Your friends are into competitive pokemon? I can barely find any that play something that's not a shooter or Skyrim. I think I've found two kids that even play Pokemon at the high school I went to, and neither played competitively. One didn't even evolve some of her pokemon. The other wasn't competitive at all and I pretty much solo'd his entire team using my first EV trained gengar.
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