View Full Version : B/W: Triple Battles vs Rotation Battles

au bon
January 22nd, 2012, 12:28 AM
I don't think I need to really describe them, they're really obvious: triple battles use three, rotation battles rotate. Which one do you prefer and why? Do you feel like these are a nice addition to the Pokémon games? Do you think that they'll end up keeping them like they did with tag battles in future games? Is one more practical than the other for accomplishing different things, like leveling?

January 22nd, 2012, 12:41 AM
I hope you all prefer triple battles, because really, they are the best out of the two. Rotation battles are based off guessing which is dumb because we already have to predict at a basic level so why complicate things! Triples, however, are like doubles, which I have nothing against whatsoever. :)

Honestly I'd use neither of the two for grinding, I'd much rather stick to my wild double battles, tbh. Rotation battles won't last, imo. Triples, yeah, defs. Sadly, though, my teams are built for single battles and not triples and thus I suck at it. I don't think either will have major popularity competitively, though. I know there's an option for BW triples, but I haven't seen an option for BW rotational battles (@ PO), sooo yeah.

February 6th, 2012, 7:11 PM
I just thought rotation battles were stupid. Like, if you have a Samurott, and you're up against Pansage, Pansear, and Panpour, and you are going to use Surf and you think it's going to turn to Pansear but it turns to Pansage, you're totally screwed. Plus, if you use one pokemon the whole battle, the others are useless.

February 6th, 2012, 7:26 PM
Even though I play Black, which has more Rotation Battles I actually enjoy Triple Battles more often.

February 7th, 2012, 1:42 PM
I personally like rotation battles more for some reason. I just never really enjoyed the triple battles, and i like how you can switch the pokemon around during your turn and attack and add a little more strategy to it (although the in-game battles do obvious switches so I already know what move to use or switch to)

February 7th, 2012, 1:54 PM
I prefer the Triple battles. They seemed more natural then Rotation battles, because I can see 3 Pokemon working as a team. 3 Pokemon on a merry-go-round is a bit far fetched in a battle.

February 7th, 2012, 4:20 PM
I like triple battles because they're a twist added to multi-Pokemon battling, but I have to be careful on the order of the Pokemon that are sent out because I may have to waste a turn making my Pokemon switch places to make them hit a certain opponent.

February 7th, 2012, 5:14 PM
Rotational battles seem a lot more..clean...than triple battles. Having 6 pokemon on the screen at once is a little too intense when they're all bouncing around...

February 7th, 2012, 5:59 PM
Rotation is my favourite battle style of all because, in the words of Haydunn, 'some serious rapeage goes on in them'. It's great for subtitutes and weird crap, and is an appreciable opportunity to get creative. I'd wanted a way to effectively tag-battle in a true sense of the term and was nicely surprised by rotation battles when I got White.

I don't expect rotation battling to remain in future games, since it seems like an unrefined concept piece with nowhere to go from a majority perspective, which is a shame; Game Freak are however not very habitual at removing things once they're added, so it could well stay forever even if it remains practically unused — like many monsters (ex. Butterfree) and moves (ex. Slam) do.

Triple battles are just an Up to Eleven (http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/UpToEleven) of doubles; nothing really notable there but, again, they could yield some interesting strategies if people really bothered with them.

February 8th, 2012, 3:09 PM
I prefer Rotation battle over Triple Battle.

Rotation Battle kinda takes out the ability to abuse a Type Weakness, making battles better. Sure, it's more luck-based, but at least it isn't so easy juste because you're using an opponent's weakness.

Triple Battles, to me, it's just an extension of Double Battles. I liked Colloseum with all Double Battles, but I prefer Double Battles than Triple Battle. Simply because it's just too easy to gang up, and Area moves become too overpowered too. Also, if two of your pokemons die at once, the game bugs and you are forced to restart. Which I have learned to hate from playing an Hard-mode hack.

February 8th, 2012, 3:24 PM
I'm not a great fan of Rotation battles, they can be very time consuming and unpredictable, Triple Battles on the other hand I really enjoy, as I do doubles!

February 9th, 2012, 5:36 PM
:) Triple battles vs Rotation battles. Thats an hard one to choose between; I would have to give the edge to rotation battles because at there core there all about guessing. This leaves room for anything to happen. More plainly the unpredictablity of rotation battles give them the edge over triple battles in my opinion.

February 9th, 2012, 9:33 PM
I haven't played much of either, but I have played plenty of Double Battles and the Mechanics aren't a whole lot different, so really its just an extension of that for me. Rotation battles are something new, I don't know what to expect new turn which is fun expecting the unexpected some times. Now if I was playing competitive I wouldn't want more predictions on already massive amount of predicting I would already have to do, but I don't play competitive so its not biggy.

February 9th, 2012, 10:06 PM
I thought they were the same thing lol

February 9th, 2012, 11:18 PM
I thought they were the same thing lol
Me too sorta since at first I was like idgi what's the big deal because I thought you could only do rotations IN triples lool.

:) Triple battles vs Rotation battles. Thats an hard one to choose between; I would have to give the edge to rotation battles because at there core there all about guessing. This leaves room for anything to happen. More plainly the unpredictablity of rotation battles give them the edge over triple battles in my opinion.

