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The In-Game Team Advice Thread

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Re: HG first time Elite Four team

@Vynidual Next time you post a team for in-game purposes, please use the In-Game Teams thread.
 
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B/W Teams?

The team I run is...

Hydreigon
Dragon/Dark
Ablility: Levitate
Crunch
Dragon Pulse
Draco Meteor
Outrage

Charizard
Fire/Flying
Ability: Blaze
Fly
Sky Drop
Blast Burn
Flamethrower

Golurk
Ghost/Ground
Ability: Iron Fist
Shadow Ball
Earthquake
Mega Punch
Shadow Punch

Metagross
Steel/Psychic
Ability: Clear Body
Meteor Mash
Flash Cannon
Psychic
Toxic

Luxray
Electric
Ability: Intimidate
Wild Charge
Thunder Fang
Return
Thunderbolt

Poliwrath
Water/Fighting
Ability: Water Absorb
Hydro Pump
Surf
Dyamicpunch
Brick Break

What do you think? Comments?

MOD EDIT: Moved to Battle Centre. Merge with In-game team thread requested.
 
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Re: B/W Teams?

That's a pretty good team you got there. Nice variety, nice coverage. I think that's pretty good. Though, I would recommend something else than Return for Luxray. It doesn't matter if its friendliness is high, but still.
 
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Re: B/W Teams?

The last thing I want to do is to offend you, but some of your movesets need some major overhauls.

Hydreigon
Dragon/Dark
Ablility: Levitate
Crunch
Dragon Pulse
Draco Meteor
Outrage

Here, there's no point in having three different Dragon-type moves. Imagine if you go against a Steel type, it will resist both Crunch and any of your Dragon-type moves. I suggest that you teach Flamethrower and Focus Blast and replace them for Outrage and Draco Meteor, since Hydreigon is mostly a Special attacker.

Luxray
Electric
Ability: Intimidate
Wild Charge
Thunder Fang
Return
Thunderbolt

The same here. Three different Electric-type moves is unnecessary. Imagine you go against a Rock type, which is very commonly paired with the Ground type. You would do not very effective damage with Return, and no damage at all with any of the Electric moves. I'd teach it Crunch and Flame Charge, or Thunder Wave to paralyze some faster opponents.

The Pokémon you're using are very good though!
 
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Re: TAKE NOTE: All in-game teams go here.

Golurk
Ghost/Ground
Ability: Iron Fist
Shadow Ball
Earthquake
Mega Punch
Shadow Punch

For your Golurk, I suggest you get rid of Shadow Ball and replace it with Hammer Arm. Mega Punch can be replaced with something else since, yes, it may be boosted by Iron Fist, it does not have any coverage whatsoever. I suggest you replace it with Stone Edge which will greatly help in terms of coverage.
 
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Re: TAKE NOTE: All in-game teams go here.

@Destiny Queen...
Thank you very much. I spent a pretty decent amount of time figuring out everything I needed to cover (as far as types go, that is). Often times, I will use Return as something of a "filler move" if you will. What would you suggest in place of it?

@Anser...
I am not offended at all. I didn't post my team on here to brag, merely to get other peoples' takes on my roster. You make a very interesting point. I figured I could just cover up my team's weaknesses with other Pokemon. For example, if somebody sends out a Steel-type Pokemon, I could send my Charizard out, and so on. With my Hydreigon, I like the idea of teaching it Flamethrower, but I don't have the TM for Focus Blast. Any idea of where to find it, or possibly another move in place of it? As for my Luxray, I'm thinking I should probably ax the moves Thunderbolt and Return, seeing as it's more of an Attacker (as opposed to a Special Attacker). Thank you very much for the tips.

@Affinity...
Like I said to Destiny Queen (albeit in a different example), Mega Punch is simply a "filler move". I have it because it's a semi-decent move, and it's powered up by Iron Fist (double whammy for a "filler" in my opinion). Stone Edge is a good idea, seeing as I really have nothing in the Rock-type department. I'm very appreciative of the advice, so thank you.

