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>hax and luck based strategies are bad!
>but flinchhax jirachi and togekiss are a-ok
>centralizing pokes are bad!
>but stuff like landorus which is on literally half of everyone's teams is just fine
>a poke having no counters is bad!
>but mega metagross is just fine and dandy

Smogfags ladies and gentlemen. They can't even play by their own rules.
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>jirachi/togekiss are stopped by walls
>things like lando can do a lot of roles, but aren't the best in any of those roles so they're fair
>mega metagross has counters depending on it's set and has lots of checks
I bet you play VGC
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>>25087941
>but stuff like landorus which is on literally half of everyone's teams is just fine

Lando is just a really good pivot.

It's annoying, but not broken.
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>in b4 smogon drones come for damage control
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>>25087965
>>25087983
>taking /vp/ smogonbashing threads seriously
LE SIGHHHHHHHHH
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>>25087996
I'm really tired that you keep doing the same shit over and over.
Well, this site is perfect for you that you keep on complaining, because you will never understand to learn, or you are going to.
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>hax and luck based strategies are bad!
>but flinchhax jirachi and togekiss are a-ok
This is a very legitimate argument. Smogon is really hypocritic when it comes to RNG aspects of Pokemon and their uncompetitiveness. They should've taken RNG-removal measures a long time ago.
>b-but muh blackjack!
is not a turn-based strategy game.
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>>25088409
>Remove RNG
Screw that. RNG is what makes it fun. If RNG weren't there, unskilled palyers would never win. I royally suck at all games and adding randomness is the only thin g I can do to ever even approach "gitting gud". Shit just isn't fun for shitters like me if luck can't help me out every once in a while.
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>>25088029
>s-surely criticism towards my shitty site isn't serious
Why are smogonfags the most rabid shills?
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D O G A R S
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>>25087965
>VGC
Is that where any pokemon can face any other Pokémon fairly? Totally balanced stats? Actually interesting variety? I'll be the first in line
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>>25088351
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>>25088513
>Is that where any pokemon can face any other Pokémon fairly? Totally balanced stats?

>this is what vgcfags actually believe

It isn't magically more balanced just because it isn't a fan made format. But keep on deluding yourself if that's what makes you happy
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>>25088529
I am actually asking what VGC is, all I know is it is official
But come on why didn't everyone just balance their stats? It's almost like you don't actually care about battling, just winning
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Pokemon is really fucking bad at being a competitive game.
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>>25088542
VGC is the official meta where nothing but event legendaries are banned. The format is doubles and this leads to players using many things that would just be thrown into the trash by smogon rules.

All in all VGC is a very diverse metagame with no two teams looking alike.
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>>25088571
That's cool I haven't double battled very much at all
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>>25088571
>All in all VGC is a very diverse metagame with no two teams looking alike.
>vgc fags actually believe this
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>>25088422
The sad thing is that I can't even tell if this is bait or not at this point.
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>>25088571
Do I have to remind you about the last world tournament where the top five literally all had the same team with the only difference being sometimes only one Pokemon.
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>>25088571
FAGGOT
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>>25088513
It's really hard to believe when the arguments presented are easily discredited and poorly laid out.

Are there good criticisms of smogon? Yeah. Do anti-smogonfags use them? Rarely.

And also, OU isn't the only fucking we tier we play
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>>25088761
You mean the same site that rigged a whole suspect test just to ban mega gengar?

>i-it was overturned
>th-that was only one instance
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>>25088634
>>25088732
>All them Japanese except that German faggot

More confirmation that the Japanese players are cancer.
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>>25088851
Japs just use the most optimal strats to win consistently, nothing cancerous about that. The actual cancer is GF's refusal to balance the game so that those cheap strats are no longer the best way to win.
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>>25088518
Smogon be damned, Blaziken is the shit. That was my go to mega for XY ubers
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>>25088423

