Pokémon Red/Blue Walkthrough
Go to the computer and access your PC, get the potion and get downstairs. Go outside, now go to the very north, you should see some grass looking areas, go onto it, before you get far, Prof. Oak will stop you and lead you to his lab. He'll let you choose a pokemon, choose a pokeball. I recommend squirtle or bulbasaur, but anyone is fine. Before you get out of the lab, Gary will challenge you to your first match, just keep on using the first move. If you win, you get some money, if you lose, Gary gets the bragging rights. One more thing, your pokemon will grow to level 6 if you win.
Now that you have a pokemon, go on to the bush in the north and find fights, get your pokemon to level 10. If your pokemon faint (make sure that it doesn't, run from battles if you need to), you'll be back in your house, talk to your mom and go back onto route 1. Make your way through the route, talk to anybody you see, one guy will give you a free potion, another will tell you a "faster" way to get home.
Go directly up and right to that first building (with a "poke" sign on it) and go inside, go up and talk to the nurse behind the counter (yes, it's a nurse, whistle!) she'll offer to heal your pokemon, select heal. Now go northeast to the pokemart (with a "mart" sign), you'll receive Prof. Oak's Parcel. Go back to Pallet town, picking fights as you go (get your pokemon to level 11).
Go back into Oak's lab and talk to him, he'll give you and Gary each a pokedex. Now go into Gary's house and get a town's map, despite what Gary said, his sister will still give you map.
Now get your pokemon to level 12. Go into Viridian City.
Now heal your pokemon. Get a potion and 6 pokeballs at the pokemart, you'll need them later. Go back to route 1.
Capture a pidgey and raise it to level 10, capture a rattata and raise it to level 7 (it should have learned quick attack). Your pokemon should be around level 12 or above, above would be great. Go back to Viridian City.
Switch your pidgey as your leading pokemon (or if you have a charmander put that into the lead). Now go north into Viridian Forest. (Don't forget to heal your pokemon at the Viridian poke center first)
Go to the poke center and heal your pokemon, go up and stop when you see an old man. Go left and you'll see a broccoli like bush. Press A and you'll find a secret potion. Now go north to the Viridian Forest.
Viridian Forest (Pokemon catching spree)
Now with a level 10 pidgey leading, the pokemon you started with at level 13, and a level 8 rattata (you won't be using this much, only to catch some pokemon) you're ready for the forest. Note: if you got a charmander, put that in front. Immediately go up and turn right into that bush of grass. Now you can find a the 2 caterpillar pokemon (caterpie and weedle), and most importantly, a pikachu! Pika, Pika (sorry, I just had to do it). There're only a few pikachus in either version, you'll just have to have patience. Use this chance to build up your other pokemon, oh, one other thing, use pidgey against bug type pokemon, but not against pikachu, NEVER use a flying pokemon on an electric one. You can use a charmander against both bug and pikachu. Try to get your pidgey to level 12 (if you have a charmander, get that to level 15 and keep your pidgey at level 10). Fight with a caterpie until level 12 (it'll evolve twice), fight with a weedle until level 10 (it'll also evolve twice). Remember to go back to Viridian City if you need medical help. When you've found a pikachu (took me a while) capture it and go back to Viridian City to heal all your pokemon, plus build your pikachu up to a reasonable level 10, just fight pidgeys, it'll be a synch. Note: your beedrill should be on level 10.
Viridian Forest (getting through the forest)
At the entrance, head northwest to find a pokeball. Go back to the entrance and go right again, follow the path to find a bug catcher trainer, it should be no problem if you have a level 12 butterfree and a 12 pidgey (charmander). Use the butterfree against weedle and the pidgey (charmander) against caterpie. Go up the grass bush, you'll be challenged by another bug trainer. Go up and get the antidote, remember if your monster have fainted or has really bad/low health (what I mean by bad is situations like poisend, etc.), go back to the Viridian City poke center. Use potions and antidotes only if you really must. Keep on going, follow the road as it zigzags through the forest. Keep on going until you reach another fork in the road, you should be facing south when you encounter it. Go right and down to find another potion. From there make your way to the northwest. There's another bug trainer in your way but it's nothing you can't handle. Go north and exit. Note: you should have 5 pokemons, a level 13 starting pokemon (15 if you got charmander), a level 12 pidgey (10 if you got a charmander), a level 10 pikachu, a level 12 butterfree, and a level 10 beedrill (store the beedrill in the PC).
Instead of going to Brock, go heal your pokemon and go back to Viridian City instead, and from there, make your way west of town.
Try and find both nidorans and a spearow, don't waste your efforts finding a nidorn female if you can't find one, now go north west, and then, huh? Why did we stop???
I missed Gary here my first trip, use your pikachu against his pidgey, use the butterfree if he chose bulbasaur, pikachu if he chose squirtle, or any pokemon against charmander (it has not learned ember). Note: if you use a bulbasaur against charmander, use leech seed and tackle, not vine whip.
The guard at the gate won't let you through, so let's get the badges shall we? Go back through the forest to Pewter City.
Heal your pokemons. Now put an bulbasaur or squirtle (level 12 or 13) in front and head into the pewter city gym. You'll win very quickly with bubbles and water gun if you have squirtle, or vine whip if you have bulbasaur. Brock will give you the boulder badge and TM 34, which teaches bide (I wouldn't use this, I'd just sell it it). Note: if you don't have a squirtle or bulbasaur, a level 15 charmander is your best bet, keep a butterfree with confusion with you though, because you might need it to back up charmander. After you finish Brock, go and buy 4 or 5 pokeballs at the pokemart. Heal your pokemons and head northwest to the museum. Talk to everyone, you'll be able to fix the clues together later. Go right from the entrance to the museum and you'll find another bush looking thing, cut it later when you get HM 01 and go inside, you'll find a scientist who will give you Old Amber. Oh, 1 more thing, get an escape rope, you'll need it pretty soon.
Brock has a level 12 Geodude and a level 14 Onix, a squirtle (wartortle) or bulbasaur (ivysaur) would fare best against these guys, if you picked a charmander at the beginning, build it up to level 13 or above, be sure to have a lot of potions. You'll need a level 12 butterfree to back charmander up, I found out my self, the hard way.
Ah, nothing like a scent of fresh air as we step outside, its time to set out on foot again. Note: before you go on route 3, get your pikachu to level 13. There are several trainers on route 3, nothing you can't handle. Just follow this formula: use pidgey (or charmander) against caterpies and grass pokemons, you can also use them against weedles and kakunas but I'd let my butterfree fight against the poisen pokemon instead, pikachu against flying pokemons or water, butterfree against poisen pokemon and the pokemon you chose at the beginning against the rest. Capture a jigglypuff on the way. Build your pikachu up to level 16, practice experience on spearows and pidgeys. After a long walk, we come to the entrance of Mt. Moon. Heal your pokemons at the pokecenter right next to the entrance and enter Mt. Moon. (Store jigglypuff into someone's PC)
Put a pikachu in the lead for zubats, if a trainer sends out a rock type pokemon, send out wartortle or ivysaur, if they send out a plant or bug pokemon, use pidgey (or charmander, I wouldn't evolve charmander until level 38). Note: if you have a charmander instead, then capture a clefairy and teach it water gun (TM 12). Be sure you also capture a geodude (get it to level 16 if you chose bulbasaur at the beginning) and a paras before you are out of there. Oh and by the way, use the escape rope you bought to get out of Mt. Moon if you're in trouble.
Walk through for items: (entrance) go up and left, you'll face your first trainer (hopefully, no wild pokemon bothers you). After defeating him, go and get the potion to the left, then go down, you should see another item, it's TM 12 (water gun, you won't be needing this for quite a long time, unless you have squirtle or charmander, if you have a squirtle, sell it, if you have a charmander, either keep it for later or use it now on clefairy). Now go east, you'll be challenged again. Follow the trail up and right, go through the ladder on the right, follow the road to another ladder, as soon as you walk out of that ladder, you'll find your first team rocket member and a HP UP on the stairs. Go back up to the main floor when you finish the rocket. Go south and you'll be challenged yet again, getting fun isn't it? Go southwest from there to find yet another potion. Go east and you'll find some rare candy (raises one of your pokemon's level by one) go up north to get an escape rope. Be sure to challenge that trainer you passed. Go up north and face yet another trainer, switch your pidgey/butterfree/charmander into the leading pokemon before you challenge her (I'd go with butterfree, you'll need a level 17 butterfree as soon as you exit Cerulean City). Then go left and then down into another ladder, follow the road to another and challenge the team rocket member, remember to swap your pokemons back before the challenge. Get TM 01 (mega punch) and go back to the main floor. Face another trainer to the south of you. To the left is another one guarding a ladder. Be sure to get the moon stone on the top left corner before going down the ladder. When you've entered the ladder, follow the trail to another rocket, beware of this one, I had a pretty hard time with him. After you beat the rocket, go back up the OTHER side and follow the road, you'll find some clefairies here, challenge another rocket member and then a greedy little man. Choose a fossil, doesn't matter which fossil you get, they are both good. From there, head west. Go down through the ladder and another one and you're home free, thank goodness!
After that long, (cough, cough) long walk, we're heading towards Cerulean City. Be sure to pick up TM 04 (whirlwind) and do something with it, I think it's useless, so I sold it. Capture a sandshrew or an ekans, depending on your version. Your pikachu should be at level 22 (don't fight ground type pokemon like sandshrews with pikachu). Jump over the hedge on the east and head towards Cerulean City.
Heal your pokemon and buy some more pokeballs, deposit all the TMs and escape ropes you didn't use and use your rare candy and HP UP on a pokemon. Deposit your rattata too, if you haven't already. Also store the moonstone into your PC too. Head for the Gym, right next to the pokecenter. If you have a level 22 pikachu, it'll be a very short fight, just use thunder shock.
Cerulean City Gym
You can tell that these guys love water, they've transferred the gym into a pool!!! You'll face 2 lieutenants before you meet Misty.
Misty has a level 18 staryu and a level 21 starmie, bulbsaur or pikachu, or any other plant or electric type pokemon would do. Do not use fire, what ever you do. The cascade badge and TM 11 are your rewards for defeating her.
After defeating Misty, the road to the north will open up, but first visit the bike shop on the southwest corner. They sell bikes for the cheap price of $1,000,000 dollars? 5,000 times the price of my bike, but of course, nothing is cheap here, a pokeball, a ball costs $200.
The Nugget Bridge
Team Rocket has 6 members guarding route 24, but before you can do much, you'll have to face Gary.
His arsenal includes a pidgeotto (use pikachu), an abra (any pokemon would do, abra doesn't have any moves right now), a rattata (use the highest level pokemon you've got) and the pokemon he had at the beginning (if he chose a bulbasaur, pigeotto/butterfree would do, if he chose charmander, a level 18 geodude or any water pokemon would do, if he chose a squirtle, a pikachu would do)
The Nugget Bridge
Defeat all 6 members of the team rocket to receive a nugget, sell it off to get $5,000, sweet!
