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Pokemon Yellow Walk Through Guide - Gameboy

This excellent walk through guide was developed by Ang Xu.   Thanks immensely Ang!

Hidden Machines
Important Items

Pallet Town

(You're 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. Here you will receive your first Pokemon, Pikachu!  Before you get out of the lab, Gary will challenge you to your first match. If you win, you get some money, if you lose, Gary gets the bragging rights. One more thing, Pikachu will grow to level 6 if you win.

Route 1

Now that you have a Pokemon, go on to the bush in the north and find fights, get Pikachu up to  level 10. If Pikachu faints (make sure that it doesn't, run from battles if you need to), you�ll 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 get home.

Viridian City

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, it's a nurse, whistle!) she�ll offer to heal your Pokemon, select heal. Now go northeast to the pokemart (with a "mart" sign), you�ll receive Prof. Oak�s Parcel. Go back to Pallet town, picking fights as you go (get Pikachu up to level 11).

Pallet Town

Go back into Oak�s lab and talk to him, he'll give you and Gary each a pokedex. Now go into Gary�s house and get a towns map, despite what Gary said, his sister will still give you map.

Route 1

Now get Pikachu up  to level 12. Go into Viridian City.

Viridian City

Now heal your Pokemon. Get a potion and 6 pokeballs at the pokemart, you�ll need them later. Go back to route 1.

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.

Route 2

Switch your Pidgey as your leading Pokemon. Now go north into Viridian Forest. (Don�t forget to heal your Pokemon at the Viridian pokecenter first)

Viridian City

Go to the poke center and heal your Pokemon, go up and stop when you see an old man. Go left and you�ll see a broccoli like bush. Press A and you�ll find a secret potion. Now go north to the Viridian Forest.

Viridian Forest (Pokemon catching spree)

Now with a level 10 Pidgey leading, Pikachu at level 13, and a level 8 Rattata (you won't be using this much, only to catch some Pokemon) you�re ready for the forest.  Immediately go up and turn right into that bush of grass. Now you can find the caterpillar Pokemon Caterpie. Use this chance to build up your other Pokemon.  Fight with a Caterpie until level 12 (it�ll evolve twice). The final evolution of Caterpie is Butterfree, his psychic attack Confusion will be a big help soon!  Remember to go back to Viridian City if you need medical help. 

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.  Go up the grass bush, you'll be challenged by another bug trainer. Go up and get the potion, remember if your monster have fainted or has really bad/low health (what I mean by bad is situations like poisoned, 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. There�s another bug trainer in your way but it�s nothing you can�t handle. Go north and exit.

Pewter City

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.

Route 22

This is a great place to capture new Pokemon.  Don't miss both Nidorans, Spearow, and especially Mankey. If you go to far you will run into...


I missed Gary here my first trip, he has added a Spearow to his lineup since your last battle.  Note:  the outcome of these first two battles determines how Gary will later on Evolve his Eevee.  If you beat him both times he will have a Jolteon, If you win the first battle but lose this one he will have a Flareon, and if you lose both he will evolve Eevee into a Vaporeon.

Route 23

The guard at the gate won't let you through, so let's get the badges shall we? Go back through the forest to Pewter City.

Pewter City

Heal your Pokemon. Now put Butterfree in front and head into the pewter city gym. Brock will give you the Boulder Badge and TM 34, which teaches bide (I wouldn�t use this, I�d just sell it ).  After you finish Brock, go and buy 4 or 5 pokeballs at the pokemart. Heal your Pokemon and head northwest to the museum. Talk to everyone, you'll be able to fix the clues together later. Go right from the entrance to the museum and you'll find another bush looking thing, cut it later when you get HM 01 and go inside, you�ll find a scientist who will give you Old Amber. Oh, 1 more thing, get an escape rope, you�ll need it pretty soon.


Brock has a level 10 Geodude and a level 12 Onix, Butterfree should go all the way with Harden and the Confusion attack, but have a Nidoran or Mankey backing him up just incase.  Don't even think about using Pikachu...trust me.

