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  • Beat Red with Johto Pokemon only. (Set Mode, LVL: <=65, No Items)

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  • Created by msdmario on: 22 Feb, 2022 08:04
    Last modified: 19 May, 2023 22:16

    22 Feb 2022 08:04
    msdmario uploaded this achievement.
    22 Mar 2022 08:37
    msdmario edited this achievement.
    5 Apr 2022 08:16
    msdmario edited this achievement.
    19 Apr 2022 22:07
    msdmario promoted this achievement to the Core set.
    WKGames 5 Jun 2022 04:39
    Beat this with a Level 61 Espeon, a Level 60 Umbreon, a Level 60 Typhlosion, and a Level 60 Suicune, and two pivoting Pokemon. I led with Espeon and OHKO'd the Pikachu with Psychic to prevent status effects / charm. Red would send out Espeon to counter mine so I switched to Umbreon and took it out with Faint Attack. Red would counter Umbreon with Snorlax which I didn't have a good counter to. My strategy was to use Umbreon to confuse Snorlax and lower its defense with Screech while stalling it via sand attack. With a lot of luck, Snorlax kills itself via confusion. Suicune easily counters Charizard with Surf and can do some damage to Venusaur with Aurora Beam before Typhlosion takes it out with Flamethrower. I used Suicune and Espeon to deal some damage to Blastoise and got lucky enough that Typhlosion was able to kill Blastoise as my last Pokemon. I don't recommend this strategy, it took about 6 tries to succeed due to the luck required on Snorlax. This set taught me how critical items in battle can be, a lot of these challenges would have been way easier with X items / potions.
    21 Jul 2022 08:33
    msdmario edited this achievement's logic.
    Kryle 23 Aug 2022 16:03
    The Snorlax is the biggest biatch of this battle.. literally. Heh xD
    SegoeUI 25 Aug 2022 13:42
    Cleared with Quagsire lv64, Typhlosion lv64, Tyranitar lv64, Wobbuffet lv58, Lugia lv60, and Misdreavus lv46. Lugia was strictly backup and did not end up being necessary. Misdreavus was supposed to be taking down Snorlax with Perish Song but luckily Wobbuffet was able to get in on Lax and KO it with Destiny Bond, so Mis didn't end up ever coming in.
    GoblinBoy 8 Nov 2022 09:59
    Lv64 Tyranitar can deal with half the team easily. The rest of the team can be whatever you want for cleanup honestly
    telepathos 21 Feb 2023 17:03
    This ^ Beat him with a lvl 61 Tyranitar and a team of lvl 55-56s (Espeon, Houndoom, Crobat, Suicune, Heracross)
    JohnathanHyde 28 Mar 2023 12:41
    Cleared with Donphan, Tyranitar, Lanturn (Flash user as well), Skarmory, and Hitmontop all level 64.

    Opened Donphan with Earthquake since all he can respond with is Quick Attack on Pikachu.

    From there it's about having the right checks for his team:

    Skarmory to deal with Venusaur with Fly.

    Hitmontop with High Jump Kick and Mach Punch to deal with Snorlax (lots of breeding to get this mon with those moves).

    Lanturn for Blastoise with Thunderbolt (Spark is good, but it doesn't do enough).

    Tyranitar for Charizard and Espeon. I kept Tyranitar in to deal with Snorlax but it just didn't do enough damage to take it down without putting itself at risk (Red still had Espeon in the back) so thankfully I had Hitmontop in the back.

    Hope this helps someone who is struggling with this.
    19 May 2023 22:16
    msdmario edited this achievement's logic.
    Lycanroc 15 Jun 2023 21:16
    As mentioned by others before, Tyranitar is a lynchpin here, with a set of Rock Slide, Sandstorm, Crunch, and Earthquake. Just make sure to have something else to deal with Blastoise and Venusaur.

    The legendary beasts are very useful for many of these level-based challenges challenges, with them only being ineligible against Janine.
    Aurareus 16 Aug 2023 03:51
    Just pulled this off with my ragtag team of misfits featuring lvl54 Jumpluff, lvl53 Lanturn, lvl53 Donphan, lvl53 Delibird, lvl54 Dunsparce, lvl56 Suicune, a bit of good luck and whole lotta moxie.
    DarbazMahmood 3 Dec 2023 01:19
    Level 60 typhlosion (dynamic punch, earthquacke, flamethrower, smoke screen) holding leftovers
    level 60 raiku (spark, thunder, leer, flash) holding magnet
    level 60 suicune (surf, blizzard, rain dance, aurora beam) holding nevermeletic
    level 60 entie (flamthrower, headbutt, fire spin, cut ๐Ÿ˜…) holding silk scarfe
    level 60 lugia (hydropump, shadow ball, rain dance, recover) holding quick claw
    level 60 ho-oh ( fire blast, psychic, sunny day, recover) holding charcoal
    1- eathquake vs pikachu
    2- change to lugia, shdow ball espion
    3- change to raiku, thunder blastoise, then leer snorlax untill fainting
    4- headbutt snorlax
    5- change to suicune surf charizad, and blizzard venosaur
    note: team is over kill, ho oh is plan b if someting goes wrong (bad luck).
    Ismaelisa2021 2 Feb 2024 16:53
    Tyranitar 63
    Lugia 63
    Miltank 63
    Feraligart 62
    Suicune 59
    Sunkern 15. Exp share
    Techiteruel 17 Feb 2024 20:01
    In a Similar Run I used
    Sudowoodo (For Snorlax and Charizard)
    A recently catched Ho-oh (For Venusaur)
    Lanturn (For Charizard and Blastoise)
    Houndoom (For Venusaur and Espeon)
    A Miltank
    A Hitmontop (the only fighting type from Johto)

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