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Old April 21st, 2013, 09:14 AM
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Your team is unbalanced for having more Water types. I suggest replacing Kyogre, who shares a Grass weakness with Swampert, and Gyarados, who's really not a good battler in this gen due to be pre-physical/special split, meaning it can't use its Water STABs. Since Hariyama can take care of Sydney, Glacia, and Steven, you'll need a Dragon type and a special-based Dark type to face Drake and Phoebe respectively.
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Old April 21st, 2013, 10:24 PM
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Thanks for the great and informative reply :D

It really gave me some food for thought.
After looking them up I think I will be aiming for this setup:

Charmander/-meleon/-izard (fire/flying)
Nidoking (poison/ground)
Lapras (water/ice)
Kadabra (psychic) (can't trade sadly...still keep after 30's?)
Zapdos (electric/flying)
Snorlax (normal)

And I'll keep the option of going for Vaporeon/Jolteon and the other forms as an alternative I think.

And consider something other than Kadabra since he is kinda stuck in that form for me.
Him and Diglett have been ravaging opponents lately though so they do a good job atm at least.

I'm not overly attached to any of them yet, but do keep Char and Nido with me at all times since they are the ones I've had the longest.

Thanks again for the help

@JNathan in regards to me using that team on the elite 4:

Well, I haven't given things thought that far ahead yet, but I do expect having to swap out at least a couple of those, but what do I know?
If I really like the team I might try and fail once before searching for something new
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Old April 24th, 2013, 08:25 AM
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Hi i am doing a diamond run soon and here is my team idea
Torterra
Gastrodon
Staraptor
Rapidash
Garchomp
Machamp
Please give some feedback!!
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  #254    
Old April 25th, 2013, 12:10 AM
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Hi i am doing a diamond run soon and here is my team idea
Torterra
Gastrodon
Staraptor
Rapidash
Garchomp
Machamp
Please give some feedback!!
There's not much to give without movesets revealed...
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Old April 25th, 2013, 07:05 AM
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Torterra
Earthquake
?
?
?
Staraptor
Fly
Brave Bird
?
?
Gastrodon
Ice Beam
Surf
Muddy Water
?
Rapidash
Flare Blitz
Stomp
?
?
Garchomp
Dragon Claw
Fire Blast
Earth Quake
?
Machamp
Dynamic Punch
?
?
?
I have trouble with movesets sorry
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Old April 25th, 2013, 10:31 AM
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I just want to throw in here that Rapidash cannot learn Flame Charge on Diamond version- the move itself was created for Gen V. [: The only physical fire-type attack it can learn on Diamond version is Flare Blitz.
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Old April 26th, 2013, 02:49 AM
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I have trouble with movesets sorry
Do you have access to every TM in the game so we know what can we advise?
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Old April 26th, 2013, 11:08 AM
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well most of them in the game.
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Old April 29th, 2013, 08:55 PM
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Togekiss is my biggest problem... it knows extrasensory, roost, metronome, and yawn. Any suggestions I have three badges.
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Old May 1st, 2013, 02:00 PM
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For pokemon platinum
Have
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- Starraptor
- Lucario
Need
- fire
- water
- 6th
  #261    
Old May 1st, 2013, 07:31 PM
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For pokemon platinum
Have
- Tortera
- Starraptor
- Lucario
Need
- fire
- water
- 6th
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.
  #262    
Old May 2nd, 2013, 03:02 PM
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So, can you please help me with my team?

Pokemon I am sure about:
Salamence
Lapras
Electravile

Pokemon I am semi sure about:
Rhyperior
Arcanine

Pokemon I am not at all sure about:
Gengar

So, I love Salamence and he is a must have. Lapras is propably the best water type I can think off and Electravile is the only non stupid looking electric type

Rhyperior is good and all but I dont really like Rhyhorn's design and I saw that he has too many weaknesses
Arcanine is cool and all but I am not sure about him

Gengar is just meh. I changed my team a lot and I am not sure if there is a reason to have him. Maybe replace him for Snorlax?
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Old May 9th, 2013, 08:43 AM
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Replace Rhyperior with Tyranitar as it is still rock and can eliminate most of gengar's weaknesses and gengar's quite good
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Old May 13th, 2013, 12:45 PM
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I've just started a new Black run and I've traded over some pokes to get started. Thoughts on how well this team will handle E4, etc? Movesets are completely fluid at this point - any suggestions on the sets would be splendid.

