This is my planned team to use for B2/W2 this October:
Samurott (Torrent) – Rain Dance, Surf, Waterfall, 4th move undecided
Lucario – Force Palm/Close Combat, Swords Dance, Ice Punch, Bone Rush/Earthquake
Espeon (Synchronize) – Psybeam/Psychic, Shadow Ball, Calm Mind, 4th move undecided
Arcanine – Flare Blitz/Heat Wave, Extreme Speed, 3rd move undecided, 4th move undecided
Flygon (Levitate) – Earthquake/Dig, Stone Edge, Outrage, Iron Tail
Galvantula – Giga Drain, Signal Beam, Thunder Wave, Electro Ball
Seviper (Shed Skin) – Toxic, Venoshock, Giga Drain, Dark Pulse
Skarmory (Sturdy) – Fly, Steel Wing, Rock Slide, Swords Dance/Roost
Beartic (Swift Swim) – Icicle Crash, Super Power, Dive, Swords Dance
HM Slave: Watchog - Cut and Strength (Will not train past Lv. 20)
You probably noticed that there are ten pokemon instead of six. I'm probably going to rotate them in and out of my team when needed and will make up for the slight difficulty of getting under leveled by using a Lucky Egg/Exp. Share. I haven't quite decided on a few moves, but other than that, it's pretty complete. I put the abilities next to the pokemon (the abilities that I'm sure of) Any opinions or suggestions?
Last edited by The_Doctor; 18th July 2012 at 07:45 AM.
I'm replaying red and I don't know who to put on my last slot, you may also help me with movesets. I connsidered Dratini, but it costs too much.
(Firebreath) Lv. 36
(King Nido) Lv. 30
Firebreath's helper. If Firebreath is at a disatvantage, King Nido can come in battle.
(Gyarados) Lv. 30
My water type and my soon-to-be Surfer.
(Flower) Lv. 29
My Cut slave and the only grass type I have acess to currently.
(Punch) Lv. 30
It's free, after all.
My team took FOREVER to make but:
Item: Absorb Bulb
Eh...this is Gen I, there are only 3 Ghost-Types (Gastly, Haunter, Gengar) and two damaging Ghost type moves and that's Night Shade and Lick, so no Shadow Ball. Just sayin'.
You do lack something to Fly on. You could go get a Pidgeot or a Fearow, or wait until you can get Aerodactyl at Cinnabar. Or get a Psychic type. Both Kadabra/Alakazam and Hypno are very good in Gen I.
Here's my team on HeartGold - I'm just before the Victory Road. Feel free to rate it if you want.
Lv. 41 Meganium "Herbie"
Item: Miracle Seed
Move 1: Frenzy Plant
Move 2: Petal Dance
Move 3: Headbutt (nothing better to teach it really)
Move 4: PoisonPowder
Lv. 40 Gengar "Umbra"
Item: Shell Bell
Move 1: Shadow Ball
Move 2: Energy Ball
Move 3: Hypnosis
Move 4: Dream Eater
Lv. 40 Alakazam "Houdini"
Item: Amulet Coin
Ability: Inner Focus
Move 1: Psychic
Move 2: Shadow Ball
Move 3: Recover
Move 4: Calm Mind
Lv. 40 Lapras "Glacius"
Item: Mystic Water
Ability: Shell Armor
Move 1: Waterfall
Move 2: Surf
Move 3: Ice Beam
Move 4: Thunder
Lv. 39 Pupitar "Armos"
Item: Hard Stone
Ability: Shed Skin
Move 1: Rock Slide
Move 2: Dig
Move 3: Thrash
Move 4: Payback (should really get rid of this)
Lv. 45 Ho-Oh "Solis"
Move 1: Sacred Fire
Move 2: Fire Blast
Move 3: Fly
Move 4: Extrasensory
After countless amounts of breeding, this is my team (not in order):
Moves: Hypnosis, Super Fang, Toxic, Brave Bird
Infernape @Focus Sash
Moves: Swords Dance, Firepunch, Thunderpunch, Close Combat
Claydol @Light Clay
Moves: Reflect, Light Screen, Explosion, Stealth Rock
Garchomp @Yache Berry
Moves: Swords Dance, Earthquake, Fire Fang, Outrage
Moves: Shadow Ball, Thunderbolt, Nasty Plot, Thunder Wave
Moves: Shadow Sneak, Seismic Toss, Wil 'O Wisp, Pain Split
Current team from my HeartGold:
GENGAR (Holds Amulet Coin) Lv 42
TYPHLOSION (Holds Charcoal) Lv 42
LAPRAS (Holds Mystic Water) Lv 41
RAIKOU (Holds Magnet) Lv 41
Originally Posted by French Narrator
i am so excited for earthbound release :DOriginally Posted by Shigesato Itoi
I've restarted White and changed my team (again!). They're currently all low level, but here's how they'll look once they've evolved. I'd like some advice on Beartic's moveset.
