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Old August 30th, 2011 (3:40 PM).
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    I am trying to gather enough bp to teach my gallade Ice Punch, but I always seem to be beat right before the Palmer battle. Any suggestions will be appreciated.

    Here is my team:

    Drapion
    Sniper
    Jolly
    1: Scary Face
    2: Toxic Spikes
    3: Crunch
    4: Poison Fang

    I just recently got him from the safari zone, and I didn't really think of what moves to teach him. I'll take any suggestions(not too hard to get, though).

    Garchomp
    Impish
    Sand Viel
    1: Dragon Rage
    2: Dragon Claw
    3: Stealth Rock
    4: Poison Jab

    I got this one from a friend of mine, and he's been pretty good. I'm still open to suggestions, though.

    Gallade
    Hasty
    Steadfast
    1: Night Slash
    2: Shadow Sneak
    3: Psycho Cut
    4: Close Combat

    This dude is the reason I am actually going through the battle frontier, lol. Trying to teach him ice punch >•<

    If anyone can help me, I would be very glad. I'm not much of a strategist, lol.

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    Old August 30th, 2011 (4:27 PM).
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      Swampert for a lead and starmie for a special sweeper would be a good addition to your team.

      im not experienced in competitive play but i have done a few runs through BF.

      do you know the EVs or know how to EV your pokes?

      EVs really do help a lot.
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      Old August 31st, 2011 (9:42 AM).
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        Drapion
        Sniper
        Jolly
        1: Cross Poison
        2: Swords Dance
        3: Crunch
        4: Earthquake

        Nature isn't bad at all, and this will probably be your best moveset. Swords Dance can come in handy for more OHKOs. Cross Poison is your best STAB and Earthquake is just nice for coverage.


        Garchomp
        Adamant/Jolly
        Sand Viel
        1: Swords Dance
        2: Dragon Claw
        3: Earthquake
        4: Fire Fang/Crunch

        Another Swords Dance booster, Earthquake is a Must-Have, and Fire Fang hits Steel-Types that resist Earthquake (Ex: Skarmory), or Crunch. An Adamant or Jolly Nature is your best for the powerhouse that is Garchomp.

        Gallade
        Hasty
        Steadfast
        1: Night Slash
        2: Shadow Sneak
        3: Psycho Cut
        4: Close Combat
        Not too bad overall, although you do have 3 physical attackers. I would consider replacing Drapion or Gallade with a Special Attacker. Preferably something that resists Garchomp's x4 Ice weakness. Which is probably going to be a Fire or Water type.

        And yes, EVs are extremely helpful in the Battle Tower. There are plenty of guides on EV training, so just look around if you don't know anything about it.
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        Old August 31st, 2011 (1:52 PM).
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          Not too bad overall, although you do have 3 physical attackers. I would consider replacing Drapion or Gallade with a Special Attacker. Preferably something that resists Garchomp's x4 Ice weakness. Which is probably going to be a Fire or Water type.

          And yes, EVs are extremely helpful in the Battle Tower. There are plenty of guides on EV training, so just look around if you don't know anything about it.
          Any suggestions? I might have one in the pc...
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          Old August 31st, 2011 (2:12 PM). Edited August 31st, 2011 by jab2033.
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            Any suggestions? I might have one in the pc...
            Would Starmie work? I've found this set works best for me.

            Starmie @Life Orb
            Timid Nature / Ability: Natural Cure
            EVs: 6 HP / 252 SpAtk / 252 Spe
            -Surf
            -Ice Beam
            -Thunderbolt
            -Recover/Psychic

            Surf for STAB, and Ice Beam + Thunderbolt for great additional coverage. Recover heals off Life Orb's recoil, or you could use Psychic for a secondary STAB move. Natural cure is the best ability because it can heal off status trouble when you switch out.
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            Old August 31st, 2011 (2:17 PM).
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              I'd replace Shadow Sneak or Night Slash for Swords Dance on Gallade.
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              Old August 31st, 2011 (3:29 PM).
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                Would Starmie work? I've found this set works best for me.

                Starmie @Life Orb
                Timid Nature / Ability: Natural Cure
                EVs: 6 HP / 252 SpAtk / 252 Spe
                -Surf
                -Ice Beam
                -Thunderbolt
                -Recover/Psychic

                Surf for STAB, and Ice Beam + Thunderbolt for great additional coverage. Recover heals off Life Orb's recoil, or you could use Psychic for a secondary STAB move. Natural cure is the best ability because it can heal off status trouble when you switch out.
                I was thinking of getting a fire type to actually have a chance to 2-3HKO an enemy ice type, plus, I actually need a good fire type anyway lol.
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                  I was thinking of getting a fire type to actually have a chance to 2-3HKO an enemy ice type, plus, I actually need a good fire type anyway lol.
                  How about Infernape? I use this set myself:

                  Infernape @Expert Belt
                  Naive Nature / Ability: Blaze
                  EVs: 64 Atk / 252 SpAtk / 192 Spe
                  -Flamethrower
                  -Close Clombat
                  -Earthquake
                  -Grass Knot

                  Flamethrower and Close Combat for STAB, and Earthquake gets nice coverage with CC. Grass Knot hits its Water/Rock/Ground weakness set. It's actually a mixed set, but it works.
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                  Old September 1st, 2011 (2:58 PM).
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                    Dang, cant get him..

                    What about houndoom? I just caught one, and i've read that they are good spec. sweepers.
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                    Old September 1st, 2011 (3:42 PM). Edited September 1st, 2011 by jab2033.
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                      Dang, cant get him..

