Kanto Best Pokemon and Training

Jan 16, 2019
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What’s up Baccas! A lot of people ask what are some of the best Pokemon on Kanto and how to get the best team for the main game which includes the eight gym leaders and the Elite Four.

Charizard
In my opinion, Charmander is easily the best starter and a fan favorite. Although Charmander may not be good on the first few gyms Charizard has type advantage against most of the later gyms.

Where to Find it:
Charmander is one of the three starters you can choose in Professor Oak’s lab then evolved into Charmeleon at level 16 and eventually Charizard at level 36.

Suggested Moves:

Physical Build:
Earthquake (can be found at the 8th gym)
Flare Blitz (lvl up)/ Fire Fang (lvl up)
Wing Attack (Evolution)
Dragon Claw (Can be bought at Celadon Department)
Slash (lvl up)
Thunder Punch (Emerald Mall)
Swords Dance (Emerald Mall)


Special Build:
Flamethrower (lvl up or can be found at Cinnabar City Gym)
Dragon Pulse (Emerald Mall)
Solar Beam (Emerald Mall)
Roost (Emerald Mall)
Hyper Beam (Emerald Mall)
Air Slash (lvl up)


Ev Preferences:
It is best to train Charizard in Attack and Speed because of its diverse physical move pool with moves like stab Flare Blitz and Earthquake. When Mega Evolved into Mega Charizard X has 130 base attack which is very high and will take out most pokemon. Charizard can also be trained in Special Attack and Speed with strong moves like stab Flamethrower and Dragon Pulse giving it strong moves to pokemon like Dragonite and Venusaur. Charizard has 109 base Special Attack and 159 Special Attack when Mega Evolved into Mega Charizard Y. However, a Special Build for Charizard would take a longer time to get because of moves that can only be obtained through the emerald mall like Dragon Pulse and Solar Beam.

Blastoise
Blastoise is the Water-type starter for Kanto. Blastoise can be very helpful against the Pewter City Gym, Celadon City Gym, Saffron City Gym, Cinnabar Island Gym, Viridian City Gym, Bruno, Agatha, Lance, and the Champion.

Where to Find it:
Squirtle is one of the three starters you can choose in Professor Oak’s lab and is evolved into Wartortle at lvl 16 then Blastoise at lvl 36.

Suggested Moves:

Attacking Build
Scald (Can be found at Cerulean Gym)
Ice Beam (Can be Bought at Celadon Game Corner)
Dark Pulse (Emerald Mall)
Flash Cannon (Move Relearner)
Hydro Pump (lvl up)
Toxic (Can be found at Fuchsia City Gym)
Focus Blast (Move Relearner)
Defensive Build
Scald (Can be found at Cerulean Gym)
Rapid Spin (lvl up/ move relearner)
Roar (Emerald Mall)/Protect (lvl up/ move relearner)
Toxic (Can be found at Fuchsia City Gym)
Iron Defense (Lvl up)
Rest (Emerald Mall)
Protect (Celadon Department)



Ev Preferences:
It is best to train Blastoise in HP and Special Attack because of its high HP and Special Attack stats. Blastoise also has a good move pool in Special Attack with moves like scald Dark Pulse and Ice Beam. Blastoise has an 85 base Special Attack and 135 Base Special Attack when mega evolved. If you are running a more defensive build it is suggested that Blastoise is trained in Defense and HP so it can take hits from heavy hitter Electric and Grass-types like Jolteon and Venusaur. Also, if running a build with Toxic and Protect you can stall out most teams if you are in a bad situation.

Venusaur
Venusaur is the third of the Kanto starters it is a Grass-Poison type. Venusaur is strong against the Pewter City Gym, the Cerulean Gym, and the Viridian City Gym.

Where to Find it:
Bulbasaur is one of the three starters you can choose in Professor Oak’s lab and can be evolved into Ivysaur at lvl 16 then evolved into Venusaur at lvl 32.

