemon, be it Oddish
    or Bellsprout, depending on what version you're playing. If you selected
    Bulbasaur as your starting Pokemon this battle will be very much easier. If
    however, Charmander or Squirtle were who you headed off with this battle may
    be a tad more cumbersome. Take out Staryu as quickly as you can to conserve
    your Pokemon's health. And again, beware of Water Pulse. A Thundershock or
    two should do the trick if you have Pikachu, though Staryu may use Recover
    to prolong it's life. When you finally knock Staryu out you'll be face to face
    with Starmie, probably the hardest Pokemon you've encounted thus far. If you
    have Thunder Wave or Stun Spore at your disposal I suggest using them right
    away. This will not only Paralyze Starmie but also reduce it's Speed by two
    levels. After this focus on depleting Starmie's HP while keeping your health
    up. Misty will occasionally use items in battle to increase her Pokemon's
    stats, as well as Super Potions to make sure her Pokemon stays in the battle.
    
    Lash out with Grass and Electric-type attacks to keep her on the defensive.
    With luck you'll score some helpful critical hits here and there. Another
    unique approach is to send out a "jobber" Pokemon that can easily withstand
    Water Pulse, though this strategy involves many Potions and more luck. While
    20 PP is nothing to huff at, it will quickly dwindle if you've got a Grass or
    Water type taking the hits. While this approach only serves to draw the battle
    out, Swift and Rapid Spin hit much more lighter. As long as you keep your
    Pokemon's HP up and the hits rolling this battle will be yours. If you happen
    to have any Bug-type moves at hand they'll hit hard on Starmie (Since it is a
    Psychic dual-type). So if you caught a Zubat or Paras while in Mt. Moon this
    is when they'll prove useful, especially Paras. Have patience, for Misty will
    mostly drag the fight on with Potions here and there. For winning you'll get
    some cash, the Water Pulse TM and the CASCADEBADGE.
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    | VII. Rival Battle IV (rbiv)
    
    It was not too long ago when you and your Rival had your last showdown, and his
    Pokemon team really hasn't improved since then. Just be sure you're fully
    healed before you take him on, in case you decided to fit any of the various
    Trainers aboard the S.S. Anne.
    
    Trainer: Rival
    Pokemon: Charmeleon LV 20 Male (If Bulbasaur was your starter)
             Type: Fire
             Moveset: Growl, Ember, Metal Claw, Smokescreen
             EXP: 607
    
             Wartortle LV 20 Male (If Charmander was your starter)
             Type: Water
             Moveset: Bubble, Water Gun, Bite, Withdraw
             EXP: 612
    
             Ivysaur LV 20 Male (If Squirtle was your starter)
             Type: Grass/Poison
             Moveset: Tackle, Leech Seed, Growl, Vine Whip
             EXP: --
    
             Pidgeotto LV 19 Male
             Type: Normal/Flying
             Moveset: Tackle, Gust, Sand-Attack, Quick Attack
             EXP: 459
    
             Raticate LV 16 Male
             Type: Normal
             Moveset: Tackle, Tail Whip, Quick Attack, Hyper Fang
             EXP: 397
    
             Kadabra LV 18 Male
             Type: Psychic
             Moveset: Teleport, Confusion, Kinesis, Disable
             EXP: 558
    Rewards: $720
    
    Just as he always has done up to this point, your Rival will start off with
    his prized bird Pokemon Pidgeotto. You know how to deal with it, clip it's
    wings with an Electric-type attack or two, or crush it with a Rock-type move.
    Sand-Attack will again be a nuisance, and those cheap shots with Quick Attack
    can pester oneself, but he'll drop soon enough. The Rattata has evolved into
    a pesky Raticate complete with Hyper Fang. If you caught a Mankey around the
    earliest parts of the game and have raised it well enough to this point, it
    should be able to make short work of Raticate. Even a Rock-type would do well
    because they're naturally resistant to Normal-type attacks. Rival's Abra has
    evolved into a Kadabra, which has a very high Speed and Special Attack stat,
    good if you're using it, not so good if you're fighting it. Do not send out
    any Fighting or Poison type Pokemon because Kadabra has the ability to make
    short work of them. Instead take it down with strong attacks from a Pokemon
    that doesn't falter against Psychic type attacks. Kadabra's Defense stat is
    very poor, so a strong hit or two should do the trick. Bug, Dark and Ghost
    type attacks work best if you have any at your command. As for the starter,
    not much has changed except it's reached it's second level evolutionary form
    but you should have a Pokemon ready to exploit it's weakness. Win the fight
    and send your Rival home packing again. C'est La Vie.
    
    
    
    
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    | VIII. Vermillion City Gym (Ver03)
    
    Lt. Surge's Gym is home to some of the more electrifying Pokemon you've
    encountered thus far. The "Lightning American" himself (I wonder how that's
    possible considering Kanto isn't exactly part of the United States) is behind
    two barriers of electricity. You disable these barriers by flipping switches
    found in the Gym's many trash bins. Usually after you've found one switch the
    other isn't too far from it. Unfortunately the placement of the switches are
    completely random each game, so I can't offer you much help after that. From
    the Trainer information you'll quickly find that Water and Bird Pokemon have no
    place in this Gym, as they'll quickly find themselves getting shocked and as
    well as shaken. Bring in your best Ground-type Pokemon.
    
    Trainer: Sailor Dwayne
    Pokemon: Pikachu LV 21 Male
             Type: Electric
             Moveset: Thunder Wave, Quick Attack, Double Team, Slam
             EXP: 369
             
             Pikachu LV 21 Male
             Type: Electric
             Moveset: Thunder Wave, Quick Attack, Double Team, Slam
             EXP: 369
    Rewards: $672
    
    
    Trainer: Engineer Bailey
    Pokemon: Voltorb LV 21 Neuter
             Type: Electric
             Moveset: Tackle, Screech, Sonicboom, Spark
             EXP: 463
    
             Magnemite LV 21 Neuter
             Type: Electric/Steel
             Moveset: Thundershock, Supersonic, Sonicboom, Thunder Wave
             EXP: 400
    Rewards: $1008
    
    Trainer: Gentlemen Tucker
    Pokemon: Pikachu LV 23 Male
             Type: Electric
             Moveset: Thunder Wave, Quick Attack, Double Team, Slam
             EXP: 403
    Rewards: $1656
    
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    Trainer: Gym Leader Lt. Surge
    Pokemon: Voltorb LV 21 Neuter
             Type: Electric
             Moveset: Sonicboom, Screech, Tackle, Shock Wave
             EXP: 463
    
             Pikachu LV 18 Male
             Type: Electric
             Moveset: Quick Attack, Thunder Wave, Double Team, Shock Wave
             EXP: 315
    
             Raichu LV 24 Male
             Type: Electric
             Moveset: Quick Attack, Thunder Wave, Double Team, Shock Wave
             EXP: 627
    Rewards: $2400. TM34 Shock Wave, THUNDERBADGE
    
    If you don't already have a Ground-type Pokemon at your disposal I suggest
    departing from the Gym, go east from Vermillion city, and catch a Diglett
    or Dugtrio in Diglett's Cave. This will help out immensely, not only because
    Diglett is a Ground-type Pokemon and thus negates the Shock Wave attack, but
    they also happen to have a nice Speed stat. You can easily take down all three
    Pokemon with a strong Ground-type attack. Raichu and Pikachu have the exact
    same moveset, and will use Double Team to annoy you. Quickly take them down
    before they become practically impossible to hit. Throughout the fight Surge
    will use items like Full Heals and Super Potions to keep the fight going.
    Again, I strongly advise you not use Flying or Water type Pokemon as they'll
    quickly fall to Shock Wave. If you do happen to get hit with Thunder Wave
    don't hesitate to use a Paralyze Heal in order to heal your condition. Smash
    them with hard Ground-type attacks quickly and victory will soon be yours.
    Winning this battle gets you $2400, the TM34 Shock Wave and your third Gym
    badge, the THUNDERBADGE.
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    | IX. Rival Battle V (rbv)
    
    This is where you start to see great variety in your Rival's Pokemon roster. It
    depends entirely upon which Pokemon you selected as your starter, and it always
    will. For now I'm going to list the Pokemon he always will use and the ones he
    will potentially use, later I will better organize the information. Like I said
    in the Introduction segment I'm still trying to figure out where to run with
    this. It depends on the feedback I get.
    
