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What are good ingame teams for Red, Blue, and Yellow?

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  • Six Pokemon are required and while legendaries can be suggested, do remember that many people do not like using them because of how easy it makes the game. You might also want to keep the starter.
  • Moves are required for each Pokemon.
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asked Dec 16, 2012 by Mewderator
retagged Feb 10, 2013 by ƒιzz
Lol I was planning on asking
Can we add Chansey, despite it is so FKNG hard to catch?
chansey isn't good ingame
you kidding?
In RBY, the special attack and special defense were one,
so it had good sp. attack(105).
and to counter physical attack, raise its hp+defense and use counter

12 Answers

5 votes

This is for Yellow

Charizard
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-Fire Blast
-Fly
-Strength
-Cut

Charizard is a starter HM slave that can also attack

Dodrio
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-Drill Peck
-Tri Attack
-Hyper Beam
-Agility

Dodrio is a Physical Sweeper, probably the only Pokemon
that can use Tri Attack well enough, and has access to drill peck.
Agility-Hyper Beam is a great combo that can OHKO opponent's team

Snorlax
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-Amnesia
-Surf
-Thunder Bolt
-Ice Beam

Snorlax is a Special Tank, thanks to his great special movepool
and the fact that amnesia doubles/triples/quadruples its Special (Sp.Atk+Sp.Def)
Surf can be used to kill ground-rock types, like Golem and Rhydon

Machamp
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-Submission
-Hyper Beam
-Seismic Toss
-Dig

Machamp is a Physical Tank that uses Dig to escape from caves

Rhydon
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-Earthquake
-Rock Slide
-Body Slam
-Substitute

Rhydon is a Physical Tank with Awesome attack+STAB
and may also paralyze the foe behind substitute

Jolteon
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-Thunder Bolt
-Thunder Wave
-Pin Missile
-Double Kick

Jolteon is a Special Sweeper, and thanks to its speed,
it can paralyze opponent's whole team and raise critical chance of its attacks

-NOTE-
-You can get Machamp by In-Game Trade(also Rhydon)
-Hyper Beam doesn't need recharge if you KO opponent's Pokemon with it
-I didn't add any phychic type Pokemon since it was too much overpowered

answered Dec 21, 2012 by MiniNinetales
edited Dec 22, 2012 by MiniNinetales
I agree good call with no psychics i thought the same thing
3 votes

Red/Blue

Charmander as starter: Charizard, Dugtrio, Snorlax, Exeggutor, Fearow, Lapras

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Charizard: Flamethrower, Fire Spin, Slash, Earthquake
-Your starter. While it needs some assistance against Brock and probably Misty (unless you grind like I do) it is still a powerful Pokemon, easily taking down Erika and using its powerful neutral hits against the other Gym Leaders. Flamethrower is your main STAB attack. While it isn't as powerful as Fire Blast, it has more PP, making it more useful for ingame. Fire Spin can just wear the opponent down to a point where you can easily KO them. It's a very deadly move in RBY. Slash gets that great critical hit chance, and is very helpful against Water type foes. Earthquake has high base power and is used to break through Rock types who resist Flamethrower and Slash.

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Dugtrio: Earthquake, Slash, Rock Slide, Cut
-At the time you get Dugtrio, it might very well be a higher level than your starter Pokemon. It wasn't that case for me, but I grind. You also get it right as you are about to face the Electric type Gym Leader, so it just gives you a huge advantage. It helps out against Lt. Surge, Koga, Blaine, and Agatha. Earthquake is STAB. Slash is for crits. With its high speed stat, you'll be critting all the time. Rock Slide is coverage against Flying types. Cut is an HM. It has a small movepool, so you don't lose anything by using Cut.

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Snorlax: Strength, Hyper Beam, Surf, Blizzard
-Feel free to use Tauros or Chansey if you get them. Chances are, you won't get them. Snorlax comes at a nice level and is incredibly powerful in its own right. Strength is an HM and gets STAB. It only has 5 less base power than Body Slam, which is the most powerful non-recoil more than 5 PP STAB attack Snorlax gets. Hyper Beam can take down pretty much any foe. Use it to KO. Surf is an HM that takes down Rock types. Blizzard is just additional coverage. I only used it against Lance though.

