I'm not sure how particular some of you are with your Pokemon teams, but for a long while now I've had a team planned out to use when Platinum finally arrives. After going through Diamond and Pearl so many times, I figured I'd pass on my usual "catch random Pokemon the first play through" mentality and plan out the team in advance. It shall involve much breeding and trading with Platinum when I first get the game, but should be fun in the long run ^^ So, my line-up: - Torterra (Because I want a starter for Amity Square) - Marowak - Drifblim - Rapidash - Muk - Lapras - PorygonZ - Aerodactyl - Roserade - Gallade Yeah... one way or another, they're all gonna be EV trained before I start into Platinum properly (some hatched on Platinum first, and some traded over for boosted EXP). I just enjoy having large teams to rotate between, and having the Battle Frontier back again makes it that much more worth it XD For the most part, these are all Pokemon I either haven't trained yet this gen (ie. Lapras), or have never trained at all (which is actually the majority of that list). That's generally how I play through the games these days because it's just fun getting to know all the different Pokemon/how gen 4 changed 'em.