Rate my PKMN team

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Jun 17, 2009

Rate my PKMN team by R2DJ at 11:19 PM (2,352 Views / 0 Likes) 26 replies

  1. R2DJ
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    I haven't been in the Pokemon since 2003 (Silver being the last game finished, Sapphire being the last game played) and I just played Platinum. Once again, I'm in a collecting mission and this time around, it's easier as there's GTS and Wi-Fi communication, which is a big plus. Anyways, please rate my team.

    NOTE: I haven't played Pokemon that much for a long time so I have no clue about EV training and the other new features. I prefer the old school breeding.

    All PKMN are Level 60

    Torterra (Grass/Ground) - Cut, Solarbeam, Sunny Day, Earthquake
    Gengar (Ghost/Poison)- Hypnosis, Mean Look, Psychic, Shadow Ball
    Floatzel (Water) - Surf, Ice Beam, Crunch, Razor Wind
    Staraptor (Normal/Flying) - Fly, Brave Bird, Close Combat, Take Down
    Lucario (Fighting/Steel) - Aura Sphere, Dragon Pulse, Thunderpunch, Strength
    Flareon (Fire) - Rock Smash, Flamethrower, Fire Blast, Bite

    From what I can remember, all of my Pokemon are holding items that enhance the attacks of the same type i.e. Lucario holding something that enhances Electric moves since he has Thunderpunch.

    Moves in italics are moves that I want to replace since a) I have caught every catchable legendary PKMNs out there and b) I don't use them that much.

    I will also take suggestions of which moves to replace. If you do, please suggest why is it for the better.
     


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    This is in the wrong section.
     
  3. Vincent T

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    ^ Not really, this is in the Tips, and he's asking for tips. So this is in the right section. For the Pokemon rating, I have't playeed much Pokemon lately, but I used to be a big fan. So, I guess those are pretty good attacks, I guess.
     
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    *flexes muscle*

    Gengar is awesome. One of the few Pokémon from the first generation that still kicks major arse. I would, however, suggest reworking his entire moveset. Ice Punch, Focus Punch, Substitute and Fire Punch. Serebii is quite right when they say Gengar can be used to crush many overused Pokémon like Skarmony and Tyranitar. I don't know why you have Tortera, Floatzel, Staraptor or Flareon, however. If nothing, Staraptor needs to be replaced by Skarmony, Flareon with Houndoom, Floatzel with Gyarados and Torterra with Garchomp.

    If you would like, I'd happily throw in new movesets for the replacements.
     
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    Very true. Gengar is l33t. Since I got all catchable Legendaries now, I'll abandon the "catcher" Gengar for the "striker" Gengar.

    I have been given a wake-up call in the Trainer Cafe. The rest of the team died. I'll take your advice.

    I knew I should have gotten a Magikarp from the start. Thanks [​IMG]

    Still taking advice...

    P.S. I'm considering the following PKMN, simply because I wanted to have them since the past games but can't.

    Metagross, Flygon, Gorebyss, Wailmer, Tyranitar, Exploud, Gallade.
     
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    I need some help with my team. I got tons of pokemon I'd consider "team material" and I've been messing with the change up.

    Staraptor - Aerial Ace, Take Down, Fly, Close Combat

    Leafeon - Energy Ball, Solar Beam, Iron Tail, Dig

    Miltank - Earthquake, Iron tail, Body Slam, Zen Headbutt

    Scizor - X-Scissor, Aerial Ace, Giga Impact, Iron Head

    Gabite - Stone Edge, Iron Tail, Dragon Claw, Earthquake

    Alakazam - Focus Blast , Energy Ball, Thunderbolt, Psychic


    I'm still working on the hold-items since I'm still training them so any advice on the team or moveset is appreciated.
     
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    Great stuff R2DJ, nice to see that someone doesn't just fill their party with legendaries.


    Gamesoul: get rid of that Leafeon [​IMG] , your better off with a Tottera or something, but you'll be sacrificing some speed.
     
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    I've been using Venusaur before Leafeon and I've been looking for a Torterra for some time now. After I put up a few offers I'll have to substitute Venusaur in for now.
     
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    R2DJ: I'm not sure how competitive you're going into, but, to be perfectly honest, your team is pretty bad. (Sorry! D:)
    You should stay away from all HM moves except Surf and Waterfall in general, but this looks like an in-game party so they can stay. If I were to change the moves, I would make it so that each Pokemon has its own specialty. Gengar, Flareon, and maybe Lucario should specialize in only SPATK moves and Torterra, Floatzel, and Starraptor should focus on only physical attack moves. Also, you may want to consider bringing in one or two defensive or supportive Pokemon. These can benefit your team in the long run. Some commonly used defensive Pokemon are Blissey, Skarmory, Suicune, and Fortress.

    GameSoul: Your party is decent. Just try to vary your attack types more.
    Staraptor - Get rid of Fly and Takedown and replace them with different attacks. May I recommend Brave Bird?
    Leafeon - It should specialize in SPATK so take out Iron Tail and Dig. Also, Solarbeam's use of two turns just isn't worth it.
    Miltank - Miltank is mostly a defensive Pokemon but if you want to make it an offensive attacker, get rid of Iron Tail. Its accuracy is too low to be useful. Try Gyro Ball maybe?
    Scizor - Giga Impact gives your opponent a free turn. Not a good idea.
    Gabite - Get rid of Iron Tail. Besides that, it looks good.
    Alakazam - Good enough.
     
