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    Team Building FAQ by RishMister

    Version: 1.5 | Updated: 09/24/07 | Printable Version | Search This Guide

    
    TEAM BUILDING FAQ
    
    POKéMON!
                                           
    By: RishMister
    Email me at rishiyer@hotmail.com me if you need any Help. 
    
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    I have to give Credit to Serebii.net even though most of
    this FAQ was mine
    
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    Section 4)
    
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    Version 1.2: A bit of a change on the Sustainer Pokemon.
    
    Version 1.3: I've been getting irritating e-mails about shuckle being
    better than steelix as a sustainer. PLEASE READ AHEAD BEFORE
    E-MAILING! I know it's better and I added that in Version 1.2
    But I've changed the two Pokemon even more for the lazy ones
    who can't be bothered to read ahead.
    
    Version 1.4: Set up a link to my latest version of the FAQ.
    
    Version 1.5: Clarified that I want no-one MSNing me
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    Contents:
    
    1: INTRO
    
    1.1: What is Team Building?	[WITB]
    1.2: Controls			[COLS]
    1.3: Terminology (Please see)	[TRMN]
    
    2: BASICS
    
    2.1: A balanced Team		[EQUL]
    2.2: A Pokemon’s purpose	[PPSE]
    2.3: A Pokemon‘s Nature 	[BHAV]
    2.4: Attack and Special Attack	[ATKS]
    2.4: Type Chart			[TPYE]
    
    3: BUILDING THE TEAM
    3.1: Intro			[BGIN]
    3.2: Starter			[FRND]
    3.3: Sustainer			[BIGP]
    3.4: Legendary			[RRAE]
    3.5: Sweeper			[STRG]
    3.6: Catcher			[CTCH]
    	3.65: Mild - Sweeper	
    3.7: Trapper			[TTRP]
    3.8: HM Buddy			[HMTM]
    3.9: The Final Team		[FNAL]
    
    4: Credits/Disclaimer		[ENDD]
    
    
    
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    1.1 What is Team Building?						[WITB]
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    In Pokemon, you use creatures to battle with. But you will only succeed and 
    triumph if your Pokemon are raised in a well trained manner.
    Team Building is where you choose your best possible team of Pokemon to 
    triumph and finally beat the Pokemon League.
    This FAQ will guide you step by step on how to do that.
    
    
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    1.2: Controls							[CONT]
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    Direction Pad: Movement
    A button: To select or to proceed forward while reading something
    B Button: To run (while on foot and moving), or go back
    L & R: To move left and right in the Pokemon Storage System
    Select: To use an item that's registered to select, or to move items in your bag
    Start: To open the start menu
    
    
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    1.3: Terminology							[TRMN]
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    There are some words that new players may not know:
    
    Kanto - The area where Fire Red and Leaf Green players play in
    Johto - An old area used in the past games
    Hoenn - The area where Ruby, Sapphire and Emerald players play in
    
    Kanto Pokemon: The Pokemon in Kanto (Numbers 1 - 151)
    Johto Pokemon: The Pokemon in the Extended Safari zone, and Pokemon
    Colosseum (152 - 251)
    Hoenn Pokemon: The Pokemon in Hoenn (252 - 386)
    
    TM: A Technical Machine that teaches a Pokemon a move (Can only be used
    once each)
    HM: A Hidden Machine that teaches a Pokemon move used in battle, and to
    complete the game
    EV: Effort Values (Go to Serebii.net)
    
    Cut - HM01
    Fly - HM02
    Surf - HM03
    Strength - HM04
    Flash - HM05
    Rock Smash - HM06 
    Waterfall - HM07
    Dive - HM08
    
    If there is any new terminology you want me to add, please PM me.
    
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    2.1: A Balanced Team						[EQUL]
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    When you are in a Pokemon battle, your team needs to be balanced. If
     you have a team with 3 Electric Type Pokemon and 3 Fire Type, and you
     are facing a ground type, unless it’s a remarkably low level, you’re
     finished. A ground type can destroy Fire types and Electric Types.
    So you need a balanced team to beat whatever Pokemon you face.
    Here is a perfect team:
    
    
    Electric Type: Probably one of the most important types. This is used
     in the league a whole lot
    
    Water Type: A type that has only 3 weaknesses. Strong against many
    and can use Ice beam
    
    Normal Type: Good against everything apart from ghost, fighting
    and steel
    
    Psychic/Dark Type: It would be best if you could have a Pokemon
    which knows both types of moves. Theses are used against the ‘Less
    popular types’
    
    Ground, Rock or Fighting Type: These types usually have each others
    moves. For e.g. a Fighting type might know Earthquake and Rock Slide.
    
    Fire or Flying Type: Most people choose a Flying type or have a Flying
    Type as one of the other Pokemon, for the HM02 – Fly. A Fire Type is 
    also a very popular type since most Fire Type Pokemon have a high Sp Attk.
    
    
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    2.2: A Pokemon’s Purpose						[PPSE]
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    There are different purposes used for your Pokemon, in and out of battle.
    What Pokemon you choose to have is your choice
    Here is the following:
    
    Sweepers: Every team needs a Sweeper which hits hard. These are used
    to wipe out Pokemon usually at the start
    
    A Starter: This is optional, but a good choice. Most Pokemon trainers love
    their Starter somuch, that if it’s really weak, they still keep it. These
    are probably the fastest Pokemon to level up.
    
