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Old September 7th, 2012 (2:54 PM).
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    I'm 18 and I usually use 4 walls 2 sweepers.
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    Old September 8th, 2012 (1:31 PM).
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    Back then i used super powerful pokemons, I only cared about doing the most damage and high stats (age 13). Now (age 16) I like to use unique pokemons that people don't normally use, such as Arcanine. I also have different sets of team.One being fire. Now I like to have mixed pokemons in my team, such as walls, offense, stallers.I also never like to use fighting type pokemons.I just don't like them xP Unless they're dual typed.
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    Old September 8th, 2012 (2:00 PM).
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    I'd have to say no, my age / the gen I grew up with, does not reflect my battling style (nor ability). But to say that age dictates your style, you kind of have to assign stereotypes to different ages (13- : clumsy, uneducated / 20+ : wise, collected) which couldn't be further from the truth. I'm 21, I've only been actively battling competitively for the better part of a year, and I've never developed any "maturity" in my battling. Where as some of the best competitors out there are well under my age.
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    Old September 8th, 2012 (9:55 PM).
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    I'm 20 now, and looking back at my battling strategies all the way to the first gen games, it hasn't really changed too much. Sure, I pay attention to type (dis)advantages now rather than just using my favorite Pokemon, and I will use some status-inflicting moves rather than having 4 attacks, but in general, my strategy has always been to do the most amount of damage in the least amount of time. So regarding my age, no, I don't think it really reflects my battling style.
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    Old September 11th, 2012 (8:51 PM).
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      More a experience thing then age I think when I was less experienced I used quite offensive teams and baton pass a lot as I became more experienced I focused on balanced to stallish teams that have much higher levels of synergy.
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      Old September 13th, 2012 (9:27 AM).
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        I grew up on 1st generation,
        My tactics are essentially the peda.gogy of stalling.
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        Old September 29th, 2012 (3:52 AM).
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          When I was younger I would just use Groudon, Kyogre, Rayquaza, Giratina, Infernape and my Level 100 Blaziken, hoping for a super effective or OHKO hit. Now I'm 13, I use different styles.
          My Snorlax in HGSS single handedly took down a Regice, Regirock and Registeel, all at my level by using rest and Giga Impact. I like using raw power, with Pokemon like Blaziken, Aggron and Lucario.
          Another thing is being a nuisance(A la Emolga and Raichu). Raichu and Emolga both know Double Team and Thunder Wave, with the latter being taught Swagger as well. When I replayed Emerald, I made sure my Lairon used Iron Defence all the time. It took pathetic damage from even the most super effective moves.
          I also make sure my Pokemon have STAB moves and at least some type coverage(My Salamence knows Flamethrower, my Blaziken knows Earthquake, my Lucario knows Crunch...)
          In general, I'm an offensive player, with quite a few aces up my sleeve.
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          Old January 3rd, 2013 (5:56 PM).
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            age certainly effected my play style. when i was younger at 7ish i used to go for the hardest hitting moves i could find for my pkemon. i would never use support moves or stat reduce and boost moves and i didn't take type advantages into account. now however i usually have 2 decent moves for attacking, 1 stat damage or boost move, and then one move that can counter a weakness.
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            Old January 3rd, 2013 (6:01 PM).
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              I'm 19 and I'm a mediocre battler...

              Competitive battling makes my head spin. @_@ People come with with intense strategies right down to the EV's/IV's and getting that right Hidden Power move....

              Battling isn't really my jam. Hahah!
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              Old January 5th, 2013 (4:47 PM).
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                Personally I think it is not influenced by age. If you consider it... Every has a battle style based on their personality and attitude. For example, I have a temper, and can be kinda forceful... i am a fairly jolly person... like with a temper like mine... I just think about moves that will hurt the foe. But that is just my opinion.

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                Old January 5th, 2013 (5:06 PM).
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                Well, when I was young during Generation 1 there wasn't really a competitive scene. All of my Pokemon pretty much had 4 attacking moves, sometimes of the same type. The only support move I recall using back then was Recover, and I don't think Hidden Power or anything like that was around then.

                It's really hard for me to answer this though, because movepools were really shallow in Gen 1 and Steel/Dark didn't exist (Dragon was almost non-existent too). No abilities, no natures, no items..etc..

                But now that I think about it, there are older people who don't really use well-developed strategies in today's metagame as well as young people. I think time devoted to studying the metagame has like, 95%, of the impact on the someones play style and strategy rather than age.
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                Old January 7th, 2013 (12:50 AM).
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                  Ive been trying to say the exact statement but you put this in a better way. Once you get to the game mechanics your play style changes.
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                  Old January 7th, 2013 (2:51 AM).
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                    Back before I discovered PO,(I was 9 then)
                    I only used legendaries such as Arceus,reshiram,zekrom and mewtwo.
                    Then after a few weeks.I tried OU,then I saw other people's battling style unfamiliar,
                    I tried to copy it,
                    then I discovered competitive battling,and I got attached to it.
                    It's a huge part of my life now.
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                    Old January 8th, 2013 (3:06 PM).
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                      I am 20, not to much older than yourself! but my batteling style has become much more serious, im not about raw power like when i was younger, much strategy and thought goes into any team i make i always have to win.

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                      Old January 19th, 2013 (3:47 AM).
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                      I'm 20, but I'm a sort-of noob at battles.

                      I do plan on improving and eventually get involved in the big battles on the server. My main battling style is to go with what my current ego is, since I sometimes get a little aggressive I tend to use sweepers a lot.
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