Four Essential Tips For Competitive Pokemon Battling

Do You Want To Be The Very Best, Like No One Ever Was?


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With the 2016 World Pokemon Video Game Championships starting early June, many players are starting up their teams and training to be number one. However, many people who only play Pokemon casually – or only battle with their friends – don’t know just how far some folks go to raise the perfect team.

As someone who has either been a competitor or a close follower of competitive Pokemon since the beginning of the 4th generation, I have put together a quick and helpful guide to assist those who want to try their hand at this surprisingly engaging series. I will do my best to explain the basics, though there will be helpful links along the way with some more of the technical aspects, as well as personal recommendations of people who play competitive Pokemon.


Anthony Spivey loves his handhelds. Ever since getting a Game Boy and Pokemon Blue when they came out, he has rarely set down a handheld, usually to only pick up a console controller. He is frequently on the Hey Poor Podcast, which everyone should listen to. His favorite games include Persona 3 Portable, Pokemon Silver, Sonic Advance 2, and Final Fantasy VI Advance.

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