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Team Building Strategies....

#1thomasfreidPosted 4/12/2010 9:37:54 PM
Hey, I need some help on how to make some effective teams.

I know how to EV train and I am about to start for this game. I would like to know what hotspots there are in Johto to EV train.

The main thing I would like to know is what a good pokemon team needs to consist of. Also how do you go about finding pokemon that work well together.

In my experience of EV training I have found that I usually train 3 pokemon teams consisting of a defensive physical lead/sweeper, a special sweeper and a bulky recovering sweeper. For example a Swampert, Infernape and Latias was my most effective team. I made 3 pokemon teams for the battle tower but have never made a 100 streak.

So back on topic what advice can you give me on how to create effective 6 pokemon teams?
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#2pwnsausage01Posted 4/12/2010 9:59:24 PM
Just mix and match; basically try to have a each defensive/offensive type on your team. I like to use this when building my teams:

http://pokemon.marriland.com/diamond_pearl/team_builder/

It gives you an overview of what you're weak/resistant too. After you input your pokes you realize where you have some major weaknesses (for example, you may not have realized that you have 3 pokes super effective against one type). Those are the main things you want to avoid imo.
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#3skaChickenPosted 4/12/2010 10:03:10 PM
for EVs-

http://www.gamefaqs.com/portable/ds/file/960100/59369

for teambuilding, if it's in-game, it doesn't matter, just use whatever you want. competitively, lurk around smogon.com and learn more about the current metagame, then try to develop a team you think can stand up to the current threats.
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#4thomasfreid(Topic Creator)Posted 4/12/2010 10:09:50 PM
I am in-game atm but would like to EV train now because I love making the game last a long time. I have already played 80+ hours and haven't even bet Jasmine yet. My 3 pokemon atm are Feraligatr, Togetic and Espeon each at lv55.

I was also wondering if these pokemon could work well together.
Feraligatr
Togekiss
Espeon
Scizor
Kingdra
(suggestions please)
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#5thomasfreid(Topic Creator)Posted 4/12/2010 10:23:13 PM
I really need a ground type to cover electric type pokemon.
How good is Mamoswine? And can I get him pre elite four?
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#6skaChickenPosted 4/12/2010 10:28:19 PM
Mamoswine is solid, you can get him at the Ice Cave before Blackthorn.
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#7thomasfreid(Topic Creator)Posted 4/12/2010 10:34:26 PM
Sweet.
So would these pokemon be able to work well together?
Feraligatr
Togekiss
Espeon
Scizor
Kingdra
Mamoswine

I was thinking that Scizor would be my lead with bullet punch, u-turn, roost and swords dance. That should be an alright start but without a Mamoswine for stealth rock coverage the team would be a little lackluster. Feraligatr and Kingdra will be physical/special respectively so I can maintain warterfall and surf in-game. I was thinking of making my Espeon a speedy baton passer for kingdra or togekiss with Kingdra being the sweeper while togekiss employs the status+flinch tactic.

If not I can always train them to be sweepers and find a good team for them post elite four.
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#8thomasfreid(Topic Creator)Posted 4/12/2010 10:38:02 PM
What do you guys think of these movesets?

Mamoswine:
Stealth Rock
Earthquake
Ice Shard
?

Scizor:
Swords Dance
Bullet Punch
U-turn
Roost

Feraligatr:
Dragon Dance
Warterfall
Ice Punch
?

Kingdra:
Surf
?
?
?

Togekiss:
Thunder Wave
Air Slash
Aura Sphere
Roost

Espeon:
Calm Mind
Baton Pass
?
?

?= suggestions wanted.
I was wondering if Yanmega would be a good replacement for Scizor?
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#9thomasfreid(Topic Creator)Posted 4/12/2010 10:38:35 PM
Kingdra would need rain dance, my bad.
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#10Flare7642Posted 4/12/2010 10:49:23 PM
Read this:

http://www.gamefaqs.com/boards/genmessage.php?board=925601&topic=48198778
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