Why did you join Smogon?

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Watched TheKillerNacho play DPP wifi matches on YouTube. I left a comment asking how Poison Heal / Toxic Orb Breloom was discovered and a long time smogoner aragornbird (anyone remember his current name??) sent me a very friendly PM and linked me to Smogon's analyses. I made an account in 2008 that I accidentally logged into a few years ago (same as my email address). A year later, I was learning RNG abuse on DPP and Emerald, and had just graduated college so I had a bunch of free time on my hands. I forgot about the old account (or maybe forgot the credentials, I can't remember) so I made this account. The rest is history.

The actual reason I got into competitive Pokemon was that most of the YT wifi matches had terrible background music, and I wanted to put cool music to my own battles.
I joined back in 2010 bc you needed to have a Smogon account to use... not Shoddy Battle, but the sim that came right after it that lasted like six months before PO popped up, I forget the name. Anyways I didn't start posting until like four years later haha
Pokemon Laboratory (Shoddy 2) required a Smogon account? This I don't remember. That was a good sim, I wish its programmer didn't go nuts and leave us high and dry (twice, I should add). PO and aeo saved our butts though.
 
Watched TheKillerNacho play DPP wifi matches on YouTube. I left a comment asking how Poison Heal / Toxic Orb Breloom was discovered and a long time smogoner aragornbird (anyone remember his current name??) sent me a very friendly PM and linked me to Smogon's analyses. I made an account in 2008 that I accidentally logged into a few years ago (same as my email address). A year later, I was learning RNG abuse on DPP and Emerald, and had just graduated college so I had a bunch of free time on my hands. I forgot about the old account (or maybe forgot the credentials, I can't remember) so I made this account. The rest is history.

The actual reason I got into competitive Pokemon was that most of the YT wifi matches had terrible background music, and I wanted to put cool music to my own battles.

Pokemon Laboratory (Shoddy 2) required a Smogon account? This I don't remember. That was a good sim, I wish its programmer didn't go nuts and leave us high and dry (twice, I should add). PO and aeo saved our butts though.
TKN's a classic youtuber that's nostalgic to a lot of us, I feel. He's still regularly making videos in the same style as he used to.
 

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Pokemon Laboratory (Shoddy 2) required a Smogon account? This I don't remember. That was a good sim, I wish its programmer didn't go nuts and leave us high and dry (twice, I should add). PO and aeo saved our butts though.
That might've been it? I honestly have no idea what it could've been lol, pokemon laboratory isn't ringing any of the right bells though ... i believe aragornbird's current name is arkeis, however ^_^
 
I Joined because I like competitive battling... Or I just felt like it.

(Though I only post artwork of pokemon things as velociraptors, and silently browse the competitive battling forums without posting)
 
This requires some context, but I joined in February 2014. I had to look at my postings for this, but I vaguely remember some people mentioning how a TCG room would be nice on PS (which was removed at the time) and thought it was a good idea. As such, I created an account to suggest one in the now defunct room suggestions forum. I completely forgot that was why I created a Smogon account.
 
VGC, little me wanted to be a pro gamer.

Now I just shitpost on firebot cuz ultra sun/moon is literally the same as regular Sun moon. You can do better game freak.
 
I joined because of CAP. Didn't realize you couldn't submit your own full fakemon, but I stuck around anyway. Strangely enough, I extremely rarely go on the CAP forum.
 
to be honest at the time i was probably something like fourteen and i wanted to just get better at pokemon after floundering on shoddy battle for a year or two of not really trying very much to get good at the game, i was kind of sick of being a mediocre player and wanted more direction

inevitably i decided to make an account and join battling 101 and under the tutelage of a few really cool players i think i became pretty competent at the game (particularly gens 4-5) but i never felt like i really pushed myself as much as i probably should have? and i realized somewhere along the line i didn't want to be much of a competitor. in any case, i don't really play very much anymore nor do i post particularly often, i mostly just lurk old threads for posts i thought were cool when i was younger but occasionally migrate to the rmt/ou forums to see what people are doing there

occasionally i think of returning and making a serious effort to compete again but mostly i'm content to lurk for now, it's fun to see what the community's up to every now and then
 
tbh I joined smogon to improve my english.
That's why I took plenty of time to get used to this community. Thanks to it I can continually improve my writing skills
 

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Joined out of fun playing with my friends. I first came onto PS! around 2012, played a year and a half or so of Mono, left for a good 4 years for other endeavors and came back to playing out of pure boredom and an urge to do something. I never knew about this forum until last year actually, so I wonder how much I could've done if I knew sooner.
 

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Joined because if I recall correctly, the great people of the old TeamUber chat all frequented here and I found it through an old website (PokemonElite2000). Had friends like Stone_Cold22 and zeldamastertimmy from Marriland among many others. This was just when Diamond and Pearl came out that I really got into it. Community at that time was great on Smogon also, feels like a golden era now!
 
Joined because I enjoyed playing pokemon against other people, not just the game itself. Smogon is basically the biggest singles competitive community, so I knew that if I participated I could play people that were better than me to get better myself. Also the drama is fun to watch.
 

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