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Demonta
May 13th, 2006, 10:25 AM
I personally train one pokemon high and use it for most of the fighting (starter) untill I get a legendary (Kyogre or Groundon) then I use the legandary for most of the fighting.

By the time I get to the League, I would have a level 60 legandary and a level 50 starter, and 4 level fortish pokemons that I stuffed together from victory road.

After I am confident with beating the league, I sometimes replace one of the level fortish pokemon with a good type, low level and stage and give it exp share. e.g. bagon.

Then would simply train the low level and stage pokemon untill it is around level 50. When it is level 50, I would replace another fortish pokemon and so on. When my team is basicly developed, I have a level late 80 legandary, and 5 level 50-60 ish pokemons.

Of course I would continue training untill I have a full team of level 100s...

So what about you?

~*!*~Tatsujin Gosuto~*!*~
May 13th, 2006, 10:43 AM
I always have my starter atleast 5-8 levels higher than the other Pokemon.

:t003:Dark Venusaur

enyce
May 13th, 2006, 10:46 AM
I usually have no more than one type on the same team. Unless they are doubles.

I usually have:
One Electric or Grass, I seriously dont need both
One Fire
One Water
One Psychic
One Dark,houndoom would be an example of why I have more than one fire type.
One Flying type

Demonta
May 13th, 2006, 11:17 AM
Cool, I like the idea of having only one type once in your team, I sometimes get more than 1 waters because they are super effective to sooo many types.

Mr_Smilie:)
May 13th, 2006, 11:28 AM
a balanced team LOL just look at my pokemon in my trainer card unbeatable unless anyone has some thing to add to that

Demonta
May 13th, 2006, 11:35 AM
Well what about the pokemon's level?

Mr_Smilie:)
May 13th, 2006, 11:37 AM
there all in the 70's not 100 :P

Jorah
May 13th, 2006, 12:17 PM
I usually have my starter pokemon 2 or 3 levels ahead of my other pokemon. I just use what I catch rather than getting specific pokemon and depending on if it is a high level pokemon and if I like it, I'll usually swap them around. I done this with silver and I've only just noticed that all of my best pokemon (except one) are double types which include flying, which are Dragonite, Pigeot, Gyarados, Lugia, Ho-oh and I have a Feraligatr too. Obviously if someone had an electric pokemon I'd have no chance, but I've never lost a battle with them yet.

enyce
May 13th, 2006, 12:27 PM
I usually have my starter pokemon 2 or 3 levels ahead of my other pokemon. I just use what I catch rather than getting specific pokemon and depending on if it is a high level pokemon and if I like it, I'll usually swap them around. I done this with silver and I've only just noticed that all of my best pokemon (except one) are double types which include flying, which are Dragonite, Pigeot, Gyarados, Lugia, Ho-oh and I have a Feraligatr too. Obviously if someone had an electric pokemon I'd have no chance, but I've never lost a battle with them yet.

Dragonite, can withstand an electric attack. Seeing dragon is resistant to thunder. Although Thunder X Flying=X2 but then there is the dragon type.

Thunder X Flying= X2 devide by one half= 1. Wich is neautral damage. Now Gyarados is screwed. Ho-Oh will only recieve Neautral from ice because it is part fire. Lugia has so many weaknesses. Rock, Electric, Ice, Dark, Ghost. Some other ones I cant think of right now. Pidgeot gets neautral from fighting. But that is normals only weakness. So its basically like being pure flying.

Lugia and Pidgeot are your only flying that doesnt have 4x weakness. Ho-Oh's is rock, Gyarados is electric. Dragonite is ice.

Jorah
May 13th, 2006, 01:06 PM
Oh, I get that! At first I was getting a bit confused at the x everything, but I get that. So I suppose its an OK team, but could be a little more varied.

marillmonster2000
May 13th, 2006, 01:11 PM
I Usually Try To Have:
1.Water
2.Grass
3.Rock/Ground
4.Flying
5.Psychic/Ghost/Dark/Poison
6.Electric/Fire/Steel/Normal/Dragon/Alltherest

VanirElf
May 13th, 2006, 01:12 PM
well when I first play through the story I just raise x6 zigzagoons

'cuz they pick stuff up.
but after I've done the storyline part and become the champion

I raise teams for battle 'cuz lots of people around here battle pokemon.

I try and play with the not overused pokes too.

here's my current team. (all bug type, 'cuz it's different)

Volbeat
Forettress
Dustox
Heracross
Butterfree
Shedinja

and as for training my teams after I complete my EV training
I like to keep 'em at the same levels
I'll train in increments of 5 as levels go

Demonta
May 13th, 2006, 01:31 PM
lol all bug, maybe one good firetype could kill them all...no offence

weirdo1
May 13th, 2006, 02:27 PM
Look at my trainer card in my sig.