Suggested Moves:

Attacking Build
Venoshock (Can be bought at Celadon Department Store)
Synthesis (lvl up)
Sleep Powder (lvl up)
Energy Ball (Can found at Celadon Gym)
Solar Beam (Emerald Mall)
Sludge Bomb (Emerald Mall)/Venoshock (Can be found at Celadon Department)

Defensive Build
Mega Drain (Emerald Mall)/ Energy Ball (Can be found at Celadon Gym)
Sludge Bomb (Emerald Mall)/ Toxic (Fuchsia City Gym)
Synthesis (lvl up)
Leech Seed (Move Tutor at Emerald Mall)
Venoshock (Can be found at Celadon Department)
Rest (Emerald Mall)

Ev Preferences:
It is best to train Venusaur in Special Attack and Speed because of Venusaur’s high Special Attack and a mainly Special Attacking movepool. Venusaur also has a base 100 Special Attack and 122 Special Attack when mega evolved. If you are running a more defensive build it is best to train Venusaur in HP and Special Defense so Venusaur can get off Toxic and Leech seed before a Pokemon like Charizard or Arcanine can wipe out Venusaur.

Nidoking
Nidoking is another fan favorite pokemon for its terrifying looks and diverse movepool. Nidoran Male is one of the best counters for Brock’s gym because it can learn double kick at level 9 and is the best early game counter for sturdy

Where to Find it:
The earliest place you can find Nidoran Male is route 3 next to Pewter City then evolved into Nidorino at lvl 16 then can be evolved with a Moon Stone into Nidoking.

Suggested Moves:

Special Attacking Build
ThunderBolt (Can be bought at Celadon Game Corner)
Ice Beam (Can be bought at Celadon Game Corner)
Toxic Spikes (lvl up)
Surf (Can be found at a hut in Safari Zone)
Toxic (Can be found at Fuchsia City Gym)
Flamethrower (Can be bought at Celadon Game Corner or Found at Cinnabar Gym)

Attacking Build
Earthquake (can be found at Viridian Gym)
Poison Jab (lvl up)
Thrash (evolution)
Mega Horn (lvl up)
Brick Break (Emerald Mall)
Thunder Punch (Emerald Mall)
Fire Punch (Emerald Mall)
Ice Punch (Emerald Mall)
Super Power (Emerald Mall)
Outrage (Emerald Mall)

Ev Preferences:
It is recommended to train Nidoking in Special Attack and Speed because of its diverse movepool like Surf, Flamethrower, and Ice Beam and its 85 Special Attack makes it a Jack of All Trades. Nidoking could also be used as a physical attacker with 102 base attack, but it will be more expensive taking advantage of the Emerald Mall with moves like Outrage and Super Power.
Jolteon
Jolteon is one of the best counters to water and flying types due to its high special attack and speed. Jolteon works extremely well against Cerulean Gym which is one of the most challenging gyms because of its lack of weaknesses.

Where to Find it:
If you want a Jolteon for the Cerulean Gym you will have to skip ahead a little to Celadon City. At Celadon Eevee can be found at the Residential building and you can also find a Thunderstone at the Celadon Department Store to evolve the Eevee into Jolteon.

Suggested Moves:

Special Attack Build
Thunderbolt (Can be bought at Celadon Game Corner)
Thunder (Can be found at the PowerPlant)
Shadow Ball (Can be bought at Celadon Game Corner)
Pin Missile (lvl up)/ Signal Beam (Emerald Mall)
Agility (lvl up)
Toxic (Can be found at Fuchsia Gym)
Volt Switch (Emerald Mall)
Hyper Beam (Emerald Mall)

Ev Preferences:
It is best to train Jolteon in Special Attack and Speed so it can easily sweep teams with high power moves like Thunderbolt and Shadow Ball, Jolteon also has a 110 Special Attack compared to its weak 65 Attack making Special Attack the clear choice to make.
 
