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    Hey, Mysticmon here. I'm new here, but not new to Pokemon.

    A few days ago I convinced my sister to start her first Pokemon game. I decided her first game should be FireRed instead of a gen 1 game. I see it as a smart move for a first timer. She chose Squirtle, so I'm already proud of her. She's new to RPGs and I'm walking her through most of it. I got her a rattata and a pidgey to go with her turtle. She doesn't realize how handy they will become later.

    My goal is to get her to beat the indigo league. If she does, I might get her a ds Pokemon game for her birthday or something. My question to all of you is... Do you have any tips for a first timer? I want her to enjoy the game. Thanks.
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    Any tips? I'd say just let her play and discover various things on her own haha. Perhaps give advice if she gets stuck at some parts, I suppose. Suggest she talk to a lot of the random people in towns etc.

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    Maybe not walk her through it? But always be there to help!
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    I would advise her dropping Ratatta; its stats are just too low to use in the later parts of the game.
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    Don't criticize her choices of team members, even if they aren't the best she could have. If she picks the ones she likes, she'll become more attached to them.
    You could try giving her a bit of help, for example if she likes Eevee show her the apartment building where she gets it if she passes it by.
    Other than that, just let her figure things out herself. It's a children's RPG, after all. :)
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    I personally love Rattata and recommend her keeping it. Though it may just be my soft spot for the rodents, I have a fond memory of using Raticate in LeafGreen.
    Otherwise, let her explore the game herself. And make sure she catches Mewtwo!

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    Default Re: FireRed for a first timer

    Quote Originally Posted by Squeaky the forth. View Post
    I would advise her dropping Ratatta; its stats are just too low to use in the later parts of the game.
    Not true, my Ratatta (now a Raticate) Hurricane in LG is amazing. It effing beat Brock's onix!

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    My advise OP is to not smother her, let her play and discover it by herself, that's fun of it. I don't know how old she is but I was 13 when I played my first game (Yellow) and I had no one to help me but got through it fine on my own (well alright, my male friend ended up having to beat it for me because Gary kept kicking my ass in the Champion battle). If she has any questions or trouble I am sure she'd go to you.

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    Default Re: FireRed for a first timer

    thanks for the tips, everyone. she's an adult btw. she's just never played an RPG before.

    she got a little into it, but she hasn't played it in a while (and i just recently picked Pokemon back up again).

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