Yeah my streak ended last night at 118
wins. I was too lazy to post it last night so here I am now.
@ Choice Scarf
@ Lum Berry
Basically Sawk came about when I was looking up viable users of Sturdy. Sawk was pretty much the only one with good attack and speed. The combination of Choice Scarf and Sturdy allows me to almost guarantee a kill, and given Sawk's power I can sometimes get 2 or even 3 kills. Mostly I use Close Combat. Rock Slide is useful for things like Volcarona and Salamence (and to some extend Gyarados but it fails to 2HKO through Intimidate which sucks). Earthquake can be used for certain Poisons (it was rarely used though). Reversal is a filler option, but if Sawk is hit down to 1hp and is forced out next turn, it can always come back in and hit opponents with a 200 power STAB attack! It seemed to be a good option since Sawk's movepool is thin. I can also use Reversal straight away if I know the opponent is going to hit me with an attack that will take me to Sturdy but won't cause a side effect (that way, I can lock myself into the more powerful Reversal from the get go). I try not to do this though because everytime I tried I would get forced out by the next thing anyway. The EVs give me 202 speed with a Choice Scarf and are used to outspeed Choice Scarf Skarmory. I think it's neat how I can get away with Adamant since the power is appreciated. Jolly would be helpful to outspeed Electrode before it paralyzes me but I prefer the power.
I already discussed why Scizor is useful above but I'm too lazy to redo it so I'll just copypaste lol:
Scizor is useful for my current team because it deals with stuff that Sawk hates. Sawk can deal with ice comfortably but Froslass is a problem if I'm locked into Close Combat. Scizor deals with Froslass easily thanks to Bullet Punch. Sawk also hates Psychics and Ghosts and Scizor can deal with those simply because it walls most of them. Scizor also deals with Trick Room which Choice Scarf Sawk hates obviously. It even does ok against the flying dragons since Sawk doesn't do well against them (it has Rock Slide but the accuracy sucks and if I'm locked into something else it doesn't help anyway). Finally, Bullet Punch allows it to finish off weakened things if Sawk dies, making it a wonderful revenge killer.
Dragonite (copied straight from my Zoroark/Suicune/Dragonite team) is the least useful member of my team but it deals with status well. Fighting resistance is always useful too. I really need to re-EV it but I can't be bothered. It's not that big of a deal.
I lost because I was impatient and couldn't wait for my computer to load the list of pokemon used by the trainer I was fighting (it was being slow).
Battle video: 92-08553-22224
Battle 119 vs. Pokemon Ranger Ivy
Ivy sent out Mienshao, I sent out Sawk
Mienshao used Fake Out, I flinched
I used Close Combat, Focus Sash, Mienshao used Hi Jump Kick, Sawk dead
I sent out Dragonite
Mienshao used Hi Jump Kick, I used Dragon Dance
Mienshao used Hi Jump Kick, I used Dragon Dance
I used Earthquake, Mienshao dead
Ivy sent out Gigalith
I used Earthquake, Sturdy, Gigalith used Stone Edge, Dragonite dead
I sent out Scizor
Gigalith's Custap Berry activates but I used Bullet Punch, Gigalith dead
Ivy sent out Togekiss
I used Bullet Punch, Togekiss used Heat Wave, Scizor dead
This could have been easily avoided if I'd been patient and thought more clearly. Sure my computer didn't load but Fake Out + Hi Jump Kick is an obvious combination for Mienshao! A simple switch to Scizor when Mienshao used Fake Out would have allowed me to save Sawk (and Sturdy) for Gigalith and Togekiss (Gigalith with Sturdy would probably have prevented a clean sweep with Sawk but Dragonite would have finished off what was left over. Still, Focus Sash Mienshao and Gigalith on the same team is kinda annoying. I suppose I could have switch Dragonite out of Gigalith instead of letting it die but Gigalith could have critted Scizor at any time with Stone Edge (switch is why I chose not to set up either; I would have needed 2 Swords Dances to OHKO Togekiss anyway). I figured that it would be safer to let Dragonite die and see if Scizor could finish them off (I thought my chances were good since Scizor can usually beat lots of things by itself, but the opponent unfortunately had a pokemon with a fire attack as a back-up so too bad).
Still, if anyone is looking for a way to make a quick streak, Choice Scarf + Sturdy Sawk provides a good way to do this and is highly recommended from me! I wonder how Sawk would do in doubles? It would be awesome if it got Fake Out...
Originally Posted by Fat Manveru123
I'm not hell bent on using a steel type, it's just.. I'm using Liepard lead who, among other things, has Torment. His common switch-in is my Haxorus, with outrage/eq/dd/taunt. The combination of Torment and Taunt is so good that Haxy generally has no problems setting up. The problem is, Haxorus is very, very frail, and as such cannot take ice and dragon moves to the face at all (especially stab). So I need something that can set up on dragons and ice types (water too, to a certain extent), while at the same time is capable of doing a full sweep after setting up. If all else fails, I might go back to my Suicune :P
Yeah Suicune will work too, though if Liepard somehow fails to cripple a dragon type lead sufficiently for some reason battles will be tough because Suicune can only set up against the more powerful dragons if they've been crippled enough. Actually, I've always thought Liepard has potential, though I'm waiting until Prankster gets released.
Originally Posted by Fat PeterT
Slaking/Jellicent/Ferrothorn failed. Couldn't even get to the Subway Boss.
I also fiddled around with Sky Drop Aerodactyl in Doubles, but lost my first attempt at +- 50 battles. Is it allowed to abuse the Sky Drop glitch or is that considered cheating to get a streak in the subway?
I think Peterko said that he wouldn't be adding any records that abuse the glitch, especially since it has been banned in other formats such as random Wifi. It would be pretty hard to pull off consistently anyway (you may think differently though since I've never tried it).