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Hmmm...
they would be good...

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3 votes

This is the one I used. (All Pokemon can be obtained before battling Chuck)

Victreebel: Cut, Sleep Powder, Razor Leaf, Sludge Bomb

Poliwrath: Surf, Submission, Hypnosis, Body Slam

Golem/Graveler: Explosion, Earthquake, Rock Smash, Strength

Arcanine: Extremespeed, Flamethrower, Rest, Sleep Talk

Xatu: Fly, Psychic, Night Shade, Flash

Ampharos: Thunder/Thunderpunch (Your Choice), Iron Tail, Toxic, Light Screen

If you like the starters replace Victreebel with Meganium : Body Slam, Reflect, Synthesis, Razor Leaf

Victreebel will help you catch Pokemon and take care of water and ground types. Meganium will be able to set up reflect to raise your tems defense and take care of water and ground types, decent chance to paralyze with body slam. Poliwrath is all out attacker and can also put Pokemon to sleep. Golem will earthquake through the oposition and then explode when it is at low hp. Arcanine uses the classic rest sleep talk strategy with STAB flamethrower. Xatu is your flyer. Ampharos can set up light screen and toxic if Meganium sets up reflect it can mini-stall.

Store desired HM slaves in the box until you need them.

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just sayin this is G/S/C when there were no abilities
Sorry forgot.
I don't have my gold with me so I just used memory...
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with poliwrath you can ditch hypnosis for waterfall since it is a great physical attacker and you have sleep pwdr on victreebell
Just in case you forgot, these are Gen. 2 games. That's means that whether a move is physical or special depends on the type. So in these games, all water type moves are considered special attacks.
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So this is the team I recommend, I did research into multiple things for this.

Pokémon 1: Typhlosion
Starter

Moveset:
Thunder Punch
Flamethrower/Flame Wheel
Headbutt/Strength
Dig

This Pokémon is probably the best starter for this game, only having problems with Whitney, Chuck, Clair and possibly Pryce's Piloswine.


Pokémon 2: Umbreon
Can be received from Bill in Goldenrod City

Moveset:
Feint Attack
Psychic/Zap Cannon
Shadow Ball
Cut/Quick Attack

This Pokémon is not for helping Typhlosion, but it is for your rival and can beat Morty.


Pokémon 3: Slowbro/Slowking
Either path is fine, can be found in the Slowpoke well

Ice Punch/Blizzard
Fire Blast
Surf
Psychic/Confusion

These Pokémon can cover for Typhlosion when battling against Clair with Ice Punch or Blizzard, Chuck with Psychic or Confusion, and Fire Blast against Pryce's Piloswine


Pokémon 4: Crobat
Golbat and Zubat are in lots of caves

Moveset:
Fly
Steel Wing
Toxic
Giga Drain

Some of the Gyms are weak to it, like Bugsy and Chuck, and does well against Feraligatr


Pokémon 5: Victreebel
Can be found at: Route 5, 6, 24, 25, 31, 32, 44 as bellsprout

Moveset:
Sludge Bomb
Slam
SolarBeam
Sunny Day

Its strong against the Feraligatr, and can withstand some of Whitney's Miltank


Pokémon 6: Heracross
Route 29

Moveset:
Earthquake
Rock Smash/Counter
Fury Cutter
Take Down/Strength

This Pokémon has it covered, can defeat Silver's Sneasel, Kadabra, and Magneton, destroy Pryce's Piloswine, and if you want to trade, get it before Whitney to destroy it.

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Isn't Heracross already available before Whitney, headbutting trees? So no need to trade.
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only for crystal version

here is the team him using in crystal as its gonna be in the end of the game (with some alternative)


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typhlosion : flamthrower, thunderpunch, iron tail, swift
basic starter sweep, but work damn great. if you want you can replace swift with strength or hyper beam (preferably strenght if neither your heracross or your donphan know strenght. also replace iron tail by earthquake if you dont teach it to heracross)
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donphan : earthquake, defence curl, rollot, flail
heres a tip you can catch it in the morning at route 46 rhigt at the start of the game the only problem is that he run away but you can deal with it easily with some sleep powder or stun powder just catch a skiploom or bellsprout. you can replace flail by strength or take down but your gonna take a few hit when doing rollot so flail would be more powerfull ... but I didnt actually try it so I cant tell you for sure if this works well ... but anyway EARTHQUAKE KILL !!!
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electabuzz : thunderbolt, icepunch, psychic, dizzy punch
another sweep that work really good and give some more coverage. you can get one before hall of fame and with dizzy punch in the egg you get from the man in the daycare, just save before you talk to him cause you can get either smoochum, magby, pichu, cleffa, igglybuff, tyrogue or elekid. ELEKID is the one you want so if the egg you got hatch and its one of the other turn off the game , turn it back on ,then talk to the old fart again until you get elekid. it can be long but its rewarded by geting the best electric type in the game ... after elekid evolved ... I welcome your angry comment below
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fearow : fly, drill peck, steel wing, hyper beam
his your flyer.give him swift if you gave hyper beam to typhlosion if not then ... stick whit hyper beam. the good point about this guy is that he evolve and get stronger pretty fast but if you want one that is the same thing but stronger heres the obvious alternative

