View Full Version : How do YOU set up your party?

May 20th, 2007, 12:29 PM
What the title says. What qualification standards does a Pokémon need to have in order to fit into your party? As in, what type it has/is? Species? Looks? What?

I try and get various types into my party to avoid type disadvantages. I also noticed the substantial amount of Pokémon with high Speed in my party. I like fast Pokémon. *shrugs*

~*!*~Tatsujin Gosuto~*!*~
May 20th, 2007, 1:14 PM
I set up my party according to types, I get a mixture type of Pokemon and not just one type only

:t354:~*!*~Queen Boo~*!*~

May 20th, 2007, 1:18 PM
High Sp. Def..
Well, I only play against noobs. They always use the 3 Startes and 3 legends, all with Sp. Att., so Blissey is love.

May 20th, 2007, 2:52 PM
For me, I always have the Pokemon that needs training first and the strongest Pokemon last. So I can get a strong balanced team, instead of just strenghtening up my strongest Pokemon every battle and leave the others as simply HM slaves or something or other.

May 20th, 2007, 3:39 PM
I use my starter, which is either Water or Grass, depending on the generation, a Psychic, the first Flying type I catch, a water type, and Electric type, and then a random like Fire, Grass, Ice, or Steel.

May 20th, 2007, 4:07 PM
When it comes to my party, I don't care about levels or type advantages, the only thing I care about is that the Pokemon I use are the ones that I like. I only have one all time favourite and will always use it. For now I have a team of four Pokemon that I always use in every party in every game. It doesn't matter if they're weak or aren't as good as they can be by evolving or learning certain moves, as long as I like them, that's all I need.

May 20th, 2007, 5:18 PM
For my party I'll always just use Pokemon I like. Throughout the course of the game I'll catch Pokemon I deem "cool" or "cute" or "interesting" or whatever, and I'll continue to train them. I'll also catch the legendaries, but rarely do I use them in my team. Why? If they happen to be non-useable in a battle, I'll have to get a "replacement" Pokemon, which I probably won't have at a high level. I'm lazy when it comes to training Pokemon. ._.;

May 20th, 2007, 5:29 PM
to tell the truth i dont have any special secret way that i gather my crew, i just get pokemon that look cool...but one thing that i always do is get a box for what i call 'HM slaves' which are (as you probably can guess)are pokemon that i use soley for the purpose of teaching them HM moves...lol... i dont have the most advanced style , but it gets me through the game...

May 20th, 2007, 5:33 PM
to tell the truth i dont have any special secret way that i gather my crew, i just get pokemon that look cool...but one thing that i always do is get a box for what i call 'HM slaves' which are (as you probably can guess)are pokemon that i use soley for the purpose of teaching them HM moves...lol... i dont have the most advanced style , but it gets me through the game...

let me rephrase some of that i dont always get ones that look kool, most of the time ATK,DEF,SPD and Level play major roles... i am also a very lazy pokemon trainer...and i also dont condone and or endorse anyone owning slaves...LOL

May 20th, 2007, 5:42 PM
At first it's usually whatever I can catch, and then just anything to fill up my types. I like to have one of each main element, and maybe an HM slave on the side.

My polished teams are always different though. There's always a Raichu and there's always a Vaporeon. And more recently, there's been a Houndoom (I ♥ Houndour) and now there'll always be a Cherrim. I go by the Pokémon I love, which sadly is usually the Pokémon I find cute. XD; I tend to keep my starters in every game, too.

May 21st, 2007, 3:08 AM
Mine are decided by types and looks. I never have two of the same type of pokemon in my group, but there also will not be an ugly pokemon in there anywhere haha xD

May 21st, 2007, 4:22 AM
I use the Pokémon I like that can still do well in battle and try to get balanced team with good types and at least two sweepers, (one physical, one special) two walls (physical and special again) and two filler Pokémon. As a competitive battler I just can't use a team that isn't well balanced.