    HM Buddy: This is totally optional and I wouldn’t recommend it. But there
    are those who need a Pokemon which knows rubbish HM’s to get through
    your journey
    
    Catcher: This is also optional and I wouldn’t recommend it. A catcher is a
     Pokemon who knows a range of strong moves, to very weak moves. The
    best killer catchers are those who know false swipe
    
    Sustainer: A sustainer is one with lots of HP. whenever you’re Sweepers or
    Starters are low on HP, the Sustainer comes in, enduring attacks while you
    heal them. The best sustainers know rest.
    
    Legendary: Some people like to have strong legendary’s just because they
    are one – off Pokemon. This isn’t wrong, but isn’t always the right choice.
    
    Trapper: This could be a catcher as well and I HIGHLY don’t recommend it.
     A trapper traps a Pokemon then Baton Passes over to the catcher who
    catches it. Good for catching Lati@s without a Master Ball
    
    Obviously you can’t have 7 different Pokemon for you can only hold 6.
    Added to that, you’d want more Sweepers. This is what I recommend:
    
    Starter
    Sustainer
    Sweeper
    Sweeper
    Legendary (Only the Strong ones, see below)
    Catcher (This could be replaced by a sweeper or HM buddy, your choice)
    
    
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    2.3: A Pokemon‘s Nature 						[BHAV]
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    Most people ignore this section because they think it’s useless. IT IS NOT!
    A Nature makes a Pokemon what it is; certain natures make Pokemon
    stronger in on type of attack, but weaker in another. All other types aren’t
    increased or decreased.
    
    
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     |Lonely	|	+ Attack		|	- Defense 		
    --------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    | Brave		|	+ Attack		|	- Speed 		
    --------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    | Adamant	|	+ Attack		|	- Special Attack 	
    --------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    | Naughty	|	+ Attack		|	- Special Defense 	
    --------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    | Bold		|	+ Defense		|	- Attack 		
    --------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    | Relaxed	|	+ Defense		|	- Speed 		
    --------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    | Impish	|	+ Defense		|	- Special Attack 	
    --------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    | Lax		|	+ Defense		|	- Special Defense 	
    --------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    | Timid		|	+ Speed			|	- Attack 		
    --------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    | Hasty		|	+ Speed			|	- Defense 		
    --------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    | Jolly		|	+ Speed			|	- Special Attack  	
    --------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    | Naïve		|	+ Speed			|	- Special Defense 	
    --------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    | Modest	|	+ Special Attack	|	- Attack		
    --------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    | Mild		|	+ Special Attack	|	- Defense 		
    --------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    | Quiet		|	+ Special Attack	|	- Speed 		
    --------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    | Rash		|	+ Special Attack	|	- Special Defense 	
    --------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    | Calm		|	+ Special Defense	|	- Attack 		
    --------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    | Gentle	|	+ Special Defense	|	- Defense 		
    --------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    | Sassy		|	+ Special Defense	|	- Speed 		
    --------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    | Careful	|	+ Special Defense	|	- Special Attack 	
    --------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    
    If your Pokemon is:
    
    Bashful
    Docile
    Hardy
    Quirky or
    Serious,
    
    It means that their stats are all the same.
    
    
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    2.4: Attack and Special Attack						[ATKS]
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    (Physical) ATTACK MOVES:
    
    These type of moves are stronger the higher your Attack is.
    The higher your Defense to these types of moves, the less damage they'll do.
    
    Normal
    Bug
    Fighting
    Flying
    Ghost
    Ground
    Poison
    Rock 
    Steel
    
    (Energetic) SPECIAL ATTACK MOVES:
    
    These type of moves are stronger the higher your Special Attack is.
    The higher your Special Defense to these types of moves, the less damage
    they'll do.
    
    Dark
    Dragon
    Electric
    Fire
    Grass 
    Ice
    Psychic
    Water
    
    
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    2.5: Type Chart							[TPYE]
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    In this chart, when the Y - Axis Tpye attack (the left side), this is how
    much the attack will do.
    
    Normal = Normal Damage
    
    x2 = Move does double damage (Super Effective)
    
    /2 = Move does half damage (Not very Effective)
    
