I've forgotten how difficult the early game is in gen 1 and gen 2 games.
@sprocket I've never thought early game in Gen1 or Gen2 was that hard :/ Except maybe needing a HM Slave for Flash
@Mystica it has to do with the need to heavily grind, lack of super effective/STAB moves for your starter until around level 13, and a mismatch of available wild mins versus early gym leaders.
Ie Charmander is rough versus Brock in Red/Blue, and Chikorita is dead weight versus Falkner (and just rough without a Geodude)
The remakes help with this at least.
@Mystica in HGSS, Totodile is very OP. Access to Ice Fang, Waterfall/Surf, Crunch means you can rip through most of the game with ease.
@sprocket I always go fishing for Chinchou for my watery needs ^_^ I tend to stick by my favourites when I can and honestly, I think it's kinda killed off my appreciation and enjoyment of the newer games. Trying a thing at the moment to beat a generation with only that generations pokemon as a casual play
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