Originally Posted by Van
Alright, heres the story.
A few friends and I have NOTHING to do in school, so we decided to play Pokemon(fire red)! Anyway, we're having battles every few gyms with level caps. The current one is lvl 55 and we cant use any pokemon found on Cinnibar or any legendary birds. My first poke' was charmander, but I didnt EV him, so hes pretty crappy. Whats the best team?
odds are, if youre just playing for fun (which is how pokemon was meant to be played, imo :P) then so will your friends. i dont think having a crappily EVd charmander/meleon/izard will make much of a difference, unless you really want to.
if you really want to WOW your friends, go catch a dratini in the safari zone and beat them all with a dragonite :D. also, other effective members you might like are:
Machamp (iffy, but he could work. better in 4th though because of "no guard"+dynamicpunch :D)
Gyarados/Lapras (deadly and bulky, respectively. id say gyara is far superior in 4th gen than 3rd, but its still a very valid choice)
Snorlax (MYURRRRGH ITS BIG AND HUNGRY WHATS NOT TO LIKE)
Gengar (quick and annoying)
Alakazam (deadly fast and strong)
or Kabutops (technically it wasnt found ON cinnibar, it was REVIVED there. you GOT it in mt. moon as a fossil :P)
EVing pokemon can take some time if you do it right, especially a whole team.
otherwise, just go have fun and beat them all down hard!