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[Nook]
03-12-2011, 05:22 PM
Have you ever made the mistake of over-training your starter, but not training the other Pokemon?

I have, in Yellow.
But now I know better.

Psychonaut
03-12-2011, 05:28 PM
how else can you play the game?

i think if you aren't over-training one pokemon.. you're playing it wrong. by which i mean, wasting too much time.
they even say in-game, that training in 3's is easier/better than a full team..
i dunno. you can only really use one at a time, and a full team of under-leveled pokes is worse than a team of two/three decently/over leveled stars..

eh.

edit: but yeah, i do it all the time/usually.
this time i picked musharna and conkeldurr. cuz <3 munna, and conkeldurr is stupid powerful.

Ricano
03-12-2011, 09:01 PM
I try to train the whole team.

Brad
03-12-2011, 09:08 PM
I do this all the time.

Zex
03-12-2011, 09:13 PM
I train about 4 and the other 2 are for hms. Once I catch the legendarys I swap them with the 2.

Iober
03-12-2011, 09:17 PM
I did in D/P, had a Staraptor or w/e level 60 something and my starter was somewhere between 63-66 everyone else was under 20 when I went to the elite 4... In white though, all my pokemon are 15-17 going into the second gym.

Ron Ronaldo
03-14-2011, 02:20 AM
I've actually never done it before. o_O I'm just really OCD about switching for type effectiveness, I guess. Usually I get a team of 6 that's only slightly underleveled.

Prof Gallows
03-14-2011, 02:56 AM
I always have two main pokemon I keep with me at all times that I try my best to keep leveled up around the same levels, then I normally have some others I find useful or like, and then an HM slave or two.
Though after I beat the game I take my two main ones up to 100, and I try my best to start over but I normally don't ever get more than two up to 100 in the newer games.

Mr. L
03-14-2011, 09:39 AM
I never keep my team's levels more than 1 apart, once I level one up, I level up the next, and the cycle repeats. I find this way to be a lot more efficient instead of ending up with one overleveled pokemon and the rest of your team is garbage.

Aeri Tyaelaria
03-14-2011, 10:11 AM
When I was a kid I'd end up with a level 60 Starter and level 20 everything else.

Now I usually only have Pokémon about 2/3 levels apart if I can help it. Though I sometimes have more counting if I just got them or I am training one up or I traded a Pokémon over.

AndyB
03-14-2011, 10:52 AM
I try to evenly train them all together, but sometimes you're just in an area where one of your pokemon are much more effective, thus it's them that really get the xp.

Bacon Boy
03-14-2011, 12:35 PM
I train six pokémon and dump two in the daycare.

Ricano
03-14-2011, 12:35 PM
I've actually never done it before. o_O I'm just really OCD about switching for type effectiveness, I guess. Usually I get a team of 6 that's only slightly underleveled.

I'm the same way. =o

Psychonaut
03-14-2011, 02:08 PM
I train six pokémon and dump two in the daycare.
someone.. actually uses the day-care.. to level-up?..
http://www.myfacewhen.com/images/248.gif

Bacon Boy
03-15-2011, 08:02 PM
someone.. actually uses the day-care.. to level-up?..
http://www.myfacewhen.com/images/248.gif

Mainly pokémon that I want to level up, but cannot due to the types of pokémon in the area and the fact that I only have one exp. share.

Psychonaut
03-15-2011, 09:43 PM
might just be me.. but i had two experience shares.. i didn't do anything special, i don't think.. i dunno.

i dunno. i would never use the day care for levelling up, anymore.. but that's just me, i guess.

Ricano
03-15-2011, 09:47 PM
might just be me.. but i had two experience shares.. i didn't do anything special, i don't think.. i dunno.

i dunno. i would never use the day care for levelling up, anymore.. but that's just me, i guess.

You get another one if the pokemon first in your party is really happy.
Forgot from who though.

muffun
03-15-2011, 10:10 PM
Usually I've got a full team of level 50-ish Pokemon, for the Elite Four and such. It's easy to train them with dat

LUCKY

EGG

Serk102
03-15-2011, 10:43 PM
Well, I used to be like that, but after ruby I tried to even out the playing time for them all. I usually only have like a max of 4 pokemon though, considering I'll have 2 HM slaves on hand at all times.

Bacon Boy
03-15-2011, 11:02 PM
Lucky Egg works pretty well.
I like using it.

PaJami
03-15-2011, 11:16 PM
Actually, every game before B/W I've trained only my starter, pretty much. I usually had a backup or two, but mainly relied on starter and pokemon I recently caught to get me by. Then I had many legendaries on my team! However, on this game, I'm equally training a full team of six Pokemon which explains why it's taking me so long this time around, but it's much more rewarding. The lucky egg is really helpful, especially in the story line. Put it on, go against a huge group of trainers (mainly Plasma) and you can easily get a ton of level ups!

bittermeat
03-16-2011, 12:29 AM
I always keep my Pokemon equally leveled, but I also over train them too.