Official Pokemon Tournaments, An Opinion
Im far from a newb, but not thee MOST proficient player either, when it comes to competitive Pokemon battles. Knocking off the dust from my 3DS, I entered the February International Challenge. My first time doing this.
Apparently i didn't read carefully to the banned list of Pokemon, just assuming that all Legendaries were on it. WRONG. And that's my fault. But its such a shame that the Legionaries that are legal are also EXTREMELY abused. It wasn't a matter of "I wonder what team I'll be facing" rather it became "I wonder what order THIS SAME TEAM will come out in." I understand the competitiveness to win, but to throw your standards out the window & be a sell-out cornball who fails to differentiate from the pack? Why play?
I remember finally getting to the final Elite Four member in my Silver Version, and after beating Karen, she says "Strong Pokémon. Weak Pokémon. That is only the selfish perception of people. Truly skilled trainers should try to win with their favorites. I like your style. You understand what's important. Go on — — the Champion is waiting."
A quote that stayed with me for years. And so that's what I do, I battle using teams of Pokemon that I like or find interesting. It keeps it fun. Opposed to dreading ANOTHER Landorus/Thunderus/Terrakion, etc.
But to each his own. Its sad when the fun is taken out of something you love. Perhaps why the Official Tournaments are a joke as well (or so I read). What do you think?
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