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Join Date: Sep 2005
Hmm, I wonder HOW everyone got such long streaks with Tyranitar+Excadrill, seriously guys?
I can´t even get to 35 with those.
Pokémon Black Battle Subway Super Doubles streak: 30, 19, another very early loss
Team: Tyranitar, Excadrill, Rotom-W (Scarf), Latios
Lost #31 to Blissey, Tangrowth, Volcarona, Weavile: Tangrowth lived through Scissor and Crunch, Volca through Quake and Psyshock, Blissey ToxiStalled me.
Lost #20 to Samurott, Gastrodon, Ambipom, Golem: Quake/Crunch KO Gastro, Waterfall KO Exca, Bolt KO samu, BB KO TTar, Bolt Para 3% left, Ambi Payback Lati, Lati Pulse, Autotomize, Slide Slide
Lost very early again to Sand Veil Gliscor which avoided 5 attacks.
Pokémon Black Battle Subway Super Doubles streak: 32
Team: Tyranitar, Excadrill, Cresselia, Latios
Lost #33 to Arcanine, Ferrothorn, Quagsire, Krookodile: Ferro Cursed, Quagsire killed with Waterfall, Krook survived a HH Wise Lens Dragon Pulse with ease and proceeded to kill Latios and Cresse.
Pokémon Black Battle Subway Super Doubles streak: 15
Team: Tyranitar, Gyarados, Cresselia, Excadrill
Lost #16 vs PKMN Breeder Kathy – Flygon, Electivire, Glaceon: Intimidate, White Herb, switch in Exca, Draco Meteor CH on Exca, Bolt, doesn´t affect, Crunch Flygon; Quake doesn´t affect anyone (lol didn´t pay attention at the start of the battle, Vire was floating), Earth Power, Exca fainted, Focus Blast, TTar fainted, Bolt, Gyara fainted, Hail+Blizzard+Signal Beam Cresse fainted.
Yes most of those are horrible misplays on my side, but it´s not like I have an easy time, there´s trouble in every other battle. And if I face a Sand Veil Gliscor, lol...no matter what I do, I can´t hit it. Also I´ve said it many times, but Rock Slide is the worst attack in the Doubles metagame (along with Heat Wave and Blizzard), I mean it´s like 50/50 for me, virtually everytime I use it, one of the oponents avoids it.
Tyranitar can´t do shit, it gets killed by every random Pokémon. Lol Rock Slide. The biggest joke is when the AI uses some random priority move just to kill the baloon, making me OHKO my own Tyranitar with Excadrill. I´m also disappointed that just about every semi-bulky Psychic type survives a Crunch (maybe because all I face is Claydol and Reuniclus). I´m running Jolly max speed but even that is not enough as it gets threatened by too much faster stuff. I´m thinking about running Dragon Dance with Focus Sash and maybe Drill Liner on Exca, because Ttar feels too often like dead weight. Or maybe I go special with Dark Pulse, Thrower (now if Ferro starts curse resting I´m dead), Ice Beam/Thunderbolt, Protect.
Excadrill is amazing, yes it really is, but often misses crucial OHKOs on stuff. TTar can´t help him much or doesn´t, because it´s outsped and threatened. Even if TTar attacks as well, there´s still too much living on the field, fuck Rock Slide. If they lead with Intimidate, you KO nothing. I wish Ttar could learn Helping Hand.
First, I started with a Focus Sash Exca, but Quake wouldn´t OHKO even things weak to it. Now Life Orb is my item of choice, it is a significant dmg increase. There´s no way I have time for any other boost (SD), because even with such relatively high HP, Exca easily dies to any SE attack. I hate having to use Rock Slide, I hate Rock Slide. I´m seriously considering using Smack Down for the lolz, if only that move had a little more base power, because even 3/4 Slide is stronger than Smack Down on one oponent. Although, when accounting for the awful accuracy problems I have with Slide, maybe Smack Down would make me happier. But lol a 50 BP move...
And the guy with Rotom-W who said he got to 686, you must be a troll. My average Hydro Pump hit/miss ratio is 3/2 with that thing (on a good day). Yes it rapes Waters, but oh my god if you have to rely on a Hydro Pump hit.
Cresse doesn´t survive nearly as much as I wished it would, residual sand and enemy dual attacks make quick work of it. My set sucks (Icy Wind, HH, Psyshock, Rest), but only because it´s on a wide roster of Pokémon considered for VGC and I currently only have one, transferred it today and haven´t decided yet on the moveset. Obviously once I get rid of HH or IW, I would have to SR for a new Cresse in one of my other games.
As much as I love Latios, it couldn´t do much when it had to. In the last streak, I tried lead Gyarados, which works pretty good and has nice resists and makes it easy to bring Exca on Bolts, it´s just that everything spams never missing Rock attacks and I won´t start on Electric attacks.
Why, I mean when I have to face those monsters in my streaks as oponents, they feel invincible, but as soon as I start to use them myself, they´re as good as any other average Pokémon. Maybe I should not have started playing again after those two months and just let it be.
Sorry but I´m a bit frustrated, the last time I had a streak of over 100...I don´t even rember when that was.