I'm a competitive battler, and honestly I kind of like this. I like that my loved, and well taken care of Pokes can sometimes endure a OHKO, can break out of Paralysis, and can evade/crit more(though I admit I do have some mixed feelings on this).
I just think the idea of well loved Pokemon being stronger than Pokemon that are treated badly, its great. Plus I'm genuinely interested to see how competitive battling develops around this. Hell if Smogon decides to ban this to Ubers or whatever then I don't care, Ubers it is.
I'm using my Pokemon Amie Pokes no matter what.
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I have very mixed feelings about this. How long is it going to take to get a Pokemon bonded with you through Pokemon Amie? Do the effects carry online? What is the extent of the added effects (surviving OHKO's and whatnot. What are the chances increased to)?
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Anything that increases luck, chance, or randomness in competitive Pokemon is flat out bad. Critical hits are bad enough right now, but complaining about them is kind of excessive. Pokemon Amie will boost them, as well as give randomness to other factors
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