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    Gym Leader/Elite Four Guide by Murk

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    |-- POKEMON GOLD/SILVER VERSION --|
    |-- GYM LEADER/ELITE FOUR GUIDE --|
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    |-- Written by: Murk -------------|
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    This FAQ has been updated as of December 27, 2011.
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    TABLE OF CONTENTS:
    
    1: Introduction/Contact Information .. CTIFM
    
    2: Recommended Types Section ......... RCTPS
    
    3: Johto Gym Leader Guide ............ JGL00
    - A: Falkner ......................... JGL01
    - B: Bugsy ........................... JGL02
    - C: Whitney ......................... JGL03
    - D: Morty ........................... JGL04
    - E: Chuck ........................... JGL05
    - F: Jasmine ......................... JGL06
    - G: Pryce ........................... JGL07
    - H: Clair ........................... JGL08
    
    4: Elite Four Guide .................. EFG00
    - A: Will ............................ EFG01
    - B: Koga ............................ EFG02
    - C: Bruno ........................... EFG03
    - D: Karen ........................... EFG04
    - E: Champion ........................ EFG05
    
    5: Kanto Gym Leader Guide ............ KGL00
    - A: Lieutenant Surge ................ KGL01
    - B: Sabrina ......................... KGL02
    - C: Janine .......................... KGL03
    - D: Erika ........................... KGL04
    - E: Misty ........................... KGL05
    - F: The Brock ....................... KGL06
    - G: Blaine .......................... KGL07
    - H: Blue ............................ KGL08
    
    6: The Real Champion Battle .......... RCHBT
    
    7: Final Notes/Closing ............... FNCLS
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    | 1: CONTACT INFORMATION | CTIFM |
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    In case you have any questions, I can be contacted personally at one of the e-
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    Thank you for your patience. I've been rather lazy with updating this guide in
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    | 2: RECOMMENDED TYPES SECTION | RCTPS |
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    Here is a chart for every type with its respective weaknesses and resistances.
    I had originally done a Recommended Type portion for each individual, but it's
    not all that appealing to me and so I'm doing it here instead.
    
    o---------------o------------------------------------------------------------o
    |-- TYPE -------|-- WEAKNESSES ----------------------------------------------|
    o---------------o------------------------------------------------------------o
    |-- BUG --------|-- FIRE, FLYING, ROCK --------------------------------------|
    |-- DARK -------|-- BUG, FIGHTING -------------------------------------------|
    |-- DRAGON -----|-- DRAGON, ICE ---------------------------------------------|
    |-- ELECTRIC ---|-- GROUND --------------------------------------------------|
    |-- FIGHTING ---|-- FLYING, PSYCHIC -----------------------------------------|
    |-- FIRE -------|-- GROUND, ROCK, WATER -------------------------------------|
    |-- FLYING -----|-- ELECTRIC, ICE, ROCK -------------------------------------|
    |-- GHOST ------|-- DARK, GHOST ---------------------------------------------|
    |-- GRASS ------|-- BUG, FIRE, FLYING, ICE, POISON --------------------------|
    |-- GROUND -----|-- GRASS, ICE, WATER ---------------------------------------|
    |-- ICE --------|-- FIGHTING, FIRE, ROCK, STEEL -----------------------------|
    |-- NORMAL -----|-- FIGHTING ------------------------------------------------|
    |-- POISON -----|-- GROUND, PSYCHIC -----------------------------------------|
    |-- PSYCHIC ----|-- BUG, DARK, GHOST ----------------------------------------|
    |-- ROCK -------|-- FIGHTING, GRASS, GROUND, STEEL, WATER -------------------|
    |-- STEEL ------|-- FIGHTING, FIRE, GROUND ----------------------------------|
    |-- WATER ------|-- ELECTRIC, GRASS -----------------------------------------|
    o---------------o------------------------------------------------------------o
    |-- TYPE -------|-- RESISTANCES ---------------------------------------------|
    o---------------o------------------------------------------------------------o
    |-- BUG --------|-- GRASS, GROUND, FIGHTING ---------------------------------|
    |-- DARK -------|-- DARK, GHOST ---------------------------------------------|
    |-- DRAGON -----|-- ELECTRIC, FIRE, GRASS, WATER ----------------------------|
    |-- ELECTRIC ---|-- ELECTRIC, FLYING ----------------------------------------|
    |-- FIGHTING ---|-- BUG, DARK, ROCK -----------------------------------------|
    |-- FIRE -------|-- BUG, FIRE, GRASS, ICE, STEEL ----------------------------|
    |-- FLYING -----|-- BUG, FIGHTING, GRASS ------------------------------------|
    |-- GHOST ------|-- BUG, POISON ---------------------------------------------|
    |-- GRASS ------|-- ELECTRIC, GRASS, GROUND, WATER --------------------------|
    |-- GROUND -----|-- POISON, ROCK --------------------------------------------|
    |-- ICE --------|-- ICE -----------------------------------------------------|
    |-- NORMAL -----|-- NONE ----------------------------------------------------|
    |-- POISON -----|-- BUG, FIGHTING, GRASS, POISON ----------------------------|
    |-- PSYCHIC ----|-- FIGHTING, PSYCHIC ---------------------------------------|
    |-- ROCK -------|-- FIRE, FLYING, NORMAL, POISON ----------------------------|
    |-- STEEL (1) --|-- BUG, DARK, DRAGON, FLYING, GHOST, GRASS, ICE, NORMAL ----|
    |-- STEEL (2) --|-- PSYCHIC, ROCK, STEEL ------------------------------------|
    |-- WATER ------|-- FIRE, ICE, STEEL, WATER ---------------------------------|
    o---------------o------------------------------------------------------------o
    |-- TYPE -------|-- TAKES NO DAMAGE -----------------------------------------|
    o---------------o------------------------------------------------------------o
    |-- BUG --------|-- NONE ----------------------------------------------------|
    |-- DARK -------|-- PSYCHIC -------------------------------------------------|
    |-- DRAGON -----|-- NONE ----------------------------------------------------|
    |-- ELECTRIC ---|-- NONE ----------------------------------------------------|
    |-- FIGHTING ---|-- NONE ----------------------------------------------------|
    |-- FIRE -------|-- NONE ----------------------------------------------------|
    |-- FLYING -----|-- GROUND --------------------------------------------------|
    |-- GHOST ------|-- FIGHTING, NORMAL ----------------------------------------|
    |-- GRASS ------|-- NONE ----------------------------------------------------|
    |-- GROUND -----|-- ELECTRIC ------------------------------------------------|
    |-- ICE --------|-- NONE ----------------------------------------------------|
    |-- NORMAL -----|-- GHOST ---------------------------------------------------|
    |-- POISON -----|-- NONE ----------------------------------------------------|
    |-- PSYCHIC ----|-- NONE ----------------------------------------------------|
    |-- ROCK -------|-- NONE ----------------------------------------------------|
    |-- STEEL ------|-- POISON --------------------------------------------------|
    |-- WATER ------|-- NONE ----------------------------------------------------|
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    | 3: JOHTO GYM LEADER GUIDE | JGL00 |
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    o----------------------------------------------------------------------------o
    |--------------- VIOLET GYM LEADER: FALKNER ----------------|---- JGL01 -----|
    o----------------------------------------------------------------------------o
    |-- SPECIALTY --|--- BADGE ---|--- HM USAGE ---|-- NEW TM --|-- DIFFICULTY --|
    o----------------------------------------------------------------------------o
    |--- FLYING ----|--- ZEPHYR --|----- HM05 -----|--- TM31 ---|---- 2-3/10 ----|
    o----------------------------------------------------------------------------o
    |-- PRIZE MONEY FOR WINNING --|-- LV AVERAGE --|-- TOTAL EXP POINTS GAINED --|
    o----------------------------------------------------------------------------o
    |----------- 900y ------------|------- 8 ------|------------ 299 ------------|
    o----------------------------------------------------------------------------o
    
    o----------------------------------------------------------------------------o
    |---------------------------- FALKNER'S POKEMON -----------------------------|
    o----------------------------------------------------------------------------o
    |-- POKEMON -----|-- LVL. --|-- 1ST TYPE --|-- 2ND TYPE --|-- EXP GAINED ----|
    o----------------------------------------------------------------------------o
    |-- PIDGEY ------|--- 7 ----|-- NORMAL ----|-- FLYING ----|-- 82 ------------|
    |-- PIDGEOTTO ---|--- 9 ----|-- NORMAL ----|-- FLYING ----|-- 217 -----------|
    o----------------------------------------------------------------------------o
    |-- POKEMON -----|-- MOVESETS -----------------------------------------------|
    o----------------------------------------------------------------------------o
    |-- PIDGEY ------|-- TACKLE, SAND-ATTACK, MUD-SLAP --------------------------|
    |-- PIDGEOTTO ---|-- TACKLE, SAND-ATTACK, MUD-SLAP, GUST --------------------|
    o----------------------------------------------------------------------------o
    
    This can be a tough battle, depending on who you chose as your starter. If you
    chose Chikorita, you're in for a long battle, especially against Pidgeotto and
    its Gust attack. If you chose one of the others, you should be OK, but try not
    to get too excited just yet, because Gust will still hurt you badly unless you
    have levels far above his. If you caught a Geodude, bring one here when it can
    use Rock Throw. If not, and if you still can't beat Falkner, go to Route 31 to
    catch Bellsprout and trade it for Onix in Violet City, and use that here. Mud-
    Slap will still hurt Rock-types, but only a bit. If your Rock-type is level 10
    or higher, you've got an easy battle.
    
