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    Hints and Tips by Silverguy

    Updated: 05/11/99 | Search Guide | Bookmark Guide

    Date: Tue, 11 May 1999 19:58:42 -0400
    Pokemon Tip Guide
    by Silverguy (aaversa@cloud9.net to contact me)
    1. Introduction
    2. Best Pokemon
    3. Advice Throughout the Game
    4. Versions
    1. Introduction
    Pokemon is a hit seller from Nintendo. It is for the gameboy game system,
    and there are 2 versions of it (soon to be 4.) Basically, when the game
    first came out, all the RPGers went and bought the game. All the other
    people followed their example, but some of them had no idea what level
    advancing is, nor attack, defense, speed, and special. This FAQ is meant to
    help people in their quest to be a pokemon master, if they know nothing
    about RPGs or not.
    2. Best Pokemon
    There are a few things in this section. There are best pokemon for
    different points in the game, and here is the list of them.
    Point No. 1: Before you face Brock.
    1. Wartortle-Good defense, fairly powerful.
    2. Pidgey-Will become formidable.
    3. Nidoran-Good attack power when he evolves.
    4. Kakuna/Metapod-High defense, will become powerful fighters.
    Point No. 2: After you beat Misty, at Bill's house.
    1. Wartortle-All around powerful. Learns good water attacks.
    2. Pidgeotto-Another all around pokemon. Good to have to back up Wartortle.
    3. Nidorino-High attack power, learns a few good attacks too.
    4. Beedrill/Butterfree-One is a strong fighter, the other is a good psychic
    5. Geodude-High defense, learns good rock/ground attacks.
    6. Clefairy-Can learn many TMs, learns strange attacks. Powerful when it
    evolves into Clefable.
    Point No. 3: After you beat Lt. Surge, in the field where you fight
    1. Blastoise-High defense, will learn strongest water attack.
    2. Pidgeotto-Will have gotten even stronger.
    3. Nidorino-High attack power and HP.
    4. Graveller-High attack/defense.
    5. Gyarados-All out great pokemon.
    6. Pikachu-Good electric attacks.
    Point No. 4: When you beat Erika.
    1. Blastoise-Higher defense, good attack power, great attacks.
    2. Pidgeot-Well rounded, has useful moves.
    3. Graveller-Another well rounded pokemon.
    4. Gyarados-Very high attack power.
    5. Nidoking-Chances are it learned all its attacks. If not, keep it a
    6. Pikachu-Carries along great electric attacks like thunder.
    Point No. 5: At top of Silph Co. Building.
    1. Blastoise-Can use ice beam and hyper beam, from celadon.
    2. Pidgeot-Great in all categories.
    3. Golem-Super defense, can learn rock slide or earthquake.
    4. Gyarados-Learns hydro pump and hyper beam, 2 great attacks.
    5. Raichu-Even stronger than pikachu, still weak defense though.
    6. Dratini-Become extremely powerful.
    Point No. 6: After beating Giovanni.
    1. Blastoise-Should have blizzard or ice beam, hydro pump, hyper beam.
    2. Zapdos-High attack, learns thunder.
    3. Golem-Should have earthquake and other strong moves.
    4. Gyarados-You can teach it blizzard or ice beam to accompany its hyper
    beam and hydro pump. Surf is another choice.
    5. Dragonair-Can learn a variety of powerful moves.
    6. Vaporeon/Jolteon/Flareon-All good in their categories
    Point No. 7: Endgame.
    1. Blastoise-Has very high defense, great attack and strong moves.
    2. Zapdos-Will fry water pokemon will relative ease.
    3. Gyarados-Very high attack, a formidable opponent.
    4. Golem-Very strong defense like Blastoise.
    5. Dragonite-Highest attack in the game, learns hyper beam.
    6. Alakazam-Powerful psychic pokemon, can learn hyper beam and psywave.
    My Pokemon Currently:
    1. L. 100 Blastoise-Bite, hydro pump, hyper beam, ice beam. Cornerstone of
    my team.
    2. L. 89 Gyarados-Bite, hydro pump, hyper beam, surf. Best attack, high
    3. L. 64 Alakazam-Psychic, hyper beam, psybeam, recover. Psychic attacker,
    softens up enemy,
    4. L. 72 Charizard-Flamethrower, cut, fire spin, hyper beam. Good attacker,
    good against grass.
    5. L. 56 Zapdos-Thunder, fly, thundershock, drill peck. Has FLY and weakens
    water pokemon.
