Can You Beat Pokémon FireRed with NO New Moves?

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12 Mar 202435:17

Summary

TLDRIn this challenge, the player attempts to conquer Pokémon Fire Red without teaching any Pokémon new moves or using items during battles. The journey begins with Bulbasaur as the starter, and the player strategically captures and utilizes Pokémon with strong innate moves. Key battles include defeating Gym Leaders and challenging the Elite Four, with Alakazam and Thunderbolt Raichu emerging as standout performers. The playthrough showcases clever strategy, highlighting the importance of each Pokémon's unique abilities and the player's resourcefulness in overcoming obstacles without relying on new moves or items.

Takeaways

  • 🌟 Bulbasaur is chosen as the best starter for this challenge due to its type advantage against early gym leaders and its useful starting move, Leech Seed.
  • 🏆 The strategy involves strict rules about learning new moves: a Pokémon with less than four moves can only learn level-up moves, and a Pokémon with four moves keeps them forever.
  • 🥇 Pikachu's Thunderbolt move is crucial for the later stages of the game, making it a valuable addition to the team.
  • 🔥 The player opts not to use the powerful Pokémon Zapdos due to its lack of electric-type moves and instead focuses on evolving Pikachu into Raichu with Thunderbolt.
  • 🧊 Articuno is caught and used for its Ice Beam move, which proves effective against Lance's Dragon-type Pokémon.
  • 🐍 The hunt for a suitable water-type Pokémon leads to the choice of Tentacruel with Bubble Beam, despite the limitations of water-type moves in this game generation.
  • 🛡️ Alakazam's role is highlighted as a strong psychic-type Pokémon, especially with its ability to use Psybeam effectively in the Pokémon League.
  • 🏋️‍♂️ Machamp is considered for its strength and the potential upgrade from its pre-evolution, Machoke.
  • 🎣 The use of HMs (Hidden Machines) is optimized by designating specific Pokémon to learn them, such as Diglett for Dig.
  • 🥊 The gym battles are approached with careful consideration of type advantages and the strategic use of status moves and abilities.
  • 🏆 The final victory is achieved without using any new moves or items during the Pokémon League battles, emphasizing strategic team composition and move selection.

Q & A

  • What is the main challenge in this Pokémon Fire Red playthrough?

    -The main challenge is to beat the game without teaching any Pokémon new moves, and adhering to specific rules about move sets when obtaining Pokémon.

  • Why is Bulbasaur considered the best starter choice for this challenge?

    -Bulbasaur is considered the best starter because it prevents the rival from having it, avoiding the annoyance of Sleep Powder, and it has Leech Seed as one of its first four moves, which is very useful on fully evolved Pokémon.

  • What is the significance of the rule that if a Pokémon knows four moves when obtained, those are its moves forever?

    -This rule adds difficulty to the challenge by limiting the strategic use of TMs and HMs to expand a Pokémon's move set, forcing the player to rely on the Pokémon's natural level-up moves and strategic team composition.

  • How does the player plan to handle the lack of Surf in their Pokémon's move set?

    -The player plans to handle the lack of Surf by having designated Pokémon with specific HMs, such as Diglett with Dig, to navigate the game's water-based routes and challenges.

  • What is the role of Pikachu in this challenge?

    -Pikachu plays a crucial role in the early game, with its Thunder Shock and Thunder Wave moves being very helpful. Later, the player evolves Pikachu into Raichu and uses it for its powerful Thunderbolt move, which is essential for battles in the Pokémon League.

  • Why does the player choose to sell Technical Machines (TMs)?

    -The player sells TMs because they have no use for them in this challenge, as they cannot teach their Pokémon new moves beyond their naturally learned ones.

  • How does the player deal with the challenge of facing Psychic-type trainers without super effective damage options?

    -The player relies on physical moves like Headbutt from Alakazam and Bubble Beam from Tentacruel to deal with Psychic-type trainers, as well as strategic use of status moves and other tactics to overcome the type disadvantage.

  • What is the strategy for obtaining a strong water-type Pokémon?

