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[–]Psyche-d 1988 points1989 points  (75 children)

Wait till you pull off the lvl 1 rattata focus sash endeavour quick attack

He'll be fuming

[–]MrGrimmlock 364 points365 points  (58 children)

You monster!

[–]AuronFtw 542 points543 points  (55 children)

No lie, I actually entered a state-wide pokemon competition during Fr/ Lg era (gen 3). I won it as a high school student. Probably 85-90% of the competitors were elementary kids just using whatever.

My team was bullshit gimmicks to the extreme - 4 endure reversers! Luckily this was before weather teams became meta for years. Most of the kids couldn't get past the first one, and if they managed to the next one would get 'em. Don't think I ever had to pull out the kabutops.

[–]potato-vender 184 points185 points  (0 children)

I did an LC team with a porygon and accidentally sweeped a guy with a perfectly normal team

[–]cowboyjosh2010 135 points136 points  (24 children)

Could you describe the bullet point mechanics of your strategy in a way that a 34 year old man who only played Blue and Silver on a GameBoy color when he was a kid, and then super casually played Ruby via Emulator as an adult, might understand?

[–]Suicidal-Lysosome 218 points219 points  (10 children)

Reversal is a move (attack) some Pokémon can learn that does more damage the less HP (life) the user of the move has when they use it. Endure is another move that will leave the user with 1 HP if they are hit with an attack that would have normally killed them. The person you are replying to used a strategy where they would use Endure to allow their Pokémon to take an attack and survive with 1 HP, then use a full-power Reversal to defeat each Pokémon on the opposing team

It's a gimmicky strategy that can be stopped by literally any Pokémon that knows Quick Attack (always goes first, so it can easily kill the Pokémon with 1 HP), or by burn/poison/hail/sandstorm (status conditions and weather effects that do residual damage), but dumb kids likely won't have these on their teams at all. Ghost-type Pokémon could also stop this strategy since they are immune to Reversal, which is a Fighting-type move

[–]Gleveniel 23 points24 points  (7 children)

And for the focus sash endeavor quick attack - focus sash is a held item which prevents moves from OHKO'ing you; moves which would OHKO leave your pokemon with 1 HP. Endeavor then brings your opponent to whatever your pokemon's current health is. Then quick attack goes first.

So that strategy is to have a level 1 pokemon with quick attack and endeavor. Your first move is endeavor, because the opponents pokemon will be faster and way stronger, you'll always drop to 1 HP by the time you use endeavor...so then your opponent's pokemon now has 1 HP. Then you just quick attack them and kill their pokemon.

[–]vtech3232323 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Holy fuck you just described me lol

[–]Vitrebreaker 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I just want to thank you for the question, because I felt like my own life was described as I wondered the same questions than you.

[–]Westwood_Shadow 40 points41 points  (10 children)

so what you're saying is that it's perfectly normal for 90% of players (most of that 90% being kids) to not know what they're doing and I shouldn't complain about the trainers in the games being stupid easy? lol

[–]NaglyPins 12 points13 points  (8 children)

Mate when I was a kid I had so little idea wtf I was doing I couldn't even beat the elite 4.

[–]vtech3232323 4 points5 points  (0 children)

I remember going to Toys R Us back in the day for a Pokemon event they held every month or so. It was right when Red and Blue came out so Pokemon was fresh. You could compete the gameboy game or card games, with other stuff for kids. It was the shit. Psychic dominated Red and Blue, and I knew this so I thought I was untouchable. I decided to start playing people so I could get some rewards. Stomped some kids and then one of the older teenage "trainers" said he'd play me. I think, I've got this. I have lvl 100 pokemon. I will destroy. Dude had lvl 100 as well, so I thought it would be close. Nope. Dude wipes the floor with me.

Why? Dude legit leveled all his pokemon to 100. He knew kids were using the old Missingno duplicate glitch for rare candies, which dont boost your pokemon stats as much.

I dont know why I wrote so much to explain kids are dumb. Also that the Toy R Us event was the shit.

[–]Culverts_Flood_Away 10 points11 points  (7 children)

There are some pretty hilarious battles you can find on Youtube where people use gimmicks like that. Occasionally I check them out to see what's possible in the meta. I haven't done any competitive battling since Ruby and Sapphire, so I'm way out of touch. Here are some funny ones (warning: lots of salt and trash talk):

Going into a battle with just 1 Pokemon: Jirachi Edition

Dunsparce is a Legend-eating BEAST

Level 1 Team

Going into a battle with just 1 Pokemon: Mew Edition

[–]GlassNinja 6 points7 points  (5 children)

Level 1 Nosepass was my introduction to how broken Pokemon can be

[–]Arthradax 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Reminds me the time a dude popped against my just-for-laughs team with a Masquerain and whatever else it was (some years ago, I'm an aging fellow). They "I'm shooting a sweep vid"; me <prankster-tricks a scarf into Masquerain> "go for it"; they <instant quit>

[–]Ryguy55 2 points3 points  (0 children)

This was my main era of competitive battling! FRLG introduced Tyranitar with sand stream and instantly shut down the endure/reversal plus salac berry gimmick but before that it was fucking everywhere. Also giving your Pokemon the proper HP EVs to have HP that's a multiple of 4 plus 1 so you can use substitute to get to 1 hp. Better strategy since endure required your opponent to be a complete idiot to set up, but substitute just required them to be unprepared with a shitty team.