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dodrio : fly, drill peck, tri attack, steel wing
i put it in alternative instead of fearow cause normaly by the time your gonna be able to get doduo or dodrio you should already got fearow at level around 40 or more and doduo gonna be something like 25 -30 or if your lucky youl get a dodrio at 30 ... but anyway both of them run away ... I think ... feel free to correct me if you know better
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heracross : endure, reversal, megahorn, earthquake
ok first of all this guy praticaly made my turn insane trying to find im. the problem was that every spot that people on the internet were saying you could find I'm I couldnt . the only thing I found were spearow, aipom, and ekans I think it was a glitch ... so I basicly just said f*** the game and started a game in my silver version then when I could I traded away a skiploom with headbutt from crystal to silver and then I finally find one on route 31 I then just traded things away and leveled up heracross to be around the rest of my team ... AND IT WAS SOOOO DAMN WORTH IT CAUSE THIS GUY IS BADASS ... but dont ask my were to find one in crystal I dont do in the miracle department. by the way his a good choice for the hm strength just replace earthquake and teach it to typhlosion instead (see higher)
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slowking : surf, psychic, flamethrower, disable or zap canon or ice beam
this one is basicaly your surfer but he can also put on a good fight if he got a good moveset ... and no I wont do an alternative with slobrow cause he got more deffense than special deffense and most of the type hes weak against are special attacking type (grass , electric , dark are special when bug , ghost are physical) so its better to have high special def then high def .zap canon or ice beam are just some more coverage while disable is more in the case you get stuck against the wall and need something to handicape your ennemi ... in other word nothing who might happens in-game so why the hell am I talking about this anyway...

so thats all I have to say there and I hopeit help you chosing your team bye

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Is Tyranitar able to swapped out for Donphan? Could Crobat work well instead of Fearow?
Could Dodrio be swapped out for Victreebell? Or another strong grass type?
Tyraniatar is aftergame
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Typhlosion

  • Flamethrower
  • Thunder Punch
  • Iron Tail
  • Earthquake


Pidgeot

  • Fly
  • Return
  • Steel Wing
  • Wing Attack


Victreebel

  • Cut
  • Sludge Bomb
  • Razor Leaf
  • Sleep Powder


Alakazam

  • Psychic
  • Fire Punch
  • Thunder Punch
  • Ice Punch


Poliwrath

  • Surf
  • Submission
  • Ice Punch
  • Body Slam


Magneton

  • Zap Cannon
  • Tri-Attack
  • Thunderbolt
  • Lock-On

Typhlosion has high offensive stats and a high speed stat making him very strong. Pidgeot gets you around Johto and Kanto and has decent stats all around. Victreebel has good offensive capabilities and can deal large damage with STAB Sludge Bomb and Razor Leaf. Alakazam has good versatility with all elemental punches being special and very good stats to support these. Poliwrath is a good Surfing Pokemon and has some decent stats and moves to make him quite useful and Magneton is a good alternative to Ampharos as Ampharos is unavailabe in Crystal and STAB Zap Cannon and T-Bolt do disgusting damage.

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But magneton doesn't learn tri attack or thunderbolt nor does magnemite
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This is the team I used in Pokemon Gold.
I have listed HMs in the movesets along with a replacement move because I dont like to use HM slaves. Instead, I replace the HMs post game or before the elite four.
TYPHLOSION

Item: Leftovers
Moves:
- flamethrower
- fire blast
- strength (HM)/earthquake
- hidden power ice or grass/rest
Flamethrower and fire blast are good STAB attacks. Both the hidden powers cover for weakness along with earthquake and rest can be used for easy recovery.
VICTREEBEL

Item: Leftovers
Moves:
- sludge bomb
- cut (HM)/swords dance
- sleep powder
- giga drain
In generation 2 sludge bomb is physical so it can do some serious damage alongside a swords dance. Giga drain is a solid recovery move and sleep powder can destroy teams
GYARADOS

Item: Leftovers
Moves:
- double edge
- surf (HM)/hydro pump
- waterfall (HM)/zap cannon
- whirlpool (HM)/return
Return and double edge are the physical moves Gyarados needs. Hydro pump gives your team a water type option and zap cannon can paralyze
SKARMORY

