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Good in-game team for Pokemon XD?

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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.
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are'nt in game teams not allowed?
Pokemaster is allowing Q's for games, but only one each. Just noting, don't go asking your own.
what is pokemon XD
It's a game about shadow Pokemon and snagging . FYI

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Mostly Citadark Team: Espeon, Tauros, Salamence, Dewgong, Tyranitar, Ninetales

Espeon: Helping Hand, Psychic, Protect, Psybeam
-Shame that the Eeveelutions have poor movepools in XD (even Vaporeon, due to lack of Surf or Muddy Water). Helping Hand helps support, Protect dodges Earthquake. Psychic and Psybeam are STAB, stacked to provide more PP.

Tauros: Return, Earthquake, Protect, Iron Tail
-Intimidate is very helpful in Double battles. It also gets Earthquake without needing the TM, meaning the TM can be saved for others. This is very useful. Return is STAB. Protect is to dodge Earthquake. Iron Tail is coverage, mainly for when I donb't want to use Earthquake.

Salamence: Dragon Dance, Aerial Ace, Earthquake, Flamethrower
-Another Intimidate user, although this one is a Flying type, meaning it is already able to dodge Earthquake without need for Protect. Aerial Ace is STAB. Earthquake is coverage that hits everything. Flamethrower is coverage, which is boosted by Ninetales.

Dewgong: Surf, Protect, Icy Wind, Blizzard/Ice Beam
-Surf is STAB that hits all the foes. Protect is to dodge Earthquake. Icy Wind hits all the foes and slows them down, allowing you to hit them first. Blizzard and Ice Beam are STAB. Blizzard is less accurate, more powerful, and has less PP. Its main advantage is that it can hit all the foes. Ice Beam is more accurate and has higher PP though.

Tyranitar: Earthquake, Rock Slide, Protect, Crunch/Flamethrower
-Earthquake is coverage that hits all the foes. Rock Slide is STAB that hits all the foes. Protect is used to dodge Earthquake. Crunch is STAB that hits on the Special side, although Flamethrower can be used for coverage with help from Ninetales.

Ninetales: Heat Wave, Protect, Sunny Day, Solarbeam
-Heat Wave hits all the foes. Sunny Day boosts Heat Wave, as well as the Flamethrower of Salamence and perhaps Tyranitar, while also removing Solarbeam's need to charge. Solarbeam is coverage. Protect is used to dodge Earthquake.

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Before Citadark Team: Espeon, Dewgong, Tyranitar, Ninetales, Dusclops, Flygon

Espeon: Helping Hand, Psychic, Protect, Psybeam
-Shame that the Eeveelutions have poor movepools in XD (even Vaporeon, due to lack of Surf or Muddy Water). Helping Hand helps support, Protect dodges Earthquake. Psychic and Psybeam are STAB, stacked to provide more PP.

Dewgong: Surf, Protect, Icy Wind, Blizzard/Ice Beam
-Surf is STAB that hits all the foes. Protect is to dodge Earthquake. Icy Wind hits all the foes and slows them down, allowing you to hit them first. Blizzard and Ice Beam are STAB. Blizzard is less accurate, more powerful, and has less PP. Its main advantage is that it can hit all the foes. Ice Beam is more accurate and has higher PP though.

Tyranitar: Earthquake, Rock Slide, Protect, Crunch/Flamethrower
-Earthquake is coverage that hits all the foes. Rock Slide is STAB that hits all the foes. Protect is used to dodge Earthquake. Crunch is STAB that hits on the Special side, although Flamethrower can be used for coverage with help from Ninetales.

Ninetales: Heat Wave, Protect, Sunny Day, Solarbeam
-Heat Wave hits all the foes. Sunny Day boosts Heat Wave, as well as the Flamethrower of Flygon and perhaps Tyranitar, while also removing Solarbeam's need to charge. Solarbeam is coverage. Protect is used to dodge Earthquake.

