Pokemon is a game, and games are meant to be enjoyable for all parties involved. When a Game ceases to be fun, players find other things to do. Let’s keep the experience pleasant for all players so everyone keeps coming back.
Winning or losing with respect to your opponent is important to the enjoyment of a game. A person might lose interest in playing a game if others are rude to them during or after a match. It’s ok to feel proud about a win or upset about a loss, but remember your opponent has feelings too. Tell them it was a good game and thank them for playing.
Players of any game should strive to act honestly while playing that game, if a player accidentally breaks a rule during a game and becomes aware of that error before his or her opponent or a leader, that player should make the opponent and a the leader aware of the error.
Players and leaders should be treated with the same respect that players would expect for themselves. You will probably play the same opponent more than once and you would want them to be respectful towards you during the next match.
Games cease to be fun when players break the rules to achieve victory. A player should prefer to lose a game than to win by cheating. Remember: cheating may work once, but it will not help you become a better pokemon player.
Players should strive to help each other increase their pokemon play skills. Discussing strategies, offering tips, or constructively critiquing game play decisions, after the match has been completed, helps both trainers to become better players. Remember to always be helpful and be mindful of how you speak to others when doing so. Use kind words.