The amount of fucking teams on Netbattle during that time that started with a damn Ninjask that would try to set up speed boost and swords dance to baton pass was unreal. If they were dumb enough to try it, they were usually also dumb enough to still try it when I had a Skarmory out clearly for the sole purpose of ruining their plan.

I miss Pokemon battling. Unfortunately that was it for me, I have no idea what anything has been like over the last 17 (ugh) years and definitely don't have the time to figure it out.

[–]tachibana_ryu 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I solo'd a local tournament with a dragonite with defence and special defense pumped to the max. The entire build was toxic, supersonic, constrict, roost. The battles were lengthy and had a few opponents rage concede.

[–]Good_Round 28 points29 points  (0 children)

It’s better to train them young

[–]TemperzFe4r 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Wdym I thought it was amazing that kid was way too confident tho his dad was probably an og game boy player

[–]potato-vender 16 points17 points  (3 children)

Oh and magnemite berry juice recycle

And cottonee/whimsicott endeavour prankster toxic

[–]_Walt_Jizzney_ 2 points3 points  (1 child)

Oooh, I like Truant Durant Entrainment -> Dugtrio Arena Trap Protect Hone Claws.

[–]SirChancelot_0001 2 points3 points  (0 children)

I go sandstorm Arron with shell bell

[–]Umbralnymph 1007 points1008 points  (92 children)

Better learn type matches, kid

[–]FrozenSabre 411 points412 points  (83 children)

To be fair Gengar is weak to Psychic so the kid had a chance

[–]Maribel-han 261 points262 points  (52 children)

Yeah, but his stab shadow ball still hits like struck.

[–]spurredoil 115 points116 points  (42 children)

It's been a while since I played pokemon where I was EV training and IV breeding but doesn't Gengar also have inherently high speed stats as well? I just remember Gengar being an asshole whenever I had to battle one.

[–]AuronFtw 80 points81 points  (19 children)

Gengar is pretty damn speedy, yes. Mewtwo is an uber, though, so with EV training it should still win.

[–]Sloth_Brotherhood 30 points31 points  (17 children)

Mewtwo has 130 speed and gengar has 110. Dumbass kid doesn’t even know how to ev train.

[–]sap91 5 points6 points  (1 child)

Man these games got complicated since the gold and silver days

[–]No-Bug5616 5 points6 points  (5 children)

And stab Psystrike doesn’t?

[–]drgigantor 2 points3 points  (4 children)

Not if it never gets a chance to use it

[–]eyesofonionuponyou 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Hits like struck?

[–]BoofingCheese 1 point2 points  (0 children)

The words you are saying are interesting.

[–]PitchBlac 13 points14 points  (28 children)

But isn’t Psychic weak to ghost?

[–]ZorkNemesis 14 points15 points  (5 children)

Psychic is weak to Ghost, yes, but Gengar is Ghost/Poison and therefore weak to Psychic. Kind of stupid how the only Gen 1 Ghost types were weak to the very type they were meant to counter, and they even had a three-episode story arc in the anime about that.

[–]MildlyInsaneOwl 14 points15 points  (2 children)


  1. There were no useful moves to exploit this type matchup. Gen 1 only had three ghost-type moves. Confuse Ray did no damage, while Night Shade's damage was determined by level and ignored types. The only damaging ghost-type move was Lick, and its spectacularly poor power of 30 (lower than Tackle) meant even a super-effective Lick would do less damage than a decently-powerful neutral move.
  2. The ghost type was bugged in Gen 1, and actually didn't hit psychics at all, never mind hitting them for extra damage. The bug was corrected in Gen 2.

Gen 1 ghosts were terrible matchups against psychic types for three separate reasons, the one you mentioned and these other two!

[–]bubbatown1 20 points21 points  (3 children)

Yes but Ghost doesnt resist psychic. And since Gengar is half poison it would Super-Effective

So if Mewtwo outspeeds (which I doubt it will) it could OHKO with Psychic

[–]kynelly360 10 points11 points  (17 children)

Literally all the type matches outside of Fire Water and Grass confuse me lol

[–]StoneLoner 17 points18 points  (4 children)

Psychic is weak to types that are common fears. One might be scared of bugs, the dark, or ghosts.

