OK, so... popping in. Kind of a deep (?) question here, but I'll try my best to explain the situation briefly haha. So I'm just starting to develop interest in the official metagames. For the past almost decade, I've been investing my competitive Pokemon time in the singles metagame, and unawarely steered into the unofficial singles metagame that is being held up majorly by this community. I take pride in my experience with the unofficial singles metagame, but now I'm interested in starting fresh and hop on the official metagames instead. I see three immediate barriers before me: it's doubles, the stat calculations are different, and.... it's doubles. The difference in clauses I think can also fall in the "it's doubles" problem I guess. Problem is, I only developed interest like literally a few hours ago. With XY releasing just 5 days ago and its massive changes, I'm extremely anxious as to how I should actually begin studying VGC at this very moment. For one, I'm happy that the big changes means that it'll be easier for me to catch up. On the other hand, I also fear that whatever catching up I might do will become obsolete because the XY metagame is still pretty much up in the air. It's a dilemma I have. Regardless of whatever I felt however, I'm still going to try and get as much knowledge/experience/whatever I can to quickly get the competency in the new metagame. Is it still advisable to get some experience in VGC'13 right now to get a boost to ready up for XY? What should I start with? I've just been reading up on quite a number of VGC and Doubles articles/Pokemon specific startegies and team building, and I'm not sure when to hop on the simulators to try stuff out, and what procedure I should be using for my learning process. P.S. I... I'll worry about IV Breeding/hunting/RNG later when XY is set in stone hahahaha.