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.
I don't. It is cute, but all it is is just a special tank. Piondrachi is better. --- "Fritz, leave this board and spend time with your only friends- Oreos." Official Shadow Zangoose of the X board and Salamence of PGD!
I use it to satisfy my curiosity as to where my pokemon rank --- Currently awaiting: Lunar Knights 2, Pikmin 3, XY, WW HD, LR:FFXIII, X, LoZ U, FFXV, KHIII Don't start unbelieving! Never do not feel your feelings!
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. --- Pokemon White 2 FC: 1636-3783-8366 http://objection.mrdictionary.net/go.php?n=6638975
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. --- Pokemon SoulSilver FC: 1335 1407 6427 When Life gives you lemons, throw them back and demand cookies instead! -Official Sandslash of the PMD3 boards
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. --- 3DS FC:3222-6949-4801 | Tell me if you add me so I can add you back. :) Waiting for:Jump Stars Victory Vs,Pokemon X/Y,Super Smash Bros(3DS).