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Why Are All Pokemon Tournaments in Doubles!?

#1moneyman82Posted 11/20/2012 9:16:55 AM
Seriously, I don't understand this concept at all. Singles is obviously the standard and more popular way of battling; why must ALL tournaments be in Doubles format? I could understand maybe a few...but there are literally NO Singles tournaments. What if I dislike doubles!?
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#2MrFingers07Posted 11/20/2012 9:18:11 AM
If you dislike doubles? Then tough noodles.

Or adapt.
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#3360pagesPosted 11/20/2012 9:18:43 AM
It's kind of annoying, since my team isn't even built with doubles in mind. Plus I lost twice due to critical hits, I'm not even going to do it again .
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#4ZombieAkanePosted 11/20/2012 9:18:45 AM

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#5TRE Public AccountPosted 11/20/2012 9:37:56 AM
Referring to the official tournaments? They've never given an official reason why they use Doubles. I would guess one of the reasons for going with 4v4 Doubles is 6v6 Singles takes too long to play to be feasible for a tournament.
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#6HozuPosted 11/20/2012 9:40:37 AM
Singles sucks and is much slower. The bring 6 choose 3 setup would make it much more based on choosing before the battle than the actual battle, while a 6v6 would take absolutely forever. Note the time limit in VGC is 25 min per battle.

Doubles is generally faster and there are a lot more viable strategies. Example, I managed to wall a rain team with Heatran once.
#7Gold UrsaringPosted 11/20/2012 9:46:26 AM
It's been doubles since Gen III.
#8YaRlyJoePosted 11/20/2012 9:53:25 AM
They should make the standard triple battles imo
#9wutzgoodPosted 11/20/2012 9:54:27 AM
Because singles removes most of the strategy of the game. All you need is speed and power and a way to stop trick room. Doubles keeps all the overpowered pokes in check since most can't survive 2 attacks if they get double teamed. Plus a lot of support pokes are only useful in doubles/triples.

It's been this way for many years. You just noticed this now.
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#10Teh_TiltyuPosted 11/20/2012 9:56:35 AM
eww doubles/triples

slow and boring imo