(Youíre in your bedroom) Go to the computer and access your PC,
get the potion and get downstairs. Go outside, now go to the very
north, you should see some grass looking areas, go onto it, before you
get far, Prof. Oak will stop you and lead you to his lab. Heíll let
you choose a pokemon, choose a pokeball. I recommend squirtle or
bulbasaur, but anyone is fine. Before you get out of the lab, Gary
will challenge you to your first match, just keep on using the first
move. If you win, you get some money, if you lose, Gary gets the
bragging rights. One more thing, your pokemon will grow to level 6 if
Now that you have a pokemon, go on to the bush in the north and
find fights, get your pokemon to level 10. If your pokemon faint (make
sure that it doesnít, run from battles if you need to), youíll be
back in your house, talk to your mom and go back onto route 1. Make
your way through the route, talk to anybody you see, one guy will give
you a free potion, another will tell you a "faster" way to
Go directly up and right to that first building (with a
"poke" sign on it) and go inside, go up and talk to the
nurse behind the counter (yes, itís a nurse, whistle!) sheíll
offer to heal your pokemon, select heal. Now go northeast to the
pokemart (with a "mart" sign), youíll receive Prof. Oakís
Parcel. Go back to Pallet town, picking fights as you go (get your
pokemon to level 11).
Go back into Oakís lab and talk to him, heíll give you and Gary
each a pokedex. Now go into Garyís house and get a townís map,
despite what Gary said, his sister will still give you map.
Now get your pokemon to level 12. Go into Viridian City.
Now heal your pokemon. Get a potion and 6 pokeballs at the pokemart,
youíll need them later. Go back to route 1.
Capture a pidgey and raise it to level 10, capture a rattata and
raise it to level 7 (it should have learned quick attack). Your
pokemon should be around level 12 or above, above would be great. Go
back to Viridian City.
Switch your pidgey as your leading pokemon (or if you have a
charmander put that into the lead). Now go north into Viridian Forest.
(Donít forget to heal your pokemon at the Viridian poke center
Go to the poke center and heal your pokemon, go up and stop when
you see an old man. Go left and youíll see a broccoli like bush.
Press A and youíll find a secret potion. Now go north to the
Viridian Forest (Pokemon catching spree)
Now with a level 10 pidgey leading, the pokemon you started with at
level 13, and a level 8 rattata (you wonít be using this much, only
to catch some pokemon) youíre ready for the forest. Note: if you got
a charmander, put that in front. Immediately go up and turn right into
that bush of grass. Now you can find a the 2 caterpillar pokemon (caterpie
and weedle), and most importantly, a pikachu! Pika, Pika (sorry, I
just had to do it). There're only a few pikachus in either version,
youíll just have to have patience. Use this chance to build up your
other pokemon, oh, one other thing, use pidgey against bug type
pokemon, but not against pikachu, NEVER use a flying pokemon on an
electric one. You can use a charmander against both bug and pikachu.
Try to get your pidgey to level 12 (if you have a charmander, get that
to level 15 and keep your pidgey at level 10). Fight with a caterpie
until level 12 (itíll evolve twice), fight with a weedle until level
10 (itíll also evolve twice). Remember to go back to Viridian City
if you need medical help. When youíve found a pikachu (took me a
while) capture it and go back to Viridian City to heal all your
pokemon, plus build your pikachu up to a reasonable level 10, just
fight pidgeys, itíll be a synch. Note: your beedrill should be on
Viridian Forest (getting through the forest)
At the entrance, head northwest to find a pokeball. Go back to the
entrance and go right again, follow the path to find a bug catcher
trainer, it should be no problem if you have a level 12 butterfree and
a 12 pidgey (charmander). Use the butterfree against weedle and the
pidgey (charmander) against caterpie. Go up the grass bush, youíll
be challenged by another bug trainer. Go up and get the antidote,
remember if your monster have fainted or has really bad/low health
(what I mean by bad is situations like poisend, etc.), go back to the
Viridian City poke center. Use potions and antidotes only if you
really must. Keep on going, follow the road as it zigzags through the
forest. Keep on going until you reach another fork in the road, you
should be facing south when you encounter it. Go right and down to
find another potion. From there make your way to the northwest. Thereís
another bug trainer in your way but itís nothing you canít handle.
