I've read countless threads in regards to Strategies, teams, and movesets. I also tried going to Google and finding other forums and such. But frankly, with the information in bits and pieces all scattered about and no one to help me decipher them, I'm lost.
If someone is willing to tutor me and have some patience with a beginner my AIM is Meowlichan; e-mail/MSN: email@example.com
If a thread like this has been made, please let me know I don't mean to make a repeat. When given information I will edit this thread and maybe it will help some other newbies too. :P
Q: What are the "definitions" of all the CB lingo? Some I've seen but don't know (correct me if I'm wrong):
Pokémon who's strategy is based on attacking.
Pokémon who is meant to take in Physical hits.
A Sweeper who uses Special moves.
A Sweeper who uses Special moves.
A Sweeper who uses Physical moves.
Refers to the move 'Haze'
Somebody who forces people to switch through moves such as Roar, Whirlwind and Yawn.
Pokémon who is meant to support the rest of your team through strategies such as Baton Passing and Clericing.
Pokémon who uses Heal Bell or Aromatherapy.
Pokémon who's Strategy is to put the opponent on something that happens over a period of time (Toxic would be the most obvious), and then keep yourself alive.
Pokémon who uses moves to diminish the opponent through strategies such as Thunder Wave and Confuse Ray, Sleep Powder and Leech Seed and Will-0-Wisp (works by itself really).
One Hit Knock Out
Refers to the move 'Baton Pass'
Refers to the move 'Rapid Spin'
Refers to the move 'Spikes'
Q: What does BL, UU, OU, NU mean? (Taken from Smogon. See Here
"You see these Pokemon pretty often, if not everywhere. You should make sure to counter all of these in your standard teams."
Borderline; "Standard Pokémon that are not as commonly used, but can either play well or decent in the Standard metagame and/or are too powerful for Underused."
Under used; "Pokemon rarely if ever see use in standard play and are therefore underused."
Never used; "Pokemon are considered to be poor choices even in an UU team, and are given their own tier."
Q: What makes a pokémon good at a certain job? IE a sweeper.
"Look at lists of OU/Standard Pokemon, look at their Stats, movepool etc. and you can see what kind of job they do (Since they are OU, consider that they are good at it)."
Q: What are some pokémon commonly used in the jobs?
Q: What is chain breeding?
"Chain Breeding is Breeding A LOT, whether it be for the right nature and/or ability, or getting moves on the Pokemon (to get Substitute on a Minun you have to breed Skitty with a Kecleon or Smeargle until you get a Male Skitty [12.5%] and breed that with a Female Minun)."
Q: Helpful comments on EVs, Natures, and EV training.
"Natures and EVs really depend on what Pokemon you are using and how you are using it, for example a standard Special Sweeping EVs and Nature is Modest or Timid nature, 252 EVs in SAtk, 252 EVs in Spd and 6 into HP. Good EV training spots are places where you find Pokemon that give to the Stat you want Most of the time if not all of the time, for example, caves are usually good spots for training Spd EVs as you find mostly Zubats and Golbats."
If you have any comments about the following questions they would be appreciated.
Q: Some common movesets/combos used?
Baton Passing Substitutes
Q: A good beginner team?
Q: How to properly use a team? Possibly some small examples?