Originally Posted by Fat rkatzam
Not true. I needed to keep Shiftry as healthy as possible simply because it was faster than Persian, unlike Ninetales. If I stayed in to take the Fake Out, Shiftry would not be able to take another.. so if he then switched to Hypno and brought Persian for another round, the 2nd Fake Out would finish Shiftry. Ninetales had to be sacrificed either way, for the last Fake Out or the one before. She wouldn't fair well against Persian as my last pokemon because then Persian could just sleep her.
No, you don't understand my point. You should have sacrificed ninetales as persian came out a second time as to minimize stealth rock damage. In the mean time, if he had switched to hypno, you would have gotten in an extra dark pulse. Either way it would have been better to take the fake out earlier rather than later.
edit: meh, actually relooking through it, it turns out the same way either way I guess. You can ignore what I said.