    -The player aims to catch a Tentacruel with Bubble Beam, as it is one of the few water-type Pokémon that can learn a strong water-type move without the use of HMs or TMs.

  • How does the player handle the Rocket Hideout and the Pokémon Tower challenges?

    -The player uses Alakazam's Psychic move and other strategic moves to defeat the Rocket Grunts and the Ghost-type Pokémon in the Pokémon Tower, relying on the Pokémon's naturally learned moves and their effects.

  • What is the final team composition used to defeat the Pokémon League?

    -The final team consists of Articuno, Snorlax, Alakazam, Raichu, and Tentacruel, with Machamp being considered for the last two Gym battles. The player also uses a Thunderbolt Raichu for its powerful Electric-type move.

Outlines

00:00

🌟 The Challenge: Pokémon Fire Red No New Moves

The video script begins with the challenge of beating Pokémon Fire Red without teaching any Pokémon new moves. The player discusses the rules, which include limitations on move learning based on the number of moves a Pokémon knows when obtained. The player also shares their strategy for choosing Bulbasaur as the starter Pokémon and the importance of preventing the rival from having it. The script continues with the player's experiences in the early game, including catching a Ratata and finding a Pikachu, and the strategy for battling the first gym leader, Brock.

05:00

🥾 Diglett's Cave and the Hunt for a Diglett

In this paragraph, the player focuses on exploring Diglett's Cave in search of a Diglett to learn the move Dig. The player discusses the importance of having a reliable digging Pokémon and the strategy for evolving it to learn more powerful moves. The narrative includes the player's encounters with other trainers and their efforts to prepare for upcoming gym battles, including the acquisition of a powerful Diglett and the anticipation of facing Lieutenant Surge.

10:01

🌪️ Facing Koga and the Poison Type Gym

The player recounts the battle against Koga, the Poison type gym leader, emphasizing the challenges of fighting with a team not optimized for this type. The player discusses the strategy used, including the reliance on Alakazam and the decision to swap Pokémon during the battle. The paragraph also covers the player's victory over Koga and the acquisition of Snorlax, which is seen as an upgrade to the player's team.

15:02

💡 The Power Plant and the Hunt for Pikachu

In this section, the player describes the visit to the power plant, where Pikachu can be found at level 26, the perfect level to learn Thunderbolt. The player explains the decision to evolve Pikachu into Raichu for its powerful Electric-type moves and the strategy for catching Articuno using the newly acquired Thunderbolt Raichu. The paragraph also includes the player's encounter with Giovanni and the preparation for the upcoming gym battles.

20:05

🌊 Choosing a Water Type for the Team

The player deliberates on the choice of a water type Pokémon for the team, considering various options and their move sets. The player expresses frustration with the limited options and the lack of powerful water type moves available for certain Pokémon. The decision to catch a Tentacruel with Bubble Beam is made, and the player shares the process of finding and catching the desired Pokémon.

25:07

🏋️‍♂️ Preparing for the Psychic Type Gym Battle

The player discusses the strategy for facing the Psychic type gym, expressing concern about the lack of super effective moves against Psychic Pokémon. The player details the team's preparation, including the use of Alakazam and the anticipation of facing the gym leader, Sabrina. The paragraph also covers the player's thoughts on the potential difficulty of the upcoming battle and the reliance on physical attacks.

30:09

🏆 The Pokémon League and the Final Battle

The player recounts the journey through the Pokémon League, detailing each battle and the strategies employed against the Elite Four. The player highlights the importance of Alakazam and Raichu, particularly for their powerful Psychic and Electric moves, respectively. The narrative culminates in the final battle against the Pokémon Champion, where the player reflects on the challenge and the satisfaction of completing the game without teaching any Pokémon new moves or using items in battle.

35:10

🎉 Victory and Reflection on the Journey

In the final paragraph, the player celebrates the victory in Pokémon Fire Red without using new moves or items in battle. The player expresses happiness over the strategic decision to evolve Pikachu into Raichu for its powerful Thunderbolt move. The paragraph serves as a conclusion to the player's unique challenge and the successful completion of the game.

