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Why doubles for the championships?

#11TropiOUsPosted 8/18/2014 11:14:51 AM
Habefiet posted...
legendrider posted...
Main reason: faster. Less switch-fest and stalling
Other reason: more balanced compared to singles. All move can be used in doubles, and more Pokemon get chances to do things.


wrong
dark void is banned sometimes

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KyrieIrving posted...
singles suck

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#12Alice_13Posted 8/18/2014 11:18:17 AM
Should have been played by smogon rules with singles..
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#13TropiOUsPosted 8/18/2014 11:20:10 AM
Alice_13 posted...
Should have been played by smogon rules with singles..


low quality bait
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#14Alpha218Posted 8/18/2014 11:21:03 AM
If you're going to bill a game as an E-Sport it has to be exciting to watch. Doubles is faster and stall isn't a legitimate strategy unlike in singles. Also team synergy is even more interesting to watch like that Pachirisu/Gyarados combo in Worlds.
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#15CakeOfLiesPosted 8/18/2014 11:21:41 AM
legendrider posted...
Main reason: faster. Less switch-fest and stalling
Other reason: more balanced compared to singles. All move can be used in doubles, and more Pokemon get chances to do things.


I wouldn't say MORE Pokemon, but certainly different ones.
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#16Knux19Posted 8/18/2014 11:44:52 AM
CakeOfLies posted...
legendrider posted...
Main reason: faster. Less switch-fest and stalling
Other reason: more balanced compared to singles. All move can be used in doubles, and more Pokemon get chances to do things.


I wouldn't say MORE Pokemon, but certainly different ones.


I'm sure you meant that to sound smarter than it did, but it doesn't work at all. That Pachirisu was specifically built to work in Doubles and would have even been considered if the tournament ran Singles. It proved that the Doubles format is more inclusive to Pokes that can't shine in one-on-one battles.
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#17TropiOUsPosted 8/18/2014 11:47:31 AM
Knux19 posted...
CakeOfLies posted...
legendrider posted...
Main reason: faster. Less switch-fest and stalling
Other reason: more balanced compared to singles. All move can be used in doubles, and more Pokemon get chances to do things.


I wouldn't say MORE Pokemon, but certainly different ones.


I'm sure you meant that to sound smarter than it did, but it doesn't work at all. That Pachirisu was specifically built to work in Doubles and would have even been considered if the tournament ran Singles. It proved that the Doubles format is more inclusive to Pokes that can't shine in one-on-one battles.


js like 70% of the smogon approved team mons are useless in doubles
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#18sycamotreePosted 8/18/2014 12:01:26 PM
Stall actually wouldn't be viable if it weren't for Smogon rules. Honestly if I could take Smogon clauses and use VGC rules for viable pokes (KB, no legends, etc) I'd play it.
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#19TropiOUsPosted 8/18/2014 12:07:19 PM(edited)
sycamotree posted...
Stall actually wouldn't be viable if it weren't for Smogon rules. Honestly if I could take Smogon clauses and use VGC rules for viable pokes (KB, no legends, etc) I'd play it.

no
vgc needs no extra rules (and all "smogon" clauses make it worse) and removing item clause would be the worst thing
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#20Alice_13Posted 8/18/2014 12:06:10 PM
TropiOUs posted...
Alice_13 posted...
Should have been played by smogon rules with singles..


low quality bait


It wasn't?..
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