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#1Sage MaduinPosted 2/9/2013 7:45:25 AM
Did anyone else find it difficult to make a team during the main game? I'm playing through White 2 for the first time and I'm just having trouble finding pokemon I like. I haven't really had this problem in previous pokemon games. It may also in part be because I'm trying to use pokemon I haven't used before, but I don't feel like that has made me turn down a lot of the choices.

Just for curiosity's sake, I'm using Espeon that I LOVE, Lucario that I like ok but I feel a little cliche using, and Growlithe and Leavanny that I'm probably going to replace if I find something else. I'll probably pick up Tynamo in Chargestone and may replace Growlithe with Chandelure. Then my last two slots I'll probably take Lapras and Gliscor, but those come later in the game - in past pokemon games I've usually had my final team much earlier. Oh I guess I should point out I'm not using my starter either. I used Oshawott in White and liked him, but I don't really care for the other two at all and as I said I'm trying not to use pokemon I've used in other games.

I'm not trying to criticize the game since this is completely just my opinion - I was just curious if anyone else had a similar experience.

I'd be curious for people to list the in-game teams they used in this game - mainly if you didn't trade any in from other games.
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#2AlmorfaPosted 2/9/2013 8:00:23 AM
Even though I breezed through the Elite Four with just four pokemon. I felt that there were enough choices throughout the game. Thinking back now I wish I picked up Volcarona for it's unique typing, overall lack of decent fire moves in my team and the good Special Attack. I ran:

Samurott
-Megahorn
-Razor Shell
-Revenge
-Swords Dance

Lucario
-Aura Sphere
-Dragon Pulse
-Dark Pulse
-Nasty Plot

Galvantula
-Thunder
-Bug Buzz
-Giga Drain
-Thunder Wave

Flygon
-Earthquake
-Dragon Claw
-Fly
-Fire Punch
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#3ChipspiratePosted 2/9/2013 8:02:19 AM
Well i can hardly say I have a "team" more like a box full of pokés I like.
However for the sake of argument, my team:
- Porygon 2
- Kadabra
- Haunter
- Misdreavus
- Jumpluff
- Espeon/Umbreon

The rest is in my box and too much to list.
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#4Tali_ZorahPosted 2/9/2013 8:14:32 AM
I had trouble, yes... but for the exact OPPOSITE reason.

Wow, a Riolu? I like that!
Magnemite, zomg <3
Magby? Jesus too good!
Oh! A Zubat! Must have it!
Grimer! I love Grimer!
That Mincino has its dream world ability AND good nature? Gotta give that a go!
I do like me some Jellicient!
Sandshrew is just so goddamned awesome!

HOW THE HELL AM I GOING TO FIT ALL OF THESE POKEMON?!?
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#5Sage Maduin(Topic Creator)Posted 2/9/2013 8:20:03 AM
Interesting...I guess it's just my taste, then. :) Maybe I'm really picky about pokemon design or something, haha.
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#6LordWinterbanePosted 2/9/2013 8:57:49 AM
I guess for me... there's very few Pokemon I don't like. I found myself replacing Pokemon along the way a lot more than I usually do however. My initial "well rounded" team was:

Servine/Magnemite/Lucario/Growlithe/Golduck/Tranquill

I ended up replacing Servine with Yamask for the normal-immunity, then replaced Magnemite with a Joltik a friend traded me with Energy Ball. Then in order to make space for some better coverage I replaced Golduck and Tranquill with Ducklett, and added Sandile. So I ended up with

Yamask/Galvantula/Lucario/Arcanine/Swanna/Krokorok

Eventually I dropped Yamask for a Solosis, which I quickly evolved up to Reuniclus (traded from a friend as well).

