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    Default Halp Meh!

    You see, for Pokemon black, i'M rethinking my battle strategies. Why do iNEED your help? One, iAM extremely n00b at creating strategies. 2, iCan't win any battle against other people... ever. 3, iAM sure you've got good insight.

    KK, here goes! Either rate the already-made team members, or fill-in the blanks for a new one.

    Marowak/ Quirky LightningRod @thick club
    Physical Sweeper/Trick-Roommate (already taken care of)
    Bonemerang
    Fire Punch (PAWNCH!!!)
    Rock Slide
    Outrage

    Rankurusu: Calm Overcoat @ leftovers
    Trick-Roomer/Supporter (already taken care of)
    Trick Room
    Toxic
    Light Screen
    Psychic
    Side note: Credit to Aurawarrior8
    THIS IS WHERE YOU COME IN!!!

    Drapion
    Quirky Nature
    (Moves and items your decision)
    Side note: 250 speed, attack, def. and sp.def stats great, no sp attack potential

    Kingdra
    Probably special attacker or something like that
    Calm @ Grip Claw
    Dragon Pulse
    Surf
    Whirlpool
    Signal Beam (should it be ice beam?)
    Side note: All stats over HP: 305 everything else: 220+

    Typhlosion
    Rash @ miracle seed
    Blaze (duh)
    Eruption
    Shadow claw
    Brick break
    Hidden power Grass
    Side note: Sp. atk higher than regular atk, but not by much. Help with this set plz

    Tropius
    Hasty @ Razor Claw
    Chlorophyll
    Leaf Blade
    Fly (does it need a better flying move???)
    Steel Wing
    Dragon Dance
    Side note: Rather Slow. Perhaps a Sunny Day or trick-roommate (for double/triple battles with marowak and rankurusu) would help. so, help!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bone Cold Marowak Guy View Post
    You see, for Pokemon black, i'M rethinking my battle strategies. Why do iNEED your help? One, iAM extremely n00b at creating strategies. 2, iCan't win any battle against other people... ever. 3, iAM sure you've got good insight.

    KK, here goes! Either rate the already-made team members, or fill-in the blanks for a new one.

    Marowak/ Quirky LightningRod @thick club
    Physical Sweeper/Trick-Roommate (already taken care of)
    Bonemerang
    Fire Punch (PAWNCH!!!)
    Rock Slide
    Thunder Punch

    Rankurusu: Calm Overcoat @ leftovers
    Trick-Roomer/Supporter
    Trick Room
    Toxic
    Light Screen
    Psychic
    Side note: Credit to Aurawarrior8
    THIS IS WHERE YOU COME IN!!!

    Drapion
    Quirky Nature
    (Moves and items your decision)
    Side note: 250 speed, attack, def. and sp.def stats great, no sp attack potential

    Kingdra
    Probably special attacker or something like that
    Timid @ Choice Specs
    Dragon Pulse
    Surf
    Draco Meteor
    Ice Beam
    Side note: All stats over HP: 305 everything else: 220+

    Typhlosion
    Rash @ Life Orb
    Blaze (duh)
    Eruption
    Flamethrower/Shadow Claw
    Brick break
    Hidden power Grass
    Side note: Sp. atk higher than regular atk, but not by much. Help with this set plz

    Tropius
    Hasty @ Muscle Band
    Chlorophyll
    Leaf Blade
    Fly
    Earthquake
    Curse
    Side note: Rather Slow. Perhaps a Sunny Day or trick-roommate (for double/triple battles with marowak and rankurusu) would help. so, help!

    Please accept any credit doled out.
    I'll take that credit please, regular Ł10 top-up...oh wait. My phone's on contract, never mind.
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    You're saying some really smart stuff there.

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    Default Oh, that slaps me on the knee!

    Quote Originally Posted by Aurawarrior8 View Post
    I'll take that credit please, regular Ł10 top-up...oh wait. My phone's on contract, never mind.
    Really? Well, get ready for this! You have one more phone than me! So ha! Extremely blatant Pokemon will laugh at you now!