Route 24 & 25
Now go left, you'll be challenged by a trainer. Go north and find TM 45 (thunderwave, your pikachu should already have learned this, sell it). Then go south, whatever you do, don't go through the trainers to the east, instead, try to catch a(n) bellsprout/oddish and an abra to your south. Try to get 2 abras if you can (one for trading and one for yourself). Put a butterfree in front, and use sleep powder against abra, use it again everytime he wakes up. Now put the abra in front, go challenge the first trainer, then immediately switch out another pokemon. Don't use abra. That way, both abra and the pokemon that fought can gain points, and besides, abra can't kill any pokemon, keep on doing this until you abra reaches level 16. After you pass the trainers, you'll see a house nearby, go in it. Note: your starting pokemon should be approaching level 23 or 24, your pigeotto should be approaching level 22 (keep it at 18 if you have a charmander, deposit the bird too), your butterfree should be at level 17 or above, and your pikachu should be approaching level 24.
When you go into the house, you'll see "Bill". Talk to him and help him transform back to a human. Now after he's normal, go and talk to him again, he'll give you the S.S. Anne ticket. Quickly go back to Cerulean City.
Go to the pokecenter and heal your pokemon. Make sure you have at least 2 awakenings and 2 pokeballs. Exit the pokecenter and go to the house on the northeast corner, go out to the backyard and defeat the team rocket. Go heal your pokemon and come back here again. This time, go right, all the way right, then south, you'll eventually find a road that looks like it's for luxury people, this is route 5.
Be sure to drop off a weak pokemon at the daycare. To do this, don't enter route 5, instead, go to those hedges to the left and go down, you'll jump over the hedges and finally reach a house. Jump down over the hedge when you've put a pokemon with the daycare, if you chose a charmander at the beginning, you have 2 choices, wait and get a Lapras at Saffron City, or put a magikarp (you'll get it at Vermillion City, put it here before you go on S.S. Anne) there right now and wait for it to get to level 19, then train it into a Gyrados. Now go right into the underground path.
Come out the other side of the underground path and capture a meowth/mankey, fight the six trainers and walk into the Vermilion City.
Buy some super potions and some pokeballs, you should also have 2 or 3 awakenings. Go heal your pokemons and explore the whole town, going into each house. One guy will give you an old fishing rod, another will trade you a Farfetch'd for a spearow (don't worry about catching another spearow), and another will give you a bike voucher, which you can take to the bike shop in Cerulean City to trade for a bike. Return to Vermilion City after you get the bike, make your way east of town and down the tiled bridge.
Too bad they don't allow any cycling around here. Explore every room, go the east way first (go down the stairs on the southeast side of the ship when you first enter). I missed the kitchen, which is on the very southwest side of the ship when you first come in, visit that second. Go back to Vermilion City and heal your pokemon every time your pokemon are almost dead, fight every fight you can, and go to the captain last. You should also visit the deck to gain experience for your pokemon. To do this, go left at the entrance, (visit the stairs on the right first and the kitchen second) then go down the stairs you found. Go south to the next stairs, DON'T go right yet. When you have reached these stairs, keep on going west. To visit the captain, go left when you first come in, then down but DON'T go into the stairs, go right and then go up, but before you can go into the captain's lounge, you'll hear an annoying voice.
He leads off with a pidgeotto (pikachu), kadabra (butterfree), gyrados (pikachu), raticate (highest level pokemon), and the evolved version of the pokemon he started with (follow the formula on the first Vs. Gary section, pidgeotto/butterfree vs. ivysaur, etc.)
Go up to the captain and press A, you'll rub his back and he'll give you HM 01, teach it to ivysaur or bellsprout/oddish.
Bye, Bye S.S. Anne
Get out of the ship and watch the cruise ship leave. Then head for diglett's cave to the right of the entrance of S.S. Anne.
Capture a level 22 diglett, if you can't find a level 22 one, find a level 20 diglett. Go out on the other side of Diglett's Cave, you'll find yourself on the right side of route 2, which you couldn't get to before, go south and go into that house, trade an abra if you have one. Get out of the house and keep on heading south, go into the next house and talk to a scientist like person and get HM 05, keep it for a voltorb you'll get later on. Don't forget to get Old Amber at Pewter City. Go back to Vermilion City, use the cave.
Head east of town.
Defeat the trainers and head east, get the item finder and go back to Vermillion City.
Now that you have cut, cut the bush on the south and go into the gym, placing your diglett at the very front.
Vermilion City Gym
First talk to the guy on the right when you enter, he'll tell you that you need to solve a code to reach the lieutenant, defeat the 3 trainers in the gym and talk to them, they'll tell you how to solve the code, I'm not even going to spoil this for you.
When you've solved the code, challenge the lieutenant. He has a level 18 pikachu, a level 21 voltorb, and a level 24 raichu. Put a diglett (which should be approaching level 26) in front and keep on using dig, you'll win in no time, teach TM 24 to pikachu (Level 31) and your duglett will have almost evolved into dugtrio, use it against poisen, electric, fire, and rock typed pokemon. Return to Cerulean City. Surge will give you the thunderbadge and TM 24 (thunderbolt).
There's a bush on route 25, cut it and get TM 19 inside it, go to the sea cottage now and talk to Bill, do what he says, go on the PC.
Go back to Cerulean City, cut that bush to the very south of the city, go northeast and you'll see a short path leading to a bush, cut that and seek out 10 trainers on the way, the 10th is at the very end, by the rock tunnel entrance. Be sure to capture a voltorb on the way, teach it Flash, and store the HMs into the PC.
This one is not as confusing as Mt. Moon, but the thing is, there is a ton of trainers and no items :( If you have the flash ability, you'll get through very easily (since you can see). Put a grass or water type pokemon in front, again, use bellsprout/oddish/gyrados if you chose charmander, be sure to capture a machop and an onix.
After exiting the rock tunnel, you'll need to defeat a few more trainers before you can reach lavender town. There's a bush on the very north east of the route, go to it and press A to find a secret ether, which replenishes your pokemon's abilities PP.
Go to the pokecenter and pokemart and go west (don't visit any other place except for the name rater just yet).
There are several trainers here, capture a vupix/growlithe and store it in the PC. Go into the little house at the end and go through the underground path.
Go northwest to reach Celadon City, you might also consider gaining some experience in the field of grass nearby.
Before you go to the poke center, go up and then left. When you see an opening go up and left and down, keep on going on to the stairs and go into that little lab house thingie to get a very rare pokemon called eevee, evolve it into a Flareon if you have not chosen a charmander. Now visit the pokecenter, do not visit the gym until you have a level 31 Flareon/29 butterfree.
Celadon City Gym
There's a peeping tom outside of it, it's a wonder why, the gym is full of girls, after you get through 10 or so, you face Erika.
Erikas got 3 grass type pokemon, a level 29 Victreebell, a level 24 Tangela, and a level 29 Vileplum (unless you take out vileplum with the first it, you'll be in for quite a while). Flareon or Charizard will wipe them out faster than you can say, good bye. Defeat her and to get the rainbow badge and TM 21 (Mega Drain).
Celadon City Department Store
Go into the elevator and go to the top floor, then go up the stairs to reach the roof, there's a vending machine nearby, get 2 waters, a lemonade, and a soda pop, give 1 of each type of drink to the little girl, she'll give you TM 13, TM 48, and TM 49. Now buy some great balls, some revives and some paralyze heal. Also buy a pokedoll, a thunder stone, a firestone (if you have a vulpix - blue version or eevee - red version, if you have charmander don't worry about it), and a leafstone (if you have weepinbell or gloom, don't worry about this if you have a venusaur instead). Note: get 2 thunderstones if you are crazy about a Jolteon, like my friend Robert is.
Talk to the guy at the very top. After you defeat him, go to the poster and press A. A secret door to the right of you will open up. Go in.
Surviving Team Rocket's Secret basement
As soon as you get in, seek out the 2 trainers around you, be sure to get the escape rope to the southwest of where you started from, then return to where you were at the beginning and go down the stairs on the right side. Go west and you'll be challenged. Now go upwards and down the stairs, go south to get the TM 10. Make your way through the maze of the "arrows". Go down the ladder at the very end. Now, that you're at the 4th basement, it's time for the lift key, go northwest and defeat the rocket, talk to him after, you'll get the lift key, make your way back to the second basement, get the 4 items while breaking through the second maze, go up the ladder and get the hyper potion at the northwest corner, go back down the stairs and then go into the elevator, go to floor B4, after the elevator stops, go th the soutwest and get the iron, now defeat the 2 trainers that you passed and talk to the black suited man holding the silph scope.
Giovanni has 2 ground type pokemon, including a ryhornand an onix, he also has a kangaskhan, a team of water/grass and fighting pokemon will fit perfectly, use the water/grass pokemon against the ground pokemon, and the fighting pokemon against the kangaskhan.
Go east to 7, be sure you have the bottle of water with you, go into the guard house leading to Saffron City, After you get into Saffron City, go north to the Fighting Dojo Gym, (the one to the left), put a Kadabra in front, choose a fighting pokemon after you beat everyone, I chose Hitmonchan after experimenting with both. Head east to Lavender Town.
Go into that big tower.
Before you can do much, the annoying voice strikes again.
He includes a Kadabra, the pokemon he started with, Pidgeotto, a water/fire/grass pokemon, and another water/grass/fire pokemon, depending on what he chose at the beginning. The only pokemon you should have problems with is the Kadabra.
Make you way to the vert top of the tower, put a Kadabra at the top to fight the ghosts, it'll be very effective because not only is it fighting a ghost, it's also fighting a poisen pokemon. Get the 7 items along the way. At the sixth floor, you'll meet a Marowak, you can't capture this ground type pokemon, so you'll have to make it faint, use a water or grass pokemon to fight against it, use the same types to fight against cubones, you'll face 3 rockets at the seventh floor, defeat them and rescure old mr. Fuji, he'll give you a pokeflute..
Go to the center of the city and into the big building
Use the elevator to get to the 5th floor, go to the very south and get the card key, if your pokemon need experience, seek every rocket/scientist/juggler there are in the building, but if you want to end this quickly, then go to the 3rd floor and go southwest, open the gate with the card key, go in and step on to the tile, and hey! Haven't you learned to leave me alone Gary????
He's got a pidgeot, alakazam, and some other pokemon in between levels 35-39, backed up by a level 40 starting pokemon.
Saving the Day
Talk to the guy nearby to receive a Lapras, step on the tile at the bottom, defeat the rocket in your way, if you need mediacal help, go to the southwest corner on the 9th floor. Anyway, as soon as you open the door with the card key, out comes Giovanni.
He's got 4 pokemon this time, including a Nidorino, Rhyhorn, Kangaskhan, Nidoqueen, use your Kadabra against the poisen pokemon, a water or grass pokemon against Rhyhorn, and a fighting pokemon against the Kangaskhan.
The Master Ball
Talk to the president, he'll give you the master ball, there's only 1 like it in the game, like they say, save it for a very special pokemon.
At the southeast corner of the city, he'll give you TM 29, which teaches psychic
To the very northwest of the city, at the second story, be sure you have a pokedoll with you, if you do, copycat will give you TM 31, which teaches mimic.
Saffron City Gym
Step on the first warp tile and keep on stepping on the tile that 's above or below you to get to the next room, sooner or later you'll get to a large room with a girl in it, this is Sabrina.