Item: Leftovers
Moves:
- fly (HM)/drill peck
- curse
- whirlwind
- rest
Skarmory is one of the best Pokemon around. It has an amazing defense stat along with 9 resistances and 2 immunities. Use whirlwind to switch out anything resisting drill peck. Rest gives it recovery and curse boosts its two most prominent stats.
AMPHAROS

Item: Leftovers
Moves:
- thunderbolt
- fire punch
- thunder wave
- flash (HM)/dynamic punch
Thunderbolt is good STAB and fire punch is good coverage. Thunder wave really helps Ampharos because of its low speed and dynamic punch is just that extra bit of coverage.
HERACROSS

Item: Leftovers
Moves:
- megahorn
- rest
- sleep talk
- earthquake
This is a pretty simple set. megahorn for good STAB, earthquake for coverage plus restalk

OTHER OPTIONS
Heracross: Machamp
Ampharos: Jolteon
Skarmory: This Pokemon is irreplaceable
Gyarados: Starmie/Feraligatr/Vaporeon
Victreebel: Exeggutor/Meganium
Typhlosion: Arcanine/Ninetales/Houndoom/Flareon

If you would like to see my crystal and silver teams, ask in the comments.

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This team that I've made is going to be perfect for everyone, and you can get all these Pokemon before the fifth gym. However, this team is specifically for the Johto portion of the game, seeing as how there are some better Pokemon that you can only find in Kanto.

  1. Typhlosion: It is the best starter to pick, as Chikorita would get squashed by most gyms, and although Totodile is good, there are many water types that are better.
  2. Steelix: You can get an Onix very early on, before the first gym if you trade for it with a Bellsprout. Because it's traded, it will also get boosted exp. The one issue is that in order to evolve it into a Steelix you need a Metal Coat, which you can only get in Kanto or there might be a small chance that a Magnemite could hold it.
  3. Umbreon: Umbreon is your only choice if you want a dark type. Any other dark type you can only get in Kanto, such as Larvitar. It'll be a pain in the neck to evolve your Eevee, but it'll be worth it.
  4. Lapras: Back then, Lapras was really good. And once you get Ice Beam for it, you can one-shot anything from Lance or Claire(I think that's the final gym leader's name)
  5. Fearow: You might think that this is a weird choice. But actually, it's the best choice for a flying type, especially early game. You'll be stuck with Peck for a while, but when you get Drill Peck and Fly, you'll be all set.
  6. Ampharos/Alakazam/Machamp: It's really up to you to decide if you want an Electric, Psychic, or Fighting type in your team. All of these Pokemon are the best choices for any of those types, so you should include one of them on your team.
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#1:Typhlosion(Flamethrower,Earthquake, Thunderpunch,Cut)
#2:Noctowl(Fly,Confusion,Hypnosis,Return)
#3:Alakazam(Psychic, Icepunch, Thunderpunch, Fire Punch)
#4:Politoed(Surf, Waterfall, Hypnosis, Ice punch)
#5:Sudowoodo(Rockslide, Low Kick, Feint Attack, Strength)
#6:Sunflora (Sunny Day,Petal Dance,Razor Leaf, Solar Beam)

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Typlosion. Moveset: Flamethrower, Thunder Punch, Earthquake, NA. The remains slot can be used as HM.

(If you are playing Crystal)Victrebell. Moveset: Razor Leaf,(Later you can pick up Giga Drain at Erika's gym in Kanto post-game.)Sludge Bomb,(TM at route 43)Toxic, Remaing slot can be Slam or Stun Spore.

Alakazam. Moveset: Psychic, rest of the three moves are the Elemental punches which can be bought in Goldenrod City.If you want, pick up Shadow Ball from Morty and replace one of the punches but it is physical in Gen 2 so it's not that good.

Machamp. Moveset: Vital Throw, Strength, Karate Chop(for crits), Headbutt or whatever you want.

Ampharos. (Gold and Silver) Thunder Punch, Thunder Wave(Slow down the enemy because Ampharos is slow.), Cotton Spore/Flash, Fire Punch for coverage.

Pidgeot. (Crystal) Moveset: Fly, Steel Wing, Wing Attack, Mud Slap.

Crobat.(Gold and Silver) Moveset: Toxic/Wing Attack, Fly, Bite, Steel Wing.

Feraligatr. (if you wanna do starter glitch) Moveset: Surf, Ice Punch, Iron Tail, Dig.

Lapras. Moveset: Surf, Ice Beam, Waterfall, Dragon Breath/Body Slam.

Wish you good luck in your Johto journey! I hoped I helped you!

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EVERYONE picks Typhlosion... good team though
Because it is the best starter in Johto...
I know, I’m just bored of seeing the same starter every time.
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All the items will be leftovers FYI, and this is for Crystal. Abilities don’t exist in gen 2 also.

