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Old RBY Rules, Help and and FAQ

Discussion in 'Pokémon Generation I & II Discussion' started by RaZoR LeAf, May 4, 2006.

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  1. RaZoR LeAf

    RaZoR LeAf Night Terror

    Please read the section rules. Many people come here and break the same rules, so this should clear up the confusion. You are responsible for knowing and following these very basic guidelines.

    The R/B/Y Rules and Regulations


    1. Follow all SPPf Rules. Read and know the General SPPf Rules, because they all apply here This includes no flaming, double-posting, or advertising outside websites.

    2. Search before posting. If you just have a question, use the Search bar near the top of the page to see if it has already been answered.

    3. Only talk about Green, Blue, Red and Yellow. This section is only for these 1st generation games. Don’t talk about other games or make recommendations that aren’t accessible in R/B/Y. FireRed and LeafGreen are 3rd generation games and don’t belong here, either.

    4. Do not discuss ROMS, emulators, cheat devices or codes. If you don’t have a legitimate copy of the games, don’t discuss it, and if you want to hack your game, don't discuss it.

    5. Do not bump threads. If the last post of a thread is from more than 30 days ago, do not respond to it. You may post a new version of the thread, but please leave dead threads dead.

    6. To get your in-game team rated, go here. Be sure to read the RMT Rules before posting.

    7. Please post general help questions in THIS thread. Don't make a new thread just for a simple help question!​





    G/S/C Basic FAQ
    Compiled by RaZoR LeAf[/CENTER]

    In Red and Blue

    Q: What Pokémon are available in what game?
    Pokémon available only in Red
    Mankey + Primeape
    Growlithe + Arcanine
    Scyther
    Electabuzz
    Oddish + Gloom + Vileplume
    Ekans + Arbok

    Pokémon available only in Blue
    Meowth + Persian
    Vulpix + Ninetales
    Pinsir
    Magmar
    Bellsprout + Weepinbell + Victreebel
    Sandshrew + Sandslash


    Q: What starter will your Rival pick?
    If you choose Bulbasaur as a starter, Gary chooses Charmander

    If you choose Charmander as a starter, Gary chooses Squirtle

    If you choose Squirtle as a starter, Gary chooses Bulbasaur


    Q: What will your Rival's final team be?
    Your Rival's final team is determined by the starter you pick (and subsequently he picks)

    If you choose Bulbasaur as a starter:
    Pidgeot, Alakazam, Rhydon, Gyarados, Exeggutor, Charizard

    If you choose Charmander as a starter:
    Pidgeot, Alakazam, Rhydon, Arcanine, Exeggutor, Blastoise

    If you choose Squirtle as a starter:
    Pidgeot, Alakazam, Rhydon, Gyarados, Arcanine, Venusaur


    Q: How do you get Mew?
    Legally and officially, the only way to get Mew is to download one from an official Nintendo Event. But for these games, there's no chance of that happening again.


    Q: So unofficially, how do you get Mew?
    Check out the topic right HERE.


    Q: What's that truck next to the S.S. Anne for?
    Nothing. It has no use whatsoever, and you can't move it with Strength or get Togepi or anything like that.


    Q: How do I evolve Graveler, Kadabra, Haunter and Machoke?
    Simply trade them to another Pokémon game to have them evolve. In their final forms, they will learns moves at the same level as their second forms, so you don't need to worry about what level you evolve them at.


    Q: What Pokémon can I get from in-game trades?
    Jynx: Celadon City - Swap for a Poliwhirl

    Nidoran (f): Route 5 Gatehouse - Swap for a Nidoran (m) (RED)
    Nidoran (m): Route 5 Gatehouse - Swap for a Nidoran (f) (BLUE)

    Farfetch'd: Vermilion City - Swap for a Spearow

    Nidorina: Route 11 Gatehouse - Swap for Nidorino (RED)
    Nidorino: Route 11 Gatehouse - Swap for Nidorina (BLUE)

    Mr Mime: Route 2 (via Diglett's cave) - Swap for Abra

    Lickitung: Route 18 Gatehouse - Swap for Slowbro

    Electrode: Cinnibar Island Lab - Swap for Raichu

    Tangela: Cinnibar Island Lab - Swap for Venonat

    Seel: Cinnibar Island Lab - Swap for Ponyta


    Q: What Pokemon do the Gym Leaders use?
    Pewter City - Brock (Rock)
    Geodude (12)
    Onix (14)