Go north and exit. Note: you should have 5 pokemons, a level 13
starting pokemon (15 if you got charmander), a level 12 pidgey (10 if
you got a charmander), a level 10 pikachu, a level 12 butterfree, and
a level 10 beedrill (store the beedrill in the PC).
Instead of going to Brock, go heal your pokemon and go back to
Viridian City instead, and from there, make your way west of town.
Try and find both nidorans and a spearow, donít waste your
efforts finding a nidorn female if you canít find one, now go north
west, and then, huh? Why did we stop???
I missed Gary here my first trip, use your pikachu against his
pidgey, use the butterfree if he chose bulbasaur, pikachu if he chose
squirtle, or any pokemon against charmander (it has not learned
ember). Note: if you use a bulbasaur against charmander, use leech
seed and tackle, not vine whip.
The guard at the gate wonít let you through, so letís get the
badges shall we? Go back through the forest to Pewter City.
Heal your pokemons. Now put an bulbasaur or squirtle (level 12 or
13) in front and head into the pewter city gym. Youíll win very
quickly with bubbles and water gun if you have squirtle, or vine whip
if you have bulbasaur. Brock will give you the boulder badge and TM
34, which teaches bide (I wouldnít use this, Iíd just sell it it).
Note: if you donít have a squirtle or bulbasaur, a level 15
charmander is your best bet, keep a butterfree with confusion with you
though, because you might need it to back up charmander. After you
finish Brock, go and buy 4 or 5 pokeballs at the pokemart. Heal your
pokemons and head northwest to the museum. Talk to everyone, youíll
be able to fix the clues together later. Go right from the entrance to
the museum and youíll find another bush looking thing, cut it later
when you get HM 01 and go inside, youíll find a scientist who will
give you Old Amber. Oh, 1 more thing, get an escape rope, youíll
need it pretty soon.
Brock has a level 12 Geodude and a level 14 Onix, a squirtle (wartortle)
or bulbasaur (ivysaur) would fare best against these guys, if you
picked a charmander at the beginning, build it up to level 13 or
above, be sure to have a lot of potions. Youíll need a level 12
butterfree to back charmander up, I found out my self, the hard way.
Ah, nothing like a scent of fresh air as we step outside, its time
to set out on foot again. Note: before you go on route 3, get your
pikachu to level 13. There are several trainers on route 3, nothing
you canít handle. Just follow this formula: use pidgey (or
charmander) against caterpies and grass pokemons, you can also use
them against weedles and kakunas but Iíd let my butterfree fight
against the poisen pokemon instead, pikachu against flying pokemons or
water, butterfree against poisen pokemon and the pokemon you chose at
the beginning against the rest. Capture a jigglypuff on the way. Build
your pikachu up to level 16, practice experience on spearows and
pidgeys. After a long walk, we come to the entrance of Mt. Moon. Heal
your pokemons at the pokecenter right next to the entrance and enter
Mt. Moon. (Store jigglypuff into someoneís PC)
Put a pikachu in the lead for zubats, if a trainer sends out a rock
type pokemon, send out wartortle or ivysaur, if they send out a plant
or bug pokemon, use pidgey (or charmander, I wouldnít evolve
charmander until level 38). Note: if you have a charmander instead,
then capture a clefairy and teach it water gun (TM 12). Be sure you
also capture a geodude (get it to level 16 if you chose bulbasaur at
the beginning) and a paras before you are out of there. Oh and by the
way, use the escape rope you bought to get out of Mt. Moon if youíre
Walk through for items: (entrance) go up and left, youíll face
your first trainer (hopefully, no wild pokemon bothers you). After
defeating him, go and get the potion to the left, then go down, you
should see another item, itís TM 12 (water gun, you wonít be
needing this for quite a long time, unless you have squirtle or
charmander, if you have a squirtle, sell it, if you have a charmander,
either keep it for later or use it now on clefairy). Now go east, youíll
be challenged again. Follow the trail up and right, go through the
ladder on the right, follow the road to another ladder, as soon as you
walk out of that ladder, youíll find your first team rocket member
and a HP UP on the stairs. Go back up to the main floor when you
finish the rocket. Go south and youíll be challenged yet again,
getting fun isnít it? Go southwest from there to find yet another
potion. Go east and youíll find some rare candy (raises one of your
pokemonís level by one) go up north to get an escape rope. Be sure
to challenge that trainer you passed. Go up north and face yet another
trainer, switch your pidgey/butterfree/charmander into the leading
pokemon before you challenge her (Iíd go with butterfree, youíll
need a level 17 butterfree as soon as you exit Cerulean City). Then go
left and then down into another ladder, follow the road to another and
challenge the team rocket member, remember to swap your pokemons back
before the challenge. Get TM 01 (mega punch) and go back to the main
floor. Face another trainer to the south of you. To the left is
another one guarding a ladder. Be sure to get the moon stone on the
top left corner before going down the ladder. When youíve entered
the ladder, follow the trail to another rocket, beware of this one, I
had a pretty hard time with him. After you beat the rocket, go back up
the OTHER side and follow the road, youíll find some clefairies
here, challenge another rocket member and then a greedy little man.