-Fire Punch/Flamerthrower(You are probably not going to get to lvl 60 before you defeat Lance.)
-Thunder Punch(Covers Weakness)
-Dig(Covers other weaknesses, and earthquake tm should probably be used for anther PkMn)
-Headbutt

-Ice Punch(Dragons and weakness)
-Surf(Stab and Hm)
-Submission(Stab)
-Waterfall(Stab and HM)

-Fly
-Return
-Wing Attack
-Confuse Ray

-Mega Drain(Egg Move)
-Confusion/Psychic(Psychic is after game TM)
-Sludge Bomb
-Egg Bomb

This is for Odd Egg Elekid
-Thunder Punch
-Ice Punch(For Weakness)
-Fire Punch
-Thunderbolt

-Ice Punch(For Weakness)
-Thunder Punch
-Rock Slide
-Earthquake/Low kick(For Weakness)

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Nice. I still hate how everybody chooses Typhlosion... why do you not have Umbreon?
I perfer Croconaw but it is physical and water type moves are all spc in gen 2. Umbreon is too annyoingto get. I have Umbroen in USUM tho
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Typhlosion-

                   Eruption, Blast burn, Thunder punch, Earthquake

Donphan-

                Take down, earthquake, Horn attack, Rollout/ Rock smash

Heracross-

              Mega horn, earthquake, reversal, horn attack

Ampharos-

     Thunder punch, Ice punch, Fire punch, Signal Beam

Mantine-

          confuse ray, wing attack, blizzard, waterfall

Pidgeot-

             Twister, Fly, drill peck, wing attack
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This is for Gold Silver and Crystal, Eruption, Blast Burn, Signal Beam didn't exist and Ampharos can't learn Ice Punch and Pidgeot can't learn Drill Peck or Twister in gen 2.
O3o o3O they can't learn those moves
Yep. They can learn those moves until Gen. 4. Heck, some of the moves did not exist in Gen. 2.
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Here is the team I put together for my latest run of Gold. It's not the best but it has some of my favorite Pokemon in it and altogether is pretty powerful with a decent movepool.

Meganium:
-Razor Leaf
-Synthesis
-Body Slam
-Toxic
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Graveler:
-Rock Throw
-Earthquake
-Magnitude
-Rollout
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Ampharos:
-Thunderpunch
-Thunder Wave
-Thunder
-Zap Cannon
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Furret:
-Surf
-Rest
-Slam
-Snore
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Magmar:
-Psychic
-Flamethrower
-Rest
-Fire Punch
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Noctowl:
-Fly
-Take Down
-Hypnosis
-Dream Eater

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That Magmar sprite has me chuckling.
Why exactly does Graveler have both Magnitude and Earthquake, when Earthquake is pretty much Magnitude 10 every time?
Same with Magmar: Why does he have a physical move and special move when back before until Gen IV all fire moves were special? Am I missing something with the two 'mons?
Replace Magnitude on Graveller with Defence Curl since it does really good with Rollout. Rock Throw is not really needed because you already have Rollout so replace it with either Dynamic Punch or Explosion. Having both Thunder and Zap Cannon on Ampharos seems a bit strange. You should maybe replace one of them with Fire Punch. Return is better than Slam on Furret, and if you want, consider replacing Snore for Sleep Talk. Replace Fire Punch on Magmar with either Confuse Ray or Theif. Other than that, this is a great team.
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Tyranitar:
- Crunch
- Rockslide
- Thunderbolt
- Earthquake
Feraligatr:
- Surf
- Ice Punch
- Blizzard
- Hydropump
Magneton:
- Zap Cannon
- Tri Attack
- Thunderbolt
- Lock-On
Gyarados:
- Dragonbreath
- Hyperbeam
- Hydropump
- Surf
Exeggutor:
- Psychic
- Toxic
- Giga Drain
- Leech Seed
Dragonite:
- Outrage
- Surf
- Thunder
- Blizzard
All these Pokemon, as well as these moves can be obtained within normal gameplay. No cheats or trading required. The Gyarados can be shiny (my preference) and that can be captured at Lake of Rage. You can replace one of the above Pokemon with Snorlax, which you find in Vermilion city. I have Body Slam, Rest, Rollout, and snore on mine at the moment, but I'm thinking of putting sleep talk on it. Hope this helps guys :)

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How did u get magneton to learn thunderbolt?
Magneton can be taught Thunderbolt by a Move Tutor post-game in Crystal.
Tyranitar is after game
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This is my team. Personally, I relied a lot on my starter. My personal opinion, suggestions gladly accepted ^_^

