View Full Version : Who is your teams "surfer"? Do you have more than one?
23rd December 2009, 12:06 PM
Who do you use as a surfing Pokemon?
Do you use more than one?
(you can close this if you like.)
Spirit of Darkness
23rd December 2009, 12:16 PM
Yeah! I use more than one, but mainly Empoleon and Bibarel.
23rd December 2009, 12:28 PM
Yep, I have more then one :D
My main surfers in Diamond are Bibarel and Floatzel, and my main surfers in Platinum are Bibarel and Lapras.
23rd December 2009, 12:58 PM
^wow, you like Bibarels... :p
I mainly use Gyarados.
23rd December 2009, 1:04 PM
My Golduck in Platinum as it's the water type i chose to raise.
In leaf green it was my Gyarados, but I had to erase it's HM moves before i could transerfer it over to Pt.
23rd December 2009, 1:16 PM
I like to use Gyarados but occasionally I use Blastoise!
23rd December 2009, 1:35 PM
Either Starmie, Vaporeon, Bibarel, Tentacruel, Floatzel, Gastrodon, Empoleon, Quagsire, Milotic, Golduck, Feraligatr, Azumarril, Blastoise, Seaking, or every other Water type I have in my PC.
23rd December 2009, 1:56 PM
Mine is my Blastoise.
Blue Shiny Pikachu 1
23rd December 2009, 2:16 PM
Of course my Pokemon know Surf. On Pearl I have unevolved Piplup I think and Empoleon.
23rd December 2009, 2:29 PM
I used to use azumarill before I beat the Elite 4, but now I use my milotic because it has good special attack and surf is actually a pretty good move.
23rd December 2009, 5:35 PM
23rd December 2009, 5:40 PM
My Swampert knows Surf so I don't need to bring a random Pokemon along just to get across bodies of water. I'm glad Surf is a powerful attack so it's not a waste teaching it to a powerful Pokemon.
23rd December 2009, 5:43 PM
in pearl---> dont have one i just use fly, but when i first started and needed surf i used my empoleon
in my platinum game im using my mantine right now : P
23rd December 2009, 5:50 PM
Never really need to Surf in DPPt, after the game's completed, apart from catching certain Pokémon.
I think it's Mew on Diamond
Bibarel on Platinum
23rd December 2009, 8:20 PM
I used a Floatzel for surfing and going up/down waterfalls. She was the most frequently used water-type I had, and I even took her to battle the Elite 4/Champion. Now I just have a Bibarel that knows four HM's. (It's easier to have one Pokemon know lots of HM's than to have several Pokemon know different HM's).
23rd December 2009, 8:30 PM
I think nearly all my water pokemon know surf since it's handy in and out of battle. But since i have Swampert with me alot then i guess he's my main surfer.
24th December 2009, 12:34 AM
Its mainly Bibarel, but I use any Water Pokemon that I'm training and uses its Special for offense.
24th December 2009, 1:43 AM
My Gastrodon. Surf is such an awesome move that it doesn't need a HM slave.
Not that I'd use one. >.>
25th December 2009, 10:19 AM
Currently, my main surfer is Gyarados but hopefully it will expand
26th December 2009, 7:05 AM
Mine was Empoleon/Ludicolo/Vaporeon..I like to use Ground types surfing!
29th December 2009, 11:37 PM
i enjoy surfing on many Pokemon because i love water, but that's just me.
i also am going to surf on my Swampert, and Blastoise.
for nostalgia reference.
~ Z ~
30th December 2009, 7:51 PM
To be honest, year ago every one I had in party or PC who could learn surf; learned it.
Though...Lately I've been changing surf to waterfall for someones...
Right now I don't have anyone in my team who knows surf (*sob, sob*) but when I need it I just take either Milotic or Wailord out from the PC.
Nearly anyone, really... :/
31st December 2009, 2:30 AM
my Milotic. Just incase I Need to Surf other than that i use Empoleon
31st December 2009, 2:35 AM
My Walrein. I had the awesome idea of sending over a Spheal egg on my restarted Platinum to have an original surfer for the entire game. xP
31st December 2009, 7:25 AM
That Battle Revolution Pikachu is wicked on paper but for me was absolutely horrible in practice, it did get a few revenge kills in the league though.
