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What is a good In-Game team for Platinum?

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-Six Pokemon are required and while legendaries can be suggested, do remember that many people do not like using them because of how easy it makes the game. You might also want to keep the starter.
-Moves are required for each Pokemon.
-You should make sure to take into account that some people cannot trade, nor do they want to use cheating devices such as AR. As such, suggesting Darkrai is not the best idea.
-Items, EVs, and Natures are not required.
-Please provide ample explanation.

asked Oct 14, 2012 by JirachiCelebiMew
I'm doing a Piplup-based team now.
Actually, never mind, I'm not doing a Piplup team for this.

12 Answers

4 votes

Pokemon Platinum

Torterra: Torterra, Luxray, Floatzel, Lucario, Rapidash, Gengar/Alakazam

Torterra: Wood-hammer, Earthquake, Crunch, Rock-climb

Wood-hammer for STAB as you can not get Seed-bomb until after the E-4 (Note you need a heart scale to remember Wood-hammer). Earthquake he learns by level up as soon as he becomes a Torterra(lvl.32), this provides excellent STAB. Crunch gives very important coverage against Lucian, who is the hardest of the E-4, which will prove very useful. Rock-climb is an HM but it can also confuse the target.

Luxray: Crunch, Thunder-fang/Thunderbolt, Iron-tail, Strength

You get Shinx very early in the game so a Luxray is easy to get. He has a very limited move pool, however he is still a valuable asset to the team thanks to his huge Attack stat. Crunch is for Lucian. Thunder-fang is his BEST PHYSICAL STAB(remember this is before Wild-charge), so Thunderbolt is an option but if you choose to get Gengar then it is better on him. Iron-tail is for some coverage. Strength is HM and neutral coverage. (Note: If you actually are willing to take the time to breed him then Fire/Ice-fang are options).

Floatzel: Surf, Ice-beam/Punch, Waterfall, Focus-blast/Brick break

Buizel comes in fast so this will be easy. I know TWO WATER MOVES but this is ingame and two HMs is more than worth it. Ice-beam/Ice-punch is IMPORTANT this is the guy who is going to take out your worst enemy CYTHIA'S GARCHOMP Floatzel should outspeed him if you level it up enough and then POW dead Dragon..Shark...Thing... Ice-beam is easier to get as you do not need to collect shards for a while to get it. Surf and Waterfall are STAB Hms. Focus-blast for power, Brick-break for Coverage.

Lucario: Aura-sphere, Dragon-pulse, Dark-pulse/Psychic, Extreme-speed

He takes a bit longer to get as you do not get him until Iron-island, however; he is very useful. Aura-sphere is STAB and very useful for getting the occasional Double team Pokemon. Dragon-pulse is coverage(NOTE: I do not expect Lucario to outspeed Garchomp to use this unless you level him up a lot and with EVs or trade a choice-scarf to him). Dark-pulse or Psychic, Psychic if you choose Alakazam, Dark-pulse if you choose Gengar. Extreme-speed is good for finishing off things, like Alakazam or if Floatzel does not completely kill Garchomp.

Rapidash: Flare-blitz, Bounce, Mega-horn, Poison-jab

This guy is pretty much your ONLY option for a fire type unless you choose Infernape. He comes in the game very fast. Flare-blitz is very strong stab. The rest is coverage. This is your main guy for defeating the Ice gym and the Bug E-4.

Gengar/Alakazam: Shadow-ball, Psychic, Thunderbolt/Shock-wave, Focus-blast

Gengar gets T-bolt Alakazam gets Shock-wave. Both are useful special sweepers that you can catch early in the game. It is up to you.

However you could switch Lucario/Gengar/Alakazam out for a Flying type, most likely Staraptor.

Staraptor: Close-combat, Fly, U-turn, Steel-wing

Also you may want an HM slave to carry the weak HMs like Rock-smash and Cut. Bibarel and Lopunny are decent options.

Will give more info later

If you Choose Chimchar as your starter you should replace Rapidash for Roserade. If you choose Piplup as your starter replace Floatzel for Roserade.

