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So, lately I've been playing SS for like to the tenth time, and this time I've been trying to use Pokémon I've never really used before. I've just gotten to Mahogany and my team is Jolteon, Pinsir, Croconaw, Pidgeotto and Vulpix.

Then I looked on Serebii for their stats, because I just wanted to be sure that all the Pokémon I was using had good stats. And then I saw Pidgeot's awful stats. I'm worried that it's too late in the game to ditch it, but should I?


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A Pokemon with horrible stats will still do fine/ well if levelled up higher than your opponents. IVs etc. don't matter too much in-game since you can compensate by over-training.

As for Pidgeotto... there aren't that many good Flying types in HGSS, and since you're at Mahogany anyway, you might as well keep your Pidgeotto.

(Also what stats did you look at? It's usually hard to determine your Pokemon's IVs in-game, so you might just be mistaken. As long as your Pidgeotto doesn't faint constantly, I think it's alright.)

If you really want to train up something else, I would suggest Crobat due to that nice Poison/ Flying typing. Pidgeotto doesn't offer a lot in terms of resistances.

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Thanks, I may as well use Crobat because I've used it several times before and it's always been reliable. I'm also planning to use my team for Wifi afterwards, and Pidgeot is an NU for a reason.
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Well, if you're too into the game, maybe no, but if yes, you could use something like umbreon

Umbreon @ Leftovers
Trait: Syncronise
EVs 252 HP / 160 Def / 72 SpD
Calm Nature (+SpD, -Atk)

  • Wish
  • Protect
  • Foul Play
  • Heal Bell / Toxic
Wish needs to be chain bred onto Eevee in Gen IV, and Heal Bell needs to be tutored and costs 48 Battle Points. While that's a good competitive set for Umbreon, it's not practical for in-game purposes.
Or for the purpose of Flying. :P