Trainer Tips

Trainer Tips

Trainer Tips

by Steve Napierski to Comics

Man, being a Pokémon trainer is hard…

source: JHall Comics
  • zapspeed

    Nah, you don’t even need more than one type of Pokémon, or more specifically you don’t need more than one Pokémon besides ones to use HMs in most of the games. If you only ever battle with one Pokémon it’ll generally become so over-leveled as long as you don’t miss out too many trainer battles that it’ll usually more than make up for any type differences. Plus because it’ll one hit KO most Pokémon before they can attack it’ll need healing less often.

    Then again, you could argue there’s less fun in that =P

    • kingofbizzare

      As someone who’s used that approach, I usually end up at some point where my main Pokémon gets KO’d by something it’s weak against, then I have to try desperately to take their Pokémon out with my super underleveled ones. It never hurts to have a backup or two.

      • H3xx

        Or a max revive.

    • H3xx

      only problem is that it will run out of pp for it’s moves, so a trip to the pokemon center isn’t really over looked. and don’t bother with moves that don’t do damage. It doesn’t matter what how much it lowers it’s defense, that’s a free invitation for a smack in the face. on the other hand If it puts it to sleep, poisons it, or confuses it, go for it.

  • Chaos

    I still use only one type. Steel.

    Easy mode.

    *meteor mashes everything*

    • H3xx

      Most starters will learn bite or crunch. dark move that slaughters everything.