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[Strategy] Why I love Pokémon Black 2′s type-restricted tournaments–and why I win them

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Gotta Catch ‘Em All

It’s a statement that’s fueled the Pokémon craze and hundreds of millions of video game sales since the series was first introduced well over a decade ago. Many Trainers from all over the world have endeavored to complete their Pokédexes (in-game electronic encyclopedias with entries that must be manually filled in with successful captures) and to know the satisfaction of not one but many, many jobs well done.

But why?

I enjoy catching Pokémon, but while I’ve completed my creature logbooks a few times, I’ve never really seen much of a point to doing so, in and of itself.

I would capture dozens and dozens of Pokémon, but this wouldn’t always change the way I played the game–at least, that was true at one time. Since careful training takes a great deal of planning and time investment, I prefer to have practical uses for the Pokémon I choose to go after. But what difference will it make if I can continue using the same party of Pokémon to experience the post-game content, such as the Battle Tower and similar how-far-can-I-go challenges?

Gotta Use ‘Em All

Pokémon Black 2 tournament bracket
Each tournament consists of eight participants.

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Make the most of life, no matter where you are in it. Work hard toward noble goals, but concern yourself less with what you can gain for yourself than with what you can do for others, no matter what circumstances you find yourself in. I love sushi. And pizza. And cheesecake. Face me in Pokémon!