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Need some team advising

Discussion in '3rd Gen RMT' started by spicynugs, Jun 20, 2014.

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  1. spicynugs

    spicynugs New Member

    Hello all,

    Had a random desire to play my Emerald from when I was a kid until I beat the game fully, up to the Battle Frontier. Complied a nice little team, and I wanna know what you all think of it. I also need some advice, regarding my last Pokemon. Here is my team currently, with 6 badges. Let me know what you think:

    ;282; Gardevoir (LV. 32) (Bold)

    Shadow Ball / Calm Mind / Psychic / Teleport (will be will-o-wisp)​

    ;256; Combusken (LV. 33) (Adamant)

    Bulk Up / Peck / Double Kick / Ember (will all change upon evolution)​

    ;342; Crawdaunt (LV. 32) (Calm)

    Surf / Bubblebeam (will be Waterfall) / Protect / Facade​

    ;305; Lairon (LV. 32) (Adamant)

    Iron Tail / Take Down / Rock Tomb / Strength​

    ;227; Skarmory (LV. 31) (will be Salamence once I can get a Bagon) (Rash)

    Steel Wing / Fly / Swift / Aerial Ace​

    That is my current team as of right now in Emerald. Changes are noted. I'd love for some feedback on the team and some criticism as to what I should and shouldn't do, moves I should erase or replace, et cetera. I'm not looking for a competitive, player-vs-player team, I'm just looking for something to beat the game with. In other words, I'm not looking for some tricked out EV trained Ninjask with all these complicated moves - just something to beat the AI with (which isn't that hard as it is).

    Now, that's 5/6: I'm currently torn on what I want to do with my 6th.

    Currently, my sixth is Lileep (LV. 37) (Gentle):

    Giga Drain / Confuse Ray / Amnesia / Ingrain (will be Ancientpower)​

    That covers my weakness to Water (sort of; water attacks do neutral damage to Lileep), but leaves Flying and Electric as uncovered. Hopefully I can remedy this by teaching Lairon Earthquake, but that still leaves Flying Pokemon to deal with. I want to be able to have all of my types covered, but I don't know if I should invest in a Lileep or go searching for an electric Pokemon that'll cover all of my types. Currently leaning towards discarding Lileep for another Pokemon but I'd love some outside input.

  2. arceus03

    arceus03 Well-Known Member

    Bold in comments. :D Note that I posted a final moveset, not a what-you-can-currently-get moveset. I won't bother commenting on the natures as well, since, well, you wouldn't change them anyway and you yourself said this is just to beat the AI.

    Lileep looks good. My Cradily had Solarbeam / AncientPower / Sludge Bomb / EQ in a weird attempt to make her a mixed attacker sort-of, but that's because I had a Sunny Day Castform and plus her moves add to the rest of my team's type coverage. Your only problem with him is going to be PP though, with Giga Drain and AncientPower both having 5 PP. I guess you can sit there and hope the opposing Pokemon smacks itself to death with confusion. Or have a back-up move with more PP (Return, maybe?). Whatever that works for you.

    You don't need an Electric Pokemon if you have Thunderbolt on Gardevoir. Rock Slide / Tomb on Aggron also deals with Flyers. And he resists them x4, unless you're facing a Pelipper which... well, isn't that common. Plus, having an Electric Pokemon will make half of your team weak to Ground which is... not good. And another reason is that you don't get a lot of choices of Electric in Emerald. Electrode, Minun, Plusle, Manectric and Magneton, all of which have limited movepool.

    Hope I helped. Cheers.
    Last edited: Jun 21, 2014
  3. spicynugs

    spicynugs New Member

    Much appreciated, man. Exactly what I was looking for. Cheers, thanks for the feedback!
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