1.Typhlosion (Sweeper)
-Swift
-Flamethrower
-Earthquake
-Thunderpunch
2.Jynx
-Lovely Kiss
-Dream Eater
-Ice Punch
-Blizzard/Psychic/Icy Winds
3.Pidgeot
-Wing Attack
-Fly
-Steel Wing (To take care of all the pesky rock types like onix,graveller,etc)
-Mirror Move
4.Victreebel
-Sleep Powder/Toxic
-Razor Leaf
-Giga Drain/Cut
-Sludge Bomb
5.Gyarados
-Surf
-Hyper Beam
-Hydro Pump
-Waterfall/Iron Tail/ Dragonbreath
6.Dragonite
-Outrage
-Blizzard
-Flamethrower
-Thunderbolt/Thunder

My sweepers are mainly Typhlosion and Pidgeot, although Jynx is surprisingly good at cleaning off the teams in front. Victreebel and Dragonite can be replaced with a Snorlax and a fighting/electric type Pokemon though this team alone is good enough to beat Red without a fuss. Now I'm raising my Raikou and he is proving to be a real beast! ;)

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This might be late but whatever. It's pretty good but for Typhlosion you can put Return instead of Swift, because it's your starter. Jynx is good. Pidgeot is also good. I wouldn't suggest using Victreebel because it has a lot of weaknesses, so I would use Ampharos: Thunderpunch, Ice Punch (weakness), Thunder, and maybe Thunder wave for catching Pokemon or Earthquake for type coverage. You can get another earthquake by using the clone glitch. For Gyarados, I wouldn't suggest using it because Gyrados is physical, but in gen 2, water type moves are special, so it's kind of dumb. Lapras is a good choice: Surf, Psychic, Ice Beam, and Body Slam/Perish Song/ Strength. Dragonite is good, but I would give it Wing Attack instead of Blizzard for PP, Accuracy, and STAB. But if you don't care about accuracy and only want power, blizzard is fine
You’re telling him to use a Jynx? Really? Otherwise great!
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This team will be valid no matter the starter. This is for Pokemon Crystal so if youre playing Gold or Silver some things may not be possible for you. Im listing HMs to the movesets so make sure yourself that you only give one of each of those to your Pokemon.

1 FIRE TYPE

Typhlosion: Flamethrower/Fire Blast, Thunder Punch, Strength/Headbutt/Cut, Dynamic Punch

OR

Arcanine: Flamethrower/Fire Blast, Return, Rest, Sleep Talk

2 WATER TYPE

Feraligatr: Surf, Whirlpool/Ice Punch, Dynamic Punch, Cut/Strength/Headbutt

OR

Gyarados: Surf, Waterfall/Whirlpool, Thrash/Strength, Zap Cannon

3 GRASS TYPE

Meganium: Cut/Strength/Headbutt, Synthesis, Razor Leaf/Giga Drain, Light Screen/Reflect

OR

Victreebel: Cut/Return, Razor Leaf/Giga Drain, Sludge Bomb, Sleep Powder

4 EGG POKEMON
Whatever Pokemon you got from the odd egg.

Wigglytuff: Strength/Double-Edge/Body Slam, Ice Beam, Thunderbolt/Thunder, Sing/Sweet Kiss

Clefable: Strength/Return, Moonlight, Ice Beam, Thunderbolt/Thunder

Electabuzz: Strength/Fire Punch, Thunderbolt, Ice Punch, Dynamic Punch/Light Screen

Jynx: Ice Beam, Sweet Kiss, Psychic, Perish Song

Raichu: Thunderbolt, Thunder Wave, Dynamic Punch/Iron Tail, Strength/Return

Im not listing Magmar since you already have Arcanine/Typhlosion as a fire type and I'm not listing Tyrogues evolutions either since later in this list therell be better options for a fighting type. If you got either of those two and not one of the other five (or you did get one of the other five but you just dont want to use the one you got) you could use one of these:

Espeon: Psychic, Morning Sun, Protect, Toxic

OR

Jolteon: Thunderbolt/Thunder, Baton Pass, Agility, Thunder Wave

5 - FLYER

Dragonite: Fly, Whirlpool/Waterfall, Thunderbolt/Thunder/Dynamic Punch, Ice Beam/Outrage/Thunder Wave/Extreme Speed

Since you get Dragonite pretty late before getting him you could use Fearow, Pidgeot or any other flying type you want before getting him.

6 - EXTRA

You can use pretty much anything you want. I definitely recommend Heracross.