Dusclops: Will-o-wisp, Protect, Shadow Ball, Blizzard
-Blizzard hits all the foes. Protect dodges Earthquake. Shadow Ball is STAB. Will-o-wisp bruns the foe.

Flygon: Earthquake, Flamethrower, Dragon Claw, Giga Drain
-A Pokemon with Levitate, great for Doubles. Earthquake is STAB that hits all he foes. Flamethrower is coverage that gets boosted by Sunny Day. Dragon Claw is STAB. Giga Drain is coverage.

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Bite should be on Espeon for something other than Psychic type to attack with.
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Vaporeon: Water Pulse (TM03) Bite (Start) Ice Beam (TM13) Blizzard (TM14)@Leftovers
Vaporeon is a very bulky Pokemon that can attack well, too. This moveset focuses on attacking. Water Pulse is here because nothing's better for STAB in XD. You get the TM by beating Area 2 of Mt. Battle. Bite is a filler that is known from the start as Eevee. Ice Beam is obtained at the Phenac Stadium, and it provides good coverage. Blizzard can be bought at Realgam Tower, and while it is a second Ice move, it is good to hit both opponents. They can both be useful in different situations. Leftovers are because it is bulky, but Mystic Water works too.

Ursaring: Return (Start) Earthquake (TM26) Rock Tomb (TM39) Facade (TM42)@Soothe Bell
Ursaring is a very powerful Pokemon that can beat a lot of opponents in one hit with Return at max power. Return is for STAB, Earthquake and Rock Tomb are for coverage, and Facade is to take advantage of Guts more when statused. TM26 is at the top of the Cipher Key Lair, and Rock Tomb requires you to beat Area 5 of Mt. Battle. Facade is from Area 4 of Mt. Battle, and while it is a filler move, it will be VERY powerful if you get statused due to Facade's special effect and Guts ability. While very weak, Lick can be useful if nothing on your team gets Thunder Wave. Soothe Bell is there to help keep Return at max power.

Shiftry: Giga Drain (Start) Brick Break (TM31) Shadow Ball (TM30) Fake Out (Lv 19 as Nuzleaf)@Miracle Seed
Seedot evolves the first time it levels up, and you get a Leaf Stone VERY early. It is somewhat overpowered for a while, so this is a good choice. Fake Out is useful for chip damage. Giga Drain is known from the start, and is decently powerful for STAB even though it is lacking in PP. Brick Break is obtained from defeating the Pyrite Colosseum once. Shadow Ball is obtained from the locked box in the Snagem Hideout once you get the key. These two are for coverage.
Miracle Seed is just there to boost the power of Giga Drain

Lunatone: Psychic (Start) Cosmic Power (Lv 31) Baton Pass (Start) Explosion (Lv 49)@Leftovers
This is a Baton Passing Lunatone. Psychic is to do some damage, Cosmic Power is to pass defenses to teammates, and Explosion is for suicide once you are at low health. Leftovers are to stay a bit healthier while setting up. Just a note: IF you want to pass Calm Mind instead, you must beat Area 7 of Mt. Battle. This is hard to do during the main story, but feel free to do it.

Arcanine: Flamethrower (Start) Bite (Start) Body Slam (Agate Move Tutor) Iron Tail (Round 3 of Realgam Colosseum)
Flamethrower is obviously STAB, Bite is a sort of filler but provides decent coverage. Iron Tail is for coverage, and Body Slam is there because it goes off of the better attacking stat.
EDIT: You may want Extreme Speed over Body Slam or Bite if the priority appeals to you.

Pidgeot: Wing Attack (Start) Steel Wing (Start) Double-Edge (Agate Move Tutor) Sky Attack (Also the tutor)@Silk Scarf/Sharp Beak
Pidgeot is an unappreciated Pokemon. It really can use some decent attacks. Wing Attack is STAB, and so is Double-Edge. Steel Wing is coverage. While Sky Attack is not all that reliable, it really can hurt if you're able to charge it. Pidgeot is a good user of the move because it is decently bulky. The held item depends on your preference, and they are to boost STAB moves.

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