Getting Level 41 after Sabrina on Blizzard Route

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tikevin83
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Getting Level 41 after Sabrina on Blizzard Route

Post by tikevin83 » Sat Aug 13, 2016 10:06 pm

There are several advantages to being at level 41 after Sabrina without having used rare candies in Koga's gym and without having done Erika:
You can mom heal in Pallet Town without having to restore pp again before the elite 4 with great special.
You can super repel->elixer (if no mom heal)->Rare Candy x3->HM04->HM03 in Pallet town
Your repel runs out the tile you get to blizzard if you surf from the corner of Pallet, your cursor is then at the bottom of your menu for teaching blizzard and jumps back to the top for using another repel.
The repels in the mansion block level 43 encounters.
Candying to 46 drops the item for secret key
Being level 47 for Blackbelt opens up X Special->3x Thunderbolt on great special, which is what allows pulling forward the elixer to the pallet town menu or mom healing. On bad special, you can restore pp+heal before viridian rival, grab max ether and skip E4 center, earthquake Jynx, and max ether horn drill before bruno and you'll have enough pp for the elite 4.
Neutral:
The leveling points in the elite 4 are nearly identical, so you can still set up x special on agatha's first gengar for a speed badge boost and one shot golbat with blizzard
Downside:
You hit lvl 57 when you kill Champion's flareon, loses more time if you don't get redbar off of sandslash's earthquake

Ways to hit Level 41:
Skip Lavender Tower's Heal pad and rock slide haunter (17 seconds, rock slide is a range), then kill snorlax instead of running on the way to safari zone (avg 20 seconds).
Fight the gentleman on SS Anne for Rare Candy and candy to 29 for surge, cleaning up several rock tunnel ranges a bit (especially on bad stats) and providing more than enough extra experience. (45-50 seconds)
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Re: Getting Level 41 after Sabrina on Blizzard Route

Post by tikevin83 » Sun Aug 14, 2016 6:18 am

The Vaporeon route gains an added benefit from gentleman candy in that top hiker isn't needed to compensate for lost rival experience throughout the rest of the run. You still easily clear 41 after Sabrina and the lategame leveling points don't change in any relevant way.

Separately, in order to do gentleman candy strats you need to have moon experience from a geodude and candy to 23 after Nugget Bridge fight 3, if you candy to 22 after nugget bridge fight 1 you won't get 28 to candy to 29 before Surge, whether or not you fight top or low hiker.

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Re: Getting Level 41 after Sabrina on Blizzard Route

Post by tikevin83 » Mon Aug 15, 2016 4:40 am

If you happen to need to pickup multiple carbos for the lategame, you can use them at any point in cinnabar or pallet before picking up secret key and not candy to 46 in the mansion. From there you can candy twice to 48 after blackbelt and be back on the normal blizzard experience route, filling the bag back up with the revive in giovanni gym as normal.

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