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How do you use smogon?

#1SirPikachuPosted 7/28/2013 11:50:19 AM
What I do is plan out my pokémon how I think would make them good(not really competitive, but battling with friends and PWT) then I check what smogon has to say about that pokémon. Once I made my Galvantula EXACTLY like Smogon had it(except for one move) before I even looked lol.

I don't really like competitive though, because everyone hacks their pokémon to be perfect, and if it's not perfect, then it's inferior. And I find that stupid and it takes the fun out of the game, and is the reason I really hope that Gamefreak makes it where you can't use a pokémon that I hacked in the slightest bit.
#2Thepenguinking2Posted 7/28/2013 11:54:36 AM
I don't. It is cute, but all it is is just a special tank.
Piondrachi is better.
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#3EnferolunosPosted 7/28/2013 11:55:09 AM
I use it to satisfy my curiosity as to where my pokemon rank
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#4RingsOfUranusPosted 7/28/2013 1:54:05 PM
Reference. Smogon has good starting points for Pokemon ideas but I usually end up drastically altering them. its also good to know what to expect from my competition. Example, someone has a hippowdon, it probably has roar. So I can prepare for that.
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#5Earth_EchidnaPosted 7/28/2013 1:57:39 PM
I use Smogon for ideas for movesets, as I'm so uncreative with teams. I decided to create a Swagger/Foul Play Skuntank once, but I find that it's one of my inferior Pokémon.
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#6Swampert27Posted 7/28/2013 2:12:48 PM
Smogon is sooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo cute!
#7X_Ayumi_XPosted 7/28/2013 2:18:10 PM
I use him as a PC Box placement in my game for my collection.
Same for Smogmog.
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#8fahademonPosted 7/28/2013 2:20:45 PM
I used to use smogon on the pokemon b/w trade boards.I bred and bred pokemon to be shiny or have good IVs/Natures.Than I leveled up and ev'd them while giving movesets listed on smogon.Then I did giveaways.

I honestly dont need smogon(yet) for competitive.
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#9GilgameshSwordsPosted 7/28/2013 2:24:42 PM
Reference mainly. I am pleased that I came up with an idea for Krookodile, had it on for a while then looked on Smogon and found they had most of it

Earthquake
Crunch
Stone Edge
Outrage (my own)

With choice scarf, taking advantage of Moxie.
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