    Trainer: Rival
    Pokemon: Pidgeotto LV 25 Male
             Type: Normal/Flying
             Moveset: Sand-Attack, Gust, Quick Attack, Whirlwind
             EXP: 604
    
             Kadabra LV 20 Male
             Type: Psychic
             Moveset: Teleport, Kinesis, Confusion, Disable
             EXP: 621
    
             Gyarados LV 22 Male
             Type: Water/Flying
             Moveset: Thrash, Bite
             EXP: 1008
    
             Growlithe LV 22 Male
             Type: Fire
             Moveset: Bite, Ember, Roar
             EXP: --
    
             Exeggcute LV 23 Male
             Type: Grass/Psychic
             Moveset: Hypnosis, Reflect, Leech Seed, Confusion
             EXP: 483
    
             Charmeleon LV 25 Male
             Type: Fire
             Moveset: Growl, Ember, Metal Claw, Smokescreen
             EXP: 760
    
             Wartortle LV 25 Male
             Type: Water
             Moveset: Tail Whip, Water Gun, Bubble, Bite
             EXP: --
    
             Ivysaur LV 25 Male
             Type: Grass/Poison
             Moveset: Growl, Vine Whip, Leech Seed, Poisonpowder
             EXP: --
    
    Rewards: $900
    
    At this point your Rival has constructed a well balanced team, but still one
    with flaws that can be exploited. Zap his Pidgeotto out of the sky with a
    strong Electric-type attack, as it will use annoying moves like Whirlwind and
    the always annoying Sand-Attack. If your Rival has a Gyarados the same kind of
    Electric-type move you used against Pidgeotto will work even better against
    Gyarados, seeing as how it's 4X weak against Electric moves. Smack Kadabra
    down with a strong physical attack, just not a fighting type move. As for the
    rest of his line-up you'll do best to counter with types that have an edge
    over his Pokemon. Don't hesitate to use a Super Potion every now and then
    should the need arise.
    
    
    
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    | X. Giovanni Battle I (Giv01)
    
    So you've finally reached the Team Rocket Boss. Giovanni is quite a step up
    from the Grunts you were fighting before him. But as always, he can still be
    beaten.
    
    Trainer: Boss Giovanni
    Pokemon: Onix LV 25 Male
             Type: Rock/Ground
             Moveset: Bind, Rock Throw, Harden, Rage
             EXP: 577
    
             Rhyhorn LV 24 Male
             Type: Ground/Rock
             Moveset: Tail Whip, Stomp, Fury Attack, Scary Face
             EXP: 693
    
             Kangaskhan LV 29 Female
             Type: Normal
             Moveset: Bite, Tail Whip, Fake Out, Mega Punch
             EXP: 1087
    Rewards: $2900
    
    Onix isn't a new Pokemon to you, and you're well aware of how to deal with it.
    Finish him quickly with Grass or Water-type attacks. Rhyhorn may intimidate you
    at first but don't worry too much, the same tactics you took down Onix with
    will work just as well here. Rhyhorn has a strong Attack stat so knock it out
    quickly. Kangaskhan however, might make you think about how to approach this
    battle. She (literally) packs a strong punch, though the attack isn't the most
    accurate, so use accuracy-lowering attacks such as Sand-Attack and Smokescreen
    if you have them. Fake Out is a pesky attack that causes the Pokemon that gets
    hit with it to Flinch, but only on the first turn. In Kangaskhan's powerful
    fists though, it hurts. Send out a strong Fighting type Pokemon to land Super
    Effective hits on Kangaskhan, Rock-types will also work well enough as they
    are resistant to most of her attacks. When the beast finally falls, Giovanni
    will concede defeat.
    
    
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    | XI. Celadon City Gym (Cel04)
    
    You'll need a Pokemon that knows the Cut HM move in order to get very far in
    Erika's Gym. As for the Trainers found in the Gym, all of them have Pokemon
    that can inflict several different status ailments. Carry along a lot of items
    like Antidotes, Awakenings and Paralyze Heals. Flying and Fire type Pokemon
    will have a field day in this Gym, so well Psychic types because most Pokemon
    in this Gym are dual type with Poison.
    
    Trainer: Lass Kay
    Pokemon: Bellsprout LV 23 Female
             Type: Grass/Poison
             Moveset: Sleep Powder, Poisonpowder, Stun Spore, Acid
             EXP: 414
    
             Weepinbell LV 23 Female
             Type: Grass/Poison
             Moveset: Wrap, Sleep Powder, Poisonpowder, Stun Spore
             EXP: 744
    Rewards: $368
    
    Trainer: Beauty Bridget
    Pokemon: Oddish LV 21 Female
             Type: Grass/Poison
             Moveset: Sweet Scent, Poisonpowder, Stun Spore, Sleep Powder
             EXP: 351
    
             Bellsprout LV 21 Female
             Type: Grass/Poison
             Moveset: Wrap, Sleep Powder, Poisonpowder, Stun Spore
             EXP: 378
    
             Oddish LV 21 Female
             Type: Grass/Poison
             Moveset: Sweet Scent, Poisonpowder, Stun Spore, Sleep Powder
             EXP: 351
    
             Bellsprout LV 21 Female
             Type: Grass/Poison
             Moveset: Wrap, Sleep Powder, Poisonpowder, Stun Spore
             EXP: 378
    Rewards: $1512
    
    Trainer: Picknicker Tina
    Pokemon: Bulbasaur LV 24 Male
             Type: Grass/Poison
             Moveset: Vine Whip, Poisonpowder, Sleep Powder, Razor Leaf
             EXP: 328
    
             Ivysaur LV Male
             Type: Grass/Poison
             Moveset: Vine Whip, Poisonpowder, Sleep Powder, Razor Leaf
             EXP: 724
    Rewards: $480
    
    Trainer: Beauty Tamia
    Pokemon: Bellsprout LV 24 Female
             Type: Grass/Poison
             Moveset: Sleep Powder, Poisonpowder, Stun Spore, Acid
             EXP: 432
    
             Bellsprout LV 24 Female
             Type: Grass/Poison
             Moveset: Sleep Powder, Poisonpowder, Stun Spore, Acid
             EXP: 432
    Rewards: $1728
    
    Trainer: Cooltrainer Mary
    Pokemon: Bellsprout LV 22 Female
             Type: Grass/Poison
             Moveset: Wrap, Stun Spore, Poisonpowder, Growth
             EXP: 396
    
             Oddish LV 22 Female
             Type: Grass/Poison
             Moveset: Poisonpowder, Stun Spore, Absorb, Sweet Scent
             EXP: 367
    
             Weepinbell LV 22 Female
             Type: Grass/Poison
             Moveset: Vine Whip, Stun Spore, Poisonpowder, Growth
             EXP: 711
    
             Gloom LV 22 Female
             Type: Grass/Poison
             Moveset: Absorb, Stun Spore, Poisonpowder, Sweet Scent
             EXP: 621
    
             Ivysaur LV 22 Male
             Type: Grass/Poison
             Moveset: Razor Leaf, Sleep Powder, Vine Whip, Leech Seed
             EXP: 664
    Rewards: $792
    
    Trainer: Lass Lisa
    Pokemon: Oddish LV 23 Female
             Type: Grass/Poison
             Moveset: Poisonpowder, Stun Spore, Sleep Powder, Acid
             EXP: 384
    
             Gloom LV 23 Female
             Type: Grass/Poison
             Moveset: Sweet Scent, Stun Spore, Poisonpowder, Sleep Powder
             EXP: 649
    Rewards: $368
    
    Trainer: Beauty Lori
    Pokemon: Exeggcute LV 24 Female
             Type: Grass/Psychic
             Moveset: Hypnosis, Reflect, Leech Seed, Confusion
             EXP: 504
    Rewards: $1728
    
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    Trainer: Gym Leader Erika
    Pokemon: Victreebell LV 29 Female
             Type: Grass/Poison
             Moveset: Stun Spore, Acid, Giga Drain, Poisonpowder
             EXP: 1186
    
             Tangela LV 24 Female
             Type: Grass
             Moveset: Poisonpowder, Constrict, Giga Drain, Ingrain
             EXP: 853
    
             Vileplume LV 29 Female
             Type: Grass/Poison
             Moveset: Sleep Powder, Acid, Stun Spore, Giga Drain
             EXP: 1143
    Rewards: $2900. TM19 Giga Drain, RAINBOWBADGE
    