    Cerulean City - Misty (Water)
    Staryu (18)
    Starmie (21)

    Vermilion City - Lt. Surge (Electric)
    Voltorb (21)
    Pikachu (18)
    Raichu (24)

    Celadon City - Erika (Grass)
    Victreebel (29)
    Tangela (24)
    Vileplume (29)

    Fuschia City - Koga (Poison)
    Koffing (37)
    Muk (39)
    Koffing (37)
    Weezing (43)

    Saffron City - Sabrina (Psychic)
    Kadabra (38)
    Mr Mime (37)
    Venomoth (38)
    Alakazam (43)

    Cinnibar Island - Blaine (Fire)
    Growlithe (42)
    Ponyta (40)
    Rapidash (42)
    Arcanine (47)

    Viridian City - ??? (Ground)
    Rhyhorn (45)
    Dugtrio (42)
    Nidoking (45)
    Nidoqueen (43)
    Rhydon (50)


    Q: What do the Elite 4 use?
    Their type specializations are:
    Lorelei - Ice
    Bruno - Fighting
    Agatha - Ghost
    Lance - Dragon


    In Yellow

    Q: What will the Rival's Eevee evolve into?
    If you lose your battle with your rival at Proffessor Oak's lab, your rival's Eevee will evolve into Vaporeon.

    If you win your battle with your rival at Oak's lab, and win the battle with your rival west of Viridian City, your rival's Eevee will evolve into Jolteon.

    If you win the battle with your rival at Oak's lab, but lose (or pass up) the battle west of Viridian City, your rival's Eevee will evolve into Flareon.


    Q: What will your Rival's final team be?
    Depending on what his Eevee evolves into, it will be:

    Sandslash, Alakazam, Exeggutor, Cloyster, Ninetales, and Jolteon

    Sandslash, Alakazam, Exeggutor, Magenton, Ninetales, and Vaporeon

    Sandslash, Alakazam, Exeggutor, Cloyster, Magneton, and Flareon


    Q: What Pokemon aren't available in Yellow?
    Weedle + Kakuna + Beedrill
    Pikachu (none in the wild) + Raichu (starter refuses to evolve)
    Jynx
    Magmar
    Electabuzz
    Ekans + Arbok
    Koffing + Weezing
    Meowth + Persian


    Q: How do I get a Surfing Pikachu?
    You can teach a Pikachu to Surf with the help of Pokémon Stadium. To do so, you must do the following:

    • The Pikachu must be on a 6-member team you use to beat the R2 Prime Cup at Master Ball level. It does not have to be from the Yellow game; Red/Blue Pikachus are fine.
    • All the Pokémon on your team must be chosen directly from your Game Boy cartridge (no registered teams, no rentals). They can be in your party or in any box in Bill's PC.
    • If you lose, you can re-enter, and you can use regular continues, but you cannot save the game and continue later. If you save and quit, you've screwed it all up.
    • Pikachu does not have to be used in every battle and does not actually have to take part in any battle, but must be on your 3-member team in the last round. It can sit on the bench or participate in Rounds 1-7, it doesn't matter.
    • Once the Champion has been decided (and it's not the CPU), your Pikachu will automatically learn to Surf if it knows less than 4 attacks. If it already knows 4 attacks, you can select which one it will forget (in hyper-cute fashion) to make room for Surf, or you can abandon learning the move.


    Q: How do I get the original starters?
    Charmander - Route 24 - Talk to a guy near the bridge (a non-trainer sort of guy)

    Bulbasaur - Cerulean City - Talk to a girl in the house next to the Pokécenter (make sure Pikachu is happy!)

    Squirtle - Vermilion City - Talk to Officer Jenny in the middle of the city


    Q: How do I make Pikachu happy?
    Don't let him faint much, heal status problems quickly, keep him with you, blah blah blah. Honestly, if you just keep trying to give it Potions, even if its HP is full, it'll love you as much as you need it to.


