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A few weeks ago I wrote a guide about strategies against frontier brains in order to get GOLD symbols, now I want to complement it by adding the recomended pokemon in order to win the SILVER symbol.

I wont be posting entire teams, since nobody wants to raise a new one for each facility. Just one or two pokemon that could help you against the frontier brain.

Again, the frontier brain´s pokemon and movesets are courtesy of psypoke.

Battle tower

Silver symbol:

{alakazam} @Brightpowder
-Fire punch
-Ice punch
-Thunder punch
-Disable

{entei} @Lum berry
-Return
-Fire blast
-Calm mind
-Roar

{snorlax} @Quick claw
-Body slam
-Shadow ball
-Belly drum
-Yawn

This one is pretty easy, you should win if you use This:

{aerodactyl} @ Chesto berry/Lum berry
-Double edge
-Rock slide
-Aerial ace
-Earthquake

Alakazam dies after double edge ( use the rock head trait); rock slide 2HKO entei; and snorlax get 2HKO by double edge as well. Chesto is just to wake up from snorlax posible yawn, but lum may be better.

Alternative you could use a {dugtrio} with choice band and earthquake; as long as you can outrun Alakazam the other pokemon should be easily defeated.


Gold symbol

Salon maiden anabel

{raikou} @Lum berry
-Thunderbolt
-Calm mind
-Reflect
-Rest

{snorlax} @ Chesto berry
-Return
-Shadow ball
-Curse
-Rest

{latios} @ Brightpowder
-Dragon Claw
-Psychic
-Calm mind
-Recover

69 battles are way to much to aford losing against her, In my modest opinion, a pokemon that should be in your team against her is {steelix} , because none of Anabel´s pokemon can do normal damage on it. Raikou is death after an earthquake, if you use screech you will be able to sweep snorlax easily; and if your other pokemon havent fainted, exploding should 0HKO Latios.

Battle Dome

Silver symbol

{swampert} @ Focus band
-Surf
-Ice beam
-Erthquake
-Counter

{salamence} @ Lum berry
-Dragon claw
-Brick break
-Aerial ace
-Earthquake

{charizard} @ White herb
-Overheat
-Rock slide
-Aerial ace
-Earthquake

Obviusly, you don´t know wich two pokemon is he going to use, so be prepared with something like this:

{gengar} @ Bright powder
-Giga drain (dead swampert)
-Ice punch (dead salamence)
-Thunderbolt
-Psychic or destiny bond

Thunderbolt may take care of charizard, but if it doesn´t, overheat will probably KO you, thats why destiny bond may be better.

Gold symbol

{swampert} @ Leftovres
-Surf
-Ice beam
-Earthquake
-Mirrior coat

{latias} @ Chesto berry
-Thunderbolt
-Psychic
-Calm mind
-Rest

{metagross} @ Quick claw
-Psychic
-Meteor mash
-Earthquake
-Protect

I can´t go wrong with this, the best pokemon to use here is {shedinja} , it makes you untouchable.


Battle Arena

Silver symbol

{heracross} @Salac berry
-Megahorn
-Rock tomb
-Endure
-Reversal

{umbreon} @ Leftovers
-Body slam
-Psychic
-Confuse ray
-Faint attack

{shedinja} @ Brightpowder
-Shadow ball
-Return
-Aerial ace
-Confuse ray

I tried this personally with and it worked out great:

{salamence} @Lum berry
-Dragon dance
-Aerial ace
-Brick break
-Earthquake

Pretty much standard salamence, start with dragon dance, then AA should kill heracross. Brick break 2HKO umbreon, and the lum shuold get rid of confusion. Aerial ace owns shedinja.

Gold symbol

Arena tycoon greta

{umbreon} @ Chesto berry
-Doubl edge
-Psychic
-Confuse ray
-Rest

{gengar} @ Leftovers
-Destiny bond
-Psychic
-Hypnosis
-Dream eater

{breloom} @ Lum berry
-Spore
-Focus punch
-Headbutt
-Giga drain

It took me a long time to think in a good pkmn to use here but I finaly came up with this

{absol} Chesto berry
-Taunt
-Slash
-Shadow ball
-Aerial ace

Taunting umbreon screws greta´s strategy due to umbreons low attack stats. The same thing happens with gengar since it only offensive moves doesn´t afect absol.
You should go this way: First taunt umbreon, then slash him the other two turns.

Gengar is faster than absol so he will probably hypnotise you, but the chesto berry will take care of that, taunt also messes up with gengar; then you can shadow ball him to death.

Then breloom wont be a problem, with some EV´s in speed you can easily overun breloom and aerial ace him wich will probably KO him.

