Can I say just how much I loved reading this thread?
I already knew and suffered through series classic like Misty's Starmie and Whitney's Miltank, but my memory is not all that it was and this thread reminded me of so much stuff I went through!
The Rocket's Raticate, that Cool Trainer's Milotic, Winona's Earthquaking Altaria, Platinum's Fantina and her Mismagius... good times.
I remember a difficult match in Emerald that no one mentioned: Tate & Lisa.
After the joke that they were in RS, I went in unprepared and got thoroughly demolished.
I remember suffering through Steven's steel team in RS. "What the hell is a Metagross?!"
That's the fight that taught me the amazing death-fodder HM slave + revive strategy lol
Some of the recent ones in BW are also instant "classics":
-Elesa's Volt Switching antics and her Ground-immune electrics
-Ghetsis' Hydreigon. That thing was just not fair. Sacrificial Patrat FTW (hahaha I also remember my friend's sacrificial Lilipup. Took a Crit from Shantaul's Chandelure for the team!)
I played through a Japanese copy of BW2, here are some that game me a lot of trouble:
[WARNING: probably some SPOILERS ahead]
-The first gym leader.
I lost that fight like 7 times. I'm wish I was kidding. And this is from a guy who's played almost everything since RB. People say use Riolu's Counter but that doesn't really work when Riolu get's OHKOed. That damn Lilipup just DESTROYS everything.
Wanna know what I did? Thunderwave + Growl spam Mareep. Talk about forcing you to use a strategy! XD
-The Colress battle on the ship.
He has 5 steel types I believe. I had a Lucario and an Emboar, not to mention the rest of my kick ass team. They all got they ass kicked instead. I honestly don't know what happened, my team members were falling like flies.
I won the fight with a single Pokemon left. He was at half HP and paralyzed; incredibly close battle.
-The last difficult battle I had was against Caitlin.
Her Pokemon would never faint to a single attack, and her Yawn-spamming Musharna guaranteed one of my Pokemon out cold. The rest of the battle was incredibly tough, the toughest out of the E4+Champion (for me at least).
Keep up the great stories everyone! :D
Serperior :: Starmie :: Garchomp