After choosing your Pokémon carefully, you must walk left, and leave town. Here you will fight all different varieties of Pokémon, depending what time of day it is, or what day it is, or what version you are playing. You can let the old man show you around town, but that won't help you much. You are to go north, until you reach a house. Inside, Prof. Oak will give you your Pokédex, which is a big improvement over the one in previous versions. you Pokémon will be healed, and you have to go outside. Once outside, you will recieve a phone call from Prof. Utsugi informing you that one of his Pokémon have been stolen. Right as you arrive at the beggining of the first town, your rival will appear, and he will challenge you to a Pokémon match. After defeating him and returning to Prof. Utsigi lab, you will be given 5 Monster Balls from Prof. Utgi's aid. You might want to go to monster ball in your backback, and write it down so you don't forget it. After doing this, go up to the northern part of the city. You can now go to the gym.
Gym leader: Hayato For: Wind Badge Pidgey- If you picked Hinoarashi, use him, but if you chose someone else, use a Rattatta or| if you picked Waninoko, try using him. Pidgeotto- Harder than Pidgey, but still a piece of cake. If your Rattatta is almost or fainted, use an O-tachi.
I advise you, be leveled up with at least 2 backup Pokémon in case your first one or two faints. There, that was easy, you achieved your first badge, and by now, you should at least have your starting Pokémon evolved. After exiting the gym, you receive a phone call from Prof. Oak. He tells you to pick up something important at the Pokémon center. When you get to the Pokémon center, you will see one of Prof. Oak and Utsugi's aids. He will give you a Pokémon egg. The egg will hatch at about 1,000 steps. Now, go north, and you will come upon a bellsprout shrine. Enter, and make your way to the top. You will receive HM05, Flash. Now go north of the town. Go east, then south, you will see many cave entrances. In one of the caves, you have to solve a puzzle. Completing the puzzle will show you a Kabuto. You are dropped to the next floor, and you will find yourself in another cave you could enter before. However, this time, the people are gone, and a Pokémon with many forms will appear. His name is Annon. He will make an excellent addition as a ghost Pokémon on your team. He will have many forms, but is still the same Pokémon reguardless and is still Pokémon #201. After exiting the cave, go south, and then east. You will come up to another route changing house. After exiting the house, go south, there, you will fight many Pokémon trainers. A guy there will ask you for $500. Pay him, and go in the cave. There are some Pokémon trainers. You will fight Zubats, Geodudes, Onix, and Sandshrew here. After exiting the cave, go west, and you will end up in the second town. Go talk to the guy in the northern part of the town, and he will remove the Team Rocket member that once blocked your path before. Go in, and defeat the few rocket trainers there to free the Slowpokes. You can now go to the gym. Fight the gym trainers here, and then move onto the gym leader. She will use bug-type Pokémon.
Gym Leader: For: Insect Badge Metapod- An extremely easy Pokémon to beat. you may want to use one of your weaker Pokémon like Annon for Metapod to gain some expirence. Kakuna- Once again, an extremely easy Pokémon. You should also work on one of your weaker Pokémon while fighting Kakuna. Scyther- Now that you defeated the easy Pokémon, it is time to fight a harder one. Use| a fire type Pokémon if you have one.
You now have to go west, but make sure you have totally healed Pokémon, because you will fight your rival. Now go north, and into a house that will lead you into the forest. You see that a boy has lost his Farfetch'd, after returning it to him, his father will come along and give you the HM01, Cut. Cut the shrub, and continue going north. You will eventually reach a town much similar to Celadon City. It will have a large shop, and it will be the largest town in the game. This town is also a very important town. The gym here will use normal type Pokémon. Watch out, her Mirutanku is extremely powerful.
