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What Pokemon Teams did you have on your Gen 4 playthroughs? Any good memories?

Discussion in 'Pokémon Generation IV Discussion' started by shoz999, Nov 6, 2018.

  1. JohnLynch

    JohnLynch Well-Known Member

    I only just defeated the Johto Elite 4 so here is my "final" pokemon team (everything after the Elite 4 is always classified as post game by me and might have lineup changes based on the needs of the postgame content).

    My starter and a definite contributor. Although due to the HM selections it became a HM slave which was disappointing. I eventually had to use the move deleter to remove two of the HMs and give it a ghost and dragon move for better coverage.
    Butterfree: My biggest disappointment. It barely contributed against the E4.
    Piloswine: One of my stronger Pokemon despite having such a low level. I am going to get a heart scale from Sapphire to evolve it into Mamoswine.
    Machamp: Thanks to having both Platinum and HeartGold plus a DS and 3DS I was able to trade evolve this pokemon.
    Magmortar: Another trade evolution. Magmar was a late addition to the party but it definitely helped with covering a few extra type combinations. It was quite powerful, and definitely pulled it's weight.
    Ampharos: My Most Valued Pokemon would be this one. It carried the fight against the final Elite 4 member (or the champion?) which consisted of Gyarados and so many Dragonites that it just wiped them all out.
    Last edited: Mar 24, 2019
  2. shoz999

    shoz999 IT WAS ME! SETETH!

    Been a while since I've seen another guy have a Butterfree. Butterfree doesn't really get good until Gen V where it gets Quiver Dance. For me personally, I use compound eyes and sleep powder to turn it into a sort of Darkrai-lite for single battles with Focus Sash. Funny thing is, you can tell a player knows what your up to if they quickly switch-out.
  3. JohnLynch

    JohnLynch Well-Known Member

    I like taking "weak" pokemon and getting them to contribute to the final Elite 4. Butterfree unfortunately just didn't manage to cut it though in the contributing department.

    It's disappointing to see that Butterfree gets better in a later generation. I'm tempted to use it again but when you consider all the other pokemon I've never even looked at I don't think I will.

    One of these days I'll get Raticate into my team against the Elite Four and find a way to get him to contribute to the final victory.

    (I also edited in two members: Machamp and Magmortar).
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  4. Hunter Zolomon

    Hunter Zolomon Into the Shadows Staff Member Moderator

    My very first Pokémon Platinum team was


    My very first SoulSilver team was

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  5. Ignition

    Ignition Incineroar wins yet again (proud of my son)

    Slightly unrelated but Diamond & Pearl were released 12 years ago today and that makes feel old knowing I still have my original 6 when I’m about to graduate from college in a year
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  6. Storm the Lycanroc

    Storm the Lycanroc Unova Bound

    Recently I've been looking back on all the previous generations and want to share some thoughts about Generation 4 specifically.

    I'm trying to remember some good memories of D/P/PL but cant say I have many beyond which team I used. That team usually consisting of Torterra/Empoleon, Staraptor, Luxray, Floatzel, Lucario, and Garchomp. Either time has made me forget or these games arent that memorable.

    Sadly the same can be said for HG/SS... I dont have many memories mostly because by the time these games came out in March 2010 in North America the company was already teasing new content for B/W (Generation 5) which honestly I was more interested in than another remake. So I didn't have much time for HG/SS to endear itself to me.
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  7. shoz999

    shoz999 IT WAS ME! SETETH!

    One of my more successful Pokemon teams during a playthrough of Platinum consisted of...


    A lot of "dons" from Gen 4 lol. Even today, they pack quite a bit of a bunch in the Gen 7 online experience, unfortunately though Bastiodon might need a change to his EVs and movesets. Actually Bastiodon just needs a huge buff in-general to go with his defensive/counter playstyle.
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  8. Fushiki

    Fushiki Golden Orchid

    The Generation IV games I played with are Platinum and Soul Silver.


    ...Soul Silver...

    I remember that for one week I got stuck into the Platinum's Distortion World.
    Also, catching Entei with a normal, random Poké Ball in Soul Silver was rather funny.
  9. Mega Ampharos the Dragon

    Mega Ampharos the Dragon Electric type Enthusiast

    My Diamond play through team ended with:
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  10. shoz999

    shoz999 IT WAS ME! SETETH!

    The earliest HGSS team I recall making, one I still have with me now is...


    Typhlosion is my favorite Johto starter, love it's simple design. Shame it hasn't gotten any noteworthy buffs. Noctowl is another favorite, he's surprisingly bulky for an Owl. Remember catching Hoothoot at nighttime, both in the remakes and it's older variants. Definitely a Pokemon that represents the day-night cycle really well. There's Ampharos who got a huge buff in Gen 6 with Mega Ampharos which I just like but unfortunately that's going to be taken away by Gen 8, one of the few buffs that actually helped Ampharos. Still remember it as a Mareep, a fun Pokemon you can catch early on... after you beat the Gym Leader lol. Scizor, Scizor is arguably my strongest. Sword Dance + Bullet Punch is always devastating. I remember catching him as a Scyther in the Bug Catching Contest. The thing is after all these generations I've transferred Scizor over, he still has his Park Ball from Gen 4, a little P symbol on his ball. Kingdra is arguably the bulkiest of my team, really devastating with swift swim too. If I remember correctly, I believe I caught him at the Whirl Islands during my quest to find Lugia. Finally there's Ursaring. It hits really hard with Guts but I think I might need to change it to Quick Feet because it's easily the weakest member of my team. Still I love the guy, remember catching him as a Teddiursa in the middle of the mountains.
  11. TwilightBlade

    TwilightBlade Well-Known Member

    In Pearl:

    • Torterra
    • Drapion
    • Honchkrow
    • Floatzel
    • Lucario
    • Luxray

    In HeartGold:

    • Meganium
    • Noctowl
    • Ampharos
    • Golduck
    • Weavile
    • Ninetales

    I previously had Rapidash in place of Drapion in Pearl, but I switched Pokemon a year ago since I realized that Rapidash just isn't that great. Drapion knows Fire Fang anyway, so it's enough as a pseudo fire Pokemon.
    Last edited: Oct 11, 2019
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