Appendix:Red and Blue walkthrough/Section 16

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This is the Bulbapedia walkthrough for Pokémon Red and Blue. This walkthrough follows the original Game Boy version, not Pokémon FireRed and LeafGreen.
The guide for those can be found here.

Indigo Plateau

The front room doubles as a Pokémon Center and Poké Mart, allowing Trainers to prepare themselves and their Pokémon for the gauntlet ahead. The Elite Four is a group of talented Pokémon Trainers second only to the Pokémon League Champion in terms of power. The title of Champion designates a person as the strongest Trainer in the region, having defeated the Elite Four and the previous Champion to claim it. The next five battles will not be easy, but with a strong team and a decent supply of Full Restores and Revives, you may finally reach the Hall of Fame.

Poké Mart
Ultra Ball Ultra Ball
Pokémon Dollar1200
Great Ball Great Ball
Pokémon Dollar600
Full Restore Full Restore
Pokémon Dollar3000
Max Potion Max Potion
Pokémon Dollar2500
Full Heal Full Heal
Pokémon Dollar600
Revive Revive
Pokémon Dollar1500
Max Repel Max Repel
Pokémon Dollar700

Take the hallway past the Poké Mart counter, and step into the first room. Lorelei's sub-zero army awaits!

First room

First Room

The first member of the Elite Four is Lorelei, a master Ice-type Trainer. Three of her five Pokémon are Water/Ice-types, so be wary of type-matchups. Grass-types are a good idea, as they are strong against all but her Jynx, but be wary of super-effective ice moves. Zapdos and other Electric-types are also great candidates to use against Lorelei; Zapdos learns the powerful Thunder at level 51 and learns the more reliable Thunderbolt via TM. Jynx's unique typing leaves it only weaknesses to fire, rock, and bug, but you can take it down easily using physical pokemon due to its poor defensive stats. Beware of using Fire-types, as they may seem like a good idea at first, until you realize that four of her five Pokémon are part water, and fire doesn't resist ice in this generation.

Defeating Lorelei opens the door to the second room. Bruno's team of martial artists awaits!

Second room

Second room

The second member of the Elite Four is Bruno, a master Fighting-type Trainer. That being said, only three of his five Pokémon are actually part of the Fighting type. Flying and in particular Psychic Pokémon can wreak havoc against his Hitmonlee, Machamp, and Hitmonchan. A strong Water or Grass Pokémon can flood the battlefield with Surf, leaving his two Onix waterlogged. For reinforcements, consider bringing a Slowbro or Starmie along, as their Water/Psychic typing will prove useful here.

Defeating Bruno opens the door to the third room. Agatha's team from the spirit world awaits!

Third room

Third room

The third member of the Elite Four is Agatha, a master Ghost-type Trainer. The only type that can effectively combat her ghosts is the Ghost type itself, though attacks of any type but Normal and Fighting can still damage them. Ground-type moves like Earthquake can deal some heavy damage, but are totally ineffective against her Golbat, which is less immune to Ice or Electric attacks. As all of Agatha's Pokémon are also part Poison, powerful Psychic-type attacks, such as Psychic or Psybeam, will be the best choice to taking her out. Take out her two Gengar as soon as possible, or risk getting hit with Hypnosis or Confuse Ray.

Defeating Agatha unlocks the door to the fourth room. Lance and his ferocious dragons await your challenge!

Fourth room

Fourth room

The fourth and final member of the Elite Four is Lance, a master Dragon-type Trainer, and leader of the Elite Four. The Dragon type is probably the strongest type in the game, since it resists Electric-, Grass-, Fire-, and Water-type moves, and is only vulnerable to Dragon- and Ice-type attacks. A formidable opposing team, though only three of the five are actually part of the Dragon type. Take out his two Dragonair and Dragonite with an Ice Beam or Blizzard, and the bulk of his team is finished. Due to their secondary Flying type, his Gyarados and Aerodactyl are also vulnerable to Ice moves, though there are other options to defeat them. Gyarados will take quadruple damage from electricity, so fire off a few Thunderbolts to ground it. Aerodactyl is part-Rock, so Surf is one way to get past it. Articuno and Zapdos can be some of the best choices to use against Lance's dragons.

With the Elite Four defeated, the door to this unknown Champion's room is unlocked. Don't enter just yet, though; you are drawn into battle immediately after exiting Lance's room, so use any items now. Only one person stands between you and the title of Champion!

Champion's room

Champion's room
Hall of Fame

Blue defeated the Elite Four before you even set foot in Victory Road, and now the title of Indigo League Champion rests with him. The first half of his team will always consist of Pidgeot, Alakazam, and Rhydon, so plan accordingly. The second half changes depending on which starter Pokémon he chose. Electric-type attacks terrorize his Pidgeot and Gyarados (or Blastoise), and a crackling Thunderbolt will send them reeling. A strong Water Pokémon can wash away his Rhydon and Arcanine (or Charizard) with Surf. His Exeggutor (or Venusaur) can't survive long in extreme heat or cold, so a Flamethrower or Ice Beam can do the trick. The most annoying opponent may be his Alakazam with its Recover move; its Defense is fairly low, so hit it with a physical move like Earthquake.

Bulbasaur Player chose Bulbasaur: Charmander Player chose Charmander: Squirtle Player chose Squirtle:

Congratulations, you've charged through the Elite Four, and snatched the title of Indigo League Champion away from your rival! After the battle, Oak appears and leads you past the Champion's room and into the Hall of Fame room. It is here that you and your victorious team will be recorded, as a testament to their power and perseverance. After Oak enters your team's information, the game saves, and the credits roll...

But the game's not over yet. When you find yourself back in Pallet Town, fly off to Cerulean.

← Part 15 Route 22, Route 23, Victory Road
Red and Blue
Cerulean Cave Part 17 →

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