A friend and I were recently working on the pokedex, when he told me he had beaten Red with his team wich was around lv54~ 59, now, competetive as I am, I whipped up a sub50 team and beat Red's butt black and blue.
What I did was basically, have my lv45 Golem beat pikachu, then have lv47 Ampharos set up Light Screen and paralyze Espeon, have it faint, so I could switch in Scizor (lv48), 3x Swords Dance, 1x Agility, sweep everything up to Blastoise, then had to revive Ampharos and finish the job.
My complete team was:
The only Item I used was the Max Revive I used on Ampharos.
Now this got me curious, with what pkmn could I go even lower? has anybody else beaten Red with a team of such low level (or lower) pokemon? what do you think would be the lowest level possible to beat this joke of a pokemon trainer with?