Battle Subway - Super Single Record: 129
Team: Whimsicott, Rotom-W, Drapion (btw, please delete my old 77 streak)
Also, a picture of a Battle Video screen showing I used this team, very shortly before the battle in which I lost:
(that was the battle against the idiot Excadrill which I nearly lost to because of its stupid move decisions)
Yeah, this is the 'quirky' team I mentioned... not a very impressive streak, but it was fun to try something a little bit different.
1. Whimsicott @ Focus Sash
Nickname: Whimsic*nt (uncensored)
EVs: 252 HP, 252 Sp. Def, 4 Def
IVs: 31 / x / 31 / x / 31 / 31
Lv 50 Stats: 167 / x / 106 / x / 139 / 136
- Worry Seed
~ Basically a standard crippling set as used by Jumpman and others. Worry Seed is fun to use against things like Pure Power Medicham, Sand Force Excadrill, Prankster Tornadus/Thundurus, etc.
~ Some battles go like this: Foe uses Blizzard / Hydro Pump / another 5 PP move, I use Memento or Taunt depending on the expected set... send in Rotom-W and Spite so it can't use said move, then set up Drapion easily on weaker moves. Usually no Trick because I need as many turns as possible.
2. Rotom-W @ Choice Scarf
EVs: 252 HP, 252 Speed, 4 Sp. Def
IVs: 31 / x / 31 / 31 / 31 / 31
Lv 50 Stats: 157 / x / 127 / 125 / 128 / 151
- Thunder Wave
~ Nickname explanation: Well, Rotom is 'Motor' backwards... so 'Spaz' makes sense not just because of its hyperactive animation.
~ This is the unconventional team member, especially since it carries Spite.
~ Rotom-W isn't as bulky as the standard Psychic-type Trick users, but its resistances and weaknesses fit in nicely with Whimsicott and Drapion.
~ It conveniently has a maximum speed of 151, which is just
enough to outspeed Guillotine Pinsir with a Choice Scarf.
~ I actually very rarely used Trick in this streak. It was mainly Flash, followed by Spite and Thunder Wave, then Trick least often.
3. Drapion @ Black Sludge
Nickname: Hax Return
Ability: Battle Armor
EVs: 252 HP, 196 Sp. Def, 56 Def, 4 Speed
IVs: 31 / 31 / 31 / x / 31 / 31
Lv 50 Stats: 177 / 110 / 137 / x / 132 / 116
~ Same old Drapion set inspired by Jumpman. Anything that needs to be said about it has already been said... it's certainly a huge advantage being able to Acupressure behind a Sub.
~ Proof that the game hates me: When I was in a rush to leave the house one time, I was just trying to finish off a battle with my completely set-up Drapion... but of all things to be sent out last, it's:
869 | Umbreon | Careful | Chesto Berry | Curse | Trump Card | Payback | Rest | HP/Def
Also, another time I had to finish a battle quickly so I could leave to catch a bus, but this was the last Pokemon:
447 | Ferrothorn | Careful | Chesto Berry | Rest | Payback | Gyro Ball | Curse | HP/SpD
Unfortunately, some of this team's tricks (such as wasting Earthquake PP with Spite) depend on the AI using common sense... which it often doesn't. Example: Excadrill using Poison Jab rather than Earthquake against Drapion.
How I lost:
I played badly against a lead SD Garchomp... which is annoying as I had no trouble setting up on that same one earlier in the streak. Maybe I should keep a log of my battles like Peterko does... basically I worried about the idea of Garchomp Struggling itself to death before Drapion had enough boosts to be safe against whatever came in next. Somehow I failed to reason properly and didn't even take into account that it would obviously boost its Attack back up with SD if I didn't Trick it directly after Whimsicott's Taunt. One minor lapse in concentration or logic can end a streak easily in the Subway.
I hate the feeling of demotivation after losing a fairly big streak. I'm not sure what I'll try now, and I honestly hate using Drapion purely because of how boring it is (especially stalling out Curse Umbreons and Ferrothorns). I can't test out Multiscale Dragonite due to a lack of DW access, and would rather come up with something more original if possible. Congrats to Jumpman for his impressive No.1 streak, and to R Inanimate for his absurd Doubles record.