Current Team: (bold indicates planned end-game pokes)
Starmie - lvl 28 Modest
Litwick - lvl 29 (Will check nature when I get home)
Magnemite - lvl 25 Modest

Drillbur - lvl 21 (Will be Hydreigon)
Tranquil - lvl 24 (Will be Archeops)
Timburr - lvl 22 (Will be Mienshao)
  #265    
Old May 13th, 2013, 09:34 PM
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Okay so I put together a UU team, all are EV trained. Is it necassary to train them to lvl 100?

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Old May 24th, 2013, 04:21 PM
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Hey all, new here, just wondering if any of you guys could give me some input as to how I should change my team around (and trust me, I know it needs changing.
Here is my team as it currently stands:
Lv. 75 Arcanine
Lv. 80 Lucario
Lv. 78 Serperior
Lv. 78 Black Kyurem
Lv. 62 Haxorus (Shiny)
Lv. 65 Sandslash (Shiny)
(I'm currently working my way through Black Tower to get my Shiny Gible.)

I think I'd like to keep Arcanine, Lucario, and Serperior because they've been with me since the beginning, and maybe keep the Haxorus because I've heard they're good and it looks like a BAMF.
The only real reason I have Kyurem is because I needed a Flyer, and he's also pretty cool. And the reason I have Sandslash is because he was my legit shiny catch. I want a good water type though...

Any suggestions are welcome, please and thank you.
  #267    
Old May 24th, 2013, 07:26 PM
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Have you considered using Starmie? It's got great Speed and Special Attack plus with a movepool made up of Surf + Psychic + Ice Beam + Thunderbolt it can destroy a lot of things in its path. Its defensive stats aren't too bad either and it makes for a solid all-out attacker.

Otherwise, there's also Jellicent, which has some decently good stats (notably Sp. Atk, Sp. Def and HP) and it can also use some varied attacks like Ice Beam, Energy Ball and Psychic as well as Surf and Shadow Ball for STAB. It also has some good status moves like Toxic and Will-O-Wisp for wittling away at the foe's HP.
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Old May 25th, 2013, 09:30 AM
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I need to make a big decision. I'm in the Silph Co. Building. Should I keep Cloyster as my Water Type on my team, or replace it with Lapras?
  #269    
Old June 4th, 2013, 02:01 AM
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By the way, which one among these three Flying Pokemon is ideal to be used on my Black 2 playthrough?

Calm-nature Golbat Lv. 22, but its friendship is quite high so it might evolve soon.
Jolly-nature Sigilyph Lv.21
Jolly-nature Unfezant Lv.34
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Old June 4th, 2013, 02:49 AM
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I personally have to say that Unfezant isn't that great, while it does have a tempting ability in Super Luck, and the critical hit rate can be boosted by a Razor Claw/Scope Lens the major problem is that its offensive stats lean towards the physical side and most of the moves it learns outside of TMs/HMs/Move Tutors are special-based.

Sigilyph is a good option if you want a Psychic-type, although the problem with yours is that the Jolly nature slightly weakens its great Special Attack. It does learn a good variety of both damaging and non-damaging attacks (it gets both Psychic and Air Slash which feed off that great Sp. Atk) and it's faster than most of the bulkier Psychics found in the game. It also can have Magic Guard for an ability, basically rendering indirect damage on it useless.

Crobat is actually pretty awesome from what I've heard, it's fast, and has solid offensive stats, and its defenses aren't too bad either. Although the Calm nature weakens its higher Attack stat, it does get a really good move in Acrobatics, which can hit for around 110 power if not holding any items.

Natures don't matter as much in-game, but I often do tend to go for natures that suit my Pokemon's main damaging stat better, I'd say the one you use depends on what you also have on your team. I'd probably pick either the Crobat or the Sigilyph if I were you.
  #271    
Old June 7th, 2013, 01:04 PM
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This is my Leaf Green Team, it is as follows.
-Charizard
-Starmie
-Victreebel/Pikachu
-Hypno
-Gengar
-Aerodactyl

I haven't decided on the moves yet, so feel free to suggest some.

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I need to make a big decision. I'm in the Silph Co. Building. Should I keep Cloyster as my Water Type on my team, or replace it with Lapras?
Keep the Cloyster, Lapras is terrible.

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Old June 10th, 2013, 12:29 PM
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Alright I've managed to narrow down my Movesets.... However, there still remain a few I need help with. (This is for Diamond by the way)
My party consists of:

Empoleon- surf | ice beam | flash cannon | drill peck (this will be replaced with energy ball when I come across it)
Honchkrow- fly | aerial ace | steel wing | dark pulse

The next four I need input on (I need help on the Movesets, I'm not changing my party):

Toxicroak- x-scissor | poison jab | brick break | faint attack (this is the move I want to replace; should I give him stone edge or earthquake?)

