Pokemon Worth Training ------------------------------------------------------------------ Table of contents I.The Pokemon II.How to Acquire III.Advice on techniques ---------------------------------------------------------- I.The Pokemon (Some pokemon may be shown twice because of type) 1.Normal -Slaking -Exploud -Castform 2.Fire -Blaziken -Ninetails 3.Water -Swampert -Gyarados -Sharpedo -Walrein -Kingdra -Kyogre 4.Electric -Magneton -Raichu 5.Grass -Sceptile -Shiftry -Bellossom -Cradily 6.Ice -Walrein -Regice 7.Fighting -Blaziken -Machamp 8.Poison -Crobat 9.Ground -Swampert -Golem -Flygon -Groudon 10.Flying -Gyarados -Crobat -Altaria -Salamence -Rayquaza 11.Psychic -Gardevoir -Alakazam -Lunatone -Metagross -Latias -Latios 12.Bug -Armaldo 13.Rock -Golem -Aggron -Lunatone -Cradily -Armaldo -Regirock 14.Ghost -Banette -Dusclops 15.Dragon -Flygon -Altaria -Kingdra -Salamence -Latias -Latios -Rayquaza 16.Dark -Shiftry -Sharpedo -Absol 17.Steel -Aggron -Magneton -Metagross -Registeel ---------------------------------------------------------- II.How to Acquire Slaking- Catch a Slakoth in Petalburg Woods. Raise untill it evolves into Vigoroth and again into Slaking. Exploud- Catch a Whismur at Route 116 or Rusturf Tunnel and raise it until it evolves into a Loudred and again into an Exploud. Castform- Given to you at the Weather Institute. Blaziken- At the beginning of the game, choose Torchic. Raise until it evolves into Combusken and again into Blaziken. Ninetails- Catch a Vulpix at Mt. Pyre and evolve it with a Fire Stone. Swampert- At the beginning of the game, choose Mudkip. Raise until it evolves into Marshtomp and again into Swampert. Gyarados- Catch a Magikarp by fishing anywhere. Raise until it evolves into Gyarados. Sharpedo- Catch a Carvanha by fishing at Routes 118 or 119. Raise until it evolves into Sharpedo. Walrein- Catch a Spheal at Shoal Cave. Raise until it evolves into a Sealeo and again into a Walrein. Kingdra- Catch a Horsea by fishing at routes 132,133 or 134. Raise until it evolves into a Seadra. Give the Seadra a Dragonscale and trade it to evolve it into a Kingdra. Kyogre- Catch in Cave of Origin(Only in Sapphire) Magneton- Catch a Magnemite in New Mauville. Raise until it evolves into a Magneton. Raichu- Catch a Pikachu in the Safari Zone and evolve it with a Thunder Stone. Sceptile- At the baginning of the game, choose Treeko. Raise until it evolves into a Grovyle and again into a Sceptile. Shiftry- Catch a Seedot at Route 114(Ruby Only) Raise until it evolves into a Nuzleaf. Use a Leaf Stone to evolve Nuzleaf into Shiftry. Bellossom- Catch a Oddish at Route 110,117,119,120, 121,or 123. Raise it until it evolves into a Gloom. Use a Sun Stone on Gloom to evolve it into a Bellossom. Cradily- In the desert when you come up to two fossils, choose the root fossil. A man in the Devon Corps building in Rustboro City will resurrect it and it will be a Lileep. Raise it until it evolves into a Cradily. Regice- Once you solve the mystery of the Sealed Chamber and open the three doors, go to Dewford Town. Surf Northwest until you find a small island with trees and a Ruin Maniac. Surf up right from the island until you find a cave. Go in the cave. Press the A button next to the Brailie on the wall. Then just wait. It will take a few minutes, but it will open. Regice is just past the door. Machamp- Catch a Machop at Route 112, Firey Path or Jagged Pass. Raise it until it evolves into a Machoke. Trade Machoke. Then it will into Machamp. Crobat- Catch a Granite Cave, Meteor Falls, any cave you can find(Except for Firey Path). Raise it until it evolves into a Golbat. In order to evolve Golbat into Crobat, you must tame it. To speed up the taming process, give your Golbat HpUps, other vitamins and poke blocks. Once your Golbat is fully tamed, raise it one level so it will evolve into a Crobat. Golem- Catch a Geodude by using Rock Smash wherever there are rocks that can be destroyed. Raise it until it evolves into a