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    Question Do you give your party HM's or use HM slaves?

    I'm wondering which method used by most of the community: itegrating HM moves into your party or use specific HM slaves to get around the region? Personally, I find that constantly juggling between the six Pokemon you intend to train and HM slaves to be far too tedious, which is why I always plan ahead so that my party has a good balance of battle moves and HM moves. Besides, some HM moves are useful in a fight too, like Surf and Fly. What about you?

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    HM slave and a few moves around. Bibarel FTW.

    Having a Bibarel with Cut/Rock Climb/Rock Smash/Waterfall(or Surf) leaves Strength(which is a decent move for in-game on any physical attacker, Return likely isn't at full power at that time), Fly(which is also decent for in-game) and Waterfall or Surf.
    You would probably have a water-type on your team, or some poke which can learn Surf or Waterfall. You leave one for Bibarel, and one for your other poke.

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    I give my party HMs for Surf and Waterfall but thats it. I use HM Slaves for the rest of them.
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    Surf and fly are the only really good HMs. Because of that I use HM slaves.


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    Quote Originally Posted by shaoon View Post
    Surf and fly are the only really good HMs. Because of that I use HM slaves.
    Waterfall is the physical version of Surf, it's better when you have something like a Gyarados or a Kabutops. I mean, it's good too.
    Strength also works in-game.
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    It usually depends on the HM and how badly I need it. Some are OK, but for the others I use HM slaves
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    A little of both.

    Surf and Fly I usually teach to "keepers". I rarely use HM Slaves. I am not a Slave Master.

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    My HM slaves are Marill and Shieldon. My Staraptor knows Fly, though.
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    I use the HM's on my pokemon in my team..
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tiomasta View Post
    HM slave and a few moves around. Bibarel FTW.

    Having a Bibarel with Cut/Rock Climb/Rock Smash/Waterfall(or Surf) leaves Strength(which is a decent move for in-game on any physical attacker, Return likely isn't at full power at that time), Fly(which is also decent for in-game) and Waterfall or Surf.
    You would probably have a water-type on your team, or some poke which can learn Surf or Waterfall. You leave one for Bibarel, and one for your other poke.

    And that's it.
    I do this. In R/S/E i used my zigzagoon (called HMzagoon), but now its all about Bibarel (HMdoof) , the ultimate HM slave
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    I typically don't like to travel around with a full team, but rather just stick with two or three. Which leaves me a spot(s) for HM Slaves or hatching an egg or two. Mantine for Surf and Waterfall, Victreebel for Cut, Fearow for Fly and Defog, Hariyama for all others.

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    I teach Surf, Waterfall, Fly and/or Strength to my party Pokemon. For others, I teach them to my HM slaves.

    My HM slaves:
    In R/S/E, I use Linoone(Cut, Rock Smash, Strength) and Marill(Strength, Rock Smash, Dive, Waterfall).
    In FR/LG, I use Raticate(Cut, Rock Smash, Strength) and Marill(Rock Smash, Waterfall, Strength, Surf).
    In D/P/Pt, I use two Bibarel and a Gliscor(Cut, Rock Smash, Strength, Defog).
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    I teach Surf/Waterfall (depending on my Water type), Strength, and Rock Climb to my team. I used to teach Fly, but not any more.
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    why not fly anymore its gotten strong in game

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    I use HM slaves(except with surf)
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    I dislike the idea of using a single pokemon as an "HM Slave" or rather, I hate the term "slave", it makes it seem like you don't treat that pokemon like your other pokemon, which seems rather mean to me. I don't want to treat a Pokemon as my slave, it seems kinda cruel. I much prefer giving my party pokemon HM's, especially if the HM's are useful, like Surf or Fly. I tend to give HM moves that aren't so useful to Pokemon I don't use often, but I still don't treat them like slaves.

    Even if I have a pokemon that I use more for HM's than other pokemon, I still have the courtesy to give it a nickname, give it at most 3 HM moves so that it leaves room for a move that it learns naturally (or a move that it more powerful than an HM move) and I use it in battle just like the other Pokemon I own. I give any remaining HM moves to pokemon in my party or something.

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    I use a Bibarel as an HM slave for Rock Smash, Rock Climb, Cut, and Strength. and then I gave Surf to my Empoleon, Waterfall to Gyarados, and Fly to my Pelipper.
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    Hm slaves.I tried hm's on my team but they where useless.Like cut on Treeko

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    It depends how long I've been playing.

    If I'm still getting badges or finishing up areas, etc then I'll spread things around my main party.
    If I'm done however, then I've usually abandoned half my team to box life and will have an mega HM slave like zigzagoon, peliper or ludicolo in the remaining party.
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    No, I didn't give my Sinnoh team any HM moves, except Waterfall on Floatzel, it got to be a pain switching out for good 'ol Bibarel and Starly for my HM's each time I needed to bypass a shrub or cross a rock or not drown.

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    In all of my games, I have used HM slaves, however, this time in my HG, I will put the useful HMs with my own team.

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    I use HM slaves in Diamond and Platinum. Bibarel and Tropius are really useful.

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    I tend to give my party Pok&#233;mon Waterfall/Surf and sometimes Fly, but that's about it. I normally give a Bibarel Rock Climb, Strength, Rock Smash and the Water HM I don't have in my party, though I might give a Bibarel in Diamond Cut, since my Dratini has Surf and my Croconaw has Waterfall.
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    I dont use HM move on my party pok&#233;mon since G/S/C.I made a mistake of teaching every single HM move to my main team on R/B/Y and it was really bad when I found out that pok&#233;mon cannot forget HM moves.Even though there are move deleters since G/S/C,I dont teach them to my main team just because they are mostly useless with the exception of surf and waterfall.In R/S/E,I use Tropius(Fly,Flash,Strength and Cut) and Wailord(Surf,Dive,Waterfall and Rock Smash).In D/P/Pt,I use Tropius(Fly,Strength,Cut and Defog) and Golduck(Surf,Waterfall,Rock Climb and Rock Smash).
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    I have always used at least one HM Move on my party since R/B/Y. I had cut on my Charizard.

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