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Pearl No-Evo Scramble Update #FINAL!
Alright, final update of this Pearl No Evo Scramble. Enjoy the read & reply if you want.
The E4 Run
Okay, grinding has finally finished, & Now it's time to take on the E4. What's changed? Apart from levels, Some Pokemon got new moves. Missy has Psychic in place of Psybeam, Stortamus has Rock Slide in place of Sand Attack, & Larolla has had an overhaul in terms of moves, now carrying a moveset of Shadow Ball/Charm/Bounce/Healing Wish. As far as EV Training is concerned, Lailaps gained in Speed & Attack, same with Chocolate, who constantly beat Battle Girl Helen on Route 207, Mr Penguin gained Sp. Attack & Speed, same with Missy, Larolla gained Speed, & Stortamus gained Attack & Defence. After buying some items, I was finally ready to take on the E4.
Random's team at this point:
Mr Penguin: Lv62
THE PLAN OF ATTACK
Aaron: Lead with Missy against Dustox & try to kill it ASAP before it does too much damage. Heracross would probably come in at that point, where I switch in Chocolate & Brave Bird it into oblivion. Next would probably be Drapion, where Stortamus can come in & set up Stealth Rock, before taking him out with Eathquake. I will need to watch out for Ice Fang, however, so if Stortamus gets killed, Missy can come in as a back up (Lol, no Dark Type attacks on Drapion), & kill with Thunderbolt. Lastly, Vespiquen & Beautifly should be easy picking for Lailaps (Or Stortamus if he is still alive), thanks to Stealth Rock.
Bertha: Bertha should be incredibly easy. Lead with Mr Penguin & rape her entire party with Surf & Grass Knot. Choice specs should be really useful to ensure KO's on a couple of Pokemon, Quagsire in particular, as I have known him to survive a Grass Knot. Other than that, this should be no hassle to win.
Flint: This will be a tricky one. Lead with Mr Penguin & use Surf to deal a lot of damage while Rapidash should survive & set up Sunny Day. Assuming this is the case, I will switch in Stortamus, predicting a SolarBeam & set up Sandstorm & Earthquake Rapidash while he is charging, most likely KOing in the process. Next up should be Infernape, Stortamus should EQ Infernape, hopefully surviving a predicted Flare Blitz & KO the monkey. Drifblim should be next, where I'll send in Missy & blast it back where it came from with a Shadow Ball. After that, Steelix should come in, paving the way for Mr Penguin to score an easy KO, & lastly, Lopunny, who should be 2HKOed by Something.
Lucian: Lucian should give me a run for my money here. Lead with Stortamus against Mr. Mime, & while he sets up Dual Screens, Stortamus will set up Stealth Rock & slowly chip away at Mr. Mime with Crunch, if Stortamus kills Mr. Mime, then next will probably be Medicham, in which case, I'll switch in Chocolate & go suicidal with Brave Bird, otherwise, if Chocolate dies, Missy should come in & kill Medicham. Third will most likely be Girafarig, where I would send Stortamus back in & chip away with Crunch while healing off damage with items. If Stortamus dies, then I'll send in Lailaps to pick Girafarig off. Should Stortamus win, then Alakazam will probably next, where it's Missy's turn to blast him into oblivion with Shadow Ball. Last would be Bronzong, where my best bet is to use Missy & keep using Shadow Ball until it falls.
Cynthia: And we come to Cynthia. Lead with Lailaps against Spiritomb, & alternate between Charge & Spark until Spiritomb bites the dust. At that point, one of two Pokemon will show up, either Gastrodon or Garchomp. If Gastrodon comes out, Mr Penguin comes in & Grass Knot's Gastrodon into oblivion. If Garchomp comes out, then I'll switch in Missy & alternate between him & Lailaps, lowering Chomp's attack in the progress & then after one of them (Probably Lailaps) gets KOed, I'll send in Mr Penguin & finish Chomp with Ice Beam. Either way, Roserade will probably come in next, where I'll send in Chocolate & go Brave Bird suicidal. If Chocolate fails to kill Roserade, then Missy shall come in & finish the job with Psychic. Assuming Chocolate succeeds, next would be Milotic, where I'll send in Mr Penguin & revive Lailaps (Assuming Chomp came out first, otherwise, I would send in Lailaps directly) & eventually use Larolla as death fodder to give Lailaps a safe switch in. At that point, I would alternate with Charge & Spark until Milotic comes down. Then the other of the two Ground Types would come out & I'll deal with them accordingly. And then finally, we come to Lucario. The main plan would be to send in Stortamus & try & kill it by spamming Earthquake. If he fails, then I'll do with what's at hand (Most likely spamming Missy's Thunderbolt) to kill Lucario & win the Scramble.
