Originally Posted by Fat Carl
Congrats on your streak. DW Durant really does make Subway Singles ridiculous. I'm kind of at the point of "why bother" now with my more traditional style team. Oh well, guess I can still try to pass Peterko for title of best "non-crippling, non Durant" team or something, lol. also, man, you have like no BP was this streak all on the first try?
Also, the Prankster Taunt thing was addressed like 5 pages back
but basically Torn and Thund prefer to attack instead of using Taunt on Whimsicott so they're not as big a threat against it.
I don't usually play battle subway unless I need BP to buy items for wifi battles so I would battle until I had enough BP for what I needed. The traditional (no trick / durant) teams I used for BP grinding were faster, but weren't meant to make it too far and never did.
Since DW Durant was released recently, and I saw that nobody on Smogon tried using it in the Battle Subway yet, I decided to make this team, and see how well it would do. So, this IS my first try at a long streak. hence, the lack of BP.
DW Durant makes getting a long streak at Battle Subway pretty easy now. Unlike Jumpman's and especially Peterko's team where they needed to think about what move to use/whether to switch and look at the Battle Subway pokmeon list and sometimes do damage calculations, this team plays the same way regardless of the opponent's set and intimate knowledge of the Battle Subway's pokemon/trainers is not needed. Whimiscott is the only pokemon with a (slightly) variable game plan.
Knock off on anything that even might carry a Quick Claw / Brightpowder,
Taunt + Encore anything that learns Volt/Turn,
Memento against flame charge users (It's not a problem to use Memento AFTER one flame charge, because Durant is still faster).
After that, it's the same every match. Durant uses Entrainment and Dragonite sets up and sweeps. There is less room for misplays and errors.
I dunno about Tornadus and Thundurus preferring to attack Whimiscott... The one time I faced a Thundurus, I distinctly remember it trying to use Taunt on turn 1 because I was thinking how screwed I would've been had Thundurus been faster.