Infernape: Close-combat, Earthquake, Flamethrower/Flare-blitz, and Shadow-claw

Empoleon: Ice-beam, Surf, Waterfall, and Earthquake

Roserade: Magical-leaf/Giga-drain, Sludge-bomb, Shadow-ball(If you choose Gengar)/Stun-spore, and Cut

answered Oct 14, 2012 by Speed freak
3 votes

This is the team that I am training to Lv. 100 currently. >Finished the post-game<

Empoleon | Houndoom | Electivire | Gallade | Staraptor | Gengar

Empoleon: (Starter Pokemon)
Surf, Flash cannon, Ice Beam, Grass knot

Empoleon is the starter. HM Surf is well covered by this, as it gets STAB + nice sp. Attack. Flash cannon similarly, is a STAB for Empoleon ONLY. Ice beam is for grass types and Ground types. Grass knot is just for any heavy poke's that might pop up now and then. Extremely useful for E4 Bertha!

Houndoom:
Flamethrower, Dark pulse, Nasty plot, Swift

Houndoom, as all know, is an totally incredible special sweeper, with nasty plot to make it able to OHKO almost all of E4's Pokemon. Flamethrower is STAB, as is Dark pulse. Swift is for just a move slot to be covered. Any move fits well.

Electivire:
Thunder punch, Brick break, Fire punch, Earthquake

Gallade:
Close combat, Psycho cut, Leaf Blade, Night slash

Staraptor:
Fly, Close combat, Facade, U-turn

Gengar:
Shadow ball, Sludge bomb, Dark pulse, Psychic

I will add the explanations later on possibly tomorrow!

EDIT: done hound and empo

answered Oct 15, 2012 by ∞BeyOnd∞
edited Oct 15, 2012 by ∞BeyOnd∞
3 of the same Pokemon :)
great minds think alike! <<<
2 votes

Empoleon/Togekiss/Rotom/Gallade/Hippowdon/Drapion

Empoleon - Water/Steel
Surf, Ice Beam, Grass Knot, Stealth Rock
Your starter and he will lead your team. Surf is HM and gains STAB. Ice Beam for Dragon- and Grass-types. Grass Knot is for other Water-types. Stealth Rock is a entry hazard.

Togekiss - Normal/Flying
Fly, Aura Sphere, Air Slash, Thunder Wave
Fly is to help you travel around Sinnoh. Aura Sphere is for Rock, Ice and Steel types. Have 90 base power and never miss! Screw those Double Teammers. Air Slash gains STAB and have 60% chance to flinch. Incridible! Thunder Wave paralyzes the target making more difficult to attack. You need to have Serene Grace to ability so don't make mistakes getting Hustle as ability!

Gallade - Psychic/Fighting
Psycho Cut, Close Combat, Night Slash, Leaf Blade
Love this guy. Psycho Cut and Close Combat gains STAB. Night Slash is for Ghost and other Psychic types. Leaf Blade have 90 base power with high critical hit ratio!

Garchomp - Dragon/Ground
Outrage/Earthquake/Flamethrower/Sandstorm
Outrage and Earthquake gains STAB. Flamethrower is for Ice-types. Sandstorm raises his evasion 20% with the ability Sand Veil.

Drapion - Poison/Dark
Cross Poison, Night Slash, Rock Climb, Ice Fang
Cross Poison and Night Slash gains STAB and have high critical hit ratio. Simply perfect with Sniper as ability. Rock Climb is HM. Ice Fang is for Ground-types.

