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Old January 28th, 2010 (6:39 AM).
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Hey everyone can someone rate my battle team. Ill take any advice on raising and training just want my pokemon to be the best they can be so your opinions are wanted.

Moves: Surf, Waterfall, Hydro Pump, Ice Beam

Moves: Sword DAnce, Bite, Shadow Claw, Slash

Moves: Shadowball, Psychic, Wish, Steel Wing

Moves: Close Combat, Fly, Defog, Aerial Ace

Moves: DoubleKick, Helping Hand, Shockwave, Bite

Moves: Quick Attack, Foresight, Force Palm, Aura Sphere

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Old January 28th, 2010 (7:17 AM).
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These sets need a lot of work, but luckily there are some easy ways you can fix them:

- In most cases, you don't need more than one of the same type of move on the same pokemon. For instance, you have three water moves on Empoleon, which is not necessary. More types of attacks give you better type coverage to hit more pokemon super-effectively.

- Play to your pokemon's strengths and recognize if it should be attacking physically or specially. Togekiss with Steel Wing will barely do any damage since it has such a low attack score. For pokemon like Togekiss, you should concentrate only on special attacks.

- Make sure you're giving appropriate natures to your pokemon. For instance, Absol needs an attack-boosting nature like Adamant to take advantage of its great attack score. Natures are very important to the effectiveness of a moveset.

If you add a little more information, such as natures and items and perhaps an explanation of each moveset, we'll be able to help you a lot more ;D

Old January 28th, 2010 (11:08 AM).
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THanks alot for the input im still working out the kinks with my team your right about togekiss having steel wings ive already planned on switching that. Could you recomend some good non water type moves for empoleon.
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Old January 28th, 2010 (11:14 AM).
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I would add in a good Grass-Type to assist your Jolteon in taking out the waves (pun intended) of Water-Type Pokemon. Remember, not all Grass-Types suck; try using a Grass-Type Starter, like Venusaur or Torterra.
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Old January 28th, 2010 (1:45 PM).
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→ Teams are REQUIRED to list EVs, Items, Natures, Ability (if it has more than one) and the obvious four moves
This is a moderated forum, meaning, threads must be approved by S&M staff before it shows up. As the rule says, you're required to have these in your thread for every
Pokémon. If not, there's no chance you'll get it through.
Locking because of this.

Feel free to Vm me (PM inbox is full) or PM Okutank or Beachboy to get this unlocked if you want to add the missing stuff.

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