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Yellow Classic routing/notes

Exarion Dec 20th, 2018 (edited) 172 Never
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  2. Speed guide:
  3. 15          0 Carbos, faster than Gengar
  4. 12-14       0 Carbos
  5. 11          0 Carbos, tied with Rapidash
  6. 10          1 Carbos, faster than Rapidash
  7. 9           1 Carbos, tied with Rapidash   
  8. 8           2 Carbos, tied with Rapidash, slower than Kadabra
  9. 7           2 Carbos, slower than Rapidash (X ATTACKS), slower than Kadabra
  10. 6           3 Carbos, tied with Rapidash, slower than Kadabra
  11. 0-5         LOL
  12. ----------------------------------------
  13.  
  14. PRE-ROUTING:
  15. - Current experience route is good with like 6+ DV Speed (including Carbos)
  16. - Current route works with Vaporeon strats
  17. - Option to skip Rock Slide (better because of freeze), but there's no use in keeping Double Kick
  18. - Can candy to 43 for Hypno/Koga (extra menu but no lost exp.)
  19.     > This makes Venomoth an 83% EQ range with perfect Attack (guaranteed with Special fall)
  20. - Skip X Attacks, keep Potions with 6 or 8+ DV Speed
  21.     > X Speed on Silph Giovanni (guarantee Persian with badge boost, 53-74% range on Nidoqueen)
  22.     > X Acc on Blaine
  23. - Move order:
  24.     > SWAP: HA/Tackle/Leer
  25.     > HA/Tackle/Leer/DK
  26.     > HA/Tackle/Thrash/DK
  27.     > SWAP: Thrash/Tackle/HA/DK
  28.     > Thrash/BB/HA/DK
  29.     > Thrash/BB/TB/DK
  30.     > Drill/RS/TB/IB
  31.     > Drill/EQ/IB/TB
  32.  
  33. ROUTE 1 TO 2 DSUM:
  34. - DSum: Equal encounter at step 2, then add 5.5 to cycle of 256 per step (so step 1 is R1E minus 5.5)
  35.     > Start-of-grass-patch offsets: 42, 35, 26, 8, 3
  36.     > L6 Nidoran-M is 222
  37.         - L3 Pidgey: 25 or 203
  38.         - L4 Pidgey: 76
  39.         - L2 Rattata: 121
  40.         - L3 Rattata: 153
  41.         - L2 Pidgey: 178
  42.         - L5 Pidgey: 222
  43.         - L4 Rattata: 235
  44.         - L6 Pidgey: 247
  45.         - L7 Pidgey: 254
  46.  
  47. STANDARD DSUM:
  48. - L3 Rattata: 5 in, 37 out, 12 in, 35 out
  49. - L3 Pidgey: 32 out, 11 in, 35 out, 12 in
  50. - L4 Rattata: 23 out, 10 in, 37 out, 11 in
  51. - L4 Nidoran-M: 17 out, 9 in, 38 out, 9 in
  52. - L4 Nidoran-F: 13 out, 8 in, 38 out, 10 in
  53. - L5 Pidgey: 9 out, 9 in, 38 out, 10 in
  54. - L6 Nidoran-F: 5 out, 8 in, 38 out, 9 in
  55. - L7 Pidgey: 10 in, 38 out, 9 in, 38 out
  56.  
  57. EARLY GAME:
  58. - Viridian Mart: Buy 6 Poke Balls and 6 Potions (or 5/7, Flareon strats only)
  59. - Spearow DSum: http://i.imgur.com/VFell8l.png
  60. - Kill Geodude in Mt. Moon, or do one of the following:
  61.     > Candy twice after Machoke (still get L38 for Kadabra and L43 after Venomoth)
  62.     > Delay candies until before Mankey, then fight top Hiker
  63.     > Don't delay candies, then fight second bottom Hiker (bad)
  64.     > Get Gentlemandy
  65.     > Skip heal pad (bad)
  66. - Vermilion Mart: Sell Poke Balls, TM34 and Nugget (and Potions with 0-5 or 7 DV Speed); buy 8 Super Potions and 3 Repels
  67. - Cut menu:
  68.     > Teach Dig
  69.     > Swap Repels to slot 1
  70.     > Teach Cut
  71.     > Cut the bush
  72. - Trash cans: http://wiki.pokemonspeedruns.com/index.php/Trash_Cans
  73.  
