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Pokémon White Team for Elite Four and Beyond

Discussion in '5th Gen In-Game RMT' started by ECM, Nov 3, 2012.

  1. ECM

    ECM Well-Known Member

    Pokémon White Team for Elite Four and Beyond

    I'm having trouble defeating the Elite Four in the first Pokémon White. I'm positive that increasing the level of my Pokémon will help a lot, but I'm also wondering if I should change my moveset up a bit.

    That being said, I don't only want advice because of the Elite Four, but because I want an awesome team by the end of the game regardless. Anyways, here's my current team:

    Emboar Lv. 48
    Lax Nature
    Ability: Blaze
    Item: Charcoal
    Brick Break

    Simisage Lv. 45
    Calm Nature
    Ability: Gluttony
    Item: Miracle Seed
    Seed Bomb
    Shadow Claw

    Zebstrika Lv. 43
    Naughty Nature
    Ability: Lightningrod
    Item: Magnet
    Flame Charge
    Thunder Wave

    Seismitoad Lv. 46
    Sassy Nature
    Ability: Poison Touch
    Item: Scope Lens
    Drain Punch
    Sludge Bomb

    Beartic Lv. 47
    Calm Nature
    Ability: Snow Cloak
    Item: NeverMelt Ice
    Icicle Crash
    Brick Break
    Shadow Claw

    Rufflet Lv. 43 (Will evolve into Braviary)
    Lax Nature
    Ability: Sheer Force
    Item: Sharp Beak
    Air Slash
    Shadow Claw

    I would really appreciate any advice given. I know that there are some moves I may not have access to until after I defeat the Elite Four, so if there is another place-holder move you might suggest, I would be very thankful for the help.
  2. azeem40

    azeem40 Pokemon is fun!

    Rufflet is not worth training in BW1. Replace it with a Psychic type like Reuniclus. It will help with 3 out of 4 Elite 4 Members.
  3. edonub

    edonub Well-Known Member

    Suggestions in bold. Now, since you asked help for the elite 4
    The Dark type elite 4 is easily handled by Emboar, once you get one or two Flame Charges you will outspeed his entire team.
    The Ghost type elite 4 though, is a bit of a problem. That Cofagrigus will give you nightmares. Try giving a Rawst Berry to your Braviary, so you can hopefully hit it once with shadow claw, avoid getting burned from will-o-wisp, then finish it off. The rest of the team is all about super effective attacks, surf on chandelure/golurk, and I guess your Simisage will work on Jellicent.
    The Psychic type elite 4 is easy, sigilyph is the only fast poke and you can smack it with an Icicle Crash. Rest is handled by super effective hits. Musharna likes to yawn things twice or more for some stupid reason. Mind that if you want to switch out.
    The Fighting type elite 4 will probably be the toughest one. Nothing in your team can take rock/fighting moves. At all. If you want to replace Zebstrika, do it with something that can deal with this trainer. Stuff like Reuniclus/Gothitelle/Jellicent/Golurk all work good. Else, you're in a piclke. Beartic is completely useless, Emboar won't take more than one of those strong fighting moves, Simisage is too frail, Zebstrika is garbage all the time, Braviary probably wont onehit Throh or Conkeldurr, and will get smacked by a rock type move in return. Ah, you won't onehit Sawk either because it has sturdy. Mienshao has the potential of outspeeding every poke in your team.

    Hope this helped
  4. ECM

    ECM Well-Known Member

    I really appreciate the help. I will definitely take the advice. Sad to find out that Zebstrika was not the best choice unfortunately. Now I just need to decide between using Galvantula or maybe another Pokémon. Do you have any recommendations for a Pokémon to replace Zebstrika? I really like Galvantula, but I'm also considering maybe raising a Psychic or a Dark type.
  5. chap196

    chap196 Well-Known Member

    If you want to play mix Emboar, this is a better set.

    Item Leftover
    Nature Adamant
    Ability Blaze
    Move Set
    Brick Break/Hammer Arm
    Wild Charge
    Flamethrower for STAB
    Scald for more coverages and it has 30% chance to burn
    Brick Break for more accuracy or Hammer Arm for more power
    Wild Charge covers Water and Flying
  6. Shine

    Shine Psyched Up Staff Member Moderator

    Just replace Rufflet with Reuniclus and replace Zebstrika with Galvantula.

    Modest Nature, Magic Guard ability
    ~Focus Blast
    ~Shadow Ball
    ~Calm Mind

    Modest/Timid Nature, Compoundeyes ability
    ~Bug Buzz
    ~Energy Ball
    ~Thunder Wave/Toxic/Hidden Power [anything not Electric/Bug/Grass/Steel/Poison]


    Adamant Nature
    ~Icicle Crash
    ~Rock Slide/Shadow Claw
    ~Brick Break

    Calm reduce its great Attack, Adamant is a much better Nature. It does gets a priority move (Aqua Jet) but only in B2/W2.

    Hasty/Naive/Lonely/Naughty Nature
    ~Energy Ball
    ~Shadow Claw
    ~Brick Break

    Calm means it has to go fully Special, since Calm reduce Attack. The problem is, Simisage's special movepool sucks. Stick with either Mixed or pure Physical.
    If you want a pure physical set, replace Energy Ball with Seed Bomb and go with Adamant/Jolly Nature.
  7. ECM

    ECM Well-Known Member

    Thanks for all the help you guys :)

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