Route 3

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 can't handle. Just follow this formula: use Pidgey against Caterpie and grass Pokemon,  and Pikachu against flying Pokemon. Capture a Sandshrew 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 Pokemon at the pokecenter right next to the entrance and enter Mt. Moon. 

Mt. Moon

Put a Pikachu in the lead for Zubats, if a trainer sends out a rock type Pokemon send out Butterfree, if they send out a plant or bug Pokemon use Pidgey .  Then capture 2 Clefairies (1 for trade) and teach yours Water Gun (TM 12). Be sure you also capture a Geodude 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 you're in trouble.

Walk through for items: (entrance) go up and left, you'll 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, it's TM 12. Now go east, you'll 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, you'll 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 you�ll be challenged yet again, getting fun isn't it? Go southwest from there to find yet another potion. Go east and you'll find some rare candy (raises one of your Piketon's 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 or Butterfree into the leading Pokemon before you challenge her (I�d go with Butterfree, you'll 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 Pokemon 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 you've 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, you�ll find some Clefairies here, challenge another rocket member and then a greedy little man. Choose a fossil, doesn�t matter which fossil you get, they are both good. From there, head west. Go down through the ladder and another one and you�re home free, thank goodness!

Route 4

After that long, (cough, cough) long walk, we�re heading towards Cerulean City. Be sure to pick up TM 04 (whirlwind) and do something with it, I think it�s useless, so I sold it. Capture a Mankey or a Sandshrew if you missed them before. Your Pikachu should be at level 22 (don�t fight ground type Pokemon like Sandshrews with Pikachu). Jump over the hedge on the east and head towards Cerulean City.

Cerulean City

Heal your Pokemon and buy some more pokeballs, deposit all the TMs and escape ropes you didn�t use and use your rare candy and HP UP on a Pokemon. Deposit your Rattata too, if you haven't 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, it'll be a very short fight, just use thunder shock.

Cerulean City Gym

You can tell that these guys love water, they�ve transferred the gym into a pool!!! You'll face 2 lieutenants before you meet Misty.


Misty has a level 18 Staryu and a level 21 Starmie, Pikachu or any other plant type Pokemon would do. Do not use fire, what ever you do. The Cascade Badge and TM 11 are your rewards for defeating her.  With the Cascade Badge in hand you can also get Bulbasaur from the trainer next to the pokecenter!

Bike Shop

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 costs $200.

The Nugget Bridge

Team Rocket has 6 members guarding route 24, but before you can do much, you�ll have to face Gary.

Vs. Gary

Ash versus Gary III is interesting because he now has four Pokemon from levels 15-18.  

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

 Go north and find TM 45 (Thunderwave, your Pikachu should already have learned this, sell it). The trainer here will give you Charmander for FREE!  Then go south, whatever you do, don't go through the trainers to the east, instead, try to catch Venonant, Bellsprout, and Oddish. After you pass the trainers to the east, you'll see a house nearby, go in it. Note: Pikachu should be approaching level 23 or 24, and by now the rest of your team should try to be up to level 20.

Sea Cottage

When you go into the house, you'll see "Bill". Talk to him and help him transform back to a human. Now after he�s normal, go and talk to him again, he�ll give you the S.S. Ticket. Quickly go back to Cerulean City.

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 team rocket.  As a reward you will receive the TM Dig.  Dig is an excellent ground attack and can also be used to escape dungeons!  Go heal your Pokemon and come back here again. This time, go right, all the way right, then south, you�ll eventually find a road that looks like it�s for luxury people, this is route 5.

Route 5

Be sure to drop off a weak Pokemon at the daycare. To do this, jump down the middle path to reach the Daycare Center.  For a small fee you can leave a Pokemon with him and he will train him for you.  Also in the tall grass above the daycare center is your first chance to capture Jigglypuff and the elusive Abra.  Here is a secret to capture Abra; use Butterfree and the Sleep Powder attack to keep Abra from teleporting out of battle.  Now it is easy to weaken and capture him! From there go right into the underground path.

Route 6

Come out the other side of the underground path and capture more Pokemon you may have missed, then fight the six trainers and walk into the Vermilion City.