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Exeggutor: Psychic, Mega Drain, Sleep Powder, Egg Bomb
-I used Alakazam on my latest ingame team, but since some people won't have access to trading, I replaced it here with Exeggutor. Giovanni, Bruno, and Agatha fall easily to Exeggutor. Psychic and Mega Drain are STAB. Sleep Powder puts foes to sleep, making them easier to beat or to catch depending on the situation. Egg Bomb is just an attack. Sparse movepool and all.

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Fearow: Hyper Beam, Drill Peck, Fly, Mimic
-While not as good as Dodrio, it gets a massive level advantage due to be obtained so early on. Hyper Beam and Drill Peck are STAB. Fly is a very useful HM. Mimic can be used to nab something neat.

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Lapras: Surf, Ice Beam, Thunderbolt, Psychic
-Helpful against Blaine and Giovanni, it is also your best bet against Lance. Surf and Ice Beam are STAB while Thunderbolt and Psychic are coverage.

answered Apr 12, 2013 by trachy
edited Apr 12, 2013 by trachy
1 vote

This was my last red team
Venusaur:
-sleep powder
-razor leaf
-body slam
-cut
-This is the starter. Probably the best 1st gen starter. Used to beat brock and mistyearly in the game and later giovani. He's also used for cut
Arcanine:
-fire blast
-flamethrower
-dig
-dragon rage
-This is the fire Pokemon. He''s good for Erika and you can get him right before her. He's also used for dig to escape from caves. Dragon rage is sorta a filler.
Starmie:
-surf
-ice beam
-psychic
-recover
-Starmie is your surfer and an amazing Pokemon 1st gen. He has a great movepool and recovers there so you dont have to waste potions. Hes good for blaine, koga, giovnni, agatha, and blues charizard
Pidgeot:
-Fly
-swift
-mimic
-quick attack
-Pidgeot is sorta just for fly. Hes also kinda just a second Pokemon to use until you can get the rest of your Pokemon so you dont have to only use the starter. Its good for erika and bruno.
Rhydon:
-earthquake
-rock slide
-strength
-submission
-Rhydon is for strength and is just your main physical Pokemon. Hes used for strenght and is good for blaine, and koga.
Jolteon:
-thunderbolt
-thunder wave
-pin missle
-double kick
-jolteon is for your electric Pokemon. Its incredibly fast and therefore has a high critical hit ratio. It has a powerful thunderbolt and has double kick since most grounds have the additional rock typing. Its good lorelei.

answered Dec 16, 2012 by CWegz
edited Dec 21, 2012 by CWegz
I don't want to bust your balls but in the long run, Squirtle is the best starter because he has the least weaknesses against the gym leaders and the elite four and Charizard is awesome.Venusaur?...Grass types are kinda bad because too many types resist them!
1 vote

BLASTOISE (Lumpy) unless in yellow
surf
ice beam
bite (its normal not dark and its in special in gen1)
reflect

RAICHU(Squeakers) all games
thunder wave
thunderbolt
swift
Agility

DODRIO (Timmy)
tri attack
drill peck
substitute
Agility

VILEPLUME (Rose)
petal dance
toxic
swords dance
acid

ARCANINE (Fido)
flamethrower
body slam
agility
dig

HITMONCHAN (Jackie)
fire punch
ice punch
thunder punch
mega punch/strength
OR
HITMONLEE (Bruce)
hi jump kick/jump kick (only 1 crash damage)
focus energy
meditate
mega kick/strength

If Playing on Yellow replace Blastoise with...
LAPRAS (Bubbles)
surf
ice beam
psychic
confuse ray

answered Dec 21, 2012 by Kanto
edited Dec 21, 2012 by Kanto
The nicknames i would use are in parentheses next to the pokemon (doesnt really matter its just a personal touch)
Vaporeon could replace Lapras with...
surf
ice beam
acid armor
bite
two fighting types are a bad idea. Raichu has bad attack, take out sesmic toss. No rest on Dodrio because no item ot wake it up. Vileplume sucks, and you took my T-Bolt Thunder Wave combo.
Actually i swear i didnt i just find the paralysis helpful since he has no static. Also i made some changes and i meant to put hitmonchan or hitmonlee depending on preference oh and i kinda like vileplume
@mythical flygon
seismic toss' damage is equaled to user's level, not attack
(so it is better for low attack pokemon to use, and it's not a STAB for ur machamp)
Also, there were only 50tms altogether in gen1 and every pokemon had shallow movepools,
 so t-wave and thunderbolt was obvious for an electric type pokemon
my hitmonlee's name is bruce in my lg!
1 vote

This team is for Yellow:
Pikachu
Pikachu
-Thunder
-Thunderbolt
-Body Slam
-Submission

Your starter. Thunder is when you can risk accuracy for power, Thunderbolt is for when you cannot, Body Slam has a good chance of paralasis and Submission is for those pesky Rock/Ground types.

