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What are some types that you want on your team in every game?
Call them staple types, if you will. Pokemon types that you like to keep on your main team for every new Pokemon game.
Personally, I have:
EDIT 2: Electric. Sorry guys. I'm tired, it's been a long day.
EDIT: Forgot Flying. I'm overly fond of Togetic/Kiss
The other three slots I usually just fill with whatever I'm in the mood for for that particular game. I generally try to bring a ground and/or rock type, and maybe a dragon type, but I don't always.
And it doesn't have to be single type. It can be dual type. I just didn't include the second type in my list because it's not usually the same every time. One game I'll have Fire/Fighting, the next I'll have Fire/Flying, etc.
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Thunder is not a pokemon type.
I'd say flying types, 'need dat fly'.
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Thunder is not a pokemon type.
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My in-game teams always include a Grass-type, a Fire-type, and a Water-type. Helps keep things balanced. I always have to have something that can learn Fly. I don't require the Fly user to be a Flying-type, though as I'm sure you can understand, this usually turns out to be the case anyway. I actually have a structure for my in-game teams, and it goes as thus;
1: Wildcard. This slot goes to whatever I damn well want. If I want to use something that doesn't learn HMs, this is the slot it's most likely to occupy. Examples of mine include Wynaut, Weezing, and Klinklang.
2: Potential HM user. This slot goes to Pokemon that can make particularly decent use of HMs, whether or not the storyline calls for heavy HM usage. I prefer to not use the term HM slave, by the way. And I actually train my HM users, unlike other people. Examples of mine include Linoone, Dunsparce, and Zoroark.
3: Grass-type. This slot goes to a Grass-type Pokemon, obviously. I prefer if it's able to learn Cut, but it's not a requirement. Examples of mine include Shiftry, Victreebel, and Simisage.
4: Fire-type. This slot goes to a Fire-type, or at least something that can become one in battle. Examples of mine include Castform (only weather changing move is Sunny Day), Typhlosion, and Emboar.
5: Water-type. This slot goes to a Water-type. Compatibility with Surf and Waterfall is a must. Also Dive, in Hoenn-based games. Examples of mine include Swampert, Qwilfish, and Red-Striped Basculin.
6: Fly user. This slot goes to the Pokemon I teach Fly to. Because of the distinct lack of Fire-types, this role will never go to a Fire-type unless they add a LOT more Fire-types into the game. Charizard and Volcarona would both occupy the Fire-type slot instead. Examples of mine include Pelipper (RIP), Togekiss, and Swoobat.
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