New Area: Ilex Forest
Pokémon: Lv. 4 - Lv. 8
The Farfetch’d puzzle is the only event in Ilex forest. However, scripting such an event is tough work, and it seems to give a lot of people problems. Admittedly, it is trying at first, but once you get the pattern, it’s pretty easy. For clarity, I’ll give quite a few screenshots here. If these instructions are not clear enough, a video
has been made by Joyride of PkmnComminuty. Follow the path up and you’ll run into a fellow who’s lost his Farfetch’d. Obviously, you’ll have to track it down.
Head right and you’ll see a cuttable tree; we’ll be back to deal with that. Head down and you’ll see the Farfetch’d. Talk to it, and it will run directly left until it hits some trees.
Don’t talk to it. Grab the item - a revive - and go under the trees and around so you’re facing it from the top and talk to it.
It will now be opposite you by the trees. Talk to it from below.
It will head up, left, then up, between those two trees. Finally, just talk to it from below again.
From here, it will head down the and block the path. Talk to it from the right, and it will head back towards the guy who lost it.
Talk to it again and the screen will darken; the Farfetch’d will disappear. Head back to the first guy you saw; his boss will now be there. Talk to the new guy, and he’ll give you HM01; Cut. You can now cut down that bush you saw before; just teach that move to one of your Pokémon and talk to the bush.
After getting past the bush, you’ll see a wooden shrine just to the right. You can’t do much with it right now, but it will be an important event after you defeat the Elite Four. Follow the path all the way to the top; you’ll see a branching path; follow it, and a Cooltrainer will give you TM02, Headbutt. This can be used on those small Christmas Trees you see around. Occasionally, a sleeping Pokémon will be found. Inside the building for the exit from the forest, be sure to talk to the guard; she’ll give you TM12, Sweet Scent. This move attracts Pokémon.
New Area: Route 34
Pokémon: Coming Eventually. :|
|Trainer|| Youngster Samuel
| Lv. 7 Rattata, Lv. 8 Spearow, Lv. 9 Spearow, Lv. 10 Sandshrew|
|Trainer|| Pokéfan Brandon
| Lv. 10 Ledyba, Lv. 10 Spinarak|
|Trainer|| Picnicker 7Trainer/1
| Lv. 9 Hoppip, Lv. 12 Bulbasaur, Lv. 9 Hoppip|
|Trainer|| Youngster Ian
| Lv. 10 Mankey, Lv. 12 Diglett|
|Trainer|| Officer Keith
| Lv. 17 Growlithe|
|Trainer|| Camper 6Trainer/1
| Lv. 14 Psyduck|
A lot of the battles on this route can be skipped, if you wish; however, as always, it is recommended that you battle all of them to train properly. Halfway along the route, near the Officer, you’ll see a building with an old man by it; inside, an old lady will offer to train one of your Pokémon - for a price. It’s $100 per level, not a bad deal if you think about it; however, you can’t choose what moves your Pokémon learns, and it won’t evolve. She will train up to two at a time, so this also doubles as a breeding house; leave two of your Pokémon here, and if they’re compatible, the next time you come, they could have an egg for you. As with Togepi, the baby will be Level 5.
Once inside Goldenrod, your rival, Silver calls you. He tells you that you don’t need badges, only strong Pokémon. He’s headed to Ecruteak to catch a legendary Pokémon.
New Area: Goldenrod City
Goldenrod City is the largest city in any of the Pokémon games population-wise. There are quite a few things to do here. Next to the Pokémon Center is the Department Story; this is just like a Mart, only a few times bigger. The fifth floor is a very useful one; TMs 40,41, and 42 are sold here; Ice Punch, Thunder Punch, and Fire Punch, respectively. Also, a man will trade you a Machop for a Drowzee. This Machop can be highly useful at the next gym. Let me repeat; Highly useful.
Just below the train tracks in the upper part of town is a path leading right; follow it down, and you’ll run into the bike shop, Inside, a man will give you a free bike, if you advertise for him; disregard this, it means to show off your bike by riding it.
Back up the path, in the only house with a door, a woman will rate your Pokémon’s happiness; this is useful for those Pokémon that evolve by happiness, like Togepi or Golbat. Back up by the train tracks, but to the left, is the Magnet Train Station and the Radio Tower, respectively. The Magnet Train isn’t in at the moment. Inside the Radio Tower, talk to the second woman behind the desk; answer her five questions right, and she’ll give you the Radio-Visio. The questions:
1. You need to pay for a Bicycle? No.
2. Can you receive Charmander as a prize in the Game Corner? Yes.
3. Do you need the badge from Azalea Town in order to use Flash? No.
4. What do we say to Pirates? No. (This is something of an inside-outside joke.)
5. You can catch a Mudkip in Union Cave. Is this statement correct? Yes.
The Pirates joke is a reference to the fact that some people steal Shinygold, and sell it as a hard copy in a flash card. Lame. Great jab though.
