frezomons asked: How did you get into competitive battling?
One of my friends from college introduced me to it and since I enjoy competitive gaming to an extent, it just became something I got into
supahfree asked: How does one go about submitting a set?
Wait until I post a video about it. It will probably be titled Viewer Submission Sets Week #something, but I don’t plan on doing this series again just yet
sampianonerd asked: Hey rykard. I'm a fan of your work on YouTube and I battled you one time on ps. I've been playing pokemon competitively for about a year and a half now. I do great in random battles and I feel like I'm a smart battler, but I kinda suck at making teams. Is there any advice you can give me?
To start things off, I always go here when i make a new team:
This website allows you to see weaknesses and resistances of your team members so that you can eliminate many problems before you start battling. The goal is to have as many resistances as possible while minimizing the amount of weaknesses.
Also I did a 4 part guide on how I go about team building not too long ago if you want to check that out. The first part can be found here:
xice-wolf asked: Hello Rykard! I've been curious, do you think it would be possible to run a Defensive Golurk? Iron Defense/Curse and concentrated EVs into HP and SpD and Lefties, I think might make for a decent enough wall. Not to mention the confusion from a No Guard Dynamicpunch will surely help in it's survivability some. It seems legit to me, but I just wanted to get your opinion on it since I don't normally battle as much as I'd like. Thanks for your time!
I’m sure it could work, but keep in mind that Curse on Golurk cuts your HP in half cause golurk is a ghost type
So I know that I blatantly advertise this Tumblr in the descriptions of all of my videos, but I do a really crappy job of keeping it updated and posting on it. The main reason for that is I usually just post everything on my youtube channel, so this doesn’t really end up serving a supplemental purpose.
That being said, what would you guys like to see from me on here that I don’t do on my youtube channel?
Since I’ve been battling, I’ve gotten at least 20 solid matches that I can upload and along with them, I could do maybe 6 or 7 sets videos on some of the pokemon I’ve used. Depending on my upload schedule (which I try to do every other day), that could maybe have me set in itself for a good month and a half without even trying.
Along with that, people have been posting battles against me recently, so I am showing up on other youtubers’ channels as well. I’ll post some link to them below if you would like to see them:
RU match vs. Thunder Blunder: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yWyNV4tCTmY
UU Match vs Vet Danc: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZriR0TGsq4A (narration is in Spanish! How cool is that?)
NU Match vs Kingnvrtry: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N51so1l7v5g
Thank you all for your continued support!
Typical moment on Smogon’s battle finder
Hey everyone! I’m not sure how many people from youtube actually follow me on tumblr, but i just had a quick announcement that I wanted to make for all of you to see.
Starting this week (and possibly for this week only), I will be heading over the the Smogon Wifi Battle Finder (link below) for some DS Wifi battles! I’m really excited to finally being doing this as it is something I have sought to do for a really long time now. I already have a few videos that will be ready to upload to my channel soon, which should be a lot of fun once i get around to doing so. If you want to challenge me, just head over to the Wifi finder and accept one of the challenges I will be posting throughout the day.
artisyourweapon asked: Hey, Im wondering if you can help. About last year I stopped playing competitive Pokemon, which I had only done so for about a year. I really wasnt too good. Anyway, I was wondering, what is the best way for me to get back in to the Black 2/ White 2 competitive side to Pokemon? Thanks :)
well the best way to get into anything again is to just play the game. go on the pokemon showdown simulator and make teams and experiment with stuff. Also, watch videos of pokemon battles and learn from them and most importantly, have fun with it! There is no sense in playing a game you don’t enjoy so do your best to make the most of it!