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3 years ago#31
When viewing Pokémon solely as a competitive, numerical game then the quote is irrelevant. It argues in favour of a more emotive and holistic perception. I actually agree with it more than I disagree in terms of overall worldview, but I also realise it isn't best applied in the context of a game with operating on binary logical rules...

Even, so, for random wifi battles I'll probably find the best compromise between effectiveness and subjective bias that I can. I would prefer to use Pokémon I consider favourites even though such sentiment is largely irrelevant in a competitive context...
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3 years ago#32
I don't have a single favorite, but most of my favorite pokemon are viable in one of the tiers so when I want to use it, I make a team in that tier around it.

Except Pikachu. Pichu means I can't use it in LC and Raichu, which outclasses it, is available in all the tiers since it's NU.

I'm praying for a Pikachuite
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3 years ago#33
chumpykalamoona posted...
Azure_Flame posted...
"Truly skilled trainers should try to win with their favorites."


The operative word there is "try." Just because it's your favorite, doesn't you'll win with it.

I like Farfetch'd. But have I excluded him from nearly every competetive team of mine because he sucks? Yes.

That message is poetic. And works in the storyline of Pokemon. It's about friendship and trust.
Games are based on numbers, however. And gameplay dictates that there ARE in fact strong and weak Pokemon. It's not up to selfish perceptions. It's up to hard-coded numbers. And numbers don't lie.


I manage to win with a Farfetch'D against competitive team. What the hell were you even running?
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3 years ago#34
true words that have worked for me.
course my two favorite pokemon are charizard and lucario, but that does not matter.
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3 years ago#35
Too bad it came from a person spamming Full Restores.
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3 years ago#36
Win or Lose, it doesn't matter.

As long as you and your Pokemon bond your friendship into an unstoppable force, every loss is a lesson.
3 years ago#37
I'd be great if the game mechanics actually supported this quote.

But it doesn't. In fact, it supports the opposite.
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3 years ago#38
I bring Regice into OU.

And win.
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3 years ago#39
I'd rather win occasionally using a team I enjoy than win a lot using a boring cookie cutter competitive team.


DarkKirby2500 posted...
I'd be great if the game mechanics actually supported this quote.

But it doesn't. In fact, it supports the opposite.

Arguably Pokemon Amie supports it, but only ingame.
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3 years ago#40
That's so true. A truly pro and a Magikarp with 999 in every stats would annihilate everything standing in his way.
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