This is actually a lot harder already than I thought it'd be. I'm in Violet City, having only scraped by Falkner at the first attempt.
Level 10, Lonely.
She isn't much use. I think she'll grow to be very handy as my adventure continues, but a moveset of Tackle, Growl and Poisonpowder isn't endearing me to her. Having Razor Leaf sitting there mocking me is slightly annoying, but not the end of the world. I can't wait to replace Poisonpowder with Toxic even if that means messing around with a shite team in the Battle Frontier until I've won the first round of an event enough times. She was almost completely useless against Falkner, apart from poisoning his Pidgeotto. Maybe putting it to sleep with Sleepy's
Hypnosis would have been better, but I missed the first four times I tried that. Onto Sleepy
Level 11, Bold.
In my last Scramble I used a 60% accuracy sleep move, but this time it's going to be a lot more irritating as sleep has been nerfed between generation 1 and 4. Well, not nerfed, but it isn't the absolute equivalent of a KO any more. When I have to use Dream Eater as my secondary attacking move, Hypnosis will probably make me want to die. She was still the star of the show in the gym battle, defeating Pidgey with ease and eventually being the pokémon to defeat Falkner's Pidgeotto. She's my MVP so far.
Level 10, Hasty
At the other end of the scale we have Fang
. I'm only allowed to use Leech Life and it really sucks. 20BP and not super-effective against Bellsprout, as well as being not very effective against the gym. All I used her for in the gym battle was to stall out a few turns of Pidgeotto's Roost, so that Sleepy
could do more damage. She learns Bite soon, but after that the only other attack I'll be able to use for the majority of the game is Poison Fang. If I solo Clair with Leech Life, Bite and Poison Fang I can learn something else. Alternatively I can spend 40BP at the Frontier on Super Fang, or wait until I beat Erika in Kanto to teach her Giga Drain. LVP, and likely to stay that way, which is a shame, as I really like Crobat.
Overall, I'm really going to find this tough. I can't see Sunkern adding much to the team, and I reckon I'll end up finding Scyther hard to use with <60BP moves and no Technician. Corsola may end up being my MVP and I'm not going to get her until Olivine City's fishing guru gives me the Good Rod. And after that I have a 3% of hooking her.