    Q: What Pokémon can I get from in-game trades?
    Machoke (will evolve during trade): Route 5 Gatehouse - Swap for a Cubone

    Dugtrio: Route 11 Gatehouse - Swap for Lickitung

    Mr. Mime: Route 2 (via Diglett's cave) - Swap for Clefairy

    Parasect: Route 18 Gatehouse - Swap for Tanegla

    Dewgong: Cinnibar Island Lab - Swap for Growlithe

    Rhydon: Cinnibar Island Lab - Swap for Golduck

    Muk: Cinnibar Island Lab - Swap for Kangaskhan


    Q: What do the Gym Leaders use?
    Pewter City - Brock (Rock)
    Geodude (10)
    Onix (12)

    Cerulean City - Misty (Water)
    Staryu (18)
    Starmie (21)

    Vermilion City - Lt Surge (Electric)
    Raichu (28)

    Celadon City - Erika (Grass)
    Tangela (30)
    Weepinbell (32)

    Fuschia City - Koga (Poison)
    Venonat (44)
    Venonat (46)
    Venonat (48)
    Venomoth (50)

    Saffron City - Sabrina (Psychic)
    Abra (50)
    Kadabra (50)
    Alakazam (50)

    Cinnibar Island - Blaine (Fire)
    Ninetales (48)
    Rapidash (50)
    Arcanine (57)

    Viridian City - ??? (Ground)
    Persian (53)
    Dugtrio (50)
    Nidoking (55)
    Nidoqueen (53)
    Rhydon (55)


    Q: What do the Elite 4 use?
    Their type specializations are:
    Lorelei - Ice
    Bruno - Fighting
    Agatha - Ghost
    Lance - Dragon


    In Green

    Q: Can I get Mew if I fill my Pokédex?
    No. Mew is not available in Green. The idea of you getting it when you fill your Pokédex is an unfounded lie. This has been confirmed by several owners of an original Japanese Green.


    General
    First Generation Type Chart (note that it's not the same as other generations)


    Q: Where are the rare or one-of-a-kind Pokémon?
    Hitmonlee / Hitmonchan - Challenge and defeat the Fighting Dojo leader and you'll get to choose between Hitmonlee and Hitmonchan. You can only take one of the two

    Lapras - After you defeat your rival in Silph Co, a terrified worker will give you Lapras. If you don't have the space for it, you can come back and get it later

    Eevee - Found in Celadon City, through a rear entrance to Pokémon Mansion

    Porygon - Buy it in Celadon Casino for 9999 coins (Red) or 6999 coins (Blue)

    Omanyte / Kabuto - At the end of Mount Moon, you get to choose between a Dome Fossil (Kabuto) or a Helix Fossil (Omanyte). Which ever you pick, take it to the Lab on Cinnibar Island later in the game to have it resurrected into the Pokémon

    Aerodactyl - Use Cut to get into the back entrance to the Museum in Pewter City. Talk to the scientists to get some Old Amber. Take this to the Lab on Cinnibar Island to get an Aerodactyl

    Snorlax - One Snorlax can be found on Route 12 and another on Route 16. You'll need a Pokéflute to wake them up

    Articuno - Explore Seafoam Islands

    Zapdos - Explore the Power Plant

    Moltres - Explore Victory Road

    Mewtwo - Explore Cerulean Cave


    Q: Where can I find a certain TM?
    TM01 - Mega Punch (Normal)
    Mt Moon, also available at the Celadon Mart for $3,000

    TM02 - Razor Wind (Normal)
    Game Corner, also available in the Celadon Mart for $2,000

    TM03 - Swords Dance (Normal)
    Silph Co.

    TM04 - Whirlwind (Normal)
    Route 4

    TM05 - Mega Kick (Normal)
    Victory Road, also available in Celadon Mart for $3,000

    TM06 - Toxic (Poison)
    Fuschia City Gym - Reward for beating Koga

    TM07 - Horn Drill (Normal)
    Game Corner, also available in the Celadon Mart for $2,000

    TM08 - Body Slam (Normal)
    S.S. Anne

    TM09 - Take Down (Normal)
    Silph Co. also available in the Celadon Mart for $3,000

