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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.

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Infernape, Staraptor, Gengar, Floatzel, Roserade, Garchomp
Empoleon, Staraptor, Gengar, Roserade, Garchomp, Machamp

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The team I used for both Diamond and Pearl (not going to use version exclusives):

Starter: Infernape, offensively, it's the best of the three starters, since it has good attack and special attack and is fast, early game is really easy, since it destroys the first and second gyms. Also, sweeps the Steel Gym in Canalave City, Ice gym in Snowpoint City and first Elite Four member Lucian's Bronzong, and Cynthia's Roserade.
Moveset: Flare Blitz, Close Combat, Grass Knot (really useful against the second Elite Four member and the Water/Ground type Pokemon), Stone Edge (for Flying types)

Flyer: Staraptor, probably the best flying sweeper you can ask for. You can get Starly really early game, destroys Fighting gym and Grass gym. When you finally get Staraptor, it deals massive damage because of Close Combat and Brave Bird. Helpful against the fire Elite Four member and Cynthia's Roserade.
Moveset: Brave Bird (got rid of Fly in Canalave right before Elite Four, then retaught it after beating Elite Four), Close Combat, Roost (for Brave Bird recoil), Return (since you get it early game, friendship level will be high by late game)

Raichu: for the Water gym, didn't need a Grass type because of Grass knot on Infernape, which wipes out Quagsire, so Electric would be best for Crasher Wake's Gyarados. You get Shinx early game, and its stats are good and all, better than Pikachu/Raichu, once it becomes a Luxray, but its movepool is trash, and Pikachu learns Thunderbolt at level 26, so, in my opinion, it was the best option. The Light Ball is really rare, so I just got a Thunderstone by Sunyshore. Also good against the bird trainers, swimmers, and Cynthia's Milotic.
Moveset: Thunderbolt (obviously), Brick Break, Iron Tail, Thunder Wave/Attract (your preference, either is good)

Steelix: For the last gym, and, with Earthquake, it can deal massive damage. The reason I used Steelix and not any other ground type(s) that are a little better is because I'm lazy. You can literally pick it up at Iron Island at a decent level, and you can train it with Riley to earn more exp., too. Also, it destroyed the Ice gym with Gyro Ball (from Veilstone Game Corner prize) or Iron Tail, but it's low accuracy. Also destroys the third Elite Four and, for Flint's Steelix and Loppuny, I used Infernape and Staraptor,
Moveset: Earthquake (obviously, you can get the TM after Canalave gym in Wayward Cave under Cycling Road), Double Edge (good with the ability Rock Head), Gyro Ball, Crunch

Weavile: Useful against the Elite Four, has great attack and speed, like the first two, destroys Lucian and Cynthia's Garchomp. You can pick up the Razor Claw in Victory Road to evolve it. Ice moves also good against the second Elite Four member.
Moveset: Night Slash (the move I used to demolish all of Lucian's Pokemon, except for Bronzong (used Infernape for Bronzong)), Ice Punch (from Shard Collector near Pastoria City) or Avalanche, which is also good, Aerial Ace (for Fighting types, you will most likely outspeed and, hopefully, ohko it before you get demolished), Dig (strong move for Fire, Rock, and Steel types)

Last slot: Your choice, but I only used five Pokemon because my last slot was my HM slave Bibarel. Not worth leveling up because of bad stats and not good in battle against gyms and the Elite Four. Used Bibarel as my surfer, too

Hippowdon may be a better substitute for Steelix, due to stats, but I find the Steel dual typing more useful in game. Also, I was too lazy to level up a Hippopotas at that point in the game. Same goes for Gible, it's obviously better, but training it to Garchomp is time consuming when Steelix can do the job just as good, without all that leveling up.

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Infernape
-Shadow Claw
-Close Combat
-Flamethrower
-Stone Edge

Luxray
-Iron Tail
-Thunder Wave
-Charge
-Crunch

Alakazam
-Focus Blast
-Psychic
-Calm Mind
-Energy Ball

Gastrodon
-Earthquake
-Sludge Bomb
-Ice Beam
-Surf

Honchkrow
-Roost
-Psychic
-Dark Pulse
-Fly

Roserade
-Toxic
-Extrasensory
-Giga Drain
-Shadow Ball

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I'm doing a runthrough of diamond and this is the team I'll be using (hopefully).

  • Empoleon: Surf (Good STAB, need to complete game), Waterfall (same as surf), Strength ( decent normal move, HM needed to beat game), Flash Cannon (Good STAB)
  • Staraptor: Fly ( Decent STAB, HM), Defog (To get rid of that STUPID FOG), Close combat (strong coverage), Quick Attack (Backup Priority)
  • Luxray: Thunderbolt (Good STAB), Shock Wave ( Never misses), Crunch (decent coverage for Ghost/Psychic types), Thunder (Powerful STAB, not accurate)
  • Roserade: Energy Ball (Decent STAB), Sludge Bomb (Decent Stab), Toxic (Good for widdling down opponents), Giga Drain ( To steal HP if needed)
  • Gengar: Shadow Ball (Good STAB), Hypnosis (paired with Dream Eater), Dream Eater (Steal HP after Hypnosis), Destiny Bond (For the LOLs)
  • Garchomp: EARTHQUAKE EVERYTHING, Dragon Claw (good stab), Flamethrower (cover ice types), Crunch (Good Coverage)
    I hope that people find this team useful even though it's not the best. I realise that I didn't give anyone Cut or Rock Climb though..... just catch a bidoof.
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