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Competitive Ranked Battles will require you to be well versed with the best abilities, items, and Pokemon to choose to succeed in the Gen 9 Metagame. Read on to see our Competitive Ranked Battle Guides for competitive battling as well as useful tips for battling in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet (SV)!
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|Team Building Guides|
|Competitive Team Building for Singles Ranked Battle||Competitive Team Building for Doubles Ranked Battle|
|How to Build a Trick Room Team||How to Build a Weather Team|
|How to Build a Hyper Offense Team|
|Competitive Strategy Guides|
|Best Abilities for Competitive Battle||Best Held Items for Competitive Battle|
|When to Switch Pokemon||Team Preview: Which Pokemon to Choose?|
|How to Use Substitute in Competitive Battle||List of Competitive Terms|
Our guide discusses the basics of competitive Team Building for Singles. Several factors go into choosing Pokemon for your team which we highlight in our guide.
Competitive Team Building for Singles Ranked Battle
Doubles is a gameplay format that has you and your opponent sending out two Pokemon on the field at the same time. Our guide discusses the basics of competitive Team Building for Doubles and what important factors there are to consider when choosing Pokemon for your team.
Competitive Team Building for Doubles Ranked Battle
Trick Room reverses the move order in the battlefield. Under this effect, slower Pokemon move before normally faster Pokemon.
Dedicated teams made up of slower Pokemon can take advantage of this unique battle effect to establish an offensive presence while also hindering the opposing team. In our guide, we go into detail about how to build teams centered aroung Trick Room.
How to Build a Trick Room Team
First introduced in Generation II and further expanded in Generation III, Weather is widely considered the most influential mechanic in the competitive battling. Some teams have strategies centered aroung Weather, which we highlight in our guide.
Better known as Hyper Offense, these teams eschew dedicated defensive strategies for pure offense. Check out our guide to learn about which Pokemon go into Hyper Offense teams and how to play them.
How to Build an Offensive Team
Certain Abilities do exceptionally well in Competitive Battles. These Abilities are detailed in our Best Abilities for Ranked Battle guide, as well as how to effectively use them in battle.
Best Abilities for Ranked Battle
Choosing the right Held Items are just as important as choosing your Pokemon's movesets and Abilities. Having the proper Held Item can turn the tides of battle.
Best Held Items for Ranked Battle
Switching is an integral part of Pokemon Battles. Knowing when to switch can help you get out of disadvantageous situations and reposition you into advantageous ones. In our Switching Guide we have an in-depth discussion on strategic switching.
Switching Guide: When to Switch Pokemon
Selecting which Pokemon to bring to battle can often decide the winners of a match. Using Team Preview, you can choose which Pokemon to bring to a match. Several factors determine Pokemon selection, all of which are detailed in our Team Preview Guide.
Team Preview: Which Pokemon to Choose?
Substitute uses some of your Pokemon's maximum HP to generate a Substitute which receives damage instead of your Pokemon. There are several strategic applications for this move which we go into in our Substitute Guide.
How to Use Substitute in Competitive Play
Competitive Pokemon can be complicated to understand at times, which can hinder some players from getting into it. The Game8 Team have compiled a list of useful terms that every player should know, which should help ease beginners into learning the game.
List of Competitive Battling Terms
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