May 21st, 2007, 6:44 AM
I'll go for a combination of Multi types.

I'll always have the highest evo of the flying pokemon you find around the starting town.
My starter.
Usually a pokemon with a high def / sp. def
A sweeper/ grass type (as it is in diamond, cause my starter is a sweeper)
Any pokemon I think looks cool and is strong x2

Alter Ego
May 21st, 2007, 6:53 AM
Ehh...I just train whatever tickles my fancy at the moment, replacing current party memebers as necessary. By the time I've reached the league I usually have some eight to ten reasonably well-trained ones at which point I select the best combination thereof, train them up to scratch, and go with that. Now I can't tolerate shoddy strategy, but since it's ingame I can't be bothered to assemble a team of flawless synergy either. The AI doesn't really call for it so I just take something that works well enough. ^-^ When I find opponents worth the bother, I won't hesitate to train up a proper team (Complete with the right natures, egg moves, EVs etc.) from scratch, though.

May 21st, 2007, 11:37 PM
I take my Pokemon posters and throw darts at them. Whichever Pokemon gets a needle through its picture wins!

Not really. I just flip through my strategy guides and go by looks. So my team is made up of critters that I think are the most adorable things ever. Then I fine-tune my team when I'm not being such a fangirl.

May 22nd, 2007, 12:23 AM
For the regular game scenario, I just use any Pokemon that looks good. NPCs are getting smart, but they are still nowhere near a human player.

As for matches against other human players, I have around a box full of EV trained Pokemon, so I mix and match depending on guesses and such.

However, I also have a Poison-type party for fun battles, so go figure.

May 22nd, 2007, 8:00 PM
Crobat (Gengar in R/B/Y) and my starter are always on my in-game team with the other four being one sweeper, two tanks, and one "other" ,usually the first cool ghost/bug/dark type I can acquire.

May 23rd, 2007, 5:01 AM
I always have my Metagross on my team, and usually a second Psychic-Type. The others tend to be of various types, to deal with any Pokemon Type out there. I never stick to the same team(other than Metagross), so that nobody can predict what's coming out next. =D

May 23rd, 2007, 5:57 AM
I always keep my (evolved) starter Pokemon with me. Most of the time it's a fire Pokemon, since it's a very rare and strong type.
(And they're all very pretty. =D)
Then I pick a bird pokemon (mostly one that lives close to my hometown. It's also the one I teach Fly.)
Then I train the Pokemon I catch next. I train them 'till I find better Pokemon, that have better stats and attacks (and more different types)

I have most of the time 4 or 5 pokemon that are standard:
Fire starter, Flying pokemon, Electric Pokemon, a pokemon that nows surf (a water pokemon, but once it was Nidoking)
The two others are optional.
I choose Pokemon by there looks, type and strength.

May 23rd, 2007, 8:53 AM
Colors, type, favorite Pokemons.. I think that's it.. ^^;;

- Nicku

May 23rd, 2007, 6:43 PM
Interesting! I think we may have learned a bit about some of us here. (:

Ayano Katagiri
May 25th, 2007, 5:34 PM
I usually just choose my favourite Pokemon but I spread out the different types to have a wide range of type advantages overall.

May 26th, 2007, 2:16 AM
I use:
A Lightning
An Ice
A Dragon
A Dark or Ghost
A Fire or Fighting
A Grass or Water

May 26th, 2007, 5:56 AM
I like to keep a diverse team so I usually go with different types of pokemon...I've never had two grass or two flying in my pack. But my favorites in the game I'm running so far are fire, rock, water, flying, electric, and ghost. They're basic types but they make a pretty tough team when raised long enough. Another thing my team requires is a balanced experience level. I don't like having one pokemon on level 20 and the other on level 5.. It's bad when you need a backup pokemon if your star faints. :/ So I train all of them equally. It slows down the evolution process but it definitly pays off when facing difficult opponents.