Sabrina has a level 38 Kadabra, a level 37 Mr. Mime, a level 38 Venomoth, and a level 43 Alakazam. I had a hard time with Sabrina using Blastoise, so I switched to Dugtrio and kept on using earthquake, be sure to have a lot of potions, if you have a Charizard, get it to level 45 and keep on using slash, it'll finish them with 2 or 3 strikes each (might be more with Kadabra or Alakazam because of their move recover), if you have Venasaur, keep on using razor leaf, except on Venomoth, on which you should use Flareon instead. When you've beaten Sabrina, you'll get the soul badge and TM 46, which teaches Psywave.
After getting your 5th badge, head back to Lavender Town, then head south, be sure to pick up the super rod on route 12, you'll see some grass fields, you can capture pidgeottos, oddishs (red version), glooms (red version), bellsprouts (blue), weepinbells (blue), venonats, and dittos. Don't forget to get TM 20 and iron, also a little gift from Oak's aid. There are lots of bikers (poisen pokemon), and bird catchers (the name say it) around here too, easy if you have a well trained pikachu and a well trained kadabra/dugtrio. Oh, and by the way, if you try to capture the Snorlax, save before you do it.
The city is really a maze itself, to reach the pokecenter and the gym, you'll have to head to the west of the city, not out of it, and follow the little path leading south, visit the gym right after the pokecenter.
Fushia City Gym
If you look closely at the screen, you'll see tiny dotted lines. This is the invisible wall, go around it and finally reach koga. There will be a few trainers, I had problems with Hypno, took about 60 HP from me with 2 headbutts. Funny that this gym calls themselves ninja trainers, they train psychic and poisen Pokémon, maybe they should try out for Sabrina's gym instead.
Koga is at the very middle of the gym, he will send out two level 37 Coffing, a level 39 Muk, and a level 43 Weezing. A Kadabra/Alakazam or a Dugtrio will make this a pretty short fight. Beat him, the soul badge and TM 06 (toxic) is yours.
It's at the very north of the city, there will be at least 15 spieces of different pokemon including both Nidorins, Nidorino, Nidorina, Kangaskan, Chansey, Rhyhorn, Exeggcute, Venonat, Venomoth, Paras, Parasect, Scyther (red), Pinsir (Blue), Tauros, and Doduo. You'll also find the warden's gold teeth and HM 03, which teaches surf. Give warden his gold teeth and he'll award you with HM 04 which teaches strenghth, so you you can move, say, that boulder in the warden's house? Get some ultra balls at the pokemart too.
Capture a Raticate and a Fearow on the way, before you go to Cycing Road, head west of Fushia City, now step south, you'll find a Lickitung. If you need a "break" with your fingers and your bike, press B to stop. If you have already gotten rid of or have captured the snorlax in the way, then cut the bush blocking the way north. Now keep on going west, you'll see a little house with a girl inside, talk to her and he'll give you HM 02, which teaches fly (go back to any city you've visited already). Head towards Cerulean City now.
Be sure to have a pokemon with surf and a pokemon who has fly with you, head east towards Rock Tunnel. Before Rock Tunnel, head towards the edge of the river to the north and dive into the water using surf, keep on paddling towards the south until you reach a big building, this is the power plant.
The Power Plant
Put a dugtrio in front. Be sure to get a magnemite and a magneton if you can, also, try to get an electabuzz if you have the red version. Make your way through, getting the rare candy, carbos, HP UP, and TM 33/TM 25, be careful, lots of the items on the floor are actually level 40 voltorbs. At the near end of the power plant you'll come across a bird looking Pokemon...
Save before you meet this guy, you should not have any problems with Zapdos, just get his energy down and throw ultra balls at it, it took me 2 tries to get him, I think he is the easiest out of the 3 legendary birds. Exit and fly back to Fushia City.
Sea Route 19
Head south of Fushia City. There are lots of trainers here, but no problems for you. Keep on heading south west until you reach an island with 2 cave entrances, go into the one that you can.
As you are descending through the levels, push the boulders into the pit, the idea is to block the river below so that you don't get washed away. At the 3rd level, push 2 boulders down to the 4th level, jump in after them. You'll land in the water, head north until you see Articuno, another bird.
I had problems with this guy, I got it's health all the way down, but I always miss with my ultra ball, took me about 10 ultra balls before I caught him.
Sea Route 20
After you get out of the islands, head west and you'll reach Cinnibar Island. The gym is locked, wonder if there's a key...
Go to the pokecenter (located in the south) and the pokemart (right beside the pokecenter). Withdraw the fossil and Old Amber, give it to the Scientist in the 3rd door at the Pokemon Lab (southwest corner of the island). Now head to Pokemon Mansion (northwest corner).
Flip on switches inside statues as you make your way up. At he 3rd floor, flip on the switch at the statue and head south, jump off the ledge in the middle. Defeat a nearby trainer and head northeast, the secret key, however, is at the western section, so you'll have to make your west, when you've gotten the secret key, dig out of there. Go to the pokemon gym.
Cinnibar City Gym
You'll have to challenge trainers to open doors, after a while, you'll see old man Blaine.
Blaine's pokemon are pretty hot stuff, but you can take care of them with a water or rock pokemon. He has a level 42 Growlithe, a level 47 Arcaine, a level 40 Ponyta, and a level 42 Rapidash. After you defeat him, you'll be awarded with the volcano badge and TM 38, which teaches fire blast.
Sea Route 21
Head north of Cinnibar Island and use surf, go all the way back to Viridian City, put a water or grass pokemon in front and head into the gym, you know, the one that you couldn't go into before.
Viridian City Gym
This is just like the game corner, with all the arrow pointing things, go on the one to the north, and make your way to the 8th trainer, and it's..
Giovanni!!! Giovanni??? The leader of Team Rocket? Who'd thought, a team of grass and water pokemon, will make this a short fight. Talk to Giovanni after you beat he and receive the earth badge and TM 27 (Fissure), he'll disband Team Rocket and dedicate his studies to the world of pokemon..
We've been on this route before, and um, oh no, not again
You think he'd learned his lesson already, but noooooo, he starts off with a Pidgeot, then an Alakazam, and a Rhydon after that, he finishes it off with the pokemon he started out with.
If you have all 8 badges, you'll get to an entrance at the end, this is victory road.
You'll find Moltres, among machokes and marowaks, in the range of Lv40-Lv50. Push boulders onto the little round things to open up passages. To reach moltres, you'll have to get to the third floor first, then you will have to go down through the ladder at the northwestern corner of the 3rd floor. To get out, you'll first have to move a boulder onto the switch at the southern part of the second floor, then go up the stairs on the right and keep on going right.
This guy is as easy as Zapdos, get his energy down to a minimum and throw ultra balls at it.
This is the last place to heal your pokemon and to stock up on items. Save before you enter the door to the elite 4. There is no going back after you enter.
The Elite 4
With the exception of Jynx, use thunderbolt with Raichu, if your Raichu is just at level 50, use thunder. Use a fire pokemon against Jynx.
Arguably the easiest of the elite 4, he has 2 onixes and 3 other fighting pokemon. Use a flying or psychic pokemon against the fighting pokemon and water or grass against the onixes.
They say that she wields ghost pokemon, I say she wields poisen pokemon, 1 or 2 psychic attacks will send them to the afterlife.
If you had raised Articuno a few levels, it's ice beam will make losers of Lance's Dragons, use a Raichu against Gyrados and Aerodactyl.
Well we find out that someone has reached the elite 4 before us, and it is none other than..
Gary!!! He starts off with a pidgeot (raichu), then alakazam (use fissure with dugtrio), then rhydon (water or grass pokemon). Now, the last 3 pokemon veries, if he chose a bulbasaur at the beginning, he'll have gyrados (raichu), arcanine (water pokemon), and venusaur (fire pokemon). If he started off with a squirtle, he'll have an arcanine (water pokemon), exeggutor (fire pokemon), and blastoise (raichu). If he started off with charmander, he'll have an exeggutor (fire pokemon), gyrados (raichu), and charizard (water pokemon)
Congratulations, you've beaten Gary!!! You are now the undisputed Pokemon Master!!! Professor Oak inducts you and your pokemon into the hall of fame!!!
The Unknown Dungeon
Head towards route 24 (north of Cerulean City), jump into the water to the south and start swimming until you reach the entrance, be sure to have the master ball with you, there are many Pokemon in here. At the basement, you will meet Mewtwo, throw the master ball at it. Good luck!!!
Cheats without the Gameshark.
The Man at the Viridian City
To do this trick, you'll have to have a pokemon with surf and another pokemon with the fly ability, plus you have to have been to Cinnibar Island. I recommend doing this before you defeat the elite 4 and Gary, because it will mess up your hall of fame. Okay, go to your item list, put a rare candy or another item at the 6th place on your list (use the select button). Fly to the Viridian City and talk to the old man to the very north, select no when he asks if you are in a hurry. He'll show you how to catch a common weedle. Next, fly to Cinnibar Island. Head east and when you've reached the edge, surf. Do nothing except surfing on half land and half water. When and if you met a Missingno (Lv146) or a pokemon with weird letters and is at level 0, select run. Press start and go to items, you'll see a weird sign followed by a 9, you now have 199 items. Keep on using it until you see a *99 sign, that means you have 99 left. If you have a * followed by a blank and then a 9, you've got more than 9, the blank is really a sign if you look closely.
The Safari Zone Trick
To do this, you'll have to have a pokemon with the surf move. At the safari zone, go to the area where the pokemon that you want is (kangaskan-area2, tauros-area3, etc.) stay there until your time runs out. Now surf to seafoam island, if you meet any trainers on the way, you'll have to start over again. Surf until you reach seafoam but don't go onto the land, surf up and down until you encounter .. a pokemon from the safari zone.
Ball upgrade (doesn't work with ultra ball)
Press and hold up+B, makes your ball into the next level (pokeball into greatball, etc.) doesn't work with ultraball.
Pokémon Yellow Walkthrough
The game starts off in Ash's house. Go downstairs and say good-bye to your mom before heading out to capture Pokémon. You can leave town by going north, but before you can enter the grassy fields, Prof. Oak will run up and stop you from going in. He will tell you that there are wild Pokémon that could attack, and then you will both be attacked by a wild Pikachu! Oak will capture it, then he will escort you back to his lab. There, he will give Gary and Eevee and Ash the Pikachu. Gary will challenge you to your first match.
On your first journey into Route 1, you won't be able to capture any Pokémon. You can only fight for experience. You can't purchase any Poké-balls until you deliver the package to Prof. Oak. Wild Pokémon tend to live in grassy areas, so avoid tall grass if your Pokémon is weak. Head north to reach Viridian City. You may also bump into other Pokémon trainers. Some may only want to give you sage advice, but others may want to fight!
Viridian City is only slightly bigger than Pallet Town, with it's own Pokémon Center, Pokémon Mart, and a Gym. The Gym is usually a busy hangout for Pokémon Trainers all over, but this one is closed (for now). The friendly citizens will gladly help you out with any questions you have. Drop by the Pokémon Center to heal your Pokémon, then head towards the Pokémon Mart. Once inside, the clerk will ask you to take a package to Prof. Oak. Run back to Pallet Town and deliver the package to get a Pokédex. As long as you're in Pallet Town, drop by Gary's house and get a map from his sister. When you return to Viridian City, stock up on Poké-balls and return to Route 1 to capture a few Pokémon. If you continue on to Route 2, buy a couple of Antidotes to cure any Poison attacks you will encounter.