Graveler. Trade Graveler to evolve it into a Golem. Flygon- Catch a Trapinch until it evolves into a Vibrava and again into a Flygon. Groudon- Catch in Cave of Origin(Only in Ruby) Altaria- Catch a Swablu at Route 114. Raiseit until it evolves into an Altaria. Salamence- Catch a Bagon in the same room where you find TM02 in Meteor Falls. Raise it until it evolves into a Shelgon and again into a Salamence. Rayquaza- Catch at the very top of Sky Pillar. Gardevoir- Catch a Ralts on Route 102. Raise it until it evolves into a Kirlia(this may be hard)and again into a Gardevoir. Alakazam- Catch an Abra in Granite Cave. Raise it until it evolves into a Kadabra. Trade it to evolve it into an Alakazam. Lunatone- Catch it in meteor falls(Only in Sapphire) Metagross- Once you beat the Pokemon League, go to Stevenís house in Mossdeep City. In there will be a note and a poke ball holding a Beldum for you. Take the Beldum and raise it until it becomes a Matang and again into a Matagross. Latias- Once you beat the Pokemon League, TVs will report about a red pokemon flying around Hoenn. That pokemon is Latias. She can be found in random places around Hoenn(Only in Sapphire). Latios- Once you beat the Pokemon League, TVs will report about a blue pokemon flying around Hoenn. That pokemon is Latios. He can be found in random places around Hoenn(Only in Ruby). Armaldo- In the desert when you come up to two fossils, choose the claw fossil. A man in the Devon Corps building in Rustboro City will resurrect it and it will be a Anorith. Raise it until it evolves into an Armaldo. Aggron- Catch a Aron in Granite Cave. Raise it until it evolves into a Lairon and again into an Aggron. Regirock- Once you solve the mystery of the Sealed Chamber and open the three doors, go to the desert. Keep going down until you see a small cave. Go in the cave. walk up to the Brailie on the wall, then walk right two steps, walk down two steps, and use Strength(It may sound weird but thatís what you are supposed to do). If you did it right, an opening will appear. Regirock will be in the next room. Banette- Catch a Shuppet at Mt. Pyre. Raise it until it evolves into a Banette. Dusclops- Catch a Duskull at Mt. Pyre. Raise it until it evolves into a Dusclops. Absol- Catch it at Route 120. Registeel- Once you solve the mystery of the Sealed Chamber and open the three doors, go to route 120. Go down until you see a girl and a mountain path going up. take the path and keep going up until you see a Ruin Maniac and a small cave. Go in the cave. Stand in the middle of the cave and use Fly. An opening will appear. Go through the opening to find Registeel. III.Advice on Techniques 1.The Beauty of HMs Any water type pokemon should know surf. Do not teach it waterfall instead because waterfall is exactly like surf only weaker. Strength and Cut are good moves to teach to pokemon in training. Strength is also a good move for normal types like Slaking and Exploud. Fly is another good HM for battle. Natu, Gyarados, Zubat, Golbat and Ninjask are the only flying type pokemon I know that canít learn Fly. 2.Being cautious with TMs Whenever you use a TM, be sure that it will be put to good use. Another thing about TMs is that they might learn on their own what you might teach them. For example, you might have a Kirlia(a psychic type) at LV 24 that stinks, so you would want to teach it Psychic. That would be a complete waste of a good TM because Kirlia learns Psychic on its own at level 26. 3.Personal favorites I like to buy TMs. The moves that I probably use the most are Hyper Beam, Blizzard, Thunder, Psychic, and Fire Blast. One of my trademarks is to teach all of my pokemon the move Hyper Beam because of its power. But to other trainers, I recommend that you should only teach your pokemon Hyper Beam if its attack is high(about 100 or more attack at LV 50). PS. I know that there is a way to catch Latios in Sapphire and Latias in Ruby, but I donít know what it is. I will try to find out.