Gym Leader: Akane For: Normal Badge | Clefairy- Looks can be decieving, and you'd better pray that Clefairy doesn't use Metronome on you. Have a quick and Powerful Pokémon like Rattatta or Raticate. Mirutanku- Mirutanku has a strange attack that|| makes your Pokémon get woozy. Your Pokémon | not attack the Mirutanku for a few turns, but while waiting to attack, Mirutanku will attack you with a powerful pound-like attack. Once again, have a powerful and quick Pokémon
When you are done, talk to the gym leader to receive your badge and TM. Go north, and into the park to fight many trainers, believe me, you need the expirence. Talking to the woman in the house who has the butterfree will give you 'squirtle water'. Now you can fight the tree Pokémon, Usokki, that you could only move slightly before. Catch this Pokémon, for it is rare. Go northwest, to reach the next town. In this town, a man will trade you a Krabby for a Shelder. A trainer around here, he will be slightly overweight, will give you TM08, which will let you break the cracked rocks that lurk around the game. Since we're talking about items, why not reveal the location of the Item Finder? Go to the house that is left of the Pokémon Center, and answer yes to the question he asks you. He will then award you with the Item Finder. The gym here in this town will specialize in ghost Pokémon. Your Pokémon should be at around level 30-35. You will have to follow a trail to get to the gym leader. Once you get to the Gym leader, and believe me, she's no joke:
Gym Leader: For: Phantom Badge Gastly- Her easiest Pokémon she will use, but still isn't too easy. Try using a water or fire attack, but don't waste your time using a normal type- it won't work against ghost. Haunter- Both Haunters and Gengar will use an extrelemy powerful attack that will hurt them about half way, but curses you and hurts you very much every time you attack. Gengar- Gengar isn't easy at all- infact it is one of the toughest battles you will face in the entire game. Look out for that powerful attack that Haunter, it is exactly the same only coming from a much stronger Pokémon. Haunter- Use the same strategy that you used against the previous Haunter.
After defeating the gym, go to a house in the northern part of the town. The trainers here will use Eevee evolutions, which includes two new Eevee evolutions. After you defeat them all, a man will award you with the surfing HM03. A farm which has Mirutaknus, I'm guessing it would be called Mirutanku farm will have a sick Mirutanku. The plant which gives you items next to the town will give you a fruit that will heal the Mirutanku after about after 7 or so. The mother inside the house will award you with a TM, and the dad in the house gives you milk, which heals Pokémon HP. When you get to the next town, you'll find the gym here to be completely empty, except for the person who alwasy stands next to the statue at the entrance. You might want to heal your Pokémon at the Pokémon center now, and take out a Pokémon you would like to learn strength. Now, go to the house in the most southwestern part of the town. A person inside will give you the Strength HM, HM04. Now you have to equip strength and surf on your Pokémon. Keep surfing south, fighting the trainers here, gaining experience. Eventually, you will come to a small town. In the southern part of the town, you will see the gym. You fight two trainers in the gym, and then come up to a boulder maze. Move the left and right boulder up, and then push the middle boulder to the left. You will fight one more trainer, and then you will come up to the gym leader.
Gym Leader: For: Shock Badge Primeape- A bird Pokémon would be a good bet, but my Raticate had no problem and Primeape is strong against it. Poliwrath- Fly may be a good use for Poliwrath because it is not very fast, a Yorunozuku can easily knock out this Pokémon
After you beat the gym, go south to a house. A guy inside the house, wearing sunglasses will give you some medicine. Take this medicine and go back to the fifth gym, but don't forget to get the Fly HM, HM02. Assend the light house, and give the medicine to the gym leader at the top. She will give the medicine to her sick Pokémon and then return to her gym. She introduces a new type of Pokémon here called the steel type.
Gym Leader: Mikan For: Steel Badge Magnemite- Looks easy, but it's sonic boom attack is very powerful, even against Pokémon that are strong against it. Use a Geodude or Graveler to prevent serious damage. Magnemite- Use the same strategy as you did with the last Magnemite. Haganail- Another stong Pokémon that likes to use Powerful attacks. Make sure you have a rock, ground or fast Pokémon if you want to win the match.