Below the Magnet Train Station is the Game Corner; as you just learned, Charmander can be gotten in there - for 2,100 coins. Also available are Abra, Ekans, Dratini, and Larvitar. Coins can also be bought for $20 each, instead of being won; however, at 2,100, a Charmander or a Dratini will set you back $42,000, if you buy all the coins.
Unfortunately, you don’t have the coin case yet, and therefore can’t gamble or get any of these Pokémon - this will be rectified soon. Follow the path started by the game corner and you’ll see two buildings. The one on the left is Bill’s house - he made the PC System. He’s not home at the moment. On the right is the Underground; this is where you get the coin case. Make sure your Pokémon are fully healed before heading in; you’ll be doing some battling.New Area: Goldenrod City Underground
|Trainer|| Super Nerd Eric
| Lv. 11 Grimer, Lv. 11 Grimer|
|Trainer|| Pokémaniac Issac
| Lv. 12 Lickitung|
The item just above and to the right of Issac is the Coin Case; you can now try to get Charmander or Abra, etc.
The old lady above the Coin Case sells Herbal Medicine; they’re less expensive than regular Potions, but your Pokémon will not appreciate taking them. The next man will give your Pokémon a hair cut for $300; this raises happiness. In front of him and up a tile is a hidden Parlyz Heal. The last man will sell you a Nugget for $4500; this is a bargain, as it can be sold in any Mart for $5000; buy it, then resell it later for a profit.
|Trainer|| Super Nerd Teru
| Lv. 7 Magnemite, Lv. 7 Magnemite, Lv. 11 Voltorb, Lv. 9 Voltorb|
|Trainer|| Pokémaniac Donald
| Lv. 10 Slowpoke, Lv. 10 Slowpoke|
Once outside, you’ll be near another house, this one is the Name Rater’s house. Inside, you can change the nicknames of your Pokémon. Keep heading right and you’ll see Carlos guarding the gym.
Don’t worry - he won’t battle you this time. He will, however, warn you that this gym is particularly hard; he lost to the leader, Whitney. Because his Pokémon have fainted, he can’t battle you.
Proceed inside, and you’ll see what looks like a maze, if only at first. The path left leads right to a trainer who will block the path if she sees you. The path north leads to another trainer, then east and south.
|Trainer|| Beauty Samantha |
|Roster|| Lv. 16 Meowth, Lv. 16 Meowth|
| Beauty Victoria |
| Lv. 9 Sentret, Lv. 13 Sentret, Lv. 17 Sentret|
| Lass Carrie |
| Lv. 18 Snubbull|
At this point, only one trainer lies between you and Whitney, the leader. This trainer will be important in a minute or two.
| Lass Bridget |
| Lv. 15 Jigglypuff, Lv. 15 Jigglypuff, Lv. 15 Jigglypuff|
These Jigglypuff will, obviously, put you to sleep, so be sure to either hit fast and hard, or poison/burn them before you go under.
| Leader Whitney |
| Lv. 18 Clefairy, Lv. 20 Miltank|
| $2000, Plainbadge, TM45 (Attract)|
| My Team || Lv. 21 Bayleef, Lv. 20 Flaffy, Lv. 20 Charmeleon, Lv. 21 Marshtomp, Lv. 20 Gastly|
Be sure to heal before taking on Whitney. If you played the original games, you probably remember that Whitney was a pain in the butt. Her first Pokémon, the Clefairy, knows Metronome, so there’s always a chance of something bad happening to your Pokémon; however, it is relatively easy to take down with a just a few good attacks, so head right at it. The Miltank, however, can be, for lack of a better word, hell. It knows the move Rollout, which is the normal version of Fury Cutter. Miltank’s high attack, plus the increasing power of the move, and it’s Milk Drink attack, which heals it, can make it nigh unstoppable. If you let it get going, it will eventually get to the point where it’s attacks OHKO you, no matter what. The attack will hit Gastly no matter what, so if that was your plan, think again. There are a couple things you can do to counter it though. For example, I started with Gastly, and used Hypnosis, then cursed it. By the time I had switch to my Bayleef, it had awoken and started rolling. Then, I poisoned it, for double damage. It fainted from the damage before it could kill the rest of my team. After defeating Whitney, she starts crying, and will refuse to give you the badge. She will, however, give you the money. Remember what I said about Lass Bridget, the trainer just below Whitney? Talk to her, then talk to Whitney again. This time, she will give you the Plain Badge. You can now use Strength outside of battle. She also gives you TM45, Attract. Fortunately, her Pokémon don’t use the attack much.
Backtrack out of the gym, and heal your Pokémon. In the house just to the right of the gym, one of the girls will give you the Squirtbottle, which is needed to get to the next town.