Anyway, I managed to defeat her despite her carrying literally the worst Pokemon possible for my team as her ace. Thank heavens for screwed-up AI.
After her, it's the Elite Four, and then I can opt into Kanto or opt out of it as I please.
I should probably do Mono-Poison. It's not that the run itself is hard, it's that typing up all the dialogue wears on my nerves. Meh...
At least I beat Clair. After these two runs, if I do ANYTHING in Gens I+II, it will be a Yellow Rocketlocke (with Pikachu allowed) -> a Gold Rocketlocke [-> an Emerald Rocketlocke?], a MonoPoison Silver [->MonoPoison Sapphire], and a Vietnamese Crystal run. (For the Rocketlockes, I'll be playing with Absolute Promotion Clause on, so no Meowths for me in Gen II - so I lose nothing by playing in Gold.)
For the Rocketlockes, I'll be catching whatever comes up first on the route and using whatever's allowed, so I don't need to check locations. I know I'll get loads of Rattatas (/Poochyenas for Emerald), so I'll at least be able to start the game. (And heaven help me if I end up doing a Rattata (/Poochyena)-only run...)
Now, if you'll excuse me, I need to compile Poison-type locations from these two FAQs.
13 Weedle Bug/Psn S - Route 2, Route 30, Route 31, Ilex Forest, National Park, Bug Catching Contest. G - Bug Catching Contest. 14 Kakuna Bug/Psn Same as Weedle. Evolves from Weedle(7). 15 Beedrill Bug/Psn Route 2(S), Bug Catching. Evlvs from Kakuna(10) 23 Ekans Psn G- GGC. S - Route 3,4,32,33. 24 Arbok Psn Route 3,4,26,27(S only). Evlvs from Ekans(22). 29 Nidoran(F) Psn Route 35,36. 30 Nidorina Psn Route 13,14,15. Evolves from Nidoran(F)(16). 31 Nidoqueen Grnd/Psn Evolves from Nidorina(MnSt). 32 Nidoran(M) Psn Route 35,36. 33 Nidorino Psn Route 13,14,15. Evolves from Nidoran(M)(16). 34 Nidoking Grnd/Psn Evolves from Nidorino(MnSt). 41 Zubat Psn/Fly Route 3,4,32,33,42, DarkCave, Union Cave, Slowpoke Well, Ilex Forest, Burned Tower, Waterfall Pass, Mt.Mortar, Ice Path, Whirl Islands, Rock Tunnel, Mt.Moon. 42 Golbat Psn/Fly Dark Cave, Union Cave, Slowpoke Well, Waterfall Pass, Mt. Mortar, Ice Path, Whirl Islands, Victory Road, Silver Cave. Evolves from Zubat(22). 43 Oddish Grs/Psn Route 5,6,24,25, Ilex Forest. 44 Gloom Grs/Psn Route 5. Evolves from Oddish(21). 45 Vileplume Grs/Psn Evolves from Gloom(LfSt). 46 Paras Bug/Grs Ilex Forest, Mt. Moon. 47 Parasect Bug/Grs Evolves from Paras(24). 48 Venonat Bug/Psn Route 24,25,43, Bug Catching. 49 Venomoth Bug/Psn Route 24,25. Evolves from Venonat(31). 69 Bellsprout Grs/Psn Route 5,6,24,25,31,32,44. 70 Weepinbell Grs/Psn Route 24,25,44. Evolves from Bellsprout(21). 71 Victreebell Grs/Psn Evolves from Weepinbell(LfSt). 72 Tentacool Wtr/Psn Route 12,13,19,20,2126,27,32,34,40,41, New Bark, Cherrygrove, Union Cave, Olivine, Whirl Is, Cianwood, Pallet, Vermilion, Cinnibar Island. 73 Tentacruel Wtr/Psn See Tentacool. Evolves from Tentacool(30). 88 Grimer Psn Route 16,17,18, Celadon City. 89 Muk Psn See Grimer. Evolves from Grimer. 92 Gastly Gst/Psn Sprout Tower, Tin Tower. 93 Haunter Gst/Psn Route 8. Evolves from Gastly(25). 94 Gengar Gst/Psn Evolves from Haunter(Trd). 109 Koffing Psn Burnt Tower. 110 Weezing Psn Evolves from Koffing(35).That's the Silver situation? Gag.
167 Spinarak Bug/Psn G only - Route 2,30,31,37 168 Ariados Bug/Psn G only - Route 2. Evolves from Spinarak(22)169 Crobat Psn/Fly Evolves from Golbat.(Happy) 211 Qwilfish Wtr/Psn Route 12,32
Is Sapphire any better?
======================== Littleroot & Route 101, Route 102, Route 104 ======================== Wurmple (Grass) ======================== Petalburg Woods ======================== Cascoon (Grass) Some Wurmple (Grass) Some ======================== Route 103, Route 105 & Island Cave, Dewford Town & Route 106, Route 107, Route 108, Route 109, Slateport City, Route 115, Route 122 & Mt. Pyre, Lilycove City, Route 124, Mossdeep City, Route 118 ======================== Tentacool (Fishing & Surfing) Some(Old & Good Rod) ======================== Abandoned Ship ======================== This area is small. Pokemon can be found by Surfing & Fishing. Tentacool (Fishing & Surfing) Some(Old & Good Rod) Tentacruel (B1F) Few(Surfing) Tentacruel (B1F) Some(Super Rod) ======================== Route 110 & Cycling Road ======================== This area is large. Pokemon can be found in Grass, by Surfing, & Fishing. Gulpin (Grass) Some Oddish (Grass) Some Tentacool (Fishing & Surfing) Some(Old & Good Rod) ======================== Route 117 ======================== Oddish (Grass) Some Roselia (Grass) Some ======================== Fiery Path ======================== Grimer (Cave Floor) Few(Ruby) & Some(Sapphire) Koffing (Cave Floor) Some(Ruby) & Few(Sapphire) ======================== Route 114 ======================== Seviper (Grass) Some(Sapphire Only) ======================== Meteor Falls, Cave of Origin, Victory Road ======================== Golbat Zubat ======================== Route 119 ======================== Oddish (Grass) Some Tentacool(Fishing & Surfing) Some (Old Rod & Good Rod) ======================== Route 120 ======================== Oddish (Grass) Some ======================== Route 121 ======================== Gloom (Grass) Few Oddish (Grass) Some ======================== Safari Zone ======================== Gloom (Southeast & Southwest) Few Gloom (Northeast & Northwest) Some Oddish (Northeast & Northwest) Some Oddish (Southeast & Southwest) Many ======================== Route 123 ======================== Gloom (Grass) Few Oddish (Grass) Some Tentacool (Fishing & Surfing) Some(Old & Good Rod) ======================== Route 125 & Shoal Cave, Seafloor Cavern ======================== Golbat (Cave) Tentacool (Fishing) Zubat (Cave) ======================== Sky Pillar ======================== Golbat (Ground Floor, 2F, & 4F) Some...I am going to be forced to beat this game with Dustox, Crobat, Vileplume, Tentacruel, Muk/Weezing, Seviper, and Roselia or Swalot. If I'm lucky.
GOOD FECKIN' GAD, IT'S GOING TO BE PURE ZUBATS THROUGH THE E
Well, I was thinking of introducing a Zubat subplot for the Silver MonoPoison run, so... yay. That will be... fun. Good thing that run isn't coming up for a while...
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