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January 5th, 2010, 7:09 PM
Hey guys I was wondering if anyone else finds themselfs doing this.

I keep restarting FireRed with the intention of using diffrent Pokemon to what im used to, but I find as I play I end up catching the very Pokemon I was hoping to avoid.
My usual team is:
Poliwrath/Arcanine/Nidoking (two of these take up the last two slots depending on my starter)
But my point is I am getting sick of using them but can't get out of the habbit of doing just that, does anyone else find they do/did this and any ideas for how to change/stop it.

January 5th, 2010, 7:17 PM
I just pick different Pokemon, sometimes I even ditch my starter to avoid familiarity.

January 5th, 2010, 7:20 PM
I just pick different Pokemon, sometimes I even ditch my starter to avoid familiarity.

But as I said I start the game with the intention of doing that, but then the next thing I know I am catching them again, I can't seem to just not catch them.

Ninja Caterpie
January 5th, 2010, 7:55 PM
Then leave them in the dark depths of the PC to rot.

January 5th, 2010, 8:28 PM
I dont ditch my Swampert because of its unique types, its immune to electric and can do decent damage to flying, and its really versatile, can even stand up to grass types by using ground type moves

Elite Overlord LeSabre™
January 6th, 2010, 12:39 AM
My LeafGreen teams always had Blastiose, Persian, and Nidoking. However, depending on the playthrough, I might have had...
Flareon, Zapdos, Mewtwo
Jolteon, Dragonite, Exeggutor.

There are also temp Pokemon who I use for awhile then dump later. These include Butterfree, Hypno, and Electrode.

In Sapphire and Emerald, my in-game teams remained largely the same through multiple playthroughs. Only difference was that sometimes I would have Kyogre as my Water-type and Golduck at other times.

January 6th, 2010, 1:20 AM
My teams are always the same. I always intend to catch Poliwag on LeafGreen, and Staryu on Emerald, but just lose patience (can't wait on Lg, cba on Emerald).I always end up with these teams:

Starter-Ivysaur (hate Venusaur) or Charizard
Zapdos (can't stand Pikachu, so i use this)
Gyarados/Slowbro (lol, i use Gyara with Ivysaur, to counteract my slow team, and Slowb with Charizard, to stop my team being too fast).
Tyranitar (post-E4, when i can be bothered, to replace Aerodactyl)

Altaria/Flygon/Salamence (depends how patient i feel)
HM Slave (Tropius-Fly,Cut,Rock Smash,Strength)
Wobbuffet (i never get Mirror Coat/Counter right, but he lasts a while against everyone except first 2 E4 members)

Pokémon Ranger ✩ Moriarty
January 6th, 2010, 2:24 AM
Yeah, I find it more fun to restart a game and use Pokémon I'm unfamiliar with. When I decided to redo Crystal, I picked Drowzee/Hypno and Tauros, both of whom I'd never used, and they ended up winning the game for me. Also, Tauros has given me a new-found respect for Normal-type Pokémon. :3 However, I always like to have a flying type Pokémon on my team and that kinda limits you, so what I did was wait until I could get to Kanto and then caught a Murkrow. I had to do some serious training because she was 20 levels under-trained, but I got there and I love my team now. :3

That being said, every game I play apart from Emerald features either a Nidoking or Nidoqueen. They're not even my favourites, I just find them extremely strong and useful. I also always keep my Starter, and in Emerald I always have a Zigzagoon/Linoone because a) they're powerful with "Headbutt" and "Return" and b) the Pick-Up ability. Although I now have more TM44s than I know what to do with o.o

Lord Varion
January 6th, 2010, 3:39 AM
Depends how rare the pokemon are on the game


Ninja Caterpie
January 6th, 2010, 5:07 PM
I dont ditch my Swampert because of its unique types, its immune to electric and can do decent damage to flying, and its really versatile, can even stand up to grass types by using ground type moves

There's got to be something wrong with that.

January 6th, 2010, 5:44 PM
I always use the water starters no matter which game, but my team never is the same.

January 7th, 2010, 9:56 AM
There's got to be something wrong with that.