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    Staraptor, Get U-Turn and switch it with Take down. And just as someone just said... Brave Bird is awesomee!
    Leafeon... Either teach it Sunny Day or get someone else on your team to learn Sunny Day.
    Miltank... Nothing to say. It is good as is.
    Scizor needs to get rid of Giga Impact. But what to add...?
    Gabite should be a Garchomp xDD. Once it is a Garchomp, take Dragon Claw out for Draco Meteor or for temporary reasons, but Dragon Pulse
    Alakazam, that move set is what pretty much most Alakazam's have... Nothing to say.
     
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    Thanks for the advice everyone and btw Zero, my Leafeon has 114 Atk compared to his 67 SPATK [​IMG]
     
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    Alright. I changed my team's moves and this is the result. Please rate. I taught them moves to counter their weaknesses.

    Torterra (Grass/Ground) - CutFacade, SolarbeamWood Hammer, Sunny DayRock Slide, Earthquake
    Gengar (Ghost/Poison)- HypnosisThunderbolt, Mean LookEnergy Ball, Psychic, Shadow Ball
    Floatzel (Water) - Surf, Ice Beam, Crunch, Razor Wind, Dig
    Staraptor (Normal/Flying) - Fly, Brave BirdU-Turn, Close Combat, Take DownSteel Wing
    Lucario (Fighting/Steel) - Aura Sphere, Dragon PulsePsychic, Thunderpunch, StrengthWater Pulse
    Flareon (Fire) - Rock SmashDig, Flamethrower, Fire Blast, BiteShadow Ball

    So far I am happy with the diversity of my team's moves.
     
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    What about my pokemon here...

    Lucario - Aura Sphere, Earthquake, Psychic, Dragon Pulse
     
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    It's okay to use non-overused Pokemon. You kept the one OU on his team, then told him to replace every non- with the same overplayed bullshit. Use all of those Pokemon myself, and Skarmory, Garchomp and Gyrados can be taken out more easily than you'd think. Ask Bellossom and Masquerain.

    Also, just, please don't give advice. Your tips can be summed up in a peek at Smogon's top tier list.
     
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    i have 2 questions
    1. is there a move deleter in d/p/pt to get rid of moves? and...

    2. is there a list of which pkmn are in which tier?

    Now onto my advice, me personally, i used beneficially multityped pokemon with good stats and iv.

    torterra(if u know how to use him), Blaziken, Metagross(and not just for steel attacks) have strong offense and decent defence, blaziken- atk and spd

    the others are single typed but have good attack to counter their weaknesses
    Staraptor(close combat), Wailord(bounce) and pikachu(because im a fan of the japanese ver. show)
     
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    1: Im sure there is, dont remember where, though

    2: http://www.smogon.com/dp/tiers/
     
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    for youuu my friend, if you plan to play people online, i would just get rid of the Gabite right now, bcuz people consider that an 'uber' bcuz of its base stats.

    Staraptor - Aerial Ace, Take Down, Fly, Close Combat
    ~same as above, haven't seen this a lot so can't help from experience.
    Leafeon - Energy Ball, Solar Beam, Iron Tail, Dig
    ~i dont know why you gave your Leafeon Special type attacks, it has lower SP.A than ATTACK.
    ~change engery ball ->swords dance?
    ~soloar bear ->leaf blade for STAB (same type attack bonus)
    ~iron tail -> quick attack (so you can do some damg b4 you die) OR return
    ~dig-> sythesis/x-scissor, up to you on this oe.
    item: leftovers/lifeorb
    Miltank - Earthquake, Iron tail, Body Slam, Zen Headbutt
    ~i would make your miltank a tank/lead to set up stealth rocks, and as for moves,
    ~ Heal Bell
    ~ Milk Drink
    ~ Stealth Rock
    ~ Body Slam
    item: leftovers
    Scizor - X-Scissor, Aerial Ace, Giga Impact, Iron Head
    ~x-scizssor can be replced by u-turn if you want
    ~bullet punch for STAB
    ~brick break/swords dance
    ~pursuit/roost
    items:leftovers/life orb if you want to use the moveset that's on the left, but if you want to use all attacks choice band.
    Gabite - Stone Edge, Iron Tail, Dragon Claw, Earthquake
    stated above, but change iron tail and put in a fire move?
    Alakazam - Focus Blast , Energy Ball, Thunderbolt, Psychic
    this one is okay cept maybe change energy ball -> icebeam? up to you

    hope this helps you guys~ and hopefully we can battle soemtime [​IMG]
     
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    I changed my team's moveset. You critiqued on the old moves.
     
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    kk, you going to do EV training too?
     
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    My Leafeon has better ATK than SPATK which is why I gave it Atk-based moves.



    Can anyone doing a quick rating on my Mismagius?

    Mismagius - Psychic, Dark Pulse, Thunderbolt, Shadow Ball
     

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