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Things that surprised you when you learned about the competitive environment

#11EchoPhoenixPosted 5/26/2013 7:39:02 PM
How useful Focus Punch, Pinch Berries, and Intimidate could be. (started with Advance)
#12MDS2005Posted 5/26/2013 7:45:43 PM
Me: "People switch out their Pokemon, despite them not fainting? But that wastes a turn and both the new and previous pokemon will have some HP gone by the time this next turn's over. D:"
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#13Faust_8(Topic Creator)Posted 5/26/2013 7:48:38 PM
MDS2005 posted...
Me: "People switch out their Pokemon, despite them not fainting? But that wastes a turn and both the new and previous pokemon will have some HP gone by the time this next turn's over. D:"


Yeah, me too definitely. Back then when my friends and I battled, there was no switching.

Except sometimes switching into an immunity like switching to Ground when there was an Electric coming. However, we actually thought this was "cheap."
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#14Twilight_SonataPosted 5/26/2013 7:55:20 PM
People actually use Bug types? Why?
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#15RTC3Posted 5/26/2013 7:55:48 PM
scrubs like to whine about the prevalence of the best pokemon in OU
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#16crunchy612Posted 5/26/2013 7:58:44 PM
Brute force isn't the only way to win. *looks at Ferrothorn*
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#17sonicfanaticjtbPosted 5/26/2013 8:09:27 PM
I don't think anything really surprised me, other than the fact that it existed, perhaps.
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#18DarkDragon386Posted 5/26/2013 8:09:56 PM
Why waste a turn using swords dance. What a noob.

Substitute? Thanks for wasting your health allowing me a free turn.
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#19Thepenguinking2Posted 5/26/2013 8:11:50 PM
Stealth rocks.
Just...
Stealth rocks.
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