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Have any of you trained only one pokemon since you got the starters all the way to the seven island (basically when there are no more places to go to)? I have.......... Charizard and Blastoise... though blastoise is better as a tank i used it as a sweeper

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Thu Dec 09, 2004 3:09 am
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What level is it by that time?

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Thu Dec 09, 2004 5:34 pm
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I dont like to do that, i went against osmeone who did that and i beat them all because of my vaporeon lol. Vaporeon just used acid armor 3 times and the left overs and such and then the blastoise 30 levels higher couldnt do nothing to it which i thought was funny.

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I only did that the very very very (this would have gone on for 70 more lines but I think you get the idea) first time I played Pokemon. It was Blue I think, which is several years ago. I trained Blastoise all the way to level 60 plus and while I had an Electrode, a Fearow, a Sandslash all in the 20s. Now I don't do that anymore of course, since you'd be pawned if you meet a Pokemon with a type advantage.

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I try to level pokemon evenly, but my starter ALWAYS ends up ahead, sometimes by at least 10 levels. Trust me, you DO have problems in type advantage matches, gyms especially...


Wed Dec 15, 2004 2:44 pm
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Mr. Saturn wrote:
I try to level pokemon evenly, but my starter ALWAYS ends up ahead, sometimes by at least 10 levels. Trust me, you DO have problems in type advantage matches, gyms especially...


i'm guessing the reason why Starters are always stronger,

1: The first pokemon you get, and somewhat special.
2: Starters level up quicker than other pokemon in the beginning, but have a little harder time growing to 100.

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What I do now is to rotate the first Pokemon in my party, and train them such as their levels are all the same, while the starter is 2 levels ahead. For example, if my starter is level 32, the rest of my team would be level 30. There's not much purpose in that except that I like my starter to be special ^_^

Next, I'll put one Pokemon in the first slot and use him as much as possible, until his level reaches 31. Then I'll put another Pokemon and continue until all the 4 others are level 31. Then I'll work on the starter till level 33 and the cycle begins again.

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What I do is just play normally, and the starter usually ends up about 5 levels ahead, but then when I get to a good spot to train, I level up the others until they are even. Like this:
Fuchia city Fire red
before
charizard lv. 38
golduck lv. 34
dugtrio lv. 32
jolteon lv. 32
snorlax lv. 30
After I train then they are all level 38.

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<font color=ACEACE>Back when I was 8-10 and I had my first Pokemon Fire game, I didn't really know what to do. I think I remember having a level 74 Charizard and a level 16 Diglett and maybe a level 3 Weedle and I was about to face the Elite Four.

Though know all the Pokemon that fight are the same level (so that's everything except for the HM lackey) so when a Pokemon grows a level I swap it for something that is one level behind it.

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I always raise each guy in sets of 5. I'll raise one guy to 45, then bring the others up to 45; one to 50, then the others to 50. So on and so forth.

Last night, we needed to trade something onto my game, so we borrowed AMitch's little brother's Leaf Green. Dude had a level 98 Blastoise, a level 3 Pidgey, and a level 2 Pidgey... that was his party.

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I like to keep all my pokemon close in level. Normally though my starter sometimes tends to be at a higher level sometimes and its normally like 5 levels higher then i train everyone else to get close to him. I like my starter to be my highest level. But what will i do when they all are at 100... nothing more to do there or is it only 99 >.> i forgot... but then my starter not so special anymore, cept he was my first maxed out level.

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RaichuLatias wrote:
Mr. Saturn wrote:
I try to level pokemon evenly, but my starter ALWAYS ends up ahead, sometimes by at least 10 levels. Trust me, you DO have problems in type advantage matches, gyms especially...


i'm guessing the reason why Starters are always stronger,

1: The first pokemon you get, and somewhat special.
2: Starters level up quicker than other pokemon in the beginning, but have a little harder time growing to 100.


nah, it's more because it's the first pokemon you start with, so it already has a level advantage on later additions, plus it tends to be the first thing you go for if you need to overpower a tough trainer (for example, if something beat my Butterfree, I'd always switch to my Blastoise to simply overpower the opponent)

that's how it always happens for me, anyway.

While I make it a point to get my starter to lvl 100, it isn't always the FIRST pokemon I raise to 100...


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No, I've always been really anal and obsessive when it comes to keeping my levels even. When I first played Pokemon Blue I did the opposite of what all of you seem to have done - I decided to train EVERY pokemon I ever caught up to level 50, then evolve any that hadn't done so by then, and only THEN would I go and take on the elite four.

Needless to say, I never made it that far :D


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I like training 1 pokemon up to a very high level.
Then, even if it has a type disadvantage, it's still too powerful to be
affected by it.

I don't like training multiple pokemon at once because it then becomes
too hard to beat gyms.

Hypothetically, here's what I consider to be the level of your pokemon
if you train a certain number of them at once, before the first gym, and
without constantly battling wild pokemon to level yours up more.

Training 1 Pokemon: Level should be 20.
Training 2 Pokemon: Level should be 16 each.
Training 3 Pokemon: Level should be 12-14 each.
Training 4 Pokemon: Level should be 10-12 each.
Training 5 Pokemon: Level should be 8-10 each.
Training 6 Pokemon: Level should be 6-8 each.

As you can see (again it's HYPOTHETICAL), by training 6 pokemon at once, you probably won't be able to beat the first gym (Brock, let's say)
who has Lv.12-14 pokemon - 6 to 8 levels higher than yours.

Also, by training multiple pokemon, you (just like me) will become very
annoyed at having to go back to a pc to take out a pokemon which has
an Hm that you need to use. (For instance, my Krabby in Crystal has
Cut, Surf, Strength and Whirlpool.)

I prefer to not teach my main party Hm's because you need to go very
far in the game before being able to to remove them. Also, the only good
ones are Surf (which most water pokemon should be taught - either that
or Hydro Pump) and Dive (which to my knowledge, nothing can hit you
while you're underwater).

So, that's why I only like training 1 Pokemon.


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A strategy I adopt is to plan my team such that the Pokemon can be caught during various stages in the game. For example, I would have 2 Pokemon before fighting the first gym, 3 before the third gym, 4 before the fifth gym, 5 before the seventh gym, and finally a full team before the Elite Four. In this way it won't be too tedious to train the Pokemon as by the time you get a new Pokemon the other older ones should be at a high enough level to get you through the current stage in the game.

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I always try to train evenly, but sometimes it's hard becuase some Pokemon are just more suited to sweeping, so they win their battles faster and are easier to train. For example, my Machoke is much easier to train than my Parasect, since Machoke has high attack stats while Parasect's only means of attack are Secret Power and Giga Drain (at the moment).


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On all previous versions until FireRed, I used to train my starter the most, and the others little. The good side of that - I got a level 100 Blastoise, level 96 Typhlosion and level 89 Sceptyle. The bad side - the rest of the team at around 20 levels lower.

On FireRed however, I try and keep the group fairly equal. I always try to have my starter (Venusaur) one or two levels above the rest however. I don't have a good reason why, but I just think it should be that way.

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