After becoming the Pokemon League Champion of Kanto, new Master Trainers will begin to appear around the region. These are very powerful Trainers that specialize in one species of Pokemon. Challenge them to a battle using the same Pokemon without using any items (Mega Stones are an exception), or show them the Pokemon they ask for at a certain CP level to earn a new title. For example, if you defeat the Charizard Master Trainer, you will display the ‘Charizard Master’ title every time you trade, battle with a real person, or heal at the Pokemon Center. This title can be changed by speaking with one of the Game Freak staff in the Game Freak office of the Celadon Condominiums.
Defeat six Master Trainers to gain the ability to battle Pokemon Trainer Red at the Indigo Plateau. He will be waiting outside the front doors. Defeat Red to earn the title ‘Battle Master.’ Once you defeat all Master Trainers in the game, you will receive the title ‘Grand Master’ from the Game Freak office in the Celadon Condominiums.
Make sure to increase your Pokemon’s stats with candies or they won’t stand much of a chance even at a higher level than your opponent. I will list a few tips in the table below. Feel free to share more tips in the comments section!
Lv 65; Moves: Sludge Bomb, Take Down, Growth.
Lv 70; Moves: Sludge Bomb, Double Edge, Growth.
Route 23, north near the Indigo Plateau
Lv 75; Moves: Sludge Bomb, Growth, Outrage. Venusaur will use either Outrage or Sludge Bomb to attack your defense or special defense. An option is to buff with both Light Screen and Reflect before attacking with Sludge Bomb. Outrage might cause the opponent to hurt itself in confusion.
Celadon Condominiums, roof from back entrance
Lv 65; Moves: Slash, Seismic Toss, Smokescreen.
Route 10, south
Lv 70; Moves: Outrage, Dig, Smokescreen.
Route 23, north near the Indigo Plateau
Lv 75; Moves: Protect, Thunder Punch, Dragon Pulse. Charizard will use Protect as its first move to see if you will use a Mega Stone. If you evolve to Mega Charizard X, your opponent will use Dragon Pulse. If you evolve to Mega Charizard Y or don’t mega evolve at all, your opponent will use Thunder Punch. You can do nothing for the first move, then evolve to Mega Charizard X and use Rock Slide or Thunder Punch to deal massive damage while receiving little in return. A second attack should put him down before he can knock out your Charizard.
Route 12, north
Lv 65; Moves: Headbutt, Bite, Withdraw
Route 20, near Seafoam Island’s west shore
Lv 70; Moves: Headbutt, Rock Slide, Skull Bash.
Route 20, near Seafoam Island’s southeast shore
Lv 80; Moves: Fake Out, Dark Pulse, Substitute. You will need to deal enough damage to break your opponent’s substitute or the match will not go anywhere. Use Dark Pulse if your Blastoise’s special attack is high enough. If not, use Seismic Toss to deal damage equal to your Blastoise’s level.
Fuchsia City, west gate
Lv 65; Moves: Tackle, String Shot
Lv 65; Moves: Tackle, String Shot, Harden
Route house between Viridian Forest and Route 2 north
Lv 75; Moves: Quiver Dance, Sleep Power, Air Slash/
Viridian Forest, south
Lv 65; Moves: Poison Sting, String Shot.
Lv 65; Moves: Poison Sting, String Shot, Harden.
Route 8, in tall grass
Lv 75; Moves: Outrage, Drill Run, Agility.
Lv 65; Moves: Fly, Toxic, Protect, Roost.
Route 16, north
Lv 70; Moves: Air Slash, Headbutt, Agility.
Route House, 2nd floor, between route 12 and Lavender Town
Lv 75; Moves: Toxic, Confuse Ray, Psychic, Fire Spin.
Route House, 2nd floor, between Route 18 and Fuchsia
Lv 75; Moves: Rock Slide, X-Scissor, Guillotine.
Fuchsia City, Safari Zone area
Lv 75; Moves: Double Edge, Rage.
Route 3 Pokemon Center
Lv 65; Moves: Tackle, Splash.
Celadon City, hotel on southeast side
Lv 75; Moves: Earthquake, Thunderbolt.
Pokemon Tower, 4th floor
Lv 75; Moves: Solar Beam, Thunderbolt, Confuse Ray.
Pokemon Manson, 3rd Floor
Show a 4000+ CP Ditto.
Lv 75; Moves: Reflect, Double-Edge.
Celadon City Department Store, 3rd floor
Lv 75; Moves: Shadow Ball, Toxic, Rest.
Celadon City Department Store, 2nd floor
Lv 75; Moves: Light Screen, Yawn, Shadow Ball.
Celadon City Department Store, 4th floor
Lv 75; Moves: Flare Blitz, Superpower, Fire Spin.
Celadon City Rocket Game Corner
Lv 75; Moves: Iron Tail, Conversion, Shadow Ball, Thunderbolt.
Mt. Moon, B2F down second ladder
Lv 70; Moves: Scald, Blizzard.
Cinnabar Lab, 3rd room
Lv 75; Moves: Shell Smash, Waterfall, Rock Slide, Bite.
Mt. Moon, B2F down first ladder
Lv 70; Moves: Reflect, Sand Attack, Substitute, Leech Life.
House on NE side of Pewter City
Lv 75; Moves: Mega Drain, Brick Break, Feint.
Pewter City Museum
Lv 75; Moves: Roost, Fly, Toxic, Iron Tail.
Route 16, near Celadon City
Lv 75; Moves: Reflect, Facade, Rest. Use Reflect to increase your Snorlax’s defense. He will do the same for the first turn and every time it wears off. Next, use Brick Break to take down his reflect and deal 2x damage. Another option is to use Crunch to deal damage and possibly make him flinch, but this option is only if your Snorlax is faster than your opponent. Once the opponent’s HP is in the lower orange or red, he will use Rest to fully restore his health and status condition. Try to knock him out before that happens, but do not use status conditions or his Facade will deal massive damage. You can use Body Slam while he’s sleeping to deal more damage than Facade, and he will not get a status condition while asleep.