Heracross: Endure, Reversal, Megahorn, Earthquake

Here are some other options though if you dont want him:

Pinsir: Strength/Return, Seismic Toss, Submission, Swords Dance

Scyther: False Swipe, Swords Dance, Steel Wing, Return/Slash

Graveler: Earthquake, Rollout, Explosion, Strength/Rock Throw/Headbutt

Machoke: Earthquake, Cross Chop, Seismic Toss, Strength/Return/Curse

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Feraligatr - Hydro Pump , Hyperbeam , Crunch , Ancientpower [Must breed for egg moves]

Dragonite - Extremespeed or Fly, Hyperbeam , Outrage or dragonbreath , Safeguard

Lapras - Ice Beam , Surf , Rain  Dance , Sing/Safeguard/Mist

Jolteon - Thunder (100%accurate w/ raindance) , Bite , Mud Slap or Dig , Thunderbolt or double team

Arcanine - Extremespeed , Sunny Day or Dig  , Fire Blast , Crunch [Must breed for egg moves] --> dont use fireblast during rain dance

Alakazam - Psychic , Future Sight or shadow ball (kills anything resistant to Psychic)  , Recover , Reflect
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I've found this team to have decent coverage and counter weaknesses really damn well.

Typhlosion:
Flamethrower/Fire Blast
Iron Tail
Thunder Punch
Rollout/Earthquake/Dynamicpunch

This set gives decent coverage, clearing out most water, rock and ground types with iron tail, earthquake or dynamicpunch, and rollout can be run to get rid of fire types whilst taking minimal damage yourself.

Lapras:
Surf/Hydro Pump
Ice Beam/Blizzard
Confuse Ray/toxic
Body Slam/Whirlpool

Again, a good bit of coverage, especially for any grass types with some STAB ice moves. Best to choose hydro pump or blizzard as you really need at least one 100% accuracy stab move. Body slam and confuse ray can cripple most Pokemon with self inflicted damage/paralysis stall, or you can use leftovers and Lapras' bulk with a whirlpool toxic combo to get up a huge amount of damage each turn.

Aerodactyl:

Ancientpower
Earthquake
Fly
Take Down/Hyper Beam

Hard Pokemon to get granted you have to trade a chansey for it, but so fast and so strong in attack that it speaks for itself really.

Pinsir:

Submission
Fury Cutter
swords dance
Strength

Set up a swords dance, chuck a leftovers on it to make up for the submission recoil and Pinsir is easily one of the strongest physical attackers in the game.

Espeon:

Zap Cannon
Psychic
Bite
Shadow Ball

Best psychic type and special attacker you can get without going for lugia/mewtwo or having to trade an alakazam. Shadow ball is great for taking out stuff with high special defence and paper defence stats too, as espeon gets okay attack stats if you train it right

Dragonite:

Hyper Beam
Thunder Wave
Outrage
Steel Wing

You need thunder wave on this set to counter the missed turn on hyper beam and the confusion from outrage but Dragonite is easily one of the most powerful Pokemon in the game. Steel wing covers the Ice/Rock weaknesses it has too.

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Here's one for Crystal
Remember that you can change Pokemon, these are just good Pokemon with the best movesets in my opinion. Please correct me if Im wrong.
Meganium / Victreebel
Razor Leaf
Reflect / Sludge Bomb
Cut / Strenght / Body Slam / Sunny Day / Return
Synthesis

Poliwrath / Feraligatr
Surf / Waterfall / Whirlpool
Detect / Belly Drum / Sleep Talk / Return
Rest / Ice Fang
Dynamicpunch / Strength / Bite

Crobat /Noctowl / Pidgeotto
Toxic / Wing Attack
Fly
Toxic / Flash / Quick Attack / Other Move
Steel Wing / Psychic / Detect

Sudowoodo / Graveler / Golem
Rock Slide / Rock Throw
Earthquake
Ice Punch / Fire Punch
Strength / Mud-Slap

Ampharos
Thunderpunch / Thunder / Thunderbolt
Cotton Spore
Light Screen
Rain Dance / Iron Tail

Umbreon / Houndoom / Thyplosion
Curse / Shadow Ball / Fire Blast
Toxic / Moonlight / Iron Tail / Thunderpunch
Confuse Ray / Flamethrower
Bite / Faint Attack / Return

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If this is for crystal why does it have Ampharos on it?
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Typhlosion-Flamethrower/Flame wheel-Thunder punch-Iron Tail/Fire punch-Fire Blast/Strength(HM)

Flame wheel is a good move before it gets Flamethrower at lvl60. Thunder punch is a good coverage of water types
As well as your rivals Feraligatr. You can get Iron tail as soon as you beat jasmine and this is coverage for Rock types. Fire Blast is just a good stab. Strength is a good HM to teach to typhlosion

Victreebell- Razor leaf- Swords dance/Cut(HM)-Sludge bomb-Sleep powder

Razor leaf is a good stab for victreebell. Swords dance raises its already awesome attack and cut is just useful. Sludge bomb is just a good stab. Sleep powder is good to catch legendary's like ho-oh or Lugia

Fearow- Drill peck- Fly(HM)- Return- Steel wing

Drill peck and Fly is a good stab and also an HM you should give to Fearow. Return is a good stab and you get it after you beat Blue and steel wing is coverage.

