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Old October 15th, 2017 (2:25 PM).
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    Anyone else ever had problems with being really under leveled in the game.
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    Old October 15th, 2017 (3:21 PM).
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      Not really. The only time I did any grinding was for the elite four, and that was for a certain move. I didn't even need to grind for red..the game isn't very hard.
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      Old October 15th, 2017 (3:39 PM).
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      That's one of the big issues with the game, especially if you're kind of plunging through it. I tend to not have any trouble staying on top of things, even with a full team early on, since I do a lot of back tracking. I like to do as much as I can in the game, so I end up going back for Bug Catching Contests, hunting down Pokemon for the Pokedex, and training other Pokemon that aren't on my permanent team. Also registering some later game trainers for rematches will help.

      But yeah. The level curve in GSC is really bad. ;(

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      Old October 15th, 2017 (4:21 PM).
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        Yeah... the route leading to the EIGHTH gym has trainers with Pokemon under level thirty, while Clair has a level 38 Kingdra, if I remember correctly. And there's barely any content between her and the Elite 4 and Lance peaks at 50.
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        Old October 17th, 2017 (5:24 AM).
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        It IS awful. You're basically forced to beat every single trainer otherwise you really don't have much chance to get far. :/ Good thing we face a lot of Team Rocket guys!

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        Old October 17th, 2017 (5:59 AM). Edited October 17th, 2017 by icycatelf.
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          I used to think level-grinding in GSC was terrible, but this time I battled every wild Pokémon I encountered, didn't avoid any trainers, and did some pre-E4 Shiny-hunting and ended up having almost a full team of lv50+ Pokémon by the time I got to Indigo Plateau. I had a few lv70s by the time I got to Red (without repeating the E4) and beat him on my first try.

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          Old October 30th, 2017 (9:05 PM).
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            I never really had troubles either, for a long time now my OCD rule was to level my pokemon 5 levels before the next gym, it's a fair bit of grinding but I don't mind, I hate losing battles so I try to stay on top of things. It's also a good habit for the nuzlocke challenge.
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            Old October 30th, 2017 (10:43 PM). Edited October 30th, 2017 by thedestinedblade.
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            Always underleveled by the time I reach Blackthorn City! Same thing in HGSS as well. Never found a good place to grind in either of them, lol.
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            Old November 1st, 2017 (4:08 AM). Edited November 1st, 2017 by Junkyard Guard.
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              When I play a Pokémon game, I'm usually soloing the game with one Pokémon so I never really have to worry about grinding levels. I just beat most of the trainers (not the swimmers, I HATE swimmers D: ) and by the time I get to the Elite Four, whatever Pokémon I'm using, usually Feraligatr, is level 60 and when I beat the Elite Four, he's level 64.
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              Old November 2nd, 2017 (6:19 PM).
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              I had trouble with it when I first played Gold, and had to go back and level up a bit more before the Elite Four. I hadn't had any difficulty with battles prior to that point, but the level spike surprised me.

              Now, though, I tend to procrastinate more while I'm playing, so I tend to be over-leveled for everything I do (and if I'm not over-leveled, I tend to have a balanced enough team to do well even with a level disadvantage).
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