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Old August 6th, 2012 (2:05 AM).
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Pretty much the title! Is it never knowing what the opponent has - the surprise factor, the fact that you like to be as creative as you can and see if that pays off, or is it for another reason? Share your thoughts!
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Old August 6th, 2012 (11:34 AM).
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    What keeps me entertained is the fact that i just started and the fact that you can be creative and make random teams.
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    Old August 6th, 2012 (11:37 AM).
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      I like the feeling of adaptation. When you see their pokemon and have to decide which one they are going to battle. And the feeling of getting out of a trap the other player has set. yeah. i like a lot about battling.
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      Old August 6th, 2012 (11:55 AM).
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        Trying out strategy after strategy to see what works best for me is what keeps me playing nowadays.
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        Old August 7th, 2012 (2:20 AM).
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        Imma reply to my own thread :3 as for me it's the challenge. I like being able to improve a team and do well with it and learn... issue is if I see the Pokemon too much in the same way I get sick of it - aka OU, so I guess what does matter for me mostly is the fact that there different things and that makes me want to battle.
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        Old August 7th, 2012 (7:45 AM).
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          The mind game.

          I'll use move X as he has Pokemon A out. Wait? What if he expects that and switches to Pokemon B to take that hit? Maybe move Y would be better? What if he stays in? Would switching to Pokemon C be the better move? What about using move z if he decides to do switch to Pokemon D, expecting Pokemon C. Maybe I should switch to Pokemon E. But what if I get paralyzed, or get hit critically? Then what would I do?

          Honestly, despite all the Pokemon hax >.<, it is this sort of interaction between the players that I find most enjoyable, the constant battle of prediction, strategy and in some cases the completely unexpected surprises you kept hidden to unleash at the opportune moment to take the game.
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          Old August 8th, 2012 (7:20 AM).
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            I love being able to create a strategy that's far from the norm on Smogon or wherever, and then to see my crazy ideas come together and actually work (or fail miserably). Making a team, losing a few times, realizing why, fixing the team... It's all a ton of fun.


            Although the most satisfying is setting up a few Dragon/Quiver Dances and crushing the opponents dreams. Mwahahaha.
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                I lost major interest because of all the butthurt fifteen-year-olds taking it way too seriously.
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                What keeps me interested is the sheer number of ways any person against me can win. If I find out that I'm losing for a particular reason, I have to balance my team around being able to eliminate that one threat.

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                  I guess it would have to be the various metagames in Pokemon. Last year I almost quit because everything was getting too bland and ordinary, but then I went to the VGC metagame, and it is soooo much more fun.
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                  Probably making new strategies. Or thinking how to make comback in dire situations =D Those aspects are what makes me continue to battle =D
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                  The people keep me battling. Since I don't spend too much time taking battling seriously, when I do battle, it's most likely with friends. We're able to have fun, laugh at stupid mistakes, then post silly battle logs. And all of that comes with its own set of rewards.
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                  Old September 8th, 2012 (6:13 AM).
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                  The fact that there is a tier that is actually quite balanced, despite being very offensive. Also the fact that I suck at it makes me want to battle more.
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