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    Okay, so my dratini has been hatched. That only leaves Makuhita, and then EV/Level training left...

    I think my team will be ready this time.
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    OT: KuzKan
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    Team: Not fully decided

    Nice to see some people that enteredd the previous friendlies x)
    I hope you do well
    Last edited by KuzKan; 17th January 2013 at 6:11 PM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Silvershark View Post
    Typhlosion's a beast, just make sure you give him adequate team support.
    I'll keep that in mind Got any suggestions for that? I have a few ideas buuuuuuuuut...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rhonder View Post
    I'll keep that in mind Got any suggestions for that? I have a few ideas buuuuuuuuut...
    I don't want to mess with any ideas you have by being too specific, but here's a few things to keep in mind when team building. Make sure you some good forms of speed control first and foremost. Typhlosion's fast, but is still out sped by a lot of common threats. Next make sure you have a way to take on Flash Fire abusers that will come in to take the free boost. Then there's pokemon that resist fire attacks. Most common ones take about 50% damage from a Fire Gem/ Sun boosted Eruption anyways, so just make sure you have a mon that can pick off at least about 60% from those pokemon before they can attack. Also be conscientious about priority moves and Wide Guard. You don't have to have a counter to priority attacks, just be aware that a lot of them will be aimed at Typhlosion. There's also countering rain and maintaining weather control, but that applies to every team.

    How Typhlosion is used is important too. It can steamroll a lot of newer players right off the bat, but some more experienced players will know how handle it. In those cases it may be more beneficial to save Typhlosion for late game or not even bring it at all for a few battles. Typhlosion's mere presence will usually affect what pokemon your opponent brings into battle, so use that to your advantage.
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    OT: Trenton
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    Message: I love STARMIE!
    I love SERPERIOR, too!
    Team: Working on it.
    Last edited by Tuskie Tyrant Yoko Kurama; 18th January 2013 at 7:08 PM.

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    check out my RMT called: here comes the storm for a new team i would love some feedback before the tourney~

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    I'm back and...probably not "better" than ever, but no matter.


    OT: Nate
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    Message: I am STRANGENESS! I'm pleased to meet you.
    Team: Forretress/Liepard/Roserade/Altaria/Cofagrigus/Conkeldurr


    ...yeah, I'm going to get slaughtered.
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    I've entered again after coming 39th in Europe in the last tournament over Xmas I'm hoping to do a bit better this time.
    I've tweaked my team a little but not sure on my last slot.

    Tyranitar, Excadrill, Landorus, Uxie, Scizor . . . and the last slot is either going to be Cresselia or Latias . . . or I might even shove Volcarona in there to mess up the oppositions Scizor's and Metagross!!

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    OT: Aries
    Gender: Male
    Trainer Sprite: Scientist
    Age Division: Master Division
    Friend Code: 2065 3142 0361
    Location: Sweden
    Message: I'll battle with ADAPTABILITY!
    Team: Politoed, Kingdra, Rotom-W, Scizor, Tornadus, Ludicolo

    I might switch out Cloyster though, I mean what's he gonna do in a double battle? Possible substitutes are Dragonite (Outrage, Extremespeed, Roost, Dragon Dance) Multiscale or Scizor (Bullet Punch, Swirds Dance, Roost, Bug Buzz) Technician
    Last edited by Chrysaries; 19th January 2013 at 12:51 PM. Reason: Added message


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    Quote Originally Posted by Shreyas View Post
    OT: Shreyas
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    Team: Volcarona, Metagross, Gyarados, Gastrodon, Virizion, Tyranitar
    Quote Originally Posted by KuzKan View Post
    OT: KuzKan
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    Team: Not fully decided

    Nice to see some people that enteredd the previous friendlies x)
    I hope you do well
    Quote Originally Posted by Demon Kitsune Yoko Kurama View Post
    OT: Trenton
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    I love SERPERIOR, too!
    Team: Working on it.
    Quote Originally Posted by Morpher01 View Post
    I'm back and...probably not "better" than ever, but no matter.


    OT: Nate
    Gender: Male
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    Age Division: Masters Division
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    Location: Delaware, USA
    Message: I am STRANGENESS! I'm pleased to meet you.
    Team: Forretress/Liepard/Roserade/Altaria/Cofagrigus/Conkeldurr


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    Quote Originally Posted by Chrysaries View Post
    OT: Aries
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    Age Division: Master Division
    Friend Code: 2065 3142 0361
    Location: Sweden
    Team: Politoed, Kingdra, Rotom-W, Scizor, Tornadus, Ludicolo

    I might switch out Cloyster though, I mean what's he gonna do in a double battle? Possible substitutes are Dragonite (Outrage, Extremespeed, Roost, Dragon Dance) Multiscale or Scizor (Bullet Punch, Swirds Dance, Roost, Bug Buzz) Technician
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    I have yet to start playing my White 1 and Black 2, I tend to go serious in competitive battling. But until I complete my platinum (and before that my Colosseum and XD), I tend to not start with those first! :P

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    OT: Greg
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    Team: Hydreigon, Jellicent, Heatran, Jolteon, Togekiss, Whimsicott
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    OT: Zak
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    Trainer Sprite: Ace trainer
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    Age Division: Masters (1987)
    Location: Ohio, The United States
    Message: "I wonder if YOU is yummy..."
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    2012 Strongest Garchomp, 2012 Strongest Tryanitar, 2012 Strongest Metagross, 2012 Strongest Scizor, McDonalds Hydreigon, Anime tie in Thundurus

