Can it be done? I was at a loss with what to do with this game yesterday when a wild thought appeared. How about becoming a bug collector and defeating the elite 4 (both times) using only bug types found in Leaf Green. I imagine it will be pretty difficult. Blaine and the Elite 4 are going to be pretty challenging. Too challenging?
Here's my strategy
I already have a lvl 84 Scizor in my main team. This guy can handle anything but fire. He has slash, silver wind, steel wing and swords dance.
I also have a lvl 82 Parasect I levelled in my last run through the game (I used parasect and clefairy and defeated the first elite 4). Parasect has slash, fury cutter, spore and aromatherapy. When I get to 7 island with my bug team I'll give him swords dance instead of aromatherapy
That leaves pinsir, beedrill, butterfree and venemoth still to level. I'll trade them and level them in pairs. I hope to beat the E4 with both pairs then bring my whole team together to play through islands 4-7 and beat the E4 again.
First I'll play with Pinsir and Venomoth
Pinsir will (eventually) have brick break, strength, swords dance and possibly hyper beam. EV trained for speed and attack
Venemoth- I aim to give it psychic, silver wind and I'm not sure what else. Giga drain, toxic, attract, sleep powder- I haven't decided. I'll EV train it for special attack and speed
Then play through with Butterfree and Beedrill
Butterfree will have sleep powder, dream eater, silver wind and aerial ace. I'll likely train it's attack stat somewhat so it can use it's flying and bug moves effectively
Beedrill: twineedle, pin missile, sludge bomb and focus energy. Actually I might drop twineedle in favour of brick break. EV training attack and speed
What I expect
If I can at least get both pairs of pokemon up to the Indigo Plateau (in seperate games) they should be at about level 80. With a bit of luck (or combining the two pairs) I should scrape through and then I can put my whole team together for the 4-7 islands and the second E4 battle. I can at least count on Scizor when I get there. I hope to capture the final battle then post it here
If I can't take Blaine's pokemon down instantly he is going to be a nightmare. Everyone in the elite 4 is going to be tough except Agatha.
Has anybody done this sort of thing before? How should a themed team be approached? 2/6 of the team is ready for the final E4 battle, but what problems will I face when levelling the other 4? My bugs will be traded to level faster but I'll use no supporting pokemon once I get the badge from Erika