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User Info: jw91

jw91
1 month ago#1
So, I've played and beaten most of the core Pokemon games that have been released, but I've only ever casually dabbled in online play. I've been thinking about starting to breed a decent competitive team and, well, I'm not exactly sure where to begin. I kind of have a handle on EVs (however slippery) but the minute people start talking about IVs and detailed nature compatibility, personality, etc., I'm thoroughly lost. I even tried to use an IV calculator online, but they said my pokemon's stats weren't valid for some reason.

I did play against other people in X and Y, but I probably won like 35% of my matches. A better win ratio than I expected back in the day, but still pretty abysmal. So, seriously... just explain it to me like I'm a moron. :)

My end-game team for Sun is Primarina, A-Muk, Gengar, Alakazam, Arcanine, and A-Golem. I'd like to breed better versions of at least a few of those (none of them had a lot of advanced training, except Gengar which my buddy traded to me as a Haunter). Arcanine, for some reason, hasn't impressed me and feels rather frail, but it may have been my fault.

P.S. I also like Alola Vulpix/Ninetales a lot, but it came so late in the game that I could never use it. Not sure if it'd be good competitively either.

How would I go about breeding optimal versions of the above pokemon? Would they even be good competitively or should I be looking at others? I'm not looking to be a total champ or anything, just to not get constantly curb-stomped by juiced up shinies and immaculately trained pokemon.

User Info: quintonshark163

quintonshark163
1 month ago#2
IVs go on a scale of 0-31 max
Hidden Power type depends on a set of IVs (ex; 31/30/31/30/31/30 = HP Fire)

Natures are also a big deal, depending on stats and natures they benefit the pokemon (ex; Timid/Modest benefits special attackers like Gengar, Alakazam and Primarina, Jolly/Adamant benefits physical attackers like Arcanine, Muk and Golem)

Whichever breeding parent is holding a everstone, the its nature is guaranteed for the eggs/babies

also, here's your team for doubles - https://pokepast.es/9904ba8b0661531f
i'll post you some recommendations

@jw91
FC: 4554-0551-0272 | IGN: TheHungryBox
The Pokemon Meta is BS because power creep. i had been grinched by the Grinch Leak lol. The Government is stupid AF

User Info: quintonshark163

quintonshark163
1 month ago#3
@jw91

here's a sand team you could use for doubles
https://pokepast.es/36fb279dd2c6539b
FC: 4554-0551-0272 | IGN: TheHungryBox
The Pokemon Meta is BS because power creep. i had been grinched by the Grinch Leak lol. The Government is stupid AF

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jw91
4 weeks ago#4
Sorry, I didn't even realize I had a reply.

The first team you posted gives me relief, because that was pretty much my in-game team for Sun (except I used A-Graveler instead of A-Ninetails).

I'll get to breeding and try it out! :)
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