    I just threw together a team of good flawless Event pokes I had sitting around.. I wanted my team to be all Event Pokemon in Cherish Balls, just for looks, so I just grabbed the coolest/strongest Events, in Cherish Balls, I had. I'm really just playing for the Barry and for fun. I EV trained the pokes and changed their moves but other then that I'm just rollin with what I picked, no strategy or anything. I'v used this team a few time before in past tournament and have always placed top 10% which isn't bad. Plus I get to look (or maybe just feel) cool using all Events! X )
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    OT: Anthony
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    Message: The power of GASTRODON, let me show you.
    Team: Sableye, Reuniclus, Heatran, Gastrodon, Amoongus, Porygon2

    Hopefully I can do better than the 295th place I got in the winter competition.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jstinftw! View Post
    On it!!! (10char)
    You can't say "from the Sweden" it's "from Sweden" :P Also it says "Shreyas' Team" but it's my team. Also, all my Pokemon are shiny since I have a shiny trade shop (dunno if you can fix that, it's not that big of a deal)

    Added a saying/message aswell: I'll battle with ADAPTABILITY!
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    OT: Marbi Z
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    OT: Arande
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    Message: Do you think zoroark is super?
    Team: I have no idea (old team: manectric, toxicroak, politoed, ludicolo, breloom, ??)

    The problem I have is, do I just adjust the team I've been using the past 5 tourneys that has been working well? or try a whole new team. More importantly, yay, I will finally be able to play day 1 instead of joining mid and getting only a handful of matches. Before you make any comments about rain, I had plenty of videos of matches I never brought my frog. Opponents assuming i needed it cost em. Also I refuse to use kingdra.

    edit: yeah, may just use my old team. Just realized how short those 5 days are when you have stuff to do. Still ahven't decided what to replace the milotic with that just couldn't do anything int he tourneys.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Arande View Post
    OT: Arande
    Gender: male
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    Location: USA West Virginia
    Message: Do you think zoroark is super?
    Team: I have no idea (old team: manectric, toxicroak, politoed, ludicolo, breloom, ??)

    The problem I have is, do I just adjust the team I've been using the past 5 tourneys that has been working well? or try a whole new team. More importantly, yay, I will finally be able to play day 1 instead of joining mid and getting only a handful of matches. Before you make any comments about rain, I had plenty of videos of matches I never brought my frog. Opponents assuming i needed it cost em. Also I refuse to use kingdra.
    If you think you can have the team bred and ready by this weekend, and get some significant practice in, I'd say go for it, especially if you already have a team in mind. But the best thing about sticking with your old team, is that you are familiar with it, so you'll be ready to face the random teams that will be popping up during the tourney.

    But if you're looking to try something new, as I am, then go for it! Try to get some practice on Pokemon Showdown! and Pokemon Online while you breed, that way you can get some practice in as well. It's all about the fun you want to have, and playing with a team you're not having fun with can cause some problems during the tourney.

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    I finally have the team ready with a few tweaks here and there!

    @ Arande: I haven't seen anyone use Manectric in ages lol back when I used him on a rain team, I loved him. Rain teams love to attract Thundurus, and switching in to get a lightning rod boost paired up with a Kingdra can pretty much destroy your opponent. :3

    As for the team you should use, if you do have time to get the breeding and training done, go ahead and build that new team. It can sometimes get boring to play with the same team over and over again


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    OT: HRRlion
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    Message: The power of TICKLE is awesome!
    Team: Mamoswine, Salamence, Scizor, Latios, Lucario, Breloom

    Im just participating for fun, but I'd like to win a few matches.

    Soon I'll have you, after years and years XD

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    I'm almost done planning my team for the tournament
    i will have to hurry to breed and train them so i wont get any playtest time, but either way i think it can handle some threats... its a bit of a diferent team that i usually use (got some comun pokemons an i usually prefer some pokemons almost no one use like in the last tournament) but i like them so i think i'll have fun :3
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    Quote Originally Posted by KuzKan View Post
    I'm almost done planning my team for the tournament
    i will have to hurry to breed and train them so i wont get any playtest time, but either way i think it can handle some threats... its a bit of a diferent team that i usually use (got some comun pokemons an i usually prefer some pokemons almost no one use like in the last tournament) but i like them so i think i'll have fun :3
    You could play test on Pokemon Showdown!. Simply build the team with its specs, then play around on the Nugget Bridge subsection. That way, while breeding and training, you can still get some practice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jstinftw! View Post
    You could play test on Pokemon Showdown!. Simply build the team with its specs, then play around on the Nugget Bridge subsection. That way, while breeding and training, you can still get some practice.
    im kinda scared of testing it actually xD
    im afraid all mt effort to put it together will go to waste and the team wont work
    but thank you ^^
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    hey justin btw you put me in the senior devision but i am actually in the master division. no bigy though another thing is i am probably gonna use the blue gastrodon... but that doesn't matter xD

    good luck to everyone going to regionals today!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by KuzKan View Post
    im kinda scared of testing it actually xD
    im afraid all mt effort to put it together will go to waste and the team wont work
    but thank you ^^
    Hahah No worries, we all know the feels. I was so scared that my current team wouldn't work out, but surprisingly, it does alright. I had to go through some changes after testing a few things out, but testing on Pokemon Showdown and Pokemon Online were really helpful, so that I could make those small changes real fast. (:

    Quote Originally Posted by joej m View Post
    hey justin btw you put me in the senior devision but i am actually in the master division. no bigy though another thing is i am probably gonna use the blue gastrodon... but that doesn't matter xD

    good luck to everyone going to regionals today!!!
    Sorry! I could have sworn on your form it said Seniors. My bad! XD

    And I can fix Blue Gastro, no worries. (:

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