Minus: Kanto 10

Been a while but here we are again with Pokémon LeafGreen for Minus’ run.

In-game time is 13 hours 20 minutes. The team consists of Sandy the Level 6 Sandslash, Cleo the Level 26 Nidoqueen, Savage the Level 29 Primeape, Zapper the Level 29 Jolteon, Speckle the Level 29 Parasect, and Torch the Level 36 Charizard. We’re on Route 16, heading toward Fuchsia City down Cycling Road.

Now to fight a bunch of Bikers and Cue Balls.

I’ve got Zapper up front for the first guy so he can get more experience. He has trouble with the Grimer but he can OHKO the Koffing just fine, so yay!

Torch is up front for the Cue Ball with all the Fighting-types. OHKO with Wing Attack. Same for the next guy, who has more Fighting-types. Almost to Level 37!

The next two guys have Koffings and Weezings. I forgot to put Zapper at the head of my party, so I start with Torch. I switch to Zapper, who is not doing so well with the Weezing. Shock Wave only does 1/3 of its health per blow. Weezing faints Zapper in two blows, so Torch finishes it off for us and becomes Level 37. To the Pokémon Center to heal Zapper so he can grow.

After healing, back to Cycling Road to deal with the other Biker with Koffings/Weezings. Zapper is up front now. Weezings may be too much for Zapper, so I’ll switch him out for Torch during those. Flamethrower seems to OHKO them. Zappr gets poisoned by Koffing’s Sludge, which I heal after the battle. Zapper becomes Level 30 and learns Double Kick, replacing Growl.

The last Cue Ball has Fighting-types, so back to Torch for that one. More OHKOs with Wing Attack.

Now to zip down the steep hill to Route 17. There are trainers here that I will battle for EXP. More Fighting and Poison-types here, so Torch and Zapper will be the stars again. There is tall grass but nothing of interest here for me to catch.

First Biker has Weezings. Torch is up front to take those down. He has a Koffing, so I use Zapper on that. Torch grows to Level 38.

The next guy has Fighting-types. Easy kills by Torch. Torch grows to Level 39.

The path splits in two here. I’ll go down the left fork first.

The first guy has a Muk that takes two Flamethrowers to defeat. Yikes! Another split in the path where I go left again. A Cue Ball with four Fighting-types is taken out by Torch. So many Wing Attack OHKOs! Down past where the paths rejoin is another Biker with a Weezing and a Muk that Torch takes out with Flamethrower. Torch grows to Level 40 during this battle.

Now I bike back up to where the paths rejoined and head up that way to catch the trainers I missed.

The first Biker has two Voltorb. I switch from Torch to Sandy to defeat them with Dig. It’s an OHKO each time and she becomes Level 27. Yay! But Sandy gets hit with Sonic Boom before each Dig, so she’s down to half health. I heal her before carrying on.

Torch takes out the next two on the path. They both have Fighting-types, so it’s another OHKO fest for Torch. The paths converge, so I’m back to heading down.

One last Biker at the bottom with a ton of Weezing and Koffing. Zapper finally gets some action! Everything is Level 25, so I let Zapper stay out for the Shock Wave wins. OHKO for Koffing, 2HKO for Weezing. Torch grew to Level 41 here while Zapper grew to Level 31. Zapper was poisoned by the last Weezing, so he gets healed here.

Now to go south into Route 18. There are a few trainers here. They all have Flying-types, so Zapper gets the EXP here. Zapper grows to Level 32 and Level 33 here. The Dodrio is the only one not to be OHKOed by Shock Wave, though only by a bit.

Now we’re in Fuchsia City! Woot woot!