Pallet Town (revisited)
Give it to Prof. Oak and he will give you and Gary each a Pokédex, which is an electronic encyclopedia. Your goal in the game is to complete your Pokédex, and the only way to do that is to capture or have captured every Pokémon in the game. Before heading for Route 1, goto Gary`s house to recieve a Town Map.
Viridian City (revisited)
The gym's doors are locked, and they won't unlock until you've beaten the other 7 Gym Trainers in the game. Remember to buy PokéBalls before you leave.
This route is the link between Victory Road and Viridian City, show to the guard your 8 Kanto medals to go through Victory Road. Here you will meet Gary, with these Pkmn:
Route 1 (revisited + optional)
If you want to catch some Pokémon, go back to Route 1 with some PokéBalls.
On your way north, you will see items on the other side of the trees, but you won't be able to reach them (not yet). Route 2 has a few Pokémon and trainers to worry about, but you should worry about the forest ahead.
There are lots of trainers hanging around in the forest, so be sure to have at least three Pokémon in your possession. As you wander around the forest, you will find items misplaced by other trainers. If you find your Pokemon are getting weak, retreat back to Viridian City so they can recover. Better to delay than have fainted Pokemon!
Pewter City is much bigger than Viridian City, and it has a Pokémon museum as well. The museum has several interesting exhibits, but you won't understand their meaning until later in the game. Return here when you've got the CUT HM and cut the bush near the museum to find the Old Amber. Talk to the townsfolk to learn more about the surrounding land, then head towards the gym to do battle with Brock, the Gym Leader.
You must first battle Jr. Trainer before you can take on Brock. The Jr. Trainer has a Digglet and a Sandshrew.
Then Brock will challenge you when you first meet him. He controls a Geodude and an Onix, both powerful Rock Pokémon. And uless you've taught Pikachu some non-Electric moves, Pikachu is almost worthless in battling the rocky monsters, so you'll need to have several Normal-Type Pokemon. Be sure to have them all at at least Level 12. If you manage to trade someone for a Water or Grass type via the Cable Club, build up and use that one at the head of your party.
Boulder Badge: Power of all your Pokémon will increase a little bit. Also lets you use FLASH outside of battle, provided you have taught the move to the Pokémon using the FLASH HM.
The pathway to Mt. Moon is infested with Pokémon Trainers, all looking for a fight. Try to have plenty of Pokémon with you to handle anything thrown at you. A Pokémon Center will be conveniently neat the mountain entrance, giving you a chance to heal your battered Pokémon. A man there will try to sell you a Magikarp for 500$, but don't you think you can catch one elsewhere? Mt. Moon is the breeding ground for Zubats, a poison/flying Pokémon that only come out in the darkness. They tend to swoop down from the ceiling when you least expect it. If you have a Pikachu, put him ahead of the pack, because its Thunder Shock will take down the Zubats with one hit. Plenty of trainers are down here as well, trying to find rare Geodudes, but they will take time out to challenge you. You will also encounter Team Rocket for the first time. They are mining out minerals from Mt. Moon. Since they are expert Pokémon Trainers, you should be very cautious when confronting them. If you find yourself in a sticky situation, use the Escape Rope to get out of the cave immediately. You will also find lots of items on the cavern floor.
You will encounter a Pokemaniac who has found two fossils and refuses to share. Defeat him in a Pokemon battle and he will give you one. But that's not the end of it. Just before you exit the mountain, who should show up but Jessie and James of Team Rocket! They will demand you give them the fossil you won. Ekans, Koffing and their mascot Meowth are their main Pokemon, but they are easy to defeat.
You will find a few trainers and Pokémon on the path to Cerulean City. It won't be too bad to find a TM dropped along the path as well. Keep in mind that once you jump over the barrier, you won't be able to get back over.
If you want a faster way to travel, the Bike Shop has just the thing for you... for the low cost of only... 1,000,000$? You will also find a house that has been ransacked by Team Rocket, but you won't be able to enter until after you defeat Misty and cure Bill (on Route 25).
In the middle of the city is the Pokemon Spa, a place where injured Pokemon can come and rest. The girl who cares for them, Melanie, has a Bulbasaur she would love to give to you, but only if you have kept Pikachu happy and healthy. If Pikachu is all smiles, you'll get Bulbasaur!
Misty is the leader of the Cerulean Gym, and she loves water Pokémon. You can tell because the Gym is a huge indoor pool! Two other Trainers will challenge you before you can take on Misty, but Pikachu or Bulbasaur can blow them out of the water. Vs. Misty Misty likes to swim, but she simply loves to battle. She packs Water Pokémon, a Staryu and a Starmite. Since you have Pikachu, you will win this battle fairly quickly. Misty, rather impressed, will give you her Cascade Badge and a TM 11 for a job well done.
Controls any Pokémon up to Level 30. Also allows you to use CUT out of battle, provided you have the taught a Pokémon with the CUT HM
Routes 24 & 25
After you defeat Misty, the path to the north will open up. But before you can go very far, Gary will show up once again to make trouble.
Gary has added three Pokémon to his arsenal, a Spearow, a Rattata, and a Sandshrew. Defeat Gary to send him off in a fit. As you continue onto the bridge, you will be challenged by six members of Team Rocket. Their Pokémon are tough, so return to the Pokémon Center after each battle to heal your monsters. When you defeat all six, you will get a valuable Nugget as a reward. Sell it off to get 5000$. Continue to the east where you will find even more Pokémon Trainers. Once you get past them, you will find the Sea Cottage.
Further up, you will meet a boy who owns a Charmander. He feels he doesn't have the skills yet to raise a Pokemon and will give him to you to care for it.
Poor Bill has turned himself into a Pokémon! If you help him out, Bill will give you a ticket to board the S.S. Anne, a cruise ship for only the best Pokémon Trainers! While there, be sure to check out his PC to learn about more rare Pokemon.
Vermilion City is a huge port town, always busy with activity. It's even more hectic today, because the great Pokémon trainer luxury liner is docked at the bay! Aboard are the best trainers in the world! Talk to the old man to hear his tales of the sea. He will give you the Old Rod for your time. In the center of the city you will find Officer Jenny, who has been taking care of an abandoned Squirtle. Once you defeat Lt. Surge she will give you Squirtle.
The long winded chairman will give a big speech about Pokémon. Stick around long enough for the whole speech and he will give you a Bike Voucher, good for a free Bike back in Cerulean City!
The leader of the gym is Lt. Surge, and he is a paranoid trainer. To reach him, you must find two secret switches. If you find the first switch the second one is always nearby, but if you don't find it, the switches will move. He also has three other trainers, who will attack with electric Pokémon.
Vs. Lt. Surge Lt. Surge likes to use Electric Pokémon. He gets a real jolt out of them. Puns aside, a built up Ivy-saur or Geodude is your best bet. The Lt. will have only one Pokemon, Raichu, but it's at a very high level, Lv. 28. Once you defeat him, he will give you the Thunder Badge and the TM24.
: The Thunder Badge will increase the speed of all your Pokémon a little. It will also let you use FLY outside of battle, provided you have taught the move to a Pokémon using the FLY HM.
The exclusive ship is for only the most prestigious trainers. Flash the Ticket you got from Bill and step aboard! The word on the ship is that the Captain is seasick, and the ship can't leave port until he is well. Once aboard the ship, be sure to enter every cabin to search for items. However, some passengers won't be so pleased about being barged in on! The passengers mostly carry Water Pokémon, so put Pikachu at the head of the party. To gain the most experience possible, fight all the trainers aboard before you see the Captain.
How did Gary hook passage on this ship? Before you can ask, Gary is using a fake French accent and tossing Poké-balls at you. Slap the fake accent out of his mouth and continue on to the captain. The Captain is suffering from seasickness and the ship can't launch until he feels better. Help out the captain and he will be so grateful, he will reward you with a Hidden Machine, which teaches the CUT ability! After you help the captain, keep in mind that once you step off the ship, it will leave port for the open sea.
Vermilion City (revisited)
Go east to goto Route 11.
After defeating Lt. Surge, the path to the east will open and you will be able to proceed to Route 11. As you wander on the sidewalks, you will be challenged by no fewer than ten trainers, each with up to four Lv. 20 Pokémon. The wild Pokémon found here are not very strong, but they possess the power to make your monsters fall asleep! When you enter the toll gate, you'll be warned that the road is blocked ahead by a sleeping Snorlax! As long as you're here, you may as well go up into the observing tower. If you have 30 Pokémon, you will get an Itemfinder from Prof. Oak's aide!
Since Route 12 is blocked off, you will have to take a detour to Lavender Town. Return to the entrance to Route 11 and enter the cave opening. This is also the only place you will find Diglett and Dugtrio. They aren't terribly powerful, but there's a lot of them. You will emerge back on Route 2, on the other side of Vermilion Forest, where you couldn't go before. Go south to collect the items that you couldn't reach before. Inside the observing tower, Prof. Oak's aide awaits to give you the FLASH HM... as long as you have 15 Pokémon! You'll need it to enter Rock Tunnel.
Cerulean City (revisited)
Go east and use Cut on the bush which leads to Routes 9 & 10 where the Rock Tunnel is.
Routes 9 & 10
There, you can find TM 30. On the end, there is a river that leads to the Power Plant. You can`t go there until you have HM 03, which teaches Surf. In the same area as the Observing Tower, you will find someone who will trade you a Clefairy for a Mr. Mime. What can you do with a Mr. Mime? Maybe Mom could use it...
You must have the FLASH ability to make your way through this dark cavern. Though it's not nearly as confusing as Mt. Moon, you still have your work cut out for you in Rock Tunnel. This cave is mostly about endurance. Dangerous Machops and Onixs will constantly try to grind your monsters into gravel and Zubats swoop down to take a bite out of smaller victims. If that weren't enough, over 15 trainers await to challenge you. Most trainers will have Rock-Type Pokémon, so put a Plant Pokémon at the head of your group. Be sure to bring along a Diglett with the DIG ability. If you find yourself low on life out of battle, you can use the DIG ability to escape the cave. If you don't have a DIG ability, you can use an Escape Rope, available at all find Pokemarts. This works in any cave or building. Once you find the exit, you still have to get past a few more trainers before you reach Lavender Town.
In the northeast section of the town there is a big building, Pokémon Tower. In order to identify and fight the ghosts in the tower, you need the Silph Scope, which you can get in basement of the Game Corner in Celadon City after you defeat Giovanni. Come back here when you have the Silph Scope.
Instead of going south, go west to goto Route 8, that leads to the Undergound Path to Celadon City.
You`ll come to Route 7, which contains a lot of Pokémon in the grassy area. This leads to Celadon City, which you need to go to get a Silph Scope.
Celadon is the biggest city in the whole game of Pokémon. You will need to come to this city many times. You can get an Eevee by way of a back entrance to the Game Freak, Inc. building. Just goto the opening near the entrance you came from the Underground Path. Keep going until you meet a building, which is the Celadon Mansion. There is a hidden door behind it. Go in and walk to the top and get Eevee!! Use a stone from the PokéMart to evolve him into a Jolteon, a Flareon, or The Gym Leader, Erika, caters to Plant-type Pokémon. Beat her and get a TM that contains the best Plant attack.
