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The In-Game Team Advice Thread

The Hurt Incarnate
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Re: TAKE NOTE: All in-game teams go here.

So, I'm planning to do a mono-Grass type runthrough of HG. So far I've decided on Budew, Tropius and Lotad. I'm looking for help/suggestions for the other three? Tropius and Lotad have to stay for Fly and Surf, respectively. I also don't want to use starters, legendaries or Breloom (I used Breloom on my SS team, so it would feel repetitive).

So, any help/suggestions?
You haven't considered Sunkern, Tangela, Oddish, Seedot, Shroomish, Cacnea, Bellsprout, Hoppip, or Snover, have you?
 
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Re: TAKE NOTE: All in-game teams go here.

Exactly so that it could be Heart Scaled doesn't it?
Nope, I learned this the hard way. The move relearner won't be able to re-teach your Poke if that evolution doesn't learn it via levelling up - I think it was my Whimsicott this happened to. I replaced Stun Spore thinking I can just relearn it after I level up and evolve, but no. :(
 

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Re: TAKE NOTE: All in-game teams go here.

You haven't considered Sunkern, Tangela, Oddish, Seedot, Shroomish, Cacnea, Bellsprout, Hoppip, or Snover, have you?
Shroomish is a no because it evolves into Breloom. Snover is also a no because the Hail it brings isn't great :< Some of the others are really weak too (Sunkern). Seedot/Nuzleaf/Shiftry don't learn any good moves without TMs/tutoring.

Cacnea and Tangela are the only ones I could see myself using. Is this all of the Grass-types?

Snover would be a must on that team. Seedot too I'd imagine. Shroomish is out of the question.


http://bulbapedia.bulbagarden.net/wiki/Eelektrik_(Pokémon)

Exactly so that it could be Heart Scaled doesn't it?
Seedot and Snover are both a no, unfortunately :( See my above response as to why.

And yeah, Eelektrik learns it but Eelektross doesn't, so it won't relearn it at a move tutors. Anything that evolves via a stone cannot usually learns much at move relearners.
 
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Re: TAKE NOTE: All in-game teams go here.

Shroomish is a no because it evolves into Breloom. Snover is also a no because the Hail it brings isn't great :< Some of the others are really weak too (Sunkern). Seedot/Nuzleaf/Shiftry don't learn any good moves without TMs/tutoring.

Cacnea and Tangela are the only ones I could see myself using. Is this all of the Grass-types?
Have you considered Lilleep and Paras? Up to Gen IV, minus starters, I think you mentioned/considered/dismissed all of the options.
 

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Re: TAKE NOTE: All in-game teams go here.

Ooo. Lileep. Yes I might use one of those. There's also Leafeon but I'm not sure whether it would count, and it would be hard to evolve from Eevee in HG (well, impossible.

So: Budew/Tropius/Ludicolo/Cacnea/Tangela/Lileep.

That seems a good selection, if most are a little slow. I'm gonna get breeding now! Thanks for the help :p
 
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Re: TAKE NOTE: All in-game teams go here.

In Training or Able to be Switched

I really need to beat red so any suggestions or tips?

Note: ALL ARE IN TRAINING all will be leveled up

Geodude
Lvl 16
Sturdy
Move set:
Mud sport
Rock Polish
Rock Throw
Magnitude

Ho-Oh
Lvl 70
Pressure
Move Set:
Sacred Fire
Punishment
Ancient Power
Safeguard

Sudowoodo
Lvl 60
Rock Head
Move Set:
Double-Edge
Hammer Arm
Sucker Punch
Strength(needed)

Zapdos
Lvl 50
Pressure
Move Set:
Ancient Power
Charge
Agility
Discharge

Vaporeon(mainly a HM user)
Lvl 70
Water Absorb
Move Set:
Surf(needed)
Waterfall(needed)
Whirlpool(needed)
Last Resort

Meganium
Lvl 65
Overgrow
Frenzy Plant
Rock Smash
Rock Climb(needed)
Aromatherapy

I will take suggestions on different pokemon needed, different moves, or even certain items although I cannot remove the (needed) moves they will get me to the top of Mt. Silver so I need them whether I like it or not.

any suggestions?
(probably alot for ho oh or zapdos I can tell)
 
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Re: TAKE NOTE: All in-game teams go here.

