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Team Building Help Thread

Manectrifier

AKA Treecko
Can anybody tell me if this team is good for 4th Gen?
;242; Bold Blissey (leftovers)
Soft Boiled
Aromatherapy
Ice Beam
Psychic
;205; Modest Forretress (Leftovers)
Stealth Rock
Spikes
Toxic Spikes
Waterfall
;213; Lonely Shuckle (King's Rock)
Power Trick
Stone Edge
Trick Room
Withdraw
;065; Modest Alakazam (Focus Sash)
Psychic
Recover
Shadow Ball
Charge Beam
;291; Hardy Ninjask w/Speed Boost (Focus Sash)
Baton Pass
Earthquake
Swords Dance
Bug Buzz
;442; Spiritomb w/Wonder Guard (Leftovers)
Taunt
Ice Beam
Flamethrower
Thunderbolt
I suggest you change some moves because some moves you use right now are not very useful. Also consider changing some pokemon as a whole, seeing as you lack some important type resists such as water, fire and flying. I'd get rid of Shuckle and add in a water-type (Empoleon, Suicune, Starmie, Swampert, Vaporeon are all good options). As for move changes:

Blissey: toxic>psychic and seismic toss>ice beam
Forretress: gyro ball>waterfall
Shuckle: pretty sure it can't learn trick room, as I said it is best to replace shuckle as a whole.
Alakazam: focus blast>recover
Ninjask: substitute>earthquake and x-scissor>bug buzz
Spiritomb: Wonder Guard is (unfortunately lol) not a legal ability on spiritomb. Also, sucker punch>ice beam.

The team can be decent once these changes have been made. Hope this helped.
 

derptastic

New Member
Help improve my team please

Infernape LV:48
Nature:Careful
Ability:Blaze
HP:140
ATK:127
Def:95
Sp.ATK:106
Sp.Def:83
Speed:132
Moves: Flamethrower,Stone Edge,Shadow Claw,Mach Punch

Lucario LV 49
Nature:Quiet
Ability:Inner Focus
HP:135
ATK:120
Def:87
Sp.ATK:148
Sp.Def:91
Speed:101
Moves: Dragon Pulse,Psychic,Aura Sphere,Dark Pulse

Roserade LV50
Nature:Rash
Ability:posion Point
HP:125
ATK:76
Def:68
Sp.ATK:149
Sp.Def:101
Speed:105
Moves:Sludge Bomb,Shadow Ball, Magical Leaf, Mega Drain

Gabite LV 46
Nature:Brave
Ability:Sand Veil
HP:122
ATK:111
Def:67
Sp.ATK:54
Sp.Def:58
Speed:73
Moves:Earthquake,Slash,Dragon Claw,Dig

Luxray LV49
Nature:Calm
Ability:Intimidate
HP:155
ATK:127
Def:97
Sp.ATK:117
Sp.Def:103
Speed:98
Moves:Thunder Fang, Charge Beam, Crunch, Spark

Currently Leveling Gliscor
Gliscor LV 22
Nature:Rash
Ability:Sand Veil
HP:67
ATK:48
Def:65
Sp.ATK:34
Sp.Def:36
Speed:47
Moves:Ice Fang,Fury Cutter,Knock Off, Quick Attack
 

Bigfudge13

New Member
Hi guys ,

Just joined the forums now , I got myself soulsilver on my B'day (4 days back) . So i've been doing my reading and made a team for now , but I think It would be best if I could get some assistance from experienced guys . I am not into competitive matches , just the elite 4 and finishing the game . Below is the planned team (got all of them except gengar which is a haunter now and still got to catch larvitar )

1. Typhlosion
Moves :
Flamethrower (STAB)
Eruption (STAB and super powerful)
Thunderpunch
Dig/Shadowclaw/Earthquake

2. Scizor (Tichnician + Arogant nature)
Iron Head
Night Slash
Bug Bite
Wing Attack /Sword Dance
I think wing attack would be good as it is useful in the Elite 4 + Technician effect . so 60*1.5

3. Tyranitar
Earthquake
Crunch
Thunder Fang
Fire Fang

Earthqauke cause its awesome , crunch for all the ghost/psychics . Thunder Fang for the water and Fire fang for grass ,bug and steel(also helps with ice) .
Looks like almost all the weaknesses are covered . (If not all , atleast most)

4. Lapras
Ice Beam
Surf
Hydro Pump

Decided only on 3 , what should be the 4th ?

5. Gengar
Shadow Ball
Psychic
Brick Break (for against Dark Pokemon)
Destiny Bond (For desperate measures )

6. Ampharos
Thunder Bolt
Signal Beam
Power Gem
Thunder

Well , Thats about it . Do share your views guys !

