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As I’m writing and submitting this blog post, Pokémon Go is publishing Sinnoh Pokémon on the streets. I really like different productions for one reason or the other but Generation 4 appears to have a unique place in my heart as that was once I got back into Pokémon after a very long hiatus. In particular, Pokémon Platinum rankings as one of my favorite Pokémon games since they took Diamond and Pearl and improved everything about those games creating a stellar classic.

But we are here to determine which ones are the best to get a Monotype (or solitary Type) Run which is a run where you simply catch and train one type of Pokémon. And unfortunately, the Sinnoh games have been hit or miss. Although more Pokémon are introduced, Diamond and Pearl just have 150 Pokémon accessible so that you get some fairly average runs. Platinum thankfully adds 60 more Pokémon to Sinnoh which makes a lot of types achievable or splendid.

I have written previous posts on Monotype Run so check those out. But for those who are unfamiliar are some rules.

  1. Only Pokémon of a particular type could be captured and trained.
  2. You must catch the first Pokémon available of this type if your newcomer doesn’t fit that type (you’ll then need to disregard that beginner ).
  3. You will train a Pokémon that evolves to stated type as long as you get it done ASAP.
  4. No trading allowed
  5. Just Pokémon caught before Elite Four are all counted.

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Without further ado, let us have a look! A list of complete team combinations are found below too.

The Very Best Types

Starting with the best tier I would say that the Water, Poison, Normal, Psychic, Steel, and Struggling forms are types that you ought to go for because of their commonality, premature availability and kind coverage. This is the very first time in the show in which Poison can defend itself from Psychic attacks thanks to Drapion and Stuntank and if you’ve Roserade, Toxicroak, Crobat, along with Tentacruel backing you up you’re in for a fantastic time. Struggling types meanwhile have a close consistent occurrence-rate since you’ve got Chimchar as your starter and then afterwards you have Medicham, Toxicroak, and, needless to say, Lucario. Water is amazing as standard but this conduct is unique since you have Empoleon who’s incredibly infrequent and astonishing. Empoleon’s presence also makes the Sinnoh matches a hidden gem for a metal team, certainly don’t miss it .

Meanwhile, the Platinum enriches these kinds farther and make Ground along with Flying kinds amusing…thanks tooooo Gliscor! Gliscor’s astonishing type combo improves both of these kinds and come-on, it is Gliscor, they are the ideal. You also can train a Mamoswine for Ground and also a Togekiss and Yanmega for Flying.

The Worst Forms

Like regular, Dragon and Ice are types I strongly urge against. Even with Platinum these types suffer as a result of late game availability (particularly Ice), limited selections, and inadequate coverage. Additionally, if you are playing Diamond or Pearl, then Fire along with Electric are fairly abysmal. It’s true that you can capture both kinds early on however there are hardly any of these. Platinum increases their diversity and makes them doable but it will certainly not be a stroll at the park. Dark forms are also rather dismal if your enjoying Pearl or Platinum as they’re accessible mid-game in the best and there is a lackluster motto. Thankfully, at Diamond, you can grab a Murkrow at Eterna Forest following the first gym.


If you already skipped forward and looked through the listing, you might have noticed Spiritomb is lacking from the Dark and Publish type lists. That’s because he is one of the toughest non-legendary Pokémon to catch. You will need to acquire the Old Keystone, that is not too hard, however, you also have to speak to 32 people in the underground. They have to be real people also and not NPCs! Luckily, you’ll only need one other individual with Diamond/Pearl/Platinum to perform it. However, because you will need an additional copy of the match so as to get Spiritomb this technically disqualifies Spiritomb based on our principles. Nevertheless, Dark kind still has neutral coverage thanks to Drapion.

Team Combinations


Ideal Team: Vepiquen, Wormadam (Steel and Ground type ), Heracross, Dustox, Mothim/Yanmega (Platinum)/Scyther (Platinum)

First Pokémon: Kricketot via Route 202 before the first gym

Covers Weaknesses? No, Fire not neutralized


Ideal Team: Drapion, Weavile

First Pokémon: Murkrow could be captured at Eterna Forest following the first gym in Diamond. In Pearl, you can catch a Skorupi from the Great Marsh nicely following the third fitness center. In PlatinumCard, you can get an Eevee at Hearthome City just before the next gym.

Covers Weaknesses? Yes


Ideal Team: Garchomp, Dialga (Diamond)/ / Palkia (Pearl)/Giratina (Platinum), Altaria (Platinum)

First Pokémon: Gible in Wayward Cave. In Diamond and Pearl you need strength that is following the 6th gym. In Platinum, strength isn’t required and you may catch one following the second health.