    This is where that Charmander you selected at the start of the game will come
    in handy. And even if you don't have one, another Fire-type Pokemon such as
    Vulpix or Growlithe will do just fine. Personally I was using a Ninetails in
    this fight, which happened to be set with Safeguard and Flamethrower. But I do
    understand that not everyone will have this when they take on Erika. So keep to
    Flying, Fire and Psychic type attacks. Tangela is one of the few pure Grass
    type Pokemon in the Pokemon universe, but that just means it's weaker to things
    most Grass Pokemon aren't, like Poison and Bug attacks. If you can put up a
    Safeguard or somehow prevent your Pokemon from feeling status attacks, you've
    essentially cut Erika's means of attacking in half. Beware though, Giga Drain
    does hit hard and replenishes her Pokemon. It shouldn't prove too much of an
    issue though. Don't be afraid to use healing items if it means keeping your
    Pokemon in the fight. Win the battle and you'll get $2900, the TM19 Giga Drain
    and the coveted RAINBOWBADGE.
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    .------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    | XII. Fuchsia City Gym (Fu05)
    
    Koga's Gym is somewhat of an oddity. While he may appear close, Koga is really
    behind a series of invisible walls. It's really not that hard to navigate
    around them to reach him, through trial and error you can figure it out. The
    only thing that will slow you down are the various Trainers you'll encounter.
    There are quite a few Psychic type Pokemon to fight, nowhere near as much
    Poison types as you might think. Still, bring along plenty of Antidotes just in
    case. You'll notice that the Pokemon you'll encounter in this Gym have for
    some strange reason have jumped in levels. This should be an indication to you
    that some training needs to be done before tackling it, unless you feel your're
    capable
    
    
    Trainer: Juggler Kayden
    Pokemon: Hypno LV 38 Male
             Type: Psychic
             Moveset: Headbutt, Poison Gas, Meditate, Psychic
             EXP: 1342
    Rewards: $1520
    
    Trainer: Juggler Kirk
    Pokemon: Drowzee LV 31 Male         
             Type: Psychic
             Moveset: Headbutt, Poison Gss, Meditate, Psychic
             EXP: 676
    
             Drowzee LV 31 Male         
             Type: Psychic
             Moveset: Headbutt, Poison Gss, Meditate, Psychic
             EXP: 676
    
             Drowzee LV 31 Male         
             Type: Psychic
             Moveset: Headbutt, Poison Gss, Meditate, Psychic
             EXP: 676
    
             Kadabra LV 31 Male
             Type: Psychic
             Moveset: Psybeam, Reflect, Recover, Future Sight
             EXP: 963
    Rewards: $1240
    
    
    Trainer: Juggler Nate
    Pokemon: Drowzee LV 34 Male
             Type: Psychic
             Moveset: Headbutt, Poison Gas, Meditate, Psychic
             EXP: 742
    
             Kadabra LV 34 Male
             Type: Psychic
             Moveset: Reflect, Recover, Future Sight, Role Play
             EXP: 1056
    Rewards: $1360
    
    Trainer: Trainer Edgar
    Pokemon: Arbok LV 33 Male
             Type: Poison
             Moveset: Poison Sting, Bite, Glare, Screech
             EXP: 1039
    
             Arbok LV 33 Male
             Type: Poison
             Moveset: Poison Sting, Bite, Glare, Screech
             EXP: 1039
    
             Sandslash LV 33 Male
             Type: Ground
             Moveset: Sand-Attack, Poison Sting, Slash, Swift
             EXP: 1152
    Rewards: $1320
    
    Trainer: Tamer Phil
    Pokemon: Sandslash LV 34 Male
             Type: Ground
             Moveset: Sand-Attack, Poison Sting, Slash, Swift
             EXP: 1186
    
             Arbok LV 34 Male
             Type: Poison
             Moveset: Poison Sting, Bite, Glare, Screech
             EXP: 1001
    Rewards: $1360
    
    Trainer: Juggler Shawn
    Pokemon: Drowzee LV 34 Male
             Type: Psychic
             Moveset: Headbutt, Poison Gas, Meditate, Psychic
             EXP: 742
    
             Hypno LV 34 Male
             Type: Psychic
             Moveset: Confusion, Headbutt, Poison Gas, Meditate
             EXP: 1201
    Rewards: $1360
    
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    Trainer: Gym Leader Koga
    Pokemon: Koffing LV 39 Male
             Type: Poison
             Moveset: Selfdestruct, Sludge, Smokescreen, Toxic
             EXP: 903
    
             Koffing LV 39 Male
             Type: Poison
             Moveset: Selfdestruct, Sludge, Smokescreen, Toxic
             EXP: 903
    
             Muk LV 39 Male
             Type: Poison
             Moveset: Minimize, Sludge, Acid Armor, Toxic
             EXP: 1311
    
             Weezing LV 43 Male
             Type: Poison
             Moveset: Tackle, Sludge, Smokescreen, Toxic
             EXP: 1553
    Rewards: $4300, TM06 Toxic, SOULBADGE
    
    The battle with Koga may prove to be somewhat difficult, especially if your
    Pokemon are underleveled and you don't have type advantages. I suggest either
    bringing a powerful Psychic type in an attempt to sweep his team. The Koffings
    and Weezing can't be hurt from Ground-type attacks because of their Levitate
    ability, so you'll have to fall back on Psychic attacks to get the job done.
    If you are hit with Toxic I suggest using an Antidote right away, unlike your
    usual Poison status the health it takes off increases each time, so over time
    it will be impossible to survive.
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    .------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    | XIII. Rival Battle VI (rbvi)
    
    As you may or may not have noticed your Rival's Pokemon team has gotten better
    quite dramatically compared to the last time you fought him. His starter as
    well as his Pidgeot and Alakazam have reached their final evolutionary stages
    and his Pokemon's levels are more than enough to smack down an unprepared team.
    Make sure your Pokemon are fully restored before taking him on, you'll want to
    be at your best condition.
    
    Trainer: Rival
    Pokemon: Pidgeot LV 37 Male
             Type: Normal/Flying
             Moveset: Quick Attack, Whirlwind, Wing Attack, Featherdance
             EXP: 1363
    
             Alakazam LV 35 Male
             Type: Psychic
             Moveset: Reflect, Recover, Future Sight, Calm Mind
             EXP: 1395
    
             Gyarados LV 35 Male
             Type: Water/Flying
             Moveset: Water/Flying
             EXP: 1605
    
             Exeggcute Lv 37 Male
             Type: Grass/Psychic
             Moveset: Confusion, Stun Spore, Poisonpowder, Sleep Powder
             EXP: 735
    
             Charizard LV 40 Male
             Type: Fire/Flying
             Moveset: Smokescreen, Scary Face, Flamethrower, Wing Attack
             EXP: 1800
    Rewards: $1440
    
    His Pidgeot has dropped Sand-Attack for the time being, so it won't be too
    much of an annoyer this time around. Greet it with an Electric-type attack to
    take it out. Repeat the same tactic with his Blastoise or Gyarados. Alakazam
    is indeed a threat to be reckoned with, except the only damaging move it has
    is Future Sight. Bring in a Pokemon such as Snorlax that has a strong Attack
    stat and can take a hit or two. As per the usual, type advantages are the key
    to victory. Your Rival's starter may prove to be tough, but just pit one
    Pokemon that it falters against to it and you'll claim victory soon enough.
    
    
    .------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    | XIV. Giovanni Battle II (Giv02)
    
    So, big Boss Rocket is coming back for round 2! His Pokemon have improved since
    last time and still pack a punch but with a fully rested Pokemon team, you'll
    handle him just fine.
    
    Trainer: Boss Giovanni
    Pokemon: Nidorino LV 37 Male
             Type: Poison
             Moveset: Poison Sting, Horn Attack, Helping Hand, Fury Attack
             EXP: 934
    
             Nidoqueen LV 41 Female
             Type: Poison/Ground
             Moveset: Tail Whip, Double Kickm Poison Sting, Body Slam
             EXP: 1704
    
             Rhyhorn LV 37 Male
             Type: Ground/Rock
             Moveset: Stomp, Scary Face, Fury Attack, Rock Blast
             EXP: 1069
    
             Kangaskhan LV 35 Female
             Type: Normal
             Moveset: Tail Whip, Fake Out, Mega Punch, Rage
             EXP: 1312
    Rewards: $4100
    
    Psychic-type attacks will make short work of Nidorino and Nidoqueen. Rhyhorn
    is strong but falls quickly to Water and Grass-type attacks. You could also
    bring out your best Fighting-type Pokemon and pummel them with a strong
    Fighting-type attack. By "them" I'm referring to Rhyhorn and Kangaskhan, who
    is just as strong as she was the last time you took her on. 
    
