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As I’m writing and submitting this blog post, Pokémon Go is releasing Sinnoh Pokémon onto the roads. I really like different productions for a reason or another but Generation 4 seems to have a particular spot in my heart because was when I got back to Pokémon following a very long hiatus. Specifically, Pokémon Platinum rankings as one of my favourite Pokémon games as they took Diamond and Pearl and improved everything about those games which makes a top notch classic.

But we are here to ascertain which types are the very best for a Monotype (or Single Type) Run which is a run where you simply catch and train one type of Pokémon. And alas, the Sinnoh matches are hit or miss. Although more Pokémon have been released, Diamond and Pearl only have 150 Pokémon available so that you get some pretty average runs. Platinum happily adds 60 greater Pokémon into Sinnoh that produces a good deal of types doable or splendid.

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

  1. Only Pokémon of a specific type might be captured and educated.
  2. You have to grab the very first Pokémon available of this type if your newcomer doesn’t match that kind (you will then have to disregard that beginner ).
  3. You can instruct a Pokémon that evolves to stated type provided that you get it done ASAP.
  4. No trading enabled
  5. Only Pokémon captured before Elite Four are all counted.

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Without further ado, let us have a look! A list of full team combinations are seen below as well.

The Best Types

Beginning with the top tier I would state that the Water, Poison, Regular , Beloved, Steel, along with Struggling forms are types you should go for because of their commonality, premature availability and kind coverage. This is the first time in the show where Poison can defend itself against Psychic attacks thanks to Drapion and Stuntank and when you have Roserade, Toxicroak, Crobat, along with Tentacruel backing you up you’re in for a good moment. Struggling types meanwhile have a close consistent occurrence-rate since you have Chimchar as your starter and then later you have Medicham, Toxicroak, and, clearly, Lucario. Water is splendid as standard but this conduct is unique as you have Empoleon who is incredibly rare and astonishing. Empoleon’s presence also makes the Sinnoh matches a hidden jewel for a metal team, definitely do not miss it .

Meanwhile, the Platinum enriches these types further and make Ground along with Flying kinds entertaining…thanks tooooo Gliscor! Gliscor’s amazing type combo improves both of these forms and come-on, it’s Gliscor, they are the ideal. You Can Also train a Mamoswine for Earth and a Togekiss and Yanmega for Flying.

The Wrong Forms

Like routine, Dragon along with Ice are types I strongly advocate against. In spite of Platinum these kinds suffer due to late game availability (particularly Ice), limited selections, and inadequate coverage. In addition, if you’re playing Diamond or Pearl, Fire and Electric are pretty abysmal. It’s true that you can capture both kinds early on but there are hardly any of them. Platinum increases their diversity and leaves them doable but it is going to certainly not be a stroll at the park. Dark types can also be rather dismal if your playing Pearl or Platinum since they’re accessible mid-game in the best and there’s a lackluster diversity. Fortunately, in Diamond, you can grab a Murkrow at Eterna Forest after the first gym.


If you already skipped forward and hunted through the record, you might have noticed Spiritomb is lacking from the Dark and Publish type lists. That’s because he’s among the toughest non-legendary Pokémon to catch. You will need to get that the Old Keystone, that itself is not overly difficult, however, you also need to talk to 32 people in the underground. They have to be actual people too and not NPCs! Fortunately, you’ll only need one other individual with Diamond/Pearl/Platinum to do it. But since you want an extra copy of the game so as to get Spiritomb this technically disqualifies Spiritomb based on our principles. Nevertheless, Dark kind still has neutral policy because of Drapion.

Team Combinations


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

Optional Pokémon: Kricketune, Beautifly

First Pokémon: Kricketot via Route 202 prior to the first fitness center

Covers Weaknesses?


Ideal Team: Drapion, Weavile

Optional Pokémon: Absol (Platinum), Honchkrow (Diamond), Stuntank (Diamond), Houndoom (Platinum), Umbreon (Platinum)

First Pokémon: Murkrow can be caught in Eterna Forest following the first gym in Diamond. In Pearl, you can catch a Skorupi in the Great Marsh nicely following the third fitness center. In Platinum, 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 Card )

First Pokémon: Gible in Wayward Cave. In Diamond and Pearl you will need strength which is after the 6th gym. In Platinum, strength isn’t mandatory and you are able to grab one following the second gym.

Covers Weaknesses? Only in Diamond because of Dialga but in the other two versions, Pearl has a Dragon weakness and Platinum has both a Dragon and Ice weakness


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

Optional Pokémon: Pachirisu

First Pokémon: Shinx in Route 202 ahead of the first gym

Covers Weaknesses? Just in Platinum, in Diamond and Pearl that the Ground kind Isn’t neutralized.

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

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

Covers Weaknesses? No, Steel or Poison not coated


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

Covers Weaknesses? Yes


First Pokémon: Chimchar via newcomer

Covers Weaknesses? No, Ground and Water not neutralized


Ideal Team: Gyarados, Vespiquen/Yanmega (Platinum), Drifblim, Honchkrow (Diamond), Gliscor (Platinum), Tropius (Platinum Card )

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

First Pokémon: Starly through Route 201

Covers Weaknesses? Only in PlatinumCard, in Diamond and Pearl that the Electric and Rock forms Aren’t neutralized.


Optional Pokémon: Giratina (Platinum)

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

Covers Weaknesses? No, Ghost and Dark moves Aren’t neutralized


First Pokémon: Turtwig via newcomer

Covers Weaknesses? No, Fire and Flying not covered


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

Optional Pokémon: Graveler, Onix, Wormadam

First Pokémon: Turtwig via newcomer

Covers Weaknesses? Yes


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

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

Covers Weaknesses? No, all models weak to Fire and Steel. Diamond/Pearl additionally weak to Stone and Fighting


First Pokémon: Starly along with Bidoof in Route 201

Covers Weaknesses? Yes


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

Optional Pokémon: Haunter, Stuntank (Diamond)

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

Covers Weaknesses? Yes


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

Covers Weaknesses? Yes


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

Covers Weaknesses? No, in most versions Earth, Water and Fighting moves are not neutralized. In Diamond, the Rock kind is also weak to Grass and metal moves.

Notes: Please note that you may only purchase Rampardos OR Bastiodon in Platinum! It is dependent upon your Trainer ID number. If the final 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 Card )

First Pokémon: Piplup via starter

Covers Weaknesses? Yes, provided you get a Bronzong with the Levitate Ability.


First Pokémon: Piplup through Starter