    TM10 - Double Edge (Normal)
    Game Corner

    TM11 - Bubblebeam (Water)
    Cerulean City Gym - Reward for beating Misty

    TM12 - Water Gun (Water)
    Mt Moon

    TM13 - Ice beam (Ice)
    Celadon Mart - Gift from girl on rooftop

    TM14 - Blizzard (Ice)
    Cinnibar Mansion

    TM15 - Hyper Beam (Normal)
    Game Corner Prize

    TM16 - Pay Day (Normal)
    Route 12

    TM17 - Submission (Fighting)
    Victory Road, also available in the Celadon Mart for $3,000

    TM18 - Counter (Fighting)
    Celadon Mart

    TM19 - Seismic Toss (Fighting)
    Route 25

    TM20 - Rage (Normal)
    Route 15

    TM21 - Mega Drain (Grass)
    Celadon City Gym - Reward from beating Erika

    TM22 - Solar Beam (Grass)
    Cinnibar Mansion

    TM23 - Dragon Rage (Dragon)
    Game Corner

    TM24 - Thunder Bolt (Electric)
    Vermilion City Gym - Reward for beating Lt Surge

    TM25 - Thunder (Electric)
    Power Plant

    TM26 - Earthquake (Ground)
    Silph Co.

    TM27 - Fissure (Ground)
    Viridian City Gym - Reward for beating ???

    TM28 - Dig (Ground)
    Cerulean City

    TM29 - Psychic (Psychic)
    Saffron City

    TM30 - Teleport (Psychic)
    Route 9

    TM31 - Mimic (Normal)
    Saffron City

    TM32 - Double team (Normal)
    Fuschia City, also available in the Celadon Mart for $1,000

    TM33 - Reflect (Psychic)
    Power Plant, also available in the Celadon Mart for $1,000

    TM34 - Bide (Normal)
    Pewter City Gym - Reward for beating Brock

    TM35 - Netronome (Normal)
    Cinnibar Mansion

    TM36 - Self-Destruct (Normal)
    Silph Co.

    TM37 - Egg Bomb (Normal)
    Fuschia City, also available in the Celadon Mart for $2,000

    TM38 - Fire Blast (Fire)
    Cinnibar Island Gym - Reward for beating Blaine

    TM39 - Swift (Normal)
    Route 12

    TM40 - Skull Bash (Normal)
    Safari Zone

    TM41 - Soft Boiled (Normal)
    Celadon City

    TM42 - Dream Eater (Psychic)
    Viridian City

    TM43 - Sky Attack (Flying)
    Victory Road

    TM44 - Rest (Psychic)
    S.S. Anne

    TM45 - Thunder Wave (Thunder)
    Route 24

    TM46 - Psywave (Psychic)
    Saffron City Gym - Reward for beating Sabrina

    TM47 - Explosion
    Victory Road

    TM48 - Rock Slide (Rock)
    Celadon Mart - Gift from girl on rooftop

    TM49 - Tri Attack (Normal)
    Celadon Mart - Gift from girl on rooftop

    TM50 - Substitute (Normal)
    Game Corner


    Q: Where can I find a certain HM?

    HM01 - Cut (Normal)
    Find the Captain of the SS Anne and talk to him. He'll give you this HM.

    HM02 - Fly (Flying)
    Have a pokemon cut though a bush just before the gatehouse to the west of Celadon. Pass through the upper gate house to find a house where a woman will give you this HM.

    HM03 - Surf (Water)
    Go into the Safari Zone and walk all the way to the end. There's a House at the very end, where the man inside will give you this HM.

    HM04 - Strength (Normal)
    Near the Secret House in the Safari Zone are the Warden's Gold Teeth. If you take them back to him, he'll give you this HM.

    HM05 - Flash (Normal)
    After getting Cut, go through Diglett's Cave and find a house where Professor Oak's Aide is waiting for you. If you have at least 10 Pokémon saved in your pokedex, he'll give you this HM.
     
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  2. Mega Trickster

    Mega Trickster Blargagh blargh

    You should note that the Mew Trick and the Extended Mew Trick work in Japanese Red and Green as a note. Just thought you might note that. I own both of these and I have tried it on both.
    A very nice FAQ indeed.
     