Well all of battling is about guessing really. Opponent sends out a Pokemon that can potentially sweep your team - it has an attack that can OHKO yours, and most likely a boosting move. You either switch, assuming it's the former or stay in assuming the latter, preparing a counter attack. Same thing would apply to triples, while rotation battles could literally be anything and you could get an upper hand, triples at least have an extent where you can predict and guess. idk for me you can't do that in rotation battles because it's always switching, I mean if you randomly switch and attack whenever I'm sure you could win @ rotation battles ;x

Magnificent Faiyaz
February 10th, 2012, 12:18 AM
Rotation battles are kinda tricky and takes a lot of guesswork, (Seriously the in game rotation battle are really tough). So i would say i prefer triple battles as they are like "WE GONNA HAVE A PARTY UP HERE WITH 6 POKEMON"

February 10th, 2012, 3:48 AM
Not really sure which I prefer...

Probably rotation.

February 10th, 2012, 12:50 PM
I prefer Triple Battles because I've always waited for them and now they are available at Black and White! Double Battles are good enough but Triple Battles! Man I love them! One Surf can KO whole opposite team and your other two Pokémon...

BZW Golem
February 10th, 2012, 2:33 PM
I like rotation battles more, mostly because I just love guessing what my opponent will do next :3

February 10th, 2012, 11:16 PM
Definitely triple battles. I enjoy strategy, but I hate extensive guesswork. Unfortunately, Rotation just involves too much luck and with 649 Pokemon, at least 1000 moves and hundreds of abilities, it's just too difficult to predict anything.

Ω Ruby and α Sapphire
February 10th, 2012, 11:36 PM
Triple battles, purely because competitivly rotatio battles are a mess. Most of a normal battle is based of luck, opponents first pokemon, criticals, misses, unexpecte stat rises, switching ect, but in rotation battles you cant even have a real stratergy, which takes near to none stratergy to win

February 10th, 2012, 11:49 PM
Totally triple battles, I think b/w is uncreative in some ways, rotational & triple battle show them, but triple is based off double, and, I'm also a lot better at triple over rotation

Hydro Pumper
February 11th, 2012, 12:35 AM
Haven't really battled often in Triple and Rotation Battles, though I prefer Triple battles since they are essentially an extension to Double Battles. It's challenging to concentrate on the opponent's three Pokemon at once. A lot happens in each turn with six Pokemon using a move each.

Captain Fabio
February 12th, 2012, 8:05 AM
I thought that the rotation system was clunky and horrible. The trip battle system is much nicer and smoother.

Sometimes less is more.

February 12th, 2012, 10:41 AM
I think I prefer triple battles more just because I have White and they feature more prominently in it. xD

Besides, rotations seem to be very similar to normal battles, just with switching being a free actions. Triple battles just, I dunno, seem more unusual and therefore more entertaining.

February 12th, 2012, 12:04 PM
I dont really like either one of them. Double battles were even a stretch. But thats just my opinion.

February 12th, 2012, 12:20 PM
Triple Battles. I like it because it seems reminiscent of a Battle Royale from the Rumble games.

February 13th, 2012, 11:55 AM
I personally prefer Triple Battles because when fighting in Rotation Battles you can't use combos like Earthquake+Flying-Type/Leviate and if your trying to target 1 opponent they annoyingly switch...

February 17th, 2012, 5:31 PM
I am not really a big fan of either, but I like triples the better out of the two. Rotation is just plain weird if you think about it, anime-wise.

Eric The Simipour
February 21st, 2012, 7:59 PM
Ah, well I actually like Rotation battle quite a lot. Makes things unpredictable some times, but for me it's really fun to think out all the possibilities and strategize what the next move will be, especially for my battle style when I play with those rules.

February 21st, 2012, 9:47 PM
I really don't like either. Rotation battles are confusing, and Triple Battle are just too complex and too much is going on. Doubles is better.

February 21st, 2012, 10:10 PM
I think they should have stopped at double.

February 22nd, 2012, 3:21 AM
Me and my group of friends pretty much adopted the rotation battles as our group battle system of choice. We love the extra layer of prediction it gave us, and made battles all the more exciting.

I think triple battles are... strange. Maybe it's just because I could never get the hang of them. :P

February 22nd, 2012, 5:02 PM
I prefer triple, because I'm probably double battles biggest fan haha. Rotation is fun too, but I dislike the fact that I have three Pokemon on the field and can't use them as collaboratively as I can in a triple or double battle. But both are very enjoyable and add to the series, I think. However, I was disappointed with how they were hyped up and there are only a few in the game. But then thinking back to Ruby and Sapphire when double battles were introduced, there weren't a lot of them either. In Emerald, they were EVERYWHERE. You had the ones from RS still there, the ones you walked into, gyms designed specifically to trigger them, and even gym leader rematches that were double battles. They shoved it in your face, which I personally love, but I'm sure most fans didn't like. So what I hope to find in Grey is that we have more triple battles. I'd LOVE to walk between three people and trigger one honestly. I know I hated in Emerald where you could walk between three people and only trigger a double...lol See, I was wanting triple battles before generation IV was even here, let alone V!

Overlord Drakow
February 22nd, 2012, 5:23 PM
I liked the rotation battles more. Just the concept behind it really intrigued me.