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Pokémon Sword & Shield Team Discussion Thread

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

  1. Julia Artemis

    Julia Artemis Well-Known Member

    Probably going to get Sword eventually but my Shield team thus far will be
    Inteleon
    Greedent
    Appletun
    Centiskorch
    Arctozolt
    Purrserker
    obviously can change but that's what most likely my team will be
     
  2. Ultra Beast Lover

    Ultra Beast Lover Well-Known Member

    Ugh, just realized, I don't have anything for normal types. I want to do the four Pokemon challenge, I'm going to have Sobble, Corviknight, Yamper, and Mimikyu. Sobble will take care of flying, grass, dragon, ground, rock, and fire. Corviknight takes care of rock, ice, fairy, fighting, bug, and grass. Mimikyu takes care of fighting, dragon, dark, ghost, psychic, and poison if I get psychic soon enough. Yamper probably gets fang moves because it's a dog, most doggos get fang moves so that takes care of flying, water, ghost, psychic, ground, grass, dragon, bug, and steel. I've got every type covered except normal, any suggestions?
     
  3. Julia Artemis

    Julia Artemis Well-Known Member

    There are a few new fighting pokemon so you can use that. We dont have stats yet for Sirfetch'd but Grabloct seems pretty cool with its signature move but it's kind of slow
     
  4. TwilightBlade

    TwilightBlade Well-Known Member

    I'm not 100% sure about my Shield team yet since I still need time to digest the new Pokemon, but I'm leaning on choosing Scorbunny as my starter Pokemon and I'm almost convinced that I'll use a Drednaw as well. So that's two down and four to go.
     
  5. WhiteBlair

    WhiteBlair Reporting on-duty in Galar.

    I plan to train all Pokémon in rotation, but I finally came up with my main team mates for each version:

    Inteleon, Corviknight, Obstagoon, Toxtricity, Grimmsnarl, Dragapult.

    Cinderace, Galarian Rapidash, Hatterene, Milotic, Frosmoth, Alcremie or Eiscue.
     
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  6. Everlasting

    Everlasting Everything stays.

    I've finally settled for 6 Pokémon I will be using in my Pokémon Shield playthrough!

    Cinderace ♀ (Fire)
    Corviknight ♂ (Flying/Steel)
    Eldegoss ♀ (Grass)
    Dubwool ♀ (Normal)
    Pincurchin ♂ (Electric)
    Appletun ♂ (Grass/Dragon)
    When the type distribution is awful you know it's genuine! :D
     
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  7. dss_live

    dss_live Water and Fairy-type master

    Okay, so with the new datamined info, my fairy squad is an actual possibility. Team in spoiler tag :

    G.rapidash, A.Ninetales, Hatterene, Gardevoire, Primarina, Sylveon
     
  8. Autobot N

    Autobot N Autobot

    So, with all of the datamined encounter tables revealed, I have adjusted my team
    Rillaboom
    Mew
    Sirfetch'd
    Copperjah
    G-Darmanitan
    Runerigus

    I feel like I've got pretty solid type coverage. My main weakness is Fire, but Mew (I'll probably teach it Surf) and my Ground-type should be able to handle it well.
     
  9. BCVM22

    BCVM22 Well-Known Member

    After careful studying of the datamined base stats and learnsets:

    Inteleon (Water)
    Snipe Shot/Surf (Water) (Fire, Ground, Rock)
    Ice Beam (Ice) (Grass, Ground, Flying, Dragon)
    Dark Pulse (Dark) (Psychic, Ghost)
    Air Slash (Flying) (Grass, Fighting, Bug)
    COVERAGE AGAINST: [Fire, Ground, Rock], Grass, Flying, Dragon, Psychic, Ghost, Fighting, Bug
    WEAK AGAINST: Electric, Grass

    Bolthund (Electric)
    Thunderbolt (Electric) (Water, Flying)
    Crunch (Dark) (Psychic, Ghost)
    Fire Fang (Fire) (Grass, Ice, Bug)
    Play Rough (Fairy) (Dark, Fighting, Dragon)
    COVERAGE AGAINST: [Flying, Water], Psychic, Ghost, Grass, Ice, Bug, Dark, Fighting, Dragon
    WEAK AGAINST: Ground

    Hatterene (Psychic/Fairy)
    Psychic (Psychic) (Fighting, Poison)
    Dazzling Gleam (Fairy) (Dark, Fighting, Dragon)
    Shadow Ball (Ghost) (Ghost, Psychic)
    Giga Drain (Grass) (Water, Rock, Ground)
    COVERAGE AGAINST: [Fighting, Poison, Dark, Dragon], Ghost, Psychic, Water, Rock, Ground
    WEAK AGAINST: Poison, Ghost, Steel