  3. emeraldellie

    emeraldellie Δ Staff Member Admin

    Nice FAQ. The two ? routes for Snorlax are 12 and 16. Also, the final team for your rival differs depending upon his Eeveelution. The first three will always be Sandslash, Alakazam, and Exeggutor, but if he has Joltoen, the last three will be Cloyster, Ninetales, and Jolteon, for Flareon it will be Magneton, Cloyster, and Flareon, and if it was Vaporeon, he will have Ninetales, Magenton, and Vaporeon as his last three. Just a small correction.
     
  4. final answer

    final answer Banned

    Very nice post, and thank you for telling me this. Now I can catch Mew. :)
     
  5. Thriller

    Thriller Its almost time

    Here are some things I'd be interested in knowing.

    In Japan they got 4 versions: Red, Green, Blue & Yellow. All we got was Red, Green (renamed Blue for some reason) and Yellow. My question is, was there a difference in what Pokemon you catch in the Japanese Blue? Please, if you know which Pokemon were unavailable in Jap. Blue, post it here.
     
  6. Jish

    Jish Bikdip On A Bus

    In Yellow, you also can't obtain Weedle + Kakuna + Beedrill.
    Also worth noting is that you trade for a Machoke in-game in Yellow, so you can get a Machamp without trading with another person! (this is the only game where you can do something like this)

    And possibly add Gary's Eevee information - what decides what it evolves into
     
  7. final answer

    final answer Banned

    More interesting facts I didn't know. I'm a dunce.:(
     
  8. Mega Trickster

    Mega Trickster Blargagh blargh

    I only know that Blue has Ditto in the Rock Tunnel and wild Lickitung.
     
  9. emeraldellie

    emeraldellie Δ Staff Member Admin

    I know that in Blue (Japanese), you can catch Jynx in the Seafoam Islands. Not sure about the rarity.
     
  10. Mega Trickster

    Mega Trickster Blargagh blargh

    Probably something insane considering the current amount of Pokemon that can be found there already =/
     
  11. The Organizer

    The Organizer Banned

    This is a really nice FAQs Thread razorleaf, nice job i learned a few things about RBY i didnt know before..
     
  12. Altmer

    Altmer breathe, spit, walk

    Good thread, however you might wish to add that on the type chart, the only offensive ghost move (lick) is not effective at all on psychic types iirc, that there is only one dragon move that does 40 damage (dragon rage), and that counter only works on normal and fighting types.
     
  13. AJ Flibble

    AJ Flibble Emohawk

    Nice guide. However, there seems to be no mention of which types are Physical and which types are Special, which people still get confused by to this day.
     
  14. scrapbook

    scrapbook My Emo Friend

    I think the guide need to be worked on a little more. I even wish that Serebii would fix the Red and Blue section on his website
     
  15. Are there any other differences on Japanese Blue?
     
  16. Nice! This Thread was an awesome idea!
     
  17. Kyrix

    Kyrix Glitch Hunting Freak

    Pretty good....now.... One little thing you need to update is there is no weedle/ kakuna/ beedrill in yellow...
     
  18. ArkWarrior

    ArkWarrior The Alpha and Omega

    The last pokemon on his team will be the fully evolved form of the pokemon that has an elemental advantage over your starter.

    It should be...


    If you choose Bulbasaur as a starter:

    Pidgeot, Alakazam, Rhydon, Gyarados, Arcanine, Charizard

    If you choose Charmander as a starter:

    Pidgeot, Alakazam, Rhydon, Gyarados, Exeggutor, Blastoise

    If you choose Squirtle as a starter:

    Pidgeot, Alakazam, Rhydon, Arcanine, Exeggutor, Venusaur


    I don't know if your asking about it or not but Eevee's evolution depends if you beat your rival at Professor Oak's lab and on Route 22. If you beat him both times, eevee will evolve into Jolteon. If you beat him at the lab and lose on Route 22, then i think it evolves into vaporeon. And if you lose both times then it will evolve into flareon. Im not sure about the last two, they might be switched around but im positive of the first one.
     
  19. Raos

    Raos Rawr

    In addition to this, I think that if you beat your rival just at the lab, it'll evolve into a Flareon. At least, this is what happened with me each time I played it.

    This is nice info, it explains why his Eevee always evolved into a Flareon in my game. I never knew about him being at Route 22, so I never battled him there. o_O
     
  20. darkness blade

    darkness blade big cuppa... EvIl!

    nice info. helped me.
     
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