View Full Version : Building a Contest Team or a Battling Team

Spikey-Eared Pichu
February 10th, 2010, 5:10 PM
Recently started playing Emerald again and decided to construct a team to be utilized for battling and contests. The final product will be:

-Sceptile, Starter
-Mightyena, Cool
-Delcatty, Cute
-Milotic, Beauty
-Gardevoir, Smart
-Camperupt, Tough

Now, my question for you all is, if you participate in Pokemon Contests, do you make a team specifically for contests and one for battling? Or, do you make a single team that's good at both?

Serene Grace
February 11th, 2010, 8:17 AM
I would think this belongs more in General Pokemon Gaming so I'll move it there for you.

February 11th, 2010, 7:51 PM
Awwwww, wonderful Grace. D: Advanced Generation...duhhhrrr. :P

Movin' on up to the east side.

Ninja Caterpie
February 11th, 2010, 10:17 PM
I just make a battling team, stuff the contests. Delcatty is a horrible fighter, and I advise getting a Gardevoir. Hypnosis + Dream Eater is instant win.

The Red Chain
February 12th, 2010, 8:51 AM
Well I don't frequent contests myself, but when they were a new thing that sparked my curiousity I used my battling team as my contest team as well.
I wasn't serious about them enough to make an entirely different team. XD;

~Hot n' Cold~
February 14th, 2010, 2:15 PM
I do exactly what you do - I make the starter as well as the 5 different contest types - here is my current Battle/Contest team for Emerald:

Sceptile @ Petaya Berry
- Dragon Claw
- Leaf Blade
- Crunch
- Toxic

Cool Contesant
Swellow @ Red Scarf
- Aerial Ace
- Double Team
- Double Edge
- Hyper Beam

Cute Contestant
Delcatty @ Pink Scarf
- Bulk Up
- Rock Smash
- Earthquake
- Rock Slide

Beauty Contestant
Roselia @ Blue Scarf
- Magical Leaf
- Sunny Day
- Solarbeam
- Petal Dance

Smart Contestant
Grumpig @ Green Scarf
- Calm Mind
- Psychic
- Shadow Ball
- Confuse Ray

Tough Contestant
Armaldo @ Yellow Scarf
- Rock Smash
- Swords Dance
- Earthquake
- Hyper Beam

February 19th, 2010, 8:48 AM
I make battle team, I use to contests random pokémon.

February 19th, 2010, 5:12 PM
I never really thought of doing that. I just used my main team for contests. I only won the beauty and cool master ranks though.

February 23rd, 2010, 3:32 AM
I make a second team I guess I mean I have certain Pokes for certain contest

February 23rd, 2010, 4:01 AM
That's actually a pretty cool idea. I never thought about it really. I just checked around in my PC for Pokémon that I'd never use for battling. I just fed them the right Pokéblocks and taught them the moves that would be useful. Usually, the Pokémon would be in their first stage, such as Taillow or Electrike. Next time I play Ruby or Sapphire I think I'll try it your way.

February 23rd, 2010, 11:56 AM
I never really got into contests (even in Gen IV), so my teams were mostly aimed for battling... but on occasion I'd have one Pokemon in a team that turned out to be a decent contest Pokemon (somehow; pure luck? I have no skills in contests) and thus they'd go through a couple of them when I felt like it.

So in short... no, I didn't have a whole team for contests, just battles.

February 25th, 2010, 4:09 PM
I Play them sometimes
i usealy go for 1 contest at a time so i usealy have 3 pokemon for fighting, 2 hm slaves and a contest pokemon
Tho i usealy dont do anymore contests afta i pass 1 and get the panting eg cool usealy

February 26th, 2010, 5:47 AM
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February 26th, 2010, 6:17 AM
whats the best moveset for my manectric just caught lv. 26 going to use as my cool contest pokemon so any suggestions?