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User Info: Calmlander

Calmlander
6 months ago#1
So it's my first time playing a Pokemon game, i've started playing and winnig some battles and i've visited the first city.

I have Charmander with my, as i like dragons. Is possible to complete the game just with him, till the secret islands and Mewtwo? Or i'll be forced to capture more pokemons?

One or two more i'll be fine, but i'm not keen in capture dozens and keep them in the balls wihout using them.

Thanks in advance!
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Eevee-Trainer
6 months ago#2
Calmlander posted...
I have Charmander with my, as i like dragons. Is possible to complete the game just with him, till the secret islands and Mewtwo? Or i'll be forced to capture more pokemons?

You'll have to capture someone for Surf and probably for other HMs as necessary (Flash comes to mind). You can absolutely play through the game using Charmander as your main go-to fighter though, but you'll have to catch at least a few for HMs.

Also the first two Gyms might prove to be a little difficult if all you have is Charmander. Not impossible, but definitely not pleasant.
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User Info: Calmlander

Calmlander
6 months ago#3
Thanks for the quick response, much appreciated!

I read something about the HM, how many are necessary? I know i'll have to learn Cut for some trees, and now you're telling me Surf and Flash. Is there any pokemon i can teach those three?

And yeah, i realized the first Gym is rock based and Charmander is having a hard time there, i'll have to grind a bit.
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Eevee-Trainer
6 months ago#4
https://pokemondb.net/firered-leafgreen/hms

This is a chart that lists off each Pokemon and what HMs they can learn. I'm not sure which are strictly required. Fly isn't, but beyond that I don't really know - it's been a long time since I played FireRed.
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User Info: Calmlander

Calmlander
6 months ago#5
Thanks! That'll help a lot
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User Info: Calmlander

Calmlander
6 months ago#6
Another question. Sorry!

Do i have to capture 60 pokemon to unlock the postgame content? I read with 60 pokemon the National Pokedex is awarded to the player and then i can travel to the islands and fight the legendary pokemon.

Is necessary to get the national dex to unlock that content?
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pokedude7
6 months ago#7
I believe that the only thing needed to catch 60 pokemon to unlock is the National 'dex.
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User Info: Element-17

Element-17
6 months ago#8
The required HM's for Kanto are Cut, Surf, and Strength. Fly and Flash can absolutely help, but are technically optional. Fly gives you quick access to previously visited locations and Flash makes navigating a dungeon easier.

The National Dex (60 Pokémon owned) is strictly required to access most of the postgame content (i.e. the Sevii Islands). You can reach Islands One, Two, and Three without it, but Four and above will be locked. Please note that this is not directly related to the Legendaries, as they can be obtained before fighting the Elite Four.
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gbchaosmaster
6 months ago#9
Note that you only need to keep the HM slaves in your party; you don't have to actually use them in battle. And this will make the game easier for you, as the experience earned won't be split.
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User Info: Calmlander

Calmlander
6 months ago#10
Thank you so much guys, you really are helping. After all your advice, i decided to restart with Bulbasaur instead and this is the team i would like to use. Probably not the best gameplay-wise, but made with pokemons i like. What do you think, is feasible?

Bulbasaur - Cut
Butterfree - Flash
Ninetales
Lapras - Strenght/Surf
Evee (Don't know which evolution yet)
Gastly

More advices are welcome, ofc.
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