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Emerald "Under Appreciated" Challenge

Discussion in '3rd Gen RMT' started by SonicSceptile, Dec 2, 2012.

  1. SonicSceptile

    SonicSceptile Elite Strategist

    This is a team I've been tweaking for some time now. This is a playthrough of Emerald with Pokemon which either never seem to get much respect or get so much respect I'm curious how good they really are. Also, three of these are a nod towards a certain LPer. Just looking for suggestions, no egg moves or BF moves thanks.

    ;257;Blaziken @ ???
    Ability: Blaze
    Blaze Kick / Flamethrower
    Double Kick / Sky Uppercut
    Bulk Up

    This is the one Gen III starter I've never finished the game with. I always seem to lose interest round about Fortree, so hopefully this time that won't happen. This set depends on whether or not I can get Flamethrower without having to trade or use the game corner.

    ;272;Ludicolo @ Shell Bell / Quick Claw
    Ability: Rain Dish???
    Fake Out
    Giga Drain
    Surf / Waterfall
    Ice Beam

    Not too sure about this guy. Going to get Ice Beam early to try and spread the damage outside of Astonish and Absorb... stingy movesets...

    ;289;Slaking @ Silk Scarf
    Ability: Truant
    Hyper Beam
    Brick Break
    Return / Strength

    This. Slaking is -from what I've heard- near legendary. Insanely high attack with a crippling ability. Hyper Beam completely nulifies the ability when used. :)

    ;169;Crobat @ Leftovers / Shell Bell
    Ability: Inner Focus
    Sludge Bomb
    Air Cutter / Steel Wing

    Not too sure where to go with this. May use AC for more damage or SW for more coverage and Defense.

    ;082;Magneton @ ???
    Ability: Magnet Pull??
    ThunderBolt / Zap Cannon
    Thunder Wave
    Tri Attack / Lock On
    Supersonic / Hyper Beam

    Really unsure of this. I really want to use Magneton, but this is the best I could think of. Any Ideas?

    ;356;Dusclops @
    Ability: Pressure
    Shadow Punch / Shadow Ball
    Will-O-Wisp / Toxic
    Confuse Ray / Disable

    This guy could make or break this team. If I end up not giving him Shadow Ball, I could probably give it to Slaking.

    Thanks for your help guys!
  2. LimeSoda

    LimeSoda Well-Known Member

    Choice Specs on Slaking I'd say
  3. Quantum1024

    Quantum1024 Flaming Death

    Choice Specs did not exist yet, and would be completely useless in this set before the physical/special split. You should be thinking of Choice Band. Hyper Beam is not good for Slaking because it will prevent you from switching out during the idling move. Return would be a better choice: It would give you time to give Slaking a Full Restore before it gets killed.
  4. Quantum1024

    Quantum1024 Flaming Death

    More advice: Do not evolve your Lotad until it is level 31, when it learns Rain Dance. It will be perfect with your Rain Dish ability. Magneton is perfect with Magnet Pull, as it will destroy any Skarmorys that attempt to set up on the rest of the team. Due to the low Attack stat of Magneton, Hyper Beam is highly NOT recommended. Use Metal Sound instead.

    Recommended Moveset (I am not good in suggesting held items)

    Magneton @ ???
    Ability: Magnet Pull
    Thunder Wave
    Tri Attack
    Metal Sound

    Metal Sound is a better alternative to the inaccurate Supersonic or the unreliable Hyper Beam.

    Slaking @ Silk Scarf
    Ability: Truant
    Shadow Ball
    Brick Break

    You will need a way to troll the Ghost types that try to switch in.

    Ludicolo @ Shell Bell
    Ability: Rain Dish / Swift Swim
    Rain Dance
    Giga Drain
    Surf / Hydro Pump
    Ice Beam

    Surf has more power than Waterfall in Emerald. If power is an issue, you can use Hydro Pump instead. Focus Sash did not exist yet, so Fake Out is not so necessary. Quick Claw tends to be unreliable, and if you want the extra speed, you should get a Swift Swim Lotad instead.

    Blaziken @ ???
    Ability: Blaze
    Blaze Kick / Flamethrower
    Sky Uppercut
    Bulk Up

    This is my favorite starter, even though I have progressed to Gen 5 by now. Sky Uppercut is a great move that Blaziken can use. Double Kick is lacking in power, and besides, Focus Sashes did not exist back then.

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