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View Poll Results: So, do you battle competitively?
No, never even tried 8 20.00%
I tried it and it wasn't my thing 8 20.00%
I battle, but not often 15 37.50%
I battle competitively often 9 22.50%
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Old September 20th, 2013 (7:58 PM).
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Occasionally? And only on Showdown. But I haven't done so in a long time other than random battles because I'm too lazy to build myself a team. I did enjoy myself though when I did have a few teams even if I lost most of the time because I fail at predicting the opponent's moves unless its by pure luck. But maybe someday I'll see about making a team to actually play with sometime. Don't know though.
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Old September 20th, 2013 (8:19 PM).
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    I've never seriously battled on my actual game, but I battle a fair amount on PokemonShowdown. I'd like to think I'm pretty decent, but I'm not the best even if I'd like to think I am and sometimes insist on that fact.
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    Old September 22nd, 2013 (12:40 AM).
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    Considering I know a fair amount of what does well in competitive battling and what doesn't, I gave up after a half-dozen battles, as I didn't find it that enjoyable. I still have a competitive ready team in HeartGold, I like dropping in Showdown for a randbat once and a while, and I love battling against others in person, but competitive battling just isn't for me.

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    Old September 22nd, 2013 (3:07 AM).
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      I love competitive battling. It's a lot of fun. I mostly battle in the NU tier, and I do pretty well. My favorite team, however, is in my sig, and that's my grass team. I participate in tournaments often and my grass team has brought home three tournament victories. I also do some OU tournaments, and I do decently, often making it into the semi-finals, but I have yet to win one of those tournaments. All in all, I know a lot of the meta game and it's one of the reasons I'm still into pokemon.
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      Old September 22nd, 2013 (11:58 AM).
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        Yes, I love competitive battling.
        Unfortunately, I haven't done as much of it as I'd like lately though.

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        Old September 24th, 2013 (8:24 PM).
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        I used to love playing competitive back in the times of Gen IV, but have stopped playing since I'm not a fan of the gen V meta.

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        Old September 24th, 2013 (8:30 PM).
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          I used to but not anymore since I found it pointless after a while. I can see why others like it though but honestly it only made my battles boring to where I stopped playing entirely before finding a new reason to play in challenges now.
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          Old September 25th, 2013 (8:13 AM).
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            I don't do it often but I love battling competitively. Even when my rear gets handed to me on a silver platter more often than not, I love training the Pokemon I befriended on my journey and use them against people from around the world.

            Nowadays people clone/hack Pokemon and try to make them with perfect IVs and all, but the most I do is EV train them after having bred them with the moves I want/need. Most of the ones I EV trained are Pokemon I captured, and nowadays I just EV train them and grind in Black Tower to raise my budget back to where it was before I EV train the next one. I don't care much for Natures unless it really hinders me (for example, Jolly female Ralts)
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            Old September 25th, 2013 (9:21 AM).
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            I don't really partake in competitive battling when it comes to battling NPCs in game because the levels are usually set in front of me, but I get a little more competitive if I'm competing with another player (either local and or wifi), and I'll definitely try my best to be competitive whenever I battle on Pokémon Showdown since usually the levels of those Pokémon are all set at Level 100 and because of move prediction as well.
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            Old September 25th, 2013 (12:50 PM).
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              I never did competitive battling. I know I couldn't beat anyone so I never tried
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              Old September 26th, 2013 (2:12 AM).
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                I play Pokemon Online every now and again, though I usually play ubers and sometimes lower tiers. I hardly ever play overused. I do plan on playing it on an actual game sometime soon

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                Old September 26th, 2013 (2:16 AM).
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                  I used to, but I haven't been serious with it since 2011 because I really dislike the community almost as much as the LoL community. Still got my VGC 2011 team on my White version, actually. I might get back into it at the beginning of gen 6 before decent metas are formed because it's like a competitive honeymoon period and you see some wild stuff.
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                  Old September 26th, 2013 (8:59 AM).
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                    I've tried doing it a couple times using Showdown to simulate battles and I found competitive pretty interesting. I would like to get back into it and do competitive battling a lot more than I currently do, but I do find it confusing sometimes with the choices of pokemon, moves, hold items, EVs, IVs, and other battle options.
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                    Old September 26th, 2013 (1:08 PM).
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                      Never really got into competitive battling. The most competitive battling I ever did was a Pokemon Tournament fundraiser we held at our school for one of our students with leukemia. It was a 25%/ 75% split for the winner.

                      I placed First, but not because I knew EVs or IVs. Just because I was the only one that paid attention to type advantages *I donated the majority of my earnings to the boy, I didn't need that money at the time*. So while I have never done the 'traditional' competitive battling, I have done some kind of competition with Pokemon.

                      Thought about actually going into the actual Competitive zones, but paying attention to EVs, IVs, Uber, etc. aspects, I decided I'll leave my battling to local events hosted by the community, and leave that to the people that actually can pay attention to it.
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                      Old September 26th, 2013 (1:51 PM).
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                        Nope, never have, and probably never will. I'm not a competitive person. I like co-operative challenges, where you work with others to achieve certain goals. In the end, I believe the only person I'm really competing with is myself.
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                        Old September 26th, 2013 (9:38 PM).
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                          I don't battle other people, but in the game, I'm like a fierce devil. >:3 I'll stomp, mash and punch anything which gets in my way... ehehehehehehehe!!! >:D

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