THE E4 RUN
I went into the first room & encountered Aaron. I approached him & challenged him to a battle. Random vs. Aaron.
The battle begins with me sending out Missy & Aaron sending out Dustox. True to plan, Missy opens out with Psychic & sets the tone for the battle, OHKOing Dustox without any problems.
Beautifly comes out next & gets OHKOed by Thunderbolt.
Heracross is next & I send in Chocolate, but Heracross turns out to be faster & OHKOes Chocolate with Stone Edge. Missy makes a return & 2HKOes with Psychic, taking about under half health from Hera's Megahorn.
Stortamus enters while Vespiquen comes out & starts out with Defend Order, before being 2HKOed by Stortamus' Rock Slide, who only takes 30% damage from the incoming Attack Order.
Last was Drapion, who could ony manage to do ~20% damage with 2 Cross Poisons as Stortamus deals a crippling 2HKO with Earthquake even when factoring in the Sitrus Berry, winning me the battle.
After the anti-climatic first battle where Aaron was simply outplayed, I heal up my team & go to the second room, where I find Bertha & challenge her to a battle. Random vs. Bertha.
I open the battle with Mr Penguin, who was armed with Choice Specs. Bertha opens with Quagsire, & gets the jump with a feeble Protect, delaying the inevitable. I select Grass Knot as Mr Penguin's attack & basically watch the battle roll. Quagsire falls easily, Sudowoodo gets 3HKOed by Grass Knot, factoring in Full Restore & Sucker Punches in return, doing ~40%. Hippowdon & Golem are outsped & OHKOed by Grass Knot, & Whiscash gets 2HKOed by Grass Knot, dealing ~30% in return with Zen Headbutt. The battle was won.
After that, I heal Mr Penguin, take Choice Specs off it, & go to the next room with Stortamus in the lead. Flint awaits, & I confront him. Random vs. Flint.
The battle has a sandy start as Stortamus leads the party against a Rapidash. Rapidash doesn't like the flying sand & promptly sets up Sunny Day, as Stortamus sets up Stealth Rock. Expecting an Earthquake, Rapidash jumps up, dodging the EQ as expected, & then bounces over Stortamus, dealing ~30% damage. The jumping, however, wasnt enough, as he was promptly OHKOed by Earthquake.
Mr Penguin comes in against Infernape & I immediately switch in Stortamus, just because Sunny Day sucks balls. It wasn't a good idea, as Infernape KOes with a combination of Mach Punch & Flare Blitz, in that order. Missy comes in & tries to take out Infernape, but the flaming monkey bites back with Flare Blitz, dealing ~95% damage. Missy then KOes with Psychic, only to be KOed by Sandstorm damage.
Mr Penguin returns for Drifblim & gets bad luck, with Ice beam missing twice while Drifblim set up Double Team twice. Then Jirachi (The god of hax) frowned on Drifblim for breaking Evasion Clause & made his Will-O-Wisp miss & Mr Penguin's Ice Beam hit, but Drifblim survived, only to be killed by Sandstorm damage.
Steelix came in next & was easily OHKOed by Mr Penguin's Surf.
Last was Lopunny, & I sent in the incredibly loyal Lailaps. Lopunny hated the sand as well, so he set up Sunny Day. Lailaps replied with Return, doing ~40% damage...Then Lailaps felt sorry for Lopunny & hit puberty, falling in love with Lopunny...So I switched Lailaps out for Chocolate, who took a Fire Punch, losing ~45% health. Then Chocolate went suicidal, dealing 2 Brave Birds, one of them critting, & finishing Lopunny & Flint off with Quick Attack, winning me the battle.