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Keywords

💡Pokémon Fire Red

Pokémon Fire Red is a popular Pokémon video game developed by Game Freak and published by Nintendo. It is a part of the third generation of Pokémon games and is known for its engaging gameplay, strategic battles, and the challenge of capturing and training a variety of unique Pokémon. In the context of the video, the player is attempting to complete the game without teaching any Pokémon new moves, adding an extra layer of difficulty to the challenge.

💡Bulbasaur

Bulbasaur is a Grass/Poison-type starter Pokémon and one of the three initial choices available to players in Pokémon Fire Red. Known for its balanced stats and useful moveset, Bulbasaur is considered a strong choice for beginners and plays a crucial role in the player's strategy due to its ability to prevent the rival from having it, which is advantageous as the rival's Bulbasaur could use the annoying move Sleep Powder.

💡HMs (Hidden Machines)

Hidden Machines (HMs) are special moves in the Pokémon series that often allow Pokémon to interact with the game world in ways that are not possible with regular moves, such as cutting down trees or surfing on water. In the video, the player mentions using HMs to navigate the game world, with specific Pokémon designated to hold and use these moves, which is a strategic element in completing the game without learning new moves.

💡Leech Seed

Leech Seed is a status move in the Pokémon games that inflicts the Leech Seed effect on the target, which drains HP from the target at the end of each turn and heals the user by the same amount. In the context of the video, Leech Seed is highlighted as an amazing move on fully evolved Pokémon due to its utility in draining health from opponents while simultaneously healing the user, making it a strategic choice for sustained battles.

💡Raticate

Raticate is a Normal/Mouse-type Pokémon known for its high speed and powerful moves like Hyper Fang, which has a base power of 80. In the video, the player expresses a desire to catch a Raticate for its strong moveset and speed, emphasizing the importance of strategic team composition and the selection of Pokémon with moves that can deal significant damage.

💡Pikachu

Pikachu is an Electric-type Pokémon and is one of the most recognizable and iconic characters in the Pokémon franchise. In the video, the player seeks out a Pikachu for its powerful Thunderbolt move, which is crucial for the later stages of the game. Pikachu's acquisition is part of the strategy to have a diverse and effective team to challenge gym leaders and other trainers without learning new moves.

💡Abra

Abra is a Psychic-type Pokémon known for its low stats at the beginning but has the potential to become a powerful Pokémon through evolution. In the video, the player catches an Abra and discusses its evolution into a Kadabra, which learns the useful move Confusion, highlighting the importance of evolution and move acquisition in Pokémon games, even without teaching new moves.

💡Diglett's Cave

Diglett's Cave is a location in the Pokémon games where players can find and catch Diglett and its evolved form, Dugtrio. In the context of the video, the player is interested in finding a Diglett or Dugtrio that knows the move Dig, which is an HM move allowing the player to dig through the cave. This is part of the strategic use of HMs to navigate the game world without relying on new moves.

💡Thunderbolt

Thunderbolt is a powerful Electric-type move in the Pokémon series with high base power and accuracy. In the video, the player emphasizes the importance of having a Pokémon with Thunderbolt, particularly Raichu, as it becomes a crucial move for defeating various opponents in the later stages of the game, showcasing the strategic value of type advantage and move selection in Pokémon battles.

💡Victory Road

Victory Road is a series of caverns in the Pokémon games that leads to the Pokémon League, where the player faces a series of challenging trainers before the final battle. In the video, the player's preparation for Victory Road involves assembling a strong team capable of handling the diverse range of Pokémon they will encounter, highlighting the importance of strategic team building and move management in the later stages of the game.

💡Pokémon League

The Pokémon League is the final stage of the Pokémon games where the player faces off against the Elite Four and the Champion to become the Pokémon Master. In the video, the player's ultimate goal is to defeat the Pokémon League without teaching any Pokémon new moves, which underscores the difficulty and strategic depth of the challenge they have set for themselves.

Highlights

The challenge of beating Pokémon Fire Red without teaching any Pokémon new moves, including not using Surf.

