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    Hey there, I want to restart my Emerald save file since I recently changed the battery in the cartridge and my last save file was completed just after the battery ran dry. I wanted to use Pokémons I normally do not use, with the exception of my starter and my second Pokémon. However, I am not entirely sure with this team, and wanted help perfecting the movesets. I am willing to change Pokémons if they are proved "useless" (not fit for this team).

    No natures, no EV/IVs, no breeding, no trading. You can suggest items.

    Moves in italic are moves I am not really sure about.

    Swampert
    -Earthquake
    -Surf
    -Ice Beam
    -Brick Break

    Gardevoir
    -Psychic
    -Calm Mind
    -Shadow Ball
    -Shock Wave

    Flygon
    -Dragon Claw
    -Crunch
    -Earthquake (although Swampert will (most likely) have it)
    -Hyper Beam

    Camerupt
    -Flamethrower
    -Amnesia
    -Rock Slide
    -Magnitude

    Skarmory
    -Fly
    -Steel Wing
    -Spikes
    -Aerial Ace

    Electrode
    -Thunderbolt
    -Explosion
    -Screech
    -Toxic

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    Flygon and Swampert both gets STAB on Earthquake, so keep those;
    Gardevoir may need a ghost type for coverage but Shadow Ball is a physical move in Gen 3, and Gardevoir has pathetic stats on the physical side. I'd switch it out for Thunderbolt and switch Shock Wave for Thunder Wave - always handy to hax the opponent.
    Hyper Beam isn't really that good on Flygon, in fact, I only use it on Slaking since you're vulnerable for the next turn. I'd probably switch it out for Fire Blast for coverage against grass types.
    Skarmory is an great staller, so keep that - Milotic would have been better though, but you can't get it until much later. I would teach Skarm Rest instead of Steel Wing (Steel sucks for attacking) to make him last even longer
    Camerupt has a huge gaping weakness to water so I wouldn't keep Amnesia on. There isn't any good fire types in Emerald that I could suggest so keep it I guess. I personally prefer Fire Blast over Flamethrower but the latter IS a bit more reliable. Definitely switch Magnitude to EQ. I wold also consider Strength since you need the HM to get through the game anyways.
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    I guess I could switch Camerupt for Torkoal if it is a better choice for my team. I'm going to do a little research on it after job. Also, I would prefer another attack for Skarmory for coverage if possible but I will keep Rest in mind. As for Gardevoir, I won't teach him Thunderbolt since I have Electrode for this, though I will change Shadow Ball for Thunder Wave. And I agree with Fire Blast on Flygon for coverage, I put Hyper Beam because I had no idea what to teach him. Thanks for the reply!
    Last edited by Metalhead9838772; 19th April 2014 at 2:43 AM.

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    Well, the only thing Electrode has going for him is its speed - everything else is pretty sub par. I would switch him out for perhaps a fighting type like Breloom, Heracross or perhaps a wall such as Ludicolo. Gardevoir has much better special attack than Electrode that even with STAB Thundetbolt Gardevoir would still inch further - not to mention Electrode's very poor physical attack which renders Explosion ineffective.
    But for novelty, he's still a cool Pokémon to use!

    Oh, Rhydon is a pretty fine choice too, he even learns Surf! Watch it for the double 4x weakness of you decide to use him, though!
    Last edited by CowNorris; 19th April 2014 at 2:01 AM.
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    Yeah now that I've checked again, Electrode does seems a bit sub-par. I would have liked an electric Pokémon though, and another choice I had in mind was:

    Manectric
    -Thunderbolt
    -Strength
    -Roar
    -Toxic

    If I had to choose another type and give Gardevoir Thunderbolt, though, I thought of:

    Absol
    -Swords Dance
    -Aerial Ace
    -Slash
    -Shadow Ball

    What do you think?

    *Edit* Also, I'm now debating on whether I should use Camerupt or Torkoal. Torkoal is more of a physical tank than Camerupt and has a 2x weakness to water as opposed to Camerupt's 4x weakness, but has a weakness to rock which Camerupt doesn't have. But, Torkoal has lower attack and special attack than Camerupt. Both are very slow so the speed doesn't really matter as both would go last most of the time, so withstanding the first attack is important. If I had to use a Torkoal, I would use this:

    Torkoal
    -Heat Wave
    -Curse or Amnesia
    -Flail
    -Sludge Bomb
    Last edited by Metalhead9838772; 19th April 2014 at 2:36 AM.

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    Manetric has great speed and Special Attack, so he wouldn't be a bad addition at all - I would switch Toxic out for another status move like Thunder Wave and switch Roar for Crunch (Breed with Poochyena.

    Absol's moves are fine for most parts except for Slash, IMO. Strength and Razor Wind both has 80 base power instead of the 70 - even factoring in critical chance, Strength and Razor Wind would do more damage overall. Of course, Return will always be more powerful once you get it.

    Torkoal is not as good as Camerrupt in my opinion - physical defense is its only good stat, coupled with low HP, it won't even function well as a wall. If you want another wall, I'd go for Ludicolo or Claydol. Rhydon and Aggron is great too, both sporting huge defense as well as decent HP and Attack
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    Ok, so I guess this team would be good then?

    Swampert
    -Earthquake
    -Surf
    -Ice Beam
    -Brick Break

    Gardevoir
    -Psychic
    -Calm Mind
    -Shock Wave
    -Toxic

    Flygon
    -Dragon Claw
    -Earthquake
    -Flamethrower
    -Crunch

    Camerupt
    -Flamethrower
    -Earthquake
    -Strength
    -Rock Slide

    Skarmory
    -Fly
    -Spikes
    -Aerial Ace
    -Rest

    Manectric
    -Thunderbolt
    -Crunch
    -Strength
    -Thunder Wave

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    Seems pretty good, I'd just give Gardevoir Thunderbolt anyways; it's already pretty accurate and Shock Wave's lackluster power isn't worth the trade off for the guaranteed hit. I would also consider another another Ice type attack somewhere on the team, just in case Swampert gets knocked out by Lance's dragons, you'd still have a chance rather than having to do the undignified Hyper Potion spam.
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    The problem is, I believe only Swampert can learn Ice Beam. Also, I think you meant Drake's dragons since this is Emerald

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    You might want to breed Drill Peck on a Keen Eye Skarmory instead of teaching him Aerial Ace, since Keen Eye prevents accuracy reduction. Also, I personally prefer Salamence over Flygon: more HP, Atk and Sp Atk with equal Def, Sp Def and Speed. Salamence has a weakness to Rock that Flygon doesn't have though, but it is strong enough to sweep through a lot of things. I like these setups for Salamence:

    Physical Sweeper Salamence (Adamant)
    -Aerial Ace
    -Dragon Claw
    -Double Edge
    -Earthquake

    Mixed Attacker Salamence (Hasty/Naive)
    -Flamethrower
    -Crunch
    -Aerial Ace
    -Dragon Claw

    But Flygon is a good choice with a good moveset, although Flamethrower would be better for type coverage than Hyper Beam is, adding the fact that it is a 2-turn move.
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    You don't really need a RMT just stick with every mon you like.

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