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Prof. Oak's 5 Pokeballs[edit]

In Pokemon Yellow, if you defeat the rival without purchasing any poke balls or catching any pokemons, you get 5 free poke balls from Prof. Oak just as in Red or Blue. However, by the time the starter pokemon is leveled enough to do so, it's too strong to do any minor damage to catch any pokemon on route 22. Also, to be able to catch the low level pokemon on the route, the starter pokemon has to be at a low level to do any damage without defeating it.

So, therein lies the problem; either purchase poke balls, catch them on route 22 forgoing the 5 free balls from the Prof. or level the starter pokemon to 8 or 9 and either forgoing catching them or fight them for experience. —The preceding unsigned comment was added by Godsgrace73 (talkcontribs) .

Feel free to mention this on the actual guide page where it is applicable. You are allowed to edit guide pages without discussion; editors will pounce on the chance to expand on your ideas and the controversy. It sounds like this would only matter to speed-runners, as most people would just buy some poke balls early on, and it sounds like a better idea to do so in order to cover the random failures that can occur and supplement the strength of the starter. Basically what you're saying is that there are only two choices: no early Pokemon + 5 free balls, or early pokemon and choices. --Notmyhandle (talk contribs) 03:58, 21 June 2014 (UTC)