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    o----------------------------------------------------------------------------o
    |---------------- AZALEA GYM LEADER: BUGSY -----------------|---- JGL02 -----|
    o----------------------------------------------------------------------------o
    |-- SPECIALTY --|--- BADGE ---|--- HM USAGE ---|-- NEW TM --|-- DIFFICULTY --|
    o----------------------------------------------------------------------------o
    |----- BUG -----|--- HIVE ----|----- HM01 -----|--- TM49 ---|---- 3-4/10 ----|
    o----------------------------------------------------------------------------o
    |-- PRIZE MONEY FOR WINNING --|-- LV AVERAGE --|-- TOTAL EXP POINTS GAINED --|
    o----------------------------------------------------------------------------o
    |---------- 1,600y -----------|------ 15 ------|----------- 1,069 -----------|
    o----------------------------------------------------------------------------o
    
    o----------------------------------------------------------------------------o
    |----------------------------- BUGSY'S POKEMON ------------------------------|
    o----------------------------------------------------------------------------o
    |-- POKEMON -----|-- LVL. --|-- 1ST TYPE --|-- 2ND TYPE --|-- EXP GAINED ----|
    o----------------------------------------------------------------------------o
    |-- METAPOD -----|-- 14 ----|-- BUG -------|-- NONE ------|-- 216 -----------|
    |-- KAKUNA ------|-- 14 ----|-- BUG -------|-- POISON ----|-- 213 -----------|
    |-- SCYTHER -----|-- 16 ----|-- BUG -------|-- FLYING ----|-- 640 -----------|
    o----------------------------------------------------------------------------o
    |-- POKEMON -----|-- MOVESETS -----------------------------------------------|
    o----------------------------------------------------------------------------o
    |-- METAPOD -----|-- TACKLE, STRING SHOT, HARDEN ----------------------------|
    |-- KAKUNA ------|-- POISON STING, STRING SHOT, HARDEN ----------------------|
    |-- SCYTHER -----|-- QUICK ATTACK, LEER, FURY CUTTER, PURSUIT ---------------|
    o----------------------------------------------------------------------------o
    
    For the life of me, I can't figure out why Bugsy didn't evolve his Metapod and
    Kakuna. He would have been a lot more challenging if he had. Even a trainer in
    the gym had a Beedrill ... Anyway, use just about anything that can attack for
    actual damage to take out his first two Pokemon. Neither of them can stop you.
    
    Scyther is a different story altogether. It's just about faster than most that
    you can use at this point in the game, has a Bug-type move that gets progress-
    ively more powerful as it's used (though its accuracy is pretty bad), and will
    fight against types strong against it surprisingly well. If you have a Pokemon
    like Geodude or Pidgeotto with you, then you're all set to fight it. Pidgeotto
    specifically can resist Fury Cutter, but Geodude nails Scyther for super-super
    effective damage. Your Fire starter works well here, too. Scyther has a number
    of weaknesses; all you have to do is expose them.
    
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    o----------------------------------------------------------------------------o
    |-------------- GOLDENROD GYM LEADER: WHITNEY --------------|---- JGL03 -----|
    o----------------------------------------------------------------------------o
    |-- SPECIALTY --|--- BADGE ---|--- HM USAGE ---|-- NEW TM --|-- DIFFICULTY --|
    o----------------------------------------------------------------------------o
    |---- NORMAL ---|--- PLAIN ---|----- HM04 -----|--- TM45 ---|----- 5/10 -----|
    o----------------------------------------------------------------------------o
    |-- PRIZE MONEY FOR WINNING --|-- LV AVERAGE --|-- TOTAL EXP POINTS GAINED --|
    o----------------------------------------------------------------------------o
    |---------- 2,000y -----------|------ 19 ------|----------- 1,117 -----------|
    o----------------------------------------------------------------------------o
    
    o----------------------------------------------------------------------------o
    |---------------------------- WHITNEY'S POKEMON -----------------------------|
    o----------------------------------------------------------------------------o
    |-- POKEMON -----|-- LVL. --|-- 1ST TYPE --|-- 2ND TYPE --|-- EXP GAINED ----|
    o----------------------------------------------------------------------------o
    |-- CLEFAIRY ----|-- 18 ----|-- NORMAL ----|-- NONE ------|-- 261 -----------|
    |-- MILTANK -----|-- 20 ----|-- NORMAL ----|-- NONE ------|-- 856 -----------|
    o----------------------------------------------------------------------------o
    |-- POKEMON -----|-- MOVESETS -----------------------------------------------|
    o----------------------------------------------------------------------------o
    |-- CLEFAIRY ----|-- DOUBLESLAP, METRONOME, ENCORE, MIMIC -------------------|
    |-- MILTANK -----|-- STOMP, ROLLOUT, ATTRACT, MILK DRINK --------------------|
    o----------------------------------------------------------------------------o
    
    This battle is incredibly annoying. She will lead with Clefairy, who in itself
    is not all that strong, but can potentially be a threat with Metronome. You're
    not likely going to see a strong attack pulled, but I've seen it use Blizzard,
    Hyper Beam, Aeroblast, etc. so don't push your luck. At any rate, Clefairy's a
    weakling compared to Scyther and even Pidgeotto, so don't worry too much.
    
    Miltank is the reason this battle is annoying. It will destroy anything you're
    using that isn't resistant to it with Stomp and Rollout. Onix is awesome here,
    as it can resist both, and even Geodude can do the same, but Miltank can still
    use Attract on them if they're the opposite gender, an attack that renders the
    opposite gender incapable of attacking 50% of the time. If you caught an Abra,
    trade it in the department store for a Machop, as that's the only way to get a
    Fighting-type Pokemon this early in the game, which is Normal-type's only real
    weakness. This is also the first gym in Johto where it doesn't matter who your
    starter is, as all three fare equally well here, though that's not necessarily
    a good thing. Leave your starter for Clefairy and take out Miltank using some-
    one else, such as the Pokemon I suggested above. Also note that Milk Drink, an
    irritatingly unique move for Miltank, will recover half of its maximum HP when
    used, so if it's not stuck using Rollout, you're going to have a tough time in
    keeping its HP down if you're under Attract. It really doesn't matter what you
    strategize, as long as it works, so think outside the box and you'll win.
    
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    o----------------------------------------------------------------------------o
    |--------------- ECRUTEAK GYM LEADER: MORTY ----------------|---- JGL04 -----|
    o----------------------------------------------------------------------------o
    |-- SPECIALTY --|--- BADGE ---|--- HM USAGE ---|-- NEW TM --|-- DIFFICULTY --|
    o----------------------------------------------------------------------------o
    |---- GHOST ----|---- FOG ----|----- HM03 -----|--- TM30 ---|----- 4/10 -----|
    o----------------------------------------------------------------------------o
    |-- PRIZE MONEY FOR WINNING --|-- LV AVERAGE --|-- TOTAL EXP POINTS GAINED --|
    o----------------------------------------------------------------------------o
    |---------- 2,300y -----------|------ 23 ------|----------- 2,634 -----------|
    o----------------------------------------------------------------------------o
    
    o----------------------------------------------------------------------------o
    |----------------------------- MORTY'S POKEMON ------------------------------|
    o----------------------------------------------------------------------------o
    |-- POKEMON -----|-- LVL. --|-- 1ST TYPE --|-- 2ND TYPE --|-- EXP GAINED ----|
    o----------------------------------------------------------------------------o
    |-- GASTLY ------|-- 21 ----|-- GHOST -----|-- POISON ----|-- 427 -----------|
    |-- HAUNTER -----|-- 21 ----|-- GHOST -----|-- POISON ----|-- 567 -----------|
    |-- GENGAR ------|-- 25 ----|-- GHOST -----|-- POISON ----|-- 1,017 ---------|
    |-- HAUNTER -----|-- 23 ----|-- GHOST -----|-- POISON ----|-- 621 -----------|
    o----------------------------------------------------------------------------o
    |-- POKEMON -----|-- MOVESETS -----------------------------------------------|
    o----------------------------------------------------------------------------o
    |-- GASTLY ------|-- NIGHT SHADE, HYPNOSIS, CURSE, MEAN LOOK ----------------|
    |-- HAUNTER -----|-- NIGHT SHADE, HYPNOSIS, CURSE, LICK ---------------------|
    |-- GENGAR ------|-- SHADOW BALL, HYPNOSIS, DREAM EATER, MEAN LOOK ----------|
    |-- HAUNTER -----|-- NIGHT SHADE, MEAN LOOK, SPITE, MIMIC -------------------|
    o----------------------------------------------------------------------------o
    
    ---
    NOTE: I`m not completely certain on the movesets for Gastly and Haunter 1. I'm
    positive they both have Hypnosis and Night Shade, but the other two are a hazy
    area based off of memory.
    ---
    
    Normally I would recommend a Ghost-type for a battle like this, but this time,
    I doubt it would work too well. It may cover Gastly and the first Haunter, but
    Gengar would thrash it with Shadow Ball. If you have Kadabra/Alakazam at level
    25 or higher - preferably Alakazam - it should be able to win, but Shadow Ball
    will destroy it if it doesn't. Ground-types also work here, but they are slow,
    and Gengar can still hit them with a Hypnosis/Dream Eater combination which is
    very painful, and heals Gengar's HP by half the damage delivered to boot. Your
    options are high, and if you have a Normal-type and can keep it awake, you can
    rather easily beat Gengar, but it has to be a high level. I find Pidgeotto's a
    great choice here, as it resists Shadow Ball completely and has Sand-Attack to
    make Hypnosis very inaccurate. The choice is yours. Just make sure you have an
    Awakening or ten with you.
    
