Pokémon’s an easy enough game series that you can play through it yourself with no problem. But you would seriously miss out on a lot of great stuff if you just did that. Here’s a little advice—check out some of the online resources. They will really enrich your playing experience.
With that in mind, I’ve made of list of three sites that have really been helpful to me, both as a serious trainer and a casual gamer. Check out one or all three, your choice. But really, check at least one out.
For Serious Gamers:
Seriously, this site is pretty intense. It’s a great place to find builds for your competitive teams and see what the competition is using. It’s the first place I check when I’m training and EV team.
(For those of you who don’t know what EVs are, check out the explanation here).
According to Smogon, they’re a “website and community specializing in the art of competitive battling.” They have A TON of resources to help to plot out and build your team in addition to competitions you can participate in. Definitely a huge resource for an really serious trainer.
For Casual Gamers:
Serebii.net, hands down. This site has a ridiculous amount of stuff on it, covering pretty much every facet of Pokémon. They’ve got a hugely detailed Pokedex and a really useful team building mechanism that lets your know your team’s overall weaknesses and strengths.
If you need to know something, you’ll find it on Serebii.
Everyone needs to laugh, right? Nuzlocke is a hilarious webcomic that started as one gamer’s challenge to himself and evolved into a huge phenomenon.
The challenge? 1. Fainted Pokemon must be released. 2. Only one Pokemon can be caught per area.
The comic? Priceless. Don’t read it in class.