Well it's all crap. Any who has even played ou or has even the slightest knowledge of competitive knows this is stupid. I feel bad for you If you actually took any of that to heart. kek.
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>>25088780
Ah yes, one mod acting like a turbofaggot and forcing the owner to come in and overrule him means the entire site is cancer. How fucking retarded are you mate?
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>"competitive" Pokemon
Just play a better game you fucking faggots holy shit.
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>>25088571
CHALK
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>>25087965
>has counters according to its sets
But that argument was used against the ninja frog for banning. Because it was oh so unfair to never know what set is running therefore you could never know what counter exactly to bring
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>>25087996
Too late. Smog on Internet defense force is in full swing. Don't ever say anything about their invented game or they'll ban you
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>>25087941
landorus isn't centralizing, it's just really easy to use
and m-metagross has tons of counters, it just depends on the set, which depends on prediction, which depends on you gitting gud
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>>25089514
but even if greninja has a counter in play, it can still do massive damage to it, and still annoy the shit out of the opponents team with the amount of hazards it learns + shadow sneak and taunt to avoid hazard removal
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>>25088571
>All in all VGC is a very diverse metagame with no two teams looking alike.
lol
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>>25088851
>they're the ones that win
>'b-but t-there tons of variety'
no one's stopping you from using kricketot in ou either buddy, it just sucks there
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>>25089659
Child please. That's hypocritical and disingenuous as fuck
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>>25089667
The fellating aside, they probably had different sets. The winner used stuff like Sunny Day Amoonguss as I recall.
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Smogon ruleset used to be playable in gen 4. As soon as gen 5 dropped, smogon went to shit really quickly. They then had to jump through so many hoops just to make singles work. Also, it's run by pedos these days, so you're better off just not playing pokemon at all.
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>>25089822
I loved Gen 4 meta, at least UU. It was amazing. OU post-Garchomp was decent, too.
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>>25089669
That's why I was thinking instead of maxing out a few stats, all competitors have stats spread equally as possible. Then nobody would suck right? I mean the players would be the only ones to suck, the way it should be.
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>>25089861
You mean EVs, or among Pokemon in general? 721 of the same stats would get repetitive really fast, even if you exhausted every type combo and gimmick possible.
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>>25089865
I guess EVs, it wouldn't be right to change base stats. Is there a difference between max IVs and none, when just playing in Showdown I mean
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>>25089877
Definitely. max IVs make a HUGE difference.
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I don't know what I'm talking about, do you play smogon rules in game? People always talk about all the breeding they have to do, when why not just go the other way? Like Little Cup but not
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>>25088351
Wanna try that one in English?
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>>25089886
Yes, between one who has and one who has not, but I mean if we were the same. Min, maxed, we would still match.
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>>25088851
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>>25089891
I mean, a Golem isn't gonna hold up against a Scizor, but if really strong OU Pokemon had minimum IVs, it'd be a closer fight for sure.

I don't exactly get what you're trying to say. Are you saying strong Pokemon should have low IVs to balance them? Or that all Pokemon should have the same IVs?
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>>25089933
I was saying balance them, bring everyone's stats closer together so we don't see these complaints anymore.
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>>25089655
If you have to guess a set in order to counter it, that's not a counter.
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>>25089985
That's literally impossible to even come close because of the difference in base stats. Sometimes not even 0IVs and EVs in a stat can make it similar to the stat of a different Pokemon.
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Been playing Smogon with friends and have to ask, "Which is the best format for fun?"

Does OU seems like the obvious answer, but is there a larger range of usable Pokemon in RU or NU because their are less big threats? I'm just curious. It's been a while sense I played, and now I mostly stick to Random Battles.
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>>25087941
>can't use shell smash and baton pass in one set
Those were never broken
Now Gorebyss flat out sucks
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>>25090289
Thank Scolipede
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>>25090305
Scolipede wasn't broken either
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>>25090270
PU and RU
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>>25090309
They should've just banned Smeargle. Denissss pass doesn't work without Smeargle, since you need Ingrain to prevent Roar Tyranitar from shitting all over you. Smeargle also stops that Geomany-Baton Pass bullshit everybody was so butthurt over.

Seriously, instead of all that convoluted baton-pass "only 1 guy and it can't pass speed" nonsense, they should've just bumped Smeargle to Ubers.
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>>25090270

UU is really fun right now
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>>25088571
>All in all VGC is a very diverse metagame with no two teams looking alike.
I am going to give this post a perfect 10/10
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>>25090270
Obviously the answer depends on what Pokemon you find fun to use and play against.

I think UU is the best tier, but I also enjoy RU, NU and PU. These tiers also got way better now that the mega/non-mega usage were split. I think UU is in a very good spot right now.
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>>25090435
Agreed. Mamoswine dropping and unbanning Crawdaunt worked wonders for UU.

Actually, I kinda wonder why Crawdaunt was ever banned in the first place? It's not very good, and Hydreigon s usually better as a Dark Type wallbreaker. It usually just uses Aqua Jet once and then dies, no longevity at all.
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>>25089655
>and m-metagross has tons of counters, it just depends on the set, which depends on prediction, which depends on you gitting gud

Like M-Lucario right? :^)
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>>25090309
Pinsir would be the perfect Scolipede counter if it learned Chip Away.
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>>25090155
>ever not guessing in pokémon
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>>25090270
Smogon doubles is quite fun

or play the singles format your pokebro is best in
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