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"Strong pokemon. Weak pokemon. That is the perception of selfish people."
Pokemon wasn't made to be competitive.
I don't think you know what the word 'competitive' means. The fact that there's a two player mode, in which you COMPETE with your friend, means that Pokemon most certainly WAS made to be competitive.
Karen's a scrub, though.
The problem with Smogon is that evasion is banned.
I've never seen something against critical hits on Smogon.
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Pokemon Amie is the other only REAL meaning of having Pokemon, other than using them in battles. I am hoping we see some nice mechanics in the new system.
Oh, look, this topic is still here.
Actually, I believe that there are quite a few competitive players who raise legit teams. I remember elsewhere there were a few topics dedicated to battling competitively that followed smogon's rules and most of the players used legit teams. I used "legal hacks" 'cause I dun have that kind of patience.
That said, I mostly battle using simulators, so I personally wouldn't be effected.
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I still try to actually catch as many pokemon as I can, but there is a lot of garbage out there.
Oh an AI is a casual player, we should ALL be like her, a der der derrrr.
You think I'm stupid for liking Nintendo? You're the one who thinks that "just for little kids" starts with an E.
Karen is an NPC. Therefore, she is programmed to spout the exact same mindless drivel as everybody else in the games about how all Pokémon are special and that you can do anything with them. I'm not even a competitive player and I know that Karen is just full of it.
There's no reason to care about what is essentially pixels and digits. It's all a game, and a game spurs competition. Since the in-game Trainers are essentially dumber than a sack of bricks and only exist as punching bags for XP and money, that just leaves player-vs.-player gameplay, which is dominated by a metagame that says "win at any cost".
D_Bart posted...raazychx posted...
Which is why Smogon made tiers for their metagames. Believe it or not, Smogon didn't make Ferrothorn better than Magikarp or Gyarados better than Luvdisc. That was Gamefreak. If Gamefreak really believed that drivel that winning with your favorites is possible, they wouldn't have made Farfetch'd so awful while making Mewtwo so powerful.
And, you want more diversity? Play UU, RU, or NU.
If this luck crap you're going on about actually existed, then Smogon would have a way to eliminate critical hits, banned paraflinchers like Togekiss and Jirachi, banned scald, and make a paralysis/poison/burn/freeze clause. But, nope, none of that has happened.
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<And, you want more diversity? Play UU, RU, or NU.
Literally less diverse than OU.
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