ARCHIVED: Battle Center This forum is designed for all of your Pokémon battling needs! The main forum is meant for discussions, battle requests, battle logs, and other threads related to battling. Look to the sub-forums for events and team help.

 
 
Thread Tools
  #1    
Old September 8th, 2011 (9:06 AM).
Forever's Avatar
Forever Forever is offline

SACRED FIRE

  • Moderator
  • Crystal Tier
  • EOEvent Organizer
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Queensland
Age: 25
Gender: Female
Nature: Bold
Posts: 35,415

So we were all young and foolish at one point, actually, for some (aka me) not that long ago.

Whether you play competitively or just battle occasionally, what are some of the unusual ideas you may have had in regards to battling in general, or things you've done that you might now say "God what was I thinking?" For example putting just an oran berry on all your Pokemon or thinking that ghost attacks worked on normal types, or even something as simple as not taking abilities of any Pokemon into account..

Share your experiences!

__________________


Celebrating Gold and Silver's Upcoming Virtual Console Release!
moderator of the following games
[ ]


Relevant Advertising!

  #2    
Old September 8th, 2011 (9:08 AM).
Livewire's Avatar
Livewire Livewire is offline
  • Platinum Tier
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Sunnyshore City
Gender: Male
Nature: Adamant
Posts: 14,265

Well there's always the good 'ol days where you though your Charizard would suck without 4 STAB Fire moves.

__________________

  #3    
Old September 8th, 2011 (9:11 AM). Edited September 24th, 2011 by champagnepapi.
champagnepapi's Avatar
champagnepapi champagnepapi is offline
exile
  • Gold Tier
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: new england
Gender: Male
Nature: Adamant
Posts: 1,796

Along with what Live said, I remember thinking Blissey was some undefeatable wall, because I kept hitting it with Special Attacks and it just kept tanking them. I also remember getting swept by Scarf Heatran and thought it was uncounterable, luckily, Blissey proved this belief wrong.

__________________


paired to kaori & vrai

  #4    
Old September 8th, 2011 (9:12 AM).
Folly~ Folly~ is offline
     
    Join Date: Jul 2011
    Location: N/A
    Age: 20
    Posts: 47

    Well, not so much a dumb moment for me, but a "WTF!?!?" moment of what was I thinking: When a Flygon used Dig, and my EQ still missed it.

    So, in short, the time when I found out that Dig doesn't cancel out Levitate while underground.

    Also, I used to think that Water beat Fighting for whatever reason. Guess it was because my Marshtomp beat Brawly so easily.

      #5    
    Old September 8th, 2011 (9:22 AM).
    Gilgαmesh
    Guest
       
      Posts: n/a

      Lets just say I kinda sucked at Pokemon synergy back then.

        #6    
      Old September 8th, 2011 (9:40 AM).
      River's Avatar
      River River is offline
      Ninjah Penguin <3
         
        Join Date: Sep 2011
        Age: 23
        Posts: 39

        The second I got Pearl version, I decided I was some battling genius and ran out onto wifi with my pitiful team of untrained, in-game NFE pokemon. I got massacred u.u Don't judge me, I'd never battled competitively before then. Oh, those sweet noobish days when I thought having a level 100 pokemon made you cool :3

          #7    
        Old September 8th, 2011 (9:56 AM).
        Yoshikko's Avatar
        Yoshikko Yoshikko is offline
        the princess has awoken while the prince sleeps on
        • Crystal Tier
         
        Join Date: Jul 2011
        Gender: Other
        Nature: Hasty
        Posts: 3,041

        Since I always used to think that Gyarados was water/dragon, I always used Ice Beam on him, for two reasons as well: 2x on dragon of course, but I thought that it was 2x on water as well, because I thought that the Ice would freeze the water. I also never realised that Gengar was poison type as well, which made me think that psychic was supper effective on ghost, and then I didn't understand why I'd get killed by psychic types lol.

        I thought that 'physical' meant where the Pokémon would literally touch the opponent, and that made me think Earthquake was special. I also thought that the only item Pokémon should be having was Leftovers lol.

        __________________

          #8    
        Old September 8th, 2011 (10:28 AM).
        Squirrel's Avatar
        Squirrel Squirrel is offline

        D-I-N-O-S-A

        • Crystal Tier
         
        Join Date: Sep 2011
        Location: England
        Age: 23
        Gender: Male
        Nature: Quirky
        Posts: 9,512

        Always seem to mess up type effectiveness... Always assume that ice is good against bug, fighting was bad against grass and since the first Generation messed up the typing, I've always thought pyschic was good against itself. :p

        __________________

          #9    
        Old September 8th, 2011 (10:35 AM).
        Vrai's Avatar
        Vrai Vrai is offline

        can you feel my heart?

        • Crystal Tier
         
        Join Date: Jun 2008
        Age: 23
        Gender: Male
        Nature: Adamant
        Posts: 2,893

        I distinctly remember being told that Steel was the best defensive type and I was adamant on making myself the best defensive team there was, so I used six Steel-types.

        And then I met Heatran.

        __________________

          #10    
        Old September 8th, 2011 (6:52 PM).
        Fairy's Avatar
        Fairy Fairy is offline

        リオレイア

        • Crystal Tier
         
        Join Date: May 2011
        Location: in the flowers
        Gender: Female
        Nature: Jolly
        Posts: 5,693

        I forgot to change Jellicent's ability to Water Absorb for a battle against Karpman after already knowing he was using Gyarados. ._____.;
        This is was like.. a couple days ago. lol

        But yeah, I had a Monotype team when I first started. Need I say more? D:

        __________________

        "Cherry Blossom Fire Wyvern"
        Threat Level (危険度):
        Hunter: Doux | MHGen HR 7★ Hub
        0018-4771-7651

          #11    
        Old September 16th, 2011 (4:55 PM).
        Mastamune's Avatar
        Mastamune Mastamune is offline
           
          Join Date: May 2011
          Gender: Male
          Posts: 12

          I used to think switching out pokemon was a cheap tactic.
          I used to think starters were the best pokemon to have on your team.
          I thought tanks were useless.
          I believed that boost moves were useless because they didn't do damage.
          Flamethrower was the best move in the game.
          I thought all flying pokemon should know fly.
          I used to think EV training took forever and ultimately wasn't worth it.

          Yep...was a noob.

            #12    
          Old September 23rd, 2011 (7:33 AM).
          Cassino's Avatar
          Cassino Cassino is offline
             
            Join Date: Oct 2006
            Nature: Serious
            Posts: 7,755

            I keep thinking Porygon is typeless, then it gets powned by a fighting move.

              #13    
            Old September 24th, 2011 (11:12 AM).
            Perriechu's Avatar
            Perriechu Perriechu is offline
            no more sad songs
            • Gold Tier
             
            Join Date: Apr 2009
            Location: England
            Age: 21
            Gender: Male
            Nature: Modest
            Posts: 4,109

            Well, lets see;

            - Thought Psychic moves were supereffective on Ghost-types. (Thanks, Gengar)
            - Didn't know Electric moves affected Rock-types.
            - I also didn't know Poison types were useless against Steel-types.

            Yeah I was a noob when it came to types. ):

            __________________

            twittertumblr ☂ 1349-6159-4149

             
            Quick Reply

            Sponsored Links
            Thread Tools

            Posting Rules
            You may not post new threads
            You may not post replies
            You may not post attachments
            You may not edit your posts

            BB code is On
            Smilies are On
            [IMG] code is On
            HTML code is Off

            Forum Jump


            All times are GMT -8. The time now is 4:03 AM.