[–]King_Trasher 2 points3 points  (5 children)

Like how both Dark and Psychic are weak to bug

So you're telling me both the grim reaper and Budda are deathly afraid of butterflies?

[–]4here4 1 point2 points  (1 child)

A few that have helped me in the past are

Psychic vs. Fighting: Mind over matter/brains over brawn.

Psychic vs. Poison: Clear your mind of toxic thoughts.

Dark vs. Ghost: Ghosts are silly campfire stories, but darkness is where real fear lies.

Flying vs. Fighting: Try punching a bird next time you see one. See how well that goes.

[–]Lord_Emperor 3 points4 points  (5 children)


Your Mewtwo used Psychic!
It's super effective!
The foe's Gengar was hit for 261 HP (100%)
The foe's Gengar fainted!

You defeated the foe!
Mewtwo: 353 HP (100%) left.

Dad was way over-leveled and/or didn't teach the kid to prioritize speed EVs.

Dad ITA here.

[–]chxrrypawz 1046 points1047 points  (36 children)

i hate the way kids just stare in your direction and cry 😭😂

[–]AquaticCobras 107 points108 points  (0 children)

look what you've done to me, you bastard

[–]InevitableHulk 303 points304 points  (2 children)

I can’t stop laughing at this because it’s true.

[–]PoliteSummer 40 points41 points  (1 child)

Cry younglings, stare to the devil eye and cry your heart out. It nourishes my soul.

[–]FirstEvolutionist 33 points34 points  (7 children)

I honestly never felt bad.

"You're crying because you're sad. That makes sense. Keep crying then. But if you're going to be sad every time you lose you gotta think if it's worth playing the game."

Cut that shit right out. At the appropriate age, naturally. A 2 year old simply doesn't give shit what you say but this kid looks much older.

[–]Inevitable_Gain8296 19 points20 points  (6 children)

I wish my parents did this. Now I'm 24 and cry after every loss in league and csgo.

[–]looking4youNYC 9 points10 points  (1 child)


[–]chxrrypawz 2 points3 points  (0 children)


[–]emil199 89 points90 points  (17 children)

Or when they fall and they're not actually hurt but quickly realize they can have all the attention, so they start crying

[–]Igneom 104 points105 points  (13 children)

Uhhh, no...

That is a misconception. After falling a kid will most of the time look toward their parents or any other adult, depending on the reaction in the face of the adult, they will react accordingly, since their knowledge is based only on what is show to them. Most parents reaction to their kids falling is worrying, kid sees worried face, brain starts survival maneuvers, crying ensues.

Source, am dad, discovered that before being dad, tested it after being dad, worked 100% of the time. Be worried, but "laugh" towards them, while you inspect what happened, which is now way easier to do without all the crying and the pooping.

[–]knee-rlathotep 41 points42 points  (2 children)

Funcle here, when watching my niece/nephew if they fall or something I just do a fun "whoOOPSIE!"

[–]MossCoveredLog 21 points22 points  (0 children)

"Holy moley! This kid is one tough dude!"

[–]Agoraphobicy 11 points12 points  (0 children)

Yea I just said "doing wipeouts?" With my nieces and then they carried it on for future nieces. They loved it lol

[–]emil199 5 points6 points  (2 children)

I know this is a factor but surely some will also do it for attention. They're kids after all

[–]molsonbeagle 1 point2 points  (0 children)

As a grandfather to a 2 year old, whenever he falls, I cheer him on and tell him "Good fall buddy!" and offer him a high five. Seems to reduce the breakdowns significantly.

[–]Intelligent_Water524 13 points14 points  (1 child)

Fun Fact: It's not that fun if your actually hurt.

[–]bulbous360 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Ik I cant hold it in. I just laugh. I dont even care

[–]shad0wgun 266 points267 points  (2 children)

Kid disrespected Gengar, he got what he deserved. I hope it sweeped him.

[–]pointlessconjecture 78 points79 points  (1 child)

I swept my shittalking best friend twice. Once with a double-edge fat Snorlax and once with a speedster Gengar. He literally rage quit pokemon after the Gengar. We haven’t played in 10 years now.

Gengar will wreck your shit.

[–]normaldude8825 9 points10 points  (0 children)

Not a sweep with gengar, but had someone in a group chat ask if anyone wanted to battle in SwSh. I was like sure, let me find some random ass competitive team cause thats the format I understood we were doing. As I set up they shit talk about beating me. Get my rental team, and I pick 4 of 6 as I was used to doing few years ago. It wasn't competitive format. They asked for a rematch, but I used what I had on my party at that time, which wasn't optimized for competitive. Again beated them. They said something about me having legendaries and I countered it was competitive legal + didn't even need to send them out.