After that, I heal up, & go to the next room. Lucian is there waiting, reading a book on something. I confront him & challenge him to a battle. Random vs. Lucian.
I lead with Stortamus against Mr. Mime. Mr. Mime starts out the battle with Light Screen, while Stortamus starts out with Stealth Rock. then the two trade blows, both taking 75% damage from their respective attacks, Stortamus with Crunch, Michael Jackson, err...Mr. Mime with Psychic. Lucian then deals a Full Restore Mr. Mime's way as he is Crunched again. Knowing his death is inevitable, he sets up Reflect as he falls to Stortamus' Crunch.
Chocolate comes in on Medicham, & Flies up, hits Medicham, only to be OHKOed by Drain Punch. I then make a blunder, sending in Larolla, thinking Light Screen is still up. I then kill it for no reason with Healing Wish, sending in a full health Missy...What a bad mistake on my part. Missy then takes 30% from an Ice Punch to KO with Shadow Ball.
Lailaps came in for Girafarig, & traded blows, surviving a Double Hit & a Crunch to 2HKO with Crunch...Lailaps however, didn't have enough HP to survive the Sandstorm & was killed off by it.
Then came Bronzong...bitch...Stupid metal bell...Made me use a lot of revives...Basically, Bronzing set up Calm Mind & forced me to use items...a lot. A long time later, Lailaps kills it with Crunch. Not going to do turn by turn, & at the point where Bronzong finally went down, Lailaps was my last Pokemon remaining. I still had revives...
So last out was Alakazam. I revive Stortamus & Missy as Lailaps goes down to a Psychic, following a Recover. So Missy comes in, survives an Energy Ball & a Recover to 2HKO with Shadow Ball & finally win the battle for me.
After that, I heal up my party & give Missy an Elixir. I put Lailaps in the lead position. I go up into the champion's room. Cynthia was there. She started speaking. "Have you been keeping well? Thank you for Mt. Coronet. I'm truly grateful. Together, you and your Pokémon overcame all the challenges you faced, however difficult. It means that you've triumphed over any personal weaknesses, too. The power you learned... I can feel it emanating from you. But that's enough talk. Let's get on with why you're here. As the Pokémon League Champion, I accept your challenge!" And with that, the final battle of the scramble had started.
Lailaps opened the battle against Spiritomb. And from the outset, I was at a disadvantage, being forced to rely on Hyper Potions. Lailaps kept on charging, Spiritomb kept on attacking, & eventually, an Embargo sealed Lailaps fate, as it eventually got KOed by Dark Pulse. Spiritomb was at half health at that point. Missy came in, survived a Silver Wind, to KO in two with Shadow Ball.
Chocolate came in for Roserade, & got outsped & OHKOed by Roserade's Extrasensory. So, I sent in Missy, who 2HKOed with Shadow Ball after surviving a Shadow Ball himself with little health remaining.
Mr Penguin came infor Gastrodon, & 2HKOed with Grass Knot with 70% health remaining after a Muddy Water.
Then Missy became involved in an item spamming stallwar against Lucario, with me alternating between using a Hyper Potion & spamming Thunderbolt...And Confuse Ray...And being forced to take Psychics & Dragon Pulses on the chin, which missy can do remarkably well. Eventually Lucario goes down.
Next up was Garchomp, & I alternate between Lailaps & Missy for a couple of turns as the other gets KOed, before sending in Mr Penguin. Mr Penguin out of all things, survives a Giga Impact to 2HKO with Ice Beam.
Mr Penguin stayed in for Milotic. By now, I was running low on Potions & Revives. So I do what I need to do to survive, making do with what's at hand, & after a long war, with Mr Penguin, Lailaps & Stortamus all being killed once (Milotic got three doses of Freeze-Hax for the record), Mr Penguin finally lands the final blow with Grass Knot, winning me the battle.
