Thank you so much for your comments!
@ Pocket: Venomoth and Yanmega are big threats but despite the team's lack of hyped up Pokemon and quite a few NUs, they have managed to achieve success which I think shows the diversity possible in RU. I think my opponent also prefers to use under-rated Pokemon (Scyther being a big example) so that made the battle a little more interesting than usual. Thanks for your comments on Gallade too, I hope no one catches on to Taunt Gallade.
@ WinstonShnozwick: Claydol is a great spinner and an awesome physical tank, I'd recommend him ;)
@ BloodGod22: I've looked more closely at it now, and I think he actually made the correct decision.
Torterra carries Seed Bomb which was not an OHKO, and Claydol would have used Toxic; thus Torterra suffers 10% + 6% damage. Torterra KOs on the second turn and suffers 10% + 12% damage; then it KOs Gallade and suffers 10% + 19% damage. By the time Krookodile finally comes in, Torterra would have been at 23% HP and +1 Krookodile naturally outspeeds +2 Torterra given the same EVs and nature. An easy sweep for Krookodile. Of course at the time, none of us had the luxury of knowing who was really faster...
The Ferroseed, +3 Gallade, and Cresselia Ice Beam situations were game changing errors however.
@ SP458: Thank you for your kind words. The battle would have been very different, but I'm actually quite glad we made the mistakes that we did. After Ferroseed went down, I lost my main answer to Scyther so Claydol, Entei and Munchlax had to improvise together to hold it back. Not ideal when Claydol is Psychic type, Entei lacks recovery, and Munchlax is a special wall. If Gallade had killed Scyther, it would have been another boring battle decided by hax. If Cresselia had used Reflect... Then MMF would've had a warstory to tell! XD
Last edited by No Luck Involved; Aug 4th, 2011 at 10:36:52 AM.