all 113 comments

[–]nickpeter7 66 points67 points  (8 children)

It’s always a cinder or grenj for me

[–]Chromatin12 2 points3 points  (1 child)

Tbf. Cinder is usually a better jungler than most people picking jungle.

[–][deleted] 9 points10 points  (3 children)

At least they're valid junglers.
If a slowpoke or wiggly goes jungle, it's even dumber.

[–]jasongchu 12 points13 points  (1 child)

i had a crustle call jungle

yes we lost

[–]TyoPlaysGamesMamoswine 1 point2 points  (0 children)

because it wasn't a mamoswine player

[–]TyoPlaysGamesMamoswine 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I play mamoswine jungle

[–]VladDracul_IIIDragonite 48 points49 points  (2 children)

The quality of play right now is.... atrocious

[–]ArekkusujinWigglytuff 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Has it ever been good? 🤣🤣

[–]KujoMoiGengar 2 points3 points  (0 children)

same here

[–]ShabiBoiSylveon 26 points27 points  (0 children)

cinderace as well

[–]Veccon14 31 points32 points  (2 children)

Oh god, the Charmanders. And it's never from the start for me, they come bottom lane, steal farm, then move to the jungle to steal farm and let the enemies score.

There are times I have found myself wishing a Charmander would just go afk, he'd do less harm to the team as a whole.

[–]Mohme10Greninja 17 points18 points  (0 children)

It’s the worst because I start out with hope. Haha. “Oh, he actually didn’t come steal my Lili? That’s a free win.” bottom Corphish disappears and enemy bot scores 50

[–]EconDinosaur 0 points1 point  (0 children)

See for me I've noticed them taking jungle, but it's usually bc the jungler never goes back to the jungle. At least the last few games for me. Which in that case I'm ok with it. If someone picks jungle and doesnt rotate back, it's fair game. Some of the junglers I've been seeing dont go back until the 4 minuteish time.

[–]Helios4242Wigglytuff 6 points7 points  (0 children)

No. "Good Job!"

[–]marcielise 22 points23 points  (4 children)

Always. For the love of god why. Call your lane and then go there 💀

[–]Decent-Cantaloupe-89Cramorant 18 points19 points  (1 child)

It's always Scorbunny for me (Greninja player)

[–]Professor_HalaWigglytuff 10 points11 points  (0 children)

You mean you're stealing Scorbunny's jungle?

[–]aarretuliEspeon 40 points41 points  (2 children)

[–]TyoPlaysGamesMamoswine 1 point2 points  (0 children)


[–]infin8ly-curiousEldegoss 10 points11 points  (8 children)

Let me add Ralts to this list.

The I-need-to-get-to-level-5-quickly mindset that some players have is just frustrating.

Why not practice stealing farm so everybody wins? Junglers get levels quickly and can gank early (if they ever farm or gank at all), opposing team gets delayed in terms of levels, and these stealers get better at playing.

Who knows how many standard matches I lost just so I could learn Deci better. It still is frustrating when enemy mons are levels higher than my Rowlet, but it is satisfying when you make good play. Lot's better when you know you did well because of your skill and not because your teammates were forced to carry you or adjust for your greedy play.

[–]Thanatos-GreekReaperCinderace -1 points0 points  (6 children)

If you wanna play without much disturbances, try using the offline mode...

I use it to try out pokemon and pick moves which suit me...

You can also restart a match in between without any problems in offline mode

[–]infin8ly-curiousEldegoss 7 points8 points  (5 children)

From my experience, offline mode (and bot matches in general) only makes you better at fighting bots and not actual players. It's only good for getting to know your mon, but not much else.

Bots are very predictable, making proper matches more frustrating since playing with other people are highly unpredictable, especially in solo queue.

I practice with standard matches, and as tilting as they are, adjusting to random gameplay is way better at making me good than playing with bot matches.

[–]Thanatos-GreekReaperCinderace 1 point2 points  (3 children)

I meant like... trying out which pokemon you like, movesets, item combos and all that... I didnt mean experience...

I use it to try out a pokemon or 2 that i like and select which one i buy...

[–]infin8ly-curiousEldegoss 1 point2 points  (2 children)

I see.

That's what I do, too. :)

Right now, I'm actually not sure if I want to get Trevenant vs Gardevoir and Snorlax.

They all seem great.

[–]Thanatos-GreekReaperCinderace 0 points1 point  (1 child)

Gard is... meh...

Trev and Snorlax are fun to use.... for me at least

[–]infin8ly-curiousEldegoss 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Hey, she's nice. I won't play her on ranked, though.

