Resource Learning Resources for Beginners - SM Edition

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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.
 
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