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Fourth Generation Diamond, Pearl, and Platinum kicked off the fourth generation of Pokémon. Two years later, fans of the Johto region were treated to a remastered adventure in HeartGold & SoulSilver. Discuss the games, explore the features, share your experiences, and help other players out!

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Old July 31st, 2013 (11:55 AM).
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Just challenged the E4 in Platinum, but lost. I went in with the same team I'd been using:


All were at level 50 going in, which I knew was underleveled, but I wanted to see how they'd do. They actually made it all the way through the E4 and most of the way through Cynthia, but between her Garchomp and her Lucario, they just couldn't quite pull it off. So now we're going to go grind some more - I'm shooting for about level 54 or so - then we'll try again.
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Old July 31st, 2013 (6:54 PM).
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My team is probably really bad lol but it's got some of my favorites

Feraligatr lv76
Dragonite lv56
Snorlax lv 52
Tentacruel lv 41
Jolteon lv31
Houndoom (I haven't got him yet but I plan to before i challenge Red again)

I'm grinding right now, trying to get all of them around level 70 so I can try and beat Red again. The tentacruel I don't really use in battle, he's more of an HM slave

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Old July 31st, 2013 (8:53 PM).
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Proud of this team.


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Old July 31st, 2013 (10:20 PM).
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I used these guys for my last Platinum run:
Empoleon, Gallade, Scyther, Staraptor, Gengar, Garchomp
Note: Adamant Staraptor with Giga Impact and Brave Bird hits like a truck.
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Old July 31st, 2013 (11:50 PM).
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On Diamond my team was

I was about 10 levels below the champion but I still beat her.

god damn it danny, another hack?

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Old August 1st, 2013 (8:21 AM).
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And beat the E4 and Cynthia last night in Platinum with the same team, all at level 54. The full run-down:

- Quick Claw
Razor Leaf
Leech Seed

- Shell Bell
Brave Bird
Close Combat
U Turn

- Razor Claw
Thunder Fang
Secret Power

- Razor Fang
Close Combat
Psycho Cut
Night Slash
Leaf Blade

- Nevermelt Ice
Ice Beam
Shadow Ball

- Wise Glasses
Dark Pulse
Sunny Day

Pretty solid team, all in all. I was pleased with them.
Now I'm kicking around doing another run - either Platinum again or maybe Diamond or Pearl - with Infernape and... Whiscash maybe? Roserade? Ooh... and Togekiss...
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Old August 2nd, 2013 (2:40 PM). Edited August 2nd, 2013 by dd409.
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I know almost nothing about competitive teams, but for Heart Gold my post-E4 team seems to be doing well (they're a theme team, bonus points for getting it):

Heracross (The Pain) @Muscle Band
1) Earthquake (by TM)
2) Close Combat
3) Megahorn
4) Stone Edge (by TM)

Drapion (The Fear) @Scope Lens
1) Cross Poison
2) Night Slash (by breeding w/ Kabutops)
3) Toxic Spikes
4) Confuse Ray (by breeding w/ Lapras -> Kabutops)

Tangrowth (The End) @Big Root
-Leaf Guard
1) Ingrain
2) Leech Seed (by breeding w/ Roselia -> Lotad)
3) Synthesis (by tutoring)
4) Energy Ball (by breeding w/ Lotad)

Magmortar (The Fury) @Expert Belt
-Flame Body
1) Flamethrower
2) Psychic (by TM)
3) Smokescreen
4) Confuse Ray

Wobbuffet (The Sorrow) @Leftovers
-Shadow Tag
1) Counter
2) Mirror Coat
3) Encore (by breeding Wynaut)
4) Safeguard

