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Old November 7th, 2018 (8:59 PM).
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    This idea came in my head watching MysticUmbreon's best team videos on YouTube, so I'd like to ask some questions to my fellow nostalgia trainers who still play through gen 4 for fun.

    So,
    How do you build your teams? Do you pre plan your team out to plow through the story and E4, or do you wing it?

    I've built interesting teams both ways, my "pre planned" team is: (Platinum)
    Infernape
    Gastrodon/Gyarados
    Garchomp
    Jolteon
    Weavile
    Azelf

    This is one of my favorite pre planned teams, my most recent play thru I used Gyara instead of Gastrodon to mix it up a bit, it was fun but overall that's my favorite team to use for when I just wanna dominate the game.

    Other times I've mixed it up and made my team on the fly, I've made interesting teams. My most recent "on the fly" team that I can remember consisted of: (Platinum)
    Luxray
    Gliscor
    Vaporeon
    Houndoom
    Girafarig
    Weavile

    This team I decided to box the starter and wing it, I really like the way the team panned out. It was a lot of fun to use.

    So, how do you guys like to build your teams when replaying through these good ol' gen 4 stories?
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    Old November 10th, 2018 (2:47 AM). Edited November 10th, 2018 by Saиdmaи.
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      I go for Pokmon that I like and randomly encounter during a playthrough. That being said, if I
      do have my mind set on a particular Pokmon for some reason, I'll go out there and catch it.

      The difficulty of the games is pretty low which means you can play as you want if you're a bit experienced.
      I won't use these competitively post-game either way.
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      Old November 10th, 2018 (4:47 PM).
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        I only played Platinum once, so I'm pretty sure my team was random.

        When I'm replaying a game, I have a general idea of what I'll encounter, so my team does end up planned as I play along.
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        Old November 10th, 2018 (5:56 PM).
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          Planned + on the fly. I think about certain mons I want for sure, and then midway through I find other pokemon I want, sometimes replacing the original idea.

          I decided a Gastrodon way past the half way point because I thought I'd have a water type by then but didn't. Gen IV has very few water types I like.
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          Old November 12th, 2018 (12:47 AM).
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          If I'm playing the game for the first time, mostly on the fly. I'll have some ideas on what I want to try, but I'll go with the flow. Mind you with the EXP Share in recent games I've often gone with 12 or even more Pokemon in my party. Heck, ORAS I went extreme (helped the dexnav was so fun) and literally used a box worth of Pokemon! I ended up at the same levels as the E4 when challenging them. Kinda overpowered, really...

          If I'm replaying a game I have a team mapped out. Often to do with, say, doing a monotype challenge.
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          Old November 29th, 2018 (8:27 AM).
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            I'll normally make my team on the fly at the beginning, but will decide on some other Pokémon I want to catch as I progress through the game. My most recent team for Platinum was:
            Torterra
            Luxray
            Floatzel
            Houndoom
            Togekiss
            Gallade
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            Old November 29th, 2018 (12:44 PM). Edited November 29th, 2018 by Amy May.
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              Platinum was my main game out of the 3.. Pearl was for speedrunning and continuous runs in general. In Pearl (HG & AS), most of my teams were completely planned out and sent to Pearl in the beginning.. if not as a bred egg team, then it was a team with pretty much their full wanted move set already on them. My team reason from run to run always varied.. but often done intentionally to make the game a pain in the butt.
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              Old November 29th, 2018 (12:57 PM).
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                Hey! I watched his best team videos too, they're quite nice. :D I don't know, I think I'm kind of mixed between planning and improvising. I don't seek balance when planning a team though - mostly because of lazyness I guess - I just select the Pokémon I like and haven't used in a while and... that's pretty much it, really.

                A pretty interesting team I remember that was mostly improvised was a Soul Silver team:

                Typhlosion
                Crobat
                Yanmega
                Persian
                Dewgong
                Marowak

                I really liked this team, has some underrated Pokémon in it in my opinion.

                One thing like to do while building my teams is always using a Pokémon that can learn Surf and another one that can learn Fly. If A single Pokémon can learn that, well, great! But they're rare instances.
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                Old December 1st, 2018 (3:37 AM).
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                I always pre-plan the team for any game, but usually there will be some changes mid-game due to false assumptions about distribution, moves etc.

                In gen 4, my initial diamond team was so way off the pre-plan, that I had to restart it before the Elite 4 because it was missing too many components (cross-gen evolutions, I'm looking at you), though I use this to form a more "correct" team for the next playthrough.
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                Old December 1st, 2018 (6:35 AM). Edited December 1st, 2018 by Lrachelr5.
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                My teams tend to be a mix of slightly planned like if I know there are specific mons I want to use, and random because I use a random number generator and the numbers I get matched in the Pokedex are the pokemon that I will use. However, if I have used it before or think it won't fit on the team I have (or can't also be used as a pokemon for fly and surf) then I will reroll and keep going until I have a team of six
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                Old December 4th, 2018 (1:41 AM).
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                  I tend to go into a new playthrough with an idea of what i want to do/a certain type i want to use mostly and then i end up getting into other stuff and just roll with it. So, it starts off planned and then i end up finding something i want to use but didn't plan and by the end of the playthrough it's a mess but it's fun xd
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                  Old December 12th, 2018 (8:01 PM).
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                  i restarted platinum a while back and picked pokemon just kind of based off what i looked at and got...inspired, i guess?? lmao like just kind of looked at the sinnoh dex and said 'yes. this. i want this.' so my planned team is empoleon, roserade, beautifly (actually wasn't part of the plan but i caught one and liked it and didn't wanna get rid of it so), girafarig, and toxicroak. i've been distracted with other games lately and haven't played in a while rip.
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