Rare Article: Travis' Ubers Impressions

I've always been turned off by the "Ubers" tier (which allows all Pokémon to be used, including the really strong legendary ones). Fighting matches where anything goes just didn't appeal to me. I only recently tried my first Ubers match, and I was surprised by not only the depth of strategy involved, but also how different it is to an average match with a banlist. I thought I would post some of the things I enjoyed about it. Now I am no longer thinking about doing that, for as I type I am indeed posting some of the things I enjoyed about it. Please comment below if that joke was even remotely funny. Anyway, here are my impressions of Gen V Ubers.
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Rare Article: 3(?) Reasons Why Everyone Should Play Pokémon

If you're a Pokémon fan, this article isn't for you. Not that you wouldn't enjoy it, but just because I'd be preaching to the choir, so to speak. This article is for your friends who don't play Pokémon but should. A while ago, back when SBJ ran Rare Article, he wrote a great article about why everyone should play Pokémon.

In my humble opinion, though, SBJ in 2010 didn't have it all together up in the old noggin, so to speak (just kidding, I <3 SBJ,)because he was missing quite a few important reasons why everyone should play Pokémon. Here are those reasons.
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Rare Article: Video Battle

I'm a tad busy this week preparing for MGC this weekend, but I didn't want to leave you folks hanging without a Rare Article, so I thought I'd post a battle video I did with David. You can learn more from a battle than some lousy Rare Article. You know what they say, after all. A battle video is worth a thousand words. I think that's what they say, at least.

Rare Article: 3 VGC Pokémon to Consider

Last week we talked about specific VGC strategies that might be a tad unorthodox. This week, I'll give those of you who, like myself, do not plan on using any specific unifying strategy three suggestions for Pokémon to use. Spoiler alert: Vanilluxe does make a return. I apologize to the haters out there.
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Rare Article: 3 Alternative VGC Strategies

VGC season is in full swing, as Spring Regionals approach. Perhaps the most common team to see is what has been dubbed in years passed as a "goodstuffs" team. In other words, a team that is made up of the best Pokémon in the metagame, as opposed to a team that subscribes to any particular strategy. Sure, weather is fairly common, but it seems that Zapdos, Hitmontop, Scizor, and Garchomp are on every team.

But what if you want to do something at least a tad gimmicky, if only for the element of surprise? Well, I've got you covered. Here are three VGC strategies that won't be expected, and therefore, hopefully won't be prepared for by your opponent.
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Rare Article: 3 Things in Pokémon You Probably Misunderstand

The inspiration for this article, which will be about misunderstandings in the Pokémon world, comes my misunderstanding of one of the comments on my last post. Now isn't that funny? I know. It's not that funny, but you don't need to be so hard on me.

This will be an exploration of concepts in the Pokémon videogames that are often misunderstood, just like that kid who always sat alone in the middle school lunch room (read: all of us.) Get ready to have your mind blown like that Psyduck on your right.
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Rare Article: (Not as Obvious) Pokemon that Should Have Different Typing

It was Mewtwo's birthday this week. What a great holiday! Many players think that Mewtwo should be Psychic/Dark type. And then there's Gyarados, which seems more like Water/Dragon than Water/Flying. While we're at it, shouldn't Charizard have Dragon as its secondary type?

But all of these are obvious examples. What Pokémon are out there that deserve a different typing that aren't quite as salient? Don't worry. That little brain of yours doesn't have to do any more flexing than it needs to, because I've got a handy list here after the jump.
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Rare Article: How to Improve a Pokémon Team

You've got a decent team. It wins you a few of your matches, so there isn't much to complain about. But, it isn't working quite like it should. Something is missing. I'm here to help you find out whatever that is. Making a team is hard, but sometimes revising a team is even harder. Here are three tips for improving on an already finished team. Buckle your idiomatic seat belts, folks.
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