Happy Playing ,
Fudge
 

ozaymr

New Member
Hello my friends.. I need a little help to make up my team.. I have 7 pokemons which are better than others I have.. I will write their names and moves and will expect you to decide which one should I have and moves.. Actually I'm confused between Snorlax, Arcanine and Dragonite .I have ;

Zapdos
-Thunderbolt
-Steel Wings
-Light Screen
-Drill Peck

Golem
-Tackle
-Rock Throw
-Earthquake
-Explosion

Starmie
-Psychic
-Minimize
-Recover
-hydro Pump

Gengar
-Hypnosis
-Dream Eater
-Sludge Bomb
-Shadow Ball

Dragonite
-Thunder Wave
-Agility
-Outrage
-Fire Blast

Snorlax (Irritable nature Phy Def (-) )
-Double Edge
-Fire Punch
-Ice Punch
-Thunder Punch

Arcanine
-Fire Blast
-Solar Beam
-Extreme Speed
-Iron Tail

These are moves and the best pokemons I have. Snorlax is good and has moves I can hit almost every type. But it dies when gets Phy atck.
But Arcanine, I cant benefit well it. I dont know its stats are amazing..
And Dragonite.. I really want to use it..
I'm planning to add Ice Beam to Starmie.. But I dont know which should I replace. Minimize and Recover are good strategy but dont work every time. And I need Ice move to hit Dragonite foes.. I have Blizzard TM but its accuracy is low.
I'm waiting you guys, what should I do?
 

Pixlazer

New Member
What should I add to this team? (only one Pokemon as of now.)

Lapras
Ability:Shell Armor
Item:Leftovers
Moves:
Mist
Confuse Ray
Body Slam
Perish Song
EVs:???
I'm planning to use it to wreck high-HP havoc with Confuse Ray and Body Slam causing Paralyze, and when HP is low, use Perish song and switch out/let it faint. Mist is just a cover-up move.

I am also new to competitive and have never participated. (Though I did do some research.)
 

PokePlatinum14

Pokemon Platinum Master
If someone could suggest a Pokemon to replace a member of this team, that would be helpful. If you need more details, don't hesitate to ask. I am currently playing platinum. The Pokemon below are my current team members.

Dusknoir/Ghost/Pressure/None
(average stats, not exact)
200-294/184-328/247-405/121-251/247-405/85-207

Confuse Ray
Shadow Punch
Payback
Future Sight

Dusknoir is my "wall" or "sheild" of my group. He has some of the highest defense and since he is a ghost type, he has some immunities which helps. He isn't the strongest puncher of the group, but he can let me heal the rest of my team up. He is ment to cover Houndoom from Fighting+Ground and Scizor from Ground.

Garchomp/Dragon-Ground/Sand Veil/None
(average stats, not exact)
290-384/157-295/184-328/175-317/229-383/157-295

Dragon Claw
Dig
Crunch
Dragon Rush

Garchomp is the "Sweeper" of my team. He can really pack a punch and is pretty fast, too. His defense is on the weaker side but his other stats make up for it. He can cover for Scizor and Jolteon pretty well. If I send him out, my plan is to just knock as many pokemon as I can out.


Gyarados/Water-Flying/Intimidate/None
(average stats, not exact)
300-394/255-349/163-257/125-219/205-299/167-261

Ice Fang
Aqua Tail
Hydro Pump
Hyper Beam

Gyarados is another "Sweeper" that I have, as the fact he can also pack a punch. Although generally slower than Garchomp, he can hit with more power. Normally one of the first I send out, and one of the first I choose to heal. He can cover for Jolteon and Garchomp.

Jolteon/Electric/Volt Absorb/None
(average stats, not exact)
240-334/121-251/112-240/202-350/175-317/238-394

Thunder Fang
Last Resort
Thunder Wave
Thunder

Jolteon is used more as a status type pokemon. He will hit first most of the time, and paralyze the enemy pokemon. He has lower attack and defense than the rest of my party but no one else can paralyze other pokemon or even make them sleep etc. He will be great when fighting Flying and Steel types.

Houndoom/Dark-Fire/Flash Fire/None
(average stats, not exact)
260-354/166-306/94-218/202-350/148-284/175-317

Fire Fang
Faint Attack
Flamethrower
Crunch

Houndoom is really a "Sweeper" in my party, even though he is on the weaker side. He has high special attack, attack, and defense, which I find a great balance in when your looking for a "Sweeper". He is good against a lot of types including Grass, Ice, Bug, Steel, Psychic and Ghost. He can cover for Dusknoir,Garchomp and Gyarados.
 
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