Guide to Using Prediction in Pokemon Essay

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[b]Guide to the Metagame and Prediction[/b] This is a guide to the Omega Metagame. It is NOT for looking up BM strategies or Livebattle movesets. [b]Introduction: Competitive Pokemon[/b] Alright, I guess you want to know: what is the Metagame? Simply put, the Metagame is the competitive part of Pokemon, ranging from tournaments to... tournaments. This is a guide on basically how to WIN, and how do it consistently. Competitive Pokemon first started in 1996, when the game first came out. Most casual fans picked up the games and went through it, enjoying the adventure and thrill of their first Pokemon journey. However, certain players saw strategies, combinations of moves, typing, and mechanics that led to a higher level of…show more content…
So if they switch out... [b]Prediction[/b] What is prediction? It’s not gazing into the future with a crystal ball (unless you are a gypsy). Prediction in the Pokemon metagame is when you make an educated guess on what your opponent’s next move is, and you prepare for it. Take the example I’ve been using so far. You have an Infernape out against Swampert. Infernape nearly stands ZERO chance against Swampert on Omega. So you opt to switch out, and you decide to go with Venusaur, a Grass-type, which resists Swampert’s Ground and Water moves. Your opponent hits you with Surf, which doesn’t do anything against Venusaur, because you switched out. Now comes the prediction part. If Venusaur uses a Grass-type move, which is 4x effective against a Water/Ground Pokemon, that’s basically a guaranteed KO. Assuming your opponent isn’t stupid (if he/she is stupid, then don’t even read this guide, because you’re going to win regardless), he knows that. And he’s going to switch out. But what will he switch to? Well, let’s see. This is a 3 on 3 battle. You have Infernape, Venusaur, and Dugtrio. Your opponent has Swampert, Whimsicott, and Typhlosion. Which of those three Pokemon your opponent has would be able to take a Grass-type move from Venusaur and then kill it? If you answered the Fire-type Typhlosion, you would be right. So you decide to take the educated guess that your opponent will switch to

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