Vermilion City

Buy some super potions and some pokeballs, you should also have 2 or 3 awakenings. Go heal your Pokemon and explore the whole town, going into each house. One guy will give you an Old Fishing Rod, 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.

S.S. Anne

Too bad they don't 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, DON'T 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 DON'T go into the stairs, go right and then go up, but before you can go into the captain�s lounge, you�ll hear an annoying voice.

Vs. Gary

Gary has trained his Pokemon since your last encounter, now they are at levels 17-20.  This is a good gauge for how well you are doing, if this battle is tough you may need to get more experience for your Pokemon.

Captain�s lounge

Go up to the captain and press A, you'll rub his back and he�ll give you HM Cut!  Like Dig this can be taught to a Pokemon as an attack, and also serves as a way to cut down small trees that will get in your way!  Note:  Do not look into the captain's garbage can. =)

Bye, Bye S.S. Anne

Get out of the ship and watch the cruise ship leave. Then head for Diglett�s cave to the right of the entrance of S.S. Anne.

Diglett�s Cave

Capture a level 22 Diglett, or if you are lucky a high level Dugtrio!  Mine was level 40 and was a tough battle, but he was worth it when I battled Lt. Surge.   Go out on the other side of Diglett�s Cave, you�ll find yourself on the right side of route 2, which you couldn't get to before, go south and go into that house, trade a Clefairy for a Mr. Mime.  Mr. Mime was is a great early addition to my team because of his boosted experience.  Get out of the house and keep on heading south, go into the next house and talk to a scientist like person and get the HM Flash. Don�t forget to get Old Amber at Pewter City. Go back to Vermilion City, use the cave.

Vermillion City

Head east of town.

Route 11

Defeat the trainers and head east, get the item finder and go back to Vermillion City.

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, he�ll tell you that you need to solve a code to reach the lieutenant, defeat the 3 trainers in the gym and talk to them, they'll tell you how to solve the code, I�m not even going to spoil this for you.

Lt. Surge

When you�ve solved the code, challenge the lieutenant. He has a level 28 Raichu. Put a Diglett (which should be approaching level 26) in front and keep on using dig, you'll win in no time, teach TM 24 to Pikachu or Clefairy and your Diglett will have almost evolved into Dugtrio, use it against poison, electric, fire, and rock typed Pokemon. Return to Cerulean City. Surge will give you the Thunder Badge and TM 24 (thunderbolt).  Don't forget to visit Officer Jenny in the middle of town after this battle to receive Squirtle!

Route 25

There�s 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.

Route 9

Go back to Cerulean City, cut that bush to the very south of the city, go northeast and you'll 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. You will be able to catch Magnemite and Machamp along this route for the first time.  Heal up in the pokecenter and make sure one of your team knows the skill Flash.

Rock Tunnel

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, you�ll get through very easily since you can see). Put a grass Pokemon in front, and be sure to capture an Onix.

Route 10

After exiting the rock tunnel, you�ll need to defeat a few more trainers before you can reach Lavender town. There's a bush on the very north east of the route, go to it and press A to find a secret ether, which replenishes your Pokemon's abilities PP.

Lavender Town

Go to the pokecenter and pokemart and go west (don't visit any other place except for the name rater just yet).

Route 8

There are several trainers here, ranging from levels 22-26. Go into the little house at the end and go through the underground path.

Route 7

Go northwest to reach Celadon City, you might also consider gaining some experience in the field of grass nearby.

Celadon City

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, Jolteon, or Vaporeon with the appropriate stones found in this city. Now visit the pokecenter and get ready for the Celadon City Gym.

Celadon City Gym

There�s a peeping tom outside of it, it's a wonder why, the gym is full of girls, after you get through 10 or so, you face Erika.

Vs. Erika

Erikas got 3 grass type Pokemon, a level 30 Tangela, a level 32 Weepinbell, and a level 32 Gloom. 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, there�s a vending machine nearby, get 2 waters, a lemonade, and a soda pop, give 1 of each type of drink to the little girl, she�ll give you TM 13, TM 48, and TM 49. Now buy some great balls, some revives and some paralyze heal. Also buy a Pokedoll and any Fire, Leaf, Thunder, or Water Stones you may need!