    X-X = No Effect
    
    CHART 1
    
    	 Normal	Fire	Water	Grass	Elect	Ice	Fight	Poison	Ground	
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    Normal	|Normal	|Normal	|Normal	|Normal	|Normal	|Normal	|Normal	|Normal	|Normal
    -----------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Fire	|Normal	|/2	|/2	|x2	|Normal	|x2	|Normal	|Normal	|Normal	
    -----------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Water	|Normal	|x2	|/2	|/2	|Normal	|Normal	|Normal	|Normal	|x2
    -----------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Grass	|Normal	|/2	|x2	|/2	|Normal	|Normal	|Normal	|/2	|x2
    -----------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Electric|Normal	|Normal	|x2	|/2	|/2	|Normal	|Normal	|Normal	|X-X
    -----------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Ice	|Normal	|/2	|/2	|x2	|Normal	|/2	|Normal	|Normal	|x2
    -----------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Fighting|x2	|Normal	|Normal	|Normal	|Normal	|x2	|Normal	|/2	|Normal
    -----------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Poison	|Normal	|Normal	|Normal	|x2	|Normal	|Normal	|Normal	|/2	|/2
    -----------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Ground	|Normal	|x2	|Normal	|/2	|x2	|Normal	|Normal	|x2	|Normal
    -----------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Flying	|Normal	|Normal	|Normal	|x2	|/2	|Normal	|x2	|Normal	|Normal
    -----------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Psychic	|Normal	|Normal	|Normal	|/2	|Normal	|Normal	|x2	|x2	|Normal
    -----------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Bug	|Normal	|/2	|Normal	|x2	|Normal	|Normal	|/2	|/2	|Normal
    -----------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Rock	|Normal	|x2	|Normal	|Normal	|Normal	|x2	|/2	|Normal	|/2
    -----------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Ghost	|X-X	|Normal	|Normal	|Normal	|Normal	|Normal	|Normal	|Normal	|Normal
    -----------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Dragon	|Normal	|Normal	|Normal	|Normal	|Normal	|Normal	|Normal	|Normal	|Normal
    -----------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Steel	|Normal	|/2	|/2	|Normal	|/2	|x2	|Normal	|Normal	|Normal
    -----------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Dark	|Normal	|Normal	|Normal	|Normal	|Normal	|Normal	|/2	|Normal	|Normal
    -----------------------------------------------------------------------------
    
    
    
    CHART 2
    
    	 Flying	 Psychic   Bug	  Rock	  Ghost	 Dragon	  Steel	  Dark	
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    Normal	|Normal	|Normal	|Normal	|/2	|X-X	|Normal	|/2	|Normal	|
    -----------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Fire	|Normal	|Normal	|x2	|/2	|Normal	|/2	|x2	|Normal	|	
    -----------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Water	|Normal	|Normal	|Normal	|x2	|Normal	|/2	|Normal	|Normal	|
    -----------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Grass	|/2	|Normal	|/2	|x2	|Normal	|/2	|/2	|Normal	|
    -----------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Electric|x2	|Normal	|Normal	|Normal	|Normal	|/2	|Normal	|Normal	|
    -----------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Ice	|x2	|Normal	|Normal	|Normal	|Normal	|x2	|/2	|Normal	|
    -----------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Fighting|/2	|/2	|/2	|x2	|X-X	|Normal	|x2	|x2	|
    -----------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Poison	|Normal	|Normal	|Normal	|/2	|/2	|Normal	|X-X	|Normal	|
    -----------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Ground	|X-X	|Normal	|/2	|x2	|Normal	|Normal	|x2	|Normal	|
    -----------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Flying	|Normal	|Normal	|x2	|/2	|Normal	|Normal	|/2	|Normal	|
    -----------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Psychic	|Normal	|/2	|Normal	|Normal	|Normal	|Normal	|/2	|X-X	|
    -----------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Bug	|/2	|x2	|Normal	|Normal	|/2	|Normal	|/2	|x2	|
    -----------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Rock	|x2	|Normal	|x2	|Normal	|Normal	|Normal	|/2	|Normal	|
    -----------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Ghost	|Normal	|x2	|Normal	|Normal	|x2	|Normal	|/2	|/2	|
    -----------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Dragon	|Normal	|Normal	|Normal	|Normal	|Normal	|x2	|/2	|Normal	|
    -----------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Steel	|Normal	|Normal	|Normal	|x2	|Normal	|Normal	|/2	|Normal	|
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    Dark	|Normal	|x2	|Normal	|Normal	|x2	|Normal	|/2	|/2	|
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    3.1: INTRO							[BGIN]
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    If you have been a good breeder and have read everything in my FAQ so far,
    finally, the moment you've been waiting for... Building your Team!
    
    Before you choose which pokemon you catch, make sure it has:
    
    1. The Best moves for its purpose
    2. It's got high SP Attk / Attk (depending on what type it is)
    3. It's the nature you want (this is VERY important for the best team)
    
    The folowing sections will go through the best, not all, pokemon to choose
    for each section.
    Obviously, different people like different Sweepers so I will only show the
    best Sweepers there is (that don't fall into any other catergory)
    
    
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    3.2: The Starter							[FRND]
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    This obviously depends on what game you have. I will list the Johto Starters
    though to obtain them, you'll have to complete your EMERALD pokedex, or
    trade from Colosseum (recommended). There wont be too much info on them.
    
    What I say about each Pokemon goes for their evolved forms too.
    
    Here are the Pokemon we will be looking at:
    Bulbasaur
    Squirtle
    Charmander
    Chikorita
    Totodile
    Cyndaquil
    Treecko
    Mudkip
    Torchic
    
    
    
    KANTO STARTERS
    
    
    
    Bulbasaur: A not so good choice, definetely not the best. This pokemon is
    	rarely thought of but has a fine moveset. Unfortunately. This
    	Pokemon is worse than Charmander in every Stat (apart from a teeny
    	weeny bit more HP).
    	The Pokemon is unfortunately also Grass and Poison. Making this weak
    	to many more different attack types. If you're a real REAL beginner
    	with hardly ANY pokemon knowledge, go for this Pokemon. Otherwise, 
    	let's leave him be.
    
