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Resource Learning Resources for Beginners - SM Edition

Discussion in 'Battling 101' started by Plus, Apr 29, 2017.

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    Not everybody needs a tutor right off the bat. 95% of the time, becoming a good battler means taking the initiative to learn the competitive scene yourself. Remember that Battling 101 is targeted primarily towards players who already have played competitively for a good amount of time.

    If you are a beginner and would like to get started learning a new metagame, here are some helpful resources to help you get started without the need of a tutor. I will update this thread periodically with new content as needed.






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    • Competitive FAQ: For a basic crashcourse on Natures, EVs, IVs, and competitive jargon for those completely new to all things competitive Pokemon.
    • Damage Calculator: Useful for building spreads, sets, and decision making during battles.
    • Usage Statistics: A database of usage statistics from Pokemon Showdown! for every format sorted by month.
    • Tournaments Forum: The best way to practice against skilled competition on Smogon.
    Last edited: Oct 2, 2017
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