Originally Posted by Fat Cobraroll
In SoulSilver, I also had a nasty experience at the Battle Factory. I was at the 48th battle, the one before the Factory Head, and my team consisted of Dragonite, Garchomp and Empoleon. I had plown my way through the opposing team, took her down to her last Pokémon, when I ran into this fellow:
- Double Team
It used those moves in that order. Garchomp never got off a single hit, but ended up poisoned and eventually fainted. My big mistake was switching into Dragonite next. It too got poisoned, and didn't land a single move. Frustrated, I sent in Empoleon, having learned the opponent's set and knowing it couldn't harm me.
I hit it a few times, doing squat all to damage it thanks to those massive boosted Defenses and Ingrain. Two of my ~50 attacks ever critted. Signal Beam brought its HP down to red twice, the second right after Cradily had recovered fully from the first.
Eventually, I was outstalled and it was down to Struggle for both of us. Empoleon went down, but Dragonite still lived with plenty of PP. Too bad Cradily was at +6 evasion, so I never hit. Its HP bar was barely visible, brought down to its last pixel after Strugge recoil when Dragonite succumbed to poison.
Now I understand why Smogon has banned evasion-raising moves.
This story reminds me of Wallace battle in my emerald mono-grass run. I sent my Cradily against his tentacruel, I used ingrain thinking that Cradily would handle the rest of Wallace's team easily knowing that I wouldn't be able to switch out.
Except I forgot one detail : his Ludicolo has double team ! After tons of ancientpower missing, tons of ether and elixir used (because ancientpower only has 8 PP :/), I was finally able to kill that ludicolo, it took so much time and I would have kill it easily with Cacturne because Faint Attack can't miss.
Wallace was a lot stronger than I thought despite having a type disadvantage against me but after all, only 2 out of 6 pokemon are actually weak to grass.
Another frustrating moment was also against a champion : Cynthia from my Platinum mono-flying team (I like mono teams :p). My Gyarados was my last pokemon at low health but with 1 dragon dance, and Cynthia has only Roserade left. I just needed to hit ice fang to kill Roserade but no I missed and I lost. Why does her Garchomp always hit its 75% accurate dragon rush while I keep missing my 95% accurate ice fang ??
This move ice fang really frustrated me during this run because when my opponent used it, it hits my flying types very hard and when I tried to use it, it freaking misses all the time :(.
Who is the troll in Game Freak who decided to make 95% accurate move ??? It's so annoying, you think they won't miss because 95% is a lot but it's still annoying when you miss them !