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I feel like I'm the only 20+yo pokemon player that only uses Pokemon he likes

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User Info: RingsOfUranus

RingsOfUranus
3 years ago#21
BrayWyatt posted...
I use pokemon I like in game, I use pokemon that are good competitively.

But I have grown to like a lot of pokemon through battling competitively.



This pretty much.

My favorites are Gengar, Umbreon, Raichu, Alakazam, among a few others. Mostly Genwunners. Only a few of my favorites are useful competetively, so for in game, I use what I like, out of game, I have teams set up based on strategies.
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User Info: sonicfanaticjtb

sonicfanaticjtb
3 years ago#22
I use pokémon that I like. I just make sure to use 'em in the appropriate tiers.

'Cause I dun want to see 'mons that I like that have no business going up against beasts like Latios get killed by 'em!

I also happen to like a bunch of pokémon, so I don't have to worry being stuck.
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CM_Ponch
3 years ago#23
I know that feel TC
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User Info: MidniteZorua

MidniteZorua
3 years ago#24
sonicfanaticjtb posted...
I use pokémon that I like. I just make sure to use 'em in the appropriate tiers.

'Cause I dun want to see 'mons that I like that have no business going up against beasts like Latios get killed by 'em!

I also happen to like a bunch of pokémon, so I don't have to worry being stuck.


Pretty much this. Since Zorua is my favorite Poke, I tend to play a lot of Little Cup to use the little fox.
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User Info: gpstylez

gpstylez
3 years ago#25
It's your game file. Use whatever you want and just ignore those miserable people.
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User Info: SlimeStack

SlimeStack
3 years ago#26
I don't get why people are under the assumption that tiers control what Pokémon you use. They don't. The system is just in place to stop a Ho-oh incinerating your favourite Dustox.
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User Info: DarkDragon386

DarkDragon386
3 years ago#27
I only use mons I like, too, even when battling competitively, and usually manage to hold my own - even if I only have one mon in the tier I'm forced to battle in.

You're not forced to battle in anything.

I hate how tiers are done. I just wish everyone would use mons they liked instead of the most powerful ones they have.

Again, no one is stopping you from using your favorites in NU. Some could even work in OU with the right team support (I use Ludicolo on a rainless team pretty well)

When I was battling as a kid, the only rules I'd have would be like "no legendaries" or just one or whatever because they were too powerful to have a full team of.

Not everybody likes going by one guys ruleset. Besides, half the legendaries aren't all that great.

But then people had to go and decide on tiers of power. I don't like that. Now that they're ranked, the only people that are fun to play with are the ones who don't know what's in what tier or what the tiers are, and are willing to submit to the "no legendaries" rule.

Tiers are based on usage, not power. But stuff that is good tends to be used more. You can use Dustox in an OU battle, just don't be crying when it gets stomped by Gyarados. Or you can use Dusox in NU where it has a better chance of success.

Smogon aims to create an enjoyable metagame for everyone. If you don't like it cause your favorite is in NU, then that's not anyone else's fault except your own.
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User Info: LightningAce11

LightningAce11
3 years ago#28
ITT: tc is butthurt that his favourite pokemon are not OU.
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User Info: Byuusetsu

Byuusetsu
3 years ago#29
In my playthroughs of Soul Silver, Black, and Black 2 I made sure to only use Pokemon that I liked. Obviously you aren't going to be able to use some Pokemon competitively but when playing through the game it's more fun with Pokemon you like. It also helps to name them.

My favorite pokemon is Scizor though so I don't have any issues with competitve playing.
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User Info: kaliskonig

kaliskonig
3 years ago#30
nope I use pokemon i like. I use pokemon solely from the 1st 3 gens because i dont like the last two much minus a select few and evolutions that came in those generations. I always used Gengar and Starmie. Electivire is my favorite pokemon ever sense he was revealed. Always loved Blaziken. I liked Ambipoms design. Tyranitar was my fav pokemon until Electivire came out. I use Umbreon and Espeon because I grew attached during the colleseum games. Blastoise and torterra because squirtle and turtwig are my fav starters.

Torterra, Swellow, Snorlax, leafeon, and heracross get honorable mentions as well.

this was all before I even heard of that site that tells you good builds. I made a six pkmn team and 3 alts for LG, Emerald, SS, and Plat. I onpy use about 40 pkmn just so happens the ones I like most are top tier. I remember pre-black people would try to convince me to switch Blaziken for another pokemon but I didnt give a damn. now that he has gotten a buff everyone uses him.
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