Jan 21st, 2013, 5:01:24 PM
Join Date: Oct 2012
If you think this has a happy ending, you haven't been paying attention.
Originally Posted by Fat Manitary
Just a few things I noticed
Turn 1 - I'd never stay in with Skarmory against Nidoking, if you don't invest in SpD both Flamethrower and Thunderbolt will activate Sturdy (and he carried Fire Blast), and I don't understand why your opponent switched in Espeon instead of killing you...ok maybe he wanted to bounce back one hazard and setup screen or something similar but Skarmory 2HKOs if he can't put up Reflect, and killing the Skarm is just easier.
You have a really bad match-up against Nidoking since your team is weak to Fire moves, Volcarona can't survive 2 consecutive Fire Blast (even with a Quiver Dance between), Haxorus doesn't like taking all that damage (he takes 36.75 - 43.37%) and Nidoking outspeed him, and Keldeo fears the Thunderbolt.
Turn 3 - Why do you choose Celebi over Keldeo? Keldeo 252+ is faster (at this point you know that Nidoking isn't scarfed) and threaten him with Surf, while Celebi is slower, take 61.13 - 72.02% from Fire Blast and only 2HKO with Psychic so Nidoking can try to kill or just switch out after the first hit. Idk why he used Ice Beam: maybe he thought you switched in Haxorus, but Fire Blast deals 36.75 - 43.37% damage and Adamant Haxorus has 2 speed point less than Timid Nidoking (and he's Timid seeing the damage of Ice Beam)
Turn 5-6 - Again, why switch into Keldeo and mostly why stay in with Forretress if he has Fire Blast? Maybe you could U-Turn to Forretress to see if he Thunderbolt'd (trying to predict the switch to Keldeo) and then to Keldeo to take the incoming Fire Blast
Turn 8 - From the damage it's hard to say what is the Rotom-W set, but surely it doesn't invest much in SpD (at most ~120EV with neutral nature) so he has a chance to be scarfed and Volt Switch does 67.49 - 79.87% damage which is a kill after recoil/poison. You are already in a bad position though, since Celebi would be trapped by Scizor and Haxorus doesn't like free damage+poison and the incoming Scizor forcing another switch
Turn 8-9 - I wouldn't put Volcarona on Whimsicott exactly because he has priority Leech Seed, you could use Celebi instead since Toxic Spikes prevent paralysis and you're immune to Leech Seed so you can heal or U-Turn out preventing a switch/U-Turn to Scizor
Turn 11-12 - Flash Fire Arcanine (I hope he hadn't Justified!) just wall you, and with the Leech Seed damage the OHKO with Flare Blizt is guaranteed while you need a +2 to have a chance to 2HKO him. If you sacrifice Volcarona (as you did) you have nothing dedicated to Scizor, and if you switch to Haxorus he gets seriously damaged by Flare Blitz+poison (not counting that scarf Rotom-W will KO after the damage)
Originally Posted by Fat MCBarrett
I liked the idea of this thread and its been dead for a while so i thought i'd start it back up.
Hope my advice helps...
Thanks for that. And are we allow to post more than one battle?
VM or PM me for an OU rate.
@The Captain: lovemaking is a lot like battling, quick and disappointing