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Good in game sweepers for Fire Red Heracross, Electabuzz, and Nidoking?

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Usually for in game Fire Red I usually use Heracross, Electabuzz, and Nidoking on my team for the reason in order to sweep all the trainers I run into even gym battles. So my question is are these 3 on a team in game a good match up, do they belong as sweepers or are they supposed to be used differently, and if they are not as good as other Pokemon in the game who should I replace them with and why?

asked Sep 15, 2013 by Deadend136
Some pokémons are good sweepers in gen 3: heracross (4 attacking moves or endure-revesal-bulk up-rock slide), kingdra( attract-surf-ice beam-dragon breath), alakazam(3 element punches-psychic), houndoom ( crunch-flame thrower-sunny day-solar beam)... Electabuzz is not a good choice because its ATK is low, while its SP.ATK is only used for electric moves. Manectric may be better. Nidoking is also not very good in the role of sweeper with its low speed.
You may consider about some status sweepers: dusclop (protect-toxic- wil-o-wisp - seismic toss), venosaur ( toxic-leech seed- rest - protect), blissey (toxic-double team - refresh - sob boilder)

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NIDONKING- Not a sweeper why? welll for starters (i wanted to say that sorry! XD) all of its stats are barely not the same and they all stand in between 140 (lowest) to 270 (also lowest)
I wont recomend to chamge it neither because it covers a few of your other two Pokemons weaknesses.

ELECTABUZZ-This guy has more Special attack than fisical so it would be considered a special swepeer? BUT what happens if he has more fisical attacks than special? you can always change them, If you want it to be stronger evolve him into an electrivire this guy has a bunch of fisical attack , so I would recomend changing him into electrivire in this case

HERACROSS-SWEEPER this guy man this guy when you trained it you didnt THINK it would be a strong Pokemon you KNEW if you make a Pokemon party of sweepers that doesnt have a heracross that party is incomplete so about this guy its a good option to stay with it

answered Sep 16, 2013 by ℛℯოℯოbℯr
selected Sep 16, 2013 by Deadend136
True plus one of the moves I end up teaching Electabuzz is brick break which I now realize did not make much sense as teaching it to Heracross. Also I am a little shocked that Nidoking is not a sweeper. Usually for trainer battles it out powers them all no matter what trainer it is, also because of the fact that speed runs often use Nidoking the most for the quickest speed run so it can not be that useless.
Heracross seems to be the best for taking on the role as a sweeper for gyms though due to its amazing power. Just wondering though if it actually replaces Electabuzz enough where I should replace Electabuzz in my main team?
Nidoking is a sweeper.
No offense but this answer isn't very good at all.

 1. A lot of spelling errors.
 2. Nidoking is a great sweeper (well not so much in Gen III).
 3. The question is about Fire Red, so he can't evolve Electabuzz into Electivire, as Electivire wasn't released at the time.
 4. Some parts don't even make sense.