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    o----------------------------------------------------------------------------o
    |---------------- CIANWOOD GYM LEADER: CHUCK ---------------|---- JGL05 -----|
    o----------------------------------------------------------------------------o
    |-- SPECIALTY --|--- BADGE ---|--- HM USAGE ---|-- NEW TM --|-- DIFFICULTY --|
    o----------------------------------------------------------------------------o
    |--- FIGHTING --|--- STORM ---|----- HM02 -----|--- TM01 ---|----- 4/10 -----|
    o----------------------------------------------------------------------------o
    |-- PRIZE MONEY FOR WINNING --|-- LV AVERAGE --|-- TOTAL EXP POINTS GAINED --|
    o----------------------------------------------------------------------------o
    |---------- 3,000y -----------|------ 29 ------|----------- 2,049 -----------|
    o----------------------------------------------------------------------------o
    
    o----------------------------------------------------------------------------o
    |----------------------------- CHUCK'S POKEMON ------------------------------|
    o----------------------------------------------------------------------------o
    |-- POKEMON -----|-- LVL. --|-- 1ST TYPE --|-- 2ND TYPE --|-- EXP GAINED ----|
    o----------------------------------------------------------------------------o
    |-- PRIMEAPE ----|-- 27 ----|-- FIGHTING --|-- NONE ------|-- 861 -----------|
    |-- POLIWRATH ---|-- 30 ----|-- WATER -----|-- FIGHTING --|-- 1,188 ---------|
    o----------------------------------------------------------------------------o
    |-- POKEMON -----|-- MOVESETS -----------------------------------------------|
    o----------------------------------------------------------------------------o
    |-- PRIMEAPE ----|-- KARATE CHOP, FURY SWIPES, RAGE, LEER -------------------|
    |-- POLIWRATH ---|-- SURF, DYNAMICPUNCH, HYPNOSIS, MIND READER --------------|
    o----------------------------------------------------------------------------o
    
    This is the gym where your Grass starter finally shines. If you have Alakazam/
    Kadabra or Pidgeotto, both of which I've recommended before, bring them too. I
    have never found Primeape that strong, and I don't think you will, either. You
    won't feel the same way about Poliwrath. Surf isn't all that strong since it's
    lacking in the Special Attack department, but it can use Mind Reader, which is
    perfect with Dynamicpunch, which is normally inaccurate. It will make Hypnosis
    or Dynamicpunch perfectly accurate on the following turn, both of which is bad
    for you. Dynamicpunch always confuses the Pokemon it hits, so it's like Super-
    sonic that does damage. If you have your Grass starter, which should be fully-
    evolved by now, it will do wonders against Poliwrath. Overall, this gym's easy
    compared to the last two, but you need some good levels to make that so.
    
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    o----------------------------------------------------------------------------o
    |--------------- OLIVINE GYM LEADER: JASMINE ---------------|---- JGL06 -----|
    o----------------------------------------------------------------------------o
    |-- SPECIALTY --|--- BADGE ---|--- HM USAGE ---|-- NEW TM --|-- DIFFICULTY --|
    o----------------------------------------------------------------------------o
    |---- STEEL ----|-- MINERAL --|----- NONE -----|--- TM23 ---|---- 1-2/10 ----|
    o----------------------------------------------------------------------------o
    |-- PRIZE MONEY FOR WINNING --|-- LV AVERAGE --|-- TOTAL EXP POINTS GAINED --|
    o----------------------------------------------------------------------------o
    |---------- 3,500y -----------|------ 32 ------|----------- 2,612 -----------|
    o----------------------------------------------------------------------------o
    
    o----------------------------------------------------------------------------o
    |---------------------------- JASMINE'S POKEMON -----------------------------|
    o----------------------------------------------------------------------------o
    |-- POKEMON -----|-- LVL. --|-- 1ST TYPE --|-- 2ND TYPE --|-- EXP POINTS ----|
    o----------------------------------------------------------------------------o
    |-- MAGNEMITE ---|-- 30 ----|-- ELECTRIC --|-- STEEL -----|-- 571 -----------|
    |-- MAGNEMITE ---|-- 30 ----|-- ELECTRIC --|-- STEEL -----|-- 571 -----------|
    |-- STEELIX -----|-- 35 ----|-- STEEL -----|-- GROUND ----|-- 1,470 ---------|
    o----------------------------------------------------------------------------o
    |-- POKEMON -----|-- MOVESETS -----------------------------------------------|
    o----------------------------------------------------------------------------o
    |-- MAGNEMITE ---|-- THUNDERBOLT, SONICBOOM, SUPERSONIC, THUNDER WAVE -------|
    |-- MAGNEMITE ---|-- THUNDERBOLT, SONICBOOM, SUPERSONIC, THUNDER WAVE -------|
    |-- STEELIX -----|-- IRON TAIL, ROCK THROW, SCREECH, SUNNY DAY --------------|
    o----------------------------------------------------------------------------o
    
    Just like Bugsy before her, Jasmine apparently has issues with evolution ... I
    know it makes things easier for you, but she could have had Magnetons for this
    battle. If you have Graveler from way back against Whitney and Bugsy, bring it
    back as a Golem and it will personally destroy both Magnemites for you with an
    almost incredible ease. If it falls to Steelix, bring out a Fire- or Fighting-
    type to kill it off. I don't suggest a Water-type because of Sunny Day, a move
    that juices up Fire-type moves and weakenes Water-type moves for five turns. I
    think you'll find this battle a lot easier than the last three or four all the
    same, especially since its weakness to Fire is being enhanced. It can use Rock
    Throw to cover this, but unless you're really slow, you'll likely hit it first
    and even possibly KO it. It's high-leveled, but it's not difficult to beat.
    
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    o----------------------------------------------------------------------------o
    |--------------- MAHOGANY GYM LEADER: PRYCE ----------------|---- JGL07 -----|
    o----------------------------------------------------------------------------o
    |-- SPECIALTY --|--- BADGE ---|--- HM USAGE ---|-- NEW TM --|-- DIFFICULTY --|
    o----------------------------------------------------------------------------o
    |----- ICE -----|-- GLACIER --|----- HM06 -----|--- TM06 ---|----- 4/10 -----|
    o----------------------------------------------------------------------------o
    |-- PRIZE MONEY FOR WINNING --|-- LV AVERAGE --|-- TOTAL EXP POINTS GAINED --|
    o----------------------------------------------------------------------------o
    |---------- 3,100y -----------|------ 32 ------|----------- 2,732 -----------|
    o----------------------------------------------------------------------------o
    
    o----------------------------------------------------------------------------o
    |----------------------------- PRYCE'S POKEMON ------------------------------|
    o----------------------------------------------------------------------------o
    |-- POKEMON -----|-- LVL. --|-- 1ST TYPE --|-- 2ND TYPE --|-- EXP GAINED ----|
    o----------------------------------------------------------------------------o
    |-- SEEL --------|-- 27 ----|-- WATER -----|-- NONE ------|-- 577 -----------|
    |-- DEWGONG -----|-- 29 ----|-- WATER -----|-- ICE -------|-- 1,093 ---------|
    |-- PILOSWINE ---|-- 31 ----|-- ICE -------|-- GROUND ----|-- 1,062 ---------|
    o----------------------------------------------------------------------------o
    |-- POKEMON -----|-- MOVESETS -----------------------------------------------|
    o----------------------------------------------------------------------------o
    |-- SEEL --------|-- ICY WIND, AURORA BEAM, HEADBUTT, REST ------------------|
    |-- DEWGONG -----|-- ICY WIND, AURORA BEAM, HEADBUTT, REST ------------------|
    |-- PILOSWINE ---|-- ICY WIND, BLIZZARD, FURY ATTACK, MIST ------------------|
    o----------------------------------------------------------------------------o
    
    For some reason, Pryce is actually a lower level gym leader than Jasmine, even
    though he's the gym after her in the standings. He's actually on Chuck's level
    here. Anyway, use an Electric-type on Seel and Dewgong and they'll fall rather
    easily. Fighting- and Rock-types also work here, but the only Rock-type I know
    of that isn't also part-Ground is Sudowoodo, so keep that in mind. His staple,
    Piloswine, resists Electricty completely but is weak to all three of gen two's
    starters, though I wouldn't suggest Meganium here. Either of the others work -
    and quite well - and resist Icy Wind and Blizzard, so use them. By the way, if
    you're wondering, Icy Wind is a weak Ice-type move that reduces Speed, but you
    likely won't be outsped by anything Pryce uses.
    
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    o----------------------------------------------------------------------------o
    |------------- BLACKTHORN GYM LEADER: CLAIR ----------------|---- JGL08 -----|
    o----------------------------------------------------------------------------o
    |-- SPECIALTY --|--- BADGE ---|--- HM USAGE ---|-- NEW TM --|-- DIFFICULTY --|
    o----------------------------------------------------------------------------o
    |---- DRAGON ---|--- RISING --|----- HM07 -----|--- TM24 ---|----- 7/10 -----|
    o----------------------------------------------------------------------------o
    |-- PRIZE MONEY FOR WINNING --|-- LV AVERAGE --|-- TOTAL EXP POINTS GAINED --|
    o----------------------------------------------------------------------------o
    |---------- 4,000y -----------|------ 38 ------|----------- 5,196 -----------|
    o----------------------------------------------------------------------------o
    
    o----------------------------------------------------------------------------o
    |----------------------------- CLAIR'S POKEMON ------------------------------|
    o----------------------------------------------------------------------------o
    |-- POKEMON -----|-- LVL. --|-- 1ST TYPE --|-- 2ND TYPE --|-- EXP GAINED ----|
    o----------------------------------------------------------------------------o
    |-- DRAGONAIR ---|-- 37 ----|-- DRAGON ----|-- NONE ------|-- 1,141 ---------|
    |-- DRAGONAIR ---|-- 37 ----|-- DRAGON ----|-- NONE ------|-- 1,141 ---------|
    |-- DRAGONAIR ---|-- 37 ----|-- DRAGON ----|-- NONE ------|-- 1,141 ---------|
    |-- KINGDRA -----|-- 40 ----|-- WATER -----|-- DRAGON ----|-- 1,773 ---------|
    o----------------------------------------------------------------------------o
    |-- POKEMON -----|-- MOVESETS -----------------------------------------------|
    o----------------------------------------------------------------------------o
    |-- DRAGONAIR ---|-- DRAGONBREATH, SLAM, THUNDER WAVE, SURF -----------------|
    |-- DRAGONAIR ---|-- DRAGONBREATH, SLAM, THUNDER WAVE, THUNDERBOLT ----------|
    |-- DRAGONAIR ---|-- DRAGONBREATH, SLAM, THUNDER WAVE, ICE BEAM -------------|
    |-- KINGDRA -----|-- DRAGONBREATH, SURF, HYPER BEAM, SMOKESCREEN ------------|
    o----------------------------------------------------------------------------o
    
    This lady is a huge step up from the other gym leaders you have faced up until
    now. Her three Dragonairs are almost all the same, aside from having different
    elemental attacks each (excluding Fire, since Flamethrower wasn't a TM at this
    point in the series). If you caught a Jynx or Swinub and have them evolved and
    at decent levels, use them here. They won't do much against Kingdra, which has
    no weaknesses you can exploit unless you have a Dragon-type on your lineup. If
    you somehow do, it still won't do much, since Kingdra is better. Meganium will
    hold its own decently well, as will Feraligatr, but watch out for the powerful
    Hyper Beam. It has a BP of 150, the strongest attack force you've faced so far
    outside of selfdestruction attacks. Fortunately, you get a free turn after its
    Hyper Beam is used, so use it well. This is actually one of the harder battles
    of the game, so pat yourself on the back when you win. You've earned it.
    
