This page contains Pokemon Gold/Silver Hints for Gameboy Color called "Recommended Team and Strategy" and has been posted or updated on Jul 6, 2008 by horseinabar.
- Developer: Game Freak
- Publisher: Nintendo
- Genre: Role-Playing Console-style RPG
- Release: Oct 14, 2000
- ESRB: Everyone
Recommended Team and Strategy
First i will give a recommended team and moveset then the strategy to beat the elite 4.
- Gyarados (preferably red gyarados because you find it already at level 30):
Thunder (which you can get at the game corner in goldenrod)
Strategy: Will, the first of the elite four, has a common weakness to electric and fire, so throw Ampharos out there and spam Thunder/Firepunches
Koga also is weak against fire and electric, with the exception of Muk which can be annoying. But if you put Typlosion first, you should have no plrblem. Use Firepunch on the bugs and Earthquake on Muk for big damage. Crobat always uses Double Team first so hit it hard with thunderpunch.
Bruno is easily taken out with a Psychic or Flying type, so you have a choice between Fearow and Jynx here. With Fearow, use Fly for the 2x damage of a supereffective hit on all the fighting types and Mud Slap on Onix with a few Leers thrown in there. Just be weary of his hitmonchan because of Ice/Thunderpunch. With Jynx, you can pretty much get easy KO's with one hit of Psychic, and take out Onix with Ice Punch.
Kathryne the dark type is very annoying with her Umbreon, it uses sand attack followed by Confuse Ray. So send out your Typlosion with a Bitter Berry and keep hitting it with Swift which never misses. Her Gengar can cause some trouble too, but most of the time it will use curse, so send out your Haunter/Gengar and hit it with Shadow Ball which is super effective. Her Vileplume is pretty much a joke, just use a Psychic, Firepunch, Fly, or Icepunch and it is down, that goes for Murkrow too. Now her Houndoom is where the trouble is at, it uses Crunch which sometimes lowers your special defence and hits hard, but if you get Gyarados out there, a waterfall should KO it fairly easily.
Finally, Lance the Dragon master. He isnt all he's cracked up to be, he just hits hard with Hyper Beam. His first pokemon is Gyarados at level 44, send out your ampharos and watch as he gets KOed from Thunderpunch. After that he will send out one of his Dragonites, switch to you Genger for the best fight because his pride and joy Hyper Beam cant hit it. Then wittle it down with Icepunch until it is KOed. You can repeat that process with all the Dragonites, the level 50 is a little harder though because of Outrage, but after 2 turns of it it will confuse him, so hit it hard then with your Ice fury. All that leaves is Aerodactyl and Carizard, which are both incredibly fast, so dont go out expecting the first blow. Just send out Gyarados against Charizard and hit it with Waterfall or Thunder, but you'll have to switch for Aerodactyl which can get a supereffective Rcokslide in on you if you arent careful. To Finish Aerodactyl, Send out your Ampharos once again and hit it with Thunderpunch.
And there you go! You just waltzes right through the Elite Four!
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