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PostSubject: The art of competitive battling   Mon Aug 15, 2011 1:30 pm


An analysis of competitive battling by Mirage
A guide written completely by Mirage.




FAQs
Q. What exactly is competitive battling?
A. Competitive battling, as opposed to casual, is loosely seen as higher-level battling with the use of more efficient and effective strategies.

Q. Okay, but what exactly about the strategies?
A. Some things include more effective movesets, team synergy, the use of Pokemon for different roles, prediction, and countless other things.

Q. How can I increase my Pokemon's stats?
A. Through EV training, breeding for IVs, and natures.

Q. What is STAB?
A. STAB stands for Same-Type Attack Bonus. Basically, if the move you're using is the same type as the Pokemon using it, its base-power will be 50% stronger.

Q. What is base power?
A. Base power is how much damage a move will do. For example, flamethrower has a base power of 95. However, base power can be raised by things such as the ability Technician, the item Life Orb, or STAB.

Q. What are tiers?
A. Tiers are based off of the usage of a Pokemon competitively. This usage, is in turn, based off of how useful the Pokemon is. The only tier not determined by usage is Ubers, which is simply a banlist of Pokemon in the standard tier of OU (Overused). The basic tiers are: Never Used, Little Used, Underused, Borderline, Overused, and Ubers.

Q. What is coverage?
A. Coverage is how well your Pokemon is able to hit differently typed Pokemon. There's both super effective coverage, and neutral coverage. Aiming for neutral coverage is ideal.

Q. How can I start competitive battling?
A. If you read this guide, and follow through, then I'm sure you'll be on your way!

Roles:
 

Movesets:
 

Synergy:
 

Prediction:
 

Priority:
 

Helpful Links

Overused Banlist
Statistics on the most commonly used Pokemon
Serebii, lots of general and useful info
Bulbapedia, general Pokemon Encyclopedia
Basic EV training guide
Pokemon Online, a competitive battle simulator



Good luck in future battles.


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PostSubject: Re: The art of competitive battling   Mon Aug 15, 2011 1:35 pm

Thanks mirage for posting this, I am sure people will learn a lot.

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PostSubject: cool   Mon Aug 15, 2011 1:39 pm

Hey mirage this looks really good.

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PostSubject: Albert Einstein.....   Mon Aug 15, 2011 2:15 pm

Woah....this takes a smart man to do this intelligent chart! You must have lots of believes in this....
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PostSubject: Re: The art of competitive battling   Tue Aug 16, 2011 1:39 am

Mirage that looks absolutley pro and alot people i'm sure will learn from you.
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PostSubject: Re: The art of competitive battling   Tue Aug 16, 2011 2:04 am

By the way, the different spoiler tabs (Roles, Movesets, Synergy, Prediction, Priority) are clickable, in case anybody didn't know.
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PostSubject: Re: The art of competitive battling   Wed Aug 17, 2011 11:58 am

This is a great, informative article, and it's easy to understand. Thanks for posting this guide.
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