Ok, so competitive Pokemon is awesome. Fact. And now, there's a simple way to play online. Viola!:http://play.pokemonshowdown.com/lobby
The user interface is nice and clean, battles are animated and keep track of things such as stat modifications, weather, and entry hazards. Awesome stuff. The TSC community is always more active and frankly, fun, when we are all engaged in something. Of course, it's virtually impossible to get even a small portion of the community all doing something, but given the competitive nature of the site I think that a sort of "Pokemon Competition" would be fun. Thoughts?