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    Quote Originally Posted by GatoRage View Post
    That looks pretty good to me actually. Crunch will be useful against Shantal and Caitlin while Dragon Claw will be useful against Iris. The only thing I can think of would be replacing Discharge with Thunderbolt for the added power. You could also teach it Drain Punch or Superpower by tutoring, replacing Flamethrower since you won't really need it against the E4.
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    I have an Eelektross that I'm using in an all Electric type team (trying to get that Challenge medal!), but I don't think the moveset I've picked out is working. Can anyone give suggestions for a better moveset?

    Eelektross (Lvl. 55)
    - Female
    - Calm (Scatters things often)
    - Levitate

    Stats:
    - HP: 177
    - Attack: 126
    - Defense: 105
    - Sp. Attack: 129
    - Sp. Defense: 105
    - Speed: 70

    Moves:
    - Dragon Claw
    - Flamethrower
    - Discharge
    - Crunch
    What EVs have you given Eelecktross? It seems like, especially as you are using a calm nature, which adds to special defense at the price of attack, that you have not specially caught or bred Eelektross. You should give it EVs to choose either physical or special focus.

    Physical
    -Wild Charge
    -Superpower
    -Dragon Claw
    -Crunch

    Special
    -Thunderbolt
    -Flamethrower
    -Signal Beam
    -Giga Drain

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    @ninfiaVI;

    I actually caught Eelektross in Seaside Cave as an Eelektrik, and then evolved her. I don't necessarily care about EVs. Thank you for your input though.
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    Originally Posted by FallenIdol_453:
    @ninfiaVI;

    I actually caught Eelektross in Seaside Cave as an Eelektrik, and then evolved her. I don't necessarily care about EVs. Thank you for your input though.
    You know that training your pokemon for EVs takes only about ten minutes and saves you a lot of time in the long run.
    Read this; it might change your mind.

    Effort values - Bulbapedia, the community-driven Pokémon encyclopedia

    I'm not implying that you don't know about this mechanic (you have allegedly been a fan since you were 7), but I wonder if you're underestimating EVs?

    I caught a Tynamo in Chargestone Cave and raising it into an Eelektross was one of the more difficult things I've done.
    Hope yours turns out well and you get the Electric champ medal!

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    Ok, this is my FireRed team. I have already beaten the Elite Four the first time, but not the second. Since it's an in-game team, they're not EV trained.

    Blastoise Lv. 62
    -Surf
    -Ice Beam
    -Waterfall
    -Bite

    Raichu Lv. 62
    -Thunderbolt
    -Brick Break
    -Quick Attack
    -Thunder Wave

    Nidoking Lv. 62
    -Sludge Bomb
    -Earthquake
    -Megahorn
    -Thrash

    Kadabra Lv. 62
    -Psychic
    -Shock Wave
    -Shadow Ball (A huge mistake since it's physical in this game, I know)
    -Recover

    Arcanine Lv. 62
    -Flamethrower
    -Bite
    -Extremespeed
    -Dig

    Dragonite Lv. 62
    -Outrage
    -Fly
    -Waterfall
    -Thunder Wave

    What do you think?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Anser View Post
    Ok, this is my FireRed team. I have already beaten the Elite Four the first time, but not the second. Since it's an in-game team, they're not EV trained.

    Blastoise Lv. 62
    -Surf
    -Ice Beam
    -Waterfall
    -Bite

    Raichu Lv. 62
    -Thunderbolt
    -Brick Break
    -Quick Attack
    -Thunder Wave

    Nidoking Lv. 62
    -Sludge Bomb
    -Earthquake
    -Megahorn
    -Thrash

    Kadabra Lv. 62
    -Psychic
    -Shock Wave
    -Shadow Ball (A huge mistake since it's physical in this game, I know)
    -Recover

