DM keep the beard, I top 16ed nationals VGC with no idea what my team's exact moves were, and absolutely no idea about natures or evs or speed. The secret: my beard was bigger than it has ever been before in my life. Pretty sure that was all there was to it?? Opponents were distracted, intimidated, whatever. Mix in some light cursing and you got yourself the CaptKirby winning formula.
Hey man sorry I was grouchy about the whole pickup thing, I cannot remember if I ever apologized properly...I thought it was just like a "people gave up on getting me there thing" and it was my one chance to hang out with anyone! Definitely going to try to make more time to hang this year (but not too much...:P)