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Rules Battle Center Rules (Updated Sept 25th, 2018)

Beep Boop
Oct 19, 2014
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Welcome to the Bulbagarden Battle Center!

This section is for everything concerning competitive battling in the Pokémon Video Games. You can share battle stories, discuss tiers and the current metagame, ask for battles, create tournaments, or ask others to rate your competitive teams.


1. Please follow all forumwide Bulbagarden Rules

2. If you have a question about competitive battling, use the Simple Questions and Answers Thread for BST

3. If you want to request a battle (in-game, via Showdown, or whichever platform), use the Battle Request Thread

4. Only post competitive teams here.
- If you want advice about an in-game team, use The In-Game Team Advice Thread
- When posting your competitive team, include as much information as possible (Natures, Abilities, items, etc.).
- Always mention what you want to use your team for (VGC, Showdown, specific competitions, etc.).
- Don't bash other people's teams, offer constructive criticism.

Here's an example of a format you can use to post your competitive teams:
Pokemon @ Item
- Move 1
- Move 2
- Move 3
- Move 4
Useful Links
Competitive terminology
Pokémon Showdown! battle simulator

If you have any questions or comments, please feel free to ask any of the section's moderators: @TeaWest, @Pyrax, @Midorikawa, @Fluttershy of Light, @Pikochu
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