Kingdra (The Joy) @Damp Rock
-Swift Swim
1) Outrage (by tutoring)
2) Waterfall (by HM)
3) Yawn (by breeding w/ Slowpoke)
4) Rain Dance (by TM)
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Old August 2nd, 2013 (5:16 PM).
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I'm doing Platinum again, and I almost got all of my team members. This is my planned team:
Shiny Staraptor (I actually wasn't planning on using this Pokemon at first. After Dawn gave me some Pokeballs, I ran into a Shiny Starly as one of my first few wild encounters, and decided I must use it on my team.)
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Old August 2nd, 2013 (8:27 PM).
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In SS my E4 team was:
Mr. Mime

I got tired of using the same 'good' Pokemans, so that's my semi-hipster team.
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Old August 5th, 2013 (12:48 PM). Edited August 5th, 2013 by Roh.
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The best I've ever had in my opinion.

and Magneton

They are all duel-type, and I have strengths all the way up to even being able to beat Red easily...I thought too hard about this one.
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Old August 5th, 2013 (1:27 PM). Edited August 12th, 2013 by Arlo.
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Messed around a bit with my Pearl save - Infernape starter and a rough assortment of stuff, saved at 7 badges. Beat Volkner, but couldn't quite work up the initiative to slog my way through Victory Road, so I decided to try to finally finish Heart Gold. Started with Cyndaquil.

Currently grinding on some early routes, getting some of my recent catches up to decent levels. Already beat Falkner and Bugsy, so next up is Whitney. Current team is Wooper, Gastly, Paras, Slowpoke, Zubat and Butterfree, though that's not even close to the team I'll take into Whitney's gym. I'm not sure who that's going to be yet...

*update* - well into the game - currently as far as Mahogany Town, but I haven't gone up to Lake of Rage yet. Mostly been knocking around Mt. Mortar and a few routes, doing some level grinding and evolving and such.

Current team is Scyther, Mankey, Lapras, Kangaskhan, Cubone and Girafarig.

*and another* - went up to Lake of Rage and caught the Gyarados (chipped it down with Kangaskhan, then stalled it with Lapras and caught it in a Heavy Ball), then went back down to Mahogany and swapped out my team for one more suitable for clearing out the Rocket hideout:

Crobat, Quilava, Heracross, Cubone, Magnemite and Slowbro.
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Old August 13th, 2013 (8:45 PM).
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Currently my teams, I've beaten E4 in both games.

Platinum: Golduck, Roserade, Magnezone, Staraptor, Giratina (Origin), Infernape.
HeartGold: Scizor, Gengar, Electivire, Ho-Oh, Typhlosion (Shiny), Lugia.
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Old August 14th, 2013 (2:25 AM).
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Here are mine.

Diamond [started a new file some time ago]

Gyarados [male] Lv30; Ability: Intimidate; Nature: Timid ("Sturdy Body"; Likes sweet food)
(Tackle, Bite, Waterfall, Dragon Rage)

Golem [male] Lv38; Ability: Sturdy; Nature: Modest ("Loves to eat"; Likes dry food)
(Strength, Earthquake, Rock Smash, Rock Throw)

Luxray [female] Lv39; Ability: Intimidate; Nature: Bold ("Likes to run"; Likes sour food)
(Charge Beam, Bite, Charge, Spark)

Mightyena [female] Lv42; Ability: Intimidate; Nature: Bashful ("Likes to fight"; Happily eats anything)
(Bite, Dig, Dark Pulse, Strength)

Staraptor [female] Lv44; Ability: Intimidate; Nature: Quirky ("Proud of its power"; Happily eats anything)
(Defog, Take Down, Close Combat, Fly)

Infernape [male] Lv45; Ability: Blaze; Nature: Bashful ("Thoroughly cunning"; Happily eats anything)
(Mach Punch, Flame Wheel, Grass Knot, Rock Smash)


Lucario [male] Lv61; Ability: Steadfast; Nature: Hardy ("Sturdy body"; Happily eats anything)
(Iron Tail, Aura Sphere, Rock Climb, Dragon Pulse)

Pidgeot [female] Lv56; Ability: Keen Eye; Nature: Relaxed ("Sturdy body"; Likes sour food)
(Defog, Return, Heat Wave, Fly)

