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Old March 11th, 2012 (10:05 AM). Edited March 11th, 2012 by ipodboqi.
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    This is my team for Platinum. I need help deciding items. I don't care about natures.


    Torterra @ ?????
    Wood Hammer
    Earthquake
    Rock Slide
    Leaf Storm

    Octillery @ ?????
    Psychic
    Surf
    Waterfall
    Signal Beam

    Houndoom @ ?????
    Crunch
    Overheat
    Fire Blast
    Sludge Bomb

    Altaria @ ?????
    Dragon Pulse
    Fly
    Aerial Ace
    Dragon Breath

    Magnezone @ ?????
    Thunder
    Thunderbolt
    Flash Cannon
    Magnet Bomb

    Froslass @ ?????
    Ice Beam
    Shadow Ball
    Wake-Up Slap
    Avalanche

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    Old March 15th, 2012 (10:05 PM).
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    Imma suggest a few moveset changes, as well as item changes like you wanted :3

    On Torterra, go for Stealth Rock > Leaf Storm since it's special and Torterra specialises in physical attacks, plus it's your lead so it can help out your team. As for an item, you could possibly go with a Life Orb to raise the power of your attacks.

    For Octillery, since it's in-game, yeah both HMs make sense, but remember not to overload Pokemon with attacks of the same type. Also throw on Fire Blast/Ice Beam over Psychic and Signal Beam for good coverage. You could also use a Life Orb on this or Specs, since it has all attacks.

    On Houndoom if you wanted, you could always go with Chice Specs (and Dark Pulse > Crunch since special) since you have both Fire Blast/Overheat, however Sludge Bomb doesn't really give you any sort of coverage, so you could go with Sucker Punch in case you need priority. While you specialise in special attacks, you can still find a use for a physical attack. But yeah if you're going for that, Life Orb is the best option.

    On Altaria, you kinda waste two moveslots, and there's not much you can really do with it in-game, I'd honestly just ditch it tbh in the battling sense. :x

    On Magnezone, Thunder is useless without rain. ;x Go for Explosion > Thunder, and for the last slot, you could go with Substitute if you want. If so you could just give it leftovers if you choose Substitute.

    For Froslass, you could go for a mix of the main stalling version since you have no weather (which is usually what it has). So if so, you'd keep Ice Beam and add destiny bond, t-wave (and shadow ball if you really want, or substitute). As for item, probably leftovers if you want, though it's kinda less fun w/o spikes. :(
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    Old March 18th, 2012 (4:20 PM).
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      Originally Posted by ipodboqi View Post
      This is my team for Platinum. I need help deciding items. I don't care about natures.


      Torterra @ ?????
      Wood Hammer
      Earthquake
      Rock Slide
      Leaf Storm

      Octillery @ ?????
      Psychic
      Surf
      Waterfall
      Signal Beam

      Houndoom @ ?????
      Crunch
      Overheat
      Fire Blast
      Sludge Bomb

      Altaria @ ?????
      Dragon Pulse
      Fly
      Aerial Ace
      Dragon Breath

      Magnezone @ ?????
      Thunder
      Thunderbolt
      Flash Cannon
      Magnet Bomb

      Froslass @ ?????
      Ice Beam
      Shadow Ball
      Wake-Up Slap
      Avalanche
      First of all, natures. I know you don't care about them, but it would be beneficial if you didn't get a Pokemon with a detrimental nature. In-game, you really don't need to care about specific natures as much, but you at least don't want, say, an Adamant (+Atk -Sp.Atk) Alakazam (or any other Sp.Attacker).

      Secondly, the team. Altaria and Octillery, are, to be frank, not good. I would not recommend Altaria at all, as it is frail and it will go down before you can have it do anything good. If you need a Flying type, I would be more inclined to suggest a Staraptor. Trust me, even though it's a basic "Starter Bird", it packs an insanely strong punch (literally, too, it can learn Close Combat), and it is easy to capture early on. Really, capturability is the main problem of your team. Besides Torterra, you must get to Veilstone (at least) to start obtaining your Pokemon, so your Turtwig/Grotle/Torterra will be horrifically overleveled when you start getting your others. Anyways, Octillery. Honestly, this isn't nearly as bad as Altaria, and you could easily make this guy work. There aren't many good Water-types in Platinum, so I'd have to say this isn't too bad, but I would much rather have, say, a Vaporeon than this octopus.

      So then, items. Torterra seems to be Grass-oriented, so a Miracle Seed would work well. Someone should have Leftovers, they are always good in-game. Honestly, though, I don't have many suggestions on items, because they simply aren't as important in-game as they are in competitive play. For in-game, for the most part, type-boosting attacks are fine, but if you want to go all-out and get some Life Orbs and Choice Specs in there, fine.
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