    .------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    | XV. Saffron City Gym (Saf06)
    
    Saffron City Gym is probably the trickiest Gym to navigate around. Personally
    I always stumble around until I can find Sabrina herself, this way I usually
    end up fighting all of the Trainers present. But for those who would rather
    skip all of that, from the initial warp pad in the Gym that everyone must walk
    on go up, down, down, up, down, up, up, down, down, up, up, up, down, and down
    once again. But for those who just can't help but fight the Trainers, this data
    is for you...and everyone else really.
    
    Trainer: Psychic Cameron
    Pokemon: Slowpoke LV 33 Male
             Type: Water/Psychic
             Moveset: Water Gun, Confusion, Disable, Headbutt
             EXP: 699
    
             Slowpoke LV 33 Male
             Type: Water/Psychic
             Moveset: Water Gun, Confusion, Disable, Headbutt
             EXP: 699
    
             Slowbro LV 33 Male
             Type: Water/Psychic
             Moveset: Water Gun, Confusion, Disable, Headbutt
             EXP: 1159
    Rewards: $660
    
    Trainer: Psychic Tyron
    Pokemon: Mr. Mime LV 34 Male
             Type: Psychic
             Moveset: Magical Leaf, Encore, Psybeam, Recycle
             EXP: 990
    
             Kadabra LV 34 Male
             Type: Psychic
             Moveset: Reflect, Recover, Future Sight, Role Play
             EXP: 1056
    Rewards: $680
    
    Trainer: Channler Stacy
    Pokemon: Haunter LV 38 Female
             Type: Ghost/Poison
             Moveset: Night Shade, Confuse Ray, Shadow Punch, Dream Eater
             EXP: 1026
    Rewards: $1216
    
    Trainer: Channler Tasha
    Pokemon: Gastly LV 33 Female
             Type: Ghost/Poison
             Moveset: Night Shade, Confuse Ray, Dream Eater, Destiny Bond
             EXP: 670
    
             Gastly LV 33 Female
             Type: Ghost/Poison
             Moveset: Night Shade, Confuse Ray, Dream Eater, Destiny Bond
             EXP: 670
    
             Haunter LV 33 Female
             Type: Ghost/Poison
             Moveset: Night Shade, Confuse Ray, Shadow Punch, Dream Eater
             EXP: 891
    Rewards: $1056
    
    Trainer: Psychic Johan
    Pokemon: Kadabra LV 31 Male
             Type: Psychic
             Moveset: Future Sight, Recover, Psybeam, Reflect
             EXP: 963
    
             Kadabra LV 31 Male
             Type: Psychic
             Moveset: Future Sight, Recover, Psybeam, Reflect
             EXP: 963
    
             Mr. Mime LV 31 Male
             Type: Psychic
             Moveset: Reflect, Magical Leaf, Encore, Psybeam
             EXP: 903
    
             Slowpoke LV 31 Male
             Type: Water/Psychic
             Moveset: Water Gun, Confusion, Headbutt, Disable
             EXP: 657
    Rewards: $620
    
    Trainer: Channler Amanda
    Pokemon: Gastly LV 34 Female
             Type: Ghost/Poison
             Moveset: Night Shade, Confuse Ray, Dream Eater, Destiny Bond
             EXP: 691
    
             Haunter LV 34 Female
             Type: Ghost/Poison
             Moveset: Night Shade, Confuse Ray, Shadow Punch, Dream Eater
             EXP: 918
    Rewards: $1088
    
    Trainer: Psychic Preston
    Pokemon: Slowbro LV 38 Male
             Type: Water/Psychic
             Moveset: Disable, Headbutt, Amnesia, Withdraw
             EXP: 1335
    Rewards: $760
    
    
    
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    Trainer: Gym Leader Sabrina
    Pokemon: Kadabra Lv 38 Male
             Type: Psychic
             Moveset: Psybeam, Reflect, Future Sight, Calm Mind
             EXP: 1180
    
             Mr. Mime LV 38 Female
             Type: Psychic
             Moveset: Barrier, Psybeam, Baton Pass, Calm Mind
             EXP: 1077
    
             Venomoth LV 38 Female
             Type: Bug/Poison
             Moveset: Psybeam, Gust, Leech Life, Supersonic
             EXP: 1123
    
             Alakazam LV 43 Male
             Type: Psychic
             Moveset: Psychic, Calm Mind, Recover, Future Sight
             EXP: 1713
    Rewards: $4300, MARSHBADGE, TM04 Calm Mind
    
    Sabrina, while not quite a teenage witch, can still be a...uh, yeah I'm just
    going to keep it PG-13 here. If there's any type of Pokemon you should never
    bring in this fight exists, it's Fighting types - they'll get blasted six ways
    from Sunday. Instead, assualt her Pokemon with Ghost, Dark and Bug type attacks
    if you happen to have any at your disposal. Venomoth goes down fast with Fire
    type moves, as well as (somewhat ironically enough) Psychic type moves. As for
    her Alakazam, I suggest trying to take it down as fast as you can. It will use
    Calm Mind to not only increase it's Special Defense stat but to also make her
    Special Attacks stronger, which would be Psychic in this case. Luckily her
    Alakazam has low Defense so hammer away with whatever you have. Sabrina will
    use healing items such as Full Heals and Hyper Potions to keep the fight up,
    so try to outlast this Psychic nightmare and win your MARSHBADGE! And no that
    is not a content error up there, Sabrina's Mr. Mime was female when I fought
    her. Yeah, that caught me off guard too.
    ===============================================================================
    
    
    
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    | XVI. Cinnabar Island Gym (Cin07)
    
    Cinnibar Island Gym is quite the interesting Gym. You can either answer some
    questions, avoid any Trainer fights altogether, and go straight for Blaine
    himself. In case you'd rather fight the Trainers I'm still going to list the
    data for them, but for those who want the quiz answers here they are in order,
    though all of the questions are very easy and you can probably get them all on
    your own. Answers (in order of the questions asked): yes, no, no, no, yes, no.
    Bring along Water, Ground and Rock type Pokemon. Grass, Bug and Ice types will
    feel out of place, and quickly knocked out.
    
    Trainer: Burglar Quinn
    Pokemon: Growlithe LV 36 Male
             Type: Fire
             Moveset: Leer, Odor Sleuth, Take Down, Flame Wheel
             EXP: 702
    
             Vulpix LV 36 Female
             Type: Fire
             Moveset: Safeguard, Flamethrower, Inprison, Confuse Ray
             EXP: 486
    
             Ninetails LV 36 Female
             Type: Fire
             Moveset: Ember, Quick Attack, Confuse Ray, Safeguard
             EXP: 1372
    Rewards: $3168
    
    Trainer: Super Nerd Erik
    Pokemon: Vulpix LV 36 Female
             Type: Fire
             Moveset: Confuse Ray, Inprison, Flamethrower, Safeguard
             EXP: 486
    
             Vulpix LV 36 Female
             Type: Fire
             Moveset: Confuse Ray, Inprison, Flamethrower, Safeguard
             EXP: 486
    
             Ninetails LV 36 Female
             Type: Fire
             Moveset: Ember, Quick Attack, Confuse Ray, Safeguard
             EXP: 1372
    Rewards: $864
    
    Trainer: Super Nerd Avery
    Pokemon: Ponyta LV 34 Male
             Type: Fire
             Moveset: Ember, Stomp, Fire Spin, Take Down
             EXP: 1107
    
             Charmander LV 34 Male
             Type: Fire
             Moveset: Metal Claw, Scary Face, Smokescreen, Flamethrower
             EXP: 472
    
             Vulpix LV 34 Female
             Type: Fire
             Moveset: Confuse Ray, Inprison, Flamethrower, Safeguard
             EXP: 459
    
             Growlithe LV 34 Female
             Type: Fire
             Moveset: Leer, Odor Sleuth, Take Down, Flame Wheel
             EXP: 663
    Rewards: $816
    
    Trainer: Burglar Ramon
    Pokemon: Ponyta LV 41 Male
             Type: Fire
             Moveset: Stomp, Fire Spin, Take Down, Agility
             EXP: 1335
    Rewards: $3608
    