    Centiskorch (Bug/Fire)
    Fire Lash (Fire) (Bug, Grass, Ice, Steel)
    Lunge (Bug) (Grass, Psychic, Dark)
    Crunch (Dark) (Ghost, Psychic)
    Power Whip (Grass) (Water, Rock, Ground)
    COVERAGE AGAINST: [Bug, Grass, Ice, Steel, Psychic, Dark], Ghost, Water, Rock, Ground
    WEAK AGAINST: Water, Flying, (Rock)

    Sandaconda (Ground)
    Earthquake (Ground) (Fire, Electric, Poison, Rock, Steel)
    Stone Edge (Rock) (Fire, Ice, Flying, Bug)
    Iron Head (Steel) (Ice, Rock, Fairy)
    Body Press (Fighting) (Normal, Ice, Rock, Dark, Steel)
    COVERAGE AGAINST: [Fire, Electric, Poison, Rock, Steel], Ice, Flying, Bug, Fairy, Normal, Dark
    WEAK AGAINST: Water, Grass, Ice

    Dragapult (Dragon/Ghost)
    Dragon Darts (Dragon) (Dragon)
    Phantom Force (Ghost) (Psychic, Ghost)
    Flamethrower (Grass, Bug, Ice, Steel)
    Thunderbolt (Water, Flying)
    COVERAGE AGAINST: [Dragon, Ghost, Psychic], Grass, Bug, Ice, Steel, Water, Flying
    WEAK AGAINST: Dragon, Ice, Ghost, Dark

    STAB AGAINST: Fire, Ground, Rock, Flying, Water, Fighting, Poison, Dark, Dragon, Bug, Grass, Ice, Steel, Psychic, Ghost, Electric, Poison
    WEAK AGAINST: Electric, Grass, Ground, Poison, Ghost, Steel, (Rock), Water, Flying, Ice, Dragon, Dark
     
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  10. Ishiftyounot

    Ishiftyounot Master Procrastinator

    I had a rough idea of what I wanted to use in Shield before the datamine, and having since then only one major change has occurred to my planned squad:

    Rillaboom
    Corviknight
    Toxtricity
    Grimmsnarl
    Coalossal
    Cursola (was Frosmoth)

    This team gives me a Galarian form and the rest are entirely new, which seems like a good way to roll. Been an interesting journey seeing everything get leaked, use to be Team Sobble but the evolution doesn't particularly excite me. Works out, my friend is getting Shield for Christmas and his team is different to mine. Might have some overlap if I pick up Sword down the line, but who knows?
     
  11. Sarefan

    Sarefan Hylden General.

    After looking at the Dex, and switching around and careful planning, my teams are complete! Shield team didn't change. But my Sword team has a change and my 3rd game has a full roster of 9 now! All seems pretty balanced I think. I can switch around and make a balanced team. Still need to decide what my main team for the league will be.
    Intelleon
    Cornknight
    Toxitricity
    Gimmsnarl
    Dragapult
    Flapple
    Centiscorch
    Runerigus
    G. Weezing

    Cinderace
    Dubloo
    Boltund
    Hatterne
    Frosmoth
    Eldegloss
    Polteageist
    Thievul
    G. Ponyta

    Rillaboom
    Duradolon
    Coalossal
    Sandaconda
    Copperajah
    Grapploct
    Orbeetle
    Obstagoon
    Sirfetch'd
     
  12. oarfish

    oarfish #1 Lanturn Owner

    I think I will post an updated list for my main game team. I may update this with movesets, etc., but I may not. I tend to just go with what I choose during my playthroughs.

    Inteleon - Water - Starter (Immediately obtainable)
    Corviknight - Flying / Steel - Early routes (Easily obtainable)
    Centiskorch - Bug / Fire - Early / Mid game areas (Not easily obtainable that I saw, but with it being early enough in the game, I am planning on trying to find one)
    Galarian Rapidash - Psychic / Fairy - (I think) Mid game areas (Easily obtainable)
    Grimmsnarl - Dark / Fairy - (I think) Mid game areas (Fairly easily obtainable)
    Sandaconda - Ground - (I think) Mid game areas (Fairly easily obtainable)

    I considered others such as Duraludon, but from what I can tell, that is encountered late in the game with a low percentage encounter. I may still try for it during the main game though. Possibly some others I am currently forgetting.
     
  13. Kyuu-Tales

    Kyuu-Tales 織田信長☆FAN

    Now with, um, movesets? (Maybe I'm being a little too prepared.)

