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    Default Future Platinum In-Game Team, starring an Everstone Piplup

    Hiya guys. This is going to be my Platinum run, and the theme of it, or MVP, will be a never evolving Piplup w/ Everstone.

    Now, here's the team


    Piplup @ Everstone
    Abilities: Torrent
    Nature: Bold
    - Ice Beam
    - Surf
    - Grass Knot
    - Hydro Pump

    Piplup is the MVP of the team. It is cute and I don't feel like evolving it, so that's why I chose the Everstone so it prevents evolution. Anyways, Ice Beam handles Grass types and Flying types, while Grass Knot beats heavy ground types and non-ground type heavy mons. Surf is the move for HM, and is much more reliable. Hydro Pump packs the heavy pump Piplup needs to beat tougher opponents, though lower accuracy can hurt sometimes.


    Luxray @ Magnet
    Ability: Intimidate
    Nature: Docile
    - Crunch
    - Charge Beam
    - Discharge
    - Secret Power

    Luxray has the unfortunate curse of not having Wild Charge in Gen 4. Oh well, it still has good Special Attack, making it a plausible attacker from both sides of the spectrum. Charge Beam & Discharge have nifty side effects. Crunch can lower defense, awesome. Secret Power is a fun move, and have random nifty side effects, and sort of filler move.


    Rapidash @ Expert Belt
    Ability: Flash Fire
    Nature: ---
    - Flare Blitz
    - Megahorn
    - Poison Jab
    - Bounce

    Rapidash works well as a physical sweeper. With 4 different type combinations, Rapidash can beat many Pokemon. Flare Blitz obliterates Grass/Bug types, while Megahorn kills Lucian. Bounce handles flying types pretty well, to dodge a move and sometimes have a nifty paralysis chance. Lastly, Poison Jab finishes off the combo, placing poison on harder-to-take-down mons.


    Carnivine @ Leftovers
    Ability: Levitate
    Nature: ---
    - Power Whip
    - Crunch
    - Wring Out
    - Sludge Bomb

    Carnivine is a great, yet underrated Pokemon. The strategy, since Carnivine's 90 special attack is far from little, is to start with Wring Out, doing maximum damage. Crunch has a nice little defense drop. Power Whip is STAB, while Sludge Bomb is a nice way to poison foes.


    Bronzong @ Metal Coal
    Ability: Levitate
    Nature: --
    - Gyro Ball
    - Payback
    - Earthquake
    - Psychic

    Bronzong is my defensive pivot. Its Steel/Psychic defensive typing gives it a plenthora of resistances, as well as an extra ground immunity thanks to Levitate. Gyro Ball is the STAB of choice, and can deal huge damage on unresisted hits. Payback hits Psychic type hard, and runs through Lucian effortless. Earthquake beats Fire types. Psychic is filler + STAB.


    Crobat @ Black Sludge
    Ability: Inner Focus
    Nature: ---
    - Cross Poison
    - Steel Wing
    - Fly
    - Return

    Crobat finishes up the team. As my flyer, it knows Fly (duh). It also has good coverage in Cross Poison. Although this is walled by steels, Crobat can safely U-Turn away, as well as hit pesky psychic types. Return, high in power thanks to Crobat's necessity to evolve, is filler, but can hit other poison types better.

    So here is my team. Please do not change the Piplup. The rest are all changeable. I only started on the Piplup and Shinx, but the latter can still be changed. So, tips and advices?

    Changes
    Crobat: Steel Wing > U-Turn

    Thanks
    Last edited by OceanicLanturn; 9th March 2013 at 5:53 PM.

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    Use Thunderbolt instead of Discharge on Luxray. Ice Fang is also a better alternative to Secret Power.

    Ever consider a Calm Mind set on Bronzong? That would help boosts it's mediocre SpA.

    Steel Wing instead of U-Turn on Crobat.
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    Crobat would appreciate Adamant Nature. It already has enough Speed for in-game anyway.

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    Replace grass knot with earthquake
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    Quote Originally Posted by ((JAWS)) View Post
    Replace grass knot with earthquake
    Piplup can't learn Earthquake o_O

    Quote Originally Posted by Shine View Post
    Crobat would appreciate Adamant Nature. It already has enough Speed for in-game anyway.
    I'll try and find a Zubat with Adamant. But I'll honestly go for anything, as long as it's nothing horrible like Modest or Timid (lol).

    Quote Originally Posted by Aura Sensai View Post
    Use Thunderbolt instead of Discharge on Luxray. Ice Fang is also a better alternative to Secret Power.

    Ever consider a Calm Mind set on Bronzong? That would help boosts it's mediocre SpA.

    Steel Wing instead of U-Turn on Crobat.
    Unfortunately, I will not be able to breed Ice Fang onto Shinx. I'll go for Thunderbolt > Discharge, while keep Secret Power, or the other way round: Discharge and Thunderbolt > Secret Power.

    I don't really want to run a CM Set on it. It isn't really meant to be a special attacker. Psychic, is just filler. I find it kinda of a waste since IMO, Bronzong's best asset is Gyro Ball and Payback.

    Steel Wing > U-Turn...? Sure :3

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    Piplup
    -Earthquake
    -Ice Beam
    -Surf
    -Toxic/Stealth Rock Sets up status

    Don't put thunderbolt on Luxray
    Discharge is better since it has more of a chance to cause paralysis.
    ^That will give you some time to return.

    Luxray@Choice Band
    -Discharge
    -Crunch
    -Return
    -Ice Fang
    ^This will be your Physical Sweeper.
    Unless you want a mixed sweeper like sensei suggested

    Carnivine@Life Orb
    -Swords Dance
    -Stuns Spore
    -Power Whip
    -Crunch

    Give Crobat Aerial Ace after your done using fly for in game use.

    Bronzong@Leftovers
    -Trick Room
    -Earthquake
    -Hypnosis
    -Gyro Ball
    ^He will be the support


    Sorry I thought it was empoleon my bad lol
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    Quote Originally Posted by ((JAWS)) View Post
    Piplup
    -Earthquake
    -Ice Beam
    -Surf
    -Toxic/Stealth Rock Sets up status

    Don't put thunderbolt on Luxray
    Discharge is better since it has more of a chance to cause paralysis.
    ^That will give you some time to return.

    Luxray@Choice Band
    -Discharge
    -Crunch
    -Return
    -Ice Fang
    ^This will be your Physical Sweeper.
    Unless you want a mixed sweeper like sensei suggested

    Carnivine@Life Orb
    -Swords Dance
    -Stuns Spore
    -Power Whip
    -Crunch

    Give Crobat Aerial Ace after your done using fly for in game use.

    Bronzong@Leftovers
    -Trick Room
    -Earthquake
    -Hypnosis
    -Gyro Ball
    ^He will be the support


    Sorry I thought it was empoleon my bad lol
    Piplup dosen't get Earthquake >.>

    Why TR ingame? It dosen't really help with Crobat and some others.
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    ^Becayse it's most efficient to win the game? -_- lol sometimes I wonder.
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    ^ However the OP has stated he wants to use Gyro Ball and Payback; therefore TR has no purpose.
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    I put out the suggestion because I see its worked for a lot of people in game and out. Not all the CPUs are bad actually.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ((JAWS)) View Post
    I put out the suggestion because I see its worked for a lot of people in game and out. Not all the CPUs are bad actually.
    It worked for a lot of people because their team are built for it. It's a whole different case if the user wants to be slow.

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