Originally Posted by Fat LucaroarkZ
I didn't want his Infernape revenge killing anything, and I especially didn't want it revenging Scrafty. Losing Sableye and crippling something in the process seems a much better play than annoying it with Recover to me.
Did I really have much that can switch in on a Fighting-type? Honchkrow was at pretty low health, and this is Mono-Dark. Just about everything else I had left would have been a worse switch-in than Weavile, and I needed to keep Hydreigon. Hydreigon is such a valuable member of my team, and I couldn't afford losing it. I'd much rather have lost Weavile. I pretty much had no choice but to either go about revenging with Scarf Hydreigon or killing it with Honchkrow, depending on the Pokemon.
I agree my opponent could have made more switches, though, especially after it became pretty obvious that my Hydreigon was scarfed.
But if it wasn't scarfed, which was entirely possible, that's not crippling. And giving it lefties isn't crippling either. Not to mention, if you keep recovering it's not just annoying, it could be fatal, and you might even succeed in forcing him out, allowing you to deal with him more suitably later.