I'm not asking for an ego boost. I'm asking for advice. I can't use what you're giving me.
crickey :| lol sorry :/
Here's some advice: It's called leveling up.
In the meantime, instead of telling him that he is of no help and putting him down for his compliments (Really?), how about thank him for what he is saying? There's really no "advice" you can give an in-game team, because (As I've said so many times and it still makes me wonder why people want their in-game teams "rated") all you have to do is raise your Pokemon to higher levels than your opponent. You could probably sweep at least half of the E4 with a lvl 90 or higher Treecko.
Seriously, in the words of the great Jon Stewart, "Be a fucking person".
You're supposed to post movesets.
...and this isn't a thread for "Look at my awesome level 100 team!", either.
Honestly, I really disagree with the whole "Oh, just grind goddammit!" idea. Some people don't want to hear shit like that, some people want to keep their team, oh I don't know, actually balanced with the rest of the game and enjoy the game? Sometimes people just want to know if they should swap out ____ Pokemon for ____ Gym Leader. Sometimes people want to know if they should pack ____ move for _____ E4 member. Some people just don't want to grind.
The only good Fire-types I can think of in Hoenn though are Camerupt (which has... really blah typing, especially for ingame where Water-types are going to be everywhere) and Ninetales, which you don't get until later in the game. Sorry. ^_^;
These are my Pokemon in Platinum, beat the Elite Four yesterday
Am going to teach Tangrowth Solar Beam soon, have got the TM for it.
Pokemon I have I also plan to train
Mantyke LV.33 Male
Snorunt LV.33 Female (will evolve into Froslass)
Swinub LV.33 Female
Sudowoodo LV.30 Female
Scvther LV.27 Female
Kirlia LV.24 Male (not sure whether to evolve into Gardevior or Gallade)
Rhyhorn LV.23 Female
Onix LV.22 Female
Anyway, finished with E4 on Platinum, my team consists of the following
Infernape was my starter, but he's also my weakest link. Pretty weak to ghost too
Pursuit/Night Slash (I think Night Slash is better in-game)
Pretty obvious what this guy does. Swept Lucian with this guy alone, after an SD he Bullet Punched all to an early retirement except Bronzong, and that's what X-Scissor is for. Planned to do the same with Cynthia, but her Garchomp fried me... Pretty solid otherwise
Blizzard (soon to be Superpower)
Just to use his attack-power, Strength is there just to do damage. Nearly as good as Scizor in pure power.
Magical Leaf (still considering E-ball or Focus Blast, shame to waste a E-ball TM though. Didn't need Focus Blast in E4, and easily killed Whischash)
She (she's female, although Gardevoir can be male) has decent coverage and excellent Sp. Attack, but I'm still thinking about her moveset. And I just love Gardevoir
Though it doesn't have excellent attack, Quick Attack finishes foes better, and can help catching wild pokémon. Pretty obvious what Vaporeon does otherwise.
He's fast, and has sufficent attacking power. Still considering evolving him though, I'd an like Electivire and I can easily get Electirizers on Diamond. I just need to trade him though. Any help with doing this?
that looks like a brill team :) i cant believe your infernape is the weak link though :S is it close to learning flare blitz? :)
night slash is definatly better in game :)
i think giving gardevoir energy ball would be a good idea :) you can get them easy enough by finding someone on here to trade it for :)
Thanks, I bred 4 of these on Diamond, I was a bit bored.
I'll probably switch it out. It was either Calm Mind + Focus Blast/E-ball or just Focus Blast and E-ball. I haven't found the E-ball TM as of yet, but that won't take long.
My Infernape is my weakest link because I can't find a lot of places to level it up, it's way to frail. I have a Lucky Egg, but that doesn't help him as much as the others when 4 getting boost from Lucky egg and being traded. It's in level 52, and I don't know what level he learns Flare Blitz, but I'll check Bulbapedia later.
I think I'll erase the EVs (all random of course) and EV-train them. And maybe replace Infernape. I don't like him all that much anyway. I'm thinking fire, but there's not too many fire-types out there. Or maybe I'll just migrate my Dragonite from FireRed when I've beat E4 for the second time.
So I'm really frustrated with the e4, and myself for not planning out what I was going to do with my team... untill now.
So far, I'm rocking;
Rhyperior (lv. 51)
Rock Polish (no idea why he has this..)
Charizard (lv. 51)
Fire Spin (again, no idea..)
