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The In-Game Team Advice Thread

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

What's a good in-game moveset for Ampharos? I won't be using mine, I just want to level it up, and give it a good moveset. Also, Thunder Wave is a move I want it to know, so keep that in mind.
I use an Ampharos every time I play HG/SS, and this is the move set I prefer:

- Signal Beam
- Discharge
- Light Screen
- Cotton Spore

Signal Beam completely demolishes Psychic types, while Discharge is excellent against any Water type that isn't dual Water/Ground. Both moves utilize Ampharos's awesome Special Attack. Light Screen protects the rest of the team for five turns and Cotton Spore reduces the opponents' Speed stat. It does have 85% accuracy though. :/
Nice moveset, but you forgot the part where I said I want Thunder Wave apart of the moveset.
 
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Re: TAKE NOTE: All in-game teams go here.

Cotton Spore does the same job that T-Wave does, only not as well... @X-Strike;
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Cotton Spore does the same job that T-Wave does, only not as well... @X-Strike;
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I know that, but I want to use Thunder Wave. Is that a problem?

Anyway, to get back to on-topic, I'd like a moveset, for Ampharos. I will not be using her, and Thunder Wave must be apart of the set. I appreciate all suggestions.
 
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Re: TAKE NOTE: All in-game teams go here.

???

Use the set that has already been suggested, remove Cotton Spore, keep Thunder Wave.... I don't see the problem.
 
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???

Use the set that has already been suggested, remove Cotton Spore, keep Thunder Wave.... I don't see the problem.
I don't like Light Screen, what should it be replaced with? Forgot to mention that, I apologize.
 
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Re: TAKE NOTE: All in-game teams go here.

I don't like Light Screen, what should it be replaced with? Forgot to mention that, I apologize.
Well, on my Amphy, I ran
Discharge
T-Wave
Power Gem
Signal Beam
and I think I gave it Wise Glasses
 
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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?
 
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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.
I have:
(Firebreath) Lv. 36
Ember
Dig
Slash
Mega Punch
Team leader.

(King Nido) Lv. 30
Thunderbolt
Mega Punch
Rock Slide
Horn Drill
Firebreath's helper. If Firebreath is at a disatvantage, King Nido can come in battle.

(Gyarados) Lv. 30
BubbleBeam
Ice Beam
Dragon Rage
Water Gun
My water type and my soon-to-be Surfer.

(Flower) Lv. 29
Mega Drain
Sleep Powder
Acid
Cut
My Cut slave and the only grass type I have acess to currently.

(Punch) Lv. 30

Counter
Seismic Toss
Mega Punch
Agility
It's free, after all.
 
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My team took FOREVER to make but:

Pokemon:Aerodactyl
100
Male
Ability:pressure
Nature:Jolly
Moveset:
Tailwind
dragon claw
fly
rockslide
Item: Absorb Bulb

Blastoise (shiny)
100
female
torrent
modest
Hydro Pump
Water Spout
focus blast
ice beam
wacan berry

Lucario (shiny)
80
male
Steadfast
Hasty
Aura sphere
dark pulse
dragon pulse
heal pulse
dragon gem

ninetails (shiny)
100
female
drought
Clam
Overheat
solar beam
flame charge
dream eater
Grass gem

Yanmega
100
male
speed boost
naughty
hypnosis
silver wind
anceint power
dream eater
Charti berry

Smeargle
51
male
own tempo
timid
Subsitute
Aqua ring
Lock-on
sheer cold
quick claw
 
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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.
I have:
(Firebreath) Lv. 36
Ember
Dig
Slash
Mega Punch
Team leader.

(King Nido) Lv. 30
Thunderbolt
Mega Punch
Rock Slide
Horn Drill
Firebreath's helper. If Firebreath is at a disatvantage, King Nido can come in battle.

(Gyarados) Lv. 30
BubbleBeam
Ice Beam
Dragon Rage
Water Gun
My water type and my soon-to-be Surfer.