                      What about houndoom? I just caught one, and i've read that they are good spec. sweepers.
                      Houndoom works.

                      I'd suggest this set:

                      Houndoom @Life Orb
                      Timid or Modest Nature / Ability: Flash Fire
                      EVs: 6 HP / 252 SpAtk / 252 Spe
                      -Nasty Plot
                      -Flamethrower
                      -Dark Pulse
                      -Hidden Power Grass / Filler Move

                      Try to catch one until you get one with Hidden Power Grass. If you don't want to do that, then a filler move in the last slot will work. Something like Will-o-Wisp or Attract. Attract might actually come in handy and give you more time to set up with Nasty Plot. Go with HP Grass if you get it, though, just for coverage purposes.

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                      Old September 4th, 2011 (3:41 PM).
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                        Ok, after several hours, I caught the snorlax on route 12, and i have him with a good moveset.
                        Here it is:

                        Snorlax w/ Leftovers
                        Quirky
                        Thick Fat
                        1: Rest
                        2: Return
                        3: Crunch
                        4: Sleep Talk

                        Is this a good one to have? I am keeping gallade in, putting this snorlax in, and am currently trying to find a #3 for the group. My houndoom is a pain to level, and since my highest lvl is gallade, at 57, i cant go for the elite four for power leveling, so im about to just use my alakazam. Here is his moveset:

                        Alakazam w/Odd Incense
                        Quiet
                        Inner Focus
                        1: Psycho Cut (going to be replaced)
                        2: Reflect
                        3: Psychic
                        4: Light Screen

                        I am going to run a sort of offensive/dual screen set, and i need another good special attack to teach him. I'm thinking about Focus Blast, but I am open to suggestions for what should go there.
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                        Old September 4th, 2011 (3:56 PM). Edited September 4th, 2011 by jab2033.
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                          Snorlax's set isn't bad at all.

                          Alakazam, on the other hand, makes a terrible Dual Screener. It's defenses are pretty frail, and you can't afford to take hits as you set up. The only thing it's good at is being a Special Sweeper. Your Alakazam's nature is terrible as well.

                          Alakazam @Leftovers/Life Orb
                          Timid Nature / Inner Focus
                          EVs: 4 Def / 252 SpAtk / 252 Spe
                          -Calm Mind
                          -Psychic
                          -Shadow Ball
                          -Focus Blast

                          That's Alakazam's best (and pretty much only) set it's got. You could give it Recover over Focus Blast, or another coverage move like Shock Wave or Energy Ball if you don't like Focus Blast's accuracy.

                          If you really want a dual screener, try Bronzong. Azelf can work as well.
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                          Old September 4th, 2011 (4:33 PM).
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                            Alakazam, on the other hand, makes a terrible Dual Screener. It's defenses are pretty frail, and you can't afford to take hits as you set up. The only thing it's good at is being a Special Sweeper. Your Alakazam's nature is terrible as well.

                            Alakazam @Leftovers/Life Orb
                            Timid Nature / Inner Focus
                            EVs: 4 Def / 252 SpAtk / 252 Spe
                            -Calm Mind
                            -Psychic
                            -Shadow Ball
                            -Focus Blast

                            That's Alakazam's best (and pretty much only) set it's got. You could give it Recover over Focus Blast, or another coverage move like Shock Wave or Energy Ball if you don't like Focus Blast's accuracy.

                            If you really want a dual screener, try Bronzong. Azelf can work as well.
                            Oh, then nvm with alakazam. I also got a magmar.

                            Moveset:

                            Magmar w/ passho berry
                            Mild nature
                            Flame Body
                            1: Focus Blast
                            2: Fire Punch
                            3: Lava Plume
                            4: Flamethrower

                            I am going to check if he can learn hidden power grass. Here's hoping!
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                              Ice is also a decent Hidden Power

                              If you can, evolve it into a Magmortar, and give it this set:

                              Magmortar @Expert Belt/Life Orb
                              Mild Nature / Flame Body
                              EVs: 16 Atk / 252 SpAtk / 240 Spe
                              -Flamethrower
                              -Thunderbolt
                              -Hidden Power Ice/Grass
                              -Brick Break

                              Excellent set here, with great Coverage. Yes, Magmortar can learn Thunderbolt!
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                                for snorlax give him a chesto berry and teach him belly drum rest sleep talk and a normal type attack
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                                Old September 4th, 2011 (5:55 PM). Edited September 7th, 2011 by KH Fan Bixran.
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                                  Ice is also a decent Hidden Power

                                  If you can, evolve it into a Magmortar, and give it this set:

                                  Magmortar @Expert Belt/Life Orb
                                  Mild Nature / Flame Body
                                  EVs: 16 Atk / 252 SpAtk / 240 Spe
                                  -Flamethrower
                                  -Thunderbolt
                                  -Hidden Power Ice/Grass
                                  -Brick Break

                                  Excellent set here, with great Coverage. Yes, Magmortar can learn Thunderbolt!
                                  Sadly, his hidden power was "ghost"....(RAGE!)..lol

                                  cant evolve him to that..my only friend with heartgold is punished, and i dont have another ds
                                  (plus, i cant find a magmarizer >.<

                                  EDIT: Ok, this thread can be closed now.

                                  im just been out of luck lately TT_TT
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                                    My Garchomp has:
                                    Dragon Rush
                                    Sandstorm
                                    Draco Meteor
                                    Earthquake
                                    With a brave nature, he's pretty b.a.
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