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Old January 20th, 2013 (4:01 PM).
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Musica Musica is offline
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    I assume that you're talking about competitive battling. It's not just being gimmicky, you can go mainstream (weather-ed team, weather-less, Trick Room, Trick team, Baton Pass, etc) as well. You just need to learn about the functionality of the Pokemon you use, their niche on your team, and how well they would perform for other Pokemon. With the current metagame (B2W2 or BW), there are a lot of new strategies (i.e., Dream World Abilities) added and it takes time to be familiar with all. You might be thinking twice of putting a status on a Conkeldurr fearing it might have Guts, but actually it had Iron Fist and stuff like that.