Bibarel - Normal/Water
Waterfall/Strength/Cut/Rock Smash
Waterfall, Strength, Cut and Rock Smash is HM. He is a slave.

answered Oct 17, 2012 by RainyThunderDragon
edited Dec 2, 2012 by RainyThunderDragon
garchomp should have rockslide or stone edge
Where is rotom?
1 vote

I recommend Chimchar as a starter, because that eliminates the need to waste a slot for a fighting type. All 3 starters will work so I will post a list for all 3 of them:

Infernape (Fire/Fighting)

  • Flare Blitz
  • Flamethrower
  • Close Combat
  • Rock Smash (I dont use

Floatzel (Water)

  • Surf
  • Waterfall
  • Blizzard/Ice Beam
  • Iron Tail

Roserade (Grass/Poison)

  • SolarBeam
  • Giga Drain
  • Shadow Ball OR Sunny Day (to make SolarBeam a one turn move)
  • Cut

Luxray (Electric)

  • Thunder
  • Thunderbolt/Thunder Fang
  • Crunch
  • Strength

Staraptor

  • Brave Bird
  • Fly
  • Close Combat
  • Endevaour

Garchomp (Dragon/Ground)

  • Dragon Rush/Outrage
  • Earthquake
  • Stone Edge
  • Rock Climb

I dont have movesets for the other two teams, but I do have the Pokemon:

Empoleon (Water/Steel)

Houndoom (Fire/Dark)

Roserade (Grass/Posion)

Luxray (Electric)

Altaria (Dragon/Flying)

Gallade (Psychic/Fighting)

And:

Torterra (Grass/Ground)

Houndoom (Fire/Dark)

Floatzel (Water)

Luxray (Electric)

Altaria (Dragon/Flying)

Gallade (Psychic/Fighting)

If you dont want Chimchar/Infernape, then choose Turtwig/Torterra. On the Piplup/Empoleon one, you don't have a good Pokemon to learn Earthquake

answered May 28, 2013 by C_OWN3R
Wouldn't Gyarados be a better suit then Floatzel, that intimidate is such a good ability. and its just a boss of a pokemon, my gyarados is level 89, item filler, move set: Ice beam coverage against grass/flying, Waterfall coverage against fire, plus I like the flinch that you get, Earthquake coverage against electric, which is a must just cause there deadly for him and Thundebolt coverage against water/flying, but that's my opinion doe :D
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Infernape, Staraptor, Garchomp, Roserade, Electivire and Leafeon.

Infernape : Stone Edge, Flamethrower, Close Combat Calm mind.
Staraptor : Steel Wing, Double team, Brave Bird, Close Combat.
Garchomp : Dragon Rush, Brick Break, Earthquake, Sandstorm.
Roserade : Toxic, stun spore, Petal dance, Energy ball.
Electivire : Thunderbolt, Giga Impact, Cross Chop, Ice punch.
Leafeon : Leaf Blade, Sunny Day, Solarbeam, Synthesis.

answered Dec 6, 2012 by MK 42
2 grass types and no water type?
0 votes

So this team is for you who have choosen piplup as your starter.

Empoleon Surf, Ice beam, Flash cannon, Grass knot

Empoleon is here because its a really good special attacker with a wide movepool. it can also learn all hms exapt fly. Suf and Flash cannon are stab, ice beam for cynthias garchomp and grass knot for bertha.

Staraptor Brave Bird, Fly, Close Combat, Return

Staraptor is this teams flyier and an awsome physical sweeper. Fly and return are stab, Brave bird is also stab but more powerful and risky, Close combat is coverage.

Roserade Petal dance, Giga drain, Shadow ball, Sludge bomb

Roserade is pretty mutch the only grass type you will find useful if you dont choose torterra. But it is really good. Petal dance is powerful stab and giga drain is more reliable stab, sludge bomb is another stab and shadow ball is coverage.

Garchomp Dragon claw, Earthquake, Fire Fang, Stone Edge

Gallade Psycho cut, Brick Break, Leaf Blade, Rock Slide

Houndoom Dark pulse, Flamethrower, Thunder fang, Fire blast

I have not given them explenation yet but I will add it soon!

