Wielder of the Disco Stick
- About LetsPlayALoveGame
- Lookin' g00d, PokeCommunity. My name is Nathan, though I usually go by LoveGame in most Pokemon-related communities. I've been a fan of Pokemon since the day it came out. If it weren't for Pokemon, I probably would not have gotten as big into gaming as I am. My favorite Pokemon is Mantine, and yes, I use it competitively.
I feature a fast, extremely offensive, high-risk/high-reward playstyle with a unique flair and semi-mixed tier teams. I hate overly defensive/stall-based play and firmly believe it takes no skill and isn't the true way to play competitively.
Win/Loss records (Please note that this only reflects battles on the actual console, not Shoddy or PS! It is also not completely accurate due to me deleting my Platinum and HG save files. I probably had closer to 300+ total battles):
3rd Gen: 1/0 (until my friend pushed me out of the way and turned off the GCN when he lost. Lol)
4th Gen: 70/30 (Ended it on an even 100 on 7/10/2011! Whoo!)
5th Gen: N/A (Did not play competitive)
6th Gen: 67/23 (Let's get to 100 battles!)
I'm a 23 year old dude from Texas and I'm aspiring to be a director. My inspirations are George Lucas, Clint Eastwood, and Kevin Smith. I enjoy a wide variety of music; mainly rap/hip-hop and metal, and if my username didn't tip you off, I have a massive crush on Lady Gaga.
I've been battling competitively since early '09 following the release of Platinum. I know the ins and outs of competitive play rather well, but I am one of the few 'serious' competitive players who uses their favorite Pokemon rather than the cheap, overused ones seen all-too-often(Blissey, Talonflame, Rotom Wash, etc.) because I feel like it doesn't take as much skill to use them effectively. With a bit of skill and a lot of luck, I've managed to successfully run forgotten and seldom-used Pokemon such as Sandslash, Primeape, and my all-time favorite, Mantine, even in OU environments, pulling many a victory out my ass.
I started off mostly battling randoms I met through YouTube during the heyday of DPPt with a decent amount of success, and I did participate in and win one fan-organized online tournament in May '09. I continued to regularly battle randoms as well as friends until 4th gen was all but dead.
I disliked 5th gen and still do. Boring metagame, no option to set team to lvl 100, nothing made me want to play it and I have no intention of coming back to it.
I got back into competitive during XY, did a lot of Showdown and battling friends and randoms like the old days, and made my first "true" comeback since '09. After mid-2014 I sorta got burnt out on Pokemon and by September I'd shifted my focus onto competitive Smash instead. It didn't help that ORAS released shortly after, I couldn't afford it at launch, and XY got dropped like a rock. Now that I finally got AS, I'm back and better than ever!
I'm overall a pretty chill and agreeable guy, so I never get too serious about winning or losing, and will happily battle anyone who asks. I love interacting with the community in any way possible, whether it be to talk strategy and teambuilding, the games and the storyline, or even non-Pokemon things. Lastly, I upload Wifi battle videos over on my YouTube channel, Petey1Piranha.
I'm a rather outspoken member of the competitive scene in some ways. Although I understand the tier list and see it as necessary, I also think it's the most poorly organized tier list in any competitive scene. It's mostly based on usage and decided by a small group of mostly Smogon elitists and other famous PokeTubers. Long story short, this hinders the use of mixed-tier teams and makes the metagame stale and boring. To me, that looks like an ineffective tier system.
I generally dislike Smogon and prefer the PC community and VGC rules. Smogon seems to think they're the end-all be-all when it comes to competitive and is quick to mock and stifle "small" Pokemon groups before they have a chance to get anywhere and won't take you seriously unless you've won a major. When you try to make any argument against them they just start going on and on about how high they can ladder as if that's not a bad representation of skill. Randoms are still randoms. I swear every other word outta these guys' mouths is "ladder".
- Gaming(Obviously). I mostly play Xbox 360 or PC, I also have a 3DS, a GameCube, a PS2, and some older systems.
I enjoy learning about wars and military tactics. I am also studying writing/directing-related things, as that is the career I am pursuing.
I enjoy anything music-related, especially rap/hip-hop culture or anything related to Lady Gaga.
I love animals, and own 2 cats of my own. I'm also a huge fan of Halo, Dragon Ball, Star Wars, BioShock, Legacy of Kain, and more. I have been called "The Walking Non-Sequitur".
Random Pokemon st00f:
List of "inviable" Pokemon I have successfully used in OU environments:
Mantine (Originally a ChestoRest set in Gen 4, now an AV set. Very easy Pokemon to use if you're good at predicting like me. Laughs at non-electric Sp. Attackers like Hydriegion.)
Sandslash (Fantastic Rapid Spinner with Swords Dance unlike Donphan. For anyone who doubts me with Sandslash, it's one of my best sweepers. So help you if I get a Swords Dance up against your Phys. attackers.)
Flareon (I can see why this thing got so much hate prior to 6th gen. Now I'm blazing a trail with Flare Blitz running off of a base 120 atk. Scarfing it outspeeds most threats, Special bulk laughs at Water moves, and mediocre base HP is irrelevant because we all know how "bulky" Talonflame is. Priority Roost, you say? You're open to my EQ...)
Primeape (Has an infinitely better design than Conkeldurr, but that doesn't mean much. Still, its speed is a huge advantage, and with Sleep plaguing the metagame, Vital Spirit is lifesaver. Also the slayer of Darkrais.)
Lanturn (Okay, so this guy hadn't been getting a huge wave of hate til recently. I used it on my original Gen 4 OU team, where it destroyed Skarmory and Starmie many a time. It's also useful for Heal Bell due to its ability to stay in for a long time. I'd use it over Rotom-W any day of the week.)
There are a few others, but those are my most successful mons and you get the gist of what I'm trying to say.
List of commonly-used competitive Pokemon I've never used:
Talonflame (Unoriginal, meh design, awful bulk for a Flare Blitzer, Stealth Rock bait, only one viable moveset = laughably predictable, easily countered by my Omastar. Lol)
Rotom-W (Awful design that looks like its pleasuring itself, more annoying than powerful, goes down in one hit to Venusaur and even my Cacturne isn't afraid of that thing.)
Aegislash (Its pre-evolution is better-looking. Protect is already a broken, noobish move. Did we really need an even more broken variant of it? Oh, look at you, hiding behind that shield while you setup and spam priority. You're so gud.)
SkarmBliss (Stop hiding behind this combo and fight me. It was played out in 4th gen and it's no more interesting now. Eh, at least there's Mold Breaker for that hilariously broken Sturdy buff that Gen 5 gave ya.)
There's others, but again, you get my point.
- Male ♂
- No job, no money, no items, Fox only, Final Destination.
- Also Known As
- Favorite Pokémon
- X&Y/OR&AS In-Game Name
- Friend Safari Fields
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