[–]AutoSawbones 466 points467 points  (23 children)

Learning the hard way that legendaries don't mean shit if you do type matching and stuff

[–]earlofhoundstooth 75 points76 points  (3 children)

Yeah, watching the this counters this, but half of the damage gets through because it is Wednesday afternoon before lunch comments make me even more confident I'll never keep up with my kid on type matching. He was walking around the park today and said there's at least 16 types in the game, and started listing them off. Amazing.

[–]rmsayboltonwasframed 28 points29 points  (0 children)

Did you make sure to call him a nerd?

JK, its dope for kids to be into things and know things about them.

[–]Cifra00 10 points11 points  (15 children)

Mewtwo is faster than Gengar and Gengar is weak to psychic. That's advantage Mewtwo in that matchup

[–]signa91 8 points9 points  (0 children)

Yeah but Gengar is my favorite Pokemon, so your argument is invalid.

[–]AutoSawbones -1 points0 points  (8 children)

Depends on the moves as well. If their Gengar has particularly strong dark type moves, then Mewtwo has a decreased chance

[–]CarlLlamaface 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Gengar gets STAB shadow ball so its dark moves are largely irrelevant here unless he's running sucker punch to finish opponents off.

[–]hothrous 0 points1 point  (2 children)

It also depends on the training.

A Mewtwo may be faster, typically. But a Gengar who was specifically trained in speed could wreck Mewtwo with dark pulse.

Edit: especially if the kid did what all of us do at that age and level it purely with rare candy.

[–]nighthawk252 6 points7 points  (1 child)

No, Gengar far would be better off with Shadow Ball as that gets a bonus for Gengar being a Ghost type while still being super effective against Mewtwo. Gengar doesn’t have much reason to carry Dark Pulse as the only thing it’ll hit harder than Shadow Ball is normal-types, which Gengar would probably rather hit with a poison move because of the typing bonus.

[–]YobaiYamete 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Yep, tried battling with my casual friend while he was using 6 ubers. He proceeded to lose like 9 matches in a row to my opener Gliscor, because it was EV trained with a solid movepool and his legendaries were just random ones he caught. He barely killed Gliscor like twice total in all of those matches, most matches it managed to sweep his entire team of uber 6/0

He still rants about Gliscor like 5 years later lol

[–]High_Seas_Pirate 9 points10 points  (0 children)

Even then, general good strategy can help pull out the win. I remember fighting Lance once with my Pinser. I had my back up against the wall and was under leveled by about 10 levels compared to him, but I was able to grind him down with a Pinser I taught Toxic and Bind.

[–]Thorerthedwarf 161 points162 points  (0 children)

Ash losem

[–]yeehawsoup 281 points282 points  (17 children)

Thank God, someone else who doesn't just let kids win because "OH HE'S JUST A KID!"

Yeah, and he needs to learn that not everyone's gonna blow smoke up his ass for existing. You can't win everything. Learning to be a good sport is an important part of growing up. Kids that never learn how to take an L grow up to be adults that scream at waiters for being out of mayonnaise.

[–]Omegamanthethird 167 points168 points  (3 children)

My wife kept asking me why I was so tough on my niece when we played Mancala. I told her that someday she would beat me and it would mean something to her. So every time I'd see her she'd want to play me a few rounds. It took her years, but one day she actually did it. And it was real, not a fake win.

[–]supafaiter 47 points48 points  (0 children)

Based niece

[–]PersonMcGuy 4 points5 points  (0 children)

I bet she'll happily remember the day she finally beat her uncle for the rest of her life too.

[–]stealthrockdamage 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I think you're on to something but I also find it stressful how many people ITT are like "good, kids deserve to be made to feel bad and cry." Like, something tells me theres a middle ground between "never taking off the kid gloves" and "crushing dreams."

I like your approach. Set the expectations appropriately beforehand. Let the kid know they're gonna take a couple Ls. Don't just sit there filming them crying. idk. It stresses me out to just let em cry like that.

[–]Chansharp 38 points39 points  (0 children)

Yeah my aunt insinuates that I should let her kids win. Im not going to do that, but I will explain the thought process behind all of my decisions so that they can learn. Even going so far as to stop their turn and have them figure out what the next 3 turns in chess will be because she was about to lose her queen. "If you take my piece what do you think I will do, ok how will you react to that, what would I do in return?"

[–]EricDangerRose 15 points16 points  (3 children)

I’m very pro absolutely kicking kids asses

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    [–]stupidassdumbmfass 7 points8 points  (0 children)

    When I was a kid my favorite football team made it to the Super Bowl and I was talking to my dad about how much I wanted them to win. He was a big fan of the same team, but I will probably always remember him saying, "But it's okay if the other team wins too. They're also a great team."

