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Revised Crystal route with Return strats

Exarion Mar 6th, 2015 (edited) 1,062 Never
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  1. This is an updated route that always fights Donald and Teru early and skips the Ether.
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  5. ROUTE 30
  6. - Always kill a second Poliwag with 14 Defense at Lv. 7, or with both 13 Attack at Lv. 6 and 11-12 Speed at Lv. 7. Favor killing it with one of Attack/Speed.
  7.  
  8. UNION CAVE
  9. - Don't pick up the X Attack
  10.  
  11. AZALEA TOWN/SLOWPOKE WELL
  12. - Sell TM31, then buy 3 Potions, 4 Super Potions, 7 Repels and 2 Antidotes
  13. - Pick up the Full Heal AFTER shopping; use to heal confusion/sleep as necessary
  14. - Favor using a Potion after Rocket Shorts Guy, but use a Super Potion if necessary (low HP, bad defense, low on Potions, etc.)
  15. - Pick up the Super Potion
  16.  
  17. AZALEA GYM
  18. - If you have 75+ extra experience, fight either the Paras trainer or the Caterpie/Weedle trainer
  19. - Use 1-2 Potions or a Super Potion before Rival 2 (and an Antidote if Kakuna poisoned you)
  20.  
  21. ILEX FOREST
  22. - Before entering, repel four tiles before the guard's sprite (unless you need a Cut slave)
  23. - Skip the Revive, and take the north path to move Farfetch'd
  24. - Repel + teach and use Cut on the tile before the Cut bush
  25. - Pick up the hidden Full Heal unless you have the one from Azalea
  26. - Don't pick up the X Attack
  27. - Pick up the hidden Super Potion if you have 0-4 healing items (or 5 with bad stats)
  28. - The third repel will last you through all of the Route 34 grass
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  30. GOLDENROD CITY
  31. - Get Kenya before first spinner hell pass
  32. - Fight Donald and Teru in the underground after getting the Squirtbottle
  33. - Shopping:
  34.         > 5F: Sell TM45, then buy TM33
  35.         > 3F: Buy 1 X Speed, 1 X Special and 2 X Attack (2 X Speed if you have 13-15 DV Speed and hit Ivan+Benny; 2 X Special instead if you have 12 DV Special))
  36.         > 2F: Buy 5 Escape Ropes, 2 Full Heals and 1 Poke Doll (6 Escape Ropes if you hit Irwin)
  37. - Double deposit in the Goldenrod center (triple deposit if all slaves died), switch Croconaw to slot 1 on the first menu on Route 34, then progress to Ecruteak
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  39. ECRUTEAK CITY
  40. - Need 2 Headbutt HP after the Kimono Girls (preferably 4 unless bad Attack)
  41. - Skip the mart after the girls unless you have 0-2 healing items, in which case buy 3-4 Super Potions. Favor 3 with 12-13 DV Special, 0-12 DV Speed and <$234 extra after Goldenrod
  42. - Don't pick up the hidden Hyper Potion
  43. - Need 8 Headbutt+Surf PP after Morty (at least 4 must be Surfs; 6 if need to Surf Growlithes)
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  45. OLIVINE CITY
  46. - Buy 14 Super Repels and 3-4 Super Potions. Favor 3 with 12-13 DV Special, 0-12 DV Speed and <$234 extra after Goldenrod. Also buy Paralyz Heals/Awakenings if you have 0-1 Full Heals
  47. - Teach Strength on the Kaylee pause buffer menu if you have 0-2 Headbutt PP
  48.  
  49. ROCKET HIDEOUT
  50. - Don't pick up the Guard Spec.
  51. - Surf whenever it's faster, up to 1 extra Surf (can't double Surf more than one Electrode, or Arbok and one Electrode)
  52.  
  53. GOLDENROD CITY
  54. - Use the center before Radio Tower 1
  55. - Shopping
  56.         > 5F: Get Return TM
  57.         > 4F: If you have 12-13 DV Special and enough money (<$234 extra after Goldenrod, hit any spinner, have 11-15 DV Attack OR have 13-15 DV Speed), buy 2 Calciums
  58.         > 3F: Buy 5 X Special, 8-11 X Attack, 1 X Speed, 1 Guard Spec., 2 X Accuracy (no X Speed if you bought 2 on first trip; 2 X Speed if <13 DV Speed)
  59. - Upon exiting, use 2 Calciums if you have them, then bike to the underground
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  61. RADIO TOWER 1/UNDERGROUND/RADIO TOWER 2
  62. - See the PP route here: http://pastebin.com/MVXVses1
  63. - Teach Return before Escape Roping out (and HM06+HM07 to Poliwag if you got it on Route 44)
  64. - Get Pink Bow on the way out of Radio Tower 2
  65.  
  66. BLACKTHORN CITY
  67. - Open the menu a few steps before the house below the gym and do the following:
  68.         > Use a Super Repel
  69.         > Heal to 60+ HP
  70.         > Equip the Pink Bow
  71.         > Teach HM06 and HM07 to Poliwag if you got it on Route 30
  72. - COOLTRAINER 1: Return x3
  73. - COOLTRAINER 2: Return x2
  74. - COOLTRAINER 3: Return x3
  75. - COOLTRAINER 4: Return, IP
  76. - CLAIR: IP x3, Return x2
  77.  