  74. FIRST MIDGAME:
  75. - Center immediately in Celadon, then go to Game Corner
  76. - Celadon Mart:
  77.     > Take elevator to 5F
  78.     > 5F: Buy 11 X Accuracy, 5 X Special, 7 X Speed (12/4/8 with Vaporeon strats; 2 X Attacks if 0-5 or 7 DV Speed)
  79.     > 6F: Buy Soda Pop, then Fresh Water, then trade, then buy another Fresh Water
  80.     > 2F: Buy 10 Super Repels
  81. - Fly menu:
  82.     > Swap Super Repels to slot 2
  83.     > Teach Fly
  84.     > Teach Rock Slide in slot 2
  85.     > Use a Super Repel
  86.     > Swap X Accs to slot 3
  87.     > Teach Horn Drill in slot 1
  88.     > Swap X Speeds to slot 4
  89.     > Teach Ice Beam in slot 4
  90.     > Fly to Lavender
  91.  
  92. SECOND MIDGAME:
  93. - Gym order: Silph --> Safari --> Sabrina --> Koga --> mansion --> Erika --> Blaine --> Giovanni
  94. - Candy twice to L37 on bike-to-Silph menu
  95. - After Silph Machoke and items:
  96.     > Swap X Specials to slot 5
  97.     > Teach EQ over Rock Slide (slot 2)
  98.     > (Use Carbos)
  99. - Silph Rival: X Speed with <9 DV Speed
  100. - Silph Giovanni: X Speed (guarantee Persian with badge boost, 53-74% range on Nidoqueen)
  101. - Poke Flute menu:
  102.     > Use a Super Repel
  103.     > Use an Elixer
  104.     > (Use a Super Potion)
  105.     > Use the Poke Flute
  106. - (Optional: Candy once to L43 before Juggler 2)
  107. - Mom heal is optional (slower than Elixering, but allows you to E4 center skip or Drill Champion)
  108. - Menu in Pallet, not Fuchsia:
  109.     > Use a Super Repel
  110.     > (Use an Elixer if you didn't Mom heal)
  111.     > Teach Strength to Lapras
  112.     > Teach Surf to Lapras
  113.     > Use remaining 1-2 candies to reach L45
  114. - Always get both mansion candies (and use them before picking up the key)
  115. - X Acc on Blaine (Rapidash setup) with 6 or 8+ DV Speed
  116.  
  117. LATE GAME:
  118. - Can X Spec on Giovanni with 5+ DV Speed
  119. - Can Ice Beam Rhydon at L50 unless terrible Special, and can EQ Nidoking
  120. - Viridian Rival: X Special (can do it on Exeggcute with very high Special)
  121. - 5 Drills after mom heal/Elixer:
  122.     > Rapidash
  123.     > Arcanine
  124.     > Persian
  125.     > Nidoqueen
  126.     > Nidoking (Rhydon if terrible Special)
  127. - 5 Drills if Vaporeon strats:
  128.     > Arcanine
  129.     > Persian
  130.     > Nidoqueen
  131.     > Sandslash (could do Rhydon for safety, but seems worse)
  132.     > Vaporeon
  133. - X Speed on Agatha unless 15 DV Speed (outspeed Gengar, X Special on Golbat)
  134.  
  135. -----
  136.  
  137. VAPOREON STRAT EVALUATION:
  138. Rival 1: -8
  139. Rival 2: N/A
  140. Rival 3: N/A
  141. Rival 4: +1
  142. Rival 5: +2
  143. Rival 6: +2 (X Acc might be better anyway because of animation)
  144. Champion: +4 (Magneton range with <14 DV)
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