Sort-of-Competitive team help

#1JivemachinePosted 1/19/2012 11:51:57 PM
So me and a buddy of mine are restarting our Pokemon blue versions as we are going to both defeat the elite four then battle each other. My idea for a team is as follows

1. Charizard
2. Starmie
3. Gengar
4. Tauros
5. Dragonite/articuni/gyrados
6. Golem
Can I get some move set suggestions or ideas on what my 5th Pokemon should be out of the 3 listed?
#2BareknuckleRooPosted 1/20/2012 4:14:31 AM
You definitely could use a Psychic on your team. They're unquestionably the best type in R/B/Y, so put an Alazakam or Exeggutor (just don't waste time with Solar Beam).

http://www.gamefaqs.com/gameboy/907714-pokemon-blue-version/faqs/20844

I'd strongly recommend the above FAQ; it gives a good rundown of each Pokemon detailing whether or not they're even decent for competitive battling.
#3GunbladeladPosted 1/20/2012 11:36:37 AM
Off a quick look I can see a couple of problems.

3 Pokemon weak to electric attacks (Charizard, Starmie and Articuno/Gyrados)
3 Pokemon weak to Ice attacks (Charizard, Dragonite and Golem)

There's a couple of places you can get movests and recommendations, but I would suggest giving any team a couple of trial runs on Netbattle Supremacy prior to training up your squad.

www.smogon.com - Has movesets for pretty much every Pokemon going, but their R/B/Y analysis is a bit out of date

http://www.rby2k10.proboards.com/index.cgi - That message board is very much the main remaining competitive R/B/Y-based community, and they can advise you on your squad and help test your team on their Netbattle server.
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#4Jivemachine(Topic Creator)Posted 1/20/2012 6:42:18 PM
Thanks for the resources I'll take a look at them.
#5GunbladeladPosted 1/20/2012 7:00:26 PM
One thing I will suggest is you check your team for weaknesses, and if there's more than 2 weak to any 1 type of move, strongly consider replacing one of those pokemon.

In serious competition, you should be particularly aware of Ice and Electric attacks as they tend to be common. Move types such as bug and fire can generally be overlooked as they're almost never used.
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#6Redwall DudePosted 1/26/2012 11:34:40 PM
BareknuckleRoo posted...
You definitely could use a Psychic on your team. They're unquestionably the best type in R/B/Y, so put an Alazakam or Exeggutor (just don't waste time with Solar Beam).

http://www.gamefaqs.com/gameboy/907714-pokemon-blue-version/faqs/20844

I'd strongly recommend the above FAQ; it gives a good rundown of each Pokemon detailing whether or not they're even decent for competitive battling.


Why do you think Psychic is better than Normal?

Normal has Chauncey, Snorlax, and Tauros. There's no legal psychic that's on the level of any of those 3.
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#7LiikalaPosted 1/28/2012 12:33:31 AM
One thing I will suggest is you check your team for weaknesses, and if there's more than 2 weak to any 1 type of move, strongly consider replacing one of those pokemon.

Not really true if you just avoid said type.

Why do you think Psychic is better than Normal?

Normal has Chauncey, Snorlax, and Tauros. There's no legal psychic that's on the level of any of those 3.


Yes there is; Exeggutor and Alakazam. Psychic is also definitely better than Normal.
#8MaskedSheikPosted 2/10/2012 10:00:05 AM
Haven't Chansey and Tauros always been necessary on a team? And I gather the recent metagame favors Snorlax too.
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