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For X and Y?


Ability: Flame Body
- Fly
- Flare Blitz
- Swords Dance
- Solar Beam

The moves cover all Pokemon normal effectively except Zekrom, Mega Ampharos and Roton-Heat, neither of them you'll fight bar the latter. Fly to, well, fly. Flame body allows eggs to hatch twice as fast and swords dance to ensure the OHKOs.

Feel free to answer as many times as you like as all suggestions are appreciated.

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You can find good in game Pokemon on the in game team question.
As in pokemon that have some sort of niché in-game, like Talonflame's fly and flame body, and Aggron's great defensive and offensive typing.
Yeah I get that, but I was just making a point that there are good Pokemon to use in game on that page.
Why Solar Beam?  It takes two turns to execute, and thus is only good for Pokémon like Mega Charizard and Ninetales with the ability Drought.

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By in-game, I'll be doing Pokemon that cover all 8 Gym Leaders and the Elite Four
For the statement above, I've discovered that Steel has normal/super effectiveness against every Gym Leader, Drasna, and all of Diantha's Pokemon.

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Aggron @ Leftovers
EV Spread: 252 Atk, 252 Def, 4 HP
Ability: Sturdy/Rock Head/Heavy Metal
Nature: Brave (^Atk vSpd)
Iron Head/Heavy Slam
Stone Edge/Flamethrower

The above moveset gives you normal or super effectiveness to every Pokemon period.

Heavy Slam is for if you have Heavy Metal as an ability. Any other ability, take Iron Head.
Stone Edge is for more damage, Flamethrower is for coverage.
Exclusive to X

Good one. The only problem is you can't get Aron or Lairon until after the 7th gym, so its only really useful until right after that.
Also it doesn't hit the fighting gym leader at all.
True, but bug, rock, grass, psychic, fairy, ice, fire, dragon and steel are at least normal effectiveness on Aggron.
But you still can't get to those gyms with Aggron unless you trade :P
Good thing my brother already had the game.
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I really liked Sylveon ingame. It doesn't exactly get great coverage against GLs, but it handles the Fighting Gym (bar Lucario), Drasna, and really well against the Champ (when used properly).

Sylveon @ Leftovers / Pixie Plate
Trait: Cute Charm
EVs: 252 HP / 252 SpA / 4 SpD
Modest Nature
- Calm Mind
- Moonblast
- Shadow Ball
- Psyshock

The moves aren't really anything to look at right now. I didn't want to throw stuff like Egg Moves, but here you go anyway. I used Hidden Power as I got [Fire] out of it which was great for coverage so I suggest trying it out just to see what you get if you get something as good as mine. Once you get a CM up, it kind of kills anything ingame.

How to get it: Catch an Eevee on Route 10 and evolve it by maxing out Affection in Pokemon Amie and leveling up with a Fairy type move.

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I present to you not only a viable in game Pokemon, but a viable in game BUG type Pokemon!
With typing alone, it already has the advantage against the Bug, Fighting, Grass, Psychic and Fairy gyms, as well as Diantha's Gardevior, but with coverage it also has the advantage against the other gyms and two of the elite four types as well. Who could accomplish such a feat and still be accessible before the second gym and evolve early? Scolipede of course!
Scolipede @ Insect Plate/Black Sludge
Ability: Swarm (Speed Boost if available)
EVs: Attack and Speed
Adamant/Jolly Nature
- Megahorn
- Earthquake
- Poison Jab
- Rock Slide/Swords Dance

Although scolipede lacks strong defenses, its high speed and attacking prowess more than make up for it, and it can even learn Swords Dance to boost its already solid power, boosted from base 90 to base 100.

Scolipede may be obtained as a Venipede on Route 6, where it will jump out of bushes to attack you.