    Arcanine Lv. 62
    -Flamethrower
    -Bite
    -Extremespeed
    -Dig

    Dragonite Lv. 62
    -Outrage
    -Fly
    -Waterfall
    -Thunder Wave

    What do you think?
    Blastoise looks good.
    Raichu should have Secret Power or Facade instead of Quick Attack. He should already be fast enough.
    Nidoking looks pretty good.
    Kadabra should have Thunderbolt instead of shock wave.
    Arcanine looks good.
    Dragonite should have Surf instead of Waterfall.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lansten View Post
    Blastoise looks good.
    Raichu should have Secret Power or Facade instead of Quick Attack. He should already be fast enough.
    Nidoking looks pretty good.
    Kadabra should have Thunderbolt instead of shock wave.
    Arcanine looks good.
    Dragonite should have Surf instead of Waterfall.
    Yeah, I thought that about Raichu. I have Quick Attack just in case I attack and the Pokémon barely survives, so I can finish it off quickly in the next turn. Sadly, Kadabra can't learn Thunderbolt :c That's why I have Shock Wave. And you're right about Dragonite, I'll go change it now. Thanks for your help!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ninfiaVI View Post

    You know that training your pokemon for EVs takes only about ten minutes and saves you a lot of time in the long run.
    Read this; it might change your mind.

    Effort values - Bulbapedia, the community-driven Pokémon encyclopedia

    I'm not implying that you don't know about this mechanic (you have allegedly been a fan since you were 7), but I wonder if you're underestimating EVs?

    I caught a Tynamo in Chargestone Cave and raising it into an Eelektross was one of the more difficult things I've done.
    Hope yours turns out well and you get the Electric champ medal!
    Ah, so sorry if I came across as rude. I do know about EVs, and after mulling over what you said in your reply/reading the article you supplied, maybe I am underestimating them. I'll EV train the Eelektross tonight and see what happens.

    But thank you for the luck!

    But to prevent this from becoming off-topic, here's the final Electric type team. Hope to get them up to level 75, at the very least. Suggestions for moves?

    1.) Lanturn (Lvl. 70)
    - Serious (Good endurance)
    - Volt Absorb
    - Ice Beam, Thunderbolt, Surf, Stockpile

    2.) Fan Rotom (Bucky, Lvl. 70)
    - Calm (Somewhat vain)
    - Levitate
    - Air Slash, Thunderbolt, Shadow Ball, Substitute
    - Holding a Leftovers

    3.) Eelektross (Lvl. 70)
    - Calm (Scatters things often)
    - Levitate
    - Dragon Claw, Drain Punch, Thunderbolt, Crunch

    4.) Magnezone (Lvl. 70)
    - Jolly (Somewhat stubborn)
    - Sturdy
    - Thunderbolt, SonicBoom, Flash Cannon, Magnet Rise
    - Any good suggestions to replacing SonicBoom? Maybe Volt Switch, to compliment Jolteon?

    5.) Jolteon (Lvl. 70)
    - Hasty (Likes to thrash about)
    - Volt Absorb
    - Signal Beam, Thunderbolt, Shadow Ball, Volt Switch

    6.) Galvantula (Lvl. 70)
    - Mild (Alert to sounds)
    - Compoundeyes
    - Thunder, Energy Ball, Bug Buzz, Gastro Acid
    - I mostly have Gastro Acid for Iris's Haxorus, to prevent it from using Earthquake on Eelektross and Rotom. But if anyone has ideas for a better move, let me know.
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    Quote Originally Posted by FallenIdol_453 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by ninfiaVI View Post

    You know that training your pokemon for EVs takes only about ten minutes and saves you a lot of time in the long run.
    Read this; it might change your mind.

    Effort values - Bulbapedia, the community-driven Pokémon encyclopedia

    I'm not implying that you don't know about this mechanic (you have allegedly been a fan since you were 7), but I wonder if you're underestimating EVs?

