Simple Questions and Answers Thread for BST! (Read First Post)
You know, for those battle/contest questions that aren't really big enough for a thread.
Basically anything that isn't actually a team rate but is related to battling but is not big enough for a thread goes here.
-Questions about single Pokemon strategies ("what moveset would be good for this Pokemon", "what would this Pokemon be good for"). Make sure to check Smogon's strategydex first before asking.
Questions about what to use for an incomplete team belong here.
Helpful links: (READ BEFORE ASKING)
If these links don't answer your question, feel free to post them here.
How to EV Train your Pokemon - Marriland
-Read that before asking any EV questions, if you still don't get it, ask.
Egg Move Breeding Calculator
-This app should answer all your egg move needs, but keep in mind that it does NOT include HG/SS exclusive egg or tutor moves.
Smogon's move articles
-If your question concerns a move ruling, make sure to check out its equivalent article here, or on Bulbapedia.
Basic definitions in competitive battling
-A useful link for those new to competitive battling.
An explanation of the tiers
-A Bulbapedia link that explains the purpose of each tier pretty well.
The Smogon tiers
-Most competitive players play by Smogon's rules, so here's the list of tiers for further reference.
Metalkid's IV calculator
-A very reliable IV calculator. Please make sure that all EVs are wiped off the Pokemon in question. Also, you will not get an accurate reading for low leveled Pokemon.
Honko's "All vs. One" Defensive Calculator
-A damage calculator to see which how well certain Pokemon defend against the common sets of the metagames.
Honko's "One Vs. All" Coverage Calculator
-A damage calculator to see which pokemon are the most effective in attacking the common sets of the metagames.
Hidden Power calculator / Legal Hidden Power combinations for unbreedable Pokemon
-The former works just like a typical HP calculator, as well as providing all possible IV combinations when given a type and attack power. The latter link lists legal IV combinations for unbreedable Pokemon (mostly legendary Pokemon) if you need them, and remember that Special Defense is listed last, not speed.