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    Default please rate this team :)

    hey guys if you could rate my team and offer advice it would be great

    1st gyarados lvl 74
    intimidate
    -earthquake (electric covering)
    -waterfall
    -ice fang
    -dragon dance

    2nd charizard/scorcher lvl 55
    gonna give
    -arial ace
    -flare blitz
    -shadow claw
    -

    3rd togekiss lvl 76 special sweeper
    wise glasses serene grace
    -shock wave
    -silver wind
    -air slash
    -aura sphere

    4th lucario lvl 45
    steadfast expert belt
    - drain punch
    -poison jab
    -earthquake
    -sword dance

    5th torterra lvl 70

    -wood hammer
    -stealth rock
    -leech seed
    -stone edge

    6th tyranitar
    -crunch
    -thunderbolt
    -stone edge
    -dragon claw

    NOTE: still leveling them up for second elite four

    alt 1st lapras
    leftovers
    -attract
    -confuse ray
    -rest
    t-bolt
    Last edited by hutchy; 4th November 2009 at 07:44 AM. Reason: update

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    Default Re: please rate this team :)

    First of all, are you planning on challenging your fellow humans with this team? That decides how serious we are about rating it; a team doesn't need to be amazing to sweep in-game opponents, although the Battle Frontier might be as difficult as clever human players to defeat.

    I've done a weakness analysis of your team. You currently have two 3x weaknesses: Rock attacks and Ground attacks are each super-effective against half of your team. 3x weaknesses are a bad idea in a team that's going to go up against other humans. Now, if you end up evolving Scorcher, that'll change...but you'll simply be trading your 3x weakness to Ground for a 3x weakness to Electric. That's no better. Interestingly, the 3x weakness to Electric and your 3x weakness to Rock apply to the same three pokémon (Gyarados, Charizard and Togekiss.) This is exactly what can happen when a trainer becomes too enamoured of Flying-types.

    I would normally say it's imperative to finish raising Scorcher and Lucario to at least roughly the same level as your other pokémon (even Torterra's lagging a little too much, for that matter)...but I suppose that's not as important anymore, since battles between humans pretty much always have all pokémon adjusted to either level 50 or level 100 in 4th-gen.


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    Default Re: please rate this team :)

    yeah i am taking on other people as soon as i get my wi-fi and team sorted.
    and im not enamored witrh flying types in all honesty i completely forgot gyarados was a flying type. and i only got gyarados because floatzel is crap going to replace it with fave poke lapras

    also my pupitar evolved and beat fantina in bucks place on its own

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    Default Re: please rate this team :)

    Well I'm currently not big on rating teams since I've only just gotten back into playing the games. As a result I'm somewhat behind the curve on what's currently effective and what's not. Even so the one thing that holds true across all generations of the main series is to try to limit your weaknesses as much as possible. Ideally you don't more than two Pokémon to be weak to a single type. Having three or more weak to one type is very bad. If your opponent has a speedy Pokémon with power behind it then you'll lose half your team before you can blink.

    At the very least try to take care of that electric weakness. Even if the person you are playing against doesn't have an actual electric type, you can pretty much expect them to have an electric move of some sort. Gyarados may have power behind it but to me the water/flying type it carries is too much. 4x weakness to electric is bad. Factor in the additional 1.5x attack power if it's STAB and it's pretty much screwed. Personally I'd ditch Togekiss and just flat out stay away from straight flying types in general. Not saying it's a bad Pokémon but the fact is that flying is fairly easily countered. Charizard can work out. If it's able to learn Roost that could be helpful as it would restore HP and lose it's flying type for a few turns.

    One last suggestion. While Lapras can work out pretty well have you ever given Vaporeon a try? It's HP is actually high enough to occasionally survive at least one electric attack provided STAB doesn't come into play. Even if they are getting the attack bonus I've had cases where mine has just barely managed to hold on with a few HP left.

    And finally welcome to the boards ^_~

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    Default Re: please rate this team :)

    Quote Originally Posted by hutchy View Post
    hey guys if you could rate my team and offer advice it would be great

    1st gyarados lvl 74
    intimidate
    -earthquake (electric covering)
    -waterfall
    -ice fang
    -dragon dance

    2nd charizard/scorcher lvl 55
    gonna give
    -arial ace
    -flare blitz
    -shadow claw
    -

    3rd togekiss lvl 76 special sweeper
    wise glasses serene grace
    -shock wave
    -silver wind
    -air slash
    -aura sphere

    4th lucario lvl 45
    steadfast expert belt
    - drain punch
    -poison jab
    -earthquake
    -sword dance

    5th torterra lvl 70

    -wood hammer
    -stealth rock
    -leech seed
    -stone edge

    6th tyranitar
    -crunch
    -thunderbolt
    -stone edge
    -dragon claw

    NOTE: still leveling them up for second elite four

    alt 1st lapras
    leftovers
    -attract
    -confuse ray
    -rest
    t-bolt
    whoa your team is epic! im not kidding! i fought the elite four with my lone umbreon level 100 and he had most awesome attacks but he ran out of power points EDIT:so he died
    Last edited by Kaimana; 8th January 2010 at 11:36 PM.

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