The second gen of Pokemon games.
Now, I think these games were the best. Crystal especially. 251 Pokemon, 2 worlds, COLOUR, endless things to do... and they started my love for Jolteon. ^^
All Screenshots were scanned from my Master Guides.
..::STEP 1::.. Use a Pokemon to weaken the one you're trying to catch. Don't use one of a much higher level, or one that has lots of moves that are super-effective against the enemy. False swipe works like a charm on weaker Pokemon.
..::STEP 2::.. When the energy bar reaches yellow or red, use some status effecting moves, such as sleep, freeze or paralysis. NOT poison, confusion or burn! This step is optional, but it works better.
..::STEP 3::.. Lob some balls. Pokeballs for level 2-20, Great Balls for level 21-30, Ultra Balls for level 31+ and save the Master Ball for a high level (eg 60) legendary Pokemon.
..::Status effecting only moves::..
Confuse Ray (Confuses)
Lovely Kiss (SLP)
Mean Look (not status effecting, but it stops the enemy fleeing.)
Poison Gas (PSN)
Poison Powder (PSN)
Sleep Powder (SLP)
Spider Web (see Mean Look)
Stun Spore (PRZ)
Sweet Kiss (Confuses)
Thunder Wave (PRZ)
Use this to see the advantages and weaknesses of your pokemon depending on their type.
Haha. Pokemon have breeding classes, and any Pokemon in 1 particular class can breed with any others in there. Some Pokemon are in multiple classes, and the lot in the last class only breed with Ditto, kay? :D AS YOU CAN SEE:
The baby will always be the first evolutionary stage of the mother. No, you don't get mutants.
Sadly. Ditto can be a mother or a father to any baby, and the baby will be the first evolutionary stage of Ditto's mate. (Lovely way of getting Eevees.)
Also, the amount of time it takes for an egg to hatch depends on the Pokemon, usually how rare it is. Eg, Eevee takes for bleedin' ever (8000 odd steps) and Pichu takes only 2000 odd steps. Biking up and down Goldenrod city/Cycling Road is always a good way to pass the time.
Some Pokemon are always female, always male, genderless (can only breed with Ditto) or just don't breed at all. YAY FOR LISTS!!!
..::Always Female::.. Chansey, Blissey, Nidoran F, Nidorina, Nidoqueen, Kangaskhan, Miltank, Jynx, Smoochum
..::Always Male::.. Tauros, Nidoran M, Nidorino, Nidoking, Hitmonlee, Hitmonchan, Hitmontop, Tyrogue
..::Genderless::.. Voltorb, Electrode, Staryu, Starmie, Magnemite, Magenton, Unown
..::Pokemon that for some spacked out reason don't breed::.. Nidorina, Nidoqueen, Articuno, Zapdos, Moltres, Mewtwo (aw...), Mew, Pichu, Cleffa, Igglybuff, Togepi, Unown, Tyrogue, Smoochum, Elekid, Magby, Raikou, Entei, Suicune, Lugia, Ho-oh, Celebi
Before they looked cool and got real names. Pokemon can hold these, and use them themselves, or you can give berries to them out of battle. They grow on random bushes, and one at a time. It takes 24 hours for another one to appear.
Berry - Restores 10HP
Gold Berry - Restores 30HP
PSNCure Berry - Cures Poison
PRZCure Berry - Cures Paralysis
Bitter Berry - Cures Confusion
Burnt Berry - Cures Freezes
Ice Berry - Cures Burns
Mint Berry - Cures Sleep
Miracle Berry - Cures all statuses
Mystery Berry - Restores as much as 5 PP
I'm not copying all this out. Have a scan. :D
The move tutor is for Crystal only.