Its UNBEATBLE!!!!!!

poke lover
May 13th, 2006, 06:26 PM
Each and every Pokemon in my party is a different type. I always try to train my Pokemon equally ie. Same lvl. It really helps when they are all similar lvls because if one of your Pokemon dies you still have Pokemon that will challenge the opponent.

enyce
May 13th, 2006, 07:05 PM
Each and every Pokemon in my party is a different type. I always try to train my Pokemon equally ie. Same lvl. It really helps when they are all similar lvls because if one of your Pokemon dies you still have Pokemon that will challenge the opponent.

I learned that you had to raise more than one the hard way. When I had caught, Nidoran. On yellow, I thought double kick could beat everything. But I lost a lot. But because of my high level I over came disadvantages. But I had an level 100 Nidorino. I didnt know nidorino evolved, with the moonstone. I battled my friend the next day.

Got my butt kicked.

lol all bug, maybe one good firetype could kill them all...no offence

That is true, Charizard with its good special attack. Could wipe them out with fire blast or even flamethrower. Larvitar could kill them all with a rock slide. Except foretress. Butterfree is definatley dead meat.

His forettress has 4x weakness to fire. Heracross is 4x weak to flying. His bug team is easily squashed.

c00kie
May 13th, 2006, 07:24 PM
i use - for R/S/E

-water/ice type
-fighting
-dark/ghost type

throw in a move thats good against steel - the rest are HM slaves :P

Rioku_Zanketa
May 13th, 2006, 07:55 PM
eh,...I can't say...I always win with the poke'mon I have.....I mean how could one lose?! it an RPG basically!and I've never seen a hard rpg in my life!!!

but in my Ruby version,I got a salamence,flygon,Kyogre,Blazeken,...the thing before Ludicolo,and Raichu....tell me...what IS my style?....

enyce
May 13th, 2006, 07:57 PM
i use - for R/S/E

-water/ice type
-fighting
-dark/ghost type

throw in a move thats good against steel - the rest are HM slaves :P

I think HM's are the worst things ever. I freaking hate them... I wish they were never added. Accept fly and Surf. I hate the rest of them. Cut should of never been made. They could of gotten rid of the dumb trees. Flash is stupid too. Strength is a normal attack....that cant be forgotten. Whirlpool sucks, and waterfall is just surf minus 15 in base power.

I dont know nothing about 8 or 9...Never played R/S/E

weirdo1
May 13th, 2006, 08:05 PM
My team is: Tyranitar, Umberon\Espeon ( I use both), Metagross, Blaziken, Ampharos and Rayquaza\Flygon\Salemence.

c00kie
May 13th, 2006, 08:15 PM
I think HM's are the worst things ever. I freaking hate them... I wish they were never added. Accept fly and Surf. I hate the rest of them. Cut should of never been made. They could of gotten rid of the dumb trees. Flash is stupid too. Strength is a normal attack....that cant be forgotten. Whirlpool sucks, and waterfall is just surf minus 15 in base power.

I dont know nothing about 8 or 9...Never played R/S/E

they took out whirlpool and add rock smash and dive

rock smash = worst hm ever

dive = water version of fly not great but could be usable

Demonta
May 14th, 2006, 03:04 AM
Yeah, I wish HMs didn't take a space in your 4 moves, I always keep all the HMs in my team but they really make my team weaker, because of them, my team loses the space for a lot of good moves!

Wierdo, your team is quite good, what levels are they?

And guys (and girls) how do you feel about legandaries, I try to stuff as many as possible in my team to show off and for good battling unless they are indeed too low leveled e.g. the regis, a lot of people seems to dislike them.

shanecdavis
May 15th, 2006, 08:19 AM
Everyone has their own opinions about uber/legendaries. I see it as a sign of a weak trainer that needs that extra power to feel competitive. Again, just my opinion.

As others have said, I always raise a balanced team. I will always start off with Mudkip (far and away the best all around starter ever) and 5 Zigzagoon. I will catch a Taillow since it is good early on, especially in the 2nd gym, and a Nincada to get through Granite Cave. I will then either trade in or catch/raise a Fighting/Electric and Psychic/Fighting Poke (typically Medicham/Magneton or Gardevoir/Hariyama) to my party and I will use those three, along with Zigzagoon/Linoone/HM slaves until I get to the Secret Base I want to set up, mix records and start all over.

