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Which strategy do you despise your opponents using?

Discussion in 'Festival Plaza' started by Noctis, Mar 26, 2015.

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  1. Noctis

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    We all have those strategies that we absolutely loathe seeing our opponents use.

    What is the main strategy that you despise?


    I....
    DESPISE F.E.A.R.
    The level 1 Aron strategy. It's so cheap in my opinion!
    We've all seen it.
    Aron with ability Sturdy, the move Endeavor, and is holding either a Leftovers or Shell Bell and has a Sandstorm active.

    Sure there are plenty of ways to countering it.
    One of which using Knock Off, it won't be able to survive without that heal. Especially if the mon has a Sitrius Berry, is a Ghost Type, or has Mold-Breaker.
    But man, lets pretend you didn't bring a Pokémon that has Will-O-Wisp, or Knock Off, or you don't have a Ghost, or a Mold Breaker.

    hnnnnggg

    I hate it when I see opponents use it. It makes me think they have a severe lack of skill and creativity.
     
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  2. Prosecutor

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    I hate it when my opponent stalls in general in pretty much any way. I hate the move T-Wave a lot because paralysis is my nemesis and even though I despise the use of this, I still use the move myself.

    Knock Off gets really repetitive after a whlie and I don't like it when everything on my opponent's team has it.

    The number one thing I hate tho...

    It's gotta be when people use Leech Seed and Protect. Honestly, that strategy is super annoying and I just plain hate it.
     
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  3. Hraesvelgr

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    Stall, I hate stall games, I hate using it and being up against it.

    Relying overly on hax like the confusion/paralysis combo.

    And of course F.E.A.R mons, I agree with @[member="Noctis"] here, is just cheap.
     
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    Talonflame sucks major ass and i hate it.

    F.E.A.R. pokemons

    And i dont like legendary heavy teams.
     
  5. Nator

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    Trevenant's Leech Seed, Will-o shenanigans. It's a strategy/Pokémon you love to hate and hate to love.
     
  6. A Wild Morgan Freeman

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    I hate when my opponents use my strategies.

    More often than not, my strategies are annoying and hard to deal with.
     
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  7. East

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    Personally I hate it when I'm facing a team that uses Final Gambit Victini. It's just dumb, and I don't like it at all XD
     
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    What bugs me the most is Sturdy Pokémon with 4x weaknesses, primarily Aggron. You wind up for the OHKO with a Fighting or Ground move, the HP goes down faster than, and bwoop, he survived by one point.

    I usually use Aggron that doesn't take recoil damage anyhow.
     
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  9. East

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    I've actually found this to be extremely useful and fun to use in official competitions such as VGC nationals. (Focus Sash substituting for Sturdy in some cases.) It's very viable and definitely something to reckon with :)
     
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    Anything with a substitute, or Leech Seed with a high attack. U turn is annoying as well.
     
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  11. Almiraj

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    ...Why is FEAR such a big deal? I rarely have trouble dealing with the FEAR strategy.
     
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    I dislike Smogon's strategy. "Muh Stealth Rocks, muh Dragon Dance, muh Speed, muh Mega, muh Life Orb/Choice Scarf/Choice Band, muh Earthquake, muh Stone Edge, muh Close Combat, muh Outrage, muh Brave Bird," etc.

    It's basically "You must be married to hazards, you must always outspeed your opponent, you may only carry moves with the highest base power, and using any Pokémon outside of their respective tier is frowned upon."
     
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    Toxic orb + poison heal Gliscor with Toxic and Protect is ughhhh. I can never seem to counter this strategy and almost always lose to it. -_-
     
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    I always have this gengar perish trap strategy that I always lose to in any format -_- also F.E.A.R is annoying to deal with as well.
     
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    I hate fast special sweeping darkrai
     
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  16. Noctis

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    It's a big deal considering how cheap it is.
    I mean, if you have things to counter it as I listed in the OP then sure, it's easy to get around.

    It's sad to see people who use FEAR. They have to, at least in my opinion, lower themselves to using such a miserable strategy to gain wins.

    Seriously, it's cheap.
    Lowest of the low.
    Really takes the kick out of true competitive spirit.
     
  17. Almiraj

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    If you're holding a healing item like leftovers or a berry, a priority move, a status inflicting move that also attacks, a draining move, a confusion move, a multi-hitting move or any other common strategy capable of beating FEAR, it's not too bad. Sometimes though, you really DON'T have any way of defending against it, but in a 6V6 fight, the FEAR strategy is really only good for taking out one monster.

    I think the strategy with Magnemite more annoying.
     
  18. Nauris

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    I pretty much only despise one strategy, coin flipping aka relying on confusion, evasion, and occasionally paralysis. You shouldn't rely completely on luck, when comparing coin flips to FEAR, I must say that I think Coin Flip is more annoying and cheaper, since it takes away almost all skill from the game, while FEAR can still be played around.
    You shouldn't pick luck as your win condition in Pokémon. It simply isn't reliable enough.
     
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    I don't like stall. I always say it. It is just disgusting to see people playing in that way without even having skill as player. It ruins the game experience for both player and opponent.

    I obviously talking about full stall teams but you can also includ half stal based teams.

    FEAR is not a problem. I must agree with Almiraj, the Magnamite one is the most annoying like the Probopass one but they are stil easy.
     
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  20. TripleAAABattery

    TripleAAABattery Look at my fluff! LOOK AT IT

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    While I can usually work around it, I absolutly despise the Toxic Stall Gliscors. Their job seems to be to literally troll you with Substitute/Protect until you die. Its why I always use Celebi, Substitute Serperior, and Mega Sableye (Not that I would need any incentive to use Mega Sableye :P)
     
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