    Trainer: Super Nerd Derek
    Pokemon: Rapidash LV 41 Male
             Type: Fire
             Moveset: Fire Spin, Agility, Take Down, Fury Attack
             EXP: 1686
    Rewards: $984
    
    Trainer: Burglar Dusty
    Pokemon: Vulpix LV 37 Female
             Type: Fire
             Moveset: Inprison, Safeguard, Flamethrower, Grudge
             EXP: 499
    
             Growlithe LV 37 Male
             Type: Fire
             Moveset: Odor Sleuth, Take Down, Flame Wheel, Helping Hand
             EXP: 711
    Rewards: $3265
    
    Trainer: Super Nerd Zac
    Pokemon: Growlithe LV 37 Male
             Type: Fire
             Moveset: Odor Sleuth, Take Down, Flame Wheel, Helping Hand
             EXP: 721
    
             Vulpix LV 37 Female
             Type: Fire
             Moveset: Inprison, Flamethrower, Safeguard, Grudge
             EXP: 499
    Rewards: $888
    
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    Trainer: Gym Leader Blaine
    Pokemon: Growlithe LV 42 Male
             Type: Fire
             Moveset: Bite, Roar, Take Down, Fire Blast
             EXP: 819
    
             Ponyta LV 40 Male
             Type: Fire
             Moveset: Stomp, Bounce, Fire Blast, Fire Spin
             EXP: 1302
    
             Rapidash LV 42 Male
             Type: Fire
             Moveset: Stomp, Bounce, Fire Spin, Fire Blast
             EXP: 1728
    
             Arcanine LV 47 Male
             Type: Fire
             Moveset: Fire Blast, Take Down, Bite, Roar
             EXP: 2145
    Rewards: $4700, VOLCANOBADGE, TM38 Fire Blast
    
    You better have a fat stash of Burn Heals and Super or Hyper Potions my
    friend. All of Blaine's Pokemon know the powerful Fire Blast move, and it
    always hits hard. Thankfully the move itself isn't the most accurate and it's
    only 5 PP. If you have a Blastoise or another Water-type Pokemon in your crew
    I suggest you drown his Pokemon out. Rock and Ground types will also do well
    in this battle, assuming they have good Rock or Ground-type attacks set with
    them. Arcanine is a real pain. It's Defense rating isn't too bad, neither is
    it's Speed rating. Plus Fire Blast hits very hard coming from him. Again, try
    to use powerful Water-type attacks quickly. You should also try to use moves
    that lower accuracy or increase your Evasion. This will make the already-hard
    to connect Fire Blast even more easy to dodge, and it will save your team
    from a world of hurt. Blaine will use healing items to keep his Pokemon in the
    fight, but this is to be expected at this point. Heal your burns, dodge Fire
    Blast and put him away for the count. Among the usual prizes you'll win the
    VOLCANOBADGE!
    ===============================================================================
    
    
    .------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    | XVII. Viridian City Gym (Vir08)
    
    Ah, the very last Gym on your Pokemon League challenge. It has been a long and
    hard fought journey. Unfortunately there are quite a few Trainers in here, but
    you really only need to fight a handful to reach the Gym Leader. But for the
    sake of giving you (the reader) the best darn FAQ I can, here's the complete
    Trainer data...plus it would be a copout if I left you hanging now! You'll
    see the Trainers themselves pack some Fighting, Ground and Poison type Pokemon
    so plan accordingly. There aren't many tricks in this Gym, just some trial and
    error involving the directional speed pads.
    
    Trainer: Taimer Cole
    Pokemon: Arbok LV 39 Male
             Type: Poison
             Moveset: Bite, Glare, Screech, Acid
             EXP: 1228
    
             Tauros LV 39 Male
             Type: Normal
             Moveset: Scary Face, Pursuit, Rest, Swagger
             EXP: 1762
    Rewards: $1560
    
    Trainer: Black Belt Kiyo
    Pokemon: Machoke LV 43 Male
             Type: Fighting
             Moveset: Foresight, Revenge, Vital Throw, Submission
             EXP: 1344
    Rewards: $1032
    
    Trainer: Cooltrainer Warren
    Pokemon: Marowak LV 37 Male
             Type: Ground
             Moveset: Bonemerang, Headbutt, Leer, Growl
             EXP: 982
    
             Marowak LV 37 Male
             Type: Ground
             Moveset: Bonemerang, Headbutt, Leer, Growl
             EXP: 982
    
             Rhyhorn LV 38 Male
             Type: Ground/Rock
             Moveset: Take Down, Rock Blast, Fury Attack, Scary Face
             EXP: 1098
    
             Nidorina LV 39 Female
             Type: Poison
             Moveset: Fury Swipes, Bite, Poison Sting, Double Kick
             EXP: 976
    
             Nidoqueen LV 39 Female
             Type: Ground/Poison
             Moveset: Body Slam, Bite, Poison Sting, Double Kick
             EXP: 1620
    Rewards: $1404
    
    Trainer: Black Belt Takashi
    Pokemon: Machoke LV 38 Male
             Type: Fighting
             Moveset: Seismic Toss, Foresight, Revenge, Vital Throw
             EXP: 1188
    
             Machoke LV 38 Male
             Type: Fighting
             Moveset: Seismic Toss, Foresight, Revenge, Vital Throw
             EXP: 1188
    
             Machop LV 38 Male
             Type: Fighting
             Moveset: Foresight, Revenge, Vital Throw, Submission
             EXP: 715
    Rewards: $912
    
    Trainer: Cooltrainer Yuji
    Pokemon: Sanslash LV 38 Male
             Type: Ground
             Moveset: Slash, Swift, Sand-Attack, Poison Sting
             EXP: 1326
    
             Graveler LV 38 Male
             Type: Rock/Ground
             Moveset: Rock Blast, Magnitude, Mud Sport, Defense Curl
             EXP: 1090
    
             Onix LV 38 Male
             Type: Rock/Ground
             Moveset: Dragonbreath, Sandstorm, Rock Throw, Bind
             EXP: 879
    
             Graveler LV 38 Male
             Type: Rock/Ground
             Moveset: Rock Blast, Magnitude, Rollout, Defense Curl
             EXP: 1090
    
             Marowak LV 37 Male
             Type: Ground
             Moveset: Bonemerang, Headbutt, Leer, Growl
             EXP: 1009
    Rewards: $1368
    
    Trainer: Cooltrainer Samuel
    Pokemon: Sandslash LV 37 Male
             Type: Ground
             Moveset: Slash, Swift, Sand-Attack, Poison Sting
             EXP: 1291
    
             Sandslash LV 37 Male
             Type: Ground
             Moveset: Slash, Swift, Sand-Attack, Poison Sting
             EXP: 1291
    
             Rhyhorn LV 38 Male
             Type: Ground/Rock
             Moveset: Scary Face, Take Down, Fury Attack, Rock Blast
             EXP: 1098
    
             Nidorino LV 38 Male
             Type: Poison
             Moveset: Fury Attack, Horn Attack, Poison Sting, Double Kick
             EXP: 985
    
             Nidoking LV 39 Male
             Type: Poison/Ground
             Moveset: Thrash, Double Kick, Poison Sting, Focus Energy
             EXP: 1629
    Rewards: $1404
    
    Trainer: Black Belt Atsushi
    Pokemon: Machop LV 40 Male
             Type: Fighting
             Moveset: Revenge, Vital Throw, Submission, Cross Chop
             EXP: 753
    
             Machoke LV 40 Male
             Type: Fighting
             Moveset: Seismic Toss, Foresight, Revenge, Vital Throw
             EXP: 1251
    Rewards: $960
    
    Trainer: Tamer Jason
    Pokemon: Rhyhorn LV 43 Male
             Type: Ground/Rock
             Moveset: Scary Face, Rock Blast, Horn Drill, Take Down
             EXP: 1243
    Rewards: $1720
    
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    Trainer: Gym Leader Giovanni
    Pokemon: Rhyhorn LV 45 Male
             Type: Ground/Rock
             Moveset: Take Down, Rock Blast, Scary Face, Earthquake
             EXP: 1300
    
             Dugtrio LV 42 Male
             Type: Ground
             Moveset: Slash, Sand-Attack, Mud Slap, Earthquake
             EXP: 1377
    
             Nidoqueen LV 44 Female
             Type: Ground/Poison
             Moveset: Body Slam, Double Kick, Poison Sting, Earthquake
             EXP: 1826
    
