@Peterko: Yeah, things like that happen. Sometimes it's just luck really (or there lack of). I have not used Excadrill either, and I don't think I really plan to while expecting a high streak, simply due to my experience with Tyranitar.
I remember I was using Ttar in Single as a set up sweeper (in Platinum I think). *Not such a good idea*. I lost about 4 or 5 times under 70, because Tyranitar was fully set up but Sand Veil kicks in on opposing Gliscor or Garchomp. And then it finally did it for me when Earthquake missed Lax Incense Jolteon 4 times in a row (My setup TTar was @Leftovers: DD/EQ/Crunch/Sub). And then I thought I remember Calisto or somebody using DD/Sub/Crunch/Protect Ttar and getting like 400+.
Then recently I tried my Ttar again (heh, why not, I was too lazy to breed for new pokemon), and I still lose <70, but due to some other hax not named Sand Veil.
Sand is annoying and makes things too unpredictable... I dunno.
Not sure what the point of this post was, but I did recently lost my "3. Chinese Dood & Sally (70)
- Reuniclus, Conkeldurr + Togekiss, Azumarill"
streak at 83 I think.
Just misplay... very brief synopsis: Exeggutor + back pokemon and low health Ttar (oh hah) + back pokemon vs Reuniclus (Conkeldurr in back) + Azumarill. I dunno what my mind was thinking, but I told Sally Azumarill should protect while Shadow Ball should KO Ttar, and then we focus attack Exeggutor next turn, but Shadow ball did not do enough to KO Ttar while Ttar Crunch KO'd Reuniclus, which left us at Exeggutor (and other things) facing Conkeldurr + Azumarill. ... Downhill from there.
Obviously the best course of action was Shadow ball Exeggutor + Aqua Jet to finish off Ttar. Well, stupid me.
Maybe I should play Doubles more.