After defeating the gym leader here, go east, and through the route change house. Someone takes some of your money for no reason at all! Now go north, taking the grassy path, as not to be charged 1,000 for every path you take on the Team Rocket side. Eventually, you will come up across a lake. You can see something in the lake. When you fight it, it turns out to be a Gyrados! Try to catch it. After getting out of the water, you will notice Lance, the dragon trainer waiting for you. You will talk to him, and he will take you to the 'shop' in the town with the ghost gym. He will show you a secret underground passageway in the shop, and you will follow him downstairs, only to fight a many Rocket trainers. Eventually, you will meet up with Lance again, and he will heal your Pokémon. He will then go off again, and you have to keep fighting many Rocket trainers. There are many items here, and make sure you have room for all of them. Also, talk to each and every Team Rocket trainer you beat, and you will get the keycard to the second level door. Once on the second level, open the door, and fight the trainer. He will give you the first level keycard. Go to the first level. Lance and you fight each fight two Rocket trainers. A girl and a boy. Lance takes on the boy with his Dragonite, and You fight the girl, who may look familiar to you. After defeating the Rocket Trainers, you and Lance need to shut down the power supply to the generator. You can do this by defeating the Electrodes. Finally, now that you've destroyed the generator, Lance will award your hard work with an, HM06, the whirlpool remover HM. You can now enter the Ice gym, or gym No. 7. Getting to her will be tough, so I made an ice maze strategy. When you first enter the gym, move to the very left if the left statue. Go up, up, right, down, left, up and finally right. You will be standing in front of the gym leader. Good luck!
Gym Leader: For: Ice Badge Seel- An electric attack will put seel out for the match. Not very strong. Dewgong- Just slightly better than Seel. It might even get an attack on you. (oh no!) Inomu- A powerful, but slow Pokémon, Inomu rely on ice moves to win the match. Use an electric Pokémon like Raichu.
You will get a phone call informing you that the city in which you recieved your third badge, the one with Mirtanku, the cow Pokémon, has been overrun by Team Rocket! Fly to the city, and you will see that Team Rocket has pretty much overrun the whole city. Go back to the building with the Jigglypuff inside of it. This is where all of the Team Rocket trouble is going on. Go on up the tower, defeating trainers, and defeat the final guy at the top of the tower. Now you have to go to an underground tunnel outside. When you are in the tunnel, go right, to the door that was once locked. You recieved the key when you defeated the final person atop the tower. Be ready for a fight with your rival. He will have the final evolution of his starting Pokémon. Defeat the Rocket trainers, and play around with the switches until you get over to the elevator. Fight the woman, and then take the elevator up. You should now be able to open the once locked door back in the Team Rocket tower. Go to the third floor, and defeat the last of the Rockets, and return to the seventh town. Go right and fight the trainers. Marril lovers can catch a Marril here. Now enter the cave. The first Ice maze is the most diffucult, but, I have the solution on how to complete it! Complete it by standing on the area right below the ice. Now, go up, left, up, right, up, right, down, left, up, left, down, right, down, right, up, right. When you complete the first ice maze, go right and get the Pokéball. You will get a HM07, or waterfall climbing HM, which can later be taught to Goldeen. From here go to the next floor, and use strength to move the boulders to the lower level, so you can get out. When you get out, you will be at the 8th town. There is a very useful person here who can remove your Pokémon's moves that are unwanted, but most importantly, you can now go to the eighth gym. This gym is a dragon gym. Again, you will need strength to move boulders to the lower level to reach the gym leader.
Gym Leader: Ibuki For: Raging Badge Dragonair- A pretty intiminating Pokémon, that turns out to not be too much of a challenge at| all. If you move ahead first, and catch Inomu from the Ice Cave, you can use ice moves to defeat it. Dragonair- Use the same strategy as you used on the last Dragonair Kingudora- Seadra finally gets used by a dragon trainer- well at least it's evolved form. Again, use ice attacks, but electric will work too, since this is also a water Pokémon. Dragonite- Her final, and most tough Pokémon, Dragonite strangely knows Hyper Beam and Dragon Rage. Thunder won't work this time, so once again, you must rely on Ice Pokémon to defeat Dragonite.