    6. L. 54 Cloyster-Aurora beam, surf, clamp, spike cannon. Very high
    defense, good ice/water attacks, I am still advancing him.
    3. Advice Throughout the Game
    Starting Out:
    At the starting places in the game, don't waste your pokeballs! Chances
    are, you won't have much money near the beginning of the game. Buy a half
    dozen pokeballs, and make them last. Catch stuff that will be good for a
    long time, like a geodude, pidgey, pikachu, or nidoran. You won't be using
    spearows or rattatas farther into the game, so there really is no point in
    catching them unless you want to have a better pokedex rating. I have found
    that buying 3 to 6 pokeballs at Viridian City can last me up to the area
    around Cerulean City. With the money left over, buy potions and a few
    antidotes. Believe me, there are never enough potions to go around. With
    the stuff you do catch, advance them by starting them in a battle, then
    switching to a stronger pokemon. When they are strong enough to fight for
    themselves, let them while keeping their HP high with potions.
    The middle of the game is around when you come across the Team Rocket HQ.
    By now, the pokemon you chose at the beginning of the game will be their
    final evolution. You may have picked up a few other great pokemon, or
    traded for some too. Trainers are fairly common now, so you should have
    enough money to do things. Since you have come to the Celadon Department
    Store, you will now have a variety of new TMs. It is essential that any new
    pokemon you catch you don't teach them any TMs! Wait till they learn all
    their moves. They may learn that move you were going to teach them, or
    something stronger. For instance, don't get a Gyarados and win the hyper
    beam TM then teach Hyper Beam to your Gyarados. It will learn that move
    eventually, so there is no point in wasting a TM on it. Around the middle
    of the game, some pretty good pokemon will come up and show themselves. You
    can catch them, but remember that there will always be better pokemon
    around. Keep ones that you know will always be powerful, like Abra/Kadabra,
    which evolves into Alakazam, or Gyarados.
    You will have seen almost all the species of pokemon. Your initial pokemon
    will probably be pretty strong, and any others you have with it. At the end
    of the game, money should be coming out of your ears, since you can
    multiply items then sell them with the item multiplication code (well known
    by now). With this money, you can buy stuff like HP ups, carbos, protein,
    iron, and calcium. This will further increase a pokemon's statistics. Since
    it is the end of the game, and you will be facing the Elite Four, you can
    spend a lot of your money on these type of things. Also, you should have a
    powerful team of pokemon that is varied. Good choices are; Gyarados, for
    its high attack power, Golem, for its high defense, and Moltres, for all
    around power. But make sure your team is not mostly the same type. A team
    like this:
    Blastoise, Starmie, Articuno, Lapras, Slowbro, Dewgong
    may be strong, but a Venusaur, Raichu, Zapdos, Pidgeot, Vileplume, Alakazam
    team will destroy it, since the latter team has 4 electric or grass
    pokemon. Consider making a team consisting of 2 pokemon high in attack, 1
    pokemon high in defense, 1 pokemon high in speed, 1 balanced pokemon, and 1
    pokemon high in special (probably psychic-type).
    After End:
    With the appearance of the unknown dungeon and Mewtwo, you will have  some
    new choices. Mewtwo is a good psychic pokemon, but since he is caught at
    level 70, he will not have as high a special as an Alakazam raised from an
    early level. The unknown dungeon is a good place to advance your pokemon
    around level 50, and it houses many second evolution pokemon, waiting for
    you to catch them. Even though pokemon are stronger when raised by hand
    (not by rare candies I might add) sometimes it is not worth advancing
    pokemon all those levels if they aren't going to be in your final team.
    4. Versions
    1.0: Made the original guide.

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