    
    
    Squirtle: Ah! A fine fine choice. This pokemon has a higher Defense and SP
    	Defense	than both Bulbasaur and Charmander. But unfortunately lacks
    	Attack, SP Attack and speed to that of Charmander. But it has more
    	SP Attack than Bulbasaur making Bulbasaur an even bigger loser. A
    	great choice for defender.
    
    
    
    Charmander: Oh yes! The killer! As explained in the Bulbasaur and Squirtle
    	explanations, the only thing this Pokemon lacks is a bit of Defense
    	and Sp Defense. A bit hard to start off with for you'll need to get
    	him to lvl 13 before taking on Brock. This is the reccomended choice
    	for a good Team.
    	(You will have a good Sustainer to tackle your defense lackness)
    
    
    
    JOHTO STARTERS
    
    
    
    Chikorita: This pokemon is a lot like squirtle because its got a MASSIVE
    	defense	but lacks in other skills. A good choice for cautios players.
    
    
    
    Cyndaquil: SO AMAZINGLY STRONG! This pokemon is the strongest of ALL starters
    	in SP Attack. But unfortunatley lacks (a lot) in others. Not too
    	reccomended, but a good Sweeper if you have other balanced pokemon.
    
    
    
    Totodile: If you are catching Croconaw pokemon then purifying it then actually
    	breeding the croconaw to get this pokemon then getting ready to
    	(breathe) beat story mode and get a link cable to trade over to your
    	gameboy, then the best choice.Since the Johto Starters are so hard to
    	obtain, unluckily many will miss out in the high Attack and Defense
    	this Pokemon posseses. The best choice of the three Johto Starters.
    
    
    
    HOENN STARTERS
    
    
    
    Treecko: Why are Grass Pokemon so weak!!? This Pokemon isn't particulary
    	strong but is lightning fast. It's a good choice against the league IF
    	you are not planning on getting an electric type, (which would be a
    	bad idea). It's a good pokemon but not so strong. Aswell as this the
    	'Special Move' for this Pokemon, Solarbeam, takes 2 turns to cast.
    	Only get this Pokemon if you aren't going to get an electric type
    
    
    
    Mudkip:	This Pokemon can have a higher Attack than Cyndaquil's SP Attack!
    	It's an awsome Pokemon because of the fact that it's immune to
    	Electric. Nothing to say but this is probably the best choice IF you
    	use him mainly for Attack purposes. It's got a pretty good defense
    	aswell. Keep away from grass though (x4 Critical hit!).
    
    
    
    Torchic: Great fast and equalled out Pokemon. This is a great Pokemon if
    	you're not getting a fighting type. Aswell as that in Hoenn there is
    	a small choice of good fire type Pokemon. A loved Pokemon by many. If
    	it's balance you like choose Torchic, if Speed, choose Treecko.
    
    
    
    Reccomended Starters:
    
    Kanto: Charmander
    Johto: Totodile
    Hoenn: Mudkip
    
    
    
    The current Overall Team
    
    Starter: Mudkip
    
    
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    3.3: The Sustainer							[BIGP]
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    Good Sustainers are those with general good Defense and SP Defense and LOTS
    of HP. The Best know rest.
    
    All the Stats are in their maximum from (raised from lvl 5 to lvl 100, and
    the nature helps out too)
    
    CAUTION: These Pokemon are ONLY reccomended for Sustainers. Some have terrible
    SP) attack
    
    These are the Pokemon we will be having a look at:
    
    Steelix
    Snorlax
    Blissey
    Deoxys	LEAF GREEN EXCLUSIVE!
    Regirock
    Regice
    Registeel
    
    
    Steelix:  His Defense can go upto 548!!!! Now definetely for a weird reason
    	is the 2nd highest Defense stat in the whole game! But it's SP 
    	defense isn't too good. If you're other Pokemon are good against 
    	SP Attacks, then this wont be a bad choice. Use this only against
    	physical attackers.
     
    		Defense: 548	SP Defense: 240
    
    
    
    Snorlax: This Pokemon has a generally good Defense and a higher SP Defense.
    	The Stats aren't too high but this Pokemon can be a killer sustainer.
    	I'm serious, a killer sustainer. This Pokemon can learn Rest. Now you
    	must be thinking, lots of Pokemon learn rest... Yes, but Snorlax has
    	too deadly moves that put Rest to its advantage; Snore and Sleep talk.
    	Now Rest itself is good, because you use rest to heal, then for 2
    	turns you heal your Pokemon, then you use Rest again, etc. But if
    	there is no need to heal, Snore has 40 power and attacks, when a
    	Pokemon is sleeping...!!! So does Sleep Talk, exept this is like
    	Metronome, it does a random attack. I have this Pokemon In my 
    	Personal Team, It's a real help.
    
    		Defense: 350	SP Defense: 350
    
    
    
    Blissey: This Pokemon has THE HIGHEST HP in the game! 714!!! It also has a
    	huge SP Defense! But probably the worst defense in the game. Just like
    	Steelix except the other way round. So use against SP Attackers.
    
