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  1. Noivern

    Does Electivire learn Electrify? I looked up the move and Bulbapedia, Serebii, and the discussion on the move in the singles forums all say that only Helioptile/Heliolisk learn it. Also, I don't think that it has priority either, in which case this strategy doesn't work considering that...
  2. Noivern

    Excuse my obliviousness, but I'm confused as to why boomburst isn't being given more serious consideration. Sure, it hits your partner, but couldn't you negate that by partnering Noivern with a ghost, or just having it's partner use protect? Protect seems to be a staple in doubles play, anyway...
  3. Transitioning from Singles to Doubles

    I consider myself a noob when it comes to competitive battling, but I prefer Doubles to Singles. I like the fast-paced nature and the lack of entry hazards, although I'm still rubbish at reading people. I started getting interested in learning the ropes of competitive battling in Black and White...
  4. VGC Ask a Simple Question, Get a Simple Answer - Mark II

    Not that I'm an expert or anything like that, but you should be looking for a theme. Maybe theme isn't the right word, but you should have an idea of what you want your team to accomplish and then what's needed for a team will change depending on that. If you're looking for something that's...
  5. VGC Ask a Simple Question, Get a Simple Answer - Mark II

    Thanks for the link! I wasn't sure how to actually check up on that stuff before... I wish they had it on the global link site, too. I was worried that was the case! I guess I meant in regards to both atmosphere and structure. From what I've heard the battles are done Swiss style, which makes...
  6. VGC Ask a Simple Question, Get a Simple Answer - Mark II

    Sorry for the super dumb question(s) in advance, but I want to ask about all the different IRL tournaments because I keep hearing terms being thrown around and I don't completely understand what they are. I've only been participating in wi-fi tournaments from the global link, but I hear people...
  7. VGC Ask a Simple Question, Get a Simple Answer - Mark II

    Thanks for all the help! I'm thinking I may as well go with 'top and see how it turns out. But, I ran into another problem in that case. I just hate it when a Pokemon ONLY learns moves in 4th gen! I never have a convenient way to do anything in 4th gen, but it seems like sucker punch is...
  8. VGC Ask a Simple Question, Get a Simple Answer - Mark II

    I've been rejiggering my team around, and I've come across a bit of a problem. I for sure want to include a fakeout user on my team, because from both experience and lurking around here, it seems that's just a smart thing to have. I was planning on using Hitmontop, since he was one of my...
  9. VGC Ask a Simple Question, Get a Simple Answer - Mark II

    Is there any point to using Politoed as anything other than a lead?
  10. VGC Ask a Simple Question, Get a Simple Answer - Mark II

    To be honest, I was considering Heatran as well, but I'm just worried about the rain teams that seem to be all over the place. I may need to completely revamp my team. I originally just wanted a hardy, tough steel type to be able to take dragon moves and dish out powerful moves in return...
  11. VGC Ask a Simple Question, Get a Simple Answer - Mark II

    Thanks. I had a feeling it was something like that... it looks like Metagross is just generally safer. What other Pokemon does Magnezone work well with, and what kind of specific support does it need to succeed? Also, I guess in regards to my worries, is it a really bad thing to primarily have...
  12. VGC Ask a Simple Question, Get a Simple Answer - Mark II

    How viable is Magnezone on a Goodstuffs team? I was originally going to go with Metagross, but I am in need of a good special attacker and it seems that Magnezone would be a better counter to all the water and flying types I've seen. However, it seems like Magnezone is a lot less popular than...
  13. VGC Ask a Simple Question, Get a Simple Answer - Mark II

    I can only speak for the last wifi-VGC tournament I took part in, but from my own (admittedly limited!) experience, Trick Room teams and Rain Dance teams were the most common. I ran into two sun teams, and a few sandstorm based teams, but rain seemed to be the most prevalent weather condition. I...
  14. VGC Ask a Simple Question, Get a Simple Answer - Mark II

    Thank you so much! I appreciate all the feedback and the articles on Nugget Bridge are already looking to be super helpful. I've been wondering one thing, though. I know most people use Tyranitar for Sandstream, but is Unnerve Tyranitar a valid option as well? I'm thinking of possibly using a...
  15. VGC Ask a Simple Question, Get a Simple Answer - Mark II

    Hello! I'm very much a noob when it comes to competitive battling and VGC in particular, and am just starting to try and improve myself. I took part in the very latest global link tournament, and I need some advice for fixing my team. First of all, I know it's probably not a great choice, but I...
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