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2 years ago#1
Given with how Smogon makes rules and blah blah... Do we have to follow those rules if we want to battle competitively???

i wanna make a team.. but don't really wanna follow their rules of "No Swift Swim + Drizzle" for example....
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2 years ago#2
Depends on where you're playing.
2 years ago#3
All depends on who you want to battle. If you want to battle Smogon battlers, gotta follow those rules. Want to play VGC, you have to follow those rules. So on and so forth.
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2 years ago#4
Depends on where and who your playing.

Usually if you just go into a random fight online its whatever goes.

If your on serebii and you agree to standard rules, most likely smogon.
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2 years ago#5
omega bahumat posted...
Depends on where you're playing.
2 years ago#6
Idc if i lose alot, I like to use pokemon that Iike , not ones I dont because stats are better or rules work in their favor, but on topic.....if your talking random wifi or friends, should be able to use a majority of tbe pokemons except some legendaries, multiple hold items etc. few ppl on here by play with diff rules too
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2 years ago#7
Well I just wanna battle randoms... as I'll be playing on my 3DS, not the Smogon simulator....

I was aware I'd have to follow the rules if playing in a certain place though...
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2 years ago#8
jEr3mY posted...
Well I just wanna battle randoms... as I'll be playing on my 3DS, not the Smogon simulator....

I was aware I'd have to follow the rules if playing in a certain place though...


Then what was the question?

Assuming the standard random battle rules, there will be no event-only pokemon allowed, and most legendaries will be banned, with the common exception of the legendary trios and perhaps a few others.

Certain pokemon/move combinations will be disallowed, but we're talking, like, super-obscure stuff where one pokemon back in Gen 3 got a special move from some forgotten event, and the game designers forgot/decided not to program the game to accept that special move as legit. So it's stuff that you probably couldn't transfer into the game anyway.
2 years ago#9
Uses smogon for reference to get a hold of what competitive battling like, but just play in any way you like it without having to follow the clauses etc. etc.
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2 years ago#10
You playing on your ds so go to nugget bridge to get in real competitive battles as get a better look and help at some pokemon that will work great on you team
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