    		Defense: 130	SP Defense: 405
    
    
    
    Deoxys (Leaf Green): This Pokemon is the best to choose if you firstly, have
    	Leaf Green and Secondly, go to a Nintendo Event (I did and it's
    	great!). It's just got supernaturally amazing Defense. Second
    	best choice, but best if you want your Sustainer to do a bit of attacking.
    	Try to get Leafgreen and this Pokemon. 
    	(WARNING: This Pokemon will ONLY have these stats in Leaf Green).
    	P.S The other reason this Pokemon is probably slightly better (if!)
    	than shuckle maybe, just maybe be because it has 50more hp.
    
    		Defense: 460	SP Defense: 460
    
    
    
    RegiRock: Now this Pokemon has the second best defense in the game ( with
    	Steelix) and a decent SP Defense. Use in the same way as Steelix.
    
    		Defense: 548	Sp Defense: 328
    
    
    
    Regice: This Pokemon has the highest Special defense in the game and adecent
    	Defense. Use in the same way as Blissey
    
    		Defense: 328	SP Defense: 548
    
    
    
    Registeel: For some weird reason, Nintendo made this Pokemon have almost the
    	same Stats as the Defense Deoxys. Its Probably the best choice apart
    	from Snorlax because Snorlax has a whopping 524 HP! This Pokemon
    	also doesn't learn Rest. So if Snorlax is inaccecible get RegiSteel.
    
    		Defense: 438	SP Defense: 438
    
    Shuckle: By far the best but second hardest to obtain Sustainer. His Defense is
    	ridiculously high for no reason!! But he can hold out for long. The only
    	weakness is that he has the worst attack and Moveset and a slightly low
    	HP. Choosing between shuckle and Deoxys Leafgreen is optional.
    	(Thankyou Llama_guy for providing this information. Now I've fixed
    	all this fuss so please dont e-mail me about Shuckle again or I'll block
    	you)
    	
    		Defense: 614	SP Defense: 614
    
    
    Reccomended Sustainers:
    
    Kanto: Snorlax
    Hoenn: Registeel, (Or Shuckle if you have Emerald)
    Leafgreen: Deoxys
    
    
    
    The current Overall Team
    
    Starter: Mudkip
    Sustainer: Snorlax
    
    
    
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    3.4: The Legendary							[RRAE]
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    Everyone loves a Legendary, but not allways the Strongest. For e.g, the Regi's
    focus on Defense so are better Sustainers. Here I am looking at the Legendary
    Sweepers for the other ones may be mentioned in other Sections
    
    
    
    These are the Pokemon we will be having a look at:
    
    Mewtwo
    Kyogre
    Groudon
    Rayquaza
    Deoxys (Normal and Attack)
    Mew, Jirachi and Celebi
    
    
    Mewtwo: This is the strongest Legendary in SP Attack and knows an excellent
    	moveset. It can learn about 44/50 TM's which is awesome. You can make
    	the best Moveset's with the avaiable TM's. Since this is a Psychic
    	type, it's only weak to 3 types of Pokemon (2 of which are incredibly
    	rare). An excellent choice for a careful trainer. People love to show
    	off this Pokemon. It is Fast aswell.
    	CAUTION: This Pokemon's defense is pretty appauling
    
    	Attack: 350	SP Attack: 447	Defense: 306	SP Defense: 306
    	Speed: 394
    
    
    
    Kyogre: A Pokemon with an Incredibly high SP Attack and SP Defense with is
    	great for it's type. It's awsome if you use it against those that use 
    	SP Attacks. This Pokemon also knows a great Water Moveset. It also 
    	learns (Like all 3 of the Hoenn beasts) Rest at lvl 50. This Pokemon 
    	is a great Water Sweeper if you	haven't got any of the Water Sweepers 
    	(See Section 3.5). This downside is that this is a slow Pokemon.
    
    	Attack: 328	SP Attack: 438	Defense: 306	SP Defense: 416
    	Speed: 306
    
    
    
    Groudon: Yes, Kyogre's arch - enemy. Now this Pokemon is Just like Kyogre but
    	the complete reverse. It has an Incredibly high Attack and Defense so
    	is used	for Pokemon who use Physical attacks. This Pokemon also has a
    	unique	moveset consisting of Ground, Fire and Grass!!?? It learns
    	Rest, like explained before and is a good Physical sweeper
    	(See Section 3.5). This Pokemon wont be	too bad of a Sustainer either.
    	This Pokemon, unfortunately, is just as Slow as Kyogre.
    
    	Attack: 438	SP Attack: 328	Defense: 416	SP Defense: 306	
    	Speed: 306
    
    
    
    Rayquaza: Everyone says things like "Just because Rayquaza is the Legendary
    	Peacemaker doesn't mean he's strong, Blah Blah Blah!" Well they are
    	wrong. He is incredibly	strong. He is just like Registeel in reverse!
    	(See section 3.3). He is good at Attack and SP Attack, and this would
    	be really good if he was fast. Unfortunately no, he isn't. And for you
    	who know about EV's (not included in this FAQ), Speed Training is the
    	best for this Pokemon. If you are going to train his Speed EV's,then 
    	DEFINETELY choose this Awesome Pokemon
    
    	Attack: 438	SP Attack: 438	Defense: 306	SP Defense: 306	
    	Speed: 317
    
    
    
    Deoxys Attack: If you have'nt already, please read what I have put for
    	Rayquaza. Now this is the Strongest Pokemon in the game, so is
    	abnormally weak in Defense, but luckily, INCREDIBLY luckily, he is
    	very very fast. So Speed EV training will make this Pokemon invincible
    	(That's what I've done! He He!). That is if you can get this Pokemon
    	in the first place. Best Pokemon ever if trained correctly with speed.
    