Goto the Game Corner and talk to the Team Rocket member guarding a poster. Defeat him and press A at the poster to reveal a switch to Game Corner`s basement. Stumble through the Game Corner and defeat Giovanni to recieve his Silph Scope.
After defeating all the Team Rocket members in the tower (And Channelers, they`ve been cursed, if you didn`t know that.), you can save Mr. Fuji from them. He will give you the PokéFlute at his house. Go west from Lavender Town and you will find the underground passage to Celadon City.
Celadon Department Store
In this store you can buy many items, including Stones that will evolve your Pokémon, TMs, ability enhancers, etc. You should evolve all your Pokemon through the stones. On the roof level, pick up two Fresh Waters, one Soda Pop, and one Lemonade. Give one of each to the thirsty girl and she will give you 3 TMs.
Game Corner (Optional)
You can play the slot machines here, but you need a Coin Case and coins to play a slot machine. The Coin Case is located at the Diner, which is next to the Warehouse (If you don`t understand, it`s below the Game Corner.)Some of the people playing will give you coins. You can also buy coins, 50 of them for 1000. Also, walk around hitting A and you will find more coins. You can get TMs and Pokémon by trading in your coins at the Prize Exchange.
Go west from Celadon City. On this road, a Snorlax is sleeping, and you must wake him up. If you have the PokéFlute, you can wake him up and fight him. Before you get to the Snorlax, you will notice a bush that leads to another road. Cut it down and go up and left. Go through the building and into the house you find. The girl inside will give you HM 02, which contains Fly.
At first, the gate guards will not let you through the gates. First go to Celadon City Department Store, get something drink from a vending machine on 6th floor (there are 3 kinds, any will do), and go to the gate and give him the drink. There are 2 Gyms in this city. One of them is Saffron Dojo, where you can get Hitmonlee, the kick devil, or Hitmonchan, the punch devil. The other is Saffron's Gym, but first, there is a man in front of the Gym. In order to enter the Gym, you need to go to Silph Company, the biggest building in Saffron City, and defeat all Rocket Gang members in it and you get a Master Ball. After conquering Silph Company, you can enter Saffron Gym. The gym leader is Sabrina, who uses Psychic Pokémon. Also, after doing so the girl in the house at left will trade you Technical Machines for PokéDolls.
There are many Items and Rocket Gang members in here. Adding to it, you need to jump from point to point. You also need the Card Key to open doors. After defeating Giovanni, talk to the sitting man and he will give you Master Ball. It has a 100% chance of catching. Only use it for important Pokémon (Mewtwo).
Enter Route 12 from Lavender Town. Wake the Snorlax and capture it. Don`t worry, if you missed it, or made a mistake, there is another Snorlax. There is one item on a platform, but you can only reach it bu using Surf. Enter the house near the end. Talk to the man and he will give you the Super Rod, the best rod ever.
Head North to the Safari Zone. Also, the warden of Safari Zone will reward you with the HM 04 if you give him the Gold Teeth. (Found in Safari Zone)
At the end of Safari Zone there is a cottage called the "Secret House" where you will get HM 03 from a man inside. HM 03 contains Surf. Check everywhere to get the Gold Teeth. You can catch Safari Zone Pokémon by only using a Safari Ball. Make it stay by letting it eat. Make it mad and a little more easier to catch by throwing a rock.
Fuchsia City (revisited)
Give the Gold Teeth to the warden. If you want, go next door to recieve a Good Rod. Defeat Koga to recieve a badge and a TM
This is a cycling road so you need the Bike to go through. If you don't have the bike, go to Vermilion City and get the Bike Voucher from the Pokemon Fan Club president. Then go back to Cerulean City and get a Bike. In the second floor of the Watchhouse, there is another of Prof. Oak`s aides. Talk to him and recieve a Exp. All if you caught more than 50 Pokémon. The Exp. All splits Exp. Points to other Pokémon even if they don`t fight.
Power Plant (Optional)
Cross the water after you get out onto the other side of the Rock Tunnel. There are lots of Electric Pokemon in here. Also here is Zapdos, one of the Legendary Birds. To catch Zapdos, weaken him and use a Ultra Ball. Tip: Save your game before fight.
Cross the water after you get to Fuchsia City. Many Water Pokemon reside here, and it's a good chance to add to your collection. This is where Articuno, the Ice Bird is. Move boulders to the hole until they fall to the river so the current will stop. This will lead you to Articuno. Tip: Save your game before fighting Articuno.
South of Pallet Town is Cinnabar Island. Enter the Pokémon Laboratory and get some new Pokémon. Depending on what fossil you got in Mt. Moon, you can get Kabuto or Omanyte. You can also get Aerodactyl if you picked up the Old Amber in Pewter City's museum. Beat the Gym leader, Blaine and head north back to Viridian City.
Viridian City (revisited)
Here is the final Gym. After beating Giovanni, go west to the Pokémon League HQ.
Route 22 (revisited)
This route is the link between Victory Road and Viridian City, show to the guard your 8 Kanto medals to go through Victory Road
To pass here you will need the moves from HM 03 and HM 04. This is where you find Moltres, the Fire Bird.
Here is a PokéCenter and a PokéShop in one. Go though the door at the top to fight the Elite Four, a group of the most powerful trainers ever. All their Pokémon are over LV. 50, so be prepared. After facing the Elite Four, you will come up against Gary. Beat him and you will be the best Pokémon Trainer ever!
After you have beaten the Pokémon League, go back to Cerulean City. Northeast of Cerulean City in a cave is Mewtwo, the best Pokémon. I believe he is at LV. 70. It is possible to catch Mewtwo without the Master Ball. You only see him once in the whole game! Make him faint and you're out of luck... Tip: Save the game right in front of Mewtwo, so if you make him faint or you mess up in any way, you can just reset the game and try again.
Pokémon Yellow Walkthrough
The Beginning and Pallet Town
Like in the Red and Blue versions, you start out with Professor Oak giving you a lecture on Pokémon. You get to choose a name for yourself in the game, and your rival. After that, you appear in your house in Pallet town. Go to the computer in the corner, and you can get a Potion. Leave the house. You can go next door to your rival’s house, and his sister tells you that he’s over at Prof. Oak’s lab. Go to the lab, the large building below your rival’s house. You will find your rival there. He says that Prof. Oak told him to come because he was going to give him a Pokémon. Oak doesn’t seem to be around, though. Go outside again and walk up to the grass on the north end of Pallet Town. After two steps (wow! One more step than in the Red and Blue versions!) Oak runs after you, telling you that there are wild Pokémon in the grass. A Pikachu appears, and he captures it. He tells you not to go into long grass without your own Pokémon, then he takes you back to his lab. Your rival is still there, waiting. Oak tells you to take the Pokéball on the table, so try and go get it. Your rival runs over, pushes you out of the way, and grabs the Pokéball! Oak lets him take it, then gives you the wild Pikachu that he caught earlier. You get to choose a name for it. As you walk away, your rival calls after you, asking for a battle with your new Pokémon. This is the first fight of many you will have in the game. Your rival sends out Eevee, the Pokémon that he got, and you send out your Pikachu. Both of your Pokémon are at level 5. Your Pikachu knows Thundershock and Growl, his Eevee knows Tackle and Tail whip. The Eevee is easily defeated by a few Thundershocks, but if your Pikachu gets hurt badly you can use the Potion you got earlier to heal it. If you win, your Pikachu grows to L6 and learns Tail Whip. Your rival walks off. Strangely, your Pikachu comes out of its Pokéball. Oak says it will be happier if it stays outside. You can look at its face to see whether it is happy or not. Right now it looks pretty upset. Go outside and back to the grass that you first met Oak in. Continue upwards. You will fight your first wild Pokémon here, probably a Pidgey or Rattata. You can’t catch them until you buy some Pokéballs, so be patient and keep going upwards. Talk to the people you meet along the way. One of them will give you a free potion. After a while you will reach Viridian City.
Your Pikachu might be hurt from fighting, so go to the Pokémon Center to heal it. Pokémon Centers are buildings that say “PoKé” on the front. You can heal your Pokémon, switch Pokémon, get items, and other things in them. Walk up to the person at the desk with the Chansey beside her. She will heal your Pokémon. Leave the building. Now you need to get some Pokéballs. Go to the building that says “MART”. When you go inside, the salesperson gives you something to take to Prof. Oak. You need to go back to Oak’s lab in Pallet town. Give the item to Oak, and he will give you a Pokédex. It will keep track of which Pokémon you have seen and caught, and also have information on them. Go back to Viridian City, and to the Poké Mart again. Now you can buy things. Get a couple Pokéballs. Now you can go catch some Pokémon. Make sure Pikachu is healed, then go back into the grass below the city. When a Pidgey or Rattata appears, fight it until it has nearly fainted, then use a Pokéball. If the Pokémon is weak enough, you will catch it. Once you catch a Pokémon, go back to the Pokémon Center to heal it. Now you can fight with that Pokémon, as well as Pikachu. After you get a Rattata and Pidgey, walk to the left of Viridian. There will be a small patch of grass. Don’t walk above that grass yet. You can catch Spearow, Mankey, and Nidoran female and male. Catch a few. If you catch more than six Pokémon, they will go to Someone’s PC (later called Bill’s PC) on the computer in the Pokémon Center. You can switch them with other Pokémon in your team if you want. Once you have a team of six Pokémon, start training them. Walk around in the grass and KO other Pokémon. I recommend doing this until your Pikachu and one other Pokémon are at least level nine. Then you can go above that grass, but heal your Pokémon first because your rival will be there. He will fight you with a level 9 Spearow and a level 8 Eevee. If you win, you will get some money. Now you can heal your Pokémon once more, and then continue walking upwards to Viridian Forest.
There will be some new Pokémon here to look out for, like Caterpie and its evolution, Metapod. The evolved form of Pidgey, Pidgeotto, is also here, although it is very rare. A Caterpie is a very good Pokémon to have because it evolves very quickly. It will be a strong Butterfree by level 10. There are also a few trainers who have mostly bug-type Pokémon. If you have a Spearow, it will be very useful since its Peck attack is super effective against bugs. Walk through the forest, picking up items and fighting the Pokémon. This place is very good for gaining levels. After a while, you should make it to the top left corner of the screen, the entrance into Pewter City.
Like Viridian City, there is a Pokémon Center and a Poké Mart here. There is a road on the right that leads to Route 3 and Mt. Moon, but when you try to go there, a person leads you to the Pewter City Gym. You need to beat the gym leader before you can leave. At the upper part of the city is the Museum. You need to pay some money to get in, but they have some exhibits of Pokémon fossils that are pretty interesting. Later, when your Pokémon know the skill Cut, come back and enter the other part of the museum. Some people there will give you some Old Amber that is useful later. Train your Pokémon a bit more, then head to the gym.
Gym 1, Brock
Pokémon: Geodude L10, Skills: Tackle.
Onix L12, Skills: Bide, Bind, Screech, Tackle.