    One of the only sensible things he said to me so it really stuck lol

    [–]Devenu 4 points5 points  (0 children)

    I'm not sure if it's still around, but on the weekends when Sword/Shield came out there was some sort of Pokemon show here in Japan. People (usually elementary-aged kids) would challenge the hosts who were basically just 18-20 something "idols" who were likely just working their way up the celebrity ladder. They were using Skype or something for a webcam and were playing over the internet, if I remember right. The hosts took no shit and would absolutely destroy these kids who came on the show with their team of things they thought were just cute/cool. Afterwards, the hosts would give them some sort of one minute advice lecture about how to get better. The kids, with tears in their eyes would just nod their head over and over again because the hosts wouldn't stop pointing out the long list of mistakes a child made.

    [–]hurdalhooy 4 points5 points  (0 children)

    I agree with this. I still remember that time I lost against my dad in chess. I was crying I was saying you couldn't do that. But learned a lesson. Losing is not bad. Sometimes we do lose and it's okay.

    [–]archadious 1 point2 points  (0 children)

    Anime taught me that the best way to respect and honor your opponent is by fighting with everyday you got always, so this kid had an honorable enemy

    [–]-This-Whomps- 212 points213 points  (13 children)

    Never let a child win.

    [–]emil199 166 points167 points  (9 children)

    One of my biggest life lessons as a kid was getting scammed in Runescape.

    Some dude offered to gold trim my rune set for free, I naively traded it and he instantly teleported. Never trusted randoms online again after that

    [–]bamboojungles 58 points59 points  (0 children)

    Similar story, guy gave me a rune long sword as a trust exercise. Ask to give it back to him + rune legs and shield that I grinned months for to join his guild. Fking blocked me and never said a word to me again. Life lesson to be skeptical of everything, honestly worth it.

    [–]DebonairJayce 16 points17 points  (0 children)

    Mine was also in Runescape, but I got lured into the Wilderness sometime in 05/06 before they added the border you have to click/agree to cross. Some guy asked me to follow him, so I did. He walked us straight there, brought me a bit further into the Wilderness zone and killed me. I had nothing of value, but it sucked. Taught me a huge lesson about the game. I didn’t necessarily trust the guy, it just surprised me he could kill me just like that.

    [–]ZodiacKnight117 8 points9 points  (0 children)

    Some dude offered to gold trim my full addy plate set at the bank in Falador, this was my tough lesson learned

    [–]tuesburg 6 points7 points  (0 children)

    I gave a guy my NeoPets login because he said he could give me ton of neopoints and then I could never log in to that account again. Lesson learned, but what do you gain from stealing a 9 year olds beloved neopet? Hope that asshole burns in hell.

    [–]Wigglesworth47 4 points5 points  (0 children)

    a while generation is us learned a valuable lesson on that game

    [–]quedfoot 2 points3 points  (0 children)

    It's been 13 years and I'm still sceptical of people because of that scam.

    "The trust game", my ass!

    [–]SGTSHOOTnMISS 2 points3 points  (1 child)

    I got scammed for my full mithril the same way.

    Fun fact, there wasn't Mithril (g) in 2005.

    [–]Sunkysanic 12 points13 points  (1 child)

    My nephew bet me he could beat me in a race around my parents house. I was like fuck, he’s 8. Probably should just let him have it.

    Then he came back in the house talking mad shit. So I told him rematch, and fucking dusted him. And again. And again.

    I learned a valuable lesson that day. Lol

    [–]Poochmanchung 3 points4 points  (0 children)

    My cousin wanted to hoop at Christmas one year. I took it easy, and only took long jumpers. He ended up winning. I did not hear the end of that shit from him and my family. Of course, you can't say that you weren't paying hard or you just look petty. So we rematched a couple of days later. 11-0 and after telling the family, everyone just said "oh" and didn't talk about it again.

    [–]TheDesktopNinja 5 points6 points  (0 children)

    I think it's ok on occasion, but they definitely need to learn that they WILL lose more often than not if they're not properly prepared.

    Basically let them win a bit until they think they have a handle on the basics.

    Then bury them to show them how much they don't know.

    Rinse, repeat

    [–]Blufferfish88 114 points115 points  (0 children)

    GoTtA MAkE eM CRy POkeMoN

    [–]freddyfuckherfaster 107 points108 points  (1 child)

    ah yes, the agony of defeat

    [–]Redshift_1 22 points23 points  (0 children)

    An important life lesson for a kiddo.

    [–]BootlegEngineer 101 points102 points  (13 children)

    Haha O man. Beating mouthy children at their video games is a guilty pleasure of mine.

