Can I make My Team Better?
I was wondering if you could help me make my team better.
I have 6 level 100 pokemon with their PP and HP as high as it can go. Here are their names and moves.
Palkia- Spacial rend, Earth Power, Aqua Tail, Aura Sphere
Infernape- Fire Blast, Flamethrower, Grass Knot, Overheat
Luxray- Giga impact, Thunder, Discharge, Thunder Fang
Steelix- Earthquake, Dig, Crunch, Double-edge
Alakazam- Psychic, Future Sight, Focus Blast, Shadow Ball
Gastrodon- Brine, Muddy water, Blizzard, Sludge bomb.
I have an action replay so I won't have a problem getting any pokemon or TM's. Is there any way I could improve on my team? I have a tournement coming up and I want to be best prepeared. BTW I have Pearl.
It's an ok team, it really depends on who is controlling it to determine it's power. But maybe you could replace steelix with an aggron that has rock head ability, this makes your pokemon not suffer from recoil on moves like double edge.
OK thanks! I'll consider it. I had one once but traded him over.
What do you think of a lucario? I could take out the steelix and teach gastrodon some ground moves.
Hi there! :D
Well, there's a few things we need to know about this team before the raters can rate it. First, is this officially a 4th Gen team? And second, is this a team you plan on using competitively? If so, there's a few things you need to work out before getting to battling.
Second, we require a certain level of detail in RMTs to make sure you get the best advice possible from the raters. Please reformat your RMT so it gives us the following information:
The last thing I'm going to do here is rate Infernape. Infernape is one of the two OU Pokemon you currently have, the other being Gastrodon. Since the 4th Gen, Gastrodon has certainly come up in the world so I don't want to recommend a 5th Gen set if you're going to be playing in the 4th Gen game. Until we have a better understanding of what you want to do, the best I can do for you is rate the one Pokemon who would remain constant despite the generational bridge.
Infernape @ Life Orb
252 Attack / 4 Special Attack / 252 Speed
Naive [+Speed; -Special Defense] / Hasty [+Speed; -Defense]
- Close Combat
- U-Turn / Grass Knot
- Stone Edge / Mach Punch
This set has remained chiefly unchanged since the its creation. So, it will work in both 4th Gen and 5th Gen play. Because of Infernape's Speed and excellent offensive coverage, this set can be very destructive if used properly. You have two primary STAB attacks on this set, Overheat and Close Combat. Because of their sheer power plus the Life Orb and STAB boost and battle utility, Infernape can easily be the offensive pivot that sways the momentum of battle in your favor. Next, U-Turn assists in the aforementioned tactics and helps Infernape scout the opposing Pokemon's moveset or item. Grass Knot is an alternative that deals super effective damage to bulky Ground or Water types (like Gastrodon) that resist Fire type attacks and compliments Infernape's STABs very well. Finally, you have the choice of Stone Edge or Mach Punch. Both attacks have a host of competitive merits, but when it comes down to it, it's mostly a choice of preference and team weaknesses. Stone Edge provides extra coverage and takes care of things like Gyarados, while Mach Punch helps Infernape deal with faster or Choice Scarfed Pokemon like Tyranitar (or Terrakion). Also, Hidden Power [Ice] can be considered to hit Gliscor or Dragonite for super effective damage, being able to OHKO them after Stealth Rock damage. EVs are distributed between Attack and Speed, with the remainder in Special Attack to outspeed any base 107 Pokemon and attack them for respectable damage.
So, that's it. :3 Let us know if you'd like to replace any of your lower tier Pokemon and whether or not this is a 4th Gen team. Then edit your RMT to include all the information and we will be happy to help you however we can.
I suggest checking out this article for more information on EVs, natures, and so on. Like Alexial said, we prefer it if you include EVs and natures for each of your Pokémon as well (or at least, once you know what they are). They make a big difference on a Pokémon's stats, so it helps when rating a team.
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