Sceptile ♂ (Nature: Modest, Ability: Overgrow)
Hidden Power (Rock)
Volcarona ♂ (Nature: Bold, Ability: Flame Body)
Galvantula ♂ (Nature: Modest, Ability: Compoundeyes)
Crustle ♂ (Nature: Adamant, Ability: Shell Armor)
Beartic ♂ (Nature: Jolly, Ability: Snow Cloak)
Carracosta ♂ (Nature: Adamant, Ability: Solid Rock)
Thanks in advance, Pokémon experts!
Last edited by Tricky Kipper; 25th July 2012 at 11:29 AM.
Actually facepalm warning, read it at your own risk :D
Im now beating Pokemon Platinum, didnt loose a fight before Elite Four, but then the fist Bug Type guy screwed me twice, so Im in trouble :)
Can you suggest who I shoud change in my team, which moves I should change or If Im underlevelled where best to train pkmn that needs to level up.
Items: Plenty of Hyper Potions, Few Max ones and Full Restores, Plenty Revives and Fex Max Revives
Scyther lvl51 (Adamant) (False Swipe, Wing Attack, X-Scissor, Night Slash)
Giratina lvl50 (Bold) (Ominous Wind, Ancient Power, Dragon Claw, Shadow Force)
Infernape lvl47 (Hasty) (Close Combat, Flame Wheel, Cut, Rock Climb) //I know HM are bad
Machamp lvl45 (Lax) (Cross Chop, Seismic Toss, Revenge, Scary Face)
Alakazam lvl50 (Serious) (Shadow Ball, Psyhic, Calm Mind, Recover)
Although Got those low lvled guys
Luxray lvl41 (Quirky) (Bite, Thunder Fang, Charge, Spark)
Electabuzz lvl39 (Docile) (Shock Wave, Light Screen, Thunder Punch, Discharge)
Porygon lvl 25 (Relaxed) (Psybeam, Agility, Recover, Magnet Rise) //If necessary got both evolve items
Yanmega lvl34 (Adamant) (Ancient Power, Supersonic, Uproar, Pursuit)
Blissey lvl 36 (Brave) (Sing, Softboiled, Light Screen, Defence Curl)
And If it matters HM Slaves:
Gyarados lvl29 (Timid) (Twister, Tackle, Surf, Waterfall)
Tropius lvl32 (Jolly) (Razor Leaf, Strength, Rock Smash, Fly)
Please dont injure yourself with facepalms
Copied that from mine closed by moderator thread, but if noone suggested anything there, I dont think that any hope left in me
Does your Scyther have Technician or Swarm?
I'd recommend getting rid of Infernape's HM moves and teaching it something like Fire Punch / Close Combat / Rock Slide / Thunder Punch. Personally I would do something similar with Machamp, just for the sake of coverage (Cross Chop / Rock Slide / Ice Punch Thunder Punch) but to be honest you've already got a Fighting-type there that (in my opinion) far outclasses Machamp, your Infernape.
With Fire Punch and Rock Slide alone, Infernape can handle Aaron's team almost single-handedly. The only threat would be Drapion, with Drapion's only weakness being Ground-type.
I'd recommend training up a Water-type Pokémon for Bertha, one that can use Ice Beam. A fast Water-type with Ice Beam could sweep her whole team aside from Whishcash, and a quick Grass-type attack (teach your Giratina Energy Ball for that, problem solved) will put an end to Wishcash.
Flint, again, sweept by a fast enough Water-type and a little help from Infernape's Rock-type moves.
Lucian's team you will simply tear right through. Alakazam's Shadow Ball will be useful, and Scyther's X-Scissor and Night Slash (use Night Slash on Lucian's Gallade and it'll drop like a sack of bricks.) will smash through his team. And, of course, you have your Giratina there. The real issue is his Bronzong. To be absolutely honest with you, I would just use Giratina's Earth Power and hammer Bronzong until it drops.
Cynthia won't be a problem for you really, either, if you choose your moves right and get an Ice Beam in at her Garchomp. I'd say ditch Machamp, get yourself a solid Water Pokémon and give it Ice Beam (Golduck or Tentacruel for example). And sling that Electabuzz back into your team for good measure. :P
All you need are shards for the Punch moves (which are all over the place in Platinum, as well as fairly commonly dug up in the Underground). Click here for the location of the move tutor and how many of each shard you'll need for each move. You'll also need TM80 (Rock Slide), TM13 (Ice Beam) and TM53 (Energy Ball) if you plan to go with my suggestions. Click each TM for their locations.
I hope this is helpful, and good luck, future Sinnoh Champion!