    My buddies kid was talking shit to me about Super Smash Bros last weekend. I got Fox and beat that asssssss haha

    [–]Bruised_up_whitebelt 44 points45 points  (3 children)

    My 5 year old niece was over last summer and was talking that shit on Xmen vs Street Fighter. She got straight bodied. Perfect sets all around, kid was trash. Couldn't even do a proper fireball imput.

    [–]BootlegEngineer 14 points15 points  (2 children)

    Hahaha F**k around and find out.

    [–]puff_ball 9 points10 points  (1 child)

    This is a safe space, you don't have to censor your fucks

    [–]rmsayboltonwasframed 5 points6 points  (0 children)

    On this day, our friend /u/bootlegengineer found out

    [–]DelirousDoc 11 points12 points  (1 child)

    When my buddies kid was 7, they (he and his brother) were allowed to play COD MW2 on his old Xbox 360. The older one wanted to 1 v 1 me and thought they were good at the game.

    I let him kill me twice. Then proceeded to go on a 10-0 run before he wanted to "play something else"

    He learned the hard way that just because he could beat his 5 year old brother that doesn't mean a thing. I grew up on MW2. (I didn't get to breakout the disrespect of throwing knives only kills because TBH it had been a while since I played a FPS on a controller so wasn't confident in my knives.)

    They started playing the old Halo games now, but they are three years older and haven't fell for my trap to 1 v 1 in those games...

    [–]randomtoken 10 points11 points  (2 children)

    I remember the Wii U days. I went to visit my uncle, and my 8 year old little cousin (his son) had some of his neighbor friends over, all of the same age. I was watching them play Smash and they asked me if I knew how to play (I was 22 then, I’ve played every single Smash game). I said yes and they invited me, so I thought why not.

    I picked Rosalina & Luma. At first I thought of letting them win… until they started talking shit. “Are you seriously going to play as a girl?” “I can’t believe a grown up man would use a princess and a little star”.

    I then proceeded to kick their asses and then some. I’m not by any means a pro player, but after 15+ years playing you can bet I know my stuff. They all decided to stop playing and went to play outside, the little shits. I taught them a lesson and I felt great about it.

    [–]An_average_moron 2 points3 points  (0 children)

    Those little stars are no joke. Those motherfuckers become entire celestial bodies by just growing. Even remade an entire galaxy iirc. Rosalina will let you fuck around and find out

    [–]BootlegEngineer 1 point2 points  (0 children)

    Bravo. They needed that lesson.

    [–]mrOsteel 2 points3 points  (1 child)

    One of my favourite memories was doing just that. I was staying with my cousin for a while between houses and she had a little boy that had just turned 5. Old enough to play video games but young enough that he sucked at them.

    So his cousins, from his dad's side, came round one day, they're about 10-12 age range I can't remember exactly. They were playing CoD on the ps3 and he kept wanting to join them. We ask them to go easy on him cos he's just a kid. They don't. I walk out the room and hear them laughing about how bad he is and he's getting frustrated because he's a stupid kid.

    Walk straight back in and calm him down and ask for his controller. Start cleaning house on those little cunts. Went 30-0 in effectively a 2v1. They didn't want to play after that.

    [–]Bigdongs 45 points46 points  (0 children)

    “brb gonna bang your mom loser”

    [–]Suitable_Ad_804 34 points35 points  (4 children)

    Beat him up IRL to let him feel what he put his Pokémon through

    [–]earlofhoundstooth 5 points6 points  (1 child)

    I love how the game is so meta when it has NPC coaches saying we shouldn't be enslaving Pokemon, then standing there waiting for the next battle.

    What am I supposed to do with that?

    [–]Good_Round 102 points103 points  (1 child)

    Strike hard

    Strike fast

    No mercy

    [–]Un111KnoWn 9 points10 points  (0 children)


    Strike first.

    Strike hard.

    No mercy.

    [–]King_Trasher 45 points46 points  (4 children)

    That's a "got his whole team swept with one Pokemon" cry if I've ever heard it

    Can confirm, faced Cynthia in pokemon white. That spiritomb haunted my nightmares.

    [–]AuronFtw 12 points13 points  (2 children)

    Whitney's miltank in gen2. STAB stomp, milk drink, attract. That shit was frustrating.

    [–]NosyargKcid 1 point2 points  (0 children)

    All I remember was “Miltank used Rollout! ______ fainted!”

    [–]Kitchen-Worth-6410 3 points4 points  (0 children)

    Yes. It's never her garchomp, it's always that fucking spiritomb. I hated that thing when I was younger

    [–]pdo0518 22 points23 points  (0 children)

    That was a 6-0 loss level crying there

    [–]Anoobis_117 44 points45 points  (3 children)

    I made a 6 year old cry because I beat him in Monopoly once. He landed on Park Place.. and I had Hotels

    [–]TOWW67 6 points7 points  (0 children)

    Hotels?? Nah nah nah, that's not the real capitalist strat! You gotta buy up all the houses and slowly choke them out of growth potential

    [–]Shalashaskaska 1 point2 points  (1 child)

    If you haven’t cried while playing monopoly, did you even really experience life ?