    	Attack: 504	SP Attack: 504	Defense: 152	SP Defense: 152	 
    	Speed: 438
    
    Deoxys Normal: This Pokemon isn't much different from the Attack version
    	except, some Attack points go to its defense. That in my opinion is
    	terrible, since then you can't allways 1 hit KO the opponent with
    	lightning fast speed. Do exactly what you'd do for theattack version.
    
    	Attack: 438	SP Attack: 438	Defense: 218	SP Defense: 218	 
    	Speed: 438
    
    
    
    Mew, Jirachi & Celebi: There Pokemon are reffered to as the guardians, and
    		probably are. They have equal stats making them pretty good
    		Pokemon. The problem is, getting
    		them (In the West).
    
    		Jirachi is the easiest to get in the West (includin australia)
    		by 2 ways.
    		In US, you have to have pre - ordered (or get from Ebay), the
    		Pokemon Colosseum bonus disk. In Europe and Australia, just
    		get Pokemon Channel.
    		The special thing about Jirachi is, is that it learns a HUGE
    		moveset with awesome Psychic moves.
    		
    		Mew is second easiest (Still really hard) to get in the West.
    		You need to go to a Nintendo event and get the Faraway Island
    		ticket, and have Pokemon Emerald Mew is special because of his
    		famous move Transform! Unlike Ditto, he has his	own moveset
    		aswell as Transform. He can also use ANY TM, HM, Move Tutor
    		move etc.
    		This is probably the best of the Pokemon to get.
    
    		Celebi is incredibly hard to get since you need to go to a
    		Special Nintendo Event whe they will give it away. It really
    		isn't that good, because it's ONLY THE RAREST POKEMON IN ALL
    		OF THE POKEMON GAMES!!!! Oh sorry, ahem, well If you get it,
    		it's got a rubbish Moveset. Not good for a good team
    
    	Attack: 328	SP Attack: 328	Defense: 328	SP Defense: 328	 
    	Speed: 328
    
    
    
    Reccomended Sustainers:
    
    Kanto: Mewtwo
    Hoenn: Rayquaza (Or if Ruby/Sapphire, Deoxys if possible)
    FireRed: Deoxys (If Possible), other wise Mewtwo
    
    
    
    The current Overall Team
    
    Starter: Mudkip
    Sustainer: Snorlax
    Legendary: Rayquaza
    
    
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    3.5: The Sweeper							[STRG]
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    Now if you have been reading my FAQ from the start, you'll be thinking,
    FINALLY! The part where I show the best Pokemon to use.
    
    I will be showing the  following types of Sweepers:
    
    Electric
    Water / Ice (The water types can learn Ice TM's)
    Psychic
    Fire
    Ground & Rock
    
    
    These are the Pokemon I will show:
    
    Zapdos
    Manectric
    Omastar
    Milotic
    Alakazam
    Metagross
    Arcanaine
    Camerupt
    Golem
    Aggron
    
    
    
    
    Zapdos: A loved Pokemon. and Probably the best Electric Sweeper. There is NO
    	NEED to get this Pokemon if you have Bulbasaur, Treecko, or maybe
    	Chikorita. This Pokemon is luckily a flying Type also, making it
    	immune to ground,(but weak to ice).
    	Use its Electric moves against Water, Flying, Steel (Most steel types
    	hate electric attacks), and all other types that wont make it not
    	very effective. Use its flying attacks (Drill Peck is Awesome)
    	against Grass fighting and Bug types! An excellent Pokemon.
    
    	Attack: 306	SP Attack: 383	Defense: 295	SP Defense: 306	
    	Speed: 328
    
    
    
    Manectric: Unfortunately, since the Electric Pokemon in Hoenn are limited,
    	Manectric is the best Electric type there is. It's got a pretty good
    	moveset and fortunately	is fast, so there's no need to worry. This
    	is the best, Hoenn electric type there is and unless you have a
    	grass type, you HAVE to get this Pokemon.
    
    	Attack: 273	SP Attack: 339	Defense: 295	SP Defense: 240	 
    	Speed: 339
    
    
    
    Omastar: Ignore the Water types if you have Swampert or Blastoise
    	(Fire Red users must obtain this from Leaf Green). This is a great
    	Pokemon	with an incredibly high SP Attack. It is also a rock type,
    	making Fire even less effective. This Pokemon unfortunately needs
    	to be taught Ice Beam, but Surf is not a Problem. Definetely get
    	this Pokemon, what ever game you have.
    
    	Attack: 240	SP Attack: 361	Defense: 383	SP Defense: 262	 
    	Speed: 229
    
    
    
    Milotic: Milotic is a very elegant Pokemon. It has a reasonable SP Attack
    	and a very high SP Defense. It's probably the best Water Tpy in
    	Hoenn. The only problem	is obtaining it. You need to catch Feebas
    	in one of the random six river	fishing	sqaures on route 119. This
    	takes time and effort. Its not very fast. More on this should be
    	on another FAQ talking about Feebas/Milotic.
    
