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Old June 22nd, 2009 (11:26 PM).
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Basically as the title says, what type of Pokemon should make up your team? (Obviously meaning six Pokemon, including, and not including a starter.)

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I say Dragon because it isn't very effective against other types only dragon and ice (correct me if i'm wrong) besides if i remember correctly dragon type pokemon can pretty much learn every move type, thunder,fire,ground, etc.
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5 out of my 6 are Psychic type and the 1 that isnt was given TM29 (Psychic) thanks to Gallade and my Giratina slaying Bronzong+Girafarig duo our and the non-Psychic type Manaphy our weaknesses are covered
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IMO, the Water type is the most essential type a team can have. It can learn powerful moves that aren't resisted by that many, and has only two weaknesses which is easily countered, especially if the pokemon in question has a dual type which removes one of the weaknesses, such as Quagsire and Gyarados.
Also, I find myself using the Fighting type a lot too, due to it's handy resistances and powerful attacks.
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For me Dragon,Steel,Fire,Water and Psychic/Ghost are the types which are essential to a team.
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I think it would be Water, Dragon, Ghost/Dark, Fighting and Fire (perhaps Ice) - Water is good for SE hitting many types, Dragon is unresisted except steel, Fire destroys that steel (barring Heatran), whereas Fighting and Ghost/Dark is completely unresisted
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In my team, I use Dragon, Steel, Fire, Water, Grass, and Physcic.

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My team if not always has a Fire, Water, Grass, and Electric type.
My last two pokemon are whatever kind I want. Usually one of them
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I use Dragon, Water, Electric, Fire, and Grass. My water type and my dragon type are most important, though.

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I find Fire, Water, Electric and possibly Rock, Ground or Flying extremely useful.
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Ice is very useful to me because it is handy for dealing with pesky Dragons. Just about all the non-legendary Dragons are 4x weak to Ice.

Steel is another type I find essential due to it resistance to 11 types. I use at least one of them for resisting Dragon type attacks which only Steel can do.

I usually have a Water Pokemon on most of my teams because most of them are capable of using Ice attacks and Water moves are only resistant to two types not including Water types themselves. I tend to use dual-water type Pokemon such as Swampert for more coverage.
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Water and/or Grass, Fire and/or Fighting, Ground and/or Rock, Dragon and/or Steel, Ghost and/or Dark, and Bug or Psychic, with subtypes of whatever
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I don't usually care that much, since with Porygon, typing is not an issue! (Conversion2 is actually much more useful then it seems.)

But I have found that when not working with my familiar team, a trusty flying type is always good to have with you, In fact, in each of my games from Blue to Platinum, I've had at least one bird partner:

Blue: Fearow
Yellow: Pidgeot
Crystal: Noctowl
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Dragon. They have many strengths and few weaknesses. I always have at least one if not more on my team
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more than the PKMN would have to have types like these

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Well, I almost always have a water type and a flying type, to be HM slaves :D I always like having a normal type as well, for some reason >.<

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Well for Pokemon Platinum, it depends really on you. But 6 pokemon types that are essential to a team would be Flying, Electric, Ghost, Psychic, Ice / Rock and Fire/Water/Grass types.

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I dont care what type they are (well there must be at least one Ghost type Pokemon in my party) Its more about the moves of the Pokemon for me


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S**T! *Explodes*

Ahem... I always have a Dragon on my team, but really, who doesn't?

As a personal preference, ghosts are good, too. Banette, Dusknoir, Gengar, Mismagius, and Drifblim can all take you a pretty long way. Plus, they're all really cool (Except for Dusknoir. Nintendo, what did you do to my Dusklops?! *Shakes fist at sky*).

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Flying; Dragon.
The former to come out first and take the first move via a naturally high speed stat; the latter to do the general fighty stuff once the former is down and out.

The rest can be whatever as far as I'm concerned; I like birds so tend to fill my slots with those, but filling the 'basic triangle' of Grass+Water+Fire is good in practical terms.
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Dragon simple.

They have a wide range of attacks and they are powerful.
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