Choose a fossil, doesnít matter which fossil you get, they are both
good. From there, head west. Go down through the ladder and another
one and youíre home free, thank goodness!
After that long, (cough, cough) long walk, weíre heading towards
Cerulean City. Be sure to pick up TM 04 (whirlwind) and do something
with it, I think itís useless, so I sold it. Capture a sandshrew or
an ekans, depending on your version. Your pikachu should be at level
22 (donít fight ground type pokemon like sandshrews with pikachu).
Jump over the hedge on the east and head towards Cerulean City.
Heal your pokemon and buy some more pokeballs, deposit all the TMs
and escape ropes you didnít use and use your rare candy and HP UP on
a pokemon. Deposit your rattata too, if you havenít already. Also
store the moonstone into your PC too. Head for the Gym, right next to
the pokecenter. If you have a level 22 pikachu, itíll be a very
short fight, just use thunder shock.
Cerulean City Gym
You can tell that these guys love water, theyíve transferred the
gym into a pool!!! Youíll face 2 lieutenants before you meet Misty.
Misty has a level 18 staryu and a level 21 starmie, bulbsaur or
pikachu, or any other plant or electric type pokemon would do. Do not
use fire, what ever you do. The cascade badge and TM 11 are your
rewards for defeating her.
After defeating Misty, the road to the north will open up, but
first visit the bike shop on the southwest corner. They sell bikes for
the cheap price of $1,000,000 dollars? 5,000 times the price of my
bike, but of course, nothing is cheap here, a pokeball, a ball costs
The Nugget Bridge
Team Rocket has 6 members guarding route 24, but before you can do
much, youíll have to face Gary.
His arsenal includes a pidgeotto (use pikachu), an abra (any
pokemon would do, abra doesnít have any moves right now), a rattata
(use the highest level pokemon youíve got) and the pokemon he had at
the beginning (if he chose a bulbasaur, pigeotto/butterfree would do,
if he chose charmander, a level 18 geodude or any water pokemon would
do, if he chose a squirtle, a pikachu would do)
The Nugget Bridge
Defeat all 6 members of the team rocket to receive a nugget, sell
it off to get $5,000, sweet!
Route 24 & 25
Now go left, youíll be challenged by a trainer. Go north and find
TM 45 (thunderwave, your pikachu should already have learned this,
sell it). Then go south, whatever you do, donít go through the
trainers to the east, instead, try to catch a(n) bellsprout/oddish and
an abra to your south. Try to get 2 abras if you can (one for trading
and one for yourself). Put a butterfree in front, and use sleep powder
against abra, use it again everytime he wakes up. Now put the abra in
front, go challenge the first trainer, then immediately switch out
another pokemon. Donít use abra. That way, both abra and the pokemon
that fought can gain points, and besides, abra canít kill any
pokemon, keep on doing this until you abra reaches level 16. After you
pass the trainers, youíll see a house nearby, go in it. Note: your
starting pokemon should be approaching level 23 or 24, your pigeotto
should be approaching level 22 (keep it at 18 if you have a charmander,
deposit the bird too), your butterfree should be at level 17 or above,
and your pikachu should be approaching level 24.
When you go into the house, youíll see "Bill". Talk to
him and help him transform back to a human. Now after heís normal,
go and talk to him again, heíll give you the S.S. Anne ticket.
Quickly go back to Cerulean City.
Go to the pokecenter and heal your pokemon. Make sure you have at
least 2 awakenings and 2 pokeballs. Exit the pokecenter and go to the
house on the northeast corner, go out to the backyard and defeat the
team rocket. Go heal your pokemon and come back here again. This time,
go right, all the way right, then south, youíll eventually find a
road that looks like itís for luxury people, this is route 5.
