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Saffron City Pokemon Gym

After defeating Team Rocket at the Pokemon Tower in Lavender Town, the infamous gang should have moved their guards from the front of the city’s gym. Inside are the very powerful psychic-type Pokemon! To navigate around you’ll have to step on the different warp tiles. If you want to try and battle every Trainer, just keep going up and down on the warp tiles. However, if you want to reach the Gym Leader in as quickly as possible, follow the steps below.

Step on the first warp tile to reach the southeast corner of the gym. Battle the Trainer in this room.

Psychic
Pokemon Level Type Moves
Slowpoke 33 Water/Psychic Disable, Headbutt, Growl, Water Gun
Slowpoke 33 Water/Psychic Disable, Headbutt, Growl, Water Gun
Slowbro 33 Water/Psychic Disable, Headbutt, Growl, Water Gun

After the battle, step on the top-left warp tile to reach the northeast corner of the gym. Battle the Trainer here.

Psychic
Pokemon Level Type Moves
Kadabra 31 Psychic Confusion, Disable, Psybeam, Recover
Slowpoke 31 Water/Psychic Confusion, Disable, Headbutt, Growl
Mr. Mime 31 Psychic Barrier, Confusion, Light Screen, DoubleSlap
Kadabra 31 Psychic Confusion, Disable, Psybeam, Recover

Next, step on the bottom-left warp tile to reach the northwest corner of the room.

Psychic
Pokemon Level Type Moves
Slowbro 38 Water/Psychic Headbutt, Growl, Water Gun, Withdraw

Finally, step on the bottom-left warp tile to reach the Saffron City Gym Leader. The other Pokemon Trainers in the gym include:

Psychic
Pokemon Level Type Moves
Mr. Mime 34 Psychic Barrier, Confusion, Light Screen, DoubleSlap
Kadabra 34 Psychic Confusion, Disable, Psybeam, Recover
Channeler
Pokemon Level Type Moves
Haunter 38 Ghost/Poison Confuse Ray, Night Shade, Hypnosis, Dream Eater
Channeler
Pokemon Level Type Moves
Gastly 34 Ghost/Poison Lick, Confuse Ray, Night Shade, Hypnosis
Haunter 34 Ghost/Poison Lick, Confuse Ray, Night Shade, Hypnosis
Channeler
Pokemon Level Type Moves
Gastly 33 Ghost/Poison Lick, Confuse Ray, Night Shade, Hypnosis
Gastly 33 Ghost/Poison Lick, Confuse Ray, Night Shade, Hypnosis
Haunter 33 Ghost/Poison Lick, Confuse Ray, Night Shade, Hypnosis

Saffron City Gym Leader: Sabrina

Like the rest of the gym, Sabrina specializes in the psychic-type. Three of her four Pokemon are psychic-types, and all can use psychic attacks. In generation one, psychic-types are one of the strongest in the game; the only element stronger is bug, and there are very few bug-type moves. Use your best physical attacks and inflict status conditions to gain the upper hand. Sabrina’s Pokemon have high special stats, so stick to physical elements: Normal, Ground, Flying, Rock, Bug, and Poison.

Keep an eye out for Sabrina’s defense buffs. Mr. Mime will try to use barrier, which increases the user’s defense by two stages; and Alakazam will try to use reflect, which reduces damage from physical attacks by 50%! Try to knock them out quickly, or use a Pokemon with Haze (if available) to eliminate any stat changes.

Do not use ghost-type attacks because psychic-types are immune to them. Avoid poison and fighting-type Pokemon, as well, as they are often taken out with a single psychic attack.

Defeat Sabrina to earn the Marsh Badge and TM46 Psywave. This attack inflicts a random amount of damage from 1x to 1.5x the user’s level! The Marsh Badge allows Pokemon up to Level 70 to obey you in battle, even those obtained through trades.

Sabrina
Pokemon Level Type Moves
Kadabra 38 Psychic Disable, Psybeam, Recover, Psychic
Mr. Mime 37 Psychic Barrier, Confusion, Light Screen, DoubleSlap
Venomoth 38 Bug/Poison PoisonPowder, Leech Life, Stun Spore, Psybeam
Alakazam 43 Psychic Psybeam, Recover, Psywave, Reflect