A while ago, I've decided to finally start playing Pokemon Yellow. I've never owned any Gen 1 game on cartridge. However, I did manage to play them on emulators. I've played Pokemon Red in 2013, and now it's time for Pokemon Yellow!
Before playing, I did quite a bit of research, and found out about the Ditto glitch. I intend to use that glitch, as well as the Mew glitch, to capture all Pokemon not legally obtainable in Pokemon Yellow. To ensure success, I'll postpone fighting certain trainers until I get the Fly HM and a Pokemon that can use it.
I'll also implement Special caps.
- If any of my Pokemon gets their Special stat at a certain number, I can't use them again until I've got the Pokemon linked to that index number. For example: Gengar's index number is 14, so if any of my Pokemon gets a Special stat of 14, I must stop using them until I get a Gengar.
- If any of my Pokemon gets a higher Special stat without ever getting it at 14, I can keep using them until they reach the next Special cap.
- Major team members, like Pikachu, are exempt from this rule.
Furthermore, as always, I'll try to hit every opposing trainer's Pokemon super effectively if I can. If I can't, I'll either use Pikachu, or a Normal type Pokemon. Also, no items during battle, except at the Elite Four. And last but not least, I'll try to prevent any Pokemon in my team from overlevelling my Pikachu.
With those rules, I started my journey. I named my character Ash, after the main protagonist from the anime, and I named my rival Gary.
Of course, I started off in Pallet Town, with a Pikachu. Gary got an Eevee. He challenged me to a battle, and I won.
After defeating Gary, I went to Viridian City to pick up Oak's Parcel, which I had to deliver to Professor Oak. As I delivered his parcel, I got a Pokedex.
I found out that if I could defeat Gary on Route 22 without catching any Pokemon beforehand, Professor Oak would give me some Poke Balls for free. Therefore, I trained my Pikachu up to level 8, and then I challenged Gary. His Spearow was easy to defeat, but his Eevee gave me some trouble. Even so, my Pikachu pulled through.
With Gary defeated once more, I headed back to Oak's lab, and he gave me 5 Poke Balls. Additionally, there was a Poke Ball at Viridian Forest. With those Poke Balls, I could catch a Pidgey and a Rattata at Route 1. At Route 22, I could catch a Spearow, a Mankey, and both Nidorans. And finally, a Caterpie at Viridian Forest. I still had to buy some extra Poke Balls to catch them all.
With all those Pokemon caught, I trained them until level 8. My Caterpie evolved, but my Nidoran F got its Special to 14, so I had to box that one. After my training, I went through Viridian Forest, and only fought 1 Bug Catcher, who used a Paras. I let my Spearow take it on.
After getting through Viridian Forest, I reached Pewter City, which has the first Gym. Before taking it on, I trained my Pokemon to level 9. My Nidoran M got its Special to 14 too, so I let it accompany my Nidoran F in the box. My Mankey learned Low Kick. Of course, I trained my Pikachu further, allowing it to learn Thunder Wave and Quick Attack.
With that, I decided to challenge the Pewter Gym. Before I could face its Gym Leader, Brock, I had to take on a Jr. Trainer. He had a Diglett and a Sandshrew. I let my Pikachu take on the Diglett with Quick Attack. As for the Sandshrew, I let my Normal types deal with that one. It was more of a struggle than the Diglett, but ultimately, I won.
Before I take on Brock, here are the current statistics of my run:
Major team members:
Minor team members:
* - Special at 14