31st December 2009, 7:40 AM
Empoleon,My team is a steel team and the only water/steel pokemon is empoleon.
1st January 2010, 12:00 AM
& a few more (I can't do anything atm as I'm doing a trade).
1st January 2010, 9:38 PM
In Diamond, I mainly use Vaporeon and Lumineon for surf, since I'm working on leveling them. It's a great battle move as well. C:
2nd January 2010, 12:42 AM
I use an Empoleon (my starter one... She's an overall HM slave) on my Diamond and a Vaporeon on my Platinum.. But I don't use Surf much.
On the other hand, my flyer, Starptor (Diamond)/Noctowl (Platinum) are nearly ALWAYS in my party. :)
2nd January 2010, 5:25 AM
I use my HM slave Bibarel. (:
3rd January 2010, 6:23 AM
Milotic or Kabutops for me.
3rd January 2010, 6:27 AM
Empoleon, Blastoise, and Swampert.
4th January 2010, 8:24 PM
4th January 2010, 11:32 PM
On Pearl I use my Aggron. A strange one to use Surf but oh well. They shouldn't had made Rock Pokemon use Surf, it is too strange.
On Platinum, I use Quagsire!!
15th January 2010, 7:12 AM
I have a lot of pokemon that know Surf but I usually have either Swampert or Empoleon in my team, so I use them.
15th January 2010, 10:16 AM
Nah, only one in each team. Floatzel in Diamond, Lumineon in jap Platinum, and Empoleon in eng Platinum.
1st February 2010, 4:37 AM
I use Empoleon and Starmie, unless I'm training another water type then I use that one.
1st February 2010, 12:18 PM
a pikachu no really the pbr pikachu
2nd February 2010, 1:14 AM
Vaporeon,but i have more pokemon with surf like dewgong and weavile.(which can learn surf in diamond)
2nd February 2010, 3:15 AM
I mostly use my Lickilicky :3 I like putting surf on pokemon that aren't water types.
2nd February 2010, 3:18 AM
If I'm training a water type, it's usually that. At the moment, it's "Toadorous," the Politoed I'm training. If I don't have a water type I'm training, it's usually Suicune, since I can also bring him in if I need an emergency powerhouse on my traveling and training journeys.
3rd February 2010, 1:37 AM
On my platinum my surfer is vaporeon.
3rd February 2010, 1:41 AM
I use my Lickilicky since i didnt have any water type pokemon in my family of 6. Surf somehow suits Lickilicky i must say :)
7th February 2010, 11:52 PM
I usually give Strength to something and Surf to my water-type, dump Fly + Defog on a Starly or Zubat, and put everything else on Bibarel.
On Diamond, my main 4th gen game, I use an eastern Gastrodon. On Platinum, I use my Golduck. On my Pearl, which I hardly play, I will give Surf to Piplup once I get it.
9th February 2010, 5:09 PM
Same situation as Flyers, I prefer to use Pokémon that are not typically pictured as "Surfers" - ie - Linoone, Snorlax, Rhyperior. Although, in saying that, if I'm ever raising a Water type, I always teach it Surf cos I just think it's an awesome move regardless of my intent to use it outside of battle or not.
18th February 2010, 10:48 AM
I have more than one.yep
My Surfers are An Empoleon and a gastrodon :3
18th February 2010, 3:10 PM
I use pikachu from pBR.
19th February 2010, 12:52 AM
I use Mantine primarily. Surf in general is a good move, but I have Pokemon that I just use for HMs; and Mantine is that for both Surf and Waterfall.
19th February 2010, 1:06 AM
I use my starter Blastoise that i got from my FireRed
19th February 2010, 1:10 AM
I hane more than one. My first one is my empoleon since he is a water type and I always have him in my party. The other one is usually bibarel or something else I dont really use.
23rd February 2010, 4:33 PM
Depends what my current team is. They change so frequently i'm always having to give Surf to someone new.
At the moment, its Wailord. That is, until its Lv.100 and it gets kicked out XD
23rd February 2010, 4:36 PM
What a handy Pokemon it turned out to be.
23rd February 2010, 6:18 PM
I used a Bibarel as my surfer until about 6 months ago. Then, I played though Sapphire really quick and caught Kyogre. I migrated it over, EV trained it really quick and taught it surf. I use it in and out of battle. I dont battle competitively.
