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In B/W, is there a perfect team?

Discussion in 'VGC' started by BoshCraver, Dec 13, 2011.

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  1. BoshCraver

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    Firstly this isn't as stupid a question as it first appears, it is merely an observation that i feel should be discussed.

    I want to call upon HipmonLee's article describeing the RBY era and how to battle in it:

    http://www.smogon.com/rb/articles/rby_battling

    He states that there are ~7 staples to any team and then a handful of other pokes that are designed for specific threats.

    My question to you is given that Nintendo has declared that future tournaments (for the for-see-able future) will only involve Gen 5 so that they can re-boot the pokemon franchise and "go back to basics", surely we are in a similar situation. There are only 155 pokemon to choose from, even less given restrictions on the use of reshiram and zekrom etc.
    Coupled with certain items such as berries are not legally obtainable.


    Is there a perfect team? Or is there at least a staple as there was in RBY?
  2. ΩDonut

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    They haven't said that the next tourneys will be 5th gen only. In fact, you can use anything you want barring cover legends and events.
  4. voodoo pimp

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    There's a usage statistics thread in this forum that shows what might be considered the "staples," but they're not nearly as vital as they used to be (mostly due to the fact that there are just so many more options now). For instance, my team has been doing fairly well and I'm not using anything in the top 20 or so.
  5. Sixonesix

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    Terrakion/Thundurus/Amoonguss/Acrobatics user/Ghost-type/Dragon-type

    There you go.
  6. Human

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    If you want a perfect team just copy BlueCookies' most recent one. I believe it was Mankey, Octillery, Tangrowth, Magcargo, Altaria and Beedrill. Personally I've had a good win % with this team assuming I didn't get completely haxed.
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    -hi can we stop trolling a legitimate question-

    thanks
  8. Cybertron

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    I thought 616's response was perfectly legitimate...

    Copying teams works too! It wins you world championships!
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    You're a little late though. With this new season TPCi has started to allow the old pokemon back in so there's as much variation as ever.
  10. BlueCookies

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    all of my teams
  11. Dozz

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    Anything with a Durant usually covers it.

    That's what I've heard anyways
  12. Dragonking700

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    The best team: Dragonite/Salamence/Haxorus/Latios/Flygon/druddigon.
    No particular pattern there...
  13. voodoo pimp

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    Suddenly hail team.
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