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savecowseatcarrots
11th December 2006, 2:00 AM
trying to decide in FR between Lapras and starmie, don't have lapras but i was planning this:
Lapras@Leftovers
Modest
Surf
thunderbolt
icebeam
-Sing/Confuse Ray

But i wasn't sure whether i should reconcider. I can give you the rest of my team if u need it.

aragornbird
11th December 2006, 2:04 AM
Starmie gets basically the same moves, but uses them better with its 100 Special Attack and 115 Speed.
What makes Lapras less than stellar is its weakness to Rock and Fighting, which are things that good Water types shouldn't be weak against. It's still a nice bulky Water, but if it's a tank you want, Vaporeon/Suicune/Slowbro do that much better.

Also, yeah, providing a team would be nice.

Jolts
11th December 2006, 2:06 AM
Starmie
timid/modest
Surf
Ice Beam
Thunderbolt
Psychic

he is so much better than Lapras

savecowseatcarrots
11th December 2006, 2:06 AM
I don't think i want a tank, idk this stuff too well but i think I have one either hitmonlee or dragonite... Do i need to tm psychic?

aragornbird
11th December 2006, 2:25 AM
Hitmonlee and Dragonite aren't tanks.

No, you could use Recover over Psychic.

Magne-2000lbs.
11th December 2006, 2:27 AM
I do use Lapras, but it seems sorta slow... I prefer Starmie though, it has a good sp. Attack

savecowseatcarrots
11th December 2006, 3:36 AM
i realized i can't get starmie in FR and don't have trading right now... is there another alternative or i lapras better than anything else ill catch?

aragornbird
11th December 2006, 3:47 AM
As I said before, Vaporeon/Suicune/Slowbro.

savecowseatcarrots
11th December 2006, 3:51 AM
ahh... well too late for all of those, um anything else or should i just go with lapras?

aragornbird
11th December 2006, 3:57 AM
*shrugs* It's in-game, Lapras works fine.

The Mighty Wurmple
11th December 2006, 6:05 AM
What's your starter? that way you might or might not be able to get Suicune.

BigCharizard
11th December 2006, 6:36 AM
What's with the great Starmie vs. Lapras debate?

Anyways, how late in the game are we talking. Provide a team as well.

savecowseatcarrots
12th December 2006, 1:15 AM
people are saying omastar and golduck. But golduck isn't that good, right? How bout Omastar?

savecowseatcarrots
12th December 2006, 1:23 AM
People have been saying omastar and golduck. Golduck sucks though, right? What about omastar? Oops, sorry for that double, computer sketched out.

BattlePikeKing140
12th December 2006, 1:45 AM
Starmie if you like winning, IMO. Better SAtk, and faster. Much better sweeper.

Use it.

Not Lapras.

Starmie.

BigCharizard
12th December 2006, 1:50 AM
Starmie if you like winning, IMO. Better SAtk, and faster. Much better sweeper.

Use it.

Not Lapras.

Starmie.

Dude, we have already established that he can't get Starmie, so we're suggesting OTHER alternatives.

Lol, accidental double posting. I hate the internet...

savecowseatcarrots
12th December 2006, 1:50 AM
i can't get starmie now, not trading, not leafgreen...

aragornbird
12th December 2006, 1:57 AM
Golduck isn't bad, it just isn't great either. Omastar's Ground/Fighting weakness is a shame. It's a great sweeper with Rain Dance and Swift Swim though, but it's just too limited.

Lapras works fine for it's versatility and bulkiness.

BigCharizard
12th December 2006, 4:55 AM
From the looks of things, you may as well stick with Lapras.