Bulbasaur is chosen as the best starter for this challenge due to its advantages against early gym leaders.

The importance of having a Pokémon with Leech Seed for its utility in fully evolved Pokémon.

The strategy of catching a Ratata for its powerful Hyper Fang move.

The decision to sell Technical Machines (TMs) as they are not needed for this challenge.

The process of obtaining a Pikachu with Thunderbolt, a powerful move for this challenge.

The strategy for battling Misty using a limited move set.

The hunt for a Diglett with Dig, and the impact of having a reliable move like Dig.

The challenge of facing Lieutenant Surge with a team not optimized for Electric types.

The discovery and use of a high-level Diglett for its Dig move.

The strategy for battling Koga with Alakazam, despite its limited move set.

The decision to catch Snorlax for its potential as an upgrade to other Pokémon.

The process of evolving a Pikachu into Raichu with Thunderbolt as its primary move.

The selection of Tentacruel as the water type Pokémon for its Bubble Beam move.

The strategy for battling the Elite Four with a team that has no new moves and limited move sets.

The final team composition and strategy for facing the Pokémon League.

The victory against the Pokémon League without using any new moves or items in battle.

Transcripts

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can you beat Pokémon Fire Red without

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teaching any Pokémon any new moves

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technically no uh no Pokemon learns surf

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by level up but if you have separate hm

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designated Pokémon how tough is it to do

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there are two rules for this challenge

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rule number one if a Pokemon knows less

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than four moves when I obtain it the

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only moves it can learn are the ones it

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learns by leveling up and Rule Number

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Two If a Pokemon knows four moves when I

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obtain it those are its moves forever

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now for the starter choice and Bulbasaur

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is by far the best one Bulbasaur is

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normally the best starter in Kanto cuz

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it's good against Brock and Misty but

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it's extra good for this challenge for

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two reasons the first reason is that it

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prevents my rival from having it which

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is uh great because sleep powder is

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super annoying and the second is that

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one of its first four moves is leech

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seed which is amazing on fully evolved

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Pokémon and is vastly superior to

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Charmander smoke screen or Squirtle

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withdraw first rival battle's going to

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go however it would have gone in a

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regular playthrough okay well uh no

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Rival Battle experience for me subscribe

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yeah am I greater what subscribing is

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great you should consider doing so if

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you have yet to do so I just lost to a

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random Pidgey this is this is off to a

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great start I believe level seven is

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leech seed I just got pokeballs I

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definitely want to catch a ratata its

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first four moves are tackle tail whip

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quick attack and Hyper Fang hyper Fang

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has base 80 power please work

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immediately all right all right I should

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say thank you another potentially very

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useful one it gets low kick and karate

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chop and Lear which is not useless o I

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got a jolly one let's go and low kick

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immediately very good for the big rocks

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if I could find Pikachu that would be

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great growl and tail whip are not

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helpful but Thunders shck and Thunder

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Wave are I found a Pikachu dang it I'm

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an idiot all right I found another one

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it's going to leech seed it's only level

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three really need this to work all right

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now I got something for Birds oh me it's

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modest and I just got Vine whip on

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Bulbasaur it's final move this may be a

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little bold but I'm going to fight Brock

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I'm pretty sure A Couple Vine whips can

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just win me the battle there was one

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crit but didn't need it okay I don't

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really care about the bind and the vine

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whip destroys it okay that is one gym

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badge down and probably going to be the

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easiest for the entire game cuz I knew

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the moves I was supposed to a technical

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machine I have no use for this Brock can

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I sell them I can sell them that's

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awesome sweet running shoes finally and

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the first occurrence of many Pikachu

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wants to learn quick attack but can't

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learn more than four moves delete a move

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to make room for quick attack never just

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got hyper Fang on ratata and it does it

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does a lot that's why it's here oh dang

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it I forgot about this battle I meant to

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switch to Pikachu cuz I know he leads

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with Pidgeotto 17 okay he's not going to

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take damage but that's going to be

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annoying Jesus yeah I hit the

