The daycare is not a viable alternative, no. It is way too slow compared to normal grinding. I have serious doubts about anyone implying you can leave your freshly bought Magikarp at the Day Care right after you get the Dig TM, and pick it up at L19 when you come back after beating Lt Surge, unless you walk back and forth a lot. Which would defeat the point of saving time.
- UPDATED up to here, but I probably missed some entries somewhere along the way. This thread is really big. Big thanks again to everyone who writes up, especially atsync since his stuff is high quality.
The only entry I ended up rejecting for now was the Vulpix one, because I am really sceptical on using an unevolved Pokemon with Ember all the way until L35. I think this is a suboptimal route choice, and I also think too much emphasis was put on Vulpix's ability to learn Flamethrower at that level at all (constant comparisons to other Fire-types, etc). Other people's thoughts on this are welcome, as well as people who have tried using it as Ninetales (insta-evolve).
And yes, we're close to "done"! Only Psyduck and Koffing remain on the to be done list, and I'm sure someone wrote up something on them somewhere...but don't ask me where. After this, I'll probably be shoving this the way of C&C and they can try to tackle this beast.
Last edited by Mekkah; Sep 5th, 2012 at 5:37:41 PM.