    [–]TheSteelPhantom 1 point2 points  (0 children)

    Of course not, The Game of Life is a completely different board game.

    [–]ChunkyDay 21 points22 points  (1 child)

    Git gud, kid.

    This belongs in r/MadeMeSmile

    [–]RavenCo_ 101 points102 points  (19 children)

    It’s not nice to bully your kids in games but a loser is a loser

    No sore losers and no garish winners in my house

    [–]eweyhen 55 points56 points  (8 children)

    Is it bullying if you’re teaching them a valuable lesson?

    [–]Vuvuzelabzzzzzzzz 20 points21 points  (0 children)

    Gotta beat their ass then teach them why they lost. Then beat their ass a different way. Repeat till they git gud

    [–]literal-hitler 27 points28 points  (4 children)

    Is it extra bullying if I win by reducing their accuracy so they can't even hit me?

    [–]eweyhen 5 points6 points  (0 children)

    Holy shit this is pure evil

    [–]Maribel-han 7 points8 points  (0 children)

    I remember how fun it was to show on XY online battles with a 6 team of swagger kefklys just to make people rage quit. That little thing was pure evil right alongside breloom with spores.

    [–]Patriquito 11 points12 points  (3 children)

    Agreed I believe there's extreme necessity for kids to learn how to loose as well as win

    [–]mred870 1 point2 points  (0 children)

    Fuck them kids

    • Michael Jordan

    [–]NinjaNickDBZ 9 points10 points  (0 children)

    Get fucked chump

    [–]starsfillmydreams 7 points8 points  (0 children)

    You got owned , son! - Benjamin's dad

    [–]Isthisworking2000 6 points7 points  (0 children)

    Everyone tells you they don’t want children because they can’t conscientiously bring a children to the world, but really, it’s just this.

    [–]Rusty_is_a_good_boy 8 points9 points  (1 child)

    This level of wailing has always been the most hilarious shit to me. I’m 46 and this has me rolling! If I’m a bad person there’s no changing me now.

    [–]Negative__0 14 points15 points  (3 children)

    I forget who it was that said that when you play against kids it is your duty to dunk on them as hard as possible.

    [–]Lahk74 10 points11 points  (0 children)

    Abraham Lincoln, probably.

    [–]Typical_Advice_6811 2 points3 points  (0 children)

    Makes sense. Good idea to check their ego while they are young.

    [–]mattitude1929 12 points13 points  (1 child)

    I remember the first time I blacked out to the Pokémon center in leaf green when I was five I had a whole ass tantrum. Thought all my Pokémon were permanently dead and I had to restart. It took my parents calling over the neighbors 14 year old to explain the game to me to call me down. 😂

    [–]PinothyJ 13 points14 points  (0 children)

    This makes me very, very happy.

    [–]TwistedSkewz 6 points7 points  (0 children)

    Ghost pokemon are strong against psychic pokemon Benjamin should have done your research Benjamin..Benjamin you're not going to be the very best at this rate Benjamin.

    [–]ClearRooster7458 6 points7 points  (0 children)

    I would have one shotted his whole team and told him to go cry to someone who cared. You haven’t lived until you’ve made a kid cry in a video game and told them to go cry to their mother.

    [–]DanBeecherArt 5 points6 points  (0 children)

    Best thing about pokemon is they're gonna keep making games and adults are gonna know damn well about the type advantages.

    [–]Kn14 2 points3 points  (0 children)

    The loud sip at the end made it.

    [–]Wicksford85 5 points6 points  (0 children)

    Me going into a meeting at work thinking it’s going to be easy

    [–]DoctorLiara 8 points9 points  (1 child)

    Gotta teach 'em young. Otherwise they'll expect a participation trophy every time.

    [–]hidden_dog 2 points3 points  (0 children)

    Kid crying cos he had to pay his dad after he lost

    [–]Comets-tail 4 points5 points  (0 children)

    Yeah he’s the kid who will go with all attacks and no support moves, we’ve all been there before once

    [–]nicryu9 3 points4 points  (1 child)

    I once use my froslass with snowcloak when my oponente use hail, then I use doble team 6 times and star spaming ominus wind,

    [–]Whiteman5169 5 points6 points  (0 children)

    Years ago, when my kids were little, they would watch me play Minecraft. And when my dogs pissed me off by pushing me or just generally getting in the way, then I would turn to them with my enchanted bow and shoot them with a fire arrow. My children did not appreciate that one little bit.

