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Advance Generation The hallmark of sprite-based Pokémon gaming, Ruby, Sapphire, and Emerald set you off on an adventure in the watery Hoenn region with tons of diverse Pokémon to discover. Fans of Kanto can reexplore their favorite region in FireRed and LeafGreen. Here you'll find other fans who enjoy talking about the Pokémon, strategy, and techniques to master this generation.



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Old February 9th, 2013 (02:45 PM).
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Everyone, throughout the course of the main game, has a special pokemon that takes over, as the favorite of the group of pokemon you have. It isn't bad, i believe everyone does it. My question today is "Who was the runner up in that category?" like when the main guy faints, there is always a backup, and he is typically good! Who was yours?


Mine, was an absol. When Green (Sceptile) fainted Absol would clean things up for me! Even if they were 30 levels away
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Old February 10th, 2013 (09:37 AM).
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it's a little obvious your starter must be the stronger because he should be the one with higher level. my backup? i guess heracross will do he has perfect attacks
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Old February 10th, 2013 (09:43 AM).
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Fire Red : Pigeot or Dragonite (swapped them back and forth through pc)
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When my Sceptile would faint my Walrein would clean tge house in ruby. Even though he was a HM slave. If Walrein would faint my Gardevoir would finish the fight.
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Old February 10th, 2013 (10:03 AM).
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when my infernape would faint I used garchomp,for pokemon emerald when blaziken fainted i would use flygon or salemence
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Old February 10th, 2013 (10:55 AM). Edited February 10th, 2013 by RenegadeClyde.
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In Ruby, it was Glalie. No matter who the foe was, he would get rid of it. In emerald, Absol and Ludicolo saved me from many battles (Especially Ludicolo). In Firered/Leafgreen It was either Vaporeon or Arcanine.
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Old February 10th, 2013 (10:55 AM).
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Whenever my Starter fainted in battle in Sapphire my Mightyena Terra always took over from him. In Firered after my starter fainted in battle my Flareon always finished the finish.
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In FireRed, Blastoise was my go-to guy in the game. Whenever he was down, Arcanine would play as second in command. In Ruby, Beautifly always ended up as the Prima Donna of the team. It wasn't usually the strongest Pokémon I had, but it was my favorite and I always liked having it up front. If Beautifly fainted, then either my Sceptile or my Absol would take its place.

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it's a little obvious your starter must be the stronger because he should be the one with higher level. my backup? i guess heracross will do he has perfect attacks
My starter Pokémon wasn't always the strongest in the group sometimes. Does that mean I was doing it wrong all this time? D:
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Old February 10th, 2013 (02:45 PM).
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In LG Kadabra was my most reliable every time my starter was out, while in Emerald Camerupt and Crobat were both very reliable to me so even if my starter fainted they still had to put up with those two.
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All my other Pokémon serve as backups for my starter, but if I had to pick the right-hand man that would contribute more, I'd say Gardevoir.
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Kadabra in LG and Kadabra in Sapphire. For some reason I've started relying heavily on Kadabra because it's just so useful.
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My Wailord (named Nordique) easily took over that role in Sapphire when my Sceptile had either fainted or had a status problem. It was by far the highest leveled Pokemon I had, so I kept it around as insurance when my other Pokemon couldn't get it done.

FireRed was a little harder for me to remember, as I could recall my go to Pokemon was Pidgeot, but my Venusaur was my 3rd or 4th line of defence. Looking at my game, it turns out it was my Golduck, Dakku. I actually feel bad for forgetting this, as it (along with my previously mentioned Sceptile) was one of my main Pokemon I used in HeartGold after I Pal Parked it over.
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Old February 11th, 2013 (12:02 AM).
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My starter. I always have that one Pokémon that takes most battles and quickly has higher level than starter.
In R/S/E that MVP was Flygon so the right hand man became Blaziken.
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In my Emerald, it'd probably be Lanturn. After my main man Seedot fainted (which was a lot), Lanturn would avenge him.
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I'm going to say my Jigglypuff. It was the first pokemon I caught and it's my second highest in terms of level.
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When I first played Ruby it had to be Breelom. I mean that dude would just plow through people cause his attack was so high. Also loved how he could learn sky uppercut.
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Ok I played pokemon yellow a loooooooong time ago and there wasnt a second my Alakazam mopped the region by itself so amazing but i couldnt trade it crystal bc nobody had another game near me so I went to Girafarig then to Gardevoir spending hours trying to find a ralts with synchronize sooo long but mainly my psychic types were second to my starter I guess bc of great coverage.
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I haven't played any of my Gen III games in a while, but I think it was Sableye. Whenever I was training a low(ish) level Pokemon for my team, if it were knocked out, my Sableye always was more than capable of taking out the wild Pokemon.
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When Swampert can't get the job done, Aggron usually does.
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Whenever Sceptile comes across a bad situation, I'll usually have an Aggron or Flygon for backup.
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On Ruby it was my Salamence for when Swampert came across a grass type.
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In my first game Silver my Typhlosion back up was always Herracross, Lugia or entei. And on my first play through of Ruby my Swampert was backed up by my Slaking a lot and salamance too in the elite 4
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Ehhhh I replayed the games many times over... I always tried to balance my team (I would never advance through the story until all of my Pokemon had roughly the same level).

For my first playthrough I had Swampert as my main 'mon with Absol and Minum as backup.
My current team is really balanced, And I make sure each of 'em gets its fair share of action. I boxed my starter for those who wants to know, I thought my team could use a little more variation. (I love the Hoenn starters, by I really used them too much XD)
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