Dragonite [female] Lv57; Ability: Inner Focus; Nature: Relaxed ("Highly curious"; Likes sour food)
(Flamethrower, Wing Attack, Dragon Rush, Waterfall)

Mightyena [female] Lv58; Ability: Quick Feet; Nature: Naughty ("Somewhat vain"; Likes spicy food)
(Bite, Dig, Shadow Ball, Take Down)

Torterra [male] Lv58; Ability: Overgrow; Nature: Naive ("Often lost in thought"; Likes sweet
(Earthquake, Giga Drain, Crunch, Strength)

Vaporeon [male] Lv61; Ability: Water Absorb; Nature: Quirky ("Good perseverance"; Happily eats anything)
(Rock Smash, Aurora Beam, Shadow Ball, Surf)

Heart Gold

Staraptor [female] Lv54; Ability: Intimidate; Nature: Serious
(Close Combat, Brave Bird, Aerial Ace, Fly)

Lucario [male] Lv55; Ability: Inner Focus; Nature: Naughty
(Rock Climb, Dragon Pulse, Aura Sphere, Water Pulse)

Mightyena [female] Lv55; Ability: Intimidate; Nature: Hasty
(Take Down, Bite, Dig, Iron Tail)

Dragonite [female] Lv55; Ability: Inner Focus; Nature: Mild
(Extremespeed, Wing Attack, Dragon Rush, Waterfall)

Snorlax [male] Lv56; Ability: Immunity; Nature: Rash
(Water Pulse, Psychic, Crunch Strength)

Feraligatr [male] Lv62; Ability: Torrent; Nature: Sassy
(Ice Fang, Crunch, Surf, Earthquake)
[that moveset is a classic of mine which usually works in-game]
What would I like to see in the future? A few things, actually.
1) A trio of ROM hacks [gen1, gen2, gen3] that, aside from the generation, are pretty much identical: You start in Kanto and post-elite four you travel through Johto as it would have been "3 years ago".
2) A demake of Heart Gold / Soul Silver. Possibly using Fire Red as a base.
3) An official Pokémon game, following the standard "gotta catch 'em all" format, but aimed more at the older players.
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Old August 15th, 2013 (4:53 AM).
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Hoppip (New!)

Tackle // Synthesis // Bullet Seed // Splash


Gust // Tackle // Sand-Attack // Quick Attack


ThunderShock // Tackle // ??? // Thunder Wave


Tackle // Rage // Water Gun // ???
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Old September 1st, 2013 (6:54 AM).
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The road goes ever on...
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In HeartGold, my team is:

-Swampert, lv 100
-Charizard, lv 100
-Groudon, lv 100
-Rayquaza, lv 100
-Mewtwo, lv 100
-Latias, lv 100

In platinum:
-Glaceon, lv 100
-Garchomp, lv 80
-Torterra, lv 73
-Cresselia, lv 60

I don't remember who else...
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Old September 1st, 2013 (11:49 PM).
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In Diamond, my team had Staravia, Gyarados, Infernape, Biberal, Golem, and Golduck. I didn't play this game too much, so I didn't have the chance to build up my team properly. I only had Prinplup and Bidoof in Pearl, because I stopped playing after the first gym. I've had a lot of teams in Pokémon Platinum, but my final team consisted of Togekiss, Torterra, Lucario, Gyarados, Electivire, and Breloom. I loved this team, because I was able to win tons of online matches with it. In SoulSilver, I had Meganium, Pidgeot, Machamp, Dusknoir, Blissey, and Tentacruel. My HeartGold team was similar, but instead of Meganium, Machamp, and Pidgeot, I had Typhlosion, Breloom, and Fearow.
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Old September 2nd, 2013 (2:19 AM).
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My Pokemon team in Gen IV
  • Diamond: Infernape, Roserade, Floatzel, Lucario
  • Pearl: Empoleon, Staraptor. Rapidash, Pachirisu, Garchomp
  • Platinum: Torterra, Togekiss, Electivire, Gastrodon
  • HeartGold: Magmortar, Meganium, Quagsire, Dragonite
  • SoulSilver: Typhlosion, Feraligatr, Ampharos, Jumpluff

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Old September 2nd, 2013 (4:35 PM). Edited September 2nd, 2013 by Spinosaurus.
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Heart Gold:

Very unusual team, not a typical one that most would pick and it's stronger for that. Just need to evolve Rhyhorn and Exeggcute to get the above exactly. I just need to finish the damn game for the first time, started it on June 2012. ;(

EDIT: Though I am thinking of replacing Seaking with a Krabby.