The people in Brock’s gym specialize in rock and ground Pokémon. You need to fight a few trainers before him. If they are easy for you, go ahead and fight Brock. If they are hard, level up your Pokémon some more. Brock starts with a Geodude at level 10 and then has an Onix at level 12. If you have a Butterfree that knows Confusion, it should beat him pretty easily. If not, start with a Pokémon that knows Leer, Growl, Tail whip, or some stat lowering move, use it a few times, then attack with stronger damaging moves. After you beat Brock, you get the Boulder Badge, which raises the attack of all your Pokémon by a little, and lets them use the skill Flash when you teach it to them. You also get TM 34. If you use it on one of your Pokémon, it will teach it the attack Bide.
Leave Pewter City to the right and keep walking along. There are a bunch of trainers along the way. After some more walking, you will find a Pokémon Center near the entrance to Mt. Moon. In the center, you will find a man who is selling a Magikarp. Magikarp is the worst Pokémon in the game (until it evolves), so don’t buy it unless you have extra money and really want it for some reason. You can easily catch Magikarp later. After healing your Pokémon, enter Mt. Moon.
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There are a lot of new Pokémon inside Mt. Moon. If you see a Clefairy, try and catch it! They are really rare! There are a lot of trainers around. After a while, you will get to the bottom floor, and run into a lot of people in black uniforms. This is the first time you need to beat Team Rocket. After beating a few Rockets, you will find a person guarding two fossils. Beat him, and he will let you choose one of the fossils to take. If you chose the dome fossil you can get Kabuto later, if you chose the helix fossil you can get Omanyte. After you get the fossils, Jesse and James show up, and try to get the fossil from you. They have an Ekans, Meowth and Koffing, all at level 14, and they are pretty easily beaten. Find the exit, and leave to Route 4.
Like the other cities, Cerulean has a Pokémon Center, a Poké Mart, and a gym. It also has a few other interesting things. In one of the buildings, you will find a woman with a few Pokémon, including a Bulbasaur. If your Pikachu is really, really happy, and about level 20 or above, she will give you the Bulbasaur. To the north of the town is a bridge with a bunch of trainers on it. When you near the bridge, your rival appears again, and fights you. He has a level 18 Spearow, a level 15 Sandshrew, a level 15 Rattata, and a level 17 Eevee. After you beat him, start heading across the bridge and fighting the trainers there, going back to the Pokémon Center when necessary. When you talk to the last trainer, he will give you a nugget, which you can sell at a Poké Mart for a lot of money. Then he tries to talk you into joining Team Rocket. You refuse, and fight him. North of the bridge is a trainer with a Pokéball beside him. If you talk to him, he says he is a bad trainer, then asks if you want his Pokémon. Say yes, because it’s a Charmander! He will give it to you. If you feel like you are ready to fight the gym leader, Misty, go back down to the gym and fight her.
Gym 2, Misty
Pokémon: Staryu L18, Skills: Tackle, Water Gun.
Starmie L21, Skills: Bubblebeam, Harden, Tackle, Water Gun.
Misty specializes in water-type Pokémon. If you have trained your Pikachu well, Misty should be very easy to beat. Bulbasaur, Oddish and Bellsprout do well against her, too. When you beat her you get the Cascade Badge, which makes all Pokémon up to level 30 obey you. It also lets your Pokémon use the skill Cut once they have learned it. She also gives you TM11, which teaches the water-type skill Bubblebeam.
Cross the bride again and head to the right. You will find a small patch of grass, and a ton of trainers. Try to catch a few Pokémon in the grass there, you can find the cool and rare Pokémon Abra in it. If one appears, try to paralyze it or just throw a Pokéball. Abras teleport away if you spend too long attacking them. If you catch an Abra, use a TM on it so it can fight. Once it evolves it will learn a lot of cool moves, but now it only knows teleport which will take you back to the last Pokémon center you were at if you use it out of battle. Now keep going to the right. Fight the trainers for experience if you want, but you can go around some of them. After a while, you will reach Bill’s house.
Bill is a Pokémaniac. You might have heard people talking about him in the Pokémon center. When you enter his house, you will find a Pokémon in it. To your Pikachu’s surprise (Pikachu makes some pretty funny faces here!), the Pokémon is really Bill! Help him get back to being himself by going over to his computer and turning on the transformer machine once he is inside it. As thanks for helping him, he will give you a ticket to a party on the S.S. Anne in Vermilion City. After you leave his house, visit him again and he will show you some information on Eevee and its evolutions. Now leave again and go back to Cerulean City. Find the house with the police officer in front of it. She will have moved away from the door so you can go in. Apparently, someone had broken into the house and stolen a Dig TM. Walk through the hole in the back wall and you will find a Team Rocket member in the back. Beat him, and he will give you the Dig TM. Now walk around the house, and keep walking down around the side of the city. You will get to a new place, Route 5.
Route 5 and Route 6
There is a lot of grass, and at the bottom is a house. This is the Daycare Center. If you want, you can leave a Pokémon with the person there, and he will raise it slowly. You need to pay some money to get it back. This is a great place to leave a Pokémon like Magikarp, but the daycare person seems to like replacing good attacks with bad ones that the Pokémon learns. If you want a good Pokémon on your team, you should probably raise it by yourself. At the bottom of Route 5 there are two other buildings. The larger one is a gatehouse to Saffron City. The guards won’t let you go there yet. Go into the other building. There is a girl there who will trade a Machoke for a Cubone, so come back later when you have an extra Cubone. When you trade, the Machoke will evolve into Machamp! In the building is a tunnel from Route 5 to Route 6. Go all the way through the tunnel. You will come out on Route 6. There is a lot of grass here, and some trainers. There is also a pond. Later, when you can surf, go back to the pond and surf on it. You can catch Psyduck and Golduck there. Keep heading down and you will get to Vermilion City.
There are a bunch of places to visit in this city, also the usual Pokémon Center, Poké Mart and gym. Next to the Pokémon canter is a building. Go inside. Talk to the man and he will give you an Old Rod. Use it when standing in front of some water, and you might catch a Magikarp. One of the buildings near the Poké Mart is a Pokémon Fan Club. When you walk in, your Pikachu falls in love with a Clefairy! Go talk to the president of the club. After listening to him talk about his Rapidash for a long time, he will give you a Bike Voucher. If you go back to the bike shop in Cerulean, you can exchange it for a bike. Now find the long dock on the southeast part of the city. Walk on it for a while, and you will find the S.S. Anne.
The S.S. Anne
Thanks to Bill, you can visit the S.S. Anne. It is full of trainers to battle, and has lots of items to pick up. Enter all the rooms you see, a lot of them have items in them, some have trainers wanting to fight. You can make a lot of money fighting the trainers on the ship. There are a lot of water Pokémon owned by sailors, so your Pikachu should come in handy. If your Pokémon get hurt, leave the ship, heal them, then come back. Here is how to fight all the trainers on the ship. When you first enter the ship, you are in a hall on the main deck. Go left, don’t go down the stairs, then go down. You will enter the Mess Hall. Search all the garbage cans, you will find a Great ball. They catch Pokémon more easily than Pokéballs. Now leave the hall and look at the right side of where you entered the ship. You will be on the lower deck. Fight all the trainers in the rooms. Go back up the stairs, and go down the stairs above the Mess Hall. Now walk down and go down the next set of stairs you find. Walk to the left and you will find a bunch of trainers at the bow of the ship. Go back to your right and up the stairs you just came down. To your right will be a long hall. There are a lot of trainers in the rooms. You might want to heal your Pokémon now, because your rival will appear at the end of the hall. His Pokémon are between levels 17 and 20. After beating him, go to your far right, then up. Go down the stairs. You will find the Captain there. He is really seasick, but if you go up to him and talk, you will rub his back and make him feel better. As thanks, he will give you HM01, Cut. Teach it to one of your Pokémon, but be careful, that Pokémon can never forget it once it has learned it. Leave the ship and it will sail off.
Gym 3, Lt. Surge
Pokémon: Raichu L28. Skills: Growl, Mega Kick, Mega Punch, Thunder Bolt.
Now you should be ready to face the gym leader. He specializes in electric Pokémon, so ground Pokémon like Sandshrew, Diglett and Geodude or a Pokémon that knows Dig will beat him pretty easily. If you want to beat him really, really easily, and you have a Nidorino or Nidorina and a Moon Stone, use the Moon Stone to evolve your Nidorino/a into a really strong poison/ground-type. Go to the gym. Cut down the tree in your way. Unlike the other gym leaders, you need to solve a puzzle to get to Lt. Surge. Along with the usual trainers you can beat, the room is full of garbage cans. Look in them. After a while, you will find a switch in one. The other switch will be in a can next to the first one. After pressing both switches, a door opens, and you get to fight Lt. Surge in there.
He only has one Pokémon, but it’s still pretty hard to beat. After beating him you will get a Thunder Badge, which will let you use Fly when your Pokémon know it. It also increases the speed of your Pokémon by a bit. He also gives you TM24, Thunderbolt, which is probably the coolest electric move in the game. Your Pikachu will learn it by itself later, so you can teach it to a different Pokémon.
Route 11 is to the right of Vermilion City. There are a lot of trainers, and a huge amount of grass. You can find a new Pokémon here, Drowzee. The building at the far right leads to Route 12. If you go through, though, you will find that a sleeping Snorlax blocks the way. In the building, go up the stairs. Professor Oak’s Aide is at the top, and he will give you an Item Finder if you have caught at least 30 different Pokémon.
The entrance to Diglett’s Cave is near the dock that leads to the S.S. Anne. Enter the cave, and go to the other side. Along the way, you will get attacked by tons of Digletts. There are also Dugtrio, but they are really rare. Find the exit at the other end of the cave, and leave. You will find yourself at somewhere familiar.
When you leave Diglett’s Cave you will be back on Route 2, next to Viridian Forest. Walk down and pass the house. There is a man in it who will trade his Mr. Mime for a Clefairy. Cut down the tree, and keep going downwards. Eventually, you should find a big house. Go inside and talk to the people. They will tell you about HM05, Flash, and if you have caught 10 different kinds of Pokémon, they will give it to you! Leave the house and go down the rest of the way, there are items lying around there. If you go back to Viridian and Cut a few bushes down, someone should give you TM42, Dream Eater. Now go all the way back to Cerulean City.
Route 9 and 10
All are Common
Go through the burglarized house again, but this time leave the city using the path on the far right. It should be blocked by a tree that you can Cut down. Keep walking right. You are now on Route 9, which is filled with other trainers who will fight you. Go to the far right. There is a patch of grass that has the usual common Pokémon, and a few new ones, Machop and Magnemite. (Note: when you can Surf, come back here to get to the Power Plant). Walk down and you will arrive at a Pokémon Center, and the entrance to the Rock Tunnel.
When your Pokémon are at higher levels, come back to route 10 and Surf down to the Power Plant. There are a lot of items here, and electric Pokémon to catch. Also, the second Legendary Bird, Zapdos, is near the exit.
The electric/flying Zapdos, like the other Legendary Birds, is very hard to catch. Save the game before trying to get it! You will need a ton of Ultra Balls, and a Pokémon with a sleep/freeze/paralyze attack will be really helpful, too. Zapdos is at level 50. Try to get it down to just a few HP. It is hard to hit with Poké Balls, you need to put it to sleep, paralyze it, or freeze it to be able to hit it better.
