Re: Official Pokemon Discussion Thread!
I liked Whitney. Her and Miltank were of the few times that you were challenged in the game, one of the only times I would save before facing a trainer in Pokemon Crystal. Miltank's Rollout could be a real pain, especially after it's hit you a few times, combine that with Milk Drink that enabled her to self-heal at any time, and it could be a real pain to take down. I agree with the person who brought up Machop, probably the best counter you can find for Miltank around the area. You couldn't actually find a Machop in the wild until you get to that cave next to the 4th Gym, so you normally couldn't find one until you've beaten Whitney, but thanks to that guy in the Goldenrod department store you can trade a Abra for a Machop and get one earlier than intended and use it to beat Whitney. I wasn't made aware of that Abra/Machop trade when I first played the game, and it's something you could easily miss.