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Old 03-13-2015 (03:32 PM)
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Default So, how good are you at battling?

Reading LLR's team building help thread I was wondering how much people here are into competitive battling and whether they think they are any good at it.

There are multiple places where such skills might come to use:
  • The various battling facilities in the Games (for example the battle maison)
  • The official competitions both online and offline (PGL and championships)
  • Unofficial competitions held on various forums/websites
  • Random battles online or against you friends
  • etc.
So, do you participate in any of those or do you aim to do so in the future?
Of course it is also a matter of time to raise Pokémon suitable for these contests. Natures and EVs aren't that big of an issue but decent IVs may take some more time investment. Additionally there are also battle simulators like showdown you can use instead.

So, how good do you think you are and how much time do you invest in getting decent Pokémon?
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Old 05-26-2015 (03:06 AM)
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I'm crap at competitive battling, haha. It's just not my cup of tea. I do, however, have some basic stuff down, like natures and EVs and IVs, but I don't care enough to do it. If I ever do it, it's just for unofficial competitions on Pokemon forums or websites. I don't even do it for Maison or any of the stuff in game since my in game team that I used works just fine.
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Old 05-27-2015 (11:12 PM)
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Default Re: So, how good are you at battling?

I'm not that good overall at competitive battling, but I am very interested in becoming better, so I try to look for new Pokemon to use for my teams. :P It's also very helpful watching videos that expert battlers post on YT and other social media sites, as you can learn a lot of tips while being entertained lol.

What I find the most challenging is trying to predict what my opponent will do next, because there are usually plenty of options that all seem viable, depending on the situation of course!

On the question about how much time I spend trying to obtain strong and competitive Pokemon for serious battles, I would say it's around 80% of what I do on Omega Ruby now haha. Breeding is pretty time consuming, especially when you need an egg move.
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I'm good at pokemon themes and getting my pokemon stronger at some point in my party its awesome I train every single one of my pokemon everyday and so on.
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