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Old June 20th, 2013 (12:09 AM).
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    Join Date: Jun 2012
    Gender: Male
    Nature: Jolly
    Posts: 209
    It's okay man, keep trying. I didn't know what I was doing starting off and lost in everything from wifi to online simulator play. The key to getting better is to try different teams and to get used to teams that you are good with. Learn the metagame- that is key. Learn good matchups. Find a niche. Are you an offensive player or are you better on the defensive end. If you're offensive, go for an offensive full attack team. If defensive, go more for a stall team. Personally, I do better with stall teams but I really like offensive teams as well.

    Use smogon or this site to try to find a good team. Then experiment, switch out Pokemon in that team. Here's a pretty good tailwind team:

    Whimsicott @ Yache Berry
    Ability: Prankster
    Calm (+SpD -Atk)
    EVs: (HP 252, Def 104, SpD 152)
    Helping Hand

    Mienshao @ Bug Gem
    Ability: Inner Focus
    Calm (+Spe -SpA)
    EVs: (Atk 252, Spe 252, HP 4)
    Hi Jump Kick
    Fake Out

    Durant @ Life Orb
    Ability: Swarm
    Adamant (+Atk -SpA)
    EVs (Atk 252, Spe 252, HP 4)
    Rock Slide
    Iron Head

    Chandelure @ Focus Sash
    Ability: Flash Fire
    Timid (+Spe -Atk)
    EVs (SpA 252, Spe 252, HP 4)
    Heat Wave
    Shadow Ball

    Hydreigon @ White Herb
    Ability: Levitate
    Timid (+SpA -Atk)
    EVs (SpA 252, Spe 252, HP 4)
    Fire Blast
    Draco Meteor
    Dark Pulse

    Jellicent @ Choice Scarf
    Ability: Water Absorb
    Timid (SpA 252, Spe 252, HP 4)
    EVs (SpA 252, Spe 252, HP 4)
    Water Spout
    Shadow Ball
    Ice Beam
    Energy Ball

    If you don't have an online simulator like Pokemon Online or Pokemon Showdown I suggest you get one. These two programs have really helped me out with competitive battling.