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Battle tower team

#1EdgeMasterPosted 6/16/2013 11:23:13 PM
I need help picking a 3rd member for my battle tower team. It's mostly to grind BP from Palmer but potentially high streaks as well.

Some limitations: I have no wifi, no trading, ingame only.

Starmie
Life orb / natural cure
timid, 252 speed, 252 sp atk, 4hp
Surf
Ice beam
Thunderbolt
Recover

Kills things fast, permanent member.

Ninetales (playing soul silver)
Leftovers / flash fire
Hasty, 252 hp, 64 speed, rest into sp atk
Will o wisp
Confuse ray
Nasty plot
Flame thrower

Cripples and a cool sweeper but gotta find something to set up on to be useful.

Third slot idk, I need something that won't leave a huge weakness in my team and still has valuable type coverage.

I can't trade so no gengar, scizor, kingdra, etc
I don't wanna wait in the safari zone for months so salamence and other safari zone mons are out of question.
I don't have access to D/P/Pt so Empoleon, garchomp, etc are unavailable.
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#2Pro7oPosted 6/17/2013 5:53:16 AM
I usually run two sweepers and a wall, in case I need to stall them out.

Starmie is great it can hit Palmer's team for Super Effective damage.
Ninetales can't, and in fact, all three resist Fire (x0.5)

Starmie can probably one-shot Rhyperior and Dragonite, but it can't do it to Milotic.
That leaves it open to be possibly put to Sleep.

I just found out Rhyperior holds Focus Band, so if he survives a hit, he can Roar you out, or Crunch (a probable one-shot to Starmie).

In SS you have access to bulky-waters Suicune, Lapras, and Vaporeon, as well as Swampert or Blastoise, if you chose their Starters.

Skarmory, Heracross, Tyranitar, Blissey - all good Pokemon you should have access to.
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#3EdgeMaster(Topic Creator)Posted 6/17/2013 1:00:38 PM
Thanks for the reply.

Ninetales isn't permanent. I just wanted a cool sweeper but it isn't getting much use and fire typing kinda sucks.

I also have a tyranitar but its not EV trained (they're all over the place), has a neutral nature and apparently crap IVs says the battle tower guy. He seems to get 2HKOd by most things. Considering raising a new one.

I do have a swampert who's been EV trained considering using him but didn't know if I'd have enough type coverage.
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