Originally Posted by Fat Bozo
there's a few little tricks you can do. like if you're looking at their pokes, and you notice they're not all matching the types used by particular types of trainers (eg policeman - fighting+steel), then they must be of a trainer that uses a particular number (eg jogger - set 2). this means you only need to check the stats of one of them, and you can save on checking the others. that'll save you 4CP every time you use that trick.
as for OHKO moves, yeah you've just gotta be prepared to spend a few points there. unless you have a flier and can be sure you can avoid fissure (eg leading with salamence against the fissure bastiodon - you can actually up its level). EDIT: gengar would be an interesting pokemon to use to wall certain OHKO moves, although it would often have a hard time dealing with the rest of the moveset lol.....
also, i think with more practice, you get better at conserving CP. still, having pokes that can heal themselves during battle is extremely helpful. and a balance between that, and having something that can occasionally 3-0 a team in 3 moves is awesome, as you can often get very easy CP - i had a few dream teams like bastiodon + magnezone + empoleon, where i could level them all up and OHKO with CB earthquake, for 50CP.
Yeah, I'm actually using the search engine that's in the original post to deduce my foes. Checking the summary instead of the Pokemon gives me the exact set most of the times and I save 3 CP every match by not having to check the Pokemon. CP wise I actually had some good rounds after my last post and got better matchups. However...
...I just got haxed out of my streak! Razor Claw Crobat raped my team with CH Brave Bird. :(
The first turn I was completely helpless as the CH ignores Intimidate and Crobat outsped Gyarados. After Dusknoir comes in, I anticipate another crit and pick Rest, hoping to outstall it via recoil. Of course, it doesn't crit on the my Resting turn (CH Brave Bird does about 3/4ths damage). It crits the following turn while I sleep. After Leftovers, Dusknoir is still in KO range of a non-crit Brave Bird. I switch to Blissey because I really needed either Dusknoir or Gyarados to deal with DT Shuckle. Quick calculations say that a non-crit Brave Bird doesn't KO Blissey but the recoil should be more than enough to faint Crobat. Crit Brave Bird, both Blissey and Crobat faint. Sleeping Dusknoir is completely helpless against Pory-Z.
Final tally: 97 wins, 674 CP
So close to 100. :(
I'm going to retrain Gyarados to give it a bit more speed though. FlareBlitz/SuperPower/ThunderPunch/NightSlash Blaziken is a pretty scary threat if I can't get a DD under my belt before it comes in. Right now a level 45 version speed ties with my unboosted Gyarados.