Be sure to drop off a weak pokemon at the daycare. To do this, donít
enter route 5, instead, go to those hedges to the left and go down,
youíll jump over the hedges and finally reach a house. Jump down
over the hedge when youíve put a pokemon with the daycare, if you
chose a charmander at the beginning, you have 2 choices, wait and get
a Lapras at Saffron City, or put a magikarp (youíll get it at
Vermillion City, put it here before you go on S.S. Anne) there right
now and wait for it to get to level 19, then train it into a Gyrados.
Now go right into the underground path.
Come out the other side of the underground path and capture a
meowth/mankey, fight the six trainers and walk into the Vermilion
Buy some super potions and some pokeballs, you should also have 2
or 3 awakenings. Go heal your pokemons and explore the whole town,
going into each house. One guy will give you an old fishing rod,
another will trade you a Farfetchíd for a spearow (donít worry
about catching another spearow), and another will give you a bike
voucher, which you can take to the bike shop in Cerulean City to trade
for a bike. Return to Vermilion City after you get the bike, make your
way east of town and down the tiled bridge.
Too bad they donít allow any cycling around here. Explore every
room, go the east way first (go down the stairs on the southeast side
of the ship when you first enter). I missed the kitchen, which is on
the very southwest side of the ship when you first come in, visit that
second. Go back to Vermilion City and heal your pokemon every time
your pokemon are almost dead, fight every fight you can, and go to the
captain last. You should also visit the deck to gain experience for
your pokemon. To do this, go left at the entrance, (visit the stairs
on the right first and the kitchen second) then go down the stairs you
found. Go south to the next stairs, DONíT go right yet. When you
have reached these stairs, keep on going west. To visit the captain,
go left when you first come in, then down but DONíT go into the
stairs, go right and then go up, but before you can go into the
captainís lounge, youíll hear an annoying voice.
He leads off with a pidgeotto (pikachu), kadabra (butterfree),
gyrados (pikachu), raticate (highest level pokemon), and the evolved
version of the pokemon he started with (follow the formula on the
first Vs. Gary section, pidgeotto/butterfree vs. ivysaur, etc.)
Go up to the captain and press A, youíll rub his back and heíll
give you HM 01, teach it to ivysaur or bellsprout/oddish.
Bye, Bye S.S. Anne
Get out of the ship and watch the cruise ship leave. Then head for
diglettís cave to the right of the entrance of S.S. Anne.
Capture a level 22 diglett, if you canít find a level 22 one,
find a level 20 diglett. Go out on the other side of Diglettís Cave,
youíll find yourself on the right side of route 2, which you couldnít
get to before, go south and go into that house, trade an abra if you
have one. Get out of the house and keep on heading south, go into the
next house and talk to a scientist like person and get HM 05, keep it
for a voltorb youíll get later on. Donít forget to get Old Amber
at Pewter City. Go back to Vermilion City, use the cave.
Head east of town.
Defeat the trainers and head east, get the item finder and go back
to Vermillion City.
Now that you have cut, cut the bush on the south and go into the
gym, placing your diglett at the very front.
Vermilion City Gym
First talk to the guy on the right when you enter, heíll tell you
that you need to solve a code to reach the lieutenant, defeat the 3
trainers in the gym and talk to them, theyíll tell you how to solve
the code, Iím not even going to spoil this for you.
When youíve solved the code, challenge the lieutenant. He has a
level 18 pikachu, a level 21 voltorb, and a level 24 raichu. Put a
diglett (which should be approaching level 26) in front and keep on
using dig, youíll win in no time, teach TM 24 to pikachu (Level 31)
and your duglett will have almost evolved into dugtrio, use it against
poisen, electric, fire, and rock typed pokemon. Return to Cerulean
City. Surge will give you the thunderbadge and TM 24 (thunderbolt).
Thereís a bush on route 25, cut it and get TM 19 inside it, go to
the sea cottage now and talk to Bill, do what he says, go on the PC.
Go back to Cerulean City, cut that bush to the very south of the
city, go northeast and youíll see a short path leading to a bush,
cut that and seek out 10 trainers on the way, the 10th is
at the very end, by the rock tunnel entrance. Be sure to capture a
voltorb on the way, teach it Flash, and store the HMs into the PC.
This one is not as confusing as Mt. Moon, but the thing is, there
is a ton of trainers and no items :( If you have the flash ability,
youíll get through very easily (since you can see). Put a grass or
water type pokemon in front, again, use bellsprout/oddish/gyrados if
you chose charmander, be sure to capture a machop and an onix.
