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Old April 28th, 2013 (10:23 PM).
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I used to just use all the ones that are considered strong, like Dragonite, Garchomp, Metagross, and others. Now I just use the ones I like, and haven't really thought of using on a team. If it looks cool to me, I'll try using it. I don't care for stats much anymore. For example, I'm using a Seviper for the first time on my Black 2, which isn't exactly considered powerful.
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Old April 29th, 2013 (11:11 PM).
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Favorites, definitely.
I know this sounds kind of sappy, but when I play Pokemon, I get super into it, and form "bonds" with them, almost as if I were in the game.
So I wouldn't want to just use a Pokemon just for its power...ja feel?
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Old April 30th, 2013 (3:02 AM).
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Trainers, Rivals, Antagonists, Gym Leaders and Elite Four Members and Champions.

My team is always forged around what will beat the above in a simple manner. For example, in 4th Gen, my team was always built like that or in some similar variation.

1. Piplup/Turtwig (For Roark/Roark's dad)
2. Geodude (For Volkner)
3. Starly (For Gardenia)
4. Shinx (For Gyarados users)
5. Budew (For Wake)
6. Sneasel (Dragon types)

You see?
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Old April 30th, 2013 (6:51 AM).
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Favourites and it's not even close. Often times I actually tend to dislike strong Pokemon such as Dragonite, Salamence, Metagross, Garchomp, although I will always have a soft spot for T-Tar. He just looks so sick.
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Old April 30th, 2013 (4:27 PM).
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I always have my team decided before I play the game. I choose my Pokémon based on favorites, and advantages/disadvantages. I like to keep a balance when it comes to typing, so I stick to one of each type, and two if I have to. (Like using Lucario and Breloom)
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Old April 30th, 2013 (6:36 PM).
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Power is what influences my team the most. I don't really have many favorites unless they are powerful, so it all works out.
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Old April 30th, 2013 (11:41 PM).
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All of my favourites tend to be powerful. Except for Dragonite and Salamence, I think they're kinda soft-looking.
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Old April 30th, 2013 (11:54 PM).
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Mostly favorites, but sometimes I mix up my favorites and the really powerful ones. Having some balance is a good thing for me.
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Old May 1st, 2013 (4:49 AM).
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I go by Power. I really don't mind if my team is ugly in appearance.
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Old May 1st, 2013 (11:01 AM).
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Favorites are often powerful, for me anyway.

There are obvious exceptions. I think T-tar looks dumb, so I never use that, same goes for Garchomp - I'd much rather use Haxorus.
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Old May 1st, 2013 (3:33 PM).
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I usually play with my favorite Pokemon, although I try to find a balance between power and favorites. Most of my favorites actually have decent (and sometimes exceptional) base stats anyway, i.e. Hydreigon, Dragonite, Kingdra (gee, Dragons, go figure). Some are just kinda cool (to me anyway) such as Roserade, Luxray, Galvantula, Sceptile, Mightyena, Lucario, and Manectric.

I find that when I play with Pokemon I hate, I can't do nearly as well as if I had favorites.
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Old May 3rd, 2013 (3:06 PM).
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Well my faves have always been fire-types and since most, if not all, fire-types have got good stats, powerful movesets, and awesome designs.. With that out of the way, I can cheerily say that I choose favorites..

"Wooh! Favoritism for the win!"

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Old May 3rd, 2013 (4:09 PM).
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Favorites! Usually I'll try to raise even the Pokemon that are really weak if I actually like them. A balance of favorite and power is always nice, but I still go for favorites above anything else.
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