Learn From The Best
Now that you have a team, a way to play, and some practice on Pokemon Showdown, what’s left to do? Well, competitive Pokemon has a big presence on YouTube, which have many players going all out against foes for the amusement of the internet. Watching others use different sets than the standard can jog your enthusiasm in using different sets and strategies.
One that I would recommend is PkmnTrainerSteve, aka (M4GNITUDE on his previous channel). While he has sadly terrible luck when it comes in actually playing opponents, he more than makes up for in in his charisma and using lesser-known Pokemon. Using unique sets in the GBA League that he founded, has his opponents thinking on their feet each turn. It doesn’t hurt that he has fun playing the series, and incorporates his all into his videos. Steve is a highly underrated player and deserves way more subscribers in the Pokemon community than he already has.
Another Pokemon player that does well is Haydunn. Being one of the older competitive Pokemon battlers on YouTube (he has been playing consistently six years ago ), Haydunn has been an expert in using lower-tier Pokemon in the Smogon tiers, and has been known to use strange moves on Pokemon from time to time. He also frequently uses Twitter to scout out matches from various players and upload the results onto his channel.
There are plenty more than just these on YouTube so I highly recommend checking out the competition. Heck, even if you decide that Pokemon battling isn’t for you, some of the YouTubers’ videos in the series are very entertaining to watch and learn about.
Well there you have it! While a bit much to go over all at once, I hope this was informative for you all. Check out the links that I have posted previously to get even more information than what I wrote about as well, since there is plenty that I did not cover. Let us know if you have been inspired to try out competitive Pokemon below, or if you think it’s more complicated than what it sounds like.