Pokemon is apparently serious business...

#1Holy_OblivionPosted 4/29/2013 9:44:38 PM

I love the series, but geez....
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#2teh1337gosuPosted 4/29/2013 9:46:42 PM
Any game witha metagame as deep as Pokemon will spark debates.
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#3ORANGE666Posted 4/29/2013 9:48:08 PM
Use Skarmory with Stealth Rock and Whirlwind
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#4bcorneliaPosted 4/29/2013 9:48:29 PM
There are so many underlying factors in the Pokemon system. It's nuts.

I kinda wish I never learned some of the stuff since it makes me realize that my casually-raised Pokemon are pretty much bound to be crap.
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#5UFOLochePosted 4/29/2013 9:49:47 PM
Exactly, Pokemon has a very deep metagame. The casuals, however, seem to hate the idea(Maybe because their team of six Charizards gets trounced by a team with actual thought put into it? I don't know) of their previous game having a competitive edge to it.

As for me, I'm in the middle, not really a fan of either side of things. I do feel that Smogon restricts a bit simply because I can't use my favorite team(Well, I could, but I'd get trounced since I'd be forced to play in OU), but at the same time, I respect the site and when I have need of help devising a strategy, I go there first.

Also, Charizard is still terrible.
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#6OoSubaruoOPosted 4/29/2013 9:55:24 PM
Charizard? Psh, everyone knows the best Pokemon is obviously Blastoise.
#7ferofaxPosted 4/29/2013 11:34:16 PM
If you're a casual player, you have no business in competitive battles, by virtue of you being a casual. Now if you hate that, then it's on you. Either stay and learn, or steer clear.
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#8ethsfanPosted 4/29/2013 11:39:45 PM
OoSubaruoO posted...
Charizard? Psh, everyone knows the best Pokemon is obviously Blastoise.

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#9PeteZaHutxPosted 4/29/2013 11:39:49 PM
Steath Rocks needs to be banned ASAP
#10Goten55Posted 4/29/2013 11:41:30 PM
From: ferofax | #007
Either stay and learn, or steer clear.

Exactly. I don't battle competitively, but I do EV train my Pokemon and such. I tend to avoid topics like that because they all end ugly.
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