(Flower) Lv. 29
Mega Drain
Sleep Powder
Acid
Cut
My Cut slave and the only grass type I have acess to currently.

(Punch) Lv. 30

Counter
Seismic Toss
Mega Punch
Agility
It's free, after all.
I would suggest a Psychic type probably. And it would need a ghost type move like shadowball because your team has 3 weaknesses to psychic. Here's a team builder to make it easier: Pokemon.Marriland.com - Diamond / Pearl Team Builder
 
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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.
I have:
(Firebreath) Lv. 36
Ember
Dig
Slash
Mega Punch
Team leader.

(King Nido) Lv. 30
Thunderbolt
Mega Punch
Rock Slide
Horn Drill
Firebreath's helper. If Firebreath is at a disatvantage, King Nido can come in battle.

(Gyarados) Lv. 30
BubbleBeam
Ice Beam
Dragon Rage
Water Gun
My water type and my soon-to-be Surfer.

(Flower) Lv. 29
Mega Drain
Sleep Powder
Acid
Cut
My Cut slave and the only grass type I have acess to currently.

(Punch) Lv. 30

Counter
Seismic Toss
Mega Punch
Agility
It's free, after all.
I would suggest a Psychic type probably. And it would need a ghost type move like shadowball because your team has 3 weaknesses to psychic. Here's a team builder to make it easier: Pokemon.Marriland.com - Diamond / Pearl Team Builder

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.
 
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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
Ability: Overgrow
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
Ability: Levitate
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"
Item: Charcoal
Ability: Pressure
Move 1: Sacred Fire
Move 2: Fire Blast
Move 3: Fly
Move 4: Extrasensory
 
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After countless amounts of breeding, this is my team (not in order):

Crobat @Leftovers
Moves: Hypnosis, Super Fang, Toxic, Brave Bird
Nature: Jolly

Infernape @Focus Sash
Moves: Swords Dance, Firepunch, Thunderpunch, Close Combat
Nature: Adament

Claydol @Light Clay
Moves: Reflect, Light Screen, Explosion, Stealth Rock
Nature: Bold

Garchomp @Yache Berry
Moves: Swords Dance, Earthquake, Fire Fang, Outrage
Nature: Jolly

Jolteon
Moves: Shadow Ball, Thunderbolt, Nasty Plot, Thunder Wave
Nature: Modest

Dusknoir @Leftovers
Moves: Shadow Sneak, Seismic Toss, Wil 'O Wisp, Pain Split
Nature: Impish
 
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Re: TAKE NOTE: All in-game teams go here.

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.
I have:
(Firebreath) Lv. 36
Ember
Dig
Slash
Mega Punch
Team leader.

(King Nido) Lv. 30
Thunderbolt
Mega Punch
Rock Slide
Horn Drill
Firebreath's helper. If Firebreath is at a disatvantage, King Nido can come in battle.

(Gyarados) Lv. 30
BubbleBeam
Ice Beam
Dragon Rage
Water Gun
My water type and my soon-to-be Surfer.

(Flower) Lv. 29
Mega Drain
Sleep Powder
Acid
Cut
My Cut slave and the only grass type I have acess to currently.

(Punch) Lv. 30

Counter
Seismic Toss
Mega Punch
Agility
It's free, after all.
I would suggest a Psychic type probably. And it would need a ghost type move like shadowball because your team has 3 weaknesses to psychic. Here's a team builder to make it easier: Pokemon.Marriland.com - Diamond / Pearl Team Builder

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.
Never mind. I got Snorlax and replaced Hitmonchan with Zapdos. I ended up winning the Pokemon league with my highest level 53!
 