After defeating her, she tells you she has no badge for you. You can still get the badge, though, by taking a Pokémon that has surf and one that can remove whirlpools, and surfing behind the gym. When you are about to pick up one of the Pokéballs, she will show up, awarding you with your eighth badge! You can also now use the HM07 you got in the ice cavern. We now move on to the hunt for Houou! Fly back to the town where you fought the ghost gym before. Go to the northern part of the town. You can enter a house here and go upstairs. You will have to solve a puzzle to get to the top. However, the puzzle is worth it, when you get to the top, you will see Houou flying there. Save before you fight Houou, for you will only get one chance to catch it. After you catch it, you can fly from the roof instead of going back down the maze. Fly back to your hometown. Once home, go to Prof. Utsugi's lab and heal your Pokémon. Now go outside and surf eastward. You will eventually come up to a coastal area with a cave. Enter the cave. I suggest you catch a Goldeen and teach it HM07, so you can go up the waterfalls. The cave is simple, and when you get out, you may want to look at the map. Keep moving northward, until you come up upon a house. A girl inside will heal all of your Pokémon. Keep going north, fighting trainers. You will find yourself in a much simpler, trainer-free Victory Road. Here you can catch for the very first time, the best Pokémon, Donphan. Be prepared, for this is the final time you will ever face your rival. You fight him because he wants to see if you are really ready for the Orange league. The Orange League Trainers will use:
Trainer 1: Itkusi Neiteio- A penguin Pokémon. It will use ice and psychic attacks- a powerful combination. Houou's gust attack is enough to put the penguin to rest Slowbro- A water and Psychic Pokémon. Slowbro may be very slow, but he is very powerful. Try using an electric type Pokémon against it. Neiteio- Use the same strategy that you used against the last Neiteio. Jynx- Like Neiteio, Jynx is another psychic and ice Pokémon. It's defense is extremely low so any Pokémon should be able to put Jynx out. Exeggutor- A grass and Psychic type Pokémon. One Fire Blast from Houou should do the trick on this one.
Trainer 2: Koga Araidosu- A bug Pokémon. Hopefully, your Houou is still consious, because any flying or fire attacks will put this bug out. Venomoth- Another bug Pokémon that will be a pain if your Houou has fainted. It will use powerful psychic attacks, and almost every Pokémon are very vunerable to. Muk- A poision Pokémon that Houou will not be strong against. Use a water type or a normal type. (Raticate will do) Kuroba- Being the evolved form of Golbat, it has strong flying and annoying poision attacks. Fuoretosu- Is this the evolved form of Cloyster? Maybe, but it's a water type, and it has very high defense, and Houou may not be able to do it. Use your starting Pokémon if you didn't pick the Fire type.
Trainer 3: Bruno Kaporea- For some odd reason, this Pokémon likes to stand on his head. A bird type, Houou or Lugia will do. Hitmonchan- The punching fiend. It will use various elemental punches, so there really a Pokémon that it isn't super effective against. Use a bird type again. Hitmonlee- The kicking fiend. It uses various kicking attacks. Go ahead, use another bird. This might be a good Pokémon to get a Togechikku expirence points with. Machamp- A Pokémon with high attack Power, but low defense. A quick bird Pokémon should do the trick. Onix
Trainer 4: Karin Burakki Vileplume Gengar Yamikarasu Heruga
Final Trainer: Lance Gyrados Dragonite Dragonite Dragonite Aerodactyl Charizard
After defeating the Orange League Trainers, you've beaten the first half of the game. Your mom and Prof. Oak, not Utsugi show up to congradulate you, and finally, an impatient Lance takes you into the next room to completely heal all of your Pokémon and enter them in the Hall of Fame. The credits will roll, while playing some snappy music, and finally the game will say the end. Don't turn your Gameboy off yet, the game isn't over. There is no more fighting your rival at the end of the game....well at least yet. The game isn't over yet! After the credits finish rolling, go into Prof. Utsugi's lab. He will give you a boat ticket! Take that ticket back to the town with the light house and where you got strength. Go south, until you reach a house that takes you down to a docking bay. Here you can get on the boat. Once on the boat, you will fight many trainers. Fight them all, it is fun. Afterwards, you will talk to a guy in a room that looks like he works on the ship. Talk to him, and he will leave the room. When you get off the boat, you will find yourself in Vermillion City! Feel free to look around a little bit. You see the gym looks pretty much the same and the Pokémon club is also still there. However, this time, the city has a giant snorlax blocking the path to Diglett's Cave. First, heal your Pokémon. Now, go get the Ultra Rod from the fishing man. Now it is time to go and face Lt. Surge.