Game Corner

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 in.

Surviving Team Rocket�s 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 you�ll 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 you�re at the 4th basement, it's time for the Lift Key, go northwest and defeat the rocket, talk to him after, you�ll 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 to the southwest and get the Iron, now defeat the 2 trainers that you passed and talk to the black suited man holding the Silph Scope.

Vs. Giovanni

Giovanni has 2 ground type Pokemon, including a Ryhorn and an Onix, he also has a Persian, 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 Persian.

Celadon City

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 psychic Pokemon in front, choose either Hitmonchan or Hitmonlee after you beat everyone, I chose Hitmonchan after experimenting with both. Head east to Lavender Town.

Lavender Town

Go into that big tower.  If you did previously you will know you'll need the Silph Scope.

Pokemon Tower

Before you can do much, the annoying voice strikes again.

Vs. Gary

Our Buddy is now up to 5 Pokemon on his team, all ranging from levels 22-25.  His team looks very balanced, yours will need to be to if you want to beat him!

Pokemon Tower

Make you way to the very top of the tower, and get the 7 items along the way. At the sixth floor, you'll meet a Marowak, you can�t capture this ground type Pokemon, so you'll have to make it faint, use a water or grass Pokemon to fight against it, use the same types to fight against Cubones, you�ll face Jessie and James on the seventh floor, defeat them and rescue old Mr. Fuji, he'll give you a Pokeflute��

Saffron City

Go to the center of the city and into the big building

Silph. Co

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! Haven�t you learned to leave me alone Gary????

Vs. Gary

Even though you just fought, Gary's made big improvements to his team.  You will notice that he has evolved his Eevee and his team is up to the 35-40 level range!

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 medical 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.

Vs. Giovanni

He�s got 4 Pokemon this time, including high level Nidorans.  Put a water Pokemon in the front and you should have no trouble, be cautious though since Giovanni's Pokemon are all in the 35-41 level range.

The Master Ball

Talk to the president, he�ll give you the master ball, there�s only 1 like it in the game, like they say, save it for a very special Pokemon.

Mr.Psychic�s House

At the southeast corner of the city, he�ll give you TM 29, which teaches psychic.  Teach it to Mr. Mime and with Light Screen and Barrier you should have a very high-powered Pokemon!


Copycat�s House

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's above or below you to get to the next room, sooner or later you�ll get to a large room with a girl in it, this is Sabrina.

Vs. Sabrina

Sabrina has a level 50 Abra, level 50 Kadabra, and a level 50 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, it'll 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 you've beaten Sabrina, you'll get the Marsh Badge and TM 46, which teaches Psywave.

Routes 12-15

After getting your 5th badge, head back to Lavender Town, then head south, be sure to pick up the super rod on route 12, you�ll see some grass fields, you can capture some new Pokemon the ever elusive Farfetch'd. Don�t forget to get TM 20 and iron, also a little gift from Oak's aid. There are lots of bikers (poison 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 with the Pokeflute, save before you do it as you only get two chances in the game.

Fuchia City

The city is really a maze itself, to reach the pokecenter and the gym, you�ll 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 pokecenter.

Fuchsia City Gym

If you look closely at the screen, you'll 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 Head butts. Funny that this gym calls themselves ninja trainers, they train psychic and poison Pokemon, maybe they should try out for Sabrina�s gym instead.

Vs. Koga

Koga is at the very middle of the gym, he will send out three Venonats and a level 50 Venemoth. A Kadabra/Alakazam or a Dugtrio will make this a pretty short fight. Beat him, the Soul Badge and TM 06 (toxic) is yours.

Safari Zone

It�s at the very north of the city, there will be at least 15 species of different Pokemon, as well as some Pokemon that can only be captured in the Safari Zone.  Just so you know Exeggcute, Marowak, Tangela, Kangaskhan, Tauros, and Dragonair can only be found here! You�ll also find the Warden�s Gold Teeth and HM Surf. Give warden his gold teeth and he'll award you with HM Strength, so you can move, say, that boulder in the warden�s house? Get some ultra balls at the pokemart too.

