It is currently Thu Dec 18, 2014 2:02 pm



Reply to topic  [ 24 posts ] 
 First time playing crystal...tips? 
Author Message
Pokemon Ranger
Pokemon Ranger
User avatar

Joined: Sun Dec 25, 2011 2:16 pm
Posts: 512
Location: In the great divide.
This is my first time playing the GSC series and before i even start i wanted the boards input. So please let me know what i should know and what would be the best possible starter. Thanks!!! :D :D :D :D

_________________
Image ~Dragoboy
*NEW* 3DS Friend Code Pokemon X 2595 1278 8377


Thu Dec 29, 2011 5:06 pm
Profile YIM WWW
Trivia Champion
Trivia Champion
User avatar

Joined: Sat Mar 10, 2007 5:37 pm
Posts: 3165
Location: clegavel
Cyndaquil is hands-down the best starter, mostly because it has a nice leg-up against the 2nd gym and Sprout Tower (not to mention the Steel-type gym later on).

It's hard to find Pokemon you can take with you all the way to the endgame, but the first one of those is Gastly, which you can find in Sprout Tower at night.

Other potential candidates include Onix (trade with an NPC for a Bellsprout), Dratini (Goldenrod Game Corner), and...wow, I don't even know. It's been so long since I've played this game. I know there are others, though. Oh! Magnemite on Route 38, that's one.

_________________


Thu Dec 29, 2011 7:47 pm
Profile
Pokemon Ranger
Pokemon Ranger
User avatar

Joined: Sun Dec 25, 2011 2:16 pm
Posts: 512
Location: In the great divide.
Thanks for the tip, so far im loving the game. I picked cyndaqui, caught a ghastly and a poliwag and currently im fighting through sprout tower. S*** just got real!

_________________
Image ~Dragoboy
*NEW* 3DS Friend Code Pokemon X 2595 1278 8377


Thu Dec 29, 2011 8:49 pm
Profile YIM WWW
Ace Trainer
Ace Trainer
User avatar

Joined: Sun Aug 28, 2011 1:34 am
Posts: 397
Location: Movieland
You missed your shot to get a Phanpy; They appear in the morning hours on the route through the gate you see on the first route between New Bark and Cherrygrove, only in Crystal. I think Jigglypuff appear there at night, too. Both are insanely rare but pretty worth it if you get them early on. I'd still recommend Phanpy if you head back to New Bark Town (after the Odd Egg hatches Elm calls you back there to show him, but by then the rest of your team will be way ahead of the wild Pokémon there...)

Once you clear Violet City, you can get a Wooper, always a keeper (unless you like Poliwrath or have some means of trading, to ultimately evolve your Poliwag into a Politoed). Mareep isn't in Crystal, sorry to say.

On Route 34, the Day Care couple will give you another egg and this one will hatch into any of the following: Pichu, Cleffa, Igglybuff, Tyrogue, Smoochum, Elekid, or Magby. And there's a sizable chance it'll be shiny, too. What will hatch, and whether or not it will be shiny, is determined when you pick the egg up, so if you want a shiny Raichu, Clefable, Wigglytuff, Hitmonlee/chan/top, Jynx, Electabuzz, or Magmar, you should save before you talk to the old guys in the house on Route 34 (it's after Ilex Forest) and not save again until you've walked enough that it hatches. Any of them would make fine party members and Pichu/Elekid would, I think, be your first chance to get an Electric-type.

On that same route, there are Abras around. Generic, but still a good Psychic-type. They teleport away at the first chance they get, so keep a Fast Ball on you if you want one (Kurt in Azalea Town makes them out of White Apricorns).

I don't really recommend raising a Togepi/Togetic. They aren't very strong and their move pool in generation 2 is very poor. They added Togekiss in Generation 4 for a good reason.

And that's about everything I can think of for the early parts of Crystal.