Charizard
Charizard
-Fire Blast
-Flamethrower
-Fly
-Cut

Can be obtained on Route 25. Fire Blast is your most powerful STAB, with a decent 85% accuracy, and Flamethrower is fully accurate and has a great power of 95. Fly and Cut are HMs, but Fly isn't that bad.

Blastoise
Blastoise
-Hydro Pump
-Blizzard
-Strength
-Surf

Can be obtained at Vermillion City after defeating Lt. Surge. Requires a bit of grinding, but Diglett's cave is easy training. Hydro Pump is your most strong move, but accuracy is a bit shaky with 80%. Blizzard is extremely powerful, covers grass types and has a high accuracy of 90%. Strength and Surf are actually useable HMs.

Venusaur
Venusaur
-Razor Leaf
-Sleep Powder/Toxic
-Mega Drain
-Leech Seed

Can be obtained at Cerulean City if Pikachu's friendship is high which can easily be accomplished by using Potions over and over again, even if Pikachu is at full health. Razor Leaf is a powerful STAB since it scores a critical hit almost all the time. Sleep is always a useful tactic, but Toxic is deadly in combination with Leech Seed. Mega Drain is healing, good in combination with Leech Seed, and Leech Seed drains the foe's health and due to a glitch, it gets more powerful if the opponent is inflicted with toxic poison.

Nidoking
Nidoking
-Earthquake
-Rock Slide
-Thunderbolt
-Double Kick/Submission

Obtained on Route 22. You can fully evolve Nidoking before Misty at Mt. Moon, so this guy is going to be your powerhouse for a while. Earthquake is STAB and is very powerful, Rock Slide is coverage, same with Thunderbolt and for a fighting move, it's your choice. I prefer Double Kick because low accuracy + recoil is pretty unreliable.

Snorlax
Snorlax
-Body Slam
-Thunder
-Psychic
-Rest

Obtained on both Route 12 and Route 16 and is a required encounter. Body Slam is a powerful STAB Snorlax learns by levelling up, Thunder is not accurate, but strong and Nidoking used your Thunderbolt TM, Psychic is a strong Psychic which covers Snorlax's Fighting weakness. Rest is full healing, which works in combination with the Poké Flute.

answered Mar 10 by The Froakster
0 votes

This is for Yellow

Charizard: Mixed Sweeper
-Flamethrower
-Mega Punch/Slash
-Fire Spin
-Fly
Why: Flamethrower and Fire Spin are STAB and Fire Spin is amazing in gen 1; Fly gains STAB and is HM.

Lapras: Special Sweeper
-Surf
-Ice Beam
-Thunderbolt/Thunder
-Reflect
Why: Surf and Ice Beam are powerful STAB; Thunderbolt is coverage; Reflect makes Lapras last longer.

Exeggutor: Crippler
-Psychic
-Toxic
-Stun Spore
-Leech Seed
Why: Psychic is powerful STAB;Stun Spore makes up for bad speed.

Rhydon: Physical Wall/Sweeper
-Body Slam
-Substitute
-Earthquake
-Rock Slide
Why: Earthquake and Rock Slide are powerful STAB.

Snorlax: Special Wall
-Double Edge
-Psychic/Counter
-Amnesia
-Rest
Why: Double Edge is STAB; Psychic is for fighting types; Amnesia let's Snorlax rest in peace:)

The 6th member is a Wild Card so I can only reccomend:
Scyther/Dodrio/Muk/Beedrill/Hypno/Gengar/Jolteon/Raticate/Jynx/Alakazam/Meowth/Venomoth/Poliwrqth/Parasect/Hitmonlee/Machamp/Tauros/Ditto
You want primarily bug,fighting,and psychic types.
I chose Raticate because of Super Fang so there's that.
If you don't want me to leave you hanging.

