Fire Red - attempting to complete the game with fire pokemon

This forum is for the 3rd Generation Pokémon games. Pokémon Ruby, Sapphire, Emerald, FireRed, LeafGreen, XD, and Colosseum topics go here.
User avatar
Asha
Donor
Donor
Posts: 1,010
Joined: Sat Dec 04, 2010 9:10 am
Gender: Male
Location: The Land Of St George!

#1 Post by Asha » Fri Jul 26, 2013 5:43 pm

I'm considering starting a fire red save using only fire type pokemon, I know the first two gyms will be hard being rock and water, however I feel I will be able to complete the game using just a fire team.

I need a good range of crossing types, ie Charizard can learn fly etc.

I may become stuck when it comes to surfing, waterfall etc any idea on how to combat this?

What would you recommend?
Image

My Adoptable Army


User avatar
catdogmouse
Poliwag Adult
Poliwag Adult
Posts: 952
Joined: Mon Jul 18, 2011 12:00 pm
Gender: Female
Location: Look behind you.

#2 Post by catdogmouse » Sat Jul 27, 2013 2:27 pm

The only thing you really can do is use HM Slaves...
...Wait, What?

ImageImageImageImageImage

Image

User avatar
Asha
Donor
Donor
Posts: 1,010
Joined: Sat Dec 04, 2010 9:10 am
Gender: Male
Location: The Land Of St George!

#3 Post by Asha » Sat Jul 27, 2013 5:38 pm

Hmmm you're right on that point but who can I use that will still have decent moves despite being a HM slave. :/
Image

My Adoptable Army


User avatar
catdogmouse
Poliwag Adult
Poliwag Adult
Posts: 952
Joined: Mon Jul 18, 2011 12:00 pm
Gender: Female
Location: Look behind you.

#4 Post by catdogmouse » Sun Jul 28, 2013 2:56 pm

What do you mean? You can get Fire Types that can learn Cut (Charmander/Charmeleon/Charizard), Fly (Charizard Again), (Charmander/Charmeleon/Charizard, Growlithe/Arcanine, Ponyta/Rapidash), and Rock Smash (Charmander/Charmeleon/Charizard, Growlithe/Arcanine)... I realize that you probably don't want to load up your Starter and any other Fire types with HMs, but you really only need a single Pokemon with decent stats that can learn Flash, Surf, and Waterfall. For this, I suggest a Golduck. It has pretty good all-around stats, plus it can learn Surf, Waterfall, and Flash. You can have it learn those three plus one more strong move, even though Surf and Waterfall are both decent. Hope this helps!
...Wait, What?

ImageImageImageImageImage

Image

User avatar
SSJX
Poliwag Toddler
Poliwag Toddler
Posts: 54
Joined: Thu Dec 15, 2011 9:32 pm
Gender: Male

#5 Post by SSJX » Sun Jul 28, 2013 4:04 pm

Have a fire team, but only use fire attacks all the time against all types. lolol.

User avatar
catdogmouse
Poliwag Adult
Poliwag Adult
Posts: 952
Joined: Mon Jul 18, 2011 12:00 pm
Gender: Female
Location: Look behind you.

#6 Post by catdogmouse » Sun Jul 28, 2013 4:34 pm

SSJX wrote:Have a fire team, but only use fire attacks all the time against all types. lolol.
...Was that supposed to be funny or something?
...Wait, What?

ImageImageImageImageImage

Image

User avatar
SSJX
Poliwag Toddler
Poliwag Toddler
Posts: 54
Joined: Thu Dec 15, 2011 9:32 pm
Gender: Male

#7 Post by SSJX » Sun Jul 28, 2013 8:51 pm

catdogmouse wrote:
SSJX wrote:Have a fire team, but only use fire attacks all the time against all types. lolol.
...Was that supposed to be funny or something?
In the terms of trying to sabotage someone if they follow through, yes. But that's cruel so I'll take it back. When I see topics of players wanting to use a single Pokemon type for a walkthrough, I tend to think they'll only use type attacks matching the Pokemon's type instead of a using other attack types that are different than the Pokémon themselves.

User avatar
Asha
Donor
Donor
Posts: 1,010
Joined: Sat Dec 04, 2010 9:10 am
Gender: Male
Location: The Land Of St George!

#8 Post by Asha » Mon Jul 29, 2013 3:55 am

The type would only be fire. I will be using fire type pokemon that can learn different moves eg. Charizard is fire and flying etc.
Image

My Adoptable Army


User avatar
catdogmouse
Poliwag Adult
Poliwag Adult
Posts: 952
Joined: Mon Jul 18, 2011 12:00 pm
Gender: Female
Location: Look behind you.

#9 Post by catdogmouse » Mon Jul 29, 2013 6:51 am

Problem is... You really can't use all fire-types. You're going to need at least a water type at times (For Surfing and such)
...Wait, What?

ImageImageImageImageImage

Image

User avatar
Asha
Donor
Donor
Posts: 1,010
Joined: Sat Dec 04, 2010 9:10 am
Gender: Male
Location: The Land Of St George!

#10 Post by Asha » Mon Jul 29, 2013 1:07 pm

Yes that is certainly where my problem lies... I don't think there is a way round it either :/ so I may have to give up on this idea :(
Image

My Adoptable Army