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Does any one know a good starting team for pokemon..

Joycey asks:
Added Jun 7th 2004, ID #3840

Question for Pokemon Crystal

Does any one know a good starting team for pokemon crystal? If so tell me!


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yrbanys answered:
Added 10th Jun 2004, ID #4566

1. Totodile or Cyndaquil
2. Pidgey (rt. 29, 30, 31, 32) or Spearow (rt. 46)
3. Rattata (rt. 29, 30, 31, 32)
4. Weedle (rt. 30, 31)
5. Gastly (Sprout Tower)
6. Mareep (rt. 32)

Totodile is probably the most powerful of the 3 starting pokemon, and will be the most useful when you have to use moves like surf and cut, but it learns very weak moves.

Cyndaquil is slightly less powerful, but learns very strong moves and evolves quickly (lv 14).

Chikorita, the other choice, is the weakest of the 3 pokemon, and is very succeptable to 6 of the 8 gyms' elements. it is not very useful unless you need a pokemon that can learn cut, but past lv. 40 it can actually become quite powerful. however, it is definately the worst of the 3 choices, especially for a starting team.

Pidgey is relatively stronger in defense than Spearow, but Spearow definately has superior attack and speed. However, Pidgey's evolutions, Pigeotto (lv. 18) and Pidgeot (lv. 36) are much more powerful than Spearow's evolved form Fearow (lv. 20). I would suggest Pidgey, but if you feel responsible enough not to do anything reckless with your pokemon Spearow is probably the better choice.

Rattata is a very strong and fast pokemon in spite of its appearance and learns very powerful moves such as hyper fang and super fang. However, be careful when fighting ghost pokemon because against them Rattata's attacks will do no damage at all!

Weedle is slightly less strong, but it has a strong defense as a poison-type. its evolutions, Kakuna (lv 7) and Beedrill (lv 10) are very strong however, but it would be wise to ditch them once you reach goldenrod as their power will become obsolete against higher-level pokemon.

Gastly will be very useful against many types of pokemon. though it grows somewhat slowly, it is very strong and learns many useful moves. beware of normal-type pokemon, however, because though normal-type attacks do not affect ghost pokemon, ghost-type attacks do not affect normal pokemon and this will become a huge problem if the normal pokemon knows a dark-type move.

Lastly, Mareep is an excellent pokemon, though somewhat weak in its first stage. It will become very useful against flying and water pokemon, and can learn flash. electric pokemon are naturally fast and strong, but beware of ground pokemon because electric-type attacks will not affect them.

If you can't wait to get a Mareep, you can catch Caterpie (rt. 30, 31) or Geodude (Dark Cave) but Caterpie is VERY weak until it evolves into Metapod (lv. 7), and it still will not be of much use against the first gym, even after it evolves into Butterfree (lv 10). However, Butterfree will learn some psychic moves, which will become useful in Sprout Tower and against the plethora of poison pokemon in the game.

Geodude is very hard to train in that it takes a while for it to grow to a new level. though it does have a good offensive against a number of element types, its attacks are generally weak and it is very slow. However, if you can get it to learn Rock Throw, it will become useful in the first gym as rock pokemon are very strong against flying-types.

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Guest said: 7th Aug 2015 | REPORT
Everywhere I look trying to get ideas for a team people are talking about Pokemon like Alakazam and ampharos when you have to trade for them it's not helpful at all so annoyed by it
Guest said: 12th Nov 2015 | REPORT
Guest said: 7th Mar 2016 | REPORT
I love mareep, but it is only catchable in silver.
Guest said: 14th Mar 2016 | REPORT
Mareep is also catchable in gold but is NOT catchable in crystal

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squonge answered:
Added 24th Jun 2004, ID #5973

Personally, I like cyndaquil as a starter. Fire is one of my favourite types, and it's also the most useful during the game of the starters I believe. Cyndaquil is also the fastest of the starters, and speed is important to winning battles. Fire is strong against Grass, Ice, Bug and Steel.

A good team should also have an electric pokemon. Paralizing a pokemon is a useful technique due to it drastically reducing speed and sometimes preventing the pokemon from attacking. I emphasize that speed is important again. Electric is good against Water and Flying, and the only type super affective against it is Ground.
An ice type Pokemon is good to have as well. If anything is better than paralizing, it's freezing since it leaves the pokemon completely unuseable. Ice is strong against Grass, Ground, Dragon and Flying, with at least one pokemon from all the Elite Four trainers having the later, and three of Lance's Pokemon being both Flying and Dragon.

