I just realised: when Athenodoros accepted this challenge, he forgot to specify whether items and abilities would be allowed. I am going to allow all abilities and no items.
Tau the Kadabra
Kadabra(*) [Tau] (Male)
Modest (+SpA, -Atk)
Psychic: Psychic STAB; less susceptible to blinding, more susceptible to sound-based assaults as far as locking on with Psychic attacks, can lift and throw opponents with Psychic attacks regardless of weight difference, Disable, Focus Blast and Recover have Energy Cost reduced by one (1). Psychic-type attacks are not godlike and cannot be used as a catchall for Disabling, Binding, and redirecting opposing attacks.
Atk: * (-1)
SpA: ***** (+1)
Synchronise: (Innate) Pokemon with this ability mentally link their condition to an opposing Pokemon and pass on any status inflicted on them to their foe. Due to their body structure, Poison types cannot be poisoned and Fire types cannot be burned in this manner.
Inner Focus: (Innate) When an opponent attempts to flinch this Pokemon, it stands firm and continues its attack. If it has another ability that would be activated by flinching, that ability activates.
Magic Guard (DW): (Innate) This Pokemon is infused with a powerful psycho-electric energy that makes it immune to damage from Hail, Sandstorm, and damage from Leech Seed, Poisoning, and Burn. It can still attack itself in confusion, but will not absorb any damage from it. Additionally, the energy protects the Pokemon from its own reckless recoil attacks.
Nidhogg the Dragonair
Male Dragonair (*), "Nidhogg"
Hasty. A 15% increase (rounded up) in Base Speed and a +5% increase in accuracy (e.g. 85 becomes 90) on this Pokemon's attacks. Subtracts * from Defence.
Dragon - Dragon STAB; Roar has Energy Cost reduced by one (1). (Dragonite line can breathe underwater.)
Def: ** (-)
Spe: 81 (+)
Shed Skin -
(Innate) This Pokemon regularly sheds its skin and any impurities contained in its body. If afflicted with a status condition, this Pokemon has a 33% chance of removing all status conditions at the end of a round.
Marvel Scale (DW Unlocked) -
(Innate) This Pokemon’s coat shimmers when afflicted with a status condition, reducing the damage received from physical attacks by two (2).
Thunder Wave (*)
Dragon Rage (*)
Dragon Pulse (*)
Rain Dance (*)
After a slight mix-up with his pokeballs, Athenodoros picks his trusty Dragonair, Nidhogg. Lord Jesseus opts for the cool calculating Kadabra named Tau. Both of these pokemon have seen their fair share of battles, so which one will win the day?
Oh my, looking at Nidhogg I think Athenodoros must have really pissed him off earlier today because he looks like he's about to erupt in fury. Tau is not perturbed in the slightest and effortlessly puts up a psychic barrier to Reflect
the Dragonair's attack. Just in time too - the fury could be contained no longer, but it looks like the barrier took a significant portion of the Outrage
. Not wanting to feel that again, Tau probes Nidhogg's mind and finds out where the memory for knowing how to use Outrage is being stored. He immediately uses his psychic powers to disrupt that part of the brain and Disable
the move. Still mad, Nidhogg tries to channel that energy into another attack, but forgets just how to do so and instead just thrashes about randomly, not even close to hitting his opponent. He continues this fruitless means of venting his rage while Tau takes the less angry path and relaxes himself, focusing on giving himself a Calm Mind
Some Wingull can be seen flying overhead, but when they see the battle, they immediately turn around and fly the other way.
Lord Jesseus and Tau
Atk: * (-1)
SpA: ****** (+1) (+1 due to Calm Mind)
SpD: **** (+1 due to Calm Mind)
Other: Reflect (3 more actions)
Athenodoros and Nidhogg
Def: ** (-)
Spe: 81 (+)
Other: Outrage disabled (4 more actions)
Lord Jesseus, your turn.