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  1. #1
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    Just started Black game and I just beat the 6th gym my team is:

    Sumurott: level 45
    Surf
    Megahorn
    Revenge
    Slash

    Maractus: level 45
    Giga Drain
    Synthesis
    Petal Dance
    Mega Drain (not sure what i should get instead)

    Simisear: level 44
    Dig
    Crunch
    Flame Burst
    Acrobatics

    Boldore: level 41 (wish i could trade)
    Mud-Slap
    Iron Defense
    Power gem
    Rock Slide (any adivice on last two moves?)

    Sawk: level 42
    Bulk up
    Brick break
    Retaliate
    Low sweep (want something else not sure what tho)

    Swoobat: Level 40
    Calm Mind
    Confusion (will change for psychic)
    Air Slash
    Assurance


    Any help or advice welcome thanks

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    Return > Slash; Return almost always does more damage, unless Slash gets a crit.

    Use Rock Slide / Flamethrower / Grass Knot / Crunch on Simisear.

    With your current moves, Sawk is walled by Ghost Types, and gets limited coverage. Try Close Combat / Rock Slide / Bulk Up / Payback to enhance your coverage.
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    Assurance isn't very useful on Swoobat given its very low Attack. Shadow Ball can be used instead, to cover your weakness against Ghost-types.

    Go with Earthquake > Mud Slap (you can use Bulldoze until you get the EQ TM) on Gigalith, and Return > Power Gem. Power Gem is inferior to Rock Slide since Gigalith has a great attack stat but its SpA is lacking, and the same goes for EQ/Bulldoze and Mud Slap; furthermore, Return gets decent neutral coverage, and EQ/Bulldoze are just much more powerful than Mud Slap.

    You're setting yourself up for disaster if you're running three Grass-type moves on Maractus, since you'll be unable to do anything against Pokemon that resist Grass. Furthermore, Synthesis isn't that useful since you can just use Potions, and that allows you to free up a moveslot as well. A set with more coverage will be better:

    Maractus
    - Giga Drain
    - Poison Jab / Aerial Ace
    - Sucker Punch
    - Growth

    Giga Drain is your STAB move of choice. It's a powerful and reliable move and provides you with recovery as well. Outside of egg moves and move tutors (BW2-exclusive), Maractus doesn't have many options. Poison Jab or Aerial Ace both allow you to hit other Grass-types; Poison Jab is stronger, but Aerial Ace also hits Bug-types. Sucker Punch gets you some priority and some more coverage. Growth is useful for boosting both your offensive stats. Another option for your last move is Acupressure, though it's a lot less reliable with regards to what stat will be boosted.

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    I just beat the pokemon league with this setup

    Sumurott: level 61
    Surf
    Megahorn
    Revenge
    Return

    Maractus: level 60
    Giga Drain
    Synthesis
    Petal Dance
    Poison Jab

    Simisear: level 61
    Rock SLide
    Crunch
    Flame Burst
    Grass Knot

    Boldore: level 60
    Bulldoze
    Iron Defense
    Return
    Rock Slide

    Sawk: level 62
    Bulk up
    Rock Slide
    Close Combat
    Payback

    Swoobat: Level 60
    Calm Mind
    psychic
    Air Slash
    Shadow Ball


    Im working to try and fix the moves sets still and I cant seem to figure out how to get Earthquake Ive looked in the Relic castle for hours and dont know how to get to the ledge/stairs where i think its located.. Any trick to get EQ?

    Ill fix Simisear flamethrower when i get farther in game.

    Was wondering should i replace a move on Sumurott for Ice beam when i get it if so what 1?

    Id like to Add 2-3 pokemon to my setup for flexibility any advice? I was thinking Hydreigon, joltik, Bouffalant


    Bouffalant:
    Megahorn
    EQ
    Sword dance
    ???

    Galvantula:
    Thunder
    Bug Buzz
    Thunder wave
    ???

    Hydreigon:
    Dragon Pulse
    Crunch
    Flamethrower
    Surf
    Last edited by Seatiger; 24th May 2013 at 9:40 PM.

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