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The In-Game Team Advice Thread

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

I decided to drop woobat for Vullaby.
 
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Getting Vullaby is a pretty bad idea. You get it very late in the game and it has very poor offensive capabilities.
 
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Building up my HG Team.

Good Evening, folks. My first post on the forums. Woot.

Any ways, the main reason I'm dropping a post into this thread is quite simply to ask the opinions of people as to what I could add to my Heart Gold team in order to round it out. I'm nearing the 8th Gym with a fairly powerful team and just one slot empty and a couple slots I can swap out. Below will be listed my team, their current level as well as what I'm debating on adding into the roster. If I could get my hands on a Shrifty or Cacturne I'd be set, but as it stands this is what I have.

My Team:
-Typhlosion ~ Level 36 [Locked in]
-Gengar ~ Level 37 [Locked in]
-Seadra ~ Level 37 [Locked in]
-Marowak ~ Level 37 [Swapable slot]
-Electrode ~ Level 36 [Swapable Slot]
-Open slot

Possible Team members:
-Jolteon
-Umbreon
-Nidoking
-Yanmega
-Hitmonlee
-Primeape
-Sudowoodo
-Mr.Mime
-Hypno
-Venusaur
-Crobat
-Victorybell
-Heracross
-Beedrill
-Steelix
-Pinsir
-Mamoswine

But really, any suggestions would be quite welcome.

Mod Edit: @Angad @Scary Fish @Thundagere @Heathcliff Huxtable - Can one of you merge this with the In-game team thread please?
 
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Re: TAKE NOTE: All in-game teams go here.

if you choose Plume Fossil, Archen is better :)
 
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Re: Building up my HG Team.

The 8th gym is Clair, so I'm recommending any pokemon that isn't Dragon, but can learn dragon-type moves. That way, you don't have any weakness yourself.

Clair's Kingdra is deadly - its only weakness is dragon. Your Seadra might not hold for long if her Kingdra uses Dragon Pulse. If none of your other pokemon knows Dragon-type moves, I'd suggest you take Venusaur - it would probably hold up for a number of turns and give neutral damage.


If you're planning to lock in a member that would fight with you to the league, then I'd suggest Heracross or Yanmega. You'd get through Will and Karen easily with either of them (in the case of Karen, your other team mates will provide good back-up). If you take Yanmega, which can also learn flying-type moves, you'd get through Bruno easily as well. IF you want to get through Koga easily as well, then as an all-in-one solution, I would like to suggest a Butterfree. I know Butterfree is pretty weak as a standard Bug/Flying pokemon, but it gains levels quickly and learns a lot. It also has good speed. You can teach Butterfree a Flying-type move, a Bug-type move, and even Psychic-type moves. The only problem would be PP usage, but if you rotate your members well, then it shouldn't be a big worry.
 
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Re: Building up my HG Team.

Thanks for the advice. Both for Clair and the Elite four. But who do you suggest dropping to pick up Venasaur and Yanmega?
 
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Re: Building up my HG Team.

Electrode will be useful against Karen's Murkrow and most of Lance's team and it has a lot higher speed than Marowak. So I'd put Venasaur in the open slot and replace Marowak with Yanmega.
 
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Re: Building up my HG Team.

The 8th gym is Clair, so I'm recommending any pokemon that isn't Dragon, but can learn dragon-type moves. That way, you don't have any weakness yourself.

Clair's Kingdra is deadly - its only weakness is dragon. Your Seadra might not hold for long if her Kingdra uses Dragon Pulse. If none of your other pokemon knows Dragon-type moves, I'd suggest you take Venusaur - it would probably hold up for a number of turns and give neutral damage.


If you're planning to lock in a member that would fight with you to the league, then I'd suggest Heracross or Yanmega. You'd get through Will and Karen easily with either of them (in the case of Karen, your other team mates will provide good back-up). If you take Yanmega, which can also learn flying-type moves, you'd get through Bruno easily as well. IF you want to get through Koga easily as well, then as an all-in-one solution, I would like to suggest a Butterfree. I know Butterfree is pretty weak as a standard Bug/Flying pokemon, but it gains levels quickly and learns a lot. It also has good speed. You can teach Butterfree a Flying-type move, a Bug-type move, and even Psychic-type moves. The only problem would be PP usage, but if you rotate your members well, then it shouldn't be a big worry.
yo, seadra is a pure water type. it takes neutral damage from dragon pulse.
 
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Re: TAKE NOTE: All in-game teams go here.

Neutral damage that will still probably kill it.
 
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Re: TAKE NOTE: All in-game teams go here.

Hence the probably........

