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My custom Gen 3 Grass-type Gym Leader team: is it any good?

Discussion in '3rd Gen RMT' started by appelpower, Sep 14, 2014.

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  1. appelpower

    appelpower Sinnoh Champion

    Hello everyone,

    I've recently started making my own Gym Leader teams. This one is the one I like best, and I'd like to know if it's any good.

    It's a Grass-type Gym in Hoenn. It's the second or third gym. The game mechanics (e.g. physical-special split) are therefore Gen 3 too. All of these Pokémon have Leech Seed, because that would be the reward TM. Not that it's a TM, but let's imagine it is, shall we?

    Without further ado, here's the team:

    ;285; Shroomish
    Ability: Effect Spore
    Level: 16
    - Mega Drain
    - Headbutt
    - Leech Seed
    - Stun Spore

    The first Pokémon to be sent out. Shroomish, while not particularly threatening, is a nuisance. It's got that annoying Effect Spore ability, which, alongside Stun Spore and surprisingly good bulk, is a good way to annoy opponents. Aside from that, there's Headbutt for (minor) damage, Mega Drain for healing and STAB, and Leech Seed for reward TM usage.

    ;274; Nuzleaf
    Ability: Chlorophyll
    Level: 17
    - Bullet Seed
    - Feint Attack
    - Leech Seed
    - Nature Power

    The second Pokémon to be sent out. Definitely more powerful than Shroomish. Being more offensively-minded, Nuzleaf hits surprisingly hard with Faint Attack. Bullet Seed is the only non-OP Grass STAB available at this level (aside from the pathetic Absorb). It's not a particularly powerful move, but it's decent enough against Marshtomp users. Leech Seed is mandatory. Nature Power turns into Swift inside the Gym building, making it a fairly reliable and unique coverage move and filler.

    ;357; Tropius @ Sitrus Berry
    Ability: Chlorophyll/Thick Fat
    Level: 19
    - Razor Leaf
    - Stomp
    - Leech Seed
    - Recycle

    The last and most powerful Pokémon to be sent out. This is the Gym Leader's signature Pokémon. With its fantastic bulk, it can stay in for a long time. For attacking, it has powerful Razor Leaf STAB (with a high crit rate) and annoying flinchy Stomp for coverage. Leech Seed is once again mandatory, but this time, it's useful, considering Tropius' bulk and stalling capabilities. Recycle is illegal, but a nice replacement for the Harvest ability in Gen 5, which is what this Pokémon is all about. With Recycle, it gets its Sitrus Berry back, restoring 30 HP (about 40% of its health; Sitrus Berry didn't restore 25% until Gen IV onwards) when its HP drops below 50%. The ability choice depends on whether you want it to be legal or difficult to defeat. While Thick Fat makes sense, given Tropius' size, I think it's difficult enough to defeat with Chlorophyll.

    So, what do you think?
    Last edited: Sep 20, 2014
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