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    
    ===============================
    | 4: ELITE FOUR GUIDE | EFG00 |
    ===============================
    
    You can't leave once you challenge them, so have Hyper Potions, Full Heals and
    Revives ready. Ethers/Elixirs also help here. Here we go.
    
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    
    o----------------------------------------------------------------------------o
    |---------------- ELITE FOUR BATTLE 1: WILL ----------------|---- EFG01 -----|
    o----------------------------------------------------------------------------o
    |-- SPECIALTY --|--- BADGE ---|--- HM USAGE ---|-- NEW TM --|-- DIFFICULTY --|
    o----------------------------------------------------------------------------o
    |--- PSYCHIC ---|---- N/A ----|----- NONE -----|--- NONE ---|---- 4-5/10 ----|
    o----------------------------------------------------------------------------o
    |-- PRIZE MONEY FOR WINNING --|-- LV AVERAGE --|-- TOTAL EXP POINTS GAINED --|
    o----------------------------------------------------------------------------o
    |----------- 4,200y ----------|------ 41 ------|------------ 7,508 ----------|
    o----------------------------------------------------------------------------o
    
    o----------------------------------------------------------------------------o
    |---------------------------- WILL'S POKEMON --------------------------------|
    o----------------------------------------------------------------------------o
    |-- POKEMON -----|-- LVL. --|-- 1ST TYPE --|-- 2ND TYPE --|-- EXP GAINED ----|
    o----------------------------------------------------------------------------o
    |-- XATU --------|-- 40 ----|-- PSYCHIC ---|-- FLYING ----|-- 1,465 ---------|
    |-- JYNX --------|-- 41 ----|-- ICE -------|-- PSYCHIC ---|-- 1,203 ---------|
    |-- EXEGGUTOR ---|-- 41 ----|-- GRASS -----|-- PSYCHIC ---|-- 1,861 ---------|
    |-- SLOWBRO -----|-- 41 ----|-- WATER -----|-- PSYCHIC ---|-- 1,440 ---------|
    |-- XATU --------|-- 42 ----|-- PSYCHIC ---|-- FLYING ----|-- 1,539 ---------|
    o----------------------------------------------------------------------------o
    |-- POKEMON -----|-- MOVESETS -----------------------------------------------|
    o----------------------------------------------------------------------------o
    |-- XATU --------|-- PSYCHIC, QUICK ATTACK, CONFUSE RAY, FUTURE SIGHT -------|
    |-- JYNX --------|-- PSYCHIC, ICE PUNCH, DOUBLESLAP, LOVELY KISS ------------|
    |-- EXEGGUTOR ---|-- PSYCHIC, EGG BOMB, LEECH SEED, REFLECT -----------------|
    |-- SLOWBRO -----|-- PSYCHIC, BODY SLAM, CURSE, AMNESIA ---------------------|
    |-- XATU --------|-- PSYCHIC, QUICK ATTACK, CONFUSE RAY, FUTURE SIGHT -------|
    o----------------------------------------------------------------------------o
    
    All five of Will's Pokemon are part-Psychic, and all of them know Psychic. You
    may have a tough fight on your hands. The Elite Four tend to be more varied in
    movesets than the gym leaders were.
    
    His Xatu have the same movesets, so if you beat one, you can beat the other. I
    think you know Confuse Ray all too well by now. Future Sight attacks you three
    turns after it's used for what I think is varying damage, so be on guard if it
    is used. Exeggutor and Jynx are both weak against Fire-types, and the rest are
    weak to Electric-types. Egg Bomb is a powerful Normal-type attack, but is very
    low in accuracy. Lovely Kiss is pretty much the same as Sing and Hypnosis. You
    shouldn't see too many surprises with Slowbro. All five have a weakness to the
    Ghost-type, and if you have something that can learn Shadow Ball, it will be a
    huge asset here. I would recommend Dark-types, but unless you have Umbreon, it
    isn't likely that you have one unless you traded - they're almost all in Kanto
    for some reason. At any rate, you should have a strong point for all five.
    
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    
    o----------------------------------------------------------------------------o
    |-------------- ELITE FOUR BATTLE 2: KOGA ------------------|---- EFG02 -----|
    o----------------------------------------------------------------------------o
    |-- SPECIALTY --|--- BADGE ---|--- HM USAGE ---|-- NEW TM --|-- DIFFICULTY --|
    o----------------------------------------------------------------------------o
    |--- POISON ----|---- N/A ----|----- NONE -----|--- NONE ---|---- 4-5/10 ----|
    o----------------------------------------------------------------------------o
    |-- PRIZE MONEY FOR WINNING --|-- LV AVERAGE --|-- TOTAL EXP POINTS GAINED --|
    o----------------------------------------------------------------------------o
    |----------- 4,400y ----------|------ 42 ------|------------ 6,781 ----------|
    o----------------------------------------------------------------------------o
    
    o----------------------------------------------------------------------------o
    |---------------------------- KOGA'S POKEMON --------------------------------|
    o----------------------------------------------------------------------------o
    |-- POKEMON -----|-- LVL. --|-- 1ST TYPE --|-- 2ND TYPE --|-- EXP GAINED ----|
    o----------------------------------------------------------------------------o
    |-- ARIADOS -----|-- 40 ----|-- BUG -------|-- POISON ----|-- 1,147 ---------|
    |-- VENOMOTH ----|-- 41 ----|-- BUG -------|-- POISON ----|-- 1,212 ---------|
    |-- FORETTRESS --|-- 43 ----|-- BUG -------|-- STEEL -----|-- 1,086 ---------|
    |-- MUK ---------|-- 42 ----|-- POISON ----|-- NONE ------|-- 1,413 ---------|
    |-- CROBAT ------|-- 44 ----|-- POISON ----|-- FLYING ----|-- 1,923 ---------|
    o----------------------------------------------------------------------------o
    |-- POKEMON -----|-- MOVESETS -----------------------------------------------|
    o----------------------------------------------------------------------------o
    |-- ARIADOS -----|-- PSYCHIC, GIGA DRAIN, SPIDER WEB, BATON PASS ------------|
    |-- VENOMOTH ----|-- PSYCHIC, GUST, TOXIC, SUPERSONIC -----------------------|
    |-- FORETTRESS --|-- EXPLOSION, SWIFT, SPIKES, PROTECT ----------------------|
    |-- MUK ---------|-- SLUDGE BOMB, TOXIC, MINIMIZE, ACID ARMOR ---------------|
    |-- CROBAT ------|-- WING ATTACK, BITE, TOXIC, DOUBLE TEAM ------------------|
    o----------------------------------------------------------------------------o
    
    With the exception of Forettress, all of his Pokemon are weak against Psychic-
    types, so whip out the Alakazam I've been nagging you about and watch them all
    go down one by one. Use a Fire-type on Forettress. The main threats are Crobat
    and Muk. Crobat is the evolved form of Golbat and is both deadly fast and very
    strong, but it doesn't have attacks to back this up. Muk is also annoying, but
    you can resist pretty much anything it does. Be sure to have Full Heals if you
    get poisoned with Toxic, which increases in damage each turn if left untreated
    in battle. All in all, Koga's not too bad here. You've faced harder.
    
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    
    o----------------------------------------------------------------------------o
    |-------------- ELITE FOUR BATTLE 3: BRUNO -----------------|---- EFG03 -----|
    o----------------------------------------------------------------------------o
    |-- SPECIALTY --|--- BADGE ---|--- HM USAGE ---|-- NEW TM --|-- DIFFICULTY --|
    o----------------------------------------------------------------------------o
    |-- FIGHTING ---|---- N/A ----|----- NONE -----|--- NONE ---|---- 2-3/10 ----|
    o----------------------------------------------------------------------------o
    |-- PRIZE MONEY FOR WINNING --|-- LV AVERAGE --|-- TOTAL EXP POINTS GAINED --|
    o----------------------------------------------------------------------------o
    |----------- 4,600y ----------|------ 43 ------|------------ 6,649 ----------|
    o----------------------------------------------------------------------------o
    
    o----------------------------------------------------------------------------o
    |---------------------------- BRUNO'S POKEMON -------------------------------|
    o----------------------------------------------------------------------------o
    |-- POKEMON -----|-- LVL. --|-- 1ST TYPE --|-- 2ND TYPE --|-- EXP GAINED ----|
    o----------------------------------------------------------------------------o
    |-- HITMONTOP ---|-- 42 ----|-- FIGHTING --|-- NONE ------|-- 1,242 ---------|
    |-- HITMONLEE ---|-- 42 ----|-- FIGHTING --|-- NONE ------|-- 1,251 ---------|
    |-- HITMONCHAN --|-- 42 ----|-- FIGHTING --|-- NONE ------|-- 1,260 ---------|
    |-- ONIX --------|-- 43 ----|-- ROCK ------|-- GROUND ----|-- 994 -----------|
    |-- MACHAMP -----|-- 46 ----|-- FIGHTING --|-- NONE ------|-- 1,902 ---------|
    o----------------------------------------------------------------------------o
    |-- POKEMON -----|-- MOVESETS -----------------------------------------------|
    o----------------------------------------------------------------------------o
    |-- HITMONTOP ---|-- QUICK ATTACK, PURSUIT, DIG, DETECT ---------------------|
    |-- HITMONLEE ---|-- HI JUMP KICK, DOUBLE KICK, SWAGGER, FOCUS ENERGY -------|
    |-- HITMONCHAN --|-- MACH PUNCH, FIRE PUNCH, ICE PUNCH, THUNDERPUNCH --------|
    |-- ONIX --------|-- ROCK SLIDE, EARTHQUAKE, BIND, SANDSTORM ----------------|
    |-- MACHAMP -----|-- CROSS CHOP, VITAL THROW, ROCK SLIDE, FORESIGHT ---------|
    o----------------------------------------------------------------------------o
    
    Alakazam. Seriously. It'll sweep everyone here. If you must, have a Water-type
    for Onix. Your Pidgeotto, which should be a Pidgeot now, will also easily take
    down all four of his Fighting-types. Watch out for Machamp's Rock Slide, which
    is hacked, and Vital Throw, which goes second but never misses. This is easily
    the easiest battle in the Elite Four.
    
