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I got to a streak of 272 in the Platinum Battle tower using this team
This thing has ridiculous power. Not only is it fast, but it usually will at least kill the opponent's lead, if not sweep the entire team.
Not too much to be said about this thing. Great to switch in on EQs and usually surf for the KO. Also good to switch in on water types, as I had the most trouble with those.
What a beast. Bullet punch helped me out more often that I can remember. Explosion is great for things like cresselia.
I had gotten to a hundred win streak in Diamond with a trick lead, but I got bored of that strategy and I wanted to make a team that had 12 attack moves. I came up with this.
Basic Strategy: sweep the opposing team with Infernape more or less. U-turn was a great move to use, especially against things with focus sash. Just as an example: 532 rhydon w/ focus sash. First turn U-turn, bring out Latios, make EQ miss with levitate, kill with surf. Latios and Metagross work very well together, and they are both great switch-ins for Infernape. Latios resists water, psychic, and ground, and Metagross resists flying to take care of Infernape's weaknesses. It was a fun team and I did get lucky a few times. One time that sticks out in my mind was when my last pokemon was Infernape who managed to hold on with 17 hp.
I lost to 767 swampert, 774 quagsire, and 789 Staraptor. Yea you're probably like wtf right? Well this is how it went down. Swampert leads so I u-turn and go into Latios. It uses EQ, no big deal. I use Dragon Pulse, it survives by like 3 or 4 hp, proceeds to mirror coat and kills Latios. Crap. I should have looked up all of Swampert possible movesets, but I thought I could kill it and didnt bother. That mistake cost me the match. I switch to Metagross, which I didnt know at the time was also a mistake, and Bullet punch swampert. Next comes in quagsire. I use EQ, and do about 35-40%, not enough for the 2HKO. It uses EQ and I realize I'm going to die next turn. I figure the only chance I have at this point is to hope this quagsire has water absorb and not damp. I try to explode, no such luck, and die. (It didnt matter that I chose to explode, using EQ again would have had no bearing on the final outcome, unless I got a crit hit, but that would have had to be some crazy luck.) Only Infernape left to save the day. I use Close Combat to kill it, hoping the last thing would be slow and weak enough to die from Close Combat. But as you can guess, Staraptor comes in with intimidate, survives my CC by about 25hp and kills me. GG
739 Crobat. Almost lost to it. Burned metagross with heat wave, flinched Latios with Dark Pulse, But luckily can only 3hko Latios with that move. Zapdos is also pretty annoying. And of course, water/ground types really gave me a problem. Eventually having two on the same team ended my streak.
You should be able to find my tower record here. Please let me know if there are any issues opening up the pic and I will try to re-upload. Thanks.