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Pre/Post E4 Platinum Team

Discussion in '4th Gen RMT' started by MurkySnow, Oct 13, 2012.

  1. MurkySnow

    MurkySnow New Member

    I'm a first time platinum player, barely mucked with the fourth gen because I couldn't get off my high horse about the old generations until recently. I did play HG/SS though and I dabbled with Black version.

    I have very little idea about the Pokemon in this region and I definitely don't know their move sets, but I know the mechanics and type match ups pretty well.

    That said, here's a team. It doesn't seem to have any glaring resistance issues that I can see, but I don't know if there are better alternatives either that are more powerful, can be obtained easier or have better moves. I don't even know the NAMES of most of the 4th gen pokemon.


    [​IMG]
    Torterra
    Adamant
    - Rock Polish
    - Earthquake
    - Wood Hammer
    - Stone Edge

    [​IMG]
    Machamp
    Adamant
    No Guard
    - Dynamic Punch
    - Ice Punch
    - Thunderpunch
    - Substitute

    [​IMG]
    Houndoom
    Timid
    Flash Fire
    - Flamethrower
    - Nasty Plot
    - Dark Pulse
    - Substitute

    [​IMG]
    Alakazam
    Timid
    Inner Focus
    - Psyhic
    - Focus Blast
    - Energy Ball
    - Shadow Ball


    [​IMG]
    Gengar
    Timid
    Levitate
    - Shadow Ball
    - Thunderbolt
    - Hypnosis
    - Focus Blast


    [​IMG]
    Garchomp
    Jolly
    - Swords Dance
    - Dragon Claw
    - Earthquake
    - Rock Slide

    So that's my sad little list. As you can see I don't really have any idea what I'm doing. I do have a Jirachi I can trade over somewhere, I don't know what level or nature though (it was through some event, I might not have even picked it up from the delivery man, I know I never used it)

    Everything is flexible, I haven't actually started yet. This is just my blue print for when I get to the E4 or complete the game.

    So, do what I hear you do best, rip my hopes and dreams to shreds and help me come up with a better team. Thank you.
     
    Last edited: Oct 15, 2012
  2. Aura Sensei™

    Aura Sensei™ User Title

    Alakazam is too frail to use Substitute and Calm Mind , use Energy Ball and Shadow Ball instead.

    Garchomp can use Fire Fang or Rock Slide.
     
  3. azeem40

    azeem40 Pokemon is fun!

    For Gengar, consider T-Bolt over Substitute as Gengar is pretty frail too. Maybe Energy Ball over Hypnosis. For some extra power, you could also teach Torterra Wood Hammer through the move relearner.
     
  4. MurkySnow

    MurkySnow New Member

    Alakazam already knows Shadow Ball, so that leaves me down a move. Also, if I'm not mistaken don't I have to beat the E4 and complete the Pokedex to be able to get the Energy Ball TM?

    Everything sounds good for Garchomp though! As far as I can tell from reading Bulbapedia I should be able to get all of these move sets (Minus Alakazam) before the elite four? I'm not sure how much post-E4 gameplay there is, so I don't know whether it's really worth planning ahead and getting a postgame TM if I'm not planning to use these guys online.

    Woodhammer sounds good, I can do that post-e4, right? Thunderbolt sounds good. But if I'm using Energy Ball on Alakazam I can't use it on Gengar. :/
     
  5. Aura Sensei™

    Aura Sensei™ User Title

    My bad :/

    Focus Miss (Blast) is better than Calm Mind , though.
     
  6. azeem40

    azeem40 Pokemon is fun!

    Then keep Hypnosis. You can reteach Wood Hammer in Pasteria City with a Heart Scale.
     
  7. MurkySnow

    MurkySnow New Member

    Thanks for all the tips, I've updated my list with everything I think. Couldn't workout how to strikeout the old moves so I just deleted them and put the new moves in bold.

    Pretty excited for this team. Not sure if I'll have the patience to look for the natures for all of them, but it should be fun.
     
  8. Emeraldfan

    Emeraldfan Well-Known Member

    If you don't like the recoil of Wood Hammer, Seed Bomb's an alternative.
     
  9. azeem40

    azeem40 Pokemon is fun!

    I am pretty sure Seed Bomb requires breeding or a move tutor. Idr which though.
     
  10. Aura Sensei™

    Aura Sensei™ User Title

    Tutor with BP.

    Wood Hammer is fine.
     

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