In Training or Able to be Switched

I really need to beat red so any suggestions or tips?

Note: ALL ARE IN TRAINING all will be leveled up

Geodude
Lvl 16
Sturdy
Move set:
Mud sport
Rock Polish
Rock Throw
Magnitude

Ho-Oh
Lvl 70
Pressure
Move Set:
Sacred Fire
Punishment
Ancient Power
Safeguard

Sudowoodo
Lvl 60
Rock Head
Move Set:
Double-Edge
Hammer Arm
Sucker Punch
Strength(needed)

Zapdos
Lvl 50
Pressure
Move Set:
Ancient Power
Charge
Agility
Discharge

Vaporeon(mainly a HM user)
Lvl 70
Water Absorb
Move Set:
Surf(needed)
Waterfall(needed)
Whirlpool(needed)
Last Resort

Meganium
Lvl 65
Overgrow
Frenzy Plant
Rock Smash
Rock Climb(needed)
Aromatherapy

I will take suggestions on different pokemon needed, different moves, or even certain items although I cannot remove the (needed) moves they will get me to the top of Mt. Silver so I need them whether I like it or not.

any suggestions?
(probably alot for ho oh or zapdos I can tell)
Hi, In HG/SS Red's pokemon are between level 80-88. Keep that in mind when you are training. I don't believe that you need waterfall or whirlpool to get to Red. You might need waterfall to get to Moltres though, but they are in two different directions. When you first enter, go to where you can use rockclimb and just go from there, and for Moltres go through the surf direction. If you are heading for red then you will have extra room on vaporeon for a good coverage like ice beam, or a move like toxic, etc. You should train geodude up, evolve it (all the way if possible but graveler will do) and make sure it has earthquake. That is mainly to deal with Pikachu. Give it stealth rock if you find it (somewhere in mt. silver, need rock climb i believe) and stone edge. Maybe explode as well for desperation times.
 
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Re: TAKE NOTE: All in-game teams go here.

In Training or Able to be Switched

I really need to beat red so any suggestions or tips?

Note: ALL ARE IN TRAINING all will be leveled up

Geodude
Lvl 16
Sturdy
Move set:
Mud sport
Rock Polish
Rock Throw
Magnitude

Ho-Oh
Lvl 70
Pressure
Move Set:
Sacred Fire
Punishment
Ancient Power
Safeguard

Sudowoodo
Lvl 60
Rock Head
Move Set:
Double-Edge
Hammer Arm
Sucker Punch
Strength(needed)

Zapdos
Lvl 50
Pressure
Move Set:
Ancient Power
Charge
Agility
Discharge

Vaporeon(mainly a HM user)
Lvl 70
Water Absorb
Move Set:
Surf(needed)
Waterfall(needed)
Whirlpool(needed)
Last Resort

Meganium
Lvl 65
Overgrow
Frenzy Plant
Rock Smash
Rock Climb(needed)
Aromatherapy

I will take suggestions on different pokemon needed, different moves, or even certain items although I cannot remove the (needed) moves they will get me to the top of Mt. Silver so I need them whether I like it or not.

