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#1gunsndrosesPosted 11/10/2013 3:31:28 PM
Smogon rules or Game Freak/Nintendo rules? - Results (73 votes)
Smogon--- because balance is key
32.88% (24 votes)
Nintendo/Game Freak--- because it's their game!
23.29% (17 votes)
I play by my own rules. B****.
43.84% (32 votes)
This poll is now closed.
JC. I purposefully omitted the word "competitively" in the title because I just want to see how, on average, most people prefer to battle.

IMO Smogon is the only way to go. Say what you want about Smogon-- I know I often don't like it-- but you can't deny that Smogon works to balance the game. Things like Moody and evasion moves are banned for good reason. 6v6 battles are also infinitely preferable to 3v3 battles, again, IMO. 3v3 battles make absolutely no sense to me.

Nintendo/Game Freak rules provide for an absence of tiering, 3v3 battles, and many "cheap" tactics such as what I mentioned above-- Moody and evasion moves, among others. Yet I have heard many people say that they can't stand Smogon rules and prefer N/GF rules.

What say you?
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#2Xeo352Posted 11/10/2013 3:36:04 PM
Depends on the situation, If I'm online I refuse to use legendaries and use whatever it is I feel like at the moment, which will include megas, I don't like using evasion in pokemon though, too cheap.

If I'm playing against someone in a pre-setup battle involving Smogon Tiers, I'll follow them, it's more fun that way, Smogon does know what it's doing for the most part with its tiers and I wish gamefreak would implement a similar system as an optional battle type to make weak pokemon more viable.
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#3ReiNoKatoPosted 11/10/2013 3:37:33 PM
Nintendo rules.. random wifi is against players from every country, no point to limit yourself.
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#4JMHgamerPosted 11/10/2013 3:38:26 PM
They can play by any rules they want but I'm playing to win!
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#5SuprSaiyanRockrPosted 11/10/2013 3:39:45 PM
Usually by my own rules, though I've started feeling a bit cheap using MegaMewtwo Y. That thing has come out of 1-3 victorious before.
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#6SoulRegaliaPosted 11/10/2013 3:40:09 PM
I dont even know the "rules". The only thing I do that comes close to that is not using legendaries, and thats more of a personal thing tbh.
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#7KyrieIrvingPosted 11/10/2013 3:40:44 PM
casuals da best

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#8legendriderPosted 11/10/2013 3:44:11 PM
SoulRegalia posted...
I dont even know the "rules". The only thing I do that comes close to that is not using legendaries, and thats more of a personal thing tbh.

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#9gunsndroses(Topic Creator)Posted 11/10/2013 4:02:54 PM
Some of the clauses Smogon implements:

Evasion Abilities Clause: Evasion abilities are banned
Sleep Clause Mod: Limit one foe put to sleep
Species Clause: Limit one of each Pokemon
OHKO Clause: OHKO moves are banned
Moody Clause: Moody is banned
Evasion Moves Clause: Evasion moves are banned

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