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1st/2nd Gen Recent Happenings Thread

Shiny Venusaur

Sinnoh's Champion
Decided over the Thanksgiving holiday that I would complete my dex in my Crystal VC since I had the means (2 DS and the VC's split between the two for trading purposes). It has been an interesting but fun challenge. As it stands today, I'm at 196/250 with most of the missing Pokemon being trade evolutions, stone evolutions, and legendries. I'm trying to do this all without abusing cloning glitches or even using my other VC's for items. It's been a fun process and cathartic to just sit down and relax with an older game. Gen 2 definitely plays differently than other generations but it's slow and methodical play is rewarding when I'm not pressed to do anything. My biggest gripe is how long and tedious Friendship evolutions are. The lack of a Soothe Bell and then not having a large area to bike makes it a bit less mindless. Daisy does give a huge boost but it's also not always easy to hit that hour window so I've mostly been reliant on the Haircutting brothers in the underground.

Currently I just finished breeding my last two Tyrogue's so I can get Hitmonchan and Hitmontop for my dex. Hitmonchan will be easy but I'm not looking forward to Hitmontop. I think my plan is to use the daycare to level 19 and then use vitamins as needed. Won't be difficult but more just annoying. Also have been working on Dragonair into Dragonite, but that's a slow process as well.

While I have a living dex already, and having a full dex (though non-living) in the VC doesn't really do anything for me, it will be fun to say that my main VC games are fully complete and have a set dex.
 

Rodpaco

Well-Known Member
I've been trying a nuzlocke on Yellow, now at my third attempt in a few weeks! :p I have 5 badges and so far I would say my team is a pretty solid one. Has the potential to become my best ever team in any Kanto game: Nidoking lv 38, Snorlax lv 38, Jolteon lv 39, Venusaur lv 40, Blastoise lv 43, Charizard lv 43.

Additional rules: can't use rares candies and master ball, and can't catch legendaries. (only until after I win the pokémon league, I'll consider my nuzlocke over by then)
 

pacman000

On a quest to be the best...
Red floating things? What red floating things?
 

Shiny Venusaur

Sinnoh's Champion
Got my Crystal dex to 205 and I think I'm going to take a little break. Most of what I have left is trade evolutions and Legendary Pokemon. The tedius part is trading things from one DS VC to the other DS VC, and then trading again to the other VC game on the original DS. Easy but just kind of annoying with how slow everything is.

I figure a break is good though. Leveling in GSC isn't easy or exciting and I just got done with Hitmontop as my last real challenge Pokemon to get. Now it's just kind of a waiting game for one more Water and Fire Stone.
 

Rodpaco

Well-Known Member
I stopped playing for a few weeks in my Yellow nuzlocke because I got a bit unmotivated by how frigging strong Sabrina is in this game! Her whole team is lv 50, which is more than 10 lv higher than in any other Kanto game. Now, in the last few days, quite a lot has been happening. I ended up beating the Saffron gym much more easily than I expected, thanks to my terrific Charizard... But I lost my Blastoise in the process! :( #RIP
Worse, it was clearly avoidable. My Charizard (lv 50) beat Sabrina's Abra without any difficulty, but then I thought I would rest him for Alakazam and that my Blastoise (lv 45) could take on Kadabra... Huge mistake! My Blastoise got wiped out. Then my (heroic!) Charizard easily took on both Kadabra and even Alakazam without suffering much damage. So Blastoise's death was clearly unnecessary.

The 7th and 8th gyms, on the other hand, were both pretty easy. And Lapras has taken Blastoise's place in my team, which now looks like this: Lapras lv 33, Snorlax lv 41, Nidoking lv 41, Jolteon lv 42, Venusaur lv 42, Charizard lv 54. Still way too weak for the pokémon league (except Charizard), I want to get all of them to lv 50, at least.
 
I recently restarted my VC Yellow. Currently getting ready to take on Brock. My male Nidoran, whose name is Dude, is the strongest member of my team at present (level 12), and I'm hoping his Double Kick will quickly make short work of Brock's Onix.

I've taken some time to the side to train up my Metapod, Frii, into a Butterfree. Right in front of it level-wise are Pij the Pidgey at level 11, my Pikachu called Pika at level 10, and at only level 5 I have Brawly the Mankey.

I'm enjoying the challenge of returning to Gen I, even though it can be slow at times compared to Let's Go. I'm also excited Blue will have a Vaporeon in my playthrough, since I lost to him at Professor Oak's Lab but beat him outside Viridian City. Pika can totally take on Vaporeon. :)
 

Rodpaco

Well-Known Member
Update on my Yellow nuzlocke:

My lv 41 Nidoking got killed in the fight against Blue in route 22 (where he appears after you win all 8 badges). #RIP
Fortunately, in route 23 I encountered a lv 41 Nidorina!

Here's my team now: Snorlax, Lapras, Venusaur, Nidoqueen, Jolteon, and Charizard. All at lv 44 (except Charizard, lv 55).