any suggestions?
(probably alot for ho oh or zapdos I can tell)
Hi, In HG/SS Red's pokemon are between level 80-88. Keep that in mind when you are training. I don't believe that you need waterfall or whirlpool to get to Red. You might need waterfall to get to Moltres though, but they are in two different directions. When you first enter, go to where you can use rockclimb and just go from there, and for Moltres go through the surf direction. If you are heading for red then you will have extra room on vaporeon for a good coverage like ice beam, or a move like toxic, etc. You should train geodude up, evolve it (all the way if possible but graveler will do) and make sure it has earthquake. That is mainly to deal with Pikachu. Give it stealth rock if you find it (somewhere in mt. silver, need rock climb i believe) and stone edge. Maybe explode as well for desperation times.
alright thanks for noting the whirlpool thing...Infact I may just have to get a different pokemon than vaporeon...possible a weavile or dewgong for the ice power... or toxic moveset.
meganium is my main climber/rock breaker so he may need to stay on the team sicne I've caught moltres already (he's very weak)
already evolved and got those movesets for graveler now! thxs for that!

here's a question...was Ho-oh, Zapdos, and Sudowoodo a good choice? Ho-oh could take out his Venusaur in a flash and Sudowoodo being a fighter will care for Snorlax but is Zapdos really gonna be able to take out both Blastoise and Lapras? or will I need a back up? (hence the idea of Ice type)

Heres the Plan:
Graveler against Pikachu(with his ability he'll survive for a while!)
Graveler against Charizard(If low on health he can use his Explosion)
SWITCH TO
Ho-Oh against Venusaur(being a flying type may bring it down...)
SWITCH TO
Zapdos against Blastoise(may survive to meet with lapras)
Zapdos against Lapras(will switch during last turn of perish song if used if not just take it out)
SWITCH TO
??? against Lapras(only if Zapodos fails)
SWITCH TO
Sudowoodo against Snorlax(with fighting moves and being very fast she could bring it down!)
SWITCH TO
Meganium against Snorlax(if sudowoodo fails/ He's got brute force just incase)

also I have 2 of the healing ash so if I get low on party members I've got that to bring me back in the game!
 
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Re: TAKE NOTE: All in-game teams go here.

In Training or Able to be Switched

I really need to beat red so any suggestions or tips?

Note: ALL ARE IN TRAINING all will be leveled up

Geodude
Lvl 16
Sturdy
Move set:
Mud sport
Rock Polish
Rock Throw
Magnitude

Ho-Oh
Lvl 70
Pressure
Move Set:
Sacred Fire
Punishment
Ancient Power
Safeguard

Sudowoodo
Lvl 60
Rock Head
Move Set:
Double-Edge
Hammer Arm
Sucker Punch
Strength(needed)

Zapdos
Lvl 50
Pressure
Move Set:
Ancient Power
Charge
Agility
Discharge

Vaporeon(mainly a HM user)
Lvl 70
Water Absorb
Move Set:
Surf(needed)
Waterfall(needed)
Whirlpool(needed)
Last Resort

Meganium
Lvl 65
Overgrow
Frenzy Plant
Rock Smash
Rock Climb(needed)
Aromatherapy

I will take suggestions on different pokemon needed, different moves, or even certain items although I cannot remove the (needed) moves they will get me to the top of Mt. Silver so I need them whether I like it or not.

any suggestions?
(probably alot for ho oh or zapdos I can tell)
Hi, In HG/SS Red's pokemon are between level 80-88. Keep that in mind when you are training. I don't believe that you need waterfall or whirlpool to get to Red. You might need waterfall to get to Moltres though, but they are in two different directions. When you first enter, go to where you can use rockclimb and just go from there, and for Moltres go through the surf direction. If you are heading for red then you will have extra room on vaporeon for a good coverage like ice beam, or a move like toxic, etc. You should train geodude up, evolve it (all the way if possible but graveler will do) and make sure it has earthquake. That is mainly to deal with Pikachu. Give it stealth rock if you find it (somewhere in mt. silver, need rock climb i believe) and stone edge. Maybe explode as well for desperation times.

here's a question...was Ho-oh, Zapdos, and Sudowoodo a good choice? Ho-oh could take out his Venusaur in a flash and Sudowoodo being a fighter will care for Snorlax but is Zapdos really gonna be able to take out both Blastoise and Lapras? or will I need a back up? (hence the idea of Ice type)

