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152 - Saffron Gym

March 18th, 2014, 2:00 am

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Reply Surfersquid, March 13th, 2014, 11:59 am

Bet you wish you had a Jolteon instead of a Flareon now, huh?

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User's Comments:

Reply 1ce_k1d, March 18th, 2014, 2:12 am

@Surfersquid: What difference would that make?

Reply Surfersquid, March 18th, 2014, 2:18 am

@1ce_k1d: In Gen I, Jolteon and Beedrill were the only two Pokemon that could learn Pin Missile, the only damaging Bug-type move at the time.

Unfortunately Pin Missile is still a really weak move so it doesn't matter much anyway.

Reply Alienoid, March 18th, 2014, 2:21 am

Maybe poison types are weak to the placebo effect?
You know, the whole "ARGH NO I'M DEATHLY POISONED" thing.

Reply 1ce_k1d, March 18th, 2014, 2:26 am

@Alienoid: The psychic types beat up the poison with knowledge that poison doesn't exist.

Reply gothaman1, March 18th, 2014, 4:43 am

@Surfersquid: ... leech life was also bug type.

Reply Luigi_96, March 18th, 2014, 9:03 am

That's extremely helpful.

Reply Martin Prower, March 18th, 2014, 11:23 am

@gothaman1: And is also really weak

Reply Surfersquid, March 18th, 2014, 11:48 am

@gothaman1: Oh, right. Also extremely weak.

Oh, the brokenness of Psychic-types in Gen I.

Reply Novanto, March 18th, 2014, 11:53 am

Betcha wish you had an Absol, huh?

Reply MecanicalCH, March 18th, 2014, 12:00 pm

wasn´t ghost type Pókemon the strong types against psychics?

Reply Surfersquid, March 18th, 2014, 12:02 pm

@MecanicalCH: Yes. Unfortunately, there was only one Ghost-type move that didn't do fixed damage (Lick) and the only Ghost-types were the Gastly line (which are part Poison-type).

So basically Saffron Gym was really, really tough.

Reply Coaster, March 18th, 2014, 1:49 pm

@Surfersquid: On top of that, apparently Ghost was glitched in Gen I to not affect Psychic-types at all.

Physical attacks generally worked well, from my experience, since pure Psychic-types (Mr. Mime and Alakazam more than Hypno and Mewtwo) also tended to be pretty frail.

also Twinneedle, another Bug-type move that's Beedrill-and-Metronome only.

Reply Surfersquid, March 18th, 2014, 2:02 pm

@Coaster: That's true. I remember one playthrough where I diligently raised a Haunter with Lick... and was devastated when it didn't work against any Psychic-types.

But yeah, physical attacks were the way to go.

Reply MecanicalCH, March 18th, 2014, 5:13 pm

@Surfersquid: yeah...i remember...it was pretty bad...

Reply Sanji (Guest), March 18th, 2014, 5:54 pm

This is the first time I've ever seen Red look concerned.

Reply BurningLito, March 18th, 2014, 9:28 pm

Maybe that's why she needed a car. Psychic types are weak against car type.

Reply Surfersquid, March 18th, 2014, 10:50 pm

@BurningLito: Of /course/.

Reply turbotoilet, March 18th, 2014, 11:02 pm

@Surfersquid: Not the only one their was also Leech Life and Twinneedle

Reply gothaman1, March 18th, 2014, 11:18 pm

@Surfersquid: ... meh, I just used fast attackers that did high damage (raticate did them all in with hyper fang)

Reply Surfersquid, March 19th, 2014, 12:33 am

@turbotoilet: Right, forgot about those.

Reply HaikenEdge, March 19th, 2014, 10:55 pm

I just slapped Mega Punch on my Kadabra, then let him punch out Sabrina's Pokemon.

It had the benefit of making her Pokemon's attack ineffective, all the while using a disposable attack that could easily be replaced by learning a move later.

Reply gothaman1, March 20th, 2014, 9:02 am

@HaikenEdge: yeah... psycic types had such low defence stats.

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