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Pokémon Sword & Shield Team Discussion Thread

Discussion in 'Pokémon Sword & Shield Discussion' started by PrinceOfFacade, Jun 5, 2019.

  1. dss_live

    dss_live Water and Fairy-type master

    After much consideration, i changed my teams again^^ needed to make them look good together. So had to do a lot of mix-matching to get them just right.

    From left to right: shield team - third version/playthrough team - Sword team

  2. shoz999

    shoz999 Sonic's the name! Speed's my game!

    You know I might reconsider the doggo for another team later. Thinking about Morpeko. I like his design but I like the doggo's design better. I think it's probably more because I can relate to the little guy which is weird because I don't usually consider relatability a factor in choosing a Pokemon for myself.
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  3. Bryon

    Bryon Moveset Comp Judge

    In terms of the team discussion, I keep thinking it depends on which starter I would get, and if I wanna go with just Galar exclusive Pokémon or go out of my way to mix and match. But I'm sure I can have some good ideas regarding that too :D
  4. PrinceOfFacade

    PrinceOfFacade Ghost-Type Master

    Oh my god, I have not thought about nicknames yet.

    Perhaps I should choose a theme that fits the UK. Maybe Harry Potter characters. lol I haven't done that one yet.
  5. Reinhardt

    Reinhardt Well-Known Member

    Pretty much the only nicknames I've settled on are "Nevermore" for Corviknight, "Rarity" for Galarian Ponyta and
    "Cadbury" for Rillaboom, in reference to a TV ad for Cadbury chocolate that featured a gorilla playing the drums to Phil Collins' In the Air Tonight.
  6. Erron Black

    Erron Black The Outlaw

    Intelleon (Espionage)
    Bolthund (Breaker)
    Appletun (Shizuka)
    Grimmsnarl (Azog)
    Copperajah (Verdigris)
    Frosmoth (Mei)

    Cinderace (Smolderdash)
    Corviknight (Caeldori)
    Toxitricity (Nirvana)
    Alcremie (Periwinkle)
    Obstagoon (Pantera)
    Dragapult (Deathbringer)
  7. EpsilonEagle

    EpsilonEagle Active Member

    What I'm thinking of using, not incredibly balanced but hey.

    1: Corvinknight.
    2: Dugtrio(Or maybe Excadrill )
    3: Ludicolo (Or maybe Drednaw especially if there is an evolved form of it. Would have liked Kabutops, Omastar or Carracosta but looks like they didn't mak the cut. Considering the Champion's main Pokemon Water/Rock would be usefull)
    4: Hydreigon (Possibly Kommo-O instead)
    5: Mimikyu
    6: Dragapult(Or if I turn out to not think it's that great, might switch for Kommo O)

    So yeah, Kommo-O is in with the chance of replacing one of the two dragons. Really want to give Dragapult a chance.
    If Kommo-O replaces Dragapult that will up Excadrill's chance of replacing Dugtrio. Two with a double weakness to Fairy would make another steel usefull.
  8. Confirmed:

    Starter (undecided)


    Galarian Corsola (and its evolution)

    I originally had Galarian Rapidash under "Maybe", but that was taken off the list for sharing the exact same typing with Hatterene.

    Indeedee appears to be the Chansey/Audino equivalent for this generation, which means the stats or movepool could be rather subpar.

    I may have to potentially consider some additional options for the "Maybe" section, in the event that some of my potential options right now have poor stats or movepool. I do have to factor in typing as a consideration to avoid too much typing overlap, especially when it comes to weaknesses. So that is yet another reason to expand my list of potential options.
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  9. Arcticwolf10

    Arcticwolf10 Well-Known Member

    [my team
    Cindrace (Starter) (Fire)
    Obstagoon (Normal/Dark)
    GRapidash (Psychic/Fairy
    Corviknight (Flying/Steel)

    Still debating

    Bolton (Electric) or Toxtricity (Poison/Electric)

    Frosmoth (Bug/Ice) or Dragapult (Dragon/Ghost) or Appletun (Grass/Dragon) /SPOILER]
  10. Jostru

    Jostru Member

    This is the team I'm planning on using, though this may change quite a little. Before my first play through of X/Y and Sun/Moon I also planned on using a certain team, but this changed quite a bit due to certain Pokemon appearing very late in game and getting attached to certain others in the meantime.