23rd February 2010, 6:22 PM
23rd February 2010, 8:21 PM
Forget bibarel, I used a lvl. 4 bidoof and lvl. 13 geodude as my hm *****s through the whole game. XD
26th February 2010, 10:59 PM
2nd March 2010, 1:09 AM
Umm, my main surfers are Milotic and Floatzel
2nd March 2010, 1:22 AM
My Empoleon knows surf, but so does my Azumarill.
2nd March 2010, 1:26 AM
My Bibarel. I used to have it on my Lanturn but I prefer Hydro Pump.
2nd March 2010, 1:26 AM
my surfer is and always will be vaporeon. not only are surf and waterfall usefull but they are strong
2nd March 2010, 7:07 PM
My surfer is my Empoleon :P .
2nd March 2010, 7:13 PM
Sneasel because he is also my catcher (False Swipe)
6th March 2010, 4:52 PM
If I'm doing some surfing, I'll take along my Azumarill or Wailord. I don't have a main surfer in my team all the time though.
7th March 2010, 3:35 AM
Currently on my main Platinum its either a HM Slave Bibarel or my EVd Starmie, and on my other Platinum, its my Milotic.
7th March 2010, 4:13 AM
I use Empoleon on my Diamond, Floatzel on Platinum, and I plan on Poliwrath on SoulSilver. Basically I always use the water pokemon on my team
7th March 2010, 4:16 AM
Blastoise in my Platinum.
7th March 2010, 6:24 AM
I use my HM slaves Empoleon and Walrein(also my waterfall user).
11th March 2010, 2:48 AM
I use Rhydon, as you can teach it the power moves too (Rock Smash, Strength, etc.)
16th March 2010, 8:07 PM
3 or 2 lv 100 linnone work as hm slaves in my team always(two have surf)pluss my shinny skarmory with fly...the other is a sync or the pokemon(s) im training.
17th March 2010, 1:02 PM
Empoleon and Golduck! cbf getting Gyarados anymore...
17th March 2010, 2:13 PM
8th May 2011, 10:36 AM
haha i got like 12 kyogre milotic floatzel kingdra dragonite crawdaunt just to name a few
8th May 2011, 10:39 AM
For Platnium I actually only have one, my Vaporeon. Usually I just have one surfer on my team.
8th May 2011, 11:00 AM
Mine is Swampert!
8th May 2011, 11:25 AM
Starmie. Surf is actually a decent move as well.
8th May 2011, 2:50 PM
My surfer is pretty much all the time my starter, Empoleon.
Sometimes I might use someone else, like Tauros (because being super hilarious) or Wailord.
The Pokemon Broadcast
14th May 2011, 12:17 AM
Surfer in Platinum: Floatzel
More than one surfer at a time: Nope
14th May 2011, 12:19 AM
Empoleon on Platinum and Milotic in Pearl.
14th May 2011, 12:23 AM
In Soul Silver its my Feraligatr in Diamond it's Empoleon (:
14th May 2011, 12:25 AM
in diamond its my golduck, pearl its vaporeon, and platinum its blastoise :)
14th May 2011, 12:37 AM
My Pearl surfer: Empoleon
14th May 2011, 1:33 AM
Diamond surfer - Empoleon
Platinum surfer - Floatzel
Loveyou, long gone teams. :>
15th May 2011, 6:35 AM
I mainly use Gyarados.
15th May 2011, 12:40 PM
15th May 2011, 12:45 PM
I mainly use Gyarados.
Shame on you for using gyarados to surf.
I tend to use a Golduck named WhatALoon with decent SpAtk so it is benificial in pkmn diamondpearl platinum then SS but now she is black
15th May 2011, 2:06 PM
23rd June 2011, 7:34 AM
It's whatever my water type team member is (I ALWAYS have a water type on my team).
On Pearl & Japanese Platinum, it's Empoleon
Current Diamond file is Milotic
English Platinum is Kingdra
26th June 2011, 10:14 PM
1st run-through: ;395;
2nd run-through: ;419; (I hope)
29th July 2011, 3:56 AM
I use mostly Empoleon, sometimes Floatzel
30th July 2011, 1:12 AM
slave or swampert
4th August 2011, 1:36 PM
Golduck in most of my Gen IV games. She's my SS HM Slave!
