Okay, I was so pissed off when my first Lapras run ended after 227 wins, I didn't even write it up. Well, I started another run, intent on quickly surpassing 311. It's two months later, it is still active at 196 wins. So, while I'm in a good mood, I'm going to write it up.
Hippowdon Impish @Focus Sash
Garchomp Jolly @Lum Berry
Lapras Modest @Leftovers Water Absorb
81 is to outspeed Abomasnow and other Lapras
If the first pokemon has an Ice attack that can freeze, that it's going to use, is faster, and does not have a Grass, Rock or Fighting attack, I will switch to Lapras.
If not, I Yawn.
Lapras can usually take out at least one pokemon. A lot of Water and Ice types can't break its subs. Anyway, this doesn't happen very often.
Sometimes a pokemon with a Water or Ice attack will have used a move like Hail or DD. If so I will switch to Lapras. This leaves me with an undamaged Hippo or 175/186. In this case, Lapras usually subs first.
Depending on the opponent, I will let Hippo die on Turn Two, if it can. This guarantees an SD for Garchomp, which is usually all she needs. Again, this is rare.
Turn Two usually goes like this. I use Slack Off if I know for a fact that I will be at 93/186 or less. I use Substitute if I know that even a crit will leave me enough for the sub. I will also sub if Hippo is faster and suspect a status attack or an attack that will cripple but not faint Hippo. I use Sand Attack when the opponents attacks are weak or I'm not sure which of the other conditions will apply.
I'm starting to get the idea that you're not reading this anymore, or you're gonna stop. So, I'll make this long story short. The rest of the battle is about getting the opponent to 3/9 accurracy, or close enough if the opponent is dying from SS and is good setup fodder for Garchomp. I usually try to get at least 2 SDs and a sub when the opponent is at 3/9 accuracy. In most cases, a sub and an SD is better than 2 SDs. Especially if you have to use Outrage.
I've probably provided more than enough information for anyone who's not going to use this team. If you do use it and have questions, I'll answer them.
These battles can take a long time. If you want faster battles with a slightly lower win percentage. You should replace Sand Attack with EQ.
Last edited by FastHippo; Dec 8th, 2008 at 1:26:11 AM.