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Chansey (No. 113)

Editor's notes:

Chansey isn’t anything special unless you want a Pokémon that specializes in Normal moves. That’s all Chansey has going for it, and even then, those Normal moves aren’t the best of the bunch. The most useful out of the group is Doubleslap, which is powerful enough to do some damage against most Pokémon. If you’re going for cute factor, Chansey has it, but that’s about it.

Tangela (No. 114)

Editor's notes:

Tangela, while not quite the Grass powerhouse that is Bulbasaur, is still a formidable and great choice if inflicting status changes is your thing. It’s not quite on par with the Oddish/Gloom/Vileplume evolution, but it still features enough moves and can be taught enough to make up for the lack of learned default Grass moves. Take advantage of the fact that it learns so many status changers and keep those moves while teaching it to inflict some punishing Normal moves.

Kangaskhan (No. 115)

Editor's notes:

Kangaskhan represents brute force in Pokémon. The single-evolution Pokémon doesn’t have many other moves besides offensive punches, Rage and Bite, so it’s best to use this to your advantage and build up its power stat. The harder it hits, the faster your battle will be over, and the moves that it has will ensure that in one hit most of the time.

 

Moves to keep and delete

 

Chansey

Keep

Pound

Doubleslap

Sing

Minimize

 

Delete

Growl

Defense Curl

Light Screen

Double-Edge

 

 

Tangela

Keep

Constrict

Poison Powder

Stun Spore

Sleep Powder

Slam

 

Delete

Bind

Absorb

Growth

 

Kangaskhan

Keep

Comet Punch

Rage

Bite

Mega Punch

Dizzy Punch

 

Delete

Tail Whip

Leer

 

 

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Horsea (No. 116)

Seadra (No. 117)

Moves to keep and delete

 

Keep

Bubble

Water Gun

Hydro Pump

 

Delete

Smokescreen

Leer

Agility

 

Moves to teach

Surf

Evolves at Level 32

Editor's notes:

The Horsea/Seadra evolution isn’t bad at all. It actually features many of the moves you would find in the highly recommended Squirtle/Wartortle/Blastoise evolution chain.  Because of that, we recommend catching a Horsea if you didn’t pick Squirtle as your starter Pokémon and then raising it to Seadra. The quality of the moves it learns means instant success with a lot of Ground/Rock foes, and you don’t have to wait long before learning some of the crucial moves such as Water Gun and Hydro Pump.

Goldeen (No. 118)

Seaking (No. 119)

Moves to keep and delete

 

Keep

Peck

Horn Attack

Fury Attack

Waterfall

Horn Drill

 

Delete

Agility

Tail Whip

Super Sonic

Evolves at Level 33

Editor's notes:

While the Goldeen/Seaking evolution isn’t exactly the most productive, it’s decent enough to use if you need a Water type in a pinch. Even though it’s a Water-type Pokémon, it focuses mostly on Normal-type moves. These are some of the most powerful in the game, with top choices going to Horn Drill, a one-hit KO move; and, Fury Attack, which hits multiple times most of the time. The major problem with the chain is that it learns only one Water-type move naturally, so you’re going to have to teach it other things, such as Surf, to counteract this.