Event Bulbaleague Conference (Random Battle Tournament)

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@DarthWolf I recently got third place at a Showdown tournament, so I'm in! My Showdown username is the same as my username here.
 
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PS. Sorry for being so late.

Also, how does this tournament's format translate at Showdown?
 
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Also, how does this tournament's format translate at Showdown?
Simply arrange to play a Gen 8 Random Battle with your opponent as assigned here, then report the result and replay back here, where we'll be running our own tournament brackets. :)
 
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Simply arrange to play a Gen 8 Random Battle with your opponent as assigned here, then report the result and replay back here, where we'll be running our own tournament brackets. :)
Yup. I understood that much. I was just wondering what battle style should I choose at Teambuilder when building my team?
 
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Yup. I understood that much. I was just wondering what battle style should I choose at Teambuilder when building my team?
You don't build a team - every team in a random battle is generated at the beginning of the game, by Showdown. The levels scale depending on which Smogon tier they sit in, and they all have moves and items from a pool of 'sensible' options. I highly recommend trying it, games are super-quick to start.
 
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You don't build a team - every team in a random battle is generated at the beginning of the game, by Showdown. The levels scale depending on which Smogon tier they sit in, and they all have moves and items from a pool of 'sensible' options. I highly recommend trying it, games are super-quick to start.
Ah, I see. Makes sense. So everyone's teams and success depend on pure luck. I remember this concept from Stadium 2.
 
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Ah, I see. Makes sense. So everyone's teams and success depend on pure luck. I remember this concept from Stadium 2.
If it was pure luck, some of us wouldn't have topped several of the ladders. ;)

In all seriousness, the level scaling is a significant aid to keeping things in check. Most 'normal' Pokemon will be about ten levels higher than the typical Uber, for example.
 
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If it was pure luck, some of us wouldn't have topped several of the ladders. ;)

In all seriousness, the level scaling is a significant aid to keeping things in check. Most 'normal' Pokemon will be about ten levels higher than the typical Uber, for example.
I see. Makes sense. Thanks for the explanation!
 
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@FinnishPokéFan92 Yeah Wyndon already explained it well. I suggest just doing some trial games to have an idea if you arent familiar with the format
 
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