    I caught a Tynamo in Chargestone Cave and raising it into an Eelektross was one of the more difficult things I've done.
    Hope yours turns out well and you get the Electric champ medal!
    Ah, so sorry if I came across as rude. I do know about EVs, and after mulling over what you said in your reply/reading the article you supplied, maybe I am underestimating them. I'll EV train the Eelektross tonight and see what happens.

    But thank you for the luck!

    But to prevent this from becoming off-topic, here's the final Electric type team. Hope to get them up to level 75, at the very least. Suggestions for moves?

    1.) Lanturn (Lvl. 70)
    - Serious (Good endurance)
    - Volt Absorb
    - Ice Beam, Thunderbolt, Surf, Stockpile

    2.) Fan Rotom (Bucky, Lvl. 70)
    - Calm (Somewhat vain)
    - Levitate
    - Air Slash, Thunderbolt, Shadow Ball, Substitute
    - Holding a Leftovers

    3.) Eelektross (Lvl. 70)
    - Calm (Scatters things often)
    - Levitate
    - Dragon Claw, Drain Punch, Thunderbolt, Crunch

    4.) Magnezone (Lvl. 70)
    - Jolly (Somewhat stubborn)
    - Sturdy
    - Thunderbolt, SonicBoom, Flash Cannon, Magnet Rise
    - Any good suggestions to replacing SonicBoom? Maybe Volt Switch, to compliment Jolteon?

    5.) Jolteon (Lvl. 70)
    - Hasty (Likes to thrash about)
    - Volt Absorb
    - Signal Beam, Thunderbolt, Shadow Ball, Volt Switch

    6.) Galvantula (Lvl. 70)
    - Mild (Alert to sounds)
    - Compoundeyes
    - Thunder, Energy Ball, Bug Buzz, Gastro Acid
    - I mostly have Gastro Acid for Iris's Haxorus, to prevent it from using Earthquake on Eelektross and Rotom. But if anyone has ideas for a better move, let me know.
    For Magnezone, I would strongly suggest Signal Beam. That Bug move will help with Dark and Psychic. Or maybe Thunderwave to get a status effect quickly to gain advantage.

    Aside from that, good team. Maybe a NeverMeltIce for Lanturn.

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    Thanks, @The_Doctor;! I'll consider that.
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    I've beat the elite 4 both times, and have competitively battled but, I'm starting a new - easy going kinda team. Just my fave pokemon and no stressing over what's good enough. Still eving etc tho o:
    Here goes:
    Milotic (f) 37 [Kitai]
    -water pulse, surf, recover, dragon breath

    Eevee (f) 35 [Aki]
    -Quick attack, curse, yawn, bite

    Pikachu (f) 19 [Xinshang]
    -thundershock, nasty plot, present, volt tackle

    Lapras (f) 27 [Shinrai]
    -Ice shard, body slam, water pulse, curse

    Eevee (f) 23 [Shinko]
    -Quick attack, yawn, curse, helping hand

    Eevees will become umbreon & leafeon when they learn baton pass. Movesets undecided so messy. Yes I love irrelevant adorable egg moves such as present and yawn.
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    Originally Posted by Solemn:
    I've beat the elite 4 both times, and have competitively battled but, I'm starting a new - easy going kinda team. Just my fave pokemon and no stressing over what's good enough. Still eving etc tho o:
    Here goes:
    Milotic (f) 37 [Kitai]
    -water pulse, surf, recover, dragon breath

    Eevee (f) 35 [Aki]
    -Quick attack, curse, yawn, bite

    Pikachu (f) 19 [Xinshang]
    -thundershock, nasty plot, present, volt tackle

    Lapras (f) 27 [Shinrai]
    -Ice shard, body slam, water pulse, curse

    Eevee (f) 23 [Shinko]
    -Quick attack, yawn, curse, helping hand

    Eevees will become umbreon & leafeon when they learn baton pass. Movesets undecided so messy. Yes I love irrelevant adorable egg moves such as present and yawn.
    OK, you haven't said if you're playing GenIV or GenV, so if this doesn't Apply tell me.
    And please give me the natures, because without them I'm pretty much in the dark.

