In-Game Team Questions (and Incomplete Team Help)
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May 1st, 2013 (7:31 PM).
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For pokemon platinum
Well as far as fire types go, I would highly recommend catching a Magmar in the Fuego Ironworks (if you can manage to evolve him) for two reasons. For one, both Starraptor and Torterra excel in attacking on the physical side (while Lucario can hit both specially and physically), so I think a special attacker would help you out a lot. Not only that, but Magmortar has fantastic coverage once he evolves, meaning he can hit many different pokemon super effectively. Btw, the magmarizer can be found somewhere on the ground on route 214.
Unlike the very limited number of fire types that can be found in gen 4, you have quite a few options when it comes to water types. My personal favorite water type is starmie for the same reasons as magmortar. Aside from the fantastic coverage and movepool in general, however, Starmie is extremely fast. And you'll definitely need something fast with ice beam for the pokemon league champ, that's for sure. Remember that you'll need a super rod to catch a Staryu in Canalave or Sunyshore, but I unfortunately don't remember when you receive it. Also if you don't mind raising a magikarp and want a physical attacker, Gyarados is a lot of fun as well.
One thing I do want to warn you about regarding both Magmortar and Starmie is that their movepools are very reliant on tms. If you aren't willing to go out of your way to find them or if you want someone with a better level up movepool, you might want to go with someone else.
And as for a 6th member for your team, I think one of the lake trio pokemon would fit pretty nicely if you don't mind using a weaker legendary. It wouldn't give you any glaring weaknesses in your team structure, and they're all pretty fun to use. Keep in mind that Uxie is a very defensive pokemon, however, which contrasts the hyper offensive nature of ingame teams. I would urge you not to go with the extremely popular Garchomp not only because it's overdone, but also because that would make half of your team weak to ice (albeit with 3 resistances).
Well that's just my two cents on the matter, I always have a lot of fun building ingame teams. Even if you aren't particularly interested in using the pokes I recommended, I hope you got something out of it.
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