             Nidoking LV 45 Male
             Type: Ground/Poison
             Moveset: Thrash, Double Kick, Poison Sting, Earthquake
             EXP: 1879
    
             Rhyhorn LV 50 Male
             Type: Ground/Rock
             Moveset: Take Down, Rock Blast, Scary Face, Earthquake
             EXP: 1446
    Rewards: $5000, TM26 Earthquake, EARTHBADGE
    
    Your final Gym Leader battle is actually fairly refreshing compared to the
    last two. Giovanni dropped his Kangaskhan for another Rhyhorn it looks like.
    You should already know how to deal with these Pokemon. For the two Rhyhorns
    and even Dugtrio, Water and Grass type attacks will quickly tear through them.
    It is worth mentioning, that if you caught a Gastly earlier in the game and
    managed to train it so it's either a Haunter or Gengar at this point in the
    game, this fight will be made incredibly easier. This is because against a
    Ghost/Poison type Pokemon with the Levitate ability, Dugtrio can't connect
    with anything whatsoever, and Nidoqueen and Nidoking have to use Poison Sting.
    So if you play your cards right that single Pokemon is worth taking down three
    out of Giovanni's five. Even if you don't have one, Psychic, Ground and Water
    type attacks can dispatch the two Nidos in this fight. Earthquake is a very
    powerful technique though so if you take a hit from it know that it packs a
    punch. If you win this fight you'll get some cash, TM26 Earthquake and the
    EARTHBADGE, your final Pokemon League Badge. Congratulations!
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    | XVIII. Rival Battle VII (rbvii)
    
    So your Rival wants to go one more round before you head off to the Pokemon
    League eh? Well that shouldn't be too much of a problem, after all you did just
    officially conquer all eight Gyms in Kanto. Your Rival's Pokemon are the best
    they have ever been up to this point, so please be sure that your team is just
    as good in shape. And plan ahead.
    
    Trainer: Rival
    Pokemon: Pidgeot LV 47 Male
             Type: Normal/Flying
             Moveset: Featherdance, Wing Attack, Gust, Quick Attack
             EXP: 1731
    
             Rhyhorn LV 45 Male
             Type: Ground/Rock
             Moveset: Take Down, Horn Drill, Rock Blast, Fury Attack
             EXP: 1300
    
             Alakazam LV 47 Male
             Type: Psychic
             Moveset: Psychic, Calm Mind, Future Sight, Disable
             EXP: 1872
    
             Gyarados LV 45 Male
             Type: Water/Flying
             Moveset: Hydro Pump, Twister, Leer, Rain Dance
             EXP: 2062
    
             Exeggcute LV 45 Male
             Type: Grass/Psychic
             Moveset: Solarebeam, Poisonpowder, Stun Spore, Sleep Powder
             EXP: 945
    
             Charizard LV 53 Male
             Type: Fire/Flying
             Moveset: Flamethrower, Wing Attack, Scary Face, Slash
             EXP: 2373
    Rewards: $1908
    
    Unless you happen to be insanely overleveled this battle might prove to give
    you a workout. Pidgeot has Gust in his moveset, which is entirely out of place
    and I'm not quite sure why it's included. But regardless, Thunderbolt/Thunder
    it out of the sky, crush it with Rock type attacks or freeze it solid with
    Ice type moves, Flying Pokemon have a lot of disadvantages. If your Rival
    is sporting a Growlithe, eliminate it quickly before it starts to annoy you.
    Exeggcute has many status-changing moves, so set up a Safeguard or just take it
    out really quick. Gyarados again falls too easily to Electric-type attacks, but
    I do give it props for having Hydro Pump. Your Rival's starter will be strong
    but at this stage in the game I'm sure you'll have something for it. Rock type
    attacks will work wonders against Charizard, Venusaur will falter against Fire
    as well as Ice, Flying and Psychic. Blastoise is tough but a Grass or Electric
    type can handle it without much stress. Alakazam is somewhat of a doozie though
    because it's fast and hits hard with Psychic. I suggest tossing out your best
    jobber against it to take up a few hits and dish out some damage as well. For
    some reason it's armed with Disable, again I'm not so sure why but that only
    works to your favor seeing as how it isn't Recover. Win this fight and you're
    free to head towards the Elite Four.
    
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    | XIX. Elite Four Round 1 (E4R1)
    
    Here you are, the Elite Four. This is everything you've trained for, and now
    here it is. As long as your Pokemon are at least LV 50, and you have a decent
    team you should be fine. Bring along lots of healing items and items that serve
    to replenish your PP. You'll also notice I've taken the time to list their
    Pokemon's specific abilities. I figured that it IS the Elite Four, so why not
    help you out as much as I can? Well with that said, here we go. Take a nice
    deep breath and move forward to your first challenge.
    
    
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    Trainer: Elite Four Lorelei
    Pokemon: Dewgong LV 52 Female
             Type: Ice/Water
             Moveset: Surf, Hail, Ice Beam, Safeguard
             Ability: Thick Fat
             EXP: 1960
    
             Cloyster LV 51 Female
             Type: Water/Ice
             Moveset: Spikes, Hail, Dive, Protect
             Ability: Shell Armor
             EXP: 2218
    
             Slowbro LV 52 Female
             Type: Water/Psychic
             Moveset: Yawn, Ice Beam, Surf, Amnesia
             Ability: Oblivious
             EXP: 1827
    
             Jynx LV 54 Female
             Type: Ice/Psychic
             Moveset: Attract, Lovely Kiss, Ice Beam, Doubleslap
             Ability: Oblivious
             EXP: 1584
    
             Lapras LV 54 Female
             Type: Ice/Water
             Moveset: Body Slam, Confuse Ray, Surf, Ice Beam
             Ability: Water Absorb
             EXP: 2533
    Rewards: $5400
    
    Lorelei and her Pokemon may look intimidating, but all of them are dual-types.
    If you bring in a strong Electric-type Pokemon such as Zapdos, Magneton or
    Jolteon with a powerful Electric type attack you can sweep a good portion of
    her team. Cloyster can serve to be a real pain in the side with it's high
    Defense stat. As for Jynx, Fire or Rock type attacks will take care of her if
    you have one in your line-up.
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    Trainer: Elite Four Bruno
    Pokemon: Onix LV 51 Male
             Type: Rock/Ground
             Moveset: Earthquake, Iron Tail, Rock Tomb, Roar
             Ability: Rock Head
             EXP: 1179
    
             Onix LV 54 Male
             Type: Rock/Ground
             Moveset: Earthquake, Iron Tail, Sand Tomb, Double Edge
             Ability: Rock Head
             EXP: 1249
    
             Hitmonlee LV 53 Male
             Type: Fighting
             Moveset: Brick Break, Mega Kick, Facade, Foresight
             Ability: Limber
             EXP: 1578
    
             Hitmonchan LV 53 Male
             Type: Fighting
             Moveset: Sky Uppercut, Rock Tomb, Counter, Mach Punch
             Ability: Keen Eye
             EXP: 1590
    
             Machamp LV 56 Male
             Type: Fighting
             Moveset: Cross Chop, Rock Tomb, Scary Face, Bulk Up
             Ability: Guts
             EXP: 2316
    Rewards: $5600
    
    Your fight against Bruno is actually rather simple. His two Onix Pokemon will
    go down with one good hit from a Grass or Water type move, quickly thining his
    Pokemon team to three. If you have a strong Psychic type they'll do very well
    in this fight, especially if they come packing Psychic. You can also bring in
    Haunter or Gengar for an effective plan. If you'd rather not use your Psychic
    TM then go with the Hypnosis-Dream Eater combination. This will not only deal
    very powerful damage, but it also restore your Pokemon's HP. Beware though,
    Hitmonlee knows Foresight, and if it's used against your Ghost type Pokemon
    it's advantage of not being hit by Normal or Fighting type attacks is lost
    unless you switch out. End the battle quickly to conserve your resources and to
    keep things rolling along.
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    Trainer: Elite Four Agatha
    Pokemon: Gengar LV 54 Female
             Type: Ghost/Poison
             Moveset: Shadow Punch, Double Team, Toxic, Confuse Ray
             Ability: Levitate
             EXP: 2197
    
             Haunter LV 54 Female
             Type: Ghost/Poison
             Moveset: Mean Look, Curse, Hypnosis, Dream Eater
             Ability: Levitate
             EXP: 1431
    
