Seen June 9th, 2019
Posted June 9th, 2019
3,379 posts
2.6 Years
Having played Pokemon Yellow, the gift locations are the same but I find their wild encounter locations interesting. It appears that only Bulbasaur is available prior to Brock with regards to Kanto starters so that makes challenging his Gym with Charmander impossible sadly. They're rare to find so getting the combo catch is almost impossible too.

For those interested in Version Exclusives, here's a breakdown:

LGP Only: Sandshrew/Sandslash(Alolan variants), Oddish/Gloom/Vileplume, Mankey/Primeape, Scyther, Grimer/Muk(Alolan variants), Growlithe/Arcanine

LGE Only: Vulpix/Ninetales(Alolan variants), Bellsprout,Weepinbell/Victreebel, Meowth/Persian(Alolan variants), Ekans/Arbok, Koffing/Weezing, Pinsir

Some interesting things of note is the fact Safari Zone spawns are all changed for the most part(likely because that's where the Safari Bank is). The real eyeraiser was being able to get Hitmonlee/Hitmonchan on Victory Road. Almost makes one want to skip the Fighting Dojo for the chance to get one of them there and then challenge the Dojo later on to get the other one.

Needless to say, I'm liking the LGP exclusives because Sandshrew is really underrated as a Pokemon. Plus its Alolan Variant is awesome and quite frankly the best Steel Type in the game bar none(Smashes Lorelei and Lance hardcore). Also for those wondering why Grimer and Meowth are exclusives, they're both Dark Types with Alolan variants.