Be sure to heal your Pokémon before entering, there are a lot of wild Pokémon and trainers in here. You probably should have a water, grass, ground, or psychic Pokémon in your team. You also need a Pokémon that knows Flash, or you will have a REALLY hard time getting through. When you first enter the tunnel, everything will be dark. Have your Pokémon use Flash to light the place. It’s hard to show how to get through the tunnel without pictures, but I will try to explain. Walk down and to your right, fight the trainer, then go up until you find a ladder. Go down it. Now walk down a few steps, then go to your left. Go up when you can. Keep going up and right. There will be a few trainers. Eventually you should find a ladder. Go up the ladder, then head down and to your right. There will be a trainer, and a ladder above him. Go down the ladder. Walk left and up, there will be some trainers. There is a ladder at the top left corner of the screen. Go up it (you are nearly out!).Now walk down, past the two trainers, then to your left. There will be another trainer, then a sign. The exit is the ladder near the sign. There are four trainers after you exit the tunnel. If you need to heal your Pokémon badly, take the path to your right and walk around the trainers. You will arrive in Lavender Town
The people in Lavender Town are all talking about Team Rocket and how cruel they are to Pokémon. They have killed a Cubone’s mother! Before you try to stop Team Rocket, there are a lot of things that you can do in Lavender Town. They are selling a new and important item at the Poké Mart, Revive. It costs 1,500p, but it will revive a fainted Pokémon and restore half its HP. The building under the Pokémon Center is the Abandoned Pokémon House, where Mr. Fuji takes care of abandoned Pokémon. Mr. Fuji is being held at the top of the Pokémon Tower, you’ll have to save him later. In the second house is someone with a Cubone. The Cubone’s mother had been killed by Team Rocket. The final house is the home of the Name Rater. He will let you change the nicknames of your Pokémon. Did you get your male and female symbols mixed up, so you were surprised when your Nidoran, Bob, evolved into Nidorina? The Name Rater can help you. Now look at the huge, tall building at the upper right of the city. That is the Pokémon tower. Enter, and you will find a lot of people grieving for their dead Pokémon. You can climb the stairs, but you won’t get very far. You will get attacked by unidentified ghosts, which will scare your Pokémon so much that they can’t attack! Also, your rival will be there, on the second floor. He has Pokémon from level 22 to 25. You will need to exit the tower, and come back when you have a Silph Scope, which will identify the ghosts.
Leave Lavender Town to your right. There are a lot of trainers here. You should fight them for experience, because there is another gym leader coming up. You can’t get through the gate to your left, yet, but there is another underground passage to Route 7. Go all the way through the passage (you can bike if you want to save time). Exit the tunnel, then go up and left. You will arrive at Celadon City.
Celadon has the largest department store in the Pokémon world. Like Lavender Town, you might hear complaints about Team Rocket. Before you go to beat them, take a while to explore and go shopping. One of the larger buildings near the Pokémon Center is Celadon Mansion. If you enter from the front there are some people to talk to on a few floors. One of the floors has the people who made the game. Come back there after you have completed your Pokédex and they will give you an award. Now go around to the back of the mansion and enter through the secret door. Climb all the stairs, and you will find a room with a man and a Pokéball on a table. Get the Pokéball. There is an Eevee inside! Eevee is a cool and unique Pokémon that can evolve into three forms (five in Gold and Silver). You might have heard about it on Bill’s computer. Now leave the mansion and go to the huge building Celadon Department Store. Here is a list of the floors and all the stuff you can buy on them:
Celadon Department Store
Floor 1: Service Counter
Nothing to buy.
Floor 2: Trainer’s Market
Great Ball- p600
Super Potion- p700
Super Repel- p500
Burn Heal- p250
Ice Heal- p250
Paralyz Heal- 200
TM32 (Double Team)- p1000
TM33 (Reflect)- p1000
TM02 (Razor Wind)- p2000
TM07 (Horn Drill)- p2000
TM37 (Egg Bomb)- p2000
TM01 (Mega Punch)- p3000
TM05 (Mega Kick)- p3000
TM09 (Take Down)- p3000
TM17 (Submission)- p3000
Floor 3: TV Game Shop
TM18 (Counter)- Free! Talk to the man at the counter by the stairs.
Floor 4: Wiseman Gifts
X Accuracy- p950
Guard Spec- p700
Dire Hit- p650
X Attack- p500
X Defend- p550
X Speed- p350
X Special- 350
Poké Doll- p1000
Fire Stone- p2100
Water Stone- p2100
Leaf Stone- p2100
Floor 5: Drug Store
HP Up- p9800
Rooftop Square: Vending Machines
Fresh Water- p200
Soda Pop- p300
TM 13 (Ice Beam)- Give the girl on the top floor Fresh Water.
TM48 (Rock Slide)- Give the girl on the top floor Soda Pop.
TM49 (Tri Attack)- Give the girl on the top floor Lemonade.
Be sure to have an extra water, soda, or lemonade left over for the guards around Saffron City. If you give it to them, they will let you through. The drinks can also be used as Potions. In the middle of Celadon City is a house with a lake in front of it. When you can Surf, come back and talk to the person by the house. She will give you TM41, Softboiled, which only Chansey and Mew can learn.
Gym 4, Erika
Pokémon: Tangela L30, Skills: Bind, Constrict, Mega Drain, Vine Whip.
Weepinbell L32, Skills: Acid, Razor Leaf, Sleep Powder, Stun Spore.
Gloom L32, Skills: Acid, Petal Dance, Sleep Powder, Stun Spore.
Erika specializes in grass-type Pokémon. Her gym is full of plants. You will need to Cut a few down to get to her. Like usual, there are a bunch of smaller trainers to face before Erika. Use them to level up and make sure that you can face her. She is the trainer that looks different from the others. If you have fire Pokémon, they will be very useful against her. So will psychics, poison-types, and bugs. After beating her, you will get the Rainbow Badge. It raises your Pokémon’s attack by a bit, and makes all Pokémon up to level 50 obey you. You also get TM21, which is the grass-type move Mega Drain. It does a lot of damage and heals you at the same time. Great for teaching Bulbasaurs!
The Game Corner
You may hear some people around the city complaining about the Game Corner, a big gambling place. One person will give you a Coin Case if you talk to him. You can use it to store coins that you win playing the slots. You can exchange those coins for prizes at the building next to the Game Corner. Here is what you can get:
TM15 (Hyper Beam)- 5500c
TM23 (Dragon Rage)- 3300c
TM50 (Substitute)- 7700c
There are a lot of ways to get coins besides playing the slots or buying them. Walk around and talk to the people in the Game Corner. A lot of them will give you coins to make you go away. You can also walk around pressing the A button a lot, there are many hidden coins on the floor that you will find.
Team Rocket’s Hideout
In the back of the Game Corner is a suspicious looking person who is guarding a poster. Fight him, and he will go away. When you examine the poster more closely, you will find a hidden switch. It opens the door into Team Rocket’s hideout. This is a very annoying building. It’s full of Rocket people, who sometimes have poison Pokémon, and there are a lot of propulsion pads on the floor, which force you to move in one direction until you hit another pad that stops you. Your goal in this building is to defeat Giovanni, the head of TR, who is on the fourth floor down. Before you get to him, you need to get the Lift Key from a Rocket on another part of the fourth floor down. After beating him, talk to him again and he will drop the key. Now find the lift and take it to Giovanni. Before you can enter his room, you get attacked my Jessie and James again. They still have Meowth, Koffing, and Ekans, at level 25.
Giovanni is the head of Team Rocket. He specializes in ground and rock Pokémon, but also has a Persian. He starts out with a level 25 Onix, then a level 24 Rhyhorn, and finishes with his level 29 Persian. Once you beat him, he gives you a Silph Scope, which will let you identify the ghosts in the Pokémon Tower of Lavender Town. Go back there.
The Pokémon Tower
Now that you have the Silph Scope, you can catch ghost Pokémon and rescue Mr. Fuji. Your rival is on the second floor, if you haven’t beaten him already. There are a lot of items lying around and Channelers to fight. And it turns out the ghosts are Gastlys and Haunters, although Haunters are rare. Normal and fighting moves don’t work on ghosts, and ghosts don’t have weaknesses, but these are ghost/poison types. Treat them like poison Pokémon and attack with psychic, rock, and ground. They really aren’t that hard to beat, after all. Keep going up the stairs. If you need to heal your Pokémon, keep heading up. There is a square on the ground by a Channeler that will completely heal all your Pokémon. When you get near the stairs on one of the floors, you get attacked by a different ghost, the Cubone’s mother that Team Rocket killed. This Marowak is pretty tough, and can’t be caught. When you get to the seventh floor, Jessie and James appear once again, but now their Pokémon are at level 27, and Koffing and Ekans have evolved into Weezing and Arbok. After beating them, Mr. Fuji takes you to his house and gives you his Poké Flute, which will let you wake up the Snorlaxes blocking routes 12 and 16.
Get to Route 16 by leaving on the left side of Celadon City. There should be a big sleeping Pokémon blocking the road. It’s a Snorlax! Play the Poké Flute to wake it up. Try to catch it, it’s pretty good. You will need a few Ultra Balls or a lot of Great Balls and some patience. It knows Rest, a move which completely recovers its self, but puts its self to sleep, too. After catching/KOing the Snorlax, you can pass it. But first, Cut down the tree that you passed before the Snorlax. Walk behind it and talk to the girl in the building. She will give you HM02, Fly, which lets your flying Pokémon carry you to towns that you have already visited. This is a really useful move! Now head inside the building past where the Snorlax was. It’s the entrance to Cycling Road.
If you have your bicycle along with you, you can enter Cycling Road. There are a lot of trainers there, and their Pokémon are mostly fighting and poison types (psychic Pokémon will come in handy here!) from levels 26 to 33. They aren’t very hard to beat. Continue on down the slope. When you get to the bottom, exit, and you will be at Fuchsia City.
This is a cool city, mainly because of the Safari Zone. There’s the usual stuff you find in a city, you can buy Ultra Balls at the mart now. There is also another gym leader here. He’s pretty strong, so take some time to train your Pokémon a bit more before trying to beat him.
Gym 5, Koga
Pokémon: Venonat L44, Skills: Psychic, Sleep Powder, Tackle, Toxic.
Venonat L46, Skills: Psybeam, Psychic, Supersonic, Toxic.
Venonat L48, Skills: Double Edge, Psychic, Sleep Powder, Toxic.
Venomoth L50, Skills: Double Team, Leech Life, Psychic, Toxic.
Koga is a really tough gym leader to beat in the Yellow version. Be sure to get lots of awakenings, antidotes, and potions. If you have a strong Pokémon that knows Rest and a Poké Flute, you will have a pretty easy time beating him, but first you have to get to him. Koga’s gym is full of invisible walls. If you have a color Gameboy, you can see the walls if you look closely. If not, you need to slowly find your way through them. Once you have beaten Koga, you get the Soul Badge. It raises your Pokémon’s defense and lets you Surf when you have gotten HM03. He also gives you TM06, Toxic, which you are probably familiar with after fighting him. It poisons the other Pokémon and doubles the poison damage each turn.
