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Which is a better grass type in platinum?

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So I'm playing platinum, and I'm looking for a grass type to complete my team. I've decided that its either going to be a roserade or tropius. Which would be a better grass type. Can I also get a move set and item.

asked Jun 2, 2013 by bigbro4
Roserade all the way :D

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Well it depends on your team needs, but in general I prefer Roserade

Why? Roserade has an impressive base 125 attack, and decent base 90 speed. Tropius, on the other hand, tropius is somewhat subpar. Tropius is a more defensively oriented Pokemon, but with its base stats at 99 hp, 83 def and 87 sp def it's not a defensive behemoth. Its attacking stats are also poor, and it has that nasty double ice weakness.

With these great stats, roserade can act as a great special sweeper, especially in sun. Here's a set I like for in game. I can add evs later if you want

Roserade
Roserade: black sludge/miracle seed
Ability: natural cure
Nature: modest/timid
Sunny day
Solarbeam
Weather ball
Sludge bomb

Under the effects of sunny day, solar beam no longer gas a charge up turn and weather ball is a base 100 power fire type move. This allows roserade to fire off power attacks with good coverage. Just watch out for fire type moves on the opponents side.

answered Jun 2, 2013 by Ludicobro
selected Jun 11, 2013 by Nindzya
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Tropius for HM slave, Roserade for battling.

Tropius has that horrible Grass Flying combo (x4 Ice weakness), with no saving grace like Shaymin-S has with Serene Grace & good speed/ sp. atk. Roserade, however, has a very nice Grass/ Poison typing, meaning Bug, Ground and Poison are only x1. It's also got a good speed & sp. atk, along with decent sp. def, but low def & HP so watch out for that.

Tropius @ (no item because it's a HM slave)
Ability: (who cares?)
- Cut
- Fly
- Strength
- Defog

Tropius learns Rock Smash as well, but imo it's probably better to tack that onto a fighting type for some STAB.

Roserade @ Black Sludge (if you can get it)
Ability: Natural Cure
- Giga Drain
- Sludge Bomb
- Energy Ball
- Rest

First three moves for STAB, last move to replenish health & switch out to wake to up. You can choose Leech Seed or Toxic Spikes over Energy Ball if you want.

answered Jun 2, 2013 by fondant
Toxic Spikes > Energy Ball imo
Idk I never found set ups that useful in-game where everything was super offensive. Time setting up = time getting KO'd.
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I have a level 59 roserade on my team, and I love it. is knows

  • SolarBeam
  • Sunny Day
  • Giga Drain
  • Cut (i dont use HM slaves)

Tropious is also slow, and roserade has great special attack, so I would say roserade

answered Jun 3, 2013 by C_OWN3R