After exiting the rock tunnel, youíll need to defeat a few more
trainers before you can reach lavender town. Thereís a bush on the
very north east of the route, go to it and press A to find a secret
ether, which replenishes your pokemonís abilities PP.
Go to the pokecenter and pokemart and go west (donít visit any
other place except for the name rater just yet).
There are several trainers here, capture a vupix/growlithe and
store it in the PC. Go into the little house at the end and go through
the underground path.
Go northwest to reach Celadon City, you might also consider gaining
some experience in the field of grass nearby.
Before you go to the poke center, go up and then left. When you see
an opening go up and left and down, keep on going on to the stairs and
go into that little lab house thingie to get a very rare pokemon
called eevee, evolve it into a Flareon if you have not chosen a
charmander. Now visit the pokecenter, do not visit the gym until you
have a level 31 Flareon/29 butterfree.
Celadon City Gym
Thereís a peeping tom outside of it, itís a wonder why, the gym
is full of girls, after you get through 10 or so, you face Erika.
Erikas got 3 grass type pokemon, a level 29 Victreebell, a level 24
Tangela, and a level 29 Vileplum (unless you take out vileplum with
the first it, youíll be in for quite a while). Flareon or Charizard
will wipe them out faster than you can say, good bye. Defeat her and
to get the rainbow badge and TM 21 (Mega Drain).
Celadon City Department Store
Go into the elevator and go to the top floor, then go up the stairs
to reach the roof, thereís a vending machine nearby, get 2 waters, a
lemonade, and a soda pop, give 1 of each type of drink to the little
girl, sheíll give you TM 13, TM 48, and TM 49. Now buy some great
balls, some revives and some paralyze heal. Also buy a pokedoll, a
thunder stone, a firestone (if you have a vulpix Ė blue version or
eevee Ė red version, if you have charmander donít worry about it),
and a leafstone (if you have weepinbell or gloom, donít worry about
this if you have a venusaur instead). Note: get 2 thunderstones if you
are crazy about a Jolteon, like my friend Robert is.
Talk to the guy at the very top. After you defeat him, go to the
poster and press A. A secret door to the right of you will open up. Go
Surviving Team Rocketís Secret basement
As soon as you get in, seek out the 2 trainers around you, be sure
to get the escape rope to the southwest of where you started from,
then return to where you were at the beginning and go down the stairs
on the right side. Go west and youíll be challenged. Now go upwards
and down the stairs, go south to get the TM 10. Make your way through
the maze of the "arrows". Go down the ladder at the very
end. Now, that youíre at the 4th basement, itís time
for the lift key, go northwest and defeat the rocket, talk to him
after, youíll get the lift key, make your way back to the second
basement, get the 4 items while breaking through the second maze, go
up the ladder and get the hyper potion at the northwest corner, go
back down the stairs and then go into the elevator, go to floor B4,
after the elevator stops, go th the soutwest and get the iron, now
defeat the 2 trainers that you passed and talk to the black suited man
holding the silph scope.
Giovanni has 2 ground type pokemon, including a ryhornand an onix,
he also has a kangaskhan, a team of water/grass and fighting pokemon
will fit perfectly, use the water/grass pokemon against the ground
pokemon, and the fighting pokemon against the kangaskhan.
Go east to 7, be sure you have the bottle of water with you, go
into the guard house leading to Saffron City, After you get into
Saffron City, go north to the Fighting Dojo Gym, (the one to the
left), put a Kadabra in front, choose a fighting pokemon after you
beat everyone, I chose Hitmonchan after experimenting with both. Head
east to Lavender Town.
Go into that big tower.
Before you can do much, the annoying voice strikes again.
He includes a Kadabra, the pokemon he started with, Pidgeotto, a
water/fire/grass pokemon, and another water/grass/fire pokemon,
depending on what he chose at the beginning. The only pokemon you
should have problems with is the Kadabra.
