New people into the Pokémon fandom usually have a hard time trying to choose what Pokémon should go on their final team of six. By a team of six I mean the six Pokémon on a player’s team for a competitive Pokémon match. But that’s what I’m here for. Below are some great Pokémon who can really help you in almost any Pokémon play-through team.
Before I jump in here are a few things you should know about the Pokémon community and about the Pokémon franchise itself. A play-through is when you play a Pokémon main series game from beginning to end and you use a total max of six Pokémon at a time, Here are five that I hope will be on your final team of six. Below I use words like “dual type, ghost, poison, grass, bug, and fairy” and many more that newcomers to the Pokémon community may not know. In the Pokémon franchise, there are 18 different types of Pokémon (grass, fire, water, bug, fighting, dark, dragon, electric, fairy, normal, flying, ghost, ground, ice, poison, psychic, rock, and steel) and each Pokémon can have up to two types. A Pokémon that has two types are called or categorized as a dual-type Pokémon.
All the Pokémon listed below are dual-type Pokémon. In my experience as a Pokémon player, dual-type Pokémon are better because they have more access to other moves than Pokémon with only one type. Every Pokémon has a type and with that comes weaknesses and advantages, especially in battle with others Pokémon. Advantages are not that hard to figure out as they play a big part in our everyday life. For instance, fire is strong against grass because when fire touches any plant or plant material it burns and Water is strong against Fire because Water extinguishes it. The world of Pokémon is super exciting, below are five Pokémon that are great to use in a play-through, hope this helps!
First up we have Gengar. Gengar is a ghost/poison dual-type Pokémon. Gengar is weak against ghost, psychic, and dark types of Pokemon. But is immune to normal, fighting, and ground types. Gengar is also resistant to bug, poison, grass, and fairy types.
Gengar has few weaknesses while having a lot of immunities making it a great Pokémon to have on play-through teams. Gengar is a Pokemon that requires you to trade its pre-evolution form with another person and back again in order to get a Gengar Granite evolution. It can be annoying but it is very worth it to have a strong ghost type Pokémon. Check out the clip below to see Gengar in action!
Second is Crobat, a dual-type flying/poison Pokémon. Crobat is immune to ground-type attacks and resists bug, grass, poison, fairy, and fighting attacks. But with every good thing, there are some bad things. Crobat has four weaknesses: psychic, ice, rock, and electric. But even though these weaknesses can be annoying, Crobat makes up for it with its amazingly fast speed and great moves like Fly and Hyper beam.
Third, we have Heracross, a dual-type bug/fighting Pokémon. Heracross is a very strong Pokémon that, unlike the others doesn’t evolve so the minute you get it, there’s no waiting for it to get stronger. Heracross is weak to fire, psychic, fairy, and flying which are four weaknesses but is strong against fighting, ground, grass, bug, and dark attacks. Heracross learns tons of good moves such as Close Combat and Megahorn and they can learn tons of other good moves like Hyper Beam, Giga Impact, and Focus Blast.
In fourth place we have the speedy gremlins themself, Weavile. Weavile is a super-fast dual dark/ice-type that is strong against ghost, dark, and other ice types. While being immune to psychic types It’s weak against fighting, bug, fairy, rock, steel, and fire. To make it worse, fighting is four times more effective on Weavile. But with its incredible speed, it’s faster than almost any Pokemon. Weavile also learns a lot of good moves such as Dark Pulse and Night Slash.
Magneton and Magnezone are dual type electric/steel type Pokémon. Magneton and Magnezone are strong against poison, flying, steel, electric, normal, rock, bug, grass, psychic, ice, dragon, fairy Pokémon. Plus they are immune to poison types. They have a few weaknesses, which are ground, fighting, and fire attacks. They also learn lots of good moves such as Zap Cannon and Flash Cannon and can learn even more moves like Thunder and Explosion.
Hopefully, with the knowledge and information you learned throughout this article, you will have a better and easier time trying to decide what Pokémon should put on your final team of six and what Pokémon can help you out the most!