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    When playing on Showdown/PO, what's your favorite style of play? Balanced, hyperoffensive, stall or Baton Pass?

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    First post yay!

    Anyways, I have favorite playstyles for every tier.

    OU: Balanced. In this freaking complex place, Balanced for me is super easy and very fun to use. 'Nuff said.
    Ubers: By far my favorite tier. Hyper Offense if probably my favorite playstyle here, as there are so many pokemon with so much wallbreaking potential. (Latios, Reshiram, Kyogre, etc.) The sheer damage output is amazing and who doesnt like smashing Arceus' around?
    RU: Ummm I would say Semi-Stall. There aren't many hard hitters in RU besides that CB Entei, so semi-stall teams can be used quite successfully, and the "semi" part of the team can be used to put offensive pressure on the opponent if need be.
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    Though it is hardly the style with which I am most successful, my favorite playstyle, at least in the Übers tier, is SmashPass.
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    Hm...I prefer to play balanced, but leaning toward more offensive. Good for maintaing major offensive pressure, but still taking hits.
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    Anything but Stall. I hate using and facing stall teams, not gonna lie :]



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    I like balance because I feel it matches up decently against other playstyles. Also it is easier to have less weaknesses when you have scarfers to remove threats and defensive pokemon to wall them.
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    My favorite playstyle is sand offense. TTar is just too good. Rain stall is somewhere up there too.
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    I haven't played in a while, but when I did play I loved bulky offense; using Pokemon to sponge up hits and retaliate hard was really fun


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    Usually I play offense, but with a defensive part in the team, a sole wall to take the powerful blows. One team though is pure offense, so every 2 turns a poke on either side is beaten :3 Stall is something I simply can't, but a well built and played stall team I also can't defeat.
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    Smashpass annoys people much....so it's my favorite
    Even if it's the most disatvantaged playing style
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    I enjoy using gimmicky teams, such as Gravity + TR (side note, TR Specs Gyara did really well on that team).

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    For my playstyle, I prefer versatility.

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    HO, SmashPass, and Anti-Meta in OU, HO in UU, don't do RU, and Trick Room in NU. Ubers sucks.
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    Aaahhhh good ol' Balanced. Nice, clean, simple, I love it. -w-




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    I tend to just go with balanced teams in most tiers the majority of the time, although I have enjoyed playing with many other team archetypes in the past. In PU, though, I absolutely love offense with Custap Pineco. Just toss down Stealth Rock and a layer of Spikes or two and go berserk with sweepers. I've played under several different alts on the PU ladder and so far the variations of this team have done extremely well. Perhaps it's just that the PU ladder is so new and full of people just trying crazy stuff for fun, but I've found that even many well-built teams have a lot of trouble handling all the sweepers with hazards down, so the team ladders pretty easily.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Divine Retribution View Post
    Ubers sucks.
    Best post ever.

    Anyway, looks like people really hate stall.

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    I have found stall to be incredibly amusing when you have a good team


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    Anything really. But usually offensive primarily I guess. I hate slow moving strategies. Not because they are bad but just because I will just get bored if the battle goes on forever ´ー` Also I can not think of one good stall team I ever made. Just not for me. I am a big fan of the offensive powerhouses because they get the job done faster. So then I can get the battle done faster I guess ´ー`

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    My favorite playstyle is probably stall, either that or balanced with some random NU Pokemon thrown on for the ride
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    Stall has to be my favourite playstyle. It is in my opinion a fairly effective playstyle in the current metagame. plus the rage quits make laddering more entertaining. If i dont use stall my 2nd option has to be bulky offense


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    Offensive for sure, but with much more value to speed than normal, and LOTS of scouting with U-Turn/Volt Switch.
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    My favorite style is definitely offensive. I don't have the patience for stalling my opponents, but I give those who stall respect for their strategies and patience.
    Not to say my offensive style comes without some sort of strategy in itself.

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    a baton passing team still has to be one of my favorites, never really been a fan of weather based teams

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    Definitely Balanced with at least 2 defensive pivots and 2 sweepers/semi-sweepers.

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    Defensive stall

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