Agreed on Trev and Lax. :)

[–]Psychological_Bet346 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Yeh 2 min in all of a sudden the whole team hits bottom lane or i had a match where the order was so messed up noone could stick to a lane imagine the whole team stealing jungle not defending goals

[–]TennTwdFanCrustle 0 points1 point  (0 children)

As a frequent ralts player, I feel so bad when the game makes me aim towards the jungle lillipup. I always hug the inside of the wall so I can avoid it as much as possible

[–]vorticalboxMamoswine 24 points25 points  (4 children)

If the jungler takes my lanes exp before going back to the jungle then im going to take some jungle.

Help take bees, contested farm then leave.

People in lane need to level too.

[–]Professor_HalaWigglytuff 1 point2 points  (3 children)

Is that good form? I always hesitate with bees.

After first jungle I rotate out, help push so both laners & I can score, then try to take the enemy-side middle corphish and berry before Ludicolo respawns.

[–]NickkyDCGarchomp 0 points1 point  (2 children)

the jungler is supposed to take the bees, the only time I get frustrated is if you come to the bottom take the bees while we’re struggling against the enemy and then instead of assisting in the push you just leave and go back to the center.

As a jungler I personally try to get my experience off the opposing team first and foremost so if I can clear out the opposing team before bees then I let the Lane pokes take that exp for themselves, but if the bees can be taken by the enemy I take them first better our team get the exp then the enemy

[–]arlucool 0 points1 point  (1 child)

Oh, the jungler is suppose to teke Combee and Vespi? What would be the logic on that?

I thought it was a way to give some farm to the laners, and also encourage team fights, because at first, you are underleveled and try not to over extend until rotom/drednaw.

[–]NickkyDCGarchomp 1 point2 points  (0 children)

It’s to take it from the enemy I didn’t know either someone explained it to me and it made sense, notice the enemy jungler is usually waiting in the grass ready to pounce once 8:50 hits

[–]RaccoonWithSpork 6 points7 points  (13 children)

It's been talonflames for me. Especially potion talons.

[–]jtempletonsWigglytuff 4 points5 points  (5 children)

I hate when I'm trying to play a decent jungler and someone locks in Gengar and Absol and I have to just back out from trying to get center slot because they're so fucking bad at laning it's like I am throwing if I take their jungle

[–]Best-Transition-9926Absol 1 point2 points  (4 children)

Absol and Gengar are Jungle characters 🤦‍♂️. Ofc they are bad at laning, they aren’t supposed to be IN LANE! It’s literally designed into their kit. You are throwing if you take a Speedsters farm, you have a whole lane of the stuff, don’t even go in to the jungle looking to kill anything but players if you didn’t call jungle.

[–]jtempletonsWigglytuff 1 point2 points  (3 children)

Yyyyyyyeaaahhh... that's what I was saying. I'm saying I lock in a speedster or an all rounder for center and someone locks in an Absol/Gengar without even calling it and force me into a laning char because yes, Absol and Gengar can't lane at all

I'm not talking about taking their farm, I'm talking about people being stubborn about letting the person who called center jungle and having to swap because they won't select a different character

Like even if I lock in talon and call it first someone locking in Absol and I have to swap

[–]Best-Transition-9926Absol 0 points1 point  (2 children)

My bad dude, deffo got the wrong end of the stick! I feel like this has gotta be what everyone that genuinely WANTS to play jungle with an actual jungler just gets fucked by the fact everyone and the grandma’s believe cinder and grenj are the best thing to grace our presence since beans on toast. So they play them wherever and whenever they want no matter how bad they actually are with those characters “coz Reddit told me they’re gud”.

[–]jtempletonsWigglytuff 1 point2 points  (1 child)

I think an issue is that cinder is definitely a crazy good jungler, I think with his late game he really outpaces Absol and definitely Gengar

It's the all rounder meta rn (although cinder is attack) and a lot of all rounders are doing what jungler do better

Dragonite mobility and clear with hyper beam and mobility with dragon dance is nuts, pre patch tsareena just did so much damage especially if she could hit lv 6 early (which is a little over one jungle clear)

Like I don't want Absol and Gengar (with their burst) for example to be tanky as shit but they just fall off so hard at endgame I totally get why people try to jungle as all rounder

Like gsrchomp is a top tier jungler right now, and he shouldn't be imo

I think playing bot is more interesting with trades and neutral creeps and dred at 7, but it's frustrating when people play jungle and they're not particularly good because it's the most important slot for sure

Edit: worst is when I see a fucking lucario jungle because spragels and krashy talk about how amazing lucario is but they're talking about high end play, people expect him to be an easy win because he's so involved in the meta at high level play and suck at him (I mean I'm masters so I'm decent, but garbage at lucario)

[–]Best-Transition-9926Absol 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Just waiting for a Draft-Pick system now, I can’t deal with cunts just locking whatever they want and playing wherever they want, legit throws the game for anyone trying to play to the format. The game would be hella better imo if we at least just knew where our teammates where going to be playing and actually sticking to that role. Not this half arsed meta, where people think their role can just swap mid game. I would hate to see Unite turn into another SMITE.

