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Which rule do you follow for the online battle?

#1keyos27Posted 6/24/2013 2:24:53 PM
Which rule do you usually follow for the battle? - Results (53 votes)
The standard rule by major communities (Smogon, Marriland, Gamefaqs etc)
32.08% (17 votes)
17
The official rule/Random match by Nintendo/Gamefreak
37.74% (20 votes)
20
Specific rules that were created amidst friends or clans that I am involved in
1.89% (1 votes)
1
Other foreign rules, such as Japan, Korea, and other countries
1.89% (1 votes)
1
I hardly play online
26.42% (14 votes)
14
This poll is now closed.
What is your choice?
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#2TherianReturnsPosted 6/24/2013 2:41:26 PM
The official rule/Random match by Nintendo/Gamefreak
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#3MyZombieFianceePosted 6/24/2013 2:44:46 PM
Serious question.

If I want to get into the competitive scene, is Smogon the recommended starting point? Bear in mind that I know almost nothing about competitive play.
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#4pokemonfreak97Posted 6/24/2013 2:49:51 PM
MyZombieFiancee posted...
Serious question.

If I want to get into the competitive scene, is Smogon the recommended starting point? Bear in mind that I know almost nothing about competitive play.


There are two things you can do. If you want to start out with competition and in-battle strategy, use Smogon's Pokemon Showdown! simulator. If you'd prefer to figure out all the numbers and the behind-the-scenes stuff, look at IV breeding, EV training, and Natures; the upside to doing this is that you can compete in actual Game Freak-sponsored competitions with the Pokemon you train in-game, unlike the ones you build on Showdown.

And for the cheaters, there are always sites which can pretend to be the GTS and send you perfect, pre-trained Pokemon, if you want to be in Game Freak's tournaments but don't want to settle for a 13 Defense on your 31 Attack 31 Speed Magic Guard Timid Alakazam.
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#5MyZombieFianceePosted 6/24/2013 2:56:41 PM
pokemonfreak97 posted...
MyZombieFiancee posted...
Serious question.

If I want to get into the competitive scene, is Smogon the recommended starting point? Bear in mind that I know almost nothing about competitive play.


There are two things you can do. If you want to start out with competition and in-battle strategy, use Smogon's Pokemon Showdown! simulator. If you'd prefer to figure out all the numbers and the behind-the-scenes stuff, look at IV breeding, EV training, and Natures; the upside to doing this is that you can compete in actual Game Freak-sponsored competitions with the Pokemon you train in-game, unlike the ones you build on Showdown.

And for the cheaters, there are always sites which can pretend to be the GTS and send you perfect, pre-trained Pokemon, if you want to be in Game Freak's tournaments but don't want to settle for a 13 Defense on your 31 Attack 31 Speed Magic Guard Timid Alakazam.


Okay. I might continue with Smogon for now. I gave it a quick try yesterday but wasn't able to do much but make a team and play one battle. I'll read up on everything and take it from there. I won't be getting into anything too serious right now, but thanks for including the pros in IV breeding and everything. I appreciate it :)
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#6GalladetheGreatPosted 6/24/2013 3:10:46 PM
Don't IV breed. If you won't succumb to hacking, learn how to abuse RNG. It's quicker and more effective.
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#7dodgekk9Posted 6/24/2013 3:17:59 PM
Well I used to follow Smogon, then I got bored of it and went into the unpredictable Nintendo rules dealing with Japanese players who have 5000+ wins using a bunch of RU's and NU's with random movesets.
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