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Joycey asks: Added Jun 7th 2004, ID #3840

Question for Pokemon Crystal

Does any one know a good starting team for pokemon crystal? If so tell me!
 
 
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yrbanys answered: Added 10th Jun 2004, ID #4566
1. Totodile or Cyndaquil
2. Pidgey (rt. 29, 30, 31, 32) or Spearow (rt. 46)
3. Rattata (rt. 29, 30, 31, 32)
4. Weedle (rt. 30, 31)
5. Gastly (Sprout Tower)
6. Mareep (rt. 32)

Totodile is probably the most powerful of the 3 starting pokemon, and will be the most useful when you have to use moves like surf and cut, but it learns very weak moves.

Cyndaquil is slightly less powerful, but learns very strong moves and evolves quickly (lv 14).

Chikorita, the other choice, is the weakest of the 3 pokemon, and is very succeptable to 6 of the 8 gyms' elements. it is not very useful unless you need a pokemon that can learn cut, but past lv. 40 it can actually become quite powerful. however, it is definately the worst of the 3 choices, especially for a starting team.

Pidgey is relatively stronger in defense than Spearow, but Spearow definately has superior attack and speed. However, Pidgey's evolutions, Pigeotto (lv. 18) and Pidgeot (lv. 36) are much more powerful than Spearow's evolved form Fearow (lv. 20). I would suggest Pidgey, but if you feel responsible enough not to do anything reckless with your pokemon Spearow is probably the better choice.

Rattata is a very strong and fast pokemon in spite of its appearance and learns very powerful moves such as hyper fang and super fang. However, be careful when fighting ghost pokemon because against them Rattata's attacks will do no damage at all!

Weedle is slightly less strong, but it has a strong defense as a poison-type. its evolutions, Kakuna (lv 7) and Beedrill (lv 10) are very strong however, but it would be wise to ditch them once you reach goldenrod as their power will become obsolete against higher-level pokemon.

Gastly will be very useful against many types of pokemon. though it grows somewhat slowly, it is very strong and learns many useful moves. beware of normal-type pokemon, however, because though normal-type attacks do not affect ghost pokemon, ghost-type attacks do not affect normal pokemon and this will become a huge problem if the normal pokemon knows a dark-type move.

Lastly, Mareep is an excellent pokemon, though somewhat weak in its first stage. It will become very useful against flying and water pokemon, and can learn flash. electric pokemon are naturally fast and strong, but beware of ground pokemon because electric-type attacks will not affect them.

If you can't wait to get a Mareep, you can catch Caterpie (rt. 30, 31) or Geodude (Dark Cave) but Caterpie is VERY weak until it evolves into Metapod (lv. 7), and it still will not be of much use against the first gym, even after it evolves into Butterfree (lv 10). However, Butterfree will learn some psychic moves, which will become useful in Sprout Tower and against the plethora of poison pokemon in the game.

Geodude is very hard to train in that it takes a while for it to grow to a new level. though it does have a good offensive against a number of element types, its attacks are generally weak and it is very slow. However, if you can get it to learn Rock Throw, it will become useful in the first gym as rock pokemon are very strong against flying-types.
 
 
 
 
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squonge answered: Added 24th Jun 2004, ID #5973
Personally, I like cyndaquil as a starter. Fire is one of my favourite types, and it's also the most useful during the game of the starters I believe. Cyndaquil is also the fastest of the starters, and speed is important to winning battles. Fire is strong against Grass, Ice, Bug and Steel.

A good team should also have an electric pokemon. Paralizing a pokemon is a useful technique due to it drastically reducing speed and sometimes preventing the pokemon from attacking. I emphasize that speed is important again. Electric is good against Water and Flying, and the only type super affective against it is Ground.
An ice type Pokemon is good to have as well. If anything is better than paralizing, it's freezing since it leaves the pokemon completely unuseable. Ice is strong against Grass, Ground, Dragon and Flying, with at least one pokemon from all the Elite Four trainers having the later, and three of Lance's Pokemon being both Flying and Dragon.

The only time you can do easy on the speed is when you get a good Ground pokemon. It's useful to have a pokemon with strong physical attacks, and Ground is also good against Fire, Poison, Electric, Rock and Steel. Most Ground pokemon tend to have good defence too.

A good Psychic pokemon is useful too, but a decent Flying type is just as useful if you already have the Ground Type. Those are the only two types that are super effective against Fighting pokemon. Psychic is also good against Poison (but Ground will take care of them) and Flying is also good against Grass and Bug (but Fire will take care of them). Flying is resistant to Grass, Fighting, Bug, and completely immune to Ground, while Psychic is resistant to Fighting and other Psychics.

The rest is up to you. Well, it's all up to you, I'm not forcing you to listen to me. But I'll stress the importance of speed again, it can win you battles.
 
 
 
 
nykole answered: Added 5th Jul 2004, ID #7426
Cyndaquil or Totodile
Sentret
Pidgey
Geodude or Onix
Bellsprout

If you get a Totodile, put Growlithe in your party. If you get Cyndaquil, put a Poliwag or Magikarp (who evolves into Gyarados on L20)
 
 
 
 
Guest answered: Added 9th Aug 2010, ID #347919
Get cyndaquil
bellsprout
poliwag

and later on get
slowpoke
cubone
and umbreon
 
 
 
 
Guest answered: Added 11th Sep 2010, ID #355398
Cyndaquill, then Hoothoot, Psyduck, Mareep, Drowzee and Onix
 
 
 
 
Guest answered: Added 26th Nov 2010, ID #368963
Cyndaquil to start.

Catch a Pidgey.

Catch a Wooper.

Catch a Bellsprout so you can trade it for the Onix in Violet City.

Catch a Pineco in that forest after Azalea Town.

Catch the Sudowoodo and Swap it for Onix

Eevee is a must have.
 
 
 
 
Guest answered: Added 23rd Dec 2010, ID #375006
My starting team

cyndaquil

poliwag

zubat,pidgey,spearow etc

abra

scyther is alright but scizor is awesome (only if you can trade).

A good electric or fighting pokemon eg machop, tyrouge(from odd egg)or Jolteon

hope this helps!


 
 
 
 
Guest answered: Added 21st Mar 2012, ID #491679
Cyndaquil

Hoot-hoot

Geodude

Caterpie (evolve it to Butterfree at lvl 10 and you'll have a Psychic Pokemon)

Wooper

Bellsprout
 
 
 
 
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Guest answered: Added 10th Aug 2012, ID #530982
For the starter I would say Cyndaquil for a fire type then for water wooper and for grass I would say pickup Bellsprout then for flying pidgey then you should pickup a fighting type or electric type for fighting tyrouge and electric type magneton then for the sixth any type you like HOPE THIS HELPED. POKEMON THAT JUST MISSED arcanine, flareon,golduck, poiwarth,parascet, tangele,fearow,primape,electrode.
 
 
 
 
Guest answered: Added 17th Sep 2012, ID #539759
If by starting you mean after you beat the game and are battling someone then I would use
Feraligatr
Raikou
Pinsir
Tyranitar
Electabuzz
Steelix

All of them being on level 100
You could replace witch ever with draginite if you please
 
 
 
 
 

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