Torterra (lv. 50)
Alakazam (lv. 58)
Shock Wave (might change that out with thunder... but I'm debating)
Gyarados (lv. 48)
and I'm constantly switching between an Electrivire (all elec. based attacks), Sneasel (Metal Claw, Ice Punch, Slash, Shadow Claw), Rotom (Frost Rotom), Togekiss (Yawn, Fly, Metronome, Dream Eater), and Giratina (Your standard fresh-caught Giratina. :P). (levels 51, 44, 40, 38 and 47 respectively.)
And I'm getting my face eaten by Cynthia EVERYSINGLETIME! What am I doing wrong? I'm too attached to my Charizard, plus he's pretty high leveled now to use my Houndoom, and I'm slowly but surely leveling up my Gyarados so when he's 50-ish, he'll be able to eat some faces nomnomnom.
All you readers out there, what do you think?
Here's my Platinum team, and I think I trained them pretty well. Defeating the E4 is not a challenge anymore.
Salamence Lv90 @ Wide Lens
My best one. Got Dragon Rush through breeding, Outrage through Move tutor and fire fang through move relearner. It usually takes out Lucians whole team, besides Bronzong.
Vaporeon Lv93 @ Mystic Water
My surfer. But with its great Sp.Atk its surf makes it an awesome water type. If only it wasnt so slow... Waterfall is just there for convenience. I could replace it....:ohdear: It has a really high level since it deals with both Bertha and Flint.
Infernape Lv89 @ Black Belt
My fire type and fighting type. No normal type can survive when my infernape comes! ThunderPunch is helpful for Water and Flying types.
Staraptor Lv89 @ Sky Plate
My Flyer. I mostly use it for raw power in-battle though.
Metagross Lv84 @ Expert Belt
Since I coudnt evolve my Graveler, I decided to put Metagross. It doubles as my Psychic type and my quaker, though quaking is not that useful when it comes to fire types. If I eventually get Golem, then they would probably switch places often. Once again speed is an issue.
Luxray Lv85 @ Leftovers
My solid electric type. Crunch comes in use when dealing with Psychic types. And no Gyrados can live for more than 5 seconds. If only it was faster.... Luxray is usually replaced with a Pokémon that I need to train or something, as I find not much need for an Electric type.
So heres my team. Give me some suggestions to make them better, but not full moveset changes. I like their current setting.
EDIT: As an extra, I'm training my Graveler, until I can get it to evolve.
Now, obviously this one needs some work.
1) Rock Blast needs to be replaced with either Rock Slide or Stone Edge.
2) Rock Smash needs to be replaced with some other move that is useful.
So either I have both Rock Slide and Stone edge or one if them, and some other useful move.
So people, help me out here.
Note: Levels are due to change without any notice.
Restarted FireRed because I miss my Mewtwo, and here's my team so far:
Ivysaur (Starter obviously)
~ Razor Leaf
~ Secret Power
~ Sleep Powder
~ Leech Seed
~ Secret Power
~ Dragon Rage
~ Mega Punch
~ Brick Break
~ Water Pulse
~ Shock Wave
(This thing is a beast... if only Mega Kick had Mega Punch's PP)
~ Rock Tomb
~ Brick Break
~ Brick Break
~ Double Team
Gahhh... I hate that I don't have better moves... actually Clefable's Atk and SpA are very close so that isn't much of an issue... but seeing as she has the best moveset out of all of them, that just shows my lack of options :/ I'm at Koga right now... all I have left are Nidoqueen and Nidoking (newest additions to the team)... currently Nidoqueen has Attracted and maxed Double Team against Weezing (Koga's final) and now has it down to half health. I'm probably going to switch to Nidoking for the kill since a potion would be devastating to this battle (and would most likely cause my loss).
This battle with Koga goes down as the longest stall-war I've ever been in, both competitively and in-game.
After this I'm doing some serious level-grinding.
EDIT: Koga just used his Hyper Potion on Weezing, putting it back at max health, but now that its entire moveset has been revealed (Tackle/Smokescreen/Toxic/Sludge) and I believe Tackle is out of PP (Yes, Tackle is out of PP. I told you the battle was long), Nidoking shouldn't have any trouble.
EDIT 2: After Nidoqueen ran out of PP, my Struggle war began. Weezing was still having a horrible time of hitting me between being infatuated and me having 6 Double Teams. Koga used another Hyper Potion on Weezing, and Nidoqueen got Weezing down to half health before being KOd by Weezing's Sludge. Nidoking came out and made the KO.