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    
    o----------------------------------------------------------------------------o
    |-------------- ELITE FOUR BATTLE 4: KAREN -----------------|---- EFG04 -----|
    o----------------------------------------------------------------------------o
    |-- SPECIALTY --|--- BADGE ---|--- HM USAGE ---|-- NEW TM --|-- DIFFICULTY --|
    o----------------------------------------------------------------------------o
    |---- DARK -----|---- N/A ----|----- NONE -----|--- NONE ---|----- 7/10 -----|
    o----------------------------------------------------------------------------o
    |-- PRIZE MONEY FOR WINNING --|-- LV AVERAGE --|-- TOTAL EXP POINTS GAINED --|
    o----------------------------------------------------------------------------o
    |----------- 4,700y ----------|------ 44 ------|------------ 8,321 ----------|
    o----------------------------------------------------------------------------o
    
    o----------------------------------------------------------------------------o
    |---------------------------- KAREN'S POKEMON -------------------------------|
    o----------------------------------------------------------------------------o
    |-- POKEMON -----|-- LVL. --|-- 1ST TYPE --|-- 2ND TYPE --|-- EXP GAINED ----|
    o----------------------------------------------------------------------------o
    |-- UMBREON -----|-- 42 ----|-- DARK ------|-- NONE ------|-- 1,773 ---------|
    |-- VILEPLUME ---|-- 42 ----|-- GRASS -----|-- POISON ----|-- 1,656 ---------|
    |-- GENGAR ------|-- 45 ----|-- GHOST -----|-- POISON ----|-- 1,831 ---------|
    |-- MURKROW -----|-- 44 ----|-- DARK ------|-- FLYING ----|-- 1,008 ---------|
    |-- HOUNDOOM ----|-- 47 ----|-- DARK ------|-- FIRE ------|-- 2,053 ---------|
    o----------------------------------------------------------------------------o
    |-- POKEMON -----|-- MOVESETS -----------------------------------------------|
    o----------------------------------------------------------------------------o
    |-- UMBREON -----|-- FAINT ATTACK, MEAN LOOK, SAND-ATTACK, CONFUSE RAY ------|
    |-- VILEPLUME ---|-- PETAL DANCE, ACID, MOONLIGHT, STUN SPORE ---------------|
    |-- GENGAR ------|-- LICK, SPITE, CURSE, DESTINY BOND -----------------------|
    |-- MURKROW -----|-- FAINT ATTACK, WING ATTACK, QUICK ATTACK, WHIRLWIND -----|
    |-- HOUNDOOM ----|-- FLAMETHROWER, CRUNCH, PURSUIT, ROAR --------------------|
    o----------------------------------------------------------------------------o
    
    Still have that Ice-type from your battle with Clair? It will do well here, as
    will your Fighting-type if you used one. Umbreon is a new face to you. It's an
    Eevee evolution, and it has solid defense stats. Use anything that can hit for
    serious damage to bring it down, but watch out for a possible Confuse Ray/Mean
    Look combination. You've seen Gengar, Murkrow and Vileplume before. This ghost
    is actually weaker than Morty's Gengar. Its moveset sucks a lot. Murkrow is an
    awesome Pokemon, but not particularly tough to bring down. You've also battled
    Houndoom before, but this one is way better. Flamethrower and Crunch both deal
    disgustingly high damage, and if it doesn't like your choice, Roar will change
    your choice to something it does like. To top things off, Karen isn't even the
    toughest battle of the five. I hope you still have Potions and Revives.
    
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    
    o----------------------------------------------------------------------------o
    |--------------- ELITE FOUR CHAMPION: LANCE ----------------|---- EFG05 -----|
    o----------------------------------------------------------------------------o
    |-- SPECIALTY --|--- BADGE ---|--- HM USAGE ---|-- NEW TM --|-- DIFFICULTY --|
    o----------------------------------------------------------------------------o
    |--- FLYING ----|---- N/A ----|----- NONE -----|--- NONE ---|---- 7-8/10 ----|
    o----------------------------------------------------------------------------o
    |-- PRIZE MONEY FOR WINNING --|-- LV AVERAGE --|-- TOTAL EXP POINTS GAINED --|
    o----------------------------------------------------------------------------o
    |----------- 10,000y ---------|------ 47 ------|----------- 12,789 ----------|
    o----------------------------------------------------------------------------o
    
    o----------------------------------------------------------------------------o
    |---------------------------- LANCE'S POKEMON -------------------------------|
    o----------------------------------------------------------------------------o
    |-- POKEMON -----|-- LVL. --|-- 1ST TYPE --|-- 2ND TYPE --|-- EXP GAINED ----|
    o----------------------------------------------------------------------------o
    |-- GYARADOS ----|-- 44 ----|-- WATER -----|-- FLYING ----|-- 2,017 ---------|
    |-- DRAGONITE ---|-- 47 ----|-- DRAGON ----|-- FLYING ----|-- 2,194 ---------|
    |-- DRAGONITE ---|-- 47 ----|-- DRAGON ----|-- FLYING ----|-- 2,194 ---------|
    |-- AERODACTYL --|-- 46 ----|-- ROCK ------|-- FLYING ----|-- 1,990 ---------|
    |-- CHARIZARD ---|-- 46 ----|-- FIRE ------|-- FLYING ----|-- 2,059 ---------|
    |-- DRAGONITE ---|-- 50 ----|-- DRAGON ----|-- FLYING ----|-- 2,335 ---------|
    o----------------------------------------------------------------------------o
    |-- POKEMON -----|-- MOVESETS -----------------------------------------------|
    o----------------------------------------------------------------------------o
    |-- GYARADOS ----|-- HYPER BEAM, SURF, FLAIL, RAIN DANCE --------------------|
    |-- DRAGONITE ---|-- HYPER BEAM, TWISTER, THUNDER WAVE, BLIZZARD ------------|
    |-- DRAGONITE ---|-- HYPER BEAM, TWISTER, THUNDER WAVE, THUNDER -------------|
    |-- AERODACTYL --|-- HYPER BEAM, ROCK SLIDE, WING ATTACK, ANCIENTPOWER ------|
    |-- CHARIZARD ---|-- HYPER BEAM, FLAMETHROWER, WING ATTACK, SLASH -----------|
    |-- DRAGONITE ---|-- HYPER BEAM, OUTRAGE, FIRE BLAST, SAFEGUARD -------------|
    o----------------------------------------------------------------------------o
    
    Surprise, it's Lance, the Dragon Master you worked with back in Mahogany Town!
    Well, he's also the champion, having risen above the Elite Four somewhere over
    the last three in-game years. If you remember back in Red/Blue/Yellow, Lance's
    team had five Pokemon, and two of his Dragonites were Dragonairs. They are now
    fully-evolved and stronger than ever, and he has a Charizard as well. Ice-type
    Pokemon are almost a necessity here. Here we go.
    
    All six of his Pokemon know Hyper Beam, which you saw Clair's Kingdra use. You
    should also note the high Attack stat of almost all of his Pokemon, so it will
    hit hard when used. Pull all of the stops for this battle. You have to if your
    dream of being Pokemon Champion is to be realized. Now, all kidding aside, let
    us begin.
    
    Gyarados isn't hard. It has a monstrous weakness to Electric-types, so use one
    against it. Rock-types also work if you can hit it first and KO it before Surf
    KO's you. He'll usually follow with his first Dragonite, which will likely use
    Blizzard or Thunder, and the second one will use the other. Ice-types hit this
    Pokemon for quadruple damage, and even without STAB, that's a lot. Hyper Beam,
    as I mentioned, is awesome on Dragonite.
    
    Aerodactyl will follow the pair of level 47 Dragonites, I think. It will use a
    moveset of four Attack-stat moves, including Rock Slide, that rotton cheat. It
    also has Ancientpower, which has a small chance of raising all five stats by a
    level each. Wing Attack and the two Rock-type attacks all get STAB, and I have
    mentioned Hyper Beam enough times now. If you have Golem, use it here to cover
    all four attacks. It will also work well against Charizard, which is a starter
    from Kanto as you recall. Flamethrower can still do some impressive damage, so
    finish it off quickly.
    
    Finally, his original Dragonite. It has Outrage, a powerful Dragon-type attack
    that works like Thrash in that it lasts for two or three turns, and then it'll
    confuse the user. Safeguard will prevent status conditions for a few turns; it
    is a personal favorite of mine. Fire Blast is powerful and meant for your Ice-
    types. Finally, at an impressive level 50, Hyper Beam is insane. The good news
    is that Dragonite's Special Attack isn't too high, so you'll likely survive an
    attack from Outrage or Fire Blast if you're lucky. I wish you luck.
    
    When you win, congratulations, you're the champion!
    
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    
    =====================================
    | 5: KANTO GYM LEADER GUIDE | KGL00 |
    =====================================
    
    I will be covering the gym leaders of Kanto in the order I myself defeated all
    of them in. There's no real order, except that the Viridian leader is last. An
    issue with the power plant prevents you from reaching western Kanto initially,
    and three gym leaders are over there, but you'll know how to get past all that
    in the main FAQs/walkthroughs. Here we go.
    
