BAMF wrote:your links have been blocked by Gamefaqs. get some new ones and i might think about listening to your opinion.
What do you mean? The links were from Gamefaqs. Doesn't matter anyway, I guess I'm going to have to do a semi-long post to explain it to you then.
For starters, in the later versions in Pokemon, more specifically, Ruby and Sapphire, Pokemon were given personality traits. Traits had an effect on stats, so for example, depending on what trait you had, your Pokemon could wind up having more attack, but less defense. This is one of the first steps to getting the best out of your Pokemon's stats. There are more advanced methods to maximising your Pokemon's stats, but I won't bother mentioning them.
Another thing that was included were abilities. Depending on the Pokemon, they were given characteristics that granted them abilities. For example, one Pokemon could increase their attack power if their health was low.
From Silver & Gold up to the current games, Pokemon can be given items. Items ranged from a variety of effects, from healing to boosting up moves. If used wisely, items could be used to create more advanced strategies and can be used in combinations with characteristics as well as certain Pokemon moves for more effectiveness.
Also, building your Pokemon's moveset depending on what you want them to do is the key to winning most battles competitive wise. Generally, if your Pokemon is supposed to be attacking in some sort of way, due to type advantage/disadvantges, you don't want to give a Pokemon all the same element of moves, for example, a Water Pokemon having all Water-type moves. What if it comes up against something that water is ineffective against? Switching Pokemon doesn't do that much good all the time.
Taking all those points into account, people can form a multitude of battle strategies. I would say more, but to be honest, it's extremely long winded and I don't want to get into it. I used to think Pokemon was pretty basic until my brother showed me the advanced stuff people came up with on the game.
Look, at the end of the day, it's your view. I'm not trying to ram this down your throat or anything, I'm just putting across my view of the game.
Cold Revolver wrote:I had fun with samurai showdown when I was a haha, good times.
Same here man, who did you use?