You could also use:

{tyranitar} @ Lum berry
-Substitute
-Focus punch
-Crunch
-Aerial ace

With a subsitue out there umbreon can only scratch you before it gets KOed by focus punch; gengar can´t touch you, and aerial ace will kill breelom.

Battle pike

Silver symbol

{seviper} @ Quick claw
-Crunch
-Poison fang
-Swagger
-Giga drain

{milotic} @ Leftovers
-Surf
-Ice beam
-Recover
-Mirrior coat

{shuckle} @ Chesto berry
-Toxic
-Sandstorm
-Protect
-Rest

A {starmie} with surf and psychic should take care of shuckle and seviper. Thunderbolt could be used against Mliotic, but this is a danger since it can surprise you with mirrior coat.

If you use blissey as a cleric ( you should ) milotic wont be a problem.

Alternative you could use {metagross} with earthquake (goodbye seviper) and meteor mash (2HKO shuckle).


Gold symbol

Pike queen Lucy

{seviper} @ Focus band
-Crunch
-Sludge bomb
-Swagger
-Giga drain

{gyarados} @ Chesto berry
-Dragon dance
-Return
-Rest
-Roar

{steelix} @ Brightpowder
-Rock slide
-Earthquake
-Explosion
-Screech

In my opinion the easiest one to defeat, a fast special sweeper with a big movepool should work fine. Here are a few examples:

starmie: Psychic, thunderbolt and surf cover all her pkmn or

gengar: Psychic, thunderbolt and fire punch or

alakazam: Psychic, thunderpunch and firepunch


Battle pyramid

Silver symbol

{regirock} @ Quick claw
-Ancient power
-Super power
-Earthquake
-Explosion

{regice} @ Leftovers
-Ice beam
-Thunder
-Amnesia
-Rest

{registeel} @ Chesto berry
-Earthquake
-Metal claw
-Iron defence
-Toxic

For those who insist about using starters:

{swampert} @ Leftovers/Chesto berry
-Surf
-Curse
-Earthquake
-Mirrior coat/Rest

With EV´s into defence and special defence you are pretty likely to win this matc, surf will 3HKO regirock, you can earthquake or mirrior coat regice and with a few curses on it, earthquake will KO registeel (unless it uses iron defence).

For those who like creative stuff:

{skarmory} @ leftovers
EV´s = max defence and Hp
-Double team
-Spikes
-Whirwind
-Rest/ Drill peck

Skarmony can wall regirock and registeel easily, use max double team against the rock golem and then spike/whirlind; thunder has low accuracy and after you use 6 double teams, it wont hit you. For the last pokemon (when you can´t use whirlwind). Switch onto another pokemon to beat it.

Gold symbol

{articuno} @ Scope lens
-Blizzard
-Water pulse
-Aerila ace
-Reflect

{zapdos} @ Bright powder
-Thunder
-Drill peck
-Light screen
-Reflect

{moltres} @ Lum berry
-Fire blast
-Hyper beam
-Aerial ace
-Safeguard

As you can see, brandom has a very unbalanced tem, {aerodactyl} with Choice band and rock slide/ancient power is your best choice here. Pokemon with good special defence like {blissey} are good too; a {snorlax} with rock slide work wonders too.

Remember that you can use items against it, so tanks work specially well since you can use hyper potions


Battle palace

Silver symbol

{crobat} @ Brightpowder
-Confuse ray
-Toxic
-Double team
-Fly

{slaking} @ Scope lens
-Brick break
-Earthquake
-Shadow ball
-Swagger

{lapras} @ Quick claw
-Horn drill
-Ice beam
-Protect
-Confuse ray

Pretty hard to find a pokemon to couter this, maybe a hasty {metagross} with choice band and meteor mash.

A Skarmory walls slaking and crobat, and it can P-haze away double teams, you may want to use double team, toxic, whirwind and drill peck on skarmony, that way you will never be "incapable of using it´s power".

Gold symbol

{arcanine} @ White herb
-Overheat
-Extremespeed
-Protect
-Roar

{slaking} @ Scope lens
-Hyperbeam
-Shadow ball
-Yawn
-Earthquake

{suicune} @ King´s rock
-Surf
-Blizzzard
-Bite
-Calm mind

If you ask me, this is the hardest trainer to defeat in all the frontier for a few reasons:

-Variety: He uses a special wall (suicune) with potential to be a spesial sweeper. A Physical sweeper with enough defence and HP to be a physical wall (slaking) and a mixed sweeper-pseudohazer (arcanine)
-Type coverage: He can land a super efective hit on everything except dark and normal
-Power: Arcanine´s stabed overheat can KO a lot of pkmn, slaking´s hyper beam Kill´s every pokemon without inmunity or resistance to it and after two calm minds, suicune can surf most pkmn away

A Hasty {aerodactyl} with Choice band and rock slide its pretty good, it can take arcanine out the way, and luckly attack three times slaking, with his good defence. Once arcanine is death I recomend {skarmory} or another physical wall for slaking and {blissey} or another special wall for suicune.