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thundershock at least oh my God that

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does not enough enough but the paralysis

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helps me here and it doesn't matter cuz

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I missed okay well hyper Fang all righty

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thank you for saving the day my tiny rat

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his own ratat but I have monkey karate

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chop nice all right easy peasy but next

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is the spooky one oh my gosh level 18 I

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am going to go ahead and tail whip it

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cuz it can't get rid of any stat drops

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that's a little annoying but I'll take

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it and let's just switch so I can get my

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attack back which does the Ember do less

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than half okay I should get one karate

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chop oh I'm faster oh nice we've got

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this and Mankey lives fantastic okay

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started rough but we were fine Abra is

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great I believe I used one for a good

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chunk of time when I did this in Emerald

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several years ago cuz right now of

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course it only knows teleport but it

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learns confusion when it evolves a good

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solid psychic attack and I caught it

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first try let's go my first evolution

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this makes Vine whip better okay

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actually I looked it up and I had an

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alexam on my team when I beat the

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freaking Pokémon League so clearly it's

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good okay that didn't take too long I am

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Confucian all right it's time for Misty

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maybe I could have grinded my team more

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before this fight but I didn't feel like

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it I don't care about that that was a

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wonderful wasted turn but of course the

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star me is always way more threatening

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oh my God amazing Leach seed oh Swift

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does a lot Vine whip does a good chunk

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but not all of it however if I can live

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this next

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Swift or she might potion but if she

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doesn't if I live this Swift I think I

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win okay and I live it it's over okay

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this is going smoothly harshly because I

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am using the best starter for K selling

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TMS selling TMS it feels really weird

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but I'm selling TMS Vermilion City so

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the next gym is Lieutenant surge but it

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also gives me access to diglett's Cave

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now if I can find a Diglett that's at

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least level 17 it will know dig all of

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them know magnitude but having the

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reliability of dig would be great and

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look at that first one although if I

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could just find a wild Doug Trio that'd

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be better okay but I do have a Diglett

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oh might just sweep my team

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though this is going badly this is my

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third to

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last let's go oh my God level 29

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eradicate good to see you oh my gosh I

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just learned cbeam okay I got confused

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because Kinesis is a zero level move and

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I just like saw that in the list and

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thought that was going to be one of its

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moves but instead it gets sbeam which is

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stronger than confusion it literally

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cannot harm dark types but that doesn't

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matter there aren't any in this region

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my radicate just got burned in this

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battle against this random trainer and I

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kind of think I'm not going to heal it

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before I fight my rival cuz my rat is

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gutsy hello subscrib really wish the

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character limit was a little higher I

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remembered to have Pikachu lead this

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time okay to hit ko. there's that static

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man what are the chances for that that

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should deal with Pidgeotto it's time for

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a rat battle Cuts boosted hyper Fang

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delicious I'm not even going to change I

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see no reason to this one I need the

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quick attack but it's a freaking cadabra

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now do I quick attack to guarantee I go

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first or do I go for hyper Fay I think

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I'm going new hyper Fang I am faster and

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it hits okay this is definitely a one

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shot it's not what I'm enraged well

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overall I still kicked his butt so and

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now I'm rubbing an old man's back and

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now the first hm designated Pokémon very

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annoying that I have to have that in my

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party to get into a gym but I can't

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complain that much I have a level 29

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duck Trio this Lieutenant surge battle

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should be so easy I should just need to

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dig three times that's one okay maybe

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maybe I'm not going to dig three times

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I'm worried about static so I'm just

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going to muds slap this one huzzah and

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the Raichu oh God just hit it just hit

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it duck Trio don't make this hard for me

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let's go all righty man I didn't realize

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you could get a super overlevel Doug

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Trio like that early that makes this gym

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easy mode here we go you're probably

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eventually getting replaced with a mod

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champ but for now this is helpful

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seladon City I can get free Eevee right

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I don't know if it's good though cuz if

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it knows four moves already it's garbage

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it does already know for moves yep that

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is uh super useless well oddly enough I

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might be going into the grass type gym