The only time you can do easy on the speed is when you get a good Ground pokemon. It's useful to have a pokemon with strong physical attacks, and Ground is also good against Fire, Poison, Electric, Rock and Steel. Most Ground pokemon tend to have good defence too.

A good Psychic pokemon is useful too, but a decent Flying type is just as useful if you already have the Ground Type. Those are the only two types that are super effective against Fighting pokemon. Psychic is also good against Poison (but Ground will take care of them) and Flying is also good against Grass and Bug (but Fire will take care of them). Flying is resistant to Grass, Fighting, Bug, and completely immune to Ground, while Psychic is resistant to Fighting and other Psychics.

The rest is up to you. Well, it's all up to you, I'm not forcing you to listen to me. But I'll stress the importance of speed again, it can win you battles.


nykole answered:
Added 5th Jul 2004, ID #7426

Cyndaquil or Totodile
Geodude or Onix

If you get a Totodile, put Growlithe in your party. If you get Cyndaquil, put a Poliwag or Magikarp (who evolves into Gyarados on L20)

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Guest answered:
Added 9th Aug 2010, ID #347919

Get cyndaquil

and later on get
and umbreon

Guest answered:
Added 11th Sep 2010, ID #355398

Cyndaquill, then Hoothoot, Psyduck, Mareep, Drowzee and Onix

Guest answered:
Added 26th Nov 2010, ID #368963

Cyndaquil to start.

Catch a Pidgey.

Catch a Wooper.

Catch a Bellsprout so you can trade it for the Onix in Violet City.

Catch a Pineco in that forest after Azalea Town.

Catch the Sudowoodo and Swap it for Onix

Eevee is a must have.

Guest answered:
Added 22nd Dec 2010, ID #375006

My starting team



zubat,pidgey,spearow etc


scyther is alright but scizor is awesome (only if you can trade).

A good electric or fighting pokemon eg machop, tyrouge(from odd egg)or Jolteon

hope this helps!

Guest answered:
Added 21st Mar 2012, ID #491679




Caterpie (evolve it to Butterfree at lvl 10 and you'll have a Psychic Pokemon)



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Guest said: 13th Oct 2015 | REPORT
Can't hoot hoot learn pyschic?
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Guest answered:
Added 10th Aug 2012, ID #530982

For the starter I would say Cyndaquil for a fire type then for water wooper and for grass I would say pickup Bellsprout then for flying pidgey then you should pickup a fighting type or electric type for fighting tyrouge and electric type magneton then for the sixth any type you like HOPE THIS HELPED. POKEMON THAT JUST MISSED arcanine, flareon,golduck, poiwarth,parascet, tangele,fearow,primape,electrode.

Guest answered:
Added 17th Sep 2012, ID #539759

If by starting you mean after you beat the game and are battling someone then I would use

All of them being on level 100
You could replace witch ever with draginite if you please

Guest answered:
Added 12th Jun 2014, ID #628040

Currently I am just working with Totodile and Spearow. I am considering adding sandshrew into the team and work from their. But in all honesty you work with your team the way you feel works for you. There are certain Pokemon that most people are not used to having so it might not be best to add that Pokemon unless you know what move set you want that particular Pokemon to have. Hope everything works well and if it doesn't well try balancing out your team so that it doesn't have a weakness.

Guest answered:
Added 28th Sep 2014, ID #641624

This is my team....and feel it's awesome. Its all at stage three

Nidoran (boy)

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Guest said: 1st Feb 2015 | REPORT
im sry to tell you this mate but there is no bagon in Crystal
Guest said: 10th Nov 2016 | REPORT
you can buy it in goldenrod city game-corner
Guest said: 16th Dec 2016 | REPORT
Lol you can buy a Bagon in Goldenrod in Crystal?? Lol right... I was playing Crystal earlier and I caught me a wild Buizel...
Guest answered:
Added 5th Jun 2015, ID #664061

Crystal is my favorite Pokemon game! Here are some good team choices.

If you don't use Chikorita as your starter you can catch a Bellsprout for a grass type. It's final evolution Victrebell is pretty boss. You can get a Leaf Stone to evolve it from Picnicker Gina on Route 34. Teach it moves like Razor Leaf, Sleep Powder, Sludge Bomb, Toxic, Sunny Day, and Solarbeam to name a few.

