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Best Way to Beat Red?

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I just beat all the kanto gym leaders but Red is much more difficult...tips?

asked May 26, 2013 by IndyChamp
edited May 26, 2013 by IndyChamp
Since Reds pokemon are Charizard, Venusaur, Blastoise, Pikachu, Snorlax, and Lapras all at levels 80-88 I would say you should have pokemon at levels 90-100. Also to bring some pokemon that are strong in defense. Or have six lvl.1 pokemon with high speed and have a focus sash with the attacks Endeavor and quick attack. I don't really know any better solution. That is how I have dealt with Reds team.
Link to similar question: http://pokemondb.net/pokebase/10452/reds-pokemon-are-affected-by-what-type-the-most
and your pokemon don't need to be Lv 90-100 like denno Senshi Porygon said, I beat red with my pokemon being around Lv 80, but of course having a higher level than that is always good.
Okay, I fought a Level 98 Raichu one time when I was fighting Red.

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Well first of all, if you're gonna be fighting Red, then I suggest you level up your Pokemon to at least level 80. As for which team is best for defeating Red, I could suggest any powerful ground type Pokemon, such as Donphan, and teach it Earthquake. Your ground type will deal with Pikachu, which is sadly, Red's highest level Pokemon. For his Charizard, bring a sturdy Pokemon like Rhydon or a durable electric type like Ampharos. Attacks like Rock Slide, Stone Edge and Power Gem will most likely dispose Charizard in one hit. If you choose Ampharos to be on your team then it can also deal with Blastoise and Lapras, and be sure to teach Ampharos Thunder Wave, since it will make fighting Red's team a lot easier. If you do not choose Ampharos then bring an Electabuzz instead, and have it use Light Screen to reduce damage from Blastoise and Lapras, and then unleash your strongest electric attack with Electabuzz against them. As for his Venasaur, any powerful fire, flying or psychic type will finish it off quickly. Arcanine and Magmar are good candidates for fire, Pidgeot and Skarmory are good flying types, and Alakazam or Espeon are the best psychic candidates against Red's Venasaur. For his Snorlax, which I personally think is the most annoying Pokemon on his team to take out, bring a fighting type Pokemon with very high attack, such as Machamp or Heracross, and use your strongest fighting type attacks against it, and you should be able to knock it down in two hits, or maybe one if you land a critical hit. As for the rest of your Pokemon's movepool, I'll let you decide on that. Be sure to bring plenty of Hyper/Max Potions, Full Restores, Full Heals and Revives, as this is the toughest trainer battle in the entire game.

This may help you ;)

answered May 27, 2013 by Jofly
selected May 28, 2013 by IndyChamp