Beat the Gym Leaders - Which Pokemon to Use - Guide for Pokemon Emerald
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1--- roxanne recommended pokemon level: 16+ what to do: if you picked treecko or mudkip in the beginning, this will be a piece of cake, since grass and water beat rock. don't overestimate yourself, though. her nosepass can be really tough, even if you have the advantage, so train hard first. If you picked torchic, don't worry. you can catch a pokemon such as seedot, lotad, wingull, marill or shroomish to take this one. 2--- brawly recommended pokemon level: 20+ what to do: brawly can be tough no matter which pokemon you chose in the beginning. The best way is to catch and train a flying pokemon, such as zubat and wingull, or a psychic pokemon, such as ralts. ralts is very hard to find, but highly recommended because if you catch one it will grow to be very strong. 3--- wattson recommended pokemon level: 25+ what to do: gym leaders have come a long way since you battled brawly. His pokemon are much stronger. If you chose mudkip, you can use mud shot to clear this one easily. with torchic, you can use fire moves to take down his steel pokemon. treecko has no advantages, but luckily grass is resistant to electric, so hope is not lost. 4--- flannery recommended pokemon level: 30+ what to do: if you chose any pokemon besides mudkip, the best thing to do is to catch a water pokemon, such as lotad, marill or wingull. all her pokemon are pretty easy to beat with water, but watch out for torkoal- it is surprisingly tough. it is very important to bring potions to battles like this, and be careful she doesn't wear out your PP. 5--- norman recommended pokemon level: 35+ what to do: strong fighting pokemon are hard to come by, so if you caught a makuhita or a machop, now would be the time to use it. if not, using a starter pokemon that knows strong moves is sure to bring him down. remember to be prepared and watch out for the slaking. here is where strategy really becomes important. 6--- winona recommended pokemon level: 35+ what to do: this is pretty easy if you bring along the right pokemon. flying is weak against rock and ice, but your best bet is probably electric. use a pokemon such as electrike, magneton, voltorb or pikachu and this should be a snap. 7--- tate and liza recommended pokemon level: 40+ what to do: they can be much more difficult than the previous gym leaders, so train hard. the unique double gym battle requires a change in strategy, but if you bring the right pokemon you can use this to your advantage. the xatu is best defeated with electicity, but watch out if the claydol uses earthquake. you may want to beat xatu either as soon as you can or very last. the rest of their pokemon have a rock or ground subtype, so use strong water or grass moves against them. 8--- juan recommended pokemon level: 45+ what to do: juan uses water pokemon, so most of them are beat easily using grass or electric moves. his kingdra is pretty much the only real challenge. it has stong moves, and uses rest to restore hp. if you cant beat him the regular way, yu may need to wear out all his PP. bring along plenty of restorative items for this battle.