Preface: Well hello smogon. This is my 1st vgc warstory. Well I never been good at starting things but how about I start this two days before regionals.....(p.s sorry for no pics)
Well I had my team ready. It was a basic intimidate paralysis spread.Well decided to test it on gbu. Yea not the results I expected. Well thankfully vulgo was able to breed up a poliwag, and croagunk that day, and then I thought of my team. It was quite simple, but before I continue on I'd like to show you my super awesome chinpokomanz(ev's are withheld because they are pretty unique to me):
I just reused the core of my autumn friendly team, and thought of ways to pick it up to speed with 2012 meta. Then I saw I had two water resist and toed came straight to mind. Then I just added his two best friends toed, and scizor.
NOVEMBER 12, 2011:
So I pick up my friend, and reach my other friends house and got prepared for the VGC who would right after vgc create there smogon accounts(Infiniteparalysis, and YoungVet). I had my bag of 1000 stuff at the ready. Literally it had like 2 dorrito bags, 4snapple bottles, and pop-tarts.The Ride was about 5 hours from NY to Rhode Island and well all we really did was teach my friends bro his team he will use in seniors which probably became the funniest moments in vgc this sunday.
So we arrive at the hotel, and head straight to random-match-up. Here is where I finally test my new team and GOOOOOOoooooo 2-11. Yea I was pretty pissed and thought I was destined to fail. I instantly went into annoyed mode and tried forcing everyone rooming with me to go to bed (which suceeds)rationalizing that all my losses were from lack of sleep.
Well this is it. what i've prepared for. I had everything ready, and arrived to the covention center at 8 only to find out well Masters don't start till later. I see mosquitox and our conversation is something like
ME:"Hey you go to smogon"
Mosquitox: "No, Im just ev training"(or some crap like that :p)
Me:(realizing what he means, and smirks a bit) Your Mosquitox right
Mosquitox:(Well damn. Thats all i remember folks. Till next time)
Well during my wait I see Cybertron walk in with babby like a pro. I greet them and move on.(this becomes a trend when I see most smogoneers. Just greet, and walk-away).
Well Seniors were starting soon, and YoungVets little bro battles who will soon to be Seniors Divison Champ. So yea 0-1 lil bro. then he goes on to win his next two, and heres where I begin to lol. Okay so he's battling this kid with a rain team, and well loses. I ask how he loses. He said because he was a douche. I look puzzled. Then the boy comes up to him and says gg, and says next time not to say "I'm Gonna use explosion man. Get READY!" Yep so it turns out youngvets bro was leading 2-1 with colo, and metagross out. He keeps ranting on how he's gonnna explode and well HE DOES killing both his own pokemon as the foes colo uses protect. I begin dying of laugter after this. So yep he finishes 3-3 at 16th place(what luck).
Well Now Im up. Here's were I take off with my 1st opponent:
VS Pat Hophan (zapdos/empoleon/terrakion/???)
K, I lead my regualr choice scarf terrakion+amoonguss lead vs his zappy, and empoleon.(note:my terrakion has 44speed ev's only). K so now im debating what to use. I can C.C empoleon, or rockslide zappy. I chose the laddder, and start ragepowder+rockslide. I get zappy on red, and his empoleon goes before zappy(slowass zapdos), and uses surf. K im like terrakion can survive that but he has a water gem and sacs his zappy, and terra goes down. I bring in toxicroak alonside amoonguss. he use the err other pokemon, and i recall drainpunching+ragepowdering for the easy 3-0W
VS Giovaim Neita(Cresselia,Hitmontop/zapdoes/???)
K im remember losing to my own stupidity. I saw this was a tr team and lead toxicroak and jellicent. he goes with top, and cresselia. Right off the bat im like FFFFF. I was originally gonna lead scizor/amoonguss. Now I'm in a bad match-up because I debate against myself. So yea it becomes 3-3, and i stop trickroom with the expense of croak. In comes my amoonguss. Heres were i become a idiot. My jelli was at red, and instead of letting it dies I go into a series of protects and ragepowders that get me no where but a 3-1 dephicit. Heres where my stupidity kicks in even more. I was supposes to have terrakion in the back, but instead had scizor in case TR gets up. Now its a lose 0-2.
I begin getting pissed realiazing that unless my resistance is sooo amazing i aint getting t4. Infiniteparalysis trys to say you still got 4 games left, and I become less pissed and continue on to my 3rd round opponent.
I know I have to win this, and well i feel at ease knowing its a fellow smogoneer so I relax a little and have fun. I lead my usual terrakion+amoonguss and he leads sabelye, and crobat. Im fearing a acrobatics pointed at amoonguss, and forget im scarfed and can easily get the ko. So i protect+rockslide. he will-owisp my terra, and now im liek NOOO, and does half on both sabelye, and crobat. I then tried to be more agressive and spore+rockslide. My memory is blurred but I get the ko on cro, and sabelye does something. From there I dont remeber but i know terra dies and I win with ???+amoonguss by ragepowdering both rotom, and raikous attacks.
VS Elizabeth Mahon(Gigalth/driftblim/jellicent/hydreigon)
K so Im currenty 2-1 and I battle a 1-2. SERIOUSLY. How am i suppose to get t4 battling a 1-2. I don't even feel like getting into detail and err terrakion+amoonguss make quickwork of her team. 4-0W
I wish her GoodLuck and moveon.
After this I find out my frineds are respectively 1-3. Both on a 1 game wining streak haha.
VS Rick Guerra(Toxicorak/politoed/kingdra/thunderus)
K so err standard rain team. Nothing flash that I remember. I end up leading croak+amoonguss and well win it like 3-0(i think)
You can see the battle here(courtesy of cybertron): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PT75qkrNNuw
Well this is it. When I found it it was Infinity.Cypher I thought what a way to end the Season. I just relaxed knowing t4 was out of reach, and enjoyed the battle.(BTW I Love your team man). In team preview I see ALL 4 Weather inducers. I don't know what to lead. I don't even know why I led croak, and amoonguss, but It was sure fun. GG man.
I look at the final rankings and yep there I was 6th place. I was bugged about not getting top4, but hey im still going to nats (=.
->Meeting the many smogoneers who I did not mention.(sapphirebirch,ExpertEvan,Unreality) BTW i Loved your idea of signing cards unrealityXD
->Vulgo for being the amazing breeder he is. I mean he bred like 20 pokemon for me to use. Your amazing man
->Biosci for giving me his pro terrakion he is well my MVP
->MuffinHead for his jelli, and amoonguss
->Not getting a ride to nats
->Talking to each smogoner for like two seconds
Well here concludes my Autumn Vgc adventures. Well Good bye and hope to see all of ya at philly/nats (=