by, 7th May 2012 at 03:00 PM (230 Views)
I finally managed to beat Lance on my mono-grass HG playthrough.
It was brutal, absolutely brutal.
I managed to take Gyarados first with Noodles (Tangrowth). Then Charizard took Noodles, but that went down to Louie (Ludicolo) with his Surf (though he took a chunk with Air Slash first). Aero killed Louie, so Yoka (Exeggutor) came in and smashed it with Leaf Storm. Then it just got messy with the Dragonite trio. I finally did it though, after spamming max revives/revivies/full restores and waiting for Fire Blast/Blizzard/Dragon Rush misses. Stump (Tropius) is bulky as fuck. Honestly. Stump is quite weak offensively, but I managed to Body Slam, Body Slam, heal, Body Slam, Body Slam, heal until I managed to paralyze them and take them out with something else. Then Polly (Roserade) took the final Dragonite out with a nice Sludge Bomb.
But my god, it was such a brutal and annoying battle. I thought I was never going to beat him after losing before, because all his team (barring maybe Gyarados) could destroy my team.
The rest of the Elite 4 were ridiculously easy, just Lance and his stooopid team.
Now to take the team on to Kanto! I might pick up some other Grass-types for the team. I'm thinking of replacing Noodles, because while its great at taking physical hits, its 4 moves are Leaf Storm/Nature Power/Bullet Seed/Reflect which is not good (trust me, it just doesn't do anything). Also thinking of replacing Stump, but we'll see, since he's redeemed himself against Lance.
All are Lv.50-Lv.53 (I did a lot of grinding in Victory Road with a Lucky Egg... and I still managed to struggle against Lance).
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