Poliwrath-Surf (HM)/Whirlpool(HM)/Waterfall(HM)- Ice punch/Blizzard- Submission-Body slam

Surf, Whirlpool, and Waterfall are good HM's. Ice punch and blizzard are good moves for water types. Poliwrath learns Submission at lvl 35 and is a useful fighting type move. Body slam is just a good move

Alakazam- Psychic-Ice punch/ Thunder punch/ Fire punch- Shadow Ball- Recover

Psychic is a good stab. The elemental punches are good moves. Shadow ball is coverage. Recover is for when you run out of potions.

Steelix- Earthquake- Rock Throw- Iron Tail- Crunch

Earthquake is a powerful stab move and Rock throw is a good move. Iron tail is a good stab and also obtainable before Pryce. Crunch is just a good physical move.

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Consider replacing Rock Throw with Rollout.
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Here is a Crystal team I recommend:

arcanine.
-Fire blast
-Hidden power (Fighting)/Swift/Extreme speed
-Bite/Crunch
-"""""FLAME"""""Thrower

Jolteon
-Swift/Double kick/Pin misile
-Shadow ball
-thunder
-Thunder shock

Delibird
-Fly
-Ice beam
-Blizzard
-Rain dance

Sunflora Or better Vileplume
-Razor leaf -Razor leaf/Sunny day
-solar Beam -Solar beam
-Petal dance -Sludge bomb/Acid/Toxic
-Giga Drain -Petal dance/Giga drain/

Forretress
-Rock Smash
-Spikes/Toxic
-Rollout/Rapid spin
-Explosion

Corsola
-Surf
-Earthquake
-Psychic/Whirlpool/Recover
-Ancient power

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I might try, but what starter?
You should replace Sunflora with Meganium, it's Far more useful than Sunflora, also it can learn support moves like synthesis or reflect.
 and for Flying types you can change ancient power of corsola and replace it for recover.
its flamethrower not fire thrower
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Pokemon Crystal Team- Feraligatr, Arcanine, Electabuzz, Espeon, Dragonite, and Celebi

Feraligatr-

Moves:
Surf
Ice Punch/Beam
Earthquake
Slash/Hydro Pump

Feraligatr is a solid starter just like Typhlosion. Surf is STAB and very useful in the field. Ice Punch or Ice Beam is great coverage and really good against Claire and Lance. Earthquake is another coverage move, this time taking advantage of Feraligatr’s great attack stat. Slash is good for crits or you can use Hydro Pump for power.

Arcanine-

Moves:
Flamethrower
Dig
Iron Tail
Extremespeed

Flamethrower is very useful STAB, and Dig and Iron Tail are great coverage options. Extremespeed is powerful priority. Arcanine is an amazing Pokemon.

Electabuzz-

Moves:
Thunderbolt
Ice Punch
Fire Punch
Thunder Wave

In Pokemon Crystal, Electabuzz can be evolved from Elekid at level 30. Elekid can be hatched from the Odd Egg given by the Day Care Man outside of Goldenrod City. Thunderbolt is there for STAB. Ice Punch and Fire Punch give amazing versatility and coverage. Thunder Wave is there for utility.

Espeon-

Moves:
Psychic
Shadow Ball
Bite
Morning Sun

Espeon, funny enough, is a psychic type destroyer. Shadow Ball and Bite let it eat Psychic types for breakfast. Psychic is obvious STAB and hits ridiculously hard. Despite the nerf to Psychic's this gen, it still is a great move. Morning Sun is for some nice recovery.

Skarmory-

Moves:
Fly
Steel Wing
Return
Toxic

Time to make use of that new Steel typing introduced in this generation! Skarmory is a Steel/Flying type, really good type and one of the best Flying Pokemon in the game. Fly is STAB and gets you around, Steel Wing is also STAB, Return can hit hard with max friendship, and Toxic is a great move for a wall like Skarmory.

Celebi-

Moves:
Giga Drain
Ancientpower
Leech Seed
Recover

Not gonna lie, this game has a godawful leveling curve, so having 6 Pokemon on your team is doing you a disservice more than anything. So if you have the Virtual Console version of Pokemon Crystal, use Celebi, not really as a teammate, but as an extra spot/bragging right. If you don't, then I would suggest just keeping an HM slave as your last Pokemon.

