With my weak team I have made progress. I just defeated Blaine on Cinnabar Island. It was pretty easy since I have a Gyrados and a Poliwhirl (which I will eventually evolve into Poliwrath).
Right now my team is: Gyrados, PIGEOT, Poliwhirl, CHANSEY, BeeDrill, and Omanyte. GYRADOS and PIGEOT are my strongest pokemon by far. a big concern I have is that my team will not be strong enough to defeat the elite four. My best pokemon are water-flying and flying. The GYRADOS it does know hyper beam. But my other pokemon are very weak, like my BEE DRILL is basically useless. And Chansey needs to get to a higher level, but I did teach Chansey TOXIC and SEISMIC TOSS which are pretty good combo. But I am still worried that my team won’t be powerful enough to defeat the elite four. I am using an EXP ALL to try and level up my team but it really takes forever and I have not spent too much time “grinding” but I might need to hear pretty soon.
With this run of the game I am not using any kind of Psychic type pokemon and I am avoiding having moves that are too good, NO thunderbolt NO ice beam NO blizzard NO earthquake. Those moves are just too powerful. And my team has a real serious lack in the department of ice moves and electric moves and fire moves. So we shall how it plays out.
The game is WAY easier if you have a Zapdos or if you have a good Kadabra/Hypno. or if you have a Blastoise that knows Surf/Ice beam. Certain pokemon with certain moves make the game too easy. Like you have Zapdos and it knows drill peck and thunderbolt, then the Zapdos can destroy a lot of pokemon that it goes up against.
-DJ ROBO BISCUIT