The final changes I made were just after the last gym - I replaced Lucario with Meinshao because of better coverage (Lucario's levelset in BW2 is bad), and decided I could do without Fly - so replaced Swanna with Azumarill. My endgame team was:

Meinshao/Galvantula/Arcanine/Krookodile/Reuniclus/Azumarill

Oddly enough, in White right after launch Meinshao and Reuniclus were my two powerhouses as well.
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#7CharizardFirePosted 2/9/2013 8:26:06 PM
Here's a list of Pokmon in the Unova regional Pokdex: http://www.serebii.net/black2white2/unovadex.shtml

Pokmon in the Unova regional Pokdex that aren't available in the main game:

Victini is event only
You choose from Snivy, Tepig, and Oshawott at the beginning of the game; you can't get the ones you didn't pick, or their evolved forms
Magby, Magmar, and Magmortar are exclusive to Black 2
Elekid, Electabuzz, and Electivire are exclusive to White 2
Skitty and Delcatty are exclusive to White 2
Buneary and Lopunny are exclusive to Black 2
Munna and Musharna are postgame-exclusive
Cleffa is postgame-exclusive
Eevee can't evolve into Leafeon or Glaceon until the postgame
Rufflet and Braviary are exclusive to White 2
Vullaby and Mandibuzz are exclusive to Black 2
Tirtouga and Carracosta are postgame-exclusive
Archen and Archeops are postgame-exclusive
Budew is postgame-exclusive
Gothita, Gothorita, and Gothitelle are exclusive to Black 2
Solosis, Duosion, and Reuniclus are exclusive to White 2
Heracross is exclusive to Black 2
Pinsir is exclusive to White 2
Blitzle is postgame-exclusive
Larvesta is postgame-exclusive
Heatmor is postgame-exclusive
Durant is postgame-exclusive
Cryogonal is postgame-exclusive
Tornadus, Thundurus, and Landorus aren't obtainable at all
Drifloon is postgame-exclusive
Shuppet is postgame-exclusive
Wingull is postgame-exclusive
Tympole, Palpitoad, and Seismitoad are postgame-exclusive
Stunfisk is postgame-exclusive
Vanillite is postgame-exclusive
Swinub is postgame-exclusive
Beldum is postgame-exclusive
Golett is postgame-exclusive
Deino is postgame-exclusive
Slakoth, Vigoroth, and Slaking are postgame-exclusive
Igglybuff, Jigglypuff, and Wigglytuff are postgame-exclusive
Lickitung and Lickilicky are postgame-exclusive
Yanma and Yanmega are postgame-exclusive
Tropius is postgame-exclusive
Carnivine is postgame-exclusive
Croagunk and Toxicroak are postgame-exclusive
Larvitar, Pupitar, and Tyranitar are postgame-exclusive
Reshiram is postgame-exclusive and exclusive to White 2
Zekrom is postgame-exclusive and exclusive to Black 2
Kyurem is postgame-exclusive
Keldeo is event only
Meloetta is event only
Genesect is event only

You can get these Pokmon if you are lucky enough to find one in a Hidden Grotto, even if they are from the opposite version: Heracross, Pinsir, Drifloon

There are several Pokmon that you can get with the Dream World and the Dream Radar that aren't in the Unova dex, as well as some that are otherwise version exclusive or can only be found in the postgame.

Sparkling Sea: http://www.serebii.net/black2white2/sparklingsea.shtml
Icy Cave: http://www.serebii.net/black2white2/icycave.shtml
Dream Park: http://www.serebii.net/black2white2/dreampark.shtml
Windswept Sky (1,500 Dream Points and 4 badges): http://www.serebii.net/black2white2/windsweptsky.shtml
Spooky Manor (1,500 Dream Points and 4 badges): http://www.serebii.net/black2white2/spookymanor.shtml
Pleasant Forest (3,000 Dream Points and 8 badges): http://www.serebii.net/black2white2/pleasantforest.shtml
Rugged Mountain (3,000 Dream Points and 8 badges): http://www.serebii.net/black2white2/ruggedmountain.shtml
Dream Radar: http://www.serebii.net/dreamradar/pokemon.shtml
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#8infinitexxPosted 2/9/2013 8:50:26 PM
I found quite the opposite, there was an abundance of powerful options available earlier than in previous games.
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#9uuurrrgghPosted 2/9/2013 8:57:50 PM
Keldeo. Nothing else.
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