Who should i use for ingame?

  • Topic Archived
You're browsing the GameFAQs Message Boards as a guest. Sign Up for free (or Log In if you already have an account) to be able to post messages, change how messages are displayed, and view media in posts.
  1. Boards
  2. Pokemon SoulSilver Version
  3. Who should i use for ingame?

User Info: animefan1000

5 years ago#1
I like koffing but i also keep hearing about how useful tentacool, please help me chose.

User Info: GummiArms

5 years ago#2
First and foremost, who do you like? You can make just about anyone work ingame, the only limiting factors being availability and evolution requirements.

Try to plan ahead for HM's while you are thinking of a team. This means budgeting party slots for HM slaves. Typically, you'll be able to sneak two or three HM's on to your main fighters, since moves like Surf and Waterfall are useful, and fly is not too cumbersome. Typically, you'll end up with two HM slave pokemon, and four pokemon that you actually want to use.

Try to design a balanced team around the remaining slots in the party. By balanced I don't mean balanced type wise so much as a good assortment of roles. For example, a devoted physical attacker, a devoted special attacker, a tank, and a speedy guy for the purpose of sabotage.

If this doesn't help you, then just look at popular pokemon that other users like to field. Try to find some that are readily available (even if in lower forms) within the first few towns. Ampharos, for instance, is available in its lowest form just past Azalea town, and Zubat- which evolves into Golbat- can be found just before Azalea town.

Also, if you have your heart set on a pokemon that cannot be obtained until later in the game, don't feel bad about using someone else in the interim. It doesn't hurt to have a few substitutes in mind.

Finally, don't overlook gift pokemon. For example, you get an eevee fairly early on from Bill. You can more or less mold it into whatever eeveelution you desire, though Leafeon and Glaceon will require you trade to a D/P/Pt cartridge. With the exception of flareon, most of the eeveelutions are superior pokemon.

User Info: Avatarfox

5 years ago#3
Koffing\Weezing has a good defence but the rest of the stats are so-so. As a poison type with levitate, it only has 1 weakness which is psychic. If you really want to use it you could try and get I learn a dark/ghost move in case it has to go against them.

Tentacool/cruel is also awesome. Good special defence and range of moves but poor defence (barrier can help here). These guys have the weakness from ground, psychic and electric types so not as great defensively as koffing.

Why not both since you can use tentacruel as you water type and koffing/Weezing as poison?

User Info: animefan1000

5 years ago#4
Thanks for the help.
  1. Boards
  2. Pokemon SoulSilver Version
  3. Who should i use for ingame?

Report Message

Terms of Use Violations:

Etiquette Issues:

Notes (optional; required for "Other"):
Add user to Ignore List after reporting

Topic Sticky

You are not allowed to request a sticky.

  • Topic Archived