Just out of curiosity, what do all of you run?
 
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Re: TAKE NOTE: All in-game teams go here.

@jhsears94 You find it in the deepest level at the Wellspring Cave. You need Surf and Flash. You're welcome, that's what we're here for!
 
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Re: TAKE NOTE: All in-game teams go here.

Well, I've updated my team in an effort to improve on some things. Please tell me what you think.

Hydreigon
Dragon/Dark
Ablility: Levitate
Crunch
Dragon Pulse
Flamethrower
Focus Blast

Charizard
Fire/Flying
Ability: Blaze
Fly
Dragon Claw
Blast Burn
Flamethrower

Golurk
Ghost/Ground
Ability: Iron Fist
Hammer Arm
Earthquake
Stone Edge
Shadow Punch

Metagross
Steel/Psychic
Ability: Clear Body
Meteor Mash
Zen Headbutt
Psychic
Toxic

Luxray
Electric
Ability: Intimidate
Wild Charge
Thunder Fang
Crunch
Flame Charge

Poliwrath
Water/Fighting
Ability: Water Absorb
Hydro Pump
Surf
Bulk Up
Brick Break

I've made a few improvements in their movesets, I think. Opinions?
 
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Re: TAKE NOTE: All in-game teams go here.

If this is an in-game team...you might want to consider a different Metagross moveset. Unless you happen to be like me and stall out opponents full restores with Toxics and Protects, an Elemental Punch could be a lot more helpful.
 
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Re: TAKE NOTE: All in-game teams go here.

Well, I've updated my team in an effort to improve on some things. Please tell me what you think.

Hydreigon
Dragon/Dark
Ablility: Levitate
Crunch
Dragon Pulse
Flamethrower
Focus Blast

Charizard
Fire/Flying
Ability: Blaze
Fly
Dragon Claw
Blast Burn
Flamethrower

Golurk
Ghost/Ground
Ability: Iron Fist
Hammer Arm
Earthquake
Stone Edge
Shadow Punch

Metagross
Steel/Psychic
Ability: Clear Body
Meteor Mash
Zen Headbutt
Psychic
Toxic

Luxray
Electric
Ability: Intimidate
Wild Charge
Thunder Fang
Crunch
Flame Charge

Poliwrath
Water/Fighting
Ability: Water Absorb
Hydro Pump
Surf
Bulk Up
Brick Break

I've made a few improvements in their movesets, I think. Opinions?
I like your team. I want to make a comment about your poliwrath. Because it has bulk up, you should ditch hydro pump or surf with waterfall (if you found the HM yet, if not you can get it on that surf route near your home town with the water rapids, go the farthest west you can get.)
 
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Re: TAKE NOTE: All in-game teams go here.

If this is an in-game team...you might want to consider a different Metagross moveset. Unless you happen to be like me and stall out opponents full restores with Toxics and Protects, an Elemental Punch could be a lot more helpful.
IIRC, metagross learns the elemental punches from the 4th gen move tutors. I am not sure whether that would be possible..

@Crimson Eternity

If you want an offensive metagross moveset, try a one with hone claws/ meteor mash/ zen headbutt/ hammer arm.
 
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Re: TAKE NOTE: All in-game teams go here.

If he can transfer, since it looks lik ea post-game team, then it would definitely be better by far.
 
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Re: TAKE NOTE: All in-game teams go here.

This is my newest roster update. There's really only one drastic change. After that, everything's pretty much the same (except for one updated moveset)...