EDIT: Done with first three. :)

answered Jul 5, 2013 by TurtwigGen4
edited Jul 8, 2013 by TurtwigGen4
0 votes

Infernape, Staraptor, Roserade, Vaporeon, Mamoswine, and Luxray

Infernape (Blaze)
-Flamethrower
-Grass Knot
-Close Combat
-Shadow Claw

Flamethrower or any other really good fire type, I just put that for its mix of accuracy and power, as well as his STAB move. Grass Knot provides great coverage, especially when it comes to facing Bertha. Close Combat is just awesome, I mean, it's a great mix of power, as well as a great STAB move. Finally, Shadow Claw for a drop-in psychic type, and just in case measure against Lucian.

Staraptor (Intimidate)
-Close Combat
-Brave Bird
-Steel Wing
-U-Turn

Close Combat, again, is just awesome, as well as for coverage against a drop-in rock type or ice type. Brave Bird is for his STAB move, and again is ridiculously powerful, in exchange for a little health. Steel Wing for overall attacks, mostly. U-Turn for Scouting, and is always helpful.

Roserade (Natural Cure)
-Toxic Spikes
-Magical Leaf/Giga Drain/Energy Ball
-Sludge Bomb
-Shadow Ball

Toxic Spikes are just generally appreciated, and rarely used, it seems. I do have a choice for his general grass STAB move, and it really just depends on what you want: accuracy (Magical Leaf), annoyance (Giga Drain), or just general power(Energy Ball). Sludge Bomb is another STAB move, just in case you couldn't put Toxic Spikes down. Finally, Shadow Ball, again for a drop-in psychic type.

Vaporeon (Water Absorb)
-Surf
-Swift
-Ice Beam
-Substitute

Due to his ridiculous HP/Sp. Atk mix (130/110), Vaporeon is a major threat that has to be one of the best in the game. Surf is there just for sheer power, along with his STAB move. Swift is there just in case somebody drops in with Double Team, and is just helpful in little niches. Ice Beam is just amazing, and can't really be topped. Finally, to make things even more annoying for the opponents, Substitute is there in case you suspect for ridiculously powerful enemy moves, for example: Cynthia's Garchomp, or something along that line.

Mamoswine (Oblivious)
-Avalanche
-Earthquake
-Rock Slide
-Stealth Rock

As Mamoswine might not be the quickest in most fights (Base 80 Speed), Avalanche helps for revenge-killing opponents after a hit. Earthquake, like Close Combat, is just an awesome move, especially with his STAB bonus from it, as well. Rock Slide for another good move against Flint's team, just in case. Finally, Stealth rock for trade-out damage fun against other powerful opponents.

Luxray (Intimidate)
-Thunder Fang
-Crunch
-Iron Tail
-Magnet Rise

Luxray is in a somewhat awkward position as an offensive electric type, as he does not receive the best moves, and, if you are like me, you were not paying attention to his Sp. Atk, he really suffers when it comes to his STAB moves. Thunder Fang has a chance for both flinching as well as paralysis. Crunch for some coverage, as well as a helpful little chance for Defense-lowering assistance. Iron Tail for ice and rock types, and if you suffer going against Cyrus's Gyarados, then you will want Magnet Rise, due to Gyarados' Earthquake.

All-in-all, these are the materials needed for this list:
-4 Blue Shards
-6 Green Shards
-6 Yellow Shards (all for Vaporeon's Swift and Luxray's Magnet Rise, Snowpoint City)
-Water Stone (for Vaporeon, Route 213)
-Shiny Stone (for Roserade, Iron Island B3F)
-Heart Scale (for Mamoswine to evolve, you need to teach him AncientPower)
-TM 35 Flamethrower, Fuego Ironworks
-TM 86 Grass Knot, Eterna Gym
-TM 65 Shadow Claw, Hearthome Gym
-TM 47 Steel Wing, Route 209
-TM 89 U-Turn, Canalave City
-TM 36 Sludge Bomb, Galactic Veilstone Building B2F
-TM 30 Shadow Ball, Route 210
-TM 13 Ice Beam, Route 216
-TM 90 Substitute, Old Chateau 2F
-TM 72 Avalanche, Snowpoint Gym
-TM 80 Rock Slide, Mt. Coronet [middle] 2F
-TM 76 Stealth Rock, Oreburgh Gym
-TM 23 Iron Tail, Iron Island B2F

answered Aug 6, 2013 by Gyropyro227
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I've build my team with Chimchar so here it is:

Crobat
-Cross Poison(STAB, chance of poisoning, high critical hit ratio)
-Fly(STAB, you cannot go without this ingame, high power)
-Steel Wing(coverage against Rock and Ice)
-U-Turn(coverage against Psychic)

Yanmega
-Bug Buzz(STAB, high power, chance of lowering enemies Special Defence)
-Air Slash(STAB, decent power, chance of flinching)
-Hypnosis(to make things easier)
-Detect(to get a free Speed Boost)

Tauros
-Zen Headbutt(coverage against his only weakness:Fighting)
-Return(STAB, great power)
-Earthquake(coverage, high power)
-Strength(STAB, for ingame use)

Roserade
-Giga Drain(STAB, for healing in battle)
-Sludge Bomb(STAB, high power, chance of poisoning)
-Cut/Sleep Powder(for ingame use, otherwise its to make things easier)
-Shadow Ball(coverage against Psychic and Ghost)

Golduck
-Surf(STAB, high power, a must have for ingame)
-Psychic(coverage against Poison and Fighting)
-Ice Beam(coverage against Dragon, Flying and Ground)
-Mud Bomb(coverage against Electric)

Infernape
-Close Combat(STAB, high power, watch out for defences getting low)
-Flamethrower/Flare Blitz(STAB, high power, choose between less power, but no recoil of vice versa)
-Shadow Claw(coverage against Psychic and Ghost)
-Thunderpunch(coverage against Water and Flying)

answered Sep 11, 2013 by MoccahSteeltype
0 votes

Torterra
Ability: Overgrow
- Earthquake
- Leaf Storm
- Crunch
- Giga Drain

Staraptor
Ability: Intimidate
- Brave Bird
- Close Combat
- Quick Attack
- Fly

Gyarados
Ability: Intimidate
- Hydro Pump
- Dragon Dance
- Giga Impact
- Waterfall

Luxray
Ability: Rivalry
- Crunch
- Thunder
- Rain Dance
- Superpower

Bibarel
Ability: Unaware
- Rock Smash
- Rock Climb
- Waterfall
- Strength

Garchomp
Ability: Sand Veil
- Dragon Rush
- Dig
- Cut
- Brick Break

answered Nov 30, 2013 by Lord Zapdos
0 votes

-Empoleon (Great typing and Sp. Atk.)
-Staraptor (Intimidate+Close Combat+Fly=Great Pokemon)
-Houndoom (Awesome STABs and great for the E4)
-Rotom (Amazing typing and can change type for what
you need if you are lucky like me and have the Secret Key
-Gallade (Perfect movepool for in-game and sweet STABs)
-Garchomp (Pseudo-Legendary which outspeeds and outdamages nearly everything)
Will do movesets later

answered Dec 1, 2013 by Z21
0 votes

Pokemon platinum

I usually swap my starter in every game at the sixth gym.

Togekiss :-You get egg from cynthia in eterna city.
Glaceon :-Get a female Level 20 eevee from Bebe in hearthome city.
Leafeon :-Get a egg from the female eevee.
Gallade :-You can catch ralts around Hearthome city.
Gliscor :-Catch it from route 207.
Froslass :-Snorunt in lake Acuity.

Togekiss :- Flamethrower , Aura sphere , Fly , Air slash

Flamethrower for steel type Pokemon. And Aura sphere to cover rock weakness. Fly for traveling and to use in battle. Air slash stab because if you teach togekiss sky attack both flying moves will take two turns to attack. To teach Togekiss Aura sphere learn it from the move relearner.

Glaceon :- Dig , Water pulse , Ice beam , Iron tail

Dig attack is good against five types. (Poison , Steel , Fire , Rock , Electric)Water pulse for fire coverage. And ice beam a good ice type attack because blizzard accuracy is low. Iron tail a good powerful attack.