Lol.Most grass types are part-poison, so it gets normally-effective instead of resist.But still, Ice moves, or switch out, is what I do

January 10th, 2010, 10:03 AM
I do this in my Platinum. I'm on my Third Run. I picked Floatzel twice because It was THAT awesome, I'm also on my third run of Emerald, which is easier, because I just bring my stuff up to my Platinum :D

January 12th, 2010, 10:02 AM
I know what you mean, OP, I often plan to not use the ones I always use, and then it pops up, and, you know, might as well use it while my party isn't full, and before I know it, that Sandshrew or that Nidorino is just part of my team.

If I am really in playing-all-the-time mode, it's easier because I'll progress much faster, but often I only play when I'm on a bus, or before going to bed, so if the game stretches out over a long period of time I get too attached.

Sometimes it helps if I pick only one or two previously-unused pokemon, that way I can get at least some of my favourites in as well. Though, it depends where your faves are, too, I guess.

I actually had the weird inversion of this problem, when I started Platinum. I boxed my starter and traded over a bunch of eggs for a team of pokemon I never used before. This turned out to be highly irritating, because instead of the natural progression of having one or two high-levels to protect new additions to my team, I had a bunch of lowbies and they all just felt annoyingly weak at once.

January 16th, 2010, 10:10 PM
I think it depends on the rarity of the game and Pokemon. If the Pokemon is rare it is great.

Teh Blazer
January 19th, 2010, 9:18 PM
In the Kanto games, I usually end up with Dewgong for some reason. I also want to put Nidoking in my team, but never do it...
I barely play Johto games (and by that I mean ShinyGold)
Always have a Zigzagoon for PickUp and that's it. Then I'd have Manectric.

A nice way to have a totally random team is to type up 'random integer generator' on google, click the lucky button, change the first box to 6, the second to 1-151, and the last to '1'.
That'll give you a totally random team and you could take the fully evolved form of that number. If you happen to get a few numbers that aren't on your game, just click the 'again' button and take a few numbers from tat to fill the void. Yeah, pro.

February 5th, 2010, 6:10 AM
I usually change teams all the time... But for some reason Kadabra is always in it, no matter what!

February 9th, 2010, 1:38 AM
I only do this in my Emerald version, mostly. I usually catch Beautifly.

But in my Leaf Green versions, there are no pokemon which I have on my team most of the time.

February 9th, 2010, 5:50 AM
Last time I started a new game on LeafGreen I made myself catch a Spearow instead of a Pidgey.

February 9th, 2010, 6:40 AM
Ah, I chose to complete the game with every Pokémon. (Six per time) There are 40 final stages left now.

Wings Don't Cry
February 11th, 2010, 1:08 AM
I try to mix up the teams but I always seem to have Kadabra or Machoke on my team, either one of them mainly Kadabra. Except for D/P/PT I just used 4th Gen Pokemon for that game except Vaporeon in Platinum.

February 17th, 2010, 8:35 AM
I'd probably keep one familiar Pokemon, if I were you. That way, if your in any trouble, you know what moves and strategies you can use, without any hassle.

I've had the same problem before MANY times. I always end up with the same boring old team. So, to fix this, I thought outside the box and caught Pokemon who I just wouldn't go for. Sure, I'd probably drool at the first sight of an old Pidgey but, I'd kick it's ass and get a Spearow instead.

If your unsure of your Pokemon, check on websites that state their movesets and abilites, etc, and find out if you think it's a good Pokemon. Try the Pokemon out, if it don't work, start the game again. I've been doing this SO many times but, i know I've got a good team now.

Oh, and you could try releasing your Starter Pokemon. Might seem difficult but, sometimes it makes the game a whole lot more fun.

I hope I helped in some way! Thanks for reading! ^_^

February 17th, 2010, 9:19 AM
I am literally doing this right now. I have my usual team, since I always pick the same starter.

My team is...

Anyone who has any ideas PLEASE help!!!

February 17th, 2010, 9:28 AM
Heh, I'm the total opposite, I can't stand using the same team twice. Just catch a different pokémon and try it out, you might be surprised.