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Alakazam
Alakazam is the best Psychic type on Kanto and is usually the mega evolution on most teams on a Pokeplay Kanto playthrough.

Where to Find it:
Abra can only be found at route 24 next to Cerulean City then evolved into Kadabra at lvl 16 then can be evolved through trade.

Moveset:

Special Attack Build
Psychic (lvl up)
Shadow Ball (can be bought at Celadon Game Corner)
Energy Ball (Can be found at Celadon Gym)
Calm Mind (Can be found at Saffron Gym)
Focus Blast (Emerald Mall)
Dazzling Gleam (Emerald Mall)
Tri Attack (Emerald Mall)

Ev Preferences:
It is best to train Alakazam in Special Attack and Speed so it can hit first and knock out pokes like Gengar using moves like Psychic, Shadow Ball, and Energy Ball. Alakazam also has 135 base Special Attack making it one of the strongest Pokemon in Kanto.

Dragonite
Dragonite is Kanto’s Pseudo-Legendary which means all of its base stats add up to 600 making it the best non-legendary pokemon based off of stats. Dragonite is also a good counter for Lance, the Cinnabar Gym, and The Champion

Where to Find it:
Dratini can be bought at Celadon Game Corner for 25k or can be caught at the Safari Zone near Fuchsia.

Suggested Moves:

Physical Attack Build
Outrage (lvl up)
Earthquake
Dragon Dance (lvl up)
Aqua Tail (lvl up)
Thunder Punch (Move relearner at Emerald Mall)
Fire Punch (Move relearner at Emerald Mall)
Aqua Chill (Move relearner at Emerald Mall)
Roost (lvl up)

Special Attack Build
Ice Beam (can be found at Celadon Game Corner)
Flamethrower (can be found at Celadon Game Corner)/Fire Blast (Emerald Mall)
Surf (can be found at Safari Zone)
Thunderbolt (can be found at Celadon Game Corner)/Thunder (Powerplant or Emerald Mall)
Thunder Wave (lvl up or Emerald Mall move relearner)
Hyper Beam (lvl up)
Dragon Pulse (Emerald Mall)
Thunder (Powerplant or Emerald Mall)

Ev Preferences:
It is best to train Dragonite in Attack and Speed because of its base 134 Attack. Dragonite’s high damaging physical moves like Outrage and Earthquake paired up with Dragon Dance can cause some serious damage and sweep most teams. Dragonite could also be trained in Special Attack and Speed because of its base 100 Special Attack and moves like Ice Beam, Flamethrower and Thunderbolt.

Starmie
Starmie is a Water-Psychic type making it a good counter towards The Cinnabar Gym, The Viridian Gym, all of the Elite Four and the Champion.

Where to Find it:
Staryu can be found at the end of Seafoam Cave, and a Waterstone can be bought at the Celadon Department Store to evolve Staryu into Starmie.

Suggested Moves:

Special Attack Build
Scald (Can be found at Cerulean Gym)
Ice Beam (Can be found at Celadon Game Corner)
Thunderbolt (Can be found at Celadon Game Corner)
Psychic (lvl up)
Power Gem (lvl up)
Rapid Spin (lvl up)

Ev Preferences:
It is best to train Starmie in Special Attack and Speed because of its base 100 Special Attack and moves like Ice Beam and Scald that will kill Pokemon like Rhydon and Dragonite, Starmie’s 115 base speed also helps it outspeed a majority of Pokemon.

Gengar
Gengar is the only Ghost-type pokemon in the game and is extremely strong and the best counter for Cerulean City Gym, Saffron City Gym, Lorelei, Bruno, Agatha, and the Champion.

Where to Find it:
Gastly can be found at the Ghost Tower at Lavender Town then evolved into Haunter at lvl 25 and finally evolved into Gengar through trade.

