Alright, so here we are several months before the release of gen 7.5, and during a time where we've had almost no news about it other than that it exists and that it's closer to Black and White 2 than an ORAS remake. I am too drowsy to think of many other things to post because of a toothache from wisdom teeth coming in and ow ow ow.
Since gen 7 introduces Ride Pokemon, I don't think there's a team that will lock out progression. However, since I'm starting this thread after already doing the first send off, I've already got a team with a few Pokemon that I can't control. That will probably be one of the recurring problems of the run at least earlier on. I've also unsure of when to do the swaps, since although doing the swaps after each of the swaps feels right, that means there's only like 6 swaps instead of the usual 8.
I'll think of stuff. Anyway! Here's the first team after a trip through Wonder Trade:
Level 20 with Magical Leaf, Growth, Wrap, and Sweet Kiss. And Triage.
Comfey is a Pokemon that I feel is trying to be Klefki. With that said, since she's level 20, I will probably not be able to use her. Shame, cuz I need a method to deal with Mankey and Makuhita.
Ponchiot, the Lillipup
Level 15 with Odor Sleuth, Bite, Baby-Doll Eyes, and Helping Hand. And Vital Spirit.
Kind of a shame that he's already 15, since I think that's the point where traded Pokemon start disobeying orders due to lack of badges. Sad for me.
Level 10 with Tackle, Harden, Rock Throw, and Sharpen. And Clear Body.
Huh, a second support pokemon. Carbink is really cool in the TCG, but aside from setting up screens and rocks, I have no idea what carbink does in the games. Maybe He'll learn power gem before we get to Hala?
Level 12 with Odor Sleuth, Bite, Baby-Doll Eyes, and Helping Hand. And Vital Spirit.
Yup, got 2 Lillipup before the Fighting type leader. That'll be... urgh. Look, Stoutland is actually a great Pokemon with lots of stuff going on with it. But I'm not going to get into Stoutland, or even Herdier. So getting two normal types before Hala feels pretty bad.
Level 1 with Scratch and Defense Curl. And Snow Cloak.
People are actually trying to breed Alolan Sandshrew? For what? Slush rush is cool and all, but aside from Veil, Alolan Sandslash doesn't bring anything that other Pokemon can't do better. Beartic is so much better as a physical sweeper.
Level 15 with Tackle, String Shot, and Bug Bite. And Shield Dust.
I didn't see that Caterpie was 15 before going to post this, so that's very sad. Here's hoping Butterfree gets something at 17. I do love me some Butterfree, though.
Alright, that's the team. I will likely do the wonder trade after Hala, since Hala is available pretty much right after the Trial. Wonder how that's gonna go with Pokemon constantly trying disobeying me. Be safe, persons.