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Season 4 Special Battle format going to be Inverse battles?

#21DigiDude77Posted 4/21/2014 3:09:40 PM
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#22navi854Posted 4/21/2014 3:12:48 PM
Speak of the She-Devil, breeding an Amaura right now!
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#23mnkboy907Posted 4/21/2014 3:19:02 PM
This is actually pretty cool. I might try a few battles.
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#24Team Rocket Elite(Moderator)Posted 4/21/2014 3:32:37 PM
bwebber17 posted...
Oh wow

So this is legit. Uh... why...


My impression was Special Battle was always meant to have unique rule sets each season. VGC just kinda hijacked it for a few months for use as a practice ground. While the VGC season has ended for most people by May 13th, it would have been nice if they could have season 3 last until the end of May since the European Nationals go on until that time.
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#25MrSaturn1Posted 4/21/2014 3:33:47 PM
I don't see a problem.
#26acerola-orionPosted 4/21/2014 3:40:15 PM
I'm almost afraid VGC 2015 will be open to non-Kalos Pokemon which would make it pretty much the same as rated doubles and eliminate the need for a seperate VGC ladder.
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#27bwebber17Posted 4/21/2014 3:53:11 PM
Team Rocket Elite posted...
bwebber17 posted...
Oh wow

So this is legit. Uh... why...


My impression was Special Battle was always meant to have unique rule sets each season. VGC just kinda hijacked it for a few months for use as a practice ground. While the VGC season has ended for most people by May 13th, it would have been nice if they could have season 3 last until the end of May since the European Nationals go on until that time.


Still, given the popularity of both formats and my obvious bias playing into it, I don't honestly know if this is the right call. VGC season is coming to a close for now but there're still quite a few events leading up to Worlds, and I don't see the benefit of replacing your official format with a gimmick game style that some people barely know even exists. I mean, apart from casual playing, how many people actually see Inverse as a go-to format? I guess we'll see how successful the change will be and it wouldn't be fair to suggest that BS should be 100% competitive 100% of the time, but I'm quite disappointed. Is it really not in their best interest to have a permanent ladder for VGC? The only other place that we have constant access to now is Showdown, which just rips the experience for me with its constant lagging, crappy animations, and the fact that it doesn't represent the global meta game.
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#28bwebber17Posted 4/21/2014 3:56:52 PM
acerola-orion posted...
I'm almost afraid VGC 2015 will be open to non-Kalos Pokemon which would make it pretty much the same as rated doubles and eliminate the need for a seperate VGC ladder.


If they wanted to avoid this I'm guessing by the time next year rolls around they might change the rule set to allow all Kalos native Pokemon regardless of what Dex they're in. Or the off chance that we get new games by then that hold previous gen legendaries that will also be legal. I've honestly never hopped into Rated Doubles so I don't know what other dynamics could differ such as the timer, but that could be a difference as well.
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#29RAcastBlasterPosted 4/21/2014 6:55:32 PM
Finally! I've been waiting for this since I got to Kalos Route 18!
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#30ForgottenTime(Topic Creator)Posted 4/21/2014 8:02:40 PM
Looks like the website is up