PvP Tips – Part One was a huge hit! We’d like to thank everyone for checking them out! As promised, PvP Tips Part-Two of three can be found below! We hope you enjoy!
There are so many talented trainers discussing strategies in the GO Stadium Discord, as well as many talented content creators on YouTube going over monthly meta and shout casting matches. You can find them here:
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Being a PvP coach will be my contribution to the rising #battlers and #girlsthatpvp. I took my talents to Twitter, and that was when PvP Tips were born.
Charge enough energy to use either of your two charge moves. Then use the less energy costing move to make your opponent think its the other move. Great for Acid Spray users.
Shields are a commodity in PvP. You only get two per game. Use them wisely and you can win the match, Use them against low damaging moves and that can cost you. Understand yourcharge moves and fool your opponent to shielding a damaging move when really it wouldn’t have been.
Positive Shield Baiting
Picking the Lead
From your team of six, look at who will give you the most positive match-ups from your opponent's six. Generally, this will be your safest lead choice.
Coverage in the Back
After picking your lead (see Tip #14), the two remaining spots must cover each other's weaknesses so that you can trap your opponent when the opportunity arises
When the lead match-up is neutral, use shields to win the lead and have low HP, then it will be your three vs. your opponent’s two. With coverage in the back (see tip #15), you have the advantage of switching to proper counters.
Simultaneous KO leads
If your first faint is due to a simultaneous KO with your opponent, WAIT until they send out their Pokemon first to maintain switch advantage (see Tip #16). Then, counter your opponent switches.
Maintain Switch Advantage
When you have switch advantage (see tip #16), DO NOT SWITCH. Let your Pokémon faint while doing damage and bring in the counter. Or else it’s GG.
Giving Up Switch Advantage
There may be times you would want to give up Switch Advantage. You’ll need to understand your situation and either do a bodyguard switch (tip #7), sacrificial (tip #8), or set up an execution (tip #9).