Routes 16-18

Capture a Raticate and a Fearow on the way, before you go to Cycing Road make sure you have the Bicycle and the Pokeflute.  Along the way 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, you�ll see a little house with a girl inside, talk to her and she'll give you HM Fly (go back to any city you've visited already). Head towards Cerulean City now.

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, as well as Muk and Grimer. 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 you�ll come across a bird looking Pokemon�..

Vs. Zapdos

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 Fuchsia City.

Sea Route 19

Head south of Fuchsia 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.

Seafoam Islands

As you are descending through the levels, push the boulders into the pit, the idea is to block the river below so that you don�t get washed away. At the 3rd level, push 2 boulders down to the 4th level, jump in after them. You�ll land in the water, head north until you see Articuno, another bird.

Vs. Articuno

I had problems with this guy, I got it�s health all the way down, but I always miss with my ultra ball, took me about 10 ultra balls before I caught him.  If you have trouble try using Sleep or Paralyze attacks to make it easier to capture!

Sea Route 20

After you get out of the islands, head west and you�ll reach Cinnibar Island. The gym is locked, wonder if there�s a key�..

Cinnibar Island

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).

Pokemon Mansion

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 you�ll have to make your west, when you�ve gotten the secret key, dig out of there. Go to the Pokemon gym.

Cinnibar City Gym

You�ll have to challenge trainers to open doors, after a while, you�ll see old man Blaine.

Vs. Blaine

Blaine�s Pokemon are pretty hot stuff, but you can take care of them with a water or rock Pokemon. He has a level 48 Ninetails, a level 50 Rapidash, a level 54 Arcanine.  Articuno should mow thru these guys.  After you defeat him, you�ll 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 couldn�t 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 it�s��

Vs. ????????

Giovanni!!! Giovanni??? The leader of Team Rocket?  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), he�ll disband Team Rocket and dedicate his studies to the world of Pokemon��

Route 22

We�ve been on this route before, and um, oh no, not again

Vs. Gary

You think he�d learned his lesson already, but noooooo.  Use this to test your team for the Elite Four, if this match is easy you are in good shape!

Route 23

If you have all 8 badges, you�ll get to an entrance at the end, this is victory road.

Victory Road

You�ll 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, you�ll 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, you�ll 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 right.

Vs. Moltres

This guy is as easy as Zapdos, get his energy down to a minimum and throw ultra balls at it.

Indigo Plateau

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.

The Elite 4

Vs. Lorelei

With the exception of Jynx, a well trained Pikachu using his best electric attack should be fine. Use a fire Pokemon against Jynx.

Vs. Bruno

Arguably the easiest of the elite 4, he has 2 Onixes and 3 other fighting Pokemon. Use a flying or psychic Pokemon against the fighting Pokemon and water or grass against the onixes.

Vs. Agatha

They say that she wields ghost Pokemon, I say she wields poison Pokemon, 1 or 2 psychic attacks will send them to the afterlife.

Vs. Lance

If you had raised Articuno a few levels, it�s ice beam will make losers of Lance�s Dragons, start with Pikachu against Gyarados and the legendary ice bird should do the rest!

Well we find out that someone has reached the elite 4 before us, and it is none other than��

Vs. ????

Gary!!! He starts off with Sandslash, Alakazam, and Exeggutor.  If you beat him the first two match-ups his final three will be Cloyster, Ninetales, and Jolteon.  If you lost the second battle he will use Magnemite, Cloyster, and Flareon.  Finally if you lost both matches he will use Ninetales, Magnemite, and Vaporeon.  You may have a problem with Ninetales Fire Spin attack, I had to use Charizard because he is strong versus fire and had to wait for Fire Spin to miss.

Congratulations, you�ve beaten Gary!!! You are now the undisputed Pokemon Master!!! Professor Oak inducts you and your Pokemon into the hall of fame!!!

The Unknown Dungeon

Head towards route 24 (north of Cerulean City), jump into the water to the south and start swimming until you reach the entrance, be sure to have the master ball with you, there are many Pokemon in here. At the basement, you will meet Mewtwo, throw the master ball at it. Good luck!!!

- Ang Xu


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