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Does anyone here not competitively battle?

Discussion in 'Poképolls' started by G_Demarkis, Jan 28, 2013.

  1. I don't battle competitively, if there is already a thread on this, then close or move it. I want to know if you do too.
     
  2. Iris Mist

    Iris Mist Hylian Princess

    I don't battle competitively either. I also don't care about EVs and IVs. I play for the sake of playing and that's it. I'm not saying I'll never try competitive, I'm just not into it right now.
     
  3. Mefista

    Mefista I hate fujoshi

    Me. I just play and train pokemon I like, I don't care about evs ivs and all the whatevers
     
  4. Ditto B1tch

    Ditto B1tch Well-Known Member

    Up to Elite Four I don't care about EV's, but I care about natures. Then I could say that until Elite Four I don't play competitively.

    Without caring about IV's, EV's and natures I'd have a hard time at frontier battles, which are very competitive.
     
  5. blaze boy

    blaze boy Aka SamuraiDon

    That would be more do with the A.I being a cheap cheater that always have hax on their side.
     
  6. EliJolesy

    EliJolesy Well-Known Member

    Every time on this forum people talk about Pokemon with perfect natures or EV or IV and my eyes just glaze over. I have no understanding of it what so ever. It seems like it could be something fun to do and would be interesting. But I just can't wrap my head around it. I'm so used to compulsively over training my Pokemon that I don't worry about their natures or anything.
     
  7. PrismaticPrincessAnna

    PrismaticPrincessAnna I'll do my Lilliest

    I can REALLY relate. I'm like "WTF What's happenin' to teh world now?!" I love my PKMN just the way they are. My PKMN are just plain raised. Not EV'd or something with the shizzy IV stuff. I don't care about Natures and all that... well sometimes I do but that's some special occasions.

    9/10 of the time, I'm like "OOH A FEMALE MEOWTH!" *catches it then trains it* That's it. That's how I am. I care about the gender 98%.

    I can just go far on Frontier Battles, that's it, nya~
     
  8. BunniBear4

    BunniBear4 Pokémon Trainer

    I don't particularly, but I do look out for natures if breeding. I also have EV trained two Pokemon, a Braviary and my shiny Chadelure. Both were on my Black waiting to go to Black 2 so I decided to EV train them in the meantime because I was getting bored of waiting for the new game. So basically, I understand the EV and Iv aspect of competitive battling, I just choose not to.
     
  9. Iris Mist

    Iris Mist Hylian Princess

    That sounds just like me. I do want to understand though, I've tried to understand, but like you, I can't wrap my head around it. I should try myself one of these days to see if I can win :)
     
  10. Honeyichigo

    Honeyichigo The manliest

    Sometimes I care about EVs (the cafe and dojo at JA make that very easy) and usually I care about natures, but I don't do competitive. My attempts at the in-game battle facilities usually devolve into me making the most broken hacks I can think of (Sturdy Shedinja, anyone?) and seeing how the game responds to them.
     
  11. Pikachu Fan Number Nine

    Pikachu Fan Number Nine Don't Mess wit Texas

    I don't do it either. To me it's a waste of time.
     
  12. Arlo

    Arlo ...and so on...

    I don't battle competitively - I just play the games. However, I DO care about natures and IVs and EVs, and go out of my way to find Pokemon who are well-suited to what they're going to end up doing and to train them so that they're as good at it as possible. If I'm going to expect them to battle for me, I figure that's the least I can do.
     
  13. I don't battle competitively. I don't give a care about natures, stats, or genders. I just use my favorites, I'll still battle my friends or sister though.
     
  14. Jdrawer

    Jdrawer ...

    Same, but I don't breed.

    I guess you could say I'm competitive in game?
     
  15. ZombifiedHorror1031

    ZombifiedHorror1031 Well-Known Member

    I don't battle competitively, but I do go out of my way to attain good natures, IVs, and EVs. For example, I'll catch Dittos with a flawless stat in, say, Attack or Speed. Stick a Power Bracer on a Ditto/parent with a flawless Attack stat and poof, you have a baby Pokemon with a flawless Attack stat.

    I can feel the difference when you have one Pokemon that is properly EV trained and which has a beneficial nature when compared to something with a neutral nature or that has sporadic EV investment.

    All this talk of not understanding how to EV train is kind of surprising, considering you can literally just bring up a list of Pokemon that give respective EV points. Serebii even divides it up by HP, Attack, Defense, Special Attack, Special Defense, and Speed. Knock out a Lillipup and get 1 Attack EV. Knock out 252 of them and you have 252 Attack EVs. Knock out 252 Rattata and you have 252 Speed EVs. 510 EVs in total can be gained per Pokemon. Some Pokemon give more or less EV points per battle than others, and some items (Power Items) make the process go even faster.

    I breed and raise my Pokemon so they have natures and stats beneficial to their individual build, I can feasibly break into competitive battling right now if I wanted to, but I do not care to. I've been playing since 1998 and I'll probably only ever battle against friends.
     
    Last edited: Jan 28, 2013
  16. Zachmac

    Zachmac Crystalline Guardian

    I'm surprised so many non-competitive players actually go out of their way to get IVs/Natures.

    If you don't play competitively, I've always seen it as inferior to plain level grinding.
     
  17. ZombifiedHorror1031

    ZombifiedHorror1031 Well-Known Member

    Personally, I do it for two reasons. Typically, I need to beat something like the Battle Frontier/Battle Subway/World Championships so I can buy a move or item. If my Pokemon cannot perform its task, be it hitting as hard as possible or tanking as best it can, my endeavors may well be a waste of time. I don't want to get to the 20th match on the Singles Train just to lose the 21st because [insert Pokemon here] has a terrible nature.

    The second reason is that, while I do not care to battle competitively at the current time, that may well change in the future. If I decide to try a tournament or just some random battle online, I'll have a group ready to use.
     
  18. firerank9

    firerank9 Aura All-Star

    If I battle in an online tournament, it's because I just want to gain battle exp and knowledge about how people battle. However, I REALLY dislike EV training and IV's, and I like math!
     
  19. Smoke Monster

    Smoke Monster Well-Known Member

    If by competitive battling you mean go to tournaments and battle, then no I don't. But, I do train my pokemon and do wi fi battles.
     
  20. Arlo

    Arlo ...and so on...

    Huh. I'm exactly the opposite. I see using beneficial natures and EV training as in all ways superior to level-grinding, as evidenced by the fact that I can just play through the games with minimal grinding (not counting EV-training as "grinding," since it's generally on low level pokemon and it's rare that anyone other than a baby actually gains levels doing it) and generally beat all trainers and leaders fairly easily, and that even though my pokemon are fairly notably UNDER-leveled. (I just swept Skyla's gym in B2 with a team with levels ranging from 25 to 30 - her underlings all have pokemon of level 32 or 33 and hers are 37 and 39). Along with paying attention to type advantage, it really does make that much difference. And, to me, it just makes the game that much more enjoyable to use actual strategy instead of just overleveled brute force.

    To each their own though...
     

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