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I'm a little scared to battle competitively

#1unknowninfo775Posted 9/2/2013 5:41:08 AM
With this being the first pokemon game I can actually connect to the internet with, without being screwed by the DS' unwillingness to connect to my router, I really want to battle people online.
That being said I'm really intimidated by IV's, EV's and whatever this smogon crap you guys call the devil is. I understand stats but the concept of breading for god tier pokemon is beyond me. Tips and stuff would be very much appreciated.

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#2Tigo73Posted 9/2/2013 5:45:02 AM
If you are intimidated by in-game roadblocks, play in a similator, like Pokemon Showdown (or whatever the Gen VI simulator will be) that lets you freely costumize those aspects and jump right in.

If you really want to battle in the game, either look up stuff and get cracking, or use an editing device.
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#3Hierarchy225Posted 9/2/2013 5:45:33 AM
lol @ being scared of competitive
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#4uuurrrgghPosted 9/2/2013 5:46:29 AM
Here's some helpful links
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#5Arne83Posted 9/2/2013 5:46:38 AM
Turn away and don't look back. I'm sure you won't miss anything important.
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#6SimirroPosted 9/2/2013 5:48:24 AM
I can kind-of battle online; the worst part is the unoriginal teams that consist of the same 20 monsters. It can actually make you appreciate the in-game battles more. Without WiFi battling I never would've learned about rain dancing to boost thunder's accuracy.
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#7SorceressTharjaPosted 9/2/2013 5:49:48 AM
If you want, I can probably cook up the Pokemon you want until you get your head around either Pokegen/sav/dit or in-game breeding, EV training and such.
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#8fedartzPosted 9/2/2013 5:53:30 AM
Go wild and do not over think it.
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