    Sword

    Main
    たいこ Rillaboom F (Grass) "Taiko" - Drum Beating, Knock Off, Noble Roar, Drain Punch
    スルト Centiskorch M (Bug/Fire) "Surtr" - Coil, Fire Lash, Lunge, Crunch
    まぎさ Hatterene F (Psychic/Fairy) "Magisa" - Psychic, Dazzling Gleam, Calm Mind, Life Dew
    マタベ Toxtricity (Amped Form) M (Poison/Electric) "Matabe" - Overdrive, Poison Jab, Boomburst, Eerie Impulse
    オーダー・G Dragapult M (Dragon/Ghost) "Order Grande" - Dragon Darts, Phantom Force, Dragon Dance, U-Turn
    ぶらんうぇん Arctovish F? (Water/Ice) "Branwen" - Ancient Power, Freeze-Dry, Fishious Rend, Protect

    Rotation
    シオン Dubwool M (Normal) "Shion" - Cotton Guard, Reversal, Take Down, Bounce
    ろくろくび Sandaconda F (Ground) "Rokurokubi" - Glare, Bulldoze, Brutal Swing, Coil
    ろーむへっじ Stonjourner F? (Rock) "Loamhedge" - Stone Edge, Heavy Slam, Rock Polish, Stealth Rock
    ガウェイン Sirfetch'd M (Fighting) "Gawain" - First Impression, Meteor Assault, Swords Dance, Brave Bird

    Shield
    Main
    たっも Cinderace F (Fire) "Tammo" - Pyro Ball, Court Change, Gunk Shot, Double Kick
    コガラスマル Corviknight M (Flying/Steel) "Kogarasumaru" - Power Trip, Drill Peck, Steel Wing, Hone Claws
    プエール Polteageist M? (Ghost) "Pu'erh" - Teatime, Shadow Ball, Giga Drain, Nasty Plot
    モガミ Thievul M (Dark) "Mogami" - Night Slash, Parting Shot, Taunt, Mud Shot
    いしゅみーる Frosmoth F (Bug/Ice) "Izmir" - Quiver Dance, Bug Buzz, Ice Beam, Mist
    ぬえ Dracozolt F? (Dragon/Electric) "Nue" - Bolt Beak, Ancient Power, Dragon Rush, Protect

    Rotation
    バキ Grappleoct M (Fighting) "Baki" - Octolock, Octazooka, Detect, Superpower
    チリメン Barraskewda M (Water) "Chirimen" - Laser Focus, Liquidation, Crunch, Poison Jab
    あなと Eldegoss F (Grass) "Anat" - Rapid Spin, Synthesis, Leaf Tornado, Pollen Puff
    しょう G.Rapidash F (Psychic/Fairy) "Shou" - Psycho Cut, Healing Pulse, Play Rough, Megahorn

    Third Version
    Main
    じゅね Inteleon F (Water) "June" - Snipe Shot, Work Up, Acrobatics, Shadow Ball
    ロボットニク Orbeetle M (Psychic/Bug) "Robotnik" - Confuse Ray, Bug Buzz, Magic Room, Psychic
    しょろとる Boltund F (Electric) "Xolotl" - Wild Charge, Dig, Nuzzle, Bulk Up
    かまど Coalossal F (Fire/Rock) "Kamado" - Tar Shot, Heat Crash, Stone Edge, Stealth Rock
    ビィ Appletun/Flapple M (Grass/Dragon) "Vee" - (Appletun) Apple Acid, Iron Defense, Dragon Pulse, Recover / (Flapple) Grav Apple, Dragon Dance, Dragon Rush, Leech Seed
    アシュラ Grimmsnarl M (Fairy/Dark) "Ashura" - Spirit Break, False Surrender, Play Rough, Torment

    Rotation
    ぱおみ Copperajah F (Steel) "Paomi" - High Horsepower, Heavy Slam, Superpower, Endure
    ダンゴ Falinks M (Fighting) "Dango" - No Retreat, Megahorn, Close Combat, Bulk Up
    ぺんぐ Eiscue F (Ice) "Pengu" - Freeze-Dry, Surf, Hail, Aurora Veil
    スタッコ Runerigus M (Ground/Ghost) "Stucco" - Earthquake, Shadow Claw, Mean Look, Destiny Bond
     
    Last edited: Nov 14, 2019
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  14. Nodame

    Nodame Cute Pokemon fan

    Who is using Eldegoss?
     
  15. Kyuu-Tales

    Kyuu-Tales 織田信長☆FAN

    I plan to use it in Shield, at least for a time. I figure it ought to be available early, and I need a Grass-type to balance things out.
     
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  16. EmeraldArcanine

    EmeraldArcanine #TeamScorbunny

    I'll be using it too, at least for a while early game until I find
    a certain apple/apple pie dragon
     
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  17. Nodame

    Nodame Cute Pokemon fan

    Do you know how early we'll see Ponyta ?
     
  18. Kyuu-Tales

    Kyuu-Tales 織田信長☆FAN

    Hm... Glimwood Tangle is probably mid-game, I think? It's certainly not out the gate.
     
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  19. Nodame

    Nodame Cute Pokemon fan

    Disappointing. I want it in the beginning cuz it will act as my starter :(
     
  20. 1rkhachatryan

    1rkhachatryan Call me Robert guys

    Btw, do we know how early on we can get each of the new pokemon?? I like to have my 6 pokemon main team as soon as possible and it could effect my final team if one of them is found pretty late.
     

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