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Battle Points - Why not have online battles reward them?

Discussion in 'General Pokémon Discussion' started by Banebdjetet, Sep 11, 2019 at 11:04 PM.

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  1. Banebdjetet

    Banebdjetet Pokemon Scientist

    I've been creating competitive VGC teams since BW, and I've never understood why battle points are rewarded solely for in-game events when the main reason that many people grind for them is to get items necessary for competitive play?

    Why not have online Battle Spot battles reward with Battle Points? Some nominal amount for a loss, but more for a win (maybe based on the ranking of the opponent?) That way the more you battle other trainers, the more stuff you can unlock to create more teams. The in-game battle events can still reward some, if taking that away is a big deal, but it's sad that competitive play has no in-game reward to encourage you to battle more.
     
  2. Sceptile Leaf Blade

    Sceptile Leaf Blade Nighttime Guardian

    I guess because if you're not battling online for fun, why are you even there? It's supposed to be the fun part of battling compared to the boring in-game AI opponents. I don't think online battling should turn into a grind, it's bad enough in the competitions with the special rewards already with plenty of people only entering with their Popplio and Pikipek teams.
     
  3. Banebdjetet

    Banebdjetet Pokemon Scientist

    I don't think it necessarily has to be a grind, it would just be nice for it to feed its own scene. You beat the game, breed/catch a basic team to get online and start competing. Using that team, you save up a little BP to get the items/mega stones for your next idea. I think that sounds nice! I would contest that there should be more items available with BP that can help the competitive scene too, like the ability to change nature, change to hidden ability, change IVs, and even make some legendaries re appear in-game. These items could cost a fair amount of BP but would give you something to save/battle for.

    The structured online tournaments that give a specific pokemon or item for just participating should have a new system too, I agree. There should be some impetus to actually bring a competitive team.
     
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