    	Attack: 240	SP Attack: 328	Defense: 282	SP Defense: 383	
    	Speed: 287
    
    
    
    Alakazam: (NOTE: Mewtwo would be the best Psychic type. See section 3.4)
    	Alakazam is a might Pokemon with a VERY high attack and a VERY
    	high speed. Just like Rayquaza and Deoxys, Speed EV Training is
    	required to quickly wipe out the opponent before any damage is
    	done. This Pokemon is obtainined in all the games and is very good.
    
    	Attack: 218	SP Attack: 405	Defense: 207	SP Defense: 295	
    	Speed: 372
    
    
    
    Metagross: Unfortunately, without trading Metagross is only abtainable
    	AFTER beating the Elite 4. But though its Sp attack isnt too high,
    	everything apart from its speed	rocks! And its a steel type! A 
    	perfect combo! Get this Pokemon whatever the cost(If you can),
    	otherwise, Alakazam.
    
    	Attack: 405	SP Attack: 317	Defense: 394	SP Defense: 306
    	Speed: 262
    
    
    
    Arcanine: Ignore the Fire types if you have Blaziken or Charizard (If you
    	can, get Charizard because it's an awesome Flying type aswell as
    	Fire). Arcanine is a reasonably fast and strong Fire Type. Yes, 
    	strong. It learns good moves and isn't too bad of a choice. This
    	is the reccomended Kanto Pokemon
    
    	Attack: 350	SP Attack: 328	Defense: 284	SP Defense: 284
    	Speed: 317
    
    
    
    Camerupt: An excellent Ground / Fire type. Its attacks are remarkably like
    	Arcanine. The only thing is that it's mighty slow. Unless you're
    	training a Numel from lvl 5, don't bother on training speed EV's
    	since it's well to hard to train such a slow Pokemon. I'd 
    	reccomend training Defense, and SP Defense, since you'll generally
    	be attacking second at your speed.
    
    	Attack: 328	SP Attack: 339	Defense: 262	SP Defense: 273	
    	Speed: 196
    
    
    
    Golem: This Pokemon is remarkably good in Attack and Defense and knows a
    	wide range of good ground moves. It also has the capability to
    	learn most, NOrmal, fighting & rock TMs. Definetely the best
    	choice for Kanto, no doubt about that. Very Slow.
    	It learns the ultamite move double edge, 120 Power 100 acc!!!!
    	And instead of losing 1/4 HP when using it, he loses nothing
    	because of Rock Head! (Same with Aggron)
    
    	Attack: 350	SP Attack: 229	Defense: 394	SP Defense: 251
    	Speed: 207
    
    
    
    Aggron: The last Sweeper I'll bee talking about. Its a Steel and Rock,
    	but can learn good fighting and rock moves. Unfortunately he is
    	double weak to fighting and ground, and	weak to water. But that's
    	it! It's a very good Pokemon. Kinda Slow.
    	It learns the ultamite move double edge, 120 Power 100 acc!!!!
    	And instead of losing 1/4 HP when using it, he loses nothing
    	because of Rock Head! (Same with Aggron)
    
    	Attack: 350	SP Attack: 240	Defense: 504!	SP Defense: 240
    	Speed: 18
    
    
    
    Reccomended Sweepers:
    
    Kanto:  Zapdos
    	Omastar
    	Alakazam
    Hoenn:  Milotic
    	Metagross
    	Aggron
    
    
    
    The current Overall Team
    
    Starter: Mudkip
    Sustainer: Snorlax
    Sweeper 1: Zapdos
    Sweeper 2: Metagross
    Sweeper 3: Arcanine
    
    
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    3.6: The Catcher							[CTCH]
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    I have finished the main Part of my FAQ, the folowing is totally optional
    apart from the mild Sweeper, which is an amazing choice)
    
    False Swipe has 40 Power, but allways leaves the foe with 1 HP.
    
    These are the folowing Catchers I'll be showing:
    
    Marowak
    Zangoose
    Farfetch'd
    
    
    Marowak: This Pokemon has a generally high defense, so it can hold in there
    	while you keep throwing Pokéballs. Only evolve Cubone (only get this
    	Pokemon as a Cubone) at lvl 33, so that it learns False Swipe at an
    	earlier lvl. The best catcher there is (apart from the Mild Sweeper
    	coming up)
    
    	False Swipe lvl: Cubone: 33
    			 Marowak: 39
    
    
    
    Zangoose: Unfortunately, Zangoose only learns False Swipe at a later stage,
    	so to properly use him as a catcher, he'll need to be a very high
    	lvl. He has a decent attack so he wont be too hard to train. Only
    	use him if you are willing to use him as a catcher at a later lvl.
    
    	False Swipe lvl: 55
    
    
    
    Farfetch'd: What a weird name! Don't you think? Anyway, Farfetch'd isn't
    	too good, but with its stick can cause lots of critical hits. This
    	Pokemon also learns False swipe at a high lvl, but luckily not as
    	high as Zangoose. Marowak would be a better choice
    
    	False Swipe lvl: 46
    
    
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            3.65: The Mild Sweeper
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    The folowing Pokemon was born by Nintendo to be a catcher. But I call it
    a Mild Sweeper because it's a gem at Sweeping too. It is Scyther.
    