    Cinderace (Fire)
    Corviknight (Flying/Steel)
    Grimmsnarl (Dark/Fairy)
    Drednaw (Rock/Water)
    Toxitricity (Poison/Electric)
    Dragapult (Ghost/Dragon)

    There are a lot of other pokémon I like this Gen, but I plan on using during my second (or even third) playthrough. But as I said, my initial team could change quite a bit depending on when these guys are encountered. Especially
    could be replaced and used in one of my later playthroughs.
  11. Nacreous

    Nacreous Fire trainer

    I'll use:

    The fire centipede
    Mimikyu(one of my faves)
    Maybe the Ice Moth
  12. Ignition

    Ignition I change these way too often

    Funnily enough, I'm considering the exact same team as you
  13. PanchamSquirtle

    PanchamSquirtle Well-Known Member

    I always rotate a team of 12 in my 1st play through of a new region game.

    Here is my team:
    Sobble -> Sizzle -> Intelleon
    Rookidee -> Corvisquire -> Corviknight
    Snom -> Frosmoth
    Toxel -> Toxtricity
    Impodimp -> Morgrem -> Grimmsnarl
    Clobbopus -> Grapploct
    Dreepy -> Drakloak -> Dragapult
    Applin -> Appletun
    Sizzlipede -> Centiskorch
    (Galarian) Mr. Mime -> Mr. Rime
  14. TheoS

    TheoS Member

    My rotation team:

    I will probably use other ghosts before completing this team since some of them seem to be rather late game.

    The last mainline game that I played was Pokemon White, so I am very happy to be able to recreate my team from that game (had only 4 members).
  15. Fairy Queen

    Fairy Queen Lover of the Fairy type

    I think I am gonna run an Ice type team this time:

    Frosmoth (Bug/Ice)
    Eiscue (Ice)
    Mr. Rime (Psychic/Ice)
    Mamoswine (Ice/Ground)
    Vanilluxe (Ice)
    Gigantamax Lapras (Water/Ice)
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  16. Hobnail Boot

    Hobnail Boot New Member

    Well since none of my favorites made it in
    RIP Girafarig, Zebstrika, Empolean, Toucannon, Infernape, Dodrio, Krookodile...
    , I'm going to have to choose a whole new team for the first time in generations. I'm thinking of going with
    Rillaboom, Copperajah
    , Mandibuzz (whose design I've always liked, just that high evolution level ugh)... and that's about all I got so far.
  17. Det. Viper

    Det. Viper That’s Detective Viper to you

    So I have been keeping up with the leaks and spoilers of what Pokémon are in game but I never really sat down and thought about what Pokémon I would end up using during my play through. Since I have no idea when during the game some Pokémon would be available it’s hard to actually decide what to use. A Galar regional variant would be fun to use. Which one will depend on if I choose Sword or Shield as my main game. Other than that I think I would choose Scorbunny as my starter since I usually go for the fire starters and also redeem the Jangmo-o code and likely have a Kommo-o in my final team.
  18. After considering the options of new Pokemon for a bit, I'm gonna go with:

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  19. LePetitMeow

    LePetitMeow Well-Known Member

    Oh boy, the team-building has been kinda hard this year for me... I'm a "traditionalist" in the sense that I like to really only use THAT generation's Pokemon on my initial playthrough, and there are quite a few new Pokemon that have my attention...

    But I've settled on...

    -Cinderace [Fire]
    -Eldegoss [Grass]
    -Drednaw [Water/Rock]
    -Bolthund [Electric]
    -Frosmoth [Ice/Bug]
    -Galarian Rapidash [Psychic/Fairy]

    -Rillaboom [Grass]
    -Arctovish [Water/Dragon]
    -Centiskorch [Fire/Bug]
    -Toxtricity [Poison/Electric]
    -Copperajah [Steel]
    -Mr. Rime [Psychic/Ice]
  20. JensV95

    JensV95 Member

    Quite difficult to make a playthrough team when a bunch of good mons are around. Since i'm traditional in using only new Pokémon my current team is gonna be
    Frosmoth Corviknight Dragapult Grapploct Bolthund

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