If you don't use Cyndaquil as your starter you can catch a Growlithe for a fire type. Beware, they like to use Roar to escape from battle so you'll have to get lucky when throwing Pokeballs at it. You can get a Fire Stone to evolve it from Schoolboy Alan on Route 36. Arcanine can learn Extreme Speed which is a really good move, as well as Flamethrower. It also learns a lot of cool TMs too like Dig for type coverage.

If you don't use Totodile as your starter you can catch a Lapras on Fridays in Union Cave. Lapras has really good stats and learns really good moves like Sing, Confuse Ray, Ice Beam, and you can teach it Surf. It's a powerhouse.

For electric types you can catch a Chinchou by fishing in the water at New Bark Town with a Good Rod. It's a dual water/electric type that is interesting. It doesn't have the best stats but it can learn cool moves like Thunder Wave and Spark, and you can even teach it Surf too.

If you play in the morning you can try and catch a Phanpy on Route 46 by New Bark Town. They are very rare, and will flee from battle. So like Growlithe you have to be lucky when throwing Pokeballs. Phanpy is also a bit hard to train but when it evolves in Donphan it is a force to be reckoned with. You can teach it Earthquake, Rollout, and Strength for some hard hitting moves.

If you headbutt trees you can find some cool bug types. Look for a Pineco in Ilex Forest. Like Phanpy it is hard to raise, but has a great defense stat, and when it evolves in Forrestress it becomes Bug and Steel type and learns Explosion, which is a funny way to take out some strong Pokemon. If you're lucky and you can find a special tree to headbutt you might find the rare Heracross. It has a massive attack stat. Sadly it doesn't learning any good fighting moves, but you can make do with other powerful moves like Earthquake and Strength alongside Megahorn.

Lastly you can get a free Eevee by talking to Bill after he returns to his house in Goldenrod City. Eevee can evolve into five different forms this game. I personally think Espeon is the best for Crystal, but the others are bad by any means. If you need a Psychic team, definitely roll with Espeon. It has great Special Attack and Speed and will OHKO a lot of Team Rocket's Pokemon easily. Umbreon can be used as a defensive Pokemon on your team if you need one.

Those are some of my favorite Pokemon that I've used in Crystal playthroughs. Enjoy! :D

Guest answered:
Added 30th Sep 2015, ID #671248

My Pokemon are cydaquail pidgey magikarp apiom draginite and tyranitar

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Guest said: 10th Nov 2016 | REPORT
Your spelling are wrong!
Guest answered:
Added 7th Oct 2015, ID #671508

I got cydaquail eevee hitmochan pikachu I don't have a 6th Pokemon yet I'm thinking hard what that Pokemon is going to be

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Guest said: 20th Jul 2016 | REPORT
you should catch any pokemon that you can find then you can fill out you pokedex. if you dont want one (or a few, even) just put them into bills pc (found at the pokemon center)
Guest answered:
Added 17th Nov 2015, ID #673275

Hey I need help with my team I just started crystal and I have 4 Pokemon that's on my team
Bayleef level 19
Poliwag level 19
Spearow level 18
Growlithe level 18.
Who else I should add to my team?

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Guest said: 18th Feb 2016 | REPORT
Your team is actually really good in a few more levels spearow becomes fearow and poliwag will become a polywhirl, but I would say you need a bug type many people don't use them and there states and attacks are very changeable. I would recommend spinarak which can be caught around falkeners gym and in the park.
Guest answered:
Added 15th Jan 2016, ID #676056

Ive just started, I'm as far as ilex forest atm. My team is lv16 Bayleef, lv16 Phanpy and lv16 teddiursa. Teddiursa is one of the best early Pokemon, his atk stat is nuts

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Guest said: 18th Nov 2017 | REPORT
My team is typlosion execute pidgoet graveler magneton shiny gyrados(from lake of rage) in liquid crystal.... Plzzz rate it and tell to change pokemon in needed
Guest answered:
Added 11th Jan 2017, ID #686600

Geodude is a must have. Magnitude and Rock Throw makes team rocket a breeze

And post Goldenrod, Drowzy/Hypno is great with moves like Shadow Ball, Ice Punch and Confusion

I focus on training them and Cyndaquill and utilize Weepinbells Vine Whip for the fishermen.

On a side note, there's no advantage in a dual type Pokémon (other than the STAB on select moves). All you get is a Pokémon susceptible to more attacks. Besides, single type Pokémon can learn different types of attacks via levelling/TM's

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Guest said: 12th Mar 2017 | REPORT
I bought abra and teached it fire punch

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