Covers Weaknesses? Only in Diamond thanks to Dialga but in the other two variations, Pearl comes with a Dragon Platinum and weakness has both a Dragon and Ice weakness


Ideal Team: Luxray, Raichu, Jolteon (Platinum), Rotom (Platinum), Magnezone (Platinum), Electabuzz (Platinum Card )

First Pokémon: Shinx in Route 202 prior to the first fitness center

Covers Weaknesses? Just in PlatinumCard, in Diamond and Pearl that the Ground type is not neutralized.

Fairy (technically doesn’t exist yet but if it did…)

Ideal Team: Mr. Mime, Clefable, Azumarill, Gardevoir (Platinum), Togekiss (Platinum Card )

First Pokémon: Cleffa/Clefairy in Mt Coronet following the next gym

Covers Weaknesses? No, Steel or Poison not coated


Ideal Team: Infernape, Heracross, Toxicroak, Medicham, Lucario, Gallade (Platinum)

Optional Pokémon: Machoke

Covers Weaknesses? Yes


Ideal Team: Infernape, Rapidash, Flareon (Platinum), Houndoom (Platinum), Magmar (Platinum Card )

First Pokémon: Chimchar via starter

Covers Weaknesses? No, Ground and Water not neutralized


Optional Pokémon: Staraptor/Noctowl/Chatot/Togekiss (Platinum), Pelipper/Mantine

First Pokémon: Starly via Route 201

Covers Weaknesses? Just in Platinum, in Diamond and Pearl that the Electric and Rock forms are not neutralized.


Optional Pokémon: Giratina (Platinum Card )

First Pokémon: Drifloon on Fridays at the Valley Windworks ahead of the next gym

Covers Weaknesses? No, Ghost and Dark moves are not neutralized


Optional Pokemon: Carnivine

First Pokémon: Turtwig via starter

Covers Weaknesses? Fire and Flying not coated


Ideal Team: Torterra, Hippowdon, Garchomp, Gastrodon/Quagsire/Whiscash, Gliscor (Platinum)/ / Steelix, Mammoswine (Platinum)

First Pokémon: Turtwig via starter

Covers Weaknesses? Yes


Ideal Team: Abomasnow, Weavile, Glaceon (Platinum), Mammoswine (Platinum), Froslass (Platinum), Glalie (Platinum Card )

First Pokémon: Snover/Sneasel in Diamond and Pearl on Route 216 following the sixth gym or Eevee at Hearthome City in Platinum before the third gym.

Covers Weaknesses? No, all versions weak to Fire and Steel. Diamond/Pearl also feeble to Stone and Fighting


First Pokémon: Starly along with Bidoof in Route 201

Covers Weaknesses? Yes


Ideal Team: Roserade, Crobat, Drapion, Toxicroak, Tentacruel, Dustox

First Pokémon: Zubat via Route 203 and 204 and Budew through Route 204 both of which can be caught before the initial gym

Covers Weaknesses? Yes


Optional Pokémon: Chimecho

First Pokémon: Abra via Route 203 prior to the first fitness center

Covers Weaknesses? Yes


Ideal Team: Graveler, Onix, Rampardos (Diamond and Platinum)/Bastiodon (Pearl and Platinum), Probopass (Platinum), Sudowoodo, Rhydon (Platinum Card )

First Pokémon: Geodude either Oreburgh Gate or Ravaged Path before the first gym

Covers Weaknesses? In most variations Water, Ground and Fighting moves are not neutralized. In Diamond, the Rock type is additionally weak to Grass and metal moves.

Notes: Please note that you could just get Rampardos OR Bastiodon in PlatinumCard! It is dependent upon your Trainer ID number. If the last digit is you get a Bastiodon and when it’s strange you receive a Rampardos.


Ideal Team: Empoleon, Bastiodon (Pearl and Platinum [want an ID that ends with an even number])/Probopass (Platinum), Bronzong, Lucario, Steelix, Magnezone (Platinum)

First Pokémon: Piplup via newcomer

Covers Weaknesses? Yes, as long as you receive a Bronzong with got the Levitate Ability.


Ideal Team: Empoleon, Quagsire/Whiscash/Gastrodon, Gyarados/Mantine, Tentacruel, Octillery, Vaporeon (Platinum)

First Pokémon: Piplup via Starter