Smogon is a wonderful site...
If you are familiar with the competitive battling scene that is. You can't battle competitively until you beat the game. Therefore, this site is worthless unless you can beat the game. I think we should include brief in-game guides for those beginners. Such a guide does not need to be very long. For example, a guide for Gym 1 in Pokemon Platinum can be as short as this:
If you have a level 10 or higher Piplup or Turtwig, this battle will be a breeze. Chimchar players may want to evolve Chimchar so Monferno can 2HKO all of Roark's Pokemon with Mach Punch. Alternatively, you can use a Machop.