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Current team from my HeartGold:

GENGAR (Holds Amulet Coin) Lv 42

Shadow Ball
Hypnosis
Thunderbolt
Dream Eater

TYPHLOSION (Holds Charcoal) Lv 42

Flamethrower
Lava Plume
Cut
Headbutt

LAPRAS (Holds Mystic Water) Lv 41

Thunderbolt
Ice Beam
Surf
Body Slam

RAIKOU (Holds Magnet) Lv 41

Thunderbolt
Spark
Quick Attack
Reflect
 
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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)
Energy Ball
Hidden Power (Rock)
Leaf Storm
Toxic

Volcarona ♂ (Nature: Bold, Ability: Flame Body)
Bug Buzz
Fiery Dance
SolarBeam
Fly

Galvantula ♂ (Nature: Modest, Ability: Compoundeyes)
Bug Buzz
Thunder
Energy Ball
Thunder Wave

Crustle ♂ (Nature: Adamant, Ability: Shell Armor)
X-Scissor
Rock Slide
Earthquake
Aerial Ace

Beartic ♂ (Nature: Jolly, Ability: Snow Cloak)
Ice Punch
Brick Break
Surf
Aerial Ace

Carracosta ♂ (Nature: Adamant, Ability: Solid Rock)
Waterfall
Rock Slide
Earthquake
Aqua Jet

Thanks in advance, Pokémon experts!
 
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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

Main PKMN:
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:spin:
 
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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!
 
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Re: TAKE NOTE: All in-game teams go here.

quick question. a slightly competitive PBR team for Colosseum research counts as in-game right?

if it does then here:
so i'm making a team for PBR (that counts as a in-game team right?) i'm mostly using it to get info for the PBR walkthrough and articles on bulbapedia, but i want to see how far i can get without throwing Gator or Burner in their, so i want to make the team decent. so far i have :


Imagine @something (haven't figured out items yet)
something that lowers speed (i haven't actually breed/caught these yet)
Limber
- Transform

(Ditto, so he can only have that)


Giant Pig @something
i have no idea
Hoping for Oblivious
-Earthquake
-Ice Fang
-Toxic
-Stealth Rock

(This is the only guy who doesn't have to keep a move on his set, as he's just gonna be used to KO things once i steal their item and copy their moves. i am very flexible with his set, but would like to keep EQ. if i don't get Oblivious, i'm going to keep breeding till i do, as i don't plan on having snow on this team.)


Now You Can't @something
Sp./Defense
Color Change
-Secret Power
-Trick Room
-Aqua Tail
-Flash

(Secret power stays on, Trick room makes it so that i'm going to try for all 00 speed IVs, along with natures that decrease speed, so i'll be practicly certain to strike first)



Star Me @something
Sp Atk. boosting
Natural Cure
-Camouflage
-Surf
-Thunderbolt
-Recover

( she's probs going to end up kinda like Mamoswine, KOing everything, but Camouflage stays)



Allema (don't ask) @something
*shrug*
Swift swim if no trick room, rain dish if yes trick room
-Nature Power
-Rain Dance
-Grass Knot
-Ice Beam

(*shrug* i have no comment. this guy is really just there for nature power.if i go with this guy instead of shriftry, i'm probs going to have Luxray on instead of Absol )



Disaster @something
something boosting, might go with neutral
Super Luck
-Thief
-Night Slash
-Psycho Cut
-Will-O-Wisp

(this guys my "item finder", so if he has a item, it needs to be something that is USED UP, preferably at the beginning. willing to switch with a Luxray)



Leaf Wind @something

Early Bird
-Nature Power
-Dig
-Silver Wind
-Brick Break

here's the Shiftry that i might switch the ludicolo with



RentingRoar @something

Rivalry
-Thief
-Thunder Fang
-Spark
-Thunder Wave


here's the Luxray i might switch Absol with this guys my "item finder", so if he has a item, it needs to be something that is USED UP, preferably at the beginning


All of these are going to be breed on SS, but i have access to DPPt too, help flushing out move sets, deciding natures, and items would be greatly appreciated
 
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