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View Poll Results: Who is the best HM slave?
Bibarel 36 90.00%
Geodude 3 7.50%
Prinplup 1 2.50%
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Old January 31st, 2010, 06:05 AM
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R/B/Y: I always use a Bellsprout or Oddish for Cut (and maybe Flash? I forget if they can learn it). Surf and Strength are usually on my main team. Same with Fly, because I'm lazy.

G/S/C: Bellsprout and Oddish for Cut and Flash. Surf, Strength, and Fly are on my main team. I think I usually get a Krabby for Rock Smash, and I use Gyarados for Waterfall and Whirlpool.

R/S/E: Linoone/Zigzagoon is pretty awesome. It can use a lot of HMs, and it has Pickup, which is pretty handy. I think I catch a Wailmer for Dive and Whirlpool and Waterfall purposes... was there Whirlpool in these games? I forget. Whatever.

D/P/Pt: One word. Bibarel.
Old January 31st, 2010, 06:35 AM
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R/S/E: Zigzagoon

D/P/Pt: Bibarel or... *gets shot* Torterra.

Torterra was useless to me and I didn't feel like catching a Bibarel, so I just used Torterra as an HM slave with Cut/Strength/Rock Smash/Rock Climb. =D
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Old January 31st, 2010, 07:58 AM
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R/S/E: Zigzagoon. Never bothered to catch Linoone.
FR/LG: I use a variety of things for this. Apparently Aerodactyl is a pretty good slave, and Gyarados isn't too bad either.
D/P/Pt: A Bibarel and my Mantine, which is my Surf/Waterfall/Defog slave. Bibarel does everything else.

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Old March 1st, 2010, 03:22 PM
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Originally Posted by futsukushi View Post
*prepares to be shot*

That's... Better than Arceus.

I usually use Bibarel, but I'm thinking about using multiple Smeargle, keeping all of them but the one I need for the Route(s) I'm on in storage.

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Old March 19th, 2010, 10:57 PM
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Originally Posted by futsukushi View Post
*prepares to be shot*

I recently traded all these pokemon over from Diamond to HeartGold and I saw that my Giratina knew Cut and Strength, so I rounded it out with Rock Climb and Rock Smash. Not really planning to use for much anyways, and Giratina is ugly.
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Old March 19th, 2010, 11:00 PM
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Before i beat the League i have them Evenly Distributed though out my party ? i did not people taught them all to one pokemon seems kinda cruel and silly :O
Old March 20th, 2010, 08:42 PM
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I only use HM slaves when doing Mono-runs (usually, my favorite type can't use all the HMs I need). When I do use slaves, I usually skip the trouble and hack a Dragonite

But yeah, normal games means no HM slaves.
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Old March 21st, 2010, 10:38 AM
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Hmmm...2 ways I have HMSlaves:

Mew-If I get mine cloned, 2 cover all my HMs.

However, my current method on Platinum:

-Garchomp-Rock Smash/Rock Climb/Cut/Strength
Old March 14th, 2013, 07:26 AM
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In Emerald, I use Linoone for my HM Buddy (HM slave sounds harsh) i can learn Cut, Rock smash, strength and surf.
Old March 14th, 2013, 07:57 AM
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I usually don't use HM slaves either. Surf, Fly and Strength i just teach to Pokemon in my party, they are okay moves, so i don't really care. If i need some other HM, ill just get a Pokemon, teach it to him, and drop him again in the next city

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Old March 14th, 2013, 10:16 AM
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First starters, honestly, I hate the term "slave" (to rude and insulting in my opinion) I call them "HM Partners" or "HM Companions".

I only use 4 HM's - 2 a lot (Cut and Surf - two other are Fly and Strenght)
• Soul Silver I have not yet decided.
• Pearl, I have not yet decided on cut, Buizel is my main water Pokemon, and surf is one of my favorite water attacks, not just for HM, also a regular move.

for my Unova games
• Cut: my Liepard - its always part of the team
• Fly: Unfezant - usually in the PC
• Strenght: a Mienfoo - not the one I use in my team, but one in the PC
• Surf: Dewott - not just HM, I keep as a regular move too

other HM's I don't use, unless I really need them, I"ll search whom ever I have in the PC and is compatible with the HM.
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Old March 14th, 2013, 10:22 AM
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Originally Posted by PersianTrainer View Post
First starters, honestly, I hate the term "slave" (to rude and insulting in my opinion) I call them "HM Partners" or "HM Companions".
Thanks for pointing that out, i really don't like the term either.
I like your "HM partner" way better :3

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Old March 14th, 2013, 02:34 PM
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YO this thread was dead let's no post in it plzzzz ya dig???? You can make a new one, son.


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