             Golbat LV 54 Female
             Type: Poison/Flying
             Moveset: Poison Fang, Air Cutter, Confuse Ray, Bite
             Ability: Guts
             EXP: 1978
    
             Gengar LV 58 Female
             Type: Ghost/Poison
             Moveset: Shadow Ball, Hypnosis, Nightmare, Sludge Bomb
             Ability: Levitate
             EXP: 2361
    
             Arbok LV 56 Female
             Type: Poison
             Moveset: Sludge Bomb, Screech, Iron Tail, Bite
             EXP: 1764
    Rewards: $5800
    
    Agatha's approach to battling would be more effective if there were more than
    Four Ghost type Pokemon to select from, and at this point in the game even
    less than that. Unfortunately for her, all of her Pokemon are weak against
    Psychic-type moves, so if you have a high-leveled Psychic Pokemon at your
    disposal it can easily sweep her team. However this comes up with a few small
    issues - As you can see she has a high level Gengar complete with Shadow Ball,
    which can quickly mess up your prized Psychic type. So come in knowing it has
    the potential to be a clean sweep fight, but also be aware that something can
    go wrong, or at the very least, now how you had planned.
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    Trainer: Elite Four Lance
    Pokemon: Gyarados LV 56 Male
             Type: Water/Flying
             Moveset: Hyper Beam, Dragon Rage, Twister, Bite
             Ability: Intimidate
             EXP: 2568
    
             Dragonair LV 54 Male
             Type: Dragon
             Moveset: Outrage, Safeguard, Thunder Wave, Hyper Beam
             Ability: Shed Skin
             EXP: 1665
    
             Aerodactyl LV 58 Male
             Type: Rock/Flying
             Moveset: Ancientpower, Wing Attack, Scary Face, Hyper Beam
             Ability: Rock Head
             EXP: 2509
    
             Dragonair LV 54 Male
             Type: Dragon
             Moveset: Hyper Beam, Outrage, Dragon Rage, Safeguard
             Ability: Shed Skin
             EXP: 1665
    
             Dragonite LV 60 Male
             Type: Dragon/Flying
             Moveset: Outrage, Safeguard, Hyper Beam, Wing Attack
             Ability: Inner Focus
             EXP: 2802
    Rewards: $6000
    
    Lance will probably slow things down for you just a bit. The first thing that
    you should do is to fry the ever-loving crap out of his Gyarados with Thunder
    or Thunderbolt. If not you may find yourself getting faceplanted with Hyper
    Beam, and unfortunately Gyarados has a very nice Attack stat. Once that is
    taken care of it's on to the rest of his team. As you will notice Lance uses
    the rare Dragon type Pokemon in his party. And this will probably be your very
    first taste of them. Unfortunately for Lance Dragonite suffers a double
    weakness to Ice-type attacks. So unleash with Ice Beam, Blizzard, what have
    you. Outrage is a powerful Dragon type attack that will run for 2-3 turns and
    then confuse the Pokemon that used it, but most likely Lance will have put up
    a Safeguard to ensure his Pokemon don't suffer any status changes. Oddly enough
    though, Dragon types are weak against Dragon type moves. So if any are at your
    command use them. As for Aerodactyl, it is an incredibly fast Pokemon with a
    strong punch. Take it down quickly with Water, Electric, Ice and even Steel
    type moves. Fight smart and you'll conquer Lance without much stress, it just
    might not be the quickest of fights.
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    Trainer: Champion Rival
    Pokemon: Pidgeot LV 59 Male
             Type: Normal/Flying
             Moveset: Aerial Ace, Whirlwind, Sand-Attack, Featherdance
             Ability: Keen Eye
             EXP: 2173
    
             Alakazam LV 57 Male
             Type: Psychic
             Moveset: Reflect, Psychic, Recover, Future Sight
             Ability: Sychronize
             EXP: 2271
    
             Rhydon LV 59 Male
             Type: Ground/Rock
             Moveset: Earthquake, Rock Tomb, Scary Face, Take Down
             Ability: Lightning Rod
             EXP: 2578
    
             Charizard LV 63 Male
             Type: Fire/Flying
             Moveset: Fire Blast, Aerial Ace, Slash, Fire Spin
             Ability: Blaze
             EXP: 3016
    
             Venusaur LV 63 Male
             Type: Grass/Poison
             Moveset: Solarbeam, Sunny Day, Growth, Synthesis
             Ability: Overgrow
             EXP: 2808
    
             Blastoise LV 63 Male
             Type: Water
             Moveset: Hydro Pump, Surf, Rain Dance, Body Slam
             Ability: Torrent
             EXP: 2975
    
             Gyarados LV 59/61 Male
             Type: Water/Flying
             Moveset: Hyrdo Pump, Thrash, Bite, Dragon Rage
             Ability: Intimidate
             EXP: 2704
    
             Arcanine LV 61 Male
             Type: Fire
             Moveset: Flamethrower, Extremespeed, Bite, Roar
             Ability: Intimidate
             EXP: 2784
    
             Exeggutor LV 59 Male
             Type: Grass/Psychic
             Moveset: Giga Drain, Light Screen, Egg Bomb, Sleep Powder
             Ability: Chlorophyll
             EXP: 2677
    Rewards: $6600
    
    Ah, the final battle of the game against the one who mocked you from the very
    start. Your Rival's team is well balanced but as always has some pretty bad
    dents in the armor, if you will. You already know how to deal with Pidgeot, I
    suggest doing so before it uses Sand-Attack to lower your accuracy terribly
    low. Rhydon may be big and intimidating, but one wave of a good Water or Grass
    type attack and that gentle giant will tumble. Alakazam may prove to be a pain
    but Rival usually saves him for last. Whenever he does come out, wail on it
    with strong physical attacks. Say, a Snorlax using Shadow Ball would certainly
    mess it up. As for the rest of his well balanced team use simple type matches
    for your advantage. Gyarados will fall fast to Thunder like he always does,
    Exeggutor will be served up fried or scrambled with a powerful Fire type move,
    or Ice, whatever you can pull off. Arcanine can be drowned out with Water type
    attacks though it may take two or three, I suggest using Rock or Ground type
    moves. As you should expect by now, Rival will bust out the healing items in
    order to postpone his obvious defeat, so keep your Pokemon's HP up and PP
    conserved. Win the fight and you end Rival's short reign as Pokemon Champion.
    Congratulations, you beat the game!
    
    
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    | XX. Elite Four Round 2 (E4R2)
    
    So you've decided to take on the Elite Four again have you? Well there's not
    much wrong with that, it is good experience after all. But as you will find out
    their Pokemon have changed slightly, so your's should follow suit.
    
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    Trainer: Elite Four Lorelei
    Pokemon: Dewgong LV 64 Female
             Type: Water/Ice
             Moveset: Ice Beam, Surf, Double Team, Signal Beam
             Ability: Thick Fat
             EXP: 2413
    
             Cloyster LV 63 Female
             Type: Water/Ice
             Moveset: Ice Beam, Surf, Rain Dance, Supersonic
             Ability: Shell Armor
             EXP: 2738
    
             Piloswine LV 63 Female
             Type: Ground/Ice
             Moveset: Blizzard, Earthquake, Rock Slide, Double Edge
             Ability: Oblivious
             EXP: 2160
    
             Lapras LV 66 Female
             Type: Water/Ice
             Moveset: Psychic, Thunder, Surf, Ice Beam
             Ability: Water Absorb
             EXP: 3096
    
             Jynx LV 66 Female
             Type: Ice/Psychic
             Moveset: Psychic, Ice Beam, Lovely Kiss, Attract
             Ability: Oblivious
             EXP: 1934
    
    Lorelei's Pokemon roster hasn't changed dramatically, Slowbro has been moved
    with Piloswine, and obviously their attacks are slightly different. Use Water
    type attacks to take down Piloswine, you could use Fire as well but he comes
    packing Earthquake and Rock Slide. As for every other Pokemon, use the same
    tactics as you did before. Her Lapras is packing a good amount of HP, and it
    has a decent moveset as well. So counter it accordingly.
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    Trainer: Elite Four Bruno
    Pokemon: Steelix LV 65 Male
             Type: Steel/Ground
             Moveset: Earthquake, Iron Tail, Crunch, Rock Tomb
             Ability: Rock Head
             EXP: 2710
    