Make you way to the vert top of the tower, put a Kadabra at the top
to fight the ghosts, itíll be very effective because not only is it
fighting a ghost, itís also fighting a poisen pokemon. Get the 7
items along the way. At the sixth floor, youíll meet a Marowak, you
canít capture this ground type pokemon, so youíll have to make it
faint, use a water or grass pokemon to fight against it, use the same
types to fight against cubones, youíll face 3 rockets at the seventh
floor, defeat them and rescure old mr. Fuji, heíll give you a
Go to the center of the city and into the big building
Use the elevator to get to the 5th floor, go to the very
south and get the card key, if your pokemon need experience, seek
every rocket/scientist/juggler there are in the building, but if you
want to end this quickly, then go to the 3rd floor and go
southwest, open the gate with the card key, go in and step on to the
tile, and hey! Havenít you learned to leave me alone Gary????
Heís got a pidgeot, alakazam, and some other pokemon in between
levels 35-39, backed up by a level 40 starting pokemon.
Saving the Day
Talk to the guy nearby to receive a Lapras, step on the tile at the
bottom, defeat the rocket in your way, if you need mediacal help, go
to the southwest corner on the 9th floor. Anyway, as soon
as you open the door with the card key, out comes Giovanni.
Heís got 4 pokemon this time, including a Nidorino, Rhyhorn,
Kangaskhan, Nidoqueen, use your Kadabra against the poisen pokemon, a
water or grass pokemon against Rhyhorn, and a fighting pokemon against
The Master Ball
Talk to the president, heíll give you the master ball, thereís
only 1 like it in the game, like they say, save it for a very special
At the southeast corner of the city, heíll give you TM 29, which
To the very northwest of the city, at the second story, be sure you
have a pokedoll with you, if you do, copycat will give you TM 31,
which teaches mimic.
Saffron City Gym
Step on the first warp tile and keep on stepping on the tile that
Ďs above or below you to get to the next room, sooner or later youíll
get to a large room with a girl in it, this is Sabrina.
Sabrina has a level 38 Kadabra, a level 37 Mr. Mime, a level 38
Venomoth, and a level 43 Alakazam. I had a hard time with Sabrina
using Blastoise, so I switched to Dugtrio and kept on using
earthquake, be sure to have a lot of potions, if you have a Charizard,
get it to level 45 and keep on using slash, itíll finish them with 2
or 3 strikes each (might be more with Kadabra or Alakazam because of
their move recover), if you have Venasaur, keep on using razor leaf,
except on Venomoth, on which you should use Flareon instead. When youíve
beaten Sabrina, youíll get the soul badge and TM 46, which teaches
After getting your 5th badge, head back to Lavender
Town, then head south, be sure to pick up the super rod on route 12,
youíll see some grass fields, you can capture pidgeottos, oddishs
(red version), glooms (red version), bellsprouts (blue), weepinbells
(blue), venonats, and dittos. Donít forget to get TM 20 and iron,
also a little gift from Oakís aid. There are lots of bikers (poisen
pokemon), and bird catchers (the name say it) around here too, easy if
you have a well trained pikachu and a well trained kadabra/dugtrio.
Oh, and by the way, if you try to capture the Snorlax, save before you
The city is really a maze itself, to reach the pokecenter and the
gym, youíll have to head to the west of the city, not out of it, and
follow the little path leading south, visit the gym right after the
Fushia City Gym
If you look closely at the screen, youíll see tiny dotted lines.
This is the invisible wall, go around it and finally reach koga. There
will be a few trainers, I had problems with Hypno, took about 60 HP
from me with 2 headbutts. Funny that this gym calls themselves ninja
trainers, they train psychic and poisen Pokťmon, maybe they should
try out for Sabrinaís gym instead.
Koga is at the very middle of the gym, he will send out two level
37 Coffing, a level 39 Muk, and a level 43 Weezing. A Kadabra/Alakazam
or a Dugtrio will make this a pretty short fight. Beat him, the soul
badge and TM 06 (toxic) is yours.
Itís at the very north of the city, there will be at least 15
spieces of different pokemon including both Nidorins, Nidorino,
Nidorina, Kangaskan, Chansey, Rhyhorn, Exeggcute, Venonat, Venomoth,
Paras, Parasect, Scyther (red), Pinsir (Blue), Tauros, and Doduo. Youíll
also find the wardenís gold teeth and HM 03, which teaches surf.
Give warden his gold teeth and heíll award you with HM 04 which
teaches strenghth, so you you can move, say, that boulder in the
wardenís house? Get some ultra balls at the pokemart too.
