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Old December 17th, 2011, 12:39 AM
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Marshtomp is my favorite pokemon so I wanted to play through Pokemon White/Black only using Marshtomp, it seems like a really hard task so therefore I need all the help I need.

Some questions that might help
What moves should it have?
What about EV?
Should I be switching moves?
Which nature?
What should I look out for?
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Old December 18th, 2011, 12:57 PM
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Marshtomp is good for its Attack and its bulkyness. You definitely want Earthquake, Waterfall/Aqua Tail, Rock Slide, and filler. That will make the most of its Attack and be good for coverage. I don't think it can learn Aqua Tail though. But most of its attacks are going to be from TM's/HM's, so good luck on that part.

A good nature would be anything that boosts Attack. So you have a choice with Lonely, Adamant, and Naughty. I wouldn't go with Bold, since that reduces speed. I'd probably go with Lonely/Naughty since that reduces one of the defense stats. For EV's, I like to go with max Attack and max Speed.

Look out for Ferrothorn. That thing will murder you unless you have a fighting move, so if you can get Brick Break or something, get it. Any other Grass-types will kill you as well, but Ferrothorn is the biggest threat since its defense is ridiculously high.
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Old December 18th, 2011, 03:09 PM
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Lets see....

Waterfall
Earthquake
Ice Beam
Rock Slide

How does that sound?
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Old December 18th, 2011, 03:22 PM
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I'd recommend Brick Break or Hammer Arm over Rock Slide TBH to take care of any darks or steels like Ferrothorn and Tyranitar for example. That and Brick Break/Hammer Arm has better coverage for Marshtomp IMO due to Ice Beam handling flying types and the dual STABs handling any fire type you might face.
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Old December 19th, 2011, 04:57 AM
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Yeah that's true but Marshtomp can also learn Superpower but what do you guys think is better as a fighting move?
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Old December 19th, 2011, 09:00 AM
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Yeah that's true but Marshtomp can also learn Superpower but what do you guys think is better as a fighting move?
I am no expert in any way but lowering the stat you most rely on doesn't seem to make a lot of sense. Three of it's four moves are going to be physical and in the longer battles lowering one of it's only high stats--Attack--just seems stupid. Maybe it's something about battling that I just don't grasp though.
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Old December 19th, 2011, 09:14 AM
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The choice is between Brick Break and Superpower, the thing is that Sp will be able to finish off most pokemon in one shoot but have to be used carefully and then we got BB which most likely wont be capable to finish things off easily. I think the best move will be BB then but now I got to figure out which item it should hold, maybe Evioliet?
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Old January 3rd, 2012, 09:41 AM
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The choice is between Brick Break and Superpower, the thing is that Sp will be able to finish off most pokemon in one shoot but have to be used carefully and then we got BB which most likely wont be capable to finish things off easily. I think the best move will be BB then but now I got to figure out which item it should hold, maybe Eviolite?
Yeah, why not, it's a good Item, and if you're playing through the entire game, use it.
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Old January 24th, 2012, 08:05 PM
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Eviolite is good, and Brick Break, because when you fight larger teams, that stat drop is going to hurt.
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Old January 27th, 2012, 11:27 PM
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Marshtomp's primary stat is Attack so you want Adamant or Jolly nature. They are the best natures for physical attackers.
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