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I like pokemon and eveything, but never really got into the strategy of the game, cause all I do is play through the game, and beat the elite four which is a piece of cake. Just attack them again and again and use type matchups and youre good. Now though, since I'm getting pokemon white soon, I will be battling lots of people on here, so I need to know how to build a competitive team. Also movesets, and strategies would be greatly appreciated

 

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Go to smogon.com. They have a lot of threads about this stuff. Also, Go to gamefaqs.com, go to pokemon white guides, and use aragonbird's guide to compettitive battling.

 

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this is my biggest rule for building a competitive team. Use Pokemon you like, if you have a pokemon you really want on your team, but its not (as good) as other pokemon, you'll be able to find a way to make it work (my pokemon like that is Charizard, i dont care what anyone says, Charizard is awesome XD). anyone can make a team of Blisseys Skarmorys Salamences etc. but a good team is made of pokemon you like, thats what makes it special. hope this helps

 

P.S. www.serebii.net is also good for finding movesets and it has data for every pokemon (attacks, stats, etc)

 

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this is my biggest rule for building a competitive team. Use Pokemon you like, if you have a pokemon you really want on your team, but its not (as good) as other pokemon, you'll be able to find a way to make it work (my pokemon like that is Charizard, i dont care what anyone says, Charizard is awesome XD). anyone can make a team of Blisseys Skarmorys Salamences etc. but a good team is made of pokemon you like, thats what makes it special. hope this helps

 

P.S. www.serebii.net is also good for finding movesets and it has data for every pokemon (attacks, stats, etc)

^This. Smogon says Seviper's terrible, but mine's a freakin' beast! >:o Their tiers are based on usage though.

 

It's always good to build a team around Pokemon you like. It's best to learn about EV training & EV spreads, and to experiment with different spreads. Some sites will tell you to put 252/252/4 EVs in stats, but that same Pokemon could perform just as well, if not better, if you mix up the EVs a bit. :P

 

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Truer words have never been spoken. My Marowak and Lopunny combo tear through teams like crazy when given the chance. <img src="http://www.pokemontcg.com/javascripts/fckeditor/editor/images/smiley/png/devil_smile.png" alt="" />

 

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Pfft, I hate Smogon, never listen to those guys. Come on Blaziken as uber?

 

They expect us to never use them in Wifi battles.

 

Anyway, i am also building up a team in my white version

 

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Char's right! In one game, I had a Charizard and I beat a water gym with it.... it was awesome!!!!! and I used an Empoleon in my current game to defeat an ice gym and an electricity gym... which kinda shocked me lolz!

 

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Pfft, I hate Smogon, never listen to those guys. Come on Blaziken as uber?

 

They expect us to never use them in Wifi battles.

 

Anyway, i am also building up a team in my white version

Sorry but I think SB Blaziken is really overpowered if you don't have a Pokemon that knows Aqua Jet. D: SB Blaziken with Swords Dance & a bulky EV spread can be a pain to take down. :c

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All pokemon have a hidden EV value. When you knock them out, the pokemon and any other pokemon that participated get that vaule. I don't want to go into details, cause i am not excatly that knowlegdeable on the subject. There is a guide on Smogon. (Smogon has alot of stuff.)

 

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How do you EV Train?

You fight a certain Pokemon to raise an EV. Pokerus and Mach Brace double the EVs you get, while power items add 4 of a certain EV. For example, Lillipup gives 1 attack EV. If you use the Macho Brace, you get 2. The Power item for attack gets you 5 Attack EVs. Pokerus doubles the amount to 2(no item) 4(macho brace), or 10(power item for attack). Every 4 EVs boosts a stat by 1 point. A pokemon can have up to 255 EVs in a stat, & 510 total. But you should always put in an amount that is divisible by 4. Serebii has a guide that explains my summary much more clearly, if it helps.

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