_________________
Whoever wins... has to change into a yellow outfit, okay?


Fri Dec 30, 2011 2:38 am
Profile WWW
Pokemon Ranger
Pokemon Ranger
User avatar

Joined: Sun Dec 25, 2011 2:16 pm
Posts: 512
Location: In the great divide.
Thanks that was a great deal of information! In the egg i got a shiny elekid and now im on my way to get a sudowoodo, obviously im not going to use it, its just for the pokedex. I wish mareep was in crystal i love ampharoas! My current team is
Quilava LVL 25
Poliwag LVL 15 (In training)
Haunter LVL 25
Oddish LVL 9 (Slave in training)
Growlithe LVL 15 (Going to switch it out considering i have quilava, suggestions?)
Elekid LVL 8 ( In training)

_________________
Image ~Dragoboy
*NEW* 3DS Friend Code Pokemon X 2595 1278 8377


Fri Dec 30, 2011 9:17 am
Profile YIM WWW
Ace Trainer
Ace Trainer
User avatar

Joined: Sun Aug 28, 2011 1:34 am
Posts: 397
Location: Movieland
Noctowl's not a bad pick, you can teach it Hypnosis, Nightmare, Dream Eater and, for convenience's sake, Fly. Or Xatu. Lickitung, armed with the elemental punches and/or Surf or whatever, can be a contender. Heracross is a monster once it gets Megahorn and a tough Fighting move, too.

_________________
Whoever wins... has to change into a yellow outfit, okay?


Fri Dec 30, 2011 12:42 pm
Profile WWW
Pokemon Ranger
Pokemon Ranger
User avatar

Joined: Sun Dec 25, 2011 2:16 pm
Posts: 512
Location: In the great divide.
I think im going to use an umbreon and the lickitung with the elemental punches. I just got the fog badge!

_________________
Image ~Dragoboy
*NEW* 3DS Friend Code Pokemon X 2595 1278 8377


Fri Dec 30, 2011 2:47 pm
Profile YIM WWW
Psychic Trainer
Psychic Trainer
User avatar

Joined: Wed Nov 09, 2011 4:59 pm
Posts: 78
I recently started playing again and have the following team
Typhlosion Lv. 41 movset:flame wheel, quick attack, smokescreen, ember
Onix Lv.14 movset:strength, rock throw, bind, rock smash
Flaaffy Lv.28 moveset:tackle, cotton spore, thundershock, thunder wave
Krabby: Lv.22 movset:bubble, surf, vicegrip, harden
Hoothoot Lv.16 movset:tackle, hypnosis, fly, peck
Gyarados (shiny) all stats from lake of rage catch

_________________
Hi there I will shoot you with a hyperbeam


Sun Jan 01, 2012 12:17 am
Profile
Pokemon Ranger
Pokemon Ranger
User avatar

Joined: Sun Dec 25, 2011 2:16 pm
Posts: 512
Location: In the great divide.
Im currently training my team to level 50 and my team is as follows:
Typhlosion LVL 48 ( My pride and joy!)
Shiny Gyarados LVL 45 ( Obviously from the lake of rage)
Noctowl LVL 30 ( Dont use her much)
Suicune LVL 40 ( Just caught on the thrid ultra ball!!!!)
Espeon LVL 50 ( Instead of umbreon)
Lickitung LVL 30 ( For some reason i couldnt find him!)

Slaves:
Poliwhirl LVL 30 Shes for surf, whirlpool, waterfall
Graveler LVL 40 Hes for Strength, rock smash
Oddish LVL 10 Lol just for cut!
After my teams trained im going to catch the remaining dogs and hit the E4! 8-)

_________________
Image ~Dragoboy
*NEW* 3DS Friend Code Pokemon X 2595 1278 8377


Sun Jan 01, 2012 12:34 pm
Profile YIM WWW
Trivia Champion
Trivia Champion
User avatar

Joined: Sat Mar 10, 2007 5:37 pm
Posts: 3165
Location: clegavel
King_Charizard wrote:
Im currently training my team to level 50 and my team is as follows:
Typhlosion LVL 48 ( My pride and joy!)
Shiny Gyarados LVL 45 ( Obviously from the lake of rage)
Noctowl LVL 30 ( Dont use her much)
Suicune LVL 40 ( Just caught on the thrid ultra ball!!!!)
Espeon LVL 50 ( Instead of umbreon)
Lickitung LVL 30 ( For some reason i couldnt find him!)

Slaves:
Poliwhirl LVL 30 Shes for surf, whirlpool, waterfall
Graveler LVL 40 Hes for Strength, rock smash
Oddish LVL 10 Lol just for cut!
After my teams trained im going to catch the remaining dogs and hit the E4! 8-)

That...that's actually a very solid team all around. Espeon's far superior to Umbreon, since it's got the same Sp Atk and Speed as Gengar (130 and 110 base respectively), which is quite good. Plus, it's got Psychic and Morning Sun, which are both great.

