I've been a fan of pokemon ever since 2012 when I was given Pokemon Black as a hand-me-down, I have of course been obsessed since. Pokemon Scarlet is the only pokemon game I have hacked, don't worry I only hack to get unobtainable pokemon at the moment like the unique patterns of Vivillon, I actually shiny hunt legitimently and I have 5 shinies in the game. My newest shiny is Pufferfish the Cufant.
My competitive team is incredibly cute but is actually able to take down legendaries in Pokemon Showdown, do not mess with Jumpluff. I believe that you are stronger than your opponent if you use your favorite pokemon or even something deemed as "weak." You shouldn't feel worried about using only the strongest pokemon but instead, you should feel encouraged to work with something new or unique!