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Competitive pokemon is a joke because of how luck based it is

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User Info: R__Truth

R__Truth
3 years ago#1
no matter what you do, you're gonna get critical hit. you're gonna get paralyzed from a thunderbolt, you're gonna get frozen from an ice beam, you're gonna miss when you need to hit a move badly, you're gonna sleep too long when you're asleep and when you use sleep, your opponent will wake up too early.

there's just too much luck involved for it to be considered a legit competitive game outside of smogon.
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User Info: EdwardDarkstar

EdwardDarkstar
3 years ago#2
-_- I sense a troll.
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Obeyy00
3 years ago#3
EdwardDarkstar posted...
-_- I sense a troll.


it's not trolling when he has a point

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R__Truth
3 years ago#4
EdwardDarkstar posted...
-_- I sense a troll.


im not trying to troll. Think about it this way: Critical hits happen so much that it's not a matter of which battles have crits, it's a matter of which battles have crits that matter. What serious competitive games include someone's move randomly doing double damage at least 3 times a battle?
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User Info: YourLuck

YourLuck
3 years ago#5
R__Truth posted...
no matter what you do, you're gonna get critical hit. you're gonna get paralyzed from a thunderbolt, you're gonna get frozen from an ice beam, you're gonna miss when you need to hit a move badly, you're gonna sleep too long when you're asleep and when you use sleep, your opponent will wake up too early.

there's just too much luck involved for it to be considered a legit competitive game outside of smogon.


And? The battle moves on.

You have a point, but it's not like status effects and critical hits are 100%. Yes, they'll happen against you. But you'll get them too.

Just lose the match and move on. Chances are, you'll have the same luck in the next match, unless you're just horrendously bad.
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feeltheninjutsu
3 years ago#6
Everything has luck, even real sports. A basketball player that shoots 40% from the three point line could shoot absurdly well one game and then awful the next game, even if he's taking the exact same shots from the same places on the court. The solution is to play best of 7s or more. Bigger samples reduce variation.
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User Info: Obeyy00

Obeyy00
3 years ago#7
anything that hits that isn't 100% accurate is luck.

User Info: DutchKraken

DutchKraken
3 years ago#8
If critical hits are such a problem, you might want to consider using the move Lucky Chant or use Pokémon with abilities such as Battle/Shell Armor.

I mean jeez, it's not like these options are completely unavailable for you to use ya know.

And while it is true that it FEELS as if the RNG is stacking against you all the time, that's only because you keep score on how many times it affects you negatively, instead of focusing on the times it affected you positively.

A good team can still beat a bad team, even if the good team has like the whole bad-luck aspect of them all.
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User Info: R__Truth

R__Truth
3 years ago#9
feeltheninjitsu posted...
Everything has luck, even real sports. A basketball player that shoots 40% from the three point line could shoot absurdly well one game and then awful the next game, even if he's taking the exact same shots from the same places on the court. The solution is to play best of 7s or more. Bigger samples reduce variation.


Don't even try to compare luck in real sports to luck that's decided by RNG, please.
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DragonNinja1337
3 years ago#10
R__Truth speaks the absolute truth.
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