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User Info: CakeOfLies

CakeOfLies
3 years ago#11
Linkmaster2k3 posted...
Not since the game went from use your favorites to using the most god awfully designed pokemon because they're the best.


Awfully designed?
But... Scizor.
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User Info: JustinTheJagged

JustinTheJagged
3 years ago#12
No, due to a combination of my favorite pokemon not being viable and me being terrible.
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User Info: bladedwraith

bladedwraith
3 years ago#13
You know what irks me about scizor?

I REALLY like him.

But I'm not allowed to, because everyone likes him and he is almost the go - to pokemon for everyone to like.

This is why I like pokemon most people dont care about.

Primape and sandslash and Heracross.

User Info: BikkiBikki

BikkiBikki
3 years ago#14
bladedwraith posted...
You know what irks me about scizor?

I REALLY like him.

But I'm not allowed to, because everyone likes him and he is almost the go - to pokemon for everyone to like.

This is why I like pokemon most people dont care about.

Primape and sandslash and Heracross.


I feel the same way about T-tar.
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User Info: Lord_Ka1n

Lord_Ka1n
3 years ago#15
no. all it seems like it is is setting up entry hazards and switching pokemon 20 times until something finally dies. rinse and repeat.

ive watched people do it plenty of times on youtube, it just looks soooooo boring.

User Info: Puglia77

Puglia77
3 years ago#16
I used to battle competitively so much in generation 4. Haven't kept up with it since.
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User Info: ShinyToyPaladin

ShinyToyPaladin
3 years ago#17
Yeah I do.

Like you, I've played since Red/Blue but I didn't really start to get into competitive battling till Heart Gold.
Once you get going it's really fun. The most annoying thing about it is definitely the IV part of the equation. I actually like EV training though.

Once I learned about the metagame and built a competitive team (roughly) I destroyed all my friends at school (this was in highschool). They didn't really know anything about Iv's/Ev's/Stabs ect. Knowing what types were effective against others was the extent of their knowledge.

I played a friend of mine who had ridiculously hacked Pokemon. Like, the amount of Ev's per stat far exceeded the 252 limit. I was able to beat him repeatedly though because I knew what I was doing. Which was neat, because It took me a while to build a decent team and learn about prediction and stuff like that. So seeing my hard work pay off was awesome.

I got a TON of practice using emulators like Pokemon Online. I made a whole new team and learned a lot from those matches. I still play occasionally. I do pretty well, but I still lose every now and again.

If you ever wanted to try out competitive battling (or just learn more) without all the effort in game, you should check out a program similar to the one I mentioned. Experience is worth a whole lot.

User Info: Moskido

Moskido
3 years ago#18
Trying to get back into it. Which reminds me. We should get a GFaqs league/tourney set up.
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User Info: flkid

flkid
3 years ago#19
I didnt....until gen IV. Spent soo much time battling over wifi on my pokemon pearl haha. I've also played on pokemon online servers and smogon a bit but not hardcore or anything.
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User Info: Puma_Italia

Puma_Italia
3 years ago#20
Yes I do play this game competitively.
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