Leafeon :-Grass Knot , Giga drain , Aerial ace , X scissor

Grass knot a good grass type attack for heavy foes.Giga drain incase hp is down.Aerial ace for bug type Pokemon. X scissor for psychic and dark type Pokemon.

Gallade :-Night Slash , Leaf blade , Psycho cut , Close Combat

Night Slash which is a dark type attack would cover the weakness with ghost type Pokemon. Leaf blade is super effective against water , ground and rock type Pokemon. Psycho cut to sweep out fighting Pokemon and poison type Pokemon. Close Combat for dark types.

Gliscor :-Earthquake , Fire Fang , U turn , Night Slash

Earthquake for Fire , Poison , Electric , Rock and Steel. Fire fang for ice weakness.U turn for dark and psychic type Pokemon which is good move to even retreat.Night slash for dark type Pokemon.

Froslass:-Ice punch , Thunderbolt , Wake up Slap , Shadow Ball

Ice punch for Flying , Grass and Dragon type Pokemon. Thunderbolt super effective against water and flying type Pokemon. Wake up slap to cover dark weakness because froslass is partly Ghost type too. Shadow ball to stab ghost type Pokemon.

answered 5 days ago by nafeedh
–1 vote

PokeMon Platinum version Team that I used.

Pokemon: Torterra,Gallade,Houndoom,Magnezone,Staraptor,Garchomp

Torterra: Wood hammer,earthquake,synthesis,stealth rock.

Wood hammer:Because it does great physical damage synthesis will take back all damage done from recoil.
Synthesis:Like I said before Wood Hammer damages Torterra as well so, this is a strategy.
Stealth rock:Does damage on others who switch.
Earthquake: Ahhh Fire won't stand a chance against this move.

Gallade: Psycho Cut, Leaf Blade, Reflect, Ice Punch (Or Stone edge)

Psycho cut: Is Gallades signature move and gallade is bad on SP. ATK So this is like PH.A Version of psychic also critical ratio is high.
Leaf Blade: Best Grass PHY A. Move which also haas a critical ratio.
Reflect: Just to help your team from attack resistance.
Ice Punch: Great for handling, Grass, Flying, and is better than stone edge in Platinum because of acuracy Great if you have Razor claw so critical madness >:D

Staraptor: Close Combat, Brave Bird, Roost, Edeavor

Close Combat: Finishing move. masive damage to it's weakness ice as well.
Brave Bird: Great Attack which will also do grea damage Roost will heal recoil.
Roost: will heal recoil and damage from Brave bird.
Edeavor(I know it's spelt wrong): If you have no choice then let Staraptor our with an item which prevents 1 hit KO, Then use edeavor to get the foe down to your health.

Magnezone(Air balloon): Thunderbolt, Lock-On, Zap cannon, Flash Cannon.

Thundebolt: Great SP. ATK That does 95 damage Also a chance of PARLZ.
Lock-On: This has the same PP As Zap cannon so use this before so Zap connon always hits.
Zap-Cannon: Always hits with Lock-On, Always PARLZ.
Flash Cannon: Always good to have 1 Steel type move in there for when the air balloon pops.

Houndoom:Crunch,Fire Fang,Payback, Sucker Punch

Crunch: Houndoom is good on PHY ATK's so crunch is a strong version of a fang.
Fire fang: 1 of the 4 elemental fangs, PHY AK. Can burn.
Payback: If opponent is faster, This can do 100 damage. PHY ATK.
Sucker Punch: This is a last stand attack, It allows you to go first , can fail if foe is not readying an attack though.

Garchomp:BrickBreak, Draco Meteor,Sandstorm(with Sand veil),Dragon Rush.

Brick Break: For against Ice users.
Draco meteor: A great attack which does massive damage.
Sandstorm: With the sand veil ability, your evasiveness rises and will also hurt other non steel,rock,ground types.
Dragon rush: May make others flinch, and good dragon move that it can learn.

answered Dec 3, 2012 by starf1
Air Balloon didn't exist in Gen IV...