Gym Leader: Lt. Surge For: Orange Badge Raichu Magneton Electabuzz Electrode Electrode
After easily defeating Lt. Surge, it is time to go to Saffron City. Once you get to Saffron City, you'll notice that Silph. Co. Has been blocked off by a guard who won't let you go upstairs. Anyway, we aren't worrying about Silph. Co. right now. We are worrying about your tenth badge right now. you have to fight Sabrina. After all these years, she is still working as a Pokémon Gym Leader. Her gym is exactly the same, and the trainers are still there. This time, it is harder to avoid gym trainers in her gym, because they are constantly looking in all different directions. They also have a longer sight range. You shold fight them anyway. Sabrina has a new look, but she doesn't look entirely different like some other trainers will further in the game.
Gym Leader: Sabrina For: Gold Badge Mr.Mime Alakazam Eifi
She is even easier than Lt. Surge, but not the easiest trainer in the world. Now you have to go to Cerulian City. When you get there, you will notice that the place looks pretty much the same. However, when you go into Misty's gym, you'll notice that the gym is empty. A Team Rocket trainer will bump into you and leave. After you leave the gym, go north. You will be going in the direction where Bill's lighthouse used to be. You will fight the Rocket Trainer you met in the gym and he will confess to you after you beat him that he hid something in the Cerulian City gym. Take the piece that you got from the gym and go to what used to be the power plant in older Pokémon games. The person here will thank you and give you a TM, and you are now eligible for a radio upgrade. Go back to Lavander town and go in the radio station. The man standing looking at the wall will give you a radio upgrade, which allows you to awaken the Snorlax. It isn't over yet. Now you must go to Vermillion City, and enter the Pokémon Lovers Club. A man sitting at the table will give you his Clefairy doll that was sitting next to him. Remember copycat from Saffron City in Red, Blue, Yellow, and Green? She of course still loves dolls, and does a really creepy impression of you, but when you bring her the doll, she will give you an item that will allow you to travel between the two maps much easier. Go back to the gym. In the little pool in the middle, you will find what the trainer was talking about, a missing part that belongs to the power station in the left upper corner. When you reach what used to be Bill's lighthouse, you will find Misty, and she will be smooching, as quoted from Pokémon Zero. She will then return to her gym, suprised from what just happened. When you return to her gym, you will see that she is no piece of cake like the last two gyms were. I will post up what she uses when I get the information, because I forgot to record it down when I was fighting her. I am positive, though that she uses: Golduck and Starmie. After you defeat Misty, you can now get your 12th badge from Erika. So go to Celadon City. You can play slots here, and the big Pokémart is also still here. If you go in the back of the house, you won't get an Eevee, and a floor has been cut off of the place. You can go around front of the same building and still look at the programmers things. Now it is time to fight Erika.
Gym Leader: Erika For: Rainbow Badge Tangela Victreebell Vileplume
After defeating Erika, you now must take the Bicycle path down the trail. When you reach the bottom, you will go right and end up in Fushia City. The town is almost perfect...Until you find out that the Safari Zone has been removed! Go in the houses and talk to the people. Now you can get your 13th badge! The leader in this gym is obviously not Koga. She will use Poision and Bug types, just like Koga did.
