Originally Posted by Fat sasuke-kun19
just to comment your last battle, when I face that alakazam I always taunt because he always tries to trick the specs on tornadus instead of hitting ape with psychic, so the next turn he's completely useless. well, very good streak anyway :)
I did know he was going to Trick (I have seen it a few times against this team and all my other teams), and I probably would have Taunted it if it had a more offensive partner, but I decided to Taunt Spiritomb instead because I thought that would cripple it more (which it did; Taunting Spiritomb is not actually a bad play). Of course, I didn't want to receive Specs so I used Fake Out on Alakazam, overlooking the fact that it can have Inner Focus.
I should say that I had no idea who it was going to Trick to though, it has Tricked to Infernape before, though if I did then the best move selection would have been Substitute to block Trick and Spiritomb's Will-O-Wisp. At the same time I should have switched Infernape out to Hydreigon. Then simply use Acrobatics on Alakazam to kill (even if it switched, both of the back-ups would have died) and just leave Spiritomb alone until the others were dead since Spiritomb is easy to take out when it is the only one left.