So sorry to inform you of this, (don't freak out!) but I unfourtunately didn't get enough time to write up my Pokemon reviews before today. I'm going on holiday, so I won't have access to a computer for a while I will do my best to write up the Pokemon reviews as soon as I get back!
Goodness that's a lot haha. Green is similar to blue, but I love the Engrish translation and some of the sprites are hideous I believe that maybe some poke's are different, but I'd have to double check. And I'm sorry you missed out on Gen II tis the best haha
Haha, awesome. To answer your question, no I never played Green... I assume it's just the same as Blue though? I played Red when it first came out here in the UK, then I missed out on Gen II because my Gameboy broke.
I then bought a GBA and "borrowed" (permanently) a friend's, so when I got Ruby and Sapphire I started to work on finishing the (then) 386-Pokemon Dex. I got Fire Red and Leaf Green too, but Leaf Green was an import that didn't work properly and I infuriatingly managed to lose my Fire Red cartridge...
I then moved onto Diamond and Pearl, after I bought a DS for that purpose. I bought a DSi XL when I could afford it too, so now I have 2 DS consoles and every Gen IV game. My Pokemon collection now lives on my HeartGold cartridge, and I use Diamond/Pearl/SoulSilver for Challenges and other runs, because I can breed and trade pretty much any Pokemon from my HG cartridge.
Just got Black and White last week too, and finished the E4 on Black yesterday... My Pokemon gaming will never end...
Usually I do, although I often skip them because I can't stand ocean routes, principally because there's literally nowhere you can go to get away from the wild Pokemon encounters. Darn Tentacool/Wingull... It's worth it though for the EXP in the end.
Ah damn you just reminded me... I ought to take those water routes and head to the abandoned ship Well, that can wait until after dive I suppose. Do you often take those routes by Petalburg and Dewford as soon as you get surf?
Well I suppose some levelling should take care of that... I was thinking all around lvl 55 should be good enough. That actually might be overkill on Tauros and Mag, but Dewgong will definately have to be high leveled.
Haha no worries. I think it's a great move. The only issue is whether Dewgong's fast enough to use it before being inflicted with a status, but I'd imagine it should be quicker than Dusclops and Sealeo...
I always think Safeguard is a handy move to have. Obviously the move doesn't only affect direct status moves like Confuse Ray or Will'o'Wisp, it also affects the secondary effects of damaging moves. I think the list of Pokemon that could cause status effects would be:
Sidney's Cacturne - Leech Seed
Sidney's Sharpedo - Swagger
Sidney's Shiftry - Extrasensory
Phoebe's Dusclops #1 and #2 - Confuse Ray
Phoebe's Banette #1 - Will'o'Wisp
Phoebe's Banette #2 - Toxic
Phoebe's Sableye - Attract
Most of Glacia's Pokemon - Ice Beam secondary effect
Glacia's Sealeo #2 - Attract
Drake's Altaria - Dragonbreath
Both Drake's Flygons - Dragonbreath
Steven's Skarmory - Toxic
Steven's Cradily - Sludge Bomb and Confuse Ray
Steven's Armaldo - Water Pulse
Steven's Aggron - Thunder
Quite a long list of avoidable status conditions then.
As for Rest on Tauros... That move was a mix between helping to stall using Toxic (wear the opponent down, then Rest whenever your own health dips) and a lack of viable alternatives. The only other powerful, non-Normal-type move available to Tauros in Gen III would be Iron Tail; I guess that would be ok, as it would allow him to hit Phoebe's Ghosts.
I think it's best to continue this conversation here to avoid clutter Speaking in terms of the E4... How useful is safeguard? It's been a good year or two since I beat the E4 in RSE, but I think the only status ailments are from Steven's Cradilly.... And I'm not quite sure I understand the purpose of Rest on Tauros? Perhaps another move for him?