I agree wholeheartedly. Smogon is full of duckheads. The only reason I even visit that site is because their guides, while based entirely on Smogon tiers (which don’t always work in Wi-Fi), can sometimes prove to be useful in giving you a starting point to craft your own sets.
Their elitist attitude is kind of paradoxical, if you ask me. Their theorycrafting is entirely based on their own tier system that has little to do with the game, and yet they act like they’re the leading authority on all things Pokemon. I will not deny that their guides have proven useful, but they are not Shigeru’s gift to the people. Many of the sets are constructed to specifically work in a Smogon environment, and flat-out fail in Wi-Fi and official Pokemon competitions.
If you enjoy Smogon tours and are awesome at it, that’s fine.
But don’t act like you know Pokemon.
While we’re on this topic…
Their Farfetch’d guide made me chuckle, and I don’t feel bad like I feel bad about Spinda because I hate Farfetch’d.
About Spinda in general…
You know I love Spinda, Verbose.
But he’s just not very good :c
It breaks my heart how much Smogon rubs it in ;_;
They were pretty spot on about how Game Freak is being a total jerk to Spinda, but they didn’t have to be so… mean…
In other news…
>Playing Pokemon in bed at 1 AM on a night that I have morning classes.
>Accomplish a lot.
>Get my Growlithe to level 45, max out my Flareon’s Affection, earn a bunch of cash from the Battle Chateau, etc.
>Press Home button on my 3DS to suspend software and check online to see if Growlithe learns anything beyond Flare Blitz.
>He doesn’t. Evolving time, then bed.
>Press Home button again to get to the Home screen and resume my game.
>3DS gets stuck on loading screen.
>I haven’t saved and just lost 3 hours worth of work.
>I just stayed up until 4 AM on a school night for no damn reason.
>Actual photo of my face when:
Joshua Owens says: “Save your game.”
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