If you have other sugestions in order to win against frontier brains please post it.

Luck

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Last edited by garabato on Thu Jan 18, 2007 8:15 pm, edited 1 time in total.



Thu Jan 18, 2007 6:54 pm
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Speak with Tiger. Go to the Game Guides Section.

Again, Speak with Tiger10x. I think we have a bf guide, but I'm not 100% sure. Anyway...

1.) Grammar. A person needs to be able to read this.
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Also, going over you're reccomended pokemon...Tycoon Gretta's Gold symbol can also be obtained thru shedinja. Pyramid's silver symbol, note that they're all weak to FIGHTING!!! Brick Break/ F-punch > Mirror Coat/Rest. For the gold, Blissey doesn't works, as there are 2 drillers and a hyperbeamer.

Battle Palace Reccomendation:
Silver: Electabuzz @Lefties/Shell Bell. Protect, Focus Punch, T-bolt, *Filler*
Gold: Very hard. CMcune has no weakness (Grass and electric attacks after 3 cms are useless), and it's also considered a bulky water. Electabuzz- Protect, T-bolt, Focus Punch, EQ/HP Ground/Rock/Water


Overall, good guide.


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Thanks :D I will PM tigger right now.

I had thinked about shedinja too, but if you hit yourselh due to Umbreon´s confuse ray you are dead. :?

The pyramid.. of course¡¡¡ How could I not noticed it !!!!!. Sword dance/endure/Reversal Heracross wins inmediatly, and it doesn´t even nedd salac berry due to the regis low speed :). Unless regirock outruns you thanks to quick claw, I guess you have to be very unlucky for that. :(

Tiger edit: moved. I guess it's okay as long as the point of it doesn't stray too close to the other Battle Frontier guide. More details are in the PM if you haven't checked that yet.

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Good guide, Garabato. This is so useful and it helped me alot in Frontier.


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This helped lots in emerald

good guide!

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There's no need to bump this. But anyway this is a great guide garabato.

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Good Guide...
But for me the frontier brains was the easy part...
The problem was fight my way until i can fight with them...

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finally a usable forum TYTYTYTYTYTY


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nice spam :? ya... this would help if we had the pokes!!!

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nice spam :? ya... this would help if we had the pokes!!!


I beleive the idea is that you raise them, sort of like how everyone else plays the game. [/sarcasm]

Nice guide, some good ideas here, and it's made me think about raising a Sheddy...

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good guide i'm having sooooo much trouble against the pike madien i will try it out :Di'm gonna raise me a {sedninja} *wink*

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Use an Alakazam, a Blaziken, and a Swampert, and beating Lucy will be easy. :D


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thanks this topic helped a lot.

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For silver symbol at battle dome, I suggest this:

Gardevoir
Calm mind
Psychic
Thunderbolt
Future Sight or any other move

And a milotic or lapras or vaporeon with
Ice Beam
Surf
Any other two moves.

Start with Gardevoir
Thunderbolt if Sala or Char, Psy if Swamp
Milotic and lapras should be able to handle Swampert if Gardevoir fails.


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For the dome i suggest something that can beat cradilly

also what lord said

[quote]For silver symbol at battle dome, I suggest this:

Gardevoir
Calm mind
Psychic
Thunderbolt
Future Sight or any other move

And a milotic or lapras or vaporeon with
Ice Beam
Surf
Any other two moves.

Start with Gardevoir
Thunderbolt if Sala or Char, Psy if Swamp
Milotic and lapras should be able to handle Swampert if Gardevoir fails.[/quote]


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gr8 guide! u should updqate this for platinum


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nice Strategies but try to observe proper Grammar. :lol: :D :lol:

To those knowledgable people who will read this, they will be annoyed of your grammar and leave this thread.

Good strategies though.

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Very nice guide. It helped me a bit in battle pike, but i got stuck with shuckle for some reasons. When i defeated him, Milotic pwned me! xD

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Good guide, this really would help with the frontier brains. Except my problem isn't the brains, it's the hundreds of hazards I have to fight to get to them. :frustrated:


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Brandon is the easiest one because in each of his teams there is a common weakness. Fighting type attacks for the Regis and Rock type attacks for the Kanto birds.


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