When I play in Gen V I might use Samurott as my Surfer.
In Gen III I had Golduck and Pelipper.
4th August 2011, 2:25 PM
If my starter is Totodile, I always teach it surf on acount of it not learning another decent water type move (Aqua Tail) 'till Lv 43.
4th August 2011, 2:48 PM
i normally have surf on all my water pokemon during play through but i'll eventually delete if i need to
7th August 2011, 1:11 AM
Obviously Empoleon when i choose Piplup, otherwise Floatzel (I had a shiny one in Diamond ^^), Golduck or Seaking.
9th August 2011, 10:33 AM
The one and only HM slave numero uno: Bibarel.
16th August 2011, 3:00 PM
15th September 2011, 4:09 PM
Blastoise is my surfer but when he hatched he knew it
18th October 2011, 8:09 PM
I usually have more than one, because surf is such a great move I teach it to anyone who will learn it ^_^
My surfer's in my last Platinum game were Palkia, and Gyarados, because he was my my only one before I got Palkia, and once I did, I decided it was time to restart... meh. I used Tentacruel before that.
I found it difficult to get a surfer in Platinum though, don't know why, none of the water tyes of Sinnoh really appeal to me I suppose...
18th October 2011, 8:12 PM
Yeah, they are Lapras, Suicune and Empoleon!
18th October 2011, 9:56 PM
My two beautiful Empoleons, both in pearl and platinum. In a playthrough I did with Torterra as a starter I used Lumineon. 'Cause he was the prettiest....
21st October 2011, 12:23 PM
mine is always empoleon
21st October 2011, 1:18 PM
21st October 2011, 1:47 PM
most of the time it's empoleon
7th February 2012, 10:25 PM
On my new Platinum File is Milotic but on my old file it was Empoleon.
7th February 2012, 10:30 PM
Mine is my Empoleon.
7th February 2012, 11:11 PM
Bibarel. Best. HM slave. EVER.
8th February 2012, 3:48 AM
I am not sure about my HG once I restart the file but for Platinum it will be Floatzel.
8th February 2012, 8:52 AM
Bibarel, Gyarados, or Linoone.
8th February 2012, 9:18 AM
Sometimes Bibarel when I want Empoleon to forget Surf, nya~
10th February 2012, 1:14 AM
Platinum: Milotic (soon)
Emerald (was): Kyogre
yeh, not rly imaginative. (:
15th February 2012, 6:47 AM
My best friend Rampardos. :D
17th February 2012, 11:07 AM
Empoleon, Floatzel, Gastrodon and Bibarel. My Platinum surfer I wil be using will be Flaotzel.
24th February 2012, 1:49 AM
I use Empoleon in Diamond version, Bibarel in Pearl version and Gastrodon in Platinum version.
24th February 2012, 4:15 AM
I used my Floatzel. Surf is a strong move!
24th February 2012, 4:17 AM
Empoleon. Or Floatzel.
24th February 2012, 4:28 AM
My trusty Empoleon, of course!
24th February 2012, 4:46 AM
I use Samurott for surf. In Soul silver I use feraligatr.
Primal Crusader V
24th February 2012, 1:22 PM
Wailord. She was my first, trustworthy surfer. RIP
24th February 2012, 2:05 PM
i always stick to IP2 and IP3. they also have pick up ability, great for getting rare items.
24th February 2012, 8:15 PM
or if I don't have Empoleon
8th March 2012, 5:25 PM
Mine is going to be floatsel this time.
10th March 2012, 12:31 PM
In my current Platinum playthrough, it's Empoleon. In Diamond it was Floatzel. And that's it for me in terms of playing 4th gen, although I'm planning to start Heart Gold after Platinum.
10th March 2012, 4:26 PM
Bibarel if I use an HM slave, otherwise the water pokemon on my team.
15th March 2012, 8:29 AM
I usually catch a Shellos if I don't start with Empoleon.
30th March 2012, 6:35 AM
Empoleon (it was traded from another save file...my starter is Chimchar)
and now i'm training my Kingdra
30th March 2012, 10:34 AM
Any water-type in my team that can learn Surf.
