best starting team in my opinion
First, i chose turtwig because he is a defence based starter, and there is no fire gym in diamond/pearl. you should be able to knock out the fist gym pretty easily,because it is a rock type gym.before you leave the town, i recomend going back into the mines and catching an onix. it will add a good rock type to your team to fight your rival with. ok, skip ahead a little, -when ever you reach floaroma town, do the galactic battle thing w/ th windmills, and then use the honey you got from the old man on the orange tree to the right of him. since you dont have fly yet, i recomend staying in that town overnight.go back in the next day, and the tree should be moving. see what pokemon is in the tree. mine was a combee that beat the eterna gym single handedly at lvl 18. use the ug type you just got from the tree against the eterna gym. you should have a grotle by now. if you dont, tran in the woods until lvl 18, when he evolves. a recomended moveset for grotle is: curse,razor leaf, grass knot, and absorb. with these three pokemon, you should be good as a starter.
Added by: kylenes Jun 19th 2010, ID#14042