Suggested Moves:

Special Attacking Build
Shadow Ball (lvl up)
Psychic (Can be found at Saffron)
Thunderbolt (Can be found at Vermilion Gym or Celadon Game Corner)
Energy Ball (Can be found at Celadon Gym)
Sludge Wave (Emerald Mall)
Dark Pulse (lvl up)

Hypnosis/Dream Eater Build
Hypnosis (lvl up)
Dream Eater (lvl up)
Toxic (Can be found at Fuchsia City Gym)
Protect (Emerald Mall)
Sludge Bomb (Emerald Mall)
Shadow Ball (lvl up)

Ev Preferences:
It is best to train Gengar in Special Attack and Speed because of its high Speed and 130 base Special Attack and 170 base Special Attack when Mega evolved. Gengar also has a very diverse movepool in the Special Attacking area like Psychic, Shadow Ball, and Sludge Wave.

Arcanine
Arcanine is the best Fire-type Pokemon for the main game. Arcanine is strong against the Celadon City Gym, Saffron City Gym, Agatha, Lance, and the Champion.

Where to find it:
Growlithe can be found on Route 7, Route 8, and Cinnabar Mansion, a fire stone can be bought at the Celadon Department Store then evolved into an Arcanine with it.

Suggested Moves:

Physical Build
Crunch (lvl up)
Outrage (lvl up)
Extreme Speed (lvl up)
Flare Blitz/Fire Fang (lvl up)
Super Power (Emerald Mall)
Iron Tail (Emerald Mall)

Special Build
Flamethrower (can be found at Celadon Game Corner and Cinnabar Gym)
Solar Beam (Emerald Mall)
Fire Blast (Emerald Mall)
Rest (Emerald Mall)
Hyper Beam (Emerald Mall)
Dragon Pulse (Emerald Mall)


Ev Preferences:
It is best to train Arcanine in Attack and Speed because of its good attacking moves like ExtremeSpeed and stab Flare Blitz with 110 base attack it is a hit first poke with relatively low defense stats and high speed.

Where to Ev Train
HP: Jigglypuff at Route 3 and Slowpoke at Seafoam Cave
Attack: Paras at Mt. Moon
Defense: Shellder in Seafoam Cave
Special Attack: Gastly at the Ghost Tower in Lavender
Special Defense: Seel and Dewgong in Seafoam Cave
Speed: Rattatas and Pidgeys on Route 1.


Where to Lvl Train
The best places to train before the Elite Four is Cinnabar Mansion and Seafoam Cave, however, while training for the Elite Four the best place to go is Victory Road. If you think training in battles is tedious and boring you can always do the hunts which give rare candies, money, pokeballs, and increased ivs on the pokemon that you catch. Hunts work by doing /hunt and catching the listed Pokemon with the right listed Nature. You can also speed up hunts by using the ability Synchronize to get the right nature faster. All you have to do is get a pokemon with Synchronize (Abra) and put it in your first slot. If the Abra has the same nature as the Pokemon you are aiming for in the hunt it has a 50% chance of the nature being the same as the Abra. (Note: Synchronize doesn’t need to be used in the hunt, it can also be used for obtaining Pokemon with a good nature).
 

fekam

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Mar 15, 2019
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Should probably add dragon dance to the physical charizard build options (Emerald Mall).
Ev training speed at diglet's cave near vermilion is a lot easier.
Dugtrio
I would also suggest dugtrio as a good pokemon for kanto,120 base speed with it's ground typing can help against the fire, poison and electric gyms, and also most of the ground gym.

Where to Find it:
diglet cave near vermilion.

Suggested Moves:

Attacking Build
Earthquake (lvl up/can be found at the 8th gym)
Sucker punch (lvl up)
Night slash (lvl up)
Stone edge (Emerald Mall)
Hone claws (Can be bought at Celadon mall)
Rock slide (Emerald Mall)

Ev Preferences:
Dugtrio's attack and speed are the best qualities for it, so its probably best to give it speed and attack ev,
 
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