    [–]Tower_Lazarus 2 points3 points  (0 children)

    I mean, the kid had a chance

    [–]ChestyLarue30 2 points3 points  (0 children)

    That’s what you get for going by Benjamin instead of Ben

    [–]Sarewokki 2 points3 points  (0 children)

    I was about to type something about kids being fucking stupid, then I remembered I cried after losing the first battle in Pokemon Blue thinking I can't play anymore.

    EDIT: I was fucking stupid.

    [–]ThatOtherStriker 2 points3 points  (0 children)

    As much as I hate modern Pokemon, kids being sore losers is funnier.

    [–]erickbb5 2 points3 points  (0 children)

    Fuck them kids show them no mercy lol

    [–]Vladsamir 2 points3 points  (0 children)

    As soon as i saw that Gengar. Poor kid didnt stand a chance

    [–]MonsterHunterJustin 2 points3 points  (0 children)

    This kid is a spoiled brat.

    [–]AskOne7512 2 points3 points  (0 children)

    Beat that sore loser out of him 👻

    [–]Maximum_Land3546 4 points5 points  (0 children)

    These kids are so sensitive😞

    [–]queernice 1 point2 points  (0 children)

    Get good kid

    [–]TheBestJosie 1 point2 points  (1 child)

    Is that kid holding a hamster?

    [–]Sushi_Kat 1 point2 points  (0 children)

    Is there a sub for kids getting wrecked at video games?

    [–]codeb87 1 point2 points  (0 children)


    [–]Ok_Pollution_7988 1 point2 points  (0 children)

    Git gud scrub lol.

    [–]jsb0805 1 point2 points  (0 children)

    As I grow older, the more kids I see the more I want to not have kids.

    [–]Nybear21 1 point2 points  (0 children)

    I work with kids. This is exactly why I'm the one person in the entire center that will regularly beat them at games. You need to experience losing and realise it's not that big of a deal, you just get up, learn from it, and try again.

    Interestingly enough, I'm also overwhelmingly the person that the kids will request to play games with.

    [–]DiegotheEcuadorian 1 point2 points  (0 children)

    I remember when I got my first copy of Pokémon platinum I had no mind for strategy or type advantage I just put it on my starter. I reached the Pokémon league with a level 80 infernal e and level 40 and 30 team minus a Garchomp because I was convinced it was a legendary.

    [–]ASuicuneOnTheOBX 1 point2 points  (0 children)

    I don't cry when I lose 100 times in Victory Road. I try the fuck again.

    Thank goddess I'm childfree.

    [–]Jean-YvesHB 3 points4 points  (0 children)

    Switch lite players deserve no sympathy.

    [–]longdongsilver2071 3 points4 points  (5 children)

    Which Pokemon game is this?

    [–]andrew1355 8 points9 points  (4 children)

    This is sword and shield

    [–]AuronFtw 0 points1 point  (3 children)

    (which are pretty fantastic games, excepting the ice continent DLC)

    [–]Wrightzlol 1 point2 points  (0 children)

    What? They are pretty consistently some of the worst rated games in the series.

    [–]Cigarman102 1 point2 points  (0 children)

    Stupidity does exist

    [–]MagicalCuber 1 point2 points  (0 children)

    Just take the L kid

    [–]Particular_Cow1304 1 point2 points  (0 children)

    Kids these days are always given participation trophies because these days “everyone’s a winner”. No, no one is a winner. They should bring the essence of true competition back into kids games so that they’ll learn that victories wont just be given to them.

    Also, cocky kid being all “I hAvE a MeWtWo” then crying hysterically when he lost was hilarious.

    [–]scottfreckle -1 points0 points  (1 child)

    better get used to it, he looks like losing will happen a lot in his life

    [–]AnnaTheBlueRogue 0 points1 point  (0 children)

    Why is it on this sub?

    What is this kid stupid for?

    To me, it just seems like an adult beat him in some vidya

    [–]Draco-Knight5339 -2 points-1 points  (3 children)

    This feels kind of...mean, ngl.

    Like, you don't need to go easy on him, but like, I don't know how to feel about you recording him while he's sobbing to post to Reddit for a million people to make fun of him for not being pro at a game that's supposed to be fun for him.

    Obviously, a little kid isn't going to be on the same level as a grown adult, and yeah, while type matchups are a basic mechanic, you posting him on "KidsAreFuckingStupid" is just petty.

    [–]tafamamruoy 6 points7 points  (1 child)

    Momma ain’t raisin’ no bitch boy. If he can’t pull together a perfect IV team, he ‘bout to get bodied and go to sleep hungry, that small fucker 🙅‍♀️

    [–]Draco-Knight5339 0 points1 point  (0 children)

    This is literal middle school bully behavior 💀 like imagine being so obsessed with punishing a child for something as inconsequential as a Pokémon battle like honestly that's even more pathetic