Poliwrath/Gengar: Fills everything not covered
-Submission/Dream Eater
-Hypnosis
-Seismic Toss/Night Shade
-Bubblebeam/Hydro Pump/Spite
Why: Self Explanatory

answered Nov 16, 2013 by ChewyDonuts
edited Nov 17, 2013 by ChewyDonuts
0 votes

Red/Blue

Alakazam
Psychic
Dig
Tri Attack/Hyper Beam
Recover

Recover's a good move to have when you're going up against the Pokemon League, as it spares you from having to use precious healing items. Dig gets you out of caves and is useful ingame as a powerful Ground Type attack, and Psychic is obvious, being the most powerful Psychic Type move. Whether you use Tri Attack or Hyper Beam is up to opinion.
To top it off, Psychic Types are pretty overpowered in Gen. 1.

Fearow
Mirror Move
Fly
Rest
Double Edge

Mirror Move is OP ingame, and Fly is too. Double Edge provides a strong Normal Type move, and Rest heals off damage caused by spamming Double Edge. You can always use your Pokeflute or Awakenings or Full Heals to wake it up.

Jolteon
Pin Missile
Thunder Wave
Thunderbolt
Quick Attack/Double Kick

This is another sweeper. Pin Missile takes down Psychic Types, and you can cripple other sweepers with Thunder Wave. Double Kick takes down Graveler, but Quick Attack is useful ingame, so it's up to you. Thunderbolt is, of course, the Electric Type move nessesary for a Jolteon to have, and I chose it over Thunder because of its better Accuracy.

Blastiose
Surf
Strength
Ice Beam
Fissure/Fighting Type move/Hyper Beam

Hyper Beam and Fissure are both good ingame. Strength and Surf made it an HM slave, Ice Beam is for coverage. You can opt for a Fighting Type move so you have something to switch into Ice Types, to cover for Fearow.

Vileploom
Sleep Powder
Petal Dance
Mega Drain
Acid

The idea here is to have a status inflicting sweeper who can heal off damage with Mega Drain.

Magmar
Double Team
Smog/Metronome
Flamethrower
Psywave/Powerful Normal Type move

This is kind of a trolly set. Double Team+Metronome is fun to use ingame, but you can go for Smog instead of Metronome. Psywave isn't really nessesary because you have Alakazam, so I suggest you use Normal Type move with high power.

answered Dec 1, 2013 by Poke'slash
edited Dec 2, 2013 by Poke'slash
0 votes

My in-game blue team was...

Charizard (Tango)
Flamethrower
Slash
Rock slide
Swords Dance

Victreebel (Twigs)
Wrap
Stun Spore
Hyper beam
Razor leaf

Seadra (Cpt Caesar)
Surf
Ice beam
Smokescreen
Agility

Jolteon (Amarillo)
Thunderbolt
Thunder wave
Pin missile
Double kick

Nidoking (Barney)
Earthquake
Blizzard
Thrash
Toxic

Hitmonchan (Norris)
Ice Punch
Fire Punch
Thunder Punch
Comet Punch

answered Feb 26 by CertainlyNotKori
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This is for Pokemon Red
**Charizard
*Fire Blast
*Flamethrower
*Seismic Toss
*Cut
Fire Blast is for when you can sacrifice
accuracy.Flamethrower is when you cannot.
Seismic Toss is for bad rocks. Cut....is just Cut 50 attack.

**Jolteon
*Thunder
*Thunderbolt
*Double Kick
*Flash
Thunder also sacrifices accuracy.Thundetbolt does not.
Double Kick is for bad rocks.Flash......uhhh.......can lower accuracy!

**Lapras
*Surf
*Blizzard
*Confuse Ray/Sing
*Body Slam
Surf is better then you think.Blizzard is powerful and still has 90% accuracy.Confuse Ray/Sing is to annoy people.Id choose
Confuse Ray because Sing only has around 50% accuracy.Body Slam is a good paralyzer.

**Dodrio
*Drill Peck
*Fly lololololol
*Tri Attack
*Agility
Drill Peck is the god of flyers.Dodrio........can fly?
Tri Attack just matches Dodrio and in later generations it's awesome.Agility can make you move first all the time and also...In the first generations critical hits were based on speed.

**Scyther
*Slash
*Quick Attack
*Double Team
*Agility
Slash is good for critical hits.Quick Attack can have you move before anything like an Aerodactyl.Double Team annoys people.Agility is the same reason that Dodrio has it.

