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Do you partake in competitive battling?

#11CakeOfLiesPosted 10/7/2013 7:02:41 PM
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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#12JustinTheJaggedPosted 10/7/2013 7:04:08 PM
No, due to a combination of my favorite pokemon not being viable and me being terrible.
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#13bladedwraithPosted 10/7/2013 7:04:18 PM
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.
#14BikkiBikkiPosted 10/7/2013 7:05:52 PM
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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#15Lord_Ka1nPosted 10/7/2013 7:06:02 PM
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.
#16Puglia77Posted 10/7/2013 7:06:08 PM
I used to battle competitively so much in generation 4. Haven't kept up with it since.
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#17ShinyToyPaladinPosted 10/7/2013 7:06:41 PM
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.
#18MoskidoPosted 10/7/2013 7:08:18 PM
Trying to get back into it. Which reminds me. We should get a GFaqs league/tourney set up.
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#19flkidPosted 10/7/2013 7:08:35 PM
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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#20Puma_ItaliaPosted 10/7/2013 7:12:12 PM
Yes I do play this game competitively.
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