so I'm not sure what to do for a team. It so far consists of an arcanine, ampharos, and servine. I'm relatively constricted with options since I'm only at chargestone cave. should I use ducklett, riolu, or do the options increase later? Now I could use a pokemon like solosis, sandile, or emolga, but I used them in version 1, so that would be repetitive. I also used arcanine and ampharos in a playthrough of gale of darkness recently as well, so I'm open to replacements.
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A Darmanitan is useful. You might want to get an Evevee too, just for the fact you can evolve it to fit any role. Riolu is a good pokemon to have to plus then you can get a Lucario. Also once you get past the next gym your selection really opens up.
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Ducklett and Riolu are ok to use. Riolu gets a huge movepool when you evolve it and Ducklett gets deadly flying attacks (brave bird and hurricane) as a Swanna. If you're willing to fly back to route 4, Scraggy would be a very good addition to your team. It's dark/fighting typing and abilities (particularly moxie) make Scraggy helpful. Good luck with customizing your team!