Heres the Plan:
Graveler against Pikachu(with his ability he'll survive for a while!)
Graveler against Charizard(If low on health he can use his Explosion)
SWITCH TO
Ho-Oh against Venusaur(being a flying type may bring it down...)
SWITCH TO
Zapdos against Blastoise(may survive to meet with lapras)
Zapdos against Lapras(will switch during last turn of perish song if used if not just take it out)
SWITCH TO
??? against Lapras(only if Zapodos fails)
SWITCH TO
Sudowoodo against Snorlax(with fighting moves and being very fast she could bring it down!)
SWITCH TO
Meganium against Snorlax(if sudowoodo fails/ He's got brute force just incase)

also I have 2 of the healing ash so if I get low on party members I've got that to bring me back in the game!
You should put down stealth rock right at the beginning because it will do some damage to lapras and charizard. Also, I guess those 3 are fine, but i rarely battle with them. All 3 usually end up in my box. When you level up all 3 some more, maybe you will be lucky and get better moves for them. You also have Maganium to help with blastoise and lapras. Depending on its level it should take down both of them with 2 frenzie plants each or around that. The problem of course is the ice moves though... plus frenzie plant makes you skip a turn which can be dangerous. I'd try switching Frenzie plant for something else if possible. See if you can find energy ball. If not I guess it will do.
 
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Re: TAKE NOTE: All in-game teams go here.

hey, team looks good to me, just a tad underlevelled. but a quick note about the sacred ash; i don't think you can use it in-battle, so you may want a backup plan, like revival herbs, or some max revives, if you have any.
 
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Best Heart Gold Team Ever?

I'm new to this, so dont bash me if its no good, just tell me where to improve. :)

Now, as i have Heart Gold and Soul Silver, it will be no problem putting my team together. Though I'd much rather play Soul Silver, i can't fly anywhere in the Kanto region after I've unlocked it. Something wrong with

I'm starting Heart Gold today, so I have plenty of time to change it up.

Typhlosion
Feraligatr
Meganium
Snorlax
Ampharos
Umbreon

Thoughts? Comments? Improvements?
 
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Re: Best Heart Gold Team Ever?

This is a pretty balanced team. If you could, would you mind explaining what you are looking for in a team? High defense? Balanced stats?

Secondly, (this is just a suggestion, you don't have to take my advice) I would recommend fitting a Flying type Pokemon in there somewhere (perhaps in place of Ampharos, because if you keep all of the starters, they all counter one another's weaknesses. A Flying type would be able to counter the Snorlax's speed in most cases).

And that's about it for now. You're off to a good start :D
 
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Re: Best Heart Gold Team Ever?

If you got the three starters, you're pretty much good to go. Just add a few more diverse types in your team, Psychic and Dark preferrably since they're quite useful.
 
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Re: TAKE NOTE: All in-game teams go here.

In black I'm getting a tepig, ferroseed, joltick,Tympole (which will not be changed) and i need two others, i was thinking woobat and scraggy, any recommendations?
 
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Neither of those two. Scraggy's type clashes with your tepig and woobat is rubbish. Deerling could work or Sewaddle. Then a flying type whichever is available late in your game.
 
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Re: Best Heart Gold Team Ever?

I'd replace Amphros with a Jolteon if you must have an electric type. You're pretty well balanced, though.
 
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Re: Best Heart Gold Team Ever?

You're gonna need a pseudo-legendary (Dragonite or Tyranitar) at your disposal, and you don't need two walls, so I suggest replacing Umbreon. Be sure your Ampharos has Agility to fix its speed.
 
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Re: TAKE NOTE: All in-game teams go here.

In black I'm getting a tepig, ferroseed, joltick,Tympole (which will not be changed) and i need two others, i was thinking woobat and scraggy, any recommendations?
sigilyph >> woobat.
 
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