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Heracross or Electivire for my platinum?

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here is my team: (I love these Pokemon I'm not trying to copy Red's team!)
Charizard
Blastoise
Venusaur
???
Snorlax
Rhyperior

asked Apr 4, 2013 by connorg123

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So lets start off with some sets:

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Electivire @ Expert Belt
Ability: Motor Drive
- Thunder Punch
- Fire Punch
- Low Kick/ Brick Break
- Signal Beam

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Heracross @ Expert Belt
Ability: Guts
- Close Combat
- Megahorn
- Stone Edge
- Night Slash


For the sake of your team, I would go for Electivire. Even though it has a ground weakness like Rhyperior, Venusaur already has flying and psychic weaknesses, so Heracross will most likely prove to be a liability, even with Night Slash & Megahorn. You will need to face Lucian later, and Espeon and Alazakam will outspeed you. While you have Rhyperior for flying resistance, there's nothing on your team that has a psychic resistance/ immunity.

Bertha's Pokemon are all weak to grass or water, so as long as Venusaur and Blastoise are around you'll have no problem with her ground Pokemon.

To cover your Psychic liability, give Snorlax Crunch, and give Electivire Signal Beam. Electrivire is also able to learn Brick Break or Low Kick, which means it gives good coverage even w/o Heracross.

answered Apr 4, 2013 by fondant
selected Jun 9, 2013 by Mewderator
Marz, remember it's Platinum. Moxie didn't exist until Gen 5.
Right thanks!
Oh right I forgot Moxie was the DW ability, not Swarm. Thanks for telling me *-*
No problem :)