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User Info: jw91

jw91
1 month ago#1
This assumes, of course, that you went in BLIND and did not use any sort of guide.

Another set of variables is the fact that all of us are of different ages and got into the franchise at different times, with or without Internet aid, so this list will never be "definitive" per se. Example: I played RB before I even saw the anime, so any info gleaned from the show was not available to me. I also generally didn't have access to the internet for these purposes until about Gen III.

For me it was mostly these...

Whitney: Her Miltank could REALLY wreck you if you weren't expecting it, and if it got to using Rollout, forget about it, you would die before you could blink unless you could hit her hard with a fighting-type move.

Brock (if you chose Charmander): Yes, he's mostly a pushover, but the solution to beating him is not immediately obvious to a total series beginner who chose Charmander, especially since many beginning players in Gen I could easily miss Mankey or not know that double-kick is a fighting-type move.

Misty (if you chose Charmander): Also a pushover, but in order to beat her with Charmander, you had to catch a grass type, of which you could pretty much pick between a freshly-caught (thus under-leveled) Oddish, Paras, or Bellsprout, which, even with type advantage, would've been under-leveled for the job. You had to grind them up.The fact that she could also confuse you was the cherry on top. I managed to beat her the first time in 1996 by stone-evolving my Nidorino after none of the weak grass types could hack it. Even with the ground-type weakness the stat boost was enough to get it done.

That's pretty much it for me really. In retrospect, the solutions were obvious. But hindsight's 20/20.

There's also stuff like Lenora's retaliate B.S., but I never lost to her or any other gym leaders.

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Sivle15
1 month ago#2
That ghost gym leader on GSC was for me. I never level grind like i usually do, and his gengar keep putting me to sleep. I didnt have any psychic/ground moves on me for any Super Effective hirs either. And his gengar was much faster than most of my pokemon.
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Legendary_Musas
1 month ago#3
The only hard gym leader in the franchise imo is Clair in Johto. Her Kingdra was a nightmare, it had only one weakness during gen 2/4, and the only Dragon type Pokemon available before actually beating her was another Kingdra, which is impossible without trading. Plus water/dragon has amazing coverage, with nothing resisting it in GSC/HGSS.
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User Info: Skull_pro

Skull_pro
1 month ago#4
jw91 posted...
This assumes, of course, that you went in BLIND and did not use any sort of guide.

Another set of variables is the fact that all of us are of different ages and got into the franchise at different times, with or without Internet aid, so this list will never be "definitive" per se. Example: I played RB before I even saw the anime, so any info gleaned from the show was not available to me. I also generally didn't have access to the internet for these purposes until about Gen III.

For me it was mostly these...

Whitney: Her Miltank could REALLY wreck you if you weren't expecting it, and if it got to using Rollout, forget about it, you would die before you could blink unless you could hit her hard with a fighting-type move.

Brock (if you chose Charmander): Yes, he's mostly a pushover, but the solution to beating him is not immediately obvious to a total series beginner who chose Charmander, especially since many beginning players in Gen I could easily miss Mankey or not know that double-kick is a fighting-type move.

Misty (if you chose Charmander): Also a pushover, but in order to beat her with Charmander, you had to catch a grass type, of which you could pretty much pick between a freshly-caught (thus under-leveled) Oddish, Paras, or Bellsprout, which, even with type advantage, would've been under-leveled for the job. You had to grind them up.The fact that she could also confuse you was the cherry on top. I managed to beat her the first time in 1996 by stone-evolving my Nidorino after none of the weak grass types could hack it. Even with the ground-type weakness the stat boost was enough to get it done.

That's pretty much it for me really. In retrospect, the solutions were obvious. But hindsight's 20/20.

There's also stuff like Lenora's retaliate B.S., but I never lost to her or any other gym leaders.

Misty is no pushover. Starmie has very high stats for that point in the game, only rivaled (or beaten?) Gardenia with her Roserade.
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ILikePotaters
1 month ago#5
Everyone in Kalos lol

But when u first played the game I didn't know that rock resisted flying so I would never send in my Armaldo against Winona.
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User Info: Skull_pro

Skull_pro
1 month ago#6
ILikePotaters posted...
Everyone in Kalos lol

But when u first played the game I didn't know that rock resisted flying so I would never send in my Armaldo against Winona.

Winona is from Hoenn, brah.
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1 month ago#7
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Skull_pro
1 month ago#8
Withney: for the same reasons as everyone.

Morty: Having a level 25 Gengar this early in the game means it's very hard to outspeed it, and he has the nasty tendency to never miss with Hypnosis.

RSE Norman: He had two illegals Slakings. And even with Truant, that's still the equivalent of fighting two legendaries.

Platinum Camdice: I don't know why, but I remember having quite a bit of trouble with it.

And if they count:

Totem Lurantis. That thing killed me more times than I can count.
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Sivle15
1 month ago#9
Why do people have trouble with whitney and her miltank? I didnt have much trouble on Crystal. Unless it was buffed out on HGSS. I just used Rocky(onix from trading bellsprout to that kid) and teached him rock smash. That and curse with my gastly did good damage to it.
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Saintpara
1 month ago#10
Not a gym leader but Cynthia actually beat me twice in a row. I had enough items to heal myself up before fighting her but it actually got down to me spamming items on Infernape and hoping she missed so I could get an extra turn to revive another Pokemon. I don't even remember what went wrong but I do remember wiping twice to her.
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