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with nothing that's good against Grass

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for like the first time ever he this gym

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is greatest full of women these were the

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golden days of Pokémon nowadays it's

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censored with this gym is great as full

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of strong trainers lame all right let

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there be women time for the fourth gym

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battle I uh handily swept all of the gym

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trainers with Kadabra so now it's over

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level 30 I'm not anticipating this being

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that hard step one's done I mean this is

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just proving how good psychic types are

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especially Alakazam in the Kanto region

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there's no dark types and like almost

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every grass type is also poison type

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this might do it oh it was close all

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right missed the stun sport which would

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have paralyzed it cuz I have

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synchronized and that'll do it for gyms

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no new moves and I'm feeling good all

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right let's do the rocket Hideout was I

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supposed to fight blue in the Pokémon

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Tower okay I was able to come down here

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ibody tell grunty boy that I was in here

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hello Giovani I am here to defeat you

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using an Ivysaur that still knows Vine

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whip which is so amazingly terrible it's

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only 30 5 power and only has 10 PP

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ridiculous I do need a water type I am

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not sure what the best one is my options

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go way up once I can surf do I think

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you're heavy enough for low kick I don't

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think you are nice to hit ko. ouchie o

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all right please KO here cool thank you

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here's that Rival Battle I forgot to

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do hello subscribe don't forget you know

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I got to say waiting to do this until

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after you do all the Celadon stuff makes

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it significantly easier like this

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thing's level 25 like just upon arrival

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here can that KO hit no okay I have a

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plan for Pikachu the more time goes

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along the uh the worse it gets but I

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have a plan and right now that plan is

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stay in on a Gyarados and I missed

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because of sand attack brilliant oh but

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wait a second disable it missed disable

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can miss disable what I should have just

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attacked it I I'm an idiot I'm 12 levels

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higher what am I doing oh crap I thought

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that would one shot all right I got

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lucky there what is disables accuracy

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clearly not 100% which means it's 50% oh

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my God it's only 55% accurate in gen 1

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through 3 I made the joke that it had to

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be 50% and it actually almost is that

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sucks I'm never using that again Kadabra

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is going to be a going to be a sbeam and

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confusion machine and nothing else dig a

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tunnel dig dig a tunnel this is only

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going to work while it's still a

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charmeleon did work though okay that got

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stickier than I would have chosen beone

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Intruders it's just a

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mwak wow I remember playing this in the

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car for the first time having never

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played the original games and being like

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what do you mean it's a ghost why won't

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it let me fight it I'm enraged hello Mr

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Fuji please provideth me the poke flute

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to toot toot all right Snorlax get up I

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definitely want to catch this thing it's

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a pretty straightforward upgrade to

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radicate

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Fantastic all righty let's get Snorlax

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on the squad oh my goodness and impish

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nature is fantastic radicate thank you

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for your work this far enjoy your rest

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obviously this isn't the best move set

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cuz like my only damaging move is

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headbutt but yaong is amazing and then

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rest snore Strat it's pretty fun well um

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I did the thing where I changed

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impossible evos and didn't know the

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level that this was going to happen at

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and it just

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happened at 37 my second highest level

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Pokemon is 31 all right Koga time I feel

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pretty confident because Alakazam is

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amazing like this is going to one shot

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yep his wheezing is the scariest one do

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I want to change for Muk it's got good

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special defense actually I'm going to

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try swapping here this thing can

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minimize so let's get some chip going

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acid armor is that defense or special

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defense ooh well don't love that dig

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does so little all right let's go back

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to Alakazam physical attack was maybe

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better until that happened dang it I was

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hoping that would miss Jesus oh that

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sucks well I might have misplayed uh

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around the muck well I know I can kill

12:19

the coughing quickly now how do I handle

12:21

this wheezing I got one more sbeam in me

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I think you know what yeah let's let's