    Milotic (hopefully a +sp.attack nature with 252sp.attack/252hp EVs)
    -Scald: very useful because it cuts your opponent's attack stat in half. You can use Surf instead if you want.
    -Ice Beam
    -Dragon Pulse: for a powerful offense. Use Aqua Ring here if you want defense
    -Recover

    Leafeon (hopefully a +attack nature with 252attack/252defense EVs)
    -Leaf Blade
    -X-Scissor: for power or Aerial Ace if you want
    -Dig/Iron Tail: Which Weakness do you want to cover?
    -Quick Attack/Protect: To cover for that less than good speed or protect it from the many weaknesses Game Freak unfairly gave Grass types.

    Raichu(or Pikachu, if you're being an Ash)(with a +attack nature and 252attack/252speed EVs)
    -Volt Tackle
    -Brick Break
    -Return/Iron Tail/Present: Not a great choice(Fly should go here but you didn't get the distribution)
    -Grass Knot: Because Ground types are usually heavy(Surf should go here, but you know the drill. Game Freak loves Pikachu distributions)

    Lapras (+ attack nature with 252attack/252hp EVs)
    -Aqua Tail
    -Drill Run(Sorry if you're in GenIV)
    -Outrage
    -Ice Shard/Horn Drill/Sheer Cold/Fissure/Perish Song/Zen Headbutt/Iron Head/Confuse Ray/Body Slam: Choices, choices. Lapras can learn 3 1-Hit KO moves.

    Umbreon(A defensive nature with 252defense/252sp.defense
    -Curse
    -Payback
    -Toxic/Swagger: I'd choose Toxic but Swagger can win a battle with luck.
    -Moonlight

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    My Black 2 team at the moment. Their hold items alternate based on the situation. I'm considering replacing Flygon or Unfezant with an Ambipom and want advice on this. Flygon has been a powerhouse but he seems to go down too easy, and Unfezant's there because I think he looks really cool and I wanted someone to sweep Marshal with.

    FlygonNature: Adamant
    Ability: Levitate, Item: Dragon Fang / Fire Gem / Electric Gem
    Moves: Earthquake, Dragon Claw, Fire Punch, Thunderpunch

    UnfezantNature: Adamant
    Ability: Super Luck, Item: Scope Lens
    Moves: Return, Aerial Ace, Steel Wing, Fly

    CrustleNature: Adamant
    Ability: Shell Armor, Item: Wide Lens / Quick Claw
    Moves: X-Scissor, Stone Edge, Earthquake, Strength

    GalvantulaNature: Modest
    Ability: Compoundeyes, Item: Brightpowder / Metronome
    Moves: Bug Buzz, Thunder, Energy Ball, Thunder Wave

    FerrothornNature: Brave
    Ability: Iron Barbs, Item: Rocky Helmet / Big Root
    Moves: Power Whip, Gyro Ball, Leech Seed, Ingrain

    JellicentNature: Modest
    Ability: Cursed Body, Item: Quick Claw / Leftovers / Ice Gem
    Moves: Surf, Shadow Ball, Ice Beam, Psychic

    I really couldn't decide on an ability or a moveset for Ambipom if I were to use one, I was thinking of using...

