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How do you play (teamwise) on your first playthrough of a new Pokemon game? - Results (170 votes)
Just the starter and HM Slaves
1.76% (3 votes)
0.59% (1 votes)
All different types, having no 2 Pokemon with the same typing
28.82% (49 votes)
Varied typing, but also Pokemon sharing the same typing
34.71% (59 votes)
Any that have a great design
22.94% (39 votes)
7.06% (12 votes)
4.12% (7 votes)
This poll is now closed.
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I try to mix it up every time I play, using as many different types as possible. But sometimes there's overlap; in my last Black playthrough I used Samurott and Seismitoad for example.
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Varied typing, I don't care if the types are the same. For instance, After I boxed Serpieror in White 2 I used Keldeo and Cobalion on my team.
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I'll try and use varied typings, but if I have a couple of the same type on my team it isn't a big deal. If Chespin does turn out to be Grass/Dark, then I'll have him and Pangoro, but it won't really mater.
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I do try not to have Pokémon with shared types on my team, but my primary focus is not having more than 2 Pokémon with a common weakness.
For example, if I'm using Chespin and Sylveon then I've maxed out my allowance for Poison Weakness and I'm not allowed to use any more Pokémon that have a weakness to Poison.
Before Gen 5 it was starter+random pokemon caught and used only for HMs/Revives with the exception of one instance in Silver where I created a team of Eevee and its evolutions but that was pretty much only for the E4.
In Black and Black 2 I did varied typing with no two pokemon having the same type and I'll do the same in X.
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I catch the Pokémon I want to use and train them. I don't care about having two of the same type in my team, with a few exceptions (I never put more than one Fire, Grass or Water Pokémon in my teams). I also never tried and never will try to fill the Pokédex, because that is just a big waste of time.
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Don't usually repeat a type unless I like both Pokes a lot.
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My first playthrough I always try to include all different types. Always my starter, a water (if it's not already my starter), an electric, ground, flying, and normal.
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