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    If you are going to stick with Drapion, I would say get Cross Poison and Crunch if possible, otherwise you don't have many dark options without breeding, but there is Poison Jab TM and Payback TM. Maybe Toxic Spikes/Toxic to get some poison happening, and Ice Fang to cover the ground type weakness (Drapion's one and only!).
    As for item, Balloon might be a smart idea with Drapion's ground type weakness, but that's really up to you to pick.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dusknoirdude23 View Post
    If you are going to stick with Drapion, I would say get Cross Poison and Crunch if possible, otherwise you don't have many dark options without breeding, but there is Poison Jab TM and Payback TM. Maybe Toxic Spikes/Toxic to get some poison happening, and Ice Fang to cover the ground type weakness (Drapion's one and only!).
    As for item, Balloon might be a smart idea with Drapion's ground type weakness, but that's really up to you to pick.
    Believe it or not, it actually has both Cross Poison and Crunch right now. Currently, it's on SS. So for now, it will have to wait. It's got X-Scissor now too. Will it and Ice Fang make for a good combo? I mean, iHAVE one physical sweeper already. Are there other options? I doubt it can learn Baton Pass...

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    Well, X-Scissor is a handy extra move for the critical bonus, but it only adds dark to your super effective list, as grass and psychic are already covered by poison and dark. The dark type on its own won't cause you too much trouble, but it does give you an extra angle on some dual types. However, using X-Scissor and Ice Fang along with Crunch and Cross Poison does remove the space for any status move you may want to use. As I said, it's up to you in the end, as it is your Drapion. Hope this helps.
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    hmm if it is black and white you can make tropius an epic stall wall give it you need a better flying movelike air slash which can make the opponent flinch and hit non ajacent opponents in triple battles and dump steel wing because it isnt a very good move and if you have it replace it with grass knot which is stabbed, which means a power boost and i dont understand dragon dance i know it raises attack but it also raises speed which is bad in a trick room team
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    IMO, Trick Room team would work well only if all the other team members are slow too.
    Drapion has 95 Base Speed - not exactly slow.
    Typhlosion has even more, it's at 100.

    Also, Nature-wise, a Hasty Tropius is useless due to it having only 51 Base Speed, not to mention you want a Trick Room-based strategy, so if Tropius has Chlorophyll and you give it Sunny Day, the end result would be Tropius gets to attack last, because now it's faster.

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    yeah your team is split 2: 4 ratio of slow vs fast so trick room may not be the best strategy for your team

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    *facepalm* I shoulda seen that Trick Room error. You could Scarf Marowak and maybe give Reuniclus another status move like Thunder Wave to help the Marowak and Tropius speed problems.
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    Thanks for all of the replies, everyone! I'll take each into consideration.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aurawarrior8 View Post
    *facepalm* I shoulda seen that Trick Room error. You could Scarf Marowak and maybe give Reuniclus another status move like Thunder Wave to help the Marowak and Tropius speed problems.

    iMiGHT do that, but iWAS taking Flash Cannon or Acid Armor into consideration. Hmm... paralysis, Steel-Type coverage or stupidly high defense in 3 turns or less?
    Hmm...

    I GOT IT!
    (this is if trick room was kept)
    Give the flying Fruit-o-Saurus Swords dance. More attack, no speed, Trick-Roommate of butt-keekingness!!!

    Or better yet!
    Tropius@big root
    Leech Seed
    Leaf Blade/Giga drain/Grass Knot
    Roost
    Toxic/Earthquake/Curse

    Whaddya think?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bone Cold Marowak Guy View Post
    iMiGHT do that, but iWAS taking Flash Cannon or Acid Armor into consideration. Hmm... paralysis, Steel-Type coverage or stupidly high defense in 3 turns or less?

    Tropius@Leftovers
    Leech Seed
    Leaf Blade
    Earthquake
    Curse/Dragon Dance

    Whaddya think?
    Steel Type coverage is pretty bad and Rock or Ice don't threaten your team that badly. Thunder Wave does help the speed problem a lot though and doesn't sacrifice the sweeping possibility of other members. Acid Armor only needs to be used once for great defence but is more suited to a wall than a Supporter. I'd stick with T-Wave.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Aurawarrior8 View Post
    Steel Type coverage is pretty bad and Rock or Ice don't threaten your team that badly. Thunder Wave does help the speed problem a lot though and doesn't sacrifice the sweeping possibility of other members. Acid Armor only needs to be used once for great defence but is more suited to a wall than a Supporter. I'd stick with T-Wave.

    True. So, what yer saying is that Reuniclus's summary should be...
    Reuniclus @ Leftovers
    Calm / Overcoat
    Psychic
    Toxic
    Thunder Wave
    Light Screen

    ...is that right?

    PS iFIGURED out what 2 do 4 TROPIUS.

    Leech Seed
    Leaf Blade
    Roost
    Earthquake

    is it good 4 a defensive and is there any move in Unova that would suit it better?

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