• Another exciting episode of Bulbacast has been uploaded to YouTube. Watch it here.
  • Grookey, Scorbunny or Sobble, which one do you love most? Want to show your support with a cool banner, check out the info here!

Who Was Your First (Legitimate) Level 100 Pokémon?

Patrick Haines

Lone Scribe for the Lord of Time
Joined
Jun 10, 2018
Messages
182
Reaction score
75
Waaaaaaay back in the original RBY and GSC days, before I had ever heard of IVs and DVs (before even the advent of EVs), I thought being Level 100 meant a Pokémon couldn't be more powerful. Heck, I was so naíve, I thought Vitamins were pointless and I sold them because they were worth a lot of money. As such, all I ever did for my Kanto Pokémon was pump them full of Rare Candy using the Infinite Item glitch and laughed while I knocked around the Elite Four. This, however, wouldn't fly for Johto-native Pokémon, thus began the grind. Hours of Surfing around the Whirlpool Islands finally led to a....DRUM ROLL PLEASE....

LEVEL 100 AMPHAROS

Perhaps because of this, Ampharos is still one of my favorite Pokémon and I have long since learned of EVs and IVs and all that fun stuff, but it is still fun to reminisce about a simpler time. Also, I always wondered why that Ampharos had higher stats than my Rare Candy-induced 100s, but it wasn't until Emerald's Battle Frontier started kicking my butt that I investigated and discovered all the hidden mechanics. Ironically, shortly after that, I contracted Pokérus and the rest is history.
 

CynthiaLover

Geek of the Games
Joined
Dec 23, 2009
Messages
2,411
Reaction score
1,175
For me, it was Venusaur way back in my original Red version. My Pidgeot, Cloyster, and Scribbles the Rattata (yes, you just read that right, and I still remember his name to this day) all soon followed. Like you, back then I didn't understand the whole EV/IV thing one bit, just thinking Level 100 meant you were unbeatable. I was also very haphazard with TMs back then, too, so that made me very wasteful (Scribbles, for example, wielded Dig, Bubblebeam, and Thunderbolt... and he was a killing machine to boot). I also exploited the infinite item glitch with Master Balls and Rare Candies (hey, I had to get Dragonite somehow, and didn't even know what "grinding" meant in games). But Venusaur was my first Lv100 Mon, and I did it WITHOUT the infinite Rare Candies (by the time I learned of the glitch, he was already Lv95 due to multiple E4 whoopings, so it would've been pointless anyway). So, yeah, Red provided me with my first four Mons that reached Lv100, because back then I was a naive gamer who didn't know what he was doing but did it anyway.
 

Oricorio

The Thinker
Joined
Jan 20, 2019
Messages
4,470
Reaction score
880
The Torchic that they gave to early players of XY. Mine eventually became a level 100 Blaziken.
 

Arcanine10

Active Member
Joined
Sep 11, 2018
Messages
255
Reaction score
538
It was Swampert in Sapphire.

Raising him from Level 5 to 100, I couldn't be more proud.
 

lordfridge

Good Hunter
Joined
Apr 1, 2019
Messages
176
Reaction score
58
I think mine was Empoleon.
If not, it would've been Staraptor.
 

Nicolas721

Well-Known Member
Joined
May 13, 2014
Messages
1,707
Reaction score
1,719
I have not managed to get a Lv100 Pokemon before Gen VI, I don't know if I don't play enough or what.

My first one was an event Deoxys in B2W2, which was a bit anticlimatic. The first one was my starter Greninja in X, which reached that level like 3 or 4 months after buying the game.
 

Unown Seer

Silktree?
Joined
Mar 14, 2005
Messages
16,863
Reaction score
9,186
No clue, but it was in Yellow. Probably either Pikachu or Mewtwo.
 

Kallyle

Pink Lasagna
Joined
Jun 9, 2014
Messages
1,416
Reaction score
1,575
I'm not entirely positive, but I think it was my Typhlosion from Pokémon Gold.
 

Ebail

Mega Ultra Easter Bunny!
Joined
Apr 15, 2010
Messages
11,594
Reaction score
1,036
It was Nidoking way back in Yellow. A combination of swapping a Pokemon out of battle into a stronger one for it to get exp, and not having many games to play back in those days went on to lead to a lot of rebattling the Elite 4. Just kept using Nidoking to roll through continuous rematches until it was level 100.
 

lordfridge

Good Hunter
Joined
Apr 1, 2019
Messages
176
Reaction score
58
The latest Pokemon I've gotten to Lv 100 would have to be my Nidoqueen in Pokemon Red... although I'm not sure if using experience underflow counts.
 

BigBadButterfree

the Destroyer
Joined
Mar 3, 2013
Messages
1,072
Reaction score
1,403
My Charizard from FireRed. He traveled to every region after that and I didn't actually get him to 100 until X, I believe.

I've only taken the time to do that with 2 other Pokemon: my Butterfree from the same FR file, and my Torterra from my initial Pearl run.
 

PinkIceFox

PinkIceTales!
Joined
Mar 24, 2010
Messages
1,422
Reaction score
2,985
Probably my very first Charizard. I don't honestly know. I can't remember anything about my first playthrough of Blue version and I can't exactly say with confidence the memories I do have are accurate. Maybe I raised a Blastoise like my brother and cousin told me to despite the fact I remember only liking Charmander's line as a kid.

All I know is that my first level 100 was definitely whatever starter I had.
 
Top