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    Default Pokémon White Team for Elite Four and Beyond

    I'm having trouble defeating the Elite Four in the first Pokémon White. I'm positive that increasing the level of my Pokémon will help a lot, but I'm also wondering if I should change my moveset up a bit.

    That being said, I don't only want advice because of the Elite Four, but because I want an awesome team by the end of the game regardless. Anyways, here's my current team:

    Emboar Lv. 48
    Lax Nature
    Ability: Blaze
    Item: Charcoal
    Flamethrower
    Brick Break
    Strength
    Assurance

    Simisage Lv. 45
    Calm Nature
    Ability: Gluttony
    Item: Miracle Seed
    Seed Bomb
    Acrobatics
    Bite
    Shadow Claw

    Zebstrika Lv. 43
    Naughty Nature
    Ability: Lightningrod
    Item: Magnet
    Spark
    Flame Charge
    Facade
    Thunder Wave

    Seismitoad Lv. 46
    Sassy Nature
    Ability: Poison Touch
    Item: Scope Lens
    Surf
    Drain Punch
    Dig
    Sludge Bomb

    Beartic Lv. 47
    Calm Nature
    Ability: Snow Cloak
    Item: NeverMelt Ice
    Icicle Crash
    Surf
    Brick Break
    Shadow Claw

    Rufflet Lv. 43 (Will evolve into Braviary)
    Lax Nature
    Ability: Sheer Force
    Item: Sharp Beak
    Fly
    Air Slash
    Slash
    Shadow Claw

    I would really appreciate any advice given. I know that there are some moves I may not have access to until after I defeat the Elite Four, so if there is another place-holder move you might suggest, I would be very thankful for the help.
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    Rufflet is not worth training in BW1. Replace it with a Psychic type like Reuniclus. It will help with 3 out of 4 Elite 4 Members.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ECM View Post
    I'm having trouble defeating the Elite Four in the first Pokémon White. I'm positive that increasing the level of my Pokémon will help a lot, but I'm also wondering if I should change my moveset up a bit.

    That being said, I don't only want advice because of the Elite Four, but because I want an awesome team by the end of the game regardless. Anyways, here's my current team:

    Emboar Lv. 48
    Lax Nature
    Ability: Blaze
    Item: Charcoal
    Flamethrower
    Brick Break
    Strength
    Assurance

    [B]Assuming Strength is for ingame purposes, consider replacing it and using an HM slave instead. There's not many rocks to move and once you push them down a hole, you don't have to worry about them ever again. Emboar is slow, so Flame Charge is a great move on it. Assurance gives good coverage with Brick Break but it's completely unreliable. Unlike Payback (double damage if acting second) it will only have 100 BP if you're second AND you're hit by an attacking move. Get Rock Slide/Stone Edge, it will work much better for you.

    Simisage Lv. 45
    Calm Nature
    Ability: Gluttony
    Item: Miracle Seed
    Seed Bomb
    Acrobatics
    Bite
    Shadow Claw

    I'm assuming you don't care about natures (which is fine ingame). but a -attack nature on a physical attacker kind of sucks. Try to go mixed at the very least (energy ball etc). You will hurt more. Bite and Shadow Claw have the exact same coverage, ditch Bite for something else.

    Zebstrika Lv. 43
    Naughty Nature
    Ability: Lightningrod
    Item: Magnet
    Spark
    Flame Charge
    Facade
    Thunder Wave

    As you specifically said you want "an awesome team", just discard this. Horrible coverage and bulk, meaning there are really few things you can KO before they take one or two hits and murder you. Fast electric type ? Galvantula. You can use a bug STAB anyway for the dark type Elite 4. Compoundeyes Thunder is awesome as well. (do NOT get an Unnerve Joltik, it's garbage. If at the beginning of the battle you get no messages, it means it's a Compoundeyes variant. Else, just run)

    Seismitoad Lv. 46
    Sassy Nature
    Ability: Poison Touch
    Item: Scope Lens
    Surf
    Drain Punch
    Dig
    Sludge Bomb

    Once again quoting the "awesome team" thingy, this poke is not exactly "top percentage". Still WAY more usable than Zebstrika, so if you like it keep it :V moveset is okay, be sure to get Earthquake once you have the TM for it.