Hydreigon
Dragon/Dark
Ablility: Levitate
Crunch
Dragon Pulse
Flamethrower
Focus Blast

Charizard
Fire/Flying
Ability: Blaze
Fly
Dragon Claw
Blast Burn
Flamethrower

Golurk
Ghost/Ground
Ability: Iron Fist
Hammer Arm
Earthquake
Stone Edge
Shadow Punch

Metagross
Steel/Psychic
Ability: Clear Body
Meteor Mash
Zen Headbutt
Psychic
Toxic

Electivire
Electric
Ability: Motor Drive
Wild Charge
Thunderpunch
Fire Punch
Earthquake

Poliwrath
Water/Fighting
Ability: Water Absorb
Waterfall
Surf
Bulk Up
Brick Break

Comments?

@Thundagere
I can't transfer, because this team is from White Version, and you cannot transfer Pokemon from Gen. V to Gen. IV. Thank you for the help though.
 
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Re: TAKE NOTE: All in-game teams go here.

my team for pokemon black is

bisharp lv.54 hp.165 atk.152 def.136 sp.atk.82 sp.def.106 speed 84

x-scissor
metal claw
iron head
night slash

archeops lv55 hp176 atk177 def108 sp.atk143 sp.def93 speed143

crunch
ancient power
fly
rock slide

scrafty lv55 hp166 atk141 def151 sp.atk74 sp.def129 speed91

brick break
rock climb
crunch
hi jump kick

emboar lv55 hp213 atk177 def 94 ap.atk138 sp.def88 speed 86

head smash
flame charge
flamethrower
wild charge

zweilous lv56 hp176 atk127 def102 sp.atk91 sp.def110 speed 74

crunch
boby slam
dragon pulse
dragon rush

i dont have a 6th pokemon just now if you have a ideas who should i put as my 6th it would help
 
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Re: TAKE NOTE: All in-game teams go here.

my team for pokemon black is

bisharp lv.54 hp.165 atk.152 def.136 sp.atk.82 sp.def.106 speed 84

x-scissor
metal claw
iron head
night slash

archeops lv55 hp176 atk177 def108 sp.atk143 sp.def93 speed143

crunch
ancient power
fly
rock slide

scrafty lv55 hp166 atk141 def151 sp.atk74 sp.def129 speed91

brick break
rock climb
crunch
hi jump kick

emboar lv55 hp213 atk177 def 94 ap.atk138 sp.def88 speed 86

head smash
flame charge
flamethrower
wild charge

zweilous lv56 hp176 atk127 def102 sp.atk91 sp.def110 speed 74

crunch
boby slam
dragon pulse
dragon rush

i dont have a 6th pokemon just now if you have a ideas who should i put as my 6th it would help
Good team!
Try brick break over metal claw on bisharp and acrobatics/ earthquake over ancient power for archeops.
 
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Re: TAKE NOTE: All in-game teams go here.

my team for pokemon black is

bisharp lv.54 hp.165 atk.152 def.136 sp.atk.82 sp.def.106 speed 84

x-scissor
metal claw
iron head
night slash

archeops lv55 hp176 atk177 def108 sp.atk143 sp.def93 speed143

crunch
ancient power
fly
rock slide

scrafty lv55 hp166 atk141 def151 sp.atk74 sp.def129 speed91

brick break
rock climb
crunch
hi jump kick

emboar lv55 hp213 atk177 def 94 ap.atk138 sp.def88 speed 86

head smash
flame charge
flamethrower
wild charge

zweilous lv56 hp176 atk127 def102 sp.atk91 sp.def110 speed 74

crunch
boby slam
dragon pulse
dragon rush

i dont have a 6th pokemon just now if you have a ideas who should i put as my 6th it would help
Good team!
Try brick break over metal claw on bisharp and acrobatics/ earthquake over ancient power for archeops.
thanks
 
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Re: Best Heart Gold Team Ever?

Sorry for not being able to reply for so long, something was wrong with my Username and all that good stuff.
I've actually formed a new team, keeping the starters and Ampharos, I've added Steelix and Mismagius. I considered a Jolteon, but Ampharos has always had a place in my heart.
 
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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



I usually go for more of an attack position, as I never have the paitence for a defensive advance.
 
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