Smarties-chan
May 15th, 2006, 08:36 AM
I usually start off with either choosing Mudkip or Treecko (seeing as Blaziken is obviously the worst one) and catch the five first Zigzagoons I meet. Then I train my starter to around level 16 before battling the first gym. I often catch something like a Wurmple or Wingull just to help my starter out a little, but often dump the Pokémon once I get something better. I often train a Breloom in the Petalburg woods too.
Once I get to Dewford town, I usually train myself a Tentacool or Gyarados and either catch an Abra, Machop, Geodude or Aron from the Granite cave and train it.
This is basicaly how I keep my team balanced, I always train them to equal levels and when I find a Pokémon that might have potential to be one of the members in my team, I catch it.
I also EV train Pokémon I find later in the game, depending on how easy it is to EV train them, that is.
lol all bug, maybe one good firetype could kill them all...no offence
An EV trained Heracross or Butterfree could easily kick your ''good fire type's'' butt -_- Besides, there's something called ''wanting to make the game challenging''. Which I didn't expect you to know, seeing as you need ubers to beat the game, I mean come on, the AI sucks, you don't need any uberly powerful Pokémon to beat the league -_-

Jorah
May 15th, 2006, 11:54 AM
And guys (and girls) how do you feel about legandaries, I try to stuff as many as possible in my team to show off and for good battling unless they are indeed too low leveled e.g. the regis, a lot of people seems to dislike them.

Well I won't have them in my team because they are legendaries, but because I like them. I like Lugia, so I would have that on my team, but I don't like Entei, so I wouldn't have that. My teams are basically made out of pokemon I like, because if I have pokemon I hate in my team I just don't care if they faint.

the best hoenn 92
May 15th, 2006, 04:41 PM
I really dont need a team of six! i can pwn yall with one... my BLAZIKEN, it knows, blaze kick, thunder punch, aerial ace, and sky uppercut. pwns ya all !!!!!
But other wise i train multi types (Venasaur being one and Charizard the other) so yeah!!!

Demonta
May 17th, 2006, 10:30 AM
what if a good water pokemon like kyogre with hydro pump blasted you 2 or 3 times? (to blaziken)

... all so... smarties-kun... what have I actually said at all about beating the league! "Besides, there's something called ''wanting to make the game challenging''. Which I didn't expect you to know". Please don't try to insult me,"maybe" one "good" fire type could all, maybe, hear that?

So please do NOT be rude.

Red1530
May 17th, 2006, 11:20 AM
All of my team Pokemon are around the same level and their types cover for each other.

shanecdavis
May 17th, 2006, 12:08 PM
I really dont need a team of six! i can pwn yall with one... my BLAZIKEN, it knows, blaze kick, thunder punch, aerial ace, and sky uppercut. pwns ya all !!!!!
But other wise i train multi types (Venasaur being one and Charizard the other) so yeah!!!
Not to be rude, but you really shouldn't proclaim that your Blaziken "pwns ya all!!!!", especially since a Swampert could switch-in on you and beat the living crap out of it. Swampert is immune to Thunder Punch, resists Blaze Kick, and has good enough defense (Base 90 Def) to handle STAB Sky Uppercut and non-STAB Aerial Ace, both of which only do normal damage. Blaziken, on the other hand, has to deal with only having average defenses (Base 70 Def and 70 SDef) and a STAB Surf and Earthquake that it is 2x weak against. Absolutely no contest.

On topic - This thread has certainly shown different opinions about how balanced a team is. It all depends on the trainer. When I am not setting up Secret Bases, I will use a team of 6 Pokes and raise them equally. When I am setting up Secret Bases, I want to get through the game as quickly as possible, which Muckip is the best at. To each their own.

pikachulover306
May 29th, 2006, 04:05 PM
what i do is have diferent types like my team now:
(i restarted my game)
combusken/ fighting/fire
dustox/bug/poison/
mightyena/dark
kirlia/psychic
peliper/water/flying
i have a zigzagoon but i just have it to pick up items and for HM moves my better one is in the pc. anyway i like to use pokemon with two types so i can be ready for anything

Gentleman J
May 29th, 2006, 05:10 PM
I really dont need a team of six! i can pwn yall with one... my BLAZIKEN, it knows, blaze kick, thunder punch, aerial ace, and sky uppercut. pwns ya all !!!!! like lolownow wayys duudue@!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! my Kyoegr totally pown$Z with qaudruple stab raindance SURF and it only needs one move and its faster too LOL

CaptainBrain
May 29th, 2006, 05:16 PM
I hate using the legendaries. They take the fun out. I like to use the pokemon no one seems to care about. (Butterfree, Ratatta)

:t334: CaptainBrain

Gentleman J
May 29th, 2006, 05:26 PM
Hmm, never heard of those, but I have a Huntail and Relicanth (Reli heading to 100) I bet no one here has ever heard of them either.

Demonta
May 30th, 2006, 03:50 AM
Relicanth is that rock fish. Huntail is the evolution for Clampearl. Everyone knows Relicanth as it is needed for catching the Regi pokemons