For the Elite Four, the move types you will want are Psychic, Fire, Ice, Dark if possible, Water if possible, and Electric. For the most part, your team looks great.

_________________


Mon Jan 02, 2012 1:43 pm
Profile
Pokemon Ranger
Pokemon Ranger
User avatar

Joined: Sun Dec 25, 2011 2:16 pm
Posts: 512
Location: In the great divide.
Ya, for the elite four im going to switch out noctowl for my shiny electabuzz i got it from the odd egg :D it needs training . Currently at lvl 40 when the rest of the team is at level 50. Shouldnt take to long to train! The elite 4 is going down! :twisted: :twisted:

_________________
Image ~Dragoboy
*NEW* 3DS Friend Code Pokemon X 2595 1278 8377


Mon Jan 02, 2012 4:44 pm
Profile YIM WWW
Ace Trainer
Ace Trainer
User avatar

Joined: Sun Aug 28, 2011 1:34 am
Posts: 397
Location: Movieland
At level 50 you'll plow over the elite four easily, the single highest-leveled Pokémon in it IS level 50. They were kind of a joke in gen 2.

_________________
Whoever wins... has to change into a yellow outfit, okay?


Tue Jan 03, 2012 12:06 am
Profile WWW
Pokemon Ranger
Pokemon Ranger
User avatar

Joined: Sun Dec 25, 2011 2:16 pm
Posts: 512
Location: In the great divide.
I booted them out and now im playing in Kanto! Current team:
{poliwrath}
{typhlosion}
{dragonite}
{espeon}
{scizor}
This spot tends to keep changing for me but heres the 6 pokemon i switch in the most {suicune} , {lugia} , {mew} (From Red) , {haunter} , {celebi} (My friend speaks Japanese and has the Japanese version and gave me celebi!) , {lickitung}

_________________
Image ~Dragoboy
*NEW* 3DS Friend Code Pokemon X 2595 1278 8377


Tue Jan 03, 2012 12:22 pm
Profile YIM WWW
Psychic Trainer
Psychic Trainer
User avatar

Joined: Wed Nov 09, 2011 4:59 pm
Posts: 78
That's a decent team
In my personal opinion it could stand to have {scizor} replaced with a {raichu}

_________________
Hi there I will shoot you with a hyperbeam


Wed Jan 11, 2012 10:00 pm
Profile
Psychic Trainer
Psychic Trainer
User avatar

Joined: Mon Jul 18, 2011 4:25 pm
Posts: 85
Location: Brasil
I my opinion, Lugia doesn't worth in Crystal, unless you trade it from Silver. I think that because it doesn't know Aeroblast.
I think Tyranitar is better than Dragonite. Dragonite has a large movepool and is very versatile, but Tyranitar has a excellent combo.
Snorlax is also a good idea. Gengar is very good, but it has low Attack so Ghost moves will not worth.

_________________
"
Inducas nos in tentationem
Ne inducas nos in tentationem
"


Mon Feb 06, 2012 6:52 pm
Profile
Pokemon Ranger
Pokemon Ranger
User avatar

Joined: Sun Dec 25, 2011 2:16 pm
Posts: 512
Location: In the great divide.
Solid points but i believe dragonite is better then tyranitar.

_________________
Image ~Dragoboy
*NEW* 3DS Friend Code Pokemon X 2595 1278 8377


Sat Mar 10, 2012 9:52 pm
Profile YIM WWW
Trivia Champion
Trivia Champion
User avatar

Joined: Sat Mar 10, 2007 5:37 pm
Posts: 3165
Location: clegavel
King_Charizard wrote:
Solid points but i believe dragonite is better then tyranitar.

And your reasoning behind this is...?

_________________


Sun Mar 11, 2012 9:56 pm
Profile
Pokemon Ranger
Pokemon Ranger
User avatar

Joined: Sun Dec 25, 2011 2:16 pm
Posts: 512
Location: In the great divide.
Its just a personal preference, i should`ve posted that sorry. :D Also i love flying pokemon! {dragonite} for the win!
DNA wrote:
King_Charizard wrote:
Solid points but i believe dragonite is better then tyranitar.

And your reasoning behind this is...?

