6 Pokémon You Should Have in Your Party
Obviously with the amount of Pokémon there are, about 649 currently, you have a lot to choose from to have in your top 6. Not that I'm the best Pokémon expert there is, but I have played every Generation game (not the side console games). From my experiences, out of these 6 Pokémon, you stand a better chance if you have at least one of them in your party, but you don't need all of them to have a great team. I am also excluding legendary and pseudo-legendary Pokémon because I don't think they should be necessary to have a strong line-up.
Ampharos is a strictly electric type pokémon originally from Generation II.
Sp. Atk: 115
Sp. Def: 90
Ampharos is a very well-rounded pokémon. It has a good attack, good defense, and an excellent special attack. Ampharos is also only weak to one type which is ground. Ampharos can obviously learn electric moves, but it can also learn good grass, bug, psychic, rock, and even ghost type moves just from leveling up. Ampharos also has the ablitity Static, which means if a foe uses a contact move, they have a chance to become paralyzed. It also has the ability Plus, which when entering a double-battle, if a foe has a Minus, the attack does more damage. Because it is an electric type, its good against water and flying type pokemon.
Lapras is a water/ice type originally from pokémon Generation I.
Sp. Atk: 85
Sp. Def: 95
Lapras is not the strongest pokémon, but it has a lot of health which balances it out. It also has a decent attack and defense. Although it is weak to four types, rock, fighting, grass, and electric, it's abilities more than make up for it. Lapras can have Water Absorb, which means when hit with a water attack it will gain HP, Shell Armor, which makes a critical hit on the pokémon impossible, and Hydration, which cures any status ailment when its raining. Because Lapras is a water and ice type, its good against fire, ground, rock, dragon, flying, and grass. Plus, ice type moves are the only other attack useful against dragon type pokémon aside from dragon attacks.
Bronzong is a steel/physic type pokémon originally from Generation IV.
Sp. Atk: 79
Sp. Def: 116
It may be slow, it has a decently high attack stat, plus it has high defense. This pokémon is one of the most irritating to fight as well because it only has two weaknesses: fire and ground. These weaknesses can also be avoided if it has Levitate, which makes it immune to ground attacks, or Heatproof, which makes it immune to fire attacks. Along with it being weak to only two types, it is only damaged normally by six types which is also low. Bronzong may also have the ability Heavy Metal which makes lighter moves more effective and heavier moves less effective. Because it is steel and psychic it has moves which are affective against rock, ice, fighting, and poison types.
Arcanine is a strictly fire type pokémon originally from Generation I. Arcanine is classified as a “Legendary Pokémon” in is species, but it is not a legendary pokémon.
Sp. Atk: 100
Sp. Def.: 80
Arcanine is an all-around strong pokémon. It has a strong attack, strong defense, and it's fast. It's only weak to ground, rock, and water plus resistant to five other types. Arcanine can learn some dragon type moves like Dragon Breath and Dragon Pulse. It can also learn Hyper Beam, one of the most powerful attacks in the pokémon games and also other super powerful attacks like Overheat and Giga Impact. Arcanine also has the abilities Intimidate, which cuts the foes attacks, Flash Fire, which makes it immune to fire type attacks, and Justified, which raises the users attack when hit by a Dark type move. Because Arcanine is a fire type, it is good against grass, bug, and ice type pokemon.
Slaking is a strictly normal type pokémon originally from Generation III.
Sp. Atk: 95
Sp. Def: 65
Slaking is another all-around strong pokémon. It's regular defense and attack double that of some pokémon, plus it has speed. Slaking is only weak to one type which is fighting and immune to ghost type attacks. Slaking has the ability Truant, which means the user moves every other turn. This makes moves that take two turns to work unusable and if a foe uses a move to change this ability, it won't work. This also means the pokémon will always be able to attack when it wakes up from sleep. Because it is a normal type, it does not directly weaken any other types, however, it is only resister by rock and steel types.
Donphan is a strictly ground type pokémon originally from Generation II.
Sp. Atk: 60
Sp. Def: 60
Donphan has a very high attack and a very high defense which most pokémon have one or the other. Donphan is weak to water, ice, and grass but resistant to poison and rock, and immune to electric types. Donphan can learn two of the three fang moves, Fire Fang and Thunder Fang by leveling up. It has the ability Sturdy, which prevents one-hit K.O.'s. If the foes moves would have regularly caused the pokémon to faint in one hit, it retains 1 HP. It also has the ability Sand Veil which increases its evasion when there is a Sandstorm. Because it is a ground type, Donphan is good against electric, fire, poison, rock, and steel type pokemon.