    Beartic Lv. 47
    Calm Nature
    Ability: Snow Cloak
    Item: NeverMelt Ice
    Icicle Crash
    Surf
    Brick Break
    Shadow Claw

    Ice type is not great for a slow bulky attacker, too many weaknesses. Surf is pretty bad on it as it has very low special attack. I can't remember if this thing gets Ice Shard or any sort of priority, but if it does, teach it (Aqua Jet maybe?).

    Rufflet Lv. 43 (Will evolve into Braviary)
    Lax Nature
    Ability: Sheer Force
    Item: Sharp Beak
    Fly
    Air Slash
    Slash
    Shadow Claw

    Ditch Air Slash for Rock Slide, or (when you get to the right level) Superpower. Return is much stronger than Slash once you hang around for some time with your poke.

    I would really appreciate any advice given. I know that there are some moves I may not have access to until after I defeat the Elite Four, so if there is another place-holder move you might suggest, I would be very thankful for the help.
    Suggestions in bold. Now, since you asked help for the elite 4
    The Dark type elite 4 is easily handled by Emboar, once you get one or two Flame Charges you will outspeed his entire team.
    The Ghost type elite 4 though, is a bit of a problem. That Cofagrigus will give you nightmares. Try giving a Rawst Berry to your Braviary, so you can hopefully hit it once with shadow claw, avoid getting burned from will-o-wisp, then finish it off. The rest of the team is all about super effective attacks, surf on chandelure/golurk, and I guess your Simisage will work on Jellicent.
    The Psychic type elite 4 is easy, sigilyph is the only fast poke and you can smack it with an Icicle Crash. Rest is handled by super effective hits. Musharna likes to yawn things twice or more for some stupid reason. Mind that if you want to switch out.
    The Fighting type elite 4 will probably be the toughest one. Nothing in your team can take rock/fighting moves. At all. If you want to replace Zebstrika, do it with something that can deal with this trainer. Stuff like Reuniclus/Gothitelle/Jellicent/Golurk all work good. Else, you're in a piclke. Beartic is completely useless, Emboar won't take more than one of those strong fighting moves, Simisage is too frail, Zebstrika is garbage all the time, Braviary probably wont onehit Throh or Conkeldurr, and will get smacked by a rock type move in return. Ah, you won't onehit Sawk either because it has sturdy. Mienshao has the potential of outspeeding every poke in your team.

    Hope this helped

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    I really appreciate the help. I will definitely take the advice. Sad to find out that Zebstrika was not the best choice unfortunately. Now I just need to decide between using Galvantula or maybe another Pokémon. Do you have any recommendations for a Pokémon to replace Zebstrika? I really like Galvantula, but I'm also considering maybe raising a Psychic or a Dark type.
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    If you want to play mix Emboar, this is a better set.

    Emboar
    Item Leftover
    Nature Adamant
    Ability Blaze
    Move Set
    Flamethrower
    Scald
    Brick Break/Hammer Arm
    Wild Charge
    Flamethrower for STAB
    Scald for more coverages and it has 30% chance to burn
    Brick Break for more accuracy or Hammer Arm for more power
    Wild Charge covers Water and Flying

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    Just replace Rufflet with Reuniclus and replace Zebstrika with Galvantula.

    Reuniclus
    Modest Nature, Magic Guard ability
    ~Psyshock
    ~Focus Blast
    ~Shadow Ball
    ~Calm Mind

    Galvantula
    Modest/Timid Nature, Compoundeyes ability
    ~Thunder
    ~Bug Buzz
    ~Energy Ball
    ~Thunder Wave/Toxic/Hidden Power [anything not Electric/Bug/Grass/Steel/Poison]


    also

    Beartic
    Adamant Nature
    ~Icicle Crash
    ~Rock Slide/Shadow Claw
    ~Brick Break
    ~Return

    Calm reduce its great Attack, Adamant is a much better Nature. It does gets a priority move (Aqua Jet) but only in B2/W2.


    Simisage
    Hasty/Naive/Lonely/Naughty Nature
    ~Energy Ball
    ~Acrobatics
    ~Shadow Claw
    ~Brick Break

    Calm means it has to go fully Special, since Calm reduce Attack. The problem is, Simisage's special movepool sucks. Stick with either Mixed or pure Physical.
    If you want a pure physical set, replace Energy Ball with Seed Bomb and go with Adamant/Jolly Nature.

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    Thanks for all the help you guys
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