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what do u use for HM slaves and such?
i mainly use a {linoone} which has covet, rock smash, cut and secret power. not to mention pickup. its been in my party since i started and i only dropped it at E4. thanks to it i never bought any super potions or ultra balls. ive even gotten nuggets, a king's rock and a PP up.
caught a {tentacool} somewhere near sootopolis as a water HM slave... waterfall surf and dive


Tue Dec 07, 2004 3:21 am
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Lapras
- Surf
- Dive
- Waterfall
- Strength

Tropius
- Fly
- Cut
- Rock Smash
- Flash

EDIT: My typos are killing me.. and I catch them too late. ;-;


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Tue Dec 07, 2004 3:49 am
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i used kadabra for flash b4, but i dropped him. got thru victory road without flash. by the time i came out wally almost owned me.


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I used Tropius and Spheal, though in the beginning I use Zigzagoon (mainly for it's ability though). Though personally I don't really like the term slave, I try to use Lackey, or Pokemon of the Lower-Class Which Does Not Battle, or something like that.

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{wailmer}
Dive
Surf
Waterfall
Strength

{zigzagoon}
Rock Smash
Secret Power
Sweet Scent
Cut

I also had one Ground pokemon with Dig and Flash. Well... I think I did...


Tue Dec 07, 2004 5:47 am
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psycho_freak wrote:
I used Tropius and Spheal, though in the beginning I use Zigzagoon (mainly for it's ability though). Though personally I don't really like the term slave, I try to use Lackey, or Pokemon of the Lower-Class Which Does Not Battle, or something like that.



I'm not a big fan of "slave" either. I always refer to them as utility Pokemon.

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<center>Chinchou @ Nothing
~Surf
~Waterfall
~Whirlpool
~Flash</center>

Awesome in GSC.

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I tweaked the title just a bit, since I'm not really a fan of "pokemon slaves."

For me, my favorite utility Pokemon would have to be Zigzagoon. He can Surf, pick up items, and after he is evolved, you're only a good moveset away from a member of your battling team. What more could you want?


How many people are surprised I didn't say Mew. Come on now, be honest. :-P


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TheCyberMew wrote:
How many people are surprised I didn't say Mew. Come on now, be honest. :-P


I'm not really surprised, I think it'd be a waste to make your favorite pokemon a "utility" pokemon.

Mine are Tropius and soon to be Swampert.

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RaichuLatias wrote:

I'm not really surprised, I think it'd be a waste to make your favorite pokemon a "utility" pokemon.

Mine are Tropius and soon to be Swampert.


Oh, Swampert will be my utility slave too one day. Just as soon as I find a substitute Water Pokemon for Elite Four.


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{tropius}
Fly
Strength
Flash
Cut

Someone who can learn Cut, Flash and Fly. Isn't that great?

{spheal}
Strength
Rock Smash
Waterfall
Dive

Great in the later part of the game, where there are many underwater dungeons to explore.

{zigzagoon}
Cut
Surf
Rock Smash
Thief/Covet

Ultimate utility Pokemon, with Covet and Pickup.

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RaichuLatias wrote:
TheCyberMew wrote:
How many people are surprised I didn't say Mew. Come on now, be honest. :-P


I'm not really surprised, I think it'd be a waste to make your favorite pokemon a "utility" pokemon.

Mine are Tropius and soon to be Swampert.


True, you have a point. It's just that I figured more people would say Mew, because how many other 00ber pokes can learn all TM's and HM's.


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Dr.DoubleDuel wrote:
Yah, but is there a way to duplicate Mew? The only duplicating trick I know is the only in GSC with the switching boxes in the PC.


Oh, no wait, I take that back. You could just get Mew in RBY, and use the Time Traveling thingy in GSC to trade with your RBY. Sorry bout' that.

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Tue Dec 07, 2004 7:15 pm
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heh my zigzagoon/linoone is still the best... ive gotten numerous proteins and a calcium from it. not to mention a PP up, king's rock, and numerous nuggets & revives. like i said, i haven't bought any ssuper potions, ultra balls nor for that matter. full heals.


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I feel all special since everyone adopted my terminology.


I have a team of Zigs that are raking in items like it's nobody's business. I love them so much it's sad...pathetic, really.

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I use an {azumarill} for Water HM's and Strength, a very low level zigzagoon for cut and flash. Pelipper (until Rayquaza was caught) for Fly. Soon to be permanent: Mightyena for Rock Smash.

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I've had some in my time. There are moments when I don't realize until I can't get the moveset I want because of it.

In Ruby/Sapphire alone, I have three:

Golduck
Tropius
Azumarill

The thing I hate about HMs is that you can't unlearn them, even if you were stupid and only needed to use the thing once with a certain Poke. And it clogs up your movesets so you can't quite stylize them the way a trainer might want.

Other than that, Utilities (great word!) are awesome. (Sucks when the Poke is confused, however...)

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To me "utility" or "slave" pokemon are "travel" pokemon. You only use them when you're going somewhere, right?

I have used Azumarill, Zigzagoon/Linoone, Geodude/Graveler, Dragonite, Lapras, Wailord, Tropius, Seaking, and a few others. I won't name the movesets because I don't think it necessary. (You can guess pretty easily what I had in mine based on what others said were in their "travel" Pokemon' movesets.)


Pokemon can be made to forget HMs by the Move Deleter.


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I'm surprised that no one brought up anything about the pokemon that can learn FLY AND SURF
because that's one thing that has ALWAYS bothered me - only being able to have a team of five pokemon. (Being ADD I must have both moves available otherwise I'm constantly running to PCs so I can do something else :frustrated: before I forget about it.) Those are the 2 HMs that are used most often, right? :?:

So here's a list of which pokemon can learn FLY AND SURF :
Dragonite {dragonite}
Pellipper {pelipper}
Mew {mew}
Smeargle {smeargle}

I'm not familiar with Diamond/Pearl so can't add any pokemon from that generation. Feel free to add to my list with DP pokemon or any pokemon from older generations that I missed.

Hope this helps someone. :D



These HMs are in order of how often I use them.

1. Fly
2. Surf
3. Cut
4. Rock Smash

4 1/2. Headbutt (for older generations)
5. Strength
6. Dive
7. Waterfall
8. Flash


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Very good point about Fly/Surf. I would agree with most of the stuff for that "order" you had.

But it would help if I knew where the Move Deleter was. (Thanks for reminding me of that...)

I don't try to make Pokemon utilities until the point where I end up doing it without thinking about it...

AEPMT :D :) :P :wink: :mrgreen:

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