Gym Leader: Anzu For: ? Kurobatto Ariadosu Weezing Weezing Venomoth
After defeating her, It is time to awaken the Snorlax that blocks your path. Using your upgraded radio, fly back to Vermillion City, and go to the Snorlax. Tune into the second to last station, and push A. The music will begin to play. When the music begins to play, return to the game and talk to the Snorlax. It will wake up, and like before, attack in a grumpy manner. The Snorlax is a great Pokémon to catch. It heals itself after every move it does, and when it rests, it will do a very harmful attack. It also still has headbutt. It will also learn Hyper Beam at level 57! However, the fact that it slightly heals itself after every attack, even while sleeping, makes this Pokémon very diffucult to catch. I finally used my Master Ball equivelent. It was well used. After the battle with Snorlax, go in the cave that was blocked by it. You are in Diglett's Cave. You may catch a Diglett if you want. Dugtrio's also randomly appear. When you come out of the cave, you will find yourself just South of Pewter City. Brock is the gym leader here.
Gym Leader: Brock For: ? Graveler Onix Rhyhorn Omastar Kabutops
After defeating Brock, you'll need to go south. You can try to stop at the Viridian City gym, but no one is there...At least now. Instead, go south, until you reach Pallet Town. Go inside Prof. Oak's Lab and talk to him. He will tell you to go face the Seafoam Island Gym leader, because Cinnibar Island no longer has people living on it. Surf to Cinnibar Island anyway, and talk to the mysterious person here. He will shoot up into the sky and leave. Could that have been Gary Oak? Keep surfing to Seafoam Island, fighting trainers along the way, and eventually you'll get there. Inside the place, you'll meet up with Blane.
Gym Leader: Blane For: ? Magakarugo Rapidash Magmar
After defeating Blane, you should return to Pallet Town and talk to Prof. Oak again. He will tell you to go to the Viridian City gym. Go North, heading for the gym, and fight any missed trainers. Finally, when you get to the gym, you will see that it is no longer empty. There is one person in here, and his name is.......Gary!
Gym Leader: Gary For: ? Pidgeot Alakazam Exeguttor Rhydon Arcanine
Gary is not so easy. He may take numerous tries to beat. Use a good strategy, but remember, unless you know Japanese, there is no way of telling what Pokémon he will use next, for every trainer uses Pokémon in different orders. After you beat Gary, you now have 16 badges! It isn't over yet. go back to Pallet Town and talk to Professor Oak. He will tell you that there is something related to Pokémon that is sure to suprise in the mountains. Once again, go back to Viridian City, but head west, and go to where Pokémon League used to be. When you enter the building, keep going west, and go out the door. You will now be in the mountains that Prof. Oak was talking about. The Pokémon here are extremely strong. There is a Pokémon Center here also which also allows you to fly back here at any given time. Eventually, you will come across a cave in which you need Flash to see. Collect the items here and make your way through the cave. The final room in the cave will hold none other than the famous Pokémon Trainer Ash Ketchum himself! Talk to him, he will not say anything. You will just begin battling him.
Battle: Ash Ketchum For: Bragging Rights Pikachu- Lv. 81- A rock
type Pokémon such as an expirenced Donphan should be able to take
out Pikachu easily. Efi- Lv. 79- A psychic evolution of Eevee that
is one of the hardest Pokémon Ash will use. have something good
or it's Psychic moves can easily take out any of your Pokémon quickly.
Blastiose- Lv. 77- I had the final showdown between the Blastoise
and my Odairu, used Slash, and knocked out the Blastoise with only
a little bit of trouble. Venusaur- Lv. 77- Constantly takes advantage
of being a grass type by using Solar Beam and | Razor Leaf. | |
Charizard- An easy Pokémon. If you have a water type, he/she should
be very easy to defeat. Snorlax- Lv. 79-Possibly Ash's hardest Pokémon
| He constantly heals himself and uses very stong moves. Good luck!