Can anybody give me a hand real quick? I'm completely new to the competitive Pokemon scene and wanted to try to build a decent team for WiFi battles on the Switch. The thing is, I was wanting to build around some of the shinies that I've been able to find in-game (with my end goal being a full shiny team) but I'm struggling with deciding on a decent core and what additional 'mons I'd need to round out the team.
Right now, all I've got are the following: Timid Gengar (really wanting to use as a Mega), Timid Starmie, Timid Electrode, and an Adamant Arcanine.
Looking at those four, if I were to use them all, I'd have a huge weakness to Ground, and I'm pretty sure I'm lacking on walls to boot.
Do you guys have any suggestions on which of those four would be ideal to build around? And any suggestions on which 'mons would be best to round out the team? Like I said, I'm completely new to competitive Pokemon, so I really struggle with team building and balancing/covering, etc. But I'm looking to learn as much as possible!
Other potential options I was looking at include Venusaur, Zapdos, and Rhydon - but from what I've read Venusaur isn't really viable unless it's Mega, and Rhydon doesn't really help with the Ground weakness (does it?).
Any help would be greatly appreciated <3
You can build around anything, but I'd say Mega Gengar (and potentially Starmie) is your best option. Mega Gengar is really good in my opinion. If you want to combat Ground, you can put in Starmie, since the only Ground-types that outspeed it are the Dugtrios with Sucker Punch (Alolan one cannot outspeed otherwise iirc). Just be careful, since it would be an offensive check and not a defensive check, so Starmie could die. The rest of your team could probably be built around checking popular threats such as Mega Alakazam.