30th March 2012, 11:04 AM
Unless I don't use a Water Pokemon, or I use a Water type that does better with physical water moves such as Waterfall, I usually give surf to my water type team member.
30th March 2012, 5:17 PM
Empolean.first i wanted to start my game with Turtwig since i don't like piplup and chimchar but i really really wanted a Leafeon in my team so i decided to go with Piplup and i have to say he is not bad.his good in battles and yet cant take me over seas.
23rd April 2012, 1:59 AM
In all the previous gens, I never worried about Surf, since I always put it on whatever water type was on my team anyway. But with the fourth gen physical/special split, I had to start paying attention to it. In Diamond, I started with Piplup, so Empoleon was my Surfer anyway. In Pearl, I used a purely physical Gyarados as my water, so I used a Pelipper for Surfing (and for Flying too, since my team Flying type was a Vespiquen). I'm currently playing Platinum and I'm not sure what I'm going to do for Surf. I'm leaning toward using a Floatzel as my water, and it'll be physical-oriented, so Surf would be wasted on it. I might just end up putting it on a Bibarel HM slave, or another Pelipper if I don't have a team Flyer.
Aura Of Twilight
23rd April 2012, 3:22 AM
Miliotic is my surfer on platinum.
6th May 2012, 12:00 PM
It depends, if I pick a water starter, then it's my surfer. If not, slave.
7th May 2012, 9:21 AM
in pearl i use more than one surfer,empoleon and palkia.in diamond i only use empoleon as a surfer.
7th May 2012, 9:32 AM
I just used Empoleon as my surfer. At least Surf is a pretty decent move.
7th May 2012, 4:25 PM
Bibarel. I was hoping to get a Golduck to use in battles, which I would have taught surf to, but I ended up with three non-water types. So.. yeah.. HM slave it seems.
15th May 2012, 9:42 PM
Empoleon, Bibarel, or Kingdra.
16th June 2012, 6:35 AM
Empoleon and Floatzel
24th June 2012, 2:33 PM
Any time that I have a water-type on my team, they have Surf. It's just too useful of a move to leave off.
Any other time, Bibarel. Bibarel with Cut/RockClimb/Strength/Waterfall and Tropius with Cut/RockSmash/Fly/Defog covers all eight TMs on two Pokémon, leaving the rest of my team open to whatever I need.
26th June 2012, 1:55 PM
2nd July 2012, 10:26 PM
In my playthrough, it will be Empoleon and Buizel (yes, I'm not evolving it!) so as to go with more powerful water moves.
2nd July 2012, 10:34 PM
Yep. A Tentacool that's also my HM slave and nicknamed Slave. (x
22nd July 2012, 3:06 PM
In both Diamond and Platinum, its Empoleon.
It can learn all HM's but Fly! Empoleon FTW!
11th August 2012, 5:00 PM
Empoleon, mostly, but occasionally vaporeon and swampert.
29th August 2012, 4:14 AM
I've used tons of different ones. Typically I just throw a rod into the water, and if it's not magikarp, I use it as my surf/waterfall slave.
29th August 2012, 4:19 AM
Lapras in my Pearl game, but Lugia in my Platinum. (Don't ask me why I taught my Lugia a HM move, I just did.)
29th August 2012, 6:32 AM
Mine's my Gyarados. I don't use HM slaves, so I gather Pokémon I know can learn the HM moves needed.
29th August 2012, 6:34 AM
Been using that penguin for a few runs in already. Since Surf is also a solid offensive move, so yeah.
29th August 2012, 8:40 AM
Rampardos which is quite odd since he is a rock type Pokemon.
31st August 2012, 3:10 AM
In Platinum it's Bibarel (gosh I couldn't remember its name!).
Tuskie Tyrant Yoko Kurama
31st August 2012, 3:32 AM
I use Starmie, Milotic or Vaporeon.
31st August 2012, 6:32 AM
Floatzel in my Pearl. I use Empoleon in Platinum.
15th December 2012, 11:49 PM
Any water-type I find in my boxes.. WHENEVER there's water I have to switch out one of my team-mates.. Ugh so annoying. Next time I play through Platinum, I'm gonna have to get a REAL surfer. xD
Same with every single non-Fly HM.. .___.