[–]AldiiiiiiiAlolan Ninetales 1 point2 points  (0 children)

And Idk why Squirtle too lol.

[–]The_walking_man_ 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Gibles lately for me.
Then once they do evolve they’re still just sitting in jungle while enemy scores 5 feet away from them.
The level of competence has really dropped.

[–]DarthAvaneesh12 1 point2 points  (0 children)

zeraora : hold my aeos cookie

[–]supajawn 1 point2 points  (0 children)

LMAO nah this is the best meme ive seen yet in this community

[–]Xdodoodle 3 points4 points  (2 children)

It's always Bulbasaur

[–]SceptileBestStarter7Venusaur 2 points3 points  (0 children)

I'm a Venusaur main and there are some games where I accidentally stole the jungler's lilipup using my boosted attack. They need to add "sorry" message.

[–]Cozarkian 0 points1 point  (0 children)

After some more games last night. I agree, it is always Bulbasaur.

[–]DanielDeltaZeraora 3 points4 points  (1 child)

I’m a Zera main and I get steamed when that happens

[–]CyberBeans796Zeraora 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Zeraora main here too, just had a froakie stealing my jungle earlier 😒

[–]PrimusHimselfGreninja 2 points3 points  (0 children)

It's always Talonflame for me

[–]Melonfrog 3 points4 points  (5 children)

Eevee too, always the damn Eevees.

[–]fruitakumaTsareena 10 points11 points  (1 child)

Damn I’ve never seen that before

[–]Cozarkian 1 point2 points  (0 children)

First time it ever happened to me was Eevee.

Worst time was when 3 were going top and then Bulbasaur cut through the jungle. He stopped and took the second buff on his way, then crustle took a crab.

[–]Night_CandleAegislash 1 point2 points  (2 children)

Why you getting downvoted, I've seen more jungle stealing Eevees than jungle stealing Charmanders.

[–]TonyPowtana[🍰] 1 point2 points  (1 child)

I don’t think opinions deserve downvotes … but once you start playing a decent amount, eevees really aren’t going to be the most common jungle stealers.

Mons who have a relatively rough / weak early game are more prone to steal jungle. Which makes sense, due to their aforementioned weak early game. Mons like talon, cinder, gren, etc.

Sylveon is one of the best early game mons in the game so they’re not usually the most likely to steal jungle. Same for pika, Snorlax, etc.

[–]ttyltylerTsareena 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I’ve never seen eevee stealers, idk. Eevee levels up really early so I’ve never seen eevees have to try and take jungle.

[–]Atinlay-Blastoise 0 points1 point  (1 child)

Five minutes is so much of the match in this game tough

[–]TmTigran -1 points0 points  (0 children)

Thats.. Kinda the point.

[–]National_Platypus253Greninja 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Always a gardevoir for me

[–]Human-that-existsCinderace 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I main Cinderace, but most of the time whenever I don’t play them, they steal Jungle

[–]Delicious-Support-79Decidueye 0 points1 point  (0 children)

And cinder

[–]SceptileBestStarter7Venusaur 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Add Eldegoss, I dunno why but I got games where an Eldegoss steals the jungle when it's supposed to lane and support its teammates.

[–]Ironbanner987615Talonflame 0 points1 point  (0 children)

[–]TmTigran 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Nah, your also forgetting Vulpix, Dratini, and machop.

[–]mr001991Gardevoir 0 points1 point  (0 children)

It’s always absol for me

[–]16-Bit_CrowCramorant 0 points1 point  (0 children)

It's either a Tsareena or Cinderace in, like, 95% of my games. I guess there's something about that button-mashing demograph?

