I could've made this more clear but I was talking about Pikachu solo'ing Brock here. I assume the strategy here is to Tail Whip and Growl him into oblivion. I don't know about you, but being forced to solo with Pikachu to make it as happy as possible seems somewhat inefficient to me. I haven't really experimented with this though. I agree with this. Razor Leaf turns Ivysaur/Venusaur into quite a monster vs things that don't resist Grass, but there's so many things that do, and so many Gym Pokemon that it's stilll not ideal against. I read it the other day and thought it seemed good. Aerodactyl seems really useless. Alright, sorry if I came across as overly aggressive or something, I just like to stamp out contradictions before they enter my preciousssss tier list. Actually, it's not really my tier list, it's either property of the community or the OP, probably the former if this is to be an on-site article. To me, the rule of "no glitches" simply meant that the game is assumed to be played with no glitches because...no glitches, that stuff's cheating. Minor or major impact is irrelevant in that case. I think this is a fine and consistent approach, but if there's a desire for an explicit exception ("You can Potion a max HP Pikachu infinitely so Bulbasaur is available as soon as you enter Cerulean City") then that's cool with me too. Agreed with all this, though I do want to note that Bubblebeam carries less of an opportunity cost than Dig in my opinion. Bubblebeam is mostly useful as a Water STAB, and if you're using Squirtle then you're probably not using any other Waters. Its other use is acting as a way for Nido's and Normals to KO Geodudes and such, but there's a Water Gun TM pretty much made for that.