Now, the harsh reality is that getting them all to lv 50 may not be enough. Because most of the Elite 4's (and Blue's) pokémon will be around lv 55-65. Getting them all to lv 55 would be better, but it's gonna take A LOT of grinding... xD
 

Rodpaco

Well-Known Member
Final update on my Yellow nuzlocke: my Nidoqueen and then my Snorlax got killed while I was training them in Victory Road. Still, I grinded even harder with the rest of my team and got them all not to lv 55 but to lv 60!

Here I was at the Pokémon League with only 4 pokémon! But 4 very strong pokémon, all at lv 60: Charizard, Venusaur, Jolteon, and Lapras. I ended up winning without much difficulty even though Blue's Jolteon killed my Venusaur and my Charizard in the process. But my Jolteon won against Blue's Jolteon.

So today is the first time I ever won the pokémon league in a nuzlocke!

Now on to Crystal... ;p
 

Rodpaco

Well-Known Member
Final update on my Yellow nuzlocke: my Nidoqueen and then my Snorlax got killed while I was training them in Victory Road. Still, I grinded even harder with the rest of my team and got them all not to lv 55 but to lv 60!

Here I was at the Pokémon League with only 4 pokémon! But 4 very strong pokémon, all at lv 60: Charizard, Venusaur, Jolteon, and Lapras. I ended up winning without much difficulty even though Blue's Jolteon killed my Venusaur and my Charizard in the process. But my Jolteon won against Blue's Jolteon.

So today is the first time I ever won the pokémon league in a nuzlocke!

Now on to Crystal... ;p
 

NeedsAName

Well-Known Member
Final update on my Yellow nuzlocke: my Nidoqueen and then my Snorlax got killed while I was training them in Victory Road. Still, I grinded even harder with the rest of my team and got them all not to lv 55 but to lv 60!

Here I was at the Pokémon League with only 4 pokémon! But 4 very strong pokémon, all at lv 60: Charizard, Venusaur, Jolteon, and Lapras. I ended up winning without much difficulty even though Blue's Jolteon killed my Venusaur and my Charizard in the process. But my Jolteon won against Blue's Jolteon.

So today is the first time I ever won the pokémon league in a nuzlocke!

Now on to Crystal... ;p
You double-posted
 

ToonsJazzLover

Well-Known Member
Just recently brought Yellow and Crystal on the Virtual Console...

Yellow:
Named my rival the old fashioned way (Gary)
I’m dedicating my team almost exactly like Ash’s in the first season of the anime
Caterpie evolved twice before the first gym
In one battle, I made Metapod do a Harden battle with another Metapod to replicate that scene from the anime.
Did 2 hrs of grinding so I can beat Brock with a Mankey
Current Pokemon: Pikachu, Pidgey, Butterfree, Mankey
(Current time played: 3hrs)

Crystal:
I started playing yesterday but I restarted it this morning because I wanted to play as the female protagonist and I wanted to catch a Phanpy at Route 46
Since I went with the Water starter on SoulSilver, I started off with a Fire type for this playthrough
Named the rival Silver.
Sentret will be used as a HM Slave. I will drop it off by the Pokemon Daycare to level up and evolve eventually.
Registered a few Trainers to PokeGear. Of course, Youngester Joey kept calling and it’s almost the same message every time.
Trained with a Geodude so it can defeat the first gym. And it was a piece of cake.
Since the second half of Route 32 Trainers’ Pokemon is full of Water types that are weak against my current team, I actually skipped them until Zubat is strong enough to stand a chance.
Ended my daily progress by exploring Union Cave and arriving at Azalea Town
Current Pokémon: Cyndaquil, Sentret, Phanpy, Geodude, Zubat, an Egg. (3:02)
 

Madison M

Well-Known Member
Trying to fight the Elite Four and failing at it because Bruno is way too hard. My team is just underleveled but I'm not patient enough to do anything about it. Plus I have no good counter to his Machamp besides maybe one.

My team is
  • Shiny Jynx "Shiny", level 38
  • Shiny Gyarados "Rage", level 33
  • Xatu "Quetzal", level 33
  • Eevee "Moon", level 33 and I'm struggling to raise his friendship to get Umbreon
  • Typhlosion "Biscotti", level 38
  • Skarmory, level 32 and I need to nickname.
 