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    
    o----------------------------------------------------------------------------o
    |--------- VERMILION GYM LEADER: LIEUTENANT SURGE ----------|---- KGL01 -----|
    o----------------------------------------------------------------------------o
    |-- SPECIALTY --|--- BADGE ---|--- HM USAGE ---|-- NEW TM --|-- DIFFICULTY --|
    o----------------------------------------------------------------------------o
    |-- ELECTRIC ---|-- THUNDER --|----- NONE -----|--- NONE ---|----- 2/10 -----|
    o----------------------------------------------------------------------------o
    |-- PRIZE MONEY FOR WINNING --|-- LV AVERAGE --|-- TOTAL EXP POINTS GAINED --|
    o----------------------------------------------------------------------------o
    |----------- 4,600y ----------|------ 42 ------|------------ 6,636 ----------|
    o----------------------------------------------------------------------------o
    
    o----------------------------------------------------------------------------o
    |---------------------------- SURGE'S POKEMON -------------------------------|
    o----------------------------------------------------------------------------o
    |-- POKEMON -----|-- LVL. --|-- 1ST TYPE --|-- 2ND TYPE --|-- EXP GAINED ----|
    o----------------------------------------------------------------------------o
    |-- RAICHU ------|-- 44 ----|-- ELECTRIC --|-- NONE ------|-- 1,149 ---------|
    |-- ELECTRODE ---|-- 40 ----|-- ELECTRIC --|-- NONE ------|-- 1,285 ---------|
    |-- MAGNETON ----|-- 40 ----|-- ELECTRIC --|-- STEEL -----|-- 1,380 ---------|
    |-- ELECTRODE ---|-- 40 ----|-- ELECTRIC --|-- NONE ------|-- 1,285 ---------|
    |-- ELECTABUZZ --|-- 46 ----|-- ELECTRIC --|-- NONE ------|-- 1,537 ---------|
    o----------------------------------------------------------------------------o
    |-- POKEMON -----|-- MOVESETS -----------------------------------------------|
    o----------------------------------------------------------------------------o
    |-- RAICHU ------|-- THUNDER, THUNDERBOLT, QUICK ATTACK, THUNDER WAVE -------|
    |-- ELECTRODE ---|-- EXPLOSION, SWIFT, SCREECH, DOUBLE TEAM -----------------|
    |-- MAGNETON ----|-- ZAP CANNON, SWIFT, LOCK-ON, DOUBLE TEAM ----------------|
    |-- ELECTRODE ---|-- EXPLOSION, SWIFT, SCREECH, DOUBLE TEAM -----------------|
    |-- ELECTABUZZ --|-- THUNDER, THUNDERPUNCH, QUICK ATTACK, LIGHT SCREEN ------|
    o----------------------------------------------------------------------------o
    
    Seriously, if you don't have a Ground-type with you, go catch one and level it
    up to about level 35-40. It will absolutely destroy this guy. All five Pokemon
    are weak to Ground-types, and you have access to Earthquake at this point. You
    know how to deal with all of them. Watch out for Zap Cannon, which has no real
    accuracy to speak of, but always paralyzes when it hits. Again, if you use the
    Ground-type here, that isn't an issue here.
    
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    
    o----------------------------------------------------------------------------o
    |--------------- SAFFRON GYM LEADER: SABRINA ---------------|---- KGL02 -----|
    o----------------------------------------------------------------------------o
    |-- SPECIALTY --|--- BADGE ---|--- HM USAGE ---|-- NEW TM --|-- DIFFICULTY --|
    o----------------------------------------------------------------------------o
    |--- PSYCHIC ---|--- MARSH ---|----- NONE -----|--- NONE ---|---- 5-6/10 ----|
    o----------------------------------------------------------------------------o
    |-- PRIZE MONEY FOR WINNING --|-- LV AVERAGE --|-- TOTAL EXP POINTS GAINED --|
    o----------------------------------------------------------------------------o
    |----------- 4,800y ----------|------ 47 ------|------------ 5,192 ----------|
    o----------------------------------------------------------------------------o
    
    o----------------------------------------------------------------------------o
    |--------------------------- SABRINA'S POKEMON ------------------------------|
    o----------------------------------------------------------------------------o
    |-- POKEMON -----|-- LVL. --|-- 1ST TYPE --|-- 2ND TYPE --|-- ABILITIES -----|
    o----------------------------------------------------------------------------o
    |-- ESPEON ------|-- 46 ----|-- PSYCHIC ---|-- NONE ------|-- 1,941 ---------|
    |-- MR. MIME ----|-- 46 ----|-- PSYCHIC ---|-- NONE ------|-- 1,339 ---------|
    |-- ALAKAZAM ----|-- 48 ----|-- PSYCHIC ---|-- NONE ------|-- 1,912 ---------|
    o----------------------------------------------------------------------------o
    |-- POKEMON -----|-- MOVESETS -----------------------------------------------|
    o----------------------------------------------------------------------------o
    |-- ESPEON ------|-- PSYCHIC, QUICK ATTACK, SWIFT, SAND-ATTACK --------------|
    |-- MR. MIME ----|-- PSYCHIC, REFLECT, BARRIER, BATON PASS ------------------|
    |-- ALAKAZAM ----|-- PSYCHIC, REFLECT, RECOVER, FUTURE SIGHT ----------------|
    o----------------------------------------------------------------------------o
    
    As I said against Will, you probably don't have a Dark-type Pokemon to use. If
    you do, it probably isn't a high level, since they're all caught at low levels
    in Kanto. If you DO have one in the level 40s-50s area, it'll sweep the entire
    gym.
    
    All five of her Pokemon have Psychic, and for the first time since you went up
    against Whitney, you're not facing any dual-types. Mr. Mime is there solely to
    set up high defenses with Reflect and Barrier, and then use Baton Pass to give
    them all to either Espeon or Alakazam. Either one would be dangerous with that
    much Defense on them. Espeon isn't too tough, but Psychic hits hard. Alakazam,
    her staple, hits even harder with Psychic, and has Reflect as well. You should
    know Recover by now. If you have a Steel-type, you should use that here, but I
    recommend something that can use Shadow Ball or Faint Attack/Crunch.
    
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    
    o----------------------------------------------------------------------------o
    |--------------- FUSCHIA GYM LEADER: JANINE ----------------|---- KGL03 -----|
    o----------------------------------------------------------------------------o
    |-- SPECIALTY --|--- BADGE ---|--- HM USAGE ---|-- NEW TM --|-- DIFFICULTY --|
    o----------------------------------------------------------------------------o
    |--- POISON ----|--- SOUL ----|----- NONE -----|--- TM06 ---|----- 2/10 -----|
    o----------------------------------------------------------------------------o
    |-- PRIZE MONEY FOR WINNING --|-- LV AVERAGE --|-- TOTAL EXP POINTS GAINED --|
    o----------------------------------------------------------------------------o
    |----------- 3,900y ----------|------ 36 ------|------------ 6,337 ----------|
    o----------------------------------------------------------------------------o
    
    o----------------------------------------------------------------------------o
    |--------------------------- JANINE'S POKEMON -------------------------------|
    o----------------------------------------------------------------------------o
    |-- POKEMON -----|-- LVL. --|-- 1ST TYPE --|-- 2ND TYPE --|-- EXP GAINED ----|
    o----------------------------------------------------------------------------o
    |-- CROBAT ------|-- 36 ----|-- POISON ----|-- FLYING ----|-- 1,573 ---------|
    |-- ARIADOS -----|-- 33 ----|-- BUG -------|-- POISON ----|-- 946 -----------|
    |-- WEEZING -----|-- 36 ----|-- POISON ----|-- NONE ------|-- 1,333 ---------|
    |-- WEEZING -----|-- 36 ----|-- POISON ----|-- NONE ------|-- 1,333 ---------|
    |-- VENOMOTH ----|-- 39 ----|-- BUG -------|-- POISON ----|-- 1,152 ---------|
    o----------------------------------------------------------------------------o
    |-- POKEMON -----|-- MOVESETS -----------------------------------------------|
    o----------------------------------------------------------------------------o
    |-- CROBAT ------|-- WING ATTACK, TOXIC, SCREECH, CONFUSE RAY ---------------|
    |-- ARIADOS -----|-- GIGA DRAIN, NIGHT SHADE, STRING SHOT, SCARY FACE -------|
    |-- WEEZING -----|-- SLUDGE BOMB, EXPLOSION, SMOG, TOXIC --------------------|
    |-- WEEZING -----|-- SLUDGE BOMB, EXPLOSION, SMOG, TOXIC --------------------|
    |-- VENOMOTH ----|-- PSYCHIC, GUST, TOXIC, DOUBLE TEAM ----------------------|
    o----------------------------------------------------------------------------o
    
    Alakazam, Hypno, Golem, Onix, Raticate ... the choices are quite endless here.
    To put it bluntly, you can't really lose here. She's far below the Elite Four,
    and even Clair, in difficulty. Your levels should be approaching the low 50s -
    if they aren't there already - so there are no excuses. Watch out for the pair
    of Weezings and their Explosion attacks. There, synopsis over.
    
    By the way, you get a TM for winning. TM06 - Toxic. Don't bother with it. Uses
    are limited in-game.
    
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    
    o----------------------------------------------------------------------------o
    |---------------- CELADON GYM LEADER: ERIKA ----------------|---- KGL04 -----|
    o----------------------------------------------------------------------------o
    |-- SPECIALTY --|--- BADGE ---|--- HM USAGE ---|-- NEW TM --|-- DIFFICULTY --|
    o----------------------------------------------------------------------------o
    |---- GRASS ----|-- RAINBOW --|----- NONE -----|--- TM19 ---|----- 3/10 -----|
    o----------------------------------------------------------------------------o
    |-- PRIZE MONEY FOR WINNING --|-- LV AVERAGE --|-- TOTAL EXP POINTS GAINED --|
    o----------------------------------------------------------------------------o
    |----------- 4,600y ----------|------ 44 ------|------------ 6,734 ----------|
    o----------------------------------------------------------------------------o
    
    o----------------------------------------------------------------------------o
    |---------------------------- ERIKA'S POKEMON -------------------------------|
    o----------------------------------------------------------------------------o
    |-- POKEMON -----|-- LVL. --|-- 1ST TYPE --|-- 2ND TYPE --|-- EXP GAINED ----|
    o----------------------------------------------------------------------------o
    |-- TANGELA -----|-- 42 ----|-- GRASS -----|-- NONE ------|-- 1,494 ---------|
    |-- JUMPLUFF ----|-- 41 ----|-- GRASS -----|-- FLYING ----|-- 1,545 ---------|
    |-- VICTREEBEL --|-- 46 ----|-- GRASS -----|-- POISON ----|-- 1,882 ---------|
    |-- BELLOSSOM ---|-- 46 ----|-- GRASS -----|-- NONE ------|-- 1,813 ---------|
    o----------------------------------------------------------------------------o
    |-- POKEMON -----|-- MOVESETS -----------------------------------------------|
    o----------------------------------------------------------------------------o
    |-- TANGELA -----|-- GIGA DRAIN, VINE WHIP, BIND, SLEEP POWDER --------------|
    |-- JUMPLUFF ----|-- GIGA DRAIN, MEGA DRAIN, COTTON SPORE, LEECH SEED -------|
    |-- VICTREEBEL --|-- RAZOR LEAF, ACID, SUNNY DAY, SYNTHESIS -----------------|
    |-- BELLOSSOM ---|-- PETAL DANCE, SOLARBEAM, SYNTHESIS, SUNNY DAY -----------|
    o----------------------------------------------------------------------------o
    
    Someone needs to teach this good woman about the joys of varying attack types.
    All Grass-type moves means that any Fire- or Flying-type can walk in and wreck
    s*** with ease. No, I'm not counting Acid and Bind, because they suck. If your
    starter was Cyndaquil, you've basically already won this battle. If not, well,
    I recommended Ice-types, so they'll wreck s*** as well. The only possible con-
    cern here is a Solarbeam/Sunny Day combination, and that's just Bellossom.
    