12:27

swap here reset the poison counter I

12:30

could I think I can leech seed it I

12:32

maybe I should have leveled up before

12:34

this this is neutral though oh boy well

12:36

I hit the Lee seed all right Alakazam

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how much can you do here

12:41

sbeam does ha victory is mine I was so

12:47

underleveled with every Pokemon except

12:49

Alakazam but now that I have that I can

12:51

surf outside of battle which means I

12:53

need to go get surf I made it please

12:56

take me to Waterland that was a weird

12:58

way of of saying that I caught a neino

13:00

I'm going to make it aido King for hm's

13:03

surf cut strength rock smash pretty nice

13:05

here we are in the power plant where I

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will be catching not Zapdos now that may

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surprise you considering Zapdos is one

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of if not the best Pokemon you can use

13:15

on a playthrough team in a Kanto

13:17

playthrough however that doesn't apply

13:19

for this one Zapdos is move set when you

13:22

catch it in this game is drill peack

13:24

which is good but then thunderwave

13:26

detect and Agility that's no electric

13:29

type attacks however another Pokémon you

13:32

can find here in the power plant is

13:34

Pikachu and that matters because you can

13:37

find it at exactly level 26 which is the

13:40

level it learns Thunderbolt which is one

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of the best moves available to me in

13:46

this Challenge and since I can't change

13:48

its move set so I don't care about any

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moves it learns beyond that I can

13:52

immediately Thunderstone it and get a

13:55

thunderbolt Raichu there we go okay hey

13:59

now I just have to catch it aha success

14:02

check it out

14:04

Thunderbolt and with this newly acquired

14:06

Thunderstone there's my Thunderbolt

14:09

Raichu wait a second can I use strength

14:11

outside of battle I got to give this guy

14:13

his teeth I can you strength which means

14:17

I can go get Articuno cuz while Zapdos

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doesn't have any good electric attacks

14:23

Articuno has ice beam and I know from

14:25

experience it is very helpful against

14:27

Lance I found you oh God I uh will admit

14:31

I forgot this thing was level 50 thought

14:33

it was like 45 one pathetic sub story

14:36

later what is wrong with you you chicken

14:39

from the freezer section should not be

14:41

giving me this much difficulty I know

14:43

you had a catch rate of three but like

14:44

come on oh thank you wow I just had to

14:47

insult it don't tell team Sky well this

14:50

is the first time that I can remember

14:51

that I've had a Pokemon level 30 and a

14:53

Pokémon level 50 on the same team I will

14:55

say though I think Ivysaur might be uh

14:58

might be past its usefulness so now that

15:00

I have the good rod and I'm about to get

15:02

surf in the super rod my water type

15:04

options are really opening up so I

15:06

decided to finally do some research

15:08

figure out what I want my water type to

15:10

be and I assembled a list of good

15:12

options that list number one is

15:15

Tentacruel number two doesn't exist some

15:19

of them are solid options but just I

15:21

can't obtain them with a good water type

15:23

move like Lapras doesn't know any at the

15:26

level you get it and freaking Golduck

15:28

freaking Golduck did you know that

15:29

Psyduck and Golduck in these games don't

15:31

learn a single water type attack until

15:34

hydropump in the ' 50s cler only gets

15:37

freaking clamp by level up and Dong Dong

15:40

has no water type moves in its level up

15:43

move set it has signal beam and not a

15:46

water type move and then other ones just

15:48

suck always in this generation like Sea

15:51

King and Kingler High physical attack

15:53

all water moves are special they're just

15:55

completely garbage until the physical

15:57

special split some of them are okay

15:59

options like sedra like I could get one

16:01

with water gun but like water gun's kind

16:03

of weak and also so is sedra that's why

16:05

they created KRA and then of course

16:07

Gyarados its special attack is only 60

16:09

in this gen and I can't get one that has

16:11

both hydr pump and thrash star me would

16:15

have been a pretty solid option pretty

16:16

fast good special attack can get one

16:18

with bubble beam which is 65 and it's a

16:20

freaking leaf green exclusive both slow

16:23

bro and sty are in Leaf Green why did

16:26

they put both water psychic types in one

16:28

game and why didn't I do a bit of

16:31

research before starting this so my best

16:33

option is Tentacruel if I get a tentac