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Electabuzz can only be obtained in the odd egg in crystal I beleive. You should add that
Will do, thanks!
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Typhlosion

Flamethrower
Earthquake
Strength
Thunder Punch

So you're starter is gonna be Cyndaquill it helps early on with Bugsy and it as a Typhlosion works against Jasmine and Chucks Poliwrath with thunder punch, Pryce's Piloswine, Koga's bug types in the elite 4, Karen's Murkrow with Thunder Punch, Lance's team since they all have part flying, Lt. Surge with Earthquake, Erika, Blaine with Earthquake, Janine's Ariados and Venomoth, Blue's Pidgeot and Gyarados with Thunder Punch, his Exeggutor, his Arcanine with Earthquake, Red's Pikachu with Earthquake, his Venusaur, and his Charizard and Blastoise with thunder punch. For it's moveset, Flamethrower for STAB (Obtained in Game Corner for 5,500 Coins), An alternative for Flamethrower if you do not wanna grind at the game corner is Fire Punch which is at the goldenrod department store. Earthquake is in victory road and is for coverage. Strength for HM usage and a strong filler attack, you get it from a sailor in Olivine. And finally Thunder Punch for coverage and it is also obtained at the department store.

Golem

Earthquake
Rollout/Rock Slide
Explosion
Headbutt/Protect

Geodude can be found earliest at route 46 right above route 29, The Geodude line does well against Falkner and Bugsy early on (If you level up your Geodude to know Rock Throw), Morty's Poison types, Jasmine, Pryce's Dewgong (But that's risky), Koga, Karen's Gengar (And Vileplume but that's risky), Lt. Surge, Lance's Team except be careful with Gyarados, Blue's Arcanine, Pidgeot, and Gyarados but also be careful, Red's Pikachu, and his Charizard. His moveset consists of Earthquake for STAB (Level 41), use Dig earlier on, Rock Slide if you breed Any of the Geodude line with Sudowoodo, or Rollout which is learned at level 34, Explosion to put huge dents in peoples teams, and then either Headbutt or Protect depending on if you want a filler attack spot or a move that can prevent you from taking damage, I recommend Protect though.

Fearow

Drill Peck
Fly
Return
Agility

Spearow can be found on route 29 at the earliest and its line does well against Bugsy, Chuck, Will's Exeggutor, Koga's bug types, Bruno's team except Onix, Karen's Vileplume, Erika, Janine's bug types, Blue's Exeggutor, and Red's Venusaur. So Fearow isn't the best member of our team but early on as a Spearow he still can deal with various trainers like bug catchers and lasses, his final moveset will have Drill Peck for STAB (Learned at level 40) Fly because it is an HM that we need and if you run out of PP for Drill Peck, Return for a filler attack you can replace it with Swift or Double Edge if you want but I prefer Return, and Agility to raise your speed.

Victreebel

Razor Leaf
Sludge Bomb
Sleep Powder
Growth

Bellsprout can be found very early on route 31, and the line does well against Chuck's Poliwrath, Pryce's Seel and Piloswine (But that's risky), Brock, Misty but her Lapras is risky, Erika with Sludge Bomb, Blue's Gyarados and Exeggutor, and Red's Blastoise. Now his moveset is Razor Leaf for STAB (Weepinbell learns it at level 27), and Sludge Bomb for STAB (Found in the area near the Lake of Rage), Sleep Powder to for making other Pokemon fall asleep. And then Growth to raise your Attack and Special Attack stats.

Umbreon

Feint Attack
Swift(?)
Confuse Ray
Iron Tail

Umbreon can be obtained if you level up Eevee with high friendship at night, Eevee can be gotten from Goldenrod City. The only reason it is on the team is coverage for Psychic and Ghost Types but if you want you can use Gengar or Heracross for Psychic types. It will do well against Morty, Pryce's Piloswine with Iron Tail, Will's Team, Bruno's Onix with Iron Tail, Karen's Gengar, Brock's Rock/Ground types with Iron Tail, Misty's Starmie, Sabrina's Team, Blue's Exeggutor and Alakazam, Blue's Rhydon with Iron Tail, and Red's Espeon. His moveset will be Feint Attack for STAB (Learned at level 37), Confuse Ray to confuse other Pokemon (Learned at level 30), Iron Tail for coverage, and Swift (Found in Union Cave) because it always hits and is a filler spot (Also because I can't think of a final spot). Not the best moveset but again, he is only for Psychic and Ghost types.

Lapras

Surf
Ice Beam
Rest
Confuse Ray

Lapras is found in Union Cave and is a very good bulky water/Ice type. Lapras does well against Jasmine's Steelix, Pryce's Piloswine, Will's Xatu, Koga's Crobat, Bruno's Onix, Karen's Vileplume, Lance's Team, Brock's Rock/Ground types, Erika's Team (But that's risky), Janine's Crobat, Blaine, Blue's Pidgeot, Rhydon, and his Exeggutor with Ice Beam but that's risky, then finally Red's Charizard and his Venusaur with Ice beam but again I wouldn't recommend it. Surf is for STAB and for HM Usage (Found in the Ecruteak City Dance Theater), Ice Beam is also for STAB and is learned at level 36. Rest is to recover health and is found in the Ice Path, and finally Confuse Ray which is learned at level 22.

You can use this team in Gold, Silver or Crystal because their is no version exclusives! :)

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