Nidoking needs Earthquake. Clefable needs Body Slam. Squirtle needs Bubblebeam and some kind of Ice move. The rest can be shared out.
Maybe don't use Clefable in the run, since it pretty much wants the same tms as Nidoking and Squirtle (Thunderbolt, Ice Move, Mega Punch...). I think running Alakazam alongside them could have value as a means of comparison, but it's just an idea (it doesn't take away any valuable tms either, since all it wants is maybe Seismic Toss).I really like these recent posts guys, keep it up!
I think my next run (whenever it happens) will likely run Squirtle. I’m also curious on Nidoking and Clefable.
Do you guys I should only test one to two S tiers in a run, or all of them (save maybe Alakazam, I think we all know that thing is broken) to see how they compare to each other? What are the moves each one NEEDS to run to be effective? I know testing them alongside each other might be a bad idea due to TMs being valuable in RBY.
And I think Jynx is S due to its sheer dominance, though A can be a thing since it is kinda late-ish.
Hmm.Dropping by this thread after a pause. It's cool to see so many people involved!
Are there any Pokémon we'd like to see run? I'm busy these days but could probably get a run in
I think initially trying to go for the 1% encounter may have skewed my perception of how easy it is to find a nicely leveled one (30+), since I didn't realize the level 40 Tentacool had such low odds of showing up (oh, and thanks to the person who posted the encounter slots here, that's very useful). After all, 10% doesn't sound bad in any way. If finding it isn't as annoying as I made it seem like than I think it deserves B and I would agree that it's one of the best late-game water types, around the same level as Omastar, probably just a little bit worse.- I'm intrigued by the level/rarity argument about Tentacool since iirc it's 10% to get one level 30 or above, which I have to imagine is comparable to a lot of the Seafoam pokes (as well as other pokes; Abra is 15%). My impressioin has always been that Tentacool is one of the better late-game Water Pokémon (and arguably the best) but it's also true that I usually splurge for a level 35 or 40 when I can
Well, I think I noticed it about Silph Co. - Dodrio can easily take the scrubs in Rocket Hideout. Celadon Gym also has some issues for Doduo because status means it gets slowed down/requires some heals.It's interesting that you found Dodrio to be a little lacking in power in mid-game. 110 attack with easily learned Normal/Flying STAB is a high bar--I would guess that only Ground/Psychic-types with their SE moves and, like, Jolteon/Magnemite with Thunderbolt can hit most of Celadon through Koga/Sabrina any harder? That said, Dodrio is pretty bad against the Elite Four so B makes sense to me.