    AmbipomNature: Adamant
    Ability: Pick Up, Item: None
    Moves: Return, Acrobatics, Ice Punch, Thunderpunch

    OR

    AmbipomNature: Adamant
    Ability: Technician, Item: (No idea)
    Moves: Return, Aerial Ace, Low Sweep, Fake Out

    Should I just stick with Flygon / Unfezant? Would Ambipom be a better match for my team? What's the best way to go with Ambipom in terms of his ability / moveset? Thanks!
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    I just beat the Pokemon League in a replay of HeartGold (First half of game). Here's the team I used:

    Lv. 39 Typhlosion - Quick Attack, Dig, Lava Plume, Fire Blast

    Lv. 40 Dragonair - Waterfall, Thunder, Thunderwave, Dragon Rush

    Lv. 39 Pupitar - Payback, Rock Slide, Sandstorm, Earthquake

    Lv. 40 Scizor - X-Scissor, Brick Break, Steel Wing, Swords Dance

    Lv. 39 Slowking - Surf, Confusion, Shadow Ball, Blizzard

    Lv. 40 Vileplume - Mega Drain, Bullet Seed, Stun Spore, Acid

    I'm now continuing into Kanto and I plan on replacing Vileplume with Bulbasaur when I get to Pallet Town.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ninfiaVI View Post
    Originally Posted by Solemn:
    I've beat the elite 4 both times, and have competitively battled but, I'm starting a new - easy going kinda team. Just my fave pokemon and no stressing over what's good enough. Still eving etc tho o:
    Here goes:
    Milotic (f) 37 [Kitai]
    -water pulse, surf, recover, dragon breath

    Eevee (f) 35 [Aki]
    -Quick attack, curse, yawn, bite

    Pikachu (f) 19 [Xinshang]
    -thundershock, nasty plot, present, volt tackle

    Lapras (f) 27 [Shinrai]
    -Ice shard, body slam, water pulse, curse

    Eevee (f) 23 [Shinko]
    -Quick attack, yawn, curse, helping hand

    Eevees will become umbreon & leafeon when they learn baton pass. Movesets undecided so messy. Yes I love irrelevant adorable egg moves such as present and yawn.
    OK, you haven't said if you're playing GenIV or GenV, so if this doesn't Apply tell me.
    And please give me the natures, because without them I'm pretty much in the dark.

    Milotic (hopefully a +sp.attack nature with 252sp.attack/252hp EVs)
    -Scald: very useful because it cuts your opponent's attack stat in half. You can use Surf instead if you want.
    -Ice Beam
    -Dragon Pulse: for a powerful offense. Use Aqua Ring here if you want defense
    -Recover

    Leafeon (hopefully a +attack nature with 252attack/252defense EVs)
    -Leaf Blade
    -X-Scissor: for power or Aerial Ace if you want
    -Dig/Iron Tail: Which Weakness do you want to cover?
    -Quick Attack/Protect: To cover for that less than good speed or protect it from the many weaknesses Game Freak unfairly gave Grass types.

    Raichu(or Pikachu, if you're being an Ash)(with a +attack nature and 252attack/252speed EVs)
    -Volt Tackle
    -Brick Break
    -Return/Iron Tail/Present: Not a great choice(Fly should go here but you didn't get the distribution)
    -Grass Knot: Because Ground types are usually heavy(Surf should go here, but you know the drill. Game Freak loves Pikachu distributions)

    Lapras (+ attack nature with 252attack/252hp EVs)
    -Aqua Tail
    -Drill Run(Sorry if you're in GenIV)
    -Outrage
    -Ice Shard/Horn Drill/Sheer Cold/Fissure/Perish Song/Zen Headbutt/Iron Head/Confuse Ray/Body Slam: Choices, choices. Lapras can learn 3 1-Hit KO moves.

    Umbreon(A defensive nature with 252defense/252sp.defense
    -Curse
    -Payback
    -Toxic/Swagger: I'd choose Toxic but Swagger can win a battle with luck.
    -Moonlight

    Eeek, sorry. Milotic is Quiet with Satk & hp evs
    Leafeon is naive with speed and attack evs
    Raichu is serious [I know, crap, but she had outstanding IVs so I kept her.] With satk & speed evs
    Lapras is relaxed with mixed defence and hp evs
    Umbreon is careful with mixed defence and hp evs

    I am playing gen 4, platinum to be exact. Thank you for the move suggestions!
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