finished pokemon yellow the other day. definitely a fun game, and has an inherent amount of replayability. by the time i’d finished most of my core pokemon were around level 46 and i’d only captured about 60 or so. since then i’ve gotten up to 80 or so (w/ the help of ign’s guide). it’s going to be kind of a pain to get some of these you can’t find in the wild in their evolved state (e.g. pidgeot, blastoise), so for some of those i may have to just wait until my next time through. surprisingly enough i find myself wanting that to be sooner than later. we’ll have to see how that goes.
to commemorate my win, here are the 6 pokemon i’d been using (images thanks to the pokemon picture dex).
as you can see, i wasn’t able to evolve graveller OR kadabra b/c i have no friends (awww). victreebell turned out to be a bit redundant since i had gyarados. i purposely chose magneton over pikachu just b/c i wanted to go w/ less obvious choices. next time through i think i’ll focus a bit more on dual forms and see how that goes. may even choose diglett over graveller (which i’ve been using right now post win since as far as i know it’s the only one who has dig).
i have some more comments about the ending (which was rather harder than the rest of the game) that are spoilers, so highlight to read:
i was rather thrown by the fourth battle which was all dragons. i hadn’t seen any dragons except gyarados and aerodactyl (hadn’t realized you could fish in the safari zone, which i had tried a few times but hadn’t caught anything) so i didn’t know anything about them. it took me a few tries b/c my pokemon were a bit weaker than they prob. should have been (not like i would’ve necessarily known that, although in retrospect i suppose i could’ve guessed by the level of wild pokemon on victory road). the MVP turned out to be dewgong who i had kind of kept along just b/c i thought ice was cool. it will def. be interesting to play some of these other games like colosseum which i hear has much smarter opponents so that you actually have to have some strategy. looking forward to it … heh heh.