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    Wow, I'm impressed. Seriously impressed. You may have potential to beat the entire game, however, I can only imagine your path will get incredibly tough soon (maybe sooner than you realize). Give the Viridian Gym everything you've got (you're probably gonna need to do some more training soon; skipping trainers that you can skip isn't always a good idea), and good luck. You'll absolutely need it there.
    Haha thanks dude! It's this weird dilemma - I know I'm setting myself up for failure, but I can't imagine grinding would make for interesting content so I'm trying to blitz through as quick as possible.

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    Tony............... I am gutted.
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    Haha thanks dude! It's this weird dilemma - I know I'm setting myself up for failure, but I can't imagine grinding would make for interesting content so I'm trying to blitz through as quick as possible.
    No problem. As much as I hope you are successful in finishing your Nuzlocke with a "good" ending (aka becoming the Champion)...it saddens me to say I can simply no longer see that happening. Seeing three of your Pokemon faint and not seeing Zapdos caught probably is the start of more bad news. If you speed through this too quickly, you will set yourself up for failure (I wasn't kidding when I said you needed to train your Pokemon more; with the levels your remaining Pokemon are at, the only way you will have a realistic chance of finishing the game successfully is to build those levels higher and higher. It will definitely be time consuming, but it looks like doing that or accepting the inevitable defeat with your Nuzlocke are your only options. I know I don't like it when I get into a situation where I have to make one of two difficult/unfavorable choices, so I know how you feel here. Just know you have my sympathy if your Nuzlocke comes to a bad end).
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    Yes, the only thing I'd really add Tony is that if you want a shot at success here... I strongly recommend picking up a few of the TMs you've bypassed, and banking the HMs you'll no longer need so you can fit them. I think there are some like Thunder lying around, which would be ace on Stevie and make her useful against Lorelei.

    Barry (hi!) could also stand to gain a few levels, as his speed + attack + signature Fighting-type moves can blast through Giovanni's rock hard defense while allowing him to dodge Fissure and Horn Drill.

    See if you can trade that Poliwhirl for Jynx... She and Joe Bevins will be indispensable versus Lance!

    Slowpoke could also help in the long run by accessing Psychic-type techniques useful for Bruno, Agatha, and Giovanni. And I think you can trade Slowbro for Lickitung? I don't know that Lickitung would help with any type coverage you haven't already addressed, but he could get you one more closer to the 50 to accessing EXP ALL. At any rate, Slowbro fares well against Lorelei as well.

    Could you purchase an Abra from the Game Corner and trade it for the Mr. Mime?

    A team of Venusaur, Gyarados, Jolteon, Jynx, Hitmonlee, and Mr. Mime just might work.

    We're all rooting for you and Tybalt!

    PS Would you um... count the fact that you can fish in Misty's gym to catch something in Cerulean? (And also, technically, any of the gyms if you fish inside their statues because GEN 1. Like Saffron lol)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Knight of Time View Post
    No problem. As much as I hope you are successful in finishing your Nuzlocke with a "good" ending (aka becoming the Champion)...it saddens me to say I can simply no longer see that happening. Seeing three of your Pokemon faint and not seeing Zapdos caught probably is the start of more bad news. If you speed through this too quickly, you will set yourself up for failure (I wasn't kidding when I said you needed to train your Pokemon more; with the levels your remaining Pokemon are at, the only way you will have a realistic chance of finishing the game successfully is to build those levels higher and higher. It will definitely be time consuming, but it looks like doing that or accepting the inevitable defeat with your Nuzlocke are your only options. I know I don't like it when I get into a situation where I have to make one of two difficult/unfavorable choices, so I know how you feel here. Just know you have my sympathy if your Nuzlocke comes to a bad end).
    I'm thinking I'll get Poot, Joe Bevins and Monster up as close to 40 as I can; the latter two should have enough speed to get the jump on the Elite Four, and Poot can hopefully tank whatever gets the drop on him, then use Leech Seed to recover if and where necessary. I might spend some extra time in Victory Road to help stall before tackling Indigo Plateau!
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    Yes, the only thing I'd really add Tony is that if you want a shot at success here... I strongly recommend picking up a few of the TMs you've bypassed, and banking the HMs you'll no longer need so you can fit them. I think there are some like Thunder lying around, which would be ace on Stevie and make her useful against Lorelei.

    Barry (hi!) could also stand to gain a few levels, as his speed + attack + signature Fighting-type moves can blast through Giovanni's rock hard defense while allowing him to dodge Fissure and Horn Drill.

    See if you can trade that Poliwhirl for Jynx... She and Joe Bevins will be indispensable versus Lance!

    Slowpoke could also help in the long run by accessing Psychic-type techniques useful for Bruno, Agatha, and Giovanni. And I think you can trade Slowbro for Lickitung? I don't know that Lickitung would help with any type coverage you haven't already addressed, but he could get you one more closer to the 50 to accessing EXP ALL. At any rate, Slowbro fares well against Lorelei as well.

    Could you purchase an Abra from the Game Corner and trade it for the Mr. Mime?

    A team of Venusaur, Gyarados, Jolteon, Jynx, Hitmonlee, and Mr. Mime just might work.

    We're all rooting for you and Tybalt!

    PS Would you um... count the fact that you can fish in Misty's gym to catch something in Cerulean? (And also, technically, any of the gyms if you fish inside their statues because GEN 1. Like Saffron lol)
    Haha I actually forgot about spending money to buy TM's!! What I'm thinking, is I'll see where I'm at by the time I get through Victory Road, and if need be, fix my roster before going into Indigo Plateau. That way, it won't be as big a deal if any of my regulars die against Moltres... I'll definitely grab Jynx, and probably fish in the Saffron statue! Joe Bevins was my Cerulean catch, so Saffron is the only city left to exploit.


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    A familiar face? How exciting! Could it be... Mikachu Yukitatsu? Nope, they didn't take my picture...

    Ah, awww, good old Magmar.

    Seeing Waargh go was super tragic. Especially given the comment of that BlackBelt. Also, I was as startled as you by that Guard Spec..
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    Hey Tony! Considering that Gen 1 didn't have item descriptions or anything, it's pretty amazing to look back and realize I had no idea what "Dire Hit" or "Guard Spec." did. I don't even know what "Guard Spec" is meant to reference. Guard Species? Guard Special? Guard Spectators so that Dragonite's Hyper Beam doesn't take out the elder care facility next door?

    Knowing Gen 1 mechanics, it probably just doubles the efficacy of Tail Whip.

    Thanks for the shoutout! Duh duh duhhhhhhgs is dead
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