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Why does GF favor Doubles so much?

#1SalsaSavantPosted 11/12/2013 12:34:26 AM
I like it, but seems everything they do is Doubles focused. It's not the most popular format, so why do they show it so much bias?
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#22Dhas_a_MIGRANEPosted 11/12/2013 12:34:52 AM
Faster games. Less stall wars.
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#3Crimson_SpiderPosted 11/12/2013 12:37:39 AM
Doubles are less affected by tiers and stat listings, too. This lets people use more of their favorites without having to worry.
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#4RockmanZeroEXEPosted 11/12/2013 12:41:26 AM
2Dhas_a_MIGRANE posted...
Faster games. Less stall wars.

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#5_KGC_Posted 11/12/2013 12:41:35 AM
I know. Where's the rotation love?
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#6TheSteelPhoenixPosted 11/12/2013 12:42:13 AM
Crimson_Spider posted...
Doubles are less affected by tiers and stat listings, too. This lets people use more of their favorites without having to worry.


Though there are a few pokemon that seem to create a much bigger problem then they ought (talonflame is the only one that seems to cause a LOT of trouble, other things like garchomp are very manageable).

I've only fought the same style of team a few times, and they were all from japan (garchomp, rotom, tyranitor, togikess)

It's very varied, and I've only played a few games where I won and thought "there was literally nothing he could have done to prevent that", and the opposite, where I felt like I lost and couldn't do anything about it. Most games, upon reflection, you realize you could have made way better choices.
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#7ISF_Lmaokai_TMHPosted 11/12/2013 12:48:48 AM
The variation makes it a healthier battle mode. Serious singles play is super stale. It also addresses a lot of balance issues in abusive scenarios that just couldn't be addressed in single scenarios.
#8NecrosexuaIPosted 11/12/2013 12:54:37 AM
i always want to play doubles but i'm awful at SINGLE strategy i can't even imagine pairing up team to work with double omg -hide face-

i think double can be super fun if you know what to do -u-
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#9Nomorice4UPosted 11/12/2013 1:14:12 AM
I prefer rotation myself too but you're right though, things like florges is almost dedicated entirely to being a double format grass support.
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#10CharizardFirePosted 11/12/2013 2:38:51 AM
Apparently, Shadow Tag Wobbuffet caused the change to doubles as the main battle style in tournaments.