Capture a Raticate and a Fearow on the way, before you go to Cycing
Road, head west of Fushia City, now step south, youíll find a
Lickitung. If you need a "break" with your fingers and your
bike, press B to stop. If you have already gotten rid of or have
captured the snorlax in the way, then cut the bush blocking the way
north. Now keep on going west, youíll see a little house with a girl
inside, talk to her and heíll give you HM 02, which teaches fly (go
back to any city youíve visited already). Head towards Cerulean City
Be sure to have a pokemon with surf and a pokemon who has fly with
you, head east towards Rock Tunnel. Before Rock Tunnel, head towards
the edge of the river to the north and dive into the water using surf,
keep on paddling towards the south until you reach a big building,
this is the power plant.
The Power Plant
Put a dugtrio in front. Be sure to get a magnemite and a magneton
if you can, also, try to get an electabuzz if you have the red
version. Make your way through, getting the rare candy, carbos, HP UP,
and TM 33/TM 25, be careful, lots of the items on the floor are
actually level 40 voltorbs. At the near end of the power plant youíll
come across a bird looking PokemonÖ..
Save before you meet this guy, you should not have any problems
with Zapdos, just get his energy down and throw ultra balls at it, it
took me 2 tries to get him, I think he is the easiest out of the 3
legendary birds. Exit and fly back to Fushia City.
Sea Route 19
Head south of Fushia City. There are lots of trainers here, but no
problems for you. Keep on heading south west until you reach an island
with 2 cave entrances, go into the one that you can.
As you are descending through the levels, push the boulders into
the pit, the idea is to block the river below so that you donít get
washed away. At the 3rd level, push 2 boulders down to the
4th level, jump in after them. Youíll land in the water,
head north until you see Articuno, another bird.
I had problems with this guy, I got itís health all the way down,
but I always miss with my ultra ball, took me about 10 ultra balls
before I caught him.
Sea Route 20
After you get out of the islands, head west and youíll reach
Cinnibar Island. The gym is locked, wonder if thereís a keyÖ..
Go to the pokecenter (located in the south) and the pokemart (right
beside the pokecenter). Withdraw the fossil and Old Amber, give it to
the Scientist in the 3rd door at the Pokemon Lab (southwest
corner of the island). Now head to Pokemon Mansion (northwest corner).
Flip on switches inside statues as you make your way up. At he 3rd
floor, flip on the switch at the statue and head south, jump off the
ledge in the middle. Defeat a nearby trainer and head northeast, the
secret key, however, is at the western section, so youíll have to
make your west, when youíve gotten the secret key, dig out of there.
Go to the pokemon gym.
Cinnibar City Gym
Youíll have to challenge trainers to open doors, after a while,
youíll see old man Blaine.
Blaineís pokemon are pretty hot stuff, but you can take care of
them with a water or rock pokemon. He has a level 42 Growlithe, a
level 47 Arcaine, a level 40 Ponyta, and a level 42 Rapidash. After
you defeat him, youíll be awarded with the volcano badge and TM 38,
which teaches fire blast.
Sea Route 21
Head north of Cinnibar Island and use surf, go all the way back to
Viridian City, put a water or grass pokemon in front and head into the
gym, you know, the one that you couldnít go into before.
Viridian City Gym
This is just like the game corner, with all the arrow pointing
things, go on the one to the north, and make your way to the 8th
trainer, and itísÖÖ
Giovanni!!! Giovanni??? The leader of Team Rocket? Whoíd thought,
a team of grass and water pokemon, will make this a short fight. Talk
to Giovanni after you beat he and receive the earth badge and TM 27
(Fissure), heíll disband Team Rocket and dedicate his studies to the
world of pokemonÖÖ
Weíve been on this route before, and um, oh no, not again
You think heíd learned his lesson already, but noooooo, he starts
off with a Pidgeot, then an Alakazam, and a Rhydon after that, he
finishes it off with the pokemon he started out with.
If you have all 8 badges, youíll get to an entrance at the end,
this is victory road.
Youíll find Moltres, among machokes and marowaks, in the range of
Lv40-Lv50. Push boulders onto the little round things to open up
passages. To reach moltres, youíll have to get to the third floor
first, then you will have to go down through the ladder at the
northwestern corner of the 3rd floor. To get out, youíll
first have to move a boulder onto the switch at the southern part of
the second floor, then go up the stairs on the right and keep on going
This guy is as easy as Zapdos, get his energy down to a minimum and
throw ultra balls at it.
This is the last place to heal your pokemon and to stock up on
items. Save before you enter the door to the elite 4. There is no
going back after you enter.