Originally Posted by Djacko
The only game that has done an excellent job of strategic combat was dragon island blue if you haven't checked it out.
I have played it, but I appreciate you sharing it all the same. I do consider it one of the best clones I've played, but still found it lacking for some reason (it's been too long to remember, maybe I'll revisit it). I've played over 20 clones with Dragon Island Blue and GeoSociety+ getting the closest but still not close enough.
I don't need a direct clone of the Pokémon combat system (even though that'd be excellent), I just need a deeply strategic and fun combat system. Competitive Pokémon isn't just about spamming your best attack, switching Pokémon is an enormous part of the game and adds a ton of depth. Again, I don't need the depth to be delivered the exact same way as Pokémon, but if my best move is completely obvious, that's not a deeply strategic game.