Luxray- spark | iron tail | crunch | discharge (this is the move I want to replace; any suggestions that don't involve breeding? I am looking for coverage)

Gengar- shadow ball | dark pulse | thunderbolt | nightshade (this is the move I want to replace; should I give him psychic or sludge bomb? Again, I am looking for coverage, as he has a very low defense)

Dialga- dragon pulse | roar of time | metal claw | earth power

Dialga is the one I am having the most trouble with; I definitely want to keep dragon pulse and keep aura sphere when he learns it. However, I am also considering the following moves:

Thunder
Flash cannon

So, what should Dialga have for his four set moves? Or rather, two set moves? (Since I am automatically keeping aura sphere and dragon pulse)
Note: these pokemon are NOT for teaming up with someone online; I am just building them for my game in general (and ultimately for the battle tower, single battles) any help would be much appreciated, thank you.

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Old June 16th, 2013, 04:56 AM
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My team for R/B isn't quite ready yet and I have a few questions. I'd really like it if you guys could help me choose a couple extra Pokémon and if you could suggest movesets as I'm a complete beginner.

I also would like to know if Dragonite can only be obtained through the coin game and if picking Red/Blue will have an influence on my team completion. I believe all of my potential Pokémon can be evolved either through a stone or by growing up.
Sadly I cannot trade so there are some good Pokémon I won't be getting.

My main problem is the starter. What is the starter which would be the most useful against the E4 (given my team ideas?)

Please let me know if I chose a Pokémon that's really bad for the team. I checked their weaknesses and normally they are good to go, but maybe their moveset/ stats are bad.

Also, do warn me if one of the Pokés I choose will only be available very late IG. I might not be able to train a lot right before E4 (I want a balanced team for the later arenas).


1. Arcanine
I saw him and absolutely loved him. He's one big boy, and very cute.
He's the reason why I don't want to pick Charizard anymore. I've never had one before.

2. Blastoise/Venusaur
Well that's a tough one. I need to pick a starter if I want to actually play the game. I love all three starters so I really want to pick the best one for my team.

3. Dragonite
He has very high stats and I just like him a lot. However I'm afraid I can only get him through the coin game. I'd be prepared to let them go if that were the case.

4. Hypno
Well I can't get Alakazam and I do some auto-hypnosis IRL so it was tempting to pick him. I quite like Psy Pokémon.

5. Jolteon
Urgh I don't like Eevee's evolutions. I don't know why he's in the list. Probably because I didn't find another Poké that would make the team more balanced. I'd like to get rid of him.

6. Snorlax
This one is obviously staying.

Possible replacements for "dubious" Pokés:
Lapras/ Starmie/ Nidoqueen
I don't know if Mewtwo is obtainable early enough and to be honest I don't like the way he looks, I'd rather have a Mew.
I like all three replacements but my passion for Water Pokémon is probably an issue (if taken too far :p)

That's it, sorry for the long post!
  #274    
Old June 20th, 2013, 03:26 PM
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I am making a team specifically to beat Stargazer Colosseum (Post-main game) , only using Pokémon from the NU tier. I want to try to get a good variety of Pokémon types. So far, I have the following: Altaria , Camerupt, and Shiftry. I still need three more Pokémon. Which other three NU Pokémon should I use to cover my team's weaknesses?
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Old June 24th, 2013, 06:06 PM
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So I'm gonna start a run of Black 2 soon, and I've been brainstorming for ideas for an in-game team. So far, I've came up with:

Snivy/Servine/Serperior
- Snivy is my favorite Gen. 5 starter, so I feel like I have to choose him. Also, none of the other grass types in the game interest me too much.

Riolu/Lucario or Magnemite/Magneton/Magnezone
- I've been going back and forth between the two, and both seem like really good choices for a team. Though I'm leaning towards Riolu and Lucario since they are obtainable earlier in the game than the Magnemite line.

Psyduck/Golduck or Staryu/Starmie
- I know that Staryu and Starmie are the better choices, but a part of me wants to use Psyduck and Golduck because they available much earlier in the game than the other two.

Zubat/Golbat/Crobat
- From what I can tell, Zubat and their evolutions aren't too bad in this game. It seems more fun, interesting and effective than choosing a regular and generic flying type like Pidove.

Volcarona
- I've never used one of these before, and it seems like it would work somewhat well. I really want a fire type for my team, and Volcarona is the only one that really catches my eye .

Sneasel/Weavile
- I don't feel like my team's complete without an ice type, and Sneasel is one of my favorite ice types design wise and gameplay wise. I don't know if Sneasel is better or worse than Swinub or Vanillite, but it's just a personal preference.

Feel free to give me any suggestions on my team, movesets, and anything else of that sort. Thanks in advance!
 
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