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Old April 15th, 2013 (02:07 PM).
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There are many to choose from (OU, UU, RU, NU, LC OU, Randbats, etc.), but which of them do you enjoy the most? Don't forget the older generations.
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Old April 15th, 2013 (02:21 PM).
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Randbats ofc! The best n_n especially 1 vs 1 randbats which are good for a quick and easy battle.

Out of the tiers though UU for me.
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Old April 15th, 2013 (03:10 PM).
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What is Randbats?

I personally love NU for its variety
Old April 15th, 2013 (04:09 PM).
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Quote originally posted by SilverFury:
What is Randbats?
Randbats stands for Random Battle. The metagame consists of randomized teams. However, teams are ironically not entirely random; only "viable" moves are given to each Pokemon. As a result, players end up with better and more balanced movesets compared to the Pokemon given in CC (aka Challenge Cup), which gives out completely random movesets.
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Old April 15th, 2013 (04:50 PM). Edited April 15th, 2013 by Arceus_17.
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Battle Factory ftw! :D

I mostly play NEU and LC.
Old April 15th, 2013 (06:49 PM).
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I love Randbats cos it's the only one I'm skilled in right now, but I do plan on eventually learning all the tiers.

If I had to choose a tier, I'd say NU or OU.
Old April 15th, 2013 (07:43 PM).
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Randbats are awesome but I like NU and OU. NU is a challenge while OU is a tier where you need to know how to counter other people's teams.
Old April 15th, 2013 (08:15 PM).
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I love Ubers for the unlimited power and UU for the variety.
Old April 15th, 2013 (10:51 PM).
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DPPt OU closely followed by BW UU.

Both offer a great amount of variety and creativity, the tiers themselves are balanced and best of all they're weather-free so it's not some Uber-clone.
Old April 16th, 2013 (11:05 AM).
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Any non-Latias non-Outrage Salamence Gen4 metagame. Advance is great too but I haven't played it enough recently to speak to it much. There is playstyle and individual Pokemon diversity, and you can run so cool Pokemon like Nidoqueen and have decent results.
Old April 17th, 2013 (01:48 PM).
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It's either RU or OU. RU was the first tier I was generally good at on Pokemon Showdown, and I'm fairly formidable in OU.

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Old April 17th, 2013 (01:54 PM).
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My prime time was during Gen IV OU and I never got back into it since then. Lately I've been entertaining the thought of going back into it with some friends who I know were seriously into the metagame at that time too. Maybe I'll try to pick things up again fresh with everyone else when the XY metagame comes out.
Old May 7th, 2013 (12:25 AM). Edited May 7th, 2013 by wolf.
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[Gen IV] DPPtHG OU (pre-Mence/Latias ban) - I admit this was close, this or post Mence-Lati ban. The latter is more balanced and less Dragon-centralized but I have too many memories of the former to pick the latter. As someone who voted in the Latias ban, I never felt it was broken nor was Mence. It was more people didn't want them to play against anymore rather then actually breaking the metagame imo (I mean Mence stayed in OU for all of DP and most of Platinum/HGSS even without checks like Scizor). So yeah this tops it out for me because it's fun, it was fairly balanced and weather was not the centralizing force it was.

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[Gen IV] DPPt UU - Wasn't the most balanced but neither was it unbalanced. I honestly remember enjoying it alot.

[Gen V] BW UU - One of the only good things to come out of Gen V. It's balanced and it's fun to play.
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Old May 7th, 2013 (02:45 AM).
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Only really got into three different metagames during my time of competitive pokemon. I found the community and people you played it with made it the most entertaining though.

Very balanced metagame, with no changes or shifts in a long time. Plus you get to use cutemons =3. Very small community in comparison to the other metas, had alot of fun. Most of the regulars knew each other and could help play test and smooth out kinks etc. Also was the meta i participated most in forum wise. Only downside was that it grew a little stale, with no shifts and only a handful of powerful staples meant that there was not alot of diversity in teams, with three mons above 30% usage (for good reason though, they are great in the meta).

Ah the good days of exploding lead metagross. Found this to be very fun, a very different playstyle to Gen V.

Gen V NU
Great fun, get to use mons that you would most likely never try in the higher tiers, did not get stale with alot of different viable playstyles.
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Old May 8th, 2013 (05:19 AM).
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UnderUsed is my favourite tier at the moment. There's no permanent weather (unless you count Hail, I guess, but good luck with that) to keep you down, it's a very offensively-oriented tier (think Victini, Heracross, Chandelure...), and I find it to be pretty balanced (Chandelure and Snorlax slightly tip this over, but aside from them, it's nice and varied).

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Old May 8th, 2013 (06:29 AM).
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Yeah, not an official tier, but this tier is definitely one of my faves. The potential of Pokemon who are usually considered outclassed in upper tiers have a chance to shine in this tier. Also fun gimmicks like physically defensive Golett or Wigglytuff can do some work in this tier :]

PU is the NU of NU btw, meaning everything in NU below #60 in the usage statistics.

My second favorite tier is BW2 NU. I have yet to try other NU tiers, but this is currently my favorite official tier. Nothing too overpowered (except Jynx maybe) and a really fun tier in short.

DPPt OU is third, BW2 RU is fourth, BW2 UU is fifth...
Old May 8th, 2013 (06:34 AM).
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Definitely Randbats closely followed by UU.

OU I tend to see the same teams too often so I prefer not to play it.

Ubers will always be fun as well, but I don't feel achievement in any battles I win in that tier.
Old May 8th, 2013 (07:48 AM).
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NU <3

It'll always be my gen 5 (only gen played!) home tier, which is a pretty awesome thing. It's the only tier where I know what basically everything does, how to deal with every big threat, how to prepare for teams, how to do well in the tier, etc. Everything else I have an understanding of but I've definitely done really well in NU, much better than I ever did in OU. Also I can beat Vrai in NU (which is good because considering when I started out I considered him like one of the greatest ever) and it's his tier too which makes it awesome!! Also I love the NU community too.
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Old May 8th, 2013 (07:52 AM).
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Gotta say, I'm in love with UU for its various threats (Chandy, Tornadus etc.), closely followed by Ubers <3
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Old May 16th, 2013 (10:00 PM).
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Randombattles are awesome but I love the rock-paper-sissor ness to CC 1 v 1. Theres that moment when you see what the opponent picked and you either know you're gonna win or lose
Old June 1st, 2013 (10:48 AM).
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The NU tier is my favorite metagame. There are so many possibilities for a combination that every team is unpredictable as to which Pokemon they'll choose.

When I first saw these metagames I thought that every legendary Pokemon would reside in the Uber tier, but I was totally wrong, seeing even some of the golems in this tier, which I think are the most annoying out of all Pokemon allowed in NU.
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Old June 1st, 2013 (11:09 AM).
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OU! sorry nica :x I understand it a lot better than the other tiers and I can actually do okay in it, even though I don't actually like making teams I think it's fun to play most of the time!
Old June 10th, 2013 (08:58 PM).
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BW and BW2 NU.
NU is a really fun tier where the pokemon are so diverse and you can use such a variety of them. Plus, I am good at that tier and know a fairly good amount about it along with the fact it does not bore me like OU.
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