15th December 2012, 11:51 PM
Golduck. Ocassionally Gyarados
17th December 2012, 8:32 PM
17th December 2012, 9:19 PM
At the moment it's Dumpling my quagsire. It might change though since I'm doing a nuzlocke.
17th December 2012, 9:24 PM
16th January 2013, 8:20 PM
I use my starter. Empoleon was my surfer.
16th January 2013, 8:23 PM
I use Lanturn with Gastrodon on backup.
18th January 2013, 1:57 AM
In Pearl it is Empoleon and in Platinum it is Floatzel.
24th January 2013, 5:04 PM
i have used the same rayquaza, in all my games since sapphire. I use him for fly, surf etc. and his level100 status is a good plan b.
14th February 2013, 1:57 AM
Empoleon. Always picked it as starter and Surf is a nice and strong STAB attack anyway for it to have. Allowing me to sail across water is just a bonus :D
14th February 2013, 10:17 AM
Empoleon it is. I also taught him Waterfall as well because I'm lazy and can't be arsed to switch team members all the time.
14th February 2013, 11:40 AM
Mine is my walrien.
19th February 2013, 12:29 AM
It will be Milotic ! Future ? Yes I'm restarting my game.
Before it was... hm Gyarados or Palkia (what a shame).
4th June 2013, 6:47 PM
Vaporeon. surf is a good move.
4th June 2013, 8:37 PM
In Diamond my surfer was Bibarel, in Pearl it was Gyarados, and also Gyarados in Platinum. Surf packs a whallop on rock- and fire-types, so I added it as a battle move as well as transportation. The fact that on Gyarados it's a STAB move only makes it better (or worse if you're on the wrong end of it... Just ask Byron from the Canalave gym! XD)
6th June 2013, 3:54 AM
Staryu in Platinum and Prinplup in Diamond
6th June 2013, 6:20 PM
I have quite a few Surfers. I have both a Gastrodon and a Tentacruel in my team at ALL times, so it's generally either of them... However, my Bibarel also knows Surf, so it depends.
10th June 2013, 4:25 PM
i dont know what water type to use in pearl. In diamond, like i said before: vaperon (eevee's evolution) and in platinum piplup!
12th June 2013, 6:04 PM
I use ANY water type Pokémon I find in my PC Boxes, and it is usually Shellos. Or if I picked Piplup as starter, then Empoleon is my surfer.
21st June 2013, 5:19 AM
I used Bibarel first time. Then after I restarted I used my Empoleon. Surf is a good move, anyway.
23rd June 2013, 2:49 PM
I just use Empoleon, my starter pokemon, as he is the Water-type of my team.
23rd June 2013, 7:35 PM
Surfin' on Rampardos because screw logic.
*Jumps on Rampardos who's on a surfboard and puts on sunglasses*
See you scrubs at the Elite 4
*Surfs away into the sunset*
2nd September 2013, 1:20 AM
Well, right now, my team can't Surf, lol:
;389; ;402; ;095; ;133; ;426;
But, I plan on maybe catching Finneon as my Surfer. But in the meantime, I might trade over my Lapras/Wailord/Feraligatr from HG.
7th December 2013, 7:10 PM
Bibarel, surf strength cut waterfall, one Pokemon one hm slave
10th December 2013, 8:50 AM
always floatzel on diamond, pearl, and platinum
10th December 2013, 10:59 AM
Milotic in Platinum and Slowking in Soul Silver, until I traded them in Black/White of course.
10th December 2013, 1:39 PM
I haven't picked up my Pearl game in a long time (almost a year now), I remember that my main surfing Pokemon was Bibarel (and only HM it knew) or Floatzel, as both of them knew Surf.
24th April 2014, 1:22 PM
I always pick Gastrodon as a surfer.
24th April 2014, 5:19 PM
In My first run I think I used floatzel...the poor guy was un the team only for that (and maybe waterfall too)
In the second game I instead chose piplup as a starter (not chimchar) and I use empoleon.... The first time one of my starters learned an HM
11th August 2014, 5:52 PM
While I used Piplup as my starter I used Empoleon. It's an HM move and I usually wouldn't teach one of my main's a move like that but I found that it was pretty good battle move. Other times I used Bibarel.
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