    You get a TM here, too - Giga Drain. It'll be useful against the next two gyms
    for sure, but it's your call. It's the last gym TM you get, by the way.
    
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    o----------------------------------------------------------------------------o
    |--------------- CERULEAN GYM LEADER: MISTY ----------------|---- KGL05 -----|
    o----------------------------------------------------------------------------o
    |-- SPECIALTY --|--- BADGE ---|--- HM USAGE ---|-- NEW TM --|-- DIFFICULTY --|
    o----------------------------------------------------------------------------o
    |---- WATER ----|-- CASCADE --|----- NONE -----|--- NONE ---|----- 5/10 -----|
    o----------------------------------------------------------------------------o
    |-- PRIZE MONEY FOR WINNING --|-- LV AVERAGE --|-- TOTAL EXP POINTS GAINED --|
    o----------------------------------------------------------------------------o
    |----------- 4,700y ----------|------ 44 ------|------------ 6,946 ----------|
    o----------------------------------------------------------------------------o
    
    o----------------------------------------------------------------------------o
    |---------------------------- MISTY'S POKEMON -------------------------------|
    o----------------------------------------------------------------------------o
    |-- POKEMON -----|-- LVL. --|-- 1ST TYPE --|-- 2ND TYPE --|-- EXP GAINED ----|
    o----------------------------------------------------------------------------o
    |-- GOLDUCK -----|-- 42 ----|-- WATER -----|-- NONE ------|-- 1,566 ---------|
    |-- QUAGSIRE ----|-- 42 ----|-- WATER -----|-- GROUND ----|-- 1,233 ---------|
    |-- LAPRAS ------|-- 44 ----|-- WATER -----|-- ICE -------|-- 2,064 ---------|
    |-- STARMIE -----|-- 47 ----|-- WATER -----|-- PSYCHIC ---|-- 2,083 ---------|
    o----------------------------------------------------------------------------o
    |-- POKEMON -----|-- MOVESETS -----------------------------------------------|
    o----------------------------------------------------------------------------o
    |-- GOLDUCK -----|-- SURF, PSYCHIC, DISABLE, PSYCH UP -----------------------|
    |-- QUAGSIRE ----|-- SURF, EARTHQUAKE, AMNESIA, RAIN DANCE ------------------|
    |-- LAPRAS ------|-- SURF, BLIZZARD, PERISH SONG, RAIN DANCE ----------------|
    |-- STARMIE -----|-- SURF, ICE BEAM, RECOVER, CONFUSE RAY -------------------|
    o----------------------------------------------------------------------------o
    
    All four of her Pokemon can use Surf, an all-around awesome Water-type attack.
    You should know - you've had to use it for most of the game.
    
    This is actually a pretty cool battle. All four of her Pokemon have attacks in
    case Surf can't be used that hit hard. Her Quagsire is immune to Electric-type
    attacks due to its dual-Ground attribute, which leaves Grass-types as its only
    weakness. You just got Giga Drain from Erika, so use that here. Golduck's Surf
    is powerful, and it has Psychic as well. Lapras is awesome, but Blizzard, as I
    think you recall, is not all that accurate. Starmie makes up for that mistake,
    choosing Ice Beam instead. All three fall to Electric-types, but Grass is uni-
    versally good here.
    
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    o----------------------------------------------------------------------------o
    |---------------- PEWTER GYM LEADER: BROCK -----------------|---- KGL06 -----|
    o----------------------------------------------------------------------------o
    |-- SPECIALTY --|--- BADGE ---|--- HM USAGE ---|-- NEW TM --|-- DIFFICULTY --|
    o----------------------------------------------------------------------------o
    |---- ROCK -----|-- BOULDER --|----- NONE -----|--- NONE ---|----- 1/10 -----|
    o----------------------------------------------------------------------------o
    |-- PRIZE MONEY FOR WINNING --|-- LV AVERAGE --|-- TOTAL EXP POINTS GAINED --|
    o----------------------------------------------------------------------------o
    |----------- 4,400y ----------|------ 42 ------|------------ 6,978 ----------|
    o----------------------------------------------------------------------------o
    
    o----------------------------------------------------------------------------o
    |-------------------------- THE BROCK'S POKEMON -----------------------------|
    o----------------------------------------------------------------------------o
    |-- POKEMON -----|-- LVL. --|-- 1ST TYPE --|-- 2ND TYPE --|-- EXP GAINED ----|
    o----------------------------------------------------------------------------o
    |-- GRAVELER ----|-- 41 ----|-- ROCK ------|-- GROUND ----|-- 1,176 ---------|
    |-- RHYHORN -----|-- 41 ----|-- ROCK ------|-- GROUND ----|-- 1,185 ---------|
    |-- OMASTAR -----|-- 42 ----|-- ROCK ------|-- WATER -----|-- 1,791 ---------|
    |-- ONIX --------|-- 44 ----|-- ROCK ------|-- GROUND ----|-- 1,017 ---------|
    |-- KABUTOPS ----|-- 42 ----|-- ROCK ------|-- WATER -----|-- 1,809 ---------|
    o----------------------------------------------------------------------------o
    |-- POKEMON -----|-- MOVESETS -----------------------------------------------|
    o----------------------------------------------------------------------------o
    |-- GRAVELER ----|-- ROCK SLIDE, EARTHQUAKE, ROLLOUT, DEFENSE CURL ----------|
    |-- RHYHORN -----|-- EARTHQUAKE, HORN DRILL, FURY ATTACK, SCARY FACE --------|
    |-- OMASTAR -----|-- SURF, BITE, SPIKE CANNON, PROTECT ----------------------|
    |-- ONIX --------|-- ROCK SLIDE, EARTHQUAKE, BIDE, SANDSTORM ----------------|
    |-- KABUTOPS ----|-- SURF, SLASH, GIGA DRAIN, ENDURE ------------------------|
    o----------------------------------------------------------------------------o
    
    Sorry, but I'm not bothering with the synopsis. Look at his typing and tell me
    you can't see how to beat him. On to the next one.
    
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    
    o----------------------------------------------------------------------------o
    |--------------- SEAFOAM GYM LEADER: BLAINE ----------------|---- KGL07 -----|
    o----------------------------------------------------------------------------o
    |-- SPECIALTY --|--- BADGE ---|--- HM USAGE ---|-- NEW TM --|-- DIFFICULTY --|
    o----------------------------------------------------------------------------o
    |---- FIRE -----|-- VOLCANO --|----- NONE -----|--- NONE ---|----- 3/10 -----|
    o----------------------------------------------------------------------------o
    |-- PRIZE MONEY FOR WINNING --|-- LV AVERAGE --|-- TOTAL EXP POINTS GAINED --|
    o----------------------------------------------------------------------------o
    |----------- 5,000y ----------|------ 47 ------|------------ 5,150 ----------|
    o----------------------------------------------------------------------------o
    
    o----------------------------------------------------------------------------o
    |---------------------------- BLAINE'S POKEMON ------------------------------|
    o----------------------------------------------------------------------------o
    |-- POKEMON -----|-- LVL. --|-- 1ST TYPE --|-- 2ND TYPE --|-- EXP GAINED ----|
    o----------------------------------------------------------------------------o
    |-- MAGCARGO ----|-- 45 ----|-- FIRE ------|-- ROCK ------|-- 1,485 ---------|
    |-- MAGMAR ------|-- 45 ----|-- FIRE ------|-- NONE ------|-- 1,609 ---------|
    |-- RAPIDASH ----|-- 50 ----|-- FIRE ------|-- NONE ------|-- 2,056 ---------|
    o----------------------------------------------------------------------------o
    |-- POKEMON -----|-- MOVESETS -----------------------------------------------|
    o----------------------------------------------------------------------------o
    |-- MAGCARGO ----|-- FLAMETHROWER, ROCK SLIDE, SMOG, CURSE ------------------|
    |-- MAGMAR ------|-- FIRE PUNCH, THUNDERPUNCH, CONFUSE RAY, SUNNY DAY -------|
    |-- RAPIDASH ----|-- FIRE BLAST, FURY ATTACK, FIRE SPIN, AGILITY ------------|
    o----------------------------------------------------------------------------o
    
    Don't even worry about the fact that Magmar has Thunderpunch. Just bring Water
    or Ground into the battle and pulverize him with it. Magcargo takes four times
    damage from both, so Feraligatr and Golem are awesome here. They're also great
    against Rapidash, who has crappy moves and even crappier Defense. Easy victory
    here. We can at least give him kudos for being better than Brock.
    
    We're almost done, folks.
    