The Safari Zone
If you want to complete your Pokédex, you need to spend a lot of time and money here. You have to pay 500p to get in, but it’s worth it. You get 30 Safari Balls to catch Pokémon with. You don’t get to fight them like normal, you have to throw rocks and bait at them to make them easier to catch. The zone is also divided into four areas: Main, 1, 2, and 3. Here are the Pokémon you can catch in each area:
Main Area: Nidoran (m), Nidorino, Nidoran (f), Rhyhorn, Exeggcute, Paras, Parasect, Chansey, and Tangela. Fish for Magikarp, Dratini and Dragonair.
Area 1: Cubone, Marowak, Exeggcute, Nidoran (m), Nidoran (f), Nidorina, Lickitung, Scyther, Tauros, and Chansey. Fish for Magikarp and Dratini.
Area 2: Cubone, Exeggcute, Kangaskhan, Nidoran (m), Nidoran (f), Nidorina, Pinsir, Rhyhorn, and Scyther.
Area 3: Cubone, Marowak, Exeggcute, Nidoran (m), Nidorino, Nidoran (f), Pinsir, Tangela, and Tauros.
Some of the Pokémon are really, really common, others are very rare. The rarest are Kangaskhan, Chansey, Scyther, Pinsir, Tauros, Tangela, Lickitung, Dratini, and Dragonair. They are also the hardest to catch. There are a few other things in the Safari Zone that are really important. Pick up all the items lying around, especially the ones in Area 3. You need the Gold Teeth! Also, there are two buildings in Area 3. In one of them, a person will give you HM03, Surf. This is a very good move in battle, one of the best water-type moves. It also lets your Pokémon carry you over water. When you are out of the safari zone again, go to the Game Warden’s house. He seems to be having a hard time talking. If you give him his teeth, he will give you the last HM, HM04, Strength. It lets your strong Pokémon move boulders. Now you need to head to Saffron City to get the badge there. By now your Pokémon are probably close to being over level 50, so you need the Marsh badge to keep them obeying you.
You can enter the city from any of the four gatehouses around it. Be sure to bring Fresh Water, Soda Pop, or Lemonade along with you, you need to give it to the guards to get through. There is a ton of stuff to do in this city. Two gyms (one unofficial), lots of people to talk to, lots of items to get, and Team Rocket to beat. Go into every house, and talk to everyone you can. Mr. Psychic will give you a really cool TM29, Psychic, which is the strongest Psychic move in the game. There are a lot of Team Rocket members around, and even one blocking the door to the gym! You need to do something about that. Go into the biggest building, the Silph Co. headquarters.
This is the largest building in the game, and it’s full of Rockets. Their Pokémon’s experience levels are 25 and up. Talk to everyone, there are a lot of scared employees who will give you things. There are also a ton of items lying on the floor. There is an elevator, plus lots of things on the ground that transport you to different floors. There is even a person and some beds that act like a Pokémon Center on the ninth floor. If you want to get through this building as fast as possible, do this: On the fifth floor, in a narrow hall near the bottom right of the screen is the Card Key. This item opens closed doors. You will need to fight a couple Rockets to get to the key. After you get it, go to the third floor. There is one door that you can unlock, leading to a small room with another door and a transport pad. Ignore the door and step on the pad. You will now be in a small room with an employee and your rival. Fight your rival. His Eevee will have evolved into Jolteon, Flareon or Vaporeon (Vaporeon if you lost the first battle against him, Flareon if you won the first battle but lost or skipped the battle in Viridian City, and Jolteon if you won both battles). His Pokémon are from level 35 to level 40, and his team is nearly set. If you have a really hard time beating him, you might want to change your team a bit. After beating him, talk to the other person in the room. He will give you a Lapras. Now go on the other transport pad in the room. You will be attacked by Jessie and James again. They still have Arbok, Weezing, and Meowth, now at level 31. Beat them, then go inside the office. Fight Giovanni. His Pokémon are now levels 35 to 41, he has some strong ground types, plus some high level Nidoran. After beating him, all the Rockets leave, unblocking the entrances to a lot of buildings and the gym. Go in all the buildings, some people will give you items.
The Fighting Dojo
There is a smaller, unofficial gym near the big one. This one specializes in fighting Pokémon. Beat all the trainers (Psychic and flying Pokémon do well here). When you beat the leader of the gym, you get to choose either a Hitmonlee or a Hitmonchan as your prize.
Gym 6, Sabrina
Pokémon: Abra L50, Skills: Flash.
Kadabra L50, Skills: Kinesis, Psychic, Psywave, Recover.
Alakazam L50, Skills: Psychic, Psywave, Recover, Reflect.
Sabrina is one of the harder gym leaders to beat, and it’s also difficult to get to her. There are a lot of rooms in her gym, all with teleporters and trainers. Most of the trainers have psychic or ghost Pokémon. You need to use the teleporters to get from room to room until you find Sabrina. She specializes in psychic Pokémon. She has an Abra, Kadabra, and Alakazam, all at level 50. The Abra is pretty easy to beat if you have a Pokémon that knows Swift. The Abra only knows Flash which lowers your accuracy, but Swift hits all the time so it doesn’t matter. Attacks that aren’t special do a lot of damage to Sabrina’s Pokémon, because of their low defense. If you have a Pokémon that knows Slash or Dig, you shouldn’t have much trouble beating her. When you win, you get the Marsh Badge, which makes all Pokémon up to level 70 obey you. You also get TM 46, Psywave.
Go back to Fuchsia City, and walk south until you end up on a beach with a house (If you have a Surfing Pikachu, you can play the Pikachu’s Beach mini game by talking to the man in the house) and some trainers. Surf down, then to your left. There are a lot of Tentacool in the water, and some trainers to fight. After a while you will reach the Seafoam Islands. Go onto the land, and enter the cave.
The Seafoam Islands
Fish for Krabby, Kingler, Staryu. Surf for Staryu, Tentacool.
This is another long and annoying dungeon. The good news is you can skip it, but it takes a lot of backtracking and you miss the chance to catch another legendary bird. If you aren’t interested in catching some high-level aquatic Pokémon, and don’t want to catch Articuno, go back to Pallet town and surf down. You should arrive at Cinnabar Island. Skip ahead in the walkthru a bit until you get to the part about Cinnabar. If you want to get through the islands and catch Articuno, keep reading. After entering the island, explore around a bit. On the bottom floor, you will find some water, but the current is too fast to surf in. You need to stop the current with boulders. On some of the floors, you will find boulders on the ground near holes in the floor. Push the boulders through the holes using Strength, then jump down after them. After a while, you will have blocked the current. Surf around, and you will find a small island with a bird sitting on it. That is Articuno, the legendary bird of ice. After catching Articuno, you can exit by climbing up a few ladders in a row. The first ladder is on land near the bottom right of the screen. The other ladders are near the places where the first ladder leads. You will soon be at the exit. Now Surf left to get to Cinnabar Island.
Like Zapdos, you will need some luck and a ton of Ultra Balls to capture this ice and flying Pokémon. Save the game before fighting it! There is only one Articuno in the game, so you don’t want to K.O. it accidentally. Put it to sleep, freeze it, or paralyze it, then get it down to a few HP and keep throwing Ultra Balls until you catch it.
For such a small island, there is a lot of stuff to do. (Note for people who have played Red and Blue: The Missingno. cheat doesn’t work here). There’s the seventh gym, but the door is locked right now. There’s the usual Poké Center and Mart. There are two other buildings. The upper one is the Pokémon House, the bottom one is the Pokémon Lab. Go in the lab. There are a lot of people in the rooms inside who want to trade, and there is something very cool in the last room. If you give your Helix Fossil, Dome Fossil, or Old Amber to the scientist, he will turn them into Omanyte, Kabuto, or Aerodactyl for you. Now go in the Pokémon House.
The Pokémon House
Pokémon: Rattata, Raticate, Growlithe, Grimer, Muk, Ditto.
Your mission in this building is to get the key to the gym. There are also some new Pokémon to catch, and some cool TMs. There are journal entries lying around, read them to learn about some interesting Pokémon, Mew and Mewtwo. Also, the statues have secret switches in them. They close all the open doors and open all the closed doors. When you first enter the building, walk down the hall until you find some stairs. Go up the stairs. Go in the room on the upper left of the floor and go up the stairs. Walk to the right a little then down. You may have to push the switch on the statue to open the door. There is a scientist standing in front of two parts of the wall, which seem to have broken away. Jump off the larger part farther away from the scientist (jumping off the other part returns you to the second floor). Go down the stairs near the two rows of plants. You are now in the basement. In the room to your left is the TM for a really good skill, Blizzard. Push the switch on the statue. Now go to the far right again and go up through the newly opened door. Walk up, past the scientist, and into the room with all the beds. Push the switch. Leave the room and go all the way to the left. There is a table with TM22, Solar Beam, the strongest grass-type move. In the room below you, you will find the Secret Key. Now leave the house and go to the gym.
Gym 7, Blaine
Pokémon: Ninetales L48, Skills: Confuse Ray, Flamethrower, Quick Attack, Tail Whip.
Rapidash L50, Skills: Fire Spin, Growl, Stomp, Take Down.
Arcanine L54, Skills: Fire Blast, Flamethrower, Reflect, Take Down.
Blaine’s gym is locked with a key that you need to find in the basement of the Pokémon House. Once you have the key, you can enter the gym. There are many locked doors in front of Blaine. You can open them by answering a quiz question on the computer terminals near each door, or by beating the trainer near them. The trainers in this gym specialize in fire Pokémon. You can easily beat them with ground, rock, or water types. Kabutops and Omastar are really useful, they are both rock and water. Once you have beaten Blaine, he gives you the Volcano Badge. This raises your Pokémon’s special a bit. He also gives you TM38, Fire Blast, which is the strongest fire-type move in the game.
Okay, you’re very near the end of the game now. Surf up from Cinnabar Island and you will arrive back in Pallet town, you’ve gone around in a big circle. Go up to Viridian City. Remember that gym there that was closed? It’s open now. Raise your Pokémon a bit more, and then go to battle the final gym leader.
Gym 8, Giovanni
Pokémon: Dugtrio L50, Skills: Dig, Earthquake, Fissure, Sand Attack.
Persian L53, Skills: Double Team, Fury Swipes, Screech, Slash.
Nidoqueen L53, Skills: Double Kick, Earthquake, Tail Whip, Thunder.
Nidoking L55, Skills: Double Kick, Earthquake, Leer, Thunder.
Rhydon L55, Skills: Earthquake, Fury Attack, Horn Drill, Rock Slide.
After you get the first seven badges, the gym in Viridian City opens back up. The gym is full of trainers with strong ground-type Pokémon, plus those annoying transport pads like at Team Rocket’s headquarters. Speaking of Team Rocket, the gym leader is Giovanni, the head of TR! Once you beat him, you get the Earth Badge, which will make any Pokémon of any level obey you. You also get TM27, Fissure, which is very inaccurate but KOs any (not flying) Pokémon in one hit.
Route 22 and 23
Go to the left of Viridian City, the place where you caught Nidoran near the beginning of the game. Once again, your rival is there. It seems like he’s already tried to beat the Elite Four, and wants to show you how tough they are. If you beat him easily, continue. If not, take some time to level up your Pokémon some more. Now continue to your left until you find a building, the entrance to Route 23. Head upwards, there are guards that make sure you have enough badges to continue. When you reach the top, go through the door to Victory Road.