After that, I enter the Hall of Fame & confirm my Scramble victory. Larolla, Chocolate, Stortamus, Lailaps, Missy, & Mr Penguin. Each one contributed to this win. Thank you all for the challenges.
tl;dr: I beat the E4 & won the Scramble.
The Final Team
Larolla (Female Buneary) @ Nothing
151 HP/94 ATK/72 DEF/76 SP ATK/90 SP DEF/150 SPD
Comments: Given to me by user auramaster, Larolla was an eccentric little bunny, due to the fact that it couldn't keep its moveset for long. This wasn't favourable, & as a result it consistently went through 2 Phases, one where it's useful, & one where it plainly sucks. Unfortunately, It's final phase was the "It plainly sucks" phase, which was a shame, as it was it's inconsistency & suckiness that landed it the LVP Title. Sorry auramaster, but thank you for the Buneary anyway.
Chocolate (Male Starly) @ Wide Lens
128 HP/101 ATK/61 DEF/54 SP ATK/47 SP DEF/122 SPD
Comments: Given to me by user chocolate-kipp, Chocolate the Starly was surprisingly useful...Early on in the game...When it had access to Double Team. After Maylene, its usefullness started to decline, & the rate only increased. At least it was powerful enough to solo Volkner's Ambipom, but nevertheless, it became fairly disappointing. Thank you chocolate-kipp for the Starly.
Stortamus (Male Hippopotas) @ Smoke Ball
168 HP/125 ATK/123 DEF/77 SP ATK/69 SP DEF/54 SPD
Comments: Given to me by user DetroitLolcat, this was essentially a no good moves challenge in a way, because it couldn't use Normal Type moves. This denied it moves like Yawn, Slack Off...But I lived. It was the last member to join the team, but it didn't take it long to prove itself, with Stealth Rock & Sandstorm support. It wasn't that powerful, but it was this support that made it as valuable as it was. Thank you DetroitLolcat for the Hippopotas.
Lailaps (Female Shinx) @ Nothing
145 HP/110 ATK/52 DEF/63 SP ATK/56 SP DEF/111 SPD
Comments: Given to me by user Athenodoros, The incredibly loyal Lailaps was like Chocolate, useful earlygame, crap lategame, but unlike Chocolate, Lailaps decline in usefullness wasn't as bad as Chocolates, her main problem was her fragility & rather low speed despite the Jolly Nature. But then again, Lailaps did have her moments. Thank you Athenodoros for the loyal Shinx.
Missy (Male Misdreavus) @ Razor Claw
150 HP/81 ATK/102 DEF/136 SP ATK/146 SP DEF/134 SPD
Unown HP's obtained: Poison, Bug, Dragon, Ground, Rock, Ice, Fighting, Electric, Psychic, & Dark.
Comments: Given to me by user Paradox808, Missy got off to a slow start. It was far from broken initially, but then I got the appropriate Unown Hidden Powers, & when I got it the right moves, his usefullness shot up, as did his brokeness, the main reason to his usefullness was his incredible bulk on the Special side, & a good movepool & speed. At the end, it became the most brokenest Ghost in Little Cup, achieving its goal of being banned from Little Cup Standard play. Missy made push for the MVP Title, but sadly fell just short. Thank you Paradox808 for the Misdreavus, it is sad that you don't post anymore, please do come back, some of us on Smogon do miss you.
Mr Penguin (Male Piplup) @ Nothing
156 HP/72 ATK/90 DEF/139 SP ATK/89 SP DEF/95 SPD
Comments: Given to me by user Sprocket, Mr Penguin was an absolute beast. Modest Nature was a huge boon, & it's usefullness only shot up. It had almost perfect coverage with Grass Knot/Ice Beam/Surf (Fuck you Shedinja), & he hits like a truck. He had stiff competition from Missy, but the Bertha solo pretty much sealed the MVP Title. Thank you Sprocket for the Piplup.
Final Game Time: 39:24
And that's it. Hope you enjoyed the update, reply if you want. Next up for Pearl is a Warm Up Solo which I've already started. I've got the egg & hatched it. That's it for Pearl No-Evo.