             Machamp LV 68 Male
             Type: Fighting
             Moveset: Cross Chop, Earthquake, Rock Slide, Brick Break
             Ability: Guts
             EXP: 2810
    
             Hitmonlee LV 65 Male
             Type: Fighting
             Moveset: Earthquake, Rock Slide, Foresight, Mega Kick
             Ability: Limber
             EXP: 1934
    
             Hitmonchan LV 65 Male
             Type: Fighting
             Moveset: Sky Uppercut, Rock Slide, Counter, Mach Punch
             Ability: Keen Eye
             EXP: 1950
    
             Steelix LV 66 Male
             Type: Steel/Ground
             Moveset: Earthquake, Crunch, Iron Tail, Dragonbreath
             Ability: Rock Head
             EXP: 2772
    
    While Bruno's Pokemon have improved since the last time you fought him he still
    can be easily overcome by two different types of Pokemon at the least. Both of
    his Steelix Pokemon will go down fast after a strong Fire-type attack, while
    the rest of his three Pokemon will fall to Psychic type attacks. Beware of his
    Machamp, it's the strongest of his Pokemon and packs a strong punch. It's Cross
    Chop move can easily break any Pokemon in half, and it has a chance of hitting
    a critical hit, not cool. Prepare accordingly and as always, fight smart. Bruno
    will be out of the count once again.
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    Trainer: Elite Four Agatha
    Pokemon: Gengar LV 66 Female
             Type: Ghost/Poison
             Moveset: Shadow Ball, Psychic, Confuse Ray, Hypnosis
             Ability: Levitate
             EXP: 2684
    
             Crobat LV 66 Female
             Type: Poison/Flying
             Moveset: Sludge Bomb, Confuse Ray, Shadow Ball, Air Cutter
             Ability: Inner Focus
             EXP: 2882
    
             Misdreavus LV 65 Female
             Type: Ghost
             Moveset: Shadow Ball, Psychic, Thunderbolt, Attract
             Ability: Levitate
             EXP: 2046
    
             Arbok LV 68 Female
             Type: Poison
             Moveset: Sludge Bomb, Earthquake, Giga Drain, Double Team
             Ability: Intimidate
             EXP: 2142
    
    
             Gengar LV 70 Female
             Type: Ghost/Poison
             Moveset: Sludge Bomb, Shadow Ball, Psychic, Thunderbolt
             Ability: Levitate
             EXP: 2850
    
    Agatha's line-up has also been altered a tad, but it still has glaringly bad
    weak spots. A strong Psychic-type Pokemon can sweep most of her team, save the
    Misdreavus. Obliterate it with your own Ghost or Dark type attacks. If you by
    chance have a Mewtwo in your party this battle will be a breeze.
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    Trainer: Elite Four Lance
    Pokemon: Gyarados LV 68 Male
             Type: Water/Flying
             Moveset: Hyper Beam, Earthquake, Dragon Dance, Thunder Wave
             Ability: Intimidate
             EXP: 3116
    
             Aerodactyl LV 70 Male
             Type: Rock/Flying
             Moveset: Aerial Ace, Earthquake, Ancientpower, Hyper Beam 
             Ability: Rock Head
             EXP: 3030
    
             Dragonite LV 66 Male
             Type: Dragon/Flying
             Moveset: Hyper Beam, Dragon Claw, Earthquake, Flamethrower
             Ability: Inner Focus
             EXP: 3080
    
             Dragonite LV 72 Male
             Type: Dragon/Flying
             Moveset: Outrage, Hyper Beam, Thunderbolt, Ice Beam
             Ability: Inner Focus
             EXP: 3362
    
             Kingdra LV 66 Male
             Type: Dragon/Water
             Moveset: Hyper Beam, Surf, Ice Beam, Dragon Dance
             Ability: Swift Swim
             EXP: 2924
    
    After you wipe out Gyarados with an Electric-type attack (As per the usual way
    to take it down) you'll be faced to face with an amped-up verison of his old
    team, albeit with some obvious changes. Kingdra is a new face for you perhaps.
    Take it down with Dragon-type attacks, that's the only thing that registers as
    super effective. Or you could toss out a strong Water/Ice type and battle a war
    of attrition, just be aware of Dragon Dance and Hyper Beam.
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    Trainer: Champion Rival
    Pokemon: Heracross LV 72 Male
             Type: Bug/Fighting
             Moveset: Megahorn, Rock Tomb, Earthquake, Counter
             Ability: Swarm
             EXP: 3084
    
             Tyranitar LV 72 Male
             Type: Dark/Rock
             Moveset: Crunch, Earthquake, Aerial Ace, Thunderbolt
             Ability: Sand Stream
             EXP: 3362
    
             Alakazam LV 73 Male
             Type: Psychic
             Moveset: Psychic, Shadow Ball, Calm Mind, Reflect
             Ability: Synchronize
             EXP: 2906
    
             Charizard LV 75 Male
             Type: Fire/Flying
             Moveset: Fire Blast, Earthqake, Aerial Ace, Dragon Claw
             Ability: Blaze
             EXP: 3177
    
             Blastoise LV 75
             Type: Water
             Moveset: Hydro Pump, Rain Dance, Ice Beam, Earthquake
             Ability: Torrent
             EXP: --
    
             Venusaur LV 75 Male
             Type: Grass/Poison
             Moveset: Solarbeam, Sunny Day, Sludge Bomb, Earthquake
             Ability: Overgrow
             EXP: --
    
             Gyarados LV 73 Male
             Type: Water/Flying
             Moveset: Earthquake, Dragon Dance, Hyper Beam, Hydro Pump
             Ability: Intimidate
             EXP: 3344
    
             Arcanine LV 73 Male
             Type: Fire
             Moveset: Overheat, Extremespeed, Iron Tail, Aerial Ace
             Ability: Intimidate
             EXP: 3330
    
             Exeggutor LV 73 Male
             Type: Grass/Psychic
             Moveset: Giga Drain, Psychic, Sleep Powder, Light Screen
             Ability: Chlorophyll
             EXP: 3108
    
    If you've never encountered a Heracross before, this is your first chance to
    do so! Unfortunately you won't feel very lucky after he starts ripping through
    your Pokemon with his awesome Megahorn attack. Though he is also a Fighting
    type Pokemon do not send a Psychic type out, unless you know for sure it can
    take it out in one hit, because otherwise you'll sorely regret that mistake.
    Tyranitar is an absolute beast of a Pokemon, quite possibly one of the
    strongest out there. Though in this battle he can be beaten without much hard
    work. He suffers a double weakness to Fighting type moves, so that's a good
    approach. Be aware though, this brute has Aerial Ace with him. So use a strong
    Fighting type move like Submission or Cross Chop. As for the rest of Rival's
    team, you've faced them many times before. I implore you to take a very basic
    approach to this battle and use type advantages to give you the edge in battle,
    but don't be afraid to take a risk or two. After all, this is the *final* final
    battle of this game.
    
    
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    | XXII. Version History (Ver)
    
    July 3rd 2007: 1.0 - the initial FAQ. I still need to gather leftover info
    about the Rival battles and double check a few things. I'm also considering
    adding a few additional sections.
    
    July 15th 2007: 1.04 - Corrected some table errors as well as grammar errors,
    also added the wonderful ASCII you saw at the top of the FAQ.
    
    December 28th, 2007: 1.08 - Small update. Corrected a minor mistake in the
    second round of the Elite Four, Lance's Aerodactyl and his moveset. Credit goes
    to Paulo Chua for that.
    
    July 16th, 2009: 1.16 - Surprise update out of nowhere! I decided to update
    this guide to sort of commemorate my fourth year on GameFAQs. To recognize such
    an event I decided to update my most successful guide to date. As of this
    writing this guide has gotten around 50,000 hits. Now I know that compared to
    many guides that really isn't too much. But to me, the fact that this single
    piece of writing has reached so many people is astounding. So I thank the
    readers, for without you all of this would be completely useless. You can bet
    that I will be writing a Gym FAQ for Pokemon HeartGold and SoulSilver when they
    make their release stateside, whenever that is! I updated the ASCII at the
    start of the file and various movesets for the Rival fights.
    
    
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    | XXIII. Final Notes (Fin01)
    
    I encourage feedback of any kind, and I can be reached at the email listed
    above. In addition to feedback, if you have errors or missing content to report
    I'll look into it, and if everything checks out credit will be given to you in
    a future update. Thank you for viewing my FAQ.
    
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