Well, first time posting in a while. Just bought White and have been playing it, and last time I played Pokémon I found these threads quite enjoyable, so here I am.
Current Party: I'm sort of in a transition phase here, till I get the Pokémon I want. My starter was Tepig, but I since have gotten rid of him. He's actually in the Dream World at the moment.
Succi/Woobat ♀ - Lv.17
Moves: Heart Stamp/Odor Sleuth/Gust/Assurance
Holding a Lucky Egg
Doug/Deerling ♂ - Lv. 21
Moves: Double Kick/Leech Seed/Faint Attack/Sand-Attack
Not holding anything
Fabio/Purrloin ♂ - Lv. 5
Only in the party for HMs (for now). Not worth talking about.
This has a Drilbur inside. It appears to move occasionally. It may be close to hatching.
Ruskie/Herdier ♂ - Lv. 16
Moves: Tackle/Bite/Work Up/Take Down
Not holding anything
Ability: Sand Rush
Woody/Timburr ♂ - Lv. 13
Just caught this guy, plan on tossing him in the PC when I get the chance.
So I just got the second badge, and am just levelling up my Woobat a bit before I enter the Pinwheel Forest to chase after Team Plasma. I don't really plan on keeping it, but I need a bit of variety, since right now my two strongest Pokémon are both Normal types, and my Drilbur will be weak to Fighting types as well once it hatches.
Other changes I plan to make to my party is to remove Herdier, and catch a Darumaka and an Emolga, while getting a Tirtouga from a fossil. I might also catch a Minccino.
Anyway, this isn't the first time I've played, though it's the first time I've ever used the Dream World function. To be honest, my biggest disappointment about the game is that I have to grow berries outside of it. I'm hoping that the next set of games restores berries back to in-game.
Okay, so I did a little bit since my last post. Lets start with the changes to my party first.
Yoko/Drilbur ♀ - Lv. 23 - Dig/Metal Claw/Swords Dance/X-Scissor
Ranga/Darumaka ♂ - Lv. 26 - Fire Punch/Facade/Fire Fang/Work Up
Doug/Deerling ♂ - Lv. 23 - Double Kick/Leech Seed/Grass Knot/Sand-Attack
Succi/Woobat ♀ - Lv.19 - Heart Stamp/Odor Sleuth/Gust/Thief
Fabio/Purrloin ♂ (HM Slave) - Lv. 5 - Scratch/Growl/Cut
So I just got the third badge in Castelia City. I made sure to capture Ranga before attempting that gym, and thanks to him, I had no worries at all sweeping it. Seriously could not have been easier (the Lucky Egg I have helps a bit too though, haha). Also just beat that harlot Bianca, again with little trouble.
I went to the Dream World earlier, and got a Doduo for my troubles. It's really an annoying side feature, but since I love my berries, I have to do it aye? Not to mention all them extra Pokémon I can get there.
I think before I go any further along Route 4 I'll head back a bit to Pinwheel forest and capture any Pokémon I missed. By the way, as of right now my dex is at 35.
Not sure how I'll change my team. Does anyone have a better recommendation for an HM Slave? I want to add Sigilyph to my party but I don't want both that and Emolga. One of them will definitely replace Succi, that's for sure. I'm still definitely planning on acquiring Tirtouga, but I ain't so sure about Minccino. Maybe I'll leave that slot empty for now.
So yeah, any advice on my team would be appreciated.