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My group is Emboar,Sesmitoad, Leavanny, Briavary, Hydreigon, Haxorus
@pikapals Emboar is beast.
Sigilyph
Psybeam
Air Cutter
Shadow Ball
Fly
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Lilligant
Magical Leaf
Quiver Dance
Flash
Sleep Powder
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Eelektric
Crunch
Volt Switch
Charge Beam
Thunder Wave
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Krokorok
Dig
Crunch
Assurance
Bulldoze
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Throh
Bulk Up
Brick Break
Vital Throw
Revenge
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Vanillish
Avalanche
Ice Beam
Flash Cannon
Frost Breath
I don't have a full team but this is a great pokemon to use

Ferrothorn
Nature: Impish/Careful
Item: Rocky Helmet
Moves:
Ingrain
Toxic
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When entering battle, use Toxic, then Ingrain and spam STAB moves (recommend Power Whip/Iron Head)

EDIT: I just used this set up and beat a pokemon without even using a move, don't use fury swipes against a ferrothorn!
how do you add pictures? I tried the image link and address, but it didn't work. Help!

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(Disclaimer: Items can be selected at your own decision, not everything works for everyone.)
Chandelure @
Ability: Flame Body
-Calm Mind
-Shadow Ball
-Flamethrower
-Will-o-wisp

Ghost typing gives good coverage for 2 E4 members, and fire type gives coverage to a swathe of other typings. Chandelure has a lot of resistances and two immunities, making it a good Pokemon to have on your team.

Virizion @
Ability: Justified
-Swords Dance
-Leaf Blade
-Close Combat
-Giga Drain/Toxic

Virizion is your only normal counter, giving it a lot of importance for late game Plasma battles where normal types are fairly abundant. Depending on your item (i.e shell bell or leftovers), the last move can be changed out to your liking.

Galvantula @
Ability: Compound Eyes
-Thunder
-Bug Buzz
-Volt Switch
-Slash/Agility

Galvantula is your main flying counter, and a secondary counter to water and grass. Compound eyes makes thunder more viable than thunderbolt, and volt switch allows you more room to swap your team around at will. Agility is good for creating a fast switcher, or slash is good for neutral coverage.

Krookodile @
Ability: Moxie
-Crunch
-Dig
-Earthquake
-Stone Edge

Your only electric counter, and your get out of caves free card with dig. Krookodile will also be your either primary or secondary Pokemon for the psychic E4.

Swoobat @ (I like to run scope lens from the early game, as woobat and swoobat learn a fair few flying moves with high critical ratios)
Ability: Unaware
-Calm Mind
-Fly
-Psychic
-Air Slash

The flyer on your team and your main counter for fighting types and the fighting E4.

Samurott @ Mystic Water
Ability: Torrent
-Surf
-Ice Beam
-Scald
-Grass Knot

Your surfer, Samurott is your main fire, rock and ground-type counter.

The only 'problem' with this team is that there is no dragon-type counter. To get past the Opelucid gym, it is helpful to substitute in a Beartic or Vanilluxe for your weakest Pokemon at the time. The preevolutions and occasionally the evolved Pokemon can be found before you reach Opelucid city.
If you pick either of the other two starters, I would recommend Carracosta as a good water-type replacement. Hope this helps someone!

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