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

Hence the probably........
When will people realize that the same probably can be used for multiple pokemon like Meganium,*insert any pokemon here* who can be used against Kingdra. 9.9
 
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Re: TAKE NOTE: All in-game teams go here.

So I've been rolling up and down Route 35 for ten+ hours. I've found several Yanma but none with speedboost. While I'm not a big fan of the meta game I can recognize when one ability is better than another.
 
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Re: TAKE NOTE: All in-game teams go here.

So I've been rolling up and down Route 35 for ten+ hours. I've found several Yanma but none with speedboost. While I'm not a big fan of the meta game I can recognize when one ability is better than another.
tinted lenses >> speed boost.
 
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Re: TAKE NOTE: All in-game teams go here.

So I've updated my team slightly and I've got a new issue that I'm struggling with. Water types. In HG/SS there are so many good water types I just can't decide which one to put on my team, since they can all really fit. The original plan was to take a Kingdra, but since getting access to Dragonscales pre-national is difficult I'm keeping my options open.

I try not to stack pokemon that share multiple weakness if I can help it. I also try to cover as many weaknesses as possible while still being useful. I usually have this problem at this point in the game. There are just too many good pokemon for me to choose from and it often results in me just starting over with a different starter in order to free up some space on my team. Like taking the water starter would free up a space for sure.

At the moment it really boils down to five water types that I'm torn between: Octillery, Tentacruel, Cloyster, Gyarados, and Mantine. But if I could have Kingdra this would be a non-issue.

And for those wondering, my team looks like this:

Typhlosion ~ Level 41
Gengar ~ Level 42
Umbreon ~ Level 35
Open Slot
Open Slot
Open Slot
 
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Re: TAKE NOTE: All in-game teams go here.

So I've updated my team slightly and I've got a new issue that I'm struggling with. Water types. In HG/SS there are so many good water types I just can't decide which one to put on my team, since they can all really fit. The original plan was to take a Kingdra, but since getting access to Dragonscales pre-national is difficult I'm keeping my options open.

I try not to stack pokemon that share multiple weakness if I can help it. I also try to cover as many weaknesses as possible while still being useful. I usually have this problem at this point in the game. There are just too many good pokemon for me to choose from and it often results in me just starting over with a different starter in order to free up some space on my team. Like taking the water starter would free up a space for sure.

At the moment it really boils down to five water types that I'm torn between: Octillery, Tentacruel, Cloyster, Gyarados, and Mantine. But if I could have Kingdra this would be a non-issue.

And for those wondering, my team looks like this:

Typhlosion ~ Level 41
Gengar ~ Level 42
Umbreon ~ Level 35
Open Slot
Open Slot
Open Slot
If it were me I'd choose gyrados. You have awesome special attackers with typhlosion and gengar, plus a defensive umbreon (you probably don't want to make this an attacking pokemon especially when you get to battle frontier). Gyrados is a very bulky physical attacker with decent special defences and intimidate. Give it dragon dance, waterfall, earthquake, and whatever (ice fang is a standard I believe) and you have a pokemon that can destroy most of anything if it gets to set up.
 
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Re: TAKE NOTE: All in-game teams go here.

So I've updated my team slightly and I've got a new issue that I'm struggling with. Water types. In HG/SS there are so many good water types I just can't decide which one to put on my team, since they can all really fit. The original plan was to take a Kingdra, but since getting access to Dragonscales pre-national is difficult I'm keeping my options open.

I try not to stack pokemon that share multiple weakness if I can help it. I also try to cover as many weaknesses as possible while still being useful. I usually have this problem at this point in the game. There are just too many good pokemon for me to choose from and it often results in me just starting over with a different starter in order to free up some space on my team. Like taking the water starter would free up a space for sure.

At the moment it really boils down to five water types that I'm torn between: Octillery, Tentacruel, Cloyster, Gyarados, and Mantine. But if I could have Kingdra this would be a non-issue.

And for those wondering, my team looks like this:

Typhlosion ~ Level 41
Gengar ~ Level 42
Umbreon ~ Level 35
Open Slot
Open Slot
Open Slot
Go for gyarados as AshK said or i think you will have access to golduck who can learn quite a few hms as well.
 
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HG first time Elite Four team

So this is the team I want to run after some unsuccessful attempts.

Magneton, Meganium, Gyrados, Kadabra, Ho-Oh and Gengar. I feel like thats a pretty balanced team, I don't have much trouble with the Elite Four, it's the Champion thats being a thorn in my side.

I was using Ampharos instead of Magneton before.
 
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Re: HG first time Elite Four team

a dd gyara with ice fang messes up lance till he is beyond recognition.
 
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