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    o----------------------------------------------------------------------------o
    |---------------- VIRIDIAN GYM LEADER: BLUE ----------------|---- KGL08 -----|
    o----------------------------------------------------------------------------o
    |-- SPECIALTY --|--- BADGE ---|--- HM USAGE ---|-- NEW TM --|-- DIFFICULTY --|
    o----------------------------------------------------------------------------o
    |-- DIVERSITY --|--- EARTH ---|----- NONE -----|--- NONE ---|---- 8-9/10 ----|
    o----------------------------------------------------------------------------o
    |-- PRIZE MONEY FOR WINNING --|-- LV AVERAGE --|-- TOTAL EXP POINTS GAINED --|
    o----------------------------------------------------------------------------o
    |----------- 9,620y ----------|------ 57 ------|----------- 14,602 ----------|
    o----------------------------------------------------------------------------o
    
    o----------------------------------------------------------------------------o
    |----------------------------- BLUE'S POKEMON -------------------------------|
    o----------------------------------------------------------------------------o
    |-- POKEMON -----|-- LVL. --|-- 1ST TYPE --|-- 2ND TYPE --|-- EXP GAINED ----|
    o----------------------------------------------------------------------------o
    |-- PIDGEOT -----|-- 56 ----|-- NORMAL ----|-- FLYING ----|-- 2,064 ---------|
    |-- ALAKAZAM ----|-- 54 ----|-- PSYCHIC ---|-- NONE ------|-- 2,151 ---------|
    |-- RHYDON ------|-- 56 ----|-- ROCK ------|-- GROUND ----|-- 2,448 ---------|
    |-- GYARADOS ----|-- 58 ----|-- WATER -----|-- FLYING ----|-- 2,659 ---------|
    |-- EXEGGUTOR ---|-- 58 ----|-- GRASS -----|-- PSYCHIC ---|-- 2,634 ---------|
    |-- ARCANINE ----|-- 58 ----|-- FIRE ------|-- NONE ------|-- 2,646 ---------|
    o----------------------------------------------------------------------------o
    |-- POKEMON -----|-- MOVESETS -----------------------------------------------|
    o----------------------------------------------------------------------------o
    |-- PIDGEOT -----|-- WING ATTACK, QUICK ATTACK, WHIRLWIND, MIRROR MOVE ------|
    |-- ALAKAZAM ----|-- PSYCHIC, DISABLE, REFLECT, RECOVER ---------------------|
    |-- RHYDON ------|-- ROCK SLIDE, EARTHQUAKE, FURY ATTACK, SANDSTORM ---------|
    |-- GYARADOS ----|-- HYDRO PUMP, HYPER BEAM, TWISTER, RAIN DANCE ------------|
    |-- EXEGGUTOR ---|-- SOLARBEAM, EGG BOMB, SUNNY DAY, LEECH SEED -------------|
    |-- ARCANINE ----|-- FLAMETHROWER, EXTREMESPEED, SWIFT, ROAR ----------------|
    o----------------------------------------------------------------------------o
    
    Welcome to the highest leveled gym leader battle you'll face up to this point.
    All of Blue's Pokemon are in the mid-to-high 50s in level, and all of them are
    tough. The irony is that with the exception of Arcanine, you have faced all of
    his Pokemon before. You faced Pidgeotto against Falkner, and now you fight its
    evolved form, Pidgeot. It's more than six times the level of Pidgeotto and far
    superior in every way. Use Golem or an Electric-type here. You fought Alakazam
    not too long ago against Sabrina. This one is pretty much the same, just a bit
    higher leveled. Take it down the same way. Remember that Blue has Full Restore
    on hand, though. You faced Brock's Rhyhorn two battles ago, and now you tackle
    Rhydon, which is much stronger. Still, it falls almost as easily as Rhyhorn.
    
    His final three are all his staple Pokemon. The Electric-type you beat Pidgeot
    with will work even better against Gyarados, but have a high level: I once had
    a Magneton that was KO'd by Gyarados, and it was in the mid 40s. Exeggutor has
    not changed much since you fought Will, but fights more to the Grass-type side
    of itself than the Psychic-type side. A Fire-type Pokemon will still crush it,
    or a Flying-type if you are using one. Last is Arcanine, Growlithe's evolution
    form. Your Water-type shines here. However, Arcanine has Roar to send it away,
    and Blue will restore its HP while you're switching back. Surf, Earthquake and
    Rock Slide are awesome moves here. When you finally defeat him, Blue will take
    defeat like a man - for the most part - and grudgingly concede to you. You are
    now champion of Kanto.
    
    Or, at least, you should be...
    
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    =======================================
    | 6: THE REAL CHAMPION BATTLE | RCHBT |
    =======================================
    
    See, what people didn't tell you during your journey is that there is one last
    Pokemon Trainer for you to fight before you can really be called the champion.
    He waits for you at the top of Mt. Silver. Ladies and gentlemen, I welcome you
    to the true champion, and someone you will likely recognize.
    
    o----------------------------------------------------------------------------o
    |------------------ POKEMON TRAINER: RED -------------------|----------------|
    o----------------------------------------------------------------------------o
    |-- SPECIALTY --|--- BADGE ---|--- HM USAGE ---|-- NEW TM --|-- DIFFICULTY --|
    o----------------------------------------------------------------------------o
    |-- DIVERSITY --|---- N/A ----|----- NONE -----|--- NONE ---|---- 10/10 -----|
    o----------------------------------------------------------------------------o
    |-- PRIZE MONEY FOR WINNING --|-- LV AVERAGE --|-- TOTAL EXP POINTS GAINED --|
    o----------------------------------------------------------------------------o
    |----------- 7,700y ----------|------ 77 ------|----------- 19,290 ----------|
    o----------------------------------------------------------------------------o
    
    o----------------------------------------------------------------------------o
    |----------------------------- RED'S POKEMON --------------------------------|
    o----------------------------------------------------------------------------o
    |-- POKEMON -----|-- LVL. --|-- 1ST TYPE --|-- 2ND TYPE --|-- EXP GAINED ----|
    o----------------------------------------------------------------------------o
    |-- PIKACHU -----|-- 81 ----|-- ELECTRIC --|-- NONE ------|-- 1,422 ---------|
    |-- ESPEON ------|-- 73 ----|-- PSYCHIC ---|-- NONE ------|-- 3,081 ---------|
    |-- SNORLAX -----|-- 75 ----|-- NORMAL ----|-- NONE ------|-- 2,475 ---------|
    |-- VENUSAUR ----|-- 77 ----|-- GRASS -----|-- POISON ----|-- 3,432 ---------|
    |-- CHARIZARD ---|-- 77 ----|-- FIRE ------|-- FLYING ----|-- 3,448 ---------|
    |-- BLASTOISE ---|-- 77 ----|-- WATER -----|-- NONE ------|-- 3,465 ---------|
    o----------------------------------------------------------------------------o
    |-- POKEMON -----|-- MOVESETS -----------------------------------------------|
    o----------------------------------------------------------------------------o
    |-- PIKACHU -----|-- THUNDER, THUNDERBOLT, QUICK ATTACK, CHARM --------------|
    |-- ESPEON ------|-- PSYCHIC, MUD-SLAP, SWIFT, REFLECT ----------------------|
    |-- SNORLAX -----|-- BODY SLAM, SNORE, REST, AMNESIA ------------------------|
    |-- VENUSAUR ----|-- SOLARBEAM, GIGA DRAIN, SUNNY DAY, SYNTHESIS ------------|
    |-- CHARIZARD ---|-- FLAMETHROWER, WING ATTACK, SLASH, FIRE SPIN ------------|
    |-- BLASTOISE ---|-- SURF, BLIZZARD, WHIRLPOOL, RAIN DANCE ------------------|
    o----------------------------------------------------------------------------o
    
    I recommend nothing for this battle. Red and Blue have diverse teams, but this
    one towers over the rest. You have to match his well-balanced team with one of
    your own, and they have to be somewhere close to level 60-65 if you want to be
    able to win this battle without too much difficulty.
    
    He starts off with a bred Pikachu. I say this because it has Charm, which only
    Pichu can learn in the Pikachu family. That, or he's cheating. If Pikachu uses
    Charm, it might actually be able to survive a hit from Earthquake. That's like
    an insult, so pulverize it as fast as you can. We didn't come this far to lose
    to a Pikachu of all things.
    
    Next is Espeon, which you'll remember from your battle with Sabrina. This one,
    like the last, uses Psychic. It's much higher in level, so Psychic will attack
    for monstrous damage if you're very underleveled. Swift and Mud-Slap aren't in
    a noteworthy category - you'll remember Mud-Slap from your battle with Falkner
    I think - and Reflect will cut down Ghost-type damage if you're using one. You
    should have a strategy to contend with powerful Psychic-type Pokemon by now.
    
    Red's Snorlax follows, and it is quite literally a tank. Its moves aren't very
    impressive, though Body Slam is pretty strong, but its massive Attack stat has
    enough force to make his attacks hit hard. You're going to hate Rest a lot. It
    can also use Snore to attack while it's sleeping, but Snore isn't a tough move
    to face. Still, brace yourself for pain. Remember that Amnesia can beef up its
    already somewhat impressive Special Defense.
    
    Up afterward is Venusaur, the fully-evolved Bulbasaur. You've faced it several
    times over the course of the game, but never at this level. Your Typhlosion is
    great here if you have one. If not, a Flying-type is also great here. He takes
    a page out of Erika's book and only uses Grass-type moves, so as long as it is
    not weak to Grass attacks, your Pokemon should be fine. Sunny Day will let its
    Solarbeam work every turn, and Synthesis will bring it more HP while the sun's
    out. You saw Erika use Giga Drain.
    
    Charizard, which you've also seen before ala Lance, follows and is much better
    than Lance's, if only because it's 31 levels higher. It knows Flamethrower and
    Wing Attack for STAB'd damage, and Fire Spin is there to keep you there. Slash
    is powerful as well. Rock-types shine here, but Water-types are also great.
    
    Finally is Blastoise, which you've faced once before somewhere near a route up
    in front of Victory Road. It's a LOT stronger than that one. Whirlpool is like
    Fire Spin, and Surf is powerful. Blizzard you've seen before, and it will call
    Rain Dance to beef up its Surf. On the plus side, Rain Dance gives Thunder 100
    percent accuracy, so use that to your advantage if you want. It has a s*** ton
    of Defense, but you shouldn't be aiming for that anyway.
    
    After finally beating his six Pokemon, Red will mutely concede defeat, and you
    will finally be crowned the true champion of the game.
    
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    ==================================
    | 7: FINAL NOTES/CLOSING | FNCLS |
    ==================================
    
    I'd like to give a special thanks to the following:
    
    - Me, Murk, for making this guide.
    - You, the reader, for bearing with me long enough to reach the special thanks
    section in the first place. I realize my puns are awful and duly apologize.
    - CJayC, for making the website and hosting this guide.
    - Psypoke and Bulbapedia, because I would never have been able to fill out all
    the movesets and such for every Pokemon without them.
    - Nintendo, for making these two excellent games.
    
    Well, that's it. Smell ya later.
    
    This document is Copyright (C) 2006 Murk/David Critch.