**Persian
*Bite
*Slash
*Hyper Beam
*Strength
Bite can flinch people.Slash has good critical hit chance.
HYPER BEAM?!
Strength is actually an OK hm move.

answered May 23 by PokeChamp3000
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Charizard- Flamethrower, Slash, Cut, Ember
Lapras- Surf, Solar Beam, Ice Beam, Blizzard
Aerodactyl- Fly, Bite, Wing Attack, Bide
Haunter- Hypnosis, Psycic, Dream Eater, Night Shade
Jolteon- Thunderbolt, Pin Missile, Quick Attack, Double-Kick
Nidoking- Surf, Earthquake, Double-Kick, Strength

answered Jun 4 by Wackquack
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Why hasn't anyone suggested sandslash yet? Mine is level 50 BEFORE the S.S. Anne! And Machoke/Machamp for those who cannot/can trade. This team is revolved around Sandslash and Starmie.

Sandslash

-Earthquake
-Submission
-Slash
-Poison Sting/Sand Attack

Starmie

-Surf
-Psychic
-Thunderbolt
-Ice Beam

Machoke/Machamp

-Submission
-Seismic Toss
-Fire Blast
-Strength

Venomoth

-Toxic
-Stun Spore
-Leech Life
-Psychic

Ninetales

-Flamethrower
-Fire Spin
-Skull Bash
-Confuse Ray

Jolteon

-Quick Attack
-Thunder
-Thunder Wave
-Agility

answered Jun 9 by ZeCreeperKiller
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For Pokemon Blue

Charizard
-Flamethrower/Fire Blast
-Fire spin/Earthquake/Fire Blast
-Slash
-Strength/Earthquake

Charizard may be a special attacker but for those who care about having attacks match there best stats Charizard or any fire type wouldn't really be useful in gen 1, but for fun Charizard has a decent movepool. Flamethrower is a better choice over Fire blast because flamethrower isn't a TM so it can only learn it once. Fire spin is good for stalling but if you want a better fire move, give it Fire blast. I would only recommend giving it Earthquake over the two if you were interested in trading TM's from other games (Its possible, Pokemon stadium N64). Slash always crits so you can abuse that, and strength is a decent attack and worth teaching if you needed a Pokemon to learn it for in game purposes. Other then that give it Earthquake if you want.

Jolteon
-Thunderbolt/Thunder
-Thunder wave
-Double Kick
-Pin Missle/Quick attack

A great special sweeper, Jolteon can wreck in game, Thunderbolt would be better over Thunder but if you want to give Thunderbolt to a different Pokemon then thunder would be a good replacement. Thunder wave if good for paralyzing other Pokemon that could be a threat to Jolteon or your team. Double kick is to at least hit ground if Jolteon is your last Pokemon. And Pin missile is kinda to fill up the fourth slot.

Exeggutor
-Psychic
-Leech Seed
-Mega Drain
-Sleep Powder/Stun Spore

Exeggutor is pretty slow but its special attack and decent defense makes up for it, Sleep Powder and Leech Seed is a really good combo to run with it, You could replace Sleep Powder with Stun Spore if you prefer paralyzing Pokemon. Mega Drain also restores a bit of HP and does damage. But Psychic is what will hit the opponents hard.

Tauros
-Double Edge
-Body Slam
-Earthquake
-Hyper Beam

Tauros has decent speed and good attack, with Body Slam you get STAB and a chance to paralyze your opponents, Double Edge and Hyper Beam are to do massive damage from there high base attacks plus STAB. Earthquake is to damage those pesky rock types.

Dugtrio
-Slash
-Earthquake
-Rock Slide
-Fissure/Take down

Dugtrio is a speedy yet frail ground type, but that doesn't make it bad. It has decent attack and will out speed most Pokemon making it a great addition to a team. Earthquake is for STAB plus that's Dugtrio's best move, Slash is for abusing crits, Rock Slide is for flying/ice coverage. Fissure is to be used if you feel Dugtrio won't beat a certain Pokemon, but if you don't like the KO moves then Take down would be a decent replacement if you haven't used Body Slam.

Starmie
-Surf
-Psychic
-Ice Beam
-Thunderbolt/Thunder

Starmie is a great water Pokemon, one of the best in gen 1. Surf is a great STAB move(not to mention in game surfing) and Psychic deals a nice stab bonus. Ice beam can cover many types(grass, flying, etc). Thunderbolt is highly recommended in this move pool but if you have given Thunderbolt to Jolteon already Thunder can still replace it.

answered Jun 23 by ScrawnJon