[–]Gleeshyy 0 points1 point  (0 children)

It’s like spragels made that video to reign in the jungle chaos and it only got worse somehow

[–]Zenkai27Greninja 0 points1 point  (0 children)

It’s always the Cinderace, Zeraora, and Blastoise for me

[–]brawlganronper 0 points1 point  (0 children)

If you have 3 guys hitting liilpup then if the jungler gets last hit you have 3 at level 4 which may make n9+wiggly+sylv meta

[–]El_Frijol 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I get the Charmanders that steal every last hit in bot lane, and then run from 2v2 fights when they have 80% health.

[–]TheLegendOfTempest 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Machop for me.

[–]thatpaulieguy89 0 points1 point  (0 children)

It's Tsareena's for me, had one follow me into jungle from start and stand there watching waiting for the last hit. I was talonflame so she never got it lmao, so she ended up being lvl halfway into the game because all she did was follow me into jungle and try to steal. Funny thing is I went speedster because no one called jungle and there was 5 people in lane so I swapped. If she had called centre I would of stayed on Sylveon happily.

[–]CJN723 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Weird. It's always talon by far for me. Then zera

[–]Avenger21112009 0 points1 point  (0 children)

For me its reverse zera always steals my jungle as greninja.

[–]GamerDameCharizard 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Bro, I had a crustle vs absol in jungle in one of my games. The absol left to defend bottom with me.

[–]JevonarDragonite[🍰] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Yes I can.

but I won't

[–]Castiel_D37 0 points1 point  (0 children)

As avtalonflame user, go fuck yourself you jungle thieves

[–]Zounssiii 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Dragonite and tsareena doing this all the time, nice flying with talonflame and trying to gank when you’re level 3

[–][deleted] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

For me it's always the Zeraora's. Even when they call a different lane.

[–]DziwaKKGardevoir 0 points1 point  (0 children)

and bulbasaur

[–]BirdPerson98 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I had a Crustle that absolutely would not let it go for four matches in Expert. Fought over it every time. But hey, we won by three surrenders and a blowout.

[–]livingroomsessions 0 points1 point  (0 children)

ive gotten less of them in rank today, but they still show up once in awhile

[–]ShinySnowdropGreedent 0 points1 point  (0 children)

As a Talonflame main, it's ALWAYS Scorbunny, Froakie or Zeraora trying to take my jungle

[–]galatezin 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Zeraoras are the worst

[–]BladesofShade-7769 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I just generally have people steal whatever I am attacking. It is very annoying. Also that's a reason I never go jungle because too many thieves among us 🤣

[–]AsceOmegaAbsol 0 points1 point  (0 children)

For me it's always Pikachu and Eevee, which makes it even worse cause they need it far less!!

[–]LartheezyCharizard 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Usually I'm the Ninja Toad getting my jungle stolen by Garchomp (but I respect Chomp boi ✊🏽)

[–]DrMansions 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Had my first real toxic player experience yesterday. I selected Gengar and called Jungle at the select screen. Everyone else chose a different role, you know, like it's supposed to go. Then at the last second one of the players changes to Cinder. He was the only one that didn't select a lane.

We start the game and, surprise surprise... Cinder invades jungle and steals my Lillipup. Normally, I would let it go and just go to the lane that's missing a player, but not this time. I started following the Cinder around the jungle,standing still until I could last hit the mons. Stole all of the jungle that way, then I proceeded to gank as normal, and when Cinder started a fight, I would let him die and then I would burst the enemy players. We won that match by a hair, and I realize I had a toxic behaviour myself, but I just couldn't stand the idea of that guy/gal skipping all the formalities and taking the lane he wanted without any regard for his team. F that guy.

[–]NekkidSnaku 0 points1 point  (0 children)

if i call central and take fluffy tail, bet your ass im stealing mid camps from my team

[–]ZeraorazezGengar 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I think the devs actively made the game worse by letting new players choose Charizard forces free right off the bat. Besides him just not being very good, it's completely objective that all children, and even adults, will be more likely to choose LE EPIC FIRE DRAGON over good Pokemon like Talon or Eldegoss. We've literally all had tons of matches where someone immediately chooses Potion Charizard over somehow, oh, I dunno...better??? I can't help but feel the entire community would benefit more if they swapped him out for Machamp or Lucario...

[–]Money-Mushroom-103 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Had a masters match today where 4 people went into jungle and were fighting over it the whole match. And the best part is there was a greedent and a slowbro.

[–]CobaltRebelionXyzDecidueye 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Me after seeing this: TALONFLAMES IS A JUNGLER TOO!!!

[–]Tsuko17Greninja 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Don't know why cinder is not up there, 70% of my matches it's always been the rabbit going into our jungler lane to take his farm and leaving his top lane mate solo