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best starting team in my opinion hint for Pokemon Diamond

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


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Mar 7th 2013 Guest
I say get a chimchar which is a beast!! After him get the early bird and shinx. Get an Abomasnow which will KO cynthias pokes then get a Garchomp. For the last pokemon, i got a Haunter/ Gengar which i just love!
ID #261553
Oct 25th 2012 Guest
The only starter I don't recommend is Chimchar. I've played Pokemon since I was eight, and that was the only one that I had a really hard time with.
I have thought through both Turtwig and Piplup, and the final evolutions of both are incredibly powerful. Torterra's only weaknesses that I noticed were Bug-types and Flying-types.Empoleon's weakness is Fighting-types for the most part.
For any party, just try to cover any weaknesses of your other Pokemon. Like if you pick Turtwig, find a Fire-type and an Electric to cover the weaknesses. If you have Piplup, try to get a Flying-type (which you should automatically have, seeing as Fly is the best way to get anywhere at all.
ID #200874
Oct 2nd 2011 Guest
My opinion is to start with Piplup, a water typed pokemon and has greater stats than Turtwig or Chimchar( BTW, if you want a hard game then choose Chimchar.) Evolve the Piplup to Empoleon and teach it Flash Canon/Drill Peck, Ice Beam, Earthquake and Surf. Then go and get Roserade (Evolve it with a shiny stone) and teach it Sunny Day, Synthesis,Solarbeam and Sludge Bomb.
(Using Sunny Day before Synthesis restores more HP and lets you use Solarbeam in one turn)
Get a Luxray and teach it Charge, Spark ( Spark instead of Thunderbolt cause Lucxray's So.Attack stat is higher than its Attack), Roar and Toxic. (Use Charge before Spark for double damage, use Toxic then Roar so you can make all your opponents’ Pokemon come out and poison them one by one.)
Staraptor-Airial Ace, Steel Wing/Fly, U-Turn and Close Combat.
Lucario-Aura Sphere, Dragon/Dark Pulse,Psychic and Stone Edge.
And finally...Haunter-Dark Pulse, Will-O-Wisp,Destony Bond and Shadow Ball.
These combos are vry good and they R my team, they beaten the E4 and Cynthia the champion and also Aceaus!
ID #78090
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