Pokemon is all about the bonds you build with your pokemon. You get the crits you need, when you need them, when you have emotional attachment to your pokemon. If you want tl build bonds you do so by spending long hours breeding. When you finally get the pokemon after hours and hours of sacrifice you really feel that connection with your pokemon, and they reward you when you need it. I've almost lost 3 battles in my career, but the bonds I share with my pokemon carried me.through. Battling also builds bonds so it's important to find forums full of fanatics to challenge. Pokemon is all about the bonds you share. I love my pokemon, and my pokemon love me.