    Scyther: This Pokemon learns False Swipe at 16!!! 16! an you believe that?
    	Like I said he's born to be a catcher. He has a very high attack
    	so aswell as a good sweeper, can get Pokemon down to 1 hp usually
    	in 1 minute. Get this Pokemon whatever team you have. Evolve this
    	Pokemon to a Scizor the first chance you can, because it learns
    	moves at the same lvl, but gets a much higher attack bonus. Best
    	choice there is.
    
    	False Swipe lvl: 16
    
    
    
    Reccomended Catchers:
    
    Kanto:  Scyther
    Hoenn:  Zangoose (and if you started with, Sceptile)
    
    
    
    The current Overall Team
    
    Starter: Mudkip (Swampert)
    Sustainer: Snorlax
    Sweeper 1: Zapdos
    Sweeper 2: Metagross
    Sweeper 3: Arcanine
    Mild - Sweeper: Scizor
    
    
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    3.7: The Trapper							[TTRP]
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    The Dream Team is finished. I really don't reccomend any of the folowing.
    But it's there anyway so that if you want to have one, or to know what they
    are. Read on.
    
    Now getting a trapper is VERY EXTREMELY HARD. ONLY GET ONE IF YOU ARE
    DETERMINED TO DO SO.
    
    A Trapper is only there for the Folowing Pokemon
    
    In KANTO:
    
    Suicune
    Entei
    Raikou
    
    In HOENN:
    
    Latias
    Latios
    
    The Trappers use a move to make sure the Foe doesnt escape, then Baton
    Passes to the Catcher.
    Baton Pass changes Pokemon keeping whatever trapping moves, still in
    effect.
    
    
    These are the folowing Trappers I'll be showing:
    
    Smeargle
    Spinarak
    Eevee/Umbreonm
    
    
    
    Smeargle: This is a hard Pokemon to get. Now when you get this Pokemon,
    	you need to find a Pokemon with Spider Web, or Mean Look and make
    	Smeargle Sketch it.
    	Then make him sketch Baton Pass. In battle make him use the
    	trapping move then use Baton Pass.
    
    
    
    Spinarak: This is the only way for a Kanto game Trainer to get a Trapper
    	without trading. You will need to breed a Ledyba/Ledian with Mean
    	Look with a Spinarak/Ariados.
    	Then it will soon learn the trapping move Spider Web. In battle
    	make him use the trapping move then use Baton Pass.
    
    	Learns Spider Web:  Spinarak: 37
    			    Ariados: 43
    
    
    
    Eevee/Umbreon: First trade Eevee from Kanto to Hoenn. (This MUST be done,
    	you can't getUmbreon from Colosseum. Then level up Eevee so he
    	learns Baton Pass. Then I think	let him evolve by friendship in
    	he afternoon, and as an Umbreon level it up to learn Mean Look.
    
    	Learns Baton Pass: Eevee - 36
    	       Mean Look: Umbreon - 42
    
    
    Reccomended trappers:
    
    Kanto: Spinarak
    Hoenn: Eevee
    
    
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    3.8: The HM Buddy							[HMTM]
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    Last of all, the HM Buddy. Only get a HM buddy if you really need to, and only
    get one that knows the HM's that your other Pokemon don't know.
    For e.g Teach your normal team Fly, Surf and Strength. There, there's already
    3 filled up, only 4 more to go (5 in Hoenn).
    
    Here are the best HM buddy's:
    
    
    
    Wailmer/Wailord:
    
    Surf
    Strength
    Rock Smash
    Waterfall
    Dive
    
    
    
    NidoKing/Queen:
    
    Cut
    Surf
    Strength
    Rock Smash
    
    
    
    Psyduck/Golduck (recomended, dont teach it Surf and Strength):
    
    Surf
    Strength
    Flash
    Rock Smash
    Waterfall
    Dive
    
    
    
    Tropius:
    
    Cut
    Fly
    Strength 
    Flash
    Rock Smash
    
    
    If there are any more, please tell me, and I'll add them on. I can't
    reccomenda ny because it depends what moves you need
    
    
    
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    3.9: The Final Team							[FNAL]
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    Just for your information, here is the Final Team again:
    
    Starter: Mudkip (Swampert)
    
    Sustainer: Snorlax
    
    Sweeper 1: Zapdos
    
    Sweeper 2: Metagross
    
    Sweeper 3: Arcanine
    
    Mild - Sweeper: Scizor
    
    
    
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    4: Credits/Discalimer							[ENDD]
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    Thanks to:
    
    Me! For creating this FAQ
    Serebii.net: For giving some Vital information
    Ho-Oh2224: For persuading me to become an author & doing the lettering at
    the beginning
    Llama_Guy, for telling me about Shuckle
    
    
    THIS FAQ IS NOT TO BE COPIED OR USED IN ANY WAY WITHOUT MY
    PERMISSION. IF THIS FAQ IS TO BE USED, TELL ME WHERE WHEN AND WHY
    BUT DO NOT COPY IT. THIS SHOULD BE READ CLEARLY THIS (PARTICULAR) FAQ
    EXCLUSIVE TO WWW.GAMEFAQS.COM
    
    .....Misterioso.....
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