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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.


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| 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. 

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| 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!
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| 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
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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
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I'll look into it, and if everything checks out credit will be given to you in
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