Heart and Soul
Rainbow Rocket Executive
- Join Date
- Oct 23, 2018
- The Field of Battle
- Ben, A_T
- Time Zone
- US Central (GMT -6:00)
- 3DS FC
Rules of the Competitive Battling Forum
- All Rules of the Marriland Forums apply here.
- Check existing threads before creating a new one.
If a recently active thread already exists on something you'd like to talk about, don't create a new one! (Thread revival is an exception, of course.) Also, consider carefully whether your subject really deserves its own thread. If you have a small question that only needs a simple, direct answer, please make use of our Quick Q&A thread.
- This forum is only about battling on a competitive level.
Teams, questions, and discussions here are meant to be about competitive battling exclusively. For anything related to casual or in-game Pokémon battling, please go check the respective subforum for the game you're interested in.
- Use prefix tags to clarify your threads.
This isn't a hard-and-fast rule that will get you punished if you don't follow it, but it does make the use of this forum much more effective and smooth. It will be far easier to both give and receive help if users can quickly see what format or tier a particular thread is concerned with.
Specific Rules for Rate-My-Team Threads
- Include a role description for every Pokémon on your team.
A short description of why you have included a certain Pokémon on your team and how it functions within your team is essential for other battlers who are trying to give you critiques and advice. Please note that failure to follow either this rule or the next one could be grounds for having your RMT thread locked until the appropriate changes are made.
- Format your team so that it's easy to read.
The standard format for a Pokémon set looks like this:Pokémon @ Held Item
- Keep your criticism constructive.
All your criticism for RMTs should be kept professional in nature. Flaming, bashing, insults, rudeness, and the like will not be tolerated. Instead of saying, "This team is awful, Keldeo destroys it, git gud u n00b," try something like, "Your team has no way to deal with Keldeo, which can be a big threat. Perhaps you should consider making some adjustments?" Also, if you're going to point out problems in a team, it's polite and helpful to offer solutions as well, if you're able. Going back to our previous example, you might suggest that the battler change his or her Suicune to a Toxapex, which resists Keldeo's powerful Fighting-type attacks.
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