  78. VICTORY ROAD
  79. - Don't get EQ
  80. - RIVAL 5: X Special, Return, Surf, IP, Surf, IP, Return
  81.         (If Lv. 48 for Golbat: Return, Surf, IP+Return, IP, Surf, Return)
  82.  
  83. ELITE FOUR
  84. - WILL: X Special, Surf, IP, Return, Return x2-3, Surf
  85. - KOGA: X Special, X Accuracy, Surf x3, Return x2, IP
  86.         (If you have X Accs, don't use one if Ariados used Giga Drain or you have <80 HP)
  87. - BRUNO: X Attack x2, Return x4, IP
  88. - KAREN: X Special, X Accuracy if Sand-Attacked, Surf x2, IP, Surf x3
  89.         (Gengar can survive and use Spite. If this happens and you're left with 2 Surf PP, use an X Attack on Murkrow so you can Return it and Houndoom. If you're left with 3 Surf PP, Ice Punch Murkrow.)
  90. - LANCE: Return x2, IP x2, Return+IP, Surf x2
  91. - If you're out of Surfs on Lance, use IP on Aerodactyl and Return on Charizard
  92.  
  93. S.S. AQUA
  94. - SAILOR: Return x3
  95.  
  96. VERMILION CITY/ROUTE 9-10
  97. - Bike to the Power Plant as normal
  98. - CAMPER: Return x2
  99. - If you hit Heidi, Strength x2
  100. - Fly to Cerulean, enter and exit the gym, and bike up to Nugget Bridge as normal
  101.  
  102. NUGGET BRIDGE
  103. - TRAINER 1: Strength
  104. - TRAINER 2: Surf x2
  105. - TRAINER 3: Return x2 (IP, Return with 13 Attack at 6)
  106. - TRAINER 4: Strength x3
  107. - TRAINER 5: Return
  108. - TRAINER 6: Strength x3
  109. - TRAINER 7: Strength
  110. - After the cutscene, Fly to Saffron and bike to the Celadon Gym
  111.  
  112. CELADON GYM
  113. - TWINS: Return x2 (Strength, Return if Returning Exeggutor)
  114. - PICNICKER: IP (Return with 152+ Attack, usually 14-15 DV)
  115. - BEAUTY: Strength x3
  116. - ERIKA: IP, Return, X Attack, Return x2
  117. - After exiting, Fly to Cerulean and enter the gym
  118.  
  119. CERULEAN GYM
  120. - Pick up the Machine Part as normal
  121. - MISTY: X Attack, Return x4 (finish Lapras with Return)
  122. - After exiting, bike to the Power Plant
  123.  
  124. ROUTE 9/10
  125. - After the Power Plant, Fly to Saffron and enter the gym
  126.  
  127. SAFFRON GYM
  128. - If you hit the spinner, Strength x2
  129. - To skip second spinner: Up, Left, Down, Down
  130. - SABRINA: Return x3
  131. - After exiting, bike to Lavender Tower and talk to the guy as normal
  132. - If you hit Tom, Surf x3
  133. - Fly to Vermilion and enter the gym
  134.  
  135. VERMILION CITY
  136. - GENTLEMAN: Return x2 (use Strength or IP if you'll out of Returns)
  137. - SURGE: Surf x2, Return, Surf x2
  138. - After exiting, bike to Snorlax. Use a Super Repel and wake Snorlax as normal
  139. - Bike through the cave to the Pewter Gym
  140.  
  141. PEWTER GYM
  142. - CAMPER: Surf (if you hit Tom, IP; if you have perfect Attack, or good Attack and Lv. 59, Return)
  143. - BROCK: Surf x4, IP (if you hit Tom, IP the Graveler and the Onix)
  144. - After exiting, bike south to Cinnabar Island
  145. - Pick up the Max Ether in Viridian Forest
  146. - Use one Super Repel in Viridian Forest and another on Cinnabar Island
  147. - Use your Max Ether on Return on the second Super Repel menu
  148.  
  149. CINNABAR ISLAND
  150. - Bike east to Blaine's gym
  151. - BLAINE: Surf, Strength, Surf
  152. - After exiting, Surf east to Fuchsia and enter the gym
  153.  
  154. FUCHSIA GYM
  155. - JANINE: Return x5
  156. - After exiting, Fly to Viridian and enter the gym
  157.  
  158. VIRIDIAN GYM
  159. - BLUE: X Attack x2-3, Return, (X Attack/X Speed), Return x4, Surf
  160. - After exiting, Fly to Pallet Town and talk to Oak
  161.  
  162. PALLET TOWN
  163. - After talking to Oak, use a Super Repel, then Fly to Viridian and bike to Mt. Silver
  164.  
  165. MT. SILVER
  166. - Heal on the second Super Repel menu as normal
  167. - RED: Guard Spec., X Speed, X Attack x2, Strength, Return x9
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