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    I don't see why stuff like Pokemon Showdown would change though, so you can always just have comp there

    I'm not happy with the lack of pokemon either but sometimes the complaints feel worse than it might actually be, and Gamefreak isn't going to delay their game anyway

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    There is possibility that pokemon that you usually use suddenly removed and it's hard to look for pokemon with different type but with the same capability
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    I can't believe eviolite, the item that enables 50% of the pokemon in the game to have meme potential, is fucking dead.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ratman View Post
    I can't believe eviolite, the item that enables 50% of the pokemon in the game to have meme potential, is fucking dead.
    WHAT!?

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    Well it doesn't exist in the new games and only exists as part of showdown meta thanks to reverse compatibility, and that's out of the window, so you can say goodbye to this gameplay-complexity enhancing tool just like a few hundred other ones.

    I mean, maybe they'll bring some of those back, but since 'nobody wants battle frontier' I'm very doubtful they care. /ss/ meta is going to be about as fresh as first gen.

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    Does nature matter much in competitive game?
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    Quite a bit, especially speed nature when it's relevant. You actively think about the enemy's EVs and whole stats rather than nature, but nature is an important part of it. Aside of a way to maximize stats, it also presents a way to minimize stats for something like gyro ball or making the mon hit itself in confusion as softly as possible.

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    What stats to reduce hits itself by confusion?
    I usually settle with neutral since looking for pokemon with the right nature is very hard

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    Ah curse (regis move) and gyro ball can be deadly combination
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    Its a 40BP Normal physical attack of the mon to itself, so if you're going to use a move that confuses you, low atk and high def helps. Meanwhile, Outrage is physical, so you have to consider that the mon will already be high attack and the confusion will be more dangerous. This is also the point of Swagger: It doubles your attack and confuses you, so you hit yourself harder.

    There's a certain baseline at 100 base speed, which a lot of midrange pokemon happen to have. Speed nature on an average speed mon is pretty big deal, since it dictates whether you go first or not against another mon that's not explicitly slow and fast, like with two starters going up against each other.

    It's kind of pointless trying to craft the perfect pokemon in the actual game though imo, Showdown's hypermeta is its own world.

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    Getting the right IVs and Nature is such a pain in the main games that other alternatives are usually made for it

    though now that bringing pokemon over from previous games isn't an option, that'll suck again

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ratman View Post
    Its a 40BP Normal physical attack of the mon to itself, so if you're going to use a move that confuses you, low atk and high def helps. Meanwhile, Outrage is physical, so you have to consider that the mon will already be high attack and the confusion will be more dangerous. This is also the point of Swagger: It doubles your attack and confuses you, so you hit yourself harder.

    There's a certain baseline at 100 base speed, which a lot of midrange pokemon happen to have. Speed nature on an average speed mon is pretty big deal, since it dictates whether you go first or not against another mon that's not explicitly slow and fast, like with two starters going up against each other.

    It's kind of pointless trying to craft the perfect pokemon in the actual game though imo, Showdown's hypermeta is its own world.
    Oooh ok thnks. You mean it's useless in the game story but important when you want to go toe to toe with other players?
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    Pretty much, pokemon games are really easy unless you're doing a nuzlocke, or the game has a proper postgame up to lvl 100 like Emerald or HGSS, and even in the latter case you should be fine with your favourites.

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    I see. But I really want to see competitive match, how cruel it is. Do you think there's still people playing ORAS?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Zurvan View Post
    I don't see why stuff like Pokemon Showdown would change though, so you can always just have comp there

    I'm not happy with the lack of pokemon either but sometimes the complaints feel worse than it might actually be, and Gamefreak isn't going to delay their game anyway
    The lack of official Gen 8 models and coding MIGHT affect Showdown in some way, and outside Showdown, there will definitely be an effect.

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    I see. But I really want to see competitive match, how cruel it is. Do you think there's still people playing ORAS?
    Just watch old VGC matches. They're everywhere on YouTube and such.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zurvan View Post
    Getting the right IVs and Nature is such a pain in the main games that other alternatives are usually made for it

    though now that bringing pokemon over from previous games isn't an option, that'll suck again
    I'm pretty sure RNG manipulation is how most pros do it these days.
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    The meta's gonna be a complete clusterfuck if they omit some powerful pokes that check other powerful pokes that are left in. I can't really predict what'll come, but it could be more drastic than the change from gen 5 to gen 6 competitive.
    Oh, for sure. It will be interesting to see what happens.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Knight of Rebellion13 View Post
    I see. But I really want to see competitive match, how cruel it is. Do you think there's still people playing ORAS?
    I'm still playing ORAS! Competitively though... nah.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Deathhappens View Post
    I'm still playing ORAS! Competitively though... nah.
    ORAS is fire. Pretty sure the Gen 6 ORAS meta is alive somewhere. After all, people still play Gen 1-3 meta, so of course people still play Gen 6.
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    Owwh nice! I hope it won't die after sword and shield released

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    Quote Originally Posted by Deathhappens View Post
    I'm still playing ORAS! Competitively though... nah.
    Are there still pokemon that I need to trade before they can evolve like Graveler to Golem, Machoke to Machamp, Kadabra to Alakazam or I only need levelling them now?
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    It won't. That being said, I think Smogon/Showdown will be more drastically affected than VGC with the loss of the National Dex, since VGC usually has to deal with no National Dex in the first year of a new gen. That being said, it will be increasingly hard to breed desirable egg moves among other things.
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    Ah yes, there's breed moves too heh.... Damn why the hell I increase my list of gacha games instead of playing this right away

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    Btw why the hell is ORAS so fucking easy.... Emerald was much harder. Brawley has lv19 Makuhita, Roxanne has lv16 nosepass, Walter has lv 26(?) Manetric back in emerald. Now I can just solo the entire gym with one pokemon
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