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Old September 3rd, 2013 (12:58 AM).
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My actual Pokemon Diamond Team:
Rampardos(It has got a really high attack! 355 at level 100)
A shiny Dialga (I obtained it through GTS at level 47, i don't know if it's a hacked one or not, but i like believing it is real).
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Old September 3rd, 2013 (1:42 AM).
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Originally Posted by Peaverin View Post
My actual Pokemon Diamond Team:
Rampardos(It has got a really high attack! 355 at level 100)
A shiny Dialga (I obtained it through GTS at level 47, i don't know if it's a hacked one or not, but i like believing it is real).
Are you mistaking some other Dragon, like Garchomp for Hydreigon? O_o'
I thought Hydreigon debuted in Gen V in 2010, while year 2006 for the first set of Gen IV games.
Assuming Blaziken is a physical attacker, the theme is quite balanced! Well done!
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Old September 12th, 2013 (6:43 PM).
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Popped in HeartGold for the first time in forever, so here's my team:

Askepios lv. 55
[ Flamethrower, Rollout, Shadow Claw, Swift ]

Kermit lv. 55
[ Surf, Psychic, Ice Beam, Hypnosis ]

UTurnMeOn lv. 55
[ Bullet Punch, X-Scissor, Wing Attack, Night Slash ]

Casino lv. 55
[ Stone Edge, Earthquake, Crunch, Thrash ]

Petilil lv. 55
[ Magical Leaf, Strength, Giga Drain, Shadow Ball ]

Ephixa lv. 55
[ Spark, Thunderbolt, Thunder Wave, Flash Cannon ]

Still working on movesets though. Hard to get ahold of the good stuff when it's like 327148 BP and you only get 2 BP at most of the facilities. :|
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Old September 17th, 2013 (11:31 AM). Edited September 17th, 2013 by MoreLike Zack.
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Kinda hafta remember this from the top of my head but it went something like this:


Floatzel (Surf, Ice Fang, Cruch, Ice Beam) am I a great guy for remembering? :D
Jolteon (from leaf green)
Jynx (from leaf green
Dragonite (from leaf green)
Pidgeot (from leaf green)
Victreebel (from leaf green)


You can call me Zack!
You can call me too!
From the land of ooze!
Not even a adventure time reference!
That walked down the escalator quickly!
These sentences are getting longer and longer i wonder when it stops you know the sentences!
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Old October 3rd, 2013 (4:42 PM).
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infernape, luxray, hippowdon, staraptor, machamp, floatzel.
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Old October 3rd, 2013 (9:54 PM).
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Wow this could be difficult to remember.






-Gyarados (fairly certain

-Luxray (Possibly)


-Glaceon (Possibly)

Heart Gold






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Old October 4th, 2013 (4:50 AM).
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On pearl
Salamance lvl51 /w Dragon Fang
-Dragon Claw
-Dragon Dance
-Stone edge

Staraptor lvl100
-Brave Bird

Gengar lvl100 /w Spell Tag
-Shadow Ball
-Confuse Ray
-Sludge Bomb

Slaking lvl100
-Hammer Arm
-Slack off

Darkrai lvl100 /w Spooky Plate
-Dream Eater
-Shadow Ball
-Night Shade

Infernape lvl100 /w Quick Claw
-Close Combat
-Fire Blitz
-Brick Break

Hey I just booted up the game after 4 years , don't judge >.>

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