_________________
Image ~Dragoboy
*NEW* 3DS Friend Code Pokemon X 2595 1278 8377


Sun Mar 11, 2012 10:18 pm
Profile YIM WWW
Psychic Trainer
Psychic Trainer
User avatar

Joined: Mon Jul 18, 2011 4:25 pm
Posts: 85
Location: Brasil
King_Charizard wrote:
Its just a personal preference, i should`ve posted that sorry. :D Also i love flying pokemon! {dragonite} for the win!


I also like Dragonite. It is the first dragon Pokémon in the game, and I love Dragon Pokemon. But I never get a good strategy with it.
Actually, I never try a strategy with Dragonite.

_________________
"
Inducas nos in tentationem
Ne inducas nos in tentationem
"


Mon Mar 12, 2012 8:59 am
Profile
Pokemon Ranger
Pokemon Ranger
User avatar

Joined: Sun Dec 25, 2011 2:16 pm
Posts: 512
Location: In the great divide.
My strategy for Dragonite is high risk and high return, i use the more powerful attacks on it. Like hyperbeam and other attacks like that. {dragonite} for the win.

_________________
Image ~Dragoboy
*NEW* 3DS Friend Code Pokemon X 2595 1278 8377


Mon Mar 12, 2012 2:24 pm
Profile YIM WWW
Trivia Champion
Trivia Champion
User avatar

Joined: Sat Mar 10, 2007 5:37 pm
Posts: 3165
Location: clegavel
King_Charizard wrote:
Its just a personal preference, i should`ve posted that sorry. :D

Ahaha...yeah, that makes sense. Dragonite isn't bad, though...but I think Tyranitar is probably just better overall. That Rock/Dark typing is nothing to sneeze at, and his movepool is positively gigantic.
The downside? You can't get even his base form until after you beat Blue. That downside is gigantic as well.

_________________


Mon Mar 12, 2012 4:03 pm
Profile
Pokemon Ranger
Pokemon Ranger
User avatar

Joined: Sun Dec 25, 2011 2:16 pm
Posts: 512
Location: In the great divide.
DNA wrote:
King_Charizard wrote:
Its just a personal preference, i should`ve posted that sorry. :D

Ahaha...yeah, that makes sense. Dragonite isn't bad, though...but I think Tyranitar is probably just better overall. That Rock/Dark typing is nothing to sneeze at, and his movepool is positively gigantic.
The downside? You can't get even his base form until after you beat Blue. That downside is gigantic as well.

I really hate the fact that it takes so long to obtain one, His move pool is monstrous, it supports for very strong movesets. With the right moveset it can own. Oh yeah almost 500 views 8-)

_________________
Image ~Dragoboy
*NEW* 3DS Friend Code Pokemon X 2595 1278 8377


Mon Mar 12, 2012 7:27 pm
Profile YIM WWW
Psychic Trainer
Psychic Trainer
User avatar

Joined: Mon Jul 18, 2011 4:25 pm
Posts: 85
Location: Brasil
King_Charizard wrote:
My strategy for Dragonite is high risk and high return, i use the more powerful attacks on it. Like hyperbeam and other attacks like that. {dragonite} for the win.
I always think to use Dragonite like that, but didn't know how to use it.

DNA wrote:
Ahaha...yeah, that makes sense. Dragonite isn't bad, though...but I think Tyranitar is probably just better overall. That Rock/Dark typing is nothing to sneeze at, and his movepool is positively gigantic.
Totally agree with you.

DNA wrote:
The downside? You can't get even his base form until after you beat Blue. That downside is gigantic as well.
This is the bad thing about Tyranitar. Fortunately, this change in HGSS.

_________________
"
Inducas nos in tentationem
Ne inducas nos in tentationem
"


Tue Mar 13, 2012 11:23 am
Profile
Pokemon Ranger
Pokemon Ranger
User avatar

Joined: Sun Dec 25, 2011 2:16 pm
Posts: 512
Location: In the great divide.
Sometimes i cant decide which to use, either {dragonite} or {tyranitar} its a tough choice. But when it comes down to it i look at the natures of the two, i have a serious {tyranitar} and a jolly {dragonite} so i would pick the {dragonite}. But thats just me. And it flies, `nough said.

_________________
Image ~Dragoboy
*NEW* 3DS Friend Code Pokemon X 2595 1278 8377


Tue Mar 13, 2012 3:41 pm
Profile YIM WWW
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Reply to topic   [ 24 posts ] 

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Jump to:  
Powered by phpBB® Forum Software © phpBB Group
Designed by STSoftware for PTF.