KyogreThunder

Call of Fate
A few days ago, I decided to play a Generation I game for the first time. I decided to do a Yellow playthrough. Brock wasn't too hard at all thanks to Nidoran-M and his trusty Double Kick. Once I reached Cerulean, I used a Potion on Pikachu with full HP to make him happy and got my second team member, a Bulbasaur. Then, I got Charmander and skipped the Trainer in the grass on Route 24 so that I can use him for the Mew glitch later. Neither Misty nor Lt. Surge were tough to beat, courtesy of Ivysaur and Nidoking, respectively. I caught a Drowzee on Route 11, picked up the TM for Teleport as Abra is too tough to catch, and taught it to Drowzee. I successfully got Mew to appear and caught it in a Poke Ball after paralyzing it and slightly weakening it. Currently, I am in Lavender Town, and I don't really like its music theme in this generation, but the playthrough has been fun so far.
 

zhoana

New Member
Hi I started playing in the virtual console Pokémon yellow but since it’s impossible to get Pokédex I’m relying on glitches. Now I ran out of trainers to fight anyone know how to do the ditto glitch without trainers left? Thanks
 

KyogreThunder

Call of Fate
Today, after raising all of my team members to Level 50 in Yellow, I finally took on the Elite Four. Jolteon beat Lorelei's Dewgong, Cloyster and Slowbro fell to Venusaur, Charizard roasted Jynx and my Lapras zapped her Lapras with Thunder. Bruno's first Onix fell to Venusaur, Lapras beat Hitmonchan with Psychic, Charizard destroyed Hitmonlee with Fly, the second Onix was frozen by Nidoking's Blizzard, and Mew used Psychic on Machamp twice to win the match. Against Agatha, it was mainly Nidoking's Earthquake, but also Mew beating Haunter with Psychic and Jolteon zapping Golbat. Jolteon did the same to Lance's Gyarados, Lapras beat all three Dragons with Ice Beam, and Mew swamped Aerodactyl with Surf.
Blue's Sandslash fell to Lapras' Ice Beam, Cloyster lost to Venusaur, Jolteon zapped Fearow, Charizard was hit with Hypnosis from Exeggutor and eventually lost, but then Exeggutor fell to Lapras' Ice Beam, Mew pummeled Alakazam with Strength and swamped Ninetales with Surf, and Blue's Jolteon lost to Nidoking' s Earthquake. Prof. Oak congratulated me, and I had my team registered in the Hall of Fame.
Afterwards, I expolred Cerulean Cave and caught Mewtwo in the Master Ball and a Lickitung in an Ultra Ball, then saved the game.
My team:
Nidoking - Earthquake/Blizzard/Rock Slide/Double Kick
Venusaur - Razor Leaf/Leech Seed/Body Slam/Poison Powder
Charizard - Fly/Flamethrower/Slash/Dig
Mew - Psychic/Surf/Strength/Soft-Boiled
Jolteon - Thunderbolt/Pin Missile/Double Kick/Thunder Wave
Lapras - Surf/Ice Beam/Thunder/Psychic
 
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Locormus

Can we please get the older, old forum back?
Final update on my Yellow nuzlocke: my Nidoqueen and then my Snorlax got killed while I was training them in Victory Road. Still, I grinded even harder with the rest of my team and got them all not to lv 55 but to lv 60!

Here I was at the Pokémon League with only 4 pokémon! But 4 very strong pokémon, all at lv 60: Charizard, Venusaur, Jolteon, and Lapras. I ended up winning without much difficulty even though Blue's Jolteon killed my Venusaur and my Charizard in the process. But my Jolteon won against Blue's Jolteon.

So today is the first time I ever won the pokémon league in a nuzlocke!

Now on to Crystal... ;p

Great job! :D

I'm going to start a Red/Blue or Yellow Nuzlocke as we speak. These are the rules I'm taking into account:
- If it faints, it's dead and deleted.
- First pokémon of the route that fits later rules.
- No duplicates.
- No items in battle
- No overlevelling past the gymleaders ace prior to starting the battle.
- Set-mode.
- I can only use pokémon who have been tangled with in later generations. This includes: having received a baby form, branched evolution, having received a different regional form, a new regional evolution or simply a new evolution.

For instance, I can't use Nidoran, Spearow, Mankey or Ekans, but I can use Jigglypuff since it got the Fairy-type attached to it in later games. I can also use Poliwag and the rest of its line, since Politoed exists and similarly Raichu, since Pichu and Alolan Raichu exist.

I wasn't planning on including temporary forms like Mega's or Gigantamax, but facing Brock with just a level 14 Rattata and Pikachu just seems like madness to me. That being said, the difference between Red and Yellow will likely be crucial. The level-cap for Brock is 14 and at that point in Red, Pikachu only has Thundershock, Growl and T-wave - which means its only function would be to Growl before fainting, but that leaves me with a Rattata until the game opens up more (Jigglypuff and Geodude/Clefairy will be added shortly after leaving PewterCity). Whereas Pikachu in Yellow would have Quick Attack as well as Tail Whip. Sandshrew is also an addition if I get past Brock (instead of Jigglypuff). I'll just see how things go. And if I whipe to Brock several times, well.. those are things to consider. Allowing for Mega's and Gigantamax forms just opens up the Kanto-dex by so much too the point where it isn't even funny. Stuff like Gyarados and Lapras are suddenly shoe-ins on the team for instance.

So yeah, with that said, I pretty much have to box my starter as well after I get a Rattata - unless I'm playing Yellow.
 
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